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ANCHOR=Jean

Up next on News 7-
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One company is growing- It could mean hundreds of new jobs in the region.
A twister touches down in Arkansas.
Plus they're barking and singing their way for a chance at fame.
We'll tell you what it takes to make it on David Letterman's stupid pet tricks.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
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A bumpy evening weatherwise as warm air and cold air collide over our area. Forecast details by region coming up. Medical-heads
ANCHOR=Connie


On Health Check-- an update on the efforts to save lives through bone marrow donations.
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Plus a new reading for the stress test--
a LOW pulse rate may be just as serious as a rapid one.
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A major expansion is in the works for a Roanoke company-- and it could mean 500 news jobs for the area.
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5-Innotech


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#596-07
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A Roanoke optical company sees itself growing in the region.
Innotech Incorporated's framed a plan to hire hundreds of new employees at its Roanoke headquarters and in Petersburg.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff visited the Innotech plant this afternoon.
So Len, how many jobs are we talking about here?
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=21-Len;


Jean Innotech says by the year 2000 it hopes to hire 550 people in Roanoke and 450 workers in Petersburg.
The company has developed a new way to make eyeglass lenses.
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Innotech began researching this new optical production technique in the late 80's.
It began selling the lens making machine known as the Excalibur in 1993...and sales have taken off ever since.
Last month it sold its stock to the public.
It's taking the 30 million dollars raised from the sale to finance its expansion.
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Live=Len Full/Newsroom


Best of all Jean, this is a locally based company, producing locally based jobs.
Double Boxes=Jean and Len /Newsroom
(QUESTION: SO LEN, WHERE DOES THIS COMPANY PLAN TO EXPAND IN ROANOKE?

ALL YOU EVER HEAR ABOUT IS THAT THIS AREA HAS NO LAND LEFT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

5-Taxes


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-05
GRAPHIC=Tax Day


It's the day of reckoning for some and a day of reward for others, but like it or not the deadline to file your federal income taxes is here.
Double Boxes=Jean and Kimberly /Microwave


Kimberly McBroom is at the main branch of the Roanoke post office.
Kim, how is the post office preparing for this annual onslaught?
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Double Boxes=Jean and Kimberly /Microwave
(Q&A: how late is the post office staying open tonight?)



5-Tornado


ANCHOR=Jean
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A deadly tornado ripped through Arkansas-
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At least seven people are dead and thirty others injured.
The storm tossed trailers upside down- and uprooted trees.
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((JUDY WILLIAMS/TORNADO VICTIM: WHEN I SAW THE TORNADO COMING OVER IT JUST FELT LIKE DEATH COMING OVER.))
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The storm knocked out power to about four thousand customers.
Red Cross workers are distributing food, medicine and first aid at various locations.
Arkansas' governor is expected to declare a state emergency for the area.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Straight ahead-- A botched bank robbery attempt in Lynchburg today. We'll have details.
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Also family and friends gather to say good bye to young Jessica Dubroff, killed last week when her small plane crashed in Wyoming.
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ANCHOR=Connie


And on Health Check-- and update on organ donations-- there's a record number of people on the waiting list.
Plus-- the drive to find bone marrow donors-- perfect matches are needed for life-saving treatments. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean
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And a little later---how does your pet stack up when it comes to doing

stupid tricks?
ANCHOR=Connie


David Letterman's holding an audition and pet owners and their four-legged pals are turning out in big numbers. cc sponsor

5-Dubroff


ANCHOR=Jean
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Family and friends are mourning the death of seven year old Jessica Dubroff.
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The little girl is being laid to rest in her hometown of Pescadaro, California.
Jessica, her father and flight instructor were killed when their plane went down in Cheyenne, Wyoming last week.
SUPER=03-Cheyenne, WY/Last Week;


Investigators said the plane was carrying too much weight to take off at a high altitude.
Jessica was trying to set a record as the youngest pilot to fly cross country.
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5-Lebanon


ANCHOR=Jean
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More Israeli attacks on Lebanon.
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Lebanese authorities report seven people killed in the latest attacks.
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- Eight Israeli's were reportedly wounded in the latest rocket barrage by Hezbollah guerrillas on Northern Israel.
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5-Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=ssm
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A Rustburg man is in custody after a botched bank robbery this morning in Lynchburg.
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34 year old Troy Nathan Jennings was hauled out of the First Federal Savings bank after fighting with bank employees and police.
Authorities say Jennings walked into the bank, shoved a teller out of the way and started taking money from the drawers.
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((CMDR. EARL BURNETTE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WENT INTO THE VAULT AREA ATTEMPTING TO OBTAIN SOME MONEY. HE WAS APPROACHED BY THE MALE BANK MANAGER, AT THAT TIME A FIGHT BROKE OUT BETWEEN THE BANK MANAGER AND THE SUSPECT HOW LIKE I SAID, WAS ALONE AT THE TIME.))
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The manager and a male customer locked the suspect in the vault while they waited for police.
Officers had to use chemical spray to subdue Jennings.
He's facing two counts of robbery in connection with the incident.
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5-Campaign-Spending


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
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In the money race for U-S Senate, the Warners are looking good.
Democratic multi-millionaire Mark Warner appears to have a delegate- lock on the nomination.
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Today, he filed a campaign finance report showing his campaign raised 257- thousand dollars in the last quarter, and has 107-thousand on hand.
Underdog opponent Leslie Byrne released NO information in time for this broadcast.
Republican U-S Senator John Warner says he's raised 484-thousand dollars so far in 1996, and has 778-thousand dollars still on hand.
His GOP opponent, Jim Miller delayed the release of his finance form today.
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But Miller did turn over his personal tax forms for the last 11 years and challenged Warner to do the same.
Warner's campaign did NOT, but pointed out that former Reagan budget director Miller is filing for an extension this year-- and has done so before.
Miller says the duties of the campaign trail have kept him from his taxes this year.

5-Landrith


ANCHOR=Jean
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Republican George Landrith is using the public's focus on Tax Day as a campaign tool.
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Landrith is seeking the Republican nomination for Congress in the Fifth District.
This morning, he made a campaign stop in Danville where he pledged to never vote to raise taxes.
The Republican convention is still a month away-- but Landrith says it's never too early to begin campaigning.
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((GEORGE LANDRITH/R-FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: I DON'T WANT TO SPEND SO MUCH TIME FOCUSING ON MAY 18TH THAT WE ALLOW THE OTHER SIDE TO JUMP OUT IN FRONT OF US FOR THE GENERAL ELECTION, WE'VE GOT TO WORK HARD AND MAKE SURE WE WIN THIS ELECTION. ))
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There are two others also vying for the Republican nomination.
They are Delegate Frank Ruff and Ron Buchanan.
The winner is expected to run against Rocky Mount state senator, Virgil Goode.

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ANCHOR=Jean
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Still to come on News 7 at Five-- Are warmer temperatures going to make a return appearance this week? Robin Reed will have the answer.
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And stupid pet tricks hit the road. Pet owners are vying for a chance to appear on David Letterman's San Francisco shows. stocks bump next

5-Stupid-Pets


ANCHOR=Jean
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David Letterman takes his show on the road next month-
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But San Franciscans are already auditioning for a moment of fame- at least for their pets.
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It's the stupid pet trick auditions.
You can find everything from a dancing bird to a dog posing for a modeling session.
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((HE'S GONNA SING TO FRANK SINATRA. AN ENCHANTED EVENING AND THAT'S HIS FAVORITE SONG.)) 10:35:26 ((HEY KILL DAVE- NAT SOUND OF DOGS RIPPING APART DAVE PICTURE))
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DISSOLVE OUT LOTS OF PAD.

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ANCHOR=Jean
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Stick around for more News 7 at 5--we'll follow up on the story of a puppy found in a dumpster in Roanoke. She was born without paws--and now she has a new home.
ANCHOR=Connie


And-- The life-saving benefits of bone marrow transplants.
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For many, it's the only hope-- though a donor is never found.
Coming up on Health CHeck-- we'll tell you how you can help.
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health bump next

5-Organ-Transplants


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
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The number of people who need organ transplants has reached a new high.
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That's according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, based in Richmond.
About 20-thousand organ transplants were performed around the country last year.
The national waiting list last year reached a record 43-thousand.
Currently there are more than 45-thousand-600 patients on the waiting list.
A new name is added to the list every 18 minutes.
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5-Marrow-Donor


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
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And it's not just ORGAN donations that are needed-- but also bone marrow.
Each year, about 30-thousand Americans are diagnosed with serious blood diseases-- like leukemia and aplastic anemia.
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For many, the only hope is a bone marrow transplant.
Most patients cannot find proper matches within their families-- so they count on the kindness of others, to act as marrow donors.
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ANCHOR=Connie


With us in the studio to discuss these efforts is Steve Lovelace, the new director of the Marrow Donor Center of the Virginias.
First of all, how about a little background into how the new marrow helps patients?
How is the donor pool in our region, do we have an adequate list?
SUPER=01-Steve Lovelace/Marrow Donor Center of the Virginias
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Roll over question
What can a donor expect, as far as time, money, and pain?
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You have a marathon-- A "Marrow-Thon," that is, coming up. Tell us a little about that. pinnacle page one

ANCHOR=Connie


Thanks Steve, for coming today.
To get in touch with Steve
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pinnacle page two Lovelace at the Marrow Donor Center of the Virginia's, call 540-985-3512.
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ANCHOR=Connie



5-Stress-Tests


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
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A rapid pulse rate during a treadmill test is a time-proven sign a patient may have coronary problems.
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Now, though, a study suggests a LOW rate may also indicate trouble-- in the form of an increased risk of heart attack.
The researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation say by considering the stress-test heart-rate, ALONG WITH the electrocardiogram and blood pressure, physicians should get a better picture of a patient's risk.
The study is reported in the journal "Circulation."
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ANCHOR=Connie
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And speaking of stress-- it's time now to turn to Mike Stevens-- he's got a jam-packed Two-Minute Sports Ticker.

S5-Tour


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=sma
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your beginning of the week Ticker. Lots of racing news to get to on this Monday so lets get right to it. We start on the corner of Bullitte and Jefferson with Steve Mason. Steve.
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((STEVE MASON:))
((At the age of 37 Mike Engleman is one of America's top climbers who has placed in the top 10 twice at the Tour Dupont.
Engleman will not be alone in his excitement for this year's tour visit to the valley. Why, a much bigger pay day. 8 new sponsors have put up 25 thousand more dollars this year than last. Conceivably ((MIKE ENGLEMAN/U.S POSTAL SERVICE TEAM:))
For the first time since the tour began making annual visits to Roanoke, stage 5 is NOT a time trial and has a traditional finish, a change that could make for an exciting finish. I'll explain at 6, Mike.))
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S5-Marathon


ANCHOR=Mike
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The 100th running of the BOston Marathon took place today under ideal conditions.
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The largest field in the history of the Marathon ran side by side at the start of today's race.
But by the end, the story was much the same, especially on the women's side where Germany's Uta Pippig became the first woman in history to win three straight marathons.
American Jean Driscoll won the women's wheelchair division for the seventh straight year.
On the men's side, Switzerland's Hans Fry captured the top prize in the men's wheelchair division.
While the overall winner was Kenya's Moses Tanui. Last year's runnerup in the marathon won today's event in a time of 2 hour, nine minutes and 16 seconds.
The 30 year old Tanui is also the reigning world champions in the half marathon.
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And as expected the NBA has taken action against Magic Johnson for bumping a referee yesterday.
The league has suspended Magic for three games and fined him 10 thousand dollars.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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More on Magic and more sports coming up at six.
Have a good night everybody. take a break

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ANCHOR=Jean
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ANCHOR=Jean


Bob Herbert says Roanoke neighborhoods will benefit from his latest budget proposal.
Double Box=Jean & Keith


Keith Humphry is in the newsroom tonight with the numbers.
LIVE=Keith/Newsroom
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Jean, the city manager unveiled a 152- million dollar spending plan that maintains services and current tax rates.
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The proposal includes funding for a new rental inspection program...
And it also calls for a change in trash collection that will provide each household in the city with a roll- out trash container.
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LIVE=Keith/Newsroom


We'll have more on those proposals...
Double Box=Jean & Keith


along with budget plans in the city of Lynchburg in one-half hour.

5-Footless-pup


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=sch
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The proud owners of a pawless pup welcomed the new addition to the family today.
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Matt and Pam Lucas of Roanoke adopted the lab mix pup.
Although the puppy was born without paws and needs extra attention, vets are confident in the new owner.
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((BRIGET QUATMANN/ROANOKE SPCA VETERINARIAN: IT'S JUST GOING TO TAKE REAL SPECIAL CARE AND A LOT OF TIME AND EFFORT ON THEIR PART WHICH I KNOW THEY ARE MORE THAN WILLING AND CAPABLE OF PROVIDING. ))
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The pup was found in a local dumpster, and taken to the Roanoke Hospital.
The owners say they are eager to adopt.
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((PAM AND MATT LUCAS/NEW OWNERS: WE'RE READY TO DO WHAT EVER IT TAKES TO HELP HER LIVE A NORMAL, HAPPY, HEALTHY LIFE. SHE'S GOT A LOT OF SPUNK. I THINK SHE'S GOING TO DO GREAT.))
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Pam and Matt Lucas were chosen from 29 applicants wanting the black lab. Calls came from as far as Key West and Michigan. (----------------)