[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Heads]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Next on News 7-
We could see snow by morning. Robin Reed will have the full forecast.
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[VO-NAT]


New details on how a Danville woman was murdered over the weekend.
Well hear one Roanoke doctors song- it could be the next state song-
And sports fans at one area school form a new club tonight.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
[Open]
[SUPER=#4064; News 7 at Eleven Headline Banner]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]


[Toss-2-Robin]
[anchor=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[newscast=11]
[tape=none]
[graphic=Getting Ready (snow)]


People across the region are bracing for another round of snowy weather.
A winter storm warning is in effect for our entire viewing area - Robin Reed has the latest.



[WX1] [11:00pm] [Date 3/8/99] [CK/WXPRO]Weather Maps Climate Data Precipitation Data

[Toss back to anchor][School-Closings]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


As of yet there are no school closings or delays to report to you.
But you can tune in to News 7 Mornin' for the latest information --
(XXXXXXXXXXX)

[TAKE GFX PG FULL] And if you have internet access, you can get the very latest school announcements as they come in by checking out our home page at WDBJ-7-dot-com.




[Iowa-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Snow Plow]


While we could get snow later tonight-
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[VO-NAT 15:15:37]
[SUPER=03-Des Moines, IA]

the Midwest is already digging out for the latest blast of Winter.
It already snowed more than six inches and another six inches could fall there by morning.
The Iowa State Patrol is recommending people stay off the roads.
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[Danville-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-8 39:04]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


A Danville woman who was murdered in her home over the weekend was probably killed with a screwdriver or ice pick.


That's the finding of the medical examiner who completed an autopsy today on the body of Tammy Marie Blair.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]


Danville's Life Saving Crew found Blair in her home on Milton Avenue around 1:30 yesterday morning.
She had suffered a puncture wound to the chest.
Neighbors say she had lived there with her boyfriend for about nine months.
So far, police have not made any arrests in the case.
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[Sullivan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:34:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A preliminary hearing was held in Pulaski this morning for the woman accused of trying to hire an undercover police officer to commit murder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]


Peggy Jo Sullivan was arrested after she allegedly tried to hire the undercover officer to kill her former boyfriend.
The conversation took place in January in the parking lot of a Dublin fast food restaurant.
[SUPER=03-Dublin/January 19;]


That same night two homemade pipe bombs were found inside Sullivan's pickup truck.
Today's preliminary hearing was short.
Sullivan stipulated the evidence against her was sufficient so the judge merely forwarded the charge to a grand jury.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT (2:13:23)]
[IN Q=I think]

((DOUG SCHRODER/ ASSISTANT PULASKI CO. PROSECUTOR THINK THE COMMONWEALTH HAS A VERY STRONG CASE, DUE TO SOME GREAT WORK BY CAPTAIN WEBB AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE STATE POLICE. BETWEEN THE TWO ORGANIZATIONS THEY WERE ABLE TO RESOLVE A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION WITH NO ONE GETTING HURT.))
[SUPER=01-Doug Schroder/Assistant Pulaski Co. Prosecutor; :00]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=getting hurt.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sullivan is also accused of manufacturing the bombs as well as transporting them.
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[Big-Brothers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:45:56]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A policy that allows gay men and women to volunteer with the Big Brothers program is under fire again in Lynchburg.

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


Some businessmen and clergy there say children shouldn't be subjected to that kind of lifestyle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:32:21//10:53:36]
[IN Q=What they don't]

((JIM WOODALL/MINISTER: WHAT THEY DON'T NEED IS SOMEONE TRYING TO STEER THEM OR LEADING THEM IN A WAY THAT WOULD CAUSE SEXUAL CONFUSION.)) ((MIKE DALY/BIG BROTHERS DIRECTOR: IN CASE OF AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IDENTIFIES AS HOMOSEXUAL, THAT INFORMATION IS REFERRED TO THE PARENT AND IT'S THE PARENT THAT MAKES THE FINAL DECISION.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Woodall/Minister; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Daly/Big Brothers Director; :09]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=the final decision.]
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[VO-NAT]


