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headlines

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
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VO-NAT


An alleged rape involving two Virginia Tech football players grabs the attention of the U-S Justice Department.
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ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot


And As G-O-P presidential hopefuls prep for a big debate tonight in New Hampshire, new polls give conflicting outlooks on the race. wx-head
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live-head
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Brzonkala


The woman who says she was raped by two Virginia Tech football players is now getting some help from Washington.
Attorneys for Christy Brzonkala say the U-S Justice Department will intervene as a plaintiff-- in the civil case against Tech, Tony Morrison, and James Crawford.
Ellen Qualls spoke with Brzonkala yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Fairfax; :00
SUPER=07-Christy Brzonkala; :10
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(( A year and a half after her alleged multiple rape, Christy Brzonkala is just 19 years old, and back in college life -- this time at George Mason University.
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((AND NOW IT'S SO WILD, CAUSE IT'S LIKE STATE POLICE... LIKE TOO MUCH, YOU KNOW.))
RUNS=:10


That's not all that's too much.
An aggressive attorney has gotten her intense national media attention -- some of it too close for comfort.
Like a New York Times piece about her life before the alleged rapes.
SOT tape one 08:28:33

((AND THEY GOT REALLY PERSONAL AND THAT WAS HOW I WAS THEN. IT MAKES ME MAD BECAUSE I HAD TO CHANGE AND I'M NOT THAT INNOCENT YOUNG GIRL ANY MORE. I USED TO SAY I WISH I COULD GO BACK TO HIGH SCHOO.))
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Brzonkala says she is skeptical about the Attorney General's office ordering a state police investigation -- but is hoping for the best.
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SOT tape two 08:30:49

((BUT IT'S NOT, I MEAN IT'S A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AGAINST THE MEN, NOT VA TECH. I FEEL MADDER AT VIRGINIA TECH THAN THE MEN RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY WITH WHAT THEY HAVE HIM THE FIRST TIME. I COULD HAVE GOTTEN ON WITH MY LIFE AND IT WOULD'VE BEEN FINE.))
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One unnamed network would like to make her life more fine by paying her for the rights to a made-for-TV movie.
She says she hasn't completely ruled that one out.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Fairfax.))

Teacher-Abuse


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Martinsville teacher who allegedly took indecent liberties with a former female student had the chance to retire BEFORE the charge was presented to a grand jury.
But prosecutors say 59- year old Anna Corbin did not follow through with the arrangement.
Corbin was a fifth grade teacher at Albert Harris Elementary school for 33- years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The alleged victim, who's now 29, says the abuse began when she was eleven and continued until she left for college.
Commonwealth's Attorney Randy Smith says he wanted to indict in November, but held off until February.
He says Corbin's attorney asked that she be allowed to retire before presenting the case.
Smith says he was surprised to learn, Corbin in fact did NOT retire.
She was still employed as a teacher when the indictment was handed up this week.
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IN Q=If we

((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: IF WE HAD THOUGHT THAT SOMEBODY WAS GOING TO BE IN JEOPARDY WE OBVIOUSLY WOULD NOT HAVE, BUT WE HAD NO EVIDENCE THAT ANYBODY WAS IN JEOPARDY BY WAITING OR DELAYING THE INDICTMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Commonwealth's Atty.; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the indictment.
ANCHOR=Beth
SS=NONE


The alleged abuse included fondling and oral sex.
Corbin was suspended without pay this week.

CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton urges Northwest flood victims to keep their spirits up.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boise, ID/Yesterday;


Yesterday he visited Idaho, Washington and Oregon by air and foot, bringing with him millions of dollars in federal aid.
Mr. Clinton says he saw a lot of loss but also many individual acts of courage and kindness.
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YELTSIN


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT


Russian president Boris Yeltsin is expected to announce his bid for re-election today.
The 65- year- old is blamed for many of Russia's troubles, including the Chechen war and the poor economy.
Yeltsin said Russia must continue with reforms.
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COLOMBIAN-PRESIDENT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bogota, Columbia;


The president of Colombia denies charges he accepted drug money for his 19-94 campaign.
A prosecutor presented the charges to Colombia's Congress yesterday.
The charges could lead to impeachment proceedings.
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1-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


In sports, the Virginia Cavaliers lost to Duke last night, while V-M-I had better luck in its showdown with West Carolina.
Roy Stanley has the details in sports.
Good morning Roy.
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One-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-3 Movie
CHROMAKEY=Live/Microwave
GRAPHIC=none



(Live Interview)



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.
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IN Q="Broken Arrow" may be...
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-"Broken Arrow"; :09
SUPER=24-20th Century Fox; :15
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade/"C+"; 1:03
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OUT Q=believably carried out.



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campaign-96


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


With the nation's FIRST presidential primary just days away, some new polls are giving conflicting outlooks in the G-O-P race.
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VO-NAT


One has Bob Dole far in FRONT of the field.
A second has Dole, Pat Buchannan and Lamar Alexander in a statistical tie.
Meanwhile, a daily tracking poll for ``The Boston Globe'' shows Dole leading with 27 percent, followed by Buchanan with 17 percent, Forbes with 16 percent, and Alexander with 12 percent.
The standings could change after tonight's debate in New Hampshire.
Yesterday, the field of Republican contenders was narrowed to eight, when Phil Gramm quit the race.
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(( SEN. PHIL GRAMM/R-TEXAS: WHEN THE VOTER SPEAKS I LISTEN ESPECIALLY WHEN THE VOTER IS SAYING SOMEBODY ELSE'S NAME. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. Phil Gramm/(R) Texas;
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ANCHOR=Beth 2 shot
ss=2 shot


The New Hampshire primary is Tuesday.

George-Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie 2 shot
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#edit of 95-110
GRAPHIC=2 shot


Governor Allen took his turn in the presidential sweepstakes yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Manchester, NH/Yesterday;


He's not running, but he did give his blessing to Bob Dole's bid for the White House.
He traveled all the way to New Hampshire to do it.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Allen


Allen was joined by Massachusetts governor William Weld, who's also backing the Senate Majority Leader.

Gingrich


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=gingrich


House Speaker Newt Gingrich will campaign for Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte next month in Roanoke.
Gingrich will speak at a breakfast fund-raiser March second at the Hotel Roanoke.
He will also speak that morning at Washington and Lee University's mock Republican presidential convention.

Citizens-Internet


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


People in rural sections of southwest Virginia have NOT been able to access the Internet yet because of HIGH, long-distance connection charges.
But that's about to change.
The Citizens Telephone Cooperative in Floyd is now offering a FLAT rate Internet connection service to a NINE county area.
The service, called Citizens Internet, will be offered in Carroll, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Patrick, Pulaski, and Roanoke counties, as well as most cities and towns in the area. ESS/FULL
For more information, call 1-800 9-4-1 0-4-2-6.

Shareef


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tho
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Black History


It's a look back at the black community's influence in Roanoke.
It's called "The Roanoke Valley's African American Heritage and Pictorial History" --
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke

and pictures it has -- 275 in all.
Reginald Shareef's (shuh-REEF's) book chronicles the history and influences of blacks in Roanoke.
Dr. Shareef is an associate professor of Political Science at Radford University and Roanoke native.
It's his strong ties to Roanoke and his desire to tell about history that prompted writing the book.
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((DR.REGINALD SHAREEF/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, UH, HAS HAPPENED IN HISTORIES WRITTEN ABOUT THE ROANOKE VALLEY IS THAT AFRICAN AMERICAN AND AFRICAN AMERICAN CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN EXCLUDED AND SO THAT WAS THE IMPETUS FOR THE BOOK. ))
SUPER=01-Reginald Shareef/Radford University Professor
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OUT Q=for the book.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=black history


Dr. Shareef's book will be out this fall.

2-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=hornets logo


Time now for sports and the latest from the N-B-A --
The Charlotte Hornets outscored New York on the fast break as they routed the Knicks 120-to-100.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Charlotte/120/New York/100//Seattle/130/Minnesota/=93;
SUPER=96-Detroit/102/Philadelphia/=83//New Jersey/=88/Indiana/=87;
SUPER=96-Vancouver/=93/Sacramento/=86//Golden State/106/Boston/103;
SUPER=96-LA Lakers/=87/Atlanta/=86;



SUPER=103-Boston/==3/Hartford/==0//Philadelphia/==4/Florida/==2;
SUPER=103-Toronto/==4/San Jose/==3//Los Angeles/==2/Buffalo/==2;
SUPER=103-Edmonton/==3/Anaheim/==2;






Two-Larry


ANCHOR=Larry
NEWSCAST=Mornin'
WRITER=ldo
TAPE#M96-3 Lipizzaner
CHROMAKEY=Live/Lobby
GRAPHIC=none



SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



(Roll cue:) A different kind of horse power.
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IN Q=Music Nat So...The Dancing White...
SUPER=24-Entertainment Specialists Ltd.; :00
SUPER=13-Dave King/Royal Lipizzaner Stallion Show; :14
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((The Dancing White Stallions have ridden into town kicking up their heels with their unique style. ((DAVE KING/ROYAL LIPIZZANER STALLION SHOW: THE LIPIZZANER IS A RARE HORSE. THERE ARE LESS THAN TWENTY-THREE HUNDRED REGISTERED IN THE WORLD TODAY. ACTUALLY ABOUT ONE FOURTH OF THOSE ARE IN THE U.S..))
Imported from Vienna, the stallions were rescued from Czechoslovakia by General Patton, who made them famous.
Today, their white color makes them stand out above the rest. ((THEY ARE KNOWN AS WHITE HORSES, BUT THEY'RE BORN DARK BROWN OR BLACK AND GRADUALLY TURN WHITE OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS.))
There are four centuries of history behind the Lipizzaners, but any horse enthusiast will tell you, they know their way around the ring. ((THE LIPIZZANER IS PARTICULARLY ADEPT TO THE ART OF DRESSAGE, CLASSICAL HORSEMANSHIP, WHICH IS OVER TWO THOUSAND YEARS OLD.))
The saddled beauties are well choreographed and quite smart for their size. ((THEY'RE MUSCULAR AND STRONG. THEY'RE NOT A LARGE HORSE. PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED AT THAT. THEY THINK THEY'RE LIKE THE CLYDESDALES, THEY'RE A VERY AVERAGE SIZE HORSE.))
Once bred for royalty and military, the Lipizzaner's are presented in the style and tradition of the Spanish Riding School.
Today, much time and work go into the shows enabling the world famous equestrians to grab the spotlight. ((THE HORSES ARE REALLY THE STARS OF OUR SHOW. THAT'S WHAT DRAWS THE PEOPLE IN AND WE'RE PRIVILEGED AND PROUD TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH THE ROYAL LIPIZZANER STALLIONS.))

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2headlines


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


Here's a look at today's top stories.
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VO-NAT


An alleged rape at Virginia Tech involving two football players sparks attention in Washington.
Attorneys for Christy Brzonkala say the U-S Justice Department will serve as a plaintiff in the civil case against Tech, Tony Morrison, and James Crawford.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Beth


Eight people are injured after a freight train derailed into a railroad
office building in St. Paul, Minnesota, early this morning.


A Burlington Northern official says the train lost its brakes.
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=Melanie


Rescue workers in northern Japan reportedly have unearthed the first body from a highway tunnel that was crushed Saturday in a massive rockslide.
Authorities say 20 people were trapped in the tunnel.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday, February 15th.
ANCHOR=Beth


Don't go away, the news continues. Larry-Hello

Christy-Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Brzonkala


It looks like Washington is coming to the aid of a woman who says she was raped by two Virginia Tech football players.
Attorneys for Christy Brzonkala say the U-S Justice Department will serve as a plaintiff in the civil case against Tech, Tony Morrison, and James Crawford.
Ellen Qualls spoke with Brzonkala yesterday.
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IN Q=A year and a half
SUPER=03-Fairfax; :00
SUPER=07-Christy Brzonkala; :10
SUPER=@Ellen2; :55 QUICK
RUNS=1:34
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Fairfax.


(( A year and a half after her alleged multiple rape, Christy Brzonkala is just 19 years old, and back in college life -- this time at George Mason University.
sot 08:31:13 tape two

((AND NOW IT'S SO WILD, CAUSE IT'S LIKE STATE POLICE... LIKE TOO MUCH, YOU KNOW.))
RUNS=:10


That's not all that's too much.
An aggressive attorney has gotten her intense national media attention -- some of it too close for comfort.
Like a New York Times piece about her life before the alleged rapes.
SOT tape one 08:28:33

((AND THEY GOT... HIGH SCHOOL.))
RUNS=:18


Brzonkala says she is skeptical about the Attorney General's office ordering a state police investigation -- but is hoping for the best.
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SOT tape two 08:30:49

((BUT IT'S NOT, I MEAN IT'S A CRIMINAL...BEEN FINE.))
RUNS=:23


One unnamed network would like to make her life more fine by paying her for the rights to a made-for-TV movie.
She says she hasn't completely ruled that one out.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Fairfax.))

Griffis


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Griffis, Jerry


The PRIME suspect in the death of a five- month- old boy from Franklin County was HOPING to get OUT of jail for the funeral tomorrow.
A Roanoke judge rejected that idea, ordering Jerry Griffis held withOUT bond.
The 26-year old convicted child molester skipped town in the middle of his trial in Gainesville, Florida six years ago.
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IN Q=He was actually

((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE PROSECUTOR: HE WAS ACTUALLY A FUGITIVE FROM JUSTICE, FOLLOWING A CONVICTION BY A JURY OF OFFENSES INVOLVING SEX OFFENSES AGAINST A MINOR.))
SUPER=@caldwell
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=against a minor.
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VO-NAT


Though Griffis left Florida before the jury returned a verdict, he still faces multiple LIFE sentences for sexually abusing a five year old.
So far, he has NOT been charged in the death of his infant son here this week.
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DERAILMENT


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=derailment


Several people were injured this morning after a runaway train CRASHED into
a railroad building in St. Paul, Mminnesota.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN;


Police say about 25 cars of the freight train derailed, after the train LOST its brakes.
The train was carrying liquified petroleum gas. So far, there is no word of any leak.
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PILEUP


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seoul, South Korea;


Dense fog is blamed for a deadly pile-up in South Korea.
At least 50 vehicles, including a tour bus, were involved in yesterday's chain-reaction accident.
At least 16 people died and dozens were injured.
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Tunnel-victim


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hokkaido, Japan;


Workers have reportedly discovered the first of 20 victims believed buried alive in a northern Japanese highway tunnel.
News reports say recovery crews have reached the bus crushed in last weekend's rock slide and found the body of a man.
Rescue efforts had been hampered earlier in the week by a 50-thousand-ton boulder sitting on top of the tunnel's roof.
Officials say it crushed the bus to a height of about three feet.
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Rocket


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


A Chinese rocket carrying a communications satellite exploded seconds after liftoff yesterday.
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VO-NAT


It was the first launch attempt of China's newest and most advanced rocket.
An investigation into the cause is underway.
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3-Sports


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=cro
TAPE#=sports cut in
GRAPHIC=none


Is the Great Gretzky going to New York?
That's the question in sports this morning.
Roy Stanley tries to come up with some answers.
Good morning Roy.
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Birthdays
TALENT=Larry
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out= back to you.


Three-Larry


ANCHOR=larry
NEWSCAST=Morning
WRITER=mst
TAPE#
CHROMAKEY=Live/Lobby
GRAPHIC=none



(larry ad lib)
SUPER=15-Larry Dowdy;



When the drivers take the green flag for the Daytona 500 on WDBJ Sunday fans will se a number of new cars and new sponsors strutting their stuff and hopefully selling their wares.
Mike Stevens has more.
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IN Q="When Tide...
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Marcis/Prodigy Chevrolet Driver; :27
SUPER=01-Steve Grissom/Cartoon Network Chevrolet Driver; 1:01
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=scooby doo all the time."
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Tech-Rape


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Brzonkala


The U-S Justice Department will intervene as a plaintiff in the civil case of a Virginia Tech student who says she was raped by TWO Tech football players.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax;


An aggressive attorney has gotten 19- year- old Christy Brzonkala INTENSE national media attention which is sometimes uncomfortable for her.
Brzonkala says she is skeptical about the Attorney General's office ordering a state police investigation -- but is hoping for the best.
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SOT
IN Q=It's a criminal

((CHRISTY BRZONKALA: IT'S A CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION AGAINST THE MEN, NOT VIRGINIA TECH. I FEEL MADDER AT VIRGINIA TECH THAN THE MEN RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I WOULD HAVE BEEN HAPPY WITH WHAT THEY GAVE HIM THE FIRST TIME. I COULD HAVE GOTTEN ON WITH MY LIFE AND WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE. ))
SUPER=07-Christy Brzonkala;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=have been fine.
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VO-NAT


One unnamed network would like to pay her for the rights to a made-for-TV movie.
She says she has not completely ruled that one out.
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Abuse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Martinsville teacher accused of taking indecent liberties with a former female student apparently chose not to retire BEFORE the charge was presented to a grand jury.
59- year old Anna Corbin was a fifth grade teacher at Albert Harris Elementary school for 33- years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The alleged victim, who's now 29, says the abuse began when she was eleven and continued until she left for college.
Commonwealth's Attorney Randy Smith says he wanted to indict in November, but held off until February.
He says Corbin's attorney asked that she be allowed to retire before presenting the case.
Smith says he was surprised to learn, Corbin in fact did NOT retire.
She was still employed as a teacher when the indictment was handed up this week.
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SOT
IN Q=If we

((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: IF WE HAD THOUGHT THAT SOMEBODY WAS GOING TO BE IN JEOPARDY WE OBVIOUSLY WOULD NOT HAVE, BUT WE HAD NO EVIDENCE THAT ANYBODY WAS IN JEOPARDY BY WAITING OR DELAYING THE INDICTMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Martinsville Commonwealth's Atty.; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the indictment.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The alleged abuse included fondling and oral sex.
Corbin was suspended without pay this week.

Phelps


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-115
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Lynchburg insurance agent has pled GUILTY in a complex scheme of banking and investment fraud that netted him well over TWO million dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Stephen Michael Phelps admitted everything, and has cooperated FULLY with investigators.
The 51- year- old former agent for the Equitable Life Assurance Society ripped off 11 clients- -including his in-laws, forged his wife's name on fraudulent bank loan applications, and set himself up in a lavish lifestyle.
Phelps managed to conceal his creative accounting for nearly a decade.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


He's paid back A LOT of the money. He'll be sentenced in federal court later.

Lippard


ANCHOR=Beth
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=Lippard


Tracy Lippard did NOT win her release from jail yesterday, but the former beauty queen may be FREE this Spring.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lewisburg WV/Last Month;


Lippard has served FOUR months of a TWO year sentence for attempting to harm the family of her romantic rival.
Yesterday, a judge in Lewisburg refused to order a new trial or release her while she appeals.
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ANCHOR=Beth
SS=HOLD


But Judge Charles Lobban (LAH-buhn) will allow her to serve two one-year sentences concurrently.
She should become eligible for parole in April.

Magician


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Mornin
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


And while getting out of jail may be a trick for Lippard -- life is just a bag of tricks for one 17- year- old Martinsville boy.
The junior magician is currently creating magic for patients at a local hospial.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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IN Q=With the sleight
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Joel Grodensky/Magician; :36
SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1:17
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville

((
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((NAT SOUND ))
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With the sleight of hand, even the keenest observer finds it difficult to figure out these tricks.
And that's the way Joel Grodensky likes it.
At only 17, he's spent the past seven years perfecting his craft-- starting out as a child with a magic kit.
About once a week, he performs for patients at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville-Henry County-- volunteering through a partnership with his school.
And his magic seems to do the trick for his audience.
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SOT 4:56:00

((PEOPLE REALLY ENJOY IT. THEY APPRECIATE JUST SOMEONE TO TALK TO A LOT OF THE TIMES-- YOU KNOW, YOU DO SOME MAGIC FOR THEM AND YOU TALK TO THEM FOR A WHILE, AND THEY APPRECIATE JUST HAVING SOMETHING TO DO. ))
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The Carlisle School Junior is a paid professional-- performing at everything from birthday parties to the upcoming Business Expo.
As for the future-- there's no telling what he'll have up his sleeve.
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SOT 4:56:40

((IT'LL ALWAYS BE SOMETHING THAT I'LL DO-- NO MATTER WHAT CAREER I GO WITH. I'LL PROBABLY ALWAYS DO MAGIC SHOWS ON THE SIDE, OR JUST DO SHOWS FOR FRIENDS OR WHATEVER. BUT I WOULD LOVE TO PURSUE IT AS A CAREER. ))
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Standup here, last one please
GRODENSKY SAYS HIS ULTIMATE AMBITION IS TO BECOME THE NEXT DAVID COPPERFIELD. BUT NO MATTER WHAT CAREER PATH HE CHOOSES, HE'S SURE TO KEEP HIS MAGIC TOUCH. Kimberly McBroom, News7, Martinsville.))

4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=uva hoops


In college basketball --
The Virginia Cavaliers lost to Duke last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=#C-200;
SUPER=97-VMI/=90/W. Carolina/=73//Duke/=79/Virginia/=69;
SUPER=97-Kentucky/=86/Georgia/=73//Connecticut/=87/West Va./=69;
SUPER=97-Villanova/=79/Seton Hall/=67//Kansas/=85/Colorado/=70;
SUPER=97-Indiana/=72/Penn State/=54//Texas Tech/=78/Baylor/=72;
SUPER=97-North Carolina/=53/Clemson/=48//Iowa State/=70/Oklahoma/=58;
SUPER=97-Bowling Green/=72/E. Michigan/=70;