[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Less than a month after the Governor proposed it, legislators agree to paste party labels alongside candidates nam
es on the ballot. That's the top story on NEWS 7 tonight.
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[V/O-NAT]
Followed by a rally in Richmond in support of restoring convicted felons' right to vote.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports, the Steam gets in the Hokie Huddle, the Tigers are Hampden-Sydney are the only unbeaten team in America.
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[VO-NAT]

And former NFL all-pro Derrick Thomas dies today after suffering a heart attack in Miami.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Keeping a good thing going, another sunny forecast for Wednesday. Temperatures and the answer to Tuesday's WeatherSchool in just a moment. [open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 at Six Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[RUNS=:20]



[Party-Labels]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-58 44:40]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol 2000 Agenda]


Almost three thousand bills and one week left to act.
The lawmaking is fast and furious in Richmond, as your lawmakers head toward next Tuesday's Crossover Day-- when the House and Senate trade bills.
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[VO-NAT]


Today, a change that every Virginia voter will soon see on the ballot: party labels next to candidate's names.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Now I get]
[sot HOUSE 03:38:03]

((DEL. JIM DILLARD/R-FAIRFAX: NOW I GET MORE COMPLAINTS ON THIS... DON'T BLAME ME! I'M A REPUBLICAN. IT'S THE DEMOCRATS THAT KILL THIS EVERY YEAR.))12
[sot HOUSE 03:38:58]

((DEL. ALBERT POLLARD/LANCASTER CO.: THERE ARE RASCALS IN MY PARTY AND THERE ARE RASCALS IN THE OTHER PARTY. Nooo! IT'S TRUE MR. SPEAKER.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Jim Dillard/(R) Fairfax; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Albert Pollard/(D) Lancaster Co.; :14]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=Mr. Speaker.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore called for the ballot labels in his State of the Commonwealth speech.
Today the House and Senate both said yes.
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[Felons-Vote]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 51:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


300-thousand Virginians can't see those ballots -- party labels or not.
They are convicted felons who've served their prison time.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We are not]
[sot TAPE TWO 11:45:50 ]

((CHARLES PEEK/VIRGINIA FELON: WE ARE NOT GOING AWAY. WE WANT TO VOTE! WE WANT TO VOTE! WE WANT TO VOTE!))
[SUPER=01-Charles Peek/Virginia Felon;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=we want to vote!; 3RD REF!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Charles Peek was convicted of robbery at age 18, and got out of jail in 1978.
He joined a rally for two bills still alive at the Capitol which would make it easier for former felons to have their voting rights restored.
They currently have to wait five to seven years after their release, and then personally petition the Governor.
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[Tuition-Credits]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:10:30]
[GRAPHIC=Va Capitol 2000 Agenda]


How about a tax break for parents who send their children to private schools in Virginia?
The idea's NOT new.
But even with a Republican majority in Richmond, it's going nowhere this year at the State Capitol.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is there with the details on tuition tax credits.
Did it come up for a vote today?
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


No, Keith, and it may NOT be this year.
The Republican-controlled Senate Finance Committee may sympathize with home-schoolers, religious-schoolers, and other private-schoolers.
But its members are sitting on the bill-- despite facing supporters and opponents this morning.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]



[SUPER=01-Richard Sharp/Circuit City CEO; 07]
[SUPER=01-Trent Franks/Tax Credit Supporter; :35]
[SUPER=01-Cheri James/Va. Education Association; :42]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=free public schools]



The man who heads up Richmond-based retail giant Circuit City says Virginia public schools are NOT doing the job.
[sot TAPE TWO 12:06:30]

((RICHARD SHARP/CIRCUIT CITY CEO: WHEN OUR SCHOOLS GRADUATE A STUDENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL THAT READS AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL, GRADUATES A STUDENT THAT CAN'T DO SIMPLE MATH, THAT IS UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE ORALLY AND IN WRITING, I BELIEVE WE ARE DENYING THAT STUDENT A FAIR SHOT AT THE AMERICAN DREAM.))
[runs=:15]


The bill would give a tax credit of up to 25-hundred dollars per child going to private school or home-schooling -- and tax breaks to people who contribute to private school scholarships.
Supporter Trent Franks may NOT have helped the cause by quoting Adolph Hitler.
[sot TAPE TWO 12:07:08]

((TRENT FRANKS/TAX CREDIT SUPPORTER: EVEN A TWISTED EVIL SOUL LIKE ADOLPH HITLER SAID LET ME CONTROL THE TEXTBOOKS, AND I WILL CONTROL GERMANY.))
[runs=:08]



[sot TAPE TWO 12:05:52]

((CHERI JAMES/VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THE ODOR OF A SKUNK IS UNMISTAKEABLE. AND BELIEVE ME THE STENCH LINGERS LONG AFTER. IT NEVER HAS AND IT NEVER WILL BE THE SWEET SMELL OF A ROSE. VOUCHERS, TUITION TAX CREDITS, EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIPS OR BY ANY OTHER NAME, CONTINUE TO BE NOTHING MORE THAN AN ATTEMPT TO DISMANTLE PUBLIC EDUCATION BY DESTROYING OUR FREE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.))
[runs=:23]
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Even the bill's sponsor, Chesterfield Senator Steve Martin, acknowledges the bill's probably trapped in committee.


It appears to be an idea whose time has NOT yet come in Virginia.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]



[Robinson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:05:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Danville woman today pled guilty to killing her husband.
The fatal shooting came after he discovered she was sending nude photos of herself to another man over the Internet.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/April 1999]


The prosecutor says Frederick Robinson found out what his wife, Sharon, had been doing, had an argument with her, then left for work.
When he returned home later that day... in an attempt to work things out, she shot him in the chest.
[SUPER=04-Today]


Sharon Robinson was convicted of second- degree murder and use of a firearm.
She'll serve 17 and a half years in prison.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-57 44:31]
[GRAPHIC=Munsey]


Two weeks after a Radford girl disappeared, investigators say the trail is cold... but the answers are out there.


Marya Jones tells us what authorities say they're doing to find them.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A case without any clues]
[SUPER=01-Jim Davis/Pulaski Co. Sheriff; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.; :11]
[SUPER=@Marya1; :28]
[SUPER=01-Tod Burke/Radford U. Criminology Professor; :57]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Pulaski Co.]
(([SOT 1:15:53 - :57]

((JIM DAVIS/PULASKI CO. SHERIFF: A CASE WITHOUT ANY CLUES AT ALL IS TRULY A TASK.)) [RUNS:04]
Pulaski County Sheriff Jim Davis is working full-time to find the answers behind a bewildering disappearance.
Two weeks ago, Tara Rose Munsey walked out of work at a Fairlawn Taco Bell ... and vanished without a trace.
Now, six Pulaski County investigators are working around the clock on her case.
[SOT 1:13:14 - :20]

((JIM DAVIS: NO MOTIVES HAVE COME UP, WHICH MAKES HER DISAPPEARANCE MORE SUSPICIOUS. )) [RUNS:06] [SU 1:34:26 - :40] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY'LL CONTINUE TO PURSUE EVERY LEAD, INCLUDING WEEDING THROUGH HUNDREDS OF PHONE CALLS THAT COME FROM EVERYONE FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY TO PSYCHICS. BUT THEY DON'T EXPECT THE LEADS TO DRY UP ANY TIME SOON BECAUSE OF THE HUGE INTEREST TARA'S DISAPPEARANCE HAS GENERATED. )) [RUNS:14]
[SOT 1:14:58 - :1:15:00]

(( EVERY FEW MINUTES, THERE'S A CALL COMING IN. )) [RUNS:02]
Investigators believe Tara got into a car with someone she knew.
This week, they're interviewing her closest friends for a second and third time, hoping more answers will surface.

Criminology expert Tod Burke says that's exactly what they should be doing.
[SOT 1:25:13 - :27]

((TOD BURKE/RADFORD UNIVERSITY CRIMINOLOGY PROFESSOR: IT'S WHAT PEOPLE THINK IS UNIMPORTANT THAT BECOMES IMPORTANT LATER ON. AND IT'S POSSIBLE SOMEONE SAW SOMETHING, DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT AND CAME BACK LATER ON AND REALIZE... I HAVE SOME INFORMATION.)) [RUNS:14]
[SOT 1:15:33 - :36]

((JIM DAVIS: WELL, AFTER THIS LENGTH OF TIME, IT'S ONE OF THE MOST FRUSTRATING CASES WE'VE HAD. )) [RUNS:03]
And authorities are hoping they touch upon the right person to help them solve it soon. Marya Jones, News 7, Pulaski County.))


