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ANCHOR=Keith

Dr. Kevorkian's not welcome in Virginia.
On NEWS 7 at SIX tonight:
The Virginia General Assembly is ready to fine physicians who assist suicides.
On NEWS 7 at SIX, we'll hear some of the debate in the House.
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VO-NAT


And we'll meet a business woman who has a very distinct set of priorities in running her "good news" newspaper.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason will join us LIVE with from the Salem Civic Center with a pregame report on tonight's Blue Ridge district semi-finals.
Plus, we'll have some highlight from last night's Express win in Charlotte.
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And Tim Duncan and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons are getting set to battle North Caroline in a game you can watch right here on Your Hometown station tonight.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Cooler air arrives tomorrow ending the early spring outbreak...clouds and rain also work their way into the forecast.

Assisted-Suicide


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Session 97


The clock is ticking on the 1997 General Assembly.
Budget negotiators have given themselves a 24-hour extension.
Debate has been delayed on some hot-button issues, such as abortion.
But finally today, both chambers signed off on a bill banning assisted suicide in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Consolidating two slightly different versions could still de-rail the ban, but it finally puts the legislature on record.
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SOT 06:32:42
IN Q=I think

((DEL. BILL MIMS/R-LOUDOUN CO.: I THINK THAT THIS TELLS SOMEONE LIKE DR. KEVORKIAN OR THE DR. KEVORKIAN WANNA-BES THAT ARE OUT IN SOME OTHER STATES, YOU'RE NOT WELCOMED IN VIRGINIA. IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT VIRGINIA ALREADY HAS A DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bill Mims/(R) Loudoun Co.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=dignity act.
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VO-NAT


The ban has a 10- thousand dollar civil penalty for assisting one suicide -- a 100- thousand dollar fine for a second.
Amendments to make it tougher failed in the House.
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SOT earl tape 15:58:56
IN Q=Please send

((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE TO SENIOR VIRGINIANS. WE DO LOVE YOU, WE DON'T THINK THAT GIVE THEM MARIJUANA, GIVE THEM DEATH IS THE WAY TO PROCEED.))
sot earl tape 16:00:45

((HOUSE SPEAKER TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: IT'S YOUR FUNERAL. NOT MINE. NO PUN INTENDED THERE.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :00
SUPER=01-House Speaker Tom Moss/D-Norfolk; :12
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=intended there.
TALENT=Keith
SS=None


Unlike Virginia's legislature, Michigan chose a criminal penalty for assisted suicide.
NO Michigan jury has yet enforced it against Dr. Kevorkian.

State-Song


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=State Song


Pending Governor Allen's almost certain signature, the state song is history.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Senate cast the final vote on retiring "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" to "state song emeritus" status.
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SOT 05:42:49
IN Q=In the new

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS: IN THE NEW DOMINION I THINK IT'S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD... BROAD CONSENSUS.))10
SOT 05:37:17

((THERE ARE MANY THAT WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THAT IT REMAIN THE OFFICIAL STATE SONG WITHOUT COMPROMISING IT TO THE STATE SONG EMERITUS. AND I SHARED THE VIEW THAT WE SHOULD RETAIN IT AND JUST CHANGE SOME OF THE OBJECTIONABLE WORDS. I DID FIND THAT AFTER I TOOK KIND OF A HIGH PROFILE WITH THE DISCUSSION ON IT, THAT QUITE A NUMBER OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY, AND SOME OF THE MORE PROMINENT LEADERS CONSIDER IT A PART OF THEIR HISTORY AND DIDN'T WANT TO SEE IT GO EITHER.))
SUPER=@Edwards; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :11
RUNS=:35
OUT Q=go either.
TALENT=Keith
SS=State Song


There are NO formal plans to search for a new song as a part of this bill.

Wythe-School


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=None


The Wythe County School Board is being asked to referee a racial dispute at George Wythe High School.
The parents of at least four white students are now asking the board to overturn the punishment their children received.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Ten students were reportedly suspended for tying their jacket drawstrings into nooses.
Earlier this week, members of the group, Concerned Citizens Network, complained that black students have been subjected to repeated slurs and other racial incidents.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


But the parents of some of the suspended students have asked the School Board to overturn the suspensions.
The board is expected to consider that request next month.

Ferrum-Players


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Ferrum


Last season's leading rusher for the Ferrum College football team has been acquitted of assault.
But two of his former teammates will spend three days in jail for starting the brawl at the school's recreational facility last month.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Wes Mattera... who was a linebacker on the squad... testified he was badly beaten by some of his fellow players after a pick- up basketball game.
He said freshman tail- back Maurice Clark started a VERBAL argument with him... then he was BLIND SIDED by two other people.
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SOT 13:44:53
IN Q=A few seconds

((WES MATTERA/BEATING VICTIM: A FEW SECONDS AFTER HE WAS IN MY FACE, I GOT HIT TWICE. (FINGER SNAPS) JUST LIKE THAT. IN THE BACK OF THE HEAD AND IN THE SIDE OF THE HEAD. ))
SUPER=01-Wes Mattera/Beating Victim;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=of the head
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VO-NAT


19- year- old David Cooper and 19- year- old Al Anderson were found guilty of throwing those first punches.
They have been thrown out of school.
Clark's status in unclear.
Our calls to Ferrum's administrative offices went UN- returned.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- we continue our profiles of Women at Work. Tonight, a newspaper publisher who's been on the job for 25 years.
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VO-NAT


and we all know about the danger of rumors--but there's concern one now circulating on the internet could have a life and death impact.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Tank-Folo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=None


A Lynchburg man remains in critical condition following yesterday's tank explosion in Campbell County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./Yesterday;


The blast at W-E-L Incorporated killed 25- year- old James Garrett and severely injured his co- worker, Jeffrey Falls.
Falls was airlifted to Charlottesville where he's now in the burn unit at the University of Virginia Medical Center.
Labor investigators are looking into whether the tank the two men were working on had been properly ventilated before they began cutting it apart.
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Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Education


Plans for two new elementary schools in Bedford County may be put on hold for ANOTHER year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


Supervisors last night refused to apply for a 3-and-a-half million- dollar loan to pay for the architectural design and land for the two schools.
But school officials say the overcrowding problem is only getting worse, and the county can't handle any more growth.
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SOT 5:01:51
IN Q=If the board

((DR. JOHN KENT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES NOT WANT TO BUILD NEW SCHOOLS, THEN WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS NOT APPROVE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.)) ((DEBBY ALLEN/PTA COALITION: WHATEVER PROBLEMS THERE'S BEEN IN THE PAST, IT'S TIME NOW TO MOVE FORWARD AND SAY WE'RE ALL GOING TO WORK TOGETHER. IT'S CRITICAL TO GET THAT FUNDING IN THE FALL, AND I CAN'T STRESS THAT ENOUGH.))
SUPER=01-Dr. John Kent/School Superintendent; :00
SUPER=01-Debby Allen/PTA Coalition; :12
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=stress that enough.
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VO-NAT


Forest supervisor Dr. Robert Bashore
(BAY-shore) agrees.
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SOT 6:22:55
IN Q=We really can't

((DR. ROBERT BASHORE/BEDFORD CO. SUPERVISOR: WE REALLY CAN'T WAIT A YEAR FROM NOW, AS YOU SAID EARLIER, BECAUSE VERY SIMPLY, IF YOU START TWELVE MONTHS FROM NOW, IT'S GOING TO TAKE TWO YEARS FROM WHEN YOU START UNTIL YOU OPEN THE DOORS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Robert Bashore/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=open the doors.
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VO-NAT


School officials say they may ask the county to buy the necessary property outright, instead of borrowing the money.
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Women-Publisher


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Women at Work

**Note Anchor Tag**
Successful business women have often had to create their own opportunities. In this country women now own 34-percent of all the companies, employing 16-million people.
But it didn't just happen. Somebody had to pave the way.
In the second part of our series Women at Work, Denise Allen introduces us to a woman who has owned and published a Roanoke newspaper for more than 25 years.
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SOT
IN Q=The obstacles
SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/The Roanoke Tribune Publisher; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :21
SUPER=01-Drucilla Barker/Hollins College Assoc. Prof.; 1:00
SUPER=@Denise1; 1:15
RUNS=2:34
OUT Q=news 7
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SOT tape 5 02:04:06
IN Q=the obstacles

((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/THE ROANOKE TRIBUNE PUBLISHER: THE OBSTACLES DIDN'T REALLY START WITH THE PUBLISHING. THE OBSTACLES STARTED WITH WORKING ON PAPERS IN ALL THESE OTHER CITIES, NEW YORK AND COLUMBUS, BECAUSE IT WAS ALL MALE SHOPS. I DIDN'T WORK AS JOURNALIST. I WAS A LINE-TYPE OPERATOR WHICH IS DIRTY, GREASY SHOP WORK.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=greasy shop work


That was around 1945. Whitworth spent years learning the business and in 1971 she bought the Roanoke Tribune from her father.
But assuming the editor position brought new challenges for Whitworth as she tried to manage a business comprised of mostly male employees.
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SOT tape 5 03:31:18
IN Q=i tried my best

((I TRIED MY BEST NOT TO GIVE ORDERS BECAUSE MEN DON'T LIKE TO TAKE ORDERS FROM A WOMAN. SO I TRIED DIPLOMATICALLY TO LET THEM HAVE MY WAY.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=have my way


Economist Drucilla Barker says many women find a whole new set of problems when they reach managerial positions.
Women with personality traits normally associated with men are often criticized.
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SOT tape 4 26:15:11
IN Q=so for example

((DRUCILLA BARKER/HOLLINS COLLEGE ECONOMICS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: SO FOR EXAMPLE MEN ARE AGRESSIVE, WOMEN ARE PUSHY. MEN ARE DECISIVE, WOMEN ARE BOSSY. MEN ARE OBJECTIVE, WOMEN ARE COLD AND UNCARING. THESE ARE REAL OBSTACLES FOR WOMEN, PARTICULARLY PROFESSIONAL WOMEN.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=professional women


DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: MANY WOMEN ARE TAKING WHITWORTH'S ROUTE AND STARTING THEIR OWN BUSINESSES.
CORPORATE DOWNSIZING AND CREATING A FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE ARE SOME OF THE REASONS WOMEN ARE STRIKING OUT ON THEIR OWN.
BUT BARKER SAYS MINORITY WOMEN HAVE AN EVEN TOUGHER ROAD.
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SOT tape 6 32:48:28
IN Q=it's been shown

((IT'S BEEN SHOWN THAT MINORITY WOMEN EARN APPROXIMATELY 10-PERCENT LESS THAN WHITE WOMEN WITH COMPARABLE EDUCATION AND TRAINING. YOU MENTIONED OWNING ONE'S OWN BUSINESS, THIS IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR MINORITY WOMEN BECAUSE MINORITY WOMEN HAVE TREMENDOUS DIFFICULTY IN GAINING ACCESS TO CREDIT.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q= access to credit


And yet Whitworth believes it's the individual, not the environment, that determines success.
And she says the Tribune is run on that belief.
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SOT tape 5
IN Q=I CAME TO

((I CAME TO THE TRIBUNE AS EDITOR WITH THREE OVERALL OBJECTIVES TO PROMOTE SELF-ESTEEM, TO FOSTER RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCES AND TO TRY TO PROVIDE A VEHICLE THROUGH WHICH DIFFERENCES CAN UNITE ON SOME COMMON BASIS.))
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=SOME COMMON BASIS


Whitworth describes the Tribune as a "good news" paper and she says as such it is not a big seller. The paper has a circulation of around 56-hundred, but Whitworth says with all she's gone through, she not in the business just to make a buck.
Denise Allen News 7.)) Fullscreen Women at Work
Talent=Keith


While more women are now working in jobs traditionally held by men, the boardroom remains a mostly male domain.
In part three of Women-At-Work, Denise Allen introduces us to Estelle Nichols-Avner, a woman who's taken a seat at the top.

Stocks


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

Stocks backed away from the record levels they hit yesterday. The Dow DROPPED 47 points. NASDAQ was off a fraction of a point.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=x5005;


Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


A Roanoke County company has become a hot commodity on Wall Street again.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Optical Cable stock has been trading at more than 14 times its usual volume.
It's price has gone from the 10- dollar range to as much as 15- dollars.
Optical Cable C-E-O Bob Kopstein has several guesses for the stock's first big run-up since last Summer.
A month ago he publicly stated the stock was undervalued.
He adds people may also be buying it because they want to purchase it before it goes up any further.
The stock actually dropped a little today, closing just under 16- dollars.
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Organ-Hoax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=None


Urban legends are frequently harmless rumors--but not always.
Consider this story spreading on the internet--
First, it is NOT TRUE....but here's the way WE heard it:
A college student is visiting New Orleans and drinking at a bar.
Hours later, he wakes up in a strange bathtub, submerged in ice.
He learns from a note on the wall that his kidneys have been harvested-- to be sold on the black market.
Again, this is all a hoax--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


It's also impossible considering this country's tightly controlled system of organ donation and allocation.
Still experts worry it could have a negative impact.
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SOT 14:38:15
IN Q=A story like

((TOM REED/VOPA: A STORY LIKE THIS JUST UNDERMINES PEOPLE'S CONFIDENCE IN THAT PROCESS AND BASICALLY UNDERMINES THEIR CONFIDENCE IN ORGAN DONATION IN GENERAL. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Reed/Va. Organ Procurement Agency; :
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in general.
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VO-NAT


And that could mean these gruesome tales can be a major source of lost donations.
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up in sports, another big game is on tap tonight in the ACC, we'll take a look back at last night's road win by the Roanoke Express.
Plus, Steve Mason is tuning up for tournament play in Salem.
Live=Steve Full
SUPER=05-Salem;


Steve adlibs to the break


S-Live


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-24/S6-28
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly


District tournament action has been in full swing since Monday night and tonight the Hometown Hoops Weekly crew is over in Salem. MIKE AND STEVE DOUBLE BOX
Steve Mason joins us from the Civic Center for a preview of tonight's Blue Ridge Semi Finals.
SUPER=@Steve1; :00
SUPER=05-Salem; :00


STEVE ADD LIBS INTO LIVE INTERVIEW WITH TWO COACHES

SUPER=01-Bill Pope/Northside Head Coach; :


PLEASE B-ROLL (S6-24) OVER SECOND QUESTION!!
RUNS=:30
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
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STEVE COMES OUT OF THAT AND ASKS COACH # 2 A QUESTION



SUPER=01-Paul Barnard/William Byrd Head Coach; :00


PLEASE B-ROLL (S6-28) OVER SECOND QUESTION!!
RUNS=:30/to freeze
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Daleville/Blue Ridge Playoff Game; :
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STEVE THANKS BOTH COACHES AND THEN TOSSES BACK TO MIKE!!

S-Tourney


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=TOURNEY TIME


There is also some postseason action tonight for the Roanoke Valley District girls, as they play their semi-finals at Cave Spring.
The Seminole district's semi-finals are on tap tonight at the Vines Center in Lynchburg, and the Pioneers district has a couple of quarterfinal games set tonight at home sites.

S-Duke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-1
GRAPHIC=ACC


The Duke Blue Devils tightened their grip on first place in the ACC last night with an 84-to-77 win over Clemson.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Durham, NC/Clemson vs. Duke; :00


Trajan Langdon scored a career high 34 points and his teammates gave him plenty of support.
Carman Wallace drills the three pointer in the second half to key an 11-to-nothing Duke run.
Ricky Price then dishes to Greg Newton and Duke improves to 11-and-3 on the year with the 84-to-77 win over Clemson.
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wipe to pinnacle board

S-Wake


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE
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FULL SCREEN PINNACLE (18083)
Wake Forest hopes to close back within a half game of the Blue Devils tonight with a win over North Carolina.
But beating the Heels in Chapel Hill may not be so easy since Carolina now has its sights set on third place in the league.
You can watch the Tarheels and Demon Deacons slug it out tonight at nine LIVE right here on Your Hometown Station.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


Another key A-C-C game in Raleigh tonight as the Wolfpack of N.C. State hosts Virginia.
At 16 and 10 overall and 5 and 8 in the A-C-C the Cavaliers need a win tonight to keep their post season hopes alive.
Virginia has beaten State 10 of the last 11-times they've met.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ICE-97
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/CHECKERS


The Roanoke Express got its four game road trip off on the right track last night with a 4-to-2 win over the Checkers in Charlotte.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Express vs. Checkers; :00


A pretty decent crowd on hand last night at Independence Arena, and also a pretty big crowd in front of the net, as Dave Gagnon has no chance of stopping this blast.
But Jeff Jablonski would come through with two goals to up his seasonal total
SUPER=38-Roanoke/4/Charlotte/2;

to 34 as Roanoke skates to a 4-to-2 win over the Checkers.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Roanoke/Jacksonville


The Roanoke Road warriors now skate into Jacksonville for a Friday night date with the Lizard Kings. Wx-Tape
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Promo
ANCHOR=Keith
(toss to Jean)
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=afr
TAPE#Promo


Carillon used to own the Cherry Hill Mansion-- and it's been vacant for more than 10 years.
But that's going to change soon-- Two developers bought the South Roanoke property in October, and have big plans for the place.
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Newsroom


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom--
Jean, apparently the Home holds fond memories for people who grew up in the Roanoke Valley.
Live=Jean Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Jean1;


It does, Keith.
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VO-NAT


It used to be the home of the Roanoke Fine Arts Center and was the site of many field trips for schoolchildren.
Now two developers are planning a condominium complex on the property.
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Talent=Jean Full/Newsroom


We'll have the story, plus all the latest news, weather, and sports tonight on News 7 at 11. Keith?