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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
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Ahead on NEWS-7 at SIX:
A preacher goes to prison.
A county administrator goes to court.
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VO-NAT


And a woman hits the road in a patrol car- -the first ever female deputy in Bedford County.
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Sports-Head


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


Tonight in sports, I'll give you the lineup of games coming up on WDBJ starting tomorrow afternoon.
Plus Roy Stanley tells us about the Star City's NCAA connection.
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And the Hokies make their final comments this afternoon in Dallas before tomorrow afternoon's first round battle with Green Bay.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Sneak some time outside tomorrow if you can. An extended period of showers is likely starting Friday.

Frizzelle


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Jonathan Frizzelle


Prison and restitution are in order for a former Halifax County preacher sentenced today for fraud.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax/January 17;


45- year old Jonathon Frizzelle pastored at two local churches before his arrest last summer.
Today he was ordered to spend 14- years in prison.
In January, Frizzelle pled "NO contest" to 13- counts against him.
Authorities say the preacher would sign for loans to buy vehicles and expensive lawn mowers.
He apparently got into trouble, because he would then sell the items without notifying or paying the bank.
He was also ordered to pay restitution totally more than 19- thousand dollars.
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Hibbs-Wimmer-Ball


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Fear that neighbors would hear a drunken teenager moaning in the backyard may have led three men to dump the boy over a creek bank, where he died.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville; :00


Today a judge in Wythe County certified abduction and murder charges against 20- year- old Eric Ball, 18 year- old Eric Wimmer and 19 year- old Jason Hibbs.
Authorities say Hibbs punched the victim, Ricky Lee Coleman and threw him outside
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./January 22; :12 of Hibbs' home, where he lay moaning and

cursing.
They say Ball and Wimmer later helped Hibbs wrap Coleman in a blanket and drove him to the creek bank on route 618.
Coleman died from exposure.
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Branson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Billy Branson


Wythe County administrator Billy Branson says he can't force the board of supervisors to tell him why he was asked to resign, but maybe a judge can.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Branson IS taking the board to court over a January 15th meeting he believes was illegal.
He says legal action could have been avoided
SUPER=@File;

if former chairman Mark Munsey had produced the meeting minutes or publicly apologized.
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SOT 11:31:04
IN Q=

((BILLY BRANSON/WYTHE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO START LEGAL PROCEEDINGS TO MAKE THEM PRODUCE THE RECORDS, OR AT LEAST STATEMENTS OF WHAT THEY SAID IN THE MEETING AND WHAT ACTION THEY TOOK. Q: AND THAT WOULD SATISFY YOU, TO JUST KNOW WHAT WAS SAID AT THE MEETING? A: WELL, IT'S ACCORDING TO WHAT THEY SAID. IF THEY CALLED ME A SON-OF-A-GUN I WON'T BE TOO HAPPY.))
SUPER=01-Billy Branson/Wythe Co. Administrator;
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OUT Q=won't be too happy.
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VO-NAT


Branson wants to know what the board said about him- -so he can decide whether he is a victim of discrimination.
Munsey has admitted minutes of the meeting were not recorded.
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County-Schools


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


Roanoke County's school bond referendum is now less than three weeks away, and the volume of the debate is rising..
Today, top elected and appointed officials turned up their support for the 39- million dollar package of improvements.
Double Box=Keith & Joe/Newsroom


But Joe Dashiell reports, opponents are also on the attack.
LIVE=JoeD/Newsroom
SUPER=@Joe1;


Keith, supporters portray this issue as a vote for or against education.
But critics claim its more complicated than that, raising questions about the cost, the financing, and the fairness of a project that benefits one region more than another.
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SOT
IN Q=The sheriff, commonwealth's attorney
SUPER=03-Salem;
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Supervisors Chairman; :12
SUPER=01-Don Terp/Bond Issue Opponent; :54
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OUT Q=what can be comfortably carried.


((The sheriff, commonwealth's attorney, supervisors chairman, and other county officials lined up in front of the jail to dramatize their belief that more than bricks and mortar are riding on the referendum.
SOT JOHNSON 14:01:31
IN Q=We're standing

((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: WE'RE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE JAIL , IN FRONT OF THE COURT SYSTEM HERE. AND THE ONE THING I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT EXPENSES, IF YOU THINK EDUCATION IS EXPENSIVE, WAIT UNTIL YOU SEE THE PRICE TAG OF IGNORANCE.))
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OUT Q=the price tag of ignorance.


The bulk of the bond issue is earmarked for construction of a replacement for Cave Spring High School... now almost thirty years old and overcrowded.
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SOT
IN Q=If we have to bite

((IF WE HAVE TO BITE THE BULLET, THEN I SAY LET'S BITE THE BULLET NOW.)) ((IF YOU DON'T KNOW, THEN VOTE NO, AND I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO VOTE.))
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OUT Q=information to vote.


The project has received support at community meetings, but also complaints from critics who question whether the county should be adding 37- million dollars to the debt it is already carrying.
SOT TERP 00:53:29
IN Q=The top concern

((DON TERP/BOND ISSUE OPPONENT: THE TOP CONCERN IS THAT WE REALLY ARE MAXED OUT. TO SAY IT ANOTHER WAY, WE'VE USED UP OUR CREDIT CARDS. ROANOKE COUNTY RIGHT NOW IS WAY IN EXCESS OF WHAT CAN BE COMFORTABLY CARRIED.))
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OUT Q=can be comfortably carried.
LIVE=JoeD/Newsroom


Of course, supporters say the county isn't extending itself too far... and the supervisors who support the project say they can issue these bonds without a tax increase.
Double Box=Keith & Joe/Newsroom


Keith, the voters of the county will answer the debate on April 2nd... and we can expect more from both sides during the next couple of weeks.

Howell


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=MidEast Peace


President Clinton has joined other heads of state at an anti-terrorism summit in the Middle East. One man very familiar with the conflict in the region says the gathering is a symbolic gesture against the recent wave of terrorist attacks in Israel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Nathaniel Howell served as U-S ambassador to Kuwait from 1987 until December of 1990, four months after the Iraqi invasion and the start of the Persian Gulf War.
Visiting Roanoke County schools, Howell told high school students the recent rash of terrorist bombings is tragic but unfortunately not new to the region.
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9 29 06 00 - 9 29 27 00
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IN Q=Let's not forget

((NATHANIEL HOWELL/FORMER AMBASSADOR TO KUWAIT: LET'S NOT FORGET THERE WAS TERRORISM IN THOSE TERRITORIES WHEN ISRAEL WAS IN DIRECT CONTROL. IT IS NOT THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT HAS COME UP NOW.))
SUPER=01-Nathaniel Howell/Former Ambassador to Kuwait;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=come up now
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VO-NAT


Howell also talked to students about the historic background of many of the long-standing religious and ethnic conflicts in the Middle East.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--a compromise struck between two groups frequently at odds: farmers and environmentalists. The issue: farm pollution and what can be done about it.
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VO-NAT


Also, why two members of the Bedford County Sheriff's Department are getting quite a bit of attention.
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SOT 14:17:30
IN Q=Ever since high

((WENDY FINCH/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: EVER SINCE HIGH SCHOOL, I'VE JUST ALWAYS WANTED TO GET INTO LAW ENFORCEMENT, ESPECIALLY BEDFORD COUNTY, BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE I WAS BROUGHT UP. ))
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OUT Q=I was brought up.
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The department's first women deputies are getting ready to hit the road. We'll talk with one of them about her expectations.
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Regional-Jail


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=Regional Jail


They have the funding and they have the locations... now authorities want some citizen input on the design of a new regional jail system for central Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Over the next six weeks, Jail Authority members will talk with law enforcement, local government officials and residents about the design of the Blue Ridge Regional Jail.
Architects said today the 42- million- dollar project is ready to take the next step towards construction.
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SOT 14:13:05
IN Q=The authority

((ANDY COUPLES/ARCHITECT: THE AUTHORITY I THINK, IN THE ACTION THEY'VE TAKEN WITH MOVING AHEAD WITH THE PROJECT, HAS MADE IT VERY CLEAR TO US THAT THEIR GOAL IS TO HAVE THIS SYSTEM UP AND OPERATING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Andy Couples/Architect; :00
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OUT Q=soon as possible.
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VO-NAT


The Regional Jail system is actually several different projects.
A new 450- bed jail would be built in downtown Lynchburg, and the existing jails in Halifax and Campbell County would be expanded.
The state is paying half the cost of construction.
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Bedford-deputies


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Bedford County Seal


In its two and a half centuries, Bedford County has never had a woman in a law enforcement job.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


That's about to change.
Two of Bedford's finest were named deputy sheriffs today.
For Wendy Finch, it's not just an opportunity, it's a JOB... she really wanted.
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SOT 14:17:45
IN Q=Everywhere they've got

((EVERYWHERE THEY'VE GOT FEMALE ROAD OFFICERS, CITIES, OTHER COUNTIES, EVEN THE STATE, FBI, YOU KNOW. SO, NO I DON'T FEEL LIKE IT'S ANYTHING GREAT.))
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OUT Q=anything great.
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* * * Keith on ENG * * *
She'll spend 12 weeks at the police academy before getting in a patrol car.
But the uniform is nothing new to her. She worked the lock-up in Lynchburg for a year and a half- -served a stint in Army communications before that.
She knows some people may want to challenge the authority of a woman with a badge.
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SOT 14:18:55
IN Q=There's going to be

((THERE'S GOING PROBABLY TO BE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE TRYING ME. BUT WE'LL JUST SEE. You're up to the challenge? OH, YEAH.))
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OUT Q=Oh, yeah.
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VO-NAT


Deputy Finch's appointment was just one of 17 promotions handed out by Sheriff Mike Brown today.
He concedes the deputies promoted to corporal will have to be content with just a stripe for their uniform.
There's no money in the budget- -at this point- -for a pay raise to go with it.
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City-Democrats


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=Democrats


Vowing positive, issue- driven campaigns, the Democratic candidates for Roanoke City Council outlined their intentions today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Among their goals-- encouraging economic development through regional cooperation.
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3:57:01 ((CARROLL SWAIN/D- ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: THIS REGION SHOULD BE EXPANDED TO INCLUDE COMMUNITIES WITHIN 25 THROUGH 40- MILE RADIUS OF ROANOKE.))
SOT 3:53:19
IN Q=We need economic

((JIM TROUT/D- ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE NEED ECONOMIC STRATEGIES THAT WILL PROPEL US INTO THE HIGH TECH WORLD OF THE 21ST CENTURY. ))
SUPER=01-Carroll Swain/(D) Roanoke City Council Candidate;
SUPER=01-Jim Trout/(D) Roanoke City Council Candidate;
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OUT Q= radius of Roanoke
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VO-NAT


Education will be another cornerstone of the four campaigns.
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SOT 3:50:26
IN Q=i BELIEVE THAT

((LINDA WYATT/D-ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I BELIEVE THAT ROANOKE MUST MAKE AN INVESTMENT OF TIME AND MONEY TO THE CITY SCHOOL SYTEM FOR COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY, EQUIPMENT, SOFTWARE, AND TRAINING. ))
SOT 4:00:27

((REV. NELSON HARRIS/D- ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I HAVE STRONGLY SUPPORTED RIGOROUS ACADEMIC STANDARDS, STUDENT SERVICES, AND ENHANCING CLASSROOM TECHNOLOGY. ))
SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/(D) Roanoke City Council Candidate;
SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/(D) Roanoke City Council Candidate;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=classroom technology
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VO-NAT


The candidates also touted the importance of safe neighborhoods and more citizen involvement in local government.
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Alleghany-Regional


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Alleghany Regional


A consolidation plan at Alleghany Regional Hospital is leaving about 25 employees there out of work.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co./File Tape; :


Two units will be merged-- the fourth and fifth floors of the hospital.
The reason-- fewer in-patients and shorter hospital stays.
A Hospital spokesman says the facility is still hoping to expand its business.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Alleghany Regional


Alleghany Regional is considering establishing a nursing facility or rehabilation unit and expanding outpatient services.

Stocks


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


Mixed results on Wall Street today.
The Dow lost 15 points to close at 55 hundred-68.
NASDAQ gained 16 points.
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Ag-Law


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Farming


Rarely in Richmond do both sides on an issue come away from a General Assembly session feeling like winners.
Farmers and environmentalists did just that this year on a major new section of Virginia law dealing with farm pollution.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=Today in Virginia
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=@Deeds; :20
SUPER=@Ellen2; :44
SUPER=01-Patti Jackson/James River Assoc.; :52
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Today in Virginia, farmers who pollute their neighbors' air, water, and soil enjoy a freedom from enforcement.
But farmers who work hard to farm cleanly don't enjoy their colleagues who don't.
That's why Bath County Democrat Creigh Deeds brought farmers and environmentalists to the table this year on the Agricultural Stewardship Act.
sot friday interviews one 05:00:18

((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/D- BATH CO.: I THINK IT'S SIGNIFICANT NOT ONLY FOR WHAT IT DOES BUT FOR THE PRECEDENT IT SETS. YOU KNOW I'VE THOUGHT FOR A LONG TIME THAT THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY AND THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY SHARE MUCH MORE COMMON GROUND THAN THOSE LITTLE DETAILS THEY ARGUE ABOUT FROM TIME TO TIME.))
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The bill sends complaints first to local soil and water conservation workers, and if necessary, on to the state Department of Agriculture.
Unless it's a dire emergency, farmers have 18 months to fix any problems.
sot 03:35:14

((PATTI JACKSON/JAMES RIVER ASSOCIATION: I THINK IT'S A VERY IMPORTANT BILL. I THINK PARTICULARLY BECAUSE IN THE PAST THERE'S BEEN A TENDENCY FOR PEOPLE TO THINK THAT THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNITY JUST IS LOOKING FOR MORE REGULATION TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. AND WHAT OUR REAL GOAL IS IS TO MAINTAIN OR IMPROVE WATER QUALITY, AND AIR QUALITY, AND SO I THINK THAT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT IN A COOPERATIVE WAY.))
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There is an appeals process.
And the bill allows inspectors to ignore anonymous complaints.
sot friday interviews one 05:02:56

((DEL. CREIGH DEEDS/(D) BATH CO.: YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THOSE WHO WOULD HARASS FARMERS.))
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The stewardship act is on Governor's Allen desk for approval.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, the Hokies make their final comments from Dallas before tomorrow afternoon's game with Green Bay.
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And Roy Stanley takes us to NW Roanoke and Smith Mountain Lake to explain southwest Virginia';s other connections in the NCAA tournament.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=NCAA ROAD TO FINAL FOUR


The Road to the final four begins tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 for the Virginia Tech Hokies as they take on Wisconsin-Green Bay.
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SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/This Afternoon; :00


The Hokies talked about playing this relatively unknown Midwest power, with a 25-to-3 record during a pregame news conference this afternoon at Reunion Arena.
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IN Q="I think ...

((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...OUR GUYS DO."
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Despite their respect for Green Bay, the Tech players admit they have thought about playing Kentucky in the second round.
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SOT
IN Q="You know...

((SHAWN SMITH/VA. TECH FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Shawn Smith/Va. Tech Forward; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...against them."
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=NCAA LOGO


When the NCAA tournament starts tomorrow a couple of rookie Coaches with connections in Southwest virginia will be in the field.
SS=Radford Logo


Tulsa's Steve Robinson and Western Carolina's Phil Hopkins both coached at Radford under Joe Davis.
Roy Stanley Has more.
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IN Q="Phil Hopkins...
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :09
SUPER=01-Joe Davis/Lynchburg College Head Coach; :23
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :1:14
SUPER=01-Alexander Robinson/Steve's Father; 1:30
SUPER=01-Lizzie Robinson/Steve's Mother; 1:41
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:55
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OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
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((Phil Hopkins and Robinson were assistant coaches under Davis at the Same time at Radford University.
After several Jobs, Hopkins, a South Carolina Native replaced Benny Dees as the Head coach at Western Carolina.
And this season, the Catamounts won the Southern Conference tournament championship earning their first berth in the NCAA field.)) ((JOE DAVIS/LYNCHBURG HEAD COACH: )) ((When Davis took over the program in 1978 Robinson was one of his first scholarships players.
The school went Division one in 1984 and Robinson returned as an assistant under Davis.
Robinson spent several seasons in Kansas however, in his rookie year as head coach Tulsa was 22 and 7 and won the Missouri Valley Conference automatic bid to the NCAA.)) ((JOE DAVIS: )) ((Robinson grew up in Northwest roanoke and attended William Fleming High School.
His family has followed his playing and coaching careers from Ferrum to Radford to Cornell and Kansas.
But now, Robinson is heading his own program which his parents knew he would do some day.)) ((ALEXANDER ROBINSON/STEVE'S FATHER: )) ((LIZZIE ROBINSON/STEVE'S MOTHER: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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S-Tulsa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE
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PINNACLE PAGE
And thanks to the efforts of WDBJ program director Mike Bell your hometown station has received clearance from CBS Sports to carry Steve's NCAA debut on Friday at high noon.
The Golden Hurricanes take on Louisville from the Midwest regionals in Milwaukee.
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S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


The first steps on the road to the final four begin tomorrow with afternoon and night doubleheaders on WDBJ.
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pinnacle board
Just after noon tomorrow you'll see a doubleheader from Dallas with the Hokies playing in the second game of the day at 2:30.
Plus you'll also get bonus coverage of some of the other afternoon games.
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pinnacle board
Then tomorrow night the VCU Rams battle Mississippi State as our coverage resumes at 7:30.
Maryland and Santa Clara close out the first night of play.
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Wireless-Cable


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Cable TV


There's no doubt television has changed over the years.
And the WAY people view it seems ever-changing.
Scott Prince introduces us to the latest in T-V technology.
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SOT
IN Q=There's something
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Nay/R&B Cable; :14
SUPER=01-Betty Ann Rice/Wireless Cable Subscriber; :39
SUPER=@Scott1; :50
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OUT Q=S.P. News 7


((There's something different about this cable hook- up.
This installer is hardly using any cable.
WIRELESS technology is now available in the Roanoke Valley... and the demand is signaling success.
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SOT 3:13:30 tape 1
IN Q=We have a

((BOB NAY/R&B CABLE: WE HAVE A RESOLUTION THAT'S TWENTY- FIVE TO THIRTY PERCENT GREATER THAN A TYPICAL WIRE LINE CABLE SYSTEM AND THEY SEEM TO LIKE THE CHANNEL LINEUP QUITE A BIT. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=quite a bit


From the outside it appears to be a small satellite dish-- but that's where the satellite similarities end.
Wireless cable offers only twelve channels.
But the draw is that it offers local stations, and it can reach some remote areas where traditional cable is not offered.
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SOT 4:45:04
IN Q=We wanted cable

((BETTY ANN RICE/WIRELESS CABLE SUBSCRIBER: WE WANTED CABLE EVER SINCE IT CAME TO THE CITY OF ROANOKE, BEFORE WE WERE EVEN IN THE CITY. WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET IT AND IT'S A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY. ))
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OUT Q=wonderful opportunity

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That's not to say there aren't any drawbacks.
Yes, wireless cable gives you local stations... but as of right now, only half of them.
And unless your home possesses a clear view of Tinker Mountain, the system can't be installed. end stand up
That's because it works on microwave technology.
The signal from the mountain tower can't have any obstructions... that includes buildings, other mountains... or even a group of trees.
If any of these these things exist, the signal will be blocked.
Even still, officials hope to attract a strong number of households.
They expect 2- thousand subscribers to tune into wireless cable in the next Scott Prince, News 7.)) year.