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SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
A JUDGE HEARS THE CASE OF A PEE-WEE FOOTBALL COACH ACCUSED OF HITTING SOME OF HIS PLAYERS.
THE CANDIDATES WRAP UP CAMPAIGNING FOR TOMORROW'S SPECIAL ELECTION FOR A SEAT IN THE HOUSE OF DELEGATES...ALL PART OF A POLITICAL DOMINO EFFECT. ))
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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 13th- our Top Story
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VO-NAT


Salem's General Electric drive systems plant is on a mandatory vacation....but insiders say layoffs are right around the corner.
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P-G-E


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596=46
SS=n7pt


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


The G-E plant could issue nearly 200 pink slips.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Salem facility is shut down now because of a low workload.
Now an employee who says he's familiar with the situation at the drive systems plant- believes soon after workers get back on the job, there will be about 188 layoffs.
General Electric admits "the production workload situation is more serious than in years past" but emphasizes it "doesn't have an announcement to make at this time", and it continues to meet with union leaders.
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P-Chris-Gammon


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-98
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./File Tape;


A Carroll County teenager says his father put him through hell--that's why he shot and killed him and paralyzed his step mother.
Today he asked the judge for leniency.
18 year- old Chris Gammon was 16 at the time of the offense. During tearful testimony today, he said his father beat him and sexually abused him for most of his life.
He says he and his older half- brother Willie Gammon decided to pack their bags and leave their dad's home, but their efforts to hot- wire a car failed.
Chris says Willie then pulled a gun and said they'd have to kill Gary and Rebecca Gammon when the couple returned home.
Chris says he didn't want to-- but was afraid Willie would shoot him.
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ANCHOR=Connie
GRAPHIC=Christopher Gammon


Their father died at the scene.
Rebecca Gammon is still in a wheelchair from her injuries.
Both brothers pled guilty.
Their sentencing hearing continues tomorrow.

P-Gaines


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=gaines


A pee wee football coach in Salem has been cleared of any wrong doing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Home Video; (QUICK!!!)


Keith Gaines HAD been accused of whipping three of his players with a belt.
SUPER=03-Salem;


But following his trial today... those charges were dismissed.
The children claimed the assault happened during the teams last practice.
SUPER=04-Last Month;


The coach admitted to taking the belt off... but says under no circumstances did he strike a child.
Gaines would not comment on his acquittal... but his ATTORNEY offered up some possible explanations as to how the charges surfaced.
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SOT 18:28:53
IN Q=They tell

((GREG PHILLIPS/GAINES' ATTORNEY: THEY TELL THEY'RE PARENTS THAT COACH GAINES BRINGS A BELT OUT. ONE PARENT MAY SAY, 'DID HE HIT YOU WITH IT?' THE CHILD SAYS YES. FROM THERE THEY GO TO SCHOOL AND IT SNOWBALLS AND THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Phillips/Gaines' Attorney;
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OUT Q=what happened
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VO-NAT


Even though prosecutor Fred King didn't get a conviction... he says the case needed to be heard.
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SOT 18:33:41
IN Q=If you

((FRED KING/SALEM COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IF YOU DON'T TAKE A CASE INTO THE COURTROOM BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT AN ADULT AGAINST A CHILD, THEN OUR CHILDREN ARE AT THE MERCY OF ADULTS AND YOU CAN'T DO THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Fred King/Salem Commonwealth's Atty.;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=do that
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VO-NAT


Gaines is currently an assistant coach for a youth basketball team in Salem.
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P-Citadel


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-B
GRAPHIC=CITADEL


The message to Citadel cadets is loud and clear - haze a female cadet and you are out of the corps.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC;


That after two female cadets quit the school this weekend.
Jeanie Mentavlos and Kim Messer say they were sexually harrassed, hazed and had their clothes set on fire by male cadets.
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SOT 13:40:42
IN Q=

((MAJ. GEN. ROGER POOLE/CITADEL INTERIM PRESIDENT: WE CAN NOT HAVE ANY MISBEHAVIOUR TOWARD FEMALE CADETS AND I HAVE TOLD MEMBERS OF THE CORP IN THE SIMPLEST TERMS POSSIBLE THAT THE QUICKEST WAY OUT OF THIS COLLEGE FOR ANYONE IS TO IN ANYWAY BEHAVE IN AN INAPPROPRIATE MANNER TOWARD ONE OF THE FEMALE CADETS.))
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Roger C. Poole/Citadel Interim President;
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OUT Q=of the female cadets."
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VO-NAT


Two other women remain in the corps of Cadets.
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p-VMI


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor Goerge Allen says problems like those at the Citadel, won't be tolerated at
SS=vmi

Virginia Military Institute when it goes co-ed next fall.
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SOT 12:45:15
IN Q=I don't

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I DON'T THINK THE PEOPLE OF SOUTH CAROLINA ARE PLEASED WITH WHAT HAPPENED AT THE CITADEL EITHER. THAT SORT OF ABERRANT BEHAVIOR, IF IT IS TRUE, IS NOT THE WAY WE WANT TO DO IT AT VMI. ))
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RUNS=:11
OUT Q=at VMI.
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VO-NAT


The Governor says hazing will absolutely NOT be tolerated at VMI.
He says VMI has taken a more deliberate and thoughtful approach precisely to try to make the co-education experience work better.
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P-schools


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=school info


There are still some slick spots on roads and sidewalks-- so some schools are changing their schedules tomorrow. Here's the latest list of school information. take schoolwatch

tease#1

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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Does the President have time to deal with a sexual harrassment lawsuit?
That's what the Supreme Court is mulling over.
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VO-NAT


And in Martinsville, they're hoping to take something old-- and transform it into something new...while making history in the process.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

P-Paula-Jones


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=clinton


A sexual harrassment suit that has haunted Bill Clinton for the last several years went before the U-S Supreme Court today.
The issue-- can a President be sued for non-official acts while still in office?
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VO-NAT


Paula Jones accuses President Clinton of propositioning her in an Arkansas hotel room back in 1991, when he was still governor.
The President's attorney argued that Paula Jones should have her day in court-- but that day should be four years from now.
Outside the courtroom though, the attorney was tight-lipped.
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SOT 18:03:54
IN Q=The case is

(( ROBERT BENNETT, PRESIDENT CLINTON'S ATTORNEY: THE CASE IS NOW UNDER CNSIDERATION BY THE COURT SO NOW'S THE TIME TO BE CIRCUMSPECT.))
SUPER=01-Robert Bennett/President Clinton's Attorney; :
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=be circumspect.
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VO-NAT


Attorneys for Paula Jones are arguing that noone, including a sitting president, is above the law.
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SOT 18:04:08
IN Q=We're confident

((GILBERT DAVIS/PAULA JONES' ATTORNEY: WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT THE PRESIDENT WILL BE FOUND, LIKE EVERY OTHER PUBLIC OFFICIAL, TO BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR PERSONAL CONDUCT JUST LIKE YOU AND ME.))
SUPER=01-Gilbert Davis/Paula Jones' Attorney; :
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OUT Q=you and me.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=supreme court


The court is expected to come to a decision on Clinton versus Jones before the session ends in June.

P-Budget


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=SESSION 97


Today was last call for public input on what to do with a quarter BILLION state dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


There was NO shortage of requests to the General Assembly joint money committees.
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SOT BUDGET TWO 04:33:09
IN Q=During this time

((CHERI JAMES/VEA PRESIDENT: DURING THIS TIME, VIRGINIA TEACHERS' SALARIES HAVE FALLEN EIGHT PLACES IN SALARY RANKINGS OF THE STATES. FROM A RANKING OF EIGHTEENTH TO 26TH. DURING THIS TIME, TEACHERS' SALARIES HAVE REACHED THE FURTHEST POINT EVER BELOW THE NATIONAL AVERAGE FOR TEACHERS' SALARIES.))
SUPER=01-Cheri James/Va. Education Assoc.;
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OUT Q=teachers' salaries. 3RD REF!!!!
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VO-NAT


Education requests are again the heavies.
For colleges and universities, Governor Allen upped the previous year's budget by 116- thousand dollars.
College presidents want another 200- million.
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SOT 04:13:53
IN Q=We need a lot

((TIL HAZEL: WE NEED A LOT OF MAINTENANCE, A LOT OF PROGRAMS THAT ARE DEFICIENT. THAT HAVE BEEN DEFERRED THESE PAST FOUR, FIVE, SIX YEARS. GO BACK TO 04:11:55 WE ARE NOTHING IF NOT PERSISTENT. WE'RE PERSISTENT BECAUSE WE THINK THE CAUSE IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO THE FUTURE OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-"Til" Hazel/Business Higher Education Council;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=of Virginia.
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VO-NAT


A compromise Friday on state worker lag pay gives state employees one fewer battle to fight this budget year.
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P-Day-Plaster


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=VA SEAL


The shuffle in Virginia's legislature since Virgil Goode was elected to the House of Representatives will be complete tomorrow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stuart;


Democrat Barnie Day and Republican Phil Plaster are running for the seat Delegate Roscoe Reynolds vacated to take Virgil Goode's place in the State Senate.
Both candidates did some last minute handshaking today, hoping to turn out voters in tomorrow's special election.
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SOT 3:03:24
IN Q=I think we've

((BARNIE DAY/D- CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; I THINK WE'VE RUN A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN, WE'RE TAKE THE MESSAGE FROM ONE END OF THE DISTRICT TO THE OTHER, AND I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT THE VOTERS WILL DECIDE WHAT KIND OF JOB WE'VE DONE TOMORROW. 4:49:13 PHIL PLASTER/R- CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE; THE ISSUE RIGHT NOW TODAY IS WHICH SIDE CAN GET THE MOST VOTES OUT, THAT'S ALL IT IS. ))
SUPER=01-Barnie Day/(D) Candidate For Delegate; :00
SUPER=01-Phil Plaster/(R) Candidate For Delegate; :10
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=that's all it is.
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VO-NAT


This will end the round of special elections.
Even though Barnie Day is on the Board Of Supervisors, if he wins and resigns, the board can APPOINT someone to replace him.
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P-New-Museum


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=none


Plans are underway to transform a Martinsville eyesore into the new
Virginia Museum of Natural History. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


The old Martinsville General Hospital has been abandoned since 1989.
City officials have proposed a plan to demolish the building, and construct the new natural history museum in its place.
The city is asking the General Assembly for one- and- a- half- million dollars for cleanup.
Even though the museum has suffered financial setbacks in the past, its director expects the state to pitch in.
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SOT 5:32:29
IN Q=I'm very confident

((STEPHEN PIKE/VA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY: I'M VERY CONFIDENT. THE STATE CERTAINLY SEES THE NEED FOR A NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM. THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT. AND I'VE BEEN VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE LOCAL AND REGIONAL RESPONSE JUST TO THIS IDEA. ))
SUPER=01-Stephen Pike/VA Museum of Natural History;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=just to this idea
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VO-NAT


A park will also be built on the site-- it will include nature and walking trails to complement the museum's exhibits.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Tonight on Primetime sports-- Olympic gold medalist Oksana Baiul wrecks her car while apparently driving under the influence.
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VO-NAT


And the same folks who brought you the Virginia State Fair are sponsoring a five-day regional fair in the Hill City.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

P-James-Festival


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


If you never made it to "Festival by the the James" in Lynchburg, you haven't missed your chance.
Now, there's a bigger and longer event to take it's place.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


State Fair organizers announced today they'll sponsor a five- day REGIONAL fair in the Hill City over Memorial Day weekend.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The "Fair By The James" will take the place of Lynchburg's popular Festival by the James, which has attracted thousands of people to the city's riverfront over the last ten years.
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SOT 3:30:47
IN Q=I like this

((OTIS BROWN/ATLANTIC RURAL EXPOSITION: I LIKE THIS CHALLENGE. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE NEAT. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE EVENTS THAT YOU'LL SEE, BECAUSE OF ITS LOCATION, DOWN ON THE RIVER, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO SEE IT.))
SUPER=01-Otis Brown/Atlantic Rural Exposition; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=able to see it.
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VO-NAT


Brown says the regional fair will provide central Virginia school children with more opportunities to compete in the agricultural contests.
City leaders say the new fair will help highlight Lynchburg's efforts to revitalize its riverfront.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=333-Clear Skies/Light Wind/5-10/Sunny Skies/Wind NW-10/26-28;
SUPER=334-Clear Skies/Wind Calm/4-8/Sunny Skies/And Chilly/30-34;
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P-Seldane


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=side effects


Regulators want to pull the popular antihistamine Seldane from the market because of potentially deadly side effects.
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VO-NAT


The medication has been available to treat sinus and allergy conditions since 1985.
Doctors have discovered that people who take the antibiotic erythromycin with Seldane could suffer heart rhythm problems-- as could patients with liver disease taking a certain anti-fungal agent.
Drug manufacturers have 30 days to respond to today's proposal.
When Seldane was introduced, it was the first drug to relieve the sneezing, watery eyes, and runny nose of allergies without drowsiness.
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P-Braces


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=dental care


A new design in orthodontic braces may reduce the time kids have to wear them-- and ultimately may save parents some money.
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VO-NAT


An orthodontist has invented triangular braces-- that he says will work faster than conventional, square-shaped counterparts.
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SOT 07:37:52
IN Q=The design

((DR. ANTHONY VIAZIS/ORTHODONTIST: THE DESIGN OF THE APPLIANCE ALLOWS FOR LESS FRICTION WITHIN THE BRACES SYSTEM AND THEREFORE THE MOVEMENT OF THE TEETH IS FASTER. ))
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OUT Q=teeth is faster.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Triangular braces end up costing less because they're worn less....meaning fewer office visits and fewer charges.
And they're not just for children--adults can wear them as well, for about a thousand dollars less.

cool-video


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


Our favorite shots tonight come from the Annual Ice Lantern Festival--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Long Qing Xia; :

now underway near the Great Wall of China.
As evidence that it's pretty cold there-- the event features sculptures and laterns made from ice, of course.
It's a prelude to next month's Chinese New Year.
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toss to mike

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-26
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Tonight on PrimeTime sports, UVa's Harold Deane is acquitted, the VMI Keydets have a new head football coach who knows how to run with the Pack, and we'll hear from news Lions boss Bobby Ross, plus take a look at Darrell Waltrip's silver anniversary ride.
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VO-NAT eng#


But first 1994 gold medal figure skating champ, Oksana Baiul is out of the hospital and in a lot of trouble.
Baiul wrecked her car in Connecticut Sunday morning, and police say her blood alcohol level was point 16. The legal limit is point 10.
Plus, she is two years under the legal drinking age.
Now tonight's scoreboard.
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Madison/85///;
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Dominion/61///;
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#19/81//Georgetown/74///;
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SUPER=0096-/Phoenix/75//Dallas/61/3///Charlotte/56//Denver/50/3//;
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SUPER=0103-/Ottawa/3//Boston/3/3//j/Dallas/2//Montreal/1///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-j/N.Y. Islanders/4//N.Y. Rangers/2////Toronto/3//Washington/6/3//;
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OUT Q=....last score."


SP-Deane


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=UVA LOGO


Despite their outstanding performance against Carolina on Saturday night, UVa failed to crack the top 25.
But the team did get some good news today
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00


as star Harold Deane was acquitted by a Circuit Court judge in Charlottesville of resisting arrest.
He was arrested and charged with trespassing and resisting arrest on April 13th of last year.
He was originally convicted of the misdemeanors and given two suspended 30 day sentences.
The judge says a number of quality character witnesses and the inability of the police to corroborate their stories led to the acquittal.
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SP-Cain


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-25
GRAPHIC=vmi football


VMI officially introduced its new head football coach at a morning news conference today at the Marshall Library.
SS=cain


Ted Cain takes over a team that went 3 & 8 last season.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lexington; :00


Bill Stewart's replacement has served as North Carolina States' offensive coordinator for the past 11 years and his wide open passing style should help a VMI offense that only threw 5 touchdown passes this past season.
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SOT
IN Q=We went

((TED CAIN/VMI NEW HEAD FOOTBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Ted Cain/New VMI Head Football Coach; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...can be proud of"
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Sp-Ross


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-26
GRAPHIC=detroit lions


While Cain was taking over in Lexington, the Keydets "Dream Hire" - Bobby Ross, was accepting the head coaching job with the Detroit Lions.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI; :00


Ross quit the Chargers 10 days ago. The former VMi quarterback never had a losing season in San Diego, and he had his choice of either the Lions or Falcons job.
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SOT
IN Q="I was trying...

((BOBBY ROSS/NEW DETROIT LIONS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Ross/New Detroit Lions Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...PLAYERS HERE TOO."
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VO-NAT con't
SUPER=03-Charlotte; :00


The NASCAR media tour wrapped up over the weekend, and without a doubt no one made a bigger entrance than Darrell Waltrip, who kicked off his silver anniversary season with a high tech presentation in downtown Charlotte.
Waltrip, who turns 50 this year, unveiled his new silver chrome car for the season, and insisted that he's not on a farewell tour.
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SOT
IN Q="This is not...

((DARRELL WALTRIP/25 YEARS IN WINSTON CUP:))
SUPER=01-Darrell Waltrip/25 Years in Winston Cup;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...lot of excitement."
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=03-Salem/Flames vs. Maroons; :00


And speaking of excitement, the Roanoke College Maroons were back on the hardwood tonight at the Bast Center, hosting ODAC rival Eastern Mennonite.
Roanoke had the three point bombs working tonight as Hungate and Bishop dish to Kevin Sigafoes for the trey, and Roanoke tops the Royals 92-to-58.
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bye


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

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