[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Jean]

Tonight on News 7, details of Governor Gilmore's plan to close two mental hospitals in our area.
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[VO-NAT]


And new information about a twin-engine plane that crashed this morning near Bluefield.
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[Sports-head]


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


In sports, Virginia football coach Al Groh talks about recruiting, some express notes,
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[VO-NAT]


and Rick Pitino calls it quits in Boston, we will meet the new hire in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


After a nice temperature break Sunday, Monday brings snow for some. By Wednesday we are back up to 50. Will explain in tonight's weather segment.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]


Two area mental hospitals are on the chopping block...
Southern Virginia Mental Institute and Catawba Hospital could be shut down.
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.

[Danville-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:09:15]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six]


Its been rumored for months, but tonight it is official.
The Governor wants to close Southern Virginia Mental Institute in Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Governor Gilmore today released his plans for restructuring the state's mental health care system.
The plan calls for more community based care rather than state run programs.
That would involve closing the Southern Virginia Mental Institute.
Last week, hundreds spoke out against the possible closing at a public forum at the facility.
The General Assembly has final say on whether to adopt the Governor's plan.
If approved, the Mental Institute would remain open until services are available in the community.
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[**WIPE**WIPE**]

[Catawba-Hospital]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC44:10]
[GRAPHIC=**WIPE**]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


If it closes, many of the patients would go- at first- to Catawba Hospital in Roanoke County. But the state proposal also calls for Catawba to close a few years later, by 2006.
Catawba patients would be transferred to community-based programs .. or to state hospitals in Staunton and Marion.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Officials at Southern Virginia Mental Institute and Catawba Hospital declined to comment on the proposed closings ... referring us to the State Director of Mental Health Office in Richmond.

[Health-Care]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC40:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They're calling it the most comprehensive plan to deregulate health care in the nation.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


A legislative package unveiled today at the State Capitol would do away with the "certificate of public need process" that limits private clinics from competing with hospitals.
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[SOT 14:24:59 ]
[IN Q=If I had]

((SEN. BILL BOLLING/(R) HANOVER CO.: IF I HAD TOLD ANY OF YOU SIX MONTHS AGO THAT I WOULD BE STANDING HERE... SUGAR PLUM FAIRY.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bill Bolling/(R) Hanover Co.;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=sugar plum fairy.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;]


The compromise faces an uphill budget battle.
It has a final price tag of 135-million dollars a year.
That money would help compensate hospitals who must care for the poor, and educate doctors... while they lose profitable business to smaller clinics.
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[Clinic]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC50:27]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Clinic]


Last year was a tumultuous one for Lewis Gale Clinic.
It lost more than 40 doctors -- and severed ties with its former parent company Phycor.
But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us -- the Clinic is getting back on its feet.
And today it re-opened one of its satellite clinics.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Re-opening]
[SUPER=03-Salem;00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Joseph Baum/Medical Director;12]
[SUPER=01-Patricia Snowadzky/Patient;58]
[SUPER=@Joy2;]
[RUNS=1:12]
[OUT Q=n7 Salem]

(( Re-opening Lee-Hi Medical Center is just one the steps Lewis-Gale Clinic has taken on its road to recovery -- after losing dozens of its doctors.
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[SOT44:08]
[IN Q=It was a significant blow]

((DR. JOSEPH BAUM/MEDICAL DIRECTOR: IT WAS A SIGNIFICANT BLOW TO THE CLINIC BUT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ADD 24 NEW DOCTORS, WE SIGNED THREE NEW ONES LAST WEEK)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=last week]


And the clinic plans to add 15 more doctors this year -- the goal is to surpass the number of doctors the clinic had before last year's trouble.
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[SOT49:07]
[IN Q=We currently have six satellites]

((DR. JOSEPH BAUM/MEDICAL DIRECTOR: WE CURRENTLY HAVE SIX SATELLITES, OUR IMMEDIATE PLAN IS TO ENLARGE AND ENHANCE THE SERVICES IN THOSE SATELLITE'S)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=those satellites]


The clinic has started a new record system -- and new billing system.
Lee-Hi will be used as a test site -- to determine the best way to make same day care available to patients.
It's is an urgent care center and has five doctors and one nurse practitioner.
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[NAT SOT1:16:44]
[IN Q=just relax]
((NAT SOT: JUST RELAX BREATH REGULAR))

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[OUT Q=regular]


Patients are just happy to see Lee-Hi open again.
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[SOT1:19:18]
[IN Q=I'm very pleased that they're open]

((PATRICIA SNOWADZKY/PATIENT: I'M VERY PLEASED THAT THEY'RE OPEN I THINK IT WILL DO THE COMMUNITY A LOT GOOD HAVING THEM OPEN AGAIN)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=open again]


And clinic says it's here to stay -- and will continue to grow to meet the demands of its patients.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Salem.))

[Giles-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC53:25]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Before they can find a killer, they need to find a CALLER.
That's the word from Campbell County authorities trying to solve the murder of a convenience store owner last fall.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Steve/Lynchburg Burea;]


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom tonight.. Steve who is this person police want to talk to?
[LIVE=Steve Full/Lynchburg Bureau]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Jean, he's a man who called the local Crimestoppers line about a week after Melvin Giles was shot to death.
Crimestopper tips are made anonymously so authorities have no way of getting back in touch with this caller.. but they desperately need to talk to him again.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The call came]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co./October 26; :06]
[SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff; :20]
[RUNS=1:01]
[OUT Q=strongly about it.]

(( The call came in to the Bedford County Sheriff's Office around noon on November 2nd.. one week after 75- year- old Melvin Giles was shot to death during a robbery in his store.
The caller gave what police say is their most promising lead.. the license plate of a car seen leaving the store's parking lot around the time of the murder.
[SOT 16:00:01]

((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: BUT THERE'S SOME LOOSE ENDS BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT HE GAVE US. THERE ARE SOME THINGS ABOUT WHAT HE SAID THAT HAVE CHECKED OUT, BUT NOT NEARLY ENOUGH TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THIS PERSON WAS INVOLVED IN THIS CRIME OR NOT.))
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[OUT Q=crime or not.]


In other words, Maxey says, they may have a strong suspect in the case, but they can't be sure until they talk more with their tipster.
After more than two months of waiting, they're ready to pull out all the stops.
[SOT 15:58:07]

((MAXEY: SO WE HAVE A TAPE OF THE ENTIRE CONVERSATION AND THE VOICE IS QUITE DISTINCTIVE OF THE PERSON WHO CALLED IN. WE'VE GIVEN SOME CONSIDERATION OF TAKING THE TAPE TO THE MEDIA TO SEE IF ANYONE COULD HELP US IDENTIFY THE CALLER, WE FEEL THAT STRONGLY ABOUT IT.))
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[OUT Q=strongly about it.]))
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[LIVE=Steve Full/Lynchburg Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Maxey says he'll wait about a week for the caller to call back before deciding whether to release that tape.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and Steve/Lynchburg Bureau;]


Anyone with information should call the Campbell County sheriff's office... you could be eligible for about 6- thousand dollars in reward money. Jean?


[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=bre]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC1:36:22]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


A plane crash near Bluefield, West Virginia early this morning leaves one man dead and authorities searching for answers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mercer Co., WV]


Pilot Gary Wayne Wickline of Meadow Bridge, West Virginia died when the Cessna 3-10 went down just two thousand yards west of the Mercer County Airport.
Nearby residents called authorities this morning when they heard an explosion and also a loud boom that shook the ground.
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[00:08:02.10 SOT]
[IN Q=WELL I WAS IN ]

((WELL I WAS IN THE HOUSE AND I HEARD LIKE A FIRECRACKER GOING OFF ABOUT SEVEN O'CLOCK))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=SEVEN O'CLOCK]
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[VO-NAT]


Two inches of snow had fallen when the plane crashed.
Trecherous road conditions made it difficult for rescue workers to reach the site.
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[00:04:29.03 SOT]
[IN Q=IT WAS STILL SNOWING]

((ROBERT YOUTHER/BLUEFIELD RESCUE SQUAD; IT WAS STILL SNOWING VERY HEAVILY AND THERE WAS JUST A COMPLETE WHITE OUT. YOU COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING. BUT DUE TO THE FLAME AND THE SMOKE YOU COULD STILL SEE THE WRECKAGE AND WE WENT UP THERE TO IT AND THE DEBRIS WAS STILL SCATTEREED AND ALSO IT WAS STILL ON FIRE))
[SUPER=01-Robert Youther/Bluefield Rescue Squad]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=STILL ON FIRE]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities haven't yet determined the cause of the crash.
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration will visit the crash site tomorrow.
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[Winter-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC1:51:46]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


Western Virginia got some snow this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


About one to two inches fell in parts of Montgomery, Pulaski, Carroll and Floyd Counties.
It made interstate and primary roads slippery in places, and covered some secondary roads.
It was enough to close some schools. But there were no major accidents.
A couple of inches of snow also fell in the Alleghany Highlands as well.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=NONE]


He spent years photographing steam trains all over Western Virignia.
Now O. Winston Link's works may go on display inside an old Roanoke train station.
Details are next on News 7 at Six.
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[ANCHOR=JoeD]
[LIVE=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Regional Cooperation has become a rallying cry for local politicians... I'm Joe Dashiell, In a moment we'll check in on the latest effort to bring local governments together.
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[Comm#1]



[Train-Station]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC00:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Center In The Square's plans for the old Norfolk & Western passenger station may be more elaborate than most people realized when the agency bought the building last fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


