[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]

Homework on snow days? ...some kids welcome it, if it means salvaging Spring break.
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[ENG#=1]
[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

Doctors pay a House call- -urging House members AND Senators to do something about medical malpractice insurance premiums.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[ENG#=2]

Tonight on News 7 Sports - the Hokies and Hoos are excited about their recruiting hauls today. We'll check in with Beamer and Groh -
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[VO-NAT]


plus, several former Friday Football Extra players of the week also ink division one scholarships today.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


Lots of rain headed this way and some of it arrives during a cold stretch. What that means to your plans just ahead.
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[ANCHOR=Keith 4-Shot]


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


Parents, teachers and students are already worried about classroom time lost to snow and ice.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


With the possiblity of more winter weather tomorrow night, the calendar crunch may get even worse.
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[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


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


And I'm Keith Humphry.
[Makeup-Days]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=03-55 TC44:46]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


From the Alleghanies to Southside, snow days are piling up across the area.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


Montgomery County, for instance, has already missed 9 days,
[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[SS=Winter Weather]

and more mountainous places such as Grayson County now need to make up 13 days.
New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel DePompa tells us what schools are doing to make sure your kids are still learning.
[ENG#=4]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It may be pretty.]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-Doug Morgan/Christiansburg Primary School Principal;:06]
[SUPER=01-Crystal Fentress/Teacher;:20]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;:42]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News 7, Montgomery County.]

((It may be pretty, but not everyone's still enjoying all this snow.

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[SOT:2:28:40:00 ]
[IN Q=We'll just]

((DOUG MORGAN: WE'LL JUST HAVE TO ROLL WITH THE PUNCHES WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE WEATHER. SO WE HAVE TO TAKE WHAT WE CAN GET. ))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=what we can get.]


But what first grade teachers like Crystal Fentress are getting is a headache.
NATS- 2:29:38:00 "WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU MIGHT DO DURING THE DAYTIME"

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[SOT:2:32:16:00 ]
[IN Q=I used to get]

((CRYSTAL FENTRESS:I USED TO GET VERY EXCITED ABOUT SNOW, BUT THEN IT GETS TO THE POINT AFTER THE FIRST DAY OR TWO WHERE YOU WOULD RATHER PULL YOUR HAIR OUT THEN HAVE SNOW. )) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=have snow.]


It's forcing teachers to plan and re-plan and it's keeping students from their lessons... which can all be very stressful.

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[SOT:2:27:45:00 ]
[IN Q=It's very difficult.]

((DOUG MORGAN:IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO ESTABLISH ANY KIND OF CONTINUITY WHEN YOU HAVE SO MANY BREAKS IN THE DAY, THE WEEK THE MONTH THE YEAR. :09)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=mont the year.]



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[SOT:2:38:22:00]
[IN Q=]

((RACHEL DEPOMPA:(nats: writing sols on the board) THIS IS ALSO A CONCERN FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS. THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY STAY ON TARGET WITH THE LESSON PLANS TO BE READY FOR THE TEST.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=for the test.]



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[SOT:2:33:19:00]
[IN Q=We have missed]

((CRYSTAL FENTRESS:WE HAVE MISSED ALMOST A WEEK OF SCHOOL. AND THAT PUTS US A WEEK BEHIND ON OUR UNITS THAT COVERS THINGS THAT WE ARE REQUIRED TO TEACH FOR SOCIAL STUDIES AND SCIENCE. SO WE'RE PLAYING CATCH-UP. :10)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=playing catchup.]


Teachers say parents can help if they have their child do something school related on the extra day off. For now, they're sending home extra homework when they can, hoping to keep old man winter out of the classroom.

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[SOT:2:36:31:00 ]
[IN Q=We enjoy]

((CRYSTAL FENTRESS:WE ENJOY YOU WHILE YOU'RE HERE HOWEVER I THINK WE'RE ALL VISITED OUT WITH OLD MAN WINTER AT THIS POINT.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=at this point.]


Each school district is handling the make-up days differently. Parents will soon start getting letters about any changes to the calendar. Rachel DePompa, News 7 Montgomery County.))

(Keith & Shannon toss to Robin)



[Tanker-Wreck]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=03-49 TC1:40:08]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]
[ENG#=1]


Route 40 in Charlotte County remains blocked after a gasoline tanker truck overturned there this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte Co.]


State police say the truck may have been going too fast when it ran off the road and flipped over just west of Phenix around 11:30.
The crash ruptured one fuel tank and more than two thousand gallons of gasoline spilled into a nearby creek.
Emergency crews have spent the day trying to contain it.
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[SOT 14:03:03]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((WADE COLLINS/VA DEPT. EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CREWS DOWNSTREAM TRYING TO GET AS MUCH OF THE PRODUCT CONTAINED SO WE CAN GET IT OUT OF THE CREEK. SOME MAY GET BY, THERE WILL BE LITTLE RISK TO THE PUBLIC. THE SUN WILL HELP REMEDIATE THE SYSTEM ANYWAY BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO THE BEST WE CAN TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT.))
[SUPER=01-Wade Collins/VA Dept. Emergency Management]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=minimize the impact.]
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[VO-NAT]


The truck driver.. 57-year-old Douglas Wayne Cox of Troutville.. is in serious condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Route 40 is expected to be blocked until around 8 tonight.
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[ENG#=2]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


Traffic was also backed up along Interstate 81 this afternoon in the Dixie Caverns area.
Shortly before 2, an accident involving this tractor-trailer forced State Police to shut down the left lane for several hours.
No injuries were reported.
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[Malpractice]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
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[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=04-02 TC33:59]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In what had to be the largest house call in the state's history, thousand of doctors traveled to Richmond today.
Their diagnosis: Virginia's medical malpractice laws need to change.
Richmond Bureau Chief Meghan Muldoon has more.
[ENG#=3]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=IT'S A HARD THING WHEN MALPRACTICE]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Counts/Wife of Medical Malpractice Victim; :00]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; :]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Scollick/Mother of Medical Malpractice Victim; :]
[SUPER=01-Colleen Mullans/Victim of Medical Negligence; :]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Frank Conner/Roanoke Ophthalmologist; :]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Wade Nieman/Lynchburg Obstetrician; :]
[SUPER=@Meghan2;]
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[OUT Q=MM, NEWS 7, RICHMOND]

((
[SOT 12:41:56]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S A HARD THING WHEN MALPRACTICE AFFECTS YOUR FAMILY.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=.]


Elizabeth Counts' husband is a victim of medical malpractice and requires around the clock care.
Bethany Ellis suffered a stroke when she was only three weeks old.
She had been waiting five hours in an emergency room before a doctor would see her.
[SOT :56:56]
[IN Q=]

((SHE CAN'T UNWRAP HER CHRISTMAS PRESENTS OR BIRTHDAY PRESENTS OR EASTER EGG HUNT OR EAT A HAPPY MEAL OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. :04 .)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=.]


Victims of medical malpractice say Virginia's current cap on damages doesn't fairly compensate them.
[SOT 04:55]

((:55 I'LL NEVER GET TO WALK IN THE SNOW AGAIN OR CLIMB A MOUNTAIN WHAT PRICE CAN YOU PUT ON THAT. :05)) [RUNS:10]
But Virginia's doctors say the high cost of medical malpractice suits is running them out of practice. And 1700 of them marched into Capitol Square to show their support for placing additional caps on damages and limits on lawyers fees.
[SOT ::]
[IN Q=]

((OUR COMMUNITIES, ESPECIALLY ROANOKE, ARE LOSING HIGHLY QUALIFIED NEUROSURGEONS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH AMOUNT OF MALPRACTICE AND MALPRACTICE CLAIMS. :18 DO YOU WANT TO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY THAT DOES NOT HAVE TOPNOTCH NEUROSURGEONS AND OB/GYNS TO DELIVER YOUR BABIES. :25 .)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=.]


Dr. Wade Nye-man says his group OB/GYN practice in Lynchburg saw their insurance rates triple in the last few years.
[SOT ]
[IN Q=]

((.19:46 21:10 IF IT DOESN'T STOP GOING UP IT WILL MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO CONTINUE TO PRACTICE. :13)) [RUNS:03]
Doctors concede there is no simple cure.
but agree that something must be done
Meghan Muldoon, News 7, Richmond.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=V10]


Here come the candidates. Still ahead, which presidential hopefuls are heading our way.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


And lunch is served, after a two-month delay. A Danville restaurant can once again live up to its name.
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[COMMERCIAL BREAK]

[Edwards]
(MINI OPEN)
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=03-50 TC1:39:10]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]

It's a two-man race.
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-shot]

That's the word out of the John Edwards camp today after the North Carolina Senator won the South Carolina primary and was a close second in Oklahoma yesterday. [***CAMPAIGN 2004 IN MONITOR***]
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Susan /BAM;]

Susan Bahorich was at Edwards' headquarters in downtown Roanoke. Susan, what's the feeling there today? Shannon and Keith people at the Edwards campaign are upbeat and optimistic.
[LIVE= Susan /FULL BAM]
[SUPER=@SUSAN1;]

They believe in their candidate and hope Virginians will get behind him.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Campaign workers were on the phones letting voters know John Edwards will be in town- Thursday night in Roanoke and then making his way through Blacksburg and Wytheville on Friday. The Edwards PR machine is also cranking out ads - those started yesterday. The hope is -they'll remind voters of his Southern roots.
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[SOT@1:52:28]
[IN Q=We see right..]

((ZACK WINEBURG/EDWARDS CAMPAIGN REPRESENTATIVE; WE SEE RIGHT NOW AS US AND JOHN KERRY. WE THINK SENATOR EDWARDS HAS GAINED A LOT OF TRACTION BECAUSE OF HIS OPTIMISTIC MESSAGE. HE'S ABOUT LIFTING PEOPLE UP AND HAS A POSITIVE VISION OF WHERE HE WANTS TO LEAD THIS COUNTRY.))
[SUPER=01-Zack Wineburg/Edwards Campaign Representative]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q= .. lead this country.]
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[LIVE= Susan /FULL BAM]

But, the race isn't over yet... Edwards and Retired General Welsey Clark each have one Democratic win to Senator John Kerry's seven, and both lag far behind the Massachusetts senator in delegates.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith-Shannon & Susan /BAM;]

Keith & Shannon - Wesley Clark will also campaign in our area with stops in Roanoke and Lynchburg on Friday.

[Helgeson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=03-54 TC55:50]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2004]
[ENG#=2]


Two days after announcing he won't seek re-election, Lynchburg city councilman Robert Garber hopes he has found his replacement.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Financial planner Jeff Helgeson (HELL-guh-son) announced this morning he's running for Garber's Ward Three seat.


Helgeson ran for an at-large council seat six years ago, but lost.
He figures times have changed.
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[SOT 10:10:26]
[IN Q=I believe that]

((JEFF HELGESON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE THAT NOW IS THE TIME THAT THE EXPERIENCE AND PERSPECTIVE THAT I HAVE WILL BENEFIT THE CITY MOST, AND AT THIS TIME I HAVE AN EVEN GREATER DESIRE TO BE A PART OF THE SOLUTIONS THAT THIS CITY NEEDS TO LIVE WITHIN ITS MEANS AND SECURE ITS BRIGHTEST FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Helgeson/Lynchburg Council Candidate]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=its brightest future.]
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[VO-NAT]


Helgeson has the endorsement of Garber and several other local Republican leaders.
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[Roanoke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=04-01 TC28:48]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]
[ENG#=3]

Roanoke City Police have one man in custody after a shooting in Old Southwest last night.
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[VO-NAT]

23 year old Abdishakur (ab-DIH-shuh-koor) Hassan was arrested shortly after the shooting. He faces malicious wounding and firearms charges.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;]

The shooting happened shortly after 10 o'clock in the 500 block of Mountain Avenue. Police say Hassan shot 41 year old Frederick Mumford in the face. Mumford is listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Neighbors say the two got into an argument before prior to the shooting.
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[Boty-Standoff]


[ANCHOR=Shannon]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sba]
[TAPE#=03-52 TC1:16:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=4]

A four-hour standoff ended peacefully in Botetourt County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.]

It started around two this morning when a Sheriff's Deputy responded to a noise complaint at the Birchwood Apartments.
According to reports, an officer saw a rifle being fired through an apartment window, and when he went to contact the people inside -no one answered. 20-year-old William C. Reece, his wife 18-year-old Jessica S. Reece and 22-year-old Blake Randell Frasher were all arrested. A large caliber rifle and shell casings were recovered from the scene. The men are still behind bars on assorted gun possession charges.
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[Stocks]


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


A sell-off in the technology sector drove stock prices down today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/34.44/10470.74/y/52.07/2014.14;]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The DOW fell 34 points.
NASDAQ dropped 52.
[SUPER=271-h/0.09/39.49/i/0.17/54.96/i/0.41/33.33/i/0.83/83.55/h/0.19/81.70;]
[SUPER=272-i/0.32/36.90/i/0.05/21.52/i/0.26/6.84/i/0.54/63.21/i/0.03/33.18;]
[SUPER=273-h/0.09/9.42/i/0.67/44.37/h/0.01/19.04/i/0.06/21.75/i/0.46/7.70;]
[SUPER=274-h/0.05/12.10/i/0.43/71.97/i/0.54/36.69/h/0.19/46.79/h/0.38/55.39;]
[SUPER=#555; Reset]


[SPONSOR ANNOUNCE]
[COMMERCIAL]
[Pet-Drugs]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=04-04 TC12:56]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]


The brand names differ.
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


But many of the medications given to animals are the same ones used on humans.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


In fact, Vetenarian Cinthia Honeycutt says the pet pharmaceutical industry is growing. She says many animals that once had to be put down for medical reasons are now living longer, healthier lives.
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[SOT:5:32:44]
[IN Q=There are just a lot of new medications that have come out]

((DR. CINTHIA HONEYCUTT/HANGING ROCK ANIMAL HOSPITAL; THERE'S JUST A LOT OF NEW MEDICATION THAT HAVE COME OUT THAT ARE MUCH SAFER FOR ANIMALS THAN SOME THAT HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE. SO YES IT'S DEFINITELY An INDUSTRY THAT'S GROWING AT THIS POINT AND THEY'RE DOING A LOT MORE RESEARCH.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Cinthia Honeycutt/Hanging Rock Animal Hospital]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=a lot more research]
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[VO-NAT]

There are hundreds of medications on the market for pets -- Nellie is on eight of them. Although she suffers from glaucoma, high blood pressure, arthritis, and kidney disease she is still able to live a comfortable life.
Doctor Honeycutt says most pets will need to take medication at some point in their lives.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
[ENG#=V10]

Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - it's national signing day. We'll hear from Al Groh and Frank Beamer, plus check in on another super signing at Hargrave Military,
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[VO-NAT]

and the day's signing activities also included some local Friday Football Extra stars.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-169]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]
[ENG#=]


For fans of college football this is one of most anticipated days of the year - National signing day.
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

The Hokies signed 19 players to scholarships today including
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/August 7, 2003; :00]

two of the state's top 5 players in wide receiver Eddie Royal and quarterback Shawn Glennon - both of state champion Westfield high.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=...HERE AT VIRGINIA TECH."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]

Tech is taking a wait and see approach on Charlotte's Rod Council. He's one of the Hokies' top commitments - but he was arrested over the weekend in his hometown.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=bite]
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=...EVER HELPS."]

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-169 303tc]
[GRAPHIC=virginia fb]
[ENG#=2]


Virginia signed 18 players today including highly touted linebacker Olu Hall and defensive back Phillip Brown. Head coach Al Groh believes he has once again brought in an excellent group of "playmakers."
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/Virginia Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...work on that."]
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[VO-NAT ]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; ]

UVa picked up a couple of local players including Rockbridge County lineman John Kirchner.
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[S-Cedric]


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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Naruna; :00]


William Campbell all state running back Cedric Peerman signed with UVa this afternoon. Over the last two seasons Peerman has rushed for over four thousand yards and scored 93 touchdowns. He led the Generals to a state championship but today was very special.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Cedric Peerman/Signs with UVa; :00]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=..thank God for the opportunity"]
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[S-Fleming]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-154 14653 TC]
[GRAPHIC=MARSHALL]
[ENG#=4]

Marshall University swooped down into the Roanoke Valley and picked up a big linebacker today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

William Fleming's Maurice Kitchens, a six foot three inch, 230 pounder was flanked by his Mom this morning as he signed with the Thundering Herd.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Maurice Kitchens/Signs with Marshall; :00]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=......footbal program...yes!]
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[S-Hargrave]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-166 246tc]
[GRAPHIC=NATIONAL SIGNING DAY]
[ENG#=1]


47 Hargrave Military Academy football players signed division one scholarship papers today. Steve Mason has more on another record breaking signing day for the Tigers post graduate program.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Chatham; :00]
[SUPER=01-Brandon Flowers/Cornerback Signs With Virginia Tech; :20]
[SUPER=@steve1; :29]
[SUPER=01-Robert Prunty/Hargrave Head Coach; :40]
[SUPER=01-Mico McSwain/Safety Signs with Ole Miss; :50]
[SUPER=01-Philip Brown/Cornerback Signs with UVa; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:19]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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[Schoolfield]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-47 TC1:54:48]
[ANCHOR=Shannon 2-Shot]


The Danville restaurant with the word "lunch" in its name is now serving food once again.
[ENG#=1]
[ANCHOR=Keith 2-Shot]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]

Schoolfield Lunch on West Main Street reopened its doors this week. A kitchen fire had closed the restaurant for more than two months. Restaurant owner Bill Kirios (Ky-russ-) says the holidays slowed progress, but he's happy... along with his longtime customers... to be back in business.
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[SOT 452]
[IN Q=the whole neighborhood]

((CHUCK JORDAN/CUSTOMER: THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD'S BEEN ON A HUNGER STRIKE, KEPT WAITING FOR THEM TO OPEN BACK UP.)) ((MAX LITTLEJOHN/CUSTOMER: I WOULD DRIVE BY HERE, FOUR OR FIVE TIMES A WEEK JUST TO CHECK AND SEE IF IT REOPENED.))
[SUPER=01-Chuck Jordan/Customer; :00]
[SUPER=01-Max Littlejohn/Customer; :07]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=see if it reopened]
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[VO-NAT]

The restaurant has made a few changes, including a new stove, curtains and a new paint job. But, workers say customers can still expect the same friendly service they've been getting since the restaurant first opened in 1927.
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