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[TALENT=Keith]

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Wet snow is already falling is some parts. We'll begin the newscast with the latest forecast for you.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And we'll hear the Governor's reasoning on how he arrived at a compromise on Confederate History month.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 Sports, EC Glass names its new head football coach. The Express takes on Wheeling tonight, we'll have the latest edition of "Roundhouse Wrapup."
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[VO-NAT]

Plus, this man Dr. Steve Bohannon viewed the Earnhardt autopsy photos three days after Dale's death.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
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Spring started this morning but in some locations it will look and feel like mid winter. I'll show you where it will snow and where it will rain just ahead.....

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[VO-NAT]


The start of a spring storm... snow begins to fall across parts of Southwest Virgina.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=News 7 at Six]


Good evening...
[First-Wx]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=News 7 at Six]


Everything from a cold rain to heavy wet snow seems to be in store for the viewing area.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Leo/Weather Center]


For more on what we can expect, let's go right to meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner.
[ANCHOR=Leo]
[SS=NONE]WEATHER CENTER

[WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[DOUBLE BOXES=Leo and Rachel/Microwave]
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[Spring-Storm]


[ANCHOR=Leo]
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With more on what it's like outside we head to the area that is expected to receive some good snow accumulations.
Let's talk to New River Valley Bureau Chief Rachel Cannon.
[Live=Rachel Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Rachel1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Leo, it's not exactly what people had in mind for the first day of Spring...reports of snow flurries around the N-R-V started to come in after 2 p-m.
Now since then it's been on and off depending on the location, still people in this region are getting ready to be hit hard with a spring storm...
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[SUPER=01-Kelly Young/Giles High School Student; :12]
[SUPER=01-Michael Emlaw/National Weather Service; :29]
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((NATS - BUSES School districts decided not to wait for the first flakes to fall before letting students out early, most dismissals an hour before the regular schedule
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((KELLY YOUNG/GILES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; I THINK IT'S GOOD THE SCHOOL IS TAKING PRELIMINARY CAUTIONS SO CAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF MOUNTAINS AROUND HERE AND IT GETS BAD, SO I THINK IT'S GOOD WE 'RE GETTING OUT. )) [RUNS:07]
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Michael Emlaw of the National Weather Service says the higher elevations will be hit worst by the unusually strong storm system which has been moving across the Southeast
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[IN Q=THAT COMBINED]

((MICHAEL EMLAW/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE; THAT COMBINED WITH RELATIVELY COL DRY AIR OVER US IS RESULTING IN SNOW IN THE MOUNTAINS AND A COLD RAIN ELSEWHERE.)) [RUNS:00]
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Nats- V-dot crew V-dot crews are paying close attention to predictions, preparing equipment and staff for 12-hour shifts thus providing round the clock service, the overnight efforts will be the most crucial when the heaviest snowfall is expected.))
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I also spoke to representative at American Electric Power, he said they too are preparing vehicles and equipment to handle any outages due to the storm.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Rachel/Microwave]


They would like to remind cutsomers to report any power problems right away. Keith.

[Confederate-Month]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=01-05 TC1:14:09]
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Governor Jim Gilmore has pulled the plug on Confederate History Month.
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[VO-NAT]
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The Governor today released what he believes is a compromise proclamation, that states in part:
"Whereas the four years of Civil War was suffered by both North and South to protect what each side believed to be threatened rights and imperiled liberty...."
"I, James S. Gilmore the third... do hereby recognize April 2001 as the Commonwealth of Virginia's Month for Remembrance of the Sacrifices and Honor of All Virginians Who Served in the Civil War..."
It is NOT the proclamation the Sons of Confederate Veterans requested.
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[IN Q=I would hope that people]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I WOULD HOPE THAT PEOPLE DON'T SEE THIS AS A SITUATION OF CAVING OR NOT CAVING. I DON'T THINK THAT ANYBODY THINKS I'M A CAVER. I DON'T CAVE MUCH. BUT WHAT AM A PERSON IS THAT I TRY TO BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER IN THE GREATEST WAY THAT I CAN. I WANT THIS STATE TO GO TOGETHER INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.))
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[OUT Q=21st century.]
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[TALENT=Keith]
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Last year, the N-double-A-C-P threatened an economic boycott of Virginia if Gilmore declared a Confederate History Month this year.
Today, the group had NO immediate comment.

[Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=mjo]
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A teenage boy was shot and killed in Roanoke this morning by a 15-year-old girl.
Marya Jones reports: authorities and people who knew the two teenagers believe the shooting was accidental.
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(( Police say the teenagers were playing with a 38-caliber gun inside the Elm Avenue apartment that 16-year-old Neville Swain shared with his father.
He was shot once in the head ... and died hours later at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police say the 15-year-old girl who shot him was a friend from Northwest Roanoke.
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[SOT 9:14 - :19]

((SHELLY ALLEY/ROANOKE POLICE SPOKESPERSON: WE'RE STILL INVESTIGATING THAT NOW AS TO WHO THE GUN BELONGS TO AND HOW IT ENDED UP IN HER HANDS.)) [RUNS:05]
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((DINA FOSTER/NEIGHBOR: SHE DID SAY SHE THOUGHT THE GUN WAS UNLOADED. SHE DIDN'T KNOW THERE WAS NO BULLETS IN THERE.....)) [RUNS:05]
Neighbor Dina Foster says she knew both teenagers and believes it was an accident.
She spoke with the girl after the shooting.
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[SOT 6:48 - :7:00]

((DINA FOSTER/NEIGHBOR: SHE WAS IN COMPLETE SHOCK. I MEAN, SHE WAS HYSTERICAL. SHE HAD THOUGHT THIS BOY CAME AFTER HER AND SHE WAS CRYING, "HE'S COMING AT ME, HE'S COMING AT ME." AND SHE WAS JUST HOLLERING, "I DIDN'T MEAN TO SHOOT YOU.
I DIDN'T MEAN TO KILL YOU. IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.")) [RUNS:12]
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[SU] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: AFTER QUESTIONING THE GIRL, INVESTIGATORS RELEASED HER BACK INTO THE CUSTODY OF HER PARENTS. NO CHARGES HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST HER BECAUSE THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING. MJN7, ROANOKE.)) [RUNS:11]))

[Henry-Murder]


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Deputies say an argument between friends in Henry County ended in murder.
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George Lincoln Hopkins was arrested and charged with first degree murder for allegedly killing Larry Thomas Bennett.
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Deputies say the two men had been drinking when an argument broke out around two-thirty this morning.
The victim's 13 year old child escaped through a window and called police.
Authorities believe Hopkins killed Bennett with glass from a coffee table broken during the altercation.
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[Dutch-Inn]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jus]
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Fire investigators are trying to determine what sparked a major fire at the Dutch Inn in Collinsville last night.
The fire caused extensive damage to the inn's lounge, lobby, offices, and trademark windmill.
Justin McLeod says the owners may have trouble raising the windmill from the ashes.
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((((DALE WAGONER/FIREFIGHTER: RIGHT FROM THE START IT WAS A BIG, BIG HOT FIRE.))
That was just before midnight Monday.
Within minutes, the fire quickly spread to the lobby and offices.
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[IN Q=The fire actually got up to the]

