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Coming up on news seven at six an early morning fire in Vinton forced a dozen families to evacuate an apartment complex.
And Salem police are looking for a man who robbed a local McDonald's at gun point.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
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In sports, Dale Earnhardt wins at the Rock,
Virginia Tech comes up short on the road and the Bulls beat the Magic in Chicago.
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WX-Head
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Sunny, warm, and just plain beautiful--
Our springlike break from winter continues tomorrow-- as we keep the mild temperatures, but lose the sunshine. open
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Vinton-Fire


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
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An early morning fire in Vinton had more than a half dozen fire and rescue crews busy today.
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Residents of 12 apartments in the Longwood Court complex were evacuated from their homes just before four-o'clock.
Crews were able to get the fire under control in a matter of minutes, and no one suffered any major injuries from the blaze.
Only one apartment was seriously damaged.
All other residents were back in their apartments by daybreak.
Fire officials say the fire apparently started on a kitchen stove.
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Armed-Robbery


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
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TAPE# 96-16
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Salem police are looking for a suspect who robbed a fast food restaurant and injured two employees.
The robbery happened around six this morning at the McDonalds on Apperson Drive.
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Police say the suspect reportedly had a gun.
Two employees were in the restaurant when the incident occurred.
Police say the robber apparently struck the workers several times with the gun before he left.
They suffered minor injuries.
Investigators are not saying how much cash was taken.
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Meningococcal


ANCHOR=Ron
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A Radford University student and a James Madison University student have been diagnosed and hospitalized with meningitis.
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That brings Virginia's total of infections to nine this year.
Two of the cases have been fatal.
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Last month, 18- year- old Scott Hickey died from a rare blood infection caused by a bacteria which often leads to meningitis.
He was a student at the Virginia Military Institute.
Cases have also been reported at the University of Virginia.
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Symptoms of meningitis vary, depending on the cause-- but may include:
- Fever,
- Headache
- Stiff neck & back
- Nausea
- Skin rash.

Pioneer-Maid


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-2
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American Electric Power is coming to the rescue of the Pioneer Maid.
The popular dining and sightseeing cruise ship in Pulaski County is sitting on the bottom of Claytor Lake.
It's been there since Thursday.
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A-E-P began lowering the lake around five this morning to help with the recovery of the dinner boat.
Right now only the upper deck of the Pioneer Maid is above water.
When all is said and done the reservoir will be lowered about five feet.
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The New River Cruise Company operates the vessel.
Owner Howard Barrett says a salvage crew will arrive Wednesday to get the boat out of the water so it can be repaired.
And as long as the damage isn't extensive, Barrett says he hopes to have the Maid cleaned up and ready for passengers when the season opens in May.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Coming up on news-7,
The good news is that a large new company is coming to an industrial park in Roanoke County.
The bad news is that there isn't much space left to attract more businesses.
We'll have the News-7 Business Review next.
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And,
A local artist is getting great reviews, despite making a late start in the business.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

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I'll tell you what else is getting great reviews-- and that's the weather.
Roanoke set a new record high today of 73-- as temperatures shot up into the 60s and 70s across the region.
We're going to hold on to these unseasonably warm temperatures through Tuesday-- then it's back to reality.
More on that-- coming up in the forecast. MUSIC UP FULL
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Ron
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Some strong financial figures from Roanoke Electric Steel,
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R-R Donnelley will soon have plants in both Lynchburg AND Roanoke,
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and a contract dispute ends at Bell Atlantic.
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Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in southwest and central Virginia with the News-7 Business Review.
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Roanoke Electric Steel's profits keep rolling in.
At its annual meeting the steel company says in the first quarter they rose three-percent compared to a year ago.
A major score for Roanoke County this week: R-R Donnelley unveiled plans to build a multi-million-dollar book manufacturing plant that will initially create 175 jobs.
The Fortune 500 company already has a magazine plant in Lynchburg that employs 750 people.
But land to lure any more prospects may be hard to come by in Roanoke County.
200 residents packed a meeting Wednesday, voicing their opposition to opening more development sites in the western part of the county.
The New River Valley is on the verge of a blockbuster deal, this one with the world-famous Grucci Fireworks company of New York.
Both Grucci and the Radford Arsenal confirm they're exploring the possibility of moving a portion of the fireworks facility to southwest Virginia.
And union workers at Bell Atlantic approved a new contract by a six-to-one margin.
The Communications Workers of America had been at odds with the Baby Bell since last summer.
Checking the Dow Jones Industrial Average for the week, it rose 127-points, closing at 5630-point-49.
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Artist


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 96-20
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An office worker- turned artist is making a splash in the Smith Mountain Lake Community.
Linda Wolitz is known locally for her portraits of people and animals.
A demonstration at Bridgewater Plaza recently packed the Little Gallery and Beth Myer was there to see how she captures her subjects.
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Linda Wolitz has been painting full time for nine years. While she was naturally talented as a child, her art education did not go beyond high school. And for much of her life, being a professional artist was just a dream.
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Linda says animals are her speciality. Shirley Yates has commissioned her to paint a number of portraits, including this one titled "Shirley's Treasures".
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Linda uses pastels and lots of color as she captures her subjects. Art is now her daily focus.
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Linda's portraits start at 225-dollars. She also creates and sells cards and stationery. Beth Myer, News 7. ))

Feedback-2/25


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The effort to make English the official language of Virginia brought some viewer mail this week.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has News-7's Feedback.
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((A recent News-7 at 5 broadcast included a story from Richmond bureau chief Ellen Qualls, about debate over a bill to make English Virginia's official language.
A viewer from Vinton thinks that idea is less than "wunderbar".
"I feel like that there are many other issues occurring in Virginia that require the attention of the House of Delegates more than the issue of whether or not English will be our official language. As a college student and a student of foreign languages, I think it is wonderful for people to learn another language, maybe even three or four languages, but I do not think that the issue requires the heated debate it seemed to be getting from the delegates shown on the newcast.
In short, I think that the delegates need to start making decisions on the issues that they campaigned so fervently for and what we elected them for, not whether or not the state's native language will become Spanish, French, German or Italian."
Your comments on issues in the news or our news coverage should be sent to News-7 Feedback, P.O. Box 7, Roanoke Virginia, 24022-0007.
If you're sending us a fax, the number is 540-343-7269.
And if you've got an E-mail message, the address is wdbj7@teleweb.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

Parent-Center


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Parents of special education students needing information on services available to their children can find it at the Parent Resource Center.
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The center at Hidden Valley Junior High has a library of books, audio tapes, and videos for parents and students.
Roanoke County teachers and guidance counselors also use the center to help direct them in teaching students with special needs.
Parents who contact the center often meet others who have similar problems.
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Volunteers help parents find ways to meet the needs of all special ed students.
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((JANE SPURLOCK/PARENT & VOLUNTEER: IT'S BEEN VERY CALMING AS WELL AS SATISFYING TO SEE MY CHILD PROGRESS. EVERY YEAR'S A NEW YEAR, BUT I KNOW THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE TO ME IF I NEED IT AND I CAN START HERE TO FIND OUT.))
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The Parent Resource Center is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9a-m to 2p-m.
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MUSIC ON TAPE
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Coming up later in the newscast,
One of America's hottest import bands was at Virginia Tech last night, and they stopped by for a chat.
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And music is also in the air in downtown Roanoke, as artists get together to jam.
Stay tuned.
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Del-Amitri


ANCHOR=Ron
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Four ambitious Scots visited southwest Virginia to play their melancholy music.
Members of the rock band, "Del Amitri," say their music is a unique combination of head and heart.
Reporter Denise Allen and videographer Rob Monroe introduce us to band.
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The Scottish rock band Del Amitri continued their invasion of America in Blacksburg.
The band from Glasgow is touring the states while songs from their album "Twisted" are hitting the charts.
While their music is a success, critics are having a hard time putting a label on their style. ((JUSTIN CURRY/DEL AMITRI: IF I GOT IN A CAB FROM AN AIRPORT AND THE CAB DRIVER SAYS WHAT DO YOU DO. I SAY PLAY IN A BAND AND HE SAYS WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU PLAY. I WOULD JUST SAY POP MUSIC. CAUSE POP MUSIC SEEMS TO COVER ALL GENRES.))
Band members say the live performances are the fun part of their job.
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Currie says they'll continue writing songs as long as they're satisfied with the music they're making.
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Sports Tease


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And coming up, Dale Earnhardt wins the Goodwrench 400 at Rockingham Connecticut wins big on the hardwood.
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And Virginia Tech gets hammered on the road at Temple this afternoon.
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S-Rock


