[11Lewis-Gale]

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[TAPE#=99-52 49:23]
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There's been a major development concerning doctors departing the Lewis-Gale Clinic.
News-7 has learned that at least 14 of the 18 doctors who resigned this month -- all family-practice physicians -- plan to stay in the area.
They are now working on a deal that would let them continue seeing their regular patients without any interruptions.
Scott Goldberg has more.
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((
Here's the deal as explained to News-7 by a source very close to the negotiations.
Each of the 14 will seek to open his or her own, independent clinic outside of the Lewis-Gale network.
This would insure patients can continue to see their current doctors.
Negotiations are now focused on getting the doctors out of their non-compete clauses that would stop the doctors from practicing medicine in Southwest Virginia.
We're told Columbia H-C-A ... which owns Lewis-Gale Medical Center ... will help buy out the doctors' contracts.
It's in Columbia's interest to keep the clinic's doctors in town, because they regularly refer business to specialists at the Medical Center.))
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This is not a done deal.
But it is now the focus of negotiations in Nashville.
And we are told the doctors are confident they will not be leaving this area.
ALSO , News-7 has learned the names of four more doctors who resigned from the Lewis-Gale Clinic and will go out on their own next month:
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They are:
Rodney Poffenberger, a urologist who's also a vice president at the Clinic.
He plans to stay in the area.
Darrell Powledge, in occupational medicine -- also will stay in town.
Rana Goodrich, a family practitioner.
And Marie Malinchak (muh-REE MAL-in-check), also in family practice, says she's moving to North Carolina.
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This brings the total number of doctors who have resigned from the Lewis-Gale Clinic since December to 22.[montgomer

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Two people are dead after their car hit a tree hit in Montgomery County this morning. It happened on Big Falls Road in Montgomery County around one AM.
According to Police, that's when the driver 26 year old Michael L. Whittaker of Blacksburg ran off the left side of the road.
He then over steered the car...ran off the right side and hit a tree. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger...19 year old Justin Matthew Quesenberry also of Blacksburg (Kwe-sen-berry)...died one hour later at Montgomery County Regional Hospital. Police do not know if alcohol was involved.

[Cuban-Boy]


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Cuba is keeping up the heat in the Elian (eh-lee-AHN') Gonzalez saga.
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[SUPER=03-Havana, Cuba;]


Tens of thousands of people jammed the streets of Havana yesterday, demanding that the boy's relatives in Miami allow him to return to his father.
[super=03-Miami, FL;]


Back in Miami, Elian spent the day at the circus as the legal options available to his relatives in the U-S dry-up.

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((THE GOVERNMENT OF CUBA IS THE ONE THAT WILL RECEIVE THE CUSTODY OF ELIAN EVEN THOUGH HIS FATHER MAY RECEIVE HIM AND THAT IS WHAT IS NOT UNDERSTOOD HERE. ))
[SUPER=01-Jose Balulto/Family Advisor;]
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[VO-NAT]


Haitians and African Americans watch in frustration as Cuban refugees who come here are welcomed by I-N-S but Haitians are turned away.
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[IN Q=This is]

((THIS IS A DOUBLE STANDARD AND THIS DOUBLE STANDARD LEADS TO THE FEELING THAT RACISM IS ACTIVE AND WELL AND THAT PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION ARE VERY MUCH ALIVE AND WELL. ))
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[vo-nat]
A 1966 law virtually guarantees Cubans who reach American shores the right to remain in this country.
U.S. Officials say the Cubans get special treatment because they are fleeing economic and political oppression.
But Haitians are fleeing a country considered the poorest in the Western Hemisphere.
And Haiti has no government and no law.

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Tax-cutting arguments dominated the last Republican debate before the January 24th Iowa caucuses.
Candidates also criticized Clinton and the Democrats.
Cynthia Bowers has more.
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[SUPER=03-Johnston, IA; :00]
[SUPER=01-John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate; :23]
[SUPER=04-Iowa Public Television; :38]
[SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate; :48]
[super=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate; :58]
[super=01-Orrin Hatch/(R) Presidential Candidate; 1:17]
[super=01-Cynthia Bowers/Reporting; 1:23]
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((... It looked on the outside like it would be a carnival inside as all six Republican candidates arrived here for their final face off before the Iowa caucuses. nat...bauer
Inside, the setting was more subdued. The only real debate was over tax cuts, and naturally, the frontrunner, George Bush, was put on the defensive.
Sot/John McCain....Governor Bush's plan has not one penny for social security, not one penny for Medicare and not one penny for paying down the he national debt, and when you run ads saying you're gonna pay for social security, my friend that's all hat and not cattle. (laughter)
And then Bush got into it with his closest competitor here in Iowa Steve Forbes who suggested Bush's tax cuts in Texas didn't amount to much.
Sot/Steve Forbes "Most Texans have never seen those tax cuts and the same things going to happen with your proposal on the federal level... Sot/George W. Bush "You know something Steve nearly 69% of the Texans said overwhelmingly in 1998 you're the man, (shakes head)
All the candidates want to cut your taxes, but only one said the plans talked about in these debates were not going to happen.
Sot/Orrin Hatch "There isn't a single one of them that is going to go through the Democrats will fight it tooth and nail and then the Senate will filibuster."
))

[11Water-Breaks]


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The big temperature changes have caused a few water main breaks this weekend.
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[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


One of yesterday's breaks was along Hackney drive ... in the Oak Grove area of Roanoke County, near route 419.
When temperatures move quickly above and below freezing, that can force iron pipes to expand or contract rapidly, and some will break under the stress.
That has happened in several locations.
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[11Business-Review]


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[TAPE#=Biz Review]
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Another hit for the textile industry in Southside as another company is going South of the Border.
And the Rubatex strike gets heated.
Those stories in this week's Business Review.
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(( [99-41 at 2:02:00]
The doctors are not in ... and they can't say why they left.
18 resigned from the Lewis-Gale Clinic, in a dispute with the clinic's parent company.
Doctors and clinic officials are under gag orders while their lawyers are in negotiations. [99-46 at 1:20:16]
Yet another textile company is Going South.
How many jobs it's taking with it is not clear.
Dan River announced a joint venture with a company in Mexico.
It could mean as many as 500 Danville positions get cut. [99-51 at 36:36, file]
Cameras weren't allowed inside what was supposed to be a bankruptcy hearing for Tultex creditors.
It turned into a free-for-all ... with laid-off workers firing questions at the company's CEO.
Randy Rollins was ordered by a judge to submit written responses later this month. [99-47 at 1:14:23]
Tultex layoffs ... and job cuts at other apparel companies ... have made Martinsville's 20-percent unemployment rate the highest in the state.
That's why the city hosted a job fair this week.
More than a thousand applicants interviewed with employers from across Virginia and North Carolina. [99-46 at 1:21:09]
More saber rattling, four months into the Rubatex strike.
Bedford's biggest employer announced production is at 100-percent of pre-strike levels ... with half as many workers.

The striking Steelworkers Union called it a scare tactic to give the company a better bargaining position. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street, the Dow climbed 200 points, finishing the week at an all-time high.
The Nasdaq picked up 182 points, closing at four-thousand-64.))


[Sports-Plays]


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Long time area hockey fans will tell you the 1974 Roanoke Valley Rebels was one of the best teams to hit the ice in Southwest Virginia.
Well they're back and they'll be on the ice this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Like the rest of us they've aged.
But fond memories of Roanoke, the chance to skate with each other again and the opportunity to raise money for the Community Hospital Children's Cancer Center has made playing in the Old Timers Game worthwhile.
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[VO-NAT]


Doug Carpenter stayed in the game 33 years including six as an NHL coach.
He says while everyone may have lost a step or two on the ice, the game is sure to be entertaining.
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The puck drops at three.

[Monkey]


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[TAPE#=Health Check]
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In this morning's Health Check, researchers are one step closer to cloning humans. Another primate, the monkey, has successfully been replicated. Elizabeth Kaledin reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Gerald Schatten/Primate Research Center; ]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/Reporting; ]
[SUPER=01-Dr. John Gearhart/Johns Hopkins University; ]
[SUPER=01-Tom Murray/Hastings Center; ]
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((Her name is Tetra...and she represents the latest advance in cloning technology

(SOT) Gerald Shatten/ Oregon Regional Primate Research Ctr.

Tetra is the world's first monkey cloned by embryo splitting
Track: embryo splitting involves dividing an eight cell embryo into four identical parts. It's been done before in mice and cows but this is the first time a monkey...our closest genetic relative...has been cloned.
Scientists believe identical monkeys will be the best models in which to study human diseases.

(SOT)the potential to understand the genetic basis for disease in a

close animal relative may lead to life saving cures faster.
Track: It's completely different from the cloning of Dolly the sheep which involved a procedure called nuclear transfer. But both experiments have something in common: Their contribution to a growing debate about the ethics of cloning.
Stand Up Bridge/EK oc: Embryo splitting basically duplicates in the lab what the body does naturally in creating identical twins, triplets and quadruplets. For that reason there's fear the technology may be rushed in to answer problems of human infertility....opening the door to the possibility of human clones.

(SOT) Dr. John Gearhart/John's Hopkins University

there's always been a discussion about using this technology for increasing the number of embryos for couples in infertility treatments...to my knowledge it hasn't been demonstrated yet in humans but there's clearly that potential there.
Track: There are other concerns about simply creating animals for the sole purpose of experimentation and research....

(SOT) monkeys are just much more sympathetic creatures than lab mice or

rats.
Track: It's unclear what direction Tetra the monkey will take the future of cloning...but the warning among those debating it's merits...is proceed with caution. EK CBS News NY.))










[KC-Explosion]


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Investigators are still looking this morning for the cause of a house explosion that killed one person in Kansas City, Missouri.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO;]


Witnesses say they heard a series of explosions around 7:30 last night.
The blasts destroyed one home and set the one next door on fire. Neighborhood streets were also littered with debris.
The body of the victim was found in the house that exploded.
Two people were pulled from the other burning home.
Fire officials say they found a large amount of chemicals -- similar to the ones used in making fireworks.
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[Grayson-Fire]


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An unidentified victim is found after a fire destroys a house in Grayson County. According to Police, a house in the Whitetop section, burned to the ground yesterday just after 10-thirty a-m. No one usually lives in the house.
But when neighbors checked out the fire... they found a body. It's not confirmed if the victim's death is related to the fire and investigators are unclear what started the blaze.

[11Roanoke-FIre]


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Two homes were damaged .. one destroyed .. as the result of a fire in Roanoke.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Firefighters were called out to Loudon Avenue shortly after 3 yesterday afternoon-- about a block north of Shenandoah.
Both buildings were two-story homes.
Firefighters were able to control the flames within an hour. No word yet on the cause.
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[11Fire-Training]


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Dozens of Bedford County firefighters battled flames yesterday intentionally. It was part of a planned excerise.
And Joy Sutton reports, they used some new heat-seeking technology that could save lives in the future.
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[SUPER=01-Jason Ferguson/Montvale Fire Department;25]
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[SUPER=01-Wendy Long/Blue Ridge Fire Department;1:28]
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((NAT SOUND: GET INSIDE THE DOOR. GET INSIDE THE DOOR.)) [RUNS3]
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These fire fighters are battling a house fire.
A fire that was deliberately set -- all for the purpose of hands-on training.
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((LT. JASON FERGUSON/MONTVALE POLICE DEPT: WE HAVE TWO TO THREE PEOPLE GO INSIDE STACK PALLETS ON TOP OF EACH OTHER AND HAVE SOME HAY. THEY JUST LIGHT THEM WITH FLARES AND TRY AND GET THE FIRE GOING. AND TO SHOW WHAT A FIRE IS ACTUALLY GOING LOOK LIKE IN A HOUSE. THE TEAM GOES IN AND KNOCKS IT OUT.)) [RUNS23]
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[IN Q=Ferguson says excercises]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: FERGUSON SAYS EXERCISES LIKE THIS ARE BECOMING LESS POPULAR. HE'S SAYS MANY FIFE FIGHTERS ARE PRACTICING THEIR SKILLS AT TRAINING CENTERS. BUT HE'S SAY NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO THE REAL THING)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=real thing]
And inside the house the fire fighters are getting some help from the latest technology --- a thermal imaging camera

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[IN Q=A thermal imaging camera]

((RUSSELL BOLDEN/CAMERA DISTRIBUTOR: A THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA HAS A HEAT SENSOR WHICH PICKS-UP HEAT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OBJECTS. IF YOU HAVE A VICTIM DOWN IN A BUILDING IT WILL GIVE YOU A CLEAR IMAGE. SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND THAT VICTIM QUICKER)) [RUNS11]
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((NAT SOUND: I SHOW A LOT OF HEAT AROUND THAT OPENING)) [RUNS3]
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The camera can also be used on the exterior of the house to show hot spots -- to give the fire fighters an idea of where to start to attack the fire.
The camera costs around 15-thousand. None the fire departments participating in this training exercise have this technology bet. But the firefighters say all this training is invaluable.
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[IN Q=It's a tough situation]

((WENDY LONG/BLUE RIDGE FIRE DEPT: IT'S A TOUGH SITUATION. BUT AS LONG AS YOU GET THE RIGHT TRAINING. AND THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO TRAIN YOU. DON'T EVER SAY THAT TRAINING IS NOT A GOOD THING. IT'S THE ONLY THING THAT SAVES OUR LIVES)) [RUNS13]
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Joy Sutton, News 7, Bedford County.))



[Tobacco]


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[NEWSCAST=sun am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]



Two Southside legislators have sponsored a bill that would exempt thousands of Virginia tobacco farmers and quota owners from paying state income taxes on their tobacco settlement payments.
Danville Delegate Whitt Clement and Senator Charles Hawkins of Chatham introduced the legislation last week.
The bill still has to be approved by the General Assembly and signed by Governor Jim Gilmore.
The governor has not committed to the bill one way or the other. The bill also does not address federal income taxes on the money.

[11Britney-Spears]


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Britney Spears' April 7-th concert in Roanoke sold out in 43 minutes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hundreds of people tried their luck at the Roanoke Civic Center yesterday -- where a lottery system determined who would be the first in line to buy.
Jim Moore of Roanoke won the lottery -- and wasted no time getting to the ATM so he could by tickets for himself and his friends.
He says everyone is into Britney Spears.
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[SOT 5:43:03]
[IN Q=You need to listen]

((JIM MOORE/LOTTERY WINNER: YOU NEED TO LISTEN TO IT. IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE YOUNG PEOPLE. IT'S GOOD IT REALLY IS))
[SUPER=01-Jim Moore/Lottery Winner]
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[VO-NAT]


There were 85-hundred tickets available -- but only about a thousand of those were sold at the box office.
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((ANDREW MORRIS: I'M JUST RELIEVED WE GOT TICKETS. were you really nervous. YES))
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[VO-NAT]


57-percent of the tickets were bought on-line. Britney's concert is April 7th. LFO also will perform.

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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke College]


Roanoke College's men's basketball team is ranked 15th in the nation in division three.
A Roanoke City tandem has helped the Maroons to a 12 and two record so far this season.
Not only are Brad Dunleavy and Colby Leftwich good on the court, but they excel in the classroom as well.
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[SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke College Head Coach; :08]
[SUPER=01-Colby Leftwich/Roanoke College Forward; :22]
[SUPER=01-Brad Dunleavy/Roanoke College Guard; :33]
[SUPER=03-Salem/June 1998; 1:11]
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On the court that translates into an average of nearly 13 points a game for Brad Dunleavy.
Colby Leftwhich chimes in with more than 10 points and nearly 7 rebounds a game.
Dunleavy has dished out 49 assists this season, many of those setups involve his best friend.
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But the Maroons aren't the only beneficiaries of this relationship.
Area young people are memorized by the dianamic dual.
Both have taken time out to tutor young students both on and off the court.
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Brad wants to go into coaching. Colby, a business major, hasn't decided his path yet.
Both will graduate next year and one thing's for sure, basketball has made brothers out of these two friends.
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