[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Legislators consider keeping teenage drivers off the road after midnight.

That's our top story on NEWS 7
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[VO-NAT]


And it's also Martin Luther King day... we'll follow the parade of people celebrating the civil rights leader's birth.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 Sports the Roanoke Express gets some much needed help! Jacob Lewis gets a full ride with the Tribe. Gordon gets the treatment from Regis.
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[VO-NAT]

And we know where Vick is headed, but how Dave Meyer.

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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


A bonus day weather wise but winter "reality" returns tomorrow with a chilly northwest wind. Details along with our Monday WeatherSchool just ahead.

[Video-Open]


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



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[SOT 05:28]
[IN Q=I believe it's small step]

((I BELIEVE IT'S A SMALL STEP TO MAKING OUR HIGHWAYS SAFER IN VIRGINIA FOR ALL THE OTHER PEOPLE, NOT JUST THOSE UNDER 18.))
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=not just those under 18.]
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly considers new restrictions on teen drivers, and sparks a debate over parental rights.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Teen-Drivers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:13:11]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Six]


The House of Delegates has approved a bill that requires drivers under the age of eighteen to stay off the road between midnight and five A-M.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The intent of the legislation is to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries caused by young drivers.
But the bill brought objections from lawmakers who argued that parents, not the government, should decide when their children are allowed to drive.
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[SOT 04:49]
[IN Q=It's my responsibility]

((DEL. ROBERT ORROCK/(R) SPOTSYLVANIA: IT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY AND THEY'RE MY CHILDREN. AND IF I THINK THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH TO BE OUT A LITTLE BIT AFTER 12 O'CLOCK THAT'S MY BUSINESS AS THEIR PARENT. AND WHILE WELL-INTENTIONED I WOULD URGE THE BODY TO REJECT THIS MEASURE BEFORE US.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Robert Orrock/(R) Spotsylvania; ]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=this measure before us.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite objections, the House of Delegates approved the bill on a vote of 60 to 36.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Open-Containers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:06:23]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]


In the State Senate, the issue was Virginia's open container law... and whether lawmakers should make it illegal for anyone to carry an open alcoholic beverage inside a car.
Without the legislation, the state stands to lose as much as 15 (M) million dollars a year in federal road construction money.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=So the purpose behind this bill]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R- VIRGINIA BEACH: SO THE PURPOSE BEHIND THIS BILL IS AN INDIRECT WAY TO TRY AND GIVE THE POLICE OFFICERS THE TOOLS THAT THEY NEED TO SAY IF THEY STOP THIS CAR, THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO ALLOW A BAD SITUATION TO GET WORSE.)) ((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R- FINCASTLE: DON'T GO OUT AND SAY THIS IS GOING TO SAVE A BUNCH OF LIVES, BECAUSE IT'S NOT. YOU HAVE BEEN HAD, AND YOU'VE DECIDED THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT TO DO TO SAVE THOSE FUNDS. AND IF THAT'S IT, SO BE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Bo Trumbo/(R) Fincastle; :13]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=so be it.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=VA Capitol]


The open container bill passed the Senate on a vote of 31 to 9.

[XGR-King]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:10:29]
[GRAPHIC=Martin Luther King]


Members of the General Assembly also paused today to honor the memory of the Reverend Martin Luther King.
Delegate William Robinson, and Senator Henry Marsh encouraged their colleagues to follow King's example.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=There are issues]

((DEL. WILLIAM ROBINSON: THERE ARE ISSUES THAT FACE US IN THIS SESSION. THERE ARE ISSUES WHICH FACE US IN THIS NATION. LET US THEREFORE COMMIT OURSELVES TO DOING THOSE THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE RIGHT IN OUR HEARTS, NOT FOR POLITICAL EXPEDIENCY, BUT FOR THE COMMON GOOD.)) ((SEN. HENRY MARSH: IF WE REALLY BELIEVE IN WHAT HE TALKED ABOUT, THEN WE SHOULD EXAMINE ALL OF OUR ACTIONS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE FOLLOWING HIS DREAM.))
[SUPER=01-Del. William Robinson/(D) Norfolk; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :13]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=following his dream.]
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[King-March]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:16:28]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]

Public schools inVirginia were closed in honor of Dr. King today. But that didn't stop history lessons from being taught.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meredyth /Microwave;]

Meredyth Censullo attended a celebration in honor of the civil rights leader today, conducted largely by children... Meredyth?
[LIVE= Meredyth Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Meredyth1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

A march was held through downtown Roanoke - followed by a program at one local church .. Dozens of young people played an active role in the festivities - walking, singing and praying.. Organizers of the event say that's exactly what's needed to keep King's legacy alive.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=04-August 8, 1963]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[SUPER=01-Terrell Crowder/Age 10]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Ed Mitchell/Roanoke SCLC Vice-President]
[RUNS=:]
[OUT Q=for freedom together]

(( [NATS OF MARCH @ CBS feed 10:13:57] March 25, 1965 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched in a quest for equality.

[NAT SOT @ Tape #1: 1:35:06-1:35:12]

((WE SHALL LIVE....SOME DAY))
[RUNS= :06]


Today children born decades after his death marched in his memory .. and in thanks...

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT @ CBS feed 10:12:02]
[IN Q=One day...]

((ONE DAY RIGHT DOWN IN ALABAMA LITTLE BLACK BOYS AND BLACK GIRLS WILL BE ABLE TO JOIN HANDS WITH WHITE BOYS AND WHITE GIRLS AS SISTERS AND BROTHERS...(CHEERING)))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=(cheering)]



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[SOT OVER VIDEO @ Tape #1: 1:43:23 - 1:43:36]
[IN Q=He made us...]

((HE MADE US USE THE SAME WATER FOUNTAIN - THEY USED TO HAVE WHITE WATER FOUNTAINS, BLACK WATER FOUNTAINS...WE CAN USE THE SAME BENCH...SAME BUS CUZ BLACK PEOPLE COULDN'T SIT IN FRONT AND EVERYWHERE THEY WANT AND STUFF LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=like that.]


[nats-singing]
[RUNS= 03]


Childrens' voices filled St. Pauls United Methodist Church .. as members of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, founded by Doctor King, vowed to continue his work.

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[SOT @ 1:21:46 - 1:21:52]
[IN Q=We think...]

((WE THINK CHILDREN NEED TO BE INVOLVED BECAUSE WE'RE GOING OFF THE SCENE AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR CHILDREN KNOW DOCTOR KING.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=Dr. King.]


The N-double-A-C-P joined the celebration as well - the two organizations celebrating this day together for the first time. And giving thanks that they're all here to live the dream...
[NATS - CHURCH]
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[SOT @ Tape #2: 4:03:54 - 4:03:12]
[IN Q=Slowly all together...]

((SLOWLY ALL TOGETHER LET US READ...I HAVE A DREAM...TO STAND FOR FREEDOM TOGETHER...))
[RUNS= :18]
[OUT Q=together...]))
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[LIVE= Meredyth Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

Another celebration in King's honor will get underway here at St. John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke in less than an hour. And Keith, a movement is underway to permanently memorialize King by naming a location in Roanoke after him.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith & Meredyth/Microwave;]

The first public hearing of the Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Committee will he held next month.

[Walker]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC52:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The family of a missing Bedford man say it was a frustrating weekend for them as they waited to see whether police had solved his nine- month- old disappearance.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Saturday]


Investigators dredged this pond near Thaxton Saturday after getting a tip that the body of 53- year- old James Walker had been dumped there.
More than twelve hours worth of digging turned up nothing.
Walker disappeared from a grocery store parking lot last April and hasn't been heard from since.
His family says the hardest part is not knowing what happened.
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[SOT 10:11:36]
[IN Q=Well it was]

((MISSY WALKER/DAUGHTER: WELL IT WAS JUST THE WHOLE IDEA OF IF THEY'RE GOING TO FIND HIM OR IF THEY'RE NOT IS THE WHOLE POINT NOW IS WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO RIGHT NOW IS TRYING TO FIND HIM, SO THEN WE CAN BE AT EASE, SO WE CAN KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Missy Walker/Daughter; ]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=what not to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Walker's family has produced a new poster asking for help in solving his disappearance.
It lists an Internet web site, dedicated to finding missing adults.
Anyone with information about Walker's case is asked to call the Bedford City police department.
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[Missing-Teens]


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


Two teenagers who escaped from the Natural Bridge detention center are back in custody.
They turned themselves in this morning, after walking away last night.
The two boys, ages 15 and 16, are being held on a variety of charges, including breaking and entering, and larceny.

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


More bad news for Heilig Meyers.
We'll have the latest when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And its success wasn't set in stone, but a Botetourt County company is crushing the competition.
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[460-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC51:05]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An accident on Route 460 in Roanoke brought traffic to a standstill for more than a half hour today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Two cars collided at the intersection of 460 and Blue Hills Drive around two this afternoon.
A female passenger from one car was thrown from the vehicle.
She and the driver of that car were taken to the hospital.
Paramedics say the injuries were not serious.
Traffic was backed up for several miles until the accident was cleared.
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[Henry-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A woman from Axton lost control of her car in Henry County last night, and was killed.
State police say Pamela Shelton's car slid off a road in the Bassett area of the county and overturned several times.
She was not wearing a seat belt and was thrown from the vehicle.
The 37-year-old woman died at the scene.

