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They're moving out the cars again at Shelor's. Just ahead on News 7, it could fly in the face of a judge's decisio
n.
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And another judge may have to rule- on whether to force the state to fix up I-81.
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Tonight on News 7 sports, a new Tech Sugar Bowl magazine is ready to hit the local news stands. The Colonels pull rank on the all-state foptball team released tonight.
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And Mike O'Cain figures if you can't beat 'em you might as well join 'em.
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Some snow may well mix in with the light persistent rainfall, along with sleet. For the most part, expect cold wet weather tonight, and clearing weather tomorrow. [open]
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[SOT 1:22:50]
[IN Q=im sick]

((I'M SICK AND TIRED OF RICHMOND NOT TAKING CHARGE OF THIS PROBLEM AND DOING SOMETHING ABOUT THE DANGEROUS SITUATION ON I-81.))
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[OUT Q=SITUATION ON I-81]
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A Roanoke lawyer becomes a plaintiff -- suing the state to fix Interstate-81.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.

[Interstate-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:34:56]
[GRAPHIC=I-81 Safety]


It's made hundreds of drivers mad .. but mad enough to sue?
One lawyer says that's what it's going to take to make I-81 a safer place.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Microwave]


Scott Goldberg is near the Interstate tonight with more on the lawsuit and how lawmakers are reacting.
[Live= Scott Full/Microwave]
[Anchor=Scott]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Lawmakers have been talking about this Interstate for years . they've been listening to thousands of complaints.
But they haven't written any bills that satisfy Richard Lawrence.
So he wants the courts to force lawmakers to make the road safer . though what he wants is what one lawmaker called only a "short-term" fix.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Lawrence/Roanoke Lawyer; :10]
[SUPER=@Cranwell; :38]
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[OUT Q=about three billion dollars.]
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((NATS: LAWRENCE GETS IN OUR OUT OF CAR))
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Every day he drives his Volkswagen Beetle to court . the traffic on Interstate-81 is enough to drive Richard Lawrence crazy.
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[SOT 1:23:54]
[IN Q=when I was]

((RICHARD LAWRENCE/ROANOKE LAWYER: WHEN I WAS OUT THERE THE OTHER DAY. I FINALLY GOT MY BUG UP TO 80-MILES AN HOUR AND EVERYONE WAS PASSING ME LIKE I WAS STANDING STILL. I'VE FINALLY HAD ENOUGH OF IT. ))
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[OUT Q=ENOUGH OF IT]


So this lawyer is becoming a plaintiff.
He's suing the Virginia Department of Transportation.
The state police.
The DMV.
Trying to force improvements on one of Virginia's deadliest highways.
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[SOT 1:22:57]
[IN Q=the governor]

((LAWRENCE: THE GOVERNOR AND ALL OF HIS AGENCIES SHOULD'VE DONE SOMETHING ABOUT IT. COULD'VE STARTED OFF BY SIMPLY REDUCING THE SPEED LIMIT TO 55-MILES AN HOUR.))
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[OUT Q=55 MILES AN HOUR]
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[SOT 1:38:18 ]
[IN Q=richard is]

((DICK CRANWELL/MINORITY LEADER: RICHARD IS A GOOD LAWYER. HE'S A CREATIVE THINKER. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE WAYS TO GET EVERYONE'S ATTENTION. .))
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[OUT Q=EVERYONE'S ATTENTION]


House of Delegates Democratic Leader Dick Cranwell says the lawsuit might help lawmakers focus but won't be the engine behind major changes - like widening the highway to five lanes.
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[SOT short-term fix]
[IN Q=SHORT-TERM FIX]

((CRANWELL: SHORT TERM FIX. CLEARLY WHAT WE NEED TO DO IN THE LONG-RUN, IT'S GOING TO TAKE MONEY. ABOUT THREE BILLION DOLLARS.))
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[OUT Q=ABOUT THREE BILLION DOLLARS]
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[Live= Scott Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


At the federal level, Congressman Bob Goodlatte has sought funding for Interstate 81 -- but wouldn't comment on the lawsuit.
He, too, said it's always good to focus attention on the highway.
For its part, the state has 21-days to make a formal response to Lawrence's complaint.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Microwave]


Jean.

