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Fire destroyed a home in Blacksburg last night.
Officials say the blaze started in the chimney flue.
A neighbor noticed the flames and called 9-1-1 around 11-30 last night.
The rear section of the house was fully involved when fire fighters arrived.
No one was home at the time.
Officials estimate the damage at 30-thousand dollars.
And say the single family house was probably being rented by college
A political newcomer is challenging a longtime Roanoke County Supervisor.
Joseph McNamara is hoping to win the G-O-P nomination in the Windsor Hills
District from fellow Republican, Lee Eddy.
McNamara announced his candidacy today at his Roanoke County ice cream and
He says government spending, economic development and school overcrowding
are the top issues.
IN Q=i think we
((JOSEPH MCNAMARA/R-CANDIDATE ROANOKE CO. SUPERVISORS: I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE
A CHANGE. WE NEED TO HAVE A COMMITTMENT OF FOLKS IN SOUTHWEST COUNTY AND FOLKS
IN THE WHOLE COUNTY TO DEVELOP OUT CHILDREN, TO SEND THEM FORWARD INTO THE 21ST
SUPER=01-Joseph McNamara/(R) Cand. Roanoke Co. Supervisors;
OUT Q=IN THE 21ST CENTURY
McNamara is trying to unseat Lee Eddy who has served on the Board since
He also served on the board in the late sixties.
Eddy also sees school overcrowding as a major issue.
IN Q=I'M VERY PLEASED
((LEE EDDY/ROANOKE COUNTY SUPERVISOR: I'M VERY PLEASED WITH THE BLUE RIBBON
COMMITTEE THAT'S LOOKING AT THE NEEDS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. AND THEY WILL
MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THEN THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
WILL COME UP WITH A FUNDING PACKAGE THAT I HOPE WILL REALLY ADDRESS THE VARIOUS
NEEDS WE HAVE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY.))
OUT Q=THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY
The nomination is expected to be made at a mass meeting in May.
The general election is November 4th.
TAPE# net; 96-87(election) & 96-81 voter
A legislative committee's action today ensures that the voting process will
remain quick and easy.
The Privileges and Elections Committee voted to kill a bill that would have
required voters to show identification at the polls.
Voters could have also signed a statement attesting to their identity.
Proponents of the bill said it would protect against voter fraud, but
opponents said it would slow the voting process and discourage participation.
The vote was eight-to-seven.
TAPE# net; edit 95-28 (horse racing)
A House of Delegates Committee today endorsed a bill extending the deadline
for racing at Virginia's first parimutuel horse racing track.
The General Assembly last year passed a law that said Colonial Downs must
open by July first.
Otherwise, the track would have to shut down its two off-track betting
The House General Laws Committee voted eleven-to-three this morning to
extend the deadline to September first.
Track officials say the extension is necessary because bad winter weather
could delay construction.
Imagine living or doing business downstream from someone who was just issued
a pollution permit, and not being able to do a thing about it.
Up until earlier this week, this was the case in Virginia
It was the only state in the U-S where citizens could not challenge
pollution permits in court.
But on Tuesday the U-S Supreme Court ruled the Commonwealth cannot limit the
rights of Virginians to have their say in these environmental matters.
This comes as a relief to groups like Friends of the Rivers of Virginia.
It's part of a coalition that has fought this restriction for almost seven
IN Q=If you're
((BILL TANGER/FRIENDS OF THE RIVERS OF VA: IF YOU'RE A DOWNSTREAM OR A DOWNWIND
PERSON FROM SOMEONE WHO IS POLLUTING THE AIR OR POLLUTING THE WATER, YOU SHOULD
HAVE THE ABILITY TO, IF IT IMPACTS YOU, TO GO TO COURT AND TO APPEAL THE
DECISION MADE BY THE STATE THAT ALLOWED THAT POLLUTION. AND UP UNTIL THIS
POINT THAT WASN'T POSSIBLE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Tanger/Friends of the Rivers of VA;
OUT Q=wasn't possible.
In 1993 the U-S Environmental Protection Agency rejected Virginia's proposed
air permitting program, saying the restrictive requirements violated the Clean
A legal battle ensued between the state and the E-P-A, which eventually
resulted in the issue going front of the Supreme Court.
There was one big winner in last night's 46 million-dollar Big Game drawing.
The numbers were twelve, 17, 27, 30, 39 and money ball seven.
The winning ticket was purchased in Michigan.
There were seven 150-thousand-dollar winners.
Those tickets were purchased in Virginia, Illinois and Georgia.
Next Friday's Big Game jackpot is estimated at five million-dollars.
The past few weeks have been busy ones in the bidding war between N-S and
C-S-X for Conrail.
Len Besthoff spoke with people looking at the situation from some different
IN Q=One thing
SUPER=01-Louis Newton/Retired NS Employee; :10
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Stockbroker-Edward Jones; :55
SUPER=01-Anne Piedmont/Economic Development Partnership; 1:24
OUT Q=LB, News-7.
One thing that's clear is that Conrail has a lot of valuable routes N-S and
C-S-X want to get their hands on...like the old Pennsylvania Railroad route.
IN Q=It connects
((LOUIS NEWTON/RETIRED NS EMPLOYEE: IT CONNECTS THE MOST DIRECT ROUTE BETWEEN
THE MIDWEST AND THE NEW JERSEY/NEW YORK AREA. Like Chicago? NEWTON: LIKE
CHICAGO, SAINT LOUIS AND SO FORTH. What port does it connect to? Newark?
NEWTON: TO PHILADELPHIA AS WELL AS THE PORT OF NEW YORK. THEN THE OTHER MAJOR
ROUTE IS THE OLD NEW YORK CENTRAL WATER LEVEL ROUTE. EAST FROM SAINT LOUIS AND
CHICAGO THROUGH CLEVELAND, BUFFALO AND INTO THE NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK AREA.))
SUPER=01-Louis Newton/Retired NS Employee;
OUT Q=New Jersey, New York area.
People who watch the financial markets believe there's lots of dealmaking
ability left in all three camps.
IN Q=We're sort
((BEN HARTMAN/STOCKBROKER-EDWARD JONES: WE'RE SORT OF IN A HOLDING PATTERN.
AS FAR AS WHAT'S GOING TO TAKE PLACE NEXT. WHEN WILL THE NEXT SHAREHOLDER
MEETING BE? WHAT WILL BE THE OUTCOME? WILL ONE OF THE RAILROADS SWEETEN THE
DEAL? WILL THERE BE A MEETING AS THIS LETTER MAY IMPLY THAT THERE WILL BE A
MEETING OF THE THREE RAILROADS? SO IT'S SORT OF A WAIT AND SEE PERIOD RIGHT
NOW I THINK FOR SHAREHOLDERS.))
SUPER=01-Ben Hartman/Stockbroker-Edward Jones;
OUT Q=I think for shareholders.
Meanwhile, folks in N-S strongholds like southwest and central Virginia,
wonder how the final outcome will ultimately impact their local economies.
IN Q=I like you
((ANNE PIEDMONT/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP: I, YOU SAID, HAVE HEARD,
EVERYTHING FROM A WEAKENED NORFOLK SOUTHERN IS GONNA LOSE AND GET GOBBLED UP BY
SOMEBODY ELSE AND THAT'S THE END OF THE RAILROAD IN ROANOKE ALL THE WAY UP TO
WOULDN'T IT BE GREAT IF NORFOLK SOUTHERN WON AND GOT ALL OF CONRAIL AND
INCREASED ITS ROUTES AND LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.))
SUPER=01-Anne Piedmont/Economic Development Partnership;
OUT Q=ever after.
For more watch On Record Sunday morning at 11. Len Besthoff, News-7.
Soft Music Under
Coming up next on the broadcast,
if your pet's been on pins and needles because of medical problems, you may
want to check out some alternative veterinary medicine.
MUSIC UP FULL
If your best friend isn't feeling well you may suggest acupuncture or a
And if your best friend is a dog or cat you can now consider those same
Denise Allen has more on alternative veterinary medicine.
IN Q=This dog is
SUPER=01-Dr. Mary Beth Leininger/American Vet. Medicine. Assn.; :13
OUT Q=News 7
(( This dog is getting treatment for hip dysplasia--a disorder which makes it
painful for the animal to walk.
He's receiving acupuncture--the stimulation of certain pressure points by
small needles--which doctors say will ease his pain.
IN Q=i think what
((DR. MARY BETH LEININGER/AMERICAN VETERNARY MEDICINE ASSN: I THINK WHAT THESE
THERAPIES DO IS GIVE VETERINARIANS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE ANIMALS
NON-INVASIVE TREATMENT THAT COULD WORK IN ADDITION TO WESTERN MEDICINE.))
OUT Q=western medicine
Another alternative medical treatment that's becoming popular with
veterinarians is chiropractic techniques.
Here the doctor manipulates and adjusts specific joints.
Massage therapy is also used on pets.
IN Q=message therapy
((MESSAGE THERAPY IS MORE FOR MUSCLE INJURIES AND STRAIN AND STIFFNESS. THAT
DOES MAKE A LITTLE SENSE WHETHER OR NOT IT WILL ALTER A DISEASE PROCESS, THE
JURY IS STILL OUT.))
OUT Q=IS STILL OUT
Leininger says the pet owner should check with the family vet before seeking
out any ot these alternative treatments.
IN Q=THEY AREN'T
((THEY AREN'T TAUGHT IN THE PROFESSIONAL VET SCHOOLS AND BECAUSE OF THAT
THERE'S A LITTLE LESS ABILITY TO SHOW THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY PERFORMING
THEM HAVE A LOT OF EXTRA TRAINING.))
OUT Q=OF EXTRA TRAINING
Leininger says these alternative treatments and other research are helping
four-legged family members live longer.
Denise Allen News 7.))
And coming up, The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College were on the Hardwood this
afternoon Page Moirs men's team is number one in the South Region.
And Highlights from this afternoon's A-C-C action right here on your
The Lady Maroons of Roanoke College were at home this afternoon facing
Maryville College, The team that knocked them out of the 1996 NCAA tournament.
SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Maryville; :
Susan Dunagan setting up a play after a time out.
and the Ball goes to Suzanne Moore who hits the three pointer from the
corner giving Roanoke the Early lead.
Then the Lady Maroons hit the boards Sarah Dingledine getting the rebound
and putting it back in for the score.
The Scotts played the outside game Beverly Yaksich pulls up and hits the
jumper but the Lady Scotts trailed 26 to 17.
Roanoke continued to take it SUPER=33-Roanoke/69/Maryville/67/; inside
Moore passes to Cheryl Rhodes for the layup and Roanoke goes on to win the game
69 to 67.
The latest South Region poll ranks the Roanoke Mens basketball team number
The Maroons are lead by a select group of seniors who are applying their past
experiences to reach new heights. Steve Mason explains.
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Salem/This Season; :00
SUPER=04-1993-94 Season; :21
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Head Coach; :33
SUPER=01-Kevin Martin/Roanoke Assistant Coach; :47
SUPER=01-Jason Bishop/Maroon Senior Guard; 1:26
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
((Preparing for the future, whether the next practice, the next game, the
next tournament, or the next season; that is part of every coaches job. But at
least in one respect, Page Moir and his 1997 Maroons can look to the past for
clues on how win.
5 players and assistant coach Kevin Martin were integral parts to the
1993-94 Hillairy Scott lead Maroons that went 26 and 2, and lost in it's first
NCAA tournament game.
But that loss might just have yielded countless wins in the future.
Especially this year where the maroons have already beaten ODAC power
Bridgewater handily and downed Va. Weslyan twice.
The Maroons went to the sweet 16 a season ago, and a trip back and an
extended visit is the only thing that will make this team smile, Steve Mason,
news 7 sports.))
Wake Forest was back in the A-C-C this afternoon as the Seminoles of
Florida State made a stop in Winston Salem.
SUPER=03-Winston Salem, NC/JP-RAYCOM SPORTS; :
Dave Odom trying to get his team back in the game.
Wake trailed by 11 until Tony Rutland entered the game and hit the three
pointer to make it 23 to 15.
Tim Duncan then lead a 13 to 2 run here he scores inside cutting the lead
The Seminoles came back and James Collins hit the three to make it 28 to
28 at the half.
Florida State's James Collins opened the second half with a three pointer
and The Noles led 31 to 28.
But watch Duncan take it inside and pass to Loren Woods for the hoop
cutting the lead to one.
The game remained close throughout SUPER=33-Wake Forest/61/Florida
State/58/;the second half and Wake Forest goes on to win it 61 to 58.
In Atlanta, Georgia Tech rallied in the second half to beat N.C. State 54 to
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/JP-RAYCOM; :
Bobby Cremins and the Yellow Jackets looking for the win at home.
Early in the first half State's Damon Thornton hits the jumper cutting the
lead to two
The Yellow Jackets push it outside for the three pointer but went in at
the half trailing by one.
The Wolfpack increased its lead to five when C.C. Harrison pulls up and
hits this tree pointer.
But Georgia tech took the lead with 4 minutes left in the game Matt
Harpring hits this three to make it 46 to 45.
And the Yellow Jackets got two SUPER=33-Georgia Tech/54/N.C.
State/53/;big baskets from Eddie Elisma to hold off the Wolfpack 54 to 53.
In the Big South Radford beat Coastal Carolina 77 to 72. Eric Bowens had