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NOON-HEADLINES

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Lynchburg police investigate another bank hold-up in less than 24 hours.
The convict who killed his prison pen-pal faces life behind bars.
And President Clinton makes a historic trip to Northern Ireland.
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Sunny and cool today, with warmer weather on the way for tomorrow. Stay tuned for the latest details from the News 7 Weather Center.
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Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
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TAPE#95-100
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Two bank robberies in two days have Lynchburg police scrambling in their search for suspects.
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The latest occurred just over an hour ago at the First Virginia Bank on Main Street, the second time in two weeks this branch has been robbed.
Two men entered the bank and demanded cash, apparently without displaying a weapon.
They fled on foot, but an eyewitness says a dyepack inserted with the money exploded just seconds later.
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((DOUG PICKLE: EYEWITNESS: THEY WAS RUNNING FROM THE BANK, THE TWO OF THEM, AND THE BOMB BLOWED UP IN THE BAG YOU KNOW, AND MONEY WENT EVERYWHERE AND THEY TOOK A LEFT AN RUN OFF DOWN THE ROAD.))
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Pickle says he picked up the money and returned it to the bank.
It is believed all of the money was recovered.
A grocery bag with red dye on it was found several blocks away and a police tracking dog is trying to pick up a scent of the robbers in the area.
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Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-100 and edit of 95-100/bank-robbery
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Meantime, police are still looking for a suspect in yesterday's bank robbery.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday;


A man robbed the Nationsbank on Boonsboro Road and ran to a get-away car parked across the street.
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Yesterday;


An hour later, police searched the area around a home off Walnut Hollow Road in Bedford County.
A tip indicated the car may have been abandoned behind the house, but a search turned up nothing.
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Police are NOT releasing the name of the man who they believe is responsible.
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Lee


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-3
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A man who became prison pen-pals with a Hampton woman and later beat her to death has been convicted of first-degree murder.
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A jury has recommended that 33-year-old Frank Lee serve life in prison for killing Fran Smith.
Smith had taken Lee in to her home after his release from prison last January and wanted to help him get start a new life.
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He bludgeoned her to death and was captured in Danville several days later.
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Model


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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Authorities now say the Hollywood photographer charged with killing model Linda Sobek may be a serial killer.
Investigators are pursuing hundreds of leads and honing in on at least two cases.
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One of them has striking similiarities to Sobek's death.
Like Sobek, the remains of Kimberly Pandelois (pan-DEHL'-ee-ohs) were found in the Angeles National Forest in 19-93.
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((SHERIFF SHERMON BLOCK/L.A. SHERIFF'S DEPT: PEOPLE PLACED THEM TOGETHER ON AT LEAST TWO OCCAISION IN MEETING SITUATIONS.))
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Investigators are also looking into a homicide in Ohio, close to where Rathbun's father lives and where Rathbun had often visited.
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Confession


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales
A Minnesota man will be in court today to plead guilty to a double murder

he says he committed 20 years ago.
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Authorities say John Claypool has confessed to shooting Lake City Mayor Wilmer Strickland and his wife when he was 14-years old.
Claypoool told authorities he had been drinking and smoking marijuana when he went to the Strickland home armed with a 22 caliber rifle.
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((HE SAW THAT HE HAD THIS GUN, HE YELLED SOMETHING TO THE AFFECT WHICH IT TURNE OUT WOULD HAVE BEEN TO HIS WIFE, HE'S GOT A GUN AND TURNED AND BEGAN RUNNING AWAY FROM HIM. AND AT THAT POINT HE JUST BEGAN FIRING THE GUN IN THE DIRECTION OF MR. STRICKLAND.))
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Claypool said he killed his neighbors --QUOTE -- " to see what it was like to kill someone."
Now 34, he faces up to ten years in prison.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton today became the first American President to visit Northern Ireland.
In a speech from Belfast he challenged Protestants and Catholics in the troubled region to stand firm for peace.
Bill Plante has more.
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FLOODS


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NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=flooding


Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt heads to the northwestern U-S today to check out flood damage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Toledo, OR;


High waters in Oregon and Washington have forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.
With some areas getting hit with up to five inches of rain, every major river in the region is above flood stage.
Landslides and high water have resulted in road closures and traffic restrictions on at least 17 highways.
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Still to come on News 7,
The search continues for a Lynchburg pilot and his plane in West Virginia.
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and the driver of the rig that caught fire in Franklin County last month catches more heat in court.
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Roofing-Ax


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-88
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A Roanoke man is fighting for his life this morning after falling from a roof.
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VO-NAT
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Witnesses say Skid Wheller was weather-proofing the roof of a house on 11th Street in Southeast Roanoke.
He apparently lost his footing on the ladder and plummeted 32 feet.
He was not breathing when emergency crews arrived.
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SOT 11:12:38
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((HAROLD THOMPSON/WITNESS: I RAN, CALLED 911 AND COME BACK HERE AND CHECKED ON HIM. HE WAS LAYING THERE. I WAS HOLLERING FOR HIM. HE DIDN'T SAY NOTHING. I WAS SCARED TO MOVE HIM. HE DIDN'T COME TO AND WAS TELLING EVERYONE TO LIFT HIS HEAD AND I DIDN'T WANT TO MOVE HIM. I WAS SCARED. ))
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Emergency crews were able to get him breathing again and took him to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
His injuries are considered very serious.
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M'ville-Fatal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
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The woman killed in a car accident in Martinsville this morning has been identified as 39-year-old Jeanette Weaver Rakes of Ridgeway.
Police say Rakes was travelling south on Memorial Boulevard when she ran off the road and struck a utility pole.
She was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she died.
Police don't know what caused her to lose control of her car.

Craig


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-92
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The memories will last a lifetime, but the hearing lasted all of five minutes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./October 6


On October 6th at the intersection of routes 220 and 605, a tractor trailer carrying thousands of gallons of Toluene (TOL-yoo-EEN) overturned and burst into flames.
It forced dozens of Fork Mountain residents to evacuate their homes, and it took emergency crews more than three hours to extinguish the blaze.
45- year- old Norman Craig of Winston Salem, North Carolina was behind the wheel of rig.
This morning he was in Franklin County District Court, and found guilty of improper driving.
His punishment-- a fifty dollar fine plus court costs.
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Plane-Crash


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Private


Still no sign of a plane that may have crashed in central West Virginia.
Authorities think the plane, piloted by 31-year-old Colin Cambell of Lynchburg, went down Tuesday night on a mountain in Webster County.
Cambell was returning to Lynchburg from Braxton County in HEAVY fog when flight controllers LOST contact with his plane.

Liz-Tucker


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#edit of 95-94
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Campbell County woman convicted of embezzling from the circuit court clerk's office blames it on Bingo and the lottery.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rustburg/Yesterday;


60- year old Elizabeth C. Tucker yesterday pleaded guilty to stealing more than 45- hundred dollars over a five year period.
Authorities say Tucker would take cash payments for copying and filing fees and pocket the money without turning in a receipt.
Her attorney hopes the judge takes into account Tucker's age and lack of a criminal record when she's sentenced in January.
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Reardon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


APCO says the lineman who sued the company a couple of weeks ago over the loss of his job was let go because of a drinking problem.
John Reardon claimed he checked into the Psych Center for depression, only to have his supervisor pay him a visit and ask for his resignation.
In its legal response APCO says a breathalizer test confirmed that Reardon was intoxicated on the job... operating a company vehicle while under the influence.

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When News 7 returns,
Buying liquor in the grocery stores may someday be as easy as A-B-C,
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and while this bridge is getting a face lift, motorists will have to find another way to get around for the next year.
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Walnut-Bridge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=none


A Roanoke bridge that carries thousands of cars every day will be closed for the next year.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Walnut Street Bridge over the Roanoke River must be replaced, and the demolition is scheduled to begin in mid- December.
More than six thousand cars use the bridge every day, and the project will re- route traffic onto route 116. A second detour will also provide access to neighborhoods and Mill Mountain.
Because the closure will send more traffic through residential areas, the city is promising strict enforcement of speed limits and parking restrictions.
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ABC


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
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Getting to the liquor store may be a little easier in the future.
The state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is considering selling liquor in supermarkets.
The A-B-C plans to test their new idea by opening a liquor store inside a supermarket in Norfolk.
A-B-C officials say that if the concept is a success, it will be used at other supermarkets and possibly discount-grocery stores.
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Revco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-90
GRAPHIC=business news


People in our area will soon be shopping in the nation's largest drug store.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


That's because Revco, a large chain here, has agreed to merge with rival Rite Aid.
The combined company will have 45-hundred stores.
The deal will be a bitter pill to swallow for some Revco employees.
Rite Aid expects to eliminate 156-million-dollars of Revco's expenses.
Up to 11-hundred job cuts are planned.
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Rite Aid will also close Revco's corporate headquarters.
There's no word yet on how the merger will affect Revco's operations here.

Urban-Zone


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NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-96
GRAPHIC=Va Economy


For years economic developers have complained they're running out of marketable land in Roanoke.
Well yesterday the city learned it'll get some help.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday;


Governor Allen has given a thousand-acre portion of northeast Roanoke an enterprise zone designation.
It gives tax breaks and subsidies to anyone trying to improve potential business sites.
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((PHILLIP SPARKS/ACTING DIR. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: WELL IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO US BECAUSE THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE CITY OF ROANOKE HAS EVER REALLY HAD A COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WHERE WE COMBINE THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW INDUSTRY, THE DEVELOPMENT OF EXISTING BUSINESSES, AS WELL AS COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ALL INTO ONE PROGRAM.))
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Enterprise zone assistance is also designed to improve living conditions and education standards.
The Martinsville-Henry County region and Pulaski County have also qualified for enterprise zones.

Downtown-Business


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-98
GRAPHIC=Business News


Some new businesses are finding space in downtown Roanoke.
From a bagel bakery to a retailer who carries a little bit of everything, new stores are cropping up.
Len Besthoff has that story.
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SUPER=01-Hal Stern/Five Boro Bagels Owner;:20
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((CUSTOMER: I WANT TWO EVERYTHING BAGELS.))
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By the end of March, Five Boro Bagels will branch out from Roanoke County and open its second location in Roanoke's downtown market area. Nat Sot T1 TOT 05:42:40 UNLOADING BAGELS
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That puts the number of new stores downtown well past a bakers dozen, for just the past few months alone.
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((HAL STERN/FIVE BORO BAGELS OWNER: THE POPULATION DOWNTOWN, THE TRAFFIC IS JUST, IT'S INCREDIBLE COMPARED TO WHERE WE ARE NOW. SO WE FIGURE IF WE'RE DOING WELL OUT HERE, WE'LL DO QUITE WELL THERE.))
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Hal and Joanne Stern opened Five Boro Bagels in Roanoke County two summers ago.
But they always had a move downtown in the back of their minds.
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((JOANNE STERN/FIVE BORO BAGELS OWNER: WE HAD WANTED TO DO SOMETHING FROM THE BEGINNING, TO GO DOWNTOWN, SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.))
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((A lot of people have also been wondering what's gonna happen with this building, which used to house Woolworth's. Well we caught up with the person who bought the space.))
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Nat Sot tape 06:36:25 opening door crank ch. 2 all the way!
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Mun Kwong Cho moved to Roanoke from Korea 11 years ago and opened Style Plus, which has a little bit of everything. Nat Sot TAPE ONE CHO SPEAKING KOREAN THREE SHOT...06:31:29 LET VIDEO ROLL OVER FIRST PART OF NEXT TRACK
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Through his assistant manager, who served as an interpreter, he explained why he's expanding his concept in a big way two doors down the block.
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((JILL BARR/STYLE PLUS ASSISTANT MANAGER: HE JUST WANTED IT, FOR A LONG TIME, TO HAVE A STORE LIKE WOOLWORTH'S TYPE.))
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Cho will call the store the Campbell Mart.
He plans to have part of it open within two weeks.
Len Besthoff, News-7.

Stocks


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cro
TAPE#none
SS=stocks


On Wall Street at noon activity is picking up--the Dow is down nearly 14 and a half points.
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Just ahead,
Our very own Mike Stevens talks to the Winston Cup champion,
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and it's a whale of a tale in California as the christmas season comes to light.
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Cavs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB96-1
GRAPHIC=UVa


The Virginia Cavaliers hooked up with second ranked Kansas in the Great 8 tournament in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
UVa made a comeback charge but still came up short.
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SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/ESPN; :00


Jeff Jones' team had a chance to get within one point with 15 seconds to go, but Harold Deane gets called for the charge on the drive and assist to Jamal Robinson.
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The basket is waved off, and Kansas adds some free throws to beat the 15th ranked Cavs 72-to-66.
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Gordon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-30
GRAPHIC=gordon


Our Mike Stevens yesterday had a chance to talk with Winston Cup champion Jeff Gordon, VIA Satellite from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.
Gordon is in the Big Apple for tomorrow night's
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Winston Cup awards banquet.
Mike talked to him about a number of topics including how a lot of racing fans are less than thrilled with his championship season.
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((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((JEFF GORDON/1995 WINSTON CUP CHAMPION:))
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Gordon will be on Late night with David Letterman tonight, and on New 7 at six, we'll hear what he has to say about being on the show.

Shamu


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Christmas


Yesterday Tipper Gore put the finishing touches on the National Christmas Tree-- but in California a Christmas Tree lighting was a whale of an event.
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SUPER=03-San Diego;


Sea World's 45-hundred pound killer whale turned on more than two- thousand light bulbs last night.
Shamu pushed a big red button lighting the 320- foot Skytower Tree of Lights.
The tree is the tallest in Southern California, and can be seen from nearly everywhere in San Diego County.
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wrap


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Coming up tonight on Health Check-
Two area ministers-- a husband and wife team-- are trying to help the community improve not only their minds...but their bodies.
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They're the Christ Crusaders....and they're bringing exercise-- real cheap-- to Roanoke.
Just one dollar a day gives participants access to equipment, space and workout videos.
And just in time for the holidays.
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MARJORIE WILSON/CHRIST CRUSADERS EXERCISE CENTER: SOME OF THEM HAVE TAKEN THOSE WALKERS OVER THERE AND STARTED RIDING BIKE. AND THEY SAY "REVEREND WILSON I FEEL SO GOOD ABOUT IT. AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT,)) ((REV. WALTER WILSON/CHRIST CRUSADERS EXERCISE CENTER: DON'T GAIN FIVE POUNDS, COME IN AND LOSE TEN POUNDS AND SHAKE IT OFF AND YOU WON'T GAIN THAT BACK. REV.
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We'll have the story, plus all the day's news, sports and weather-- on News 7 at FIVE. Thanks for joining us, and have a good afternoon.