[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

The high cost of trucking keeps getting higher. On NEWS 7 tonight, the high cost of fuel and how it affects int
erstate commerce.
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[V/O-NAT]
And they've done everything they can to get rid of vultures. They're ready to start shooting the buzzards in Bedford.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports Page Moir checks in as his Maroons prepare to open the NCAA tournament. Bateman retires, Bradley gets hired
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[VO-NAT]

and Gainer passes away. The details concerning those three big football coaches are on the way.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


And on this day for reading across America, you had to hang on to your hat because the wind was quite high. Tomorrow brings changes, for details stand by. [open]
[SUPER=#4054; News 7 at Six Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
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[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 10:07]
[IN Q=if i have]

((IF I HAVE TO PAY TWO DOLLARS A GALLON ... I'M GONNA PARK THE TRUCK. I CAN'T MAKE ANY MONEY DOING THAT.))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=DOING THAT]
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[VO-NAT]


The price of gasoline revs up motorists... and threatens to put truck drivers out of business,
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Fuel-Prices]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:35:53]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices Up]


It's costing all of us much more than we'd rather pay to fill up the tank.
But for truck drivers ... it could cost some their livelihoods.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg has been looking into the numbers that keep going up ... and reports it's going to get worse before it gets better.
[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Keith ... today the countries that export oil agreed they should boost production.
That should eventually bring down the price we pay at the pump.
But in the short term ... we're headed into the season when gas is in heavy demand because so many drivers go vacationing.
That means higher prices for everyone -- and potentially devastating prices for truckers.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Troutville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Baker/Trucker; :19 QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Chris Miller/Independent Trucker; :39]
[RUNS=1:02]
[OUT Q=any money doing that]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=natsound]

((NATS: (ANYTHING QUICK AT THE PUMP).))
[RUNS=01]
[OUT Q=]


It doesn't matter if you drive on four wheels or 18 ...
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:50:07 ]
[IN Q=i think]

((DRIVER: I THINK IT'S LOUSY. I THINK WE'RE GETTING RIPPED OFF.))
[RUNS=02]
[OUT Q=RIPPED OFF]


... to a certain extent, we're all in this together.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:20]
[IN Q=i paid]

((EDDIE BAKER/TRUCKER: I PAID A DOLLAR-45.))
[RUNS=02]
[OUT Q=DOLLAR-45]


But if you're driving a tractor-trailer ... a dollar-45 is actually a bargain.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 7:31]
[IN Q=that is]

((EDDIE BAKER/TRUCKER: THAT IS THE LOWEST PRICE I'VE SEEN FROM TUCSON ALL THE WAY HERE.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=THE WAY HERE]


Pumped-up prices are hitting truckers the hardest.
Especially those who own their own trucks -- the skyrocketing cost of diesel is stealing a huge chunk of Chris Miller's profits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 8:53]
[IN Q=it's, uh ..]

((CHRIS MILLER/INDEPENDENT TRUCKER: IT'S, UH ... REALLY KILLING A LOT OF TRUCK DRIVERS.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=TRUCK DRIVERS]


Miller expects to take home only 10-thousand dollars this year.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:30]
[IN Q=i'm living]

((CHRIS MILLER: I'M LIVING ON 50-DOLLARS A WEEK TO MAKE TRUCK PAYMENTS, INSURANCE PAYMENTS ... ALL THE OTHER PAYMENTS I HAVE TO MAKE ON HERE ...))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=ON HERE]


And he says if someone doesn't do something soon to bring down fuel prices ... his time behind the wheel may be up.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:07]
[IN Q=if i have]

((MILLER: IF I HAVE TO PAY TWO DOLLARS A GALLON ... I'M GONNA PARK THE TRUCK .. I CAN'T MAKE ANY MONEY DOING THAT.))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=DOING THAT]
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[Live=Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Analysts predict it's going to be a couple of months before prices start to come down.
In the meantime ... Triple-A says unleaded in this state could go up to a dollar-70 a gallon.
And diesel could get awfully close to that 2-dollar level Miller says would be fatal.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Microwave]


Keith.[69-Cents]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE=00-04 07:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


To see just how much gas prices have changed, look at this.
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[VO-NAT From 99-3 49:02]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./February 1999]


A year ago some service stations in this area were selling regular unleaded gas for 69 cents a gallon.
That's about half what gasoline is going for now.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-03 45:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Along with gas prices, inspection fees may be going up in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The General Assembly is just a few votes away from raising state inspection fees for cars, trucks, and motorcycles.

