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

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... A FOCAL POINT OF THE HARDY COMMUNITY SINCE THE 1950'S IS GONE...AS THE INVESTIGATION INTO THE CAUSE OF LAST NIGHT'S FIRE CONTINUES.
MAKE WAY FOR A RETIREMENT FACILITY IN LYNCHBURG...THAT'S WHAT THE PLANNING COMMISSION SAYS. ))
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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 Wednesday, March 12th, our Top Story
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VO-NAT


A group of citizens in Wytheville IS satisfied with the school system's plans to prevent FUTURE racial problems, but some worry progress is slow going.
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P-WYTHE-SCHOOLS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 PRIMETIME


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


The Superintendent of Wythe County Schools unveiled his plan tonight to fight racism at George Wythe High School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


Jim Vaught is sending some teachers to a "Dismantling Racism" workshop, along with some members of the Concerned Citizens Network.
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SOT
IN Q=i still think

(( ))
SUPER=01-Kerry Eans/Concerned Citizens Network
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=what went on
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VO-NAT


Last month, several students were suspended for tying their drawstrings into nooses.
Tonight, the citizen's group said it feared those suspensions would be overturned.
Eans added that his group is satisfied the administration does admit there IS a problem.
He says progress is being made in the right direction-- It's just that the progress is moving too slowly.
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P-Abed


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Federal and state police have arrested the last of the ten men indicted a week ago in a major racketeering and arson case.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Herndon;


(Ah-mahd Thee-ahb) Ahmad Thiab was taken into custody at Dulles Airport this afternoon, as he got off a flight from London.
Doctor Thiab had been living in Quebec, Canada.
Three years ago he was co-owner of Mixer's Restaurant and Lounge in Salem.
SUPER=03-Salem/April 2, 1994;


It burned to the ground in a spectacular blaze that federal authorities now say was deliberately set by members of the Abed "crime family."
Thiab allegedly hired five of the Abeds to set the fire in an UNsuccessful attempt to collect insurance proceeds.
Thiab has a doctorate in Political Science and holds joint citizenship in Canada and Iraq.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=abed


JOE Abed's lawyer filed a motion today demanding that the indictment be dismissed, citing appearances by federal prosecutors on Channel 7.
If it's not dismissed, Attorney Jack Kennett says U-S Attorney Bob Crouch and his assistant Tom Bondurant should be taken off the case.

P-Hardy-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# net-c
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SOT 14:28:23
IN Q=It's a big loss

((IT'S A BIG LOSS TO THE COMMUNITY. IT'S GOING TO BE HARD TO REPLACE IT.))
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OUT Q=hard to replace it.
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VO-NAT


Bedford County residents assess the damage, while investigators search for a cause in the smoking rubble of the Hardy Community Center.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;


Crews from at least six different departments battled the blaze last night.
It was first spotted around 7:30-
The blaze threatened the fire house next door, before it was brought under control.
Today, Public Safety Director Dave Nichols said the fire had some unusual characteristics, but he would NOT label it suspicious.
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SOT
IN Q=So there was a lot of volume

((DAVE NICHOLS/BEDFORD CO. PUBLIC SAFETY DIR.: SO THERE WAS A LOT OF VOLUME OF FIRE. THE WINDS WERE GUSTING 20 OR 25 MILES AN HOUR SO THAT MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THE QUICK FIRE SPREAD, BUT AGAIN, UNTIL WE CAN CONDUCT A FULL INVESTIGATION, WE CAN'T SPECULATE AS TO THE CAUSE.))
SUPER=01-Dave Nichols/Bedford Co. Public Safety Director;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=as to the cause.
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VO-NAT


The oldest section of the community center was built in the 1950s, and eventually lead to creation of the fire department.
Members say they hope to rebuild.
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P-Salem-VA


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=Veterans Admin


It's not patient care-- but a personnel matter that's leading to an investigation
SS=presley


of the Salem V-A Medical Center's director, John Presley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Presley recently placed ASSOCIATE director William (Della-meeter) Delameter on administrative leave.
SUPER=03-Salem;


Now a V-A appointed panel is investigating PRESLEY.
No word yet on exactly what the review's about.
But officials say it's necessary because both Presley and Delameter hold such high positions.
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SOT 10:03:07
IN Q=There were some issues

((DR. RAJIV JAIN/CHIEF OF STAFF: THERE WERE SOME ISSUES BETWEEN THE DIRECTOR AND THE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR. SINCE DR. PRESLEY HAD PUT MR. DELAMETER ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE THE NETWORK DIRECTOR DECIDED TO HAVE THIS PANEL REVIEW ALL OF THE FACTS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Rajiv Jain/Chief of Staff;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=all of the facts
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VO-NAT


Dr. Jain (Jane) expects the committee to complete its investigation within the next few days.
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P-L'burg-Planning


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-09
GRAPHIC=l'burg seal


A major retirement community for Lynchburg has been given the green light by the city's planners.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Supporters and opponents of the project packed the planning commission meeting this afternoon.
Developers want to turn this 400- acre patch of land into a retirement complex featuring a nursing home, individual housing and supporting businesses.
Neighbors say they're worried the size of the project will create traffic and security problems.
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SOT 5:25:15
IN Q=When a number

((LARRY ANDERSON/NEIGHBOR: WHEN A NUMBER OF US.. .. SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS.))
SUPER=01-Larry Anderson/Neighbor; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=single family dwellings.
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VO-NAT


The planning commission voted unanimously to approve the project.. next month City Council is scheduled to vote on it.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Meanwhile, Poplar Forest officials remain optimistic they'll be given the chance to acquire one small portion of the property that has historical significance.
It contains the remains of a tobacco barn that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson.
tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


The issue of cloning humans takes center stage on Capitol Hill today...
And a little later on NEWS-7 Primetime...
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VO-NAT


Have you noticed a new look for Virginia's Senior Senator?
The scoop on John Warner when we come back.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Cloning


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=cloning


Cloning has made its way to Capitol Hill.
Now Congress is asking should human cloning research be limited?
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VO-NAT


The Scottish researcher who cloned a sheep says he sees no reason for human duplication- but says cloning research can be beneficial.
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SOT 11:15:40
IN Q=

((IAN WILMUT/SCOTTISH SCIENTIST: EXPERIENCE SHOWS WE'RE VERY BAD AT UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH. THIS IS, I THINK, A CLASSIC CASE.)) 11:16:22 ((SEN. JAMES JEFFORDS/R- VERMONT: WE'VE BEEN FASCINATED BY JURASSIC PARK AND FRANKENSTEIN AND BRAVE NEW WORLDS. THAT SCARES US TO DEATH.))
SUPER=01-Ian Wilmut/Scottish Scientist; 00
SUPER=01-Sen. James Jefford/(R) Vermont; 07
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=scares us to death."
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VO-NAT


Others say research on human cloning should not be construed merely as copying people.
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SOT 11:17:32
IN Q=

((HAROLD VARMUS/NAT'L INSTITUTES OF HEALTH DIRECTOR: OR IT CAN BE CONSTRUED AS THE KIND OF REPROGRAMMING OF THE HUMAN CELL FOR EXAMPLE A SKIN CELL TO MAKE A BONE MARROW CELL FOR TRANSPLANTATION.))
SUPER=01-Harold Varmus/National Institutes of Health Director;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=cell for transplantation."
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Today's hearing comes after President Clinton issued a directive keeping federal money away from human embryo research.

P-Seat-Belts


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor George Allen says he supports belting children in the back seat...and will pass a bill to enforce fastening safety belts.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But the Governor says he'll be making changes to the version the General Assembly passed last month.
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SOT 15:00:49 tape two
IN Q=They argued

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY ARGUED AROUND IT SO MUCH. I ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO BE LISTENING TO THEIR DEBATE, WHEN THEY WERE CARRYING ON WITH IT. AND I SAID "YOU KNOW THEY'VE GOT THIS THING SO MESSED UP NO ONE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE DOING." BUT THE PRINCIPLE THAT CHILDREN IN THE SECOND SEAT OF A CAR WHERE THERE ARE SEATBELTS OUGHT TO BE BELTED, I SUPPORT THAT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=support that.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's a little bit of a change in philosophy for the governor who's vetoed seat belt bills in the past, calling them government "nannyism."
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SOT randy tape95-4 52:41
IN Q=Well

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WELL, I JUST DON'T THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO LEGISLATE GOOD SENSE.))
SUPER=04-April 1996;
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=good sense.
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VO-NAT


Allen says he wants to make sure the new bill does NOT allow children to sue their parents if they're NOT properly belted in.
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P-Beyer


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


Democrat Don Beyer took his gubanatorial campaign to Lynchburg today.
He says his main goals are improving education and getting tougher on crime.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Beyer talked to supporters outside Lynchburg's Small Business Development Center.
The two-term lieutenant governor says upgrading Virginia's public schools doesn't have to cost a lot of money.
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SOT 00:57:20
IN Q=Most of the

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: MOST OF THE THINGS THAT WE WANT TO DO DON'T COST A LOT OF MONEY. RESTORING CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE ISN'T A BIG TICKET ITEM. DEMANDING WE GET OUR MONEY'S WORTH FOR THE SIX BILLION THAT WE ALREADY SPEND, THAT JUST MAKES SURE THAT WE'RE SPENDING OUR MONEY WISELY. ENDING SOCIAL PROMOTION DOESN'T COST VERY MUCH.))
SUPER=@Beyer; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=cost very much.
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VO-NAT


