[11Wythe-Arrests]

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Two people are in custody in connection with the armed robbery of a motel in Wythe County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./March 10;]

[use file 99-2, 51:06]
Surveillance cameras captured this couple holding up the Fort Chiswell Comfort Inn on March 10th.
Late Friday night, police in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina apprehended 25- year- old Channing Forrest Sine and his wife Angela Jean Sine.
A third suspect who has "not" been named is still at large.
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[11Smith]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=SunAm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-78; 1:48:35]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Major Ken Smith has announced he is running to replace Reed Kelly as sheriff in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]


Smith kicked off his campaign for the top spot yesterday morning.
He is a 20- year- veteran of the department, the last eight years as Kelly's chief deputy.
Smith says his experience makes him the right man to head up the 80-person department.
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[SOT 00:43:32]
[IN Q=With authority]

((KEN SMITH/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF'S CANDIDATE: WITH AUTHORITY COMES RESPONSIBILITY AND WITH RESPONSIBILITY COMES ACCOUNTABILITY. AND I'M READY TO MAKE MYSELF AND THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE OF BOTETOURT COUNTY ACCOUNTABLE TO ITS CITIZENS.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Smith/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Candidate; :00]
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[OUT Q=to its citizens.]
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[VO-NAT]


Smith says his goals as sheriff would be D-U-I enforcement and drug interdiction.
He joins Salem police officer Ronnie Sprinkle as the only two candidates in the race so far.
Sprinkle's father was Botetourt County's sheriff for more than 30 years.
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[11AMtrak]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Train Crash Investigation]


The 11 people who died in last week's Amtrak crash will be remembered this morning.
Memorial services are scheduled in Bourbonnais (bur-buh-NAY'), Illinois, where the accident occurred.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bourbonnais, IL/Monday;]


The train collided with a truck last Monday.
Investigators are still poring over the train cars and engines.
They're focusing in part on why the locomotives spilled fuel that went up in flames, when they were specially designed to prevent that from happening.
All of the dead were in a sleeper car that burned.
A witness has told investigators the truckdriver disobeyed the warning gates and crossed the tracks causing the accident.
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[Junior-Miss]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=99-5 TC 1:20:40]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The New Virginia's Junior Miss is from Lynchburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Emily Oldham, a student at E.C.Glass high school won last night's pageant.
She also won several preliminary awards in Creative and Performing Arts, Fitness, and Presence and Composer.
Oldham was awarded a total of 6-thousand dollars in Scholarship money.
Tyler Overstreet from Salem was the first runner up. She won a total of 33- hundred dollars for college.
Dozens of young women competed in last night's event held at Patrick Henry High School.
Oldham will now go on to compete in the national junior miss pageant in Alabama. Former national winners include Diane Sawyer
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[Anchor=Denise]
[ss=none]


Abi Greene won the Miss New River Valley Pageant last night. Greene is a student at Auburn High School. She wil

l go to to compete for the Miss Virginia crown in June. [Health-Week]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=Health Check]
[GRAPHIC=Health check]


A Roanoke doctor receives national recognition and a hospital in the N-R-V has a way to make sure patients don't come to on the operating table. Tonya Flory has this week's top medical stories.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 ]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :30]
[SUPER=01-B. J. Carpenter/Anesthesia Services; :52]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=Health Check]
[TAPE#=599-6 2:23:17]

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[ReelOpen]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=VA Newsreel]
[Graphic=VA Newsreel]


Casino gambling could be right around the corner at the Greenbriar Resort.
But Greenbriar County voters will have the final say.
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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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE][Lottery-Reel]


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[TAPE#=Virginia Newsreel]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=21-Richmond/1987; :15]
[SUPER=21-Gov. Jerry Baliles; :25]
[SUPER=21-/1987; 1:47]
[SUPER=21-Roanoke; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:57]
[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.
(///// SOT /////)
[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))

[RUNS04]
[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.))











[Sports-Plays]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SPorts-plays]
[GRAPHIC=Women's final Four]


Experience and size powered second ranked Tennessee over Virginia Tech.
But the news kids on the block say the loss to The Lady Vols is not a set back.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=this is ]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Virginia Tech vs. Tennessee; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Head Coach;:33]
[SUPER=01-Tere Williams/12 Points, 3 Blocks; :50]
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/52/Tennessee/68; 1:25]
[super=01-Pat Summitt/Tennessee Head Coach; 1:32]
[super=01-Michelle Houseright/13 Points, 8 Rebounds; 1:52]
[SUPER=@Denise1; 2:04]
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[OUT Q=14 and oh run]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SS=hold]


The Lady Hokies finish the season with a 28 and three record, the best record in school history.
[2-shot toss to break]

[11Poindexter]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-4; 1:12:04]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Former Liberty High School student Jamelle (juh-MELL) Poindexter reportedly pleaded for his life just before he was shot to death in September.
That's according to a Lynchburg newspaper.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/November 25;]

[use file from 98-64, 1:13:39]
Police have charged Randy Ross with capital murder and Keirstin (Keer-sten) Davis with first degree murder in connection with the shooting.
According to transcripts from a joint hearing, a wounded Poindexter pleaded for help just before one of the teens reportedly shot him several times in the head.
Both teens are now awaiting trial.
If convicted Ross could get the death penalty.
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[Clinton]


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[WRITER=ame]
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Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea will be touring North Africa for the next 12 days. Clinton will give speeches on religious tolerance and the role of women. The trip started out with a few minor complications. Their plane skidded to a stop at Andrews Air Force Base yesterday when flames shot from an engine during takeoff. It took off again hours later after repairs.

[Missing-Tourist]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Bad weather suspended the search for the body of the third tourist missing since last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Near Sonora, CA;]


A snow storm forced investigators to call off yesterday's search.
Three women have been missing since February 15th when they went on a sightseeing trip to Yosemite National Park.
Their burned out rental car was found Thursday with two badly burned bodies in the trunk.
Investigators have taken personal items from the car as evidence and a half mile stretch of highway remains a crime scene.
A positive I-D on the bodies won't be known until tomorrow.
Investigators believe more than one person was involved in the crime.
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[11Hospital-Move]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-5; 40:59]
[GRAPHIC=Carilion]


Moving day can be a difficult and trying time for a family.. but imagine packing up an entire HOSPITAL and trucking it across town.
They accomplished just that in Radford yesterday as Carilion unveiled its new medical care facility.. and shut down the old Community Hospital.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lester Lamb/V. P. Carilion New River Valley; :15]
[SUPER=01-William Harris/Patient; :24]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Hawley/Father; :46 (quick!!!)]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Farmer/Move Coordinator; :50]
[SUPER=@ssm1; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Webb/RCH Employee; 1:13]
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[OUT Q=News7, Radford.]

((
[natsot waterfall 15:20:43]

[RUNS 01]
With its waterfalls and piano music it looks more like the lobby of a five-star hotel.. after 13 years of planning, no detail has been omitted from Carilion's new 60- million dollar medical facility for the New River Valley.
[SOT 15:09:11]

((LESTER LAMB/V.P. CARILION NEW RIVER VALLEY: THE EMPHASIS IS ON MAKING THE BUILDING AS PATIENT- FRIENDLY AS POSSIBLE AND ALSO VERY FRIENDLY FOR THEIR RELATIVES WHEN THEY'RE VISITING TOO.)) [RUNS 10]
[OUT Q=they're visiting too.]
[SOT 15:13:16]

((WILLIAM HARRIS/PATIENT: EVERYTHING'S NOT SO STARK WHITE, ANTISEPTIC, IT'S MORE OF A HOMEY.. IT SHOULD RAISE PATIENTS' SPIRITS.)) [RUNS 08]
[OUT Q=raise patients' spirits.]


The patients were the last component of the old hospital to make the move across town.
The last baby born at Radford Community arrived with mom and dad around 10.. about a half hour after Carilion's FIRST baby came into the world.
[SOT 15:16:01]

((KENNETH HAWLEY/FATHER: HE CAN ALWAYS SAY HE WAS THE FIRST ONE BORN UP HERE..)) [RUNS 03]
[SOT 15:25:51]

((TRACY FARMER/MOVE COORDINATOR: YOU HAVE TO HAVE THAT CONTINUITY OF CARE AND YOU WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THOSE PATIENTS ARE NOT ONLY COMFORTABLE BUT HAPPY, AS WELL AS THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.)) [RUNS 07]
[OUT Q=their family members.]


All told it took just a few hours to transfer all 53 patients and get them acclimated to their new surroundings. [Standup 15:33:59] ((Back in town, the transformation was just as quick. Signs for the old hospital had been removed or covered up, and while they're excited about the new facility, some of the long-time staff here say they're a little nostalgic about leaving the old one.)) [RUNS 13]
[OUT Q=the old one.]
[SOT 15:31:35]

((BONNIE WEBB/RCH EMPLOYEE: THEY WOULD SAY `FOURTH FLOOR NOW CLOSED' AND THEY WENT DOWN UNTIL THERE WAS NO PATIENTS UNTIL AT THE VERY END THEY SAID `RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IS NOW CLOSED'.)) [RUNS 11]
[OUT Q=is now closed.]


And a new era has opened across town.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Radford.))

[11Family-Reunion]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-81; 1:42:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


One family is back together after a special reunion at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Thirteen years after their daughters escaped their war-torn homeland, a Vietnamese couple was reunited with them yesterday.
Bao (bow) and Sophun (so-fin) Ngo (no) were greeted with tearful hugs and kisses from their four daughters.
The girls were part of a mass exodus from Viet Nam in 1986, but it took their parents much longer to get clearance for their own emigration to the United States.
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[SOT 00:45:52]
[IN Q=The girls know]

((JOYCE BELIVEAU/FOSTER PARENT: THE GIRLS KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFERENT FOR THEIR PARENTS, THEY DON'T SPEAK THE LANGUAGE, IT'S A WHOLE NEW CULTURE, IT'S A WHOLE NEW LIFE. THEY'VE LEFT TWO TEENAGERS AND A 9-YEAR-OLD GIRL BACK IN SOUTHEAST ASIA THAT THEY COULD NOT GET OUT NOW, SO THEIR ENDEAVORS NOW WILL BE TO GET THE REST OF THE FAMILY SPONSORS AND OVER HERE AND THAT WILL PROBABLY BE A FIVE TO TEN YEAR PROCESS TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Joyce Beliveau/Foster Parent]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Beliveau says the remaining children are staying with friends and family back in Viet Nam.
Governmental red tape prevented them from accompanying their parents to the U-S.
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[Oscar-Preps]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Acadamy Awards]


Later tonight, we'll find out which one of our favorite actors and movies won that coveted Oscar at the Academy Awards.
That's just part of the fun.
Getting ready for the big event is an event in itself.. for the stars as well as the fans.
Jennifer Sabih has more on the Oscar preps from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles.

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[SOT 5:39:13 5NA]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; ;00]
[SUPER=01-Brenda Blethyn/Oscar Nominee; :29]
[SUPER=01-Johnnie Weber/Fan; :41]
[Super=01-Jennifer Sabih/Reporting; 1:18]
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[OUT Q=Los Angeles]




[ProfileOpen]


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[TAPE#Profile Open]
[GRAPHIC=VA Profiles]


A presbyterian church in Bath County is having a year-long celebration in honor of its 250th anniversary.
Stacey Martin recently visited Windy Cove Presbyterian Church and has more in this week's Virginia Profiles.
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[Windy-Cove]


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[SOT]
[IN Q=The earliest pictures]
[SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Rob Scherrard/Windy Cove Minister; :21]
[SUPER=@Stacey2; :46]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Bath County.]

((The earliest pictures of Windy Cove Presbyterian Church and its faithful following date back to the late 1830s.
So you have to rely on old books and records for the history of its founding in 1749.
It's a history this congregation has been celebrating since New Year's Eve.
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[SOT 12.37.42 - 12.38.04]
[IN Q=We gathered here]

((REV. SCHERRARD: WE GATHERED HERE AND WE SHARED STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE FROM WINDY COVE OR PEOPLE FROM OUR FAMILIES WHO HAD BEEN IMPORTANT IN OUR SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT AND THEN WE PRAYED TOGETHER AND WHEN MIDNIGHT CAME WE CELEBRATED COMMUNION AS THE FIRST ACT OF OUR 250TH ANNIVERSARY HERE.)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=250th anniversary here.]


Stained glass windows bare the names of instrumental figures in the church's history including its founder Reverend Alexander Craighead and Reverend Samuel Brown who supervised construction of the current Windy Cove Presbyterian Church in 1832.
It was one of the few times the congregation had to relocate.
And, Brown made sure the church was once again built on a solid foundation.
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[SOT 12.30.25 - 12.20.45]
[IN Q=This brick structure]

((REVEREND SCHERRARD: THIS BRICK STRUCTURE WAS MADE FROM BRICKS THAT WERE ACTUALLY MANUFACTURED HERE ON THE SITE. AND IT'S THE TYPICAL CONSTRUCTION. IT'S NOT BRICK VENERE, IT'S ACTUALLY THREE BRICKS THICK. THIS WALL IS THREE BRICKS THICK AND SETTING ON A FOUNDATION OF STONE AND ROCK. )) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=stone and rock.]


The move gave the church more room to expand and serve its growing number of parishoners and several chapels--which have long since closed, leaving only a few old, silver fixtures behind.
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[SOT 12.41.52 - 12.42.03]
[IN Q=This communion wear]

((REV. ROB SCHERRARD:THIS COMMUNION WEAR IS SOME OF THE COMMUNION WEAR THAT CAME FROM THOSE SMALLER CHAPELS THAT AT ONE TIME WERE THRIVING MEMBERS OF WINDY COVE. )) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=of Windy Cove.]


Several homecomings have been held in recent years to welcome back old members.
And on-going projects are scheduled throughout this year in honor of the anniversary--but Reverend Scherrard said the congregation is by no means stuck in the past.
They're just marking the blessings of time...
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((nat sot))

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while looking ahead to the future.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Bath County.)) [2-HEADLINES]
[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]

[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]


They were caught on tape and now they have been caught by police. Police in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina apprehended 25- year- old Channing Forrest Sine and his wife Angela Jean Sine in connection with the armed robbery of the Fort Chiswell Comfort Inn Wythe County on March 10th. The third suspect is still being sought.
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Major Ken Smith kicked off his campaign to replace Reed Kelly as sheriff in Botetourt County.
Smith is a 20- year- veteran of the department, the last eight years as Kelly's chief deputy.
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Thirteen years after their daughters escaped their war-torn homeland, Bao (bow) and Sophun (so-fin) Ngo (no) were reunited with their family at the Roanoke Airport yesterday.
The girls were part of a mass exodus from Viet Nam in 1986, but it took their parents much longer to get clearance for their own emigration to the United States.
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[ANCHOR=Andrew 2 SHOT]


And that's what's making news on this Sunday March 21-st .



[Sports-Extra]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra]
[GRAPHIC=women's final four]


Duke earned a spot in the Women's final four by beating ODU yesterday 76-to-63 in Greensboro.
That game was followed by Tennesse's 68-52 win over Virginia Tech.
The Lady Vols game plan included a press to keep Hokie guard Lisa Witherspoon from penitrating the defense and stop Spoon's passing game.
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[SOT 5:48:59]
[IN Q=Va Tech]
[SUPER=01-Pat Summitt/Tennessee Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Witherspoon/Virginia Tech Guard;]
[RUNS=33]
[OUT Q=a better job]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
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Tech finishes the season with the best record of any basketball team in school history--28 and three.

