23:00-01

Power-Out

ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-2
GRAPHIC=None


A large part of Roanoke City was left in the dark tonight... LITERALLY!
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


South Roanoke lost power for more than three hours as the American Electric Power Company worked on it.
Apparently a power line broke near the Roanoke River leaving hundreds of residents without electricity.
Power officials say they haven't determined the cause of the damage and won't be able to access it until the morning.
However, it has been temporarily fixed.
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wipe/wipe/wipe

Water-Break


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-9
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Also in Roanoke, officials were scrambling tonight to secure a major water main break.
It happened around nine on the corner of Mt. Vernon and Brandon Avenue.
Officials are saying extremely cold weather caused the break.
Workers valved it off, however some residents in the area are still without water.
Officials say the spill may cause hazardous road conditions as the water turns to ice.
They say it may take up to eight hours to fix.
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Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-109; edit 96-8
GRAPHIC=Bus-Ax


More than 40 University of Florida students flew home tonight after their chartered bus took a wrong turn on Friday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV/Friday;


Their ski trip was sidetracked when the bus ran off the road and slid 50 feet down a snowy hillside.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Around six students left from Roanoke Regional Airport.
Many say they'll just be glad to get home.
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SOT 22:33:48
IN Q=I think that

((ANDY DAWSON/FLORIDA JUNIOR: I THINK THAT EVERYONE IS HAPPY TO BE ALIVE. IT WAS A SCARY THOUGHT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE BUS AND SEE WHAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED. WE'RE ALL GOING HOME. THAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Andy Dawson/Florida Junior;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=thing right now.
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VO-NAT


According to the students, not all will make the trip back to Gainesville.
Two are in a West Virginia Hospital and one remains in the University of Virginia Hospital with 2 broken legs and a punctured lung.
You'd think after this incident they'd want to stay in Sunny Florida next winter, but apparently the ski slopes of West Virginia still beckon.
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SOT
IN Q=Yea it's

((LISA HOLCOMB/FLORIDA JUNIOR: YEA IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S SITTIN' US BACK RIGHT NOW BUT YOU CAN'T BE AFRAID OF EVERYTHING. BUT NEXT TIME WE'LL FLY INSTEAD OF TAKING A BUS UP.))
SUPER=01-Lisa Holcomb/Florida Junior;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=bus up.
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VO-NAT


The students did manage to squeeze in two nights at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort-- but they didn't ski.
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Apartment-Fire


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-1
GRAPHIC=Fire


A cigarette lighter in the hands of a child was the cause of a multi-apartment fire in Roanoke.
That according to police.
The blaze broke out around 7-30 this morning, causing three families to be moved from their apartments.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It happened in the Salem View Apartments in Roanoke.
Fire officials say the boy apparently set clothes and papers on fire in the bedroom.
The fire was so hot it melted the screens and blinds of an apartment in the next building.
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SOT 1:36:06
IN Q=to the particular

((GARRY BASHAM/DIST. CHIEF ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: TO THE PARTICULAR APARTMENT THAT WAS ON FIRE IT JUST ABOUT TOTALED THE INSIDE OF THAT APARTMENT. THEN WE HAD EXTENSIVE WATER AND SMOKE DAMAGE TO TWO OTHER APARTMENTS. WE FIGURE THE DAMAGE AT 70-THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
SUPER=01-Garry Basham/Roanoke Fire-EMS;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=70-thousand dollars
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VO-NAT


This is the second fire at this apartment complex in two weeks.
The first one did an estimated 2-thousand dollars damage to a kitchen.
In both cases smoke detectors were present, but batteries were missing.
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SOT 1:36:48
IN Q=if the management

((IF THE MANAGEMENT OF THE APARTMENT COMPLEX IS GOING TO SUPPLY THE DETECTORS, THE OCCUPANT SHOULD HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE THEY WORK.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=MAKE SURE THEY WORK
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VO-NAT


Basham recommends changing the batteries in your smoke detectors twice a year.
He says the families have moved into vacant apartments in the complex.
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Vista-Fire


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


In California yesterday, five people were found dead in a burned condominium.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vista, CA;


Authorities say all five were killed before an arsonist set fire to the condo in Vista.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says the victims were four adults and a 10-year-old girl.
Authorities say they are now questioning a 15-year-old grandson that lived in the condo.
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Soldier-Body


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


American soldiers in Bosnia honored one of their own who was killed by a land mine.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tuzla, Bosnia;


