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SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=70-Roy Stanley;
ANCHOR=Connie
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SOT
IN Q=

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...SEX ON THE INTERNET...THE SUPREME COURT TAKES UP THE ISSUE.
A CAMPBELL COUNTY TEENAGER IS SENTENCED TO MORE THAN 50-YEARS IN PRISON-- FOR KILLING HIS NEIGHBOR. ))
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OUT Q=HIS NEIGHBOR.


top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Wednesday, March 19th, our Top Story.
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VO-NAT


A Blacksburg woman is found guilty of driving under the influence in the fatal crash that killed a 20-year old Virginia Tech student on campus.
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p-williams


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=n7pt


Good Evening this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=williams


Evelyn Williams' blood wasn't tested until six hours after the accident.
It took that long for officers to get a warrant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 11;


20-year old Dan Kelly and Ryane Simpson were walking with their backs to traffic on Virginia Tech's Southgate Drive.
The car Williams was driving hit them from behind.
Kelly died on impact.
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SOT
IN Q=

((RYANE SIMPSON/ACCIDENT SURVIVOR: ALL I REMEMBER IS I WAS THROWN, BEING PICKED UP, THROWN IN THE AIR AND THEN LANDING IN THE SNOW ALONGSIDE THE ROAD. THEN I ROLLED OVER AND I SAW DAN LAYING ABOUT 30 FEET FROM ME. ))
SUPER=01-Ryane Simpson/Accident Survivor;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=30 feet from me.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Today;


A state toxicologist used a measured rate to estimate blood alcohol level at the time of the accident...saying it was in the neighborhood of POINT 1-3...above the legal limit of point-oh-eight.
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SOT

((HON. THOMAS FRITH/MONTGOMERY CO. DIST. JUDGE: IT'S A REAL CLOSE SITUATION, THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU. BUT IN VIEW OF MR. CARPENTER'S TESTIMONY I DON'T FEEL I CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT CONVICT YOU OF DUI. ))
SUPER=01-Hon. Thomas Frith/Montgomery Co. District Court Judge;
RUNS=:10
out=you of DUI.
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VO-NAT


Judge Frith fined Williams 500 dollars and suspended a 30- day jail sentence.
Her license is suspended for a year, or until she completes an alcohol safety course.
The judge also certified an involuntary manslaughter charge to the Montgomery County grand jury.
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p-Mize


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Trey Mize


A seventeen- year- old Campbell County boy will spend most of his adult life in prison for killing his neighbor last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


Based on average life expectancy, Judge Samuel Johnston estimated that Roger Vassar had another 53 years to live before Lewis "Trey" Mize shot and killed him in January, 1996.
So Johnston sentenced Mize to 53 years in prison for the murder, tacking on another three years for the firearms charge.
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SOT 00:07:16//00:11:58
IN Q=Nobody knows why

((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: NOBODY KNOWS WHY HE KILLED ROGER VASSAR AND NOBODY KNOWS WHAT HE'S CAPABLE OF IN THE FUTURE. AND THE COURT'S PRIMARY DUTY WAS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC AND THE COURT CARRIED OUT THAT DUTY.)) ((MARGIE VASSAR/MOTHER OF VICTIM: AND IT'S VERY HARD, BECAUSE ROGER WAS IN THE PROCESS OF GOING TO BUY LAND, AND NOW HE HAS A PLOT INSTEAD OF A LOT, SO IT'S VERY HARD.))
SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :00
SUPER=01-Margie Vassar/Victim's Mother; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=it's very hard.
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VO-NAT


Defense attorney Tom Blaylock says he's disappointed the judge gave Mize more than what the guidelines called for.
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SOT 00:33:52
IN Q=In essense

((TOM BLAYLOCK/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: IN ESSENCE WHAT THE JUDGE HAS DONE TODAY HAS BASICALLY GIVEN HIM A LIFE SENTENCE WHEN YOU GET DOWN TO IT. AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DISAPPOINTED ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Tom Blaylock/Defense Attorney; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=disappointed about.
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VO-NAT


Blaylock says it's likely he'll appeal the conviction.
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P-Abed


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597=04
GRAPHIC=abed


A federal magistrate has set strict terms of release for Joe Abbott.
It could be blocked by a District Judge, but bond WAS set late today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


Rod Abed was DENIED bond today.
But the man the government says is the head of a Palestinian crime family in Roanoke could be out of jail tomorrow, if he can post 250-thousand dollars bond.
Another son- -who is NOT a suspect the racketeering case- -says it's simply UNtrue. There is no crime family.
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SOT 7:41:45
IN Q=We get up

((WE GET UP AND GO TO WORK EVERY MORNING JUST LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, AND WE HAVE THIS PRESSURE ON US. IT'S GETTING UNBEARABLE. AND WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE MEDIA TO PLEASE TONE IT DOWN. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS THE ABED CRIME ORGANIZATION. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Abed/Joe Abbott's Son
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=crime organization.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-January 13, 1995


The indictment charges Robert's brother, Rod, set TWO fires on 13th Street the same day.
Two people DIED in the second one... possibly because they might have seen who set the first fire.
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P-SCOTUS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-E
GRAPHIC=INTERNET
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Should indecent material be allowed on the Internet?
That's what the Supreme Court must decide. It's hearing arguments on- whether congress has the power to limit pornography On-Line.
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SOT 14:08:22
IN Q=

((BRUCE ENNIS/AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION: THE PRINCIPAL PROBLEM WITH THE ACT IS IT COMPLETELY BANS FROM MOST OF CYBERPSACE A VAST AMOUNT OF SPEECH THAT IS CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED FOR ADULTS.)) 15:02:22 ((DEE JEPSEN/"ENOUGH IS ENOUGH": A CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER CAN'T PUT A HUSTLER MAGAZINE WHICH IS LEGAL FOR ADULTS IN FRONT OF CHILDREN OR CERTAINLY SELL IT TO THEM OR THEY WOULD BE PROSECUTED. SO WHY IS THE INTERNET ANY DIFFERENT?))
SUPER=01-Bruce Ennis/American Civil Liberties Union; 00
SUPER=01-Dee Jepsen/"Enough is Enough"; :10
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=INTERNET ANY DIFFERENT?"
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VO-NAT


A ruling is due by July.
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wipe wipe wipe

p-local-internet


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-05

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Meantime, Roanoke County has been supplying free public access to the internet for more than a year.
Library Director Spencer Watts says that's because libraries are in the business of dispensing information.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:19:04
IN Q=concern always is

((SPENCER WATTS: CONCERN ALWAYS IS WITH ANY TYPE OF REGULATION. IF THE GOVERNMENT INTERVENES, AT SOME POINT, AND BEGINS TO DRAW STRONG LINES OF WHAT SHOULD AND SHOULDN'T BE DONE...WHERE DO THESE LINES END UP? ))
SUPER=01-Spencer Watts/Library Director;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=end up
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VO-NAT


Roanoke County's main library has its three internet terminals in public view.
Watts says that discourages people from accessing pornographic material.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:13:58
IN Q=so far

((SPENCER WATTS/LIBRARY DIRECTOR: SO FAR WE'VE NOT EXPERIENCED A SIGNIFICANT PROBLEM WITH PEOPLE USING THE INTERNET IN AN INAPPROPRIATE WAY. WE FIND THAT MOST PEOPLE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT THEY ARE IN A PUBLIC PLACE. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=public place
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VO-NAT


Watts adds the best type of regulation comes from parents.
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P-Comp-Time


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-G
GRAPHIC=WASHINGTON DC


Choosing comp time instead of overtime pay could be everyone's option.
The House has narrowly approved a bill that Republicans say would liberate American workers by giving them more time with their families.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Democrats and unions say it would open the door to abuses, with the employer making the decision.
Although he supports the broad concept, President Clinton has threatened to veto a comp time bill.
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tease#1

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


A shutdown at a Central Virginia manufacturing plant is forcing employees off the job for about a week.
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VO-NAT

Later tonight on Primetime Sports-- James Madison University quickly fills its basketball coach vacancy-- details when we come back-- right here on WEFC.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Georgia-Pacific


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=None


Georgia- Pacific's container-board mill in Big Island is in the middle of a one- week shutdown due to soft demand.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Big Island/File Tape;


Close to 400 people work at the plant.
Nearly all of them have the week off without pay.
There is a handful of salaried, maintenance, and security employees still working.
The plant reopens Monday.
Georgia Pacific has closed several other facilities across the U-S for the same reason.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None


The last furlough at the Big Island plant took place in 1995.

P-gilmore-Contribution


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=gilmore


Virginia Democrats are pointing the fund-raising finger back at Republicans... calling today for Attorney General Jim Gilmore to give back 275- thousand dollars to New York bond houses and step down from office.
SS=republican


Gilmore's running for the Republican nomination for Governor.
The 275- thousand dollar contribution was funneled through the national Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Democrats say the New York brokers will be violating federal securities laws if they do business in Virginia now after Gilmore's accepted the money.
Virginia Republicans say the story is a "smokescreen" to deflect attention from the Roger Tamraz donation.
SS=democrats


That's the 100- thousand dollars Virginia Democrats returned yesterday to an oil tycoon with questionable access to President Clinton.

P-Allen-Ethics


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=ALLEN


Governor George Allen's tinkering with campaign ethics bills passed by this year's General Assembly.
The Governor says he will amend two bills.
One would require politicians to stop all fundraising during the annual legislative session.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Allen cites examples of lawmakers who ask lobbyists to buy tickets to fundraisers during the session.
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SOT tape one 11:24:47
IN Q=I'm not

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M NOT SAYING THAT THAT IS ANY SORT OF A DEAL BEING MADE THERE BUT IT JUST ISN'T RIGHT.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=isn't right.
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VO-NAT


Allen says Virginia has some of the weakest campaign laws in the nation...but in comparison to questions about the Clinton White House--
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SOT 11:17:34
IN Q=I would

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WOULD NOT WANT TO SAY THAT THERE IS ANYTHING LIKE THAT GOING ON IN VIRGINIA.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=Virginia.
TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


The Governor's other amendments would require lawmakers to report gifts or entertainment donated to them with a value of 50-dollars or more.
Lawmakers had already passed a version with a 100-dollar reporting limit.

P-Trans-Board


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=None


A plan to preserve Mount Rogers National Recreation Area -- but improve its roads -- is finally in front of the Commonwealth Transportation Board.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But the recommended upgrades to Routes 58 and 16 through the forest land came about in secret.
A citizens' committee headed up by V-DOT engineer Jamie Browder was appointed by George Allen's Transportation Secretary.
The Governor "witnessed" the document allowing the appointments.
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SOT 15:39:35
IN Q=If you

((ROBERT MARTINEZ/VA. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: IF YOU KNOW THE AREA AND YOU KNOW THE CONTROVERSY WITH THIS AREA, YOU KNOW THAT IF THE MEETINGS HAD BEEN HELD IN AN OPEN FORMAT, WE WOULD NOT BE WHERE WE ARE TODAY.))
SOT 11:35:38 tape two

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND SO I DON'T KNOW WHY THEY WERE HAVING THEM IN PRIVATE. MAYBE THEY WERE NEGOTIATING. I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE REASON WAS.))
SOT 15:39:59

((ROBERT MARTINEZ/VA. TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: THE OTHER REALITY IS THAT THIS GROUP HAS NO AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER. NONE. ZILCH. NOTHING. NO AUTHORITY.))
SUPER=@Martinez; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :08
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=no authority.
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VO-NAT


The next steps will occur in public.
The state board must vote to accept the recommendations and take them to public hearing later this year.
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P-Mars


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


The mystery continues-- has there been, or is there now, life on Mars?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Houston, TX; :


Scientists have been studying the "magnetites" found in a large meteorite from Mars.
The word today from NASA-- the studies are inconclusive.
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SOT 15:22:43
IN Q=If you ask

((LAURIE LESHIN/UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA: IF YOU ASK ME WHETHER I BELIEVE LIFE WAS STARTED ON MAR. I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT IT'S MORE LIKELY THAN NOT. 50-50, BUT MORE LIKELY THAN NOT. ))
SUPER=01-Laurie Leshin/Univ. of California; :
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=more likely than not DOUBLE OUT!
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VO-NAT


Most scientists are holding out for more data.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/And Cold/36-39/Partly Sunny/Wind W-10/55-58;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Light Wind/38-40/Turning Partly/Sunny/54-58;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/34-36/Clouds Early/Then Clearing/52-55;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Patchy Drizzle/34-36/Partly Sunny/Wind W-10/50-52;
SUPER=334-Mostly Cloudy/Patchy Drizzle/33-36/Becoming Partly/Cloudy/50-55;
SUPER=X5001;


P-Hamilton


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=MEN'S HEALTH


U.S. figure skating star Scott Hamilton has been diagnosed with testicular cancer--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


He'll begin chemotherapy within a week.
The four-time world champion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist said today in a statement he's 100 percent confident that he can overcome the disease--and be back on the ice within a few months.
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P-Skin


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=women's health


Estrogen replacement therapy can help prevent osteoporosis and heart disease.
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VO-NAT


Now, researchers say it can also help to prevent wrinkles.
Women who took estrogen were found to have up to 30-percent fewer wrinkles and dry skin.
The study is reported in the Archives of Dermatology.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-15
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


When teachers at Alleghany COunty's Boiling Springs Elementary School started their reading program last month-- they told the kids to think of it as a NASCAR race.
The kids did, and they read more than 400-thousand pages.
Their reward today, is just one component of our video pick tonight--
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SOT
IN Q=Nat Sound
SUPER=75-Alleghany Co.; :04
SUPER=75-Greensboro, NC; :27
SUPER=75-Madison, WI; :38
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=SPEED AND NEATNESS COUNTS.

((
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SOT
IN Q=NAT SOUND
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=NAT SOUND


We couldn't skip this race between NASCAR drive Rick Mast and the School's principal-- going head to head in a late model tricycle competition.
Mast told the kids-- if they want a future in racing-- or anything else-- they have to keep reading and stay in school.
While we're on the topic of career counseling--
Some fifth graders are ready for an almost real shuttle mission.
Five would-be astronauts are spending their 30 hours in their mockup space shuttle.
They'll eat there.. sleep there.. and teach their classmates about the mission on closed circuit tv.
And still on the clock-- check out these contestants in the Housekeeping Olympics.
They call this event Bednastics.
Obviously, speed and neatness count!))
SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


A busy night on PrimeTime sports a former J-M-U player will take over for Lefty Driesell and Former Duke Assistant Tommy Amaker is ready to take over the program at Seton Hall.
But first a couple of notes from the N-F-L. Fullback Darryl Johnston has a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NFL; :


And Denver quarterback John Elway is recovering from surgery to his throwing shoulder.
He underwent Arthroscopic surgery this afternoon and will probably miss May's mini camp but should be ready for July's training camp.
Now the numbers.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Florida State/76//West Virginia/71////UNLV/14//Arkansas/21/1//;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Utah/113//Boston/100////New York/93//Philadelphia/84/4//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Toronto/81//Detroit/83/4///Indiana/62//Atlanta/74/4//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Golden State/65//Miami/53/4///Vancouver/51//Minnesota/71/4//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Cleveland/72//Charlotte/87/4//;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Florida/1//N.Y. Islanders/5/1///Montreal/3//N.Y. Rangers/3/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/New Jersey/2//Washington/2/3///Philadelphia/2//Toronto/2/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Boston/1//Detroit/2/3///Phoenix/0//Dallas/4/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/San Jose/0//Calgary/0/2///Tampa Bay/0//Edmonton/0/1//;
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=....last score."


SP-NIT


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=NIT LOgo


The Seminoles of Florida State have advanced to the quarter finals of the N-I-T with a win over West Virginia.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/ESPN; :


Seminole coach Pat Kennedy calling a play from the coaches box.
Florida State took the early lead in the first half Lamar Greer scoring on the break to make it 27 to 26.
But the Mountaineers rallied pushing the ball inside for easy baskets to lead 39 to 35 at the half.
The Seminoles made a run to open the second half this Randell Jackson follow slam made it 49 to 44 Mountaineers.
West Virginia could maintain that lead with four minutes left in the game Adrian Pledger scores to make it 64 to 60.
But the Seminoles got this three SUPER=33-Florida State/76/West

Virginia/71/;pointer from Greer to lead by one and Florida State advances with the 76 to 71 win.
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SP-JMU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=JMU


The folks in Harrisonburg have found a replacement for Left Driesell.
SS=Dillard


In fact, JMU has replaced the left hander with his former right hand man, Sherman Dillard.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Terre Haute, IN; :00


The 41-year-old Bassett native, got his first college coaching job under Lefty at Maryland in 1979.
Before that he played at JMU, and most recently served as the head coach at Larry Bird's alma mater, Indiana State for the past three years.
Dillard's teams won 29 games in those three seasons in Terre Haute.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold dillard


Dillard was an honors student while at JMU.
And some of you may remember he was an assistant coach at Laurel Park during the 1978-79 season.

SP-Amaker


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=College Basketball


Former Duke assistant Tommy Amaker is ready to take over the college basketball program at Seton Hall.
Amaker met with school officials and team members this afternoon in New Jersey after formally accepting the job.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="We're excited...

((TOMMY AMAKER/SETON HALL HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Tommy Amaker/Seton Hall Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=........Seton Hall."
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SP-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express


The Express plays East Division leading South Carolina this Friday.
SS=Round House wrap Up full/18080


Last night's win over 2nd place Hampton Roads is just one topic in this weeks Round House Wrap up.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=@Steve1; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Today; :25
SUPER=01-Valeriy Svoboda/Express Right Winger; :34
SUPER=01-Ryan Equale/Express Center; :48
SUPER=01-Matt Carmichael/Express Back up Goalie; 1:11
SUPER=01-Tim Christian/Express Winger; 1:28
RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=...Round House Wrap up"
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((STEVE MASON:))
((Valeri Svoboda practiced Wednesday morning with great confidence. The reason? He registered an assist in his first game for the Express; in his first game as a pro. ((:EXPRESS RIGHT WINGER)) Against Hampton, Svoboda, who signed with the Express yesterday, played on the same line with Jeff Jablonsky and fellow Russian Ilja Dubkov. ((RYAN ELQUALE:))
The revolving door for back up goalies has been shut for now. Sylvain Careau's replacement is Matt Carmichael, a teammate of Svoboda's in the Ontario Hockey League. ((MATT:))
The Express worked out the downtown YMCA today. Roanoke is now just 4 points behind Richmond after the Hampton Roads win. The Stingrays are up next. ((TIM CHRISTIAN:))
Jeff Loder's injury woes from the Richmond game continue. Express sources say he hyper extended his left knee against the Admirals but should play this weekend. Steve Mason, Round House Wrap up.)) ((
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preview-boards


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


That's all for us-- but for more news in 30- minutes ...Here's what you'll
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dissolve to boards see on NEWS-7 over on WDBJ-7.
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Pet Adoptions;


The Franklin County Humane Society will be allowed to adopt- out the 100- plus animals that were mistreated by a Ferrum breeder.
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow...goodnight. More on the story with Jean Jadhon over on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching