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News-head

ANCHOR=Eric
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Coming up next on News 7 at 11...
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Assault charges against a former Virginia Tech football player are dropped.
More from Bill Cosby on the death of his son, and the woman who allegedly tried to blackmail him.
And Olympic Champion Oksana Baiul took center ice, in the courtroom today.
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News 7 at 11 is next.

Newsbreak


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#
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Good Evening.
Charges are dropped against a former Virginia Tech athlete.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Greg Melvin was accused of assault and battery for a campus brawl last August.
But the alleged victim has now made it clear Melvin did NOT hit him.
SUPER=03-New York City;


Bill Cosby now admits he did have an affair with the mother of the woman who tried to blackmail him. But Cosby denies he is the father.
We'll hear part of his exclusive interview with CBS News.
SUPER=03-West Hartford, CT;


Plus, skater Oksana Baiul is in the spotlight. This time its not on the ice, but in court.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Melvin


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Melvin


Assault and battery charges are dropped against a former Virginia Tech football player.
Greg Melvin would've been the first in a group of present and former players to stand trial for a campus brawl.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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IN Q=I feel good
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :03
SUPER=01-Phil Keith/Montgomery Co. Prosecutor; :16
SUPER=@Tracy1; :55
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SOT 3:50:10

((GREG MELVIN: I FEEL GOOD, I CAN GET ON WITH MY LIFE NOW. ))
RUNS=:03


For Greg Melvin, life includes a new baby, and he hopes a return to Tech next semester.
The judge was prepared to try Melvin for assault and battery until Montgomery County prosecutor Phil Keith asked to dismiss the case.
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SOT 3:45:34

((PHIL KEITH/MONTGOMERY CO. PROSECUTOR: MR. SUMNER HAS PROVIDED INFORMATION THAT IN FACT HE IS NOT SURE BEYOND A DOUBT IN HIS MIND THAT MR. MELVIN WAS INVOLVED IN THE ATTACK ON HIM. ))
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Hilliard Sumner, the alleged beating victim told Melvin's lawyer in a taped conversation he thought Melvin might be charged in his companion Jonathan Nelson's attack, but not his.
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SOT 3:53:49

((VOICE OF HILLIARD SUMNER: I MEAN I'M NOT TRYING TO JUST THROW PEOPLE WHEREVER JUST BECAUSE IT'S COOL TO DO. I MEAN, HE DIDN'T DO IT AND I KNOW THE FOUR PEOPLE THAT DID AND THOSE WERE THE FOUR PEOPLE THAT GOT CHARGED. 3:53:06AND THAT WAS BRIAN EDMONDS, SEAN SULLIVAN, MICHAEL HAWKES AND ANGELO HARRISON. ))
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Harrison still awaits trial on a felony attempted malicious wounding charge stemming from the fight.
The others, along with Cornell Brown, Tyron Edmond and Nathaniel Williams are charged with assault and battery.
Prosecutor Keith says he DOES plan to proceed with those cases.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.

Campbell-Shooting


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-99
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Campbell County man is in custody, charged with malicious wounding after he allegedly ambushed another man early this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


It happened around 7:15 at this trailer on Route 673 near Evington.
Police say 38- year- old Edward Lee Miller of Madison Heights was shot in the chest and arm as he left the trailer.
Authorities believe 28- year- old Kevin Lewis Epperson had been hiding under the front porch, waiting for Miller to come out.
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SOT 14:10:12
IN Q=It appears he

((CAPT. MIKE HARRIS/CAMPBELL CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT APPEARS HE WAS THERE PRIOR TO THE VICTIM COMING OUT OF THE HOUSEHOLD. AT THAT TIME, ONCE HE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOOT, HE BEGAN THE ATTACK ON THE VICTIM.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Mike Harris/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=on the victim.
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VO-NAT


Miller is listed in serious condition at Lynchburg General Hospital.
Epperson is being held without bond pending a court appearance tomorrow.
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Leftwich


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke jury will decide whether Steven Leftwich was the aggressor, or the victim when police arrested him for assault a year ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The defense says Leftwich was attacked by police officers who ganged up on him after finding marijuana in his car during a traffic stop.
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SOT tape 1 11:34:48
IN Q=9 or 10 officers

((HAROLD BARNES/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; 9 OR 10 OTHER OFFICERS WERE INVOLVED WITH THE BEATING, THE KICKING, THE CLUBBING, OF MR.LEFTWICH AS HE LAY ON THE GROUND DEFENSELESS. ))
SUPER=01-Harold Barnes/Defense Attorney;
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OUT Q=on the ground defenseless
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VO-NAT


