[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

The "morning after" pill. Is it an ounce of prevention... or abortion in disguise? We'll tune in to the debate i
n Richmond with a LIVE report from Ellen Qualls.
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[V/O-NAT]
And with the passing of rail photographer Winston Link- -what becomes of the plan to build a museum of his work in Roanoke?
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 Sports, Tiger Woods is injured, the Kickoff Classic doesn't include Tech. Earnhardt is getting sponsorship from OREOs cookies.
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[VO-NAT]

And Michael Vick has his new agent, and this time it's one of sports marketing giants.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Winter weather in West Virginia but not much cooking as you cross into the Old Dominion. We'll explain why and test out a Wednesday WeatherSchool question in a moment.

[Video-Open]


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



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[SOT]
[IN Q=Teenagers probably]
[sot HOUSE 01:37:38 ]

((DEL. VIOLA BASKERVILLE: TEENAGERS PROBABLY KNOW A LOT MORE ABOUT SEX THAN WE GIVE THEM CREDIT FOR KNOWING.))
[sot HOUSE 02:05:45 ]

((THIS IS A BABY PESTICIDE THAT WE'RE LOOKING IT. IT IS A TOXIC METHOD OF ELIMINATING A CHILD.))
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=a child.]
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[VO-NAT]


A grand philosophical debate over when human life begins today in Virginia's House of Delegates.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=News 7 at Six]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#01-02 TC17:08]
[GRAPHIC=Capitol Abortion Bills]


Virginia abortion rights advocates have a new tactic.
Rather than fight hardest for the right to have an abortion, they're fighting to make it easier for women to get a pill that's been available for 15 years.
They say the so-called "morning after pill" would prevent an unwanted pregnancy without an abortion.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave]


NEWS 7 Richmond Bureau Chief Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
Whether the pill actually prevents conception is the subject of much debate, I guess?
[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Hours today Keith.
House Bill 2782 would allow pharmacists to distribute the morning after pill with a phone call to a doctor... or allow doctors to distribute it directly.
The question is: how does it work?
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The bill's supporters]
[SUPER=01-Del. Paul Harris/(R) Charlottesville; :07 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jim Dillard/(R) Fairfax; :14]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :41]
[SUPER=01-Del. Dick Black/(R) Loudoun Co.; :45 ]
[SUPER=01-Del. Viola Baskerville/(D) Richmond; :57]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=petri dish pregnant?]

(( The bill's supporters say it keeps a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus-- the moment they say is conception.
[sot house 21:49 ]

((HARRIS: CAN THE GENTLEMAN STATE WITH ABSOLUTE CERTAINTY WHEN LIFE BEGINS? DILLARD: .... PREVENTS CONCEPTION.)) [runs:34 ]
But opponents say a fertilized egg is the real deal: human life.
[sot 02:06:02]

((DICK BLACK: MY GOODNESS, WHAT'S IT GOING TO TURN OUT TO BE? AN ELEPHANT? A CROCODILE? IT'S GOING TO BECOME A HUMAN BEING?)) [runs:08 ]
But what of in vitro fertilization, argues the bill's sponsor.
[sot HOUSE 01:49:03]

((VIOLA BASKERVILLE: IS THE WOMAN WHO IS NOW IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA PREGNANT BECAUSE SHE HAS NOT BEEN IMPLANTED WITH THE CELLS, OR IS THE PETRI DISH PREGNANT?)) [runs:13 ]))
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[Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The bill was killed by one vote, revived, and eventually passed 55 to 41.
It heads to a Senate committee.
Meanwhile, the Senate Courts of Justice Committee reported out the informed consent/24 hour wait for an abortion bill today.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Microwave]
(QUESTION: That's a new committee for that bill, right?)

ELLEN: Right. A strategic maneuver by abortion opponents has side-stepped the bill's usual stumbling block committee for the first time ever this year.

[Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:31:20]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


He's out of office now, but former president Bill Clinton still finds himself the legal target of the Reverend Jerry Falwell.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Falwell is suing the Clinton White House, claiming it and the F-B-I compiled a secret database on anti- abortion activists like him.
The Justice Department said today it has turned over all the relevant paperwork Falwell had sought under the Freedom of Information Act.
But Falwell's attorney says he may sue Clinton if he can prove the former president used the files to smear his client.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:42:30]
[IN Q=Once we get]

((LARRY KLAYMAN/JUDICIAL WATCH: ONCE WE GET ALL THE DOCUMENTS THAT WE'RE SEEKING AND WHEN WE CONFIRM THAT THE DOCUMENTS WERE MISUSED, THEN DR. FALWELL WILL CONSIDER WHAT, IF ANY, FURTHER LEGAL ACTION HE WISHES TO PURSUE. BECAUSE IF, AS WE BELIEVE, THEY GATHERED DOCUMENTS ILLEGALLY TO SMEAR HIM AND IN FACT DID SMEAR HIM, THEN THERE ARE LEGAL DAMAGES TO BE PAID.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Klayman/Judicial Watch]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=to be paid.]
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[VO-NAT]


A federal judge in Lynchburg today heard arguments on whether all the relevant documents have been turned over and whether Falwell's lawsuit should be dismissed.
A ruling is expected within a few days.
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[Young]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-06 TC01:52]
[GRAPHIC=Rickey Young]


The judge in the trial of Attorney Rickey Young has thrown out the two felony charges against him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The government had said Young tried to defraud D-M-V by understating the amount of money he paid for certain luxury cars... that he was trying to avoid paying the sales tax.
The judge entered a directed verdict of acquittal today on those charges.
The jury will still consider the five counts of willful failure to file federal tax returns. Those charges are misdemeanors.
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[Link]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC48:48]
[GRAPHIC=Link]


The world of lonesome whistles and pounding drivers has receded a little further into history.
Photographer O. Winston Link died yesterday afternoon near his home in Westchester County, New York.
Link had been feeling ill, and was driving himself to see a doctor.
His publicist says Link pulled off the road in the town of Katonah, New York, and asked a passerby to call 9-1-1.

By the time rescue workers arrived, Link was dead.
Publicist Tom Garver says Link died of a heart attack.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


By midday today, some of Link's fans had begun appearing at the Virginia Museum of Transportation gift shop.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We've had]

((JOE AUSTIN/GIFT SHOP VOLUNTEER: WE'VE HAD QUITE A FEW PEOPLE WHO'VE COME IN RELATING TO MR. LINK, AND BOUGHT SOME OF HIS MERCHANDISE SUCH AS HIS BOOKS, VIDEO TAPES AND HIS POSTER PHOTOGRAPHS.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Austin/Gift Shop Volunteer]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...poster photographs.]
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[VO-NAT]


Link won international fame for his pictures of steam railroading on the Norfolk & Western railway.
Some of his prints sell for thousands of dollars apiece.
Not bad for somebody who was entirely self-taught.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Never took]

((O. WINSTON LINK/PHOTOGRAPHER: NEVER TOOK A COURSE IN PHOTOGRAPHY. I STUDIED ENGINEERING, AND GOT A DEGREE IN ENGINEERING. THE PHOTOGRAPHY I LEARNED ON MY OWN))
[SUPER=10-O. Winston Link/Photographer/August 2000;]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=...learned on my own.]
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[VO-NAT]


Winston Link was 86 years old.
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[Museum]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-08 TC01:04]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Winston Link's many friends and admirers mourned his death today.
But they also said the news has strengthened their resolve to recognize the acclaimed photographer and his work.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and JoeD /Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell reports tonight from the old N&W passenger station, which may one day include a Link museum.
Joe, how will Link's death affect that project?
[LIVE=JoeD FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


Keith, it's hard to say at this point. The details of his will and the wishes of his heirs will play a major role in deciding how that project moves forward.
But leaders here in Roanoke, and some of Link's associates outside the Valley say they want to make sure the recognition of Link's accomplishments doesn't disappear with his death.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=His work is unique]
[SUPER=01-Jim Sears/Center in the Square; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14]
[RUNS=:49]
[OUT Q=Link museum here in Roanoke.]
(( [SOT 01:25]
[IN Q=His work is unique]

((JIM SEARS: HIS WORK IS UNIQUE AND HE'S CERTAINLY ONE OF THE FINEST BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHERS OF THIS PAST CENTURY.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=of this past century.]


Center in the Square President and General Manager Jim Sears took a moment this morning to reflect on Link's work.
Plans for the renovation of the old N&W station include a Link museum, and Sears recently met with him to discuss the idea.
Though they had not worked out the details... Link had insisted that the vintage 1218 locomotive be a part of the project... Sears says he remains optimistic that the project can still move forward.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We will continue]

((JIM SEARS: WE WILL CONTINUE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RESTORE THE NORFOLK AND WESTERN PASSENGER STATION. AND WE HAVE A NUMBER OF PLANS FOR THAT. AND WE WILL ALSO CONTINUE OUR DISCUSSION WITH WINSTON LINK'S ATTORNEY AND HIS HEIRS TO TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF HAVING AN O. WINSTON LINK MUSEUM HERE IN ROANOKE.))
[RUNS= :17]
[OUT Q=here in Roanoke.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD FULL/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Today, Link's business manager Tom Garver said he was also optimistic that plans for the museum will continue to move forward.
He said Link's close associate are "very interested in making sure that his vision continues to burn brightly."

[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and JoeD/Microwave;]


Keith, funeral arrangements are not complete, but we're told the service will probably be held on Saturday morning in Westchester County New York. Link will be buried next to his parents in Shepherdstown, West Virginia early next week.

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


Jim Gilmore wants one of the Republican candidates for governor to drop out.
Find out what John Hager intends to do next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's not just double trouble ... it's triple double trouble.
Three sets of twins, and plenty of confusion, in one Kingergarten classroom.
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[Hager]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC59:11]
[GRAPHIC=Hager]


It's getting to be a little distracting to him.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


So Lieutenant Governor John Hager held a news conference today to assure supporters he was running for governor-- and would NOT file tomorrow to run again for the number two spot.
Hager says from his battle with polio to his political career, he's always the target of low expectations.
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[SOT 16:07:33]
[IN Q=And in my]

((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: AND IN MY CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR... FIGHTING AGAINST THE SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Gov. John Hager/(R) Candidate for Governor;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=the system.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hager continues to call the man who apparently privately voiced the low expectations his mentor and friend.
Governor Jim Gilmore still won't say who he encouraged to drop out of the race for governor.
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[SOT 13:15:18]
[IN Q=We haven't]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WE HAVEN'T ARRANGED ANYTHING...PRESENT A UNIFIED TICKET.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=unified ticket.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=Campaign 2001]


This week is just the deadline to file as a Republican statewide candidate.
The ticket will be picked in a June convention.

[L'burg-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC44:00]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


The suspect in Lynchburg's first homicide of the year has turned himself in peacefully to police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


40- year- old James Andrew Burley was being sought in connection with the stabbing death of 51- year- old Jessie Lee Gray last night.
Police say Gray was killed during an argument in this apartment building on Rivermont Avenue.
Cops arrested Burley on an unrelated charge this morning.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:18:38]
[IN Q=This morning he]

((INVEST. DANNY VIAR/LYNCHBURG POLICE: THIS MORNING HE CAME DOWN TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, HE WAS STOPPED BY OFFICERS JUST OUTSIDE AND AT THAT POINT HE WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST FOR THE OUTSTANDING WARRANT WE HAD FOR HIM.))
[SUPER=01-Invest. Danny Viar/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=had for him.]
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[VO-NAT]


Burley was being sought for forging a public document.
Authorities plan to indict him on the murder charge next week.
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:15:19]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Police are trying to track down suspects in a shooting that happened outside Lucy Addison Middle School last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A fight broke in the parking lot after a Parks and Recreation league basketball game.
The fight ended in gunfire-- a 22-year-old Roanoke man was hit in the hand.
Nathaniel Martin says he doesn't know who fired the shots.
Police say no Addison students were involved... the participants were high school students and adults.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


They've questioned two teenage boys, but no one has been charged.

[Hardy-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC09:16]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Roger and Lois Wyatt had a home, a couple of cars and some prized collections.
The Bedford County couple saw it all disappear today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hardy]


A fire that started in an outbuilding early this afternoon spread to their trailer.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=She works at night]

((ROGER WYATT: SHE WORKS AT NIGHT AND SLEEPS DURING THE DAY. SHE GOT UP TO WATCH HER STORY AND SHE SMELLED SMOKE. IF IT WEREN'T FOR THAT SHE'D BEEN GONE.))
[SUPER=07-Roger Wyatt;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=been gone.]
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[VO-NAT]


High winds made it difficult for the firefighters from Bedford and Roanoke County to bring the flames under control.
No word on the cause.
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[EEOC-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-44 TC1:55:52]
[GRAPHIC=Lawsuit]

A Roanoke trucking company is being sued for allegedly disclosing medical information about a former employee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says Overnite Transportation violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The agency is suing on behalf of Paul Newton who worked for Overnite for 13- years before leaving for another job.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]

According to the E-E-O-C, when Overnite was contacted for a job reference the company disclosed confidential medical information without Newton's permission. Overnite plans to fight the lawsuit. A spokesman says disclosing such information is against Overnite's policy.

[Stocks]


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


Stocks settled for a mixed close after the Federal Reserve announced it was lowering interest rates by half a point. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/6.75/10887.95/y/65.46/2772.89;]


The DOW gained seven points.
NASDAQ fell 65.
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[VO]
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[Henry-Twins]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:46:42]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There's a triple dose of double takes .. at school in Henry County.
That's where you will find three sets of twins .. in the same classroom.
As Danville Bureau Chief Justin McLeod reports .. this can create plenty of confusion .. but it's also a great lesson that never needs a book.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nat sound of classroom]
[SUPER=@justin1; :35]
[SUPER=01-Ellen Randall/Teacher; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Michael & Michele Rogers/Fraternal Twins; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County]

((((NAT SOUND OF CLASSROOM))
Its not unusual to see twins in any school these days.
But how about three sets of twins in this kindergarten classroom?
That's exactly the case at Campbell Court Elementary School in Bassett.
[SOT :00:15:13, :00:16:44]
[IN Q=He's the same as]

((BENJAMIN BURNELL/IDENTICAL TWIN: HE'S THE SAME AS ME.)) ((MICHELE ROGERS/FRATERNAL TWIN: ITS FUN BEING A TWIN.)) [Runs04]
[OUT Q=being a twin]


Fun for the twins, confusing for their teacher and fellow classmates.
Two sets of twins are fraternal.
Christopher and Benjamin Burwell are identical.
To help tell them apart, the teacher reminds the class one is taller than the other.
[SOT 00:20:49]
[IN Q=As you might imagine]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE A LOT OF THESE KIDS HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. SO THE TEACHER HAS TRIED TO INCORPORATE THIS INTO THE LESSON PLAN BY READING BOOKS ABOUT TWINS AND SHOWING THEIR SIMILARITIES. BUT SHE ALSO EMPHASIZES THEIR DIFFERENCES AND HOW EACH TWIN IS THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL.)) [Runs16]
[OUT Q=their own individual]

((NAT SOUND OF CLASSROOM))
To accomplish that, the twins are scattered around the classroom.
Over time, their teacher hopes they'll become independent without completely losing dependency on one another.
[SOT 00:08:54]
[IN Q=Even though their siblings]

((ELLEN RANDALL/TEACHER: EVEN THOUGH THEIR SIBLINGS ARE WITH THEM THEY ARE STILL INDEPENDENT AND HAVE THEIR OWN PERSONALITIES AND THEY HELP EACH OTHER A LOT.)) [Runs07]
[OUT Q=each other a lot]


And although they may share similar looks and birthdays they've already developed some clear differences.
[SOT :00:17:45]
[IN Q=he don't like ham]

((MICHELE MICHAEL ROGERS/FRATERNAL TWINS: HE DON'T LIKE HAM. Reporter: YOU DON'T LIKE HAM? AND NOT PEAS EITHER. Reporter: YOU LIKE PEAS? YES.)) [Runs08]
[OUT Q=you like peas? yes]


Three sets of twins in one classroom maybe hard to digest.
But right now this kindergarten class has its plate full learning reading, writing, arithmetic, and a real life science lesson.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))

[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, Mike Vick has an agent, the kickoff classic has a matchup without Tech in it. We'll check in on the surging Salem basketball team.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Intimidator Dale Earnhardt is sweetening his disposition in the Bud Shootout with a little help from Oreos.
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[S-Woods]


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


Tiger Woods does things on a golf course that most of us only dream about doing, but this afternoon he experienced his own nightmare. While walking off the 18th green after this practice round for the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He accidentally stepped on a spectator's ankle and hyperextended his knee. He was still limping this afternoon and may not be able to play this weekend. The ankle he stepped on belongs to a fan who was trying to get an autograph.

[S-College]


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


Those of you Tech fans hoping that the Hokies' football team might end up playing in the preseason "Kickoff Classic" this coming August are going to be disappointed. The matchup for the August 26th game at the Meadowlands in New Jersey will pit Georgia Tech from the ACC against Syracuse. However, there is still an outside chance that the Hokies may end up in the BCA bowl.


[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-92 :53]
[GRAPHIC=MICHAEL VICK]

News 7 Sports has learned Michael Vick has settled on his new agent and marketing firm to represent him as he ventures into the NFL. Vick has selected OCTAGON Sports, a company that has offices in 19 countries and over 1000 employees.
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[VO-NAT]

Vick will be in some fast company with Octagon, the company represents among other tennis star and heartthrob Anna Kournikova and NBA great David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs. OCTAGON is just beginning to make its big push in the NFL. Currently the company also represents Vick's cousin and current Saints' quarterback Aaron Brooks. The company also has recent ties to Virginia Tech in that it was part of the "Hokie Toasties" campaign after the 1999 season.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-89 (26:34)]
[GRAPHIC=Hoops Logo]


As the regular season high school basketball season starts to draw to a close, Salem has come out of the pack to lead the Blue Ridge District.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


First year head coach Grant Smythers took over the Spartan program this summer replacing Charlie Morgan.
Smythers missed the Spartans summer camp and then he had to deal with waiting for the football players to join the team in the middle of December after winning the Group Two A state championship.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We developed...]
[SUPER=01-Grant Smythers/Salem Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=.....is there."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs Terriers; :]


The Spartans have settled down and now are 8 and 1 in the Blue Ridge.
The team chemistry has come full circle and the Spartans are hitting their peak at just the right time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We definitely...]
[SUPER=01-Andrew Rutledge/Salem Forward; :00]
[SUPER=01-Manuel Lewis/Salem Center; :08]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=.....constant movement.]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=charlie morgan]

As for Charlie Morgan, who won two state title during his tenure in Salem, his first year as the head coach at Dobyns Bennett high school in Kingsport has been up and down to say the least. One of best players quit the team earlier in the season, and his club has lacked any type of consistency. But last night Morgan worked some of his old magic as Dobyns Bennett ended an 8 year 23 game losing streak to rival Science Hill - the place at which Morgan coached before coming to Salem.



[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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[PINNACLE 1201] Don't for get that tomorrow night Your Hometown Station is the place to be for the ACC's big game of the week. Carolina travels to Duke to battle the Cameron Crazies at 9 right here on WDBJ-7. Catch the game right after episode number 2 of "Survivor Two-The Outback."
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[S-Oreo]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-82 10003TC]
[GRAPHIC=BUD SHOOTOUT]


The Countdown to Daytona is well underway and when the Winston Cup warriors fire up their machines in the Bud Shootout on February 11th Dale Earnhardt will be out to provide the main course and dessert.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Welcome, NC; :00]

This afternoon, Richard Childress racing unveiled the car Earnhardt will drive in the Bud Shootout and as you can see it is one big OREO. Nabisco has been part of the Earnhardt sponsorship package for both Junior and Senior as an associate - but this marks a big jump for the world's favorite cookie.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/7 Time Winston Cup Champ; ;00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...A NEAT LOOKING CAR."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

The car will be available in a special diecast for collectors, but do not attempt to eat them or dunk them in your milk. (------------)