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Pawn-shop


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE

*******ANCHOR TAG******
You can get money from a pawn broker for almost anything from watches to cars.
But one broker found out the hard way that you need the car itself, not just the its title.
Keith Humphry has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=The law
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Tim McGuire/City Pawn Shop Owner; :16
SUPER=@keith2; :35
RUNS=:46
OUT Q=Humphry, News 7.

((
The law that regulates pawn brokers hasn't changed in nearly half a century.
But a ruling from a Circuit Judge in Richmond now makes it illegal for pawn brokers to accept a motor vehicle title as collateral on a loan.
Tim McGuire could have fought it.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 4:28:10
IN Q=But we felt

((BUT WE FELT LIKE THE PEOPLE THAT DEALT HERE DID NOT DESERVE IT. AND IF WE WERE GOING TO LOSE MONEY, I WOULD MUCH RATHER GIVE THEM THEIR CAR TITLE BACK FREE AND CLEAR AND OWE ME NOTHING THAN I WOULD BE TO HAVE TO KEEP RUNNING MONEY UP HERE TO MY LAWYER TO FIGHT THE STATE.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=the state.


The Attorney General says McGuire isn't a bona fide pawn broker. His exorbitant interest rates are in violation of state law, according to the A-G.
That entitles customers to a full refund.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


If all the title holders return to collect a refund, it could cost McGuire tens of thousands of dollars.
If McGuire looks familiar, it may be because he's better known as a race car driver.
His brother, TONY, a silent partner in the pawn shop, also drives a race car... one sponsored by W-D-B-J.

E-Drug-Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Drug bust


Barely six months have passed since the last time a Christiansburg man was arrested for distributing drugs.
Tuesday the 74- year- old was arrested again on the same charge.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last August;


It was last August that authorities seized crack cocaine and guns from the home of William Bernice Smith and his wife Josephine, who has since died.
At that time, police said they were eliminating a major crack source in the New River Valley.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


But William Smith was free on bond when he was arrested Tuesday.
Authorities seized crack, marijuana and cash.
Two women were also charged.

Execution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A man convicted of the 19-85 slaying of a convenience store manager in Suffolk was put to death last night.
Coleman Wayne Gray had no final statement.
He carried a Bible as he walked into the death chamber at the Greensville Correctional Center.

Tobacco


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=tobacco


Virginia plans to steer clear of a program to enforce a new federal rule making it tougher for children to buy cigarettes.
The Food and Drug Administration rule that takes effect tomorrow requires retailers view photo identification from tobacco buyers younger than 27.
Virginia did NOT apply for a federal pilot program to help states enforce the rules, and state officials say they have NO enforcement plans of their own.
Attorney General Jim Gilmore says the government has no business regulating the sale or use of tobacco.

SENATE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


Gulf War illness is in the spotlight today on Capitol Hill.
Retired General Norman Schwarzkopf and Deputy Defense Secretary John White are appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

10:36:47
They were called in after the Pentagon announced that the C-I-A had indeed warned the Army about the presence of chemical weapons well before troops blew up an Iraqi arsenal.
White predicts more revelations about chemical weapons.
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CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Reno;


Attorney General Janet Reno has again put off calls for an independent counsel to investigate Democratic fund- raising.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Reno said today there has to be evidence suggesting wrongdoing by high-ranking government officials before an independent probe can begin.
Reno says for now the Justice Department is conducting its own vigorous investigation.
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SOT
IN Q=AS RECENTLY AS...
SUPER=01-Janet Reno/U.S. Attorney General;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=Independent Counsel Statute.
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VO-NAT


Republican and even Democratic calls to name a special prosecutor increased this week with the release of White House documents showing that many big time political contributors stayed overnight at the White House over the last four years.
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GRAMMYS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=grammy awards


The music industry honored its best and brightest at the Grammy Awards last night at New York's Madison Square Garden.
Liz Mullen has the highlights.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00
SUPER=04-NARAS-CBS; :07
SUPER=01-Eric Clapton/Male Pop Vocal Performance; :15
SUPER=01-Toni Braxton/Female Pop Vocal Performance; :32
SUPER=01-LeAnn Rimes/Best New Artist; :48
SUPER=01-Liz Mullen/Reporting; 1:20
RUNS=1:44
OUT Q=CBS News New York.

(( ERIC CLAPTON WITH BABYFACE HOPED TO "CHANGE THE WORLD" AS THE GRAMMYS GOT UNDER WAY. AND HE DID THAT, WINNING BEST MALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE AND SONG OF THE YEAR.

