02/28/05

11 p.m.

SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM


GRAPHIC=None Coming up on News Seven,



ENG#=1





VO-NAT VO-NAT



If your road has yet to be
plowed, be patient.

VDOT's just now reaching some of
the out of the way places.

Plus, It's been almost a decade
since VMI was forced to them.

How are women adjusting to the
rat line?


And, there will be no refueling
for this adventurer.

Steve Fossett's off on a wing and
a prayer.
SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

News Seven at Eleven is next.

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*CG 4064
News 7 at 11 Banner


*CG standup Shannon Young
syoung@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Robin Reed
rreed@wdbj7.com


*CG standup Mike Stevens
mstevens@wdbj7.com

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VO-NAT VO-NAT



The winter snowstorm is over.

But, the road ahead still may be rough
for hundreds of V-Dot drivers.

SOT FULL SOT FULL




INQ=you can't go 2836 YOU CAN'T GO BUT 25 MPH OVER THE
RUNS=06 MOUNTAIN. IT JUST TAKES A LITTLE LONGER
OQ=do your area TO DO YOUR AREA 42


SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=News 7 @ 11 Good evening, I'm Shannon Young.


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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Winter Weather Now that the major roads have been


treated and plowed, V-Dot crews will be
spending the night focusing on
secondary roads and side streets.

DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & DOUBLE BOXES


Shannon/Microwave Tonight, Myranda Stephens got a front
seat view of some of the challenges
crews face.

That's right, Shannon.

While V-Dot workers are working around
the clock to make the roads safe for
others,

LIVE=Myranda Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG standup Myranda Stephens
mstephens@wdbj7.com


*CG live Roanoke

they also have to watch out for their
own safety.

ENG#=3 SOT FULL



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INQ=It's eight pm




*CG locator Roanoke Co.
00


*CG 2line Clarence Boone
VDOT Driver
09



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OQ=ALL ANYBODY CAN DO <


It's eight p-m.

NATS

The start of another long night for
Clarence Boone.

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INQ=three o'clock 3240 THREE OCLOCK IN THE MORNING IT'S


LIKE A BLACK HOLE, YOU CAN'T SEE IT'S
PRETTY SCARY SOMETIMES 46

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OQ=scary sometimes Boone has been a snowplower for V-Dot


for eight and half years.

He started out working dayside on
Interstate-81.

Now he works the night shift on Route
311.

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INQ=the road's 2902 THE ROAD'S A WHOLE LOT NARROWER,



AND YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL, ESPECIALLY
AT NIGHT. AND A LOT OF TIMES YOU CAN'T
SEE THE BLACK ICE UNTIL YOU'RE ON IT 11

RUN09 (END SOT)



OQ=you're on it It's just one of the many challenges


Boone says all nighttime plowers face.

But, he says the biggest challenge is
just trying to stay awake.

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INQ=cause you 3121 CAUSE YOU GET OUT HERE, FOR


12-HOURS AND THAT SNOW IS BEATING DOWN
ON YOU AND KINDA LIKE HYPNOTIZE YOU AND
YOU CAN'T HARDLY SEE ANYWAY YOU GOT
LIKE A WHITEOUT 30

RUN09 (END SOT)



OQ=like a whiteout Boone says he's had some close calls --


that's why he keeps his speed limit at
25 -- even though some don't always
like it.

SOT FULL SOT FULL



INQ=they throw 3637 THEY THROW FOOD AT YOU, SNOWBALLS,


CUSS AT YOU, AND FLIPPING YOU OFF 40

RUN03 (END SOT)



OQ=flipping you off But despite a few bad run-ins from time


to time, Boone says he loves his job --
and knowing the work he does tonight,
may just help someone else get to
where they're going safely tomorrow.

SOT FULL SOT FULL




INQ=you just go 45:49 YOU JUST GO OUT HERE AND DO THE


BEST YOU CAN THAT'S ALL YOU CAN DO
THAT'S ALL ANYBODY CAN DO 55

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OQ=can do





LIVE=Myranda Full/Microwave LIVE FULL

*CG live Roanoke

Boone says the heavy snow we saw today
can be difficult, because it's harder
on their equipment and they have to use
more fuel.

DOUBLE BOXES=Myranda & Robin/Microwave DOUBLE BOXES



But, he says the warmer temperatures
did help out quite a bit, and hopefully
Robin, it'll continue that way?

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Robin On Cam Toss back to anchor
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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Winter Weather The snow did *not* shut down
ENG#=4 every school in the region. Virginia


Tech stayed open.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Blacksburg

The Unversity had a two hour
delay this morning, but kept running.

Around noontime, though, our
cameras found an empty drillfield.

It appears most students decided
to stay home.

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INQ=you know




*CG 2line Chas Hill
VT Senior CHAS HILL: YOU KNOW I THINK A LOT OF
KIDS WERE EXPECTING CLASSES TO BE
CANCELLED ESPECIALLY WITH THEM STARTING
LATE. THE 8 AND 905 CLASSES WERE
CANCELLED. SO I THINK THE KIDS THAT
STARTED AT 10:10 AND LATER FELT A
LITTLE BIT JIPPED SO THEY JUST CALLED
IT A DAY AND WENT BACK TO BED.


RUNS=:12



OQ=back to bed.





VO-NAT VO-NAT



The University usually stays open
unless Blacksburg Transit can't get
around.

Radford University was closed
today.
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*CG locator Campbell Co.

Warm ground temperatures helped
Central Virginia road crews keep the
main thoroughfares clear most of the
day, despite a constant snowfall.

V-DOT crews say heavily-travelled
highways like 460 are in good shape,
but they're just now getting to some of
the secondary roads and side streets.

Area police report plenty of
minor accidents but few involved any
injuries.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Some said it was a sad day when VMI


was forced to admit women.

The co-eds arrived on Post nearly
eight years ago and today they're there
however not in large numbers.

But have women been accepted?

Women at VMI Graphic in Monitor DOUBLE BOXES



DOUBLE BOXES=Shannon & Justin/BAM Justin McLeod is here now with some


answers. Justin, any consensus?

Shannon, most agree it's getting
better over time.

LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL

*CG standup Justin McLeod
jmcleod@wdbj7.com We heard that from the administration
as well as current cadets, male and
female.

But the reality is getting to this
point hasn't been easy.

ENG#=2 SOT FULL



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INQ=NAT Sound




*CG locator Lexington
:00



*CG nameloc Josiah Bunting
VMI Superintendent
1995
:23


*CG 2line Jackie Tugman
Class of 2002
:38 (QUICK)


*CG 2line Kathleen Resetar
VMI Sophomore
:48


*CG 2line Mike Strickler
VMI Spokesperson
1:03


*CG 2line Shannon Meehan
VMI Senior
1:15


*CG 2line Elizabeth Davis
VMI Sophomore <<((NAT SOUND OF PARADE ON TAPE LABELED 1:59 "WINTER PARADE"))

If you were to visit VMI, you'd see
plenty of men and not a lot of women.

They only make up five percent of the
Corps.

SOT FULL 7:21:27 SOT FULL




INQ=We know it's MIKE STRICKLER/VMI SPOKESPERSON: WE


KNOW IT'S TOO LOW AND WE WANT TO
IMPROVE IT.

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OQ=to improve it The fact that women are here at all


is pretty amazing when you consider VMI
fought so hard to keep them out.

SOT FULL 36:54 on TAPE 95-68 SOT FULL



INQ=This is not ((JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT:


THIS IS NOT A PLACE THAT SHOULD HAVE
YOUNG WOMEN ANYMORE THAN SWEET BRIAR
SHOULD HAVE YOUNG MEN.

RUN05 (END SOT)



OQ=HAVE YOUNG MEN But the Supreme Court said


differently in June 1996.

The following year, 30 women arrived
on Post.

Jackie Tugman was part of the second
class of women.

SOT FULL 7:28:00 SOT FULL



INQ=I was definitely scared JACKIE TUGMAN/CLASS OF 2002: I WAS


DEFINITELY SCARED AND IT WAS DEFINITELY
HARD.

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OQ=was definitely hard Especially because women must meet


the same physical requirements as men.

SOT FULL 8:00:12 SOT FULL



INQ=Some people KATHLEEN RESETAR/VMI SOPHOMORE: SOME


PEOPLE BELIEVE THAT WOMEN PHYSICALLY

CAN'T DO THE SAME AS A MAN HERE BUT
WE'VE HAD WOMEN HERE PROVE OTHERWISE.

RUN09 (END SOT)



OQ=prove otherwise VMI says the only concession made for


women is the length of their hair.

SOT FULL 7:14:40 SOT FULL



INQ=The cadets in MIKE STRICKLER/VMI SPOKESPERSON: THE


CADETS IN COMMITTEES, AND IN MEETINGS
SAID THE WOMEN WHO COME HERE SHOULD
LOOK LIKE WOMEN.

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OQ=SHOULD LOOK LIKE WOMEN So is that an indication that men now


accept women here at VMI?

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INQ= SHANNON MEEHAN/VMI SENIOR: EVEN WITHIN


MY OWN CLASS, STUDENTS THAT INITIALLY
STARTED OUT DISLIKING WOMEN AND FEELING
THEY DON'T BELONG HERE HAVE CHANGED.

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OQ=HERE HAVE CHANGED But do the women feel the same way?



SOT FULL 7:59:21 SOT FULL



INQ=I was a little KATHLEEN RESETAR/VMI SOPHOMORE: I WAS


A LITTLE BIT CONCERNED AND STILL HAVE
SOME CONCERNS EVERYDAY BUT I HAVEN'T
REALLY ENCOUNTERED TOO MUCH OF
DIFFICULTIES OR PROBLEMS SO FAR.

RUN09 (END SOT)



OQ=OR PROBLEMS SO FAR Not everyone been so lucky.



There have been complaints of hazing

and sexual harassment involving women,
two have led to expulsions, another a
suspension.

Back in 1999 for example, a
regimental commander was expelled after
he tried to coerce female cadets into
sexual activity.

But VMI says overall the problem is
small and current cadets back that up.

SOT FULL 8:03:57 SOT FULL



INQ=Everyone is very ELIZABETH DAVIS/VMI SOPHOMORE:


EVERYONE IS VERY PROFESSIONAL IN THE
WAY THEY HANDLE THEMSELVES AND I
DEFINITELY HADN'T HAD ANY SEVERE RUN IN
WITH PEOPLE WHO FEEL WOMEN SHOULDN'T BE
HERE.

RUN08 (END SOT)



OQ=shouldn't be here That wasn't the case in 2001 when a


female cadet became pregnant.

That prompted VMI to institute a
policy that said no cadet, male or
female, could become a parent.

VMI acknowledges several female and
male cadets have resigned since the
policy was instituted.

Despite the controversies, current
female cadets we talked to say
attitudes are changing here at VMI.

SOT FULL 8:03:44 SOT FULL




INQ=Of course there ELIZABETH DAVIS/VMI SOPHOMORE: OF


COURSE THERE ARE STILL SOME WHO FEEL
WOMEN SHOULD NOT BE AT VMI BUT THEY ARE
FEW AND FAR BETWEEN.

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OQ=few and far between





RUNS=2:37 (END SOT)



OQ=ARE FEW AND FAR BETWEEN





LIVE=Justin Full/BAM LIVE FULL



But many women who start out at VMI
end up leaving.

Why is that and what is VMI doing to
bring more women to Post?

DOUBLE BOXES=SHannon & Justin/BAM DOUBLE BOXES



Shannon, we'll tackle some of those
issues tomorrow night at 11.

QUESTION: Justin, you mention that all
cadets must do the same physical test.
What is it?

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GRAPHIC=Osama bin Laden US officials say they've picked up new
ENG#=3 intelligence indicating Osama Bin Laden


is enlisting his top operative in Iraq
to attack the United States.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG file File Tape

Officials say Bin Laden has been in
contact with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi
within the past two months.

al-Zarqawi is blamed for scores
of attacks in Iraq but hasn't been
known to set his sights on the U-S.

Analysts believe Bin Laden is
reaching out to al-Zarqawi to get him
involved in operations outside Iraq.

One U-S official says the
information is based on "credible

but not specific" intelligence.

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ENG#=4




*CG locator Hilla, Iraq

Meanwhile at least 125 people are
dead and 150 wounded after the
deadliest single insurgent attack since

the U-S invaded Iraq.

Officials say a suicide attacker
drove a car bomb into a group of police
recruits lined up for their physicals.

Shoppers at a nearby market were also
killed.

And in Mosul, clashes between Iraqi
commandoes and insurgent gunmen left
four civilians dead and two others
wounded.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

A huge sale in the department
store business.

Still ahead, some big chains
will join forces.

ENG#=APRISA VO-NAT



VO-NAT




USE NAT SOUND UNDER!!!! Plus there was order in the
court... but not outside.

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INQ= << Hey folks Mike Stevens back in


the News 7 sports office as the Bart
Bellairs is relieved of his coaching
Duties at VMI today after 11 seasons.

Cory Alexander gets an invite to
return to the NBA with the Charlotte
Bobcats.

Plus, the ACC women's regular
season comes to close, and the
Nationals are set to crank it up in
their inaugural season. Tonight on the
Big 7.>>

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OQ=...the big 7



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MINI OPEN

SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Shooting The family of a suspect shot and
ENG#=1 killed outside the regional jail in


Rockbridge County Friday figured the
incident had to have been recorded on
videotape.

VO-NAT VO-NAT



But it wasn't.

These cameras enable officers to
monitor the jail, but the
superintendent says they're not
connected to video tape recorders.

SOT FULL 12:16:45 SOT FULL
INQ=There's no taping




*CG 2line John Higgins
Jail Superintendent THERE'S NO TAPING OF ANY OF THESE
MONITORS. THE CAMERAS COME BACK TO THE
CONTROL ROOM SO OFFICERS CAN VIEW
WHAT'S GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE
FACILITY.

RUNS=10



OQ=throughout the facility





VO-NAT VO-NAT



While a close watch on the video
monitors in the control room may have
alerted the staff that there was a
scuffle in the parking lot, Higgins

says the cook happened to be outside
and that she was the one who first
reported it.

Sheriff's deputies ran outside-
-along with the sheriff himself.

Jerry Wayne Ruley had gotten
Deputy Randy Chittum's gun away from
him.

It went off, striking Ruley in
the neck, killing him.

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SHAN ON CAM SHAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Michael Jackson Opening statements in Michael
ENG#=3 Jackson's trial will continue tomorrow.



VO-NAT :14 VO-NAT

*CG locator Santa Maria, CA

The singer's child molestation
trial got underway today in Santa
Maria, California today.

Both sides presented their case
giving the jury starkly opposing images
of the pop star.

The prosecution portrayed him as
a perverted child molester.

SOT FULL SOT FULL
INQ=We know the testimony...





*CG 2line Andrew Cohen
CBS News Legal Analyst ANDREW COHEN/CBS NEWS LEGAL ANALYST:
WE KNOW THE TESTIMONY IS GOING TO BE
GRAPHIC AND GROSS. (//)THIS IS NOT THE
MOST IMPORTANT CASE IN AMERICAN
HISTORY// IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT'S
MICHAEL JACKSON.

RUNS=:12



OQ=because it's Michael Jackson.





VO-NAT :19 VO-NAT



Jackson's defense claims he was
the victim of a con artist who used her
cancer-stricken son to prey on
celebrities for money.
SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=HOLD The 46-year old Jackson is


accused of molesting a then-13-year-old
cancer patient at his Neverland ranch
in early 2003, giving him

alcohol and conspiring to hold him and
his family captive.
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ENG#=4





*CG locator New Orleans, LA

Two families nearly came to
blows outside a New Orleans courthouse
after the verdict in a murder trial.

A woman was found not guilty
of murdering her police officer
boyfriend.

Shortly after the verdict was
read, some members of both families
started threatening each other outside
the courthouse.

No one was injured and no
arrests were made.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A mega-merger looms on the horizon-



ENG#=2





VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator New York, NY

Federated Department Stores has reached
a deal to buy rival May Department
Stores for nearly eleven-billion
dollars.

The merger would join Federated- known

for its Macy's and Bloomingdale's
stores- with the May Company - known
locally for its Hecht's and David's
Bridal chains.

Officials say the merger would create a
retailing giant better able to compete
against Walmart and other discount
chains.

The new company would boast
one-thousand stores and 30-billion
dollars in annual sales.

(END VO) (END VO)



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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

Still ahead on News Seven, an
update on the Reverend Jerry Falwell's
condition.

ENG#=Aprisa VO-NAT



VO-NAT Plus, he's already set aviation


records... now adventurer Steve
Fossett's on a new flight. We'll tell
you about it.

(END VO) (END VO)

COMMERCIAL

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Marvin Thompson The Roanoke School Board has offered a

EDUCATION ANIMATION contract to Marvin Thompson, the
ENG#=1 northern Virginia educator recently


tapped to lead the city schools. But
in this Education Seven report, it may
take another week to get his name on
the dotted line.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke
February 16 School officials forwarded their
contract proposal to Thompson late last
week.

They describe it as a fair agreement,
consistent with advertisements that
listed a salary in the neighborhood of
150- thousand dollars.

School board members were hoping to
have a formal signing ceremony tomorrow
night, but the school board meeting has
been postponed a week because of the
bad weather.

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SHANNON ON CAM SHANNON ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Jerry Falwell After a week-long battle with
ENG#=2 pneumonia, the Reverend Jerry Falwell


should be out of the hospital by the
end of this week.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lynchburg
File Tape Falwell had spent about four days
on a ventilator after he had trouble
breathing on his own, but his son
Jonathan says he was taken off that
machine yesterday morning.

The 71-year-old minister
reportedly has been eating, walking
around and talking on the phone over
the past day or so.

Jonathan Falwell expects his
father to go home on Thursday or
Friday.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=NONE Bart Bellairs is no longer the
ENG#=Aprisa head coach at VMI.



Cory Alexander gets an unexpected
call from the NBA.

And Tech's Angela Tincher gets
another honor from the ACC.

But first - speaking of ACC
women.


VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Raleigh, NC
FSN The ACC women's regular season :00 ended tonight and even if you hate
hoops, you have to admire State coach
Kay Yow who has beaten the flu, a
recurrence of breast cancer and the
prognosticators with the help of former
Fleming star Kadijah Wittington to get
the Pack over 20 wins this year.

Tonight Yow, Wittington and the
rest of the team whipped Clemson 69 to
45.

If the Hokies can win two games
in the tourney - they could face the
pack in the semi-finals. Now the
scores.

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*CG colbball j

Pittsburgh #24


72



Boston #5


50



Big East Men
j

Oklahoma #20


74


Texas
58


Big 12 Men


*CG colbball j
Delaware St.
64


Hampton
54


MEAC
j
Norfolk State
59


Howard
48


MEAC


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Winthrop
26
j
Liberty
79


8th Straight Title for Lady Flames
j
N.C. State
69


Clemson
45


Khadija Whittington - 15 Points


*CG nba j
San Antonio
94

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Cleveland
92




j
New York
117


L.A. Lakers

115


Final In Overtime

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=ACC The Boston College Golden Eagles
ENG#=1 are coming to the ACC next season, but


tonight is was

GRAPHIC=BIG EAST all about their current home - the Big


East.

The fifth ranked team in the
nation was hosting slumping Pittsburgh
in Chestnut Hill.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Chestnut Hill, MA
ESPN BC had not lost on its home court :00 all season long and a win tonight would
clinch the regular season Big east
title.

The Golden Eagles started well,
watch the best in unselfish play as

they work the fast break to perfection
with the give and go for two.

But they also put on a clinic is
how NOT to play the half court trap.
Pittsburgh just splits the defense and
Levon Kendall gets to the rack for the
easy dunk.

*CG final Pittsburgh #24


72 Later watch the Panthers - Carl
Boston College #5 Krauser go between his legs at the free

50 throw line with this feed for the slam.

Pitt whips BC 72-to-50 tonight.

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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=VMI The help wanted sign is up at the
ENG#=2 basketball office at VMI after head


coach Bart Bellairs was in effect,
fired today.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Lexington
:00 While Bellairs will no longer
coach basketball for VMI, the
winningest coach in school history has
been asked to stay on and work in the
promotions and marketing areas within
the athletic department.


Bellairs led the VMI hoopsters
for 11 seasons and had 116 wins and 191
losses, but the Keydets haven't had a
winning season since the 1997-98
campaign.

In March of 1996, he and then
head football coach Bill Stewart inked
longterm contracts with the school, and
then in February of 1998, Bellairs was
given a new 10 years contract
extension. He is still under contract
through 2011.

This season the Keydets were just
9 and 18 overall and only 3 and 13 in
the Big South - plus they failed to
qualify for the conference's postseason
tournament.

Athletic director Donny White
said while it was a tough decision, it
was simply time for new leadership and
a new direction.

A search for his successor is
underway.

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ANCHOR ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=DAZZLE The NBA is making it tough for



ENG#=3 the Roanoke Dazzle to stay in first


place in the league.

VO-NAT VO-NAT

*CG locator Roanoke
:00 Today, Cory Alexander, the
starting point guard and the heart and
soul of the team, has been signed by
the Charlotte Bobcats.

Cory is the the third callup from
the NBDL in the past seven days and all
have been from the Dazzle. Alexander
has played in and started 32 games for
Roanoke this season. He is third in the
league in scoring at 16 points per
game.

Cory is a a six-year veteran of
NBA play with the Spurs, Nuggets and
Magic. The UVa grad and Wayneboro
native was selected by the San Antonio
Spurs in the first round of the 1995
NBA Draft.

(MIKE ON CAMERA) MIKE ON CAMERA
HOLD DAZZLE The Dazzle is home tomorrow night
taking on second place Columbus at the
Civic Center. Roanoke is currently one
and half games in front of the
Riverdragons
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=ANGELA TINCHER When former James River softball


phenom Angela Tincher announced she was
taking her fastball to Tech, no one
doubted that she would be a success,
just not an overnight success.

For the second straight week the
talented freshman has been named the
ACC's player of the week.

This past week she had three wins
and two saves as Tech finished the week
with a 7-and-0 record.

She pitched 30 innings last week
- 28 were scoreless.
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MIKE ON CAM MIKE ON CAM

GRAPHIC=Nationals The Washington Nationals open the
ENG#=4 spring training schedule this week.


Travis Wells says that expectations in
D.C. are high as fans anxiously
awaiting the team's arrival next month.

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*CG locator Viera, FL

:00


*CG 2line Ryan Church
Nationals Outfielder
:25


*CG 2line Esteban Loaiza
Nationals Pitcher
:43


*CG 2line Nick Johnson
Nationals Starting First Baseman
1:10


*CG standup Travis Wells
twells@wdbj7.com < years later, DC gets its 4th shot at
major league baseball. The Nationals
will play in RFK Stadium in 2005 before
moving into a new park on the Anacostia
River next season. And the Nats hope
to give the faithful plenty to cheer
about.

RYAN CHURCH/NATIONALS OUTFIELDER:

ESTEBAN LOAIZA/NATIONALS PITCHER:

The NL East is arguably the toughest
division in baseball, but the Nats are
confident they can play a role in the

pennant chase.

NICK JOHNSON/NATIONALS STARTING FIRST
BASEMAN:

TRAVIS WELLS: The Nationals open the
spring training schedule March 2nd
against the Mets on national TV. In
Melbourne, Florida, Travis Wells, News
7 Sports.>>

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SHAN ON CAM SHAN ON CAM

GRAPHIC=None A Millionaire adventurer is
ENG#=1 attempting to break eight aviation


records.

VO-NAT :33 VO-NAT

*CG locator Salina, KS

Steve Fossett took off in his

GlobalFlyer today on what he hopes will
be, among other things the first solo,
non-stop airplane flight around the
world

The scheduled 66-hour journey
started in Kansas.

He is already the first person to
circle the globe solo in a balloon.

The 23-thousand-mile flight will
take Fossett over Africa, the Middle
East, India, China and the Pacific
Ocean.

He admitted being "a bit nervous"
and said he has "a lot to worry about."

Fossett is already the first
person to circle the globe solo in a
balloon.

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The snowstorm may be gone, but its
effects will stay with us for at least
one more day.

TAKE Mornin' GFX #8000 TAKE FS GFX



News 7 Mornin' will have the latest on
weather conditions and school
announcements.Our coverage tomorrow
begins at 5-30 a.m.

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