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[TALENT=Keith]

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One confirmed dead- -two people still missing in the New River Castings explosion. We'll hear from survivors of the blast and review the plant's safety record on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And the legislature takes action on a bill banning children from the bed of your pick up truck.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[MIKE LIVE!!!]
Tonight in sports, the city of Roanoke has been selected to host the Big South basketball tournament the next two years at the Civic Center. We'll hear from the newly crowned state basketball champs from Catholic.
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[VO-NAT]

And tonight here at the Hotel Roanoke Frank Beamer is being honored yet again.
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[WX-Head]
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Today's weather story includes a strong dust devil in Amherst County and record warmth coming tomorrow. Details coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[VO-NAT]


The search continues in Radford tonight for two women missing for more than 20 hours.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Radford-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=00-09 at 23:30]
[GRAPHIC=Explosion]


The explosion happened last night at the New River Castings plant, where about 100 people were working. Curtis Groom was killed in the explosion. 6 others were injured.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Starlink]


Teresa Hamilton has been at the plant all day and joins us with the latest on the search.
[Live= Full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Teresa1]
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Radford; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lee Simpkins/Radford Fire Chief]
[SUPER=01-Max Horton/Survivor]
[SUPER=01-John Doddridge/Intermet President]
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(())

[Live= Full/Starlink]
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[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Starlink]



[Safety-Record]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=99-52 1:51:41]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Potential safety problems at the factory have come under the scrutiny of government investigators.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg has been checking the files and has more tonight on the company's safety record.
[Live=Scott Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


Keith ... New River Castings already faces more than 200-thousand dollars in possible fines for violating federal safety standards.
Those fines could get even steeper if it turns out the company did not take precautions that could have prevented last night's explosion.
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[SOT]
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[SUPER=03-Radford/Last Night]
[SUPER=04-September 1999]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=safety violations.]

(([explosion video] In the last year alone ... the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched three major investigations at New River Castings.
[pre pro page #1]


First, in March, OSHA found New River Castings violated federal electrical and wiring standards.
That cost the company 812-dollars. [file from 99-27 at 1:11:29]
Last summer .... 29-year-old David Gravely almost died when he was crushed by a 900-pound piece of machinery.
[pre pro page #2]


What caused it to fall is part of another investigation ... into five possible workplace-safety violations.
That could cost the company 196-thousand dollars.
[pre pro page #3]


Another open investigation started last fall.
This one, looking into three more quote "serious" violations ... could lead to another 12-thousand dollars in fines.

[new river castings video]
New River Castings' parent company did not return a phone call asking about the facility's safety record. [intermet video from lynchburg feed tape]
The parent company, Intermet, is based in Troy, Michigan.
It operates five facilities in our area -- [lynchburg foundry video]
Including the Archer Creek Foundry in Lynchburg ... where OSHA also has two ongoing investigations into workplace safety violations.))
[Live= Full/Newsroom]


If companies violate OSHA standards, they're not forced to close.
They just have to pay those fines ... and promise to make their workplaces SAFE places for their employees.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/newsroom]


Keith.


[Blackburn]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:20:32]
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A Radford policeman accused of molesting a female officer pled guilty to assault and battery today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin/November 10]


Gaither Blackburn avoided any jail time. He will have to pay a 25-hundred dollar fine and do 200 hours of community service.
The incident took place last fall after a party at the house of a Floyd County deputy.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


The woman said she had fallen asleep between Blackburn and the deputy. She woke up to find Blackburn's hand inside her shorts.
Blackburn said he'd been trying to shake her... to wake her up.
He remains on administrative leave.

[Microwave-baby]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-40 2:03:42]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A New Kent County woman has been found competent to stand trial on charges of killing her infant son by putting him in a microwave and turning it on.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Kent/File Tape]


Elizabeth Otte (OH'-tay) was evaluated to determine whether she is fit to stand trial on a first-degree murder charge in the death of one-month-old Joseph Lewis Martinez.
The baby was found dead last September in the microwave in the home where Otte lived with the child's father, Joseph Anthony Martinez. [v/o runs :16]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Whether Otte was sane at the time of the killing has yet to be determined.


[Dog-Bite]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A 4-year-old boy was attacked by a pit bull in Franklin County today.
The child was bitten several times in the face. He's in serious condition at a Roanoke hospital.
Authorities say the boy is from Charlottesville and was visiting relatives.

[Area-Code]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-51 1:37:58]
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Lynchburg and parts of central Virginia could soon be getting a new telephone area code.
The 8-0-4 code is expected to run out of phone numbers by next summer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte C.H.]


So the State Corporation Commission is asking the public what it prefers.
Residents who spoke at a public hearing today favored a geographic split of the current area code.
They DON'T like the idea of an overlay.. where all current 8-0-4 numbers would remain the same, but new listings would get a new area code.
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((WILKIE CHAFFIN/PRINCE EDWARD CO. RESIDENT: WITH THE OVERLAY SYSTEM, YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR MIGHT HAVE A DIFFERENT CODE. IN FACT, YOU HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING THE AREA CODE UNLESS YOU KNOW HOW LONG THE BUSINESS HAS BEEN IN OPERATION OR HOW LONG THE INDIVIDUAL HAS BEEN LIVING THERE.))
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[OUT Q=has been living there.]
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[VO-NAT]


Two more public hearings are scheduled for later this month.
A decision is not expected until late summer.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A moment of silence for Virginia's public schools is revived in the state capitol. We'll have the latest.
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[VO-NAT]


And who's keeping an eye on nursing homes in our area to make sure elderly residents aren't abused? We'll show you... coming up.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:07:14]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capitol Moment of Silence]


The House of Delegates has revived a mandatory moment of silence for schoolchildren across Virginia.
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((DEL. PAUL HARRIS/R-CHARLOTTESVILLE: WE KNOW THAT WE CANNOT MANDATE PRAYER. BUT WE CAN MANDATE A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR MEDITATION, REFLECTION, OR PRAYER.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Paul Harris/(R) Charlottesville;]
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[OUT Q=reflection or prayer.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./File Tape]


A moment of silence is currently the option of a local school board.
The bill the House approved today, on a 75 to 23 vote, would mandate a full minute for "meditation, reflection, or prayer."
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[IN Q=Our schools]
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((DEL. LIONELL SPRUILL/D-CHESAPEAKE: OUR SCHOOLS WERE BETTER OFF WHEN WE HAD OPEN PRAYER IN SCHOOL.))
[SOT 02:43:46]

((DEL. JIM DILLARD/R-FAIRFAX: WE HAD A CONSTITUTIONAL LAWYER FROM RICHMOND HERE SPEAK VERY STRONGLY ABOUT HOW HE THOUGHT IT WOULD BE CHALLENGED AND WOULD BE STRUCK DOWN ON CONSTITUTIONAL GROUNDS.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Lionell Spruill/(D) Chesapeake; :00]
[SUPER=01-Del. Jim Dillard/(R) Fairfax; :05]
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[OUT Q=Constitutional grounds.]
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[VO-NAT]


The bill now goes back to the Senate, which has already approved the statewide mandate concept.
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[Pickup-Bill]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:19:41]
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A bill banning children age 15 and under in the beds of pickup trucks has been signed off on in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Ins. Inst. for Highway Safety;]


The bill would impose a 25 dollar fine on violators.
But NO points would go on the violator's license.
The bill includes exceptions for certain farm uses and for parades.
Governor Jim Gilmore has NOT announced if he'll sign the ban.
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[TALENT=Keith]
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Former Governor George Allen vetoed the bill twice.


[Bliley]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
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A big shake-up in Virginia politics--
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Capitol sources say Virginia's senior congressman, Richmond-area Representative Tom Bliley, will NOT run for re-election.
Bliley is chairman of the House Commerce Committee in Washington, and has been the tobacco industry's most powerful ally in recent years.
He would NOT confirm the report when asked by Richmond TV station W-W-B-T.
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((REP. TOM BLILEY/(R) 7TH DISTRICT: I CAN'T TELL YOU A THING. Why not? Are you gonna seek re-election in the fall? UH-- HAVE NO COMMENTS. Why won't you comment? SLAM.))
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[OUT Q=comment? SLAM.]
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[VO-NAT]


Republican sources say a formal announcement could be made later this week.
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[Trout]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:55:55]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


Jim Trout says a groundswell of support caused a change of heart. Today, he filed the necessary petitions to run for Roanoke City Council as an Independent.
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[SOT 15:38]
[IN Q=In the grocery store]

((IN THE GROCERY STORE AND PICKING UP MY DRY CLEANING, AT THE HEALTH CLUB, AND THE BANK LOBBY PEOPLE SAID JIM WHY DON'T YOU RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Trout/(I) Candidate for City Council;]
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[OUT Q=as an Independent.]
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[VO-NAT]
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Last month, Trout failed to win the Democratic nomination and said then he would support the ticket.
Now, Trout says he will run an Independent campaign stressing education and economic development.
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((AFTER ALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION TRAVEL PARALLEL LINES. THE SUCCESS OF ONE WILL ENERGIZE THE OTHER.))
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[OUT Q=will energize the other.]
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[VO-NAT]


Democratic Council member Carroll Swain has also been gathering signatures for an Independent campaign. He's expected to file tomorrow.
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[Mills]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-04 47:34]
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The former general manager of WVTF says he wants to clear his name. Today, Steve Mills confirmed he has retained a Roanoke attorney.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./October 1995]


Mills was removed from his post at the public radio station on Friday.
A target of critics for his programming decisions, Mills ran into trouble most recently when the station dropped broadcasts of the Metropolitan Opera.
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[ANCHOR=KEITH]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Today, Mills declined an interview on camera, but said he wants to tell his story. Mills said Roanoke Attorney Roberts Moore has agreed to represent him.


[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
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Stocks fell on Wall Street today as Alan Greenspan again warned that interest rates will be headed up - if the economy doesn't slow down. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow fell 197 points. Nasdaq dropped 10.
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[Etoys]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-59 44:14]
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One of the country's leading distributor of children's toys has a distribution center in Pittsylvania County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;]


E-toys sells its products online and just recently the company shipped its first batch of orders out of Southside.


The company is helping to absorb the hundreds like James Bacote (Ba-coat) who have been left out of work from the massive shut down of textile plants.
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[IN Q= We feel secure]

((JAMES BACOTE/DISTRIBUTION SUPERVISOR: WE FEEL SECURE HERE. WERE SHIPPING TOYS MAKING KIDS HAPPY. EXPECTATIONS ARE UNLIMITED.))
[SOT 1:11:59]

((LORI RIANO/COMMUNITY RELATIONS COORDINATOR: I THINK WHEN SOMEONE GETS LAID OFF THEY'RE NOT SURE OF OPTIONS. AND TO KNOW THERE IS A NEW INDUSTRY HAS TO BE EXCITING FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE.))
[SUPER=01-James Bacote/Distribution Supervisor;:00]
[SUPER=01-Lori Riano/Etoys Spokesperson; :10 ]
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[OUT Q=lot of people.]
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[VO-NAT]


E-toys dot com currently employees about 90 people. The company hopes to eventually have a staff of more than 3-hundred.
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[Nursing-Homes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:34:30]
[GRAPHIC=None]

A CBS Eye On America investigation last week revealed elder abuse is on the rise in nursing homes.
Tonya Flory shows us how that's prevented in the Roanoke Valley.
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[SUPER=01-Mary Simpson/LOA Ombudsman; :21]
[SUPER=@Tonya2; 1:19]
[RUNS=1:27]
[OUT Q=News 7.]

(( Former Giles County Judge Charles Andrews lives at Pheasant Ridge nursing home. He seems very content with the conditions, and it's Mary Simpson's job to make sure he stays that way. Simpson is the League of Older Americans Ombudsman for the Roanoke Valley region. She takes calls on everything from neglect to picky eaters.
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[SOT tc 00:36:39]
[IN Q=They had a]

((MARY SIMPSON/LOCAL OMBUDSMAN: THEY HAD A DINNER AND THE LOVED ONE DIDN'T LIKE PORK CHOPS SO THEY MIGHT HAVE WANTED SOMETHING ELSE AND THEY WERE NOT GIVEN A SUBSTITUTE AND THEY WERE TOLD THEY WOULD HAVE TO EAT WHAT'S ON THEIR PLATE.)) [RUNS:13]
[OUT Q=on their plate.]

Simpson says one important issue family members should consider before placing a loved one in a nursing home is the number of health care workers on duty.
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[SOT tc 00:43:05]
[IN Q=In the state]

((MARY SIMPSON/LOCAL OMBUDSMAN: IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA THERE IS NO STAFF TO RESIDENT RATIO GUIDELINES, ACCORDING TO THE STATE OF VIRGINIA IT'S ADEQUATE STAFF.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=adequate staff.]

[Pre-Pro] Simpson says an ideal workforce as recommended by the National Coalition for Nursing Home Reform is one Certified Nursing Assistant -- CNA -- per 5 residents during the day, in the evening one CNA for every 12 residents and one per 15 for the night shift. Even if all seems well, Simpson always leaves her number for residents to call after her visit with them.
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[SOT tc 16:17:32]
[IN Q=You know]

((YOU KNOW THAT YOUR RIGHTS DON'T STOP JUST BECAUSE YOU COME INTO A NURSING HOME.)) [RUNS:05]
[OUT Q=nursing home.]

And she leaves them with a sense of empowerment to take care of themselves.
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[SOT tc 16:25:20]
[IN Q=I feel good]

((I FEEL PRETTY GOOD ABOUT HELPING SOMEONE.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=helping someone.]

