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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Some serious injuries in a Bedford County house fire. We'll hear from a neighbor who came to the rescue.
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VO-NAT


And a dead- end story about school buses and snow plows that so enraged some Glenvar residents they parked their displeasure in the road.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the NCAA slaps Florida State on the wrist.
Joe Gibbs oldest son is trying his hand at Late Model Stock car racing.
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VO-NAT eng#

And the Roanoke Express is getting ready to rock the roundhouse for the final time this regular season, as they play their home finale before the playoffs.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Winter is going for one last big shot. Snow in southwest Virginia already...winds of 30mph...the cold details coming up.

Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Fire


A Good Samaritan helped rescue a family from their burning home today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The house on Route 43- -eight miles south of Bedford- -caught fire around one o'clock this afternoon.
A neighbor driving down the road spotted the blaze-- and stopped to help rescue the family.
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SOT 5:29:35
IN Q=We reached in there

((ELMO AYERS: WE REACHED IN THERE AND GOT THEM OUT AND THE LADY WAS GOING BACK AFTER HER DAUGHTER-- AND I HAD TO HOLD HER WHILE WE GOT THE OTHERS OUT-- BECAUSE SHE WAS GOING BACK AND SHE WAS BURNT BAD. ))
SUPER=07-Elmo Ayers;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=she was burnt bad
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VO-NAT


Authorities say 42- year- old Richard Cunningham suffered burns and scrapes.
His wife 43- year- old Patricia Cunningham is being transported to the U-V-A Burn Center.
Also injured were their daughter, 24- year- old Annette Nelms and granddaughter, four- year- old Mercedes Mason.
No word yet on how serious their injuries were.
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TALENT=KEITH
SS=Fire


Investigators are still trying to determine the cause-- but believe the fire started from a wood stove.

Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A woman was arrested this morning in Danville for allegedly robbing a bank by threatening employees with a bomb.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/This Morning;


About 900- dollars was taken from the American National Bank on West Main Street at around 9-20.
Police say about 15- minutes later an officer noticed what he thought was the suspect's vehicle parked outside a motel.
Minutes later-- he spotted a woman running into a wooded area.
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SOT
IN Q=This is

((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: THIS IS A VERY DENSE AND HEAVILY WOODED AREA, A LOT OF UNDER GROWTH AND WE TRIED TO SEARCH THROUGH THE AREA, OFFICER PETTY ACTUALLY WENT INTO THE AREA HIMSELF, ABOUT 10-38 THE SUSPECT EMERGED AT THE OLD MAYFIELD AND MAXINE ROAD WHERE SHE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.))
SUPER=@Morris; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=into custody.
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VO-NAT


24- year- old Tina Louise Frye is in the Danville jail.
She's also being looked at as a possible suspect in last night's robbery of a local fast food restaurant.
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Ochoa


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Juan Ochoa


A migrant worker charged with murder in Amherst will remain in jail a little while longer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Amherst/Today


27- year- old Juan Jose Ochoa (oh-KOE-uh) waived his preliminary hearing in General District Court today.
Judge Paul Whitehead refused to set bail for Ochoa, despite assurances from his employer that Ochoa wasn't a flight risk.
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SOT 12:48:14//13:06:17
IN Q=We wouldn't have

((HENRY CHILES/ORCHARD OWNER: WE WOULDN'T HAVE KEPT HIM WORKING FOR US FOR 15, 12 YEARS IF HE HADN'T BEEN GOOD. WE GO THROUGH QUITE A FEW PEOPLE, WE COULDN'T HAVE HAD HIM ON THE PAYROLL THIS LONG.)) ((WILLIAM MUNDY/ASST. PROSECUTOR: THIS IS A SERIOUS CHARGE AND IT'S VERY LIKELY THAT HE'D LEAVE IF HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT. HE'S FACING A LOT OF TIME.))
SUPER=01-Henry Chiles/Orchard Owner; :00
SUPER=01-William Mundy/Asst. Prosecutor; :10
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=a lot of time.
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VO-NAT


