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VO-NAT sound under, please


An emotional fracas inside a Roanoke Circuit Courtroom this evening, as a judge finds the defendant guilty of murder.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a Southside dog fight... we'll see and hear some of the gruesome evidence.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Tonight in sports, Steve Mason joins us LIVE from the roundhouse with a pregame report on tonight's game with Johnstown.
The Avalanche is ready to say so long to winter.
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VO-NAT eng#


And the Virginia Tech Hokies check out of Roanoke Regional Airport this afternoon, and right now they are en route to Dallas, Texas the site of the Midwest regionals.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


From record cold to temperatures about 10 degrees above normal. Big swing in those readings and plenty of sun to go along with the big picture.

Crump


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Michael Crump


A dramatic end to a murder trial in Roanoke today... as Michael Crump was convicted of first- degree murder.
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((I FIND BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT THERE'S BEEN A WILFUL, DELIBERATE, PRE-MEDICATED KILLING HERE WITH MALICIOUS INTENT TO KILL. AND ACCORDINGLY I FIND YOU GUILTY OF FIRST-DEGREE MURDER. SCREAMING ))
SUPER=02-Judge Pat Dougherty
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****Keith on ENG****
Members of the Crump family were so surprised by the guilty verdict they couldn't contain themselves... and wound having to BE contained by sheriff's deputies.
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((AND I FIND YOU GUILTY OF THE UNLAWFUL AND FELONIOUS USE OF A FIREARM IN THE COMMISSION OF MURDER.))
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The defendant was restrained as well even before the judge ordered the bailiff to "take charge of the prisoner.
Crump had denied any involvement in the crime, insisted he didn't even know the victim, Eric Jones.
But an eyewitness testified she spotted him the next day just two blocks from the house where the shooting occurred on Signal Hill Avenue.
Tina Trout said he was still wearing the same clothes as the gunman had worn the night before.
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Sowers


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Riner man will spend 43 years behind bars for killing his girlfriend.
Wesley Ray Sowers actually received a sentence of nearly 60 years... but some of the prison time was suspended.
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The 42- year- old pled "no contest" to killing Alreda (all-REED-ah) Goad last year in Floyd County.
Goad's body was discovered last April on a neighbor's porch-- she had been shot to death.
Authorities say the murder stemmed from a domestic dispute.
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Magee


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=JMC
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke attorney has been found guilty of violating federal bankruptcy laws.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


A. Carter Magee, Junior, pled guilty to a contempt charge filed by the U-S Attorney's office.
The complaint said a bankruptcy petition that Magee filed listed a deflated value for some wedding and engagement rings.
The government said Magee should have known that the rings were worth a lot more.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Magee was fined 10- thousand dollars.
He COULD have been charged with bankruptcy fraud, and, if convicted, sentenced to five years in prison.
Magee is a former chairman of the Roanoke Republican committee.

Diversified


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Layoffs


More bad news for the area's apparel industry, this time in Pulaski.
135 people will be out of work when Diversified Apparel Resources shuts down in May.
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Diversified is among the subsidiaries South Carolina- based Her Majesty Industries has purchased from Sparkle Sportswear.
Workers were told of the closing yesterday.
County administrator Joe Morgan says Diversified is the third company to occupy the building, and economic developers will work to fill it again.
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((JOE MORGAN/PULASKI CO. ADMINISTRATOR: IN THE PAST THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAS WORKED WITH THE BUILDING. SO I THINK IT'S SOMETHING WE'RE FAMILIAR WITH, IT'S A GOOD RESOURCE, DON'T WANT IT TO BE EMPTY AND HOPE IT WON'T STAY EMPTY LONG. ))
SUPER=01-Joe Morgan/Pulaski Co. Administrator;
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The good news is Diversified employees MAY find work at two other apparel-makers in Pulaski County.
Dublin Garment is hiring 30 to 40 sewing machine operators.
And sock- maker Renfro is building an addition with plans to hire up to 400.
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Talent=Keith
SS=None


Diversified's Buchanan County plant will remain open.

Frito-Lay


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Frito Lay


Sources tell News-7 that Lynchburg is trying to persuade Frito Lay to build a plant there.
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The world's largest snack food maker boasts a product line including Fritos, Doritos, and Rold Gold Pretzels.
No one with Frito Lay or the city would comment on a possible deal.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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But Lynchburg's economic development director DID talk about how the city will get two-million-dollars of state funds to attract a major employer.
Lee Cobb says Lynchburg is working with several clients on the Pugh Property, its new 300-acre industrial park.
He says it's very gratifying that the state is helping Lynchburg compete.

Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--a story that might anger many pet owners.
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Man's best friend, abused and mistreated. Authorities in Halifax County say it's a disturbing trend--dog fights in southside Virginia.
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((SHERIFF JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:5000 TO 100, JUST UNBELIEVABLE AMOUNTS OF MONEY THAT ARE WAGERED ON THESE FIGHTS. ))
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Sheriff's deputies believed they've made a dent in one dog fighting ring, arresting two men on animal cruelty charges.
Talent=Keith


We'll have the story, including home video of a dog fight.
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Mize


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=None


A Campbell County teenager accused of murdering his neighbor has been found incompetent to stand trial.
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SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


16-year-old Lewis "Trey" Mize is charged with shooting to death Roger Vassar Junior in January.
But doctors say Mize suffers from schizophrenia, paranoia and has been hearing voices.
Also, his jaw remains wired shut from a self- inflicted gunshot wound, making it difficult to communicate with his attorney.
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A juvenile court judge today ordered Mize returned to Central State Hospital, where he'll undergo further psychiatric treatment.
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Blevins


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=LaDonna Blevins


Diann Stump says she was worried about the safety of her grandchildren, and said so.
Soon after, her two year- old grandson Joshua Blevins was dead.
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Yesterday a Carroll County judge convicted Joshua's mother, LaDonna Blevins of felony child neglect for not checking on her son for 24 hours.
Josh died of skull fractures after Blevins' live-in boyfriend Steven "Bones" Cole, who was babysitting, admittedly shoved him.
Blevins' mother says it happened just after Josh's seven month- old sister spent two weeks in the hospital.
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((DIANN STUMP/BLEVINS' MOTHER: YOU COULDN'T TOUCH HER LEGS. I MEAN SHE'D JUST SCREAM WHEN YOU'D TOUCH HER LEGS. I NOTED TO THE DOCTOR THAT I SUSPECTED SOMETHING WAS GOING ON AND I WANTED TO KNOW WHAT I HAD TO DO. SOCIAL SERVICES WAS CALLED IN BUT THEY WOULDN'T HELP ME. ))
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Stump says doctors treated the girl for an infection, but later found fractures in both her legs.
She says social services found no evidence of abuse.
Blevins' testified Cole had previously cared for her children with no problems.
Cole is expected to stand trial for murder this summer.
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Halifax-Dogs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=None


Halifax County authorities have new insight into a "sport" that pits dog against dog.
Authorities recently arrested two New York men after a badly beaten dog was found in their vehicle.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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((Deputy Lloyd Cobb was the officer who discovered this injured pit bull, February 29th.
The dog was heard moaning from the back of a pick up parked outside a local country store.
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((DEPUTY LLOYD COBB/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:IT WAS QUITE A BIT OF BLOOD ON THE BOTTOM OF THE CAGE AND ON THE SIDE OF THE CAGE AND HE WAS BLEEDING. ))
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Alan Samuels and Anthony Martinez were charged with animal cruelty.
Three other dogs were also in the vehicle, as well as evidence that's rarely, if ever, seen.
Two videotapes-- where one can hear participants-- wagering thousands of dollars on dog fighting. take nat sound
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Authorities also found drugs, IV fluid and a suture stapler.
They also discovered a robe apparently worn by the owner of a winning dog.
A date book, with addresses spanning up and down the East Coast, was also recovered.
Authorities believe it contains names of contacts related to dog fighting.
Sheriff Jeff Oakes says, if convicted, the New York pair will spend little, if any, time in jail.
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((SHERIFF JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: IT'S LUDICROUS TO ME THAT YOU'VE GOT PEOPLE KILLING DOGS, MAIMING DOGS AND DISFIGURING THEM AND WERE IT A HUMAN BEING THEY'D BE IN A PENITENTIARY. ))
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To help get his message across, Oakes plans to make copies of the videotapes for local lawmakers.
Officials haven't decided what will become of the injured dogs. end su
The dogs are calm around people. But officers say because of their mistreatment they still show a different side when face to face with another animal. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Welfare


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


Governor George Allen says he's looking at ways to turn the state's troubled welfare computer system and child support enforcement computer system over to a private vendor.
But the General Assembly says no way.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Tucked away in the new two- year budget is an item that says the state won't pay the bill if the Administration pushes ahead before a state police probe into the welfare computers is resolved.
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((DEL. JAY DEBOER/D-PETERSBURG: I DON'T NEED TO SEE THE MAN ON THE GRASSY KNOLL OR KNOW THE IDENTITY OF THE ONE-ARMED MAN TO KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG GOING ON WITH THE COMPUTER SERVICES AT DSS. THE LEGISLATURE HAS SAID NOW FIVE TIMES, STOP. WE WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON BEFORE YOU CHANGE IT. AND THIS IS THE LAST STRAW.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IF WE CAN GET CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT ...FOR THOSE FAMILIES.))
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The showdown over the computer systems comes as the new Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary officially takes over the reins.
Robert Metcalf inherited the computer mess from former Secretary Kay James.
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Jim-Miller


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Jim Miller


With the Virginia General Assembly's final gavel yesterday, those campaigning for the U.S. Senate have kicked into high gear.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Republican candidate Jim Miller today trotted out endorsements from conservatives in the so- called "family movement."'
On the abortion issue, Miller was asked what he would do if his own daughter was raped and became pregnant.
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((JIM MILLER/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: I WOULD ENCOURAGE HER IN EVERY WAY I COULD CONCEIVABLY COULD TO CARRY THAT CHILD TO TERM.))
SUPER=01-Jim Miller/(R) U.S. Senate Candidate;
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Miller's showing off his conservative credentials on the way to a June GOP primary against incumbent Senator John Warner.
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Stocks


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


Another rollercoaster ride for Wall Street today. At one point the Dow was down more than 90 points--but rebounded to finish the day with a gain of three points.
NASDAQ was down seven and a half points.
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Old-Movie


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=None


The folks of Blue Grass are celebrating the 75th anniversary of an event that put their town in the spotlight.
In 19-21, a silent film was made in the area--by a director from Christiansburg.
As Ron Jones reports some people still remember when director Henry King brought a little Hollywood to Highland County.
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(( Henry King, a Christiansburg native, was a pioneering movie director in Hollywood during the 1920's.
One of his coveted treasures was "Tol'able David"... a silent film shot in Highland County.
It's the story of David Kinemon, played by Richard Barthelmess, who took on three bad guys after they terrorized his family.
Some of it was shot on the Rexrode family farm.
However, there have been a few changes since the film... a lot of the buildings are gone. STAND UP
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((IN THE MOVIE THIS WAS CONSIDERED HOME FOR DAVID KENEMON AND HIS FAMILY. BUT NOW IT'S ONLY HOME FOR HAY.))
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Marie Rexrode and her husband live on the farm now.
She was three when the movie was shot but remembers the thrill of seeing it later.
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((MARIE REXRODE/HIGHTOWN RESIDENT: OH WELL, IT WAS A THRILL FOR US BECAUSE WE DIDN'T KNOW ANY DIFFERENT. WHEN YOU WENT THEY SHOWED THE PICTURE AND YOU HAD TO READ WHAT THEY WERE SAYING.))
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Willie Simmons, now ninety-two, was a teenager and an extra at the time.
She says the cast and crew weren't the Hollywood type.
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((WILLIE SIMMONS/BLUE GRASS RESIDENT: THOSE PEOPLE THAT CAME HERE, THE ACTORS AND ALL, THEY WERE NICE PEOPLE. THEY WERE VERY, VERY NICE. IT WAS NICE FOR EVERYBODY, AND THEY WERE NICE TO EVERYONE.))
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Simmons also says extras were paid well.
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((IT MEANT A LOT TO THEM BECAUSE THEY MADE SOME MONEY. THEY MADE SOME MONEY. THEY GOT A DOLLAR EVERY TIME THEY HAD A STAND IN SEE.))
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Director Henry King said Highland County was the perfect setting because of its split rail fences and natural beauty.
It's the only set he never changed.
So...next time you think of Hollywood...remember Highland County.
Ron Jones, News Seven.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Tech takes off for Dallas, Turk says so long to Southern Miss.
The Avalanche is gearing up its first full season at Salem Memorial field.
And Steve Mason is on the ice at the Round House.
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke; :00

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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


The Virginia Tech Hokies should be arriving in Dallas before the top of the hour to continue their preparations for Thursday afternoon's NCAA opener against Wisconsin-Green Bay.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00


This afternoon the team bused to Roanoke and then climbed aboard a chartered jet to take them to Reunion Arena.
Injured starters Damon Watlington and Shawn Smith are expected to play, but it looks like Smitty's shoulder will not be at full strength.
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((SHAWN SMITH/VA. TECH FORWARD:))
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The Hokies practice for an hour tomorrow afternoon from 2-to-3 at Reunion arena.

S-Turk


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-3
GRAPHIC=MK TURK


M.K. Turk, one of the top coaches in the old Metro conference and a long time foe of Virginia Tech is stepping down after 30 years as the head basketball coach at Southern Miss.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00


Turk's teams in Hattiesburg won 300 games over those 20 years.
They also made nine postseason appearances and won the 1987 NIT.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold turk


The 53 year old coach says he plans to now spend his time working for long distance phone service provider, EXCEL Communications.

S-Live


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-4
GRAPHIC=Express/Johnstown


The Roanoke Express is 34-26 and 4 heading into tonight's game against non divisional foe Johnstown.
The Chiefs beat Roanoke 7-2 in their only meeting of the season.
Double Boxes=Mike and Steve/Microwave


Steve Mason joins us from the Round House with some pre game notes. Steve?
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Steve1; :
SUPER=05-Roanoke; :


Mike, The Chiefs might have beaten Roanoke the last time, but they are running into an Express team that is in high gear. Roanoke has scored 12 goals in it's last two games. Express players also know that a win tonight puts them in 4th place in the east Division; A 4th place finish at the end of the season means the Express stays away from Richmond in the first round of the playoffs. Lots of motivation there.
However, the Express will play without Captain Dave Stewart tonight; Stewy still out with a bad wrist.
Also, the ECHL has suspended Jason Clarke for three games for excessive game misconducts; that ruling coming down today.
Joining me to talk about the Express is another gentleman that will be here tonight, but not next season; the voice of the Express; Tim Woodburn.
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Tim, what are you doing next season?
Tim, you know the Express as well as anybody. the team has scored 12 goals in it's last two games. What do you attribute the explosion to? B-ROLL OVER HIS 2nd ANSWER!! B-ROLL RUNS :45
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Saturday; :00
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Mike there are only 6 games left in this 70 game season. After tonight; the remaining games are all divisional contests.
Double Boxes=Mike and Steve/Microwave

Also, a win tonight and Roanoke sets the franchise record for most home wins in a season. Game time is 7pm. Highlights at 11, Mike.

S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


March Madness, and record low temperatures don't exactly conjure up thoughts of baseball in Salem.
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SUPER=03-Salem/This Afternoon; :00


But the folks in Southwest Virginia's sports Mecca are busy these days sprucing up Salem Memorial Field.
Opening night is less than month away on April 8th, and this Saturday are fans will have a chance to get a close look at the park.
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