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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
A MAN ALLEGEDLY SHOOTS HIS GIRLFRIEND INSIDE A HENRY COUNTY FURNITURE PLANT.
THE HUSKERS MAY HAVE TAKEN THE BIG WINNINGS AT THE ORANGE BOWL, BUT THE HOKIES' THREE MILLION DOLLAR PRIZE IS HARDLY A DROP IN THE BUCKET. ))
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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 Thursday January 9th- tonight's Top Story
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SOT tape two 00:11:11
IN Q=Because there wasn't

((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE INFORMATION OFFICER: BECAUSE THERE WASN'T AS MUCH SNOW TO PUSH, WHAT WE'VE REALLY BEEN DOING IS RELYING A LOT ON THE CHEMICALS. WE PUT DOWN JUST THIS MORNING, BY EIGHT O'CLOCK, WE PUT DOWN 250 TONS OF SALT.))
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VO-NAT


Some streets won't be ready for school buses tomorrow, as several localities bag their regular schedule for a long weekend.
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P-school-closings


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
SS=news-7 pt


Good Evening you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=school info


Many school systems aren't playing the waiting game-- they made the decision early this evening.
Here's the latest list of school delays and cancellations. dissolve to school watch
toss-to-rre
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=news-7 pt


So the roads will be a little clearer-- with fewer school-buses on the move.
Let's check in now with Robin Reed, on what we can expect out there for tomorrow.
(toss to Robin Reed)
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P-Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ida, MI; :


26 passengers and a crew of three were on board the commuter plane that crashed today south of Detroit-- there were no survivors aboard Delta Comair Flight 32-72.
The twin engine turbo-prop had departed Cincinnati and was on approach to Detroit-- when it crashed in a wooded area 25 miles south of the city.
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SOT 20:09:45
IN Q=The plane

((SHAUN GILB/WITNESS: THE PLANE STARTED DIVING DOWN A LITTLE BIT, MAKING A SPUTTER SOUND, IT SOUNDED LIKE IT WAS ABOUT TO CRASH. AND IT WAS ABOUT A MILE-AND-A-HALF FROM MY HOUSE. THEN I LOOKED OVER AND SAW A BIG MUSHROOM CLOUD OF SMOKE GO IN THE AIR, A BIG BALL OF FIRE SHOOT ABOUT 200 FEET IN THE AIR. )) ((JIM HALL/NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD: OBVIOUSLY AS IN ALL ACCIDENTS WE WILL BE LOOKING FOR THE FLIGHT DATA RECORDED AND THE COCKPIT VOICE RECORDED AND ATTEMPT TO BRING THEM BACK FOR A READ-OUT HERE AT OUR LABORATORIES IN WASHINGTON DCTERMS. ))
SUPER=01-Shaun Gilb/Witness; :00 QUICKD
SUPER=01-Jim Hall/National Transportation Safety Bd.; :15
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OUT Q=in Washington DCTERMS.
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VO-NAT


An F-A-A spokesman says the pilot on ComAir Flight 32-72 said nothing to air traffic controllers to indicate there was a problem.
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P-Bassett-Shooting


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#596-38
GRAPHIC=shooting


A Henry County woman is in critical condition tonight after she was allegedly shot by her boyfriend with a sawed off shot gun.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co.;


It happened inside the "Bassett Superior Lines" plant where they both work.
35-year old Timothy Dexter Walton apparently left his work area shortly before the shooting.
Sheriff's officials say minutes later Walton fired two shots in the direction of 37-year old Susie Penn.
No one else was injured.
Authorities say the incident could have been worse because other employees were also in the room.
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IN Q=There

((LT. KIMMY NESTER/HENRY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:THERE WAS A BRIEF PERIOD OF TIME WHERE THE GENTLEMAN WAS HERE AND WAS NOT IN CUSTODY BUT SHORTLY AFTER ARRIVAL OF THE OFFICERS, THEY FOUND HIM WITHIN THE BUILDING, HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY, UNARMED, THE WEAPON HAD BEEN DISCARDED ALONG THE WAY, AND HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY WITHOUT INCIDENT. ))
SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
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OUT Q=without incident.
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VO-NAT


Investigators are still piecing together what happened but believe Penn may have been trying to end their relationship.
Walton is being held in the Henry County jail.
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P-XGR


ANCHOR=COnnie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=vmi


The battle lines were drawn over co-education at the Virginia Military Institute today in Richmond.
The 1997 General Assembly reopened the debate in the Senate.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond; :29
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :34
SUPER=@Ellen1; :48
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((
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((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IT'S FOUGHT IN A COURTROOM BY A HANDFUL OF ATTORNEYS. AND THEN DECIDED BY ATTORNEYS WHO HAVE BEEN ELEVATED INTO A JUDGESHIP. AND YET, LIKE IN THIS CASE, THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WHO BUILT THIS INSTITUTION 157 YEARS AGO, AND HAVE SUPPORTED IT DURING THIS PERIOD OF TIME WERE NEVER ASKED ON ONE OCCASION WHAT THEIR FEELINGS WERE IN THE MATTER. NOR WERE THEIR REPRESENTATIVES.))
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VMI Board Chairman Bill Berry and attorney Jim Roberts were in the gallery for Barry's speech -- and the one response it prompted.
Janet Howell says the Supreme Court decision brought her joy.
sot 12:29:07

((SEN. JANET HOWELL/D-RESTON: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WHAT HAS HAPPENED UP TO THIS POINT IS IN FINEST TRADITIONS OF VIRGINIA, AND THE FINEST TRADITIONS OF VMI, AND THE FINEST TRADITION OF LEGAL EXPERIENCE IN THIS COUNTRY.))
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((ELLEN QUALLS ))
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


On Capitol Hill they're looking at how airbags may contribute to life or death.
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VO-NAT


And the Virginia Tech Hokies didn't just see Orange in Florida, but a whole lot of green.
What will they do with the money? The story when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.

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WEFC!!!
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P-Drug-Raids


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=drug bust


It's called "Operation Crackdown"...a bust last night that put a dent in drug trafficking in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;


The roundup was the culmination of six months of undercover work targeting the county's middle and upper-level drug dealers.
Arrest teams from Bedford, Lynchburg, the A-B-C board and the D-E-A hit several areas around the county, making two dozen arrests.
Sheriff Mike Brown says the drug problem extends beyond the county lines.
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SOT 13:46:24//13:48:10
IN Q=We've connected these

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE'VE CONNECTED THESE 41 WITH LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, INCLUDING NEW YORK, NEW ORLEANS, WASHINGTON D.C., MIAMI, NEW JERSEY AND JAMAICA. IN ONE INSTANCE WE HAD A MOTHER COME IN WITH AN INFANT TO CONDUCT A DRUG DEAL, ANOTHER INSTANCE WE HAVE A JANITOR OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHO WE HAVE ARRESTED TONIGHT.))
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OUT Q=have arrested tonight.
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VO-NAT


In addition to the arrests, police also seized small amounts of cocaine and marijuana.
Eight suspects are still at large.
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P-Air-Bags


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=airbags


A senate panel today began looking into ways to make airbags safer.
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VO-NAT


Auto makers are arguing that air bags kill children because of government rules-- since the bags must have enough power to protect an adult man who isn't wearing a seat belt.
They say, that much force can be deadly to a child.
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


Also today, a top safety official denies Washington is dragging its feet on preventing children's deaths from air bags.
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SOT 15:17:00
IN Q=That's the

((DR. RICARDO MARTINEZ/NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION: THAT'S THE ISSUE HERE IS THAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT A TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTION THAT TAKES TIME AND TAKES LONGER, VERSUS EDUCATIONAL SOLUTIONS, SO WE HAVE COMBINED TO DO BOTH. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Ricardo Martinez/Nat'l. Highway Traffic Safety Admin.; :
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OUT Q=combined to do both.
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VO-NAT


Fast-opening air bags are blamed for the deaths of 32 children and 20 adults-- most of them smaller women-- in low-speed accidents.
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P-Tech-Money


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-94
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


The Hokies may have left the Orange Bowl with a loss, but the university's bank book indicates the school came up with major win. Tracy Altizer explains.
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IN Q=Nebraska's tireless defense
SUPER=03-Ft. Lauderdale/December 31; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Bourne/Assoc. Athletic Dir.; :29
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Wednesday; :43
SUPER=@Tracy1; 1:10
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(( Nebraska's tireless defense and in-your-face offense may have had the Hokies seeing nothing but red in the Orange Bowl.
But now Tech officials are seeing green, and it has nothing to do with the grass at Pro-Player Stadium.
If you subtract the one-point-two million dollars in travel expenses, Tech's take-home pay from the Alliance appearance still adds up to a cool two- point-three million.
Officials are still identifying ways to use the money. Most will go into a cash reserve fund, some will go for academic initiatives.
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SOT 5:51:51

((JEFF BOURNE/ASSOC. ATHLETIC DIR.:IT MIGHT BE AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSORSHIP, IT COULD BE A PROJECT OF SOME KIND, A SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROJECT, AND WE THEN TAKE THOSE MONIES AND TRANSFER THEM BACK TO THOSE NEEDS. SO IN A WAY IT'S A A WAY FOR THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO THE UNIVERSITY. ))
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Bowl money is also benefitting other campus sports.
Money from the previous two bowls has allowed Tech to build a new track and soccer complex and women's softball field, all of which are still under construction.
It has also boosted the athletic department's cash reserves.
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SOT 5:52:50

((THIS MONEY HAS ACTUALLY ALLOWED US TO BUILD UP AN OPERATING RESERVE AND HAVE MONEY IN THE BANK, WHICH WE'VE NEVER HAD BEFORE. SO IN THE EVENT THAT THE RAINY DAY SHOULD COME AT SOME POINT IN TIME WE COULD DEAL WITH THAT. ))
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With the Orange Bowl earnings included, the reserve for 1997 is projected at four million dollars.
To give you some perspective, Bourne says just the interest on that amount would fund three of Tech's non-revenue sports. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


TOnight on Primetime sports-- the Panthers are using some home remedies to prepare for the frozen tundra in Green Bay this weekend.
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VO-NAT


But first-- Halogen lamps are energy efficient, bright, and popular.
But they may also be dangerous--
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WEFC!!!
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P-Truck-Ax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=none


The driver of a tractor trailer that plunged over an embankment near Radford this morning surprisingly walked away un-hurt.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


State police say the rig loaded with M & M candies was passing a car on I-81 when it hit an icy spot and slid out of control.
It wiped out about 50 yards of guardrail and crashed down a steep hillside, crushing the cab beneath the trailer.
Fire crews built a dam to keep a diesel fuel leak from contaminating a creek.
The driver is charged with driving too fast for the road conditions.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Cloudy Skies/Patchy Fog/28-30/Variable Clouds/Flurries Late/35-40;
SUPER=331-Cloudy Skies/Patchy Fog/30-32/Afternoon Clouds/Wind W-15/40-42;
SUPER=332-Cloudy Skies/Possible Flurries/24-26/Partly Cloudy/Snow

Showers/33-36;
SUPER=333-Cloudy Skies/Light Winds/24-28/Cloudy Skies/Snow Showers/30-32;
SUPER=334-Cloudy Skies/Flurries Likely/20-24/Snow Showers/2-3''

Accumulation/27-29;
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RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


Primetime sports is headed your way on News-7 Primetime right here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Halogen-Lamps


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=home safety


You may have heard about the recent warnings involving halogen lamps.
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VO-NAT


35-to-40 million bulbs have been sold in this country because they offer a brighter, energy-saving form of light.
But halogen bulbs have caused 100 fires, 20 injuries, and 10 deaths since since 1992.
Fires can start when the bulbs come into contact with clothes, towels or draperies.
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SOT 20:26:40
IN Q=It can burn

((ANN BROWN/ CHAIRMAN CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION: IT CAN BURN UP TO TEMPERATURES OF 1200 DEGREES AND WHEN THIS BULB COMES INTO CONTACT WITH ANY KIND OF MATERIAL...BOOM...IT CAUSES FIRE AND IT CAUSES IT QUICKLY.))
SUPER=01-Ann Brown/Consumer Product Safety Commission; :
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OUT Q=causes it quickly.
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Just this week, a massive blaze destroyed jazz musician Lionel Hampton's Manhattan apartment-- apparently caused by a halogen lamp that fell over.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


To reduce the risk, beginning next month-- all halogen lamps must be manufactured with a shield...to prevent even accidental contact between the bulb and any fabric.

cool-video


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


For our video pick tonight-- what else are you going to do, when you jump out of a balloon at an altitude of 33-thousand feet?
SUPER=75-Zell Am See, Austria; :


Well-- you sky surf of course.
These pictures come from somewhere over the Alps--
The Ikarus team did make it safely back to mother earth.
Without wearing protective pressurized suits, the German crew of two fell to land-- as experts from the German Aero-Medical Institute surveyed their progress.
They're working to gather unique information about reactions of the unprotected body to pressure conditions in high altitudes.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-22
GRAPHIC=None


Lets warm up Primetime sports with a trip to the California links where Tom Lehman has picked up right where he left off last year.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Carlsbad, CA/ESPN; :00


Lehman, the top PGA golfer a year ago, shot a 6 under 66 in the first round of the Mercedes Championship, Here he goes 6 under on the birdie putt.
Tiger Woods, not to shabby of a day either. Woods fired a 70, including this chip for birdie on the third hole. Now the numbers
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=0098-/Kansas #1/130//Niagara/67/2//j/Kentucky #3/68//Canisius/45///;
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SUPER=0098-j/Michigan #16/88//Illinois #25/74////Stanford #21/83//UCLA/42/2//;
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SUPER=0096-/Utah/96/j/Toronto/110///j/Minnesota/110//New Jersey/107///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Atlanta/97//Orlando/92//Final in OT//Golden

State///Vancouver///Late/;
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SUPER=0103-/Montreal/4//Boston/5/3//j/Colorado/2//Ottawa/0///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Tampa Bay/2//Philadelphia/1/3///NY Rangers/0//Washington/2///;
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SP-Radford


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-3
GRAPHIC=Radford


Radford played without leading scorer Anthony Walker tonight, who was back home in Columbus, Ohio to attend his fathers funeral. Without him, the Highlanders fell to UNC-Asheville in RU's Big South opener at the Demon Center Bubble.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford/Bulldogs vs. Highlanders; :00


The Highlanders; hoping to show their stuff against last year's third place conference play. RU finhsed 5th last year.
Radford came out of the blocks quick. Big Eric Bowens, he's a DJ and can groove on the floor as weel. He nails the jumper from near the key to give the Highlanders a 2 pt lead.
The Dogs would come back to tie the game when Kevin Martin drives to the hoop for the easy score.
The Highlanders then went on a 9 to nothing run that started with Eric Parker. He takes the rock inside and goes up hard to the iron and adds two more to the stat sheet.
Then, RU pushes the ball to the perimeter. Cory Reed snaps the bottom
SUPER=33-UNC-Asheville/63/Radford/56;

of the net on the three pointer and the Highlanders lead was now 3.
Radford coach Ron Bradley substitutes and Leslie Ballard answers the call, grabbing his own rebound and scoring, but UNC-Asheville wins it's 5th straight, beating RU 63-56.
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SP-Panthers


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-4
GRAPHIC=Panthers

The snow and ice took a detour around Charlotte. If the Panthers are to reach the Super Bowl; they will have to brave the Green Bay elements. Mike Stevens has more on how the cats intend to deal with the team and the weather that both PACK a big punch.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte; :00
SUPER=04-Last Weekend; ;08
SUPER=01-Mark Carrier/Panthers Wide Receiver; :27
SUPER=01-Kevin Greene/Panthers Linebacker; :38
SUPER=@Mike1;:48
SUPER=01-Wesley Walls/Panthers Tight End; 1:07
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OUT Q=News 7 Sports



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-Do We Have School Tomorrow?


We'll have the latest, updated school delay and cancellation list.
SUPER=77-Mission: Overseas;


And we'll meet a group of active duty army soldiers based in Salem--heading overseas to back-up the troops in Bosnia.
SUPER=78-Flood Wall Update;


Plus an update on Buena Vista's new flood wall, it's nearly complete.
SUPER=x5025
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


These are just some of the stories you'll see in 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. bye That's it for us on NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow, goodnight. ANCHOR=Connie