[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Teresa]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]

Coming up on News 7-
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

Could space debris have brought down the Space Shuttle Columbia-- it's a theory now being explored. The Henry County sheriff's office is "Graced" with a new crime fighting tool. Some anti-war protesters bare all in the name of peace.
(----------------)
[ANCHOR=Teresa]

Plus, the chilly forecast. News 7 is next.


[Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=@Brent1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=]
[TAPE#=]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19 seconds into the tape]
[IN Q=IF SOMETHING ]

((IF SOMETHING DID COME OFF THE SHUTTLE WITH THE VELOCITY LIKE THAT IT IMPLIES THAT PERHAPS THE SHUTTLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN STRUCK BY SOMETHING.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=STRUCK BY SOMETHING.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

Sources for CBS News reveal another theory about the cause of last weekend's demise of Space Shuttle Columbia.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]

Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.

[Shuttle]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Columbia]

It's been one week since Columbia fell apart killing all seven astronauts aboard. Tonight a new theory as to what might have damaged the spacecraft-- and left it vulnerable to the searing heat of re-entry. Manuel Gallegus brings us the latest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At Louisianna]
[SUPER=03-Barksdale AFB, LA; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Bill Harwood/CBS News Space Consultant; :32]
[SUPER=01-Chris Hadfield/Astronaut; 1:10]
[SUPER=@gallegus1; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=STD]

((VO:>AT LOUISIANAS BARKSDALE AIR FORCE BASE, WHERE DEBRIS FROM THE SHUTTLE COLUMBIA IS BEING COLLECTED, THEY PAUSED TO REMEMBER THE CREW OF 7
-NAT SOT- Barksdale Memorial "losing you was one of the hardest things we've ever had to deal with."

VO: NASA DOESNT KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WENT WRONG WITH COLUMBIA. ONE THEORY IS THAT THE LEFT SIDE OF THE CRAFT WAS DAMAGED BY SPACE DEBRIS. THEY'RE HOPING THAT THE PIECES FOUND ON EARTH WILL SHED SOME LIGHT
-SOT-BILL HARWOOD, CBS NEWS SPACE CONSULTANT "We don't know if tomorrow someone could get lucky and find a clear cut pi

ece of evidence." VO: IN EAST TEXAS THEY DID FIND ABOUT AN 8 FT SECTION OF THE UNDERSIDE OF THE SHUTTLE COMPLETE WITH HINGES AND HEAT TILES. IF IT TURNS OUT TO BE THE LEFT DOOR OF THE LANDING GEAR, IT COULD BE A BIG BREAK FOR NASA'S INVESTIGATION> THEY ARE ALSO EXAMINING A PIECE OF THE WING THAT WAS FOUND. THEY HAVENT YET DETERMINED IT ITS THE LEFT WING. VO: AS FOR THE NASA FAMILY, THE PEOPLE WHOSE PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL LIVES ARE TIED TO SPACE... ITS BEEN A TERRIBLE WEEK. ASTRONAUT CHRIS HADFIELD WAS BEST FRIENDS WITH COLUMBIA COMMANDER RICK HUSBAND.
-SOT-CHRIS HADFIELD, SHUTTLE ASTRONAUT our risks are more vivid and higher, but we judge them to be infinitely worthw

hile....and I will look forward to flying in space again." - STAND UP BRIDGE:NASA IS CONFIDENT THE THREE REMAINING SHUTTLES WILL FLY AGAIN...THEY STILL NEED THEM TO EXPAND THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION. BUT EVENTUALLY NASAS SPACE PROGRAM WILL NEED A MAJOR OVERHAUL. MANUEL GALLEGUS, CBS NEWS HOUSTON.))

[Newbill-Delegate]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-06 TC-7:07]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The mayor of Rocky Mount has his eye on another office.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rocky Mount]


Today Mark Newbill officially announced plans to run as a Democrat for the 9th district House of Delegate seat.
Newbill, who is in his second term as mayor, is a Franklin County native who operates a dairy farm in Ferrum.
He plans to run on a platform of job creation and fiscal responsibility.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:45:29]
[IN Q=There's a lot of good things]

((MARK NEWBILL/CANDIDATE FOR HOUSE OF DELEGATES: THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD THINGS THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING HERE IN ROCKY MOUNT AND THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS HAPPENING IN RICHMOND THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH AND SO I FEEL MAYBE WE CAN TAKE SIMILAR THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN ROCKY MOUNT AND HOPEFULLY HAVE SOME SIMILAR SUCCESS IN RICHMOND.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Newbill/Candidate for House of Delegates]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=success in Richmond]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Newbill admits winning the seat could be an uphill battle.
He is running against long time 9th district Republican Delegate Allen Dudley.
(------------)



[Title-IX]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-52 TC-1:46:26]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Today is "National Girls and Women Sports day."
Several area schools including Ferrum College celebrated the event by holding workshops for young girls.
But as Justin McLeod found out-- what may be good for one group may be bad for another.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wendy Hunt/Ferrum College Athlete; :10 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=01-Whitney DeJarnette/Ferrum College Athlete; :34 (QUICK)]
[SUPER=@justin1; :52]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Black/Franklin Co. High School Basketball Coach; 1:13]
[SUPER=01-Vickie Van Kleeck/Ferrum Softball Coach; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:48]
[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Franklin County]

((((NAT SOUND OF COACH AT 23:46))
Women sports have come a long way over the years.
And many say it's all because of Title IX.
[SOT 12:00]
[IN Q=Title IX has]

((WENDY HUNT/ATHLETE: TITLE IX HAS REALLY GIVING WOMEN A BIG CHANCE TO EXPLORE OTHER THINGS THAT MEN GET TO.))
[Runs= 05]
[OUT Q=men get to]


That's purpose of Title IX.
It prohibits sex discrimination in programs that receive federal funding.
Since its inception thirty years ago, the number of girls participating in high school sports has risen from 294-thousand to nearly three million.
[SOT 9:53]
[IN Q=My coach told us]

((WHITNEY DEJARNETTE/ATHLETE: MY COACH TOLD US THAT WHEN SHE FIRST WENT TO COLLEGE THERE WAS NO ATHLETICS SO THAT IS WHY SHE BECAME A REF SO I THINK IT'S BECOME A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR FEMALE ATHLETES.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=for female athletes]


It is an opportunity that has recently come under fire.
Some members of a Bush administration advisory commission had recently proposed making sweeping changes to Title IX.


[SOT 25:03]
[IN Q=Critics charge]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: CRITICS CHARGE THAT ROUGHLY 400 MEN'S COLLEGE TEAMS HAVE BEEN ELIMINATED IN THE LAST DECADE OR SO BECAUSE OF TITLE IX. MEN'S WRESTLING TOOK SUCH A HIT THAT RECENTLY THE MEN'S WRESTLING COACHES ASSOCIATION FILED SUIT CLAIMING TITLE IX HAS EVOLVED INTO A QUOTA SYSTEM.))
[Runs= 15]
[OUT Q=quota system]

((QUICK NAT SOUND OF PLAYING))
Some women athletes admit that's unfair.
[SOT 14:12]
[IN Q=I think we need]

((LISA BLACK/COACH: I THINK WE NEED TO EXPAND TO THE PART WHERE IT NOT ONLY HELPS OPPORTUNITIES FOR FEMALES IN SPORTS BUT WE MAYBE WE NEED TO LOOK AT HELPING THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL PARTICIPANTS IN SPORTS.))
[Runs= 11]
[OUT Q=in sports]


In the end, the Commission on Opportunity in Athletics proposed only slight changes to Title IX.
[SOT 9:12]
[IN Q=I think the talk]

((VICKIE VAN KLEECK/COACH: I THINK THE TALK HAS BEEN STARTED, I THINK IT'S A SITUATION THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE LOOKED AT AND YEAH I DO HAVE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT MAY HAPPEN DOWN THE ROAD.))
[Runs= 08]
[OUT Q=down the road]


It is a road that could be seen as a win for some, and a loss for others.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Franklin County.))


[Henry-Dog]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-54 TC-1:12:03]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The newest member of Henry County's crime fighting team is just three feet tall... but she brings a critical skill to the force.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :19]
[SUPER=03-Burlington, NC; ]

Meet "Jennifer's Saving Grace", a blood hound trained for sniffing tracks and dedicated to the memory of Jennifer Short. When the 9-year old girl disappeared after her parent's murder last summer, Henry County investigators had to borrow bloodhounds from other counties to help track her. Now "Grace" has found a home in Virginia.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 16:22:48]
[IN Q=Actually I'm amazed...]
[SUPER=02-R.V. Vaughn/Henry Co. Sheriff's Corporal]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=anybody else that's working.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :08+]

An Alamance County, North Carolina handler bought and trained the dog for Henry County and yesterday the canine officially signed on for duty.
(------------)




[Rawls]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=02-45 TC-2:06:32]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A jazz and R&B legend wowed the crowd in Salem tonight.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sound]
[RUNS=5]
[OUT Q=nat sound]
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :20+]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

Lou Rawls appeared with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra at tonight's Picnic at the Pops at the Salem Civic Center. Rawls has earned five grammy wins in a career that has spawned more than 60 albums. Tickets ranged from 10 to 45 dollars for the event. This year, Picnic at the Pops is a series of three concerts hosted by the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
(------------)


[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]

Still ahead on the newscast, arms inspectors are back in Iraq while President Bush says time is running out for Saddam Hussein.
(-------------)
[VO-NAT]

and some Australian protestors were hoping to reveal what they say is the bare truth about a possible war in Iraq.
(-------------)


[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq]


Chief arms inspectors are back in Baghdad for a new round of talks with Iraqi officials. While they insist the meetings are not 'the last chance' for peace, President Bush made it clear again today time is running out for Saddam Hussein. Scott Rapoport has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Rapoport/CBS News; :26]
[SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/UN Secretary General; :43]
[SUPER=03-Munich, Germany; :55]
[SUPER=01-Joschka Fischer/German Foreign Minister; 1:03]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=STD]

((WITH THE EYES OF THE WORLD WATCHING...AND CONFLICT IN THE REGION LOOMING...TOP U-N WEAPONS INSPECTORS CAME TO BAGHDAD TO SPELL IT OUT FOR SADDAM --COME CLEAN... OR ELSE. ...ARMS EXPERTS PRESSED THE IRAQI REGIME ON THE WHEREABOUTS OF MISSING ANTHRAX, NERVE GAS, AND OTHER BANNED WEAPONS. "We had a very substantial discussion..." A U.N. SOURCE SAYS IRAQ HANDED OVER NEW DOCUMENTS.....THE CONTENTS NOT YET KNOWN.... SCOTT RAPOPORT / REPORTING; CLEARLY THE CLOCK IS TICKING...ON FRIDAY, INSPECTORS WILL DELIVER THEIR CRUCIAL REPORT TO THE UNITED NATIONS HERE IN NEW YORK. ...A MOVE THAT COULD START THE COUNTDOWN TO THE WAR. BUT THE U-N SECRETARY GENERAL WARNED WASHINGTON -- AGAINST ATTACKING IRAQ ON IT'S OWN....
SOT - KOFI ANNAN/U-N SECRETARY GENERAL "This is not an issue for any onestate, but for the international community as a

