[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Ketih 2-Shot]

Will his successors be allowed to hold two consecutive terms?
Legislators finalize a vote on Governor Warner's proposal.
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[VO-NAT :07]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, a man known to Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Deputy Frankie Betterton goes on trial for the lawman's murder.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - high school hoop news from the New River Valley. Rusty Wallace checks in as the Cup cars get ready to invade Daytona.
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[VO-NAT]

and Nathaniel Adibi's younger brother Xavier commits to the Hokies this afternoon on the eve of the national signing day.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Cold air came roaring in this afternoon which will set the stage for a return to winter precipitation on Thursday night. The complete forecast just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-SHot]


News 7 at Six is next.
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[SOT 14:31:16]
[IN Q=YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL YOUR WAY]

((YOU CAN'T HAVE IT ALL YOUR WAY. AND THE GOVERNOR'S GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN THAT.))
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[OUT Q=AND THE GOVERNOR'S GOING TO HAVE TO LEARN THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The House says no again to consecutive terms for Virginia's governor.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


It was the second defeat for Governor Warner's proposal in two days.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[XGR]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-01 21:10]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Virginia is the only state that prevents its governor from serving a second consecutive term.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Despite two chances to change the law, the House of Delegates voted today to keep it that way.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Meghan/State microwave]


Meghan Muldoon has been following this story and many more in Richmond.
She joins us now from the State Capitol.
Today is crossover when both houses are rushing
[LIVE=Meghan Full/State microwave]
[SUPER=@meghan1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


to finish their bills so they can give them to the other chamber can consider them.
It was a busy day for lawmakers, but they managed to find time reconsider a bill, the two-term governor resolution, they killed the night before.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Morgan Griffith/(R) Salem; :11]
[SUPER=@MarkWarner; :33]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Va. Beach; 1:03]
[SUPER=01-Sen. John Edwards/(D) Roanoke; 1:14]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Leslie Bryne/(D) Falls Church; 126:]
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[OUT Q=AROUND HERE.]

(( For the second day in a row, the House killed a measure that would have allowed Virginia's governor to seek back-to-back terms.
Opponents say a two-term governor would disrupt the state's balance of power.
[SOT 14:30:57]
[IN Q=WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE CHECKS]

[RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR VIRGINIA.]


Despite lobbying for the proposal, Governor Warner came up two votes short.
The governor said he's disappointed.
[SOT 14:20:31]
[IN Q=THE IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCE IS]

[RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE.]


Many Republican lawmakers said they would support a two-term governor IF the executive branch relinquished its powers to appoint members to policy-making boards.
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Meanwhile the Senate had their own heated debate over a bill to require a parent's consent before a minor gets an abortion.
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[IN Q=THIS BILL GOES BEYOND]

((SENATOR JOHN EDWARD: THIS BILL GOES BEYOND CHIPPING AWAY AT A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE. IT TAKES AWAY THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE.)) [RUNS:10]
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[IN Q=I DON'T KNOW WHEN THIS BODY]

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[OUT Q=AROUND HERE.] ))
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[LIVE=Meghan Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Governor Warner has said in the past that he doesn't feel the parental consent bill is necessary because the state already requires parental notification.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Meghan/ State Microwave]


Still, the measure has passed by enough of a margin in both houses to indicate that there is enough support there to override a possible veto.

[Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC1:40:39]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


An investigation has cleared the Salem police officer who accidentally shot a man he was trying to arrest.
Today, Salem Commonwealth's Attorney Fred King said Detective Michael Brightwell acted appropriately and will not face any action by his office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/December 17;]


Michael Scott Peery (PAIR-ee) was wounded the night of December 17th in a parking lot on Apperson Drive. Authorities said the incident occurred as officers were trying to make an undercover drug buy.
After reviewing a state police investigation, the prosecutor said Detective Brightwell was justified in drawing his weapon.
He said Peery refused to obey the officer's commands and tried to escape.
And Fred King found that Brightwell did not intentionally discharge his weapon.
Brightwell has been on administrative leave since the shooting. He returned to full duty this afternoon.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Efforts to contact Michael Peery were unsuccessful. The commonwealth's attorney says Peery will face charges related to the drug investigation.

[Inge]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#03-07 TC05:14]
[GRAPHIC=Frankie Betterton]


Frankie Betterton was a loving husband and father and a dedicated police officer until a bullet from
[GRAPHIC=Roy Inge]

Roy Inge's gun took his life.
That's the argument prosecutors are presenting in Pittsylvania County where Inge is on trial for capital murder.
[Double Boxes=Shannon and Steve/Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw is in Chatham tonight with more on today's testimony.
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(Rollcue: when Frankie Betterton intervened.)
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[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./May 17; :09]
[SUPER=01-Kristy Soyars/Inge's Former Girlfriend; :21]
[SUPER=01-Michael Arendall/Motorist; :45]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Pritchett/Motorist; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Inv. William Baggerly/Pittsylvania Co. Sheriff's Dept.; 1:25]
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[OUT Q=and I shook him.]
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


A tire company hasn't put the brakes on dividends for more than 60 years.
Find out why that's bad news for Goodyear and its shareholders when News 7 returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus see how another local company's work with NASA is being used on everything from cloth to cars.
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[Wessex]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:23:12]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A Blacksburg company is selling a product that in the simplest terms, keeps things cool.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

What's not so simple is that it does so at up to five-thousand degrees.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Business Reporter Rachel Cannon takes a look at technology that is so broad it may take a seat in NASCAR cars and NASA spacecraft.
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[IN Q=NATS "WE'VE DEVELOPED"]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-John Olver/Wessex, Inc. President; :14]
[SUPER=03-Cape Canaveral, FL/January 16; 1:10]
[SUPER=@Rachel2; 1:33]
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[OUT Q=RC, News 7, Blacksburg.]

((NATS 16:16:43 "WE'VE DEVELOPED WESSEX TO COMMERCIALIZE TECHNOLOGY." It's a big scientific breakthrough in a small jar. A protective ceramic coating that can be put on most any kind of surface and re-radiate heat.
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[SOT 16:06:19]
[IN Q=we've had]

((JOHN OLVER/WESSEX INC. PRESIDENT; WE'VE HAD INTEREST IN AUTOMOTIVES AND INTEREST IN PROTECTION OF STEEL FROM FIRES AND ALSO FOR FABRICS FIRE PROTECTION SO WE'VE HAD A LOT OF INTEREST.))
[OUT Q=INTEREST]

Olver is interested in getting the product used in everyday life, like in car parts, building products and heating sources and says the possibilities are promising. Looking at these two blocks, the one on the right is coated and resists heat while the one without on the left ends up with a large hole.
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[SOT 16:07:40]
[IN Q=we're taking ]

((JOHN OLVER/WESSEX INC. PRESIDENT; WE'RE TAKING PRODUCTS THAT THE SPACE PROGRAM HAS DEVELOPED AND ARE ATTEMPTING TO AND ACTUALLY ARE DOING APPLYING THEM TO REAL WORLD APPLICATIONS.))
[OUT Q=APPLICATIONS]

NASA teams originally designed the technology for use on the new generation of spacecraft. NATS 16:02:16 WHEN IT CAME BACK IN IT WOULD RE-ENTER JUST LIKE THE SHUTTLE." In this case the X-33. Its development was canceled about two years ago. But attention to the project could increase, given that the investigation of the Columbia accident is centering on the heat tile portion of the shuttle.
On the X-33, a protective coating would take the place of tiles.
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[SOT 16:11:55]
[IN Q=IT'S A DIFFERENT]

((JOHN OLVER/WESSEX INC. PRESIDENT; IT'S A DIFFERENT TECHNOLOGY.))
[OUT Q=TECHNOLOGY.]

((CUTT AND BUTT))
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[SOT 16:05:09]
[IN Q=it's designed]

((JOHN OLVER/WESSEX INC. PRESIDENT; IT'S DESIGNED FOR PROTECTION OF THE VEHICLE ON RE-ENTRY AND FOR RE-RADIATION OF HEAT.))
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Olver doesn't know when or if the product may be used on future space vehicles. For now, Wessex employees are working on bringing the technology closer to earth. Rachel Cannon, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=mpu]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC43:05]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


For the first time since 1937, Goodyear won't pay a dividend.
That news sent the company's stock to a 52 week low.
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[VO-NAT:]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape]


Goodyear told employees last month that it may reduce its tire-making capacity by 15 percent.
But spokesmen say the company has no immediate plans to shut down any tire plants.
The company employs about 92-thousand people in more than 90 facilities, including a tire plant in Danville.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
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Wall Street spent the entire session in the red as investors' fears of war grew. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-y/96.81/8013.01/y/17.79/1306.00;]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 97 points.
NASDAQ fell 18.
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[Watts]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC03:06]
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Former talk show host Rolonda Watts will be speaking to students at Radford University tonight, as part of a series of events celebrating Black History Month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]

The Winston-Salem native hosted her own talk show in the early 19-90s, and since has had numerous acting roles, including appearances on The District and Guiding Light. Watts says she hopes to encourage students to pursue their dreams, despite any challenges they may face.
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[SOT 18:12]
[IN Q=THERE WEREN'T TALK]

((ROLONDA WATTS/FORMER TALK SHOW HOST; THERE WEREN'T TALK SHOWS WHEN I CAME ALONG BUT DOGGONEIT I DID ONE. AND OPRAH AND I WERE THE TWO WOMEN WHO HAD TALK SHOWS FOR MANY YEARS. SO IT'S NICE TO KNOW THAT WHAT'S NOT THERE YOU CAN PUT THERE, THAT YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN WAY. 18:27 ))
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[OUT Q=YOUR OWN WAY]
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[VO-NAT]

Tonight's program begins at seven in Heth (Heeth) Hall and is open to the public.
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[Gods-Generals]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC1:36:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]

In less than two hours, a local audience will get an early glimpse of the long awaited movie, "Gods and Generals".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/August 2001; ]

A portion of the three and a half hour civil war movie was filmed in Lexington. Tonight an audience at Virginia Tech will get to see a 30- minute snippet of the film. Tech history professor, Bud Robertson was a consultant for the film.
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[sot 13:59:33]
[in q=IT'S A PLEASURE FOR ]

(( BUD ROBERTSON/VIRGINIA TECH HISTORY PROFESSOR: IT'S A PLEASURE FOR AN OLD COLLEGE PROFESSOR, TO ONE BE ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN A MOVIE, AND THEN IT'S VERY VERY HUMBLING TO SEE YOUR BOOK ON A BIG MAJOR MOVIE SCREEN.))
[super=01-Bud Robertson/Virginia Tech History Professor; ]
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[out q=movie screen.]
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Roanoke; ]

Director Ron Maxwell will also be at the screening to talk about the film and answer questions.
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[SOT 13:36:34]
[IN Q=Every day was ]

((RON MAXWELL/DIRECTOR: EVERY DAY WAS EMOTIONAL, BECAUSE AS WE WERE FILMING WE KNEW, THE CAST, THE CREW, EVERYONE, THAT THE EVENTS WE WERE FILMING WERE ABOUT PEOPLE WHO REALLY LIVED, AND THINGS THAT REALLY HAPPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Maxwell/"Gods and Generals" Director; ]
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[OUT Q=really happened. ]
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[VO-NAT]

The screening begins at 7:30 at Squires Student Center.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - Tech gets another Adibi to commit - Radford and Blacksburg are keeping hoops hot in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]

and Rusty Wallace is anxious to get back to the beach as Speedweeks 2003 gets ready to fire up at Daytona.
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[S-Rusty]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-145 1853TC]
[GRAPHIC=COUNTDOWN TO DAYTONA]


We Winston Cup stars are packing their suit cases and preparing to invade Daytona Beach, Florida later this week.
The track opens for business on Friday, and after going winless all of last season - Rusty Wallace can't wait to get started.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Rusty is 0-for-21 in his career in the Daytona 500, but he likes his chances this year after switching from Ford to Dodge. He says switching makes hasn't been that big of a deal.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Miller Dodge Driver; :00]
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[OUT Q=...NEW CARS DOWN."]
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[vo-nat con't]
[super=04-2001 Bud Shootout]

NASCAR announced its format for the Bud Shootout today. The race will be run at night for the first time ever this coming Saturday evening. It will be a 70 lap event, but after the first 20 laps there will be a 10 minute break where crews can make changes to their cars before the final 50 lap dash. 19 drivers are entered including Tony Stewart the two-time defending Bud Shootout Champ.
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[S-National]


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


Tomorrow marks the National Signing Day for high school football players and today Virginia Tech got the word that Xavier Adibi will follow his brother Nathaniel to Blacksburg. Adibi picked the Hokies over Tennessee. Also, the Hokies and Virginia Cavaliers lost out on coveted Chase Anastasio from Robinson high school. He picked Notre Dame over the Hoos and Hokies this afternoon. Tomorrow morning both Tech and Virginia will be anxiously awaiting the word from Bethel high school's Chris Ellis. The six-four, 240 pounder will pick between the two in-state rivals tomorrow morning at 7:30.

[S-WDBJ]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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[GO TO PINNACLE 12999] The ACC is back here on Your Hometown Station tomorrow night at 9 as JJ and the Duke Blue Devils take on North Carolina at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Catch the game right on WDBJ-7 tomorrow night.
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[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-147 15:50]
[GRAPHIC=High school Hoops]


Blacksburg is ranked third in the state, Radford is rated ninth. The two boys basketball programs are a combined 27 and 7 this season. And while the Indians have beaten the Bobcats in their two meetings, Steve Mason says these two are quite to good neighbors.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/2002 2A State Championship; :06]
[SUPER=01-Sam Wheeler/Blacksburg Junior Forward; :13]
[SUPER=01-Rick Cormany/11th Season as Radford Head Coach; :28]
[SUPER=01-Doug Day/First Season as Blacksburg Head Coach; :37]
[SUPER=01-Jarhon Giddings/Blacksburg Center; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:10]
[SUPER=01-Darris Nichols/Radford Point Guard; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=......news 7 sports"]
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[Miss-Virginia]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=02-53 TC40:42]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The Miss Virginia Pageant is not only looking for the 2004 title holder but also those of the past.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT :11]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1956;]

This June, the pageant will celebrate fifty years in Roanoke. Executive director Steve Musselwhite says he'd like to incorporate as many former winners into the festivities as possible.
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[SOT 18:22-18:37]
[IN Q=We're also gonna have an extra hour this year...]

((STEVE MUSSELWHITE/MISS VIRGINIA PAGEANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE'RE ALSO GONNA HAVE AN EXTRA HOUR THIS YEAR AND HAVE A MISS VIRGINIA REVIEW, BASICALLY ALL THE FORMER MISS VIRGINIAS PERFORMING. WE'LL BE SHOWING SNIPPETS FROM TEH PAST AND LOOKING AT THEM NOW SO, THAT'S EXCITING.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Musselwhite/Miss Virginia Pageant Executive Director;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=looking at them now so, that's exciting.]
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[VO-NAT :10]
[SUPER=04-1966;]

The Miss Virginia Pageant moved to Roanoke from the coast in 1954. Musselwhite says all but two of the winners the pageant's lost contact with won in the preceding years.
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[WIPE TO FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] If you know the whereabouts of any former Miss Virginias you can call 540-989-4531. (------------)