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Coming up on news seven at six area farmers are the latest victims of the winter blast.
And will V-M-I be forced to allow women in the all male military institute-- the six-year legal battle is coming to a head.

Sports-Head


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In sports, North Carolina ends Clemson's unbeaten streak Marcus Camby was admitted to a New York Hospital today and the Steelers are headed to the Super Bowl.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
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You might call today's weather our reward after all the heavy snow.
The clouds stayed away-- and so did the cold air.
The sunshine sticks around through tomorrow.

Snow-Farmers


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-114
GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


For some area farmers the recent snow storm meant loss revenue-- for others it was just a nuisance.
As Denise Allen reports, farmers are facing new challenges when mother nature dumped two and a half feet of snow last week.
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SUPER=01-Jeff Henderson/Dairy Farmer; :15
SUPER=01-James Firebaugh, Jr./Farmer; :52
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((The snowfall didn't stop milk production at Jeff Henderson's dairy farm.
But Henderson couldn't move the milk and ended up dumping 10-thousand pounds. ((JEFF HENDERSON/DAIRY FARMER: THE MILK TRUCK COULDN'T GET HERE. THE DRIFT AND THE ROAD CONDITIONS. THE MILK TRUCK JUST COULDN'T MAKE IT ALL THE WAY AROUND. HE GOT WHAT HE COULD GET AND TOOK IT TO THE PLANT AND SOME PLANTS HE COULDN'T GET TO.))
Henderson will be re-embursed for his product by the Mid-American Dairymen Co-op. ((BUT IT'S STILL NOT GETTING TO THE PLANTS AND TO THE CONSUMER, SO SOMEBODY'S GOING TO HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AND I THINK IT'S MORE OR LESS PASSED OUT BETWEEN ALL OF US.))
30 inches of snow gives new meaning to working hard on the farm.
Farmers say they spend four hours on chores that normally take an hour.
First, just getting to the cattle was a problem. ((JAMES FIREBAUGH, JR/FARMER: WE COULDN'T WALK IN IT. IN PLACES THERE WERE FOUR, FIVE OR SIX FEET DEEP DRIFTS. WE HAD TO MOVE IT TO GET TO THE CATTLE.)) ((HENDERSON: WE JUST ENDED UP PUTTING SACKS OF GRAIN ON OUR BACKS AND CARRYING HAY BAILS THROUGH THE SNOW DRIFTS AND WADING THROUGH THEM UP TO OUR WAISTS JUST TO GET TO THE CATTLE.))
The Firebaughs used a back-hoe to break the ice on their ponds and then cleared a path so the cattle could get to their water supply.
The warmer temperatures seem to be a welcome relief to everyone.
But with two more months of winter yet to come, these farmers say they're prepared to face mother nature's wrath again--before the spring thaw.
Denise Allen News 7. ))

Disabled


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-107
GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


The recent snow storms have also made getting around difficult.
And for the disabled winter weather can make leaving the home impossible.
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Wheelchairs don't move through snow and ice very well.
The winter weather also changes the terrain, making it difficult for the blind to find their way.
Christene Montgomery, a member of the Mayor's Committee For the Disabled, says keeping your sidewalks clear will help.
But she says staying in touch with your neighbors is the most important thing to do.
And it's not just the disabled that need help making it through the snow.
Montgomery says you should also check in on people who are injured and on crutches or use canes.
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((CHRISTENE MONTGOMERY/MAYOR'S COMMITTEE FOR THE DISABLED: THE ELDERLY AND SOME PEOPLE THAT ARE PARALYZED HAVE IMPAIRED CIRCULATION. SO THEY HAVE A DANGER OF FROST BITE. SO THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO STAY OUT AS LONG, TO DO THE SNOW REMOVAL IF THEY COULD.))
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Montgomery also wants to remind everyone that the disabled often need help year round.
Many need assistance around the house or getting to the grocery store.


Mall-Roof


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The anchor stores at Potomac Mills Mall opened today for normal business hours -- after being forced to close because of a sagging roof.
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VO-NAT 15:47 (Saturday)
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The rest of the mall is expected to reopen tomorrow.
The Prince William County mall was evacuated yesterday when the sagging roof was discovered near the main entrance and a clothing store.
Potomac Mills is one of the nation's largest malls.
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Spring-Hollow


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-104
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Co.


