[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Local cultural organizations are excited about a proposal that would ELIMINATE funding.
We'll explain.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT :05]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

And, NASA's latest mission has local kids seeing red... the Red Planet, that is.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=2]


In sports, Christiansburg and Franklin County talk about how tough the Big Orange wrestling tournament is, UNC basketball coach Roy Williams discusses what he calls his overrated team
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[VO-NAT]


and the Panthers feel they are underrated heading into the super bowl.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The weekend brings the full winter buffet. Clouds Saturday, snow, sleet and freezing rain Sunday.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
[Video-Open]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



[ENG#=3]
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[SOT 27:27]
[IN Q=I don't want to see]

((DEBBIE PITTS: I DON'T WANT TO SEE ANYONE LOOSE, BUT WE NEED TO GAIN SOME IN THIS AREA.))
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=some in this area]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Local cultural leaders hope for results after yesterday's "all or nothing" proposal in Richmond.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

They say state investments will only help the economy grow.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Museum-Funding]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-48 TC1:23:00]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Yesterday local lawmakers announced their resolve to eliminate millions of dollars of funding to Richmond area museums.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

That's because NO state funding is slated for Southwest Virginia's cultural organizations. [***NEWS 7 @ 6 IN MONITOR***]
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith/Shannon & Jennifer; BAM]

Jennifer Wishon visited some of those organizations today and is here now with reaction. Keith and Shannon, leaders don't want to see any organization in Virignia loose state funding,
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1; : ]

but say they're pleased with the bi- partisan support they're seeing in Richmond. They also say it's time the system was fixed and used to benefit Virginians in every corner of the Commonwealth.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The science museum]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 ]
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hill/Science Museum Director; :10 ]
[SUPER=01-Tom Brock/River Foundation President; :28 ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :38 ]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=LEFT ON THE ROADSIDE]

((((Nats of xylophone)) The Science Museum of Western Virginia is a private organization that serves a public purpose.
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[SOT 8:43]
[IN Q=We serve over 40]

((STEWART HILL: WE SERVE OVER 40 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND WE'RE THE PRIME WAY IN WHICH THEY CAN GET HANDS ON EXPERIENCES WITH TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=technology and science]

Students that otherwise would have to drive as many as seven hours to take advantage of a Richmond Museum.
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[SOT 15:56]
[IN Q=The state owns the land]

((TOM BROCK: THE STATE OWNS THE LAND AND THE BUILDINGS AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OPERATION OF THE PARK, BUT IT PROVIDES NONE OF THE FUNDING FOR OPERATING THE PARK.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=operating the park]

Tom Brock is president of the foundation that raises private funding for Explore Park. HE says a state investment in the Park is not only appropriate, but also a positive move for western Virginia.
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[SOT 14:12]
[IN Q=What we're talking]

((TOM BROCK: WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS A FUNDAMENTAL PART OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE IN THE VALLEY THAT IS CRITICAL TO THE ECONOMY.)) [RUNS06]
[OUT Q=to the economy]

Back at the Science Museum, Hill hopes yesterday's announcement will help lawmakers see the skeleton of a problem that pits museums against each other.
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[SOT 4:59]
[IN Q=Sometimes it takes some]

((STEWART HILL: SOMETIMES IT TAKES SOME DRASTIC MEASURES IN RICHMOND IN ORDER TO GAIN SOME ATTENTION FOR SOME VERY IMPORTANT PROJECTS THAT OTHERWISE WOULD JUST BE LEFT ON THE ROADSIDE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=left on the roadside.]))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL BAM]

The people we spoke with today don't expect to see any short- term results.
[TOSS ACROSS=Keith/Shannon & Jennifer BAM]

Keith and Shannon, they only hope the current system of allotting money will be revised-- keeping all Virginians in mind.

[Gay-marriage]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-53 TC48:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


House lawmakers took a stand today in opposition to same-sex marriages.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved a resolution on the sanctity of marriage.
The bill urges the U-S Congress to propose a constitutional amendment protecting marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Supporters of the resolution say it is needed to ward off court challenges by gay activists.
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[SOT :15:08]
[IN Q=THIS IS THE RIGHT STEP TO DO]

((DEL. LIONELL SPRUILL/(D) CHESAPEAKE: THIS IS THE RIGHT STEP TO DO BECAUSE IT WENT FROM VERMONT THEY CALL IT CIVIL UNION, WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT WE HAVE TO PROTECT THE SACRED CEREMONY BETWEEN MAN AND A WOMAN GETTING MARRIED.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Lionell Spruill/(D) Arlington]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=CEREMONY BETWEEN A MAN AND A WOMAN GETTING MARRIED.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Virginia legislature's only openly gay member, Delegate Adam Ebbin, called the resolution "premature and mean-spirited."
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[SOT :10:46]

