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Coming up on News 7-
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A Texas woman waits on death row as religious groups try to save her.
Iraq invites U-S congressional members to stay at Saddam's palaces. And --
A local musician is heading to Nagano, Japan.
She'll help kick off the winter Olympics with a special concert.
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News 7 is Next. Newsbreak
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Good Evening.
More testimony in the trial of drug trafficker Javier Cruz.
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Today the jury heard tapes of a conversation between Cruz's wife and a local realtor accused of money laundering.
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And time is running out for death row inmate Karla Faye Tucker. Only a successful appeal before the Supreme Court would stop tomorrow's execution.
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Plus Roanoke's newest resident makes a forecast-- and Robin Reed will tell you about the wet week ahead.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.









Cruz


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The jury in the Javier Cruz cocaine conspiracy case got to eavesdrop today on a conversation between Cruz's wife and a local realtor accused of laundering drug money.
Keith Humphry has the tape.
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((
Cruz bought a 100-acre farm in Floyd County in 1989- -to get away from fellow Columbian drug peddlers in New York who'd threatened to kill him.
Realtor Earl Frith had listed the property and made the sale.
The two men hit it off. Before long Cruz was buying livestock from Frith.
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((HERE'S THE WAY I REMEMBER IT, EVERY TIME I DEALT WITH HIM, THERE WAS SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNTS OF MONEY.))
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In a conversation monitored and recorded by the I-R-S, Frith recalled how Cruz had always paid in cash. ((HE GAVE IT TO ME. AND AT THAT TIME WE WROTE TWO RECEIPTS THAT I THINK WE DATED THE RECEIPTS A DAY APART OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I DON'T THINK I HAVE ANY RECORD OF EVER GETTING MORE THAN $8,000 AT ONE TIME. IF I DID, I'M DUMBER THAN I THINK I AM.))
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Frith is talking to Pamela Cruz, the drug dealer's wife- -unaware that she's wearing a wire.
She later showed up at his office with 40-thousand dollars in cash, seeking help in getting around the requirement to report large cash transactions. ((WE COULD WRITE AN AGREEMENT WHEREBY YOU PUT LESS THAN TEN, AND LESS THAN TEN AND A MONTH LATER, YOU KNOW, LATER SOMETHING ELSE ...OVER TIME THEY VERIFY IT, I'VE FOUND. I'M NOT A DAMN POLICE OFFICER. THAT'S NOT MY FUNCTION. I'M NOT INTO THAT.))
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Pam Cruz had told Frith her husband got busted in Miami- -which was true- -but she didn't say the two of them had agreed to work for the D-E-A.
Cruz transported hundreds of kilograms of cocaine from Columbia to New York- -by way of a stash house at the foot of Bent Mountain.
Shannon Wilson lived in the house and testified she made up to three thousand dollars a trip for transporting coke.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.

Franklin-Shooting


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Police say a Franklin County man shot his wife several times then killed himself Saturday.
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47-year-old Rodney Feazell lived with his wife Patricia in their Callaway home -- sheriff's deputies say he shot her in the head, shoulder and arm with a small-caliber handgun.
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((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEP'T: HE SUPPOSEDLY GOT TWO GUNS AND HAD SHOT HIS WIFE WITH ONE GUN, PUT THAT GUN BACK IN THE AREA OF THE GUN SAFE AND THEN USED THE OTHER GUN TO SHOOT HIMSELF WITH.))
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The couple's 15-year-old daughter called 9-1-1.
Rodney Feazell was dead when deputies arrived.
Patricia Feazell is in serious condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Deputies have NO record of previous domestic disputes at the home.
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Tucker


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A 38-year old Texas woman is scheduled for execution by lethal injection tomorrow.
Convicted murderer Karla Faye Tucker is running out of options that would keep her from being the first woman executed in the Lone Star State since the Civil War.
Liz Mullen reports.
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Toss-2-Robin Tonya tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on our newscast, change is in the wind for one local government, and
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Puxsatawney Phil sees his shadow and predicts six more weeks of winter....or does he?
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Clinton-Intern


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Special prosecutor Kenneth Starr has obtained the sworn statements that President Clinton and former White House intern Monica Lewinsky gave in the Paula Jones case.
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Sources say both the president and Lewinsky denied in the statements that they had sexual relations. That contradicts claims Lewinsky reportedly made in conversations that were illegally recorded by her one-time friend Linda Tripp.
The grand jury plans to reconvene later this week and continue its inquiry.
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US-Iraq


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House Speaker Newt Gingrich is expecting a faxed invitation tonight from Iraq.
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Baghdad's U-N ambassador says Iraq will invite a congressional delegation to visit Saddam Hussein's palaces, which were placed off limits to U-N weapons inspectors.
When Iraq extended a similar invitation to members of the U-N Security Council last November, no one accepted. Instead, they demanded that Baghdad open the palaces and all other sites to the U-N inspectors.
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L'burg-Council


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Lynchburg's vice mayor is getting out of politics after five years on city council.
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Bob Davenport announced today he will "not" seek re- election to the post he won in 1994.
Davenport says the time constraints of the job were a big factor in his decision, but he wants to stay active in the community.
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((BOB DAVENPORT: I'M NOT JUST GOING TO GO AWAY AND NOT DO ANYTHING. I'M GOING TO BE INVOLVED IN SOMETHING, I'M GOING TO VOLUNTEER AT THE HOSPITAL, I'M GOING TO DO DAILY BREAD, I HOPE TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS AND AS I SAY, IF THE COUNCIL NEEDS A PERSON TO BE ON A CERTAIN COMMISSION OR A BOARD, I'D CERTAINLY BE ABLE TO CONSIDER THAT.))
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With three at- large seats up for grabs, Republicans are looking for candidates to repeat their 1994 Election Day sweep.
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((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THAT IS THE GOAL AND THE PURPOSE OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IS TO BRING FORTH THREE CANDIDATES TO ACCOMPLISH THE SAME THING WE DID FOUR YEARS AGO.))
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Republican councilman Bill McRorie has "not" said whether he'll run again.
The filing deadline for all candidates is March 6th.
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Charter-Schools


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Charter schools are another major step closer to Virginia.
The House committee that's delighted in killing the radical school concept for four years finally gave the go-ahead.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Two minds change, and the bill gets a green light.
Halifax Democrat Ted Bennett crosses party lines to support charter schools.
And last year's lone Republican opponent in the House Education committee comes around.
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((DEL. TOM BAKER/R-PULASKI: WE'VE GOT TO EITHER FISH OR CUT BAIT WHEN IT COMES DOWN TO GETTING STATE MONEY TO COME DOWN TO THE LOWER CLASS SIZES. BECAUSE IF WE DON'T, THE DELEGATION IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA'S NEVER GONNA VOTE TO CHANGE THE FORMULA. AND IF WE'RE GONNA GET THERE, THIS MAY BE THE VERY VEHICLE WE NEED.))
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Carroll County Democrat Tom Jackson disagrees.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: WELL I THINK RURAL SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW ARE STRUGGLING FOR RESOURCES, TO HAVE THE TYPE CLASSROOMS WE NEED. AND I SEE CHARTER SCHOOLS AS A PROGRAM THAT'S GONNA PULL FURTHER RESOURCES AWAY FROM WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE. AND IF WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO MAKE THE CURRENT SYSTEM WORK WELL I CAN'T UNDERSTAND HOW THE CHARTER SCHOOL SYSTEM'S GONNA SUDDENLY BE A LOT BETTER.))
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((CHERI JAMES/VA. EDUCATION ASSOC.: IT'S BEING PUT OUT THE PUBLIC THAT IT'S A SILVER BULLET. THAT IT'S A PANACEA. THERE'S NO GUARANTEE THAT THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN. AND THAT'S THE PROBLEM. PEOPLE ARE "WHOO! CHARTER SCHOOLS. WE'RE GONNA DO SOMETHING." AND THEY DON'T HEAR ALL THE STORIES ABOUT THE CHARTER SCHOOLS THAT AREN'T SUCCEEDING.))
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The bill's sponsor is optimistic.
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((DEL. PHIL HAMILTON/D-NEWPORT NEWS: SO WHAT'S UNUSUAL. I'VE BEEN PICKED AT FOR FIVE YEARS. AT LEAST THE RHETORIC THIS TIME WAS NOT AS INTENSIVE AS IT'S BEEN IN THE PAST AND NOT AS PERSONAL. YOU KNOW, FOLKS HAVE CONCERNS. I CAN CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THOSE CONCERNS. THOSE CONCERNS WERE EXPRESSED. THE COMMITTEE VOTED UP OR DOWN.))
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Now if the full House and Senate say yes, local school boards in Virginia would get to approve two per district, for three year contracts to sink or swim.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

Liberty-Debt


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We now know the identity of the donor who paid off the 70 million dollar debt of Liberty University.
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He has been identified as Florida insurance executive Arthur Williams.
The Washington Times reported today Liberty' s founder Jerry Falwell had been barred from revealing the source of the gift when it was announced in September.
The school was placed on probation last year by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as it struggled to contain its debt--its accreditation status has since been restored.
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There's more News 7 to come, a teenager from Roanoke County is heading to the Winter Olympics.
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Coming up after sports, we'll tell you why she's taking her flute instead of skates or snow skis.
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Video


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It's about as official as official can get.
Punxsutawney Phil says there will be six more weeks of winter weather and he has another critter backing him up.
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About 15-thousand people gathered as the glorified rodent caught a glimpse of his shadow shortly after sunrise this morning.
According to legend that means another month and a half of winter.
Meteorologists might not agree with Phil's skills as a forecaster. The pudgy woodchuck has seen his shadow 100 times in 112 years.
Observers, however, put his accuracy rate at 59 percent since 1980.
In any event, Groundhog Day is actually as scripted as the movie by the same name.
A group called the Inner Circle plans the celebration and decides ahead of time if Phil will see his shadow.
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Groundhog
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****WIPE***WIPE***
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This year Phil has some local competition.
At Mill Mountain Zoo, "Tweeter" took her place as Roanoke's official Ground Hog forecaster.
Unfortunately for us, she agrees with Phil.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR; TWEETER THE GROUNDHOG DID VIEW HER SHADOW AT THE HOUR OF 10:43 am, AND THUS IT IS ASSURED, REGRETTFULLY, THAT THE ROANOKE REGION WILL HEARBY EXPERIENCE SIX MORE WEEKS OF WINTER WEATHER.))
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And the kids who watched Tweeter make her prediction know what that means!
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((SHE WAS EATING A CARROT. DID SHE SHE HER SHADOW? -NODS-))
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((AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? SIX MORE WEEKS OF COLD WINTER))
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((THAT MEANS MORE SNOW))
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Tweeter will head back to her permanant home at the Wildlife Center of Virginia in Waynsboro.
She be back at her Mill Mountain weather station next year.
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S-VHSL


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The new associated Press high school basketball polls are out tonight and GW Danville is
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pinnacle 99050
again number one in the Triple A ranks. The Eagles moved to 17-and-0 with a 87-to-64 win over E.C. Glass.
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pinnacle 99051
The Group Two A ranks are well represented Liberty Number one RE Lee fourth, Salem 7th and Marion 10th.
Lee boss Paul Hatcher got his 600th win Saturday night against Turner Ashby.
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And in group-a, Floyd County is second with Parry McCluer under coach Nelson Fox grabbing the sixth spot.
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S-Extra


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and finally homegirl Charlene Curtis, the former Fleming and Radford star who is in her first year as head coach at Wake Forest had another rough night this evening. Despite a strong 15 point effort from reserve Kristin Shaffer, the Lady Deacons lost to Duke 79-to-55.
Charlene is now 4-and-17 in her first season.
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S-Ferrum


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The Ferrum College Panthers were back home last night playing their second of four straight home games.
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Last night the opposition was Chowan as Ferrum's Michael Hunter and teammates looked to get on track after Saturday's loss to Shenandoah.
And Hunter would go right at the Braves as he cuts in the lane and gets the sweeping hook shot to fall.
The Panthers' Rodney Ponzo would then beat his defender off the dribble and hit the tough shot.
And tough it was for Ferrum last night as the Braves were hitting on all cylinders. Alphonso Taylor knocks down this triple from the right wing.
The Panthers answer that on the baseline with Basheen Byrd powering his
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way to the rim for two of his team high points.
But Ferrum shoots just 23 percent and gets spanked by Chowan 102 to 75.
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S-Western


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Some of your favorite Roanoke Valley high school basketball players from years gone by still take the court.
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Several of them suit up for Virginia Western Community College.
Kwam Lewis starred for Salem last year now he starts for Western.
Adam Gray played center for Northside two years ago, now V-W-C-C offers a fun way to stay in shape.
And former P-H player, Rashad Myers, is looking to take his game to another level.
Coach Ron Marsh says the quality of play will surprise you.
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((RON MARSH/VWCC HEAD COACH: VIRGINIA WESTERN COMMUNITY COLLEGE WILL BE GETTING SOME OF THE TALENTED BALL PLAYERS THAT DIDN'T GET A SCHOLARSHIP. THEY'LL BEGIN TO COME TO THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE LEVEL TO BUILD UP THEIR GRADES AND THEIR GAME. ))
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SS HOLD
Virginia Western's next home game is the 26th.

S-Grizzlies


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Now to the NBA where a former area high school star was earning another paycheck last night.
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George Lynch and the Vancouver Grizzlies were in Dallas taking on the Mavericks.
And George's young teammate Shareef Abdur-Raheem would waste little time going baseline on the Mavs with his quickness and scoring.
But Hubert Davis, the former Tarheel would step out beyond the arc and knock in the three pointer to shoot the Mavs in front.
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George would get loose on a breakaway and hammer down the one handed jam.
But the Grizzlies lose it 104 to 90.
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S-Pistons


ANCHOR=Mike
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The Detroit Pistons have been labeled as underachievers this season, and yesterday Pistons' ownership decided it had seen enough - firing head coach Doug Collins.
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The change took effect last night and as usual in these cases, it meant nothing.
The Pistons lost 113-to-101 with assistant Alvin Gentry at the helm.

S-Alabama


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Also yesterday the University of Alabama announced that it is firing head coach David Hobbs effective at the end of the year.
The Lynchburg native, who is also a member of the Ferrum College sports hall of fame was hired by the Tide in 1992.
The man who fired him yesterday sounded more like he was giving him a raise.
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((BOB BOCKRATH/ALABAMA ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight a little football news for you as check out another player who is headed to JMU.
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Plus, Tiki and Ronde Barber are coming back home to talk about their rookie seasons in the NFL.
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S-Club


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WRITER=Mike
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Last Monday we told you that Tiki and Ronde Barber were the next set of featured speakers on tap for the Roanoke Valley sports club.
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Last Monday we knew they were coming next month, but club officials didn't nail down a set date until earlier today.
The twins will be at the club on Monday night February 16th at the Salem Civic Center.
The meetings are reserved for club members and their guests.
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GO TO PINNACLE
And if you would like to get more information about possibly joining the club.
You can do just that by calling 983-9391 during normal business hours.
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Culpepper


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A Cave Spring Junior High School student is going to the Winter Olympics, but she's not competing for a medal.
David Johnson has the story.
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(( Before the Olympics get started, even before the opening ceremonies, part of the Nagano festivities will include a special concert performed by a thousand international youngsters.
Roanoke County's Erin Culpepper will be among those performing.
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((ERIN CULPEPPER/PERFORMING IN NAGANO; I DON'T KNOW. I'M EXCITED ABOUT SEEING THE OLYMPICS. I'M NERVOUS ABOUT THE CONCERT THOUGH--laughter. ))
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Erin got an invitation to play at the olympics when her music teacher was asked if she had any students who might want to be involved.
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((DEBORAH KEMPER/ERIN'S INSTRUCTOR; SO I STARTED WITH THE MOST ADVANCED STUDENTS. THE ONES WHO HAD BEEN IN THE STUDIO THE LONGEST. WHO HAD THE LARGEST REPETOIR AND THEN BEGAN WORKING TIL I FOUND THE ONE THAT WOULD BE WILLING TO PUT THIS ALL TOGETHER. SO ERIN IS RIGHT NEAR THE TOP OF THE STUDIO THERE.))
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Erin is one of 30-American musicians and the only person from the east coast.
They all play using the Suzuki music method, learning to play first by imitation.
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((KEMPER; THE WHOLE METHOD WAS STARTING TO PROMOTE GOOD CITIZENSHIP AMONG THE CHILDREN. SO HOPEFULLY, THEY'RE NOT ONLY GOOD FLUTISTS AND MUSICIANS, BUT HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF SELF.))
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Erin's mom is pleased with her daughter's latest accomplishment.
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((LINDA CULPEPPER/ERIN'S MOM; I'M GLAD THAT SHE'S KEPT UP WITH HER FLUTE PRACTICE SO THAT SHE COULD HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GO, SO WE COULD GO, TOO ))
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STAND-UP/06:28:46 ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; ERIN AND HER FAMILY LEAVE FOR NAGANO ON WEDNESDAY AND WILL BE GONE FOR NINE DAYS. THE TALENTED 14-YEAR OLD SAYS THIS WILL NOT BE HER LAST CONCERT. SHE HOPES TO PURSUE A CAREER WITH THE ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
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