Ochoa is charged with killing 22- year- old Jesus (hay-ZOOS) Martinez during an argument in the Town Court Mobile Home Park February 19th.
The murder was the first in the town of Amherst in nine years.
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Bus-Protest


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=None


Residents of one Glenvar neighborhood are angry because they say state and county vehicles use and tear up their road, but the government won't pay for the repairs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


State maintenance ends several hundred yards from the end of Yale Drive. Residents say school buses and snow plows turn around at this dead end destroying yards, driveways, and the road.
This week, residents have taken action to stop the buses from turning around.
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10 10 58 00 -10 11 14 00
SOT
IN Q=We've blocked the

((JOHN HINKLE/RESIDENT: WE'VE BLOCKED THE ROAD TO KEEP FROM TURNING. WE'VE ALSO BLOCKED PRIVATE DRIVEWAYS DOWN BETWEEN THERE AND STATE ROAD MAINTENANCE ENDS. THAT'S ALL WE CAN DO UNTIL WE HEAR FROM THE STATE.))
SUPER=01-John Hinkle/Resident
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=from the state.
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VO-NAT


School transportation officials say for now, they have stopped the buses from going down Yale Drive.
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11 42 22 00 - 11 42 45 00
SOT
IN Q=I've been working

((ROBERT WOOLWINE/ TRANSPORTATION SUPERVISOR: I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE COUNTY AND V-DOT ON THEM TAKING THIS LITTLE SEGMENT OF ROAD OVER. NO ONE HAS COMMITTED TO ME AT THIS POINT. I'M GOING TOMORROW WITH V-DOT TO LOOK AT IT AGAIN AND WHAT TAKES PLACE AFTER THAT I DON'T KNOW. ))
SUPER=01-Robert Woolwine/ Transportation Supervisor;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=I don't know.
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VO-NAT


Woolwine says Yale Drive is in Roanoke County's five- year road improvement plan, but he's not sure when or if the state would actually take over the road's maintenance.
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L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


If you live in Lynchburg and you own a home that's more than 30 years old, you could be coming into some money in the next two years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


That's because the city may start paying residents to take part in the Combined Sewer Overflow program.
Federal law now prohibits dumping overflow sewage into nearby streams.
That means thousands of Lynchburg homes built before 1965, will have to disconnect their raingutter downspouts from the sewer system.
To help offset the costs, the city will pay 150 dollars or more to homeowners who voluntarily do the disconnections over the next two years.
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SOT 14:39:22
IN Q=We want to

((BOB BLAIR/BLAIR ADVERTISING: WE WANT TO DEVELOP THAT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CITY GOVERNMENT AND THE CITIZENS AND TO FOSTER A TRUE VOLUNTEER SPIRIT. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE VOLUNTEERING OUT THERE TO DO THINGS, THAT'S HEALTHY, THAT'S GOOD, WE WANT THEIR INVOLVEMENT.))
SUPER=01-Bob Blair/Blair Advertising; :00
RUNS=:12
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VO-NAT


Council will vote on the proposal next month.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--teaching kids about fire safety. Some firefighters drive the point home in the classroom.
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VO-NAT


Also--an update on Meico, one of Roanoke County's crime fighting canines. How is he adjusting to his new partner? We'll have the story.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Wythe-Supervisors


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=None


The chairman of the Wythe County board of supervisors wants FORMER chairman Mark Munsey to join him in making a public apology.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Charles Dix says Munsey was responsible for a meeting the board held January 15th which was in violation of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
Dix apologized to citizens today, but said the whole board shouldn't take the blame.
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SOT 10:49:14
IN Q=

((QUESTION: YOU DON'T THINK EACH MEMBER BEARS SOME RESPONSIBILITY? CHARLES DIX/WYTHE SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: TO SOME DEGREE, BECAUSE WE WAS ALL IN ATTENDANCE. BUT LIKE I SAY, I THINK MR. MUNSEY NEEDS TO ANSWER A FEW QUESTIONS TOO. ))
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((MARK MUNSEY/WYTHE SUPERVISORS VICE-CHAIRMAN: IT HAS TO DO WITH AN EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE CONFIDENTIALITY AND BECAUSE OF THAT I CANNOT RESPOND AT THE PRESENT TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Dix/Wythe Supervisors Vice-Chairman;
SUPER=01-Mark Munsey/Wythe Supervisors Vice-Chairman;
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OUT Q=the present time.
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VO-NAT


At the meeting the board discussed seeking county administrator Billy Branson's resignation.
Branson is taking the board to court.
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Leggett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Leggett


A boardroom battle may be behind Leggett's decision to consider putting the firm up for sale.
A leading consumer analyst has some insights on the Southside department store chain.
Len Besthoff has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=This month
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :08 (VERY QUICK!)
SUPER=01-Ken Gassman/Consumer Analyst-Davenport & Co.; :15
SUPER=@Len2; :36
RUNS=1:04
OUT Q=LB, News-7.


(( This month Leggett department stores confirmed it was at least CONSIDERING the sale of all or part of its stores.
Ken Gassman of Davenport and Company says it appears that something is going on internally at Leggett.
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SOT 01:11:04
IN Q=Fred Leggett

((KEN GASSMAN/CONSUMER ANALYST-DAVENPORT & CO.: FRED LEGGETT, WHO WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF LEGGETT, WAS NOT RE-ELECTED TO HIS POSITION ABOUT A WEEK-AND-A-HALF AGO. IT'S A FAMILY-RUN CORPORATION AND HE'S NOW ON THE OUTS WITH HIS FAMILY. THE APPARENT SOURCE OF DISAGREEMENT HAS TO DO WITH A LETTER THAT THE COMPANY RECEIVED FROM AN UNKNOWN REGIONAL RETAILER WHO SAID LET'S SIT DOWN AND TALK ABOUT THE POSSIBLE SALE OF LEGGETT.))
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=sale of Leggett.


Gassman's sources speculate the letter came from Proffitt's Department Stores of Tennessee.
But he adds Leggett has several possible suitors.
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SOT 01:11:46
IN Q=Belk Department

((GASSMAN: BELK DEPARTMENT STORES OWNS APPROXIMATELY 20-PERCENT OF LEGGETT, THEY COULD BE A POTENTIAL BUYER, PROFFITT'S COULD CERTAINLY BE A POTENTIAL BUYER, DILLARD'S DEPARTMENT STORES COULD BE A POTENTIAL BUYER, BUT IT APPEARS, THAT LEGGETT MAY BE PUT IN PLAY SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=sooner rather than later.


Neither Leggett nor Proffitt's will comment.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

First-Union


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=First Union


First Union bank should have spotted the forgeries and put a stop to embezzlement at the Harrison Museum.
A first- of- its- kind ruling from Judge Pat Doherty holds the bank responsible.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June, 1993


Museum bookkeeper Norma Underwood admitted embezzling more than 40- thousand dollars from the museum three years ago.
The judge ordered her to pay back the stolen funds, but she has not.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=First Union


Insurance covered the loss. Then the insurance carrier convinced Judge Doherty that the bank's responsible for more than half the loss.
If the decision stands, it's sure to change the way banks scrutinize transactions in the future.

Stocks


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


The Dow lost ground today, dropping 14 points to close at 56 hundred 69.
NASDAQ was down two points.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=#D-69;


Fire-Safety


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


The January fire that killed four children and their grandmother is having an impact in many Roanoke classrooms.
During the next two weeks, Joe Dashiell reports, the city's elementary school students are getting a refresher course in fire safety.
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SOT
IN Q=Who knows what
SUPER=01-Chris Georgoulis/Paramedic Firefighter; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :10
SUPER=01-Edward Fielder/Assistant Fire Marshal; :40
SUPER=04-January 20; :50
RUNS=1:07
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke



(( OPENS ON NAT SOT
IN Q=Who knows what the emergency number is

((WHO KNOWS WHAT THE EMERGENCY NUMBER IS, IF WE HAVE AN EMERGENCY? JUST YELL IT OUT TO ME. 9-1-1. GREAT. GREAT EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT.))
SUPER=01-Chris Georgoulis/Paramedic Firefighter;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=everybody knows that.


Second- graders at Preston Park Primary School are getting the message, and during the next two weeks, all of the city's elementary school students will hear about the importance of smoke detectors, how to summon help by dialing 9-1-1, and what to do if their home or their clothes catch fire.
SOT
IN Q=Can you hear me

((CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES. CAN YOU HEAR ME GOOD? YES. ARE YOU SCARED OF ME? NO. DO I LOOK LIKE AN ELEPHANT?))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=like an elephant.


Using humor to highlight a serious subject.. Firefighters hope an entertaining talk will help them reach students and their parents, too.
SOT 10:32:44
IN Q=When you get somebody

((EDWARD FIELDER/ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHAL: WHEN YOU GET SOMEBODY TUGGING ON DADDY'S COATTAIL SAYING WE'VE GOT TO LEARN THIS, WE'VE GOT TO PRACTICE THIS. WE'VE GOT TO STOP, DROP AND ROLL. WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A MEETING PLACE. DAD LISTENS TO THAT.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=dad listens to that.


An extension of the department's regular fire prevention programs, the latest school visits are one way the department and the city schools have responded to the January fire on Stewart Avenue.
Firefighters hope to carry their message to more than seven thousand students in 21 schools by April first.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Meico


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=None


One of Roanoke County's canine officers quit last summer- -arguing he should be allowed to take his dog with him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Rick Ruggieri's theory was that he and Meico had developed such a bond- -working together for two years- -that the five-year old Shepherd would never respond to another handler.
The county might as well give him up, Ruggieri reasoned. The dog would be useless without him.
NAT SOT- -woof, woof

* * * Keith ON ENG * * *
Well, the County didn't buy that, refusing to sell the highly- trained animal.
Meico's got a new handler now, Officer Steve Elswick.
After a six- week training course last Fall, Elswick and Meico have become a team.
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SOT 12:29:55
IN Q=We bonded almost

((OFFICER STEVE ELSWICK: WE BONDED ALMOST FROM THE FIRST DAY. I HAD MY SON OUT IN THE YARD PLAYING WITH HIM WITHIN THE FIRST WEEK. HE'S A TWO-YEAR OLD, PRETTY RAMBUNCTIOUS. MEICO TOOK TO HIM WITH NO PROBLEM AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Steve Elswick/Roanoke Co. Canine Officer;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=problem at all.
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VO-NAT


Officer Elswick says he had been warned there might be problems with children, because the dog can be very aggressive.
Didn't seem to be any difficulty during the demonstration at Tanglewood Mall's kids day this weekend.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, the Roanoke Express is about to take the ice for the team's final home regular season game of the year.
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VO-NAT eng#


Plus, Joe isn't the only Gibbs involved with racing these days.
I'll introduce you to his oldest son JD, who'se now trying his hand at driving late model stock cars.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-1
GRAPHIC=Express/South Carolina


The Roanoke Express plays its final home game of the season tonight against the third place South Carolina Stingrays.
Steve Mason has some notes from the freezer.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00
SUPER=01-Jason Clarke/Express Right Winger; :10
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :17
SUPER=@Steve1; :34
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; 1:00
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
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((Frank Anzalone was so tense about his team this morning that the often out spoken speaker was at a loss for words when asked about his final home game of the season. ((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS TEAM CAPTAIN:))
Stewart will serve a one game suspension tonight; an ECHL ruling that raised his coaches blood pressure another notch.
Jason Clarke returns and should add more punch to a line up that has held it's own without him. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((JASON CLARKE/EXPRESS RIGHT WINGER:))
The Memory of last year's season ending mistake is also fresh in the players minds. ((CLARKE:))
To hang any type of banner, the Express will need solid goaltending; an element that has been missing of late. ((FRANK ANZALONE:))
The puck drops at 7pm tonight. At the Round House, Steve Mason news 7 sports.))
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S-Seminoles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-4
GRAPHIC=NCAA


The NCAA slapped the Florida State football program with one year's probation today for failing to properly monitor the school's student athletes.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/This Afternoon; :00


The probation will not cost the Seminoles any scholarships or keep them from appearing in a bowl game next year.
Still, the Noles say they plan to appeal.
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SOT
IN Q="We still have...

((DAVE HART/FLORIDA STATE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Dave Hart/Florida State Athletic Director; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...appellate remedy."
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S-River


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-28
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


The Roanoke RiverDawgs continue to sign some top flight college talent for the upcoming season.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Radford/July 30, 1995;


Today Big South player of the year Ian Spooner from Radford University came to terms with the team.
Spooner was the second leading scorer in the nation last year with 20 goals.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./November 11, 1995;


The Oxford, England native was also a starting forward for the RiverDawgs last season, scoring 10 goals.
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S-Gibbs


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE


Because of the intense competition and the large number of entries, more cars missed Sunday's Miller 300 at Martinsville than made the field.
SS=Gibbs


One of those who failed to make the main show was J.D. Gibbs, the oldest son of former Redskins boss and current Winston Cup car owner, Joe Gibbs.
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SOT
IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/January 1995; :00
SUPER=01-J.D. Gibbs/Late Model Stock Driver; :18
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Sunday; :40
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=...my brother."
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(( When his Dad stepped away from the NFL and moved to Charlotte and into the world of NASCAR racing, JD wasn't far behind. After playing football and graduating from William & Mary his Dad became his employer, and racing crept into his blood. ((J.D. GIBBS/LATE MODEL STOCK CAR DRIVER:))
His main job is handling marketing and licensing for the Interstate Batteries race team, but now he's trying his hand at a little driving. Like most of us, he figured what's the big deal? It's just a bunch of guys riding around in circles. ((J.D. GIBBS:))
Sunday was J.D. first taste of true late Model stock car racing and his first run at Martinsville. He did an admirable job in the first heat race dodging three different wrecks that could have put him out of the race.
His luck finally ran out when Richard Bailey spun him out. Out of the race, but not the sport.)) ((J.D. GIBBS:)) Wx-Tape
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One-Man-Band


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


One Roanoke music man is trying to perform his way into the hearts and lives of children.
His message is simple-- you can be anything if you just believe.
Ron Jones has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Music can be a
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12
SUPER=01-Franklin Riles/Musician; :42
SUPER=@Ron2; 1:15
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.



SOT 03:51:12

NAT SOUND (Roanoke Symphony Orchestra)
RUNS=:03


((Music can be a common bond appreciated by all... regardless of culture, race... or even age. NAT SOUND
RUNS=:02

SLOW DISSOLVE INTO DAY CARE CENTER
SOT 10:18:04

NAT SOUND
RUNS=:03


These youngsters at the Rugby Day Care Center are also bonding through music.
Following the lead of their conductor, Franklin Riles, the children enthusiastically try their hand at playing unconventional instruments such as cherrio boxes, chili cans--basically anything that makes noise.
SOT

NAT SOUND (Children Playing)
RUNS=:04


Riles says it's not the instrument that's important but freedom of expression.
SOT 10:35:41

((FRANKLIN RILES/MUSICIAN: AND I FEEL THAT COMING TO THESE CHILDREN HERE AND LET THEM KNOW WHAT THIS GREAT COUNTRY IS ALL ABOUT... AND THAT IS ABOUT FREEDOM.))
RUNS=:09


Riles and his travelling buddies, Ventriloquist Charles Telfare and Ray Jackson the third, stop at local Day Care Centers spreading fun and creativity.
He believes the make shift instruments prepare children for the future.
SOT 10:37:45

((AND I JUST WANT TO SEE THEM GROW UP TO BE JUST GREAT CHILDREN. FINISH SCHOOL. BE TEACHERS, JUST BE ANYTHING.. BE DOCTORS... JUST BE ANYTHING THAT COMES INTO THEIR LITTLE HEARTS.))
RUNS=:11


Riles, an unconventional music man, says he hopes the children remember it's Ron Jones, News Seven, Roanoke.)) not what you have... but how you use it.