((DEL. ADAM EBBIN/(D) ARLINGTON: THE AMENDMENT PROCESS HAS NEVER BEEN AND NEVER SHOULD BE USED TO SINGLE OUT A GROUP OF AMERICANS FOR DISPARATE AND UNEQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Adam Ebbin/(D) Arlington]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=FOR DISPARATE AND UNEQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW.]
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[VO-NAT]


The resolution now heads to the state Senate.
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[Lowes-Illness]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC18:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

Roanoke City Police are asking for your help identifying whoever caused a stink at a Lowe's near Crossroads Mall yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]

Police released this security camera photo in hopes of identifying the man. Police believe he released a stink bomb near a cash register at the store shortly before 4 o'clock yesterday.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]

The subsequent aroma sent 7 people to the hospital with varying degrees of dizziness, vomiting and nausea. A Haz-Mat team then inspected the store which was closed for more than an hour.
(XXXXXXX)

[WIPE TO CRIMELINE FS] Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Line at 344-8500.
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[D'ville-Robbery]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC36:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


A rash of robberies in the City of Danville included a bank robbery earlier today.
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[VO-NAT]


Police were called to the Main Street branch of Virginia Bank and Trust at 10:43 this morning after a man handed a note to a teller demanding money.
He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Police say the suspect is about 30 years old, weighs 200 pounds and stands five feet nine inches tall. He has a trimmed beard, and was wearing blue jeans and a multi-colored top.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Danville Police say it was the fourth robbery report in less than 24 hours.

[Homer]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-05 TC09:03]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

A 30-year old sex offender moved to this area from Cape Cod last Spring. He may not have realized he brought with him evidence that could keep him in jail for the rest of his life.
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[VO-NAT]

David Matthew Homer is listed on the Virginia State Police sex offender registry. He checked in with local authorities shortly after he moved here in May.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

LATE last year Henry County investigators say they learned Homer had molested his three young step sons IN Massachusetts. The U-S Attorney for Western Virginia says Homer videotaped the sessions and brought the tapes with him when the family moved to Bassett.
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[SOT 8:15:54]
[IN Q=The mother came]

((JOHN BROWNLEE/U. S. ATTORNEY; THE MOTHER CAME ACROSS THESE TAPES, WAITED FOR A PRIVATE MOMENT WHEN NO ONE WAS THERE, AND SHE VIEWED SOME OF THEM AND RECOGNIZED HER HUSBAND MOLESTING HER SONS.))
[SUPER=01-John Brownlee/U. S. Attorney]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=molesting her sons.]
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[VO-NAT]

She called the Henry County Sheriff's office. Homer was arrested New Year's Eve. Having been convicted of assaulting a child in Barnstable, Mass in 1997, Homer faces a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years, if he's convicted on any one of the seven new charges.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead on News 7, see how the Mars Rover is driving new interest in space exploration here in Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=2-Shot]


And we'll remember Captain Kangaroo and his many visits to Southwest Virginia.
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[1st-Wx]
[Planetarium]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-46 TC1:42:06]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Attendance at Radford's Planetarium is out of this world.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The national spotlight on the Mars Rover seems to be piquing people's interest in the 30-year old facility.
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa joined a home schooled group today on a Martian mission.
[ENG#=1]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Like the Wizard..]
[SUPER=03-Radford;:00]
[SUPER=01-Brooke Wallcraft/Home Schooled;:11]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Rhett Herman/Radford University;:27]
[SUPER=01-Kim Walsh/Parent;:37]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;:45]
[SUPER=01-Hope Wallcraft/Home Schooled;1:12]
[RUNS=1:26]
[OUT Q=News 7, Radford.]

((QUICK NAT- TURNING KNOBS 8:08:00 QUICK NATS- PROJECTOR BUTTONS.7:19:00 QUICK NATS- PROJECTOR GOING- 7:42:00
Like the wizard behind the curtain....
NATS OF KIDS YELLING 8:49:00 RHETT SMILES...
a turn of a knob and Dr. Rhett Herman knows how to bring out the ohh's and ahh's.

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[SOT11:26:00 ]
[IN Q=It would be]

((BROOKE WALLCRAFT:IT WOULD BE NEAT IF PEOPLE COULD ACTUALLY LAND ON THERE. THAT WOULD BE NEAT ON MARS.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=neat on Mars.]


Herman got the Radford Planetarium up and running again just 3-years ago... But didn't realize a little Mars Rover and its mission would keep him so busy.

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[SOT:38 ]
[IN Q=I get phone]

((DR. HERMAN:I GET PHONE CALLS ABOUT EVERY OTHER DAY. PEOPLE ARE SAYING HEY I HEAR YOU ARE HAVING A MARS PLANETARIUM SHOW?)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=planetarium show.]


Groups like these home schooled kids are now lining up to see a show.

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[SOT:14:02:00]
[IN Q=]

((KIM WALSH: I THINK ITS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY CAN SEE WHAT'S GOING. THEY CAN SEE STUFF IN THE NEWSPAPER AND ON THE NEWS BUT THIS SUCH A BROADER PICTURE)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=such a broader picture.]



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[SOT:18:01:00]
[IN Q=From behind the booth]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA: FROM BEHIND THE BOOTH THEY CONTROL EVERYTHING MANUALLY, WITH THE CLICK OF 3 BUTTONS THEY CHANGE THE SLIDE SHOW AND THEY'RE ALSO SHOWING IMAGES DIRECT FROM NASA OF THE ROVER IN MARS. :12)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=from nasa.]


For Herman, it's an educational tool to make sure there are daring explorers in the future.
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[SOT:5:12:00 ]
[IN Q=whoever decides]

((DR. RHETT HERMAN: WHOEVER DECIDES TO BE ON MARS THE FIRST THEY MAY BE...WELL THEY MAY BE RIGHT HERE AT THE PLANETARIUM THIS AFTERNOON. WE MAY HAVE THE FIRST MARS EXPLORER THERE.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=explorer there.]


Though, some of the kids still just think it's all pretty cool.

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[SOT:13:20:00]
[IN Q=To know]

((HOPE WALLCRAFT: TO KNOW THAT THIS IS REALLY REAL THAT THEY COULD LAND ON MARS AND IT'S NOT FAKE LIKE THEY'RE MAKING IT UP LIKE FAIRY STORIES. :07)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=fairy stories.]


Shows are free and run Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 and Saturdays at 11-am. Rachel DePompa, News 7, Radford.))

[Knox]


[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Cecil Knox]

Prosecutors in the OxyContin and racketeering case against Dr. Cecil Knox say their case is "more focused" and shouldn't take as long to try next time. In a letter to the judge dated the day Knox was re-indicted on 95 counts, Rusty Fitzgerald and Pat Hogeboom point out Knox's Medical Practice is not named in the indictment. "Given the reduced complexity..." of the new indictment, they say, all sides should be able to keep the April 13th trial date.

[Montvale-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=cja]
[TAPE#=04-03 TC09:23]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]
[ENG#=2]

A morning fire damaged a home in Montvale today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montvale]

A passerby called 9-1-1 about 10:30 this morning after smelling smoke coming from a home on Volunteer Road. Firefighters worked for about half an hour to get the fire under control. No one was home at the time.
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[State-Police]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC1:46:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=3]


Virginia State Police are hoping to arrest part of the unemployment problem in southside.
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[VO-NAT :26 +]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]

The agency hopes to hire nearly 200 troopers this year and they're starting tomorrow with a recruitment session in Martinsville. Southside is being targeted because of the area's high unemployment numbers. Officials encourage anyone who's ever been interested in law enforcement to come out and watch tools of the agency in action. The event is scheduled to take place from noon to four at the National Guard Armory in Martinsville. Applications WILL be available.
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[Stocks]


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


A mixed finish to the week on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/54.89/10568.29/x/4.86/2123.87;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 55 points.
NASDAQ rose five.
[SUPER=271-i/0.28/41.62/h/0.45/54.48/i/0.20/31.88/i/1.37/79.47/i/0.43/81.27;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.17/36.18/i/0.11/22.56/h/0.06/6.93/i/0.70/62.40/i/0.31/33.21;]
[SUPER=273-i/0.10/10.26/h/0.19/45.74/i/0.01/18.65/i/0.07/23.13/i/0.11/8.39;]
[SUPER=274-i/0.15/12.35/h/0.65/73.08/h/0.11/37.60/i/0.35/46.25/h/1.03/54.21;]
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Captain-Kangaroo]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6 p.m.]
[WRITER=syo]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC1:27:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


The kid inside millions of fans is mourning the death of one of tv's most well-known children's show hosts.
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[VO-NAT :29]

The man known as Captain Kangaroo died in Vermont today after what his family describes as "a long illness".
[SUPER=03- Roanoke/December 1994;]

Bob Keeshan, who visited Roanoke a couple times, debuted as the Captain in 1955 and visited with characters like Mr. Green Jeans and Bunny Rabbit for 36 years. He says he chose an elderly character because he liked the ''potential positive relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.'' Kids and parenting were certainly at the heart of his visits to the Star City.
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[SOT 15:34:17 - 15:34:34]
[IN Q=The way we nurture our children...]

((BOB KEESHAN/"CAPTAIN KANGAROO": THE WAY WE NURTURE OUR CHILDREN AND OUR FAMILY STRUCTURE IS VERY, VERY DIFFERENT TODAY. CHILDREN--THE NEEDS ARE THE SAME. WHO AM I? AM I LOVED? WHAT DOES THE FUTURE HOLD FOR ME? ALL OF THE SAME QUESTIONS THAT WERE BEING ASKED 30 YEARS AGO, 300 YEARS AGO, PROBABLY BACK IN ANCIENT GREECE THOSE QUESTIONS WERE BEING ASKED. THE CHILDREN HAVEN'T CHANGED, BUT THE NURTURING SYSTEM HAS.))
[SUPER=10-Bob Keeshan/"Captain Kangaroo"/December 1994;]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=but the nurturing system has.]
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[VO-NAT :16]

The Captain Kangaroo show was the longest running children's program in network history. Before becoming the Captain, Keeshan honked it up as "Clarabell" the clown on the "Howdy Doody Show." Bob Keeshan was 76 years old.
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[Urbanski]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=03-42 TC1:38:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=2]

After exactly 20 years at the Roanoke Law Firm of Woods Rogers and Hazlegrove, Attorney Mike Urbanski has left private practice.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

The 47-year old lawyer was sworn in today as the U-S Magistrate in Roanoke. Unlike District Judges which are appointed by the President, Magistrate Judges are designated by judges of the district. Urbanski told a packed ceremonial courtroom that he was humbled by the appointment.
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[SOT 23:01:50]
[IN Q=I'm excited by]

((MIKE URBANSKI/U. S. MAGISTRATE JUDGE; I'M EXCITED BY THE OPPORTUNITY, AND I'M READY TO GET TO WORK IN SERVICE TO THE PUBLIC.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Urbanski/U. S. Magistrate Judge]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=to the public.]
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[VO-NAT]

Urbanski begins his 8-year term immediately.
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[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=V10]


The Carolina Panthers talk about the Super Bowl, UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams discusses his team's high expectations,
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[VO-NAT]

and they rolled out the mats for 16 teams and over 200 wrestlers at William Byrd high school in the Big Orange tournament
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[S-Orange]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-156 1:47:57]
[GRAPHIC=Big Orange]
[ENG#=1]


The Big Orange Wrestling tournament rolled out the mats today in the first of two days of competition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]


Christiansburg has won two straight Big Orange titles and three of the last four.
Franklin County has taken home four crowns since 1997 and both are confident this season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Dresser/Christiansburg Wrestling Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Emanuel Brown/Franklin Co. Wrestling Coach; :10]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=....battle out here"]
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[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-164 ]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]
[ENG#=3]


In college hoops, the UVa women visit A-C-C rival Florida State tonight at seven o'clock.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


On the men's side, Virginia travels to A-C-C rival North Carolina tomorrow for a noon tip. The Cavaliers are 12-and-4 overall and 2-and-3 in the conference.
The Tarheels are in desperate need of and ACC win with a 1 and 3 conference record. Dealing with high expectations is something Roy Williams has considered since the beginning of the season.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Roy Williams/North Carolina Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=......they had some part of that(CLOSE TO A DOUBLE OUT!!!)]
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[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-154 14124TC]
[GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL 38]
[ENG#=4]


The Carolina Panthers are not only underdogs, but unknowns in this year's Super Bowl. But Mike Stevens says if you get to know them, you're probably going to like the way they approach their jobs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=04-2004 NFC Playoffs; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jermaine Wiggins/Panthers Tight End; :17]
[SUPER=01-John Fox/Panthers Head Coach; :31]
[SUPER=01-Dan Morgan/Panthers Linebacker; :44]
[SUPER=@mike1; :53]
[SUPER=01-Brentson Buckner/Panthers Defensive Tackle; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Ricky Proehl/Panthers Wide Receiver; 1:22]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[Danville-Minister]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-45 TC2:01:00]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


He doesn't wear a badge or carry a gun.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


But the Danville police department says it couldn't get by without his services.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


For ten years, the Reverend Larry Hill has operated a homeless shelter on Claiborne Street, taking in people off the street who have nowhere else to turn.
Reverend Hill's commitment to his community has not gone un-recognized.. today the police department surprised him with an award for his years of service.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 10:15:53]
[IN Q=Fantastic]

((REV. LARRY HILL/AWARD RECIPIENT: FANTASTIC, THE BEST WAY I CAN PUT IT. IT REALLY SURPRISED ME, THEY GOT ONE OVER ON ME. I REALLY WAS NOT EXPECTING ANYTHING LIKE THIS. AND IT WAS WELL RECEIVED ON MY PART.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Larry Hill/Award Recipient]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=on my part.]
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[VO-NAT]


Chief Phil Broadfoot says his department has always been able to call on Reverend Hill, at any hour of the day or night.
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