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Up next on News 7 at eleven-
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Saying goodbye to a Roanoke family killed in a weekend fire.
In Texas, Police find out a 10 year old pregnant runaway is really 14- We'll have the story.
And checking in with Bath County one week after flooding hits.
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Plus the weekend forecast. And Tech loses tonight.
News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A pregnant Houston runaway isn't ten years old after all.
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Cindy Garcia is really fourteen- and her name is really Adela Quintana..
Authorities say the birth certificate saying the girl was ten is a fake.
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More children are lighting up- teens in particular.
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((DR. MICHELE BLOCH/CAMPAIGN FOR TOBACCO FREE KIDS: GIRLS ESPECIALLY ARE LURED TO SMOKING BY TOBACCO COMPANY PLOYS THAT SMOKING WILL HELP KEEP THEM THIN.))
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And Virginia Tech loses its first Conference Game of the year-
Join us for News 7 at eleven. Fatal-Fire

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ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#95-106
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Five members of one family were buried today in Roanoke.
Christine Duncan and her grandchildren died last Saturday when their southeast Roanoke home caught fire.
Joe Dashiell attended today's funeral service at Belmont Baptist Church.
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((Mourners filed past five empty hearses as they filled the sanctuary at Belmont Baptist Church.
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((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: FOR CHRISTINE, 46 YEARS WAS A BRIEF LIFE, BUT FOR MARK WHO TOMORROW WOULD BE SEVEN, AND FOR HIS YOUNGER BROTHERS CLYDE AND PATRICK AND FOR HIS SISTER NANCY LIFE HAD HARDLY BEGUN.))
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Fire ended their lives on Saturday night, when intense flames spread from an extension cord downstairs to the second floor apartment where the family lived.
But for relatives and friends, cousins and classmates, there are other enduring memories...
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((MY CONSTANT MEMORY OF CHRISTMAS WAS THAT OF PUSHING A BABY CARRIAGE WITH NANCY IN IT)) ((...WITH PATRICK DRAPED AROUND HER SHOULDERS AND CLYDE AND MARK HOLDING ONTO HER COATTAILS AND OFF THEY WENT.))
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Roanoke firefighters lead the way as the funeral procession moved to Evergreen Burial Park.
And there in donated spaces, the children were buried together... their grandmother nearby.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Marshall-Fire


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TAPE#95-107
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Roanoke fire officials are calling a morning blaze suspicious.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


About twenty fire- fighters put the flames out at 638 Marshall Avenue in Old Southwest.
But not before an upstairs apartment was completely gutted.
No one was found inside, but a number of pets died in the fire.
Eight dogs and two cats were killed from smoke inhalation or burns.
District One Chief Bev Mitchell says the the cause hasn't been determined.
A number of fire- fighters at the scene think it started on a mattress-- even though no one was in the house.
Investigators have not yet talked to residents of the house or the property owner.
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Arson


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#NONE
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A Roanoke man's been arrested tonight and charged with the arson of an occupied dwelling.
Twenty year old Phillip Vincent Orren is charged with setting fire to a home on 813 Patterson Avenue Tuesday night.
The fire caused heavy damage to the home.
Police are currently investigating a rash of fires in the southwest part of Roanoke.
Eight empty buildings including two vacant homes and four garages have burned in recent days.
Orren has not been charged in any of those fires. Halifax-Murder
ANCHOR=Jean

NEWSCAST11
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TAPE#96-4
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Halifax County investigators are still searching for a suspect in the death of 69- year old Bill Maxey.
He was killed outside his Country Store early this morning in the community of Alton.
Teresa Hamilton reports, authorities believe he was shot just minutes after opening for business.
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((STOVER ELLIOTT/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I'VE BEEN KNOWING BILL FOR TEN OR 15 YEARS, HE WAS ALWAYS A GOOD FELLOW TO EVERYBODY. ))
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It will probably be some time before friends, family and even investigators make sense of Bill Maxey's death. Authorities say a customer was the one who discover his body outside a storage closet. He'd apparently been shot twice.
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((BILLY BOWES/MAXEY'S FRIEND: I REMEMBER HEARING IT ON THE SCANNER, ABOUT THAT TIME POLICE GOT THE CALL AND I JUMPED OUT OF MY BED AND RAN UP HERE.))
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Billy Bowes was another friend.
He believes Maxey was shot while grabbing a jug of water outside to make coffee.
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((MAJ. RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: AT THE PRESENT TIME, IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A ROBBERY THAN A BREAK IN, IT DOESN'T APPEAR ANYTHING WAS BROKEN INTO. ))
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Shortly after Major Link arrived, he contacted State Police.
It was then, authorities began photographing and collecting evidence.
The suspect did leave a trail.
Part of a cash register was on the ground outside--a 12-pack of soda was nearby.
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((YOU COULD WALK UP AND DOWN THE ROAD HERE AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYBODY, BUT NOW IT SORT OF MAKES YOU THINK, ESPECIALLY AFTER THIS HAPPENED, IF YOU WANT TO WALK OR NOT. ))
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Authorities may never know, how much, if any money was taken from Bill's Country Store. Investigators say the suspect took the cash register. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Halifax County.))

Bolling


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#96-6
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The first day of testimony has wrapped up in the murder trial of Joe Gardner Bolling in Bedford County.
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Bolling is accused of the shooting death of his girlfriend, 27- year- old Torina (toe-REE-nuh) Lynn Wright during an argument last June.
Bolling told police his .44 Magnum went off by accident, striking Wright-
She died of massive internal bleeding.
But prosecutor Randy Krantz says Bolling knew what he was doing when he went for his gun.
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((RANDY KRANTZ/BEDFORD CO. PROSECUTOR: THE EVIDENCE WILL SHOW THAT WHEN MR. BOLLING REACHED UP INTO THAT CLOSET THAT HE HAD A CHOICE AND WE WILL PUT FORTH TO YOU AT THAT TIME THAT ALSO CONTAINED IN THAT CLOSET AT THE SAME TIME IN ADDITION TO THE LOADED .44 MAGNUM REVOLVER, THAT IN HIS STATEMENT HE INDICATED THAT HE KNEW WAS LOADED, WAS ANOTHER PISTOL, A .25 CALIBER PISTOL, THAT HE KNEW THAT DID NOT WORK.))
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Defense attorney Phillip Baker says the victim told a rescue squad worker the shooting was an accident.
Bolling's trial will resume Friday morning.
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Bath-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-114
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It's been a week since flood waters devastated areas throughout our viewing area.
Bath County was among the many regions hit hard by flooding.
Jay Moore takes a trip back to Hot Springs to assess the cleanup.
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(( What a difference a week makes.
Just last week a boat would have been a more appropriate means of transportation down main street in Hot Springs.
Now the water is gone but not before leaving six million dollars in damages.
County officials are still evaluating what kind of assistance is out there.
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((CLAIRE COLLINS/BATH CO. ADMINISTRATOR: TRYING TO SECURE SOME ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE, NOT ONLY FOR THE RESIDENTIAL HOME OWNER BUT ALSO FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY. ))
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Several inches of rain combined with leftover snow made the flooding as bad as a decade ago.
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((COLLINS: IT IS SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE IN COMPARISON. PART OF THE COUNTY GOT HIT HARDER THAN THEY DID IN 1985 AND SOME DIDN'T GET HIT AS HARD. ))
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The major attraction in Hot Springs was hit hard.
The Homestead reports about two and a half million dollars in damages.
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((MARY SANDERS/HOMESTEAD RESORT: FORTUNATELY NOT MUCH OF IT GOT IN OR AROUND THE MAIN BUILDING OF THE HOTEL. WE PRIMARILY HAD DAMAGE ON THE THE OUTLYING AREAS WHERE WE HAVE CREEKS OR CULVERTS. ))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE THREE GOLF COURSES HERE AT THE HOMESTEAD DID SUFFER SOME EROSION DAMAGE BUT MANAGEMENT SAYS WHEN GOLFERS TEE OFF WITHIN THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS EVERYTHING SHOULD BE UP TO PAR. IN HOT SPRINGS, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7.))
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, the family of Ron Goldman says attorneys are turning up the heat on O-J Simpson,
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and one of the men accused of murdering James Jordan testifies against his friend.
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Simpson


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
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Ron Goldman's father is smiling tonight.
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He says his lawyer is turning up the heat on O-J Simpson.
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((DANIEL PETROCELLI/GOLDMAN'S ATTORNEY: IT'S A DIFFICULT PROCESS FOR EVERYONE. THIS IS NOT EASY MATERIAL TO COVER BUT WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO GET TO THE CORE OF EVERYTHING THIS MAN HAS GOT TO SAY.))
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Fred Goldman says each day of the O-J Simpson deposition is more positive for his family.
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((FRED GOLDMAN/VICTIM'S FATHER: I THINK WE COULD PROBABLY DESCRIBE TODAY BEST BY SAYING IT IS DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT THAN ANY OTHER DAY.))
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Simpson will continue giving his deposition on Monday.
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Jordan


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
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One of the two suspects accused of killing Michael Jordan's father testified against the other today.
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Larry Demery told a court his childhood friend, Daniel Green pulled the trigger-
Demery said the two planned on robbing travellers who stopped on Interstate-95.
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He says they spotted the red Lexus parked next to the highway and saw James Jordan asleep-
When Jordan awoke startled- Demery says Green shot him.
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((HUGH ROGERS/DEMERY'S ATTORNEY: HE'S GOING TO ADHERE TO TELLING THE TRUTH AND IF HE DOES THAT HE HAS NOTHING TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT.))
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Demery pleaded guilty to first degree murder in exchange for his testimony.
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Budget


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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They've finally struck a deal on Capital hill- this one keeps the government running through March 15th.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The house passed the bill tonight that avoids a government shutdown this weekend.
It now goes on to the Senate which is expected to give its approval tomorrow.
The bill eliminates funding to ten programs- the president says he'll sign it.
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Preg-Teen


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NEWSCAST=11
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She's not ten, and her name isn't Cindy Garcia.
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It turns out a pregnant runaway is 14, and her name is Adella Quintana.
SUPER=03-Houston;


Houston police caught up with the teen and her 22 year old boyfriend at this apartment complex.
A woman had spotted the pair outside a grocery store earlier in the day.
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((L.R. JOHNSON/HOUSTON POLICE: THEY WERE ON THE OUTSIDE AND THIS LADY WAS COMING OUT OF THE GROCERY STORE AND THEY APPROACHED THEM ASKING FOR MONEY. THEY TOLD HER THEY WERE HUNGRY AND THEY WANTED MONEY FOR FOOD.))
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Police say the girl's mother got a phony birth certificate for her daughter when they moved to Texas from Mexico- so she could enroll in school.
A doctor she the girl probably won't deliver for another four weeks.
Meanwhile, her boyfriend is in jail facing charges of sexual assault.
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Buchanan


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-1
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Federal Judge James Turk has upheld the capital murder conviction and death sentence of an Amherst County man.
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Douglas Buchanan confessed to killing his father, stepmother and two stepbrothers nine years ago. He claimed his wife, Christianne- -who's two years older- -was the driving force behind the multiple murders.
The couple ran off to NEW Mexico immediately afterwards, but were apprehended, extradited, tried and convicted in Amherst.
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Judge Turk rejected each point of a lengthy appeal in today's 92-page opinion.

GE


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


The G-E Drive Systems plant in Salem is considering some changes that could shift jobs down to Mexico.
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Management stresses that right now this is only a PROPOSAL.
But in all, 150 positions could move south of the border.
The company points out though, that increased work orders on some product lines should prevent layoffs.
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G-E has more than two-thousand employees in Salem.
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When News 7 returns, we'll tell you about a group that's trying to save lives in southwest Virginia,
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and one of Roanoke's biggest crowd pleasers will have a different look in the coming months. We'll tell you all about it when News 7 returns.
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Thompson


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
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A judge declared a mistrial tonight in the case of a prostitute who claimed she was raped.
The jury was unable to reach a verdict in the case against Harry Lee Thompson.
The woman admitted in court that she'd had sex with hundreds, maybe even thousands of men, but she says on this particular night she was "off duty."
When first confronted with the rape and sodomy charges, Thompson told police he didn't know anything about the woman.
He eventually admitted having paid for sex with her before and then insisted it was with her consent on the occasion in question last June 18th.
Thompson could be tried again. And there's another rape charge still pending against him.

Smoking


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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More teens are smoking.
That's according to the Federal Centers for Disease Control.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The data shows almost one fourth of high school seniors smoke everyday.
That's up for two years ago.
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((THE AVERAGE SMOKER BEGINS AT THIRTEEN AND IS A CONFIRMED DAILY SMOKER BY FOURTEEN AND HALF.))
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Doctors at todays press conference said children are becomming hooked on cigarettes before they're even old enough to make the decision.
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Organ-Donors


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=NONE


A newly formed group is trying to save lives in Southwest Virginia.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Commission on Organ and Tissue Donation is made up of people in- and- around the Roanoke Valley.
Members say there's a fear surrounding organ donation and most people don't like to talk about it.
The commission hopes to change things.
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((MARY ALLEN/ROANOKE COUNTY REPRESENTATIVE: PUBLIC AWARENESS TO VARIOUS ORGANIZATIONS. TO STATE THE IMPORTANCE OF DONATING ORGANS OR TISSUE TRANSPLANTS. ))
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Butt these bites please ((TOM REED/VIRGINIA ORGAN PROCUREMENT AGENCY: WE'RE EXTREMELY EXCITED TO BE PART OF THIS NEW ALLIANCE. I THINK IT'S REALLY THE MOST POSITIVE INITIATIVE FOR ORGAN DONATION TO REALLY COME ABOUT IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND MAYBE EVEN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA. ))
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Members say they're modeling the group after a similar one in Fairfax County.
But this new commission encompasses a bigger region of the Commonwealth. Wx-Tape
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
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Coming up the Hokies hit hard times and George Washington rocks the nation's 8th ranked team.
The Tech and Radford roll tonight, the King wants to be a secretary, and Bodine finally gets a sponsor after we get through the scores.
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take a break

S-Compton


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=STACY COMPTON


One of the area's top Late Model STock drivers is headed for the big time.
This afternoon STacy Compton told us that he and Gladys, Virginia businessman Dean Monroe have purchased the entire racing operation formerly owned by A.G. Dillard.
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Dillard fielded Cup cars with Ward Burton as his driver and Hardees as his sponsor for the past few years.
But this season the team was without a driver and a sponsor.
Compton, who is 28 years old says the team will move from Charlottesville to somewhere in Central Virginia.
He says he plans to drive about 5 Winston Cup races this year, starting sometime after midseason, and then run for rookie of the year honors in 1997.
Compton says getting the team in shape will keep him running more than a handful of Late MOdel races this season at South Boston and New River Valley.
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Compton says he acquired everything Dillard had including 9 cars, 11 engines and a weightlifting equipment for a fitness room.

S-Bodine


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-24
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=03-Concord, NC; :00


In one other Winston Cup note tonight, Geoff Bodine has finally secured sponsorship for this season from TV retailing giant QVC.
Bodine who owns his own race team has been searching for a sponsor since Exide Batteries bolted for Roush racing.
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S-GW


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS

The Virginia Tech Hokies got a rude wakeup call last night in the nation's capital as they were blasted by George Washington 64 to 47.
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The loss is Tech's first in the Atlantic 10 and it snaps the Hokies nine game winning streak.
The Hokies trailed by 4 at the half, but struggled all night long.
They were outscored by 13 in the second half as they lose it by 17.
Shawn Smith led Tech with 15, while Ace Custis had 10 and Shawn Good 9.
Kwame Evans led GW's balanced attack with 13 points.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=A-10


The Lady Hokies had much better luck at the Cassell last night as they hosted LaSalle in their first ever home Atlantic 10 conference game.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Explorers vs. Hokies; :00


Head Coach Carol Alfano and her players to anxious to pick up this A-10 win in front of the home fans.
A couple of former local stars would help ensure the win last night as Terri Garland passes to Sherry Banks, who goes inside to Lynette Nolley, who banks it in for 2 of 14 points. That ties the game at 61.
LaSalle would come back with Ann Gallagher saving her miss back to Marcie Willis who shoots the Explorers back in front.
But Sherry Banks would drive inside with 30 seconds left. She draws the foul, gets the hoop and gives Tech a 3 point lead.
SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/=70/LaSalle/=65;


Michelle Hollister would ice the win with this stickback for 2 of her career high 29 points.
The Lady Hokies win it 70-to-65.
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((CAROL ALFANO/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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Tech is now 2 and 3 in the conference, 4 and 10 overall.

S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO


On the other end of Price Fork, the Radford women's team was blasting the Liberty Flames 104-to-52.
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SUPER=03-Radford/Flames vs. Highlanders; :00


Rick Reeves would see his Lady Flames go up in smoke in a big hurry last night.
After Genie Stinnett got this assist to Erin Wall for the bucket in the paint it was all downhill for Liberty.
On the very next play, Bassett's Kim Hairston finds Roanoke's Patti Fisher wide open for the easy deuce.
RU and Hairston would continue to dominate as the freshman guard comes down and hits the three pointer for 3 of her game high 22 points.
SUPER=33-Radford/104/Liberty/=52;


She got plenty of support from Lisa Howard who hit 2 three pointers of her own and scored 20 as Radford doubles up LIberty 104 to-52. Not a misprint - just a mismatch.
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S-Petty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-25
GRAPHIC=RICHARD PETTY


NASCAR legend Richard Petty came out of retirement last night to enter a race, a political race!
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SUPER=03-Level Cross, NC/Last Night; :00


The King hopes to pick up his 201st victory as he makes his first run for state wide political office.
Petty announced that he officially running for North Carolina's Secretary of State office.
The former Randolph County commissioner is running as a Republican, and the incumbent has already announced he will not seek re-election.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight, it's gut check time for the Roanoke Express
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as head coach Frank Anzalone calls for some of the veterans to get with the program.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-95
GRAPHIC=Express logo


The Roanoke Express has had the entire week to prepare for this
SS=Express/Richmond


weekend's battle with East Division leading Richmond this Friday
SS=Express/Hampton


and then, Saturday, the team turns around and plays Hampton Roads.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


This season; the Express is 2 and 4 against the Renegades and 4 and 2 vs. the Admirals. But the key stat right now is that Roanoke has won just 6 of it's last 19 games.
Thursday morning, much of the team's practice centered around conditioning of the body and the mind.
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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
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S-Super


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb95-2
GRAPHIC=super bowl


The Super Bowl hype will begin to die down a bit in Tempe, Arizona tomorrow.
Today was the final required day of interviews for players and coaches.
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The Steelers remain huge underdog with the oddsmakers And underweight on the scales when compared to the Cowboys offensive line.
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Valley-View


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The grand opening of a WalMart SuperCenter is just the beginning of the changes taking place on the Roanoke retail scene.
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During the next 18 months close to a quarter of the storefronts at the Valley View Mall will have new tenants.
Mall management says this is happening for three reasons.
A number of leases have expired, tenants are relocating or expanding in the mall, and poor holiday sales hurt a number of stores.
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Among the stores that have left; Lazarus, Morrison's Cafeteria, Treasures, B-Dalton Booksellers, and the Earring Tree.
And Webster's is having its closeout sale.
Here's the good news.
The mall has a number of tenants lined up for the vacant storefronts, many of them are described as upscale, national chains.
No names can be given out yet though, because negotiations are still pending.
The mall WILL say that the Express store will be expanding in April.
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