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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

There's never been a doctor we know of who helped patients commit suicide in Virginia.
State lawmakers nevertheless took the first step today toward making it a crime.
We'll hear some of the debate in the Virginia Senate.
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VO-NAT


And we'll check in with Larry and Laban as "Cookin' Cheap" starts making the big bucks.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike

Tonight in sports, we will talk with Michael Waltrip about the upcoming NASCAR season.
Plus, take a look back at stunner in the ODAC last night.
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VO-NAT eng#


And the New York Jets have a new head coach and Bill Parcells.
And he and Bill Bellichick both sign on to work for the worst team in football.
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TALENT=Robin
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Assisted-Suicide


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=Session 97


Dr. Kevorkian lost one in Virginia's statehouse today.
The Virginia Senate would make physician- assisted suicide a criminal act... even though there have been NO known cases in the Commonwealth.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The bill was one of the many controversies Virginia lawmakers race through on Crossover Day -- when each chamber must trade legislation.
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SOT 11:50:49 fred tape
IN Q=He says

((SEN. MARK EARLEY: HE SAYS THE PRACTICE OF ASSISTED SUICIDE IS SO COMMON IN THE NETHERLANDS THAT THE LINE HAS BECOME BLURRED, AND DESPITE GUIDELINES, HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS ARE KILLED EVERY YEAR WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT.))
SOT 12:03:42

((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: TAKE A POSITION ON THE FUNDAMENTAL NOTION THAT IN THIS COMMONWEALTH WE SIMPLY ARE NOT READY TO ACCEPT THE NOTION THAT ONE PERSON CAN ASSIST ANOTHER IN KILLING THAT OTHER.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Mark Earley/(R) Chesapeake; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :15
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=that other.
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VO-NAT


But opponents of the bill say it's a choice Virginia lawmakers should stay out of.
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SOT 11:59:25
IN Q=There is

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: THERE IS NO PROBLEM IN VIRGINIA. AND THERE IS NO DR. KEVORKIAN GOING AROUND.))
SOT 11:57:02 fred tape

((SEN. DICK SASLAW: IN MICHIGAN, THEY HAVE ADOPTED LAW AFTER LAW AFTER LAW TO GET AT DR. KEVORKIAN. AND HE HAS BEEN TRIED THREE TIMES AND THREE TIMES THAT JURY HAS REFUSED TO CONVICT THAT MAN.))
SOT FRED TAPE 12:05:29

((SEN. JANET HOWELL: BUT IT IS SOMETHING SO INTENSELY PERSONAL WITHIN A MARRIAGE, WITHIN A FAMILY, THAT I AM TERRIBLY CONCERNED WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; : :05
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :17
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=we're doing.
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VO-NAT


The criminalization of assisted suicide has failed before on the House side -- where it heads next.
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Welfare


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


Some call it a compassionate fix -- some backsliding.
Either way, an evenly divided House of Delegates couldn't touch welfare reform in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=Ted Bennett's
SUPER=@Bennett; :05
SUPER=@Ellen2; :27
SUPER=01-Del. Vince Callahan/(R) McLean; :35
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 8; :41
SUPER=@Allen; :48
SUPER=@Bryant; :53
SUPER=01-Del. Frank Hargrove/(R) Glen Allen; :59
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Ted Bennett's Southside district has the highest unemployment in the state.
sot fred tape 11:24:40

((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: WHAT OPPORTUNITY IS THERE FOR THOSE SO INDEBTED AND POOR, OR WITH SUCH LITTLE EDUCATION, COMING OUT INTO A SOCIETY AND JOB MARKET WHERE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 12-PERCENT? HOW IS THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE UP THE ECONOMIC LADDER OTHER THAN BY GOING TO SCHOOL?))
runs=:23


The bill would have allowed students in good standing to keep collecting welfare -- without having to take a job -- while they complete their degrees.
sot fred tape 11:31:48

((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-MCLEAN: WE'RE NOT DEALING WITH A BUNCH OF DEADBEATS HERE. WE'RE DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO IMPROVE THEMSELVES, AND WE SHOULD HELP THEM.))
runs=:06


But Governor George Allen had anticipated this defection from his legacy legislation in his State of the Commonwealth speech. ((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I SHOULDN'T EVEN NEED TO THREATEN TO VETO ANY BACKSLIDING IN THIS SESSION.))
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sot fred tape 11:35:10

((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: LET'S NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD ROLLING BACK WELFARE REFORM.))
runs=:07



sot fred tape 11:29:11

((DEL. FRANK HARGROVE: THE WORK REQUIREMENT THAT WE HAVE IN THIS WELFARE REFORM IS HEALTHY.))
runs=:05


So twice the House voted on it.
And twice, it came down to a 50- 50 tie.
That means welfare reform in Virginia remains largely how the Governor proposed it.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Barnett


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHU
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


It started out: a spurned lover stalking his former girlfriend in Roanoke.
Today the case took on vastly new dimensions as a Grand Jury in Charlotte charged Aquila Barnette in an 11-count FEDERAL indictment.
The charges include arson, carjacking, weapons violations, and numerous violations of the Violence Against Women Act.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 30, 1996


Last Spring- -the indictment says- -Barnette firebombed Robin Williams' apartment on Keswick Avenue.
She was burned, but recovered... only to be gunned down with a sawed-off shotgun outside her mother's house two months later.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


The entire case will now be handled by federal authorities in Charlotte, Barnett's hometown.

Chopper-Crash


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=None


The U.S. Marines say night vision goggles were partially to blame for a crash that killed a Vinton man last year.
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VO-NAT on tape 96-45
SUPER=03-Camp Lejuene, NC/May 11, 1996;


A marine report says a navigational error, and problems with night vision gear led to the crash of two helicopters during a training exercise.
14 people were killed, including Britt Stacey of Vinton.
The report says the crew on one helicopter lost sight of the other chopper.
The marine's night vision goggles are made by ITT in Roanoke, and Litton Industries in Arizona.
An ITT spokesperson says the company doesn't know who made the goggles involved in the crash.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6--new help for pregnant women struggling with alcohol or drug problems. Connie Stevens will have a report.
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VO-NAT


And more exposure for two popular Roanoke Valley chefs. After 17 years, "Cookin' Cheap" is still in demand.
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L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Junius Haskins


The ten people looking to replace the late Junius Haskins on Lynchburg city council are all African- Americans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


That's the word from council member Carl Hutcherson.
Hutcherson and his colleagues met privately today to review the applications.
SUPER=04-File Tape; :07


Republicans now hold a 4 to 2 majority on city council, and could essentially dictate the appointment process.
But some admit it would be politically risky to choose anyone who wasn't a minority or a Democrat to replace the outspoken Haskins.
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SOT 3:29:34
IN Q=I think it's

((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK IT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING THAT SHOULD BE CONSIDERED. I THINK THE MAJORITY OF WARD TWO IS MINORITY, AND SO THEREFORE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE REPRESENTED APPROPRIATELY ON CITY COUNCIL.)) ((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: MY PERSONAL VIEW IS WE WANT TO SEE SOMEONE WHO WORKS WELL WITH COUNCIL, SEE SOMEONE WHO IN MANY WAYS CARRIES THE DREAM THAT JUNIUS CARRIED, AND I THINK WE HAVE SOME EXCELLENT APPLICANTS. I THINK ANY AND ALL OF THOSE PERSONS COULD DO THAT.))
SUPER=01-Robert Garber/Lynchburg Council Member; :00
SUPER=01-Carl Hutcherson/Lynchburg Council Member; :13
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=could do that.
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VO-NAT


Council has until February 16th to make the appointment, but likely will do so early next week.
The chosen candidate will serve out the remainder of Haskins' term which expires in July of 1998.
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Habitat-Houses


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Habitat Humanity


The city of Lynchburg has put the brakes on Habitat for Humanity's plans to build more than 100 low- income homes over the next three years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


A 750- thousand dollar grant Habitat received last year is providing the startup money for the new "Jubilee Heights" subdivision.
The original plans called for 108 homes to be built on the site off Florida Avenue, but the zoning appeals board said that was too many.
After months of negotiations, Habitat offered to reduce the number of houses to 75, but learned today its grant requires at least 88 be built.
Habitat officials hope that new figure is still acceptable to the city.
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SOT 4:12:11
IN Q=Still if it's

