18:00-01

1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Here's some of what's coming up on NEWS at SIX:
A sheriff's deputy charged with theft.
An arson suspect gets a psychiatric re-evaluation.
And a man with a new notion about the Beale Treasure. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Avalanche and Hillcats open their seasons tonight.
Earnhardt and Rusty are racing in Japan.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Michael Jordan and the Bulls are in the hive tonight looking to spoil the Hornets playoff ambitions.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Just in time for Easter, the return of winter temperatures and some cold rain and light snow for the mountains as well.


County-Deputy


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


A former Roanoke County sheriff's deputy was indicted today.
William Gerald Lucas, Junior, faces one count of credit card theft.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


The investigation began late last summer when inmate Robert Dallas reported he'd gotten a statement of charges on his credit card... a card that was supposed to be locked up in the property room of the jail.
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SOT 14:56:50
IN Q=whatever they come

((WHATEVER THEY COME IN WITH IS WRITTEN DOWN EVERYTHING'S THERE AND THEY SIGN IT AND THEY GET A RECEIPT FOR IT.))
SUPER=01-Capt. Barry Tayloe/Roanoke Co. Sheriff's Dept.
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=receipt for it.

* * * Keith on ENG * * *
Once county police identified Deputy Bill Lucas as a suspect in the case, he resigned almost immediately.
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SOT 14:41:35
IN Q=WE MAKE EVERY

((SHERIFF GERALD HOLT: WE MAKE EVERY EFFORT POSSIBLE IN OUR RECRUITING AND HIRING PROCESS. AND I MAY ADD THAT THIS WAS A NEW RECRUIT DEPUTY FOR THE ROANOKE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE.))
SUPER=01-Gerald Holt/Roanoke Co. Sheriff
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=sheriff's office.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Lucas does NOT intend to contest the charge.
His lawyer says it's "apparently all true..." what attorney Tom Blaylock called a "stupid mistake."
He also says Lucas has paid back the 13-hundred dollars in charges Lucas allegedly made with the stolen credit card.

Orren


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-27
GRAPHIC=Philip Orren


The statements Phillip Orren made to police BEFORE his arrest ARE admissible in court.
That's the ruling a circuit judge made this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The 21-year-old Roanoke man is accused of setting fires in the Patterson Avenue area of the city.
Today his attorney, Gretchen Knoblauch(knob-block) tried to have Orren's early statements to police suppressed.
Knoblauch says Orren's low I-Q and alleged police intimidation should make his early statements inadmissible.
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SOT 20:40:05
IN Q=I think he is

((GRETCHEN KNOBLAUCH/ORREN'S ATTORNEY: I THINK HE IS A SPECIAL CASE. YOU SAW HOW EASILY LED HE WAS BY MS ANTHONY AND IN MOST OF THE STATEMENTS HE RARELY EVER SPEAKS FREELY.)) ((BETTY JO ANTHONY/ASST. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HE'S NOT FUNCTIONALLY ILLITERATE. HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT'S GOING ON IN LIFE. HE'S NOT THAT EASILY LED BECAUSE HE DIDN'T ADMIT TO ALL THE FIRES DETECTIVE KAHL ASKED HIM ABOUT.))
SUPER=01-Gretchen Knoblauch/Orren's Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Betty Jo Anthony/Asst. Commonwealth's Attorney; :15
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=asked him about
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VO-NAT


The judge ruled the statements WERE admissible.
He found the police officers took all the necessary steps to protect Orren's constitutional rights.
The judge DID allow for a second, more indepth, psyschological evaluation to be conducted later this month.
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Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke officials are making some changes in the plan to inspect rental housing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 7;


The changes are the result of a workshop the city held recently for landlords and tenants.
The revised plan calls for the city to provide inspections in designated neighborhoods on a routine schedule.
The goal would be to have each rental unit inspected at least once every two years.
The city also wants to encourage property owners to take part in the scheduled inspection program, by providing the first inspection and the next two at no charge, if the rental unit passes.
The city will hold another workshop on the plan Monday night.
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Wal-Mart-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=Fire


Authorities in Salem say this morning's fire at Wal Mart is suspicious.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


The fire started in the rear of the West Main Street store at about 1:30 this morning.
Smoke was coming from the building when firefighters got there.
But the sprinkler system was activated, and the fire was soon out.
Several workers inside got out safely.
No word on how much damage was done. The store DID re-open.
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L'burg-Blaze


