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1-News-head

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V/O-NAT
Only these guys would be happy to know they couldn't find what they were looking for.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
The public schools shake- down in Bedford County.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the shortage of rescue squad volunteers is amplified by the death of a local high school freshmen. Sports-head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports, Mark Martin captured the pole for the Food City 500, Roy Stanley will have a report from Bristol, the Martinsville Speedway president is now in a racing drivers seat,
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VO-NAT


and the final four teams went through final practices today before tomorrow's double header!!
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The rainy, cool season drags on. Saturday we get a break but Sunday we head back into the wet mode.

Drug-Sweep


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=None


Since taking office in January, Bedford County's new Sheriff Mike Brown has been "dogged" in his pursuit of illegal drugs.
Today, the sheriff got some four-legged help with a search of the county's high schools.
Steve Smallshaw has our story.
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SUPER=03-Bedford Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Trooper L.A. Leake/VA State Police; 24
SUPER=01-Harold Jones/JFHS Asst. Principal; :53
SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; 1:03
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While Bedford County students had their noses to the grindstone, some other noses were checking out the students' bookbags... their lockers.. and their cars.
In response to citizen and student concerns about drugs in the schools, Bedford Sheriff Mike Brown called in some canine backup Friday.
Four drug and weapon- sniffing dogs made a clean sweep of the county's three high schools.
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SOT 2:45:27
IN Q=These dogs

((TROOPER L.A. LEAKE/VA STATE POLICE: THESE DOGS ARE TAUGHT IF THEY GET ANY ODOR OF ANY KIND OF EXPLOSIVE OR WEAPON TO SIT, WHERE THE DRUG DOGS ARE TAUGHT TO SCRATCH AND DIG IT OUT AND EVERYTHING.))
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Despite their hard work, the dogs turned up no illegal substances in any of the three schools.
It was a police officer who discovered the only violation of the day...a cap gun and billy club in one Liberty High School student's car.
Still, authorities say the sweeps were a success...simply because they sent a message to the students.
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IN Q=I think the

((HAROLD JONES/JFHS ASST. PRINCIPAL: I THINK THE MESSAGE IS CLEAR THAT IT'S NOT JUST A THREAT, THAT IT CAN ACTUALLY HAPPEN, THE DOGS WILL COME INTO THE SCHOOL AND MAKE A RANDOM CHECK.))
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IN Q=We will come

((MIKE BROWN/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF: WE WILL COME UNANNOUNCED, WE MAY BE BACK TOMORROW, WE MAY BE BACK NEXT WEEK, IT MAY BE 30 DAYS FROM NOW, BUT WE WILL BE BACK.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford County.))

Cooley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#596-05
GRAPHIC=Barton Cooley


Hillsville mayor Barton Cooley says his arrest on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol is regrettable and embarrassing.
Cooley was stopped on North Main Street in Hillsville last night when a sheriff's deputy noticed his car weaving.
Cooley told News-7 his blood alcohol content was point- one... two 100ths over the legal limit.
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VO-NAT
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Cooley says he has been distraught since his wife of 49 years died in December, and just wasn't thinking.
He says his arrest will not affect his position as mayor.
Up for re-election in May, Cooley vowed to do his job until the voters throw him out.
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Rescue-Squad


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=None


A Botetourt County high school student died yesterday after collapsing in class.
And the closest Rescue Squad couldn't respond because there wasn't enough manpower.
There's no indication in this case that a quicker response would have made a life and death difference, but it does raise the question of whether there are enough rescue volunteers in Botetourt County.
Scott Prince reports.
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IN Q=A new promotional
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Ned McElwaine/Asst. Co. Administrator; :11
SUPER=01-Penny Firestone/Troutville Rescue Squad; :35
SUPER=@Scott1; :54
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(( A new promotional campaign is trying to pump some new blood into Botetourt County's rescue squads.
There's a shortage of volunteers across the county, and officials are sending out a call for help.
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IN Q=The Rescue Squad

((NED MCELWAIN/ASST. CO. ADMINISTRATOR: THE RESCUE SQUAD ASSOCIATION HERE IN BOTETOURT COUNTY APPROACHED BOTETOURT COUNTY IN TERMS OF WHAT COULD BE DONE IN GREATER ASSISTANCE AND SUPPORT. ))
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OUT Q=assistance and support


The problem was magnified yesterday, after a student collapsed and died at Lord Botetourt High School.
The call should have been handled by the Troutville Rescue Squad, but its only available crew was on another call, forcing the Fincastle Rescue Squad to respond.
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SOT 12:51:23
IN Q=The volunteerism

((PENNY FIRESTONE/TROUTVILLE RESCUE SQUAD: THE VOLUNTEERISM IS DOWN AND THAT UNFORTUNATELY IS HAPPENING IN NUMEROUS AREAS ACROSS THE STATE OF VIRGINIA BUT IT CERTAINLY IS A PROBLEM HERE. ))
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OUT Q=a problem here


Wednesday, these pamphlets were mailed to every home in Botetourt County, hoping to attract more volunteers.
But that's just one phase of this new recruiting process. stand up 14:04:56
The county was able to start the recruitment campaign thanks to a five- thousand dollar state grant.
Aside from the pamphlets, current members will be giving presentations to community groups.
Officials also hope to attract volunteers through the airwaves-- by way of radio and television. end stand up
There is no set goal for this campaign.
Officials just want to reverse this current trend, and get as many volunteers as possible.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

Cross-Burning


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=None


For 23 years George and Chanie Trueheart have been the only black couple on their street in Pulaski County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co.;


It was never a problem until Saturday, when they looked out to see a cross burning in their yard.
Seconds later, a rock shattered their front window.
Chanie Trueheart said she'd rather put the incident behind her than speak on camera.
She's grateful to her neighbors for the support they've shown.
And the parents of the two teenage boys facing felony charges of cross- burning and rock- throwing have apologized.
A tracking dog helped deputies arrested both teens shortly after the incident.
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County-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Co. Seal


The battle lines have been drawn in community meetings during the last two months.
And next week, both sides of the bond issue debate in Roanoke County must turn out their troops.
Tonight Joe Dashiell reports on the final shots before Tuesday's referendum.
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IN Q=Supporters have framed the referendum
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Don Terp/Bond Issue Opponent; :24
SUPER=@Joe2; :41
SUPER=01-Terri Langford/Bond Issue Supporter; :51
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OUT Q=Joe D News 7


((Supporters have framed the referendum as a vote for education... the best way to insure that Roanoke county doesn't fall behind with outdated and overcrowded schools.
But with most of the money, more than 30 million, going toward construction of a new south county high school, the debate has become mired in controversy about the project.
Most recently with this week's rainfall and questions about the suitability of the site.
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IN Q=You can build a high school

((DON TERP/BOND ISSUE OPPONENT: YOU CAN BUILD A HIGH SCHOOL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ATLANTIC OCEAN IF YOU WANT TO. IF YOU'RE WILLING TO PAY FOR IT, THERE'S A WAY TO DO IT., BUT THE SITE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE FROM THAT STANDPOINT. IT FLOODS AND THAT'S A SERIOUS PROBLEM.))
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Supporters insist the site is safe... School buildings will be out of the flood plain.
And they say they hope voters won't be swayed by what they consider scare tactics and misleading statements.
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IN Q=We believe that once people

((WE BELIEVE THAT ONCE PEOPLE WALK IN AND CLOSE THE CURTAIN, THEY WILL REALIZE THAT WE'RE NOT VOTING ON THE SITE. WE'RE NOT VOTING ON BRICKS AND MORTAT. WHAT WE'RE VOTING ON IS HOW THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE COUNTY FEEL ABOUT EDUCATION.))
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Both sides will be watching how many county residents register their opinions.
With a vote that may fall along regional lines, Tuesday's turnout will likely set the county's course.
Joe Dashiell News 7))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--the "new" 100 hundred bill is beginning to circulate.
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And the bald eagle flies high again--after some help getting back on track. We'll visit with the Virginia Wildlife Center.
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Tuition-Freeze


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Sch
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=Education


Good news for Virginia college parents and students.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Governor Allen announced today he wants to freeze in-state tuition through the year two-thousand.
Allen's proposal comes after the general assembly agreed on the tuition freeze through the year 1998.
Allen wants to extend that freeze for two more years.
We caught up with Virginia Tech's chief spokesman to get a reaction.
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((LARRY HINKER/VA. TECH CHAIR SPOKESMAN: THIS COMING YEAR WE- LONG BEFORE THE STATE INSTITUTED A FREEZE HAD GUARANTEED OUR STUDENTS COMING IN NEXT YEAR NO TUITION INCREASE. WERE WORKING VERY HARD AND WE WOULD WELCOME ANY EFFORT TO TRY TO HELP OFFSET ANY RISING COST OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.))
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OUT Q=for the state of virginia
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VO-NAT


Allen plans to submit the proposed freeze during his last year in office.
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Housing


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


On the eve of the Roanoke Valley's 26th annual home show, a state- of- the- industry- address by the head of the Roanoke Regional Homebuilders' Association.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Joe Miller says severe winter weather has put off a number of projects and created pent-up demand for new home construction.
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Miller anticipates a lot of building will take place this spring in a number of new subdivisions.
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IN Q=We're looking

((JOE MILLER/ROANOKE REGIONAL HOMEBUILDERS ASSOC.: WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS YEAR IN OUR INDUSTRY. I THINK THIS YEAR'S GONNA BE A A GOOD YEAR. LAST YEAR WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR US AND I THINK THAT'S GONNA CONTINUE.))
SUPER=01-Joe Miller/Roanoke Regional Homebuilders Assoc.;
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OUT Q=gonna continue.
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VO-NAT


The number of homes under construction in the Roanoke Valley last year was down slightly, mostly due to the weather.
But Miller expects an active season in areas like Botetourt County, southwest Roanoke County, and those parts of Bedford and Franklin County near Smith Mountain Lake.
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Flippen-Densmore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Ten percent of the attorneys at southwest Virginia's largest law firm quit today.
They're opening their own firm Monday.
Seven Woods-Rogers lawyers will join Frank Flippen, setting up shop in the old Grand Piano Corporate office space on Campbell Avenue.
The law firm of Flippen, Densmore, Morse, Rutherford and Jesse will practice mostly corporate law.

GE-lawsuit


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=GE Logo


A couple of workers at G-E in Salem have sued the company and the electrical workers union.
Clarence St. Clair and Joseph Farmer claim they were victims of a "back room deal" between the company and what they refer to as "union bosses," Gerald Meadows and Michael Shepherd.
The suit accuses G-E of providing "special benefits" to the union leaders for going along with a plan to replace Farmer and St. Clair- -and others with seniority- -with less experienced workers.
Though they tried several times to put the matter to a vote of the union rank and file, they say, the union local wouldn't allow it.

Donnelley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Donnelley


R-R-Donnelley Incorporated is in an expansion mode in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Month;


But that's not the case everywhere.
Last month the printing company announced plans to put a multi-million-dollar facility in Roanoke County.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Donnelley


But it also says it will now CLOSE two plants in North Carolina and Arizona because they are too isolated.
Almost a thousand jobs will be lost.


New-Money


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=None


The curiosity level is almost as high as the skepticism level as Virginians get their first look at the new hundred dollar bill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The first noticeable re-design of American paper currency since 1928 is all about beating counterfeiters.
But as the Federal Reserve in Richmond ships out the new and takes in the old this week, Virginians who've had a peek say it's mighty funny looking.
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IN Q=We have

((DOUG KETCHAM/BANK TELLER: WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM PEOPLE. MOSTLY PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW WHETHER WE'VE GOTTEN IN THE HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS, BUT THEN THEY DON'T BELIEVE THE AUTHENTICITY OF IT. THEY QUESTION THE LARGER FACE. IT ALMOST LOOKS LIKE MONOPOLY MONEY.))
sot 02;39:59

((KEMPER BAKER/FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF RICHMOND: I CAN'T SAY THAT I'M EXCITED BY IT. I THINK IT'S A CHANGE. THERE'S A LOT INVOLVED FROM OUR END.))
SUPER=01-Doug Ketcham/Bank Teller;
SUPER=01-Kemper Baker/Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; :12
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VO-NAT


You'll just have to check with your bank as to when the new hundred is available.
If smaller denominations are more your style, the Federal Reserve Bank will be phasing in new versions over the next several months.
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Stocks


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

The Dow finishes the week on a down note, dropping 44 points to close at 55 hundred 87.
NASDAQ was up six and a half points.
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Eagle


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=None


He fought back from a devastating gunshot wound, a stressful four month rehabilitation, and an annoying car ride in a dog cage.
But today, a Virginia bald eagle took to the sky once again along the James River.
Ellen Qualls has his story.
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IN Q=Ouch, don't bite me!
SUPER=03-Prince George Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Ed Clark/Va. Wildlife Center; :13
SUPER=01-Dr. Phylis Raynor/Veterinarian; :36
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:21
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Ed Clark has dedicated his career to an ungrateful lot -- including this adolescent version of America's national symbol.
Veterinarian Phylis Raynor has dedicated the last four months to a overseeing a gunshot wound recuperation -- and she doesn't get much more respect.
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((ED CLARK: THIS BIRD REALLY MADE US PROUD TODAY... ))
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((DR. PHYLIS RAYNOR: HE PASSED ALL THE TESTS THAT WE PUT HIM THROUGH... HE EATS ON HIS OWN.))
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Bites and pecks aside, the Virginia Wildlife Center in Waynesboro is bursting with pride over this eagle.
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He's the first of the great birds to be successfully rehabilitated in the new hospital and 200 foot long flight cage.
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((SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND 41 EAGLE NESTS ALONG THE JAMES RIVER THIS YEAR, MAKING IT NATIONALLY IMPORTANT FOR EAGLES. AND NOT A BAD PLACE TO RECUPERATE FROM A GUNSHOT INJURY.))
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As for this eagle, he spent a about two minutes scanning the scene -- before it was time to catch a breeze, and maybe a fish.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Prince George County.))

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


The Final four is just a day away. All four teams went through a final practice today; we will hear from the coaches, Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell unveils his new race tream,
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and john calipari has made fianl preparations in hopes that his star Marcus CVamby can beat Rick Petino. Words from all four final 4 coaches to come.
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S-Practice


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-4
GRAPHIC=Final four


The NCAA final four is just a day away and the teams went through final practices in East Rutherford, New Jersey
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-East Rutherford, NJ/Today; :00


The Continental Airlines Arena had a good sized crowd on hand to watch the teams practice.
The featured event is the Kentucky/UMass game. Rick Pitino is facing a catch 22 situation in dealing with player of the year Marcus Camby.
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((RICK PITINO/KENTUCKY HEAD COACH:)) ((JOHN CALIPARI/UMASS COACH:))
SUPER=01-Rick Pitino/Kentucky Coach; :00
SUPER=01-John Calipari/UMass Head Coach; :09
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The other semi final pits Syracuse against MIssissippi State. The usual down Jim Beheim reassured everyone that he's A-okay.
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((JIM BOEHEIM/SYRACUSE COACH:)) ((RICHARD WILLIAMS/MISSISSIPPI STATE COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Boeheim/Syracuse Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Richard Williams/Mississippi State Coach; :15
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S-Bristol


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-32
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


A couple of wrecks slowed down first round qualifying for Sunday's Food City 500 at Bristol International Raceway.
But Mark Martin found the groove and won his 10th career pole for the sixth race of the year. Roy Stanley has more.
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SUPER=03-Bristol, TN/Today; :00
SUPER=01-Len Wood/Wood Brothers Citgo Ford; :18
SUPER=01-Mark Martin/Food City 500 Pole Winner; :55
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:06
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=....check the top 25"
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WIPE TO BOARDS!!!
IN Q=FIRST QUALIFY
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...25th qualifier"
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S-Clay


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-5
GRAPHIC=Martinsville speedway


Martinsville Speedway president Clay Campbell announced this morning that he will drive on the late model stock car circuit this summer.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Campbell and his crew unveiled the new Taco Bell team this Morning at the Williamson road restaurant.
He will enter 18 races at New River and then two at South Boston. He doesn't expects special treatment from the other drivers.
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((CLAY CAMPBELL/LMSC DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/LMSC Driver; :00
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