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[TALENT=Jean]

Smith and Wesson makes an agreement with the federal government. Just ahead on News 7, what it means for gun sale
s in our region.
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And a medical examiner's report provides new information on the newborn found dead in a dumpster.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, plenty of March Madness from the division three men to the division one women.
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, after struggling for most of the season, the rainbow warriors get it together as Jeff Gordon wins the pole today in Darlington.
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Looking for a chilly weekend with some showers late on Sunday. More on the forecast and your Friday WeatherSchool just ahead. [open]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ejo]
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[VO-NAT]


A gun agreement with the government.
Local dealers will tell us if you're likely to notice the difference.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Jean Jadhon. Keith is off tonight.

[Gun-Control]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-51 2:02:22]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Control]

A well-known gun company has signed an unprecedented deal with the federal government. Smith and Wesson agrees to include locks with all its guns and sell only to authorized dealers. In exchange, the government will drop all lawsuits and promise not to sue Smith and Wesson again.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Tina/Microwave]


Tina Tenret is at the Roanoke store -- On Target -- to show us the surprising part of this deal.
[Live=Tina Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Tina1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]

Jean -- what's strange about this is that Smith & Wesson didn't really give up anything in this deal. Smith & Wesson already includes these trigger locks with all its guns -- has been for years. The way this works is you fasten it around the trigger and then, there's no way you can shoot.
(rollcue... shoot )
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((nat sot shooting))
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Gun dealers didn't bat an eye when Smith & Wesson struck a deal.
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[SOT 13:26:24]
[IN Q=All the new firearms for the past]

((RICKIE TRAIL/ON TARGET: ALL THE NEW FIREARMS FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS HAVE COME WITH LOCKS.))
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[OUT Q=LOCKS]

Rickie Fields manages a Roanoke gun store. He says most companies -- not just Smith & Wesson -- already use locks.
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[SOT 13:26:30]
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((.... LOCK THE CASE))
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[OUT Q=LOCK THE CASE]

But it's up to the gun owner to use the locks -- so Fields says the government should stop firing lawsuits at gunmakers.
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((YOU GOTTA START HOLDING ... NOT ONE OF THEM.))
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Civic Center

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[Blacksburg-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-52 2:02:01]
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A baby boy found in a Blacksburg dumpster over the weekend was dead at birth.
That's today's finding from the medical examiner.
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The infant was discovered Saturday, wrapped inside several plastic shopping bags in the dumpster.
The medical examiner says the baby died in the womb of a virus in his heart.
Police say his mother, a 21-year-old Virginia Tech student, could still face charges for improperly disposing of the baby's body.
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[Express-Rail]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-56 1:31:09]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you're tired of high gas prices and crowded highways, help may be on the way .. if you don't mind waiting a few more years.
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly this year has agreed to spend more than nine million dollars to develop a high- speed passenger rail service between Bristol and Washington D.C.
The Trans- Dominion Express would include cities like Roanoke which currently don't have passenger train service.

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Proponents also say it's cheaper than building more highways.
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[SOT 14:02:09]
[IN Q=Now we have]

((REX HAMMOND/LYNCHBURG CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: NOW WE HAVE THIS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE, THE TRANS- DOMINION EXPRESS, CONNECTING WITH HIGH- SPEED RAIL FROM WASHINGTON D.C. TO RICHMOND, AND THAT'S AN EXCITING CONCEPT. WHAT WE'RE BUILDING IS THE INTERSTATE OF THE 21ST CENTURY.))
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[OUT Q=the 21st century.]
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The 9- million dollars in state money will help pay for track improvements and buy equipment.
The rail line could begin service as early as 2003.
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[WVTF]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-05 17:04]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The last few months have been difficult for Roanoke public radio station WVTF, and the controversy may not be over.
But as Joe Dashiell reports, the station is counting on continued support from its loyal listeners.
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After a successful opening with internet pledges WVTF's spring fundraiser is now on the air, and the station has made a strong start toward its goal.
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[IN Q=If you like Morning Edition]
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[OUT Q=they'll continue to do so.]


WVTF has been making headlines since December when the Metropolitan Opera was dropped from the line-up and then returned. And more recently after longtime general manager Steve Mills was removed from his position. And the controversy may not be over... Mills has retained an attorney and says he looks forward to telling his side of the story.
Virginia Tech's Vice-President for University Relations, Larry Hincker, says he doesn't foresee a major change of direction. He describes the opera decision as an "anomaly" and says Virginia Tech officials won't be making the station's programming decisions.
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[OUT Q=the radio folks know what's going on.]


WVTF serves an audience with diverse interests, and Hincker says he believes the station can do a better job of communicating with those listeners.
But he and WVTF officials remain confident that loyal supporters won't abandon the station and the programming they value.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke County))[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A barn has to be more than a barn. Still ahead, why tobacco farmers are talking "conversion."
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And speaking of lessons, how to take care of animals. Veterinary students are here from across the country to find
out.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=sch]
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Tobacco farmers are in the midst of changing the way they produce tobacco.
At a Barn Conversion Vendor Expo today in South Boston, those tobacco farmers are learning how to make a safer tobacco product. Surae Chinn has the story on the changing environment of the industry.
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Tobacco producers like David Hudson have reached a critical point in farming. They are now forced to come out with a safer product with less cancer causing chemicals. To do that they need heating devices.
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There were plenty of them at the Barn Conversion Expo in South Boston where hundreds came to take a look.
But the expo did not impress Hudson.
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((DAVID HUDSON/TOBACCO PRODUCER: IT'S JUST SOMETHING NEW ALL THE TIME. IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S GOING TO PUT US OUT OF BUSINESS.)) [RUN: 05]
But the fact is these machines may be the only way to stay in business.
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((LARRY MCPETERS: EXTENSION AGENT: THIS IS THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE. THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL CHANGES. THIS IS THE LARGEST STEP FARMERS WILL COST SHARE ON. IT'S GOING TO BE EXPENSIVE.))
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((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: CONVERTING EACH BARN WILL STILL COST THE TOBACCO FARMER UP TO 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS. FOR HUDSON AND MANY OTHER TOBACCO FARMER THEY DON'T KNOW HOW LONG THEY CAN STAY IN BUSINESS.))
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Hudson is thinking about converting his barn. But he also says because of the high costs his tobacco producing days may soon be over.
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((DAVID HUDSON: IT'S NOT TOO GOOD A FEELING SEE SO MUCH CHANGE THE WAY THINGS ARE NOW.))
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These big heating machines reduce the cancer causing chemicals in tobacco when it's processed.
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((LARRY MCPETERS : BE IT WOOD OR LP GAS OR OIL WE TRY TO DIVERT THOSE GASES FROM THE CURING LEAF.))
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These machines that could cost some farmers like Hudson their business could be the one thing that will save the industry.
Surae Chinn, News 7, Halifax County.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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Blacksburg is learning the true meaning of "animal magnetism" this week...
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...as more than 14-hundred of veterinary medicine's best and brightest converge on Virginia Tech's campus.
Vet students from around the nation are here to gather more hands-on experience with their patients... and experiment with the latest high-tech gadgetry.
Students are trying their hands at everything from examining llamas to practicing acupuncture on ailing dogs.
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[IN Q=It's just exciting]

((BETTY MYERS/VET STUDENT: IT'S JUST EXCITING TO HAVE EVERYBODY HERE AND HAVE A CHANCE TO MEET PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO BE OUR COLLEAGUES FOR THE REST OF OUR LIVES.))
[SOT 12:25 - :30]

((LEELA NORONHA/VET STUDENT: WE HAVE A GREAT FACULTY, WE HAVE A GREAT STUDENT BODY, GREAT FACILITIES AND WE'RE MAKING GREAT VETS.))
[SUPER=01-Betty Myers/Vet Student; :00 QUICK!]
[SUPER=01-Leela Noronha/Vet Student; :05 QUICK!]
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[OUT Q=making great vets.]
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The veterinary symposium was planned by Tech's vet students.
It's drawn students and staff from all of the nation's 27 vet schools.. and runs through tomorrow.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Wall Street returned to a familiar pattern today. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The Dow took a breather from this week's big gains, down 35. NASDAQ roared ahead another 81. The Bloomberg-News 7 local index rose one.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sar]
[TAPE#=99-54 1:58:41]
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Which would you pick: Cancun or Lynchburg for Spring break? Believe it or not some New York college students are spending THEIR vacation in the Hill City.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]

Nine students from Plattsburgh State University are volunteering their time with the local Habitat for Humanity. Instead of relaxing on a sunny beach, they've spent the past week doing everything from carpentry to yard work.
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[SOT14:12:04\\14:11:04]
[IN Q=I thought]

((JEN VEHABA/PLATTSBURGH STATE FRESHMAN: I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE GOOD TO DO SOMETHING GOOD, YOU KNOW, NOT GO AND DRINK OR DO ANYTHING LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW GIVE BACK A LITTLE BIT.)) ((MICHAEL HARRINGTON/PLATTSBURGH STATE FRESHMAN: THERE ARE QUITE A FEW PEOPLE, WE ENDED UP PUTTING MOST OF THE ROOF UP IN A DAY LIKE THE ROOFING AND SHINGLING AND STUFF IN A DAY PRETTY MUCH BECAUSE WE HAD ABOUT FIFTEEN PEOPLE WORKING ON THE HOUSE, SO WHEN THERE ARE PEOPLE AROUND STUFF GETS DONE.))
[SUPER=01-Jen Vehaba/Plattsburgh State Freshman; :00]
[SUPER=01-Mike Harrington/Plattsburgh State Freshman; :13]
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[OUT Q=stuff gets done]
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[VO-NAT]

The Lynchburg Habitat chapter has built or renovated nearly 200 homes for low income families.
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[Dance-Company]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-57 1:18:47]
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A world- renowned dance company is in Lynchburg tonight, hoping to give some inner city kids a "leg up" on their own dance careers.
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((natsot dance w/music))
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Alvin Ailey Dancers are finishing up a 31- city tour with performances tonight and tomorrow at E.C. Glass High School.
Proceeds will benefit the Dance Theater of Lynchburg, which teaches children from low- income families the joys of dancing.
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[SOT 1:10:20]
[IN Q=I hope that]

((ANGELICA SALAZAR/ALVIN AILEY DANCER: I HOPE THAT THEY GET TOUCHED BY US, OUR ARTISTRY AND I HOPE THEY GET INSPIRED TO BECOME MAYBE AN ARTIST OR START DANCING, OR DO SOME ARTWORK INSTEAD OF JUST WATCHING T-V.))
[SUPER=01-Angelica Salazar/Alvin Ailey Dancer]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=just watching t-v.]
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[VO-NAT]


Both performances begin at 8 p-m at E.C. Glass.
Tickets are 15 dollars and are available at the door.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on the Big 7, qualifyng results from Darlington, and a heavy dose of March Madness as we check in with the D-3 tournament in Salem, the Big Dance here on Your hometown Station

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[VO-NAT]

and the UVa women who tip off their opening game tonight against Peperdine.
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-64 40122TC]
[GRAPHIC=DARLINGTON]


Before we dive head first into the March Madness we need to take a quick lap around Darlington where the Winston Cup cars qualified for Sunday's Mall dot com 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/espn2; :00]

Last week's winner in Atlanta Dale Earnhardt was the 17th driver on the track and he immediately jumped on the provisional pole with a lap at 171 point 435 miles an hour. But he would have to settle for fourth. Three guys passed him including the final driver to qualify Jeff Gordon. He won his first pole of the season with a 172 point 662 mile an hour circuit. The top 25.
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Jeff Burton was 27th, Rick Mast 38th and Stacy Compton 46th.

[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58 1:32:20]
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The NCAA Division III Men's Basketball final four tipped off a few minutes ago with the Wisconsin EAU Claire/Salem State game. At eight tonight, Calvin College battles Franklin and Marshall.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


This is the fifth year the D-III has been held in Salem and three of the four teams are first timers to the Salem Civic Center hard wood. The NCAA is counting on a solid fan turnout despite the absence of 1999 national championship runner up Hampden Sydney and Roanoke and the fact the Division I men's tournament will be dominating WDBJ's ariwaves.

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[SOT]
[IN Q="Their]
[SUPER=01-Tom Murphy/D-III Basketball Committee Chair; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Tournament Director; :17]

((TOM MURPHY/D-III BASKETBALL COMMITTEE CHAIR:)) ((CAREY HARVEYCUTTER/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR:))
[RUNS=:38]
[OUT Q=....all day and all night"]
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[S-NCAA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-56 14624TC]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS]


The second afternoon of March Madness produced a few breathers as Tulsa, U-Conn, Illinois, Cinncinnati and Temple all won comfortably. But there were three nailbiters as Tennessee barely got by Louisiana and Florida needed an overtime to stop the Butler.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/NCAA-CBS; :00]

One of best finishes of the day belongs to Seton Hall. Trailing 71-to-70 against Oregon, the Pirates Shaheen Holloway would go the length of the floor and scoop in this runner in overtime to lift 10th seeded Seton Hall over 7th seeded Oregon 72-to-71.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 7514] Later tonight, Your Hometown Station has North Carolina & Missouri at 7:55, followed by the Duke vs. Lamar game at ten.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-55 1:39:19]
[GRAPHIC=UVa]


Tonight at University Hall the Virginia women tip off their NCAA first round against Pepperdine.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPERR=03-Charlottesville; :00]


This is Debbie Ryan's 17th straight year in the NCAA tournament. The Lady Cavs, who have not played in about two weeks, face a Pepperdine team that is making it's big dance debut.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="well]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/UVa Women's Head Coach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hosac/UVa Senior Forward; :13]
[SUPER=01-Renee Robinson/UVa Senior Point Guard; :22]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=...come to play"]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-65 1:26]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Wheeling]


The Express begins a three game road swing tonight beginning with the Wheeling Nailers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The Express pulled out of Roanoke yesterday and the team realizes that just nine games remain in the regular season. Roanoke is unbetaen in three meeting with the Nailers so far this season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :00]

((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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[OUT Q=.....play against us"]
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=pev]
[TAPE#=99-53 1:57:32]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's rare that you can just barge into someone's home and expect a tour, but that's exactly the case this weekend...
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[SOT]
[IN Q=KNOCKING]

((Hello...))
[RUNS=:04]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


"Downtown Living 2000" is a walking tour of seven residences in downtown Roanoke, along with three unique businesses. The Arts Council of the Blue Ridge sponsors the event, which serves two purposes:
To raise awareness of metropolitan living opportunities, and to encourage growth in the downtown area.
Resident's on the tour willingly promote living in the urban jungle.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I can walk...]
[SUPER=01-Sabrene Blevins/Downtown Resident;]
[SUPER=01-Elizabeth Bower/"Downtown Living 2000";]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=amenities will follow.]
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[VO-NAT]

Tickets are 15 dollars.
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He'll always be known as "Radar".
Today, actor Gary Berghoff comes to western Virginia. We'll see where life has taken him since "MASH", tonight on News 7 at 6.