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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


The recount is on- and the numbers narrow. A live report coming up.
The latest on a proposed biomedical center and what it will mean for businesses in the way.
Plus these graduates are flying high-
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[Talent=Jean]


and the Braves are no longer at Blacksburg Middle.
News 7 is next.

[Gore-Bush]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
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The Recount is on in Florida- and George W. Bush's lead is narrowing.
[Double Boxes=jean and Lee/Newspath]


Lee Cowan is in Austin Texas tonight with the latest- as the votes are tallied.
[Live=Lee Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=720-Lee/Cowan;]
[SUPER=705-Austin, TX;]
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[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=In Florida]
[SUPER=701-Lew Oliver/Election Official;]
[SUPER=701-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=701-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=president derives authority.]

(( In Florida -- it was a day of frustration and --allegations-- of fraud -- as elections officials began a task never before required for a US Presidential race.
(NAT/SOT WORKERS BYRON'S PIECE)

"George Bush 2, 241. Al Gore, 3, 549."
(NARR:)


Democrats think -- somewhere in the middle of 6-million votes, there might have been a mistake or an irregularity
that could ultimately change the who will occupy the White House.
NAT/SOT PROTEST FORM HARLEY
(NARR:)


Some voters say their ballots were confusing. Some say they were turned away from the polls, Computer glitches and missing ballot boxes all played into a puzzle more complex than anyone had bargained for.
(SOT/LEW OLIVER, ELECTION OFFICIAL AXELROD'S PIECE)

"Anybody with an imagination. . .thinks gee. .. it would be terrifically exciting to have one of these cliff-hanger elections where it went to the last ballot box. . .on the last day. . let me suggest to you and your listeners that they don't want to think that ever again."
(NARR:)


The man who is in the lead-- says he's confident it will remain that way.
(SOT/GEORGE W. BUSH, REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

"...we're gong to win."
(NARR:)


Al Gore remains defiant -- taking solace in the fact HE won the popular vote -- but recognizing that's not what wins the White House.
(SOT/AL GORE, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE)

"It is also crucial that the American people have full faith and confidence in the electoral process from which the president derives authority."))
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[Live=Cowan Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=705-Austin, TX;]
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[Exit-Polls]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC36:26]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2000]


The TV networks named a victor in Florida AND a new president overnight- And BOTH calls proved to be premature.


Those backflips have raised some questions about the validity of exit polls in calling political races.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Blacksburg;]


Virginia Tech Political Scientist Charles Walcott says that in the race to call elections first, botched calls are inevitable ... but fairly harmless.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:28 - 11:40]
[IN Q=It's an occupational hazard]

((CHARLES WALCOTT/VT POLITICAL SCIENCE PROFESSOR: IT'S AN OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD OF COVERING ELECTIONS. IF YOU WANT TO PROVIDE PEOPLE THE ENTERTAINMENT OF TELLING PEOPLE WHO WON BEFORE THEY'RE GOING TO BED, THEN YOU TAKE THOSE RISKS.))
[SUPER=701-Charles Walcott/VT Political Science Prof.;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=take those risks.]
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[VO-NAT]


Walcott says the errors may shame the media into reconsidering their reliance on future exit polls.
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[Electors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC1:40:38]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


With the nation's attention focused on the electoral college, many people are learning more about the people who REALLY vote for the president.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Lynchburg]


Edie Light is a Republican presidential elector from Lynchburg.
Because George W. Bush won her congressional district and the entire state, Light will cast her ballot for Bush when the electoral college meets next month.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 13:52:07]
[IN Q=If we went]

((EDIE LIGHT/REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTOR: IF WE WENT STRICTLY TO A POPULAR VOTE, THE LARGE CITIES WOULD BE THE ONES WHO ELECT THE PRESIDENT ALL THE TIME. AND YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE THE RURAL AREAS AND THE SPARSELY POPULATED AREAS, THEY WOULD NEVER EVEN SEE A CANDIDATE, THERE WOULD BE NO REASON FOR THEM TO GO THERE.))
[SUPER=701-Edie Light/Republican Pres. Elector]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=to go there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Light says it's possible if Bush wins Florida, some of his electors there could feel pressure to switch their vote to Al Gore based on the popular vote.
But experts say it's unlikely any presidential elector would cross over.
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[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC1:33:35]
[GRAPHIC=George Allen]


