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Next on news 7-
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An Alaskan Airlines jet has crashed off the Los Angeles coast- tonight we'll have a live report- as crews begin pulling bodies from the water.
Plus we'll hear from family and friends of a missing Radford teen.
And which Superbowl ad was the most popular?
We'll check it out.
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News 7 is next.
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[Alaska-Air]


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An Alaskan Airlines Jet has crashed tonight into the Pacific Ocean- not far from Los Angeles.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newspath]


Manuel Gallegus joins us live from California with the latest.
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Los Angeles, CA]



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[SUPER=03-Off Mugo Point, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Chris Schuber/Coast Guard Spokesperson]
[SUPER=01-Len Sloper/Alaska Airlines Customer Service]
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((UNDER DARKENED SKIES, RESCUE CREWS ARE SEARCHING THE MURKY PACIFIC WATERS LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE SURVIVED THE ALASKA AIRLINES CRASH.

-SOT-

Chris Schuber/Coast Guard Spokesperson
THE ROUTINE FLIGHT WAS ON ITS WAY TO SAN FRANCISCO FROM PUERTO VALLARTA MEXICO, WHEN THE CREW REPORTED MECHANICAL TROUBLE WITH THE MD-80 CRAFT. ACCORDING TO ALASKA AIRLINES IT WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE HORIZONTAL STABILIZER.
THE CREW REQUESTED TO LAND AT THE LOS ANGELES AIRPORT- BUT 20 MILES OFF THE COAST, THE PLANE REPORTEDLY FELL FROM 17-THOUSAND FEET, AND WENT OUT OF RADAR CONTACT--AT 3;45 THIS AFTERNOON.

-SOT-

Len Sloper/Alaska Airlines Customer Service Manager
HELICOPTERS OVER THE SCENE AT FIRST SHOWED A LARGE CHEMICAL SLICK ON THE WATERS SURFACE AND THEN DEBRIS FLOATING ON THE SURFACE.
THE COAST GUARD REPORTS THEY HAVE RECOVERED BODIES FROM THE WATER. THEY WILL CONTINUE TO SEARCH ALL NIGHT FOR SURVIVORS. ))

[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Los Angeles, CA]
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[Kenya-Crash]


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An update on another plane crash-
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[Vo-nat]
[Super=03-Ivory Coast;]


Authorities have given up hope of finding more survivors after yesterday's Kenya Airways crash.
Rescuers will be searching the water for the jet's data and cockpit voice recorder tomorrow.
The plane was heading to Nairobi when it crashed off the Ivory Coast.
Ten people were rescued from the sea. Another 169 people are believed dead.
Officials say the aircraft did not have any technical problems.
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[Lewis-Gale]


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They hope it's the cure for what's ailing the Lewis-Gale Clinic.
Tonight its administrators and board of directors outlined a plan to change the clinic's ownership ... and keep additional doctors from departing.
[2-Shot=Jean and Scott/set]


Scott Goldberg has been on this story all day and has the details tonight.
Jean, after a long weekend of intense talks with its parent company ... the clinic says tonight that it's ready to move in a new direction.
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[SUPER=@Scott1]


The plan, which'll be carried out over the next couple of months, is for doctors to buy back the clinic and run it independently.
The hope is that will stop another mass exodus of doctors ... stabilize the clinic ... and let it keep caring for its patients.
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[SUPER=03-Salem; 00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Larry Patton/Chmn. of Lewis-Gale Clinic Board; 10 --quick]
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(( Behind closed doors in Salem ... it was a meeting of the doctors who have not resigned....
Hearing a complicated plan to divorce the clinic from its parent company, PhyCor.
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[SOT 6:51:42]
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((DR. LARRY PATTON/CHMN. OF THE LEWIS-GALE CLINIC BOARD OFR DIRECTORS: I THINK IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS THAT PHYCOR DIDN'T WORK THE WAY WE HAD HOPED IT WOULD.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q=HOPED IT WOULD]


The chairman of the clinic's board of directors says when PhyCor took over four years ago ... it promised to run a more efficient clinic.
But since then, doctors have been quitting -- 29 doctors this month alone -- accusing the physician management company of MISmanaging Lewis-Gale.
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[SOT 6:49:48]
[IN Q=some of THE]

((DR. LARRY PATTON/CHMN. OF THE LEWIS-GALE CLINIC BOARD OFR DIRECTORS: SOME OF THE PHYSICIANS ARE DISENCHANTED WITH THE RELATIONSHIP. AND THAT RELATIONSHIP NEEDS TO CHANGE.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=TO CHANGE]

[PRE PRO PAGE ONE]
The plan is to create an independent clinic, owned by the doctors who say they'll remain in the Lewis-Gale group. [page 2]
That means a "significantly different" relationship with PhyCor --
Either completely cutting ties with the company ... or retaining PhyCor as a manager, but not an owner. [page 3]
The doctors would buy back the clinic's assets.
They're now looking for loans to help finance the deal.
And health-care giant Columbia/HCA is one company said to be interested in supporting them.
One big question remaining unanswered is:
What happens to the doctors who quit ... whose clinic contracts forbid them from opening new private practices?
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[SOT 6:53:22]
[IN Q=WE'RE NEGOTIATING]

((PATTON: WE'RE NEGOTIATING WITH ALL PARTIES IN GOOD FAITH TO TRY TO BRING A RESOLUTION TO THE DIFFERENCES. (28) Scott Goldberg: And the clinic really does want to keep these doctors here? PATTON: THE WOULD CLINIC LOVE TO SEE THESE DOCTORS STAY HERE AND PRACTICE MEDICINE AND PROVIDE EXCELLENT CARE. WE'RE A TEAM WHEN IT COMES TO TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS. )) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS]))
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One source close to the doctors who have resigned says it's too early to tell what tonight's developments mean.
But the doctors have remained hopeful they'll come up with their own deal to let them keep seeing their patients. [Jean/Scott on SET]
Jean?
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [01/31/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE This weekend's winter storm dumped several inches on the roads creating hazardous driving conditions.
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[VO-NAT]
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But while the main roads have been cleared many secondary roads are still snow covered and it's creating some icy conditions.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: PEOPLE SHOULD BE VERY CAREFUL ON THESE BACK ROADS WE WILL PUT ABRASIVE STUFF DOWN SAND AND STONE OVER NIGHT TO HELP PEOPLE GET UP IN THE MORNING.))
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT]
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[OUT Q=in the morning.]
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[VO-NAT]

VDOT officials are telling residents to be patient, the plows will get to their streets as soon as possible.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]

[Primary]


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In less than one hour the first voters will go to the polls in New Hampshire. The polls open at midnight for one small town.
They'll be the first in he nation to vote in this year's primary election. Teresa Estacio has more.
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[SUPER=03-Dixville Notch, NH;]
[SUPER=01-Neil Tillotson/101 Years old;]
[Super=01-Mike Pearson/Dixville Notch Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Teresa Estacio/CBS News;]



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[OUT Q=New Hampshire.]


(( THE SNOW NEVER STOPPED FALLING TODAY HERE IN DIXVILLE NOTCH, NEW HAMPSHIRE. BUT THAT DIDN'T MATTER. ON THIS DAY MOST OF THE ACTIVITY IS INSIDE.. AS THE 29 REGISTERED VOTERS OF THIS SMALL TOWN GET READY TO MAKE HISTORY ONCE AGAIN BY BEING THE FIRST IN THE STATE AS WELL AS FIRST IN THE NATION TO CAST THEIR VOTE IN A PRIMARY ELECTION. NEIL TILLOTSON/101 YRS. OLD: IT IS FUN WE GET TOGETHER HAVE SOME DRINKS, SANDWICHES AND VOTE.
NEIL TILLOTSON IS 101 YEARS OLD. AND AT 12:01 HE WILL BE THE FIRST TO DROP HIS BALLOT IN THE BOX. TILLOTSON HELPED CREATE THIS UNIQUE SITUATION BY PUSHING TO INCORPORATE THE TOWN 40 YEARS AGO. THE VOTING TAKES PLACE AT THE BALSAM GRAND RESORT HOTEL OWNED BY TILLOTSON. THROUGHOUT THE YEARS, PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS HAVE TRAVELED THE WINDY HIGHWAYS TO MEET WITH THE TOWNS RESIDENTS.
MIKE PEARSON/ DIXVILLE NOTCH, RESIDENT
SEVERAL YEARS, VOTERS HAVE PICKED THE PRESIDENTIAL WINNER. SO WHAT ABOUT THIS TIME? TERISA ESTACIO/REPORTING))

[Primary-Deadline]


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[WRITER=tha]
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People planning to vote in Virginia's Republican primary next month will find forms waiting for their signatures.

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[VO-NAT]


Before casting their vote-- residents will be required to sign a pledge stating that they do not intend to take part in a nomination process other than the G-O-P.
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[SOT 00:01:13]
[IN Q=I think]

((JIM HOPKINS/REGISTERED VOTER: I THINK IT'S FINE IF IT CAN CUT DOWN ON VOTER FRAUD AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT IT'S FOR, IT'S CERTAINLY NOT TO KEEP PEOPLE FROM VOTING, I'VE HEARD THAT ARGUMENT BUT DON'T BUY IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hopkins/Registered Voter;]
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[OUT Q=buy it.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Although Jim Hopkins supports the pledge.... Roanoke city's registrar says she expects some voters will be angered by it.
Virginia's Republican primary takes place February 29th.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:38:21]
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Nearly one week after a 16-year-old Radford girl vanished without a trace, investigators say the trail is cold.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


But her family is trying to keep their hopes for her return alive.
Tara Rose Munsey, a Radford High School sophomore, disappeared last Tuesday night after she left work at Taco Bell.
Authorities found her car in the parking lot with her dinner still on the seat.
Family and friends are convinced she was kidnapped.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If she's able]
[SUPER=01-Kitty Irwin/Tara's Mother;]
[super=01-Nick Zaroba/Tara's Boyfriend;]
[SOT 22:51 - 23:00]

((KITTY IRWIN/TARA'S MOTHER: IF SHE'S ABLE TO GET TO A PHONE, THEN WE WOULD'VE HEARD FROM HER.))
[SOT 18:13 - :30]

((NICK ZAROBA/TARA'S BOYFRIEND: JOBWISE EVERYTHING WAS FINE, FRIENDWISE...SHE HADN'T GOTTEN INTO ANY ARGUMENTS WITH HER FRIENDS... SHE WAS THE NICEST PERSON IN THE WORLD SHE WAS THE EASIEST PERSON TO GET ALONG WITH. I DON'T SEE WHY OR WHO WOULD'VE DONE SOMETHING LIKE THIS.))
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=something like this.]
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[VO-NAT]


The family is now offering a 5-thousand dollar reward, no questions asked, for her return.
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[Custody-Case]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:28:47]
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A Roanoke judge cracked down today- on the woman a Louisiana Sheriff would not arrest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;]


Vivian Mc Mahon is charged with keeping her kids in Louisiana away from their father.
Now that Roanoke deputies have brought her back a judge told her she'd have to come up with a 20-thousand dollar bond to get out of jail.
He had originally set bond at 5-thousand dollars, then quadrupled it.
Her trial is February 29th.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Virginia lawmakers take a step toward cracking down on 81 speeders - from the air.
The latest, ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus... you know who won the Superbowl FOOTBALL competition.
But what about the advertising game?
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q=Hi Jean]
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[OUT Q=IN SPORTS]

((HI JEAN, TONIGHT IN SPORTS. ROANOKE COLLEGE SURVIVES UPSET MINDED EASTERN MENNONITE. UVA IS ON A HOT STREAK, TWO FRESHMEN ARE LEADING THE WAY. HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE NBA AND SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL VIRGINIA SPORTS FIGURES DOMINATE THE VIRGINIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME'S CLASS OF 2000. THOSE STORIES AND MORE IN SPORTS.))

[Air-Enforcement]


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[TAPE#=00-01 19:21:18]
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40 dead motorists and almost two thousand crashes on Interstate 81.
Those statistics from 1998 have prompted Blacksburg Delegate Jim Shuler's latest bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./March 1999;]


Shuler would empower State Police to write speeding tickets from the air.
Current state law only allows them to spot speeders from the air.
Troopers on the ground must still clock the cars and write the tickets.
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[SOT 02:06:31]
[IN Q=What has happened]

((DEL. JIM SHULER/D-BLACKSBURG: WHAT HAS HAPPENED IS OF COURSE ONE MAN GOT THREE TICKETS...NORTH ON I-81.))
[SUPER=@Shuler;]
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[OUT Q=on I-81.]
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[VO-NAT]


The House approved the bill -- despite concerns air enforcement won't be as accurate as ground-based radar.
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[Prayer-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 37:55]
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Virginia's Senate today endorsed a minute of silence for school children "to pray, reflect, or meditate."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./File Tape;]


Supporters say teachers should instruct students to "pray, reflect, or meditate" to discourage them from just daydreaming.
Opponents say the wording could offend some Christians who don't want their children "meditating," or offend some atheists who don't want their children "praying."
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[SOT 02:19:57]
[IN Q=The people]

((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA CO.: THE PEOPLE THAT I REPRESENT ARE CHRISTIANS, MUSLIMS, AND HINDUS, AND ATHEISTS. THEY'RE OF ALL WALKS OF LIFE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :00]
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[OUT Q=of life.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill passed on a 23 to 14 vote.
It gets another vote tomorrow, and could head to a House committee.
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[Boucher-Jobs]


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[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-54 56:35]
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Montgomery County COULD become home to a major telecommunications company promising 12-hundred new jobs.
But it needs help from the area workers to close the deal.
Congressman Rick Boucher
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


announced today that the county is one of two finalists being considered by the company for a new telecommunications center.
Boucher would NOT identify the company or the other area competing for the jobs. He said it would jeopardize negotiations.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE Pinnacle Board]
More information will be available at a Job Expo this Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m. in the Montgomery County Enterprise Center.
The company will decide if it's locating here, based on turnout at that expo, in the next few weeks.

[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead - the Rams aren't the only Superbowl Sunday winners.
We'll tell you which ADS really clicked with the viewers.
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[VO-NAT]


And - Lynchburg's ambulance service could soon come with a price tag for patients outside of the city.
We'll explain.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-7 3 4/7 8 1 5/3 18 26 27 33]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
7-3-4

(seven, three, four)


Pick 4:
7-8-1-5

(seven, eight, one, five)


Cash 5:
3-18-26-27-33

(three, eighteen, twenty-six, twenty-seven, thirty-three)



[Mutual-Aid]


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Soon there may no longer be any free rides for county residents who use a Lynchburg city ambulance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


For years, the city has responded to mutual aid requests in the surrounding counties when local volunteers couldn't handle the call.
But county residents have never been charged the same fee that city residents pay for ambulance service.
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[SOT 19:27:23//19:31:09]
[IN Q=Basically what]

((LES PUCKETT/L'BURG DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF: BASICALLY WHAT WE'VE LOOKED AT IS SIMPLY A MATTER OF FAIRNESS AS AFAR AS CHARGING FOR ANY TRANSPORT FEES, IT'S NO MORE AND NO LESS THAT WHAT CITY RESIDENTS ARE DOING AT PRESENT.)) ((MIKE MILNOR/CAMPBELL CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIRECTOR: I UNDERSTAND LYNCHBURG'S DECISION AND I'M REALLY SURPRISED IT HASN'T HAPPENED BEFORE NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Les Puckett/L'burg Deputy Fire Chief; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Milnor/Campbell Co. Public Safety; :11]
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[OUT Q=happened before now.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say a shortage of daytime volunteers in the counties has led to an increase in mutual aid requests.
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[Ad-Superbowl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
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Which ad did you like best during last night's Superbowl-
A USA Today survey said Andheuser Busch had the top spot with Rex the dog.
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[SOT 14:53:34]
[IN Q=Rex, you're supposed to]
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[OUT Q=SMELL A SEQUEL.]
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[VO-NAT]


The second favorite ad- a Mountain Dew Commercial with a biker running down a cheetah to get his soda back.
Number 3 was a grandmother working out with her favorite orange juice.
Budweiser took the fourth slot as well with its ad featuring a talking dog.
And #5 five was Pet-dot-Com's spot featuring a sock puppet singing "If You Leave Me Now."
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[Weather] [01/31/2000] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [Forecasts]
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



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[WRITER=dal]
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In sports, college basketball highlights, plus action from the NBA. And Steve Mason takes a look two freshmen who are helping the Cavaliers to a successful season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-New York, NY;]


But first our Extra Point.
The Winter X games land at mount Snow Vermont starting Wednesday, Feb 2.
Olympic Gold medalist Jonny Moseley says X-Skiing requires the skills of each discipline of competitive skiing.
You have to be a racer, adept at maveuvering moguls and other obstacles.
About racing down ski slopes on bikes, Moseley says that's what skies are for.
Now here are the scores.
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[S-Maroons]


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[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-60 tc 24:21]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


A close call for the Lady Maroons last night at the Bast Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Royals vs. Maroons;]


Roanoke College improved to 13 and five on the season despite Eastern Mennonite's upset attempt.
Emily Mullet helped keep the Royals close, Mullet had 14 on the night.
Tara Froese led Mennonite with 21, here she converts the miss into a three pointer.
But the Maroons have the home court advantage Chrystal Barrett underneath gets two of her team leading 18.
[super=33-E. Mennonite/65/Roanoke College/68;]


Roanoke College holds off the Royals 68 to 65. The Maroons are now 10 and four in the ODAC.
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[S-Freshman]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-56 1:09:18]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The UVa men's basketball team is on a hot streak--five straight wins.
Steve Mason says one reason for the recent run... two freshmen.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Sunday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/UVa's Leading Rebounder; :10]
[SUPER=01-Majestic Mapp/UVa Freshman Point Guard; :18]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :27]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Coach; :45(QUICK)]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Crestar Classic; :57]
[SUPER=01-Steve Smith/Oak Hill Head Coach; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:44]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((Travis Watson knocked down a career high 18 against Wake. Majestic Mapp added seven huge points, just two freshman helping each other through their first year in the ACC. ((TRAVIS WATSON:)) ((:))
They have equaled that Tarheel performance twice more, against the Seminoles and Demon Deacons. Watson averaged 16 points in the three conference wins. ((MAPP:)) ((TRAVIS:))
Watson's success in ACC can be linked to his tutelage under Oak Hill coach Steve Smith last season. ((STEVE SMITH:)) Gillen is so elated, he's increased their minutes. Mapp is averaging about 9 points in ACC games and in the last three conference contests, has two turnovers. Watson leads the Wahoos with nearly 9 rebounds an outing. ((:))
The Cavaliers travel to 22nd ranked Maryland Wednesday. Steve Mason, News 7 sports.))
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[@page1--------7514]


You can watch that game right here on your Hometown Station at 8pm. ((BYE BYE))

[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-53 tc1:24:09]
[GRAPHIC=nba]


Two slumping teams tried to get back on the winning track last night.
Miami had lost four of its last five games. Detroit had only won one in seven games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/;]


That's now one win in eight games, Jerry Stackhouse's team leading 17 points couldn't get the Pistons past the Heat.
Jamal Mashburn sank 23 for Miami and the Heat beats Detroit 104 to 82.
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[S-Rocker]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sp-54 tc 1:17:30]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


Baseball is suspending John Rocker. Commissioner Bud Selig says the Atlanta pitcher
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will sit until May first because of his racial and ethnic remarks. Rocker is also ordered to attend sensitivity training.
The league will fine Rocker an undisclosed amount.
The 28-day suspension is one of the harshest ever placed on a player for an action not related to a drug violation.


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The player's association is expected to file a grievance.


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The Arena League has some success stories - most notably Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner.
And while it's unlikely the next Kurt Warner will be on the field here in Roanoke when the Steam begins play in its first season, there will likely be some very familiar names and faces on the roster.
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Last week the team signed former UVa and Lord Botetourt Star Elton Tolliver to play fullback.
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And News 7 sports has learned that several former Hokies also are in the Steam's personnel plans.
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Former Hokies' quarterback Al Clark was in town at the Express game this past Saturday night and he is being courted by the Steam to join the team as a quarterback.
Also, Clark's former teammate Loren Johnson, the standout defensive back also could join the team along with another former Hokie, Kerwin Hairston.
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This coming Sunday, the Steam is holding at open tryout at the Rising Star sports camp off of route 220.
But be advised, this is not for everyone.
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Sports heroes from Southwest and Central Virginia will be the backbone of the class of 2000 inductees to the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
The official announcement will be made on Wednesday of this week,
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but News 7 Sports has leanred that one of the six inductees is the winningest basketball coach in Va. Tech history, Charlie Moir.
Moir took 8 Tech teams to the postseason and won the Metro in 1979.
He had just one losing season while at Tech.
He will be inducted into the hall along with the late Wendell Scott.
The racing pioneer from Danville posted 147 top 10 finishes in Winston Cup racing while operating on a shoe string budget in a white man's world in the 50s and 60s.
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Joining those two is current Bath County resident Ray Bussard, a three-sport star athlete at Bridgewater College who later gained most of his notoriety as a swimming coach at Tennessee where he won a national title and coached the 84 olympic team.


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