[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

If deregulation is part of what's fueling the power outages out West, what's to keep them from happening here when
Virginia deregulates?
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[VO-NAT]


Slowing down just a bit on the Interstate. Can five miles an hour make a difference?
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports, the Express is back home tonight against South Carolina. We'll preview tomorrow night's SunTrust Classic, plus take a dip in the pool with 300 high school swimmers tonight.

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[VO-NAT]

And Buena Vista native Danny Wilmer is left on the sideline as UVa finalizes its coaching staff without Wilmer in the mix.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


What does nature have in store for us? Wet weather for everyone and snow for some. We'll explain tonight in weather.

[Video-Open]


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



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[VO-NAT]


Power shortages have left thousands of Californians in the dark.
That makes people wonder whether deregulation will have the same effect in Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Deregulation]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:09:05]
[GRAPHIC=Deregulation]


If it can happen there, can it happen here?
That's the question on a lot of people's minds.
[DOUBLE BOXES=KEith and JEnnifer/Newsroom;]


Jennifer Miele is here, hoping to shed some light on the story.
[LIVE=Jennifer FULL/NEwsroom]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]


Keith, more than two million Californians a day will lose their power because of rolling black outs.
Deregulation is the popular scapegoat for the power shortage.
But like it our not, deregulation is on its way to Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Power plants generate]
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/American Electric Power;:27]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=a little by surprise.]

(([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]))
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[LIVE=JEnnifer FULL/Newsroom]


Many power companies on the west coast now appear headed for bankruptcy because they are buying power from out-of-state suppliers and they're limited as to how much of the cost they can pass on to consumers.
The subject of deregulation actually came up today in the General Assembly, mainly because Virginia is set to deregulate beginning January First 2002.
A Roanoke delegate wants to postpone deregulation for at least a year.
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[SOT]

[TAPE 01-02 TC04:45]
[IN Q=The SCC needs]

((CHIP WOODRUM: THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION NEEDS TO MAKE A DECISION AND SOME OF THE ISSUES OF COSTS ARE INVOLVED IN IT. AND I THING WE OUGHT TO WAIT A YEAR SO WE CAN TAKE A VERY CAREFUL LOOK.))
[SUPER=@woodrum]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=very careful look.]
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[LIVE=JEnnifer FULL/Newsroom]


Certainly something Woodrum and the rest of the country's leadership isn't ready to rush into,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Jennifer/NEwsroom;]


Keith.

[Gay]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:02:31]
[GRAPHIC=Ronald Gay]


Murder suspect Ronald Gay is talking about 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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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September]


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 written Monday, 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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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


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.


[SCV-Plate]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:18:26]
[GRAPHIC=SCV Plate Lawsuit]


A Confederate battle flag on a Virginia license plate is at least one more court round from reality.
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[VO-NAT]


Attorney General Mark Earley says he will fight yesterday's Roanoke federal court ruling, allowing the battle flag.
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The news came as a blow to the Sons of Confederate Veterans this afternoon, as they observed Robert E- Lee's actual birthday.
The group already had a mock-up of the plate and registration forms for members to apply.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 15:54:19]
[IN Q=I think it's]

((BRAG BOWLING/SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS: I THINK IT'S SYMBOLIC OF THE WAY THE CONFEDERACY AND PEOPLE OF SOUTHERN EXTRACTION ARE BEING TREATED RIGHT NOW. IT'S ALMOST PERFECT ON ROBERT E- LEE'S BIRTHDAY.))
[SUPER=01-Brag Bowling/Sons of Confederate Veterans; ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=Lee's birthday.]
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[VO-NAT]


Attorney General Earley is in Washington for the Bush Inaugural.
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."
There are already plates commemorating 170 groups on more than 1.3 million cars and trucks in Virginia.
One out of every five vehicles has one.
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[Cross-Burning]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:01:11]
[GRAPHIC=VA Supreme Court]


A cross burning case from Carroll County may be headed to the state Supreme Court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./June 1999;]


Barry Black was convicted of setting fire to a cross at a Ku Klux Klan rally, and fined 25-hundred dollars.
The Court of Appeals upheld his conviction.
But the Virginia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union wants the state's highest court to hear the case.
The ACLU believes that the ban on cross burning violates free speech rights.
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[Speed-Limit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC34:16]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Slowing Down]


