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A researcher from W-and-L is among 17 suspects named in a million dollar drug bust in Rockbridge county.
That story tops NEWS-7 at SIX in a moment.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a Danville businessman claims he was beaten up by local police. He's got pictures we'll show you.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
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Tonight in sports, Tech return to the Cassell, UVa and VMI relish blowout wins, while a nationally known writer checks out the W&L Generals.
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And the Chicago Bulls return to action tonight in Phoenix trying to get back on track after having their 18 game winning streak snapped on Sunday.
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WX-Head
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The forecast calls for the warming trend to continue. We may catch some sleet Thursday but it looks nice after that.

Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Cocaine Bust


Police in Lexington and Rockbridge County have busted a million-dollar cocaine ring.
SS=Kurt Russ


Among those accused: Washington and Lee University researcher Kurt Russ. He's charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine.
Ron Jones reports the drug operation is believed to have reached from Miami to Virginia.
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Kurt Russ has been an Archeological Researcher at Washington and Lee since 1984.
He has supervised several digs throughout the county.
Police say from 1990 to 1994 Russ worked with maintenance worker Thomas Davis and an Alumnus in North Carolina in distributing cocaine throughout Rockbridge County.
Their main supplier was a drug dealer in Miami.
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Police say Russ' job was to set up transactions with a drug dealer in Miami to forward and get the cocaine to the streets... and after fours years more than one million dollars worth of cocaine made its way to Rockbridge County.
Eleven of 17- suspects accused in the drug ring have been arrested--the other six are at large.
The staff at W&L says it is shocked.
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Police say the cocaine ring has nothing to do with Washington and Lee or its students and that Russ and the others worked alone.
Ron Jones, News 7.

Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A search is under way for a bank robbery suspect in Lynchburg at this hour.
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VO-NAT
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Just before four p-m, authorities say a lone gunman walked into the Co- Operative Savings Bank on Old Forest Road and demanded cash.
After forcing the two tellers to lie down on the floor, the suspect escaped with an undetermined amount of money.
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Tracking dogs were unable to pick up the suspect's scent after he ran through the Bramblewood Apartment Complex.
Burnette says no dye pack was inserted with the money.
Police say they have a tentative suspect in the case but would not release any other information.
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Viar


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=Andrew Viar


A Campbell County teenager has been charged with manslaughter in a fatal car crash in Lynchburg last month.
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Police say 19- year- old Andrew Lewis Viar ran a red light at the intersection of Wards Road and Harvard Street the afternoon of January 4th.
Viar's truck crashed into a car driven by 67- year- old Betty Blackburn Campbell.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities arrested Viar yesterday, then released him on his own recognizance.
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Danville-Police


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=None


A Danville businessman says he was beaten by two local police officers while in handcuffs.
Now-- Sam Sakellaris, Junior wants to tell his story to a jury.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa


Teresa Hamilton is in Danville with more on the case in federal court.
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Keith, Sam Sakellaris, Junior says he was beaten during a routine traffic stop, two years ago.
In his suit, Sakellaris also makes allegations against the department as a whole.
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((JANE HARDEN/SAKELLARIS' ATTY: WHAT HE ALLEGES IS THAT THERE IS A PATTERN OF BRUTALITY AND EXCESSIVE FORCE ON THE PART OF THE DANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT.))
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Sakellaris tells his attorneys these photos were taken in February of 94-- the night of the alleged incident.
According to papers filed in federal court, it all started when Sakellaris was pulled over, arrested and assaulted by Officer L-M Adkins.
Sakellaris maintains, minutes later two other officers pulled up.
He goes on to say, Officer L-R Kennedy also began to beat him.
According to Sakellaris, Lieutenant J- C Lewis stood by and encouraged what was happening.
Jane Harden says Sakellaris believes he was targeted because he was a witness to another case of alleged police brutality a number of years ago.
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((HE SPOKE OUT WHEN HE HAPPENED TO BE A WITNESS OF ANOTHER INCIDENT AND FOUND HIMSELF ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE DANVILLE LOCAL PAPER SOME YEARS AGO.))
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Incidentally, Sakellaris' lawsuit was filed the same day former police officer Jeffrey Williams filed his own federal suit against the department.
Williams says he was fired for questioning how the department treats citizens.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa
(Keith Question- Was Sakellaris charged with anything.)


Yes, the night of the alleged beating he was charged with assault and battery, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
All the charges were dropped in court.
But Sakellaris says members of the police department continue to follow and harass him.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa
(Keith Question: Have you gotten any comment from the police department or city

attorney?)
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- Where can you turn if you're a small business owner and you don't qualify for traditional bank loans? We'll have details about a new program.
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and long time State Senator Virgil Goode sees opportunity in yesterday's retirement announcement by Congressman L-F Payne.
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Campbell-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=Fire


Campbell County firefighters had their hands full this morning, battling cold temperatures and a blaze that gutted a mobile home near Evington.
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VO-NAT
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The fire at this home on Route 8-88 was reported just before six a-m.
Authorities say the left side of the trailer was engulfed in flames when the first crews arrived.
It took volunteers from three companies to bring the fire under control.
Temperatures in the single digits did not make their job any easier.
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((ALAN MADDOX/EVINGTON V.F.D. CHIEF: IT'S JUST COLD ON EVERYBODY, POSSIBLE FROSTBITE AND STUFF LIKE THAT, WATER FREEZING AND THEN IT HAMPERS YOU WALKING AROUND IN ALL THIS DEEP SNOW, TIRES YOU A WHOLE LOT QUICKER.))
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Maddox says the residents of the house were able to escape the blaze unharmed.
It's possible an upstairs furnace may have sparked the fire.
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Goode


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode


State Senator Virgil Goode says he wants to take Virginia values to Washington.
One day after L-F Payne said he's leaving Congress, Goode announced he will seek the Democratic nomination for the 5th district seat.
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((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D- ROCKY MOUNT: I THINK VIRGINIA IS IN GOOD HANDS AND I THINK WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT IS IN GOOD HANDS.))
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Goode made the announcement this morning at the State Capitol.
And though he has angered some Democrats by forcing a power- sharing agreement with Republicans in the state senate, he appears to have lined up a strong base of support among Democratic leaders.
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((SEN. LOUISE LUCAS/D- PORTSMOUTH: VIRGIL IS THE BEST PERSON FOR THIS JOB AT THIS TIME. VIRGIL IS A DEMOCRAT AND I'D RATHER HAVE ONE WEARING A DEMOCRATIC UNIFORM THAN NOT HAVE ONE AT ALL.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Goode


Goode has served in the state senate since 1973. He made an unsuccessful bid for the U-S Senate in 1994 when he challenged Chuck Robb for the democratic nomination.

Eric-Thompson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=Republicans


If Goode gets the Democratic nomination, there are at least three Republicans willing to challenge him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape


1994 candidate George Landrith says he is the obvious choice to represent the party again this year.
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But a self- described blue collar worker from Bedford County is ready to dispute that claim.
34- year- old Eric Thompson calls himself an average American who has some ideas he wants to take to Washington.
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((ERIC THOMPSON/R- 5TH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: L.F. PAYNE DID NOT HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE BEFORE HE BECAME CONGRESSMAN AS WELL. I AM A CITIZEN OF THE DISTRICT, I AM QUALIFIED BECAUSE I BELIEVE IN MAKING A CHANGE IN THIS DISTRICT AND I WANT TO DO SOMETHING FOR MY DISTRICT.))
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VO-NAT


Thompson will make a formal announcement within a few weeks.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Republicans


Clarksville delegate Frank Ruff also will seek the Republican nomination.

Small-Business


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=None


Small businesses that don't qualify for traditional loans now have another option.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, Virginia Commerce Secretary Robert Skunda announced the Virginia Capital Access Program.
A pilot project of the state's small business financing authority and Central Fidelity Bank, the program will allow the lender to assume more risk and accept more loan applications.
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((BUD OAKEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: THEY RANGE FROM COMPANIES THAT HANDLE VENDING MACHINES TO COMPANIES THAT MANUFACTURE POST CARDS. SO IT'S A WIDE RANGE OF COMPANIES THAT WOULD QUALIFY BUT WOULD BE MORE GEARED TOWARD THE SMALLER BUSINESSES. THAT'S WHY ON OUR SIDE OF THE STATE WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Businesses interested in the Virginia Capital Access Program should contact a commercial account officer at Central Fidelity Bank.

Stocks


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


Another record- setting day for the stock market today.
The Dow surged 52 points, to close at 54- hundred- 59.
NASDAQ up six points.
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Anorexia


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=None


Imagine having your life completely controlled by food....and your weight.
That's the case for many people with eating disorders.
It's also the inspiration for the one-woman show "Eaten Alive," -- now touring colleges in our region.
Health Reporter Connie Stevens has a preview.
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((LOOK AT THAT, THAT IS DISGUSTING. NO WONDER THEY DIDN'T GIVE YOU A BONUS CHECK. WHO IS GOING TO WANT TO GIVE A BONUS TO TUBBY TUBBY TWO BY FOUR. LOOK AT THAT.))
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"Eaten Alive" is the story of five women, all dealing with different stages of eating disorders.
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((I MEAN LIKE, IT'S ALL I DO NOW, EAT AND THROW UP, EAT AND THROW UP. ))
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Mimi Wyche spent 17 years fighting an eating disorder-- now, she's only happy her trouble is helping others.
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((MIMI WYCHE/ACTRESS: I HOPE THAT THEY'LL REALIZE THAT OBSESSIONS WITH WEIGHT AND FOOD ARE NOT ABOUT WEIGHT AND FOOD. THAT IT'S SOMETHING ELSE. THAT IT'S ABOUT FEELINGS, IT'S NOT ABOUT FOOD. ))
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Eating disorders also aren't something to combat alone.
Rather, successful treatment often combines therapy, medication, and group support.
It's also important to recognize that you don't have to be grossly UNDER or OVER-weight to have an eating disorder.
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((IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO HOW MUCH OF YOUR DAY IS SPENT THINKING ABOUT WEIGHT AND FOOD. ))
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Wyche says increased awareness of the problem is important too; and she hopes through her play some will recognize themselves.
Connie Stevens, News 7. ))
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"Eaten Alive" will be presented tonight at Lynchburg College, and Thursday night at Hollins College.

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, Tech gets ready to Duke Duquesne, I'll show you one of the most unusual shots you've ever seen in the NBA.
Plus we'll look back on wins by VMI & UVA,
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And tell you why this Boston Globe sportswriter from hanging out in Lexington last night.
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S-VT


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB96-1
GRAPHIC=ATLANTIC 10


The Virginia Tech Hokies are back in action tonight at Cassell Coliseum against Atlantic Ten foe Duquesne.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


The Hokies moved up to 11th in this week's Associated Press top 25 released last night, but tonight they'll also be protecting a 16 game winning streak in the Cassell.
Tech is 16-and-2 overall and 8-and-1 in the A-10.
We'll have highlights and postgame for you tonight at 11.
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S-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vb96-1
GRAPHIC=uva logo


The Virginia Cavaliers tuned up for Thursday night's battle with N.C. State by handing Old Dominion its worst loss since 1987 -a 87-to-49 setback at U-Hall.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/HTS; :00


A number of players took their games to new levels last night including Courtney Alexander who goes behind his back early in the first half and finishes with the slam.
Odell Hodge did his best to keep the Monarchs in this one with the nice move on the baseline. At that point it was 14-to-12 UVa.
But the Cavaliers would blow it wide open over the next 11 minutes of the first half.
Jamal Robinson goes up the top of the board for the alleyoop from Alexander. It's a 14-to-nothing run and Uva leads 28-to-12.
The Cavs lead 41-to-17 at halftime and cruised in the final 20 minutes to bury the Monarchs 87-to-49, even though Harold Deane injured a toe, set out the second half and failed to score.
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UVa had tremendous balance last night.
Nine different players scored, and five landed in double figures including 7-4 Chase Metheney who has 6 blocks to go with his 11 points.
Uva is now 9 and 10 on the season.
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S-VMI


ANCHOR=MIke
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-2
GRAPHIC=VMI hoops


VMI has an 8 and OH record at home this season; the school's best start since the 1977-78 team that won 9 straight at home.
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SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Night; :00


The Keydets out rebounded the Citadel 48 to 33 and beat the Bulldogs 91-52 at Cameron Hall. VMI is now 10 and 7 and 3 and 3 in the Southern Conference. Partial credit for this season's success has to go towards their work on the boards.
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((MAURICE SPENCER/VMI GUARD:)) ((BART BELLAIRS/VMI COACH:))
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S-Ryan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=sma
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-1
GRAPHIC=W & L


Washington and Lee lost to Randolph macon 88-71 last night in front of a very special guest.
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SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Night; :00


Boston Globe columnist and ESPN panelist Bob Ryan attended the game as part of his stay at W & L. Ryan covered the NBA's Boston Celtics for 14 years and has co-authored a book with Larry Bird. He commented on the state of sports journalism today.
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Ryan is lecturing in several journalism classes. He covered the D-III contest and enjoys sports at any level.
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S-High


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS


The wild winter weather has basically destroyed the high school basketball season.
Since the first of the year over 150 varsity games have been either postponed or just pain cancelled.
Ironically, the only game on tap tonight are in Covington and Monterey.

S-Pippen


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-26
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The Chicago Bulls are back on the court tonight as they continue their brutal six-game, nine-day road trip.
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SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/This Afternoon; :00


Tonight its game five of the Western swing, but more importantly the first game since the team's 18 game winning streak was snapped Sunday night in Denver.
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S-Popeye


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=NBA


And finally tonight, gather around the TV set for one of the strangest and rarest plays you've ever seen.
We head to Minneapolis for last night's Dallas-Minnesota NBA game.
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SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Last Night; :00


Watch what happens off the jump ball in the Mavericks circle, as Popeye Jones actually tips the ball into the basket off of the referee's toss.
It is indeed a legal play. The bucket counted. But the Mavericks still lost by a dozen 104-to-92 to the T-Wolves.
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