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Good Evening.
A former White House aide is the latest to testify before a grand jury
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[VO-NAT]
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Kathleen Willey spent the day testifying- At issue allegations that the President made an unsolicited sexual advance toward her.
[SUPER=@file;]


The patriarch of the Bridges acting family has died. Actor Lloyd Bridges was 85. The cause of death is unknown.
[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, NC/January;]


NASCAR driver Darrell Waltrip takes a big step that could effect the future of his race team.
Plus you've heard of washing your hair with beer, but what about taking a beer bath?
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

[City-Workers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-13]
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A group of Roanoke city employees is moving forward with their attempts to form a union.
They say they want to see changes in the way the city resolves conflicts.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]

David Johnson was at the group's second meeting tonight.
David what do they think a Municipal Association would accomplish?
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@David1;]


Jean, a roomful of city workers say they are trying to find ways to solve work-related problems and improve working conditions.
And they now have the endorsement of at least one city council member.
(Rollcue: council member.)
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[SUPER=01-Angela Norman/City Municipal Employee; :01]
[SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke Vice Mayor; :40]
[SUPER=01-Evelyn Wheeler/City Municipal Employee;1:10]
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(([SOT=19:21:04]
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((ANGELA NORMAN/CITY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE; DISCRIMINATION AND FAVORITISM ARE ALIVE AND ACTIVE IN SOME DEPARTMENTS. THE LAW AND OUR PERSONNEL OPERATING PROCEDURES, ON PAPER, PROHIBIT THESE ACTIONS. BUT I KNOW, AS DO SOME OF YOU, THAT THERE ARE MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS WHO ARE STILL DOING JUST WHAT THEY WANT.))
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City workers say it's for these and similar reasons they have formed a "MUNICIPAL ASSOCIATION."
The association has the backing of the AFL-CIO.
Roanoke Vice Mayor Linda Wyatt is a teacher and member of the national teacher association, one of the nation's largest labor unions.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE VICE MAYOR; I BELIEVE STRONGLY IN THE RIGHT OF EMPLOYEES TO BAND TOGETHER TO FURTHER THEIR RIGHTS AND THEIR CAUSES. SO IF I BELIEVE IN THAT FOR MYSELF AND MY OWN ORGANIZATION, I CERTAAINLY COULD NOT TURN AROUND AND BE OPPOSED TO IT FOR SOMEONE ELSE.))
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National members of the AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE COUNTY AND MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES have been called in to answer any questions. The representatives assure workers the union will protect their jobs, but there still seems to be some hesitation.
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[IN Q=BASICALLY, FROM]

((EVELYN WHEELER/CITY MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEE; BASICALLY, FROM WHAT WE'VE BEEN HEARING IS THEY STILL FEAR RETALIATION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION. EITHER THE SUPERVISORS OR A MANAGER. BUT THEY'RE AFRAID TO JOIN.))
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(Now about 100 workers have signed up to join and with more people present at tonight's meeting than there was in January, additional memberships are expected.)
[Double Boxes=Jean/David]

And Jean, Vice Mayor Wyatt indicates her experience has proven to her that unions can have a positive impact for the employees and the organization they work for.

[Wilderness]


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[WRITER=tte]
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The Education Department is looking into a Botetourt County school for troubled boys.
The director of the Wilderness Leadership Academy says complaints from a former employee led to the investigation.
Tina Tenret has more.
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(( ((The Wilderness Leadership Academy accepts teenage males with emotional or behavioral problems.
But now the Education Department wants to know if the school itself has run off course.
Retired Marine Colonel Gene Nervo directs the school -- he says a former teacher has gone to the Education Department with reports of dirty bedrooms and no heat or hot water at the academy.
Nervo denies the charges.
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((WE HAVE DOGS ON THE PREMISES. THE DOGS HAVE ALL RABIES SHOTS AND VACCINES BUT THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS HE LISTED. HE LISTED THAT THE BOYS SOMETIMES DON'T HAVE A CHANCE TO WASH THEIR CLOTHES. WE HAVE A WASHER AND DRYER. THEY MAY NOT HAVE IMMEDIATE ACCESS TO IT BUT THEY HAVE OPPORTUNITIES))
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The school is expanding its opportunities by building new classrooms.
But Sheriff Reed Kelly says the school has built a record of assault problems -- in addition to a recent uprising.

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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT COUNTY SHERIFF: WHEN OUR OFFICERS GOT THERE THEY DOCUMENTED 14 OR 15 KIDS COMPLETELY OUT OF CONTROL. THE STAFF HAD LOST CONTROL OF THE FACILITY. OUR OFFICERS QUESTIONED HOW STABLE THIS FACILITY WAS AT THAT TIME.))

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Colonel Nervo says six students -- not 15 -- were involved in the uprising and it should come as no surprise that at-risk kids might get out of hand.
What did come as a surprise to Nervo was the Education Department's inspection -- but he predicts it will give his school a positive evaluation.
Tina Tenret News7 Botetourt County.))))
[ANCHOR=JEAN]
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The Education Department spokesperson was not available for comment.





[Bus-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Two children died when a freight train struck a schoolbus
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, MT;]


in Montana this morning.
Two other children and the driver of the bus were seriously injured in the crash.
Authorities say the children who died were brothers.
The accident occurred at a designated railroad crossing.
Officials from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Company say the train was trying to make an emergency stop when it made contact with the schoolbus.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.
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[National-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#Net]
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Snow and freezing temperatures are blamed for at least 14 deaths in the Midwest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hammond, IN;]


In Hammond Indiana stranded trucks lined up one after another-
Many are running their engines for five minutes an hour to keep their cars and themselves from freezing.
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH;]


A plane skidded off the runway in Cleveland- 140 passengers were evacuated but no one was hurt.
The storm is just part of life for many in this part of the country.
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((I HAVE NOTHING TO SAY BUT THIS IS CLEVELAND RIGHT? ))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chicago, IL;]


At O'Hare Airport in Chicago many passengers tried to catch some sleep on cots-
High winds are making for high drifts in Iowa and power outages across the region.
116 Chicago public schools were closed because the electricity was out there.
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[GA-Flooding]


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[wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
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In Albany Georgia people are preparing for the worst as the Flint River continues to rise.
Some five thousand residents mostly students have been evacuated from Albany State University-
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((JOE HUNKELL/CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: IT ROSE AT ABOUT OH PROBABLY EIGHT INCHES TO A FOOT AN HOUR. ))
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[VO-NAT]


The flood water freely flowed over parking lots and tennis courts-
Georgia's governor has issued a state of emergency for 59 counties hit hard by flooding.
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[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=NONE]


Still to come on the newscast, President Clinton wants to take steps to guarantee better child care.
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[VO-NAT]

and the patriarch of one of Hollywood's leading acting families passes away in his sleep.
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[COMM#1]


[Willey]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=JJA]
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Former White House Aide Kathleen Willey is the latest to testify before a federal grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Willey declined to speak with reporters as she left the courthouse-
At issue is a 1993 meeting with the President.
Willey has said the preisdent grabbed her, kissed her and made sexual advances.
The President denied it in a deposition that was leaked last week.
The grand jury is investigating whether the President had an affair with then college intern Monica Lewinsky and tried to cover it up.
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[Day-care]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Would you like better daycare for your children?
The president says you're entitled to it.
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((A KITTY KAT. A KITTY KAT? A KITTY KAT.))
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bridgeport, CT;]


President Clinton visited a daycare center in Connecticut.
He say if parents are forced to choose between their careers and their kids- the economy will suffer.
He's proposed more than 21 billion dollars to help with child care.
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[SOT 14:02:59]
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((GIVE TAX CUTS TO BUSINESSES WHICH PROVIDE CHILD CARE, EXPAND CHILD CARE TAX CREDITS TO THREE MILLION WORKING FAMILIES AND IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF CHILDCARE CENTERS.))
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[OUT Q=childcare centers.]
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[VO-NAT]


The President also proposed better training for childcare workers.
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[Elderly-Care]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-9]
[GRAPHIC=Session 98]


A bill passed today in the House of Delegates is GOOD news for two elderly Lynchburg women.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape]


