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Sports fans stick around- We're going to check out some local guys who are going to the big dance- the superbowl-


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[VO-NAT]


Plus guess who's coming to Tech? The number one high school recruit.
And speaking of high school- students are not supposed to smoke but they do .. right near school. Now some people want to stop that.
Plus we'll hear from two of the prison escapees- recorded just before their capture.
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[Talent=Jean]


Don't go away.. News 7 is next.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[VO-NAT]

It's illegal for anyone under 18 to possess tobacco products... So why are some underage high school students getting away with lighting up in public?
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[ANCHOR=JEan]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening.

[PH-Smokers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=01-02 TC12:30]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]

Groups of teens gather near Patrick Henry High School to socialize - and to smoke. Now some Roanoke city school board members are asking why the illegal activity is allowed to continue. Meredyth Censullo reports, the answer is a bit hazy.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Roanoke City School Board;:14]
[SUPER=01-Destiny/Patrick Henry Freshman;:42]
[SUPER=01-Doris Ennis/Patrick Henry Principal;1:07]
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[OUT Q=news 7 Roanoke.]

((The library is a popular place for these Patrick Henry high school students, before and after school. The problem - some of the underage students are checking out Marlboros, not Moby Dick.

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[SOT @ HARRIS TAPE @ 46:28 - 46:38]
[IN Q=And so just...]

((AND SO JUST LIKE WE WOULD WANNA CRACK DOWN ON KIDS DRINKING IN PUBLIC, I WOULD HOPE WE'D WANNA CRACK DOWN ON KIDS SMOKING IN PUBLIC.))
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[OUT Q=smoking in public.]


The teens who hang out here - off school grounds - are coming under fire from some board members who say not only is underage smoking illegal, it presents a bad image of P-H. Students see it differently.

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[IN Q=Alot of my...]

((@ 1:02:09 - 1:02:11 ALOT OF MY FRIENDS SMOKE AND I USED TO BUT...)) [BUTT BUTT BUTT] ((@1:02:39 - 1:02:46 WE JUST HANG OUT, HAVE FUN, WAIT FOR PEOPLE'S RIDES...SEE FRIENDS WE DON'T GET TO SEE DURING SCHOOL.))
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((ITS NOT SURPRISING...WE WANT THE PROBLEM STOPPED.))
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P-H Principal Doris Ennis agrees more needs to be done to get these kids to kick their habits. But she says school resource officers - who patrol the packs of students even off school property - are stretched thin.
Ennis wants more officers in the classroom.

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[IN Q=Then the resource...]

((DORIS ENNIS/PHHS PRINCIPAL: THEN THE RESOURCE OFFICER WOULD HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE ONE ON ONE CONTACT WITH STUDENTS OTHER THAN WHEN THE STUDENT IS ENGAGED IN THE ACTIVITY - ANOTHER SETTING.))
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[OUT Q=another setting.]


But police say though they've tried to control the problem, prevention lies in schools' hands, and they don't plan to supply more officers to P-H. So Ennis plans to stiffen the consequences for repeat offenders - even those seen smoking off school property .. and can only hope it helps put out the problem. Meredyth Censullo, News 7, Roanoke.))

[RAMS-Building]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mce]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC26:58]
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From one corner to another. The Roanoke City school board wants to construct a new building for the Roanoke Academy of Mathematics and Science right down the road from its current location.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The board has chosen a site in adjacent Kennedy Park, at the corner of 19th Street and Andrews Road, as a tentative location.
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((RICHARD KELLEY/ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: BY MOVING THE FACILITY TO A NEW SITE, WE'LL KEEP THE OLD BUILDING OPEN AND WHEN THE NEW BUILDING IS FINISHED, WE'LL MOVE THE STUDENTS TO THE NEW BUILDING AND AVOID RELOCATING THOSE STUDENTS FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO YEARS.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Kelley/Assistant Superintendent]
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[OUT Q=two years.]
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[VO-NAT]

Federal deed restrictions require the city to buy a piece of private property to be used as parkland, since a portion of Kennedy Park will be taken away. Kelley says a greenway along the Roanoke river the city has already purchased might satisfy the requirement.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]

If the Board gets the O-K from federal and local governments, construction could be underway by the Spring of 2002.

[School-Closing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Info.]


We have one school announcement to make tonight.
The Carlisle School in Martinsville will be closed tomorrow and Friday because so many students and teachers have the flu.

[29-Hearing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:25:34]
[GRAPHIC=Route 29 Improvements]


It may not happen for years-, but Lynchburg may finally get that interstate highway it's been lacking.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


V-DOT is wrapping up a three- year study that would make major improvements to Route 29 from the North Carolina border to Charlottesville.
That includes turning the four- lane road into a restricted access freeway.. meaning local residents and businesses would no longer have instant access to the roadway.
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[IN Q=The major impact]

((JOE SPRINGER/PARSONS TRANSPORTATION GROUP: THE MAJOR IMPACT IS NOT NECESSARILY WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THAT MUCH LAND OR WIDEN THE HIGHWAY THAT MUCH, IT'S SIMPLY HOW YOU'RE GOING TO GET ONTO THE HIGHWAY. AND IN SOME CASES, FOLKS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DOUBLE BACK TO GET ONTO 29, THAT'S SORT OF AN INEVITABLE IMPACT OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.))
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[VO-NAT]


V-DOT is holding a number of public meetings to get residents' opinions on the plan.
Officials stress the project is only in the planning stage and it hasn't been funded yet.
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[Texas-Escapees]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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They're breathing easier in Colorado tonight.
That's because the last of seven escaped convicts are back in jail tonight.
Chris Lawrence has the latest from Colorado Springs.
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[OUT Q=Standard out.]



[Buford-Furrow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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A white supremicist with local ties- has been spared the death penalty-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles/1999;]


It was 1999 when Buford Furrow opened fire in a California Jewish Community Center day care- wounding five people there. He also killed a Filipino American mail carrier.
Under a plea agreement, Furrow will get a mandatory life sentence without parole.
Furrow's father went to school in Roanoke-
[Super=03-Salem/1999;]


Shortly after the shooting News 7 spoke with his grandmother in Salem- who said her grandson is mentally ill and had at one point put himself in a mental institution.
Clarsie Furrow said her grandson got mixed-up with the wrong crowd.
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[Bedford-Rape]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:15:00]
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A convicted sex offender is back behind bars after police say he brutally attacked a woman in Bedford County.
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[VO-NAT]


35-year old Edward Jonathan Cash was arrested Monday in a home near Vinton.
Police say he raped, sodomized and tried to choke to death a 60- year- old family member there.
Cash had been living at the home since his parole January 11th.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


He was released after serving 17 years on an abduction and sexual battery conviction.

[Bush]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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John Ashcroft's confirmation is almost a sure thing- but hearings for the Attorney General nominee are on hold anyway- until next Wednesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Democrats want written answers from Ashcroft to more than 125 questions- before the committee votes on recommending him.
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((I THINK THEY'RE MAKING SURE WHEN THEY CONFIRM HIM ALL QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.))
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[VO-NAT]


No delay though for other cabinet nominees-
The Senate confirmed Tommy Thompson as the new Health and Human Services Secretary-
Also confirmed- the lone democrat- Norman Mineta for Transportation Secretary.
And day after Bush unveiled his new education plan- his new education secretary- Rod Paige- was sworn in.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Thousands of people are being laid off all across the country tonight.
Find out who's cutting when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


And some new names are coming to Valley View mall.
We'll tell you what's in store.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office on a hoopla filled hump day. Highlights from VMI, Radford, W&L and UVa's house of horrors the dean Dome. Plus, our Hometown Super Bowl Hero series continues as Steve Mason hooks up three stars from the Lynchburg area. Plus Vick fires his agent and the Hokies get a commitment from the coveted Kevin Jones tonight on the Big 7.))[NS-earn

ings]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:32:19]
[GRAPHIC=NS EArnings Up]


Things seem to be looking up for the railroad-- at least at first glance.
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[VO-NAT]
[PRE PRO of #'s]


Norfolk Southern's net income was up from 31 million to 44 million dollars from the last quarter of 1999. [END PRE PRO]
But the company still plans to cut nearly six percent of its workforce and sell thousands of miles of track to cut costs over the next 12 months.
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[tc:: 20:09:04]
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((DAVID GOODE: WE WANT TO RESIST THE TEMPTATION TO GIVE YOU SPECIFIC TARGETS, INSTEAD WE WILL TRY TO ANNOUNCE TO YOU THE SAVINGS THAT WE SEE THE SPECIFICS EARLY IN THE QUARTER.))
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[OUT Q=in the quarter.]
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[VO-NAT]


The company says a slowing economy and high fuel prices are to blame for the cutbacks.
Union leaders still blame the Conrail merger.
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[Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Layoffs are not just coming at Norfolk Southern but several other large companies-
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[VO-NAT]


America Online will get rid of 2-thousand workers-
Whirlpool is cutting 6-thousand jobs- and Lucent Technologies made the biggest cuts- 10-thousand employers- nearly a tenth of its workforce.
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((JIM WEISS/STATE STREET RESEARCH: THESE LUCENT LAYOFFS ARE NOT THE LAST. THIS IS A PATTERN THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE. BUT THE SIZE OF THEM IS NOT SUFFICIENT TO CAUSE US TO BELIEVE THAT A RECESSION IS COMING.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Weiss/State Street Research;]
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[OUT Q=A RECESSION IS COMING.]
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[VO-NAT]


Alan Greenspan speaks to Congress tomorrow- he could signal whether he'll cut interest rates again.
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[Valley-View]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:06:01]
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Times are changing at Valley View Mall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Six leases are awaiting signatures so new stores could appear at any time.
Belk is expanding and will finish construction by November.
Hechts will fill the upper level of the old Montgomery Ward.
The Mall is readying the bottom floor for a new tenant.
Matthew's Hallmark is set to close tomorrow. The other Hallmark at Valley View will stay open.
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[Willett]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC39:24]
[GRAPHIC=Roy Willett]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
A Roanoke County Judge's days on the bench may be numbered.
After 24 years on the bench, Roy Willett has not been re-appointed.
Keith Humphry tells us why.
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[IN Q=Other judges and]

(( Other judges and lawyers in the area say this did not come without warning.
One attorney sums up the problem, by saying of Willett: "He never works, and he's abusive to lawyers."
In addition to a short temper, cited by lawyers who practice before him, Willett's fellow judges feel he spends too much time away from the courthouse, leaving them to balance the case load.
State Delegate Morgan Griffith sent out a letter to members of the Salem-Roanoke County bar last year, soliciting opinions about the two judge's coming up for re-appointment: Willet and J-and-D Judge Joe Clarke. Clarke's re-appointment is NOT in trouble.
Sources indicate Griffith heard from more than 50 lawyers who said Willet should NOT be re-appointed.
Some UN-solicited letters came from ROANOKE lawyers who wanted Willett replaced.))
[SUPER=03-Salem/1997; :00]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A legislative source says Morgan Griffith just wanted to get Willett's attention, and that they may still work out some arrangement for his re-appointment when they meet with the judge Friday.
Judge Willett declined to discuss any of this today.

[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:49:37]
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A House of Delegates committee wants to test the U-S Constitution, by putting "In God We Trust" in every Virginia classroom.
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-PRINCE WILLIAM CO.: IT'S ON THE MONEY...I DON'T SEE WHY WE WOULDN'T POST IT IN OUR SCHOOLS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Prince William Co.; ]
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[OUT Q=our schools.]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Civil Liberties Union has already promised a court challenge.
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((RICHARD FERRIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: THE SUPREME COURT HAS FREQUENTLY NOTED THAT CHILDREN ARE... EXTREMELY SUSCEPTIBLE TO RELIGIOUS INDOCTRINATION.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Ferris/Virginia ACLU; ]
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The "In God We Trust" bill now heads to the full House.
A bill mandating that children say the Pledge of Allegiance is headed to a Senate committee.
[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


The Red Cross fights a never-ending battle to keep the area's blood supply full.
Find out how you can help when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]


It's rare that adults venture on to a school bus.
But that wasn't the case in Henry County today.
Find out why the school board climbed on-- next.
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[Henry-Schools]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:14:25]
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Members of the Henry County school board spent their morning cruising through the county.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

