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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: We'll hear from the Attorney General on the state police investigation of rape allegations at Tech.
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VO-NAT


We'll hear from school kids on their last day of snow day, as more school districts plan to get the buses rolling again tomorrow.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS HEAD
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, racing news from Daytona as Mast gets the pole for the Clash, plus we'll have an update on Arrington and Hensley.
Also, they're camping out for Camby at the Cassell.
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and mourning a hoop star in Daytona, as the Flyers 22 year old Chris Daniels is found dead early this morning.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
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You don't need a trip south for warmer weather. Stick around for a mild forecast and WeatherSchool striaght ahead.

Ford


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A guilty plea today in a carjacking case that started in Roanoke and ended in Amherst County last October.
Thirty-Two year old John David Ford enter an Alford plea today to three charges in Amherst Circuit Court.
Under such a plea, Ford admits prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him on the charges but he does not admit guilt.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 1995;


He was accused of abducting an 86 year old woman at gunpoint from a Roanoke shopping mall October 7th.
Ford left her tied up in the woods in Amherst County.
He was apprehended four days later in Boston.
Judge Michael Gamble sentenced Ford today to a total of 20 years in prison on carjacking, abducting and firearms charges. Prosecutor Ed Meeks says the victim is satisfied with the outcome of the case.
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore says he takes seriously any allegation of sexual assault on a college campus--and that's why he's getting State Police involved in Christy Brzonkala's (bron-KA-la's) case.
She's the former Virginia Tech student who claims she was raped by two Tech football players.
Ellen Qualls spoke with Gilmore today, and also with the attorney representing Brzonkala.
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Civil attorney Eileen Wagner says she merely requested the Attorney General's public statements on campus sexual assault.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL JIM GILMORE: HER LETTER...INVESTIGATION.))
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((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: ATTORNEY GENERAL GILMORE HAS AN EXCELLENT TRACK RECORD... AT THE CUTTING EDGE.))
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But Wagner says the probe will actually complicate her civil cases against Tech for violating women's rights, and against the two accused players for the alleged rape itself.
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((BUT WHEN THE OPPORTUNITY COMES TOTALLY UNSOLICITED... MORALLY OBLIGATED TO ACCEPT))
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Virginia Tech says it welcomes the State probe -- pointing out it's NOT about the university -- it's about this man-- Tony Morrison and his alleged accomplice James Crawford.
We'd love to let you hear what Christy Brzonkala herself thinks of this probe, but she's sold her story to a tabloid show and by contract can't talk to us before that story airs next week. Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

School-Closing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=Education


After a week without classes, students in Roanoke City and Roanoke County are heading back to the books.
Both school systems will operate on their regular schedules tomorrow.
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IN Q=I'm kind of enjoying this

((CALEB DAWSON/ROANOKE COUNTY EIGHTH GRADER: I'M KIND OF ENJOYING THIS. IT'S GIVEN ME TIME TO RELAX FROM THE HOMEWORK, TESTS.))
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For Caleb Dawson and other students who have enjoyed their unscheduled vacation, the holiday is over.
This afternoon, workers were clearing snow from school parking lots, and school officials were planning for a productive return to the classroom.
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IN Q=Hopefully, the chaos

((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: HOPEFULLY THE CHAOS IS SHORT- LIVED AND WHEN WE DO GET BACK TO SCHOOL AND FOCUS ALL OF OUR ENERGIES ON INSTRUCTION WE WILL STILL MAKE A GOOD YEAR OF IT.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Hold


Most schools outside of the Roanoke Valley will be back in business tomorrow, though many will be operating on delayed schedules.
Franklin County will operate on a normal schedule tomorrow and Saturday, but buses will be on snow routes.
All the other school information is coming up at 6:30.

Child-Abuse


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Session 96


A bill to lower the burden of proof that social workers need to file a complaint of child abuse got out of the state Senate today -- but only after heated debate.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The bill would lower the bar for complaints from "clear and convincing evidence" of child abuse to "a preponderance of evidence."
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SOT 12:47:39
IN Q=Those scales

((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-BOTETOURT CO.: THOSE SCALES THAT WE WEIGH OUR JUSTICE ON HAVE TO BE PUSHED MORE THAN JUST A SLIGHT TIP IN ONE DIRECTION. THIS IS AN ABUSE CASE. THEY CAN TAKE CHILDREN FROM YOU.))
SOT 12:57:05

((SEN. JOE GARTLAN/D-FAIRFAX: YOU ARE NOT TRUSTING THE MATTER TO OVERZEALOUS PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTING ON THEIR OWN.))
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((WE INTERVIEWED JUVENILE AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS COURT JUDGES IN ALL THE MAJOR AREAS OF THE COMMONWEALTH. FAIRFAX, TIDEWATER, ROANOKE. UNIFORMLY, THESE JUDGES PRAISE ALMOST WITHOUT QUALIFICATION, THE WORK THAT CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WORKERS DO IN BRINGING THEIR CASES TO COURT.))
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OUT Q=cases to court.
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VO-NAT


Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer broke a tie to send the bill on to the House. It includes an amendment guaranteeing parents quick court hearings to clear their names if they've been falsely accused.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- it's being called a landmark measure--
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One that will effect all of us. Coming up: what you can expect from the new telecommunications bill. It promises to affect much of our daily lives--from computers to long distance phone service and cable T-V.
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Old-Southwest


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-7
GRAPHIC=Old Southwest


A church in Old Southwest Roanoke will finally be able to expand its offices.
Today the Architectural Review Board agreed to allow the Episcopal Diocese to move two neighboring houses to do the work.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/October 12;


Several months ago the board turned down the Diocese's request to demolish the structures.
The new owner says big plans have been made for the houses.
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SOT 4:46:01
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((TERRY PARSELL/PARSELL & ZEIGLER CONSTRUCTION: THE BEAUTIFUL QUEEN ANN HOUSE WE'RE GOING TO MOVE OUT OFFICE INTO THAT. THE WHITE, MOORE HOUSE WE THINK IT'S BEST USE WILL BE AN OFFICE BUILDING.))
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VO-NAT


One the houses on First Street will be moved down the street.
The other will be moved up to Highland Avenue.
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County-deputy


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Dallas, Robert


Child molester Robert Dallas filed a complaint last Fall that someone had been using his credit cards while he's been in the Roanoke County jail.
It's not uncommon for inmates to allege mis-use of their personal property while they're locked up.
In this case, Dallas had 900 dollars worth of unauthorized charges to prove it.
County police have narrowed it down to one of the jailers, a sheriff's deputy who apparently took the cards from the property room at the jail and went on a spending spree with them.
The deputy has resigned and is likely to be indicted in April.

Hansen


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A volunteer in the Fort Lewis Rescue Squad has admitted to stealing squad funds.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


Anita Hansen pled guilty today to embezzlement.
The 39- year- old rescue worker was not the treasurer but had taken charge of some of the finances.
In addition to pocketing half of a 1-thousand dollar donation from Grand Piano's Cartledge Foundation, she started using the squad's Master Card for her own use.
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SOT 4:56:35
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((MARK CLAYTOR/PROSECUTOR: APPARENTLY IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, JUDGE, MS HANSEN WAS USING THE CREDIT CARD TO MAKE PERSONAL PURCHASES, TO MAKE CASH ADVANCES. WHEN THE BILL CAME TO THE POST OFFICE BOX, THE ACTUAL BILL WAS INTERCEPTED. MS HANSEN WOULD MAKE THE PAYMENTS. ))
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VO-NAT


Hansen racked up 48-hundred dollars on the card between December of 1993 and last May.
She's paid off a lot of the debt, but 17-hundred dollars remains.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Hold


She'll be sentenced next month.

Telecommunications


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
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For years Congressman Rick Boucher has talked about a bill he co-sponsored to reform the telecommunications industry.
Now that the bill is law, and it will likely have a dramatic effect upon who, and how much you pay, for your phone, cable t-v and computer services.
Len Besthoff explains.
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SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Cable Roanoke; :50
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Imagine a world where more than one company competes to provide you cable t-v.
Or how about local phone service?
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SOT TAPE TWO 13:11:54
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((DIANE JONES: I THINK IT'S GREAT. I THINK IF YOU'VE GOT COMPETITION BETWEEN THE COMPANIES THE PRICES WILL PROBABLY BE LOWER FOR THE CONSUMER.))
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Those are just a few things in a sweeping overhaul of the telecommunications industry President Clinton has signed into law.
The legislation allows phone and cable companies to combine services, ends federal controls on many cable T-V rates, and has provisions against T-V Violence and the transmission of Adult Material on Computer Networks.
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SOT 14:08:10 TAPE TWO
IN Q=We can

((DON REID/BELL ATLANTIC: WE CAN MOVE OUTSIDE OF OUR SERVING AREA LITERALLY TODAY TO PROVIDE LONG DISTANCE SERVICES AND IN FACT WE WILL SHORTLY FILE APPLICATIONS IN FIVE STATES TO PROVIDE THAT TYPE OF SERVICE.))
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Both local telephone and cable companies expect the changes will present them with an equal number of challenges and opportunities.
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SOT TAPE TWO 15:13:11
IN Q=Cox finished

((SHARRON DAVIES/COX COMMUNICATIONS: COX FINISHED A FIBER OPTIC NETWORK IN 1994 WHICH PROVIDES NOW, OR HAS THE CAPABILITY TO PROVIDE, VOICE, VIDEO AND DATA SERVICES. THE CHALLENGES COME IN TO GETTING THAT BUSINESS AND LEARNING THAT BUSINESS.))
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(( But as limitless as the possibilities may be with these reforms, they may not go into effect right away.
Because, as promised, a number of civil liberties groups are challenging the law's anti-smut provisions. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.



Tetra


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Business News


A company that has a plant in Blacksburg is up for sale.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Warner-Lambert of New Jersey confirms its Tetra division is among several non-core businesses that could be sold.
Tetra makes aquarium products and employs about 100 people in the New River Valley.
Warner-Lambert says it will sell Tetra only if it gets a good offer, noting it remains a strong part of its business.
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Stocks


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


Wall Street continued its string of record setting days.
The Dow climbed 47 points to close at 55 hundred 40.
NASDAQ gained eight points.
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Craig-Schools


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=None


By a narrow margin, the Craig County school board has voted to ask its superintendent to resign.
But Dallas Helems (HELL-ums) has no such plans.
Scott Prince reports.
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(( Craig County Schools superintendent Dallas Helems says he never saw it coming.
Tuesday, the board of education asked him to hand in his resignation.
It appears the handling of a fuel leak at Craig County High School spurred on the vote, a vote that was initiated by newly elected board member Hettie Farley.
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SOT 13:13:1?
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((HETTIE FARLEY/CRAIG COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD: THERE HAVE BEEN A NUMBER OF CONCERNS ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP ABILITY OF DOCTOR HELEMS AND THE OIL SPILL KIND OF BROUGHT THAT TO A HEAD.
SOT 13:13:44 PLEASE COVER WITH SCHOOL

BY MY EXPECTATIONS, DOCTOR HELEMS WASN'T AS THOROUGH WITH IT AS HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN. ))
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Helems wouldn't talk on camera, but says he isn't packing his bags.
This life- long educator still has eighteen months left on his contract... and he plans to honor it. Stand- up 13:51:03
The board can't FORCE Helems to leave, at least not yet.
The same night they asked him to resign, there was also a motion to terminate his contract.
But no one would second that motion. end stand-up
Board Chairman James Cady voted against the resignation describing Helems as a more- than qualified superintendent.
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((JAMES CADY/CRAIG COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: MR. HELEMS IS THE THIRD SUPERINTENDENT I'VE SERVED WITH. MR. HELEMS IS PROBABLY AS GOOD OR BETTER THAN ANY SUPERINTENDENT I'VE SERVED WITH. ))
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Despite those comments, Cady says his personal views won't get in the way of the board's decision.
No one will say if another motion to fire Helems will be made.
But if it does happen, it will likely take place during next month's school board meeting.
Scott Prince, News 7, Craig County.))

