[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Keith]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=KHu]
[TAPE#]
[GRAPHIC=]


The late news on News 7 includes:
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[VO-NAT]

about 60 cases of food poisoning at Steak and Ale in Roanoke County. Democrats demanding their money back from Virgil Goode. Census workers quizzing the homeless. A woman taking command of a Navy Frigate. And Lewis Gale Clinic making peace with departing doctors.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


News 7 is next.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at 11]



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[VO-NAT]


The light's are out tonight at Roanoke County's Steak and Ale Restraunt.. as health officials try to figure out what made dozens of customers sick.
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[Food-Poisoning]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:29:52]
[GRAPHIC=Steak and Ale]


Would- be customers who showed up tonight discovered the doors were locked.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; ]


The Restaurant is closed until Monday while the Roanoke County Health Department investigates what made people sick.
Roanoke- Alleghany Health District Director Molly Rutledge says patrons who ate at Steak and Ale on Electric Road last week reported symptoms that resemble the Norwalk virus.
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[SOT tc 15:40:50]
[IN Q=The history is]

((DR. MOLLY RUTLEDGE/HEALTH DEPT. DIRECTOR: THE HISTORY IS REAL CONSISTENT WITH A VIRAL OUTBREAK, SO THAT'S WHAT OUR HYPOTHESIS IS.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Molly Rutledge/Health Dept. Director; ]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=hypothesis is.]
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[VO NAT]
Results from lab tests are due back next Wednesday.
Customers are anxious to find out what made them so sick.
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[SOT tc 15:43:24]
[IN Q=I had a ]

((JERRY MOFIELD/STEAK AND ALE CUSTOMER: I HAD A VERY SERIOUS CASE OF DIARRHEA, VOMITING AND AS A RESULT OF THAT I HAD TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT CARILION ON SATURDAY TO GET A COUPLE OF SHOTS TO STABILIZE ME AND GIVE ME SOME FLUIDS.))


[SUPER=01-Jerry Mofield/Steak & Ale Customer; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=some fluids.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mofield says each of the eight people in his party ate different food.
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[Mandes]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-13 TC00:58]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


The President of Steak and Ale believes this is the first food poisoning scare his company has ever had.
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[V/O-NAT]
In a satellite interview with Bob Mandes in Dallas earlier this evening the company president said he has spoken personally with some of the customers in the Roanoke area... trying to assure them that he's committed to safety and hospitality.
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[SOT 27:15]
[IN Q=First off I've]

((FIRST OFF, I'VE EXPRESSED OUR CONCERNS AND APOLOGIES FOR ANY THING THAT MAY HAVE GONE ON IN OUR RESTAURANT THAT MADE THEM ILL. IF SOMEONE COMES IN FOR A GREAT STEAK DINNER AND GOES HOME WITH HEADACHE AND NAUSEA, WE INTEND TO MAKE WHATEVER AMENDS WE HAVE TO TO GET THEM TO COME BACK IN THE FUTURE.))
[SUPER=01-Bob Mandes/Steak & Ale President]
[RUNS=:36]
[OUT Q=in the future.]
(XXXXXXXXXXXX)
[WIPE TO PHONE #]


The company provided a toll free number, 800 683-2605, extension 5169, inviting anyone with concerns about the restaurant to call Steak and Ale.
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[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-14 TC00:12]
[GRAPHIC=Goode]


The 5th District Democratic Committee is asking Congressman Virgil Goode to pay-up -- return all the money he received from the Democratic Party before January 24th.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File]


That was around the time Virgil Goode announced he was leaving the Democratic Party to become an independent, aligning himself with the Republican Caucus.
Goode received financial backing from Fifth district Democrats for years.
Now the Democrats want their money back... calling on Goode to return all the funds he received through the Goode for Congress Committee.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=Goode]


Just how much the Democratic Party wants Goode to return - has not been specified
Neither Goode nor the Fifth District Chairman Carl Eggleston could be reached for comment.

[Census-Homelessness]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=00-12 TC04:04]
[GRAPHIC=Census]


Every person counts-- that's what Census takers say.
And that's why they're are going out of their way to find the homeless in our area.
Joy Sutton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Charles Wikle]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Penn/Local Census Office Manager; :16]
[SUPER=07-Charles Wikle; :35]
[SUPER=01-Joy Sylvester-Johnson/Roanoke Rescue Mission; :57]
[SUPER=@Joy2; 1:25]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=n7 Roanoke]

(( Charles Wikle, has no permanent address, he's been on the streets for five years, at times sleeping in a dumpster.

