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1-News-head

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VO-NAT


Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The struggle to clear the side roads, get the mail delivered on time and see that homebound patients are doing OK.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the problem of too MUCH snow at the ski resorts. They're dealing with it.

Sports-head


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


In sports, Mike Stevens is in Charlotte with the NASCAR Media Tour and will have the latest on Dale Earnhardt's new contract, is Steve Spurrier is stayin at Florda?,
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VO-NAT


Two big time running backs are leaving for the NFL....who those guys are later on in sports.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Fair weather continues into Friday, then more snow appears likely. A look at the next storm coming up...

Snow-Today


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


At least eight Virginians have died in the wake of this weekend's winter storm.
And searchers were out today in the Shenandoah National Park looking for stranded hikers.
But even as the state of emergency remained in effect, there were signs today the situation was improving.
DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Joe


Joe Dashiell reports on the latest conditions in the Roanoke Valley.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith, the news is pretty good for folks who travel on the main highways.
Interstates and primary roads are in surprisingly good shape tonight.
The problems are in rural areas and neighborhoods... and Roanoke city officials say they're doing their best.
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SOT
IN Q=And for that individual
SUPER=01-Bill Clark/Roanoke Public Works Director; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :15
SUPER=01-Daniel Quinn/Air Passenger; :38
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, or whatever.



((SOT
IN Q=And for that individual who has yet to see

((BILL CLARK/PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR: AND FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL WHO HAS YET TO SEE A SNOWPLOW OR A SALT SPREADER, I CAN ONLY ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR TOLERANCE AND SAY THAT WE ARE OUT THERE AND WE ARE WORKING AT IT 24 HOURS A DAY.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=24 hours a day.


In Roanoke, 30 plows and 20 spreaders are attacking the snow on 1100 miles of icy asphalt.
By the end of the day they hope to have made at least one pass down every road, with the exception of some in the higher elevations.
Air travellers in Roanoke were seeing higher elevations for the first time since Saturday.
The Roanoke Regional Airport reopened and resumed a limited flight schedule around noon.
SOT 10:41:43
IN Q=Well, I'm going to Albuquerque

((DANIEL QUINN/AIR PASSENGER: WELL, I'M GOING TO ALBUQUERQUE WHERE IT'S SUNNY AND WARM. I DON'T THINK THEY'RE HAVING THIS PROBLEM, BUT IT'S JUST A MATTER OF GETTING FROM HERE TO ONE OF THE HUB CITIES, PITTSBURGH, CINCINNATI, OR WHATEVER.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=or whatever.))



LIVE=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Meanwhile, the weather has bumped two broadway shows that were visiting the area tonight.
The production of 42nd Street at the Roanoke Civic Center, and the Will Rogers Follies in Danville have been postponed.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe


So Keith, while conditions are improving... we've still got a long way to go.
(POSSIBLE QUESTION: WHY IS IT TAKING ROANOKE CITY LONGER THAN THE COUNTY TO

CLEAN MANY OF ITS STREETS.)

Mail


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=HOLD


The Post Office prides itself on being able to deliver the mail in spite of bad weather-- but this weekend's big snowstorm has created all kinds of problems for mail carriers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Those who were able to get to work yesterday attempted deliveries, but had trouble getting into neighborhoods.
Today, about 70 percent of postal employees were on the job and carriers hoped to park along their routes and walk.
The back up at the post office is not as bad as you might think. The postmaster says a lot of the mail has been delayed coming in to Roanoke.
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SOT
IN Q=Some of the ground

((BILLY MARTIN/ROANOKE POSTMASTER: SOME OF THE GROUND, AIR TRANSPORTATION HAS BEEN CURTAILED. SOME GROUND TRANSPORTATION THAT NORMALLY TAKES 6 TO 8 HOURS IS NOW TAKING 14 TO 16 HOURS.))
SUPER=01-Billy Martin/Roanoke Postmaster;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=14 to 16 hours.
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VO-NAT


Martin suggests keeping the sidewalks and steps clear to make it easier for the mail carriers to get to your mail box.
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Rural-Snow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Snowbound 96


Rockbridge County residents are still digging their way out of the Storm.
Primary roads are open but some people in the rural areas are still having problems.
Double Boxes=Keith/Ron


Ron Jones joins us now with more.
LIVE=Ron/Full
SUPER=@Ron1;
SUPER=06-Lexington;
(Ron Ad Lib)



(Rollcue : doing all they can.)
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SOT
SUPER=03-Collierstown; :00
SUPER=01-Hilary Bergmann/Rockbridge Co. Resident; :15
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=I guess, cry.



Live=Ron Full
SUPER=06-Lexington;


(Ron ad libs)
Rockbridge Emergency Numbers

Double Boxes=Ron and Keith



Kidney-Patients


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-104
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


It's bad enough being house-bound. Imagine REALLY having to get somewhere... having your health depend on it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Take for example dialysis patients who have to have out-patient treatments at least three times a week.
Many have been desperate for rides to dialysis centers.
Coming to their rescue: the National Guard, retrieving hard-to-reach patients in Hum-Vee ambulances.
The American Red Cross is also working out an emergency plan, as the snow-storm has left the East Coast with only a one-day supply of blood.
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SOT 11:44:12
IN Q=Those folks

((BOB LUTJEN/AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD SERVICES: THOSE FOLKS WHO ARE SCHEDULED FOR ELECTIVE SURGERY, MANY ARE CANCELLED NOW. BUT WE'RE STILL DEALING WITH TRAUMA SITUATIONS AND OBVIOUSLY NON-ELECTIVE SURGERIES THAT CAN'T WAIT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Lutjen/American Red Cross Blood Services; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=can't wait.
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VO-NAT


The Appalachian Region office in downtown Roanoke has extended hours this week, and will even arrange to pick up donors who don't have transportation.
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Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Schoolwatch


More than 40 school districts in the area will be closed again on Wednesday.
We've been running tomorrow's SchoolWatch list through the afternoon, and we will have it for you again following the newscast, during the C-B-S Evening News.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE
Still to come on News 7 at 6---snow storm or not, the General Assembly goes

into session tomorrow.
On the eve of his State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Allen talks with News-7 about his wish list for the session.
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VO-NAT


and the bad weather is bad news for some retailers--while others are in big demand.
We'll see who's cashing in and who's crying the blues.
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Toss to Robin Roll Lake Level Roll
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Wilson


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-98
GRAPHIC=Murder


It's been exactly one week since a mechanic was found dead at a Roanoke County garage.
Now a suspect is behind bars.
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VO-NAT


19- year- old Christopher James Saul was arrested early Saturday morning and charged with capital murder.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 2;


He's accused of killing 26- year- old Christopher Wilson.
An autopsy revealed Wilson died after being struck in the head with a blunt object.
Investigators aren't sure if the two men knew each other, or why the incident happened.
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SOT 15:15:00
IN Q=We're not

((CAPT. RAY LAVINDER/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: WE'RE NOT POSITIVE ABOUT THE MOTIVE AT THIS POINT. BUT AT THIS TIME WE'RE EXAMINING ROBBERY AS A MOTIVE. ))
SUPER=01-Capt. Ray Lavinder/Roanoke Co. Police
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=as a motive
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VO-NAT


Saul is the lone suspect in the murder case.
He is expected to be arraigned tomorrow.
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XGR-Snow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


The show must go on.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


More snow fell in Richmond today.
But tomorrow's General Assembly session still has to start on time.
After all, the clerks are the only two members still holding office at noon tomorrow.
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SOT TAPE ONE 03:41:44
IN Q=So in theory

((BRUCE JAMERSON/HOUSE CLERK: SO IN THEORY THE CLERK COULD CALL THE HOUSE IN SESSION TOMORROW AND THEN STAND AT EASE UNTIL WE GOT ENOUGH MEMBERS HERE TO CONDUCT BUSINESS. AND THAT WOULD MEET THE CONSTITUTIONAL REQUIREMENT.))
SUPER=01-Bruce Jamerson/House Clerk;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=requirement.
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VO-NAT


The Virginia State Police have been authorized to help lawmakers get to Richmond.
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SOT 04:40:12
IN Q=Very heavy

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: VERY HEAVY SNOW. LOTS OF ACCUMULATION. YEAH I HAD SOME SECOND THOUGHTS. BUT WE MADE IT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Danville;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=made it.
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VO-NAT


A flurry of bills is expected over the next few days on such issues as education funding, increasing rural speed limits, repealing the new concealed weapons law, and state worker pay raises.
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Allen


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=George Allen


George Allen considers this his last best chance to shape Virginia in his image.
The General Assembly session that kicks off tomorrow will only be the third Allen's overseen from the third floor Governor's office.
But he predicts next year will be an election year washout, focusing on who will succeed him -- NOT furthering his successes.
Ellen Qualls spoke with the Governor about the road ahead.
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SOT
IN Q=Those close
SUPER=03-Richmond/November 8, 1995; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :17
SUPER=@Ellen2; :35
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Those close to the Governor said election day 1995 left him "depressed."
sot MORNING AFTER TAPE 10;17:55

((THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA HAVE MADE THEIR DECISIONS AS TO WHO THEY WANTED REPRESENTING THEM IN THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH.))
runs=:06


Allen himself admits he's scaled back his agenda and -- and wants to dispel what he considers a crippling myth.
sot tape two 04:50:38

((THE PORTRAYAL OF ME AS THIS HARD-HEARTED SCOUNDREL WHO'S JUST THIS RADICAL WHO DOESN'T PAY ANY ATTENTION TO REALITY AND WANTS TO CUT THINGS WHICH I CONSIDER TO BE IMPORTANT.))
runs=:13


But Allen's fans should NOT fear.
Their Governor is NOT ready to play dead.
He's pushing to eliminate public radio and t-v spending.
He's limited his own pet priority of economic development to divert more money to education.
sot tape one 04:35:45

((BUT THAT SPENDING MUST BE COUPLED WITH ASSESSMENTS TO MAKE SURE...PRECIOUS TREASURE OF PARENTS.))
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Precious treasures he'd still like to see go to controversial charter schools.
sot tape two 04:51:52

((AND THE COMMISSION ON IT HAS COME UP WITH I THINK AN OUTSTANDING BILL WHICH I'M GONNA SUPPORT AND PROMOTE WHOLEHEARTEDLY.))
runs=:07


So if George Allen's final two years only achieve school systems he thinks are earning the money spent on them...he'll be a happy man.
sot 04:30:57

((I THINK IT'S BEEN.. RESPONSIBILITY.))
runs=:06


So is a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Something political observers predict is a stop on Allen's road ahead.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Stores


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=Snowbound


As the plows reach more neighborhoods and road conditions improve some people are venturing out to stores, and some retailers are finding themselves in big demand.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=The parking
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Anita Bond/Mall Shopper; :13
SUPER=@Len1; :21
SUPER=01-Sylvia Clarkson/Jaclyn's Hallmark; :33
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :42
SUPER=03-Salem; :56
SUPER=01-Jim Frantz/Graham White President; 1:07
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=LB, News-7.


(( The parking lots remain a mess, and four wheel drive vehicles remain the preferred mode of transportation, but a small number of people returned to the malls, which reopened after being closed for two days.
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SOT 12:58:57 tape one
IN Q=What's it like

((What's it like getting out here on a day like today? ANITA BOND: GREAT! Why? BOND: BECAUSE THERE'S NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND WE'VE BEEN IN THE HOUSE TOGETHER TOO LONG.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=for too long.
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SOT 13:13:58 tape one
IN Q=Retailers

((Retailers are pleased that customers are finally returning to their stores because 1995 ended on a down note with slow holiday sales, and this snowstorm certainly didn't get 1996 off to a very fast start.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=very fast start.
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SOT 12:51:26 tape one
IN Q=January started

((SYLVIA CLARKSON/JACLYN'S HALLMARK: JANUARY STARTED OUT FINE, OF COURSE THE SNOW, WE HAVE TO TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION. IT'S ABSOLUTELY DEAD. YOU'RE THE FIRST WARM BODIES I'VE SEEN.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=warm bodies I've seen.


Unlike the malls, area supermarkets began to bustle as cooped up consumers began running out of a variety of snowstorm staples.
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SOT 12:45:32 HT tape
IN Q=Caramel popcorn

((CARAMEL POPCORN, GOES GOOD WITH BEER!))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=goes good with beer!(laughs)


Sitting down for some popcorn and beer is probably far from the minds of the folks at Graham White in Salem.
The company, which makes valves for the rail industry, now has a backlog because of the snowstorm.
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SOT 15:03:51 tape two
IN Q=It has slowed

((JIM FRANTZ/GRAHAM WHITE PRESIDENT: IT HAS SLOWED US UP SOMEWHAT. WE HAD ABOUT 12 PEOPLE HERE YESTERDAY OUT OF A WORK FORCE OF 210. WE'RE ABOUT 40 PERCENT HERE TODAY.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=forty percent here today.


Graham White expects to catch up with its orders in just a few days.
But it's bracing for the possibility of another snowstorm just a few days away.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Stocks


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


The stock market fell sharply today.
The Dow lost 67 and a half points.
NASDAQ lost more than 34 points.
The drop may be fueled by renewed doubts about the federal budget stalemate.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=#D-69;


Ski-Season


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


In its 21 years of operation, the Wintergreen resort had never enjoyed a better start to its ski season.
And that was BEFORE three feet of snow fell this weekend.
Steve Smallshaw has more from the slopes in Nelson County.
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SOT
IN Q=Just like
SUPER=03-Nelson Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Glickman/Wintergreen Resort; :31
SUPER=@ssm1; :44
SUPER=01-John Kirchner/Wintergreen Resort; 1:00
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=News7, Nelson County.



(( natsot bite 3:41:52

((JUST LIKE THE FRENCH ALPS...BEST SNOW YOU CAN GET.))
RUNS=:04


While no one has ever confused Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains with the French Alps, comparing skiing conditions in the two regions wouldn't be too far off.
An extra yard of snow Sunday has left skiers and snowboarders in Nelson County jumping for joy.
natsot
RUNS=:02


The weekend storm kept more than a thousand guests on the mountain an extra day, but for skiers, there are worse things than being trapped at a ski resort during the biggest snowstorm of the year.
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SOT 3:08:48
IN Q=And we're expecting

((MARK GLICKMAN/WINTERGREEN RESORT: AND WE'RE EXPECTING BIG CROWDS TODAY WITH ALL THE SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS AND PEOPLE NOT BEING ABLE TO GET TO WORK AND THE ROADS BEING MUCH BETTER, PARTICULARLY AROUND THE RESORT. WE'RE EXPECTING A BIG CROWD AND HERE COMES THE SUN, SO HEY IT JUST DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=better than this.
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SU 4:33:36
IN Q=After a record

((After a picture perfect December and three feet of snow this past weekend, a lot of people find it hard to believe that Wintergreen is still making its own snow. But resort officials will tell you when it comes to skiing in the south, there's no such thing as too much of the white stuff.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=the white stuff.
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SOT 3:18:43
IN Q=As much snow

((JOHN KIRCHNER/WINTERGREEN RESORT: AS MUCH SNOW AS WE'VE HAD AND AS GREAT AS THE SKI CONDITIONS ARE, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN WITH THE WEATHER. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE GOT GOOD SNOW FOR THE BALANCE OF THE SEASON.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of the season.


A season that now looks like it could last well into springtime.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Mike Stevens is on the 1996 NASCAR Media Tour and will have news of the Dominator's new contract, two prominent college tailbacks are departing for the NFL,
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VO-NAT


and we will tell you if Tampa Bay had enough to lure Steve Spurrier away from Florida, his announcement came in a news conference this afternoon.
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S-Charlotte


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=Media Tour


The 1996 Nascar media tour plowed its way into Welcome, North Carolina today.
Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller begin our week long report from the Carolinas tonight with some big news concerning Dale Earnhardt.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Welcome, NC/This Afternoon;:00
SUPER=01-Richard Childress/Owner, Goodwrench Chevrolet; :15
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/7 Time Winston Cup Champion;:42
SUPER=@Mike1; 1;20
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=news 7 sports
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S-Marshall


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=College Football


According to Marshall University, the Thundering herd hired Bob Pruett as the team's new head football coach today. Pruett served as Florida's defensive coordinator this past season and now replaces Jim Donnan. Pruett is a West Virginia native and a former Marshall assistant.

S-Spurrier


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=03-Gainesville, FL/Today; :00


Maybe this guy's decision had something to do with Pruett accepting the Marshall job. Florida head coach Steve Spurrier announced in a news conference today; that walking the gator sidelines is where he belongs and not as the coach of the NFL's Tampa bay Buccaneer's.
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SOT
IN Q="I've

((STEVE SPURRIER/WILL STAY AT FLORIDA:))
SUPER=01-Steve Spurrier/Will Stay at Florida; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=..this job right here"
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S-Phillips


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-27
GRAPHIC=College football


Two running backs from the college ranks have decided to forgo the remainder of their college careers for the NFL.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-College Football; :00


Nebraska tailback Lawrence Phillips, who was temporarily kicked off the Cornhusker squad earlier in the season for assaulting a former girlfriend, has made himself eligible for the spring NFL draft.
Phillips will be joined by Michigan running back Tim Biakabutuka. The junior rushed for over a 100 yards in 8 games this past season.
Florida State tailback Warrick Dunn announced today that he is STAYING at Florida State for his senior year.
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