[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[VO-NAT]


The family of a popular Roanoke landlord adopts a new approach in the search for information about Jimmie Lee Penn's death.
That's our top story tonight.
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[TALENT=Keith]


A LIVE report from Richmond where the attacks on Governor Gilmore are coming from all sides.

[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 Sports, the Express loses another player. Our Hometown Super Bowl Hero series rolls in with a look at the UVa factor in Sunday's game.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll meet the VMI Keydet who has been double-trouble for the opposition this season in the Southern Conference.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


The cold temperatures continues for another night but then some warmer weather will head our way details coming up.....

[Video-Open]


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



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[SOT 07:31]
[IN Q=There are people out there]

((THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE TO COME FORWARD. WE KNOW THEY WANT TO.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=know they want to.]
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[VO-NAT]


More than two years after the murder of a Roanoke man, members of his family are hoping a new approach will bring new information.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Penn-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:50:13]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


Jimmie Lee Penn was shot and killed in October, 1998. Despite a reward, the investigation has not brought an arrest.
But Penn's relatives say they are more optimistic now than they've been in months, and tonight Joe Dashiell reports they've set up a new, independent and anonymous hotline to bring out more information.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hardly a day passes]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Renea Taylor/Jimmie Penn's Daughter; :12]
[SUPER=04-October 1, 1998; :24]
[SUPER=01-Frank Penn/Jimmie Penn's Brother; :43]
[SUPER=01-Tracy Penn/Jimmie Penn's Daughter; :57]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((Hardly a day passes that members of Jimmie Lee Penn's family aren't reminded of his absence, frustrated by the fact that his killer has never been brought to justice.
[SOT 00:49]
[IN Q=Somebody killed my dad]

((SOMEBODY KILLED MY DAD. AND I KNOW THAT SOMEBODY OUT THERE KNOWS. AND I'VE DISCUSSED IT AT LENGTH WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE LITTLE BITS AND PIECES OF INFORMATION, BUT JUST NOT THAT MISSING LINK THAT WE NEED TO PULL IT ALL TOGETHER.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=pull it all together.]


Penn was shot and killed outside a rental home he owned on Patterson Avenue. Despite a reward that has climbed to ten-thousand dollars, and a continuing police investigation no one has been charged with the crime.
Members of Penn's family are setting up a new hotline, anonymous and independent of police, in the search for more information.
[SOT 08:43]
[IN Q=I would just like to speak]

((FRANK PENN: I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SPEAK TO THOSE PERSONS WHO WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING, BUT FOR SOME REASON ARE INHIBITED IN DOING IT, WHETHER IT'S FEAR OR WHAT HAVE YOU OR SOME CODE THEY THINK IS WRONG FOR THEM TO DO THAT. I WANT TO SAY TO THEM IT'S RIGHT TO DO.)) ((TRACY PENN: YOU WILL BE PROTECTED TO THE BEST THAT WE CAN PROTECT YOU. SO ANY INFORMATION PLEASE CALL THE NUMBER.))
[RUNS= :25]
[OUT Q=please call the number.]


Anyone with information on the murder of Jimmie Lee Penn is encouraged to call 540- 265- 8300.
The toll-free number is 888- 265- 8300.
Penn's relatives say they remain confident that someone who can solve this case... will come forward.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

[Montvale-Park]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:26:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans for a controversial industrial park for Montvale have been scrapped in the face of strong neighborhood opposition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/Monday]


More than a hundred residents turned out for Monday's Bedford County supervisors meeting to speak out against the proposal.
The planning commission later turned down the rezoning request by a 6- to- 1 vote.
Yesterday, the county's Industrial Development Authority decided to withdraw the plans altogether.
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[SOT 10:04:10]
[IN Q=We did not]

((SUE GILBERT/BEDFORD CO. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: WE DID NOT HEAR ANYTHING AT THE PUBLIC HEARING AND VERY LITTLE PRIVATELY IN SUPPORT OF IT. AND THE WAY DEMOCRACY WORKS IS, WHEN THE PEOPLE SPEAK, THE GOVERNMENT LISTENS AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANTED TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Sue Gilbert/Bedford Co. Economic Devel.]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=wanted to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilbert says the county is still working to develop another regional park on Route 221 just outside Bedford.
Land for that project is already zoned industrial.
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[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#00-51 TC1:15:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


"A man who's NOT shackled by the truth can win any argument."
Vinton Democrat Dick Cranwell borrows the phrase from his father, to indict his Governor.
The Governor presiding over NO car tax and a national Republican party got it from all sides today.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
Who said what?
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, Democrats have seen measures to rein in the powers of the executive branch die a thousand deaths this session.
Today, they pointed fingers at a Governor they say is too focused on national politics.
They're calling him Governor Gone More.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=On the issue]
[SUPER=01-Del. Al Pollard/(D) Lancaster Co.; :00]
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :08 Quick!]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :12]
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :30]
[SUPER=@Armstrong; :38]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; 1:23]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=for State Police?]
(([SOT 11:11:21]

((DEL. AL POLLARD/D-LANCASTER CO.: ON THE ISSUE OF FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, THE GOVERNOR HAS LEFT VIRGINIA IN MIND, BODY, AND SOUL.))
[RUNS= 07]



[SOT 12:21:03]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THE DEMOCRATS ARE ATTACKING ME. UNANIMOUSLY I IMAGINE.))
[RUNS= 04 ]


They held a mock funeral for fiscal responsibility, under the statue of its fierce advocate, Senator Harry Byrd.
Democrats say the Gilmore administration's mismanagement has wasted more than 368 million dollars, on things like cost overruns and a NOT working computer system at VDOT.
[SOT 11:16:32]

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: GOVERNOR SPILL MORE HAS SPILLED ENOUGH MONEY TO PAY FOR THE CAR TAX REFUND. DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG/D-HENRY CO.: I GOT ONE E-MAIL THAT SAYS THAT I OUGHT TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE CAR TAX. BUT YOU WANT TO COME SEE ALL OF THE OTHER E-MAILS THAT I'VE GOTTEN ABOUT THE OTHER PRIORITIES IN EDUCATION AND DEPUTY SHERIFFS, I'LL BE GLAD TO SHOW YOU THOSE.))
[RUNS= 19]



[SOT 12:23:07 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: YOU SEE THAT'S ALL JUST NONSENSE AND MISLEADING. THEY'RE ATTEMPTING TO JUST DIVERT ATTENTION, TO MISLEAD THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA ABOUT THEIR OPPOSITION TO THE CAR TAX. I MEAN THE TRUTH IS WE'RE CLEANING UP ALL THE OLD DEMOCRATS' PROBLEMS IN THIS ADMINISTRATION.))
[RUNS= 14 ]


But many of the problems he cites were initiated under his Republican predecessor George Allen.
And it's the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and Republicans in the Senate who are asking the most questions about the borrowing and cuts that pay for moving to the 70 percent phase-out of the car tax.
Today's Republican message was on state troopers.
[sot senate 01:08:04]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE/R-VIRGINIA BEACH: TO SUGGEST THAT SIMPLY BECAUSE WE HAVE DONE THE RIGHT THING IN THE PAST WE SHOULD SIT SILENT IN THE FUTURE IS RIDICULOUS. THE ISSUE IS ARE THERE CUTS IN THIS BUDGET FOR STATE POLICE?))
[runs= 13 ] ))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The big news here this afternoon: the Senate Transportation gave a green light to a package of bills that would crack down on teenage drivers.
-- raising the age for a learners permit and license by six months each.
-- limiting the number of teen passengers in cars with teen drivers.
-- and barring teens from driving at all between midnight and four a-m.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave]


Those bills now head to the full Senate, despite protest today from some teens who say they're UNconstitutional.

