[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

A another round of Winter weather descends upon us. We'll see if A-E-P's ready,
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

...and we get that stressful feeling inside the National Weather Service office.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight of News 7 sports - some of the state's big time football recruits commit today. Janet and Justin are tarnishing an otherwise marvelous Super Bowl.
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[VO-NAT]


and ACC commissioner John Swofford unveils the football schedule for the new expanded ACC.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The groundhog was right and it begins right now. Six more weeks of winter starts with freezing rain tonight.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


News 7 is next.
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=2-Shot]


Southwest and Central Virginia prepare for another night of winter weather.
[ANCHOR=2-Shot]


With ice expected, crews are keeping a close eye on the roads and power lines.
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[ANCHOR=2-Shot]


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


And I'm .
[VDOT-Preps]
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[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=03-54 TC51:57]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


If you though last week's storm was bad, then brace yourself. The latest blast of winter could be even tougher to deal with.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Freezing rain is expected tonight, bringing with it the possibility of half an inch of ice.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Ketih-Shannon & Justin /Microwave;]


So what's it like outisde right now? Justin McLeod is along Interstate 81 in Roanoke County with an answer.
[LIVE= Justin /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Justin1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.]
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((ROLLCUE:...one of the worst ice storms we've seen in years.))
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :05]
[SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT Spokesperson; :32]
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[OUT Q=off the roads]
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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[AEP-Preps]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC13:27]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Storm Warning]
[ENG#=1]

A-E-P officials say it's not the ice that concerns them, but other conditions that may come with it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 26;]

A-E-P spokesperson Todd Burns says the ice itself won't necessarily cause power outages, unless there's a large accumulation, like a half an inch or more. But he says what could be even more problematic are the high winds that could accompany it.
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[SOT 504]
[IN Q=those things]

((TODD BURNS/AEP SPOKESPERSON: THOSE THINGS START TO TEAR DOWN TREES AND IN SOME CASES, POWER LINES AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS ARE WHAT CAUSES PROBLEMS FOR US.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/AEP Spokesperson;]
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[OUT Q=for us]
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[VO-NAT]

Burns says at this point, AEP has no plans of bringing in extra crews for the storm, but that could change as things progress.
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(Keith & Shannon toss to Robin)



[Weather-Service]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC42:29]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Weather]


There's no "calm before the storm" at the National Weather Service in Blacksburg.
Meteorologists there have been busy trying to predict what's going to happen this evening.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel/Microwave;]


New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa got a behind the scenes look. Rachel?
[LIVE=Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Shannon, As Robin will probably tell you, predicting the weather in the winter can be both exciting and stressful.
I found that out today at the national weather service office in Blacksburg.
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[SOT]
[IN Q= (NATS) phone ringing sound...]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Emlaw/Warning Coordination Meteorologist; :23]
[SUPER=01-Jan Jackson/Meteorologist; :38]
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[OUT Q=coffee a lot.]

((NATS- PHONE RINGS... 2:04:26:00
NATS ON PHONE- 2:03:32:00 I THINK WE MIGHT EXTEND THE WARNING A LITTLE FURTHER SOUTH..
NATS- SCOOTING FORWARD 2:03:17:00
NATS- ANSWERS PHONE NOAH'S NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIKE MAY I HELP YOU.2:04:48:00
When wintery weather comes to town Non-stop ringing is all meteorologist Jan Jackson's used to.

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[SOT:2:01:22:00 ]
[IN Q=You should see]

((JAN JACKSON:YOU SHOULD SEE SMOKE COMING OUT OF EARS I GUESS,)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=I guess.]


And it's not just the phone's keeping people busy here.

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[SOT:2:05:43:00 ]
[IN Q=During that]

((MICHAEL EMLAW:DURING THAT WHOLE PROCESS WE'RE ALWAYS GETTING CALLS FROM PEOPLE AND TRYING TO UPDATE OUR GRAPHICS. AND KEEP THE THINGS CURRENT TO REFLECT THE FORECAST.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=forecast.]


This center keeps an eye on 40 counties and forecasts for more than one and a half million people. So, the threat of icy weather bumps up the urgency even more.

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[SOT: 2:00:26:00 ]
[IN Q=It's one of the]

((JAN JACKSON:AND IT'S ONE OF THE HARDER ONES TO FORECAST CAUSE ITS ALWAYS RIGHT ON THE EDGE WITH ICE YOU CAN GET THE SLEET OR SNOW TOO. :16)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=snow too.]


Although, you just see a bunch of people sitting behind computers, it's definitely a lot more than meets the eye.
NATS-ROLLING CHAIR SOUND 2:03:05:00 NATS- PHONE AGAIN 2:04:48:00

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[SOT:1:57:36:00 ]
[IN Q=Even people that I]

((JAN JACKSON:EVEN PEOPLE THAT I KNOW WHEN WE TELL WHAT I DO HERE. THEY STILL THINK WE JUST SIT BACK AND DRINK COFFEE A LOT.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=coffee a lot.]))
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[LIVE= Rachel /FULL Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


To tell you the truth, I never even saw a coffee pot while I was there.
Though your calls do tie up the meteorologists some as they are trying get out the watches and warnings...
[DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Rachel /Microwave;]


Shannon, they do say, keep them coming... this is what they're here for.

[RBX]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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RBX Industries will close its Bedford plant in April.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/2001;]

RBX says the decision to close the Bedford plant, and those in Georgia and Arkansas, is the result of overcapacity in the rubber industry and continued weakness in the general manufacturing economy. No word on how many people currently work at the Bedford facility. At one time, the RBX plant was Bedford's largest employer. RBX did not indicate whether the nine-month walkout that started in 1999 played any role in selecting the Bedford plant for closing.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Shannon2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Still ahead on News 7, Roanoke police say they've cracked a nearly 5 year old murder case.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


Plus as Heironimus goes, so goes the Greenhouse. We'll check out the already-once relocated and now about-to-close restaurant.
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[1st-Wx]
[Kasey]
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

A man doing time in the Allenwood Federal Penitentiary has been named as the suspect in a five year old Roanoke murder investigation.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/September 13, 1998]

The victim, 20-year old David L. Wallace had been gunned down in the middle of Gilmer Avenue around 3:30 in the morning. Witnesses told investigators Wallace got out of his car, was confronted by someone and was shot in the chest.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Murder Invest.]

Twenty-seven year old Ricky Lynn Kasey was indicted today for murder.

[Carder]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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Former Vice-Mayor Bill Carder is back in Roanoke, and back on the campaign trail. Today, he announced plans to run for city council as an Independent.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Carder served on council for three years until last May when he left Roanoke to manage the Berry Hill Resort in Halifax County.
Since the hotel and conference closed, Carder has returned to Roanoke, and today he told supporters he's ready to pick up where he left off.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I really wanted]

((I REALLY WANTED TO SEE SOME OF THE INITIATIVES FINISHED THAT WERE STARTED BY COUNCIL, AND SECOND THERE WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE CALLING WHEN I TALKED ABOUT COMING BACK TO THE CITY I MET WITH A LOT OF FOLKS AND WAS ENCOURAGED TO RUN.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Carder/(I) Roanoke City Council Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=and was encouraged to run.]
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[VO-NAT]


Carder was first elected as a Republican, but the city GOP committee recently adopted platforms that Carder says he can't support.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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They include opposition to the new stadium and amphitheater that Carder supported when he was sitting on council.



[Garber]


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Eight years on Lynchburg city council is enough for Robert Garber who announced today he will not seek re-election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Garber has served two terms as the Ward Three representative on council.
He says he needs to take a break from politics for a while.
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[SOT 14:53:13]
[IN Q=It was just]

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT WAS JUST A MATTER OF TIMING AND I GUESS FINDING SOMEONE THAT WOULD RUN IN MY PLACE AND I THINK THAT I'VE DONE BOTH OF THOSE AND I DIDN'T WANT TO LEAVE THE CITIZENS IN WARD THREE HANGING WITHOUT SOMEONE WHO I THOUGHT COULD TAKE OVER AND DO A VERY GOOD JOB.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=a very good job.]
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[VO-NAT]


One-time council candidate Jeff Helgeson has indicated he'll seek Garber's seat.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]
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Stocks started the week mixed. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The DOW rose 11 points.
NASDAQ fell three.
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[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]

[Illegal-aliens]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=03-48 TC1:41:46]
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[ENG#=1]


Should illegal immigrants be admitted to Virginia Tech and other state-supported schools?
That question was the subject of debate today in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Delegate Jack Reid says it is wrong for an illegal alien to take a spot away from a Virginian who is in the country legally.
His bill barring illegal immigrants from state supported universities was endorsed today by a legislative committee.

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[SOT 05:17:41]
[IN Q=WE'RE EXPECTING THOUSANDS MORE]

((DELEGATE JACK REID/R-HENRICO COUNTY: WE'RE EXPECTING THOUSANDS MORE STUDENTS BY THE END OF THE DECADE. WE'VE GONE INTO DISTANCE LEARNING AT OLD DOMINION AND OTHER PLACES TO TRY TO TAKE CARE OF THAT DEMAND AND IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY SHOULD TAKE SLOTS AT STATE COLLEGES AND INSTITUTIONS THAT WOULD OTHERWISE GO TO LEGAL RESIDENTS.))
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Opponents of the bill say it is unwise to deny immigrants the opportunity to improve themselves.
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[Greenhouse]


[ANCHOR=Shan]
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Mealtime at a local restaurant has run its course. When Heironimus closes at the end of the month, so will the Greenhouse. But both custmers and staff say they'll leave feeling satisfied.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Ya'll know what you want...]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:00]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Shire/Customer;:11]
[SUPER=01-Dorothy Graybill/Customer;:18]
[SUPER=01-Jean Smith/The Greenhouse;:55]
[SUPER=01-Janice Foster/Operations Manager;1:04]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=have a good day. Buh-bye.]
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[IN Q=Ya'll know what you want...]

((Ya'll know what you want or do you want to take a few minutes?)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=want to take a few minutes?]

No matter what you order at The Greenhouse, the food is served well-seasoned... with conversation and a side of friendship.
[SOT 10:24 - 10:32]
[IN Q=It's like a neighborhood group...]

((Ruby Shire/Customer: It's like a neighborhood group, everybody comes in for shopping and lunch.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=for shopping and lunch.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 11:28 - 11:34]
[IN Q=I just love coming here...]

((Dorothy Graybill/Customer: I just love coming here it's a good outlet to get out a little bit.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=get out a little bit.]

Longtime customers, like Dorothy Graybill, will soon have to find another lunch spot. After fifteen years in the Town Square location, the "tea-room wih the deli menu" will clear it's tables for good when Heironimus closes at the end of the month.
[SOT 11:38 - 11:42]
[IN Q=I hate it...]

((Dorothy: I hate it, makes me sad, makes me want to cry. i dont' think it should close.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=don't think it should close.]

Employees agree. Some members of the staff have been slinging sandwiches and salads for the company for decades. But they say they've been given more than they've delivered.
[SOT 5:22 - 5:28]
[IN Q=Oh yeah, we know alot of them by name...]

((Jean Smith/The Greenhouse: oh yeah, we know alot of them by first name lots come in and ask for me by name 'cause they know me so well.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=they know me so well.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 5:36 -5:40]
[IN Q=and that makes you...]

((Jean: and that makes you feel good, yeah, makes you feel real good.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=makes you feel real good.]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 2:38 - 2:51]
[IN Q=It's a really unique atmosphere...]

((Janice Foster/Operations Manager: It's a really unique atmosphere. it's special and it's sad when something like this happens.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=when something like this happens...]

[BUTT BUTT BUTT]
[SOT 10:35 - 10:38]
[IN Q=Well, we're all...]

((Ruby Shire/Customer: well, we're all gonna miss it.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=we're all gonna miss it.]

And that feeling of leaving with not just their belly but their heart, full.
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[IN Q=Thank you very much.]

((thank you very much. have a good day. bye-bye.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=Bye-bye.]))
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[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=None]

Janice Foster says she's been offered a job with another Roanoke restaurant, some of the employees are going back to school and that others are still looking for jobs. The Greenhouse will close along with the store February 29th.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight - on the Big 7 - the ACC football schedules for the upcoming season are out. We'll check those out, plus
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[VO-NAT]

NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue - wasn't exactly giving two thumbs up to last night's Super Bowl halftime show that showed off half of Janet Jackson.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

The new ACC can't wait for its first football season and today's the league's commissioner John Swofford unveiled the master schedule for the upcoming season. It will span 15 weeks and include 78 games, including 44 conference matchups.
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[GO TO PINNACLE VT SCHEDULE] The season will begin on Saturday, August 28th at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Maryland as the Hokies take on Southern Cal in the Black Coaches Association Classic. The Hokies have 7 home games - and besides the trip to Fed Ex Field, will only make four road trips this coming season, but it is another lengthy season.
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[GO TO SECOND VT SCHEDULE] It begins in August and drags on all the way to December with a killer finisher at Miami. Tech has two Thursday night dates - one at Georgia Tech and another at home on November 18th against Maryland. The Hokies also will again play UVa the Saturday after Thanksgiving in Blacksburg.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Speaking of Al Groh's Cavs - UVa will only play 11 games this season and the Cavs' schedule for 2004 has a Big East flavor to it.
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[GO TO UVA PINNACLE] UVa will open its season on the road at Temple on September the 4th, and later in the opening month of the season - he Cavs will welcome the Syracuse Orangemen to Charlottesville. The Cavs also have a Thursday night date with at home for the first time 1997 against Clemson.
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[GO TO UVa PINNACLE] Virginia has five games on the road including a tough finishing stretch, as well. The Cavs close out the year with Maryland, Miami, Georgia Tech and the Hokies. That Miami game on November 13th is in Charlottesville.
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[S-Sign]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGINING DAY]


The national signing day for high school football players is this Wednesday and today some big time recruits in the state made their decisions. Olu Hall, the man the Roanoke Times considers the top prospect in the state is going to UVa. The Robinson high school linebacker picked the Cavs over Tech, Ohio State and N.C. State. Another of the top prospects, Jerod Mayo from Kecoughtan has picked Tennessee over Tech. The Hokies did get linebacker Maurice Reevy from Richmond's Highland Springs. He picked the Hokies over Clemson.

[S-Super]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-163 10145tc]
[GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL]
[ENG#=1]


Super Bowl 38 turned out to be better than anyone expected. All week, critics were concerned the game lacked star power and sizzle. The back and forth second half and the last second field goal silenced those folks, but it seems that nothing can quiet
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Last Night; :00]

the on-going talk about Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson and their part in what is fast becoming an infamous halftime show. Did Timberlake tear open Jackson's outfit on purpose, or was it an accident? The NFL's commissioner says he's only interested in nipping it in the bud.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Paul Tagliabue/NFL Commissioner; :00]
[RUNS=:29]
[OUT Q=...super bowl game."]
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[VO-NAT con't]

The commish did take some pleasure today is presenting Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady with his second MVP trophy in the past three years.
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[S-Stuff]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-165]
[GRAPHIC=PRESEASON THUNDER]
[ENG#=2]


The preseason Thunder in NASCAR is limited to off the track chatter until the teams start arriving at Daytona later this week in preparation for this Saturday night's Bud Shootout.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00]

Former Cup star Mike Skinner got some good news today as he was tabbed to drive for his former Cup owner Richard Childress in the Daytona 500. The car will be number 33, and Skinner will drive it in addition to competing in the truck series all season long.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Mike Skinner/Will Race in Daytona 500 for RCR; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=....came over in 95 (BE CAREFUL)]
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[VO-NAT con't]

Skinner is driving for Toyota this year in the truck series.
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