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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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A missing waitress- just 20 years old-
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[VO-NAT]


Tonight her car is found at a Roanoke motel- a body inside- We're following this story and will bring you the latest.
50 people are hurt when two buses collide in Beantown.
And who won the ratings war? Survivor or Friends?
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next-

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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[VO-NAT]


Police find the car of a missing Bedford County woman in Roanoke, but have not identified the body found inside.


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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]


Good evening...


[Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#01-01 TC37:00]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Eleven]


It's been four days since Tina Foster was last seen leaving the parking lot of Hooters Restaurant on Williamson Road-
Tonight, police found her car at the Rodeway Inn, just off Orange Avenue.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Kate/Microwave]


That's where Kate Weidaw is tonight.
What's the latest?
[Live=Kate Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Kate1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: calling her death suspicious.)
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shelly Alley/Roanoke Police Department; :18]
[SUPER=01-Jenniee Morris/Tina's Best Friend; :34]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=she was alright.]
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
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[Double Boxes=Jean and Kate/Microwave]



[Munsey]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:51:10]
[GRAPHIC=Tara Munsey]


It was last year that Radford teen Tara Munsey was murdered, just a week before her 17th birthday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Tonight, friends and neighbors are celebrating her 18th.
Munsey's friends decorated a fence behind her house-
Many say they plan to attend the capital murder trial of family friend Jeffrey Thomas which is now just two weeks away.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=I think a lot of us]
[SOT 7:30:48 - :53]

((KELLY ROSE/FRIEND: I THINK A LOT OF US ARE GOING TO GO FOR THE FIRST DAY AND STUFF. AND WE JUST WANT JUSTICE. THAT'S ABOUT IT.))
[sot 7:28:05 - :10]

((DEANA PHILLIPS/FRIEND: THERE'S NOT A DAY THAT GOES BY THAT YOU DON'T THINK WHAT IF SHE WAS HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Kelly Rose/Friend; :00]
[SUPER=01-Deana Phillips/Friend; :06]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=if she was here.]
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[VO-NAT]


Munsey's friends say that they'll hold a birthday party at her house and share their memories of their friend.
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[Machete]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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New details tonight about the who allegedly attacked students with a machete at a Pennsylvania school.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Felton, PA]


A prosecutor says William Stankewicz who lives in Tennessee- once lived in Central Pennsylvania- His ex-wife's chldren used to go to the school.
The attack happened just before lunchtime- when a man went on a rampage with a machete and a baseball bat.
The school's principal and six children were hurt-
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[SOT 20:07:50]
[IN Q=]

((LARRY BEAILETS/POLICE CHIEF: THE PRINCIPAL OF THE SCHOOL AND ONE OF THE TEACHERS WERE ABSOLUTELY HEROIC IN THEIR EFFORTS TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Larry Bailets/Police Chief;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=PROTECT THE CHILDREN.]
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[VO-NAT]


The attack happened in a Kindergarten Classroom- Stankewicz is behind bars tonight.
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[Bus-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bus Crash]


As many as 50 people were hurt
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[VO-NAT 20:13:46]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA]

on the commute home tonight in Boston- when two city buses collided.
At least a dozen ambulances rushed to the scene in the Roxbury neighborhood.
Police say one bus rear-ended the other one.
One of the bus drivers was pinned behind the wheel- None of the injuries is life threatening.
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[Unemployment]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Unemployment]


It seems like everyday we're reporting about more layoffs- somewhere.
20 workers in one place- 20-thousand in another.
That's s adding up to a higher unemployment rate- the highest in 16 months to be exact.
has more. But is it really all that bad? Jim Axelrod finds out.
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[SOT 20:14:36]
[IN Q=If you want to]
[SUPER=01-Larry Wachtel/Prudential; :15 QUICK]
[SUPER=07-Diane Swonk; :38]
[SUPER=01-Peter Blacksburg/Ford Dealer; 1:00]
[SUPER=01-Jim Axelrod/Reporting; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=incredibly perfect.]

