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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up-
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Fire at a Marina on one area lake.. tonight.
Check out this accident on 220 in Roanoke tonight.
Elian Gonzalez' grandmothers arrive in the United States.
Plus a little girl who lost a cat- turns to the Web to help others out- We'll tell you about this new internet site.

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News 7 is next.
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[Marina-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=99-54 50:53]
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Fire at a Franklin County Marina tonight- the building went up in flames.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


The fire broke out at the Twin Ridge Marina near Philpott Lake shortly after 5:30.
When firefighters got there, the marina was already engulfed in flames.
The building burned to the ground. Firefighters say it's a complete loss.
The Marina housed a restaurant and snack bar, but it was closed for the season.
No boats were damaged- no one was hurt.
Firefighters don't know what caused the blaze.
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[Garage-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-56 31:48]
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More information on the building fire in Buchanan we told you about earlier in the newscast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan]


The fire happened at Larry O'Connor's Garage of off route 11.
Fire fighters say the garage was a total loss. No one was injured -- but one car inside the garage was destroyed.
No word yet on the cause.
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[220-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Drivers saw some unusual scenery
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tonight]

along a Roanoke highway tonight.
A Honda sedan ended up in the middle of Route 220 - straddling the concrete divider - just South of the Elm Avenue exit.
The accident occurred around eight o'clock tonight.
The car suffered little damage.
No one was injured - but the driver was taken away in handcuffs.
No word yet on charges.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [01/21/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Business-Crime]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-53 43:56]
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Shoplifting, check and credit card fraud are on the rise across country and also in our area.
But some Roanoke businesses are taking action -- to stop the problem from plaguing their stores.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Joy Newsroom]


Joy Sutton joins us from the news room with more.
[Live= Full/Joy]
[SUPER=@Joy1]


Jean,
It's a new program called Star City Business Watch - it works much like a Neighborhood Watch Program.
(rollcue... Neighborhood Watch Program.)
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[SUPER=01-Beth Brooks/Comfort Rest; :19]
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[OUT Q=to your customers.]

(( Comfort Rest is one business that has teamed-up with the Roanoke City Police Department in the Star City Business Watch program.
A program that offers training to employees on safety measures -- and also gives businesses up the to the minute information -- via fax -- on any criminal activity in the area.
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((BETH BROOKS/COMFORT TEST: WE ARE ABLE TO WATCH FOR SUCH THINGS AS PEOPLE WHO ARE PASSING FRAUDULENT CHECKS OR COUNTERFEIT MONEY. THAT'S A GREAT ADVANTAGE FOR A SMALL BUSINESS))
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((SGT. BUTCH STEAHLY/CRIME PREVENTION UNIT: WE'LL PROVIDE TRAINING TO THE BUSINESS SUCH AS ROBBERY PREVENTION, SHOP LIFTING PREVENTION, CHECK AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD, ANY TYPE OF TRAINING THEY WANT. WE ALSO PROVIDE FREE BUSINESS SITE SECURITY ASSESSMENTS SO WE CAN SHOW THEM WHERE THEY MIGHT HAVE WEAKNESSES))
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((BETH BROOKS/COMFORT REST: HE CHECK YOUR ENTRANCES, HE CHECKS YOUR LIGHTS, HE CHECKS ALL OF THE THINGS.))
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Businesses also receive a tape measure to place on the door -- that can help an employee determine the height of a suspect -- information that can be helpful to the Police Department.
Maria Gilmer, the General Manager for S and K Men's Wear, says although her store hasn't had much theft -- it's important to be proactive to prevent it from happening in the first place.
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[IN Q=If you can avoid]

((MARIA GILMER: IT KEEPS COST DOWN. IF YOU CAN AVOID THEFT OF ANY KIND BE IT MERCHANDISE ACTUALLY LEAVING OR MORE IMPORTANTLY WITH US CHECK FRAUD AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD THEN YOU CAN PASS THOSE SAVING ALONG TO YOUR CUSTOMERS))
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So far 30 businesses have joined the program. But police say there's power in numbers - so they're hoping more businesses will get involved.
[Double Boxes=Joy/Jean Newsroom]


Jean, interested business owners can pick up applications at the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Better Businesses Bureau, and the Commissioner of Revenue Office.

[Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:43:26]
[GRAPHIC=Volvo Layoffs]


Workers at the Volvo plant in Dublin got the news today they didn't want to hear ... more layoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The company anticipates a layoff of 400 to 500 workers next month.
That's in addition to 400 last month.
Volvo says the cutbacks come in response to dwindling demand for new commercial trucks.
The Dublin plant will scale back its output from 112 to 80 trucks a day.
But Volvo and union officials say they expect the lost production jobs to be restored later on.
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[SUPER=01-Jeff Gregory/Volvo Employee;]

((JEFF GREGORY/VOLVO EMPLOYEE: WE'RE HOPING THAT ONCE THINGS DO PICK UP WE'LL BE BOOMING LIKE WE WERE AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL CALL THESE PEOPLE BACK AND WE'LL BE BOOMING LIKE WE WERE ONCE AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=once again.]
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[VO-NAT]


Volvo says that despite the layoffs, its still undergoing a 148-million dollar plant expansion in Dublin- that addition is scheduled to open in August.
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[Griffin]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-1:15:32]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Roanoke judge's dismissed a murder case against suspect David Lee Griffin today- and that set up an angry confrontation outside the city jail.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Griffin was on trial for arson and murder in the death of his roommate in the Fall of 1997.
Paramedics found what they said was fresh blood on Griffin's shoe... blood that D-N-A tests showed had come from victim James Cline.
But the judge was not satisfied with the prosecution's explanation of HOW the blood had gotten there. So he sent the jury home and dropped the charges.
Cline's sister and a niece were there when Griffin was released from jail.
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[VO-NAT]


Griffin says he plans to go back to Denver where he was arrested about a year ago.
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[Pit-Bull]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-52 55:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke police shot and killed a pit bull today after the wounded dog went after an officer - for the second time in one week.
They attempted to hit the dog with a tranquilizer, but it tried to attack. It was the same dog that bit an animal control officer Wednesday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;]


Officers spotted the dog this morning on Eastern Avenue, the same neighborhood where officer C.E. Curry was bit several times after trying to round up two pit bulls Wednesday.
Officials say Curry should be able to avoid getting rabies shots.
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[Cuban-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


Elian Gonzalez's grandmothers are in the United States tonight- to plead their case before the American people.
Teresa Estacio reports.
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(( THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE OF OPINION BETWEEN THE GRANDMOTHERS OF ELIAN GONZALEZ: THEY BOTH BELIEVE HE SHOULD RETURN TO CUBA. BROUGHT TO THE U.S. ON FRIDAY BY AN AMERICAN CHURCH GROUP, THEY LOST NO TIME IN MAKING AN EMOTIONAL APPEAL:
daughter can't rest in peace until Elian is back in Cuba if you want to help - let my grandson come home
CUBANS IN MIAMI DON'T BELIEVE THE GRANDMOTHERS' WORDS ARE THEIR OWN:

THE SPOKESMAN FOR ELIAN'S MIAMI FAMILY, MADE HIS OWN EMOTIONAL APPEAL TO THE GRANDMOTHERS: o to the statue of Liberty, see what your daughter died for
SIX YEAR OLD ELIAN HAS BEEN LIVING IN MIAMI SINCE THE BOAT ACCIDENT LAST NOVEMBER IN WHICH HIS MOTHER DROWNED WITH TEN OTHERS. ONE OF THE SURVIVORS WHO NOW LIVES IN THE U.S., ALSO APPEALED TO ELIAN'S MATERNAL GRANDMOTHER:
WHILE HIS GRANDMOTHERS SAY THEY HAVE NO PLANS TO VISIT ELIAN DURING THEIR BRIEF VISIT, ELIAN REPORTEDLY TOLD HIS MIAMI FAMILY, "PLEASE DON'T LET THEM TAKE ME BACK." TE, CBS NEWS))
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still ahead - Governor Gilmore says it's not about political correctness-
But he wants a change to the SOLs.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus - David Duke's back. He's heading a new group - that he says fights for the rights of white people.
Details coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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((Hey guys this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office where we always try to match the weather with the sport! Get Up! Because we have plenty of hoopla tonight with news from the high school and college ranks. Plus, a former UVa football player gets a new heart. Details on the Big 7.))

[SOL-Diversity]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-49 58:20]
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Virginia's standards of learning tests in history don't include enough material on women and people of color- so says the Governor.
He wants that changed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


The Governor chafes at the term "political correctness" for what he's doing.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: WELL I DON'T THINK.. AMERICAN HISTORY.))16
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((SEN. EMILY COURIC/D-CHARLOTTESVILLE: ... I'M NOT GONNA BE SURPRISED THAT ANYBODY'S DOING IT. IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO.))
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Senator Couric headed up the study committee that recommended more diversity in the SOLs.
The Governor's directive to the state board of education is already the topic of a Democratic bill.






[Duke]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-]
[GRAPHIC=David Duke]


The N-Double A-C-P fights for the rights of African Americans- Now a group is being formed to represent the rights of Whites.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke is heading up the group.
He says it will protect whites from reverse discrimination in jobs, college admissions, and scholarships.
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((DAVID DUKE: WE ARE NOT A RACIST ORGANIZATION. WE'RE PROUD OF OUR EUROPEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE. WE WANT TO DEFEND OUR RIGHTS BUT WE'RE NOT TRYING TO SUPPRESS THE RIGHTS OR HERITAGE OF ANY OTHER PEOPLE.))
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[VO-NAT]


Duke says the National Organization for European American Rights will tackle discrimination against whites.
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((IT'S KIND OF AMAZING IN THIS COUNTRY WHEN BLACK AMERICANS DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS , WHEN OTHER MINORITY GROUPS DEFEND THEIR RIGHTS IT'S CALLED LOVE AND BROTHERHOOD, BUT WHEN EUROPEAN AMERICANS WANT TO PROTECT OUR HERITAGE IS CALLED HATRED, BIGOTRY AND RACISM.))
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Duke says European Americans are being violated by affirmative action and other policies that force reverse discrimination.


[Bradley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Presidential Candidate Bill Bradley says he'd rather talk health care than his health-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Muscatine, IA]

but he found himself answering questions about his heart condition today.
Bradley says he has an irregular heartbeat and takes medication for it twice a day.
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((BILL BRADLEY/DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'VE BEEN OUT CAMPAIGNING. I WILL CONTINUE TO CAMPAIGN. IT HAS ABSOLUTELY NO AFFECT ON MY ABILITIES TO DO THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE JOB IF I WERE SUCCESSFUL.))
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[VO-NAT]


With the exception of John McCain every major candidate is in Iowa campaigning before Monday's caucuses.
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[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-47 1:23:28]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The field won't be set for a few more weeks, but the number of candidates interested in Roanoke City Council is now in double figures.
Joe Dashiell has more on what promises to be a crowded campaign.
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((It was Carroll Swain's turn to make it official... Backed by family, friends and two of his colleagues on council, the Democrat incumbent said he wants to continue serving Roanoke citizens.
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((CARROLL SWAIN/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I FEEL THAT I'M GOING TO BE THERE FOR THEM, AND I WANT TO BE THERE FOR THEM.))
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David Bowers may not have Democratic opposition... but Swain and the other Democratic incumbents seeking re-election, Linda Wyatt and Jim Trout won't get a free pass to the May 2nd ballot.
So far the list of probable Democratic challengers includes city employee Angela Norman, and former council candidates Bill Bestpitch and Alvin Nash.
The Republican ticket will likely be lead by Ralph Smith, the Roanoke businessman who has been lining up support for mayor..
And there are some interesting names among the independents... neighborhood activist Duane Howard has already announced for mayor, but former Councilman Mac McCadden is also considering an independent bid for Bowers' seat... and basketball ref and conference commissioner Dan Wooldridge says he may run for council as well.
And the list probably won't end there... Several candidates have already come and gone, and others will likely surface before the filing deadlines.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


When News 7 returns - a Roanoke lawmaker says the abortion debate got too personal in Richmond today.
Details ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus - losing a pet can be traumatic - especially for a child.
But for one North Carolina girl - there's a happy ending, that just may benefit plenty of pet-owners for years to come.
We'll explain.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-4 3 1/7 6 2 3/4 8 17 18 19/4 8 12 37 45/21]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
4-3-1

(four, three, one)


Pick 4:
7-6-2-3

(seven, six, two, three)


Cash 5:
4-8-17-18-19

(four, eight, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen)


The Big Game:
4-8-12-37-45. Big Money Ball: 21

(four, eight, twelve, thirty-seven, forty-five. Big Money Ball:

twenty-one)

[2Abortion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-51 50:34]
[GRAPHIC=Abortion]


Tomorrow is the 27th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion ruling.
Today, abortion remained a hot topic in Virginia's House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


One anti-abortion lawmaker actually presented the 99 other delegates a list of their children's names-- reminding them their children could have been aborted.
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[anchor=Jean]


Roanoke Delegate Chip Woodrum took exception to that.
He said it was offensive that his children's names appeared to advance a cause.

[Lost-pets]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=net 13:31:54]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It's an internet site that could give hope to all those who lost pets.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC]


Nine-year - old Emily Bennett was upset when her cat Teddy ran away.
He came back... But Emily and her dad were inspired to help others who had lost their pets.
So they started the website... purple-pets-dot-com.
That's where you can log on to see if anyone has found your lost pet... or post a picture of your missing pet.
Emily's dad is a computer expert and admits he's the brains behind the web site.
But at the heart of it - are his kids.
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[vo-nat]
Bennett says Purple-pets-dot-com is the largest database of lost and found pets in the world.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
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Lots of hoopla to talk about tonight from the high school ranks to the college hardwood. Plus, a former UVa star literally gets new lease on life. And Compton out runs them all at Daytona.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Heavenly, CA; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point - this is not Fishburne Park in Roanoke it is the US Freestyle Grand National skiing event in Heavenly, California. 30 countries are represented at the competition which at times borders on the absurd. Now tonight's high school scores and the Express tally from Trenton.
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[Garage-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-56 31:48]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


More information on the building fire in Buchanan we told you about earlier in the newscast.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buchanan]


The fire happened at Larry O'Connor's Garage of off route 11.
Fire fighters say the garage was a total loss. No one was injured -- but one car inside the garage was destroyed.
No word yet on the cause.
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[S-PH]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 2320tc]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL HOOPS]


We begin over at Patrick Henry where the Patriots tuned up for today's Crestar Classic showdown against Mt. Zion by taking on district rival Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Eagles vs. Patriots;:00]

The Patriots warmed up a chilly night in a hurry with their quickness, as Nick Clements dishes to Tyson Hawkins inside for the layin to push the PH lead near double figures. Then watch six-five Mitch Moore convert the reverse spin into a fade away jumper as PH starts to pull away in the first quarter. Tyrone Ferrell would get the PH break rolling in the second as he finishes off the flurry with a layin. But give it up tonight for the Eagles' number 50 Julius Jamison. Watch him show his quickness and soft touch with the turnaround Jumper from the high post that gets all net. Then he goes baseline and drops a dime on the Patriots with the short J. He also was a beast inside. On several occasions he went right at the
[SUPER=33-Franklin Co./71/Patrick Henry/85;]

Patriots and dunked on them on with his own moves or while cleaning up messes his teammates made. But PH gets the win tonight 85-to-71 over the Eagles.
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[S-Crestar]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-60 (18:39)]
[GRAPHIC=Crestar Classic]


Tonight the Salem Civic Center is the place to be for the Crestar Roundball Classic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/1993; :]


This year the one day event features Oak Hill, The number one team in the country.
Most fans are familiar with the school from the Mouth of Wilson. Players such as N-B-A forward Jerry Stackhouse starred in the tournament and areas fans may also remember Jeff McGinnis just to name a couple of high profile players that competed in the tournament.
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[IN Q="We're been...]
[SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Crestar Tournament Director; :]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=.....well attended." -- DOUBLE OUT!!!]
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[vo-nat con't]
The games begin at three with Salem taking on Liberty. Fleming battles Gar-field at 4:45 and Patrick Henry takes on the 20th ranked team Mount Zion out of Raleigh at 6:30. Then the nightcap at 8:15 has Cave Spring hooking up with Oak Hill.
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((AD LIB BOARDS))
((BYE BYE))




[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-47 (1:49:39)]
[GRAPHIC=Atlantic 10]


The Tech men have won three straight conference games in the Atlantic 10.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


But the biggest conference test for the rejuvenated Hokies comes this afternoon when Tech makes the road trip to Philadelphia to take on John Chaney's Temple Owls.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We're really...]
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Tech is 9 and 7 overall and 3 and 2 in the conference. The Hokies and Owls tip it off at 4 today.


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Roanoke College hosts a men's and women's doubleheader today.
The Lady Maroons start the session at 12:30 against Randolph Macon Woman's College.
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This is a chance for Roanoke College to get back on the winning track after losing to Bridgewater at home on Tuesday.
Coach Susan Dunagan says her team is finally gaining confidence as it gets more comfortable with the new offensive scheme.
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The Roanoke College men play Randolph Macon at 3 in the second game. ((AD LIB BOARDS))
((BYE BYE))


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UVa has extended Terry Holland's contract through the year 2004. Holland has a rolling five year year that is subject for review every year. He has been UVa's athletic director since 1995.

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You may remenber last month we told you about a former UVa football player named Mark Lindsey.
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The hulking 260 pounder from Richmond never played for UVa after a rare virus attecked the left vertricle of his heart and left him in need of a transplant. Well, this Wednesday night, Lindsey got his much needed new heart. He had been at the UVa medical center for seven months waiting for a donor. Tonight, his doctor told us that his condition already has been upgraded to fair just two days after the surgery.
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The Fords wrapped up their two day test session at Daytona this afternoon and in the process finished up pre-season testing for all makes. And rookie Stacy Compton had the fastest time of anyone in the Melling Ford posting a lap at just under 188 miles an hour. [DAYTONA TESTING] Ricky Rudd was second with another rookie Scott Pruett third. And Bill Elliott was fourth fastest.


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