81-Wreck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=None


Traffic is finally back to normal on Interstate 81 in Wythe County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wythe Co.;


One of the southbound lanes around mile marker 68 was closed for much of the day, because of a tractor trailer accident early this morning.
State police say the driver, Margie Youngblood, of Oklahoma lost control of the vehicle when she reached for her coffee cup.
The rig overturned and spilled much of its load of candy.
Youngblood is charged with reckless driving.
She and her husband were treated at Wythe County Community Hospital.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight at six, one of Oliver Purnell's players at Dayton is found dead.
They are camping out at the Cassell.
Mast is on the pole for the Clash.
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And Jimmy Hensley and Joey Arrington are ready to do some serious trucking this season.
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S-Dayton


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=ATLANTIC 10


Members of the Atlantic Ten mens basketball conference are reeling tonight after learning that 22 year old Dayton University star Chris Daniels was found dead in his room early this morning.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 18;:00


Daniels was the Flyers main man inside leading the team in shooting percentage the past three seasons.
This year he ranked second in the nation hitting his shots at a 68 percent pace.
A preliminary autopsy failed to determine the cause of death although Montgomery County, Ohio, Coroner James Davis says there's no evidence of drugs or alcohol, and Daniels' heart appears to have been sound.
Lab results will not be available for two to three weeks.
This is second such tragedy Dayton head coach Oliver Purnell has had to endure in his career.
He was also on the staff at Maryland, when Len Bias died of a cocaine overdose.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB96-1
GRAPHIC=HOLD A-10


In a much more upbeat note from the A-10,
SS=TECH HOOPS


The students in Blacksburg are apparently heeding coach Bill Foster's words and getting serious about their basketball.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Student ticket pickup for the February 17th game with number U-Mass is set for this coming Monday.
But students have turned the area around Cassell coliseum into a tent city - camping out for tickets since the first of this week.
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((ANDY CARROLL/VA. TECH FRESHMAN:)) ((RUSH BLEVINS/VA. TECH SOPHOMORE:))
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One tent didn't withstand today's windy conditions, and the warmer weather has turned the campground into a slushy mess. My question is where does a college student get a snow shovel.
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S-Clash


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=BUSCH RACING


The Winston Cup drivers are back at Daytona for the beginning of Speedweeks 96.
Today they drew starting positions for Sunday's Busch Clash.
And Rick Mast pulled out the number one starting spot.
Earnhardt and Gordon weren't as lucky Here's a look at the starting grid.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold LOGO


You can watch the 20 lap dash for cash live Sunday at Noon right here on your hometown station.

S-Racing


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=Daytona 500


While the Winston Cup Drivers are in Daytona preparing for Speedweeks, one of the top engine builders in the sport is in Martinsville with a garage full of work.
Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=01-Jimmy Hensley/SuperTruck Driver; 1:06
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((Joey Arrington has been building engines for most of his life. But when his father Buddy retired from Winston Cup in the late 80's his development work with Chrysler increased and now the business keeps Joey in the garage seven days a week.)) ((JOEY ARRINGTON/ENGINE BUILDER: ))
Macbeth opens tonight on the Mill Mountain Theatre Main Stage. Tickets $14-$18. Call the box office for tickets. ((Arrington has built motors for just about any cars that run on the NASCAR circuit and some Late Model stock cars that run on the local tracks.
He's been a part of the Chrysler motor development program from the start. And his new venture is providing motors for Dodge in the Super Truck series.
One of those motors will be in the Dodge truck owned by Greer Lackey and driven by Ridgeway's Jimmy Hensley.
Hensley will run the full schedule in the Super Truck Division and he's familiar with Arrington's work and anytime Hensley has a question all he has to do is go across town.)) ((JIMMY HENSLEY/SUPERTRUCK DRIVER: )) ((JOEY ARRINGTON: )) ((ROY STANLEY: ))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD M'VILLE S'WAY


Tomorrow night we'll talk with Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell and show you the track's latest expansion.

S-Winfield


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-28
GRAPHIC=MLB LOGO


Spring training opens next season with 44 year old Dave Winfield, who retied today after 23 seasons in the major leagues.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00


Winfield made the announcement in New York this afternoon.
He says the rotator cuff problem in his left shoulder just makes it impossible for him to be effective anymore.
He finishes a stellar career with a 31 hundred and ten hits and 465 home runs.
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