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[VMI]


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The Virginia State Police will investigate the spanking of six VMI freshmen.
That's according to The Washington Post.
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The parents of George Wade, Junior met with Rockbridge County officials and State Police investigators this afternoon.
Wade's parents say State Police will look into whether criminal assault charges are warranted.
Wade says he and five other "rats" were struck on their thighs and buttocks by upperclassmen three times a week for a month last fall.
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VMI suspended the upperclassmen -- but school officials don't consider the spankings to be "hazing."

[Zamora]


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They were naval cadets with a bright future. Now they're both facing murder charges for the death of a 16 year old-

Diane Zamora is charged with killing the teenager who slept with her ex-fiance.
Today a psychologist took the stand.
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[Lewinsky]


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Monica Lewinsky is back in Washington tonight.
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The former White House intern left Los Angeles today- to be with her mother.
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Marcia Lewis spent two days answering questions from prosecutors-
She was supposed to she return to the Grand jury today but it was delayed because she waa so shaken by the ordeal.
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A retired Secret Service Agent also answered questions.
Lewis Fox refused to say what he told prosecutors.
Some reports say he escorted Lewinsky into the Oval office for a private meeting with the president in 1995.
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[Iraq]


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Six B-52's took off from Louisiana today-
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[VO-NAT]

as a confrontation with Iraq moves closer-
The latest preparations are bringing criticism from Moscow-
But the U-S Defense Secretary shot back defending the way the president's handled the crisis.
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((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: IN THE FACE OF SADDAM HUSSEIN'S TACTICS OF DELAY AND DECEPTION AND TRICKERY, PRESIDENT CLINTON HAS EXERCISED GREAT CAUTION AND CARE.))
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Neither the senate nor the house considered a resolution supporting military force against Iraq.
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[Bomb-Threat]


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A bomb threat today in Richmond yielded NO bomb... but a swift arrest.
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The federal court building that houses the U-S district court for Richmond and the Fourth U-S Circuit Court of Appeals was evacuated this afternoon.
The building was searched and NO bomb was found.
But a 26- year old Richmond man was quickly arrested.
Police say the person who called in the threat told F-B-I agents to meet him with a payoff-- so they did, with handcuffs.
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[Abed]


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An expert for the defense in the Abed case testified today that evidence of use of a molotov cocktail is missing.
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Patrick McGinley says "it's the most critical piece of evidence. The bottle is always there."
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A-T-F agents testified they could not find the bottle amid the debris of broken beer bottles in the backroom at the Corner Store.
McGinley also says it would have been a much more severe, damaging fire, if a molotov cocktail had been used.
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He theorizes that the fire started in the wall behind the coke machine- -possibly the result of a faulty electrical socket.
On cross examination McGinley confirmed that he makes 135-dollars an hour for his opinion.

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In the 1980's membership in the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department hit an all time high with about 40 members.
But, as Stacey Martin explains, dwindling numbers today are threatening the department's future.
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Breaking through a window and hacking at a ceiling are all part of training exercises for those interested in joining the ranks of area fire squads, including the Goshen Fire Department.
Training new firefighters takes on greater importance for Goshen where membership is declining.
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((MIKE JOLLY/CHIEF GOSHEN VOL. FIRE DEPT.: NOT ONLY IS OUR FIRE COMPANY IN BAD SHAPE BUT SURROUNDING FIRE COMPANIES. ANYTIME YOU GET A RURAL FIRE COMPANY YOU'RE GOING TO GET LOW MEMBERSHIP AND RIGHT NOW WE'RE DOWN TO THAT.))
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The problem--aging firefighters and too many daytime members with jobs allowing little or no time for them to respond to a fire call.
That leaves the department shorthanded to fight fires during the day.
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((DOUG HUFFMAN/GOSHEN VOL. FIRE DEPT.: A LOT OF TIME THEIR JOB AND THEIR LIFE IS A WHOLE LOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN A VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION THAT'S WHY YOU NEED TO HAVE MEMBERSHIP. FOR THE ONES THAT ARE OFF CAN BE THERE FOR THE ONES THAT CAN'T BE OFF.))
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A recent meeting was the first time that most community residents heard of the problem and since then more people have responded to the call for help.
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: AT 18 THE CURRENT MEMBERSHIP IS AT ONE OF THE LOWEST POINTS AND THOUGH RESPONSE TO THE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS HAS BEEN GOOD, THEY SAY THEY'LL NEED MORE VOLUNTEERS FOR THE YEARS TO COME. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7, GOSHEN.))
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)) Toss-2-Robin Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
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Still to come on News 7, we'll tell you why you should be skeptical about ads promising high paying postal jobs,
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and in part two of our look at dating in the nineties, we'll meet a local woman whose search for love took her all the way to New Zealand.
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[2-Dating-Series]


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For many of us, "CYBER- DATING" is still UNCHARTED territory.
But the Internet is becoming an increasingly popular way to seek a romantic relationship.
In part two of her series, [Take Full Screen In Search of] "In Search Of..." Kimberly McBroom introduces us to a woman who travelled to New Zealand to meet her Internet love match.
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((KRIN COLLINS: IT ENDED UP BEING ABSOLUTELY THE MOST FAIRY TALE- TYPE ROMANCE OF MY ENTIRE LIFE THAT I HOPE SOMEBODY EVER SURPASSES. ))
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Krin Collins' "fairy tale" began nearly two years ago when she placed an ad on the Internet for "An Honorable Englishman".
Collins was taking a trip to England, and wanted to make sure she had some acquaintances there in advance.
She received several responses.
But the one that really caught her eye was from an England native named Bill, who was living in New Zealand.
The two began writing, and discovered they shared common interests.
A few months later, Bill invited her for a visit.
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((KRIN COLLINS: 22- HOUR FLIGHT WITH ME LOOKING IN THE MIRROR THINKING, 'WOW, WHAT'S HE GOING TO THINK OF ME?' 'WOW, I'M REALLY GOING TO BE LANDING THERE.' 'AND WOW, I HOPE HE SHOWS UP' LAUGHS. ))
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Collins WAS careful, though.
She let her family know exactly where she was going and lined up another place to stay in case things didn't work out.
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KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: INTERNET PROVIDERS AND LAW OFFICIALS ALIKE SAY COMMON SENSE IS THE BEST RULE OF THUMB WHEN MEETING PEOPLE THIS WAY. THEY SUGGEST NOT GIVING OUT YOUR REAL ADDRESS OR PHONE NUMBER UNTIL YOU GET TO KNOW THE PERSON BETTER. AND ONCE YOU DO ARRANGE TO MEET THEM, MAKE IT AT A VERY PUBLIC, FAMILIAR PLACE, AND BE SURE TO DRIVE YOUR OWN VEHICLE THERE AND BACK. [END STAND UP]
But so far, in the Roanoke area, the Internet explosion hasn't yielded many criminal charges.
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((TOM KINCAID/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE: ON OCCASION, WE'LL GET A CALL FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS GOT A COMPLAINT ABOUT A THREAT THEY RECEIVED OVER E-MAIL, OR SOMEONE SHO'S CONTINUOUSLY E-MAILING THEM AND WON'T STOP.. BUT THOSE CALL HAVE BEEN VERY FEW AND FAR BETWEEN. ))
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For Collins, the experience was memorable.
She and her Internet friend spent three weeks together back- packing in the mountains and strolling along the beaches.
Collins considered moving to New Zealand, but found immigration to be too strict and too expensive.
The two still write to each other, and Collins continues meeting new people on line.
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((KRIN COLLINS: YOU KNOW, YOU ALWAYS HEAR THE OLD CLICHE, THERE'S MORE FISH IN THE OCEAN. I WOULDN'T HAVE BELIEVED THAT UNTIL I GOT ON THE INTERNET. ))
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If you'd like to try YOUR luck with love in Internet, you could check out a couple of the sites that worked for her.
That's in the WebWatch section of the W-D-B-J 7 home page.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.
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Coming up tomorrow, "In Search Of..." will conclude with the profiles of two married couples.
One set's been married for 50 years..the other for about a week.

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Still to come on the newscast, we'll have a preview as the women figure skaters prepare to compete,
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and we'll tell you why once the smoke clears, an Olympic gold medalist gets to keep his medal.
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[Spangler]


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A Roanoke law firm will represent embattled Giles County prosecutor Garland Spangler.
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The Virginia state bar began investigating Spangler after it received an anonymous complaint.
Spangler's overall job performance was brought into question last year after he missed a speedy trial deadline in a rape case.
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Judge Duane Mink has ordered the county to pay Spangler's legal expenses-- money that will be reimbursed to the county, by the state compensation board.

[Postal-Jobs]


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The Post Office and the Federal Trade Commission are teaming up to "stamp out" job fraud.
They're going after companies that run bogus ads in newspapers.
It's a nationwide scam, but as Scott Goldberg reports, it's caused a bundle of problems in Roanoke.
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Larry Skeens is a retired truck driver who's now raising three grandchildren.
When he read a classified ad in the paper, he thought it was a good chance to get a job at the Post Office ... until he made a phone call.
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((LARRY SKEENS: WHEN I CALLED THE 800-NUMBER, I COULDN'T SEEM TO GET ANY STRAIGHT ANSWERS. EVERYTHING WAS KIND OF GOING AROUND JONES' BARN, SO TO SPEAK.))
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Skeens said he got the runaround from a company that promised high-paying jobs at the post office.
For a fee, the company said it would send Skeens a job application and train him to take the Post Office's entrance exam.
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((BILLY MARTIN/ROANOKE POSTMASTER: EVERYTHING THEY CHARGE FOR EXCEPT FOR THE CLASSROOM TRAINING WE GIVE THEM FREE.))
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Roanoke's Postmaster said nobody should pay for information about Post- Office jobs.
And anyone who sends away money runs the risk of getting scammed.
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((WHEN THEY REALIZE IT'S A FRAUD OR THEY'VE BEEN SCAMMED I THINK YOU SEE A LOT OF DISAPPOINTMENT.))
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[natsound -- Larry and grandson ]
Mr. Skeens said he caught on to the scam and did not mail anyone any money.
But those fraudulent companies might still be out there. [website shots]
That's why the Post Office is teaming up with the Federal Trade Commission, ready to prosecute companies that promise jobs they can't deliver.
Scott Goldberg, News-7. ))

[Italy-Ax]


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This was no fender bender in Italy-
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Some 250 vehicles slammed into each other in a string of accidents on a foggy motorway.
Several cars caught fire- making rescue attempts even more difficult for emergency workers.
Four people were killed and 60 more are injured.
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The rain keeps on falling in Northern California-
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making for a muddy mess. More than 100 residents have been evacuated from their homes in one area near San Francisco. Authorities believe a chunk of hillside is about to slide away- with all the homes in one neighborhood.
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Finally this morning, Knoxville is making sure one of its favorite sons is on the right road to the N-F-L.
A proud moment for former Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning yesterday. Just outside of NeylandStadium where Peyton had many a great moment.
The Knoxville city council renamed A street "Peyton Manning Pass."
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[S-VMI]


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VMI announced last night that basketball coach Bart Bellairs has excepted a wopping 10 year contract extension that will keep on post until the year 20-11.
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The announcement came at a VMI reception for state lawmakers in Richmond.
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((BART BELLAIRS ))
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In his 4th season; VMI is 13 and 9, 7 and 4 in the Southern Conference with wins over Penn State and Virginia tech. The 41 year old coach will make 103 thousand base salary next year.
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[S-Tech]


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The Virginia Tech lady Hokies lost to St. Joseph's 58-43 last night.
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The lady Hawks' Angela zampello scores here in the first half; 2 of her 15 put St. Joe's up 18-13.
Kate Schmidt then steps up at the top of the key and drills this long shot to give the Lady Hawks a 7 point advantage.
Tech went on a run of it's own. Kim [SUPER=34-St. Josephs/58/Virginia Tech/43;]

Seaver takes the inbounds and does some window cleaning; but that would be her only basket.
Tech freshman forward Tere Williams would score 9 and pull down 12 rebounds; but St. Joe's drops tech to 14 and 9 with the win.
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The Dallas Cowboys selected Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Chan Gailey as the franchise's fourth head football coach yesterday
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Team owner Jerry Jones embraced his new coach during the news conference where a team atmosphere was stressed.
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((CHAN GAILEY/NEW COWBOYS HEAD COACH:))
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When sports returns; Mike Stevens will set the stage for the Daytona 500,
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and tell us how dale earnhardt, Sterling marlin and Rick mast truly quenched their thirst in the gatorade 125's today.
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More than 125 thousand fans descended on the Daytona International Speedway to watch two twin Gatorade 125 dashes.


Mike Stevens says; for Dale Earnhardt, Sterling Marlin and Rick Mast Gatorade truly is relief aide.
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[Snowboarder]


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An Olympic god medalist WILL get to keep his medal despite testing positive for marijuana.
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Canadian Snowboarder Ross Rebagliati was stripped of his medal last night after he failed a drug test.
But today an Olympic appeals panel gave it back after it ruled the Games had no formal agreement to test for marijuana.
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[VO-NAT Entering Police station 10:14:22 or what ever]


Rebagliati insists he did not smoke pot. He says he must have been exposed to second hand smoke at his going away party.
Rebagliati still faces a criminal investigation in Japan.
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[Olympics]


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Meanwhile America's best hopes to strike Olympic gold is events that are still to come.
Dave Fehling has a preview of women's figure skating and men's ice hockey.
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((U.S. FIGURE SKATER TODD ELDREDGE PRACTICED WHILE HIS RIVAL, ELVIS STOJKO
(STOY-ko) OF CANADA LURKED IN THE STANDS. THEY ARE JUST TWO OF THE REASONS

FIGURE SKATING IS A HOT DRAW FOR OLYMPIC AUDIENCES. THEIR RIVALRY IS PART OF THE OLYMPIC DRAMA, JUST LIKE THAT OF MICHELE KWAN AND TARA LIPINSKY, THE TWO TOP AMERICAN WOMEN SKATERS.

(NATS, HOCKEY PRACTICE)


AND IN TERMS OF SHEER POWER AND ACTION, THE U.S. HOCKEY TEAM, POPULATED BY THE BEST PROFESSIONALS OF THE NHL, IS GETTING READY FOR ITS TELEVISION DEBUT THIS WEEKEND. THIS PART OF THE OLYMPICS IS SO IMPORTANT, THE NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE HAS ACTUALLY PUT THE REGULAR SEASON ON HOLD SO THAT THESE PLAYERS CAN COMPETE AND COMMAND THE FULL ATTENTION OF HOCKEY FANS. THEY ARE SERIOUS MEDAL CONTENDERS.

(SOT, KEITH TKACHUK, U.S. HOCKEY TEAM FORWARD, 17:42:52, "WE'RE A FUN GROUP.

WIN A GOLD MEDAL, HOPEFULLY.")
WHILE THERE ARE CERTAINLY OTHER STRONG MicTEAMS IN THE COMPETITION, THE FACE-OFF BETWEEN THE U.S. AND CANADIAN TEAMS IS HIGHLY ANTICIPATED, JUST LIKE THE NIGHT TARA LIPINSKY AND MICHELE KWAN WILL SKATE. KWAN IS SEEN AS SEEN A STRONG PROSPECT FOR A GOLD MEDAL, AND HAS BECOME A CELEBRITY BEYOND HER WILDEST DREAMS.

(SOT, MICHELLE KWAN, U.S. FIGURE SKATER, 15:05:43, "I NEVER THINK OF MYSELF AS

A CELEBRITY, MORE OF AN ATHLETE. I'M HERE TO DO SOMETHING I'M HERE TO SKATE WELL.")
AND SKATING WELL IS WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT IN THIS SPORT OF INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT, A SINGULAR CHALLENGE FOR A SOLITARY ATHLETE ALL ALONE ON THE ICE.. DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS, NAGANO.))

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