[Telemarketing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC27:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may NOT want their calls.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


But telemarketers provide more than 40-thousand jobs in Virginia.
Attorney General Mark Earley has authored a bill to limit the times they call and allow you to sue them.
A fellow Republican calls it a job destroyer.
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[SOT SENATE 01:25:43]
[IN Q=What we]

((SEN. RUSS POTTS/R-WINCHESTER: WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS ONE OF THE WORST PIECES OF LEGISLATION EVER INTRODUCED ON THIS FLOOR.))
[SOT SENATE 01:22:54]

((SEN. LESLIE BYRNE/D-FALLS CHURCH: WE CAN'T BLOCK CALLS BY PUTTING OUR NAME ON A MASTER LIST... ALL WE CAN DO IS SUE. AND WE CAN SUE EACH AND EVERY TELEMARKETER. AND SO MAYBE WE SHOULD CALL THIS THE FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR LAWYERS ACT.))

[SUPER=01-Sen. Russ Potts/(R) Winchester; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Leslie Byrne/(D) Falls Church; :09]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=lawyers act.]
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[VO-NAT]


Despite the criticism, the Senate passed the bill on a 31 to 9 vote.
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[SOT 14;35:45]
[IN Q=Legitimate telemarketers]

((ATTORNEY GEN. MARK EARLEY: LEGITIMATE TELEMARKETERS PRETTY MUCH OBEY THESE THINGS AS GOOD BUSINESS PRACTICES NOW. BUT THIS IS GOING TO ALLOW CONSUMERS TO FIGHT BACK WHEN THEY'RE ABUSED))
[SUPER=@Earley;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=they're abused.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill now heads to the House of Delegates.
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[School-Flu]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC00:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thirty-percent of its students are out sick.
So a Martinsville school cancelled classes today and will close again tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Students weren't the only ones getting sick at the Carlisle School-- so were many of the teachers.
School officials say students and teachers were coming down with several different viruses.
And they're not sure at this point is the flu is one of them.
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[SOT2;54]
[IN Q=It is unusual for us to close]

((COLIN FERGUSON/CARLISLE SCHOOL HEADMASTER; IT IS UNUSUAL FOR US TO CLOSE FOR ILLNESS. BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT APPEARS TO BE DIFFERENT THEN WHAT WE SEE EVERY YEAR IT'S JUST MORE CONCENTRATED RIGHT NOW))
[SUPER=01-Colin Ferguson/Carlisle School Headmaster]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=right now]
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[VO-NAT]


Memorial Hospital has reported a significant increase in the number of children coming to the emergency room-- complaints range from respiratory problems to flu like symptoms
The Health Department says the flu is widespread in the region and recommends parents get their children vaccinated


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[SOT11:53]
[IN Q=Influenza will continue across]

((DR. ELIZABETH FERGUSON/WEST PIEDMONT HEALTH DISTRICT; INFLUENZA WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE STATE PERHAPS. IT TAKES TWO WEEKS TO DEVELOP IMMUNITY))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Elizabeth Ferguson/West Piedmont Health District]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=immunity]
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[VO-NAT]


The Carlisle School will resume classes on Monday.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


You don't often associate kangaroos with Floyd County-- but believe it or not, one is on the loose there.
Details are still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And next-- see the smile on a young girl's face as she hears sounds and voices for the first time in her life.


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[Cochlear-Implants]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:06:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hearing is believing for one South Boston teenager.
Thanks to advanced technology, Tabitha Martin can hear voices for the first time.
Justin McLeod shows how the device works and why its not for everyone.
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[SOT 01:04:13, TAPE 1]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND]
[SUPER=01-Tabitha Martin/S. Boston Teen; :12]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Brian McKinnon/UVA Audiology Dept.; :24]
[SUPER=@Justin1; :46 ]
[SUPER=01-Linda Martin/Mother; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:49]
[OUT Q=Justin McLeod, News 7]

((((NAT SOUND OF MEDICAL ASSISTANT SAYING HELLO TO TABITHA)) Until this week, 14 year old Tabitha Martin never heard the words most of us hear everyday. She's been profoundly deaf all her life, until now.
[SOT 1:04:33 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=Listen say Monday,]

