[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]


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[SOT 9:30]
[IN Q=Hopefully, I've changed...]

((HOPEFULLY I'VE CHANGED FROM THIS KINDA KNOTTED UP, MISERABLE SHELL OF A PERSON....))
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=shell of a person....]
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[VO-NAT]


Elizabeth Haysom talks... in a public television interview aired for the first time here on NEWS 7 tonight.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And a bill to make it a felony to kill someone's pet is shot down in the General Assembly.

[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 Sports they had to break out the riot gear in Chapel Hill last night. UVa and Roanoke College face critical conference showdowns this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]

And by now you no that UVa covets Oak Hill's big Desagana Diop. Tonight we'll hear from the Cavs best recruiter.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Seems everyone has an opinion on winter forecasting on February 2nd. We'll check out some furry prognostications along with our Friday Weatherschool.

[Video-Open]


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



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[SOT @ :30]
[IN Q=I've been incarcerated.]

((I'VE BEEN INCARCERATED SINCE 1986. SO IT'S BEEN 14+ YEARS.))
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=14-plus years.]
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[VO-NAT]


In that time Elizabeth Haysom says she has changed.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Haysom]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#01-04 @09:16]
[GRAPHIC=Elizabeth Haysom]


She's still serving a 90-year sentence for her part in a plot to kill her parents.
Tonight Haysom talks publicly- -and openly- -for the first time since 1990, when she testified against the young man who carried out her death wish.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You want specifics]
[SUPER=10-Elizabeth Haysom/Inmate/June 1990; :42]
[SUPER=10-Jens Soering/Convicted Murderer/June 1990; :58]
[SUPER=10-Fluvanna Co./October 2000/WCVE; 1:37]
[RUNS=2:02]
[OUT Q=want to do.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You want specifics]

((YOU WANT SPECIFICS OF MY CRIME?))
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=of my crime.]


She has never granted an interview... until now. But Elizabeth Haysom doesn't shy away from the facts.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I have two]

((I HAVE TWO COUNTS OF ACCESSORY TO 1ST-DEGREE MURDER. MY PARENTS WERE THE VICTIMS. IT'S ONE OF THE MOST HORRIBLE CRIMES YOU CAN HAVE. TO REACH THAT POINT IN YOUR LIFE WHERE THAT MUCH CAN GO WRONG))
[RUNS= 19]
[OUT Q=can go wrong.]


Born to a life of privilege, she attended the University of Virginia as an Echols Scholar.
She began dating another gifted student, a German citizen named Jens Soering.
Her parents - -Derek and Nancy Haysom- -didn't approve.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We were going]

((WE WERE GOING TO CONSPIRE TO COMMIT MURDER.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=commit murder.]


They fled the country and were apprehended in London. Soering at first admitted he killed the Haysoms, but then insisted SHE did it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I loved the girl.]

((I HAD TO PROTECT HER. OKAY. I COULD NOT TURN HER IN.))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=turn her in.]


Though she wondered whether she could "will her parents to death," it's unclear whether she expect Soering to carry out her fantasy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was much]

((I WAS MUCH MORE CONCERNED THAT HE WOULD NOT KILL THEM, BECAUSE THE WHOLE IDEA OF JENS KILLING ANYBODY IS SO UTTERLY FANTASTIC.))
[RUNS= 13]
[OUT Q=utterly fantastic.]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was a miserable]

((I WAS A MISERABLE HUMAN BEING. I WAS MISERABLE ON THE OUTSIDE AND I THINK THAT I WAS REALLY ARROGANT. JUST LOCKED AWAY IN MY OWN LITTLE PRIDE-FILLED SPACE WITHOUT A CONCERN FOR ANYBODY AROUND ME.))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=around me.]


But she's changed, she says. ((I'VE DISCOVERED HUMILITY.)) She has also discovered painting and dance, drawing and dreams.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I want to sail]

((I WANT TO SAIL AROUND THE WORLD. I WANT TO GO CLIMBING. ALL THIS STUFF I WANT TO DO.))
[RUNS= 05]
[OUT Q=want to do.]))
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[V/O-NAT]
She has been turned down twice for parole, and concedes it could be another 20 or 30 years before she gets out.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Elizabeth Haysom is featured in a documentary about Fluvanna Correctional Center and its chaplain, which airs on "Virginia Currents" Sunday at 2:30 on Blue Ridge Public Television.