((KEVIN CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: STILL IF IT'S 88 LOTS OR 75 LOTS, WHATEVER. IT'S STILL THE THE BIGGEST THING WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO IN LYNCHBURG AND IT SETS OUR FUTURE UP FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS, AND THAT'S WHAT WE FIGURED.. THE 20 LOTS THAT WE WERE GIVING UP WILL REALLY AFFECT US FOUR YEARS FROM NOW, SO WE HAVE TIME TO REPLACE THEM.))
SUPER=01-Kevin Campbell/Lynchburg Habitat For Humanity; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=to replace them.
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VO-NAT


Roadwork for the new subdivision should start this spring, with house construction getting underway in the fall.
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Project-Link


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=None


Pre-natal care is crucial in helping women have healthy babies.
That is even more true, with pregnant women addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Connie Stevens tells us about efforts in Roanoke to save both mother and child-- and even the system that pays for their care.
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SOT
IN Q=In Virginia and
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :12
SUPER=01-Devonette Turner/Perinatal Substance Abuse Clinician; :25
RUNS=1:17
OUT Q=CS, News 7.

((
In Virginia, and around the country, it's estimated that one in every eleven children has been exposed to illicit substances in utero.
The Roanoke Valley Health Care Foundation-- along with Project Link and Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital may be able to change the outcome of these dangerous situations-- by linking women, prenatal care and substance abuse treatment.
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SOT 12:15:29
IN Q=One of the

((DEVONETTE TURNER/PERINATAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLINICIAN: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IF A WOMAN COMES IN AND SHE HAS A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEM, WE WILL GIVE THEM A SPECIAL ULTRA SOUND WHICH WOULD DETECT EXPOSURE TO SUBSTANCES AND WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THEM GENETIC COUNSELING. WE ARE WILLING TO HELP THEM, MAYBE THEY NEED TO BE IN HIGH RISK CLINIC AND SEE THEM MORE OFTEN, MAYBE THEY NEED A NUTRITIONAL CONSULT, BECAUSE THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH DRUGS, IT CAUSES YOU NOT TO WANT TO EAT AND EATING AND PROPER NOURISHMENT IS ONE OF THE KEY FACTORS IN COMBATTING INTER-UTERINE GROWTH RETARDATION.))
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=uterine growth retardation.


And to combat the other obstacles to prenatal care and substance abuse treatment-- transportation is even provided, along with day care for a woman's other children.
This office hopes to stress that it's in everyone's best interest-- for women to get help...and the earlier the better-- to improve the chances for a healthy baby.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

On Wall Street the Dow was UP 27 points, closing at 68 hundred 33. NASDAQ LOST two points.
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Cookin-Cheap


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=None


Laban Johnson and Larry Bly say they weren't even sure they'd make it through their first season.
Their public television program Cookin' Cheap not only survived, it found a nationwide audience.
And tonight, Joe Dashiell reports the story doesn't end there.
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SOT
IN Q=Over 17 seasons

(( ))
SUPER=04-Courtesy: Blue Ridge Public Television;
SUPER=01-Larry Bly/Cookin' Cheap Co-host; :20
SUPER=00-Laban Johnson/Cookin' Cheap Co-host; :25
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((Over 17 seasons, Laban Johnson and Larry Bly have served up a successful blend of humor and home cooking. NAT SOUND OF SHOW
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IN Q=Oh no

(( ))
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Even their mistakes make entertaining television and over the years, Cookin' Cheap has found a loyal audience on public stations across the country.
SOT
IN Q=We've paid our dues

(( )) (( ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=investment for us


On January first, they joined the line- up of the Nostalgia Cable Channel... which claims 35- million viewers nationwide
SOT
IN Q=It continuously amazes us

(( ))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=like that ever since.


WBRA- television will share in any profits, a modest return that will improve if the show catches on and is renewed by the cable channel.
Meanwhile, Johnson and Bly may go global. Their syndicator is now shopping the show in Europe.
Joe Dashiell News 7))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Rodman is coming back soon, the New York Jets have a new head coach, the Hornets welcome the T-wolves to the hive tonight.
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VO-NAT eng#


And as the countdown to Daytona continues, we'll check in with Michael waltrip and the Wood Brothers tonight and get their thoughts on the upcoming season.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=ATLANTIC 10


The Virginia Tech Hokies are back in action tonight at Cassell Coliseum taking on Atlantic 10 rival George Washington.
The game is a battle for second place in the West Division.
If you are headed to the game, don't forget it tips-off at 9;30 tonight.

S-Hornets


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=twe
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=ODAC


For the first time in 20 regular season games, Lynchburg has knocked off Roanoke College in hoops. Last night in the Hill City, the Hornets prolonged the 6th ranked Maroons' losing skid and picked up a big 105-93 conference win.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


This wasn't one for the faint of heart or for those fans of defensive basketball.
Joe Davis's club put 5 in double figures, including Rodney Early and Mike Preston who poured in 22 each.
The win keeps the Hornets within striking distance of Roanoke in the conference race at 7 and 5, as the stretch run approaches.
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SOT
IN Q="Neither team...

((JOE DAVIS/LYNCH BURG HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Joe Davis/Lynchburg Head Coach;
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OUT Q=...game it was."
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S-Charlotte


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets are back home in the hive tonight hosting the much
improved MInnesota Timberwolves.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/This Afternoon; :00


This afternoon the T-Wolves worked out at the Charlotte Coliseum, and tonight is a homecoming of sorts for former N.C. State star Tom Gugliotta.
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IN Q="You know...
((TOM GUGLIOTTA/MINNESOTA FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Tom Gugliotta/Minnesota Forward; ;00
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OUT Q=...good ourselves."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Last Week;


And the NBA has reinstated Dennis Rodman.
He will return to the Bulls on February 11th following his 11 game suspension.
League commissioner david Stern says any further incidents could end his career permanently.
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S-O'dette


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express


The Express 's Matt O'dette is the latest Roanoke player to sign a two way contract with one of Roanoke's affiliates.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Express general manager Pierre paiement announced this morning that the 6'5 220 pound defenseman has signed a two way contract with the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League.
O'dette's agreement with Saint John will enable him to remain with the Express as he develops while providing an avenue for being called up to the Flames. There aren now 4 Express players under contract with either Calgary or saint John.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NHL


The NHL could see a couple of milestones tonight.
Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux needs one goal against Vancouver to reach his 600th career tally.
The Detroit coach Scotty Bowman needs to beat the Blues tonight to become the first man in NHL history to record 1000 coaching wins.

S-Jets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
SS=Jets


The New York jets this afternoon named Bill Belichick their new head coach but on an interim basis. Belichick has been hired to run the team as head coach for one year, until Bill Parcells obligations to the Patriots are fulfilled.
Parcells will have an office at the Jets complex and work as a consultant.
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IN Q="I'm...

((BILL BELICHICK/NEWS JETS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bill Bellichick/New Jets Head Coach; :00
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S-Waltrip


ANCHOR=MIKE
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=BUSCH LOGO


The Winston Cup stars begin arriving in Daytona today as practice starts to crank up for this weekend's Busch Clash - NASCAR's preseason all-star race for pole winners from last season.
SS=Michael Waltrip


Michael Waltrip and the Wood Brothers Ford will not be apart of the Clash,
SS=Daytona 500

but they hope to make a big splash in the Daytona 500 the following Week.
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IN Q=FIRST AUDIO
SUPER=03-Stuart; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Waltrip/Citgo Ford Driver; :22
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/Last February; :31
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Last September; :46
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/Last May; :51
RUNS=1:40
OUT Q=...pole or two.
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(( The Wood Brothers race team has been burning the midnight oil in Stuart this Winter trying to find a way to improve on their relatively average preseason test speeds at Daytona.
But that's just part of the plan for 1997, as the team looks to make a number of improvements over 1996. ((MICHAEL WALTRIP/CITGO FORD DRIVER:))
Michael & the Woods finished 14th in the points and only had one top 5 finish.
Their biggest accomplishment was winning the Winston Select all-star race on May 18th, but even that accomplishment had its drawbacks. ((MICHAEL WALTRIP:))
The Wood brothers drivers have won 116 poles over the years, but they haven't captured one since 1984 with Buddy Baker.
And that is just one of a number of goals the team has set for this season.)) ((MICHAEL WALTRIP:)) pinnacle board
And be sure to catch the Busch Clash this coming Sunday from Daytona right here on Your Hometown station. The green flag drops at Noon.
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