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77-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=dse
TAPE# 96-104
GRAPHIC=None


V-DOT engineers say they'll look into what kind of fog lights and funds are available for Interstate-77.
This comes after yesterday's 50 car pileup atop Fancy Gap Mountain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Carroll Co./Yesterday;


Currently there ARE "heavy fog area" signs posted along the highway.
But yesterday, that wasn't enough to stop the massive pile-up.
Ice and fog combined to cause the series of crashes which sent ten people to the hospital.
The wrecked cars and trucks were scattered along three miles of roadway.
Drivers who travel I-77 say dangerous fog is a common occurrence.
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IN Q=It gets so

((STEVE PIERCE/TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER: IT GETS SO FOGGY UP THERE YOU CAN'T SEE THE END OF THE TRUCK SOMETIMES. SUMMER, WINTER, SPRING, ANYTIME, IT DON'T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHEN IT IS. ))
SUPER=01-Steve Pierce/Tractor Trailer Driver;
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OUT Q=when it is.
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Drivers say speed is also factor on the mountain.
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Tangelwood-Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-105
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A fire at a Tanglewood Mall restaurant this morning was stopped by the sprinkler system.
The blaze broke out around nine this morning in a store room at Sabaro's
(SA-Bar-O).
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


When firefighters arrived smoke had filled the hallways to the back entrance of the food court.
Fire officials say the sprinkler system extinguished the blaze before much fire damage was done.
The restaurant did receive smoke damage and was closed for the day.
Water leaking to the lower level also caused some minor damage to Stein Mart.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Fire


The fire does not appear to be suspicious.
The cause is not known at this time.
The opening of the mall was only delayed a few minutes.

Fire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 97-4
GRAPHIC=Fire


Roanoke County fire investigators were at the scene of house fire until early this morning trying to figure out what started the blaze.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


The fire broke out around 7-30 last night on Ferguson Valley Road near Garden City.
Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the kitchen and living room.
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IN Q=When the owners

((CHIEF COLIN GEE/ROANOKE CO. FIRE DEPT.: WHEN THE OWNERS CAME HOME THEY NOTICED THE LIGHTS WERE OUT. THEY OPENED THE DOOR THEY NOTICED THE FIRE INVOLVED THEN. THEY TRIED TO PUT IT OUT WITH A WATER HOSE WHILE OTHERS DIALED 911.))
SUPER=01-Chief Colin Gee/Roanoke Co. Fire Dept.
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OUT Q=others dialed 911.
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Officials believe the fire started in the family room where the owner says he's had problems with a receptacle.
The fire chief estimates damage to the house at 45- thousand dollars.
No one was injured in the blaze.
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McEntire


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-107
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Fans stood in line for hours to get tickets for what they call two shows in one.
Reba McEntire and Brooks and Dunn are making the Roanoke Civic Center one of their stops on their 85 city tour.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Some fans started to line-up at midnight for tickets which were available through the lottery system.
The doors opened at eight this morning.
At that time ticket-seekers were able to pick up the numbered wrist-bands which determined their place in line.
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((MYLINDA HARR: I CAME DOWN HERE FOUR THIS MORNING AND GOT IN LINE THERE WAS ONLY THREE PEOPLE IN FRONT OF ME AND I THOUGHT I WAS DOING PRETTY GOOD. BUT WHEN WE GOT OUR NUMBERS FOR OUR WRIST BANDS I WAS A LITTLE FARTHER BACK THAN I THOUGHT I WOULD BE.)) ((RICHARD AND KAREN YOUNG: HE DREW 275 AND I DREW 456. I THINK IF YOU MAKE THE EFFORT TO GET HERE EARLY YOU DESERVE THE TICKETS.))
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SUPER=07-Richard & Karen Young; :11
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Reba and Brooks and Dunn will perform a no-intermission show on March 9th.
The show includes joint performances of several numbers.
Tickets cost 38.50
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Wampler


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=dse
TAPE# net
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The chief executive officer of the Pulaski Furniture Corporation is stepping down.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Bernard Wampler has headed the home furniture manufacturer for three decades.
Wampler WILL stay on as chairman of Pulaski's board of directors and keep an office at the company's headquarters.
Wampler got his start in the furniture business at age 14.
He became president and C-E-O of Pulaski in 19-67.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Business News


Bernard Wampler's son, John Wampler, will take over the C-E-O duties.
JOHN Wampler is currently president of Pulaski Furniture.

Taxes


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-106
GRAPHIC=Taxes


Keeping up with the changes in the tax laws is nearly impossible...
But there is help available for tax weary citizens who need assistance in filing their returns.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program offers help to those with specials needs, including the disabled, low income or older tax payers.
The volunteers complete an I-R-S training course and also advise taxpayers to special credits and deductions.
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IN Q=MOST PEOPLE

((CAROL CISSEL/ROANOKE COL. ASST. PROFESSOR: MOST PEOPLE ACTUALLY WANT US TO COMPLETE THEIR RETURNS. WE'LL BASICALLY DO A 10-40, 10-40A AND A 10-40EZ AND THE STATE OF VIRGINIA.))
SUPER=01-Carol Cissel/Roanoke College Professor;
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Taxes


These volunteers are available to help taxpayers at the Roanoke City Library on Jefferson Street.
The sessions on from 9-30 to noon next Saturday and again on March 15th and 22nd and April 12th.
Taxpayers may also file electronically during these sessions.

SCIENCE-SPECTACULAR


ANCHOR=ERIC
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-108
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The Science Museum of Western Virginia showed off the work of area scientists in today's Science Spectacular.
Both students and professional researchers took the opportunity to educate the public on the work they're doing.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Many of the exhibits are electronic and offer hands on learning experiences.
The living exhibits were also a big draw.
Visitors were able to pet this python, but the poison frogs were off limits.
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IN Q=SCIENCE IS MOVING SO

((J.L. HOLLINGSWORTH-AUSTIN/SCIENCE MUSEUM OF WESTERN VIRGINIA: SCIENCE IS MOVING SO QUICKLY THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE FEEL LIKE THEY'LL JUST NEVER BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND IT AND SO WE HAVE THIS KIND OF COME ONE COME ALL TYPE OF SCIENCE FAIR TO GIVE SCIENTIST AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH THE PEOPLE.))
SUPER=01-J.L. Hollingsworth-Austin/Science Museum of Western Virginia;
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Some Governor's School students are hoping to take their science project to the state fair.
Derek Springer spent a whole day in this wheelchair and learned it could use some improving.
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((DEREK SPRINGER/GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL STUDENT: I FOUND OUT ACCELERATING UP HILL AND TRYING TO CONTROL AND MAINTAIN SPEED GOING DOWN HILL WAS RATHER DIFFICULT SO HENCE THE BREAKING SYSTEM.)) ((KIRK ANDREWS/GOVERNOR'S SCHOOL STUDENT: WE MADE SOME PLEXI-GLASS DISCS WHICH ARE 14 INCHES AND SOME MOUNTAIN BIKE BREAKS AND WE HAD TO MOUNT THE BREAKS SOME HOW SO WE MADE ALUMINUM BRACKETS.))
SUPER=01-Derek Springer/Governor's School Student; :00
SUPER=01-Kirk Andrews/Governor's School Student; :11
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Both the young and old seem to enjoy the hands on learning experience.
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S-Busch


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
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TAPE#R-35
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Randy Lajoie took the checkered flag this afternoon win the Busch Grand National Gargoyles 300 at Daytona.
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SUPER=03-Daytona, FL; :


The sheet metal started flying early in the race Joe Bessy gets pinned against the wall on the back straight away slides down the track and in the process takes out Dale Jarrett.
Then after the second caution of the day Lajoie showed his strength he blew past Jimmy spencer to take the lead after about 39 laps of the race.
The fourth caution of the day came out when Mark Martin gets lose after several cars spun out in front of him.
On the Restart Michael Waltrip made a move and he would take over the lead but for only a couple of laps.
LaJoie made his way back to the front several laps later and he holds on to win the Gargoyles 300.
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((RANDY LAJOIE/GARGOYLES 300 WINNER: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Todd Bodine was second followed by Waltrip, Joe Nemechek and Tracy Leslie.

S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=Daytona 500


Dale Jarrett left the Busch race early but he is the defending Daytona 500 champion.
And he got a boost on Thursday by winning one of the Twin 125 races. But Jarrett is not sure his experience at Daytona will mean another trip to victory lane on Sunday.
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((DALE JARRETT/DEFENDING DAYTONA 500 CHAMPION: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Defending Daytona 500 Champion; :00
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Jarrett will start third in the 500.

S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=UVA Hoops


The Virginia Cavaliers dropped further behind in the A-C-C standings losing this afternoon to Clemson 71 to 65.
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SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/HTS; :


Jeff Jones setting up a play on the sideline.
And the Cavaliers go to Harold Deane he knocks down the three pointer and the Cavaliers led 16 to 14.
Courtney Alexander had the hot hand in the first half he pulls up and hits this jumper and the Cavaliers led by six.
But the Tigers rallied. Merrill Code knocks down the three and Clemson went in at the half leading by seven points.
Virginia's Curtis Staples stepped up in the second half here he drives to the hoop cutting the Tiger lead to 2.
With 13 minutes left in the half Staples backs it out side and knocks down the trey and Virginia took a one point lead.
Clemson Took the lead for good SUPER=33-Clemson/71/Virginia/65/;with

less than 2 minutes left in the game and the Tigers win it 71 to 65.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TB97-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Logo


Virginia Tech fell behind in the second half this afternoon and the Hokies lost to Dayton 59 to 54.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Dayton, OH/Hokies vs Flyers; :


Oliver Purnell's flyers needing a conference win on their home floor.
Tech's David Jackson gets out on the break and scores the hoop to tie the game at 17 to 17 late in the first half.
Dayton came right back going to Darnell Hoskins who hits the jumper giving the flyers the two point lead.
But Tech rallied Troy Manns pulls up and hits this jumper and the Hokies went in at the break leading 21 to 19.
Hoskins scored five straight points in a 9 to nothing run that gave the Flyers a 35 to 29 lead.
Tech answered when Freshman Russ Wheeler pulls down the offensive rebound and scores on the put back cutting the lead to four.
After a 41 to 41 tie the Flyers SUPER=33-Dayton/59/Virginia

Tech/54/;took control upping the lead to five and Dayton gets the 59 to 54 win (-------------) over the Hokies.