[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

McCain leads Bush in NORTHERN Virginia, though the Texas Governor has a strong lead in southwest Virginia and the
state as a whole.
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[VO-NAT]


We'll consider whether McCain plans to make a stop here next week afterall.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And two school girls are charged with making bomb threats in Lynchburg.

[Sports-head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


In sports, William Byrd announces the lady Terriers new girls basketball coach, the Braves are in their first week of spring training
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[VO-NAT]


and it was a tough game for the Toledo Storm last night against the Express as their goalie needed smelling salts after taking one on the chin.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The temperatures soared today-- and it looks like another taste of spring is on tap tomorrow. The warm details are coming up. [open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Steve1;]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]


Bush looks safe in Southwest Virginia ... but McCain now leads in other parts of the state.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Mason-Dixon]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-01 48:54]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The Republican primary is next Tuesday. As the day approaches, George W. Bush is finding his strongest Virginia support in our part of the Commonwealth.
That's the finding of a News 7 poll released today.
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[VO-NAT]


The poll of 621 likely Virginia voters by Mason-Dixon research shows 48 per cent favor Bush statewide, 37 per cent are for McCain.
Bush gets the most support in western and southwest Virginia .. 57 per cent, almost double McCain's 29.
Bush also does well in central and southside Virginia .. 54 per cent, to McCain's 31.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


The poll shows the two dead-even in the Tidewater region, and McCain LEADING Bush by four percentage points in northern Virginia.


[Joe-McCain]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:33:20]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


George W. Bush is scheduled to be in Richmond tomorrow afternoon.
He'll be working the phones at his Virginia phone bank... and helping Virginia Republicans raise a quarter million dollars at a gala dinner.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond]


Today, John McCain's brother Joe was at the Virginia State Capitol with former P-O-Ws who support McCain.
We asked if brother John would be in Virginia at all prior to Tuesday's primary.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't know]
[sot tape THREE 11:44:17]

((JOE MCCAIN/SEN. MCCAIN'S BROTHER: WE DON'T KNOW. AND THE REASON IS HIS SCHEDULE CHANGES. JOHN IS CUT THINNER THAN A CHEAP DELI BALONEY. AND WE HAVE TO GET HIM WHERE IT'S THE MOST IMPACT. IT'S POSSIBLE HE'LL COME THROUGH HERE BUT WE LITERALLY DON'T KNOW AND HE DOESN'T KNOW.))
[SUPER=201-Joe McCain/Sen. McCain's Brother;]
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[OUT Q=doesn't know.]
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[VO-NAT]


The P-O-Ws are sporting buttons that mean they were For McCain Before New Hampshire.
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[Bomb-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-02 54:04]
[GRAPHIC=Bomb Threat]


Two girls.. one 17 years old, the other 12.. have been arrested and charged with making two bomb threats at Heritage High School in Lynchburg this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/This Week]


The threats delayed classes on Monday and this morning.. no explosives were ever found.
Authorities say the phone company helped them determine the origin of the calls and, through that, police identified the suspects.
Another bomb threat at E.C. Glass High School last week remains unsolved.
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[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:01:04]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex]


A temporary replacement worker at Bedford's Rubatex plant has been charged with intentionally causing a fire at the plant this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


The blaze forced the Waltex division of Rubatex to be shut down for most of the day.
Authorities say the suspect-- who apparently was about to be let go from his job-- vandalized several pieces of company equipment before leaving.
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[SOT 10:50:47]
[IN Q=There was a]

((MILTON GRAHAM/BEDFORD POLICE CHIEF: THERE WAS A BAR PLACED IN ONE OF THE.. I THINK IT WAS AN OVEN, I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE WHAT THEY CALL THAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.. AND IT APPARENTLY JAMMED UP THE MACHINE CAUSING A BACKUP OF THE PRODUCT THAT WAS PASSING THROUGH IT AND THAT IN TURN IGNITED, CAUSING THE FIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Milton Graham/Bedford Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=causing the fire.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police are still looking for the suspect and have not released his name.
Rubatex has been using replacement workers since the union declared a strike last September.
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[Waiting-Period]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-59 35:15]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion Bills]


Sometimes it all comes down to one person and one vote.
In this case, a committee chairman who's having trouble making up his mind on this year's abortion bill in Richmond.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
What's the bill and where's it at?
[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The bill requires a 24 hour waiting period before an abortion, and that a doctor inform the woman about the procedure and her options.
It went today before the Senate Education and Health Committee -- usually the graveyard for abortion restrictions.


But this committee was slightly re-stacked by Republicans this year to give it a more anti-abortion slant.
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[IN Q=Emotional testimony]
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[SUPER=01-Zsa Zsa Johnson/Abortion Patient; :06]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Beth McLemore/Planned Parenthood; :24]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :37]
[SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Planned Parenthood of Virginia; 1:01]
[SUPER=01-Fiona Givens/Va. Society for Human Life; 1:14]
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[OUT Q=an informed decision.]


(( Emotional testimony came from women who'd had abortions, they felt without enough information.
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((ZSA ZSA JOHNSON/ABORTION PATIENT: AFTER THE PROCEDURE I WAS NOT THE SAME. I WAS NOT OKAY. I WAS NOT THE WOMAN WHO CAME INTO THE CLINIC. AND I WONDERED WHAT I HAD DONE AT THAT POINT.))
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But Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge says its counseling is extensive, and deals with more than the medical.
[sot tape two 11:08:42]

((REV. BETH MCLEMORE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF BLUE RIDGE: DOES IT SURPRISE THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS THAT A SOUTHERN BAPTIST MINISTER PROVIDES COUNSELING IN AN ABORTION CLINIC?))
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So it came down to the vote, and a seven-seven tie.
The Republican chairman broke the tie saying he thinks it's a woman's private decision.
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: ANY EFFORTS TO OBSTRUCT THAT, I'M OPPOSED TO. BUT I'M NOT SURE THAT THIS IS REALLY AN EFFORT TO OBSTRUCT. BUT I ALSO BELIEVE THAT IT'S GOT SOME PROBLEMS WITH THE BILL IN TERMS OF MAKING A CIVIL MATTER BECOME A CRIMINAL MATTER. SO FOR THAT REASON, I VOTE NO.))
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((GRACE SPARKS/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: WELL I THINK THAT WHILE THE LEGISLATURE, AND THERE WAS CERTAINLY SUPPORT FROM THE ADMINSTRATION FOR THIS BILL, I THINK THAT THERE IS AN INCREASING SWELL AMONG PRO-CHOICE REPUBLICANS WHERE PEOPLE COULD FEEL THE WAY SENATOR BARRY SAID THAT THIS REALLY IS A FAMILY MATTER.))
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[sot tape THREE 11:31:53]

((FIONA GIVENS/VA. SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: WE WILL COME BACK NEXT YEAR AND TRY AND ENSURE THAT THE WOMEN IN VIRGINIA RECEIVE THE INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED IN ORDER TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION.))
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[Live=Ellen Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Technically, Senator Barry's wrong in the reasoning he gave with his vote.
It's already a criminal act to perform any surgery in Virginia without getting informed consent.
This bill would add a civil penalty to that.
So, if taken aside and corrected on his incorrect presumption... this vote could change.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Ellen/Microwave]






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


He told people he could cut their taxes ... now he's charged with tax evasion. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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[VO-NAT]


And what do laid-off textile workers do next?
Shirley Miller has one answer ... go back to college.
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[COMMERCIAL][Retraining]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=Sch]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:26:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Life after layoffs.
Thousands of Southside textile workers must now cope with that reality, but many others have already been there.
When Bassett Walker closed its Chatham plant two years ago, some workers went to college.
As Surae Chinn reports, many of them will soon get their diplomas.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Miller/Former Textile Worker; :08]
[SUPER=19-Surae/Chinn; :41]
[SUPER=01-Denise Slayton/Former Textile Worker; :56 Quick!!]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Rowland/Former Textile Worker; 1:08]
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((Shirley Miller is 60 years old, the oldest student in her class at Danville Community College.)) ((15:46:44 SHIRLEY MILLER/FORMER TEXTILE WORKER: I'M EVEN OLDER THAN THE INSTRUCTORS I STILL RESPECT THEM. THEY ARE WONDERFUL TO ME.))
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((Miller is getting ready to receive her diploma in child care development. She worked for Bassett Walker for 12 years when the plant shut down, just 2 years shy from her retirement. She says it was a hard decision to go back to college.)) ((15:45:33 SHIRLEY MILLER/FORMER TEXTILE WORKER: OF COURSE WHEN YOU'VE BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL FOR 45 YEARS IT IS FRIGHTENING.))
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((STANDUP: IT WAS FRIGHTENING FACING SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY AFTER WORKING FOR SO MANY YEARS. BUT MAYBE THAT ENVIRONMENT HELPED THEM EXCEL IN THE CLASSROOM.))
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((Denise Slayton is at the top of her class with a near 4.0 average.)) ((15:39:35 DENISE SLAYTON/FORMER TEXTILE WORKER: I HAVE THE SKILLS TO DO SOMETHING ELSE OTHER THAN TEXTILE FACTORY.))


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((These students have advice for the most recent unemployed people at the Tultex plant in South Boston.)) ((15:37:45 LISA ROWLAND/FORMER TEXTILE WORKER: JUST GO IN WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE , YOU CAN DO IT THOSE 2 YEARS END VERY QUICKLY. QUICKER THAN YOU THINK))
[RUN=:08]

((And in just a few months these students will be out in the workforce with new skills and a more secure future. Surae


Chinn, News 7 Danville.))[Seiffert]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:57:09]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Former Lynchburg police chief Joe Seiffert (SEE-fert) is stepping out of retirement and into the race for city council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Seiffert announced today he'll seek the Ward Four council seat being vacated by Jim Whitaker.
Seiffert stepped down as police chief in 1993 after more than 90 percent of the city's police officers supported a "no confidence" vote against his leadership.
He doesn't feel that will affect his political chances.
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[SOT 1:15:44]
[IN Q=It depends on]

((JOE SEIFFERT/I- LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: IT DEPENDS ON WHO YOU TALK TO. I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO HAVE A BEARING AT ALL, NOT AS EVIDENCED BY 274 SIGNATURES FROM WARD FOUR VOTERS WHO WANT ME TO RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Seiffert/(I) Lynchburg Council Candidate]
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[OUT Q=want me to run.]
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[VO-NAT]


Seiffert is the only Ward Four candidate in the running right now.
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[Trout]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Jim Trout failed to win the Democratic nomination for Roanoke City Council, but it now appears he WILL run for re- election as an Independent.
Last week, Trout indicated he would support the Democratic ticket, but he's apparently had a change of heart. Friends are now circulating petitions on his behalf.
Incumbent Carroll Swain says supporters have also encouraged him to seek re- election as an Independent, but so far he says he has no plans to run.

[McCain-POW]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:24:43]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And back to presidential politics.
One P-O-W calls John McCain his brother, but they haven't talked since the Vietnam War.
That's when they lived in the same prison camp.
Scott Goldberg introduces us to a McCain campaign volunteer -- who's also a former roomate from Hanoi.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=203-Lexington]
[SUPER=201-Jim Berger/Former P.O.W.]
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((
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((NATSOUND: MCCAIN MEETING AND GREETING)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


John McCain, who spent five and a half years in a Vietnamese prison camp, has been called a lot of things by a lot of people.
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[SOT 15:05:45]
[IN Q=HE'S FAITHFUL]

((JIM BERGER: HE'S FAITHFUL ... HE'S GOT CHARACTER ...)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=]


But Jim Berger may be the first person ever to call McCain a "short timer."
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[SOT 15:23:35]
[IN Q=he is]

((JIM BERGER: HE IS A SHORT TIMER. I SPENT ALMOST A YEAR MORE THAN HE DID.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=THAN HE DID]


Berger spent six years, three months, as a prisoner of war ... a period of his life now on display the VMI museum.
He was an Air Force pilot ... shot down in 1966 ... captured and tortured in the same camp as McCain.
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[SOT 15:23:51]
[IN Q=i know that]

((BERGER: I KNOW THAT HE'S GOT CHARACTER THAT CAN'T BE SHOWN BY A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=OTHER PEOPLE]
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[SOT 15:05:48]
[IN Q=in order]

((BERGER: IN ORDER TO LIVE THROUGH THIS ENVIRONMENT, YOU HAVE GOT TO HAVE THOSE ATTRIBUTES.)) [RUNS06]
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((NATS: SAWING WOOD)) [RUNS01]
[OUT Q=]


Today, Berger owns a hardware store in Lexington ... up the road from VMI, where he went to school.
He has also signed on as a McCain-2000 volunteer.
It's his first campaign ever.
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[SOT 15:27:37]
[IN Q=I'VE NEVER REALLY]

((BERGER: I'VE NEVER REALLY GOTTEN INVOLVED, BUT I HAVE A DEEP SENSE WE NEED JOHN MCCAIN SITTING IN THE WHITE HOUSE. WE NEED SOMEONE THERE WHO CAN PUT POLISH BACK ON THE THRONE OF THIS NATION.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=THIS NATION]


Berger knows the odds in this state may be stacked against his man.
George W. Bush is endorsed by Virginia's top Republicans.
But he hopes voters see past Bush's ties to the establishment.
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[SOT 15:29:18]
[IN Q= i see]

((BERGER: I SEE A DIFFERENCE IN SOMEONE WHO IS ABLE TO STAND UP AND SPEAK FOR HIMSELF AND SOMEONE WHO MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=to do that]


In McCain, Berger says he sees a man who has proved he can stand up to anyone.
A man he calls his brother -- even though they were only roomates once upon a time.
Scott Goldberg, News-7, Lexington. ))

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=None]
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Blue chips fell again ... tech stocks set new records. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:44:38]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A tax advisor from Big Island has been slapped with a 42-count indictment.
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[VO-NAT]


Jeffrey Randall Breeden made a living promoting a scheme to report zero income, claiming to be exempt from taxes.


In a NEWS 7 report three years ago, several of Breeden's clients said they'd been penalized by the I-R-S for following Breeden's advice.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


He's charged with failure to file a tax return, bank fraud and obstruction.[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Another Express player is called up we will tell you whose gone, William Byrd has a new girls basketball coach,
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[VO-NAT]


and it was almost warm enough to go swimming today, we will introduce to one hot team in sports.
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[S-Add]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55]
[GRAPHIC=High school hoops]


William Byrd announced this afteroon that Marcee Hufton is the lady Terriers new head girls basketball coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Hufton is the Lady Terriers softball coach and attended high school at Byrd. She played hoops at the Vinton high school and then went on to play basketball at Roanoke college.

In college hoops, Virginia Tech's Amy Wetzel has been named to the 2000 GTE District three all academic women's basketball University Division Team. The guard maintains a 3.53 grade point average in biology.
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[anchor=steve]
[graphic=hold hoops]


One other note, former Lord Botetourt standout Sara Moore, who now plays at Campbell University, also made the GTE ac

ademic team. She holds a 3.93 GPA in elementary education.[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-61 50:34]
[GRAPHIC=express/Hampton roads]

Roanoke travels to Hampton Roads to meet the Admirals tomorrow night. Call up have been ravaging the Express line up and today, defenseman Duane Harmer was called up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Harms has been called up by the Providence Bruins and will join Mike Peron and Dieon Del Monte this Saturday. This means the Express will be without six of it's top eight scorers for Saturday night's game. The Express was without five of those eight top scorers last night and did not miss a beat, stopping Toledo 5-2.
Former Express player Tim Christian received a warm welcome last night from Roanoke fans
and then would show collective sigh of relief when his goalie, Kevin St. Peirre, finally responded to smelling salts after Harmer knocked him out with a shot. He has a concussion but will be OK.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 (2:04:57)]
[GRAPHIC=Braves logo]


The Atlanta Braves have started their training camp in Sunny Florida
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lake Buena Vista, FL; :]


Its a Brave tradition to hold spring training at Disney World.
The fans flock to see their favorite major leaguers and the players take time to sign autographs because they too are excited about the upcoming baseball season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Javier Lopez/Braves Catcher; :]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=.....feel good too."]
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The ODAC women's basketball tournament tipped off today at the Salem Civic Center. Bridgewater beat Eastern Mennonite 86-71 and in the other day game, Emory and Henry topped Randolph Macon 67-43. Roanoke and W & L are just underway, and then, at eight, Guilford and Virginia Wesleyan meet. We will have the highlights tonight at 11.

[S-Dixie]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-46 tc 2:04:35]
[GRAPHIC=FERRUM]

The Dixie Conference men's basketball tournament opened today.
The three day event tipped off at Ferrum College's Swartz gymnasium.
With just two wins in league play, the cats are the low seed. But they know a tournament marks a shot at redemption.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=probably the]
[SUPER=01-Larry Mangino/Ferrum Head Coach;]
[RUNS=25]
[OUT Q=the conference tournament here.]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[GRAPHIC=panthers]


The Panthers play their opener tonight at 8 against second seeded North Carolina Wesleyan. [S-Swim]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=SMA]
[TAPE#=SP-51 15830]
[GRAPHIC=SWIMMING]


Swimming is usually the last thing we think about when it comes to winter sports. But the Cave Spring boy's swim team made its mark this past weekend by winning the school's first state aquatics title.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Last night, members of the team gathered at the Gator Aquatic Center to strike a pose and continue celebrating the State Championship. The Knights boys nipped South Lakes high school by just five points to win the crown at George Mason University.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Tommy Rappold/Knights Junior Swimmer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Christine Mastro/Cave Spring Head Coach; :10]
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[OUT Q=...FOR SWIMMING."]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Democrats have already decided ... now it's time for the Republicans to pick their candidates for Roanoke City Council.
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Jean Jadhon joins us from the newsroom with details.
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Keith, the Republicans will hold a mass meeting tonight to choose which candidates will be on the ballot in the May election.
Tonight on News 7 at 11, we'll tell who the party nominates .. and what changes they hope to make if elected.
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Keith,


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