[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Governor Mark Warner paves the way for V-DOT to operate more efficiently.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, a federal agent is locked up after the early morning shooting death of a Roanoke man.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, UVa readies to host Carolina tonight. The Express is home, and we'll see how the expansion of Tech's football home is progressing.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Ralph Friedgen says no thanks to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


A bonus day slipped in weatherwise but with several cold fronts rolling through the area over the next 24 hours, chilly weather returns. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


A man shot and killed just after the bar closed at a Roanoke restaurant.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


A federal agent is behind bars ... charged with his murder.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Workman]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC48:02]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-SHot]


The federal agent is from Texas.
He was in Roanoke to interview one of three men from Southern Texas who had admitted his involvement in a marijuana trafficking network.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]


How he ended up shooting a man outside O'Charley's restaurant early this morning is still under investigation. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /MB Set;]


Marya Jones has been working on this story and has more.
Keith and Shannon,
[LIVE= Marya/FULL]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]


The D-E-A says it's NOT clear right now whether the shooting had anything to do with their agent's investigation in Roanoke.
The agent got into a scuffle with a local man outside O'Charley's at closing time.
What led to shooting is now the subject of dual investigations by the D-E-A and the Roanoke Police.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The shooting]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Mike Washington/Bailey's Best Friend;]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=biggest accomplishments.]

(( The shooting happened after 2 this morning in the parking lot at O'Charley's Restaurant near Valley View Mall.
Police say the two men got in a scuffle as they left and one pulled a gun and shot the other.
41-year-old Kevin Edward Bailey of Northwest Roanoke was pronounced dead at the scene from more than one gunshot wound to the chest.
31-year-old Timothy Workman, a special agent with the D-E-A, was arrested for murder and felony use of a firearm.


Workman was assigned to the D-E-A office in McAllen, Texas.
But he came to Roanoke on business... to conduct interviews in a drug ring that stretched all the way back to Texas.
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[SOT 12:00:48 - :50]

((MIKE WASHINGTON: I JUST WISH I COULD'VE BEEN WITH HIM.)) [RUNS:02]
Family and friends gathered in disbelief at the home of the victim Kevin Bailey.
He was a husband and father. He moved furniture and coached a kids' basketball team.
But he also had a criminal record, including a conviction for selling crack a decade ago... but friends say he'd straightened his life out.
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[SOT 12:03:31 - :45]

((MIKE WASHINGTON: IT'S EASY TO GET MISGUIDED... BUT SEEING HIM GET BACK ON TRACK AND BECOME A FAMILY MAN AND DO THE RIGHT THING WAS ONE OF HIS BIGGEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS.)) [RUNS:14]))
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[***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC***]
[LIVE= Marya/FULL MB Set]


Police say Bailey did NOT have a gun when he was shot.
Agent Timothy Workman has been suspended without pay as the D-E-A and Roanoke Police conduct their investigations.

A source close to the case says Workman has a good case for self-defense.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Marya /MB Set;]


He'll be arraigned tomorrow.


[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-12 TC06:04]
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Governor Mark Warner has ordered an audit of the Virginia Department of Transportation, and today he directed the agency to scale back its construction program.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is at the state capitol tonight with more on the allegations and the impact they will have in western Virginia.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Keith, the governor says he has no evidence of criminal wrong-doing, but he has asked the Auditor of Public Accounts to review the department's finances and allegations of mismanagement.
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[IN Q=Warner says the six year plan]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :06]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :16]
[SUPER=@Clement; :27]
[SUPER=01-James Parmelee/Republicans United for Tax Relief; :49]
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[OUT Q=simply need to spend our money more wisely.]

((Warner says the six year plan has been sabotaged by poor planning and expensive cost overruns.
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[IN Q=Where were the financial procedures]

((WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL PROCEDURES? WHERE WERE THE FINANCIAL CHECKPOINTS? IF NOT IN PLACE HOW DO WE MAKE SURE GOING FORWARD THEY WILL BE IN PLACE. ))
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[OUT Q=they will be in place.]


Warner told reporters the department signed 250 million dollars in contracts, when there was no money to pay for the construction.
and that will mean delays for primary road projects in the Salem and Lynchburg Districts...
[SOT]
[IN Q=to do what is already]

(( TO DO WHAT IS ALREADY UNDER CONTRACT, WHAT IS ALREADY PLANNED THERE WON'T BE ANY MORE PRIMARY ROAD MONEY FOR OTHER PROJECTS FOR EIGHT YEARS IN BOTH THOSE DISTRICTS . ))
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[OUT Q=in both those districts.]


With Democratic and Republican lawmakers alongside, Warner said the state must put VDOT's house in order, before asking voters to consider a tax increase for transportation improvements.
Not everyone is impressed.
[SOT 13:42:53]
[IN Q=We are being told by Governor Warner]

((WE ARE BEING TOLD BY GOVERNOR WARNER THAT THERE IS THIS FINANCIAL CRISIS. WELL IT MIGHT BE A CRISIS FOR HIM, BUT THE BUDGET IS STILL IMMENSELY LARGER THAN IT WAS JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, SO YOU KNOW WE DON'T NEED TO INCREASE TAXES, WE SIMPLY NEED TO SPEND OUR MONEY MORE WISELY.))
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[OUT Q=spend our money more wisely.]))
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[LIVE= JoeD /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


In an effort to spend money more wisely, state transportation officials are preparing a list of road projects that will be canceled or delayed.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JoeD & Keith /State Microwave;]


Keith, we're told the construction program will be reduced by more than 20 percent, or two billion dollars over the next five years. We should get a look at that list tomorrow morning.

[Warner]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Warner told his budget story to Southwest Virginians today.
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[VO-NAT :16]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

The Democrat today painted a grim financial picture at a Roanoke Chamber of Commerce luncheon. His challenge, he says, is to close the gap on a 3-point-8 billion dollar budget shortfall in the next 29-months. It's a message he's delivering face to face in communities across the state.
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[SOT 1:23:13-1:23:31]
[IN Q=I think people need to understand...]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THIS IS MORE THAN JUST A RECESSION DRIVEN SHORTFALL, THAT WE'VE CREATED A HOUSE OF CARDS THAT'S COLLPASED. WE'VE CUT TAXES BY 1.5 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, ADDED SPENDING BY ABOUT ONE BILLION A YEAR. THAT CAN ONLY BE MAINTAINED IF YOU HAVE THE GOLDEN DAYS OF THE LATE NINETIES.))
[SUPER=01-Gov. Mark Warner;]
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[OUT Q=of the late nineties.]
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[VO-NAT]

Local business leaders appeared to appreciate what Warner called a "candid conversation" about the state's financial troubles.
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[SOT 1:27:46-1:27:55]
[IN Q=I was encouraged by what the Governor said today...]

((JIM SEARS/CENTER IN THE SQUARE: I WAS VERY ENCOURAGED BY WHAT THE GOVERNOR SAID TODAY. HE REALIZES THERE ARE MULTIPLE PROBLEMS IN VIRGINIA AND HE'S OFFERED TO HELP WORK WITH CITIZENS AND AGENCY HEADS TO RESOLVE THOSE PROBLEMS.))
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[OUT Q=citizens and agency heads to resolve those problems.]
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[ANCHOR=KEith]
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Warner has not included funding for arts and cultural organizations in his budget, but Sears is optimistic local agencies will receive a token amount of money as a good faith gesture that the state will offer more in the future.

[Colleges]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[TAPE#=1:28:53 on tape 01-56]
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Tuition is going up at Virginia's colleges and universities but exactly how much is still unknown.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Governor Warner wants to lift the 5-percent cap on tuition increases because Virginia's budget shortfall is worse than expected. Virginia Tech spokesman Larry Hincker says the change will give schools more flexibility to help meet their own required budget reductions.
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

Radford University Sophomore Bryan Myers says many students will be affected.
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[SOT 26:56:06 :11]
[IN Q=it is]

((BRYAN MYERS/RADFORD STUDENT; IT IS GOING TO AFFECT ME, MY PARENTS HAVE TWO KIDS IN COLLEGE AND IT'S GOING TO BE TIGHT BUDGET WISE FOR THEM BOTH KIDS GO TO VIRGINIA SCHOOLS SO IT'S GOING TO BE, DOUBLE IN MY HOUSE ALMOST AND I THINK ITS IS GOING TO BE TOUGH FOR MY FAMILY AND A LOT OF MY FRIEND'S FAMILIES. ))
[SUPER=01-Bryan Myers/Radford Student;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=MY FREIND'S FAMILIES.]
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[VO-NAT]

Hincker says Tech's Board of Visitors will look at required budget reductions, necessary cuts and impact on students before making tuition decisions in March.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Health officials suspect another case of Whooping Cough in Central Virginia.
Details on that are still ahead on NEws 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And layoffs come to the region's biggest supermarket chain.
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[Bank-Merger]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC1:47:17]
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The Wachovia-First Union merger later this week will mean big changes for Southwest Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But it's not the first, second or even third time the area's been through it.
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Banking]


Business Reporter Jennifer Miele takes a look back at merger mania over the last decade.
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[IN Q=There's no indication.]
[SUPER=10-Warner Dalhouse/First Union Bank/1996;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;:10]
[SUPER=01-John Clarke/Catawba Capital;:40]
[SUPER=10-L. M. Baker, Jr./Wachovia/Last Year;1:03]
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[96-36] ((WARNER DALHOUSE/FIRST UNION 1996: THERE'S NO INDICATION WHATSOEVER, NO EXPECTATION ON MY PART THAT ANY CHANGES IN THE STRUCTURE OF FIRST UNION IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY IS GOING TO CHANGE IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE.)) [RUNS10]
That was Former First Union President Warner Dalhouse in 1996, one month before his retirement. [95-46]
One year before, the Green Giant announced the largest bank merger EVER... taking over First Fidelity. [97-03]
And one year later, First Union signed a deal to takeover Signet. [ 96-36 ]
Dalhouse's own bank, Dominion, was gobbled up by first Union in 1992.
Analysts respond to Dalhouse's prediction of Valley tranquility by saying simply that First Union overate.

[SOT FU-WACHOVIA TAPE]

((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: THEY COULD NOT DIGEST THE BIG MERGER IN NEW JERSEY. THE BIG MERGER IN PENNSLYVANIA. )) [RUNS06]

But First Union wasn't the only bank feasting over the last decade.. [97-56]
Wachovia took over Central Fidelity in 1997. [98-42 tc:1:18:29]
SunTrust merged with Crestar in 1998. [Use Wachovia Building video from yesterday]
And last year, Wachovia shareholders voted to partner with First Union creating the new Wachovia Bank. [98-42 tc:1:18:29] ((L.M. BAKER JR./WACHOVIA: DON'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU HAVE TWO OF OUR OFFICES SIDE BY SIE, AND, FOR EXAMPLE, OF THOSE BECOMES A SMALL BUSINESS CENTER.)) [RUNS06]
[Wachovia branch video from yesterday]
Wachovia and First Union branches won't be side by side in our area.
Nine Wachovias will become NBC branches at the close of business Thursday -- and the First Union name will remain visible until late 2003.
First Union management will also stay in tact for the most part. In fact, 11 out of the 12 top positions at the new bank were awarded to First Union people.

[SOT]

[02:30:04 FU-WACHOVIA] ((JOHN CLARKE/CATAWBA CAPITAL: COLOR IT WHAT YOU WANT, NAME IT WHAT YOU WANT, IT'S THE FIRST UNION CULTURE.)) [RUNS06]

As long as the transition isn't a culture shock for customers, analysts say it won't break the bank.
Jennifer Miele, News 7.))

[Kroger]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC1:52:14]
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A number of Kroger management positions in Roanoke have been eliminated.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The company would not say how many, did but confirm layoffs at the Peters Creek Road office.
Some have been offered transfers to Kroger's Corporate Office in Cincinnati, and others have been given severance packages.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=HOLD]


The cutbacks are part of a plan Kroger announced in December to reduce operating costs.
No hourly workers have been affected.

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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After two days of big gains, Wall Street quieted down today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/21.04/9863.74/y/12.44/1834.22;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 21 points.
NASDAQ fell 12 and a half.
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[Whooping-Cough]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Whooping Cough]


Health officials say there are now three cases of (HOOP-ing ) whooping cough in Bedford County. All three people are connected to a small private school.
The Health Department is not releasing the school's name but says all 11 students have been contacted.
Whooping cough is a highly contagious disease spread through coughing and sneezing. It can be treated with antibiotics but can have serious complications.
The Health Department does not plan to test any more people for the disease but, it will offer treatment for those who have symptoms.

[Judges]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:21:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]

ROANOKE Attorneys didn't agree with their counterparts in Roanoke County and Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The CITY Bar Association endorsed its own slate of candidates today for Circuit Court judgeships. Though Charlie Dorsey got the nod Thursday from the County, a majority of the city bar today picked Frank Rogers. His Uncle was a Circuit judge in the mid 70's. The Rogers name in well known among local lawyers.
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[SOT 13:20:55]
[IN Q=My grandfather was]

((FRANK ROGERS, III/JUDICIAL NOMINEE; MY GRANDFATHER WAS A LAWYER, FRANK ROGERS, SENIOR. HE IS THE ROGERS IN WOODS ROGERS HAZELGROVE. MY FATHER HAS BEEN WITH THE FIRM SINCE HE CAME BACK TO ROANOKE.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Rogers, III/Judicial Nominee]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=came back to Roanoke.]
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[VO-NAT]

His father nominated Frank today. It took him five ballots to win the endorsement.
[SUPER=04-File Tape]

