[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Heads]
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Coming up-
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[VO-NAT]


More than one hundred people came out tonight in Bonsack. We'll tell you what they're worried about.
A HOT company in more ways than one - could bring jobs to Southside.
Plus these women are cutting all their hair off for a cause.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus we'll check out the cool moon tonight.
News 7 is next.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]


Over a hundred people turn out in Roanoke County tonight - They say if Wal-Mart's going to be their neighbor... there should be some rules.
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[Bonsack-Walmart]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00=03 16:58]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Wal-Mart says it's moving in... at the intersection of Route 460 and Alternate Route 220.
Tonight a company representative and county officials heard from the community.
And what they heard... wasn't a friendly welcome.
Joy Sutton reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Tonight;00]
[SUPER=01-John Kessler/Roanoke Co. Resident;12]
[SUPER=01-David Oliverio/Roanoke Co. Resident;32]
[SUPER=01-Elmer Hodge/Roanoke Co. Adminstrator;55]
[SUPER=01-Chris Gregory/Wal-Mart Real Estate Mgr.;1:08]
[SUPER=@Joy2;1:26]
[RUNS=1:31]
[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke Co.]

((More than a hundred people packed inside Bonsack Baptist Church to listen and voice their concern about a Wal-Mart Superstore coming to the Bonsack community.
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[SOT23:26:39]
[IN Q=All of the things]

((JOHN KESSLER/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: ALL OF THE THINGS I'M HEARING IS THAT THEY'RE BRINGING IT WHETHER WE WANT IT HERE. IT'S JUST WHAT CAN WE DO ... TO MAKE IT BETTER))
[RUNS= 9]
[OUT Q=better]


From property value decreases to neighborhood traffic, noise and crime, dozens of residents voiced concerns about their soon-to-be neighbor.
But some residents say the commercial development should come as no surprise.
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[SOT 23:23:25]
[IN Q=To me building]

((DAVID OLIVERIO/ROANOKE CO. RESIDENT: TO ME BUILDING A Wal-Mart ONLY FIVE MILES FROM DOWNTOWN ROANOKE ON A PROPERTY THAT'S BEEN ZONED THAT WAY FOR 20 YEARS. IT'S NO SHOCK TO ME IN FACT I'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THE DEVELOPMENT TO HAPPEN SINCE I MOVED HERE 9 YEARS AGO))
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[OUT Q=9 years ago]


Wal-Mart says there's no question the Superstore WILL be built... so county officials say the focus now should be on ways to make it an easy adjustment for the community.
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[SOT23:25:36]
[IN Q=I think be ivolving]

((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADM.: I THINK BE INVOLVING THE CITIZENS THAT WE CAN A MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE, THE DEVELOPER HAS SHOWN A LOT OF WILLINGNESS TO WORK WITH US AND I'M PLEASED WITH THAT))
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[OUT Q=pleased with that]


A Wal-Mart Representative says residents' concerns will NOT go unnoticed.
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[SOT23:30:06]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((CHRIS GREGORY/WAL-MART REAL ESTATE MGR. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ALL THE INFORMATION WE'VE GOTTEN HERE TONIGHT AND EVALUATE THEM AND SEE WHAT THINGS WE'VE ALREADY PROPOSED CAN BE DONE TO HELP MITIGATE THESE CONCERNS))
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[OUT Q=these concerns]


County officials also plan to set-up a resident group -- to work with the county, the developer, and Wal-Mart to make sure the community continues to be heard.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke Co.))
[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=None]


Wal-Mart says the earliest it would move in is spring of 2001.




















[Vinton-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton PD]


The report on the Vinton Police Department investigation will come out in the morning.
Judge Diane Strickland ordered copies that will be available at the County courthouse -though she said the document will be modified to exclude anyone named in the report who was not a subject of the investigation.
Former Police Chief Ricky Foutz, and his Lieutenant, Bill Brown, resigned as a result of the investigation.


