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ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
FOR SOME VIRGINIA TECH STUDENTS THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF SPRING BREAK HAVE BEEN SPENT COOPED UP RATHER THAN IN CANCUN.
THE FIGHT FOR CONRAIL SEEMS TO BE NEARING AN END-- AS CSX AND NORFOLK SOUTHERN HAVE REPORTEDLY AGREED TO SHARE. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=AGREED TO SHARE.


top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Monday, March Third-- our Top Story
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VO-NAT


Is it just political heat or real heat on the streets?
Statistics indicate Virginia is the NEW number one source-state for guns used in crimes in New York City...but how accurate are the figures?
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p-virginia-guns


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-06
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
A New York Congressman and New Jersey Senator fired the first round of debate,
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VO-NAT from 97-5
SUPER=03-New York/February 23;

just one week after the shooting rampage at New York City's Empire State building. The gun used there came from Florida.
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IN Q=

((SEN. BOB TORRICELLI/D- NEW JERSEY: NO ONE IN FLORIDA, THE CAROLINAS OR VIRGINIA SHOULD WANT TO PROFIT BY THE SUFFERING OF PEOPLE IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Torricelli/(D) New Jersey;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=new jersey.
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VO-NAT


The politicians pulled up some numbers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms...where Virginia emerged the NEW number one provider of guns used in New York City crimes.
But Governor George Allen's office and the ATF say those statistics aren't complete-- and are lacking the "street age" of the guns.
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IN Q=
sot 05:51:57

((BILL DUNHAM/ATF AGENT: A LARGE NUMBER OF GUNS THAT WERE TRAFFICKED EARLY ON IN THE '90s PRIOR TO ONE GUN A MONTH LEGISLATION IN VIRGINIA MAY STILL BE ON THE STREETS IN NEW YORK. AND AS THEY'RE RECOVERED AND TRACED, IT'S SHOWING VIRGINIA AS A SOURCE STATE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Dunham/ATF Agent;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=source state.
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VO-NAT


The average age of a gun seized in a crime is six years old.
Virginia's one gun a month law is only four years old.
The A-T-F suggests gun-runners may visit West Virginia, where sales are still unrestricted.
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P-Pot-Bust


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=drug bust pot


In Botetourt County, a huge drug supply was found OUTSIDE a drug store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


During a routine patrol early this morning, 219 pounds of pot were discovered near a Daleville Revco...at the back end of the Mountain View Plaza parking lot.
The drugs were wrapped in layers of plastic, newspaper and dryer sheets... and hidden inside duffel bags.
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SOT 13:14:41
IN Q=We of course

((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF: WE OF COURSE PUT SEVERAL OFFICERS IN VIEW OF THE AREA AND WAITED UNTIL ABOUT EIGHT THIS MORNING FOR SOMEBODY TO COME BACK AND PICK IT UP. OF COURSE WHEN NOBODY DID, WE WENT ON AND SEIZED IT AND BROUGHT IT IN HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Reed Kelly/Botetourt Co. Sheriff;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=in here
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VO-NAT


Sheriff Kelly says if the marijuana had been divided up into small quantities, its street value could have exceeded 900- thousand dollars.
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p-rail-merger


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-15
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VO-NAT


It appears the two Virginia railroads Norfolk Southern and CSX will end their four month old fight for Conrail.
Neither railroad will confirm it, but according to several published reports, Conrail's most valuable northeastern routes will be split up.
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SOT
IN Q=It appears

((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS: IT APPEARS THAT CONRAIL IS GOING TO BE BOUGHT BY CSX, BUT NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS GOING TO GET A GOOD CHUNK OF CONRAIL.))
SUPER=01-George Brammer/A.G. Edwards Stockbroker;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of Conrail.
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VO-NAT

pre-pro
N-S will get Conrail's Pennsylvania Railroad route from the Midwest to Pittsburgh to New York, and also Conrail's Erie route from Buffalo to New York.
C-S-X gets Conrail's New York Central route from Chicago to Buffalo to New York, and a link from its Philadelphia hub to New York.
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SOT
IN Q=They'll provide

((LOUIS NEWTON/FORMER NS EMPLOYEE: THEY'LL PROVIDE COMPETITION FOR THE SHIPPERS AND THEY'LL BE EFFICIENT ROUTES FOR BOTH COMPANIES TO MOVE TRAFFIC OVER.))
SUPER=01-Louis Newton/Former NS Employee;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=traffic over.
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VO-NAT


This comes after the federal government told the railroads to come up with a solution or it would do it for them.
The deal has not been finalized...
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P-Train-Shooting


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


State police are still searching for the person who shot a conductor riding aboard a Norfolk Southern train yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday;


Authorities say it appears a b-b gun was used to shoot 40- year old Robin Lynn Safrit (say-fritt) once in the upper back.
Safrit was riding in the front of the train when he was struck near Chatham yesterday afternoon.
State police believe the shooting was not an accident-- but so far don't have a suspect.
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SOT
IN Q=We did

((M. B. ELLIOTT/VA. STATE POLICE:WE DID INTERVIEW TWO JUVENILES THAT WERE WALKING ON THE TRACKS NEAR THE SCENE AND, AT THIS POINT, THEY'VE BEEN CLEARED AS SUSPECTS IN THE CASE. ))
SUPER=01-M. B. Elliott/State Police; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in the case.
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VO-NAT


Elliott says the bullet did NOT penetrate the skin but did cause a bruise and bleeding.
The train was on the way to Crewe.
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P-Arkansas


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
GRAPHIC=tornado


The tornado ravaged state of Arkansas is getting a lot of attention from the federal government today, as hundreds of residents try to put together what's left of their lives after this weekend's tornados.
Dave Fehling reports from one of the hardest hit communities.
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SOT 18:03:21
IN Q=In Arkadelphia they
SUPER=03-Arkadelphia, AR; :00
SUPER=01-Dave Fehling/Reporting; :16 QUICK!!
SUPER=03-Little Rock, AR; 1:03
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OUT Q=DF, CBS News, Arkadelphia.

((
In Arkadelphia they salvaged tax papers from an accountant's office and a sign from the First Church of the Nazarene, and one family photo from Millie Patterson's house. MILLIE PATTERSON/VICTIM: WE'RE THANKFUL WE'RE ALIVE, BECAUSE THERE'S LOTS OF FRIENDS OF OURS THAT'S GONE. standup
Some people took shelters in basements, the Pattersons took shelter in their bathroom, and for that they were grateful.
Grateful because much of their house ended up in the basement. LARRY PATTERSON:I THREW HER AGAINST THE BATHTUB AND LOCKED MYSELF AROUND HER, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN I HEARD THIS ROARING AND I SAW LIGHTENING AND I SCREAMED AN HOLLERED "I LOVE YOU."
There are a thousand things, big and small, that must be done as they put Arkadelphia back together.
Lisa Johnson is a home health care nurse. LISA JOHNSON: MY CONCERNS ARE MAKING SURE THAT THE HOMEBOUND FOLKS THAT WE'VE BEEN TAKING CARE OF ARE DOING WELL. HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT, HAVE ENOUGH WATER.
As many as 17 twisters ripped up Arkansas saturday, killing more people in one day than in any year since 1968.
Arkansas' Governor toured a heavily damaged Little Rock suburb and talked to Joshua DePriest.
People here pray the worst is behind them, but they know this is the just the beginning of the three month tornado season.
Dave Fehling, CBS News, Arkadelphia.))

P-Flooding


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hurricane, WV;


It may be called Hurricane, West Virginia- but FLOODING is the problem.
Firefighters tried to rescue several children in a rowboat that was swept away.
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((NAT SOUND))
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VO-NAT


Firefighters were able to pull the children to safety.
SUPER=03-Cynthiana, KY;


Heavy rain and flooding are also plaguing parts of Kentucky and Ohio.
Several counties are in a state of emergency.
The death told from flooding has reached at least 22 in the eastern half of the country.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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A week of fun in the sun for some college students is delayed--
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VO-NAT


And part of today's lessons at one elementary school included clapping hands and stomping feet.
Details ahead on NEWS-7 Primetime.
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WEFC!!! go to break

p-Low-Jets


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-6
SS=goodlatte


Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte believes the residents of Highland County have wom more than a temporary victory in their fight against the U.S. Air Force.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Langley AFB;


Goodlatte says he was concerned the Air Force would merely extend the public comment period on its plan for a dramatic increase in low- level training flights.
But with last week's announcement, the Air Force agreed to re-evaluate its training needs,
SUPER=03-Highland Co.;and the impact on the areas where the training takes

place.
More importantly, Goodlatte says, the Air Force will look for ways to spread out the impact of the low-level flights.
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IN Q=First of all

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: FIRST OF ALL I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO COME BACK UP AGAIN THIS YEAR. EVENTUALLY THEY MAY COME FORWARD WITH ANOTHER PROPOSAL, BUT I BET IT WILL BE ONE THAT IS MORE SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IN RURAL AREAS LIKE HIGHLAND COUNTY AND WESTERN AUGUSTA COUNTY.))
SUPER=@Goodlatte;
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OUT Q=and Western Augusta County.


P-stranded-Students


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=spring break


Spring break is finally underway for a group of Virginia Tech students.
About 170 students-- many from Tech, had been trying since Saturday to fly to Cancun, Mexico.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC;


Their Saturday morning flight never arrived... they waited, spent the night on the airport floor, and then, yesterday, more waiting.
Officials with Sun and Surf tours say three charter planes had mechanical trouble.
As of this morning, students had plenty of promises, but no plane.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( TRYING TO BE OPTIMISTIC BUT YOU KNOW AFTER THEY TELL YOU ABOUT 10-11 FLIGHTS, AND THEY KEEP CANCELLING THEM YOU GET DISHEARTENED. IT GETS KIND OF RIDICULOUS;))
SUPER=01-Brian Maxwell/Stranded Student;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q="kind of ridiculous"
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It's pretty tough on the parents too...
Jane Lawson says she worried about her daughter Sarah when she heard flights were cancelled because of mechanical problems.
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SOT 18:28:43
IN Q=I don't know

((JANE LAWSON/STUDENT'S MOTHER; I DON'T KNOW IF I'M EXCITED ABOUT THEM GOING NOW OR NOT, NOW I'M KIND OF WORRIED ABOUT THEM GETTING HOME, SO IT'S BEEN A LONG WEEKEND.))
SUPER=01-Jane Lawson/Student's Mother;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=a long weekend
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Another group of Tech students was stranded at the Baltimore-Washington airport.
They also finally got off the ground this morning.

P-VMI


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=VMI


With just two small additions, women are officially part of Virginia Military Institute's educational mission statement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The statement.. adopted in 1986.. outlines V-M-I's approach to educating students through a system of military discipline.
But until last year's Supreme Court decision, that statement only applied to men.
The school had to add the word "women" in two different places to accomodate its first class of female cadets.
SUPER=03-Farmville; :19


That change was unanimously approved by the State Council of Higher Education today.
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SOT 14:24:14
IN Q=We leave it

((ELIZABETH MCLANAHAN/COUNCIL CHAIRMAN: WE LEAVE IT TO THE BOARD OF VISITORS AT EACH PARTICULAR INSTITUTION, AND IN THIS CASE THE BOARD OF VISITORS AT THE VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE, WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR SEEING THAT THE INSTITUTION ACTUALLY FOLLOWS THROUGH WITH THE MISSION STATEMENT AS IT'S BEEN APPROVED BY THE BOARD AND THE COUNCIL.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth McLanahan/SCHEV Chairman; :00
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OUT Q=and the council.
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VO-NAT


V-M-I hopes to admit 30 female cadets this fall.
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P-Roanoke-Gas


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Gas


If you're a Roanoke Gas customer, you could see a lower bill next month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The company says its billing rate for homeowners will go down 11- percent.
That's on top of a six- percent cut LAST month.
The new rate will be effective for bills distributed after March first.
Roanoke Gas says the reduction is due to further declines in natural gas prices.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The company is also studying ways to prevent price increases like the ones experienced this winter.

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ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
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An area long known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic may have given up one of its mysteries.
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VO-NAT


Researchers believe they've found the pirate Blackbeard's sunken 18th century flagship two miles off the North Carolina coast.
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SOT 15:34:56
IN Q=We believe

((WE BELIEVE THAT THESE ARE ONLY THE FIRST IN WHAT WE HOPE IS A LONG LINE OF EXCITING DISCOVERIES.))
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OUT Q=exciting discoveries.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Drummer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 pm
WRITER=abo
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=none


The Macarena may no longer be hip-- but students at Hurt Park Elementary
School picked up an older, dance step--- the Merengue (mar-an-gay).
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


As part of a program called the World Beat Workshop, students learned this national dance of the Dominican Republic, as well as other rhythms from around the globe.
Musicians Robert Jospe' (Jos-pay) and Keven Davis introduced music from Africa, the Caribbean and South America-- and encouraged students to join in the beat.
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SOT 5:07:25
IN Q=The young kids

((ROBERT JOSPE'/WORLD BEAT: THE YOUNG KIDS ARE JUST DYING TO JUST MOVE AROUND AND GET SOMETHING GOING, SO IT'S FUN IN THAT WAY.))
SUPER=01-Robert Jospe'/World Beat
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OUT Q=in that way.
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VO-NAT


Jospe' and Davis perform workshops for students from elementary school to college--
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SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/37-39/Partly Sunny/Wind W-15/64-68;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/37-39/Partly Sunny/Wind W-15/64-68;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Drizzle & Fog/37-39/Partly Sunny/And Warmer/62-64;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Wind NE-10/36-39/Partly Sunny/Wind SW-15/50-55;
SUPER=334-Cloudy & Cool/Wind W-10/40-42/Partly Cloudy/And Warmer/60-64;
SUPER=X5001;

RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


Stay with us-- Mike Stevens is on his way-- he'll have highlights of tonight's Colonial Conference championship-- between J-M-U and O-D-U.
That's right here on News 7 PRIMETIME-- on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Yogurt


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=school lunches


Might yogurt be the other white meat?
The U-S Agriculture Department is planning to make yogurt count as a meat dish in school lunches.
Yogurt's backers say it would add variety to lunches, be easy for kids to digest and require no preparation.
But the change in U-S-D-A policy is no hit with cattle producers, who say there are already enough meat substitutes-- like cheese and peanut butter-- in school lunches.

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


A look at the top shots of the day--
The 25th Annual Iditarod Trail Sled-dog Race is underway in Alaska.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Willow, AK


53 mushers from around the world have to race through 11-hundred and 50 miles of snow-buried Alaska wilderness...in order to reach the finish line in Nome.
First one across gets 50-thousand dollars.
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SOT 04:40:52
IN Q=This is absolutely

((JEFF KING/MUSHER: THIS IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, I CAN'T BELIEVE WE COULD HAVE ORDERED ANY BETTER WEATHER. IT'S NOT SO COOL THE SPECTATORS ARE GOING TO FREEZE TO DEATH AND CONSIDERING WE GOT A MIDDAY START, IT'S GOING TO BE COOL ENOUGH TO GO FOR A LITTLE WHILE. LAST YEAR WAS PRETTY WARM. ))
SUPER=75-Jeff King/Musher; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=pretty warm.
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VO-NAT


1995 champion Doug Swingly holds the race record of nine days, two hours and 42 minutes.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports, highlights from the championship game of the Colonial conference as JMU and ODU battle for a spot in the NCAA's.
The Roanoke men and women ready themselves for their own NCAA openers.
Plus, Rusty is for real.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC; :00


And so is Tim Duncan.
Tonight the Wake Forest center was the only unanimous selection on the 1997 Associated Press all-ACC team.
He is joined on the first team by Antawn Jamison, Keith Booth, Trajan Langdon and Matt Harpring.
Harold Deane was a third team pick.
Now the scores.
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GO TO SCORES
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SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-/Vancouver/0//Colorado/2/1///;
SUPER=x5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Boston/107//Toronto/103////Milwaukee/46//Chicago/53/H//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Utah///Golden State///10:30pm Start//New

Jersey///Sacramento///10:30pm Start/;
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Old Dominion/62//James Madison/58//Final In Overtime/j/Md.

Eastern Shore/76//Howard/70///;
RUNS=:25

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


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


The Old Dominion Monarchs have earned an invitation to the "Big Dance."
Tonight the top seed in the Colonial conference needed an overtime to put away a pesky JMU team 62-to-58 on the tournament final.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Richmond/HTS; :00


CAA player of the year Odell Hodge was hungry for the one thing he's failed to achieve in his college career - a championship.
But Odell would watch JMU take the early lead with Chatney Howard nails the three pointer for Lefty's boys.
But Odell would wheel and deal inside and score on the layin as the two hit the halftime tied at 23.
Hodge, the former Laurel Park star, who finished the game with 16 points and 18 rebounds would keep it rolling in the second half.
But JMU got a big lift from an unlikely source as Matte Milisa, the freshman from Croatia stepped up and hit two big three pointers to put the Dukes in front with 3 minutes to play.
But ODU got the game to overtime and SUPER=33-James Madison/58/Old

Dominion/62/Overtime; then got the win as Odell drops in the layin and the Monarchs drop the Dukes 62-to-58 in overtime.
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SOT
IN Q=BITE

((ODELL HODGE/CAA TOURNEY MVP:))
SUPER=01-Odell Hodge/CAA Tourney M.V.P.; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=...MY TEAMMATES."
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SP-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-26
GRAPHIC=Salem/NCAA Hoops


The Roanoke men and women found out their fate in the NCAA men's and women's Division Three tournaments last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/ODAC Semifinals; :00


After their ODAC tournament loss to Hampden-Sydney, the men now have a chance to redeem themselves as they open against Methodist Thursday night on the road.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="

((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE MEN'S HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Men's Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=..against each other i'm sure"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Salem;


The Roanoke women practiced today at the Bast Center, the site of their first round game Wednesday night at 7 against Thomas Moore out of Kentucky.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We

((SUSAN DUNAGAN/ROANOKE WOMEN'S HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke Women's Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=....come soon enough"
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SP-Rusty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-25
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER


And finally tonight, NASCAR has declared Rusty Wallace the official winner of yesterday's Pontiac Excitement 400 Winston Cup race in Richmond.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Richmond/ESPN; :00


A couple of hours after Wallace started celebrating his then unofficial win in Victory Lane, NASCAR said that Rusty's Ford engine failed the postrace compression test. In other words his engine had more power than his competitors.
The engine was confiscated by NASCAR last night and flown to Daytona where their engineers performed a series of tests on the motor today before deciding it was legal and that Rusty is the winner.
He now has 47 career victories.
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P-Blackbeard


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


His exploits are legendary throughout the Carolinas and now it appears that archaeologists have a tangible bit of history from the notorious "Blackbeard the Pirate"...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beaufort, NC/Nov. 26, 1996; :


Artifacts found this fall, from his vessel The QUEEN ANNE'S REVENGE are attracting the attention of historians as well as North Carolina's governor.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:34:30
IN Q=Our state

((GOVERNOR JIM HUNT/D-NORTH CAROLINA: OUR STATE ARCHAEOLOGISTS ARE IN THE BEGINNING STAGES OF STUDYING THE WRECK AND IT'S CONTENTS. BUT IT LOOKS AS IF THE GRAVEYARD OF THE ATLANTIC YIELDED ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT DISCOVERIES EVER LOCATED ALONG OUR COAST. ))
SUPER=01-Gov. Jim Hunt/(D) North Carolina; :
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=along our coast.
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VO-NAT


They include a bell imprinted with the date 1709.
The Queen Anne's Revenge sank off Beaufort in 1718.
A Florida company spent nearly a decade researching American and European archives to find the wreck.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Blackbeard's real name was Edward Teach.
He was killed in 1718 during a battle with the British Navy off Ocracoke.


preview-boards


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


That's it for us-- but there's more news later tonight...Here's what
we're(----------------)

dissolve to boards working on for NEWS-7 over on WDBJ-7.
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Eagle Rock Bridge;


Encouraging news for Eagle Rock residents who are trying to save their bridge.
SUPER=77-Senator Speaks;


Tonight Senator Bo Trumbo talked with his constituents about their options.
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Primetime, see you tomorrow, goodnight. Jean Jadhon will be along at 11 on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7