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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... PARENTAL NOTIFICATION-- A BILL GOVERNOR ALLEN PROMISED, NOW ONLY NEEDS HIS SIGNATURE TO MAKE HISTORY IN THE COMMONWEALTH.
ALLEGATIONS OF RACISM CONTINUE IN WYTHEVILLE...THIS MORNING, A HATE MESSAGE IS FOUND SPRAY PAINTED ON THE ROAD NEAR A HIGH SCHOOL. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Thursday, February 20th- our Top Story
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VO-NAT


A Montgomery County Judge finds probable cause to certify charges against two Virginia Tech football players on to a grand jury.
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P-Crawford-Edmonds


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#597-03
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, You're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=va tech


Virginia Tech players James Crawford and Brian Edmonds face rape and sodomy charges-- after their accuser took the witness stand today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


A 19 year old Virginia Tech student attended a party at Crawford's and Edmonds' apartment.
She claims both men forced her to have sexual intercourse, as she called for help.
Both players deny the charges-- they've filed a 32 million dollar lawsuit against their accuser.
A defense attorney says there were inconsistencies in the woman's testimony.
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SOT 11 pm bite
IN Q=The story is out there

((MATT PETHYBRIDGE/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE STORY IS OUT THERE. THE TIMELINE IS OUT THERE FOR YOU TO TAKE A LOOK AT. YOU ALL CAN GET YOUR OWN TRANSCRIPTS AND TAKE A LOOK AT IT, AND SEE WHAT CONCLUSIONS YOU CAN REACH FROM THAT.))
SUPER=01-Matt Pethybridge/Defense Attorney;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=can reach from that.
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VO-NAT


Supporters of the defendants' cried after the judge announced his decision, even though the charges were expected to move on to the Grand Jury.
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P-wythe-schools


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=None


Alleged racial problems resurfaced in Wytheville...now civic leaders fear the situation could turn violent.
Earlier this week black students spoke out when a group of white students tied their jacket drawstrings into nooses.
Those students were suspended, but the problems aren't over.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


This morning, students and teachers were greeted with a racial slur painted on the road leading up to the school... and the adjacent school board office.
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IN Q=

((ROBERT GREEN/CONCERNED CITIZENS NETWORK: THEY HAD WROTE BURN NIGGER OUT TOWARD THE SCHOOL BOARD OFFICE AND THAT'S ALL I KNOW ABOUT THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Green/Concerned Citizens Network;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=know about that
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VO-NAT


That's all most anyone knows at this point.
We spoke with George Wythe principal R.T. Phillips.
He calls this latest incident "very unfortunate," but says at this point there's very little the school can do.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


The principal says since the racial slur was painted on public property, the school is not really involved in the investigation.
Phillips adds that at this point there's no evidence it was done by a student.

P-XGR


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-04
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Abortion opponents and Governor Allen scored a major victory today.
Lawmakers passed what abortion opponents call "true parental notification."
What may be most notable about today's vote is how heavily everyone lobbied on both sides, but how quietly it went into the record books.
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IN Q=This issue has been

(( ))
SUPER=01-Del. Thelma Drake/(R) Norfolk;
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OUT Q=would notify.
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VO-NAT


The first order of business was to strip off the amendment that the House committee had tacked on.
That would have expanded notification to other adult relatives.
That done, the bill that abortion opponents have fought for for so long was finally coming out of a second chamber -- with NO debate.
The vote: a whopping 74 to 26, with a rare smattering of applause following.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=abortion


All that's left now is Governor Allen's signature, for it to become law.

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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=murder investigaton


A man shot to death in Floyd County this week may have been killed over a rifle and a 20-year old car.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./Yesterday


The body of 38-year old Stanley W. Harmon was found yesterday morning at his home in the Buffalo Mountain area.
His rifle was missing, along with a 1977 Pontiac Firebird.
Police in West Virginia found the car in Greenbrier County last night.
SUPER=04-Tonight;


That led to the arrest of 18-year old Mark Anthony Beavers and 21-year old Jerry Wayne McKinney on auto theft and fugitive warrants.
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P-Giles-Murder


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-07

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co./Last Night;


A Giles County man has been charged in the murder of his girlfriend.
Benjamin Scot Elliott shot Misty Dawn Dellinger in the head at their home near Newport.
HE says it was an accident. County sheriff's investigators charged him with SECOND- degree murder and use of a firearm.
The two had lived together for the past couple of months in the mobile home where the shooting happened.
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No one is ruled out as a potential suspect in the murder of a six-year-old beauty queen....now authorities are focusing on the death of the girl's stepsister.
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VO-NAT


And the College of Health Sciences is outgrowing its digs-- plans for the campus, just ahead when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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WEFC!!! PAGE 504 MAX 2
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P-Ramsey


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


Police in Colorado say they'll look into how JonBenet Ramsey's 22-year old stepsister died.
John Ramsey's daughter from his first marriage, died in a car crash in 1992.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boulder, CO/December 1996;


A city spokesman refused to say why the stepsisters autopsy has become part of the investigation.
Meanwhile police aren't saying much anything.
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SOT 14:05:21
IN Q=Our investigations

((KELVIN MCNEILL/POLICE SPOKESMAN: OUR INVESTIGATION IS MOVING FORWARD. WE CONTINUE TO BE IN CONTACT WITH COUNSEL FOR THE RAMSEY FAMILY. OUR RELATIONSHIP CONTINUES TO BE COOPERATIVE.))
SUPER=01-Kelvin McNeill/Boulder Police Spokesman;
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OUT Q=to be cooperative."
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VO-NAT


McNeill says they haven't ruled anyone out as a potential suspect.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Some of the most valuable information may be D-N-A, the kind of scientific evidence that could link body fluids and hair found at the murder scene to that from potential suspects.
Police say those samples are just about ready to be sent to the lab.


P-Carroll-Liquor


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-03
GRAPHIC=none


The Carroll County Board of Supervisors must now take its fight to the Governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, the Senate passed a bill that would allow the Olde Mill Golf Resort to sell mixed drinks in it's restaurant.
SUPER=03-Carroll Co.;


That's even though Carroll County voters have NOT approved liquor by the drink.
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SOT 15:59:26
IN Q=I know there

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS: I KNOW THERE ARE MANY PARTS...COMMUNITIES.))
sot 16:02:14

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: THIS HAS BEEN DONE...BY THE DRINK.))
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VO-NAT


The bill was sponsored by Roanoke Democrat Chip Woodrum.
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P-L'burg-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


Two candidates are already gearing up to run for Lynchburg sheriff-- even though the election is eight months away.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Retired Lynchburg police officer Ron Gillispie says it's time for a change in that office.
The sheriff's department has come under fire recently after a female deputy claimed she'd been sexually harassed on the job.
But Gillispie says he "won't" make that a campaign issue.
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SOT 4:28:06
IN Q=It might be

((RON GILLISPIE/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF CANDIDATE: IT MIGHT BE A SITUATION WHERE LATER ON I COULD LOOK AT THE POSSIBILITY OF PUTTING IN SOME HARRASSMENT TYPE POLICIES, BUT I'M NOT PLANNING ON MAKING IT AN ISSUE.))
SUPER=01-Ron Gillispie/Lynchburg Sheriff Candidate; :00
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OUT Q=making it an issue.
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VO-NAT


23- year incumbent Lawrence Simpson is confident his department will be cleared.
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SOT 5:04:27
IN Q=There are always

((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: THERE ARE ALWAYS TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY AND WHATEVER HAS BEEN SAID ON ONE SIDE IS NOT NECESSARILY THE FACTS INVOLVED IN THE OTHER SIDE.))
SUPER=01-Lawrence Simpson/Lynchburg Sheriff; :00
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OUT Q=the other side.
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VO-NAT


Simpson has filed his paperwork but has not officially announced his candidacy.
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P-Health-Sciences


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=none


The College of Health Sciences is planning to relocate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At a news conference this morning, the school received the deed to 38 acres of land just west of Dixie Caverns.
The tract was donated by American Electric Power.
College officials say they expect to outgrow their current Roanoke facility in the next few years.
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SOT
IN Q=10:33:51

((DR. HARRY NICKENS/COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: THE GROWTH... BECAUSE JOBS ARE THERE... IS JUST GOING TO CONTINUE. NOT ONLY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA, BUT THROUGHOUT VIRGINIA AND THE NATION. SO OUR CHALLENGE IS TO CONTINUE TO BE AHEAD OF THE JOB DEMAND CURVE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Harry Nickens/College of Health Sciences;
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OUT Q=demand curve
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=none


The College of Health Sciences currently has around 550 students.
That number is expected to increase by more than 35- percent by the time the new campus is opened.
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In tonight's Health Check report--
A top panel of experts says while there's little scientific evidence, it seems smoking marijuana may actually help some patients.
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VO-NAT


And....the next 24 hours are crucial, but actress Elizabeth Taylor is doing well after undergoing surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. A progress report when we come back.
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WEFC!!! PAGE 504 MAX 2
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P-Taylor


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=NONE


Elizabeth Taylor is as used to surgery as she is stardom.
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VO-NAT


The screen legend has gone under the knife some 20 times in her life-- survived two near fatal bouts of pneumonia, overcome addictive painkillers-- and now, survived an operation to remove a tumor in her brain.
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SOT 20:03:50
IN Q=At the

((DR. MARTIN COOPER, CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER:AT THE REQUEST OF THE FAMILY I AM ALLOWED TO SAY THAT MS. TAYLOR IS RESTING COMFORTABLY IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT HERE AT THE HOSPITAL, THE TUMOR APPEARS TO BE BENIGN, THE TUMOR IS TOTALLY REMOVED, AND SHE WILL BE IN THE INTENSIVE CARE UNIT FOR A DAY OR SO.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Martin Cooper/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; :
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-ABC; :


The next 24 hours though, are extremely important-- but all indications are that Taylor will recover fully.
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Forecasts
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ANCHOR=Connie


THere's more News-7 Primetime straight ahead right here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Marijuana


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


A panel of experts at the National Institute of Health has spent the past two days, taking up the issue of the possible medicinal benefits of marijuana.
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SOT 20:15:17
IN Q=I'm in a

((ANDREW HASERFELD: I'M IN A WHEELCHAIR ALREADY--DO YOU WANT TO SEE ME IN JAIL.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bethesda, MD; :


In a debate often ruled by politics and passion...the advisory panel drew this preliminary conclusion.
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SOT 20:15:34
IN Q=For some of

(( DR. WILLIAM BEAVER/GEORGETOWN U. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: FOR SOME OF THESE INDICATIONS, THERE IS A RATIONALE FOR LOOKING FURTHER INTO THE THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA.))
SUPER=01-Dr. William Beaver/Georgetown Univ. School of Medicine; :
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=of marijuana.
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VO-NAT


Final recommendations on what to do about marijuana are still about four weeks away.
If the panel comes out against marijuana, it may give the Clinton Administration more ammunition to go after doctors who prescribe it.
Otherwise, it could open up a whole new chapter into the investigation of marijuana as medicine.
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P-Exceptional


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=education


Governor Allen declared this week "Exceptional Children's Week"-- a time to learn more about learning disabilities.
In recent years, we've heard a great deal about conditions like dyslexia and Attention Deficit Disorder.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell takes us on a tour of one school, helping kids find their own way of learning.
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SOT
IN Q=A visit to the Achievement Center
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=07-Jared Palmer; :15
SUPER=01-Barbara Ann Whitwell/The Achievement Center; :39
SUPER=07-Jonathan Carriker; 1:09
SUPER=@Joe2; 1:20
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=JD for health check.


((A visit to the Achievement Center finds an atmosphere of quiet accomplishment.
While some students work at their desks, others receive individual attention from their teachers.
SOT 14:00:28 tape 2
IN Q=Are you glad

((JARED PALMER: ARE YOU GLAD YOU CAME HERE? YEAH. WHY? BECAUSE I'VE LEARNED HOW TO READ BETTER AND I'M DOING A LOT BETTER IN MATH THAN I WAS.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=than I was.


Sharing the campus of Roanoke Catholic School, the Achievement Center is an independent, non- sectarian facility.
Since 1975, enrollment has grown from fewer than 25 students to more than 90, expanding into portable classrooms behind the main building.
SOT 14:13:45 tape 2
IN Q=I think that people

((BARBARA ANN WHITWELL/THE ACHIEVEMENT CENTER: I THINK THAT PEOPLE OFTEN LOOK AT THE L-D CHILD AND THINK THAT THEY ARE DUMB, THINK THAT THEY ARE SLOW, THINK THAT THEY ARE LAZY, CALL THEM CARELESS, YOU KNOW, AND NONE OF THESE THINGS APPLY TO THESE CHILDREN. THEY ARE BRIGHT CHILDREN WHO ARE TRYING AS HARD AS THEY CAN. AND THEY WANT TO LEARN AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR, TO HELP THEM TO LEARN IN A WAY IN WHICH THEY CAN.))
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OUT Q=a way in which they can.


That alternative approach is one that stresses phonetics, and employs all of the senses.
Students say it works.
SOT 13:47:34 tape 1
IN Q=What's made the difference?

((JONATHAN CARRIKER: WHAT'S MADE THE DIFFERENCE? PROBABLY LESS PRESSURE, BECAUSE IN MAIN SCHOOLS THEY SOMETIMES WANT YOU TO GET ALL OF THAT WORK DONE AS FAST AS YOU CAN AND HERE THEY SAY TRY TO TAKE YOUR TIME AND JUST GET IT DONE, AND HOPEFULLY YOU GET IT RIGHT.))
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OUT Q=hopefully you get it right.


For students with learning disabilities, frustrated by traditional teaching, that can be a powerful message.
Joe Dashiell for health check.))

cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-10
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GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Do you remember your school days?
If you graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, tonight's video of
the day will bring back some memories. (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Lexington;


It's the day that every RAT at V-M-I waits for..."Breakout" Day.
This afternoon, members of the class of 2000 faced their final obstacle as rats.
One cadet from Vinton says the experience was worth it and he'd do it again.
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SOT 5:31:51
IN Q=It was just

((JOHN HARTSOCK: IT WAS JUST APPREHENSION. NOBODY KNEW WHAT TO EXPECT. WE KNEW WE WERE GOING TO GET MUDDY BUT THAT WAS ABOUT IT. WHEN WE HIT THE HILL ALL THE THOUGHTS WENT AWAY AND JUST WANTED TO GET TO THE TOP OF THE HILL. ))
SUPER=75-John Hartsock/VMI Rat from Vinton;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=of the hill.
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VO-NAT


The annual ritual is said to establish a bond between first and fourth year classmen.
It gives rats their last chance to prove themselves to everyone who has done it before.
The school's superintendent knows all too well about the experience.
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SOT 4:36:58
IN Q=I remember how

((MAJ. GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: I REMEMBER HOW TOUGH IT WAS BUT AT THE SAME TIME YOU'RE SO EXCITED YOU KNOW YOU'RE SO CLOSE TO FINALIZING THAT IT'S NOT THAT BAD.))
SUPER=75-Maj. Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=not that bad.
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VO-NAT


Bunting says the rats can look forward to August when they'll be on the other end.
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Sp-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME LARGE


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, Hokie lowlights from DC, Floyd-Radford hoop highlights from the Three Rivers district, and Jeff Burton getting ready for the rock.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;


But first, the Panthers signed another talented linebacker today to go with their trio of pro-bowl backers.
Former Houston Oiler Michael Barrow signs a five year, $19 million dollar deal.
Now these numbers.
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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 dropped their seasonal record to an even 500 with a 69 to 52 loss to the George Washington Colonials in Atlantic 10 action tonight in DCTERMS.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Washington DC/HTS; :00


The first half of this game was an absolute nightmare for the Hokies as they failed to score a basket in the first 8 minutes and 24 seconds.
And oh yes, did I mention that the Hokies also turned the ball over 17 times in the first half.
Bill Foster was absolutely beside himself. Finally, Russ Wheeler would finally get this basket to fall from the baseline, but the Hokies still trailed GW 30-to-16 at halftime.
The second half wasn't a whole lot better as the Colonials pushed the lead to 21 with 15 minutes to go.
The Hokies fall to 13-and-13 with the 69 to 52 loss.
GW also tried to physically take the Hokies out. J.J. Brade jerks Jim
SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/52/G.Washington/69;

Jackson to the floor by his jersey.
No need for any punches - the Hokies were already knocked out.
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SP-Floyd


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-28
GRAPHIC=three rivers


The Three Rivers district boys basketball semi-finals are taking place tonight at Blacksburg high school.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Radford vs. Floyd Co.; :00


In the opener, top seeded Floyd County took on hot shooting Radford as Tony Hash slices through the Buffaloes defense and scores off the glass.
Then the Bobcats Adam Artrip would step outside and drill the three pointer from beyond the arc for Rick Cormany's team.
But Floyd would start flexing its superior inside muscle. 6-4 senior Derek Saunders crashes the offensive board and gets the putback.
SUPER=33-Radford/54/Floyd Co./56;


And Junior Travis Cantrell creates a jumper off the drive and Floyd County advances to Saturday night's title game with the tight 56-to-54 win.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD THREE RIVERS


They will meet the winner of tonight's Glenvar-Giles game.

Sp-Burton


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=the rock


The warm weather has definitely followed the Winston Cup drivers up from Daytona as they get set for this weekend's activities at the North Carolina Motor Speedway in Rockingham.
SS=Jeff Burton


South Boston's Jeff Burton is anxious to get back to the Rock for this weekend's Goodwrench 400.
But he some work to do to top last year's season opening performance.
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IN Q=First audio
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1996;:00
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/91 Career Winston Cup Starts; :00
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=...THAT THIS YEAR."
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(( As the newest member of Jack Roush racing, Jeff Burton was outside looking in last season, trying to find his place amongst veteran team members Mark Martin and Jack Roush.
But the Exide battery team came out of blocks on fire, finishing 5th at Daytona, 13th at Rockingham and 4th at Richmond to move into second place in the points standings. ((JEFF BURTON:))
But reality set in the next week in Atlanta when Burton failed to even qualify for the race. His absence killed his chances of finishing in the top 10 in the final points standings, but as Rick Mast found out last week making races on your reputation is no longer possible in Winston Cup racing.)) ((JEFF BURTON:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=ROCKINGHAM


The News 7 sports team will be in Rockingham tomorrow for qualifying, and of course highlights for you tomorrow night.

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There's more news--coming up in 30-minutes...Here's what
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dissolve to boards working on for NEWS-7 at 11 over on WDBJ-7.
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SUPER=76-Women Role Models;


Denise Allen continues her series on women at work-- tonight an interview with the director of the Bradley Free Clinic.
SUPER=77-Glass Ceiling?


How hard is it for women to shatter what's called the glass ceiling?
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Jean Jadhon will be along in half an hour on WDBJ-7. Have a good night. Thanks for joining us for NEWS-7 Primetime.