[Heilig-Meyers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:04:20]
[GRAPHIC=Heilig-Meyers]


The Heilig-Meyers furniture chain is having a tough time returning to profitability.
Bankruptcy court documents show the Richmond-based company is posting significantly lower sales ... and increasing monthly losses.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-August 2000;]


The chain filed for bankruptcy protection in August, and the monthly loss has increased every month since.
The documents indicate Heilig-Meyers lost more than 35 million dollars in November .. on sales that were less than half that from the year before.
Heilig-Meyers closed 300 stores nationwide, including five in our region, trying to return to profitability.
Several stores in this area are among the 570 still open.
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[Boxley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:28:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Here's a local success story that's been a century in the making. The facts are concrete... and so is the product.

News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele fills us in on the Boxley Company.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ab Boxley inherited]
[SUPER=03-Blue Ridge;:00]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;:32]
[SUPER=02-Ab Boxley/The Boxley Company;45]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=JM News 7, Blue Ridge.]

(( Ab Boxley inherited the century old Boxley Company from his great grandfather William -- who incidentally was the mayor of Roanoke at the start of the 20th century.
Boxley company supplied crushed stone to Norfolk and Western.
Ab says great grandpa forgot to tell him managing a company is harder than it looks. ((AB BOXLEY:))
[RUNS=10]

((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: AB BOXLEY'S METHOD OF MANAGEMENT IS VERTICAL INTEGRATION -- USE WHAT THE COMPANY ALREADY MAKES TO MANUFACTURE NEW PRODUCTS. ONCE AB APPLIED THAT METHOD, HIS COMPANY WAS READY TO ROCK AND ROLL.)) [RUNS10]
Boxley now manufactures AND uses crushed stone to make ready mix concrete and concrete block. ((AB BOXLEY: NOBODY'S DOING IT LIKE WE'RE DOING IT, IN ROANOKE, WHERE YOU'VE GOT A ONE STOP LOCATION FOR ALL THOSE PRODUCTS.)) [RUNS07]
Today, Boxley shipped its first batch of ready mix concrete from it's new plant in Blue Ridge. ((AB BOXLEY: WE DECIDED TO PUT THE PLANT IN ROANOKE TO HAVE OUR OWN CUSTOMER BASE. TO INTEGRATE THE BUSINESS WITH THE BLOCK BUSINESS.)) [RUNS08]
Ab says market pressures put the company between a rock and hard place -- the company HAD to change with the times.
But what never changed is where Boxley concrete comes from.
The fertile mountains of the Blue Ridge have supplied stone to Boxley for more than a hundred years.
In another fifty, this whole will fill up with water, and Boxley will own the Roanoke Valley's premiere lake front property.
As for the next generation of Boxley's, to find success, they'll just dig deeper.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Blue Ridge.))

[Stocks]


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


The stock market was closed today for Martin Luther King day.

[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=KEith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]


Virginia Tech scientists are studying the El Salvador earthquake-- as well as one much closer to home.
We'll tell you what they've found so far next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And it seems like everyone has their own webpage these days-- now some of Southwest Virginia's newest residents are on the net.
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[Web Announce]
[Commercial]

[Tech-quake]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC1:44:34]
[GRAPHIC=Earthquake]


They're more two-thousand miles away, but scientists at Virginia Tech are studying this weekend's earthquake in El Salvador very closely.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Santa Tecla, El Salvador;]


In El Salvador today, hopes for more rescues faded.
The 7-point-six magnitude earthquake on Saturday killed at least 400 people and destroyed 5-thousand homes.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


It was recorded over the weekend by computers at the Virginia Tech Seismic Lab.
Data from the lab was sent on to the United States Geological Service in Colorado.
The Tech geologists also study seismic activity in Virginia.
Last night, they recorded a small earthquake in Galax.
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[SOT 2:09:38 - :55]
[IN Q=It's nowhere near...]

((MARTIN CHAPMAN/VT SEISMOLOGIST: IT'S NOWHERE NEAR THE SCALE OF THE ONE IN CENTRAL AMERICA. IT'S ABOUT A MAGNITUDE ONE INSTEAD OF A MAGNITUDE 7.6. SO, IT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE. WE GOT A CALL OR TWO. PEOPLE FELT IT LOCALLY. VERY LOCAL.))
[SUPER=01-Martin Chapman/Va. Tech Seismologist;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=very local.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Tech department has recorded seismic activity for the United States since the 60s, when it began by detecting nuclear activity.
They'll use data from the El Salvador earthquake for study in class.
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[Web-Nursery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:29:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Carilion is now using the Internet to link newborn babies with their relatives and friends who live out-of-state.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Carilion's new online nursery gives parents the opportunity to put their baby's first picture on the Internet.
The baby is given its own web page -- where friends and relatives can also send notes to the new baby and family.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT7:09:59]
[IN Q=The picture stays on 90 days]