News 7 has learned that Center In The Square hopes to eventually use part of the station for a museum devoted to the work of photographer O. Winston Link.
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Link has become world-famous for the pictures he shot of Norfolk & Western steam trains in the 1950s.
His photographs hang in celebrity collections and in museums around the world -- but there is no museum specifically devoted to his work. Center in the Square thinks the passenger station is a prime location.
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[SOT @ 8:09:56 - 8:09:15]
[IN Q=]

((HE NOT ONLY TRIED TO CAPTURE THE STEAM ENGINE AS IT WAS BEING PHASED OUT BY NORFOLK AND WESTERN RR, BUT HE ALSO TRIED TO CAPTURE A QUALITY OF LIFE AT THAT TIME - A KIND WE MAY NEVER SEE AGAIN. THAT'S WHY ITS SO IMPORTANT TO LINK HIS WORK WITH THE HISTORY MUSEUM...BECAUSE ITS ALL ABOUT HISTORY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square President]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=all about history.]
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[VO-NAT]


One possible roadblock to the museum: Link has requested that steam locomotive 12-18 be a part of the exhibit.
The locomotive is currently stored in the Norfolk Southern shops. However, it would require extensive repair work, plus a large amount of space, to be put on display.
The Center is still negotiating with Link about the engine's role in the museum.
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[City-County]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:05:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The prospect of more regional cooperation in western Virginia- The idea brought together elected and appointed officials.
Organizers say they hope the latest effort will produce results, not just a new round of discussion.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and JoeD/Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is downtown tonight with more on the first Greater Roanoke Valley Leaders Summit.
[LIVE=Joe D FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Jean, the Roanoke Valley has had success with regional cooperation... the airport, and the Smith Gap landfill are two good examples... but local leaders admit there are many more opportunities for local governments to join forces.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I think one of the major things]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :19]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Angell/Franklin Co. Supervisors Chrmn.; :42]
[SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Roanoke Co. Supervisor; :58]
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[OUT Q=and I think we can]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF SPEAKERS]
[IN Q=I think]

((I THINK ONE OF THE MAJOR THINGS ON MY LIST WOULD BE REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.)) ((I AGREE WITH THOSE WHO TALKED ABOUT THE INTERNET. I THINK WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE INDUSTRY OF THE FUTURE.)) ((I'D LIKE TO SEE UP PROMOTE TOURISM AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=as much as possible.]


There was no shortage of suggestions, as more than forty elected and appointed officials sat down together at the Jefferson Center. Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith said the meeting would be a success, if the group did nothing more than decide to meet again.
They did more than that, beginning the process of setting some priorities for future discussions. And though many of these officials say they've heard it all before... they left with optimism.
[SOT]
[IN Q=the same words keep cropping up]

((WAYNE ANGELL/FRANKLIN CO. SUPERVISORS CHRMN: THE SAME WORDS KEEP CROPPING UP, OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. YOU CAN ALMOST WRITE THE SCRIPT IF YOU'VE ATTENDED A LOT OF THESE MEETINGS. AND IT'S TIME REALLY TO TAKE A FRESH APPROACH AND ENERGIZE SOME OF THESE PROCESSES.)) ((HARRY NICKENS/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISOR: THE PROOF OF PUDDING IS ... ARE WE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT SOME OF THESE ISSUES, BRING 'EM TO CLOSURE AND I THINK WE CAN.))
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[OUT Q=and I think we can.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Ralph Smith asked members of the group to consider the list of priorities... and narrow down their top choices
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean and JoeD/Microwave;]


Jean, they hope this becomes a regular forum for regional issues, and they expect to take up where they left off when Roanoke County hosts the next meeting... probably sometime in the Spring.

[Census]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VA Census]


Virginia's plan to use an exact population count to re-draw political districts must still get federal approval-- that's the ruling from the U-S Supreme Court.
State officials wanted to skip federal review of the plan.
Last year the General Assembly passed a law prohibiting the use of "sampling.''
Sampling makes adjustments for populations that historically have been undercounted, such as African-Americans.
Backers of sampling-- especially Democrats -- contend it would produce more accurate population data.
The Clinton administration Justice Department would likely oppose an exact-count plan.

[State-Computers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


The court also today turned away a challenge to a Virginia law that bars state employees from looking a t sexually explicit material on their computers at work.
The American Civil Liberties Union and six college professors appealed a circuit court decision to the Supreme Court, which rejected the case without comment.

