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Coming up on News 7 -
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A live report with all of the Super Tuesday primary results.
Fire behind a Kroger at Cave Spring Corners tonight forces the store to evacuate.
The latest on the search for two women missing in a Radford explosion.
And school employees come out by the hundreds in Lynchburg. We'll tell you why.
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News 7 is next.
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[Super-Tuesday]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=None - ROLL LIVE FROM NEWSPATH]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


A Super Night on this Super Tuesday for George W. Bush and Al Gore.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newspath]


Bobbi Harley has a roundup of who fared well and who did not-
[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Bobbi Harley/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY]



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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Al Gore/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bradley/(D) Presidential Candidate;]
[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Presidential Candidate;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=standard toss]


((AS SUPER TUESDAY POLLS CLOSE ACROSS THE COUNTRY - THE PROJECTED RESULTS SHOW BIG WINS FOR THE FRONT RUNNERS. IT LOOKS LIKE A CLEAN SWEEP FOR VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE - MASSACHUSETTS, MISSOURI, MARYLAND, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, RHODE ISLAND, NEW YORK, OHIO, GEORGIA, VERMONT -- ALL GO TO THE VICE PRESIDENT WHO PRAISED HIS OPPONENT BILL BRADLEY EVEN AFTER WEEKS OF A BITTERLY FOUGHT BATTLE. - VP AL GORE, D-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE
SOUNDLY DEFEATED - BILL BRADLEY DID NOT ANNOUNCE WHAT HIS PLANS ARE NEXT BUT HIS SPEECH MADE IT SEEM LIKE HE IS NEAR THE END OF HIS CAMPAIGN FOR PRESIDENT.

SOT - BILL BRADLEY, D-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE


FOR THE REPUBLICANS - FRONT RUNNER GEORGE W. BUSH RECLAIMED HIS EARLY LEADS - CLEARLY PULLING AHEAD OF JOHN MCCAIN - IN VOTES AND IN DELEGATES.
MCCAIN NEEDED A SWEEP IN THE NORTHEAST - HE DID TAKE MASSACHUSETTS, CONNECTICUT, VERMONT AND RHODE ISLAND.
BUT BUSH PICKED UP MAINE AND MARYLAND - ADD MISSOURI AND TWO KEY STATES - GEORGIA AND OHIO - THAT'S ONE MCCAIN ALMOST NEEDED TO WIN TO STAY IN THE RUNNING. GEORGE W. BUSH, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE))


[Live= Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=05-New York, NY]
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[Kroger-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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An evacuation at a local grocery store tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Home Video]

after fire broke out at a loading dock.
It happened at the Kroger at Cave Spring Corners in Roanoke County.
Flames shot out of a truck trailer that was up against the store.
[super=03-Roanoke Co./Tonight]

Firefighters think the blaze broke out inside the trailer... which was heavily damaged. No one was injured, but everyone had to leave the store for a while.
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[Radford-Explosion]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-60 1:22:03]
[GRAPHIC=NR Castings Explosion]


The search for two women presumed dead in an explosion at the New River Castings plant is on hold-
Investigators must wait until the building is safe for the search to begin-
Marya Jones reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It was another day]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]
[SUPER=01-Edward Anderson/Victim's Father;]
[SUPER=01-Bart McEntire/ATF Agent In Charge;]
[SUPER=@Marya1;]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Radford.]

(( It was another day of waiting for the frustrated families of two missing women, now presumed dead.
Relatives of plant workers Karen Hamilton and Debra Sheppard continue to stand by and watch as the building that collapsed on the two women is torn down piece by piece.
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[SOT 4:42:28 - :37]

((EDWARD ANDERSON/VICTIM'S FATHER: THIS IS GOING TO BE ANOTHER NIGHT FOR US TO SIT, WONDER AND WAIT. AND THAT'S ALL WE'VE BEEN DOING IS WAITING.))
[RUNS= 07]


Authorities believe the women are buried in the basement, under several floors of debris.
Some of the top searchers in the nation have been called in to find them... including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms natural disaster response team.
But it's too dangerous to send them in until the structure is stabilized... which could take hours... even days.
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[SOT 4:50:34 - :42]

((BART MCENTIRE/ATF: WE'RE GOING AS QUICK AS WE CAN...WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET IN A HURRY AND PLACE ANYONE IN DANGER.))


[RUNS= 08]


Authorities and OSHA continue to search for the cause of the explosion.
They say they DON'T suspect sabotage... and are looking into the possibility that it was ignited by natural gas or propane used in the plant.
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[SOT 2:27:47 - 2:28:00]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS 7: MANY OF THE 500 DISPLACED WORKERS HAVE HEADED TO THE UNEMPLOYMENT LINES UNTIL THE FUTURE OF THEIR PLANT IS DECIDED. THAT'S A FUTURE, COMPANY OFFICIALS SAY, THAT WON'T BE DETERMINED UNTIL AFTER THESE TWO WOMEN ARE FOUND. MARYA JONES, NEWS7, RADFORD.))
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[Survivor]


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Five survivors of the plant explosion remain hospitalized, two at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and three at New River Valley Medical Center.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; ]

One of the patients spoke with News 7 today. Jessie Chrisley was working about 20 yards from the blast that fractured his left leg Sunday night. He says he doesn't remember anything and is not eager to relive it. Chrisley says his last memory was talking to a couple of coworkers on the assembly line.
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[SOT tc 00:42:02]
[IN Q=The next thing]

((JESSIE CHRISLEY/EXPLOSION SURVIVOR: THE NEXT I KNOW IT ALL WENT BLACK, I COULDN'T SEE ANYTHING. REPORTER QUESTION: "WHAT'S THE NEXT THING YOU REMEMBER?" BEING IN THE AMBULANCE.))
[SUPER=01-Jessie Chrisley/Explosion Survivor; ]
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[OUT Q=being in the ambulance.]
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[VO-NAT]

Doctors expect to release Chrisley from N-R-V Medical Center Thursday.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [03/07/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE
You might be seeing a lot more activity among farmers this week...
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co.]

thanks to the warm weather. The near-80 degree temperatures are giving some farmers a head start on Spring.
Tobacco farmers, like Joe Watts, are excited about getting back to work and starting the seeding process. Many farmers are preparing their land and adding the appropriate pesticides.
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[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST [Toss back to anchor]

[L'burg-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
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[TAPE#=99-57 1:08:57]
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They turned out by the hundreds tonight.. Lynchburg school employees who say it's time they start getting paid what they're worth.
But as Steve Smallshaw reports, finding the money for those raises won't be easy.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rod Camden/Teacher; :16]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Austin/School Volunteer; :30]
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/Lynchburg Council Member; :54]
[SUPER=01-Bill Long/Lynchburg Resident; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Dot Swain/Budget Committee Member; 1:14]
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(( [natsot 18:57:53]
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It had the look and feel of a political convention, and these employees had just one plank in their platform.. more money for the teachers, principals and everyone else in the Lynchburg city school system.
[SOT 19:29:54]

((ROD CAMDEN/TEACHER: WITH SEVERAL YEARS OF GOOD ECONOMIC TIMES, IT IS TIME TO PUT THE TEACHERS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE BUDGET.))
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[OUT Q=of the budget.]


The school board heard tales of teachers forced to take second jobs or who quit because they couldn't make ends meet.
Those left behind are seeking at least a ten percent salary increase this year.
[SOT 19:15:39]

((ELIZABETH AUSTIN/SCHOOL VOLUNTEER: OUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS AND IN THOSE OF OUR LEGISLATURE, AND I HOPE THAT PEOPLE WOULD BE WILLING TO STICK THEIR NECKS OUT TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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[OUT Q=school system.]


The problems will fall on the necks and in the laps of city council, many of whom were in attendance.
It will be their job over the next several months to find money for raises, school renovations and everything else the city needs.
[SOT 20:26:01]

((STEWART HOBBS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: AND YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE BAD THINGS THAT ARE COMING TOGETHER AT ONE TIME THAT WE'VE GOT TO WORK OUR WAY OUT OF, AND AS I SAID, TRADITIONAL MEANS OF DOING IT ARE NOT GOING TO BE ENOUGH.))
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[OUT Q=be enough.]
[SOT 19:10:14]

((BILL LONG/LYNCHBURG RESIDENT: I BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO MAINTAIN A HIGH QUALITY OF EDUCATION IN THIS CITY AND WE ARE PREPARED TO PAY TAXES TO SUPPORT THAT EDUCATION.))
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[OUT Q=that education.]
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((DOT SWAIN/BUDGET COMMITTEE MEMBER: ARE OUR YOUTH WORTH THIS INVESTMENT? WE CERTAINLY BELIEVE SO.. THANK YOU. (applause).))
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[OUT Q=applause.]


Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

[Vinton-Police]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-06 17:22]
[GRAPHIC=Vinton PD Investigation]

Supporters of former Vinton police chief Ricky Foutz were back before town council tonight to ask if the situation surrounding his resignation could have been handled differently. Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;:00]
[SUPER=01-Buck Heartwell/Town Attorney;:34]
[SUPER=01-John Ott/Town Resident;:51]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:06]
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[OUT Q=N7 Vinton]

(( A smaller crowd than usual filled the council room. Foutz supporters wanted to know if the resignations could have been handled differently... or prevented all together before the grand jury report was made public.

[SOT 5:51:28]
[INQ=]

((IT SEEMS LIKE THE QUICKEST WAY TO GET THIS BEHIND YOU IS TO EXPLAIN WHAT YOU DID. IT'S NEVER GOING TO GO AWAY UNLESS YOU EXPLAIN IT.))
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Council member unanimously agreed the situation was handled properly, and Foutz and Brown would not be getting their jobs back either way. Town attorney Buck Heartwell cited some of the wrongdoing from the report.

[SOT 6:09:04]
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((BUCK HEARTWELL: WE HAVE DRUGS THAT DISAPPEARED WITH NO RECORD KEEPING WE HAVE GUNS THAT HAVE DISAPPEARED WITH NO RECORD KEEPING.))
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And instead of yelling matches between the town and council, a member of the community congratulated council on how it handled the situation over the last few months.

[SOT 6:32:26]
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((JOHN OTT/TOWN RESIDENT: I'VE ADMIRED YOU. EVERY TUESDAY YOU COME UP HERE WITH A BIG RED HEART AND YOU'VE TAKEN A LOT OF HEAT, THIS IS MY THIRD MEETING AND THIS HAS BEEN THE MOST CONSTRUCTIVE.))
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Council members say the next step is getting this situation behind the town and moving on. Kate Weidaw News 7 Vinton.))




[Payne]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-49 1:57:49]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A 1999- V-M-I graduate was arraigned today in federal court on arson charges.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


John Daniel Payne pled NOT guilty to setting a fire in barracks in May, 1998. He's also accused of trying to persuade a classmate to say the two men were somewhere else when the fire was set.
The fire occurred the night six cadets were drummed out for hazing violations.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[graphic=Hold]


Though cadets quickly put out the fire, it did extensive damage to room C-20 -the room that belonged to the three senior cadets expelled that night.

[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-03 48:08]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


After more than a decade of bitter debate between V-M-I and the U-S Justice Department- a settlement over women at VMI.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/October, 1999]


The Institute will still have to file reports with federal court, but the case will be dismissed with an amicable agreement shortly after the first co-ed class graduates in May of 2001.
In the meantime, the reports must provide more information on Title-9, athletics and gender relations.
The agreement accepted by the court today includes- -for the first time- -an acknowledgment from the Justice Department that V-M-I has made what it calls: "constructive efforts in good faith" to open the Institute to women.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


One of the Roanoke Valley's largest employers inks a deal with a Japanese company... We'll tell you what it could mean for G-E.
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[VO-NAT]

And - a warning from a mother whose child was mauled by a pit bull in Franklin County yesterday. The story, ahead.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=THIS IS DENISE]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=LATER IN SPORTS]

((THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEW 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT: TONIGHT ACTION FROM ROANOKE'S BATTLE WITH GREENSBORO. WASHINGTON FIGHTS FLORIDA FOR FIRST PLACE. THE WINSTON CUP POINTS LEADER TEAMS UP TO TEST TIRES FOR GOODYEAR AND A FORMER NFL GREAT HELPS THE ROANOKE STEAM PROMOTE ARENA FOOTBALL. THOSE STORIES AND MUCH MORE LATER IN SPORTS.))

[GE-Toshiba]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=00-07 18:57:08]
[GRAPHIC=GE]


It's a deal ... with a company in Japan ... that management says is good news for G-E in Salem.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


General Electric announced a joint venture with Toshiba.
The deal should strengthen part of the business in Salem that's been losing money.
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[SOT 49:30]
[IN Q=the drives business]

((TOM FRANKS/GE GENERAL MANAGER: THE DRIVES BUSINESS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS HAS LOST 40-50 MILLION DOLLARS. WE'VE CUT INTO THAT, BUT STILL, THIS YEAR, WE'RE GOING TO LOSE MONEY.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Franks/GE General Manager;]
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[OUT Q=LOSE MONEY]
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[VO-NAT]


Toshiba will take over 51-percent of the G-E business that makes high-tech industrial drive systems.
G-E says the deal won't cost any jobs in the short-term ... but the company will have to wait and see how the deal plays out in the next 18 to 20 months.
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[Hospital-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-01 57:37]
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A patient walked into a local hospital with a gun and shot himself this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


It happened in a rest room just outside the Martinsville Hospital emergency room. No one else was injured. The 34-year old man died from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head.
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=None]

Authorities say the hospital has proper security, and they don't think anyone else was in danger.

[Dog-Bite]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-58 1:08:49]
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A toddler who was mauled by a pit bull yesterday is still partially paralyzed. But his mother left his side long enough to warn other parents.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Four year old Jeffrey Morris' ears, eyelids and scalp have been re-attached where a pit bull attacked him. He still cannot move the right side of his face. The boy and the dog had played together all weekend.
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[SOT 11:22:04]
[IN Q=I hope]

((SHIRLEY MORRIS/MOTHER: I HOPE THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THESE PIT BULLS REALLY TAKE A HARD LOOK AT EM AND REALIZE IF THEY HAVE LITTLE KIDS THEY'RE PUTTING THEIR LIFE IN DANGER BECAUSE THEY CAN BE LOVABLE ONE MINUTE AND VICIOUS THE NEXT.))
[SUPER=01-Shirley Morris/Mother;]
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[OUT Q=vicious the next]
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[VO-NAT]

Jeffrey's cousin Michelle and her boyfriend owned the dog, which has been put to sleep. But when her boyfriend killed the dog's two puppies, sheriff's deputies arrested him. She says he shot the pups to prevent future accidents.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


One Virginia official's hinting at interest in Congressman Tom Bliley's seat.
We'll tell you who, just ahead. And...
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[SOT]
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[OUT Q=nats screaming partiers]
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[VO-NAT]


Mardi Gras is coming to an end - but not without a hearty sendoff from thousands of partiers.
The story, coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-1 4 3/0 0 2 3/13 15 16 26 33/4 16 30 44 49/29]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
1-4-3

(one, four, three)


Pick 4:
0-0-2-3

(zero, zero, two, three)


Cash 5:
13-15-16-26-33

(thirteen, fifteen, sixteen, twenty-six, thirty-three)


The Big Game:
4-16-30-44-49. Big Money Ball: 29

(four, sixteen, thirty, forty-four, forty-nine. Big Money Ball:

twenty-nine)

[Hager]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-02 1:03:36]
[GRAPHIC=Campaign 2000]


The Virginia political scene got another little rumble today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;]


Just a day after news surfaced that Virginia Congressman Tom Bliley would NOT run for re-election ...
[SUPER=04-Today;]

... Lieutenant Governor John Hager expressed interest in the seat.
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[SOT 14:41:13]
[IN Q=I think]

((LT. GOV. JOHN HAGER: I THINK IT'S PREMATURE TO DRAW THE LINES IN THIS RACE. THERE ARE AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE POTENTIALLY INTERESTED. AND I THINK EVERYONE, INCLUDING MYSELF, HAVE TO CERTAINLY TAKE A LOOK AT THE PARAMETERS OF THE RACE BEFORE SAYING NEVER. AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE'LL BE DOING THAT RIGHT AWAY.))
[SUPER=@Hager;]
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[OUT Q=right away.]
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[VO-NAT]


Hager's an announced candidate for governor.
His rival for that Republican nomination is Attorney General Mark Earley.
But minutes after Hager told reporters he was thinking about a Congressional run, his campaign consultant said Hager's on board for governor... and would NOT be running for Congress.
Stay tuned.
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[Mardi-Gras]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=net 21:04:00]
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New Orleans is crowded with thousands of revelers tonight -
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[SOT]
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((NATS))
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[OUT Q=Nats partying]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA]


They're celebrating Mardi Gras. The streets are packed and the celebrations loud as Fat Tuesday winds to a close. The week-long festival traditionally brings out the most outrageous costumes... accompanied by layers of beads swinging around the necks of partiers.
Mardi Gras ends at midnight - when Ash Wednesday, and Lent begin.
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[Weather] [03/07/2000] [WXPRO/FULL] Current Statistics Weather Statistics [MUSIC UNDER] [COMMERCIAL] [CK/CHYRON/VIEWERNET] [CK/WXPRO]WEATHER MAPS [CK/CHYRON/5 PAGES] FORECASTS [ESS/FULL] EXTENDED FORECAST [Forecasts]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Tonight, highlights from the roundhouse, the NHL, and college basketball news.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Vancouver, Canada/NHL;]


First our extra point.
Authorities in Vancouver say they are going to charge Marty McSorley of the Boston Bruins with one count of assault with a weapon.
The charge stems from McSorley's stick attack upon Donald Brashear of the Canucks, which has already brought him a suspension for the rest of the N-H-L season.
The league says it will cooperate, but doesn't think the charge is warranted.
Now here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-54 tc 1:43:42]
[GRAPHIC=roanoke/greensboro]


The Express was back at full steam last night as they welcomed Greensboro to the Round House.
All the players were back from call ups except Joe Murphy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Greensboro vs. Roanoke;]


A sign of things to come as soon the freezer will be turned into a fieldhouse for the Roanoke Steam and Arena football.
But tonight it was hockey, and 31 saves for net-minder Dave Gagnon. The win was Roanoke's 12th straight at home.


[super=38-Greensboro/1/Roanoke/4;]


Troy Lake puts the Express on the board and Roanoke scores three more in the first seven minutes of the third period to ice the four to one victory.
Roanoke is 4 and 1 against the Generals.
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[anchor=Denise]

The Express is not only in first place in the Northeast Division but in the Northern Conference as well.


[S-ROUNDHOUSE]


[ANCHOR=DENISE]
[NEWSCAST=11P]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-61 53:42]
[ss=express]


The Express is not only in first place in the Northeast Division but in the Northern Conference as well.
Peoria's two to one LOSS to Wheeling gives Roanoke the one point advantage in the Northern Conference. [FULL SCREEN WIPE TO PINNACLE ROUND HOUSE WRAP UP!!!]
Steve Mason has more in Round House Wrap Up.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :23]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :43]
[SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/2.00 Goals Against Avg. in Feb.; :56]
[SUPER=01-Calvin Elfring/Express Defenseman; 1:21]
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[OUT Q=round house wrap up"]

((STEVE MASON:AN ECHL ERA COMES TO A CLOSE WEDNESDAY NIGHT WHEN ROANOKE AND HAMPTON ROADS MEET FOR THE FINAL TIME IN THE REGULAR SEASON. IN THEIR LAST MEETING, SCOTT GORDON CALLED A STICK CHECK THAT RESULTED IN A FEW PENALTIES AGAINST THE ADMIRALS. BROPHY EXPLODED AND CHALLENGED GORDON TO A FIGHT DURING THE GAME. HIS GORDON'S RESPONSE TO BROPHY'S PERSONAL ATTACKS.)) ((SCOTT GORDON/5-1 AND 1 VS. ADMIRALS:))
((The Express posted a 6 and 1 record while five of the teams top scorers were on call ups. Dave Gagnon earned goalie of the month honors for his February 5-1 and 1 record. ((DAVE GAGNON/2.00 GOALS AGAINST AVG. IN FEB.:))
Of the 14 regular season games remaining, Roanoke travels for nine of them. The Express is 24-10 and 3 against those nine teams. Playoff home ice is at stake. ((CALVIN ELFRING/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
Kris Cantu will not play against Hampton Roads but should play this weekend. Steve Mason Round House Wrap up.))

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Earlier in the season Caps fans never would have thought it, but last night Washington was playing for first place in the NHL Southeast Division.
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[SUPER=03-Washington/Fox Sports;]


Weeks ago Florida had a 15 point lead on the Capitals. But that lead was nonexistent when the Panthers arrived in town last night.
Everyone knew what was at stake in this game and Washington came to play. Adam Oates gets number 13 on the season with this shot in the first period.
Peter Bondra increases the Caps lead to three nothing early in the second. Bondra celebrates his 19th score with a little on-ice shimmie.
[super=32-Florida/2/Washington/4;]


Viktor Kozlov puts the Panthers on the board in the dying moments of the second period, it's not enough and the Caps take possession of first place with the four to two win.
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Virginia Tech will enter the men's A-10 tournament without one of its best players.
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[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/February 7th;]


Coach Ricky Stokes has suspended center Dennis Mims indefinitely for violating undisclosed team rules.
The sophomore averaged 14 points a game and was named to the Atlantic 10 third team.
Tech opens tournament play today at noon against Fordham.
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Legendary defensive lineman Jack Youngblood was in town this week to help promote the Arena Football Two League.


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[SUPER=01-Jack Youngblood/7 Time All Pro; :00]

((JACK YOUNGBLOOD/7 TIME ALL PRO: I WANT TO SEE THE FOOTBALL TEAM, I WANT TO SEE THE ORGANIZATION THAT'S ABOUT TO BEGIN AND WANTED TO SEE IF I CAN GET MYSELF INVITED BACK WHEN THEY START PLAYING....I WANT TO COME AND SEE THEM PLAY.))
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[OUT Q=....come see them play"]
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Youngblood, now the Arena Football League Orlando Predator's vice president, is best known for his 14 seasons in the NFL in which he reached seven pro bowls and played with a broken leg. He has his own philosophy on injury.
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[SOT]
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((DO YOU PLAY WITH PAIN, DO YOU PLAY WITH INJURY AND THERE IS A DEFINITE DIFFERENCE IN MY OPINION. YOU'VE GOT TO PLAY THROUGH INJURY AND THROUGH PAIN. IF YOU ARE SEVERELY INJURED WHERE YOU CAN'T GO AND CONTRIBUTE, THEN DON'T BECAUSE THEN YOU WOULD DO NOTHING BUT HINDER YOUR FOOTBALL TEAM. BUT IF YOU HAVE THE DESIRE TO PLAY, THEN I THINK THE GOOD ONES GO OUT AND PLAY.))
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[OUT Q=....good ones go and play"]
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((BYE BYE))


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Bobby Labonte and Goodyear teamed up yesterday at the Martinsville Speedway.
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[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


The current Winston Cup points leader from gave the track and tires a workout.
Bobby Labonte has been hired by Goodyear to spend two days at the speedway to make sure that the tire Goodyear brings back for the Goody's 500 doesn't cause any serious headaches.
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[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Winston Cup Points Leader; :00]

((BOBBY LABONTE: YOU KNOW WE ARE JUST TRYING TO GET A CONSISTENT TIRE. THERE REALLY WASN'T ANYTHING WRONG WITH LAST YEAR'S TIRE BUT THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO IT. THEY WANT TO FIND ONE THAT'S MORE CONSISTENT AND MAYBE HAS A LITTLE MORE GRIP AND NOT AS MUCH HEAT BUILD UP IN IT. AND THEN WE WILL TRY TO GET SOME PERFORMANCE OUT IT ALSO.)) ((STEVE BOYER/GOODYEAR ENGINEER: WE HOPE AS MUCH AS ANYTHING TO BE VERY CONFIDENT IN OUR NEW TIRE. WE KNOW WE ARE GOING TO BRING A NEW TIRE BACK, BUT WE WANT TO GET SOME GOOD LONG RUNS ON IT AND MAKE SURE THAT IT'S GOING TO BE SAFE AND GOOD FOR EVERY COMPETITOR COMING BACK HERE FOR THE RACE.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Boyer/Goodyear Tire Engineer; :19]
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[OUT Q=for the race."]
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((BYE BYE))