whole."
(nats...protest) LOCATOR: MUNICH, GERMANY

KEY ALLIES LIKE FRANCE AND GERMANY INSIST, WAR IS NOT YET NECESSARY.....AT A TENSE MEETING IN MUNICH -- SECRETARY OF DEFENSE RUMSFELD FOUND HIMSELF CAUGHT IN A NASTY DEBATE WITH A DEFIANT GERMANY.
SOT - JOSCHKA FISCHER/GERMAN FOREIGN MINISTER "Excuse me if I am not convinced..this is my problem...and I cannot go

to the public and say wow, let's go to war and there are reasons and I don't believe in that." INSTEAD, FRANCE AND GERMANY ARE REPORTEDLY PUSHING A NEW PEACE PLAN THAT WOULD DEPLOY UN TROOPS IN IRAQ TRIPLE THE NUMBER OF WEAPONS INSPECTORS THERE ...AND CREATE A NO FLY ZONE OVER THE ENTIRE COUNTRY. THIS AS MORE THAN 100-THOUSAND U-S TROOPS ARE ALREADY IN POSITION TO STRIKE.....AND MANY MORE ARE ON THE WAY. THE WHITE HOUSE PROMISES, IF THE UNITED NATIONS DOESN'T HOLD IRAQ ACCOUNTABLE....THE U-S WILL. SCOTT RAPOPORT, FOR CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))

[Nude-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


A group of Australian women who disagree with a possible war with Iraq didn't feel their message was being heard-- so they decided to show it.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 15:24:30 ]
[SUPER=03-Byron Bay, Australia;]

More than 700 women, ranging in age from 20 to 60, staged a NUDE protest today. The women arranged themselves in the shape of a heart with "no war" spelled out in the center. Australian troops have already been deployed to the Persian Gulf even though the country hasn't openly committed itself to military action. One woman said today's protest was about the words and feelings behind the message, not the bodies.
(------------)


[AIDS-Awareness]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=02-50 TC-1:09:21]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Two Roanoke organizations are teaming up against a deadly disease.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

According to the Council of Community Services in Roanoke, AIDS is the number one killer of African Americans between the ages of 25 and 44. And, with the number of cases on the rise in Roanoke and Southwest Virginia an educational fair was held in Roanoke today to promote prevention and raise awareness of the problem in the black community.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 01:06:16]
[IN Q=I think]
[SUPER=01-Pastor William Lee/Loudon Ave. Christian Church; ]

((I THINK ANY CHANCE WE CAN GET TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNITY ON HIV EPIDEMIC THEN WE NEED TO DO THAT AND PERSONALLY I THINK THE CHURCH IS THE MOST POWERFUL VOICE IN THE COMMUNITY THEREFORE THAT'S WHY WE'VE HERE TO MAKE SURE THE CHURCH'S VOICE IS BLENDED WITH THAT OF THE COUNCIL... HIV AIDS. ))
[RUNS=21]
[OUT Q=HIV AIDS.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The H-I-V/S-T-D Resources Program and Loudon Avenue Christian Church organized today's educational fair... which included free H-I-V testing.
(------------)



[Yard-Sale]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-51 TC-1:17:33]
[GRAPHIC=none]


There were plenty of discounted treasures to be found in Roanoke today.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Parks and Recreation Department held the first ever "Giant Indoor Yard Sale" at its facilities on Reserve Avenue.
More than 50 vendors paid a fee of fifteen dollars to set up a table for six hours.
Proceeds from the event benefit the youth scholarship fund.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:38:08]
[IN Q=We help a ]

((LAURIE WOOD/PARKS AND RECREATION DEPT: WE HELP A NUMBER OF CHILDREN EVERY YEAR HERE IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE WHETHER IT IS TO PLAY SOCCER OR TO ATTEND ANY OF CRAFT CLASSES OR OUTDOOR PROGRAMS OUR SOME CAMPS ANY PROGRAM THAT THE SCHOLARSHIP CAN BE USED FOR AND CHILDREN CAN APPLY DIRECTLY HERE AT PARKS AND RECREATION.))
[SUPER=01-Laurie Wood/Parks and Recreation Dept.]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=parks and recreation]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Today's event was so successful organizers are thinking about holding similar events several times a year.
(------------)



[Flea-Market]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-47 TC-1:44:30]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Bargain hunters who missed out on today's yard sale-- have another place to shop this weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Roanoke Civic Center hosted the Big Flea Market today and will do so again tomorrow.
More than one-thousand vendors and several thousand people are expected for this year's show.
This is the first time in seven years the Big Flea Market has been held at the Civic Center.
It continues tomorrow from noon to five.
(------------)

[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[WRITER=rle]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[SS=None]


Up ahead on the newscast, the Mill Mountain Zoo is hoping the spirit of Valentine's Day will help out some endangered species.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

and thousands of people braved frigid waters on the Eastern Shore to raise money for Special Olympics.
(----------------)


[Commercial]

[Free-Bird]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=02-55 TC-49:41]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Thanks to a Roanoke organization a rare bird is once again flying high.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The Wildlife Care Alliance works to rehabilitate wild animals but also re-establish them in nature.
Today, workers released a rare chopper hawk that was recently injured.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 11:55:11]
[IN Q=I went over]

((ALLYSON LEE/WILDLIFE CARE ALLIANCE: I WENT OVER, WE DID AN EXAM ON THE BIRD COULDN'T FIND ANYTHING PARTICULAR WRONG WITH HIM THE NIGHT HE CAME IN OTHER THAN THE FACT HE COULDN'T FLY AND HE WAS SOMEWHAT DEPRESSED.))
[SUPER=01-Allyson Lee/Wildlife Care Alliance; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=somewhat depressed]
[ANCHOR=TERESA]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Further examination revealed the bird had been shot but the bird was able to make a full recovery at a facility in Waynesboro.


[Valentines-Animals]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=TimeOff]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and what better place to spend the holiday weekend than at a zoo with a breeding program? In this week's Time Off, Shannon Young takes us to Mill Mountain Zoo, where love is definitely in the air.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=You know the song.]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Jobe/Mill Mountain Zoo; :21]
[SUPER=@Shannon2; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=STD]

((You know the song. Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. From one end of the animal kingdom to the other, nothing comes as naturally as pairing off. That's why, this Valentine's Day weekend, you're invited to witness Mother Nature's Dating Game, first hand.
[SOT 1:43:19-1:43:34]
[IN Q=We're gonna talk about...]

((DAVID JOBE/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT ANIMALS WE WORK WITH, ENDANGERED SPECIES, SPECIFICALLY THE RED PANDAS, THE SNOW LEOPARDS, WE'LL TALK A LITTLE ABOUT SIBERIAN TIGERS, A PROGRAM WE'LL BE INVOLVED IN IN THE FUTURE, THE RED WOLVES PROGRAM AND SOME OF THE OTHER ANIMALS WE'VE WORKED WITH IN THE PAST.))
[RUNS=: 15]
[OUT Q=animals we've worked with in the past.]

There are no meet and greets, no dial-a-dates for these singles. Their pairings are planned in advance down to the last detail. But even the matchmakers admit, sometimes Cupid's arrow misses its mark.
[SOT 1:44:28-1:44:46]
[IN Q=Not so haphazard as it might be in the human world...]

((JOBE: NOT SO HAPHAZARD AS IT MIGHT BE IN THE HUMAN WORLD. HERE, WE SCIENTIFICALLY DETERMINE WHO THE MOST COMPATIBLE MATE WILL BE, BRING THEM IN FROM ZOOS ALL OVER THE WORLD AND PAIR THEM UP WITH COMPATIBLE COMPANIONS.))
[RUNS=: 18]
[OUT Q=pair them up with compatible companions.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 1:44:50-1:45:03]
[IN Q=Just like people, sometimes you'll bring...]

((JOBE: JUST LIKE PEOPLE, SOMETIMES YOU'LL BRING TWO ANIMALS TOGETHER AND THEY MIGHT NOT LIKE EACH OTHER. WE LOOK THAT THEY'RE COMPATIBLE BY AGE, GENETICALLY, IN SIZE AND TEMPERMENT AND THINGS LIKE THAT.))
[RUNS=: 13]
[OUT Q=temperment and things like that.]

So bring your own main sqeeze, indulge in snacks and drinks to warm your belly and witness the neverending mating rituals of the wild.
[SOT 1:45:09-1:45:14]
[IN Q=It's one of the main reasons...]

((JOBE: IT'S ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS THAT A ZOO EXISTS IS TO HELP ENDANGERED SPECIES SURVIVE.))
[RUNS=: 0 5]
[OUT Q = to help endangered species survive.]

Shannon Young, News 7, Roanoke.))
(++++++++)

[TAKE WEBADDRESS FS] The Dating Game runs Saturday, February 15th from noon until two. For more information, log onto our website at wdbj7 dot com and click on News 7 Saturday and Sunday Morning.
(------------)





[Polar-Plunge]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

More than two-thousand people braved chilly waters to raise money for the Special Olympics in Virginia Beach.
(------------)
[VO-NAT 17:43:12 - :17+]
[SUPER=03-Virginia Beach]

The 11th annual Polar Plunge raised two-hundred-fifty thousand dollars for the Special Olympics. The event has raised more than a million dollars over the 11 years that the event has been held. The money helps the Olympics conduct year-round training for athletes with mental disabilities in the state.
(------------)


[S-Bud]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-147 1920TC]
[GRAPHIC=NASCAR]


The first day of victory lane celebrations of Speedweeks 2003 and who would have guessed that both Alice Cooper and Dale Junior would make it there.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/The Bud Shootout; :00]

First to tonight's Bud Shootout as Anheuser Busch brought out some real horse power - right before 19 of NASCAR's finest stepped out to take center stage at the world center of racing. This was the first Bud Shootout ever under the lights and it did not disapoint. A record number of lead changes took place in the 70 event that included a 10 minute break and a mandatory pit stop. It came down to a duel between Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. And Junior would win the Bud Shootout despite starting dead last.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt, Jr./Bud Shootout Winner; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...WORK FOR THIS ONE."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT con't]

In the ARCA race this afternoon as we said earlier Alice Cooper in his first race as a car owner at Daytona gets the win with 19 year old Chase Montgomery as his driver.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I TOLD CHASE...]
[SUPER=01-Alice Cooper/ARCA Winning Car Owner; ;00]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=...of DOING IT."]
(-----------)



[S-Abe]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-143 2231tc]
[GRAPHIC=baseball]


Tonight in Ferrum the community gathered inside the College's fitness center to honor highly successful baseball coach Abe Naff.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum/April 15, 2002;:00]

Last season Naff notched his 500th career win in a victory against Lynchburg College on tax day 2002. There was little time to mark the milestone then, but
[super=04-Tonight; ]

tonight several hundred friends and fans made their way to Ferrum to tell Abe thanks for his tireless efforts to build the Ferrum program into one of D3's finest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS IS ...]
[SUPER=01-Abe Naff/Ferrum Head Baseball Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...GOOD COACHES."]
(------------)
[VO-NAT CON'T]

A couple of the really good players came back tonight - Eric Owens the talented major league outfielder, and Billy Wagner the Astros' all-star closer- who had an interesting start to his ferrum career.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I CAME INTO...]
[SUPER=01-Billy Wagner/Former Ferrum All-American; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=...MAKE THIS TEAM."]
(----------)
[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD BASEBALL]

Wagner leads this year's class of inductees into the Salem-Roanoke baseball hall of fame.

[S-James]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-136 5945TC]
[GRAPHIC=high school]

On the national high school hardwood tonight - Lebron James made his return to basketball after appealing his suspension.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Trenton, NJ/Fox Sports Net; :00]

Lebron may be a future NBA star, but right now he's a high school kid who still makes bad passes. His first pass of the game will lead to a breakaway slam by Westchester. The great one is a little nervous. Later they will try to pass it to Lebron, but again Westchester makes the defense play - beating Lebron to the ball and this one result sin a chin-up. Lebron would settle down. He would score a career high 52 in his comeback
[super=33-S.V.S.M/78/Westchester/52;]

game tonight as Saint VIncent, Saint Mary's beats Westchester 78 to 52.
(------------)


[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-142 2601tc]
[GRAPHIC=tech hoops]

Virginia Tech picked up its first road win of the season tonight and also cleared a major hurdle by stringing together back to back Big East.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jamaica, NY/MSG;:00]

This afternoon the Hokies were in Jamaica, New York taking on St. John's and high scoring Marcus Hatten. Hatten had 14 in the first half - but he was no match for Bryant Matthews. The six-seven junior from Columbia, South Carolina helped Tech dominate the first 20 minutes. He dropped in a dozen points as Ricky Stokes hit halftime with a 35-to-26 lead. St. John's battled back in the 2nd half behind the play of Hatten and got within three points of the Hokies.
[SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/71/St. John's/54;]

But Matthews and Tech would not be denied today. The Hokies smoke St. John's 71-to-54.
(------------)


[S-Roanoke]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-146 2256tc]
[GRAPHIC=odac hoops]

Roanoke College is now in third place in the ODAC after beating Lynchburg College this afternoon 79-to-67.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Hornets vs. Maroons; :00]

Page Moir and the Maroons desperately needed a "W" this afternoon with national ranked Hampden-Sydney coming to town on Monday evening. But Lynchburg would play pretty well early as Ryan Pehanick finds number 22 - Josh Cobbs from Tunstall high school who gets the driving two pointer. Roanoke's Andrew Crowder will later send the down the court bounce pass to Jason Graffmam. He stops - lets the traffic go by - a drill the jumper. The Hornets then work inside - outside as Andy Albright knocks in the three pointer for Lynchburg as the Hornets try to make it a game. But Roanoke's three ball was also working as Robby Pridgen
[super=33-Lynchburg/67/Roanoke/79;]

finds John Rutledge and the Maroons beat Lynchburg this afternoon 79-to-67.
(------------)


[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-137 4206tc]
[GRAPHIC=ACC 50th]

The North Carolina Tarheels beat Florida State this afternoon and in the process became the first school in the ACC's 50 year history to reach 500 basketball wins in conference play.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/Raycom-JP Sports; :00]

The Heels would have to sweat this one out until the final second. Florida State with 39 seconds left - hits the three pointer from right in front of the Semonole bench. It's 60-to-59 Florida State on top. The Heels would tie it and then make the defensive play of the game as David Noel gets the steal and gets fouled with 10 seconds to play. He made one free throw to put UNC on top 61-to-60.
[SUPER=33-Florida State/60/North Carolina/61;]

FSU then got one final desperation heave. But Carolina escapes with the 61-to-60 win.
(xxxxxxxxx)

[wipe to pinnacle 12999] Tomorrow we have a great game for you as Maryland takes on Georgia Tech in Atlanta at one o'clock. Right here on WDBJ-7.
(-------------)


[S-Swim]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-145]
[GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS]

While the snow is playing havoc with high school sports this winter it can't touch swimming. The Region 3 swim meet
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Dedmon Center Pool; :00]

The Region 3 meet was held today at the Dedmon center pool In the girls competition William Byrd captured the title with Cave Spring second, Blacksburg third and Hidden Valley coming in fourth. The first year Titans remained unbeaten as boy's team. Again Jake Bova and Jordan Anderson led Hidden Valley to the title. Blacksburg was second, Jefferson Forest third and Brookville fourth. (------------) The state finals are next weekend in Norfolk at ODU.