[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Elian Gonzalez's father beefs up his demand as he prepares to come to the states. A live report coming up.
Are cell phones dangerous for your health? The latest study results coming up.
Plus this local man STRIKES it big- with a perfect 300 game- The story in sports.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.

[Elian]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Elian Gonzalez]


A last minute change from Elian Gonzalez's father.
He changes his plans for his trip to America.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Jennifer Jones/Newspath]


Jennifer Jones is following the case and joins us live from Miami with the latest.
[Live=Jones Full/Newspath]
[SUPER=01-Jennifer Jones/Reporting]
[SUPER=05-Miami, FL]

[***ROLLED FROM NEWSPATH***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL; :00]
[SUPER=01-Spencer Eig/Miami Relative's Attorney; :34]
[SUPER=01-Fernando Remirez/Cuban Interest Group; 1:18]
[RUNS=1:21]
[OUT Q=working very hard.]

((Under the hot Miami sun, tempers are flaring up. Demonstrators surged past a barricade and vowed to protect little Elian Gonzalez. Hundreds of people forming a human chain, vowing to keep the six-year-old boy in the United States. The tense moments came as talks between INS officials and relatives broke off once again. This time both sides are wrangling over the conditions which the Cuban castaway will be re-united with his father. Spencer Eig, Relatives Attorney: The fact that Elian's father best interest of Elian for the future. Meanwhile in a fresh effort to break the stalemate, the US attorney representing Elian's father heads to Cuba to work out travel plans for Juan Miguel Gonzalez. The fathers arrival in the States could end the standoff between Immigration officials, who say the boy must be re-united with his father. And the Cuban Exile community, which is loathe to sending Elian back to grow up under Communism. Juan Miguel Gonzalez will reportedly stay at this home outside Washington as officials from both countries try and end the dispute. Fernando Remirez-head of the Cuban Interest Washington, DC We are working very hard...))
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[Live=Jones Full/NEwspath]
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[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dse]
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[GRAPHIC=81 Accident]


A man was thrown from his car during an accident on Interstate 81 tonight.
(XXXXXXXX)

[TAKE MAP FULL]
It happened in the northbound lanes near exit 156-- that's the Troutville exit in Botetourt County.
One of the north bound lanes was closed for a time while the accident was cleaned up.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The victim was taken to a Roanoke hospital-- the extent of his injuries and his identity have not been released.

[African-Drum]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:27:39]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The sounds of Africa came alive tonight in Roanoke.
Through drums and dance, Reginald Yates and his orchestra are teaching the traditional art form to people of all ages.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[IN Q=nat sound]
[SUPER=01-Reginald Yates/African Dancer;:27]
[SUPER=@Kate2;1:35]
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[OUT Q=kwe News 7, Roanoke.]

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[SOT 20:39:57]
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((REGINALD YATES: WHEN YOU START TO MOVE IN AFRICA AND SING THE SONGS OF EMPOWERMENT IT TAKES YOU ON A JOURNEY INSIDE YOURSELF TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO LIFT YOU TO A HIGHER SELF TO HELP YOU UNDER STAND WE'RE ALL CONNECTED BY BREATH AND BLOOD.))
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Reginald Yates and his orchestra travel across the country teaching the roots of African music and culture.

[SOT 20:38:44]
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((YOU SEE AFRICA IN EVERYTHING. ONE OF THE GREETINGS OF SUMBLA BUJA IS SLAPPING YOUR NEIGHBORS HAND IN EXCHANGE FOR A GREETING AND MANY TIMES PEOPLE WILL SEE ATHLETES DOING THIS ALL THE TIME AND WE HAVE TRACED THIS BACK TO BANDIA PEOPLE.))
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((WE ALWAYS BEGIN THE CLASS WITH GREETINGS THAT ARE ALSO VERY POWERFUL TO ENCOURAGE THEM AND TAKE THEM TO THEIR GREATER SELVES.))
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((THE MOVEMENT SPEAKS TO THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE AND THE THINGS THAT WE DON'T HAVE.))
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((THUS A CONNECTION BETWEEN INSTRUMENT AND THE HUMAN BEING THERE IS NO SEPARATION AND WE LEARN OUR MANNERS IN THE DANCE AND HOW TO TREAT OTHERS IN THE DANCE.))
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And to close the performance the audience leaves with a peaceful thought.

