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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A dead heat in Virginia between Bob Dole and Bill Clinton.
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VO-NAT


And you've got to want to quit ...to quit... but hypnosis could be the answer if you're ready to stop smoking but can't.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Roy Stanley talks with Symmion Willis the UVa quarterback turned baseball star.
Ferrum's baseball star open play in the Dixie tourney in Danville.
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And Michael Waltrip and the Wood Brothers Ford are in town.
Steve Mason will have a LIve interview with him on the eve of qualifying at Martinsville.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Super weather day as the north winds go away. Now our view to the south reveals rain showers at times on Friday.

VA-Hospital


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=None


A closed door meeting at the V- A Medical Center in Salem has prompted a hospital review of allegations of racial discrimination.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem; QUICK!!!!!!!!


That word comes from Perneller Chubb- Wilson, who met with hospital director John Presley this morning.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Her organization, the Concerned Citizens for Justice U-S-A, has received discriminatory complaints from black hospital employees.
She would not comment on specific cases, but believes the problems do exist.
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SOT 11:25:58
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON/CONCERNED CITIZENS FOR JUSTICE U.S.A.: IT WAS HIRING PRACTICES AND DISCRIMINATION, HIRING AND PROMOTIONS DISCRIMINATION AND HE'S GOING TO CHECK OUT THE LIST OF NAMES THAT I GAVE HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Concerned Citizens For Justice USA;
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VO-NAT


Roanoke City Council candidate Jeff Artis also sat in on today's meeting.
He too feels confident hospital officials will solve any problem caused by racism.
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SOT 11:28:02
IN Q=Dr. Presley

((JEFF ARTIS/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: DR. PRESLEY HAS ASSURED US THAT HE WILL INVESTIGATE SITUATIONS WE'VE PRESENTED TO HIM. AND IF THERE ARE INSTANCES OF DISCRIMINATION, HE WILL TAKE CARE OF IT. ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Artis/Roanoke City Council Candidate;
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OUT Q=care of it.
ANCHOR=keith
SS=None


Doctor John Presley refused to comment on today's meeting.

Health-Sciences


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's College of Health Sciences has a new class enrolled for the fall and its president says the school has enough money to operate for the next couple of years.
Governor Allen cut the school's funding from the state budget and yesterday lawmakers failed to override his veto.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Harry Nickens says that 950- thousand dollars would have helped tremendously, but an increase in enrollment and tuition along with a small endowment will help make ends meet.
Nickens is optimistic that the school will find other funding sources.
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IN Q=What we're looking

((HARRY NICKENS/PRES., COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IS TRANSITION DOLLARS FROM WHERE WE ARE NOW FROM BEING DEPENDENT ON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL AND CARILION TO INDEPENDENCE TO WHERE WE CAN STAND ON OUR OWN. WE HAVE 600 STUDENTS. WHEN WE REACH 800 WE WILL BE ABLE TO STAND ON OUR OWN.))
SUPER=01-Harry Nickens/Pres., College of Health Sciences;
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OUT Q=on our own.
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VO-NAT


Nickens says misinformation about the school circulating in Richmond may have caused its funding to be cut from the budget. He plans to ask the General Assembly for funding again next year.
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Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


Virginia voters are still NOT crazy about President Bill Clinton.
But the downside for Bob Dole
SS=Bob Dole

is that they're actually losing enthusiasm for him as November nears. Ellen Qualls has the results of our latest NEWS 7-Roanoke Times poll.
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SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Dole/(R) Kansas; :00
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:10
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



(( SOT CBS MONDAY 3-4PM FEED 15:48:00

((SEN. BOB DOLE: IT'S TIME FOR CLINTON TO GO. IT'S TIME FOR HIM TO GO BACK TO LITTLE ROCK.))
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FOUR MORE SECONDS BEFORE SHOT CHANGE
Actually it might be time for Bob Dole to come to Roanoke.
In a Clinton-Dole matchup, 45- percent of Virginia voters polled this month like Bob Dole, 43- percent like Bill Clinton, and 12- percent are undecided.
That's a dead heat with a three-and-a-half percent margin of error.
Now compare it to October of last year, when Dole had a more meaningful seven point lead over Clinton.
15- percent were undecided then.
The good news for Dole in the Old Dominion is that only 44- percent of Virginia voters think Clinton's doing a good or excellent job at a time when the President is at a high point in national polls.
More bad news for Dole though if this man enters the race.
Ross Perot pulls just six- percent support in Virginia, but Dole's lead over Clinton shrinks to 43-42, and nine percent are still undecided.
And what if Virginia's long shot ticket mate enters the race on the Dole ticket?
52- percent of Virginians say George Allen should accept the V.P. slot if offered by Dole.
He'd give Dole a marginal boost in Virginia.
SOT STANDUP


But as the pollster points out, if Bob Dole has to pick George Allen to win a state that hasn't helped a Democrat become President in 32 years, he's NOT likely to beat Bill Clinton anyway.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.
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Domestic-Terrorism


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sch
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=None


Tomorrow is the first anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-file tape;


April 19th is also an important date to America's right-wing militia groups.
Three years ago on the same date federal agents raided the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
And on April 19th 1992 the ATF confronted white supremacist Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge in a deadly exchange of gunfire.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Speaking in Roanoke, Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent John Butler says domestic terrorism is on the rise.
Butler says Federal agents have increased security as the bombing anniversary approaches.
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((JOHN BUTLER/FBI SPECIAL AGENT: THERE HAVE BEEN PREPPARATIONS TAKEN THROUGHOUT FEDERAL BUILDINGS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY TO BE ON HIGHER STATE OF ALERT - PROBABLY FOR THIS WHOLE WEEK.))
SUPER=01-John Butler/FBI Special Agent
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=for this whole week
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VO-NAT


Butler says the FBI is especially wary of militia groups which promote white supremacist views. wipe wipe wipe

Dedication


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


A group of Danville students want to ensure no one forgets the pain left by what happened in Oklahoma City.
Last year, students enrolled in the Danville Regional Medical Center School of Nursing planted a tree in memory of those killed.
Today-- they marked the upcoming one year anniversary with a plaque.
Shelly Thompson grew up in Tulsa, but moved back to Virginia several years ago.
She's now studying to be a nurse, but often wonders if she knew anyone who was killed.
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IN Q=Actually

((SHELLY THOMPSON/DRMC NURSING STUDENT: ACTUALLY, MY MOM PLANTED A TREE IN HER YARD AND THAT'S WHERE I GOT THE IDEA THAT I WANTED TO PLANT A TREE HERE AT THE SCHOOL, SHE PLANTED A TREE FOR THE VICTIMS OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING, AND SO I CAN'T TAKE CREDIT IT WAS REALLY HER IDEA. ))
SUPER=01-Shelly Thompson/DRMC Nursing Student; :
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OUT Q=her idea.
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VO-NAT


The people of Oklahoma are aware of the Virginia students generosity, thanks to an Oklahoma newspaper which picked up the story.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- a live report as the Roanoke Symphony makes it official and names its new conductor.
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Also--a Ford executive in Roanoke today talks about faulty ignition switches and the possibility of massive recalls.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Williams


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A federal judge has been asked to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former Danville police officer who says he was fired for being a whistle-blower.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;


In February, Jeffrey Williams filed the 5- million dollar lawsuit claiming he was dismissed for raising questions about allegations of police brutality.
The lawsuit also accuses Danville Police Chief Neal Morris and his Assistant B-C Elliott of discriminating against black officers and creating a racially hostile work environment.
ANCHOR=KEITH
SS=Lawsuit


In a response filed this week, Morris and Elliott deny the allegations.
The two say Williams was fired in December of 1994 for disclosing confidential information about a stake-out by other officers.

Ford


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Ford Logo


Ford says there's no reason to panic about its ignition switches, at least for now.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Federal safety officials are investigating reports that fires have been caused by ignition switches in Ford vehicles, even when they're parked and shut off.
Ford has recalled a quarter million vehicles in Canada, but none in the U-S.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A company spokesman visiting Roanoke says nearly all the problems have taken place in cold weather climates.
Ford will study the situation further before making a mass recall here.
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SOT 12:09:29
IN Q=This is

((JOHN OCHS/FORD SPOKESMAN: THIS IS A VERY DIFFERENT TYPE OF PHENOMENON. WE DON'T KNOW IN THOSE VEHICLES IN CANADA THAT DID HAVE AN ISSUE. WE HONESTLY DON'T KNOW AT THIS POINT WHAT CAUSED IT. AND WE'RE IN A VERY INTENSIVE INVESTIGATION AND THE GOVERNMENT IS DOING SO IN CONJUNCTION WITH US.))
SUPER=01-John Ochs/Ford Spokesman;
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OUT Q=conjunction with us.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Ford Logo


The Fords in question were made between 1984 and 1993.
Ford says owners can pay to have the switches replaced themselves, and if it DOES issue a recall, it will reimburse vehicle owners.

Thomas


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-30
GRAPHIC=Liberty University


Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole will NOT be the graduation speaker at Liberty University after all.
Dole had agreed to deliver next month's commencement address but a scheduling conflict has forced him to cancel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Instead, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will speak to the school's 25th graduating class.
Thomas joins Phil Gramm, Newt Gingrich and Oliver North on a long list of conservative leaders who have delivered the commencement address.
Liberty officials say Dole will be invited back to speak at the school sometime next fall.
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Stocks


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


The stock market gained a little today, after yesterday's big selloff. The Dow was up by not quite two points.
NASDAQ was jumped 15 and a half points.
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Hypnosis


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=None


Maybe you've noticed the recent ads in newspapers for Quitting Smoking through Hypnosis.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


We checked in with one hypnotherapist in the region this week-- she says you have to really be READY to quit for the technique to work.
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SOT 13:31:58
IN Q=A lot of people

((KATHY MAURER/HYPNOTHERAPIST: ALOT OF PEOPLE COME THROUGH BECAUSE THEIR HUSBANDS OR WIVES WANT THEM TO STOP SMOKING, ALOT OF THEM WILL SAY THEIR DOCTOR SAYS THEY HAVE TO QUIT. THE FIRST THING I SAY IS-- BUT DO YOU WANT TO QUIT? SOME WILL SAY ABSOLUTELY. OTHERS WILL SAY I REALLY LIKE SMOKING, AND IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE. IT ALL WORKS TOGETHER THEY HAVE TO HAVE THE WANT AND GOAL DEFINITELY IN THEIR MIND. ))
SUPER=01-Kathy Maurer/Hypnotherapist; :
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OUT Q=in their mind.
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VO-NAT


But government statistics are grim.
Apparently about 46-million smokers try to kick the habit each year.
But only EIGHT-percent are successful-- whether it's using hypnosis, the patch, counseling, or just quitting cold turkey.
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SOT 11:57:27
IN Q=The normal process

((DEBBIE SAMS/ALIVE & WELL COALITION: THE NORMAL PROCESS IS FOUR TO SEVEN TIMES REALLY SERIOUSLY SAYING YOU'RE GOING TO QUIT. I DON'T MEAN YOU GET UP AND SAY I THINK I'LL QUIT TODAY, I MEAN THINGS WHERE YOU THINK THROUGH THE PROCESS, YOU WORK ON THE TRIGGERS, ))
SUPER=01-Debbie Sams/Alive & Well Coalition; :
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OUT Q=on the triggers.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


90-percent of all smokers started before the age of 20.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mst
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight is sports, Ferrum opens play in the Dixie Conference tourney, Roy Stanley talks with UVa's Symmion Willis.
And a lot of folks are gearing up for big racing weekend at Martinsville, including our own Steve Mason.
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke; :00

Steve adlibs toss to the break

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S-Live


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-32
GRAPHIC=Martinsville


Winston Cup drivers are just a day away from qualifying at Martinsville for Sunday's Goody's 500.
SS=Michael Waltrip


Michael Waltrip's best finish at the half mile track is 7th back in 1991.
Double Boxes=Mike and Steve/Microwave


Steve Mason now joins us from Grand Piano at Valley View with the driver of the Wood Brothers Ford. Steve.
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Steve1; :00
SUPER=05-Roanoke; :00


Mike, there are over 20 Grand Piano locations in and out of Virginia and I have the grandest visitor of all right here.
Michael, before every race, drivers are out and about with fans in promotional efforts, how has your visit here at grand gone with the fans?
SUPER=01-Michael Waltrip/Driver of Citgo Ford; :00


Michael, neither the Wood Brothers or yourself have ever won at Martinsville talk about the importance of that and how the testing in early April at Martinsville has helped? ROLL VIDEO OVER SECOND ANSWER!!!!!!
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/April 3; :00
RUNS=:30!!!!
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Qualifying is Friday what will you all do to try and qualify towards the front?

Double Boxes=Mike and Steve/Microwave


Mike, since Grand Piano sponsors Mr. Waltrip, I'll try and bring home a grandfather clock for you and Roy, Mike.

S-Martins


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


Fans looking to catch some action tomorrow at the track can get a whole day's worth for
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pinnacle page just $10 dollars. Winston Cup practice gets started at 11 tomorrow morning. Qualifying begins at 3 o'clock with the top 25 spots up for grabs for Sunday's Goody's 500.
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S-Willis


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=UVA/Tech baseball


Last night at Salem Memorial Stadium Symionn Willis put on a show in leading the Cavaliers to a 2 to 1 win over Virginia Tech.
And Roy Stanley says the former Virginia quarterback may get a chance to showcase his skills in pro baseball.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00
SUPER=01-Symmion Willis/UVa Outfielder; :10
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SUPER=@Roy1; :30
SUPER=01-Dennis Womack/UVa Head Coach; :40
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((Willis quit the football team in the fall after he was told by head coach George Welsh that he couldn't play quarterback.)) ((SYMMION WILLIS/UVA OUTFIELDER: )) ((And it is happening. In his first full season of baseball Willis is hitting 293 with 3 home runs including last nights shot at Memorial stadium.
The Coaches say he's getting better every game and it's catching the eyes of major league scouts.)) ((DENNIS WOMACK/UVA HEAD COACH: )) ((WILLIS: )) ((Roy Stanley news 7 sports.))
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S-Tiki


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-6
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FOOTBALL


Virginia football coach George Welsh has named Roanoke's own Tiki Barber has one of his captains for the upcoming football season.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Last Saturday; :00


Barber, who is a rising senior, was a first team all ACC performer last season.
This year the UVa sports information office is pushing him for the Heisman Trophy.
Tiki is also a first team academic all-american.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold uVA


Defensive Tackle Todd White joins Tiki as the squads other captain.

S-Ferrum


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=DIXIE CONFERENCE


The Dixie Conference baseball tournament is in its second day in Danville, and this afternoon the second seeded Ferrum College Panthers are in the spotlight.
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SUPER=03-Danville/Shenandoah vs. Ferrum; :00


The Panthers were taking on Shenandoah today and they wasted little time getting on the board as big Patrick Muncher the designated hitter crunches one over the Texas Steakhouse sign in left. It's a two run shot and it's 2-to-nothing.
Shenandoah would cut the lead to one in the third with a two out RBI double to center field.
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Right now Ferrum leads the game 2 to 1 in the 3rd inning.
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-4
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets quest to make the playoffs continues tonight at the hive as they host the Bucks.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Fort Mill, SC/This Morning; :00


The Hornets are a half game behind the Heat in the race for the final Eastern Conference spot.
Despite the pressure, the coaching staff was loose at today's shootaround.
Matt Geiger may miss tonight's game with a sprained ankle.
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Roanoke-Symphony


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-25
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Symphony


The Roanoke Symphony is passing the baton to a new conductor.
This afternoon, officials named
SS=David Wiley

David Wiley music director of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra and Roanoke Valley Choral Society.
Double Box=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell reports now from the Jefferson Center where they made the announcement just a few minutes ago.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith, as you reported earlier this week, David Wiley comes to the Roanoke Symphony from Minneapolis, where he was the assistant conductor, the number
three man, in the Minnesota Orchestra.


Today, he accepted the new position and talked at length about his personal history.
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SUPER=01-David Wiley/Music Director Designate;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Today's announcement ends a two- year search for Victoria Bond's replacement.
Two hundred applicants from around the world were narrowed down to five, and now finally to one, David Wiley.
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Live=Joe Full/Microwave


He will join the orchestra immediately and
Double Box=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Keith, Wiley will make his debut on opening night of the 96- 97 season, October 21st at the Roanoke Civic Center. (QUESTION:)