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Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-105
GRAPHIC=Fire


An early morning fire has left a Roanoke family homeless.
The call came in around five.
Fire officials say it appears the blaze started near the fireplace of 33-17 Ventnor Avenue.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The blaze did an estimated 35-thousand dollars in damage.
The house is nearly a total loss.
No one was seriously injured, but a neighbor did hurt his hand when he tried to alert the residents by knocking on the windows.
But the owners were not at home.
Officials say they had left the house after smelling smoke.
They told officials they thought the chimney was clogged.
The fire is under investigation.
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NEW-CENTURY


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-107
GRAPHIC=New Century Council


The New Century Council is starting another chapter in its short existance.
Through the organization a volunteer group of citizens has spent years developing a vision for southwest Virginia.
As Denise Allen reports, now the council is reorganizing to start making the vision a reality.
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((TOM BROCK/FORMER NEW CENTURY COUNCIL CHMN.: IN THE PAST WE REALLY HAVE FUNDED AN ORGANIZATION, THE NEW CENTURY COUNCIL. AND WHAT WE'RE REALLY GOING TO FOCUS ON IS FUNDING SPECIFIC PROJECTS WE THING ARE GOING TO HAVE A MAJOR REGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. ))
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The New Century Council has decided to focus on six projects.
They says regional commerce parks will have the most impact on the region.
Developing these parks will allow governments in the region to earn money by investing in an industrial park in another locality.
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SOT 15:39:29
IN Q=what this allows

((BROCK: WHAT THIS ALLOWS FOR US TO DO IS REALLY PROVIDE PRODUCT FOR THE MARKETING ORGANIZATION IN THE REGION TO BE ABLE TO BRING NEW BUSINESS PARTICULARLY MANUFACTURING INTO THE AREA.))
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This shift in direction also includes phasing out full time employees, including that of executive director Bev Fitzpatrick.
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((BEV FITZPATRICK/NEW CENTURY COUNCIL EXEC. DIR.: WE'RE GOING TO DO MORE WITH LESS AND WE FEEL LIKE WITHOUT HAVING A FULL TIME STAFF WE MAY BE ABLE TO USE SOME OF THAT FUNDING IN A MORE APPROPRIATE WAY AS WE CHANGE FROM VISIONING TO IMPLEMENTATION.))
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Fitzpatrick will still work with the New Century Council as a consultant.
Both he and Brock say these are long term projects which could benefit the regions in the decades to come.
Denise Allen News 7.

Inaugural-preps


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=4pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, Bill


School children from around our area will watch history in the making as President Bill Clinton is sworn in tomorrow at noon.
And an area band that hit it big, will hit the stage at the big inaugural party tomorrow.
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SUPER=03-Landover, MD;


Entertainers spent the day rehearsing at the USAir Arena in Landover, Maryland.
Among the entertainers performing for the President, Charlottesville's Dave Matthew's band.
Matthews says he was surprised and excited to be invited.
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IN Q=just to be part

((DAVE MATTHEWS/DAVE MATTHEW'S BAND; JUST TO BE PART OF THIS IS REALLY A NICE CELEBRATION... AND EVERYBODY'S INVOLVED SO IT WAS A SURPRISE. I DIDN'T EXPECT IT AND I WAS LIKE, WHAT? OK, WE'LL GO. SO WE HAD TO CANCEL A FEW SHOWS BUT THAT'S OK.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Warner, John


Another interesting note, it's Virginia Senator John Warner's job to get the president to the podium on time.
If he's even a minute late, the country will BRIEFLY be without a president.

Clifton-Forge


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-108
GRAPHIC=None


Should Clifton Forge revert to town status?
That's the number one priority on the city council's list right now.
As Jay Moore reports, this topic is nothing new for the city of only 45- hundred residents.
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(( For more than 10 years, there's been talk about whether Clifton Forge would be better off on it's own or joining the county.
Like any other city, Clifton Forge faces rising costs and the need for capital improvements.
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((DICK MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MANAGER: WE HAVE A NUMBER OF NEW BUSINESSES IN THE CITY ITSELF AND I THINK CLIFTON FORGE IS EMERGING AS A LIVELIER COMMUNITY THAN IT HAS IN THE PAST.))
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But others feel that's not enough.
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((CAMPBELL: CLIFTON FORGE IS A VERY SMALL CITY WITH PRETTY TIGHT BOUNDARIES AND NOT A LOT OF ROOM TO EXPAND SO OUR TAX BASE IS RELATIVELY FIXED. ))
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Campbell says the public has a misconception when it comes to turning to a town.
A town can still function as an independent entity and provide services.
The mayor says often there's a perception of loss of control.
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((CAMPBELL: QUITE HONESTLY THE FINANCIAL SITUATION OF CLIFTON FORGE WOULD DICTATE THAT THERE'S NOT A LOT OF CONTROL ANYWAY BECAUSE YOU CAN ONLY DO WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD TO PAY FOR.))
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THIS ISN'T THE FIRST TIME CLIFTON FORGE DISCUSSED GOING TO A TOWN STATUS. IN 1993 AN ECONOMIST PREPARED A REPORT SHOWING ALL THE ADVANTAGES.))
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but city council nixed it before residents could get a chance to vote on it.
Some of those members still sit on today's council.
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IN Q=I guess what's changed

((CAMPBELL: I GUESS WHAT'S CHANGED IS SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS HAVE HAD TIME TO SERVE ON THE CITY COUNCIL AND SEE THE DIRECTION THE CITY'S GOING.))
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Both the city manager and mayor agree that residents need to take a look at the BIG picture before making any decisions.
Voters will ultimately have the final say in a referendum.
Jay Moore, News 7, Clifton Forge.))

School-Info


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=School Info.


There are still some schools in our area that are closed or delayed due to the weather. toss to list

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--
Bedford County wants to turn a popular area lake into source for drinking water.
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And the Lynchburg fire department is trying to make chaotic fire scenes a thing of the past.
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Bedford-Water


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE# net; edit 96-54 (Lake Volunteers) & 96-67 (Bedford Boating)
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Bedford County plans to be the first county in Virginia to turn lake water into drinking water.
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SUPER=03-Franklin Co./Last Year;


As an alternative to dry wells and water that's trucked-in, the county wants to build a high-tech water treatment plant at Smith Mountain Lake.
The county has been working on the plan for two years.
Officials estimate the cost of the plant at 750-thousand-dollars.
The county hopes to begin building the plant in the spring.
First, though, the county must get the approval of state agencies.
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Fire-Command


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE# 97-4
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You've seen the images on t-v before.. a building engulfed in flames, firefighters rushing every which way to put the blaze out.
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SUPER=04-File Tape;


Now, in Lynchburg, those efforts are becoming more organized.
The Hill City's fire department is implementing a new strategy that will govern the way its crews fight fires.
Mostly, the incident command plan helps organize the personnel on a fire scene, taking some of the stress off the person in charge of the operation.
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((BATTALION CHIEF LES PUCKETT/LYNCHBURG FIRE DEPT.: WHAT IT DOES IT ACTUALLY MAKES ASSIGNMENTS TO DIFFERENT ENGINE COMPANIES OR DIFFERENT UNITS ON THE SCENE, SO THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHICH ASSIGNMENT THEY HAVE, WHICH JOB OR TASK THEY HAVE TO SEE TO, AND IT LESSENS THE CONFUSION QUITE A BIT.))
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OUT Q=quite a bit.
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SUPER=04-Last Week;


Puckett was busy teaching the department's battalion chiefs the intricacies of the incident command system this week.
It should take effect city- wide by February.
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Blood


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 96-109
GRAPHIC=American Red Cross


An urgent appeal for blood donations from the Appalachian Region of the American Red Cross.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday; :


There's a critical need for Type O blood-- the most common type.
The shortage is attributed to the usual holiday decline in donations-- combined with the continuing spread of flu in the region, and the recent winter weather that forced the cancellation of several blood drives.
To be eligible to donate you must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be in reasonably good health.
You can donate every 56 days.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
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Still to come on the newscast,
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Merger news in the tobacco and railroad industries top this week's economic news.
The News-7 Business Review is coming up.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


A Southside tobacco processor may be on the verge of a merger,
SS=Norfolk Southern

and Norfolk Southern wins a round in the battle to buy Conrail.
SS=Business Review


Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in our area with the News-7 Business Review.
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The chairman and C-E-O of one of Southside's largest employers is stepping down after nearly two decades at the top.
Robert Spilman is retiring from Bassett Furniture May first.
A Southside tobacco processor confirms it's in merger talks.
Dimon is discussing a possible deal with a British concern that would put it on par with the largest processor in the business.
After retiring from Dominion Bankshares five years ago, a longtime banker is back.
John Clarke now has a seat on the board of directors for the First American Federal Savings Bank.
Virginia Transformer has won a whopper of a contract which will increase its annual sales by three to five million dollars, signing an exclusive distribution agreement with a firm from India.
Adelphia Communications has increased its presence in our area, purchasing Booth Communications cable t-v systems in Salem and Blacksburg.
Belk, the new owner of the Leggett chain, is closing two locations in Bedford and Altavista.
The 31 remaining Leggetts will be renamed Belk in the coming months.
Two longtime rivals in the Roanoke-Lynchburg radio market will soon be partners.
Q-99 is buying K-92.
Conrail shareholders have voted against putting a proposed merger with C-S-X on a fast track.
As a result, rival suitor Norfolk Southern says it will go ahead with plans to buy up Conrail stock as part of a richer, hostile bid.
Checking the financial markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed the 6800 barrier, surging 129 points for the week, the Nasdaq composite also had a strong five days, finishing up 17 points.
Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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GRAPHIC=NONE


Wake Forest and Maryland hooked up in the A-C-C this afternoon Radford wins big yesterday at the Dedmon Center.
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And the Bulls and Rockets went head to head in a key match up in the N-B-A.
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S-Wake


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


The Battle for the top spot in the A-C-C took place in Winston-salem this afternoon as second ranked Wake Forest hosted Maryland.
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SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/Wake vs Maryland; :


Dave Odom watches his team fall behind 27 to 8 with 6 minutes left in the first half.
But the Demon Deacons made a run Ricky Peral hits the fade away jumper to make it 27 to 10.
Then Tony Rutland keeps it outside for the three pointer and the lead was cut to 29 to 16.
But the Terps would score the final basket and go in at the half leading Wake by a score of 32 to 20.
Wake opened the second half with a 14 to nothing run Jerry Braswell out side with the Jumper.
But Wake continued the rally here Tim Duncan hits the jump hook the Demon Deacons took the lead by 2 early in the second half.
Then Maryland came back and took SUPER=33-Maryland/54/Wake Forest/51;the

lead but the Terps needed this Loren Profit Jumper at the Buzzer to Beat Wake Forest 54 to 51.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Other winners today were Ferrum, Kansas, Louisville, Xavier and Michigan.

S-Radford


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=Radford Logo


The Radford Highlanders beat UNC-Greensboro yesterday afternoon at the Dedmon Center 72 to 58.
The win knocks the Spartans out of first place and gives the Highlanders a 2 and 1 record in Big South play.
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SUPER=03-Radford/Highlanders vs Spartans; :


The Highlanders shot close to 49 per cent and for the first time this season they hung tough on the boards.
The team has struggled lately but this win is one that will be important down the stretch.
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((ERIC BOWENS/RADFORD CENTER: )) ((RON BRADLEY/RADFORD HEAD COACH: ))
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB97-1
GRAPHIC=UVa Logo


Virginia fell behind early in the first half and never recovered.
Duke routs the Cavaliers at Cameron Indoor Stadium 78 to 59 in an A-C-C match up.
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SUPER=03-Durham, NC/ESPN; :00


Jeff Jones would have to play without Harold Deane, suspended for a game by the NCAA for lacking the necessary class hours.
Duke led 38-21 at the half. Virginia pulled to within 9 right after intermission. Former Patrick Henry star Curtis Staples, gives to Courtney Alexander for the hoop.
Then Jamal Robinson finds the rock, SUPER=33-Duke/78/Virginia/59;

dishes to Staples for two of his 17 on the night.
Duke's Trajon Langdon answers with the hop and the harm, and the Blue Devils drop UVa 78-59.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The Chicago Bulls went on the road this afternoon for a game against the Houston Rockets.
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SUPER=03-Houston, TX/NBC SPORTS; :


The Rockets came out of the blocks hot thanks to some sweet shooting from center Hakeem Olajuawon.
Chicago gets it out on he break Scotty Pippen receives the pass and gets the slam as the Bulls trailed by three.
Houston dominated the inside on this play Kevin Willis goes in for the easy hook shot to increase the Rocket lead.
It took Michael Jordan a few minutes to warm up but he hits this jumper cutting the Rockets lead to three.
The game was close throughout the SUPER=33-Houston/102/Chicago/86/;

second half and Houston goes on to win the game by a score of 102 to 86.
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S-Track


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=Tech Logo


The Virginia Tech Women's Distance Medley Relay team set a new school record yesterday in the first meet on Tech's new Mondo Indoor track at Rector Field House.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :


The Mondo 200 meter six lane indoor track was set up Friday on the start of the Invitational track meet that ended yesterday.
The track is designed with varied banks to allow the fastest angle of run which will improve times in most events.
Its only one of five in the United States and it can only help the track programs at Tech.
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((RUSS WHITENACK/MEN'S TRACK COACH: )) ((LORI TAYLOR/WOMEN'S TRACK COACH: ))
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SUPER=01-Lori Taylor/Women's Track Coach; :15
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OUT Q=..........and field runners."
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S-Racing


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=NASCAR LOGO


An exciting finish to the first race of the Craftsman Truck series. Joe Ruttman the winner of this afternoons Chevy Truck Challenge.
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SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/ESPN; :


Ridgeway's Jimmy Hensley had a good run today Hensley finished sixth in the race in Truck number 43.
But on the final lap of the race Joe Ruttman hits leader Jack Sprague in the rear, Sprague loses control of the truck spinning out as Ruttman went on the inside.
It happened in the corner of turn one and ruttman was able to cross the finish line and win the race.
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((JACK SPRAGUE/FINISHED 15-TH: )) ((JOE RUTTMAN/CHEVY TRUCK CHALLENGE WINNER: ))
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SUPER=01-Joe Ruttman/Chevy Truck Challenge Winner; :11
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ANCHOR=Roy

Stacy Compton came from last place to finish 10-th in his first truck race. SS=Hold LOgo