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(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS 7 PRIMETIME.
WASHINGTON AND LEE UNIVERSITY TALKS TOUGH ON HAZING-- AT THE LEXINGTON COLLEGE.
AND REMEMBERING ANN HARPER-- THE HOLLINS COLLEGE STUDENT MURDERED AT HER HOME A YEAR AGO.
WE'LL HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE INVESTIGATION. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Monday December Second- Our Top Story
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VO-NAT


A federal judge rules Virginia Military Institute must file quarterly updates on its plan to admit women.
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P-VMI


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-96
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime, I'm COnnie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=VMI


Judge Jackson Kiser says he wants "a plan of action," from V-M-I.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington


The Lexington school pointed to a list of accomplishments in recruiting women and preparing for female cadets on Post-- but balked at providing blueprints... fearing government bureaucrats would micro-manage the process.
The government accused V-M-I of dragging its feet on implementing the Supreme Court order issued last June.
Judge Kiser concluded today the justice department overstated its case, but sided with the government.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=VMI


V-M-I spokesman Mike Strickler says he sees no problem complying with today's order.

P-Harper


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=none


About 2 dozen Hollins College students gathered this afternoon to pay their respects to a fallen classmate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


One year ago, Ann Harper was murdered as she visited her family during the Thanksgiving holiday in Fairfax County.
Today a plaque was dedicated bearing her name, and green ribbons were tied around a tree that had been planted in her honor.
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((JAN FULLER-CARRUTHERS/HOLLINS COLLEGE CHAPLAIN: IT'S A SYMBOL OF REMEMBERING HER AND GREEN WAS HER FAVORITE COLOR AND IT'S JUST A SYMBOL OF LOVE. SOME STUDENTS HUNG NOTES, PRAYERS. I SAW A COUPLE OF THEM DO THAT. BUT THEY DO FREQUENTLY JUST COME DOWN TO THE TREE AS A SIGN OF LOVE. ))
SUPER=01-Jan Fuller-Carruthers/Hollins College Chaplain;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax Co.;


There are still no arrests, nor any suspects.
Police in Fairfax County are now distributing fliers, hoping that may lead to a break in the case.
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P-Hazing


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 596-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


Students taking part in hazing other students will be risking it all at Washington and Lee University.
This afternoon the faculty approved a new hazing policy, that holds individual students responsible for hazing activities.
Past policies only targeted the organization involved.
The university has been working on the policy since last year, but hazing problems found the national spotlight last month.
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VO-NAT
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The New York Times Magazine published pictures that showed W & L students involved in hazing rituals.
The new policy affects any organization that involves students.
Students charged with hazing will face a joint faculty-student board.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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If they're found guilty, the minimum punishment is suspension from the University.


P-Circuit-City


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=lawsuit
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VO-NAT


A Virginia business faced accusations of racial discrimination in court today.
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;


Richmond-based Circuit City has lost two of three federal lawsuits alleging racial bias in promoting employees at its headquarters.
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A federal jury ruled against Shelby McKnight's claim -- but she hopes the other two discrimination findings end such practices at Circuit City.
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((SHELBY MCKNIGHT/PLAINTIFF: I CERTAINLY HOPE SO. I THINK UNTIL THE COMPANY ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE PROBLEMS EXIST, AND WORKS AS VEHEMENTLY IN RESOLVING THE ISSUES AS THEY HAVE BEEN IN DEFENDING THEIR CASE... UNLESS THEY DO THAT, THERE WILL NOT BE A LOT OF CHANGES.))
SUPER=01-Shelby McKnight/Plaintiff;
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VO-NAT


The jury awarded 237- thousand dollars to Renee Lowery and 51- thousand dollars to another plaintiff.
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P-Jackson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-A
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


On the heels of successfully settling a race discrimination suit against oil giant, Texaco-- the Reverend Jesse Jackson is now targeting
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printing giant R-R Donnelley.
The company has a plant in Lynchburg, and another under construction in Roanoke County-- but those two plants are NOT involved.
A lawsuit claims the company fired African American employees and then rehired them weeks later to avoid paying pensions.
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(( JESSE JACKSON: THEY HAVE TEN YEARS OF WORKING STATUS THOUGH THEY'VE BEEN THERE FOR 30 THIS, THIS IS WORSE THAN TEXACO. NOT ONLY DO YOU HAVE AGEISM, RACISM AND SEXISM, HERE YOU HAVE A KIND OF CONSPIRACY TO DEFRAUD THE GOVERNMENT, IT SEEMS THEY ARE BREAKING LAWS ALL OVER THE PLACE. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


R-R Donnelly denies the allegations.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


There's now another option to help you save for you child's college education--
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VO-NAT


But first two crew members are killed during training maneuvers at an Air Force base in Alabama.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Wythe-Fatal


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


Two men from Marion were killed this morning during a collision near Interstate 81 in Wythe County.
State Police say 18- year- old Jason Allan Williams was driving a pick-up truck northbound on state route six-58.
Williams apparently crossed the center line and hit the pick- up driven by 31- year- old Harold Lewis Crook.
Authorities say both men were killed instantly.


P-Navy-Crash


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=military crash


Two Navy aviators are dead after their plane crashed in Alabama.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Maxwell AFB, AL;


That word comes from Maxwell Air Force Base, where a Navy T-34 went down this afternoon.
Officials say the pilots were practicing touch and go landings when the plane went down.
A witness says it sounded like the plane was having engine problems just before it crashed.
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P-Marijuana


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-40
GRAPHIC=marijuana


The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration says doctors who prescribe marijuana could face arrest as drug traffickers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


California and Arizona voted last month to allow doctors to prescribe pot to patients suffering ailments like glaucoma, and the nausea associated with chemotherapy.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


The federal government may try to override the medical marijuana laws.
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SOT 13:14:26
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((GEN. BARSY MCCAFFREY/NATIONAL DRUG POLICY DIRECTOR: I HAVE A CHART THAT I DIDN'T PUT UP THAT TALKS ABOUT SOME OF THE MEDICAL ADVISORS TO PROPOSITION 215 IN CALIFORNIA WHO PUTS UP A LIST OF OTHER AILMENTS FOR WHICH MARIJUANA IS BELIEVED TO BE A REMEDY. IT INCLUDES WRITERS CRAMP, CORNS ON TOES. ETC. SO TO SOME EXTENT THIS IS A CHEECH AND CHONG SHOW, NOT A MEDICAL ISSUE. ))
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VO-NAT


Proponents though, say voters have taken a different approach to just imprisoning non-violent drug offenders, at the taxpayers expense.
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IN Q=Arizona voters

((MARVIN COHEN/"ARIZONANS FOR DRUG POLICY REFORM" ARIZONA VOTERS HAVE DECIDED IT IS TIME TO RETURN TO RATIONALITY AND DEAL WITH DRUGS IN A WAY THAT CAN BENEFIT RATHER THAN HARM SOCIETY. ))
SUPER=01-Marvin Cohen/"Arizonans for Drug Policy Reform"
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OUT Q=harm society.


P-Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=education


If your child is planning on going to college in Virginia, you can get a head start on paying for it NOW.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;


Governor George Allen was the first in line when the new prepaid tuition plans went on sale today.
The state will sell a four-year tuition for about 15-thousand dollars.
That, instead of the estimated 80-thousand dollar cost in 18 years.
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((DIANA CANTOR/VA. PREPAID EDUCATION PROGRAM: PARENTS NEED TO THINK ABOUT IT EARLY. THIS IS ONE WAY TO LOCK IN ONE PART OF THAT EDUCATION. YOU CAN PUT THAT CERTIFICATE ON YOUR CHILD'S WALL, IN YOUR LIVING ROOM, IN YOUR KITCHEN, AND SAY "LOOK. I HAVE MADE A VESTED INTEREST, A VESTED INVESTMENT IN YOUR FUTURE. NOW YOU NEED TO STUDY, YOU NEED TO DO WELL."))
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OUT Q=do well.
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VO-NAT


There are 12 similar programs around the nation.
Virginia's is the first to launch with a tax-free status just approved by Congress.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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Coming up on Primetime Sports- Mike tells us how the bowl picture is shaping up for Virginia Tech--
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And we haven't really seen much winter weather yet, but Roanoke City is hoping to win the war against Mother Nature -- quicker than last year.
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WEFC!!!
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P-New-Judge


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-91
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Roanoke lawyers endorsed their pick to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court bench.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


About half the 437 members of the city bar association spent nearly two hours casting and counting votes this afternoon.
Jane Glenn emerged from the meeting the winner on the fourth ballot.
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((JANE GLENN: WELL, I'M A TRIAL LAWYER. I DO CIVIL LITIGATION, FOR THE MOST PART. THAT'S MY AREA OF SPECIALTY. AS A JUDGE I WOULD BE HANDLING OTHER MATTERS. I THINK THAT WOULD BE INTERESTING AND CHALLENGING.))
SUPER=01-Jane Glenn/Attorney;
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VO-NAT


She's not assured the job.
John Apgar was endorsed by the Salem-Roanoke County Bar Association last week.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Legal Scales


By naming Glenn- -rather than ratifying Apgar- - CITY lawyers essentially threw the position wide-open to anyone the General Assembly wants to nominate...which could be someone entirely different.

P-Religion-Schools


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-
GRAPHIC=none


Organized prayer hasn't been allowed in public schools for more than 30 years.
Still the issue of religion in schools remains controversial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


Tonight, Roanoke county educators and administrators heard a presentation from an advocate of teaching children to be tolerant of all religions.
Bunnie Riedel (RI-DEL) says public schools are often "ground zero" in the ongoing church- state conflict.
She says her organization helps smooth out the conflict.
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(( ))
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Reidel says there are about two- thousand different religions in the U-S alone.
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P-Snow-Prep


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=winter wx


With winter weather expected in the near future, Roanoke City is preparing for the worst.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Last year's winter weather caught snow workers off guard with more than twice the regular snowfall.
This year, in hopes of making the job easier, the city has doubled its salt supply and added six snowplows and 14- spreaders.
But this time around, city officials want to put their plan in motion before the white stuff hits the ground.
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((THAT IS TRY TO ATTACK THE SNOW EVEN BEFORE IT FALLS. GETTING CHEMICALS ON THE ROAD EVEN BEFORE THE SNOW HAS A CHANCE TO ACCUMULATE IS MUCH EASIER TO DEAL WITH THEN WAIT TILL YOU HAVE SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW AND THEN TRY TO PLOW IT. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Clark/Public Works Director;
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Council members suggested a test run in one neighborhood--
The city wants to see if parking only on ONE side of the street would give snowplows better access.
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Forecasts
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ANCHOR=Connie


Stay tuned-- more News-7 Primetime, right here on WEFC will be back after this short break. cc sponsor go to break

P-Breast-Implants


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=BREAST IMPLANTS


Dow Corning is offering two billion dollars-- TOTAL-- to women who claim its breast implants made them sick.
But a plaintiffs' lawyer says the settlement is grossly inadequate.
The plan could pay women less than what the company offered two years ago.

P-Liz-Taylor


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=AIDS


The day after World AIDS Day-- actress and activist Elizabeth Taylor made a guest appearance at the United Nations today--
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VO-NAT


She was one of several people honored for their work fighting AIDS.
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((ELIZABETH TAYLOR/ACTIVIST & ACTRESS: TODAY NO LESS THAN 90-PERCENT OF NEW INFECTIONS ARE AMONG WOMEN. EVEN SO LITTLE RESEARCH IS DEDICATED TO DEVELOPING THE PREVENTION METHODS THAT WOMEN THEMSELVES CONTROL. WE NEED A FEMALE CONDOM THAT IS CHEAP AND EASY TO USE.))
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VO-NAT


Taylor became a prominent figure in the AIDS fight in 1984.
She has lost a number of friends to the disease.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Tonight's video pick comes from where else, but the Mall!
A place some of us will be spending considerable time in the coming weeks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Roanoke Co.; :


At Tanglewood Mall, they're pleased with their new draw for holiday shoppers.
A fleet of four golf carts make up the Tanglewood Mall Shuttlebug Service-- and word seems to be travelling fast in shopping circles.
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SOT 3:54:19
IN Q=What it

((MR. T/SHUTTLEBUG DRIVER: WHAT IT DOES ALSO IS PROVIDES A LITTLE BIT OF SECURITY FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE ELDERLY AND PARKED FAR AWAY AND HAVE A LOT OF PACKAGES TO TAKE BACK TO THEIR CAR.))
SUPER=75-"Mr. T"/Shuttlebug Driver;
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OUT Q=to their car.
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VO-NAT


And this is truly a free ride.
During peak shopping week, they hope to expand their fleet to six golf carts.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=primetime full


Coming your way on tonight's edition of PrimeTime sports here on WEFC, the Hokies are still waiting for the official word from the folks at the Orange Bowl.
The Carquest and Gator have completed their matchups, and we'll check in on tonight's VCU at Radford men's basketball game.
But first the Houston Rockets are playing without Hakeem Olajuwon, who left the hospital today after his second bout with an irregular heart beat in the past two weeks.
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((DR. JAMES MUNTZ/ROCKETS TEAM PHYSICIAN:))
SUPER=01-Dr. James Muntz/Rockets' Team Physician; :00
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SUPER=0098-j/Michigan #7/66//Bradley/64///j/Indiana #8/76//Notre Dame/75///;
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Dominion/95////Guilford/82/j/Ferrum/88///;
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SP-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO


The last time VCU came to Radford they lost at the buzzer back in 1991, tonight they reluctantly reentered the Dedmon Dome only to leave with another setback.
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SUPER=03-Radford/Rams vs. Highlanders; :00


VCU head coach Sonny Smith came back to his coaching roots that run throughout the New River Valley tonight.
He would watch Radford come out hot with Marquiz Williamson feeding the loose ball to Corey Reed, who drives in for two of his 16 to give RU a 6 point lead.
But Rams' senior George Byrd would get position insiDe with the turnaround jumper. He draws the foul. Byrd finished with 14.
Then watch the Rams' Melvin Drake takes to the hole with authority on the baseline drive as VCU takes a 10 points 41-to-31 lead.
SUPER=33-V.C.U./77/Radford/81;


But nine different Highlanders would score in this one to lead a spirited second half comeback as Radford upsets VCU 81-to-77.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD RADFORD

Anthony Walker led Radford with 21.

Sp-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-25
GRAPHIC=tech football


The Virginia Tech Hokies are finally starting to tone down their celebration after last Friday's win over UVA.
Steve Mason says the Commonwealth Cup is now safe and sound, and so is Tech's bowl bid in the Alliance.
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SUPER=01-Dave Braine/Va. Tech Athletic Director; :31
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :48
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SP-Bowls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-24
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


The Gator and Carquest Bowls made their Big East selections today, and the big loser was Syracuse.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Miami; :00


The Carquest Bowl officially welcomed the Miami Hurricanes to their postseason bash tonight at 5:30.
The redhot Canes will meet the Virginia Cavaliers at 7:30 on December 27th.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


And as expected the Gator Bowl welcomed West Virginia to Jacksonville for its New Year's Day battle with the University of North Carolina.
That game begins at 7:30.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


Here's what're working on in the newsroom for NEWS-7 at 11.
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SUPER=76-Couple Sentenced;


A white couple is sentenced to prison for assaulting a black boy in South Carolina.
SUPER=77-Charges Thrown Out;


A judge has thrown out Charles Keating Junior's federal conviction on fraud and racketeering charges.
SUPER=78-Mammogram Update;


The story, plus the latest breast cancer studies on just WHEN women should begin having regular mammograms.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. You catch these stories in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks