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Coming up on NEWS 7:
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Investigators try to determine just why a pilot had to make an emergency landing last night at Valley View Mall.
and U-S Senate candidate Mark Warner's campaign sends out conflicting information on accepting PAC money.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
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Tonight in sports, Les Robinson steps down at State, the Express starts a critical two game season ending road trip tonight.
Cremins and Huggins talk about their matchup.
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And Ward Burton blisters the track today at Darlington, setting a qualifying record and winning the pole for Sunday's Transouth 400.
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Ready for a little spring fever? Nothing like a sunny weekend to get you outside. Skwarn, weatherschool and comet viewing are on the plate as well.

PLane-Crash


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Investigation


For the second time in less than three months a pilot is forced to make an emergency landing in our area.
Last night around seven, James Lee landed in the Valley View Mall parking lot after his plane had engine problems.
In January, Lee also made an emergency landing in Rockbridge County.
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Jay Moore joins us now from the last night's crash site with more.
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Jean, when Lee made the landing on I-64 in Rockbridge County it was due to a lack of gas, but this it was due to engine malfunction.
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(( The National Transportation Safety board said it could take several months to complete their investigation on why the single engine Cessna crashed.
F-A-A officials were out at the crash site this morning.
The pilot, James Lee, says his plane experienced engine problems while flying home to Pennsylvania.
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((JAMES LEE/PILOT: I'VE BEEN FLYING A LOT. I FLY ALMOST 300 HOURS A YEAR. I THINK IT WAS TIME FOR MY ENGINE TO GO OUT. ))
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OUT Q=to go out.


Lee and passenger were forced to land in the parking lot after he found he couldn't make it to a runway at the Roanoke Regional Airport.
They both escaped injury.
The manager of the Airport says the crash shouldn't be too difficult to investigate
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((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT: THIS IS ACTUALLY A FAIRLY EASY INCIDENT AS FAR AS INVESTIGATION. SINCE THERE WERE NO INJURIES AND MINOR DAMAGE THE NTSB WHOSE'S RESPONSIBLE FOR INVESTIGATING AND WILL REFER TO THE F-A-A.))
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Jean, the N-T-S-B says it will take about six months before their investigation is complete.
QUESTION: So Jay what will the F-A-A try to determine?
Jean, if the F-A-A finds that Lee made an error he could be forced to surrender his license and/OR take training courses.

Stump


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Stump


Pulaski militiaman Bill Stump has been sentenced to two months in prison for federal firearms violations.
Double Box=Jean & Joe


But tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the sentence is substantially less than federal guidelines recommended.
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Jean, the guidelines called for a sentence between 27 and 33 months in prison.
But today, Judge Jackson Kiser made good on his promise to depart from those guidelines... sentencing Stump to two months in prison and two months of house arrest.
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((Convicted of firing a gun with an illegal silencer, Stump has advanced his own theories of government conspiracies.
Judge Jackson Kiser said he has wrestled with this case, trying to sort out the real legal issues among Stump's provocative statements.
But he said Stump should not be penalized for his tenacity in pursuing unorthodox beliefs.
Despite the break he received at his sentencing, Stump says he plans to appeal.
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((BILL STUMP: I'M NOT SATISFIED, EVEN WITH TWO MONTHS BECAUSE THE CRIME IS STILL GOING ON. AND THE USURPATION OF THE POWERS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA ARE GOING TO END. I'M GOING TO STOP THEM IF I CAN.)) ((DON WOLTHUIS/ASST. U.S. ATTORNEY: IT'S LESS THAN THE GUIDELINES CALLED FOR. WE HAD URGED THE COURT TO FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES RANGE AND NOT DEPART, BUT THE COURT MADE ITS OWN CALL.))
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The government has the right to appeal the judge's departure from the federal sentencing guidelines.
Double Box=Jean & Joe


But Jean, the U.S. Attorney's Office has not made a decision on that.
(QUESTION: IS THIS CASE LIKELY TO BE RESOLVED ANYTIME SOON?)


Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=MARK Warner


Multi-millionaire Democrat Mark Warner took a pledge to accept NO PAC money in his bid for the U.S. Senate.
But three days later, a fundraising letter went out urging PAC contributions be sent in his name to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
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Mark Warner's campaign staff admits the letter -- written by some Warner friends -- was a mistake.
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((ERIC HOFFMAN/MARK WARNER CAMPAIGN: BUT IT'S JUST A WRINKLE AND WE'LL MOVE ON. THE ISSUE IS THAT MARK WARNER DOESN'T TAKE PAC MONEY... LINE UP AT THE TROUGH TO TAKE PAC MONEY.))
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((LESLIE BYRNE/D-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WE STARTED THIS CAMPAIGN WITH MARK SAYING... HE'S BEEN A STATE PARTY CHAIRMAN. HE'S NOT NEW AT THIS.))
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Leslie Byrne says the letter was a recipe to launder special interest money through a national committee.
The Warner campaign says it's sending out a new letter refusing PAC cash.
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Brzonkala


An attorney representing Virginia Tech football player Tony Morrison says Christy BrzonKALA has failed to make a federal case against his client.
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SUPER=@File;


Brzonkala claims Morrison and James Crawford raped her in September of 1994.
She filed an eight- million dollar lawsuit claiming that Tech and the two football players violated her civil rights.
But in a brief filed this afternoon, Morrison's attorney argues the case does not belong in federal court.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Under the Violence Against Women Act, Chris Floyd says, Brzon-KALA must prove she was a victim of a crime motivated by gender.
In this case, he writes, there is no evidence the alleged rape was the result of a "class- based hatred of women."
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Still to come on the newscast, Memorial Bridge in Radford is about to undergo costly repairs,
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and Roanoke County authorities say they have a suspect in a suspicious fire from last night.
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County-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#596-01
GRAPHIC=fire investigation


Roanoke County investigators say they have a suspect in a suspicious fire last night.
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Investigators spent the day sifting through the rubble at 73-23 Apple Grove Road.
The blaze destroyed a condemned house. It also damaged a neighboring trailer.
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Fire officials got information that the house and trailer would be set on fire.
Officials say they have a suspect but they're not releasing his name.
No one was seriously injured in the blaze.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Apparently a couple who lived in the trailer had been evicted.
While moving yesterday the couple told investigators they came to the trailer and found their furniture on fire in the yard.
The Fire Marshal says he also has suspects in that case.
No word on whether the two incidents are related.

Memorial-Bridge


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=NONE


Two years after the bridge linking Pulaski County and Radford was abruptly shut down, work to continue strengthening it is about to begin.
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The highway department closed Memorial Bridge without warning in April of 1994 when engineers found serious deterioration during an inspection.
Repairs were made, and now V-DOT has finished a study of short and long- term solutions.
While officials stress the bridge is safe, the study shows it's weakest beneath the median.
Next month contractors will begin a short- term fix of erecting concrete barriers down the center, moving traffic to the outsides.
Costs of LONG-TERM solutions- rehabilitating or replacing the bridge- range from seven and a half million to more than 11 million dollars.
Citizens may speak about the bridge at a public hearing April second.
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Ruff


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Delegate Frank Ruff is one of three men seeking the Republican nomination for the Fifth District Congressional seat.
The Southside lawmaker made a swing through the District this week.
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He's the only candidate currently serving in the legislature.
He says experience combined with an understanding of tobacco, textiles and furniture make him the right choice.
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((DEL. FRANK RUFF/R-CLARKSVILLE: I BELIEVE THIS A REPUBLICAN DISTRICT AND IT'S IMPORTANT WE WIN THE DISTRICT,, WE DID NOT WIN IT IN 1994 WHEN THE MOMENTUM NATIONALLY WAS TOWARD THE REPUBLICAN PARTY AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE SELECT THE RIGHT CANDIDATE AND WHO HAS THE BEST CHANCE OF WINNING THIS YEAR. ))
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George Landrith and Bedford County resident Eric Thompson are also vying for the Republican nomination.
Landrith ran an unsuccessful campaign against L-F Payne in the last election.

Meat-Disease


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


Several European countries have banned the import of British beef products-- in the wake of what's known as "Mad Cow Disease."
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VO-NAT
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It's a neurological disorder in cows called B-S-E.
But it's been linked to ten human cases of a rare, incurable brain disease.
At Virginia Tech, food safety experts say it's unlikely any cases would turn up in the U.S.
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((DR. CAMERON HACKNEY/VA. TECH FOOD SCIENCES DEPT.: WE HAVE NOT IMPORTED ANY CATTLE FROM GREAT BRITAIN SINCE 1989. THE USDA IS MONITORING ANY CATTLE BROUGHT IN BEFORE 1989 TO MAKE SURE THAT BSE DID NOT SHOW UP. ))
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Hackney says consumers here should worry instead about the dangerous E-coli bacteria, spread in undercooked ground meat.
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Kingston-Warren


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=General Motors


Now that United Autoworkers in Ohio are returning to work, so may employees of Kingston-Warren in Wytheville.
About 260 workers have been on furlough since the General Motors strike forced the plant to shut down March eleventh.
Kingston- Warren makes rubber moldings for some G-M vehicles.
The plant will resume operation this Sunday beginning with the THIRD shift at 11 P-M.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
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On Wall Street today, the stock market finished the week on the rise.
The DOW rose nearly 10 points closing for the week at 56 hundred 37.
NASDAQ was up two and a half points.
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Andy-Warhol


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=pev
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


Everyone else gets 15 minutes, but Andy Warhol's fame is enduring.
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The man who created pop art is as popular today as ever.
His work is on display at Radford University's Flossie Martin Gallery until April 14th.
Gallery Director Anna Fariello (FAIRY-ello) says Warhol's work changed art as we know it.
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The gallery is open daily 10 til 4 as well as Thursday night and Sunday afternoon.
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Midnight-Ball