[Unemployment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:06:23]
[GRAPHIC=VA Unemployment]


The last time the unemployment rate in Virginia was this low, Harry Truman was president.
You could still buy a DeSoto.
And Elvis was in high school.
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[VO-NAT]


The jobless rate for November was 2 percent, the lowest figure since 1952.
In the Roanoke area it was 1 and a half percent.
In Lynchburg, it was just over 2 percent.
And in Danville, it was a bit over 3 percent.
Grayson County tied with Dickenson County for the highest unemployment rate: 9-point-7 percent.
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[Stocks]


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


An unsteady start to the week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/40.66/10621.35/y/11.73/2395.92;]


The DOW lost 41 points.
NASDAQ fell 12.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-i/1.88/61.06/h/4.75/66.94/i/0.31/54.25/i/1.19/62.75//Unchg/53.94;]
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[Clement]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:17:11]
[GRAPHIC=Whitt Clement]


Danville Delegate Whitt Clement is running for attorney general.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Clement's served 13 years in the House of Delegates.
Today he kicked off his campaign for attorney general at the State Capitol, flanked by his family and two vanloads of supporters from Danville.
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[SOT 11;56:26]
[IN Q=There is a ]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: THERE IS A RELATIVELY SMALL CONTINGENT OF WHAT I CALL BULLIES, WHO CAN CAUSE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF HARM, IN OUR SCHOOLS, ON OUR STREETS, IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, AND TO OUR ECONOMY. THESE BULLIES CAN'T BE STOPPED BY SIMPLY WRITING LEGISLATION. BUT THEY CAN BE RESTRAINED BY FULLY ENFORCING THE LAW AGAINST THEM.))
[SUPER=@Clement;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=against them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clement says he's NOT worried that he lost party support by backing Virgil Goode for Congress last fall.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Campaign 2001]


Clement will face Roanoke state senator John Edwards and Richmond delegate Don McEachin (mc-EE-chin) for the Democratic nomination.

[S-Pitino]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-83]
[GRAPHIC=Boston Celtics]


Rick Pitino resigned as coach and president of the Boston Celtics today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


In his fourth season with the Celtics Pitino led the team to a 102 and 146 record, 12 and 22 this season. He reportedly gives up the remaining six and a half years on his contract and 27 million dollars. Assistant coach Jim O'Brien has been hired as an interim head coach and will make his debut tonight in Boston against Portland.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="rick]

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[SUPER=01-Jim O'Brien/Celtics Interim Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=.....paying attention"(DOUBLE OUT)]
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[S-Rod]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-84 tc 50:51]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA;]


More woes for the Washington Wizards.
Star guard Rod Strickland has been arrested for driving under the influence.
He was stopped yesterday after allegedly driving erractically and refused to take a breathzlyzer test.
He hasn't played in about two weeks because of a shoulder injury and problems with the Wizards' management.
Strickland has asked to be traded, but the recent trouble has hurt his market value.
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[S-Men]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-80 tc 1:03:46]
[GRAPHIC=vt hoops]


The Virginia Tech men's basketball team is looking for that first win in the Big East Conference.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Blacksburg/Saturday;]


The Hokies nearly upset Villanova Saturday, taking the Wildcats into overtime before falling 85 to 83.
Tech is now six and seven on the season with an oh-and two mark in the Big East.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 30, 2000;]


The Hokies are a young team and three of the players making an impact on this squad have only been eligible to play in six games.
Carlton Carter transfered from the University of Colorado.
He has started four of those six games pulling down more than six rebounds and scoring nearly 10 points a contest.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=I feel]
[SUPER=01-Carlton Carter/Virginia Tech Junior;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=on the team]
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[VO-NAT]


Danny Gathings comes off the bench to add seven points a game.
Junior college transfer, Joe Hamilton, has started three of the six games he's been eligible to play.
Hamilton has been averaging nearly 11 points and more than five rebounds a game .
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[SOT]
[IN Q=he's]

(())
[SUPER=01-Ricky Stokes/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Joe Hamilton/Virginia Tech Guard; :07]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=that I am]
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[anchor=Steve]
[ss=hold]


Virginia Tech hosts Miami tomorrow. Tip off is seven o'clock.


[S-Groh]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-85]
[GRAPHIC=Al Groh]


This weekend marks the first time new UVa football coach Al Groh can actually hit the road and recruit. He hopes to have his staff intact by the end of this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Groh takes over a Virginia football program that has lost the recuiting battle, in may respects, to Virginia Tech over the last few years. Groh understands how huge the art of recruiting has become.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="one]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=.....important"]
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[VO-NAT]

Some of the former UVa players who have played for both Groh and George Welsh say the two are similar in some respects. New England Patriot Chris Slade played for both as did former Jet and Wahoo Mike Frederick.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="he's]

(())
[SUPER=01-Chris Slade/New England Patriot; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....get what he's saying"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-90]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Express has played 41 games this season, more than any other club in the ECHL.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Roanoke is 20-18 and 1 and in a tie for third place in the Northeast. However the team is still trying to shake the streakiness that has followed it most of the season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="if]
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :21]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=.....defensively"]

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