Daly says the Lynchburg policy is the same as nearly every other Big Brothers program across the country.
He's hoping the controversy won't affect donations to this year's bowlathon, scheduled for this weekend.
That event raises about 35 percent of the organization's annual budget.
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[DiMaggio]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Joe Dimaggio]

[THERE IS AN ANCHOR TAG!]
Baseball lost a legand. American lost one of its greatest role models.
Joe DiMaggio died today after suffering lung cancer. Bobbi Harley looks back.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=The greatest]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/September, 1988; ]
[SUPER=01-Yogi Berra/Former Yankee Teammate;]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=unbeatable records.]

((THE GREATEST LIVING BALLPLAYER, MR. JOE DIMAGGIO HE WAS A BASEBALL MANAGER'S DREAM, BUT TO AMERICA HE WAS MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
HIS STYLE AND DIGNITY, BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD.. BROUGHT HIM THE RESPECT OF MILLIONS.. RAISING HIM TO A PLATEAU FEW BALLPLAYERS EVER REACH. YOGI BERRA, FORMER YANKEE TEAMMATE WE'RE MISSING A GREAT GUY, I THINK. I WAS VERY LUCKY TO ROOM NEXT TO HIM FOR FIVE YEARS AT YANKEE STADIUM. WE'RE GOING TO MISS HIM.
IN THE BRONX... TOURS OF THE STADIUM.. THE YANKEE CLIPPER HELPED MAKE FAMOUS.. WENT ON DESPITE THE SAD TURN OF EVENTS.
EMOTIONS RAN HIGH EVEN AMONG FANS WHO NEVER EVEN SAW JOLTIN JOE PLAY. HONESTLY I CRIED, I DID
DIMAGGIO'S LEGACY ENCOMPASSES MORE THAN BASEBALL, HIS CELEBRITY MARRIAGE TO MARILYN MONROE CAPTIVATED MANY WHO KNEW LITTLE OF HIS BASEBALL FAME. FANS OF THE GAME STILL MARVEL AT DIMAGGIO'S 56 GAME HITTING STREAK... THE LAST OF BASEBALL'S SO CALLED UNBEATABLE RECORDS.))
[Talent=Jean]
[graphic=hold]


Joe DiMaggio was 84.


[Speed-Patrol]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-60 26:08]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you remember the 17-hundred tickets written by Virginia State Police on Interstate 81 a week ago-- you're NOT alone.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.]


The eight hour crackdown will occur again.
But many motorists think it's ongoing.
For now, motorists are probably just seeing the normally-assigned local troopers do what they call "saturated" coverage of certain speeding trouble spots.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=We're not]

((LT. COL. GERALD MASSENGILL/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: WE'RE NOT OUT THERE JUST TO WRITE TICKETS. WRITING TICKETS MEANS NOTHING TO US. IT'S THE SAFE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO CREATE IS THE PARAMOUNT ISSUE AND CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT WE'RE AFTER .))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Col. Gerald Massengill/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=we're after.]
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[VO-NAT]


And they are getting that.
Troopers say drivers are slowing down after a major media blitz in the last two weeks.
But don't panic if you roll a little faster on the downhills.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Our troopers]

((OUR TROOPERS ARE ENCOURAGED VERY STRONGLY TO USE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF DISCRETION IN ENFORCING THE SPEED LIMIT LAWS. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO DRIVE EXACTLY 55 OR EXACTLY 65 AT ALL TIMES))
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=all times.]
[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=none]


State police say the next big crackdown will probably be on Interstate 95 between Richmond and Washington, near the end of this month.



[Football-Club]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-6 35:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


You may think it would be tough to find fans of a football team that hasn't had a winning season in decades.


