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Coming up on News 7-
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Imagine getting laid off and then not getting the severance or vacation you're owed. That's what some Tultex workers say happened to them.
The latest on the mass exodus of doctors from some area clinics.
And the wind huffed and puffed and blew at least one structure down today.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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((THAT'S ALL WE'RE GETTING... COMPETE RUN AROUND.))
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[VO-NAT]


Few answers - but plenty of questions tonight as hundreds turn out to ask how Tultex will make good on its debts.
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[Tultex]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-51 36:36]
[GRAPHIC=Tultex Chapter 11]


Vacation pay and severance pay were among the subjects tonight ... as former employees and community members had their chance to speak directly to the President of Tultex.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate Newsroom]


Kate Weidaw was at the meeting and joins us from the newsroom with more.
[ANCHOR=KATE]
[Live= Kate/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Kate1]

Tonight at Martinsville High School Tultex held a creditors meeting to address questions and concerns of laid off workers, their families, and residents of the area.
Company president Randolph Rollins told the crowd of over 500 people that Tultex filed for chapter 11 as a last resort... and couldn't find any other way of pulling the company out of debt.
Creditors had their chance to ask questions -- but walked out of the meeting feeling like they didn't get answers.

(rollcue...get answers. )
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[IN Q=we're still concerned]
[SUPER=01-Eddie Feltex/Former Tultex Employee;:00]
[SUPER=01-Freddie Witcher/Former Tultex Employee;:10]
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[SUPER=01-Janice Lawson/Former Tultex Employee;:25]
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(([SOT 1:52:35]
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((EDDIE FELTES/LAID OFF TULTEX WORKER: WE'RE STILL CONCERNED ABOUT VACATION PAY AND SEVERANCE PAY LIKE I HAD 59 HOURS OF VACATION AND THEY TOOK IT.))
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((FREDDIE WITCHER/LAID OFF TULTEX WORKER: I FEEL LIKE THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO MOVE EVERYTHING OVERSEAS AND GET RID OF THE PEOPLE HERE AND MAKE IT CHEAP AND EASY ON THEM.))
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Hundreds walked through the doors at the high school - many wanted to know about health insurance.

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((JANICE LAWSON/LAID OFF TULTEX WORKER: RIGHT NOW I DON'T HAVE ANY BECAUSE I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY IT.))
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Others feel frustrated with Tultex.

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((EDDIE FELTES/LAID OFF TULTEX WORKER: WE HAVE THESE PAPERS HERE TO FILE A CLAIM TO EVEN ATTEMPT TO GET OUR VACATION.))

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[ANCHOR=KATE]
[Live= Kate/Newsroom]

Everyone at the meeting received claims papers to file with bankruptcy court for what the company owes them. The President of Tultex assured laid off employees that their 401K plans as well as stock is not affected by the company filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Kate Newsroom]

Many former employees of Tultex say they're looking for other work and trying to get by.


[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-60 47:21]
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The number of doctors departing Lewis-Gale has risen...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


But the clinic won't say much about why 18 doctors are leaving.
Its executive director says he's surprised.
But as long as Lewis-Gale is holding discussions with PhyCor ... the parent company ... clinic management, for legal reasons, says it can't talk about what made the doctors leave .
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[SOT 2:26:30]
[IN-Q=It is not the intention]

((JON NESS/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: IT IS NOT THE INTENTION TO SAY THIS IS NOT AN ISSUE. THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING TODAY IS TO SAY THIS IS AN ISSUE, AND TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Jon Ness/Lewis-Gale Clinic Executive Dir.]
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[DOC PRE PRO]
Here's the list of the 18-doctors who have resigned so far.
Four practice at the main clinic in Salem.
The rest are at Lewis-Gale satellite clinics:
One doctor is leaving Back Creek,
two are from Fincastle, one resigned in Floyd and one in Fort Lewis
Five are from the Lee-Hi clinic and four at West Salem.
Meanwhile ... doctors tell us they're under a gag order.
They can't talk to each other or to their patients for fear of getting sued.
[VO-NAT]

[yahoo video from "PhyCor Net" tape]
But Internet chat rooms echo what doctors tell us privately ... that say the company mismanages clinics and takes too much of their profits.
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[Patients]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=chr]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-01 :57]
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The most resignations came from Lee-Hi Family Practice and Immediate Care Clinic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; ]

Some patients waited inside the clinic for three to six hours for treatment, but they say that's better than not having their doctors at all.
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[IN Q=Are you]

((WILLARD HARRISON/PATIENT: ARE YOU HAPPY WITH HIM? YES, HE'S A GOOD DOCTOR, SO YOU WOULDN'T WANT TO FIND ANOTHER? I WOULDN'T WANT TO, BUT I MIGHT HAVE TO.))
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[VO-NAT]

NO doctors are talking to the media right now for fear it will interfere with current negotiations with Lewis-Gale Clinic. But one resigning doctor did say even if they leave the clinic, they are NOT leaving town and have no intention of abandoning their patients here.
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[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=00-02 1:27]
[GRAPHIC=Rubatex Strike]


Labor troubles to the East- In Bedford- some striking Rubatex workers say Big Brother is watching them, and they're not happy about it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


Union president Richard Walker appeared before city council tonight to question Rubatex's use of security cameras around the factory.
The cameras are attached to telephone poles, and the union wants to know who approved that and who's paying for the electricity that runs them.
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((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRESIDENT: WE DON'T FEEL LIKE WE ARE SEEING AN EQUAL SHARE IN THIS AS FAR AS ON BEHALF OF THE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT.))
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[VO-NAT]


The Rubatex strike is now in its 18th week.
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[Bedford-NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:10:47]
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More than thirty years after his death, followers of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior continue to look for ways to honor the slain civil rights leader.
Steve Smallshaw reports on one such movement underway in Bedford.
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[SUPER=01-Rev. I.L. Ward/Bedford NAACP President; :25]
[SUPER=01-Mike Shelton/Bedford Mayor; :47]
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(( With the Martin Luther King holiday just weeks away, the Bedford chapter of the N-double-A-C-P wants to remember the civil rights leader by re-naming a city street for him.
They've settled on Independence Boulevard, a one-point-eight mile stretch of road built in 1993 to bypass downtown Bedford.
While some may ask why name a street after Dr. King, minority leaders respond `why not?'.
[SOT 8:07:58]

((REV. I.L. WARD/BEDFORD NAACP PRESIDENT: WHY NOT SEIZE THIS MOMENTOUS OPPORTUNITY AND TAKE INDISPENSABLE ACTIONS TO PRESERVE THE LEGACY OF DR. KING FOR THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF OUR FUTURE GENERATION?))
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But city council first wants to examine potential problems with postal delivery and 9-1-1 response before any decision is made.
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((MIKE SHELTON/BEDFORD MAYOR: IT WON'T FALL BY THE WAYSIDE, BUT WE WANT TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING RELATIVE TO THAT AND WHERE OUR POLICIES AND PROGRAMS LIE IN DETERMINING NAMING OF STREETS AND PARTICULARLY RENAMING. FIRST ONE WE'VE HAD, YOU'VE PUT US TO THE TEST.))
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Answers should be provided in a couple of weeks.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [01/11/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE

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It was not a good day for one construction crew in Roanoke County, this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
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Wind knocked the walls down on this office building.... causing the structure to collapse.
No one was injured.
The owner of the McVitty Construction Center says the construction workers had a feeling it was time to clear out... just before the building collapsed.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Brzonkala]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[TAPE#=99-53 34:51]
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It's still an unproven rape allegation against two former Virginia Tech football players.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Today, Christy Brzonkala herself was in the U-S Supreme Court, to hear arguments in what is now a national civil rights case.
It's a test of the 1994 federal Violence Against Women Act, which Brzonkala's using to sue Tony Morrison.
Brzonkala made her public comments last week.
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[SOT 15:52:40]
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((CHRISTY BRZONKALA/ALLEGED RAPE VICTIM: IT'S TOO TRAUMATIC FOR ME TO TALK...YOUR SOUL TORN OUT.))
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((MARILYN MORRISON/TONY MORRISON'S MOTHER: THIS CRUSADE...SO WHY ARE WE HERE?))
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[VO-NAT]


The justices must decide if the commerce and equal protection clauses of the Constitution allow Congress to make laws about violence -- when state courts already provide a remedy.
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[TALENT=Jean]
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A ruling will come some time before the court recesses in June.
A separate case accusing Virginia Tech of allowing a "hostile environment" for women has been sent back to Judge Jackson Kiser in Roanoke.


[Waterworks]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:17:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Smith Mountain Lake man is racking up expensive fines for cutting off residents' water.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]

Robert Winney owns Waterworks of Franklin County, serving about 50 lake area homes. The State Corporation Commission held a court hearing today, saying Winney quit paying his electricity bills, overcharged customers, and left them without water several times.
[SUPER=04-September, 1999;]
[TAPE#=99-42 6:05]

The health department says one leak gushed almost six thousand gallons of water a day for seven weeks during last summer's drought.
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[IN Q=It oculd have been repaired]

((WILLIAM EISAMAN/CUSTOMER: IT COULD HAVE BEEN REPAIRED WITHIN TWO OR THREE DAYS. BUT NO, YOU LET THAT THING GO FOR SEVEN OR EIGHT WEEKS WITH THE WATER GOING DOWN THE HILL, THE TOWER COMING DOWN, AND THE REST OF US SUFFERED AS A RESULT OF YOUR LAXNESS.))
[SUPER=01-William Eisaman/Waterworks Customer;]
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[OUT Q=YOUR LAXNESS]
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[VO-NAT]

Winney says he cannot afford to fix the system unless the state lets him raise rates by 30 percent. Instead, the state may fine him at least 25-hundred dollars. Winney already owes the commission 25-hundred dollars for past violations. He says he plans to sell the company.
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[Southside-Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Southside Virginia officials are asking the state for 6 million dollars in tobacco settlement money to help Martinsville and Henry County.
The regions recently lost 33-hundred textile jobs -- today local officials asked the Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission to reserve the money for economic revitalization.
Virginia is expected to receive 4 billion dollars over the next 25 years from the tobacco settlement.


[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
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One day after a judge rules Elian Gonzalez can stay in Miami for now - Cubans are reacting.
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((NAT SOUND RALLY))
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[VO-NAT]
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Hundreds of Cubans attended a demonstration to demand Elian's return.
It's just one of many mass rallies in Cuba.
The local judge's ruling conflicts with the Immigration and Naturalization Service order to send Elian back by this Friday.
I-N-S says it will not forcibly return the boy to Cuba-
The conflicting ruling has prompted the Attorney General to review the court's action.
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((JANET RENO/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL: WE ARE REVIEWING THE COURT ORDER AND WILL MAKE AN APPROPRIATE STATEMENT IN SHORT ORDER.))
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[VO-NAT]


A hearing is set for March. The judge says she wants Elian's father Juan Gonzalez to have the chance to speak in an American court.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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A judge decides whether a school district had the right to expel six teens after a fight.
The story ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


And two years after a plane crashed into a Roanoke home, federal investigators issue a final report.
The latest, coming up.
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[sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT...TONIGHT DESPITE INJURY PROBLEMS RADFORD TROUNCES CONCORD. GW DANVILLE SPANKS PATRICK HENRY AND THE ANNUAL NASCAR MEDIA TOUR IS IN FULL SWING MIKES STEVENS HAS THE LATEST FROM CHARLOTTE. THOSE STORIES AND MORE LATER IN SPORTS.))

[Indictments]


[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-57 22:15]
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A fatal accident last spring led to a grand jury indictment today. A trucker is charged with two counts of manslaughter, for taking his eyes off the road.
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[VO-NAT]

[from 99-24 21:09]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./May;]


A Montgomery County grand jury charged the truck's driver, 31-year-old Richard Wayne West with the involuntary manslaughter of a New York couple.
West's tractor trailer went through a median, killing the elderly couple last May.
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[Crash-Cause]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-56 24:04]
[GRAPHIC=Plane Crash]


There was a ruling today on the cause of a fatal plane crash in Roanoke two years ago...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Dec. 10, 1997]


The National Transportation Safety Board says in its final - but inconclusive - report that James Notch's plane crashed into a house probably because of a loss of engine power.
The report also indicates the low cloud ceiling was a related factor.
Investigators did not find any evidence of mechanical malfunction.
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[Expelled-Students]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
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Remember that fight at a high school football game- in Illinois?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Decatur, IL/Last September;]


A federal judge today ruled the school district was within its rights to expel six high school students for fighting.
The Reverend Jesse Jackson's Rainbow Push coalition had filed suit on behalf of the students-
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[SOT 14:57:47]
[IN Q=The statistics]

((JESSE JACKSON/RAINBOW-PUSH COALITION: THE STATISTICS ON SCHOOL DISCIPLINE CLEARLY SHOW THAT AFRICAN AMERICANS AND OTHER MINORITIES ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY SCHOOL DISCIPLINE POLICIES.))
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[VO-NAT]


The School did reduce the 2-year suspension to one year after Jackson protested- but it stands behind its zero tolerance policy.
School officials claim this is not a racial issue - Jackson says he will appeal.
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[Easy-Off]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Product Recall]


50-thousand cans of Easy Off Oven cleaner are being recalled.
A valve problem on the cans means the cleaner can gush out-
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[vo-pinnacle]
So far at least a dozen reports of burns to the skin and eyes.
The Heavy Duty Oven Cleaner being recalled is in the 16 ounce yellow can with a solid yellow cap.
Only cans with the lot number B-9-3-0-5-N-J-2 on the bottom are affected.
If you have one of the cans wrap it in newspaper and throw it out.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Firefighters think they know what sparked a brush fire in the New River Valley today.
The story still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus Mr. Blackwell's infamous list of the worst-dressed celebrities is released.
It turns out Roanoke will get a close look at two of the top ten.
We'll explain.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-9 7 5/5 4 4 9/12 16 22 23 27/16 18 28 37 39/7]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
9-7-5

(nine, seven, five)


Pick 4:
5-4-4-9

(five, four, four, nine)


Cash 5:
12-16-22-23-27

(twelve, sixteen, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-seven)


Big Game:
16-18-28-37-39. Big Money Ball: 7

(sixteen, eighteen, twenty-eight, thirty-seven, thirty-nine. Big

Money Ball: seven)

[Pinochet]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=None]
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Former Chilean dictator Augusto (Pino-CHET) Pinochet has been ruled medically unfit to stand trial.
British doctors don't expect his condition to improve.
Pinochet is charged in a Spanish warrant with human rights abuses during his 17 years of rule in Chile.


[Salem-Manager]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-59 10:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The year two- thousand means change to the city of Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Randy Smith has announced he'll retire as city manager September first... It's a job he's held for the last 13- years.
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((RANDY SMITH/SALEM CITY MANAGER: I WANT TO GO OUT AND DO SOME THINGS WHILE I'M STILL YOUNG ENOUGH AND HEALTHY TO GO AND DO. I'VE SEEN TOO MANY PEOPLE OVER THE YEARS WHO'VE STAYED SO LONG, THAT WHEN THEY'VE LEFT THEIR HEALTH HAS BEEN BAD AND THEY DIDN'T LIVE LONG AFTER THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Salem City Manager; ]
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[OUT Q=after that.]
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[VO-NAT]


City council has appointed Assistant city manager, Forest Jones, to take over.
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[Brush-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-54 38:23]
[GRAPHIC=Brush Fire]


Strong winds were no help to firefighters
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]

battling a brush fire that charred nine acres in Montgomery County today.
The blaze started this morning off of McCoy Road.
Firefighters think it was sparked by Norfolk Southern workers who were welding on railroad tracks.
Norfolk Southern is keeping an eye on the area now, to make sure flames don't rise again.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
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In sports, hoops highlights from Radford and the high school ranks, plus the NASCAR Media Tour is on the road and Mike Stevens is traveling with the drivers.
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[VO-NAT]

First our Extra Point.
UVA Freshman Roger Mason is the ACC Men's Basketball Rookie player of the week.
The 6-5 Mason scored 36 points and grabbed five rebounds in two games. He shot nearly 71 percent from the field including a perfect six for six from three point range.
The Cavs are 10 and four overall and one and one in the ACC.
Now here are your scores.
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[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-58 tc 45:17]
[GRAPHIC=Radford]


The Radford Highlanders entertained the home crowd for only the second time this season.
And the fans left the Dedmon Center happy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford/Concord vs. Radford;]


Former Liberty high school star, Peanut Arrington made his first start for the Highlanders last night, as injuries plague Radford.
Cory Watkins makes the steal and passes off to Jason Williams for the uncontested dunk.
Radford continues to extend its lead, as Watkins goes inside to Ryan Charles, who cans the nice left hook.
Concord ties to keep it close, Keyod Rogers goes straight to the rim for two cutting the Radford lead to nine.
[super=33-Concord/66/Radford/96;]


But the Highlanders were untouchable last night as Williams goes straight down the lane for the slam and Radford reaches the 500 mark with the 96-66 win over Concord.
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[S-Bradley]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[anchor=denise]
[ss=hold]


The injured players coach Bradley was talking about--Senior Rian Everett who underwent an MRI yesterday on his knee, he's likely out for the season. His backup Lamar King has a broken foot.
Radford starts conference play Saturday against Winthrop.


[S-High]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-45 tc 1:35:18]
[GRAPHIC=hs hoops]


In the high school ranks GW Danville made the long journey to Roanoke for a meeting with the Patrick Henry Patriots.
The Eagles soared last night.
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Danville making strategy in the second half and whatever they planned seemed to work.
P-H working the ball around, gets it to Tony Stovall. Stovall drains the three pointer, he had 17 on the night.
GW answers as Lawrence Williams passes to Richard Thomas for the layup in transition.
The Patriots try to cut into Danville's lead, Mike Peery drives and dishes to Sidney Logan for the Deuce.
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The Eagles' Antonio Fitzgerald gets three of his 17 at the end of the third and Danville goes on to beat P-H 89-to-79.
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Still to come, Dodge debuts a new car which will compete in the 2001 NASCAR season and
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the latest from Charlotte and the NASCAR Media Tour. The Winston cup points champion will be a little richer at the end of the up coming season. We'll explain, and the latest on the Busch season after this.
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NASCAR officials announced last night that the point fund for this coming season will be worth a record 10 million dollars.
The 2000 Winston Cup champion is guaranteed to pocket at least three million dollars.
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Local favorite Rick Mast has firmed up his plans for the upcoming season. Mast told News 7 Sports that he has agreed to a multi-year deal with Larry Hedrick motorsports to drive the number 41 Chevrolet.
Mast also will have part ownership in the team.

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The annual NASCAR Media Tour is underway.
Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller filed this story from Charlotte, North Carolina.
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The New NASCAR season has yet to begin, but the 2001 season is already on least one car manufacturer agenda.
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Daimler Chrysler unveiled its new Intrepid in Detroit yesterday.
Built in North Carolina under the direction of Ray Evernham, the car will be tested for the next year before it makes its debut at the 2001 Daytona 500.
Evernham has not named a driver. Several other teams are also considering a switch to Dodge.
Rumors claim all of Richard Petty's teams will run Intrepids following this season.
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Mr. Blackwell is at it again.
The former fashion designer has released the 40-th annual list of worst-dressed celebrities.
And it turns out Roanoke will soon get a look at two of them...
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Topping the list is Cher.
He says the rock diva's fashion consists of "a million beads and an over-exposed derriere."
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Also on the list - teen pop sensation Britney Spears.
Both singers have concerts in Roanoke in the next few months.

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