((IF YOU WANT TO FIND SOME BAD ECONOMIC NEWS.. IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO DO: 65-000 MANUFACTURING JOBS WERE LOST IN JANUARY.. A QUARTER-MILLION IN THE LAST 7 MONTHS. PRUDENTIAL'S LARRY WACHTEL IS USING THE "R" WORD. There's no doubt.. manufacturing is in recession. UNEMPLOYMENT IS NOW AT 4.2 PER CENT: ITS HIGHEST LEVEL IN 16 MONTHS. LOOK AT THE JOB CUTS JUST THIS YEAR: DAIMLER-CHRYSLER: 26-000. LUCENT: 16-000. JC-PENNY: 53-HUNDRED. XEROX .. GATEWAY.. MOTOROLA.. AMAZON.COM. TO NAME A FEW -- ALL CUTTING. IT WOULD SEEM "GO-GO".. HAS "GONE-GONE".. RIGHT?? SWONK: No it's not actually. I think it's important to put it into context what 4-point-2 percent unemployment actually means.. that's the same kind of unemployment rate we had in september of 1999.. which was an exceedingly robust economy. SO WHICH IS IT.. BOOM OR BUST?? THE CAR BUSINESS MIGHT EXPLAIN THINGS. JANUARY MARKED THE 4TH STRAIGHT MONTH OF DECLINING SALES. THEY'RE EVEN FEELING IT IN BEVERLY HILLS. PETER BLACKSBERG/FORD DEALER/ people are being careful what they buy. They're watching their monthly payments a lot more. TROUBLING?? ONLY COMPARED TO LAST YEAR WHICH WAS OFF THE CHARTS. DIANE SWONK/these are the kinds of levels of vehicle sales that a couple of years ago.. the automakers would have been popping champagne bottles over. WHICH IS TO SAY THAT THE STOCK MARKETS MAY SOFTEN .. THE FACTORY FLOORS SLOW.. AND THE CAR LOTS REMAIN FULL.. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THE ECONOMY'S HAS LOST ITS PULSE. SWONK: We're moving from extraordinary times to times that are going to be still incredibly good.. but not incredibly p

erfect.))[Clinton-Gifts]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]


Chances are you've heard about the controversial gifts Bill Clinton accepted- just as he left office.
Tonight- the former President says he'll pay for thousands of dollars in presents-
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[VO-NAT]

In a statement, Clinton says he followed all the rules in receiving gifts during his eight years in the White House.
But he says ``to eliminate even the slightest question,'' he'll pay for gifts given to him and his family last year.
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[Talent=Jean]


The gifts include more than 7-thousand dollars in furniture from Denise Rich.
She's the ex-wife of the fugitive financier Marc Rich who was pardoned by Clinton on his last day in office.

[Trumbo-Phones]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-02 TC19:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More details are emerging on the phone eavesdropping allegations against the Governor's PAC.
Virginia State Police confirmed they began investigating this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape]


Senate Finance Committee members believe Governor Jim Gilmore's political phone bank may have been used illegally.

The Senators suspect phone bank workers of listening in on phone conversations they hooked up between voters and the Senators' offices.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Today;]


Fincastle Republican Bo Trumbo is on the Finance panel, and is chairman of Senate Rules.
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[SOT 11:52:30]
[IN Q=As Rules Chairman]

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: AS RULES CHAIRMAN, I CHECKED IN WITH SOME PERSONNEL HERE IN THE SENATE...PERHAPS EVEN TAPING CONVERSATIONS.))
[SUPER=@Trumbo; ]
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[OUT Q=taping conversations.]
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[TALENT=Jean]
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Trumbo says he now believes the General Assembly phone system is secure.
He thinks IF the calls are being monitored, it's happening from the Governor's phone bank.
The director of the Governor's political action committee says NO wrongdoing has occurred -- He calls the State Police probe a political tactic by Republican Senators.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


It was a dark night like this one 58-years ago when a bomber crashed into Sharp Top Mountain in Bedford County.
Tonight a new effort is underway to honor the crew.
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[VO-NAT]


And all across the country people were pulling animals from the ground today, hoping for a weather forecast.
We'll tell you what they found.
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[Sports-preview]


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((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON WITH YOU TONIGHT. COMING UP IN SPORTS, NELSON FOX'S PARRY MECLUER'S FIGHTING BLUES BATTLE BATH WHILE JAMES RIVER TAKES ON COVINGTON IN ANOTHER PIONEER DISTRICT TILT.
DID IVERSON HAVE THE ANSWER OR DID THE TEAM HE PLAYED HAVE TO MUCH MAGIC? A PREVIEW OF THE WAKE FOREST UVA GAME, A 7 FOOTER HEAED TO UVA? MAYBE AND TIGER RUNS INTO TROUBLE AT PEBBLE BEACH, ALL THIS IN SPORTS.))

