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Coming up on News 7 at SIX, Mother Nature continues to defy the calendar.
The threat of WINTER weather is once again in the forecast.
And a Virginia militia group evokes Governor Allen's name.

Sports-Head


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


Tonight in sports, the Avalanche hopes not to live up to him name tonight during its home opener.
Roanoke Valley Christian wins a big award from the Civitan Club.
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an a member of the United State women's olympic volleyball team was in town today at Raleigh Court Elementary.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
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Snow Advisories are up for tonight, as the temperature falls and some snow is likely. I'll tell you how much to expect, and how long it will linger coming up from the News 7 Weather Center.

Snow


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Winter WX


Well, Easter is over, but Winter apparently isn't--
We've had below normal temperatures for the last few days-- NOW there's a threat of snow for much of our area.
Patrick Evans joins us now with an update on the spring storm. Jean/Patrick Two Shot on Set
Stormwatch

VDOT-Snow


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=SCH
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Winter WX


Because of this latest threat of snow- V-DOT is getting ready.
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Crews are already loading trucks with chemicals just in case they're needed.
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((ALLEN WILLIAMS/VDOT: WE'RE PREPARING AS USUAL FOR A WINTER STORM EVEN THOUGH IT IS SPRING AND WE'VE BEGUN HOPING FOR SPRING WEATHER TO COME IN AND US BE ABLE TO ENJOY PUTTING AWAY OUR SNOW PLOWS AND NOW BLOWERS BUT WE'LL BE READY TONIGHT WHEN THE SNOW STARTS FALLING.))
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VDOT has spent more than twice the allotted budget already.
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PH-Beating


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Four teenagers accused of beating up another student at Patrick Henry High School in Roanoke will face malicious wounding charges.
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The students were originally charged with assault and battery following the incident Friday morning.
The victim, a Patrick Henry senior was beaten, kicked and apparently bitten.
Today in juvenile court, the charges were upgraded to malicious wounding.
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One of the defendants said he did not hit the victim, but was trying to break up the fight.
And parents of the defendants said the young men have not been in trouble before. They say there is more to the story than initial police reports revealed.
Three of the teenagers will remain in custody until bond hearings can be scheduled. A fourth student has been charged, but he was not arraigned today.

Va-Militia


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=ALLEN


The militia movement in Virginia thinks the federal government has gone too far.
So does Republican Governor George Allen.
Now the Virginia Citizen's Militia is handing out a new pamphlet that quotes Allen and uses his name.
Ellen Qualls asked the Governor if he minds.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WONDERFUL. CITIZEN'S MILITIA. IT LOOKS LIKE RECYCLED PAPER THOUGH. It looks nice. DOESN'T IT?))
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Since the Oklahoma bombing almost a year ago, Virginia's militia movement has worked hard for positive p-r.
Part of the effort is new leaflets -- quoting the founding fathers... Jefferson, Hamilton.
And then, George Allen.
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((DOUGLAS JEFFREYS: AND WE FELT IT WAS A GOOD IDEA TO SORT OF UPDATE THAT AND HAVE SOMEONE FROM A SORT OF MORE CURRENT POLITICAL STANDING TO INCLUDE A STATEMENT FROM THEM ALSO.))
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Allen's quote blasts our own federal government as "a government that has defied, and that now ignores, virtually every constitutional limit fashioned by the framers..."
Does Allen mind the militia borrowing it?
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WELL I DON'T KNOW. I DON'T KNOW. TWO CENTURIES AGO, THE CHALLENGES, YA, YA, YA. WHAT IS THIS FROM? I don't know. Might be from your inauguration. MIGHT BE. I DON'T KNOW. IT'S TRUE. IT'S A TRUE STATEMENT.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'M GONNA READ THROUGH THIS. AND I DON'T THINK THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE INSINUATING THAT EVERYBODY MUST HAVE A RIFLE AND A HUNDRED ROUNDS. I THINK THAT'S UP TO THE INDIVIDUAL. BUT AS YOU WELL KNOW I DON'T WANT TO DIMINISH ANYBODY'S RIGHTS.))
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The militia says it's passed out over five thousand of the George Allen leaflets so far.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

GLTC


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=NONE


For the second straight year, Lynchburg bus riders may feel the bite of the budget axe.
Steve Smallshaw reports fewer federal dollars could mean higher fares and a reduction in bus services.
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(( For the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company, it is deja vu all over again.
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((SCOTT LANSING/FORMER GLTC DIRECTOR: BECAUSE I THINK THAT THIS TREND IS GOING TO CONTINUE WITH FEDERAL MONEY AND WE'RE GOING TO BE FACED WITH A SIMILAR SITUATION NEXT YEAR.))
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That was 1995 when the GLTC was staring at a 200- thousand dollar reduction in its federal funding.
Twelve months later Scott Lansing's prediction has come true, and new director Mike Carroll has to make up for a 170- thousand dollar cut.
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((MICHAEL CARROLL/GLTC DIRECTOR: THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF CONCERN ON CAPITOL HILL THAT PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION REALLY ISN'T DESERVING OF FEDERAL SUPPORT. NOW OF COURSE WE DISAGREE WITH THAT, BUT THAT SEEMS TO BE THE TENOR RIGHT NOW.))
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With a 12 percent hole in its budget, the GLTC has come up with some ideas to balance its books.
Among them would be to eliminate all together service on Sundays and holidays and to the Sandusky area of the city... and of course, to raise fares once again.
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((MIKE ROSSER/BUS RIDER: I REALLY THINK THEY OUGHT NOT GO UP ON THE FARES. I THINK THEY OUGHT TO KEEP IT THE SAME, THE WAY IT IS NOW, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE MIGHT CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY MORE ON THE BUS FARE.))
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((Mike Carroll says he understands paying more for less services won't sit well with many riders, but he adds those proposals are not set in stone. Residents will get a chance to air their views during two public meetings, the first of which gets underway Tuesday night. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
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Still to come on News 7, Pulaski County residents will have to pay to get to the hospital,
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and we'll meet three former Liberty Students who are proving they can talk the talk as they walk their Walk. We'll meet D-C Talk in just a moment.
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Pulaski-Ambulance


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=NONE


Pulaski County residents will soon have to pay for ambulance rides, unless they chose to participate in a unique ambulance membership program.
Tracy Altizer reports on the first- of- its- kind program in Southwest Virginia.
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(( Next month, when the Pulaski County Lifesaving Crew or the New River Valley Emergency Squad responds to a call, Regional Emergency Medical Services, Incorporated, set up to oversee the two, will bill the patient about 300 dollars.
For most, health insurance will pick up a large percentage. Officials say it's an untapped resource, since most policies cover ambulance rides, but few localities charge for the service.
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((DAVID SMITH/REMSI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: AMBULANCE BILLING, IF IT'S DONE CORRECTLY, WHAT YOU'RE AFTER IS THE RESOURCES THE CITIZENS ARE ENTITLED TO BY VIRTUE OF THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. ))
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Meanwhile REMSI is selling ambulance memberships for 39 dollars a year per household.
Members won't even have to pay what insurance won't. But Smith stresses non- members will still receive the same care and service.
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((ALL AMBULANCE MEMBERSHIP DOES IS OFFER AN OPPORTUNITY NOT TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANYTHING THAT YOUR INSURANCE DOESN'T PAY. ))
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Smith says the program will free up local government money.
And he says it should improve emergency response by allowing REMSI to hire full- time rescue personnel, recruit and train additional volunteers, and upgrade equipment. suREMSI will begin billing patients May first, and will offer memberships throughout May and June. It plans to have 10 to 12 paid personnel on staff and answering calls by October. Tracy Altizer, News 7.

Glenwood-Elem


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Education


Better test scores and more parent involvement.
The two are probably at the top of any teacher's wish list.
Teresa Hamilton introduces us to a Danville teacher who's enjoying both.
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(( Neat little rows of desks are absent in this Glenwood Elementary classroom.
Pat Bolt has broken from the traditional way of teaching and has no plans to look back.
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((PAT BOLT/TEACHER:I'M ABLE TO PROVIDE A NURTURING, LOVING, SAFE ENVIRONMENT THEY'RE COMFORTABLE WITH. ))
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Bolt attributes her success to the use of a multi-age classroom.
The teaching method combines two grade levels into one. In this case, first and second grade.
Bolt says it works to the students' advantage because the older children help the younger ones.
Glenwood Elementary is considered an "at risk" school.
But over the years, test scores and parent involvement have improved.
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Bolt can't help but bond with students, like Amanda.
Each child who enters her classroom is there for two years.
Individuals desks are tossed aside in favor of a group like atmosphere where the children work on an array of projects.
She says this prompts their imaginations-- there's also more time for individual attention.
Mattie Travis is a volunteer with twin daughters.
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((MATTIE TRAVIS/PARENT VOLUNTEER: WHEN THEY ENJOY SCHOOL MOMMY ENJOYS IT, IT'S REALLY WONDERFUL BECAUSE THEY'RE GRADES ARE EXCELLENT AND I FEEL LIKE IT'S THE ENVIRONMENT THEY'RE IN.))
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Apparently someone else agrees. Last year, the school was recognized by Redbook magazine as one of the best in the nation.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

Stocks


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


On Wall Street today the stock market continued Friday's sell-off as blue chip stocks lost over a percent and a half.
The DOW dropped nearly 89 points.
NADSAQ lost almost 13.
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DC-Talk


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mel
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC= DC Talk #4345;


One of the hottest groups in contemporary Christian music has its roots right here in Central Virginia.
The three members of D-C Talk met while attending Liberty University nearly a decade ago.
Melanie Moon caught up with the trio when the group made a return trip to Lynchburg this weekend.
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DC TALK took the Christian music industry by storm when it arrived on the scene in the late 80's.
Since then the group has garnered a platinum album, a grammy, two gold records, a gold video and is now on a 60 city tour promoting its 4th release "Jesus Freak".
And it all started here, at Liberty University.
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WELCOME TO THE FREAK SHOW AND IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK AT A PLACE WE ALL KNOW TOO WELL, SPEAKING FOR TOBY, KEVIN AND MYSELF.
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This weekend the former L-U students returned to campus, performing at a sold out Vines Center.
(NATS UP 5 seconds)(Help) 8:42;59 TOBY MCKEEHAN:I THINK LIBERTY HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE FOR ALL OF US BECAUSE THIS IS WHERE WE MET. 8:43;11 MICHAEL TATE:IT'S WEIRD, WHEN YOU DRIVE ON CAMPUS I SAW LIBERTY WELCOMES DC TALK, (BUTT BITE COVER WITH SIGN) ANYWHERE ELSE IT WOULD BE CORNY, BUT HERE'S IT WE ARE ITS OUR HOME, WE STARTED HER.
D-C Talk's sound can best be described as eclectic, a blend of hip hop rap, rock, and soul.
It's contemporary christian music that easily transcends into the mainstream,-- the difference the band says lies in the Lyrics. 8:36:10
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TOBY MCKEEHAN: WE FEEL RESPONSIBLE WHEN WE WRITE OUR LYRICS, THERE'S A RESPONSIBILITY IN OUR SPIRITUAL LIVES AND IN OUR SOCIAL STANCE.
(NATS OF COLORED PEOPLE 12:35-41 or 12:39-52)
With songs like "Colored people" D-C Talk is also using the stage to spread a message of racial unity, an idea the band has been committed to since its inception. 8;33 KEVIN SMITH: YOU SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE FROM THE PAST, LIKE MARTIN LUTHER KING OR A MALCOLM X, IT'S BEEN ONE BLACK MAN SPEAKING ABOUT INTERRACIAL HARMONY, YOU'VE NEVER SEEN A WHITE MAN AND A BLACK MAN SPEAK TOGETHER ON THAT PLATFORM.
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And while D-C Talk's sound continues to evolve to different levels, band members say their existence remains the same: to be musical missionaries.
Melanie Moon, News 7, Lynchburg.))
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"Jesus Freak" debuted late last year with the biggest first-week sales ever for a Christian album, 85-thousand.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, an Olympic Volleyball star in in town, an area private school wins the Civitan Sportsmanship award and Steve Mason is
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chilling in Salem at the Avalanche opener. steve adlibs to break
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S-Live


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


The Salem Avalanche opens it season tonight, not with a bang but with the threat of snow! Toss to Steve DOUBLE BOX
SUPER=@steve1;
SUPER=05-Salem;


Steve Mason has the current conditions and some pregame notes from Salem Memorial stadium. Steve Full w/ adlib Roll Cue:
...who's professional career has had some rough spots.
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Steve out on two shot for one question interview!!
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Steve wraps up and tosses back to Mike

S-Civitan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=civitan award


The Civitan Club of Roanoke, which for many years has rewarded an area high school football for its outstanding sportsmanship, is now giving equal time to the ladies.
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The club has only about 10 percent female membership and ironically it was one of the male members who said it was time to honor girls' sportsmanship.
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((BETTY JO ANTHONY/CIVITAN SPORTSMANSHIP CHAIRPERSON:))
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Last year Carroll County won the award, this year Roanoke Valley Christian takes the honor.
Bobby Dixon's team won 20 games, the Blue Rodge Conference championship and a lot of respect this season.
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((BOBBY DIXON/R.V.C. HEAD COACH:))
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The Club also gave a $500 scholarship to Gina Guthrie, the team's freshman point guard, who averaged 15 points a game this past season.
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S-Volley


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


The United States women's volleyball team will at the Roanoke Civic Center next Friday night, April 19th, battling the Russian National team as their preparations for Summer Olympic games continue.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00


This morning, the United States' most valuable player, middle blocker, Paula Weishoff, literally put on clinic at Raleigh Court Elementary school.
Children in the YMCA's Magic Place program learned the basics today, but next Friday area fans can learn more than that at USA-Russia match.
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((PAULA WEISHOFF/USA MIDDLE BLOCKER:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Tickets are available at the Roanoke Civic center box office. Wx-Tape SUPER=305-46/30/89/1959/25/1990/46/32/58/W 6mph/29.92/R;