[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

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[VO-NAT]

The Radford arsenal is in the crosshairs. The facility is targeted for layoffs.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And Governor Warner gets down to business with a little help from his friends.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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In sports, The Virginia Cavaliers have an A-C-C showdown with Wake Forest in Charlottesville tonight Mike Stevens continues his reports from the Media Tour.
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[VO-NAT]


And as expected the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fire head coach Tony Dungy after six years as the teams head coach.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A day so nice, we bring it back twice. No problems with the forecast until Saturday. More straight ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[IN Q=and because of these dramatic]

((AND BECAUSE OF THESE DRAMATIC CHANGES AND BECAUSE OUR BUDGET IS BADLY OUT OF BALANCE, WE MUST TAKE A BOLD NEW LOOK AT HOW STATE GOVERNMENT DOES BUSINESS.))
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[OUT Q=how state government does business.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Governor Mark Warner launches a far-reaching review of state government.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Former Governor Doug Wilder will lead the effort.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[XGR-Wilder]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC51:40]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


With the state facing the potential of a five billion dollar shortfall over the next four and a half years, Warner says Virginia has no choice but to make substantial change.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Tonight, Joe Dashiell has more on how the Governor plans to achieve that... as well as the reaction of anxious state employees.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL State microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Keith and Shannon, Governor Mark Warner signed his fifth executive order today, creating the Commission on Efficiency and Effectiveness.
He promised that the recommendation the panel provides will not gather dust on a shelf.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The Governor says he's looking for]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=07-Gov. Mark Warner; :12]
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/Commission Chairman; :46]
[SUPER=01-Joan Dent/Va. Government Employees Assoc.; :51]
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[OUT Q=the programs that they are running.]

((The Governor says he's looking for bold actions, and accountability... a far-reaching review of state government that will likely eliminate some services and consolidate others.
[SOT]
[IN Q=When we look at well over a hundred]

((WHEN WE LOOK AT WELL OVER A HUNDRED AGENCIES THAT THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAS THAT CLEARLY THERE WILL BE ROOM FOR CONSOLIDATION, BOTH IN TERMS OF HOW WE DELIVER SERVICES AND IN TERMS OF THE VERY STRUCTURE.))
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[OUT Q=in terms of the very structure.]


Warner and the man he's chosen to chair the commission former Governor Wilder say they will not just be tinkering with the budget...
And that leaves state employees wondering what the next year will bring.
[SOT]
[IN Q=State employees, I've talked with]

((STATE EMPLOYEES I'VE TALKED WITH WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.)) ((THE ONLY PEOPLE THAT NEED FEAR ANYTHING ARE THOSE THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED DEAD WEIGHT AND DEAD WOOD.)) ((I THINK THERE ARE MANY GOOD WORKERS IN STATE GOVERNMENT AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM ARE GOOD WORKERS AND YES THEY DO HAVE SOMETHING TO FEAR. THERE'S NO MONEY TO PAY THEM RIGHT NOW. THERE'S NO MONEY TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAMS THAT THEY ARE RUNNING.))
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[OUT Q=programs that they are running.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Joan Dent says state employees are not opposed to a review of state government, but they hope to have input... and hope the state won't rush to judgment.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Kieth-Shannon & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Keith and Shannon, Governor Warner has given the 15- member commission, seven months to complete its first report, and deliver recommendations to his desk.

[Radford-Arsenal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC07:44]
[GRAPHIC=Radford Ammunition Plant]

As many as 240 jobs are in jeopardy in the New River Valley. Layoffs are set to begin this Spring in a most UNlikely line of work, considering we're at war.
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[OUT Q=ka-boom.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Iraq/1991]

The 240 people who make M-14 tank propellant will be out of work beginning the first of April. It's one of the things they make at the Radford Army Ammunition Plant, the Army's only munitions propellant manufacturing facility.
[SUPER=03-Radford]

A company spokeswoman confirms Alliant Techsystems- -the firm that runs the plant for the Army- -lost the contract to make M-14 munitions propellant, but would not confirm that the contract had gone to Canada. Union President Luther Woolwine says A-T-K has been conducting "town meetings" throughout the plant since Friday, explaining the impact of loosing the M-14 contract. HE says the workers are been told that as many as 90 people will lose their jobs by April first. Another 150 will be let go sometime after that.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]

American Powder Company President Pat Nolan has a meeting at the Pentagon tomorrow. He declined comment until after he returns from Washington.

[Halifax-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tsa]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC32:11]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


A stolen pit bull appears to have been the motive behind a fatal drive-by shooting in Halifax County.
Now two teenagers face murder charges for last summer's incident.
Nineteen year old James Earl Hodge and a 16 year old boy were arrested yesterday afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]

[File on tape 01-25 TC1:05:06]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./June 25, 2001]


They're both charged with the murder of 22 year old Douglas Witcher in a drive by shooting last June.
Another man was shot four times but survived.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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The arrests were made by a special task force of local and state law enforcement agencies, set up after a string o

f shootings in the county last summer.[Danville-Robbery]


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[GRAPHIC=Bank Robber]


Danville Police are looking into a morning bank robbery.
The robbery happened around 10:30 at the American National Bank on Main Street.
Police say a man entered the bank with a handgun and demanded money.
When staff handed over the cash, the suspect left but didn't get far before a dye pack exploded scattering money in a nearby street.
Police describe the suspect as a black man, between 5-foot-8 and 6-foot-2, weighing more than 250 pounds.
If you have any information, you're asked to call Danville Police.

[L'burg-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC1:18:25]
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Overall, crime in Lynchburg was down a little last year, but the city's police chief says he needs five new officers to handle an increase in domestic violence and drunk driving incidents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Lynchburg's crime rate fell about one and a half percent in 2001, thanks mostly to a drop in property and drug crimes.
But of the city's six murders last year, five were domestic-related.. and responding to domestic calls has kept officers from their regular patrols.
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[SOT 10:18:51]
[IN Q=A domestic violence]

((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT THAT RESULTS IN ARREST MIGHT TAKE A TOTAL OF 12 TO 15 POLICE HOURS BECAUSE THAT'S SEVERAL PEOPLE GOING INITIALLY AND THEN SEVERAL PEOPLE BEING INVOLVED FOR A WHILE, BUT THEY'RE VERY LABOR INTENSIVE.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Charles Bennett/Lynchburg Police Chief]
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[OUT Q=very labor-intensive.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bennett says he's including a request for five new officers in next year's budget to help ease the staffing shortage.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Four wrecks in two weeks... many are wondering about the safety of trucks on Interstate 81 and what's being done to improve it.
We'll have some answers next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


And we'll check in on some tumbling tots... and a new program that's offering a workout for parents and kids.
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[Montvale-Wreck]
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[WRITER=jsc]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC09:12]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Last night's wreck on Route 460 will have long-lasting effects.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montvale;]


The accident occurred around 8-30 when an empty tanker hit a car.
The truck then hit both sides of the Goose Creek bridge guard rail, knocking sections out.
While no structural damage was done to the road, V-DOT says the bridge needs to be closed while the concrete guardrail is replaced.
Officials said today they hope to have the bridge closed by Friday and divert westbound traffic to an eastbound lane.
Currently one lane is open westbound.
A passenger in the car, Josanne Elizabeth Flynn of Thaxton, was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
She is listed in stable condition.
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[Truck-Accidents]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]

Another truck accident, this one on Interstate 81 near Ironto this morning, is the latest in a rash of wrecks on the highway. The truck went off the road shortly before 5 and tipped over on an embankment. The driver says he was swerving to avoid a deer. Police say the driver appeared to be uninjured. The wreck was the fourth involving big rigs on 81 in the past two weeks. Police blame a lack of driver attention.
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[IN Q=January 8th, a truck driver lost control...]
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./January 2;:10]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./January 9;:17]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. C. Daniel Jessee/State Police;:30]
[SUPER=01-Jason Bond/VDOT;1:00]
[SUPER=01-Randy Burtner/Truck Driver;1:08 QUICK!!!]
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[OUT Q=increase capacity on 81.]

(( January 8th, a truck driver lost control of his rig in Rockbridge County and lurched into oncoming traffic. One woman was killed. One week earlier, a Ford Thunderbird pulled in front of a semi in Botetourt County, sending the car's passengers to the hospital. And, on January 9th, HAZMAT crews were called after a big rig rocketed off an overpass, and down an embankment near Lexington. Different accidents that share a common thread.
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[IN Q=People that operate vehicles...]

((People that operate vehicles, whether small or large, are not paying attention to what's going on, they let their speed get a little higher than it should, they don't allow enough stopping distance in front and before you know it something happens and the next thing you know you're involved in an accident.)) [RUNS:16]
[OUT Q=involved in an accident.]

Transportation officials say it's well know that Interstate 81 has reached its capacity. Truck traffic on the highway is, in places up to 30 or 40 percent as compared to most interstates which report 10 to 15. The increase in traffic means drivers need to be alert.
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[IN Q=Drivers really need to remember...]

((Drivers just really need to remember that 81 is different. You really need to pay attention when you're on that road.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=when you're on that road.]

Drivers of trucks say big rigs often fuel the problem.
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[IN Q=The speed, mainly.]

((The speed, mainly. Truck drivers just driving way too fast.)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=driving way too fast.]

Some would like to see another lane added to 81. On that issue, VDOT agrees. The agency says an overhaul of the 30-something highway may be the answer in the long run.
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[IN Q=It's had a good run but it needs to be widened.]

((It's had a good run but it needs to be widened. That's the ultimate solution, is to increase capacity on 81.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=increase capacity on 81.]))
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VDOT says it could be another 6 to 10 years before construction to widen 81 can begin.

[Hurley]


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A Roanoke businessman and civic leader is the first Republican to throw his hat in the ring for City Council.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mark Hurley is the former owner of Hurley's Restaurant and is now the executive director of a downtown program for troubled kids.
He's vying for one of three seats that will be up for grabs in the May election.
Hurley says he wants to help the city make sound business decisions and forge better partnerships with neighborhoods and private groups.
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[SOT 6:54:05 - :14]
[IN Q=I want to give]

((MARK HURLEY: I WANT TO GIVE BACK TO THE CITY. THE CITY'S BEEN GREAT TO MY BUSINESS, SUPPORTED ME FOR MANY YEARS AND I THINK IT'S A GREAT CHANCE TO GIVE BACK TO THE PEOPLE OF ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Hurley/(R) Roanoke City Council Cand.;]
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[OUT Q=people of Roanoke.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Hurley is the first to emerge for the Republicans.
Steve Mabry and Paul Higgins are expected to announce their bids tomorrow.
And Mayor Ralph Smith promises several more will emerge before the G-O-P's mass meeting in Roanoke on February 5th.
Incumbent Nelson Harris and three new candidates are running on the Democratic ticket.

[Stocks]


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It was a choppy effort on Wall Street, but the major averages managed to break their recent losing streak. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/32.87/9924.29/x/10.17/2000.91;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW gained 33 points.
NASDAQ rose ten.
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[Franklin-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC02:56]
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Franklin County residents may someday be able to check out books at a library branch in Burnt Chimney or Westlake Corner...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


That's what supervisors will have to decide in the next few months.
Last month, Smith Mountain Lake developer Ron Willard offered the county free space at his Westlake retail complex for a new branch.
Supervisors said at today's meeting that they want to look at the growth in Burnt Chimney AND Westlake Corner deciding where to locate one.
The library board favors the Westlake location because of the area's rapid growth.
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[IN Q=aNY LIBRARY]

((BONNIE JOHNSON: ANY LIBRARY IN BURNT CHIMNEY WOULD BE ISOLATED -- IT'S NOT GOING TO ATTRACT ANYBODY ELSE.))
[SUPER=01-Bonnie Johnson/Library Board Director;]
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[OUT Q=anybody else.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The Board says there are more residents NOW in Burnt Chimney. But it will study growth in Westlake before making a decision.

[Gymnastics]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:11:08]
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Many of them have yet to learn their A-B-C's -- but already they're turning flips on the monkey bars.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


These are the youngest gymnasts at the Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics --all of these kids are three or younger.
They're participating in the Mom and Tot class.
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[SOT6:05]
[IN Q=It's just great exercise]

((BETH ANNE REVERCOMB/PARENT; IT'S JUST GREAT EXERCISE AND HE'S LEARNING A LOT OF SKILLS ACTUALLY AND HE'S HAVING A GOOD TIME TOO))
[SUPER=01-Beth Anne Revercomb/Parent]
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[OUT Q=having a good time too]
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[VO-NAT]


For the kids its a chance to build muscle and improve their motors skills in a fun environment.
The parents --forced to keep up with their tiny tots --get a workout as well.
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[SOT2:05]
[IN Q=At this age they're really]

((NIKKI SWEENEY/ROANOKE ACADEMY OF GYMNASTICS; AT THIS AGE THEY'RE REALLY LEARNING THEY'RE JUMPING, AND THEY'RE HOPPING, AND RUNNING --THEIR LARGE MOTOR SKILLS. THEREFORE BY THE TIME THEY TURN THREE THEY ALREADY HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT WE'RE DOING IN OUR PRESCHOOL CLASS ))
[SUPER=01-Nikki Sweeney/Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics]
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[OUT Q=in our preschool class]
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[VO-NAT]


The class costs 35 dollars a month and is offered to kids one and half up to three years of age.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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And In sports, Tampa Bay fires head coach Tony Dungy. Steve Spurrier is introduced to the Washington Media.
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[VO-NAT]


And Mike Stevens caught up with Dale Earnhardt Junior on the Media Tour in Charlotte today.
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[S-Tour]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=SP-115 (18:41)]
[GRAPHIC=Media Tour]


Tonight's report from the NASCAR Media tour comes to us from just north of Charlotte at Concord, North Carolina. That's where Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller spoke with the leader of the new breed of NASCAR driver, Dale Earnhart, Junior.
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[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Three Wins in 2001; :18]
[SUPER=04-Last Season; :29]
[SUPER=01-Kenny Wallace/Pennzoil Chevy Driver; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Mike1; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports.]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-25:07]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


10th ranked Virginia takes on 14th ranked Wake Forest at University Hall tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


The Cavaliers are OH and 1 at home in ACC play, falling to N.C. State in their conference home opener. The Wahoos know just how tough Wake Forest is.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-J. C. Mathis/UVa Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...match up well with them"]
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[VO-NAT]

One other UVa note. Senior guard Adam Hall will NOT play tonight. He has a partial tear in the tissue that supports his arch in the bottom of his right foot. It is not known how long he will be out of action. He injured his foot against UNC over the weekend
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[S-Dungy]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-106 (1:05:09)]
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The Tampa Bay Bucanners have fired head coach Tony Dungy. In six seasons in Tampa Dungy posted a 54 and 42 record over six seasons.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It's been...]
[SUPER=01-Tony Dungy/Former Tampa Bay Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=....its been goodl."]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NFL; :]


Former Giants and Jets coach Bill Parcells appears to be Dungy's replacement. Sources say Parcells is already putting together his staff and the announcement could come in the next 4 to 6 days.
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[S-Spurrier]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Live]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins Logo]


Steve Spurrier is the highest paid coach in the N-F-L at 5 million dollars a year for five years.
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[LIVE=Spurrier Presser Full/Satellite]
[SUPER=05-Ashburn; :00]


Spurrier, who replaces Marty Shottenheimer, is talking to the media today at the Skins training camp in Ashburn right now.
Let's listen in. [PRESS CONFERENCE SOUND UP FULL]
[SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Redskins Head Coach; ]
[SUPER=05-Ashburn; ]
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[Promo]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=01-61 TC55:10]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A 500- thousand dollar real estate deal in downtown Roanoke is in jeopardy.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

[***NEWS 7 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Teresa/Full MB Set]

Teresa Hamilton is here now with more on the story-- Keith and Shannon,
[LIVE=Teresa Full MB SET]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]

Calvary Baptist Church on Campbell Avenue wants to purchase a piece of land next door for parking.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

But the church says it may have to scrap its plans. The property has two buildings on it that the church says need to be torn down to make room. But the city's Architectural Review board wants to keep a portion of one of the buildings for historic value.
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[LIVE=Teresa Full MB SET]

Church leaders plan to appeal the board's decision.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Teresa/Full MB Set]

We'll have more tonight on NEWS 7 after ACC Basketball.