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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
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VO-NAT


The war on tobacco hit the trenches today- -but nobody's too sure who's leading the charge.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And which power company would you like to subscribe to? You may actually soon have a choice. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, the Roanoke women survive a big scare to advance to the ODAC championship game, the Radford women are finally dethroned after 7 years as Big South champions,
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VO-NAT eng#


And VMI exits the Southern conference tournament this afternoon, losing to top seeded UT-Chattanooga.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


It will be a fairly mild weekend with more clouds than sun and showers tossed in as well, especially Saturday.

FDA-Tobacco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


The FDA regulations are here.
But just because there's smoke, doesn't mean there's fire.
NO federal or state enforcement of tobacco sales is underway yet in Virginia.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Ollis/18 Year Old Smoker; :18
SUPER=@Allen; :27
SUPER=01-Dr. Randy Gordon/Va. Health Commissioner; :54
SUPER=01-Chris Curtis/Va. ABC Enforcement Director; 1:16
SUPER=01-Curtis Beach/Spartan Food Store; 1:29
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:35
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Robert Ollis is 18.
Virginia law requires a clerk card him only if he LOOKS younger.
Today, federal rules superseded that. nat sound break
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For everyone under age 27, no matter how they look: NO photo ID, NO tobacco.
SOT 11:43:10

((ROBERT OLLIS/18 YEAR OLD SMOKER: IT REALLY DOESN'T BOTHER ME BECAUSE I KNOW... MY FRIENDS, MY SISTER... SHE'S YOUNGER THAN I AM. SHE SMOKES AND IT'S A BAD HABIT TO PICK UP SO IT'S A GOOD THING THAT THEY'RE DOING THIS.))
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sot 02:39:42

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: VIRGINIA HAS NOT BEEN DOING A GOOD ENOUGH JOB AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. AND WE'RE MAKING AN EFFORT. IN FACT, OUR DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH WILL BE RUNNING STING OPERATIONS.))
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In fact, the state ran over a thousand "stings" with volunteer children last year.
But there was NO penalty, only an educational warning.
The FDA rules carry penalties -- but so far there are NO federal agents to enforce them.
sot 02:38:19

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WE ARE ENFORCING THESE LAWS IN VIRGINIA. AND I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYBODY ELSE IS SAYING. THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING.))
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sot 03:00:45

((DR. RANDY GORDON: THE ISSUE IS RESOURCES TO BE ABLE TO ENFORCE THOSE. AND WE DON'T PRESENTLY WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT HAVE THOSE RESOURCES AVAILABLE. WE'RE REALLY NOT AN ENFORCEMENT AGENCY.))
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So how will state ABC agents fit in?
They haven't decided yet.
Educating retailers is job one ...but they hope to "happen" onto some violations they can turn over to federal agents.
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((CHRIS CURTIS/ABC ENFORCEMENT DIRECTOR: IF THEY WERE OBSERVING THE STORE FOR ABC VIOLATIONS AND HAPPENED TO SEE SALES AND OR POSSESSION BY UNDERAGE PERSONS.))
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SOT 11:50:53

((CURTIS BEACH/SPARTAN FOOD STORE: I THINK THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO BE AWARE THAT THE PERSON BEHIND THE COUNTER COULD FACE CRIMINAL CHARGES AND OR A FINE. ))
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sot standup 06:22:50

((BARRING A COURT ORDER, THE NEXT WAVE OF FDA REGULATIONS TAKES EFFECT AUGUST 28TH. AT THAT TIME, NO MORE VENDING MACHINES ANYWHERE CHILDREN CAN GET TO THEM, NO MORE FREE SAMPLES, AND THE HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL NEW RULES ON ADVERTISING TAKE EFFECT. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Cole


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=Mark Cole


A jury is still deciding if a Halifax County man should be convicted of first degree murder for killing his estranged wife.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Yesterday;


Attorneys for 37 year old Mark William Cole disagree saying their client acted in the heat of the moment.
Cole was arrested last June for shooting and killing his wife Glenda, outside the home they once shared.
The jury has deliberated for about five hours.
Yesterday, Cole's five year old son testified for the prosecution.
Bradley Cole told the jury he saw his father abduct his mother shortly before she was shot once in the head.
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Cop-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Officer Shot


Police in Virginia and West Virginia are on the lookout for a maroon Oldsmobile, wanted in connection with the shooting of a police officer last night.
Bramwell officer Keith Honaker was shot twice in the leg during a routine traffic stop.
The car was last seen on route 52 near the border of Mercer County, West Virginia and Tazewell County, Virginia.
Several men were riding in the car, which may have a left tail light missing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Virginia State Police.