[Fugitive]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-01 23:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Police have finally caught up with a fugitive who once lived on Floyd County's highest point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co./September 1998;]


Michael Fernbaugh's home on Panther's Knob was seized by the government and sold at auction in 1998 for nearly 400- thousand dollars.
Federal officials say the house was bought with drug money.
But Fernbaugh had alluded police until now.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


He was arrested last week during a traffic stop on I-81 in Pulaski County. He told police his name was Raymond Beach, Junior.

[Gun-Buyback]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Buybacks]


The federal government will fund a gun "buyback" program in Roanoke. Word of that came today, but many details remain to be announced.
(++++++++)

[Take Pinnacle Page 1001]
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is funding more than 21-thousand dollars for the program. [Next Page 1002]
The hope is to buy back about 430 guns, which comes out to about 50 dollars a gun. [Next Page 1003]
But not in cash. The government is planning on vouchers instead, which could be used for food or merchandise from local retailers.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Guns turned in will be destroyed, but stolen ones will be returned to their rightful owners.



[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


They're not serving chicken nuggets. Still ahead on News 7, why one local school district is sending them back.
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[LIVE=Scott full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Salem;]
[Runs=10]
[OQ=have that story next.]
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[First-Wx]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER STORY TOMORROW FORECAST

[COMMERCIAL][Vistar]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:20:21]
[GRAPHIC=Capitol-Richmond]


It took two and a half years for the Vistar eye doctors to get what they want.
But now that they've won permission from Richmond to build an independent eye surgery center ... they say the fight isn't over yet.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is in Salem tonight to explain.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1]
[SUPER=05-Salem]


Keith ... the Vistar eye doctors say they're still fighting against what they call an outdated Virginia law.
As they build their new surgery center here ... they say they'll keep taking trips to Richmond ... trying to get rid of the bureaucratic process they had to go through to get permission to open the center.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Claude Reynolds/Vistar Patient; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Cotter/Vistar Eye Center; :36]
[SUPER=01-Don Lorton/Carilion Vice President; :53]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=this point forward.]

(( 74-year-old Claude Reynolds is the type of patient Vistar says will benefit.
He'll need cataract surgery soon.
And the retiree on a fixed income will be able to get it done in Salem.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:07:46]
[IN Q=it was ]

((CLAUDE REYNOLDS: IT WAS A CONCERN BECAUSE I HAVE HEARD OF PERSONS WHO LIVE IN THE VALLEY GOING OUTSIDE OF THE STATE TO HAVE IT DONE BECAUSE IT WAS LESS EXPENSIVE.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=LESS EXPENSIVE]


Vistar says it performs 15-hundred cataract surgeries every year on people like Reynolds ...
Senior citizens who Vistar says will save money when surgeries are performed outside of Carilion hospitals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:12:11]
[IN Q= in five years]

((COTTER: IN FIVE YEARS, EVERYBODY'S GOING TO WONDER WHY EVERYBODY WOULD'VE OPPOSED SOMETHING SO WONDERFUL.))
[RUNS= 08]
[OUT Q=SO WONDERFUL]


Health-care giant Carilion lobbied against Vistar ... saying the independent operating rooms would cut into its profits...
An opinion upheld by the state health department when it first rejected Vistar's request.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 5:59:43]
[IN Q=contrary]

((DON LORTON/CARILION VP: CONTRARY TO POPULAR BELIEF, WE'RE NOT TRYING TO CREATE OR MAINTAIN ANY KIND OF MONOPOLY. WE JUST WANT EVERYTHING ON A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=PLAYING FIELD]


But Vistar says the playing field isn't level at all ... as long as Virginia's Certificate of Public Need Law stays on the books ... meaning Richmond decides if places like Roanoke need new medical facilities.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:16:32]
[IN Q=the war]

((COTTER: THE WAR MAY NOT BE FOUGHT FOR OUR OWN PERSONAL GAIN ANYMORE. THE WAR WILL BE FOUGHT ON PRINCIPLE FROM THIS POINT FORWARD.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=THIS POINT FORWARD]))
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[Live= Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Salem]


Today in Richmond, the House passed a preliminary measure that would get rid of the Certificate of Public Need process for certain types of outpatient cancer centers.
A bill to get rid of the process altogether is still in the works.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Microwave]


Keith.