((TABITHA MARTIN/SOUTH BOSTON TEEN: LISTEN SAY MONDAY, "MONDAY," WEDNESDAY, "WEDNESDAY," SUNDAY, "SUNDAY.")) [Runs06]
[OUT Q=Sunday, Sunday]


This is all made possible thanks to cochlear implants.
[SOT :00:56:48 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=The implants are]

((DR. BRIAN McKINNON/UVA AUDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT: THE IMPLANTS ARE AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE. AND WHAT THEY DO IS CONVERT THE SOUND THAT WE HEAR INTO AN ELECTRONIC IMPULSE.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=an electronic impulse]


The device accomplishes that by stimulating the nerves in the cochlear.
This then gives a deaf person the perception of sound.
They won't hear voices as you and I hear them.
The device translates sound waves into a voice that sounds like a computer.
[SOT :00:45:25]
[IN Q=cochlear implants have]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: COCHLEAR IMPLANTS HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR SEVERAL YEARS BUT ONLY RECENTLY HAVE THEY GAINED IN POPULARITY. THAT'S SIMPLY BECAUSE THE TECHNOLOGY GETS BETTER WITH TIME. AND ALTHOUGH THEY WORK IN A LOT OF CASES THEY DON'T WORK IN ALL OF THEM. AND EACH PERSON FEELS THE EFFECTS OF THESE IMPLANTS DIFFERENTLY.)) [Runs15]
[OUT Q=these implants differently.]
(NAT SOUND OF TABITHA HEARING A BEEP, TAPE 1, :00:54:33)


There is also a debate in the deaf community as to whether cochlear implants send the wrong message that a deaf person is not normal unless they have this device.
[SOT 16:52:15 TAPE 2]
[IN Q=When we first came]

((LINDA MARTIN/MOTHER: WHEN WE FIRST CAME UP HERE AND WE FIRST TALKED ABOUT IT. SHE SAYS NO, I DON'T WANT IT. I'D RATHER STAY THE WAY I AM.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=the way I am]


After undergoing several tests, Tabitha decided this was the way to go.
Before having the procedure, doctors stress cochlear implants won't cure deafness.
[SOT 1:01:25 TAPE 1]
[IN Q=They are not a cure]

((DR. BRIAN McKINNON/UVA AUDIOLOGY DEPARTMENT: THEY ARE NOT A CURE ALL. THEY ARE A GOOD STEP. THEY'RE A GOOD USE OF PRESENT LEVEL TECHNOLOGY TO GET INDIVIDUALS WHO WANT IT SOUND AWARENESS.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=sound awareness]


And for Tabitha, that sound awareness sounds better than living in complete silence.
Justin McLeod, News 7, ))

[Bane-suit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC41:25]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]


A Roanoke building contractor has sued W-D-B-J Television for 53-point-8-million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/June]


A report NEWS 7 broadcast last Summer focused on one of the houses Phillip Bane built on Autumn Lane.
The story cited cracks in the foundation, plumbing problems and unsecured siding on the house.
Bane says he was portrayed "as an absolute repugnant human being."
He says the stories were "aimed only at satisfying an insatiable appetite for avarice via the pecuniary yield of sensational journalism."
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


"The suit is groundless," according to News 7's News Director. "The stories are accurate," Jim Kent says, "and we stand by them."

[Stocks]


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


Investors stuck with safer bets on Wall Street, after Allen Greenspan spoke of a dramatic economic slowdown. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/82.55/10729.52/y/104.82/2754.33;]


The DOW gained 82- and- a half points.
NASDAQ lost 105.
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[VO]
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[Kangaroo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC49:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Floyd County residents: Be on the lookout for a kangaroo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;]


Captain, a four-month-old kangaroo, slipped out the door of a house near Check last Friday.
His owner, Buddy Staples, runs a year-round petting farm that features exotic and domestic animals.
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[SOT 6:53:07 - :28]
[IN Q=We thought it would]

