[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Out of work southside textile workers head to Richmond.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And another doctor checks out of Lewis Gale Clinic.
(/////////////)
[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Textile-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Mel]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-48 TC1:30:28 ]
[GRAPHIC=Textile-Relief]


Laid- off textile workers in the Henry County area are making their way to the state Capital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


This morning-- five bus loads of laid off workers left Martinsville for Richmond.
They're heading to the Capital to attend a House Labor and Commerce Committee hearing to support the Textile Workers Relief Act of two-thousand.
The bill would make jobless people in high- unemployment areas eligible for Medicaid and bigger unemployment checks.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 58:16....59:55]
[IN Q=You have]

((ANTHONY HAIRSTON/FORMER TEXTILE WORKER: YOU HAVE PEOPLE GOING TO DOCTORS AND IF THEY DON'T HAVE INSURANCE THAT'S A SHAME. PAULA BURNETTE/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE JUST SITTING HERE TWIDDLING OUR THUMBS WAITING AROUND BEGGING FOR SOMEBODY TO GIVE US A HAND OUT, IT IS A PIECE OF LEGISLATION TO GIVE US A UP TO THE INDIVIDUALS IN PARTICULAR WHO HAVE BEEN ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY PRETTY MUCH NAFTA LEGISLATION. ))
[SUPER=01-Anthony Hairston/Former Textile Worker; :00 quick]
[SUPER=01-Paula Burnette/Henry Co. Supervisor; :10]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=nafta legislation.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


More than three thousand textile workers in the Henry County area have lost their jobs... over the past several months.
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[SB-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Suicide]


South Boston police say two brothers died in an apparent murder-suicide yesterday.
A relative found the two men shot to death in a house on Hoover Street.
Police say the evidence indicates 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.

[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale ]


The number is now 30.
That's how many doctors have quit the Lewis-Gale Clinic this year in a dispute with the clinic's parent company.
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[take pinnacle page]
The clinic confirms surgeon (Reef) Reif Kessler has resigned.
When that resignation takes effect in 90 days ... the clinic will not have any general surgeons left.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


A Lewis-Gale spokeswoman says the clinic plans to hold talks with those surgeons ... but won't say what the talks will be about.
Lewis-Gale's remaining doctors are in the process of buying back the clinic from its parent company PhyCor.

[L'burg-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-50 TC1:39:36]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A construction worker was injured this morning when his dump truck flipped into a ditch near Lynchburg.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


It happened at about ten o'clock at the site where crews are building the Route 29 Bypass in Campbell County.
Co- workers say the truck was headed down a steep grade when it may have had mechanical problems.. they say it's possible the driver ditched the truck on purpose.
He was transported to Lynchburg General Hospital where his condition is not known.
The accident is under investigation.
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[Seton-hall]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Investigators reportedly think that the deadly fire at a Seton Hall University dorm was deliberately set.
The report comes today in the Star-Ledger newspaper in Newark, New Jersey.
The paper says authorities have identified at least four suspects.
The fire killed three freshmen.

[Alaska-crash]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


Investigators have what could be a major clue as they try to figure out what caused an Alaska Airlines plane to go down off the California coast Monday.
National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Jim Hall says there's a tape of a conversation between the crew and some maintenance people on the ground, as they tried to fix a problem.
Cathy Moss has the latest on the search for victims and wreckage.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Off Oxnard, CA; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Hall/NTSB Chairman; :31]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Knight/Victim's Son; 1:11]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Moss/Reporting;1:22]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=for CBS News.]

((SEARCH CREWS COMBING THE 10 MILE DEBRIS FIELD WHERE ALASKA AIRLINES FLIGHT 261 WENT DOWN...WILL SOON HAVE THE HELP OF ADDITIONAL HI-TECH SONAR EQUIPPED VESSELS.
SEVERAL SHIPS USED FOR SALVAGE OPERATIONS ARE CURRENTLY MAKING THEIR WAY NORTH FROM SAN DIEGO. WITH LITTLE HOPE OF FINDING SURVIVORS... INVESTIGATORS WILL FOCUS ON RECOVERING THE PLANE'S FLIGHT DATA RECORDERS.
BESIDES THE PLANE'S BLACK BOXES... THERE'S WORD TODAY OF A DIFFERENT SET OF TAPES...CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN THE JET'S PILOT'S AND A MAINTENANCE CREW IN SEATTLE.
SOT: JIM HALL/NTSB CHAIRMAN

"THIS IS ON A SEPARATE CHANNEL FROM THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL COMMUNICATIONS AND IT COVERS ALL THE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE FLIGHT CREW TALKING WITH THE SEATTLE MAINTENANCE BASE AS THEY WERE TROUBLE SHOOTING THE PROBLEM ON THE AIR CRAFT." THE PROBLEM IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN WITH THE JET'S HORIZONTAL STABILIZER, A CRITICAL WING LIKE STRUCTURE THAT ENABLES PILOTS TO FLY STRAIGHT. ON TUESDAY THE N-T-S-B RELEASED TRANSCRIPTS OF AIR TRAFFIC COMMUNICATIONS WITH FLIGHT 261 THAT CONFIRMED PILOTS STRUGGLED FOR ABOUT 11 MINUTES TO CONTROL THE PLANE BEFORE IT WENT DOWN NOSE FIRST. FRIENDS AND RELATIVES OF THE 88 PEOPLE ABOARD THE JET... NOW MUST STRUGGLE TO CONTROL THEIR GRIEF. JEFF KNIGHT/VICTIM'S SON "I PRESUMING THE WORST, I THINK THERE'S A SLIVER IN YOU THAT WANTS TO STAY ALIVE, GREATER MIRACLES HAVE HAPPENED.. ALL THAT STUFF. ))

[Lockerbie-trial]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The defendants in Pam Am Flight 1-0-3 bombing say they're innocent.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Lawyers entered not guilty pleas today on behalf of the two Libyans charged in the 19-88 explosion in a pre-trial before the High Court of Justice in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The two suspects are in custody in the Netherlands, where they will be tried.
The trial is set to start May third.
(------------)



[primary-next]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The day after the nation's first presidential primary of this election year the candidates headed south and west, looking ahead to the next round of primaries.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford, NH;]

[3:04:40]
George W. Bush -- who was soundly beaten by John McCain in New Hampshire -- says he likes his chances in Delaware.
And calls ''South Carolina is Bush country.''
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((BUSH:THE ROAD TO THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION WILL GO THROUGH ALL FIFTY STATES AND I PLAN FOR TO END FOR ME AT 1600 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC;]


John McCain has moved on to South Carolina following his victory.
That's state's primary is February 19th.
(/////////sot///////)
[IN=]

[4:23:40] ((MCCAIN: I CAN'T TELL YOU WHAT AN EXHILARATING WAY THIS IS TO BEGIN THE NEXT 19 DAYS HERE IN S. C. AND TO CARRY THIS STATE RIGHT THROUGH TO THE NOMINATION OF THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERIA. ))
[SUPER=01-John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT=OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.]
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[VO-NAT]

[6:09:15]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Al Gore hit the campaign trail today in New York after narrowly beating Bill Bradley in New Hampshire.
Democrats have a five-week break before the California and New York primaries March seventh.
(--------------)


[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


A mandatory moment of silence is a step closer to Virginia's classrooms.
Details are still ahead on News 7 at noon.
(--------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And Punxsutawney Phil makes his prediction-- one a lot of folks didn't want to hear.
But first, let's hear Patrick Evans' prediction for our forecast.
(---------------)
[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[SEPTUPLETS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Septuplets]


A heartwrenching decision for a New Jersey woman pregnant with septuplets.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-The Early Show - Last Week;]

[3:45;03]
Ivette Zapata-Smalls was forced to terminate her pregnancy after a bacterial infection spread to her womb.
Smalls was 5 months pregnant.
She had spend the last month on complete bed rest.
And doctors had planned to deliver the babies by c-section in March.
She talked about her pregnancy last week on the C-B-S Early Show.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((IVETTE ZAPATA SMALLS;"THE GREATEST GIFT GOD CAN GIVE A WOMAN IS TO BE A MOTHER"))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=IS TO BE A MOTHER.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Doctors say they had to terminate the pregnancy because a uterus infection was threatening the mother's life.
(//////sot//////)
[IN=]

((FRED SMALLS:"IT GOT TO THE POINT THAT IT WAS EITHER HER, THE BABIES, OR BOTH COULD GO."))
[SUPER=01-Fred Smalls/Husband;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT=or both could go.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The doctor says 31 year old Ivette is expected to make a full recovery and will probably be released from the hospital next week.
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[E-Moment-Silence]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 41:55]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol Moment Silence 4779]


The heated debate over a classroom moment of silence now moves to the House of delegates.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./File Tape;]


The bill calls for Virginia schoolteachers to tell students to "meditate, pray, or reflect" for one silent minute.

[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The state Senate signed off on it yesterday after 45 minutes of heated debate.
One supporter noted the Senate itself opens with a prayer.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 13:10:06]
[IN Q=I would]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: I WOULD SUGGEST TO YOU THAT IF IT'S GOOD ENOUGH FOR THE SENATE OF VIRGINIA, A MOMENT OF SILENCE IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
[SOT SENATE 13;00:42]

((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: THIS BILL GOES TOO FAR. YOU CANNOT FORCE ME TO PRAY OR TO MEDITATE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :10]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=to meditate.]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


The bill picked up support from Senators who voted against it Monday -- eventually passing on a 28 to 11 vote.

[E-Monty-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-46 TC2:00:10]
[GRAPHIC=New jobs]


If Montgomery County has the workers, the company will come-- that was the challenge put forth by a mystery company.
Now area agencies are springing into action to get potential employees to show up at a job expo next week-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Monday;]


The challenge to fill 12 hundred new jobs was issued Monday by Congressman Rick Boucher on behalf of a telecommunications company.
Published reports have identified the company as EchoStar Communications.
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


The Virginia Employment Commission is already lobbying for a big turnout -- sending out six-thousand notices to area job seekers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 2:31:29 - :39]
[IN Q=I feel like]

((JERRY FRYE/RADFORD VEC DIRECTOR: I FEEL LIKE THE WORKFORCE, IF THEY'RE NOTIFIED THAT A GOOD PAYING EMPLOYER IS AVAILABLE IN THIS AREA, THEN THE WORKFORCE WILL SHOW.))
[SUPER=01-Jerry Frye/Radford VEC Director;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=workforce will show.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/File Tape]


Some of the 915 Volvo workers who are losing their jobs this month also received flyers about the potential customer service jobs yesterday.
(------------)



[E-NS-Cuts]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:12:12]
[GRAPHIC=NS Job Cuts]


Norfolk Southern employees are dealing with another round of cutbacks.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The railroad is offering a buy out package worth 45-thousand dollars to its unionized clerical workers in Roanoke.


About 270 workers are eligible.
The company also plans to eliminate 37-positions later this month-- also in Roanoke.
N-S says it's having a hard time competing with tractor trailers and other railroads but stands by its takeover of Conrail.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 4:45:12]
[IN Q=There's no ]

((SUSAN BLAND/NS PUBLIC RELATIONS MGR: THERE'S NO QUESTION THAT CONRAIL IS, WAS, AND WILL BE THE RIGHT MOVE. IT'S GOING TO OFFER TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Bland/NS Public Relations Manager;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=for growth.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


This week's announcement follows two other restructuring moves, resulting in more than 17-hundred early retirement packages and layoffs.
(------------)



[S-Cooper]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-59 21:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Gary E. Cooper had a famous name and a familiar voice.
A popular Roanoke radio announcer for more than 40 years, Cooper died yesterday morning of a heart attack.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Well Good Afternoon]

((WELL GOOD AFTERNOON, WELCOME TO THE WRIS BULLETIN BOARD.))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 1999; ]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=welcome to the WRIS Bulletin Board]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Cooper got his start at WROV in 1958 when an overnight announcer came down with the flu.
But he spent most of his career as a mainstay of WRIS AM and WJLM-FM.
When Cooper gave up his daily air shift last May, he had been hosting "The Swap Shop" for 38 years.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Cooper said then that he was blessed with a fulfilling career, and was proud of his place in Roanoke radio history.
He passed away yesterday morning at his home. Cooper was 62- years old.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News 7 at noon, we'll get Punxsutawney Phil's take on the forecast.
(-----------------)
[VO-NAT ]


And we'll check out the work of a father-son photography team as Black History Month gets underway.
(-----------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Photographs]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Black history month just kicked off yesterday-- and a unique father and son photo exhibit at the Old Georgetown Deli and Pub in Roanoke is just one part of this years celebration.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Robert and Bob Hale capture people's life styles in their photographs.
While Black History month is giving the Roanoke natives the chance to display their work-- both father and son say the images captured in their work are universal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=My images reflect]

((ROBERT HALE: MY IMAGES REFLECT PEOPLE I FOUND FASCINATING.)) ((BOB HALE: YOU SEE A PICTURE IN SOMEONE THE AVERAGE PERSON WOULD JUST PASS BY. I STOP TO TAKE IT AND 2 OR 3 PEOPLE WOULD LOOK AT ME AND SAY WHAT DOES HE SEE.))
[SUPER=02-Robert Hale/Photographer; :00 QUICK!!!!!]
[SUPER=01-Bob Hale/Photographer; :04]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=what does he see.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


After 60 years of capturing images Bob calls himself a self described street photographer while Robert considers his photographs more professional, after a little more then 40 years taking snap shots.
Their work is on display throughout the month.
(------------)



[Groundhog]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Don't count on putting away the coats and gloves anytime soon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Punxsutawney, PA;]

[7:17:14]
Punxsutawney Phil is predicting six more weeks of winter.
The world's most famous rodent poked his head out of his burrow at dawn today in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and spotted his shadow.
According to legend, that means more cold weather.
(------------)



[interest-rates]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=interest Rates]


With the economy chugging away, the Federal Reserve wants to keep a lid on inflation.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Alan Greenspan and the rest of the fed policy makers wrap up a two-day meeting in Washington this afternoon with an expected announcement of a quarter point interest rate hike.
The Fed raised rates three times last year by a quarter-point each -- in June, August and November.
But it took a pass on a hike in December, when there were lots of Y-2-K worries.
(------------)



[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 43 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, the Express shines the New Orleans Brass in the Roundhouse.
We'll have the highlights,
(----------------)
[VO-NAT ]

and just two days after winning the Super Bowl, Dick Vermeil says goodbye to football.
Patrick has the details next.
(---------------)

[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Rams]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-45 14416TC]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


The N-F-L's coaching changes continues. The New York Jets have hired Mike Nolan as their new defensive coordinator.
Nolan was fired from the Washington Redskins last month.
[GRAPHIC=RAMS]


And a surprising turn for the Super Bowl Champion Saint Louis Rams, head coach Dick Vermeil has decided to retire.

The 63 year old coach made the announcement last night in St. Louis.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I don't want...]
[SUPER=01-Dick Vermeil/Retires as Rams Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=...THE TIME IS RIGHT."]
(------------)
[TALENT=Patrick]
[GRAPHIC=RAMS]


Offensive coordinator Mike Martz will take his place as Rams' head coach.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-53 12435tc]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/BRASS]


The Roanoke Express hosted some visitors from the Big Easy last night at the Roundhouse.
The New Orleans Brass came to spoil the evening, but the Express were able to clean house.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Brass vs. Express; :00]


The Express came in with plenty of confidence having won 12 of their last 13 games on their home ice.
New Orleans' Darren Sinclair comes in from behind and finally knocks the puck in behind Dave Gagnon as a crowd gathers around the net to watch. It's 1-to-nothing Brass early in the 1st.
It stayed that way until late in the second when J-F Tremblay puts in his own rebound while lying down on the ice.
Roanoke ties the game at 1-all.
But it didn't stay that way very long, Mike Peron crosses the blue line passes
[SUPER=38-New Orleans/1/Roanoke/2;]

to Calvin Elfring and his backhand shot goes in on the top shelf to put the Express on top 2-to-1.
Roanoke wins it. Their next five are on the road.
(------------)



[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-51 tc 1:46:24]
[GRAPHIC=HS Hoops]


Salem and William Byrd matched up for a tight Blue Ridge District battle last night in Vinton.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Salem vs. William Byrd;]


The doghouse was rockin' as the Terriers prepared to take on the Spartans.
Salem jumped out to the early lead, Andrew Rutledge looks across the court and finds Chris Gumaer for the three pointer from the baseline.
Then the Spartans get it into Manuel Lewis, Lewis muscles it up to the hoop for the score.
Byrd kept it close, Chad Myers gets double-teamed but gets it to Curt Hetherington in the paint. The jumper cuts the Salem lead to five.
[super=33-Salem/57/William Byrd/54;]


The Terriers C-J Carter makes the bounce pass to Anwar Rabb, his bucket cuts the Spartan advantage to two, but Byrd can't get over the hurdle and Salem survives 57-54.
(------------)



[S-Peanut]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-58 5757TC]
[GRAPHIC=RADFORD HOOPS]


Radford hits the road for three straight conference games starting today at Elon.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


The Highlanders are unbeaten in the Big South with a 6-and-0 record.
And one of the big reasons for their inspired play has been the performance of Peanut Arrington. The freshman from Bedford has now won back to back Big South rookie of the week honors.
He had a career high 21 against Liberty this past Saturday.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=WELL I FEEL...]
[SUPER=01-Peanut Arrington/Radford Freshman Guard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Williams/Radford Forward; :10]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Charles/Radford Center; :23]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=...all year for us."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT con't]

So far in his freshman campaign, Peanut is averaging just under 10 points a game, with 41 assists.
(-------------)



[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=UVA]


U-V-A men's basketball team is picking up some well deserved honors for a tremendous season so far.
Last night, Donald Hand was named the A-C-C's co-player of the week, and Travis Watson was named rookie of the week.
(XXXXXXXXXX)

[wipe to pinnacle]
Tonight you can catch Watson and Hand in action as the Cavs take on Maryland at eight here on WDBJ-7. (---------------)