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1-News-Head

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A bus- load of skiers from Florida goes over the edge on a snow-covered road in West Virginia.
We'll take you there by way of NEWS-7's STARLINK Satelitte truck in just a

moment on NEWS 7 at SIX.


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=

...just one of several weather- related stories for you tonight.
And a man with a gun at the Governor's mansion- -that story from Richmond.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, Michael and Magic prepare for a reunion tonight in Inglewood.
Troy Aikman faces surgery on his throwing arm.
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And King County officials in Washington state have filed suit to keep the Seahawks from leaving Seattle.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The end of the mess...we have to wait until Saturday morning. After that, temperatures will tumble into the single digits. Get those driveways shoveled before Saturday night.

Aerials


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=Bus Accident


A ski trip to Snowshoe Mountain Resort took a nasty turn for the worse this morning.
A charter bus carrying about fifty students from the University of Florida, skidded on an icy road and rolled down a fifty- foot embankment.
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Take Map Full 4276
The accident happened around ten this morning on Route 219-- just south of Marlinton in Pocahontas County, West Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co.;


More than forty of the passengers were taken to nearby hospitals.
One was taken to the trauma unit at the University of Virginia.
All of the victims are reported in stable condition tonight.
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Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Bus Accident
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/StarLink


Len Besthoff is in Marlinton, at one of the hospitals where the students were taken. Len, I imagine this was quite a rescue effort?
Live=Len Full/StarLink
SUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=06-Marlinton, WV;
(Len ad lib)
(rollcue: "...came out of this alive.")
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SUPER=01-Doug Johnson/Bus Passenger;:00 quick
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV;
SUPER=01-Joe Stevens/Snowshoe Mountain Resort; :43
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=through the curve.



Live=Len Full/StarLink
SUPER=06-Marlinton, WV;
(Len ad lib)



Double Boxes=Keith and Len/StarLink

Question: This was an out-of-town charter company. Were they familiar with the roads up there?

DAY-SNOW


ANCHOR=KEITH
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


This winter storm is keeping Virginia State Police busy with what they call nuisance accidents.
So far there have been no reports of serious injuries.
The heavy snowfall is again closing many Virginia businesses.
Double Boxes=Keith and Denise/Microwave


Denise Allen has been out and about all day.
Denise what have you found during your travels?
Live=Denise Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Denise1:
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith as everyone knows schools and most businesses closed today.
And even those businesses that did open, had to close their doors early.
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SOT
IN Q=The breakfast business
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Buddy Parker/Buddy's;
SUPER=01-Sgt. Vern Jones/State Police;
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=primary roads
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IN Q=nat sot of buddy shoveling

(( ))
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The breakfast business at Buddy's was brisk this morning.
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SOT 2:16:22
IN Q=everybody else is closed

((BUDDY PARKER/BUDDY'S: ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=get out and go


But Buddy Parker is closing the kitchen early so he can get his employees home safely.
More winter precipitation is expected as the night wears on--that forecast has state troopers hoping drivers stay off the roads.
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SOT tape 2 1:24:46
IN Q=people getting out

(( ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=minor crashes


V-DOT officials say crews will continue to work around the clock.
They say at this time chemicals and abrasives are in good supply.
As the storm picks up again crews will turn their full attention back to the primary roads.
Live=Denise Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


In Roanoke City officials are asking residents to park their cars in the driveway or park on the even-numbered side of the street.
This will make it easier for plows to work residential streets.

L'burg-Snow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Road crews in central Virginia are keeping a close eye on the skies and the temperature gauge tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Public works officials in Lynchburg say they actually got a break when it began to sleet AFTER six inches of snow had already fallen.
Plows were able to keep the primary roads and most of the secondary roads open during the day.
A break in the storm around mid- day also allowed them to administer a layer of salt to many of the roads.. a move that should pay off later tonight.
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SOT 15:48:29
IN Q=After lunch it

((JOHN STEPHENS/PUBLIC WORKS ADMINISTRATOR: AFTER LUNCH IT KIND LET UP A LITTLE BIT AND WE REALLY GOT AHEAD OF THE GAME ON THE PRIMARIES, THE SECONDARIES GOT 'EM PRETTY CLEAR AND SALTED AGAIN. SO IF IT SNOWS HEAVY AGAIN TONIGHT WE'LL HAVE SOME GOOD SALT UNDER IT AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO CLEAR IT OFF IN THE MORNING.))
SUPER=01-John Stephens/Public Works Administrator; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=in the morning.
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VO-NAT


Stephens says his plows won't hit the side streets in Lynchburg until sometime tomorrow at the earliest.
Across the region, VDOT tells us motorists can expect significant delays if they try to venture out tonight.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--more on our latest snowstorm. We'll check in on conditions in Danville and also the New River Valley.
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And there was some excitement outside the Governor's Mansion in Richmond today--and we're NOT talking about the latest wrangling in the General Assembly.
Police arrest a man armed with a semiautomatic weapon. That story and more just ahead.
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Ice-Storm


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Southside residents and emergency officials are bracing for the worst.
The area was hammered with ice and freezing rain all day.
DOUBLE BOXES=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


Teresa Hamilton is in Danville where the temperature is falling.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave;
SUPER=@Teresa1;
SUPER=05-Danville;


Keith, the ice and freezing rain continues to fall and so does the temperature.
This morning it was 32- degrees here, now it's 27 and the wind has begun to blow.
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IN Q=Starts with nat sound of ice
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Pete Rea/Danville Emergency Services Dir.; :27
SUPER=07-Pete Wells; :59 quick
RUNS=1:03
OUT Q=big mess and terrible.


((True, the ice is beautiful, but it's NOT harmless.
That's what concerns emergency officials who're preparing for the worst. take nat sound
Downed power lines during the day are difficult enough but at night it's another story.
Earlier today, several hundred people in Danville were without power.
In Halifax County, the damage wasn't as severe.
There only about a hundred people were left in the dark.
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IN Q=

((PETE REA/DANVILLE EMERGENCY SERVICES DIR.:I THINK AS THE NIGHT GOES ON, IF THIS CONTINUES THE WAY IT IS NOW, WE'LL HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF POWER LINES OUT. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=lines out.


No one can really predict what Mother Nature has in store.
But emergency officials say they will open a shelter, if needed.
But getting residents there could be a problem if the roads continue to ice over. nat sound
Road crews have been out in full force today-- clearing the roads of slush.

But now that the temperature is falling, that slush isn't as easy to move.
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((PETE WELLS: I THINK IT'S A BIG MESS AND TERRIBLE. ))))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=and terrible.
Live=Teresa Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Danville;


Now for an update on the power outage situation.
We just learned there are about 5- thousand folks in South Boston who are now without power. In Danville, the number has climbed to 2- thousand. And, the calls are continuing to come in.
Double Boxes=Keith and Teresa/Microwave


(question...how will folks find out if a shelter has been set up?)

NRV-Snow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Winter Storm


Highway crews would like a LITTLE of that ice in the New River Valley.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Some sleet fell this afternoon, but officials say it probably wasn't enough to pack the snow to prevent drifting.
A break in the storm did allow crews to clear primary roads and make good headway on the secondaries.
As traffic picked up so did business, unlike the last storm when everything shut down.
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SOT 10:19:03
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((MARION ADAM/THE EMPORIUM: THE LAST ONE WAS A LITTLE MORE SEVERE AND COULDN'T GET OUT OF MY PARKING LOT AT HOME. THIS ONE WE COULD GET OUT SO WE THOUGHT WE'D COME ON DOWN AND SEE IF THERE WAS ANY BUSINESS. ))
SUPER=01-Marion Adam/The Emporium;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=was any business.
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VO-NAT


Though residents seem more relaxed about THIS storm, many are downright disgusted with it.
David Kirkman of Blacksburg says it took him a total of 16 hours to shovel out the last time.
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SOT 13:48:04
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((DAVID KIRKMAN/BLACKSBURG RESIDENT: COURSE I DIDN'T STAY WITH IT CONSTANT. I'D WORK A WHILE AND QUIT AND GO INSIDE AND WARM UP AND GO BACK AT IT AGAIN YOU SEE. QUESTION: CERTAINLY NOT READY TO DO IT AGAIN. ANSWER: NO WAY, NO WAY. I HAVE SEEN ENOUGH, IF I DON'T SEE ANYMORE THIS YEAR, PERIOD. ))
SUPER=01-David Kirkman/Blacksburg Resident;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=this year, period.
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VO-NAT


With Virginia Tech and Radford University closed for the day, at least the college students were having fun.
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Gunman


