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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A verdict in the case of that four year old girl who died at the hands of her own mother and step-father.
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VO-NAT


And the high water is receding in most places- -but not before doing damage. We've got a LIVE report with up-to-date information on flooding.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Liberty and Lynchburg make it a clean sweep for Hill CIty Hoops.
We'll take a look back at wins by each college last night.
Plus, the Express was back on the ice this morning,
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And VMI athletic director Davis Babb resigns his post effective immediatly.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
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Heavy Rains have ended but not before dumping up to eight inches in some areas. Details coming up.

Jessie


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Kenneth Jessie

A jury late this afternoon found 35 year old Kenneth Jessie responsible for the death of his four year old stepdaughter.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton joins us from the Montgomery County Courthouse with the latest.
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TLC


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=TAP


A clerical error at TAP could leave a number of folks in the Roanoke Valley homeless.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Newsroom


Tina Tenret explains how the slip-up could put people out in the cold.
Live=Tina Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Tina1;


Keith, Roanoke's Transitional Living Center is the valley's only longterm shelter for the homeless.
But the parent agency left six pages out of a funding application, costing the shelter 300-thousand-dollars.
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OUT Q=shut the doors

(( Come next winter, there may be no answer at the door of the Transitional Living Center.
These warm rooms and home-cooked food are fueled by money --
but the Housing and Urban Development Department refuses to contribute next year.
All because the parent agency TAP -- or Total Action against Poverty -- forgot to mail six pages of the funding renewal application.
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SOT 3:28:36
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((ELLEN BROWN/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: WE WERE RUNNING UP TO ... WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.))
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Jacqulen Burks lives at the shelter with three children - she says she ran from an abusive husband.
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((JACQULEN BURKS/RESIDENT: I WAS NEVER ALLOWED ... BE SOMETHING YOU'RE NOT.))
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The shelter was banking on those 300-thousand-dollars in national funds.
Without them, shelter leaders say they may be forced to shut the doors.))
OUT Q=something you're not
Live=Tina Full/Newsroom


Shelter officials say they were in a rush when they put the application together because previous computer programs had failed.
They say given their past performance -- they should get a chance to correct the error.
Double Boxes=Keith and Tina/Newsroom


But a housing department spokesperson in Richmond says that would be giving this homeless shelter an unfair advantage. And at least for this year, there's no second chance. The shelter MAY be forced to close late this year, possibly in November.


Flash-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Heavy rains overnight, pushed rivers and streams from their banks.
The high water closed many roads and flooded some houses in Western Virginian.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Tonight Joe Dashiell tells us where the flooding is still a concern-- and whether the most serious threat has passed.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Restricting teenagers' driving licenses--it's on the agenda of one state leader. We'll have the story next on News 7 at Six.
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and just three years after it opened, there are structural problems with the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center. But is the builder to blame?
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Flash-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Heavy rains overnight, pushed rivers and streams from their banks.
The high water closed many roads and flooded some houses in Western Virginian.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Tonight Joe Dashiell tells us where the flooding is still a concern-- and whether the most serious threat has passed.
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roll cue: and in Glasgow early tomorrow.
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Hager


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=John Hager


Lieutenant Governor- elect John Hager's been quietly practicing running the state senate... and overseeing the chamber's retro-fitting for his wheelchair.
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But today, Hager announced a legislative agenda to make transportation safer in Virginia -- and faster.
First, a bill to restrict teenage driver's licenses, limiting their number of passengers and requiring supervision when driving at night.
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((THE IDEA IS THAT THOSE WHO AREN'T PREPARED WOULD BE TOLD TO STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN. YOU NEED TO GO STUDY SOME MORE. YOU'RE GONNA LOSE YOUR LICENSE IF YOU DON'T SHAPE UP.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-American MagLev Tech.;


And some good news for Blacksburg.
Hager's endorsing the Smart Road site for a potential two- mile test track of what could be the world's fastest train.
And he's suggesting between five and seven million dollars in state money to help make it happen.
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Partial-Birth


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-93
GRAPHIC=None


Two Virginia lawmakers are proving once again that politics makes for strange bedfellows.
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SUPER=@file; :00


Last year, Democratic state senator Louise Lucas and Republican Steve Newman pushed through a bill that retired the state song "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia".
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Today, Newman announced he and Lucas will team up to sponsor a bill that would ban partial- birth abortions in Virginia.
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IN Q=We've worked

((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN/R- LYNCHBURG: WE'VE WORKED TOGETHER ON A NUMBER OF BILLS INCLUDING BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND OTHER BILLS, AND THIS, I THINK, GROWS OUT OF A DESIRE FROM BOTH PRO- CHOICERS AND PRO- LIFERS, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, TO FINALLY ELIMINATE THIS HORRIBLE ACT OF PARTIAL- BIRTH ABORTION.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Steve Newman/(R) Lynchburg; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=partial-birth abortion.
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VO-NAT


Lucas voted against the measure last year, when it was defeated by a single vote in a Senate committee.
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Anchor=Keith
SS=None


Newman's bill would ban the procedure except when the life of the mother is at risk.

CT-Lawsuit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-85
GRAPHIC=Virginia Supreme Court


Virginia Tech administrator Sharon Yeagle had her day in Virginia's highest court.
And it was a different kind of day for the high court.
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VO-NAT


Yeagle is, after all, trying to have an 850- thousand dollar lawsuit reinstated against Tech's Collegiate Times over what the paper says was an unfortunate mistake.
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IN Q=Honestly, growing

((JUSTICE LEROY HASSELL: HONESTLY, GROWING UP IN VIRGINIA, GROWING UP IN AMERICA, THAT PHRASE HAS NO MEANING TO YOU? JAMES CREEKMORE: YOUR HONOR, THAT PHRASE "DIRECTOR OF BUTTLICKING," THE ACTUAL LITERAL WORDS USED -- JUSTICE HASSELL: BUT DOES THE WORD BUTTLICKER HAVE ANY MEANING TO YOU? JAMES CREEKMORE: THE WORD BUTTLICKER MAY BE IMPLICATION CONTAIN THE SAME-- JUSTICE HASSELL: NO I'M ASKING DOES IT HAVE ANY MEANING TO YOU? CREEKMORE: YOUR HONOR, I WOULD SUGGEST THAT IT CONVEYS THE SAME MEANING AS BROWN-NOSER OR APPLE POLISHER.))
SOT 21:21:35

((LEISA CIAFFONE/YEAGLE'S ATTORNEY: IT MEANS BOOTLICKER, TO TRY TO GAIN FAVOR BY FAWNING, SERVILITY, ETCETERA. APPLE POLISHER, A PERSON WHO CURRIES FAVOR BY GIFTS OR FLATTERY, BROWN-NOSING, CURRYING FAVOR BY KISSING SOMEONE'S REAR END, QUOTE KISS-ASS, FAWNING TO GAIN ADVANTAGE.))
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SUPER=01-Leisa Ciaffone/Yeagle's Attorney; :23
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The justices must decide if the suit should be reinstated after a Montgomery County judge said NO reasonable person could conclude the title was factual.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
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The stock market fell sharply again today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow dropped nearly 100 points to close at 78 hundred three.
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Conference-Center


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-87
GRAPHIC=Hotel Roanoke


It's not a health threat.
It's not expected to hurt business.
But it looks bad.
That's why the Hotel Roanoke Conference Center is suing its contractors for nearly eight-million dollars.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Hotel management noticed the center's walls started to buckle in November.
The hotel's lawyer said he hired experts to check it out.
And they discovered bad soil in the building's foundation had expanded, causing the walls to move.
One of two contractors named in the lawsuit said an independent consultant -- NOT his firm -- was responsible for deciding which soil was used in construction.
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((JAY TURNER/CONTRACTOR: CONTRACTORS BUILD, BUT WE DON'T MAKE THOSE DECISIONS. THAT'S THE KIND OF DECISION THAT SPECIALISTS MAKE. AND THAT'S WHAT THESE PEOPLE DID. THAT'S THE WAY IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE DONE.))
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For his part, the hotel's lawyer said other defendants might be named as the case progresses.
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((PAUL BEERS/HOTEL ATTORNEY: WE'VE NAMED THE CONTRACTOR...THAT'S NOT TO SAY THERE MAY BE OTHER PARTIES BROUGHT INTO THE SUIT BY ONE PARTY OR ANOTHER LATER ON.))
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Beers said he expects the case will get settled out of court.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up on a busy Thursday in sports, VMI's athletic director unexpectedly steps down, the Express regroups for this weekend's big homestand, and we'll take a look back
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at how the Liberty Flames gave Jeff Jones a bad case of heart burn last night at University Hall.
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S-Babb


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=VMI


The VMI sports department suffered a big blow today when athletic director Davis Babb resigned his post effective immediately.
SS=BABB


Babb had been at VMI for 13 years, and in his current position as chief athletic administrator since 1991.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lexington/Last Year; :00


One of his final accomplishments was overseeing the integration of women's athletics at the Institute with the formation of the school's first cross country and track teams.
His departure was not triggered by any controversy or scandal, but rather by fatigue and the desire for change.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=BABB


Babb's good hearted nature and efficiency will be tough to replace.
SS=BOZEMAN


VMI's current track and cross country coach Mike Bozeman will assume the AD responsibilities on an interim basis.

S-Liberty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB98-1
GRAPHIC=LIBERTY


The Liberty Flames have been the talk of the state today and folks continue to be amazed that a 3-and-8 team could beat the University of Virginia on its home court.
Last night the Flames pulled off the shocker of the year
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as Liberty's interim head coach Randy Dunton just got more out of his players than his counterpart Jeff Jones did.
The final Cavaliers killer was provided by LU senior guard Larry Jackson. With the clock ticking down he sealed the Flames' win by hitting this tough jumper over Curtis Staples.
Liberty becomes the first in-state team to win at University Hall in nearly 20 years.
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((CURTIS STAPLES/ZERO FIELD GOALS LAST NIGHT:)) ((JEFF JONES/UVA HEAD COACH:)) ((COLIN DUCHARME/ZERO REBOUNDS LAST NIGHT:)) ((ERIK SORENSEN/12 POINTS LAST NIGHT:)) ((RANDY DUNTON/LIBERTY HEAD COACH:))
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S-UNC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE
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WIPE TO PINNACLE PAGE 99050
And you want to see what UVa is up against this coming Saturday tune in to Your Hometown Station tonight at eight.
We have the North Carolina-Georgia Tech game for you live right here on WDBJ-7.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=TECH/UVA HOOPS


This coming Monday night UVa will be right here in Roanoke taking on Virginia Tech at the Roanoke Civic Center.
And if you are trying to figure out which team might have the edge in this game - good luck.
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PINNACLE PAGE - 99051 The same Liberty team that beat UVa last night was destroyed by the Hokies back on December first.
And to complicate your line of thought even more look at this bottom two scores.
UVa beat VMI 92-to-55 just before Christmas.
But on New Year's Eve VMI knocked off Tech in Blacksburg.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD MATCHUP


Plenty of tickets are still available at the Civic Center.

S-Lynchburg


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB98-1
GRAPHIC=ODAC LOGO


Liberty wasn't the only team from the Hill City making a little moise last night.
While the Flames torched a path all the way to Charlottesville, Lynchburg College toasted ODAC rival Va. Wesleyan.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Va. Wesleyan vs. Lynchburg; :00


Lynchburg head coach Joe Davis gave his team few final pointers and then turned his Hornets loose on the Marlins.
And watch Lynchburg's Jason Ferguson takes the alleyoop pass and converts the layin to give the Hornets a first half lead.
This time down watch the Hornets make the game look easy with a perfect backdoor pass from Mike Desmond to Jerry O'Hara who gets two of his 25 points on the night.
Va. Wesleyan's Jason Nickerson would bring the Marlins back in this one with the tough spin move on the opposite end of the floor.
But they celebrated the hoop too long. No one gets back on "D" and
SUPER=33-Va. Wesleyan/67/Lynchburg/78;

Lynchburg's Rodney Early, the Glasgow native scores 2 of his 22, and the Hornets win it 78-to-67.
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S-EXPRESS


ANCHOR=MIKE
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#ice-98
GRAPHIC=express


The Express was back on the ice in Roanoke today after taking a beating on the road in three out of four games.
The team's only road-win came Sunday night in the form of a 4 to-3 victory over Dayton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The Express out shot the competition in three out of the four games and took a lead into the last 10 minutes of the Peoria contest.
But Coach Frank Anzalone says his team just couldn't get the kill.
Now that they're back at home the players are setting their sights on Raleigh and Richmond.
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IN Q=WE PLAYED PRETTY

((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE: WE PLAY PRETTY WELL AT HOME THAT'S WHERE YOU WANT TO WIN GAMES YOU HAVE TO WIN AND WE HAVE TO WIN THESE GAMES THIS WEEKEND SO THIS IS A GOOD PLACE TO BE.))
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VO-NAT


The 1 and 3 road trip didn't have much of an impact on the standings.
But that's only because Hampton had a tough week as well.
Raleigh comes to the round-house Friday and Saturday, Roanoke hosts Richmond.
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Weekend-Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=97-90
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News 7 is expanding.
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Starting this weekend, Denise Allen and Andrew Freiden will bring you News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday Morning. Watch for it at eight a-m both days--the latest news, and on Saturdays, we'll have Weekend Diner and a chance for you to share a recipe with viewers.
On Sundays, Virginia Newsreel will take us back in time to relive some of this area's history.
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Take Fullscreen Board 9403 Weekend News
Join Denise and Andrew at eight a-m beginning this Saturday January 10th.
All the news, weather and sports to start off your weekend.

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ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sta
TAPE#None


And coming up tonight on News 7 at 11--
A new police program is pairing officers with youngsters on the playing fields, hoping to improve relations between the two.
"Cops for Coaches" assigns officers to coach student athletes on junior varsity and varsity teams throughout the area. (ad lib byes) We'll have that story and more tonight at 11.