22:00-01

video-open

SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
A SALEM PILOT IS REMEMBERED 53 YEARS AFTER HE GAVE HIS LIFE FOR HIS COUNTRY.
DOES A VIDEO TAPE OF A CANDIDATE FOR STATEWIDE OFFICE INCRIMINATE HIM? ONE OF HIS CLIENTS THINKS SO. ))
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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 Wednesday January 15th- our Top Story
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VO-NAT


Neighbors react to the news that it was an eight year old who allegedly killed a Franklin County Probation officer--who is also his stepfather.
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P-Rosser


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr/tha
TAPE#96-98
SS=n7pt


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


Prosecutors and police won't comment, but a close source-- says the eight year old boy is the chief suspect in the death of Bernard Rosser.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


The boy was arrested yesterday... about a month after Rosser's body was discovered inside his Gretna home.
SUPER=04-Franklin News Post;


The Franklin County probation officer died from a severe blow to the head.
Neighbors expressed shock over the news-- but are relieved someone's been arrested.
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IN Q=Living this

((JACK DALTON/VICTIM'S NEIGHBOR:LIVING THIS CLOSE AND EVERYTHING, NATURALLY, WE WOULD BE UNEASY TO A CERTAIN EXTENT, NOT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT WHERE THE PERSON WOULD BE THAT DID THIS. ))
SUPER=01-Jack Dalton/Victim's Neighbor; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=did this.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Murder Investigation


The Rossers had lived there for about two years.
Neighbors tell NEWS 7 that the eight- year old IS big for his age.
They also say the child appeared to enjoy the outdoors-- and was seen playing the drums in the Rosser's yard days after the murder.

P-Gammon


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-43
GRAPHIC=legal scales


In Carroll County, two brothers who killed their father and wounded their step-mother were sentenced to 48 years behind bars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


Willie and Chris Gammon could've gotten up to three life terms each.
In pleading for leniency, their lawyers called them psychological hostages of a violent, abusive father, Gary.
They said the brothers feared for their own lives if their father saw they had damaged the car in a failed effort to hot-wire it to run away.
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SOT 18:13:20
IN Q=

((JONATHAN VENZIE/WILLIE GAMMON'S LAWYER: YEAH, THEY WERE HOSTAGES, AND THEY TRIED TO STAND UP TO HIM AND IT JUST EXPLODED IN THEIR FACE. ))
SUPER=01-Jonathan Venzie/Willie Gammon's Lawyer;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=in their face.
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VO-NAT


Gary Gammon died when his sons shot him in his home in October of 1994.
His wife, Rebecca Gammon may never walk as a result of her injuries.
She claims Gary was not the violent man his sons made him out to be, and had little to say about their sentence.
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SOT 18:02:57
IN Q=

((REBECCA GAMMON: WELL THERE'S NO AMOUNT OF TIME GONNA BRING BACK GARY'S LIFE OR CHANGE MINE IN ANY WAY, SO I DON'T KNOW, IT JUST HASN'T HIT YET. ))
SUPER=07-Rebecca Gammon;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=hasn't hit yet.
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VO-NAT


Chris and Willie Gammon both pled no contest to the charges.
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P-L'burg-Crash


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


A Lynchburg teenager faces a multitude of charges after he allegedly stole a car and lead police on a chase.
Police were following up a report of a possible abduction when an officer spotted the vehicle on Monsview Place.
The 15-year old drove the car over a curb and then backed into the police cruiser.
A short chase ended when the teen crashed the stolen vehicle into a parked car.
He was treated for minor head injuries.
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P-Gil-Davis


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-46
GRAPHIC=va seal


A videotape from 1994 could effect the Attorney General nomination in June.
In the tape candidate Gil Davis is drinking and partying with a client at a Roanoke hotel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.


Davis, who is representing Paula Jones in her sexual harrassment suit against President Clinton, also represents Pittsylvania County resident Ramona Hines in a lawsuit.
In 1994, Hines video taped a meeting she and her husband had with Davis in a Roanoke Hotel, where the three drank, and discussed a Playboy Magazine appearance.
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SOT
IN Q=this, what you have just seen

((RAMONA HINES: THIS, WHAT YOU HAVE JUST SEEN IS NORMAL, THAT'S CHARACTER FROM MR. DAVIS, AND WHEN I WOULD HEAR HIM ON CNN AND I WOULD HEAR HIM SPEAK, HE TO ME WAS SPEAKING OUT OF CHARACTER;))
SUPER=07-Ramona Hines
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=Speaking out of character
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Gil Davis


A spokesperson for Davis says he can't comment on Hine's remarks, because he still represents her and is bound by attorney-client confidentiality.

P-Earley


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=hold


Davis is one of four candidates vying for the Republican Attorney General nomination.
All acknowledge that Ramona Hines' tape could cause Davis problems in the June 10th primary.
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SOT 01:26:42
IN Q=And quite

((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CHESAPEAKE: AND QUITE FRANKLY, THE IRONY OF IT ALL IS IF IT'S TRUE IT MAY VERY WELL HELP BILL CLINTON MORE THAN ANYBODY ELSE. SO THERE ARE SOME NATIONAL IMPLICATIONS TO THE ALLEGATIONS.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Mark Earley/(R) Chesapeake;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the allegations.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Mark Earley is one of two GOP state senators running against Davis.
Senator Ken Stolle (STAH-lee) says Hines' tape is "extremely damaging," NOT just to his campaign but to his personal life.
Former George Allen cabinet secretary Jerry Kilgore says he's anxious to hear what Davis has to say about the tape.
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tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Coming up-- Roanoke City is looking for a few good police officers--
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VO-NAT


And he never returned from the War- now the remains of a Salem fighter pilot are handed over to the U-S-- We'll hear from a high school friend when we come back.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

P-JonBenet


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-D
GRAPHIC=MURDER INV.


In Colorado-- it's diverted attention away from the murder of six-year-old JonBenet Ramsey and onto media abuses.
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VO-NAT


A photo lab technician has been charged in the leaks of sensitive pictures in the case.
Police say Lawrence Smith copied crime scene photos, and within hours had them in the hands of the supermarket tabloid "The Globe" for publication.
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SOT 20:04:10
IN Q=In my 24 years

(( GEORGE EPP/BOULDER CO. SHERIFF: IN MY 24 YEARS WITH THE BOULDER COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, I'VE NEVER SEEN A CASE WHERE THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE OF A CRIME HAS BEEN CO-OPTED AS IT WAS IN THIS CASE. ))
SUPER=01-George Epp/Boulder Co. Sheriff; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=in this case.
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VO-NAT


Allegedly, it was all done with the help of this man-- Bret Sawyer, a former Boulder County Sheriff's Deputy.
Both suspects have been arrested.
The tabloid reportedly paid 55-hundred dollars for the shots.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Meantime, police continue investigating the murder of JonBenet Ramsey.
The child beauty queen was found dead in the basement of her home, the day after Christmas.

P-Pierpont


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=None


The remains of ten American servicemen were handed over to U-S officials today in China... including those of a pilot from Salem.
Keith Humphry has the story,
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-J.C. Penn/Pierpont's High School Friend; :12
SUPER=@keith2; 1:03
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=humphry news-7.

(( Second Lieutenant George Hobart Pierpont was on his second bombing mission.
It was August 31st 1944.
The B-24 crashed into the tallest peak in south China.
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SOT 5:35:45
IN Q=I don't know

((J.C. PENN/PIERPONT'S HIGH SCHOOL FRIEND: I DON'T KNOW. I RECKON HOBART'S SECOND MISSION LIKE THAT, AND UH FLYING AT NIGHT....))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=at night....


J-C Penn and Hobart Pierpont were high school buddies at Andrew Lewis in the 30's.
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SOT 5:29:50
IN Q=I don't think

((I DON'T THINK HOBART HAD VERY MANY MANY ENEMIES THAT I KNOW OF, EXCEPT THE JAPANESE. NO, HE GOT ALONG GOOD WITH EVERYBODY. ))
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OUT Q=with everybody.


A survivor of 35 World War two bombing missions himself, Penn has taken an interest in what happened to Pierpont since the discovery of the wreckage just last Fall.
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SOT
IN Q=I remember Hobart

((I REMEMBER HOBART TALKING ABOUT GOING IN THE AIR FORCE, AND UH, WHICH HE DID. THAT WAS THE GLAMOUR THING TO GET INTO BACK IN THE 40'S... AND UH.... IT WASN'T GLAMOUR ANYWAY. YOU JUST FELT LIKE IT WAS A DUTY TO DO SOMETHING. WE THOUGHT HE'D GONE DOWN IN THE TAIWAN STRAITS OR THE SOUTH CHINA SEA.))
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=straits or something.


Peirpont and his crew had been on a bombing run over Taiwain Harbor... and were heading back to a base in south China in bad weather when the crash
occurred 53-years ago. KEITH HUMPHRY NEWS=7.))



P-Roanoke-Police


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=roanoke seal


Recruiting new members of the Roanoke police force is a continuing struggle, but city officials make no apology for tough standards that eliminate many applicants.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


There will be eight vacancies on the force after the current class of recruits graduates from the police academy next month.
Officials say that is not unusual or especially troublesome... and they say tough background checks are important.
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SOT
IN Q=We're very particular

((LT. JIM DAY/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.: WE'RE VERY PARTICULAR. WE DO WANT GOOD APPLICANTS. WE WANT QUALIFIED PEOPLE AND I THINK THAT IS VERY BENEFICIAL FOR THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE THAT WE GET THE BEST THAT THERE ARE.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Day/Roanoke Police Dept.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=that there are.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


While some special assignments may have been affected, police officials insist public safety has not been jeopardized by the number of vacancies in the department.
tease#2

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


If you think you're job is to blame for high blood pressure-- you may be surprised with tonight's Health Check report-
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VO-NAT


ANd a little later on Primetime Sports- the Hokies ruled in the Cassell earlier tonight against Georgia Southern. Stick around.
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WEFC!!!
go to break

P-Ewert


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#596-44
GRAPHIC=none


Following a year- long stay in Texas, Bern Ewert is heading back to Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The former Roanoke city manager and Explore Park Director has been named the executive of Prince William County in northern Virginia.
After leaving Explore in 1991, Ewert worked as a consultant.
He spent several months in Czechoslovakia advising local officials in the city of Pilsen.
Since then, he has served as the interim city manager in Galveston, Texas. He will start his new position March First.
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P-Universe


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Tonight-- the ultimate "bad news" story.
The universe will become abysmally black and lifeless.
That's according to research by two astrophysicists--
They say the universe that mankind knows now-- is relatively young and only temporary.
And at some point-- all the stars, planets and even black holes will evaporate into radiation.
But-- they don't expect that era to begin until the year ten to the 200th power.

P-Job-Stress


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=stressed out


Does stress in your job cause high blood pressure?
Australian researchers find-- not really.
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IN Q=The study
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=unhealthy eating.

((
The study in the journal "Hypertension" looked at 654 men and women who worked for the Australian Tax Office-- a high stress job--enough to increase blood pressure in some people.
Researchers found it's not the job per se, but how the workers cope with their stress that has the impact on blood pressure.
Diet, drinking habits and a sedentary lifestyle were responsible for higher blood pressure.
In particular, men more than women reported higher alcohol consumption and unhealthy eating.))
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


So-- if you have high blood pressure, and you think it's your job that's causing it, you can try to find ways to try to modify your work.
But the study suggests you'd be better off concentrating on ways to DEAL with the stress.

cool-video


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


Our top shots tonight come from Chicago-- site of the International Housewares Show.
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SOT
IN Q=We have a
SUPER=75-Chicago; :10
RUNS=:56
OUT Q=by professionals.

((
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SOT 10:39:50
IN Q=We have a NAT SOUND

((WE HAVE A TWO CUP CHOPPPER.. ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=NAT SOUND


It's a four day event-- good thing, as shoppers have a lot of ground to cover.
Almost a million square feet and seven miles of aisles.
You can find everything and anything-- take this industrial-strength oven glove--
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SOT 10:40:07
IN Q=I don't

((I DON'T FEEL A THING ))
RUNS=:01
OUT Q=feel a thing.

////////////// butt butt butt
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SOT 10:40:14
IN Q=Put on the hairline NAT SOUND

((PUT ON THE HAIRLINE IN A COMBING MOTION. ))
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OUT Q=combing motion NAT SOUND


And then there's the "Hairline"--
It's a template for homegrown sytlists.
In the new and improved category-- a microwave that cooks evenly by moving food up and down as well as rotating it.
And cat lovers-- how about a self-cleaning litter box?
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SOT 10:40:34
IN Q=bring up NAT SOUND
RUNS=:01
OUT Q=NAT SOUND


Exhibitors come from more than a hundred countries.
This is the latest in Germany engineering-- a vaccuum and steam cleaner combo.
This is for people who don't mess around when it comes to cleaning house-- it comes equipped with an iron.
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SOT 10:39:30
IN Q=It's a serious

((IT'S A SERIOUS IRON, IT'S A TYPE OF IRON THAT'S BEING USED BY PROFESSIONALS. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=by professionals.

)) toss to sports

SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Highlights from Tech and Roanoke College plus, Jeff Gordon and an update on Chip Sullivan.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


But first, 49ers head football coach George Seifert resigned today after eight years on the job.
He'll be 57 in a couple of weeks, but he says he's not retiring, just leaving San Francisco.
In fact, he wants to coach again.
Former Packers assistant Steve Mariucci is expected to replace him.
Now your college hoop numbers.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Wake Forest #2/58//Virginia/54///j/Clemson #3/67//Maryland
#11/63///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Louisville #10/92//Houston/78////Duke #13///UNC-Greensboro////;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Ga. Southern/41/j/Virginia

Tech/76////Averett/63/j/Ferrum/75//M.Hunter 22 Pts & 10 Rebs./;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/East Carolina/65//V.C.U./61////Richmond/86/j/George Mason/98///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Old Dominion/77/j/American/80//Final In OT//N.C. State/33//North

Carolina/37/2/On WDBJ/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Florida State/58/j/Ga. Tech/71///j/Syracuse/83//Seton Hall/66///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Bridgewater/70/j/Roanoke/83///j/Lynchburg/83//Wash. & Lee/77///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Maryville/96//Emory & Henry/70//J. Light Tops 1000 pts./j/Indiana
#17/66//Northwestern/63///;
RUNS=:40
OUT Q=....last score."
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go to break

Sp-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB97-1
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


The Virginia Tech Hokies tuned up for Saturday's big game with Rhode Island by hammering Georgia Southern tonight 76-to-41 at the Cassell.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Eagles vs. Hokies; :00


Coach Bill Foster was anxiously anticipating the start of tonight's game as was his starting five, who wasted little time in breaking it open against Georgia Southern.
The Hokies looked hot early, as Troy Manns goes inside to Shawn Browne, who dishes to Keefe Matthews who stays with it for the deuce.
Minutes later, Manns would get an assist to Jim Jackson - who drains the three pointer to give Tech the early 9-to-nothing lead.
Tech would get on the board again as Ace Custis drives and dishes to Matthews who misses the hook, but Ace comes through with the board and the bucket.
SUPER=33-Ga. Southern/41/Virginia Tech/76;


Custis would have a big night for Tech as he scores 18 and the Hokies hammer Georgia Southern 76 to 41.
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SP-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=ODAC


Bridgewater and Roanoke, the two premiere teams in the ODAC, met tonight over in Salem.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-Eagles vs. Maroons; :00


The maroons, looking to remain undefeated in conference play,
took on eagles, themselves with only had 1 ODAC loss.
The first half was a sharp shooting contest, former Franklin County star Derek Bryant hit 5 treys on his way to a 15 point first half. Roanoke led 44-34 at the break.
The eagles finally took the lead, SUPER=33-Roanoke/83/Bridgewater/70;

57-56, on Eddie bentley's three pointer from the right side with ten minutes remaining in the contest.
But Roanoke pulled away. Tim Braun to Nathan Hungate for the hoop, Hungate had 11 assist,
and the Maroons go on to improve to 5 and OH in the ODAC, 10 and 1 overall, with a 83-70 victory.
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SP-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO


You no doubt noticed on the scoreboard that Clemson beat Maryland tonight, and that UVa nearly upset second ranked Wake Forest before losing 58-to-54.
Roy Stanley is in Winston-Salem and he will have highlights and postgame coming your way back on WDBJ tonight at 11.


Sp-Gordon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=NASCAR MEDIA TOUR


Jeff Gordon did everything in 1997 but win the Winston Cup championship.
And that might not be all bad.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; ;00


During the NASCAR Media Tour's recent stop at Hendrick Motorsports, we talked to Gordon about the relief of racing this season without the pressures of being the champion.
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SOT (TC-131320)
IN Q="WHEN YOU WIN...

((JEFF GORDON/19 CAREER WINS:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/19 Career Wins
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...TAKES A CHAMPIONSHIP."
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VO-NAT CON'T


Gordon may have finished second to teammate Terry Labonte in the points race, but he led the circuit in poles won, laps led, money earned, and wins with 10.
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SOT (TC-131427)
IN Q="I would give up...

((JEFF GORDON:))
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=...AND EVERY YEAR."
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Sp-Sullivan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=chip sullivan


Former Hanging Rock teaching pro Chip Sullivan is hanging with the big boys after the first round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in California.
Sullivan shot a two under 70 today at the Bermuda Dunes Country Club.
He had a 30 foot birdie putt on 18, and is currently tied for 7th. Club. He plays the second of his five rounds tomorrow at Indiana Wells Country