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ANCHOR=Keith

It's headed this way.
We'll begin our report on NEWS 7 at SIX with the latest word on the winter storm.
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And some tough talk from the head of the Faculty at TECH- -on football superstars with character flaws.
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SPorts-Head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports, VMI's Thomas Haskins is named to the All American team, we will recap Fleming's stunning win over PH,
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and Tech Athletic director Dave Braine talks about the problems with his football program.
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Storm-Preps


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
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TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


A significant dose of winter weather might be headed our way. If forecasts are right, the Roanoke Valley could be looking at three to five inches of snow.
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Scott Prince has been all around the area today seeing how people are preparing for the potential winter blast.
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(( No one wants to see this again.
Well, almost no one.
The kids are hoping for an early Christmas break courtesy of mother nature.
Roanoke City Schools Assistant Superintendent Richard Kelley explains how decisions are made concerning delays and closings.
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While the kids wait for word, many parents can be found at the grocery store.
Places like the Super Save on Riverland Road are reporting brisk sales.
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Not only are the customers stocking up on the essentials, but the stores are too.
Items like bread and milk are in high demand and by late tonight, the shelves may not be so plentiful.
Snow preparations are also underway at the Department of Transportation.
The salt is stacked... and the plows are standing by.
VDOT officials meanwhile are passing on a reminder.
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((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: WE WILL CONCENTRATE OUR FIRST EFFORTS ON THE INTERSTATES AND PRIMARY ROADS. )) BUTT! BUTT! BUTT!
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...in case you are worried about road conditions tonight and tomorrow, V-Dot has a hotline. That Number is 1-800-367-ROAD.
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Tech-Football


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-90
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech Football


Virginia Tech's faculty senate is calling on administrators to take whatever action is necessary to put a stop to criminal activity by student athletes.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tracy/Microwave


Tracy Altizer joins us from Blacksburg with the latest.
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Keith, the faculty senate has been working on a resolution for weeks, in light of misconduct, or alleged misconduct of some Tech football players.
Last night the resolution passed.
And today president Paul Torgersen outlined some of the potential solutions he's been working on.
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The rape charges against Tech football players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford are only the latest in a string of criminal charges various football players have racked up.
Faculty senate the ongoing problems cast shame on the entire campus, and coaches and administrators must be held accountable.
Senate president Paul Metz says officials MUST take action, even if it means recruiting sacrifices.
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((PAUL METZ/FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT: WHEN YOU START TO HOLD ADMINISTRATORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ENTIRE PACKAGE, THEN THEY START TO SAY WELL MAYBE THIS SUPERSTAR KID THAT I'VE GOT REAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS CHARACTER, MAYBE THIS IS SOMEBODY I'M GONNA LET GO TO ANOTHER INSTITUTION AND I'LL PASS ON HIM, EVEN THOUGH HE MIGHT WIN THE BIG GAME FOR US ONE DAY.))
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President Paul Torgersen says recruiting changes are among the options he's been considering.
He hopes to set up a task force in January to look at other solutions as well.
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((PAUL TORGERSEN/VA TECH PRESIDENT: WE WOULD LAY OUT PERHAPS MORE EXPLICITLY THAN WE DO NOW BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENT ATHLETES, AND MORE SPECIFICALLY OF FOOTBALL PLAYERS. WE WOULD HAVE SANCTIONS IN PLACE THAT ARE CLEAR AND UNEQUIVOCABLE SO THERE'S NO QUESTION OF MISUNDERSTANDING. ))
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Torgersen says the campus doesn't deserve the shadow the off-the-field problems continue to cast, and he hopes to present a report on solutions to the board of visitors in February.
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Tech-track


ANCHOR=Tracy
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-100
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The faculty senate supports the suspensions of Crawford and Edmonds, who maintain their innocence.
The alleged rape occurred early Saturday morning after a party at their apartment.
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The alleged victim says everyone had left the party but her when, the players raped her in Edmonds' bedroom around one-thirty A-M.
Yesterday, the players' lawyer said there are witnesses who say that's not possible.
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((MATT PETHYBRIDGE/PLAYERS' LAWYER: WE HAVE NUMEROUS MEMBERS OF THE WOMEN'S TRACK TEAM WHO WILL TESTIFY THAT THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY THAT SHE COULD'VE BEEN RAPED IN THE TIME THAT THE PARTY WAS GOING ON BETWEEN 10 AND TWO. ))
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But one of those track team members, Gena Franklin tells News-7 she and five others were the last to leave the party, EXCEPT the alleged victim who stayed behind with Crawford and Edmonds.
She says that was at one-thirty, around the time the alleged victim says she was attacked.
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The other track team members who were present refused to comment.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--victims of an investment scam share stories about being betrayed by a friend.
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and there's more than one winner from yesterday's special election for State Senate. We'll explain what it means for the upcoming General Assembly session.
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Ferguson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=William Ferguson


A once- respected member of the medical community has been ordered to spend 21-months in prison for taking more than two MILLION dollars from his co-workers in a phony investment scam.
Billy Ferguson insists he never intended to defraud anyone and says he doesn't know what happened to the money.
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Several investors appeared in federal court today- -SIX YEARS after it first came to light that Ferguson had hoodwinked them.
The 54-year old radiology technician started out at Roanoke Memorial Hospital in 1967, ended up as Technical Director of Radiology at Community Hospital.
He convinced his friends and co-workers there was money in X-ray film. Though the bottom fell out of silver prices in the 70's, he told them there was still money to be made by buying up used film.
One man shelled out more than 300-thousand dollars. Mike Gray thought Ferguson was using it to buy X-RAY film.
He lost 61-thousand dollars.
Becky Stinnet trusted her boss in the radiology department so explicitly she gave him her life savings: 12-thousand dollars... then she told him to re-invest the profits.
She lost everything.
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J-C Arney lost a quarter of a million dollars over time. Ferguson was such a trusted friend, Arney loaned him 35-hundred dollars.
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Judge James Turk sentenced Ferguson to a year and nine months in prison AND ordered him to pay back up to 350-thousand dollars, once he's out making money again.
Though the tax man has got his eye on Ferguson, Judge Turk said: "The I-R-S is so affluent, I'd rather see the victims get the money than the I-R-S."

Reynolds


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-89
GRAPHIC=Roscoe Reynolds


Voters will likely head to the polls next month to elect a replacement now that Delegate Roscoe Reynolds is headed to the State Senate.
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Reynolds secured the seat last night by taking 58- percent of the vote over Republican Allen Dudley.
It's now up to Democrats and Republicans to each select a candidate to run for Reynolds' current seat in the House of Delegates.
During his victory speech, the Democrat encouraged supporters to back Patrick County Board of Supervisors member, Barnie Day.
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((BARNIE DAY:EDUCATION OBVIOUSLY IS WHAT'S ON EVERYONE'S MIND OUT HERE. IT'S PLAYED A BIG ROLE-- ITS A LEADER TO A LOT OF OTHER THINGS AND WE'LL FLESH SOME OF THOSE OUT THURSDAY. ))
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The democratic party is expected to officially endorse Day Thursday.
A spokesman for the Republican party says the G-O-P is considering several candidates.
January 14th is the earliest the Governor could set a special election.

Election-Folo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=Election 96


Roscoe Reynolds will be going back to Richmond with the mantle of state Senator.
The Senate remains a place of compromise, with 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans still.
So what's really changed?
Ellen Qualls took a look at the political landscape.
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(( As Lieutenant Governor, Don Beyer is also President of the Senate.
Maintaining a 20-20 split keeps him more relavent as a tie-breaker in a year he's looking for high visibility.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: YOU KNOW IN A 20- 20 SENATE LAST YEAR, EVERYBODY THOUGHT I'D HAVE HUNDREDS OF TIE-BREAKING VOTES. I HAD EIGHT. AND OF THOSE EIGHT, ONLY TWO WERE DEMOCRAT VERSUS REPUBLICANS. OUT OF THOUSANDS OF VOTES. WHAT A 20-20 SENATE DOES IS MAKES US ALL WORK TOGETHER. AND I THINK THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YOU KNOW IN ELECTIONS YOU ALWAYS TRY TO FIND DIFFERENCES AND YOU ALWAYS TRY TO FIND DIFFERENCES AND YOU ALWAYS TRY TO FIND SOMETHING TO ARGUE OVER. ROSCOE REYNOLDS ON ISSUES SUCH AS PARENTAL NOTIFICATION, AND ON JUVENILE JUSTICE, AND MANY OTHER ISSUES HAS BEEN A GOOD ALLY. I DON'T THINK HE'S AS CONSERVATIVE AS VIRGIL IS. BUT I DON'T THINK ANYONE WOULD SAY HE'S A RAVING LIBERAL EITHER.))
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Apparently not.
In a move that stunned Republicans, the National Rifle Association made a last minute endorsement of Reynolds.
The group says Dudley has a pro-gun record, but Reynolds actually sponsored Virgil Goode's expansion of the concealed weapons bill on the House side.
But Reynolds won by an almost five thousand vote margin, with heavier than expected turnout -- and it's unlikely the NRA's responsible for all those votes.
A MORE PRESSING ISSUE TO SOUTHSIDE VOTERS NOW MAY BE WHO WILL GET VIRGIL GOODE'S SEAT ON THE POWERFUL SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE? AND THE MORE POWERFUL FOUR PERSON BUDGET CONFERENCE COMMITTEE? IT'S UNLIKELY THAT SPOT WOULD GO TO NOW-FRESHMAN ROSCOE REYNOLDS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
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Technology issues headed up the rally on Wall Street today. The Dow was UP 38 and a-half points, closing at 63 hundred 47. NASDAQ gained 19 points.
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Salvation-Army


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=Salvation Army


The Salvation Army is shifting into high gear, as it brings Christmas to more than a few families here in the Roanoke Valley.
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The headquarters on Dale Avenue is overflowing with stockings, toys and other gifts.
Barring bad weather, volunteers are helping more than 700 families through the center each day.
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((CAPT. STEPHEN LONG/SALVATION ARMY: PARENTS ARE COMING IN AS A FAMILY AND THEY'RE PICKING UP THEIR TOYS AND THEIR BIKES HERE AT THE SALVATION ARMY TOY DISTRIBUTION CENTER. WE HAVE VOLUNTEERS HELPING WITH THE CLIENTS. THEY'RE WALKING AROUND WITH THEM. CHRISTMAS MUSIC IS BEING PLAYED. CLIENTS ARE SINGING CHRISTMAS CAROLS. IT'S A WONDERFUL SPIRIT HERE AT THE SALVATION ARMY.))
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Meanwhile, the Roanoke Valley United Way Campaign has exceeded its goal.
Today, officials announced they have raised just over five and a half million dollars, and they hope to add almost 200- thousand more by the end of January.

Environmental-Commission


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-92
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


One of two competing commissions on Virginia's environment unveiled its final recommendations today.
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The Governor's commission, headed by Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore concluded the state was mostly on the right track environmentally.
That's despite a recent watchdog agency report that polluters weren't being punished much by the Allen adminsitration.
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((ATTORNEY GEN. JIM GILMORE: THAT'S WHY THIS COMMISSION HAS INCLUDED A RECOMMENDATION THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE BE GIVEN ADDITIONAL POWERS FOR CRIMINAL ENFORCEMENT. I THINK THAT'S A VERY SIGNIFICANT RECOMMENDATION. WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEYS ACROSS THE STATE.))
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A Sierra Club spokesman said of the report "not much meat... not much potatoes either."

Sports tease


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Dave Braine talks abou the good in Tech athletics that can sometimes be overshadowed byt the bad, Coach Beamer talks about nebraska,
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and Thomas Haskins doesn't have to say anything, his action earned him anotehr award.
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S-Braine


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


The recent problems encompassing the Virginia Tech football team have yet to hurt the Hokies ON the field.
But OFF the field, the university has suffered one black eye after another as no less than 18 players have been arrested in the past year.
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S-Tickets


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-2
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


On the field the Hokies and the Nebraska Cornhuskers are preparing for their New Years Eve Orange Bowl date. The ticket manager at Nebraska says Husker fans apparently had their sights set on the Sugar Bowl. He says only about half of the school's allotted 15 thousand tickets for the bowl are sold. While Nebraska fans seem down; the 10 and 1 Hokies are approaching the Orange Bowl as a chance to reach new heights.
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S-Haskins


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=SMA
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=VMI Football


VMI's top man has made the list again. Thomas Haskins joins William & Mary lineman Josh Byer and defensive back Darren Sharper on the Associated Press Division I-AA All-American Football Team.
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Haskins set VMI's school rushing record with 1698 yards this season. The senior has alos become the all time Division I-double A rusher with 5349 career rushing yards.
This is Haskins, second year as a Division I-AA first team All-American.
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S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=Hometown hoops


one of the best games to date hit the Salem Civc Center Hard Wood last night as William Fleming came from behind to top previously unbeaten Patrick Henry.
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After cutting the Patriot 10 point lead to 2 in the fourth, reserve William Hankins stepped up and hit a jumper with under a minute to play. He also drew a foul and hit the free throw to win the game 57-56.
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((WILLIAM HANKINS/FLEMING GUARD:)) ((ROLAND LOVELACE/FLEMING HEAD COACH:)) ((JACK ESWORTHY/PATRICK HENRY COACH:))
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S-Express


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Raeligh


The Roanoke Express welcomes the Raleigh Icecaps to the Round House this Saturday night. Roanoke is riding a 3 game win streak thanks to a 6-3 victory over Johnstown last night.
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The Express got two goals from Jeff Cowan, both coming in the first period, but the Express was tied up after one. Roanoke went on to pull out it's 13th win by 3 goals.
The chiefs played wih out their coach on the bench. Nick Fotio sat out the 4th of his 5 game ECHL suspension for pulling his team off the ice in an early December game.
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in his absence, NHL Hall of Famer Brad Park sat in and spoke about his in induction back in 1985.
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Promo


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You can count on News 7 to keep you on top of the snow situation.
We'll have a live report on News 7 at 11, along with the very latest school and road information.
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