Members boarded a school bus to gain insight into a controversial issue. The board is CONSIDERING a plan that would consolidate four of the county's high schools into two. Under the plan, students would attend Bassett or Magnavista high schools. But if the proposal is approved some parents say their children would have to ride the bus for more than an hour each way. Today's ride timed out at 61 minutes from the Mountain Valley community to Magnavista high school.
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((KATHRYN WICKLINE/HENRY CO. CHAIRWOMAN: I ENJOYED THE RIDE BUT I CAN IMAGINE WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE FOR CHILDREN. teresa speaks: so does that change your opinion? KATHRYN WICKLINE: IT'S SOMETHING I'VE GOT TO THINK ABOUT A LITTLE MORE, IT IS A LONG RIDE. I HAD TO GET MY LEGS BACK WHEN I GOT OFF THE BUS. LAUGHTER.))
[SUPER=01-Kathryn Wickline/Henry Co. Chairwoman;]
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[OUT Q=(ends on laughter.)]
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[VO-NAT]

Critics say although the trip took an hour the bus driver did not encounter any bad weather or heavy traffic.. which would add time to the trip. The board has not made any decisions on the issue.
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[Blood-Donations]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC2:02:40]
[GRAPHIC=Blood Supply]


One blood donation can save as many as four lives.
But only five percent of the population donates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


It's a concern for hospitals because the demand for blood is growing.
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((DR. ALFRED CAMPBELL/CARILION BLOOD BANK: THERE IS A CONCERN THAT AS WE INCREASE OUR USAGE AND WE'RE NOT ABLE TO INCREASE THE DONOR BASE THERE WILL BE A PROBLEM. AND THEN WE WOULD RUN SHORT OF BLOOD AND THEN WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS WE'LL IDENTIFY THOSE PATIENTS AND PHYSICIANS TO LET THEM KNOW WE MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO DO THE SURGERY AVAILABLE TO US))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Alfred Campbell/Carilion Blood Bank]
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[OUT Q=to us]
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[VO-NAT]


The American Red Cross is the only supplier of blood for Carilion - it also serves dozens of other hospitals in the area.
The Red Cross would like to have 3-day supply.
But right now, the reserve is down to only a half-day supply.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


One the biggest blood drives of the year will be held tomorrow in the Squires Student Center at Virginia Tech from 10 a-m to 4 p-m.

[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]

College hoops hilites from W&L, VMI, Radford, plus the UVa men and women. Plus, the Hometoen Super Bowl spotlight is on the Hill City tonight. But first in tonight's Extra Point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Newport News/January 11; :00]

Michael Vick has reportedly fired his agent Andrew Joel. At this newsconference on January 11th to announce his intentions to turn pro Vick said he did not have an agent even though Joel said he signed Vick a week earlier. Vick also may get rid of the marketing agency owned by Jim Kelly. Word is that he may end up with his cousin Aaron Brooks' agent Leigh Steinberg.
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[GO TO BREAK] [go to score boards]
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[go to break]

[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-90 4048TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia men's basketball team came into last night ranked 12th in the nation, but just 2-and-3 in the ACC, plus Virginia had yet to get a road win in the Conference.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ESPN; :00]

Last year they turned UNC into road kill in Chapel Hill - but Donald Hand's errant slam dunk would provide a little foreshadowing for this game's outcome. The big problem for UVa throughout was Carolina's Joseph Forte. He beat the Cavs from every angle on the floor scoring 14 in the first half and 30 points for the game. Thanks to Forte and Brendan Haywood the Tarheels led by 15 at halftime.
[SUPER=33-Virginia #12/81/N. Carolina #6/88;]

But give Virginia credit - the Cavs battled back and got the lead down to 3 on several occasions, before Carolina held on for the 88-to-81 win.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 1203] Catch Virginia back in action on Your Hometown Station this Saturday afternoon at four against Clemson.
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[S-Women]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 11844 TC]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The Virginia women were also on the road last night in Tallahassee hoping to make quick work of the Florida State Seminoles and get back on the winning track.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/Sunshine Network; :00]

Schuye (SKY) Larue and the Virginia women folded at Duke on Monday night, but yesterday evening they came out with plenty of intensity as Larue makes the steal and goes coast to coast for the score. She would finish with 16 points.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/58/Florida State/60;]

Florida State got looked to Brooke Wyckoffe to provide its firepower. She hits this jumper in transition. Virginia stumbles again as FSU wins 60-to-58.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-86 (39:47)]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


V-M-I would face East Tennessee, the top team in the Southern Conference, last night at Cameron Hall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Keydets vs Bucs; :]


The Keydets looking at a chance to improve their conference record.
Eric Mann goes inside to Radee Skipworth he hits the inside hoop and V-M-I trailed by 3 in the first half.
The Bucs come back down the floor and go inside to Renaldo Johnson who knocks it in off the glass.
[SUPER=33-East Tennessee/74/VMI/60/;]


V-M-I kicks it out on this play and Daron Pressley pulls up and hits the three but East Tennessee goes on to win it 74 to 60.
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-81 tc 54:24]
[GRAPHIC=Radford]


Andy Savetchenko scored 14 points and had 14 rebounds last night as Radford beat Winthrop in the Big South.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Winthrop vs. Radford;]


The Highlanders kept it close in the first half with some long bombs...this three coming off the hands of Correy Watkins.
Winthrop feeds Marcus Stewart down low. Radford bats the ball away but Owen Barnes takes control and gets the two for the Eagles.
[super=33-Winthrop/54/Radford/59;]


Watkins takes the Highlanders down low with this pass to Jason Williams. Williams makes the acrobatic shot and Radford pulls away in the second half for the 59-54 victory.
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[S-W&L]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-87 (43:59)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


In Division three, The Generals and Emory and Henry hooked up in the ODAC.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Generals vs Wasps; :]


The Generals looking for their 4-th win in the conference.
But Emory And Henry would get the jump Andrew Gamble hits the jumper and the Wasps held a 1 point lead.
Washington and Lee kicks it out behind the line and Chard Braley hits three of his game high 13 points.
[SUPER=33-Washington & Lee/47/Emory & Henry/45/;]


The game was close to the wire and the Generals sneak away with the 47 to 45 win.
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[S-Lynchburg]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-83 1:05:09]
[GRAPHIC=Super Bowl 35]

Our weeklong look at the area's Hometown Super Bowl heroes continues tonight with the Hill City in the spotlight. Here's Steve Mason.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Owings Mills, MD; :00]
[SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ; :07]
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((While many years and miles now separate Anthony Poindexter from Jefferson Forest, Cornell Brown from E.C. Glass and Keith Hamilton from Heritage, these three favorite sons of Lynchburg hold the Hill City close to their hearts. ((KEITH HAMILTON:)) ((ANTHONY POINDEXTER:)) ((CORNELL BROWN:)) Cornell wore number 45 while leading the Hilltoppers to a pair of regional titles. For the first time in years, he's a back up and a special teamer for the Ravens. He gets a kick out of his hometown connection with Poindexter. ((:)) The former Virginia Tech All-American and his older brother Ruben, a Buffalo Bill and former Pitt Panther, have strong ties to Hamilton, a teamate of Ruben's at Pitt. At Heritage, Hamilton was aggressive to say the least. ((:)) From the day he learned to tie his shoes, Hamilton was educated in survival from his Lynchburg peers. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((POINDEXTER:))
While predicting the outcome of super bowl 35, one thing is for certain, in less than a week, the town of Lynchburg will be able to boast of producing a Super Bowl champion. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

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And the greater Lynchburg area continues to produce outstanding talent. Yesterday afternoon Jefferson Forest senior Chris Owen, the 6-2, 210 pound linebacker and running back committed to Wake Forest. He will formally sign on February 7th.

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Virginia Tech is certainly proving that when it comes to recruiting - it is more than able to keep up with the Jones.


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Yesterday afternoon at Cardinal O'Hara high school in Philadelphia, Kevin Jones shocked his home state when he pulled out a Penn State jersey, put it away and then quickly pulled off his sweater to unveil a Virginia Tech Michael Vick jersey. Jones, who is considered by many to be the best high school running back in the nation, picked Tech over Penn State, Tennessee, UCLA, and Notre Dame.
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Jones first got interested in Tech while running track at Rector Field house where he met Hokie football administrator Denny Marie. He made several visits to Tech this year on Homecoming and on December 15th. (--------------)