[Munsey-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-01 43:09]
[GRAPHIC=Munsey]


Sources tell News 7 that the main suspect in Tara Munsey's murder investigation is a family acquaintance who has a criminal record.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./Last Week;]


Sources close to the investigation say that earlier this week, investigators secured search warrants in the case. They're still under seal.
But sources say the man's car has been searched for evidence.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Investigators are still questioning other people in the case and continuing to search for evidence and possible motives.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [02/17/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
Ad-lib about moon ring-just take it
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Robin ad-libs
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Campaign-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


South Carolinians go to the polls Saturday for primary day-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC;]

Today George W. Bush claimed he's in good shape with Republicans but that may not be enough.
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[SOT 20:26:24]
[IN Q=I do]

((I DO HEAR SOME CONCERNS AMONG REPUBLICANS THAT IT'S GONNA BE DEMOCRATS WHO DECIDE THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY. THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN))
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=that doesn't happen.]
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[VO-NAT]


In 1996 Democrats and Independents made up almost one third of the total Republican primary.
Today John McCain continued to court non Republicans.
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[SOT 20:26:53]
[IN Q=]

((JOHN MCCAIN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: MY FRIENDS, I'M PROUD, I'M PROUD, I'M PROUD THAT ANYONE WOULD FLOCK TO OUR BANNER.))
[SUPER=02-Sen. John McCain/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=to our banner.]
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[vo-nat]
If McCain has a chance of winning he must have Independents and Democrats. His aides have thousands of volunteers working to get the voters out on Saturday.
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[Bush-Conservatives]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:23:29]
[GRAPHIC=George W. Bush]


Virginia supporters of Bush are scrambling to remind social conservatives that George W. is their choice.
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[VO-NAT]

[15:06:54 - yesterday]
[SUPER=03-Greenville, SC/Yesterday;]


That's after the most socially conservative Republican candidate dropped out and endorsed John McCain.
Virginia social conservatives say Gary Bauer made a mistake.
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[SOT 18:08:50]
[IN Q=I personally]

((KAY COLES JAMES/BUSH SUPPORTER: I PERSONALLY WAS VERY DEEPLY DISAPPOINTED. SOME OF YOU MAY KNOW I WORKED FOR GARY BAUER AS THE SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT THE FAMILY RESEARCH COUNCIL. AND ALL I CAN IS THAT HIS ENDORSEMENT JUST FLIES IN THE FACE OF ALL OF THE PRINCIPLES, AND THE ISSUES, AND THE VALUES THAT WE HAVE ALL WORKED SO HARD FOR.))
[SOT 18:08:03]

((MIKE FARRIS/BUSH SUPPORTER: JOHN MCCAIN IS STABBING CONSERVATIVES IN THE BACK AND APPEALING TO THE INDEPENDENT VOTER. THAT IS NOT A FORMULA FOR VICTORY EITHER IN THE PRIMARY OR THE GENERAL ELECTION.))
[SUPER=01-Kay Coles James/Bush Supporter; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Farris/Bush Supporter; :19]
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[OUT Q=general election.]
[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=Campaign 2000]


McCain's campaign chairman in Virginia says: "I guess Mike Farris wants to lose again."
Farris was the only member of Virginia's 1993 Republican ticket who lost.

[Va-Poll]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Statewide Bush appears to be holding on to his support.
(+++++++)

[Take Pinnacle page 1020]
A new poll released today shows Bush with 54 per cent, to 31 per cent for John McCain.
The poll was conducted by Old Dominion University for a Norfolk newspaper.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Virginia's Republican presidential primary is 12 days away. Its national importance will be determined by the results from the South Carolina primary on Saturday and Michigan's on Tuesday.

[Plane-Crash]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=]
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A plane's cargo could have contributed to its fiery crash last night in California.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rancho Cordova, CA;]


The Emery DC-8 cargo plane carrying clothing, transmission fluid and small fuses smashed into a deserted auto salvage yard.
The crash killed three crew members and created a spectacular fireball- but no one on the ground was hurt.
The pilot reported a problem with shifting cargo shortly after takeoff near Sacramento.
Witnesses say the pilot struggled to control the plane as it headed back to the airport for an emergency landing.
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[Anthrax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Nearly 400 thousand people in the military have received a mandatory Anthrax Vacccine- but some servicemen say it's unsafe and have refused to take it.
Cindy Pena (Pen-ya) reports.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-]
[Super=01-Col. Redmond Handy/Refused Vaccine; 07]
[Super=01-Dr. Sue Bailey/Defense Dept.; 30]
[SUPER=01-Cindy Pena/CBS News;1:02]
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[OUT Q=CBS News.]

((COL. REDMOND HANDY IS ONE OF 350 SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE REFUSED THE VACCINE. HANDY QUIT THE MILITARY RATHER THAN GET THE ANTHRAX SHOTS. COL. REDMOND HANDY, REFUSED VACCINE: the defense department is conducting a defacto experiment, an investigational use of the drug. THE PENTAGON SAYS 600 PEOPLE REPORTED ADVERSE REACTIONS TO THE VACCINES, ADDING THAT MOST WERE ALLERGIC REACTIONS. TODAY MILITARY DOCTORS HAILED THE ANTHRAX VACCINES AS A LIFESAVER FOR THOSE WHO MAY BE EXPOSED TO THE DEADLY BACTERIA... DR. SUE BAILEY, DEFENSE DEPT. : we have a safe and effective vaccine against a deadly bacteria that is used by our adversaries without this vaccine, they would die a horrible death. THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT INITIATED THE MANDATORY INOCULATION PROGRAM IN 1998, BELIEVING NORTH KOREA, IRAN AND IRAQ ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH THIS DEADLY FORM OF BIOLOGICAL WARFARE. DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN WAS AMONG THE FIRST TO GET THE SERIES OF 6 SHOTS.BUT THAT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE TO HANDY HANDY: I dont think the department of defense has anything to gain by continuing this program. CINDY PENA: THE VACCINES ARE AFFECTING THE RECRUTING AND RETENTION OF SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN...AND THAT CONCERNS THOSE AT THE PENTAGON AND ON CAPITOL HILL . IN WASHINGTON, CINDY PENA FOR CBS NEWS.))




[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A former V-M-I cadet was arrested today - for setting a fire in the barracks.
The story ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


And... hundreds of people out-of-work in Southside could soon have new jobs - thanks to a life-saving product.
We'll explain.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=Sports Preview]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=in sports]

((BASKETBALL FEVER EVERYONE AND i'VE CAUGHT IT. STEVE MASON WITH YOU. BONNIE BALL ROCKS THE CASSEL TONIGHT WHILE THE TECH MEN COME UP SHORT ON THE ROAD. THE POPE CLINCHES HIS FIRST DISTRICT REGULAR SEASON TITLE SINCE 96 AND SALEM BATTLED THE MOUNTIES. MIKE STEVENS WILL HAVE THE STORY OF TWINS AT DAYTONA TODAY, THE ODAC MENS TOURNEY IS THIS WEEKEND AND THE EXPRESS'S DIFRAN IS LIGHTING UP THE SCOREBOARD, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

[Barracks-fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


A former V-M-I cadet faces arson charges in connection with a fire set in the barracks nearly two years ago.
It was the night six other cadets were "drummed out" for honor code violations.
Federal authorities believe Cadet John Daniel Payne started a fire in a barracks room.
Sometime after 3-30 in the morning of May 2nd, 1998 the fire started, but was quickly put out by cadets.
Payne was arrested this morning in Ashland.

[2Custody]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC1:00:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A Roanoke man who enlisted the F-B-I to get his children back is enjoying a reunion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

[shot of him & kids]
Tim Davis drove to Louisiana to pick up 6-year old Carrie and 7-year old Corey.
[SUPER=04-January 28;]

[airplane shot tape 00-04 TC 8:41]
The F-B-I arrested their mother for keeping the children in Louisiana illegally.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[graphic=None]


Davis is sending the kids to school Monday and says he will also seek counseling for them.
Their mother's trial is set for February 29th.


[Fire-Retardant]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=Sch]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:34:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A fire resistant product could save thousands of lives... and bring hundreds of new jobs to Southside.
The product is called Firefree 88. Does it really work? Surae Chinn finds out.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=These Firefighters]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Steven Beck/Company President; :23]
[SUPER=01-Barry Neal/Danville Firefighter; :37]
[SUPER=@Surae2; :43]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Archie/Danville Mayor; 1:14 second appearance]
[RUNS=1:36]
[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

((Nats. These firefighters are not responding to this fire--they're just waiting and watching. A company, that created a fire resistant coating, called firefree88 wants to prove its product can save lives. A side-by-side comparison shows one structure with firefree 88 and one without. )) ((15:16:38 STEVEN BECK/COMPANY PRESIDENT IT REFLECTS HEAT AWAY NOTHING BURNS ..INTO ITSELF.)) ((nats)) ((Barry Neal has been fighting fires for most of his life. He wants to see the product make his job easier.)) ((15:30:15 HOPE PRODUCT SLOWS GROWTH THAT'S THE MAIN THING))
((15:32:20 SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: AFTER 10 MINUTES THE STRUCTURE BEHIND ME IS DESTROYED BUT THE ONE WITH THE FIRE RETARDANT PAINT IS STANDING AND I CAN STILL TOUCH THE WALLS. 15:29:56 IT'S PRETTY UNREAL..COOL TO THE TOUCH. NATS: 15:23:15 IF YOU CAN PROVE IT CAN SAVE THOUSANDS OF LIVES THEN WE CAN TALK. Company officials are talking about building a manufacturing facility in Danville. That could mean hundreds of new jobs. ((15:33:53 I CAN ENVISION IT BEING USED ON NURSING HOMES, SCHOOLS, ANY STRUCTURE THAT WE BUILD.)) And officials are hoping to build on a burning desire to bring economic development to Southside. Surae Chinn, News 7, Danville.))
[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=None]

The corporation will decide whether it's bringing the manufacturing facility to Danville within two months.


[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead - a hint from the Federal Reserve today... the economy's booming- We'll tell you what that may mean for interest rates.
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[VO-NAT]


And, Is a lack of volunteers putting the brakes on local Meals-On-Wheels?
The story, coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-6 8 8/2 7 3 0/1 2 9 12 27]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
6-8-8

(six, eight, eight)


Pick 4:
2-7-3-0

(two, seven, three, zero)


Cash 5:
1-2-9-12-27

(one, two, nine, twelve, twenty-seven)



[Economy-Greenspan]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Interest Rates Up]


Expect to pay even more in interest rates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC]


The Chairman of the Federal Reserve says his best efforts to cool down the economy have not worked.
Greenspan tried to rein it in with a series of interest hikes since June- but the economy has continued to grow- driven by a roaring stock market, low unemployment and gains in productivity.
Today he warned the economy's strength could be its undoing.
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[SOT 20:13:30]
[IN Q=Those]

((ALAN GREENSPAN/FED RESERVE CHAIRMAN: THOSE PROFOUNDING BENEFICIAL FORCES DRIVING THE AMERICAN ECONOMY TO COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE THREATEN OUR CONTINUING PROSPERITY.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;]
[RUNS=08]
[OUT Q=CONTINUING PROPERITY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Analysts say Greenspan will likely raise interest rates again in March.
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[LOA-Meals]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:14:00]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[****ANCHOR TAG****]
Now more than ever many elderly people are relying on the Meals on Wheels program.
But as Joy Sutton reports, there aren't enough volunteers to meet the increasing need.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;00]
[SUPER=01-Sally Rugaber/Volunteer;11]
[SUPER=@Joy1;27]
[SUPER=01-Michele Daley/League of Older Americans;47]
[SUPER=01-Rosa Miller;1:10]
[RUNS=1:42]
[OUT Q=N7 Roanoke.]


(( Every Thursday Sally Rugaber delivers around 10 meals to home-bound senior citizens in Roanoke.
It's something she's done for the past seven years.
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[SOT 14:25]
[IN Q=This was something]

(( SALLY RUGABER/VOLUNTEER: THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT HAS A DIRECT INSTANT IMPACT YOU COULD REALLY GO IN AND DO SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE REALLY WANTED AND BE FREE FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK. IT TAKES ABOUT AN HOUR, HOUR TO AN HOUR AND A HALF))
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[OUT Q=and a half]


The Meals on Wheels program is totally dependent on its volunteers to deliver more than 5-hundred meals a day -- five day a week.
((//// SOT /////))
[SOT 17:28]
[IN Q=St. Marks Luthern]

((JOY SUTTON/REPORTER: ST. MARK'S LUTHERAN CHURCH IS THE NEWEST PICK-UP LOCATION FOR MEALS ON WHEELS BUT THE OPENING OF THIS NEW SITE HAD BEEN DELAYED BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE OF VOLUNTEERS EVEN THOUGH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE NEEDING THE SERVICE WAS GREATER))
[RUNS= 12]
[OUT Q=was greater]


The League of Older Americans says while the need for the program has been growing -- there aren't enough volunteers to help out.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 37:30]
[IN Q=We're at a point]

((MICHELE DALEY/LEAGUE OF OLDER AMERICANS: WE'RE AT A POINT WHERE OUR SITE SUPERVISORS HAVE TO DELIVER. WE DO WHAT WE CAN. IF IT GETS MUCH BIGGER THAN IT IS RIGHT NOW THEN WE'LL HAVE TO HAVE PEOPLE ON A WAITING LIST))
[RUNS=on a waiting list]
[OUT Q= 10]


But that could have serious consequences -- because many of the home-bound seniors rely on this nutritious meal.
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[SOT 37:46]
[IN Q=some people are]

((MICHELE DALEY: SOME OF THE PEOPLE ARE HIGH RISK AS FAR AS THEIR NUTRITION GOES. IT WOULD BE A PROBLEM))
[RUNS= 5]
[OUT Q=it would be a problem]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 40:51]
[IN Q=Since your not able]

((ROSA MILLER/RECIPIENT: SINCE YOU'RE NOT REALLY ABLE TO FIX A MEAL, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE IT ON HAND. SO IT'S GOD SENT. IT'S WONDERFUL AND THE MEALS ARE GREAT))
[RUNS= 10]
[OUT Q=are great]
(///// SOT /////)
[nat sot]
[IN Q=Hey Mr. Reynold]
((NAT SOT: HEY MR. REYNOLDS HOW YOU DOING, GOOD TO SEE YOU...good to see you too))
[RUNS= 3]


Rugaber says the connection she has made with the seniors -- and knowing that she is making a difference in their lives -- is well worth the time spent delivering the meals.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 14:46]
[IN Q=It gives you a lot ]

(( SALLY RUGABER: IT GIVES YOU A LOT OF WARM FUZZIES TO DO THIS))
[RUNS= 3]
[OUT Q=do this]


Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))











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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra point and SP-47 tc 2:01:22]
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Who clinched the Blue Ridge District regular season title? Stay with me to find out, also highlights from both the Tech men and women tonight
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-NFL; :00]

But first the extra point. The N-F-C East Champion Washington Redskins have bolstered their defensive backfield. The Redskins today signed free-agent safety Mark Carrier. He's a three-time Pro Bowl participant and joins the 'Skins from the Detroit Lions.
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[oc....last score.]


[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-54 1:30:05]
[GRAPHIC=A-10]


The Virginia Tech men's basketball team ran out of gas last night against George Washington, falling to the Colonials 71-68.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/HTS; :00]


Ricky Stokes had his Hokies firing on all cylinders most of the way.
Watch Roland Roberts finish with the nice move in the paint for Tech, his 12th point on the evening in the second half.
But the Hokies could not stop Val Brown. He goes baseline, blowing by the Tech defender for the basket. 57-55 Tech with eight minutes to play.
[SUPER=33-George Washington/71/Virginia Tech/68;]Dennis Mims lead the way for the Hokies, knocking down 17 points an

d 13 boards, this slam put Tech up by 1, 61-60.
Chris Monroe iced G.W.'s second half comeback with the try as Tech loses by 3.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 1:18:57]
[GRAPHIC=A-10]


In womens A-10 action, Virginia Tech put its 14 and 9 record on the line last night against St. Bonaventure.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Bonnies vs. Hokies; :00]

Bonnie Henrickson had her Lady Hokies focussed and they have to be with only four games left in the regular season coming into this one.
The Lady Bonnies draw first blood. Shannon O'Connell rips rope with the nice jumper from the left side.
But the Lady Hokies come right back. Crystal Starling gives to Tere Williams, [SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/73/St. Bonave

nture/56;]she goes right by her defender for two.
Tech can get you from the perimeter. My girl Sarah Hicks rips rope from the corner,a three pointer.
Amy Wetzel can count on the assist when she finds Williams for two. Tech wins 73-56.
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In ACC women's action, the Lady Cavaliers of Virginia topped Clemson 72-63. UVa had four players in double figure scoring. The 22nd ranked Lady Cavaliers have now won three straight and are 11 and 2 in conference play.

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Northside clinched the Blue Ridge District regular season title last night with a 48-40 win over William Byrd.
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It was senior night in Viking country last night as all of the fourth year men were honored before tip off.
Byrd tried to spoil the evening for the Vikes. Tyler McPeak finds Chad Myers off the screen, Myers buries the jumper from the right side.
Northside then with the nice ball movement. Sam Fertitta finds Tommy Morgan inside, Morgan hits the shot off the glass and the Vikings had a four point lead.
[SUPER=33-Northside/48/William Byrd/40;]Curtis Hethrington answers for the Terries going into the paint strong for

the bucket.
Northside's Jason Salter rips rope and the Vikings win their first district regular season crown since 1996.
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Over in Salem, the Spartans welcomed the Mountaineers of Alleghany to town for another Blue Ridge battle.
In the first period, watch Alleghany's Chris Turner take the pass in the lane, he's gonna make the nice fake and score the deuce.
[SUPER=33-Salem/63/Alleghany/59 ;]Salem would take control of this one though. Travis Hale uses his body and goes

in for the lay up, putting the ball in off the window.
The Spartans Manuel Lewis pulls down the rebound and then plays quarterback with the nice pass to Chris Gumaer for two and Salem wins it 63 to 59.
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It was a day race fans have been waiting for since the end of last season. Daytona featured the twin 125's yesterday. Mike Stevens and photographer Lynn Eller have the call.
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Roanoke volunteers are putting aside vanity for charity.
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Clients at Second Glance Salon are donating hair. It will be used to make wigs for kids with cancer.
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