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TAPE#R-31
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After a second place finish at Daytona, Dale Earnhardt was the man today he takes the checkered flag under caution winning the Goodwrench 400 at Rockingham.
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As the field chased pole sitter Terry Labonte Dale Earnhardt was on the move. He started 18-th but he passed Jeff Gordon to moved to the second spot 60 laps into the race.
But no one could catch Labonte he had the strongest car on the track and was still the leader after 87 laps of the race.
South Boston's Ward Burton got tapped into the rear he loses it and hits the wall bringing out the caution on lap 97.
Then Jimmy Spencer passed Labonte showing his power to take the lead of the race on lap 137.
On lap 172 a couple of cars crashed Loy Allen hitting the wall at pit road hard after he lost his breaks.
The race was Red flagged while the track crew cut Allen out of the damaged car. Allen was taken to the infield car center and transferred to a local hospital.
For the second week in a row Labonte picked up some trash off the track and it cost him an engine and the race.
Earnhardt picked up points for leading the race but he bumps Bobby Hamilton in the rear he hits the wall and Earnhardt moved back to the front.
Earnhardt was strong at the end and after a crash on lap 390 Earnhardt wins the Goodwrench 400 under caution.
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Dale Jarrett was second, Ricky Craven third Ricky Rudd fourth and Steve Grissom fifth.
Rick Mast finished 10-th.

S-Tech


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WRITER=Roy
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12-th ranked Virginia Tech ran into a red hot Temple team this afternoon the Owls beating the Hokies 57 to 41.
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Bill Foster watching as his team loses its lead early in the first half.
Temple's Jason Ivey pulls up and hits this three pointer and the Owls led 12 to 10.
Temple had a 12 to nothing run before Shawn Smith passes inside to Travis Jackson for the layup but the Hokies trailed by 6.
The Owls went up by as many as 10 and led the Hokies 25 to 18 at the half.
Temple opened the second half and would expand its lead to 14 with over 14 minutes left in the game.
Tech's Shawn Smith pulled up and hit a jumper at the 10 minute mark but the Hokies still trailed by 14.
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shot from the field and Temple pulls off the 57 to 41 win.
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S-UConn


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=F
TAPE#BB96-3
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Third Ranked Connecticut bounced back from its first loss in 24 games to beat Villanova today 70 to 59.
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Villanova star Kerry Kittles sitting out his suspension.
But U-Conn had to be happy for teammate Ray Allen he makes the scoop layup, scores and draws the foul for two of his 26 points.
The Huskies would take a 7 point lead when Kirk King takes the inbounds pass and scores the layup to make it 17 to 10.
The Wildcats had a run just before the half Chuck Kornegay on the jam to make it 25 to 17.
But Allen took control in the
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70 to 59 victory over Villanova.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
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Cincinnati and Memphis won today and 23-rd ranked Georgia Tech moved into first place in the A-C-C with an overtime win over N.C. State.
For those and all of today's scores lets check the boards.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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The Chicago Bulls protected their perfect record at home this afternoon rolling over the Orlando Magic 111 to 91.
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The Magic rode the shoulders of Shaquille O'Neal in the first half here he makes the nice baseline move for two of his 33 points in the game.
But the Bulls come right back going to Michael Jordan he hits the fade away jumper and Chicago led 47 to 45.
Orlando still took it inside Penny Hardaway going in for the jam and the game was tied at 47 to 47 in the second quarter.
But the fourth quarter belonged to Chicago's Tony Kukoc. He came off the
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bench to score a season high 24 including Chicago's first 11 of the quarter Chicago wins it 111 to 91.
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S-Hockey


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
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The Roanoke Junior Express had a good showing in the Can Am Invitational hockey tournament in Montreal.
The Junior Express won four out of five games to capture the tournament's bronze medal.
The team will return to the valley tonight arriving at the airport at 8:30.
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JAZZ


ANCHOR=RON
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WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-5
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Henry Street is swinging once again.
The Music Center and Jazz Institute is hosting Jazz Jam Eight.
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The music started flowing out of the Henry Street Music Center late this afternoon and will continue until eight tonight.
The proceeds from today's event will help improve the acoustics and finish the restoration of the upper floors of the building.
Jazz Jams are held six times a year.
The next one is March 25th.
Admission is five dollars.
That's all for News 7 at Six.
We'll leave you now with music by "Reflections."
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