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Heironimus

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-104
GRAPHIC=Business News


The sale of a Roanoke downtown landmark is all but a done deal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


News 7 has learned that the Heironimus building is under contract.
Calvin Powers of Vinton signed the deal to purchase the building about a week ago.
The closing date is in March.
Powers declined to comment when contacted by phone this afternoon.
Heironimus had a long history in downtown Roanoke, first coming there in the 1890's.
It closed last January.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Business News


Powers owns several businesses in this area, including The Carpet Shop and Powers Fence in Fairlawn.

Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-103
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Tonight we bring you a little more analysis of the stunning turnaround staged by Norfolk Southern in its pursuit of Conrail, the dominant rail carrier in the northeast.
Len Besthoff has been following the story from the beginning and files this report.
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SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/November 1996; :00
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On Friday Conrail shareholders gave the thumbs down to a merger plan with C-S-X, a rival of Norfolk Southern.
Until the last minute, many analysts predicted C-S-X would win, since going into the balloting, it had more than 30- percent of the votes on its side.
The defeat surprised George Brammer.
He has closely followed the bidding war between C-S-X and N-S for Conrail, since he represents dozens of current and former N-S employees that own its stock.
Brammer says a majority of the Conrail shares are owned by mutual fund managers that wouldn't go along with the C-S-X bid because N-S has a better offer.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS: THE MUTUAL FUNDS THAT OWN LARGE BLOCKS OF CONRAIL CAME OUT OPENLY AND SAID THEY WERE AGAINST, ABSOLUTELY AGAINST THIS DEAL THAT IS BEING PUT TOGETHER BY CSX AND CONRAIL, AND THEY VOTED AGAINST IT IN BLOCKS AND THAT IS WHAT STOPPED THIS VOTE FROM GOING FORWARD.))
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Even after the vote, Conrail has insisted it will not merge with N-S.
But Brammer says if boardmembers continue to refuse competing offers, shareholders just might kick them out of office.
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((BRAMMER: IT'S A LONG PROCESS, BUT CERTAINLY THE SHAREHOLDERS CAN REPLACE BOARD MEMBERS. AND IF THE BOARD AND THE SHAREHOLDERS DISAGREE, THEN YOU HAVE A LENGTHY DISCUSSION AND BOARDMEMBERS CERTAINLY CAN BE REPLACED AND THE SHAREHOLDERS CAN WIN OUT.))
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N-S appears to be showing more confidence now.
In it's latest release it says, whatever happens, we will move forward.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Davis


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE# 96-102
GRAPHIC=Davis, Gil


Republican Attorney General candidate Gil Davis is ending his legal obligation to a Pittsylvania County woman who has a video tape she says raises questions about his character.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file; Quick!!!


Davis, who also represents Paula Jones, has filed papers in Henry County requesting that he be removed as Ramona Hine's attorney of record.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./January 15;


Davis represented Hines in a lawsuit against a Martinsville television station.
This week she released excerpts from a video tape that shows Davis drinking and talking about arranging a playboy magazine photo-shoot.
A spokesperson for Davis said he couldn't comment, because he was bound by their attorney-client relationship.
She said Davis would make a statement when he is removed from Hine's case.
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Haskins


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 97-4
GRAPHIC=Haskins, Junius


A "dreamer, a doer and a friend".
That's how colleagues are remembering Lynchburg city councilman Junius Haskins.
Haskins died of an apparent heart attack during a trip to Washington D-C yesterday.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
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SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Member; :28
SUPER=01-Bob Davenport/Lynchburg Council Member; :46
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(( Junius Haskins was among a group of city officials who traveled to Washington D.C. today, asking for federal help in renovating Lynchburg's old train station.
The group was on its way to see Senator Chuck Robb when Haskins collapsed...efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.
Councilman Carl Hutcherson grew up with Haskins, and played with him around that old train station.
Hutcherson and his colleagues agree it was somehow fitting that Haskins died doing what he loved best.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: AND I THINK HE REALLY WANTED TO GO.. OUR NATION'S CAPITOL.)) ((BOB DAVENPORT/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IF JUNIUS HASKINS COULD HAVE PICKED A PLACE.. THAT HE'D HAVE PICKED.))
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Steve Smallshaw, News 7.))
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Haskins


Starting Monday morning, city flags will be flown at half-staff until Haskins' funeral.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--
Roanoke City decides the future of development on Mill Mountain.
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VO-NAT


And if you leave your dog out in the cold, you could be in for a big surprise.
We'll tell you why next.
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COMM#1


Animal-Control


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


These frigid temperatures can take a toll on your pets and if you don't take proper care of your animals during these times it can take a toll on your wallet as well.
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VO-NAT


Area animal control officers say they've been receiving many calls concerning animals out in the cold with no shelter.
You must provide a place for your pets to seek shelter from the elements or face possible charges.
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Anchor=Eric
SS=None


If pet owners don't heed the officer's warning, the penalty is a 200 dollar fine.

Mill-Mountain


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-1
GRAPHIC=None


The mountain mother nature built has stood the test of time.
Now the Mill Mountain Development Committee is building a blueprint to preserve the area for future generations.
Denise Allen sat in on a "visioning retreat" today.
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SUPER=01-Betty Field/Resident;
SUPER=01-Jim Trout/Roanoke City Council;
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SUPER=01-Carl Kopitzke/Committee Chairman;
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(( Mill Mountain offers more than just a view.
Its development committee members say it's the symbol of Roanoke City's greenway program.
The nine member committee spent the day on the mountain preparing for the future.
City residents sat in to ensure the mountain is protected from over development.
Betty Field walks the mountain everyday and says what happens here is important to everyone, especially since the mountain holds the source of the Crystal Spring water supply.
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City Councilman Jim Trout says keeping the commercial development minimal seems to be the most likely avenue.
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But still the committee has many options to consider, such as a tram to the top of the mountain and general maintenance to the star and park.
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The committee is now prioritizing its options.
They hope to be able to present a preliminary blueprint to city council in a couple of months.
Denise Allen News 7.))

On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 96-91
GRAPHIC=Education


For high school seniors entering their final semester, a big decision is looming ahead--
Where will they go to college?
But perhaps the even bigger question is how will they pay for it?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Financial aid experts at area colleges say there are more sources for funding now than ever before-- the key is to start looking early.
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((DR. JULIE SINA/VA TECH FINANCIAL AID DIR.: WE REALLY ENCOURAGE STUDENTS AS THEY'RE LOOKING AT THEIR SCHOOLS AT THE SAME TIME THEY'RE INTERVIEWING AT SCHOOLS-- THAT THEY AT THE SAME TIME ASK ABOUT WHAT IS THE FINANCIAL AID. WHAT IS THE SCHOLARSHIP POSSIBILITY AT THE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS THEY'RE CONSIDERING. BECAUSE EACH OF US HAS OUR OWN SET OF DEADLINES. EACH OF US HAS OUR OWN SET OF FORMS, AND SO YOU WANT TO BE SURE AT THE SAME TIME YOU KNOW HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION, YOU KNOW HOW TO APPLY FOR MONEY.))
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VO-NAT


Meanwhile, school officials say better access to financial aid is making college more of a buyer's market.
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((TOMMY BLAIR/ROANOKE COLLEGE FIN. AID DIR.: I WOULD THINK THERE'S AN UNDERLYING GOAL IN THE FINANCIAL AID OFFICES IN THE STATE-- THERE IS A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF COMPETITION. WE'D LIKE TO DO THE BEST TO DO OUR JOBS TO PROVIDE THE STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE WHERE THEY'D LIKE TO GO TO SCHOOL, NOT WHICH SCHOOL THEY CAN AFFORD. ))
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SS=On Record


To learn more about finding money for college, as well as long-term financial planning-- tune in to On Record tomorrow morning at 11.

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Mike Stevens will have an overview of your hometown stations broadcast of the Radford basketball game today, the Hokies and rams battle it out in A-10 action,
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VO-NAT


as due four other fellow hokies as Jim Druckenmiller tries to impress the NFL scouts in the senior bowl.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech basketball


Virginia Tech fell to Rhode Island today 73-52 in front of 6 thousand 424 at the Cassell.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Rams vs. Hokies; :00


Tech was gunning for it's third conference win.
The Hokies jumped out to a 7 nothing lead before the Rams closed in, thanks in part to Tyson Wheeler. All of his 15 came in the form of 5 three pointers.
Tech fought back. Ace Custis to Troy Manns; he's gonna drive and hit the jumper for 2 of his 9 points on the day.
Manns returns the favor, giving to Ace, but Custis was held to only 8 points and 11 rebounds in this one.
Keefe Mathews was the only Hokie in SUPER=33-Rhode Island/73/Virginia

Tech/52; double figure scoring, knocking down 10 points, Tech trailed 28-24 at the half.
The rams Michael Anderson tallied 21 as Rhode Island improves to 5 and OH in the A-10, tech falls to 2 and 3, 8 and 7 overall.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Radford


The Radford mens basketball team shined for the WDBJ cameras today as the Highlanders topped Big South rival UNC-Greensboro 72-58 in your Hometown Stations live broadcast.
Lets check in with our broadcast crew at the Demon Center.
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SUPER=01-Eric Bowens/13 Points, 6 Rebounds; 1:45
SUPER=01-Anthony Walker/15 Points, 6 Assists; 1:54
SUPER=01-Randy Peele/Spartans Head Coach; 2:00
SUPER=01-Corey Reed/19 Points; 2:07
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S-Senior


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB96-3
GRAPHIC=Tech football


Virginia Tech's, Cornell Brown, Jay Hagood, Torian Gray,
SS=Jim druckenmiller


and Jim Druckenmiller played in the annual Senior all star game in Mobile Alabama.
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SUPER=03-Mobile, AL/ESPN2; :00


Druckenmiller would try to impress Redskins coach and North skipper Norv Turner.
Druck looked good early, connecting on this 47 yard completion to kansas State wide receiver Kevin Lockett. The perfect touch pass would put the north in scoring position.
But Druckenmiller threw this interception in the roll out to kill the drive.
SUPER=34-North/35/South/14;

Pat Barbes from California, then tied the game at 7 all in the second quarter on this 17 yard TD pass to Alonzo Johnson.
Tiki Barber, James Farior and Jamie Sharper represented Virginia on the South team, Tiki caught this pass from Jake Plummer, but the north wins 35-14.
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S-Chip


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=chip sullivan


Former Hanging Roch pro Chip Sullivan fired a par 72 today in the 4th round of the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic at La Quinta Country Club out in California today.
We learned moments ago that Chip has made the cut.
He's 10 under for the tournament. Chip plays tomorrow at Indian Wells.