[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

A settlement in the case of a Roanoke County policeman forced to resign for pepper spraying a 77-year old woman
.
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[VO-NAT]


Also on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight: it looks like an equestrian version of "Simon Says."
Dave See doesn't even have to say it- -he uses body language.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tonight on the Big 7, the Tech women are ready for St. Pete - Bobby Labonte wins the pole for the Cracker Barrel 500.
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[VO-NAT]


And Glenvar works overtime and beats Woodstock Central at the buzzer in the state semi-finals at the Scope.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Saturday looks lovely, Sunday just depends on your perspective. We see rain and snow in the forecast.
[open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Mike1;]
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[Metcalf]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#98-82 1:22:33]
[GRAPHIC=Metcalf Case Settled]


Roanoke County and the Police officer who was fired following a pepper spray incident last fall have reached a settlement.
Russell Metcalf is resigning from the police force, instead of being terminated.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Joe -- Microwave]


Joe Dashiell reports tonight from the Roanoke County Police Department with more on the settlement, and reaction from all sides.
[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


Keith, Russell Metcalf fought his termination and filed a county grievance.
We were half- way through that process when the settlement was announced.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Metcalf had already spent one day]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./February 25; :00]
[SUPER=04-November 12; :16]
[SUPER=04-Today; :28]
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[OUT Q=obstruction of a police officer.]


((Metcalf had already spent one day with the grievance panel, and he was preparing to present his side of the story.
Terms of the agreement are confidential, but the officer's resignation is effective from November 18th, the date of his termination.
Metcalf was dismissed for using pepper spray during a routine traffic stop, the confrontation with 77- year- old Goldie Akers that made headlines in November... but Metcalf's attorney was prepared to argue the officer's actions were in line with his training and department policies.
Meanwhile Akers says she is glad that Metcalf is no longer on the force, but says she is still suffering from a painful shoulder injury, and is anxious about the charges she still faces, including reckless driving and obstruction of a police officer.))
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]


We weren't able to reach Russell Metcalf today, but attorney Gary Lumsden says he's satisfied with the agreement.
Roanoke County's spokesperson Anne Marie Green says the citizens' interests have been served because Metcalf is no longer on the police force.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Joe - Microwave]


Keith this isn't the end of the story. Akers still faces charges... and her attorney says she is still considering the possibility of her own lawsuit.



[Severed-Head]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-78 1:38:20]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


Richmond Police say they've been swamped with calls from national media-- but they are NOT ready to label last week's decapitation murder a hate crime.
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[VO-NAT]


Eddie Northington's severed head was found displayed on
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Week; :04]

a footbridge in a city park.
His body was discovered almost a mile down the James River near downtown Richmond.
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[SOT 12:36:25]
[IN Q=If you rush]

((TERESA GOOCH/RICHMOND DEPUTY CHIEF: IF YOU RUSH TO LABEL A PARTICULAR CRIME MOTIVATED BY ONE THING OR ANOTHER, IT REALLY CAN DO A LOT OF INJUSTICE TO A VULNERABLE SEGMENT OF ANY POPULATION, WHETHER THEY'RE ELDERLY, WHETHER IT'S A CHILD, AND WE;RE NOT ABOUT TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Teresa Gooch/Richmond Deputy Chief]
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[OUT Q=about to do that.]
[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=hold]


Police may be recalling a few years back, when they investigated a series of murders of elderly women-- dubbed "the Golden Years killings" -- and finally concluded the murders were NOT the work of a serial killer.
The investigation panicked many elderly residents for months.



