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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Jean

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Heavy rain combined with melting snow makes for a real mess in many communities.
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VO-NAT


Flash flooding has meant evacuations, temporary shelters and power outages in many localities. We'll have the latest.
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Sports-Head


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


Tonight in sports, Roy Stanley looks back at the last night Atlantic 10 win by the Hokies.
A big wrestling tournament is headed to Blacksburg this weekend.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Charlotte Hornets trade Kendall Gill to the New Jersey Nets for point guard Kenny Anderson.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


And now the big chill is on. Roadways that are wet will freeze quickly tonight...travel problems have already been reported in the New River Valley.

Alleghany-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jda
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=Flooding


As if the Blizzard of 96 was not enough today Western Virginia is facing a major flood.
Alleghany, Bath and Highland Counties have all seen substantial flooding.
It was also a difficult day for residents of Rockbridge County where today's flooding was all too familiar.
Double Boxes=Jean and Joe/StarLink


Joe Dashiell reports tonight from Goshen.
Live=Joe Full/StarLink
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=06-Goshen;
(Joe ad lib)


Tape rolled from truck
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IN Q=In Glasgow homes
SUPER=03-Glasgow; :00 Quick
SUPER=03-Goshen; :06
SUPER=01-Robert Smith/Plant Manager; :12
SUPER=01-Candy Kelso/Flood Victim; :32
SUPER=01-Eddie Bennett/Flood Victim; :40
RUNS=:49
OUT Q=get through it fine



LIVE=Joe Full/StarLink
SUPER=06-Goshen;
(Joe Ad Lib)



Double Boxes=Jean and Joe/StarLink
(Jean question: Are there concerns about high winds overnight?)


Bath-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Flooding


The problems started late last night in Bath County, and this morning more than a dozen people were evacuated from their homes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath;


Three feet of rushing water closed roads.
Schools were also closed, and water blocked portions of the county's primary roads, Routes 220 and 39.
Firehouses were used as temporary shelters.
Authorities say they were especially concerned about the elderly.
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SOT 06:00:18
IN Q=We are moving

((WE ARE MOVING PEOPLE. WE ARE GETTING THE ELDERLY OUT PUTTING THEM IN NURSING HOMES OR WHEREVER... PLACE TO SLEEP. WE ARE ALSO PATROLLING THE ROADS TO SEE THE CONDITION OF THE ROADWAYS.))
SUPER=07-Emergency Services Official;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of the roadways.
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VO-NAT


There were also a few power outages.
Officials are urging residents in the flooded areas not leave their homes unless absolutely neccessary.
Emergency services officials say no one was hurt.
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wipe wipe wipe

Bradshaw-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=None

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Flooding in the Roanoke Valley was not as severe. Early this morning, the Roanoke River reached dangerous levels... but only a few roads were barricaded and only minor damage was reported.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Roanoke County was not as fortunate.
Bradshaw Road looked more like Bradshaw River.
Both cars and houses were submerged in water.
It could take a week before everything dries up in that area.
SUPER=03-Salem;


Salem was spared for the most part.
Except for a few isolated areas, there was no major damage... and no reports of injuries.
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Pulaski-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=Flooding


The storm showed no mercy on parts of the New River Valley.
Pulaski took the hardest blow, with an inch and a half of rain in just one hour.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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IN Q=Angel and Dallas
SUPER=03-Pulaski;
SUPER=01-Angel Anderson/Flood Victim;
SUPER=01-Stan Crigger/Pulaski Co. Emergency Services;
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.


Angel and Dallas Anderson haven't lived in their Dora Highway home very long, but neighbors had told them when the rainstorms come to expect the worst.
That didn't make it any easier.
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SOT 19:14:43

((ANGEL ANDERSON/FLOOD VICTIM: EVERYBODY TOLD US WHEN WE MOVED IN OUR HOUSE WAS ALWAYS THE FIRST TO GO, AND THEY WAS RIGHT. THEY WAS TELLING US THE TRUTH. BUT I, YOU DON'T FIGURE IT'S GONNA HAPPEN, YOU KNOW. ))
RUNS=:09


The Andersons were among about 25 Pulaski families evacuated when Peak Creek jumped its banks, swirling into their homes and washing out downtown streets.
By dawn the torrents stopped, leaving residents and businesses who are no strangers to flooding in awe of how fast it happened this time.
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SOT 18:45:07

((STAN CRIGGER/PULASKI CO. EMERGENCY SERVICES: THE RISE CAME VERY QUICKLY, FLASH FLOOD IN A HURRY BECAUSE OF THE SNOWFALL AND THE WATER, THE RAIN ON TOP OF IT. ))
RUNS=:10


In Pulaski County, Back Creek also raged out of its banks.
A logging bridge near collapse caused a scare, but held in the end.
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And in Montgomery County, the North Fork of the Roanoke River stranded motorists and threatened homes.
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SOT 23:13:42

((HOW WAS IT DOWN THERE AT THE TRAILER PARK? IT'S STARTING TO RISE. YEAH, PEOPLE CAN GET OUT BUT IT'S STARTING TO RISE ON SOME OF THE LOWER TRAILERS CLOSER TO THE RIVER. ))
RUNS=:08


By late afternoon, floodwaters were retreating, leaving residents who have just finished DIGGING out to begin DRYING out from the blizzard and the flood of '96. Tracy Altizer, News 7.

Lake-Level


ANCHOR=Jean/Robin
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sly
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Several area rivers have crested above flood stage. Robin Reed has been tracking that and he joins us now with the latest information.
Talent=Robin
SUPER=@Robin1;


(Robin ad lib) Pinnacle Boards
Meanwhile American Electric Power reports Smith Mountain Lake is at full pond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;


As additional water feeds into the system tonight, water will go over the spillway on Saturday.
Projections put the lake at one foot above full pond.
With no additional rain in the forecast, damage is expected to be minimal.
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Talent=Robin
(Robin toss back to Jean on set)








Campbell-Shooting


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=Shooting


In other news today Campbell County authorities have a suspect but no motive in a double shooting that proved fatal for one teenager.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Last Night


19- year old Roger Vassar Junior was shot to death in the basement of his family's home on Route 6-52 in Gladys.
Authorities say the gunman apparently killed Vassar while the two stood in the back doorway.
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SOT 5:17:07
IN Q=Vassar was inside

((ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF: VASSAR WAS INSIDE THE HOUSE AND APPARENTLY IT APPEARS THAT THE LIKELIHOOD IS THAT SHOTS WERE FIRED FROM OUTSIDE INTO THE HOUSE.))
SUPER=01-Robert Maxey/Campbell Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=into the house.
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VO-NAT


Maxey says Vassar's 16- year- old neighbor is the prime suspect in the murder.
Minutes after Vassar was taken to the hospital, authorities found the 16- year- old in his home, suffering from an apparent self- inflicted gunshot wound to the neck.
Police have NOT established a motive. (----------------)
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


The 16- year- old was transferred to U-V-A hospital, where he's listed in serious condition.

Braxton


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=None


The man accused of a drug- related murder in Lynchburg last summer will NOT be prosecuted for the crime.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/August, 1995;


23- year old Darryl Braxton was arrested last August for the shooting death of 28- year old Robert Lee Callaham.
Police say Callaham was killed during an argument over drugs July 23rd.
Braxton was scheduled to stand trial for the crime on Monday, but the murder charges have been (KNOLLE-PROS) nolle pros'd--meaning he won't be prosecuted.
Prosecutor Bill Petty says the only eyewitness to the shooting suddenly changed his story, and could NOT positively identify Braxton as the gunman.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--Governor Allen's education policy comes under fire.
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VO-NAT


and celebrating Virginia's history--we'll take in ceremonies marking Lee-Jackson Day. That story and much more when we come right back.
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Morrison


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia Tech has filed papers in federal court denying the allegations of a former student who says the university and two football players violated her civil rights.
Christy Brzonkala (Bron-kala) is suing for eight-point-three million dollars.
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VO-NAT


Last Spring the University Judicial Committee convicted football linebacker Tony Morrison for sexual assault and suspended him for two semesters.
Brzonkala (Bron-kala) says Head Coach Frank Beamer intervened to get the suspension lifted.
The university says the ruling was overturned to make it more consistent with similar cases.
Tech also claims Brzonkala's lawsuit is inconsistent with her testimony during the judicial hearing.

