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ANCHOR=Ron
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WRITER=rjo
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Coming up on News seven at six a Radford student dies in a fraternity house fire... we'll have live report.
And in Blacksburg police are investigating three bodies found at a townhouse.
The victims apparently died of gunshot wounds.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, A big upset in college basketball Randolph-Macon is the ODAC women's tournament champion and Mark Martin wins the Goody's 200.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


A day to drive with the windows rolled down--
Sunny skies and warm temperatures today--even warmer weather on the way tomorrow.
We've got a forecast you're sure to like.

Radford-Fire


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-8
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


A Radford University student died in a house fire this morning.
Officials believe Christopher T. Mirch of Herndon died of smoke inhalation.
DOUBLE BOXES=Ron/Denise/B'Burg Bureau


Denise Allen joins us now from our New River Valley Bureau.
Denise, what do we know at this point?
Ron, the cause of the fire is not known at this point.
Talent=Denise/Live Full
SUPER=@Denise1;
SUPER=05-Blacksburg;


Two people and a dog were in the fraternity house when the blaze began. Roll cue: in the fraternity house.
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(( The fire started about two around the back porch of the Delta Tau Chi fraternity house on Grove Avenue.
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Firefighters found Christopher Mirch on the floor of the bathroom.
Witnesses say rescue workers tried to revive him with C-P-R.
Mirch was transported to Radford Community Hospital where he died.
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(( ))))
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The Radford Police department, the fire marshal and state police are investigating the fire.
The back porch and the kitchen were destroyed while the rest of the house received smoke damage.
The fire marshal estimates around 25-thousand dollars in damage to the house.))
DOUBLE BOXES=Ron/Denise
(Q/A:Denise where does the investigation go from here?)


Ron investigators are now waiting for autopsy results.
They have also sent material from the fire to the crime lab in Roanoke.
Fire Marshal Calvin Whitt says that's normal in cases where the cause of the fire is not easily discovered.

B'Burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# None
GRAPHIC=Murder


Investigators in Blacksburg are waiting for the autopsy results on three bodies found yesterday.
The bodies were found at a townhouse at Fairfax Point.
Two of the victims, 44-year old Susan M. Asbury of Blacksburg, and 60-year-old Robert L. Asbury of Christiansburg were found in a bedroom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Yesterday;


The third victim, 44-year-old Donald G. Anderson of Radford, was found in the garage.
The shooting happened around four yesterday afternoon.
Police say at least 10 gun shots were fired.
They say Robert and Susan Asbury were separated, and Anderson was an acquaintance.
The preliminary investigations reveals that all three apparently died of gun shot wounds.
The exact cause of the incident and the identity of the shooter is still being investigated.
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March


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-7
GRAPHIC=None


African-American men from all over Southwest Virginia marched on Roanoke this morning with the objective of creating a better tomorrow.
The Thousand Man March was organized in hopes of sparking unity in the black community.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At least 300 people showed up to make the journey from the Washington Park Pool to Lucy Addison Middle School.
Harold Cannaday chose the middle school because Lucy Addison was such a positive force in the black community.
Cannaday hopes this march will help raise the self esteem of the black community AND create good role models for young people to follow.
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Cannaday says the community strongly supported the march with donations of time and equipment.
He says the march cost nothing to organize and hopes the experience will encourage others to get involved.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net ; edit of 95-64
GRAPHIC=Bunting, Josiah


The Virginia Military Institute's superintendent says the school has a plan if the U-S Supreme Court rules against its all-male policy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/September;


Josiah Bunting told a group of newspaper executives last night that the school would go private in order to ensure its tradition.
V-M-I and The Citadel in South Carolina are the only state-support, all-male military schools in the nation.
Bunting says he expects the court to rule this summer.
He says the school would have to raise close to 150 MILLION dollars for an endowment.
Revenue from the endowment would replace approximately nine MILLION dollars the state allocates every year to V-M-I -- which is about a third of its operating budget.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on news-7,
The Mill Mountain Zoo has some new things to show off -- but cages aren't needed for these additions.
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VO-NAT


And,
A major Roanoke employer celebrates its 40th anniversary with record profits.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

Wx ad lib
A taste of spring today-- with warmer than normal temperatures and lots of welcome sunshine.
Also, perfect kite- flying weather as winds gusted up to 36- miles an hour at times.
The mild weather continues tomorrow-- with temperatures expected to soar into the 70s.
So, head outside and enjoy it-- but first, stay tuned for the forecast.
That's coming up later. MUSIC UP FULL
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On-Record


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-11
GRAPHIC=None


Law enforcement executives across the country are recognizing the importance of partnerships between the police and the community.
Some of our local agencies have instituted a new tool to enhance that partnership called Community Oriented Policing.
Officials say it's a role that's different from the traditional cop who patrols his beat in a police car.
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((STEPHEN JOYCE/MARTINSVILLE POLICE DEPT.: WE'RE FACILITATORS... WE'RE POLICE OFFICERS... WE'RE SOCIAL WORKERS... WE'RE INNOVATORS. WE BASICALLY DO WHATEVER NEEDS TO BE DONE. AND ONE OF THE BIG POINTS OD COMMUNITY ORIENTED POLICING IS A SERVICE PHILOSOPHY.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Joyce/Martinsville Police Dept.;
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OUT Q=a service philosophy.
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Police say they work closely with residents in their community to solve problems before they start.
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((MICHAEL PACE/MARTINSVILLE POLICE DEPT.:WHAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO IS HELP PEOPLE IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE AND IT'S PRO-ACTIVE... INSTEAD OF REACTIVE. YOU GET OUT THERE AND YOU TRY TO TAKE CARE OF THE PROBLEM SO IT DOESN'T HAVE TO KEEP HAPPENING. AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO KEEP GOING BACK FOR THE SAME CALL EVERY TIME.))
SUPER=01-Michael Pace/Martinsville Police Dept.;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=same call every time.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=On-Record


For more information about community oriented policing and how it's working in our region... tune in to "On Record" tomorrow morning at eleven.

Roanoke-Electric


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-12
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Electric Steel


One of the area's largest employers recently celebrated its 40th anniversary.
And from the way its bottom line looks, Roanoke Electric Steel and its 750 employees will be here for a long time to come.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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(( Roanoke Electric Steel posted records in a number of categories in 1995, including, sales, profits, and total assets.
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((MOULTRIE DOTTERER/SCOTT & STRINGFELLOW ANALYST: THE COMPANY'S DOING GREAT, STRONG FINANCIALLY, THEY'RE LOOKING TO DO AS WELL IN 96, ALSO.))
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That, along with word that first quarter profits are up three-percent, was music to the ears of those attending the company's annual meeting.
The strong showing in the first quarter was particularly impressive to analyst Moultrie Dotterer, who figured severe winter weather would severely impact the company's bottom line.
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((DOTTERER: AND THEY ONLY MISSED, ONLY MISSED, A DAY AND A HALF OF WORK DURING THIS BAD WEATHER, WHICH IS PRETTY UNUSUAL. I THINK THAT GOES TO SHOW YOU THAT THE STRENGTH OF THE MANAGEMENT. THEY WERE ABLE TO BRING THE PEOPLE TOGETHER TO GET OUT THERE AND GO TO WORK.))
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But a 131-percent profit increase this year may be an elusive goal.
Prices have dropped for it's reinforcement bars...but C-E-O Don Smith hopes to make that up with a backlog of orders for its roof joists.
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((DON SMITH/ROANOKE ELECTRIC STEEL CEO: THE BACKLOG THERE IS VERY HEAVY AND WE HOPE THAT THAT WILL OFFSET ANY DOWNWARD MOVING PRICING FOR OUR BAR PRODUCTS.))
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The company also hopes to keep its reputation as one of the industry's low cost producers by adding 14-million-dollars worth of state-of-the-art equipment this year.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))


Montcalm


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit of 94-22
GRAPHIC=Business News


It's been less than a month since the Montcalm Corporation closed its Buena Vista plant.
Now the company has filed for Chapter Seven bankruptcy, closing ALL of its operations throughout the nation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista/File Tape;


Montcalm last month closed its operations in Buena Vista eliminating close to 20 jobs.
The company made fuel pellets out of recycled paper.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Business News


A spokesman said it was difficult obtaining raw materials and also operating with management oversights.

Bell-Atlantic


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Bell Atlantic


Bell Atlantic says it will enter the Internet business this summer.
The telecommunications company will provide rural customers inexpensive local access to on-line services such as America Online and Prodigy, and will offer its own Internet access service.
The service will offered initially in the Roanoke, Blacksburg and Norton areas.
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MUSIC ON TAPE
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Coming up in the broadcast,
Roy has all the sports, including U-MASS's struggle against George Washington,
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VO-NAT


And,
We'll go to Rockbridge County and catch up with a father-son rodeo team.
Stay tuned.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Zoo


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-2
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


The Mill Mountain Zoo got a facelift today.
Volunteers dressed up the zoo with nearly 450 plants.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The trees, shrubs and perennials were used to create an Asian Theme.
Workers say it will take about a year for the plants to take root.
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The Southwest Virginia Nursery and Landscapers Association supplied the manpower.
30 additional companies donated the plants.
Zoo officials say the landscaping improvements would not have been possible without the donations from area landscapers.
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Rodeo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Lone Star Championship Rodeo rolled into Rockbridge County last night.
One of the riders is from Bedford County, and he doesn't mind coming in second...
As long as the winner is his father.
Jay Moore has the story.
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SUPER=01-Jeff Renaud/Calf Roper; :14
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SUPER=@Jay1; 1:08
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(( Ever since Jeff Renaud can remember, he's been ropin' just about anything that comes along.
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((RENAUD: MY DADDY AND MY FAMILY STARTED ME OUT WITH IT. WHEN I WAS BORN I PICKED UP A ROPE SO I'VE DONE IT ALL MY LIFE. ))
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Speakin' of father, well he's also a calf roper ... and he doesn't mind throwing a little competition his son's way.
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((RICH RENAUD/CALF ROPER: IT'S A GOOD FEELING. IT'S KIND OF SPECIAL TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR SON, GO TO THESE RODEOS, COMPETE WITH HIM.))
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Rich lives in Rhode Island.
But he comes back for local events, like the one at the Virginia Horse Center.
So how did family get so involved in roping.
Rich said it was inevitable since he has three older brothers who also rope.
Now the big question..how does Rich do against his son.
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((USUALLY HE'S A LITTLE TOUGHER THAN I AM...(laughter) BUT IT'S VERY GOOD. A LOT OF FUN.))
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((With any sport, it takes a lot of practice. and preparing for a rodeo is no different. plus there is a lot of other factors involved.))
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((RENAUD: IT TAKES A LOT OF TRY. YOUR HEART'S GOT TO BE IN IT CAUSE IT TOUGH BEING OUT ON THE ROAD ALL THE TIME AND BEING AWAY FROM HOME YOU'VE GOT TO WANT TO DO IT. ))
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Once the summer time rolls around Jeff will leave Bedford County and join his dad for team roping competitions... putting their years of experience together.
In Rockbridge County Jay Moore, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Mark Martin wins the Goody's 200 Steve Mason will check in with a report from the ODAC Women's championship.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And U-Mass will not go through the regular season undefeated the Minutemen losing this afternoon to George Washington.
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S-ODAC


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


Randolph-Macon is the ODAC women's champion. Macon beat Roanoke College this afternoon 84 to 73.
Steve Mason has more.
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SUPER=33-Randolph Macon/=84/Roanoke/=73; :43
SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke Coach; :49
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S-Umass


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Top Ranked Massachusetts will not go through the regular season unbeaten. This afternoon, George Washington knocked off the Minutemen 86 to 76.
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SUPER=03-Amherst, MA/ESPN; :


The Colonials came out hot J.J. Brode gets out on the break for the easy layup and a 16 to 5 lead.
U-Mass comes right back going inside to their man Marcus Camby for the jam cutting the lead to 9.
John Calipari picks up his second technical and gets ejected.
George Washington took over Shawnta Rogers pulls up and nails the three pointer as the Colonials led at the half.
And Alexander Koul took over on SUPER=33-G.
Washington/=86/Massachusetts/=76;the inside as the Colonial's win their fourth

straight over U-Mass 86 to 76.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


Virginia will take on 10-th ranked Wake Forest tonight at University Hall and you can see it right here on your Hometown Station beginning at 9-Oclock.
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SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/CBS SPORTS; :


A big upset in the A-C-C this afternoon James Collins scored 27 as Florida State knocked off 17-th ranked North Carolina at the Dean Dome.
For that and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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S-Goodys


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=Rockingham Logo


It was the Busch Grand National Cars in the spotlight at The North Carolina Motor Speedway this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNN SPORTS; :


Johnny Rumley, Who races at New River, was running strong until his car broke lose and hit the wall late in the race. He later returned.
But this day belong to Mark Martin. Martin led the race several times before he took the checkered flag winning the Goody's 200, his 21-st career Busch victory.
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((MARK MARTIN/GOODY'S 200 WINNER: WE HAD AN AWESOME ENGINE TODAY. I MISSED THE CHASSIS SET UP JUST A LITTLE BIT, BUT I HAD SO MUCH ENGINE, IT JUST PULLED US THROUGH, AND I TELL YOU WHAT, I CAN'T WAIT TO GO TO ATLANTA WITH AN ENGINE LIKE THAT.))
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Mike McLaughlin was second, Jeff Purvis third, Ricky Craven fourth and Bobby Labonte fifth

S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Rockingham Logo


Michael Waltrip in the Woods Brothers Citgo Ford led today's second round of qualifying at the Rock.
Waltrip turned a speed of 154-point 533 miles per hour moving him up a spot from yesterday.
For the remainder of the field lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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RUNS=:20
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S-Hockey


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express


The Roanoke Junior Express picked up a couple of wins today at the Can Am Invitational in Montreal.
Roanoke beat Houston 3 to 2. And the Junior Express beat baltimore 5 to 3.
Meantime, The Roanoke Express is on the road at Johnstown tonight for game two of a three game road trip. (-------------) Roanoke lost to Toledo 6 to 3.