For years, the women have been cared for in the private home of Dora Cunningham, but a neighbor recently complained that violated local zoning laws.
A judge had given Cunningham 90 days to find new homes for the two women.
But legislators Steve Newman and Preston Bryant helped craft a bill that allows up to FOUR elderly or disabled people to stay in a private home.
The senate is expected to pass the measure tomorrow.
An emergency clause will allow the law to take effect immediately.
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[Tax-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-12]
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Governor Jim Gilmore's "no car tax" pledge is in the home stretch.
A House committee's compromise plan is the Democrats' best shot now at putting their mark on the 1998 session -- and it gives the Governor much of what he wants.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( The stage is finally set.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: IT'S NOT A PERFECT PLAN. BUT IT'S THE BEST PLAN WE'RE GONNA GET THIS YEAR.))
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[SOT 34:41]

((SEN. ROSCOE REYNOLDS/D-HENRY CO.: IT SEEMS TO HAVE SOME RELIEF FOR WEALTHY VIRGINIA. AT THE SAME TIME, IT SEEMS TO PROVIDE SOME OF THE NEEDS OF LESS WEALTHY VIRGINIA.))
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The bottom line for rural lawmakers is the 350- million dollars in school construction money that will go first to localities who need it most-- UNLIKE the way the car tax rebate will work.
But much of that will be borrowed money-- leaving almost what the Governor needed for his car tax phase-out.
[sot 01:20:43]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: IT'S STILL A FIVE-YEAR PHASE-OUT. IT'S STILL A 20-THOUSAND DOLLAR PLAN. AND I THINK THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS SOME PROMISE. I THINK THAT IT CAN BE APPROVED. AND SOME OF THE OTHER ISSUES LIKE ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION, CERTAINLY HAVE GOT TO BE LOOKED AT.))
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I THINK THE GOVERNOR WILL HAVE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT HE CAME INTO THE SESSION SEEKING TO ACCOMPLISH. WHAT I HOPE HE WILL GET BETTER AT IS WORKING WITH THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO REACH A CONSENSUS. I THINK ALL THE WORK WAS DONE THIS YEAR BASICALLY BY THE DEMOCRATS AND THE REPUBLICANS ON THE HOUSE SIDE.))
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A possible improvement on Gilmore's plan came from House Republicans: cars worth a thousand dollars or less would pay no tax the first year.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I THINK THE THOUSAND DOLLAR FLOOR HELPS RURAL VIRGINIA BECAUSE STATISTICS SHOW THERE ARE, I DON'T KNOW, 25-PERCENT OF THE CARS THAT ARE IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD. THAT WAS A BONE THAT WAS THROWN TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA TO MAKE THE PLAN MORE PALATABLE.))
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The session ends Saturday-- with some version of this plan expected.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[EMail-Threats]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-3]
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Starting July 1st, it will be a felony in Virginia to threaten someone by E-MAIL.
A bill passed in the General Assembly today amends the existing law that only covers threats by letter or telephone.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The change was suggested by Amherst County prosecutor Ed Meeks, who says they've had problems with students threatening each other electronically.
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((ED MEEKS/PROSECUTOR: WELL, THE LAW ALWAYS HAS TO CHANGE AS TECHNOLOGY CHANGES AND THE SOCIETY CHANGES, AND WE'RE STARTING TO FIND OUT THAT IN PROPERTY RIGHTS AND PUBLIC SAFETY, THE LAWS HAVE TO BE CHANGED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE INFORMATION AGE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Meeks says lawmakers were also alerted to the INDIRECT threats being made by a man named Sam Sloan.
Sloan's web page has suggested that several central Virginia judges be killed for some legal decisions he hasn't agreed with.
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[Tease#2]



[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Will more people develop colds following this cold snap? We'll hear what one doctor says next.
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[VO-NAT]

and then a little later we'll see a new way to take a bubble bath.
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[BRIDGES]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#Net]
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Actor Lloyd Bridges has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


A publicist says the actor died peacefully today of natural causes at his Los Angeles home.
In a career that spanned 50 years, bridges appeared in numerous movies, on Broadway and on television.
He is probably best known for the 1957 series "Sea Hunt."
His sons Beau and Jeff followed in their fathers footsteps.
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(( ))
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[VO-NAT]



In his later years Bridges' career received a boost when he was cast in such comedies as "Airplane," and "Hot Shots."

