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ANCHOR=Jean
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Coming up on News 7-
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It appears a deal is struck between N-S and CSX for railroad giant Conrail.
Arkansas picks up after a deadly tornado while folks in Kentucky deal with flooding.
Plus what's the latest with the fight for this bridge? We'll find out what's going on tonight.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


ANCHOR=Jean
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Good Evening.
Al Gore says he did nothing wrong- when making campaign calls from his White House office.
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((I NEVER DID ANYTHING I THOUGHT WAS WRONG.))
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It's illegal for federal employees to solicite campaign funds from federal buildings.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


It appears the fight between N-S and CSX is over.
The two carriers have reportedly agreed to split Conrails most valuable assets.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./File Tape;


The fight to save the Eagle Rock Bridge moves on.
We'll tell you what the folks there are up to.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


It appears Norfolk Southern and C-S-X may end their battle over Conrail- a railroad with a monopoly in the northeast.
There are reports a deal is in the offing.
Len Besthoff has more.
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SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=01-Louis Newton/Retired NS Employee; :19
SUPER=@Len1; :27
SUPER=01-Ethel Noell/NS Shareholder; :39
SUPER=01-George Brammer/Stockbroker;1:07
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(( Under the apparent agreement, C-S-X takes over Conrail, but Norfolk Southern acquires two Conrail routes into New York, perhaps the country's most lucrative port.
C-S-X, by purchasing Conrail, also gets some key links to the Big Apple, and New England.
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((LOUIS NEWTON/RETIRED NS EMPLOYEE: NORFOLK SOUTHERN GETS TWO GOOD ROUTES INTO THE NORTHEAST. AT THE SAME TIME, CSX GETS A GOOD ROUTE.))
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OUT Q=a good route.
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((NS shareholders say they like this deal for two reasons. Number one they're getting more track, and that will enhance the value of their stock. Number two, they're not paying full freight for all of Conrail.))
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((ETHEL NOELL/NS SHAREHOLDER: THE LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT THEY WERE GOING TO HAVE TO ORIGINALLY PUT OUT TO BUY THE WHOLE PART AND PARCEL IS CERTAINLY GOING TO BE OF BENEFIT TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THAT IN THE COFFERS OF THE RAILROAD AND USE IT FOR OTHER EXPANSION.))
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Rail industry experts say N-S C-E-O David Goode is also emerging a big winner.
Conrail and C-S-X put up big roadblocks to anyone interfering with their original merger plans, which didn't include N-S, but the Vinton native put up a stronger fight than anticipated.
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((GEORGE BRAMMER/STOCKBROKER-A.G. EDWARDS: I THINK WE ALL UNDERESTIMATED HOW AGGRESSIVE NORFOLK SOUTHERN AND DAVID GOODE WOULD BE. ))
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Southwest and central Virginia, with more than 3000 N-S employees, should also benefit, since in all likelihood, the deal will not prompt N-S to move its headquarters, which is just a few hours to the east.
Len Besthoff, News-7.

eagle-rock


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


Eagle rock residents thought their bridge was doomed, but an unorthodox deal may be struck with the state to save the structure.
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Andrew Freiden was at a community meeting tonight where the plans were revealed.
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Jean, residents voiced concern with the time line for the project, and are worried the funding won't come through.
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SUPER=01-Bo Trumbo/State Senator
SUPER=01-Fred Altizer/Salem VDOT
SUPER=01-Bill Loope/Board of Supervisors
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((WHAT THAT WAS, THEY HAVE MORE PROJECTS, TO BE FUNDED AND LESS MONEY THAN ANY DISTRICT IN THE STATE. ))
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Eagle Rock residents learned tonight that money for their bridge will not come from the state's primary road system funds.
But State Senator Bo Trumbo, and Delegate Lacey Putney have worked out a deal with the Commonwealth transportation board to split the coast of the bridge with the county-- and add the bridge to the secondary road system.
Even if the spending is approved, residents will be left without use of their lifeline for at least 3 years-- State engineers say it's unsafe.
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((THE BEST WE CAN DO FROM THE TIME WE START IT TILL THE TIME WE TAKE IT DOWN, AND PUT A NEW ONE BACK IN THE SAME SPOT, IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT 15-18 MONTHS. ))
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The whole project will cost 2.5 million dollars-- and the county will be stuck with half of the bill.
The board of supervisors will vote on March 18th, and the outlook looks good for supporters of the bridge.
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((BILL LOOPE: BOTETOURT CO. SUPERVISORS: JUST GUESSING, I'D SAY THE BOARD WILL GO ALONG WITH THE REVENUE SHARING WITH THE STATE TO KEEP THE BRIDGE IN EAGLE ROCK. ))
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Jean, there were many residents at the meeting from the south end of the county, and folks there aren't so sure Botetourt County should get into the habit of building state roads.
But eagle rock residents say their situation is unique, and it's about time some money is spent in their corner of the world.
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No Q& A

Virginia-Guns


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


It may be the political equivalent of a drive-by shooting.
A New York congressman and New Jersey senator say Virginia is the new number one provider of guns used in Big Apple crimes.
But Virginia officials say the "stats" are full of holes.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Torricelli/(D) New Jersey; :07
SUPER=01-Bill Dunham/ATF Agent; :36
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(( Call it the fallout of a bloody Sunday at the Empire State Building.
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((SEN. BOB TORRICELLI/D- NEW JERSEY: NO ONE IN FLORIDA, THE CAROLINAS OR VIRGINIA SHOULD WANT TO PROFIT BY THE SUFFERING OF PEOPLE IN NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Bob Torricelli/(D) New Jersey;
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The gun used at the Empire State Building came from Florida.
But when a New Jersey senator and a New York congressman pulled up some numbers from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms...Virginia showed up as the new number one provider of guns used in New York City crimes.
But Governor George Allen's office and the ATF say the politicians' spin lacks some facts-- like the "street age" of the guns.
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((BILL DUNHAM/ATF AGENT: A LARGE NUMBER OF GUNS THAT WERE TRAFFICKED EARLY ON IN THE '90s PRIOR TO ONE GUN A MONTH LEGISLATION IN VIRGINIA MAY STILL BE ON THE STREETS IN NEW YORK. AND AS THEY'RE RECOVERED AND TRACED, IT'S SHOWING VIRGINIA AS A SOURCE STATE.))
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The AVERAGE age for a gun seized in a crime is six years old.
Virginia's one gun a month law is just four years old.
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((BILL DUNHAM/ATF AGENT: WE HAD INVESTIGATED CASES WHERE FIVE AND SIX HUNDRED GUNS WERE TRAFFICKED BY ONE INDIVIDUAL. AND THAT'S NOT THE CASE ANYMORE. THERE IS STILL GUN TRAFFICKING GOING ON.)) butt*butt
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((BUT IT'S A HANDFUL OF GUNS THAT SOMEBODY WOULD BRING UP VERSUS A TRUNKLOAD.))
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The A-T-F says gun runners may soon be loading up in West Virginia.
Sales are still unrestricted there.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

AR-Wx


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#neT
GRAPHIC=tORNADO


Federal officials say it's worse than they imagined.
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SUPER=03-Arkedelphia, AR;


That after touring tornado ravaged Arkansas.
25 people were killed when the tornados hit.
Meanwhile people are picking up the pieces of their homes and lives.
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((WE'RE THANKFUL WE'RE ALIVE. LOTS OUR FRIENDS ARE GONE.))
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Millie and Larry Patterson survived by huddling in the bathroom.
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((I THREW HER AGAINST THE BATHTUB AND LOCKED MYSELF AROUND HER. THEN HEARD THIS ROAR ALL OF A SUDDEN SEEN THE LITE AND I REMEMBER YELLING I LOVE YOU.))
SUPER=07-Larry Patteson;
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Utility crews are working non stop to restore power and phones.
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Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#NEt
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wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Falmouth, KY;


Mother nature is taking her toll on Kentucky- where flooding is the problem.
In Falmouth, 95 percent of the homes are underwater.
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((REPORTER: WHAT WAS IT LIKE HERE. WOMAN: HORRIBLE. HORRIBLE. I SAID GET ME TO HIGHER GROUND.))
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Ten people are dead in Kentucky alone and more rain could be on the way.
Flooding has also claimed lives in Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia.
This man got out on Saturday- .
Today with the help of the national guard, he went back- for his dog.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 11, vice President Al Gore says the White House is exempt from some federal fundraising laws,
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And Police find a surprise waiting for them at a local shopping center...over 200 pounds of marijuana.
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Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Roll
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McVeigh