((DALE WAGONER/FIREFIGHTER: THE FIRE ACTUALLY GOT UP INTO THE TOWER WHICH IS LOCATED BEHIND US AND GOT UP INTO THE CYLINDER AREA OF THE BUILDING WHICH MADE IT DIFFICULT TO FIGHT.)) [Runs08]
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A fight that took more than six hours and crews from three different fire departments.
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[IN Q=Firefighters were able to contain the fire]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: FIREFIGHTERS WERE ABLE TO CONTAIN THE FIRE PRETTY MUCH IN THE MAIN SECTION OF THE HOTEL WHICH IS IN THE LOBBY. EVEN SO, THEY DID EVACUATE THE RESIDENTS AS A PRECAUTIONARY MEASURE. THEY ARE NOW STAYING AT OTHER AREA HOTELS. AND THE OWNER SAYS HE HOPES TO BE BACK IN BUSINESS AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK.)) [Runs15]
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The owner also plans to begin rebuilding the main section of the inn as soon as possible.
But restoring the trademark windmill could be difficult.
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((STEVE GRODENSKY/OWNER: OBVIOUSLY WE'LL HAVE TO CHECK WITH AN ARCHITECT TO SEE EXACTLY WHAT WE CAN DO WITH IT AND SEE HOW WE CAN OPERATE THE WINDMILL BACK INTO OUR DESIGN AGAIN.)) [Runs08]
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Firefighers brought in heavy machinery to take the windmill down because they believe its not structurally sound. ((NAT SOUND OF SCENE, 1:10:39))
In the meantime, investigators are still trying to figure out what triggered the fire.
An employee says she entered the lounge and saw sparks coming from an electric outlet.
Investigators say it could be days before we know the actual cause.
Justin McLeod, News 7, Henry County.))

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A fight over money could put the brakes on plans to renovate Lynchburg's old train an bus depot.
That's just one of the stories still ahead on News 7 at Six.
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And some financial planning tips to make sure money doesn't doens't put the brakes on your child's college education.
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[WEB-ADDRESS]
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[Web Address Announce] [Pinnacle 4885ess] [COMMERCIAL]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#=01-06 TC1:16:10]
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A teacher and coach at Floyd County High School is facing charges of sexual abuse involving a student.
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[VO-NAT]
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26- year- old Jeremy Ryan Cox is accused of taking indecent liberties with a tenth grade girl who was a member of an athletic team he coached.
Authorities say the allegations came to light when the student told school personnel.
Cox faces seven counts, the most serious of which, abduction with intent to defile, carries a possible prison sentence of 20 years to life.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Cox turned himself in this afternoon and was released on bond. Neither he nor his attorney was available for comment.

[Smith]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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A Roanoke man has admitted impersonating a U-S Marshal.
Brian Wendell Smith had convinced Teresa Craghead he was working deep undercover for the Marshal's Service.
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[VO-NAT]
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He even took her to the federal building with him- -had her sit outside the Marshal's Office while he supposedly went in to confer with his boss.
The prosecutor says Smith conned Craghead into letting him live with her.
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[IN Q=In order for]

((TONY GIORNO/ASSISTANT US ATTORNEY; IN ORDER FOR ME TO PROTECT YOU, YOU HAVE TO RENT ME CARS, GIVE ME A PLACE TO STAY, ADVANCE ME MONEY, AND I'LL KEEP YOU SAFE FROM THE BAD-GUY DOPE DEALERS THERE ARE OUT THERE.))
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Smith seemed to have difficulty accepting the prosecutor's summary of the evidence. Facing an additional charge of fraud, he finally pled guilty. He faces up to three years in prison for impersonating a U-S marshal.

[Financial-Aid]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=jmi]
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Pop Quiz.
How do you come up with $80,000 to finance a college education?
Here's News 7 business reporter Jennifer Miele with a refresher course on financial aid.
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[SUPER=01-Jeanette Rader/Guidance Counselor; :40]
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(( Wanda Wright is preparing to make the biggest decision of her life ... which college to go attend. [maybe sound over a walking shot of her rattling off college names tc:00:54:41: UNIVERSITY OF TENEESEE KNOXVILLE, EMORY UNIVERSITY IN ATLANTA, UNIVERSITY OF NC CHAPEL HILL.] [RUNS05]
When it comes to narrowing it down to one, Wanda says money is the bottom line. [tc:00:56:31] ((WANDA WRIGHT/WILLIAM FLEMING STUDENT: I TRY NOT TO BE IN DEBT TO OTHER PEOPLE, SO IF I COULD GET A FULL RIDE TO ANY COLLEGE THAT WOULD BE GREAT.)) [RUNS05] [tc01:29:24] ((JENNIFER MIELE/REPORTING: THE AVERAGE FOUR YEAR EDUCATION AT A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY CAN COST AS MUCH AS $40,000, A PRIVATE SCHOOL CAN EXCEED $80,000. SO GOING INTO COLLEGE WITHOUT GOING INTO DEBT CAN BE VERY DIFFICULT.)) [RUNS10] [tc:01:05:55] ((JEANETTE RADER/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: I PERSONALLY THINK THAT LOANS ARE OK. BECAUSE THIS PUTS THEM OUT IN THE WORK WORLD WITH A COLLEGE EDUCATION, THE ABILITY TO MAKE MORE MONEY, AND PAY BACK THE LOAN.)) [RUNS08]
Jeanette Rader says a good way to start looking for college money is to find out about available scholarships.
This Web Site called fastweb.com asks for a student's profile, then finds scholarships that student is eligible for.
Make use of the federal government's web site to download a federal financial aid form and apply for the Pell Grant or Guaranteed Student Loan programs.
On that Web Site, there's also information about a law passed in 1997 that allows students like Wanda or her family a $1,000 tax deduction when that money is spent on tuition.
Rader says just listening to a financial aid representative from a particular college can save you a bundle. [tc:01:08:46] ((JEANETTE RADER/GUIDANCE COUNSELOR: THEY GO THROUGH THE PROCEDURES OF FILLING OUT THE FINANCIAL AID FORMS AND ANSWER ANY AND ALL QUESTIONS. )) [RUNS05]
Wanda is hoping her good grades and extra curricular activities will get the attention of James Madison University's admission board -- especially when it comes to time to divvy up scholarship money.
Her advice.. [tc:01:02:46] ((WANDA WRIGHT/WILLIAM FLEMING STUDENT:START RIGHT NOW. START SAVING YOUR MONEY RIGHT NOW.)) [RUNS05]
So financing a college education doesn't require a doctorate degree in accounting, just a little study time.
Jennifer Miele, News 7. ))

[Stocks]


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The Fed cut interest rates by a half-point today, but that wasn't enough for Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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The DOW plunged 238 points.
NASDAQ dropped 94.
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[L'burg-Budget]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
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A long-time plan to turn Lynchburg's old train station into a dual bus and train terminal has now run into a few red lights.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The station is being renovated to house a visitors center and terminals for Amtrak and Greyhound.
Construction was due to start in May on a new road that would allow buses direct access to Fifth Street.
But several council members wonder whether the city can afford to spend 650- thousand dollars on a road that might not be necessary.
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[SOT 20:21:07]
[IN Q=It seems to]

((JULIAN ADAMS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT SEEMS TO ME WE'VE BITTEN OFF MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW, AND BECAUSE WE'VE BITTEN OFF MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW I DON'T FEEL THAT CREATES AN OBLIGATION FOR ANY PERSON HERE TO CONTINUE.))
[SUPER=01-Julian Adams/Lynchburg Council Member]
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[OUT Q=here to continue.]
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[VO-NAT]


Adams favors eliminating plans for a fire museum and using that land as a turnaround for Greyhound buses.
Council wants to study several options before it makes a decision.
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[Salem-Health]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=01-04 TC53:44]
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The City of Salem wants to keep its employees in shape and healthier, and save money on health care costs in the process.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem]


Automotive technician Kenneth Blevins is participating in the city's new wellness and nutrition program.
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[SOT2:10:10]
[IN Q=I needed to lose the weight]

((KENNETH BLEVINS: I NEEDED TO LOSE THE WEIGHT AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT THING AND I'M GLAD THEY TOOK CONSIDERATION FOR THEIR EMPLOYEES TO DO THAT))
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Blevins/Salem Automotive Technician]
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[OUT Q=for their employees to that]
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The program costs Salem 30-thousand dollars.
But city officials say anything they can do to keep health care costs down is worth it.
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[SOT149:48]
[IN Q=In the long run we're going to see]

((FOREST JONES/SALEM CITY MANAGER: IN THE LONG RUN WE'RE GOING TO SEE EMPLOYEES WHO ARE GOING TO USE LESS MEDICATION. AND FOR THINGS THAT NORMALLY PUT THEM IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM AND HOSPITAL HOPEFULLY WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THAT)):
[SUPER=01-Forest Jones/Salem City Manager]
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[OUT Q=we're not going to have that]
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[VO-NAT]


More than a third of the city's workforce has signed up for the program -- including 22 firefighters.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports football news from EC Glass and the Roanoke Steam. Plus, the Earnhardt autopsy photo trail has taken a unique twist.
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[VO-NAT]

And the Express is home tonight - the question is - does Perry Florio feel at home on this exercise bike.
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[S-Glass]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=EC GLASS FOOTBALL]


The Lynchburg school board is meeting at this hour and just moments ago the board approved the hiring of Ed Landis as the new head football coach at EC Glass. Landis leaves a successful program at Jefferson Forest to replace Dennis Peters, who retired as the Toppers head coach on November 27th of last year. We'll have more on this for you tonight on News 7 at 11.

[S-Steam]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-85 12815tc]
[GRAPHIC=STEAM]


The Roanoke Steam opens its season on April 7th. Today the team signed its sixth former Tech player to a contract.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1998; :00]

Loren Johnson, who played in NFL Europe last season and was recently released by the New Jersey Gladiators of the Arena One league, will serve as the team's defensive cover specialist this coming season. Johnson, like most players has a one year deal. Last season Johnson was an assistant coach at Lord Botetourt high school.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-92 32:03]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Wheeling]

The Express tries to make it 12 straight wins at home tonight when the team battles Wheeling at seven.
[graphic=round house wrap up]

Here's Steve Mason with Round House Wrap Up.
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[SUPER=@Steve1; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :18]
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :32]
[SUPER=01-Troy Lake/Express Forward; :53]
[SUPER=01-Daniel Berthiaume/2.27 Goals Against Avg.; 1:04]
[SUPER=01-Travis Smith/5 Goals, 23 Assists; 1:17]
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[OUT Q=round house wrap up"]
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((STEVE MASON:)) ((In the last few weeks Perry Florio's been pumping his legs on the locker room exercise bike. He's also trying to watch what he eats, a goal that is hard to meet, espcially on the road. ((:)) The upcoming road trip doesn't cut it for the team. The Express will play four games in five nights at Richmond, Wheeling, Toledo and Peoria. It adds up to 20 hours on the road. ((:)) ((:))

Adam Dewan leads the ECHL in plus/minus. Travis Smith is second in the league in that category.))[S-Dale]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-86 11543TC]
[GRAPHIC=DALE OBIT]


Ever since Dale Earnhardt died on February 18th, officials in Volusia County have maintained that NO one had viewed his autopsy photos. However, there is word tonight out of Florida that just isn't the case.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/February 23rd; :00]

Three days after Earnhardt's death and a day before a Florida judge sealed the photos, Dr. Steve Bohannon viewed the pictures. Records at the Medical examiners officer indicate that Bohannon, who has strong ties to NASCAR, examined the photos for about 35 minutes on February 21st. Two days after reviewing the pictures, Bohannon appeared in Rockingham with NASCAR director of competition Gary Nelson and president Mike Helton, but none of the three said anything about viewing the photos.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD DALE]

The photos are now on a computer disk along with a videotape of the autopsy under lock and key at an undisclosed site.