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[SOT 2:27:48]
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((KEEP TARA IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND YOUR PRAYERS AS THE DAYS GO BY THERE IS NO REASON TO GIVE UP.))
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[VO-NAT]


On the night of Tara Rose Munsey's 17-th birthday, friends gather in hope the missing Radford teen will be found.
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[Munsey-Vigil]


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Last Tuesday the high school junior disappeared without a trace. Tonight friends held a candlelight vigil at Bissett Park in Radford, and as Kate Weidaw tells us - everyone has hope that she will come home.
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[SUPER=03-Fairlawn/January 26]
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[SUPER=01-Rob Tucker/Family Friend;1:01]
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((KNOWING TARA FOR AS LONG AS I HAVE AND AS LONG AS THE REST OF YOU IT'S MADE THE PAST WEEK... IT'S MADE THE PAST WEEK VERY HARD.))
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It was an emotional night for friends of Tara Rose Munsey. [99-53 48:54] No one can figure out what happened the night of January 25-th when she disappeared after leaving her job at Taco Bell in Fairlawn. Her car was in the parking lot with her dinner inside.

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((MICHELLE GOAD/FRIEND: I THINK SHE GOT INTO A CAR WITH SOMEONE SHE MIGHT HAVE KNOWN AND SHE FELT COMFORTABLE WITH AND TARA IS A STRONG PERSON SHE WON'T GIVE UP VERY EASILY.))
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And friends and family are not giving up hope that she'll come home soon.

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((AMY MIAER/FRIEND: TARA WAS A GOOD GIRL SHE ALWAYS PUT HER MIND TOWARD WHAT SHE WANTED TO GO FOR, SHE WAS LOVED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
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Some found comfort from the people who gathered for the vigil.

[SOT 2:35:54]
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((ROB TUCKER/FAMILY FRIEND: YOU PICK UP A FEELING OF STRENGTH AND YOU REALIZE HOW MANY FRIENDS THE FAMILY HAS AND HOW MUCH SUPPORT THERE IS AND HOW MUCH FAITH THERE IS THAT SOMETHING GOOD MAY STILL HAPPEN.))
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For others it's still hard to believe a friend could just vanish.

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((MICHELLE GOAD/FRIEND: IT'S JUST SO WEIRD HAVING A GIRL IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TAKEN AWAY LIKE THAT YOU KNOW, BUT I THINK SHE'LL BE BACK IF NOT IT'S GOING TO BE A HARD THING TO DEAL WITH.))
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Tara's mother Kitty couldn't attend the vigil so the students raised over 200 dollars. And they bought 100 roses and a teddy bear to keep her spirits up.
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((KATE WEIDAW/REPORTING: AND IT'S NOT JUST THE STUDENTS THAT ARE PULLING TOGETHER IT'S THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY -- IN HOPE SHE WILL HAVE A SAFE RETURN. KATE WEIDAW NEWS 7 RADFORD.))
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A tractor trailer accident in Martinsville has closed down at portion of 2-20. It happened shortly before 10 tonight in the north bound lane near Basset Forks. Apparently the rig jack knifed and is blocking both north bound lanes - traffic is being rerouted. So far no word on any injuries.



[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [02/02/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
It was a sunny, cold start to the day. It didn't matter what type of animal you use for groundhog day, winter will continue
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mill Mountain Zoo called on Kylie the prairie dog for the winter forecast.
While she was less than enthusiastic about coming out in the cold, Kylie apparently saw her shadow, - that means six more weeks of winter weather for the Valley. [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Textile-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:32:54]
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NO promises today-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


But a few hundred laid off textile workers from Southside got to speak for 33- hundred of their colleagues today at the General Assembly building.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=If these]
[SOT TAPE TWO 16:33:03]

(( PAULA BURNETTE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: IF THESE WERE 3300 DEAD HORSES... SOME HELP FROM SOMEWHERE. applause ))
[sot 16:08:38]

((KENNY HAIRSTON: WE HAVE PEOPLE BACK HOME WHO WILL DIE IF THEY DO NOT HURRY UP AND GET SOME AFFORDABLE INSURANCE FOR EITHER THEMSELVES, THEIR SPOUSES, OR THEIR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Hairston/Laid Off Worker; :10 ]
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[OUT Q=their children.]
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[VO-NAT]


The House Labor and Commerce Committee promised it will vote next Wednesday on the Textile Workers Relief Act of 2000.
Vinton Democrat Dick Cranwell warned the workers to be there and be vigilant.
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[SOT TAPE TWO 16:52:02]
[IN Q=When they]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: WHEN THEY LEAVE HERE TODAY, A LOT OF WELL-FINANCED SPECIAL INTERESTS ARE GONNA GO TO WORK ON THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION.))
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore won't say where he stands on the relief bill.
Republican House Speaker Vance Wilkins says he's looking into raising unemployment benefits STATEWIDE, so other areas of high unemployment don't cry foul and sue the state.
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[Tultex-Court]


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While the fight goes on in Richmond for money for employees- the fight goes on in bankruptcy court over cash for the Tultex C-E-O.
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[vo-nat]
[super=04-File Tape;]


Tultex C-E-O Randy Rollins could get a 150 thousand dollar severance pay- but a judge has to OK it- That's because the company is in Chapter eleven bankruptcy.
The company also wants the court's permission to give special bonuses to 245 key employees to keep them on the job.
That would allow Tultex to keep operating during bankruptcy - and hopefully avoid going into liquidation.
The judge today heard evidence but didn't make a decision. He'll take up the motions next Wednesday.
While the company wants the CEO severance okayed and the bonuses for workers who stay on... the Union representing textile workers is opposed to both motions.
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[Alaska-Airlines]


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New development tonight in the Alaska Air investigation. The cockpit voice recorder has been pulled from the water-
Jennifer Jones is in Southern California with more.
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[SUPER=03-Port Hueneme, CA;]
[SUPER=01-Adm. Thomas Collins/U.S. Coast Guard;]
[SUPER=01-Julie Fisher/Parents Killed in Crash;]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/CBS News;]
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((The deep-sea search for the wreckage of Alaska Air Flight 261 yields a major find -- recovery of one of the plane's so-called black boxes. With the help of an underwater robot called Scorpio, crews located the cockpit voice recorder ... and pulled it up from the Pacific Ocean floor. Earlier in the day, efforts shifted from a search and rescue mission to a recovery operation ... all hopes of finding survivors now lost. Adm. Thomas Collins, US Coast Guard:
"We have tried to give every chance of success of finding survivors. I think we have reached that point." Flight 261 went down off the Southern California coast Monday afternoon, killing all 88 people on board. Just minutes before the crash, pilots reported problems with the horizontal stabilizer -- used to control the plane's up and down motion. The National Transportation Safety Board is now investigating reports the plane had similar problems on an earlier flight. Officials are also reviewing tapes of conversations the pilots had with maintenance workers on the ground.
Meanwhile, the victim's families try to come to terms with their loss. Jennifer Jones, CBS News...))


[Shenandoah-Fire]


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Several senior citizens were forced from their rooms after a fire in a retirement home this evening.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Shenandoah Homes Retirement Community evacuated the 4th, 5th, and 6th floors around 5 because of a fire.
Investigators aren't sure what sparked the blaze... but they think it started in a chair that was in a fourth-floor room.
The sprinkler systems did go off, and authorities say the fire did NOT spread.
No one was hurt.
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[Seton-Hall]


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Some one may have deliberately set that deadly dorm fire at Seton Hall University Last month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-S. Orange, NJ;]


The Star Ledger of Newark says a feud between some students and a group of non students - may have been behind the blaze.
The non-students were reportedly asked to leave Boland Hall less than an hour before the fire broke out.
The resident assistant who asked the "non students" to leave the dorm is in critical condition.
Three freshmen died in the fire and dozens more were injured.
The paper says police have four suspects but no charges have been filed.
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[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=jean]
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Another doctor has departed the Lewis-Gale Clinic.
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[take full page]
General surgeon Reif Kessler is the 30th physician to quit this year in a dispute with the clinic's parent company.


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[ANCHOR=jean]


But while this exodus of doctors suggests to some that the clinic might not make it ... one hundred doctors remain there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Doctor Myron (leh- vee) Levey is a 22-year veteran who says he's happy at Lewis-Gale.
And he says a plan for doctors who haven't quit to buy back the clinic's assets is a plan that can bring Lewis-Gale back to good health.
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[SOT 4:32:01]
[IN Q=it has a lot]

((DR. MYRON LEVEY: IT HAS A LOT OF MERITS. IT'S STILL EVOLVING. WE'LL HAVE TO SEE HOW IT ENDS UP. I'M HOPEFUL IT WILL RESULT IN A SITUATION WHERE DOCTORS CAN STAY TOGETHER AND PROVIDE QUALITY CARE FOR PATIENTS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND BEYOND.))
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Doctors will take 45 to 60 days to work out details of their buyback plan.
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[McCain-React]


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Republican John McCain's victory last night in New Hampshire makes things a little more interesting in Virginia.
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[SOT 22:05:22]
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((JOHN MCCAIN/LAST NIGHT: A GREAT NATIONAL CRUSADE HAS JUST BEGUN! applause ))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nashua, NH/Last Night;]


Virginia Republicans hold their first February primary ever on the 29th of this month.
Governor Jim Gilmore pushed for it and endorsed George W- Bush.
McCain's Virginia chairman is ecstatic.
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[SOT 12:25:41]
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((PAUL GALANTI/MCCAIN CHAIRMAN IN VIRGINIA: THE MESSAGE IS .... PERSONAL CONTACT.))11
[SOT 15:50:55]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK THAT GOVERNOR BUSH...VIRGINIA PRIMARY.))10
[SOT 13:06:26]

((CONGRESSMAN... BREAKFAST.))04
[SUPER=01-Paul Galanti/McCain Chairman in Virginia;]
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[OUT Q=Grand Stran breakfast.]
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[VO-NAT]


McCain has another Virginia connection.
His national phone banks are being run out of Richmond.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Southwest Virginia woman is fighting a rare flesh-eating bacteria.
We'll have the story.
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[VO-NAT]


And a father says a medical experiment that's supposed to improve lives - cost his son's life.
The story, ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q=Hey folks...]
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(( Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with highlights of tonight big ACC battle between Maryland and UVa. Plus, we'll check in on both of tonight's Ferrum - Averett games for the men and women. Take a look at national signing day. And Steve Mason joins us with Hometown Hoops Weekly on the Big 7.))

[Galax-Strep]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A rare "flesh-eating bacteria" is the reason one Galax woman was in surgery at Duke University today.
The Mount Rogers Health District reports that a woman was diagnosed with Group A streptococcus last week.
Public Health officials say it's an isolated case.
Doctors say there should be no alarm over the disease unless it's reported in clusters.
Infection is spread through mucus from the nose or throat... or wounds or sores on the skin.

[Gene-Therapy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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His 18 year old son died during gene therapy trials- Today a father took a message to Washington-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Paul Gelsinger says there's needs to be more oversight of gene trials- to protect patients.
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[SOT15:14:54]
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((PAUL GELSINGER/VICTIM'S FATHER: I HAVE READ MY SON'S DEATH HAS BEEN CALLED BY ONE OF THE LEADERS IN THE FIELD AS A POTHOLE ON THE ROAD TO GENE THERAPY. THIS DEATH WAS NO POTHOLE. IT WAS AN AVOIDABLE TRAGEDY FROM WHICH I WILL NEVER FULLY RECOVER.))
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[VO-NAT]


Gelsingers son Jesse died last fall in an experiment to replace his defective genes with good ones- a treatment he did not even need.
When Jesse went into the University of Pennsylvania hospital his rare liver disease was already under control with diet and medication-
But he volunteered believing the results might help newborns with the disorder.
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((...WAS NOT TRUE))
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The FDA has shut down the Penn program.
It says Penn researchers failed to report previous toxic reactions in humans and the death of test animals in similar experiments- it says the program used Jesse even though his liver function was below guidelines.
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[Monty-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=99-60 58:48]
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A proposed new school construction budget in Montgomery County could raise taxes.
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[VO-NAT 99-16 9:57]
[SUPER=04-May 1999]

The County's Board of supervisors agreed on an estimated 39 million dollar budget for the school board to use how it sees fit - to alleviate overcrowding at Blacksburg Middle School.
The options are renovating or building new schools.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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What this could mean for tax payers is a 17 cent tax increase for every 100 dollars of assessed real estate value. The tax would be phased in over four years, if the budget becomes reality. A formal resolution will be presented during a February 14 meeting.





[Interest-Rates]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Expect to pay more for a loan - for everything from cars to mortgages to credit card debt.
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[vo-nat] [graphic from 8pm cbs]
Banks around the nation are boosting their prime lending rate by a quarter of a point - to 8 and three quarters of a percent.
It's the highest level for that benchmark loan rate since 1995.
It follows today's increase in another key lending rate by the federal reserve.
The move is meant to keep inflation in check.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead - city officials say surprises were in store...
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[VO-NAT]

when they asked for public input on the future of Victory Stadium.
We'll have details.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-8 7 5/6 2 4 9/1 4 11 15 28/6 11 15 19 27 32/8 8 8 1 1 1]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
8-7-5

(eight, seven, five)


Pick 4:
6-2-4-9

(six, two, four, nine)


Cash 5:
1-4-11-15-28

(one, four, eleven, fifteen, twenty-eight)


Lotto:
6-11-15-19-27-32

(six, eleven, fifteen, nineteen, twenty-seven, thirty-two)


Kicker:
8-8-8-1-1-1

(eight, eight, eight, one, one, one)



[SB-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmc/nkr]
[TAPE#=99-51 59:35]
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Police think two South Boston brothers are dead because of a murder-suicide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-South Boston;]


A relative found the two men yesterday inside their house on Hanover Street.
Police say it appears 28-year-old Robert Squire shot and killed his 30-year-old brother, Leon, and then killed himself.
Police also say Robert Squire had recently lost his job.
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[Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:49:37]
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The future of Victory Stadium has become a controversial issue. That was expected. But city officials say they've also found some surprises in the public reaction.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Last week, the city solicited comments on the proposed master plan for parks and recreation, a plan that calls for the demolition of Victory Stadium and construction of a smaller replacement.
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[SOT 16:58:38]
[IN Q=There was some debate towards that end]

((DINAH FERRANCE: THERE WAS SOME DEBATE TOWARDS THAT END, BUT MOST PEOPLE HAD MOVED ON IN THEIR MINDS AND WERE TALKING ABOUT WHAT SHOULD BE PUT IN A NEW STADIUM, WHAT CAPACITY IT SHOULD BE, WHAT SHOULD BE PART OF THE STADIUM, FIELDS TRACK WHAT HAVE YOU.))
[SUPER=01-Dinah Ferrance/Roanoke Parks and Recreation]
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[OUT Q=fields, track what have you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the Parks and Recreation Department is considering removing Victory Stadium from the proposed master plan, so that other recommendations can move forward while the Victory Stadium discussions continue.
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[Weather] [02/02/2000] [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]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA & SP-46 15545TC]
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College hoops highlights involving UVa, Ferrum and Averett. Plus, national signing day football news, and Hometown Hoops Weekly. But first a look at tonight's scores. [GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0097-j/Christiansburg/52//Alleghany/46///j/Northside/53//Lord Botetourt/41///;]
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[SUPER=0097-/Franklin Co./54/j/Cave Spring/84///j/Martinsville/65//Patrick Co./63///;]
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[SUPER=0097-/Highland Co./44/j/Parry McCluer/58///j/Bath Co./57//James River/50///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-/Virginia/79/j/Maryland/91////Radford/77/j/Elon/90//First Big South Loss/;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Guilford/46/j/Hampden-Sydney/98//Tigers 20 and 0/j/Lynchburg/64//Emory & Henry/62///;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Virginia Tech/58/j/G. Washington/73//Women//Radford/57/j/Elon/66//Women/;]
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[OUT Q=.....last score."]
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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The Virginia Cavaliers found out first hand last night why Maryland is ranked in the top 25, and they are not. The Terps beat the Cavs at their own game at Cole Field House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD/JP Sports; :00]

The Cavs missed their first six shots of the night, but Travis Watson, the freshman of the week in the ACC, made sure this one was good. But Maryland would take a 41-to-36 lead at halftime thanks in part to the play of Lonny Baxter, who turns this quick drop step into a slam. The Cavs let the Terps push the lead into double digits early in the second half and Baxter was again the force behind the push as he finished with 24.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/79/Maryland/91;]

The Cavs were able to keep it respectable but they fall to 15-and-6 with the 91-to-79 setback.
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[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-56 tc1:11:23]
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The Ferrum College men's basketball team hasn't made many appearances in front of the home crowd this season.
Last night's Dixie Conference game with Averett was their third in the Panthers' den.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/Averett vs. Ferrum;]


The Cougars jumped out to an early lead, Marcus Tucker pulls up and sinks the jumper for Averett.
The Panthers looked good on the run as Patrick Brooks finds Jason Wood in transition. Wood gets the finger roll to go.
But the Cougars just keep coming strong, Jermaine Coston kicks it out to Danville native David Apple. Apple drains the jump shot and Averett keeps the advantage.
[super=33-Averett/101/Ferrum/88;]


Ferrum kept clawing away at the Cougars, former Magna Vista standout Jeroy Dillard makes the steal and takes it all the way. But Averett picks up the 101 to 88 conference win.
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[wipe wipe wipe wipe]

[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-57 tc 53:38]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/Averett vs. Ferrum;]


The Lady Panthers started the night off at Ferrum in the first game of the double header.
Rocky Mount's Tina McBride scores first for Ferrum with the three pointer she had 23 on the night.
Then former Northside guard Amber Kern answers that for Averett with a three her 16.
[super=33-Averett/72/Ferrum/78;]


The Dixie Conference's Rookie of the week, Tanisha Durham, showed why she received the honor. The former Patrick Henry star led all scorers with 28 and Ferrum wins it 78-72.
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[SOT 54:55:28]
[IN Q=if you put]
[SUPER=01-Donna Doonan/Ferrum Head Coach;]
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((AD LIB DUKE VS. NC GAME OVER BOARD))
((BYE BYE))


[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-53 12530tc]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]

Yesterday marked the beginning of the national signing period for high school football players. The Hokies signed 17 players yesterday, including 10 who are considered high school All-Americans.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00]
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[OUT Q=...AT VIRGINIA TECH.]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Beamer Ball again attracted six players from the Commonwealth including three time Friday Football Extra player of the week, Josh Spence from Floyd County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=josh]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...play it well."]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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UVa signed 21 players yesterday. The Cavs got 7 players from the state including three from Hampton high school.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra;:00]

They still hope to sign at least three more including former Friday Football Extra star Dennis Haley of Salem. The two-way performer won three state titles while playing for the Spartans.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]

George Welsh will meet with members of the media today.

[S-Hamlar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-61 33:22]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]


One of Friday Football Extra's players of the week is headed south to the ACC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]


Knights running back Michael Hamlar signed with Wake Forest this morning. He was joined by his mom and coach Ben Foutz along with a very supportive Cave Spring student body as he signed on the dotted line.
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[IN Q="they've]
[SUPER=01-Michael Hamlar/Signs with Wake Froest; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Foutz/Cave Spring Head Coach; :12]
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[OUT Q=...athletically"]
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=SOUTHERN CONFERENCE]


VMI and head coach Cal McCombs will release thier list of signings later this week. However, one kid they didn't get was right in their own backyard. Furman signed Michael Burant yesterday. He's a 6-3, 252 pound lineman from Rockbridge County in Lexington.
[GRAPHIC=LIBERTY]

Liberty inked 17 players yesterday - 5 are from Virginia including Jay Cline an all regional linebacker from Tunstall.

((AD LIB DUKE VS. NC GAME OVER BOARD))
((BYE BYE))


[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58 59:12]
[GRAPHIC=hometown hoops weekly]


Parry McCluer is ranked fourth in the state. Steve Mason has more on the Fighting Blues and the tough Pioneer District.
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[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1994 Championship; :02]
[SUPER=01-Nelson Fox/21st Year as Parry McCluer Coach; :09]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jason Wright/Parry McCluer Center; :28(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Nelson Fox/Parry McCluer Two Guard; :47]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :53]
[SUPER=01-Rob Bennett/Covington Boys Basketball Coach; 1:07]
[SUPER=01-Darren Venable/Averages 15.4 Pts. Per Game; 1:29]
[SUPER=03-New Castle; 1:33]
[SUPER=01-Dan Bowser/James River Head Coach; 1:42(QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-David Brown/Craig County Senior Forward; 1:50(VERY QUICK!)]
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[OUT Q=see ya next time".....]
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