18:00-01

1-News-head

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VO-NAT


No leads, no motive.
County police trying to piece together what happened to the mechanic found beaten to death at a shop on Brambleton Avenue.
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ANCHOR=Keith


Details on that story coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, along with an in-depth look at the allegations being made about Tech and two of its football players.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in with LIVE report from the opening night of the Valvano Classic at ROanoke College.
Nebraska is the number one team in the nation.
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VO-NAT eng#


and for the first time in school the Virginia Tech Hokies finish the year in the top 10, beating out Notre Dame for the final spot.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Snow showers and much colder air...the weather story stays unsettled for the rest of the week. open
SUPER=#D-50; NEWS-7 AT SIX BANNER
SUPER=@Keith1;
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=@Robin1



Wilson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Murder


Police in Roanoke County have their work cut out for them.
They are looking for leads in the beating death of a Blue Ridge man whose body was found yesterday at the auto shop where he worked.
Ron Jones says the victim's family can't understand how it could have happened.
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SOT
IN Q=The death of
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Yesterday; :07
SUPER=01-Capt. Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police; :14
SUPER=03-Blue Ridge; :33
SUPER=01-Danice Wilson/Sister-In-Law; :44
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:11
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.


((The death of 26-year-old Christopher Lee Wilson is still a mystery.
He was found dead with at General Import Services on Brambleton Avenue by a co-worker.
Police say he suffered from a blow to the head with a blunt object.
SOT 07:20:23:21

((CAPT. RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE CO. POLICE: SOME OF MR.WILSON'S CO-WORKERS AND THEY FOUND HIS BODY IN THE REPAIR SHOP WHERE HE NORMALLY WORKS. HE HAD APPARENTLY COME IN SOMETIME IN THE EARLY EVENING OR LATE EVENING HOURS. WE'RE NOT SURE AT THIS POINT AND APPARENTLY SOMEONE STRUCK HIM IN THE HEAD AND CAUSED HIS DEATH.))
RUNS=:18


When Wilson was 21 he moved to this modest home in Blue Ridge.
His landlord says he was a good tenant-- saving to buy a home.
His family is baffled.
SOT 03:31:01

((DANICE WILSON/SISTER-IN-LAW: WE DON'T KNOW WHY. WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THAT LAST NIGHT THAT HE HAD SO MANY FRIENDS AND WE CAN'T THINK OF ANYBODY WHO WOULD WANT TO HURT HIM ON PURPOSE. BUT GIVEN THE WAY CRIME IS YOU DON'T KNOW. PEOPLE KILL EACH OTHER FOR JACKETS AND ALL KINDS OF STRANGE REASONS AND WE'RE JUST WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE POLICE HAVE TO SAY.))
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Police say they are also baffled.
SOT 07:21:02

((WE HAVE NO LEADS, WE HAVE NO MOTIVES AT THIS TIME. AS I SAID WE'RE TRYING TO PIECE TOGETHER WHAT EVIDENCE WE HAVE.))
RUNS=:08


This case was classified as suspicious.
Now police wants the public's help with a few clues.
Ron Jones News Seven.))

Ross


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=Bryant Ross


When Vickie Ross's sister called her home Saturday night and got an answering machine, she knew something was wrong. Vickie and her husband had never had an answering machine. And they were supposed to be splitting up.
Before the night was out Bryant Richard Ross had been arrested and charged with killing his wife.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Ross was arraigned today on murder and firearms charges and for the theft of his wife's 1988 Buick.
The victim's sister was in court- -between trips to the undertaker to make arrangements for Friday's funeral.
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SOT
IN Q=He had
SUPER=01-Kay Johnson/Victim's Sister

((KAY JOHNSON/VICTIM'S SISTER: HE HAD TOLD HER WHEN SHE LEFT HIM THAT IF HE COULD NOT HAVE HER NO ONE WOULD. HE WOULD KILL HER AND THE CHILD AND EVERYONE. BUT NO ONE ELSE WOULD EVER HAVE HER AGAIN. SO IT WAS PURE EVILNESS. Q: I'M SURE IT'S DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO COME TO A HEARING LIKE THIS, BUT OBVIOUSLY YOU DIDN'T WANT TO MISS IT. A: I COULDN'T MISS IT. I HAD TO BE HERE FOR HER, BECAUSE SHE WOULD BE HERE FOR ME. THAT WAS MY BABY SISTER.))
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OUT Q=baby sister.
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VO-NAT


Johnson says she believes Ross had been stalking her sister... that he tricked Vickie into returning to the apartment when she returned to Roanoke after spending Christmas with her mother in Philadelphia.
He had moved out- -in keeping with their agreement to separate over the holidays, but she says he was hiding in the apartment and surprised her.
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ANCHOR=Keith


A preliminary hearing in the case was set for January 25th.