38-year old Sergeant First Class Donald A. Dugan from Ohio, was carried in a flag- draped coffin.
Sergeant Dugan is the first U-S soldier to be killed in Bosnia since troops were deployed six weeks ago.
Yesterday he was manning a checkpoint in a town near Tuzla when the detonation occurred.
He died on the way to the hospital.
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China-Quake


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Earthquake


In China yesterday more than two-hundred people were killed when a massive earthquake struck the town of Lijiang.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lijiang, China;


Thirteen-thousand people have been injured in the quake which measured 7- point- oh on the richter scale.
Today rescue workers continued to struggle through rubble and debris to reach survivors; officials believe the death toll will grow.
Hundreds of people are now homeless and scores of buildings have been destroyed.
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Tease#1

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Still to come on the broadcast,
A shelter will soon open in Covington for flood victims,
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VO-NAT


And V-DOT's attempts at clearing snow and ice-covered roads are being hampered by bitterly cold temperatures.
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Anchor=Kimberly

Wx-Center
Keep the pets indoors tonight, and better yet, keep yourself indoors.
We're experiencing dangerously cold temperatures.
If you do need to head out tonight-- it'd be a good idea to have some extra clothes and blankets in your vehicle, just in case.
Temperatures have already fallen below Zero-- and will continue to drop.
But we'll see a gradual warm- up by mid- week.
The complete forecast, coming up.

V-DOT


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-3
GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


The ice and cold temperatures are hampering The Virginia Department of Transportation's clean up effort.
The chemicals and heavy equipment were not working in the extreme cold.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Road salt is ineffective in frigid temperatures.
And plow blades are no match for the ice.
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SOT 35:03:11
IN Q=a lot of

((LAURA BULLOCK/VDOT: A LOT OF OUR SNOWPLOW BLADES ARE BECOMING DAMAGED BECAUSE OF THE ICE. WHEN YOU RUN METAL AGAINST ICE. SOMETHING'S GOING TO GIVE AND IT'S NOT USUALLY THE ICE.))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/VDOT;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=usually the ice
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VO-NAT


In addition to the blades, engines are blowing up and transmissions are failing.
But these are normal breakdowns for a storm of this type.
Getting replacement parts is another story.
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SOT 1:01:06
IN Q=it's a little

((KIM KRISTENSEN/EQUIPMENT REPAIR MGR.: IT'S A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT THIS TIME BECAUSE NOT ONLY IS IT A WEEKEND, BUT OTHER AREAS IN THE COUNTRY ARE HAVING THE SAME PROBLEMS AND THEY'RE ALL COMPETING FOR THE SAME PARTS WE ARE.))
SUPER=01-Kim Kristensen/Equipment Repair Mgr.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=same parts we are
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VO-NAT


But break downs and packed ice haven't totally stopped V-DOT.
Operators are working on roads that have not been plowed.
These roads are mostly in the higher elevations.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Roanoke City Seal


Also Roanoke City will resume trash and recycling pick-ups tomorrow.
They are asking residents to put their trash on the curbs.
If it's not picked up tomorrow, they say they will get it by Wednesday.
Christmas trees will be picked up February 12th.

Cold-Wx


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-4
GRAPHIC=Winter-Wx


Caution is the rule when working and playing in these frigid temperatures.
Even everyday activities can be hazardous.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Every time you venture outside you are at risk of hypothermia.
Doctors suggest dressing in layers.
And not drinking alcohol before you go out into the cold.
Alcohol actually makes you more vulnerable to frost bite.
They also say take extra precautions if you're working outdoors.
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SOT 1:28:25
IN Q=you have to take

((DR. EVELYN MANNETA/ROANOKE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL: YOU HAVE TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE DOING SOMETHING OUTSIDE WHERE YOU MIGHT SWEAT. YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE SOMETHING OFF AND VENT A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE ONCE YOU SWEAT YOU'RE WET AND YOU LOSE EVEN MORE HEAT THAT WAY.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Evelyn Manneta/Roanoke Memorial Hospital;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= heat that way.
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VO-NAT


Also remember to take your time when you're shoveling snow.
Your heart rate rises quickly in cold temperatures making some people at risk of a heart attack.
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Disaster-News


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-113
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath


A recovery center for flood victims is set to open in Covington.
SS=Full Screen


The Virginia Department of Emergency Services is opening the shelter Tuesday at the National Guard Armory at the intersection of Oak Street and Lexington Avenue.
The hours will be from 9 until 6 Monday through Saturday and from noon until 6 on Sunday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bath Co./January 19;


The center will provide disaster victims a place to learn about the types of assistance available, ask questions and discuss their needs with representatives of various agencies.
Other centers will open in Shenandoah County and Waynesboro.
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SS=Full Screen


Before going to the centers victims should register for disaster assistance by calling 1-800- 4-6-2 9-0-2-9 or for the hearing and speech impaired 1- 800- 4-6-2 7-5-8-5.

Planned-Parenthood


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-6
GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood


The president of Planned Parenthood is stepping down after 19 years at the helm.
Kathyrn Haynie Parker recently remarried and plans to move to Charlottesville with her husband.
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SOT 23:43:13
IN Q=planned parenthood

((KATHRYN HAYNIE PARKER/PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRESIDENT: PLANNED PARENTHOOD DESERVES AT LEAST 100 PERCENT ATTENTION FROM ITS CEO. I KNEW THAT WITH THIS MARRIAGE AND MOVE I COULD NOT DEVOTE THE AMOUNT OF TIME PLANNED PARENTHOOD NEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Kathryn Haynie Parker/Planned Parenthood Pres.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=planned parenthood needs
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


During her tenure she has seen Planned Parenthood grow.
Parker says that is demonstrated by the increased number of centers and the degree of community involvement.
Her successor has not been named.
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SOT 13:45:21
IN Q=THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

((THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS TAKEN THIS SEARCH VERY SERIOUSLY. THEY ARE LOOKING NOW AT FOUR FINALIST FOR MY POSITION. THE EXACT DATE WHEN THAT PERSON COMES ABOARD WILL DE DETERMINED BY THAT INDIVIDUAL.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=BY THAT INDIVIDUAL

ANCHOR-RON SS HOLD
Parker's last day is April 30th.
She plans to stay involved with Planned Parenthood.
Organization officials say they offer medical treatment and education.
They say they also act as an advocate for family and health issues.

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=First Union


A bank consolidation may move some new jobs to Roanoke,
SS=Rubatex


And a major plant in the area is planning some major improvements.
SS=Business Review


Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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SOT
IN Q=NAT SOT
SUPER=03-North Wilkesboro, NC/File Tape; :05
SUPER=03-Bedford/Wednesday; :18
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape; :33
RUNS=1:01
OUT Q=NAT SOT


(( Nat Sot
RUNS=:05


First Union has consolidated its Roanoke area sales and finance office with one it has in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
The bank expects to transfer affected employees into other departments, and in the next few months it plans to create 50 NEW jobs here.
Employees at Rubatex in Bedford say the company will spend close to six-million-dollars to renovate the plant, if workers can increase their productivity.
If the plan's undertaken, the factory's facelift will focus on reducing the number of buildings Rubatex uses.
The former Babcock and Wilcox Fuel Company will appeal a 12- thousand dollar fine handed down by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
B- and- W, which changed its name to Framatome, was cited for using improperly designed shipping packages, and exceeding the amount of uranium allowed in its Lynchburg plant.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 102-points, closing at 5373-point-9-9.
Len Besthoff, with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
RUNS=:05

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Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up later on News 7,
Roy will have Pro Bowl highlights and he'll sum up today's hoop action.
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VO-NAT


And
The Emmy-winning actress best known for portraying Alice Kramden in "The Honeymooners has died.
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SOT 15:46:38
IN Q=I don't need

(( ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=losing a mosquito (nat sound out).
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2



forest-safety


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 95-114
GRAPHIC=Winter-Wx


Hiking in weather like this takes extra warm clothing and good planning.
Forest Service officials stress the importance of being prepared for the worst when you take off on a winter hike.
Folks with the Appalachian Trail Conference suggest telling friends and relatives your planned route and schedule.
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10 46 50 00 - 10 47 06 00
SOT
IN Q=The important thing

((BILL FOOT/APPALACHIAN TRAIL CONFERENCE: THE IMPORTANT THING IS TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING, MAKE SURE YOUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES DON'T WORRY ABOUT YOU. MAKE SURE THEY KNOW YOU ARE PREPARED AND DON'T NEED TO BE RESCUED BECAUSE IT'S A LOT OF TROUBLE FOR PEOPLE WHO TRY TO RESCUE HIKERS WHO DON'T NEED IT. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Foot/Appalachian Trail Conference;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=who don't need it.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


Foot also suggests keeping up with the weather forecasts to reduce the chance of being caught off guard during severe weather.