[SOT 20:41:25]
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((THERE'S ALWAYS ONE POEM WE END WITH HOLD FAST THE DREAMS BECAUSE DREAMS DIE LIFE IS LIKE A BROKEN WING BIRD THAT CAN NOT FLY.))
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Kate Weidaw News 7 Roanoke.))
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [04/04/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Wall-Street]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


A wild ride on Wall Street today-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Tech stocks took a huge drop early on- By lunch-- the Nasdaq was down 570- the dow, 500.
The markets rebounded- but not before burning some investors.
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((SCOTT BLIER/PRIME CHARTER: THE PEOPLE WHO BORROWED MONEY TO PLAY THE MARKET. THOSE PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DRIVEN OUT OF THE MARKET.))
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[VO-NAT]


The NASDAQ is now off nearly 18 percent since mid March- While the final numbers weren't that bad- many experts say there is a lot of damage.
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[Confederate-Month]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC36:46]
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It was 32 years ago tonight that Martin Luther King, Junior was assassinated in Memphis.
Governor Jim Gilmore chose the day to privately sign a bill into law making a separate holiday for King in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The Virginia N-double-A-C-P says that's nice.
But it doesn't make up for what Gilmore says he'll do tomorrow: proclaim Confederate History Month.
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((SALIM KHALFANI/VIRGINIA NAACP: HE'S BEEN ASKED NOT TO DO THIS....RISEN FROM THE DEAD AGAIN.))
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[OUT Q=dead again.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Governor says his proclamation will condemn slavery, but honor the "noble spirit and inspiring leadership" of Confederate leaders-- a solution he thinks most Virginians want.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US ALL TO COME TOGETHER ... MIDDLE GROUND.))
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[OUT Q=middle ground.]
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The proclamation is annually requested by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
The Governor issued the same proclamation last year.

[EchoStar]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:16:02]
[GRAPHIC=Echostar job Fair]


Montgomery County's newest -- and potentially largest -- private employer got off to a strong start on making its first hires today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


More than 14-hundred hopefuls put in applications for EchoStar Communications, a direct broadcast satellite company.
The company promises 600 new jobs immediately ... and 14-hundred within the year.
Applicants came from all over southwestern Virginia ... many the targets of recent layoffs.
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((JOHN EATON/FORMER NR CASTINGS WORKER: I TELL YOU WHAT, IT'LL BE GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY, TOO. 1,400 JOBS... THAT'S A LOT OF WORK FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. AND A LOT OF PEOPLE LOOKING FOR WORK, TOO.))
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((JERRY FRYE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: I THINK TODAY SIGNIFIES A BIG STEP FORWARD TOWARD RECTIFYING OUR UNEMPLOYMENT...GETTING US ON THE ROAD TO RECOVERY.))
[SUPER=01-John Eaton/Former NR Castings Worker; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Frye/Virginia Employment Commission; :08]
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[OUT Q=road to recovery.]
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[VO-NAT]


The jobs range from customer service to maintenance.
Base pay for most is eight-fifty an hour.
A second job fair will be held Thursday.
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[Nylstar]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ/nkr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


Some good employment news is expected Thursday in Henry County.
Nylstar (NILE-star) -- a high-tech textile company -- will expand its current plant there.
Sources tell NEWS 7 Nylstar will add 50 workers.
[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Two train cars smash into a concrete wall-- on purpose.
Find out why later in the newscast.
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[VO-NAT]


And it seems like everyone has one these days.
But a new study says cell-phones may be bad for your health.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sports preview]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hey guys...]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=the big 7."]

((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office where the Express opened the playoffs by getting shutout by the Cheifs. A 70 year old man rocks the house at the Vinton Bowling Center tonight. Two ODAC hoop teams pick up new head coaches today. And the Avalanche players hope their reception this season is warmer than their first workout in Salem. Tonight on the Big 7.))

[Cell-Phone]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Cell Phones]


Mobile phones are convenient but are they safe?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-London, England;]


The debate is intensifying after new claims that "hands-free" headsets may increase rather than decrease exposure to radiation.
The Consumer's Association did the research.
It suggests using cell phones actually triples raditaion with cables acting as aerials focusing waves on people's brains.
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[SOT 15:!7:45]
[IN Q=]

((ALREADY WE HAVE NUMEROUS REPORTS OF PEOPLE USING MOBILE PHONES OF VERY SERIOUS HEADACHES, THE FEELING OF A STELL BAND BEING TIGHTENED AROUND THEIR HEAD, SUBSEQUENT SLEEP PROBLEMS, SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS.))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Gerard Hyland;]
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[OUT Q=SHORT TERM MEMORY LOSS.]
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[VO-NAT]


Others questioned the consumer associatons' research methods-
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[SOT 15:18:19]
[IN Q=]

((WHAT I'M AGAINST IS THE SCARE MONGORING GOING ON BY THE USE OF THE TERM RADIATION ASSOCIATED WITH MOBILE PHONES, THEY ARE RADIO WAVES TRANSMISSIONS, THEY ARE NOT X-RAY TRANSMISSIONS THEY'RE NOT HIGHLY DANGEROUS.))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Michael Clark;]
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[OUT Q=not highly dangerous.]
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[Vo-nat]
The testing was done in London on a British Telecom cellnet set with a Philips phone and an Ericsson ear piece.
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[Pitts-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-04 TC1:04:12]
[GRAPHIC=Pitts Budget]


Pittsylvania County property owners might be paying a lot more to live in the county.
Supervisors proposed a nearly 95 million dollar budget that includes a tax hike.
Surae Chinn tells us where the money might go.
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[SUPER=01-Dan Sleeper/Pittsylvania Co. Administrator; :25]
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[SUPER=01-Donald Johnson/Pittsylvania County Schools; :49]
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(( Pittsylvania County needs money for its enhanced 911 system, public schools and juvenile detention centers.
The county board of supervisors did not cut down any department requests.
So the board proposed a 28 cent property tax increase. That would raise the yearly property tax on a 50 thousand dollar home by 140 dollars.
[SOT 58:00]

((DAN SLEEPER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. ADMINISTRATOR: MAJORITY OF ALL YOUR FUNDING GOES TO THE SCHOOL BOARD TO MATCH YOUR REQUIRED STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS. IT MAKES UP 75 TO 80 PERCENT OF YOUR BUDGET.)) [RUNS:09]
Like many county schools, Chatham high School could use the money.
[SOT 1:10:03]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: IT'S BECOME A DESPERATE TIME IN PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY SCHOOLS. A 13.8 MILLION DOLLAR SCHOOL BUDGET IS NEEDED TO PAY FOR MORE TEACHERS AND AN AVERAGE 6 PERCENT PAY RAISE.)) [RUNS:10]
[SOT 50:13]

((DONALD JOHNSON/PITTSYLVANIA CO SCHOOLS.: IF PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY DOES NOT DO SOMETHING TO IMPROVE ITS COMPETITIVE POSITION RELATIVE TO OTHER SCHOOL SYSTEMS WE ARE GOING TO LOSE OUR BIGGEST AND BRIGHTEST.)) [RUNS:11]
County officials say the tax increase is just a proposal and the final figure probably won't be that high. But if the board chooses a lower figure, some school officials wonder if they'll get the money they need. Surae Chinn, News 7, Pittsylvania County.))
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[Halifax-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sch/nkr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Taxes]


Halifax County property owners could also see a tax hike.
County supervisors are evaluating several options-- including a three to 10 cent tax increase.
The board is also considering fee-hikes on building and land use permits.

[Harris]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:48:02]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The Trial of a Roanoke man accused of stabbing his friend to death and then using the knife to continue his crime spree began today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Mike Harris admits he killed 36- year old Paul Wright in November.
[SUPER=04-November 14]


Harris' attorney says his client snapped after the victim allegedly fondled Harris while he was sleeping.
Prosecutors say Harris then stole the victim's car and robbed a convenience store in Smyth County using the same knife as a weapon.
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[SOT 15:21:54]
[IN Q=When he]

((SHEILA HILL/PROSECUTION WITNESS: WHEN HE STOOD UP BEHIND ME, WHEN HE CAME BEHIND THE COUNTER AND HE HAD THE KNIFE AT MY BACK AND HE SAID DON'T MAKE ME HURT YOU BECAUSE I'VE ALREADY KILLED SOMEONE.))
[SUPER=01-Sheila Hill/Prosecution Witness; :00]
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[OUT Q=killed someone.]
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[VO-NAT]


Harris was arrested a short time later in Washington County.
The trial will continue tomorrow.
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[Meszaros]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:40:11]
[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


A top official at Virginia Tech could become the next president of the University of Florida.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1995]


Tech vice president and provost Peggy (meh-ZAR-russ) Meszaros is one of six finalists for the job.
Meszaros is the highest ranking female administrator in Virginia Tech history.
She's been there about seven years.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Still ahead on News 7-- a tearful reunion for three sisters seperated decades ago.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Supremes are getting back together--
At least some of them.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-2 6 1/8 8 6 9/11 12 15 21 25/4 17 23 35 39/9]






[Supremes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=nkr]
[TAPE#=15:06:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Diana Ross is hitting the road with the Supremes...but an original one might be staying home.
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((OOH...STOP IN THE NAME OF LOVE, BEFORE YOU BREAK MY HEART. ))
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[OUT Q=break my heart ]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


Ross might be breaking the heart of the last original Supreme Mary Wilson.
Earlier today Ross said Wilson couldn't reach a deal with the promoter to join the tour.
But Wilson's publicist says she thought it was a done deal and then was told the deal was off.
The tour starts June 14th and shows from Pennsylvania to California.
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[Sisters-Reunited]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-08 TC28:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Tears were spilled at the Roanoke Airport today as two sisters found a new family.
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[SOT 1:12:35]
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((SOBBING, COME ON, WAVES))
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[OUT Q=come on]
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[VO-NAT]


Alice and Louvinnia Jordan are choking on decades of emotion.
They are about to meet their sister for the first time.
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[SOT 1:13:26]
[IN Q=]

((REUNION HUG. YOU MUST BE ALICE. I AM ALICE))
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=I am Alice]
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[VO-NAT]

Linda was one of six siblings sent off to adoption agencies when their mother died. She wrote a couple hundred letters to find her brothers and sisters. Discovering these half-siblings was a real treat.
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[SOT 14:26]
[SOT 14:53]
[IN Q=We're here]

((WE'RE HERE FOR HER NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES NO MATTER WHAT SHE NEEDS, WE'RE HERE FOR HER. FROM THIS DAY FORWARD WE GOT A FAMILY GOING ON. SIGHS.))
[SUPER=07-Alice Jordan;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=NAT SIGHS]
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[VO-NAT]

The Jordans are still searching for their other brothers and sisters -- but they say they already have new reason to celebrate Thanksgiving.
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[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]

The Express opens the playoffs with a thunderous thud. A 70 year old man exemplifies perfection in Vinton. There are new coaches everywhere tonight and a new driver for the Viagra car.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Indianapolis, IN; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo picked up his reward for coaching the Spartans to the national title last night. This morning in Indianapolis he claimed the crystal Sears trophy and a he picked up a $10 thousand dollar check for the school.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Johnstown kelly cup playoffs]


The Express was shut out last night, falling to Johnstown 3-nothing. Steve Mason has more on the Kelly Cup first round playoff opener from the Round House.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Kelly Cup First Round Playoffs; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :11]
[SUPER=@Steve1; :26]
[SUPER=01-Duane Harmer/Express Defenseman; :36]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/Express Goalie; :54]
[SUPER=34-Johnstown/3/Roanoke/0; 1:02]
[SUPER=01-Ben Schust/Express Center; 1:16]
[RUNS=1:33]
[OUT Q=news 7 sports"]
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((A crown of only one thousand 758 turned out for the playoff opener. It seemed empty seats went hand in hand with an empty hearted effort by the Express. ((SCOTT GORDON/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((DUANE HARMER/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
The Chiefs scored their first goal at the 8:16 mark of the first as Andrew Clark finds the back of the net on Daniel Berthiaume's doorstep. ((DANIEL BERTHIAUME/EXPRESS GOALIE:))
Johnstown's Kris Porter scored with an 11 minutes left in a second period inwhich the Express managed just four shots, all by defenseman. Roanoke has scored just three goals in the last four games. ((BEN SCHUST/EXPRESS CENTER:))
Berthiaume will give way to Dave Gagnon Wednesday night, two veterans who hope the younger offensive players haven't already packed their bags for the season, Steve Mason News 7 sports.))

[S-Bowler]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-60]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/JOHNSTOWN]


Perhaps the Express would have had more luck had the team played at the old Lancerlot last night.
[GRAPHIC=BOWLING]

Not more than a few hundred yards from the house that Henry Brabham built
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]

this man had absolutely no trouble at all scoring. 70 year old Tommy Burleson turned the Vinton Bowling Center upside down tonight as he bowling a perfect 300 game with 12 straight strikes. He is the oldest to bowl a perfect game in the valley since they began keeping records in 1957.
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[S-Coach]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]

The revolving door of high school football coaches continues to spin in this off-season.
[GRAPHIC=ROCKBRIDGE CO.]

Rockbridge County has named Billy Mills the school's new head football coach. Mills is from Chilhowie. He played college ball at Emory & Henry and last year served as a defensive coordinator at Soddy Daisy high school in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He beat out 30 other applicants to replace Jamie Talbott, the only coach the Wildcats have ever had.


[S-Generals]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-56 15601]
[GRAPHIC=w&l]


Washington & Lee saw its fortunes on the men's hardwood take a turn for the better last season under the leadership of interim coach Jeff Lafave. As a result, Lafave was named the Generals' full-time head coach today by athletic director Mike Walsh. But Lafave knows he and the program are only as good as their next recruiting class.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=CONTINUING TO...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Lafave/Washington & Lee Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=...that's the key."]
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[S-Hornets]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-55]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00]

At Lynchburg College this afternoon, a very familiar face stepped to the podium to assumethe position of head basketball coach for the Hornets. Ron Carr, who was an assistant at Virginia Tech under both Charlie Moir and Frankie Allen before taking over the head coaching ranks at Longwood, returns to the college hardwood after spending last year at Rockbridge County high school.

He replaces the retiring Joe Davis.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I HOPE...]
[SUPER=01-Ron Carr/New Lynchburg Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...ALWAYS ADMIRED."]
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[S-Avalanche]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-53 tc 2:02:04]
[GRAPHIC=avalanche]


The Salem Avalanche arrived in town right along with the not so spring-like weather conditions for their first in-town workout yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


The Salem roster boasts a lot of new faces. And according to management several possible big league prospects.
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[SUPER=01-Alan Cockrell/Avalanche Manager; :00]
[SUPER=01-Jerome Alviso/2nd Year Avalanche Player; :20]
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[OUT Q=pretty good team]
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[anchor=mike]
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The Avalanche opens the 2000 season tomorrow in Winston Salem. The team's home opener is next Monday night.

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[TAPE#=SP-52 15743TC]
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The Winston Cup circuit rolls into Martinsville later this week for the Goody's Body Pain 500 festivities, but not everyone will be making the trip to Henry County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-This Season; :00]

Last night the Eel River Racing team that fields the Viagra Pontiac entry on the Winston Cup Circuit announced that driver Jeff Fuller is being replaced this weekend by Mike Bliss. Both are rookies on the circuit and the team's PR director Bob Hice says for now it is just a one race switch.
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[WIPE TO PINNACLE 1021] And don't forget to join Your Hometown Station this Saturday night at seven as we bring you another NASCAR 2000 special, a preview of the Goody's Body Pain 500 on WDBJ-7.
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[Video]


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[WRITER=dse]
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A passenger train crashed head-on into a concrete wall today-- in the name of safety.
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[IN Q=nat Crash]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Pueblo, CO]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=nat Crash]
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The cars were fully instrumented and carried crash-test dummies.
The collision was designed find out exactly what happens inside a passenger rail- car when it crashes.
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