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Coming up-
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An accident on Route 221 in Roanoke County backs up traffic tonight.
Will a new shopping plaza go up in Lynchburg? Steve Smallshaw will have a live report.
Many couples have trouble getting pregnant- Find out about HIGH TECH treatments available in Roanoke.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.[Open]
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[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#98-71 33:25]
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More tax revenue or more traffic?
That's the dilemma Lynchburg city council is faced with as officials debate approval of a major new shopping center for the Hill City.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Steve--Bureau]


Steve Smallshaw is in Lynchburg tonight.. Steve what kind of a development are we talking about?
[Live=Full/Steve]
[SUPER=@ssm1;]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


Jean, developers hope that Home Depot and Target will be the anchor stores in a half million square foot shopping center they figure will create 11- hundred new jobs for the area.
But opponents are more worried about the traffic headaches that project could also generate.
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[IN Q=On paper it]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Phillip Ross/Developer; :14]
[SUPER=01-Walker Sydnor/Opposes Project; :39]
[SUPER=01-Edward Embrey/Opposes Project; :50]
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[OUT Q=city's best interest.]


(( On paper it sounds like a no- brainer.
A northern Virginia developer wants to turn this tract of land into a major shopping center.. creating hundreds of new jobs and pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.
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[SOT 9:51:16]
[IN Q=If Lynchburg wishes]

((PHILLIP ROSS/DEVELOPER: IF LYNCHBURG WISHES TO CONTINUE ITS GROWTH AND MAINTAIN ITS PLACE AS THE CENTER OF COMMERCE FOR THE REGION, THEN IT NEEDS TO ASSURE THAT A PORTION OF THESE SALES AND THESE SALES TAX DOLLARS REMAIN IN LYNCHBURG.))
[RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=remain in Lynchburg.]


But the biggest concern is traffic.. the Graves Mill Road intersection already is congested, and nearby businesses fear adding a huge shopping center will only make it worse.
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[SOT 9:45:30]
[IN Q=What this proposal]

((WALKER SYDNOR/OPPOSES PROJECT: WHAT THIS PROPOSAL IN FRONT OF YOU IS SUGGESTING IS THAT LAND BE TAKEN FROM AN EXISTING BUSINESS, IN THIS CASE SCOTT INSURANCE, IN ORDER TO ENABLE A BUSINESS ACROSS THE STREET TO BE PLACED THERE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=be placed there.]
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[SOT 9:46:30]
[IN Q=We're not opposed]

((EDWARD EMBREY/OPPOSES PROJECT: WE'RE NOT OPPOSED TO THE COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THIS AREA, BUT WE FEEL STRONGLY THAT THE CONGESTION IN THIS INTERSECTION WITH NO INGRESS AND NO EGRESS WILL BE UNSAFE AND WOULD NOT BE IN THE CITY'S BEST INTEREST.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=city's best interest.]))
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Developers have come up with a list of road improvements they say will alleviate the traffic problems, and they're even willing to pay for them.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Steve]


City council is going to study all this at a work session on the 17th and make a decision in December. Jean?

(JEAN QUESTION: Steve, is the developer willing to wait that long?)


[Accident]


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[TAPE#=98-66 37:49]
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A car crash in Roanoke County sent two drivers to the hospital --
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

and backed up traffic on Route 221 for nearly 30 minutes tonight.
2 cars collided at the intersection of Chatsworth Drive and 221 around 6:30.
Police are not yet releasing the names of those involved in the crash.
Investigation is continuing, but authorities say the accident involved a T-Bone collision.
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[Side-Impact]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-76 01:10]
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A consumer group says too many people are dying from side impact automobile crashes, and sport utility vehicles are part of the problem.
[double-Boxes=Jean/Eric--Newsroom]


Eric Earnhart is in the newsroom with more. [Eric Full]
[super=@Eric1]


Jean it's pretty simple, when a large vehicle hits a smaller one, the people in the smaller one get hurt.
The National Highway Traffic safety administration is reviewing whether cars need more side-impact protection... but how far should it go?
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[IN Q=SUV's, trucks and vans]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :01]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Poole/Automobile Driver; :09]
[SUPER=01-William Spiller/Van Driver; :21]
[SUPER=01-Paul Caswell/Hart Motor Co.; :36]
[SUPER=01-Eric West/SUV Driver; 1:10]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=smaller than mine]

(( SUV's, trucks and vans are bigger, heavier, taller... and they make Kelly Poole nervous.

[SOT=01:37:10]
[IN Q=It makes me nervous]

((KELLY POOLE/DRIVER; THEY TAKE UP OBVIOUSLY MORE SPACE ON THE ROAD AND YOU THINK IT DOESN'T MAKE AS MUCH FOR THEM TO CROSS OVER INTO YOUR LANE OR ONTO YOUR SIDE SO YES IT DOES MAKE ME NERVOUS, ESPECIALLY WITH HIM IN THE CAR.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=him in the car]



Van driver William Spiller says... make the cars safer.

[SOT=01:36:17]
[IN Q=I think on the interstate]

((WILLIAM SPILLER/VAN DRIVER; I THINK ON THE INTERSTATE HIGHWAYS WHERE'RE YOU'RE TRAVELING AT HIGH SPEEDS, THERE DEFINITELY NEEDS TO BE SAFETY STANDARDS. EVEN IF IT RAISED THE COST OF THE VEHICLE IT WOULD BE WORTH IT? YEA I THINK SO)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=think so]



But body shop manager Paul Caswell told us there's only so much you can do...

[SOT 01:30:56]
[IN Q=short of building]

((PAUL CASWELL/HART MOTOR COMPANY; SHORT OF BUILDING A ROLL CAGE INSIDE OF THE CAR, THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO CRAWL OUT OF THE WINDOW TO GET INTO THE VEHICLE, I REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT MORE THEY CAN DO AT THIS POINT TO CREATE MORE OF A SAFETY CAGE.)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=of a saftey cage]



If cars can't get much safer, some drivers say SUV size should be limited, or fees increased to pay for the the increased damage they can cause.

[SOT=01:38:09]
[IN Q=It makes me nervous]

((KELLY POOLE/DRIVER; YEA, I THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE A POINT WHERE IT'S NO LONGER A CAR, YOU WANT A BIGGER VEHICLE, YOUR GONNA HAVE TO PAY TO HAVE A BIGGER VEHICLE,)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=bigger vehicle.]



SUV driver Eric West says he shouldn't pay more for somebody else's choice.

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[SOT 01:40:42]
[IN Q=It's my choice]

((ERIC WEST/S.U.V. DRIVER; IT'S MY CHOICE TO BUY A CAR LIKE THIS FOR THE FACT THAT IT'S SAFER, I REALLY DON'T CARE IF THEIR CAR IS SMALLER THAN MINE.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=smaller than mine]))

[eric]
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[SUV]


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Some SUV's may not be as safe as you think.
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[VO-NAT]


In recent off-center, front-end crash tests, only one, the Subaru Forrester, got a good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Others ranked from acceptable to marginal.
The Izuzu Amigo recieved the only poor rating.
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[Stephens]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chad]
[TAPE#98-57 1:52:40]
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It took a jury just under three hours tonight to deliberate the fate of Quientin Lamont Stephens.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


They found him guilty of second degree murder for the shooting death of Delvecchio Farmer in October 1997.
They recommended the minimum penalty-- a 5-year jail sentence.
The jury also found him NOT GUILTY on charges of armed burglary and using a fire arm in the commission of murder.
The prosecution contended the killing happened as a group of men, including Stephens, tried to rob the victim of drugs and money.
While Stephens may have been in on drug activity that led to the shooting, the jury ultimately believed he was NOT there when it happened.
The Commonwealth's Attorney says it's not the verdict he wanted, but he's satisfied the jury did it's job.
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[SOT 10:00:53-:01]
[IN Q=This jury paid]

((DAVID GRIMES: THIS JURY PAID CLOSE ATTENTION TO ALL THE EVIDENCE AND I DON'T QUESTION THE FAIRNESS OF THEIR JUDGEMENT OR THE INTENSITY OF THEIR DELIBERATIONS.))
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[SOT 10:05:20-:31]