Henry-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=None


A Henry County teenager accused of killing his stepfather New Year's Eve is back home.
The shooting happened at the victim's residence in Fieldale.
After a court appearance today the 15- year- old was released into the custody of his mother and ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device.
He was also ordered to undergo counseling.
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Monday;


Police say 30- year- old, James Nelson Marshall, Junior was shot in the chest.
Authorities believe the young man and his stepfather were struggling over a 22- caliber rifle when the weapon discharged.
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FireTruck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-104
GRAPHIC=None


A Danville woman who was a passenger in a car that collided with a fire truck on New Year's Eve has died.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Sunday;


The accident happened at the intersection of Routes 58 and 622 in Pittsylvania County.
Hospital officials say 69- year old Recie (REE-CEE) Clay died yesterday.
Her husband, DeRoy (DEE-ROY) Clay was driving the car.
The couple's 11- year old grandson was also in the vehicle.
He and his grandfather are recovering from their injuries.
State police say the driver of the Brosville (BRAHS-vul) -Cascade Volunteer firetruck was answering a fire call.
No charges have been filed.
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Lippard


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-97
GRAPHIC=Tracy Lippard


Tracy Lippard has served three months of a two- year sentence, but the former beauty queen still hopes to win her freedom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lewisburg, WV;


Lippard was sentenced to jail for an attack on the family of her romantic rival.
But the one- time Miss Williamsburg says she didn't receive a fair trial in Greenbrier County.
She contends her original lawyer should have asked a judge to move the trial.
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SOT
IN Q=In my mind

((TODD SCOTT/LIPPARD'S FORMER BOYFRIEND: IN MY MIND, I FEEL SHE DID RECEIVE PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION OR SHE'D BE DOING 35 YEARS NOT TWO YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Todd Scott/Lippard's Former Boyfriend;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=not two years.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Tracy Lippard


Today, a judge in Lewisburg scheduled a full hearing in February to consider Lippard's motion for a new trial.

Fed-workers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#95-102
GRAPHIC=Government Shutdown


A judge in Washington says the government can force federal employees to work without pay.
District Judge Emmet Sullivan says he's sympathetic to the plight of government workers.
But he says for him to block the plan to put workers back on the job withOUT a check could "create a crisis" in Washington.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Even as they were arguing the issue in court, about two dozen federal workers were staging a demonstration in front of the federal building in Roanoke this noon.
A few are still on the job, joining the protest during their lunch break. Most of them were furloughed in mid-December.
Linda Edwards has been sitting at home for almost three weeks wondering how she'll ever get her work caught up when she does return.
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SOT 3:55:10
IN Q=They want you

((Q: THEY WANT YOU TO COME IN AND PERHAPS WORK FOR NOTHING. I WOULD DO THAT RATHER THAN SIT AT HOME. REALLY. YES, I WOULD BECAUSE THE WORK'S THERE TO BE DONE.))
SUPER=01-Linda Edwards/V.A. Worker
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to be done.
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VO-NAT


There is no universal agreement- -even among Republicans- -to keep government employees on the job without paying them.
The House today rejected a plan re-open federal agencies... at least through the end of next week.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--the latest on an eight million dollar lawsuit against Virginia Tech.
We'll hear from the lawyer representing a former student who says two football players raped her and then got preferential treatment from the school.
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VO-NAT


while in downtown Roanoke tonight--they're saying good bye to an old friend.
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SOT HEIRONIMUS TAPE ONE 12:41:34
IN Q=Well I hate

((ALAN FROST/HEIRONIMUS CUSTOMER: WELL I HATE TO SEE IT GO. I MEAN, I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A KID.))
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OUT Q=when I was a kid.
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VO-NAT


Heironimus is closing its doors and the hunt for bargains is on--Robin?
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Toss to Robin Roll Lake Level Roll
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Morrison


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


The 8- million dollar lawsuit against Virginia Tech and two of its football players could establish a legal landmark.
The attorney who took on V-M-I's single sex status two years ago wants Tech to rethink how it deals with women and rape.
Ellen Qualls spoke with attorney Eileen Wagner.
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SOT
IN Q=Eileen Wagner
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape; :11
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Attorney; :22
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Football Coach; 1:23
SUPER=@Ellen2; :
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond,


(( Eileen Wagner took on the all- male rat line at VMI.
She took on VCU when a professor spanked a student.
She prides herself on that one making it on Saturday Night Live.
So when former Virginia Tech student Christy Brzonkala (bron-KALA) came to her with an alleged rape, and a football player whose suspension was lifted in time for the fall season, Eileen Wagner hit the field running.
sot TAPE TWO 07:03:03

((THERE ARE SEVERAL NEW RULES THAT HAVE COME OUT JUST IN THE LAST YEAR THAT ARE VERY FAVORABLE FOR WOMEN WHO ARE PLAINTIFFS IN SEX ABUSE CASES.))
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Wagner's asking for an injunction to keep Tech from letting students who may have just been raped take their cases before an internal judicial panel.
sot TAPE TWO 06:51:59

((CERTAINLY THEY MUST ALSO REGULATE THEIR INTERNAL LIFE, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO ACTS THAT ARE SERIOUS CRIMES, THEN THEY SHOULD TURN IT OVER TO THE POLICE AND STAY OUT OF IT.))
runs=:12


A Tech spokesman says the internal review allows confidentiality, and requires a lower standard of proof -- thereby making the campus safer.
SOT TAPE TWO 06:51:09

((WHERE WE'RE ... THEY ARE RUSHING IN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD.))
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The university also says Wagner is wrong to assume Coach Frank Beamer rushed in to get the sanction on Morrison lessened.
When News 7 asked if he had intervened in the judicial process, Coach Beamer said only this:
sot take two after camera went off and back on

((pause... THE INFORMATION THAT WAS REPORTED IS NOT CORRECT. AND THAT'S ALL I'M GONNA SAY ABOUT THAT.))
runs=:20


That may be all Beamer will say, but Tech officials say Inside Edition has already lined up Brzonkala and Wagner to tell her side on the tabloid show.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Housing-Cops


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=None


Two full- time police officers will be assigned to Danville's five housing developments.
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VO-NAT


City council approved the arrangement last night.
A grant from the U-S Department of Housing and Urban Development will reimburse the city.
SUPER=03-Danville;


Right now, the areas are patrolled part-time.
Security manager Kenny Wiggins believes full time officers will be more effective because they'll establish ties with the residents.
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IN Q=We're going to

((KENNY WIGGINS/SECURITY MANAGER: WE'RE GOING TO GET BACK TO SOME OF THE BASICS OF POLICE WORK IN HAVING THE POLICE OFFICER WALKING THE BEAT, TALKING TO THE PEOPLE, KNOWING THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY. IN THAT WAY IT INCREASES THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF THE PEOPLE IN THAT COMMUNITY, THEY FEEL MUCH BETTER ABOUT THEIR COMMUNITY, THEY FEEL BETTER ABOUT THE PERSON PROTECTING THEIR COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Kenny Wiggins/Security Manager; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=their community.
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VO-NAT


The officers will begin work in the housing communities by next month.
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Burrow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=Richard Burrow


A former official of Virginia's Explore Park, and an advocate for the Blue Ridge Parkway has a new mission.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Richard Burrow has been hired as the executive director of the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.
Burrow was the project engineer for Explore, overseeing planning and construction of the park's Blue Ridge Settlement.
More recently he has served as executive director of the group, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Richard Burrow


Foundation officials confirm they've hired Burrow to lead their effort to build a national D-Day monument.
His office will be located in Bedford.

Heironimus


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke will soon lose its status as the only large city in Virginia with a department store downtown.
Heironimus is set to close its Jefferson Street location later this month.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len


But Len Besthoff says shoppers nostalgic for the past will likely find themselves visiting the store one last time.
Len I hear the sounds of a sale going on down there.
Live=Len Live Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith if you judge it by the number of shoppers that have been in here today, you got that right.
The big sale at Heironimus began this morning, and a lot of people showed up to score big bargains before their size runs out.
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SOT
IN Q=This is the
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Alan Frost/Heironimus Customer;
SUPER=01-Ardenia Ramsey/Heironimus Customer;
RUNS=:34
OUT Q=you can choose from.


((
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IN Q=This is the biggest

((FLOSSIE PEARCY/HEIRONIMUS CUSTOMER: THIS IS THE BIGGEST DAY I'VE EVER SEEN. ))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=I've ever seen.

PACKED AISLES
Customers packed the aisles at Heironimus, as the downtown store began its final clearance sale.
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SOT 12:42:23
IN Q=Hope to come

((ALAN FROST/HEIRONIMUS CUSTOMER: HOPE TO COME ACROSS SOME BARGAINS.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=some bargains.

SHOTS PEOPLE ON LINE/LOOKING
Apparently a lot of people did, because the sound of a register ringing up a sale was never far away. Nat Sot register
RUNS=:02

MORE CUSTOMERS
Most customers, while saddened by the store's demise, realize it's just a sign of the times.
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SOT 12:41:40
IN Q=It's kind of

((FROST: IT'S KIND OF A LANDMARK, IT'S A BIG DEPARTMENT STORE. THE LAST ONE THAT WE HAVE HERE IN ROANOKE SO I DO HATE TO SEE IT GO.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=see it go.
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SOT 12:36:31
IN Q=I think

((ARDENIA RAMSEY/HEIRONIMUS CUSTOMER: I THINK THE MALLS ARE THE PREFERRED PLACE BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY STORES YOU CAN CHOOSE FROM.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=you can choose from.

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Live=Len Full
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


(len ad lib)
(QUESTION: SO LEN, IT'S ONLY THE DOWNTOWN STORE THAT'S CLOSING?)


Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


A mixed bag on Wall Street today.
The Dow was up 16 and a half points in heavy trading.
NASDAQ on the other hand was down more than 12 points.
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Allen-Computers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-100
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Virginia's Auditor of Public Accounts says the Allen Administration handed out more than 300 surplus computers to school divisions before election day--schools that had NOT requested the computers or could NOT effectively use them.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/September 15, 1995;


The Governor announced the new program in September.
By election day, nine Republican lawmakers had helped distribute 324 unused state computers to schools.
The state auditor says most of those local divisions had NOT asked for the computers, and some would "have difficulty integrating" them into their systems.
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SOT 04:36:07
IN Q=What's the big

((KEN STROUPE/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN: WHAT'S THE BIG DEAL? SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE BENEFITTING FROM THIS SURPLUS PROPERTY. THEY WILL CONTINUE TO BENEFIT. THE REQUESTS CONTINUE TO POUR IN FROM AROUND THE STATE WANTING THESE COMPUTERS. AND WE STATED AT THE ONSET OF THIS PROJECT, WHEN THE WHOLE THING BEGAN, THAT THE NEEDS VARY FROM ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM TO ANOTHER.))
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=to another.
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VO-NAT


Six of the 324 computers did NOT work at all.
The Governor's office says the ongoing program is now handing the computers out on the basis of need-- as determined by the Department of Education.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, the Hokies crack the top 10 in the final AP poll.
Nebraska reigns supreme at number one.
Steve Mason is getting ready to hoop it up tonight, Steve.
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Salem;


Steve ad libs toss to break live from Roanoke College.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#tf95-2
GRAPHIC=virginia tech


For the first time in school history, Virginia Tech finds itself in the Top 10 in the final Associated Press college football poll of the season.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/Sunday; :00


The Hokies 28-to-10 win over Texas vaulted Tech from the number 13 spot over Notre Dame and into the top 10.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm really...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=...TO VIRGINIA TECH."
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S-Nebraska


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB95-3
SS=NEBRASKA


The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a unanimous choice as the number one team in the land!!
GRAPHIC=FIESTA BOWL


Last night in the Fiesta Bowl the Huskers embarrassed Florida 62-to-24. to claim the national championship.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ/CBS; :00


Florida scored first, but Nebraska won the game with a 26 second quarter explosion that saw the defense get into the endzone as Michael Booker returned the Danny Wuerfull interception for six.
Tommy Frazier and Lawrence Phillips keyed the offense with the running and passing.
The Huskers win their second straight national title 62 to 24.
SUPER=36-Nebraska/=62/Florida/=24;


Today Tom Osborne urged Phillips to give up his senior season and enter the NFL.
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S-Top25


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO


The Virginia Cavaliers also experienced some upward mobility in the final poll.
Let's take a look at the entire top 25.
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Sports chyron motion
IN Q=NEBRASKA
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...IOWA
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S-Live


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=Jimmy V/Lewis Gale classic


The third annual Domino's-Lewis Gale Basketball Tournament is underway over at Roanoke College! Menlo College out of California is playing Jersey City State right now and then at 7:30, Host Roanoke takes on Gettysburg. double box/Mike & Steve
The other featured attraction of this event has turned out to be the raffle! Steve Mason joins us from Roanoke College to tell us about how the the hoops and the raffle all work for a good cause. Steve
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Steve1;
SUPER=05-Salem; :


Mike, this tournament's main purpose is to help in the fight against cancer. The money raised here goes to both the American Cancer Society and the Jimmy V-Foundation. Roanoke coach Page Moir now joins me to talk about one effective way the event has raised money; the raffle. Coach, you have two raffles and an auction where fans have a chance to win some pretty neat stuff. talk about what they can win tonight?
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Basketball Coach; :00


B-Roll over second question!! The auction includes some hot items as well? Talk about some of those?
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00 (runs :25)!!!
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Steve ad libs and tosses back to mike
You can watch some great basketball action and win some great stuff if you come out. Tickets are 4 dollars for each night or 6 bucks for both, Mike I will try and win you something, what do you want?

S-Arena


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-24
GRAPHIC=ARENA


As we told you last night on the Late news, University of Virginia soccer guru Bruce Arena has resigned his post with the Cavaliers after 18 ultra successful seasons.
This morning Arena was named the head coach of the Washington DC United franchise in Major League Soccer which begins play in April.
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