[Missing-Woman]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC35:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Four days after she disappeared from a Roanoke parking lot, there's still no sign of a missing Bedford County woman.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


20- year- old Tina Louisa Foster was last seen in the parking lot of the Hooter's Restaurant where she worked on Williamson Road.
Foster had gone to Hooter's Monday night to meet a man who was supposed to take modeling photographs of her.
But no one has seen her or her car since.
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[SOT 9:53:10]
[IN Q=Basically I've]

((INVEST. GARY BABB/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: BASICALLY, I'VE TALKED WITH HER FRIENDS, HER FAMILY, TO HER CO- WORKERS AT HOOTERS. I'VE TALKED TO THEM AND TO THIS POINT NO ONE'S BEEN ABLE TO SHED ANY LIGHT ON WHERE SHE MIGHT BE.))
[SUPER=01-Invest. Gary Babb/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=she might be.]
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[VO-NAT]


Foster stands 5- feet 10 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes.
She was driving a white 1987 Mustang with Virginia tags I-N-Y-U-R-I-Z.
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[Munsey]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-45 TC1:50:20]
[GRAPHIC=Tara Munsey]


It's been nearly a year since Radford teen Tara Munsey was found murdered in Pulaski County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Today, friends of the Radford High School Student celebrated her birthday by decorating the fence behind her house.
It would have been Munsey's 18th birthday.
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[BUMP SOTS]
[IN Q=She'd be happy]
[SOT 7:28:45 - :48]

((DEANA PHILLIPS/FRIEND: SHE'D BE HAPPY, SHE'D BE REALLY PROUD TO SEE THAT PEOPLE REALLY DID CARE ABOUT HER.))
[sot 7:30:03 - :09]

((KELLY ROSE/FRIEND: IT WAS A SHOCK FOR A REALLY LONG TIME. I CAME TO TERMS WITH IT BUT I GUESS IT'S JUST MY WAY OF SAYING GOODBYE.))
[SUPER=01-Deana Phillips/Friend; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Rose/Friend; :04 ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=of saying goodbye.]
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[VO-NAT]


Munsey's body was found in a remote section of Pulaski County, just one week after her 17th birthday.
Jeff Thomas, a family friend, will stand trial on capital murder charges later this month.
Munsey's friends say that they'll hold a birthday party at her house and hang out in her bedroom tonight.
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[Pet-Felony]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[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.))
[SUPER=@Reynolds;]
[RUNS=:09]
[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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[Eugenics]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC49:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Forced sterilizations of "the insane, idiotic, imbecile, feeble-minded, epileptic," disabled, criminals, and alcoholics.
Sounds like Nazi Germany.
In fact, the Nazis modeled their racial cleansing program after Virginia's own 1924 law.
And Virginia carried out such sterilizations as late as 1979.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Today, in an unprecedented move, Virginia's House of Delegates approved a resolution expressing "regret" for the incalculable human damage done in the name of eugenics.
Ten delegates opposed the apology, including one whose own brother was mentally disabled, and whose family had him sterilized.
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[SOT 04:47:15]
[IN Q=At that time]

((DEL. FRANK HARGROVE/(R) HANOVER CO.: AT THAT TIME, STERILIZATION WAS WHAT WENT ON QUITE FREQUENTLY. MY BROTHER WAS STERILIZED.))
[SOT 04:47:45 ]

((THEY DID WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS THE PROPER THING TO DO. I'M NOT REALLY OFFENDED BY WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO WITH THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Frank Hargrove/(R) Hanover Co.]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=do with this.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=NOne]


A large number of the sterilizations were carried out at what is now the Central Virginia Training Center in Amherst County.
The landmark Supreme Court case that established its legality was named for Lynchburg's Carrie Buck.

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


58 years ago tonight, a bomber crashed into Sharp Top in Bedford County.
Now a new effort is underway to remember the crew.
We'll have their story next on News 7.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Music]

((HE GOT TOP BILLING ON THE BIG SHOW. THAT JOHN BOY CAN REALLY FLOW.))
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=Can Really Flow]
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[VO-NAT]


And some local songwriters get some national attention from one of the country's most popular radio shows.
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[Forgotten-Airmen]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-50 TC1:19:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


58 years ago tonight, five Air Force officers died in a fiery plane crash near the Peaks of Otter.
Steve Smallshaw shows us how one man is determined to keep alive the memory of the "Forgotten Airmen".
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Robert Key has]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert Key/Eyewitness; :15]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Clemens/Monument Organizer; :47]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :55]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.]

(( Robert Key has lived near Sharp Top Mountain in Bedford County his entire life.
He still remembers the night in 1943 when he was coon hunting with his brother and a large aircraft flew directly overhead.
[SOT 12:32:26]

((ROBERT KEY/EYEWITNESS: IT WAS A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION.. A BALL OF FIRE RUN UP IN THE SKY AND ALMOST RIGHT BEHIND IT, ANOTHER BIG BALL ROLLED UP OUT IT.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=up out it.]


A B-25 bomber, on a training run from South Carolina, had veered off course and hit the mountain at 200 miles per hour.
Five crew members.. none older than 29.. were killed instantly.
58 years later, wreckage still litters the mountaintop.. a grim reminder of that tragic night.
[SOT 12:17:54]

((JEFF CLEMENS/MONUMENT ORGANIZER: I THINK THAT NIGHT, THERE WERE A NUMBER OF THINGS THAT WENT WRONG. MECHANICAL WAS PART OF IT, NAVIGATIONAL.. BUT THE FLIGHT PLAN.. PUTTING THEM SO LOW COMING NEAR A MOUNTAIN CHAIN WAS JUST ASKING FOR A DISASTER TO HAPPEN.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=disaster to happen.]

[Standup 13:35:02] ((People like Jeff Clemens are still bothered by the 'what ifs' of this story.. what if the navigator hadn't been sick and replaced at the last minute.. what if the plane had been flying just a few hundred feet higher that night. Now, nearly six decades later, those young airmen may be gone, but Clemens is determined they'll never be forgotten.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=never be forgotten.]


He's raised enough money to erect a small monument on the crash site.. and hopes a ceremony this May will help give families of the victims some final closure.
[SOT 12:23:38]

((CLEMENS: WE NEED TO HONOR THESE PEOPLE. THEY NEED TO BE AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THE SACRIFICES ARE FOR HAVING A FREE COUNTRY. IT'S A VERY HIGH PRICE INDEED.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=high price indeed.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))


[Young]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[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=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


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

[Pitts-Dragstrip]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:21:02]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Dragstrip]


A set back tonight for residents trying to keep a drag strip out of their Pittsylvania County neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.]


A judge denied an injunction that would have prevented Stone Gregory the Third from starting construction on the drag strip located off Route 832 near Java.
Many residents fear the project would bring too much noise, traffic, and pollution.
The Pittsylvania County Board of Zoning Appeals approved the drag strip last November.
Opponents plan to go to court next month to try to overturn the board's decision.
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[Stocks]


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


Stocks ended the week on a sour note. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/119.53/10864.10/y/122.28/2660.51;]


The DOW lost 119 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell 122.
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[VO]
[SUPER=271-h/0.28/43.30/i/1.08/23.38/h/0.32/53.60//Unchg/18.10/i/0.15/6.34;]
[SUPER=272-h/0.62/61.62/h/0.17/33.67/h/0.67/46.68/h/0.05/46.28/h/0.40/36.87;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.29/24.61/i/0.15/16.40/i/1.81/11.13/i/0.38/45.41/h/0.31/11.13;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.84/66.41/h/2.64/60.96/i/3.00/52.00/i/0.01/66.99/i/0.94/54.76;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Philpott-Marina]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-52 TC1:33:11]
[GRAPHIC=None]


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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[Song-parody]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-07 TC08:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Nashville songwriter with ties to western Virginia and the owner of a local video production company have produced an unusual collaboration.
And their parody of a popular song received national airplay this week.
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[NAT SOT OF SONG]
[IN Q=Well I'm a redneck]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=bunch of big zeroes.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Dean Doyle provided the lyrics and the vocals... Steve Hobbs produced the cut in his home studio.
Their version of Kid Rock's recent hit "Cowboy," aired yesterday on the syndicated John Boy and Billy radio show.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 03:11:35]
[IN Q=I do a lot of character voices]

((DEAN DOYLE: I DO A LOT OF CHARACTER VOICES AND STUFF. AND THAT'S JUST THAT OLD REDNECK KIND OF LOW IQ VOICE. IT'S NOT A BIG STRETCH FOR ME, I'M AFRAID.))
[SUPER=01-Dean Doyle/Songwriter;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=not a big stretch for me I'm afraid.]
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[VO-NAT]


Doyle and Hobbs don't expect to make any money from their "John Boy" parody.
But they have enjoyed the congratulations of friends who heard their work on the radio.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, UVa and Roanoke College are getting set for a couple of big conference showdowns tomorrow. We'll hear from the UVa player who is really putting the heat on Oak Hill's Desagana Diop.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, the heat was on in Chapel Hill last night as the UNC faithful decided a win over Duke was worth a riot in the street.
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[S-Riot]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-79 12415tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

As many of you know, Carolina beat Duke last night by two points right here on Your Hometown Station. What you may not know is how the Carolina students celebrated the win.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Last Night; :00]

Following the game, UNC 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.
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[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
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[PINNACLE 1204] Hopefully, things will be much calmer tomorrow night in Charlottesville as the Cavaliers host 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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[S-Wake]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-88 1:00:46]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
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[VO-NAT WIPTE FROM PINNACLE TO #ENG!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


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.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="obviously]

((KEITH FRIEL/UVA SHOOTING GUARD:))
[SUPER=01-Keith Friel/UVa Shooting Guard; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=.....on top"]
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[S-Oak]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-89]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]

Oak Hill Academy, the nation's number one high school basketball team pushed its record to 23-and-0 last night with an 85-to-48 win in Gastonia, North Carolina. Tomorrow afternoon Oak Hill be playing at University Hall against Blue Ridge school in a three o'clock tip-off.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/January 20th; :00]

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.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]

No one wants him at Virginia more than Travis Watson - who also just happens to be a graduate of Oak Hill.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio...]
[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/UVa Forward-Center; :03]
[SUPER=01-Steve Smith/Oak Hill Head Coach; :13]
[RUNS=:37]
[OUT Q=.....not the only one."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Tickets for tomorrow afternoon's game at University Hall are just $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-83 (1:17:54)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


The Roanoke College Maroons have 5 games left in the regular season.
And tomorrow the Maroons host Lynchburg College at the Bast Center in a key ODAC game.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="They've got...]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Maroons Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Colby Leftwich/Maroons Forward; :21]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=....the next one."]
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[TALENT=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The men tip it off tomorrow at 3 while the Lady Maroons travel to Hollins for a 2 oclock tipoff.


[S-Recruit]


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


The Virginia Tech football program has picked up just about every recruit it has gone after this winter, but today one of the top prospects in the state picked Penn State Tech. Varina high school quarterback Michael Robinson made his decision public this afternoon. The national signing day is next Wednesday.



[Groundhog-Day]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:21:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Move over Punxsutawney Phil, Roanoke Kylie says spring is on its way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Kylie is Mill Mountain Zoo's favorite prairie dog.
It wasn't exactly clear whether she saw her shadow today.
So Vice-Mayor Bill Carder made the call... he says she didn't.
That means six weeks of mild winter weather and then an early spring for the city of Roanoke.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Now Kiley is 50 percent the]

((BILL CARDER/ROANOKE VICE-MAYOR; NOW, KYLIE IS 50 PERCENT, THE LAST FOUR YEARS SHE'S CALLED IT RIGHT TWICE. YOU KNOW THAT ONE IN PA, PUNXSUTAWNEY PHIL, HE'S GOT IT WRONG 9 OUT OF THE LAST 13 TIMES. BOOO!!!))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/Roanoke Vice-Mayor]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=13 times... boooo!!!]
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[VO-NAT]


Carder says he trusts a prairie dog's intuition over a groundhog's any day. (------------)