There are signs of change on Interstate 81, where a lower speed limit took effect this morning. Traffic engineers believe the new limit of 60 miles per hour will give motorists more reaction time and reduce the severity of accidents.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has the reaction of drivers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A driving rain]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Va. Dept. of Transportation; :08]
[SUPER=@Joe2; :17]
[SUPER=01-Bill Hale/Hale's Exxon; :34]
[SUPER=01-Lyndsey Wagner/Interstate Driver; :56]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=JD News 7]


((A driving rain ushered in the new speed limit, as crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation traded one number for another.
[SOT 11:38:29]
[IN Q=The signs went up and the speed limit]

((THE SIGNS WENT UP AND THE SPEED LIMIT CAME DOWN, AND FROM NOW ON ON INTERSTATE 81 THROUGH THE ROANOKE VALLEY, PEOPLE NEED TO TRAVEL AT 60 MILES AN HOUR.))
[RUNS= :09]
[OUT Q=travel at 60 miles an hour.]


The change, approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board last week, affects about 15 miles of interstate in this area, and a shorter stretch through Harrisonburg.
From his business beside the Interstate, Bill Hale has seen the volume of traffic climb, and says the new speed limit is a good idea.
[SOT 11:33:24]
[IN Q=It will make a difference]

((BILL HALE/HALE'S EXXON: IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE IF THEY OBSERVE IT. COMING TO WORK I SPEEDED UP TO 65 AND SLOWED DOWN TO 60. IT DOES MAKE A LITTLE DIFFERENCE. MAYBE GIVE PEOPLE A LITTLE MORE TIME TO REACT. I THINK SO.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=I think so.]


Lyndsey Wagner was on her way from Maryland to Tennessee, when she was pulled over for speeding in a 60 mile per hour zone... The trooper let her off with a warning.
[SOT 11:35:09]
[IN Q=He just told me ]

((HE JUST TOLD ME THERE HAD BEEN A LOT OF ACCIDENTS AND THAT I SHOULD SLOW DOWN.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=that I should slow down.]


It's hard to tell if anyone is paying attention to the new signs just yet, but the Virginia State Police say they will enforce the speed limit.
VDOT plans to follow up with more studies of its own to determine if they've succeeded in trading a few miles per hour for a greater measure of safety.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

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


The latest effort to change Virginia's sodomy law ends in defeat.
Details next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And just two days after a car plowed into its dining room-- Lynchburg's Golden Corral is open for business.
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[Sodomy-Law]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:34:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One of Virginia's oldest and most resilient laws has survived another political challenge.
The sodomy law -- which makes oral or anal sex between consenting adults a felony -- was upheld today in a House committee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Alexandria Democrat Brian Moran (muh-RAN) sponsored this year's challenge of it -- which increased penalties for public sex acts... but decriminalized private ones.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:35:51]
[IN Q=I think]

((DEL. BRIAN MORAN/(D) ALEXANDRIA: I THINK THAT THE PUBLIC POLICY OF THE COMMONWEALTH SHOULD BE THAT WE SHOULD STAY OUT OF PEOPLE'S BEDROOMS AND NOT HAVE FELONY PROSECUTIONS FOR ACTS BY CONSENTING ADULTS IN PRIVATE. UNFORTUNATELY, THE MAJORITY OF THE COMMITTEE DID NOT FEEL THAT WAY.))
[SOT 14:48:03]

((DEL. BOB MCDONNELL/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: I THINK THAT THE LAW IS NOT JUST A STICK TO BEAT PEOPLE OVER THE HEAD WITH... MORAL FABRIC OF OUR SOCIETY. IT'S A STANDARD BY WHICH CONDUCT IS JUDGED.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Brian Moran/(D) Alexandria; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob McDonnell/(R) Virginia Beach; :14]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=is judged.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=None]


Delegate McDonnell was one of 12 votes to kill the sodomy bill.
Another Republican agreed, telling the committee that legalizing private sodomy would make Virginia "like San Francisco," where homosexuals had parades to celebrate their sex acts.

[House-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:19:24]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


On his last full day as President, Bill Clinton did NOT escape ridicule in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


It started when Virginia's longest- serving African American state lawmaker fired off a final objection to John Ashcroft becoming U-S Attorney General.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT house 11:30:56]
[IN Q=There are]

((DEL. BILLY ROBINSON/(D) NORFOLK: THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER PERSONS WELL QUALIFIED TO SERVE IN THIS CAPACITY, THAT I HAD THE FEELING THAT I SHOULD REGISTER AT LEAST MY OBJECTION, AND URGE THOSE WHO ARE HERE TODAY TO CONTACT OUR MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE TO INDICATE YOUR OBJECTION.))
[sot HOUSE 11:31:33]

((DEL. JAY O'BRIEN/R-FAIRFAX CO.: MR. SPEAKER AND LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, UH, STEAM IS COMING OUT OF MY EARS OVER THE RECENT COMMENTS. I HAVE SAT ON THIS SIDE OF THE AISLE WHILE OUR OUTGOING PRESIDENT EMBARRASSED HIS OFFICE, AND REFRAINED MYSELF BECAUSE I DID NOT THINK IT WAS MY PLACE OR MY DUTY, WHILE OTHERS SPOKE ABOUT MR. CLINTON'S ACTIVITIES WHILE IN OFFICE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Billy Robinson/(D) Norfolk; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jay O'Brien/(R) Fairfax Co.; :25]
[RUNS=:45]
[OUT Q=in office.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=None]


The exchange generated an admonishment from House Speaker Vance Wilkins... but that was mostly about taking the House's time when they could be leaving early for the weekend.

[Golden-Corral]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:52:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's back to business as usual at a Lynchburg restaurant, two days after a car plowed into the building and injured nine customers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Wednesday]


Police say an elderly driver's foot slipped on the accelerator, sending his Cadillac through the front wall of the Golden Corral Wednesday.
Today, the holes were patched and customers returned to the restaurant for the first time since the accident.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 9:51:47]
[IN Q=I hope they]

((ERIC ESTERLINE/GOLDEN CORRAL GM: I HOPE THEY COME ON IN JUST TO CHECK IT OUT. I KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF REGULAR GUESTS THAT COME IN AND THEY'VE MISSED US THE LAST TWO DAYS THAT WE'VE BEEN CLOSED. SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE.. BETWEEN 11 AND 12 WE HAVE A LOT OF REGULARS THAT COME IN HERE EVERY DAY, I HOPE THEY COME ON BACK IN TODAY TO CHECK US OUT. THEY MIGHT SIT SOMEWHERE ELSE, THEY USUALLY SIT RIGHT HERE EVERY DAY, THEY MIGHT MOVE TO ANOTHER SECTION OF THE RESTAURANT TODAY, BUT HOPEFULLY THEY KNOW IT SHOULD BE A GOOD, SAFE PLACE TO EAT TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Eric Esterline/Golden Corral GM]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=to eat today.]
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[VO-NAT]


Esterline (ES-ter-lin) says this incident was nothing new.. a car also hit a Golden Corral he was managing in Winchester several years ago.
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[Stocks]


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


Stocks ended the week on a downer. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/90.69/10587.59/x/1.90/2770.39;]


The DOW lost 91 points.
NASDAQ picked up just two.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-h/0.06/41.25/i/0.50/24.06/h/0.25/49.19/i/0.50/18.25/h/0.13/6.13;]
[SUPER=272-h/1.56/60.56/h/0.94/31.69/i/0.25/45.69/i/0.63/47.00/i/1.77/34.21;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.13/24.13/i/0.44/16.13/h/0.63/15.88/h/0.31/43.44/i/0.19/11.13;]
[SUPER=274-i/1.38/59.94/i/2.56/53.25/i/0.38/55.38/i/0.38/65.94/i/2.25/50.81;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Wythe-Hospital]


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


Wythe County Community Hospital invested more than a million dollars in a new computer system. According to a federal lawsuit, the system doesn't work.
The hospital is suing a Georgia firm for THREE million dollars plus punitive damages, hoping to recover its losses.

[VA-Cadet]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:41:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The VA Medical Center is hoping to avoid a future nurses shortage by getting young people interested in the field.

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


14 year-old Cindy Gilday is just one of the students who has signed up to become a VA Cadette.
It's a new volunteer nursing program for students ages 14 and older at the VA Medical Center in Salem.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT21:51:05]
[IN Q=I think it's a good idea to get in]

((CINDY GILDAY:I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO GET IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND SEE WHAT IT'S LIKE AND THEN FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH IT))
[SUPER=01-Cindy Gilday/VA Cadette]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=with it]
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[VO-NAT]


The VA says two-thirds of its nurses are eligible for retirement in four years --and that's why it's time to get proactive in recruiting.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT52:42]
[IN Q=I hope that we will encourage young people]

((MARY RAYMER/VA MEDICAL CENTER: I HOPE THAT WE WILL ENCOURAGE BOTH FEMALE AND MALES TO ENTER THE FIELD OF NURSING AND I HOPE THEY WILL SEE THAT THERE'S OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM IN NURSING))
[SUPER=01-Mary Raymer/VA Medical Center]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=in nursing]
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[VO-NAT]


The students will get to observe nurses as well as get some hands-on-experience.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Orientation for the program starts at 10 a-m tomorrow.
Anyone interested in joining can just come to the VA-Medical Center.

[Education]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=bre]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC03:25]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


It was a big day for Franklin County Schools.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boones Mill]


Four of the county's elementary schools were honored by the state for their acheivments on the S-O-Ls.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:01:12.15]
[IN Q=I'M HERE NOT]

((AUDREY DAVIDSON: I'M HERE NOT ONLY TO RECOGNIZE THE STUDENTS, BUT THE PARENTS, THE FACULTY, THE ADMINISTRATORS FOR THE JOB THEY HAVE DONE. BECAUSE THEY ARE LEADERS IN THE STATE IN THAT THEY'VE ACHEIVED THIS GOAL WAY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.))
[SUPER=01-Audrey Davidson/VA Board of Education]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=]
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[VO-NAT]


Boones Mill Elementary and three other schools achieved full accreditation under the Standards of Learning program-- seven years before the deadline.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - UVa's Al Groh completes his coaching staff and Danny Wilmer is not a part of it.

Joe Gibbs comments on a similar omission in Washington. The Express is in the Roundhouse.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll tell you why more than 300 high school kids are swimming in Radford tonight.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-81 ]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/SOUTH CAROLINA]

The Express is home tonight inside the Roundhouse taking on South Carolina in a 7:30 faceoff. It's the first time Roanoke has plsyed the Stingrays this season. But with a five hundred record and the season starting to wind down a bit - Roanoke actually is more concerned about teams other than South Carolina.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've put]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=...want to get in."]
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82]
[GRAPHIC=UVA FOOTBALL]


New UVa head football coach Al Groh added the final piece to his 9 member coaching staff today as he announced the hiring of Al Golden. The 31 year old Golden will serve as the Cavaliers' defensive coordinator. He comes to UVa after coaching linebackers at Penn State last season. Golden also was a graduate assistant coach at UVa under George Welsh from 1994-96. This final hiring means UVa will have a young, energetic coaching staff - but no Danny Wilmer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]

The Buena Vista native spent 17 seasons as UVa serving as tight ends coach and more importanly the Cavs's recruiting coordinator. Many high school coaches in the state consider Wilmer to be the best recruiter in the Commonwealth. Not retaining him could come back to haunt UVa .
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[S-Gibbs]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-83]
[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS]


The Redskins' new head coach Marty Schottenheimer continues to establish his coaching staff as well. Word today is that former Bills' coach Wade Phillips will likely be the Skins' defensive coordinator. Much like Groh elected not to keep Danny Wilmer, Scottenheimer also got rid of the Redskins' link to the past.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ashburn; :00]

Offiensive line coach Russ Grimm, who played 10 years with the team, and coached 9 more with Joe Gibbs, Richie Petitbon and Norv Turner was told to leave. It's a move that Gibbs believe will come back to haunt the Skins.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THAT WAS...]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gibbs/Redskins Coach 1981-1992; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...CAN HAPPEN TO YOU."]
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[S-Suntrust]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]

The annual Sun Trust Classic high school basketball event takes place tomorrow at the Salem Civic Center. Five area teams will be matching skills against some of the best high school roundballers in the nation. It's not only a chance to shine, but also a chance to be seen.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS BRINGS IN...]
[SUPER=01-Woody Deans/SunTrust Event Organizer; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...AS WELL."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

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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[S-Swim]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-84 (58:25)]
[GRAPHIC=Swimming Logo]


Some of the top high school swimmers from the state and surrounding states are in Radford for the Southwest Virginia Invitational swim meet.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="First audio...]
[SUPER=01-Trace Lumpkin/Tournament Director; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=......do that."]
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[VO-NAT]
[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.
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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="You'll have...]
[SUPER=01-Tricia Cronise/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Summerlin/Cave Spring Head Coach; :16]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=......competition here."]
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