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ANCHOR=Keith

Government regulation of tobacco as a drug.
The issue debated in court today, and we'll sum that up for you in a moment on NEWS 7.
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V/O-NAT
And we'll re-introduce you to a mild mannered deejay who says he's actually "very quiet and withdrawn."
If you remember Bart Prater, you may wonder about that.
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Sports-head
ANCHOR=Mike ON TAPE
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IN Q=Well as you

((WELL AS YOU CAN PROBABLY SEE, IT WAS NOT A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD HERE IN DAYTONA BEACH FLORIDA. NONE THE LESS, WE'LL JOIN YOU LIVE WITH OUR FIRST REPORT FROM SPEEDWEEKS 97...OR IS IT SPEED-WET 97? ROBIN, WE NEED YOUR HELP DOWN HERE.))
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


You got it Mike, a least until Thursday and Friday, when more rain is headed your way and perhaps some by in our neighborhood.

Tobacco-Suit


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


The issue is being debated more than 100 miles away... but the ramifications hit much closer to home.
Does the Food and Drug Administration have the right to regulate tobacco?
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VO-NAT
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That decision will ultimately be made in a North Carolina courtroom.
Lawyers representing tobacco companies said today the F-D-A never got Congressional authority to control tobacco.
And thus the rules the government is attempting to implement are not legal.
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On February 28th, a set of government regulations is expected to take effect.
They include no tobacco sponsorships of sporting events and a ban on hats and t- shirts.
Lawyers representing the F-D-A argued the government does have the right to set these rules.
The judge- -who is a former tobacco lobbyist- -says it could take up to 10 weeks to reach a decision.
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Abbott


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Timothy Abbott


A Pittsylvania County man accused of killing his wife has two weeks to hire his own attorney.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham;


34- year old Timothy Wayne Abbott was arraigned this morning in Juvenile and Domestic Relations court.
Abbott was arrested Saturday night for allegedly shooting and killing his wife outside the home they shared in the Keeling community.
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;/Saturday;


Sheriff's officials say 31- year old Melissa Faye Holland Abbott was shot once in the chest and died at the scene.
Authorities say they still don't have a motive.
Abbott is being held without bond.
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Brown


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Troy Brown


A Lynchburg man is standing trial for his part in a deadly confrontation outside a Hill City night club last summer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


20- year- old Troy A. Brown is charged with gunning down 18- year- old Derrick Crews in the early morning hours of July 27th.
The two men had argued outside the Pepper Baux (box) restaurant when Brown allegedly shot Crews in the chest.
Defense attorneys claim Brown was in fear for his life when he killed Crews.
Prosecutors call it cold- blooded murder.
The jury will hear closing arguments tomorrow morning.
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Third-District


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


It wasn't on the agenda, but it quickly became topic number one.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Virginia's now UNconstitutional third congressional district was gingerly discussed today as Governor George Allen hosted the state's congressional delegation for a working lunch.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ALL OF THIS IS UNDER REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL IS TALKING TO THE VARIOUS PARTIES WHO ARE IN THIS CASE.))
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VO-NAT


Attorney General Jim Gilmore sat with third district Congressman Bobby Scott today.
A General Assembly briefing on possible re-districting was canceled because Gilmore has NOT decided whether to appeal Friday's ruling.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- voices we grew up with.
Ted Stone begins a series of reports on some of the disc jockeys
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who changed the sound of radio in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
Tonight, a visit with a deejay once considered one of the best in the country.
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I-73


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=None


The era of the interstate is over.
That's the word today from Virginia Transportation Secretary Robert Martinez, who says federal dollars are increasingly hard to come by for big roads.
And news that frustrates southwest and southside Virginians who support I-73.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's the latest on the project?
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
SUPER=@Ellen1;
SUPER=05-Richmond;


Keith, with Virginia's Washington delegation in town, Henry County Delegate Ward Armstrong called together all the interested parties for an update on I-73.
Last year, there were cheers and pats on the back from Roanoke and Martinsville for Senator John Warner -- who chairs the committee that picked the road's route through Virginia.
But this year, the news is grimmer.
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(( John Warner says he's filing a bill immediately to re-authorize the six year ISTEA road building act that helps pay the bills.
But even with a formula that's more generous to Virginia...
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((SEN. JOHN WARNER: IT'S GONNA BE A BATTLE ROYAL. WE'RE FIGHTING THE NORTHEAST STATES. ANOTHER CHAPTER OF THE WAR OF NORTHERN AGGRESSION. WE'RE GONNA HAVE A REAL FIGHT.))
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So IF Warner wins, that means Virginia gets between 60 and 280 million more dollars a year -- and the Roanoke to state line portion of I-73 could cost a BILLION dollars by itself.
And it's in competition with projects in Virginia that are just as near and dear to lawmakers' hearts.
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((ROBERT MARTINEZ/VA. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: PUT IT REAL STARK FOR YOURSELVES. I-81 GOES THROUGH MANY OF YOUR DISTRICTS.... DESIGNATED ROUTE.))
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Southside manufacturers are NOT cheering.
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((GEORGE LESTER/JOB LINK: WELL I'M EXCITED THAT WE'RE MOVING ALONG AS WE ARE. I'M FRUSTRATED THAT WE'RE NO FURTHER ALONG THAN WE ARE.... 15 YEARS TO 20 YEARS -- THAT'S A LONG TIME....MAY BE SHELVED ALTOGETHER. AND THAT'S A CONCERN OF MINE.))
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Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave
SUPER=05-Richmond;


So far, the Commonwealth Transportation Board has authorized six million dollars over the next few years for picking the exact route out of a five mile corridor designated now.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Money beyond that is anybody's guess.
(Keith question: So is anyone suggesting the state earmark some?)
Live=Ellen Full/State Microwave


Well, beyond the public hearings over the exact route, that's the next big fight.
Supporters of the road aren't too shy to suggest raising the sales tax, designating toll roads, or selling bonds to raise more state funds.

Medical-Marijuana


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Marijuana


The deputy director of the D-E-A says laws legalizing the medical use of marijuana won't stop his agents from arresting people who grow it, and penalizing doctors who prescribe it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Greg Williams spoke to a meeting of Virginia police chiefs in Roanoke today.
He maintains referendums passed in California and Arizona allowing medical marijuana are part of a national-wide effort to legalize drugs.
On the other hand, Williams acknowledged that some people distributing the drug are simply trying to relieve suffering.
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((GREG WILLIAMS/ DEA DEPUTY DIRECTOR; WILL DEA GO OUT AND ARREST ALL PRACTITIONERS? PROBABLY NOT. IF WE IDENTIFY PRACTITIONERS THAT ARE TRULY IN IT JUST FOR MAKING MONEY AND PROFITING BY THIS, WE WILL MAKE INVESTIGATIONS WITH THE LOCAL DEPARTMENTS. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Marijuana


Efforts to overturn Virginia's law legalizing medical marijuana are currently stalled in a state senate committee.

Forbes


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Steve Forbes


A year after he surprised a lot of his fellow Republicans in the primaries, former presidential candidate Steve Forbes says he's "not" ruling out another run at political office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Forbes was in Lynchburg today, addressing students and faculty at Liberty University.
The champion of the flat tax, Forbes also tackled the issues of education, abortion and moral decay...all things he wants to see addressed in the next campaign.
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((STEVE FORBES/FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: CAN'T RULE ANYTHING IN OR OUT AT THIS STAGE. WHAT I AM DOING IS LAUNCHING AN ORGANIZATION CALLED `AMERICANS FOR HOPE, GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY', TO PROMOTE THESE ISSUES SO THAT WE DO GET A POSITIVE AGENDA ON THE NATIONAL AGENDA IN 1998 AND THE YEAR 2000.))
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VO-NAT


Forbes was invited to Liberty after speaking at several prayer breakfasts with the Reverend Jerry Falwell.
Oklahoma congressman J.C. Watts is scheduled to appear next month.
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Stocks


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

On Wall Street the Dow started the week with a loss, DOWN 49 points, closing at 68 hundred seven. NASDAQ dropped 22 points.
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Voices-Bart


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=TST
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Voices From The Past

**Note Anchor Tag with Wipe**
If you grew up listening to the radio -- if you ever had a favorite song -- then you probably had a favorite disc jockey.
The old songs are still around, but whatever happened to those radio voices from the past?
Recently, News 7's Ted Stone went looking for a few of the deejays many of us remember. In a five-part series this week, he'll be showing us what he found.
Tonight, he has an update on a Roanoke deejay who once made national entertainment news.
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((For almost 30 years, WROV-AM was one of the top radio stations in the Roanoke Valley.
With a signal that barely reached Bedford, the station relied on a procession of talented disc jockeys to keep listeners tuning in.
All of them were part of the station's success, but it's doubtful any of them achieved as much recognition as a lanky guy from Marion with an unmistakable voice. ((BART PRATER/FORMER WROV DISC JOCKEY: IT'S 98 DEGREES AT THREE O'CLOCK.)) ((BART PRATER/FORMER WROV DISC JOCKEY: IT WAS A HOT LITTLE RADIO STATION. ONE KILOWATT OF AM, BUT IT WAS A DOMINATE STATION.))
Bart Prater's growl radiated out on that one kilowatt from 1968 until 1981.
But as with other deejays, the listeners never know him as well as they thought they did. ((BART PRATER/FORMER WROV DISC JOCKEY: THE MICROPHONE WAS MY BEST FRIEND. I WOULD TELL IT EVERYTHING. PEOPLE ALWAYS THOUGHT I WAS RELATIVELY NUTS AND OUTGOING, AND I'M NOT. I'VE ALWAYS BEEN VERY QUIET AND WITHDRAWN.))
That didn't stop him from tormenting WROV's owner, the late Burt Levine, with some devilish practical jokes. ((BART PRATER: FIND THE FISH. THAT WAS A FAVORITE ONE OF MINE. I'D GO FISHING DOWN BEHIND THE RADIO STATION EVERY DAY ON MY LUNCH BREAK AND CATCH A BREAM, AND PUT IT IN THE BUILDING SOMEWHERE. AND THEN PEOPLE WOULD HOPEFULLY FIND IT EVENTUALLY. ONE LASTED FOR TWO WEEKS MOUNTED ON A PLAQUE IN THE FRONT LOBBY, AND FINALLY BURT NOTICED IT.))
In 1975, Billboard Magazine named Prater the nation's "Radio Personality of The Year" for markets under one-million people. ((BART PRATER: GOT ME A TRIP TO CALIFORNIA AND SOME JOB OFFERS, AND IT WAS A LOT OF FUN. I GOT TO MEET A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
He passed up the offers and stayed in Roanoke, and did a stint at K-92 in the 1980s.
These days, Bart and his best friend are no longer on speaking terms. Yet they're never far apart.
He's now an engineer at public radio station WVTF, helping to bring you the hits by Beethoven, Mozart and Vivaldi. ((VOICE OF BART PRATER: ALSO CHANGE THE LIGHTBULBS.))
The deejay once known as the "Wizard of Rock" admits he's even developing a taste for classical music.
As for his own future on the air -- don't start scanning the dial. ((BART PRATER: I THINK I SAID EVERYTHING I HAD TO SAY. TWICE.))
He may have signed off for good in Roanoke, but there's an echo of the old Wizard in the air up north. His son is a deejay at station in Detroit.
Ted Stone, News 7.)) WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

Next-Voices


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=TST
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT


Tomorrow on Voices From The Past, we'll meet a deejay who's being heard in Roanoke now, years after he made his mark in Lynchburg at the old W-L-L-L.
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Sports tease


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


MIke Stevens will join us live from Daytona with a speedweeks report on a rather damp day, The maroons talk about turning things around tonight against Lynchburg,
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and the Express man handled the Renegades early and held on for a win, highlights in sports.
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S-Daytona


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


The final week of preparations for this Sunday's Daytona 500 were put on hold today as rain saturated the 2.5 mile oval. DOUBLE BOX/MIKE AND STEVE Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller braved the elements earlier today and Mike now joins us from the Speedway, Mike I hope this bad weather is not a sign or anything.
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SUPER=06-Daytona Beach, FL; :00

MIKE ADD LIBS INTO INTERVIEW WITH MIKE SKINNER.

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MIKE ADD LIBS AND TOSSES BACK TO STEVE. MIKE AND STEVE DOUBLE BOX

S-Maroons


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=ODAC


The Valentine month has been more like the heartbreak tour for the Roanoke College mens basketball team. The Maroons have lost all 5 February ODAC contests. But Page Moir is keeping the regular season in perspective
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Roanoke lost to Lynchburg last Monday, the third loss of the current 5 game skid.
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S-Stars


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-3
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/Last Night; :00


In the NBA, the East beat the West in the all star game yesterday. Charlotte Hornet Glen Rice captured the MVP trophy with his 26 point performance.
While no one could question Rice's game, everyone was wondering wether or not this was Jordan's last all star game.
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S-Express


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


The Express returns to the Round House ice Wednesday night to face the Charlotte Checkers.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/Express vs. Renegades; :00


Last Night, the east division 4th place Express beat the 2nd place Renegades 4-3 in Richmond thanks to Jeff Loder's hat trick! Loder Scored 2 of his three under 30 second a part in the 2nd period.
Richmond did fight back, as Roanoke's SUPER=38-Roanoke/4/Richmond/3;

Jason Smith and Tommy Holmes get into it.
The Renegades mounted a late charge but Express Goalie Dave Gagnon turned away shot after shot after shot as Roanoke holds on for the 4-3 win.
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#Promo


Last week it was the State of the Union address.. this week it's the state of the city...the city of Lynchburg that is.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is here to tell us about that.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, Lynchburg mayor Jim Whitaker will deliver his annual state of the city address tonight from city hall..
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Whitaker is the only Hill City mayor to give this kind of speech... in the past he's touched on the economic health of the city, and the major issues he sees confronting Lynchburg in the coming year.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11. Keith?
Talent=Keith


And for the region's first TEN O'clock newscast, Take Prime Time Board Fullscreen tune in to News-7 Prime Time on W-E-F-C.
It's on Channel 38 "over the air," and on a lot of cable systems. For example we're on Cable Channel nine in Lynchburg. And don't forget to tune in to News 7 at 11, right here on W-D-B-J. Talent=Keith