[1-News-Head]

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[VO-NAT :07]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A snow day today may make for a longer school year. We'll have the latest on the storm and what it may mean down the icy road.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

And, a local university will be ready for its inaugural football game next fall. But will there be any competition?

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - we'll find out how building a Dodge is like working a Rubik's Cube in Winston Cup racing.

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[VO-NAT]

And the Virginia men hope to carry their home momentum back to the road this weekend. Reaction to their latest win tonight in sports.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Lynchburg, Bedford, Moneta and Smith Mountain Lake caught a nice snow band today placing several more inches of surprise snow on the ground. What's ahead tonight. We'll try that forecast again in a moment.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


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


A surprise snow storm blankets Central and Southwest Virginia.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Another day off for many kids means many schools are struggling to make up the time.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[L'burg-Snow]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC29:58]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


It was supposed to be only a couple of inches. But the snow just kept falling in Central Virginia all day.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Now there's close to half a foot on the ground.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


Steve Smallshaw is outside our Lynchburg news bureau.. Steve what are things like there right now?
[LIVE=Steve/FULL L'Burg Bureau]
[SUPER=@ssm1]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


The snow finally let up just a little before five and we've got about five inches on the ground here right now..


It's created a winter wonderland, but it's also leaving local school officials wondering how they're going to make up for lost time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=This is getting]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-James McCormick/Lynchburg School Superintendent; :29]
[RUNS=:44]
[OUT Q=three days rather than five.]

(( This is getting to be a habit.
After relatively mild winters the last few years, central Virginians plodded through yet another snowy work day.
The streets have been relatively quiet and the schoolyards have begun to resemble ghost towns.
[natsot snow pelting 1:58:40ish]
[RUNS= 02]


Lynchburg city schools closed their doors for the sixth day this school year.. students may be enjoying it now but they'll be paying for it later on.. including possibly coming to school on Saturdays and on Memorial Day.
[SOT 4:39:57]

((JAMES MCCORMICK/LYNCHBURG SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: ANOTHER IDEA THAT WAS SUGGESTED WAS SPRING BREAK. NOW SPRING BREAK IS LATE IN APRIL THIS YEAR. MIGHT A FIVE-DAY WEEKEND FOR SPRING BREAK TAKE THE PLACE OF SAY A TEN-DAY WEEK, YOU KNOW, WITH FIVE DAYS OFF? MIGHT WE JUST CLOSE FOR THREE DAYS RATHER THAN FIVE?))
[RUNS= 15]
[OUT Q=three days rather than five.] ))
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[LIVE=Steve/FULL L'burg Bureau]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


The good news is state law only requires schools to make up the first five missed days, but "not" days six through ten.. so Lynchburg can miss four more without penalty.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Steve/L'Burg Bureau;]


And "no", they haven't made a decision yet about whether school will be open tomorrow..
[Roanoke-Snow]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-46 TC1:58:24]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Classes were cancelled or delayed in the Roanoke Valley as well, but the surprise snowfall caused fewer problems here.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The storm closed schools, and caused scattered power outtages, but most of the roads in the area remained clear.
And while the snow continued to fall for most of the afternoon, there was little accumulation. Downtown at the Roanoke Weiner Stand there was plenty of demand for a steaming chili dog on a cold afternoon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Well, we live in Buchanan]

((AUDREY SLOVENSKY: WELL WE LIVE IN BUCHANAN. BUT ON A DAY LIKE THIS, WE LIKE TO GET OUT SINCE YOU CAN'T GET OUT ON THE FARM. SO WE JUST COME IN AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.)) ((PETE SLOVENSKY: THE CATTLE WERE FED THIS MORNING, AND SO WE DECIDED TO COME ON IN AND SPEND THE DAY BEST WE COULD.))

[SUPER=01-Audrey Slovensky; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Slovensky; :09]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=spend the day the best we could.]
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[VO-NAT]


Snow totals were higher outside of Roanoke in places like Rocky Mount, where a steady snow began to stick on roads this afternoon.
The Virginia Department of Transportation warns that freezing temperatures overnight could create difficult conditions for drivers throughout central and western Virginia.
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(Keith & Shannon toss to Robin)



[GE-Layoffs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A local union leader is confirming layoffs at Salem's General Electric plant. Roy Rogers, President of the Local IUE-CWA, says about 40-salaried employees are being laid off or offered early retirement. The workers are NOT represented by the union. Most of them are technical and some management positions. Rogers says the layoffs with happen within 30 to 90-days. News 7 called the plant, but officials were gone for the day.

[Taylor]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=02-48 TC1:26:16]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The day after an 88-year old nursing home resident was found dead at Shenandoah Homes, police also found a lotion bottle in the apartment where her body was discovered.
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[VO-NAT]

Today we learned that the bottle had Helen Cadd's blood on it and that the crime lab has linked it to the suspect in this case.
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[SOT 14:43:25]
[IN Q=The blood was]

((RANDY LEACH/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY; THE BLOOD WAS TYPED BY DNA AND CAME BACK AS HELEN CADD'S BLOOD. AND THE PRINT THAT WAS FOUND THERE... DETECTIVE HARRIS WENT AND OBTAINED MORE PRINTS. NOT JUST FINGERPRINTS, BUT PALM PRINTS FROM DANNY TAYLOR, AND THEY WERE MATCHED AS WELL.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Leach/Roanoke Co. Commonwealth's Attorney; ]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=matched as well.]
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[VO-NAT]

Murder suspect Danny Rae Taylor told police
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 3, 2003]

at the time of the murder last Fall, that Cadd's death had been an accident, that it was something he hardly remembered. At today's preliminary hearing, the judge certified the case to the Grand Jury that meets next week.
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[Mays]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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He led police on a high-speed chase with his small child in the car.. now a Campbell County man is headed to prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/July 22]


24-year-old Jason Lee Mays was high on cocaine and wanted in two jurisdictions when a Lynchburg police officer tried to pull him over last July.
Mays took off and the ensuing chase reached speeds of up to 100 miles per hour before he lost control and flipped his car several times on the Lynchburg Expressway.
The whole time, Mays' 3-year-old son was in the car with him.
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[SOT 22:05:01]
[IN Q=I didn't know]

((S. M. CLEARY/LYNCHBURG POLICE: I DIDN'T KNOW THE CHILD WAS IN THE CAR UNTIL I GOT TO THE CAR, SPEAKING TO JASON AND I LOOKED BACK AND SAW THE CHILD AND I WAS VERY SHOCKED AND VERY UPSET THAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE THAT TO HIS OWN CHILD.))
[SUPER=01-S. M. Cleary/Lynchburg Police Department]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=to his own child.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mays pleaded guilty today to eluding police, driving under the influence and child abuse.
He'll be sentenced in March.
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[Webster]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC1:02:30]
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Franklin County's former public safety director lost his job, and now his license, as the result of a drunk driving accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]


A judge found Claude Webster guilty of driving under the influence, a misdemeanor.
The judge suspended Webster's license for a year and fined him 50 dollars.
Webster's blood alcohol content was POINT- ONE-SIX -- twice the legal limit -- when he wrecked his car in August.

He resigned soon afterward. Six months earlier, he threatened a Wendy's drive-thru patron with a gun.
Webster was Franklin County's public safety director for nine years and at one point served on the Governor's E-M-S Advisory Board.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Governor Warner wants all of Virginia DMV offices open again.
So do Republican lawmakers, and they say they can do it faster and better.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, the area's newest college football team has its equipment. Now it just needs a place to play.
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[XGR]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Will the long lines at the state's D-M-V offices soon be a thing of the past? House Republicans think so.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


They say they have a plan to reopen all D-M-V centers and keep them open six days a week.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more.
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[IN Q=HOUSE REPUBLICANS SAY THEY]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Bill Howell/House Speaker; :11]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :25]
[SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) McLean; 1:11]
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[OUT Q=MM, News 7, Richmond.]

(( House Republicans say they have scraped together 17.4 million dollars to reopen all of the closed D-M-V offices and restore service on Wednesdays.
[SOT 11:10:56]
[IN Q=IT USED TO BE]

((SPEAKER BILL HOWELL: ITS USED TO BE THE AVERAGE WAIT TIME AT D-M-V WAS FIFTEEN MINUTES, NOW OF COURSE ITS HOURS, WE NEED TO GET BACK TO THE WAY IT USED TO BE.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=GET BACK TO THE WAY IT USED TO BE.]


Republicans won't yet say how they plan to pay for it,
Governor Warner says their proposal doesn't add up.
[SOT 10:59:19]
[IN Q=I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE WHERE]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I'M ANXIOUS TO SEE WHERE THEY'RE GETTING THE MONIES AND I DO KIND OF QUESTION IF THE DMV CUTS WERE OVER 40 MILLION DOLLARS HOW 17 MILLION DOLLARS IS GOING TO RESTORE ALL OF THE PROBLEM.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=RESTORE ALL OF THE PROBLEMS.]

Republicans are also promising to pour more money into k-12 education than the Governor has. Warner, in turn, is criticizing the Republican-led legislature for spending too much time on frivolous issues. [NAT Sound]
[SOT 11:18:44]

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[SOT 13:37:06 House #2]
[IN Q=IS A YELLOW FLAG WITH]

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[OUT Q=THREE RED STRIPES ACROSS IT.]



[SOT 10:58:20]
[IN Q=WHAT WE'VE SEEN IS]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: WHAT WE'VE SEEN IS THE LEGISLATURE FOCUSING ON COCK-FIGHTING, HAIR BRAIDING, THE VIETNAM FLAG.
WHEN WE PUT TOGETHER THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE REFORM PACKAGE IN THE LAST GENERATION.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=IN THE LAST GENERATION.]



[SOT 11:06:41]
[IN Q=THESE STATEMENTS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE]

((HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS CHAIRMAN VINCE CALLAHAN/R-MCLEAN: THESE STATEMENTS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE HIS LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF THE BUDGET PROCESS.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=BUDGET PROCESS.]


Also in the General Assembly today, primary seat belt legislation which died earlier in the House of Delegates has been given new life.
A Senate Committee today approved the bill, which gives police the authority to pull over drivers simply for failing to wear a seat belt.
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))
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[Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Police are asking for help in solving an attempted robbery from earlier this month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Surveillance Video]


Police say a man wearing a stocking mask walked into the Pilot Oil convenient store on Franklin Road last Thursday Night. The suspect pointed a handgun at the store clerk and demanded money from her. The clerk told him she did not know where the money was, and the man took off on foot.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN BOARD] If you have any information, you're asked to call CrimeLine at 344-8500.
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[Barcliff]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ssm]
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A Lynchburg man faces a lengthy prison term for shooting a convenience store clerk during a robbery last summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/June 28]


20-year-old Benjamin Barcliff walked into this 7-11 store on Wadsworth Street June 28th, flashed a handgun and demanded money.
When the clerk hesitated, Barcliff shot him.. the bullet passed through the man's chest and into his right arm.
Barcliff pleaded guilty to malicious wounding, robbery and firearms charges today.
He faces up to life plus 33 years in prison when he's sentenced in March.
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A local bread company isn't sure when it will be baking again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning;]

A small fire has temporarily stopped production at Heartland Bread Company at Towers Shopping Center. Firefighters put out flames on the store's roof about 1:30 this morning. They say the fire began in the heating and air conditioning unit,. They estimate 30-thousand dollars loss.
While the owners say damage is minimal, they want to make sure there is a safe environment before baking bread again.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[WRITER=dse]
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Fear of war and some uninspiring economic news sent stocks sharply lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/165.58/7945.13/y/35.96/1322.10;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW tumbled 166 points.
NASDAQ dropped 36.
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[Harrison]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
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After eighteen years at its current location, the Harrison Museum of African American Culture is ready to stretch out.
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[VO-NAT :22]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Executive Director Aletha Bolden today announced the museum will move into the Dumas (DUE-miss) Center in downtown Roanoke in late 2004. The Dumas Center is being renovated to allow for the housing of a variety of arts, cultural and educational organizations. Bolden says the new facilities will triple the museum's current gallery space and remove it from a residential neighborhood.
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[SOT 12:06:15-12:06:33]
[IN Q=Oone of the benefits, I believe...]

((ALETHA BOLDEN/HARRISON MUSEUM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: ONE OF THE BENEFITS, I BELIEVE, WOULD BE VISIBILITY, CLOSER TO DOWNTOWN, CLOSER TO THE HIGHER ED CENTER, CIVIC CENTER, MORE TRAFFIC DOWNTOWN. WE'LL HAVE GREATER ACCESS TO THESE THINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Aletha Bolden/Harrison Museum Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=have greater access to these things.]
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[VO-NAT :08]

In the early 1900's the Dumas Hotel was the heart of the Gainsboro neighborhood known for its vibrant African American cultural life.
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[SV-Athletics]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC1:08:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Southern Virginia University is ready to field its first ever football team, but there are still a few questions to be answered. They still aren't sure who or WHERE they will end up playing in their inaugural season. Richard Lesko has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]
[SUPER=01-Gary Buer/SVU Football Coach; :22]
[SUPER=01-Don Chamberlain/SVU Athletic Director; :44]
[SUPER=@Richard2; :58]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Richard Lesko, News 7, Buena Vista]

(( Southern Virginia University has its first football coach, some players, and most of next year's schedule, but right now the team doesn't have anywhere to play. An athletic complex on land the school already owns is still under construction, and because of zoning issues it may not be ready for the beginning of the season.
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[SOT - 42:38]
[INQ=It's not zoned for any...]

((GARY BUER/SVU FOOTBALL COACH; IT'S NOT ZONED FOR ANY TYPE OF COMPETITIVE USE, BUT WE CAN DEVELOP PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES WHICH WOULD ALLOW US TO PRACTICE UP THERE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUTQ=allow us to practice up there.]

The school also had to equip its team on a fixed budget. Mount Senario College in Wisconsin shut down recently, so school officials went to make a deal.
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[SOT - 47:14]
[INQ=Made an offer...]

((DON CHAMBERLAIN/SVU ATHLETIC DIRECTOR; MADE AN OFFER FOR MOST OF THEIR EQUIPMENT, SOME OF THEIR WEIGHT EQUIPMENT AND SOME OTHER THINGS TOO. SO WE ENDED UP BUYING A LOT OF THEIR STUFF AT A REASONABLE COST, A VERY REASONABLE COST.)) [RUNS14]
[OUTQ=a very reasonable cost.]

Now the school is hoping to work out another deal with Buena Vista to use Camden Field which was the site for most of the city's football glory.
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[SOT - 40:44]
[INQ=We want to be able...]

((GARY BUER/SVU FOOTBALL COACH; WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO ADD TO THAT, NOT TO DETRACT FROM HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL IN BUENA VISTA, OR IN THE AREA, BUT ADD ANOTHER SMALL COLLEGE PROGRAM AND GIVE THE COMMUNITY, THE AREA THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SOME EXCITING SMALL COLLEGE FOOTBALL.)) [RUNS17]
[OUTQ=some exciting small college football.]

Wherever the team ends up, the season kicks off on September 6th. Richard Lesko, News 7, Buena Vista.))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - Virginia talks about its new found chemistry on the hardwood.

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[VO-NAT]

plus Ray Evernham shows us how working a Rubik's Cube is just like building a new race team from the ground up.
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[S-Cavs]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-138 33:05]
[GRAPHIC=UVa hoops]


The Virginia Cavaliers improved to 12 and 6 overall and 3 and 3 in the ACC last night with a 85-72 win over Florida State. Steve Mason has a recap.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Night; :00]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Head Men's Basketball Coach; :12]
[SUPER=01-Todd Billet/Averaging Over 20 Pts. in Last 5 ACC Games; :36]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :50]
[SUPER=01-Jason Clark/UVa Sophomore Forward; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=...news 7 sports"]
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((After a three game skid, the Cavaliers have put together back to back wins against Wake Forest and Florida State. The Seminoles marked UVa's 18th opponent and Pete Gillen has used 10 different starting line ups already. ((PETE GILLEN/UVA HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH:))
The Cavaliers are shooting close to 50 percent for the three point line in the last two contests and UVa's has been tough on the inside as well which has forced opponents to pick their poison. ((TODD BILLETT/AVERAGING OVER 20 POINTS IN LAST FIVE ACC GAMES:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((JASON CLARK/UVA SOPHOMORE FORWARD:))
The Cavaliers hope the recent momentum will enable them to take on a new role as a better road team. UVa is 1 and 5 on opposing teams home courts and 9 and OH at home. UVa takes on a Yellow Jackets team that is also undefeated at home. Steve Mason news 7 sports.))

[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 12998] And you can check out Virginia as the Cavs go for an elusive road win this Saturday afternoon at four right here on WDBJ-7. The game with Ga. Tech in Atlanta tips-off at four
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 12997] right after the much improved Louisville Cardinals takes on Indiana at one this Saturday afternoon.
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[S-Academics]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=twe]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech #6015]


Five Virginia Tech Hokie football players have been named to the All Big East Academic team. Former Pulaski star Jeff King, and Radford product Ken Keister headlined the list. Also honored for their work in the classroom was Jacob Gibson, Billy Hardee, and Jordan Trott.
[Graphic=UVA #6013]


And 2002 ACC Player of the Year Matt Schaub received recognition today for his classroom exploits. Along with Shernard Newby, Schaub was named to the All ACC Academic team.

[S-Hall]


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


The national signing day for high school seniors is next Wednesday, and today Hokies were hoping to get a verbal commitment from coveted linebacker Vince Hall from Western Branch high in Chesapeake. However, Hall has postponed his announcement until tomorrow. He is reportedly torn between Tech and the North Carolina Tarheels.

[S-Dodge]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-139 3750tc]
[GRAPHIC=PRESEASON THUNDER]


A week from today the Winston Cup teams will be rolling into Daytona for the start of Speedweeks 2003.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/2001; :00]

This will mark Dodge's third trip back to Daytona since returning to Winston Cup racing. Two years ago - Dodge swept the front row with Bill Elliott and Stacy Compton, and last year Dodge won the 500 with Ward Burton. But despite those successes - the man who led Dodge back into racing at this level - says building teams from the ground up has been as tough as mastering a Rubik's Cube.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Ray Evernham/Owner - Evernham Motorsports; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...TO LINE UP."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Evernham is not one to take short cuts to the top - but as for his veteran driver Bill Elliott - well that's a whole nother story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/43 Career Wins; :02]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...I CAN DO THAT."]
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[S-Barbers]


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


And if you have a chance check out Your Hometown Station tomorrow morning at nine as Regis and Kelly welcome none other and Ronde and Tiki Barber. Regis and Kelly airs from 9am - 10am right here on WDBJ-7. George Clooney also will on the show tomorrow.