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Up next on News 7 at Five-
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The slate of Presidential candidates gets even slimmer.
We'll have the latest.
These Roanoke homes are coming down and new ones will go up.
Plus a classic Children's tale comes to life in Roanoke.
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Wx-Heads
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Lots coming up weatherwise. Showers then cooler weather, then sunshine to start the weekend.

Medical-heads


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On Health Check, a watchdog group worries the chicken America's eating may not be safe.
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Plus, one children's advocacy group has found that when it comes to physical fitness, kids in the Roanoke Valley may not be doing as well as others in the state.
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((STEVE FORBES/R- FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I AM HERE TODAY TO ANNOUNCE THAT I AM ENDING MY CAMPAIGN FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINATION FOR PRESIDENT.))
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As expected, Steve Forbes gives up his bid for the GOP nomination.
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5-Forbes


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Good Evening this is NEWS-7 at Five, I'm Jean Jadhon.
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The publisher announced his withdrawal at one this afternoon-
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Forbes says the 30 million dollars he spent on the campaign will make a difference in America.
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((STEVE FORBES/R- FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: 25 WEEKS AGO WHEN I CAME TO THIS CITY TO ANNOUNCE MY CANDIDACY FEW IN THE PRESS OR THE MEDIA OR IN THE POLITICAL WORLD TOOK OUR EFFORT VERY SERIOUSLY. BUT THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO TOOK THE RISK TO HELP US OUT, WE HAVE AN ENORMOUS AND POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO THE FUTURE OF OUR COUNTRY. APPLAUSE.))
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Forbes also says now that he's out, he'll back Senator Bob Dole.
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5-Dole


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wipe wipe wipe
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Dole got yet another endorsement today- The backing of the Republican Governor's association.
The organization represents 31 Republican governors across the nation.
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5-Mafia


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A major mob arrest in Detroit.
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The FBI's indicted nearly the entire leadership of the family accused of running organized crime in the Motor city.
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((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: NINE OF THE 17 DEFEDANTS ARE ACCUSED OVER A THIRTY YEAR PERIOD OF NUMEROUS ACTS OF VIOLENCE, EXTORTION AND RACKETEERING. THE CONDUCT INCLUDES INFILTRATION OF SEVERAL LAS VEGAS CASINOS, PLOTTING MURDERS AND BEATINGS, AND CORRUPTING OFFICIALS.))
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Among those arrested, 69 year old Jack Tocco- described as one of the most powerful mob bosses in the nation.
He was taken into custody at his home in Boca Raton, Florida.

5-Israel


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President Clinton pledged to give Israel 100 million dollars to combat terrorism.
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The President told the nation terrorism fuels fear-
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((FEAR THAT THE BUS IS NOT SAFE, THAT A SHOPPING CENTER MIGHT BE A TARGET. THAT THERE IS NO HAVEN FROM DANGER, THAT FRIENDS OR A FAMILY MAY BE TAKEN IN AN INSTANT.))
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The President said fear must be conquered and security restored.
He wrapped up a two day trip to the Middle East and is on his way back to Washington.
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5-Habitat


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Eleven years after Madelyn Tate froze to death in her Roanoke home, the building where she died is coming down.
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Habitat for Humanity is planning to build new houses on the property, and tonight Joe Dashiell has more on that project
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Jean, the home where Madelyn Tate died and the others on this property, haven't been occupied for years.
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They've served as a scrapyard for Ren Herd's construction business.
Now he's sold the property to Habitat... for a development the group hopes to begin later this year.
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((Heard and his employees were removing construction materials from the property off tenth street, while the heavy equipment was poised to clear the site.
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((REN HEARD: WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE HABITAT BRING IN ALL OF THESE NEW HOMEOWNERS. IT WILL PROVIDE A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR THE FUTURE.))
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Now appealing a conviction for statutory rape... Heard says he is pleased to see progress on the project. What had become an eyesore along tenth street, will now become a neighborhood again.
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((DAVID CAMPER/HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: WE PLAN FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THIS YEAR, GETTING ANOTHER GRANT FROM THE CITY AND TRYING TO BUY THE REST OF THE BLOCK WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THREE HOUSES. AND WHAT WE'LL DO THEN IS PUT A CUL-DE-SAC ON HALF OF THE BLOCK AND ABOUT FIVE OR SIX HOUSES ON NORFOLK AVENUE.))
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Habitat for Humanity hopes to acquire another parcel that would allow four or five additional homes facing Perry Park.
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And Jean, Habitat is looking for sponsors and construction supervisors to help them build these new homes.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


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Still to come on NEWS-7 at Five, fire officials believe they know what caused the blaze that killed two men in Lynchburg's historic district-- plus..
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Dorothy, Toto and the whole gang follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Star City.
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On Health Check-- psychiatric services go high tech in the New River Valley.
We'll explain how patients will be consulting with their doctors via two-way interactive video. 2-SHOT
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The famed duo from Sesame Street, is now safe and sound.
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We'll tell you what happened to Ernie and Bert, later on NEWS-7 at Five. cc sponsor

5-L'burg-Fire


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Lynchburg fire marshals say a wood stove is apparently to blame for a blaze that killed two elderly men earlier this week.
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83 year old Sam Williams and 72 year old Calvin Floyd died of smoke inhalation when Williams' "F" Street home caught fire Monday.
Authorities say the fire started near the wood stove in Williams' bedroom.
A neighbor told investigators he saw Williams use gasoline to start the stove last week.
Fire marshals aren't sure if that's what sparked Monday's blaze.
They say smoke detectors might have saved both men.
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5-Danville-Fire


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Fire officials determined the cause of an early morning house fire in Danville.
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The roof had already caved in when fire fighters pulled up to a house in the 700-block of Arnette Boulevard around four this morning.
The home was being remodeled.
Painters apparently placed drop-cloths over the floor and a furnace grate yesterday while working inside.
Officials say when the temperature dropped overnight, the heat turned on and apparently ignited the cloth.
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((DAVID LAMPLEY/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF:WE CHECKED WITH THE NEIGHBORS AND THEY WAS TELLING US THAT THE HOUSE WAS VACANT, THAT SOME PEOPLE WAS WORKING ON IT, BUT NO ONE WAS LIVING IN IT, SO THAT RELIEVED US A LITTLE THERE, AND AFTER THAT WE JUST TRIED TO KEEP WATER ON IT AND KEEP THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR FROM CATCHING ON FIRE. ))
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Lampley believes the house had been burning for about an hour before the fire department got the call.
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5-Lawler


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Carroll County has hired former Henry County administrator Bob Lawler as a temporary full-time consultant.
The new board of supervisors in Henry County recently fired Lawler, citing philosophical differences.
He started today in Carroll County, where he'll assist ACTING county administrator Jimmy Alderman with ongoing projects.
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Last week Carroll County fired administrator Billy Mitchell.
Mitchell is the target of a state police investigation into possible missing funds.

5-Wizard-OZ


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The Yellow Brick Road ends at Roanoke Catholic's Upper School.
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((SINGING))
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The Drama and Speech class presented the Wizard of Oz-- to more than 400 pre-schoolers in two days.
The cast and crew worked six weeks to perfect their own rendition of Dorothy and Toto's travels and the characters they meet.
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((JENNY RACE/"WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST"; I KNEW EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO BE. I WANTED TO BE THE WITCH. I GUESS IT TOOK ME A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO GET DOWN MY LAUGH AND EVERYTHING, AND I STILL DON'T HAVE IT PERFECT YET. I HOPE ON OPENING NIGHT, I LAUGH AS WELL AS I LAUGHED A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. ))
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The pre-schoolers were mesmerized as they watched the wonderful tale of how the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Lion all get their wishes from the Wizard of Oz.
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((JOY TAYLOR/DIRECTOR, BLUE RIDGE MONTESSORI SCHOOL; WELL, THIS IS OUR FIRST PLAY ALL TOGETHER AS A GROUP. SOME OF THEM HAVE COME TO PLAYS BEFORE, BUT SOME OF THEM ARE BRAND NEW AND IT'S A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR THEM.))
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The students will present The Wizard of Oz to the public Friday and Saturday night at eight o'clock in the Ryan Auditorium.
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Many people marvel at the musicians in the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra
And one area music school TEACHES how to make beautiful music.
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stocks bump next

5-MUSIC


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Area music students are getting a top notch education in both music and Latin, at least if they attend one area music school. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
"Te Deum" (tuh DAY-uhm) offers instruction in a variety of instruments, as Patrick Evans reports.
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN

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Ahead in the newscast-- March madness is just that, and Mike has highlights in tonight's ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check--
The country's most powerful
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nutritional watchdog says the poultry industry is playing chicken with consumers' lives.
We'll hear both sides of this debate.
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5-Chicken


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The Center for Science in the Public Interest is charging that the U-S-D-A has backed down on its plan to test for dangerous bacteria in poultry.
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((CAROLINE SMITH DEWAAL/CSPI: CONGRESS AND THE POULTRY INDUSTRY ARE PLAYING CHICKEN WITH CONSUMERS LIVES. BY USING THEIR INFLUENCE TO WEAKEN VITAL SAFETY REGULATIONS.))
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The C-S-P-I is also faulting the USDA policy of allowing poultry processors to wash away visible signs of fecal contamination-- instead of destroying the chicken.
The charges have infuriated the poultry industry.
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((KENNETH MAY/ NATIONAL BROILER COUNCIL: I THINK IT'S ALARMIST AND INACCURATE IN MANY, MANY WAYS. ))
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And the U-S-D-A insists it still plans to test for salmonella.
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((DAN GLICKMAN/USDA: THEY HAVEN'T SEEN THE RULE YET. IT'S RATHER DISINGENUOUS AND SLIGHTLY IRRESPONSIBLE FOR THEM TO CLAIM ANYTHING.))
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Still, some consumer advocates just hope the government doesn't fall back on the "Just Cook It" strategy-- a motto which has failed to prevent millions of infections each year.
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5-AIDS-Drug


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The third in a powerful new class of AIDS drugs now has F-D-A approval.
The agency cleared Merck's Indinavir in a record 42 days.
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Indinavir is in the class of protease inhibitors, which block an enzyme crucial to the virus's life cycle.
Studies show indinavir wiped most of the AIDS virus out of the blood cells of at least 40 percent of patients treated.
Nobody yet knows if these patients will live longer.
But, some studies have shown that the less H-I-V in the bloodstream the better the prognosis.
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5-Genetic


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Scientists have completed the first phase of the huge project to catalog the human genes.
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Scientists with the Human Genome Research project say the information has already yielded promising leads on where to find genes affecting such disorders as juvenile-onset diabetes, schizophrenia and learning disabilities.
The ultimate goal is to identify all of the estimated 100-thousand human genes and find the details of their makeup by the year 2005.
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The comprehensive maps of mouse and human D-N-A are being published in the latest issue of the journal "Nature."

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The New River Valley Community Services Board is going high-tech to improve access to psychiatric services.
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The APPAL-LINK project allows a patient to consult with a doctor via two- way interactive video.
The link will essentially provide an outpatient clinic of the Southwest Virginia Mental Health Institute.
Patients will be able to continue treatment with the same doctor even after they're released from the hospital.
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((HARVEY BARKER/NRV COMMUNITY SERVICES BOARD: THEY GET INVOLVED WITH TREATMENT DOWN THERE IN WORKING WITH A SPECIFIC PHYSICIAN AND THAT WAY WHEN THEY COME BACK TO THE COMMUNITY THEY CAN MAINTAIN THE CONTACT WITH THAT PHYSICIAN INSTEAD OF SWITCHING. ))
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The doctor will even be able to zoom in on the patient's face, to look for side- effects of medication.
The link also allows for increased participation of the patient's family.
Community service boards in Tazewell and Dickenson counties are included in the project, which is the first of its kind in Virginia.
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5-VA-Kids


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A new organization wants to spread the word on children's health issues.
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"Kids Count" in Virginia doesn't produce data... it simply compiles it from other organizations.
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((SUSAN GHOLSTON/KIDS COUNT: IN SOME AREAS WE'RE DOING VERY WELL AND IN OTHER AREAS WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO.))
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One statistic shows that middle school students in the Roanoke Valley may not be as physically fit as compared to others in the Commonwealth. pre-pro
Across Virginia, 29- percent of all middle school students pass all four spring physical fitness tests.
But in the Roanoke Valley, only Botetourt County matches that figure.
All of the other school systems fall short.
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Officials hope to present all of the data during the next legislative section. 2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


THis is the time of year of hoops fanatics dream about....as the N-C-Double-A tournament tipped off this afternoon.
ANCHOR=Connie


Mike Stevens has been tracking all the games and has the latest in tonight's Two Minute Ticker.

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Good afternoon everybody and welcome to the official beginning on March Madness.
If you been tuned to your hometown station this afternoon, you know that Duke is already out, and Virginia Tech has earned the right to battle Kentucky on Saturday.
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The Hokies got off to a less than spectacular start as high flying Shawn Good misses a dunk!!!!
But Shawn would more than make up for the rim bender as he shot the Hokies to a 27-to-19 halftime lead with a 13 point first half explosion.
Wisconsin Green Bay's Jeff Nordguard would lead his club back early in the second half as Green Bay makes it a 34-to-32 game.
Tech would explode one more time. Ace Custis with the slam, and the Hokies are on top by a dozen with a six and half minutes to play.
But Good would play great in the second half as well. He hits the three and finishes with a career high 25 points on 8-of 12 shooting.
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And Wisconsin native Jim Jackson slammed one his home state's face to close out the scoring.
The Hokies move on to play Kentucky with the 61-TO-48 win.
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Kentucky overcame a sluggish start to hammer San Jose State in the opening game of the day in Dallas.
Here's a look at that score and the rest of the rest of the games from this afternoon. wipe to chyron
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The NCAA Division three final four tips off tomorrow at the Salem Civic Center!
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Both the crews and the four teams are putting the finishing touches on game day preparations.
Hope College was the first to get a feel for the Salem hard wood. The Flying Dutchman were followed by Franklin & Marshall and then Rowan took the floor. Right now, Illinois Wesleyan is practicing. Steve Mason has followed today's action, Steve, whatcha got for us.
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Thanks Steve, more March madness headed your way at 6. See ya then.

5-kicker


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They were reported stolen in January, but now the famed muppets, Bert and Ernie have been recovered.
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Bert and Ernie were dropped off at a German radio station yesterday--45 days after being abducted from an exhibit.
Today Police proudly showed off the recovered pair.
The muppets from Sesame Street were returned through a middleman.
There is no word on a motive or identity of the thieves.
Bert and Ernie were unharmed and returned to the agency that organized the tour of the 36-original muppets.
The puppets were handmade by the late Muppet creator Jim Henson, and were valued at about 125-thousand dollars.
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If you're tired of just WATCHING t-v, Lynchburg Cablevision may have the network for you.
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Keith Humphry is in our newsroom to tell us more about interactive television.
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Jean, starting Sunday, the "I-1" (I-WON) television network hits the airwaves in the Hill City.
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All you need is your t-v and a touchtone telephone, and you can take part in all kinds of video games from blackjack to trivia contests.
It's being hailed as the first step in the new world of interactive television.
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Lynchburg is the first city in the country to get the "I-1" network.
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We'll tell you more about it in a half hour.
ANCHOR=Jean

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