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The first of 50 malpractice claims against Dr. Eric Korsch goes to court in Roanoke.
We'll have a summary of arguments on both sides topping NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the 20-dollar car wash that doesn't deliver.... What ever happened to V-I-P Customer services? We'll tell you tonight. Sports-Head
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In sports, Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer comments on his Hokies and Spring football practice,
The Roanoke Rush loses its coach, while the Salem Avalanche gains a hot tub,
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and the Express is about an hour away from playing the Checkers in Charlotte in the playoffs.
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The cooler air is already moving in and the rain will follow later tonight. Keep the rain gear handy through Friday.

Korsh


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-13
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A Roanoke jury at this hour is hearing opening statements in a civil lawsuit against former Spine Surgeon Eric Korsh.
More than 50 complaints from former patients have been filed against the orthopedic specialist.
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Connie Stevens is at the courthouse with more.
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(Question: What's the trial schedule at this point, Connie?)



Dole


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TAPE#96-22
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The 1996 presidential campaign may include a swing through Lynchburg later this spring.
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Republican presidential nominee Bob Dole reportedly has agreed to deliver Liberty University's graduation address in May.
Dole's campaign staff would not confirm his appearance, saying the candidate's schedule for that time period has not been set.
Dole's invitation came during a private meeting with Liberty chancellor Jerry Falwell last winter.
Falwell recently urged Republicans to stop attacking Pat Buchanan, but Falwell has NOT endorsed a presidential candidate.
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Convention-Tax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Three University of Virginia law students who challenged the state Republican party, then carried their case to the U-S Supreme Court, have won a partial victory.
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The students had argued a 45 dollar fee charged at the 1994 state convention amounted to a poll tax and was a violation of the federal voting rights act.
Today, the Supreme Court ruled state political parties must get federal approval before charging a fee.
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Today's decision did not address the merits of the law students' lawsuit, but it did clear the way for another round in state court.

Lottery


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Virginia Lottery


The rush to buy Lottery tickets is on--tonight's Lotto prize is an estimated 20 million dollars. Meantime Virginia Lottery officials are moving full steam ahead with a plan to join or start a Powerball-like multi-state game.
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The Lottery Board discussed the possibilities today in Richmond.
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The General Assembly got over its jitters about Powerball or a game Virginia might start with other states.
The new two year state budget relies on some multi- state game to be started by January.
Also on the drawing board -- a new bar code scanning device that would speed up instant ticket redemption.
The Lottery's looking at two kinds of scanners.
They'd allow winners to cash in at any retail location -- NOT just where they bought the ticket.
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VIP-Carwash


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Was it a telemarketing scam, or just bad business practices?
Some folks say they were left high and dry by a local car wash company and that prompted a News- 7 investigation.
Scott Prince reports.
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(( For a while it looked like this vehicle and a number of others would never be washed.
But the new owner of this car washing company says SHE'S clean, and soon vehicles will be, as well.
The business is now called Professional Car Care Services, formerly VIP Customer Services.
VIP telemarketers had been offering these certificates for twenty dollars a piece, promising customers that someone would come to their home or business and perform a hand wash and wax on their vehicle. Stand up
But a News- 7 investigation found that a number of unsatisfied customers complained to the Better Business Bureau about VIP.
Customers say they paid up front, but in a number of cases, folks believed they got doused with empty promises. end stand up
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((JOAN YOUNG: THEY NEVER WOULD RETURN MY CALL AND MOST OF THE TIME, THE RECORDING SAID THE MESSAGE TAPE WAS FULL. I TRIED TO REACH THEM FOR WEEKS. )) BUTT BUTT BUTT
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((PAUL RIPLEY: THERE WAS NO SHOW HERE TO WASH MY TRUCK AND WAX IT AND I TRIED REPEATED CALLS BACK AND THE TAPE KEPT SAYING THE MESSAGE TAPE WAS FULL. ))
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Earlier this week, we went to VIP's headquarters to get some answers from Stephanie Peters... who according to city records still owned the company.
All we found was a locked office.
Then we went to her home, where we were told the business had been sold to Radford resident, Jennifer Farmer.
Farmer is well aware that there are plenty of vehicles that were never cleaned, but says she has every intention of making good on the past promises.
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((JENNIFER FARMER/PROFESSIONAL CAR CARE SERVICES: I'M GOING TO MAKE EVERYTHING RIGHT. IT'S GOING TO TAKE ME A FEW WEEKS BECAUSE WE'VE GOT A LOT OF CARS WE'VE GOT TO GET DONE. BUT IT WILL BE DONE. ))
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The customers we talked to weren't very sympathetic toward VIP, or as it's now called, Professional Car Services.
Even though it looks as if vehicles will now be cleaned, some say the hard feelings toward the company will never wash away.
Scott Prince, News 7.))
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Just ahead on News 7 at Six--From tomatoes to tires it's all under one roof. Wal Mart opens two more Super Centers in our area.
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and later--is this racing's future? We'll introduce you to a two time national champion--and he's only 13 years old. That story and more still to come.
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We've all known the feeling-- there never seems to be enough hours in the day to get everything done.
But one local sheriff's department has discovered technology can be the ultimate time-saver.
Steve Smallshaw explains.
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(( The life of a sheriff's deputy is a busy one...from serving court papers to keeping track of prisoners, time can be a valuable commodity.
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((JOHN PRICE/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF'S DEPUTY: WE'VE GOT TO UTILIZE SOME KIND OF TECHNOLOGY TO HELP US GET THAT JOB DONE, BECAUSE THE AMOUNT OF TIME WE HAVE TO DO IT JUST GETS SMALLER ALL THE TIME.))
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That's why the Lynchburg sheriff's office has gone high-tech.
It's newest improvement is a computerized booking system: a suspect is brought in, fingerprinted and photographed and the essential information is stored in the department's computer.
Not only does it produce foolproof ID bands for a prisoner's wrist, the system can put together a photo lineup of pictures based on physical characteristics.
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((PRICE: WE'VE SEEN TIMES WHEN WE NEEDED A PICTURE OF AN INDIVIDUAL AND HAD TO WAIT TWO WEEKS TO GET IT PREVIOUSLY. WE CAN GENERATE THAT PICTURE WITHIN THREE MINUTES NOW AND HAVE A COLOR PHOTO TO SHOW TO A VICTIM OR SOMEBODY WHO NEEDS TO IDENTIFY A PERSON.))
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Computers are also becoming standard issue in the deputies' patrol cars.
With this laptop an officer can record each warrant and subpoena they serve, then transfer that information to the main computer.
A process that used to take more than an hour is now done in seconds.
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((LAWRENCE SIMPSON/LYNCHBURG SHERIFF: EVERYTHING IS TIME SAVING NOWADAYS, WITH THE AMOUNT OF CUTBACKS IN PERSONNEL I GUESS WE HAVE TO LOOK FOR INNOVATIVE WAYS TO OVERCOME THAT.))
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((And technology marches on. In a few months, the sheriff's office will add a computerized fingerprinting system...instead of the old messy ink pad, a computer will scan a suspect's prints and immediately enter them into a nationwide data bank. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Wal-Mart


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TAPE#96-16
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Odds are the Wal-Mart "experience" is moving closer to a neighborhood near you.
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This morning WALMART opened Super Centers in Henry County and in Christiansburg.
Interest in the store that sells everything from tomatoes to all- season tires ran high.
All you had to do was look at the parking lot.
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((Did it have everything you expected? BEATRICE PENN/WALMART CUSTOMER: LORD AND MORE TOO BECAUSE I COULDN'T EVEN FIND IT THERE'S SO MUCH. I COULDN'T EVEN...LOOK AROUND, I COULDN'T FIND WHAT I WANTED. YEAH, IT WAS NICE.)) ((DANNY PLASTER/WALMART CUSTOMER: WALLY WORLD. IT'S NICE, MAN. IT'S REAL NICE, REAL NICE.))
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Wal-Mart will open close to 200 of these monster-size stores across the U-S this year ALONE.
Within the next few years we'll have more than half-a-dozen Super Centers in our area.
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Bridgestone


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=NONE


A local union has brought a national labor issue to the Roanoke Valley's attention.
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Union workers from Yokohama Tire in Salem organized a large rally outside the Firestone Tire Center near Tanglewood Mall.
Demonstrators urged passers-by to boycott Bridgestone-Firestone products.
They say the company has not dealt fairly with its workers, who went on strike after contract talks broke down nearly three years ago.
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((TONY HENSLEY/BRIDGESTONE-FIRESTONE WORKER: IF WE DON'T WATCH IT, WE'RE GONNA ALL BE WORKING FOR MINIMUM WAGE AND NO BENEFITS, NO HEALTH INSURANCE. WE NEED TO START BACKING THE PEOPLE THAT BACKS LABOR.))
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Well over 100 people attended the rally, some from other tire and rubber plants in Bedford and Danville.
As far as Bridgestone-Firestone's side of the story goes, no one at the company was available for comment.
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Stocks


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It was a down day on Wall Street.
The Dow dropped 44 points to finish at 56 hundred 26.
NASDAQ slipped five and a half points.
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Kid-Racer


ANCHOR=Keith
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TAPE#96-14
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A teenager in Rockbridge County says he wants to race Rick Mast and Jeff Gordon someday.
He's considered a champion racer who has the need for speed.
Ron Jones reports.
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((In the racing world Dale Earnhardt, Daryl Waltrip, and Ernie Irvin are considered super stars...the elite! WIPE INTO TODAY'S STUFF:
And in Rockbridge County 13 year old Hunter Pearce is a star in the making.
This seventh grader is already considered an accomplished veteran among his peers and the racing world.
Driving his motor karts throughout the southeast he has racked up more than 75 trophies and plaques... along with two national championships.
Dad's proud.
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((BILL PEARCE/HUNTER'S FATHER: ONE THING THAT MAKES ME SO PROUD IS WHERE HE STARTED IN 92 TO WHERE HE'S AT TODAY. FIRST RACE HE'D EVER RACED TO WATCH HIM...THAT RACE, COMPARED TO WHERE HE IS NOW RACING AGAINST NATIONAL COMPETITION. PEOPLE FROM CANADA, NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA, TEXAS. ALL OVER THE COUNTRY RACING AGAINST THE TOP QUALITY DRIVERS.))
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Hunter says the key to winning is expectation.
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((HUNTER PEARCE/KART DRIVER: I LIKE TO TELL MYSELF I'M GOING TO WIN. I'M CAPABLE OF A WIN. I TRY TO TELL MYSELF THAT YOU KNOW. MY DAD AND ME WE JUST GO OUT AND TRY TO WIN EVERY TIME.))
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Hunter and his 70- mile- per- hour kart also raced against Richard Petty's grandchildren... he beat them soundly.
He wants to take on Dale Earnhardt someday.
However, his dad says for now his next big step is this super truck... when he's old enough.
As for the karts, Hunter is still looking for sponsors.
He's learned, just like the big leagues, it still takes money to make the racing world go round... and round. Ron Jones, News Seven.))

Sports tease


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The Express offers famous last words before the opening round of the ECHL playoffs in Charlotte, Virginia tech coach Frank Beamer talks about his football team in spring practice,
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and Florida introduces it's new head basketball coach and he's a Rick Pitino disciple.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
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TAPE#=S6-5
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Virginia tech Spring football practice is in full swing down in Blacksburg. The Hokies are coming off a top 10 national ranking and a Sugar Bowl win. But the bitter pressure that comes with success has not affected the Hokies.
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The key leaders on the team will be Cornell Brown and Jim Druckenmiller. They willneed to step up. The Hokies have experineced some injuries this spring. Center Bill Conaty is down and out with a bad leg.
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The Spring game will be played April 20th at 3pm at Lane Stadium. Practice continues for three more weeks and the attitude is positive. weeks.
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S-Football


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The Roanoke Rush announced today that head coach Denie Marie is stepping down from his post.
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Marie is leaving the second year franchise to pursue collegiate coaching opportunities.
Under Marie, the Rush went 8 and 4 during the regular season and then 1 and 1 in the playoffs.
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Veteran NFL receiver Don Beebe was cut by the Carolina Panthers but will now play for the Green Bay Packers.
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One other NFL note. Washington Redskin center John Gesek reportedly told the Washington Post that a neck injury might end his career. He has a bulging disk and the Skins team doctor has advised him to retire.

S-Express


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The Roanoke Express is just about 45 minutes away from the opening face off of the ECHL first round playoffs with the Checkers in Charlotte at Independence Arena.
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The Express will need to play near flawless hockey to beat a team that has the third best record in the entire ECHL.
Goalies Daniel Berthiaume and Matt Del Guidice will play a huge roll.
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Roanoke is 3-4 and 3 against the Checkers this season. Playing Roanoke hockey is a must, especially in Charlotte, which averages the third best attendance in the league.
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S-Donovan


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The University of Florida has a new head basketball coach. Thirty year old Billy Donovan has left Marshall University to join the Gators.
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A 10- million- dollar lawsuit against two Virginia Tech football players has focused new attention on allegations of sexual assault on college campuses.

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Tonight, the Tech campus will hold a rally to protest violence against women.
Jean Jadhon joins us in the newsroom with more on that.
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Keith, former Tech student Christy Brzonkala
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is suing the University and two Hokie players for allegedly raping her in 1994.
Tonight, the school will host the seventh annual Take Back the Night Rally.

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tonight on News 7 at 11. Join us for that story plus all the latest news, weather, and sports