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County-School


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Education


Roanoke County's school bond referendum vote is now less than a week away.
Tonight a coalition opposing the project met at Glenvar High School. Double Boxes Jean/Jay Newsroom
Jay Moore was there and joins us now from our newsroom.
LIVE=Jay Full
SUPER=@Jay1


Jean, the group tonight cited reasons from price to terrible location on why they didn't want a new school.
On Tuesday voters will decide whether more than 30- MILLION dollars will be used for the construction of a new high school. Roll Cue: a new high school.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Landis/School Teacher; :09
SUPER=01-Bob Crouse/C.C.C.L. President; :30
SUPER=01-Loyd Tingler/Bond Opponent; :47
SUPER=01-John Huffman/C.C.C.L. Vice President; 1:16
RUNS=1:29
OUT Q=88 students.

(( Although small in number, the Catawba Coalition of Civic Leagues and Community Leaders came out to encourage residents NOT to vote in favor of Tuesday's referendum.
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SOT 19:25:00
IN Q=This is not an

((CHARLES LANDIS/SCHOOL TEACHER: THIS IS NOT AN EDUCATION ISSUE. IT'S A MATTER OF HOW DO WE GO ABOUT SETTING UP THE PROPER FACILITY AND HOW DO WE PAY FOR THAT FACILITY. AND I HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH YOU I DON'T THINK THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS DONE THEIR HOMEWORK.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=their homework.


The School Board caught a lot heat.
If the referendum is PASSED the coalition's president says the School Board members will be remembered in the next election.
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SOT 20:14:14
IN Q=You put them

((BOB CROUSE/C.C.C.L. PRESIDENT; YOU PUT THEM IN THE OFFICE. YOU CAN REMOVE THEM FROM OFFICE. YOU'RE NOT BEING VINDICTIVE. YOU JUST WANT TO KNOW WHERE YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE BEING SPENT AND HOW IT'S BEING SPENT.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=it's being spent


Some even suggested that it's NOT only the School Board but the county administration as well.
This after a recent trip to the adminstration building with some questions.
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SOT 20:09:34
IN Q=But come to find

((LOYD TINGLER/BOND OPPONENT: BUT COME TO FIND OUT YOU CAN'T BELIEVE NOBODY OVER THERE BECAUSE ONE PERSON TELLS YOU ONE THING AND SOME OTHER PERSON WILL TELL YOU SOMETHING ELSE. IT'S NO TRUTH. COME TO FIND OUT THERE'S NO PLANNING OVER THERE. IT'S PLUM DAMN RIDICULOUS.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=plum damn ridiculous.


Opponents say the project is OVERPRICED, and could result in higher taxes.
They also say there hasn't been enough study into building a new school.
Supporters say it's needed because schools are overcrowded.
The Coalition's vice president suggested adjusting the geographical lines of attendance.
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SOT 20:00:57
IN Q=Although Cave Spring

((JOHN HUFFMAN/C.C.C.L. VICE PRESIDENT; ALTHOUGH CAVE SPRING JUNIOR HIGH IS OVER CAPACITY BY 84 STUDENTS. YOU ALSO HAVE THE HIDDEN VALLEY JUNIOR HIGH IN AN ADJACENT GEOGRAPHIC ZONE WHICH IS UNDER CAPACITY BY 88 STUDENTS))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=by 88 students.
LIVE=Jay Full
SUPER=@Jay1


Jean, the coalition is a fairly new group, forming just two months ago.
It's made up of nine different civic leagues.
Double Boxes=Jean/Jay


And they say their voice will be heard come Tuesday.

New-Industry


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=Business NEWS


A Kentucky based corporation plans to make a 30- million dollar investment in Southside.
Teresa Hamilton reports-- today's announcement also included the promise of 500 new jobs.
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SOT
IN Q=I hope
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :00
SUPER=@Allen; :19
SUPER=01-Cal Turner Jr./Dollar General Corp. CEO; :52
SUPER=@Teresa1; 1:07
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

((
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SOT
IN Q=I hope

((I HOPE YOU WILL PROBABLY DISPLAY THIS IN YOUR NEW DISTRIBUTION CENTER. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=distribution center.


Governor George Allen couldn't say enough about Dollar General's decision to build in Halifax County.
For the corporation-- it was a choice between Virginia and North Carolina.
The Commonwealth apparently had what it took.
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SOT
IN Q=I think

((I THINK THE MAJOR BUSINESS FACILITIES TAX CREDIT MATTERED, OUR AGGRESSIVE PROMOTION AS A STATE AND OUR STATE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, THE AGRESSIVE EFFORTS, THE PRO BUSINESS ATTITUDE OF THE LOCAL FOLKS. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=the local folks.