Tonya Flory, News 7. ))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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(KEITH TOSSES TO MIKE)



Not only will we hear from Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer, who is being honored here tonight but we'll also hear from the newly crowned state champs from Roanoke Catholic.
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[VO-NAT]

And tell you how Radford University and the City of Roanoke have been chosen to host the Big South basketball tournament starting next year.
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[S-Beamer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[Live=Mike Full/Microwave]
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mike adlibs

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[S-South]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Today, the Big South Basketball conference announced that Roanoke will host the 2001 and 2002 men's and women's basketball tournaments. There were many factors that lead to bringing the event to the Roanoke Civic Center.
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[IN Q="we]
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((WE HAVE FOUR INSTITUTIONS THAT ARE WITHIN A COUPLE OF HOURS OF ROANOKE SO WE FEEL LIKE WE WILL HAVE GOOD SUPPORT FROM THOSE INSTITUTIONS AS WELL AS FROM THE ROANOKE AREA ITSELF. FINANCIAL PACKAGE WAS ALSO PART OF THE CRITERIA, SO, ONE OF THE REASONS WE'RE GOING TO ROANOKE, AND ALSO, WE DISCUSSED THE FACT THAT ROANOKE IS A NEUTRAL SITE AS AN ISSUE THAT OUR COACHES ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT AND WAS PART OF THE PROCESS IN MAKING THIS DECISION.))
[OUT Q=....making this decision"]
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[S-Catholic]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-57 1:56:17]
[GRAPHIC=Tourney Time]


Roanoke Catholic will honor it's basketball team tomorrow on campus for winning the school's first ever state basketball championship . This past Saturday, the Celtics beat Seton to capture the Virginia Independent Schools Division II title. Playing the likes of Cave Spring and Radford this season was a key factor.
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[IN Q="after]
[SUPER=01-Dick Wall/Roanoke Catholic Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-J.R. Reynolds/Celtics Point Guard; :19]
[SUPER=01-Donnell Priest/Celtics Center; :24]

((DICK WALL/ROANOKE CATHOLIC HEAD COACH:AFTER WE PLAYED OUR STATE CATHOLIC TOURNAMENT WE FIGURED OUT THAT WE HAD PLAYED 27 GAMES AND THAT 19 OF THOSE GAMES WERE AGAINST TEAMS THAT WHICH WERE STILL PLAYING FOR A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP EITHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL. SO WE PLAYED SOME REAL GOOD TEAMS THROUGH OUT THE SEASON AND SO WE FEEL LIKE SATURDAY WE WERE READY TO PLAY. WE WEREN'T AFRAID OF ANY COMPETITION PUT IT THAT WAY.)) ((J.R. REYNOLDS/CELTICS POINT GUARD:I LOVE IT, IT'S GREAT, IT FEELS GOOD AND IT'S EXCITING.)) ((DONNELL PRIEST/CELTICS CENTER:BASKETBALL IS ON THE RISE HERE AND THIS IS GONNA BE A GOOD SQUAD FOR YEARS TO COME AND I'M GLAD TO BE A PART OF THIS . I'M GONNA COME BACK AND SEE THEM ALOT.))
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[OUT Q=see them alot"]

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58 1:25:32]
[GRAPHIC=Express]

The Roanoke Express is keeping the franchise's biggest streak alive. The Express has made the ECHL playoffs again this season and that means this team has reached the post season every year since it's formation in 1993.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie; :20]

((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:IT IS NICE TO GET IT DONE EARLY,WE ARE THE FIRST TEAM IN OUR CONFERENCE TO DO IT. YOU KINDA TAKE IT FOR GRANTED THAT YOUR GONNA MAKE THE PLAYOFFS BUT IT IS AN ACCOMPLISHMENT. I THINK THAT NOW THE FACT THAT WE CAN START FOCUSSING IN ON GETTING THE POSITION THAT WE WANT AS FAR AS HOME ICE, MAYBE THROUGH THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS AND IF WE'RE LUCKY MAYBE THREE ROUNDS FOR THE CONFERENCE.)) ((DAVE GAGNON/EXPRESS GOALIE:THAT WAS NEVER AN ISSUE. WE WERE MAKING THE PLAYOFFS BEFORE TRAINING CAMP EVEN STARTED. I MEAN THAT WAS A GIVEN, WITH THE TALENT THAT WE HAVE ON THIS TEAM, WE'RE GONNA MAKE THE PLAYOFF, THAT IS NO ACCOMPLISHMENT TO ME AT ALL.))
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[OUT Q=....to me at all"]
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[S-Softball]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=SOFTBALL]


And finally tonight Covington's Marshall Fox received a huge honor over the weekend when he was inducted into the state's Softball Hall of Fame in Hopewell. Fox has played on seven state championship teams during his career. Many folks also know him as a high school basketball referee. Next year's class of inductees will include Botetourt native Monte Tucker.
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