Water-Main


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Not ALL of the raging rapids we've seen in the past 24 hours have been delivered courtesy of Mother Nature.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A 16-inch water main break in Roanoke also created an overflow near the Salem Turnpike this morning.
Residents in northwest Roanoke and northern Roanoke County may now have to deal with low water pressure.
The city is urging people in Roanoke to use water sparingly.
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SOT 14:43:46
IN Q=Don't do

((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE INFORMATION OFFICER: DON'T DO LAUNDRY TONIGHT, JUST TRY TO CONSERVE WATER. JUST FOR OVER THE EVENING AND THAT WILL ALLOW US TO GET THE WATER PRESSURE BACK UP TOMORROW EVERYTHING SHOULD BE FINE.))
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Roanoke Information Officer;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=should be fine.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=Hold


The city says if you have brown water it's NOT harmful to your health.
Iron deposits get stirred up in the water lines when something like this happens.
The city says the brown water does stain clothes, so if you have it, don't do your laundry.

State-Emergency


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=George Allen


The flooding has prompted Governor George Allen to extend the state of emergency he declared 13 days ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


It is the twelfth of his administration.
Allen says he'd like Mother Nature to be a little kinder to Virginia.
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IN Q=I just was

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I JUST WAS LOOKING AT THE LIST OF -- PRELIMINARILY, BUENA VISTA AND ROCKBRIDGE AGAIN. I JUST SAW THAT AND THOUGHT, OH GOSH, NOT AGAIN. AFTER THE FLOODS THEY ALREADY RECEIVED JUST LAST YEAR. SO PEOPLE NEED TO BE AWARE OF THIS AND HOPEFULLY IT WON'T BE AS BAD AS THE STORMS OF LAST SUMMER.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=last summer.
TALENT=Jean
SS=None


National Guard units are now being deployed for flood relief.

Allen-Education


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=Education


Governor Allen was cautioned to tread carefully today in his efforts to toughen academic standards and testing programs.
As Ellen Qualls reports, what Allen's office billed as a major policy speech may have raised some hackles in its audience.
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IN Q=The Governor
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :08
SUPER=01-Frank Royal/VUU Trustees Chairman; :27
SUPER=@Ellen1; :44
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( The Governor spoke to a crowd at the historically black Virginia Union University -- as part of its commemoration of Martin Luther King, Junior.
sot 08:19:43

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THROUGH FAIR TESTING...ALL ABOUT.))
runs=:12


But just after Allen's remarks, Richmond Republican and University Trustee Chairman Frank Royal issued the Administration a warning.
sot tape one 08:27:16

((FRANK ROYAL/VA. UNION UNIV. TRUSTEE: AND I IMPLORE EACH OF YOU AND BEG OF YOU NOT TO FORGET THE PEOPLE. NOT TO FORGET THOSE OF US WHO FLUNKED THE TESTS YOU TALK ABOUT. I WOULD HAVE HATED TO HAVE MY GRADES DETERMINE MY FUTURE.))
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sot standup

(( Some lawmakers say Allen's testing program should be sensitive to the concept of what they call cultural, or in some cases, racial bias. That statistically, some financially disadvantaged children performed poorly on standardized tests, but excelled with more academic help.))
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sot tape two 09:19:30

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WELL THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY CULTURAL BIAS. I DON'T SEE WHAT THE CULTURAL BIAS IS IN MULTIPLICATION, SUBTRACTION, ADDITION, AND DIVISION. THERE IS NOT A CULTURAL BIAS I WOULD THINK IN THE WAY THAT WORDS ARE SPELLED.))
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Allen's testing program gets its most important grade from the General Assembly money committees, which control the purse strings.
So far, Allen has yet to unveil any specifics on the program.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Lee-Jackson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=None


The General Assembly adjourned in honor of Martin Luther King, Junior on Monday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, it did so for Robert E. Lee.
And, Confederate history groups from around the Commonwealth held their annual state capitol wreath laying ceremony.
It honors Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Matthew Fontaine Maury-- The ceremoney took place in the chamber where Lee received his commission to lead the Army of Northern Virginia.
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NAT SOT DIXIE
IN Q=(singing)

(( ))
SOT 09:44:31 fred tape

((SEN. JOHN CHICHESTER/R-STAFFORD: PERHAPS THE MOST OUTSTANDING QUALITY OF HIS CHARACTER WAS THE CONSTANCY OF HIS AWARENESS OF DUTY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. John Chichester/(R) Stafford; :07
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=of duty.
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VO-NAT


Lee and Jackson were portrayed by re-enactors, who have this opportunity more than once a year.
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Stocks


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


The stock market surged in a strong rally today.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed more than 60 points.
NASDAQ was up more than 11 points.

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RUNS=:25
SUPER=#D-69;


Taliaferro


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Jim Taliaferro


The mayor of Salem isn't saying much when it comes to his successor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Jim Taliaferro talked with reporters today about leaving office after 24- years... but he isn't recommending anyone for the top spot at City Hall.
He did say that he'll support any member of Council seeking re- election.
Taliaferro also talked about how Salem has changed over the past quarter- century.
He says the city's education efforts deserve a gold star.
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SOT 10:17:05
IN Q=The single thing

((JIM TALIAFERRO/SALEM MAYOR: THE SINGLE THING THAT'S HAPPENED SINCE I'VE BEEN ON COUNCIL THAT'S OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE, IS THE COMMITMENT TO AN EXCELLENT SCHOOL SYSTEM. ))
SUPER=01-Jim Taliaferro/Salem Mayor;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=school system
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VO-NAT


Taliaferro is due to step down in May.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the Hornets make a big trade with the Nets.
Bimbo gets fined.
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VO-NAT eng#


And Roy Stanley takes a look back at last night nailbiting win for Tech and tells us how the Hokies survived the Sports Illustrated jinx.
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-1
GRAPHIC=hornets


The Charlotte Hornets have been in need of quality point guard to go along with Muggsy Bogues for the past couple of seasons.
Tonight they finally have their man.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


The Hornets have acquired Kenny Anderson from the New Jersey Nets in exchange for Kendall Gill.
The Hornets get the former Georgia Tech star, who earlier this year turned down a six year 40 million dollar offer from the Nets.
In Gill, the Hornets lose a 13 point a game scorer and a player who was not very popular with his teammates.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold hornets


The Hornets also gave up guard Khalid Reeves for forward Gerald Glass.

S-Coles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=NBA


The NBA has also been busy processing fines and suspensions today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


First the fines. Former Virginia Tech All-American Bimbo Coles and Bullets star Juwan Howard were each suspended for one game today and fine for their parts in this bench clearing brawl Wednesday night.
Howard was fined 12 thousand by the league, while Bimbo will have to fork out 6 thousand bucks.
The fight took place at the Miami sports arena.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


Virginia Tech returned to the Cassell last night for the first time in about a month.
The Hokies managed to hold on for a 63 to 62 win over the Dayton Flyers. Roy Stanley has this report.
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IN Q="The 11-th
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Tech vs Dayton; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Tech Head Coach; :
SUPER=@Roy2; :20
SUPER=01-Ace Custis/17 Points & 8 Rebounds; :34
SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/=63/Dayton/62; :49
SUPER=01-Keefe Matthews/10 Points; :58
RUNS=1:27
OUT Q=.......news 7 sports."
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((The 11-th ranked Hokies had the first nail bitter in their Atlantic 10 season and it happened at the same time the Hokies were featured in Sports Illustrated.)) ((BILL FOSTER/TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((Thanks to a strong first half by Ace Custis the Hokies went in at the break leading the Flyers by seven points.
The Flyers quickly erased that lead in the opening moments of the second half and Dayton led by one with 12 minutes left in the game.)) ((ACE CUSTIS/17 POINTS 8 REBOUNDS: )) ((After several lead changes, Substitute Keefe Matthews hit a jumper along the baseline giving Tech a 63 to 62 lead.
Dayton got off a shot but it bounced high off the rim and tech rebounded the miss to hold on for the 63 to 62 victory.)) ((KEEFE MATTHEWS/10 POINTS: )) ((BILL FOSTER: )) ((The Hokies have to road games next week traveling to St. Bonaventure on Monday and George Washington on Thursday.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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S-Wrestling


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-1
GRAPHIC=Wrestling Logo


The states best wrestlers are at Virginia Tech this weekend for the Virginia State Tournament.
Tech, Virginia, James Madison, Old Dominion, George Mason and V-M-I will compete in the two day event.
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SOT
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((DAVE BRAINE/TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: ))
SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Tech Athletic Director; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=........a little bit."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


The preliminary round started at six today and the semi finals and finals will be held tomorrow at the Cassell.

S-Crestar


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Crestar Classic


A big weekend for area high school basketball fans as the Crestar Classic returns to the Roanoke Valley.
Four games are scheduled for the Salem Civic Center tomorrow.
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Page....201
At three William Fleming will battle Science Hill of Johnson City the third ranked team in the nation.
The other afternoon game has Salem taking on G.W. of Danville the top ranked Triple A team in the state.
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Page...202
At 6:30 Patrick Henry Faces Coolidge High of Washington D.C. And Northside takes on Petersburg at 8:15.
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