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ANCHOR=Keith

A V-M-I rat- -on the receiving end of what he considers HAZING- -wants to see it considered as such... including a look at criminal charges.
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We'll hear from former fourthclassman George Wade Junior... on NEWS 7 at SIX in just a moment.
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ANCHOR=Keith


AND the plan to cut state taxes- -alternatives to the car tax keep popping up in Richmond. Sports-Headline
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
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The latest forecast is fairly mild but it looks wet again by Wednesday.

VMI


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#98-2
GRAPHIC=VMI


A former V-M-I cadet says upperclassmen spanked him three times a week, with a belt and a coat hanger.
George Wade, Jr. says the attacks left serious bruises on his thighs and buttocks.
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VO-NAT
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Wade's family wants the beatings treated as hazing.
That would mean V-M-I would have to refer the incidents for criminal prosecution.
The former "rat" says he just wants justice.
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IN Q=What happened to me

((GEORGE WADE, JR./FORMER VMI CADET: WHAT HAPPENED TO ME AT VMI WAS WRONG, BUT I DON'T FAULT VMI FOR THAT. I FAULT THE PEOPLE WHO HAPPENED TO BE AT VMI FOR THAT. I WANT IT DEALT WITH IN A JUST MANNER. I JUST WANT IT RESOLVED.))
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VMI says a student disciplinary committee will review the incidents and the way they were handled.
Spokesman Mike Strickler promises a "thorough investigation."
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Three seniors were suspended for hitting six "rats" on different occasions last fall.


County-Discrimination


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=97-97
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County


A Roanoke County employee says the County Assessor's office is discriminating against women and blacks.
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Cynthia Best says when she filed an E-E-O-C complaint about a schedule change, her supervisors began harassing her.
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((CYNTHIA BEST/ASSOCIATE APPRAISER; BY CALLING ME IN ON ISSUES SUCH AS TARDINESS, WHEN I HAVE TO DEAL WITH THINGS HAPPENING WITH MY CHILD BEING SICK AND THAT SORT OF THING, WHICH THEY DON'T DO TO OTHER PEOPLE, CALLING ME IN MEETINGS WITHOUT NOTICE, WITHOUT MENTIONING ANY PRIOR PROBLEMS, THAT SORT OF THING HAS JUST BEEN ON-GOING 1:47:55 ELMER HODGE/COUNTY MANAGER; THE PEOPLE IN THE DEPARTMENT DID NOT FEEL THAT SHE HAD RESPONDED CORRECTLY TO THE TARDIES AND THE ACTION THAT SHE HAD TAKEN WHEN THEY BROUGHT IT TO HER ATTENTION WAS JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE.))
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N-double-A-C-P officials say other county workers are experiencing similar problems, and the county's affirmative action plan lacks committment.
Hodge disagrees, saying the plan has made great progress in the past few years.
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Car-Tax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-6
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


The three word phrase that got Jim Gilmore elected governor is starting to sound a little like a question in Richmond.
"No car tax" heads to its first General Assembly money committee tonight.
Ellen Qualls has a preview.
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(( The posturing of the last few weeks continues.
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((DEL. BARNIE DAY/D-PATRICK CO.: WHAT'S THE TRUTH ABOUT THIS PLAN? WHAT'S THE BAD NEWS THIS WEEK?))
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Democrats are pushing their "anything but" alternatives.
Senator Madison Marye's food tax cut... and a combined food tax/INCOME tax cut from House Democratic Leader Dick Cranwell.
But the defenders of the car tax plan say there is NO room for debate.
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((DEL. JACK REID/R-HENRICO CO.: WE'RE SCRAMBLING AROUND TRYING TO FIND WHERE WE CAN FIND TAX RELIEF FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. I SUGGEST TO YOU LADIES AND GENTLEMEN THAT THE PEOPLE TOLD US WHERE WE COULD FIND THAT TAX RELIEF IN NOVEMBER.))
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: ONE PROJECT AT A TIME IF YOU PLEASE. AND WE WILL GET THIS DONE AND TAKE CARE OF IT THIS YEAR. AND THEN I'M VERY OPEN TO FURTHER CONSIDERATION ON THIS AND OTHER MATTERS IN THE FUTURE.))
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But Cranwell's Finance Committee has the power to meddle with the car tax plan.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: VML SAYS THIS TAX SOURCE SHOULD GROW AT ABOUT NINE PERCENT ANNUALLY. THEY PROJECT IT AT ABOUT FOUR AND A HALF PERCENT. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE. HOW DO WE UNDERSTAND THIS? THE ISSUE IS I THOUGHT THAT THERE WAS GOING TO BE A CAP ON THE TAX. NOW IT APPEARS THAT THE LOCALITIES CAN RAISE THE TAX ALL THEY WANT. SO WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT THIS PLAN IS BECAUSE IT IS A MOVING TARGET.))
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But let's be clear about motivations-- Cranwell says his first choice would be NO tax cut this year.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Gag-Order


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


State workers eager to know where your new boss stands, listen up.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I DON'T THINK I'VE PUT IN--NO ONE'S TOLD ME I'VE PUT IN A GAG ORDER. I DON'T THINK I'VE PUT IN A GAG ORDER. BUT I THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF INFORMATION THAT YOU GET.))
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Gilmore aides say -- unlike under the Allen administration -- there is NO so-called "gag order" on state employees.
But if state workers speak to lawmakers or reporters, they should certainly let the Governor know.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL WE CERTAINLY WANT TO HAVE POLICY COME FROM THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ELECTED TO MAKE POLICY. AND THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN THE AGENCIES -- THEY NEED TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO THE PEOPLE PUT THERE.))
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TALENT=Keith
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For now, the Gilmore administration is continuing Allen's ban on cameras in state prisons.

Pennington


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mfe
TAPE#=97-96
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke County jury sent Frank Pennington to jail in 1995 for killing Bonnie Sue Mullens
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Now, three years later, he's back in court.
Pennington was serving a 42- year sentence in a federal prison.
But his lawyer won an appeal after one of the original jurors had second thoughts about Pennington's guilt.
Jury selection is now underway in his retrial.
Pennington's lawyer spent the day asking potential jurors if they had followed the original case.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Things are getting back to normal on Bent Moutain. After this break, we'll hear live from Joe Dashiell as that community begins to thaw out.
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and Roanoke firefighters have some new equipment to make their jobs easier...but its equipment some of them didn't want.
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Kast


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Giles County prosecutor's attempt to revive a botched rape case hit a road block today.
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The case involves Corey Kast-- the man indicted in October on several charges including breaking and entering, robbery and abduction of Renee Trump.
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At one time, Kast was also charged with raping the woman but was freed from prosecution after commonwealth's attorney Garland Spangler missed the speedy trial deadline.
Today circuit judge Colin Gibb dismissed ALL but ONE of the new charges.
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ANCHOR=KEITH
SS=NONE


Kast's attorney successfully argued that the October indictment should be dismissed because it was sought after his client was quote "forever discharged from prosecution" when the rape charge was thrown out.
The judge will decide early next week whether he'll dismiss the remaining robbery charge.
Garland Spangler did NOT handle the case in court today--
Floyd County commonwealth's attorney Gino Williams was named special prosecutor at Spangler's request.

Bent-Mountain


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=NONE


Residents of Bent Mountain have seen some trying times in the wake of last week's winter storm.
But the start of the work week brought beautiful weather and a return to the routine.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is on Bent Mountain tonight.
Joe, Have you seen much improvement?
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((Rollcue: Pleased to see the sun again.))
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Stocks


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


Investors found last week's gains too much to pass up.
Profit takers pushed the stock market lower today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
The DOW was off nine points to close at 81-hundred-81.
NASDAQ lost less than four points.
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Clinton-Wintergreen


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


He'll only spend a few hours there tomorrow, but it's taken several days for the Wintergreen Resort to prepare for a visit from President Clinton.
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Security at the Nelson County resort has been beefed up in anticipation of Clinton's arrival around 11:30 Tuesday morning.
He'll deliver a short speech to the House Democratic Caucus, which is holding a three- day retreat.
Wintergreen officials say despite the extra security and a few road closings, it's still business as usual.
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((MARK GLICKMAN/WINTERGREEN RESORT: IT REALLY SHOULDN'T HAVE MUCH OF AN IMPACT. IT'S A TUESDAY, WHERE WE DON'T EXPECT HUGE CROWDS AND SO REALLY THE ROAD CLOSINGS WON'T HAVE THAT MUCH OF AN EFFECT. AND ANYBODY WHO'S PLANNING ON COMING UP HERE SKIING SHOULD CONTINUE THEIR PLANS, IT REALLY SHOULDN'T HAVE MUCH OF AN IMPACT ON THEM.))
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Glickman says the road to the resort will be closed during the President's arrival and departure Tuesday.
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Quints


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=City Seal


Two controversial pieces of firefighting equipment made their way to Roanoke this past Friday.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Fire trucks known as QUINTS were brought down from Pennsylvania over the weekend.
QUINTS have the same capabilities of both aerial ladder trucks and fire pumper trucks and will be in use by mid-March.
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((CHIEF JIM GRIGSBY/ROANOKE FIRE DEPT.; WE WILL SPEND ABOUT THREE WEEKS TRAINING WITH SOME ENGINEERS FROM THE FACTORY. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS RIGHT ABOUT THE UNITS. MAKE SURE ALL OF OUR PERSONNEL ARE UP TO SPEED TOTALLY ON THE UNITS. THEY OPERATE UNITS VERY SIMILAR EXCEPT ON ONE UNIT THEY DON'T HAVE A PUMP, ON THE OTHER UNIT THEY DON'T HAVE THE AERIAL.))
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The QUINTS replace two ladder trucks and will primarily serve the Southwest and Northwest sections of the city.
There are concerns among some firefighters the QUINTS are part of a plan to downsize the department.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Mike Stevens will join us from the Daytona International Speedway in just a moment with news of Rockbridge's bath's Rick Mast, Peyton manning won't finish second in the voting for this award,
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and speaking of awards; Liberty basketball star Elena Kissaleva is in line for several this season.
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S-Daytona


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=Starlink(BOTH TAPES ROLLED FROM STARLINK!!!)
GRAPHIC=Daytona


Speedsweeks 98, rolled on a day after Rusty Wallace's contriversial win in the Bud Shootout.
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Mike Stevens is at the track and Mike; is the WCW going to get involved in racing or what.
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"while the two have not exactly kissed a dn made up; tthey have put yesterday's event in the back of their minds.
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S-Peyton


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S8-3
GRAPHIC=Peyton manning


Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning will be honored as the nation's outstanding amateur athlete of 1997.
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That according to a report in the Nashville Banner today. Manning, who was the runner up for the Heisman trophy; is expected to be a top pick in April's NFL draft. The Sullivan award winner will be officially announced next week.
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S-Kiss


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# BB98-1
GRAPHIC=Liberty


The Lady Flames remain undefeated in the Women's college basketball ranks.
And a secret weapon from Moscow, is leading the way in the 21 and oh season.
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Elena Kisseleva leads Liberty and the Big South in scoring and rebounding with 21 points a game and eight boards per contest.
The Big South Preseason player of the Year is 19th in the country in scoring.
She says she had no idea she'd make such an impact.
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((ELENA KISSELEVA/LADY FLAMES SCORING LEADER: I SAW A LOT OF GOOD TEAMS ON TV AND I HAD NO CLUE WHAT KIND OF TEAM LIBERTY WAS WHAT WERE THEY RANKED.)) ((RICK REEVES/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: THE JOKE FOR ELENA, I DIDN'T REALIZE SHE WAS 6'1" CAUSE SHE SENT HER HEIGHT OVER IN CENTIMETERS AND WITH MY MATH I HAD IT FIGURED OUT SHE WAS ABOUT 5-10 OR 5-11. SO WHEN SHE SHOWED UP AT 6'1" IT WAS EVEN MORE PLEASING.))
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ANCHOR=STEVE

SS Tech
Tonight on News 7 at 11 we'll have highlights of the Lady Hokies and Xavier. SS Radford
And the Radford women versus Winthrop. Wx-Tape
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