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1-News-Head

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Christy Brzonkala's complaint against Virginia Tech now includes one of Tech's most prominent football players.
Details of a TEN million dollar defamation claim that goes along with it ...in a moment on NEWS 7.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we'll look for a forecast of political history at W-and-L- -as the mock convention gears up to pick a presidential nominee.

Sports-Head


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the state's best single-A and double-A wrestlers are in Salem this weekend.
March Madness begins.
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And Steve Mason reports from Richmond where Ernie Irvan crashed in practice before Terry Labonte won the pole.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


We wrap up a month long session of WeatherSchool tonight and also bring a fine weekend forecast to the table as well.

Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala


Former Virginia Tech student Christy Brzonkala has upped the ante.
She's added a defamation of character claim to her complaint against Tech and... now... THREE of its football players.
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***Keith on eng****
SUPER=04-1995


Cornell Brown has been added to the list of defendants.
One of the most decorated players in Tech history, Brown had provided an alibi for one of the two men Brzonkala says raped her.
An amended complaint filed in federal court today says Brown was in Tony Morrison's room the night it happened.
The complaint does NOT accuse Brown of raping her, nor does it say he SAW anyone ELSE rape her.
Morrsion admits he had sex with Brzonkala, but he says it was with her consent.
NOW Brzonkala says Morrison defamed her by saying she consented to sex with him.
Her lawyer is demanding 10 million dollars for "injury to her good name."
The theory is Morrison was accusing her of fornication, a crime in Virginia.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Tony Morrison


Morrison's lawyer, David Paxton says it's "ridiculous," and says he's not at all concerned by the defamation claim.
Much of the new information comes from tape recordings of the internal judicial hearings Tech conducted in this case last year.
Though parts of the tapes are missing, Brzonkala's lawyer says, they do include Morrison admitting that Brzonkala twice told him "no."

Mock-Convention


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=dal
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Mock Convention


Political pundits are waiting for students at Washington and Lee University to predict who will be the GOP nominee for President.
Every four years since 1908, students have held a mock convention to predict the nominee of the party NOT in the White House.
Since 1948 their predictions have only missed the mark once.
Double Boxes=Keith and Denise/StarLink


Denise Allen is in Lexington.
Denise, recent primaries have not produced a clear front runner. What kinds of problems has this produced for W&L delegates?
Live=Denise Full/StarLink
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SUPER=03-Lexington;:04
SUPER=01-Brian Ross/Convention Political Chairman; :12
SUPER=01-Rep. Tom DeLay/(R) Texas; :32
SUPER=@Allen;:43
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OUT Q=remains to be seen.
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Quayle


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=John Warner


Senator John Warner returned to his alma mater this afternoon to pick up a key endorsement in his re-election bid. ******Tape rolled from StarLink*****
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


A crowd of students joined former vice president Dan Quayle in his support of the senior Senator.
Quayle says Warner was his mentor when he represented Indiana in the Senate.
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SUPER=01-Dan Quayle/Former Vice-President;
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OUT Q=help the most. (Cheering)
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Quayle said while serving in the senate, he and Warner worked together on many Virginia projects.
He says Republicans like the three term incumbent are an asset to the Senate.
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Quayle will provide the opening address for tonight's platform.
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Roanoke-Mayor


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=J. Patrick Green


Well there's no doubt about it now, Roanoke Mayor David Bowers WON'T be running for re-election unopposed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning J-Patrick Green announced he'll seek the Republican nomination for mayor.
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SOT 09:08:18 MAY NEED TO COVER FIRST PART OF THIS SOT...SHAKY SHOT
IN Q=I feel it's
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((J. PATRICK GREEN/R-CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I FEEL IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT IN THE COMING YEARS THAT WE HAVE A MAYOR THAT'S A BUSINESSMAN. I AM THAT. I'VE BEEN IN BUSINESS FOR TWENTY YEARS IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY, AND I'M VERY PROUD OF THAT FACT.))
SUPER=01-J. Patrick Green/(R) City Council Candidate;
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OUT Q=of that fact.
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Green outlined several of his ideas at the news conference.
He wants Roanoke to work with its neighbors on consolidation of utilities, transportation, and land development.
He supports the identification and preservation of historical sites.
He wants to find a way to replace funding the city has lost due to federal downsizing WITHOUT raising taxes.
And he'd like to strengthen Roanoke's ties with Virginia Tech even further.
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L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


Lynchburg Democrats may not have any official candidates running for city council this May, but they'll still be represented on the ballot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Former educator Pete Warren announced today he's making an independent bid for the Ward One seat on council.
Warren is a registered Democrat, but says he's running as an independent because council already is too partisan.
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SOT 2:37:50
IN Q=Because I believe

((PETE WARREN/I- LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT'S THE WAY CITY GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE OPERATED. WE'RE MORE INTERESTED IN WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CITIZENS OF LYNCHBURG. DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SHOULD SHARE THE SAME CONCERNS.))
SUPER=01-Pete Warren/(I) Lynchburg Council Candidate; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=the same concerns.
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Warren will face off against incumbent councilman Dr. Robert Vogel, who's looking to trade his at- large post for Larry Carey's Ward One seat.
Carey is not seeking re- election.
Two other Democrats are running as independents for two other seats on council.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Just ahead on News 7 at Six-- Where can you turn if you rent a home and think your landlord is letting repairs slide? Some answers in our special series "Safe and Sound".
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and they call it "Operation March Madness"--sheriff's deputies pay a visit to one area high school--coming away with drugs and more. We'll have details.
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Halifax-Drugs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust-Cocaine


Drugs and weapons aren't welcome in any school.
Southside authorities made that point clear this morning at Halifax High School.
Teresa Hamilton reports, a school wide search turned up not only drugs but also weapons.
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IN Q=The surprise
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Major Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :13
SUPER=01-Bobby Hawkins/Va. State Trooper; :20
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OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

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The surprise search-- dubbed Operation March Madness-- took less than three hours-- but authorities hope their message will last much longer.
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IN Q=It makes

((MAJOR RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT MAKES ME ANGRY BECAUSE THIS IS A DRUG FREE ZONE AND IT WILL BE A DRUG FREE ZONE IF WE HAVE TO BRING THEM IN HERE EVERY WEEK.))
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OUT Q=every week.


This was the largest search Halifax County High school has ever been subject too.
The crack down began around nine- AM.
No one was allowed to leave.
Police, using search dogs, also combed the school parking lot.
It was there they made their biggest discoveries
Inside a truck they found a 22- rifle and bullets. nat sound of bullets being dropped on the hood of the car
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In a nearby car, they found up to 5- thousand dollars in crack cocaine. nat sound of picture being taken.
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IN Q=This amount here

((BOBBY HAWKINS/VA. STATE TROOPER:THIS AMOUNT HERE, IN MY OPINION, IS GOING TO BE SELLING IT, THIS IS NOT PERSONAL USE, THIS IS TOO MUCH. ))
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OUT Q=too much.


Altogether, about 10- students were caught. They were turned over to school officials, while police sought juvenile petitions. take stand up
This won't be last search here at Halifax High school. Authorities are so convinced what happened here today will make a difference, they've planned future surprise searches. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

New-River-Drowning


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Drowning


The efforts of a sheriff's deputy and a bystander couldn't stop a woman from jumping off the Peppers Ferry Bridge in Pulaski County this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


Deputy J.A. Ratcliffe stopped his car when he saw a woman at the edge of the bridge.
A man walking below yelled at the woman to try to stop her, but he says when she saw Ratcliffe she plunged into the New River.
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((DAVID STOWERS/WITNESS: SHE SEEN ME AND ROLLED BACK OVER ON HER STOMACH AND WAS TRYING TO INHALE, SHE WAS CHOKING. AND SO I FOLLOWED HER ALL THE WAY DOWN THE RIVER AND WAS TRYING TO GET HER WITH A STICK BUT IT WASN'T LONG ENOUGH. I ENTERED THE WATER ONCE BUT IT WAS TOO COLD. ))
SUPER=01-David Stowers/Witness;
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OUT Q=it was too cold.
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VO-NAT


Deputy Ratcliffe also waded in, but the cold forced him out as well.
Rescuers managed to get to the woman by boat within several minutes, but their efforts to revive her failed.
She was pronounced dead at Radford Community Hospital.
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HOUSING


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Safe and Sound?


The city of Roanoke is taking aim at substandard rental property with a new inspection program.
Double Box=Keith and Joe/Newsroom


Tonight, in the final part of our series, Safe and Sound, Joe Dashiell has the complaints of tenants... AND landlords.
LIVE=JoeD Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Joe1;


Keith, landlord- tenant disputes produce a litany of complaints... from both sides.
While renters say they must endure unsafe and unhealthy conditions because of their landlords inaction, property owners have a different perspective.
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IN Q=The Allendale Apartments
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
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SUPER=01-Spanky Macher/Landlord; :49
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((The Allendale Apartments on Mountain Avenue have been a source of frustration for the neighborhood, and tenants say problems inside recently prompted them to call in city building inspectors. TAVON WRIGHT
IN Q=Leaks up in there
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=cause like fire.


Tavon Wright and Rochelle Cicero may soon face eviction for falling behind on the rent, but tenants in other apartments echo their complaints of faulty appliances, rodents and bugs, a fire escape in need of repair.

Landlord Richard Dearing says he's fixed most of the problems inspectors have found.
He says the residents of his only subsidized building bear much of the responsibility for the condition of their apartments.

That's a perspective one of Roanoke's best known landlords shares. SPANKY MACHER
IN Q=I would say that I would be classified as a slumlord
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OUT Q=that's a terrible label to have.


Spanky Macher says safety is a paramount concern, but he insists that the enforcement of many requirements unrelated to the health and safety of tenants, borders on harasssment.
And he says residents who don't pay their rent and damage their apartments, make it impossible to keep all of his units in good repair.
IN Q=If you have a good tenant

((SPANKY MACHER/LANDLORD: IF YOU HAVE A GOOD TENANT, YOU WANT TO TAKE CARE OF THEM. YOU WANT TO FIX THE LEAK. YOU WANT TO SHOOT THE PIGEONS, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU DO WITH PIGEONS, SO THEY DO STAY AND THEY DO PAY THEIR RENT AND THEY ARE HAPPY. AND THAT'S THE APPROACH THAT I HAVE.))
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OUT Q=and that's the approach that I have.))
LIVE=JoeD Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Joe1;


We'll be hearing more of this next week... a coalition formed following the recent fire on Stewart Avenue will weigh in with a news conference on Tuesday.
Double Box=Keith and Joe/Newsroom


And the city has scheduled a community workshop on the proposed rental inspection program thursday night at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(Keith QUESTION: HOW SOON DO YOU EXPECT THE CITY TO IMPLEMENT THE RENTAL

INSPECTION PROGRAM?)

Kepley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=None


Meanwhile a lawsuit has been filed by the landlord Joe profiled in his story yesterday.
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John Kepley is involved in a dispute with the city over a vacant house he owns on Day Avenue.
He says a city building inspector pried open a boarded-up door on the house about ten days ago to inspect the building without a search warrant.
The city wants Kepley to tear down the house.
Kepley sued the city, claiming 110-thousand dollar in damages.
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Stocks


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


Another volatile day on Wall Street. The DOW ended the day with a big gain for the first time this week... UP 51 points to close at 55 hundred 36.
NASDAQ dropped 14 points.
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WV-Flooding


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath


It's been six weeks since flood waters ravaged parts of West Virginia.
But it now appears that most residents are back on solid ground.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co.


In fact, FEMA has decided to pull out of the mountain state.
As of 7 o'clock tonight, the agency will close all of its West Virginia recovery centers.
Officials say their services are no longer needed.
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SOT 11:37:28
IN Q=At this point

((PEGGY ZAUHA/FEMA: AT THIS POINT, IT'S JUST TIME TO CLOSE THE CENTER DOWN AND LET THE COMMUNITY GET BACK TO NORMAL AND USE THE GYM FOR WHAT IT WAS INTENDED TO BE USED FOR. ))
SUPER=01-Peggy Zauha/FEMA;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co./January 23;


The January flood caused extensive damage to homes and businesses-- and in some spots it was worse than the flood of '85.
Officials say nearly five hundred residents sought help from the Ronceverte
(RON-suh-vert) center alone.
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Sports Tease


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


Tonight in sports, Terry Labonte wins the pole and Richmond, while Ernie Irvan crashes.
Steve Mason will have details from the track.
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Plus they're going to the mat for their comrades in Salem this weekend as the state single-a and double-a wrestling tournaments open at the Civic Center.
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S-Richmond


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-31
GRAPHIC=richmond raceway


The Winston Cup circuit rolled into Richmond expecting to dodge snow flakes today.
Instead they ended up having to dodger Ernie Irvan and spend the day chasing down Terry Labonte.
Steve Mason has more on today's happening from the Richmond International Raceway.
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IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Brian VanDercook/Irvan's Media Director; :11
SUPER=01-Terry Labonte/Wins 23rd Career Pole; 1:22
SUPER=@steve1; 1:33
RUNS=1:51
OUT Q=...A LOOK AT THE TOP 25."
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WIPE TO CHYRON BOARDS

S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none
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IN Q=TERRY LABONTE
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OUT Q=...MIKE WALLACE.
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S-Heilig


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


As you saw Mike wallace qualified 25th for his Richmond based sponsor, Heilig Meyers furniture.
But I guarantee you that Wallace didn't have the hottest Heilig Meyers vehicle on the road today.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00


Around 9:30 this morning this Heilig Meyers delivery truck was head north on 220 in Botetourt County when a refrigerator it was hauling caught on fire.
The driver, his co worker an a sheriff's deputy had to hurriedly get the flaming "frig" and a recliner off the bed of the truck before the flames reached the fuel tank.
Fortunately, no one was hurt although don't look for the vehicle on the super truck series anytime soon.
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S-Rasslin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-2
GRAPHIC=WRESTLING


The Salem Civic Center has been turned into a wrestling mecca this weekend as the Single-A and Double-A state wrestlng tournaments roll out the mats simultaneously.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


The two day event got underway at 10 o'clock this morning with first round matches in both classifications.
112 bouts in all were held today.
Grundy high school has owned this event winning the past nine Group Two-a championships.
While Northampton is back to defend its group-A title.
The tournament continues tonight and resume against tomorrow morning at 10.
The finals are set for tomorrow night at 7.
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