((BUDDY STAPLES: WE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A NICE ADDITION FOR THE KIDS WHEN THEY CAME HERE TO SEE THE FARM TO SEE THE KANGAROO. OF COURSE, WE FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM. HE'S FOUR MONTHS OLD. WE'VE HAD HIM FOR TWO MONTHS. HE'S LIVED IN THE HOUSE, SO HE'S PART OF THE FAMILY. WE MISS HIM AND JUST HOPE FOR THE BEST FOR HIM, DON'T WANT HIM TO SUFFER, THAT'S MY PROBLEM IS IF HE'S SUFFERING SOMEWHERE. ))
[SUPER=07-Buddy Staples;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=if he's suffering somewhere.]
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[VO-NAT]


Staples hopes Captain found shelter in a nearby barn.
He says kangaroos can't survive cold temperatures.
If you spot the kangaroo, call the Staples Farm or the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports the Express loses another player to injury. We'll check in VMI bright spot - Eric Mann.
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[VO-NAT]

And Steve Mason continues our Hometown Super Bowl series with a look at the Cavalier Connection in UVa.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-80]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Sources told news 7 sports today that the sale of the Roanoke Express is moving along and that former Owner John Gagnon will buy 30 percent of the team. The other investors are not known at this time. It is also uncertain if former Express general manager Pierre Paiement willbe involved with the team, however, Paiement is close to opening a new restaurant downtown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

Also, center John Sadowski, the player in the teal jersey, broke his right foot during Roanoke's 5-2 win over Augusta Wednesday night. The 25 year old will be placed on the 14 day injured reserve list. Sadowski has 30 points in 46 games for the Express this season.
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[S-Cavaliers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-83 1:07:45]
[GRAPHIC=Super Bowl 35]


While the Virginia football team failed to win seven games for the first time since 1986, the UVa program has a great deal to be proud of as Super Bowl 35 approaches. Steve Mason has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/3,389 Rushing Yards at UVa; :19]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/1996; :27]
[SUPER=04-1996 Spring Game; :35]
[SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/342 Tackles at UVa; :41]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Sharper/UVa's All Time Leading Tackler; :53]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:14]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/This Week; 1:40]
[SUPER=03-Oakland, CA/AFC Championship; 1:47]
[RUNS=2:09]
[OUT Q=...News 7 sports"]
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((Tiki Barber, Anthony Poindexter and Jamie Sharper's roots go much deeper than making a super bowl appearance together. Each starred at Virginia in the mid 90's. Of the three, Barber has enjoyed the most success to date, thanks to a philosophy the over achieving athlete has carried with him since his days at Virginia. ((TIKI BARBER:))
Poindexter and Sharper remember how dedicated Barber was at UVa and they realize nothing has changed, Tiki;s work ethic makes him as dangerous as ever and both Ravens will have to hit their former teammate again. ((ANTHONY POINDEXTER:)) ((JAMIE SHARPER:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((TIKI BARBER:)) ((:))
When the game is over and the cameras stop rolling, the UVa bond will again become the focus of their friendship, one that Sharper hopes, will grow stronger in the off season. ((:))

The three former Cavaliers hold 10 UVa records between them. Steve Mason News 7 sports. )) [S-Keydets]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-91 (30:25)]
[GRAPHIC=Southern Conference]


The VMI Keydets are currently 4th in the Southern Conference's North Division. However, A bright spot in the Keydets' lineup has been the play of senior forward Eric Mann.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :]


Mann, a three year letterman, has been called on to be a team leader for the Keydets this season.
And he's filled that role leading by example.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I Think...]
[SUPER=01-Eric Mann/VMI Forward; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=......big key."]
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[VO-NAT]


A healthier Mann is leading the conference in double-doubles with 10 and he's already accomplished one of his goals this season as he leads the conference in rebounding with more than 11 a game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I would...]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=....biggest goal.]
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[TALENT=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]

ason. V-M-I plays at Western Carolina Saturday. As a team, Mann and the Keydets are pointing toward the Southern Conference tournament as the beginning of a new se