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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... THE SCREENING PROCESS FOR EMPLOYEE APPLICANTS IN ONE SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL SOON REQUIRE CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.
IT'S BEING CALLED ONE OF THE LARGEST DRUG ROUND UP OPERATIONS EVER IN ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY.))
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Wednesday February Fifth- our Top Story
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SOT 07:37:40
IN Q=SURE MAYBE

((07:37:40SURE MAYBE THERE ARE THERE ARE SOME PEOLE OUT THERE LISTENING. ))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=OUT THERE LISTENING.
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VO-NAT


If you own a cellular phone your conversation may not be as private as you think.
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P-Cell-Phones


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=n7 pt


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


House Speaker Newt Gingrich learned the hard way.
SS=CELL PHONES


You never know who's listening.
YOUR cell phone calls can be monitored by almost anyone using a store-bought radio scanner.
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VO-NAT


In Washington, lawmakers are considering legislation to toughen existing laws against equipment alterations.
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SOT 16:52:29
IN Q=We are talking

((THOMAS WHEELER/CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY: WE ARE TALKING TODAY ABOUT NOTHING LESS THAN ELECTRONIC STALKING. ))
SUPER=01-Thomas Wheeler/Cellular Telecommunications Industry; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=electronic stalking.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


A demonstration in the House Telecommunications Subcommittee hearing showed just how a scanner can be modified to pick up cell-phone calls.
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p-local-cell


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-06

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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The manager of the Radio Shack at Tanglewood Mall says some customers DO inquire about scanners they can buy to listen to cell-phone calls.
Dan Wendell says the models sold in his store need to be illegally altered to pick up phone calls....so usually the buyers go elsewhere.
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SOT 7:36:22
IN Q=people will go

((DAN WENDELL/RADIO SHACK MANAGER: PEOPLE WILL GO LOOKING FOR USED MODELS OR WHATEVER, SEEING IF THEY CAN FIND SOMETHING THAT PICKS UP THESE THINGS. IT'S NOT ANYTHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO REFER THEM TO, OF COURSE YOU HEAR ABOUT THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO FIND AND OLD MODEL.))
SUPER=01-Dan Wendell/Radio Shack Manager;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=an old model.
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VO-NAT


Wendell also carries Cell-Phones at his store.
He says many customers aren't aware their private phone calls may become conference calls without their knowledge.
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SOT 7:37:43
IN Q=The average

((THE AVERAGE JOE, NO PROBABLY ISN'T AWARE, AT LEAST NOT FRONT OF MIND, THAT THIS IS HAPPENING. ))
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OUT Q=THIS IS HAPPENING
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD cell phones


Some magazines carry ads, leading people to adjust their scanners to listen to phone calls--
The Internet apparently also carries the information.

p-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT


O.J. Simpson may have money problems -- but the judge says jurors can consider Simpson's FUTURE earnings potential.
Tomorrow, the same panel that found him liable last night will hear evidence about whether Simpson should pay PUNITIVE damages.
If the first award is any key-- eight and a half million dollars to the family of Ronald Goldman-- the next figure could be huge.
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SOT 20:17:17
IN Q=It's possible

(( DAN SCHECHTER/LOYOLA LAW PROF. ITS POSSIBLE THAT THIS WAS THE RESULT OF WHAT IS CALLED PASSION AND PREJUDICE, THAT THEY WERE SO INFLAMED BY THEIR ANGER AGAINST OJ SIMPSON THAT THEY INFLATED THE AMOUNT OF THE COMPENSATORY DAMAGES.))
SUPER=01-Dan Schechter/Loyola Law Professor; :
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OUT Q=compensatory damages.
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VO-NAT


Just to pay these compensatory damages, Simpson may be forced to sell his home, at a possible profit of two million dollars-- along with his mother's home, which he also owns.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=simpson


The Brown family did not ask for compensatory damages.
But they will receive a punitive damage award, because the jury decided that O.J. Simpson committed malice and oppression against Nicole Brown.
Meantime, a lawyer for the plaintiffs says O.J. Simpson is listing his net worth at just 500-thousand dollars.

P-OJ-React


ANCHOR=COnnie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=OJ Simpson


The day after....and many people are questioning the verdict.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Last Night;


They're asking-- how could one jury find him not guilty, and another find him responsible for the crimes?
SUPER=03-Lexington;


We asked a Washington and Lee Law professor if the fact that neither jury was racially balanced taints the verdicts.
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SOT 14:03:06
IN Q=and we did see

((JIM PHEMISTER/W & L LAW PROFESSOR; WE DID SEE A PREDOMINANTLY PERSON OF COLOR JURY IN THE CRIMINAL CASE RETURN A VERDICT IN OJ SIMPSON'S FAVOR AND HERE A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE JURY RETURNS A VERDICT AGAINST OJ SIMPSON AND SO ONE HAS TO WONDER IF RACE IS A FACTOR AND I GUESS THE ONLY ANSWER TO THAT IS AS MUCH IN THIS CASE AS ANY OTHER FACTOR. I DON'T THINK IT TAINTS IT, IT'S SIMPLY A FACT OF LIFE IN AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.))
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OUT Q=the rest of the world
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=legal scales


He notes it's against the law to exclude a juror--simply based on race.

P-Rainbow-Suspect


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abo
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


West Virginia Police say the man in prison for the 19-80 Rainbow Family Murders IS the right man.
Jacob Beard was convicted and sentenced to two life terms in 19-93.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


Last fall white supremacist Joseph Franklin said HE shot and killed the two women while on a cross-country murder spree.
After investigating Franklin's claims state police say they are certain Franklin didn't do it- and that his descriptions of the killings do not match the evidence.
Nancy Santomero and Vicki Durian were murdered in Pocahontas County while hitchhiking to a gathering of the Rainbow Family.
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P-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=drug bust


The Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force showed off the results of a nine month undercover investigation today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Earlier this week, the task force arrested 27 people on drug charges.
They also confiscated cocaine, marijuana and several prescription drugs allegedly stolen from a Lexington nursing home by a worker.
Police Chief Bruce Beard has been with the department for 27 years.
This is the biggest single drug roundup he's seen.
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SOT 12:20:22
IN Q=

((CHIEF BRUCE BEARD/LEXINGTON POLICE DEPT.; IN A SMALL COMMUNITY LIKE THIS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT DRUG FREE BUT UNFORTUNATELY THAT'S NOT THE CASE, WE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS THAT OTHER JURISDICTIONS HAVE. ))
SUPER=01-Chief Bruce Beard/Lexington Police Dept.
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=other jurisdictions have
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The Rockbridge task force has made a total of 299 arrests since it formed in 1994.

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One school system is preparing to take a closer look at who it hires.
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VO-NAT


And filmmaker Ken Burns has been credited for bringing millions of tourists to Virginia battlefields.
Now he's working on THomas Jefferson...we'll explain when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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P-L'burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


If you have a checkered past, it's going to be tough finding employment in the Lynchburg city school system.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The school board last night agreed to expand its criminal background checks for all prospective employees.
The new system will include a check of the state's sex offender registry, to weed out applicants with that kind of criminal history.
School officials say they haven't had any problems so far, and they intend to keep it that way.
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SOT 11:25:08
IN Q=When you do

((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG DEPUTY SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: WHEN YOU DO SEE INSTANCES OCCUR NATIONALLY AND IN OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND OTHER PLACES, IT MAKES YOU STOP AND PAUSE, AND THINK `COULD THAT HAPPEN HERE'? THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE REASONS WE'VE GONE FORWARD WITH THIS POLICY, TO PUT IN PLACE SOME OF THE MOST EXHAUSTIVE SAFEGUARDS WE CAN.))
SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Lynchburg Deputy School Super.; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=safeguards we can.
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VO-NAT


Campbell believes expanding the background checks will deter people with criminal records from applying.
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P-Hopkins


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Session 97


It was far from unanimous, but the head of George Allen's most embattled agency got final approval from the General Assembly today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Tom Hopkins' seven month tenure at the Department of Environmental Quality was re-affirmed with 65 votes.
34 lawmakers did NOT vote or pleaded a conflict.
One voted against him.
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SOT 13:06:52
IN Q=

((THE DEPARTMENT GETS NO RESPECT...RODNEY DANGERFIELD OF STATE AGENCIES.))
SUPER=01-Del. George Grayson/(D) Williamsburg;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=state agencies.
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VO-NAT


Democrats have criticized what they see as political plotting and lax enforcement of pollution laws.
But the majority refused to make history by rejecting a Governor's appointment.
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SOT 13:28:09
IN Q=

((SO I WILL.. VOTE FOR HIM.))
SOT 13:36:15

((DEL. ANDY GUEST/R-FRONT ROYAL: IT IS VERY ...AGENCY TOGETHER.))
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SUPER=01-Del. Andy Guest/(R) Front Royal; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=agency together.
Talent=Connie
SS=Session 97


Hopkins already has Senate approval... plus a Republican mandate to come back with an action plan for fixing DEQ's problems.

P-Burns


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=va seal


Also in RIchmond today-- the man who captured the spirit of Thomas Jefferson on film brought a preview to the State Capitol.
Ken Burns, one of the nation's best known documentary film makers-- could be the key to boosting Virginia tourism.
Ellen Qualls fills us in.
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IN Q=nat sot
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SUPER=01-Ken Burns/Documentary Film Maker; :14
SUPER=@Ellen1; :36
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Virginia's staunchest bastion of tradition seldom gives as warm a welcome to those Hollywood types.
But the maker of "Thomas Jefferson," a two-part documentary of the Commonwealth's favorite son is different.
sot 03:18:14

((KEN BURNS: HE DISTILLED A CENTURY OF ENLIGHTENMENT THINKING INTO ONE REMARKABLE SENTENCE WHICH BEGINS "WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL." AND YET HE OWNED MORE THAN 200 HUMAN BEINGS, AND NEVER SAW FIT IN HIS LIFE TO FREE THEM.))
runs=:18


350-thousand Virginia tax dollars helped underwrite the project.

sot STANDUP

((ANOTHER QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS WENT INTO ORGANIZING AND PROMOTING A JEFFERSON DRIVING TOUR THAT INCLUDES NINE STOPS. AMONG THEM, THE STATE CAPITOL HE DESIGNED.))
runs=:13


Also, the geological wonder of Natural Bridge -- which Jefferson purchased from King George the third.
And his country retreat, the Lynchburg area's Poplar Forest.
sot 04:27:18

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: TOURISM HELPS US OUT TO A COUPLE OF BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. AND NOW THAT WE HAVE POPLAR FOREST, IT'S CERTAINLY A JEWEL IN OUR CAP AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT.))
runs=:09



sot 03:18:46

((KEN BURNS: HE REMAINED A PUZZLE EVEN TO THOSE WHO THOUGHT THEY KNEW HIM BEST. EMBODIED CONTRADICTIONS COMMON TO THE COUNTRY WHOSE INDEPENDENCE IT FELL TO HIM TO PROCLAIM, IN WORDS WHOSE PRECISE MEANING AMERICANS HAVE DEBATED EVER SINCE.))
runs=:16


Tune in to PBS February 18th.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

P-Goode


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=goode


In Washington, Virginia's newest Congressman has won a second committee assignment.
Franklin County Democrat Virgil Goode will sit on the House Committee on Small Business.
It oversees the Small Business Administration.
Goode already had a seat on the Agriculture Committee.
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In tonight's Health CHeck Report on NEWS-7 Primetime-- Are your kids strong and healthy?
Experts worry too many children are inactive and overweight.
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VO-NAT


And later-- on Primetime Sports-- Mike has highlights from Tech's buzzer-beater against George Washington...
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P-Tanglewood


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc/jda
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=None


Tanglewood Mall is making some major changes on the shopping scene.
Barnes and Noble will open a superstore selling books and music
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


in the space between J-C Penney and Kroger, now occupied by Tanglewood Cinema.
The theater will be torn down, and replaced with a ten- screen multi- plex in the parking area behind the current location.
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SOT
IN Q=The addition of a major national retailer

((MICKEY CLARK/KANE REALTY: THE ADDITION OF A MAJOR NATIONAL RETAILER THAT'S EXPERIENCING TREMENDOUS GROWTH LIKE A BARNES AND NOBLE IS REALLY A TESTIMONY OR A WITNESS TO THE OTHER NATIONAL RETAILERS THAT WE MAY BE PURSUING THAT TANGLEWOOD MALL IS THE LOCATION TO BE IN AND THAT ROANOKE IS A GOOD MARKET FOR THEM. SO THERE WILL BE FALLOUT FROM BARNES AND NOBLE AND WE EXPECT TO RIDE THE WAVE.))
SUPER=01-Mickey Clark/Kane Realty;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=ride the wave.
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VO-NAT


Both Barnes and Noble and the new Carmike Cinemas are slated to open before the Christmas shopping season.
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ANCHOR=Connie


THere's more News-7 Primetime straight ahead-- including our video of the day for the most daring-- stay with us right here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Miscarriage


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


Having a miscarriage is a stressful life event.
And now a new study points out just how stressful it can be.
According to the Journal of the American Medical Association women who miscarry--
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VO-NAT

are at risk for suffering from major depression especially if they don't have children.
The authors of the study say women should be closely monitored in the weeks after a miscarriage and those who do become depressed should be referred to a mental health specialist.
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P-Heart-Score


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=children's health


The American Heart Association estimates that perhaps a quarter of American children are overweight.
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VO-NAT


There are ways to do something about it.
Dr. Laura Nathanson, author of the book "Kids Shapes" says today too many kids eat more than they need for growth and activity.
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SOT 10:28:25
IN Q=Exercise has to

((EXERCISE HAS TO FILL THAT GAP . YOU CAN'T ASK CHILDREN NOT TO EAT AND IT'S VERY DIFFICULT TO PUT CHILDREN ON A DIET. YOU HAVE TO SUBSTITUTE EXERCISE. NAT SOUND: TRICEPS, ETC.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Laura Nathanson/Pediatrician; :07 QUICK!
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=triceps. NAT SOUND!
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART******
That's where Recreation Center and after school- gym programs-- are coming in handy to get kids moving.
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SOT 10:38:59
IN Q=My goal is to motivate

((VELONDA THOMPSON/FOUNDER, "FIT KIDS": MY GOAL IS TO MOTIVATE THE KIDS TO CHOSE TO BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE, TO CHOSE TO EAT HEALTHY AND SNACK HEALTHY. NAT SOUND: MOVE IT MOVE IT MOVE IT, HEY! ))
SUPER=01-Velonda Thompson/"Fit Kids" Founder; :
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=HA-AY!
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VO-NAT


In addition to steady movement, this program includes nutrition education-- and exercises designed to build self-esteem.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


If you think bungee jumping is passe-- and hang gliding is kids's stuff, a small holiday resort in South Africa may have the ideal holiday schedule for you.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-South Africa; :


For a fee, you can come face to face with one of the planet's most feared predators-- the Great White Shark....you can even swim with them.
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SOT 12:38:52
IN Q=NAT SOUND
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=yes!
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
It's cage diving-- in a baited, reinforced steel cage.
Divers say it certainly changes their view of the shark-- but some local activists are angry that caged divers are encouraging the sharks to come too close to the shore.
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SOT 12:39:32
IN Q=If I had

((IF I HAD ANY FEELING THAT I, WHAT I WAS DOING WAS CAPABLE OF CREATING A DANGEROUS SCENARIO - THE SHARK WOULD LEAVE ME AND GO AND ATTACK PEOPLE, THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD DO IT. THERE'S NO WAY I WOULD DO IT ))
SUPER=75-Roy Portnay/Diving Tour Operator; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=do it (double out !!)
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VO-NAT


So a very brief-- but exhilerating moment-- if that's your way to spend your vacation.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime Sports here on WEFC, college highlights from tonight JMU-VCU tilt in Richmond, plus, we'll head down to Danville and check on this evening's Ferrum-Averett game.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


No game tonight for Bullets coach Jim Lynam.
He was fired today after leading the Bullets to just 22 wins in their first 46 games.
Former Wake Forest coach Bob Staak takes over on an interim basis.
Now your scores.
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SP-JMU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=CAA


We begin tonight in Richmond at the Coliseum where the VCU Rams won their fifth straight game by pulling away from JMU to post a 72-to-60 win.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Richmond/Dukes vs. Rams - HTS; :00


Lefty Driesell was looking very relaxed during this game with his counterpart Sonny Smith.
And why not Chatney Howard makes the steal and converts the breakaway into a one handed slam dunk to put JMu in front midway through the first half.
VCU would make it a 28-to-28 game at the halftime break thanks to point guard Marcus Reed,who makes the circus scoop and draws the foul.
Reed, a Staunton native who led Robert E. Lee to the Group Two-A championship in 1991, keyed the Rams
SUPER=33-James Madison/60/V.C.U./72;

win with a career high 18 points.
VCU beats James Madison 72-to-60 to keep the Colonial Conference in a free for all.
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SP-Averett


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-1
GRAPHIC=ferrum


The Ferrum College Panthers were on the road tonight in Danville taking on a fired up bunch from Averett College.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Danville/Ferrum vs. Averett; :00


And the home boys came out with fire in their eyes! Watch number 10 Ed Gwynn go behind his back and to the rack for the score as the Cougars set the tone for the night immediately.
Rodney Ponzo would get into the mix for Ferrum, dropping in this bucket in the paint.
But Averett's Jay Tate was on fire! First with the three from the left corner. Then from the left wing with another three.
Ferrum's Michael Hunter trIed to cool him off with a long jumper of his own.
SUPER=33-Ferrum/85/Averett/94;


But the Panthers got careless on the defensive end. DeMarcus Morrison scores with ease as Averett BEATS Ferrum 94-to-85.
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Sp-RADFORD


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL


In high school basketball tonight, the powerful George Wythe Maroons stepped out of the Hogoheegee district tonight to take Three Rivers member Radford.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Radford/G. Wythe vs. Radford; :00


The Maroons Bryant Jones was ready for the challenge of playing the Bobcats tonight.
And George Wythe would take the early lead as Justin Bourne hooks up with Brian Barnes inside, and he nails the short jumper.
Midway thorough the second quarter Radford would close the gap as Joe Housel passes to Tony Hash for the jumper.
SUPER=33-George Wythe/56/Radford/50;


George Wythe led by four at halftime and kept it rolling on Lance Goff's assist to Damien Taylor.
The final tonight, George Wythe 56, Radford 50.
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SP-Ace


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb97-4
GRAPHIC=Tech hoops


Last night at this time the Virginia Tech Hokies were struggling in the first half at Cassell coliseum against Atlantic Ten rival George Washington.
But the struggle eventually turned into one of the most dramatic wins in the Hokie Hoop history.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Night - ESPN2; :00


With the game tied at 43 and 2 point 8 seconds to go, the Hokies got the ball to Ace - who beat George Washington and the clock with this jumper.
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SOT
IN Q=NAT SOUND

((ACE CUSTIS/VIRGINIA TECH SENIOR:))
SUPER=01-Ace Custis/Virginia Tech Senior; :04
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...game was over.
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VO-NAT con't


The final score was Tech 45 and GW 43, the Hokies are now 12-and-9 on the season.
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preview-boards


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


That's it for us on News-7 Primetime-- Jean Jadhon will be along with more Thanks for watching-- see you tomorrow, goodnight. news over on WDBJ-7 IN 30-minutes.