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ANCHOR=Jean
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Next on News 7 at five-
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The evidence is now in question in the case against an alleged Roanoke Crime family.
Police clear two family members in the Jon Bonet Ramsey case-
And did you know some Botetourt County students are asked not to use the bathrooms at certain times of the day?
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Winter is not done just yet. Howling NW winds and temperatures in the 20's tonight in our forecast segment.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
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On Health Check, impact in the area for Type Two diabetics-- with a newly approved drug--
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It's the first medicine to attack the underlying cause of the most common form of diabetes
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2-SHOT
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((A LOT OF RUMORS GO IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD, AND I SUPPOSE THAT WAS ONE OF THEM, BUT NOBODY REALLY KNEW. ))
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Arson and extortion charges came as no surprise to folks on 13th Street in Southwest Roanoke today... though not everybody believes it.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=jja
TAPE#597-11
SS=news-7 at five


Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The day after authorities unveiled what they say was the work of an organized crime family, the evidence is being called into question.
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VO-NAT
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Rod (Ah-bed) Abed was back before a Magistrate today.
He was hoping to get released on bond.
But the prosecutor pointed to his criminal record and cited ten cases Rod
(Ah-bed) Abed's been involved in where witnesses refused to testify.


His lawyer questioned how much proof the government has behind the racketeering charges.
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((DAVID DAMICO/ABED'S ATTORNEY: IT WAS PRETTY CLEAR THAT THIS IS NOT A CASE THAT INVOLVES VIDEO OR AUDIO SURVEILLANCE. IT IS NOT A CASE WHERE YOU HAVE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THAT OBSERVED THE DEFENDANT DOING THE THINGS THAT HE'S ALLEGED TO HAVE DONE.)) ((TOM BONDURANT/PROSECUTOR: WELL, 99.9% OF THE CASES YOU DON'T HAVE THOSE THINGS. YOU HAVE WITNESSES TESTIMONY. AND AS WE HAVE INDICATED IN OUR CASE, WE HAVE OVERWHELMING WITNESS TESTIMONY ))
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SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Prosecutor; :14
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The Magistrate has scheduled a hearing for next week to examine some of those witnesses.
We'll have more on that AND the reaction of residents and shop owners in the 13th Street area coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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5-Ramsey


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
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Boulder, Colorado police now say Jon Bonet Ramsey's half-siblings are NOT considered suspects in her murder.
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((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;
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OUT Q=inappropriate speculation."
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McNeill says police are gathering new handwriting samples from JonBonet's parents-
SUPER=@File;

He says previous sets were affected from medication the girl's mother was taking since the murder.
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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5-Cease


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-08
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Roanoke County will soon be searching for a new police chief.
John Cease is resigning to become chief of police in Wilmington, North Carolina.
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Cease was hired as the first chief of the Roanoke County police force in 1990.
Among his accomplishments: accreditation of the department in 1992.
County administrator Elmer Hodge says he's sorry Cease is leaving.
He says Cease was the right person at the right time for the police department.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Cease will begin his duties in Wilmington in early April.

5-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
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Flooding on the Ohio River is moving downstream-
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The National Guard is sandbagging some areas in hopes of keeping the water back-
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((ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO HOLD THIS LINE HERE? SHOVEL SCRAPING SOUND.))
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About 1000 people along the river moved out in Indiana.
Telephone, electric and gas utilities are now disconnected in many riverfront communities.
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They're still watching the river rise in Louisville. It's expected to crest there tomorrow night at more than 15 feet above flood stage.
The top of this house was lifted off its foundation- and is floating downstream.
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toss to robin
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
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The Governor pats his administration on the back for its economic development effort in 1996-- the story, next on NEWS-7 at Five.
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And a Botetourt County School is dealing with some problems...including plumbing troubles ...sometimes students are asked NOT to use the restroom.
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Anchor=Connie


On Health Check-- we'll fill you in on a discouraging report on whether self-examination does any good in reducing breast cancer deaths. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


The Richmond ballet hasn't performed in Roanoke for a decade--
ANCHOR=Connie

Until now that is...Patrick has a live report when we come back. cc sponsor

5-Allen-Jobs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
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Governor George Allen's still on a roll.
Allen's office today released the economic development results for 1996.
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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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((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."))
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The Governor's also cheering about the state's first prepaid tuition offering.
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Over 16-thousand Virginia families paid in advance for college tuitions down the road by last Friday's deadline.

5-First-Union


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
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First Union's regional headquarters in Roanoke isn't going anywhere, in spite of a new law that will change the way banks are organized.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


By mid- year, First Union and other large banks can fold their separate, state chartered banks under one umbrella organization.
First Union runs its Virginia, Maryland, and Washington D-C operations out of downtown Roanoke.
A staff of roughly 30 people here perform that function.
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But when you include branch and back office operations, First Union has more than two- thousand employees in the area.
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5-Colonial-Elementary


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=spr
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Some young students in Botetourt County are sometimes asked to refrain from using the bathroom late in the day... because of a water pressure problem.
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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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((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. ))
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Parents are also concerned about the problem.
Many are afraid it could make their children sick.
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((DONNA DUDDING/CONCERNED PARENT: IT CAN CAUSE MEDICAL PROBLEMS IF KIDS CAN NOT GO TO THE BATHROOM. ))
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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.
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groovy music UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Who says ballet has to be serious and boring? Patrick is checking out one production that encourages you to laugh.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-BALLET


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
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(ko-PALE-yuh) Coppelia. It's a production from the Richmond Ballet.
It's in in town this weekend for a Star City performance. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans brings us all the details- Patrick- this is the first time the Richmond Ballet has performed here in 10 years so this is quite a treat.?
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SUPER=22-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Judy Jacob/Assistant Ballet Master;
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
Forecasts
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Virginia Tech is bounced out of the Atlantic 10 tournament. Today they played Rhode Island-- Mike has highlights in tonight's Ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- a report on Hepatitis C--
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A dangerous disease that can leave you with liver failure or cancer.
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((I HAVE PAINS IN MY SIDE BECAUSE OF THE LIVER, AND NOW PROBLEMS WITH THE SPEEL AREA. SO I CAN'T VACUUM, AND BENDING AND BASICALLY TIRED A LOT. I'M TIRED A LOT. ))
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HEALTH BUMP NEXT

5-Diabetes-Drug


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-03
GRAPHIC=diabetes


For some diabetics, it may be the answer to their prayers--
The recently F-D-A approved drug, Rezulin can help patients reduce or even stop their insulin shots.
But as Kimberly McBroom reports, the drug is not for everyone.
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SUPER=01-Connie Bierly/American Diabetes Associaton; :11
SUPER=01-Dr. James Bailey/Endocrinology Associates, Inc.; :27
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(( File shots of patients
For most diabetics, taking insulin is a way of life.
But for patients who have the common Type Two strain, and take at least 30 units of insulin a day-- Rezulin may make life easier.
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((CONNIE BIERLY/AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOC.: ANYTIME A NEW TREATMENT IS OUT, WE DO ALWAYS RECOMMEND THAT PATIENTS EDUCATE THEMSELVES AND THEN TALK WITH THEIR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL TO SEE IF THE DRUGS OR THE NEW TREATMENT IS APPROPRIATE FOR THEM. ))
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shot of Rezulin
As with most new drugs, there are some misconceptions about the effects of Rezulin.
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((DR. JAMES BAILEY/ENDOCRINOLOGY ASSOCIATES, INC.: FOR SOME PEOPLE WHO HAVE INSULIN- REQUIRING TYPE TWO DIABETES, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO COME OFF THEIR INSULIN AS A RESULT OF TAKING REZULIN, BUT CERTAINLY NOT A REPLACEMENT FOR INSULIN.))
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Pre-Pro Here
According to the American Diabetes Association, 15- percent of patients completing clinical studies no longer required insulin...but the long- term effects of Rezulin have yet to be determined. End Pre-Pro

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((WELL, I THINK FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE POOR CONTROL OF THEIR DIABETES, DESPITE TAKING INSULIN, IT'S A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH. IT'S A WAY FOR THEM TO ACHIEVE BETTER DIABETES CONTROL, WHEREAS PREVIOUSLY, WE REALLY DIDN'T HAVE OTHER OPTIONS. ))
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Doctor Bailey has already administered the drug to a few of his patients.
But he says it won't be available in pharmacies until the end of the month. STANDUP HERE
As for the risks-- high doses of Rezulin have been found to cause fluid retention in some lab animals.
But there's been no evidence of a similar reaction in humans.
Health officials say it will be some time before they can determine just how significant this new drug is.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7. ))

5-Breast-Exam


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
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
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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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5-Hepatitis


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=hepatitis


You've probably heard about Hepatitis "A" and Hepatitis "B" but these days the most serious of those liver diseases is Hepatitis "C" which affects at least 3 and a half million Americans.
Hepatitis "C" is very common but most people don't even know they have it.
This disease that can ultimately leave you with liver failure or cancer may come from being exposed to the virus years ago.
Maybe through sexual intercourse, a brief experiment with drugs, or maybe following a blood transfusion.
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((DR. KLION: MOST OF THE CASES DO NOT PRESENT WITH A CLINICAL SYNDROME OF FEVER AND ACHES BUT ARE SMOLDERING ALONG THROUGH THE YEARS AND IN FACT MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO SYMPTOMS. ))
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****CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
Left untreated, 50-percent of chronic Hepatitis C patients progress to serious liver damage, cirrhosis and liver failure.
Ten percent get liver cancer. The only treatment currently available to prevent that is alpha-interferon. But it doesn't work for everyone.
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((DR. KLION: IT HAS TO BE INJECTED 3 TIMES A WEEK FOR A DURATION OF ONE YEAR AND IN THE BEGINNING PEOPLE GET FLU AFTER THE INJECTION, FEVER, CHILLS, ACHINESS. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


It works best in people who have the least disease, those who have the least amount of virus in their system.
Researchers are investigating combining interferon with a drug used against AIDS to make it more effective, but for now only about half the patients receive some benefit from treatment.
2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


March madness is in a full court press as conference basketball tournaments are underway...
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike Stevens has a rundown of the upcoming ACC tourney...and the latest on Virginia Tech's attempt to keep its season alive.

S5-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-26
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Welcome everybody to the Thursday ticker, and holed on because March Madness kicked into high gear this afternoon with conference tournaments all over the country.
SS=atlantic 10


Let's begin in Philadelphia, where the Virginia Tech Hokies saw their season come to a close today in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tourney against Rhode island.
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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 SUPER=33-Rhode Island/67/Virginia

Tech/63/;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.
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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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S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-25
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The Atlantic Coast Conference tournament opens tonight at the Greensboro Coliseum with the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets talking on N.C. State
The winner of this play-in game will take on Duke tomorrow.
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pinnacle board
In fact you can watch all four quarterfinal games Friday right here on Your Hometown Station.
Maryland plays Clemson in the opener tomorrow at Noon.
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pinnacle board
Then around 2:20 in the afternoon, it's top seeded Duke taking on the winner of tonight's game.
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pinnacle board
The evening session also features two outstanding games. Wake Forest battles Florida State at seven o'clock in the night opener, and they at 9:20 tomorrow night we'll have the Virginia-North Carolina game for you LIVE right here on WDBJ.
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But first a quick football note on the Ticker.
Earlier today, the Panthers signed all-pro linebacker Sam Mills to a two year contract extension. The 38 year old veteran will play two more seasons in Carolina and then retire.
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((SAM MILLS/SIGNS FOR TWO MORE YEARS:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=TWO MINUTE TICKER


Steve Mason reports from Greensboro at six, on UVa's afternoon shoot around at the coliseum.
Have a good night everybody. take a break

5-Kicker


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-h
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One Florida principal is puckering up- for a pig.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arlington, FL;


This is the principal- Marilyn My-rick.
This is the pig- Garth.
While it may sound strange- It's all for a good reason.
The principal promised she'd gloss up her lips and kiss a pig- if every parent with children in her school joined the PTA.
Myrick even got some mouthwash out-
Then it was time for the big event- smooching the swine- to the giggles of many kids.
Myrick says Garth is a wonderful kisser- she says she ranks him a 9.
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six-preview


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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GRAPHIC=NONE
(toss to ROBIN)
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(ROBIN tosses to Jean)
ANCHOR=Jean


Coming up at Six, they're women.
And they're playing pro ball in the U.S.
And they're winning.
We're speaking of course about Virginia's very own team: the Richmond Rage.
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VO-NAT


They're tied right now in the new American Basketball League's CHAMPIONSHIP series... and the pulses of aspiring young female athletes in Virginia are quickening.
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((ADRIAN GOODSON: OH WOW. AT LEAST NOW THEY HAVE SOMETHING TO DREAM ABOUT. I MEAN, I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS PLAYING I LOOKED UP TO DR. J, YOU KNOW.))
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ANCHOR=Jean


Ellen Qualls boned up on basketball to check out sports history in the making.
More on the Rage in just one half hour on NEWS 7 at SIX.
That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
Join Connie Stevens for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. See you later, Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean