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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
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Coming up on NEWS & at SIX:
A murder conviction despite a bold- face denial.
Henry Street is back on track.
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VO-NAT


And there are parts of West Virginia that have yet to see any signs of relief- -here five days after the flood waters receded.
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Sports-Head


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


Tonight in sports, Lynchburg has a new semi-pro football team.
Bristol's track has a new owner.
The Hokies move up in the polls.
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VO-NAT eng#


And the Super Bowl hype reaches a fever pitch this afternoon at the annual media day in Tempe, Arizona.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Some unwelcome rain in the forecast but temperatures will stay warm enough to keep us out of further trouble.

Burton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Thomas Burton


An absolute denial in the face of first- degree murder and robbery charges failed to impress the judge.
Thomas Arthur Burton was found guilty as charged.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The 29- year- old triggerman was one of three young men who'd been out drinking together the night of June 29th.
There's conflicting testimony on who's idea it was, but together they hatched a plot to visit Randy Carter.
They'd heard he kept a stash of marijuana and cash in his home on Memorial Avenue.
Burton took the stand and denied everything, said the others had dropped him off at his girlfriend's house.
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SOT 14:48:40
IN Q=Do you know

((DO YOU KNOW RANDY CARTER? NO SIR. HAVE YOU EVER MET RANDY CARTER? NO SIR. HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF RANDY CARTER? WAS THERE ANY DISCUSSION WITH YOU THAT NIGHT INVOLVING RANDY CARTER? NO SIR. DID YOU ROB RANDY CARTER? NO SIR. DID YOU SHOOT RANDY CARTER? NO SIR, I DID NOT.))
SUPER=02-John McGarvey/Burton's Attorney
SUPER=01-Thomas Arthur Burton/Defendant
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OUT Q=I did not.
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* * * Keith on ENG * * *
But the ball cap told a different story.
SUPER=04-June 30, 1995


Burton admitted that it was his hat investigators found in Carter's bedroom.
Burton had no idea how it got there.
The judge spent just 15 minutes reviewing the evidence.
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SOT 16:10:10
IN Q=Mr. Burton was

((CLIFFORD WECKSTEIN/JUDGE: MR. BURTON WAS PRESENT AND AN ACTIVE PARTICIPANT IN THE ROBBERY OF MR. CARTER AND IN THE MURDER THAT OCCURRED THEREIN.))
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OUT Q=occurred therein.
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VO-NAT


Co-defendant Michael Houser has yet to be tried.
In the course of the robbery, Burton shot him, too.
Houser ended up at the hospital that night with a stolen wallet, 190 dollars in cash and a bag of pot in his pocket.
He testified against Burton today, hoping to get a break when his case comes up.
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Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


Roanoke building officials have condemned the home on Stewart Avenue that burned on Saturday night.
Five members of one family died in that blaze.
Authorities say they do NOT plan to bring action against the landlord for failing to install smoke detectors.
Joe Dashiell has that story.
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IN Q=The city requires landlords
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday Night; :00
SUPER=01-Ron Miller/Roanoke Building Commissioner; :16
SUPER=01-Rev. Wayne Harrison/Belmont Baptist Church; :43
SUPER=@Joe1; 1:00
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OUT Q=JD News 7


((The city requires landlords to install smoke detectors in their rental properties, and investigators say the home on Stewart Avenue was not equipped with any.
City officials have condemned the home, but they say at this time any other action against the landlord is unlikely.
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IN Q=Normally we go out

((NORMALLY WE GO OUT AND CITE VIOLATIONS. THESE PEOPLE HAD NOT BEEN CITED BEFORE THE FIRE SO AS TRAGIC AS IT IT'S VERY UNFORTUNATE, IT'S NOT THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS TO YOU KNOW BACK UP AND GO CITING PEOPLE FOR THINGS.))
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In the aftermath of a fire that that killed the four Leftwich children and their grandmother, Christine Duncan... friends and strangers have offered their support.
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IN Q=Very little knowledge

((VERY LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF THE FAMILY, IF ANY, ON A LOT OF PEOPLE'S PARTS AND YET THEY'VE BEEN PULLED IN TO THE SITUATION KNOWING THE MAGNITUDE OF THE GRIEF THAT THIS FAMILY MUST BE GOING THROUGH TO HAVE LOST THIS MANY MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY. ))
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Funeral services have been scheduled for Thursday afternoon at Belmont Baptist Church.
with burial to follow at Evergreen Burial Park.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Wythe-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-112
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A 17 year- old Wythe County boy whose body was found on a creek bank laid in the rain and cold Thursday night until he died.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


Deputies recovered Ricky Lee Coleman's body early Sunday morning.
An autopsy today revealed he died from exposure.
Coleman got into a fight with 19 year- old Jason Hibbs at Hibbs' home.
Afterwards, investigators say Hibbs, 20 year- old Eric Ball, and a 17 year- old stuffed Coleman into the trunk of a car then dumped him over the bank.
All three face charges of abduction and murder.
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L'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Lynchburg man has been arrested and charged with the city's first murder of 1996.
29- year- old Danny R. Jones turned himself in to police this morning after murder warrants were sworn out for his arrest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Police say Jones shot and killed 24- year- old Robert Lewis Allen during a fight outside a Lynchburg nightclub early Sunday.
Allen died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Shooting


Jones has been charged with murder and the use of a firearm in commission of a felony.
He was released on bond soon after his arrest.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--
It once was a vital city neighborhood, but now it's fallen on hard times.
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VO-NAT


A group of Roanoke residents want to bring back the Henry Street District, once known for its musical roots.
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SOT 12:17:47
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((NOEL TAYLOR/FORMER ROANOKE MAYOR: WE THINK THAT THIS DEVELOPMENT WILL ENABLE US TO TAKE ANOTHER PROGRESSIVE STEP FORWARD.))
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Is a comeback in the works? We'll have the latest on the redevelopment efforts.
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Chafin


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


A federal grand jury has indicted a former vice president of the National Bank of Blacksburg on three counts of fraud.
Harold Chafin is accused of issuing three bank cashier's checks, knowing that he didn't have the personal funds to cover them.
Two checks totalling more than 60 thousand dollars went to Thomas L. Brotherton, a man Chafin owed money.
Chafin also allegedly issued a 15- thousand dollar cashiers check to the First Community Bank account of Ramey Motors, to pay a debt for Dan's Autoville, owned by the late Dan Ratcliff.
Chafin is chairman of the Giles County Industrial Development Authority.
Last summer News-7 reported Chafin was under investigation for possibly misappropriating I-D-A funds.
The town of Pearisburg also turned over information regarding money missing from a cemetery fund, which Chafin has administered.

Stovall


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


An internal audit has ended in the resignation of a South Boston police officer.
According to a news release, Larry Stovall is no longer employed as an undercover investigator.
Chief Jim Hall says Stovall resigned after an internal audit discovered money seized in recent drug arrests was missing.
The matter has been turned over to the State Police.

Henry-Street


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke has renovated its Farmers' Market and the Hotel Roanoke.
Now its Redevelopment and Housing Authority has a plan to restore another landmark.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SUPER=01-Rev. Noel Taylor/Former Roanoke Mayor; :19
SUPER=01-David Hill/Landscape Architect; :42
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :50
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Former Mayor Noel Taylor has spent more than a decade trying to bring back a hint of the days when jazz greats entertained the African American community in Roanoke's Henry Street District.
A mixture of city employees and volunteers now believe they have a blueprint for success.
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SOT 12:18:03
IN Q=We think

((NOEL TAYLOR/FORMER ROANOKE MAYOR: WE THINK THAT THIS MAY BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT STEP FORWARD SINCE WE'VE COMPLETED THE HOTEL ITSELF.))
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OUT Q=Hotel itself.


The plan calls for developing space for 11 clubs, restaurants, retail stores, and offices; a new Housing Authority building, amphitheater, and radio station, and moving the valley's Convention & Visitors Bureau there.
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SOT 12:07:03
IN Q=For the

((DAVID HILL/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: FOR THE PLACE TO BE A SUCCESS YOU REALLY NEED A CRITICAL MASS OF BUILDINGS TO BE BUILT AND COME TOGETHER AND OPEN ALL AT ONE TIME.))
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The pricetag? 18-million-dollars...the plan is to raise 13-million in the private sector, and five-million from the city.
The mayor already appears willing to sign off on at least part of the plan.
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SOT 12:03:22
IN Q=The streetscape

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: THE STREETSCAPE IMPROVEMENTS AND UTILITY IMPROVEMENTS ON THIS AREA, IS ABOUT TWO-POINT-FIVE-MILLION-DOLLARS, YES, I THINK IT'S DOABLE AND WE SHOULD DO IT.))
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OUT Q=should do it.
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SOT 12:35:49
IN Q=Transferring a

((Transferring a neighborhood like this one doesn't happen overnight. City council still has to approve the project, millions of dollars must still be raised, and construction at a minimum will take two years. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.))


Housing-Authority


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Housing


Virginia's Housing Development Authority redefined families today. Un-married couples and gay couples are out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The board voted 6-to-2 to bar all but married couples and blood relatives from receiving low interest home loans.
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SOT 14:40:11
IN Q=Continued

((MICHAEL MILLER/VHDA CHAIRMAN: CONTINUED SHIFTS AWAY FROM HUSBAND AND WIFE FAMILIES WILL NEGATIVELY AFFECT HOME OWNERSHIP ACCORDING TO A VIRGINIA TECH STUDY. I FEEL THAT HOME OWNERSHIP SHOULD BE ENCOURAGED AND NOT DISCOURAGED AMONG FAMILIES.)) 14:38:24 ((KENT WILLIS/VA. ACLU: THE DECISION IS AN OUTRAGE. THIS CLEARLY, THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS IS WILLING TO SACRIFICE ELDERLY COUPLES WHO MAY WANT TO GET A LOAN, SINGLE MOTHERS WHO MAY WANT TO COMBINE THEIR HOUSEHOLDS, A WHOLE SERIES OF SORT OF LEGITIMATE PEOPLE OR GROUPS OF PEOPLE WHO MAY WANT TO GET LOANS IN ORDER TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT GAYS AND LESBIANS DON'T GET LOANS.))
SUPER=01-Michael Miller/VHDA Chairman; :00
SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU; :13
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OUT Q=get loans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Governor George Allen requested the change.
Realtors opposed the change, saying the state should encourage home ownership among ALL Virginians.
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Dunlop-Bill


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=Session '96


Virginia's Secretary of Natural Resources has the dubious honor of being the target of a General Assembly bill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Becky Norton Dunlop's Secretariat would be eliminated and reinstated in two years, when the Allen Administration left office.
The bill's sponsor says Dunlop is protecting business interests, NOT the environment.
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SOT 01:53:19
IN Q=Her period

((DEL. GEORGE GRAYSON/D-WILLIAMSBURG: HER PERIOD AS SECRETARY OF NATURAL RESOURCES HAS BEEN IS ANALAGOUS TO HAVING A BARRACUDA PLACED IN A TANK OF GOLDFISH. SHE HAS SET BACK THE EFFORTS OF A HALF DOZEN GOVERNORS.))
SOT 02:39:28

((KEN STROUPE/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN: SHE'S TRYING TO BRING A BALANCED APPROACH, SO THAT IN ADDITION TO CARING ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT, WE ALSO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION PEOPLE AND PROPERTY AND THEIR JOBS.))
SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg; :00
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman; :19
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OUT Q=their jobs.
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VO-NAT


The Sierra Club supports the bill, saying Dunlop has done for the environment what Texas truck drivers have done for armadillos.
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Stocks


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


In business news, Norfolk Southern, the most widely held stock in our area, has increased its quarterly dividend to 56 cents a share.
On Wall Street the Dow dropped 27 points.
NASDAQ was also down, a little more than a point.
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Greenbrier-Flood


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Water- logged West Virginia is bracing for more rain.
The National Weather service has issued a flood watch for most of the state.
And that could spell disaster for thousands of residents still cleaning up from the weekend saturation.
Scott Prince reports.
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IN Q=The water
SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co., WV; :00
SUPER=01-Phyllis Cantrell/Gateway Industries; :27
SUPER=@Scott1; :50
SUPER=01-Kenneth Anderson/Ronceverte Resident; :58
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(( The water has reseeded in Greenbrier County, West Virginia.
But devastating reminders are still in tact.
In Ronceverte, flood lines are found in every room of every home near the river.
Garbage lines the streets.
And cement floors are now hidden under thick layers of frozen mud.
Compared to 1985, the flood waters were not as severe. Natsound-- woman dumping water
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Unfortunately the damage is just as bad.
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SOT 11:22:19
IN Q=Three feet

((PHYLLIS CANTRELL/GATEWAY INDUSTRIES: THREE FEET OF WATER IN OUR BUILDING. WE GOT THREE PICKUP LOADS OF STUFF OUT AND THE REST IS DAMAGED. ))
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OUT Q=is damaged


Some houses don't look too bad on the surface.
Upon closer inspection, however, it's evident that clean up has just begun...
But damage isn't just confined to businesses and homes. standup 13:44:50
From twisted goal posts, to caved in fences, to a torn up dugout.
This is what's left of the Ronceverte ball field.
One look here and you'd think help would be around every corner.
But it's not-- at least according to the residents. end standup
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SOT 11:55:19
IN Q=We don't see

((KENNETH ANDERSON/RONCEVERTE RESIDENT: WE DON'T SEE RED CROSS DOWN HERE NOWHERE, OR FEMA. NO INSURANCE AGENCY HAS BEEN THROUGH HERE TO ESTIMATE THE DAMAGE. ))
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OUT Q=estimate the damage


He's right to an extent.
The Red Cross and the National Guard are set up in nearby Lewisburg. And officials say everyone who needs individual help will get it eventually.
But right now, many folks are forced to muddle through the mess... without any assistance and no reassurance.
Scott Prince, News 7, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming your way tonight in sports, Deion puts on a show at Super Bowl media day.
Lynchburg is back in the football business.
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VO-NAT eng#


And the Hokies make a move in the polls and escape St. Bonaventure.
We'll check some highlights from their 12th win of the year.
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S-Super


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-1
GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL


Both Super Bowl teams are now in Temp, Arizona, and today a few players probably wished they were back home as they were forced by the league to take part in the annual media day.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Tempe, AZ; :00


This will give you an idea of just how many reporters and photographers are covering the game - hundreds and hundreds of credentials have been issued for the game.
No one attracted more attention than Deion Sanders who knows exactly why he's so popular with the media.
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((DEION SANDERS/COWBOYS CORNERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Deion Sanders/Cowboys Cornerback; :00
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OUT Q=...REAL GOOD ONE." (2ND TIME) GAME."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Deion ripped off one of his classics today when he was asked why Dallas is America's team and why you either love the Boys or you hate them.
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SOT
IN Q="WE're a team...

((DEION SANDERS:))
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OUT Q=...THAT WE'RE GOOD."
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S-STORM


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Get ready Lynchburg, there's another storm headed your way.
This one, however, should make local football fans happy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Team officials today unveiled the name of the Hill City's newest minor league football team.
The Lynchburg Storm will take the field this August...it's home games will be played in City Stadium.
Organizers hope to capitalize on the area's big appetite for football.
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SOT 11:17:13
IN Q=And I think

((STEVE FULLERTON/LYNCHBURG STORM: AND I THINK THAT THE COMMUNITY OF LYNCHBURG, THEY'VE BEEN VERY BIG FANS OF E.C. GLASS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL AND THE HERITAGE GAMES, THOSE GAMES ARE PACKING A LOT OF PEOPLE INTO THE STADIUM. AND I WOULD LIKE TO BELIEVE WITH SOME OF THE STANDOUTS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THIS YEAR AND SOME OF THE TALENT POSSIBLY BEING ABLE TO GO ON TO PROFESSIONAL PLAY, I BELIEVE WE'LL ATTRACT QUITE A FEW PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-Steve Fullerton/Lynchburg Storm; :00
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OUT Q=quite a few people.
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VO-NAT


The Storm will play in the Mason Dixon League of the American Football Association.
They've already landed this year's All Star game at City Stadium.
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S-Richmond


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=J.Forest Helmet


A key member off of this past year's Jefferson Forest football team has decided to attend the University of Richmond.
Bert Horsley, a six foot five inch, 270 pound lineman, who was all-district and all-region picked the Spiders over JMU and a handful of Division one schools.
He plans to major Criminal justice and one day be in the FBI.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#Tb96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


The Virginia Tech Hokies celebrated their jump into the top 10 last night by surviving an upset bid by St. Bonaventure.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Olean, NY/ESPN2; :00


Bill Foster, Bobby Hussey and the other Tech assistants had to sweat out last night's outcome for 40 minutes.
Damon Watlington got the Hokies off quickly with a couple of three pointers from beyond the arc "Wat" had 22.
And Ace Custis gets free in the lane and slams in two as the Hokies led by 12 in the first ten minutes of the game.
But the Bonnies would fight back and with just under 9 minutes to go in the half St. Bonaventure was on top by 1.
The Hokies led by five at the half, thanks largely to this high rise alleyoop jam from Ace off the Watlington feed. Ace finished with 13.
The Hokies extended the cushion as Travis Jackson goes to the hoop with authority and throws down the two handed dunk.
SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/=65/St. Bonaventure/=58;


Shawn Good hit this three pointer midway through the final half, Tech improves t0 12-and-1 and stays unbeaten in the Atlantic 10 with the 65-to-58 win.
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S-ECHL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-95
GRAPHIC=ECHL Logo


The East Coast Hockey League All Star game faces off tonight in Tallahassee.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Right winger Tim Christian is the lone Roanoke player that will represent the Express tonight.
The rookie has 20 goals and 12 assists in 40 games this season.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Express/Richmond


The Express plays East Division leader Richmond this Friday at the Round House and
SS=Express/Hampton Roads


then Saturday; Roanoke hosts the division's second place team in Hampton Roads. The Express is in fifth place.

S-Bristol


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=BRUTON SMITH


Bruton Smith, the man who collects race tracks like kids collect "Hot Wheels" added to his stable of NASCAR tracks Last night night by purchasing the Bristol International Raceway for an undisclosed amount.
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=04-1995 Season; :00


Besides Bristol, Smith's Speedway Motorsports Corporation that is a trading company on the New York Stock Exchange, now owns the Charlotte MOtor Speedway, the Atlanta Motor Speedway, 50% of the North Wilkesboro, part of Rockingham, and the soon to be completed Texas Motor Speedway.
But Smith says there are no plans to cancel any races at Bristol or swap dates to get the Texas track a race.
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((BRUTON SMITH/PRESIDENT SPEEDWAY MOTORSPORTS:))
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Global-Warming


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


Is it a sign of things to come or just one end of the weather cycle?
Steve Smallshaw reports on the debate over whether global warming is to blame for the latest trend of severe weather.
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IN Q=For the average
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/January 7; :
SUPER=01-Pat Michaels/State Climatologist; :24
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OUT Q=News7, Charlottesville.


(( For the average person, it's hard to associate freezing weather and two feet of snow with global warming.
But some scientists say that's exactly what's causing our recent spell of bad weather.
As the greenhouse effect traps heat in the earth's atmosphere, more moisture is evaporated and therefore creates more major storms like last June's flooding and this winter's snowstorm.
But others say that theory just won't hold water.
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SOT 13:24:19
IN Q=If global warming

((PAT MICHAELS/STATE CLIMATOLOGIST: IF GLOBAL WARMING CAUSES BLIZZARDS, I THINK THAT'S WHAT OCCURS WHEN HECK FREEZES OVER AND IT'S ABOUT THAT LIKELY THAT GLOBAL WARMING WOULD CAUSE A BLIZZARD IN THESE LATITUDES.))
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State climatologist Pat Michaels has spent the past ten years trying to debunk the theory that global warming is playing havoc with the earth's weather systems.
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IN Q=Michaels says

((Michaels says the global warming theorists can't have it both ways. Even if there is more moisture in the atmosphere, the key ingredient in a major snowstorm is a blast of cold air from Canada. And if you believe in global warming, those air streams are packing a lot less punch.))
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OUT Q=less punch.
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SOT 13:12:23
IN Q=It's really not

((MICHAELS: IT'S REALLY NOT WHETHER THE PLANET WARMS BUT HOW AND HOW MUCH, AND AGAIN, I THINK A DISPASSIONATE LOOK AT THE DATA REALLY ARGUES AGAINST THE HOT-HEADED APPROACH ON THIS ISSUE.))
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OUT Q=on this issue.


With today's technology, the public is getting coverage of extreme weather like never before, creating, Michaels says, the impression that there's more bad weather going on. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Charlottesville.)) In fact, it's just business as usual.