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Capitol Police say a man drove to the gates of the Governor's mansion this morning and told an officer he had a loaded gun in his car, but they say he posed NO threat to the first family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Police arrested Tineen Howard on the spot.
Howard did NOT ever brandish the gun.
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SOT 01:51:42
IN Q=He was rambling

((COL. WAYNE HUGGINS/VA. STATE POLICE: HE WAS RAMBLING. HE WAS HOLLERING. DISORIENTED.))
SOT 01:47:08

((COL. LONNIE CRAIG/CAPITOL POLICE: HE SAID I NEED HELP. AND WHAT BETTER PLACE TO GET HELP THAN FROM THE GOVERNOR.)) NAT SOUND OF WALK SHOT 02:01:05 ((HOWARD STERN IS THE KING OF ALL MEDIA. WE LOVE HOWARD STERN IN VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Col. Wayne Huggins/Va. State Police; :00
SUPER=01-Col. Lonnie Craig/Capitol Police; :09
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=in Virginia.
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Tineen Howard was taken to a nearby hospital for 72 hours of mental evaluation.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHENEVER THERE'S SUCH THREATS, THE ONES THAT CONCERN ME THE MOST ARE THE ONES WHERE THEY SAY THEY WANT TO DO SOMETHING TO SUSAN OR THE CHILDREN.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the children.
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VO-NAT


The Allen family was at home in the mansion at the time of the incident.
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Payne-Seat


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=equ
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=LF Payne


Congressman L.F. Payne will declare his 1996 intentions on Monday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Payne admits he's considering stepping down from Congress.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


If he does, there is NO shortage of fellow Democrats who are rumored to want to replace him.
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IN Q=Oh I don't

((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D-ROCKY MOUNT: OH I DON'T HAVE ANY COMMENT.))
sot

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT/D-DANVILLE: UH I WOULD CONSIDER IT, BUT IT'S NOT SOMETHING I HAD COUNTED ON, I HOPE THAT L.F. PAYNE WILL RUN AGAIN. ANY DECISION LIKE THAT'S GOTTA BE BASED ON HOW I THINK I CAN BE OF MOST BENEFIT TO MY AREA AND MY FAMILY CONSIDERATIONS.))
SOT 02:32:06

((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG/D-MARTINSVILLE: WELL YOU'RE VERY KIND TO ASK. I'M VERY FLATTERED. I HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF CALLS ASKING ME. BUT I THINK IT'S PROBABLY APPROPRIATE TO WAIT AND SEE WHAT L.F. DECIDES.))
SUPER=@Goode; :00 QUICK!
SUPER=@Clement; :04
SUPER=@Armstrong; :22
RUNS=:29
OUT Q=decides.
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VO-NAT


And on the Republican side --
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SOT 02:24:49
IN Q=Is it something

((Is it something you're considering? SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS/R-CHATHAM: NO MA'AM. I HAVE THE THING IN LIFE THAT I ENJOY DOING WHICH IS BEING IN THE STATE SENATE.))
SUPER=@Hawkins;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=state senate.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=None


Hawkins has NOT yet endorsed the only publicly announced GOP candidate in the race -- repeat challenger George Landrith.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


After five straight trading days of record setting increases, the DOW lost 31 points today, closing the week at 53-hundred-74.
NASDAQ gained three points.
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Circus


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=None


As everyone knows...all this snow and ice can be treacherous.
Many events scheduled for tonight and tomorrow have been postponed or cancelled.
But that's not the case at the Roanoke Civic Center--where, as Scott Prince explains, there will be plenty of clowning around.
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SOT
IN Q=This is
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :04
SUPER=@Scott2;
SUPER=07-Victoria Person; :22
SUPER=01-Guy Dooley/Kazim Temple; :35
SUPER=07-Erica Taylor;:47
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OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7

((Nat- sound
RUNS=:02


((THIS IS PRETTY INSANE.))
Insane or not, the show must go on... even if that means a small turnout.
The Shrine Circus is back at the Roanoke Civic Center.
And this morning, about sixty people ventured out to catch a free performance.
Apparently the ELEMENTS were no match for the ELEPHANTS.
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SOT 10:35
IN Q=The bus didn't

((VICTORIA PERSON: THE BUS DIDN'T COME. WE WERE GOING TO TAKE THE BUS AND WE ENDED UP DRIVING. BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY TROUBLE DRIVING. QUESTION: IS IT WORTH IT. YES. IT'S BEEN GREAT. EVERY ACT HAS BEEN WONDERFUL. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=been wonderful


