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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...HALF SIBLINGS OF JON BONET RAMSEY ARE NO LONGER SUSPECTS IN THE SIX YEAR OLD GIRL'S MURDER.
THOUSANDS OF VIRGINIANS ARE TAKING ADVANTAGE OF PREPAID TUITION FOR THEIR CHILDREN'S FUTURE COLLEGE EDUCATION.
IT'S THURSDAY, MARCH 5TH, OUR TOP STORY A LOT OF RUMORS GO IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, AND I SUPPOSE THAT WAS ONE OF THEM, BUT NOBODY REALLY KNEW.
ARSON AND EXTORTION CHARGES CAME AS NO SURPRISE TO SOME ON 13TH STREET IN SOUTHWEST ROANOKE TODAY... ))
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OUT Q=SOUTHWEST ROANOKE TODAY.



P-Abed


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-4
SS=news-7 pt


Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC. I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=Joseph Abed


Will racketeering and extortion charges stick against the Abed family?
As Keith Humphry reports, a federal magistrate has scheduled a hearing to determine whether the government's case is going to hold up.
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SOT
IN Q=Rod Abed appeared
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-David Damico/Rod Abed's Attorney; :19
SUPER=03-Salem/April 2, 1994; :33
SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Prosecutor; :44
SUPER=01-Joseph Kirk/"Corner Store" Owner; :59 quick
SUPER=01-Jermaine Witcher/Fire Witness; 1:21
SUPER=@Keith2; 1:52
RUNS=2:02
OUT Q=humphry news-7.

((
Rod Abed appeared before Magistrate Conrad this morning for a detention hearing.
In addition to the severity of the charges brought Tuesday- -that include arson and murder, the prosecutor ticked off a list of assault CONVICTIONS... burglaries and thefts that would make Abed a poor candidate for pre-trial release.
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SOT 11:57:40
IN Q=

((I DON'T THINK THEY HAVE THE KIND OF HARD PROOF THAT GUARANTEES CONVICTION.))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=


Abed's lawyer challenged the basis of the government's case, citing a lack of hard evidence such as surveillance tapes, confessions or independent eyewitnesses. FIRE- -94-16
But the prosecutor says that's typical of such cases. The criminals may not have been caught in the act, but there's no shortage of witnesses.
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SOT 12:13:50
IN Q=

(( ON SOME OF THESE FIRES LIKES THE MIXERS, CORNER STORE, 30, 40, 50 WITNESSES WILL BE TESTIFYING ABOUT THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE CASE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=


Tuesday's indictment says the Abed family set fire to the Corner Store across the street from their Speedway Mart, in an attempt to put them out of business.
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SOT 14:59:35
IN Q=

((YOU KNOW WHEN THE FIRE BROKE OUT WE PRETTY MUCH KNEW WHAT HAD HAPPENED AND WHO WAS BEHIND IT. ))
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OUT Q=



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SOT 15:00:10
IN Q=

((BUT WE REBUILT IT AND KEPT ON GOING. I think a lot of people would have said, "i get the message. i'm out of here." WELL, WE'RE JUST TOO STUBBORN, I GUESS TO QUIT. ))
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OUT Q=


Within hours of the corner store fire, another fire broke out just three doors up the street.
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SOT 15:12:15
IN Q=

((WE HEARD A GLASS BREAK AND ABOUT THE TIME EVERYBODY CAME AROUND AND LOOKED, THERE WAS FIRE BURSTED OUT THE SIDE OF THE WINDOW.))
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OUT Q=


Witcher and his friends helped SOME of the residents get out.
But Marie Hardy and Todd Thomas died. The Feds figure the Abeds THOUGHT one of them might have seen who set the earlier blaze.
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SOT 15:15:30
IN Q=

((ANYBODY COULD HAVE SEEN IT. ALL TIMES OF NIGHT PEOPLE STAYED OUT HERE THROUGH THE WHOLE NIGHT. IT'S A POSSIBILITY THAT THEY LIVED SO NEARBY ANYWAY. THEY PROBABLY COULD HAVE SAW OR HEARD SOMETHING.))
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OUT Q=something.


Witcher says he thought this kind of thing happened only on TV.
Kirk says the Abed's must have been watching too many old Al Capone movies.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

P-Standoff


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=NONE


A suspect in the shootings of two Richmond police officers turned himself in peacefully tonight -- after a nearly five hour standoff with the Richmond SWAT team.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Police fired tear gas into a house.
About 45 minutes later, 18- year old Alex O'Neill Carter surrendered.
Carter's mother assisted police in negotiating with her son for a peaceful end to the standoff.
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SOT 18:40:05
IN Q=He's slightly

((VANETTA CLARK/SUSPECT'S MOTHER: HE'S SLIGHTLY MENTAL. HE TAKES DEPRESSION MEDICINE. HE SEES PSYCHIATRISTS. LOOK AT ALL THAT'S AROUND HERE. WHAT DID YOU EXPECT HIM TO DO. ALL I'M ASKING IS PLEASE LET HIM COME OUT THE HOUSE IF HE IN THERE WITHOUT SOMEBODY SHOOTING HIM.))
SUPER=01-Vanetta Clark/Suspect's Mother;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=shooting him.
TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


One of the police officers wounded early this morning was shot in the chest.
The other officer was shot in the abdomen.
Both are in satisfactory condition tonight.

P-Ramsey


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-d
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VO-NAT


Police in Boulder, Colorado now say Jon Bonet Ramsey's half-siblings are NOT considered suspects in her murder.
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SOT 14:07:03
IN Q=

((KELVIN MCNEILL/BOULDER POLICE SPOKESMAN: JOHN ANDREW AND MELINDA ARE BEING PUBLICLY CLEARED OF INVOLVEMENT IN THIS CASE TO RELIEVE THEM OF THE STRESS CAUSED BY INAPPROPRIATE SPECULATION.))
SUPER=01-Kelvin McNeill/Boulder Police Spokesman;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=inappropriate speculation."
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VO-NAT


McNeill says police are gathering new handwriting samples from Jon Bonet's parents-
SUPER=@File;


He says previous sets were affected from medication the girl's mother was taking since the murder.
According to a network news report, a final analysis of the handwriting of Jon Bonet's father, John, shows no match to a ransom note.
Tissue, possibly human, WAS found under Jon Bonet's fingernails, indicating she fought her attacker.
The broadcast also says-- contrary to earlier reports-- no semen was found on her body or clothing.
Six Year old Jon Bonet was found strangled to death in the family's Boulder, Colorado home the day after Christmas.
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P-Ball-Trial


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-110

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/Yesterday


Eric Ball was found guilty of murder and abduction by a Wythe County jury today.
The verdicts came down this afternoon, on the third day of the trial.
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./January 22, 1996


Ball and two others dumped the body of 17-year-old Ricky Lee Coleman over a creek bank last year.
An autopsy said Coleman died of exposure, and that he had a high blood alcohol level.
Ball told the jury yesterday that he thought Coleman was dead at the time.
The jury has not yet determined Ball's sentence.
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P-Cease


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=John Cease


Roanoke County Police Chief John Cease has a new job in another city.
Today, he accepted the position of Chief of Police in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Cease came to Roanoke County in 1990 after voters approved the creation of a police department.
He says he is proud of the transition that followed and the accreditation the department received in 1992.
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SOT
IN Q=And i think we

((JOHN CEASE/ROANOKE CO. POLICE CHIEF: AND I THINK WE, AND I SAY WE, WE AS A GROUP HAVE BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL. IT'S BEEN A COOPERATIVE EFFORT OF THE ADMINISTRATORS OF THIS COUNTY, THE ELECTED OFFICIALS, CERTAINLY THE MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT AND THE CITIZENS. WE'VE COME A LONG WAY IN SEVEN YEARS.))
SUPER=01-John Cease/Roanoke Co. Police Chief;
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OUT Q=a long way in seven years.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Cease


Cease will assume his duties in Wilmington in early April. He says he'll remain on the job in Roanoke County until then.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


Later tonight on Primetime Sports-- Mike has highlights from the first game of the ACC tournament--
First--(----------------)
VO-NAT


Tattoos are increasingly popular among teenagers these days--
But if legislators have their way, those under 18 will have to have their parents permission before the ink meets the flesh.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Allen-Jobs


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen gave his administration a pat on the back for its economic development success in 1996--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Petersburg;


Over three-and-a-half BILLION dollars in committed capital investment for the year...bringing the state's three year total of net new jobs under Allen to over 200- thousand.
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SOT tape two 14:53:32
IN Q=As a

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AS A CANDIDATE, I SAID AS GOVERNOR I WOULD LIKE TO, I DIDN'T SAY CREATE, BUT CREATE THE CONDITIONS SO THAT THERE'D BE 125- THOUSAND JOBS CREATED. AND EVERYONE, I REMEMBER MY OPPONENT THEN AND OTHERS SAID "OH WHAT A LUDICROUS PROMISE THAT IS."))
SUPER=@Allen
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=that is.



P-Prepaid-Tuition


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Education


More than 16-thousand Virginia residents are taking advantage of the premier prepaid tuition program.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Petersburg;


The state's first investor in the tuition program is pleasantly surprised.
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SOT 15:01:27 TAPE TWO
IN Q=And so

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND SO WE WERE SAYING WELL HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE SIGNED UP AND SO FORTH, HOW MANY PEOPLE HAD APPLIED. AND IT WASN'T THAT MANY IN THE BEGINNING, SHE SAID. BUT IN THE FEW OTHER STATES THAT HAVE DONE IT, THEY GET THE PILE OF THEM ALL IN JUST LIKE STUDENTS TURNING IN THEIR HOMEWORK, PARENTS WAIT TO GET THE APPLICATIONS, OR GRANDPARENTS, AT THE VERY LAST SECOND. AS I UNDERSTAND IT'S ABOUT 16-THOUSAND SIGNED UP. AND THAT'S GREAT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=that's great.
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VO-NAT


The program closed out Friday, but will take new applications in the fall.
State officials say families in all economic categories bought into the plan.
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P-Tattoos


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 597-07
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you're under 18, and thinking about getting a tattoo...you just might need your parent's permission.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A bill easily passed both chambers of the 1997 General Assembly and is expected to be signed into law by the governor.
It would require parents to be present when minors get tattoos.
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SOT 7:41:40
IN Q=It doesn't bother

((RONNIE HUFFMAN: IT DOESN'T BOTHER HIM BECAUSE MY DAD IS REALLY COOL PERSON. HE LET'S ME DO WHAT I WANT TO DO. HE'S COOL ABOUT THAT. PLUS I WANNA BE LIKE HIM LIKE HIM BECAUSE HE HAS TWO TATTOOS. ))
SUPER=07-Ronnie Huffman;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=has two tattoos.
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VO-NAT


Some tattoo shop owners say if the bill goes into law it won't affect many of the LOCAL businesses.
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SOT 7:58:29
IN Q=I wouldn't want

((JOE HEGARTY/ALEX'S NEW TATTOO: I WOULDN'T WANT MY CHILD TO GET A TATTOO WITHOUT MY PERMISSION IF HE WAS UNDER 18. I THINK IT'S MORE THAN REASONABLE. IT'S BEEN A LONG STANDING POLICY IF YOU'RE UNDER 18 YOU'D BETTER HAVE A NOTE FROM YOUR MOMMY.))
SUPER=01-Joe Hegarty/Alex's New Tattoo;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=from your mommy.
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VO-NAT


Violating the soon-to-be law, is a class three misdemeanor.
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P-Colonial-Elementary


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=none


Some students at an elementary school in Botetourt County are sometimes asked to refrain from using the bathroom late in the day... because of a water pressure problem.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


It's happening at Colonial Elementary School in Blue Ridge.
School Board officials say the problem WILL be considered in the next school budget.
But that won't be passed for another couple of months.
In the meantime, students have to abide by certain rules.
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SOT 3;42:11
IN Q=If it's

((LOIS TRENT/PRINCIPAL: IF IT'S AN EMERGENCY NEED TO USE THE BATHROOM... CERTAINLY USE THE BATHROOM. BUT NOT TO TRY TO FLUSH THE COMMODE AT THAT TIME UNTIL WE CAN GET THE PRESSURE BUILT BACK UP. THEN WE DO GO AROUND AND MAKE SURE ALL OF THAT'S DONE PROPERLY. ))
SUPER=01-Lois Trent/Principal;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=done properly
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VO-NAT


Parents are also concerned about the problem.
Many are afraid it could make their children sick.
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SOT 3:01:01
IN Q=It can

((DONNA DUDDING/CONCERNED PARENT: IT CAN CAUSE MEDICAL PROBLEMS IF KIDS CAN NOT GO TO THE BATHROOM. ))
SUPER=01-Donna Dudding/Concerned Parent;
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OUT Q=the bathroom
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Later this month, the school's PTA is meeting to talk about the problems.
Botetourt County Schools Superintendent Jack Thomas is scheduled to be there.

P-Wind-Damage


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=None


It was windy enough in Blacksburg today to blow the roof off a house.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg


A driver for Nationwide homes was towing a double-wide when a gust of wind tore off its roof.
One lane of traffic was blocked on Price's Fork Road.
Police say it may be tomorrow morning before all the debris can be cleaned up.
The National Weather Service says the wind this afternoon was gusting between 25 and 30 miles an hour in Blacksburg.
It registered one gust of about 40 miles an hour.
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SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Windy And/Cold/28-32/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-15/47-49;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/And Cold/20-24/Mostly Sunny/Wind SW-10/50-52;
SUPER=332-Partly Cloudy/Wind W-15/24-26/Partly Sunny/And Cool/44-46;
SUPER=333-Clear And/Blustery/20-24/Mostly Sunny/Wind W-10/44-46;
SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/And Cold/20-22/Partly Sunny/Wind W-15/40-42;
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-Breast-Exam


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=breast cancer awareness


Although we've been told that breast self exams help detect cancer early--
A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute says this might not be so.
Over 100-thousand Chinese women were taught to detect lumps in their
own breasts, but researchers found this (----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :

did not help women detect cancer any earlier than if they did not do self-exams.
The study also found that self-exam did not change the death rate from breast cancer.
These are just preliminary results-- research is ongoing.
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P-Chlamydia


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=STD


Federal health experts are calling for increased screening for chlamydia-- the sexually-transmitted disease is the nation's most common infection.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Chlamydia is a parasite that can lead to infertility and tubal pregnancy.
It's also common among young men, who are seldom offered screening.
Chlamydia is easy to cure, but often goes undiagnosed because it frequently occurs without symptoms.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#M97-1
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


For tonight's video pick we thought you'd like to relieve some stress from the workweek--
As Larry Dowdy found out, all you need to do is climb behind the wheel, buckle your seat belt, and push the pedal to the floor...indoors.
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SOT
IN Q=Rusty Wallace may have...
SUPER=75-Richmond/Last Sunday; :00
SUPER=75-Salem; :04
SUPER=75-Kent Smith/Thunder Valley; :09
SUPER=75-Larry Dowdy/Reporting; 1:02
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=LARRY DOWDY NEWS-7

((
Rusty Wallace may have taken the checkered flag last week in Richmond, but at Thunder Valley, his number may or may not cross the finish line first.
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SOT TC 10:02:02
IN Q=We'll run six cars at...

((KENT SMITH/OWNER: WE'LL RUN SIX CARS AT A TIME, DEPENDING ON HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN THE RACE. THE FUN PART ABOUT BEING OUT THERE IS RACING AGAINST EACH OTHER.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=against each other.


The latest in indoor fun opened 6 weeks ago. At a top speed of 20 mph, flooring it takes on a whole new meaning.
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SOT TC 10:01:15
IN Q=We get on them...

((WE GET ON THEM AND WE TEST THEM AND MAKE SURE SPEEDS ARE PRETTY MUCH THE SAME. BUT IF SOMEONE IS A LOT LIGHTER THAN I AM, SIXTY POUNDS LIGHTER THAN I AM, THEY CAN GET ON IT AND THEY CAN OUT RUN ME EVERY DAY.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=me every day.


The Go-Karts are specially ordered out of Michigan, painted just like many of your favorite Nascar drivers.
A single ride is $3.50, with special discounts for up to 20 ride tickets.
Drivers must be at least eight years old and 56" tall to ride.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT TC 10:03:25
IN Q=As far as safety...

((AS FAR AS SAFETY IS CONCERNED, THEY'RE WIDE BODIED CARTS, LOW TO THE GROUND, CENTER OF GRAVITY IS LOW. WE'VE GOT THEM SET UP SPEEDWISE SO THAT THEY'RE NOT TOO FAST, BUT FAST ENOUGH TO HAVE A GOOD RACE AND HAVE FUN.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=and have fun.


Five minutes on the Thunder Valley track will get you between 25 and 35 laps.
Fans can either watch from the viewing area or play video games.
Bumping may be out, but there are advantages to being in the drivers seat.
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SOT TC 10:02:20
IN Q=And thats when...

((AND THATS WHEN YOU FORGET ABOUT ALL THE STRESS, ALL THE HEADACHES, ALL THE BILLS THAT YOU OWE AND EVERYTHING LIKE THAT.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=everything like that.

lARRY DOWDY NEWS-7.
SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-2
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, NC State advances in the ACC tournament tonight, the Hokies bow out of the Atlantic 10.
Plus, the Express makes a few ownership changes.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00


But first, Virginia was one of seven teams to work out the Greensboro Coliseum this afternoon.
Defending champ Wake Forest also put in some time. Tim Duncan has also been on the phone this week.
He says UT quarterback Peyton Manning called him for some advice before deciding to return for his senior season.
Now the scores.
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GO TO SCORES
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SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Colorado/3//Washington/6/3///Boston/2//N.Y. Islanders/5/3//;
SUPER=x5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Atlanta/117//Philadelphia/104///j/Washington/99//Miami/95///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Boston/121/j/Charlotte/122////New Jersey///Vancouver///10:30pm

Start/;
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SUPER=0098-/Roanoke/63/j/Methodist/67//Division III South Region/j/Chris.

Newport/79//Hamp.-Sydney/74//Division III South Region/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Virginia Tech///Rhode Island///A-10 Quarterfinals//West

Virginia///Providence////;
SUPER=x5012;
SUPER=0095-/Virginia Tech/2//Michigan/11//Chad Foutz - 3

Hits/j/Ferrum/14//Augustana/4///;
RUNS=:30
oc=...LAST SCORE
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TAKE A BREAK

SP-State


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-23
GRAPHIC=acc


The 43rd Atlantic Coast Conference basketball tournament tipped off tonight at the Greensboro Coliseum with the N.C. State knocking off Ga. Tech in the play-in game.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/ESPN; :00


N.C. State trailed by 3 with 8 minutes to play, but Jeremy Hyatt found his shooting eye at the right time as he knocks down the three pointer. He finished with 16.
Bobby Cremins' team fell apart down the stretch. Clint Harrison gets two of
his game high 19 points on the back SUPER=33-N.C. State/60/Ga. Tech/46;

door jam. And State ends Ga. Tech's season with the 60-to-46 win.
(-------------)
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold acc


N.C. State now earns the right to play top seeded Duke in the quarterfinals tomorrow at 2.
You can catch that game, and all of tomorrow's quarterfinals over on WDBJ-7 starting at Noon.

SP-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-26
GRAPHIC=A-10


In Philadelphia today the Virginia Tech Hokies saw their season come to a close today in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tourney against Rhode island.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia/Rhode Island vs. Va. Tech; :00


The Hokies took their first lead with 5-minutes left in the first half Ace Custis hits the jumper from the corner Tech led 22 to 18.
Tech came the momentum on its side as freshman Russ Wheeler hits this jumper to make it 24 to 18 Tech.
The Hokies upped that lead to 7 at the half then another freshman Brandon Dunlop's three made it a 34 to 24 as the Hokies led by 10.
Rhode Island rallied midway through the second half - Tyson Wheeler's jumper gave the rams a 41 to 40 lead and they would never trail again.
Tech fell behind by as many as seven, but Troy Manns takes it to the hoop cutting the lead to one. but Rhode Island wins it 67 to 63.
Tech finishes the year and the Bill Foster era with a 15 and 16 record.
SUPER=03-New York/WVa. vs. Providence;


And West Virginia's tournament title hopes also come to a close today in the Big East quarterfinals as they lost to Providence 76-to-69.
The Mountaineers are now 19-and-9 and headed either to the NCAA's or the NIT.
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SP-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS


The Roanoke Express announced some ownership changes tonight at a newsconference at the Roanoke Civic Center.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


As expected, John Gagnon's 50 percent share in the team was purchased by the existing owners.
But three new owners are also coming on board.
Mark Fackrell, an office supply businessman from Galax, and Mary and Harold Jordan from Albemarle County.
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SOT
IN Q="You try to...

((MARK FACKRELL/JOINS EXPRESS OWNERSHIP GROUP:))
SUPER=01-Mark Fackrell/Joins Express Ownership Group; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...WANNA DO."
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=04-Tuesday Night; :00


The Express also announced today that Wayne Strachan was been recalled by Manitoba.
Strachan had 32 points in just 25 games.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="The last 4 or 5...

((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=...GREAT TRIO."
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SP-VMI


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VMI FOOTBALL


The VMI Keydets are renewing their rivalry with the Naval Academy this coming football season.
On October 18th of this year, VMI will travel to Annapolis to play the Midshipmen.
The last time the two teams played was 24 years ago in Lexington.
Spring drills begin for the Keydets on Monday.

SP-Mills


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-25
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


And in one other football note from the NFL, concerning the Carolina Panthers.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte/Last Season; :00


The NFC West champs signed all-pro linebacker Sam Mills to a two year contract extension. The 38 year old veteran, who was the team's leading tackler the last two years, will play two more seasons in Carolina and then retire.
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SOT
IN Q=BITE

((SAM MILLS/SIGNS FOR TWO MORE YEARS:))
SUPER=01-Sam Mills/Signs For Two More Years;:00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...ANOTHER YEAR."
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P-Yugos


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-E
GRAPHIC=NONE


For those of you who love cars-- Fort Lauderdale is the place to be this week-- for the International Auto Show.
Students from New York's School of Visual ARTS made the trip-- to show off their class projects.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fort Lauderdale, FL; :


Their medium-- that Eastern European Jalopy-- the Yugo.
Check out this one, a foosball table, representing one of the favorite games of Eastern Europe.
There's also a very convincing mailbox-- even an Accordion Yugo.
The most functional of Yugos-- a backyard grill.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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