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News-Heads

ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
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News 7 is next-
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VO-NAT


An organized crime group in the area is busted-
The Ohio River has crested but not before leaving miles of damage.
And a new magazine targets a larger audience..
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
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Strong storms in the Carolinas. Heavy rains here..but it won't last long. Details coming up.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=CST
TAPE#MED HEADS
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Two more cases of dysentery are reported-- connected with an area outbreak.
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VO-NAT


Plus-- can ketchup help fight cancer?
Studies show that tomato products just might help prevent other diseases as well.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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ANCHOR=Jean
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((IN THIS CASE IT'S THE ABED ORGANIZED CRIME FAMILY. ONCE YOU KNOW WHO'S INVOLVED IN THAT ORGANIZATION AND THEN YOU GO OUT AN LOOK AT A LOT OF THE UNSOLVED FIRES AROUND THE ROANOKE VALLEY, IT COMES BACK TO SOMEBODY IN THAT ORGANIZATION. ))
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5-Palestinian-Family


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five


Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=legal scales


Extortion and racketeering charges have been filed against a group of Palestinians living in Roanoke. 2-SHOT
Keith Humphry has just returned from a news conference in the U-S Attorney's office.
The story involves control of the convenience store business in the Valley... using heavy-handed scare tactics... including arson and murder.
It sounds like the mafia.
ANCHOR=Keith
SUPER=@Keith1;


It sure does, Jean.
These are serious charges: Solicitation to Commit murder, Homicide and Arson, extortion, fraud, assault.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Salem/April 2, 1994; :11
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney; :34
SUPER=01-Tom Bondurant/Prosecutor;:59
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OUT Q=burn out the corner store.

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Nine fires are listed in the indictment... some so serious they ended in death. The government contends that was no accident.
The most spectacular blaze may have been the one at Mixers restaurant and Lounge... three years ago.
The Grand Jury says the owners paid the Abed family to torch the place for the insurance money.
About 75 people were inside when the fire broke out.
NAT SOT from 94-16


Arson for hire was just a side-line in this family business, officials say. Most often it was used to intimidate legitimate competitors, to try to run them out of business.
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SOT 15:23:55 Crouch
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((PART OF THEIR ALLEGED ACTIVITIES WAS ROBBING STEALING FROM SOME OTHER BUSINESS AND THEN USING THE STOLEN GOODS TO STOCK THEIR OWN STORES.))
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Investigators believe the couple that died in this fire on 13th Street Southwest two years ago- -was MURDERED- -eliminated because they MIGHT have seen who set the Corner Store on fire earlier the same day.
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SOT 15:13:58 Tom B.
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((THE ABED FAMILY AND THEIR ASSOCIATES OWNED THE SPEEDWAY MARKET ON 13TH STREET HERE IN TOWN. THE CORNER STORE WAS TAKING AWAY BUSINESS FROM THE SPEEDWAY. SO THE EASIEST WAY TO TAKE CARE OF THAT IS TO BURN OUT THE CORNER STORE.))
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OUT Q=corner store.

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ANCHOR=Keith


Narcotics trafficking is also a part of these allegations. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Sounds a lot like the MOB ...maybe just on a smaller scale?
The only thing missing here is prostitution.
ANCHOR=Keith


It's an organized crime family, in fact, Jean.
The U-S Attorney says the Abeds used juvenile prostitutes to distribute drugs.
Oh, and two of the defendants are accused of paying for sex with illegal drugs.
We'll have more on this story on NEWS 7 at SIX.

5-Clinton-Gun


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton is clamping down on gun sales to foreigners-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York;


just a week and a half after a Palestinian gunman opened fire at the Empire State building-
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SOT 15:09:30
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((TODAY I'M ANNOUNCING THAT THE BUREAU OF ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND FIREARMS WILL IMMEDIATELY REQUIRE APPLICATIONS TO CERTIFY THAT THEY HAVE BEEN RESIDENTS AT LEAST 90 DAYS IN THE STATE WHERE THEY ARE TRYING TO BUY THE GUN.))
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OUT Q=TO BUY THE GUN."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Last Month;


The man fired shots on the building's observation deck- killing one tourist and wounding six others before fatally shooting himself.
The palestinian teacher was able to buy a gun in Florida just a few weeks after arriving in the United States.
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5-Rosser


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=legal scales


The 8-year old Pittsylvania County boy accused of killing his stepfather is now living out of state.
A source tells News-7 the child is in the custody of his natural father's family.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-The Franklin News-Post;


55-year old Bernard Rosser was beaten to death in late December.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December 1996;


His body was discovered inside his Gretna home after he failed to show up for work.
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ANCHOR=jean
SS=HOLD


Even though the boy is living out-of state, it's believed he's making regular trips back to Virginia for psychological testing.