S-Fame


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-24
GRAPHIC=HALL OF FAME


Baseball fans over in Salem found out that nothing warms up a cold night better than a Hot Stove banquet!
Mike Stevens has more on tonight's Salem-Roanoke baseball hall of fame banquet.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Salem/Salem-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame; :00
SUPER=01-Kent Tekulve/NL Record Holder for Games Pitched; :32
SUPER=01-Chuck Hartman/1103 Career Wins; 1:03
SUPER=01-Jim Cutler/403 Wins At Liberty; 1:15
SUPER=@mike1; 1:29
SUPER=01-Bobby Thomson/1951 Series Hero For Giants; 1:50
RUNS=2:13
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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(( There was plenty of baseball and lots of apple pie inside the Salem Civic Center, although the normal hotdog portion of that trio underwent a major upgrade for this event.
Nearly 650 fans of the game including Congressman Bob Goodlatte came to eat and honor this year four inductees.
Heading the class of 96' is former Salem Rebel and Pittsburgh Pirates relief ace Kent Tekulve, who was a big part of the Bucs 1979 World series title. ((KENT TUKULVE/NL RECORD HOLDER FOR GAMES PITCHED:))
Two terrific area coaches join Tekulve in the hall. Virginia Tech's CHuck Hartman and LIberty high school's JIm Cutler - who between them have won over 1500 games. ((CHUCK HARTMAN/1130 CAREER WINS:)) ((JIM CUTLER/403 WINS AT LIBERTY HIGH:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:)) ((BOBBY THOMSON/1951 SERIES HERO FOR GIANTS:)) Longtime Kiwanis and American Legion supporter Wayne LaPierre joined the other inductees and Thomson in the spotlight on this special night. In Salem Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=ODAC LOGO


A big ODAC showdown this afternoon over at the Bast Center as Roanoke College hosted Hampden-Sydney in a game postponed from yesterday because of snow.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Tigers vs. Maroons; :00


Wake Forest head coach Dave Odom was a the Bast center watching son Ryan play.
And the Tigers guard would please papa with this 3 pointer from the right wing.
His counterpart Jason Bishop would answer for the Maroons with this pretty move on the baseline for a deuce.
The defending ODAC champs then went inside to Nate Schwab who gets the hoop plus the foul.
SUPER=33-Roanoke/=85/Hampden Sydney/=78;


Franklin County native Derek Bryant would counter that with a long three pointer.
And Roanoke beats the Tigers 85 to 78.
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S-Syracuse


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Syracuse stopped an Alabama rally midway through the second half and the Orangemen hold on to beat Alabama 81 to 68.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/CBS SPORTS; :


At the 10 minute mark of the second half Eric Washington hits a three and Alabama cut the lead to 60 to 57.
But Syracuse answered the call Otis Hill misses the free throw but he crashes the board and scores to make it 64 to 57.
The Tide came right back with the outisde game this Roy Rogers jumper made the score 64 to 59 Syracuse.
The Orangemen then went to the inside game getting easy baskets like this layup the lead was seven.
Syracuse went on a 10 to 2 run SUPER=33-Syracuse/=81/Alabama/=68; with

less than three minutes left in the game and the Orangemen win it 81 to 68.
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S-Mass


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-28
GRAPHIC=College hoops


Marcus Camby scored three of his 26 points in the final two minutes of overtime as top ranked Massachusetts survived a scare with a 78 to 74 win over Xavier.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/ABC SPORTS; :


Camby got U-Mass off to a god start in the first half he picks up the lose ball and scores on the jam to make it 20 to 12 Xavier.
But Xavier dominated the half on this play T.J. Johnson gets out on the fast break and Xavier led 31 to 21.
U-Mass had a two point lead late in the second half But Kevin Carr goes to the boards hard for the basket and the game was tied 68 to 68.
Then in the overtime period
SUPER=33-Massachusetts/=78/Xavier/=74;Charlton clark gets the pass after the

steal and he throws it down U-Mass beats Xavier 78 to 74 in overtime.
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S-Pacers


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-26
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The Indiana Pacers extended their home court win streak to a franchise record 17 games with a 90 to 83 win over the New York Knicks.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/NBC SPORTS; :


The Pacers worked the boards in the second quarter Dale Davis with the jam for a 37 to 29 Pacer lead.
New York couldn't find the mark from the outside but on this play anthony Mason gets the basket to make it 37 to 31.
But Indiana went on a 7 to nothing run and the lead was 11 points with about four minutes left in the quarter.
Patrick Ewing led the Knicks with 22 points here he scores on the running jumper but the Knicks trailed by 10.
Reggie Miller was a little off SUPER=32-Indiana/=90/New York/=83;his

game today but he added 15 points as the Pacers knock off the Knicks 90 to 83.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-1
GRAPHIC=Roanoke/Raleigh


The Roanoke Express returned to the ice tonight on the road at Raleigh. And the Express ___________
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY/SUNSHINE NETWORK; :


In the N-H-L the Sabres hosted the lighting this afternoon in Buffalo.
And Tampa Bay scored two goals in the first and two more in the second period for an easy win over the Sabres.
For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
IN Q=first score
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=........raleigh."
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S-Bowl


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB95-2
GRAPHIC=NFL LOGO


San Francisco 49-er Jerry Rice caught six passes for 82 yards and a touchdown as the N-F-C beat the A-F-C 20 to 13 in the Pro Bowl.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/ABC SPORTS; :


The A-F-C got on the board first. Jeff Blake goes to the air and hits Pittsburgh Steeler receiver Yancey Thigpen who takes the ball into the end zone for a record 93 yard scoring play giving the A-F-c a 7 to nothing lead.
Rice pulled in this Brett Favre one SUPER=30-NFC/=20/AFC/=13;yard

touchdown in the second quarter giving the N-F-C a 10 to 7 lead and the N-F-C wins the pro Bowl by a score of 20 to 13.
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Tech-Cars


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 95-110
GRAPHIC=None


If you are tired of filling up your car's gas tank so often, an electric car may be the answer.
The concept may be around SOONER than you think.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 26;


That's the task for engineering students at Virginia Tech and 11 other universities competing in the Future Car Challenge.
General Motors donated a Chevy Lumina to the Tech team, which is converting it into a hybrid electric car, similar to the Dodge Neon TECH converted last year.
Unlike today's electric cars, hybrid vehicles have an on-board power supply which recharges the batteries while the car is still moving.
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SOT 21:12:43
IN Q=

((MATT MERKLE/ELECTRICAL ENG. GRAD STUDENT: THE GREAT THING ABOUT ELECTRIC MOTORS, IT'S MAXIMUM POWER AT ANY GIVEN SPEED. WE'VE GOT A 100-HORSEPOWER UNIT HERE THAT'S ACTUALLY FASTER THAN THE STOCK NEON GAS ENGINE WOULD BE AT THE SAME WEIGHT. IT'S EXTREMELY EFFICIENT, BETTER THAN 90 PERCENT, WHEREAS YOUR GASOLINE ENGINE IS ONLY 30 PERCENT EFFICIENT. ))
SUPER=01-Matt Merkle/Electrical Eng. Grad Student;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=30 percent efficient.
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VO-NAT


The test for students is to turn a family- sized sedan into a low- fuel vehicle with all the conventional features, capable of mass production by 2007.
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SOT 21:25:13
IN Q=

((RICHARD MOORE/U.S. DEPT. OF ENERGY: WE'RE TRYING TO TRIPLE THE FUEL ECONOMY OF A CONVENTIONAL AUTOMOBILE, AND THAT'S WHAT THESE STUDENTS ARE INVOLVED IN DOING. TODAY'S FUEL ECONOMY IS AROUND 27, 27 MILES PER GALLON. WE'RE ATTEMPTING TO GET A VEHICLE THAT CAN ACTUALLY GO 80 MILES PER GALLON. ))
SUPER=01-Richard Moore/U.S. Dept. of Energy;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=80 miles per gallon.
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VO-NAT


The cars will be judged this summer in Detroit.
The competition is sponsored by the Department of Energy and a council composed of the "Big Three" automakers.
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Meadows


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=None


Cancer claimed the life of one of television's classic comediennes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Audrey Meadows, the Emmy-winning actress best known for portraying Alice Kramdenm on the Honeymooners, died last night in Los Angeles.
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SOT 15:44:57
IN Q=This is probably

((THIS IS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST THING I EVER GOT INTO. THE BIGGEST THING YOU EVER GOT INTO WAS YOU PANTS.))
SUPER=04-"The Honeymooners";
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=(nat sound of laughter)
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VO-NAT


Some say Meadows was 68, but reference books say she was 71.
Meadows starred with Jackie Gleason as lovebirds and sparring partners in "The Honeymooners."
"To the moon, Alice!" was Ralph's often heard cry.
But Alice was unfazed by his threat to deliver a shot to the kisser, and many shows ended like this.
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SOT 15:45:09
IN Q=Baby you're

(( ))
RUNS=:11

(----------------) OUT Q=greatest (nat sound out)