[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up on News 7-
(------------)

[Vo-Nat]
Aid workers held captive in Afghanistan are rescued. We'll have a live report.
what will a new PH High look like? Roanokers get a glimpse.
And they're from differnet churches but their singing together ... You can hear them at home.
(------------)
[Talent=Jean]


We'll tell you how
News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


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



(------------)
[VO-NAT 14.5]


Aid workers held by the Taliban are free tonight... They were taken from this prison-
and all eight are now safe in Pakistan.
It's a relief to the stepfather of one of the American women.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:26:48]
[IN Q=]

((WHEN THEY DISBANDED FROM KABUL, I THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO GO INTO A CAVE AND WE WOULD NEVER SEE THEM AT ALL... I WAS PRAYING FOR ALL.. EIGHT IN ALL. PRAYING FOR ALL OF THEM.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=FOR ALL OF THEM.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=NEws 7 @ 11]



[Afghanistan]


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


Good Evening.
The rescue effort was intense... The Secretary of Defense saying that three U-S special operations helicopters landed in a field about 50 miles from Kabul.
It was there that they picked up the aid workers.
Two are American, four are German and two are Australian.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jennifer /Newspath;]


Jennifer Miller is following the story- She joins us live from Washington.
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Miller/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC]
(adlib)

[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Waco, TX;]
[SUPER=01-Jim Cassell/Stepfather of Dayna Curry;]
[SUPER=01-Rear Adm. John Stufflebeem/Pentagon Spokesman;]
[SUPER=01-Dick Cheney/Vice-President;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=]

((THIS CHURCH IN WACO TEXAS HAS REASON TO CELEBRATE. WEDNESDAY THE TALIBAN RELEASED TWO OF ITS MISSIONARIES AND SIX OTHER FOREIGN AID WORKERS. FOR MORE THAN THREE MONTHS .... THEY HAD BEEN IN TALIBAN CUSTODY 'ACCUSED OF PREACHING CHRISTIANITY.' I was really concerned for their safety, but the good news is, they're safe and sound on the ground in Pakistan. JIM CASSELL, STEPFATHER OF DAYNA CURRY: I JUST THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO GO INTO A CAVE AND WE WOULD NEVER SEE DANA AGAIN. AND WE'VE BEEN PRAYING NOT JUST FOR DANA BUT FOR ALL OF THESE OTHER PEOPLE TOO." IN TEXAS THE RELEASE WAS SEEN AS AN ANSWER TO PRAYER ... IN WASHINGTON A SIGN THE TALIBAN'S SECURITY BLANKET MAY BE UNRAVELING. Rear Admiral John Stufflebeem/Pentagon Spokesman: Anti-taliban in southern Afghanistan are rebelling .. but the situation is very dynamic. THAT'S BECAUSE THE PENTAGON ISN'T SURE WHAT THE TALIBAN IS UP TO. AFTER LOSING MAZAR-E-SHARIF, KABUL AND NOW JALABAD ... IT'S UNCLEAR WHETHER TALIBAN TROOPS ARE HIDING IN CAVES TO DEVELOP A NEW STRATEGY ... OR RUNNING FOR THEIR LIVES. BUT THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS OPTIMISTIC. BUSH: TROOPS ON THE TROOPS ARE STILL ON THE HUNT. GROUND TO FINISH THE HUNT: Our troops are on the hunt, on the ground, and they'll stay there, until they do accomplish this objective. VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY ``This is a very good beginning to what's likely to be a long struggle.'' ANTI-TALIBAN FORCES HAVE REPORTEDLY TAKEN CONTROL OF THE AIRPORT OUTSIDE THE CITY OF KANDAHAR. THE HOME OF TALIBAN HEADQUARTERS AND ONE OF ITS REMAINING STRONGHOLDS IS UNDER WATCH ... U-S WAR PLANES ARE PATROLLING OVER HEAD. AND ON THE GROUND .... THE PENTAGON SAYS A GROUP OF SOUTHERN TRIBES THAT ONCE SIDED WITH THE TALIBAN .... IS NOW TURNING AGAINST THEM FOR THE PRESIDENT ... IT SEEMS THIS WAR IS JUST GETTING UNDERWAY. AND TONIGHT THE PRESIDENT REVEALED THE WHITE HOUSE HAD PLANNED COVERT OPERATIONS TO RESCUE THE EIGHT FOREIGN AID WORKERS ... THE PLANS INCLUDING GOING INTO THE BUILDING THEY WERE BEING HELD IN.))
(-------------)
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL Newspath]
[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
(adlib toss back)



[Immigration]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=War on Terrorism]


13 of the nineteen hijackers on September 11th... entered the U-S legally, but there is no entry record for the others.
Now the U-S plans to do a better job of keeping track of foreigners who enter the country.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Restructuring is on the way at the immigration and Naturalization service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The terroris]

((JOHN ASHCROFT/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL; THE TERRORIST ATTACKS OF SEPT. ELEVENTH UNDERSCORED IN THE MOST PAINFUL WAY FOR AMERICANS THAT WE NEED BETTER CONTROL OVER INDIVIDUALS COMING TO OUR SHORES FROM OTHER NATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-John Ashcroft/U. S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=FROM OTHER NATIONS.]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Under the plan- separate chains of command for enforcement and service are created.
Layers of management between field offices and headquarters would be eliminated- and accountability is promoted by providing overall direction under a single agency head- the INS Commissioner.

[Bedford-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC55:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Some say it's nothing short of a scheme to cheat Medicaid. But some Bedford County supervisors see it as a" risk free" deal too good to pass up..... The board has already borrowed 35- million dollars in federal Medicaid money.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford;]

Tonight-- the board voted to borrow an additional 465- million dollars so that the state can receive MILLIONS in matching funds from the federal government. It's a complicated deal-- that the county says is legal but has some residents crying foul. Under the arrangement, the state will pay Bedford County the money it borrowed plus roughly six million dollars on top of that as incentive for helping the Gilmore administration secure the 259- million in matching funds.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 09:44:57 09:50:31]
[IN Q=The way]

((JACK MILLS: THE WAY I GOT IT FIGURED..... ROBBING THE MEDICAID FUND. )) ((BOB CROUCH/BEDFORD CO. RESIDENT: SINCE SEPTEMBER.....SCHEME LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Mills/Bedford Co. Resident; ]
[SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/Bedford Co. Resident; :15]
[RUNS=30 approx.]
[OUT Q=scheme like this.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Bedford County says it will use its money to upgrade the Bedford County nursing home.
(------------)



[School-Audit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC02:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Members of Roanoke City Council and the School Board put aside their differences tonight, finalizing a plan for regular audits of the school system.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The two panels have been at odds over a recent review that raised questions about the school system's hiring practices.
But tonight, school board and council members said they support the plan for regular audits.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The School Board ]

((RUTH WILLSON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BOARD: THE SCHOOL BOARD VERY MUCH SUPPORTS THE INTERNAL AUDITING PRACTICES AND WE'RE DELIGHTED TO GO FORWARD WITH THE AUDIT THIS SCHOOL YEAR.)) ((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK THIS HAS OPENED UP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION AND IT MAKES US ALL REALIZE THAT WE ARE HERE FOR THE SAME PURPOSE AND THAT IS TO OPERATE THE SCHOOLS AND THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN THE MOST EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT MANNER POSSIBLE.))
[SUPER=01-Ruth Willson/Roanoke City School Board; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :11]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=and efficient manner possible]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Under the plan outlined tonight, the municipal auditor will review school activity funds, payroll, administrative data processing and transportation during the next year.

[PH-Renovation]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC07:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Plans for the new Patrick Henry High School met with approval tonight... as Roanokers took a closer look at the concept architects are now developing.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The plan calls for a new two-story academic building that would replace the current campus layout.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Though there were many questions tonight about parking, traffic, classroom space and other issues, members of the audience said they're impressed with what they've seen so far.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:40:05]
[IN Q=They have obviously taken into account]

((JESSICA SWEENEY/PH SENIOR: THEY HAVE OBVIOUSLY TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THAT P H DOES NEED TO BE REMODELED AND THEY'RE LOOKING INTO THE POSSIBILITY OF MOVING AWAY FROM THE CAMPUS COMPLEX INTO ONE BUILDING. I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE A BIGGER GYMNASIUM, A BIGGER AUDITORIUM. I THINK THAT'S GOOD. AND THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE IT MORE ACCESSIBLE TO THE COMMUNITY, SO I THINK THE COMMUNITY WILL BE VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jessica Sweeney/PH Senior;]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=very pleased with that.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The architects will present their plans for William Fleming High School at a public meeting tomorrow night.

[VF-Imagewear]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-34 TC1:52:42]
[GRAPHIC=VF Imagewear]


More than 2 thousand Martinsville and Henry County jobs are in jeopardy.
V-F Imagewear will closed its area plants if no buyer comes forward.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


Company officials held a press conference today after notifying 23 hundred employees they will likely lose their jobs come July.
They say NAFTA eliminates the possibility of producing quality clothing at competitive prices.
All area plants will close if no one opts to buy them ... only 200 jobs in a local distribution center will remain.
V-F was commended by the local government and some employees for its integrity under the circumstances.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We as VF]

((GEORGE DERHOFER/VF IMAGEWEAR: WE AS VF ARE GOING TO DO UNDER THE CIRCUMSTANCES DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MAKE THE TRANSITION THE BEST IT CAN BE AND IF THINK FOR THE MOST PART THEY RE APPRECIATIVE OF THAT.))
[SUPER=01-George Derhofer/VF Imagewear]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=appreciative of that.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The major loss of tax revenue will now force Henry County to re-evaluate its financial situation.
The Board of Supervisors will meet next week to discuss budget cuts.
They are likely to affect the Public Service Authority Board.
(------------)



[Gilmore-React]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-46 TC1:53:34]
[GRAPHIC=Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore says unemployment benefits he increased for Virginians in the wake of the terrorist attack on the Pentagon may help laid off workers in Henry County and Martinsville.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I've already increased the]
[sot tape 16:31:35 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'VE ALREADY INCREASED THE ....WITHOUT REGARD TO WHAT REGION THEY'RE A PART OF.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=what region they're a part of.]
(-------------)
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=Warner]


Governor- elect Mark Warner says the layoffs are "regrettable," and emphasized the need for one of his campaign promises: "a top-level Economic Crisis Strike Force that can be dispatched immediately when a community is plunged into economic crisis."
The Warner transition team is trying to schedule time for the Governor- elect to visit Henry County later this week.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A reverse by the Red Cross.
The entire Liberty Fund will now go to September Eleventh victims.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=God]

((GOD BLESS AMERICA))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=bless America]
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


And little voices from some area churches get ready for a big concert.
(-------------)



[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Preview]
[GRAPHIC=None]



(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="Hey sports...]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=.....in sports."]

((Hey sports fans here's what's happening tonight the Roanoke Dazzle made its final cuts this evening Steve Mason goes to Virginia Tech for this weeks Hometown Hoops weekly does the outcome of the Virginia Tech Virginia game have any effect on recruiting and NASCAR has some changes for this weekends race in Atlanta.
All that and more coming up in sports.))
(-------------)



[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Crash Invest.]


New leads tonight in the crash of American Airlines Flight 587.
Drew Levinson has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Marion Blakey/National Transportation Safety Board; :10]
[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; :25]
[RUNS=1:25]
[OUT Q=DL, CBS News, New York.]

((Investigators spent Wednesday night sifting through the last remains of American Airlines Flight 587. They're looking for ANY clue into what might have caused the giant Airbus A-300 to crash shortly after takeoff from New York's JFK Airport. Late in the evening, they got some good news.
(SOT: Marion Blakey/NTSB)

We have repaired the black box and are recovering data.
(STANDUP Bridge)

Wreckage is strewn everywhere throughout here in this Belle Harbor New York neighborhood. Every piece of the jet could provide the make or break clue into finding out just what happened to the ill-fated flight.
(TRACK)

Investigators say the primary focus is on the rear section of the jumbo jet. Its clear the fin was torn off above the attachment brackets -- a catastrophic in-flight failure that sent the plane crashing to the ground. Experts are also looking to see if turbulence from a nearby 7-4-7 might have also played a role in the disaster. The planes took off less than standard two minutes apart.
(SOT: Blakey)

Meanwhile experts say the loss of a tail section of a plane is an unprecedented event. So unusual, that American Airlines say it will inspect its entire fleet of European made Airbus A300s. DL CBS New York))

[Attacks-stress]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Attack on America]


Have you felt stress from the September 11th attacks?
If you have, you're not alone.
A new study shows nearly half of all American adults had pronounced symptoms of stress from the attacks
The most common symptom was feeling upset when reminded of the attacks.
The Study is in the New England Journal of Medicine.

[Red-Cross]


[ANCHOR=JEan]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Red Cross]


If there's one thing that made Americans mad... it was finding out the money they donated to the Red Cross Liberty Fund... was not all going to victims of September 11th-
(------------)
[VO-NAT 08.5]


But that's changing...
After pressure from the public the American Red Cross promised to direct every penny to the victims.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:51:41]
[IN Q=]

((HAROLD DECKER/CEO RED CROSS: THE PEOPLE AFFETED BY THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY HAVE BEEN OUR FIRST PRIORITY AND BEGINNING TODAY THEY WILL BE OUR ONLY PRIORITY.))
[SUPER=01-Harold Decker/Red Cross CEO; ]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=OUR ONLY PRIORITY.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 07 plus pad]


Out of the 543 million donated, the Red Cross originally wanted to set aside 200-million for future terrorist attacks.
(------------)



[Bike-Recall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Recall]


Two bicycle recalls to tell you about tonight- involving hundreds of bicycles made by two different companies.
(+++++++++)

[TAKE pinnacle]
The first recall involves the Bike E corporation's recumbent tandem bicycles. 700 bicycles are involved.
The Consumer product safety commission says its received reports that the steerer tubes on the front forks begin to separate. [CHANGE pinnacle]
Another recall involves 11-hundred bicycle wheel rims made by a North Carolina company... Performance Incorporated

The CPSC says the rims can crack sending riders flying from their bikes.
(-------------)


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


He led the civil rights movement decades ago.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Today Martin Luther King was recognized on the grounds of Virginia's capitol.
That story when News 7 returns.
(----------------)


[WEB-ADDRESS]
(///// SOT /////)

[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess]

[King-Tree]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-37 TC2:01:46]
[GRAPHIC=MLK]


45 years after Virginia Senator Harry Byrd called for "Massive Resistance" to court- ordered integration, the first monument to an African-American has been placed in Capitol Square.
(------------)
[VO-NAT :13]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Coretta Scott King and Governor Jim Gilmore put the final touches on a tree planting, honoring Mrs. King's late husband.
The Governor also declared Mrs. King and Martin Luther King, Junior "honorary Virginians."
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:15:02]
[IN Q=I certainly want every child]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I CERTAINLY WANT EVERY CHILD IN VIRGINIA TO LEARN ABOUT MARTIN LUTHER KING... INDEPENDENT MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY HERE IN THE COMMONWEALTH.))
[sot 16:21:33]

((CORETTA SCOTT KING: BUT THIS TREE PLANTING CEREMONY IS ESPECIALLY SIGNIFICANT TO ME BECAUSE VIRGINIA I THE HOME STATE OF MANY OF THE ARCHITECTS OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00 ]
[SUPER=07-Coretta Scott King; :21]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=the architects of American democracy.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT :09]


Tomorrow, Gilmore and Mrs. King will unveil an updated King Center website, for which Virginia contributed 73 thousand dollars.
(------------)



[Youth-Choir]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=01-44 TC1:28:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Young voices from four local churches are uniting-
They've formed the Valley Youth choir.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((NAT SOUND OF A SONG))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=peace of earth.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15]


Tonight the choir was busy rehearsing.
They'll open for the Harlem Gospel choir tomorrow night at the Jefferson Center. That show begins at 7:30.
Tonight the local singers were tuning up...at Pilgram Baptist church.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]

((NAT SOUND SINGING))
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=endless night.]
(---------)

[Vo-nat]
The local singers have been hard at work. They've been busy putting together a new C-D.
It includes performances from youth choirs from several local churches.
The CD appropriately named.. Voices of Youth... goes on sale tomorrow-
All proceeds from the concert and the CD go to the downtown music lab.. a non profit afterschool music lab for students.
(------------)



[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Sports logo]


The Roanoke Dazzle makes its final cut and NASCAR announces some changes for next weeks race in Atlanta.
But first our Extra Point.
[GRAPHIC=COACH KRZYZEWSKI]


Duke University has signed head basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski to a lifetime contract. The school gave Coach K a ten year contract extension that will keep his at Duke through the 2011 season. He has won 3 national titles.
And here are tonight's scores.
(------------)

[MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Northwestern/78//VCU/73///j/Syracuse#21/74//DePaul/60///;]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-/Indiana/93/j/Boston/101///j/Dallas/100//Cleveland/86///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-j/Milwaukee/107//Washington/98////Charlotte/86/j/Philadelphia/100///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-/Utah/79/j/Atlanta/111///j/Orlando/93//Phoenix/92///;]
[SUPER=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-/N.Y. Islanders/3//Pittsburgh/3//Final Overtime/j/Toronto/3//Florida/2///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0103-/Philadelphia/2/j/N.Y. Rangers/4///;]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=....last score."]
(--------------)






[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-105 (1:51:47)]
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]


The Roanoke Dazzle had to get rid of four players and trim its final roster down to 11 players.
The official list of cuts includes Carl Thomas, Lee Wilson, Clayton Shields and Alvin Jefferson and that means Roanoke's Derrick Hines has made the team.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]

The William Fleming and Elizabeth City State product has been the sentimental favorite to make the team since he was signed back in September. His play has been somewhat erratic, but he was aided by the fact that the Dazzle had too many forwards and the fact that the rules require each team keep two first year pros.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'M IN...]
[SUPER=01-Derrick Hines/Makes Dazzle's Final Roster; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...THE BEST FOR ME."]
(-----------)
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]

With Hines on the team area fans immediately have someone to cheer for. The Dazzle opens the season with three home games next week - beginning with this Sunday night's season opener at six o'clock against the Mobile Revelers.

[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-103 1:24:10]
[GRAPHIC=hometown hoops weekly]


Hometown Hoops weekly turns to college hoops tonight. The Virginia Tech women's basketball team has reached the NCAA tournament three of the last four years. Freshman Erin Gibson hopes to help continue the trend. Steve Mason updates us on the former Carroll County star in Hometown Hoops Weekly.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :20]
[SUPER=01-Erin Gibson/Virginia Tech Freshman Forward; :30]
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Henrickson/Virginia Tech Women's Head Coach; :50]
[SUPER=01-Sarah Hicks/Virginia Tech Senior Captain; 1:17]
[RUNS=1:57]
[OUT Q=......hometown hoops weekly"]
(--------------)

((ERIN GIBSON COMPLETED A STORY BOOK HIGH SCHOOL CAREER LAST YEAR AT CARROLL COUNTY BY BEING NAMED THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GROUP 2A PLAYER OF THE YEAR. SHE'S NOW A FRESHMAN AT VIRGINIA TECH AND WHILE THE TRANSITION FROM HIGH SCHOOL TO BIG TIME DIVISION ONE BALL IS NEVER EASY, GIBSON IS DOING JUST FINE.
The Hokies have been practices for one month and Gibson is wise beyond her years when it comes to understanding the difference between Carroll County and Virginia Tech basketball. ((:))
Two players who play in the post return from last year's team. The six, two Gibson might be the youngest of the three centers, but she is holding her own. ((:)) Erin averaged 18 points and 12 rebounds a game during here career at Carroll County under coach h Howard Mayo, himself a college post player. Gibson has been attending Tech's basketball camps since the eighth grade and her local fan base should help her make the jump to the college ranks.)) ((:)) ((:)) ((:))

[S-Recruits]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-94 15743tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH-UVA]

Saturday's 73rd meeting between UVa and Virginia Tech is for state bragging rights amongst the fans of both schools - but how much does it really influence high school athletes who are being recruiting by both schools? It seems recruiting is affected very little by the outcome of this annual game.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I THINK...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :11]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Virginia Head Coach; :28]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=...where they all went."]
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA]

The overlap in recruiting is really not as great as you might think. Only about 30 percent of the athletes Tech recruits each year also are pursued by UVa. In fact of Virginia's 22 starters only four were recruited by Virginia Tech.

[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-98 (1:53:56)]
[GRAPHIC=mlb]


The Baseball Writers of America announced their manager of the year selections last night.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]

Philadelphia's Larry Bowa gets the honor in the national league after leading the Phillies to within a whisker of the playoffs. Seattle's Lou Piniella gets the junior circuit award. His Mariners won more games than any other club in baseball history with 116 wins.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Roy]


NASCAR will have some changes this weekend in Atlanta. More later on Mornin.

[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-97 15125TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


The NASCAR Winston Cup season is basically over, Jeff Gordon has all but wrapped up the title, and Bill Elliott is back in victory lane.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

So leave it to the powers that be at NASCAR to tinker with the cars with just two races to go. Dodge dominated Miami so now NASCAR says the Intrepids must shave one inch off the area below the bumper, impacting the front-end downforce on the car. Nascar believes this will make Ford, GM and Dodge more even. (------------)