[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Governor Gilmore says: have no fear the car-tax cut continues.

We'll get the story LIVE from Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll hear the testimonial of a woman who says the spirit moved her to get out of the way seconds before a Caddy crashed through the wall of a Lynchburg restaurant this morning.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports, the Dodge test is over at Daytona and the drivers aren't very happy with the results. VMI loses one of its key basketball players.
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[VO-NAT]

And Tiki Barber is running to the Super Bowl on the pages of People Magazine. Details are coming up.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Rain moving in during the coldest part of the day? Some winter weather advisories to talk about tonight.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]



(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 12:33:03]
[IN Q=People should]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: PEOPLE SHOULD JUST RELAX AND NOT GET THE IDEA THAT THERE'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT SITUATION HERE THIS MORNING.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=this morning.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor promises "NO car tax" even in the face of NO revenue growth.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Gilmore-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-52 TC1:12:43]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Last night we told you state revenues are now almost flat... with a six month growth rate of only two-tenths of one percent.
Today, the Governor called reporters together to get a message out to the people.
[Double Boxes=KEith and Ellen/State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
Is it unusual for the Governor to have such a public reaction to state financial news?
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


This sort of impromptu press conference is a little odd this early in the session.
Clearly, since the numbers were worse than lawmakers had heard even last week, Jim Gilmore wants to appear in control and well-briefed on the economic slowdown.
Also, he's headed off to Washington for the rest of the week to be sworn in as the national spokesperson for the Republican party... and he wanted to leave lawmakers with some parting thoughts.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think we]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford Co.; :25]
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :48]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=national aspirations]
(([sot 12:32:23]

((GILMORE: I THINK THAT WE OUGHT TO CALM DOWN HERE A LITTLE BIT AND RECOGNIZE... WE DO NOT HAVE A BIG CHANGE OF CIRCUMSTANCES HERE.)) [runs:10 ]
The Governor says HE knew that December that growth was at two-tenths of a percent.
But the Senate Finance committee was shocked to hear it might be as low as 1-point-5 percent last week.
Republicans even saw it as time to freeze the car tax at 47-point-5 percent phase out.
[sot 17:39:57]

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD: I THINK THE TRIGGER'S HAVE BEEN PULLED. I THINK THE LAW REQUIRES THAT WE FREEZE.)) [runs:07 ]
[sot 12:35:52]

((WE ADDRESSED THIS ISSUE A LONG TIME AGO AND SAID CAN WE, BASED ON THE DECLINING REVENUES THAT WE HAVE SEEN, STILL STICK WITH THE CAR TAX CUT AT 70 PERCENT. AND WE CONCLUDED SURE WE CAN. IF THAT'S YOUR PRIORITY. YOU CAN. WE RECOGNIZE THERE ARE SOME REPUBLICAN SENATORS THAT DON'T HAVE THAT PRIORITY.)) [RUNS:18 ]
[SOT 15:57:16]

((CRANWELL: ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT THINGS THAT'S OCCURRED....WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THE CAR TAX IS A REFLECTION OF GILMORE'S NATIONAL ASPIRATIONS.)) [RUNS:17]))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


As the Governor heads off to Washington, he's sitting in the driver's seat.
As House Speaker Vance Wilkins pointed out today, the General Assembly could pass whatever budget it wanted or NO budget at all, and the Governor could just use the pre-existing two year budget, which already funds up to the 100 percent phase out of the car tax next year.
[Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave]
(QUESTION: That would leave lawmakers with a lot of unkept promises of their own...)


Which makes them more likely to compromise with the administration over anything BUT the car tax.

[Golden-Corral]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC1:47:45]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Nine people were hurt when a car crashed into a Lynchburg restaurant just before noon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Police say 83- year- old Clayton Beasley was parking in front of the Golden Corral when his foot slipped and he hit the accelerator.
Beasley's Cadillac crashed through the wall and into the restaurant, sending tables, food and glass flying.
Bessie Phelps had gone to the restroom just seconds before the accident.. the car landed on top of the table where she'd been sitting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:17:41]
[IN Q=I just thank]

