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News-head

ANCHOR=Keith
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It's time for News 7--
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with word that a Lynchburg sign company is out of business- -idling 100 workers.
Pilot error could be the cause of last week's fatal cargo plane crash.
The new State Library is the size of two football fields, six floors over- -we'll take you there.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a prominent local lawyer is ready to admit he misappropriated money.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
They're far from finished.
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SUPER=03-Giles Co./December 22, 1996


But investigators have narrowed down the cause of last week's fatal plane crash near Narrows.
They believe pilot error could be to blame.
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Allen Morrison shut down today. Though 100 workers have gone without a paycheck for a couple of weeks, they were shocked to show up today and find the place closed.
SUPER=03-Halifax


Rather than the 2-year prison term set by a Halifax jury, Policeman Larry Jerome Stovall will spend TWO MONTHS in jail.
He was convicted of theft and kicked off the South Boston Police force.
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ANCHOR=Keith


More News at 11.

Allen-Morrison


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


Workers at a Lynchburg sign company say they were "shocked" to find their business closed down and themselves out of a job today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Employees arriving at the Allen- Morrison company this morning were greeted with a letter explaining the plant had shut down due to "cash flow" problems.
The hundred or so workers have not been paid for the last two weeks, although they did reportedly receive a small Christmas bonus.
The shutdown caught city economic officials by surprise, but they expressed hope for the displaced employees.
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IN Q=It's a tragedy

((LEE COBB/LYNCHBURG ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: IT'S A TRAGEDY FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE INVOLVED. FORTUNATELY FOR THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE, WE HAVE A RELATIVELY LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RIGHT NOW, AND THE POTENTIAL TO ABSORB THOSE FOLKS INTO OTHER JOBS.. IF THAT'S WHAT THEY CHOOSE TO DO.. IS GREATER THAN IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO WHEN OUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAS SEVEN OR EIGHT PERCENT.))
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OUT Q=seven or eight percent.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


Allen- Morrison had been in business in Lynchburg for more than 65 years.
Its president, Barney Reams, told News 7 today he still hopes to find the financing to re-open the company in the near future.

DC8-Crash


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-103
GRAPHIC=Airborne Crash


Pilot error could be to blame for the devastating plane crash in Giles County last week.
And according to officials at the National Transportation Safety Board, that's the direction in which the investigation is now heading.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Last Week;


The Airborne Express, D- C- 8 crashed into a mountain side near Narrows on December 22nd.
A day later, investigators ruled out weather as a possible factor.
And the company overhauling the aircraft-- Triad Maintenance Corporation-- has been cleared of any wrong- doing... at least initially.
All six people aboard the plane were killed.
A final crash report might not be completed until the fall.
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Stoval


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A former South Boston police officer convicted of embezzlement has avoided a two year jail term.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax/File Tape;


A jury recommended a two year sentence for 42- year old Larry Jerome Stoval when he was convicted last year.
But today a judge reduced the jury's recommendation to 60- days in jail.
Stovall was convicted of taking more than one thousand dollars seized in drug raids as well as misappropriating state police funds used for drug investigations.
The judge also ordered the former South Boston narcotics investigator to pay the money back and pay court costs.
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Bedford-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation


State Police are investigating the Bedford County Sheriff's department following a citizen's complaint of police brutality.
David Fielder of Bedford says deputies roughed him up when he was arrested for disorderly conduct at a Smith Mountain Lake restaurant in June.
Fielder and 37 other people were charged that night, mostly with minor offenses.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


Fielder says he hit his head as Lieutenant John McCain pulled him from his car to make the arrest.
An internal investigation turned up no wrong- doing, but Lieutenant McCain himself asked state police to look into the matter, in his words "to put it to rest".
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Gingrich


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Gingrich


How 'bout Bob Dole for Speaker of the House?
A Democrat in Congress is serious, when he suggests the majority party should elect the Republican Presidential Candidate.
Dole WAS a member of the House in the 60's, and there's nothing in the Constitution that says he couldn't become Speaker.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC


Current Speaker Newt Gingrich has lost credibility with the American people, says Congressman Bart Stupak. And he says Dole is a proven leader.
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((IT'S A FABULOUS DAY, AND I DON'T THINK ABOUT ANY OF THOSE OTHER THINGS RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) - Georgia
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OUT Q=things right now.
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VO-NAT


House rules bar comment on his ethics problems, but Gingrich supporters are down- playing the ethics charges.
Republicans Porter Goss and Steve Schiff- -ethics committee members- -sent out a fax saying it's safe to vote for the Speaker... lending credence to reports that the Ethics committee will let Gingrich off with a reprimand... the weakest penalty possible.
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UN


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The new man at the United Nations reported for work today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY


Cheered by his colleagues as he arrived at the U-N, Kofi Annan assumes the Secretary General's job with the United Nations in financial crisis... thanks in large part to The United States.
Congress stopped paying U-N dues.
The U-S is now more than 1-billion dollars in arrears.
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IN Q=why do

((WHY DO YOU THINK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO CONVINCE THE UNITED STATES TO DO THAT WHERE YOUR PREDECESSOR COULD NOT? KOFI ANNAN/UN SECRETARY GENERAL: I'M KNOWN TO BE PATIENT, BUT I'M ALSO PERSISTENT. AND I WILL PERSIST AND PERSIST UNTIL WE GET RESULTS.))
SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/UN Secretary General
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OUT Q=we get results.
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Annan was born in ghana... the son of a tribal chieftain.
He was sent to Macalester college in Minnesota...


He spent 30 years working for the U-N before becoming the first Black African to rise to Secretary General.
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Agee


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Steve Agee


Former Salem Delegate Steve Agee is wanting to fill a vacancy on the state's highest court.
Agee's circulating his name to replace retiring Virginia Supreme Court Justice Roscoe Stephenson.
Stephenson's from Covington.
Southwest Virginia is represented on the court by Salem's Lawrence Koontz, who became a Justice last year.
Alexandria attorney and former Democratic Delegate Bernie Cohen is also vying for the appointment.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still ahead on News 7 at 11, Governor Allen says he would take steps to make sure gay marriages are NOT recognized in the state,
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And we'll see how Lynchburg residents can experience a little Hill City Blues. Soon they'll have a chance to receive the same training as police officers.
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ANCHOR=Robin

Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Roll
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Bomb


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Washington D-C offices of an Arabic newspaper were the target of four letter bombs today.
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VO-NAT 18NA - 18:02:09
SUPER=03-Washington DC


People were forced from the National Press building... only a block and a half from the White House.
Authorities took the bombs and detonated them near R-F-K Stadium.
Police say the bombs could have been deadly, but no one was injured.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The targeted newspaper, Al-Hayat, is owned by the Saudi royal family.
Meanwhile three similar bombs were found at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas.
Those bombs were also mailed from Egypt and were simply addressed to "parole officer" without a particular name.
They were safely deactivated.

Flora


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
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His name kept coming up in the investigation of "straw man" loan schemes, and now Roanoke- area real-estate attorney Barry Flora is ready to plead guilty.
The one- time law partner of Vinton Delegate Dick Cranwell has worked out a plea agreement with the U-S Attorney's office.
Flora was never indicted. His cooperation the government earned him a single misdemeanor charge.
It involves a 40-thousand dollar bank loan. Court papers indicate Flora has agreed to pay back the money.
First Security Bank lent Flora's Title Insurance Company the 40-Grand in 1989, but Flora endorsed the check to Franklin County businessman William Roberts.

State-Budget


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=State Seal


A public hearing in Danville this afternoon gave lawmakers an opportunity to turn an ear to the voters.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The meeting was a chance for residents to express how they'd like lawmakers to spend approximately 250- million dollars in excess revenue.
Funding for schools, the mentally handicapped and disabled as well as pay raises for state workers were among the ideas expressed.
Danville Mayor Linwood Wright also put in a request.
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IN Q=We are

((LINWOOD WRIGHT/DANVILLE MAYOR:WE ARE GOING TO REQUEST FUNDING TO DEVELOP A SMALL BUSINESS INCUBATOR TO SERVE PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY AND THE CITY OF DANVILLE, AND ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS, HOPEFULLY WE CAN FOCUS THIS ON RELATIVELY HIGH TECH ISSUES PARTICULARITY SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT. CHIP WOODRUM:THIS IS KIND OF WHAT THE PROCESS IS WE GO THROUGH THIS TRY TO GET THE INPUT FROM OUT IN THE GRASSROOTS TRY TO SEE WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE THINKING ABOUT AND TRY TO GET THEIR INPUT INTO THE BUDGET. ))
SUPER=01-Linwood Wright/Danville Mayor; :00
SUPER=@Woodrum; :20
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OUT Q=the budget.
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VO-NAT


Another hearing is scheduled tomorrow in Norfolk.
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Gay-Marriage


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Same sex marriage is NOT an option in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Now, Abingdon Delegate Joe Johnson wants to make sure gay marriages from other states will not receive any legal recognition in Virginia.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor George Allen says he'd sign that bill if it reaches his desk.
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SOT 03:10:37 tape two
IN Q=Yes I would.

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: YES I WOULD. Why? WELL I DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD RECOGNIZE A SAME SEX MARRIAGE AS THE SAME AS A NORMAL, REGULAR MARRIAGE.))
SOT 04:14:56

((DAVID PERRY/VIRGINIANS FOR JUSTICE: A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WOULD SUPPORT BILLS SUCH AS JOHNSON'S SAME SEX MARRIAGE BILL WILL SAY THAT THEY'RE NOT PREJUDICED AGAINST GAYS AND LESBIANS. THAT THEY'RE NOT TRYING TO PROMOTE BIGOTRY. AND I'D INVITE THEM TO PROVE THAT BY SUPPORTING OUR BILL TO ENHANCE PENALTIES FOR BIAS-MOTIVATED VIOLENCE FOR LESBIAN AND GAY VIRGINIANS.))
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OUT Q=and gay marriages.
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SS=None


The state of Hawaii is embroiled in a legal debate over allowing gay marriages.
It's NOT expected to be resolved before next year.

Warm-Hearth


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Nursing Home


Warm Hearth retirement village in Blacksburg has received final approval to build a 60- bed nursing home.
The state health commissioner issued a certificate of public need on New Year's Eve.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/File Tape;


That was the final hurdle Warm Hearth had to clear after the General Assembly in 1995 exempted it from a moratorium on new nursing home space.
Officials next plan to launch a capital fundraising campaign for the six million- dollar project.
They expect to break ground in November, and open for patients in January of 1999.
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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=none


Stay with us, up next, Robin Reed will let us know if these pleasant days will continue,
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VO-NAT

and from Richmond, the state turns over a new leaf as it unveils its new extra large library.
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Plaster


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-95
GRAPHIC=Plaster


Phil Plaster has a lot of ground to cover in the next two weeks, but the Patrick County Republican says he's up to the challenge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


Plaster is running for the 10th District House seat that Roscoe Reynolds left behind when he was elected to the State Senate.
On a swing through Carroll, Patrick, Henry and Pittsylvania Counties today, Plaster said he will claim the seat one vote at a time.
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IN Q=We're organized

((PHIL PLASTER/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WE'RE ORGANIZED. WE CAME UP RUNNING FAST. WE'RE ORGANIZED AND I THINK WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO IT. WE'VE GOT A PLAN LAID ALREADY. COMMITTEES ARE ASSIGNED IN ALL FOUR LOCALITIES AND THEY'RE WORKING. I THINK IT'S ENERGIZED US.))
SUPER=01-Phil Plaster/(R) House of Delegates Candidate;
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OUT Q=energized us.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


Plaster is a former member of the Patrick County Board of Supervisors. His opponent is a current member.
Plaster will face democrat Barnie Day in the special election January 14th.

Citizens-Academy


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


If you've ever wondered what exactly it is that police officers do, you can find out without becoming a cop yourself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape


Starting in February, Lynchburg will offer its first "citizens police academy".
The eight- week course will take participants through the same kind of classroom and field training that police recruits go through.
It's designed to give residents a better understanding of the police officer's job and the criminal justice system.
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SOT 5:14:22
IN Q=We have not

((CAPT. GARY REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE HAVE NOT HAD REQUESTS BEFORE FROM THE STANDPOINT THAT ESSENTIALLY NO ONE IN THIS AREA WAS AWARE OF SUCH A THING, AND SO WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE BREAKING NEW GROUND WITH THIS IN LYNCHBURG AND THAT WE WILL PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR CITIZENS TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE IN THE TRAINING AND BASED UPON THE THE RESPONSE, WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL NOT BE A ONE- SHOT THING.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Gary Reynolds/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=a one-shot thing.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


Applications are now being accepted, and each person WILL undergo a criminal background check.

Nice-Wx


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=NONE


Unseasonably warm temperatures had many people out and about today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The temperatures reached into the 60s and 70s in some parts of our area.
Emelie Moles took advantage of the weather to get some fresh air for her children.
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SOT 14:44:13
IN Q=It keeps them

((WILL & EMELIE MOLES: IT KEEPS THEM FROM DRIVING ME CRAZY INSIDE ALL DAY. IT'S NICE TO GET THEM OUT AND EXPEND SOME ENERGY AND THEY SLEEP A LOT BETTER TOO.))
SUPER=07-Will & Emelie Moles;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=lot better too.
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VO-NAT


Some people spent the day on the river banks, while others used the sunny weather for soccer practice.
This retired couple spent the afternoon on the tennis courts.
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SOT 14:55:03
IN Q=But you always

((CAL ALIFF: BUT YOU ALWAYS JUST NEED TO STAY READY AROUND HERE, GRAB THESE GOOD ONES WHEN THEY COME OUR WAY.))
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OUT Q=come our way.



Wx-Tape
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-24
GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl


Before we get to tonight's sports, we gotta bring the Sugar Bowl in New orleans a little closer to home..
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-New Orleans; :00


During a final pre game news conference, the Sugar Bowl crystal football fell off it's stand, and who caught it??
Bob Fuller, a Virginia tech graduate and a Pearisburg native who now works for Host Communications. His proud mom fay called us with that tonight, now the digits.
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SUPER=0096-/Phoenix/94/j/Cleveland/103////Boston/87/j/Detroit/99///;
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Carolina/54///;
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State///Late/;
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S-Sugar


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Sugar Bowl


Just a quick update on the sugar bowl. The game is now in the third quarter and right now, Florida leads 24-20. If Florida State comes back to win; the seminoles wuould most likely be crowned the national champions.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


on to basketball. The Virginia tech mens team improved to 5 and 4 on the season last night with an impressive 90-82 win over Atlantic 10 rival Saint Bonneventure at the Castle.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Bonnies vs. Hokies; :00


The Hokie crowd was enthused about making the transition from the gridiron to the hard wood official.
in the first half, Myron Gillory makes the long pass to Jim Jackson for the break away slam and the Hokies were on the move early.
The Bonnies made a run of their own. Shawndo Mcneil feeds ReShawn palmer under the iron for easy deuce.
But this was tech's night. Action Jim Jackson can also hurt you from outside the lines, knocking down the trey, he had a game high 24 points.
Former Patrick henry star troy Manns was also sharp, not only dishing, but draining...this shot on the pull up J, as the Hokies win it by 8, 90 to 82 over St. Bonneventure.
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IN Q="I

((BILL FOSTER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Foster/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=....on the bench"
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=UVa


In other state basketball, The Virginia cavaliers topped the the Loyola Greyhounds 67-61 at University Hall. Curtis Staples scored a team high 19, while fellow guard Harold deane pitched in 18.

S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Cowboys


Police in Dallas continue their investigation into a 23 year old woman's charge that Cowboy receiver Micheal Irvin allegedly held a gun to her head while Dallas lineman Erick Williams allegedly raped her.
Irvin's attorney says his client has an airtight alibi; that a security guard can back up his whereabouts. Williams isn't talking.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Valley Ranch, TX; :00


Irvin and the team practiced today, trying to prepare for Sunday's playoff tilt with Carolina.
The incident allegedly took place in this house Sunday.
If Irvin is charged and is convicted of violating his probation on drug charges, he could spend up to 20 years in prison. But no charges have been filed yet.
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SOT
IN Q=were

((ED SPENCER/DALLAS POLICE:))
SUPER=01-Ed Spencer/Dallas Police; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...early stages"
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S-brown


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=college hoops


The winningest coach in all of Louisiana State history is stepping down after this season.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Baton Rouge, LA;


In a news conference this afternoon, Dale Brown announced he will retire at the end of the season after 25 years and 13 NCAA tournament appearances at the Tigers Helm.
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SOT
IN Q=I'm

((DALE BROWN/RETIRES AS LSU COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dale Brown/Retires as LSU Coach; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...thank you very much"
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-96
GRAPHIC=Express/Knoxville


The Express won't be asking..where's the beef tonight in Knoxville against the Cherokees. Yesterday, the team added defenseman Jason Smith to the roster. The 6'4" 210 pound 22 year old rookie has been with the AHL's St. John Flames.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Speaking of the Flames, yesterday morning, the Express also welcomed defenseman Michael Smith back to Roanoke. Smith returns after an almost 3 week stint with St. John.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=nopne
GRAPHIC=none


The Hokies return to Raonoke today from the Orange Bowl, we will have the plane touch down,
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VO-NAT

and, are the Hokies in good shape for next year??Part of that puzzel was answered today in a news conference at brookville high school
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=st5-24
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


The Virginia tech Hokies returned from a sunny Miami...to a sunny Roanoke today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Around 1:30, the Hokies touchdown at Roanoke Regional Airport after their stay in Miami for the Orange Bowl.
The Hokies got off the plane and most of the players and coaches got back on a bus headed for Blacksburg.
A few fans were on hand to welcome the Hokies home.
While Tech lost, the 17 seniors involved can be proud of the foundation they have laid.
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IN Q="I

((BRANDON SEMONES/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR LINEBACKER:))
SUPER=01-Brandon Semones/Virginia Tech Senior Linebacker; ;00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...for the future"
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S-Lomax


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Brandon, you can rest a little easier, Part of the future you were talking about was secured today when Brookville standout tight end James Lomax announced his plans to play for Virginia Tech next season.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


In a 5pm news conference today from Brookville high school, Lomax, surrounded by his family and coach Lineburg, announced his choice to play for the Hokies. He is projected as Tech tight end Bryan Jennings's possible replacement.
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SOT
IN Q="just

((JAMES LOMAX/WILL PLAY AT TECH:)) ((MARK LINEBURG/BROOKVILLE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-James Lomax/Will Play at Tech; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Lineburg/Brookville Head Coach; :
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...a great football player
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S-Gov


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-23
GRAPHIC=Tech/Nebraska


While the new recruits are filing in, the current ones, the fans and even our governor were understandably, still nursing their wounds.
Governor Allen was especially disturbed because he lost a bet to Nebraska's governor and must now wear a Nebraska T-shirt!
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SOT
IN Q=In

((GEORGE ALLEN/GOVERNOR:))
SUPER=@Allen; :00
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=...in the world"
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History buffs, students, and those who just want to fill out the family tree will love it.
The brand new Virginia State Library opens its doors to the public tomorrow morning.
Ellen Qualls got a preview with the Governor and Mrs. Allen today.
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(( The Virginia State Library moved two blocks down Richmond's Broad Street... and picked up enough space for two side by side football fields to fit on each of its six floors.
In fact, its shelving, laid end to end, would stretch for 55 1/2 miles.
Governor Allen wanted to know if he brought his laptop, could he plug into the library's rapidly expanding computer archives?
Yes he can.
In fact it's encouraged.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: COME TO THIS MUSEUM OF THE MIND AND BE EDUCATED. CAN BE ENTERTAINED...EVEN I CAN FIGURE SOME OF THESE THINGS OUT.))
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The overwhelming crowd- pleaser is the architecture... the space.
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((GOV. ALLEN: BOY ISN'T THIS NICE? YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE IS GREAT IN HERE IS YOU HAVE NATURAL LIGHT.))
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But the real reason for the move was for the books themselves.
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((NOLAN YELICH: THE HVAC CONDITIONS IN THE OLD BUILDING WERE NOT AT THE LEVEL...SIGNIFICANT PROBLEMS.))
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And if the HVAC system's working... the books are dry.
A little too dry for the Governor.
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((THESE ARE TWO DREARY. VERY NICE LITERATURE. BUT IT'S NOT FOR PUBLIC READING.))
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((IF THE 46 MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF ARCHITECTURE OR THE 85 MILLION OBJECTS STORED IN THIS LIBRARY INTEREST YOU, HERE'S NEWS YOU CAN USE. THERE ARE 97 FREE PARKING SPACES UNDER THE BUILDING. AND THEY'RE OPERATING ON SATURDAY HOURS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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