((J.P. ROGERS: I TOLD THE DEFENDANT OF ALL THE VERDICTS OTHER THAN AN ACQUITTAL THIS WAS THE BEST HE COULD POSSIBLY HAVE HELD OUT HOPE FOR.))
[SUPER=01-David Grimes/Prosecutor;]
[SUPER=01-J.P. Rogers/Defense Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=out hope for.]
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[vo-nat]
The judge sentenced Stephens tonight to 5-years in jail... as the jury recommended.
Stephens is debating with his lawyer whether or not to appeal the verdict.
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[National]


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[Music Under]
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[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq]
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(([Simpson]


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[VO-NAT]


O-J Simpson must fight again for custody of his children.
An Appelate Court reversed a lower court's decision to award Simpson custody.
It ordered a new hearing- saying the lower court should have considered a civil court decision that found Simpson responsible for the killing of his ex-wife.
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[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Jacksonville, Florida authorities have arrested a 14 year old boy for the murder of his 8 year old neighbor.
The girl's body was found under the boy's waterbed- she had been missing for a week.
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((NAT GLOVER/JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF: IT WAS APPARENT SHE WAS KILLED IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHE WAS ABDUCTED.))
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[OUT Q=she was abducted.]
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Authorities say the girl was stabbed several times and hit with a baseball bat.
Police say Joshua Phillips confessed to the crime.
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[Missing-Girl]


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Jacksonville, Florida authorities have arrested a 14 year old boy for the murder of his 8 year old neighbor.
The girl's body was found under the boy's waterbed- she had been missing for a week.
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[SOT 20:18;09]
[IN Q=It was]

((NAT GLOVER/JACKSONVILLE SHERIFF: IT WAS APPARENT SHE WAS KILLED IMMEDIATELY AFTER SHE WAS ABDUCTED.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=she was abducted.]
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[VO-NAT]


Authorities say the girl was stabbed several times and hit with a baseball bat.
Police say Joshua Phillips confessed to the crime.
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[Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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[VO-NAT]


Defense Secretary William Cohen says Saddam Hussein is on notice-comply with United Nations weapons inspections or face possible military action.
To back up the warning the Pentagon has stepped up movement of warships to the Persian Gulf.
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[SOT 14:53:13]
[IN Q=I think]

((WILLIAM COHEN/DEFENSE SECRETARY: I THINK WE'VE ALL INDICATED TIME HAS RUN OUT. THIS IS YOU CAN'T GO ON FOREVER.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=GO ON FOREVER.]

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[James]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Singer Rick James has suffered a stroke.
Doctors say a blood vessel ruptured in the singer's neck- during a performance Friday- then back in L-A James suffered a stroke.
Doctors say the cause is rock-n-roll neck, or the repeated whiplashing of the head and neck.
James is in serious condition.
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[Snow]


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[VO-NAT]


A huge blast of winter hits the Plains and Midwest-
The season's first big snowstorm packed 50-mile an hour winds- and brought several inches of snow.
The snow shut down roads and left thousands without power.
At least two deaths have been reported.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on news 7,
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[VO-NAT]

the State Attorney General steps into a local cross-burning case.
Details coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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[IN Q="Hey Jean...]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]

((Hey Jean this is Mike Stevens back in the sports office where VMI si back in the spotlight tonight. The Running Roos played an exhibition game at Cameron.
We'll see how the Hokies plan to break the Carrier Dome jinx this weekend, and crown a district champ in Mountain Empire girls basketball. Tonight on the Big 7.))
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[Earley-Klan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=98-73 14:34]
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A man charged with burning a cross in Carroll County will have to appear before a prosecutor from the State Attorney General's Office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ebensburg, PA/May 1992]


Barry Black of Johnstown Pennsylvania says the case should be dismissed because it intrudes on free speech.
Mark Earley's office and prosecutor Greg Goad will argue that the state law is constitutional and that intimidation can never be considered free speech.
[SUPER=03-Richmond/September]


Black's attorney is David Baugh, a member of the state A-C-L-U.
A hearing is set for Friday.
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[Ceparano]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-58 1:52:38]
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The federal government is continuing its probe into whether the burning and beheading of a black man in Grayson County should be considered a hate crime.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Grayson Co./File Tape;]


Louie Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior were sentenced to life in prison for killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson.
Johnson was burned alive and later decapitated in July of last year.
The federal government is currently looking into whether the crime should be deemed a hate crime.
Louie Ceparano says the evidence just isn't there.
Ceparano spoke to NEWS 7 by phone from the Grayson County jail.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I personally]

((LOUIE CEPARANO:I PERSONALLY DON'T THINK THEY'LL BE ABLE TO PROVE THE HATE CRIME IN THE FACT THAT GP WAS MY FRIEND AND THAT I CAN PROVE I'M NOT A RACIST TOWARD ANY NATIONALITY. ))
[SUPER=02-Louie Ceparano; :00]
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[OUT Q=any nationality.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ceparano had been hoping to withdraw his plea agreement in which he was sentenced to life in prison but escaped the death penalty.
But today we learned-- the deadline to appeal has now expired.
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[Spangler]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=98-72 18:45]
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More legal problems are in store for Giles County Prosecutor Garland Spangler.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pearisburg/August 1997]


Someone filed an anonymous complaint against him with the State Bar.
It's the second time someone has made allegations against Spangler.
The first complaint is still pending.
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[TALENT=Jean]


The latest complaint came to light because a judge appointed a law firm to represent Spangler- -at taxpayer's expense.
The first complaint alleges that a rape case had to be dropped because Spangler missed the deadline to prosecute th

e case.[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Just ahead-- high-tech treatments
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[VO-NAT]

for infertility have given hope to some couples struggling to have children.
The latest in our series, "Conceiving a Miracle"... straight ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-2 2 2/3 1 2 6/6 8 11 18 34/3 10 17 23 35/23]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-2-2

(two, two, two)


Pick 4:
3-1-2-6

(three, one, two, six)


Cash 5:
6-8-11-18-34

(six, eight, eleven, eighteen, thirty-four)


The Big Game:
3-10-17-23-35. Big Money Ball: 23

(three, ten, seventeen, twenty-three, thirty-five. Big Money

Ball: twenty-three).

(Copyright 1998 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


APNP-11-10-98 2311EST

[Infertility]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-60 1:32:08]
[GRAPHIC=Conceiving a Miracle]


Infertility is a problem for thousands of couples, but there is hope in the form of promising technology. Tonya Flory explains why some of the newest high-tech treatments are NOT an option for many patients.
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[IN Q=The infertility]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. James Holman/Infertility Endocrinologist; :36]
[SUPER=@Tonya1; 1:16]
[SUPER=01-Randy Zelenak/Patient's Husband; 1:50]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Slackman/Infertility Endocrinologist; 2:10]
[RUNS=2:28]
[OUT Q=Health Check]

((The infertility clinic at Carilion Jefferson Plaza is the only satellite facility in Southwest Virginia specializing exclusively in the latest technology to treat infertile couples. [Doctor Slackman looks through microscope, then use shot of sperm injection into the egg.] Doctors Slackman and Holman treat patients with advanced reproductive technologies, one of the most innovative procedural breakthroughs is for the treatment of male infertility. [NAT SOUND ub 23 32 52] [RUNS:05]
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[IN Q=Its a new procedure]

((DR. JAMES HOLMAN/INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST: IT'S A NEW PROCEDURE CALLED INTROCYTOPLASMIC SPERM INJECTION AND IT INVOLVES INJECTION OF A SINGLE INJECTION INTO AN EGG AND IT REALLY IS THE FIRST BREAKTHROUGH EVER FOR MALE INFERTILITY.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=for male infertility]

And new research on in vitro fertilization is having tremendous results for women. The latest treatment cultures embryos up to five days, instead of the usual three.
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[SOT ub 22 50 58]
[IN Q=Before we'd]