Virginia's new Senator- elect is defending the electoral college system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-Richmond;]


And that's NOT just because the presidential candidate it seems to be favoring is a fellow Republican.
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[SOT tape two 13:52:42]
[IN Q=If you had]

((GEORGE ALLEN/R-U.S. SENATOR-ELECT: IF YOU HAD A POPULAR VOTE, THAN I THINK THAT ALL THE ADVERTISING WOULD BE IN NEW YORK, CHICAGO, MAYBE HOUSTON, LOS ANGELES, AND THEY'D BE IGNORING SOME OF THE OTHER STATES. SO THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE APPROACH IS ONE THAT IS NOT PERFECT, BUT IT IS THE WAY THAT THE FOUNDERS ENVISIONED IT. WE ARE STATES. AND I THINK... PEOPLE IN SMALLER AREAS OR RURAL AREAS ARE NOT IGNORED.))
[SUPER=701-George Allen/(R) U. S. Senate Candidate; ]
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[OUT Q=are not ignored.]
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[VO-NAT]


George Allen met with reporters this afternoon at the State Capitol.
He pledged today he'll never vote for a tax increase.
He says -- after brainstorming with John Warner -- he'd like a seat on the Commerce Committee, and on the Defense Subcommittee of Appropriations.
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[Democrats]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC57:16]
[GRAPHIC=Chuck Robb]


Virginia Democrats may have lost their only statewide office, but party leaders say Chuck Robb's defeat does not represent a setback for their statewide hopes in 2001.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-McLean/Last Night]


Last night's loss was a bitter pill for Robb, his family, and the supporters who have backed him during more than two decades in public life.
But leading Democrats say this year's disappointment will not deter their effort to reclaim the governor's office next year.
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[SOT 01:27:23]
[IN Q=It leaves me fired up]

((MARK WARNER: IT LEAVES ME FIRED UP AND READY TO GO. MY CAMPAIGN STARTS TOMORROW AND WE'RE GOING TO LAY OUT A VISION FOR VIRGINIA. AND I'LL BE ANXIOUS TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION WITH YOU AND THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA OVER THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.))

[SUPER=701-Mark Warner/Candidate for Governor]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=over the next 12 months.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Mark Warner is expected to win the Democratic nomination for Governor next year... and party leaders are promising a strong statewide ticket.

[Police-Substation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC09:54]
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Police will now fight crime from an office in Northeast Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The department dedicated the office on Williamson Road today.
Three detectives, as well as Crime prevention, DARE and school resource officers, will move into the Northeast Office.
It will be fully staffed from eight to five Monday through Friday, as well as some evenings.
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[Biomedical-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC02:46]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A study into a proposed biomedical center in Roanoke is drawing to a close. Tonight business owners who could be affected by the plan had a chance to weigh in ..
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Meredyth /Newsroom;]

Meredyth Censullo talked with some of those property owners ..
[LIVE= Meredyth Full /Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1]

The "Riverside Center for Research and Technology" could bring high-tech jobs to the Roanoke Valley. But it could also mean existing businesses would have to pack up and move.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The project...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Baker/Redevelopment & Housing Auth.; :15]
[SUPER=01-Gene Minter/Property Owner; :35]
[SUPER=01-Brad Allen/Property Owner; :52]
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[OUT Q=within a year.]

((The project site covers approximately 76 acres along Jefferson Street and Reserve Avenue .. and is expected to draw high-tech healthcare-related industries to the Valley - including the Carilion Biomedical Institute.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Right now .. ]

((JOHN BAKER/RRHA: RIGHT NOW WE'RE JUST CONDUCTING A STUDY AND AT THE END OF THE STUDY WE'LL HAVE A REDEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT WILL INCLUDE LAND USES AND CONDITIONS THAT DEVELOPERS WILL NEED TO MEET DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=in the area.]


Roughly 3 dozen property owners could be affected .. Existing businesses that don't meet the site's redevelopment plan would be relocated.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ 27:33 - 27:44]
[IN Q=The thing...]

((GENE MINTER/TATE ENGINEERING SYSTEMS: THE THING THAT UPSETS ME IS WE'LL HAVE TO MOVE, BUT I THINK OVERALL THE PROJECT IS A GREAT PROJECT FOR THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IT WILL BE IMMENSLY SUCCESSFUL.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=intensly successful]


According to the law of eminent domain, property owners would be paid the fair market value for their land ..

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think if .. ]

((BRAD ALLEN/PROPERTY OWNER: I THINK THAT IF WE CAN KINDA TIE NOT ONLY THE LAW AND HOW IT WORKS NOW, BUT ALSO GET CREATIVE AND FLEXIBLE AND SEE HOW WE CAN HELP EACH OTHER WORK THROUGH THE OVERALL GOALS OF THE CITY AND SEE IF WE CAN DO THAT TOGETHER.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=do that together.]


The project has a 15-year development timeline .. But if it gets the go-ahead, the initial site could be cleared within a year.))
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[LIVE= Meredyth Full /Newsroom]

The study is expected to be completed by the end of the year ..
[DOUBLE BOXES= Jean & Meredyth /Newsroom;]

Public hearings about the plan could begin in January.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Convicted murderer Earl Bramblett's execution is set for next week.
We'll have the latest on an appeal when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And management at the Greenbrier Resort says they'll keep trying to hit it big with casino gambling.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=HEY FOLKS...]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=THE BIG 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with the latest on VMI's status in the Southern Conference. Plus, a Knights gets his props in USA Today. It's national signing day a time to dress up and shed a tear or two. Plus, Bill and Hillary go toe to toe in the boxing ring in a new sports video game only on the Big 7.))

[Greenbrier]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC1:30:00]
[GRAPHIC=Greenbrier Gambling]

The president of the Greenbrier resort will not let the idea of a casino die -- against voters' wishes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=703-West Sulphur Spr.;]

Ted (Klise-ner) Kleisner wants to build a casino in a former government bunker at the resort. He says 58-percent of voters opposed the idea yesterday, partly because they're misinformed.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:45:36]
[IN Q=The ridiculous]

((TED KLEISNER/GREENBRIER PRES.: THE RIDICULOUS IDEA THAT HAVING TEN PERCENT MORE OCCUPANTS IN THE GREENBRIER AND A NEW AMENITY WILL INCREASE TRAFFIC CONGESTION. EVEN MORE RIDICULOUS, THAT INDIAN TRIBES WILL COME TO WEST VIRGINIA TO SET UP CASINOS.))
[SUPER=701-Ted Kleisner/Greenbrier President;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=set up casinos]
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[VO-NAT]


The casino at the Greenbrier would have created 75 new jobs and converted 300 more to full time.
Still some were happy to see the proposal fail.
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[SOT 17:18:33]
[IN Q=It's not]

((SCOTT BUELL/LOCAL PASTOR: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE GREENBRIER. IT'S NEVER BEEN ABOUT THE GREENBRIER. THE GREENBRIER IS A GOOD PLACE TO WORK. IT'S ABOUT THE EXPANSION OF GAMBLING AND THAT DOESN'T FIT WITH WHAT WE WANT TO DO HERE IN GREENBRIER COUNTY.))
[SUPER=701-Scott Buell/Pastor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=GREENBRIER COUNTY]
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[VO-NAT]

Still -- the Greenbrier president has already started a casino campaign for the 2004 election.
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[Bramblett]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Bramblett]


Earl Bramblett's execution is set for next week. But his lawyers have filed a legal petition in federal court that will likely block his execution.
A Roanoke County jury sentenced Bramblett to die three years ago for the arson and murder of the Hodges family in Vinton in 1994.
The Habeas Corpus petition filed today starts the FEDERAL review of the case.

[Sands]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:22:22]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Pittsylvania County woman convicted of the 1998 murder of her husband will get a new trial.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./August 1998;]


A jury convicted Victoria Shelton Sands of first-degree murder and weapon charges.
But today, the Virginia Court of Appeals reversed the conviction--
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

ruling that the jury should have been instructed on her right of self-defense.
Testimony indicated Thomas Sands became violently abusive two years after the couple was married.

