23:00-01

Newsbreak

ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Newsbreal
GRAPHIC=None


Good Evening.
It was supposed to be a family trip to look at Virgina Tech.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co;


But instead a New Jersey family ended up crash landing thier plane in a Botetourt County field.
Miraculously all three people got away with only minor injuries.
SUPER=03-Helena, MT;


Federal Agents arrest a suspect in the Unabomber case.
So far though Theodore Kacynski has not been charged in the bombings- he's being held on other charges.
SUPER=03-Buffalo, NY;


And the newest addition to the Buffalo zoo- is the center of attention. We'll tell you about this rare animal.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Unabomber


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


Federal Agents arrested the suspected Unabomber.
SS=Theodore Kaczynski


The 53 year old loner is not charged with any bombings though.
As Manuel Gallegus reports, investigators need more evidence-
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Helena, MT; 00
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General; :37
SUPER=03-Lincoln, MT; 1:19
SUPER=01-Manuel Gallegus/CBS News; 1:27
RUNS=1:41
OUT Q=CBS News, Helena Montana."


((A search of Theodore Kaczynski's hand built 10 by 12 foot mountian shack turned up chemicals, meticulous notes on making explosives and a partially assembled pipe bomb. Kaczynski, 53, a Harvard graduade, former Berkeley math professor and now the suspected infamous Unabomber was charged in federal court with possessing the bomb components and ordered held without bail.
The charge made no mention of the alleged Unabomber's string of bombing attacks which killed three people and injured 23 others over the course of 18 years. The charge was designed to hold Kaczynski while federal agents build a detailed case.
JANET RENO/U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL:

Kaczynski, thin and seemingly calm, told U.S. District Judge Charles Lovell that he was mentally competant and couldn't afford his own lawyer.
Federal officials say two manual typewriters have been found in the cabin. The Unabomber sent many typed messages over the years and investigators want to see if the imprints match up.
There are 40 boxes that investigators are x-raying before opening, suspecting that the packages may contain explosives.
A former classmate of Kacyznski's told a Chicago newspaper that even as a teenager Kaczynski made bombs with household products and metal garbage cans.
In Lincoln, Kacyzinski was known as the 'hermit on the hill and residents agree that this isolated Montana town is a good place to hideout - until now.
Manuel Gallegus, CBS News, Helena.))

Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


It's a campus visit they'll never forget.
A New Jersey family was flying to Blacksburg this morning, to check out the Virginia Tech Campus.
But their single engine plane ran out of fuel... forcing them to crash land in a Botetourt County field.
Amazingly all three walked away with only minor injuries.
Scott Prince reports.
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IN Q=The single
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bruce Long/Pilot; :14
SUPER=01-Trooper W.B. Perry/Va. State Police; :36
SUPER=01-Mark Boothe/Witness; :50
SUPER=@Scott2; 1:05
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News 7


The single- engine Cessna had no chance of making it to Blacksburg, but pilot Bruce Long thought he had enough fuel to land at Roanoke Regional Airport.
But Long, his wife, and their 18- year- old daughter fell about 15 miles short.
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SOT 13:16:22 (Long interview tape)
IN Q=You talk

((BRUCE LONG/PILOT: YOU TALK ABOUT BAD LUCK. ACTUALLY IT WAS BEING STUPID FOR NOT STOPPING FOR GAS. I THOUGHT I'D FIND ANOTHER AIRPORT SOONER THAN I DID AND I DIDN'T. SO THAT WAS STUPIDITY ON MY PART. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=on my part


He was forced to land in this Botetourt County field outside of Troutville, but initially there was confusion over the landing site.
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SOT 12:32:10 tape 2
IN Q=First they

((TROOPER W.B. PERRY/VIRGINIA STATE POLICE: FIRST THEY TOLD US HE WAS TRYING TO PUT IT DOWN ON THE INTERSTATE UP AROUND THE 167-168 MILE MARKER. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=mile marker


But airport officials convinced Long to put the plane down in an open field.
One witness who saw the scene unfold says all three are lucky to be alive.
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SOT 11:59:25 tape 1
IN Q=I started running

((MARK BOOTHE/WITNESS: I STARTED RUNNING ACROSS THIS FIELD RIGHT HERE AND WHEN I GOT HERE I SAW THE MOTHER AND DAUGHTER OUTSIDE. THE DAUGHTER WAS LAYING DOWN ON THE GROUND HOLLERING AND THE FATHER WAS STILL IN THE PLANE UPSIDE DOWN. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=upside down


Within seven hours of the crash, all three family members had been released from the hospital.
The most serious injury-- a broken wrist.
And even though Bruce Long won't be piloting his family back to New Jersey, he says he will take to the skies again.
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SOT 13:16:39
IN Q=Jeez

((LONG: JEEZ. WHEN YOU CAN COME DOWN AND CRASH A PLANE AND WALK AWAY FROM IT, YOU'VE GOT TO CONSIDER YOURSELF PRETTY FORTUNATE. BECAUSE THERE WILL BE ANOTHER DAY AND I STILL PLAN TO GO UP AGAIN. ))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=up again


Scott Prince, News- 7.

Brown


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Ron Brown


The Air Force can not explain why the plane carrying Commerce Secretary Ron Brown wasn't equipped with flight data recorders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dubrovnik, Croatia;


The plane crashed in Croatia, killing all 35 people.
The lack of the black boxes will make the investigation more difficult.
Today crews combed the scene- saying there is no sign of an explosion.
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SOT 15:06:13
IN Q=

((MIOMIR ZUZUL/CROATIAN AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S.: THE AIRCRAFT IS NOT COMPLETELY DESTROYED THE BODIES ARE NOT COMPLETELY DESTROYED.)) 15:05:58 ((PETER GALBRAITH/U.S. AMBASSADOR: THIS IS A VERY SAD DAY. A VERY SAD PLACE.))
SUPER=01-Miomir Zuzul/Croatian Ambassador to U.S.; 00 quick!
SUPER=01-Peter Galbraith/U.S. Ambassador; 07 quick!
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=A VERY SAD PLACE."
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The F-A-A requires most planes to carry black boxes.
But the agency has no control over the military.
The plane was originally used for training navigators-
But when the Air Force converted the plane for V-I-P use it did not put recorders in- which goes against Air Force policy.
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Memorial


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

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Meanwhile flags are flying at half-staff in Washington.
President Clinton joined other officials for a memorial at a church near the White House.
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SOT 15:07:23
IN Q=

((WE THANK GOD FOR THEIR LIVES. WE PRAY FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND WE COME TOGETHER IN OUR GRIEF AND REDEDICATION.)) 15:12:35 ((BELLS TOLLING))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=BELLS TOLLING."
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VO-NAT


Bells tolled at the National cathedral in Washington in memory of the victims.
SUPER=03-Zagreb, Croatia;


And a world away, Croatia's president called a special cabinet session honoring Brown on national television.
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Burley


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=James Burley


Two jail inmates say an Amherst County man admitted he killed two women last year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


The bodies of Robin Jeanette Burge and Jacqueline Dorsey Carter were discovered a month apart in remote sections of Amherst County.
44 year old James Henry Burley was arrested after police searched his home and recovered the gun used to kill both women.
At a preliminary hearing today, two of Burley's fellow inmates say he confessed to the murders.
One inmate hopes his testimony will help get him out of jail, but the other say he just wants to do the right thing.
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SOT 11:55:43
IN Q=A human life

((PAUL MASON/JAIL INMATE: A HUMAN LIFE IS SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN NEVER REPLACE. WHAT I DID WHEN I GOT CONVICTED OF MY FELONIES, I MAY HAVE STOLEN BUT YOU CAN ALWAYS REPLACE PROPERTY OR WHATEVER. BUT AS FAR AS TAKING A LIFE, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S IRREPLACEABLE. AND I FEEL THAT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN MY SISTER, MY MOTHER OR ANYBODY THAT IT HAPPENED TO.))
SUPER=01-Paul Mason/Jail Inmate; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=it happened to.
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VO-NAT


District Court judge Joseph Serkes (SERKS) sent the case to next week's grand jury.
Burley remains in the Amherst County jail.
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Campbell Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=Fire


Firefighters from three departments spent the afternoon battling a blaze that destroyed a Campbell County home.
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VO-NAT


Crews from Concord, Rustburg and Appomattox responded to the blaze on Mount Athos Road.
The single-story log cabin was engulfed in flames when they got there.
SUPER=90-Home Video: Courtesy Jim Wilson

The fire also spread to the nearby woods, scorching about five acres before a helicopter dumping water could contain it.
No one was home when the blaze broke out.
Campbell County authorities are investigating.
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County-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Meanwhile fire gutted a home in Roanoke today. Flames burned through the roof and caused extensive damage to the home on Lily Drive.
One firefighter was hit by falling debris, but he did not suffer any serious injuries.
No one else was hurt. No word tonight on the cause.
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Tease#1

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 11--is help on the way for a financially troubled college? Southern Virginia in Buena Vista is supposedly just weeks away from closing for good.
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VO-NAT


and now that she's back in the Roanoke Valley a former Miss Virginia is fighting to spend more time with her son. We will have the latest on the Lisa Aliff story.
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Toss to Robin
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SUPER=82-0.31/minus/0.02/13.05/plus/3.58;
SUPER=84-


Hawkins


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Lisa Aliff


Lisa Aliff moved back to Virginia a couple of months ago.
Now the former Miss Virginia wants to spend more time with her child.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Aliff was in Bedford Circuit Court this afternoon asking for additional visitation rights with her five year old son.
Last year Aliff lived in California. She was charged with parental kidnapping after she did not return the boy to Virginia in time to start school.
Those charges though were dropped.
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SOT 5:06:36
IN Q=So what we're

((JOHN LICHTENSTEIN/ALIFF'S ATTORNEY: SO WHAT WE'RE HEAR TODAY IS TO ASK THE COURT TO ALLOW CONTACT AND VISITATION TO WORK, GRADUALLY GET INTO IT, SO THEY CAN WORK IT TO THE CHILD'S BEHALF AND CHILD'S INTEREST. ))
SUPER=01-John Lichtenstein/Aliff's Attorney;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=child's interest.
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VO-NAT


The boy is currently staying with his father, Rick Hawkins.
He did not want to comment about the specifics of the case.
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SOT 4:52:22
IN Q=I'm not going

((RICHARD HAWKINS/ALIFF'S ESTRANGED HUSBAND: I'M NOT GOING TO SAY I AGREE OR DISAGREE. THE EVIDENCE HAS BEEN PUT FORTH TO THE JUDGE. WE'VE DONE THE BEST WE CAN WITH IT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Hawkins/Aliff's Estranged Husband;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=can with it.
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VO-NAT


Aliff is living in the Roanoke Valley.
Judge William Sweeney did not decide on the case today.
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Glass-Arrest


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=None


A Lynchburg teenager has been suspended from school and faces criminal charges after a drug sweep at E-C Glass High School today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Authorities say they got information today a student was carrying drugs.
Police searched the teen and found what appeared to be marijuana.
The school was then sealed off, as police searched for drugs and weapons.
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SOT 15:20:46
IN Q=Teachers, students

((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS WILL CONTINUE TO PURSUE MEASURES SUCH AS THIS TO DETERMINE THE PRESENCE OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES AND TO DISCOURAGE ANY UNSAFE PRACTICES OR MATERIALS ON THE CAMPUS OF E.C. GLASS HIGH SCHOOL.))
SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=Glass High School.
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VO-NAT


Morrison says school administrators have adopted a "zero tolerance" policy toward drugs in school.
The student's been suspended and is facing drug charges.
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M'ville-Jail


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-14
GRAPHIC=None


Jail overcrowding- It's a problem Martinsville city council will try to solve over the next couple of months.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville;


Today council members looked at proposals for a new jail.
The current facility was built to hold 18 inmates, but today houses an average of 45.
That's not counting the 50 inmates at the city work farm and 23 held in neighboring jurisdictions at a cost of 40 dollars an inmate.
The first proposal calls for a 90 bed jail.
But Sheriff Steve Draper says that's too small.
He says the city would be better off to build one twice that size.
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SOT
IN Q=Whenever

((STEVE DRAPER/MARTINSVILLE SHERIFF:WHENEVER YOU TAKE SOMEONE OUT OF A FACILITY, YOU BREACH THE SECURITY OF THAT PERSON AND THE SECURITY OF THE COMMUNITY, SO WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS BE ADJACENT TO THE BUILDING, WHAT NOW WE HAVE NOW PLANNED IS TO BUILD IN THE BACK PARKING LOT OF THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING HERE CONNECTED TO OUR CURRENT FACILITY, OUR CURRENT JAIL, WHICH WOULD GIVE US A WALKWAY RIGHT DIRECTLY INTO THE MUNICIPAL BUILDING WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO TAKE THEM OUTDOORS. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Draper/Martinsville Sheriff; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=take them outdoors.
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VO-NAT


City council is expected to make a decision in the next month and half.
The city is eligible to apply for a grant from the Department of Corrections.
The grant would pay a quarter of the 12 million dollars it would cost to build the jail.
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Mammography
ANCHOR=Jean

NEWSCAST11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Breast Cancer Prevention


Doctor's recommend that middle-aged women have yearly breast exams. However, surveys show that more than seventy- five percent of women in our area do not.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairlawn;


A mobile mammography unit is trying to improve those statistics.
The unit is operated through the New River and Mount Rogers Health Districts and several hospitals.
It's improving access in a state ranked 48th in the numbers of women who receive mammograms.
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SOT 10:53:24
IN Q=

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIRECTOR: SO WE ARE NOT DOING WELL WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE STATISTICS. AND THIS MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY UNIT IS A GOOD WAY TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO HELP US IN OUR HEALTH PROMOTION EFFORTS AND EDUCATIONAL EFFORTS REGARDING BREAST CANCER. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Director;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=regarding breast cancer.
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VO-NAT


Education IS a key part of the mobile unit's 20- minute screenings.
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SOT 10;57:29
IN Q=

((ANGIE GUTHRIE/NRHD HEALTH EDUCATOR: WE TEACH THEM SKILLS IN BREAST SELF- EXAM. WE TEACH THEM THE GUIDELINES OF WHEN TO HAVE MAMMOGRAMS, WHEN TO HAVE A PHYSICIAN'S EXAM AND SO FORTH. THEY DO HAVE A VIDEO THEY WATCH AND WE GIVE THEM LOTS OF EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS. ))
SUPER=01-Angie Guthrie/NRHD Health Educator;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=educational materials.
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VO-NAT


Patients may schedule screenings through health departments in the service area.
The unit also travels to businesses for on- site screenings.
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Beating


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


That police beating caught on videotape- is already sparking lawsuits.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Riverside Co., CA/Monday;


Attorneys filed a $10 million lawsuit against Riverside County on behalf of the illegal immigrants.
The chase ended with the videotaped beating of two Mexican immigrants.
Nineteen immigrants in all were arrested, but the truck driver was not caught.
All of the Mexicans were freed today and given work visas good for six months.
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Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Straight ahead on News 7 at 11--walkers and bike riders are getting ready to hit a new trail in the New River Valley.
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VO-NAT


and a little later we'll introduce you to one zoo's new star attraction. He doesn't have a name yet but he's already making friends.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2




Southern-Virginia


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=Education


A spokesman for Southern Virginia College says its supporters are "cautiously optimistic."
The Buena Vista college is scheduled to close its doors in just six weeks because of financial problems.
Now a source close to the college says a group of Mormon investors is eyeing the former "Southern Sem."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


They want to turn it into a four year co-ed college that could have twice the local fiscal impact of the existing college.
The investors say they're NOT acting on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints.
They propose the school cater to both Mormon students and those who want a non-sectarian education.
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TALENT=Jean
SS=None


A College spokesman says board members will meet again to consider the Mormon group's proposal next week. Huckleberry
ANCHOR=Jean

NEWSCAST11
WRITER=pev
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=None


Blacksburg's long awaited Huckleberry Trail is beginning to take shape. Phase one of the project is finally underway after eight years of fundraising and planning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


The trail will connect Blacksburg to Christiansburg and will be built along the abandoned Huckleberry Line, a train track that was vital to Virginia Tech.
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IN Q= Up until 1958

(( ))
SUPER=01-Ray Smoot/Virginia Tech Vice-President;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=former passenger service
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VO-NAT


Bill Ellen-bogen first started work on the project in 1988. He says it's a group effort.
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SOT
IN Q=The governmental

(( ))
SUPER=01-Bill Ellenbogen/Friends of the Huckleberry;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=appreciative of that
Talent=Jean
SS=None


Phase one should be complete by September. Wx-Tape
SUPER=305-79/52/83/1985/24/1992/66/44/45/W-14mph/29.78/r;



S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-4
GRAPHIC=NONE


A busy night in sports with everything from a hole in one to Whitey Taylor.
But first the Atlantic 10's player of the year
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VO-NAT eng#


Marcus Camby has added another big award to his postseason haul.
Tonight the U-Mass junior was voted the Wooden award which goes to the top college player in the nation.

S-Sneed


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-5
GRAPHIC=senior pga


Some exciting golf from the West Coast.
The Seniors' are involved in their first major of the year "The Tradition", and no is more involved after one round than
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Scottsdale, AZ/ESPN; :00


Roanoke native Ed Sneed who had the shot of the day.
Watch him on the par three 17th hole, airmail a 189 yard 4 iron shot right onto the green and right into the cup for a hole in one.
Sneed and Hale Irwin share the first round lead with 7 under 65s.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=nba


The Orlando Magic suffered its second home loss just over a week.
Last week the Lakers ended their 40 game home winning streak and last night the Celtics get the upset.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/Celtics vs. Magic; :00


The Magic played without Shaquile O'Neal who'se at his Grandma's funeral, and without Penny Hardaway, who was ejected after arguing a silly technical foul he got for supposedly taunting after this dunk.
The Magic blew a 19 point second half halftime lead, and then lost on David
SUPER=32-Boston/100/Orlando/=98;

Wesley's jumper with 6 tenths of a second to go! Boston take it 100-TO-98.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=ORIOLES


The Baltimore Orioles, the preseason picks by many to win the American League pennant, have opened the season with a 3 games weep of the Royals.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/Royals vs. Orioles; :00


The Orioles trailed 3-to-nothing in the eight, before Cal Ripken Jr. lined a rbi double to left field to score Rafael Palmiero with the tying run.
Tony Tarasco would chase the wining SUPER=35-Baltimore/==5/Kansas City/==3;

run home and the O's would add one more insurance tally to give them an unlikely 5-roi-3 comeback win.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none
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Sports chyron motion
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OUT Q=LAST SCORE
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S-Franklin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-1
GRAPHIC=FRANKLIN CO.


The 1996 racing season at Franklin County Speedway opens this weekend, with a big Saturday night card in Callaway.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Callaway/Last Night; :00


Last night a number of drivers took advantage of an open preseason practice session to warm up for Saturday night's rammin' and bammin.'
The 3/8th mile track has lost some drivers to New River in the past, but this season track owner Whitey Taylor says his numbers are on the rise.
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SOT
IN Q="Last year...

((WHITEY TAYLOR/FRANKLIN CO. SPEEDWAY OWNER:))
SUPER=01-Whitey Taylor/Franklin Co. Speedway Owner; :00
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=...HECK OF A SEASON."
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VO-NAT con't


One of the drivers who is back is defending Late Model champ Bobby Radford, who says the competition will be better not only because of more drivers, but because the outlaw track is utilizing more NASCAR specifications this season.
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IN Q="Since Whitey...

((BOBBY RADFORD/DEFENDING LATE MODEL CHAMP:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Radford/Defending Late Model Champ; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...to bumper competition."
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S-Iroc


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-32
GRAPHIC=charlotte


Later this year the Charlotte Motor Speedway will play host to a leg of the International race of Champions for the first time in track history.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Yesterday; :00

Yesterday the Pontiac Firebirds that will be used in the series were on the track getting a workout.
Dick Trickle and Dave Marcis were brought in to test the cars for any problems.
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IN Q="DURING...

((DICK TRICKLE/TESTING IROC CARS TODAY:))
SUPER=01-Dick Trickle/Testing IROC Cars Today; :00
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OUT Q=...can compete."
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come, Steve Mason introduces us to the 1996 Hillcats.
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VO-NAT eng#


And we'll meet some area swimmers who are shooting for a championship in Florida in the coming days.
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S-Hillcats


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CL-96
GRAPHIC=Hillcats


The Lynchburg Hillcats arrived in the Hill City this afternoon to meet the media.
Steve Mason was there and he has some player intros for us.
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Today; :04
SUPER=01-Jeff Banister/Hillcats Manager; :15
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Season; :35
SUPER=01-Todd Blyleven/Hillcats Right Handed Pitcher; :48
SUPER=01-Jim Bibby/Hillcats Pitching Coach; 1:06
SUPER=@Steve1; 1:15
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=..News 7 sports"
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S-Gators


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-4
GRAPHIC=Gators


The Roanoke Central YMCA Gator swim team is headed to the sunshine state tomorrow.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


The team has been preparing for the 4 day event in Orlando since September. The National Championships are from April 9th through the 12.
The gators are taking 16 swimmers that will compete against 12 hundred swimmers from 450 teams.
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IN Q="Our goal

((DOUG FONDER/GATOR'S COACH:)) ((BRIAN FINUCANE/GATOR SWIMMER:))
SUPER=01-Doug Fonder/Gator's Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Brian Finucane/Gator Swimmer; :10
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=...alot"
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The Gators finished second in the nation back in 1990 and 21st last year.
the event awards 1st through a 16th placing. Patrick henry's Brian Marsh leads a strong Gator group that should have a good experience.
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((LAUREN FELDMAN/GATOR SWIMMER:)) ((JOHN SMITH/GATOR SWIMMER:))
SUPER=01-Lauren Feldman/Gator Swimmer; :00
SUPER=01-John Smith/Gator Swimmer; :09
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OUT Q=....see what happens"
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Gorilla


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Meet the latest addition to the Buffalo zoo-
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SUPER= 03-Buffalo, NY;


He is a rare baby gorilla.
In fact his species, the Western Lowland, is one of the most endangered on the planet.
The baby was born on March twentieth and is in good health.
He doesn't have a name yet, but is certainly getting star treatment.
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