The car fee would increase from ten to 15 dollars.
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[SOT 16:22:23]
[IN Q=The flat ]

((DEL. LEO WARDRUP/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: THE FLAT RATE IN MOST AREAS FOR DOING ANY TYPE OF AUTOMOTIVE WORK IS SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 35 AND 45 DOLLARS AN HOUR. SO I THINK WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS SIMPLY REASONABLE. YOU COULD EVEN MAKE THE CASE AT 25 DOLLARS AN HOUR FOR TRUCK INSPECTIONS THAT THE INSPECTION STATIONS STILL AREN'T COVERING ALL THEIR COSTS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=their costs.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lawmakers say trucks from other states have been getting Virginia inspections at ten dollars-- rather than paying the 80 dollar V-DOT fee they're supposed to pay.
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[Arcadia-Bombs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:35:20]
[GRAPHIC=Botetourt Co Pipe Bombs]

A 15-year-old boy is charged with making two bombs .. at a school. Sheriff's deputies slapped the teenager with two felony charges and a misdemeanor. Tina Tenret has details from Botetourt County.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Arcadia Leadership Academy]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gene Lee/Counselor; :14]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Sprinkle/Sheriff; :25]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:12]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 BC]

The Arcadia Leadership Academy is a boarding school for troubled boys. When counselor Gene Lee heard a 15-year-old making a threat, he checked the student's room -- and found a homemade bomb.
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[SOT 12:43:15]
[IN Q=It was a gigantic]

((GENE LEE/COUNSELOR: IT WAS A GIGANTIC FIRECRACKER IN THE END BUT STILL POTENTIALLY SERIOUS TO DO PHYSICAL DAMAGE TO A HAND OR EYE.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=HAND OR EYE]

Lee immediately called sheriff's deputies -- who discovered a second bomb.
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[SOT 11:28:59]
[IN Q=WE FOUND]

((RONNIE SPRINKLE/SHERIFF: WE FOUND A METAL DEVICE IN THE WOODS 300 FEET FROM THE ACADEMY. IT HAD BEEN BURIED IN THE WOODS AND HAD SOME SORT OF STICK CONFIGURATION AROUND THIS DEVICE.))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=AROUND THIS DEVICE]

This sheriff has only been on the job two months but says he's already had problems at the school -- kids threatening counselors, he says, and breaking into places. The state Department of Education almost yanked the school's license last year for unsafe and unsanitary conditions --
but counselors say most kids succeed here when they would otherwise wind up behind bars.
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[SOT 12:46:13]
[SOT 13:56:19]
[IN Q=A LOT OF THE ]

((LEE: A LOT OF THE PROBLEM CAN BE WHEN STUDENTS DON'T INTERACT WITH STAFF AS THEY SHOULD. THIS PROBLEM COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED IF STUDENTS HAD BEEN MORE FORTHCOMING ABOUT WHAT WAS TAKING PLACE. BUTT BUTT BUTT TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE 15-YEAR-OLD BOY IS BEING HELD HERE AT THE COYNER SPRINGS JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER. PROSECUTORS SAY IF HE IS CONVICTED OF MAKING THESE BOMBS, HE COULD SPEND A COUPLE YEARS IN A JUVENILE PRISON. TINA TENRET NEWS7 BOTETOURT COUNTY))
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[Threat-Charges]


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


Six Pulaski County High School students have been charged with making bomb threats to the school.
One student said he made the call from inside the school while the others encouraged him.
Deputies also arrested a student for a bomb threat made against the school last month.

[Holden]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-02 1:02:05]
[GRAPHIC=Holden]


The state medical examiner says a little girl who wandered away from her Nelson County home last week died of exposure in the woods.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Nelson Co./Last Week]


Eight- year- old Jackie Holden was found dead last Tuesday after an intensive three- day search.
Holden was only wearing light clothing and temperatures at the time dipped down in to the 20's at night.
An autopsy could not determine when she died, but police believe Holden did not survive her first night in the woods.
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[Sayers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:51:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The drunk driver who ran off Hershberger road last October, killing his three passengers... has been driving without restriction ever since the wreck.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


23- year old Timothy Wayne Sayers pled guilty today to driving under the influence, plus three counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter.
[SUPER=04-October 1, 1999]


He says he has no memory of the accident. Sayers had been drinking and using cocaine. His blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit. His Mustang was doing at least 85-miles an hour.
As the judge was making arrangements for Sayers to see his probation officer, it came out that Sayers has been driving himself to and from Tazewell. The prosecutor says D-M-V was waiting for the outcome of this case before restricting Sayers' driving privileges.
Judge Jonathan Apgar ordered him to surrender his license the spot.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]
Sayers faces a minimum of three years in prison, and as much as 61 years when he's sentenced in May.[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Carlion and breast feeding. Still ahead, some new mothers say the hospital is not providing the education it should.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Bedford buzzards. Hundreds of them.
Police want to open fire ... but they need someone else's permission.
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[First-Wx]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER STORY TOMORROW FORECAST

[COMMERCIAL][Bedford-Buzzards]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:48:32]
[GRAPHIC=Bedford Co. Buzzards]


It's like a scene out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie.. each night, a Bedford neighborhood is besieged by hundreds of vultures.
Residents have been living with the birds and their destructive habits for years.. now they hope the police can run the buzzards out of town.
Steve Smallshaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=By day]
[SUPER=03-Bedford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Edna King/Resident; :21]
[SUPER=01-Marian Morrison/Resident; :43]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :49]
[SUPER=01-Officer Robert Monk/Bedford Police; 1:09]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford.]


(( By day, it's your ordinary quiet neighborhood, but come sundown, the skies over Peaksview Street in Bedford become filled with hundreds of vultures.
Soaring and circling.. these ugly harbingers of death and doom have been a fixture here every winter, much to the disgust of local residents.
[SOT 21:53:49]

((EDNA KING/RESIDENT: THEY LIGHT ON THE PROPANE TANK AT THE BACK OF THE HOUSE AND THE STAIRWELL, SO YOU KNOW THEY'VE BEEN THERE BY THE GOLFBALL DROPPINGS.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=golfball droppings.]


Not only are the birds unsightly, they're also messy AND destructive.
One neighbor had to build a shed over her camper after buzzards tore apart its roof... the birds also have an appetite for asphalt shingles as Marian Morrison discovered.
[SOT 21:51:18]

((MARIAN MORRISON/RESIDENT: WE WENT TO FLORIDA AND CAME BACK AND THE ROOF WAS DESTROYED IN ONE WEEK.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=in one week.]

[Standup ] ((For ten years, residents here have tried everything to rid themselves of the vultures.. from chopping down the trees they roost in to scaring them off with firecrackers. Nothing has offered a permanent solution.. now police say they have one last option to try.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=option to try.]


They're seeking a federal permit to start shooting the birds, hoping that will convince them to find another home.
[SOT 21:45:06]

((OFFICER ROBERT MONK/BEDFORD POLICE: WE'VE TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE THAT WE CAN DO AND THIS IS MORE OF A LAST RESORT TYPE THING AND THERE'S NO GUARANTEE THAT THIS WILL CORRECT THE PROBLEM.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=correct the problem.]
[SOT 21:53:04]

((MARIAN MORRISON: SHOOT THEM, KILL THEM, HANG THEM IN THE TREES.. LET THEM KNOW IT'S AN UNPLEASANT ENVIRONMENT. LET THE PEOPLE HAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD BACK.))
[RUNS= 09]
[OUT Q=the neighborhood back.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

[Black-Caucus]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:18:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A message today in Richmond: let's get back to issues of substance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]


That's what the General Assembly's black caucus says in the wake of this yesterday:
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[SOT yesterday interviews 14:50:31]
[IN Q=It's a known]

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: IT'S A KNOWN FACTOR THAT AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES DO EXCEEDINGLY WELL IN BASKETBALL.
THAT'S A KNOWN FACTOR.))
[sot 11:06:06]

((DEL. KENNETH MELVIN/D-PORTSMOUTH: WE CONSIDER THAT NOTHING MORE THAN A MISSTATEMENT ON HIS PART. IT WAS A MISTAKE. NOTHING MORE THAN THAT. WE LIKE AND ADMIRE SENATOR HANGER. AND I THINK HE'S LEARNED FROM THIS.))
[SUPER=10-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co./Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Kenneth Melvin/(D) Portsmouth; :11]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=from this.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Today]


The caucus says the new Republican leadership in the House and the Governor talked inclusion at the beginning of the year.
But on issues that matter, like voting rights and drawing political districts, the support hasn't been there.
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[SOT 11:10:38]
[IN Q=They feel]

((SEN. YVONNE MILLER/D-NORFOLK: THEY FEEL THAT ALL WE NEED ARE SYMBOLS. THAT WE DON'T NEED SUBSTANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Yvonne Miller/(D) Norfolk;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=need substance.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore says he's included money in the budget for black colleges, marketing black history tourist destinations, and making sure all Virginians have access to and skills to use the Internet.
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[Thurber]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-58 1:04:06]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


She's a candidate who gives new meaning to the phrase "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Today, Lynchburg resident Jane Thurber announced she will make yet another run for a seat on city council.
Thurber has run in every election since 1984 but never won.. that hasn't kept her off the ballot.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:03:33]
[IN Q=I was raised]

((JANE THURBER/I- LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I WAS RAISED UP BY A VERY NOBLE KIND OF A MOTHER WHO TAUGHT ME TO STAND UP FOR WHAT I BELIEVE IN AND LET THE CHIPS FALL WHERE THEY MAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Thurber/(I) Lynchburg Council Candidate]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=where they may.]
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[VO-NAT]


Thurber calls herself a "voice for the poor and ignored" residents of Lynchburg.
She's running against incumbent Ward Three councilman Robert Garber.
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[Stocks]


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


A mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/26.99/10164.92/y/29.56/4754.52;]


The Dow rose 27 points, even though losers outnumbered gainers. NASDAQ took a breather, down 29 and a half.
[SUPER=431-u/27%/h6e/54a/if/45!/h#/55e/hg/20g;]
[SUPER=432-ie/21e/ib/2b/h%/36c/ib/30b/i%/31b;]
[SUPER=433-h3d/135e/ie/14%/i$/13$/h8b/59a/i#/20a;]

[SUPER=434-u/17/ir/50!/h@/30/ib/57$/h1%/50%;][Breastfeeding]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:15:06]
[GRAPHIC=Breast Feeding]


Some mothers who delivered their babies at the New River Valley Medical Center say the hospital does not provide sufficient breast feeding care.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 1999; ]

Mary Potter says Carilion's decision to NOT employ 'round the clock lactation consultants is hurting new mother's ability to breast feed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 00:00:21]
[IN Q=The lactation consultant]

((MARY POTTER/NEW MOTHER: THE LACTATION CONSULTANT SHOWED UPbuttbuttbuttSHOWED UP TEN MINUTES BEFORE I WAS SCHEDULED TO WALK OUT THE DOOR, MY BAGS WERE ALREADY IN THE CAR AND VERY BRIEFLY TRIED TO GO THROUGH SOME THINGS WITH ME.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Potter/New Mother; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=things with me.]
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[VO NAT] Carilion Women Services Vice President says even though they've cut back on lactation specialists, they still have many resources to help new mothers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tc 21:41:28]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((MELINA PERDUE/VP CARILION WOMEN SERVICES: I DON'T THINK IT DOES NEED TO BE BEEFED UP, I THINK MAYBE AN INCREASED COMMUNICATION SERVICES THAT ARE AVAILABLE AND THE BACK UP SERVICE OF THE OB STAFF WHO ARE EXTREMELY EXPERIENCED IN HELPING MOMS WITH THESE CONCERNS.))
[SUPER=01-Melina Perdue/VP Carilion Women Services; ]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=these concerns.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Mary Potter says she spoke to Carilion months ago, and nothing has been done.
Carilion does have a lactation center located in Roanoke and lactation consultants that work in several hospitals Monday through Friday until 7:00pm and Saturday until noon.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7. Three prominent high school football coaches are making news tonight. We'll check in with Page Moir as team prepares for tipoff in the NCAAs tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll check out a football faux pas in the general assembly.
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[S-Bateman]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-55]
[GRAPHIC=DON BATEMAN]


One of Friday Football Extra's top coaches over the past decade is quitting. Don Bateman, the only coach in the history of Magna Vista will retire at the end of this month. Bateman took over when the school was built in 1988. Before then, the former Friday Football Extra coach of the year led Drewry Mason.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1973; 00]

Longtime football fans in the area are mourning the death of Merrill Gainer who died earlier this week at the age of 87. Gainer coached from 1968 through 1978 at Patrick Henry where he led the Patriots to the state title in 1973. That team didn't give up a single point in the playoffs. Gainer, who also won two state titles at Bluefield high school in 1965 and 67, was a mentor to many including Jim Hickam and Willis White.
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[S-Bradley]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-56 1:36:42]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Brad Bradley, one of our former Friday Football Extra stars, has been named head football coach at William Campbell high school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daleville; :00]


Bradley served as assistant head coach at Lord Botetourt this past season. This is Bradley's second head coaching job, he ran Gilmer County high school's football program in West Virginia in 1996 and 1997.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="The goal]
[SUPER=01-Brad Bradley/William Campbell Football Coach; :00]

((BRAD BRADLEY/WILLIAM CAMPBELL FOOTBALL COACH:))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=....winning ways"]
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[VO-NAT]


The 26 year old was an all state receiver at Salem where he played from 1988 to 1991 and then played college ball at Glenville State. The Generals were 2 and 8 last season and finished fifth in the six team Dogwood District.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="]

(())
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...find my home"]
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-57]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The Virginia Tech football team received some more recognition in Richmond today as the General assembly honored the Hokies
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]

Frank Beamer, Paul Torgersen, Jim Weaver and players Michael Hawkes and Keith Short represented the university. Tech graduate and Norfolk democrat Tom Moss represented the legislators. He quickly proved the Hokies aren't exactly household names in the house chamber.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=01-Del. Tom Moss/(D) Norfolk; :00]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...MICHAEL SHORT AND KEITH HAWKES."]
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58 1:22:40]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA tournament]


Roanoke College opens the NCAA Division III men's basketball tournament tonight at the Bast Center in Salem against 16 and 11 Marymount. Steve Mason and Page Moir have more on this series that the Maroons lead three-nothing. Steve
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke College Head Coach; :11]
[SUPER=03-Farmville/Maroons vs. Tigers; :32]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=mike in the studio"]
(------------)

((STEVE MASON:MIKE, ROANOKE HAS OUT SCORED MARYMOUNT, ON AVERAGE, IN THEIR THREE PREVIOUS MEETINGS 82 TO 65. BUT PAGE MOIR WILL BE THE FIRST TO TELL YOU THAT THE PAST HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH TONIGHT'S GAME. PAGE. ((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:)) ((COACH, MARYMOUNT IS COACHED BY CHUCK DRIESELL, ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS NAMES IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL, OF COURSE HIS FATHER LEFTY COACHED AT MARYLAND AND AT JAMES MADISON, THEY'VE HAD A GOOD SEASON AND SO HAVE YOU. YOU HAVE PLAYED THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE COUNTRY THREE TIMES THIS SEASON IN HAMPDEN-SYDNEY, HOW CAN THAT HELP YOU.)) ((:))
ALRIGHT THANKS COACH, ROANOKE IS RANKED 13TH IN THE LATEST DIVISION THREE POLL IS RANKED 13TH, THE LAST TIME THE MAROONS WERE RANKED 13TH WAS 1972 AND THAT TEAM WON THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. COMPLETE HIGHLIGHTS AT 11, NOW LETS GO BACK TO MIKE IN THE STUDIO.))

[S-Bonnie]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Virginia Tech women play their first round game in the Atlantic 10 tournament tomorrow at two o'clock against Rhode Island. This afternoon Hokie Tere Williams was named a first team all A-10 selection. Amy Wetzel made the second team and was voted the conference's defensive player of the year. Chrystal Starling, made the conference's all-rookie team. [Wx-Tape]
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The Star City isn't as LANDLOCKED as you might think...
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"Ships and Shipmates" is a new exhibit at the Roanoke Valley History Museum, its largest one yet.
It features more than 800 items that celebrate the five ships commissioned in Roanoke's name.
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((KENT CHRISMAN/MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'VE GOT LOTS OF HANDS- ON ACTIVITIES AS PART OF THE EXHIBIT. IT'S VERY DYNAMIC AND IT WILL CONTINUE TO EVOLVE AND GROW BECAUSE WE HAVE SEVERAL ADDITIONAL ITEMS BEING ADDED TO THE EXHIBIT.))
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Among the museum's most treasured displays, this wall of honor for naval officers with ties to Roanoke.
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((JIM UTT/RETIRED NAVAL CAPTAIN: LOOKING AT SOME OF THE HISTORICAL THINGS AND OF COURSE THE NAVIGATIONAL THINGS, BEING ON A DESTROYER...THAT JUST BRINGS BACK MEMORIES OF WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH THAT TIME. ))
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The exhibit is docked at the museum for the next three years.
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It's been closed for decades.
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But the roar of this raceway is set to return.
The rebirth of Virginia International Racway,
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tonight on News 7 at 6.