Wikle is just one of Roanoke's homeless-- a group local Census Officials are making sure get counted.
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[SOT2:59:41]
[IN Q=We went to soup kitchen]

((RUBY PENN/LOCAL CENSUS OFFICE MGR.: WE WENT TO THE SOUP KITCHENS, WE WENT TO THE SHELTERS, AND WE ALSO DID ADVANCED VISITS SO WE COULD DETERMINE WHERE THE HOMELESS POPULATION LIVED)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=lived]


Penn says the Census is important because the information is used to bring money into the community -- for things like shelters.
Wikle says he has already talked with Census officials -- and he along other homeless in the area hope it will make a difference.
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[SOT 2:22:14]
[IN Q=I seen people who didn't]

((CHARLES WIKLE: I SEEN PEOPLE WHO DIDN'T HAVE A PLACE TO STAY AT AND THEY WERE SLEEPING UNDER BRIDGES WHERE EVER)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=where ever]


One shelter that helps the homeless get off the streets is the Roanoke Rescue Mission.
And although the mission does not get federal funds -- it does rely on the Census data to help it better serve the homeless population.
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[SOT2:14:31]
[IN Q=I think that when]

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON/RESCUE MISSION: I THINK THAT WHEN WE GET THIS CENSUS BACK WE'RE GOING TO SEE THAT THE AGING POPULATION NATIONWIDE IS ALSO GOING TO SHOW-UP IN THE HOMELESS POPULATION AND THAT'S WHOLE NEW WRINKLE)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=new wrinkle]
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[SOT 2:14:55]
[IN Q=Their health issues]

((JOY SYLVESTER-JOHNSON: THEIR HEALTH ISSUES ARE MORE COMPLEX, THEIR NOT AS EMPLOYABLE A LOT OF NEW THINGS. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A WHOLE NEW BALL GAME HERE WITH THIS ELDERLY HOMELESS POPULATION)) [RUNS12]
[OUT Q=population]


While filling out the Census may seem like a small task for most folks, for 60 year old Wikle and other homeless being counted could make a big difference in the long run.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke. ))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


Tomorrow is the deadline to return your completed census forms.
[Toss-2-Robin] Patrick Evans says we can expect a carbon copy of today... tomorrow.

[Gen-Kennedy]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Sexual Harrasment]


The Pentagon confirmed today that the highest ranking woman in the U-S Army has filed a sexual harassment complaint against another general.
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[VO-NAT]


Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence Lieutenant General Claudia Kennedy reportedly alleges the incident took place in 1996 when one of her superiors touched her in an inappropriate way.
Sources say that her complaint was not filed until now, because the accused general is up for a distinguished assignment.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We maintain]

((WE MAINTAIN A ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY, THAT NO HARASSMENT AT ANY LEVEL IS GOING TO BE ACCEPTED OR TOLERATED AND THAT THE PROCESS SHOULD GO FORWARD AND WILL GO FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Cohen/Secretary of Defense]
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[OUT Q=will go forward.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=None]


General Kennedy is 52, the nation's highest ranking female military official in United States' history, a three-star general.
She will be retiring from the service this Summer.

[Frigate-Commander]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


[TAKE VIDEO]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA]


At the same time, the NAVY was making gender waves, as a woman took command of a guided missile frigate headed for the Persian Gulf.
Commander Kathleen McGrath heads a crew of 243 aboard the U-S-S Jarrett on a six-month deployment to enforce U-N sanctions by tracking down ships suspected of smuggling Iraqi oil.
She is the first female captain of a U-S Navy frigate.
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[Radford-Suicide]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Radford's School Board Chairman committed suicide this morning.
Police officers found Christopher Harrison in his office around 8:30, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Harrison was also a businessman in Radford.
Police say they do not suspect foul play.

[Elderly-Abuse]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]

[TAPE00-03 TC1:22:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Henry County case is the first conviction for a new unit in the Virginia Attorney General's office.
The Patient Abuse and Neglect Squad helped convict Dry Fork nursing assistant Wennifer G- Pyron of assault and battery.
Pyron slapped an 82 year old Alzheimer's patient at the King's Grant Retirement Community Nursing Home.
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[VO-NAT]


Attorney General Mark Earley's office has been prosecuting Medicaid fraud cases at nursing homes for years... but the patient abuse unit is new.
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[SOT 15:40:12]
[IN Q=And so]

((RANDY DAVIS/ATTORNEY GENERAL'S SPOKESMAN: AND SO HE'S INTERESTED IN HEARING ABOUT THESE CASES AND PREVENTING AND PUNISHING IT WHEN HE FINDS OUT ABOUT IT. BUT IN ADDITION, SOME OF THE LOCAL COMMONWEALTH'S ... DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO PROSECUTE THESE TYPES OF CASES OR TO INVESTIGATE ALL OF THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Davis/Attorney General's Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=all of them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Davis says a number of other patient abuse cases are being investigated or prosecuted now.
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[Hairston]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC1:50:14]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Martinsville judge sent a capital murder case to the grand jury today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


38-year old Michael Jerome Hairston is charged with capital murder and first degree murder for allegedly shooting his girlfriend Eyvonne (Ee-von) Hairston and her daughter Melveena (Mell-veena) last October.
Witnesses testified at his preliminary hearing today.
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[SOT 5:03:08]
[IN Q=I just need]

((JOSEPHINE HAIRSTON/DEFENDANT'S SISTER: I JUST NEED TO TALK HE SAID I THINK I HURT SOMEONE I DIDN'T MEANT TO.))
[SOT 5:16:58]

((GREG SAWYER/WITNESS: HE WAS JUST BABBLING ON HE WAS UPSET.))
[SUPER=01-Josephine Hairston/Defendant's Sister; :00]
[SUPER=01-Greg Sawyer/Witness; :20]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=he was upset.]
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[VO-NAT]


Defense did not put on any evidence.
The grand jury will consider the case May first.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Some Lewis Gale Clinic doctors will soon be back at work.
Details of a new contract are still ahead.
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[VO-NAT]


And a West-Virginia strike turns violent-- as two trucks are hit by gunfire.
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[Sports-preview]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[RUNS=:26]
[OUT Q=in sports"]

((HEY EVERYBODY, STEVE MASON WITH YOU TO CLOSE OUT THE WORK WEEK. DID THE EXPRESS CLINCH THE NORTHEAST AND THE CONFERENCE, FIND OUT IN A FEW, THE LADY VOLS ARE GOING TO THE NATIONAL TITLE GAME, WE WILL GIVE YOU THE TITLE MATCH UPS, TEXAS TERRY WON AT TEXAS LAST YEAR, BUT DID HE WIN THE POLE TODAY, WE WILL HAVE A CHAT WITH VIRGINIA TECH QUARTERBACK MICHAEL VICK AND A HARLEM GLOBETROTTER WAS IN TOWN, ALL OF THIS IN SPORTS.))

[Union-violence]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Strike]


A couple of Coca Cola delivery trucks were shot up in West Virginia today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-St. Albans, WV]


Bullets hit the radiators of two trucks as they were about to get on I-64. The trucks were disabled but the drivers were not hurt.
This comes amidst a Teamsters walk out at a Bottling plant in Huntington.
The union has set up picket lines outside company warehouses in Charleston, Logan, Parkersburg, Clarksburg, Bluefield and Huntington.
Since the strike started, managers and nonunion truckers have been making deliveries to stores.
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[M'ville-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE=00-15 TC00:07]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Two more people have been charged with an apartment complex shooting last weekend in Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Sunday]


(TIE-ee) Tyiee Devon Hamlett and Latoya Monique Gravely both live in the Rivermont Apartment complex .. where Jamel Harris was shot several times on Sunday.
Hamlett and Gravely are charged with malicious wounding and weapons violations.
Harris was released from the hospital on Wednesday.
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[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-10 TC18:08]
[GRAPHIC=Departing Docs]


Lewis-Gale Clinic has come to an agreement with family practice doctors who resigned in a dispute with PhyCor.
The eleven physicians will become part of the Lewis-Gale Medical Center.
They will continue to practice at the main clinic and five satellite offices.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


