[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Just ahead, five defendants have their first court appearance on charges of health care fraud and illegally distributi
ng controlled substances.
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[VO-NAT]

And after two years of being an independant, Congressman Virgil Goode announces he's joining the Republican party.
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[Sports-Head]


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


In sports, Roanoke College continued ODAC play at the Bast Center, The Pro Football Hall of fame gets 5 new members.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll have the final word from the coaches on tomorrow's Superbowl match up between St. Louis and New England.


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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[SS=None]


Today we returned to some seasonal winter weather but we did NOT give up the sunshine... more of the same tomorrow? Maybe... the weather forecast coming up. [Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[SOT 1:13:57 ]
[IN Q=In my experience]

((DAVID DAMICO/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IN MY EXERPIENCE OF PRACTICING LAW FOR ABOUT TWENTY FIVE YEARS I CAN'T RECALL EVER HAVING SATURDAY MORNING COURT.))
[RUNS=:04 ]
[OUT Q=morning court]
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[VO-NAT]


In a rare Saturday session, five defendants appear before a U.S. magistrate in Roanoke.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


[Raid-Hearing]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC-1:02:38]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

The arrests came yesterday afternoon at a local doctor's office. The charges against the five range from health care fraud to illegally distributing controlled substances including Oxycontin. At this morning's hearing, a judge granted the five bail but ordered them not to practice medicine. As Justin McLeod discovered the issue now becomes what to do with all those patients.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Damico/James' Attorney; :45]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Tony Anderson/Knox's Attorney; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:41]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Roanoke]

((((NAT SOUND OF FIVE WALKING INTO COURT))
The defendants appeared in federal court Saturday morning.
The case stems from a two year investigation that ended Friday when agents arrested five people here at this medical building in Roanoke.
The practice is owned and operated by Dr. Cecil Knox.
[SOT 1:11:13]
[IN Q=Dr. Knox presists]

((TONY ANDERSON/KNOX'S ATTORNEY: DR. KNOX PERSISTS IN HIS INNOCENCE AND HE AWAITS A SPEEDY TRIAL.))
[Runs= 04]
[OUT Q=a speedy trial]


Knox along with a nurse named Beverly Boone, and an EMT named Tiffany Durham are all charged with illegally distributing several substances including OxyContin.
Roanoke U.S. Attorney alleges that abuse led to serious injury or even death in ten cases.
All three also face health care fraud charges as well as two other defendants Kathleen O'Gee and Willard James Jr.
[SOT 1:12:38]
[IN Q=I think its important]

((DAVID DAMICO/JAMES' ATTORNEY: I THINK ITS IMPORTANT TO POINT OUT THAT EVEN IN THE GOVERNMENT'S WILDEST DREAMS THEY'RE NOT ACCUSING MR. JAMES OF DOING ANYTHING TO DO WITH OXYCONTIN.))
[Runs= 06]
[OUT Q=with OxyContin]


At Saturday's hearing, the government asked the judge to deny bail to Knox and Boone arguing they could be a flight risk.
But the judge disagreed and granted bail to all five defendants.
[SOT 1:17:43]
[IN Q=As part of his bond,]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: AS PART OF HIS BOND, DR. KNOX CANNOT WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS OR EVEN PRACTICE MEDICINE. HE CAN COME HERE TO HIS OFFICE ON SECOND STREET THOUGH AND HELP PATIENTS FIND OTHER DOCTORS. BUT THAT MUST BE COMPLETED WITHIN THE NEXT SEVEN TO TEN DAYS.))
[Runs= 12]
[OUT Q=seven to ten day]


Those patients total more than five hundred people.
[SOT 1:11:26]
[IN Q=Its going to entail a lot]

((TONY ANDERSON/KNOX'S ATTORNEY: ITS GOING TO ENTAIL A LOT. ITS PRETTY EXTRAORDINARY TO HAVE THOSE KINDS OF CONDITIONS PLACED ON YOU WHEN YOU ARE AN ACCUSED, GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THESE ALLEGATIONS HOWEVER ITS NOT BY SURPRISED. IT DOESN'T TAKE US BY SURPRISE. WE'LL TRY TO COOPERATE WITH THEM.))
[Runs= 14]
[OUT Q=cooperate with them]


All five defendants hope to post bond by Monday.
They will all be back in court for arraignment in the coming weeks.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Congress-Oxycontin]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Oxycontin]

The federal government is taking steps to crack down on Oxycontin abuse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

The government will be helping states establish prescription drug monitoring programs. The initiative recently approved by Congress helps states set up a database to track who writes and dispenses prescriptions for controlled substances. Kentucky is one of 15 states that has a monitoring system. Officials there believe drug abusers are starting to visit doctors in Tennessee and Virginia for prescriptions to avoid being tracked by their own state system.
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[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-06 TC-12:26]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Fifth Disrict Congressman Virgil Goode announced today that he will join the Republican Party.
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[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=@File]

The move follows years of speculation that Good would join the G-O-P. The Rocky Mount native made the announcement at a Republican Committee meeting in Appomattox today. Goode left the Democratic Party two years ago to become an Independent, but agreed to caucus with the Republicans in Congress. Goode was first elected to Congress in 1996 as a Democrat.
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[Bush-Enron]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC-33:26]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]

Another Republican is also making headlines...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV/Yesterday]

President Bush was in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia yesterday to take part in a Republican congressional retreat. There he announced a proposal to revamp 401- K. Today-- the president used his weekly radio address to elaborate on his proposal.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Many companies ]

((MANY COMPANIES REQUIRE THEIR WORKERS TO HOLD COMPANY SHARES LONG AFTER THEIR WORKERS WISH TO SELL, EVEN WHEN THE COMPANY'S SHARES ARE DRAMATICALLY DROPPING IN VALUE. I PROPOSE THAT WORKERS BE PERMITTED TO SELL COMPANY CONTRIBUTED SHARES IN THE RETIREMENT ACCOUNT AND DIVERSIFY AFTER THEY HAVE PARTICIPATED IN A 401- K FOR THREE YEARS))
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=FOR THREE YEARS.]
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[VO-NAT]

When Enron went bust many of its employees lost their life savings. They had been barred from selling their company stock while Enron changed 401-k plan administrators.
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[Magnox]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-11 TC-00:11]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A lockout at a New River Valley plant enters its second day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/Friday Night]


About fifty workers at the Magnox Plant in Pulaski say they've been "locked out" by the company since early Friday morning.
The move came after the company and workers failed to reach an agreement on a new contract.
The union says it's willing to work for another year under the current contract.
No talks are scheduled between the two sides.
A company spokesperson says the plant is still fully operational with salaried employees.
Magnox makes magnetic oxides for use in video and (MAG-nuh-tites) magnetites used in toner for copier machines.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7 at 6, Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow this morning...
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[VO-NAT]

but what did a LOCAL furry weather predictor see atop Mill Mountain today? We'll have that and more in just a minute.
But first, let's see what Jacey has to say about the likelihood of 6 more weeks of winter...
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[Groundhog-Day]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC-01:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]

We're in for six more weeks of winter. That's if you believe Punxsutawney Phil's prediction.
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[SOT 7:37]
[IN Q=I think something]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=she didnt see it (LAUGHTER)]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


If you want a more local forecast, then you turn Kylie the prairie dog.
Today, Mill Mountain zoo held its annual Groundhog Day celebration.
Roanoke's vice-mayor says Kylie did not see his shadow which means an early spring.
Zoo officials say you should trust a pairie dog's intuition over a groundhog any day.
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[SOT 8:44]
[IN Q=Prairie dogs don't hibernate]

((DAVID JOBE/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: PRAIRIE DOGS DON'T HIBERNATE AND THEREFORE THEY ARE MUCH BETTER WEATHER PREDICTORS. GROUND HOGS ARE A SLEEP THIS YEAR. WHOEVER SAYS THEY ARE BETTER, THEY ARE IN HIBERNATION.))
[SUPER=01-David Jobe/Mill Mountain Zoo]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=are in hibernation]
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[VO-NAT]


Our own Patrick Evans also took part in this morning's festivities.
He gave the crowd a history lesson, reminding everyone how the Groundhog Day tradition came about.
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[Turkey-Calli]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC-20:18]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Another event in Roanoke today also involved animals.
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[SOT 10:38]
[IN Q=NAT SOUND OF WILD TURKEY]
[RUNS=:04]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Holiday Inn Tanglewood played host today to the annual Wild Turkey calling contest.
The rules are simple.
All competitors have to do is make the call of a wild turkey as realistic as possible.
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[SOT 18:41]
[IN Q=It's made up of]

((GARY ARRINGTON/NATIONAL WILD TURKEY FOUNDATION: IT'S MADE UP IN SEVERAL DIVISIONS AND BASICALLY IT'S A JUDGE OF HOW WELL A PERSON CAN MAKE OR RESEMBLE THE CALL OF A WILD TURKEY IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT ASPECTS WHETHER IT WOULD BE FROM TREE CALLING, TO ACTUALLY MATING CALLS DURING THE HUNTING SEASON.))
[SUPER=01-Gary Arrington/National Wild Turkey Foundation]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=hunting season]
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[VO-NAT]


A new state champion turkey caller will be crowned later this evening.
After the competition, the Wild Turkey Foundation will hold a banquet in which five people will be inducted into the Virginia hunters hall of fame.
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[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still to come, the North Carolina Tarheels continue to struggle, losing today to Georgia Tech... Roy Stanley will have highlights.
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[VO-NAT]

But before that, the stakes aren't that high, but it's a modern day, high tech treasure hunt. Shannon Young will take us into the world of (GEE-oh-CASH-ing) Geocaching coming up. Stay with us.
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[Play-Again]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC-1:11:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A locally owned sports store has a new home...
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[VO-NAT - :16.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Play it Again Sports in Roanoke just opened its new location on Route 2-20 in Roanoke. The store specializes in selling used sports equipment. The new building more than doubles the showroom area, and features a much larger stockroom so the store can hold more inventory for customers.
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[SOT - 00:03:48]
[IN Q=They'll finally...]

((CHICK DUUS/PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS CO-OWNER; THEY'LL FINALLY BE ABLE TO SEE WHAT WE DO SELL, RATHER THAN SHOPPING GRANDMOM'S CLOSET, WE'RE ABLE TO SPREAD OUR EXERCISE EQUIPMENT OUT, SO YOU CAN GET AROUND AND TRY IT OUT.))
[SUPER=01-Chick Duus/Play it Again Sports Co-Owner;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=get around and try it out.]
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[VO-NAT - :06+]

(DO-uhs) Duus says he's hoping the store can eventually hire some additional employees at the Roanoke location.
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[Geocaching]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=TimeOff #3 TC-1:36:10]
[GRAPHIC=Time Off]

The military's been using it for years. But now, information broadcast from global positioning satellites is no longer top secret. In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young shows us how the technology has been turned into a game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Right now, I'm putting in the coordinates...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;:09]
[SUPER=01-Heather Froeschl/Geocacher;:30]
[SUPER=@Shannon2;:51]
[RUNS=1:39]
[UT Q=STD]



(([SOT 1:17:39-1:17:46]
[IN Q= Right now, I'm just putting the coordinates...]

((Right now, I'm just putting the coordinates of the one we're gonna look for into the GPS receiver and it'll tell us which direction to head in.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=direction to head in.]

Chris Froeschl and his family are embarking on a treasure hunt. With the help of a Global Positioning Satellite, or GPS, they'll take off into the wilderness in search of hidden goodies.
[SOT 1:20:13-1:20:18]
[IN Q=That's much better.]

((That's much better. We're looking at less than 400 feet from here.))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=400 feet from here.]

Thousands of people the world over are doing the same thanks to a growing activity called "geocaching"
[SOT 1:32:07-1:32:14]
[IN Q=It's a treasure hunt, a hike, a hobby...]

((It's a treasure hunt, a hike, a hobby, a sport, whicher you'd like to call it.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=whichever you'd like to call it.]

Geocaching came to be in May of 2000. After the government removed the scrambled signal from its global positioning satellites the information became available to the public.
[SOT 1:28:16-1:28:19]
[IN Q=Let's go that way.]

((Let's go that way. No, let's go that way. This way?))
[RUNS= :03]
[OUT Q=This way?]

In celebration,a man in Portland Oregon planted a cache outside the city. The first person to find the stash built a website marking its location. And a sport was born.
[SOT 1:32:15-1:32:28]
[IN Q=You log onto the website and find one you wanna go find.]

((You log onto the website and find one you wanna go find. You log coordinates into the GPS unit and you can follow that or you can follow clues or both. And you go down the trail and, hopefully, you'll find it.))
[RUNS= :13]
[OUT Q=hopefully, you'll find it.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 1:29:12-1:29:17]

(((finding cache)Cool!))
[RUNS= :05]
[OUT Q=Cool!]

The rules are simple. Take what you want out of the cache but replace each item with one of your own. Sign the logbook. And register your comments about the cache on the website. You can even plant your own. There are more than 11-thousand caches already hidden in 101 countries, guaranteeing that for geocachers, there is always a reward.
[SOT 1:33:07-1:33:10]
[IN Q=I think the kids...]

((I think the kids like the treasure. I like the hunt.)) Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke County.))


[Sports Tease]


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


And coming up in sports, The talk is over and the two teams are set for tomorrow's Super Bowl Virginia will have an out of conference game tomorrow at Missouri.
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[VO-NAT]


And in the A-C-C today Georgia Tech pulls out a win over North Carolina.
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[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-114 (51:21)]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


Roanoke College continued its ODAC schedule this afternoon at the Bast Center as the Maroons hosted Lynchburg College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Lynchburg; :]


The Maroons huddle around their head coach Page Moir.
Ryan Pehanick passes the ball to Phillip Saunders he hits the layup but the Hornets trailed 39 to 19.
The Maroons come back Robby Pridgen takes it inside and hits the shot as Roanoke led 43 to 19.
James Bradley then passes to Ashley Tarkington who hits the three pointer to make it 47 to 23 Maroons.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/100/Lynchburg/46/; :]


Roanoke's Kevin Hunter hits Andrew Crowder who nails the three pointer and the Maroons go on to win it 100 to 46.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 (45:12)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


Georgia Tech pulled away in the second half and the Yellow Jackets get the 86 to 74 win over North Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/CBS SPORTS; :]


Matt Doherty's Tar Heels would lead in the first half.
Jason Capel takes it baseline and hits the baby jumper for 2 of his 21 and the Tar Heels led by four.
The Yellow Jackets preferred inside. Isma'il Muhammad takes it to the hoop for the jam but the Jackets trailed by one at the break.
Carolina fell behind but when Adam Boone knocked down this three pointer the Tar Heels trailed by 8.
[SUPER=33-Georgia Tech/86/UNC/74/; :]


But the Yellow Jackets answered with a couple of three's and Georgia Tech wins it 86 to 74.
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[S-College]


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


It was a busy afternoon in the ODAC for some of those and other college basketball scores lets check the scoreboard.
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[MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Roanoke/100//Lynchburg/46////Bridgewater/57/j/Guilford/66///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Radford/70//C. Carolina/52////Washington & Lee/63/j/Hamp.-Sydney/80///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/George Mason/80//JMU/68///j/Marquette/74//Cincinnati#4/60///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Kentucky#10/91//South Carolina/74///j/Texas Tech#20/69//Iowa St./43///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Wake Forest#24/89//Florida St./80///j/Ohio St.#25/58//Northwestern/57///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Georgia Tech/86//UNC/74///j/Kansas St./70//Oklahoma St.#9/61///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Georgetown/84//West Virginia/77///j/Norfolk St./69//Coppin St./51///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Pittsburgh#21/71//Villanova/59///j/Kansas#2/100//Colorado/73///;]
[RUNS=:40]
[OUT Q=.....last score."]
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 (43:07)]
[GRAPHIC=UVA Logo]


The Virginia Cavaliers will get a break from their A-C-C schedule this weekend.
Virignia hits the road to play Missouri.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :]


The Cavaliers must rebound after losing to Duke at University Hall on Thursday night.
But the Tigers will not be a pushover and the Cavaliers must take their "A" game on the road plus the team has lost 2 straight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="We just....]
[SUPER=01-Elton Brown/Virginia Freshman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Adam Hall/Virginia Senior; :]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=.....like that."]
[ANCHOR=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=Hold Logo]


The Cavaliers and Tigers will tip it off at 2 oclock tomorrow afternoon.



[S-Bowl]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-115 (32:44)]
[GRAPHIC=Superbowl]


The talking is over the New England Patriots and St. Louis Rams are set for tomorrow's meeting in Super Bowl 36.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :]


Bill Belichick has several Superbowl experiencs. However, this one is different from the one he was involved with in 1996.
There are some similarites but they will be forgotten with tomorrow's kickoff for Super Bowl 36.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="What's really....]
[SUPER=01-Bill Belichick/Patriots Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.....little bit erie."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Rams are 14 point favorites to win their second Superbowl. But head coach Mike Martz is no stranger to the big game either.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I think....]
[SUPER=01-Mike Martz/Rams Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=.....football team."]
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[TALENT=Roy]
[GRAPHIC=hold Logo]


Kickoff at the Superdome in New Orleans is set for 6 Oclock.


[S-NFL]


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


The 2002 class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame was introduced today. Jim Kelly, John Stallworth, The late George Allen, Dave Casper and Dan Hampton.
Allen, the father of former Virginia Governor, George Allen coached the Los Angeles Rams and the Washington Redskins.
Kelly, led the Bills to 4 straight Super Bowl appearances and John Stallworth played for the Steelers during their powerhouse days of the 70's.

[Almanac]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=Almanac 24:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]


After a week of temperatures in the sixties and seventies... today was a real reminder that we are in fact still in the winter season. But as we welcome in the month of February... let's take a peek at the seasonal expectations with Meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=MUSIC]
[SUPER=@Leo1; :00]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=I'm Leo Hirsbrunner]

[HOLD MUSIC THROUGH WEATHERPRO]