Halifax-Sheriff


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=None


Buying crack cocaine in Halifax County isn't as easy as it used to be.
That's the word from Sheriff's deputies who've noticed a change in the way dealers are doing business.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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IN Q=When Jeff
SUPER=03-Halifax; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Oakes/Halifax Co. Sheriff; :09
SUPER=01-Maj. Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :38
SUPER=@Teresa1; :50
SUPER=01-Lt. Doug Carr/Halifax Co. Chief Jailor; 1:11
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OUT Q=Hamilton, NEWS 7.


((When Jeff Oakes decided to run for for Sheriff CHANGE was one of his campaign mottos.
One year later-- the changes are almost too numerous to count.
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1:31:25
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IN Q=Most proud

((JEFF OAKES/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:MOST PROUD OF PROBABLY THE DRUG INVESTIGATORS AND THE SUCCESS THAT THEY HAVE HAD. I BASICALLY WENT OUT AND RECRUITED PEOPLE FOR THAT POSITION. ))
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OUT Q=for that position.


In 1996- Oakes' department made nearly 250 drug arrests-- that's a 27- percent increase over the previous year.
Their success is marked on the street-- where officers say the County's three open air crack markets have taken a hit.
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IN Q=It's getting

((RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF:IT'S GETTING A LOT MORE DIFFICULT. YOU DON'T DO IT AT AN OPEN AIR CRACK MARKET, PER SE, NOW, YOU MAY DO IT AT A RESIDENCE OR A DIFFERENT LOCATION BUT IT'S NOT THE GROUPS OR CROWDS THAT WERE HANGING OUT BEFORE. ))
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OUT Q=out before.


The changes don't stop there.
For the first time-- the Sheriff's department has taken advantage of nearly a quarter million dollars in grants.
The county is also benefitting from the increased visibility of 24- hour police patrols.
Oakes has also begun housing female inmates to save money..
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IN Q=So far

((LT. W. D. CARR/HALIFAX CO. CHIEF JAILOR: SO FAR, THEY'VE BEEN FANTASTIC, WE HAVEN'T HAD A BIT OF A PROBLEM.))
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OUT Q=of a problem.


Oakes is also equally proud of his work in the high school-- where a uniformed deputy patrols the halls, each day.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- how one police department intends to send a message to drivers who have unpaid parking tickets piling up--
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VO-NAT


and their sweat and song brings back memories of the railroad's hey day in southwest Virginia.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Collegiate-Times


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


The assistant to the vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech has lost her lawsuit against the campus newspaper.
Sharon Yeagle sued the Collegiate Times after an article identified her with a fictitious and unflattering job title.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/May 1996;


The paper apologized to Yeagle and corrected the error, which it blamed on a computer template not meant for publication.
A judge ruled in the paper's favor, saying the title was too absurd to be taken seriously.
Editor-in-chief Katy Sinclair says she's learned a tough lesson about the justice system and good journalism.
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Danville-Carar


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=None


Unpaid parking tickets in Danville could get a lot costlier for those who've neglected to pay.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Beginning March 15th, Danville police will be impounding the cars of drivers who've failed to pay three or more parking tickets.
Police say the driver will not only have to pay the tickets but also the cost of towing and storage.
The Department says it's decided to take on the new policy because the problem of unpaid tickets is getting worse.
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Boucher


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=Rick Boucher


If Congressman Rick Boucher gets his way, we'll soon go shopping for electric power.
Boucher is pushing legislation to deregulate electric utilities for retail sales.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


That means individual consumers would be able to choose their providers, and Boucher says the competition would lower electric bills.
He says Virginia's economy would reap two major benefits.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/(D) NINTH DISTRICT: AN EXPANSION IN OUR COAL- PRODUCING ECONOMY AS A NATIONAL MARKET IS CREATED FOR THE GENERATION AND SALE OF ELECTRIC POWER, AND THE POTENTIAL FOR SUBSTANTIAL NEW INVESTMENT IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF COAL- FIRED ELECTRICITY- GENERATING FACILITIES IN OUR COAL- PRODUCING COUNTIES. ))
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OUT Q=coal-producing counties.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Nationwide, Boucher says lower rates would decrease overhead costs for manufacturers, allowing them to INCREASE production and exports.
Boucher expects the House to debate the legislation this Fall.
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Temp-Gun


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg City Seal


It may not have gotten much of a workout this winter, but Lynchburg public works is still proud of the latest "weapon" in its snow- fighting arsenal.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


It's a "temperature gun".. a device that uses an infrared signal to measure the temperature of road pavement.
Construction crews laying asphalt have used it for years, but only recently has the technology been applied to Lynchburg's snow removal efforts.
Officials say you just point and shoot... and immediately you know whether the conditions are right for roads to start freezing over.
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IN Q=So when I

((DENNIS REYNOLDS/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: SO WHEN I GET THAT TEMPERATURE READING, I HAVE SEVERAL LOCATIONS AROUND TOWN EARMARKED TO TAKE THESE TEMPERATURE READINGS BECAUSE NORMALLY THEY'RE THE COLDEST SPOTS. SO I LOOK FOR IT THERE FIRST, AND ONCE I HIT THE RIGHT TEMPERATURE GUN, THEN I'LL GIVE THE WORD TO THE FIELD UNITS TO GO AHEAD AND START APPLYING CHEMICALS.))
SUPER=01-Dennis Reynolds/Lynchburg Public Works; :00
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OUT Q=start applying chemicals.
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VO-NAT


Reynolds says the temperature guns cost about 300 dollars each and have paid for themselves over the past few months.
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Stocks


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


Another down day on Wall Street--the Dow dropped 47 points to close out the week at 68 hundred 78.
NASDAQ lost four points.
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Gandy-Dancer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=None


It was a lesson in hard labor for a group of Alleghany County high school students.
The Buckingham Lining Crew was at Jackson River Vocational Technical Center today, demonstrating how a combination of sweat and style built miles of railroad.
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(( ))
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**Keith on ENG**
It sounds good-- but the singing here also serves a purpose. The rhythmn of the song keeps the line crew in unison. Some of these men did this sort of work for 40 years.
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IN Q=Back in the time

((BACK IN THE TIME WHEN STRONG MEN AND STRONG BACKS DID THE WORK THAT'S BEING DONE NOW.))
SUPER=01-Charles White/Buckingham Lining Crew
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OUT Q=being done now.
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**Keith on ENG** Students saw how spikes were driven in and the tracks were re-aligned-- all under the direction of a caller.
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IN Q=Yeah I don't know..

((YEAH, I DON'T KNOW WHAT I BEEN TOLD... AND ON AND ON LIKE THAT UNTIL THEY GOT THE TRACKS STRAIGHTENED.))
SUPER=01-Wirt Johnson/Former Line Caller
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OUT Q=tracks straightened out.
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VO-NAT


This sort of work is done by computer these days-- but the Buckingham Lining Crew wants to make sure the art of their profession doesn't die out.
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Racing-Region


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=None


Southside Virginia can now officially call itself "Virginia's Racing Region".
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;


For more than a year communities in Patrick, Henry, Pittsylvania, and Halifax Counties have lobbied for this designation.
Now Virginia legislators have given the proposal the thumbs up.
The area is home to two tracks.
The Martinsville Speedway hosts a pair of Winston Cup races each year.
A number of drivers and racing teams also call Southside Virginia their home.
Business leaders believe this new identity will boost efforts to bring more tourists to the region.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports,the Winston Cup drivers are all wet in Richmond.
The Radford women finally lose a game in the Big South women's tournament
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And the Roanoke College women survives an ODAC scare to advance to tomorrow's championship game.
Highlights right after this.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=RICHMOND RACEWAY


Rain completely washed out practice and qualifying today at Richmond for this weekend's Pontiac Excitement 400.
Track officials have rescheduled Winston Cup time trials for 11 tomorrow morning, weather permitting.
The field for tomorrow's Busch race was set by using last year's car owner points.
Randy LaJoie starts on the pole, while Hermie Sadler will start 12th and Elliott Sadler 20th.

S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=ODAC


Roanoke College and Guilford have advanced to tomorrow's ODAC women's championship after both eeked out 6 point wins in the semi-finals today.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs. Emory & Henry; :00


And as it turned out Roanoke would have a devil of a time advancing to Saturday's championship game.
Emory & Henry's Angie Simpkins drives in the lane and makes the nice no-look pass to Brooke Duncan for the easy two. The Wasps lead by 3, with under 3 minutes to play.
But Roanoke battled back, and with 50 seconds to play, Carrie McConnell, the former Pulaski star, draws the double team and passes to Amy Athey for the hoops. And Roanoke is on top 52-to-50.
Roanoke would then put the game away with a little defense. Cheryl Rhodes,
another Cave Spring product makes the SUPER=33-Roanoke/56/Emory & Henry/56;

steal and scores in the closing seconds to give the Lady Maroons the come from behind 56-to-50 win.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD ODAC


Guilford beat Bridgewater 77-to-71. The championship game tips-off at 2 tomorrow afternoon.

S-South


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-4
SS=Big South


Radford's reign as queen of Big South tournament ended today as the Lady Highlanders lost in the semi-finals.
Steve Mason has more on their loss and Liberty's win in the second game of the day.
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SUPER=01-Elena Kisseleva/27 Points & 11 Rebounds; 1:07
SUPER=01-Rick Reeves/Liberty Head Coach; 1:12
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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S-VMI


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=VMI logo


The V-M-I Keydets lost to U-T Chattanooga this afternoon 84 to 62 in the quarter-finals of the Southern Conference tournament.
But just to get to that game today, the Keydets needed a dramatic shot at the buzzer last night from Maurice Spencer to help them beat Furman 87 to 84 in the play-in game.
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That shot sent the game into overtime and the Keydets eventually pulled out the 3 point victory over the Paladins.
The Furman loss ended the career of former V-M-I boss Joe Cantafio, who spent the past three years as Furman's head coach.
Cantafio's resignation from the school went into effect with the loss.
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((JOE CANTAFIO/RETIRING FURMAN COACH:)) ((MAURICE SPENCER/VMI GUARD: ))
SUPER=01-Joe Cantafio/Retiring Furman Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Maurice Spencer/VMI Senior Guard; :12
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OUT Q=...THAT WAY.
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S-Regionals


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=NORTHWEST REGION


Last night in Northwest regional basketball action the semi-finals proved to be a painful experience for the folks from Danville's George Washington high school.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/G.W. Danville vs. Fleming; :00


For starters the defending state champion G.W. boys saw their season come to a close at the hands of William Fleming.
Brad Dunleavy scored a game high 21 as Fleming upset the Eagles 75-to-60 to earn a spot in the state quarterfinals.
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./G.W. Danville vs. Pulaski Co.; ;00


And the Danville girls were beaten by Pulaski County 65-to-48 in their regional semi-final.
The Lady Cougars also move on to the state quarterfinals.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=region III


Tonight the boys Region III semi-finals are already underway at the Salem Civic Center.
SS=Region C


And the Region C tournament gets started tonight at 6:30 at the Dedmon Center in Radford. Wx-Tape
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Forest-Park


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Black History


Students at Roanoke's Forest Park School have been studying the accomplishments of African Americans.
Today, they brought Black History month to a close with a who's who of historical figures.
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IN Q=She was born in 1820

((NICOLE EDWARDS/"HARRIET TUBMAN": SHE WAS BORN IN 1820 AND DIED IN 1913. SHE WAS GREAT BECAUSE SHE LEAD BLACK PEOPLE TO FREEDOM. AND SHE LEAD OVER 300 SLAVES TO FREEDOM WITHOUT GETTING CAUGHT.))
SUPER=01-Nicole Edwards/"Harriet Tubman";
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OUT Q=without getting caught.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Third and fourth graders created a living museum in the school's gymnasium.
Many of the students dressed as famous African- Americans and they highlighted important contributions on posters that lined the walls.
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SOT 10:04:19
IN Q=It was real different

((TIMOTHY JENNINGS/"THURGOOD MARSHALL": IT WAS REAL DIFFERENT, BECAUSE IN OUR CLASSROOM SOMETIMES WE WORK AND SOMETIMES WE HAVE FUN, BUT THIS WAS THE BEST FUN WE'VE HAD IN OUR CLASSROOM.))
SUPER=01-Timothy Jennings/"Thurgood Marshall";
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OUT Q=had in our classroom.
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This was the third year that students at Forest Park have observed Black History month with a living museum. (----------------)