((DR. JAMES HOLMAN/INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST: BEFORE WE'D TRANSFER THREE OR FOUR EMBRYOS, BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T KNOW WHICH ONES WOULD SUCCEED, BUT NOW IF YOU CULTURE THEM LONGER AND YOU CAN SEE THEM GROW IN VITRO THEN YOU DON'T HAVE TO TRANSFER AS MANY BACK AND THE MULTIPLE PREGNANCY RATE IS LOWER.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=rate is lower]
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[SOT ub 00 10 38 or 00 12 08]
[IN Q=Meanwhile a ]

((TONYA FLORY/REPORTING: MEANWHILE, A HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL STUDY FOUND STATES THAT MANDATED SOME INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR INFERTILITY TREATMENT HAD LOWER MULTIPLE BIRTH RATES RESULTING FROM THE PROCEDURES. HOWEVER, THE COST OF SOME OF THESE NEW TREATMENTS CAN BE EXPENSIVE, UP TO 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS -- AND THEY'RE NOT ALWAYS COVERED BY INSURANCE. THIS WORRY ABOUT HOW TO PAY FOR INFERTILITY TREATMENT ADDS MORE STRESS FOR COUPLES DEALING WITH THIS ALREADY DIFFICULT MEDICAL PROBLEM. )) [RUNS:23]
[OUT Q=medical problem.]
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[IN Q=Our patients]

((DR. JAMES HOLMAN/INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST: OUR PATIENTS PAY INSURANCE PREMIUMS LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE AND THIS IS THE MOST PRESSING MEDICAL NEED THAT THEY HAVE AND I THINK THAT THEY'RE GETTING SHORT CHANGED INCREASINGLY BY INSURANCE COVERAGE.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=insurance coverage]
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[SOT 00 00 50]
[IN Q=A lot of insurance]

((RANDY ZELENAK/PATIENT'S HUSBAND: A LOT OF INSURANCE COMPANIES WON'T COVER THAT LIKE THEY WILL REGULAR ILLNESS IT'S NOT A NECESSARY ITEM TO HAVE A KID, SO THEY DON'T VIEW IT AS NEEDED A HEART TRANSPLANT WHEN NOT HAVING A CHILD COULD BREAK YOUR HEART.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=break your heart]
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[SOT ub 23 22 40]
[IN Q=More and more]

((DR. ROBERT SLACKMAN/INFERTILITY & REPRODUCTIVE ENDOCRINOLOGIST: MORE AND MORE INSURANCE COMPANIES ARE EITHER DROPPING OR CUTTING BACK ON FERTILITY COVERAGE AND SO THERE'S PROBABLY A LOT OF PATIENTS WE WOULD SEE IF THEY COULD HAVE COVERAGE FOR INFERTILITY SERVICES, WE'D PROBABLY BE THREE TIMES AS BUSY AS WE ARE NOW.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=as we are now]

[TAKE FULL SCREEN PINNACLE] Insurance is a major issue, but another is age related, tomorrow we'll see why doctors say women of the 90's are having more trouble conceiving. Tonya Flory, News7, Health check. ))


































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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, Hoops and football fun from VMI, plus highlights from the Mountain Empire district girls tournament championsip tonight in Ft. Chiswell.
And the Hokies look to snap the Carrier Curse.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-World Wide Pants;:00]


But first, if you can hang on after the News tonight you're in for a treat as David Letterman welcomes Bills' quarterback Doug Flutie to the late Show.
But first lots of sports right after this short break.
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[go to break]

[S-Girls]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We begin in Ft. Chiswell, where the Mountain Empire district tournament champ was crowned last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Chiswell/Mt. Empire Final; :00]


Both teams, Galax and Ft. Chiswell, were focused in their huddles on trying to capture the championship trophy.
And this one would be a real nail biter as Danielle Moore feeds Sidney Sult with the hoop inside.
Then Moore would get her own chance to score as she uses the screen, and drills the three pointer for the Pioneers.


Galax's Lauren Lastinger fnially ends an 18-to-2 Pioneer run this a nice baseline drive, and suddenly things start to tighten up a bit.
The Maroon Tide would come all the way back and tie the game and take the lead thanks in part to Lexi Kuhn's three pointer.
Ft. Chiswell had a chance to tie with no time on the clock but the foul shot won't drop and Galax beats the regular season champs 45-to-44.
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[IN Q="We went to...]
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Both teams move on to the regionals next week. Ft. Chiswell's Kelly Reynolds was named the league's MVP last night.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=GIRLS]


In the Blue Ridge quarters last night Byrd, Salem and Alleghany all advanced.
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And in Northwest regional volleyball. RVD champ Franklin County whipped EC Glass 3-to-nothing. The Eagles play at home tomorrow night.


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Today is national signing day for high school basketball seniors. Glenvar all state performer Katrina Williams, who has become a big Tech fan of late, will sign with the Lady Hokies today.
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Steve Mason will have more on some of today's signings in this week's Hometown Hoops Weekly this evening on News 7 at 5 and 11.
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The VMI Keydets were in action last night at Cameron Hall in an exhibition game against a collection of old familar faces, known collectively as Team Prestige.
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The Keydets open their season on Saturday against Elon. But last night they got an eyeful of former UNC Wilmington star Mark Byington and former UVa tight end Walt Derey.
Hey Derey played football at UVa, but don't forget the man was a force inside at Northside taking the Vikes to the state tournament.
But VMI wanted this game to get its fast paced offense in gear, and it got that and more. Nick Richardson scores for the Keydets, but former Hokie Troy Mann beats VMI back in transition for the layin.
The Keydets did a good job of getting loose inside last night. Freshman Aaron Tromblay, who has a 6-10 brother who will also be at VMI next season, gets the board and the score.
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And Matt Matheny, the former Cave Spring bomber nails a three from the wing for three of his 19 and VMI beats Team Prestige 101-to-92.
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The VMI football program was back on the practice field today preparing for this weekend's season finale with the Citadel.
Head coach Ted Cain was fired last night and now athletic director Donny White has the challenge of finding a replacement who has the "Right Stuff."
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White played and coached at VMI but times have changed in the last 20 years.
This year VMI has been outscored 432 to 137 through 10 games.
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Your Hometown station has been getting a lot of calls concerning this weekend's college game on Saturday. Yes we will have the Tennessee Vols, the number 1 team in the nation hosting Arkansas in a three o'clock kickoff.
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[wipe to pinnacle 7503]
And you can catch the Steelers back in action this Sunday here on WDBJ as they try to avenge their loss to the Oilers from two weeks ago. That game gets underway at one.
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The Green Bay Packers anemic running game that has been hurt by the absence of Dorsey Levens got worse tonight.

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Travis Jervey, the fourth year pro from the Citadel, is now out for the season after breaking his left ankle last night against the Steelers.
Either Raymont Harris or Darick Holmes will take his place Sunday against the Giants.
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Still to come on this Tuesday night we'll check in with the Hokies as they get ready to invade Syracuse.
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And there is no doubt about it! The last time the Hokies won in the Carrier Dome it was a "Dooley" earned victory.
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The homefield advantage is always big in college football, and when it comes to the Tech-Syracuse rivalry it is huge.
Since the two teams joined the Big East, neither has been able to win on the other's turf.
Roy Stanley has more.
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((The last time the Hokies won in the carrer dome was 1986 and Bill Dooley was the teams head coach.
But Tech has had a week off to prepare for the game that could determine the Big East Champion. And the Two weeks ago Tech beat West Virginia, A team the Orangemen lost to last Saturday.)) ((FRANK BEAMER/VIRGINIA TECH HEAD COACH:)) ((LOREN JOHNSON/VIRGINIA TECH CORNERBACK:)) ((LORENZO FERGUSON/VIRGINIA TECH LINEBACKER:)) ((ROY STANDUP:))
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The Oakland A's Ben Grieve was named the american league's rookie of the year today.
Meanwhile, the Braves and Reds were trading places. The Reds send Bret Boone and pitcher Mike Remilnger to Atlanta
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for Michael Tucker, the talented outfield who played his college ball at Longwood.
Besides getting Tucker, the Reds also get talented starting pitcher Denny Neagle and a minor leaguer.
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