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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME..THE LATEST FROM SALEM IN LIGHT OF WHAT MIGHT BE A BLEAK FINANCIAL PICTURE FOR THE YOKOHAMA TIRE PLANT.
A LEGISLATIVE ATTEMPT TO MAKE PAYING FOR COLLEGE A LITTLE EASIER, BY PROPOSING A BILL TO ROLL BACK TUITION COSTS IN THE COMMONWEALTH. ))
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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 Friday February Seventh- our Top Story
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SOT 04:30:22
IN Q=They say

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THEY SAY WE WENT A LITTLE OVERBOARD, WE JUST THOUGHT WE WERE FULFILLING THE LAW.))
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OUT Q=the law.
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VO-NAT


Virginia's third congressional district is struck down by a federal court.
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p-Third-District


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-02
SS=N7PT


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


The federal appeals panel ruled Virginia's only black-majority congressional district is unconstitutional because of racial gerrymandering.

That district runs from the Richmond area to Tidewater...and is represented by Virginia's only black congressman, Democrat Bobby Scott.
While that's nowhere near our region, the decision makes quite an impact.
Ellen Qualls explains.
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IN Q=The Governor's
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman; :00
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Va. GOP Joint Caucus; :19
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((
SOT 05:25:57

((KEN STROUPE: THE GOVERNOR'S OBVIOUSLY GOING TO WORK CLOSELY WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.. NEXT STEP.))
RUNS=:10


The Supreme Court has struck down other southern congressional districts in recent years -- which could encourage Virginia to just re-district now and get it over with.
SOT 04:43:16

((SCOTT LEAKE: SOME OLD POLITICAL WAGS SAY THAT RE-DISTRICTING BRINGS OUT THE WORST IN EVERYBODY. AND IT'S HARD TO RESIST LOOKING AFTER YOUR OWN INTERESTS. THE PROBLEM WITH RE-DISTRICTING IS IT'S LIKE A JIGSAW PUZZLE -- ONCE YOU CHANGE A LINE HERE YOU'VE GOT TO CHANGE A LINE THERE AND THERE'S THIS EFFECT OF, LINES KEEP LEAP-FROGGING ACROSS THE STATE. SO POTENTIALLY EVERYBODY COULD BE INVOLVED.))
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sot 04:29:36

((DON BEYER: I THINK THE FAR-REACHING EFFECTS ARE THAT IT WILL AFFECT THE WAY WE DRAW THE HOUSE AND SENATE SEATS IN THE YEAR 2001. THEY MIGHT NOT BE QUITE AS LONG OR HAVE QUITE THE LITTLE-CURLICUES THAT THEY HAVE RIGHT NOW.))
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P-Yokohama


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#NET-E FROM 596-43
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VO-NAT


Salem officials are being tight lipped about the recent developments at the Yokohama Tire plant.
Yesterday, News- 7 showed excerpts from a speech given by the company's new president.
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


He said unless Yokohama's financial situation turns around in two years, all 900-plus- workers at the plant would be out of a job.
Salem City Manager Randy Smith was reluctant to say anything at this point.
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SOT 11:21:45
IN Q=Until I've

((RANDY SMITH/SALEM CITY MANAGER: UNTIL I'VE HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH COMPANY OFFICIALS AT YOKOHAMA, I WOULD REALLY HESITATE AT ALL TO COMMENT ON THEIR SITUATION. ))
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Salem City Manager;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=their situation
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VO-NAT


Jobs are not the only thing at stake during this two- year window.
Yokohama accounts for about two million dollars of yearly tax revenue for the city.
That money helps to fund among other things, the Salem school system and the police force.
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P-Rubatex


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#596-42
GRAPHIC=rubatex


A seasonal drop in orders has forced Rubatex to lay off another 46 workers at its plant in Bedford.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape;


140 employees have been laid off in the last three weeks... more than 15-percent of the entire workforce.
Rubatex says if business picks up, it hopes to hire everyone back within a few weeks.
The affected employees have come from the factory's mill and mix areas, and the extrusion facility in the Waltex division.
Rubatex makes foam rubber for use in products such as shoe soles and pipe insulation.
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P-Jones


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


A juvenile court judge in Roanoke certified capital murder charges today against 17-year- old Stephan (STEFF-fahn) Dwayne (dee-WAYNE) Jones.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 12, 1996;


He's the young man relatives of the victim identified as the shooter in the attempted robbery and murder of Antwan Gray late last year.
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SOT 10:17:05
IN Q=It's probably improper

((TOM BLAYLOCK/JONES' ATTORNEY: IT'S PROBABLY IMPROPER FOR ME TO COMMENT, OTHER THAN TO SAY WE WILL CONTEST THE IDENTIFICATION OF OUR CLIENT.))
SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Jones' Attorney
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=of our client.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Today;


Shawn and Ronald Gray told the judge how the masked gunman approached their cousin, Antwan, demanding he quote-- "give it up."
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


RONALD Gray testified the man with the rifle lifted the ski mask he was wearing, just after firing the third and fatal shot.
Gray says he realized about 15 minutes later that it was Jones, but he admits he didn't tell police right away.

P-Pugh


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A plea agreement today in the case of a Bedford County bus driver accused of fondling an 8- year- old boy.
35- year- old Walter Wayne Pugh entered an Alford plea.
That means he doesn't admit taking indecent liberties with a minor or contributing to the delinquency of a minor... but concedes the evidence is strong enough to convict him.
Both sides say they're happy to avoid taking the case to trial.
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SOT 1:34:43
IN Q=We had come

((SCOTT DEBRUIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: WE HAD COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT IF MR. PUGH WAS CONVICTED ON THIS, THE JURY WOULD BE VERY SYMPATHETIC TO THE VICTIM AND WOULD PROBABLY GIVE MR. PUGH A VERY LONG PERIOD OF INCARCERATION.)) ((RANDY KRANTZ/PROSECUTOR: WE HAD LETTERS IN OUR FILE, WE'D WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH THE VICTIM'S COUNSELORS IN THIS CASE AND THEY WERE VERY ADAMANT THAT HAVING THIS CHILD TESTIFY WOULD BE DEVASTATING.))
SUPER=01-Scott DeBruin/Defense Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Randy Krantz/Prosecutor; :16
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=would be devastating.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Krantz says the victim was NOT a child on Pugh's bus route.

P-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-D
GRAPHIC=SIMPSON


Jury deliberations began today on how much O.J. Simpson should pay in punitive damages for the death of Ronald Goldman and the battery of Nicole Brown Simpson.
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VO-NAT


Since this week's verdict, the furor over the custody of Simpson's children is heating back up.
The Brown Family is continuing the fight for Syndey and Justin Simpson.
But family court experts say California law almost always favors the biological parent-- and in the eyes of the court, O.J. Simpson is a good father.
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SOT 20:31:43
IN Q=The issue

((SORRELL TROPE/FAMILY COURT LAWYER: THE ISSUE IS MR. SIMPSON'S CONDUCT TOWARDS THOSE CHILDREN. THAT'S THE ISSUE. NOT MR. SIMPSON'S CONDUCT IN CONNECTION WITH WHETHER HE DID OR DIDN'T COMMIT A CRIME. ))
SUPER=01-Sorrell Trope/Family Court Lawyer; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=commit a crime.
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VO-NAT


And even with an eight-and-a-half million dollar judgment against their father, Syndey and Justin will be provided for.
In an ironic legal twist, any punitive damages will be paid not to the Brown's but to the estate of Nicole Brown Simpson...and that money goes directly into the children's trust fund.
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A handful of individuals from our area who say they've fallen victim to a tax scheme...believe it began as a family affair.
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VO-NAT


Lexington's outdoor theater will soon be playing the role of fundraiser, as a grant for the Lime Kiln Theater runs out this summer....the story when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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P-Tax-Protesters


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=taxes


Tonight-- more on people in our area who say they've fallen victim to a tax scheme.
Residents spanning from Rocky Mount to Rockbridge County say they've lost a lot of money.
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VO-NAT


They explain that for 150- dollars a man named Randall Breeden agreed to "educate" them on how they could reduce their income taxes.
Now the I-R-S is fining them, in some cases upwards of 15- hundred- dollars.
What's interesting is how they say they learned about Breeden.
In some cases it's apparently been through relatives.
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SOT 13:14:13 TAPE ONE
IN Q=His

((FLETCHER BURKS: HIS UNCLE TOLD ME AT THE PLANT THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO PAY FEDERAL TAX AND SO WE STARTED DISCUSSING IT THAT MORNING AND HE CALLED MR. BREEDEN AND MR. BREEDEN CAME OVER TO MY HOUSE THAT EVENING.))
SUPER=07-Fletcher Burks;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=that evening.
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VO-NAT


Breeden has refused to discuss this with us on camera.
In fact, he sent us a certified letter today requesting we do not contact him by telephone or in person in the future.
The I-R-S will neither confirm nor deny it's investigating this.
It has a Tax Fraud Hotline for anyone who wants to report what they think may be a tax scheme.
That number is 800-829-0409.
If you want to talk about information you've received from the I-R-S, call 800-829--1040
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P-FDA-Deal


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen says he knows nothing about it.
SS=tobacco


But North Carolina's governor says a secret deal may be in the works between the FDA and the tobacco industry.
Governor Jim Hunt told tobacco growers in Raleigh there's a strong possibility that the FDA would reduce its interest in regulating tobacco as a drug.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


That's if the tobacco industry develops a strong program to stop teen-age smoking.
Virginia has filed a friend of the court brief against the FDA's proposed regulations.
The FDA case is scheduled to be heard in a federal court in Greensboro Monday.
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P-Tuition-Rollback


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-04
GRAPHIC=edwards


Roanoke Senator John Edwards has won a fight to help make Virginia college tuitions more affordable.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Virginia's Senate has passed a resolution to work toward rolling tuition rates back... so that the taxpayers pick up a larger share of the cost.
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SOT 02:17:37
IN Q=Right

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: RIGHT NOW WE HAVE AMONG THE HIGHEST AVERAGE TUITIONS OF ANY STATE IN THE COUNTRY. NORTH CAROLINA AVERAGES 16-HUNDRED-22 DOLLARS TUITION. VIRGINIA'S OVER FOUR-THOUSAND DOLLARS NOW ON AVERAGE.))
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OUT Q=on average.
TALENT=Connie
SS=edwards


Edwards says in 1990, the state budget paid for 70- percent of a student's education.
SS=education


That percentage was scaled down to about 50-percent during the recession... and has NOT changed.
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Next on NEWS-7 Primetime, right here on WEFC-- the campaign season is already underway...again.
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VO-NAT


And coming up on Primetime Sports-- the lady knights of Cave Spring put on quite a show tonight...Steve has highlights when we come back.
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P-Harkins


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


A lawyer from Rocky Mount has launched a challenge against Republican Delegate Alan Dudley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd;


33 year old Mary Harkins is the only Democrat to announce her candidacy so far for the seat representing Floyd, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties.
Harkins lists education and promoting volunteerism as her top priorities.
And says she's willing to put her money where her mouth is.
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SOT 3:38:15
IN Q=

((MARY HARKINS/(D) HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: I PLAN TO DONATE MY SALARY FROM THE 1998 GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PROGRAMS THAT PROMOTE EDUCATION, SOLID EDUCATION AND PROGRAMS THAT PROMOTE VOLUNTEERISM. ))
SUPER=01-Mary Harkins/(D) House of Delegates Candidate;
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OUT Q=promote volunteerism.
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VO-NAT


Harkins chairs Franklin County's democratic committee.
She says seeking elected office is the best way she can give something back and make a difference in her community.
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P-Lime-Kiln


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=NONE


An outdoor theater in Lexington will be facing some financial problems in a matter of months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


In July, the Lime Kiln receives its final installment of a five- year grant.
The Lila Wallace Readers' Digest has provided more than 400- thousand dollars for the theater.
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SOT 4:57:27
IN Q=It's not going

((BARRY MINES/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE END OF THE WORLD BUT I'M NOT SO SILLY TO SAY IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ONE HECK OF A CHALLENGE TO KEEP US ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND KEEP US GOING.))
SUPER=01-Barry Mines/Lime Kiln Artistic Director;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=keep us going.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Today;


The grant has made up between 12 and 15 percent of Lime Kiln's budget.
Mines says the organization will have to be more agressive during the theater's off-season.
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SOT 4:54:20
IN Q=Throughout the rest

((MINES: THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE YEAR WE'LL DO SOME TOURING. WE IDENTIFIED SOME MARKETS AND SOME TACTICS TO GET TOURING SHOWS THAT WILL BRING SOME ADDITIONAL REVENUE. ))
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OUT Q=additional revenue.
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VO-NAT


Theater officials say as competition for federal and foundation money increases, Lime Kiln, will rely more on the private sector for its support.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Cupid's arrow may be aimed straight for you......duck and cover...that's our video pick tonight-- so stay with us, here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Nail-Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=nails


One woman in our area is not too pleased with a set of artificial nails she received....saying her real nails were destroyed in the process.
Now she's suing the nail salon-
She wants 100 thousand dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It was almost two years ago- when Carol Webb got acrylic nails at Top Nails at Crossroads mall.
After one week her fingers started to hurt so she went back to the salon and had the nails taken off.
But Webb says her real nails were ruined.
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SOT 3:10:09
IN Q=

((CAROL WEBB/TWO DAYS LATER THEY TURNED BLACK AND THEY WERE LIKE TURNING BLACK AND THEN THEY STARTED TO CRACK. THEY WOULD CRACK IN A CERTAIN AREA AND JEAN AFTER THEY CRACKED I COULD JUST PEEL THEM OFF THEY WERE COMING OFF IN LAYERS.))
SUPER=07-Carol Webb;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=OFF IN LAYERS."
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VO-NAT


Carol Webb blames Top nails.
But it's owner says Webb never told him there was a problem.
He says he didn't hear about Webb's situation until two months ago when he got a letter from her attorney.
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SOT 5:22 (rewind and zero tape)
IN Q=

((SONY NGUYEN/TOP NAILS OWNER: I NEVER HAVE THE CHANCE TO SEE HER. SHE NEVER COME HERE TELL US WHAT'S GOING ON WHAT'S WRONG WITH HER NAIL.))
SUPER=01-Sony Nguyen/Top Nails Owner;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=with her nail."
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VO-NAT


(When) Nguyen denies his salon did anything to damage Webb's nails.
He says he wishes she would've come in immediately so he could've seen the problem and tried to fix it.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
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SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Valentine's Day is a week away-- and tonight's video pick is custom cut for those with love on their minds.
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VO-NAT


If your romance lacks spark, it could be in the kiss.
William Crane is conducting a travelling seminar on "The Art of Kissing."
You'd figure something as basic as kissing wouldn't have to be taught.
But the Boston College Professor says there's a technique to kissing -- at least if you want to do it right.
SUPER=75-London; :


If you're not quite at that stage of the relationship....here's one way to attract that certain someone.
Christie's Auction House in London is selling antique Valentines....with a selection of vintage cards and cupid trinkets-- including one sentiment sent some two-hundred years ago.
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Sp-Nelson


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=NBA


Lots of Primetime sports to get to you , but first an NBA note. Don Nelson is coming out of retirement to help the Dallas Mavericks out of their slump.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


The Sixth winningest Coach in NBA history has signed a reported five-year, seven-and-a-half million dollar contract as General Manager of the Mavericks. the team is 16 and 28 at the all star break, now lets break for the digits.
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SP-Cave


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-4
GRAPHIC=Girls Hoops


Lots of high school boys basketball to get to but ladies first. Cave Spring played host to Patrick henry in a Roanoke Valley District battle.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Patriots vs. Knights; :00


Linda Long always polished with her X's and O's in preparing her lady Knights.
They were ready. In the second period, Stacy Morioka...to Amber neil...to Kim Morris...to Alyssa Redick for the basket and cave led 18 to 8.
The lady Knights have inside talent everywhere. Catie redick finds Nebraska bound Lisa Bryan who drops in the shot with a little help from the window.
SUPER=33-Cave Spring/84/Patrick Henry/19;

Patrick henry never quits. Takeeda Hale collects the loose rock and she's gonna put the ball home, but
Cave Spring had to many guns as the lady Knights prevail 84 to 19.
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SP-Hoops


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=High School Hoops


Salem's Kwam Lewis came out to play tonight scoring 22 points as the Spartans beat Blue Ridge District rival Lord Botetourt 67 to 59.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Spartans vs Cavaliers; :


Botetourt head coach Ed Purdy setting up a play in the huddle during a time out.
But Salem's Andy Beach takes it to the hoop for the easy layup and the Spartans led 26 to 14.
The Cavaliers worked pushed it underneath the basket to Jason Hunt he hits five straight points cutting the lead to 26 to 19.
Salem pulled away in the second SUPER=33-Salem/67/Botetourt/59/;half and

the Spartans hold on for the 67 to 59 Blue Ridge District win.
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SP-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express/Knoxville


The Knoxville Cherokees are having a rough ride tonight in Roanoke. First, their Bus broke down on the way to the Roundhouse and the game was delayed around 45 minutes before the game got under way.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Cherokees; :


The Express was anxious to hit the ice after the delay and the team skated into the Roundhouse in a cloud of smoke.
Jeff Jablonski gets the puck out on the break and beats the Knoxville goalie with the shot to make it 1 to nothing express with 8-minutes left in the first Period.
Roanoke would take the 2 to nothing lead when Jeff Cowan gets the rebound in front of the net and scores off the Power Play.
Seconds later the Express scored again then Jablonski gets out on the break and scores his second goal of the game the Express led 4 to nothing at the end of the second period. The third period is just now underway.
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SP-Daytona


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-25
GRAPHIC=Daytona


The First official day of Winston Cup practice hit the Daytona International Speedway today as drivers tried put the finishing touches on preparations for tomorrow's Daytona 500 qualifying.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/ESPN2; :00


The big story today; how the Fords dominated the Chevy's. The top 7 fastest chart speeds came from Fords.
Jeff Gordon and his Dupont Chevrolet could only muster the 25th fastest time on the day.
Defending Winston Cup champion Terry Labonte, who is on the pole for the Busch Clash Sunday, was 34th fastest in his Kelloggs Number 5 Chevrolet.
Dale Jarrett was the fastest of the Fords before Rusty wallace came along and notched the top speed at over 189 miles per hour. South Boston native Jeff Burton was not so lucky.
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((JEFF BURTON/34TH FASTEST IN EXIDE FORD:))
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RUNS=:21
OUT Q=...gaines on it"
ANCHOR=Steve
SS=Hold daytona


Dale Earnhardt was 17th fastest in practice today.

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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
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GRAPHIC=none


There's more news--coming up in 30-minutes...Here's what
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The Air Force suspended all military flights in restricted areas along the
East CoastSUPER=77-Another Close Call?

as several fighter jets have had close calls with commercial airplanes.
SUPER=78-Non-Robbery;


And for several hours today, police in Philadelphia thought they had a robbery and hostage situation on their hands.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

NEWS-7 Primetime, Have a nice weekend. Jean Jadhon will be along in half an hour on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching