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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
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SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... A FEDERAL MAGISTRATE WARNS PROSECUTORS IF QUALITY TESTIMONY ISN'T PRESENTED, JOE ABED AND WHAT'S BEEN DEEMED HIS "ORGANIZED CRIME FAMILY" COULD WALK.
PUNISHMENTS ARE HANDED OUT FOR TEN CADETS WHO ALLEGEDLY HAZED AND HARRASSED TWO FEMALE CADETS AT THE CITADEL. ))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Monday, March 10th, our Top Story
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IN Q=it is with

(( ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=of Virginia
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VO-NAT


Alexandria car dealer and eight year Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer makes it official.
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P-beyer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-03
SS=N7PT


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=beyer


He's been second in command for eight years, now Don Beyer wants to be Virignia's top dog.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today in a four city tour that began in Roanoke, 46-year old Donald Sternhoff Beyer, Junior kicked off what he's calling the greatest adventure of his life.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Beyer hopes to become the first non-lawyer governor in four decades.
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IN Q=my first

(( ))
SUPER=01-Don Beyer/(D) Candidate for Governor;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=national average
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VO-NAT


But before Beyer was even out of the blocks, The Washington Post speculated he'd have to raise taxes to pay for his education plan.
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IN Q=Don Beyer stumbled

(( ))
SUPER=01-Bob Holsworth/VCU Political Analyst; :07
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=supporting tax increases.
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VO-NAT


Beyer says he will NOT take a NO-tax increase pledge.
But then neither will his likely opponent-- Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
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P-Crouch


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=crouch


It's a different milestone for a Lynchburg delegate...
After eight years in the House, Hill City Republican Joyce Crouch says she will not seek another term this fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Crouch first went to Richmond to replace her husband, Joe, who represented the 22nd district for 12-years before he died in 1989.
Crouch says she's proud of her family's record of service.
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SOT 00:07:17
IN Q=I feel very

((DEL. JOYCE CROUCH/R-LYNCHBURG: I FEEL VERY GOOD ABOUT THE SERVICE OF MY EIGHT YEARS THERE. I HAD GENERALLY PRETTY GOOD SUCCESS ON MOST OF THE PIECES OF LEGISLATION THAT I INTRODUCED AND PRETTY MUCH GAVE FULL-TIME SERVICE TO THE CONSTITUENCY.))
SUPER=01-Del. Joyce Crouch/(R) Lynchburg; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=the constituency.
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VO-NAT


Crouch hopes her retirement from politics will allow her more time with her family.
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P-Fundraising


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-e
GRAPHIC=clinton


The White House and the F-B-I are clashing publicly over whether President Clinton could have been told the Chinese government might be trying to influence U-S elections.
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VO-NAT


The F-B-I says it placed no restrictions on who was to be told, but the White House insists two national security staffers were told to keep a lid on it.
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SOT 15:43:25
IN Q=Yes I believe

((YES I BELIEVE I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN, NO I DIDN'T KNOW. IF I HAD KNOWN I WOULD HAVE ASKED THE NSC AND THE CHIEF OF STAFF TO LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE AND TO MAKE WHATEVER RECOMMENDATIONS WERE APPROPRIATE. ))
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OUT Q=were appropriate.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Meantime, Chinese officials are denying allegations that China tried to donate money to U-S political campaigns in the last election.


P-Abed


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#597-13
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week


Federal prosecutors are refusing to put on witnesses in the racketeering case against Joe Abed and his "organized crime" family.
U-S Magistrate Glen Conrad last week implied he might be inclined to release Abed and his son, unless the government presents testimony from two or three of its "best witnesses."
In its notice to the court declining to put on witnesses at this stage in the proceedings, the government says Joe Abed lied last week in court under oath.
A key element of the case involves extortion, threats, even murder.
The government points to ten earlier cases against Abed family members that were dismissed in state court, because witnesses were intimidated.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Joseph Abed


"The very witnesses whose testimony would be most compelling," says the U-S Attorney, are those people who are most at risk in this case.
A hearing is set for Wednesday afternoon.

p-sugarloaf


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=none


A daily trip to the mailbox turned tense for a Roanoke County mother and daughter earlier tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


A 10-year old girl jumped out of her mother's car when it rolled 150 feet down Carolyn Circle in Southwest Roanoke County.
Police say, at about 5:30, the driver got out of her car to get the mail, then the car started rolling... and finally resting... after hitting two parked cars.
The child banged her head on the car door while trying to leap out.
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SOT 6:20:36
IN Q=THE GIRL WAS IN THE MIDDLE

(( ))
SUPER=01-Chase Ferguson/Witness;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=CAR HIT.
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VO-NAT


The girl's injuries are NOT life threatening.
Roanoke County police charged the driver with failure to set the parking brake.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


U-V-A'S men's and women's basketball teams have invites to the big dance...their reactions tonight on primetime sports--
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VO-NAT


Plus-- how much weight does public input carry? That's the question residents near the winding stretch of Route 221 in Roanoke County are asking.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Citadel


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 597-06
GRAPHIC=The Citadel


The Citadel today announced disciplinary action against ten cadets for allegedly hazing and harrassing two female cadets who resigned after saying they couldn't take it anymore.
Lee Cowan reports from Charleston, South Carolina.
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SOT 18:08:30
IN Q=The Citadel
SUPER=03-Charleston, SC; :00
SUPER=01-Maj. Gen. Roger C. Poole/Citadel Interim President; :10
SUPER=01-Ted Boyd/Sophomore Cadet; 1:13
SUPER=01-Chris Jones/Junior Cadet; 1:20
SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 1:36
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OUT Q=Lee Cowan. CBS News. Charleston.

((
The Citadel Military School has passed another milestone in its court mandate to end its all male status. Finally, a decision from a disciplinary panel. MAJ. GEN. ROGER C. POOLE/ THE CITADEL INTERIM PRESIDENT: THE CADET'S WERE INFORMED OF THIS DECISION AT 12:45 TODAY.
As a result of that announcement one more male cadet has been dismissed and nine others face additional discipline in connection with the hazing and harrassment of these two female cadets.
In sworn depositions Jeanie Mentavlos and Kim Messer complained their clothes were set on fire, cleaning solutions was put on their heads and they were kicked and shoved while in a closet, all by male cadets.
Two of those cadets have already been expelled, another never returned to class.
All tolled, fifteen cadets were involved, only one was exonerated. MAJ. GENERAL ROGER C. POOLE/ THE CITADEL INTERIM PRESIDENT: WE HAVE EXHAUSTED ...THERE IS NOTHING FURTHER WE CAN DO.
Two of the four femaled cadets have stayed on here with no reported problems.
School officials admit they made mistakes and that assimilating women into the Cadet corps. is far from easy. Fellow cadets agree but say the school's integrity will remain. TED BOYD/ SOPHOMORE CADET: THERE HAVE BEEN A BAD EGGS PER SE THAT HAVE COME ACROSS AND HAVE NOT WEEDED THROUGH. CHRIS JONES/JUNIOR CADET: THE SCHOOL DID HAVE TO MAKE SOME CHANGES ANDN ITS WORKING REALLY HARD TO GET SOME OF THE OLD TRADITIONAL THINGS OUT OF THE WAY TO MAKE IT A BETTER SCHOOL IN LINE WITH MODERN SOCIETY. standup
Despite the controversy, school officials here say enrollment is up ten percent and they have applications from over forty women, 28 of whom have already been accepted.
Lee Cowan, CBS News, Charleston. ))

P-School-Board


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jda
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Education


Roanoke City Council may have trouble filling three seats on the school board, but not because there's a lack of interest
Eleven people filed applications with the city clerk's office before this afternoon's deadline.
School Board Chairman Marsha Ellison is seeking reappointment, but Marilyn Curtis isn't eligible for another term and John Saunders is leaving the area.
City Council will choose among the candidates on May 5th.

P-Route-221


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Highway Improvements


Some Roanoke County residents don't think the Virginia Department of Transportation's been STRAIGHT with them when it comes to removing some dangerous curves on Route 221.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The area in question is just east of Cotton Hill Road.
VDOT is looking at bypassing that section entirely... and building a straighter stretch of black top.
Some residents didn't think that was even an option.
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SOT 12:53:06
IN Q=All of

((JOE KEPHART/CONCERNED RESIDENT: ALL OF A SUDDEN WE GET WIND THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BUILD 2 BRIDGES ACROSS AND BACK OVER TO THE ORIGINAL SITE OF THE CREEK. THIS WAS DONE WITHOUT ANY OF OUR KNOWLEDGE. THIS ISN'T WHAT WE VOTED FOR IT'S NOT WHAT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS RECOMMENDED. ))
SUPER=01-Joe Kephart/Concerned Resident;
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OUT Q=supervisors recommended
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VO-NAT


VDOT officials say they have the right to explore this alternative plan.
But they say it could take months to figure out if its even feasible.
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P-HSMM


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


Some of the Star City's landmarks were designed by a group of architects that came together fifty years ago today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The design firm of Hayes, (SAY) Seay, Mattern and Mattern is best known for area projects like the City Hall Annex and Center in the Square-- but today it focused on the future.
50-years after it was founded, employees left a time capsule to be sealed for the next 50-years.
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SOT 3:22:14
IN Q=It was an opportunity

((TED PETOSKEY/VICE PRESIDENT, HSMM: IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO VISION WHERE WE MIGHT BE 5O YEARS FROM NOW AT HAYES, SEAY, MATTERN AND MATTERN, WHAT AREAS WE WOULD BE IN IN TERMS OF THE COMMUNITY, WHERE WOULD THE COMMUNITY BE 50 YEARS FROM NOW))
SUPER=01-Ted Petoskey/HSMM Vice President;
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OUT Q=50 years from now.
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VO-NAT


Included in the capsule are designs and photos of current projects, plus mementoes of 19-97... such as a newspaper, a music C-D, and "post-it" notes.
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p-comet


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=none


It's been lighting up the morning commute for many Virginians for more than a week now--
It's the comet Hale-Bopp, and it's the talk of the astronomy world.
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VO-NAT


This digital image of the comet was taken Sunday Morning at Virginia Tech's Observatory at Mountain Lake.
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SOT 17:50:30
IN Q=it has a

((IT HAS A VERY LONG PERIOD. A LITTLE OVER 2000 YEARS....2040 YEARS IS THE PERIOD OF THIS COMET. SO IF YOU DON'T SEE IT NOW, YOU WON'T CATCH IT AGAIN FOR A LONG TIME...YOU WON'T WON'T BE AROUND TO SEE IT.)) ((WHEN THEY COME, SOMETIMES THEY CAN BE QUITE SPECTACULAR-- SOMETIMES THEY ARE DUDS, THIS IS A SPECTACULAR ONE, I WOULDN'T MISS IT. ))
SUPER=01-Greg Topazna/Va. Tech Astronomer; :00
SUPER=01-John Semonetti/Va. Tech Astronomer; :13
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OUT Q=miss it.
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VO-NAT


Until March 19th, the Comet is visible just before dawn to the east. And also just after dark, very low in the western sky.
March 20th through the 22nd, the comet will be easy to spot at dusk in the Northwest sky.
Then the real show begins March 24th.
The Hale-Bopp Comet will be high in the Northwestern Sky just after twi-light.
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SUPER=333-Mostly Clear/Wind NW-10/30-34/Partly Sunny/And Windy/50-55;
SUPER=334-Mostly Clear/Wind W-10/36-39/Mostly Sunny/And Breezy/50-54;
SUPER=X5001;

RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


Get your passport for our video of the day-- we're going to the desert-- right here on News-7 Primetime on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Alzheimer's


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST= 10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=alzheimer's disease


A new line of attack may have opened in the battle against Alzheimer's Disease.
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VO-NAT


The largest and longest study yet suggests a common anti-inflammatory can cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's in half-- maybe even more.
The 15-year-study on aging found that anti-inflammatories-- like Motrin and Advil, the Ibuprofen drugs, and Naperson found in Aleve, cut the risk by as much as 60-percent.
Aspirin and Tylenol-type pain relievers seemed to have no effect.
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SOT 20:34:10
IN Q=This may offer

((DR. JEFFREY METTER/NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING: THIS MAY OFFER AN APPROACH FOR THE PREVENTION OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jeffrey Metter/National Institute on Aging; :
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=Alzheimer's Disease.
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VO-NAT

***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART****
The brain of an Alzheimer's Disease patient gets tangled with proteins and plaques and becomes inflamed.
The drugs seemed to reduce the inflammation, and slow the progress or even the onset of the disease.
But prolonged use can cause ulcers and kidney problems.
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SOT 20:34:32
IN Q=People should not go

((PEOPLE SHOULD NOT GO OUT TO THEIR LOCAL DRUG STORE AND TAKE MOTRIN BASED UPON THIS STUDY. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Deborah Marrin/Alzheimer's Expert; :
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=this study.
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VO-NAT


Further studies are needed-- to prove the effects of anti-inflammatories, and determine the appropriate dosage.
Still, it's considered an intriguing piece of the Alzheimer's puzzle that one day may be solved.
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P-Salem-VA


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=health care


INpatient care on an OUTpatient basis--
It's a growing trend in the health care industry across the country.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


To meet the growing demand, the Salem V-A has just opened its new Center for Outpatient Services.
The 30- bed facility will include a day clinic to provide admission and recovery from outpatient surgery.
A 23- hour clinic will offer short- term medical care, as well as observation and testing.
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SOT 1:29:52
IN Q=It's like a welcome

((DR. RAJIV JAIN/CHIEF OF STAFF: IT IS LIKE A WELCOME CENTER AND A CONTINUUM OF SERVICES FROM THE OFFICE, PRIMARY CARE, TO OUTPATIENT SURGERY AND DIAGNOSTIC CENTER, AND THERE IS FOLLOW-UP RIGHT AFTER THE PROCEDURE. SO, IT'S COMBINATION OF SERVICES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Rajiv Jain/Chief of Staff;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=combination of services
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VO-NAT


With the center's opening, officials estimate 70- percent of all surgery will be done on an outpatient basis.
The Salem V-A saw more than 200- thousand outpatients during the last fiscal year.
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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


Tonight's video of the day comes to us from the Egyptian Desert-- as, for many of us these shots are the closest we'll ever get to it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-El-Gouna, Egypt; :


It's called "Desert Breath"-- the mystical looking series of cones and conical depressions.
They're a work of art arranged in spirals around a central pool and cover 25 acres.
Three Greek artists spent six months carving and sculpting the design from sand.
The project was funded by a tourist resort hoping to attract business.
But for the creators, the work has a deeper significance-- they believe it will challenge visitors' perception of time, distance, and space.
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SOT 15:10:56
IN Q=The other thing

((STELLA CONSTANTINIDES/ARTIST: THE OTHER THING WE WANTED TO EXPRESS OF ENDLESS HORIZONS-- TO CREATE A KIND OF BALANCE OF THE TWO. ))
SUPER=75-Stella Constantinides/Artist
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=of the two.
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VO-NAT


The works will not be saved-- rather, they'll be left to erode by the wind.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME LOGO


Tonight on Primetime Sports - Steve Mason checks in from UVa as the men's and women's teams get ready for the NCAA.
Ohio State cleans house tonight firing both of its head basketball coaches.
The ACC coach of the year is announced tonight,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC; :00


as is the Associated Press all-american team that not surprisingly is headed by Tim Duncan.
He is the first repeat performer since Shaquille O'Neal.
Joining Duncan on the first team are Keith Van Horn, Ron Mercer, Raef LaFrentz and Danny Fortson.
Now the scores.
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SP-ACC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-1
GRAPHIC=ACC logo


The Associated Press announced the winner of this year's ACC coach of the year honor tonight and not surprisingly, the votes were spread out throughout the league.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


Duke's Mike Krzyzewski was the winner though taking home 56 of the 119 votes cast by members of the ACC sports writers association.
Dean Smith was second in the voting, while Maryland's Gary Williams was third.
Six of the league's 9 coaches got at least one vote. And why not - 5 ACC teams cracked the top 10 this year.
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SP-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vb97-1
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


March Madness and hoop hysteria have again made themselves at home at Mister Jefferson's university.
This afternoon Steve Mason checked out both the the men's and women's teams that are set to begin play in their respective West regional openers later this week.
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IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Jones/UVa Head Coach; :11
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Friday; :26
SUPER=01-Harold Deane/UVa Point Guard; 1:05
SUPER=@steve1; 1:10
SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/UVa Women's Head Coach; 1:28
RUNS=1:47
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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SP-Ohio


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS


Not every team is getting ready for the NCAA's or even the NIT for that matter.
In fact, this afternoon Seton Hall fired men's basketball coach George Blaney. But the catch is that the athletic director didn't do the firing. Larry Keating refused to get rid of the hoop coach and instead he resigned, leaving the firing to the University president.
Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger had no trouble firing not only his men's head basketball coach but also the head coach of the women's program today, as Randy Ayers and Nancy Darsch were released.
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SOT
IN Q="There has been...

((ANDY GEIGER/OHIO STATE A.D.))
SUPER=01-Andy Geiger/Ohio State Athletic Director; :00
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OUT Q=...PROGRAMS."



P-Dummies


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


Maybe, like myself, you're the type of athlete who likes somebody else to do all the work-- while you sit back and watch.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Ellicottville, NY; :


Or in this case, let a dummy take the fall.
For the 35th season now, Holiday Valley ski resort has sponsored a downhill ski dummy race.
As you can see, the dummy designers go all out for this-- and what they come up with is pretty creative.
Now, the first part of the race is SOMEWHAT easier-- but, to WIN, your dummy has to land upright, and get to the finish line faster than the others.
The winner was Snoopy the Red Baron-- he had a flawless flight over the snow fence....well, almost flawless.
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bye
ANCHOR=Connie

tomorrow...goodnight. That's all for us-- Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, see you