Lloyd Bridges was 85.
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[Cold-Weather]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-5]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's been a record past three months for one physician at Radford Community hospital.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Dr. Richard Shepherd works in the hospital's emergency room.
He says the past three months have been the busiest he's seen in 15-years.
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[IN Q=We've had]

((DR. RICHARD SHEPHERD/EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN: WE'VE HAD SEVERAL HUNDRED MORE PEOPLE PER MONTH THAT WE'VE TREATED AND THE HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS THROUGH THE EMERGENCY ROOM HAVE GONE UP ABOUT 80- PER MONTH. WE'VE HAD 262 PEOPLE WHO WERE ADMITTED THROUGH THE EMERGENCY ROOM LAST MONTH ALONE AND SO ABOUT 10- A DAY, A LOT OF PNEUMONIA, A LOT OF VERY SICK PEOPLE. ))
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[OUT Q=sick people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some people may worry the recent warm temperatures, followed by this cold snap, will make folks more vulnerable to colds and flu.
But Shepherd says that's not the case.
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[10:05:07]
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((DR. RICHARD SHEPHERD/EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN: THEY'VE ACTUALLY TAKEN VOLUNTEERS AND GOTTEN THEM VERY WET AND THROWN THEM OUT IN THE COLD WEATHER TO SEE IF THEY GET MORE COLDS THAN OTHER PEOPLE AND THEY'VE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO PROVE THAT. ))
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[OUT Q=prove that.]
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Shepherd says if you do share the same house with someone's who's sick-- always remember to wash your hands and never drink or eat after that person.
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[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=332-Cloudy With/Flurries/14-16/Partly Cloudy/With Flurries/28-30;]
[SUPER=333-Snow Showers/Wind NNW-15/15-20/Snow Showers/Continue/28-30;]
[SUPER=334-Snow Showers/Wind NW-20/10-12/Flurries/Wind NW-15/20-25;]
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
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[VO-NAT eng#]


Michael Jordan had another spectacular night last night.
Wearing another pair of vintage Air Jordan's, Michael threw down 37 points on the Miami Heat to lead Chicago to a 106-to-91 win.
It's Chicago's 12th win in its last 13 games.
And oh yeah - to those of you who say Michael can't play defense - ask Alonzo Mourning.
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[S-Waltrip]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#R-39]
[GRAPHIC=WALTRIP]


The 1998 Winston Cup season has been a nightmare for veteran Darrell Waltrip.
Through the first four races of the DW is buried in the points in 40th place.
Last night things got even worse.
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[VO-NAT eng#]
[SUPER=03-Harrisburg, NC/January; :00]


Waltrip announced last night that the sponsorship agreement he worked so hard to get back in January with Speedblock and Hechinger/Builders Square has been terminated effective immediately.
Waltrip said that Speedblock officials have grossly failed to fulfill the terms of their contract.
In other words they haven't been showing DW the money on a regular basis.
[SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/February;]


Waltrip has been playing catchup ever since Daytona where he was forced to use a provisional to get in the race.
He has yet to come close to a top 10 finish this season, but last night he said in a statement that he plans to continue running the rest of the schedule, which resumes in two weeks at Darlington.
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[S-ACC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#S8-4]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]


The ACC's postseason awards continue to be handed out and so far the league is doing a good job of saving on postage and handling by sending everything to Chapel Hill.
Last night Antawn Jamison was named the league's player of the year
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[VO-NAT eng#]


and last night Bill Guthridge was voted the ACC's coach of the year.
He's the first rookie coach to win the honor in the league's 45-year history.
Under Guthridge, the Tar Heels won 30 games, the program's 15th Atlantic Coast Conference championship and finished with the nation's number one ranking.
Guthridge was a loyal assistant to the legendary Dean Smith for 30 seasons before taking over the program. Smith suddenly retired before the beginning of the season.
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#NONE]
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[pinnacle page 99020]
Guthridge and his Tarheels open the NCAA schedule on WDBJ Thursday afternoon as they take on Navy at 12:20, and the Richmond Spiders meet up with South Carolina in the second matinee at 2:50.
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[pinnacle page 99021]
Then Thursday night you can catch UNLV and Princeton at 7:40. That game is followed by the Fairleigh Dickinson - UConn game.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[SS=FINAL FOUR]


The first round action rolls on Friday afternoon with coverage again tipping off just after Noon.
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[pinnacle friday afternoon]
Friday afternoon you'll get bonus coverage of two games as we start out with the Kentucky - South Carolina state battle and then switch back and forth with the Clemson - Western Michigan game.
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[pinnacle late friday afternoon]
The other afternoon game at three has Florida State and Steve Robinson taking on TCU.
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[pinnacle night]
Then Friday night it's two Davidson takes on Michigan in the early game right before Radford hooks up with top seeded Duke.
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[S-Virginia]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Dal]
[TAPE# ST5-33]
[GRAPHIC=Women's Final Four]


The Lady Cavaliers couldn't be happier with being a sixth seed in the east region of the N-C-Double-A women's tournament that opens later this week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/November 25, 1997;]


U-V-A is 18 and nine on the season, one of the poorest showings in recent Virginia history.
But the players say the tourney is their chance for redemption.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We had some]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-Erin Stovall/UVA Guard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/UVA Head Coach; :20]
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[OUT Q=Keep them there]
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[VO-NAT]


While the Cavaliers face S-M-U Friday night in Tucson, Arizona AT 9:30.
Bonnie Henrickson and her lady Hokies are meeting Wisconsin, in Gainesville, Florida Friday at 6.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]

[SS hold]
And Liberty will take on number one ranked Tennessee in Knoxville Saturday night at 9:20.

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#sports tease]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Still to come tonight on the big 7, we'll continue our NCAA previews as we head to Charlottesville and check in with the UVa women.
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[VO-NAT eng#]


Plus, Stacy Compton got more than a moon pie and a RC with his new sponsorship deal in the NASCAR super truck series.

We'll find out why he's been back at New River this week right after this break.
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[S-CBS]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=5pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=S8-3]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA final four-men]


Ever since winning the Big South Championship on February 28th, the Radford men's basketball team has garnered more attention and more free publicity than it ever imagined was possible.
Sunday night the CBS Evening News highlighted the Highlanders and this week CBS sports is nipping at their heels.


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[VO-NAT #eng]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


CBS has hired two Detroit, Michigan freelance production professionals to follow the Radford basketball team in its day to day activities as the players continue preparing for Duke.
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[IN Q="it's]

((BILL KUBOTA/CBS PHOTOGRAPHER:))
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[OUT Q=....big team"]
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[VO-NAT(Con't)]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Big South Championship;]


RU die hard fans are enthusiastic about the relatively manageable trip to Lexington, Kentucky. It's a 326 mile drive that takes around 7 hours.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I ]

((DOTTIE MARTIN/HIGHLANDER FAN:))
[SUPER=01-Dottie Martin/Highlander Fan; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=....come by car"]
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[S-Compton]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Dal]
[TAPE# S8-3]
[GRAPHIC=Compton]


Stacy Compton has been making some noise at the New River Valley Speedway track this week.
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Compton brought his Royal Crown Ford Truck to New River to work out the kinks during this lull in the Craftsman Truck series schedule.
The Race team's new crew chief, Kevin Cram, has changed some things on the truck.
And now is the time to see if they work.
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((STACY COMPTON/ROYAL CROWN RACING: WE WENT TO ORLANDO FOR THE FIRST RACE OF THE YEAR AND ENDED UP BURNING UP A REAR END COOLER. WE BROUGHT TWO TRUCKS. WE'VE GOT TWO DAYS. FIRST DAY WE'RE GOING TO TEST SOME REAR END THINGS. TOMORROW WE'RE GOING TO WORK ON SPEED.))
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R.C. Cola is Compton's new sponsor.
He says having the big bucks affords the team more equipment.
The team has gone from one truck last year to six this season.
Compton will next run at Homestead on April fourth.
Coming up this weekend News 7 Sports Denise Allen will profile the HUrt, Virginia Native on News 7 Sunday morning between 8:30 and nine.
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Your next bath could have suds of a different kind.
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A German brewer is selling a dark beer concentrate that is suitable for bathing.
It will take about four quart size bottles mixed with water to fill the average 32 gallon tub with beer.
Each bottle runs about 22 dollars.
The only difference between the bath beer and the normal drinking kind is the yeast that is normally filtered out is left in.
The brewery owner says that makes the beer bath soothing to the skin. He even says it is a great treatment for eczema.
He says you can drink it, bathe in it, or both.
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