But police officers say Leftwich started the fight, and made the situation worse by twice trying to grab an officer's weapon.
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SOT TAPE 4 2:40:49
IN Q=officer Forbes was on his knees

(( EARL WILSON/ROANOKE POLICE DEPT.; OFFICER FORBES WAS ON HIS KNEES FACING NORTH, AND THERE WAS SOMEONE BEHIND HIM PULLING UP ON HIS WEAPON, AND THIS WAS SUCH FORCE I COULD ACTUALLY SEE HIS RIGHT SIDE COMING UP. ))
SUPER=01-Earl Wilson/Roanoke Police Dept.
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OUT Q=coming up
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VO-NAT


The defense will begin presenting it's case tomorrow.
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C'burg-shoot


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=NONE


Stella Arcaro called 9-1-1 in Christiansburg last April. She was depressed, threatening to commit suicide.
Half a dozen town police responded, one of them opened fire when Arcaro stepped out the back door with a rifle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Attorney Bill Cruey today filed suit against Officer Alicia Smith and the Town of Christiansburg.
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SOT 4:14:03
IN Q=It's our position

((IT'S OUR POSITION IN THIS CASE, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO DEFEND YOUR HOME. YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO POSSES ARMS. AND CERTAINLY A POLICE OFFICER HAS NO RIGHT TO COME UP ON YOUR PREMISES. AND IF THEY DO, THEY CERTAINLY SHOULD IDENTIFY THEMSELVES. SHE, IN THIS SITUATION, HAD EXPRESSLY SAID: "DO NOT SEND POLICE OFFICERS."))
SUPER=01-Bill Cruey/Arcaro's Attorney
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


The complaint filed in federal court today asks five million dollars in damages.

Simpson


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Simpson


O-J Simpson's defense team is asking a jury to give him his life back.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


In his final argument today, Simpson's defense atttorney Mark Baker accused former detective Mark Fuhrman of planting the now infamous "bloody glove", and said Simpson didn't have time to commit the murders and make it home to meet his ride to the airport.
The prosecution countered by saying the defense is accusing EVERYBODY of lying, including Nichole Simpson.
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Cosby


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bill Cosby now admits he had an affair with the mother of Autumn Jackson- the woman who allegedly tried to extort money from him.
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VO-NAT


But Cosby says he is not Jackson's father.
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SOT 14:04:39
IN Q=

((BILL COSBY/ACTOR: THE WOMAN THAT I HAD A RENDEZVOUS WITH TOLD ME I AM THE FATHER. ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE IT'S NOT MY NAME.))
SUPER=01-Bill Cosby/Actor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=it's not my name."
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VO-NAT


Cosby said the woman's mother did not talk to him, did not put his name on the birth certificate and then months later made an announcement to him.
Cosby spoke exclusively to CBS News- also talking about burying his son- Ennis.
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SOT 14:02:44
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((SET THE COFFIN DOWN OVER THE HOLE I SAID WE NOW WANT TO GIVE PRAISE TO GOD FOR ALLOWING US TO KNOW HIM,))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=TO KNOW HIM."
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VO-NAT


Cosby said it's time to tell people it's time to laugh again.
SUPER=03-New York City;


He went back to work on his TV show today- the first day back since his son was killed a week and a half ago.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast, a man is sent to prison for brutally murdering a Roanoke County mechanic,
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VO-NAT


And we'll tell you why area bicyclists are hoping their on the right path to smoother riding.
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Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Roll
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Saul


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Saul


A 20-year old killer was sentenced today in Roanoke County to 42- years in prison for beating a man to death last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Christopher Saul used two different weapons to fatally beat 26-year-old Christopher Wilson.
The victim had given Saul a ride to the garage where he worked.
Saul took the witness stand today to apologize for his actions, claiming Wilson made sexual advances and that prompted him to over-react.
Judge Roy Willett focused on the brutality of the crime, which he said could have supported a capital murder charge.
Saul got 35 years to serve on the first-degree murder conviction, plus 7 years for the robbery.
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Tobacco


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


It's New York State versus tobacco companies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York City;

The state is suing six of the largest tobacco companies- including Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds.
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SOT 15:16:35
IN Q=

((DENNIS VACCO/NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE INDUSTRY DECIEVED NEW YORKERS ABOUT THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF SMOKING AND ILLEGALLY LURED MILLIONS OF TEENS TO TAKE UP THE DEADLY SMOKING HABIT.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Vacco/New York Attorney Gen.;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=DEADLY SMOKING HABIT."
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VO-NAT


While the suit does not specify an amount sought in damages, Vacco says he wants to recoup the billions spent on health care as a result of tobacco related problems.
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Gilmore


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


One of the expected candidates for governor of Virginia has taken a stand on one of the year's most controversial pieces of legislation.
Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore say the parents' rights amendment is harmless.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Actual debate of the amendment was put off for another day in Virginia's Senate.
But Gilmore has weighed in on the side of the Christian Coalition and the Family Foundation.
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SOT 02:37:35
IN Q=The law

((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: THE LAW HAS MADE IT CLEAR THAT ALL OF THESE PROTECTIVE DEVICES FOR CHILDREN REMAIN IN PLACE, ESPECIALLY UNDER LANGUAGE LIKE THIS. AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE STAND UP FOR THE PARENTS OF VIRGINIA AND MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO RAISE THEIR CHILDREN PROPERLY AND REASONABLY.))
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TALENT=Jean
SS=NONE


The amendment would guarantee parents the fundamental right to direct the upbringing and education of their children.
Critics -- who are mostly Democrats -- say it could invite a firestorm of lawsuits against teachers and social workers over issues such as school curriculum and child abuse.
Democratic candidate for governor Don Beyer opposes the bill in its present form.

State-Song


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=State Song


Changing the words is out of the question.
The so- called "sanitized" version of "Carry Me Back To Old Virginia" died on the state Senate floor today.
But the song's graceful retirement is still on the table.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Take out
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :11
SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :19
SUPER=01-Sen. Benjamin Lambert/(D) Richmond; :35
SUPER=@Ellen2; :53
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Springfield; 1:08
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, RIchmond.


(( Take out the word darky and insert dreamer.
That's one of the changes that Augusta County Republican Emmett Hanger thought would make "Carry Me Back" a song Virginians could sing again with pride.
SOT 11:27

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER: ARE THERE ANY WORDS OR PHRASES WITHIN THE VERSION THAT I JUST READ THAT YOU WOULD STILL FIND OBJECTIONABLE?))
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sot 11:47

((SEN. HENRY MARSH: JUST TO CHANGE A FEW PHRASES DOESN'T CHANGE THE MEMORY OF THE SONG, AND THE ERA IN WHICH THE SONG WAS WRITTEN, AND THE MESSAGE THAT THE SONG'S INTENDED TO CONVEY. YOU MIGHT TAKE DARKIES OUT OF THE SONG, BUT IN THE MINDS OF MANY PEOPLE WHO SING THE SONG, THE IDEA WILL STILL BE THERE.))
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SOT 06:31

((SEN. BENJAMIN LAMBERT: JUST LET THE SONG REST LIKE IT IS, AND FORGET IT. ONE DAY, SOMEONE WILL COME UP WITH A SONG THAT WE ALL CAN SING. BUT WE CANNOT FIX "CARRY ME BACK TO OLD VIRGINIA.))
RUNS=:15


Hanger's defense of what he called a pretty tune was destined to fail.
But the plan to gracefully retire it as the state song "emeritus" could fail too.
Steve Newman and Louis Lucas's compromise would follow the retirement with a commission to find a new song.
Political elders remember similar efforts in the 1980's.
SOT 08:01

((SEN. DICK SASLAW: SOME OF 'EM SOUNDED LIKE REJECTS FROM THE GONG SHOW. THE SONGS WERE TERRIBLE. ...GET OUR TOP-NOTCH TALENT INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS.))
RUNS=:23


Get out your banjos Virginia.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


Coming up next, skater Oksana Baiul hopes charges of drunk driving will be dropped,,
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VO-NAT

and we'll see what the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra is up to as it prepares for a record making performance.
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Baiul


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


All eyes were on Olympic skating champion Oksana Baiul - but she wasn't on the ice today-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-West Hartford, CT;


She was in court-
Baiul did not enter a plea to drunk driving charges. She instead applied for entrance to an alcohol eduation program.
A judge is expected to rule on her request next week-
Successful completion of the program generally leads to dismissal of the charges.
SUPER=03-Bloomfield, CT/January 14;


The 19 year old was arrested after crashing her Mercedes at nearly 100 miles an hour.
She suffered a concussion and a cut scalp. Antoher skater riding in the car received minor injuries.
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Bikeways


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


Regional planners are now working on a blueprint for bikeways, and local cyclists hope it will be a ticket to ride, safely.
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VO-NAT


There is little room to spare along many of the Roanoke Valley's major roadways.
Planners believe bicycles can help the area minimize traffic congestion and pollution, if the area can develop a safe and useful network of bikeways.
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SOT
IN Q=And we found

((BARBARA DUERK/ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER: AND WE FOUND THAT THE AVERAGE BICYCLE RIDER IN VIRGINIA IS OVER 50 YEARS OLD, SO THERE'S A LOT OF US BABY BOOMERS OUT THERE THAT ARE FINDING BICYCLING FOR RECREATION AND TRANSPORTATION TO MEET OUR NEEDS.)) ((DON MANKIE/BICYCLIST: OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY DO IT. OTHER PARTS OF EUROPE, ASIA IT'S DONE. WE HAVE TO MAKE A COMMITMENT TO DO IT.))
SUPER=01-Barbara Duerk/Advisory Committee Member; :00
SUPER=01-Don Mankie/Bicyclist; :14
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OUT Q=a commitment to do it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The plan is ultimately headed to local governments for their approval.
The bikeways would be built in phases over the next twenty years as new roads are constructed and existing ones are improved.
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Gas-Meeting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abo
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Natural Gas


This week's winter weather won't necessarily mean higher gas prices in the future.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Roanoke Gas officials told stockholders today that rates are going down for its 46-thousand customers.
The announcement came at a shareholders' meeting today.
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SOT 10:12:57
IN Q=There's gonna

((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE GAS VICE PRESIDENT: THERE'S GONNA BE ABOUT A SIX-PERCENT REDUCTION IN THE NATURAL GAS COMPANY'S BILLING RATE FOR NATURAL GAS RATES EFFECTIVE IN FEBRUARY. AND WE HOPE TO SEE SUBSEQUENT ADDITIONAL REDUCTIONS PROBABLY IN MARCH AS NATURAL GAS PRICES COME DOWN NOW THAT THE WINTER HAS KIND OF MODERATED. ))
SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Gas Vice President;
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OUT Q=kind of moderated.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


Colder-than-normal temperatures in the fall brought rates UP close to 16-percent. Wx-Tape
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Forecasts
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Cold/41-45;
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SUPER=332-Scattered Rain/Showers/33-37/Rain Ending/Sharply Colder/33-37;
SUPER=333-Pockets Of/Freezing Rain/32-35/Rain Ending/Sharply Colder/32-35;
SUPER=334-Light Mixed/Precipitation/33-37/Rain Ends/Sharply Colder/33-37;
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-4
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight we'll check in on a big win by Ferrum, and a tough loss by the UVa women, plus we'll meet the man who wants to bring big league baseball to the Carolinas, and checks in with the Jarrett's.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI; :00


But first, even the folks who make suds in Milwaukee are cashing in on the Packers Super Bowl win.
The Miller brewing company began producing this commemorative Lite beer can right after last night's win.
Coming to a store near you by week's end.
Now the numbers.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/Chowan/71/j/Ferrum/74////Marshall/92/j/V.M.I./97///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Coastal Carolina/63/j/Liberty/77////South

Florida/70/j/V.C.U./75///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/James Madison/65/j/Richmond/75////Villanova
#14/67/j/Georgetown/78///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Phoenix/97/j/Miami/125////Vancouver/31//Golden State/31/2//;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Tampa Bay/3/j/Ottawa/5///j/Chicago/2//N.Y. Rangers/1///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Colorado/5//Toronto/2////Anaheim/4//St. Louis/1/3/Two Late

Games/;
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go to break

S-Ferrum


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-4
GRAPHIC=Ferrum


The Ferrum mens basketball team improved to 10 and 6 on the season last night, beating the Chowan Braves 74-71.
Steve Mason has more from Ferrum.
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IN Q=first score
SUPER=03-Ferrum/Braves vs. Panthers; :00
SUPER=33-Ferrum/74/Chowan/71; :29
SUPER=01-Marcus Toney/Ferrum Guard; :38
SUPER=01-Larry Mangino/Ferrum Head Coach; :46
SUPER=@Steve1; 1:00
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
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S-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vb97-1
GRAPHIC=UVA LOGO
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/HTS; :00


And the Lady Tarheels would come out smoking, as Jessica Gaspar scores the hoop to give Carolina a 10-to-nothing lead out of the blocks.
Another big problem for UVa was Tracy reid, who scored 22 points in the opening half to keep UVa at a double digit deficit.
Tora Suber did her best to keep things from getting completely out of hand as she hits the long three, but it's 45-to-31 Carolina at the half.
Thanks to Reid the lead would balloon to as many as 17 as she makes the steal and scores on the breakaway.
But UVa went on a 19-to-2 run, fueled by Suber's bombs. Tora would finish with a career high 35 points as UVa took the lead.
SUPER=33-North Carolina #6/75/Virginia #8/71;


But Reid was the real deal as she scores the game winner with 2 point 4 second to play. She finishes with 41 points and 16 rebounds as UNC beats UVa 75-to-71.
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S-Club


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-25
GRAPHIC=SPORTS CLUB


The Roanoke Valley sports club welcomed a former pitching ace, and a man hoping to throw a strike in the near future to the club's monthly meeting.
SS=north carolina


Former big league pitcher Jim Bibby, and Mike Solomon, the man leading the charge to bring a Major league team to North Carolina were the featured speakers.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


Solomon hopes to land a team in the Piedmont Triad area between Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point by the turn of the century.
And he his backers believe that parts of Virginia are crucial to landing either an expansion team or an existing franchise looking to relocate.
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SOT
IN Q=

((MIKE SOLOMON/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR N.C. BASEBALL:)) ((JIM BIBBY/LYNCHBURG HILLCATS PITCHING COACH:))
SUPER=01-Mike Solomon/N.C. Baseball Executive Director; :00
SUPER=01-Jim Bibby/Lynchburg Hillcats Pitching Coach; :30
RUNS=:46
OUT Q=...DOWN THERE."
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VO-NAT CON'T


A referendum will held in August to see if voters are interested in funding a new stadium in the triad.
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S-Canseco


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=OAKLAND A'S


The Oakland A's says they have improved their team immensely after tonight big trade that
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-MLB; :00


brings Jose Canseco back to the West Coast to be reunited with "Bash Brother" Mark McGuire.
The A's acquire the slugger from the Redsox for pitcher John Wasdin.
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S-Reds


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=reds


Elsewhere today, the Cincinnati Reds signed free agent infielder Terry Pendleton to a one year minor league contract.
The 36 year old switch hitter hit .238 with 11 homers and 75 RBI's in 153 games with the Florida Marlins and the Atlanta Braves last season.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-26
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/KNOXVILLE


If you have tickets for the Express game tomorrow night you need to play close attention because the game has been moved to Wednesday night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 20, 1994;


a mechanical problem with the Civic Center's refrigeration system, similar to the one experienced back in October of 1994 when a gasket interrupted ice making is causing a few headaches.
Civic Center officials say the ice that was in place over the weekend lacked the key ingredient known as glycol.
The bad ice was removed early Sunday morning, the system has been repaired and new ice is being made at this hour and will be ready by Wednesday.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight the Jarrett's
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VO-NAT eng#


hook up for a little backyard Ford duel in Charlotte.
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S-Jarrett


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=daytona


The next ten days will extremely hectic in the Winston Cup race shops and teams make their final preparations before heading to Daytona.
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pinnacle page --
John Andretti was the fastest driver in Winter testing with a lap at 189 and a half miles an hour.
But of the four other members of the FAST FIVE, only Marlin usually dominates at the beach.
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VO-NAT con;t
SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00


Dale Jarrett, last year's winner was 13th fastest in the preseason, but he did win a race against his Dad.
Earlier this month, Dale raced his Dad Ned at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
And Ned earned some respect as he drove an authentic 1963 Galaxy, and then let dale try his hand at the old stuff.
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SOT
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((DALE JARRETT/QUALITY CARE FORD DRIVER:)) ((NED JARRETT/FORMER NASCAR CHAMPION:))
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Symphony


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


The Roanoke Symphony and Roanoke Valley Choral Society are cutting a record.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Oct. 21, 1996;


During a concert tonight at the Civic Center Auditorium, Conductor David Wiley announced plans for a live recording of Beethoven's Symphony Number 9.
The performance, and recording session, are scheduled for April 28th.
A grant from Symphony Society Board member Eldon Grover will make it possible to record the concert. Cassettes and CDs should be available by summer. (----------------)