[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

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[VO-NAT]

With thousands of workers out of a job... Franklin County gets down to work. Coming up on NEWS 7 at six... details on a new computer training facility now up and running.
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[anchor-Teresa] And, several Roanoke County firefighters are honored for their work in the line of duty.


[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
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In sports, The Big Orange wrestling tournament is getting ready for tonight's championship round.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Lady Maroons of Roanoke College bounce back with a win over Virginia Wesleyan at the Bast Center.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[SS=None]


Most people were forced to shed their coats and sweaters today... but if it wasn't quite as warm as you'd like for late January... just wait until tomorrow. Weekend forecast details are next. [Video-Open]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[IN Q=The old]

((THE OLD CONSENSUS THAT WHEN YOU GO TO WORK FOR A COMPANY YOU'RE GOING TO RETIRE FROM THAT COMPANY IS SOON BECOMING A THING OF THE PAST.))
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[OUT Q=of the past.]
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[VO-NAT]


Franklin County gets a high-tech shot in the arm thanks to a 283 thousand dollar education grant.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


[Tech-Center]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-08 TC-7:33]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 6]

In an effort to provide job training to thousands of unemployed workers, the county applied for a grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The result... a new Community Technology Center which offers free computer training for area residents. Jennifer Miele has more.
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[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-George Washington/Superintendent of Schools;:23]
[SUPER=01-Larry Quinn/Project Coordinator;:41]
[SUPER=@jennifer1;1:02]
[SUPER=01-Sharlene Williamson/Instructional Technology Administrator;1:24]
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(( [NAT OF RIBBON CUTTING]
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It was a proud day for Franklin County Schools.
A well-written federal grant proposal paid-off in the form of a new Community Technology Center.
It's a place for residents to learn how to e-mail, surf the web, and use digital cameras, scanners and printers.


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[tc:00:22:48] ((GEORGE WASHINGTON/SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS:COMPUTERS HAVE ALWAYS HAD THIS MYSTIQUE ABOUT THEM, AND I'M TRUSTING THAT ONCE PEOPLE BEGIN TO WORK WITH THEM, THEY'LL BEGIN TO FLY, TAKE OFF.))
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With about six percent of the county's population out of work, the Tech Center is being a called a much needed crutch in worker retraining.
Larry Quinn will head-up the project -- and there's a reason why he's so devoted to it.
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[TC:00:23:50] ((LARRY QUINN/PROJECT COORDINATOR: I WORKED AT LANE COMPANY FOR 21 YEARS. IN THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTS. WHEN THEY SHUT DOWN, I WAS ONE OF THE FIRST PEOPLE TO GO IN JUNE. I WAS OUT OF WORK FOR FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS, BEFORE I WAS ABLE TO GET THIS JOB.))
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((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: TECHNOLOGY --- FRANKLIN COUNTY IS HOPING TO MAKE ITSELF MORE ATTRACTIVE TO HIGH-TECH INDUST

RY. BY PROVIDING FREE COMPUTER TRAINING MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY THIS COMPUTER LAB WILL SEE TO IT, THAT FRANKLIN COUNTY WORKS.))
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The Center has been unofficially open for about a month.
Organized classes on Saturdays are when most of the users get down to business -- logging on for an average of 5 hours each visit.
The success of the Community Technology Center depends greatly on the success of each user.
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[TC:00:21:31] ((SHARLENE WILLIAMSON/INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY ADMINISTRATOR: I'M IN THE PROCESS, IN THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY, AND MOST OF MARCH, IN WRITING ANOTHER GRANT TO HOPEFULLY KEEP THIS UP.))
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Now residents are just a click away to an investment in their future.
Jennifer Miele, News 7, Franklin County.))




[Job-fair]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC-08:09]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Johnson and Johnson's Spectacle Lens Group is on the hunt for workers.
At a job fair today at the Roanoke Wyndham, several hundred people showed up to show off their resumes.
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[SOT]

[TC:20:50:21]
[IN Q=We're very impressed]

((NATALIE ESTRELLA/JOHNSON & JOHNSON: WE'RE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE CALIBER OF PEOPLE WE'VE SEEN, THE SKILL SETS THAT THEY BRING WITH THEM, WE'RE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE PEOPLE IN THE VALLEY, AND THE CANDIDATES THAT WE ARE SEEING TODAY.))

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Johnson & Johnson Video; ]


The Spectacle Lens Group is looking to fill engineering, manufacturing, technician and administrative positions.
Johnson and Johnson wouldn't say how many it will hire, but did say its gearing up to produce more of its patented no-line bifocals.
The company, formerly known as Innotech, broke ground in 1999, but assembly line problems kept it from manufacturing.
Company officials say the kinks are all worked out, and the no-line bifocals are being tested in Eastern Virginia and Washington D.C.
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[Train-Derailment]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-52 TC-2:03:15]
[GRAPHIC=Train Derailment]

Clean-up is underway after a train derailed in Botetourt County this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]


It happened around twelve thirty.
State and Botetourt County police were called to assist C-S-X crews in clean-up.
No word yet on what caused several cars to skip off the tracks and fall on their side.
There are no reports of injuries.
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[D'ville-Death]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=kgu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Deputies say a man in Pittsylvania County was killed early this morning. 53- year- old William Junior Womack of Danville was struck by a car on Route 7-29 around 12:30. According to authorities, he was sitting in the middle of the road. Womack was pronounced dead at the scene.



[Roanoke-Supervisors]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC-39:37]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co. Seal]

Several Roanoke County firefighters were "singled out" this week for their work in the line of duty.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./This Week;]

The maker of the Bullard Thermal Imager camera honored the men at this week's Board of Supervisors meeting. Last spring, the men escaped from a burning building just minutes before a hallway collapsed. One of the firefighters was using the thermal imaging camera and noticed the floor was about to cave-- Roanoke County has about five of the devices which allow firefighters to see through smoke but officials are hoping to purchase more.
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[IN Q=We've had funding]
[SUPER=01-Rick Burch/Roanoke Co. Fire & Rescue Chief; ]

((WE'VE HAD FUNDING FROM THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, DONATIONS FROM VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS THEMSELVES AND HAVE A PARTNER PROGRAM WITH AREA BUSINESSES... THAT HAVE HELPED US PURCHASE THE CAMERAS.))
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[OUT Q=purchase the cameras.]
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[VO-NAT]

This week's board meeting included another presentation. A Marine Corps Reserve Unit and Marine Corps League presented a check to Camp Roanoke for 75- hundred dollars.
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[sot 19:58:32]
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((PETE HAISLIP/ROANOKE CO. PARKS AND RECREATION: ONE OF THE PARTS OF OUR CAMP ROANOKE IS THE CANOEING PROGRAM AND WE PLAN TO USE THESE FUNDS TO FINISH OUR CANOE LAUNCH ON THE SPRING HOLLOW RESERVOIRS AND WE WILL PURCHASE BRAND NEW CANOES WHICH WE HAVE TO HAVE TO GO ON THE RESERVOIR SO... THAT'S GOING TO A SUPER ADDITION TO THAT PROGRAM.))
[SUPER=01-Pete Haislip/Parks Recreation and Tourism Director; ]
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[out q= to that program.]
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[vo-nat] The Marines raised the money through their annual Marine Mud Run, which is held at Green Hill Park. Other funds raised through the event went to the Toys for Tots program.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7 at six one person is dead and four others are wounded
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[VO-NAT]

after what authorities describe as a drive by shooting on a college campus. More on that in just a few minutes, but first let's check in with Jacey on what's shaped up to be a beautiful Saturday.

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[College-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC-40:04]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]

North Carolina police say a football player for Catawba College was killed last night after an argument with students from Livingstone College.
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[VO-NAT]

Darris Morris, a 21-year-old linebacker from South Carolina, was killed in the shooting. Four other students -- two from Livingstone and two from Catawba -- were also shot. Police say the argument started at a dorm on the Catawba campus and continued outside. At least one of the Livingstone students pulled a gun from a parked car and began firing. Security officers for Catawba exchanged gunfire with the students in the car. Six students from Livingstone have been charged with murder in shooting.
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[Wax-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=TimeOff]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

Natural Bridge has more to offer than a unique earth formation. In this week's Time Off Shannon Young takes us to a history museum with a twist.
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(([SOT 5:45:59]
[IN Q=Legend has it...]
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[OUT Q=never to be heard from again.]

There's a place where legends and lore meet biblical and Virginia history. At the Natural Bridge Wax Museum George Washington stands just feet away from Adam and Eve. An authentic still from the James River recreation area rounds out a traditional southern scene... And an old elevator marks the discovery of Natural Bridge as a tourist destination.
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[IN Q=That was the first elevator...]

((That was the first elevator that was built in 1834.))
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[OUT Q=that was built in 1834.]

John McFerren's been in the wax figure business for decades. He's come to recognize which themes work best in certain parts of the country. Virginia's Bible Belt status makes some displays more popular than others.
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[IN Q=Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper is one of our better scenes.]

((Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper is one of our better scenes. It works really well in the area.))
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[OUT Q=really well in the area.]

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[IN Q=It's an 8 minute narrative...]

((It's an 8-minute narrative, has sound, got the storm, kind of explains what Leonardo da Vinci's painting is all about.))
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[IN Q=The scenes are designed...]

((The scenes are designed to give you a feel for the people and places of the past but McFerren says he'll also be adding some current personalities.))
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[OUT Q=to add some current personalities.]

Keep your eye on the Hall of Presidents.
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[IN Q=it's the only area...]

((It's the only area I can use to show current events. We're getting ready to bring George Bush down and put the two Bush boys together.))
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[OUT Q=two Bush boys together.]

90-percent of the figures are scultped from photographs.
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[IN Q=We try to put the emotions of the time.]

((We try to put the emotions of the time, if there's anguish or happiness we have the figure smiling))
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After the heads are shaped the bodies are assembled in the factory downstairs. A tour of the body shop is included in the price of admission. Shannon Young, News 7, Natural Bridge.))
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]

For more information about Natural Bridge Wax Museum log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on the Time Off suitcase.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7 at 6, the Roanoke College women get a win over Virginia Wesleyan... Roy Stanley will join us with highlights.
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, everything was purr-fect for these friendly felines in Roanoke today... We'll have more coming up.
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[Olympic-Cop]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=VA Profile]
[GRAPHIC=Olympics]


A Martinsville man is following his Olympic dreams, but he won't be cruising down a bobsled track, or be competing at all.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville]


Instead, Robert Fincher will be carrying a gun and badge.
Fincher is currently an officer with the Martinsville Police Department.
In less than two weeks, he'll be taking on a new assignment in Salt Lake City.
Fincher will be one of 500 local officers chosen from across the country to help with security at the winter games.


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[SOT 1:20]
[IN Q=I've always loved the Olympcis]

((SGT. ROBERT FINCHER/MARTINSVILLE POLICE DEPT.: I'VE ALWAYS LOVED THE OLYMPICS. AND I THOUGHT THIS WAS ONE WAY TO GO AND TO TAKE PART IN IT, TO HELP OUT, TO ASSIST AND REPRESENT OUR COUNTRY AND MY CITY THERE IN THE OLYMPICS.))
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[VO-NAT]


Fincher had to pay for his plane ticket and will volunteer his time in Salt Lake.
And like any good athlete, you must first go through a lot of training before you head to the Olympics.
We'll have more on that in this week's Virginia Profile tomorrow morning on News 7.
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[Cat-show]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-09 TC-11:17]
[GRAPHIC=none]


You could call it a feline frenzy at the Clarion hotel in Roanoke this afternoon...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


250 cats representing 40 different breeds pawed their way into judges hearts.
Kittens and cats alike walked away with accumulated points and rosettes from the Cat Fancier's Association.
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[SOT]

[tc:20:52:17]
[IN Q=This particular]

((MARK HANNON/CAT ENTHUSIAST: THIS PARTICULAR CAT HAS ALREADY BEEN JUDGED, IT WAS THIRD BEST KITTEN IN SHOW. IT'S A SHORT HAIR PERSIAN WITH A PUSHED IN FACE WITHOUT THE LONG COAT. THEY USED TO CALL IT THE LAZY MAN'S PERSIAN, NOW THEY CALL IT THE WORKING WOMAN'S PERSIAN.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Hannon/Cat Enthusiast]
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[OUT Q=woman's persian.]
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[VO-NAT]


No money was given to winners... but the cats who did well were spoiled with toys.
For five bucks, you can make your own.
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[SOT]

[tc:20:54:54]
[IN Q=You start with]

((PATRICE PHILPOT/MAKE-YOUR-OWN CAT TOYS: YOU START WITH A BALLOON STICK PUT A WIRE IN WITH HOT GLUE, YOU ADD THE BEADS, I HAVE ALL SORTS OF SHAPES AND SIZES. WE ALSO HAVE THE NAME BEADS, SO YOU CAN HAVE YOUR CAT'S NAME, YOUR NAME.))
[Super=01-Partrice Philpot/Make-Your-Own Cat Toys]
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[VO-NAT]


The show will run again tomorrow from 10 a-m until 3 p-m.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up In sports, Kordell Stewart and the Steelers are ready for the A-F-C championship game Scores from College basketball.
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[VO-NAT]


And Wake Forest downs Georgia Tech in a Key A-C-C basketball game this afternoon in Winston-Salem.
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-111 (44:40)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College completed the sweep beating Virginia Wesleyan at the Bast center 73 to 57.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Virginia Wesleyan; :]


The Maroons huddle around their head coach susan Dunagan.
Roanoke's Katrina Williams gets the breakaway taking it in for the layup and two of her game high 27 points the Maroons led 45 to 31.
Wesleyan comes back as Leah Starkey takes it inside and hits the duece but the Marlins trailed 48 to 34.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/73/Virginia Wesleyan/57/; :]


Jill Quesenberry gets out on the break and scores the layup for a 10 point lead and the Maroons win it 73 to 57.


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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (1:12:38)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


In the A-C-C this afternoon, Wake Forest scored a 13 point win over Georgia Tech.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/RAYCOM; :]


The 21-st ranked Demon Deacons led at the half.
Georgia Tech's Clarence Moore came out shooting to open the second half and the lead was cut to 10.
But Wake's Antwan Scott would answer the basket when he knocked down the jumper off the Glass to make it 49 to 37.
The Yellow Jackons will cut it to 9 with this three pointer halfway through the second half.
[SUPER=33-Wake Forest#21/87/Georgia Tech/74/; :]


Josh Howard led the Demon Deacons with 20 points in the 87 to 74 win over Georgia Tech.
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI Logo]


The Keydets of V-M-I were at Cameron Hall this afternoon. Jason conley scored 31 points to lead the Keydets to a 76 to 68 win over Furman.
For some of the other afternoon college scores lets check the boards.
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[SUPER=0098-/Temple/61/j/N.C. State/80////Georgia Tech/74/j/Wake Forest#21/87///;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Florida St./63/j/Maryland#3/84///j/Radford/79//Liberty/60///;]
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[SUPER=0098-j/Cincinnati#4/78//S. Florida/68////Oklahoma#6/79/j/Texas Tech/92///;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Illinois#9/57/j/Indiana/88////Arizona#10/98/j/Connecticuit#25/100//Overtime/;]
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[SUPER=0098-/Georgia#15/84/j/Vanderbilt/86///j/Missouri#18/86//Kansas St./74///;]
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[S-Andre]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-119 :41]
[GRAPHIC=Dazzle]


The Roanoke Dazzle was back in action today against NBDL last place Fayetteville on the road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00]


Roanoke is 11 and 18 on the season as the team adapts to some new and young players. One positive has been Anthony Pelle. He scored 15 points in Thursday night's loss to Columbus at the Roanoke Civic Center. One other plus has been the consistent play of point guard Andre McCollum who is trying to speed up the Dazzle's style of play.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Andre McCollum/Dazzle Point Guard; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...we'll get it around"]
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[S-Orange]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-107 (59:11)]
[GRAPHIC=Big Orange]


The team and individual champions will be crowned this evening as the Big Orange Wrestling tournament heads to the finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :]


After 26 years, All involved say the tournament has gotten bigger and better. This year 16 teams are competing for wrestling bragging rights in the valley. And the tournament gives each wrestler a chance to tune up for the regionals and state tournament.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I feel...]
[SUPER=01-Ron Long/William Byrd Head Coach; :]
[SUPER=01-Tater Benson/Botetourt Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=.....done at."]
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[S-Steelers]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-120 (01:32)]
[GRAPHIC=Steelers/Patriots]


Pittsburgh's leading tackler, Linebacker Earl Holmes, may miss tomorrow's A-F-C championship game.
Holmes has a sprained left knee and whether or not he will play is a game time decision.
Meantime, The Steeler offense, led by Kordell Stewart, is ready to play.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I'm not....]
[SUPER=01-Kordell Stewart/Steeler Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=.....being doing."]
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[PINNACLE PAGE 6998]
And you can see the Steelers and Patriots right here on Your Hometown station kickoff is 12-thirty.