Regional business leaders hope Roanoke County's accomplishment will translate into more jobs.
The county dedicated the Spring Hollow Water treatment System yesterday.
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The facility can provide up to 23 million gallons of water a day to the Roanoke Valley.
Business leaders say this alleviates one problem when trying to attract industry to the region.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/NEW CENTURY COUNCIL: WATER IS VERY ESSENTIAL FOR THE INDUSTRY AND THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. THIS GIVES US ONE MORE ASSET THAT WE CAN SELL AS A REGION. TO THOSE COMPANIES THAT MIGHT LOOK HERE AND SAY GOSH WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT.))
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The Spring Hollow Reservoir holds more than three million gallons of water.
The reservoir and the treatment facility cost around 75-million dollars to complete.
It will be a few weeks before water treated at the facility is available to county residents.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net-
GRAPHIC=US Supreme Court


Justice Department lawyers will make their final arguments before the U-S Supreme Court this week in the
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government's bid to force the Virginia Military Institute to admit women.
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VO-NAT
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The six-year legal battle comes to a climax Wednesday.
The Clinton administration will ask the nation's highest court to force the state-supported school to admit women.
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The lawyers also plan to argue that Mary Baldwin College's women leadership program is unconstitutional.
V-M-I is one of two state-supported, male-only military colleges in the nation.
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The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, also is under legal attack -- but that dispute is at a standstill pending the outcome of the V-M-I case.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Ron
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Coming up on News-7,
Area blood banks were one of the many casualties of the recent heavy snowfall.
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And,
An old school learns some new tricks.
Jay Moore has the story up next.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

wx ad lib
Well, we didn't see the cloud cover we were expecting to see-- instead high pressure brought some much- needed sunshine.
Today's highs soared way above normal-- up into the 50's just about everywhere.
Temperatures will moderate to the 40's during the week ahead.
And we'll have new storm to talk about by Wednesday-- But this one's only expected to bring some rain.
We'll have more for you in the forecast-- stay with us. MUSIC UP FULL
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Skyline-Manor


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-112;edit of 95-14 (Glasgow)
GRAPHIC=None


When Glasgow Elementary School closed several years ago, the doors were chained shut and the windows boarded up.
But last month the eyesore re-opened.
Jay Moore tells us how the school is once again benefiting the community.
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(( Small children use to roam these halls.
But now a different age group is learning its way around the old schoolhouse.
The town and county teamed up with a private company to turn this.... into this.
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTER: IN 1939 GLASGOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OPENED. IT CLOSED IN THE 80S AND NOW HAS REOPENED AS A HISTORIC LANDMARK. ))
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The historical aspect helped the town get financial aid to turn the school into 32 apartments.
They're designed for one TO two people who are 62 or older, handicapped, or disabled.
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((HELEN CASH/SKYLINE MANOR MANAGER: THE BUILDING HAD JUST ABOUT GONE. IT NOW CAN BE USED AND HOPE MAKE USE OF FOR A LONG TIME AND TO HELP THESE ELDERLY PEOPLE WHO NEED PLACES TO LIVE. ))
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Edith Wallace found she needed a new place to live when it became too difficult for her to get in and out of her home.
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((EDITH WALLACE: IT WAS HARD FOR ME TO GET UP AND DOWN THE HILL SO I HAD TO FIND A LEVEL PLACE TO LIVE.))
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The manor has many nearby conveniences.
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((HELEN CASH: THE POST OFFICE IS ACCESSIBLE. THE BANK IS ACCESSIBLE. WE HAVE OUR GROCERY STORES AND FILLING STATIONS. SO EVERYTHING IS RIGHT HERE THAT THEY'LL NEED. ))
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The residents pay according to their monthly income.
And water and sewer are included.
With all this what more could residents what....
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((EDITH WALLACE: I'M PLANING ON MAKING A LOT OF FRIENDS HERE. I NEED PEOPLE TO TALK TO. ))
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It may be awhile before Wallace has anyone to talk to.
Currently, there's only two people living there.
But by roll call next month, management expects classes to be half full.
In Glasgow, Jay Moore, News 7.))