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe


WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Wednesday;


A six- year- old boy playing with a lighter is reportedly responsible for a fire that gutted a Lynchburg home Wednesday night.
Fire authorities say the boy was in a back room of the house when he accidentally ignited some papers.
The blaze quickly spread through the rest of the house at 8-10 Wise Street, as firefighters spent more than an hour bringing it under control.
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L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


All eight candidates for Lynchburg city council got together this morning to talk with the employees of Nationwide Insurance.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


As expected, the controversial 17- million dollar sports complex, which will be built in Nationwide's backyard, was a major topic for discussion.
Six of the seven council seats are held by Republicans.
Lone Democrat Junius Haskins says its time he got a little help.
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SOT 9:50:37
IN Q=I've been home

((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I'VE BEEN HOME ALONE TOO LONG NOW, AND I THINK PEOPLE WHO HAVE THE IDEOLOGY THAT WE HAVE A POLITICAL PREFERENCE FOR MAKING APPOINTMENTS OR MAKING DECISIONS, THAT'S COUNTER TO THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS.))
SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the Democratic process.
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VO-NAT


But incumbent mayor Jim Whitaker says the people didn't elect conservatives to see them appoint liberals to various boards and commissions.
Whitaker hopes the GOP maintains its firm grip on city politics.
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SOT 9:57:00
IN Q=As a conservative

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: AS A CONSERVATIVE, CERTAINLY I HAVE THE PHILOSOPHY OF A CONSERVATIVE AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US MAINTAIN A MAJORITY ON COUNCIL OF CONSERVATIVES, BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT LYNCHBURG IS A CONSERVATIVE CITY.))
SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=a conservative city.
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VO-NAT


Both Haskins and Whitaker are unopposed for re- election.
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Crash-Truck


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


Starting in August, the Campbell County Rescue Squad will own one of the most sophisticated pieces of rescue equipment in the state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


That's when the squad's new 340- thousand dollar crash truck will officially go in service.
The state- of- the- art vehicle will serve as a command center during major emergencies in central Virginia.
Getting the truck took three years of planning and fund-raising, hence the slogan "attitude is everything".
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SOT 8:52:10
IN Q=We just picked

((STEVE COLEMAN/CAMPBELL CO. RESCUE SQUAD: WE JUST PICKED THAT UP IN THE BACK OF A TAILGATE OF A TRUCK IN NEW YORK THAT WE SAW THAT WE LIKED. EVERYBODY IN THIS DAY AND TIME, IF YOU DON'T HAVE A GOOD ATTITUDE ABOUT SOMETHING THEN YOU'RE IN TROUBLE. AND WE FIGURE THAT WE PROBABLY HAVE THE BEST ATTITUDE GOING NOW.))
SUPER=01-Steve Coleman/Campbell Co. Rescue Squad; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=attitude going now.
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VO-NAT


The truck was outfitted with a 25- thousand dollar radio system this week, courtesy of the Ericsson Corporation.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- two Franklin County companies are hoping to hire new workers. We'll have details.
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VO-NAT

and the Roanoke S-P-C-A has taken in an abandoned puppy--one born without any paws. She's full of energy, though, looking for a home.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Patrick-Henry


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


A member of the Patrick Henry High School baseball team was attacked by three other students at the school this morning.
The victim was not identified, but police say he was severely injured by blows to the head and a bite on the stomach.
The three assailants were all dressed alike in identical plaid shirts, black jeans and white tennis shoes.
The city prosecutor plans to file felony charges against the three ages 15, 16 and 17.
Authorities don't seem to know why they attacked the P-H senior who was treated and released from the hospital.

OBGYN-Bill


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=Women's Health


A measure allowing women to have direct access to obstetricians and gynecologists is now law in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Up until now, women insured by health maintenance organizations, have needed approval to see an O- B- G- Y- N specialist.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But Governor George Allen signed a bill today that changes the H- M- O structure.
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SOT 00:00:40
IN Q=Why spend the time

((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: WHY SPEND THE TIME IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR THE APPOINTMENT? WHY SPEND THE MONEY ON TOP OF IT ALL TO SEE THAT PHYSICIAN WHO WILL THEN SAY "NOW YOU CAN GO ON TO THE FOLLOW UP VISIT." ))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=follow up visit
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VO-NAT


The Governor signed other medical bills today... including one that extends hospital stays for mothers and their newborn children.
Another law provides coverage for pap smears and mammograms.
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Mobile-Homes


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=None


Statistics show 25 percent of all new homes are a product of manufactured housing.
And two Franklin County operations are reaping the benefits.
Scott Prince reports.
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SOT
IN Q=They're not
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Joe Campbell/Mod-U-Kraf; :23
SUPER=@Scott2; :45
SUPER=01-Macon Sammons/Franklin Co. Administrator; 1:09
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=S.P. News- 7, Franklin County

Natsound-- hammering/pounding
((They're not just building homes... they're building the economic future of Franklin County.
Both Mod-U-Kraf and Fleetwood have been hammering out manufactured houses for more than two decades.
Now both are expanding their operations, and adding additional plants at the Franklin County and Rocky Mount Industrial Park.
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SOT 10:47:08
IN Q=This plant

((JOE CAMPBELL/MOD-U-KRAF: THIS PLANT IS SMALL. WE NEED THE PRODUCTION SPACE. WE'RE BUILDING A LOT OF BIGGER HOUSES. THE MARKET HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE YEARS SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO BUILD THIS KIND OF PRODUCT ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=kind of product


Once the new 3- million dollar facility opens, Campbell estimates production at Mod-U-Kraf will increase by four times its current rate.
And more work means more jobs.
The company plans to double its production staff to about 120 employees.
Meanwhile, just down the hill, Fleetwood is nearing completion on ITS new multi- million dollar plant.
The national mobile home manufacturer will ALSO hire an additional 50 to 60 workers... and that number could reach 200 hundred over the next couple of years.
Combined, Fleetwood and Mod-U-Kraf are making a 10- million dollar investment, potentially bringing in 50 to 60 thousand additional tax dollars to Franklin County.
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SOT 14:33:18
IN Q=Taken all

((MACON SAMMONS/FRANKLIN COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR: TAKEN ALL TOGETHER, IT'S A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON THE COUNTY TO THE POSITIVE SIDE. ))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=positive side


Both Mod-U-Kraf and Fleetwood say they'll continue manufacturing operations at their current sites.
Meanwhile, their second homes should be ready in June.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Franklin County.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


The stock market had the day off for Good Friday.
There's more to come on News 7 at Six--including Patrick Evans with a live report from Explore Park as another season of events gets underway.
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VO-NAT


And the hunt for the fabled Beale's Treasure--one man continues his search. It's painstaking work but he thinks it will be well worth it.
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Footless-pup


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

Roanoke veterinarians say a puppy born without paws will be able to live a fairly normal life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This lab mix pup was found in a local dumpster about three days ago and taken to the Roanoke SPCA.
The staff there says she has no problem running around but will not be able to do a lot of walking on concrete, or jumping for frisbees.
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IN Q=She has no

((AL ALEXANDER/ROANOKE SPCA: SHE HAS NO SHOCK ABSORBERS BEING WITHOUT FEET. AS SHE GETS OLDER AND HEAVIER, HER LEGS ARE LIKE POSTS.))
SUPER=01-Al Alexander/Roanoke SPCA;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=are like posts.
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VO-NAT


Veterinarians predict she'll get to be about 40 pounds and be knee height. She'd be best with a quiet family with a small, fenced- in backyard with limited concrete.
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Beale-Treasure


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=None


Ed Easterling has written a book, chosen a likely spot, and now he's hoping to prove that the Beale Treasure is not just an elaborate hoax.
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SOT
IN Q=It would be real easy to miss it

((ED EASTERLING/TREASURE HUNTER: IT WOULD BE REAL EASY TO MISS IT. THAT'S WHY YOU WANT TO TAKE YOUR TIME AND DO IT RIGHT.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=and do it right.
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**Keith on eng***
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The Roanoke Postal Worker has identified 25 acres in Bedford County, where he believes the legendary cache of silver, gold and jewels may be buried.
He has assembled a team of treasure hunters... and beginning this weekend they will fan out with sensitive metal detectors to cover the terrain.
And Easterling says he's nervous about the prospects for his hunt.
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SOT
IN Q=You know

((ED EASTERLING: YOU KNOW MEL FISHER SPENT 16 YEARS SEARCHING FOR THE ATOCHA. AND I'M SURE THERE WERE TIMES WHEN HE WAS DISCOURAGED AND YOU KNOW "WE'RE NEVER GOING TO FIND THIS THING." I'M A LITTLE BIT QUEASY ABOUT IT. I GET BUTTERFLIES, BUT YET I'M EXCITED BECAUSE I REALIZE THERE'S THE POTENTIAL THAT IT COULD BE BURIED HERE.))
SUPER=01-Ed Easterling/Treasure Hunter;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=could be buried here.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


Easterling doesn't want to rush the search. Working on weekends, he says it may take up to two years to determine whether or not the Beale treasure is buried on the property.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming your way tonight in sports, the Chief looks to enter the record book against Jordana and the Bulls.
John Deere tractors will be a on the trail of this year's Tour DuPont.
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VO-NAT eng#


And I'll tell you what Dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace are doing racing on this road course in Japan.
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S-Japan


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


Normally at this time on Friday afternoon's we're talking about Winston Cup Busch Qualifying results.
But the Easter weekend is traditionally provides some time off for the drivers and their families.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Suzuka City, Japan; :00


But Dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace may be a little late getting back home for the Easter Egg hunt.
The two drivers have spent most of this week in of all places -Japan.
Dale and Rusty spent a couple of days in Suzuka City testing tires on a road course for Goodyear.
A select group of Winston Cup drivers will stage the first ever stock car race in Japan on November 24th in the Suzuka Thunder Special.
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IN Q="I really...

((RUSTY WALLACE/DRIVER - PENSKE FORD:)) ((DALE EARNHARDT/DRIVER - GOODWRENCH CHEVY:))
SUPER=01-Rusty Wallace/Driver - Penske Ford; :00
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Driver - Goodwrench Chevy; :16
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=...TIME HERE."
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The Japanese also have a Ford Thunderbird ready to race at the track, although right now it's a two seater so, curious about racing can get an upclose look inside the car.
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S-Parish


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-3
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets host the Chicago Bulls in a game they desperately need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive in the East.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


The Game is also big for center Robert Parish. The 42 year old enter, who is also a grandfather will play in his one thousandth, five hundred and 60th game tonight.
That will tie him for the all-time record with Kareem Abdul Jabbar.
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IN Q="wHAT MAKES ME...

((ROBERT PARISH/HORNETS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Robert Parish/Hornets Center; :00 quick!!!!
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=...IN THE PLAYOFFS."
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


Local baseball fans will have to wait until Monday to get their first look at the Avalanche in action. Salem begins the season tonight, on the road, against Prince William in a three game series. The team's first home game is Monday, but beginning the season on the road does have its advantages.
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IN Q="Opening

((BILL MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :00
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=...three weeks"
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S-Skins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


The Washington Redskins are on the verge of signing the pass rusher they so desperately need.
The Washington Post says Pro Bowl defensive lineman Sean Gilbert of the St.Louis Rams is likely headed to the Skins in exchange for the Redskins first-round draft pick and other considerations.

S-Dupont


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=TOUR DUPONT


The 1996 Tour DuPont will again be making its way into the Roanoke Valley in exactly one month.
Stage five of the tour will wrap up in downtown Roanoke on Sunday May 5th.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


This morning event organizers held a newsconference to talked about some of the events surrounding the tour that will allow area cycling fans to get involved - like a golf tournament, a bike rodeo and and a tricycle race sponsored by John Deere Health care.
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IN Q="This I think....

((MAC MCCADDEN/PRESIDENT - CYCLE ROANOKE VALLEY:))
SUPER=01-Mac McCadden/President - Cycle Roanoke Valley; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...ON THE TOUR."
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S-Cats


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CL-96
GRAPHIC=Hillcats

The Lynchburg Hillcats open their 1996 season tonight against the Wilmington Blue Rocks at 7:05 at City Stadium. Kevin Pickford will start on the mound for the cats, who hope to start the season with a balanced attack.
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IN Q="I think

((JEFF BANISTER/HILLCATS MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Banister/Hillcats Manager; :00
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=...this year"
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Explore


ANCHOR=Robin
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=pev
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Explore Park


The Explore Park celebrates its grand opening this weekend, and we've sent Patrick Evans to check out preparations.
Double Boxes=Robin and Patrick/StarLink


Patrick, I understand there are some new places to go this season at Explore.
Live=Patrick Full/StarLink
SUPER=@Patrick1;
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