Beyer backed away from a statement he made last week that educational improvements might mean higher taxes.
That led his likely opponent, Attorney General Jim Gilmore, to label Beyer a "tax and spend liberal."
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P-Eagle-Rock


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=NONE


A passionate fight to save Botetourt County's Eagle Rock bridge was heard in Salem today.
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SOT 1:44:42
IN Q=If we

((BONNIE MAYO/BOTETOURT COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS: IF WE DO NOT HAVE THIS BRIDGE, CALL THE UNDERTAKER. EAGLE ROCK WILL BE DEAD. I'M HERE TO TELL YOU TODAY THAT EAGLE ROCK IS NOT DEAD AND SHE'S FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE. 2 SECONDS OF APPLAUSE. ))
SUPER=01-Bonnie Mayo/Botetourt Co. Board of Supervisors;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=2 seconds of applause
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Dozens of residents from the Eagle Rock Community turned out today for a public hearing.
Their message to the Virginia Department of Transportation- the 43-Y bridge is crucial.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./Last Month;


But it will ultimately be the Board of Supervisors that decides the structure's fate.
Members are expected to vote next week on a VDOT proposal that would save the bridge.
If the board accepts the plan, the county must guarantee at least half of the money needed to rebuild it.
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P-Warner-Hair


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=John Warner


The secret may be in the bottle.
Virginia Senator John Warner is NOT elaborating.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But Capitol Hill observers say the senior Senator's sporting a slightly darker...slightly bluer tint to his hair.
Warner says through a spokesman his parents gave him a strong crop of hair, he's thankful, and "that's all any person should say."
The Senator just turned 70 last month.
In November he showed off a younger, darker look.
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SOT randytape 96-10 43:29
IN Q=The ladies

((THE LADIES LIKE TO SEE WHAT I USED TO LOOK LIKE BEFORE A FEW OTHER THINGS COME ON.))
SUPER=@Warner;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=come on.
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VO-NAT


It may be that the Senator liked that look as well.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=330-High Clouds/Light Winds/30-34/Clouding Up/Wind SE-10/52-56;
SUPER=331-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/32-35/Increasing Clouds/Wind SE-10/53-56;
SUPER=332-High Clouds/And Cold/25-28/Clouding Up/Wind SE-10/54-58;
SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/And Cold/28-30/Turning Mostly/Cloudy/50-54;
SUPER=334-High Clouds/And Cold/26-29/Increasing Clouds/Wind SE-10/54-58;
SUPER=X5001;

P-pre-roller
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


This one might be something to be afraid of--
It's the World's Fastest Roller Coaster--
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SOT 15:26:01
IN Q=Now they say NAT SOUND

((I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO FALL OUT...OH, OH, OH MY GOODNESS ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=my goodness NAT SOUND
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VO-NAT


Hang on to your hat--
We're hitching a ride, on News-7 Primetime-- right here on WEFC.
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cc sponsor go to break

P-Rompers


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=CHILD SAFETY


The government has a warning about a brand of children's rompers sold at K-Mart.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled 30-thousand Little Miracles rompers for infant boys.
The commission says the red and orange paint may contain lead.
Rompers with other-colored snaps are considered safe.

P-Wellness


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=wellness


Some area health care workers got the chance to re-charge their batteries today, at a wellness seminar designed to help them relax.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


The buzzwords at this stress-busting session-- health, healing, wellness and wholeness.
Participants sampled such so-called "alternative therapies" as tai chi-- dreamwork, reflexology and massage.
And there are many ways to unwind, without professional help.
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SOT 11:04:49
IN Q=Even if you

((DIANE MIDDLETON/MASSAGE THERAPIST: EVEN IF YOU TAKE A FEW MINUTES A DAY OR EVERY OTHER DAY TO MASSAGE YOUR OWN FEET, TO RUB YOUR OWN HANDS TO MASSAGE YOUR OWN FACE AND SCALP, TO DO ANYTHING THAT'S VERY GENTLE AND NURTURING FOR SELF IN A TOUCH ORIENTED WAY. ))
SUPER=01-Diane Middleton/Massage Therapist; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=touch-oriented way.
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VO-NAT


And an expert in music-evoked imagery says the power of sound is within everyone's grasp-- as close as the radio.
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SOT 10:55:25
IN Q=I think music

((I THINK MUSIC NEEDS TO BE AN IMPORTANT PART OF EVERYBODY'S LIFE, FIRST OF ALL, SO SURROUND YOURSELF WITH MUSIC. BUT SURROUND YOURSELF WITH QUALITY MUSIC, THE MUSIC THAT WE USE, WE DON'T USE ANYTHING THAT USES ENGLISH LANGUAGE BECAUSE THAT GOES RIGHT TO THE BRAIN AND CAUSES US TO THINK ABOUT RATHER THAN JUST FEEL.))
SUPER=01-Nannette Borling/Music Imagery Expert; :
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=rather than just feel.
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VO-NAT


Organizers say they just hope the wellness seminar provided some new ideas for relieving stress- to help caregivers re-energize.
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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


Our top shots tonight are enough to make your stomach turn and churn.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Valencia, CA; :


It's the new Magic Mountain ride-- the World's Fastest Roller Coaster.
Superman-- as the ride is called-- goes from zero to 100 miles an hour in less than seven seconds.
On the way down, they say you actually experience weightlessness.
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SOT 15:25:29
IN Q=Very exciting

((VERY EXCITING, FUN, IT'S JUST A RIDE YOU WILL LIKE. THE RIDE WENT REALLY SMOOTHLY AND STUFF. I THINK IT'S AMAZING WHEN YOU TURN AROUND, YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE PARK AND EVERYTHING. IT'S REALLY FUN I WANT TO GO ON IT AGAIN. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=on it again.
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***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
The record holder has already travelled this speeding bullet 70 times.
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SOT 15:25:46
IN Q=It's faster and

((IT'S FASTER, AND YOU LIFT UP, YOU FLOAT. IT'S BETTER THAN ALL THE OTHER RIDES. )) ((I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO FALL OUT. OH, OH OH. MY GOODNESS. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=oh oh oh my goodness. NAT SOUND
SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, an update on injured Giants first baseman J.T. Snow, plus Carol Alfano talks about the reality of being lett go after 19 years at Tech.
Plus, Steve Mason talks with the UVa men about their NCAA opener with Iowa tomorrow night.
Speaking of Iowa.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT; :00


Less than an hour ago out in Salt Lake City, Hawkeyes head coach Tom Davis and his players talked about the challenge of playing the gritty Cavaliers.
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SOT
IN Q="I think...

((TOM DAVIS/IOWA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Tom Davis/Iowa Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...TOUGH LEAGUE."
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TAKE A BREAK

SP-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB97-1
GRAPHIC=Final Four


The Virginia Cavaliers are in Utah preparing for tomorrow night's West Regional opener in Salt Lake City against 8th seeded Iowa.
Steve Mason has more on the 9th seeded Cavaliers and how they stack up with the Hawkeyes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Jones/Virginia Head Coach; :10
SUPER=01-Courtney Alexander/Virginia Forward; :35
SUPER=@Steve1; :47
SUPER=03-Dayton, OH/1995 Midwest Regionals; 1:13
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/Virginia Guard; 1:21
RUNS=1:34
OUT Q=...News 7sports"
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((Uva has never had problem with leaving University Hall; except when the travel plans include Utah, where the wahoos have lost both NCAA openers there, in 1987 and in 91. ((JEFF JONES:))
Is Utah ready for Courtney Alexander. His ACC tournament 27 point performance against North Carolina, perhaps the hottest team in the land, indicates his recovery from early season injury. ((COURTNEY:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((JEFF JONES:))
UVa is back in the dance after a year off. In 1995, the Wahoos went all the way to Midwest region finals with strong a effort from then freshman Curtis Staples. ((CURTIS STAPLES:)) Harold Deane might be slowed by injury, but checking Andre Wooldridge won't be a problem. ((:))
The game tips off at 10:30 eastern time, in Charlottesville, Steve Mason bews 7 sports.))


SP-Alfano


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB97-1
GRAPHIC=tech hoops


Virginia Tech women's head basketball coach Carol Alfano, found out yesterday that her 19 year reign over the Lady Hokies was about to come to a close.
In the 80's it was almost unheard of for women's coaches to be fired, or forced out, Alfano says times are a changing.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="We've asked...

((CAROL ALFANO/278 WINS IN 19 SEASONS:))
SUPER=01-Carol Alfano/278 Wins in 19 Seasons; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...of a shock."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1996-97 Season; :00


The winningest coach in Tech history won 278 games, and says she leaves the school without any hard feelings.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="I'm realistic...

((CAROL ALFANO:))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...OR NEXT SPRING.
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold tech


Alfano says she may try to coach again, but would like to give administration a try.

SP-Snow


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


And finally, some good medical news tonight for the San Francisco Giants and J.T. Snow, the first baseman.
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Scottsdale, AZ/Yesterday; :00


Mariners' pitcher Randy Johnson accidentally hit Snow in the left eye during a cactus league game in Scottsdale, Arizona yesterday.
Snow was taken to the hospital where he underwent a battery of tests.
He has a fractured left eye socket, but doctors say the health of the eye is good.
He does have some blurred vision, but that is due to the swelling.
He was released from the hospital tonight.
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bye
ANCHOR=Connie

news in 30-minutes over on WDBJ-7. See you tomorrow...goodnight. That's all for us on NEWS-7 Primetime-- Jean Jadhon will be along with more