BLOOD-DRIVE


ANCHOR=RON
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 95-106
GRAPHIC=Red Cross


The Red Cross is in urgent need of YOUR help.
Blood donor drives have been among many cancellations during the past week and a half because of the snow.
Blood is in such demand that officials say some elective surgeries have been canceled when the possibility of a transfusion was expected.
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VO-NAT
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Red Cross officials scheduled an emergency blood drive to help alleviate the problem.
The drive is all day tomorrow-- a holiday for some.
Officials hope that many will decided to celebrate Lee-Jackson-King Day by giving the gift of life.
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((NORMA TOMLINSON/RED CROSS HEAD NURSE: IT MIGHT BE YOU OR ME THAT NEEDS THE BLOOD. SO WE CERTAINLY NEED TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS WE CAN AND I UNDERSTAND THEY HAVE INCREASED THE STAFF FOR MONDAY SO WE WOULD BE ABLE TO HANDLE MORE PEOPLE.))
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The drive is tomorrow at the Roanoke Donor Center on Church Avenue.
The hours are 8-30 to five in the afternoon.
All blood types are needed.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
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GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


The big snowstorm last weekend impacted a lot of area businesses,
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and the possibility of a strike at Bell Atlantic melts away.
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Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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Perhaps the only retailers benefitting from the Blizzard of 96 were the ones selling shovels, sleds, and groceries.
Dominion Hardware in Danville, for example, had no shortage of customers.
Most stores weren't as lucky...the ones at the malls closed for two days.
For them, the Blizzard of 96 compounded the losses from a so-so holiday shopping season.
The largest law firm in our area has become even bigger.
Woods, Rogers and Hazlegrove has merged with a Charlottesville firm and will also open a new office in Washington, D-C.
First Union earned one-and-a-half-BILLION-dollars last year, as reported in a statement that includes its latest acquisition, the First Fidelity bank.
And Bell Atlantic and the union representing more than 12-hundred workers in our area have reached a tentative agreement on the most general issues in their contract dispute.
The union members have worked without a contract for five months.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it dropped 120 points, closing at 5061-point-1-2.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Bacova


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TAPE# 95-97
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VO-NAT 95-82 (Bacova)
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A new employer in Alleghany County is putting the finishing touches on its manufacturing center.
Bacova Guild is opening a plant in Low Moor.
It will employ close to 350 people.
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((PAT HAYNES/BACOVA GUILD C.E.O. WE WILL BE IN THE PROCESS OF INTERVIEWING FOR 100 JOBS IN ABOUT TWO MONTHS. WE'RE GOING TO START SOME PRE-EMPLOYMENT TRAINING AND PRELIMINARY JOB INTERVIEWS PROBABLY BY THE END OF THIS MONTH.))
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The company had hoped to move in by the end of the month.
Bacova officials say it could take two months to phase in the plant. 95-34 (bacova)
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The company, based in Bath County, makes a variety of household goods, like doormats, rugs, and personalized mailboxes.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Business News


Also this week, one of the first casualties of the lackluster Christmas season for retailers.
Buster Brown Apparel will close a Smyth County sewing plant this spring, laying off more than 200 employees.
The company says the primary reason for the closing is poor holiday sales.
The plant was temporarily closed several years ago for similar reasons.

Tease#2

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
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Still to come on News 7,
Roy will have the latest in sports, including who is making the trip to Tempe for the Super Bowl.
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And a viewer gives us feedback on a story we ran about an incident involving two Virginia Tech football players.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Feedback-01/07


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News-7's Feedback is back, with a viewer's comments on the controversy surrounding a couple of Virginia Tech football players.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
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(( A story in our noon newscast on the federal lawsuit filed against Tech and football players Tony Morrison and James Crawford brought a reponse within minutes from a viewer in Blacksburg.
She sent an E-mail note, defending the university's system for handling complaints such as this, in which a student accused the players of raping her.
"Because of the sensitive nature of this issue it is the (alleged rape) VICTIM'S choice as to whether or not the case is tried by the University judiciary system or taken to criminal court. The lawyer [for the student] just made it sound like it is university policy to handle cases internally and diminish the severity of the accusation, and this is just not so. If the victim does not want to involve other family members or expose details to public scrutiny, she may choose to keep all information within the confines of the university. While I do not know any details of this case, I do know that the university judiciary system has worked fair and justly in the past."
Whether you want to respond within minutes of seeing a news story, or want to reflect a bit, you can get in touch with us by mail at News-7 Feedback, PO Box 7, Roanoke, Virginia, 24022.
Send your faxes to Feedback at area code 540-343-7269.
And for E-mail, our address is WDBJ7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, North Carolina knocks Clemson from the unbeaten ranks the Cowboys and Packers are battling in Irving.
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And the Pittsburgh Steelers survive a last second Hail Mary pass to beat the Indianapolis Colts and advance to the Super Bowl.
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S-Steelers


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Fb95-2
GRAPHIC=Steelers/colts


The Pittsburgh Steelers are going to the Superbowl for the first time since 1980.
Bam Morris scored from the one yard line with over a minute left as the Steelers beat the Indianapolis colts 20 to 16.
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SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA/NBC SPORTS; :


It was a battle of field goals in the first and second quarter Cary blanchard's 36 yarder gave the Colts a 6 to 3 lead.
Pittsburgh scored the only touchdown of the first half Neil O'donnell throwing the 5 yard touchdown pass to Kordell Stewart and the Steelers led 10 to 6 at the half.
Both teams added field goals in the third and in the fourth Jim Harbaugh hooks up with Floyd Turner on the 47 yard touchdown pass and the Colts took the 16 to 13 lead.
But Pittsburgh answered. O'donnell goes to the air and he hits Ernie Mills, who makes a super coach on the sideline for a big gain all the way to the Colt one yard line.
Two plays later Morris takes the handoff and bulls his way over for the score and Pittsburgh took the 20 to 13 lead.
But the game came down the final
SUPER=30-Pittsburgh/=20/Indianapolis/=16;play Harbaugh throws the Hail Mary

into the end zone the ball slips through Aaron Bailey's hands and hits the turf the Steelers win it 20 to 16
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Cowboys/Packers


The Cowboys and Packers are slugging it out in Irving this evening.
Michael Irvin's caught two touchdown passes and Brett Favre has thrown two and the game was tied at 17 to 17 until Dallas scored to take a 24 to 17 lead at the half of the divisional championship game.
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S-Carolina


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-25
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Clemson is no longer among the ranks of the undefeated. The Tigers Ran into a hot North Carolina team this afternoon at the Dean Dome in Chapel Hill.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/JP-RAYCOM; :


Dean Smith's young Tar Heels got the jump on the Tigers early.
Jeff McGinnis pulls up and nails the baseline jumper and North Carolina led 27 to 20 half way through the first half.
Clemson would take it to the hoop Greg Buckner on the drive scores the layup and the Tigers trailed 27 to 22.
But Carolina was just to strong on this play Antwain Jamison takes the alley oop and slams it down and the Tar heels led 42 to 25 at the half.
With Merl Code out with an injury Buckner was the only offense the Tigers had he picks up the lose ball and scores.
Carolina continued to control the SUPER=33-North
Carolina/=86/Clemson/=53=;game and the Tar Heels end Clemson's unbeaten streak

with the 86 to 53 win at the Dean Dome.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Massachusetts Forward Marcus Camby is being evaluated in a New York Hospital this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Olean, NY/SPORTSCHANNEL; :


Camby collapsed in the hall way just before today's tipoff with St. bonaventure. He was taken to the hospital and remains there in stable condition.
Tyrone Weeks filled in for Camby and scored 15 points as top ranked Massachusetts beat St. Bonaventure.
For that and all of the scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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S-Burton


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=Media Tour


1996 could be a banner year for Bill Davis racing and Driver Ward Burton.
The two joined forces to produce their first career win last season and now they're hoping for more.
Mike Stevens has more from Thomasville, North Carolina.
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Bye


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=School Information


Following the newscast, we'll show you a complete listing of schools still closed or delayed due to the recent weather.
Those will appear on the bottom of your screen during the C-B-S Evening News.
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That's going to do it for News 7 at 6. Goodnight. See you at 11.