The state department of economic development will provide job training.
Company CEO Cal Turner, Junior agreed-- the economic incentives did make a difference.
Dollar General will build the new 750- thousand square foot warehouse and distribution center in the Halifax County- South Boston Industrial Park.
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SOT
IN Q=Economic incentives

((CAL TURNER/DOLLAR GENERAL CORP. CEO: ECONOMIC INCENTIVES ARE OFFERED BY ALL THESE DAYS AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO US, AND WE REGARDED THAT VERY CAREFULLY AND YET FOR US THE DECIDING FACTOR WAS NOT THE NUMBERS, BUT THE PEOPLE. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=but the people.

take su
The company plans to hire 350- employees to work in the facility-- an additional 150- are expected to be hired as truck drivers.
Dollar General plans to break ground May first and open sometime next year. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Radford-Hospital


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=None


Montgomery Regional Hospital is offering NO public comment on an e-mail memo that one state official is calling offensive and inappropriate.
It's the latest twist in an increasingly ugly turf battle over who gets to build a new hospital in the New River Valley.
Ellen Qualls has details.
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SOT
IN Q=Radford Community
SUPER=03-Richmond; :07
SUPER=@Ellen1; :48
SUPER=01-Skip Lamb/Radford Community Hospital; 1:05
RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

(( Radford Community Hospital wants permission to build a new replacement hospital just outside of Radford.
Montgomery Regional CEO Gene Wright is still fighting for Columbia/HCA to get to build a facility that would meet that need instead.
A September 1995 memo allegedly written by Wright -- and handed over to the state by Radford Community's attorneys -- indicates Wright may have gone a step too far.
The memo talks about petitions Radford Community posted at churches and stores.
The memo to Montgomery Regional employees reads "I will give 20- dollars for each original brought here to me."
The memo ends with "This is a fight for future dominance."
The memo's authorship was NOT denied by Wright's attorneys, and the state health department examiner considering the larger issue of the new hospital was NOT amused. standup
Examiner Raymond Perry says the memo is offensive, clearly inappropriate, and in his words "just awful" -- but he says he has NO authority to sanction or investigate Montgomery Regional.
runs=:00


It all leaves Radford Community Hospital's plans looking a little closer to state approval.
sot 02:27:21

((SKIP LAMB/RADFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: WELL FROM THE BEGINNING WE FELT THAT WE HAD A VERY SOLID CASE. AND NOTHING THAT'S OCCURRED HERE MAKES US FEEL ANY DIFFERENT. WE'RE VERY OPTIMISTIC THAT WE'RE GONNA GET THE CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC NEED. VERY OPTIMISTIC.))
runs=:12


Montgomery Regional promises a future explanation for the alleged Gene Wright memo about petition snatching.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A tourist trip turned deadly in India-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bhimnagar, India;

when a bus headed for the Taj Mahal plunged into a gorge.
Seven people are dead including five Americans- four of them are students.
20 others were injured.
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SOT 15:52:23
IN Q=

((KELLY GLASS/AMERICAN TOURIST: I HAD BLOOD EVERYONE. I HAVE A HUGE HOLE IN MY KNEE AND I DIDN'T REMEMBER. I BLACKED OUT. I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED.)) 16:42:57 ((AND THEN I FOUND OUT MY FRIENDS DIED SO IT WAS REALLY SAD.. MY ROOMMATE ON THE BOAT DIED MY OTHER GOOD FRIEND DIED TOO.))
SUPER=01-Kelly Glass/American Tourist;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=GOOD FRIEND DIED TOO."
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VO-NAT


The bus went out of control on a bend in the road.
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wipe wipe wipe

Hostages


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cairo, Egypt;


A safe ending to a scary trip for tourists in Egypt.
The passengers aboard yesterday's hijacked airliner arrived safely in Cairo today.
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SOT 15:18:35
IN Q=

((PHILLIP NASRALLAH/CANADIAN TOURIST: FIVE MINUTES BEFORE CAIRO THE PLANE VEERED OFF. WE WERE TOLD WE WERE GOING TO LIBYA AND THERE WAS A STANDOFF THERE UH WITHA FELLOW WHO SAID HE HAD A BOMB EXPLOSIVES. WE STAYED ON THE PLANE FOR THREE HOURS. HE SURRENDERED PEACEFULLY.))
SUPER=01-Phillip Nasrallah/Canadian Tourist;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=surrendered peacefully."
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VO-NAT


The 142 passengers are safe- The three hijackers are in custody.
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Tease#1

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


When News 7 returns, videotape takes centerstage in a civil suit against a Roanoke spine surgeon,
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VO-NAT

and we'll tell you why Roanoke County says there has to be a better way to recycle.
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Toss to Robin
Roll
Lakelevels
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=NONE
SUPER=#C-380; Weather Roll
SUPER=80-39/34/1.19/39/32/0.99/34/31/0.45/37/33/1.16;
SUPER=81-38/34/0.55/39/34/1.43/36/33/0.90;
SUPER=82-2.45/minus/0.59/11.44/plus/2.74;
SUPER=84-


Korsh


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Korsh


The medical malpractice suit against a former Lewis Gale Clinic spine surgeon continues.
Connie Stevens recaps today's proceedings in the trial of Dr. Eric Korsh.
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SOT
IN Q=Pat Brunson,
SUPER=03-Roanoke; ::00
SUPER=04-1992; ::11
SUPER=@File; ::28
SUPER=@Connie2; :
RUNS=:59
OUT Q=CS.News 7.

(( Pat Brunson-- a self-proclaimed cowboy-- claims Dr. Korsh recommended bone fusion surgery using pedicel screws-- simply for his own financial gain.
Brunson says while he did sign an informed consent agreement, acknowledging that the procedure could be dangerous-- he trusted KORSH, instead.
He says the doctor told him he'd be pain-free and fully recovered with the surgery.
Without it, he could be paralyzed.
Brunson says now, he's still in constant pain.
The defense though hired a private investigator, to videotape Brunson working on his horse farm.
In the tape, he's riding, pulling, bending and squatting-- though he says since the taping, he's even worse off.
Brunson and Korsh are also former friends-- and it's not the first time they've been tied up legally.
Dr. Korsh filed a lawsuit against Brunson, trying to re-coup money from a joint horse venture gone bad.
He dropped the suit, though.
Now this time around, it's Korsh who's the defendant.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Some 50 former patients have filed complaints against Korsh-- though several cases have already been dropped.

Simpson


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Simpsons


Was one of the O-J Simpson jurors taken off the case to help the defense?
That's what a CBS News broadcast is suggesting.
A 60 minutes report says there might have been jury tampering.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The source- former juror Francine Florio-Bunten.
Court records say she was dismissed because she lied to the Judge.
Florio-Bunten says she was kicked off the jury because of a letter to Judge Lance Ito that accused her of writing a book.
But she says the letter was a fake.
If Florio Bunten had stayed on the jury, she would have fought for a guilty vote- possibly causing a hung jury.
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OJ-Forensics


ANCHOR=JEan
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=HOLD Simpson


The Simpson trial has had a positive effect on at least one front- forensic science.
That's according to
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

Doctor Henry Lee, the forensics expert who testified on Simpsons behalf.
He says advances are changing the way police solve crime.
AND he says the Simpson trial raised awareness of how necessary those changes are.
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SOT 14:56:03
IN Q=

((DR. HENRY LEE/FORENSICS EXPERT: IN RECENT YEARS HAVE A LOT OF NEW ADVANCEMENTS IN FORENSIC TECHNIQUES. MEANWHILE THE TRADITIONAL METHOD OF SOLVING CRIME IS DECREASING. FEWER AND FEWER WITNESS COME FORWARD TO GIVE POLICE VALUABLE INFORMATION, SO WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Henry Lee/Forensics Expert;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=with scientific evidence.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Lee spoke today at Virginia Tech.
He says where there used to be brushes, there are now lasers and image- enhancers for analyzing fingerprints at crime scenes.
Lee notes lawyers need to better educate themselves so they can present the new evidence in a way jurors understand.
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FAA-Reorganization


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net A
GRAPHIC=NONE


It was just this week that a radio went out at Los Angeles International Airport- Radar also failed in Pittsburgh.
But changes were announced today that could update the nation's air traffic control system.
Kent Jarrell reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Washington DC;
SUPER=01-Federico Pena/Transportation Secretary; 13
RUNS=:57
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington."


