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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( NEXT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...SHE THOUGHT IT WOULD ADVANCE HER SINGING CAREER, BUT ALL CYNTHIA ANGELL SAYS SHE ENDED UP WITH WAS A SHAM.
DESPITE KIDS USING DRUGS AT AN EARLY AGE, THE ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM WAS FORCED TO SLASH ITS ANTI-DRUG PROGRAM. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Monday January Sixth-- tonight's Top Story
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VO-NAT


Virginia has long allowed the medical use of marijuana-- at least that's according to a little-known bill sponsored two decades ago by then state-senator Rick Boucher.
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P-Va-Marijuana


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=n7 pt


Good Evening, You're watching News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=boucher


Now a Congressman, Boucher wants to make it clear that this provision was part of a much larger legislative package reforming drug laws-- he doesn't even remember this part of the bill.
SS=marijuana


As we hear from Ellen Qualls-- Boucher defends it as being so narrowly drawn that marijuana would only be available through a doctor's prescription, in CAPSULE form, an unlikely scenario for Virginia's pharmacies.
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IN Q=That's NOT
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :10
SUPER=@Beyer; :23
SUPER=@Wilkins; :43
SUPER=@Ellen1; :51
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((
That's NOT to say some politicians won't try to make some political hay out of trying to repeal it, as Boucher's 1979 co-sponsor points out.
SOT 05:01:02

((SEN. JOE GARTLAN/D-FAIRFAX: IT'S SORT OF MEAT FOR THE LAW AND ORDER TYPE'S JAWS. AND IT'S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE.))
RUNS=:06


Immediately stepping up to the plate is a man who wants to avoid a liberal label the year he runs for governor.
SOT 05:22:18

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WE DON'T WANT TO DO ANYTHING THAT BLESSES THE USE OF THESE KINDS OF CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES. WE'RE FIGHTING WITH OUR KIDS EVERYWHERE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY DON'T EXPERIMENT WITH MARIJUANA IN HIGH SCHOOL OR COLLEGE. THAT THEY DON'T GO ON TO HARDER DRUGS. THE LAST THING WE NEED TO IS TO LEGITIMIZE ITS USE.))
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But from the House conservative leader, a different view.
SOT 05:24:57

((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: IF WE CAN CONTROL ALL THESE OTHER DRUGS, THAN WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONTROL THE SMALL AMOUNTS OF MARIJUANA THAT MAY BE NECESSARY TO TREAT THESE PARTICULAR DISEASES.))
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(( ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=marijuana


Some patients say marijuana has helped relieve the pain of AIDS, cancer, glaucoma and epilepsy.
Though the current and past presidential administrations deny there's any research to back up the claims.

P-gingrich


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-e
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VO-NAT


Republicans in the House of Representative have just hours to get their ducks in a row...before the 105th Congress convenes tomorrow.
Earlier today, a high ranking Republican-- banking Chairman James Leach-- broke rank-- saying he will not support Newt Gingrich as House Speaker.
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SOT 20:13:35
IN Q=Tomorrow when

((NEWT GINGRICH/R- HOUSE SPEAKER: WHEN I AM SWORN IN I WILL BE THE FIRST REPUBLICAN SPEAKER TO BE SWORN IN TWICE IN A ROW IN 68 YEARS))
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=IN 68 YEARS.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=gingrich


One lawmaker who met with Gingrich tonight says the speaker has assured his colleagues there won't be any more embarrassing disclosures with his ethics case.
An investigation evolved from a college course Gingrich once taught.

P-Social-Security


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-f
GRAPHIC=washington dc


The panel of experts organized to recommend how to change Social security just couldn't do it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


After three years of study, debate and delay-- the panelists split today-- with three ways on how to change the system.
One would leave social security pretty much unchanged.
Under two of the proposals billions of dollars would wind up on the Wall Street Stock Market.
One would mean mandatory savings accounts for all workers...owned by them, but with the government managing the money.
In the second plan, there would be personal retirement accounts-- you'd pick and chose your own investments.
Today-- six of the panelists slammed the proposals.
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SOT
IN Q=There is

((ROBERT BALL/ SOCIAL SECURITY ADVISORY COUNCIL: THERE IS SIMPLY NO COMPELLING ARGUMENT FOR ABANDONING THE TRADITIONAL SOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM FOR A SYSTEM OF INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE SAVINGS ACCOUNTS. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Ball/Social Security Advisory Council; :
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OUT Q=savings accounts.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Social Security currently collects about 60-billion dollars a year more than it pays.
BUT-- with retiring baby boomers on the way, some warn the trust fund could go broke by 20-29.

P-courts


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#NET-D
GRAPHIC=legal scales


In news from Virginia's courtrooms-- the family of a man shot to death by Roanoke Police has filed a one-point-five million dollar lawsuit against the officers and the city.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 1996


Thirty-five year old Edwin Plunkett was holding a loaded hunting rifle when
officers shot and killed him last year at his home in northwest Roanoke.##
SUPER=03-Danville;


It's up to a grand jury in the case of Marlow Andre Farmer-- the man who wounded a Danville Police officer.
31- year old Dennis Haley was shot in the neck in November, while trying to
serve a warrant.##
SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


In Amherst County, a circuit court judge decided against moving the second murder trial of James Henry Burley out of the County.
His attorneys argued there's been too much publicity.
Burley will be tried next week for the 1995 murder of Jacqueline Dorsey
Carter.##
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P-Singer-Scam


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=scam


Cynthia Angell has been a singer all of her life-- and thought she knew the pitfalls of the music business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


In September, the Salem woman received two nominations from the Academy of Independent Recording Artists.
Her label, Silver Wing Records helped organize the event, which required nominees to BUY tickets in order to claim their awards. When she traveled to the show, in Nashville, she left empty handed.
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SOT 18:03:07
IN Q=So, I was all psyched

((CYNTHIA ANGELL: SO, I WAS ALL PSYCHED. I WAS READY TO GO. AND I REALLY DIDN'T PUT TWO AND TWO TOGETHER UNTIL AFTER MY HUSBAND AND I GOT OUT THERE AND SAW THE WAY THINGS WERE. ))
SUPER=07-Cynthia Angell;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=way things were
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VO-NAT


Angell believes it was all a scam.
She didn't win, but shelled out over a thousand dollars just to attend the event.
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TALENT=CONNIE
SS=HOLD


Angell hasn't spoken with Silver Wing Records since the awards show.
News-7 was unable to reach the record company.
Its phone number is no longer in service.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Stick around--an expansion is in the future for the Mill Mountain Zoo...but
that's not exciting news for everyone. (----------------)
VO-NAT


And they're picking up the pieces at a recording studio in Franklin County-- but for some of these workers, it's just their DAY job.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

P-Green


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Recent animal cruelty and neglect charges against Franklin County breeder Valery Greeen are not Green's first brush with the law.
Green has 12 misdemeanor convictions in Radford: including harboring barking dogs, allowing dogs to run loose, and permitting animals to become unsanitary.
In ROCKBRIDGE County, animal warden Delbert Moore says Green owes boarding fees for loose dogs.
And in Montgomery County, she's charged with obtaining an animal by false pretenses and threatening to set fire to a residence.
Liz McKinney says Green used a fake name to adopt one of McKinney's former show dogs, and violated a contract by breeding the animal for profit.
McKinney says Green threatened to burn her out if McKinney did not drop her complaints.


P-Sap-Cutbacks


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=education


As teen drug use jumps alarmingly, Roanoke City Schools have cut BACK an anti-drug program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Three years ago, the schools had five counselors working with middle and high school students.
Since then, federal cutbacks sliced the program to the bone.
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((LISSY RUNYON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; WHEN THOSE FEDERAL MONIES WERE CUT BACK, IT ONLY PROVIDED FOR ONE SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELOR, SO THE BOARD HAD TO MAKE A TOUGH DECISION AND PLACE THAT ONE INDIVIDUAL IN EACH OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS.))
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/Roanoke City Schools;
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OUT Q=the high schools
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Runyon says despite the cuts, referrals and disciplinary action for drug problems are actually down.

P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=city seal


An expansion of Mill Mountain Zoo wasn't welcomed by some Roanoke residents today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At issue: a five- year lease that gives the Zoo an additional one and a half acres on Mill Mountain.
Opponents of the expansion asked City Council to consider what effects it might have on Crystal Spring.
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IN Q=Since know one knows

((BETTY FIELD: SINCE NO ONE KNOWS THE WATER SOURCE OF CRYSTAL SPRING ANYTHING COULD HAPPEN. ONE MISTAKE ON THE MOUNTAIN COULD CAUSE THE SPRING TO DISAPPEAR INTO THE LIME CAVES AND CAVITIES UNDER THE MOUNTAIN. THE LOSS OF THIS WATER SUPPLY WOULD BE A DISASTER.))
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OUT Q=would be a disaster.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


City council members say they are satisfied the zoo will use the land responsibly.
They approved the expanded lease--
Councilman William White voted no.

P-Blue-Grass-Studio


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-98
GRAPHIC=None


Five months ago fire consumed a Franklin County recording studio
But that wasn't the end of Doobie Shea (DOO-bee SHAY) Studios--
Joe Dashiell has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=On a Franklin County
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;
SUPER=01-Tim Austin/Doobie Shea Studios; :17
SUPER=@Joe1; :48
SUPER=01-Gary Waugh/Five for the Gospel; :57
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OUT Q=Joe D. News 7 Franklin County


((On a Franklin County hillside not far from Boones Mill, the new Doobie Shea studio is now under roof.
And on a recent afternoon, the crew was busy framing the interior walls. NAT SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION
The sound of construction is music to the ears of Tim Austin.
SOT TIM AUSTIN 16:15:13
IN Q=I've got

((TIM AUSTIN/DOOBIE SHEA STUDIOS: I'VE GOT A LOT OF GOOD FRIENDS OUT OF KENTUCKY AND OHIO WHO HAVE TRAVELLED DOWN AND WORKED DAYS TRYING TO GET ME GOING.))
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OUT Q=trying to get me going


On August 24th, lightning struck the old studio and burned the building to the ground.
Doobie Shea may not be a household name in western Virginia, but the studio is well- known among many of the best- known in bluegrass.
Look no further than the racks of Blockbuster Music or most any record store that sells bluegrass, and you'll find Doobie Shea Recordings. stand-up
Volunteers are lending a hand and hundreds of hours of hard work.
Many are musicians who recorded in the old Doobie Shea studios.
SOT KENTUCKY MUSICIAN 16:22:16
IN Q=We enjoy

((GARY WAUGH: WE ENJOY RECORDING WITH TIM AND WE'VE BECOME VERY GOOD FRIENDS IN THE LAST YEAR OR TWO THAT WE'VE KNOWN HIM AND WE JUST THOUGHT WE'D CHIP IN. IT'S QUITE A TASK TO GET EVERY THING ROLLING BACK LIKE IT OUGHT TO BE.))
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Plenty of work remains.
But Austin is already booking new projects and hopes to have Doobie Shea back in business sometime in February.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Franklin County))

tease#2

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Don't go away- VMI is looking to the NFL to fill it's vacant head football coach position.
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VO-NAT


And it's called ultra-sonics-- the latest wave of cleaning those dusty, grimy window blinds...the story next on NEWS-7 Primetime.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

P-Shine-A-Blind


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=None


Those blinds on your windows might come in pretty handy, most days....that is until it's time to clean them.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


But an entrepreneur in Bedford wants to change that.
He's invented a device that cleans your blinds in about 30 seconds.
He uses a system called ultrasonics that jewelers and dentists have been using for years.
The system cleans the ropes, cords and inside the head-rail.
Some customers say they can't believe what a difference a thorough cleaning makes.
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SOT 10:34:19
IN Q=They either

((MARK STUKEY/SHINE A BLIND OF VA: THEY EITHER FORGOT WHAT COLOR THEY WERE WHEN THEY ORIGINALLY BOUGHT 'EM AND THEY'RE GONNA HAVE TO DO SOME REDECORATING, OR THEY'RE MOST OF THE TIME PEOPLE ARE JUST AMAZED AT WHAT THEY CAN DO.))
SUPER=01-Mark Stukey/Shine A Blind of VA;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=they can do.
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VO-NAT


This high-tech convenience will cost you about six or seven dollars a blind.
But it doesn't end there, Stukey (STOOKY) says he can clean stereos and computer keyboards as well.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Wind NW-15/30-33/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-Gusty/42-44;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Wind W-15/32-34/Mostly Sunny/Wind NW-20/42-44;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Wind W-10/25-30/Partly Sunny/Wind W-10/35-40;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/And Colder/24-28/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-Gusty/36-39;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Wind NW-10/20-25/Partly Sunny/Wind NW-10/30-34;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Eating-Out


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=healthy eating?


On Health Check-- when you're eating out of somebody else's kitchen...it's espcially difficult to stick to a healthy eating plan.
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VO-NAT


But a few simple steps can make a big difference.
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SOT 01:49:10
IN Q=If you go to

((SUSAN JAAX/DIETICIAN: IF YOU GO TO A CAFETERIA OR A RESTAURANT AND A LOT OF THE ENTREES COME WITH A LOT OF SAUCES, A LOT OF TOPPINGS, AS IS THE CASE WITH A BAKED POTATO. IT'S USUALLY THOSE ADD-ONS THAT TEND TO BE VERY HIGH IN FAT AND HIGH IN CALORIES. ))
SUPER=01-Suzanne Jaax/Dietician; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=high in calories
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VO-NAT


Ask the restaurant staff about how foods are prepared-- find out if fats are added, or if sauce can be put on the side.
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SOT 01:49:59
IN Q=Balance with

((BALANCE WITH FLEXIBILITY IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF HEALTHY EATING BUT YOU HAVE TO USE THE COMMON SENSE IN HOW MUCH DEVIATION THERE IS. ))
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OUT Q=there is.
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VO-NAT


Also, don't always rely on menu items labelled heart-healthy-- there's no guarantee they're lower in fats and calories.
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cool-video


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


Speaking of food... it's a recipe tonight that garners our video pick.
You'll especially appreciate it if you've ever enjoyed collard greens as a main dinner course--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Ayden, NC; :

...you can now also have them for dessert.
Laura Webb of Ayden, North Carolina has developed "Collard Cake"-- layers of collard greens over layers of cornbread.
The cake is then covered with a collard frosting...and then topped with onions, ham...pickles, tomatoes and peppers.
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toss to steve

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


The latest on VMI's football coaching vacancy and the latest to come out in the NFL draft, but we start Primetime sports with the answer to a question...why was Phoenix Sun Robert Horry suspended for 2 NBA games???
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


For throwing a towel in Danny Ainge's face..no big deal EXCEPT that Ainge just happens to be Phoenix's head coach. Horry also loses 2 days of pay, now the numbers.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/Kansas #1/10//Texas #18/11/1///Villanova
#10/68/j/Providence/91///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Virginia Tech/63/j/Duquesne/76////VMI/72/j/Appalachian

State/77///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0098-j/Louisville #14/92//NC Charlotte/81///j/Haverford/63//W & L/57///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Utah/41//Chicago/58////LA Lakers///Portland///Late/;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Tampa Bay/4//Ottawa/3/3///Hartford/4//Montreal/3/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Colorado/2//NY Rangers/2/3///Vancouver///Anaheim///Late/;
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OUT Q=....last score."

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SP-VMI


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=DB96-4
GRAPHIC=VMI


VMI's search for a new football coach is not over yet, but today, a few clues were discovered down in Lexington.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lexington/Today;. :00


Associate athletic Director Chip Smith said the job should hopefully be filled by the end of this week and that there are 4 to 5 candidates remaining. VMi alumni and former san Diego Charger coach Bobby Ross is one of the possible choices.
Superintendent Josiah Bunting spent part of his Keydet California recruiting visit with Ross.
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SOT
IN Q="In the

((CHIP SMITH/ASSOCIATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Chip Smith/VMI Associate A. D.; :00
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OUT Q=...both sides.
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SP-Draft


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-24
GRAPHIC=NFL Draft


the list of college underclassmen leaving early for the NFL draft grew just a little bit more today.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


Three more top college players have put their names in the pot. Northwestern Running back Darnell Autry will leave the Wildcats a year early. He rushed for over 3 thousand yards over the last 2 seasons.
Ohio State will lose two players with this years draft. Defensive back Shawn Springs, the Big Ten defensive player of the year, and Offensive lineman Orlando Pace, the Outland trophy winner, who says he wants to be the number 1 pick.
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SOT
IN Q=At

((ORLANDO PACE/WILL ENTER 97 DRAFT:))
SUPER=01-Orlando Pace/Will Enter 97 Draft; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...next level"
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SP-Fame


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-21
GRAPHIC=MLB


Former pitcher Phil niekro has made Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame in his fifth try!!
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Major League Baseball; :00


Niekro was named on 380 of the 473 ballots in voting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Niekro, who is one of just 20 pitchers to win 3 hundred games, went 318 and 274 with an earned run average 3.35 in 24 seasons.
Niekro played most of those season with the Braves and then some with the yankees. He is the only former player who qualified this year.
Former pitcher Don Sutton, in his 4th try, was 9 votes shy of the 355 needed to be elected.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have elected to sell the team. Peter O'Malley and his family have controlled the team since 1950. No buyers yet, only inquiries.
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SOT
IN Q=I

((PETER O'MALLEY/DODGERS OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Peter O'Malley/Dodgers Owner; :00
RUNS=:28
OUT Q= the storm"
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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=x5024;
SUPER=76-"Snack Time" Recall


The infamous Cabbage Patch Snacktime Doll is now being recalled by toy giant Mattel.
This comes after several reports of children's hair or fingers getting stuck in the doll's mouth.
SUPER=x5025
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, See you tomorrow, goodnight. THe latest information-- in just 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7.