[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Jean]

Lewis Gale reaches a "conceptual agreement" with its parent company.
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[anchor=Kate!!!]

[TAKE KATE LIVE FS]
And the snow is no longer falling - but plenty of area roads are still covered.
I'm Kate Weidaw - I'll have the latest from V-DOT - coming up.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

Tonight on News 7 sports, we'll talk with the key freshmen who are driving the UVa basketball team to new heights this season. Two Virginia sports icons are granted entrance into the state's hall of fame.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Roanoke Steam is hoping to sign the man who made Alabama pay in the Music City Bowl two years ago.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


For a change, no big weather deal here. And even though the kids got another snow day, WeatherSchool begins its 9th season with questions on the air and on the web. More just ahead.
[open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 at Six Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[RUNS=:20]



[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:44:30]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


They say it's NOT a done deal.
But officials at the Lewis-Gale Clinic have the OUTLINE of a deal.
It's a plan they hope will move the clinic out of critical condition -- and stop doctors from departing.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg has been tracking this story and has details tonight from the newsroom.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


Jean, no definitive decisions have been made yet.
But tonight the Lewis-Gale Clinic is meeting with its doctors who have NOT resigned.
They're discussing changing the way the clinic is owned and operated -- they have what's being called a "conceptual agreement."
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[VO-NAT]

[video from 99-41 at 2:02:00]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The current ownership is what 29-doctors have blamed for their resignations this month.
The Lewis-Gale Clinic is owned and managed by PhyCor, a company based in Nashville.
Doctors leaving the clinic accuse PhyCor of mismanagement.
This weekend, PhyCor's CEO and three other executives came to Salem from PhyCor headquarters in Nashville.
On the agenda was finding a way to stabilize the clinic and stop more doctors from leaving.
One way to do that is cutting ties to PhyCor.
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[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]


We'll have details explaining the clinic's new direction tonight at News-7 at Eleven.
We'll also explain how a change in the ownership structure could affect doctors who resigned but say they want to continuing practicing medicine in this area.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom]


Jean...


[Salem-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:01:46]
[GRAPHIC=L-G Departing Docs]


Dozens of Salem residents have been calling City Council about the Lewis Gale dispute - urging Council to take some sort of action.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


So this morning council passed a resolution asking the pair to negotiate in good faith in an effort to prevent the loss of experienced physicians in the area.
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[SOT 18:04:05]
[IN Q=we're hoping]

((SONNY TARPLEY/SALEM MAYOR: WE'RE HOPING THIS WILL HAVE SOME IMPACT ON THEIR DECISION WHETHER IT WILL OR NOT, WE DON'T KNOW BUT IT IS THE ONLY THING WE CAN DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sonny Tarpley/Salem Mayor]
[RUNS=9]
[OUT Q=we can do.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Lewis Gale Clinic and hospital are the biggest tax payers in Salem, but Council feels the issues run deeper than the financial ramifications.
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[Snow-Roads]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-57 37:40]
[GRAPHIC=Road Conditions]


This weekend's winter storm still has people digging out. Many main roads are finally clear but that's not the case for neighborhood roads.
[Double Boxes=Jean/KateMicrowave]


Kate Weidaw is in Roanoke County where many roadways are still snow-covered.
[Live= Kate/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]

Jean the snow on these roads has been packed down. That's creating icy conditions. VDOT is plowing and sanding the roads but it still may take some warm days for it to be completely cleared. Meanwhile schools are closed and many kids are enjoying their extended weekend.
(rollcue...extended weekend. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]
[SUPER=01-Chris Long/Took Day Off of Work]
[SUPER=01-Alex Hall/7th Grader]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=off ice.]

(( Chris Long's two children had the day off from school so he decided that called for a day off work.

[SOT 21:11]
[INQ=]

((CHRIS LONG/TOOK DAY OFF OF WORK: I WORK SIX DAYS A WEEK NORMALLY SO WHEN I CAN GET A DAY OFF AND THEY GET A DAY OFF I TAKE IT.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=8]


For many kids the day off meant sledding at Garst Mill Park in Roanoke County and worrying about the make up days later.

[SOT 17:45]
[INQ=]

((ALEX HALL/7TH GRADER: THE SUN IS FUN BUT THE SNOW IS THE BEST THING OF THE YEAR.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=3]


In order to get the kids back to school as soon as possible, VDOT crews are busy plowing the roads. [natsound plow]

[SOT 25:08]
[INQ=]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: WE HAVE A REALLY BIG JOB ON THE SECONDARY ROADS BECAUSE THE ACCUMULATION THAT IS LEFT THERE HAS BEEN PACKED DOWN SOLID AND IN MANY CASES IT'S ICE AND YOU CAN'T USE A SNOW PLOW TO SCRAPE OFF ICE.))
[OUTQ=]
[RUNS=11]))



[Live= Kate/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]

VDOT has received several phone calls from residents wondering when their street will be plowed -- their answer is to be patient and they will get to your street. Roanoke city wants to remind residents they are required to remove the snow and ice from their sidewalks and walkways.


[Double Boxes=Robin/KateMicrowave]

Now let's check in with Robin Reed - he says wind - NOT snow - could be the problem coming up...




[First-Wx]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER STORY TOMORROW FORECAST


[Toss back to Jean][Custody-Case]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:28:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The woman charged with keeping her kids in Louisiana -- away from their father -- was in court today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;]

A judge appointed a public defender for Vivian McMahon. He set her bond at 5-thousand dollars. But when the children's father pointed out that McMahon fled to Louisiana before -- the judge raised the bond to 20-thousand dollars. Her trial is February 29th.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:36:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been almost a week since a 16-year old Radford girl disappeared.
And though her family fears the worst, they're holding out hope that she'll return.
Marya Jones has their story.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Now, I feel very scared]
[SUPER=01-Kitty Irwin/Tara's mother; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :10]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Week; :27]
[SUPER=01-Nick Zaroba/Tara's Boyfriend; :45]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=MJN7.]
(([SOT 28:30 - :36]

((KITTY IRWIN/TARA'S MOTHER: NOW, I FEEL VERY SCARED BECAUSE I STILL HAVEN'T HEARD AND I MISS HER TERRIBLY. I REALLY MISS HER A LOT.)) [RUNS:06]
Six days after her daughter Tara's disappearance, Kitty Irwin is trying to keep her hopes up while dealing with constant uncertainty.
[SOT 37:33 - :38]

((KITTY IRWIN: I HAVE TO TRY TO GET MYSELF TO ACCEPT WHATEVER I HAVE TO ACCEPT.)) [RUNS:05]
Last Tuesday night, Tara Rose Munsey walked out of work at Taco Bell and vanished without a trace.
Authorities found her car sitting in the parking lot with her dinner still in the driver's seat.
But after dozens of interviews, authorities say the trail is as cold today as it was the night she disappeared.
Family and friends are certain she was kidnapped.
[SOT 22:13 - :18]

((KITTY IRWIN: I THINK IT'S SOMEONE SHE KNOWS. I'M SURE IT'S SOMEONE SHE KNOWS.)) [RUNS:05]
[SOT 18:20 - :30]

((NICK ZAROBA/TARA'S BOYFRIEND: 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:10]
Nick Zaroba, Tara's boyfriend of four years, flew here from Illinois to be with her family.
He hopes she's back for her 17th birthday this Wednesday.
[SOT 18:54 -:58]

((JUST KEEP WAITING, KEEP WAITING.))
[RUNS=:04]

[su] ((MARYA JONES: THE FAMILY IS NOW OFFERING A REWARD FOR TARA'S RETURN, NO QUESTIONS ASKED. IN THE MEANTIME, THEY'RE PUTTING UP POSTERS WITH HER PICTURE ON IT. HOPING ANY REMINDER OF TARA ROSE MUNSEY IS ONE THAT HELPS BRING HER HOME. MARYA JONES, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS:10]))

[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=NONE]


Coming up - a "moment of silence bill" is just one vote away from passing in Virginia's Senate.
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[VO-NAT]


And quite a spread on one local highway today.
We'll tell you how CHEESE is tying up traffic.
Stick around.
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[Prayer-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 36:40]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


A minute of silence in Virginia schools got several more minutes of debate today in the state Senate.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./File Tape]


Opponents say the bill language -- which instructs teachers to tell students to "pray, meditate, or reflect" -- could even be a problem for Christians.
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[SOT 02:20:59]
[IN Q=There are]

((THERE ARE PEOPLE IN MY SENATE DISTRICT WHO I WOULD DESCRIBE AS HAVING A RATHER FUNDAMENTAL CHRISTIAN MODE OF FAITH. AND FOR A TEACHER TO HAVE STAND UP IN FRONT OF THOSE CHILDREN IN THOSE FAMILIES AND SAY THIS MOMENT IS TO MEDITATE-- I FIND MANY PEOPLE IN MY DISTRICT WHO ARE OFFENDED.))23
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=are offended.]
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[VO-NAT]


Supporters say they like the "pray, meditate, or reflect" language because it's NOT specific to a particular religion or sect -- AND it discourages students from just daydreaming.
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[SOT 02:20:59]
[IN Q=I don't]
[SOT 02:24:10]

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R-LYNCHBURG: I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU'D HAVE A SECTARIAN MOMENT OF SILENCE IF YOU WANTED TO.))04
[SOT ]

((SEE THAT THIS IS ABOUT MEDITATION, PRAYER, AND REFLECTION, WHICH GIVES SOME DIRECTION ON WHAT YOU DO FOR THAT MINUTE.))06
[SUPER=@Newman; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=that minute.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill gets another vote in the Senate tomorrow-- then could head to a House committee.
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[SABRE]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-53 51:42]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol]


Republicans say illegal drug use has increased in Virginia each year since 1992.
Governor Jim Gilmore admits his administration isn't winning the war-- and has proposed the SABRE program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Supporters held a Capitol news conference to promote the 41-million dollar packet of anti-drug bills.
Administration officials even held up packets of fake drugs for the cameras.
Then, a man who says he speaks for a half million users of illegal drugs in Virginia picked a fight with the bill sponsors.
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[SOT 14:36:03]
[IN Q=You're in]

((ROY SCHERER/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DRUG VIOLENCE: YOU'RE IN A HOLE. YOU ADMIT THAT WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS NOT WORKING. SO WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS MORE OF THE SAME!))08
[SOT 13:49:48 ]

((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: WELL, I THINK THE ANSWERS ARE ALL YOU GOTTA DO IS LOOK AT THESE CHARTS THAT SECRETARY ARONHOLT HAS PUT UP TO TELL YOU WHY THE PROBLEM IS WHAT IT IS. OKAY -- ROY, WOULD YOU IDENTIFY YOURSELF JUST SO EVERYBODY KNOWS WHO YOU ARE?))12
[SUPER=01-Roy Scherer/Virginians Against Drug Violence; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach; :09]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=who you are?]
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[VO-NAT]


The SABRE program would increase penalties for drug kingpins, and provide more substance abuse counseling for drug users.
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[Primary-Deadline]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:09:35]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Virginians voting in the Republican Presidential Primary next month will have to make a promise to the state.
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[VO-NAT]


Before casting their vote, Virginians will be required to sign a pledge stating that they do not intend to take part in any nomination process other than the G-0-P's.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Roanoke city's registrar says she expects some people will be upset by having to sign the form but says it's for a reason.
(///////// SOT /////////)
[SOT 00:03:13-- 00:01:13:25]
[IN Q=It's to]

((BERYL BROOKS/ROANOKE CITY REGISTRAR: IT'S TO ENSURE THAT THE VOTER PROCESS IS HONEST AND THAT THERE'S NO UNDERHANDED PROCESS IN IT. 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 I DON'T BUY THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Beryl Brooks/Roanoke City Registrar; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hopkins/Registered Voter; :10]
[RUNS=20 approx.]
[OUT Q= buy that.]
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[vo-nat]
Virginia will hold its Republican primary February 29th.
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[Boucher-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-54 56:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Montgomery County has a shot at becoming home to a major telecommunications company promising 12-hundred new jobs.
But it needs help from the area workforce to close the deal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Congressman Rick Boucher 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 national company or the other area competing for the jobs because he said it would jeopardize negotiations.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 47:11 - :35]
[IN Q=I have every]
[SUPER=01-Rep. Rick Boucher/(D) 9th District;]

((REP. RICK BOUCHER: I HAVE EVERY CONFIDENCE THAT WE'RE GOING TO SUCCEED IN THE COMPETITION. THE COMPANY LIKES WHAT IT HAS SEEN HERE IN THE COUNTY AND I THINK WE HAVE AN EXCELLENT CHANCE OF PREVAILING.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=chance of prevailing.]
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[TAKE Pinnacle Board]
More information will be available at a Job Expo Wednesday, February 9th from noon to 8 p.m.
It will be held 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.


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


An up day on Wall Street... [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/201.66/10940.53/x/53.28/3940.35;]


The Dow climbed 202 points.
Nasdaq went up 53.
[SUPER=431-hf/33f/h3d/52g/h2r/48$/h4#/61*/ia/27#;]

[ AE/ATT/Bank of America/Bell/Columbia]
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[Dana/Dimon/Dominion Resources/First Union/First VA]
[SUPER=433-ic/133b/h&/17b/ie/17/i5/33/h@/20*;]

[General Electric/Kroger/Norfolk Southern/Optical Cable/Philip Morris]
[SUPER=434-u/16g/h2b/59%/i#/30$/h1@/63&/ib/54g;]

[Roanoke Electric Steel/SunTrust/Trigon/Wachovia/Walmart]


[Franklin-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=99-51 20:29]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Plenty of CHEESE covered one northbound lane of Route 220 near Rocky Mount this morning.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


That after a tractor- trailer went off the road and overturned, spilling Kroger cheese products all over the roadway.
The mess stalled northbound morning traffic and one lane is STILL closed because of it.
As for the truck's driver, police have charged Percy Young Junior of Rocky Mount with driving under the influence of alcohol.
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[Richmond-Ice]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-58 35:08]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Wx]


Sunlight and temperatures above freezing helped de-ice central Virginia today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But NOT before yesterday's ice storm knocked out power to more than 200 thousand Virginia Power customers, mostly in the Richmond area.
The ice may be gone before the power comes back on for everybody.
Virginia Power's shooting for Wednesday for all power to be restored.
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[L'burg-Exams]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:58:46]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Bad weather has kept Lynchburg students out of class for the past week so educators announced today students do NOT have to take mid- term exams.. unless they WANT to.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


With two thirds of the exam schedule wiped out, school officials say they need to get started with the second semester.
So those students who want to take the exams to improve their grades CAN do so.. but a poor exam grade will not be counted against them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 22:35:39]
[IN Q=There are some]

((JAMES MCCORMICK/L'BURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THERE ARE SOME OUT THERE THAT WILL SAY ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE HAS BEEN WATERED DOWN. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT.. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT FACT. I THINK YOU'RE OFFERING THE STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXCEL.))
[SUPER=01-James McCormick/L'burg School Superintendent; :00]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=opportunity to excel.]
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[VO-NAT]


Students who already have taken some of their exams can decide whether they want those test scores to count against their final grade.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, some local dignitaries earn induction into the Virginia Sports hall of fame. The Steam is looking to add some Hokies to their mix.
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[VO-NAT]

And Steve Mason examines how two freshman have helped map out UVa's road to success this season.
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[S-Fame]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-52 12347tc]
[GRAPHIC=VA. SPORTS HALL OF FAME]

The Virginia Sports hall of fame located in Portsmouth is about to get an injection from this part of the state. The official class of 2000 inductees will be announced on Wednesday of this week,
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[VO-NAT]

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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[talent=mike]
[graphic=hall of fame]

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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[S-Freshman]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-56 1:09:18]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The UVa men's basketball team has won five straight after Sunday's Wake Forest win. Steve Mason says one reason for the recent run... two freshmen.
(///// SOT /////)
[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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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE]
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You can watch that game right here on your Hometown Station at 8pm.[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-48 15707tc]
[GRAPHIC=ARENA FOOTBALL ]


As we all know by now, Kurt Warner was playing Arena League football just a couple of years ago in Iowa. And while it's unlikely the next Kurt Warner will be on the field later this month 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.
[graphic=UVA FB]

Last week the team signed former UVa and Lord Botetourt Star Elton Tolliver to play fullback.
[GRAPHIC=tech football]

And News 7 sports has learned that several former Hokies also are in the Steam's personnel plans.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[super=04-1998 Season; :00]

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.
[SUPER=04-1998 Arena League;]

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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="At the present...]
[SUPER=01-Pete Shaw/Roanoke Steam Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...OF EXPERIENCE."]
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