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Coming up next on News 7 at 6...
A march in Danville commemorates the heros of the Civil War...
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ANCHOR=Eric


And you won't believe who won the Big Game lottery jackpot.

Sports-Head


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In sports, Duke and maryland get in on in ACC action in College Park, we will have a chat with Winston Cup driver Ken Schrader, plus NBA and NHL highlights,
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and we will check in on a few Roanoke restaurants to see what they have done to accommodate the crazy fans.
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WX-Head
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Cold air is in place, and the chance of some freezing precipitation looks good for Tomorrow afternoon.
All the forecast details ahead.

Southern-Heritage


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-1
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The Confederate Flag, a symbol of racism or a symbol of government by the people.
Organizers of the The Southern Heritage Parade say their flag is not a negative symbol.
They say it's a part of their past.
Today the Heritage Preservation Association remembered their heroes of the Civil War with a march through Danville.
Denise Allen has more.
Denise Allen reports.
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(( What this flag symbolizes is still up for debate.
To some it represents racism.
To members of the Heritage Preservation Association it's the symbol of the Civil War.
A war they say that was not about slavery. ((WAYNE BYRD/HERITAGE PRESERVATION ASSN: THAT WAS THE ISSUE OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BEING SERVANTS OF THE STATES, NOT BEING A MANDATING, DICTATING, CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT.)) ((REV. WILLIAM AVON KEEN/DANVILLE S.C.L.C.: IT CAN BE USED AS A TOOL TO EDUCATE ABOUT WHAT DIVISION CAN CAUSE. IT CAUSED BROTHER TO FIGHT BROTHER, COUSIN TO FIGHT COUSIN AND IT DIVIDED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.))
Should the Confederate Flag fly over state buildings?
In South Carolina, voters will decide.
But Rev. Keen says that issue was decided with bloodshed and political action in the 18-hundreds. ((KEEN: THIS IS A CLEAR PICTURE TO US THERE ARE POCKETS OF CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND ABROAD THAT STILL DON'T BELIEVE THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL.)) ((BYRD: THAT'S WHY WE'RE HERE. WE'RE RECLAIMING OUR HERITAGE. WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET THE HATE GROUPS SUBVERT THE REAL MEANING OF OUR COUNTRY'S FLAG WHICH IS THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. THIS FLAG WASN'T GIVEN UP WILLINGLY. IT WAS TAKEN FROM US BY ARMED INVASION.))
Both Rev. Keen and Wayne Byrd say if everyone was educated on what the war was REALLY about, the debate would be over.
Denise Allen News 7 Danville.))

Shelters


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-3
GRAPHIC=Shelter


The state's homeless shelters and transitional housing programs are looking to the General Assembly for help.
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Roanoke Delegate Vic Thomas has introduced a three and a half million dollar budget amendment that would double available funding for those programs.
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In Roanoke, the Transitional Living Center is wrestling with a 60- thousand dollar deficit.
The shortfall has already caused one lay- off and may force the facility to accept fewer residents.
State money accounts for just three percent of the program's budget, but TAP officials are hopeful an increase from the General Assembly will help them deal with cuts in other funding.
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((ELLEN BROWN/TOTAL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY: IT HAS NOT INCREASED IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS ALTHOUGH THE NEED IS MUCH GREATER. WE HAVE 12 FAMILIES ON OUR WAITING LIST AT ANY TIME WAITING TO COME FROM EMERGENCY SHELTER TO HERE AND A LOT OF PROGRAMS LIKE OURS ARE SUFFERING NOW FROM FEDERAL BUDGET CUTS. FEDERAL FUNDS FOR PROGRAMS LIKE THIS HAVE DECREASED 28 PERCENT DUE TO CONGRESSIONAL CUTS.))
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The Transitional Living Center has a capacity of 65 residents.
Most are families, and one- third of the center's residents are children.
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Bingo


ANCHOR=Eric
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The state Charitable Gaming Commission is so unpopular with the state's volunteer bingo organizations, some lawmakers are trying to abolish it.
That's not likely to happen, but lawmakers say the commission needs to demonstrate it can regulate the industry without stepping on too many toes.
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State Senator Bo Trumbo along with another senator have filed bills to do away with the commission.
They would like regulation of bingo and raffle games to be returned to local governments.
But Governor Allen is supporting a bill that would reform the commission and minimize regulations imposed on charitable bingo operators.
Latest estimates place the bingo pot at 250 million dollars a year, generated by more than two-thousand organizations.
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Shell-Building


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 97-2
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Right now the Roanoke Valley faces two big challenges when it comes to attracting new businesses here.
First of all, it's hard to find qualified employees, with unemployment near record lows.
Secondly, there aren't very many developed sites available.
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But a new building should be on the market in Botetourt County by mid- year.
Plans were unveiled this week for a shell building that will go in the Vista Corporate Park.
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((ANN PIEDMONT/ECON. DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP: IT'S THE SAME PARK WHERE A-O SMITH IS AND AS YOU CAN SEE FROM THE PHOTO, IT'S GOING TO MAKE QUITE A HANDSOME ADDITION TO THE PARK, AND A GREAT ADDITION TO OUR BUILDING INVENTORY THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO MARKET FAR AND WIDE.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
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The region has a good track record when it comes to shell buildings.
Another one that was constructed recently is now occupied by York International, which eventually expects to have 160 employees.
Before York bought it, the shell building was visited by 16 different companies.
One of those firms ended up locating its business right next door to York.

Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
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When News 7 continues,
They may be out of a job, but they're not out of the money.
We'll tell you about the winners of last week's Big Game Lottery Drawing.
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and Bedford County and a P-T-A Coalition are at odds over ways to ease school overcrowding.
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ANCHOR=Andrew


The stage is set for some freezing rain or sleet across the region...
Plenty of moisture coming our way as warmer air will override the cold air mass that's over us right now.
The forecast details coming up,
but first, Here's the Highs and Lows of the day. Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 97-4
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A P-T-A Coalition in Bedford County is concerned about the size of a elementary school the school board hopes to build.
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Bedford County is one of the fastest growing school divisions in our area.
In the past couple of years the county has seen an average of three to four hundred new students each year.
The board wants to build a 750- pupil elementary school in the Forest area.
The Coalition says that's too big.
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((JOHN KENT/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: INITIALLY THERE WAS SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT BUILDING A 500 PUPIL SCHOOL BUT THE WAY THE GROWTH IS CONTINUING IN BEDFORD COUNTY A 500 PUPIL SCHOOL THE DAY IT OPENED WOULD BE AT CAPACITY SO WE WANT TO BUILD SOME RESIDUAL CAPACITY IN THE SCHOOLS.))
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The school board has already moved fifth graders from the elementary school to the middle schools and eight graders to high schools.
Kent says the engineering firm the school board has employed is looking at developing a prototypical elementary school.
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((DEBBY ALLEN/PTA COALITION: DO THEY REALLY WANT THOSE LARGE SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. AND IF IT'S A PROTOTYPE WILL THIS BE THE SIZE OF FUTURE SCHOOLS? WHAT WELL HAPPEN TO OUR SMALLER SCHOOLS DOWN THE ROAD WHEN ENROLLMENT LEVELS OFF.
JOHN KENT/BEDFORD CO. SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IT WOULD ACTUALLY BE A SCHOOL WITHIN A SCHOOL. A PRIMARY UNIT AND AN ELEMENTARY UNIT TO TRY TO REDUCE THE SIZE IN TERMS OF THE CHILDREN WITHIN THE BUILDING WHERE YOU'D HAVE A PRIMARY AND ELEMENTARY AREA.))
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The school board is looking to build three elementary schools within the next five years at a cost of six- million a piece.
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Big-Game


ANCHOR=Eric
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WRITER=jmo
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There's nothing like winning the lottery to ease the pain of losing your job.
Seventeen people who will be out of work this summer have won the Big Game's 46 million-dollar jackpot.
They work for a sports-medicine plant in Jackson, Michigan, that's closing after 90 years.
The workers started a lottery pool after Kellogg Industries announced that it will close the plant.
Each person chipped in a dollar a week.
Now each player will get two-point-seven million dollars.
That comes to about 135-thousand dollars per year, before taxes, for the next 20 years.

Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
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A cutback in the number of cutbacks at the Salem G-E plant,
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and a possible detente in the bidding war for Conrail.
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Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in our area with the News-7 Business Review.
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As News-7 first reported, the Salem G-E plant gave 167 hourly workers pink slips after they returned from a two week mandatory vacation.
But the cutbacks the drive systems maker announced Monday were scaled back later in the week to 138.
E-T-S of Roanoke has won a one- point- eight- million- dollar contract.
The company will construct a water and sanitary sewer system for a plant in the Richmond area.
The three railroads deadlocked in a bitter bidding war have agreed to meet and try to settle their differences.
C-S-X and Norfolk Southern are expected to discuss some way of equally dividing Conrail's most lucrative routes to preserve competition in the eastern half of the U-S.
Checking the financial markets for the week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 137 points, the Nasdaq composite rose roughly 15- points.
Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jmo
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Still to come on News 7 at Six,
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if you're thinking about going to see Eddie Murphy's newest movie, you may want to stay tuned for our review.
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Metro