[Spiers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=500-3 TC2:03:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The man who spent 33 years of his life serving as Radford City's Attorney has passed away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/1998;]


John "Bunny" Spiers (Spy-ers) was 74 years old.
He wrecked while riding his motorcycle in Carroll County nearly two weeks ago.
Spiers passed away yesterday in a North Carolina hospital.
His funeral will be held Saturday at Grace Episcopal Church in Radford.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A local school says goodbye to its controversial mascot.
That's still ahead on News 7 at Eleven.
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[VO-NAT]


And Potomac Air is setting up shop in Roanoke.
We'll meet its first class of flight attendants when we return.
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[Hazmat-class]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC05:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


What happens when hazardous waste is mishandled? Today a dozen federal environmental officials got together in Roanoke today to find out. The seminar was sponsored by the city of Roanoke.
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[V/O-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's the penance city officials agreed to pay to resolve criminal charges stemming from the burial of barrels full of road paint and asphalt at the Public Works Service Center.
Former City Manager Bob Herbert advised local government officials from other localities how to avoid the mistakes Roanoke workers made in the 1970's and 80's.
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[SOT 15:47:30]
[IN Q=It's worth]

((BOB HERBERT/FORMER ROANOKE CITY MGR; IT'S WORTH THE TIME AND MONEY AND THE LEADERSHIP FROM THE TOP OF THE ORGANIZATION TO PUT SUCH A POLICY IN PLACE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Herbert/Former Roanoke City Mgr.]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=in place.]
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[V/O-NAT]
Two dozen government officials learned about the financial and legal consequences of mishandling hazardous waste.
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[Blacksburg-Mascot]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:03:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Blacksburg Middle School has retired the Braves as its mascot.
The school's faculty made the decision this week.
Critics called the Native American mascot an offensive stereotype.
The Blacksburg High School Indians are now the area's only Native American mascot.

[Potomac-Graduation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC23:36]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A month after touching down in the Roanoke Valley, Potomac Airlines has graduated its first class of new flight attendants.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke ]

The airline is a subsidiary of US Airways. 13 women make up the inaugural class of flight attendants. Most of them are from the Roanoke area. They had to undergo an intensive three- and- a- half week training process to "earn their wings."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Very supportive...]

((SUSAN LEWIS/POTOMAC FLIGHT ATTENDANT: VERY SUPPORTIVE, WONDERFUL CLASS. I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT MYSELF, I LEARNED A LOT ABOUT SAFETY, ABOUT GETTING PEOPLE FROM POINT A TO POINT B WITH A SMILE AND GREAT SERVICE.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Lewis/New Flight Attendant]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=great service.]
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[VO-NAT]

A total of 34 people have been hired by Potomac Air so far. The company's new employees will experience their first test run on November 27th .. less than a week before Potomac Air hopes to have full certification from the federal government.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Coming up tonight on the Big 7, high school girls tourney hilites, plus Roundhouse wrapup with Steve Mason, plenty of college signings, the latest on VMI football and props for Cave Spring's quarterback.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-Midway Games; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point we are doing our best to keep the political spirit alive. The Midway Video game company has come out with "Ready To Rumble 2" - a boxing game that features a showdown between President Clinton and his newly elected senatorial wife, Hillary. Yes political satire goes interactive and Mrs. Clinton puts her soon to be lame duck husband on the canvas.
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[GO TO SCORES] [WIPE TO SPORTS CHYRON] [wipe to boards]
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-84 1027tc]
[GRAPHIC=VMI FOOTBALL]

The VMI football team is still in the Southern Conference this morning, and in fact the other members in the league don't want the Keydets to leave.
[GRAPHIC=SOUTHERN CONFERENCE]

At yesterday's meetings in Greenville, South Carolina the other member institutions in the league expressed sympathy and compassion for the plight of the VMI program, but would not go as far as saying VMI would be better out of the league.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]

The Keydets did NOT submit a request asking to be removed from the league as a football member as they were expected to do. Instead the league promised to work with VMI and try to give the program some relief in other ways. More talks will take place in January.
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[S-Cave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 935TC]
[GRAPHIC=CAVE SPRING]


Cave Spring's off the field problems have been the talk of the state for the past few days, but now the football program
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[VO-NAT]

is getting a little national publicity in USA Today. Cave Spring quarterback Jacob Lewis who riddled Pulaski County last Friday night makes the USA Today prep honor roll this week.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Friday; :00]

Lewis had a school record 408 yards passing. He threw for 6 touchdowns and ran for another in the Knights' 49-to-14 win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm just....]

((JACOB LEWIS:))
[SUPER=01-Jacob Lewis/7 Touchdowns vs. Pulaski Co.; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...THAT GAME."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Yesterday, Lewis and the rest of his teammates cleaned out their lockers and turned in their equipment for the season.