((BETH DOWDY/DIR. OF WOMENS SERVICES:THE PICTURES STAY ON 90 DAYS. PARENTS HAVE THE ABILITY TO CUSTOMIZE THE BACKGROUND THEY CAN ALSO PUT A CAPTION UNDERNEATH THE BABIES PICTURE IF THEY SO CHOOSE))
[SUPER=01-Beth Dowdy/Director of Women's Services]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=so choose]
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[VO-NAT]


Justin Stephen Reed made his Internet debut when he was only a week old.
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[SOT7:20:14]
[IN Q=I was attracted to it because]

((STEPHANIE REED/JUSTIN'S MOM: I WAS ATTRACTED TO IT BECAUSE I HAVE FAMILY OUT OF TOWN AND IT GAVE THEM ACCESS TO BE ABLE TO PULL-UP THE BABIES PICTURE, IT'S A NEAT WAY TO GO ONLINE AND LOOK AT THE BABY ACTUALLY SEE THE PICTURE BEFORE THEY COME IN THE MAIL))
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Reed/Justin's Mom]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=in the mail]
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[VO-NAT]


Parents do have to give their permission to put the picture on the website.
Carilion's added a number of security features-- the picture is not released until the baby leaves the hospital and only the baby's first and middle name are used.
Families can also choose to have a password.
(XXXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO WEBWATCH FS]
You can find a link to the on-line nursery in the webwatch section of our site at W-D-B-J-7- dot- com.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, the Express, the Steam and a former Friday Football Extra player of the week are making news.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Jeff Gordon drops in tot co-host with Regis and gets the full treatment.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-79 1:12:52]
[GRAPHIC=Express]

The Express takes on South Carolina and Trenton this weekend. Both lead their divisions and are a combined 54-17 and 8.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00]


The Express roster got a huge boost today. Center Mike Omicioli (omi-chelli) worked out with the Express for the first time since being signed. He has tremendous skill and speed. Adam Dewan, nearly recovered from a bout with the flu, and Ben Schust, returned to Roanoke from the AHL, are also back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I just hope]
[SUPER=01-Mike Omicioli/Express Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :19]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=.....as well"]
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[VO-NAT]

Schust missed practice today with a slight groin pull. Roanoke lost 3 of the 4 games played without Dewan.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="nothing]
[SUPER=01-Adam Dewan/Missed 3 Games; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ben Schust/Express Right Wing; :17]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=.....on top of that"]
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[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-83 55:32]
[GRAPHIC=Steam]

Today, the Roanoke Steam announced that wide receiver Charles Briggs, lineman Joe Shin and lineman and former Virginia Tech star Kerwin Hairston have signed Arena Football contracts. Briggs and Hairston have been signed by the Buffalo Destroyers while Shin inked a deal with the New York Dragons. These players are still property of the Steam.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Sources also confirmed that the Steam has made contact with Virginia Tech's football program in order to talk with Hokies back up quarterback Dave Meyer. Meyer, who used up his last year of eligibility this past season, played at Ramsey high school and from 1993 to through 1995, his junior and senior seasons, played against Berganfield high school, which, at the time, was coached by Pete Shaw, the current vice president of football operations for the Steam.
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[S-Lewis]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-80 11001tc]
[GRAPHIC=william & mary]


One of Friday Football Extra's players of the week from last season has officially accepted a grant in aid from William and Mary. Cave Spring quarterback Jacob Lewis told coach Jimmy Laycock last night that he's coming to Williamsburg.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Friday Football Extra; :00]

Lewis, who came into his senior season not knowing if he would have a chance to play at the division one double A level had a marvelous senior season in which he set several school records and was also one of 13 players from Virginia to make the A--South high school team. Jacob considered Furman, Maine, U-Mass, East Tennessee State and VMI before picking the Tribe.
He had the top passing game in the state this year throwing for 408 yards and 6 TDs against Pulaski Co.
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[S-Dodge]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-86]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


The much anticipated Daytona test for the 10 Dodge teams is set to begin tomorrow. Last week the new Dodge teams tested at Las Vegas and the results for the Intrepid were better than anyone hoped. The Dodge teams ran more than 8000 miles without one engine failure. They are hoping to be close to the top speeds posted by Ford and GM tomorrow.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Ray Evernham/Evernham Motorsports Owner; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...BE HAPPY."]
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[S-Gordon]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 ]
[GRAPHIC=JEFF GORDON]


Jeff Gordon had one of the fastest test times for General Motors cars at Daytona last week, but this morning Gordon was in a whole new hot seat, riding shot gun
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/This Morning; :00]

to Regis Philbin and serving as the co-host on the Regis show. Gordon got to trade barbs with Tom Selleck and then Regis stuck it to him. A New York stylist having a bad hairday dropped by to relax Jeff a little with a milk and honey foot bath and a honey (------------) and rose petal facial.