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[XGR-Falwell]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-8 29:15]
[GRAPHIC=State Capitol]


Sometimes lawmakers don't know what they're voting on in Richmond.
[graphic=Jerry Falwell]


Case in point: a bill that condemned Lynchburg Baptist leader Jerry Falwell almost made it to the Governor.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The bill praised Bishop Walter Sullivan of the Catholic Archdiocese of Richmond.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]


But it praised him for blasting Reverend Jerry Falwell for saying that the Antichrist will be a Jewish male.
The resolution reads in part: "WHEREAS, Bishop Sullivan, in characterizing these remarks as "outrageous" and "reprehensible," called them "an absolute offense to our Jewish sisters and brothers"...
A Charlottesville Democrat wrote the resolution.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=I have]

((DEL. MITCH VAN YAHRES/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: I THINK WHAT IT DID WAS COMMEND-- I TRIED TO PUT IT ON A POSITIVE BASIS, NOT USE NAMES, NOR PLACES. SO THEREFORE IT WAS TAKEN AS KIND OF A GENERAL STATEMENT THAT BISHOP SULLIVAN SHOULD BE COMMENDED FOR TRYING TO PUT THINGS BACK TOGETHER AGAIN AFTER STATEMENTS HAD BEEN MADE.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Mitch Van Yahres/(D) Charlottesville;]
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[OUT Q=been made.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The resolution was approved two weeks ago by members of the House.
But Lynchburg's two Republican delegates clearly saw the resolution for the first time when we showed it to them.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Reverend Falwell]

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: REVEREND FALWELL HAS SAID IN RECENT WEEKS THAT HE PROBABLY MADE A MISTAKE IN THE UTTERANCES HE MADE. AND I THINK OTHERS HAVE WELCOMED HIS APOLOGY, AND I THINK WE SHOULD JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT.))
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[OUT Q=it at that.]
[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=State Capitol]


Lynchburg Republican Senator Steve Newman admits he actually signed on as a CO-SPONSOR of the bill.
Newman says he just didn't read it first.

[Hunting-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-11 5:37]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Teens who hunt after school bagged a victory in the Virginia statehouse today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Botetourt's state Senator amended a bill to allow licensed hunters to keep unloaded rifles or shotguns in their cars -- even while parked on school property.
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[SOT 13:12:43]
[IN Q=I have]

((I HAVE IN FACT LEARNED THAT THOSE AREAS OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF MY DISTRICT ARE FAR MORE COMPLICATED THAN I EVER THOUGHT THEY MIGHT BE. ... LOOK AT MY WORLD.))
[SUPER=@Trumbo;]
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[OUT Q=my world.]
[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=hold]


The bill's three opponents in the Senate are from urban areas where hunting is uncommon-- but gun violence is.
The bill now faces the House again.



[School-Hostage]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An eighth grader holding a principal hostage has given up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Maryville, TN]


The trouble started at Montvale Elementary school in Maryville Tennessee- this afternoon.
The principal apparently tried to discipline a boy about carrying a weapon to school-
Today's situation left parents scared.
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[SOT 20:05:22]
[IN Q=It's something]

((IT'S SOMETHING YOU THINK MIGHT HAPPEN BUT NOT SOMETHING YOU EXPECT I GUESS.))
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[OUT Q=expect I guess.]
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[VO-NAT]


The school is 20 miles south of Knoxille- no one was hurt.
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[County-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County Schools]


Roanoke County is moving forward with plans for a new south county high school at Woods End.
But even as some longstanding questions are being answered, Joe Dashiell reports new ones are stirring debate.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=For many of the county residents]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Wayne Moore/Roanoke Co. Resident; :38]
[SUPER=01-Michele Morgan/Roanoke Co. Resident; :43]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((For many of the County residents at the community meeting, it was their first look at detailed site plans.
The School Board has requested a special use permit to build the new south county high school on the Woods End property... but many issues remain including traffic... and the location of buildings and ball fields.
[SOT 09:55:44]
[IN Q=Obviously, Pleasant Hill Drive]

((OBVIOUSLY, PLEASANT HILL DRIVE ACCESSIBLE FROM 419 DOWN 221, VERY DIRECT ROUTES. THAT WAS A DRIVING FORCE IN LOOKING AT THAT.))
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[OUT Q=looking at that.]


For neighbors of the Woods End property, the project still holds many unanswered questions... but other county residents are hopeful those details will not delay construction any longer.
[SOT]
[IN Q=I think that south county]

((I THINK THAT SOUTH COUNTY IS DUE SOME SCHOOLS AND I HOPE WE CAN MOVE ALONG.)) ((MICHELE MORGAN: IF MY CHILDREN GET TO SEE IT, I'LL BE LUCKY AND I DON'T REALLY THINK THEY WILL.))
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[OUT Q=really think they will.]


County residents will have more opportunities to express their opinions, when the planning commission meets next week, and when the Supervisors consider the issue again at the end of March.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))

[Danville-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-4 47:55]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


A Danville woman is dead after a single car crash tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


Police say Mary Dill Scearce's (scarce) Oldsmobile ran off of North Main Street around 6-30 this evening.
The car crossed a sidewalk and struck a utility pole head-on.
Scearce was transported to a nearby hospital, where she died.
Police are still investigating what caused the wreck.
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-14 1:57 ]
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An accident on Interstate 81 has left one trucker in the emergency room, the other recovering from surgery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Police say one tractor trailer was traveling too SLOWLY -- about 35 miles per hour -- with its hazard lights on.

Witnesses say a second truck came up from behind, weaving and going about 60 miles an hour before it slammed into the first truck.
Both drivers are from out of town.
Police have been patrolling Interstate 81 more heavily recently.
In fact, both these trucks passed at least two troopers within five miles of the crash.
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[Ind-Counsel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
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It's a law that made Kenneth Starr a household name- but the independent counsel law may be facing a major overhaul.
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[VO-NAT 14:51:33 Wed feed ]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


Senators are questioning whether the law is needed at all.
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[SOT 15:04:13 Tuesdays feed]
[IN Q=The independent]

((SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL/R-KENTUCKY: THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL LAW HAS BROUGHT DOWN VERY FEW HIGH LEVEL OFFICIALS.)) [BUTT TO 15:04:35] ((SEN. CHRISTOPHER DODD/D-CONNECTICUT: DESPITE THE NOBLE INTENTION TO SORT OF DEPOLITICIZE THE PROCESS, IT SEEMS TO HAVE DONE JUST THE OPPOSITE.))
[Super=01-Sen. Mitch McConnell/(R) Kentucky; 00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Christopher Dodd/(D) Connecticut; ]
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[OUT Q=JUST THE OPPOSITE.]
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[VO-NAT]


But not all are ready to get abandon the law.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=14:52:13]

((SEN. SUSAN COLLINS/R-MARYLAND: FOR ATTORNEYS GENERAL WILL ALWAYS HAVE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST WHETHER PERCEIVED OR ACTUAL WHILE INVESTIGATING HIS OR HER BOSS, THE PRESIDENT, THE VICE PRESIDENT AS WELL AS COLLEAGUES IN THE CABINET.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Susan Collins/(R) Maryland;]
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[OUT Q=IN THE CABINET.]
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[Talent=Jean]
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The statute is set to expire June 30th.
The senate is examining whether the bill should be reworked or simply allowed to die.


[Soering]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-1 45:00]
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One of the jurors in the murder trial of Jens Soering has said he would not have voted to convict the former honor student from Germany if it hadn't been for the bloody footprints found at the crime scene.
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[V/O-NAT SOT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford/June 1990]


Though the prosecution made it look like the prints matched Soering's feet, the impressions left in the victim's blood could also have belonged to Elizabeth Haysom.
Soering claimed he confessed to killing her parents in order to keep her from going to the electric chair, when in fact SHE killed them.
In a 41-page opinion released today, Federal Judge Jackson Kiser dismissed Soering's appeal for a new trial.

Kiser says a particular juror's view on the evidence is irrelevant.
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[Dragging-Death]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
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The jury in the trial of John William King will begin tomorrow deciding his sentence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jasper, TX]


Whether King lives or dies is now up to the twelve member jury that found him guilty of murder.
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[SOT 20:04:05]
[IN Q=Today was the death]

((GUY JAMES GRAY/PROSECUTOR: TODAY WAS THE DEATH PENALTY DAY. PEOPLE ARGUING BACK AND FORTH FELT LIKE IT WAS A PRETTY GOOD DAY FOR US.)) ((SONNY CRIBB/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THE ALTERNATIVE IS PRETTY; GRIM I HOPE THAT I CAN TALK HIM INTO GIVING HIM LIFE BUT I HAVE SOME MIXED EMOTIONS ABOUT THAT . NOT THAT I BELIEVE IN THE DEATH PENALTY, BUT THAT'S NOT MUCH OF A FUTURE FOR A 23 YEAR OLD KID IS IT?))
[SUPER=01-Guy James Gray/Prosecutor; 00]
[Super=01-Sonny Cribbs/Defense Attorney; 09]
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[OUT Q=old kid is it?]
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[VO-NAT]


It was just yesterday that the jury found King guilty in the dragging death of a black man.
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[Closings]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


Cold temperatures are keeping some roads in bad condition, so some schools are again changing their schedules tomorrow.
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[TAKE SCHOOLWATCH] The Carlilse School is delayed two hours.
Carroll County Schools are CLOSED Thursday.
Schools will open TWO HOURS LATE in Henry County.
Also opening TWO HOURS LATE will be schools in the city of Martinsville and Patrick County.
Buses will be on SNOW ROUTES in the BLUE RIDGE area of Patrick County.
Schools in Smyth County will open ONE HOUR LATE tomorrow.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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


Coming up later on News 7 at 11,
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[VO-NAT]

he used to lead the local chapter of the N-double-A-C-P.
Now he says the current president is costing the organization its credibility.
Not everyone agrees.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#=Sports-Preview]
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[OUT Q=....few minutes."]

((Welcome folks to your Wednesday night, this is Mike Stevens with your post Grammy highlights.
Tall people were shooting hoop and enjoying themselves at a banquet tonight at the Salem Civic Center.
The Express put the Blizzard in the deep freeze tonight at the Roundhouse.
Aerosmith was not at the game.
The Big South passed out some awards today, Madonna was not freshman of the year.
Shania Twain did win best dressed. McGwire and the News 7 sports stuff coming up in a few minutes.))
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[Hall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-83 56:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Aides for Governor Jim Gilmore say he will sign into law a measure passed yesterday that requires school officials to tell parents if their children are potentially suicidal.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


The so-called "Lisa Renee" law was named for Lisa Renee Hall, who killed herself in 1995 after telling friends she was feeling suicidal.
Hall's friends later relayed their concerns to a school counselor.
Last week, Hall's parents dropped a lawsuit which blamed the Bedford County school system for her death.
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[SOT 11:51:18]
[IN Q=In the beginning]

((KAREN HALL/MOTHER: IN THE BEGINNING IT WAS ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG.. IT WAS RIGHT AND WRONG, BUT THIS WAS TO GET US A SENSE OF JUSTICE, SO ANOTHER FAMILY WON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT WE'VE BEEN THROUGH, SO ANOTHER LITTLE CHILD WON'T HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT LISA WENT THROUGH.))
[SUPER=01-Karen Hall/Mother; :00]
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[OUT Q=Lisa went through.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill had the support of guidance counselors from across the state.
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[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex More Layoffs]


Another Tultex sewing plant is shutting down.
The Martinsville based company is closing a North Carolina facility.
145 people will lose their jobs Friday.
After the layoff, 85 percent of the sewing work done for Tultex will be done in Mexico.
Tultex still operates three sewing facilities in Virginia.
The company said, right now, it's not planning any more layoffs.

[Going-South]

[Mexico-M]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-77 1:59:51]
[GRAPHIC=Going South]


So what's in store for workers like those at Tultex who've lost their jobs?
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[VO-NAT]

[classes tape]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It's a long road back for the people who lost jobs in previous layoffs when apparel factories closed.
Some had sewn clothes for their entire careers and aren't sure what they'll do next.
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[SOT classes tape 1:49:36]
[IN Q=I'M QUALIFIED]

((BETTY SHELTON: I'M QUALIFIED FOR A SEWING MACHINE. NOW WHY WOULD I WANT TO GO TO ANOTHER SEWING FACTORY WHEN THEY ARE JUST BEING SNATCHED AWAY EACH DAY?))
[SUPER=01-Betty Shelton/Former Apparel Worker;]
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[OUT Q=EACH DAY]
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[VO-NAT]

[mexico video?]
Many are mad about government trade policies that make it easy for companies to have clothes sewn by Mexican workers.

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[SOT union tape -- 30:21]
[IN Q=maybe it's not]

((PAT HAMMOCK/UNITE UNION: MAYBE IT'S NOT THAT I RESENT THEM. BUT AT THE SAME TURN PEOPLE HERE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE TO HAVE A JOB AND MAKE MONEY, TOO.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Hammock/UNITE Union;]
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[OUT Q=make money, too]
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[take still store - tomorrow]
Tomorrow, what happens in America after the jobs go to Mexico?
Our report, Going South, continues on News-7 at six.




