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Coming up on News 7-
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Missiles fire into the night as NATO strikes the former Yugoslavia.
Here in Roanoke one family with loved ones in Kosovo- talks about the situation.
And do you get enough sleep. Results of a new study.
And Tech hires a Wahoo to coach it's hoop team.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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News 7 is next.
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[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#none -- TAKE NEWSPATH LIVE]
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Nato missiles are hitting Yugoslavia - striking army barracks, power plants and air defense sites.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Newspath]


Lisa Hughes is following this story and has the latest from Washington D-C.
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
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[SOT]
[SUPER=03-Pristina, Kosovo;]
[SUPER=01-William Cohen/Secretary of Defense; 56]
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[OUT Q=CBS News]

((POWERFUL EXPLOSIONS LIT UP THE NIGHT SKY AROUND YUGOSLAVIA...AS NATO WARPLANES LAUNCHED A BOMBING CAMPAIGN AGAINST MILITARY TARGETS. AT THE WHITE HOUSE, PRESIDENT CLINTON ADDRESSED THE NATION.. MAKING HIS CASE FOR THE NATO ASSAULT.

(SOT) 20:01:46 "We act to protect thousands of innocent people in

Kosovo from a mounting military offensive. We act to prevent a wider war, to defuse a powder keg at the heart of Europe that has exploded twice before in this century with catastrophic results. (15)
USING COLORFUL MAPS, MR. CLINTON ALSO CITED HUMANITARIAN CONCERNS.

(SOT) 20:04:21 "We've seen innocent people taken from their homes,

forced to kneel in the dirt and sprayed with bullets. Kosovar men dragged from their families, fathers and sons together, lined up, and shot in cold blood." (13)
DOZENS OF AIRCRAFT INCLUDING TWO U-S B-2 STEALTH BOMBERS FIRED ON YUGOSLAV ARMY BARRACKS, POWER PLANTS AND AIR DEFENSE BATTERIES.

(SOT) 17:15:49 William Cohen/Secretary of Defense

"We are attacking the military infrastructure that President Milosevic and his forces are using to repress and kill innocent people. NATO forces are not attacking the people of Yugoslavia." (11)
WHILE NATO IS STILL ASSESSING THE DAMAGE FROM THE BOMBINGS, SERB TELEVISION RELEASED THESE PICTURES OF INJURED CIVILIANS AT A HOSPITAL.))

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[Families-react]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
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For many people watching in the Roanoke Valley, the bombing in Yugoslavia is far from home.
For others, It IS home.
[Double box=Jean/Eric=Newsroom]
[super=@Eric1]


Eric Earnhart is in the newsroom with local reaction. [take Eric full--NEWSROOM]
We talked with Roanoke Residents... including some Yugoslavian refugees who have lived here for 3 years.
They hope the Americans watching truly understand what's at stake.
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[IN Q=From the time the bombing]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Lucian White; :08]
[SUPER=01-Amrus Demaku/Yugoslavian Refugee; :27]
[SUPER=01-Merima Demaku/Yugoslavian Refugee; :52]
[SUPER=07-Rocky Sluss; 1:03]
[SUPER=07-Barry Chitwood; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=to understand that]


((From the time the bombing started, the news was on at the Community Inn in Roaoke... patrons watching intently.

[SOT 00:52:10]
[IN Q=If they think]

((LUCIAN WHITE; IF THEY THINK THEY'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING, THEN I'VE GOTTA GO ALONG WITH... IF IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO WE GOTTA LIVE WITH IT.))
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[OUT Q=live with it]



But perhaps no one in Roanke is watching closer than Amrus and Merima Demaku... They fled Croatia 3 years ago. They have family in Kosovo... but say the fighting has left little else.

[SOT 13:07:29 ]
[IN Q=]

((AMRUS DEMAKU/YUGOSLAVIAN REFUGEE; THEY CLOSE SCHOOLS, THEY CLOSE HOSPITALS, CLOSE THE TV, RADIO, EVERYTHING, WE DON'T HAVE NOTHING THERE IN KOSOVO FOR NOW. ))
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[OUT Q=for now]



They haven't heard from their families in 15 days... they fear the NATO bombing raids could kill them, but believe it is also the only way to save them.

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[IN Q=that is only]

(( MERIMA DEMAKU/YUGOSLAVIAN REFUGEE; THAT IS ONLY HOPE, THAT AMERICA DO SOMETHING, THAT WE SEE THEM ALIVE))
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[OUT Q=see them alive]



But here on the street, some Americans, roughly half according to polls, have trouble supporting the offensive.

[SOT 00:56:48]
[IN Q=they've been]

(( THEY'VE BEEN FIGHTING EACH OTHER FOR 800 YEARS,SO WHY SHOULD WE GO AND STEP IN TEH MIDDLE OF IT NOW? ))
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[OUT Q=of it now.]
[SOT 00:53:38]
[IN Q=gonna lose]

(( GONNA LOSE A LOT OF MONEY A LOT OF LIVES, AND A LIFE AIN'T WORTH IT.))
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[OUT Q=aint worth it]



But Amrus fears if NATO does nothing, a third world war could be the final result. Merima says, if NATO does NOT follow through... many more lives WILL be lost.

[SOT 13:09:57 ]
[IN Q=it doesn't matter]

((MERIMA DEMAKU/YUGOSLAVIAN REFUGE; IT DOESN'T MATTER IF IT'S CHILD, IF IT'S WOMAN, IF IT'S OLD MAN, THEY'RE KILLING ALL. I JUST HOPE THEY UNDERSTAND THAT SOMBODY NEEDS TO HELP THAT PEOPLE. I JUST WANT THEY UNDERSTAND THAT))
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[OUT Q=help that people]))

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[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-12]
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A domestic argument turned deadly last night in Lynchburg, leaving two people dead and another wounded.
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Police say 27-year old Harry Eugene Mitchell shot and killed his ex-girlfriend Lisa A Prior and wounded her sister.

Mitchell then apparently turned the gun on himself.
The shooting occurred at the home of the victims' mother on Bell Street.
Police say it was a domestic dispute that got out of hand.
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[SOT 9:39:42]
[IN Q=You try to]

((EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: YOU TRY TO LOOK FOR THE CAUSES OF IT AND TRY TO LEARN FROM IT AND HOPEFULLY MAYBE IF SIMILAR SITUATIONS OCCUR IN THE FUTURE, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP PREVENT IT BE EDUCATING THE PUBLIC ON SAFETY MEASURES WHEN THEY'RE INVOLVED IN A DOMESTIC SITUATION THAT COULD TURN VIOLENT.))
[SUPER=01-Cmdr. Earl Burnette/Lynchburg Police; :00]
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[OUT Q=could turn violent.]
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[VO-NAT]


The injured woman.. 44-year old Debra Dawson is in satisfactory condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
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[Jackson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
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[GRAPHIC=Charles Jackson, Jr.]


It turns out a man arrested by Roanoke Police in a routine stop two weeks ago was not only armed and dangerous -- he's wanted in New Jersey for attempted murder, kidnapping and aggravated assault.
When they checked his fingerprints, they determined his name is Charles Andre Jackson, Junior.
Jackson told police he was carrying a phony I-D, because he realized he was a fugitive and knew as a convictd felon that he was prohibited from having a gun.

[Interstate-Landing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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Interstate drivers could hardly believe their eyes tonight...
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[from 9:40pm feed]
[SUPER=03-Lexington Co., SC]

when a small plane came out of the sky and pulled off a crash landing just 30 yards from a South Carolina highway.
The single-engine Cessna took some hits in the mishap near Interstate 26, but the pilot -- and the folks on the ground -- escaped unharmed.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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

Coming up on News 7 at 11, a new hospital is officially open for business in Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus... it will knock you off your feet.
The BIG thrills of the big screen are coming to Roanoke.
We'll tell you when and where I-MAX digital entertainment arrives in the Star City.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=..BIG 7"]

((Hey folks this Mike Stevens back in the New 7 Sports palace. A UVa grad takes over as head hoop master at Tech. Rick Stokes proves we can all just get along.
We'll hear from Stokes and look back on his playing career, plus check on the McDonald's all-star hoopla from tonight and have the hard reality from the local hard water. It's straight ahead on the Big 7.))


[Science-Musuem]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:56:30]
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The main attraction in Roanoke's science museum will soon be what the museum's director calls a "pretty cool" experience.
As Scott Goldberg reports, it'a movie theater that takes viewers for a high-tech ride.
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((It's an old-school 35-millimeter projector now.
But by this summer, the system inside planetarium at the Science Museum of Western Virginia will project a high-tech IMAX-like digital experience.
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[IN Q=have you]

((KEN SCHUTZ: HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN IMAX MOVIE? IF YOU HAVE SEEN ONE YOU KNOW HOW COOL THEY ARE.))
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The museum's executive director knows just how cool it will be when the 400-thousand-dollar upgrade is finished, and the planetarium adds exciting thrillers to its lineup of star shows.
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[IN Q=for example]

((KEN SCHUTZ: FOR EXAMPLE, THE FEELINGS YOU HAVE WHEN YOU'RE ON A ROLLER COASTER. AND THROUGH THE OPTICS OF THE SYSTEM, IT TAKES YOU TO THE TOP OF THE COASTER AND THEN YOU GO DOWN AND YOU FEEL YOUR STOMACH LIFT AS THOUGH YOU WERE REALLY MOVING.))
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[IN Q=WE CONTINUE]

((MAYOR BOWERS: WE CONTINUE TO WORK BEHIND THE SCENES...))
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Meanwhile, Mayor Bowers said the city still plans to open another large-format theater -- a huge IMAX -- just blocks from the science museum.
And he said, downtown's big enough for both of them.
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[SOT 23:51:49]
[IN Q=the more]

((BOWERS: THE MORE WE HAVE, THE MORE IT'S GOING TO ATTRACT. SO IF THEY COME DOWN FOR ONE EVENT, THEY'LL STAY FOR ANOTHER EVENT.))
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Tickets at the science museum should cost about as much as a regular movie.
The theater's projected opening dated is July 2nd.
Scott Goldberg, News-7.))


[Memorial-Bridge]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Plans are in the making for a new bridge across the New River.
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[VO-NAT]
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Tonight residents of Radford and Pulaski County got their first look at the plans.
Two spans will replace the existing Memorial Bridge... and construction could begin by the end of next year.
The Virginia Department of Transportation held a public forum on the bridge design tonight in Radford to hear feedback from residents.
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[SOT]

[16:41:49-16:52]
[IN Q=We've been in need]

((WE'VE BEEN IN NEED OF THIS FOR A LONG TIME SEVERAL YEARS, THIS WILL BE A TEMENDOUS IMPROVEMENT FOR THE COUNTY AS WELL AS THE STATE.))
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[OUT Q=well as the state.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The current bridge was closed for one month in 1994 due to a failed inspection. It has since been stabilized, but its worsening condition is helping push the replacement forward.




[Radford-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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It's been in the works for15 years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


Today it paid off as Southwestern Virginia got a new hospital... officially.
The New River Valley Medical Center was formally dedicated today in Montgomery County.
The new facility has fewer beds than Carilion Radford Community - the hospital it's replacing.
But officials say the new technologies offered at the Medical Center will give area patients a leg up, compared with health care in many other communities.
And officials are also banking on the hospital's design to help the sick feel better.
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[SOT]

[12:20:40-12:20:47]
[IN Q=It's as non-hospital]
[SUPER=01-Archie Cromer/Retired Carilion Board Chairman]
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[OUT Q=place you relax.]

((ARCHIE CROMER/RETIRED CARILION BOARD CHAIRMAN: IT'S AS NON-HOSPITAL AS YOU CAN GET... MORE LIKE SOME PLACE YOU RELAX.))
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[VO-NAT]


Patients were moved into the new facility over the weekend.
The Medical Center is expected to serve 60-thousand patients a year - it employs 750 people, and over 100 physicians.
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[Tease2]


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


Later on News 7 at 11, you've heard of Disneyland and Opryland... but what about Lego-Land?
We'll give you a glimpse of the new theme park.
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[VO-NAT]


And, if you toss and turn trying to get your Z's at night, you're not alone -- and help IS available.
Straight ahead... the lowdown on sleep deprivation.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-8 9 1/5 9 5 9/2 5 15 20 33/2 7 17 31 32 42/0 7 3 0 3 9]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
8-9-1

(eight, nine, one)


Pick 4:
5-9-5-9

(five, nine, five, nine)


Cash 5:
2-5-15-20-33

(two, five, fifteen, twenty, thirty-three)


Lotto:
2-7-17-31-32-42

(two, seven, seventeen, thirty-one, thirty-two, forty-two)


Kicker:
0-7-3-0-3-9

(zero, seven, three, zero, three, nine)



[Sleep-Deprivation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
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How many hours do you sleep every night?
You may be suprised to find more than half of all Americans are sleep deprived.
Andrew Colton explains why.
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[Super=01-Leslie Guidry/Patient; 1:21]
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(( WHO CAN'T RELATE TO THIS? TOSSING AND TURNING _ HOPING TO FALL ASLEEP, FEARING ANOTHER NIGHT WITH LITTLE REST. A NEW STUDY BY THE NATIONAL SLEEP FOUNDATION IN WASHINGTON SAYS IT'S HAPPENING TO A MAJORITY OF US. 62 PERCENT OF AMERICAN ADULTS AREN'T GETTING THE 6 to 8 HOURS OF SLEEP THAT THEY NEED. DR. RICHARD CASTRIOTTA/Hermann Hospital "studies have shown that in general for most people that if you get less than 6 hours of sleep over a long period of time, you will suffer the effects of sleep depravation. AT THE SLEEP CENTER IN HOUSTON'S HERMANN HOSPITAL, PATIENTS WAIT FOR THE SAND MAN UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF A CAMERA. AS THEY STRAIN FOR SLEEP, THEIR EVERY MOVE, EVERY MOTION IS RECORDED AND ANALYZED. DOCTORS THEN TRY TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG. ANDREW COLTON/HOUSTON the sleep foundation says sometimes, bad sleeping habits can be cured _ they say cut out smoking, soda with caffeine, or alcohol a few hours before you go to bed _And they say don't fall victim to something many of us do _ don't surf the net through all hours of the night_ THE STUDY ALSO SAYS THAT STRESS CAN KEEP YOU UP_SO DOCTORS SAY SIT DOWN AND DEAL WITH YOUR PROBLEMS WELL BEFORE BEDTIME. 25 YEAR OLD LESLIE GUIDRY WISHES THAT WAS `HER' PROBLEM. SHE'S NOW ON MEDICATION AFTER 24 YEARS OF SLEEPLESS NIGHTS. LESLIE GUIDRY, PATIENT: I actually wake up a little more refreshed_even though it's a little bit difficult to get up_ I'm able to think more clearly." SLEEP PROBLEMS CAN NORMALLY BE CURED, BUT MOST PEOPLE NEVER SEEK MEDICAL HELP. THAT'S WHY DOCTORS SAY INSTEAD OF TOSSING AND TURNING, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT, AND YOU TOO CAN END THOSE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS. ANDREW COLTON FOR CBS NEWS, HOUSTON.))


[Cherry-Blossoms]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
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Cherry blossoms in Washington D-C are a sure sign of spring-
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[VO-NAT]
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Today 5-hundred new cherry tree saplings were presented to the National Park Service.
It was back in 1912 that the Japanese government made a gift of 3-thousand cherry trees to the nation's capital. But since then most of the trees have died.
There are only 125 left in the original group.
Today's trees were all grown from cuttings from the original cherry trees-
Once the trees are older they'll be planted around Washington's Tidal Basin and East and West Potomac Parks.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=334-Mostly/Cloudy/34-36/Mostly/Cloudy/44-46]

[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA/SP-39]
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Ricky Stokes proves Tech and UVa grads can change their allegiance especially when money is involved. We'll hear the Hokies new hoop coach in just moment, plsu peek in on tonight's McDonald's all-star classic, and hear from Duane Hamrer who arrived back in town tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Vancouver, Canada; :00]


But first it's an Extra special night in the Extra Point as George Lynch returned to Vancouver to play his old team the Grizzlies this evening for the first time since moving to Philly.
Lynch spent two season in Vancouver, tonight he's been spend his time wearing out the Grizzlies.
He had 6 points and a steal in the first 10 minutes of the game.
The Sixers lead it in the ____ quarter.
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[take a break]



[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-40]
[graphic=Tech hoops]


Virginia Tech's head basketball coaching vacancy was filled yesterday - almost as quickly as it was created.
No-nonsense Tech athletic director Jim Weaver introduced the man he hopes can take the program to the top of the A-10 yesterday afternoon.
Roy Stanley has the story from Blacksburg.
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[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/New Va. Tech Head Coach; :21]
[SUPER=01-Jim Weaver/Va. Tech Athletic Director; :32]
[SUPER=01-Andre Ray/Va. Tech Rising Senior; :51]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:02]
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[OUT Q=...news 7 sports."]
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[S-Stokes]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[SUPER=04-1983-84 Season;]


Stokes not only played in two final fours, but he played in a school record 134 straight games at Virginia. And after his senior season he was named the recipient of the Francis Naismith award which is given annually to the best player in the nation under six feet tall.
He also was the captain of the team his senior season and graduated in 1984 with a degree in psychology.
He is considered an excellent recruiter and he is a Richmond native with strong ties to the state.
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(BYE BYE)



[S-TEXAS]


[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11PM]
[WRITER=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=STOKES]


Now, I can already hear the jokes flying today at the water cooolers around the state. "Yeah, you got Ricky Stokes, but it only shows that it takes a UVa man to get the job done at Tech."
Well, Stokes, who spent last year at Texas, took a shot at his alma mater yesterday in a not so subtle way.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]

((RICKY STOKES/NEW VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/New Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=to be a hokie (applause)."]
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[S-Stars]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-42]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL]


The best high school players in the nation were on display last night in the annual McDonald's all-star game in Ames, Iowa.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ames, Iowa/ESPN; :00]


UVa's prized recuit for next season, guard Majestic Mapp from the Bronx in New York City went down the wrong road in the first quarter, as Stanford Bound Casey Jacobsen beats him to the hoop and draws a foul.
Jacobsen beat a lot of folks in this game as he had 15 points in the first quarter alone for the star studded West.

[SUPER=33-West/141/East/128;]


Mapp would get in the groove later in the game as he drains the three pointer for the East. But the West wins it 141-to-128.
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[S-Irish]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-28]
[GRAPHIC=IRISH FB]


Notre Dame is making some unwanted headlines tonight. Reports out of South Bend say a former Booster named Kim Dunbar gave former Irish star Derrick Mayes gifts, money and trips during his college days. Mayes is now with the Packers. Dunbar is in prison after he was caught embezzling one million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Also, Utah coach Rick Majerus removed his name from consideration for the Notre dame job.
Majerus was recommended for the job by the Irish's athletic director.
But Notre Dame administrators said he didn't fit the Irish image.
What image?
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[Sports Tease]


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


Still to come on this Wednesday night - news from the Express camp. We'll hear from Duane Harmer who flew back into town tonight, plus
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[VO-NAT]


see what's up in the front office as the team looks to get back on track on and off the ice.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-31]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express announced today that team general manager Tony Mancuso is leaving his position effective April fourth, the end of the regular season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


According to Mancuso, he and the Express owners came to a mutual agreement that he would step down. One of the team's owners, Dick Yancey, confirmed this tonight from his office in Harrisonburg. Mancuso and the owners are still working together, but Mancuso had to address some family matters.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I had]
[SUPER=01-Tony Mancuso/Express G.M. Until April 4th; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...go back there"]
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Mancuso is the third Express front office employee to be let go in the last week, something that hasn't gone unnoticed.
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((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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Owner Dick Yancey adressed rumors that the team might be sold, saying they are NOT TRUE, and that the current owners intend to keep the team. Former Express Owner John Gagnon spoke to Yancey at last night's Express/Bombers game. He has expressed interest in buying the team. Gagnon also talked with Henry Brabham last night. Brabham said today he has no interest in the Express except as a fan.
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With Hampton Roads on deck this Friday night in Tidewater, the Express will have a tough job rebounding from its current three game slide. The team has won just 3 of its last 11 games, but help is not only on the way - it is already here.
Duane Harmer flew back into Roanoke last night from Providence of the AHL to give the team a much needed boost on defense.
We caught up with him at the airport.
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In tonight's video of the day - a place where kids of all ages can walk through five towns --
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including New York City and Washington D-C in only minutes.
It all begins with a little imagination, and lots and lots of Legos.
About the only thing kids can't put their hands on here at the Legoland theme park are the models of Mini-land .. 5 miniature replicas of American towns.
California became the permanent home to Legoland after beating out Virginia in a fierce battle.
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