(SOT--Eric Clapton, Male Pop Vocal Performance)


OTHER WINNERS INCLUDED... "TWANGIN' TEEN" LEANN RIMES FOR BEST NEW ARTIST.
BECK FOR BEST ROCK VOCAL PERFORMANCE
AND TONI BRAXTON FOR FEMALE POP VOCAL PERFORMANCE FOR HER HIT UNBREAK MY HEART.

(SOT--Toni Braxton, Female Pop Vocal Performance)



(SOT--LeAnn Grimes, Best New Artist)


COMPETITION WAS FORMIDABLE, WITH PRODUCER SONGWRITER SINGER BABYFACE RECEIVING A RECORD TYING 12 NOMINATIONS. THE ROCK GROUP SMASHING PUMPKINS GETTING SEVEN NOMINATIONS AND TRACY CHAPMAN AND VINCE GILL EACH GETTING FIVE.
LIZ MULLEN CBS NEWS NEW YORK.)) WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

LOCAL-WINNERS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=
WRITER=MEL
TAPE# From 96-24
GRAPHIC=Wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/April;


One band with ties to Lynchburg took home a grammy last night.
D-C Talk won in the category of Gospel Rock Album with Jesus Freak.
The trio met and formed the group while attending Liberty University in the late 80's.
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P-First-Union


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=first union


First Union Bank is spreading its wings and going nationwide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-First Union Advertisement;


The local bank unveiled an 85-million dollar ad campaign to develop a "major brand identity" across the U-S.
The spots airing during prime time t-v shows will add up to the largest marketing campaign in the company's history.
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SOT ad tape tot 00:02:48
IN Q=Suppose

((FIRST UNION ANNOUNCER: SUPPOSE SOMEONE WAS ABOUT TO MARRY THE SAVVY OF A WALL STREET BROKER WITH THE COMMON SENSE OF A MAIN STREET BANKER?))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=banker?
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VO-NAT


First Union's main pitch is to show consumers it's a bank AND a financial services company.
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Deregulation of the securities industry has enabled financial services firms to grab a greater share of the traditional banking market.
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P-Quad-Media


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Pulaski company is getting national recognition for a new, high- tech product.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Quad Media has won the 19-97 Buyers Choice Award for designing a new device to help companies sell their products at trade shows.
After three years of research, the company introduced something called a Portable Interactive (Key- ahsk) Kiosk.
Quad Media founder Bernard LaFleur (le-FLURE) says his newly patented product has a number of advantages over the heavier, standard types of (Key- ahsk) kiosks.
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SOT 02:47:19
IN Q=One of our

((BERNARD LAFLEUR/QUAD MEDIA PRESIDENT: ONE OF OUR CLIENTS, ITT, SPENDS AN AVERAGE OF ABOUT THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS PER TRADE SHOW TO SEND THE OLDER STYLE KIOSKS THAT WE MANUFACTURED FOR THEM, THEY CAN SEND THIS TYPE OF UNIT NOW FOR LESS THAN 150 DOLLARS.))
SUPER=01-Bernard LaFleur/Quad Media President;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=150- dollars.
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VO-NAT


Quad Media says since the award, it can not keep up with new orders.
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E-State-Song


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=State Song


Virginia's state song may be put out to pasture, but soon others will be clamoring to replace it.
Ellen Qualls has a sample.
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SOT
IN Q=nat sot guitar
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Ellen2; :22
SUPER=01-Johnny Grey/Songwriter; :35
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; :50
RUNS=1:41
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



(( nat sot grey guitar riff
runs=:04


What does a good state song sound like?
Who should pick?
Do we really need one?
sot TAPE ONE 03:01:44

((JOHNNY GREY/SONGWRITER: I'M NOT SAYING MY SONG IS THE BEST SONG. I HAVE FAITH IN IT.))
runs=:04



nat sot JOHNNY GREY 02:48:43

((WE HAVE IT MADE IN VIRGINIA AND HER ROOTS RUN DEEP AND TRUE. VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS, OLD DOMINION I LOVE YOU. guitar riff))
runs=:17


Johnny Grey says he didn't write his song to be the state song, but with all the controversy over "Carry Me Back..."
sot TAPE ONE 03:00:46

((JOHNNY GREY/SONGWRITER: SOMEONE TOLD ME YOU KNOW THAT WOULD MAKE A GOOD STATE SONG.))
runs=:03


"Virginia Is For Lovers" was a last minute fix for his first album.
sot TAPE ONE 02:58:39

((JOHNNY GREY/SONGWRITER: SO I GOT UP AT THREE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING. I COULDN'T SLEEP BECAUSE I WAS CUTTING MY FIRST ALBUM. I WAS ALL NERVOUS. AND I WENT TO THE KITCHEN TO GET A DRINK OF WATER AND IT HIT ME. I WROTE IT IN TEN MINUTES, CALLED HIM, AND SANG IT OVER THE PHONE TO HIM, AND THEY NEVER CHANGED A WORD INTO IT. IT WAS GOD SENT.))
runs=:16



sot 01:55:38 FRIDAY TAPE

((SEN. DICK SASLAW/D-FAIRFAX: YOU KNOW, SONGS AREN'T EASILY WRITTEN. AND GOOD SONGS ARE RARELY EVER WRITTEN.))
runs=:04


So lawmakers this year refused to make any plan for finding a new song.
But that hasn't deterred the songwriters -- including Jack Phillips of Roanoke.
nat sot "Sweet Virginia Evermore"
runs=:08



nat sot
runs=:08



nat sot
runs=:08



nat sot
runs=:08


It took lawmakers 27 years to retire the old one.
It may take a few to find the new one.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond. ))

Community-College


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=education


A new state bill will allow community college students to cash in on good grades.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Starting July of NEXT year, full- time students earning a "B" average or better during their first year of school are eligible for a paid scholarship their second year.
But the community college incentive scholarship program does have another requirement--
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SOT 9:49:36
IN Q=If they are

((MARK EMICK/VA WESTERN COMM. COLLEGE: IF THEY ARE ENROLLED FULL TIME IN A PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN DETERMINED BY THE COOPERATION OF THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AS A PROGRAM THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Mark Emick/Virginia Western Comm. College;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=BUSINESS COMMUNITY
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VO-NAT


Emick says the scholarship will help community colleges develop more economic partnerships across the state.
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Metallica


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-10)
GRAPHIC=NONE


Many musicians were in New York last night for the Grammy Awards, but Metallica was in the Roanoke Valley. ((nat sound))
SOT 8:41:22
IN Q=they

((THEY ROCK! ))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=rock
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The group is 14- years- old, and they say they are evolving into more than just a metal band.
Their new short haircuts are sparking some concern among die-hard fans...
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 6:43:50
IN Q=over 5 years

((KIRK HAMMETT/METALLICA: OVER 5 YEARS, EVERYONE CHANGES, AND THIS IS HOW WE HAVE CHANGED AND ALL THE SUDDEN, PEOPLE EQUATE OUR PERSONAL CHANGE AS SOME KIND OF CALCULATED IMAGE... ))
SUPER=01-Kirk Hammett/Metallica;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=image
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VO-NAT


The band members are all a little older, and they say they've mellowed just a bit, but their fans are still just as enthusiastic.
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P-Cleaner-World


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=none


Employees at "A Cleaner World" dry cleaners were shaken up yesteday when a runaway car crashed through the window of the business.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Amazingly no one was hurt but even more surprising, no one was behind the wheel.
Oscar Hackworth came out of the Little Caesars ACROSS Brandon Avenue to find his Oldsmobile missing.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:37:31
IN Q=I had my car

((OSCAR HACKWORTH/CAR OWNER: I HAD MY CAR PARKED OVER IN THE MALL PARKING LOT AT LITTLE CAESARS AND IT ROLLED ACROSS THE PARKING LOT AND ACROSS THIS HIGHWAY HERE, WHATEVER THE NAME IS, INTO THE DRY CLEANERS HERE.))
SUPER=01-Oscar Hackworth/Car Owner;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=dry cleaners here.
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VO-NAT


The car apparently had been left in neutral when it drifted across the parking lots and a four-lane road.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-67/70/SW 15mph/29.89s/72/1961/ 9/1963;
SUPER=301-60/87/S 13mph/29.92r/74/1944/ 7/1934;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Cloudy/Showers Possible/46-50/Cloudy with/Showers Likely/56-60;
SUPER=331-Cloudy/Showers Possible/48-52/Cloudy with/Showers Likely/56-60;
SUPER=332-Partly/Cloudy/44-48/Rain/Likely/54-58;
SUPER=333-Cloudy/Showers Possible/44-48/Cloudy with/Showers Likely/52-56;
SUPER=334-Partly/Cloudy/40-44/Cloudy/Showers Likely/54-58;
SUPER=X5001;


Greenspan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=stocks


Federal reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan sent Wall street into a tailspin yesterday with an appearance on Capitol Hill.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


Greenspan was delivering his semi-annual report to Congress.
He refused to rule out an interest rate hike and he also warned about the record run- up in stock prices.
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SOT
IN Q=

4:12:20 ((GREENSPAN:HISTORY COUNSELS CAUTION, SUCH CAUTION IS ESPECIALLY WARRANTED WITH REGARD TO THE SHARP RISE IN EQUITY PRICES DURING THE PAST TWO YEARS. ))
SUPER=01-Alan Greenspan/Federal Reserve Chairman;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q= THE PAST TWO YEARS.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Yesterday;


Those two comments sent Wall Street reeling, the Dow was down more than fifty- five points at the closing bell yesterday.
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South


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net (edit of s6-23)
GRAPHIC=big south


The big South conference tournament got underway. The Vines Center was rocking when both Radford and Liberty took the court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/UNC-G vs. Radford;


The Highlanders opened the evening session against U-N-C-Greensboro.
Both teams stayed close early in the first half, but the Spartans lead 40-32 at the half.
In the second, U-N-C-G was up by 12 with 14 minutes remaining in the half. Radford slowly gained on that lead tying it at 76 with just two seconds left.
Corey Reid gets fouled. He hits two free throws as R- U comes from behind to win it 78-76.
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IN Q= I was happy
SUPER=01-Corey Reed/17 Points;

RUNS:03
OUT Q= going up there.


The host Liberty Flames took the floor against Winthrop.
It was a battle of three pointers late in the first half.
Liberty lead by 11 at the half.
SUPER=33-Liberty/83/Winthrop/69;


The Eagles cut that lead to six with eight minutes remaining.
The Flames had a late seven to two run.
Liberty wins 83-69.
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College


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-4)
GRAPHIC=COLLEGE HOOPS


The West Virginia Mountaineers upset 18th ranked Villanova 83-to-76.
The win keeps alive their chances of winning the Big East division.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Morgantown, WV/Villanova vs. WVU;


Adrian Pledger misses the runner, but Gordon Malone powers in the miss with the one handed jam.
West Virginia leads at the half.
Pledger and Malone would keep SUPER=33-Villanova/76/West Virginia/83;

working their magic in the second half with the give and go and the jam.
West Virginia wins it 83-to-76.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express


Express goalie Dave Gagnon's injury is a bit more serious than first expected.
Steve Mason has an update.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Holden/Express Head Trainer; :09
SUPER=01-Dave Gagnon/Express Goalie; :25(QUICK)
SUPER=@Steve1; :31
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :43
RUNS=:54
OUT Q=...News 7 sports
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((Gagnon appears healthy, but according to Express trainer Mike Holden, the goalie might be out of action for a week. ((MIKE HOLDEN:)) ((:)) ((DAVE:)) ((FRANK ANZALONE:))
The Express is on the road this Friday at South Carolina to face the Stingrays. Steve Mason news 7 sports"))
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Climber-arrested


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In Sydney Australia today, a French man picked the wrong mountain to climb, or rather the wrong building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia;


Equipped with only a harness he attempted to scale Australia's tallest building.
He managed to climb 500 feet before being detained by rescue squad officials.
He will be in court tomorrow to face charges of climbing on a building structure and endangering lives.
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BIRTHDAYS! 2/28/97

SUPER=130-6/Megan Eller/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-12/Joshua Graham/Christiansburg;



SUPER=130-28/Norma Hale/Copper Hill;



SUPER=130-25/Tammie Banks/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-/Bud Slaughter/Axton;



SUPER=130-3/Luke Price/Radford;



SUPER=130-1/Latasha Matney/Dugspur;



SUPER=130-4/Courtney Horton/Pulaski;



SUPER=130-14/Willie Fitzgerald, Jr./Chatham;



SUPER=130-12/Mary Bryant/Huddleston;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-38th/Ralph & Beulah Moore/Martinsville;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-/Mr. & Mrs. Rudy Hearn/Chatham;



SUPER=130-5/Briana Pursley/Verona;



SUPER=130-23/Sherry Akers/Riner;



SUPER=130-101/Nellie Vest/Pilot;



SUPER=130-9/Justin Dodson/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-9/Whitney Flynn/Rocky Mount;



SUPER=130-81/Thadeus Andrews/ Lewisburg;



SUPER=130-8/Andrew Hodges/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-35/Ken Hash/Roanoke;



SUPER=130-16/Leeann Bradley/Glasgow;



Saturday:

SUPER=130-7/Timothy Craig/Bassett;



SUPER=130-11/Michael Lawson/Woolwine;



(Anniversary)
SUPER=130-50th/Mr. & Mrs. Adison Ward/Hurt;



SUPER=130-91/Ella White/Lexington;



SUPER=130-5/Hayley Campbell/Covington;


No Pictures:

SUPER=130-24/David Kingery/Salem;

SUPER=130-24/Aneetra Daniels/Roanoke;