[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Roanoke police are looking for the gunman in a would-be robbery gone violently wrong.
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[VO-NAT]

And, State Police are hoping the speedometer from a Vinton police cruiser will shed light on a fatal accident.
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[Sports-Head]


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

Tonight on News 7 sports, the Dazzle cuts Kris Hunter. Kenseth's crew chief gets fined and Mast talks about the financial drain of Cup Racing.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, Elliott Sadler finds out the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia is one of his big fans today at the General Assembly.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The changes in weather are right on time. The main story, windy and cold tomorrow with snow showers. Full forecast details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


NEws 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


A Roanoke Convenience store is offering a ten thousand dollar reward for information about a shooting that left one of its employees dead last night.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.
Keith has the night off.

[Roanoke-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=02-07 TC28:53]
[GRAPHIC=NEws 7 at Six]


Police say 49-year-old Joyce Jones Parrish and her co-worker, 31-year-old Steve Riveria were both shot inside the Texaco Stop-in on Hershberger Road last night by two would-be robbers.
Parrish did not survive.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer/Microwave;]


Jennifer Miele is at the convenience store and has more about the victim.
Shannon,
[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@jennifer1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

co-workers say Joyce Parrish was on the job less than a month when she died.
She had just recently been trained on the cash register.
When gunman ordered her to open it, a witness says she fumbled with it.
He says the gunman lost patience with her, and shot her in the back of the head.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Carlos Rhodes returned to]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carlos Rhodes/Texaco Employee; :15]
[SUPER=01-Rita Peoples/Northwest Roanoke Resident; 43]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=with my son.]

(( Carlos Rhodes returned to work today in a solemn mood -- less than 12 hours after two of his co-workers were shot.
One of them, Joyce Parrish, did not survive the attempted robbery. Police say she died from a single gunshot wound to the neck.
[SOT]

[tc:00:02:46] ((CARLOS RHODES/TEXACO EMPLOYEE: SHE HAD JUST STARTED, I TRAINED HER THREE WEEKS AGO. SHE'D BEEN HERE ALMOST A MONTH.))
[RUNS04]
Co-worker Steve Riveria was shot in the right shoulder -- and pretended to be dead. He says he rushed over to Parrish after the gunman left.
He saw blood coming from the back of her head and immediately called the police. He regrets not knowing CPR.. but says its unlikely that would have saved her.
Today the police are searching the North West neighborhood for leads.
Residents like Rita Peoples say violence so nearby their homes is unsettling.
[SOT]

[tc:00:05:07] ((RITA PEOPLES: IT'S REALLY SHOCKING THE LADY THAT DIED WAS REALLY NICE, IT'S SCARY BECAUSE ITS RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET AND I LIVE HERE WITH MY SON.)) [RUNS11]))
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[LIVE=Jennifer /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


The district manager says the 24-hour store will now close at midnight as a safety precaution.
Again, they are offering a 10-thousand dollar reward for information related to the incident.
(XXXXXXXX)


You can call the Crime Line at 344-8500 with tips.
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[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Jennifer /Microwave;]


Shannon.

[Vinton-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=01-62 TC1:40:32]
[GRAPHIC=Accident Invest.]


It could be the end of the week before State Police wrap up their investigation of a fatal car accident involving a Vinton police officer.
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[VO NAT :24]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Saturday Night;]

The wreck late Saturday night killed Audrey Bryant St. Clair and Onita Bryant.
[SUPER=04-Today;]

The elderly sisters were laid to rest this afternoon following a ceremony at Vinton Baptist Church. They're being remembered for their kindness and "tremendous capacity for love". Meantime, investigators are trying to figure out how fast Officer John Munsey was traveling when his patrol car struck the sisters' vehicle.
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[SOT 43:39-43:55]
[IN Q=In this case the step that we're waiting for...]

((MIKE STATER/VA STATE POLICE: IN THIS CASE, THE STEP THAT WE'RE WAITING FOR IS THE SPEEDOMETER IN THE POLICE CAR HAS BEEN SENT TO A LAB AND THE LAB WILL TRY TO DETERMINE THE EXACT SPEED OF THE POLICE CRUISER AT THE TIME OF IMPACT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Stater/State Police Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=at the time of impact.]
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[VO NAT :15] Officer Munsey is on administrative leave. A U.S. Marshal also in the car is recovering from a broken leg. Vinton Police and the U.S. Marshal's Service are conducting their own investigations and are awaiting copies of the State Police report.
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[Wythe-Fatal]


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A Rural Retreat man died in an accident on Interstate 81 this morning.
State Police say Barry Eugene Turpin ran off the left side of the road near mile marker 83 in Wythe County.
Turpin's Jeep then hit a bridge abutment, veered into the path of a tractor trailer and overturned.
Turpin was thrown from his vehicle and died at Wythe County Memorial Hospital.

[Franklin-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A man hurt in a Franklin County accident on Saturday night has died.
Bruce Allen Cundiff of Boones Mill died Sunday.
Cundiff was the passenger in a car that ran off the side of Route 220, flipped and hit an embankment

[Referendum]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:47:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


What a difference a day makes in the General Assembly.
A Senate committee has revived the statewide referendum that was given up for dead just 24 hours ago.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /State Microwave;]


It remains a longshot, but Joe Dashiell reports the proposal to raise money for school construction is back on the table tonight.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Shannon, this proposal still faces long odds including opposition from House Speaker Vance Wilkins... but it appears that a statewide referendum for education will part of the debate until lawmakers head home.
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[IN Q=Nothing's ever finished]
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[SUPER=03-Richmond; :12]
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[OUT Q=get some sort of resolution.]
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[IN Q=Nothing's ever finished]

((NOTHING'S EVER FINISHED TIL IT'S FINISHED AS A FELLOW SAID. REFERENDA WILL PROBABLY BE FLOATING AROUND UNTIL WE ADJOURN SINE DIE IN ONE FORM OR THE OTHER.))
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[OUT Q=in one form or the other.]


The bills keep bouncing between committees, and Chatham Senator Charles Hawkins say the referendum debate is far from over.
Supporters of the statewide vote say a half cent increase in the sales tax would raise more than 300- million dollars a year for school construction... but getting it through the House will be a challenge.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We haven't heard]

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: WE HAVEN'T HEARD THE LAST OF IT. I SUSPECT IT WILL BE STRIPPED OUT AGAIN SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE. I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FEELING IN THE HOUSE IS AT THIS TIME ON IT.)) ((SEN. BO TRUMBO: AT LEAST WE KEEP IT ALIVE FOR DISCUSSION, AND I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT AS WELL. WHEN WE GET DOWN TO THE BOTTOM LINE I DON'T WHICH ONE IS GOING TO SURVIVE OR NOT THAT'S WHY IT'S LIKE JUGGLING ABLLS AROUND TO SEE IF YOU CAN GET TO SOME SORT OF RESOLUTION.))
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[OUT Q=get some sort of resolution.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


The statewide referendum isn't the only proposal still in the mix. This afternoon a House committee revived a bill that would authorize local referendums in northern Virginia for education and construction needs there.
[DOUBLE BOXES=JoeD & Shannon /State Microwave;]


So Shannon... these issues will probably end up in a conference committee... to be resolved in the final hours of a General Assembly session that comes to an end next week.

[Charter-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:38:44]
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The Roanoke city charter bill that went down in flames a few weeks ago, found new life today in the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The House had defeated the measure after Roanoke Mayor Ralph Smith complained to Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith.


But today, an identical bill introduced in the State Senate sailed through the House without dissent.
[SOT ]
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[IN Q=The bill differed]

((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: THE BILL DIFFERED IN NO MATERIAL RESPECT, IN FACT NO RESPECT WHATEVER FROM THE HOUSE BILL THAT I GUESS THE POOR OLD MAYOR SMITH GOT ALL ATWITTER ABOUT.)) ((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: THIS TIME I WAS ABLE TO GET WITH THE CITY ATTORNEY, MR. HACKWORTH CAME DOWN YESTERDAY AND WE WENT OVER IT LINE BY LINE AND I WAS ABLE TO ASK ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT I HAD AND RESOLVED THE CONCERNS THAT WERE THERE IN THE BILL.))
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[SUPER=@Griffith; :13]
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[OUT Q=were there in the bill.]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


City officials say the bill was needed to remove outdated references from the charter. They maintained that most of the modifications were simply technical changes.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=NONE]


Still ahead on News 7, two more cases of whooping cough in Central Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus a high-tech Blacksburg company is hoping some high-finance can get its employees back to work.
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[Whooping-Cough]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Whopping Cough]


Central Virginia health officials say two new cases of whooping (HOOP-ing) cough have been reported in Bedford County.. bringing to eight the total number of cases identified this month.
An 8- year- old girl who attends Body Camp Elementary School was diagnosed with whooping cough yesterday.
Today, an 82- year- old man became the latest person known to have contracted the disease.
Whooping cough is highly contagious and is spread through coughing and sneezing.
Parents are urged to keep their children's vaccinations up to date.

[Prescription]


[ANCHOR=6pm]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC2:02:31]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Will Medicare soon cover prescription drugs?
Some in Congress say the bill's passage has a better than 50-50 chance this year.
But as Health Check Reporter Joy Sutton tells us it's not soon enough for many seniors.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Shirley Hudson makes too much to]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Shirley Hudson; :09]
[SUPER=04-January 29; :24]
[SUPER=@johnwarner; :51]
[SUPER=01-Shannon Abell/LOA Area Agency on Aging; 1:15]
[SUPER=@joy2;]
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[OUT Q=news 7 roanoke]

(( Shirley Hudson makes too much to qualify for medicaid --and barely enough to pay for her medications. A third of her income goes to medicine.
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[SOT12:33]
[IN Q=If they just paid hald it would be great]

((IF THEY JUST PAID HALF IT WOULD BE A GREAT HELP. JUST SOMETHING I KNOW PEOPLE IN BAD A SHAPE AS I AM OR WORSE AND COULD USE ALL THEY HELP THEY CAN GET)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=help they can get]


The President says he's committed to making that happen.
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[SOT15:31:22]
[IN Q=And to give seniors a sound]

((AND TO GIVE SENIORS A SOUND AND MODERN MEDICARE SYSTEM THAT INCLUDED COVERAGE FOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=for prescription drugs]


But the question is when? Virginia Senator John Warner is cosponsoring a bill in the Senate. It would be make prescription coverage available to all seniors --but would require a 250-dollar deductible, and then the plan would pay 50 percent of the cost.
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[SOT1:16:08]
[IN Q=We have far too many people today that]

((WE HAVE FAR TOO MANY PEOPLE TODAY THAT HAVE TO MAKE THE DECISION ON WHETHER THEY BUY FOOD OR THE NECESSARY DRUGS TO ALLEVIATE THEIR PHYSICAL CONDITIONS AND DON'T THINK THEY SHOULD MAKING THAT CHOICE)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=that choice]


In the meantime, places like LOA Area Agency on Aging are trying to fill the gap, but it only has a 7-thousand dollars yearly budget to help seniors. It's already exhausted most of the funds for this year.
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[SOT26:40]
[IN Q=We're just a small voice in the wildernes]

((WE'RE JUST A SMALL VOICE IN THE WILDERNESS TO BE ABLE TO HELP WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY OR STAFF TO BE ABLE TO SOLVE THE ROANOKE PROBLEM MUCH LESS LOOKING AT ALL THE ELDERLY NATIONALLY THAT HAVE NO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=prescription medication]

Hudson says she will continue to hold out hope that there will be prescription coverage because for her taking medicine is not option it's a life line.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Haleos]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-58 TC1:29:28]
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Officials at Haleos in Blacksburg say they need long term investors to survive tough economic times.
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[VO-NAT :20]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

Management is working to lock in funds while 85-employees are on furlough. The Vice President of Human Resources says the company hopes to call employees back and resume operations in two-weeks. Haleos is banking in-part on analyst projections that there will be an upswing in the telecommunications industry next year.
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[SOT 4:10:02]
[IN Q=i can't estimate]

((ART PUMO/HALEOS VP HUMAN RESOURCES; I CAN'T ESTIMATE WHAT THE CHANCES ARE WERE TRYNG VERY HARD THE INVESTORS ARE VERY INTERESED IN US, SO THE CONVERSATIONS ARE GOING VERY WELL BUT AS WITH ALL BUSINESS INVESTMENTS IT WILL WIND UP BEING A BALANCED MANNER OF WHAT THEY FEEL THEY CAN GET AS A RETURN.))
[SUPER=01-Art Pumo/Haleos Human Resources VP;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=AS A RETURN.]
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[VO-NAT]

Pumo says the company lost four major contracts in the third quarter... causing hundreds of thouands of dollars in losses. Over an 8-month period in the past year, Haleos laid off about 100 workers.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A dip in consumer confidence took a toll on investor confidence and sent stocks lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/30.45/10115.26/y/3.02/1766.86;]


The DOW dropped 30 and a half points.
NASDAQ fell three.
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[Obit-Church]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC31:17]
[GRAPHIC=Charles Church]


The city of Lynchburg is mourning the death of its former city manager, Charles Church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


Church died this morning after a long battle with prostate cancer.
Church came to Lynchburg in 1991 after serving as Danville's city manager.
He stepped down in 2000 when he learned his cancer was inoperable.. but city leaders say that didn't stop his dedication to the Hill City.
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[SOT 16:27:03]
[IN Q=He cared a]

((BERT DODSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: HE CARED A GREAT DEAL ABOUT THE COMMUNITY. HE SERVED, I THINK, THE COMMUNITY EXTREMELY WELL. HE WORKED LONG HOURS. I'D SAY HE WORKED 60 TO 70 HOURS SOME WEEKS, AND HE REALLY CARED ABOUT THE CITY, EVEN WHEN HE WAS WILL, EVEN WHEN HE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH TERMINAL CANCER, HE WORKED ALL THE WAY UP TO THE FINAL DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Bert Dodson/Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=to the final day.]
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[VO-NAT]


Funeral services are scheduled for Friday at 2 p-m at First Christian Church in Lynchburg.
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[Local-Satelitte]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-04 TC28:55]
[GRAPHIC=Satellite TV]


Satellite users may soon be able to watch your hometown station.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC]


Today, EchoStar and Hughes Electronics filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to launch and operate a new satellite.
Hughes Electronics is the parent company of Dish Network and DIRECT-TV.
If approved, the move will allow the satellite companies to deliver local broadcast stations throughout the country.
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[SOT 14:01:25]
[IN Q=This proposal is new]

((JACK SHAW/HUGHES ELECTRONICS CEO: THIS PROPOSAL IS NEW FROM THE STANDPOINT THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE LOCAL CHANNELS TO ALL 210 TELEVISION MARKETS IN THE UNITED STATES. THAT'S REALLY A BIG CHANGE FROM WHERE WE'RE PROVIDING MAYBE 42 TELEVISION MARKETS WITH THESE LOCAL CHANNELS.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Shaw/Hughes Electronics CEO; :]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=these local channels]
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[VO-NAT]


The delivery of local channels is contingent upon F-C-C approval of the proposed Hughes-EchoStar merger.
No word yet on a timetable.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, the Dazzle severs ties with its UVa connection. Plus, Kenseth's crew gets fined - Sadler rubs elbows with the legislature and
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[VO-NAT]

we'll check in with Rick Mast and see how the Rockbridge Baths native is once again living on the Winston Cup edge.
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[S-Sadler]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-116 5750TC]
[GRAPHIC=SADLER]


Elliott Sadler, the pride of Emporia and the runner-up in this year's Daytona 500, rubbed elbows with the state's legislators today as he was honored by the Virginia General Assembly.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]

But Sadler couldn't pick up his resolution until he gave Lieutenant Governor Tim Kaine an autograph at the podium.
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[IN Q=MY SON...]
[SUPER=@Kaine; :00]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/Motorcraft Ford Driver; :14]
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[OUT Q=it's pretty neat."]
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[S-Kenseth]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-111]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]

Matt Kenseth's crew chief was fined today by NASCAR for cheating in Sunday's Subway 400 - a race that Kenseth won under caution at Rockingham.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/Sunday-FOX; :00]

Kenseth's Ford was found to be a quarter of an inch too low. As a result his crew chief Robbie Reiser was fined $30 thousand bucks. That's like fining me or you $5 bucks. The only way to penalize teams is to take away points.
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[S-Mast]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-119 1715tc]
[GRAPHIC=LAS VEGAS]

Rick Mast and the Winston Cup circuit heads to Las Vegas on Friday for qualifying. And for Mast - he can only hope that "sin city" will provide his team with an ace in the hole.
[GRAPHIC=RICK MAST]

Rick didn't make the Daytona 500 and last week at Rockingham he got the last starting spot in the field and finished 34th in a car that desperately needed a body makeover.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Rick Mast/Duke's Mayonnaise Driver; :06]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :21]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=...GETS BETTER."]

((RICK MAST:)) (( Aerodynamics may be the one glaring problem for Mast, but if the 90 car is to actually catch up and be relatively competitive it will need some serious cash. There may be plenty of fat in Mayonnaise - but not in Rick's sponsor. The Richmond based Sauers Company already has cut back its sponsorship dollars for this year from a full season to just 18 races. Rick thinks the team eventually will find more money, but when you've been through the things he has the past two seasons you quickly become a realist.)) ((RICK MAST:))

[S-Dazzle]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-110 5558TC]
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]


The Roanoke Dazzle is on the backside of a five game road trip and today the team made yet another roster move.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 29th;]

The Dazzle released former UVa player Kris Hunter - had been with the team since December 27th. Hunter had 22 blocked shots in 20 NBDL games. He also made three starts while in Roanoke.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=DAZZLE]

Replacing him is six-nine forward Johnny Taylor. The former Southern Conference player of the year also was a number one draft pick of the Orlando Magic in 1997.

[S-Skins]


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

The Washington Redskins and new coach Steve Spurrier are banking on an old relationship to bolster the team's quarterbacking ranks. The Skins are set to make a trade with the expansion Houston Texans that would bring quarterback Danny Wuerffel to DCTERMS.
The 1996 Heisman trophy winner played under new Redskins' coach Steve Spurrier at the University of Florida.

[S-Region]


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


High school regional basketball action opens tonight all across the region. Be sure to join us tonight on News 7 at 11 for scores and plenty of highlights from tonight's quarterfinal round of pl ay.