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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight.
From here it looks like a winter wonderland.
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VO-NAT


If you LIVE on Bent Mountain, it's a homeowner's headache.
A live report on that in just a moment.
And a Norfolk-Southern train falls victim to flood waters and erosion that simply washed away the track.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, the cars in position for the Bud Shootout at Daytona--we'll show you the lineup.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Virginia Tech breaks a losing streak with a win last night at the Cassell.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The slow moving winter storm continues to produce light rain and freezing rain in our area. More of the same tomorrow.

Bent-Mountain


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-92
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


Most of Western Virginia has put its latest brush with winter weather behind it, but some areas are still in the grip of a damaging deep freeze.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is on Bent Mountain tonight, where it may be the weekend before many residents have their power restored.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
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rollcue: residents here have come to expect
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IN Q=Bent Mountain is no stranger
SUPER=01-John Lancaster/Bent Moutain Resident; :11
SUPER=01-Don Powell/American Electric Power; :43
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OUT Q=but it's slow going
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave




Train-Wreck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-97 **Rolled from StarLink**
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


They've been out since the crack of dawn.
And they'll keep working all day tomorrow.
Norfolk Southern crews and construction workers are working as fast as they can to clean up a derailed train in Glasgow.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/StarLink


Scott Goldberg is in Glasgow tonight.
Scott, we know no one was hurt. But how has this incident hurt the railroad?
Live=Scott Full/StarLink
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=06-Rockbridge Co.;
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(Rollcue: before Saturday.)
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SUPER=01-Capt. Richard Spangler/Glasgow Volunteer Fire Dept.;
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=carries it away
Live=Scott Full/StarLink
SUPER=06-Rockbridge Co.;




Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/StarLink




Clerk-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Campbell County judge called it one of the most malignant acts he's seen in many years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rustburg;


21- year- old Rodney Keith Holland and 19- year- old Derek Dewayne Smith were found guilty today-- on a total of nine charges stemming from an attempted convenience store robbery last summer.
Authorities say Smith shot store clerk Matthew Longerbeam in the head at point blank range during the crime.
A bullet fragment is still lodged near Longerbeam's spine and he also suffers from hearing loss.
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SOT 8:04:38//8:09:06
IN Q=It's a combination

((MATTHEW LONGERBEAM/SHOOTING VICTIM: IT'S A COMBINATION OF LUCK THAT I'M STILL ALIVE, LIKE YOU SAY, BUT IT'S CHANGED MY LIFE A WHOLE LOT. IN FACT, I'VE HAD SOME DRINKING PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF THIS, I'VE LOST WORK LIKE I MENTIONED, I'M SEEING A PSYCHIATRIST, SO IT HAS HAD A BIG IMPACT ON MY LIFE.)) ((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: I'M GOING TO SEEK A LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR BOTH OF THEM, BECAUSE THIS IN ESSENCE WAS A CAPITAL MURDER AND THEY DID EVERYTHING THEY COULD TO KILL THE MAN AND LIKE I SAY, IT'S JUST SHEER LUCK OR THE GRACE OF GOD THAT HE'S ALIVE.))
SUPER=01-Matthew Longerbeam/Shooting Victim; :00
SUPER=01-Neil Vener/Prosecutor; :21
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=that he's alive.
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VO-NAT


Both men will be sentenced in April.
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Blevins


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A second school employee in Montgomery County now faces charges of having sex with a child.
34-year-old Michael Blevins was arrested Tuesday at Shawsville High School, charged with 15 counts of fornication and 30 counts of crimes against nature, including sodomy.
State police say the victim is 16 years old but she is NOT a student of Blevins.
The crimes allegedly occurred last summer in Smyth County, where Blevins taught high school in the 1980's.
He is currently a Montgomery County wrestling coach and math teacher but has been suspended WITH pay until trial.
State police say they plan to press similar charges against Blevins in other jurisdictions.
A Montgomery County teacher's aide - John Breedlove - is set for trial in April on charges of having sex with four girls.


NRV-Search


ANCHOR=khu
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=kzu
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=None


Rescue squads in Giles County are searching for a man believed to have drowned in the New River this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Narrows;


A resident of the Ridgeview Campground told authorities he saw a man in a blue shirt struggling and screaming for help in the middle of the river.
The man disappeared in the swift current made worse this week by runoff from recent storms.
Sheriff's deputies are checking the banks of the river for an abandoned car or boat trailer but haven't turned up any information about the man's identity or how he got into the water.
The swift current and rising river levels have complicated the search and kept divers out of the water.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The proposal to penalize Virginia teen drivers who get tickets has lost some of its punch. We'll have that story just ahead on News 7 at Six.
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VO-NAT


And parents who don't pay a school materials fee in Bedford County are facing a penalty. The school system is threatening legal action.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Teen-Drivers


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=Session 98


Teen drivers found some friends today in Virginia's House of Delegates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


A measure that would put restrictions on teens who've been cited for moving violations lost some teeth.
SUPER=@file;


Lieutenant Governor John Hager's signature bill would have limited the number of passengers who could ride with a teen who'd gotten one ticket.
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SOT 13:38:36 LONNIE
IN Q=My teenage

((MY TEENAGE CHILDREN WANT TO GO TO THE MOVIES. AND FIVE OF THEM WANT TO GO. AND THERE'S ONLY THE CAR THAT WE HAVE. I WOULD HATE TO HAVE TO DRIVE THEM TO THE MOVIES AT 8:30, GO BACK AND PICK 'EM UP AT 11:30 BECAUSE FIVE OF THEM COULDN'T GO OR SIX HEAVEN FORBID IF WE HAD A MINIVAN.))
SUPER=01-Del. John Tate/(D) Smyth Co.;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=had a minivan.
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VO-NAT


But the bill's defenders made the unsuccessful argument that it's a matter of life and death.
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SOT 13:47:15
IN Q=Particularly

((DEL. JIM SCOTT/R-FAIRFAX: PARTICULARLY BECAUSE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE OVERREPRESENTED IN ACCIDENTS AND INJURIES AND IN INFRACTIONS PROPORTIONALLY TO THE POPULATION, THAT THEY ARE MORE LIKELY TO ENGAGE IN RISKY BEHAVIOR. AND THIS IS AN EFFORT TO DISCOURAGE THAT RISKY BEHAVIOR.))
SUPER=01-Jim Scott/(R) Fairfax;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=risky behavior.
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VO-NAT


As the bill's been left now, only teens with more than one ticket would be restricted.
Two brings a suspension.
Three tickets brings a one year revocation.
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School-Fee


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Education


Bedford County is starting to crack down on parents who haven't paid their child's 25- dollar school fee.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The school board last year approved the fee to plug a revenue gap in the annual budget.
The 25 dollars covers the cost of school materials such as chalk, paper and glue.
In December, superintendent John Kent estimated only 80 percent of the parents had paid their fees.
Schools continue to send notices home with students, urging the parents to pay up.. and threatening legal action if they don't.
Officials say most of the delinquencies occur in the county's poor, rural areas.
The school fee is "not" part of Dr. Kent's budget for the next school year.
The issue may come up for discussion at tonight's school board meeting.
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Frith


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Earl Frith


Federal jurors will soon begin deliberating the money laundering case against Earl Frith.
Closing arguments consumed the entire day.
The judge has told the jury to plan on working late this evening.
The 73-year old realtor is accused of structuring bank deposits to avoid reporting more than 10-thousand dollars in cash receipts.
Frith allegedly deposited 16-thousand dollars- -in two separate transactions in 1989... money from drug smuggler Javier Cruz.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Stocks declined modestly, following recent dramatic gains. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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The Dow lost about 13 points to close at 81 hundred 18.
NASDAQ dropped three and a half points.

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Floyd-Administrator


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#98-2
GRAPHIC=nONE


The Floyd County administrator has resigned.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co./File Tape;


Roy Crawford is leaving after two years, to move to Charlotte, North Carolina.
That's where his wife has found a new job.
Crawford has been running Floyd County for two years.
He's spent more than 25 years in local government. He says he'll probably look for a job this time in business or industry.
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Gender-Equity


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-1
GRAPHIC=None


Women know it.
They pay more at hair salons, some drycleaners, and in clothing stores than men do.
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SOT 13:29:45
IN Q=

((DEL. GLADYS KEATING/D-FAIRFAX: IT'S A QUESTION OF SIMPLE EQUITY OF FAIRNESS. AND I HAVE HAD NUMEROUS CALLS FROM ALL OVER SAYING OH THANK HEAVENS SOMEBODY'S DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.))
SUPER=01-Del. Gladys Keating/(D) Fairfax;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=about this.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Fairfax Delegate Gladys Keating's fighting a battle against the forces of the free market.
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SOT 13:29:05
IN Q=I would

((DEL. KATHY BYRON/R-LYNCHBURG: I WOULD JUST ASK DO WE REALLY NEED A BILL IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH TRYING TO GET EQUALITY THAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH ON OUR OWN. DEL. GLADYS KEATING/D-FAIRFAX: MR. SPEAKER I WOULD SAY OBVIOUSLY OR I WOULDN'T HAVE PUT IT IN.))
SUPER=01-Del. Kathy Byron/(R) Lynchburg; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=it in.
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VO-NAT


But there is one area where women consumers benefit...
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NAT SOT
IN Q=In the gentleman's

((IN THE GENTLEMAN'S PAST, HAS HE EVER GONE TO A RESTAURANT ON A LADIES NIGHT? laughter. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=(laughter)
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VO-NAT


The Gender Equity Act of 1998 is mired in debate -- and got sent back to committee for more work.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Duke and North Carolina square off tonight in Chapel Hill the field for the Bud Shootout is all set.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Two former high school basketball players from Fleming and Patrick Henry have teamed up to help tutor some kids at the elementary level.
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S-ACC


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB98-2
GRAPHIC=ACC


The biggest game of the year in the ACC, and perhaps the biggest game in the nation this season, takes place tonight in Chapel Hill as the second ranks Tarheels host number one Duke.
It's a match made in Carolina heaven.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO

((BILL GUTHRIDGE/UNC HEAD COACH:)) ((SHANE BATTIER/DUKE FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Bill Guthridge/UNC Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Shane Battier/Duke Forward; :15
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=...DUKE BASKETBALL."
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S-Board


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=none
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wipe to pinnacle page Pinnacle (99051)
And you can catch the game LIVE right here on Your Hometown station tonight as the two ACC schools separated by just 12 miles come together in Chapel Hill.
Tipoff is set for NINE right here on WDBJ.
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S-UVa


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


Last night in the ACC, the Virginia Cavaliers saw their record drop to 10-and-12 on the season as Florida State beat them 81-to-73.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Night; :00


Fleming and Radford University grad Steve Robinson had to watch fellow Roanoker Curtis Staples light up the U-Hall sky with 16 points and four three pointers.
But his Seminoles were up for the challenge and Terrell Baker makes the steal and goes in for the jam as Florida State drops UVa to 2-and-8 in the ACC with the 81-to-73 win.
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SOT
IN Q=

((STEVE ROBINSON/F.S.U. HEAD COACH:)) ((CURTIS STAPLES/16 POINTS LAST NIGHT:)) ((JEFF JONES/UVA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Steve Robinson/FSU Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/16 Points Last Night; :13
SUPER=01-Jeff Jones/UVa Head Coach;:23
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=...same things
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S-Tutor


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S8-4
GRAPHIC=College hoops


Roanoke hosts Bridgewater tonight in Salem. While the maroons are 8 and 9 on the season; they have a lot to be proud of; especially when you consider the efforts of two freshman.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Today; :00


Brad Dunleavy and Colby Leftwich are tutoring a few youngsters every Thursday afternoon at Virginia Heights Elementary school. They work on the second graders math, spelling and reading.
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SOT
IN Q="We can

((BRAD DUNLEAVY/ROANOKE FRESHMAN:)) ((COLBY LEFTWICH/ROANOKE FRESHMAN:)) ((CHARLES GODFREY/VA. HEIGHTS SECOND GRADER: ))
SUPER=01-Brad Dunleavy/Roanoke Freshman; :00
SUPER=01-Colby Leftwich/Roanoke Freshman; :12
SUPER=01-Charles Godfrey/Va. Heights Second Grader; :21
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=...how to spell"
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S-Bud


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=DAYTONA S'WAY


The starting grid for Sunday's Bud Shootout, formally known as the Busch Clash, is all set.
Mark Martin drew the top spot this afternoon while Dale Jarrett wasn't so lucky.
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Burton//5. Jeff Gordon//;
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SUPER=0107-6. Todd Bodine//7. Bill Elliott//8. Geoff Bodine//9. Bobby

Labonte//10. Joe Nemechek//;
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SUPER=0107-11. Johnny Benson//12. Kenny Wallace//13. Rusty Wallace//14. John

Andretti//15. Ernie Irvan//;
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SUPER=0107-16. Dale Jarrett//17. Wildcard Entry;
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OC=...Wildcard Entry
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=DAYTONA S'WAY


The Wildcard entry will be the winner of the new Bud Shootout qualifying race. Sterling Marlin starts on the pole in that event with Dale Earnhardt 3rd.
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go to pinnacle board
And don't forget to join MIke Stevens this Saturday night at 7:30 for a special half hour look at the upcoming Winston Cup season.
The "Dash To Daytona" begins right here on WDBJ-7.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=DAYTONA


And you can watch the Shootout and next week's Daytona 500 right here on Your Hometown Station. Wx-Tape
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about:/A) 42%/B) 62%/C) 82%;
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Forecasts
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about:/A) 42%/B) 62%/C) 82%;
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SUPER=335-Of all the tornadoes/that occur, the % considered/"weak" totals

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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#Promo
Coming up tonight at 11---Roanoke's roots as a railroad town include many

contributions from black railroad workers.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


The Virginia Museum of Transportation is recognizing that legacy and Jean Jadhon is here to tell us more.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


Keith, the museum is launching an oral history project which will span 40 years-
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from the 1930's to the 1970's.
Interviewers will talk to retired black workers with Norfolk and Western Railway, recording the hardships and contributions workers made to the company.

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Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


We'll have that story and more on News 7 at 11, right after the Duke-North Carolina matchup--Keith? (ad lib byes) Talent=Keith