But the Franklin County high school team has so MANY fans, they started their own club tonight -- the school's first ever booster club.
And as Tina Tenret reports, it could make all the difference.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=A former record-winning]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :20]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Fall; :36]
[SUPER=01-Chuck Edwards/Vice President; :47]
[SUPER=01-David Setliff/Football Player; 1:08]
[SUPER=01-Fox Edwards/Football Player; 1:15]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:26]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]


(( A former record-winning player for the Eagles kicked off the new Franklin County Football Club.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 19:04:33]
[IN Q=nat sot]
((NAT SOT KICK AND CATCH))
[RUNS= :02]


Immediately, the first members pledged their commitment and pulled out their checkbooks to pay the ten-dollar dues.
A total of about 25 people joined -- they threw out ideas ideas hard and fast.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:03:58]
[IN Q=You know]

((YOU KNOW JUST A KIND WORD AND A PAT ON THE BACK AND A COKE TO LET THEM KNOW THERE'S SOME SUPPORT.))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=SOME SUPPORT]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:04:49]
[IN Q=Have a mini-camp]

((HAVE A MINI-CAMP IN THE SUMMER, SHOW EM THE TECHNIQUES INSTEAD OF JUST LETTING EM RUN AND LIFT WEIGHTS AND STUFF.))
[RUNS= :08]
[OUT Q=AND STUFF]


Other ideas included T-shirts, picnics and more parental support to boost the team's pride.
The club elected its first leaders -- and heard coaching from the new vice-president.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:15:39]
[IN Q=I'd like to]

((CHUCK EDWARDS/VICE PRESIDENT: I'D LIKE TO EXTEND A CHALLENGE TO EACH AND EVERYONE IN HERE. I'M GOING TO OUTCHEER EACH AND EVERYONE IN HERE. YOU CAN'T OUTCHEER ME. I'M CHEERING THE KIDS. APPLAUSE))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=APPLAUSE]


Fans are already rising to that challenge.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:16:39]
[IN Q=GO EAGLES]

((go eagles!))
[RUNS= :02]
[OUT Q=go eagles]


All this support scored high points with team players.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:19:55]
[IN Q=We hear things]

((DAVID SETLIFF/FOOTBALL PLAYER: WE HEAR THINGS LIKE WE STINK AND STUFF IN THE SCHOOL. THIS RIGHT HERE WILL GIVE US ALL A LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT.))
[RUNS= :07]
[OUT Q=LITTLE ENCOURAGEMENT]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:23:35]
[IN Q=Does the team]

((DOES THE TEAM HAVE PRIDE NOW? YES IT HAS A LOT OF PRIDE. DO YOU THINK THIS COULD MAKE THE DIFFERENCE INA WINNING RECORD? YES I DO.))
[RUNS= :11]
[OUT Q=YES I DO]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:35:17]
[IN Q=The Franklin County]

((THE FRANKLIN COUNTY FOOTBALL CLUB'S NEXT MEETING IS APRIL 12TH. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY))
[RUNS= :06]
[OUT Q=FRANKLIN COUNTY]))



































[Tease1]


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

Later in the newscast -- you'll hear what could be the next State song. Stay with us and we'll hear the song and meet the local doctor who wrote the tune.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

And, all those sweepstakes entries you receive in the mail could end up in the trash for good. We'll tell you why. Stay with us.
(----------------)



[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="O-K....]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=....ON SPORTS."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the spports office clearing the roads for a little sports. The homecourt Magic disappears tonight for Orlando.
The Hornets have a new coach, the Hokies are looking to cram the Cassell full of fans on Saturday night, and where have you gone Joe Dimaggio? It seems like only yesterday you were at VMI.
All that more tonight on News 7 sports.))
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[Sweepstakes]


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


Most all of us receive sweepstakes entries in the mail-
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


But not everyone spends 20-thousand dollars buying magazine subscriptions hoping to win-
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


This man did- He's one of many who spoke at a hearing that may lead to a crackdown on sweepstakes companies.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 16:53:02]
[IN Q=You shouldn't]

((YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO USE MAGNIFYING GLASS TO READ THE FINE PRINT OR HAVE TO SEARCH TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO ENTERE A CONTEST TO MAKE A PURCHASE.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Susan Collins/(R) Maine;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=TO MAKE A PURCHASE.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Collins wants to force sweepstakes companies to alter their deceptive practices.
Her effort kicked off two days of hearings in Washington.
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[China-Nukes]


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


The Energy Departmnt has fired a computer scientist suspected of passing nuclear missile technology to China in the 1980's.
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[vo-nat]
The Chinese-American scientist, (Wanne ho Lee) worked at a lab in New Mexico- a key facility for nuclear weapons development.
The man has not been arrested or charged, but he is a suspect.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 20:27:24]
[IN Q=We dismissed]

((BILL RICHARDSON/ENERGY SECRETARY: WE DISMISSED AN EMPLOYEE WHO WAS NOT FOLLOWING PROPER SECURITY PROCEEDINGS.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Richardson/Energy Secretary]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=security proceedings..]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Investigators say Lee may have helped China steal vital nuclear weapons secrets... including design plans for America's sophisticated nuclear warhead: the W-88.
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[Earley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-1 58:35]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Earley]


Virginia's Attorney General now has a "branch office" in Roanoke.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Attorney General Mark Earley was on hand for the official dedication of the new office at Campbell and First Street, Southwest.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:40:20]
[IN Q=We'll be handling]

((WE'LL BE HANDLING LEGAL CASES OUT OF THIS OFFICE, WORKMANS COMPENSATION CASES, CASES BEFORE THE VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION AS WELL AS OTHER NEGLIGENCE AND TORT CASES, SOME HABITUAL OFFENDER CASES. BUT THIS OFFICE ALSO PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY WITH CONSUMER FRAUD COMPLAINTS, TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THOSE COMPLAINTS HERE.))
[SUPER=@earley]
[RUNS=19]
[OUT Q=those complaints here.]
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[VO-NAT]


Earley dismissed any suggestion that the office looks like an Earley-for-Governor campaign headquarters, saying it was Jim Gilmore's idea to establish an office in Roanoke, when GILMORE was Attorney General... it just took a while to get it done.
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[Kandis-Joyce]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:03:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


She lost her battle against leukemia, but she inspired others to become bone marrow donors.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Last Month;]


9-year old Kandis Joyce of Martinsville died Friday at Duke University Medical Center, where she was being treated for leukemia.
She had recently undergone an experimental cord blood transplant because a perfect bone marrow match could not be found.
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/February 11;]


Her story rallied people in Martinsville to organize a bone marrow typing drive last month to help find a match for Kandis.
Hundreds of people had their blood tested and their names listed on a national bone marrow registry.
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[Pain-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:17:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


"No fears, no tears" -- 13 years later, is part two of a story of seven children with cancer who mastered how to deal with the pain of medical treatment.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; ]

Now the producer of the documentary is teaching health care providers in Roanoke new techniques to ease the pain. Doctor Leora Kuttner is also debunking myths about using heavy narcotics on children.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT ub 12 20 19]
[IN Q=Children need]

((DR. LEORA KUTTNER/PEDIATRIC CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: CHILDREN NEED TO HAVE STRONG EFFECTIVE PAIN MEDICATION AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE FOR SEVERE PAIN, OTHERWISE IT IMPEDES THEIR CAPACITY TO RECOVER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Leora Kuttner/Pediatric Clinical Psychologist; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to recover]
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[VO-NAT]


Doctor Kuttner also trained the pediatric staff on mind over matter techniques and breathing exercises to lower the pain children suffer during treatments like chemotherapy.
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[Tease2]


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

When News 7 at 11 returns - it's music to his ears -
(/////SOT//////)
[SOT NAT SOUND]
[IN-Q=Kids singing]
[Out-Q=Kids singing]
[Runs=:05]
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[VO-NAT]


A Roanoke man's tune is up for the new state song of Virginia.
Tonight, school children bring it to life on stage.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-8 6 7/7 2 3 1/10 13 17 19 22]
NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
8-6-7

(eight, six, seven)


Pick 4:
7-2-3-1

(seven, two, three, one)


Cash 5:
10-13-17-19-22

(ten, thirteen, seventeen, nineteen, twenty-two)



[State-Song]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=99-7 34:52]
[GRAPHIC=State Song]


A Roanoke Doctor's entry in the Virginia State Song competition got a test run at a school music show tonight.