[Amherst-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:46:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some Amherst County parents are concerned about the amount of school their children have missed this winter.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


Jennifer Collins and Kriste (KRIS-tee) Williams say they want some answers about why their children have lost almost three weeks worth of class time.
They say if schools are closed because the buses can't navigate icy roads, then maybe parents need to get involved.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:22:39]
[IN Q=I think we]

((JENNIFER COLLINS/AMHERST CO. PARENT: I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY ON OURSELVES AND GET OUR KIDS TO SCHOOL. YOU KNOW, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR ME TO GET TO WORK, WELL THEN, THAT'S MY SON'S JOB RIGHT NOW IS GOING TO SCHOOL, SO IF I CAN GET TO WORK THEN I NEED TO GET HIM TO WORK.))
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Collins/Amherst Co. Parent; :00]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=get him to work.]
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[VO-NAT]


If you're the parent of an Amherst County student with similar concerns, Collins and Williams want to hear from you. [Take FS Graphic]
You can e- mail them at "go school two thousand @ yahoo- dot- com".
They hope to approach the local school board with their concerns next week.
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[Chicken-Nuggets]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:43:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Salem City school officials are forking over five thousand dollars for chicken that students won't eat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

When this week's shipment of GoldKist chicken arrives, Salem's superintendent plans to pay for it but send it back. He says national reports of Gold-Kist's diseased chicken has scared students and parents. So the school's serving Tyson instead.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:42:01]
[IN Q=It is a precautionary]

((IT IS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE. WE'RE NOT TRYING TO ALARM THE COMMUNITY. WE'RE NOT TRYING TO ALARM THE STAFF NOR IN ANY WAY DAMAGE GOLDKIST.))
[SUPER=01-Wayne Tripp/Salem Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=GOLDKIST]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

Schools in Roanoke, Roanoke county, and Botetourt County don't use Gold-Kist chicken. Franklin County schools will not serve any kind of chicken until they do more research.

[Stocks]
[ANCHOR=Keith]


[Stocks]


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


Tech stocks led the way today on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/51.81/10957.60/x/105.36/4427.13;]


The Dow climbed 52 points.
For Nasdaq, a 105-point gain and another record close.
[SUPER=431-he/33#/id/50b/h1&/47a/ig/59/ia/28b;]
[SUPER=432-hg/23#/h@/3/i!/40&/i%/31&/hc/37;]
[SUPER=433-hf/137/hd/17&/id/15b/h#/44d/i&/19g;]
[SUPER=434-ia/16d/h1d/56a/hb/31%/h1#/61c/h3f/59e;]



[County-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:01:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


Interstate 81 brings thousands of travelers through western Virginia every day, but it also bypasses most of the area's businesses and attractions.
A former state senator is now proposing an interstate visitors center that could help the region capture more tourist dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Granger Macfarlane (mac-FAR-luhn) believes a site near the Plantation Road Interchange would be an excellent location.
He's proposing a facility similar to Tamarak (TAM-uh-RACK), an arts and crafts center located on Interstate 77 near Beckley, West Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:46:12]
[IN Q=It would really do]

((GRANGER MACFARLANE: IT WOULD REALLY DO A GREAT JOB AND BE EXACTLY WHAT WE NEED OUT ON 81 TO ATTRACT PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-Granger Macfarlane/Former State Senator]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=to attract people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Local government officials who heard the proposal today say they aren't sure about the site, but they gave the idea favorable reviews.
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[Valley-Rich]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An ownership change for Valley Rich Dairy of Roanoke. It is now 100 per cent owned by Dairy Farmers of America.

D-F-A officials in Kansas City says Valley Rich operations will continue. Its brands also include Shenandoah's Pride and Flav-O-Rich.

[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, former Chief Derrick Thomas dies of a heart attack, the Steam signs two ex-Hokies.

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

And Hampden-Sydney is suddenly the only unbeaten college basketball team in the land.
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[S-Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Sp-56 tc 1:15:25]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]


Kansas City linebacker Derrick Thomas has died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL;]


The 33 year old had been recovering from a broken neck and spine in a Miami hospital.
Thomas was injured in a January 23rd car crash near Kansas City
The nine time Pro Bowl linebacker died of a heart attack.
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[S-Arena]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-52 12713 TC]
[GRAPHIC=ARENA]


The Steam, Roanoke's new arena football team stuck its head in the Hokie duddle today and signed two former Techsters.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

As we told you last week, Al Clark on the left of your screen has joined the club to play quarterback. He's joined by former Tech defensive lineman Kerwin Hairston.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS IS...]
[SUPER=01-Al Clark/Signs with the Steam; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kerwin Hairston/Signs with the Steam; 16]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...FAMILIAR WITH ME."]
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[S-Tigers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-57 5552TC]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS]


With Syracuse losing last night to Seton Hall, that means the only unbeaten college basketball in the land is Hampden-Sydney.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Last Saturday; :00]

Division Three's number one ranked team upped its record to 21-and-0 this past Saturday with a win over Roanoke College. And the bad news for the rest of the teams in the Old Dominion Athletic conference is that the Tigers are just starting to play their best ball.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Hampden-Sydney Head Coach; :00]

((TONY SHAVER: I THINK THIS IS A TEAM THAT IS PLAYING IT'S BEST BALL OF THE YEAR RIGHT NOW. OUR SENIOR CLASS IS THE REASON. THEY'RE VERY HUNGRY AND DEDICATED AND I THINK THEY WANT TO GO OUT WITH GOOD THINGS HAPPENING TO THEM.))
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...TO THEM."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The Tigers have three games left in the regular season before returning to the Salem for the ODAC tournament, yet they refuse to talk about perfection.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=IF WE'RE...]

((TONY SHAVER: IF' WE'RE 23 AND O THEN WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT. WE HAVE A TOUGH GAME COMING UP WITH VA. WESLEYAN. UNTIL THEN IT'S NOT AN ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=...NOT AN ISSUE."]






[S-Ferrum]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-45 tc 1:46:48]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum]


The Ferrum College men's basketball team is working to overcome life's obstacles, inaddition to trying to beat foes on the court.
Last fall team member Brian Reed died after working out in the weight room.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 23:39]
[IN Q=he died of ]
[SUPER=01-Larry Mangino/Ferrum Head Coach;]
[RUNS=31]
[OUT Q=he tore his ACL]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/February 2;]


Curtis Lipscomb is out for the season.
Two of the Panthers next four games are at home.
But former William Fleming star, RJ Reynolds, has dedicated the entire season to his family and roommate Brian Reed.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=he motivated me]

(())
[SUPER=01-RJ Reynolds/Junior Guard;]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=she does that for me]
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[Anchor=]
[ss=hold]


Ferrum hosts North Carolina Wesleyan College on Saturday.


[S-UMP]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=SP-49]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

Umpires take a verbal beating when they're on the field, but one major league umpire made a good call today when he decided to visit sick and disabled veterans at the Salem VA Medical Center.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]
(///// NAT SOUND /////)
[SOT tc 17:04:04]

(("TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME"))
[RUNS=:07]

A little theme music to get everybody in the mood. Larry Barnett spent the morning making jokes and chatting with the hospital's residents, including the oldest patient -- a 103 year old World War One vet. He only has one complaint about his visits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 16:59:28]
[IN Q=The only thing]

((LARRY BARNETT/MAJOR LEAGUE UMP: THE ONLY THING THEY DO AT THE VA THEY ALWAYS TAKE ME TO THE BLIND REHAB AND I DON'T KNOW WHY I GUESS IT'S BECAUSE THEY THINK ALL UMPIRES ARE BLIND. NO WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH THE VETERANS.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Barnett/American League Umpire; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=with the veterans]
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[VO-NAT]

Barnett is the only volunteer in the program to visit all 172 VA hospitals in the country.
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[SUPER=333-Clear With/Light Winds/23-26/Mostly Sunny/Light Winds/48-52]
[SUPER=334-Clear And/Chilly/20-24/Mostly/Sunny/48-50]
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r Pressure/C. Less DIRECT solar energy]
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