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[S-Hargrave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-83 952tc]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS]


There certainly wasn't a shortage of college basketball prospects at Hargrave Military yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]

The military prep school in Chatham had 9 of its basketball players sign scholarship papers with Division one schools during this early signing period. Cornelius Pigford signed to play for Ricky Stokes and the Hokies next season, while UVa landed two of these blue chip players - Keith Jenifer and Jason Clark. Clark is excited about making a big splash once he arrives in Charlottesville.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THEY WANT ME...]
[SUPER=01-Jason Clark/Signs With UVa; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cornelius Pigford/Signs With VT; :09]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Keatts/Hargrave Head Coach; :18]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=....play next year."]
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[S-Bailey]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-85 1235TC ]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[WIPE TO ENG#!!!!!!!!!]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co; :00]

Yesterday afternoon one of the best softball prospects to ever come out of the Roanoke Valley put her name on the dotted line to pitch in college. Northside's Brandy Bailey signed a full scholarship with Mississippi State. She became a phenom during her sophomore season when she tossed nine no-hitters. She also has been named the state's Gatorade player of the year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When I went...]

((BRANDY BAILEY:))
[SUPER=01-Brandy Bailey/Signs with Mississippi State; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lynn Richmond/Northside Softball Coach; :10]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=...FOR HER TODAY."]
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[S-Baseball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=HALL OF FAME]


In a couple of baseball items, this Salem-Roanoke baseball hall of fame announced today that former Yankee great Sparky Lyle will be the guest speaker for the February 11th banquet at the Salem Civic Center. Lyle won the 1977 Cy Young award and wrote "The Bronx Zoo."
[GRAPHIC=HILLCATS]

And the Lynchburg Hillcats have named Curtis Wilkerson their manager for next season. Wilkerson who is from Richmond spent 11 year in the big leagues as a player.

[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-75 1:42:38]
[graphic=hometown hoops weekly]

Steve Mason is in the house with Hometown Hoops Weekly and the final part of his series on lady hoopsters in "Kneed" of some answers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :19]
[SUPER=01-Dr. T.K. Miller/Roanoke Orthopedic Surgeon; :30]
[SUPER=01-Bryan Harvey/Glenvar Head Coach; 1:09]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; 1:20]
[SUPER=01-Julie Goodman/William Byrd Guard; 1:30]
[SUPER=03-Bassett; 1:36]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Black/Bassett Head Coach; 1:48]
[RUNS=2:15]
[OUT Q=....1-800-777-WDBJ"]
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((STEVE MASON:IN SEGMENT TWO, WE WILL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE POST SURGERY AFFECTS OF THE INJURY ON THE ATHLETE AND WE WILL ALSO SCRATCH THE SURFACE OF ANKLE INJURIES. BUT LETS START FIRST WITH WHAT EVERY SERIOUS FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYER WANTS TO KNOW. HOW TO PREVENT KNEE INJURIES. In over 15 years of orthopedic surgery, Dr. T.K. Miller has seen roughly 11 hundred ACL knee injuries. So what does he think female basketball players can do to slow down this increasing trend? ((:))
Glenvar girls head coach Bryan Harvey has his girls lift weights once a week and leg strengthening is a key component to the work outs. ((:))
Rehabbing after ACL surgery takes around six months and while a thousand dollar knee brace does a good job of supporting a knee some athletes are not the same player they once were. ((:)) ((:)) Bassett girls head coach Lisa Black tries to prevent the ankle sprains or ankle ligament tears some of her athletes have suffered from by giving them the option of wearing ankle braces at all times on the court. ((:)) IN THE LAST THREE TO FOUR YEARS, DR. MILLER SAYS 80 PERCENT OF THE NEW ACL KNEE INJURIES HE SEES BELONG TO HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE FEMALE ATHLETES. WE ARE DEEP INTO DISTRICT TOURNAMENT TIME, PLEASE CALL IN YOUR SCORES, 1- 800-777-WDBJ.))

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[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Three Rivers Semi-Finals; :00]

Scores from the Three Rivers semi-finals are rolling in tonight - Glenvar beat Radford by 9 in the opener and then Floyd Co. took on Auburn. The Buffaloes Adria Mannon steals the ball and slices her way down the court to go coast to coast for the layin and give Floyd the lead. Floyd gets another one with number 22 Katherine Kinsley taking the kick out pass and draining the three pointer from behind the line.
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Auburn would keep it close though. Brittany Kirtney makes the steal, and then gets the hoop with the stop and pop. Floyd win it ___ it ____. (------------)