[S-Sidney]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-43 (24:26)]
[GRAPHIC=Final four]


Hampden-Sydney tried to become the first ODAC team in 23 years to win a division three national championship.
But after two overtimes Wisconsin-Platteville won it's fourth crown in the 90's.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hamp.-Sydney vs UW-Platteville; :]


The Tigers made the Pioneers work for this championship.
Hampden-Sydney would take the early lead as Bobby Jackson pulls down the offensive rebound and scores the jumper making it 14 to 9.
[SUPER=33-UW-Platteville/76/Hamp.-Sydney/75/;]


But the defending champion Pioneers win it in two overtimes 76 to 75.
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[S-Racing]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=Dal]
[TAPE#=SP-28 (1:45:55)]
[GRAPHIC=Atlanta Logo]


Jeff Gordon took the checkered flag at yesterday's Cracker Barrell 500--his second win of the season and his 44-th career victory.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/ABC Sports; :]


Bobby Labonte, who started on the pole, would dominate the early laps of the race and he was the leader with 287 laps left to go.
South Boston's Ward Burton, a second place finisher last week, was in the thick of the race battling Jeff Gordon for third place.
Then the caution flag came out because of showers on one end of the track.
When they got back to racing Jeff Gordon motored his way to the front taking the lead from Mike Skinner on lap 174.
Geoffery Bodine ran into some trouble as he hits the outside wall of the track and then slides down to the inside bringing out the caution.
Gordon took the lead with 69 laps to go and he used a quick pit stop near the end of the race to hold the lead and win the Cracker Barrel 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
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[IN Q="This Monte...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Cracker Barrel 500 Winner; :00]
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[OUT Q=......was a rocket."]
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Bobbyy Labonte was second, Mark Martin third, Jeff Burton fourth and Dale Jarrett fifth.
Rick Mast finished 16-th.
[ss=Darlington]


Jeff Gordon, is on the pole for today's NASCAR race in Darlington. Here's how the field stacks up.
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[SUPER=X5013;]
[SUPER=0107-1. Jeff Gordon/173.167/2. Johnny Benson//3. Mark Martin//4. Mike Skinner//5. John Andretti//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Rick Mast//7. Kevin Lepage//8. Bill Elliott//9. Jeff Burton//10. Tony Stewart//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Jeremy Mayfield//12. Joe Nemechek//13. Michael Waltrip//14. Kenny Irwin//15. Elliott Sadler//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Geoffrey Bodine//17. Bobby Hamilton//18. Robert Pressley//19. Brett Bodine//20. Sterling Marlin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Dale Jarrett//22. Chad Little//23. Kenny Wallace//24. Jimmy Spencer//25. Ken Schrader//;]
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[super=0107-26. Rusty Wallace//27. Terry Labonte//28. Ward Burton//29. Steve Park//30. Dale Earnhardt//;]
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[super=0107-31. Dick Trickle//32. Buckshot Jones//33. Jerry Nadeau//34. Matt Kenseth//35. David Green//;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0107-36. Kyle Petty//37. Ernie Irvan//38. Wally Dallenbach//39. Darrell Waltrip//40. Ted Musgrave//;]
[super=x5009;]
[super=0107-41. Ricky Rudd//42. Ricky Craven//43. Ed Berrier//;]
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[OUT Q=..last driver."]
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[Ebert-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[NEWSCAST=Sun am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net Siskel and Ebert]



Who will win the best picture award? That is one of the questions that will be answered tonight at the Acadamy Awards.
Roger Ebert takes a look at two movies that have been nominated for best picture;Saving Private Ryan and Shakespeare in Love. He also tells us there is more to the competition that meets the eye.
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You can see Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.

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Don't forget to join Melanie, Kimberly, and Steve all this week for News 7 Mornin'. Here's Steve Pardon with a preview.

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