Eric Earnhart has more.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=At the Music]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Priddy/Songwriter; :35]
[SUPER=01-Grace Priddy/Performer; :52]
[SUPER=@Eric1; 1:07]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=EE, News 7]


((At the Music in Our Schools celebration, there were many old favorites, and one VERY new one... Doctor John Priddy's composition was one of the highlights.
03:11:42 [RUNS22]
((natsot song))



[SOT 03:17:37]
[IN Q=I was very ]

(( DR. JOHN PRIDDY/SONGWRITER; I WAS VERY PLEASED, I WAS VERY PROUD OF ALL THE CHILDREN, ITS REALLY HEARTENING TO HEAR 80-SOME CHILDREN SING SOMETHING THAT I'VE WRITTEN. )) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=that I've written]



It's easy to learn, the music teacher says... important for a state song... also important, you don't get tired of it, says Dr. Priddy's daughter Grace... even after hearing it over and over and over...

[SOT 03:18:38 ]
[IN Q= I love it, it's great]

((GRACE PRIDDY/PERFORMER; I LOVE IT, IT'S GREAT. WHAT DO THE WORDS MEAN TO YOU? IT'S LIKE VIRGINIA, IT'S WHAT IT MEANS TO ME.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=means to me]



You can hear the complete version, and the rest of the competition on the State Song Website.
[standup 03:19:59] How far can this song go? We should know by the end of the month when the ten finalists are announced. In Roanoke County, Eric Earnhart, News 7))
[ANCHOR=Jean]

[WEB WATCH GRAPHIC FULL SCREEN]
You can find a link to the State Song website on the News 7 Webwatch page.

[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=X5001][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=]


NBA highlights tonight as the Sixers stumbled and the Magic leaves Orlando. We'll have the latest buzz from teh Hornets, the VHSL final four lineup and a does of NCAA March Madness.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Lexington/April 1988; :00]


But first, the passing of Joe Dimaggio today brought back some memories for many in the region dating back to April of 1988.
That's when the Yankee Clipper arrived on post to dedicate VMI's new baseball diamond.
At took time to pose for pictures with the team and give a short talk, but only after a good bit of coaxing. Throuhout his life Mr. Coffee did things on his own terms. His trip to VMI was no different. Mr. Dimaggio was 84..
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[WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5028;]
[SUPER=0096-/Philadelphia/89/j/Miami/91///j/Atlanta/114//Orlando/110///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0096-/Washington/71/j/Detroit/75////Chicago/76/j/Milwaukee/81///;]
[SUPER=X5031;]
[SUPER=0103-/Buffalo/1/j/Carolina/4////Toronto/2/j/N.Y. Rangers/3///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0103-j/Florida/5//Montreal/2////Tampa Bay/3/j/Ottawa/9///;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....LAST SCORE."]
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[S-Sixers]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


We begin with George Lynch and the Seventy Sixers who for the first time this season have now lost three games in a row.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL/Sixers vs. Heat;:00]


Last night Lynch, Allen Iverson and the gang were in Miami looking to take out the Heat.
And when Iverson turned the turnover into a layin high off the glass the Sixers were confortably in front in the third.
In fact, the Sixers were still loking good when Lynch swatted down this P.J. Brown dunk attempt in traffic in the closing minutes.
[super=32-Philadelphia/89/Miami/91;]


But with time running out the Heat stole the win as Dan Marjerle puts back Tim Hardaway's miss. Miami wins 91-to-89
(------------)



[S-Magic]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-38]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


Elsewhere last night in the East, the Orlando Magic was back home in the O-Rena looking to extend its current home winning streak to 11-and-0.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/Sunshine Network;:00]


The Hawks were in town but Nick Anderson was on the money for the Magic as he dropped in a season high 34 points.
But the Hawks would take control in the closing minutes and thanks in part to Steve Smith's hoop inside off the feed they win 114-to-110.
In one other note from this game, watch Anderson get puched out of bounds on
[super=32-Atlanta/114/Orlando/110;]

this break. He tries to hurdle the cameramen, but accidentally knees one man right in the head.
He was OK - but again the Magic lose by 4.
(------------)



[S-Hornets]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-41]
[graphic=hornets]


The Charlotte Hornets have been falling apart before the season started and today they attempted to pick up the pieces from their most recent fallout.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fort Mill, SC; :00]


This afternoon Paul Silas took over the 4-and-11 team after head coach Dave Cowens quit yesterday.
Silas has head coaching experience with the old San Diego Clippers from 1980 to 1983.
He admits there isn't much he can do to right this sinking ship.
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Ironically, Silas will begin his tenure tomorrow night against his old team - the Boston Celtics.
Also, one of the big rumors making the rounds in Charlotte these days is that Dean Smith and Michael Jordan may be planning to buy the Hornets from George Shinn.


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Four area teams are still alive and kicking as the countdown to this week's Final Four at the Norfolk Scope continues in the Virginia High School League.
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In the Group Three-A boy's ranks GW Danville will try to successfully defend its crown as it hooks up with Grant Hill's alma mater South Lakes in the semifinals Thursday night at seven.
The Cave Spring girls play in the semi-finals as well on Thursday at three against West Springfield.
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Then on Friday night in the Group Two-A semi-finals Salem battles talented Caroline County in a seven o'clock tip.

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And Friday afternoon in the Group A semi-finals, Glenvar will be in action against Woodstock Central in a game that gets started at one. Highlights of all these games right here on WDBJ-7.
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And Thursday afternoon you should be able to see the Winthrop-Auburn game here on Your Hometown station, although right now the broadcast schedule of first round games for later this week is still being finalized.
I can tell you that the action will begin Thursday at Noon right here with the Valparaiso Maryland game at Noon.
Thursday night the day long action will wrapup with the Weber State- North Carolina game.
And on Friday look for the Florida A&M-Duke battle at 7:30.

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Still to come tonight, the Virginia Tech women's team is fired up hosting part of the NCAA regionals this coming weekend
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and they know a sellout crowd is a real possibility on Saturday night.
We'll hear from some key members of the team right after this break.
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In case you haven't noticed, March Madness is hitting close to home this year. The N-C-Double-A Tournament visits Blacksburg this weekend when the Lady Hokies play host to a first round sectional in the East Region.
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Virginia Tech found out Sunday it would be facing the Saint Peter's Peahens.
The Lady Hokies are 26 and 2 but it wasn't just their record that brought the dance to Blacksburg.
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Tech set records in attendance this season at home and often brought a large number of fans with them to away games.
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Tech plays St Peters at 6-30 in Cassell Coliseum. That game is followed by the Auburn-Texas match up at nine Saturday night.
The UVa women and Liberty women also made the big dance. The Cavs will play Friday night against Penn State in Ruston, Louisiana while the Flames play in Athens, Georgia on Saturday night at eight.

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And finally, the WCW was up north in Massachusetts and surprisingly the main event
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featured the Nature Boy Ric Flair taking on Goldberg!
The two former world champs traded blows for over 10 minutes.
Finally it appeared that Goldberg had the match won.
But Jean guess What?? The NWO cheated again.
They jumped in the ring and no one was declared a winner.
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What would make hundreds of people get up at daybreak, trek out in the snow, and brave bitter cold temperatures?
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It took just fourteen seconds to demolish the Midtown Plaza in Syracuse, New York. But the demolition also carried a hefty price tag - this one cost three million dollars.
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