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A major victory for Bob Dole in the Empire state.
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And a military helicopter crash in Kentucky kills several soldiers. wx-head
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Don't go away News 7 Mornin' is next.

Schoolwatch


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While most of the precipitation was out of the area before the very cold temperatures arrived yesterday, some areas still got a good bit of snow overnight.
This morning, a number of schools are closed or delayed.
(mel reads schoolwatch)


Crash


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Five soldiers are dead after their Army helicopter crashed late last night in south-central Kentucky.
Army officials say the M-H-47 Chinook (shuh-NUK') was on a routine training flight.
The chopper was from the 160th Special Operations Aviation regiment based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, west of the crash site.
Military officials arrived at the crash scene early this morning and have begun investigating the crash.

Parental-Notification


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In Virginia, the House of Delegates last night rejected the Senate amendments requiring pregnant teens to notify their parents before an abortion.
That's a surprise, because a majority of the Delegates are in favor of parental notification.
So the fate of the landmark legislation is up in the air again.
But in just getting to the Senate floor yesterday, it leapt its biggest hurdle in 17 years.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( An amendment to a NOT very closely related bill got through a parliamentary tangle and onto the Senate floor in a 20 to 19 vote.
The 40th Senator who did NOT vote said he didn't sleep well the night before.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO/R-BOTETOURT CO.: AND I'D GOTTEN TO THE POINT WHERE POLITICS WAS STARTING TO OVERRULE THE SUBSTANCE OF THE GERMANENESS QUESTION. AND I SAID I'M NOT GONNA PLAY THIS GAME.))
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Trumbo took a walk down the hall for that vote, but was back for the final 25 to 15 vote.
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW: SPARE ME THE ARGUMENT THAT I'M PRO-CHOICE BUT. IF YOU WERE PRO-CHOICE BUT, YOU WOULD HAVE TAKEN SOME OF THESE AMENDMENTS THAT THESE WOMEN OFFERED UP OVER HERE.))
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((SEN. BILL BOLLING/R-HANOVER: THIS ISN'T A GUY THING. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA WHO THINK THAT PARENTS SHOULD BE INVOLVED.))
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((KAREN RASCHKE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VA.: I BELIEVE THERE ARE TWO CLASSES OF PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT THIS BILL. AND THERE'S ONE CLASS OF PEOPLE I RESPECT. THEY HONESTLY BELIEVE THAT A BILL REQUIRING CHILDREN TO NOTIFY PARENTS WILL ACTUALLY CAUSE IT TO HAPPEN. ALL THE EXPERIENCE FROM OTHER STATES -- ALL THE EXPERIENCE -- ALL THE EXPERIENCE FROM OTHER STATES PROVES THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN. WE KNOW FOR A FACT THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN. NO STATE HAS REPORTED -- NO STATE HAS REPORTED GOOD RESULTS.))
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The other class Raschke refers to is the Christian right -- that would like to outlaw abortions.
But they say requiring parental consent is NOT the next step in Virginia.
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((ANNE KINCAID/GOVERNOR'S SPOKESWOMAN: I DON'T THINK SO. I THINK WE'RE VERY HAPPY TO SEE THE RESULTS IN OTHER STATES. THERE ARE OVER 30 STATES THAT HAVE PUT FORTH SIMILAR LEGISLATION TO THIS. THEY'VE HAD GOOD RESULTS OF SEEING THE FAMILIES MORE INTACT. AND REALLY EXCELLENT CONSEQUENCES FROM THIS LEGISLATION.))
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((THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE IS EXCITED. SO EXCITED IN FACT THAT AS SOON AS THE VOTE WENT DOWN IN THE SENATE, A STAFF MEMBER ACCIDENTALLY HIT THE PANIC BUTTON, SUMMONING A HORDE OF CAPITOL POLICE TO THE THIRD FLOOR. NO INTRUDER. JUST A BIG LEGISLATIVE VICTORY. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND. ))
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Also last night --
More than three hundred Roanokers turned out for a look at the city's rental inspection program.

Housing


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While the proposal is raising some objections, it played to generally FAVORABLE reviews.
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Landlords, tenants and neighborhood leaders took part in the discussions.
The city is moving forward with a program that will require inspections of rental property before new tenants are allowed to move in.
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((DAN POLLOCK/ROANOKE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT: I THINK THERE IS A REAL GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW TO WORK TOGETHER TO COME UP WITH AN INITIATIVE THAT IS GOING TO BE BENEFICIAL TO THEM ALL.))
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City officials say they will consider the suggestions they heard last night and revise the proposal IF necessary.
The city will hold ANOTHER community workshop in early April.

PRIMARIES


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It's a New York LANDSLIDE for Senator Bob Dole in the Republican presidential primary.
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After a recount, Dole has picked up ALL 93 delegates, leaving his remaining opponents in the dust, heading into next week's SUPER Tuesday contests.
Dole is calling on Republicans to start the fight for the White House and concentrate on beating President Clinton.
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Forbes and Buchanan show no signs of taking Dole's advice.
Forbes says he'll work for super Tuesday votes and
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Buchanan continues to pound away at Dole's record, accusing him of waffling on the issues.
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BUDGET


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In Washington -- the House passes a resolution to fund the government for the rest of the year.
Yesterday's vote would prevent a potential shutdown next week.
But the resolution came billions of dollars short of what President Clinton wanted to spend on domestic programs.
Democrats threatened a veto.
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clinton


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In other news from Washington, the President may be headed to the Middle East next week for an anti-terrorism summit.
The international conference would try to shore up the peace process damaged by the recent wave of suicide bombings in Israel.
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1-Sports


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Turning now to sports --
It's a big weekend for college hoop action.
Mike Stevens has the details in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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Murder


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It did NOT take Halifax County authorities long to arrest a suspect in Wednesday night's fatal shooting, near Turbeville (TURB-UH-VUL).
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33- year old Anthony Meadows was shot and killed at a trailer home on Route 809.
Sheriff's Deputies arrested 26- year old Barry Dwight Thomas, Junior.
He's free on 25-thousand dollars bond.
They believe the shooting was the result of a domestic dispute.
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POLICE-BRUTALITY


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A dash-mounted VIDEO camera recorded the evidence that cost a South Carolina state trooper his JOB.
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As the videotape camera in his car captured the scene, the trooper stopped an UNarmed woman for speeding, shoved her face down onto the pavement, cursed her and threatened to cut her clothes off.
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Officer W-H Beckwith was fired a month- and- a- half after the January 8th incident.
State officials only released the tape yesterday.
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Student-Bomb


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Two Floyd County High School students may face felony charges after setting off a bomb in one of the school's restrooms.
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The 14 and 15 year old students were suspended for 10 days following Tuesday's blast inside a boys locker room toilet.
Principal Norman Blanchard is downplaying the incident.
He characterized it as a typical prank, and said the device amounted to little more than a firecracker.
But the blast was enough to send debris flying, and Floyd County Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams expects to charge the students with manufacturing an explosive device.
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((GINO WILLIAMS/FLOYD CO. PROSECUTOR: AND IT'S NOT JUST DAMAGE TO THE PROPERTY, BUT IT'S ALSO THE FACT THAT YOU'RE PUTTING A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE AT RISK. ANYBODY COULD'VE WALKED INTO THE AREA AND BEEN STRUCK BY FLYING DEBRIS, THINGS LIKE THAT, SO FROM THAT STANDPOINT IT'S VERY SERIOUS. ))
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The school superintendent can recommend that the school board extend the students' suspension, or even to expel them.

Salvation-Ax


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A Roanoke Salvation Army Shop got a deal it wasn't bargaining for yesterday.
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Susan Swanson drove her 19-68 Ford Galaxy through a large glass window at the Williamson Road Thrift Store.
The store manager said the shop will not close but joked that business would pick up now that it had a drive through.
No one was hurt and police are still considering charges.
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2-scores


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The Virginia Tech Hokies are nursing their wounds after losing to Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ten quarterfinals last night.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-Rhode Island/=77/Va. Tech/=71;



SUPER=96-Charlotte/119/Dallas/105//Atlanta/=83/Cleveland/=72;
SUPER=96-Chicago/102/Detroit/=81//Denver/103/Phoenix/=92;
SUPER=96-Golden State/=95/Houston/=86//LA Lakers/102/Sacramento/=89;



SUPER=103-Pittsburgh/==5/Ottawa/==1//Tampa Bay/==5/NY Rangers/==2;
SUPER=103-Boston/==4/NY Islanders/==3//Calgary/==4/St. Louis/==2;
SUPER=103-Winnipeg/==5/Florida/==3;



Two-Larry


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2headlines


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
Several soldiers are dead following a helicopter crash in south-central Kentucky.
Army officials say the chopper was on a routine training mission.
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VO-NAT
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A major victory for Bob Dole.
Dole captured all 93 delegates from the New York G-O-P primary.
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Nearly a week after a train derailment in Wisconsin, area residents are still out of their homes.
Some railroad officials say the cars, full of propane gas, could burn for another three weeks.
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And the Virginia Tech Hokies lose to Rhode Island in the Atlantic Ten quarterfinals.
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And that's what's making news on this Friday, March 8th.
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DON'T go away the news continues.

Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
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While most of the precipitation was out of the area before the very cold temperatures arrived yesterday, some areas still got a good bit of snow overnight.
This morning, a number of schools are closed or delayed.
(mel reads schoolwatch)


campaign-96


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Senator Bob Dole makes it a clean sweep in New York's Republican presidential primary.
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After a recount, Dole picked up all 93 delegates, leaving his remaining opponents in the dust heading into next week's super Tuesday contests.
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Dole is calling on Republicans to start the fight for the White House and concentrate on beating President Clinton.
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Forbes and Buchanan show no signs of taking Dole's advice.
Forbes says he'll work for super Tuesday votes and
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/Last Night;


Buchanan continues to pound away at Dole's record, accusing him of waffling on the issues.
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Helicopter-Crash


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The Army says five soldiers are dead following a helicopter crash last night in south-central Kentucky.
The military says the M-H-47 helicopter was on a routine mission when it crashed outside Olmstead.
Military officials arrived at the crash scene early this morning and are investigating the crash.

PLANE-CRASH


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Meantime, only ONE person was injured when a single engine plane CRASHED into a house last night in Philadelphia.
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The plane was bound for New Jersey when the pilot radioed the Philadelphia Airport requesting an emergency landing.
The pilot was cleared to land but did not make it and clipped a house, sending the plane crashing into a parked car and then into the home.
The pilot was the only one on board and is now hospitalized in stable condition.
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train-derailment


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Exasperated residents of Weyauwega (why-uh-WEE'-guh), Wisconsin, are still waiting to go home several days AFTER a train derailment.
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The freight train derailed Monday, and forced the evacuation of the town's 17-hundred residents.
Six of 14 cars are still burning.
Four are believed to have burned out and four are full of propane, but are not burning.
Yesterday officials tried to downplay a railroad expert's opinion that the gas tankers could burn as long as three weeks.
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After the fires are out, a 24-hour waiting period will be required before assessment teams can enter the area to check for hazardous vapors.
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Another train that derailed in Roanoke a couple of years ago will be back on track...

Zoo-choo


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The Mill Mountain Zoo-Choo will be back in operation starting in mid- April, once volunteers repair the tracks.
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The train derailed in 19-94, and was taken out of operation.
The Mill Mountain Zoo will share the proceeds from the Zoo Choo with the owner of the train, The Roanoke Jaycees.
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3-Sports


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Virginia Tech's A-C-C hopes were derailed last night when the Hokies lost to Rhode Island.
Mike Stevens has the lowlights in sports.
Good morning Mike.
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Three-Larry


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Schoolwatch


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=bmy
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While most of the precipitation was out of the area before the very cold temperatures arrived yesterday, some areas still got a good bit of snow overnight.
This morning, a number of schools are closed or delayed.
(mel reads schoolwatch)


4-scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=cro
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=tech hoops


Turning now to sports --
Virginia Tech got snowed last night --
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Rhode Island beat the 15th-ranked Hokies in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Ten tournament.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-Rhode Island/=77/Va. Tech/=71//UCLA/=91/Washington/=88;
SUPER=97-Mass./=69/St. Bonaventure/=56//Connecticut/=79/Seton Hall/=58;
SUPER=97-Georgetown/=92/Miami/=62//Texas Tech/=85/Texas A&M/=57;
SUPER=97-Cincinnati/=62/St. Louis/=59//Villanova/=78/Providence/=68;
SUPER=97-Utah/=76/Hawaii/=63//Stanford/=85/Arizona/=79;

SUPER=97-Marquette/=65/S. Florida/=56//Louisville/=98/Tulane/=79; SUPER=97-Syracuse/=69/Boston College/=61//Memphis/=92/DePaul/=69;