((BESSIE PHELPS/RESTAURANT CUSTOMER: I JUST THANK GOD, IT JUST SEEMED LIKE THE HOLY SPIRIT SAID 'GET UP AND MOVE' OR I'D HAVE BEEN DEAD. I MEAN, I'M KINDA SHOOK UP NOW BUT I'M THANKFUL I'M STILL LIVING. I CAN GET UP IN MY CHURCH AND GIVE A TESTIMONY THAT GOD REALLY DID SAVE ME.))
[SUPER=01-Bessie Phelps/Restaurant Customer]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=really did save me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Restaurant officials say they'll be closed for a few days.
Beasley has been charged with reckless driving.
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[Toller]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:15:51]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Campbell County man charged with causing an accident that killed three people says he wants a judge to hear his case, not a jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Maurice McKinley Toller (TOH-ler) made a brief appearance in court this morning.
He's facing six felony charges, including three counts of aggravated involuntary manslaughter for the accident last October that claimed three lives.
Authorities say Toller was driving drunk when his car crossed the center line and slammed into another vehicle head-on.
Toller's attorney says his client intends to plead not guilty.. he'll be tried in April.
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[Campbell-Phones]


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


Campbell County authorities say a cut fiber line has left hundreds of Concord- area residents without phone service.
Customers with the 993- exchange are being told to drive to the Concord Volunteer Fire Department or Rescue Squad building to report any emergency.
No word on how long the service will be out.

[Pyramid-Scheme]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC29:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The brother of Danville's police chief is behind bars tonight.
Jeffrey Morris is charged with taking part in an alleged Pittsylvania County pyramid scheme.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Justin /Danville Bureau;]


Justin McLeod has more on the story from our Danville Newsroom. Justin?
[LIVE=Justin FULL/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=@justin1]
[SUPER=05-Danville]


Keith, late today, the Pittsylvania County Commonwealth Attorney's Office confirmed that Police Chief Neal Morris' brother is among the latest arrests in the pyramid scheme investigation.
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[VO-NAT]

[***JUSTIN'S MIKE HOT***]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Its been rumored for months that family members close to the chief were under investigation.
Back in February, the chief told News 7 he would not comment on those reports.
But he did deny rumors that he himself was involved.
At that time, Morris asked the Virginia State Police to investigate complaints of anyone close to him including police officers and family members.
We called the Chief's office this afternoon and we were told that he was out for the day.
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[LIVE=Justin FULL/Danville Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Danville ;]


The Pittsylvania County Sherriff's Department arrested Jeffrey Morris today along with seven other people.
The Sheriff's Department promises more arrests in the future.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Justin /Danville Bureau;]


Keith back to you.

[County-Exams]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=bre]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:33:07]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Schools]


Final exams in Roanoke County schools may become a thing of the past. The school board has already cancelled them for this spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./July 5]


S-O-L testing is behind the change.
Students and teachers have been complaining that final exams cut in on preparation time for the S-O-Ls.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:04:57.26]
[IN Q=THE PROBLEM IS]

((JAMES GALLION/DEPUTY SUPERINTENDANT; THE PROBLEM IS WE'RE PROBABLY OVER-TESTING NOW AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO PREVENT))
[SUPER=01-James Gallion/Deputy Superintendent]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=TRYING TO PREVENT]
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[VO-NAT]


With students taking the S-O-Ls during regular exam time, teachers will have an extra three weeks to help them prepare.
In place of finals, there will be a nine-week test.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:03:44.10]
[IN Q=THE NINE WEEKS]

((THE NINE WEEKS TEST WILL BE A MUCH SHORTER TEST AND ONLY COVER THE LAST NINE WEEKS SO IT'S A MUCH SHORTER TEST.))
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=MUCH SHORTER TEST]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


The school board will decide whether to keep the nine-week test plan once the semester is over.

[Carilion-Bedford]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:35:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Carilion hopes sharing ownership of one its hospitals with another health care system will improve patient care.


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


Carilion and Centra Health plan to jointly own and operate Carilion Bedford Memorial Hospital in a 50-50 partnership.

(///// SOT /////)
[SOT13:22]
[IN Q=This will enable us to stop duplicating]

((DR. EDWARD G. MURPHY/CARILION CEO AND PRESIDENT: THIS WILL ENABLE US TO STOP DUPLICATING RESOURCES AND COMBINE OUR ENERGIES AND PULL OUR RESOURCES TO MAKE SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE FUTURE THAT HAD NEVER BEEN AVAILABLE IN THE PAST))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Ed Murphy/Carilion CEO & President]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=in the past]
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[VO-NAT]


The two health care organizations will contribute a million and half dollars to the hospital.
Bedford Memorial will be governed by an 18-member board of directors-- made up of representatives from Carilion, Centra, and the community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT11:24]
[IN Q=I think immediately we will not]

((GEORGE DAWSON/CENTRA HEALTH CEO AND PRESIDENT: I THINK IMMEDIATELY WE WILL NOT SEE A DIFFERENCE IN PATIENT CARE BUT DOWN THE ROAD WE'LL SEE HOW WE CAN IMPROVE SERVICE AND OFFERINGS HERE IN THE HOSPITAL))
[SUPER=01-George Dawson/Centra Health CEO & President]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=in the hospital]
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[VO-NAT]


The deal will be finalized within the next four months.
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[Fairview-Home]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC12:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Pulaski County adult home once threatened with shutting down has regained its state license.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The Fairview Home has more than 60 disabled and elderly residents from four counties and the city of Radford.
It lost its license last year after being cited for several state violations, including improper drug dispensing and faulty hiring practices.
The home passed its most recent inspection.
It also did away with 80-thousand dollars in debt, thanks to the help of local governments which operate the home.

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


A faulty sprinkler drenched its grand-opening a month ago.
Now a Roanoke news-stand is dried out and open for business.
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[VO-NAT]


And ten years after the Persian Gulf War-- local vets reflect on what happened and make plans for the future.
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[Gulf-War]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC57:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Today is the tenth anniversary of the Gulf War. Hundreds of local soldiers are among those marking the milestone. Today two local veterans shared their experiences with Teresa Hamilton.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Sometimes it]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :10]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bryant/Gulf War Veteran; :19]
[SUPER=01-Jere Schelling/Gulf War Veteran; 1:07 ]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.]
(((///sot////)
[sot 22:06:11]
[in q=Sometimes it ]

((SOMETIMES IT EVEN SEEMS LIKE A DREAM YOU WERE THERE.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q= were there.]

It's been a decade since Salem police chief Jim Bryant left the Roanoke Valley to serve with the Marines in the Persian Gulf.
[sot 22:04:23]
[in q= You can't]

((JIM BRYANT/GULF WAR VETERAN: YOU CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE TROOPS WHILE THEY WERE THERE. WE DID EXACTLY WHAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO-- TO GO OVER TO LIBERATE KUWAIT AND WE DID THAT. WE SENT SADDAM HUSSEIN BACK TO HIS LAND.)) [RUNS14]
[OUT Q= to his land.]

Bryant says Saddam's claims that the war was actually an Iraqi victory are nothing more than propaganda.
(////sot////)
[sot 22:08:53]
[in q= I think ]

((I THINK THERE WAS DEFINITELY A DECISIVE WINNER IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE AND I DON'T THINK I HAVE TO SAY WHO WON OR WHO LOST.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q= or who lost.]
(///sot/////)
[sot 22:14:40]
[in q=My job over]

((MY JOB OVER THERE, I WAS THE SECTION LEADER FOR A MACHINE GUN SECTION.)) [RUNS04]
[OUT Q= machine gun section.]

Staff Sergeant Jere Schelling also views the war as a defeat for Saddam. As far as memories... Schelling has many.
(///sot///)
[sot]
[in q= We walked up on]

((JERE SCHELLING/GULF WAR VETERAN: WE WALKED UP ON THE HILLSIDE AND THERE WAS PROBABLY SEVERAL THOUSAND KURD WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND SOME MEN WHERE THEY'D BEEN GASSED BY YELLOW RAIN BY THE IRAQIS.)) [RUNS15]
[OUTQ= by the iraqis.]

Schelling says the site didn't scare him instead it made him angry and more determined. The Henry County father and husband is continuing his career with the Marines and says if asked to go back-- he wouldn't hesitate. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

[ARCOVA]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:08:11]
[GRAPHIC=LEgal Scales]


A federal judge has decided NOT to fine a Radford research firm that defrauded the government.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


ARCOVA President Russell Churchill agreed to pay 60-thousand dollars in restitution. 50-thousand goes to the U-S Navy. The other 10-thousand to NASA.
Though Churchill declined to discuss the case on camera, he indicated he hopes to make the payments quickly in order to get off probation and qualify for NEW government contracts.
[SUPER=03-Radford/September 1996]


Since the F-B-I began its investigation more than four years ago, ARCOVA has gone from 45 employees to 18 and hasn't won a new contract since July.
According to ARCOVA's lawyer, the case relied on the confessions of three disgruntled employees who wanted to get back at Churchill for not making them managers.
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[i-Friends]


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


The man behind a LIVE on-line pornographic chat room in Roanoke has pled guilty.
Robert Troncoso faces a minimum mandatory TEN year sentence for making and transmitting child pornography.
He also had to sign of over to the government all the computer and camera equipment used in producing the live-sex chat room.
The on-camera host was a girl under 18.

[Stocks]


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


A nearly equally mixed day on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/68.32/10584.34/x/64.23/2682.78;]


The DOW lost 68 points.
NASDAQ gained 64 points.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=274-h/0.25/62.69/i/5.31/54.75/i/0.44/53.94/h/2.25/66.63/i/0.75/53.94;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Rail-Service]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC31:00]
[GRAPHIC=Rail Service]


Passenger rail service was in the spotlight today, as the nation's mayors gathered in Washington.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith was among the elected officials who rode Amtrak's new high-speed train to Baltimore and back.
They also heard from Amtrak officials and congressional leaders on the prospects for expanded rail service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:13]
[IN Q=With our Congressmen and legislators]

((RALPH SMITH/ROANOKE MAYOR; WITH OUR CONGRESSMEN AND LEGISLATORS WE'RE DOING A GOOD JOB BACK IN ROANOKE. AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE A COUPLE OF YEARS YET, BUT I THINK IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN THERE. AS THE C-E-O OF AMTRAK PLEDGED, HE WAS GOING TO GET IT IN AS MANY CITIES AS HE CAN, SO WE HOPE ROANOKE IS VERY SOON ON THAT LIST.))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Roanoke Mayor]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=is very soon on that list.]
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S Conference of Mayors also released the results of a national survey that suggests an overwhelming majority of Americans support expanded funding for passenger rail initiatives.
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[Airport-shop]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=bre]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC45:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A month ago a faulty sprinkler washed-out the opening of the news-stand and gift shop at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


But today nothing could stop the Hudson Group and the Airport from celebrating the newest addition.
Today the event went off without a hitch... or a sprinkle.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming your way tonight on News 7 sports, Tiki Barber is set to make his mark on the pages of People Magazine. VMI loses one of its top players.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll check in with the Dodge testing in Daytona and see what's up with the Intrepids.
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[S-Dodge]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-89]
[GRAPHIC=DAYTONA TESTING]


The Dodge Intrepids wrapped up their two day test session in Daytona today and as the 10 Dodge teams head back north, they definitely still have some work to do.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

The Intrepid is a good race car, and eventually it will be a great one. But after two days to navigating the high banked ovals of Daytona, the Dodge drivers are several miles an hour behind their Ford and GM counterparts.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Sprint Dodge Driver; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ray Evernham/Evernham Motorsports Owner; :13]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...GOTTA WORK ON."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT CON'T]

Stacy Compton had some of the fastest time running just under 181 mile an hour. The Dodge's drafted together at the end of today's test but the speeds still did not reach the 185 mile an hour draft speeds the Fords and General Motors' cars posted.
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[S-Tennessee]


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


The Tennessee Vols football team were barely one of the top 25 programs in the nation at the end of last season, but today the school rewarded head coach Phillip Fulmer with a new seven year contract that includes a $250 thousand a season raise. The nation's winningest active coach will now make $1 point 3 million dollar a season.

[S-Tiki]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-88 4550tc]
[GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL]


That could be pocket change to Tiki Barber, when the Cave Spring alum sign his new long term contract at the end of this season. Tiki has become one of the hottest properties in New York, and his appeal is reaching more and more folks worldwide.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-]

Tiki has been hired by the NFL to keep an online journal for the Super Bowl on the game's official site. Tiki also is set to make an appearance in a rather popular national magazine.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=PEOPLE MAGAZINE...]
[SUPER=01-Geraldine Barber/Tiki's Mom; :00]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/Will Appear in People Magazine; :22]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=...THE SUPER BOWL."]
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-84 (57:52)]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Hoops]


V-M-I sophmore Adam Trombley has withdrawn from school for personal reasons.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :]


Trombley, a 6 foot 9, 230 pound forward from Anchorage, played in all 15 games this season with 2 starts. He averaged over 5 points and 4 rebounds a game.
Trombley graduated from East Anchorage High School and came to V-M-I after a year at Fork Union.
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-85 (54:18)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


The Roanoke College Maroons were picked as the preseason favorite to win the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship.
But right now, The Maroons are fifth in the conference and tonight at the Bast Center they face Bridgewater the team that stands at the top of the league standings.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="It's huge...]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.....ODAC schedule."]
[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


Bridgewater is 7 and 1 in the conference and Roanoke is 4 and 3. Tip off tonight at the Bast center is 7:30.