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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

What would the City of Salem do without Yokohama Tire?
What'll Virginia do without a Black Congressional District?
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VO-NAT


What would you do if you got a set of artificial nails and they destroyed the real ones?
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ANCHOR=Keith


Some answers coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Steve


In sports, the Express has extra motivation for tonight's game against last place Knoxville, Christiansburg's track team goes for Regionals,
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VO-NAT


and Dale Jarrett and his pack of Fords were hot today in Winston Cup practice from Daytona.
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TALENT=Robin
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Yokohama


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Yokohama
The president of Yokohama Tire has made it clear--- unless the company can

erase its red ink within the next 2 years, everyone at Yokohama's Salem plant will be out of a job.
That poses a potentially disastrous situation for more than 900 workers.
But it could also mean big problems for the city itself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


Yokohama accounts for about 2- million dollars in yearly tax revenue for Salem.
That's five- percent of the city's General Fund... which helps to finance things like the police force and the school system.
At this point city officials aren't panicking.
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SOT 11:21:45
IN Q=Until

((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
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Yokohama


Yokohama Tire has invested 450- million dollars in the U- S market.
According to its president, the company is 100- million dollars in the hole.

Rubatex


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Rubatex


Another 46 workers at the Rubatex plant in Bedford have been laid off, bringing the three- week total to 140.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape


Rubatex says the layoffs are only temporary, and the employees should be hired back in a few weeks when business orders pick up again.
More than 15 percent of the plant's entire workforce has been affected, all of them hourly employees.
Just six months ago, union members approved a new contract that left some senior employees vulnerable to layoffs.
The company had threatened to close part of the Bedford plant if the contract wasn't accepted.
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Third-District


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Virginia's only black majority congressional district has been struck down by a federal court.
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VO-NAT


The third district runs from Tidewater to north of Richmond, and is represented by the Commonwealth's only black congressman -- Bobby Scott.
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SOT 04:30:06
IN Q=We've been

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WE'VE BEEN IN A HARD PLACE. ON THE ONE HAND, WE DREW THIS DISTRICT BECAUSE OF THE FEDERAL VOTING RIGHTS ACT. AND TOGETHER, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, WE TRIED TO FULFILL WHAT WE THOUGH WAS OUR FEDERAL RESPONSIBILITY. THEY DIDN'T LIKE IT. SO NOW WE HAVE TO GO BACK AND TRY TO DO IT AGAIN.))
SOT 04:44:54

((SCOTT LEAKE/VA. JOINT GOP CAUCUS: NOW WE'VE GOT TO BALANCE THE DESIRE TO HAVE A BLACK MAJORITY DISTRICT WITH THE NECESSITY OF HAVING A DISTRICT THAT'S CONTIGUOUS AND HAS OTHER COMMUNITIES OF INTEREST.))
SUPER=@Beyer;
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Va. Joint GOP Caucus; :16
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=of interest.
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VO-NAT


Now the immediate fate of the district is up to the Governor.
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SOT 05:26:17
IN Q=There's

((THERE'S SOME PRECEDENT THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN OUTLINED BY PREVIOUS DECISIONS BY THE SUPREME COURT IN OTHER STATES. SO I THINK THEY'LL BE EVALUATING THOSE DECISION IN CONTEXT WITH THE DECISION BY THE PANEL THAT WE HAD TODAY TO MAKE A DETERMINATION IF AND WHETHER WE SHOULD PROCEED WITH ANY FURTHER APPEALS.))
SUPER=01-Ken Stroupe/Governor's Spokesman;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=further appeals.
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VO-NAT


If NO appeal is made, Virginia's General Assembly begins re-drawing the districts.
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Jones


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


An attempted robbery and murder in Roanoke's Lansdowne Housing Development last December went unsolved for several days.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


But then a cousin of the murder victim identified the masked man who shot and killed Antwan Gray.
TWO of Gray's Cousins testified today at a hearing for 17- year- old Stephan (STEFF-fahn) Dwayne (dee-WAYNE) Jones.
SUPER=04-December 12, 1996


RONALD Gray says Jones went up to Antwan, with a rifle and told him to "give it up." Though ANTWAN Gray emptied his pockets, RONALD Gray says the would-be robber fired two shots into the ground, then a third at Antwan.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The gunman then took off his ski mask and ran, according to Ronald Gray. He said he realized about 15 minutes later that it was Stephan Jones. FIVE charges against Jones- -including CAPITAL murder- -will now go to the grand jury.

Pugh


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
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 and contributing to the delinquency of a minor... but concedes the evidence is strong enough to convict him.
Both sides said they were 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=Keith
SS=None


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

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--Len Besthoff with more on how a number of people got mixed up in a tax-break plan that's now costing them plenty.
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VO-NAT


and music to the ears of parents and students who pay college bills: the proposal to roll back tuition costs in Virginia clears another hurdle.
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Trailer-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Fire


A family of six lost their mobile home and everything in it to fire this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


A box sitting against a hot stove started the blaze.
The owner of the home on Big Branch Road in Montgomery County ran next door to call 9-1-1 when she noticed the fire.
By the time she returned, the wall and curtains were burning.
The Riner Fire Department is collecting donations for the family.
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2-Tax-Protester


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Taxes


A number of people from our area thought they were going to get money back after amending their income tax forms for the past three years.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


But all they ended up getting were some stiff fines from the I-R-S.
Len Besthoff has part two of his story about some individuals who consider themselves victims of a tax scheme.
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Len1;


Keith tonight we focus on just how people learned about these services, and how widespread this kind of thing is in Virginia.
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SOT
IN Q=I think
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :37
SUPER=07-Jim Hosenfeld; :43
SUPER=07-Darrell Ratcliffe; 1:02
SUPER=03-Richmond; 1:11 (QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Thorn McDaniel/IRS Criminal Investigation Div.; 1:18
SUPER=07-Boyd Wade; 1:38
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OUT Q=in the future.


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SOT TAPE ONE 13:16:33
IN Q=I think

((FLETCHER BURKS: I THINK IT'S ALL A SCAM RIGHT NOW.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=right now.


Fletcher Burks estimates he's out nearly two- thousand- dollars.
He said for 150 dollars and 20- percent of anything he got back, a man named Randall Breeden of Bedford County agreed to educate him on how to reduce his federal income taxes, LEGALLY, and now the I-R-S fines are coming in.
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SOT TAPE I 13:15:19
IN Q=And on

((BURKS: AND ON 11- 11- 96 I OWED FIVE HUNDRED FIVE DOLLARS AND TWENTY CENTS FOR EACH YEAR.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=each year.


Individuals from Rockbridge County to Rocky Mount have similar stories, it's hard to nail down how many.
Some say they learned about's Breeden services through family members.
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SOT 13:31:19 TAPE FOUR
IN Q=A guy

((JIM HOSENFELD: A GUY NAMED MARK WAGNER. HE WORKED FOR US FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. AND HE KEPT ON COMING IN TO THE WORKPLACE AND TELLING US HOW WE COULD RECEIVE OUR INCOME TAX BACK FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS. AND THEN HE GAVE ME THE PHONE NUMBER OF RANDALL BREEDEN, AND I CALLED HIM. Randall Breeden, how did he know Randall Breeden? HOSENFELD: HE WAS A RELATIVE OF HIS.))
SUPER=07-Jim Hosenfeld;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=of his.
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SOT 14:39:06 tape two
IN Q=Mr. Breeden's

((DARRELL RATCLIFFE: MR. BREEDEN'S UNCLE, WORKED WITH ME, AND HE COME INTO WORK ONE MORNING, AND SAID, YOU KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY FEDERAL TAX.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=federal tax.


The I-R-S in Richmond won't say if it's investigating Breeden. Officials WILL say they deal with a lot of illegal tax protests.
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SOT irs tape 00:07:50
IN Q=We've had

((THORN MCDANIEL/IRS CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIV.: WE'VE HAD A NUMBER OF CONVICTIONS HERE IN VIRGINIA IN THE LAST SEVERAL WEEKS. 52 IN ABINGDON VIRGINIA WE'VE CONVICTED A DENTIST WHO UTILIZED A NUMBER OF PROTEST SCHEMES.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=protest schemes.


The I-R-S admits it hasn't seen a large scale tax scheme in our area for some time, but says they usually follow a familiar pattern, with explanations that paying taxes on wages is voluntary; just what people say Breeden shared with them.
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SOT TAPE ONE 14:20:02
IN Q=By signing

((BOYD WADE: BY SIGNING W-2'S AT THE FIRST WE WENT TO, HE SAID THAT WAS A VOLUNTARY ACT, SO WE VOLUNTARILY WENT INTO THE SYSTEM.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=the system.


But material on these issues isn't hard to come by.
We found it on the internet in just a few minutes.
As far as Randall Breeden goes, he declined an invitation to tell his side of the story 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. ))
Talent=Len Full


The I-R-S has a Tax Fraud Hotline for anyone who wants to report a tax scheme. Take Fullscreen Tax Fraud Hotline
That number is 800-8-2-9-0-4-0-9.
If you want to talk about a letter, levy, or lien you've received from the I-R-S, call 800-8-2-9-1-0-4-0.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


Keith some of these alleged victims say the I-R-S wants to meet with them to discuss this.
We'll keep you posted.

Tuition-Rollback


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=John 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.))
SUPER=@Edwards;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=on average.
TALENT=Keith
SS=Education


Edwards says as recently as 1990, the state budget paid for 70- percent of a student's education.
That percentage was scaled down to about 50 during the recession... and has NOT changed.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Wall Street ended the week with a strong gain. The Dow climbed 83 points, finishing at 68 hundred 56. NASDAQ UP 11 points.
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SUPER=x5005;


Nails


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Artificial fingernails are supposed to be pretty, but a woman in Roanoke who got them is suing the nail salon. She wants 100- thousand dollars.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon has Carol Webb's story. What happened to her nails?
Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


She says they're permanently damaged. She'll never have normal fingernails again.
It was April of 1995- when Carol Webb walked into the Top nails salon at Crossroads mall. She wanted beautiful nails-
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=07-Carol Webb; 00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; 13 QUICK!
SUPER=@Jean1; 37
SUPER=01-Sony Nguyen/Top Nails Owner; 55
RUNS=1:44
OUT Q=that really bothers me too"
Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


Carol Webb originally filed a 9 thousand dollar lawsuit but she said that's not enough.
She has a new attorney who's expected to file a lawsuit this week in Circuit Court for up to 100 thousand dollars-
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom
(KEITH QUESTION: What do defense attorneys say?)
Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


Keith- Attorneys for the salon say the same thing owners do. They really don't know what's wrong with Carol Webb's nails. They haven't seen them. They haven't talked to her. They waiting for more information.

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


We will head to daytona Winston Cup practice, Roy Stanley takes a closer look at the Virginia Lady Cavaliers,
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VO-NAT


and the Express is just an hour away from tonight's Knoxville game, a preview in sports.
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S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-35
GRAPHIC=Daytona


The first official practice of the Winston Cup season hit the Daytona International Speedway today as drivers gear up for tomorrow's Daytona 500 qualying.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Daytona, FL/ESPN2; :00


8 of the top 10 fastest times came from Fords. Terry labonte was 34th. Jeff Gordon, 25th.
Rusty Wallace posted the fastest speed in practice at over 189 miles per hour, but fellow Ford driver Jeff Burton struggled to 34th.
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SOT
IN Q="We
((JEFF BURTON/DRIVER OF #99 EXIDE FORD:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Driver of No. 99 Exide Ford; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=...gaines on it"
ANCHOR=Steve
SS=Hold daytona


Dale Earnhardt was 17th fastest in practice today.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express/Knoxville


The Express is back on the Round House freezer floor tonight against Knoxville at 7:30.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Roanoke has won the last 5 meetings but can take motivation in that AHL Saint John scout Jeff Perry is in town to watch,
and franchise leading scorer Ilya Dubkov returned to the team yesterday from the AHL. Goalie Dave Gagnon left shoulder is still sore, but he should play.
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SOT
IN Q="tHEY

((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((MATT O'DETTE/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Matt O'Dette/Express Defenseman; :10
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...beat us"
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S-Track


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=Track Logo


The Christiansburg track program hasn't missed a stride in the switch from the New River to the Blue Ridge District.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :


In their first season, The Blue Demons reached their first goal since the switch capturing the district championship last Wednesday.
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SOT
IN Q="it meant a...

((SHANE GUYNN/RUNNER-HURDLER: ))
SUPER=01-Shane Guynn/Runner-Hurdler; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q= .....it away."
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VO-NAT (cont.)


The next hurdle is the regional title. Christiansburg head coach Randy Bailey says the team may be a year away from reaching that plateau
The Blue Demons have a shot but they must deal with defending outdoor champion Staunton River.
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SOT
IN Q="they have one

((RANDY BAILEY/CHRISTIANSBURG HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Randy Bailey/Christiansburg Head Coach; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=......END OF IT."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold Logo


The Regionals will be held this weekend at Heritage High School in Lynchburg.

S-Nelson


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ksh
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=NBA


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.
Nelson takes over a 16-28 team this year under first year coach Jim Cleamons.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


With about 2-weeks remaining in the regular season, The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia are geared up for the stretch run.
And Roy Stanley says the team is beginning to peak heading into the conference tournament.
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SOT
IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/Virginia Head Coach; :20
SUPER=@Roy2; :38
SUPER=01-DeMya Walker/Virginia Forward; :59
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=.....news 7 sports."
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((Last night in Blacksburg, The Lady Cavaliers had an easy night against a Lady Hokie team that has suffered many injuries and lost its number one scorer before the season started.
Virginia lived up to its 9-th place ranking the Cavaliers playing their game coming away with the 90 to 41 victory.)) ((DEBBIE RYAN/VIRGINIA HEAD COACH: )) ((With the win, The Lady Cavaliers completed a three game road swing that also included wins over Clemson and Maryland.)) ((RYAN: )) ((DEMYA WALKER/VIRGINIA FORWARD: )) ((The Lady Cavaliers return to action tomorrow afternoon against N.C. State in Charlottesville.
Roy Stanley News 7 sports.))
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