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
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Eddie Murphy is back with a new movie ... a movie whose trailers look quite a bit like "Beverly Hills Cop".
It not only looks like a hit... but a pretty good movie.
"Metro" was the number four movie at the box office this past week.
But those trailers can be deceiving, as our entertainment editor Dennis Cunningham tells us.
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(( SINCE HIS BIG EARLY EIGHTIES HITS 48 HOURS, BEVERLY HILLS COP, EDDIE MURPHY HAS HAD A DECIDEDLY UNEVEN MOVIE CAREER.
PARTLY, BECAUSE SUDDEN ENORMOUS FAME CAN HURT A CAREER MORE THAN HELP.
PARTLY BECAUSE HIS UNIQUE PERSONALITY IS HARD TO FIT INTO A SCREENPLAY.
AND PARTLY I THINK BECAUSE HE GREW UP.
AND SOME PEOPLE,CRITICS MOSTLY, COULDN'T FORGIVE HIM FOR WANTING TO BE AN ADULT. WELL, LAST YEAR WITH THE NUTTY PROFESSOR HE FINALLY HAD, AGAIN, A HUGE SUCCESS.
BACK TO BACK HITS, HOWEVER, LOOK IMPOSSIBLE.
HIS NEW MOVIE CALLED METRO HAS SEEN TO THAT.
I DIDN'T MENTION THE SUPPORTING CAST, BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL CARTOONS.
TRUE, THE NEW MATURE EDDIE MURPHY IS POISED AND EQUIPPED FOR ANOTHER FINE PERFORMANCE AND ANOTHER BIG HIT.
TROUBLE IS, BESIDES POINTLESS EXCESSIVE OBSCENITY THE MOVIE, AS WRITTEN BY RANDY FELDMAN AND DIRECTED BY THOMAS CARTER, WON'T GIVE EDDIE MURPHY THE MOVIE HE NEEDS, AND IS READY FOR.
MAKING METRO A SMALL TOWN THREE.
DENNIS CUNNINGHAM FOR CBS NEWS.))

Sports tease


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We will check in on some local spots where fans are gathering for the super bow, highlight from both college and the nba,

S-Super


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Super Bowl 31 between the Green Bay Packers and the New England Patriots is underway!! The two teams aren't the only ones working today.
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All afternoon local restaurants were hard at work getting ready for the fans. In addition to food and beverage, Shakers has other things in store for fans who come out.
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Over at Corn Beef and Company, fans were already settled by 4:30 for the big game. A big screen TV was rented for better viewing.
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((ROGER NEEL/CORNED BEEF OWNER:))
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S-Duke


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-4
GRAPHIC=ACC


10th ranked Duke traveled to Cole Field House today to face 7th ranked Maryland in a classic ACC showdown.
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The Terps had a Profit on their side and that would be the difference. Laron Profit slammed home two consecutive ally oops in the closing minutes to propel Maryland over Duke. Profit finished with 16 points.
Duke's Jeff Capel nailed this three pointer to pull Duke to within 1, but Steve Wojoiechowski was called for an offensive foul and the Terps snap Duke's 4 game winning streak with a 74-70 win.
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In other action, Nolan Richardso' style was not enough to tackle Kentucky as the Wildcats beat the Razorbacks. Anthony Epps snaps the nylon on the three pointer, Cats win by 10, 83-73.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-3
GRAPHIC=NBA


On to the NBA. The New York Knicks cooled the Heat 95-89 today in the Big Apple.
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Watch this shot by Tim Hardaway of the Heat..from almost full court he lofts it up and the rock falls at the buzzer.
It was braun against finesse, Alonzo Mourning clears the area in the paint with this drive for 2 of his team high 22.
But Patrick Ewing used his skills to SUPER=32-New York/95/Miami/89;

knock down 24 points including this fade away.
With the 95-89 victory over the Miami Heat pushed New York's home winning streak to 14 straight games.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express/Charlotte


Earlier in the week, the Charlotte Checkers topped the ECHL all stars in Charlotte.
But last night, the Checkers got jumped and jumped and jumped by the Express 7-2 at the Round House.
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The Express fell behind early before rallying on the power play. Dave Stewart finds the back of the net on the slap shot to not the game at 1 all in the first period.
The defenseman again had a part in the eventual game winner. Stewart
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cranks up another shot and Wayne Strachan is there to put the biscuit home, Express head into Tuesday nights home game against Knoxville riding the high of a 7-2 spanking of Charlotte.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-23
GRAPHIC=NHL Logo


On to the NHL. The Pacific Division Edmonton Oilers battle the Atlantic Division Washington today on the caps home ice.
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The Super Bowl is not the only physical game that would hit the professional arena today.
The Capitals Peter Bondra tipped in this goal with Washington on the power play, with a two man advantage.
But the Oilers got two goals out of Dan McGillis as Edmonton beats the Caps for the first time since 1992 3-1.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Montreal Canadiens 5-2 today at the Molson Center.
Patrick lalime turned away 42 of 44 shots for the Penguins in the win, now you numbers. wipe to boards
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-26
GRAPHIC=Golf


To the links. The final round of the Phoenix Open is still in progress. Right now, Steve Jones is still your leader.
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In seniors golf, the Skins game heated up today with lots of money at stake. Raymond Floyd pockets a cool 40 grand on this shot.
The Golden Bear would bank 170 thousand dollars on the day. Jack Nicklause (-------------) earns20 thousand on this birdie shot on the third hole.