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=McVeigh


Tim McVeigh's lawyer says the Dallas Morning News stole hundreds of files from his computer.
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Stephen Jones says the paper obtained the documents illegally by hacking computers.
It was Friday the paper reported McVeigh confessed to the Oklahoma City Bombing.
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((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: IT IS NOT TRUE THAT THE FIRST AMENDMENT AUTHORIZED FREEDOM OF THE PRESS BASED UPON DOCUMENTS STOLEN BY PEOPLE WHO SEEK TO PUBLISH THEM.))
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Jones says McVeigh did not confess- and he says the document is not a legitimate defense memo.
Meanwhile the Dallas Morning news stands by its story.
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((THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS CATEGORICALLY DENIES IT COMMITTED ANY CRIME. IT DID NOT HACK INTO MR. JONES COMPUTER SYSTEM AND IT DID NOT ASSIST ANYONE IN DOING SO))
SUPER=01-Paul Watler/Dallas Morning News Attorney;
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OUT Q=IN DOING SO."
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VO-NAT


Watler says the information in the article is accurate.
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Gore


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Gore


Campaign fund raising is again in question- this time it's phone calls Vice President Al Gore made from the White House.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Gore says he did nothing wrong when he solicited campaign contributions from his White House office.
But he says he'll never do it again.
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((IF I REALIZED IN ADVANCE THIS HAS CAUSED SUCH A CONCERN, I WOULDN'T HAVE DONE IT IN THE FIRST PLACE.))
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VO-NAT


Gore says he made only a few calls from his office- in search of contributions.
It's illegal for federal employees to solicit money in federal buildings.
But Gore says he and the president are exempt from the law.
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Train-Shooting


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Shooting


The search is on for the person who shot and wounded a train conductor in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Yesterday;


Authorities say a B-B gun was used to shoot 40-year old Robin Lynn
(SAY-FRIT) Safrit once in the upper back.


It happened yesterday afternoon near Chatham.
The pellet did NOT penetrate the skin but did cause a bruise and bleeding.
State police say the shooting was NOT an accident because more than one shot was fired.
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IN Q=Any information

((M. B. ELLIOTT/VA. STATE POLICE:ANY INFORMATION THAT PEOPLE CAN PROVIDE AS FAR AS RUMORS THEY'VE HEARD FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD OR THINGS OF THAT NATURE WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL IF THEY COULD CALL IN. ))
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State police interviewed two teens in the area but say both had an alibi.
The Norfolk-Southern train was on its way to Crewe, Virginia.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=VMI


Women are now officially a part of the Virginia Military Institute's educational mission statement.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape; :00


Adopted in 1986, the statement outlines V-M-I's approach to educate its students in a military-style setting.
But until today, that statement only applied to male students.
When V-M-I was forced to admit women, it also had to add the WORD "women" to its mission statement.
SUPER=03-Farmville; :


The change was approved today by the State Council of Higher Education.
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((ELIZABETH MCLANAHAN/SCHEV CHAIRMAN: THE MISSION STATEMENTS OF EVERY PUBLIC INSTITUTION IN THE COMMONWEALTH MUST BE APPROVED BY THE STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION. SO THIS IS A POLICY AND PROCEDURE THAT'S IN PLACE FOR EVERY PUBLIC INSTITUTION.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth McLanahan/SCHEV Chairman; :00
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VO-NAT


V-M-I hopes to admit thirty female cadets for its class of 2001.
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Low-Jets


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=None


Residents of Highland County have prevailed in their fight against the U.S. Air Force.
And today, Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte said he believes they have won more than just a temporary victory.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Langley AFB;


Goodlatte says he was concerned the Air Force would merely extend the public comment period on its plan for a dramatic increase in low- level training flights.
But with last week's announcement, the Air Force agreed to re-evaluate its training needs,
SUPER=03-Highland Co.;and the impact on the areas where the training takes

place.
More importantly, Goodlatte says, the Air Force will look for ways to spread out the impact of the low-level flights.
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((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: FIRST OF ALL I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO COME BACK UP AGAIN THIS YEAR. EVENTUALLY THEY MAY COME FORWARD WITH ANOTHER PROPOSAL, BUT I BET IT WILL BE ONE THAT IS MORE SENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE IN RURAL AREAS LIKE HIGHLAND COUNTY AND WESTERN AUGUSTA COUNTY.))
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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Jean
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Stay with us, Stephen Curtis Chapman explains the popularity of today's Christian Music,
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and we'll let you know if those Virginia Tech students stranded at the airport have ever made it to their Spring Break festivities.
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Pot-Bust


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Botetourt County parking lot had a serious weed problem this morning.
Gardeners were not needed... but law enforcement officers were.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


About 220 pounds of marijuana were found early this morning at the Mountain View Plaza parking lot in Daleville.
Authorities staked out the area for a few hours after the discovery... but no arrests were made.
The pot was wrapped in plastic, dryer sheets and newspapers from McAllen, Texas... located 10 miles north of the Mexican Border.
Officials say if the marijuana had been split up into smaller quantities, it's street value would have been estimated at 900- thousand dollars.
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Stranded-Students


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=NONE


After a two day wait in Raleigh, several Virginia Tech students finally made it to Mexico for spring break.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Raleigh


The students were part of a group left stranded at the Raleigh airport, when three of the charter airline's planes had mechanical trouble.
The flight that was supposed to leave Saturday morning, finally got off the ground this evening.
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((JAKE GOMOKE/STRANDED STUDENT; FRUSTRATING? ABSOLUTELY, THIS IS MY LAST SPRING BREAK OF MY COLLEGE CAREER AND THEY'VE KIND OF DESTROYED IT FOR ME, I'LL ALWAYS REMEMBER IT THOUGH, I'LL GIVE 'EM THAT.))
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While the students are finally on their way to a good time, some of the parents haven't stopped worrying.
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((JANE LAWSON/STUDENT'S MOTHER; I DON'T KNOW IF I'M EXCITED ABOUT THEM GOING NOW OR NOT, NOW I'M KIND OF WORRIED ABOUT THEM GETTING HOME, SO IT'S BEEN A LONG WEEKEND.))
SUPER=01-Jane Lawson/Student's Mother;
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VO-NAT


Sun and Surf travel agency, which sold the vacation packages, said the students will get a third of their money back.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=none
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SUPER=03-Danville; :00


From now on "March 3rd" will be recognized as "Herman Moore Day" in Danville.
The former G.W. and UVa star returned home last night at a standing room only function at Sir Richard's restaurant in the city to be honored by his friends.
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S-Colonial


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=Colonial


The Old Dominion Monarchs have earned an invitation to the "Big Dance."
Last night the top seed in the Colonial conference needed an overtime to put away sixth seeded JMU 62-to-58 in the tournament final.
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SUPER=03-Richmond/HTS; :00


CAA player of the year Odell Hodge was hungry for the one thing he's failed to achieve in his college career - a championship.
But Odell would watch JMU take the early lead with Chatney Howard nails the three pointer for Lefty's boys.
But Odell would wheel and deal inside and score on the layin as the two hit the halftime tied at 23.
Hodge, the former Laurel Park star, who finished the game with 16 points and 18 rebounds would keep it rolling in the second half.
But JMU got a big lift from an unlikely source as Matte Milisa, the freshman from Croatia stepped up and hit two big three pointers to put the Dukes in front with 3 minutes to play.
But ODU got the game to overtime and SUPER=33-James Madison/58/Old

Dominion/62/Overtime; then got the win as Odell drops in the layin and the Monarchs drop the Dukes 62-to-58 in overtime.
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((ODELL HODGE/CAA TOURNEY MVP:))
SUPER=01-Odell Hodge/CAA Tourney M.V.P.; :00
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S-Acc


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=ACC


The ACC tournament begins this Thursday night at the Greensboro Coliseum with the play in game.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC; :00


Last night, Tim Duncan, the Wake Forest center was the only unanimous selection on the 1997 Associated Press all-ACC team.
He is joined on the first team by Antawn Jamison, Keith Booth, Trajan Langdon and Matt Harpring.
Harold Deane was a third team pick.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold acc


UVa freshman Colin Ducharme was named the league's Rookie of the week.
He had 24 points and 13 in two games.
SS=radford


Radford's Corey Reed was named to the GTE academic All-District III team today. He has a 3 point 97 GPA in chemistry.
SS=ROANOKE


And Roanoke Jon Maher and Suzanne Moore were also named to the district all-academic team.

S-ODAC


ANCHOR=MIke
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-3
GRAPHIC=Salem/NCAA tourney


The Roanoke men and women are already in the NCAA Division Three tournament.
The men open their 64 team event Thursday night, on the road against Dixie conference champion Methodist.
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((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE MEN'S COACH:))
SUPER=01-Page Moir/Roanoke Men's Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...done all year"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Salem/Today;


The women play Thomas Moore Wednesday at 7pm at the Bast center.
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((SUSAN DUNAGAN/ROANOKE WOMEN'S COACH:))
SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke Women's Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...right now"
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S-High


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=TOURNEY TIME


The high school basketball State Tournament's quarterfinals are set to begin on Friday. go to boards with mike talking over them
In Group Two-A, Martinsville play Liberty Friday night at 7. That game is at Rustburg high school.
Salem plays Saturday night against Gate City at Virginia High in Bristol.
In Group Three A, Fleming hits the road again playing Hayfield Saturday night in Fairfax at Robinson high school.
While the Pulaski girls play james Madison at the Dedmon Center Saturday night at 7.
Speaking of the Dedmon Center, the single a guys play a doubleheader in that building Friday night with J.I. Burton battling Glenvar and Floyd taking on Haysi. GO TO SCORES
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Co.///6:30pm @ The Dedmon Center/;
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S-Rusty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=rusty


It's probably Miller Time in Mooresville, North Carolina at the Penske South race shops.
Last night, NASCAR has Penske team driver Rusty Wallace the official winner of Sunday's Pontiac Excitement 400 Winston Cup race in Richmond.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Richmond/ESPN; :00


A couple of hours after Wallace started celebrating his then unofficial win in Victory Lane, NASCAR said that Rusty's Ford engine failed the postrace compression test. In other words his engine had more power than his competitors.
The engine was confiscated by NASCAR and flown to Daytona where their engineers performed a series of tests on the motor yesterday before deciding it was legal and that Rusty is the winner.
He now has 47 career victories.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Still to come tonight, Steve Mason checks in with the latest
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on a Virginia Tech football player, who himself is laying down the law to teens willing to listen.
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S-Loren


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With 21 arrests and 12 suspensions over the past two years the Virginia Tech football program has generated more than its share of negative publicity.
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But Loren Johnson is one Hokie who takes pride in walking a straight line.
Steve Mason has more on his recent visit to Roanoke's youth based Straight Street organization.
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((Success on the field came quickly for Loren Johnson. In his first collegiate start against Miami as a freshman he broke up a pass near the goal line on the Hurricanes final play of the game to preserve the win. His status has given him other opportunities. ((NAT SOUND)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
Johnson spoke to the Straight Street kids two saturdays ago at the downtown YMCA. teaches the gospel not to preach, but in hopes that teenagers will learn from his mistakes. The message seemed to hit some of the 150 kids and counselors on hand at the downtown YMCA. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
There have been 12 suspension and 21 arrests over the past two seasons involving Tech football players and disciplinary problems. ((:)) Loren's success on the field and off it has earned him a return invitation to speak at Straight Street again. In Roanoke Steve Mason news 7 sports.)) ((
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Chapman


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In just the past few years contemporary Christian music has reached new heights.
Bands like Jars of Clay and D-C Talk have crossed over to reach a wider audience as they've placed high on the Billboard POP charts.
One of hottest artists in the field is Dove award winner Stephen Curtis Chapman.
Tonight he brought his "Signs of Life" tour to the Salem Civic Center tonight.
Chapman says in addition to its message, the quality of the music is helping draw new fans to the genre.
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greatest hits album which promises a couple new songs. Chapman says after this tour, he will return to the studio to record a