12:00-01

Snow

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-90
GRAPHIC=winter storm


Western Virginia is on the move again.
Snow plows have cleared away much of the icy mess left by yesterday's winter storm.
While many neighborhood streets are still covered with snow and ice, the main roads are greeting drivers with dry pavement.
Double Boxes=Melanie & Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is in Roanoke this morning... where traffic is moving and residents are scraping their sidewalks clean.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Melanie... traffic is moving well here on Interstate 5-81... and we're told on Interstates 81 and 77 as well.
IN fact, we started this day in much better shape than we might have expected... considering the amount of snow that fell yesterday.
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SOT
IN Q=For those who had to be out
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :
SUPER=07-Connie Bailey; :
SUPER=07-Bob Anderson; :
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=going on.


((For those who had to be out and on the road, driving was a challenge after midnight...
But most people heeded the warnings and stayed home... giving snow plows, both public and private, a chance to do their jobs. NAT SOUND
It was a long night for West Virginia resident Connie Bailey and his family.
They spent the night at the Roanoke Regional Airport waiting on a relative whose arrival was delayed by the storm.
SOT 04:01:13
IN Q=It's just one of those

((IT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS YOU CAN'T CONTROL, SO YOU JUST SIT AND WAIT IT OUT.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=wait it out.


But by daybreak, the interstates and major roads were clear of snow...
Children were taking advantage of a snowy hillside... and the front lines of the fight had shifted to the neighborhood streets and sidewalks still covered with snow.
SOT
IN Q=I think we're very lucky

(( ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=going on. ))



Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


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Western-Snow


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=winter storm


The blanket of snow that covered the New River Valley continues to keep folks there moving at a slower pace.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton joins us live from Blacksburg with an update on local road conditions.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=@teresa1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Melanie, it was definitely a good night for V-DOT crews who, at least in this area, are actually moving along quicker than expected.
(Rollcue:than expected)
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SOT
IN Q=It was
SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT Resident Engineer; :00 quick
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :07
RUNS=:55 approx.
OUT Q=secondary roads.

((
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SOT
IN Q=It was

((DAN BRUGH/VDOT RESIDENT ENGINEER:IT WAS AVERY GOOD EVENING, WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MAJOR EQUIPMENT BREAKDOWNS AND EVERYTHING WORKED REAL SMOOTH. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=real smooth.


Warmer temperatures than expected also worked to VDOT's advantage.
At this hour-- the primary roads, such as Interstate 81 and Route 460 are in good shape.
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1:01:08
SOT
IN Q=There are

((THERE ARE GOING TO BE PLACES WHERE SNOW IS GOING TO BE BLOWING BACK ACROSS THE ROAD, IT MIGHT HAVE A FEW ICY SPOTS BUT THEY'RE CLEAR AND WILL STAY CLEAR. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=stay clear.


Warmer temperatures overnight also helped crews tackle quite a few side roads, as well.
Right now, VDOT has already went over nearly 50- percent of the secondary roads in Montgomery, Giles and Pulaski Counties.
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1:00:56:02
SOT
IN Q=During

((DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY-- WE'LL GET OVER ALL OF THE SECONDARY ROADS AT LEAST ONCE AND START THE SECOND PASS AND THEN THIS EVENING WE HOPE TO GET STONE ON ALL THE SECONDARY ROADS. ))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=secondary roads.

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Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Teresa/Microwave




Car-Dealer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net a
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The manager of a Clifton Forge car dealership has been found guilty of selling cars without a title.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


In court yesterday, Dave Mann was convicted on two counts of failing to obtain a title.
He was also found guilty of improperly using temporary and dealer plates.
All of the convictions are misdemeanors.
Mann was fined a total of 18-hundred dollars.
One-third of the fine was suspended, on the condition one of the customers involved gets his title by January 16th.
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S-Gilmore-Cabinet


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Governor- elect Jim Gilmore expanded his cabinet with three more appointees
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Gilmore's second round of appointees is less diverse than his first.
All three named yesterday are Republicans.
The Public Safety Secretary- Designee was Gilmore's assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in Henrico County -- and his Deputy Assistant Attorney General in that office's criminal division.
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SOT 13:46:42
IN Q=We restored

((WE RESTORED TRUTH IN SENTENCING. WE DID AWAY WITH PAROLE. WE CAME UP WITH BIFURCATED TRIALS. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT, GOVERNOR, I THANK YOU FOR THE TRUST THAT YOU'VE PLACED IN ME. AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU WITH ALL THE DEDICATION AND SKILL AND ABILITY THAT I HAVE.))
SUPER=01-Gary Aronholt/Public Safety Secretary-Designee;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=I have.
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VO-NAT


Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Chairwoman Anne Petera (pa-TEER-uh) will take over as Secretary of the Commonwealth.
And George Allen's second Finance Secretary -- Ron Tillett -- will keep the job under Gilmore.
Tillett has been helping Gilmore decide if he under- estimated the cost of the "no car tax" plan during his campaign.
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SOT 13:55:00
IN Q=And we are

((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: AND WE ARE LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS RIGHT NOW TO DETERMINE WHETHER THAT WILL BE THE CASE.))
SUPER=@Gilmore
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=the case.
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VO-NAT


Gilmore says even if the tax cut costs more -- he's committed to making it happen.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Tucker


Former U-S Attorney Monty Tucker will fill out the final two weeks of George Allen's term as Public Safety Secretary.
Tucker is also chairman of the state Parole Board.

nurse-death


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Indiana, a former nurse who was on duty when dozens of hospital patients mysteriously died, is in custody this afternoon.
Orville Lynn Majors is officially charged with killing six of those patients.
He also is a suspect in as many as 100 other hospital deaths.
Drew Levinson reports.
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SOT

7:18:23
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Terre Haute, IN; :00
SUPER=10-Orville Lynn Majors/Defendant/Sept. 14, 1995; :45
SUPER=01-Charles Ellis/Indiana State Police; 1:08
SUPER=01-Richard Marshall/Victim's Son; 1:18
SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:30 (no SU)
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=cbs news,detroit.

((
FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS POLICE THOUGHT ORVILLE LYNN MAJORS WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR SCORES OF DEATHS AT A WESTERN INDIANA HOSPITAL-MONDAY THEY CHARGED HIM WITH SIX COUNTS OF MURDER.

(NATSOUND LEAVING POLICE STATION)


"Still say you're innocent Lynn? Yes."
THE ONE-TIME NURSE IS ACCUSED OF KILLING PATIENTS AT THE FORMER VERMILLION COUNTY HOSPITAL NEAR TERRE HAUTE. THOUGH HE'S NOW CHARGED WITH ONLY THESE MURDERS, HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATORS SAY DURING A TWO YEAR PERIOD HE WAS PRESENT AT 130 OF THE 147 DEATHS AT THE FACILITY. MAJORS WAS SUSPENDED MAJORS IN 1995 AFTER INVESTIGATORS DISCOVERED THE DEATH RATE HAD TRIPLED ON THE INTENSIVE CARE WARD WHERE HE WORKED. SINCE THE BEGINNING MAJORS CLAIMED HE HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE DEATHS-THIS WAS MAJORS DURING AN 1995 INTERVIEW ON CBS'S 48 HOURS.

(SOT ORVILLE LYNN MAJORS, DEFENDANT, SEPT. 14, 1995, COURTESY CBS NEWS/48

HOURS)
"I like life, I like people, I like caring for people. Not to the point where you would think of the most merciful thing being to help what was inevitable? Absolutely not. I would never do anything to shorten anyone's life, I'm not God."

(NATSOUND EXHUMING BODY)


DURING THE ONE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR INVESTIGATION, AUTHORITIES EXHUMED AND PERFORMED AUTOPSIES ON 15 PATIENTS WHO DIED DURING THE 22-MONTH PERIOD.

(SOT, CHARLES ELLISS (correct), INDIANA STATE POLICE, "IT JUST TOOK TIME TO

PUT THIS TOGETHER WITH ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED AND EVERYTHING. IT JUST TAKES TIME.")
MAJORS' ARREST DREDGED UP PAINFUL MEMORIES FOR RELATIVES OF THOSE WHO DIED AT THE HOSPITAL DURING THE TIME IN QUESTION.

(SOT, RICHARD MARSHALL, VICTIM'S SON. )


"There's really nothing they can do to him. He's destroyed a lot of lives. If he's found guilty, the state of Indiana's not going to do anything."
MAJORS IS BEING HELD WITHOUT BOND UNTIL HIS COURT HEARING TUESDAY. DREW LEVINSON, CBS NEWS, DETROIT.))

CHICKENS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In Hong Kong today, the massive slaughter of more than a million chickens is taking longer than expected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


The entire chicken population is being destroyed in attempts to prevent new cases of the bird flu.
The world health organization is trying to calm worries over the mysterious disease.
It says none of the evidence suggests there will be a widespread epidemic.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

EBOLA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

7:39:10
Researchers may be on the trail of a vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus.
Scientists at the University of Michigan injected guinea pigs with genes from Ebola.
The rodents ended up protected from the infection.
Researchers say if the vaccine can be tested in non-human primates within a year and is successful, human tests could begin a year after that.
Ebola drew worldwide attention in 19-95 when close to 250 people died from the disease in the former Zaire.
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E-Children-Surgery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Children's Health


Some standard medical procedures we take for granted, let alone cutting edge technology, do not exist in most developing countries.
Some patients from those countries, who are lucky enough to find help, travel to the U-S for medical attention.
Joe Dashiell shares the story of three children from the Dominican Republic who came to western Virginia.
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SOT
IN Q=Three- year- old Arlim Guerrerro
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :10
SUPER=07-Patty Stanley; :16
SUPER=07-Ed Stanley; :27
SUPER=01-Dr. Clint Cavett/Pediatric Surgeon; :52
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=JD News 7


((Three- year- old Arlim Guerrerro came to western Virginia for the medical care she couldn't receive at home.
She was suffering from Hirschsprung's disease, a life- threatening intestinal disorder.
In May, Arlim moved in with Bedford County residents Patty and Ed Stanley and their children.
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SOT
IN Q=When you see those sweet little face

((PATTY STANLEY: WHEN YOU SEE THOSE SWEET LITTLE FACES, YOU CAN'T... IT'S HARD TO TURN THEM DOWN AND WE'VE REALLY BEEN BLESSED ALL THREE TIMES. OUR KIDS HAVE COME THROUGH SO WONDERFUL.)) ((ED STANLEY: GOD HAS GIVEN ME FIVE HEALTHY CHILDREN AND SO FAR I HAVE THE THREE HEALTHY GRANDCHILDREN AND I JUST WANT TO DO THIS TO PAY HIM BACK FOR WHAT HE HAS GIVEN ME.))
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=what he has given me.


Arlim wasn't the first child the Stanleys welcomed into their family.
Five year-old Julie came in 1992.
Eight- year- old Eurys followed a year later.
and then Arlim...
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SOT 03:40:51
IN Q=To get to know her

(( ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=take for granted.


The Stanleys say they don't deserve the credit for the childrens' success. They praise the group Medical Care for Children, Virginia Baptist and Carilion Hospitals, doctors, nurses and other volunteers.
And with the support of other families, they hope more children like Arlim will return to their homes with hope for a better life.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Fruit-Kids


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=children's health


Most people do NOT eat the daily recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables.
A California Hospital -is trying to change that trend-- by teaching children healthy eating now-- for a healthier future.
Diana Penna reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Sacramento, CA;:00
SUPER=01-Denise Jarman/Third-Grader; :15
SUPER=01-Linda Babin/Marshall Hospital;:48
SUPER=01-Diana Penna/Reporting; :58 (no SU)
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=I'm Diana Penna

((THESE KIDS ARE DANCIN' AND SMILIN' -- ABOUT-- YOU'RE NOT GONNA BELIEVE THIS... EATING FRUITS VEGETABLES...
NAT: DO YOU THINK YOU'LL BE STRONGER? YEAH.

SOT: DENISE JARMAN/THIRD-GRADER

THEY MAKE ME RUN FASTER AND MAKE ME STRONGER
NAT: THE KIDS ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME!
MARSHALL HOSPITAL IS WORKING WITH MORE THAN 5-HUNDRED THIRD-GRADERS -- AS YOU CAN SEE... USING CREATIVE WAYS TO GET KIDS TO HAVE THEIR FIVE SERVINGS OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES A DAY IS WORKING. SOME OF THE FAVORITES MAY SURPRISE YOU!
NAT: BROCCOLI! NAT: I MOSTLY LIKE THE GRAPES WITH CREAM CHEESE! NAT: I EAT A LOT OF CARROTS.
PROBLEM IS... THESE KIDS ARE THE HEALTHY FEW. MORE THAN 50-PERCENT OF CHILDREN ACROSS THE COUNTRY DON'T GET THEIR FIVE A DAY!

SOT: LINDA BABIN/MARSHALL HOSPITAL

IT'S OUR LIFESTYLE... OUR FAST FOOD LIFESTYLE-- WORKING PARENTS-- A VARIETY OF THINGS MARKETING OF FOODS THAT ALL SAY THEY HAVE FRUIT IN THEM BUT THEY DON'T HAVE ANY FRUIT IN THEM.
PROGRAMS LIKE THIS ARE CHANGING BAD HABITS... THESE KIDS WON THEIR WEEK-LONG CHALLENGE ... MANY WILL MAKE HEALTHY EATING SOMETHING THEY DO FOR A LIFETIME.
DIANA PENNA FOR CBS NEWS.))


Times-square


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


In the Big Apple, timing is everything -- even in avoiding disaster.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


The upper floors of a vacant six-story building collapsed this morning in New York City's Times Square.
No was was injured as debris rained down on the area.
But a city spokesman says if it had happened two days from now -- during the annual New Year's Eve celebration -- a lot of people would have been hurt.
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Commercial-Ban


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A television commercial being blamed for copycat deaths has been banned from New Zealand television.
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VO-NAT


The commercial shows two rugby stars jumping off a water fall, south of Auckland in pursuit of a can of juice.
SUPER=03-New Zealand/December 26;


Three people have jumped to their deaths from the waterfall since Christmas Eve, apparently imitating the commercial.
The Beverage Company had refused to take the commercial off the air, despite a petition drive.
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E-Crimestoppers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=None


If you've ever thought of making a citizen's arrest, a new program in Lynchburg could be a step in that direction... and it could also put some extra money in your pocket.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Law enforcement personnel from nine jurisdictions helped kick off the Lynchburg area's first Crimestoppers program.
Citizens can phone in tips to help solve crimes while remaining anonymous. There will also be cash rewards of up to a thousand dollars.
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SOT 23:21:41
IN Q=We know it's

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND BASED ON OTHER JURISDICTIONS IN THE NATION, IT'S BEEN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL. AND THE NUMBERS AS FAR AS ARRESTS AND PROPERTY RECOVERED AND DRUGS SEIZED IS JUST ASTRONOMICAL SO I'M SURE IT'S GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL HERE AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=here as well.
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VO-NAT


Wingfield says the area's recent string of twenty armed robberies will be the first case publicized by the Crimestoppers program.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-34/59/W 21-24/29.50R/70/1996/10/1983;
SUPER=301-36/59/W 9-18/29.49S/71/1996/-4/1917;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Mostly Cloudy/Winds W 10-20/20-24/Partly Sunny/Breezy &

Chilly/30-34;
SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/& Windy/20-24/Partly Sunny/Winds NW 15-20/30-34;
SUPER=332-Cloudy, Chance of/Snow Showers/15-19/Partly Cloudy/Scattered

Flurries/22-26;
SUPER=333-Cloudy, Chance of/Snow Showers/15-20/Lt. Snow Possible/Winds NW

15-20/25-29;
SUPER=334-Snow Showers/1 to 2 More Inches/10-15/Cloudy & Cold/Snow

Showers/20-24;
SUPER=X5001;


Holiday-Hoops


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NationsBank Logo


Once again the Nationsbank Holiday Hoops classic is postponed.
The final round of play is now set for tomorrow at the Salem Civic Center.
Floyd County takes on William Byrd at noon.
Salem faces Glenvar at 2 and William Fleming and Cave Spring play for the title at 4.

Jabbar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=NBA
N-B-A legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NBA; :

faces charges in an alleged parking lot dispute.
A California man says he was attacked by the former Laker center in April when Jabbar pushed his face against a plate glass window and then shoved him to the ground.
The 50- year- old Jabbar is charged with single counts of Misdemeanor battery and false imprisonment.
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Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-16
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The N-B-A has issued fines and suspensions after a fight during the Philadelphia and Sacramento game Sunday night.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NBA;


Philly's Derrick Coleman and the Kings Corliss Williamson slugged it out in front of the scorers' table after elbows and forearms were thrown under the basket.
Nobody left the benches but teammates who were in the game including Olden Polynice and Allen Iverson moved in to break up the pair.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD LOGO


Williamson was fined 15-thousand dollars and suspended for three games and Coleman was fined 10-thousand dollars and suspended for two games.

West


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=Carquest Logo


The Bowl season continued last night as West Virginia of the Big East and A-C-C member Georgia Tech hooked up in the Carquest Bowl.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/WTBS; :


The Yellow jackets would get on the board on their first possession of the first quarter when fullback Ed Wilder bulled over from the 2 to make it 7 to nothing.
But West Virginia came right back on its possession capping a drive when Amos Zereoue (Zeraway) goes outside and scores from the 20 yard line to tie it at 7.
Georgia Tech would take the lead again in the first quarter when
SUPER=36-Georgia Tech/35/West Virginia/30/;quarterback Joe Hamilton calls his

number on the draw and scores from 30 yards out and Georgia Tech goes on to win it 35 to 30.
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UVA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


The Virginia Cavaliers bounced back yesterday afternoon in the Rainbow Classic in Honolulu. Curtis Staples scored 17. Norman Nolan scored a game high 24 as Virginia beat Brigham Young 72 to 54.