((The nation's airways are getting more crowded every year now. The air traffic system is creaking with age-- 30-year old equipment that fails and leaves radar screens blank, overworked controllers, some forced to work six days a waak and fearing burnout. FEDERICO PENA/TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: WE'RE INCREASING SAFETY, MAKING FLYING MORE EFFICIENT AND SAVING MILLIONS OF YOUR TAX DOLLARS. I WANT THE AVIATION INDUSTRY TO KNOW WE'LL MAKE YOUR OPERATIONS LESS COSTLY, MORE TIMELY. The reforms include speeding up the hiring of new employees at high activity posts, cutting red tape and speeding up the purchases of new equipment, including new weather displays, a new flight planning system and satellites for overseas flights.
It is a tall order for the government, and there is a moving deadling. In just ten years, there will be three million more passengers getting on planes in this country annually, demanding hassle free flights. Kent Jarrell, for CBS News, Washington.))

Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Coming up next on the broadcast, Lynchburg hopes to attract Italian food lovers,
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VO-NAT

and we'll explain why this pretend baseball player was a winner even before the game started.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2




Recycling


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Recycling


Roanoke County's experiment with curbside recycling may be coming to an end.
Supervisors say the cost of expanding the program is prohibitive, and they're proposing a different approach.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Roanoke County has offered curbside recycling on a limited basis since 1988, but the program has been extended to only ten percent of the county's residents.
Faced with the cost of replacing a worn- out truck and expanding the program county- wide, some supervisors believe there's a better alternative.
Sorting recyclables at the trash transfer station or the landfill.
SOT
IN Q=the way we're doing it now

((BOB JOHNSON/ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THE WAY WE'RE DOING IT NOW JUST SEEMS TO BE SO EXPENSIVE AND INEFFICIENT. AND AGAIN NOT EVERYBODY IS PARTICIPATING BECAUSE WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO PUT OUT THERE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supers.;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to put out there.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Because the Roanoke Valley has a regional landfill, support from other localities would likely be required.
Two- thirds of households in Roanoke already have curbside recycling... and the city plans to increase that number by several thousand next year.

Italian-Festival


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=NONE


If you like Italian food, carnival rides and fireworks, central Virginia has just the event for you.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Starting September 5th, the first Italian Festival of the Seven Hills gets underway in Forest.
It's sponsored by the Sons of Italy Lynchburg chapter. The four-day event offers a little bit of something for everyone.
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SOT 5:42:08
IN Q=We have a

((MIKE BUSCEMI/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: WE HAVE A CARNIVAL COMING DOWN, WE HAVE A JURIED ARTS AND CRAFT SECTION, WE HAVE A BUSINESS SECTION PEOPLE ARE GOING TO GO TO, ALL THE FOOD'S BEING PROVIDED BY LOCAL ITALIAN RESTAURANTS, SO IT WON'T BE YOUR TYPICAL FESTIVAL FOOD. WE HAVE BINGO FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO HANG AROUND FOR THAT, A LITTLE DANCING, THREE STAGES, NICE FIREWORKS DISPLAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT WHICH SHOULD PROVE TO BE QUITE WELL, SOME SKYDIVERS COMING IN, EVEN GOING TO HAVE ELVIS THERE SO PEOPLE CAN SAY THEY SAW ELVIS AT THE ITALIAN FESTIVAL.))
SUPER=01-Mike Buscemi/Festival Organizer; :00
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=at the Italian Festival.
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VO-NAT


Depending on the weather, Buscemi (boo-SEM-ee) estimates the festival could attract from 40 to 70 thousand people.
It already has the blessing of the Bedford County supervisors and both local chambers of commerce.
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Wx-Tape
SUPER=305-39/34/83/1989/17/1982/35/34/96/NE 6mph/30.03/F;



S-NIT


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-27
GRAPHIC=NIT


We start with the NIT championship where Nebrask topped St. Joseph's 60 to 56 at Madison Square Garden.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Huskers vs. Hawks; :00


The Hawks were flying early. Rashid Bey to Will Johnson for the slam and a 2 point St. Joe's advantage.
It would not last...not with Jaron Boone on the floor. He snaps the bottom
SUPER=33-Nebraska/=60/St. Joseph's/=56;

of the net for the trey and Nebrask led 26-23.
The Huskers go on to win the NIT with the 4 point win.
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S-Kentucky


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-4
GRAPHIC=FInal four


New Jersey and the surrounding Big Apple are ready for the Final four.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00


The banners are going up at the Continental Arilines Arena. the final four crew is sprucing up the place.
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ;


Rick Petino and his Kentucky Wildcats arrived in East Rutherford today. David Letterman made his prediction known.
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SOT
IN Q="yeah

((DAVID LETTERMAN:))
SUPER=07-David Letterman; :00
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=...Kentucky"
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S-Miss


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-3
GRAPHIC=NOne
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VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ; :00


The Mississippi State Bulldogs also rolled into town today. The Dogs are matched against the home state boys of Syracuse.
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SOT
IN Q=Most

((RICHARD WILLIAMS/MISSISSIPPI STATE COACH:))
SUPER=01-Richard Williams/Mississippi State Coach; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=...weekend"
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S-Dunk


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=Final four


Fans warmed up for the final four with the NCAA 3 point and slam dunk Competition in the big apple last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00


The event started with a bang. Kareem Hill of Marist with the between the legs, off the window slam that gets rave reviews for the fans.
The finals came down to Michael Wilson and darvin ham. Wilson misses his final shot.
Ham did not. No shattered back boards but he wins.
Santa Clara's Steve Nash won the three point contest.
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S-Player


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-1
GRAPHIC=Women's final 4


One of the participants in this weekend's women's final four in Charlotte has been named the nations top hoopster.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


Connecticut's Jennifer Rizzotti is the AP's women's college basketball player of the year. She's the second straight UConn gal to win the award. Rebecca Lobo won it last year.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-4
GRAPHIC=Tech football


The Virginia Tech Hokies are back on the gridiron in their first week of spring football practice.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


Head coach Frank Beamer must find new targets for Hokie senior quarterback Jim Druckenmiller. Most of his receiving core from last season is gone.
Beamer must also replace the defensive front. Cornell Brown is the only standout who returns.
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SOT
IN Q="I think

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...some guys"
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none
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Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=last score
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Lots more sports on the menu tonight. We check in and tell you the largest check ever written for a purse at next month's Goody's 500,
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VO-NAT


plus, three fellows from down under are playing lacrosse at Roanoke. We will introduce you to the Australian mates in a few.
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S-Bowling


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


The Roanoke Valley is hosting this year's State Women's bowling tournament.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem; :


Roanoke hosted the first tournament in 1958 and this is the sixth time the event has come to the valley.
93 teams and over 480 bowlers will compete in the event which will last for nine weekends at Hilltop and Lee-Hi lanes.
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SOT
IN Q="It brings in

((DIANE WIMMER/STATE WOMEN'S BOWLING ASSOCIATION: ))
SUPER=01-Diane Wimmer/State Women's Bowling Association; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=......AS BOWLING."
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S-Ausies


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-6
GRAPHIC=Roanoke lacrosse


In one respect; the Roanoke men's lacrosse team has gone "Down under" this season.
I'm not talking about the Maroon's record; they're 4 and 2.
Three of the team's players hail from Melbourne Austrailia. Here's your introduction the the Ausies from the outback.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=01-Paul Stone/Maroon Defenseman; :15
SUPER=01-Adam Jackson/Roanoke Team Captain; :37
SUPER=01-Bill Pilat/Roanoke Head Coach; :58
SUPER=01-Jason Davenport/Maroon Midfielder; 1:40
SUPER=03-Salem; 1:50
RUNS=2:07
OUT Q=...one of the best things I think"
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(( say hello to A.J. NAT SOUND"GOOD DAY"
Stoney NAT SOUND
and Devo. NAT SOUND
The threesome brought with them some clothes; their sticks and some common phrases from the bush. ((PAUL STONE/MAROON DEFENSEMAN:))
Making a new home thousands of miles away from family and friends can be a disagreeable task.
Thank goodness for southern hospitality. ((ADAM JACKSON/ROANOKE TEAM CAPTAIN:))
A.J. faces off and was the first Ausie to arrive in Salem. Getting adjusted to America and Roanoke college rules were adventures in themselves. ((BILL PILAT/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
All maintain about a B average, play for the nation's fifth ranked team and work to pay tuition. Being homesick can be a problem....finacially of course. ((A.J.:))
There have been other adjustments. ((JASON DAVENPORT/MAROON MIDFIELDER:)) They want a national championship very badly. But if they don't get it; they'll leave Salem, Virginia headed back to Melbourne Austrailia with something jsut as important. ((PAUL STONE:))
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Proposal


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net H
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's said that diamonds are a girl's best friend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ;


In Marla's case it's a baseball diamond, because that's where she received her wedding proposal.
She thought she had been picked at random to throw out the first pitch at a Cactus League game in Phoenix.
But after she makes her throw, the catcher comes out to make a pitch of his own.
He turns out to be her boyfriend Paul Ganberdella in disguise.
He pops the question which she promptly accepts.
And Paul's probably glad he didn't strike out. (----------------)