[Forgotten-Airmen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:20:56]
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Today is "Forgotten Airmen Day" in Bedford City and County.. in honor of five Air Force officers who died in a plane crash on the Peaks of Otter... 58 years ago tonight.
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[VO-NAT]


The men were flying a B-25 bomber on a training run
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]

between South Carolina and Lynchburg when they veered off course and hit the mountains.
Wreckage can still be seen at the crash site, and now one Bedford County resident would like to see those airmen properly honored.
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[SOT 12:23:29]
[IN Q=Memory's a very]

((JEFF CLEMENS/MEMORIAL ORGANIZER: MEMORY'S A VERY IMPORTANT TOOL FOR UNLOCKING THE PAST AND UNDERSTANDING THE PRESENT. WE STILL HAVE A LOT TO LEARN FROM THIS PERIOD. WAR'S NOT OVER YET. WE NEED TO HONOR THESE PEOPLE, THEY NEED TO BE AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE SACRIFICES ARE FOR HAVING A FREE COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Clemens/Memorial Organizer]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=a free country.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clemens has raised money to erect a memorial on the crash site.
A dedication ceremony is planned for this May.
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[Teen-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:36:45]
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Hundreds of students could be impacted if a Roanoke program doesn't get more funding soon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Adolescent Health Partnership provides on-site health services and counseling to students at Patrick Henry and William Fleming High Schools and Ruffner Middle School.
But grant money is dwindling.
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[SOT1:52:02]
[IN Q=We would like to keep]

((DR. ALLEN BLACKWOOD/RAHP CHAIRMAN: WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP ALL THOSE SITES UP AND RUNNING,BUT IF WE CAN'T GET MORE GRANTS OR ALTERNATIVE FUNDING WHICH WE'RE WORKING ON WE'LL HAVE TO START PHASING OUT SERVICES OUT AND THAT WILL HAPPEN THIS SUMMER IF WE CAN'T GET SOME FUNDING FAIRLY SOON))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Allen Blackwood/RAHP Chairman]
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[OUT Q=fairly soon]
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[VO-NAT]


Students says the health centers are invaluable.
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[SOT2:04:51]
[IN Q=It's just like]

((IT'S JUST LIKE HAVING YOUR OWN DOCTOR HERE, RIGHT AT SCHOOL))
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[SOT1:59:51]

((YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET OUT OF SCHOOL EARLIER MISS ALL THE DAY, YOU JUST GET IT OVER WITH, GET BACK TO SCHOOL, SO IT'S HELPED A LOT))
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[SUPER=01-Tiffany Combs/Student; :03]
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[OUT Q=helped a lot]
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[VO-NAT]


To stay in operation, the program needs 100-thousand dollars by this summer and a total of 200-thousand by next summer.
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[Philpott-Marina]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:33:11]
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Boaters at Philpott Lake will have to get by without a marina this spring.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./January 21, 2000;]


Fire swept through Twin Ridge Marina last year, destroying everything but the boat launch and some storage areas.


The Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency that manages the lake, says it's tried to find someone to develop a new complex.
So far, no luck.
The existing marina will close May first.
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[Pet-Felony]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC49:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A bill inspired by the killing of a Franklin County dog was itself killed by a parliamentary maneuver today in Virginia's Senate.
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[VO-NAT]


"T-bone" -- a seven year old English Pointer -- was shot to death last spring.
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./File Tape;]


A neighbor was charged with a misdemeanor.
The Fulchers (FULL-tchers) call it a "brutal murder," and pushed their lawmakers for help.
Roscoe Reynolds put in a bill to make it a felony.
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[SOT 10:52:06]
[IN Q=Number one,]

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: NUMBER ONE, IT'S ALREADY A MISDEMEANOR, NUMBER TWO, THERE'S JUST SOMETHING TERRIBLY WRONG WITH ONE MALICIOUSLY AND DELIBERATELY KILLING ANOTHER'S DOG.))
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[OUT Q=another's dog.]
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[VO-NAT]


But today, a Norfolk Senator won a party line vote to kill it.
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[SOT 14:47:22]
[IN Q=I'm concerned]

((SEN. NICK RERRAS/R-NORFOLK: I'M CONCERNED SOMETIMES FOR THE SAFETY OF MY FAMILY FROM SOME OF THE VICIOUS AND DANGEROUS DOGS I'VE SEEN OUT THERE. AND I'D HATE TO BE PUT IN THE SITUATION WHERE I HAD TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST A DOG AND THEN I WOULD BE UP AGAINST A FELONY.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Nick Rerras/(R) Norfolk;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=against a felony.]
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[VO-NAT]


But Senator Reynolds says that's a misinterpretation, because the bill only criminalizes the "malicious killing" of a dog-- NOT self defense.
T-bone's bill is unlikely to be revived.
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[Young]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-55 TC1:02:05]
[GRAPHIC=Rickey Young]


The State Bar has suspended Rickey Young's law license...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night]

though it was not as a result of last night's criminal conviction.
The Disciplinary Board suspended him for 18 months as of LAST Friday for negligence in handling three separate civil matters.
We just learned of the Board's action today.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


With the misdemeanor tax evasion convictions in federal court, the State Bar now intends to try to have Young disbarred.

[Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo]


A change at the top for Volvo Trucks.
Mark Gustafson, President and CEO of Volvo Trucks North America, resigned today.
He's headed the truck division since 1996.
Former President Karl Erling Trogan takes his place as Acting President.

[Safety-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-49 TC1:13:18]
[GRAPHIC=81 Safety]


For about a year now, men in fluorescent yellow suits have been coming to the aid of stranded motorists on I-81.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Today, VDOT celebrated the one year anniversary of its Safety Service Patrol at the Ironto rest area.
Service patrollers know first aid and auto repair.
Their trucks are filled with tools to help get drivers back on the road.
But sometimes the job makes for some wild stories.
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[SOT 31:39 - :59]
[IN Q=It was a family]

((MARSHALL FUNK/SAFETY PATROLLER: IT WAS A FAMILY I JUST WALKED ON, THEY HAD A FLAT TIRE. THEY WERE ALL NAKED. Marya: WHAT DID YOU SAY TO THEM? Funk: I SAID YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR CLOTHES ON SO I CAN CHANGE THE TIRE.))
[SUPER=01-Marshall Funk/VDOT Safety Patroller;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=so I can change the tire.]
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[VO-NAT]


VDOT patrollers help about 400 motorists each month.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Two local songwriters get some national attention by picking on John Boy and Billy.
Hear their parody next on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]

And who SURVIVED the Thursday night ratings war? - Friends or Survivor- We'll tell you who came out on top-
And the man accused of senaking in food- talks about his fellow castaways.
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[SOT 14:12:11]
[IN Q=]

((I THINK A LACK OF FOOD DOES THINGS TO THEIR PERCEPTIONS.. THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED LAST NIGHT.))
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=happened last night.]
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[Song-Parody]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC08:54]
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Dean Doyle and Steve Hobbs took a hit record and gave it their own spin.
This week, their song parody played on a national radio show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Doyle is a Nashville songwriter who hails from Martinsville. Hobbs is the owner of Video Production Services.
The two teamed up to create a parody of Kid Rock's recent hit "Cowboy." Their version, "John Boy!" aired Thursday morning on the syndicated "John Boy and Billy Show."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=OPENS ON NAT SOUND OF SONG]

((JOHN BOY BABY. YOU'LL NEVER BE NUTHIN HIS TEACHERS WHINED. JOHN BOY BABY, NOW HE MAKES MORE THAN ALL OF THEM COMBINED.)) ((STEVE HOBBS: WE DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT KIND OF THINGS, BUT IT'S MOSTLY BUSINESS ORIENTED. THIS WAS TOTALLY FOR FUN.))


[SUPER=01-Steve Hobbs/Parody Producer; :13]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=totally for fun.]
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[VO-NAT]


Doyle provided the lyrics and the vocals... Hobbs produced the track in his home studio.
The pair say they've enjoyed hearing from friends who caught the song on the radio show, but they don't expect to make any money from their parody.
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[Survivor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Survivor 2]


What did you watch on TV last night?
If it was Survivor you were one of millions.
The CBS Survivor episode Two beat out NBC's friends in the ratings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-"Survivor"]


Last night Kel got voted off the island.
Some of his fellow tribe members accused him of hiding food in his backpack- and in the end he got the boot-
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[SOT 14:11:46]
[IN Q=]

((KEL GLEASON: I'M RELIEVED.... THAT I DIDN'T DO.))
[SUPER=01-Kel Gleason/Former Survivor Castaway;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=DIDN'T DO.]
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[VO-NAT]


Kel says the real reason he was thrown off is because he's an army captain-
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[SOT]
[IN Q=14:12:43]

((KEL: JUST BECAUSE I'M AN ARMY CAPTAIN. THEY SAY THAT AS A THREAT.. THEY SAW IT RIGHT AWAY.))
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=saw it right away.]
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By the show's producers say there's no way Kel could've been hiding food- All the contestants were searched before the program.
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[Phil]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Some 30-thousand people trekked to Punxsatawney Pennsylvania today to get a weather forecast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Punxsutawney, PA]


Punxsatawney Phil made his appearance just before 7:20 a-m.
Two minutes later he saw his shadow and forecasted six more weeks of winter.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Groundhog-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:22:30]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[SOT]
[IN Q=A little louder]

((A LITTLE LOUDER... WAKE UP KYLIE!!!))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=wake up Kylie.]
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[VO-NAT]


A different forecast from Mill Mountain Zoo's prairie dog Kylie-- she did NOT see her shadow.
That means six weeks of mild winter weather, then an early spring for the city of Roanoke.
Kylie's been right about the weather 2 out of the last three years, compared to Punxsatawney Phil's record -- 9 out of 13.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=STEVE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


High school hoops for ya, a preview of UVa's match up with wake Forest, but first our extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Last Night; :00]

Following the Duke/UNC game last night, Tarheel fans flooded Franklin Street and began expressing their glee on this innocent vehicle. The car was flipped over, fires were set all along the street and several students turned the gathering into a make-shift mosh pit. Amazingly, no one was injured and no arrest were made. The students also eventually turned the car back over on its wheels. Now your numbers.
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[GO TO SCORES] [go to score boards]
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[go to break]

[ADD]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=High School Hoops]


News 7 sports learned last night that Cave Spring's second leading scorer Tyler Lumsden has been suspended infdefinately for violating team rules.
He was averaging over 17 points a game.
Lumsden did not practice Thursday and did not play last night in the Knight's 84 to 66 win over Pulaski.
In that game J-J Redick scored a career high 42 points.

[S-Blues]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-92]
[GRAPHIC=high school hoops]


The Pioneer district was busy last night, we start with Parry McCluer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]


Nelson Fox's Fighting Blues came into tonight against Bath County guarding that top ten ranking in the state.
Watch Parry MCluer's Josh Lilly take the rock on the pass down low, Lilly is gonna finish the play with basket and the Blues were up by a bucket.
[SUPER=33-Parry McCluer/65/Bath Co./32;]


Bath comes right back, nice ball movement by the Chargers and Eric Thompson gets the deuce with the lay in to tie the game in the first quarter.
Dusty Hamm shows his range from 15 feet, ripping rope there and Parry MCluer wins it 65-32.
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[S-River]


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Up 81 at James River, the Knights played host to the Covington Cougars.
James River draws first blood. Earl Kent dishes to Marlin Rickman and he drives the
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lane and scores the basket to make it 61-60 Cougars in the fourth.
But Covinton would squeak by in this one, MIchale Allen's pass is tipped right into the hands of Shawn Whitem he scores and the Cougars win the district 66-63.
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Speaking of James River, the high school hosts the Knights invitational wrestling tournament today at the school. Competition begins around 10 of the one day tourney. The finals hit the mat around 4:30.

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In college action, tonight in Charlottesville Virginia battles Wake Forest in an 8 o'clock tip-off. You can catch the Hoos and Demon Deacons in action right here on Your Hometown Station WDBJ-7.
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Virginia takes on a Wake team that's ranked 12th in the nation, which means the Cavaliers will play two top 15 teams in the same week.
The Wahoos have some momentum after spanking Maryland by 21 this past Wednesday, but The Demon Deacons beat UVA by a wider margin than that back on January 2nd.
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America's number one ranked Oak Hill Academy, improved to 23-and-0 Thursday night.
This afternoon Oak Hill plays at University Hall against Blue Ridge school in a three o'clock tip-off.
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It's no secret that UVa's number one recruiting target is seven foot one inch center Desagana Diop. Diop has narrowed his future choices down to Virginia, North Carolina or the NBA.
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No one wants him at Virginia more than Travis Watson - who also just happens to be a graduate of Oak Hill.
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Tickets for this afternoon's game at University Hall are just $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
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The Roanoke College Maroons host Lynchburg College at the Bast Center in a key ODAC game tomorrow.
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The men tip it off tomorrow at 3 while the Lady Maroons travel to Hollins for a 2 oclock tipoff.


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The Express fell to Johnstown in a ECHL road game for Roanoke tonight by the final count of 4 to 2. The Express is now 25 and 22 on the season while the Chiefs improve to 20 and 21 in the non divisional contest.

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You can catch the final round of the Pebble Beach National pro-am tomorrow right here on your Hometown Station.
Yesterday, Second round action belonged to Matt Gogel. He fired a career best 10 under 62 which ties the course record at Poppy Hills. His efforts gave him a three stroke lead over Vijay Singh.
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Tigers Woods, injured by a fan early in the event, slipped yesterday. He finished the round with a 73 and is 8 strokes off the leader.
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The Virginia Tech football program wins just about every recruiting battle, but today, one got a way. Varina high school quarterback Michael Robinson made his decision public this afternoon that he will attend Penn State and not Tech. The national signing day is next Wednesday.