The agreement announced today means two other offices will be shut down... Fort Lewis and New Castle.
Negotiations continue with several other doctors who have quit, and with PhyCor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The PhyCor negotiations]

((JON NESS/LEWIS-GALE CLINIC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: THE PHYCOR NEGOTIATIONS WITH LEWIS-GALE CLINIC ARE SEPARATE FROM THE SETTLEMENT WITH THE FAMILY PRACTIONERS. THE PHYCOR NEGOTIATIONS ARE PROGRESSING VERY WELL AND IT IS STILL CONTEMPLATED THAT THAT TRANSACTION WILL OCCUR SHORTLY.))
[SUPER=01-Jon Ness/Lewis-Gale Clinic Exec. Dir.]
[RUNS=15]
[OUT Q=will occur shortly.]
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[VO-NAT]


The president of the clinic's board of directors says that could be as soon as next week.
The doctors' contract with PhyCor included a non-compete clause and a financial penalty for violating it.
Ness says that's been resolved, though he won't say how.
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[Moonshine]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:12:18]
[GRAPHIC=moonshine Indictments]


Three men from Pittsylvania County have been charged with making illegal whiskey.
Authorities raided their still a few weeks ago.
Four other men and a woman are accused of lying to the grand jury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co./May 1999]


The indictments come out of Operation Lightning Strike, a crackdown on suspected moonshiners that began nearly a year ago.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A long-lost Monacan Indian town may soon be buried beneath a soccer field.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7 at Eleven.
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[VO-NAT]


And later-- is it a message on a mailbox or just a drunk's vision?
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[Yellow-Cab]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:20:05]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanokers may soon have to dig a little deeper for cab fare. Yellow Cab Company is asking city council for a rate increase... its first in nine years.
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[SOT 02:03:54]
[IN Q=The cost of a car has doubled]

((THE COST OF A CAR HAS DOUBLED. OUR INSURANCE HAS GONE UP SIGNIFICANTLY AND REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE COSTS HAVE GONE UP AT LEAST A HUNDRED PERCENT IN THAT TIME.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Roberts/Yellow Cab Co.; ]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=in that time.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Steve and Billy Roberts run the company their grandfather started in the 1930s.
They say many of their expenses have doubled since Council approved the last rate hike in October, 1990.
Don Snyder is one of the drivers feeling the pinch from the rising price of gasoline.
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[SOT 01:13:17]
[IN Q=Since we've had such a great increase]

((SINCE WE'VE HAD SUCH A GREAT INCREASE IN THE GAS PRICE OVER A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, PEOPLE HAVE REALLY FELT THE PINCH PRETTY QUICKLY.))
[SUPER=01-Don Snyder/Cab Driver; ]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=the pinch pretty quickly.]
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[VO-NAT]


The petition that city council will consider next week, would raise the average fare 17-percent -- from four dollars twenty cents, to four dollars ninety cents.
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[Dville-Movies]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC02:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new state-of-the-art megaplex movie theater is coming to Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


It will be located on Riverside Drive and will include a 12-screen theater, restaurants and stores.
No date has been announced for construction yet. The North Carolina developer, is also constructing a similar complex in Roanoke.
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[Monacans]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC21:19]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It was supposed to be a new complex of soccer fields.. now a patch of land near Charlottesville is providing some long- sought after answers about Virginia's history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Albemarle Co.]


Archaeologist Jeffrey Hantman says this area along the Rivanna River is the site of the 17th century Monacan village known as Monasukapanough (mon-uh-SOO-ka-pa-naw).
The find is significant to present- day Monacans.. because it proves their ancestors were here in colonial times.


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[SOT 00:36:10]
[IN Q=We're hoping]

((DIANE SHIELDS/MONACAN TRIBE MEMBER: WE'RE HOPING IT'S THE LAST LITTLE BIT WE NEED BECAUSE IN ACTUALITY IT PROVES THAT WE WERE HERE. OF COURSE THOMAS JEFFERSON WROTE ABOUT US, THE FACT THAT HE EXCAVATED ONE OF OUR BURIAL MOUNDS IS IN THE NOTES OF VIRGINIA, HE DID DOCUMENT US BEING HERE BUT THE ACTUAL VILLAGE SITE WASN'T DOCUMENTED, AND HERE IT'S GOING TO BE.))
[SUPER=01-Diane Shields/Monacan Tribe Member; :00]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=going to be.]
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[VO-NAT]


Shields says the new information should help the tribe in its quest for federal recognition.
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[writer=chr]
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Lots of sports ,but first the Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Indianapolis, IN; :00]


Greg Paavola has a chance at winning one million dollars. All he has to do is make a three pointer at the men's final four tomorrow as part of the Gillette three point challenge. He has been practicing with NBA legend Rick Barry.
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[SUPER=0098-j/Tennessee/64//Rutgers/54////Penn State/55//Connecticut/65/2//;]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-63 9:17]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Renegades]


The Roanoke Express lost to Richmond 6-2 last night and fails to clinch the Northeast Division and the Northern Conference.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Express vs. Renegades; :00]


The Express would go with veteran goalie Daniel Berhtiaume in net.
The Express opens the scoring seven minutes in as Kris Cantu rips rope, beating Tom Noble for the goal. 1-nothing Roanoke.
With three minutes left in the first, Richmond's Andrew Shier is stopped on the slap shot by Bert, but Frank Novock is there for the rebound and we are notted at one after one.
[SUPER=34-Richmond/6/Roanoke/2;] 90 seconds into the second, Richmond's Pete Vandermeer gives to Joe Bianki who make

s the nice fake and scores. 2-1. Renegades win by four.
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Johnstown]


Roanoke has one more shot at the division and conference crowns tonight at Johnstown.

[S-UT]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-56 1:53:53]
[GRAPHIC=womens final four]


Tennessee fought off a sluggish start and beat Rutgers to advance to the national championship.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN; :00]


UT coach Pat Summitt her usual calm self.
The Lady Vols Michelle Snow gets the bucket here for Tennessee and with 6:35 left in the first half UT was out in front 16-13.
But Rutgers big girl inside Sutton Brown answers with the tough hoop in the paint to give the Lady Scarlet Knights the lead.
[SUPER=33-Tennessee/64/Rutgers/54;]Then, Usha Gilmore completes the break with the hoop to complete an 8-nothing r

un.
National player of the year Tamika Catchings then scores off the glass, UT lead 28-26 at the half and goes on to win 64-54.
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[S-Uconn]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=1pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-54 1:59:15]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT WIPE TO #ENG!!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN; :00]


It looks like Tennessee will meet Connecticut in the finals Sunday night. The Lady Huskies are beating Penn State late in the second half right now 71-59 with about 4 minutes to play. Watch Sue Bird for UConn show off her vision of the floor with the perfect pass to ASyya Jones for the hoop. The Lady Huskies, again beating Penn State in the second half.

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[S-UNC]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-53 tc 1:59:38]
[GRAPHIC=final four]


The men's final four tips off tonight.
North Carolina faces a hustling Florida team that goes 10 deep.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Florida]

((ED COTA/UNC GUARD: FLORIDA HAS A LOT OF GUYS THEY ARE GOING TO THROW AT US. WE JUST HAVE TO CONTROL THE TEMPO. WE MIGHT GET TIRED SOME. I THINK THAT AS LONG AS WE DON'T GET TIRED MENTALLY WE STILL HAVE A CHANCE. BILLY DONOVAN/FLORIDA COACH: OUR SHOT SELECTION OUR ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO SCORE ON CAROLINA'S DEFENSE ENABLES US TO GET OUR PRESS ON. PEOPLE THINK WE FORCE THE TEMPO WITH OUR OFFENSE. WE FORCE TEMPO WITH OUR DEFENSE.))
[SUPER=01-Ed Cota/UNC Guard; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Donovan/Florida Coach; :13]
[RUNS=26]
[OUT Q=with our defense]
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[S-Wisconsin]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-52 tc 1:55:35]

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[wipe to pinnacle 7511]
Catch the action here on WDBJ tonight with Wisconsin/Michagan State at 5:42 and then UNC and Florida at 8:17.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-65 10:57]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Hoops]


The Associated press men's college basketball coach and player of the year have been named.
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[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


Cincinnati senior Kenyan Martin is the player of the year. He averaged 18 points and nearly 10 rebounds a game for the Bearcats.
Iowa State's Larry Eustachy (yoo-STAY'-shee) is the AP coach of the year.
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[S-Texas]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-60 59:29]
[GRAPHIC=texas]

Texas Terry Labonte shattered the Texas Motor Speedway qualifying record with a speed of 192.137 miles per hour in Bud Pole first round qualifying for Sunday's DirectTV 500.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=01-Fort Worth, TX/Today; :00]

Labonte won last year's race at the one and a half mile track. You can watch the race right here on your Hometown Station. Now the top 25 [go to qualifying] [WIPE TO MOTION]
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[SUPER=0107-1. Terry Labonte/192.137/2. Kevin Lepage//3. Scott Pruett//4. Dale Earnhardt Jr//5. Dale Jarrett//;]
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[SUPER=0107-6. Steve Park//7. Jeff Fuller//8. Jerry Nadeau//9. Ward Burton//10. Mark Martin//;]
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[SUPER=0107-11. Mike Skinner//12. Joe Nemechek//13. Matt Kenseth//14. Bobby Labonte//15. Stacy Compton//;]
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[SUPER=0107-16. Chad Little//17. Dale Earnhardt//18. Ed Berrier//19. Rusty Wallace//20. Ricky Rudd//;]
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[SUPER=0107-21. Bill Elliott//22. Jeff Gordon//23. Dave Blaney//24. Brett Bodine//25. Johnny Benson//;]
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[OUT Q=.....LAST NAME."]
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[ANCHOR=steve]
[GRAPHIC=texas]


Rick Mast was 34th quickest, Elliott Sadler 35th and Jeff Burton 37th.

[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-62 24:59]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Vick]


Michael Vick begins Virginia Tech spring football today as the pre-season Heisman favorite. Yesterday he talked about the media blitz and pressure.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/20 Touchdowns Last Season; :10]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/National Championship; :20]
[RUNS=1:13]
[OUT Q=get better each game"]
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Rueben Brown]


Lynchburg native and Buffalo Bill Ruben Brown has signed a multi year deal with the team the Bills. Buffalo G.M. John Butler said "it was important to keep our own and we're extremely pleased to keep the four time pro bowler in a Bills Jersey. " Ruben is 30 years old.

[S-Globe]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-61 1:13:52]
[GRAPHIC=basketball]

Rising Star Sports and Adventure campers got a big suprise this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


Former Globetrotter Geese Ausbie is now the vice president of the organization.
He's been with the Harlem Globetrotters for 35 years, 24 of those as a player.
Now he travels ahead of the team, arriving at the next venue several days before the event to make special appearances like this one.
Geese encourages the children to stay in school and off drugs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=stick together]

((HUBERT "GEESE" AUSBIE/GLOBAL AMBASSADORS VICE PRESIDENT: STICK TOGETHER, PRAY TOGETHER AND WORK TOGETHER. I'M FROM ARKANSAS AND I ALWAYS TELL THE CHILDREN THERE THE SAME THING AND I HAVE FOUR KIDS AND TWO GRANDCHILDREN. WE CAN ALL MAKE THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE IF WE JUST STAY TOGETHER.))
[SUPER=01-Hubert "Geese" Ausbie/Global Ambassadors VP;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=stay together]
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[Virgin-Mary]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


They say the Lord works in mysterious ways... and for some... so does the Virgin Mary.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Gonzales, TX]


Many people are claiming to see the image of the Virgin Mary on a mailbox in Gonzalez, Texas.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=This morning]

((LUPE RODRIGUEZ/ WITNESS OF SIGHTING: THIS MORNING WHEN I CAME I ONLY SAW THE IMAGE OF IT AND NOW I SEE A CROSS ON THIS SIDE AND I'M SEEING A LITTLE MORE CLEARLY, BUT NOT HER FACE, JUST HER IMAGE.)) ((PATTY CAMARILLO/ WITNESS OF SIGHTING: LAST NIGHT SHE WAS EVEN GLOWING.. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL))
[SUPER=07-Lupe Rodriguez; :00]
[SUPER=07-Patty Camarillo; :09]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=was beautiful]
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[VO-NAT]


Hundreds have flocked to the box over the past couple of days... to see the image for themselves.
For what it's worth, it was first spotted by a drunk man.
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