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Next on News 7 at 11....
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A terrifying and deadly amusement park in Texas.
A gasoline tanker explosion shuts down a busy freeway.
And gas prices make a sudden jump.
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Those stories and the fight over a south Roanoke County high school approaches a crucial moment.
News 7 is next. [Open]
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[New-School]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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It's been debated for years: whether to build a new high school in South Roanoke County, how to pay for it, and where it should go up.
Now a major decision may be just two days away, as the Roanoke County Supervisors consider a special use permit for the Woods End property on Tuesday. [TAKE GFX MAP]
The property is located just off Old Cave Spring Road, not far from the intersection of Brambleton and 419.
[Anchor=Eric]
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But even as the project appears to be moving forward, some county residents who live near the site are saying not so fast.
Joe Dashiell has their story.
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[IN Q=Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Craig Mitchell/Kingston Court Resident; :31]
[SUPER=01-Mary Lucas/South County Resident; :53]
[SUPER=01-Tom Leggette/School Board Member; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Cheryl Myers/Kingston Court Resident; 1:15]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke County]


((Residents of Pleasant Hill Drive and the Kingston Court subdivision gather in a neighbor's living room to air their concerns about the new high school. [NAT SOUND OF RESIDENT]
[SOT #1 16:13]
[IN Q=So we thought all along]

((SO WE THOUGHT ALL ALONG THAT IT WAS NEVER GOING TO BE PLEASANT HILL AND THEN WE GO TO THIS MEETING AND IT'S SLAMMED RIGHT THROUGH THERE.))
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[OUT Q=right through there]


The residents say they aren't opposed to the new school, but they believe a single entrance that will carry hundreds of cars and buses through their neighborhood to route 221 is a bad idea that threatens the safety of school children and residents.
They want more than simple assurances from county officials.
[SOT 20:48]
[IN Q=Hopefully if we get a light there great.]

((DR. CRAIG MITCHELL/KINGSTON COURT RESIDENT: HOPEFULLY IF WE GET A LIGHT THERE GREAT. IT WOULD BE BETTER FOR ALL INVOLVED I THINK IF WE HAD TWO ACCESSES IN AND OUT. IT'S HARD TO IMAGINE THE VOLUME OF PEOPLE COMING IN THERE IF YOU HAVE ONE WAY IN AND ONE WAY OUT.))
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[OUT Q=one way out.]


But on Tuesday the supervisors will also hear other voices, like those of south county residents who believe the school is long overdue and the Pleasant Hill entrance the best alternative.
[SOT 01:43:20]
[IN Q=And I understand]

((MARY LUCAS/SOUTH COUNTY RESIDENT: AND I UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD , BUT I FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO GET THE ENTRANCE TO THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL AND I JUST DO NOT WANT TO DELAY THE HIGH SCHOOL ANY LONGER.)) ((TOM LEGGETTE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: SO WE'VE TRIED TO LOOK FOR A FAIR STANDARD AND WE BELIEVE THE ENTRY WAY AT PLEASANT HILL IS THE ONE THAT WILL AFFECT THE LEAST NUMBER OF PEOPLE.))
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[OUT Q=any longer.]


All of that is small consolation to the residents of the Pleasant Hill Kingston Court neighborhood...
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[IN Q=we're welcome to compromise]

((WE'RE WELCOME TO COMPROMISE, BUT WE THINK THEY'RE JUST ASKING US TO COMPROMISE SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T WANT TO DO, THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN.))
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[OUT Q=of our children.]


And they fear that unless safeguards are spelled out now, they'll be fighting this battle for years to come.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))[Amusement-Ax]


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Something went wrong at an amusement park water ride in Texas today .. very wrong.
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[20NA - 20:30:29 - 21NA - 21:02:07]
One person was killed and eleven others were injured, on the Roaring Rapids ride at Six Flags over Texas.
Their boat apparently overturned, trapping the victims under water.
Officials say all twelve of the victims were buckled into their seats.
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[Tanker-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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If you think you have a tough drive at times, be thankful you weren't in Boston today.
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[- 20NA - 20:31:52] That's where a tanker truck loaded with gasoline exploded today on a busy freeway.
The fire sent flames shooting into the air and jammed traffic in both directions for three miles.
The heat from the blaze was so intense it melted the tanker and nearby guardrails.
Four people suffered minor injuries as they tried to escape from their vehicles.
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[Amtrak-Service]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=Net]
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The names of the 11 people who died in last week's Amtrak crash were read aloud in a church in Bourbonais, Illinois today.
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Family members joined residents of the Chicago suburb in remembering the victims who brought them together.
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[SOT 20:02:47]
[IN Q=a tremendous]

((GROVER BROOKS/CHICAGO MAYOR; A TREMENDOUS TRAGEDY, IT IS NOW A PART OF OUR HISTORY, ADN THE PEOPLE WHAT WERE ON THAT TRAIN WILL ALWAYS BE A PART OF US.))
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[OUT Q=part of us]
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[VO-NAT]


The investigation into the wreck is still underway. An NTSB spokesman says they'll be interviewing witnesses for two more days.
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[Missing-Tourists]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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Grieving relatives gathered at the site where two bodies were found in a charred rental car near Yosemite National Park this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Sonora, CA]

[20NA - 20:08:48]
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They are believed to be two of the three women who disappeared while vacationing near the park five weeks ago.
Agents say the remote location where the car was found is often used by locals as a dumping area.
They say whoever torched and abandoned the car clearly knew the area.

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[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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"Saving Private Ryan" and "Shakespeare in Love' were the big favorites going into tonight's Academy Awards presentations, but the ceremonies are known to bring big surprises at times. This year's awards are still being presented, Manuel Gallegus tells us who's won the big ones so far.
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[SUPER=01-James Coburn/Best Supporting Actor; :33]
[SUPER=01-Judi Dench/Best Supporting Actress; :50]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles]

((THE RED CARPET WAS ROLLED OUT FOR THE STARS AS OSCAR NIGHT MOVED TO SUNDAY. AND IT WAS HOLLYWOOD'S A-LIST ARRIVING AT THE DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILLION IN LOS ANGELES.
(NATS)
(SUPER: SAVING PRIVATE RYAN)

INSIDE A REAL CONTEST WAS SHAPING UP. AFTER LAST YEAR'S BLOWOUT BY THE MOVIE TITANIC
(SUPER: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE)


A BATTLE BREWED BETWEEN SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE AND SAVING PRIVATE RYAN.
(NATS)

THE EVENING'S FIRST WINNER WENT TO A VETERAN. ACTOR JAMES COBURN PICKED UP THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR AWARD FOR HIS ROLE IN "AFFLICTIONS".

(SOT: James Coburn, Best Supporting Actor)


LATER, SHAKESPEARE IS LOVE PICKED UP STEAM ON THE AWARD COUNT. AS JUDI DENCH WAS AWARDED BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS FOR HER ROLE AS QUEEN ELIZABETH THE FIRST.

(SOT: Judi Dench, Best Supporting Actress)


CONTROVERSY ALSO SURROUNDED THIS YEAR'S TELECAST. WITH A FUROR OVER DIRECTOR ELIA KAZAN'S SPECIAL OSCAR AWARD. HE'S BEEN LONG CRITICIZED IN HIS ROLE IN THE BLACKLISTING OF SOME DURING THE 1950S.
(Nats)

BUT IT WAS THE LACK OF A RUNAWAY HIT THAT MADE THIS YEAR'S ACADEMY AWARDS AMONG THE MOST SUSPENSFUL IN RECENT YEARS.

(Standup)

Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Los Angeles ))
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[Possible ad-lib of late winners][Gas-Prices]


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In case you haven't noticed, gas prices are going up again. It's one of the biggest jumps in years.
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Indeed, the Lundberg Survey reports it's the fastest increase at the pumps since Iraq upset oil markets by invading Kuwait in 19-90.
Lundberg says the average gallon shots up about eight and a half cents a gallon in the past two weeks.
That's pretty close to the increases at many Roanoke area stations over the same time.
But prices nationwide are still about 24 cents below those just a year-and-a-half ago.
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[Aussie-Floods]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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It's may now be Spring in the northern hemisphere, but south of the equator, late March means early autumn.
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[VO-NAT]
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And in Australia, that means this is cyclone season.
Two storms battered the country's northwestern coast.
The second brought winds up to 180 miles per hour, and torrential rains.
The flooding has forced at least 18-hundred people in Australia to evacuate their homes.
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[SS=None]

Want to look in on dorm rooms, live? Don't miss this week's Webwatch, just ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]

And a triumphant landing in the desert. The new heroes talk about 20 days in the sky.
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[Balloon]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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After 20 days alone in a gondola, two history making balloonists found themselves alone again.
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[SUPER=03-Egyptian Desert;]


Bertrand Piccard and Brian Jones had to wait 8 hours in the Egyptian desert before a military heliocopter picked them up.
[SUPER=03-Cairo, Egypt;]


Afterward, they did their best to describe the first ever non-stop round the world balloon flight.
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[SOT 20:00:13]
[IN Q=for me the]

(( FOR ME THE BEST MOMENT WAS EXACTLY THE MOMENT BETWEEN THE TAKEOFF AND THE LANDING. THAT WAS REALLY A BEAUTIFUL MOMENT DURING 20 DAYS, AND WE HARDLY COULD BELIEVE THAT IT WAS SO FABULOUS TO LIVE IN SUCH A SMALL GONDOLA))
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[OUT Q=a small gondola]
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[VO-NAT]


Piccard says the worst moment was when they both got sick over the Gulf of Mexico.
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[Kosovo]


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The U-S will try talking at least more time with Yugoslavia. Envoy Richard Holbrooke is heading back to give officials another warning .. that NATO is ready to start bombing unless the violence stops in Kosovo. The U-S wants Yugoslavia to sign a Kosovo peace deal and end the latest military action.
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[SUPER=03-Pristina, Kosovo]


Tensions inside Kosovo were raised even further today, when four Serb policemen were killed and one was injured in the capital city of Pristina, where ethnic Albanians constitute an overwhelming majority.
All were sprayed with bullets from a passing car.
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[US-China]


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The security breach at U-S nuclear weapons programs may be worse than originally thought.
"Newsweek" reports sources believe the Chinese penetration of the U-S nuclear weapons program is ``total.'' Energy Secretary Bill Richardson calls the Newsweek story ''an over-exaggeration,'' adding ''there's a lot of hysteria out there.''
Richardson says China did get U-S nuclear secrets, but he says the extent of the security breach still hasn't been determined.


[WebWatch]


[ANCHOR=Eric]
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[WRITER=eea]
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One of the senators who helped pass the Brady Bill is taking aim at internet gun sales.
And we found a website that'll keep you tied up for hours.
More on tonight's webwatch.
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[IN Q=Senator Charles Schumer]
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[OUT Q=WDBJ7-dot-com]

(( [intro] [RUNS05]
Senator Charles Schumer is proposing legislation to regulate internet gun deals, saying they bypass background check laws.
Auction site E-bay recently stopped gun sales.
The National Rifle Association says there's no proof ANYONE is buying guns illegally online.

Take a peek into college life at the WebDorm... Students across the country agreed to put their dorm rooms online... they got a free web-camera in return. Not much studying going on here... of course spring break is just wrapping up.

Celebrate the 80's with Dan... Dan's website features a weekly 80's hit song.... this week, remember Scandal?
[natsot]

[RUNS05]
More 80's memories are a click away on Dan's long list of flashback melodies.

If you're into knots, you canNOT pass up Roper's knots page. Here you can learn how to tie a double overhand... the Flemish Eight... or the VERY popular Monkey's fist.
Its NOT hard to find these websites... just click on WebWatch on the WDBJ web page, at WDBJ-dot-com.))

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The 60-million dollar Big Game jackpot will surely mean big ticket sales, but it hasn't always been that way in the Commonwealth.
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[VO-NAT]

Just ahead on News 7, Virginia Newsreel looks at the controversy created when Virginians first okayed a state lottery.

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[Lottery-Reel]


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Casino gambling could be right around the corner at the Greenbrier Resort in West Virgnia, but not before Greenbriar County voters have the final say.
[GRAPHIC=Va Lottery]


The arguments for and against gambling are much like those heard across Virginia during the lottery debate.
In this week's Virginia Newsreel, Keith Humphry tells us what it took to get the ball rolling in the Old Dominion.
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[SUPER=21-Richmond/1987; :15]
[SUPER=21-Gov. Jerry Baliles; :25]
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[OUT Q=I'm Keith Humphry;]

(( Scratch tickets and bouncing ping pong balls. It's all part of the Virginia lottery. But 12 years ago the fate of a state lottery lay in the hands of voters.
While support seemed to wane in the days before the November election, the opposition made huge gains. They added prominent names to their list; Attorney General Mary Sue Terry and House Speaker A.L. Philpott voiced their opposition as well as Governor Jerry Baliles.
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[SOT 2:09:07]
[IN Q=DOES va NEED]

((Governor Jerry Baliles/ DOES VIRGINIA NEED A LOTTERY IN MY OPINION NO IT DOES NOT. WHILE I RECOGNIZE THE LOTTERY WOULD CERTAINLY GENERATE REVENUE, LOTTERIES TEND TO BE UNRELIABLE SOURCES OF FUNDS WITHOUT A CONSTANT PROMOTIONAL EFFORT TO KEEP THEM GROWING)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q=them growing]


But revenue was exactly what store owners hoped to gain.
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[SOT2:12:11]
((IN Q=A SMALL BUSINESS LIKE OURS NEEDS EVERY LITTLE AVENUE IT CAN TO BRING IN MORE CUSTOMERS))

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[OUT Q=more customers]


Supporters were not giving up without a fight.
They had their own list of 16-thousand Virginians who would vote for the lottery.
In a last ditch effort, two out-of-state companies donated a total of 50-thousand dollars to the pro-lottery movement.
The money arrived just in time to fund a last- minute T-V ad campaign.
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[SOT2:18:46]
[IN Q=George Washington ]

((COMMERCIAL/ GEORGE WASHINGTON PLAYED THE LOTTERY AND IF YOU VOTE FOR IT THIS TUESDAY. THE LOTTERY ENDORSED BY WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON, MARSHALL, MADISON, MONROE. ADD YOUR NAME TO THE LIST. THE VIRGINIA LOTTERY A WINNING TRADITION)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=WINNING TRADITION]


How did Roanokers feel about the winning tradition?
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[SOT 2:15:04]
[IN Q=I'M AGAINST IT]

((5 PEOPLES OPINIONS)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=COME TO VIRGINIA]


And it did. High voter turnout favored the pro-lottery campaign.
On November 3, 1987, the new Virginia Lottery became the country's 29-th government-run lottery.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Keith Humphry.)) [Eric & Andrew] [Mention 60 million dollar Big Game jackpot]









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Duke is headed back to the final four. The blue Devils beat Temple 85 to 64 capturing the East Regional championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/CBS SPORTS; :]


The band and fans were all fired up for this match up.
And the Owls would take the early lead when Lamont Jones takes it in for the jam to make it 8 to 5 Temple.
But Duke went on one of its runs led by Trajan Langdon who hits three of his game high 23 and the Blue Devils took the lead 16 to 11.
[SUPER=33-Duke/85/Temple/64/;]


The Blue Devils were just too strong Corey Maggette with the follow jam off the William Avery miss and Duke wins it 85 to 64.
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[S-State]


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[WRITER=rst]
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Duke will play Michigan State. The Spartans came from 13 behind to beat Kentucky 73 to 66.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Louis, MO/CBS SPORTS; :]


The Spartans will be making their first final four appearance in 20 years.
Kentucky, denied a fourth straight trip to the final four, took control early this Heshimu Evans jam mad it 13 to 4 Wildcats.
But the Spartans would answerr A.J. Granger hits this three pointer and Michigan State trailed by 1 at the half.
[SUPER=33-Michigan St./73/Kentucky/66/;]


Michigan State took a 1 point lead halfway through the second half and the Spartans hold on for the 7 point win.
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Connecticut and Ohio Statte will meet in the other match up.

[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-29 (53:10)]
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The Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 24 point first half deficit to beat the Orlando Magic 115 to 104.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/NBC SPORTS; :]


Dennis Rodman returned after leaving 8 days ago for personal reasons.
And in the first quarter he gets the pass from Shaquille O'Neal for the easy layup but the Lakers trailed by one.
Orlando's Penny Hardaway cuts to the basket and scores on the jam and the Magic led the game 41 to 29 in the second quarter.
[SUPER=32-Los Angeles/115/Orlando/104/;]


But Kobe Bryant had a career high 38 points 33 in the second half as the Lakers win it 115 to 104.
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[S-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Richmond]


The Roanoke Express dropped one this evening in Richmond. The Renegades beat the Express 5 to 2.
Roanoke plays Dayton at the Roundhouse Tuesday night. And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-41 tc 23:14]
[GRAPHIC=women's final four]


Duke beat ODU yesterday 76-to-63 in Greensboro to earn a spot in the elite eight and a match-up with Tennessee.
The Lady Vols beat Virginia Tech 68-52.
Tennessee's pressure defense forced The Lady Hokies into 26 turnovers and was targeted at taking Tech guard Lisa Witherspoon out of her game.
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[SOT 5:48:59]
[IN Q=We wanted to]
[SUPER=01-Pat Summitt/Tennessee Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Witherspoon/Virginia Tech Guard; :34]
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[OUT Q=a better job]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Tech finishes the season with the best record of any basketball team in school history--28 and three.

Tennesse and Duke meet tomorrow night.[S-Tigers]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-31 (57:24)]
[GRAPHIC=Final Four]


Hampden-Sydney's run at a division three national championship ended last night at the Salem Civic Center as defending champion Wisconsin-Platteville beat the Tigers 76 to 75 in double overtime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


The Tigers got a shot at the win but Jeremy Harris's running jumper at the key bounced off the rim at the buzzer giving the Pioneers their fourth division three championship in the 90's
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[IN Q="Im definitely]
[SUPER=01-Jeremy Harris/Tigers Center; :]
[SUPER=01-Bo Ryan/Pioneers Head Coach; :15]
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[OUT Q=.....a very good team."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The Tigers finish the season 28 and 3.




[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up, We'll check in with the winners on the pro golf tours today.
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[VO-NAT]


And Jeff Burton wins the rain shortened TranSouth Financial 400 at Darlington.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-39 (27:45)]
[GRAPHIC=Darlington Logo]


It was a rainy day in Darlington. The race was red flagged for over 2 and a half hours after only 45 laps.
Then the rains came again stopping the race after 164 laps giving the leader at the time Jeff Burton the win in the TranSouth Financial 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :]


When the race re-started after the delay Jeremy Mayfield would take the lead with Burton running a strong second.


Pole sitter Jeff Gordon passes Mayfield in traffic but Mayfield comes right back to hold on to the lead.
Burton would take his second lead of the day with 136 laps left in the race.
Then on lap 163 Ernie Irvan and Kenny Irwin lock up and crash collecting Burton, Gordon and several other cars in that area of the track.
At that point the showers returned. Burton, who suffered damage to the right front wheel of his car, urged the showers on and he was declared the winner of the race.
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Mayfield was second, Dale Jarrett third, Gordon fourth and Mark Martin fifth. Ward Burton was 8-th and Rick Mast 13-th.



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Hubert Green and Gill Morgan won the Legends of Golf championship. The duo shot a 6 under par 66 to finish at 22 under par and a three shot win.
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It took took two extra holes to determine the winner of the Bay Hill Invitational.
Tim Herron won the event on the second hole of a sudden death playoff with Tom Lehman. Both golfers finished regulation tied at 14 under par. Herrron shot a 72.
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The ladies were in Phoenix for the Standard Ping Register tournament.
Karrie Webb shot a final round 69 to finish at 14 under par for a four shot win over Lorie Kane.
It's Webb's third win in six L-P-G-A events this year.
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Where can you see grace, horror and comedy all at the same place? No it wasn't tonight's Academy Awards, but rather the Thailand Kite Festival.
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Kite enthusiasts from 15 countries made up 18 different teams to take part in the 6th annual festival this weekend. The British team had one of the big festivals hits with this scuba diver kite. But few could match the American team who stole the show with their highly choreographed kite routine that they practice for 25 hours each week.
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