[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[VO-NAT]


The first testimony in the Thomas case comes from his alleged victim's parents. We'll start with an account of that tonight on NEWS 7.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And a local manufacturing firm about to be in trouble for failing to pay health insurance premiums.

[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 Sports - the Express can't a date in the Civic center so they've decided to play some golf instead.

More guys with sticks are on TV tonight in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]

And brace yourself - the onslaught of regional high school basketball begins tonight from border to border inside the Commonwealth.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Changing conditions as a cold front slips through the region. But only light precipitation is expected. That story and an Arctic WeatherSchool question coming up.


[Video-Open]


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



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[VO-NAT]


Tara Munsey's parents take the stand as testimony begins in the capital murder trial of Jeffrey Allen Thomas.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#00-49 TC1:40:05 ]
[GRAPHIC=Thomas Trial]


Today, prosecutors and defense attornies outlined their arguments in the case.
Cameras have been barred from the courtroom...
[Double Boxes=Keith and Marya/Starlink]

but Marya Jones has been listenening to the testimony all day and joins us with an update.
[Live=Marya Full/Starlink]
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[OUT Q=discovered on Munsey's body.]
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[D'ville-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-01 TC1:17:42]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


A small gas main explosion in Danville sent two people to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


The accident happened just before three o'clock this afternoon on Industrial Avenue at Pearl Street.
A private contractor was working on the gas main when the explosion occurred.
Rescue crews had to wait until the gas was turned off before attending to the two injured men.
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[SOT 16:48:51]
[IN Q=Upon arrival, when EMS got here]

((DOUG YOUNG/DEPT. OF EMERGENCY SERVICES: UPON ARRIVAL, WHEN EMS GOT HERE, THERE WAS ONE OUTSIDE THE HOLE THAT YOU SEE BEHIND ME HERE SITTING ON THE SIDEWALK. THE SECOND ONE WAS IN THE HOLE AND TRAPPED))
[SUPER=01-Doug Young/Dept. of Emergency Services]
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[OUT Q=in the hole and trapped]
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[VO-NAT]


Firefighters were able to dig that man out.
Both men were taken to Danville Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
No word yet on what caused the explosion.
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[Gas-Pipeline]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-53 TC1:15:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke County Supervisors have come up with five thousand dollars for another study of a controversial pipeline proposal.
But they'll have to work fast.
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[VO-NAT]


The State Corporation Commission has already certified the need and approved the corridor.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape]


But last week, a hearing examiner considering the merger of Virginia Gas and a New Jersey Company gave opponents fresh hope.
He encouraged the company to re- consider locating the gas pipeline on existing easements.
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[SOT 01:23:01]
[IN Q=We can go onto the ground]

((BRENT RILEY/PIPELINE PLAN OPPONENT: WE CAN GO ONTO THE GROUND. WE CAN DO PHOTOGRAPHS. WE CAN MAKE A GOOD ANALYSIS ABOUT WHAT TAKING THE SHORTCUT ACROSS POOR MOUNTAIN, WHICH IMPACTS THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, WHICH IMPACTS THE SALEM AREA, WHICH IMPACTS COMING OFF BENT MOUNTAIN, MANY VIEWSHEDS ARE IMPACTED.))
[SUPER=01-Brent Riley/Pipeline Opponent]
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[OUT Q=many viewsheds are impacted.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They don't have much time. Unless the SCC grants an extension, the county has less than ten days to present additional information.

[Bus-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC1:48:35]
[GRAPHIC=School Bus Accident]


No one was hurt when a car hit a school bus full of children this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A woman sideswiped the bus while crossing through the intersection of Wonju and Franklin Road in Roanoke.
She's been charged with failure to maintain proper control of her vehicle.
Police estimate less than 50 dollars in damage to the bus, mainly because the vehicles were traveling at less than five miles per hour.
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[Fabricated-Metals]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC51:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


First they lost their jobs. Then came the BIG surprise.
More than 30 employees at a Roanoke County company learned their health insurance was cancelled months before they were let go .. cancelled without their knowledge, even though they kept paying premiums.
News 7 Business Reporter Jen Miele has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Barry Moran spent]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Barry Moran/Former FMI Employee;:24 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Margie Loudermilk/Former FMI Employee;:40]
[SUPER=@jennifer2;1:12]
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[OUT Q=JM News 7, Roanoke.]

(( Barry Moran spent 23 years at Fabricated Metals, and his wife just shy of 10.
They were informed in November they would lose their jobs.
But they weren't informed that their health insurance had been canceled for two months.
They now owes more than 7 thousand dollars in medical bills he thought were covered.
[SOT]
[IN Q=That has caused a big]

((BARRY MORAN/FORMER FMI EMPLOYEE: THAT HAS CAUSED A BIG BURDEN ON US BECAUSE TRIGON SAYS IT'S GOING TO RECOVER THE MONEY THAT THEY PAID SO WE GOTTA DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO.))
[OUT Q=need to do.]

[RUNS11]
Insurance premiums WERE deducted from Moran's check, but that money was never given to the insurance company.
Money was also deducted for employee IRA's - and that money didn't make it to the bank either.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I mean, it's sad that]

((MARGIE LOUDERMILK/FORMER FMI EMPLOYEE: I MEAN IT'S SAD THAT THE COMPANY ENDS, BUT BUSINESSES DO THAT, IT HAPPENS SOME TIMES. BUT TO HAVE TREATED YOU EMPLOYEES LIKE THAT, NO THAT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN.))
[OUT Q=shouldn't happen.]

[RUNS09]
Fabricated Metals acknowledges it did not forward the employee contributions .. and months later, returned them to the workers. [PRE PRO]
Company president Frank Guynn told News 7 "We've tried to be as fair as possible, but our company has no money. You can't get blood out of a turnip. If I had the money, I'd give it to them in a heart beat." [END PRE PRO]
This afternoon, several former Fabricated Metals employees took their complaints to Roanoke County Investigators in hopes the company will pay their health insurance charges.
Meanwhile, Fabricated Metals continues to operate with a skeleton crew, on what company officials acknowledge is the brink of bankruptcy.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Roanoke County.))

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


Nearly two decades behind bars.
We'll hear a Roanoke woman's story from inside the prison next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


Are police K-9 units a threat to public safety? That's what some people in Lynchburg want to know.
Find out why later in the newscast.
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[Akers]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC1:23:35]
[GRAPHIC=Thomas Akers]


The Virginia Supreme Court today refused to stop the scheduled execution of Thomas Akers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/January 1999;]


Akers is set to die Thursday night for the murder of a Roanoke man in Franklin County.
He's refusing to cooperate with the attorneys handling the appeal.
But they're still planning to take the case to the U-S Supreme Court.
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[Woman-Prison]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-03 TC51:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
Two decades ago a capital crime in Roanoke shocked the city. A young woman shot and killed another young woman- -as the story goes- -so that she could "see the fear in her eyes."
That's the way the crime was characterized at trial... though police later challenged the accuracy of that quote.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=Sharon Faye Burnette]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 28, 1981; :13]
[SUPER=01-Sharon Burnette/Inmate; :28]
[SUPER=03-Fluvanna Co.; :35]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; 1:52]
[SUPER=01-Nadine Creasy/Victim's Mother; 1:57]
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[OUT Q=a heart ache don't you reckon?]

(( Sharon Faye Burnette has been locked up 19 years for the crime. She longs to be forgiven and hopes to be paroled before long.
The Roanoke woman was barely 21 when she and Bobby Lewis Preston held up the SAVE-X station on 13th Street. One of them- -it's still not clear which one- -shot and killed the clerk, Robin Creasy. They got $60.
Burnette has been up for parole four times, denied every time for the same reason.
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[SOT Tape #2 @28:00]
[IN Q=the serious nature]

((...SERIOUS NATURE OF THE CRIME.)) [28:20] ((IT'S FRUSTRATING. THERE'S NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT THAT. IF I COULD, GOD KNOWS, I WOULD.))
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[OUT Q= if I could, God knows, I would.]


She's currently held at Fluvanna Correctional Center, the maximum security prison for women near Charlottesville.

After two decades behind bars she admits she's terrified of returning to the outside world.
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[SOT 39:10]
[IN Q=I'm anxious.]

((I'M ANXIOUS. I KNOW IT WOULD BE TERRIFYING FOR ME. YOU CAN IMAGINE 19, 20 YEARS. A LOT HAVE CHANGED.))
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[OUT Q=a lot have changed.]

But, so has she, she says.
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[IN Q=...sinks you might]

((...SINKS YOU MIGHT HAVE IN THE BATHROOM.))
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[OUT Q=might have in the bathroom.]

She has taken a number of vo-tech courses, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, cosmetology. She spends a lot of time in the prison library. Perhaps more important than learning a trade, she's taken courses in anger management.
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[IN Q=A lot of times we]

((A LOT OF TIMES WE REPEAT THE SAME CYCLES. YOU GET ANGRY AND WANT TO HIT SOMEBODY.))
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[OUT Q=and want to hit somebody.]



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[SOT 1:12:35]
[IN Q=In that program]

((IN THAT PROGRAM THEY TEACH YOU HOW TO STOP AND THINK ABOUT IT BEFORE YOU ACT OUT.))
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[OUT Q= before you act out.]


On the third day of the trial, Burnette made a deal with the prosecutor to avoid the death penalty. She pled guilty to first degree murder, though she said Preston was the shooter.
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[SOT 27:05]
[IN Q=that's accurate]

((THAT'S ACCURATE. AND YET YOU'RE THE ONE DOING A LIFE SENTENCE? RIGHT.))
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[OUT Q=you're the one doing a life sentence? Right.]


Preston is serving a 61-year sentence.
It doesn't matter to the victim's mother which one pulled the trigger. And yet Nadine Creasy's never been one to wallow in "why-me?"
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[SOT 11:10:30]
[IN Q=Well, I thought]

((WELL, I THOUGHT ABOUT IT. WHY NOT ME? IT MIGHT AS WELL BE ME AS THE NEXT FELLOW THAT GOES THROUGH A HEART ACHE DON'T YOU RECKON?))
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[OUT Q=DON'T YOU RECKON?]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Her attitude toward her daughter's killer is not at all what who might expect. We'll get Mrs. Creasy's side of it tomorrow night.

[Stocks]


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


Wall Streets rally didn't last long, as consumer confidence slipped again and new home sales plunged. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW lost six points.
NASDAQ dropped 101, for its lowest close since January 19-99.
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[Police-Dogs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-47 TC1:51:48]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Questions still surround the Lynchburg police department's K-9 unit, two weeks after an officer was attacked by one of the unit's drug dogs.
Tonight, the police chief defends his staff and their response to the incident.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was the]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/February 13; :00]
[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief; :37]
[SUPER=@ssm1; :54]
[SUPER=01-Kimball Payne/Lynchburg City Manager; 1:09]
[SUPER=01-Ed Barksdale/Lynchburg Council Member; 1:16]
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[OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.]

(( It was the fourth attack on a person involving a K-9 animal in two years.
Officer Rick Ruggieri required more than a hundred stitches to his head and hands after the dog turned on him during an exercise at the police training grounds.
In a letter to the local newspaper, former Lynchburg officer Rick Phelps claims police didn't tell the whole story in the hours immediately after the attack.
Phelps claims Ruggieri was bitten while another handler was holding the dog.. and he notes that handler.. Officer Karen Carter.. is the daughter of the K-9 unit's commander, Captain C.T. Carter.
But police chief Charles Bennett categorically denies Officer Carter was involved.
[SOT 22:21:29]

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: YOU SHOULD BELIEVE THE PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE OR SOMEONE WHO HAS NO FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE WHATSOEVER OF THE INCIDENT. AND WHEN WE LOOKED AT THE INCIDENT, SHE WAS NOT INVOLVED IN THE INCIDENT. WAS SHE THERE? WELL, YES, BUT THERE WERE ALSO 40 OTHER PEOPLE THERE, WE DIDN'T GIVE YOU THEIR NAMES EITHER, BECAUSE THAT WASN'T GERMANE TO THE ISSUE.))
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[OUT Q=to the issue.]

[Standup ] (( What IS germane, city leaders say, is whether the K-9 unit is a threat to public safety.
City council is now waiting for the police department to complete its own report on the incident, before it decides whether an outside investigation is necessary.))
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[OUT Q=is necessary.]
[SOT 00:50:36]

((KIMBALL PAYNE/LYNCHBURG CITY MANAGER: I THINK WE'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND PUT THIS BEHIND US AND GET THE QUESTIONS ANSWERED AND UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED SO WE CAN LEARN FROM THAT.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=learn from that.]
[SOT 00:54:01]

((ED BARKSDALE/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: MAYBE WE CAN GET TO THE BOTTOM OF WHAT'S WRONG, WHETHER IT'S WITH THE DOG OR THE TRAINER OR WITH THE HANDLER OF THE DOG.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=of the dog.]


Bennett says he recognizes the need to restore public confidence in the unit.
[SOT 22:23:17]

((COL. BENNETT: I WISH I COULD SAY THAT NOTHING WILL EVER HAPPEN AGAIN, BUT THIS IS NOT A PERFECT WORLD. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE EVERY POSSIBLE AND REASONABLE AND CONCEIVABLE STEP TO SEE THAT.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=to see that.]


The department's final report should be finished within the week.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg. ))

[Higher-Education]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-48 TC1:53:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Changes at the Higher Education Center in Roanoke are getting an "A plus" from students.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


A new parking lot that will hold about 90 vehicles will be complete by early spring.
This is the site of a future day care center that will accommodate at least 100 children.
And Seattle's Best Coffee made the Higher Ed Center its home last week.
They don't sell green tea there, instead, they serve it the library.
Attractions like these are what students say really count.
Not to mention that the price is right.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=To have a]

[TC:00:16:15] ((GLORIA JEAN COHEN/HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENT: TO HAVE A BACHELORS DEGREE AT SUCH AN AFFORDABLE COST, IS SOMETHING THAT I'VE BEEN SEARCHING FOR A LONG TIME.))
[RUNS=07]
[SUPER=01-Gloria Jean Cohen/Higher Education Ctr. Student]
[OUT Q=a long time.]
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[VO-NAT]


15 institutions including Tech, Radford and Hollins have partnered to make the Higher Ed center possible.
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[Sports Tease]


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


Coming up tonight on the Tuesday edition of News 7 sports, postseason basketball hoopla shifts into overdrive this week starting tonight. The Express tries to get into the swing of things.
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[VO-NAT]

And the spring like conditions take us out of the office to Roanoke College where the men battle with sticks behind the Bast Center.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-92 18:51]
[GRAPHIC=regional tourney time]


This is the opening night for regional high school basketball action and the seemingly unending list of games begins with Salem and Altavista tipping it off in about 15 minutes in the boys Region III basketball tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Spartans went through a major overhaul in the off season, replacing head coach Charlie Morgan with first year coach Grant Smythers. His Spartans have hardly missed a beat, winning the Blue Ridge District tournament in preparation for some tough regional tournament play.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="heritage]
[SUPER=01-Grant Smythers/Salem Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=......why not us"]
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[anchor=mike]
[graphic=tourney time]

Tonight on News 7 at 11 we will have the highlights of 7 of tonight's quarterfinal matchups from Danville to Lynchburg to Rocky Mount.

[S-Big South]


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


The Roanoke Civic Center begins five days of non-stop hoops tomorrow as the Big South Conference basketball championships begin. The women invade the coliseum tomorrow for four games. Regular season champ Liberty plays UNC Asheville at Noon in the opening session. The Radford women play the 8:30 game in the night session against Charleston Southern. The men begins play on Thursday. Tickets are very affordable and available at the box office.

[S-ACC]


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


The women's ACC tournament opens later this week in Greensboro.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=04-ACC; :00]

The Virginia women play their opening game Saturday at two o'clock against the Florida State. This afternoon UVa's Schuye (Sky) LaRue was named a first team all-conference selection by the ACC sportswriters association. LaRue has been the Cavs go to player all season long.
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[S-Program]


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

In one other ACC note - this week's TV Guide listings for tonight indicate that WDBJ-7 will be showing the Duke-Maryland game tonight at 8 o'clock - but that is INCORRECT. Tonight - Your Hometown Station will have JAG at eight followed by President Bush's address to the nation at nine.

[S-LAX]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-87 1:07:26]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Lacrosse]


While spring does not officially begin for another three weeks, the Roanoke men's lacrosse team has been ready for this season to begin for a year. Steve Mason tells us the Maroons favorite song of late is Aretha Franklin's R-E-S-P-E-C-T.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/1992 D-III Championship; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/Roanoke Men's Lacrosse Coach; :15]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :22]
[SUPER=01-Ryan Kamerdin/Senior Attackman; :38]
[SUPER=01-Mark Healey/Senior Defenseman; :58]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=....News 7 sports"]
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((May of 1992, Roanoke played for the National championship. The Maroons fell to Nazareth that May afternoon. Since then, arguably the toughest loss Roanoke has had to stomach is the unexplainable fall from the national polls. ((:))
The Maroons return nine of 10 starters from a 9 and 4 team a season ago, yet are ranked 17th and 14th in two polls, unranked in another. The offense retains all three starting attackmen, as part of an offensive unit that averaged around 11 goals a game. ((:))
Defensively, All American goalie candidate Tim Morris is back between the pipes to lead a defense that allowed about 8 goals per game last year.))

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-85]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Roanoke Express can't buy time in the Roanoke Civic Center this month.
Big South Basketball among other events are tying up the Round House.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


So the hockey stars have hit the links and no one at Hanging Rock will be the same.
The players put their golf skills to the test against seven of the area golf pros.
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[SOT 06:41:10]
[IN Q=am I frustrated]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gardiner/Express Forward; :00]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=...THESE DAYS."]
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[VO-NAT]


Next up - Gardiner is pushing for golf pros on ice.
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[S-Steam]


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

The Roanoke Steam has hired an interim general manager who hails from Nebraska. Terri Nielsen. She was the general manager for Lincoln, Nebraska's arena football two team that had virtually had a sellout every night in its 5000 seat arena.