[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The state Supreme Court throws out a murder conviction based on the suspect's limited intellect
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the Governor- elect's got Southside on his mind- -even as he's rehearsing his first big speech.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight in Sports - Ronde gets an award, the Maroons and Tigers get ready to pack the Bast Center. They're racing motorcycles in the Civic Center.
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[VO-NAT]

And while the Hokies are losing one quarterback, they soon may be gaining another.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Unlike last weekend, this one should be relatively quiet weather wise. Details just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[SOT 3:01:35]
[IN Q=I'M JUST]

((JIMMY TURK/PRITCHETT'S ATTORNEY; I'M JUST THANKFUL THAT WE FINALLY HAVE A COURT THAT HAS FINALLY GOTTEN IT RIGHT.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=IT RIGHT]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

In a rare move, the Virginia Supreme Court overturns a criminal conviction.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The Ironto rest stop murder case will be tried again.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Pritchett]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-50 TC2:01:35]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


In 1999 a jury convicted Livingston "Bud" Pritchett of first degree murder and sentenced him to life in prison.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

The victim, Estel (ES-tul) Singleton was found shot outside the Ironto rest area on Interstate-81. Today, the Virginia State Supreme Court granted Pritchett a new trial.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us with more on the case...Rachel? Keith and Shannon, the conviction in this case was actually upheld by the state court of appeals and now only overturned by the state's highest court.
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Pritchett's attorney says the issue here is simple. He says expert testimony of someone's mental retardation and how it may affect a confession should be admissible in court. During Pritchett's case, it wasn't.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS ON THE PHONE]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./1999; :07]
[SUPER=01-Jimmy Turk/Pritchett's Attorney; :14]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=DEAL OF SATISFACTION.]

((Nats TC (on phone) Defense Attorney Jimmy Turk says he's not surprised at the decision for a new trial. He argued the Pritchett case, then took it through the appeal process.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:07:22]
[IN Q=THIS WAS THE]

((JIMMY TURK/PRITCHETT'S ATTORNEY; THIS WAS THE MOST UNFAIR TRIAL THAT I HAD EVER TAKEN PART IN AS FAR AS THE EXCLUSION OF EVIDENCE AND THE SANDBAGGING ON THE PART OF THE PROSECUTOR AND THE JUDGE NOT LETTING IS GET IN EVIDENCE.))
[OUT Q=in evidence]

A Montgomery County jury was not allowed to hear expert testimony on the defendant's mental retardation. Testimony the Supreme Court says would help a jury determine the reliability of Pritchett's alleged confession in the case.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:11:46]
[IN Q=the jury this]

((JIMMY TURK/PRITCHETT'S ATTORNEY; THE JURY THIS TIME AROUND WILL ACTUALLY BE ABLE TO HEAR ABOUT MR PRITCHETT'S MENTAL RETARDATION AND THE EFFECTS OF HIS MENTAL RETARDATION IN AN INTERROGATION TYPE SETTING.)) Turk says he has kept in contact with Pritchett and expects to once again be his court appointed attorney.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 3:06:45 ]
[IN Q=getting ]

((GETTING CASES OVERTURNED AND SENT BACK FOR NEW TRAILS IN CRIMINAL CASES ARE VERY, VERY RARE, EXTREMELY RARE AND I THINK THAT'S WHY IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE THERE'S A GREAT DEAL OF SATISFACTION.))
[OUT Q=DEAL OF SATISFACTION.]))
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Pritchett is serving his sentence in the Sussex State Prison facility. Turk says it's likely he doesn't know he has been granted a new trial.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]

Keith and Shannon... Turk is estimating after scheduling and paperwork...the case will be argued sometime in the Fall.

[Halifax-Drownings]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Drowning]


Two Halifax County children drowned after slipping through the ice of a pond yesterday.
Eleven-year-old Christopher Carr and seven-year-old Montia Carr fell through the ice of a pond near their home.
A third child apparently witnessed the accident.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FS]
Rescue workers responded to the incident just before 5:30 last evening.
The two children were under water for about 90 minutes before divers recovered the bodies.
The brother and sister were rushed to Halifax Regional Hospital, where continued efforts to revive them were unsuccessful.
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[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:13:26]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


As Richmond prepares for tomorrow's inauguration, the economic problems of southside Virginia are very much on the minds of lawmakers and Governor- elect Mark Warner.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is on the south side of the capitol tonight, where Warner will be sworn in as Governor tomorrow afternoon.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL state Microwave]
[SUPER=@joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Keith, the risers are in place, the preparations complete... Mark Warner has been practicing his speech, but today he was also looking ahead to one of his first actions as governor: creating an economic strike force to benefit areas such as southside Virginia that have been hit hard by the recession.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is indeed our hour of need]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Charles Hawkins/(R) Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; 10]
[SUPER=01-Mark Warner/Governor-Elect; :32]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=help them through this transition period.]

(([OPENS ON SOUND OF HAWKINS 04:03]
[IN Q=THIS IS INDEED OUR HOUR OF NEED. OUR PEOPLE DESERVE THE SAME HOPES, THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TO DREAM AS THE REST OF

THE STATE.] [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=as the rest of the state.]


On the heels of more discouraging economic news from southside, Chatham Senator Charles Hawkins made the case for decisive action.
Mark Warner made rural Virginia a focus of his campaign for Governor, and on the eve of his inauguration said he will sign an executive order to create the economic crisis strike force... an effort he says to help troubled areas through challenging times.
[SOT]
[IN Q=This will be]

((THIS WILL BE WHERE WE HELP BRING ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL, NOT CREATING A NEW LEVEL OF GOVERNMENT, BRINGING PERSONNEL FROM AGENCIES AROUND VIRGINIA INTO THOSE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE HARD HIT BY THIS KIND OF LAY-OFF AND HELP THEM THROUGH THIS TRANSITION PERIOD.))
[RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=help them through this transition period.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Of course, emergency first aid is just a first step toward the kind of economic recovery southside Virginia requires.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Keith, Mark Warner says he will lay out his vision for Virginia during tomorrow's inaugural remarks... and follow with more specifics on Monday night when he delivers his first State of the Commonwealth Address to a joint session of the General Assembly.

[Meadows]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC1:44:35]
[GRAPHIC=None]

"What we have here is the secret life of Mary Jane Meadows." That's how a prosecutor summed up the case today of a commercial courier who stole a bag full of bank receipts worth more than 1-point-five million dollars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Meadows has continued to work for the courier company and took the witness stand to deny taking the bag. The bag full of receipts- -minus a small amount of cash- -was found in a dumpster below the apartment complex where Meadows lived at the time. "Why would she dump it in the dumpster, HER lawyer asked the jury: "in a way that would point the finger at her as the suspect in this larceny?"
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

The jury answered that question with a guilty verdict. The judge wants a mental health evaluation before he sentences the 53 year old courier.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Ford says several of its models have run out of gas.
Find out what that means to local car owners and dealers next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And later things are looking up at Lexington Presbyterian church.
A year and a half after the big fire, a new steeple is almost ready.
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[Ford-Lincoln]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC51:50]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]


Ford Motor company today revealed a quote "extensive restructuring plan," to keep the company up to speed with its competitors.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That includes closing five plants and discontinuing four models.
Business Reporter Jennifer Miele found out what you can expect if you own one of those models.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These assembly lines]
[SUPER=01-William Clay Ford, Jr./Ford CEO;:14]
[SUPER=01-Hayward Statum/President of Friendly Lincoln-Mercury;:39]
[SUPER=03-Salem;:49]
[SUPER=@jennifer2;1:09]
[RUNS=1:24]
[OUT Q=JM News 7.]

(( These assembly lines and Ford Motor Company's bottom line don't fit.
That from Chief Executive Officer William Clay Ford Junior today.
Next week's earnings report is expected to show a losing quarter.
[SOT]

(("WE STRAYED FROM WHAT GOT US TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN AND IT COST US GREATLY.")) [runs08]
Ford will close plants in New Jersey, Ohio, Missouri, Michigan and Canada. by 2004.
The company will also eliminate the Ford Escort, Mercury Cougar, Mercury Villager and Lincoln Continental.
Salem Lincoln-Mercury dealer Hayward Statum believes the changes are necessary for Ford to stay in the fast lane.
[SOT]

[tc:23:47:53] ((HAYWARD STATUM/FRIENDLY LINCOLN MERCURY: LOT OF PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET, LOTTA GOOD PRODUCTS OUT THERE. FORD HAS TO CHANGE IN ORDER TO MEET THE TIMES, WE EITHER CHANGE AND GO FORWARD OR DON'T CHANGE AND GO BACKWARD.)) [RUNS09]
If you do own one of the four cars about to be discontinued, Statum says not to worry about devaluation.
Ford will provide replacement parts for at least 20 years after the last car rolls off the line.
[SOT]

[tc:23:49:14] ((STATUM: AS FAR AS SERVICE IS CONCERNED, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GET IT. THOSE ARE CUSTOMERS WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE.)) [RUNS06]
Ford hopes to bring in some new customers too by doubling the number of new vehicles it introduces from five in 2001 to 10 in 2004 .. all that in the hopes of getting profits rolling again.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))

[TRW-Automotive]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


The slowdown in the auto industry is forcing layoffs in Southwest Virginia.
A Smyth County company that makes stearing gears for cars and trucks will temporarily lay off about a hundred workers next week.
T-R-W Automotive says it's asked for volunteers to take a week and a half leave of absence.
A spokeswoman says they'll return to work at the Atkins plant once the company's customers return to full operation.

[Magnolia]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC01:28]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Carroll County's largest employer continues to grow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape;]


Today, Governor Jim Gilmore announced Magnolia Manufacturing will add 25 new jobs.
The Gastonia, North Carolina-based manufacturer chose Carroll County for the expansion over facilities in its home state.
Gilmore also approved a 150-thousand-dollar grant from the Governor's Emergency Opportunity Fund to assist Carroll County with the project.
Magnolia, which concentrates exclusively on ring-spun yarns, has four facilities and 418 employees in Carroll County.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Cautious investors prepared for the flood of fourth-quarter earnings reports due to begin in earnest next week.

[TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/80.33/9987.53/y/24.78/2022.46;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That sent stocks lower.
The DOW lost 80 points.
NASDAQ fell 25.
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[VO]
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[SUPER=273-h/0.06/20.56/i/0.59/18.98/i/0.04/1.35/h/0.46/47.65/h/0.11/13.06;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.34/61.59/h/1.03/71.42/h/0.33/49.70/i/0.80/31.15/i/1.20/55.80;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[Neely]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Keith Neely]

A federal judge says the prosecutor violated rules of criminal procedure in the case of Christiansburg Attorney Keith Neely. Judge Jackson Kiser stopped short, however, of finding Prosecutor Karen Peters in contempt of court for reviewing grand jury materials with Neely's secretary. Peters left the Roanoke U-S Attorney's Office last year to become an Administrative Law Judge, so it would be difficult to impose sanctions against her. Judge Kiser points out sanctions wouldn't help Neely, and the U-S Attorney's Office can no longer repair the damage. Neely is back behind bars, serving a 10-year sentence for drug dealing and money laundering, still fighting for a new trial.

[Church-Steeple]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC46:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The steeple is coming back .. and so is the clock.
18 months ago, the Lexington Presbyterian Church caught fire, and the city lost a landmark. Now the church is undertaking a massive rebuilding plan, and will soon have its crowning piece back on top. Richard Lesko has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/July 18, 2000; :00]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :08]
[SUPER=01-Al Anderson/Blue Ridge Timberwrights; :16]
[SUPER=@Richard2; :50]
[RUNS=1:35]
[OUT Q=RL, News 7;]

((A few hours after the blaze started, the Lexington Presbyterian Church's steeple fell in a shower of flames. Now nearly 18 months later, the church is about to receive its new steeple from Blue Ridge Timberwrights in Montgomery County.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:12:15]
[INQ=The steeple's about...]

((AL ANDERSON/BLUE RIDGE TIMBERWRIGHTS; THE STEEPLE'S ABOUT 75 FEET HIGH. I BELIEVE TO THE TOP OF THE SPIKE IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT 105 FEET ABOVE THE SIDEWALK, ONCE IT'S SITTING ON THE ROOF IN PLACE IN LEXINGTON))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUTQ=in place in Lexington.]

Very little of the original steeple survived the fire. This piece used to sit near the pinnacle and was found in the rubble. It's too damaged to be used on the rebuilt spire, but part of the church's floor was not damaged by fire.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:09:24]
[INQ=That part of...]

((AL ANDERSON/BLUE RIDGE TIMBERWRIGHTS; THAT PART OF THE FLOOR HAD WATER DAMAGE TO IT. THEY'VE STRIPPED THAT AND WE'RE REUSING IT IN THE STEEPLE.))
[RUNS= 8]
[OUTQ=in the steeple.]

Most of the wood that's being used has been salvaged from a variety of historical projects from around the country.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:07:52]
[INQ=Some of the material]

((AL ANDERSON/BLUE RIDGE TIMBERWRIGHTS; SOME OF THE MATERIAL CAME OUT OF THE SAVANNAH HARBOR, OLD LONG YELLOW PINE THAT WAS BURIED IN SAVANNAH HARBOR PART OF A 1690'S TO 1770 COTTON PIERS.))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUTQ=1770 cotton piers.]

When the steeple is delivered, it will no doubt be a welcome addition .. and return .. to Lexington's skyline.
(//////SOT/////)
[SOT - 2:10:37]
[INQ=I don't know how...]

((AL ANDERSON/BLUE RIDGE TIMBERWRIGHTS; I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME THAT IT WILL BE A REAL GOOD DAY WHEN THEY SEE THE CLOCK BACK UP ON THAT STEEPLE AND THEY CAN START TELLING WHAT TIME IT IS IN LEXINGTON AGAIN.))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUTQ=it is in Lexington again.]


If all goes according to schedule, that day will come some time in March.
Richard Lesko, News 7.))

[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on the Big 7, from the football front, hockey, and college basketball are all on the way - plus the Roanoke Civic Center will come to life tonight -
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[VO-NAT]

as some serious motorcycle action turns up the volume level inside.
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 2820TC]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA FOOTBALL]


It's been a busy day in the football world as former Ga. Tech and Notre Dame coach George O'Leary has joined the
Minnesota Vikings staff.

The Heisman trophy runner-up Rex Grossman says he WILL be back next year to play for the Florida Gators.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last August;]

The Hokies are losing one of their quarterbacks. Jason Davis, who was Tech's third string quarterback this season, but never played is transferring to East Tennessee State. The redshirt freshman is from Sevierville, Tennessee.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/2001 Season; :00]

While he is leaving another talented prospect may soon be committing to the Hokies. Patrick Dosh, the six foot three inch 215 quarterback from Benedictine in Richmond has been recruited by Tech, North Carolina, Maryland, Marshall and JMU. He's visiting the Dukes in Harrisonburg this weekend where his dad Pat Dosh was a star basketball player in the mid-70's. Sources say his top choice is still Tech.
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[S-Ronde]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-115 15:56]
[GRAPHIC=Ronde Barber]


Ronde Barber and his Tampa Bay Buccaneers play their wild card playoff game against Philadelphia tomorrow at 4:30

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :00]


Barber recently earned his first pro bowl selection and the honors continue to roll in for Ronde. NFL Alumni, a group made up of former NFL players, has voted Ronde the cornerback of the year. Barber tied the league record this season with 10 interceptions.
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[S-Sydney]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-107 51:55]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


It's a big weekend for ODAC basketball over in Salem. Tomorrow at one PM, the Roanoke women host Bridgewater at the Bast Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Then at three, the men battle number two ranked Hampden Sydney. The Maroons will face a Tigers team coming off a loss to 11th ranked Randolph Macon, their first set back of the season. But the Maroons, like all ODAC teams, have watched the Tigers become a top 10 nationally ranked program over the last several years.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Men's Basketball Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jaimar Mansel/Roanoke Point Guard; :22]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=......not just Hampden Sydney"]
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-111 (34:10)]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


The Keydets of V-M-I will hit the road this weekend looking for their first Southern Conference win of the season.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :]


The Keydets went through an intense practice earlier this week to get ready for East Tennessee State.
V-M-I is 5 and 8 overall and 0 and 3 in the Southern Conference.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We've had...]
[SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/VMI Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jason Conley/Leads Nation In Scoring; :]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=....they key."]
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[S-Cyclones]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-113 34:43]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


The Express will try and snap a 4 game winless streak tonight on the road against Cincinnati.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Roanoke has been practicing hard of late and the team knows while it is 2 and OH against Cincinnati so far this season, Tonight will not be easy.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Peron/Express Center; :00]
[SUPER=01-Duncan Dalmao/Express Defenseman; :27]
[RUNS=:46]
[OUT Q=.....business here"]
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[S-Cross]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-1:03 2:03:15]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 sports]

Sports fans looking for something to do this weekend, we have just the thing for you.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


Tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30, you can check out Arenacross Regional competition at the Roanoke Civic Center. 100 riders will compete.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="we]
[SUPER=01-Jason Hyde/Arenacross Competitor; :00]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=..have a good time"]
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[VO-NAT]


The professional riders can make as much as two thousand dollars a weekend, but their bodies pay a price.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....part of anything....."]

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