[State-React]


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An official with the Attorney General's office says it's an unusual legal maneuver-- one that would surprise state attorneys if it actually went to trial.
The last such public policy issue decided by a court in Virginia may have been a new Roanoke County courthouse, ordered by Roanoke valley judges in the early 1980s.

[Wasena-Park]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-47 38:33]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]

For the first time a Virginia Court of Appeals will take a look at making oral sex legal .. the result of a case that started in the Star City. A Roanoke lawyer is fighting that battle -- Meantime prosecutors say police should use tougher weapons against people having sex in parks.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Tina/Newsroom]

Tina Tenret is in our newsroom with the latest.
[Live=Tina full/Newsroom]
[Anchor=Tina]
[SUPER=@Tina1;]


Jean, a Roanoke lawyer says it's important to make oral sex legal -- not just for gay rights. He says straight AND gay people commit sodomy, and judges should not barge into these people's bedrooms. So he's taking twelve cases to the state court and if necessary, the Supreme Court. What could be a groundbreaking change all started with a police sting.
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[IN Q=18 gay men]
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[SUPER=01-Don Caldwell/Prosecutor; :19]
[SUPER=01-Sam Garrison/Attorney; :38]
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[OUT Q=sexual behavior rewarding.]

Eighteen men were recently charged with asking undercover cops for oral sex in Wasena Park. Juries found one man guilty and three others NOT guilty. Prosecutors dropped charges against two more men. From now on, they want cops to use cameras.
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[SOT 12:22:50]
[IN Q=I think we're going]

((I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT THE USE OF NIGHTVISION TECHNOLOGY AND THINGS THAT ACTUALLY CATCH THESE PEOPLE IN ACTS OF CONSENSUAL SODOMY IN PUBLIC AREAS.))
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[OUT Q=PUBLIC AREAS]

A dozen men pled guilty but were guaranteed an appeal. They say oral sex should NOT be a felony -- that this law invades people's privacy.
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[SOT 14:07:21]
[IN Q=Oral sex]

((SAM GARRISON/ORAL SEX IS ANYTHING BUT AGAINST NATURE. IT'S QUITE NATURAL HUMAN BEHAVIOR. IT'S SOMETHING PEOPLE OFTEN FIND EMOTIONALLY REWARDING IN THE SAME WAY THEY FIND OTHER SEXUAL BEHAVIOR REWARDING.))
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[OUT Q=sexual behavior rewarding]
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Now, it's kind of odd for people who pled guilty to asking for sex in public to say that the law is invading their privacy.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Tina/Newsroom]

In fact, Sam Garrison says that's a sticking point in this case -- the court could tell these 12 men they have no leg to stand on. Jean.

[Food-Bank]


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Food banks across the country could be getting a significant financial boost next year, if one local Congressman has his way.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Sixth District representative Bob Goodlatte has introduced legislation that would increase funding to The Emergency Food Assistance Program by 25 percent.
The agency currently buys 100 million dollars a year worth of food from American farmers and distributes it to local food banks.
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[SOT 13:12:36]
[IN Q=And that will]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- VIRGINIA: AND THAT WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT BOOST FOR FOOD BANKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. IT WILL ALLOW THEM TO EFFECTIVELY PROVIDE BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MILLION MORE MEALS FOR AMERICANS AS A RESULT OF THAT INCREASE IN FUNDING.))
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[OUT Q=increase in funding.]
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Goodlatte says unspent money from the federal food stamp program would cover the cost of the increase.
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Roanoke City Council votes a pay raise .. to mixed reaction. That story is still ahead on News 7 at 6.
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And private rooms for mothers to breast feed. It's coming soon to Virginia Tech.
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Montgomery County's attorney thinks the company's taking a risk.
But the Shelor Automotive group isn't applying the brakes.
The dealership is once again moving its inventory out of Montgomery County to dodge the merchant's capital tax.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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((THOSE ARE OUR PLANS AT THIS TIME, YES, UNLESS WE CAN FIND A DRIVEWAY TO PUT THEM IN.))
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Larry Shelor is repeating what his company did one year ago, this month.
The dealership is moving as much of its inventory as possible out of Montgomery County to Salem and Pulaski to avoid the merchants' capital tax-- a tax that's assessed on a businesses unsold inventory as of January first.
(///sot/// 3:02:59)
[in q=Salem]

((SALEM DOESN'T HAVE A TAX LIKE THIS, THE MERCHANT'S CAPITAL TAX, THERE'S ONLY 50- LOCALITIES IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA THAT IMPOSE SUCH A TAX, PULASKI IS ONE BUT THEIR RATES ARE VERY SMALL COMPARED TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY.))
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The company has filed several suits against the county over the issue.
But a circuit judge recently ruled against Shelor.... saying the dealership can NOT dodge the tax by moving its inventory to other locations.
Shelor has indicated it will appeal.
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[in q=We're ]

((WE'RE TRYING TO FIND A WAY THAT IT CAN BE ADMINISTERED FAIRLY AND UNIFORMLY ACROSS THE BUSINESSES AND CITIZENS OF THE COUNTY AND THAT IT DOESN'T FALL ON ONE BUSINESS OR CLASS OF BUSINESSES TO PAY AN UNFAIR AMOUNT.))
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Moving the vehicles is an expensive endeavor--which is why Montgomery County's attorney believes the company is taking a big risk.
Depending on how the issue plays out in court in the future, Shelor could end up not only paying for the move, but the merchants capital tax on its inventory, after all. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Christiansburg. ))






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A medical examiner says a Danville woman found dead over the weekend had been strangled.
The body of 35-year-old Angela Terry Newman was discovered on the ground .. in the southern end of the city.
Police aren't saying if they have any suspects.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Pay raises are on the way for Roanoke City Council-
But as Joe Dashiell reports, yesterday's decision may not be the last word on the issue.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :16]
[SUPER=01-Nelson Harris/Roanoke Vice-Mayor; :35]
[SUPER=01-Ralph Smith/Probable Candidate for Mayor; :56]
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[OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke]


((Two public hearings produced little comment pro or con, and late in this week's council meeting members voted four to three in favor of the increase.
Mayor Bowers, Alvin Hudson, Carroll Swain and Bill White voted for it... Nelson Harris, Jim Trout and Linda Wyatt voted against.
[SOT 11:45:08]
[IN Q=There was nothing deceitful about it]

((BILL WHITE: THERE WAS NOTHING DECEITFUL ABOUT IT. I THINK IT WAS STRAIGHTFORWARD AND HONEST AND I'M PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH IT.))
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[OUT Q=to be associated with it.]


When the increases take effect July first, the mayor's salary will go from 18 to 21- thousand dollars, council pay from 14 to 16 thousand.
The raises are less than state law allows... but still a tough sell to some.
[SOT 10:42:04]
[IN Q=It does not put one in the best light]

((NELSON HARRIS: IT DOES NOT PUT ONE IN THE BEST LIGHT WHEN YOU'RE HAVING TO DECIDE YOUR OWN COMPENSATION, AND WHETHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL VOTED FOR OR AGAINST THE RAISE YESTERDAY, I THINK IT PUTS ALL OF US IN AN UNEASY OR KIND OF TENUOUS SITUATION.))
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[OUT Q=tenuous situation.]


Roanoke Republican Ralph Smith is expected to run for mayor. He says council should create a compensation committee of local business leaders.
[SOT 13:11:37]
[IN Q=If Roanoke city]

((RALPH SMITH: IF ROANOKE CITY HAD THAT IN PLACE, THEY COULD MEET EVERY TWO YEARS AND DECIDE WHAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS SHOULD BE.))
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[OUT Q=what the recommendations should be.]


And with council elections coming in May, the pay raise issue isn't going away.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

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Blue chips rose modestly ... tech stocks rose a lot. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow climbed 56 points today. NASDAQ shot up another 127 .. and is now within sight of four thousand.

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[Breast-Feeding]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Virginia Tech is making itself a mother friendly University. Tech is in the process of setting up private rooms all over campus where mothers can breast feed their babies. Tonya Flory reports, the only problem now, is deciding what to call them.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Cathy Jacobs/VA Tech Family Support; :16 ]
[SUPER=01-Mary Potter/New Mother; :30]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; 1:02 ]
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[OUT Q=News 7.]

This small anonymous room in the library is the first one at Virginia Tech exclusively for women to breast feed. Most people aren't even aware it exists, except for those who use what is being called the lactation room.
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[SOT tc 02:07:22]
[IN Q=There is some]

((CATHY JACOBS/VA TECH FAMILY SUPPORT: THERE IS SOME QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT PEOPLE IN THIS SCHOOL, WHO ARE INVOLVED IN THE EGG DEPARTMENT AND DEAL WITH LACTATION IN TERMS OF ANIMALS, MIGHT FIND IT HUMOROUS OR IN SOME OTHER WAY INAPPROPRIATE USING THE TERM LACTATION.))
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[OUT Q=term lactaion]

But whatever it's called it's welcomed.
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[SOT tc 02:16:08]
[IN Q=By giving our]

((MARY POTTER/NEW MOTHER: BY GIVING OUR BABIES THAT START THEY HAVE FEWER COLDS, VIRUSES...THEY ARE LESS SUSCEPTIBLE TO LEUKEMIA AND OTHER CHILDHOOD CANCERS.))
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=childhood cancers.]

One goal is to encourage mothers like Mary Potter to breast feed. Another is to have them come work at Tech.
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[SOT tc 02:199:32]
[IN Q=I take less]

((MARY POTTER/NEW MOTHER: I TAKE LESS TIME OFF WORK IF MY BABY'S HEALTHY. SO THE END BENEFIT IS TO VIRGINIA TECH, IT'S IMPORTANT RIGHT, HE SAYS YES TO.))
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[OUT Q=says yes to.]

Tech says there will be enough rooms so moms have no more than five minutes walking distance.

Tonya Flory, News 7.[Millenium-Tree]


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One of Virginia's oldest public schools is putting down some roots they hope will last well into the next century.

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[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Students at New London Academy in Bedford County today planted what they call a "Millenium tree" on the grounds of their school.
Officials say the seven- foot oak symbolizes the academy's storied history.
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[SOT 15:23:37]
[IN Q=This is the]

((WOODROW MEREDITH/N.L.A. PRINCIPAL: THIS IS THE EXACT SPOT WHERE THE LAST OF OUR GREAT OAK TREES FROM NEW LONDON ACADEMY WAS AT. IT HAD TO BE CUT DOWN IN 1995, WE TALKED TO THE STUDENTS ABOUT IT AND THEY WANTED TO PLANT ANOTHER OAK TREE THAT THEY COULD ENJOY IN THE FUTURE RIGHT HERE IN THIS EXACT SAME SPOT.))
[SUPER=01-Woodrow Meredith/NLA Principal]
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[OUT Q=exact same spot.]
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New London Academy was chartered in 1795 and counts among its alumni Thomas Jefferson's grandson.
The courthouse where Patrick Henry helped start the American Revolution is still part of the school.
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports - some FFE stars get Triple A all-state recognition. The former leader of the Pack is now a heel.
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And we'll check out the latest tribute to Tech to hit area shelves - a magazine just in time for Christmas called "Sugar Time."
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[S-O'Cain]


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Imagine George Welsh coming to work for the Hokies - or maybe even Frank Beamer becoming an assistant for George at UVa. It sounds crazy, but a similar scenario played itself out just like that today on Tobacco road
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Last Season; :00]

As Mike O'Cain accepted an assistant coaching job at the University of North Carolina. Cain was fired last month after serving the past seven years as the head coach of the Tarheels' hated rival N.C. State. He will serve as the Heels' offensive coordinator and quarterbacks' coach. While at State he was 0-and-7 against Carolina.
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[S-Sugar]


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When the Sports Illustrated issue featuring the Hokies on the front hit stores shelves earlier this month they sold out immediately. Now one of the south's most respected magazine publishers is hoping his own magazine will do the same.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Lindy Davis/Sports Magazine Publisher; :16]
[SUPER=01-Roland Lazenby/"Sugar Time" Editor; 1:23]
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[OUT Q=...FOR $5.99."]

(( Lindy Davis has been publishing his college and pro football preseason magazines for the last 18 years, but rarely has he had a challenge like the one he faced in getting his latest creation "Sugar Time" in stores. ((LINDY DAVIS:)) Like so many entrepreneurs, Davis, who is a die hard Alabama fan couldn't resist the opportunity to cash in on the Hokies success and at the same time give Tech fans another way to remembers the school's first ever 11-and-0 season. ((LINDY DAVIS:)) But the magazine would not have been possible with the efforts of local writer Roland Lazenby. The Wytheville native who now teaches at Tech called on the likes of writers Chris Colston, Mike Ashley and Brian Myers to help him write the 64 page magazine that includes features on Frank Beamer, Corey Moore, Andre Davis and of course Michael Vick. ((ROLAND LAZENBY/"SUGAR TIME EDITOR:)) The full color magazine will be available at area stores starting on Wednesday. It sells for $5.99.))


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Several Friday Football Extra stars have made a splash on the statewide level tonight by earning spots on the Associated Press' Group Three A all-state team. Fleming's Kareem Waller is a first team center, the Colonels' Charles Corner is a first team defensive lineman,
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday Football Extra; :00]

while their teammate Jermaine Hardy has earned first team all-state honors as both a running back and defensive back.

Hardy is a multiple winner of the Friday Football Extra player of the week honor.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
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Pulaski County punter Paul Taylor also earned first team all-state honors. Cave Spring's Michael Hamlar earned second team honors as a running back.


[S-UVa]


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The UVa women contuinued their mastery of Virginia Tech inside the friendly confines of University Hall last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Va Tech vs. UVA;]


Virginia was without starting junior guard Erin Stovall, who left the team to get married.
We pick it up late in the first half as Tech's Amy Wetzel finds Tere Williams, who gets two of her 15 on the night. Williams also pulled down 10 boards for Bonnie Henrickson's team.
But UVa strikes back, Renee Robinson gets the inbounds pass and downs the three from the top of the key. The Cavaliers led 31-29 at the break.
In the second half Tech hits first as Wetzel finds Chrystal Starling underneath for the lay up to tie it at 31.
[super=33-Virginia/67/Virginia Tech/62;]


But Svetlana Volnaya drives down the middle for two of her team leading 13 points as UVA continues it dominance over Tech in U-Hall with the 67 to 62 win.
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It won't go away for Vinton's Town Council .. questions surrounding the dismissal of former police chief Ricky Foutz.
Members are expected to vote tonight ... on a petition town residents presented two weeks ago.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate Newsroom]


Kate Weidaw is in the newsroom with more.
[Live= Kate/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]

Jean the petition from residents stated Foutz's salary should be paid until he can collect his full retirement package.

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The last meeting was full of heated moments because residents say Foutz is being treated unfairly by the town.
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[Live= Kate/Newsroom]

Tonight on News 7 at 11 we'll tell you if the town council decides to compensate Foutz,
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate Newsroom]

and find out what residents have to say about the decision.

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