[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Shannon]

Was it self defense or unnecessary violence?
Roanoke City Police investigate the shooting death of a high school student.
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[VO-NAT]

And her hospital stay may have been more unpleasant than it needed to be. An employee is charged with her abuse.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on the Big 7 - the Big South conference tournament opens at the Roanoke Civic Center. Jason Conley gets another big honor.
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[VO-NAT]

And we'll take a look back another big night for JJ Redick in the Northwest regional quarterfinals.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The blast of cold air will move out as quickly as it moved in. And there is a decent chance for rain showers this weekend. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 3-Shot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 13:37:22-13:37:32]
[IN Q=Very sad. It's an example of when...]

((BETTY JO ANTHONY/DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: VERY SAD. IT'S AN EXAMPLE OF WHEN VIOLENCE IS INTRODUCED INTO A SITUATION THAT'S ALREADY TENSE.))
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=a situation that's aleady tense.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

The Commonwealth's Attorney hopes to bring murder charges against an elderly Roanoke man accused of shooting to death a teenage girl.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=News 7 at Six]


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

[Hanover-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-05 TC51:25]
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[***ANCHOR TAG***]
82-year old Hallis Jamison is being held in the Roanoke City jail without bail for the shooting death of 16-year old Charlotte Brown. Police say the girl was one of several teens who may have been harrassing Jamison at his home last night.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=One of 'em said something about his car...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;:09]
[SUPER=01-Fred Vandyke/Neighbor;:23]
[SUPER=01-Betty Jo Anthony/Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney;:54]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Thomas Mattingly/St. Gerard Catholic Church;1:15]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=who wouldn't be scared?]
(([SOT 13:29:44-13:29:53]
[IN Q=One of 'em said something...]

((FRED VANDYKE/NEIGHBOR: ONE OF 'EM SAID SOMETHING ABOUT HIS CAR WAS BROKEN INTO AND THEY KNEW BOUT IT OR SOMETHING AND, ABOUT THAT TIME, HE PULLED THE TRIGGER.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=he pulled the trigger.]

Fred Vandyke says he was standing in front of 917 Hanover Avenue when 16-year old Charlotte Brown was shot. He says he'd walked the two doors down after noticing four people acting suspicious in the yard of his neighbor, a man he calls "Mr. J."
[SOT 13:31:04-13:31:11]
[IN Q=I mean, he does everything...]

((FRED VANDYKE/NEIGHBOR: I MEAN, HE DOES EVERYTHING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. REPORTER: SO HE'S WELL-KNOWN AROUND HERE? FRED: YES, I MEAN, HE'S A GREAT GUY.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=HE'S A GREAT GUY.]

Police say only that "several" teens were banging on Hallis Jamison's doors and windows. Vandyke says the teens were hollering at Jamison to let them in. The 82-year old responded by yelling he wanted to be left alone or else he'd shoot. But Vandyke says the girl at Jamison's front door kept knocking and that Jamison fired... a single shot through the door that struck the ninth grader in the stomach. She died early Wednesday morning.
[SOT 13:37:22-13:37:32]
[IN Q=He's currently charged with malicious wounding...]

((BETTY JO ANTHONY/DEPUTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HE'S CURRENTLY CHARGED WITH MALICIOUS WOUNDING BUT, BASED ON THE FACT THAT THE YOUNG LADY HAS PASSED AWAY WE'LL BE ASKING THE GRAND JURY FOR AN INDICTMENT ON MURDER AND USE OF A FIREARM ON MONDAY WHEN IT MEETS.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=on Monday when it meets.]

Police are still trying to figure out what transpired on Hanover but, those who live and work in the northwest Roanoke neighborhood say they wouldn't be surprised if Jamison acted out of fear.
[SOT 13:35:18-13:35:31]
[IN Q=People are concerned about coming out of their house...]

((REV. THOMAS MATTINGLY/ST. GERARD CATHOLIC CHURCH: PEOPLE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT COMING OUT OF THEIR HOUSE AT NIGHT. THE STREETS ARE VERY DARK AND, PLUS, THERE'S A SUSPICION THAT WE'RE NOT GETTING AS MUCH ATTENTION FROM POLICE AS WE NEED.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=from police as we need.]
[SOT 13:32:48-13:32:53]
[IN Q=the old man was scared...]

((FRED VANDYKE/NEIGHBOR: THE OLD MAN WAS SCARED. WITH THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, I MEAN, HELL, WHO WOULDN'T BE SCARED?)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=Who wouldn't be scared?]))
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[ANCHOR=Shan]
[SS=None]

Jamison was arraigned on the malicious wounding charge this afternoon. A bond hearing is scheduled for Friday.

[Roanoke-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=01-59 TC2:19:28]
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Meanwhile, the search continues for two masked gunmen who shot and killed a Roanoke convenience store clerk Monday night.
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[VO-NAT]


The family of 49-year-old Joyce Jones Parrish is preparing for her memorial service which will be held in Galax tomorrow.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


She died from a gunshot would to the neck at the Texaco "Stop-In" on Hershberger Road.
She worked there part-time and had been on the job less than a month.
Parrish's full-time job was keeping books at Forbes Plumbing and Heating.
In her old office are photos of her grandchildren, and her brothers, sisters and parents.
She's survived by all of them, and a daughter.
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[SOT]

((TIM SMITH/FORBES PLUMBING AND HEATING; SHOCK... DEVASTATED. EVERYBODY HERE WAS JUST KIND OF WALKING AROUND IN A HAZE FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS.))
[SUPER=01-Tim Smith/Joyce's Former Boss]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q= of days.]
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Parrish's co-worker, Steve Rivera was also shot Monday night, but is recovering.
He says he's keeping a positive attitude, and plans to return to work as soon as possible.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was raised]

((STEVE RIVERA/SHOOTING SURVIVOR: I WAS RAISED IN CHURCH, SO I BELIEVE THAT GO MAKES THINGS HARD... IN SPANISH THEY SAY...THAT MEANS GOD MAKES THINGS TOUGHER BUT HE WON'T LET YOU DROWN.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Rivera/Shooting Survivor]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=you drown.]
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[VO-NAT]


Stop-In is offering a ten thousand dollar reward for information relating to the incident.
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[Hospital-Assault]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=01-60 TC2:04:24]
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Blacksburg Police are investigating claims of sexual assault at a local hospital. Officials say a female patient at Montgomery Regional Hospital reported she was touched inappropriately during a medical examination by a male nurse. Police are going forward with charges against the nurse in this case.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]

New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon joins us from Blacksburg with more on that story tonight Rachel? Shannon, officials say the alleged incident happened on February 11th.
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1:]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

They're not releasing any information about the victim but will say that she is over 18. The male nurse, whose department is not being released, faces sexual assault charges.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=NATS]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :09]
[SUPER=01-Bill Brown/Blacksburg Police Chief; :39]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=IN THIS INVESTIGATION]

((NATS Hospital officials say 36-year-old William P. McClanahan Junior is suspended from his position as a nurse at Montgomery Regional Hospital in Blacksburg. The Pulaski resident is charged with one count of misdemeanor sexual assault.
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[SOT 57:45:07]
[IN Q=assaults ]

((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF; ASSAULTS OCCUR BY PHYSICALLY HITTING OR TOUCHING IN INAPPROPRIATE AREAS OF AN INDIVIDUAL.))
[OUT Q=AN INDIVIDUAL.]

Chief Brown won't say whether the evidence in this case is physical or a verbal statement from the alleged victim. And while it does involve a hospital employee and patient, he says it will be handled like all other assault charges.

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[SOT 55:49:08]
[IN Q=it's not any]

((IT'S NOT ANY DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER COMPLAINT BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION. WE DO OUR BEST BASED ON OUR TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE TO INVESTIGATE IT THOROUGHLY.))
[OUT Q=THOROUGHLY]

A hospital spokesman says McClanahan's length of employment and history at the facility is all part of a confidential personnel file.
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[SOT 56:12:07]
[IN Q=the hospital]

((BILL BROWN/BLACKSBURG POLICE CHIEF; THE HOSPITAL HAS FULLY COOPERATED WITH THE DEPARTMENT IN THIS INVESTIGATION.))
[OUT Q=IN THIS INVESTIGATION.]))
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[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]

Chief Brown also says McClanahan was never arrested and taken into custody BUT instead he was charged with sexual assault by being given a summons. Shannon...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Rachel & Shannon /Microwave;]

that order directs him to appear in court for a preliminary hearing on March 28th.

[Tech-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-01 TC1:04:06]
[GRAPHIC=Viurginia Tech]


Virginia Tech is announcing the largest donation in its history.
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[VO-NAT :21]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The University is receiving 211-million dollars in engineering computer software from the PACE organization. PACE is a partnership of corporations working to support the education of future engineers. The software contains programs used by leaders in the engineering industry.
It will be installed on Tech's engineering students personal computers.
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[SOT 3:34:28]
[IN Q=what were]

((JAN HELGE BOHN/VT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING; BY PUTTING INCREDIBLE RESOURCES ON THOSE COMPUTERS AND HAVING THAT AVAILABLE IN THE CLASSROOM FOR RESEARCH FOR TRAINING STUDENTS MOVING ACROSS A MULTITUDE OF COURSE IT'S JUST AN INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY.))
[SUPER=01-Jan Helge Bohn/VT Associate Professor of Engineering;]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The software is expected to be ready for use in the Fall semester. Tech officials say it will give the school's 65-hundred engineering students an advantage when entering the workforce.

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


They usually decide lawsuits, but this time, they're filing one.
Still ahead on News 7, find out why a group of judges is suing Appomattox County.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Statler Brothers' retirement tour takes the General Assembly by storm.
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[XGR]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-02 TC46:42]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The stand-off over a statewide referendum continues in Richmond.
Today the House of Delegates and the Senate staked out opposing positions... even as Governor Warner urged them to keep an open mind.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & JoeD /State Microwave;]


Joe Dashiell is at the capitol tonight with more on the latest exchange.
[LIVE=JoeD /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=@joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Shannon, there was no turnaround today... as expected the Senate embraced the statewide sales tax referendum... and the House of Delegates dismissed it.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is all we've got]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :19]
[SUPER=@griffith; :28]
[SUPER=@markwarner; :58]
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[OUT Q=weigh in across the state.]
(( [SOT SENATE #1 02:11:48]
[IN Q=This is all we've got]

((SEN. EDD HOUCK: THIS IS ALL WE'VE GOT. WE HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING THROUGH THE BUDGET. WE'VE TURNED OUR BACKS AT EVERY CROSSROADS TO DO ANYTHING REALLY SIGNIFICANT FOR OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AT A TIME WHEN THEY DESPERATELY NEED IT. THIS SUBSTITUTE IS THE ONLY GAME IN TOWN AND I WOULD URGE ITS PASSAGE.))
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[OUT Q=and I would urge its passage.]


The State Senate turned back an effort to strip the statewide referendum from the bill it was considering...
And the House of Delegates refused to put it back on the table.
[SOT 02:58:23]
[IN Q=It would be like saying]

((IT WOULD BE LIKE SAYING, WELL I HAVE EATEN THREE QUARTERS OF MY SANDWICH FROM THE SUBWAY, AND I WILL GIVE THE STUB TO SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA. THAT'S WHAT THIS BILL DOES.))
[RUNS= :12]
[OUT Q=that's what this bill does.]


The statewide referendum would ask voters to approve a half cent increase in the sales tax. Supporters say it would raise more than 350- million dollars a year for school construction.
Governor Warner has thrown his support behind the plan and again he pleaded with lawmakers to show some flexibility.
[SOT WARNER 11:29:29]
[IN Q=My challenge]

((MY CHALLENGE AND THOSE FOLKS WHO BELIEVE AS I THAT THE NEEDS WHILE GREAT IN FAIRFAX COUNTY ARE EQUALLY GREAT IN THE RICHMOND AND VIRGINIA BEACH AND DANVILLE AND GRUNDY . OUR JOB IS TO CHALLENGE THE LEGISLATORS AND SAY LET'S LET THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WEIGH IN ACROSS THE STATE.))
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[OUT Q= weigh in across the state.]))
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[LIVE=JoeD /FULL State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


How the Governor is going to change the mind of Speaker Vance Wilkins and other house members who oppose the statewide referendum remains to be seen,
[DOUBLE BOXES=Joe & Shannon /State Microwave;]


But stayed tuned Shannon the discussion continues.

[VA-Cares]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-56 TC1:50:01]
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Nearly thirty people gathered in Downtown Roanoke today to show their support for a program that helps former convicts.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; - :17]


The group was protesting The Department of Criminal Justice Services' proposal to cut all Pre-release and post incarceration programs in the Commonwealth, like Virginia Cares.
Supporters say the program keeps people off the street, and gives ex-offenders a chance to go straight.
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[SOT - 35:53]
[IN Q=They helped me with...]

((DANIEL LEWIS/VA CARES PARTICIPANT; THEY HELPED ME WITH FOOD, THEY HELPED ME WITH CLOTHING, THEY HELPED ME TAKING ME TO WORK. IT WAS A WONDERFUL THING. IF YOU HAVE THAT SUPPORT, YOU CAN MAKE IT IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT.))
[SUPER=01-Daniel Lewis/VA Cares Participant;]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=if you want to make it.]
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[VO-NAT - :06+]


Programs like Virginia Cares serve nearly 19-thousand ex-offenders a year in Virginia.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's guarded but encouraging testimony on Capitol Hill gave stocks an early boost that later fizzled. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-x/12.32/10127.58/y/15.00/1751.86;]


The DOW gained 12 points.
NASDAQ lost 15.
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[Hutcherson]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-54 TC2:03:47]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2002]


The longest- serving member of Lynchburg city council says he'd like to stay on a little longer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Reverend Carl Hutcherson has spent six years on council, the last two as the city's mayor.
Hutcherson announced today he'll seek re-election to his at-large post because he's proud of what council has accomplished during his tenure.
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[SOT 9:27:59]
[IN Q=The current council]

((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: THE CURRENT COUNCIL HAS DONE ITS BEST TO FUND ESSENTIAL SERVICES WHILE CONTINUING TO INVEST IN KERY PRIORITIES SUCH AS EDUCATION, PUBLIC SAFETY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT. WE HAVE DONE THIS DESPITE THE CURRENT RECESSION AND STATE BUDGET SHORTFALL THAT HAVE DEPRIVED US OF SIGNIFICANT RESOURCES.))
[SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Mayor]
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=significant resources.]
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[VO-NAT]


All three at-large seats will be up for grabs in May.
Incumbents Stewart Hobbs and Bert Dodson have indicated they'll run again... and independent Joan Foster is also a candidate.
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[Appox-Courthouse]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=01-57 TC1:39:30]
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A dispute over how best to renovate the Appomattox County courthouse is.. ironically.. headed to court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox]


Three circuit court judges are suing the county over the state of the century-old courthouse which everyone agrees is too small and has security problems.
The judges have their plan for a new facility.. the county has another, and the two sides can't agree on which is acceptable.
The dispute is headed to trial next month if they can't reach a compromise before then.
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[SOT 9:50:57]
[IN Q=This county is]

((SAMUEL CARTER/APPOMATTOX CO. SUPERVISOR: THIS COUNTY IS A POPULATION OF 13- THOUSAND 900, OUR TAX BASE IS ALREADY AT THE MAXIMUM, AND WE WANT TO MAINTAIN A COURT SERVICE THAT IS CONDUCIVE TO THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM GUIDELINES, BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE TAXPAYER AND BUILDING SOMETHING WE DON'T NEED.))
[SUPER=01-Samuel Carter/Appomattox Supervisor]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=something we don't need.]
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[VO-NAT]


A trial is scheduled to start March 20th.
An outside judge ruled today the county cannot base its defense on its ability to pay for the renovations.
The project is estimated to cost anywhere from 4-point-6 to six million dollars.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports, JJ braces for what could be a gigantic honor. Jon Wood is about to get some help from the "Silver Fox."
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[VO-NAT]

And the Big South is on the Big 7 - highlights from the opening round of this week's tournament are straight ahead.
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[S-Redick]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-114 10800TC]
[GRAPHIC=REDICK]


We begin tonight with Cave Spring star J.J. Redick. Last night - the Duke bound star threw down a game high 30 points as Cave Spring advanced to the regional semi-finals.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :00]

Tonight he is waiting to hear the word on whether or not he has been selected for the prestigious McDonald's high school all-American game later this spring in New York City. Redick could be one of several Duke players in the game which will take place in early April. Despite having some outstanding players in the area over the past decade, Redick would be the first McDonald's all-American from a public high school in southwest Virginia since Pulaski's Michael Porter.
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[S-South]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (1:30:00)]
[GRAPHIC=Big South]


The Big South Conference began a four day run in the star city this afternoon with its men's and ladies' basketball tournaments. The Liberty women opened the festivities by winning their 14th straight Tournament game.
Roy Stanley shows us how the Flames hammered UNC-Asheville 76-to-52.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Liberty vs UNC-Asheville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kate Feenstra/Scored 23 Points; :36]
[SUPER=34-Liberty/76/UNC-Asheville/52/; :]
[SUPER=01-Carey Green/Liberty University Head Coach; 1:05]
[SUPER=@Roy1; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=......news 7 sports."]

((For the fifth straight year, The Flames opened the conference tournament as the number one seed.
Liberty was as cold as it was outside and when Kelsey Dawson takes it to the hoop and gets the roll the Flames only led by 2.
But the Flames warmed up Katie Feenstra takes it inside and scores Liberty upped that lead to 6.
Then midway through the first half the Flames kick it outside Kristal Tharp knocks down the three pointer to make it 26 to 17.
Asheville hit back to back baskets with just over a minute left in the first half and trailed 34 to 26 at the break.)) ((KATIE FEENSTRA/SCORED 23 POINTS:)) ((Asheville made a run halfway through the second half and at one time cut the Liberty lead to 5.
But with just under 9 minutes left in the game the Lady Flames hit a 10 to nothing run and Liberty advances with the 76 to 52 win.)) ((CAREY GREEN/LIBERTY HEAD COACH:)) ((ROY STANLEY:))
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[S-Point]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-113 (58:04)]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=hold big south]

Tonight at 7 - Elon takes on Coastal Carolina. Then at nine this evening - Radford battles Winthrop.

[S-Conley]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-107 10902TC]
[GRAPHIC=VMI HOOPS]


The VMI basketball team is getting ready for Southern Conference tournament that opens later this week at the North Charleston Coliseum.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

This afternoon VMI's freshman phenom Jason Conley was named the Southern Conference's player of the year in balloting done by the league's media members. Earlier this week - the league's coaches named him the Southern Conference's freshman of the year. VMI opens the tournament at Noon Thursday against the Citadel.
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[S-Wood]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-112 10429TC]
[GRAPHIC=CRAFTSMAN TRUCKS]


The Craftsman Truck Series won't be back in action for another two weeks. The circuit has a month between its Daytona season opener and its next scheduled event in Darlington on March 15th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stuart/January 2000; :00]

Jon Wood, who is competing full-time on the series this year is about to get some help with the track that is too tough to tame from the all-time Darlington master David Pearson. Pearson, who is now 67, won 12 poles and 10 races in his illustrious career at Darlington. Much of that success came while driving for the Woods. The hope is that he can help Wood master the track, as well. They are schedule to give the track a workout on March 13th.
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[S-Lax]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-118 2348tc]
[GRAPHIC=ROANOKE LAX]

The Roanoke College men's lacrosse team braved the elements this afternoon for a non-conference showdown with Wingate.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Wingate vs. Roanoke; :00]

The visitors from just south of Charlotte had to bundle up along with the home folks today, as head coach Bill Pilat imparted a few words of encouragement to his players. We pick it up tied at one-all Wingate uses the quick ball movement - throwing the pill through the wind with precision as they net the score and take a 2-to-1 lead with 3:09 left in the first. Roanoke would warm things up in the second period as with two quick goals.
[super=34-Wingate/5/Roanoke/12;]

Colin Burke - the six-two sophomore gets this one as Roanoke is able to come back and beat Wingate 12-to-5 this afternoon.
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[Statler-Brothers]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-03 TC33:12]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Statler Brothers are retiring from the road after 40 years... and today, their farewell tour brought them to the State Capitol.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The group made its made its first recording in 1961, and the Statlers quickly found country music fame.
But they never abandoned their roots in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
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[SOT 15:11]
[IN Q=We were all told]
[SUPER=01-Don Reid/The Statler Brothers; ]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=and we have ever since.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Statler Brothers will continue to record, but they plan to retire from touring at the end of the year. (------------)