5-Train-Update


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=shooting


Authorities believe a 13- year old boy fired the shot that struck a train conductor in Pittsylvania County over the weekend.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Sunday;


A Norfolk Southern spokesman says the teenager is accused of using a high-powered air pistol.
The incident happened Sunday afternoon near Chatham.
State police say 40- year old Robin (Say-Fritt) Safrit was riding in the front of the train when he was struck in the left side with what appeared to be a b-b pellet.
Safrit is recovering from minor injuries-- the shot did not penetrate the skin but caused a bruise and bleeding.
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5-Cincy-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=flooding


The Ohio river has finally crested in Cincinnati at more than 12 feet above flood stage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cincinnati;


It's being called the worst flooding there in three decades.
Synergy stadium- the old Riverfront is now part of the river.
SUPER=03-Covington, KY;


Vice President Al Gore arrived at the Cincinnati- Northern Kentucky airport today- to get a first hand look.
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SOT 15:19:54
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((AL GORE/VICE-PRESIDENT: I'M GLAD TO BE ABLE TO BE OF SOME ASSISTANCE TO THESE FOLKS. THEY'VE HAD A TERRIBLE CATASTROPHE HERE.))
SUPER=01-Al Gore/Vice President;
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OUT Q=CATASTROPHE HERE."
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VO-NAT


Vehicles and businesses are immersed in record flood waters.
Sandbagging is underway in areas where the river won't crest until tomorrow.
Crews found at least four more bodies in Falmouth, Kentucky- all victims of flooding.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=flooding


Meantime, volunteers from Roanoke are on the way to disaster areas in Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia.
SS=american red cross


The American Red Cross says it sent five trained disaster volunteers to help with the relief operations.

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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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A stiff fine for a Hill City nuclear fuel plant for accidentally shipping uranium...
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VO-NAT


Plus which hotels in the Roanoke Valley are being boycotted by the N- double- A-C-P?
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Anchor=Connie


On Health Check-- a warning about asthma inhalers containing steroids-- and an increased risk of glaucoma, for older patients. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Also coming up-- Patrick is checking out the latest art exhibit at Hollins College.
ANCHOR=Connie


Plus Steve Mason takes us to the gridiron, the hardwood and the hardwater in tonight's Ticker-- stay close. cc sponsor

5-NAACP


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=NONE


Local leaders of the N- Double- A- C- P say they are supporting a national boycott of ten major hotel chains.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning, Roanoke Chapter President Martin Jeffrey said the group hopes to open a dialogue with local hotel operators in an effort to improve employment and promotion opportunities.
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SOT 10:29:51
IN Q=Based on the figures
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President;
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OUT Q=we ought to be doing.
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VO-NAT


Locally, attention has been focused on the Hotel Roanoke, part of the Doubletree chain, but the parent companies of other familiar hotels are also the target of the N-Double-A-C-P action.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Today, local hotel operators defended their record of hiring minorities, and questioned whether a boycott is justified.

5-Framatome


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=framatome


The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is handing down a 12 thousand -five hundred dollar fine against a Lynchburg nuclear fuel plant.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


According to the N- R- C, (FRAM- uh- tohm) Framatome (koh- JEE- muh) Cogema accidentally shipped uranium fuel to Germany.
The mix up did not endanger public health or safety.
Still, Framatome was cited FIVE times.
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ANCHOR=jean
SS=HOLD


A company official told News- 7 that corrective measures have been implemented at the plant and he EXPECTS to prevent these types of mishaps in the future.

5-Hot-Spot


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#597-02
GRAPHIC=none


Pittsylvania County citizens who are eager to report a crime have a new way to give authorities a tip.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


Residents can mail the information for free, by filling out a "Hot Spot" card.
They're available at local convenience stores around the county.
Sheriff Harold Plaster says, so far, the cards have been working.
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SOT
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((HAROLD PLASTER/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF:I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO GET INVOLVE, AND DON'T WANT TO STAND BY AND WATCH CRIME OCCUR OR SOMETHING THAT'S GOING WRONG IN THEIR COMMUNITY, AND THIS IS , LIKE I SAID, ANOTHER AVENUE FOR THEM TO GET INVOLVED WITHOUT USING THEIR NAME. ))
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OUT Q=their name.
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VO-NAT


"Neighbors in Partnership", an organization made up of local professionals concerned about drug abuse, paid for the printing.
The county's "Crime Stoppers" organization is picking up the tab for postage.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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A study in A very specialized artistic techniqUe is now on display at a local college.
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SUPER=22-Roanoke Co.;
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5-HOLLINS-EX


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
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Hollins College is welcoming a new art exhibit to campus, and it just premiered yesterday. DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/JEAN
Patrick Evans gives us a glimpse inside the Hollins Gallery, and to tell us more about the special events planned around the exhibit.
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SUPER=22-Roanoke Co.;
SUPER=01-Mimi Harris/Gallery Director;
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Is he staying in college or going pro? That's the decision a University of Tennessee quaterback made today-- Steve Mason has the story.
ANCHOR=Connie


Researchers don't want to go as far as making a public health recommendation--
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VO-NAT

but on Health Check, a new study offers a warning about hygiene powders.
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SOT 2:00:58
IN Q=We found

((WE FOUND THAT WOMEN WHO DUSTED GENITAL AREAS WITH POWDER AFTER BATING OR USED GENITAL DEODORANT SPRAYS HAD A MODEST INCREASED RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER. ))
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OUT Q=ovarian cancer.

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5-Dysentery


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=dysentery


At the Lynchburg Health Department, officials are reporting two more cases of dysentery among children--
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VO-NAT

these new cases ARE related to the outbreak at Stewartsville Elementary School in Bedford.
With more cases at the Vinton Daycare Center, there are now at least 16 cases in the area.
Dysentery.. also known as shigellosis bacteria.. is a fecal- oral infection caused mostly by poor handwashing.
A few days will have to go by with no new cases reported, before the outbreak will be considered finished.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


A warning for parents in the region-- if your child is experiencing diarrhea, have them checked out by a doctor.

5-Powder


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=women's health


Scientists have now linked the use of bath powder to a higher risk of ovarian cancer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Seattle; :


A report in the American Journal of Epidemiology confirms the results of earlier studies--
Researchers found a nearly 60-percent increased risk of ovarian cancer, for women who use powder in the genital area after bathing.
The risk was even greater-- 90-percent, among women who use feminine deodorant sprays.
And the longer the use, the greater the risk.
Despite these findings-- they say it's premature to make a public health recommendation.
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SOT 2:01:57
IN Q=We found that

((DR. LINDA COOK/FRED HUTCHINSON CANCER RESEARCH CENTER: WE FOUND THAT ANY USE OF TALCUM OR BATH POWDERS WAS ASSOCIATED WITH AN INCREASE RISK OF OVARIAN CANCER, BUT THIS WAS JUST SUGGESTIVE, OUR RESULTS WERE NOT CONCLUSIVE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Linda Cook/Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; :
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OUT Q=not conclusive.
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VO-NAT


To put the risk of ovarian cancer from using these products in perspective, consider this:
Annually, 14 out of every 100-thousand American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
So a 90-percent increased risk from using a genital spray means 27 out of 100 thousand women could be diagnosed with the disease.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Researchers say that's a moderate risk.

5-Tomatoes


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=healthy eating


They're the latest phyto-chemicals-- though you may just know them as tomatoes.
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VO-NAT


Researchers in this country and in Europe have found tomatoes may reduce the risk of getting cancer.
The benefit-- at least in part-- seems to be due to a substance in the tomatoes called lycopene.
It's also the reason that tomatoes are red and now many researchers say it's a powerful cancer-fighting antioxidant.
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SOT 7:37:54
IN Q=Within the

((DR. STEVEN CLINTON/DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE: WITHIN THE TOMATO PRODUCTS THERE ARE PERHAPS MANY COMPOUNDS THAT MAY REDUCE THE RISK OF CANCER, AMONG THOSE IS LYCOPENE WHICH IS IN A FAMILY OF CAROTINOIDS. THESE SUBSTANCES HAVE MANY PROPERTIES WHICH MAY CONTRIBUTE TO A REDUCED RISK OF CANCER IN A VARIETY OF ORGANS.))
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OUT Q=variety of organs.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Cancer prevention


The work so far suggests that Lycopene is twice as potent as the anti-oxidant in beta-carotene, it's better-known cousin.
However, this is not a reason yet to worry about buying Lycopene in supplement form.

5-Glaucoma


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=eye care


Some older people may risk glaucoma from using asthma inhalers containing steroids.
A Canadian study finds a higher risk in those who use the medication at high doses for three months or more.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


But one of the McGill University experts says the patients should stick with the lifesaving medications anyway.
The advice-- those at risk should get eye exams-- by specialists who can detect the early signs of glaucoma.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Time now for sports-- one college football star is staying in school.
ANCHOR=Connie


Steve Mason has the latest on Peyton Manning.

S5-Peyton


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-25
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly


Good afternoon everyone. Hometown Hoops Weekly will take a time out today. Next week, we will close out the the basketball year with a season year ender.
from the hard woodSS=manning

to a HARD decision and Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning has made one.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN; :00


Peyton held an afternoon news conference on the campus of UT to make his decision known as to whether he was forgoing his senior year of eligibility for the NFL or if he was going to play another year for the Volunteers.
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((PEYTON MANNING/TENNESSEE QUARTERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Peyton Manning/Tennessee Quarterback; :00
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OUT Q=...at the university of Tennessee"
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S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-26
GRAPHIC=Express/Dayton


To the freezer. The Roanoke Express will hold a news conference tomorrow night at 7 at the Roanoke Civic Center's Exhibition Hall to announce a change in ownership.
Last night the Express topped the Dayton Bombers 8-5 thanks to a Wayne Strachan hat trick.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Bombers vs. Express; :00


The Express also got a goal from Ryan Equale, who puts the biscuit between the pipes in the first period to cut Daytons lead in half.
Chris Lipsett also scored one of Roanoke's 8 goals on the night as the Express notch an emotional, "fight back" come from behind win.
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((DAVE STEWART/EXPRESS DEFENSEMAN:))
SUPER=01-Dave Stewart/Express Defenseman; :00
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OUT Q=....over the weekend"
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VO-NAT(Con't)
SUPER=03-Salem;


To the hard wood. The Roanoke womens basketball team opens the NCAA tournament tonight at the Bast Center in Salem against Kentucky's Thomas Moore.
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((SUSAN DUNAGAN/ROANOKE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Susan Dunagan/Roanoke Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...to be"
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ANCHOR=Steve


Roy Stanley will have the highlights. That's it for sports, see ya at 6.

5-Kicker


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=NONE


When you think of fashion magazines you probably think of thin models?
But one new magazine is hoping to change that.
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VO-NAT


It's called Mode Magazine- and it only shows women size twelve and above.
The magazine's publishers say that's the norm- with 62 million women size 14 or larger.
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19:18:50
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((NANCY LEWINTER/MODE CO-PUBLISHER: WHAT THEY'VE ASKED FOR IS GORGEOUS MODELS THAT LOOK MORE LIKE THEM THAN THEIR NINE YEAR OLD CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Nancy Lewinter/"Mode" Magazine Co-Publisher;
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OUT Q=NINE YEAR OLD CHILDREN."
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VO-NAT


All the ads in the magazines except cosmetics, feature larger models-
No diet and exercise articles either- instead tips on how to feel fit and great in your own skin.
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six-preview


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up at SIX: spring break Mattaponi (matta-puh-NYE) style...
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Keith Humphry has details.
ANCHOR=Keith
SUPER=@Keith1;


Jean, it's NOT Lauderdale or Cancun.
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SOT 04:09:21
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((KRISTI NEPTUN: WE HEARD STORIES ABOUT THE SPIRIT EAGLE LAST NIGHT AND ABOUT THE RIVER AND THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RIVER.))
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OUT Q=the river.
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VO-NAT


A week at the Mattaponi Indian reservation in Virginia's Northern Neck is a break from life at Virginia Tech.
And it's a good break for the hosts, many of whom live in poverty.
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ANCHOR=Keith


It's called the YMCA Native American Peoples program.
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Ellen Qualls takes us there in 30-minutes on NEWS 7 at SIX.
ANCHOR=Jean


That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
Join Connie Stevens for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. See you later, Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean