22:00-01

video-open

SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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SOT
IN Q=

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...A FATAL EXPLOSION IN CAMPBELL COUNTY WHEN A GAS TANK ERUPTS IN FLAMES.
A RAISE FOR STATE EMPLOYEES IS ALMOST A DONE-DEAL AS BUDGET COMMITTEES IN RICHMOND HAMMER OUT PROPOSALS FOR THE FINAL DRAFT. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=for the final draft.



top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Tuesday, February 18th- our Top Story
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VO-NAT


Virginia Wildlife Rescue saves injured and displaced wildlife throughout the region--
But soon the agency could be displaced too....making way for a housing development.
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p-wildlife-rescue


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime


Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
A new subdivision may soon stand on the 23 acres that houses the Virginia Wildlife Rescue.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Dorothy Runion lives in her grandmother's house, and also operates the wildlife rehabilitation agency there.
Runion's father has power of attorney for her 97 year old grandmother, and has agreed to sell the property to Strauss Construction.
Runion contested the sale of the property in civil court, saying her grandmother's wishes are not being honored.
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SOT 6:07:20
IN Q=this is my

((THIS IS MY GRANDMOTHER'S PROPERTY. AND SHE WAS VERY MUCH IN FAVOR OF US DOING WILDLIFE HERE. AND SHE GAVE ME ALL REASON TO BELIEVE I WOULD BE HERE FOREVER))
SUPER=01-Dorothy Runion/Virginia Wildlife Rescue Director;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=here forever
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VO-NAT


The director of The Roanoke Valley SPCA says the valley won't be able to absorb the loss.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:56:56
IN Q=these folks

((THESE FOLKS SAVED 11-HUNDRED WILDLIFE LAST YEAR AND WE CAN'T AFFORD THAT LOSS. WE'VE GOT TO DO SOMETHING. WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE, THESE FOLKS ARE VITAL TO WILDLIFE IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY.))
SUPER=01-Al Alexander/Roanoke Valley SPCA Director;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=roanoke valley
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VO-NAT


Runion's civil case is scheduled next month-- until then, the Wildlife Rescue is trying to raise funds to make a counter offer.
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p-Explosion


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-15
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:43:07
IN Q=The end of

((THE END OF THE TANK THAT THEY WERE CUTTING ON BLEW OUT AND THERE WAS A FLASH.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=was a flash.
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**connie on cart**
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


One man was killed and his co-worker injured when a gas tank exploded in Campbell County this morning--
It happened about 9:30 at W-E-L Incorporated, an environmental contractor in Concord.
Two employees were preparing to take apart an old gasoline storage tank in an open field.
Police say the heat from a propane torch used to cut the tank may have ignited gasoline residue or fumes inside the tank.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 00:42:37
IN Q=Apparently there

((SGT. GERALD WILLIAMSON/VA STATE POLICE: APPARENTLY THERE WAS SOME RESIDUE LEFT INSIDE OF THE TANK AND THE TANK EXPLODED, INJURING BOTH EMPLOYEES, ONE FATALLY AND THE OTHER VERY SERIOUSLY.))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Gerald Williamson/State Police; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=other very seriously.
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VO-NAT


25-year old James Earl Garrett of Madison Heights was killed in the blast.
His co-worker, 33-year old Jeffrey T. Falls Senior of Lynchburg was flown to the University of Virginia Medical Center, where he's being treated for serious burns.
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p-Tank-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-02

wipe wipe wipe
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It was a similar situation in Danville for a construction crew tearing down an oil storage tank this afternoon.
The men were apparently using a cutting torch to dismantle the tank when it ignited.
The tanks were housed behind the former Minter Oil company on Fitzgerald street.
The blaze was put out quickly--no one was hurt.
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p-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-03

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.


Fire destroyed a home in Botetourt County--
The flames were shooting through the roof when fire trucks got to the house on Rainbow Forest Road.
Neighbors told firefighters there was a chance some children were inside, but after a long search, they did NOT find anyone.
The search, and intense heat took it's toll on firefighters... the lieutenant in charge says the all-volunteer force was shorthanded.
At least two firefighters were treated for heat exhaustion.
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P-Brooks


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Ronnie Brooks


He already had some petty offenses, but now Ronnie Lee Brooks is in jail for allegedly shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


Now they'll all be wrapped into one trial and preliminary hearing next month before Judge Philip Trompeter.
Brooks was charged with first-degree murder only yesterday- -having just been released from the hospital.
He'd been treated for a superficial head injury.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February 8


Police say he turned the gun on himself after he shot his 26-year old former girlfriend.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:17:35
IN Q=Wilfully

((JUDGE PHILIP TROMPETER/ROANOKE CO. DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT: WILFULLY, DELIBERATELY AND WITH PREMEDITATION, KILL AND MURDER LIZA SIZEMORE IN THE FIRST DEGREE.))
SUPER=01-Judge Philip Trompeter/Domestic Relations Court
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=first degree.
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VO-NAT


Brooks is also charged with "curse and abuse" of his mother, Jean Brooks, earlier this month.
And he's accused of making a threatening, obscene phone call to his brother-in-law LAST month.
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P-Budget-Preview


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Session 97


They have a midnight deadline to finish their work... but here's a preview that will surely please state workers.
SS=budget


The eight-person House and Senate budget conference committee is predicting at least four percent across the board raises.
College professors could get up to a seven percent raise.
Governor George Allen's budget had NO further pay increase planned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Budget negotiators say they expect state workers to be smiling.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:10:33 earl dickenson tape
IN Q=I would

((I WOULD THINK SO. I WOULD THINK SO. IT'S MORE BREAD IN THE BASKET.))
SUPER=01-Del. Earl Dickenson/(D) Louisa;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=the basket.
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VO-NAT


The four delegates and four senators must also hammer out differences on issues like Mary Baldwin's V-WIL program.
Republican Senator William Wampler of Bristol is the only voice of southwest Virginia in the negotiations...replacing Congressman Virgil Goode on the committee.
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tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


The latest debate over medicinal uses of marijuana did not follow party lines in Richmond today...
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VO-NAT


And Thomas Jefferson's life is in the national spotlight--and so are some of the tourist attractions he created...if you have a passport that is...details when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!! PAGE 504 MAX 2
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P-Medical-Marijuana


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=marijuana


The rights of the dying won out over the war on drugs today in Richmond.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Both the House and Senate turned back attempts to repeal a 1979 law that makes marijuana legal for the terminally ill.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week;


The Senate Education and Health Committee had voted to study the controversial law --
SUPER=04-Today;

but its chairman fought today for a full repeal.
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SOT FEED TAPE J O1:27:28
IN Q=If you

((SEN. WARREN BARRY/R-FAIRFAX: IF YOU WERE IN THAT COMMITTEE ROOM ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THERE WERE SOME HUNDRED PEOPLE WHO WERE IDENTIFIED BY THEIR BADGES IN FAVOR OF LEGALIZING MARIJUANA, WHO THOUGHT THAT BY OUR ACTION ON SUNDAY, WE HAD TAKEN A STEP TOWARD LEGALIZING MARIJUANA IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. IT WAS PURE UNADULTERATED SYMBOLISM.))
SOT 01:29:07 FEED TAPE J

((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: THIS BILL IS SYMBOLISM. BUT IT'S THE WORST POSSIBLE KIND OF SYMBOLISM. IT CREATES THE POSTURE THAT WE'RE DOING SOMETHING TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC FROM ALL THE EVILS ASSOCIATED WITH THE USE OF MARIJUANA. WE'RE NOT.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Warren Barry/(R) Fairfax; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :15
RUNS=:38
OUT Q=we're not.
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VO-NAT


After impassioned speeches about dying in pain, the Senate voted 23 to 17 to uphold the medicinal marijuana law.
Botetourt Republican Bo Trumbo was one of three GOP senators to vote with Democrats to uphold the law.
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P-Catawba-Nurse


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=session 97


The General Assembly is siding with a nurse at Catawba Hospital who was attacked by a mental patient in 1994.
Legislators say she deserves almost 123- thousand dollars in addition to her worker's compensation payments.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Beverly Q. Russell was attacked at Catawba, after she and other nurses had warned the patient was NOT taking prescribed medication needed to keep him from becoming violent.
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SOT FEED TAPE J 23:27:23
IN Q=

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: ON THAT MORNING, THE PATIENT VIOLENTLY ATTACKED HER, STATING HE INTENDED TO KILL HER, CAUSE HER SEVERE PHYSICAL INJURIES.))
SUPER=@Edwards;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=physical injuries.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today in Richmond, Russell's reward did NOT come without a fight.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT feed tape j 23:34:52
IN Q=And if

((SEN. KEN STOLLE: AND IF WE'RE GONNA START TO EXTEND THIS TO VICTIMS OF CRIMINALS, MY GUESS IS WE'RE GONNA HAVE A WHOLE HOST OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO COME IN HERE BEFORE US AND ASK FOR WORKER'S COMPENSATION TO BE EXTENDED.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=extended.
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VO-NAT


But other senators argued that UNLIKE police officers, the state could have provided Russell with a safe workplace.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT FEED TAPE J 23:32:46
IN Q=He is

((SEN. BO TRUMBO: HE IS STILL FREE. AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT IN FACT, SHE DOESN'T WHETHER OR NOT HE WILL SHOW UP AT HER DOORSTEP. SO THE TRAUMA CONTINUES.))
SUPER=@Trumbo;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=trauma continues.
TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


Russell's relief bill was originally sponsored by Delegate Dick Cranwell.
It now goes on to Governor Allen.

P-L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


Some Lynchburg citizens aren't opposing an industrial park-- just it's NAME.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The Lynchpin Industrial Center located off Route 221 is home to the new Frito Lay plant, still under construction.
But some residents and city leaders don't like the word "Lynchpin", claiming it sounds too negative.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:13:57//5:22:27
IN Q=Probably the

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: PROBABLY THE BIGGEST OBJECTION IS NOBODY KNOWS WHAT A LINCHPIN IS. LINCHPIN IS A PIN THAT HOLDS A WAGON WHEEL ON, AND TO ME THAT'S AN ARCHAIC THING TO BE NAMING AN INDUSTRIAL PARK, HOPEFULLY WE WOULD MOVE TOWARD SOMETHING A LITTLE MORE INNOVATIVE.)) ((LEE COBB/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR: WE HAVE AN INDUSTRIAL PARK THAT IS THE BASIS OF A FOUNDATION FOR OUR ECONOMIC FUTURE HERE IN THIS PART OF VIRGINIA, AND THEY WANT TO IMPLY THAT WE'RE THINKING INTO THE FUTURE.))
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
SUPER=01-Lee Cobb/Economic Development Director; :16
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=into the future.
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VO-NAT


Council will discuss a new name for the park next month.
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tease#2

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


Tonight on Primetime Sports-- Mike tells us about two Virginia Tech wrestlers who have made their way into the record books.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But first on Health Check-The number two best-selling book in America right now is called "The Arthritis Cure."
Some warn, though, you can't believe everything you read.
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WEFC!!! PAGE 504 MAX 2
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P-Jefferson-Tour


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The life of Thomas Jefferson hit the air tonight on P-B-S.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns' film is sparking a tourism push, linking all of the Jefferson sites across Virginia.
Steve Smallshaw takes us on a tour.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Four years of
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00 (quick!)
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :06
SUPER=01-Annie Eagan/Poplar Forest; :14
SUPER=@ssm1; :41
SUPER=01-Stevie Dovel/Lynchburg Chamber of Commerce; 1:04
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=News7, Bedford County.


(( Four years of filming went into Ken Burns' project on Thomas Jefferson, but scenes from his Poplar Forest retreat never made the final cut.
Instead of being upset, folks here have turned the whole project to their advantage.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:18:22
IN Q=The idea of

((ANNIE EAGAN/POPLAR FOREST: THE IDEA OF THE JEFFERSON'S VIRGINIA WAS TO REALLY TAKE THE FILM AS A LAUNCHING POINT TO GET PEOPLE TO COME TO THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND TOUR THOSE SITES THAT INSPIRED JEFFERSON'S LIFE.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=Jefferson's life.


57 dollars buys you the Jefferson passport, which opens the doors to nine major Jefferson sites across the state...from Colonial Williamsburg to the state Capitol to Natural Bridge.
Along the way, of course, are the must- see places like Monticello and Poplar Forest.
(/////SOT/////)

Standup
IN Q=4:03:20

((Thomas Jefferson called Poplar Forest his hidden treasure, and for the most part, tried to keep its location a secret. Ironically, it was the folks here who came up with the idea of the Jefferson Passport, which figures to lure even more tourists to Bedford County and eight other Jefferson sites across the state.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=across the state.


And what's good for Poplar Forest also should benefit the rest of central Virginia.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:43:33
IN Q=There are other

((STEVIE DOVEL/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: THERE ARE OTHER THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN LYNCHBURG, AND OF COURSE JEFFERSON HAD A MAJOR IMPACT ON A LOT OF OUR ATTRACTIONS, SO NOT ONLY DO WE WANT THEM TO GO TO POPLAR FOREST, BUT WE WANT THEM TO ENJOY THE AREA.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=enjoy the area.


Enjoy it at least as much as Thomas Jefferson did.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.)) Forecasts
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SUPER=331-Fair And Mild/Wind SW-10/40-42/Partly Sunny/Breezy & Warm/68-70;
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SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Wind SW-15/35-39/Morning Sun/Then Cloudy/60-63;
SUPER=X5001;

RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


If you like to tickle the ivories-- then our video of the day is for you-- check it out right here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Arthritis


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=Arthritis


A new book claims to have the cure, for treating the type of arthritis caused by wear and tear on the joints.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


So many arthritis sufferers are buying the book, "The Arthritis Cure"-- it's going to be number one on NEXT week's New York Times Best-Seller list.
Along with exercise and a healthy diet, the book says two over the counter food supplements-- Glucosamine and Condroitin Sulfate-- cannot only relieve pain but eliminate arthritis.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:18:36
IN Q=So this is the very

((DR. JASON THEODOSAKIS/AUTHOR: SO THIS IS THE VERY FIRST TIME THAT WE HAVE A TREATMENT THAT IS ACTUALLY DISEASE MODIFYING FOR OSTEO-ARTHRITIS))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jason Theodosakis/Author; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=osteo-arthritis.
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VO-NAT


Osteoarthritis is caused when cartilage cushioning bones breaks down because of wear and tear on the joints.
But many doctors say there is no hard proof that this treatment re-builds cartilage, as the author claims.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 20:19:33
IN Q=Snake oil

((DR. GERALD WEISSMANN/RHEUMATOLOGIST: SNAKE OIL, COPPER BRACELETS, FISH OIL, MAPLE SYRUP, ETC. I THINK THIS BOOK DESCRIBES A TREATMENT THAT FALLS IN THAT CATEGORY. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Gerald Weissmann/ Rheumatologist
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=that category.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Studies are now underway to measure the effectiveness of the supplements.
Until then, the best prescription for patients may be a healthy dose of skepticism.

P-Cherokee


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=alzheimer's disease


Researchers are looking to the Cherokee Indians-- it appears they may hold the key to understanding Alzheimer's Disease, since they report so few cases.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Singing NAT SOUND
SUPER=03-Tahlequah, OK; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Roger Rosenberg/University of Texas; :18
SUPER=01-Dr. Ralph Richeter/St. John Medical Center; :49 QUICK!!!
RUNS=:54
OUT Q=of the disease.

((
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SOT 17:26:07
IN Q=SINGING NAT SOUND
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=SINGING NAT SOUND


The answer just may be in the blood.
Researchers think it could be genetics-- that a particular, unique gene is why so few Cherokee get Alzheimer's Disease.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:27:07
IN Q=We need to

((DR. ROGER ROSENBERG, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN: WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE ITS THE FOURTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE OF COMPLICATIONS FROM ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=Alzheimer's disease.


Researchers hope to find out why the Cherokee of the Ozark Mountains, and Cree Indians in Canada-- as well as some Chinese and Japanese people are dramatically less affected by Alzheimers.
One connection-- similar ancestry.
The North American Indians are thought to have migrated from Asia thousands of years ago, and therefore may share an anti-Alzheimer's gene with Asians.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:27:45
IN Q=There will in

((DR. RALPH RICHTER, ST. JOHN MEDICAL CENTER: THERE WILL IN THE FUTURE BE WAYS OF PREVENTING THE ON-SET OF THE DISEASE.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=of the disease.

))
(----------------)
Connie VO-NAT


The search for the cause and for drugs to cure Alzheimer's is taking on a new urgency-- as the baby boom generation enters old age.
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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


For our video pick tonight-- it looks like a sports car, it sounds like a concert piano and has a price tag that combines the two.
Its called the pegasus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Paramus, NJ;


Take a look under the hood-- the power hood of course.
It's state of the art-- no woofer, no tweeter but a sound 88 keys.
This piano comes in four colors...including Ferarri Red.
It's no wonder- as the fiberglass body was designed by the ritzy car manufacturer.
It's a grand piano with a few more zeros-- the price tag: 150-thousand dollars.
The retailer says unlike a car, you never have to change the oil-- although it requires an occasional tune-up.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


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


Lots of primetime sports to get to, including a record breaking wrestling day for the Hokies, but first a note from the high school hard wood.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Eagles vs. Knights; :00


Cave Spring topped Franklin County 79-57 on the Knights hard wood in the Roanoke Valley District play in game. Alex Phillips led the way for Cave. Now your numbers.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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SUPER=x5009;
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Roads/5//Birmingham/2/2///Jacksonville/2//Mississippi/0/2//;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Florida/2//Pittsburgh/3/3///Calgary/3//Buffalo/5/3//;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-/Ottawa/6//Washington/1/3///Boston/1//Colorado/1/2/;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Phoenix/94/j/New York/95///j/Miami/111//Philadelphia/83///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/San Antonio/74//Utah/83/4///Denver/72//Chicago/94/3/Two Late

Games/;
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#24/87/j/Purdue/89//Final In Overtime/;
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SUPER=0098-/Temple/20//Virginia Tech/18/H///Ferrum/71/j/Greensboro/72///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Towson State///West Virginia/////Va. Union///Win. Salem St.////;
RUNS=:50

oc:...LAST SCORE."
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SP-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#tb97-1
GRAPHIC=atlantic 10


The Virginia Tech Hokies are in the Cassell tonight battling Atlantic 10 rival Temple in a late game that didn't tip off until after 9:30.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Temple vs. Tech - ESPN2; :00


Bobby Hussey, Bill Foster and Chris Ferguson looked a little tight before the tip knowing they needed a win tonight to keep their NIT hopes alive.
And Troy Manns would provide an early spark with the awesome dribble drive between defenders and to the rack for the hoop.
Manns would have the hot hand the entire first half, as he hits the three pointer.
SUPER=33-Temple/20/Virginia Tech/18/Halftime;


Right now the Hokies trail the Owls 20-to-18 at the half.
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SP-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-4
GRAPHIC=ODAC


In Women's ODAC action, Roanoke beat Emory and Henry 82-45 over at the bast center in Salem.
(----------------)
VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Wasps vs. Maroons; :00


Tonight marked the final home game for three special local products. Seniors Amthey Athey of Cave Spring, William Byrd's Ashley McCallum, and Blacksburg's Suzanne Moore all big contributors to the lady maroons 22 game winning streak.
All three would score in double figures tonight. Ahtey notches 2 of her 11 in the first half on this play.
The Lady Wasps always come to play. Sallie Lefter collects the
SUPER=33-Roanoke/82/Emory & Henry/45;

rebound and scores on the short jumper.
Athey also scored her 1 thousandth career point on this play, her 8th point of the game. The game was stopped momentarily while she was honored and Roanoke coasts to the 82-45 win.
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SP-Rivers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=THREE RIVERS


Onto the high school ranks where the Three Rivers district held its quarterfinal play in games tonight at Blacksburg high school.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Giles vs. Shawsville; :00


Giles came out in the second half looking to build on an 8 point lead as Landon Cassidy drives inside, misses the shot, but Adam Jones gets the board and the bucket.
The Shawnees tried to keep things from getting out of hand as Chad Basham finds Simon Jones underneath. He gets the hoop and the harm.
But the Spartans ball handling helped Giles blow it wide open as Ben Brown coverts the hoop and Giles wins it 71-to-44.
SUPER=04-Radford vs. Auburn;


In the nightcap, Rick Cormany and his Bobcats were looking to knock off the Auburn Eagles.
But the Eagles would get on the board first as Ryan Nolan finds Adam Loveday underneath for the layin.
Radford would fight back with Andrew Crowder passing to Adam Artrip - who drains the 3 to put the Bobcats in front.
The Bobcats continued to press as the defense gets the turnover and Tony Hash gets the layin. Radford wins it ____ to ____. The semi-finals are set for Thursday night.
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SP-Rasslin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
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The Virginia Tech wrestling team rolled to an easy 35-to-9 win over Carson Newman tonight by winning 8 of the 10 matches.
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The Hokies also had two wrestlers set records for the most wins in a season as senior co-captain John Dattalo, the ninth ranked grappler in the nation at 167 pounds pinned Andy Yoerger for his 36th win of the season.
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True freshman Eric Hall also broke the all-time single season victory mark as the 158 pounder improved his seasonal record to 36-and-8.
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Andrew Freiden has more on the future of Virginia's Wildlife Rescue-- and a twist-- one man involved, is facing murder charges.
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Plus the series, "women at work-- role models", tonight we'll meet the only professional woman firefighter in the valley.
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NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. Jean Jadhon will be along in half an hour on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching