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[TALENT=Keith]

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The National Memorial to D-Day Veterans is taking shape in Bedford, while the battle for funding is still on the front line in Richmond. That's the top story on NEWS 7 tonight.
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Along with arrests for on-line trafficking in child pornography.

[Sports-Head]


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In sports, The Cincinnati Reds land one of baseball's best players, Mark Martin draws the top spot at Daytona
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[VO-NAT]


and Dale Earnhardt, Richard Childress and GM Goodwrench make a big announcement today.
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The very warm weather has decided not to spend the weekend with us. Instead, some showers are possible. Details coming up. [open]
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[sot 11:05:16]

((BOB SLAUGHTER: COURSE THE 116TH INFANTRY LOST 800 MEN THAT DAY. SO THAT OUGHT TO TELL YOU WHAT IT WAS LIKE. IT WAS HELL.))
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[OUTQ=It was hell.]
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56 years after D-Day, its veterans are about four million dollars short of completing a national memorial in Bedford.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.


[D-Day]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-48 1:49:36]
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They're pouring the concrete into the top of the "Operation Overlord" arch this week.
Next week, the granite facing arrives.
But Virginia's surviving D-Day veterans are fighting a new battle -- this time in Richmond.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
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Keith, it's 12 million dollar national memorial -- being built in the community that lost the most sons per capita of any in America on D-Day.
But they still need almost four million dollars-- and Governor Jim Gilmore's NOT helping.
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-M. Hubert Hobbs/D-Day Veteran; :]
[SUPER=01-Del. Earl Dickenson/(D) Louisa Co.;]
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[OUT Q=really where we are.]

(())
So today, they stormed the Capitol, with an emotional plea: help us build our memorial, before we all die and never see it.
[sot 11:20:17]

((M. HUBERT HOBBS/D-DAY VETERAN: WE KNEW IF WE GOT PUSHED BACK IN THAT OCEAN, WE WOULDN'T BE HERE LIKE THIS TODAY. SO WHAT I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO KEEP THAT IN MIND, AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GET THIS THING TO A CONCLUSION. YOU'LL HAVE TO EXCUSE ME, I HAD A SLIGHT STROKE A COUPLE YEARS AGO. BUT I'LL MAKE IT. I HOPE THAT ALL OF YOU ALL SEE FIT TO SUPPORT US.))
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92 of 100 Delegates in the House are behind a 4-point-5 million dollar budget request-- including a veteran who heads the budget subcommitee.
[sot 11:11:33]

((DEL. EARL DICKENSON/D-LOUISA CO.: WE CAN'T FUND ALL OF THOSE REQUESTS. BUT I PROMISE YOU, THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE HIGHEST PRIORITIES THAT WE HAVE UP THERE.))
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[sot 11:05:25 *** cut 4 or 5 seconds of applause out of middle of bite]

((BOB SLAUGHTER: 56 YEARS LATER, I THINK IT'S TIME TO PUT A D-DAY MEMORIAL UP, GET IT UP AND RUNNING, BECAUSE-- WE ARE LOSING GOOD MEN EVERY SINGLE DAY.))
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Governor Jim Gilmore is the stumbling block.
The Governor says the state's already given 2-point-3 million dollars in seed money.
And the rest should come from the community and private donors.
For Gilmore, the arch is a symbol of bigger funding problems of cultural centers in Virginia.
[sot GILMORE 14:12:58]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I THINK SOONER OR LATER WE NEED TO GET SOME GUIDELINES TO EXPLAIN HOW WE'RE GONNA SPEND THIS MONEY. OR IT'S GONNA CONTINUE TO BALLOON AND BLOSSOM IN A WAY THAT'S TOTALLY OUT OF CONTROL. AND THAT'S REALLY WHERE WE ARE.))
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


[Limo-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=khu]
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A New Jersey Insurance company has filed a claim against the estate of a Roanoke limousine driver who died in a wreck on I-81 two years ago.
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Limo Driver Kimberly Ann Pendleton ran off the Interstate, crossed the median and hit an embankment. She died shortly after the accident. Four passengers- -on their way from the Homestead to the Roanoke Airport- -were injured. A lawsuit filed in federal court today says passenger Elizabeth DiEduardo died as a result of her injuries nearly six months later.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Pacific Indemnity is asking "in excess of 75-thousand dollars" from Pendleton's estate and Prestige Limo Service.

[Tech-Indict]


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Another Virginia Tech football player is facing charges for drug distribution.
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[Take FS page]
22-year-old Virginia Tech freshman defensive end Derrius Monroe was indicted on one count of cocaine distribution in Montgomery County.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Monroe is the third Tech player to be indicted on drug charges in less than a month.
Two former Tech football players, Manny Clemente and Jermaine Hinkson, are facing similar charges.

[Child-Porn]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
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German police allegedly caught him in a chat room in August, using the screen name "Brucewayn."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Today, Virginia authorities announced the indictment of Jessee Charles Brent on 91 felony counts of distributing child pornography.
Brent allegedly traded more than four thousand images of children being violently, sexually abused-- all from a computer in his Culpeper bedroom.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: IT IS ONE OF PROBABLY THOUSANDS OF WIDESPREAD DISTRIBUTION RINGS GOING ON AT THE PRESENT TIME. THE EXPLOSION OF INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE ABUSING CHILDREN AND THEN GOING TO THE INTERNET TO TRADE THE IMAGES IS SOMETHING THAT IS ASTOUNDING.))
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((GARY CLOSE/CULPEPER COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: I GUARANTEE YOU IT'S GOING ON IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD AND EVERY COMMUNITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.))
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Virginia authorities are now investigating the 16-hundred- 85 people who uploaded or downloaded images from Brent's site.
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[48-Hours]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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Another suspected child pornographer is behind bars in Albany, New York.. thanks to the hard work of authorities here in Bedford County.
Last week, on- line investigators helped nab a schoolbus driver who'd been using the Internet to solicit a young girl for sex.
It's a story you'll be able to see next month on the C-B-S show "48 Hours".
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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(( Even for a man accustomed to the media spotlight, the past few weeks have been a new experience for Bedford County sheriff Mike Brown.
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((BUT WE FELT CONFIDENT THAT WE WERE GOING TO PREVENT SOMETHING FROM HAPPENING IN THE FUTURE AND WE KNOW WE DID.))
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Brown's Internet porn team has now caught the attention of the CBS investigative newsmagazine "48 Hours".
Producer Josh Gelman was doing research for a piece on Internet crime when he learned about Operation Blue Ridge Thunder..
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((JOSH GELMAN/"48 HOURS" PRODUCER: THAT WAS A NO- BRAINER. I MEAN YOU'VE GOT A SMALL OFFICE DOING PROBABLY THE BEST WORK IN THE COUNTRY ON THIS CRIME.))
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[OUT Q=on this crime.]


"48 Hours" actually requires weeks worth of research, interviews and taping.. much of it right here in Bedford.
Reporter Peter Van Sant hopes the show opens some parents' eyes.
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((PETER VAN SANT/"48 HOURS" CORRESPONDENT: I HAD NO IDEA OF THE SCOPE AND EXTENT THAT THESE CHILD MOLESTERS USE THE INTERNET TO FIND VICTIMS AND THE HORRORS THAT GO ON.))
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It's those horrors that Sheriff Brown hopes to expose millions of parents to.
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((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: AND IT'S NO QUESTION ABOUT IT, THIS IS NATIONAL EXPOSURE TO A PROBLEM THAT IS A NATIONAL PROBLEM.))
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The episode featuring Brown and his team will air in late March.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))


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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Bring your guns to church? Still ahead, a local pastor says he wants to help Roanoke's gun buy-back.
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And hold on to your gas guzzler. Where do gasoline prices go from here?
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((According to the oil companies, it will continue to go up.))
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It's a double whammy if you heat your home with oil. That story is next.
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A surge in gasoline prices. Up to 10 cents a gallon in the last few weeks, 30 cents over 18 months.
Homeowners who rely on heating oil have also seen the increase.
News 7's Surae Chinn explains why, and how long we might expect this to go on.
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((Spencer Trivett is a homeowner. He just got his heating oil pump filled up and his bill is higher than usual.
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((SPENCER TRIVETT/HOMEOWNER: IT'S 30 TO 50 PERCENT HIGHER))
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Trivett expected the higher costs this winter but he's found creative ways to conserve energy.
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((((SPENCER TRIVETT/HOMEOWNER: IT'S 30 TO 50 PERCENT HIGHER))
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((8:13:56 JUERGEN FLECK/ECONOMICS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: LOW PRODUCTION OF OIL IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIGH PRICES.))
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High prices that many folks would like to see go back down. But the question is when? ((8:12:54 I WOULD PREDICT OIL PRICES END OF SUMMER ANYONE'S GUESS)) [RUNS: 07] ((STANDUP: 8:24:19 NO MATTER IF YOU ARE STAYING AT HOME IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS OR TRAVELING ON OUR HIGHWAYS IT'S GOING TO COST YOU.)) ((GERALD CHAPMAN/GAS STATION OWNER 9:05:11 OH EVERYONE IS HURTING...BEING SO HIGH)) ((JODIE WOOD/MOTORIST 8:26:14 I DON'T WANT TO TRAVEL FAR SO MUCH EXTRA FOR GAS 8:26:34 HOPEFULLY IT WILL GO DOWN AND THEY CAN GIVE US A BREAK.)) A break many would like to see come sooner than later. In Roanoke, Surae Chinn, News 7.))

[Gun-Buyback]


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If you don't want a gun in your home ... take it to church.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


That's what one local pastor would urge you to do, once Roanoke begins its buyback program.
Jeff Scott wants his Colonial Avenue Baptist Church to serve as a drop-off point for people wanting to rid themselves of their firearms.
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((PASTOR JEFF SCOTT/COLONIAL AVE. BAPTIST CHURCH: A CHURCH IS THE IDEAL SPOT. IT'S NEUTRAL TERRITORY. IT'S A PLACE OF HOPE. IT'S A PLACE OF NONVIOLENCE AND TRUST. IT WOULD BE IDEAL.))
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The city has not yet chosen drop-off points for its program.
The goal will be taking 430 guns off the streets, exchanging them for 50-dollar gift certificates at local stores.
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Blue chips fall .. tech stocks set another record. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow dropped 55 and a half, mostly over interest rate worries. But no such concerns for NASDAQ, up 122.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:15:37]
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Governor Jim Gilmore is finally explaining himself on an issue for which he's taking some heat in Southside:
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;]


-- why he's philosophically opposed to expanding Medicaid and unemployment benefits for laid off textile workers in Southside.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I VERY MUCH WANT TO HELP PEOPLE WHO ARE OUT OF WORK. I THINK PEOPLE WHO'VE LOST THEIR JOBS ARE IN A TERRIFICALLY BAD SITUATION. AND I'M VERY SYMPATHETIC TO IT. BUT MY RESPONSIBILITY IS ALSO TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY'S TREATED THE SAME. WE CAN'T JUST SIMPLY SINGLE OUT ONE GROUP OF UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE AND TREAT THEM DIFFERENTLY FROM OTHER PEOPLE. WE HAVE TO BE FAIR WITH EVERYBODY IN VIRGINIA.))
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[TALENT=Keith]
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The Governor says textile workers are different from tobacco farmers.
He says the money to help out the tobacco community is coming from a dedicated national settlement-- not out of state coffers.




[Carder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-04 18:21]
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The general manager of the Patrick Henry Hotel is joining the race for Roanoke City Council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today, Bill Carder announced he will run as a Republican.
Carder is the chairman of the Roanoke Special Events Committee and he's held leadership positions in many other business and civic groups.
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((BILL CARDER/R- CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I THINK ALL OF THE PEOPLE ON COUNCIL ARE GOOD PEOPLE. I JUST THINK THAT THE WAY IT'S BEEN RUN LATELY, MICRO-MANAGING THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS, I DON'T BELIEVE THAT'S THE WAY TO RUN THE CITY.))
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[OUT Q=that's the way to run the city.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Republican Ralph Smith is expected to announce his bid for mayor later this month. And Don Hogan is also seeking the GOP nomination for city council.

[Whitaker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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In Lynchburg, a long- time council member will NOT seek re- election this May.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Republican Jim Whitaker has spent eight years representing Ward Four on Lynchburg city council.
Whitaker said today he's stepping down to devote more energy to his business and family.
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[IN Q=I need to]

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I NEED TO SPEND MORE TIME GIVING LEADERSHIP TO NEW LIFE CHRISTIAN STORES AND TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF MY WIFE AND CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Council Member]
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[OUT Q=wife and children.]
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[VO-NAT]


Whitaker's departure leaves just one Republican on Lynchburg city council.
Party leaders say they're talking with several potential candidates about running for the Ward Four seat.
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[Sports tease]


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Lucky number six draws the top spot at Daytona, Dale Earnhardt makes a big announcement today, The VMI basketball team talk about a big weekend,
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[VO-NAT]


and Junior will be flexing his muscle in a new city, the details in sports.
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[S-Griff]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Ken Griffey Junior is returning home. He has reportedly been traded from the Seattle Mariners to his hometown team, the Cincinnati Reds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Major League Baseball; :00]

A source close to the negotiations confirms the agreement. The Reds are planning a news conference later today at 6:45 eastern time.
Only the Reds and Mariners are involved in the trade that sends the ten-time All-Star to the team his father played for. The deal is reportedly worth 117.5 million over a nine year period.
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[S-Bud]


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On to racing. Mark Martin will start the 2000 Bud Shootout where he finished in 1999, at the head of the field. Martin will shoot for his second straight Bud Shootout title
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

from the pole after picking the top position at today's drawing. The 25 lap sprint features the Bud Pole winners from last season and the winner of the Bud pole qualifier. Sterling Marlin is second, then Tony Stewart, Ward Burton, Mike Skinner and Jeff Gordon.
[SUPER=04-File; :00]

One other note. GM Goodwrench Service, Richard Childress and Dale Earnhardt announced today that they have extended their partnership through the year 2003. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed. Together, Childress and Earnhardt have won six Cup Championships and 67 races.
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[S-Thursday]


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The Winston Cup cars will start checking into Daytona for some practice time tomorrow. Here's Mike Stevens with more on the sport's hottest property.
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[S-VMI]


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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-53 (1:29:00)]
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The Keydets of V-M-I have 4 more conference games before the Southern Conference tournament next month in Greenville, South Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :]


The Keydets have lost 16 straight games and they are 0 and 11 in the conference.
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[SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=....wrong house."]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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V-M-I plays Appalachian State at home on Monday.


[S-Pioneer]


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[WRITER=rst]
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The Pioneer district is gearing up for a big showdown this Friday night when Parry McCluer and Covington hook up on the hardwood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington; :]


The Cougars are well aware of the Fighting Blues dominance on the hardwood in the District.
Parry McCluer has won 27 straight district games.
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[SUPER=01-Rob Bennett/Covington Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=...pressure defense."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Fighting Blues are use to pressure defenses and the pressure of big games.
And this one against Covington is no exception.
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[IN Q="They play...]
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[OUT Q=.....all times."]
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[S-VT]


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[WRITER=sma]
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Tonight, the Virginia Tech men's basketball team takes on Saint Bonaventure on the road in a 7:30 tip off. The Hokies are 4 and 5 in conference, 11 and 11 overall while St. Bonnies is 5 and 3 and 13 and 6. [Wx-Tape]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Some local teens are learning first-hand what it's like to be a police officer.
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Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with details.
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Keith, a program in Roanoke is giving teenagers the chance to interact with officers ...
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and learn just how a police department operates.
Tonight on News 7 we'll tell you how the police...
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as well as the teens... can benefit.
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Keith?

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Comedian and pitchman Jim Varney died today.
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Varney had been fighting lung cancer.
He made a lot of people laugh over the years, know what I mean?
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