Local Shriners hope the weather won't keep too many folks away.
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SOT 10:20:57
IN Q=If the people

((GUY DOOLEY/KAZIM TEMPLE: IF THE PEOPLE CAN MAKE IT, THIS IS A GOOD ANECDOTE FOR CABIN FEVER. SO WE'D LIKE THEM TO BRING THE CHILDREN AND COME ON OUT IF THEIR ABLE TO MAKE THE SHOW. ))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=make the show


Meanwhile the kids that made it under the big top this morning called it big- time fun.
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SOT 10:25:43
IN Q=It's great

((ERICA TAYLOR: IT'S GREAT. QUESTION: HOW COME? BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THEY DO THAT ONLY THE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE THEM CAN DO. ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=other people like them


There are six more performances scheduled through Sunday.
Officials say none of them will be cancelled.
Scott Prince, News 7.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, the folks in Seattle aren't giving up their Seahawks without a fight.
Troy Aikman is headed for more surgery.
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And Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson are gearing up for their first head to head meeting since the 1991 NBA finals.
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S-Magic


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-1
GRAPHIC=MAGIC JOHNSON


Magic Johnson's comeback continues tonight against the class of the NBA, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA/This Afternoon; :00


Michael and Magic shook hands and talked during a light shootaround this afternoon at the Forum.
This is the first time they've met since the 1991 NBA finals.
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SOT
IN Q="I think...

((MICHAEL JORDAN/BULLS CAPTAIN:)) ((MAGIC JOHNSON/LAKERS FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/Bulls Captain; :00
SUPER=01-Magic Johnson/Lakers Forward; :15
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=...COUNTRY IS EXCITED."
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S-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB96-1
GRAPHIC=UVA HOOPS

The Virginia Cavaliers lost their 10th game of the season last night and fell three games below the 500 mark as Maryland whipped the Cavs 80-to-72.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Night; :00


The Cavaliers wasted a career performance from Jamal Robinson, who was 5 for-5 in the first half, and eventually finished with a career high 29 points.
Maryland, which played sloppily the first 30 minutes of the game used a Keith Booth explosion in the final 10 minutes to ice the game.
Booth finished with 27 points and 16 rebounds as Maryland wins it 80-to-72.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold uva


Virginia has now lost five in a row, by a combined 89 points.

S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Logo


Bridgewater rolled into Salem last night as the third ranked team in the South Region but Roanoke ranked fourth in the region clipped the Eagles wings with a 97 to 67 setback at the Bast Center.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Eagles; :


The Eagles led the Maroons 8 minutes into the first half thanks to a barrage of three pointers.
But Roanoke hit the boards hard at both ends of the floor Tim Braun's 15 first half points gave the Maroons a 58 to 38 half time lead.
Hot shooting point guard Jason SUPER=33-Roanoke/=97/Bridgewater/=67;

Bishop provided the outside game Bishop scored 16 as the Maroons beat the EAgles 97 to 67.
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IN Q="I think now

((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head coach; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=........tough to defend."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold Logo


Roanoke will host Hampden-Sydney tomorrow at the Bast Center. The Tigers beat the Maroons a week ago on their home floor.

S-Seahawks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb95-3
GRAPHIC=SEAHAWKS


Seahawks owner Ken Behring confirmed today that he indeed plans to move his team to California.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA/This Afternoon; :00


He also offered King County officials a million dollars for each of the next 20 years in exchange for breaking his Kingdome lease that still has 10 years on it.
County officials said forget it.
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SOT
IN Q="WE'RE NOT...

((GARY LOCKE/KING COUNTY EXECUTIVE:))
SUPER=01-Norm Mallery/King County Attorney; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...ON THE LEASE."
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S-Aikman


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-26
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman is scheduled to have some more surgery on his throwing arm.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


This will be the second arthroscopic procedure Aikman has had on his ailing right elbow.
He is suffering from degenerative arthritis and deteriorating cartilage in the arm.
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S-Snow


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=WINTER STORM


The winter storm has again had an adverse effect on a number of sporting events around the area tonight.
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page at
The Big Orange Wrestling tournament that was postponed because of last month's big storm was rescheduled for today and tomorrow - it now simply cancelled.
The Byrd-Northside basketball has been postponed until tomorrow night at 6.
The PH-FLeming game tonight is also postponed - no make up has been set.
And the VMI winter track and field relays are cancelled.
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