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Coming up on News 7-
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It's a night for young people on the eve of the Presidential Inauguration-
while young people from JMU prepare to take part in the festivities.
Plus the man charged with opening fire on homosexuals- says he's going on a fast.
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and we could see some white stuff in the forecast
News 7 is next.

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((MUSIC.. THIS IS THE STORY OF A GIRL.. THE WHOLE WORLD.))
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And the world will watch as America swears in a new President Tomorrow.
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Good evening...

[Inauguration]


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At noon tomorrow- George W. Bush will take his oath- becoming America's 43rd President.
Tonight.. on the eve of his inauguration- it is a night for America's youth.
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Destiny's Child was just one of the groups at tonight's pre-inaugural concert celebrating youth-
About 14-thousand people showed up.. mostly teenagers-
Bush spoke to the crowd asking America's young people to be good citizens- and he vowed to try and make the world a better place.
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((GEORGE W. BUSH: WE'RE GONNA MAKE SURE THE WORLD IS MORE PEACEFUL. WE ARE GOING TO WORK HARD But we're also GOING TO WORK HARD TO MAKE SURE THE GREAT POTENTIAL AND PROMISE OF AMERICA REACHES TO EVERY SINGLE NEIGHBORHOOD IN EVERY STATE ALL ACROSS THIS GREAT LAND. THANK YOU FOR COMING!))
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The Bush's are finishing the evening at the Texas Black Tie and Boots ball- which is said to be one of the livelier pre-inaugural balls in recent memory.
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Virginia will be represented at tomorrow's Inaugural Parade.
The James Madison University band will march down the parade route.
Tonight Kate Weidaw checked out what the band is doing to get ready.
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In the cold, dark, and very damp weather the James Madison University band is rehearsing for the inaugural parade.

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With each note to the song American Celebration in tune.
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The 385 band members are ready to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue.

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And this isn't the first time the band has marched the route, they were there just four years ago for President Clinton's second inaugural.

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It's a day Sarah Kelsey of Roanoke has been waiting for.

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And even if the day isn't warm and sunny the band is prepared for sloppy weather.

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Kate Weidaw News7 Harrisonburg.))

[CLINTON]


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One day before leaving office, President Clinton today strikes a deal- admitting he gave false statements under oath about Monica Lewinsky.
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Clinton made the deal with Special Prosecutor Robert Ray- By doing so, he avoids indictment on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice in the Paula Jones sexual harassment case.
The deal also specifies Clinton will lose his law license for 5 years and pay a $25-thousand dollar fine.
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((JAKE SIEWERT/WHITE HOUSE SPOKESMAN: HE WANTS TO PUT THIS BEHIND HIM AS HE ENTERED LIFE AS A PUBLIC CITIZEN WITHOUT THESE LEGAL CASES HANGING OVER HIM. HE WANTS TO GET A FRESH START.)) [BUTT TO] ((ROBERT RAY/SPECIAL PROSECUTOR: THIS MATTER IS NOW CONCLUDED AND MAY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FEEL THAT IT HAS BEEN CONCLUDED JUSTLY.))
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The deal ends 6 years of investigation that began with Whitewater- then expanded to include Clintons conduct with Paula Jones and Monica Lewinsky.
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Meanwhile the President made one last political move- before leaving office. He fired Linda Tripp.
But was it an act of revenge or a routine dismissal?
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It was Tripp's secretly recorded tapes of Monica Lewinsky that led to Clinton's impeachment-
Tripp was fired from her job at the Defense Department- after she refused to resign like other political appointees.
Her attorneys call it vindictive- but administration officials say it was routine.
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Bill Clinton generated a little more heat in Richmond too.
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A Republican from Fairfax County blasted Clinton for having "embarrassed his office."
The remarks were in response to a Legislative Black Caucus criticisim of Attorney General-nominee John Ashcroft.


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((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN/R-FAIRFAX CO.: GOVERNOR BUSH HAS SELECTED A FINE MAN TO BE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES...I'M EMBARRASSED TO TAKE THE FLOOR AT THIS POINT, BUT I FEEL THAT A REBUTTAL IS IN ORDER.))
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O'Brien said the remark about Ashcroft made "steam come out" of his ears when he thought of all the times he had refrained from publicly chastising President Clinton.


[Carruth]


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A guilty verdict for Rae Carruth- in the death of his pregnant girlfriend.
The jury finds Carruth guilty on three out of the four charges-
Chris Lawrence is in Charlotte with details.
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((He was a rising star in the National Football League. Now Rae Carruth faces up to 20 years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy in the slaying of his former girlfriend. But the former North Carolina Panther did escape the death penalty after being acquitted on the most serious charge of first-degree murder. Carruth showed no emotion as the verdict was read, but Cherica Adam's family openly wept in the courtroom as the judge reviewed the decision. 14 months ago Carruth's pregnant girlfriend was shot as she drove along this Charlotte road. Cherica Adams died a month later, but the baby boy survived. Prosecutors say Carruth drove his car in front of Adams and forced her to slow down. Then another car pulled up alongside Adams and a hitman shot her. Prosecutors say Carruth arranged the murder because he did not want to pay child support. And two hit men back that up.
Van Brett Watkins testified that Carruth hired him to pull the trigger. Defense attorneys say it was a drug deal gone bad, and Adams got caught in the middle.))

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Murder suspect Ronald Gay says he's going on a hunger strike at the City Jail.
The Sheriff says Gay told deputies several times this week that he wasn't going to eat or take his medication, until he's transferred to the V-A Hospital.
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Gay is charged with the murder of one man and malicious wounding of six others at the Back Street Cafe last year.


In a letter from the jail Gay says: "People here don't understand Nam Vets. I should be in the V-A system," he says. "Nobody here can understand why my mind was triggered to kill homosexuals," he writes.
The Canadian native joined the U-S Marines, volunteered for service in Viet Nam and has been treated in Veteran's hospitals in Florida and Tennessee. "V-A people know," Gay goes on to say. "They dealt with this since our first wars."
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City Sheriff George Macmillan says despite Gay's vow to refuse food, the 53-year old inmate is still eating. And the sheriff says there's no chance he'll be transferred to the V-A. His case is set for trial in May.


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The signs are up on a fifteen mile stretch of Interstate 81- you better slow down, because Virginia State Police are now enforcing the 60-mile an hour speed limit.
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This morning, crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation unveiled new signs and modified existing ones- reflecting the lower speed limit.
Traffic engineers believe the change will give drivers more response time, and reduce the severity of accidents.
Nashville truck driver Steve Thorne agrees.
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((TRAFFIC IN THE AREA IS REAL HEAVY. WITH THE NUMEROUS HILLS AND WINDING ROADS. I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA.))
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State Police say they plan to enforce the new limit, and V-DOT promises a follow up study to determine if lower speeds reduce accident rates in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SCV-Plate]


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The Sons of Confederate Veteran group was celebrating the birthday of Robert E- Lee when members heard the news.


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Attorney General Mark Earley will fight the group's license plate at the federal appeals court level.
The news came as a blow to members who were already showing off a mock-up of the new plate, just 24 hours after they won the right to put the battle flag logo on it.
The group's leaders are warning Earley he'll face political consequences in his campaign for governor.
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((BRAG BOWLING/SONS OF CONFED. VETERANS: I THINK IT IS A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS' MONEY TO PURSUE WHAT IS PROBABLY A FRIVOLOUS APPEAL... MARK EARLEY HAS DECIDED NOT TO BE THE GOVERNOR OF ALL THE PEOPLE.))
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Earley is in Washington for the Bush Inauguration.
But in a statement he says:
"This case is not about whether the Sons are a worthy organization. This case is about whether an organization honored by the General Assembly may control the terms by which the honor is conferred."
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The General Assembly had approved the plate in 1999 -- but specifically said NO Confederate flag logo should go on it.
The Sons of Confederate Veterans says it doesn't want the plate without the flag.
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Still ahead on News 7, Lynchburg's Golden Corral is open for business again, just days after a car ploughed into the dining room.
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And deregulation's turned the lights out on thousands of Californians.
That has Virginians wondering-- can it happen here?
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with hoopla from Roanoke College and Glenvar. Plus, Danny Wilmer officially gets the Al Groh snub. The Express gets physical in the Roundhouse and takes out South Carolina. And a freak accident takes out a mess of horses and jockeys today in California.

Tonight on the Big 7.))[deregulation]


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An estimated two million Californians went without power today as rolling blackouts continued.
Residents there say power deregulation is to blame.
Many Virginians wonder could it happen here?
News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele says there may be some light at the end of the deregulation tunnel.
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(([POWER PLANT PRE PRO PAGE 1]
Power plants generate electricity. That electricity is then sent to a transmitter and distributed to your home.
But under new federal and state deregulation guidelines -- [PAGE 2]
ANY power supplier can use ANY transmitter to bring electricity to your home. [END PRE PRO]
American Electric power got turned on to the idea early on.
The company has implemented a pilot program approved by the state in which certain customers can chose their own electricity supplier. [tc:02:50:32] ((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: WE'VE LEARNED A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT ALREADY JUST WITH THE 14,500 CUSTOMERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP AND THIS WILL HELP AEP PARTICIPATE IN A DEREGULATED ENVIRONMENT IN THE FUTURE, AND CERTAINLY OUR CUSTOMERS AS WELL. )) [RUNS15]
But who's to say deregulation won't have the same affect on Virginia as it did in California?
Here's a break down of the differences. [pre-pro list]
California's strict environmental regulations limit the number of power plants that can be built -- so there just aren't enough.
Meanwhile Martinsville's about to see a new one pop up at any time.
Next is surplus -- only about 4 percent of Energy in California is "extra" -- compared to 14 percent in Virginia.

Then there's location -- California can only bring electricity in from the North because there is ocean to the west, mountains to the east, and Mexico to the south.
Couple that with the population explosion in California and you've got a state struggling to see the bright side of electric bills. ((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: THE UTILITIES DIDN'T PARTICIPATE IN THE EDUCATION EFFORT OUT THERE SO IT WAS MORE OF A STATE-RUN EDUCATION EFFORT AND IT HAPPENED VERY RAPIDLY, SO I THINK PEOPLE WERE TAKEN A LITTLE BY SURPRISE.)) [RUNS14] [STAND UP] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: MANY POWER COMPANIES ON THE WEST COAST NOW APPEAR HEADED FOR BANKRUPTCY BECAUSE THEY'RE BUYING POWER FROM OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS AND THEY'RE LIMITED AS TO HOW MUCH OF THE COST CAN BE PASSED ONTO CONSUMERS. VIRGINIA LAW MAKERS ARE HOPING CALIFORNIA'S EXPERIENCE WILL SHED SOME LIGHT ON DEREGULATION. JENNIFER MIELE, NEWS 7.)) [RUNS17]))

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Here in Virginia, deregulation is set to begin in 2002.
But at a Roanoke delegate wants to hold off for at least a year.
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Woodrum says Virginia also needs to keep an eye on how other states -- not just California -- handle deregulation.
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[Golden-Corral]


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Just two days after a car plowed into its dining room, a Lynchburg restaurant re-opened today.
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Black tarp covers the holes where a Cadillac crashed into the Golden Corral on Wards Road Wednesday.
Nine people were injured in the accident.
Restaurant officials say they originally expected to remain closed until next week, but repairs were finished quickly.
The elderly driver of the car was charged with reckless driving.
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One area school system is celebrating a big honor tonight.
Find out why when News 7 returns.
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And some Campbell County firefighters have some new life saving equipment, thanks to one woman's kindness.
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Saving lives just got a little easier for one central Virginia volunteer fire department.
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The Brookville- Timberlake fire squad today accepted the gift- A thermal imaging camera from local resident Charlotte Robinson.
The cameras detect heat sources and are used to quickly find victims inside smoke- filled rooms.
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((GERALD MAYS/BTVFD: THIS PARTICULAR DEVICE IS JUST GOING TO GIVE US A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE. AND IT'S GOING TO SAVE LIVES IMMEDIATELY. THERE ARE ALREADY CONFIRMED SAVES IN VIRGINIA, IN ROANOKE COUNTY AND CHARLOTTESVILLE, AND WITHIN SIX MONTHS AFTER THEY HAD THEIR DEVICES THEY WERE CONFIRMED SAVES.))
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Mays says it would have taken his department more than a year to raise the money to buy a camera on their own.
Robinson made the donation in honor of her husband, William, a former firefighter who died last June.
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[Education]


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A high honor for Franklin County Schools today.
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A visit from a state official at Boones Mill and three other elementary schools today.
Those schools all received accreditation under the Standards of Learning program.
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The deadline for accreditation is not until 2007.
Franklin County school credits students AND faculty for the achievement.
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((LEONARD GEREAU/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: THIS PARTICULAR SCHOOL AS WELL AS ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS, THEY HAVE ABSOLUTELY THE BEST TEACHERS YOU COULD FIND))
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The three other elementary schools receiving certificates are Snow Creek, Burnt Chimney, and Ferrum elementaries.
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The Roanoke Express look to move above the 500 mark tonight. Susan Dunagan goes for win number 399. We'll check on some high school roundball happenings. Jump in the poll and tell you about UVa's new defensive coordinator.
But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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[SUPER=75-Los Alamitos, CA; :00]

A terrible spill at the Los Alamitos race track in California has left one horse dead and four jockeys injured and in the hospital. One horse in the front of the pack lost its footing and the chain reaction collisions were devastating. Ironically, the track normally races at night - but due to the California power crisis, conservation efforts moved the races to this afternoon.
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[S-Express]


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We begin this morning at the Roundhouse where the Roanoke Express got back some of its key players in an attempt to not only get back above the 500 mark, but to take out the southeast division leading Stingrays of South Carolina in the process.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Stingrays vs. Express; :00]

The Express was all business tonight at Kevin McDonald made sure the visitors knew the roundhouse would also be a rough house last night. We pick it up in the second period still scoreless when Roanoke's Doug Sheppard takes a swipe at the loose puck and Adam Dewan, back after a wicked bout with the flu is there to put the biscuit in the basket. It's 1-to-nothing Express.

Roanoke would make it 2-to-nothing as Ben Schust, also back from the AHL, passes to all-star Jeff Sproat -and the defenseman smacks it in off the right side.
[SUPER=38-South Carolina/2/Roanoke/3;]

South Carolina would finally make its mark late in the second period with Greg Schmidt slamming in the putback in front of Daniel Berthiaume. But Roanoke gets the much needed 3-to-2 win.
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[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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They also played a little college roundball last night as the Roanoke College women hosted Lynchburg at the Bast Center.
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[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Lynchburg; :]


Roanoke boss Susan Dunagan was out tonight looking for career win number 399.
Roanoke would open the scoring in the first half going inside to Crystal Barrett for the easy hoop.
But Lynchburg would also show it's inside game as Johari Bass banks this one in from underneath the basket.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/77/Lynchburg/53;]


But Barrett was too much last night with 18 points and 9 rebounds as the Noke win by 24.
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Roanoke hosts the W&L women today at 4. Hollins beat W&L last night by 3 and Emory & Henry's women topped Va. Wesleyan 70-yo-69.

[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=rst]
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On the high school court this evening in Glenvar, the Highlanders hooked up with Three Rivers rival Auburn.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Glenvar vs Auburn; :]


Highlander heaven was alive and well last night as Glenvar looked to keep improving in the new year.
Glenvar's Brooks Willet would lead the Highlanders. On this play he hits the bank shot in the paint.
Now if you think the bank was a fluke, guess again. Willet from three point range kisses it off the glass again from the right of the key.
[SUPER=33-Glenvar/33/Auburn/71/;]

But Auburn is too big and too powerful last night as Nolan Stewart knocks it down. And the Eagles beat the Highlanders 71-to-33
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[S-Suntrust]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-80 11437tc]
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Some of the area's top teams took last night off to get ready for today's Sun Trust Classic high school event at the Salem Civic Center. Five area teams will be matching skills against some of the best high school roundballers in the nation.
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[OUT Q=...AS WELL."]
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Lord Botetourt takes on Fleming at three to open the tournament. That game will be followed by Salem meeting Durham, North Carolina's Mt. Zion. Then the two night games showcase Patrick Henry against Greensboro's Dudley high, followed by the battle of unbeatens - Cave Spring and Oak Hill Academy.
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[OUT Q=...in the nation."]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 5144tc]
[GRAPHIC=UVA FOOTBALL]


New UVa head football coach Al Groh hired 31 year old Al Golden yesterday to serve as the Cavaliers' defensive coordinator. He comes to UVa after coaching linebackers at Penn State last season. Golden also was a graduate assistant at UVa under George Welsh from 1994-96. This final hiring means UVa will have a young, energetic coaching staff - but no Danny Wilmer. The Buena Vista native spent 17 seasons at UVa serving as tight ends coach and more importantly the Cavs' recruiting coordinator.
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[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

Many high school coaches in the state consider Wilmer to be the best recruiter in the Commonwealth - bar none. He delivered kids like Shawn Moore, Tiki Barber and Anthony Poindexter to UVa. Not retaining him could be a major mistake from which Al Groh never recovers.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Remember when Frank Beamer took over for Bill Dooley he made sure that Billy Hite stayed in town and joined his staff.
It's a move he has never regretted.
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[S-Swim]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-84 (58:25)]
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Some of the top high school swimmers from the state spent today in Radford at the Southwest Virginia Invitational swim meet.
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[SUPER=03-Radford; :]


Over 300 athletes competing in 716 events at the Dedmon Center.
Individually the swimmers will attempt to improve their times before the district, regional and state meets, plus the meet also gives the coaches a chance to judge their depth in all events as they prepare for the road to the state tournament.
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[SUPER=01-Tricia Cronise/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Summerlin/Cave Spring Head Coach; :16]
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[OUT Q=......competition here."]
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