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

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
A VIRGINIA TECH STUDENT HAS DIED FROM THE BACTERIA THAT CAUSES MENINGITIS...NOW STUDENTS WHO HAD CLOSE CONTACT ARE BEING ASKED TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL.
TWO DOZEN SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS ARE GIVEN A BREAK, FOLLOWING THE DEATH OF A BEDFORD COUNTY POLICE INFORMANT. ))
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OUT Q=bedford Co. police informant.




top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Thursday, February 27th- our Top Story
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SOT 5pm video open
IN Q=The state

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE STATE DOES ENFORCE FEDERAL LAWS.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=federal laws.
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VO-NAT


Attorney General Jim Gilmore is given a very public reprimand from the Governor.
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P-FDA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-09
SS=n-7pt


Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=virginia seal


It's been quite a day for the Commonwealth--
This morning, Virginia was the lone state in the nation standing up against the Food and Drug Administration's tobacco regulations that take effect tomorrow.
It all started with a Washington Post article with an interview
SS=gilmore

from Attorney General Jim Gilmore's spokesman-- talking about the regulations.
SS=allen


Then fellow republican Governor George Allen heard the news.
Ellen Qualls brings us up to date.
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IN Q=In that article
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 16; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :16
SUPER=01-Anne Donley/Va. GASP; :41
SUPER=@Ellen1; :51
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=news-7 richmond

(( In that article, Gilmore spokesman Mark Miner, seen here a few weeks ago with his boss, was quoted as saying: pre pro page one "They're federal laws. States don't enforce federal laws."
But massive resistance-like thinking is NOT the image fellow Republican George Allen chose to present today.
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SOT 02:41:08

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THAT FEDERAL LAW WILL BE OBEYED AND IT WILL ENFORCED IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. NOT JUST BY FEDERAL AGENTS, BUT ALSO BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. AND SO THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE. THAT'S THE FACTS. I'M THE GOVERNOR. THAT'S WHAT OUR ADMINISTRATION'S DOING.))
RUNS=:14


Gilmore's spokesman is NOT alone.
Virginia Health commissioner Randy Gordon also did NOT speak to us today... but health officials and anti-smoking advocates also understood Gilmore's position to be one of NOT enforcing the regs.
sot 04:20:27

((ANNE DONLEY/Va. GASP: IF THE GOVERNOR HAD NOT COME OUT PUBLICLY... NOT ANY MISUNDERSTANDING.))
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(( ))
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p-vinton-fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=fire


A Roanoke County Fire Marshal is investigating a house fire at this hour in Vinton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


The blaze broke out around 8 o'clock at a home on South Pacific Drive.
When firefighters arrived, there was heavy smoke coming from the basement and several rooms on the main floor.
Two adults and one child were at home when the fire broke out.
They were not injured.
No word yet on the cause of the blaze.
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p-Meningitis


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#FROM 597=05/NET-D
GRAPHIC=meningitis
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


An 18 year- old Virginia Tech student has died from Meningococcemia.
(Meninjuh-cox-see-mia)


Austin Fox of Orange, was admitted to Montgomery Regional Hospital with a bloodstream infection yesterday-- he died early this morning.
Fox lived on the fourth floor of Shanks Hall on the Tech campus.
Health officials want other students on the floor or anyone else who had CLOSE personal contact with Fox to take an antibiotic.
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SOT 7:50:26
IN Q=

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: HE WAS IN A DORM SITUATION AT TECH. I UNDERSTAND APPROXIMATELY 60 STUDENTS IN THAT DORM. WE'RE LOOKING PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO SHARED THE SAME BATHROOM AS THE STUDENT. AND THESE ARE BEING IDENTIFIED, AS WELL AS OTHER CLOSE PERSONAL CONTACTS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Dir.;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q= close personal contacts.
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Students with questions may contact Tech's Student Health Services at 231-5158.
This is the first meningitis death in the New River Valley since two people died in 1992.
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TALENT=CONNIE
SS=HOLD


Meningitis is spread through close contact, such as kissing or sharing eating utensils, or living in the same household with a carrier for an extended period.

P-Infectious


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 596-29
GRAPHIC=HOLD


Some other notes-- meningitis is a rare but lethal disease that causes swelling in the brain and spinal chord.
There are two major kinds of meningitis, bacterial and viral.
Bacterial can be deadly--
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VO-NAT


We've heard about other such cases in recent years around the region... though there are treatments.
Symptoms include:
--Fever
--Headache
--Stiff neck & back
--Nausea
--Skin rash.
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P-Ramsey


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-A
GRAPHIC=MURDER INV.


Investigators now have more questions about the alibi of Jon Bonet Ramsey's 20 year old stepbrother.
Police have reportedly been trying to verify his whereabouts when the girl was killed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boulder, CO;


Meanwhile authorities say the investigation is on track.
Two detectives are just back from a ten day trip looking for clues.
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SOT 15:13:11
IN Q=

((THEY WERE IN WEST VIRGINIA, ARIZONA, GEORGA, ILLIONOIS AND OHIO AND BASICALLY THEY WERE DOING INTERVIEWS, GATHERING INFORMATION THAT'S ESSENTIAL TO THE CASE.)))
SUPER=01-Leslie Aaholm/Boulder City Spokesperson;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=TO THE CASE."
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VO-NAT


Six year old Jon Bonet Ramsey was found murdered in the family's home the day after Christmas.
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P-Girl-X


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# NET-e

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago; :


Police in Chicago are frustrated that noone is coming forward with information on the horrendous assault of another little girl-- near death since early last month.
The nine-year-old they call Girl X was found lying on a landing in a housing project--
Someone had cornered her-- then smashed her skull, strangled, raped and poisoned her.
Police resent not only how horrible the case is-- but the difference in the amount of attention it's received, compared with the case of JonBenet Ramsey.
The differences:
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SOT 1:21:32
IN Q=An affluent

((PAUL JENKINS/CHICAGO POLICE SPOKESMAN: AN AFFLUENT AND ATTRACTIVE YOUNG PERSON AS OPPOSED TO AN UNKNOWN LOWER INCOME YOUNG PERSON. ))
SUPER=01-Paul Jenkins/Chicago Police Spokesman; :
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=young person.
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VO-NAT


The girl is recovering in a rehabilitation center.
But so far there's been no national spotlight on the case-- and no break-through in the investigation.
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P-Bedford-Drugs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=legal scales


He was a valuable police informant in Bedford County before he died--
Now charges against at least two dozen suspected drug dealers will be dropped.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Month;


Nearly 30 people were rounded up last month as part of "Operation Crackdown".
The arrests stemmed from undercover drug buys made by an informant for the Bedford County sheriff's department.
That informant died of a heart attack two weeks ago, and without his testimony, the cases can't go forward.
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SOT 00:38:52
IN Q=We're disappointed

((LT. JOHN MCCANE/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: WE'RE DISAPPOINTED WITHOUT QUESTION. WE'RE DISAPPOINTED FIRST FROM THE STANDPOINT BECAUSE WE LOST A FRIEND. THE INFORMANT WAS WELL KNOWN TO SEVERAL OF US INCLUDING MYSELF, AND SECONDLY, THESE PEOPLE WON'T HAVE THEIR DAY IN COURT. THE COMMONWEALTH FEELS AS WE DO THAT THE CASES WERE STRONG, THAT THEY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE LED TO CONVICTIONS AND IN BEDFORD COUNTY, LENGTHY SENTENCES ARE THE RULE, AND WE'RE DISAPPOINTED FROM THAT STANDPOINT.))
SUPER=01-Lt. John McCane/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=from that standpoint.
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VO-NAT


McCane says the operation still sends the message that the Sheriff's Department will not tolerate illegal drugs in Bedford County.
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ANCHOR=Connie
(toss to Robin Reed)
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ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
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Hit the books hard in community college and you'll be compensated...that's the latest state-wide incentive plan.
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VO-NAT


And creditors were geared up to seize motorcycles and other vehicles from a Roanoke store-- more on the story when News-7 Primetime continues-- here on WEFC.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Community-College


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=education


If you get good grades in community college, a new state bill will help you cash in on your success.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Starting in July of 1998, full- time students earning a "B" average or better during their first year of school are eligible for a paid scholarship their second year.
But the community college incentive scholarship program does have one more requirement--
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SOT 9:49:36
IN Q=If they are

((MARK EMICK/VA WESTERN COMM. COLLEGE: IF THEY ARE ENROLLED FULL TIME IN A PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE COOPERATION OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS A PROGRAM THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Mark Emick/Virginia Western Comm. College;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=BUSINESS COMMUNITY
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VO-NAT


Emick says the scholarship will help community colleges develop more economic partnerships across the state.
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P-Gio's


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmo/jja
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=None


It's been a landmark on Williamson Road for years...now Gio's Cycle Mart is STALLING financially.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Creditors were at the shop today hoping to seize 220 motorcyles, four wheelers, and jet skis-
But they were forced to stop- because creditors say Gio's filed bankruptcy.
According to court documents, Gio's owes (Doy-tcha) Deutsche Financial Services Corporation more than 730- thousand dollars.
Sources say Gios also owes Kawasaki up to a million dollars.
Gio's was closed this afternoon and attempts to reach company officials were unsuccessful.
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p-Sports-Journal


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Roanoke Valley will soon have a publication exclusively covering local sports.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The same people that publish the Blue Ridge Business Journal unveiled their newest creation this afternoon-- The Roanoke Valley Sports Journal.
It will cover high school and recreational sports.
The Journal will also cover local college athletics and local professional teams in the Roanoke Valley.
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SOT 14:48:27
IN Q=The Business

((JOHN MONTGOMERY/SPORTS JOURNAL PUBLISHER: THE BUSINESS JOURNAL HAS A BROADER AREA OF CIRCULATION, INTO LYNCHBURG AND THE NEW RIVER VALLEY. BUT WE DECIDED TO START SMALL START WITH THE ROANOKE METRO AREA, AND SEE HOW WE DO WITH THAT.))
SUPER=01-John Montgomery/Sports Journal Publisher;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=with that.
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VO-NAT


Among those heading up the project, Sam Lazzaro, a former Salem Avalanche baseball executive.
He says the concept has received overwhelming support from potential advertisers.
The Sports Journal will debut as a free insert in the April edition of the Blue Ridge Business Journal.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The side kick of Radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh was on the air in the New River Valley today...
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VO-NAT


And residents in two counties are pleasantly surprised as the Air Force announces it's suspending plans to increase some low-level training flights.
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P-Low-Jets


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's being called a guarded victory for residents of Highland and Pocahontas Counties.
Today, the Air Force announced it is suspending plans to increase low-level training flights over the region.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Langley AFB;


Residents have been voicing fierce opposition since they learned the Air Force wanted to expand the military operations area, and dramatically increase the number of flights.
SUPER=03-Highland Co.;


Highland County Attorney Melissa Dowd says it's wonderful to see Virginia's least- populated county receive such clear attention from its public officials.
Three congressmen and four senators became involved in the controversy.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Dowd also says residents will remain vigilant, because the Air Force could revive the proposal in the future.

P-Medved


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=None


Rush Limbaugh fans tuned in today to hear his radio show being broadcast nationwide from Christiansburg radio station W-F-N-R 710 A-M.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Noted film critic and political historian Michael Medved was sitting in as substitute host.
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SOT 5:39:01
IN Q=

((MICHAEL MEDVED/SUBSTITUTE "RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW" HOST: HERE RUNNING "THE RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW" FROM THE NEW RIVER VALLEY IN SOUTHWESTERN VIRGINIA. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Medved/Substitute Host;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=Southwestern Virginia.
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VO-NAT


Medved made sure to hit some local topics, calling the Supreme Court ruling forcing V-M-I to admit women "an incredibly foolish and destructive decision."
W-F-N-R just enjoyed the limelight.
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SOT 5:53:10
IN Q=

((BOB TRAVIS/TRAVIS BROADCASTING OWNER: IT ESTABLISHED THE STATION AS A TALK SHOW STATION, WHICH IS THE TREND CERTAINLY IN A-M RADIO. AND TO HAVE THE LEADER IN TALK SHOWS, THE RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOW ORIGINATING FROM HERE MEANS A LOT TO THE STATION. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Travis/Travis Broadcasting Owner;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=to the station.
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VO-NAT


Medved spoke at Washington and Lee University tonight.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Showers Late/50-52/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Likely/53-55;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Showers Late/55-58/Mostly Cloudy/Showers Likely/54-56;
SUPER=332-Clouds With/Showers Possible/47-49/Occasional Rain/Wind SE-10/50-53;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Wind NW-10/48-50/Mostly Cloudy/With Drizzle/50-52;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Winds Diminish/40-42/Rain Likely/Wind SE-10/53-55;
SUPER=X5001;

RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


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

P-AIDS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=AIDS


Better treatment for AIDS, along with counseling and testing-- are being credited with the first significant decline in deaths from the disease.
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VO-NAT


The government says in the first six months of last year, deaths from AIDS fell by 13-percent from the previous year.
But not all the news is good. While there's been a substantial drop in deaths among white gay men, the reduction among blacks and hispanics is far smaller.
Women and heterosexuals actually increased.
And nothing has changed in the developing world.
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SOT 20:20:06
IN Q=It is increasingly

(( DONNA SHALALA/HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY: IT IS INCREASINGLY A DISEASE OF WOMEN, OF CHILDREN. IT IS INCREASINGLY A DISEASE RELATED TO INTRAVENOUS DRUG USERS. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Shalala/Health & Human Services Secretary; :
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=drug users.
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VO-NAT


The new figures don't include the effect of expensive drug cocktails and protease inhibitors.
They weren't widely used until mid- 1996.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Time for our video of the day-- the greens don't necesarily have to be green and lush to play a round of golf.
Some will settle for white and frosty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Newport, VT; :


Golf is Butch Labounty's obsession.
His goal in life.. to play golf everyday of the year.. despite the bitter Vermont winters.
He works at night.. golfs by day.. and tries to avoid at least one hazard his fellow duffers aren't likely to face.
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SOT 6:21:23
IN Q=When there's no

((WHEN THERE'S NO SNOW ON THERE I BOUNCE THEM RIGHT OFF THAT BRANCH. ))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=that branch.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Mauna Kea, HI; :


And speaking of snow, even though it happened yesterday-- we still think it's a pretty neat site.
Take a look at these shots of SNOW in Hawaii.
There were two inches of the white stuff on (MOW-NUH KAY-UH) Mauna Kea-- and still more snow fell overnight as a winter storm passed over the islands, already causing more than a million dollars in damage.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Postseason hoops are in control of tonight's Primetime sports here on WEFC.
High school regional highlights from Fleming, Pulaski and Martinsville plus, the ODAC women's tournament.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Radford vs. C. Southern; :00


But first Radford opened the Big South women's tourney with a 77-to-57 win over Charleston Southern today.
Kim Hairston had 18 points and 11 assists.
Radford has won the past seven tournament titles.
Now some more tournament scores.
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SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0098-j/UNC Greensboro/68//UMBC/50//Big South Women//C.

Southern/57/j/Radford/77///;
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SUPER=0098-/Ferrum/53/j/Greensboro/56//Dixie Women/j/Averett/66//N.C.

Wesleyan/58///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Roanoke/68//Lynchburg/50//ODAC Women/j/Emory &

Henry/81//Rand.-Macon/72///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Bridgewater/78//Va. Wesleyan/55//ODAC Women/j/Guilford/66//W &

L/52///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/V.M.I./87//Furman/84//Southern First Round//Va.

Tech/66/j/LaSalle/81//A-10 Women/;
RUNS=:25

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


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST REGION


The William Fleming Colonels lost to George Washington high school twice during the regular season, but tonight when it mattered most the Colonels beat the defending state champs to earn a trip to the state tournament.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/G.W. Danville vs. Fleming; :00


A trip to Saturday night's regional championship in Northern Virginia was also on the line tonight.
And Fleming scored early with some good ball movement, as Jaron Walker gets the hoop and the harm inside.
GW countered that with Charles Stephens. The steal, the jam and the Eagles are back in business.
Marcus Cunningham would then drive and nail the off-balance jumper to give GW the lead.
But Fleming outscores the Eagles 17-to-5 in the final four minutes of
SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/60/Wm. Fleming/75;

the game. Brad Dunleavy leads the way with a game high 21 as Fleming grounds the Eagles 75-to-60.
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SP-Pulaski


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST REGION


In the Northwest Region girl's game tonight down in Pulaski, the Lady Cougars also ended the Lady Eagles season with a 65 to 48 win.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./G.Washington vs. Pulaski Co.; :00


Head Coach Buddy Farris and his girls were ready to get this game in the books and put away the Western district champs.
And Pulaski was hot early. Lisa Skeens dishes to sophomore sensation Katrina Williams who converts the layin.
This time Williams was the giver, and Robin Bowers takes her pass and drops the short jumper for the Lady Cougars.
GW would battle back and get within four as Shana Price goes coast to coast for the bounce in off the glass.
SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/48/Pulaski Co./65;


But Pulaski would prevail. Mandy Sexton tosses to Sarah Donald, who hit the "J". Pulaski moves onto to the state quarterfinals with the 65 to 48 win.
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Sp-Bearcats


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=REGION IV


Let's now head down to Martinsville for tonight's Region IV semi-finals between Martinsville and Virginia High.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Bearcats vs. Bulldogs; :00


Bulldogs head coach Troy Wells gave his team some added instruction before the start of the second quarter.
And the Dogs would get agressive on the offensive end with Manti Venable, who goes straight up the middle and converts the short jumper.
Virginia High's Karon Smith would then take a nice pass inside and convert the layin for the Bearcats.
But back come the Bulldogs with Leander Preston picking up the loose ball and hitting the three at the first half buzzer.
SUPER=33-Virginia High/55/Martinsville/68;


Martinsville goes on to beat Virginia High 68 to 55 to advance to the Region IV title game.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=REGION IV


With the win, the Dogs have earned a spot in the state quarterfinals!

SP-ODAC


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


The two teams that battled for the ODAC championship last year met very different fates in the first round of this year's tournament.
Steve Mason has more on a Roanoke win and a Randolph-Macon loss.
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Salem/Hornets vs. Maroons; :00
SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke Head Coach; :
SUPER=33-Roanoke/68/Lynchburg/50; :
SUPER=01-Amy Athey/26 Points & 9 Rebounds; :
SUPER=@Steve1; :
SUPER=01-Aimee Beightol/Injured Macon Player; :
SUPER=04-Wasps vs. Yellow Jackets; :
SUPER=33-Emory & Henry/81/Randolph-Macon/72; :
RUNS=1:50
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


That's it for us tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime, but there's more news--coming
up later... Here's what we're(----------------)

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SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Warranty Woes;


A dispute over warranty work at a local auto dealership got ugly--as a disgruntled customer was picked up by police, fingerprinted and booked on a criminal warrant.
SUPER=77-Holiday Mitsubishi;

Keith Humphry tells us the story involving Holiday Mitsubishi.
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Jean Jadhon will be along in 30-minutes over on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. SUPER=#4037 close/id