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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Andrew Freiden;
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ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
THE ROLLER COASTER DEBATE OVER WHEN WOMEN SHOULD START GETTING REGULAR MAMMOGRAMS-- NOW THE EXPERTS ARE SENDING A CLEAR MESSAGE.
THE CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR DEBATE TOBACCO REGULATIONS.
IT'S MONDAY, MARCH 24TH, OUR TOP STORY
AFTER THREE DISMISSALS, THE STATE WINS A GUILTY VERDICT AGAINST ONE OF THE VIRGINIA TECH FOOTBALL PLAYERS CHARGED IN A CAMPUS BRAWL. ))
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P-Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=news-7 pt


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


Tyron Edmond was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in the beating of another student.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


After the incident, Edmond admitted he hit Jonathan Nelson.
Nelson also identified Edmond as one of the people in a mob who landed a punch.
But Edmond now says he was really only protecting HIMSELF after someone else struck Nelson.
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SOT 20:37:49
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((TYRON EDMOND: AND AS HE WAS FALLING BACK, AS HE FELL BACK I NUDGED HIM LIKE THAT AND GOT HIM OFF OF ME. ))
SUPER=01-Tyron Edmond/Tech Football Player;
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VO-NAT


Montgomery Circuit judge Ray Grubbs didn't buy it, and ordered Edmond to serve two days of a 30- day jail sentence.
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((DUTTON OLINGER/EDMOND'S LAWYER: WITH THAT TYPE OF SENTENCE ONE DAY KILLS TWO. SO HE'LL HAVE 24 HOURS THAT HE'LL HAVE TO SERVE. ))
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TALENT=Connie
SS=legal scales


The judge dismissed charges against three other players charged in the fight. Four more are awaiting trial.

P-Tractor-Ax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#NET-E FROM 597-08
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


There were some scary moments in Roanoke this afternoon when a delivery truck lost its brakes, near Hunting Hills Plaza on route 220 in Roanoke.
It happened when the truck was heading down a steep cross-street leading into the plaza.
It made it through the busy intersection, then sideswiped two cars and landed on top of another.
The truck driver swerved and tried to avoid hitting any cars, but his luck ran out after crossing route 220.
Several of the people in the cars suffered injuries-- none life threatening.
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P-Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire officials are investigating a suspicious blaze that broke out in a northwest Roanoke home today.
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VO-NAT
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No one was injured, but the home at the corner of Tenth Street and Forest Hill Avenue suffered serious damage.
Witnesses did NOT report anything unusual, but the fire apparently started outside the house... investigators say there was no obvious cause.
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P-Hardy-Folo


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./March 11;


It appears it was an electrical short that sparked the fire at the Hardy Community Center earlier this month.
Investigators have completed their review, and today the remains of the building were demolished.
The fire department is now making plans for an addition to the fire house that will also provide room for training and community events.
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P-Religion


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


They want prayer in schools.
And they also want an end to what they see as the government's "hostility" toward religion.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :


Sponsors today unveiled the "Religious Freedom Amendment"-- a measure calling for the right to acknowledge religious heritage-- and the freedom to display religious symbols on public property.
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((REP. ERNEST ISTOOK/R- OKLAHOMA: FOR EXAMPLE, JUST ON VOLUNTARY SCHOOL PRAYER FOR OVER 30 YEARS PUBLIC OPINION POLLS HAVE SHOWN THREE QUARTERS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESIRE AND SUPPORT SUCH A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. IT'S LONG PAST DUE FOR CONGRESS TO ACT ON SUCH A PROPOSAL.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Ernest Istook/(R) Oklahoma; :
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Opponents though say the proposed measure will just be used to marginalize non-Christians.
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((BARRY LYNN/AMERICANS UNITED FOR SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE: IT WILL PERMIT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS THE POWER TO RUN ROUGHSHOD OVER RELIGIOUS MINORITIES. IT WILL ALSO USURP PARENTAL CONTROL OVER THE RELIGIOUS UPBRINGING OF OUR CHILDREN. FRANKLY I DON'T WANT POLITICIANS OR TELEVISION PREACHERS TELLING MY CHILDREN AND ME WHEN AND HOW TO PRAY, AND I DON'T THINK MOST OTHER AMERICANS DO EITHER ))
SUPER=01-Barry Lynn/Am. for Sep. of Church & State; :
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OUT Q=do either.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


The Coalition to Preserve Religious Liberties says the Constitution already provides adequate protection for the practice of religion.

P-Gilmore-Beyer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=campaign 97


The Virginia Governor's race is heating up and so is the candidates' battle over tobacco.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer today accused Attorney General Jim Gilmore of "blessing" illegal cigarette sales to children by fighting FDA regulations in court.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: TO FIGHT THE BEST NATIONAL ATTEMPTS TO KEEP TOBACCO FROM KIDS IS ESSENTIALLY TO BLESS THE SELLING OF TOBACCO TO KIDS. IT'S TO DRAW BACK INTO A SITUATION IN VIRGINIA WHERE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE IN VIRGINIA WE'VE NEVER EVEN HAD A CONVICTION FOR SELLING TOBACCO TO KIDS.))
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VO-NAT


A spokesman for the Republican called Beyer's remarks "the most ridiculous thing" he'd ever heard.
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TALENT=Connie
SS=gilmore


Gilmore's made efforts to strengthen Virginia's laws against children buying cigarettes.
But he says he still has NO intention of withdrawing Virginia's "friend of the court" brief AGAINST the FDA regulations.
Gilmore says tobacco is too important to Virginia's economy.
SS=campaign 97


The candidates do agree the state should NOT sue any tobacco companies over the health- related costs of smoking.
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A Virginia Tech Engineering student apparently leapt to his death from the stands at Lane Stadium. That story next--
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And in Bedford-- they've been telling the story of the County's history for nearly 20-years, and now museum officials would like to add another chapter. Details when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
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P-suicide


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


An 18-year old Virginia Tech student apparently committed suicide by leaping off the stands at Lane Stadium.
Police discovered the body this morning of Douglas Steven Ainey-- a freshman from Exton, Pennsylvania.
The Medical Examiner says Ainey sustained multiple injuries.... Virginia Tech officials say Ainey jumped from the east-side stands of the stadium.

P-Gore


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=gore


Vice President Al Gore arrived in Beijing today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beijing, China;


He is the highest level U-S official to visit China since the Tiananmen Massacre in 1989.
Gore's four day trip is expected to open a new era of cooperation between Washington and Beijing.
China and the U-S have seen "up and down" political and trade ties over recent years.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The Vice President is promoting his environmental agenda.
While in Tokyo, Gore laid the groundwork for an environmental conference in Kyoto next December.

P-Richards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abo
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=NONE


As one of the nation's few female governors, the former Governor of Texas-- Ann Richards says a lack of money and security prevents more women from running for office.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


The politician spoke to reporters before her speech earlier tonight at Roanoke College called--"The Path Ahead for Women in Public Service."
Richards says the doors are open for women, if they'll take the plunge.
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IN Q=Women should get

((ANN RICHARDS/FORMER TEXAS GOVERNOR: WOMEN SHOULD GET OVER THE BUSINESS OF ALWAYS BEING THE GIVERS AND THE CARETAKERS- WOMEN HAVE GOT TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT MAKING A LIVING, PUTTING MONEY IN THE BANK, BECOMING FINANCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY SECURE, SHOULD BE THEIR NUMBER-ONE GOAL.))
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VO-NAT


Richards was governor of the Lonestar State from 19-90 through 19-94.
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P-Bedford-Museum


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=dse
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=None


Expansion is in the works at Bedford's city- county museum.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Visitors have been coming to the museum to see everything from 12- thousand year old arrowheads to World War Two uniforms.
But its what visitors can't see that's prompting the expansion.
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IN Q=Because we have

((ELLEN WANDREI/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: BECAUSE WE HAVE MANY ITEMS FROM BEDFORD THAT NOBODY GETS TO SEE FROM THE COUNTY. ALL THESE FARM TOOLS THAT WERE MADE IN THE COUNTY, AND NO ONE OTHER THAN THE PERSON WHO DONATED THEM, PROBABLY DOESN'T KNOW THEY'RE HERE.))
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VO-NAT


So the museum plans to open the third floor of the building to show off hundreds of pieces of county history.
The plans also include an elevator to make the entire museum accessible to all.
But, it will all carry a big price tag
The renovations will cost a quarter of a million dollars.
Museum officials hope to raise enough money to match a state historic grant to make it all possible.
Fund-raising should begin in the next few months.
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P-Harrison-Museum


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=NONE


At Roanoke's Harrison Museum of African American Culture, a lack of storage space forced it to turn away some artifacts... But not anymore.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A ribbon cutting ceremony this afternoon opened a new museum annex on Rutherford Avenue.
Public and private grants paid for the construction. Central Fidelity Bank donated the lot.
The new building provides a climate- controlled space to store the museum's collection.
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IN Q=Any type of memorabilia

((ALETHA BOLDEN/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: ANY TYPE OF MEMORABILIA THAT'S DATED, AS WELL AS WOODEN ARTIFACTS NEED TO BE IN A QUALITY CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE WHERE THE HUMIDITY IS WATCHED AND SO FORTH. SO WE'LL DEFINITELY HAVE THAT AVAILABLE.))
SUPER=01-Aletha Bolden/Museum Director;
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


The new building still requires shelving and other equipment.
Museum officials hope to enlist volunteer labor, and additional contributions to complete the project.
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P-Corvette


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


Almost as fast as a speeding Corvette, the 1997 model of the sports car is being recalled.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


G-M wants owners to bring in their 1997 Chevrolet Corvettes because of a rear suspension problem that could cause the car to go out of control.
The '97 'Vette went on sale just two weeks ago.
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RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


lace up your skates....we're heading to the rink...and you're invited for tonight's video of day-- coming up on News-7 Primetime right here on WEFC....stay tuned. cc sponsor go to break

P-Breast-Cancer


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


On Health Check-- the American Cancer Society is revising its recommendations on when women should get mammograms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


The new guideline deals specifically with women between the ages of 40 and 50...and urges ANNUAL exams instead of every two years or so.
The American Cancer Society says the changed recommendation is aimed at saving lives.
It hopes the National Cancer Institute will follow in its footsteps this week-- and also recommend yearly mammograms for women in their forties.
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P-Mammograms


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer Prevention


Local physicians are afraid conflicting recommendations only leave women confused.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Dr. Alan Henry at the Breast Care Center of the Blue Ridge is a strong advocate of YEARLY testing.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


He says aggressive use of mammography is now reducing the mortality rate of women with breast cancer.
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SOT 13:34:44
IN Q=Most people

((DR. ALAN HENRY/BREAST CARE CENTER OF THE BLUE BRIDGE: MOST PEOPLE THAT DEAL IN BREAST DISEASE ON A REGULAR BASIS... CLINICAL BASIS... DAY TO DAY ARE QUITE CONVINCED BASED ON BOTH OF THE RESEARCH DATA AND THEIR OWN PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THEIR PATIENTS THAT MAMMOGRAPHY DONE YEARLY IN THIS AGE GROUP PARTICULARLY, IS VERY EFFECTIVE AND VERY IMPORTANT. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Alan Henry/Breast Care Center;
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VO-NAT


In Virginia alone this year, it's likely that more than 40 thousand cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed-- More than ten-thousand women in the state will die from the disease.
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P-Wine


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=alzheimer's


Recently we reported on a study that found the pain killer Ibuprofen may
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VO-NAT

help in preventing Alzheimer's Disease.
Now, there may be another simple solution.
French doctors report that elderly people who drink three or four glasses of wine a day cut their risk of developing Alzheimer's by a startling 75-percent.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
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What happens when you gather some of the biggest stars in figure skating,
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Roanoke; :

and turn them loose on the ice at the Roanoke Civic Center?
Well, you end up with the Video of the Day.
It's the Discover Stars on Ice Tour in the Star City tonight.
And it certainly is a star-studded cast, with the combined talents of Kristi Yamaguchi, Torville and Dean, Ekaterina Gordeeva and many others.
Missing from the lineup tonight, though-- was one of the event's creators-- Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton.
He started treatment this week after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, the Associated Press all-state is out and a local coach and player hit it big, Rick Barnes puts a Tiger in his tank and Mo money in the bank by staying with Clemson, the Old Dominion Athletic conference has a new commish, and Frank Beamer talks about the start of Spring practice.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00


But first, one of Beamer's top returning defenders, Tony Morrison is not taking part in Spring drills and he is not even a part of the team any longer.
Beamer and Morrison met in the past week to discuss the future of the often troubled linebacker. The verdict is that he will not play in 1997. The statement says the decision is a mutual one.
Now tonight's scoreboard.
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SP-Group-A


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=all-state


The Associated Press Group-A all-state basketball team was announced tonight and it has good bit of local flavor.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-1996-97 Season; :00


Glenvar's Art Lawrence who took a team that started the season 3-and-9 all the way to the state semi-finals was named Group A coach of the year.
And the man who knocked his Highlanders out of the state tournament heads up the first team. Travis Cantrell of Floyd earns first team all-state honors.
Glenvar's Josh Williamson, the Highlanders leading scorer. earned second team all-state honors.
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SP-Barnes


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=CLEMSON


The Clemson basketball team won 23 games this past season and made it to the Sweet 16. The team also was in jeopardy of losing its coach Rick Barnes as Tennessee badly wanted him to come coach the Volunteers.
But Barnes said no, and for good reason.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


Tonight he agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at Clemson through the year 2004.
His new contract will also give him a significant salary increase. Barnes will now make $668 thousand bucks a year.
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SP-Beamer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


At the top of PrimeTime sports tonight we told you that linebacker Tony Morrison is no longer with the Tech football team.
He will be missed by a defense that also lost linebackers Brandon Semones and Myron Newsome to graduation.
In fact the Hokies have a number of spots to fill this Spring.
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((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD TECH FB


The Hokies play the annual Maroon-White game on April 19th at two pm at Lane Stadium.

SP-ODAC


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


And finally tonight, the Old Dominion Athletic Conference has named Brad Bankston the league's new commissioner.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


Bankston has worked with the ODAC in several capacities since 1992 and, he has been the league's assistant commissioner since 1995.
He replaces Dan Wooldridge, who is retiring in June.
And at 26, Bankston brings more than youth to the job.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Brad Bankston/New ODAC Commissioner; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Wooldridge/Retiring ODAC Commissioner; :16
SUPER=01-Scott Allison/Roanoke College Athletic Dir.; :25
SUPER=01-Joe Bush/Hampden-Sydney Athletic Dir.; :41
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ANCHOR=Mike
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The changing of the guard will officially take place at the end of the current academic year. Wooldridge is also serving as a consultant for the conference for a year.

preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-g
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


Who's that?-- it could be a familiar question for viewers watching the Oscars tonight.
SUPER=76-The Oscar Goes To....
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VO-NAT


The 69th annual Academy Awards is truly the year of the Independents.
Of the 20 people nominated in the acting categories-- 14 have never been nominated before.
We'll recap some of the winners along with all the hype that surrounds the awards.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow. Goodnight. Jean Jadhon will be along over on WDBJ-7 with a wrapup. Thanks for watching