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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=tonight on

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO HAND THE GAVEL TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, NEWT GINGRICH OF GEORGIA. APPLAUSE
DESPITE CONTROVERSY NEWT GINGRICH BEGINS A SECOND TERM AS SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.
ALSO ON THE HILL-- NOW--CONGRESSMAN VIRGIL GOODE WAS SWORN IN TODAY WITH DOZENS OF SUPPORTERS MAKING THE TRIP TO WISH THE FRANKLIN COUNTY MAN LUCK.))
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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 Tuesday January Seventh- tonight's Top Story
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VO-NAT


Fire at a Roanoke County apartment complex forces several tenants out of their homes.
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P-Apt-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The fire broke out this afternoon at Bent Creek Apartments on Greenway Drive.
It took firefighters nearly two hours to contain the blaze, which damaged at least six units.
No one was injured.
Residents salvaged what they could-- while loved ones comforted one other.
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SOT 9:28:30
IN Q=Everything they have

((STACY RICOTTA: EVERYTHING THEY HAVE-- THEY HAVEN'T BEEN MARRIED LONG, AND EVERYTHING THEY HAVE IS GONE. IT'S ALL DAMAGED AND THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO REPLACE IT ALL. ))
SUPER=07-Stacy Ricotta;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=replace it all
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VO-NAT


The left side of Building- G suffered the most fire, smoke and water damage.
Investigators haven't determined what caused the fire.
But they have narrowed down the initial location.
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SOT 9:38:28
IN Q=There's a common area-- please B-roll

((DAVID HAFEY/ROANOKE CO. FIRE BATTALION CHIEF: THERE'S A COMMON AREA, WHERE A LOT OF THE PLUMBING AND A LOT OF THE CHASES ARE, AND A LOT OF THOSE AREAS BETWEEN THE FIRST FLOOR AND THE ROOF. LOOKS LIKE THE FIRE STARTED IN THAT GENERAL AREA, AND WORKED ITS WAY UP FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP, AND THEN THROUGH THE ROOF AREAS. ))
SUPER=01-David Hafey/Roanoke Co. Fire Battalion Chief; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=through the roof areas
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VO-NAT


Fire officials don't know when the residents will be able to return home.
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P-Gingrich


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-B
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SOT 18:03:40
IN Q=The honorable

((THE HONORABLE NEWT GINGRICH OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, HAVING RECEIVED A MAJORITY OF ALL VOTES CAST BY NAME FOR A CANDIDATE IS DULY ELECTED SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 105TH CONGRESS. ))
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OUT Q=105th Congress
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


Newt Gingrich won his battle to remain speaker of the House of Representatives.
Still, though he'll have to face the music for this admitted violations of ethics rules.
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SOT 18:04:12
IN Q=To the degree

((REP. NEWT GINGRICH/R- SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE:TO THE DEGREE I WAS TOO BRASH, TOO SELF-CONFIDENT, OR TOO PUSHY I APOLOGIZE. TO WHATEVER DEGREE AND IN ANY WAY THAT I BROUGHT CONTROVERSY OR INAPPROPRIATE ATTENTION, I APOLOGIZE. IT IS MY INTENTION TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO WORK WITH EVERY MEMBER OF THIS CONGRESS.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Newt Gingrich/(R) House Speaker; :
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=congress.
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VO-NAT


As Gingrich today took the seat as second in line to the Presidency....the ethics committee is scheduled to begin it's public investigation into Gingrich's violations tomorrow.
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P-Goode


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


The 105th U.S. Congress took its place in history today with a new face from Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Fifth district Democrat Virgil Goode was sworn in-- to the House seat from which L.F. Payne retired.
But the real "doings" had already gone on in the Longworth office building, where supporters from Franklin County to Charlottesville gathered to share in Goode's success.
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SOT
IN Q=Well naturally

((WILLIAM HELMS/GOODE SUPPORTER: WELL NATURALLY I ... IN THE FUTURE.))
sot

((CONGRESSMAN VIRGIL GOODE/D-5TH DISTRICT: THIS MORNING... FIFTH DISTRICT.))
SUPER=01-William Helm/Goode Supporter; :00
SUPER=@Goode; :10
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OUT Q=Fifth district.
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VO-NAT


Democrat Goode of course voted against Newt Gingrich for speaker.
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p-Keno


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery


Don't bet on playing Keno in Virginia for at least another year.
Lottery director Penelope Kyle says there are NO plans to ask for General Assembly approval for the controversial game in the upcoming session.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But that means lawmakers need to understand that the Lottery has "maxed out" on its earning potential for now.
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SOT 32:02
IN Q=What I have

((PENELOPE KYLE/VA. LOTTERY DIRECTOR: WE WILL TRY TO PRODUCE...THIS IS IT.))
SUPER=01-Penelope Kyle/Virginia Lottery Director;
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OUT Q=this is it.
TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


The potential of keno in last year's legislative session drew immediate fire from anti-gambling forces.
Keno games can be drawn every few minutes, all day long, on video terminals in restaurants, stores and gas stations.

P-Trigon


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=trigon


THe state's largest health insurer is eliminating jobs.
Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield is cutting 40 positions at its Roanoke offices due to a systemwide restructuring.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In all, the health insurance company has over 700 people working there.
The jobs being eliminated range from entry level workers to management.
The bigger hit is in Richmond, where more than 100 people learned today they're losing their jobs.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Throughout the year, Trigon will be cutting another 70 jobs systemwide.
Some of those positions could also come from Roanoke.


tease#1

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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Stick around--volunteers from our neck of the woods are heading out west to help life return to normal.
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VO-NAT


And how did using a racquetball court at the YMCA escalate into a huge lawsuit? The story when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Greenbrier


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=greenbrier


The Greenbrier resort must pay nearly a quarter- million- dollars as a result of a sex and age discrimination lawsuit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Barbara Sweetwood worked in accounts receivable at the White Sulphur Springs resort for nearly 27 years when she was fired.
Her attorney says the Greenbrier refused to offer Sweetwood a transfer as it did with male employees.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The Greenbrier says the judge's ruling is without merit and will be appealed.
It adds that Sweetwood refused to adapt to new technology and she was offered an alternative position, but refused.

P-Racquetball-amputee


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-100
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A couple of prominent Roanoke residents have become embroiled in a high-stakes law-suit over an incident a year ago at the Y-M-C-A.
One of the men is a city official; the other a nationally- renowned financial planner.
Keith Humphry has the story.
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SUPER=07-John Coates; :15
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SUPER=@Keith2; 1:28
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((
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SOT 12:59:15
IN Q=I'm limited

((I'M LIMITED IN WHAT I CAN DO WITH IT NOW.))
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OUT Q=with it now.


John Coates lost a piece of his right ring finger. He filed an 850-thousand dollar lawsuit over it.
Coates claims Andy Hudick severed the flesh and bone of that finger by slamming a door on his hand... more than once.
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SOT 12:57:54
IN Q=As I opened

((AS I OPENED THE DOOR, SOMEONE SLAMMED THE DOOR SEVEN OR EIGHT TIMES AND AMPUTATED THE END OF MY FINGER.))
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racquetball players on the court

Hudick was playing racquetball during the lunch hour at the "Y" January 3rd last year.
Coates says he had reserved the court for that hour- -so he simply opened the door, not realizing Hudick and his partner were in mid-game. SLAM!
Hudick says he shoved the door out of instinct to protect himself, and denies Coates' contention that he "violently slammed" the door.
The "Y" suspended Hudick's membership for six months over the incident.
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IN Q=Be glad

((BE GLAD TO LET YOU TALK TO MY ATTORNEY ABOUT IT.))
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OUT Q=about it.


According to court records, Hudick's net worth is one million dollars.
His financial advice is often quoted in local and national newspapers. Hudick has served as President of a national association of "Fee-Only Planners."
Coates is Manager of the City Department of Parks and Recreation. A
A year's worth of rehabilitation and surgery- -including a skin graft- -have cost somewhere between 40 and 60-thousand dollars.
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SOT
IN Q=Initially, I went

((INITIALLY I WENT THROUGH THREE SURGICAL PROCEDURES TO RECONSTRUCT THE FINGER THAT WAS AMPUTATED, SO I'VE BEEN THROUGH QUITE A LOT, JUST TRYING TO GET BACK TO WHERE I WAS A YEAR AGO.))
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OUT Q=a year ago.


The case is still a long way from a jury trial, but there've been no offers to settle it OUT of court. Keith Humphry NEWS-7.))

P-Green


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Three years ago, a Franklin County woman gave her pet away. Now she's afraid she made a terrible mistake.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Phyllis Mason handed her dog over to Valery Green... who was recently charged with animal neglect.
Mason says at the time, she had no idea Green was running a kennel.
Now that the criminal allegations have surfaced, she's fearful of the dog's safety... and wants it back.
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SOT 11:15:13
IN Q=When I gave

((PHYLLIS MASON: WHEN I GAVE UP MY DOG, I GAVE UP MY RIGHTS TO THAT DOG. BUT IT DOESN'T GIVE UP MY RIGHT AS AN OWNER TO THAT DOG FOR ONE TIME IN HIS LIFE... TO STOP CARING ABOUT THAT ANIMAL. ))
SUPER=07-Phyllis Mason;
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OUT Q=that animal
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VO-NAT


A few days ago, the breeder checked herself into a local hospital and left about a hundred animals in the care of a neighbor.
Despite the criminal charges, most of the animals remain at Valery Green's Franklin County home.
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SOT 12:14:27
IN Q=We felt

((CLAUDE WEBSTER/FRANKLIN COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY: WE FELT THAT IT WAS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE ANIMALS IF WE KEPT THEM IN THAT AREA THAT THEY WERE. THE AREA DOES HAVE ADEQUATE RUNS AND SPACE FOR THEM. MORE SO THAN WE HAVE IN OUR LOCAL KENNEL. ))
SUPER=01-Claude Webster/Dept. of Public Safety;
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OUT Q=local kennel
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VO-NAT


The animals could be taken away from Green after a court hearing next week.
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P-Laundromat-Wreck


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 pm
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=NONE


A motorist with car trouble gave a Southwest Roanoke laundromat a new drive-through this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


68- year- old Arthur Wilson plunged his vehicle through the Fabricare Center on Franklin Road.
The Roanoke man told News-7 his brakes failed as he was traveling down Wonju Street, and he had nowhere else to turn.
Wilson's wife was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
Police say charges are pending following an examination of Wilson's car.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Tonight on Primetime sports-- Steve has highschool hoops highlights from Northside and Patrick Henry...
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VO-NAT


On Health Check-- a simple new test may be the key, in helping doctors quickly identify if a patient with chest pain is actually having a heart attack.
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WEFC!!!
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P-Red-Cross


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=american red cross


While the rain may have finally stopped falling out West-- volunteers are pouring in, including some from Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Reba Thomas and Fred Dooley took a flight to San Francisco today.
They'll be helping other relief workers with logistics, getting people and supplies from one place to another.
SUPER=03-Manteca, CA;


That could be a tough job, with many west coast roads covered by mud and floodwaters.
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SOT
IN Q=we'll check with

((FRED DOOLEY/RED CROSS VOLUNTEER; WE'LL CHECK WITH THE LOCAL AUTHORITIES RIGHT OFF THE BAT AND FIND OUT IF THEY HAVE ALTERNATE ROUTES. IF WE HAVE TO GET TO A PARTICULAR DESIGNATION, WE CAN FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES, EVEN IF IT INVOLVES HELICOPTERS OR BOATS OR WHATEVER.))
SUPER=01-Fred Dooley/Red Cross Volunteer;
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OUT Q=boats or whatever
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VO-NAT


Dooley and Thomas will join two other Roanoke volunteers already there.
They'll spend at least three weeks helping the west coast clean up.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Clear & Cold/Wind NW-10/22-25/Increasing Clouds/Snow Late/36-39;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Wind NW-10/24-26/Clear Early Then/Clouding Up/38-40;
SUPER=332-Clear Skies/Wind NW-10/15-19/Clouding Up/Wind Var-10/34-38;
SUPER=333-Clear & Cold/Wind NW-10/18-22/Clouding Up With/Snow Late/32-36;
SUPER=334-Clear & Cold/Wind NW-10/10-15/Increasing Clouds/Snow Late/32-34;
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P-Cardiac-Care


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=CARDIAC CARE


Thousands of people every day think they're having heart attacks-- some are....others are experiencing indigestion.
Telling the difference is the problem.
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SOT 16:48:08
IN Q=You can't put

((YOU CAN'T PUT EVERYBODY THAT WALKS INTO THE EMERGENCY ROOM INTO THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT. YOU DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO DO IT AND IF YOU DID IT WOULD BE VERY EXPENSIVE ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Warren Moore/Texas Heart Institute; :
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OUT Q=very expensive.
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VO-NAT


But one recent study found that doctors mistakenly release up to 50-thousand people a year who had real heart attacks, but ones which were too mild to be easily diagnosed.
SUPER=03-Richmond; :


Now, doctors at the Medical College of Virginia think they've found a relatively inexpensive solution.
SUPER=04-Virginia Commonwealth Univ.; :


By using a gamma camera-- something even small hospitals now have-- and injecting patients with a radioactive liquid, doctors can see these images of the heart and spot where blood flow is dangerously restricted.
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SOT 16:48:50
IN Q=And gives

((DR. JAMES TATUM/VCU-MCV: AND GIVES YOU THE ANSWER TO WHETHER IN FACT THIS IS A PATIENT THAT IN FACT HAS A RISK OF HAVING A HEART ATTACK, OR IS ONE WHERE THE RISK IS VERY SMALL. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. James Tatum/VCU-MCV; :
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=very small.
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VO-NAT


The procedure is more accurate than relying on electronic readings from E-K-G machines, and better-able to reveal problems than blood tests, which detect an enzyme produced during an attack.
If put into widespread use, the procedure is expected to save millions of dollars now spent on people who don't need intensive care.
But at the same time, it would allow doctors to accurately diagnose people whose heart attacks were mild, but were heart attacks nonetheless.
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cool-video


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


Our video pick tonight is undoubtedly a source of mild embarrassment for one family--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Washington DC;


The story originates from Capitol Hill, at today's swearing in of Louisiana's new U-S Senator, Mary Landrieu.
Vice President Al Gore asked her son Conner to hold the bible-- and he brought a little life to an otherwise dignified, very formal ceremony.
Conner stole most of the spotlight-- mimicking his mom.
Then of course, there was the group photo op.
At least she couldn't see his face.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=None


Highlights from two local high school basketball games to bring you in Primetime sports, as well as a preview of our NASCAR Media tour coverage this week,
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Poolsville, MD; :00


But. to the Summit Hill Turf Farm in Maryland where the NFL has purchased a lot of grass which will be rolled out onto Lambeau Field in Green Bay for this weekends Packers/Panthers NFC championship game. Now the numbers.
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SUPER=0098-/Kentucky #3///Miss. St./////Iowa State #4///Marquette////;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Radford/56//UMBC/47//Women/j/Liberty/89//E & H/49///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0098-/Clemson #5///Duke #10/////Boston College #25///Syracuse////;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/LA Clippers/87//Toronto/80////Dallas/72/j/New York/102///;
SUPER=x5009
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Jersey/90////Philadelphia/88/j/Orlando/109///;
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SUPER=0096-/Phoenix/101//Atlanta/102/In OT//j/Milwaukee/86//Detroit/76///;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=0096-/Cleveland/90/j/Indiana/95////Miami/67//Seattle/75/4//;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Pittsburgh/5//NY Islanders/3/3///Boston/3//Philadelphia/6/3//;
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Co./41///;
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SUPER=0097-/Gretna/48/j/Laurel Park/65////Christiansburg/53/j/William

Byrd/69//Wilson 23 pts./;
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SP-Vikings


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Hometown hoops


Its Tuesday night at the fights high school basketball style and there are plenty of games to get to. First, one score, Salem beat Alleghany 85-65. Now to some action.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Indians vs. Vikings; :00


Over in Roanoke County, Northside was looking for it's second win of the season, but Blacksburg stood in the way.
The Indians big Man Phillip Klaus was strong all night knocking down a team high 17 points including this short hook in the paint.
But the Viking guards were to strong on th is night. Xavier Lee was the go
SUPER=33-Northside/55/Blacksburg/52;

to guy. Lee scored a game high 23 on the evening to lead the Northside attack.
And the Vikings improve to 2 and 7 on the season, 2 and 2 in the Blue Ridge with a 55-52 win over Blacksburg.
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SP-Patriots


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-2
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Hilltoppers vs. Patriots; :00


It turmned out to be a tough night for the Lady patriots of patrick Henry as the visiting Hilltoppers of E.C. Glass came into town and beat the home team 50 to 23.
The Toppers scored most of their first half points on turnovers adn go on to the Group 3A victory over patrick Henry.
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SP-Tour


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=media tour


The racing season is getting ready to crank up again, and News 7 Sports is your Hometown source for a preseason look into the Winston Cup season.
Mike Stevens has more on what you can expect in the coming days on the NASCAR Media Tour.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=@mike1; :00
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=...in the carolinas."
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((It's hard to believe that the Winston Cup drivers will be in Daytona a month from now preparing for the Busch Clash and the Daytona 500. But the fact is these teams actually have been hard at work since the end of last season.
Here's a look at some of the stories photographer Lynn Eller and I will have for you this week from the NASCAR Media Tour.
After coming up short in 1996 both Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt hope to get back to the top this season. We'll see what their plans are for 1997, plus hear from the reigning champ Terry Labonte.
With Daytona now on the horizon, we'll see what Dale Jarrett thinks about his chances for a repeat at the beach.
Plus, we'll talk with NASCAR's elder statesman Darrell Waltrip, and see what his plans are for the future.
Richard Petty is being in ducted into the North Carolina racing hall of Fame this week, as well. We'll give you a front row seat for that ceremony.
We'll also travel to Rick Mast's new racing shop, and check on Kyle Petty's new endeavor in Petty Enterprises 2.
Those stories and much more coming up in the coming days from the Carolinas.))

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

11 on WDBJ-7, in 30-minutes. See you tomorrow. goodnight. That's it for all of us on NEWS-7 Primetime-- for more news watch NEWS-7 at