General District Judge Bill Broadhurst also won the city bar's endorsement for a seat on the Circuit Bench. Franklin County Domestic Relations Judge David Melesco received the association's endorsement by acclamation for a vacancy on the Court of Appeals.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on the Big 7, Virginia hosts North Carolina tonight. Some college coaches are in demand in the NFL.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll have an update for you on the south endzone expansion at Virginia Tech and see how raising the funds to pay for it is progressing.
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[S-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-117 4114TC]
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The Virginia Cavaliers will be trying to whip North Carolina for the third straight time tonight as the Hoos and Heels hook up at eight on WDBJ-7.
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[GO TO PINNACLE 6999] Carolina comes into the game beaten and battered with a 6 and 15 record. Look for Travis Watson, the ACC player of the week to key another strong Virginia attack. Watson has 13 double-doubles on the season and with the exception of some leg cramping that plagued him early in the year - he has been tough.
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[IN Q=OVER THE SUMMER...]
[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/ACC Player of the Week; :00]
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[OUT Q=...KEEP MY BODY HEALTHY."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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The Roanoke Express hosts Greensboro tonight at the Roundhouse tonight. Face-off is set for seven o'clock. It is Mardi Gras night. We'll have highlights on News 7 at 11.

[S-Stands]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 11944tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL]


The football recruiting season just wrapped up last week, but the work is far from finished in Blacksburg. Construction crews are making tremendous progress on the new South End Zone expansion that will add 11 thousand seats to Lane Stadium in time for the season opener in the fall. With season tickets selling out each of the past three years, the new seats can't get in place soon enough.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=04-Computer Animation; :18]
[SUPER=01-David Everett/VTAF Director of Major Gifts; :40]
[SUPER=01-Terry Bolt/VTAF Associate Director; 1:05]
[SUPER=01-John Moody/VTAF Associate Director; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=...FOOTBALL PROGRAM."]
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((DAVID EVERETT:)) ((Those amenities will be large in number in the new Club seating section. It will be located under the upper deck and include chairback seats and much, much more. ((DAVID EVERETT:)) The Tech Athletic Fund which boasts of a donor base of 12 thousand took on the daunting task of raising $15 million dollars for this project. Surprisingly, they have managed to approach that number even with the fallout from September 11th ((TERRY BOLT:)) ((JOHN MOODY:)) Nothing can generate giving quicker than excitement. And in Blacksburg nothing creates electricity more than the name "Vick." Inside the Merryman Center, the hallway leading to offices and meeting rooms has been adorned with portrait. The proposed Michael Vick hall comes as way of saying thanks for to Michael for a generous pledge to the football program.))
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

In all, the south endzone project will cost $36 million. Before anything begins on the $45 million dollar west side expansion - there must first be approval from the board of

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-111 5228tc]
[GRAPHIC=VIKINGS]
The Minnesota Vikings are checking out a Tech assistant coach.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Danny Pearman was scheduled to meet today with new Vikings' head coach Mike Tice to discuss becoming the Vikes special teams coach. Pearman just wrapped up his 4th season at Tech coaching tight ends and offensive tackles.
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[S-Ralph]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-120 ]
[GRAPHIC=BUCS LOGO]


The Tampa Bay Bucs failed in their attempt to get a head coach from the college ranks today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-College Park, MD;:00]

This morning, Maryland's Ralph Friedgen told the Bucs he had decided to stay at his alma mater the University of Maryland. He met with Bucs' officials yesterday.
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[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-119]
[GRAPHIC=COUNTDOWN DAYTONA]


Four cars were damaged in a practice crash at Daytona. Bobby Hamilton and Todd Bodine totaled their cars while Jimmy Spencer and Jeff Burton also were involved. The good news is that no one was hurt.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Starts 13th in 2nd Twin 125; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=...make it better."]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Southwest Virginia's OxyContin troubles get attention in Washington.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


That's one of the stories we're working on for News 7 at 11, [***NEWS 7 @ 6 MB GRAPHIC]
[Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Jean/MB Set]

and Jean Jadhon is here with some of the details.
[Live=Jean Full/MB Set]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]


Senator John Warner asked two Virginians to share their stories and knowledge at the Capitol.
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[VO-NAT :11]


A Senate committee is looking at the risks, and benefits, of OxyContin .. the highly-potent pain reliever that has become a major source of abuse, crimes, and dozens of deaths in southwest Virginia.
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[***NEWS 7 @ 11 MB Graphic***]
[Live=Jean Full/MB Set]


We'll listen to some of today's testimony tonight on News 7 at 11. [Double Boxes=Keith-Shannon and Jean/MB SET]