23:00-01

Newsbreak

ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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Good Evening.
The F-B-I says one of two men charged with possessing deadly Anthrax bragged that he had enough to wipe out Las Vegas.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;


The men may have planned to unleash the bacteria in a New York Subway station.
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SOT 15:14:08
IN Q=

((THESE INDIVIDUALS POSED A POTNENTIAL CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL THREAT TO ALL COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Bobby Siller/F.B.I.;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=to all community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Natalia, TX;


Check out this smoke coming from a Carpet padding plant in Texas.
An explosion and fire ripped through the building.
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And we'll tell you about a multi-million dollar plan to build new schools.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Giles-Supers


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#98-11
GRAPHIC=NONE


Bobby Williams' return to the Giles County Board of Supervisors was met with applause.
This was Williams first appearance since his suicide attempt last month just hours after a grand jury indictment.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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SOT
IN Q=The board
SUPER=03-Pearisburg; :00
SUPER=01-Jay Williams/Giles Co. Board Chairman; :14
SUPER=01-Bobby Williams/Giles Co. Supervisor; :33 quick!!
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:03
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=NEWS 7, Pearisburg.

(( The Board had just gotten down to business when Williams took his seat about five minutes into the meeting.
And while board members have previously asked for Williams resignation-- he was met with support.
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6:34:38
SOT
IN Q=I know

((JAY WILLIAMS/GILES CO. CHAIRMAN:I KNOW YOU AND I HAVEN'T ALWAYS SEEN EYE TO EYE BUT I JUST LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE DIFFERENCE I STILL DON'T HAVE ANY PERSONAL VENDETTAS OR ANYTHING AGAINST YOU MR. WILLIAMS. ))
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OUT Q=mr. williams.


Jay Williams support was echoed by the crowd-- comprised of power line opponents-- who were SUCCESSFUL in getting the board to appoint an attorney to help fight A-E-P's proposed high voltage power line.
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8:00:26
SOT
IN Q=I think

((BOBBY WILLIAMS/SUPERVISOR: I THINK IF WE DON'T HAVE COUNSEL MUCH TOO OFTEN GILES COUNTY RECEIVES THE SHAFT. ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=the shaft (applause).


This was Williams first board appearance since he slashed his wrists after he was indicted for his alleged role in the illegal taping of a phone conversation.
Williams declined to discuss the charges.
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SOT
IN Q=

((THERE WAS DAYS I WANTED TO QUIT, I WANTED TO JUST LAY DOWN MY TOOLS, AND QUIT, BUT PEOPLE GARNERED BEHIND ME, GIVE ME THE SUPPORT I NEEDED AND HELD ME UP AND THAT'S WHY I'M HERE TONIGHT. ))
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STAND UP:
Although it was smooth sailing here with the board of supervisors-- Williams
still has legal problem sot contend with-- a court date is expected to be set

in the spring. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pearisburg.))

Anthrax-Arrests


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


One man suspected of possessing deadly Anthrax- allegedly boasted he had enough to wipe out Las Vegas.
As Drew Levinson reports the two men were arrested as they allegedly tried to test the substance.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV;
SUPER=01-Bobby Siller/FBI Agent;
SUPER=01-Mayor Rudolph Guiliani/New York City;
SUPER=01-Larry Wayne Harris/Suspect;
SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/CBS News;
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OUT Q=CBS News, Las Vegas."



Carpet-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NEt
GRAPHIC=Fire


Several explosions and fire rocked a plant that makes carpet padding in Texas-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Natalia, TX;


The smoke was so thick it could be seen 30 miles away in San Antonio.
The National Foam company is in the town of Natalia-
All 14 hundred people there have been evacuated because of the fumes.
It appears a pallet of hot foam exploded and the building caught fire. One woman says she heard a load boom and then seven more explosions-
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Food-Tax


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-10
GRAPHIC=Session 98


The food tax cut is dead.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Barring a parliamentary miracle, the Senate sent Senator Madison Marye's food tax relief plan back to committee.
The maneuver allowed Republicans to effectively kill the bill without actually voting against it.
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SOT 18:33:25
IN Q=If you

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE INTERNAL FORTITUDE TO PUT IT UP ON THE BOARD HOW YOU STAND ON SOMETHING, THAT'S YOUR BUSINESS.))
SOT cranwell 18:38:25

((SEN. MARTY WILLIAMS/R-NEWPORT NEWS: I BELIEVE IN TAX CUTS. I'VE NEVER SEEN ONE I'D VOTE AGAINST. BUT THIS ONE NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED BEFORE IT'S BROUGHT BACK UP ON THIS FLOOR.))
SUPER=@Marye; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Marty Williams/(R) Newport News; :09
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=this floor.
TALENT=Jean
SS=


All the tax action today in the Senate now faces the House.

Tax-Bills


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


Governor Jim Gilmore says tonight he applauds the state Senate's action to provide tax relief to Virginia's working families.
But that's looking on the bright side.
The car tax bill Senators from his own party delivered today is a far cry from what candidate Jim Gilmore promised-- and it wasn't done with his blessing.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=It was a
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Trumbo; :19
SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :29
SUPER=@Hawkins; :38
SUPER=@Marye; :52
SUPER=@Cranwell; 1:09 QUICK!
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:13
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((
It was a Republican-- Senate Finance Committee Co-Chairman John Chichester-- who scaled back the Gilmore plan.
The Chichester alternative scales the per-car reimbursement back to 15- thousand dollars, from 20- thousand, until the massive cost falls under four percent of the General Fund budget.
It's NOT Gilmore's plan.
sot GILMORE 17:09:48

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-FINCASTLE: BUT THERE WERE ENOUGH ON THIS SIDE OF THE AISLE THAT SAYS IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN THAT WAY. THE ONLY WAY IT WOULD BE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE IS TO DO IT IN THE SAME FASHION WE'RE DOING IT NOW.))
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SOT 17:34:55 LONNIE

((SEN. STOLLE: WHEN THE GOVERNOR HAD SENATOR CHICHESTER, THE SENATOR FROM STAFFORD, INTRODUCE THIS BILL, HE LOST CONTROL OF THE BILL.))
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sot GILMORE 16:19:24

((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: IF YOU WANT TO HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE AVERAGE VIRGINIAN, DAY AFTER DAY, THIS IS THE BILL TO PASS.))
runs=:09


With the admissions of Republicans that even they couldn't swallow Gilmore's massive plan, Democrats revelled.
sot ROXANE

((SEN. MADISON MARYE/D-SHAWSVILLE: I BELIEVE IT MAY HAVE BEEN MY UNCLE BILLY WHO SAID "OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE WHEN WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE."))
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sot 03:59:57

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: THIS IS AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT WHAT WE'VE BEEN SAYING IS CORRECT.))
runs=:03


insert standup ((SO THE 21 REPUBLICANS AND 19 DEMOCRATS IN THE STATE SENATE VOTED 31 TO 9 TO PASS THE CHICHESTER ALTERNATIVE TO THE GILMORE PLAN. NOW IT HEADS TO THE HOUSE. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
runs=:13))n

Toss-2-Robin Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Up next on News 7 at 11, a member of the country music hall of fame has died,
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VO-NAT

meanwhile in Lexington, school officials are working hard to increase enrollment.
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COMM#1


Henry-Schools


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=chu
TAPE#98-8
GRAPHIC=Education


Not everyone in Henry County is happy about a 71-million dollar plan to close nine schools, build four new ones, and renovate eleven others.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry County;


But that's exactly what's called for in a Virginia Department of Education proposal.
Tonight, the Henry County school board outlined the plan for concerned parents.
The meeting at Laurel Park High School is one in a series of meetings to gather public opinion on the school restructuring plan.
Parents say they don't want their children to get lost in bigger schools.
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SOT 10:00:26-:31
IN Q=We prefer community schools

((CURTIS MILLNER/PARENT: WE PREFER COMMUNITY SCHOOLS AND WE REALLY PREFER SMALLER SCHOOLS.))
SUPER=01-Curtis Millner/Parent;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=prefer smaller schools.
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VO-NAT


The school board assured people the state proposal is NOT a done-deal.
But when the plan is finalized, the superintendent knows some folks won't be satisfied.
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SOT 10:31:34-:43
IN Q=We're hoping that

((J. DAVID MARTIN/SUPERINTENDENT:WE'RE HOPING THAT IF WE CAN PRESENT JUSTIFICATION AND FACTUAL INFORMATION, IT MAY NOT MAKE THEM HAPPY BUT MAYBE THEY'LL SEE IT'S THE BEST FOR THEIR CHILD.))
SUPER=01-J. David Martin/Superintendent;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=for their child.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


The final public meeting on this issue is set for Tuesday night at Drewry Mason Middle School.

Lexington-Enrollment


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=98-12
GRAPHIC=Hold Education


School overcrowding has been a concern in some regions including Bedford County and Rockbridge County.
But, one city has the opposite problem.
Stacey Martin explains.
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SOT
IN Q=Low student enrollment
SUPER=01-Nicholas Maschal/Lexington City Schools Super.; :13
SUPER=01-Ann Murchison/Lexington School Board Chair.; :36
SUPER=@Stacey1; :50
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=SM, News 7.

((((Low student enrollment is a long-term concern that Lexington School officials are now giving more attention.
They see it in part as a problem that comes along with a city saddled with two major universities.))
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SOT 13.45.25. - 13.45.35
IN Q=We have a

((DR. NICHOLAS MASCHAL/SUPERINTENDENT LEXINGTON CITY SCHOOLS: WE HAVE A VERY TRANSIENT POPULATION AND WHAT WE HAVE FOUND IN A GIVEN YEAR IS THAT IT'S JUST A MATTER OF HAVING MORE FAMILIES MOVE OUT THAN MOVE IN.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=than move in.


Here the student-teacher ratio hovers at about 14 to one--well below the ideal 19 or 20 to one officials would like to see.
That's because each new student brings in 27 hundred dollars in state funds.
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SOT 13.42.03 - 13.42.15
IN Q=You get basic

((ANN MURCHISON/LEXINGTON SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRWOMAN: YOU GET BASIC STATE AID BASED ON THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO ARE IN YOUR SCHOOL AND THAT HELPS PAY FOR TEACHERS AND MATERIALS AND SALARIES AND BENEFITS AND ITEMS LIKE THAT.))
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OUT Q=items like that.
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SOT 15.36.49 - 15.37.02
IN Q=The Lexington school

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE LEXINGTON SCHOOL BOARD IS CONSIDERING TWO ALTERNATIVES TO HELP BOOST ENROLLMENT--ONE, LOWERING SCHOOL TUITION RATES FROM 1,350 TO 700 DOLLARS OR WORKING OUT AN AGREEMENT WITH ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY TO TAKE IN THEIR STUDENT SURPLUS.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=their student surplus.


Lexington officials plan to meet with members of the Rockbridge County school board to take up the issue on the 27th.
Stacey Martin, News 7.



3Generation-Rx


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#98-15
GRAPHIC=Generation RX

Just a few years ago there were virtually no health clinics that dealt specifically with the needs of teens.
Today there are almost one thousand of them nationally, three here in Roanoke. In the final part of our special report on adolescent health, Tonya Flory reports there are signs of hope-
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SOT 03:07:12
IN Q=I know I
SUPER=01-Shenay Byers/17-year old; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :05
SUPER=01-Lissy Runyon/RAHP; :13
SUPER=01-Dina Hackley-Hunt/Health Educator; 1:01
SUPER=@Tonya1; 1:18
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OUT Q=News 7.
(( (/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:07:12
IN Q=I know

((SHENAY BYERS/17-YEAR OLD:I KNOW I HAD MANY PROBLEMS AND I CAME HERE TO TALK ABOUT MY PROBLEMS AND THEY HELP ME STRAIGHTEN THEM OUT.))
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OUT Q=straighten them out.

A growing number of children are growing up in homes with no medical coverage, in fact, adolescents are the least likely age group to be insured.
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SOT 02:17:35
IN Q=A lot


((LISSY RUNYON/RAHP:A LOT OF THESE STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN, SOMEONE THAT THEY'RE LINKED WITH TO BE SEEN FOR SERVICE THEY DON'T HAVE MEDICAL INSURANCE.))
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OUT Q=medical insurance

Pre-pro
And the teen health center is completely free, which not only removes the cost burden on the student, but also reduces the number of pricy trips to the emergency room.
The average cost incurred for treating teens at the health centers is 52 dollars compared to 139 dollars per visit in the E-R.
Other positive benefits: the centers are at school, where teens spend most of their day. Students don't have to miss class to go to a doctor-- that reduces absenteeism, and the center addresses a wide range of health issues, from administering aspirin to treating mental illness.
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SOT 03:16:53
IN Q=I've had

((DINA HACKLEY-HUNT/HEALTH EDUCATOR:I'VE HAD A STUDENT THAT HAD TO BE COMMITTED TO THE PSYCHIATRIC WARD OF A HOSPITAL, I WAS THERE, I WENT, I WAS WITH ANOTHER COUNSELOR ON CAMPUS, I'VE HAD KIDS WHO ARE ON SUICIDE WATCH AND THEY WERE TO CALL ME EVERY THREE HOURS AND IT DIDN'T MATTER.))
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OUT Q=didn't matter
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SOT 01:06:43
IN Q=A lot

((@TONYA1:A LOT OF ADOLESCENTS ARE DEALING WITH TOUGH HEALTH ISSUES FROM TEEN PREGNANCY AND SMOKING TO SELF-ESTEEM AND EMOTIONS PROBLEMS SO THE TEEN HEALTH CENTER DEALS WITH THEM USING POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT AND A DOSE OF REALITY AS TREATMENT.))
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OUT Q=as treatment
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SOT 03:14:54
IN Q=I don't get

((DINA HACKLEY-HUNT/HEALTH EDUCATOR:I DON'T GET EASILY RATTLED BY WHAT THEY SAY EVEN IF I'VE NEVER HEARD THAT BEFORE I ACT LIKE YAY, YAY YOU DOING THAT. SO IT DOESN'T EVER SEEM SHOCKING AND I STILL LOVE EM WHEN THEY COME BACK THE NEXT DAY I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE HOMEWORK BATTLE, I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE THE PICK UP YOUR SOCK BATTLE, I'M JUST TRYING TO KEEP YOU ALIVE AND KEEP YOU HEALTHY.))
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=you healthy


And whether that means helping a teen quit smoking or providing family planning counseling, it's a step in the right direction to help them grow older healthier.
Tonya Flory, News 7. ))



Jones


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Country entertainer Grandpa Jones has died.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Authorities say Jones died tonight of complications from a series of strokes he suffered last month.
He was best know for the years he spent with the Grand Ole Opry and on television's HEE HAW.
Grandpa Jones was 84.
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Tease#2



ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p


Stay with us, when we return
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VO-NAT

Bedford County says it's clean sweep is putting drug dealers behind bars.
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Iraq


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


President Clinton says he listened to protests against attacking Iraq.
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VO-NAT


He called it good old fashioned American debate-
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SOT 15:03:33
IN Q=

((I THINK THE OVERWEHLMING MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ALSO WANT A PEACEFUL RESOLUTION OF THIS BUT IF IT'S NECESSARY FOR US TO ACT, I BELIEVE AMERICA WILL DO AS IT ALWAYS DOES, I BELIEVE IT WILL UNITE.))
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OUT Q=I believe it will unite.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Camp Doha, Kuwait;


Meanwhile several hundred American troops arrived in Kuwait-
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SOT 15:07:55
IN Q=

((IT SCARES EVERYBODY WHAT MIGHT HAPPEN.))
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=what might happen.
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VO-NAT


U-N Secretary General Kofi Annan leaves Paris today on a "make or break" mission to Iraq.
He says he's optimistic he can forge an agreement that can avert the use of force.
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Bedford-Drugs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=Drug Busts


About three dozen suspected drug dealers are behind bars in Bedford County, part of Sheriff Mike Brown's "Operation Clean Sweep".
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


Five months of undercover work resulted in 135 charges against 70 people for selling a variety of drugs.
Police also seized thousands of dollars worth of property, including this auto repair shop in Big Island and more than a dozen cars.
Sheriff Mike Brown says the raid won't wipe out the county's drug problem, but it WILL have an effect.
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SOT 1:21:34
IN Q=Are we making

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: ARE WE MAKING A DENT? YES, I THINK WE'RE MAKING A DENT. ARE WE ERADICATING IT? NO. JUST HOW BIG A DENT I WOULDN'T ESTIMATE, BUT HOPEFULLY WE ARE PUTTING A DENT AND I THINK WE ARE.))
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=think we are.
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VO-NAT


Brown hopes to have all 70 suspects in custody by this weekend.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=331-Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-10/40-42/Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-10/58-60;
SUPER=332-Mostly/Cloudy/37-39/Cloudy With/Sprinkles/44-46;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Wind W-10/38-42/Cloudy And/Breezy/55-58;
SUPER=334-Sprinkles Likely/Wind W-10/34-36/Sprinkles/And Cool/40-44;
SUPER=X5001;


S-Extra


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#extra
GRAPHIC=NONE

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WIPE TO MOTION
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SUPER=X5027;
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River/61//Bath Co./42//Pioneer Semis/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Rocky Gap/71//Pocahontas/30//Mt.Empire Quarters/j/Grayson

Co./66//Narrows/48//Mt.Empire Quarters/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Galax/64//Ft. Chiswell/60//Mt. Empire Quarters/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Laurel Park/56//Bassett/39//Piedmont Semis/j/Magna

Vista/59//Martinsville/49//Piedmont Semis/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Floyd County/48//Radford/43//Three Rivers

Semis/j/Glenvar/63//Shawsville/45//Three Rivers Semis/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0097-j/Blacksburg/43//Alleghany/42//Blue Ridge

Semis/j/Salem/61//Christiansburg/37//Blue Ridge Semis/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/VMI/66/j/ETSU/78////Liberty/69/j/UMBC/84///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Virginia Tech/79/j/Duquesne/78//Women//NC

Wesleyan/72/j/Averett/76//S. Yopp 26pts/;
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OUT Q=..........last score."
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go to break

S-Salem


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB98-1
GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge tourney


The Blue Ridge District semi-finals tipped off over at the Salem Civic center tonight. Lets start with Salem against Christiansburg.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Demons vs. Spartans; :00


Salem head coach Charlie Morgan had his team poised for the final four.
Christiansburg draws first blood. Anthony Lewis finds Scott Baker and the 6 foot senior is gonna drive to the hoop for the basket.
Salem then went on a run. Watch Scott Carter make the pass to Sammy Lazzaro who scores the lay up off the glass and the Spartans were rolling.
SUPER=33-Salem/61/Christiansburg/37;

Carter notches the assist once again; dishing to Dennis Haley; he goes up strong for the hoop and the harm and salem never looked back.
The Blue Demons Jonathan Bradley tried to keep his team within reach with threes but Salem wins 61-37.
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S-Alleghany


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11PM
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-2
GRAPHIC=Blue Ridge


Alleghany and Blacksburg tipped it off in the nightcap of the Blue Ridge District semi finals this evening with a spot in the regional up for grabs.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Indians vs Mountaineers; :


The Indians were all fired up shortly after the player introductions.
Blacksburg set the tone for the game working the inside on this play Pat Curran scoring the layup.
The Indians went on an 8 to nothing run taking advantage of the Mountaineers inside again Matt Maher on the power move.
Alleghany's Shawn Moss scored 6 of SUPER=33-Blacksburg/43/Alleghany/42;

the Mountaineers first 8 points here he takes to the hoop strong but Blacksburg holds on for the 43 to 42 win.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD BLUERIDGE


The Championship game is tomorrow night at 9 o'clock at the Salem Civic Center.

S-Blues


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB98-3
GRAPHIC=PIONEER


The Pioneer district's final four action took placed at its traditional home last night as four of the district's best hooked up in Clifton Forge.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/P. McCluer vs. Covington; :00


The Fighting Blues were more like a blue tornado last night as they battled Covington in the opener.
Take a look at the Blues' efficient ball movement off the inbounds pass as they move it from coast to coast and get the jumper in the corner from Damion Beverly.
The Cougars would have to play catchup on the boards as Courtney Wooding gets the rebound and the bucket. But the Blues still led by 14.
The Parry McCluer defense would then make it's statement in the game. David
SUPER=33-Parry McCluer/82/Covington/52;

Downs makes the steal, makes a great fake and finds Eric Catlett for the score. The Blues roll to the 82-to-52 win.
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SOT
IN Q="We did...

((NELSON FOX/PARRY MCCLUER HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Nelson Fox/Parry McCluer Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...COME BACK."
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S-Bath


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S8-2
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/Bath Co. vs. James River; :00


In the nightcap at Dabney Lancaster Community College the James River Knights came in looking to make quick work of Bath County.
The Knights were shooting the lights out from the opening tap as JOey Ingram passes in the corner to Quincy Springs for the sweet squish.
Bath wold attempt to Charge back as Phillip Neff drives in and shoots the deuce as the Chargers take a two point lead.
James River's defense would play tough though for the rest of the game as
Ingram knocks the ball loose and SUPER=33-James River/61/Bath Co./42;

Tommy Blankenship goes in for the layup as the River rolls into regional play with a 61-to-42 win.
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S-Three


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# S8-4
GRAPHIC=Three Rivers


The next stop on the high school tourney tour is Blacksburg for the Three Rivers District Semis.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Glenvar vs. Shawsville;


Glenvar Head Coach Arthur Lawrence seemed to call all the right plays in tonight's contest against Shawsville.
The Highlanders nab the rebound and Brian Faswacht is on the receiving end of the long pass and gets the bucket on the run.
Shawsville, trying to make up a 20 point difference looks to Jesse Showalter who hits from outside.
SUPER=33-Glenvar/63/Shawsville/45;


But Glenvar turns back Shawsville 63-to-45.
In the next game Floyd County was looking to move a step closer to another state title.
But the Radford Bobcats were making other plans.
Off the inbounds pass Ben Fisher with the baseline jumper and the Bobcats are in command.
But the Buffaloes coming off the stampede Brian Swortzel to Jason Dalton for the bucket.
SUPER=33-Floyd Co./48/Radford/43;


And Floyd County holds on to beat Radford 48-to-43.
Both Floyd and Glenvar qualify for the Region C Tournament.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#extra
GRAPHIC=NONE

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WIPE TO MOTION
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Co./66//Narrows/48//Mt.Empire Quarters/;
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Wesleyan/72/j/Averett/76//S. Yopp 26pts/;
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Sports Tease


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Still to come, more tournament hoop highlights are on the way as the evening turns into ladies night.
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We will check on the Roanoke Valley semi-finals right after this break.
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S-Cave


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In girls action; Cave Spring played host to Franklin County in the Roanoke Valley District semi final til on the Knight's home floor.
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Linda Long was looking to ground the Lady Eagles with a balanced offense.
Off the inbounds; Amy Causey finds a cutting lauren Carr who scores the easy bucket and Cave was out in front in the second half.
The lady eagles come back. Megan Greer takes the rock off a second chance and buries it from the right side.
The Lady Knights would use excellent ball movement to score this
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basket. Causey gets the nice look and finishes from the corner.
Franklin County never quit. Christina McBride grabs the rebound and scores the put back; but cave Spring advances to the title game with a 61 to 48 win.
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S-Fleming


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The girl's nightcap last night featured the Fleming Colonels taking on the Pulaski County Cougars.
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The Fleming boy cheerleaders were pumping up up the crowd with their rhythmic megaphones.
And everyone in attendance would get to see some great transition basketball. Off the miss, Shaunary Walker flips the rock over her head to Tonia Brown, who turns and fires the perfect bounce pass to Kiann Trent for the the layin.
Pulaski would face a double digit lead most of the game and the Cougars would get this steal at midcourt as Tiffany Conner runs down the loose ball and converts on the other end.
But back come the Colonels as Alycia Garrison shoots the perfect bounce pass
SUPER=33-William Fleming/56/Pulaski Co./38;

to Annisha Bannister for the hoop and the harm.
The Lady Colonels win it 56 to 38 to earn a spot in the regionals.
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