[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

CBS fires several top executives- local reaction coming up.

Why one man says a methadone clinic is a good idea.
[ENG#=1]
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[VO-NAT]


And many people have probably thought about it. One local man does it taking on the tax man.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sports head]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Tonight on News 7 sports - Peyton is the MVP, the Hokies are in the Penthouse 8 months before it matters. Plus, plenty of local hoops tonight.
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[VO-NAT]

and a Big South honor for Radford University freshman Corrie Fertitta.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Robin]
[SS=None]


The forecast for this week will make you think, "things sure are changing fast". We get their entire buffet menu as you see later in the broadcast.
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[ANCHOR=Jean 3-Shot]


News 7 is next.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jja]
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[ENG#=3]
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[VO-NAT 10.5]


CBS Fires four executives over a controversial report on President Bush's military service.
Tonight WDBJ-President Bob Lee reacts.
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[SOT 40:14]
[IN Q=]

((BOB LEE: TO NO SURPRISE SOME PEOPLE HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS AS A RESULT OF SLOPPY WORK DONE ON THIS STORY AND THEY SHOULD HAVE.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=they should have.]
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[ANCHOR =Jean]
[SS=News 7 @ 6]



[CBS-Report]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-52 TC36:09]
[GRAPHIC=CBS Report]
[ENG#=4]


Good Evening. I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.
One producer and three other executives are fired from CBS news.... after an independent panel releases its findings on that controversial story.
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[VO-NAT]


The story about President Bush's national guard service alleged that Bush received prefential treatment-
But an investigation found Producer Mary Mapes presented half truths as facts- and that Mapes ignored information that cast doubt on the story.
The panel report says it can't prove documents used in the story are fake but it says CBS put them on the air without checking to make sure they were authentic.
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[SOT 1:38]
[IN Q=]

((DICK THRORNBURG/FORMER U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE MEASURED CBS PERFORMANCE AGAINST TWO CORE PRINCIPLES SET FORTH IN THEIR SET STANDARDS, ACCURACY AND FAIRNESS AND FAILED TO MEET EITHER STANDARD.))
[SUPER=01-Dick Thornburg/Former U. S. Attorney General;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=MEET EITHER STANDARD.]
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[VO-NAT]


The report found that Dan Rather was pushed to the limit covering OTHER assignments the week before the story aired.
The panel did conclude that CBS had no political agenda when pursuing the story- but instead rushed to get in on the air.
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[Lee-Rather]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-41 TC2:04:12]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=1]


WDBJ- president and General manager Bob Lee says the firings were justified-
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[SOT 40:21]
[IN Q=]

((BOB LEE/GM PRESIDENT WDBJ-TV: MY GREATEST DISAPPOINTMENT IS THAT IT TOOK SO LONG TO GET THIS RESOLVED.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Lee/WDBJ President and General Manager]
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[OUT Q=TO GET THIS RESOLVED.]
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[VO-NAT]


Lee says despite the panel finding that there was no political motiviation.. he says some people will believe what they want.
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[SOT 41:59]
[IN Q=]

((LEE: PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIKE DAN RATHER ARE CONVINCED HE DID IT TO STAB THE PRESIDENT IN THE BACK THEN CONVERSELY THIS IS THE RIGHT WING CONSPIRACY TRYING TO MAKE CBS NEWS LOOK BAD.))
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=CBS NEWS LOOK BAD]
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[Talent=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Lee says he hopes people take the time to read the report.
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[WIPE TO WDBJ WEBSITE FS]
The report is 234 pages long. If you'd like to look at it, go to WDBJ-7 dot com and click on websites in the news.

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[L'burg-Arrest]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jen]
[TAPE#=04-53 TC29:43]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]
[ENG#=2]


One day after a murder in Lynchburg... a man turns himself in to police.
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[VO-NAT]


Police charged 45-year old Clayton Calvin Martin Junior with the murder of this woman- 25 year old Jamishia Lanise Jackson-
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;]


Jackson was shot around 12:30 yesterday morning while sitting in a vehicle across from the James Crossing Apartment Complex.
Martin is being held without bond at the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
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[Radford-Murder]


[ANCHOR=]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rde]
[TAPE#=04-47 TC1:08:12]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]
[ENG#=3]

A Radford murder suspect is expected to enter a plea agreement tomorrow morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/December;]

The trial of 21 year old Roy Omar Hodge was to begin next week.
[SUPER=04-May;]

He's charged with first degree murder in the shooting death of 25 year old Brian Keith Gray. Gray was shot and killed in his Radford apartment last May, in what police are calling a home-invasion drug robbery.
Police believe Hodge did not pull the trigger, but was an accomplice in the killing.
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[Election-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=04-42 TC1:50:20]
[GRAPHIC=Election 2004]
[ENG#=4]


The outcome of a Bedford County school board race decided by one vote has been upheld by a three-judge panel.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Keith Jones defeated Laura Rodes by a single vote in the District Five race last November.
Rodes challenged the outcome based on a single provisional ballot from Bedford County resident Aimee Peters.
Peters says she registered through the D-M-V when she moved to Virginia two years ago ... but the alleged paperwork never turned up.
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[SOT 16:54:38]
[IN Q=I feel very]

((AIMEE PETERS/CAST PROVISIONAL BALLOT: I FEEL VERY DISENFRANCHISED. AND I'VE TALKED WITH THE REGISTRAR IN NORTH CAROLINA AND THEY SAID 'YOU HAVE BEEN VERY DISENFRANCHISED'. AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, I'LL PUT MY VOTE BACK IN NORTH CAROLINA.))
[SUPER=01-Aimee Peters/Cast Provisional Ballot]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=back in North Carolina.]
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[VO-NAT]


Because Peters voted for Rodes, had her ballot counted, it would have forced a tie and election officials would have drawn the winner's name from a hat.
Rodes and her attorney are unsure whether they can or will appeal the judges' decision.
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[Bennett-IRS]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=04-43 TC1:33:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]

The old saying, "you can't fight city hall" is magnified when it comes to dealing with the FEDERAL government. Most of us would probably do anything to avoid tangling with the federal bureaucracy- especially the IRS. But Keith Humphry has the story of a father and son who are.
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[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :02]
[SUPER=01-Matt Bennett; :11 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=01-Mary MacKenzie/IRS; :59]
[SUPER=01-Jim Bennett; 1:17 QUICK!!!!]
[SUPER=@keith1; 1:35]
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[OUT Q= ISN'T EVEN A REAL PERSON]

(([28:14 Matt on deck (angled 2shot) with Dad] ((WE'RE NOT TAX PROTESTERS.)) Matt Bennett is taking on the feds directly. With the help of his Dad, he sued what may be the most inscrutable agency in America, the Internal Revenue Service. [18:50] ((THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS WITH THEM TELLING MY EMPLOYER TO WITHHOLD MONEY FROM MY PAYCHECK.)) [RUNS:05] On his W-4, Bennette told his employer he was "exempt" from income tax withholding. His employer, Roanoke County, honored that, until the IRS sent a letter threatening the county with civil and criminal penalties if the county didn't start withholding. [9:25] ((JUST OUT OF NOWHERE THEY CAME UP WITH THIS LETTER TO MY EMPLOYER, TELLING THEM TO WITHHOLD.)) [RUNS:05] Bennett wants to make clear he has no "beef" with the County, though he does take issue with the IRS. [10:05] ((THEY DON'T HAVE THE LEGAL AUTHORITY TO CHANGE WHAT I'VE PUT ON MY W-4.)) [RUNS:03] Bennett feels the form is intended solely as a communication between employees and their employers. The IRS says certain circumstances require the Service to step in and examine that form. [9:35] ((IF THEY CLAIM TO BE EXEMPT FROM WITHHOLDING AND THEIR WAGES ARE MORE THAN $200 PER WEEK, THEN WE WANT A COPY OF THAT W-4.)) [RUNS:10] The Bennetts aren't buying it. Together they crafted a four page complaint, a civil action filed on their own in US District Court. [20:30 ** Dad] ((AND BY THE WAY, YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A LAWYER TO KNOW THE LAW.)) [RUNS:03] Jim Bennett is a retired businessman, a layman who cites chapter and verse from the federal tax code. He and his son, a 36-year old former police officer, insist they have nothing but respect for the rule of law. [33:10] ((THERE IS NO WAY WE WOULD KNOWINGLY BREAK THE LAW HERE.)) [RUNS:03] While Matt Bennett accepts the government's right to withhold employment taxes- -medicare & social security taxes, for example, he expects he won't owe the government anything in the way of income taxes. [28:38] ((I'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO FILE A RETURN. IF THEY WITHHELD MORE MONEY THAN I OWE, OR IF I DON'T OWE ANYTHING AT ALL, I'LL REQUEST IT BE RETURNED.)) [RUNS:09] The correspondence Bennett got purports to be from someone named Steven Warner, at the "Questionable W-4 Program" in Fresno. Bennett says he's been told "Steve Warner" doesn't exist. [46:55] (( I'M ON THE PHONE WITH THIS GUY, AND I'M NOT EVEN THINKING QUICKLY. WAIT, YOU JUST TOLD ME YOU SENT ME LETTERS, ALL THIS CORRESPONDENCE I'VE HAD WITH YOU ISN'T EVEN A REAL PERSON.)) [RUNS:07]))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]

Bennett's complaint has been forwarded to the Department of Justice. The government has until mid-February to respond.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[WRITER=dse]
[SS=NONE]
[ENG#=APRISA]


The governor wants you to think about your future.
Still ahead on News Seven, why he says you should be concerned about long-term care
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[VO-NAT]


And while neighbors fight to stop a methadone clinic from opening in Roanoke, one patient says it's needed.
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[1st-Wx]
[Kaine-Legislation]

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-50 TC51:42]
[GRAPHIC=TIm Kaine]


Education and more State Police Officers are included in the Lieutenant Governor's legislative agenda this year.

Tim Kaine announced his plans today.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jennifer/State Microwave;]

Richmond Bureau Chief Jennifer Wishon is here with the details. Jean, Kaine is a long- time supporter of a four- year university in Southside.
[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL State microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

This year he'll continue his work on that issue along with other higher- education initiatives.
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[IN Q=I am very excited that]

((TIM KAINE: I AM VERY EXCITED THAT IT LOOKS LIKE THIS YEAR MAYBE THE MOST SUBSTANTIVE ISSUE THAT WE'RE GOING TO WRESTLE WITH IS HIGHER EDUCATION.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=with is higher education]

As part of his proposal, Kaine wants to give Virginia Boards of Visitors the authority to raise tuition to match inflation rates each year. Schools could further increase tuition with permission from the State Council of Higher Education or anytime the state failed to fully meet Base Adequacy Funding obligations.
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[IN Q=Part of the goal]

((TIM KAINE: PART OF THE GOAL FOR THIS IS NOT ONLY TO ESTABLISH A PRESUMPTION THAT TUITION SHOULD INCREASE ONLY AT THE LEVEL OF INFLATION- IT'S ALSO TO PUT SOME ACCOUNTABILITY ON THE LEGISLATORS SHOULDERS.)) [RUNS11]
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Kaine would also like to see K-12 teachers consistently receive annual evaluations and see teacher salaries begin to match the national average. Where transportation is concerned Kaine wants to lock up the Transportation Trust Fund.
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[SOT 12:08:57]
[IN Q=When you tell someone that we're]

((TIM KAINE: WHEN YOU TELL SOMEONE THAT WE'RE TAKING THIS MONEY FROM YOU AT THE GAS PUMP AND THIS MONEY WILL GO TO TRANSPORTATION AND TRANSPORTATION IS A HIGH PRIORITY ON EVERYBODY'S MIND WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THOSE MONEYS ALWAYS GO TO TRANSPORTATION.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=go to Transportation.]

Where public safety is concerned- Kaine hopes to enhance penalties for juveniles convicted of illegally carrying guns. He'd also like to create more positions for State Police to free up some 113 specialists that often times pull double duty.
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[SOT 11:53:27]
[IN Q=These are issues I've]

((TIM KAINE: THESE ARE ISSUES I'VE CARED ABOUT FOR SOME TIME AND I THINK THERE ARE SOME SMART SOLUTIONS HERE FOR PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED EVERYWHERE I GO IN VIRGINIA.))
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[OUT Q=everywhere I go in Virginia]))
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[LIVE=Jennifer/FULL State microwave]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]

Tim Kaine is the likely Democratic candidate for Governor this year.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Jean & Jennifer/State MicrowaveMicrowave;]

Jean, Likely Republican candidate Attorney General Jerry Kilgore laid out his legislative agenda last month.
(Jean wraps with Jennifer)
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


The General Assembly convenes Wednesday afternoon, then hears from Governor Mark Warner that evening.
WDBJ-7 will carry Warner's State of the Commonwealth address live Wednesday night, beginning at Seven o-clock.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
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Enthusiasm over a flurry of mega mergers sent Wall Street higher. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=440-x/17.07/10621.03/x/8.43/2097.04;]


The DOW gained 17 points today.
The NASDAQ rose eight.
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[COMMERCIAL]

[Methadone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=04-44 TC1:44:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


A Roanoke County man says he's speaking up for people on methadone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

Robert Ahern travels to Galax seven days a week to control his heroin addiction. But, Ahern says the trips are time-consuming and costly.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

He says a new methadone clinic in Roanoke is just what he needs.
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[SOT 5249]
[IN Q=it's very, very]

((ROBERT AHERN/METHADONE PATIENT: IT'S VERY VERY IMPORTANT, CAUSE I DON'T KNOW IF I COULD KEEP UP, RIGHT NOW I HAVE HELP FROM FAMILY MEMBERS, AND EVERYTHING WITH THE MONEY FOR THE GASOLINE, AND NOT BEING ABLE TO WORK THE KIND OF WORK THAT I CAN WORK, BUT I WON'T HAVE THAT FOREVER.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Ahern/Methadone Patient;]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=have that forever]
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[VO-NAT]

The Vietnam vet says many people have misconceptions about methadone patients, and fail to realize they're just regular people who want better lives. C-R-C officials say the new clinic on Hershberger Road could begin seeing patients pretty soon.
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[Superintendent]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=04-45 TC1:09:10]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[ENG#=2]


Just how many people applied to be Roanoke's next School Superintendent? Today was the deadline to apply.
The school board should know by week's end just how many people want the job.
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[VO-NAT 06]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


The firm that's handling the search will meet with board members to review the applications.
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[SOT 17:46:31]
[IN Q=]

((KATHY STOCKBURGER/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL BD. CHAIR: I'M EXTREMELY OPTOMISTSIC THAT THE FIRM HAS NOT ONLY ACCEPTED APPLICATIONS FROM QUALIFIED CANDIDATES BUT ACTIVELY RECRUITED USING THE GUIDELENES WE GAVE THEM THROUGH COMMUNITY IMPUT PROCESS.))
[SUPER=01-Kathy Stockburger/Roanoke School Board Chair]
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[OUT Q=COMMUNITY IMPUT PROCESS.]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=None]


Stockburger says if all goes on schedule, interviews will take place next month and a new superintendent will be on board by July.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mst]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=APRISA]

Lots of college hoops news tonight from the mid-majors as VMI and Radford are both in action tonight. The Tech football team gets some lofty praise for next season.
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[VO-NAT]

and no one deserves more praise in the NFL than Peyton Manning. Today, he earned serious MVP honors.
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[S-VMI]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-178 1:47:28]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]
[ENG#=1]


The VMI basketball team is back on the home court tonight, taking on Coastal Carolina at seven.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :00]


VMI will try and snap a four game losing streak and tonight begins a stretch of nine straight Big South Games. Bart Bellairs tries to divide the season up into four segments.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Bart Bellairs/VMI Head Basketball Coach; :03]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=......home games"]
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[S-Corrie]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-186 3725TC]
[GRAPHIC=radford]
[ENG#=2]


The Radford University men and women are playing tonight in a Dedmon Center doubleheader. Earlier today, Big South
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; : 00]

freshman of the week honors went to Highlander frosh Corrie Fertitta (FER-TEET-UH). The former Northside star helped the Lady Highs pick up two wins last week as she averaged 9 points, five rebounds and two steals a contest. Highlights from tonight's game for you at 11.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-189 4231tc]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]
[ENG#=4]


A week ago tonight the Hokies dropped their season finale to Auburn in the Sugar Bowl. Now the real fun begins - trying to maintain the level of success that was attained this season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/Last Monday;]

Today, Sports Illustrated dot com released its preseason picks for next season. And the Hokies have been tabbed the number three team in the nation. A lot has to happen for that to materialize, but one reason for the high expectations is the fact that all of the top returning receivers will just be sophomores.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Royal/Led Tech with 28 Catches in 2004; ]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...great team next year."]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]

Current champ Southern Cal is picked to pull off a three-peat, while LSU is second, Ohio State fourth, and Tennessee fifth in the Sports Illustrated poll.

[S-Peyton]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-188 46:26]
[GRAPHIC=NFL]
[ENG#=1]


For the second straight year, Peyton Manning is the N-F-L's Most Valuable Player. Manning was a near unanimous choice after breaking Dan Marino's 20-year old touchdown passing record.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Peyton Manning/NFL 2005 MVP; :00]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=..every single year"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN; :00]

The Colts leader got all but one of the 48 votes cast. The other went to Atlanta's Michael Vick. Manning also breaks Steve Young's record for season long quarterback ranking. Manning adds the M-V-P honors to his N-F-L Offensive Player of the Year selection and his starters spot on the All-Pro team. He has also helped his coach re-invent himself.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Tony Dungy/Colts Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=........offensive genius"]
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[S-River]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=MOTOR MILE SPEEDWAY]


The Motor Mile Speedway in Radford expanded beyond belief last season after being purchased by the folks at Shelors. Now the track is expanding its racing calendar to include a visit by the Busch North Series. This is a training ground series that has produced the likes of Jimmy Spencer, Ricky Craven and Martin Truex, Junior.

The Race will be held on August 20th.


[Warner-Aging]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jwi]
[TAPE#=04-51 TC39:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]
[ENG#=1]


If you're between the ages of 50- and 70 expect a letter from Governor Mark Warner in the coming weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]

The governor today announced a public education campaign encouraging Virginians to plan for the impacts of aging. Warner, who recently celebrated his 50th birthday, will be sending letters and appearing in television ads encouraging Virginians to apply for a long- term tool kit.
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[SOT 23:19:32]
[IN Q=We really think getting this]

((MARK WARNER: WE REALLY THINK GETTING THIS INFORMATION INTO CONSUMERS HANDS IS AN IMPORTANT FIRST IN EDUCATING FOLKS ON THE CHOICES THEY NEED TO BE MAKING NOW.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=need to be making now]
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[VO-NAT]

The tool kit includes a list of available resources and a "Virginia Long Term Care Guide." Warner says planning now will help off- set rising Medicaid costs in the future.
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[WIPE TO PHONE # FS]

If you'd like to order a tool kit you can do so by calling 1-866- PLAN- LTC. (-------------)