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Coming up next on News 7 at Six...
A Franklin County animal dog breeder is charged with animal cruelty...
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And a V-M-I board member resigns because the school is admitting women.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
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In sports, The Packers move on in the N-F-L playoffs Virginia and Maryland went head to head at College park and Bill Fosters talks about tonight's game at Xavier. WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
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Today was one for the record books-- but don't get too used to this unseasonably warm weather.
More Winter-like temperatures are are on the way.

Animal-Case


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-91
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A Franklin County breeder says her neighbors are on a witchhunt.
But Animal Control officers and Humane Society officials say they've rescued more than hundred dogs and cats from the breeder's.
Humane Society officials say the floors of Valery Green's home were covered with animal feces and litters of puppies were piled into plastic carrying crates.
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23 puppies were taken to a local veterinarian.
Most of the dogs and cats remain on the property.
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((BENNIE RUSSELL/FRANKLIN CO. DEPUTY PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.: WE FOUND MULTIPLE DOGS, SOMEWHERE AROUND BETWEEN 60 AND 100 DOGS IN PENS TOGETHER. DIFFERENT BREEDS, DIFFERENT VARIETIES AND CONDITION WERE A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN WE'D EXPECT.))
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Humane Society officials say neighbors have been complaining about the facility for months.
But Russell says dogs are considered personal property and that caused officials some problems when they tried to take action.
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((WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO PURSUE IT. TRYING TO FIND A LEGAL WAY FOR COMING IN AND INTERVENING. UP UNTIL RECENTLY THE ANIMALS WERE BEING TAKEN CARE OF AND WITH THE SICKNESS OF THE OWNER, IT'S MADE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO BE TAKEN CARE OF PROPERLY.))
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Valery Green says she asked her landlord to take care of the animals while she is in the hospital.
But Russell says the job became too much of a financial burden.
The Humane Society is now helping with the care of the animals.
Valery Green is being charged with animal cruelty and neglect.
Green says these charges are false and that she had arranged care for her animals while she is in the hospital.
She plans to hire a lawyer to fight the charges.

VMI


ANCHOR=Eric
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A member of the Virginia Military Institute board of visitors has resigned.
Thomas Moncure Junior -- a 1973 V-M-I graduate -- said yesterday he could not support admitting women.
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Moncure says V-M-I fought against admitting women for six years when sued by the U-S Department of Justice.
Allen appointed Moncure to V-M-I's governing board in July.
Moncure was one of eight board members who voted against admitting women following a federal Supreme Court decision that the school could not exclude women and receive state funds.
The vote to admit women was 9-to-8.
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O'Hair


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
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The estranged son of missing atheist Madalyn Murray O'Hair wants a judge to give him control of his mother's estate.
William Murray is O'Hair's elder son.
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O'Hair filed a lawsuit on his behalf which led to the 1963 Supreme Court decision that outlawed organized prayer in public schools.
O'Hair, her other son Jon and her granddaughter have not been seen since they went on what they called a "working vacation" in September 1995.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Today, William Murray runs a Christian ministry from his home here in Virginia.
And he wants an Austin, Texas, judge to make him guardian of not only his mother's estate, but those of his younger brother and estranged daughter.
A hearing on the petition could come in a couple of weeks.

McGraw


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# 96-101
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A Roanoke County Clerk of Court was within his rights to fire the chief deputy in 19-91.
A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Steve McGraw is immune from suit.
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Chief Deputy Marsha Conner sued McGraw, claiming she was dismissed for political reasons.
Though the appeals court cites McGraw's "ever-changing explanations" for firing Conner, he eventually came up with a valid reason: that it was because she held a "policy-making position."
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ANCHOR=Eric
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"While the number two position in the clerk's office is also substantially an administrative position," the Appeals Court concluded "it nevertheless remains the backup policy position for the clerk."
This week's decision reverses Judge Jackson Kiser's ruling.

Bull-Auction


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-92
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State cattle ranchers gathered in Red House to shoot the bull.
Actually it was an auction of the finest bulls in the state.
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The Red House Tested Bull Sale takes place in Campbell County every year.
The bulls are evaluated for growth ability, soundness and conformation.
Only the finest are sold.
Officials say this enables state breeders to genetically upgrade their herds.
And that's important because cattle ranching is big business in this part of the state.
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((DICK WHITE/VA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION AGENT: WE COMMONLY THINK OF TOBACCO AND GRAINS CAUSE WE SEE SUCH LARGE FIELDS AND A LOT OF TIMES WE DON'T SEE THE HERDS BUT THE BEEF BUSINESS IN THIS AREA OF VIRGINIA IS PROBABLY 30 TO 35 MILLION DOLLAR INDUSTRY.))
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But many ranchers are having a difficult time keeping their heads above water.
Cattle prices are at a 15 year low so it takes planning to stay in business.
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((CHARLES FARISS/BREEDER: WHEN WE DO HAVE GOODTIMES WE PROBABLY BUY EQUIPMENT AHEAD OF TIME. KEEP IT IN BETTER SHAPE AND DO LESS REPAIRS IN THESE HARDTIMES COME.))
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Breeders say the testing done at Bull Hill helps them supply Virginia with quality beef.
And ensures that they will be ready when good times come again.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
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Still to come on News 7 at Six,
It seems everyone is trying to lose weight after the holidays.
That's the subject of this week's On-Record,
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and,
Don't BET on an on-time opening for Virginia's first para-mutual racetrack.
(toss to kim)
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
Well, if you bet we'd break records today for high temperatures-- you were absolutely right.
New records were set in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Bluefield, West Virginia.
But an approaching cold front's going to bring some changes-- more on that in the forecast.
First, take a look at these numbers... Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Colonial-Downs


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
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Colonial Downs likely will ask the General Assembly to relax a July first deadline for opening.
Track president O-James Peterson says the delay is needed to ease a tight construction deadline caused in part by bad weather delays.
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Colonial Downs is building the state's first pari-mutual racetrack in New Kent County.
The 62 million dollar project is expected to open this summer.
Under a law passed last year, Colonial Downs will have to close its off-track betting parlors in Chesapeake and Richmond if racing doesn't begin by July first.
The parlors couldn't reopen until racing started.
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Air-Protection


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
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The federal government is investigating Virginia's air protection program to determine if state officials are too lenient on polluters.
The probe by the independent inspector general's office of the Environmental Protection Agency could result in the loss of millions of dollars in anti-pollution grants.
The E-P-A is already withholding one-point-six million dollars in grant money to Virginia.
That's because the state allegedly failed to report properly on its monitoring of waste treatment plants under the Clean Water Act.
Virginia officials played down the investigation.
They say it's politically motivated.

ON-RECORD


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Americans are getting fatter.
Studies show that half the population will be obese within 20 years.
There are many drugs on the market to help people beat the battle of the bulge.
Denise Allen has more on appetite supressants.
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(( Janet Mikulas has battled her weight all her life.
After months of cutting calories and behavior modification her weight loss had stopped.
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((JANET MIKULAS: I JUST GOT TO THE POINT WHERE I WAS HUNGRY ALL THE TIME. I MEAN A CONSTANT AND DISTRACTING KIND OF HUNGER. I COULDN'T THINK HOW I FELT CAUSE I WAS ALWAYS HUNGRY.))
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So Janet's doctor prescribed appetite supressants.
She's been on the medication for about eight months now and has lost 60 pounds.
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((NOW I'M ABLE TO CONCENTRATE ON THE EXERCISE, THE INTAKE AND THE MODIFICATION THAT REALLY WAS THE CRUX OF MY ISSUES ANY WAY.))
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Weight loss aides are in high demand for the first time in more than 20 years the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new appetite suppressant.
Redux has hit the U.S. market in 1995.
Other appetite suppressant have been prescribed by doctors for years.
Fenfluramine and phentermine are two examples.
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((DR. BLACKFORD NOLAND: BOTH OF THESE HELP TO REDUCE CRAVINGS, HELP TO INCREASE SATIETY AND IN SO DOING HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO LOOSE WEIGHT.))
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((DR. JOE MCVOY/THERAPIST: FOR JANET SHE HAS TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION FOR HER LIFETIME AND WE SHOULD THAT OVER FOUR TO FIVE YEARS WILL IT STILL WORK FOR HER? THERE IS NO EVIDENCE YET AND WHAT WE HAVE WOULD SAY THAT PROBABLY IT WON'T BE.))
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As a rule appetite supressants should only be prescribed for people who have a weight problem that puts their health at risk.
Dr. McVoy worries that people will use these drugs just to fit into a pair of jeans.
And he says little is known of the possible long term health risks associated with appetite supressants.
To find out more on this subject watch On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
Denise Allen News 7. ))
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Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Eric
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Still to come on the newscast,
Roy will wrap up the N-F-L games of the day.
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And,
While the Carolina Panthers are cracking down on opposing offenses, North Carolina Police are cracking down on scalpers.
That and more when we continue.
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Tickets


ANCHOR=Eric
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WRITER=jmo
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Carolina Panthers' tickets for tomorrow's big playoff game with Dallas are the hottest tickets in North and South Carolina.
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But be careful, because the tickets you're looking for may be hot in another way.
First, people in North Carolina who sell tickets at more than three dollars over their face value could be dealt a misdemeanor.
And those tickets could be confiscated from the buyers as evidence.
There's also the threat the tickets you buy are counterfeit.
It's happened before.
About 60 people were duped by scalpers who sold them phony tickets to the Panthers game against San Francisco earlier this season.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
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And coming up, Virginia Tech's on the road tonight the Cavaliers traveled to College Park for a game against the Terps.
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And the Green bay Packers advance in the N-f-L playoffs with an easy win over San Francisco.
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S-Packers


ANCHOR=Roy
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For the second year in a row, Green bay has sent San Francisco home in the N-F-L playoffs.
This afternoon, The Packers beat the 49-ers 35 to 14.
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The Packers set the tone of the game early in the first quarter. Desmond Howard receives the punt and he returns it 71 yards for the touchdown and a 7 to nothing Packer lead.
Then with six minutes left in the first quarter Brett Favre goes to the air and hits Andre Rison on the four yard touchdown pass to make it 14 to nothing Packers.
Green Bay went in at the half with a big lead Edgar Bennett takes the handoff up the middle to score and it was 21 to Nothing Packers late in the second quarter.
San Francisco got on the board when Elvis Grbac rolls out and hits Terry Kirby on the short touchdown pass to make it 21 to 7 at the half.
The 49-ers made it a close game early in the third when Grbac fakes the handoff and scores from in close The Niners trailed 21 to 14.
But Green bay answered. Edgar SUPER=30-Green Bay/35/San

Francisco/14/;Bennett fumbles the ball in the end zone And Antonio Freeman recovers it for a touchdown and Green Bay wins it 35 to 14.
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S-Broncos


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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GRAPHIC=Broncos/Jaguars


Denver and Jacksonville are playing in the A-F-C game. Vaughn Hebron scored from the one and John Elway hit Shannon Sharpe on an 18 yard T-D pass.
But Jacksonville came back on two Mike Hollis field goals and an 8 yard T-D run by Natrone Means and it was 13 to 12 Jacksonville to start the third quarter and Jacksonvile led 20 to 12 late in the third..

S-Ross


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB96-3
GRAPHIC=VMI Logo


San Diego's loss may be V-M-I's gain. Yesterday, Charger head coach Bobby Ross resigned that position yesterday become part of the 9-th coaching change this season.
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It's possible that Ross may be interested in returning to his alma mater and coach V-M-I next season.
A Richmond newspaper reported this morning that Ross has told family and friends that he eventually intends to live in Lexington and become part of the Keydet family.
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Ross's brother Donnie is an Assistant at V-M-I and the head coaching job is open after Bill Stewart resigned last Month.

S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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The Virginia Cavaliers jumped back into their A-C-C schedule this afternoon with a trip to College Park to take on the Terps.
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The Terps pounded the board hard in the first half Laron Profit goes in for the follow up basket to make it 21 to 13 Maryland.
Virginia worked the ball inside to Jamal Robinson who scores the layup cutting the Terp lead to 6.
But Sarunas Jasikevicius (Jasi-kevicus) pulls up and nails his second three pointer of the game and Maryland led the Cavaliers 27 to 15.
Then the Terps get out on the break Keith Booth takes it to the hoop for the score to make it 29 to 15 Maryland.
Curtis Staples cut the lead to 9 SUPER=33-Maryland/78/Virginia/62/;when

he went to the corner and hit the three pointer making it 31 to 20 and Maryland goes on to win the game 78 to 62.
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S-ACC


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


In other A-C-C action this afternoon the Wolfpack of N.C. State hit the road for a game in Tallahassee against Florida State.
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Florida state trailed by 9 points early in the first half when Jay Flowers pulls up and hits the jumper in the paint making it 18 to 11.
But the Pack comes right back Jeremy Hyatt misses the jumper but Damon Thornton is there to slam it home making it 20 to 12 Wolfpack.
Florida state maintained its poise James Collins pulls up and nails the three pointer to make it 20 to 18 Wolfpack.
But State comes right back again Clint Harrison with the three pointer to make it 23 to 18 Wolfpack.
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State/51/;the second half and Florida State goes on to win it 71 to 51.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
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The 5 and 4 Virginia Tech Hokies take their perfect 1 and OH Atlantic 10 record to Xavier tonight.
The Musketeers are undefeated themselves and ranked 17th in the country. A win over cross state rival and 6th ranked Cincinnati is also part of their early season resume. In fact, Xavier reminds Coach Bill Foster of a team very close to him.
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((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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Tip off is at 8pm at Cincinnati Gardens in ohio. Wx-Tape
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Movie-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
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WRITER=dse
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The popularity of history-based movies is growing.
In fact, there's another one out right now.
Dennis Cunningham filed this review.
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((Rob Reiner produces and directs "ghosts of mississippi". Sorry to say, the word "ghosts" is a metaphor. Meaning both the ghosts that might scare a child at bedtime, and the ghosts of racism still wafting over the land. So, see it gets metaphorical. And not at all smoothly either. Plus, because there are so many facts to deal with, covering 30 years! it can get very awkward and very wordy. And does. But it is a forceful, sincere story of the civil rights movement: and just for the assassin of civil rights leader medgar evers: "Ghosts of Mississippi" has already been described, more than once, as "important". A word, I'm afraid, to scare people away. The fact is, though, it is important. A story of our nation's great civil rights struggle, already forgotten by far too many. Sure the movie should be more lean and more urgent. It has a tendency to be soft and noble. But it also has a recommended final six. For, fine leading and supporting performances. And for having something to say. Something "important". And for saying. In a I'm Dennis Cunningham for CBS news.)) movie that eventually packs a mighty punch.