[DuPont]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-76 1:58:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Hundreds of textile workers in Martinsville lost their jobs when the DuPont plant closed eight months ago.
Now, one new industry has plans to move into part of the old DuPont site, and more could be on the way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville;]


Old Dominion Lumber Company will take over the old DuPont maintenance buildings and the land around them.
Lumber will be dried here and then sold to furniture companies in Virginia and abroad.
The owner, who plans to hire about 25 people, says moving into the DuPont facility is saving his company a lot of money.
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[SOT 2:18:01-09]
[IN Q=The existing site saves]

((ED BRAMMER/OLD DOMINION LUMBER: THE EXISTING SITE SAVES US 700-THOUSAND TO A MILLION DOLLARS BY HAVING THE PAVED ROADS, THE BUILDINGS, THE RAIL ACCESS, WATER, SEWER AND STEAM SUPPLY.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Brammer/Old Dominion Lumber;]
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[OUT Q=sewer and steam supply.]
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[VO-NAT]


DuPont plans to demolish 500-square feet of nylon-making facility to create space for other industries to build here.
DuPont itself still employs about 70- people in Martinsvillle to make machine parts and to maintain the warehouses.


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[Tease2]


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


Still to come on News 7 at 11...
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[VO-NAT]

the performers... the winners... and the losers.
A Grammy wrap-up, later in the newscast.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=137-6 8 0/6 7 5 1/9 22 24 31 34/7 25 32 33 36 39/2 1 9 7 2 7]



[NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:34:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]

An admitted mistake by the president of Roanoke's NAACP has sparked turmoil between two past leaders of the organization.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Thursday;]

Last week, before a senate committee, Martin Jeffrey accused Community Hospital of denying treatment to Medicaid patients.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Reverend Charles Green says no one within the organization was told of the Carilion situation. And he says it's another example of Jeffrey costing the group credibility.
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[SOT=02:06:00]
[IN Q=I HAVE NOTHING]

((REV. CHARLES GREEN/PAST-PRESIDENT; I HAVE NOTHING PERSONAL AGAINST HIM, BUT THE WAY HE RUNS THE ORGANIZATION, I DON'T APPRECIATE IT AT ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Charles Green/Past President;]
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[OUT Q=IT AT ALL.]
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[VO-NAT]

But another former-president says Jeffrey needs support and guidance, not criticism.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=A LOT OF THINGS]

((REV. CARL TINSLEY/FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT; A LOT OF THINGS I DID AS PRESIDENT, WHEN PEOPLE BRING CONCERNS TO YOU.....GET A LITTLE BACKGROUND BEFORE YOU DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Rev. Carl Tinsley/First Vice-President;]
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[OUT Q=BEFORE YOU DO THAT.]
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[VO-NAT]

The NAACP's state director confirmed that a local branch president has the authority to address concerns PRIOR to discussing them with branch members. Jeffrey declined to comment on the issue.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA; :00]


The Lakers were busy boys last night. They not only signed Dennis Rodman to a one year contract prorated at $500 thousand for the season.
Then the team turned around and fired head coach Del Harris.
The Lakers were off to a miserable 6 & 6 start.
Look for Kurt Rambis or Larry Drew to coach the rest of the season.
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(BYE BYE)



[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=Region three]


Over at the Salem Civic Center last night, The Salem Spartans advanced with a 59 to 45 win over Tunstall in the quarter-finals of the Group Two A region three tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Salem vs Tunstall; :]


This game was originally scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed by the snow. Tunstall would control the first quarter of the game Joshua Cobbs pulls up on the run and hits the jumper and the Trojans led the Spartans by three.


But Salem's Adam Rutledge would take control of the game in the second quarter this three pointer the Spartans had their first lead at 12 to 9.
[SUPER=33-Salem/59/Tunstall/45/;]


Rutledge would then come up with this steal as the Spartans put together a 10 to nothing run to win it 59 to 45.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=region 4]


In Region 4 tonight, Patrick County beat up Lebanon 67-to-56 to move on to the semi-finals.


[S-Hoops]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-41 1032tc]
[GRAPHIC=hometown hoops weekly]


Salem is just one of several former state champs still alive this postseason.
Tonight Steve Mason introduces us to the best team you may not have heard of this year in this week's installment of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :05]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :20]
[SUPER=01-K.C. Gilbert/Eagles Forward; :39]
[SUPER=01-Josh Foster/Eagles Guard; :48]
[SUPER=01-Terry Powell/Eagles Head Coach; 1:02]
[SUPER=03-Salem/ODAC Championship; 1:15]
[SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Hampden-Sydney Head Coach; 1:31]
[SUPER=01-Kevin Garst/Deans List Student; 1:36]
[RUNS=1:59]
[OUT Q=...see ya next time"]
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((The 23 and OH Eagles are flying high thanks to Josh Foster's athletism. But the star has a solid supporting cast. K.C. Gilbert has scored 62 points in RVC's last two games. All pistons are firing just before Thusday night's VIC tournament tip off as this team shoots for a state championship. ((:)) ((:)) On defense the eagles have grounded the opposition and credit goes to not only Terry Powell , but Mike Krzyewski and his man to man Blue devil system. ((:)) Former Salem standout Kevin Garst's final high school district and college conference games were played on the Salem Civic Center floor, although Hampden Sydney could face Randolph Macon again in the NCAA tourney. The senior was a key part of three straight ODAC titles for the Tigers and has could possibly be Sydney's best defender ever. ((:)) ((:))
Parry McCluer's Region C quarterfinal win over John Battle marked Nelson Fox's 300th career win.))

[S-South]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-26]
[GRAPHIC=BIG SOUTH]


The Big South conference passed out its postseason honors last night in beautiful suburban Asheville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]


Winthrop first year coach Gregg Marshall, who led the Eagles to the biggest turnaround in division one this year was named the conference's coach of the year. Marshall is a 1981 Cave Spring graduate.
Radford's Leslie Ballard, the senior from DC who topped the 1000 career point mark this past Saturday earned first team honors.
RU's Andy Savtchenko and Correy Watkins were honored by being named to the all-rookie team.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; ]


On the women's side, Liberty's Elena Kisseleva was named the conference's player of the year. Liberty won the regular season title.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=big south]


Kissekeva and teammate Sarah Wilkerson made first team all-Big South along with Radford's Lori Mitchell.

[S-ODAC]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-39]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC Logo]


The Ladies of the ODAC are getting ready for their tournament that opens at the Salem Civic Center today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :]


The 8 teams in the tournament got together for a banquet last night. Randolph-Macon head coach Carroll LaHaye was named coach of the year and Tara Carleton of Macon Woman's college was chosen player of the year.
Macon won the regular season championship with a 19 and 1 conference record and Roanoke was second at 17 and 3.

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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio...]
[SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=...ncaa also."]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


Virginia Tech head coach Bonnie Henrickson was the quest speaker. Henrickson and the Lady Hokies leave Roanoke this afternoon for Philadelphia and the Atlantic 10 tournament.
The Lady Hokies play on Saturday.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=odac]


Roanoke native Aimee Beightol made first team all-ODAC while her siser Allison was second team along with Roanoke College's Cheryl Rhodes and Carrie McConnell.
W&L's Jessica Mentz is the freshman of the year. The tourney opens at 12:30 this afternoon.


[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Still to come tonight some Express highlights from the Roundhouse.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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The Express picked up its second win in as many nights this evening by blitzing the Huntington Blizzard 6-to-nothing.
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The Blizzard came onto the ice through the new John Brophy Memorial tunnel, and then fell flat on their collective face.
J.F. Tremblay is one six different Express players to score last night as he gets out on the break and nets the wrist shot to make it 6-to-nothing.
Dave Gagnon gothis 17th win of the season in net, as he turned away 26 shots last night to get the shutout.
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The fight was much closer than the game. But the Express gets the unanimous decision winning 6-to-nothing.
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Hip Hop's Lauryn Hill took Album of the year at tonight's Grammy's.
And she wasn't the only woman taking center stage.
Manuel Gallegus has more.
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(((NATS) It was a new location and a new attitude as the Grammys moved from New York to Los Angeles. In what's been called the Year of the Woman
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Rosie O'Donnell "Who doesn't like womenTinky Winky" 8:26 Madonna led off a parade of female nominees with award for Best Pop Album.
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"This is a surprise! I am honored."
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With more than a dozen live performances, the Grammys were as much an awards show as a variety show. With Aerosmith, (20:21)
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Celine Dion
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and hip-hop sensation Lauryn Hill performing live.
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But it was the awards the artists and viewers came to see. And 23 year old Lauryn Hill and her acclaimed album "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill" took some of the top honors. She took home best rhythm and blues album best R&B song and best R&B performance.
Other winners included the Titanic theme "My Heart Will Go On" for Song of the Year. Best Country Album went to the Dixie Chicks for Wide Open Spaces.
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21:05:00 and "Angst-ress" Alanis Morissette took home best female rock vocal 21:17:00


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