[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

The snow storm is still on the way, even if there aren't any flakes at your house, yet.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And the life or death decision's been made in the case of a Pittsylvania lawman's killer.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports - Beamer and Groh reflect on their signings. RJ Reynolds may make a name change in Winston Cup -
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[VO-NAT]

and the two time defending Bud Shootout champ, Tony Stewart, will have to start from the 12 spot on Saturday night.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The snow is arriving on time and will accumulate overnight. Some areas will see more than 5 inches and the weather service has issued winter storm warnings.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


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

VDOT crews are standing by, getting ready to brave winter weather once again.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Also, some students get a midday reprieve, and wait to see about tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Shannon Young.
[First-Wx]

[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Snow, sleet and freezing rain. It's all on the way tonight.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The question is who will get what?
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Robin/WX CENTER]


The man to answer that is meterologist Robin Reed.
Robin?
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER Position #1


[WXPRO/FULL]SNOW LOOPS STORM WARNINGS

[DOUBLE BOXES=Richard & Robin/Microwave]
(Robin tosses to Richard)



[Snow]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-03 TC35:45]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The string of winter storms has snow removal crews ready for whatever Mother Nature throws at them tonight. Workers have been busy preparing for the winter blast all day.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Robin & Richard/PATIO;]

Richard Lesko joins us now with more. Robin, crews around the Roanoke Valley have been bracing for this storm since early this morning.
[LIVE=Richard /FULL Patio]
[SUPER=@Richard1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

And the citizens of the Roanoke Valley have been stocking up on the traditional supplies. Meanwhile, VDOT officials say despite the frequency of snows this winter, they are well equipped for this storm and whatever may come next.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; ]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokeswoman; ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Crowder/Pilot Cashier; ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]
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[OUT Q=will have classes tomorrow.]

(( Does this sight look familiar? It's just the latest in a string of storms that have had snow removal crews busy all winter.
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[SOT - 20:33]
[INQ=Every time we have...]

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT SPOKESPERSON; EVERY TIME WE HAVE A STORM, WE REORDER, SO AS SOON AS WE HAVE A STORM WE ARE RESTOCKING. SO FAR EVERYTHING IS GOING ALONG FINE. IF THE EAST COAST CONTINUES TO BE BATTERED BY STORMS, MAYBE WE'LL BE IN A DIFFICULT SITUATION, BUT TODAY WE'RE FINE.))
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[OUTQ=today we're fine.]

The City of Roanoke assembled its snowplows early in the day, and sent some workers home early, only to bring them back to work overnight. What may end up being a headache for snowplow crews, is usually a boom for the private sector. Gas, milk and bread were hot commodities, as people get ready to spend a few days indoors, just in case.
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[SOT - 14:53]
[INQ=We did in...]

((WE DID IN OUR SECOND SHIFT, WE DID ABOUT 3-THOUSAND DOLLARS IN GAS. REPORTER:"HOW MUCH DO YOU NORMALLY DO? ABOUT 15-HUNDRED ))
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[OUTQ=about 1500.]

Many school systems let their students out early, trying to get a jump on the winter blast, and children are waiting for both the snow, and to see whether they will have classes tomorrow.))
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[TAKE WDBJ7.COM FS] For a real-time update of the latest school and business closings for tonight and tomorrow you can check out our website at wdbj7.com [TAKE VDOT PAGE FS] And for can find updated major road conditions throughout the night, you can call VDOT's hotline at 1-800-367-ROAD, or you can dial 5-1-1 on your cell phone in the Interstate 81 corridor.
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[LIVE=Richard/FULL Patio]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]

And VDOT is asking people to avoid driving if you can, so snowplows can go out and get the roads clear.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Richard/PATIO;]

Keith and Shannon they also warn that most snow-related accidents occur in the first few hours of a storm.

[Missing-Child]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC1:08:30]
[GRAPHIC=Logan Bowman]

The Grayson County mother of a missing five-year-old says she has no idea what happened to her son.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co.;]

Cynthia Davis is charged with child endangerment, in connection with the disappearance of her son Logan Nathaniel Bowman. Logan has been missing since January eighth. Davis appeared in Circuit Court this morning, hoping to reduce her 100-thousand dollar bond. But the judge denied the motion, because of the nature of the case.
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[SOT 14:45]
[IN Q=OBVIOUSLY IT'S A SERIOUS]

((JONATHAN VENZIE/DAVIS' ATTORNEY: OBVIOUSLY IT'S A SERIOUS CASE AND THE COURT IS TREATING THE BOND IN A SERIOUS FASHION. SET IT HIGH AND KEPT IT HIGH. TWO DIFFERENT JUDGES HAVE LOOKED AT IT.))
[SUPER=01-Jonathon Venzie/Davis' Attorney;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=HAVE LOOKED AT IT]
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[VO-NAT]

Venzie (Ven-zee) says there is a reason his client waited nearly three weeks to report her son missing, but she he prefers not to disclose it at this time. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Monday.
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[Inge]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-07 TC14:07]
[GRAPHIC=Roy Inge]


A 24-year-old Pittsylvania County man will be executed for killing a sheriff's deputy.
The jury deliberated for just an hour before deciding to send Roy Inge Junior to his death.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya /Newsroom Pod;]


Marya Jones was in the courtroom today and more on what happened.
Keith and Shannon, Inge's attorneys urged jurors to give him life in prison,
[LIVE= Marya /FULL Newsroom Pod]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]

arguing that he was mentally ill.
But prosecutors said that even in prison, Inge would be a danger.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=As I struggle now]
[SUPER=01-Mary Betterton/Widow;]
[SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Inge's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=went on here today.]
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[SOT 21:34:57]

((MARY BETTERTON: AS I STRUGGLE NOW TO DEAL WITH HIS LOSS, THE HARDEST THING, I THINK, IS TO TRY AND RAISE MY CHILDREN TO LOVE, RESPECT AND SERVE OTHERS, ESPECIALLY WHEN HE WAS SO BRUTALLY MURDERED IN TRYING TO PROTECT OTHERS.)) [RUNS:28]
Several jurors cried openly as Frankie Betterton's widow described the impact of his death on her family.
But through it all, Roy Inge maintained a look of indifference.
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[SOT 10:46:40]

((MARK CLAYTOR/INGE'S ATTORNEY: I THINK HIS LACK OF BEING IN TOUCH WITH THINGS COULD BE SEEN WHEN, DURING VERY TOUCHING VICTIM IMPACT TESTIMONY, HE WAS THERE READING THE PAPER. I DON'T THINK THAT'S BECAUSE HE'S COLD, I THINK THAT'S BECAUSE HE'S MENTALLY ILL, SEVERELY MENTALLY ILL. )) [RUNS:14]
Inge's attorneys called a psychologist as their only witness.
Doctor Evan Nelson diagnosed Inge as a paranoid schizophrenic, who probably killed Betterton while operating under a delusion.
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[SOT 10:46:27]

(( I'M NOT SURE HE KNOWS WHAT WENT ON HERE TODAY.)) [RUNS:02]))
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[LIVE= Marya /FULL Newsroom Pod]


Inge did look bored as the jury's death sentence was read.
His attorneys say he thinks the trial is not real -- that it's part of a conspiracy to control him.
Both Betterton's family and Inge's family had no comment as they left the sentencing.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Marya /Newsroom Pod;]


Inge will be formally sentenced on April 24th.
His death sentence will be automatically appealed to the Virginia Supreme Court.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]


Liquor and drivers licenses are among the items you''d pay more for in the latest budget proposal in Richmond.


More on that when News 7 at Six returns.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Plus as more local Guard troops answer the call to active duty, President Bush says Saddam's game is over.
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[National-Guard]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rca]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC44:38]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


"The game is over." That was President Bush's message to Saddam Hussein late this afternoon.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The president said America wants a new U-N resolution on Iraq.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Iraq]


But he also made it clear he doesn't need another Security Council vote before he goes to war.
Closer to home, the military call-up continues.
Today, soldiers greeted residents expecting to conduct D-M-V business at a local armory.
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[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;]

D-M-V's new Travel Teams had to cancel the first day of portable D-M-V transactions, because the troops needed the space to prepare for deployment. The National Guard unit with reservists from Rocky Mount and Martinsville had just received orders to ship out. About 50-soldiers are joining a company in Gate City as part of Virginia's mobilization.
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[SOT 16:45:09]
[IN Q=they will]

((TOM RIVENBARK/VA NATIONAL GUARD; THEY WILL DEPART HERE SATURDAY MORNING TO GO TO GATE CITY AND THEY LEAVE GATE CITY ON MONDAY TO GO TO THEIR MOBILIZATION STATION WHICH IS FORT EUSTIS.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Rivenbark/VA National Guard; ]
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[OUT Q=IS FORT EUSTIS.]
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[VO-NAT]

The average deployment can last anywhere from a year to two years. D-M-V's travel teams were designed to serve areas where full-service offices have been closed. Officials say they don't know for sure when DMV services will start at the Rocky Mount Armory.
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[XGR-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC2:03:02]
[GRAPHIC=VA Budget]


Faulty and full of fees...that's how Democrats are describing the budgets put together by Republicans in the state Senate and House.
Democrats say the General Assembly is making promises to Virginians that they can't keep.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave]


Meghan Muldoon has been following these stories in Richmond.
She joins us now from the State Capitol.
It's budget day at the General Assembly.
[LIVE=Meghan Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=@meghan1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


The Senate has already approved their budget but House members are still working, having been slowed down by numerous objections raisedby the Democrats.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=HOW SOLID ARE THESE NUMBERS]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :03]
[SUPER=01-Del. Ken Plum/(D) Reston; :08]
[SUPER=01-Del. Chap Petersen/(D) Fairfax; :28]
[SUPER=@Hawkins; :33]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Creigh Deeds/(D) Bath Co.; :53]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jim Shuler/(D) Blacksburg; :56]
[SUPER=01-Del. Preston Bryant/(R) Lynchburg;1 08:]
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[OUT Q=INCREASES IN TUITION.]
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[IN Q=HOW SOLID ARE THESE NUMBERS]

((DELEGATE KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: HOW SOLID ARE THESE NUMBERS?)) [RUNS:02]
[OUT Q=GOVERNOR HAS TO CUT IN THE FUTURE.]


Democrats are calling into question the fiscal integrity of the Republican-crafted budgets.

[SOT 10:48:28]
[IN Q=ARE THEY SIMPLY PUMPED]

((DELEGATE KEN PLUM/D-RESTON: ARE THEY SIMPLY PUMPED UP TO PROMISE PROGRAMS OR SERVICES THAT THE GOVERNOR WOULD NEED TO CUT IN THE FUTURE.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=GOVERNOR HAS TO CUT IN THE FUTURE.]


They say their revenue assumptions are inflated and their budget relies too heavily on fee increases, including a five dollar increase in the cost of a Virginia driver's license.
And a 2-point-4 percent increase in the price of liquor sold at state stores.
[SOT 10:54:56]
[IN Q=THESE ARE FEES THAT WILL]

((DELEGATE CHAP PETERSEN/D-FAIRFAX: THESE ARE FEES THAT WILL BE PAID BY ORDINARY VIRGINIANS.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=BE PAID BY ORDINARY VIRGINIANS.]


But Republicans defended their spending plan.
[SOT 15:07:17]
[IN Q=DEALING WITH WHAT WE HAD]

[RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=AS YOU CAN PUT TOGETHER.]


Democrat are also concerned about the cap placed on tuition hikes at Virginia's colleges and universities.
Opponents of the tuition limit say it will tie the hands of those in higher education who are already trying to make do with less.
[SOT 14:55:47]
[IN Q=WHERE ARE THEY GOING]

((SENATOR CREIGH DEEDS/D-BATH CO.: WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GET MONEY? WHERE ARE THEY GOING TO GET THE MONEY?)) [RUNS:03]
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[RUNS:09]
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[LIVE=Meghan Full/State Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond]


Democrats have been challenging a number of provisions in the House budget.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Meghan/State Microwave]


Keith, so far they have been unsuccessful. At the end of today, the budget is expected to look the same way it

[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The looming war with Iraq and more saber-rattling by North Korea pushed stocks mostly lower. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW dropped 56 points.
NASDAQ rose a fraction.
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[Fatal-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cpa]
[TAPE#=02-49 TC1:26:52]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Charlottesville man died in an accident early this morning in Campbell County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.]


Authorities identify the man as 32-year-old Travis William Romenesko.
State Police say Romenesko's 19-95 Nissan pickup truck was traveling south on route-29 around six this morning when it ran into the back of a parked tractor-trailer.
A trooper says it is possible Romenesko fell asleep at the wheel, but they may never know for sure.
Traffic was slowed on the highway, and stopped on the nearby Altavista exit ramp.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was not seriously injured.
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[Greenbrier-Annexation]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-01 TC24:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A scheduled annexation vote in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia is on hold yet again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-White Sulphur Springs, WV/File Tape]


A circuit judge today ordered the city to temporarily halt a referendum on plans to annex the Greenbrier resort.


The vote had been planned for next Friday.
The judge in the case wants more time to hear three petitions filed by the hotel.
White Sulphur Springs' City Council and mayor want to capture the nearly one and half million dollars in annual hotel-motel taxes from the posh resort.
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[Sports Tease]


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

Coming up tonight on News 7 Sports - more recruiting thoughts from Tech and Uva. Plus, the Bud Shootout starting grid is set.
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[VO-NAT]

and Dale Earnhardt's image always surfaces when the series returns to Daytona - tonight news of a new Legacy program for fans of the Intimidator.
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[S-Daytona]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-141 4247TC]
[GRAPHIC=nascar]


The Winston Cup drivers and their crews arrived in Daytona today. Tomorrow the 19 cars involved in the Bud Shootout will have a chance to get out on the track and practice. Today those drivers drew starting spots for Saturday night's 70 lap event and 1992 Clash winner Geoff Bodine will start on the pole.
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[VO-NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; ]

Dale Junior - the restrictor plate king will start dead last - while two time defending Bud Shootout champ Tony Stewart will go out 12th. The defending Daytona 500 champ, Ward Burton will line up 10th. This afternoon Ward commented on reports that Winston Cup's sponsor since 1971 - R.J. Reynolds may soon pull out its sponsorship of the sport.
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[SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Defending Daytona 500 Champ; :00]
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[OUT Q=...GOOD FOR THEIR WORD."]
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[ANCHOR=mike]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]

Should RJR pull out before the end of its five year contract -Coke, McDonalds and Anheuser-Busch are possible replacements.

[S-Earnhardt]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-145 2112TC]
[GRAPHIC=EARNHARDT OBIT]


Daytona will forever be linked to the late Dale Earnhardt and now some of entertainment's top performers are planning to come together at the beach this coming June 28th for the inaugural Dale Earnhardt Tribute concert.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Mooresville, NC; :00]

This is the first event for the new Dale Earnhardt Legacy program that has been established by Dale's widow Teresa. The money raised from the event will benefit a variety of charities. Today is was announced that Kenny Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Alabama and Brooks and Dunn will headline the concert.
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[S-UVa]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-143]
[GRAPHIC=acc]


The Virginia Cavaliers are on the road tonight taking on the Maryland Terrapins. The Maryland game at Charlottesville last year marked the downward
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Season; :00]

spiral to the UVa season last year as Virginia went on a major losing skid after blowing a huge lead late to the defending national champs. Maryland has won 8 in a row at home. UVa has yet to win an ACC road game this season.
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[S-Recruit]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=SMA]
[TAPE#=SP-136 57:10]
[GRAPHIC=uva]


The Virginia football program produced one of the nations top five recruiting classes a season ago. Yesterday the Cavaliers inked 21 high school players.
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[VO NAT ENG#]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/2002 Tire Bowl; :00]


The Wahoos played 14 true freshman this past season. Coach Al Groh's running backs were all freshman or sophomores and he did not recruit a running back. Of the 21 UVa signees, 8 are lineman and four are wide receivers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite ]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Football Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...process will be the same"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville;]


Perhaps the most coveted Virginia recruit for the upcoming season has yet to arrive on campus. Groh must replace offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave who left the Virginia program for the same post in the NFL with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Matt Schaub/2002 ACC Player of the Year; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=to the system"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Northside senior linebacker Jon Copper will attend Virginia. Copper said today that he first hopes to attend Hargrave Military Academy for a semester and play for Robert Prunty. If he does not enroll at UVa in January, he will begin his Virginia football career in the 2004 season. Copper will send his Hargrave application in next week and will then wait and see if he is accepted. One other Northside note. Junior defensive end Brandon Holland, who is being recruited by UVa, Tennessee and Virginia Tech among others, will take a visit to Virginia next week and attend a cavaliers basketball game.
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-147]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

The Hokies think they may have signed their best class ever. One of the big time players in the group is Michael Hinton from Hargrave Military. At six-three he can play wide receiver, defensive back or both. For now he will stick to defense.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT WILL ALWAYS...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Hinton/Tech Signee from Burlington, NC; :15]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...a good player."]
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[Promo-Weather]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


News 7 will bring you live updates on this latest storm throughout the evening.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-SHot]

And of course we'll have a full report tonight on News Seven at Eleven.