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


It's met with great success in Inner-city communities across the country. Now Midnight Basketball is coming to Lynchburg.
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Plans call for the 26- team league to start play this June.
Organizers hope the league will help keep kids off the streets and out of trouble.
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((GARNETT MCDANIEL/MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL ORGANIZER: I THINK IT WILL BE A BIG IMPACT FOR LYNCHBURG, BECAUSE YOU SEE KIDS ALL THE TIME DURING THE NIGHT, STANDING ON THE STREET, AND THEY'RE PROBABLY DOING SOMETHING THEY AIN'T GOT NO BUSINESS DOING. BASKETBALL IS MORE ATTRACTIVE TO KIDS THESE DAYS THAN IT WAS BACK WHEN I WAS COMING UP.)) ((BLANCHE VALENTINE/MIDNIGHT BASKETBALL ORGANIZER: WE'RE EITHER GOING TO PROVIDE FOR THEM NOW AND HAVE THIS ORGANIZED BASKETBALL FOR THEM, THIS ACTIVITY, OR WE'RE GOING TO PAY HIGHER TAXES AND BUILD ANOTHER JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER AND CONTINUE TO BUILD REGIONAL JAILS.))
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Valentine says players must also go to weekly educational seminars or give up their right to play that week.
The league is still looking for both corporate and team sponsors to help provide funding.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming your way tonight in sports, Ward Burton tames the Lady in Black with a pole winning effort at Darlington.
And ACC head basketball coach quits today.
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And the UVa women talk about the so called Home court advantage in the NCAA east regionals this weekend at Charlottesville.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-32
GRAPHIC=DARLINGTON


After a week off, the Winston Cup stars came back with a vengeance today as no less than 20 drivers shattered the track record during first round qualifying at Darlington.
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But the fastest of the fast was South Boston native Ward Burton, who whipped the MBNA Pontiac around the track and shattered Jeff Gordon's previous mark by nearly three miles an hour with a lap at 173 point 797 miles an hour.
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((WARD BURTON/POLE WINNER - 173.797:))
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Gordon qualified second.
Now let's check out the top 25. wipe to chyron
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Dale Earnhardt was 26th fastest, Michael waltrip 28th, DW was 29th, Irvan 31st, marlin 32nd and Kyle Petty just 39th quickest.
They'll all try to make it in tomorrow.

S-Robinson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=COLLEGE HOOPS


Not enough involvement with March Madness since the departure of Jim Valvano has led to the resignation of N.C. State head basketball coach Les Robinson.
This afternoon Robinson stepped down as coach after five tough years.
He will remain at the school as an associate Athletic director.
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((LES ROBINSON/RESIGNS AS N.C. STATE HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...IT'S THAT SIMPLE."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD COLLEGE


His record at State over five seasons was 78-and-98.

S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


The regional semi-finals resume tonight right here on your hometown station as the road to the final four reopens.
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pinnacle board
The action begins tonight at 7:30 with Connecticut taking on Mississippi State.
You'll also see some of the Syracuse-Georgia game in that time slot.
The late game tonight has Georgia Tech taking on Cincinnati.
There also should be some bonus coverage of the Kansas-Arizona game in that time slot.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=Women's final four


The Virginia Cavalier are hosting the women's NCAA East Regionals in Charlottesville this weekend.
Virginia, Tennessee, Kansas and Old Dominion all worked out at University Hall this afternoon.
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Virginia is, of course, excited about playing the regional on its home floor.
But with the caliber of competition it doesn't necessarily mean the Lady Cavaliers will have an advantage against Old Dominion on Saturday afternoon.
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((WENDY PALMER/UVA CENTER: )) ((DEBBIE RYAN/UVA HEAD COACH: ))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Tennessee will open the tournament against Kansas at 11"30 tomorrow morning and UVA and Old Dominion will hook up in the second game.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=Express logo


The Roanoke Express needs 2 points to wrap up fourth place in the East Division regular season final standings. Tonight, the team takes it's first shot at that mark against the Checkers in Charlotte.
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Maybe it's a good thing Roanoke is on the road. the Express lost it's final two regular season home games. Charlotte is currently second in the division while Raleigh is in last place, but both have played tough against the Express.

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((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:)) ((JEFF JESTADT/EXPRESS LEFT WINGER:))
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OUT Q=...Richmond"
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S-Softball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=RADFORD


The Radford University Invitational women's softball tournament opened today at Moyer sports complex in Salem.
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15 college teams from all over the east and south are taking part in the two day event.
Despite the chilly condition Radford got a big win over rival Virginia Tech early this afternoon in the first ever meeting between the two programs.
Lora Jewett and Melissa Pickell were the stars of the game for the Lady Highlanders.
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The tournament begins tomorrow morning at 11, and continues throughout the day. Tickets are only three bucks apiece.
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