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B'Burg-FIRE


ANCHOR=ERIC
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TAPE# 97-1
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Fire destroyed a home in Blacksburg last night.
Officials say the blaze started in the chimney flue.
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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 students.
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County-Supers


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
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TAPE# 97-2
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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.
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McNamara announced his candidacy today at his Roanoke County ice cream and candy shop.
He says government spending, economic development and school overcrowding are the top issues.
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((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 CENTURY.))
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McNamara is trying to unseat Lee Eddy who has served on the Board since 19-90.
He also served on the board in the late sixties.
Eddy also sees school overcrowding as a major issue.
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((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.))
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The nomination is expected to be made at a mass meeting in May.
The general election is November 4th.

Voting


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A legislative committee's action today ensures that the voting process will remain quick and easy.
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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.
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Colonial-Downs


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A House of Delegates Committee today endorsed a bill extending the deadline for racing at Virginia's first parimutuel horse racing track.
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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 parlors.
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.
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Standing-Law


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE# 97-6
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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.
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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 years.
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((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.))
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In 1993 the U-S Environmental Protection Agency rejected Virginia's proposed air permitting program, saying the restrictive requirements violated the Clean Air Act.
A legal battle ensued between the state and the E-P-A, which eventually resulted in the issue going front of the Supreme Court.

Big-Game


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There was one big winner in last night's 46 million-dollar Big Game drawing.
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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.

On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
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TAPE# 97-4
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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 perspectives.
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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.
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((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.))
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People who watch the financial markets believe there's lots of dealmaking ability left in all three camps.
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((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.))
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Meanwhile, folks in N-S strongholds like southwest and central Virginia, wonder how the final outcome will ultimately impact their local economies.
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((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.))
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For more watch On Record Sunday morning at 11. Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
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Coming up next on the broadcast,
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if your pet's been on pins and needles because of medical problems, you may want to check out some alternative veterinary medicine.
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Pet-Health


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If your best friend isn't feeling well you may suggest acupuncture or a chiropractor.
And if your best friend is a dog or cat you can now consider those same options.
Denise Allen has more on alternative veterinary medicine.
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(( 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.
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((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.))
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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.
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((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.))
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Leininger says the pet owner should check with the family vet before seeking out any ot these alternative treatments.
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((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.))
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Leininger says these alternative treatments and other research are helping four-legged family members live longer.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Sports Tease


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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.
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And Highlights from this afternoon's A-C-C action right here on your hometown Station.
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S-Maroons


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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.
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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.
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S-Roanoke


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The latest South Region poll ranks the Roanoke Mens basketball team number 1.
The Maroons are lead by a select group of seniors who are applying their past experiences to reach new heights. Steve Mason explains.
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((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. ((PAGE:)) ((KEVIN MARTIN:)) Especially this year where the maroons have already beaten ODAC power Bridgewater handily and downed Va. Weslyan twice. ((STEVE MASON:)) ((JASON BISHOP:))
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.))
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S-Wake


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Wake Forest was back in the A-C-C this afternoon as the Seminoles of Florida State made a stop in Winston Salem.
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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 to six.
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.
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State/58/;the second half and Wake Forest goes on to win it 61 to 58.
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S-State


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
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In Atlanta, Georgia Tech rallied in the second half to beat N.C. State 54 to 53.
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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.
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25 points. In the Big South Radford beat Coastal Carolina 77 to 72. Eric Bowens had