18:00-01

1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

A Glenvar teenager is sent away for killing a teacher while driving drunk.
We'll hear from the victim's husband.
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VO-NAT


And hear from the suspect in a murder and malicious wounding case early this morning in Christiansburg.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, UVA gets ready for a weekend party that includes Kansas, Tennessee, and ODU.
Marshall and West Virginia agree to play football, finally.
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VO-NAT eng#


And John Thompson spends part of this afternoon talking about slot machines instead of Texas Tech, after news surfaced that he was looking to become a part owner of Las Vegas casino.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Its tough to feel the warmth of spring with 15 degree wind chills..but the forecast looks better into the weekend.

Drunk-Driver


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A 16-year old honor student was locked up this afternoon in Roanoke County. He begins serving an indeterminate sentence for manslaughter.
It was the case of the young man who struck and killed a teacher last December- -while driving drunk.
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SOT
IN Q=By sending
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape
SUPER=01-Gary Kitts/Victim's Husband
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 14, 1995
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=for that? No.


(( By sending him away to the department of youth and family services, the judge said he was holding the former Glenvar student "accountable."
With the victim's family on one side of the courtroom, and relatives of the young man on the other, Judge Phil Trompeter looked out at what he called a "sea of despair."
He told the young man: "I hope you will think of Mrs. Kitts everyday you wake up."
Bonnie Kitts died when the young man who lived in the same neighborhood stuck her while she was out for a walk with her husband.
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SOT 16:30
IN Q=There's no justice

((THERE'S NO JUSTICE THAT WOULD REPLACE HER LIFE. I MEAN NOTHING THEY COULD DO IS EVER GOING TO BRING HER BACK. I WAS SAD TO WALK IN HERE TODAY, AND I'M SAD TO WALK OUT TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Gary Kitts/Victim's Husband
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=out today.


In court Gary Kitts said he sees that car coming at him every night and thinks about what he "could have done...."
He pointed out to the judge that his son, Brian, is "a gifted kid, too," just like the young driver, only "he didn't kill anybody," Kitts said.
He had NO reaction to the sentence.
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SOT 16:29:30
IN Q=Well, we lost

((WELL, WE LOST ON DECEMBER THE 14TH. And there's no making up for that? NO.))
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OUT Q=for that? No.))
ANCHOR=Keith


Technically an "indeterminate committment" means youth corrections could keep the boy until he's 21, but the prosecutor said today it's typically more like FOUR MONTHS.
The boy loses his drivers license for five years, and once he's released, he'll have to perform 100 hours of community service.

C'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Michael Knowles


A Christiansburg man accused of shooting his estranged wife and daughter this morning now says it was all a mistake.
43 year- old Angie Knowles is dead, and 47 year- old Michael Knowles faces six charges including murder, malicious wounding and attempting malicious wounding of police officers.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=As police escorted him
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00
SUPER=01-Sgt. Hank Epperly/Christiansburg Police; :31
SUPER=01-Peggy Ridgeway/Neighbor; :51
SUPER=@Tracy2; 1:05
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( As police led him in handcuffs to the Montgomery County magistrate's office, Michael Knowles expressed regret.
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SOT 13:39:56

((IT WAS A BIG, BIG, BIG MISTAKE. ))
RUNS=:04


Around 6:30 a-m, police say Knowles broke in through the back door at 109 Evans Street, where his estranged wife Angie and their children had moved about a month before.
During a struggle over his shotgun, he allegedly shot his wife in the abdomen, and his 18 year- old daughter in the finger.
Police say when they arrived, he turned his gun on them.
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SOT 8:00:53

((SGT. HANK EPPERLY/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE: HE EXITED THE REAR DOOR AND FIRED TWICE AT OUR OFFICERS WITH A SHOTGUN. THE OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE. HE WENT BACK INTO THE HOUSE FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE MINUTES AND THEN CAME BACK OUT AGAIN UNARMED. ))
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Police say that's when the teenager threw her father's gun out the front door, and they arrested him.
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SOT 7:18:30

((PEGGY RIDGEWAY/NEIGHBOR: WELL I WAS AWAKENED BY A GUNSHOT AND THEN I CAME TO MY FRONT WINDOWS AND POLICE WERE RUNNING AROUND EVERYWHERE AND THEY HAD GUNS. AND THEN A LADY CAME OUT AND DROPPED HER GUN AND I THINK THAT MUST'VE BEEN THE END OF IT BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THEY STARTED BRINGING PEOPLE OUT. ))
RUNS=:14


The two younger children in the house at the time were not hurt.
Angie Knowles died during surgery at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
A fund has been set up for all four of her children at First National Bank of Christiansburg.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Ambulance-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=None


Four people were injured this afternoon in an accident involving a van and a Blacksburg Rescue Squad ambulance.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The ambulance was responding with lights and sirens to an emergency call when it collided with the van at the intersection of Prices Fork and Toms Creek Roads.
Squad captain James Sowder and his three passengers were treated for minor injuries.
The driver of the van, 20- year- old Carlos Diaz of Blacksburg sustained head and face injuries.
Police have not yet determined who was at fault. Damages to the ambulance are estimated at 35- thousand dollars.
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M'ville-Hospital


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=None


A hostage drill at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville has resulted in four E-R nurses seeking damages for their emotional suffering.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/File;


Five masked gunmen entered the hospital January 26th-- but the nurses and other employees were not told the incident was a drill.
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


An attorney for three of the nurses asked for a criminal investigation.
But both the Commonwealth's Attorney and the Police department say there was no criminal intent.
The nurses' attorney says that doesn't matter.
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SOT 16:21:57
IN Q=WEll, I don't think

(( ))
SUPER=01-Jim Shortt/Attorney;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=lives in jeopardy
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TALENT=KEITH
SS=None


Meanwhile, Shortt says the nurses are undergoing psychiatric evaluation.
If the hospital does not settle, Shortt says they'll file a civil suit.
Hospital officials wouldn't comment-- saying they did not know about the criminal charges.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--more on a sewer program which may impact half of all homeowners in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT


And the tale of the black vulture--they enjoy protected status, but have become a menace for some farmers. We'll have the story.
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L'burg-Sewer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Starting this fall, Lynchburg begins to aggressively tackle its sewer contamination problems... and the city is looking to the public for help.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg newsroom...Steve, how does the city hope to get residents excited about sewers?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


A couple of different ways Keith.. by appealing first to their wallets, and secondly to their desire to help clean up the environment.
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SOT
IN Q=It's not a
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Blair/Blair Communications; :10
RUNS=1:02
OUT Q=solving this problem.


(( It's not an exciting or even a pleasant topic to discuss, but when it comes to revamping Lynchburg's sewer system, nearly every resident needs to listen up.
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SOT 4:02:16
IN Q=We've got a

((BOB BLAIR/BLAIR COMMUNICATIONS: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF EXPLAINING TO DO AS TO WHY WE'VE GOT A PROBLEM AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO SOLVE IT.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to solve it.
natsot kiosk 5:59:05

((CSO CONTROL WORK WILL KEEP RAW SEWAGE FROM ENTERING AREA STREAMS AND THE JAMES RIVER.))
RUNS=:06


Video kiosks in City Hall are just one approach to getting the word out about combined sewer overflow.
Basically, the city needs to block rainwater from entering its sewer system and flooding area streams with contaminated water.
To solve the problem, Lynchburg needs to persuade thousands of homeowners to disconnect their rain gutter downspouts.
They'll be paid 150 bucks a connection...but it's the appeal of cleaning up local waterways where officials really hope to strike a chord.
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SOT 4:03:22
IN Q=I think there's

((BLAIR: I THINK THERE'S A GREAT LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR BEING GOOD STEWARDS AND THIS IS CERTAINLY PART OF IT, AND UNFORTUNATELY IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY AND IS GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF TIME, BUT PEOPLE SEEM TO BE READY TO ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES AND GO TO WORK SOLVING THIS PROBLEM.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=solving this problem.))
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


It's important to remember that the rainleader disconnection program won't start until next fall.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


So the city is asking residents to hold off on the questions and phone calls to City Hall until that program gets underway. Keith?

DEQ-Survey


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The enforcement record of the State Department of Environmental Quality has come under fire... this time by the department's own employees.
A survey by an environmental group finds many employees believe D-E-Q is bending to political pressure and failing to enforce state laws.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


David Sligh is a former D-E-Q employee who resigned in February 1995.
He is the state director of the group that conducted the survey, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.
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SOT
IN Q=I think the most significant

((I THINK THE MOST SIGNIFICANT THING IS THAT IT SHOWS THAT EMPLOYEES AT D.E.Q ARE NOT BEING ALLOWED TO DO THE JOB THAT THEY WERE HIRED FOR, THAT THE MISSION THAT MOST OF THOSE EMPLOYEES BELIEVE IN AND THAT APPARENTLY THE CITIZENS OF VIRGINIA BELIEVE IN IS NOT BEING UPHELD.))
SUPER=01-David Sligh/Former D.E.Q. Employee;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=is not being upheld.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Twenty one percent of the department's employees responded to the survey.
Secretary of Natural Resources, Becky Norton Dunlap, dismisses the poll as the work of a small but vocal group of disgruntled employees.

Vultures


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia farmers are at war with the black vulture.
And on their behalf, the state agriculture department is pushing to remove the species from federal protection nationwide.
Ellen Qualls reports on a new state effort.
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SOT
IN Q=The state began
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Fulghum/Va. Dept. of Agriculture; :11
SUPER=03-Hanover Co.; :19
SUPER=@Ellen1; :42
RUNS=1:41
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( The state began counting black vultures in January.
The goldmine is near the Radford Arsenal.
An estimated three thousand birds have made it the largest black vulture roost on the East Coast.
sot 04:48:23

((FRANK FULGHUM/VA. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: MOST OF THE ONES THAT GOT THE PERMITS TO GO OUT AND KILL WERE FROM THAT GENERAL AREA DOWN THERE, BECAUSE THEY HAD HAD THE GREATEST LOSSES.))
runs=:08


Losses in terms of calves -- killed in the last three years.
sot 04:46:30

((FRANK FULGHUM/VA. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: IT MAY JUST BE THAT THERE'S NOT AS MUCH AS DEAD FOOD OUT THERE FOR THEM. AND SO THE POPULATION IS UP AND THEY'VE LEARNED THEY CAN GO AND GET THESE OTHER EASY SOURCES OF MEAT. MAYBE ONCE THEY'VE DONE THAT, THEY DECIDE THEY LIKE IT.))
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sot standup


So Virginia is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to intervene.
To lift the Migratory Birds Act protection from the black vulture.
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That would mean farmers would NO longer need kill permits, and there would be NO limit on the number one could kill.
sot 04:40:59

((FRANK FULGHUM/VA. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: THE FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE IS AWARE THAT WE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS. THERE HAS BEEN SOME POLITICAL PRESSURE BROUGHT TO BEAR TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS.))
runs=:11


But federal officials are openly skeptical.
A spokesman says that modern cattle farmers are partly to blame -- leaving their herds unsupervised while they go off to other jobs, and grazing their cattle in open fields, so birthing cows are easier targets to predators in the sky.
sot 04:38:17

((FRANK FULGHUM/VA. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY REPORTS OF ANY HUMANS BEING ATTACKED. THE BLACK VULTURES ARE PRETTY AGRESSIVE THOUGH, AND THEY DON'T SCARE EASILY.))
runs=:10


So for now, Virginia is counting its vultures as they hatch, trying to prove killing some more is NO big deal.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Stocks


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


The stock market lost more ground today.
The Dow was down 14 points.
NASDAQ fell ten and a half points.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=#D-69;


Clifton-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=None


In Clifton Forge some officials say history may NOT be good for the classroom.
As Ron Jones reports they contend aging school buildings are slowing down progress.
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SOT
IN Q=Alleghany Highland residents
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :00
SUPER=03-Covington/File Tape; :09
SUPER=03-Bath Co./File Tape; :15
SUPER=01-Richard Magnifico/Clifton Forge City Manager; :38
SUPER=03-Low Moor/File Tape; :52
SUPER=01-Della Dale/Asst. Elementary School Principal; 1:08
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:20
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven.


((Alleghany Highland residents are experiencing the growing pains of progress.
Some say old public buildings are outdated and should be replaced.
City-Hall (Tape# 96-20)


Just recently Covington's 93-year-old City Hall was threatened... but later saved at a public hearing.
Bath-Jail (Tape# 96-12)


The Bath County jail doors may be shut... state lawmakers say the facility is NOT practical anymore. CLIFTON FORGE SCHOOL STUFF
The latest growing pains are in Clifton Forge.
Some city officials say their schools are too old...in need of extensive repair... and do not meet the needs of children.
They also admit they don't have enough money to build new schools.
So they are asking a local foundation to help them out.
SOT 13:07:42

((RICHARD MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MANAGER: IS TO REQUEST OF THE ALLEGHANY FOUNDATION CONSIDERATION FOR THE FUNDING OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CLIFTON FORGE AND AN AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH THE FOCUS BEING PLACED ON TECHNOLOGY AND CONTENT.))
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TAPE# (Video of Alleghany Regional Hospital)


The Alleghany Foundation recently received 35-million dollars from the recent sale of the Alleghany Regional Hospital.
City leaders hope the money will help pay for new schools... but some educators aren't so sure--they don't want to lose a link to the past.
SOT 11:49:07

((DELLA DALE/ASST. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE THE BUILDING TORN DOWN BECAUSE IT WAS THE OLD BLACK HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE INTEGRATION. IT MEANS A LOT TO THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.. ESPECIALLY IN THIS BLOCK.))
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City officials say the schools would cost about 6 to 10 million dollars to build. SHOT OF KIDS PLAYING BASKETBALL
And even though the ball is in the Foundation's court... city officials won't know the score until the end of the year.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

Anthony


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Ferrum College


A Ferrum College football standout has been THROWN out of school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Running back Lonnie David Anthony was arrested three times over the weekend-- with charges ranging from battery to trespassing.
Ferrum officials wouldn't talk specifically about the incidents, but did confirm Anthony is no longer a student at the college.
The 23- year- old junior led the Panthers in rushing the past two seasons.
A trial date has been set for April twenty- fourth.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports John Thompson take a gamble that doesn't pay off.
The often drab NCAA newsconferences are full of excitement today.
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VO-NAT eng#


And Roy Stanley checks in from Charlottesville where the Virginia women's team is tuning up for Saturday's East regional semi-final matchup with ODU.
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S-Thompson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


The Georgetown Hoyas are in Atlanta preparing for the east regional semi-final matchup with Texas Tech.
But their preparations were disrupted today when news surfaced that head coach John Thompson was in the process of becoming a part owner of a Las Vegas Casino that operates slot machines at the Vegas airport.
He has since withdrawn his application for a gaming license at the urging of the NCAA and Georgetown's president.
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SOT
IN Q="Any man...

((JOHN THOMPSON/GEORGETOWN HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-John Thompson/Georgetown Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...WE'RE IN."
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S-Newsers


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


If you think John Thompson's comments were a surprise well, they were nothing compared to what happened on that podium later in Atlanta.
As the U-Mass Minutemen were making their way to the table,
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VO-NAT ENG#

watch Carmello Travieso coming in behind Marcus Camby fall down behind the podium and drop under the curtain backdrop.
It could turn out to be a costly fall.
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SOT
IN Q="They don't have...

((JOHN CALIPARI/MASSACHUSETTS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-John Calipari/Massachusetts Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...right now."
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VO-NAT con't
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN; :00


But the best line of the day was delivered by Wake head coach Dave Odom, who jokingly questioned the treatment of southerners up in Minneapolis.
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SOT
IN Q="We'll start right here...

((DAVE ODOM/WAKE FOREST HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dave Odom/Wake Forest Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...THE DIFFERENCE."
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR


The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia continue their quest for a national championship this weekend in Charlottesville as the play host to the East regional semi-finals and finals at University Hall.
The Cavaliers have traveled this road before, and Roy Stanley says their biggest obstacle is just making it through this weekend.
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SOT
IN Q="The lady...
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00
SUPER=01-Wendy Palmer/UVa Center; :22
SUPER=01-Jenny Boucek/UVa Guard; :36
SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/UVa Head Coach; 1:01
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:14
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=.......7 sports."
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((The Lady Cavaliers are looking at the Sweet 16 as a time to get out and have some fun.
Virginia has dominated two previous post season games at University hall.
But for Senior point guard jenny Boucek and Center Wendy Palmer the fun could end on their home floor when they open the East Regionals this Saturday.)) ((WENDY PALMER/UVA CENTER: )) ((JENNY BOUCEK/UVA GUARD: )) ((Hitting the boards and playing the tough defense has been a strong point of Virginia's game this season.
The old saying that defense wins games is the main focus as the Lady Cavs prepare for state rival Old Dominion.)) ((DEBBIE RYAN/UVA HEAD COACH: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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S-Marshall


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Some great news for college football fans in the state of West Virginia tonight as Marshall and WVU have agreed to meet on the football field for the first time since 1923.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


The renewal of the rivalry will take place in the opening game of the 1997 season.
West Virginia will pay the Thundering Herd 150 thousand dollars to come to Morgantown and give up 73 hundred tickets.
The game will be Marshall's first as a division one member.
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