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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#news-7 at five
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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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Another fatal fire in the region- This one also claims children as its victims.
An terrorist bomb kills 53 people in Sri-Lanka.
And fans are sent to the hospital after a trampling at a concert in Atlanta.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Another significant winter storm on tap for Thursday night and Friday. This one might bring more ice than snow.

Medical-heads


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=cst
TAPE#med heads
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On Health Check--
The number of AIDS infected Americans is declining.
This year, more people will die from H-I-V than will catch it.
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Plus, they're calling it a victory in the war on lead poisoning.
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((ROUGHLY 20-PERCENT OF THE LEAD THAT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN IS EXPOSED TO COMES FROM DRINKING WATER. ))
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ANCHOR=Jean
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VO-NAT


Parents try to rescue their two children from a burning house but are unsuccessful-
The three and five year olds die in their New Castle Home.
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5-Fatal-Fire


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=spr
TAPE#595-34
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five


Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at FIVE, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=fatal fire


Investigators are trying to determine what caused yet another fatal fire in Southwest Virginia.
Last night, a New Castle home went up in flames... killing two small children inside. double box Jean/Scott
Scott Prince was in Craig County this afternoon... and he now joins us from the newsroom.
ANCHOR=scott
SUPER=@Scott1;


Jean, the children were brother and sister.
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3- year- old Harle (HARLEY) Gayle Howard and her 5- year- old brother Christopher Thomas Howard could not be saved.
Their parents... along with friends and neighbors did everything they could to try and get them out of the house... but to no avail.
SUPER=03-New Castle/Today;


The reason... according to the children's grandfather...both Harle and Christopher hid inside a closet that was far away from any of the home's windows.
As for the cause of the blaze... investigators are being very tight lipped at this point.
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((ROBERT PERRY/STATE POLICE INVESTIGATOR: AT THIS TIME WE'RE CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE THE CAUSE AND ORIGIN OF THE FIRE... THAT'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON THROUGH THE NIGHT AND WE'LL CONTINUE THROUGH THE NEXT DAY OR SO. ))
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Perry says they'll take their time on this one... and they won't release the cause of the fire, until they've explored every possibility. Double Box Scott/Jean
(QUESTION Scott... did officials confirm that the children died of smoke

inhalation?
ANCHOR=Scott


No they wouldn't confirm that information.
But the children's grandfather did tell us that their bodies had been taken to the medical examiner for an autopsy.)


5-Sri-Lanka


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
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A terrorist bomb in Sri Lanka turned the downtown into an inferno this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sri Lanka;


The suicide bomb blew up the Sri Lanka Central Bank- killing more than 50 people and wounding one thousand.
People were trapped in buildings damaged and set on fire by the explosion.
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((WE WERE STAYING IN THE HOTEL BOMB BLAST. WE WERE JUST WATCHING THE VIEW AND THE BOMBING CAME AND ALL THE WINDOWS WERE JUST BROKEN.))
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The blast went off 500 yards from the President's office but he was not hurt.
The attack is blamed on a separatist group that's seeking independence.
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5-Interest-Rates


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-B
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Good news if you need a loan- or have credit cards.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The Federal Reserve is nudging interest rates lower for the second time in two months.
The Fed today cut two key rates by a quarter of a point.
Already, major banks are following suit.
Chase Manhattan has lowered its prime rate to eight and a-quarter percent.
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5-Clayborne


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#595-35
GRAPHIC=scale gavels


A Danville woman says she was hiding in a closet when she heard her roommate begging for his life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The young woman was just one of the witnesses to testify against Phil Dennis Clayborne, Junior today at his trial.
He's charged with strangling 32- year old Angel Lewis Dejesus (De-HEY-sues) last July at a home in Danville.
A former cellmate also testified against Clayborne.
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((JAMES TOTTEN/PROSECUTION WITNESS:WHEN HE CAME IN THE CELL I ASKED HIM IF HE'D TELL ME IF WHAT THEY SAID YOU DID IN THE NEWSPAPER WAS TRUE. AND SO ME AND HIM STARTED TALKING AND YOU KNOW HE MENTIONED SOME THINGS YOU KNOW THAT HE DID. BILL FULLER/DANVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: WHAT DID HE ADMIT TO? HE ADMIT THAT HE KILLED THE MAN. ))
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ANCHOR=JEAN
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Another man is also charged in the death.
Bryant Lymont Powell will be tried next month.

5-Honaker


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#595-37
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Ed Honaker spent ten years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Now a bill that'll try to compensate him is temporarily stalled in the General Assembly.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Lawmakers heard from Honaker's attorney -- and considered a scaled- down amount of money.
But the House Claims Committee hit a snag when trying to fix a dollar figure for ten years of a life lost in a six by eight prison cell.
Some are concerned about setting a half million dollar precedent.
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IN Q=Aren

((DEL. LEO WARDRUP: AREN'T WE GOING TO FIND THAT WE HAVE AS WE MOVE ALONG IN TECHNOLOGY, BETTER METHODS OF ANALYSIS WHICH WILL CAUSE US TO FREE SOME OF THESE OTHER THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO CLAIM TO BE INNOCENT, UNFORTUNATELY SOME OF WHOM REALLY ARE IMPRISONED--))
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: ABSOLUTE PARDONS COME EVEN MORE RARELY THAN A HEN HAS TEETH.))
SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach;
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The largest comparable relief bill the committee has ever supported was for 117-thousand dollars.
Lawmakers will reconsider Honaker's claim in the next several days, after studying what other states have done.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
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Stick around for more NEWS-7 at FIVE--what was believed to be devastating news at a Bedford plant, turned out to be a pleasant surprise.
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And club owners are blamed for the trampling of fans at an Atlanta concert last night.
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ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- the exercise routines of the presidential candidates.
They've all got ways to stay fit on the campaign trail. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
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Some house fires in our area may have been prevented if the homes had working smoke detectors.
ANCHOR=Connie


In Washington, one group is trying to keep the detectors nearly maintenance-free. The story-- later-- on NEWS-7 at FIVE. cc sponsor

5-XGR


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#595-36
GRAPHIC=session 96


Governor George Allen and Democratic leaders unveiled a deal- on how to treat the three- percent of young offenders who commit violent crimes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The plan still faces legislative scrutiny, but has bi- partisan blessings.
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((WHETHER OR NOT SUCH AGREEMENTS AND CONSENSUS CAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE SESSION, THAT REMAINS TO BE SEEN BASED ON INDIVIDUAL ISSUES. BUT THIS IS CLEARLY ONE OF THOSE VERY MOST IMPORTANT THINGS THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA IN FUNDAMENTALLY REFORMING AND IMPROVING OUR JUVENILE JUSTICE SYSTEM. TO PROTECT PEOPLE, TO PROTECT VICTIMS, AS WELL AS TO LOOK OUT FOR THE WELFARE OF CHILDREN.))
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The compromise would transfer those 14 and older to adult courts if they're charged with the most serious crimes of murder and rape.
Prosecutors would have the discretion to try less serious violent offenders in either juvenile or adult court.
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5-Rubatex


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=lbe
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Some Rubatex employees feared for their jobs when they were told Monday they had to attend a company-wide meeting today.
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Instead, workers say they found out about a multi million dollar renovation of the plant.
The new president of the rubber products company explained the project.
According to employees Rubatex says it must first see improvements in productivity and quality control, among other things.
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((GARY ENGLISH/RUBATEX EMPLOYEE: WE'VE DROPPED A LOT IN SHIPPING, GETTING QUALITY PRODUCTS OUT ON TIME. THEY'RE TRYING TO SET UP A STANDARD TO COME UP ON THAT.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The workers say if the renovation does take place, many operations in Rubatex's outer buildings will be consolidated into two large buildings.
But employees do not expect it'll prompt any layoffs.
And Bedford area Delegate Lacey Putney says his contacts with Rubatex indicate it desires concessions from the workers' union in hopes of preventing future layoffs.
Rubatex makes a variety of rubber and foam rubber products.
It employs one thousand people.
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5-Trampling


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
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A trampling at an Atlanta Nightclub is now blamed on club owners.
Police say they gave out too many tickets to a free concert.
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SUPER=03-Atlanta/Last Night;


Fans packed the club to see the R and B group Immature.
21 people were trampled or suffered heat exhaustion when the crowd surged toward the stage.
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((LITTLE KIDS WERE GETTING WALKED ON AND TRAMPLED ON AND PEOPLE WERE FAINTING, PULLING PEOPLE UP FROM THE STAGE LEFT AND RIGHT.))
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The club holds 800, but fire officials say two-thousand people pushed their way in.
Immature is made up of three adolescent boys.
The group currently has a hit single called "We Got It."
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5-detectors


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fire safety


In Washington, the government is putting the word out about new smoke detectors with long-lasting batteries.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the devices are equipped with lithium batteries that can last up to ten years.
There have been several cases here in our area where people forgot to change batteries in conventional detectors--and were NOT alerted in time.
In a recent survey by the commission 90 percent of homes have smoke detectors-- about a third of them don't work because of dead or missing batteries.

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ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=amo
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There's more to the Parks and Recreation Department than sports-- and there are activities for people of all ages and abilities.
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stocks bump next

5-DRAWING


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#595-40
GRAPHIC=NONE


Artistic kids, and those who would like to be, are getting some help from Roanoke Parks and Recreation. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
As Patrick Evans reports, it's offering classes on pen and pencil drawing for youngsters interested in honing their artistic eye.
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SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Katherine Devine/Art Teacher;
(ROLL OVER INTERVIEW)
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
Stats
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health music under


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
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Stick around-- Steve has more on Magic's return preformance- in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check--
Two million children suffer from lead poisoning.
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VO-NAT


To help curb those rates, faucet manufacturers have agreed to stop making faucets out of lead.
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((IT WILL REDUCE THE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS BECAUSE ROUGHLY TWENTY PERCENT OF THE LEAD THAT THE AVERAGE AMERICAN IS EXPOSED TO COMES FROM DRINKING WATER.))
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health bump next

5-AIDS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-01
GRAPHIC=AIDS


More encouraging news again today about the AIDS virus.
Contrary to popular belief, the number of H-I-V positive Americans is declining.
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SUPER=@File; :


This year, about ten-thousand more Americans will die from H-I-V than will catch it.
The National Cancer Institute says since 1992, the number of AIDS deaths annually has considerably outstripped the number of new infections.
The reason cited-- Americans are more educated about the disease.
In other AIDS-related news....researchers say they've developed a single blood test that can forecast a patient's survival-time.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Also, scientists are looking at the dairy product, WHEY, as a possible AIDS blocker.
They think it might be helpful in keeping the virus from infecting people during intercourse, if made into a cream or a foam.

5-Lead


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#595-41
GRAPHIC=lead poisoning


It's considered a victory in the war on lead poisoning.
The nation's major faucet manufacturers have agreed to stop making faucets out of lead-- thereby reducing the amount of lead in drinking water.
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SUPER=01-Erik Olson/Natural Resources Defense Council; :19
SUPER=01-Dr. John Rosen/Pediatrician; :56
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((
The Environmental Protection Agency says 20-percent of the lead in your bloodstream is coming from tap water-- and much of that, from the faucet.
The Natural Resources Defense Council sued the faucet-makers.
Its settlement will mean lead-free faucets by 1999.
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IN Q=We don't say

((ERIK OLSON/NATURAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL ATTORNEY: WE DON'T SAY THAT THIS SETTLEMENT IS GOING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM NATIONWIDE OF LEAD POISONING. IT WON'T. BUT IT WILL CERTAINLY TAKE A SIGNIFICANT STEP TOWARDS REDUCING LEAD EXPOSURE FOR CHILDREN IN PARTICULAR AND FOR ADULTS. ))
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One industry spokesman says the change-over to a lead-free alloy will cost individual companies millions.
Nationwide, it's estimated that two million children suffer from lead poisoning serious enough to cause low i-q, learning disabilities and hyperactivity.
Infants drinking formula are more at risk from lead in faucets and tap water.
But a lead poisoning specialist says lead free faucets will benefit the entire population.
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(( DR. JOHN ROSEN/PEDIATRICIAN:IT WILL LOWER BLOOD LEAD VALUES IN AN ENORMOUSLY LARGE POPULATION WITH IN THE U.S FROM THE ELDERLY TO MIDDLE AGE ADULTS TO THE VERY YOUNGEST OF CHILDREN.))
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Connie VO-NAT


Until the lead is phased out of faucets, it's recommended that you let the tap water run for a minute or two every morning, to flush the lead out.
Also, have your water tested.
Serious lead poisoning has no cure-- except prevention.
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5-Candidates


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-03
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


While all of us need to stay in shape, it can be especially crucial when you're running for president.
Between long hours on the job and on the road...physical fitness seems to be a priority for the candidates.
President Clinton is often spotted on his morning jog in the capitol city.
The Republicans are also in step.
The Associated Press polled them on their workout routine.
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Pat Buchanan takes a daily two-mile jog.
Lamar Alexander walks an hour each morning.
Bob Dole works out on the treadmill.
It's push-ups and crunch sit-ups for Bob Dornan.
Steve Forbes prefers the NordicTrack. He works out three times a week for 20- minutes.
Dick Lugar runs four times every week.
And no response from Phil Gramm.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


They were also polled on their favorite deserts.
Apple pie and chocolate ice cream were the clear winners.
2-SHOT-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


There was nothing stale about Magic Johnson's return to the hardwoods last night.
ANCHOR=Connie


Let's head into the sports office where we find Steve with tonight's Two Minute Ticker.

S5-Magic


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-17
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Good afternoon everyone, indeed, after a four year lay off, there is magic in the air again out in Los Angeles as the Lakers extended a warm welcome to their former all-star Magic Johnson.
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SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA/Last Night; :00


Magic walked onto his old Forum floor to a standing ovation from the crowd for pre game warm ups.
The 36 year old did not start but came off the bench to score 19 points, including this fantastic move to beat Latrell Sprewell to the iron.
Johnson also dished out 11 assists and pulled down 7 rebounds in his debut.
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((MAGIC JOHNSON/LAKER POWER FORWARD:))
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Magic sparked his team to a season high 72 points in the first half and the lakers went on to beat Golden State 128 to 118 in route to recording 44 assists, a league high this season.
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S5-stuff


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TAPE#=ST5-18
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Three's a charm or...bad things come in three's. It depends on how you look at it when it comes to the Roanoke Express.
The team has won three straight, but the road gets tough again this weekend when Roanoke plays Richmond, Hampton Roads and Raleigh.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Express; :00


Behind the play of back up goalie Matt DelGuidice, the Express beat Nashville last night 2 to 1 at the Round House. Juice turned away 29 shots in the win and set the tone early with several big stops.
The Express offense got big goals from Jason Clarke and Ilaja Dubkov. Clarke notched his 17th goal of the season, credit the assist to Karry Biette at the 12:47 mark of the first.
SUPER=34-Roanoke/=2/Nashville/=1 ;

Dubkov scored his 10th goal on the season.
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ANCHOR=Steve


Coming up at six, we'll hear from former Martinsville high school all-american and now head coach, Jeff Adkins. But, there's more news 7 at five to come.

5-kicker


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-h
GRAPHIC=NONE


He takes a bite out of crime, now he's hoping to put the pigskin through the uprights.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York;


Sergeant Michael Volino has won a chance to kick a 35-yard field goal and win a million dollars.
Volino gets his chance at the Pro-Bowl in Hawaii.
He admits he isn't a football player-- and he's happy just for the opportunity.
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SOT 04:38:26
IN Q=whether I

((SGT. MICHAEL VOLINO/FIELD GOAL KICKER: WHETHER I GET IT OR NOT, IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER TO ME AT THIS POINT. I'D LOVE TO HAVE IT, I'D LOVE TO MAKE THAT KICK, BUT IT IS JUST A NICE THING TO DO, FOR THE TRIP, FOR THE EXPERIENCE. ))
SUPER=01-Sgt. Michael Volino/Field Goal Kicker;
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He's enlisted the help of a Special Teams Coach from the New York Jets.
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((KEN RHODES/JETS SPECIAL TEAMS COACH: HE NEEDS A LOTTA LUCK, NEEDS A LITTLE PUSH FROM THE WIND AND EVERYTHING IN HIS FAVOR RIGHT NOW))
SUPER=01-Ken Rhodes/Jets Special Teams Coach;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=RIGHT NOW.
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VO-NAT


While the Sergeant heads to Hawaii, he's giving up a chance to be promoted to a Lieutenant on the police force.
Volino says he feels good about his decision to go to the Pro-Bowl.
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six-preview


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
GRAPHIC=NONE
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ANCHOR=Jean


The political season is underway in Lynchburg, where city council candidates are starting to jockey for position.
double boxes Jean/Keith


Keith Humphry is in our newsroom with more.. Keith?
ANCHOR=Keith
Jean, just one candidate has made his intentions official,SUPER=@Keith1;

but voters can expect a full ballot for the May elections.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


A Republican sweep two years ago gave them six of the seven seats on council.
But that majority could be in jeopardy.
Democrats are hoping a glut of GOP candidates opens the door for them to make some gains in May.
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double boxes Jean/Keith


We'll hear from both party chairmen tonight on News7 at Six. (ad lib bye) ANCHOR=Jean