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Up next on News 7 at eleven-
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More than 500 new jobs may be coming to Roanoke. We'll tell you about one company's plans to grow.
The post office is a busy place on this rainy night. We'll take you there live as last minute filers try to beat the rush.
And a deadly tornado touches down in North Carolina.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Robin Reed with our forecast- News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A Roanoke optical company is talking expansion.
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Innotech says it's growing-
That could mean 550 new jobs in Roanoke alone.
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((RONALD BLUM/INNOTECH CEO: THE OPTICAL INDUSTRY IS DEFINITELY GROWTH MARKET BECAUSE THE AGING OF THE POPULATION AND THE GROWTH IS JUST PHENOMENAL.))
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Just what did federal agents find in the suspected Unabombers cabin? We'll find out.
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Plus a deadly tornado strikes North Carolina- One person is dead several others are hurt.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Taxes


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=Tax Day


Tax time is getting down to the wire. If you haven't filed yet, you have less than an hour to do so.
Double Boxes=Keith/Kimberly Microwave


Kimberly McBroom joins us at Roanoke's main post office where people have been scrambling to get their forms in the mail on time.
Kim are there many people still coming in?
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Kim adlibs
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(Question: What other post office branches are open late tonight?)


Innotech


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-23
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A Roanoke optical company hopes to have the blueprints ready for a multi-million dollar expansion within the next eight months.
Len Besthoff explains Innotech's vision is significant growth by the year 2000.
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(( It was anything but an average day on the job for Ken DiRocco and his fellow employees at Innotech.
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((KEN DIROCCO/INNOTECH EMPLOYEE: WHEN WE STARTED WE WERE RELATIVELY SMALL, AND NOW WE'RE EXPANDING AND GROWING, AND EVERY MONTH WE SEE NEW CHANGES.))
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The Roanoke optical company announced it will use 30 million dollars it raised selling its stock to the public to fund a major expansion.
Innotech expects to hire 550 new workers in Roanoke, and 450 in Petersburg to build, market, and sell its hot new product.
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((RONALD BLUM/INNOTECH CE0: WE HAVE A TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS THE INDEPENDENT OPTOMETRIST, OPTHAMOLOGIST, OPTICIAN OR ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO USE IT FOR THAT MATTER, MAKE LENSES IN A SMALLER AMOUNT OF SPACE, MUCH MORE QUICKLY, AND AT LESS COST, THAN ANY TECHNOLOGY THAT'S AVAILABLE TODAY.))
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((Innotech sees itself expanding for two main reasons. For starters, it thinks it has a unique product, and secondly, it says the market for bifocal lenses, that go into making glasses like these, is literally expanding by the day.))
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((RONALD BLUM/INNOTECH CE0: THE OPTICAL INDUSTRY IS DEFINITELY GROWTH MARKET BECAUSE, THE AGING OF THE POPULATION AND THE GROWTH IS JUST PHENOMENAL.))
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Innotech believes it will have to find a new facility in Roanoke to accommodate its expansion.
It says in the interest of shareholders, it will seek state and local incentive funding for the project.
Len Besthoff, News-7.

Unabomber


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net A
GRAPHIC=Kaczynski


The evidence is piling up against suspected Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski.
Elizabeth Kaledin reports on what federal agents found in his Montana Cabin.
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((It may be hard to imagine that such a tiny cabin could yield such a treasure trove of evidence but FBI documents made public today show that dozens of items found in Theodore Kaczynski's small home could link him directly to the unabombing crimes.
The 34 page evidence list shows that FBI agents found assorted chemicals, a pipe bomb and at least four guns.
In addition they turned up a blue zippered sweatshirt with hood and two pairs of plastic glasses- items similar to those worn in the famous Unabomber sketch.
Agents also found names and addresses of corporate executives along with street maps of the San Francisco area and bus schedules. This find could be particularly significant since three of the unabombings took place in the San Francisco bay area and executives were often the target.
This evidence will be added to an inventory which already includes: three manual typewriters and a copy of the manifesto printed in the Washington Post last september. A grand jury will go over the evidence this week- and decide whether to charge Kaczynski with a string of bombings. Elizabeth Kaledin CBS News, New York.))

Dubroff


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=abr
TAPE#Net
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Jessica Dubroff was going to be the youngest pilot to cross the country.
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Instead, she was put to rest today at her hometown in California.
It was a home service - her casket in the backyard with friends, family and even some strangers in attendance.
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((WE CAN ALL USE JESSICA AS AN EXAMPLE TO LIVE LIFE TO ITS FULLEST.))
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Jessica's mother and older brother spoke proudly of her accomplishments, and say they're glad Jessica followed her dream.
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Still to come on our broadcast, Israel continues its attacks on Lebanon,
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and from Lynchburg, we'll tell you how an attempted bank robbery ends as customers and bank employees subdue a suspect.
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Korea


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


President Clinton is in South Korea tonight.
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Peace talks are underway there involving the United States, China, South and North Korea.
The Korean war ended in 1953 with an armistice and no peace treaty.
The hope is unconditional talks will yield an enduring peace or at least settle the strain along the De-militarized zone.
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Lebanon


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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The assault on Lebanon continues.
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Seven people are reportedly dead after Israeli attacks on Beirut.
The United Nations security council is discussing the conflict tonight.
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((SAMIR MOUBARAK/LEBANESE AMBASSADOR TO UN: WE WILL BE ASKING THE COUNCIL TO TAKE A FIRM STAND IN CONDEMNING THE ISRAELI AGGRESSION.))
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Meanwhile Israel calls it an act of self defense.
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((GAD YAACOBI/ISRAELI AMBASSADOR TO UN: WHEN HEZBOLLAH WILL CEASE ITS ATTACKS ON THE NORTHERN PART OF ISRAEL AND ON THE ISRAELI POPULATION, WE ARE READY TO CEASE OUR RETALIATION AND OUR ATTACKS.))
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Israel claims the Lebanese government is not doing enough to control the Iranian backed Hezbollah terrorists living in Lebanon-
Today eight Israeli's were reportedly wounded in a rocket barrage by Hezbollah guerillas.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-27
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A quick thinking bank manager and a customer helped thwart a would-be bank robber in Lynchburg this morning.
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34 year old Troy Nathan Jennings was arrested after he brawled with employees and police inside the First Federal Savings bank.
Authorities say Jennings pushed a teller out of the way and started grabbing money when the bank manager tried to stop him.
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((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: HE WAS APPROACHED BY THE MALE BANK MANAGER, AT THAT TIME A FIGHT BROKE OUT BETWEEN THE BANK MANAGER AND THE SUSPECT, WHO LIKE I SAID, WAS ALONG AT THE TIME. THE BANK MANAGER MANAGED TO LOCK HIM INTO THE VAULT WITH THE GATE AND THE ALARM WAS SOUNDED AND POLICE RESPONDED.))
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Four people, including the suspect and a police officer, were slightly injured in the struggle.
Jennings is charged with two counts of robbery.
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Pulaski-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=Fire


An electrical problem is blamed for a fire that destroyed a log home in Pulaski County this afternoon.
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Officials say the blaze broke out above a front porch light at the Owens Road residence in the Snowville area.
By the time it was reported, it was too late to save the 40 year-old house.
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((LEE SIMPKINS/SNOWVILLE V.F.D. CHIEF: WE GOT THE CALL AND THE PEOPLE THAT CALLED IT IN SAID IT WAS ALREADY COMING THROUGH THE ROOF. WE HAD TWO FIREFIGHTERS RESPONDED WITH THE PUMPER. WHEN THEY GOT HERE THE LOG CABIN WAS TOTALLY INVOLVED WITH FIRE. ))
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No one was home at the time.
The fire destroyed the house and everything inside.
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City-Budget


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


City Manager Bob Herbert says Roanoke neighborhoods will benefit from his latest budget proposal.
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Today, Herbert unveiled a 152 million dollar spending plan that maintains services, funds the school board request for education, and includes a four and a half percent pay raise for employees.
While the budget does not call for any increase in tax rates or fees, Herbert says it does include new initiatives for neighborhoods including the rental inspection program.
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((BOB HERBERT/ROANOKE CITY MANAGER: I THINK THAT ONCE PEOPLE HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT PROPERTY IS GOING TO BE MAINTAINED TO A CERTAIN LEVEL, THEY WILL HAVE THE CONFIDENCE NOT ONLY TO CONTINUE TO LIVE ON THEIR PROPERTY, BUT TO FIX IT UP BECAUSE THEY CAN SEE OTHER PROPERTY BEING FIXED UP IN AND AROUND THEM.))
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Herbert is also proposing changes in garbage collection.
By providing each household with a roll-out container, Herbert believes the city can save money and improve neighborhood appearance.
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City council will approve a final budget in mid-May. A public hearing is scheduled at the Roanoke Civic Center on April 29th.

L'burg-Budget


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-25
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A bright economic forecast is translating into good news for Hill City taxpayers.
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For the third straight year, the Lynchburg city budget calls for a reduction in the real estate tax rate.
City officials say they can afford to do that because other revenues are on the rise.
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((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: THIS CITY IS WELL- FINANCED, THIS CITY IS IN GOOD FISCAL CONDITION, GOOD FINANCIAL CONDITION. WE CERTAINLY DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY LAYING AROUND, ABSOLUTELY DO NOT, BUT IT IS A CITY THAT'S BEEN WELL- MANAGED FINANCIALLY AND WE HAVE CERTAIN RESERVES TO HELP US WITH HARD TIMES IF THEY COME ALONG.))
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The 98 million dollar budget also contains an extra 1 point 2 million dollars in local funding for Lynchburg schools.
A public hearing is scheduled for May 9th.
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Still to come on the broadcast,
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we'll explain why the city of Roanoke is recognized for going out on a limb.
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Landrith


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=Landrith


Republican George Landrith says if elected to Congress he'll never vote to raise taxes.
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Landrith is seeking the GOP nomination- He made the pledge as part of a campaign swing through the Fifth District.
Landrith also promoted his ideas for tax reform, while in Danville this morning.
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((GEORGE LANDRITH/R-FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: FIRST, WE HAVE TO CONTROL SPENDING, I THINK THE BEST WAY TO DO THAT AT THIS POINT IS TO OBVIOUSLY GO THROUGH SOME OF OUR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS THAT ARE UNNECESSARY, AND CUT THEM, WE HAVE OTHER PROGRAMS THAT ARE VERY VERY IMPORTANT, THAT HAVE HISTORICALLY GROWN AT A MUCH FASTER RATE THAN THE ECONOMY HAS GROWN, WE NEED TO SLOW THAT RATE DOWN SO THAT IT GROWS IN STEP WITH THE ECONOMY. ))
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Delegate Frank Ruff and Ron Buchanan are also seeking the Republican nomination.
Rocky Mount state senator Virgil Goode secured the Democratic nomination tonight.

Campaign-Spending


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


Today was the day for candidates to file their fundraising and spending reports for the last quarter.
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In the Senate race, John Warner reports 484-thousand dollars raised, and 778-thousand on hand.
Jim Miller's campaign raised 288- thousand and has 178-thousand left.
On the Democratic side, multi-millionaire Mark Warner reports 300-thousand raised in the last three months, and 152-thousand still on hand.
Leslie Byrne did NOT release her financial figures to the media in time for this broadcast.
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Tornado


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S-Score


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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-3
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The Charlotte Hornets came into last night's action in head heat for the final playoff spot in the NBA's eastern conference.
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Last night Charlotte was on the road in Indianapolis playing a Pacer team that was without injured star Reggie Miller.
The Hornets threw Rice at the Pacers most of the night, Glen scored 30 but couldn't get it done by himself.
Mark Jackson hits the three point prayer at the halftime buzzer, the Pacers
come from 19 down to beat the SUPER=32-Indiana/=90/Charlotte/=87;

Hornets 90-to-87, as Charlotte loses ground in the playoff race.
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S-Heat


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-4
GRAPHIC=NBA


The Miami Heat are in the battle with the Hornets for the final spot and last night they did their part to stay in the hunt by hammering the Nets 110-to-90.
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The Heat won their fifth straight game thanks to a balanced attack led by Alonzo Mourning who threw down 20 points.
In all six Miami players were in double figures including former Maryland stat Walt Williams.
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The Nets have now lost seven in a row, and head coach Butch Beard likely will be fired at season's end.
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S-Magic


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TAPE#-S5-27
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The NBA has handed down its latest disciplinary action, and it isn't aimed at Dennis Rodman. The league will make Magic Johnson disappear the next three games for his tricks Sunday.
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Earvin bumped referee Scott Foster after a no-call in the win over Phoenix. Besides the 3 games, the fracas will cost Johnson 10 thousand dollars.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vb96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


The Virginia Tech basketball office officially released the names of the four players to sign scholarship players with the University yesterday.
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Among the four is six foot seven inch Rolan Roberts from Dumphries, Virginia.
Area fans will remember him from the Potomac-Fleming regional game earlier this year. wipe to pinnacle board.
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The Hokies also have signed Brendon Dunlop a point guard from the Bronx in New York City.
Bill Foster also gets two front court players in 6-8 Rodd Wheeler, and Puerto Rico native Jesus Rodriquez.
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S-Marathon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-2
GRAPHIC=BOSTON MARATHON


The 100th running of the Boston Marathon produced few surprises and a number of repeat winners yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Boston, MA; :00


Temperatures were in the 50's as 38 thousand 706 entrants began the 26 point 2 mile jaunt through the streets of Boston.
But by the end, a familiar face was mugging for the camera in the women's division.
Germany's Uta Pippig became the first woman in history to win three straight marathons with a time of 2 hours 27 minutes and 12 seconds.
American Jean Driscoll won the women's wheelchair division for the seventh straight year.
Switzerland's Hans Fry captured the top prize in the men's wheelchair division.
And the overall winner was Kenya's Moses (TA-NOO-EE) Tanui. Last year's runnerup in the marathon won yesterday's event in a time of 2 hour, nine minutes and 16 seconds.
This is a third straight year a Kenyan has won the men's marathon.
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In one sad footnote to the race, a 61 year old Swedish man died of an apparent heart attack after finishing the event.
Humphry Siesage was pronounced dead at 6:06 last night. An autopsy is planned.

S-Redsox


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=REDSOX/INDIANS


As is tradition on Patriots' Day, the Boston Redsox played an early matinee at Fenway Park.
Today they hosted the Indians, and were stomped 8-to-nothing.
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Former Salem Buccaneer Tim Wakefield had a rough outing today as the Indians ripped him early and often.
Carlos Baerga keyed the onslaught with three runs batted in.
The Indians complete the four game sweep of the Sox thanks to Jack
SUPER=35-Cleveland/==8/Boston/==0;

McDowell, who pitched a complete game, nine hit shutout.
The Redsox have now lost five in a row.
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Sports Tease


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


The streets of Roanoke will be full of bikes in less than three weeks.
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When we come back, Steve Mason will have an update on preparations for the Tour DuPont's arrival next month.
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S-Tour


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-5
GRAPHIC=Tour DuPont


Tour Dupont officials held a news conference today to hype the return of cycling's premier event later this Spring.
Steve Mason has some highlights.
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SUPER=01-Mike Engleman/U.S. Postal Service Cyclist; 1:01
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((The Airport Marriott served as the site for an early morning Tour DuPont news conference. On the agenda; officially introducing 8 new sponsors. ((MAC MCCADDEN:))
May 5th's Stage 5 is no longer a mountain time trial. cyclists will not race the clock, but will now race each other. ((STEVE MASON:)) More prize money. Try 25 thousand more sponsorship dollars than last year. John Deer shelled out a grand for the king of the Mountain Jersey winner. Team U.S. Postal Service cyclists and mountain specialist Mike Engleman hopes to put his stamp on stage 5. ((MIKE ENGLEMAN/2 TOP 10 TOUR DUPONT FINISHES:)) Winners of the Lynville and Cahas mountain sprints also earn a thousand each. The price for winning is high. After stage 5, cyclists face the longest of the tour's mountain stages in the 135 mile stage 6, which turns the beautiful Mountain Lake resort area into an ugly 4 thousand foot monster. ((MIKE:))
Stage 6 finishes on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg. Steve mason news 7 sports.))
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S-Score


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Tree-City


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=NONE


Roanoke is celebrating Arbor Day as a TREE CITY USA.
The honor is awarded by the National Arbor Day Foundation to just a few cities nationwide.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Lincoln Terrace Elementary students packed the schoolyard to plant a Weeping Cherry tree celebrating the award.
A city qualifies as a Tree-City only if it has an urban forester on staff, spends two dollars per person on tree work, has an ordinance to protect its trees, and celebrates Arbor Day with a proclamation signed by the mayor.
Lincoln Terrace has planted 18 trees in honor of Arbor Day.
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IN Q=Its real important that

((BOB BOEREN/VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY: IT'S REAL IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE PLANT TREES FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS, ESPECIALLY IN THE CITY. THEY COULD BE FOR WILDLIFE, THEY SOAK A LOT OF WATER IN AREAS WITH POOR DRAINAGE AND JUST THE BEAUTY.))
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Valley Beautiful donated the newly-planted trees at the school.
It's a local non profit organization that works to beautify the city.
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