[Appox-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-5 36:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Appomattox authorities say a widow has confessed to killing her husband last fall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox/This Week]


29- year- old Sandra Ann Olivarri was arrested Tuesday, six months after Nick Olivarri's body was found dumped along a roadside in Campbell County.
He'd been shot twice.
Olivarri allegedly confessed to the shooting during an interview after her arrest.
32- year- old William Curtis Tidwell also faces murder charges for helping hide Olivarri's body.
No motive has been revealed.
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[Crimeline]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:36:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


High schools and middle schools in Salem will be among the first to offer students a new weapon against crime that's a phone call away.
Stacey Martin explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Beginning next fall]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=07-Page Crew; :15]
[SUPER=07-Jordan McArthur; :26]
[SUPER=01-Michael Bryant/ Salem Asst. Superintendent; :52]
[SUPER=@Stacey2; 1:03 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Salem.]

((Beginning next fall students at Andrew Lewis Middle School won't have to rely just on adults to guard them against dangers on school grounds.
They can take matters into their own hands by making a phone call to the School Crime Line.
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[SOT 15.32.51 - 15.33.02]
[IN Q=I think sometimes]

((PAGE CREW:I THINK SOMETIMES STUDENTS FEEL IF THEY TELL SOMEONE STUDENTS MIGHT THREATEN THEM AND I THINK THIS WAY THEY CAN CONFIDE IN SOMEONE AND TELL THEM WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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[OUT Q=what's going on.]
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[SOT 15.30.05 - 15.31.12]
[IN Q=It's good for others]

((JORDAN MCARTHUR:IT'S GOOD FOR OTHERS TO KIND OF LOOK OUT FOR EVERYBODY AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY STAYS OUT OF TROUBLE.))
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[OUT Q=out of trouble.]


Officials with the Roanoke Valley Crime Line are pitching the idea to several area school systems.
If the school boards approve the idea, posters will go up and mailings will go out to students encouraging them to tell what they know about drugs or weapons on school grounds or other crimes.
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[SOT 14.56.25 - 14.56.32]
[IN Q=Your school is a]

((MICHAEL BRYANT/ASST. SUPERINTENDENT:YOUR SCHOOL IS A MICROCOSYM OF YOUR COMMUNITY AND WHATEVER IS GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY TYPICALLY GOES ON IN SCHOOLS TO A CERTAIN DEGREE.))
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[OUT Q=to a certain degree.]


As with the Roanoke Valley Crime Line, callers to the School Crime Line remain anonymous and receive awards for their information.
Stacey Martin, News 7, Salem.))

[Beaver]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Lavern Beaver]


A former sheriff's deputy in Floyd County wants her job back.
Lavern Beaver started out as a dispatcher, then became a deputy- -though she was limited in her duties to transporting female prisoners.
In 1996 she was worked into the regular rotation of road deputies. She claims in a federal lawsuit filed today, that she was paid substantially less than her fellow officers.
Beaver was the only Black sheriff's deputy in Floyd County and the only woman.

[Bowers-married]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-6 40:06]
[GRAPHIC=Bowers-Just Married]


The Mayor of Roanoke became a family man overnight.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=David Bowers]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Bowers/Newlywed; :19]
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[OUT Q= then two is "Oops."]

(( David Bowers married Marjorie McKibbin yesterday in a civil ceremony attended by her three sons.
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[NAT SOT FULL]

((CONGRATULATIONS))
[RUNS= :01]


He was back at work in the familiar routine of strolling Church Avenue to and from the Mayor's office and his law office.
He said he's GOT to get right back to work, because he's got a family of four to support, now.
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[SOT 11:36:25]
[IN Q=Yeah, she's a]

((YEAH, SHE'S A GREAT GIRL AND SHE'S GOT A GREAT KIDS, AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A NICE ARRANGEMENT.))
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[OUT Q=a nice arrangement.]
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[VO-NAT]


They picked up the marriage license in Rocky Mount- -just before they got a Franklin County magistrate to perform the ceremony.
It's the third marriage for both of them, a fact Bowers says he tried to explain to the youngest of his three new step sons.
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[SOT 11:36:35]
[IN Q=I said, "You]

((I SAID: "YOU KNOW, THREE'S A CHARM." AND HE SAID: "WELL, WHAT'S ONE?" Practice? MAYBE, AND THEN TWO IS "OOPS."))
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[OUT Q=two is "oops."]))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=Hold]


Bowers' second marriage ...to Alison Weaver... ended in divorce in 1994.
Bowers and his new wife have no honeymoon plans.


[Tease#1]

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


Coming up later in the newscast... we'll tell you why the G-O-P is recruiting Republicans... to run against Republicans in state elections.
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[VO-NAT]


And just ahead, V-DOT wants to make driving in Fancy Gap a safer experience.
But it couldn't keep high winds from causing this mishap today.
Details are coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Robin]

[wx ad lib] [Roll] [Lake Level] [MUSIC UP FULL]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=599-3 16:33]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


High winds are to blame for yet another accident on Fancy Gap.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.]


Wind gusts near 80 miles per hour flipped over a manufactured home headed north on I-77.
The northbound lanes were closed for an hour and a half as crews worked to remove the wreckage.
No one was injured.
Fancy Gap is known for treacherous driving conditions-- Andrew Freiden reports VDOT crews are trying to make it safer.
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[Fancy-Gap]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=afr]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:08:40]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



(wipe/wipe/wipe)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Last week]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co./Last Week; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Perdue/VDOT Tech. Supervisor; :06]
[SUPER=03-Fancy Gap/February, 1997; :12]
[SUPER=@Andrew1; :57]
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[OUT Q=AF, N7 Carroll County.]

[99-6 33:40]
((Last week a snow squall created near whiteout conditions on Fancy Gap.
[SOT :39]

((BOBBY PERDUE/VDOT: WE DID RECORD ONE 122 MILE WIND GUST UP HERE. YOU CAN SEE JUST UP THE ROAD, WE'VE GOT A TRUCK BLOWN OVER.))
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[96-106]
But fog has made this stretch of interstate famous.
February of 1997 visibility dropped to near zero-- causing dozens of cars to slam into each other.
There was no advance warning for motorists. [Today]
It's up to VDOT to find a solution-- a way to warn travelers visibility is dropping.
[SOT 1:59]

((BOBBY PERDUE: WE'LL HAVE FOG DETECTION. WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR A QUARTER OF A MILE OR LESS TO FIRE A WARNING TO A COMPUTER.))
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Bobby Perdue is banking on remote weather instruments. In addition to fog detection, this unit measures wind speed, road bed temperature, and more.
But it's not perfect yet.
[SOT 1:35]

((BOBBY PERDUE: WE'VE GOT TO FIND A WAY-- AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE VIRTUALLY, SO WE'VE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO POWER THE EQUIPMENT WITH GENERATORS TO TRY AND WARN FOLKS WHAT'S GOING ON ON THE MOUNTAIN.))
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[SOT 19:59]

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: YOU WOULDN'T KNOW THAT WINDS WERE GUSTING AT 80 MILES PER HOUR HERE UNLESS YOU WERE STANDING ON THE INTERSTATE-- OR IF YOU WERE BACK AT SALEM'S VDOT OFFICE, WHERE INFORMATION IS SENT BACK LIVE.))
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[salem pictures] This protype system uses a cellular phone to send back a picture of traffic on the mountain. But this setup isn't the end of the road. VDOT is getting ready to launch a 2 million dollar project on Fancy Gap.
In about a year, fog detection systems will line the highway, and electric signs will automatically fire to warn travelers of danger. Bobby Perdue hopes the advanced warning will convince drivers to slow down- or even better-- [SHOT OF FLASHING TURN SIGN: 11:41] to turn off the interstate and take a safer route.
Andrew Freiden, News 7 Carroll County.))

[I-73]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-8 39:41]
[GRAPHIC=I-73]


The state has found some natural and historic sites in the path of Interstate 73.
Transportation officials today said that's going to mean some extra work on the environmental impact study for the proposed highway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./August 1998;]


Many people in Roanoke and Botetourt counties are lining up against the project, saying it threatens their homes.

The state says the areas that will need more evaluation include the town of Boones Mill, and a section of southeast Roanoke along Riverland Road.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


After racing up to within about 100 points of 10-thousand, the market retreated a little today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/21.09/9876.35/y/30.70/2381.55;]


The Dow fell 21 points to 98-76.
Nasdaq fell 31.
[SUPER=431-h&/41r/i1a/81$/ha/72e/ha/55@/if/18c;]

[ AE/ATT/Bank of America/Bell/Columbia]
[SUPER=432-ib/37c/u/4%/hb/39%/id/53a/i#/49a;]

[Dana/Dimon/Dominion Resources/First Union/First VA]
[SUPER=433-h#/107b/h1#/65*/he/29*/he/11b/i%/39#;]

[General Electric/Kroger/Norfolk Southern/Optical Cable/Philip Morris]
[SUPER=434-u/12@/ie/68d/i*/36f/i@/88r/h1!/96b;]

[Roanoke Electric Steel/SunTrust/Trigon/Wachovia/Walmart]

[GOP-Candidates]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:52:46]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 99]


Never before in Virginia history has the fight for control of the state house been this fierce.
But Virginia Republicans are NOT just running against Democrats this fall.
Some are running against fellow Republicans.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Elected four]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ann Kincaid/GOP Strategist; :19 ]
[SUPER=01-Gail Nardi/House Democratic Caucus; :26 ]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :49 ]
[RUNS=1:34]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]


((Elected four times, Richmond Republican Delegate Panny Rhodes is considered by Democrats a mainstream Republican... a thoughtful Republican... someone with whom they can work.
But she'll have to fight newcomer Ruble Hord for her party's nomination.
GOP strategist Ann Kincaid's working for Hord.
[sot 12:59:33 ]

((ANN KINCAID: I DON'T THINK WE'RE REALLY OPPOSING A REPUBLICAN. WE'RE OPPOSING A PERSON WHO WAS ELECTED TO VOTE LIKE A REPUBLICAN WHO HAS VOTED LIKE A DEMOCRAT.))
[runs= :08 ]



[sot 15:44:32 ]

((GAIL NARDI/HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS: MAINSTREAM REPUBLICANS ARE BEING ATTACKED FROM WITHIN BY MEMBERS OF THEIR OWN PARTY. AND IT LOOKS AS THOUGH WHAT THEY LIKE TO SAY IS A BIG TENT IS MORE LIKE A PUP TENT.))
[runs= :15]


Rhodes is NOT alone.
Fairfax Republican Senator Jane Woods faces a challenge from within her party too.
She bucked Governor Jim Gilmore most notably on his child health insurance plan last year.
The Governor's office won't say if he's encouraged opponents to Woods or Rhodes.
[sot 13:01:32 ]

((ANN KINCAID/GOP CONSULTANT: I DON'T THINK GOVERNOR GILMORE IS OUT EXPECTING LOYALTY AS MUCH AS HE'S LOOKING FOR TEAM EFFORT TO PUT FORTH WHAT THE VOTERS HAVE ELECTED HIM TO DO.))
[runs= :10]


It's the kind of team effort Virginia Democrats would love to get from Democratic Congressman Virgil Goode.
But the statewide party is clearly NOT gunning for Goode.
[sot 15:45:50 ]

((GAIL NARDI: WHATEVER HAPPENS, IT WON'T BE BECAUSE A GOVERNOR OR SOMEONE STANDING LIKE THE WIZARD OF OZ BEHIND THE CURTAIN SAYS GO GET THEM BUT DON'T LET MY FINGERPRINTS SHOW.))
[runs= :11]


Currently, NO Democratic incumbents are opposed by members of their own party.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))


[Bank-James]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:20:14]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


Lynchburg residents tired of seeing their area banks being swallowed up by mega-bank mergers may soon have a LOCAL banking option.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Bank of the James today announced it expects to have its state charter and be open for business by July.
24- hundred shareholders have sunk more than nine million dollars into the venture.
But to see a return on that investment, bank officials aren't ruling out a merger of their own somewhere down the road.
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[SOT 8:39:46]
[IN Q=If we can]

((JIM HUGHES/BANK OF THE JAMES PRESIDENT: IF WE CAN CONTINUE TO GROW AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL AND EXPAND AND CREATE OUR OWN GIANT, WE'D RATHER DO IT THAT WAY. BUT WHO'S TO SAY THE SHAREHOLDERS OF THIS BANK, THERE ARE 2408 OF THEM OUT THERE, AND WHATEVER THEY DECIDE WILL BE OUR FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Hughes/Pres., Bank of the James; :00]
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=be our future.]
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[VO-NAT]


Bank of the James has purchased a building on Church Street as its first branch location.
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[Horse-Training]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:06:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Learning to communicate with your horse isn't as hard as you may think.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Dave (See) Seay is a nationally recognized trainer who's had more than 35- years experience with horses.
He says all horses are capable of learning regardless of their age.
Dakota is 14- years old and has learned a variety of skills over the past eight months.
Seay says the trick is teaching owners to communicate with their horses through gentle body language and sounds.
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[SOT (15:31:44)]
[IN Q=And the ]

((DAVE SEAY/HORSE TRAINER: AND THE OTHER THING IS , WE TRY TO DO THINGS, LIKE WE MIGHT USE A ROPE OR A LUNGE WHIP OR SOME SORT OF DEVICE TO GET A HORSE TO GO BUT WE DON'T THINK ABOUT THE ENERGY THE HORSE IS LOOKING FOR, IT'S NOT COMING FROM THAT, IT'S COMING FROM US, THE ENERGY IN OUR BODY IS WHAT'S CRITICAL.))
[SUPER=01-Dave Seay/Horse Trainer; :00]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=what's critical.]
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[VO-NAT]


(See) Seay is hosting a horse clinic at the Virginia Tech Campbell Riding Center, tomorrow morning beginning at nine thirty.
The costs is 30- dollars for adults, 15- dollars for kids.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=NOne]


Coming you way tonight on New 7, Glenvar wins in the final four in overtime. We'll hear from the Tech women on the eve of their NCAA opener.
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[VO-NAT]


And we'll check qualifying from Atlanta and find out if front rwo Joe got one of the top two spots for another week.
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[S-Glenvar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-28 14411TC]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]


The Glenvar Highlanders had to work overtime yesterday - but the extra effort has put the Highlanders in tonight's Group A state championship game.
Yesterday in the semi-finals Glenvar took out Woodstock Central.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/Woodstock vs. Glenvar; :00]


These Glenvar fans were looking to expose the Woodstock weaknesses as they showed their support for the Highlanders.
Some outstanding ball movement from Glenvar would result in an early advantage as Fashnacht to Price to Charlie Wright nets a three pointer.
Glenvar would continue to work the ball to perfection as Erik Johnston feeds Seth Noonkester in the post for the easy layin to tie things up.
But the man for the Highlanders was Brian Fasnacht who drives in for the nice right handed layup. He thrne hustles back on defense, comes up with the loose ball on the steal, dribbles in and sinks the jumper to make it 45-to-38 Glenvar.
Glenvar would hit the boards hard and try tot keep Woodstock as bay as Jeremy Cromer gets the board and the bucket but regulation ended in 65-all deadlock.
Woodstock would fast break its way into the lead in the OT. Jason Sagar dribbles in and hits the off balance hoop for two of his game high 23.
But Glenvar would put the game in the hands of Fasnacht in the closing seconds.
[SUPER=33-Glenvar/72/Woodstock/70/Overtime;]

With the game tied at 70 - the Region C player of the year dusts the defense as he buries the jumper at the buzzer to give Glenvar a heart stopping 72-to-70 win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Brian Fasnacht/15 Points In Semi-Finals; :00]
[SUPER=01-Art Lawrence/Glenvar Head Coach; :10]
[SUPER=01-Seth Noonkester/23 Points In Semi-Finals; :20]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=...the year."]
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=vhsl]


The Highlandrs will play Pound for the title tonight at 7 at the Scope.



[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-40 tc 21:49]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Women's Final Four]


The road to the Women's Final Four starts in Blacksburg tonight. Denise Allen reports that the Virginia Tech women hope to be in the the driver's seat once the opening round concludes at the Cassell.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Amy Wetzel/Va Tech Guard; :16]
[SUPER=01-Mike Granelli/St. Peters Head Coach; :47]
[super=01-Lisa Witherspoon/Va Tech Senior Guard; 1:06]
[SUPER=@Denise1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:37]
[OUT Q=News 7 sports]


((The Peahens have followed Virginia Tech's success this season, but Saint Peters needed to look at a map to find Blacksburg.
The girls from Jersey City, New Jersey, are an unknown and see it as an advantage.
But Tech remebers what it was like to be an underdog.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 30:55:01]
[IN Q= it doesn't matter]

(())
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=a great game]


The two weeks off has helped the Lady Hokies recover physically and mentally from a very taxing 26 and two season and playing at home is certainly a plus.
The St Peters coaching staff is concerned about the home crowd, but Mike Granelli says his team has overcome obstacles all year.
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[SOT 17:18:14]
[IN Q=we play man]

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[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=able to find]
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[SOT 31:37:01]
[IN Q=we don't expect]

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[OUT Q=care of ourselves]
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[SOT 41:44:26]
[IN Q=NOW THAT THE]

((DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 SPORTS: NOW THAT THE PEAHENS HAVE FOUND BLACKSBURG THEY ARE TRYING TO HON IN ON THEIR FIRST NCAA TOURNAMENT WIN. THE HOKIES ON THE OTHER HAND AREN'T DEPENDING ON THE HOME CROWD TO GIVE THEM THE EDGE. THE LAST TIME VIRGINIA TECH HOSTED AN NCAA TOURNAMENT GAME WAS IN 1994 WHEN AUBURN CAME IN AND STOLE A VICTORY. THE HOKIES ARE HOPING TO SET A NEW TREND AND WIN THE BATTLE OF THE BIRDS. DENISE ALLEN NEWS 7 SPORTS.))
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[S-Atlanta]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=ATLANTA]


The Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted WinstonCup quaifying yesterday.
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For the second straight week Bobby Labonte posted the time to beat and then settled in on top of his trailer to hang onto the pole.
Elliott Sadler took a shot at him, but ended up qualifying the Wood Brothers' Ford 15th.
Mike Skinner had the best shot at beating Bobby, but he ended up second as Labonte wins his second straight pole.

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Hometown favorite Bill Elliott was only 28th fastest. Now here's the top 25.
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[SUPER=107-1. Bobby Labonte/194.957/2. Mike Skinner//3. Tony Stewart//4. Dale Jarrett//5. Jeremy Mayfield;]
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[SUPER=107-6. Geoffrey Bodine//7. Buckshot Jones//8. Jeff Gordon//9. Joe Nemechek//10. John Andretti;]
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[SUPER=107-11. Ted Musgrave//12. Jerry Nadeau//13. Mark Martin//14. Wally Dallenbach//15. Elliott Sadler;]
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[SUPER=107-16. Chad Little//17. Kenny Irwin//18. Sterling Marlin//19. Rick Mast//20. Ward Burton;]
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[SUPER=107-21. Ernie Irvan//22. Kyle Petty//23. Rusty Wallace//24. Michael Waltrip//25. Terry Labonte;]
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[OC...Terry :Labonte."]
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