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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@Robin1;
SUPER=70-Steve Mason;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
A HILLSVILLE MAN COULD SPEND UP TO 40-YEARS IN PRISON FOR SHOVING A TODDLER INTO A WALL--LEADING TO HIS DEATH.
WHILE THE DIRECTOR OF THE SALEM V-A IS ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE, VETERANS RALLY AROUND JOHN PRESLEY...SAYING HE'S BEEN GOOD FOR THE CENTER.))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's Thursday, March 20th, our Top Story...
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((YOU KNOW AND I KNOW THAT ALL ISSUES REGARDING TOBACCO AND HEALTH SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC.))
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VO-NAT


Reaction tonight, after a dramatic confession within the tobacco industry.
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P-Liggett


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-D
GRAPHIC=N7PT


Good Evening, you're watching NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=tobacco under fire


The Liggett group broke from the rest of the tobacco industry-- settling lawsuits with 22 states.
Liggett will now provide evidence states can use-- to try to recover medicaid money spent treating tobacco-related illnesses.
Correspondent Wyatt Andrews has more.
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((
Legally, todays announcement could be the stake thru the heart of big tobacco. MIKE MOORE/MISSISSIPPI ATTORNEY GENERAL: AND I THINK THIS WILL BRING THE TOBACCO COMPANIES TO THEIR KNEES.
Heres the deal: To settle a lawsuit Ligget, the smallest American tobacco company, will admit tobacco is addictive, admit that all the tobacco companies market cigarettes to children..and in an deal finalized just this afternoon, Ligget shipped to judges in 22 states documents that are tobacco's crown jewels...internal notes on what the companies knew about nicotine and addiction and when. MOORE: THOSE PARTICULAR DOCUMENTS, PROBABLY 25 TO 30 DOCUMENTS, WILL BE THE MOST INCRIMINATING DOCUMENTS EVER IN THE HISTORY OF TOBACCO LITIGATION THESE ARE DOCUMENTS WE SEE THAT WE WERE NEVER SUPPOSED TO FIND OUT ABOUT.
Today Phillip Morris and 3 other companies got a North Carolina court to temporarily block the release of the documents, with the companies claiming the "materials (are) covered by attorney client privilege."
However the 22 state attorneys general who signed todays deal said that order wont matter. MOORE: WE HAVE A SAYING DOWN IN MISSISSIPPI. THAT DOG WON'T HUNT. (4) I DON'T BELIEVE OUR JUDGE IN MISSISSIPPI IS GOING TO CARE TOO MUCH ABOUT WHAT A JUDGE IN NORTH CAROLINA HAD TO SAY ABOUT DOCUMENTS.
It means that damaging document could reach juries in all the states suing big tobacco for billions in the medicaid costs of treating smoker.
The documents might be used by any smoker suing for injuries.))

P-Tobacco-Reax


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 597-06
SS=tobacco


Even though Liggett admits it marketed a deadly and addictive product TO CHILDREN,
SS=gilmore

Virginia Attorney General -- and candidate for governor -- Jim Gilmore says he still has NO plans to sue any tobacco companies.
GRAPHIC=tobacco


Meantime, anti-smoking activists say they're not surprised the Liggett Group is settling.
But they're interested to see what's in the agreement.
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SOT 14:32:29
IN Q=We think

((TED GLICKMAN/AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF VA.: WE THINK IT'S A VERY HISTORIC DAY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH. THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION OF COURSE APPLAUDS THE LIGGETT GROUP'S DECISION TO ADMIT SOMETHING THAT THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS HAVE KNOWN FOR YEARS, THAT CIGARETTES ARE ADDICTIVE AND THEY'RE DEADLY.))
SUPER=01-Ted Glickman/American Lung Assoc. of Va.;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


The Chairman of "Concerned Friends for Tobacco" says Southside farmers are worried about the economic impact this announcement could have on their livelihood.
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IN Q=You have

((CLARENCE BRYANT/CONCERNED FRIENDS FOR TOBACCO CHAIRMAN:YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT A FARMER, LIKE MYSELF, MOSTLY, EVERYTHING WE HAVE IN ASSETS IS TIED, YOU KNOW, TO OUR FARMS, SO YOU KNOW, OUR LIVELIHOOD IS REALLY AT STAKE. ))
SUPER=01-Clarence Bryant/Concerned Friends for Tobacco; :00
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=tobacco


22- percent of Virginia's adult population are smokers, as are one in four teenagers.

P-Cole


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#597-11
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville/File Tape;


The man accused of killing his girlfriend's son pled guilty to second degree murder tonight.
Steven Wayne Cole was being tried for the first degree murder of two year-old Joshua Blevins.
Cole told police he was high on drugs when he shoved the child into a wall.
During testimony, Cole agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge.
Charles Blevins, Joshua's father, hopes the end of the trial will bring some closure.
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((CHARLES BLEVINS/JOSHUA'S FATHER: HE WAS A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE BOY AND I MISS HIM SO MUCH. AND THE PART THAT'S JUST SO HARD IS I'D GIVE ANYTHING IF I COULD'VE SPENT MORE TIME WITH HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Blevins/Joshua's Father;
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=legal scales


Cole faces five to 40 years in prison-- he'll remain behind bars until his May sentencing.
Meanwhile his sister Christy Cole is in custody tonight.
She was charged with attempting to intimidate a witness today.


P-Rail-merger


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-04
GRAPHIC=Washington DC


Lawmakers questioned the chief executives of Norfolk Southern and C-S-X about their deal to take over and split up Conrail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Pennsylvania representatives are worried if the two Virginia based railroads divide Conrail, it could mean jobcuts in the Keystone state.
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


N-S Chief Executive David Goode testified before a Senate subcommittee today-- addressing concerns about shutting down a repair shop in Altoona, Pennsylvania-- similar to the ones Norfolk Southern has in Roanoke.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-David Goode/Norfolk Southern CEO;
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OUT Q=we're gonna need them
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VO-NAT


Goode would NOT speculate on any job cuts the deal might create...saying only the transaction is based on growth--
N-S and CSX agree breaking up Conrail will open up the Northeast for competititve rail service.
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P-KEMP


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JMO
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=KEMP


Debate is the essence of competition-- that according to former Vice Presidential Candidate Jack Kemp.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Tonight Kemp spoke to college students taking part in the National Debate Tournament at Liberty University.
The republican says democracy can't survive without men and women coming together to DISCUSS, dissect and debate the great issues of the day.
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IN Q=the real competition

(( ))
SUPER=01-Jack Kemp/Former Vice Presidential Candidate;
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OUT Q=for the world
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VO-NAT


Speaking of debates, when asked whether he'd like to be in the presidential debate in the year 2000, he said for now the American people need a rest, but will make a decision next year.
More than 400-debaters, coaches and judges from the nation's leading colleges and universities participated in the four day tournament.
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ANCHOR=Connie
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The latest on the recent dysentery outbreak tonight on Health Check.
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VO-NAT

And Members of the Roanoke Valley Veterans Council rally behind Salem V-A Director John Presley-- stay with NEWS-7 Primetime right here on WEFC.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Ramsey


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


Police investigating the Jon Bonet Ramsey murder
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;

are now meeting with investigators hired by the girl's parents.
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((KELVIN MCNEILL/BOULDER POLICE SPOKESMAN: TWO OF SUCH MEETINGS WERE HELD THIS PAST WEEK. WE NOT AT LIBERTY TO DISCUSS THE NATURE OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS. BOULDER POLICE WILL TALK WITH ANYONE WITH INFORMATION THAT MAYBE BE OF USE IN THIS INVESTIGATION.))
SUPER=01-Kelvin McNeill/Boulder Co. Police Spokesman;
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver/Tuesday;


Meanwhile the Ramseys ARE being allowed to observe DNA testing or have their own scientist present.
Six year old Jon Bonet was found murdered in her parents home the day after Christmas.
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P-Glasgow-Police


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=State Police Investigation


State police investigators have cleared two local law enforcement officers accused of using excessive force.
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VO-NAT


Bedford County Sheriff's Lieutenant John McCain was cleared of any wrong-doing involving the arrest of David Fielder last Summer.
Glasgow Town Sergeant Leonard Stewart will not face charges.
Neither will the man he arrested in January.
Because Sergeant Stewart was actually out of jurisdiction- -in Rockbridge COUNTY when he tried to arrest Gary Gibson,
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None

prosecutor Joel Branscom says it could technically be considered assault.
But there were also racial overtones to this incident- -as Gibson indicated he was not about to be apprehended by a black officer.

p-Salem-VA


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=VETERANS AFFAIRS


The director of the V- A Medical Center in Salem remains on administrative leave, but today Dr. John Presley was supported by area veterans.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Members of the Roanoke Valley Veterans Council and other Presley supporters demonstrated at the front entrance of the center this morning.
SUPER=@file;


They say Presley has improved patient care and working conditions at the facility, and they believe charges made against him are unfounded.
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IN Q=Any time

((WAYNARD CALDWELL/ROANOKE VALLEY VETERANS COUNCIL: ANY TIME THAT SOMEBODY IS A SUPERVISOR, THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE SOME ENEMIES, THAT IS REGARDLESS OF WHO YOU ARE. YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE ENEMIES, BUT I THINK HE'S GOT MORE PEOPLE SUPPORTING HIM THAN HE DOES ENEMIES.))
SUPER=01-Waynard Caldwell/Roanoke Valley Veterans Council;
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VO-NAT


Both Presley and Associate Director William Delamater (DELL-uh-MAY-tuhr) have been placed on leave.
A V- A panel is reportedly investigating allegations NOT related to patient care.
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P-Timberlake-Dam


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=NONE


Construction of the Timberlake dam destroyed by floods 18-months ago is moving right along.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;


A homeowner financing plan raised more than 800 thousand dollars to get the community dam back in operation.
The new structure is made of over one thousand square yards of concrete built on tons of red clay.
It also acts as a spillway to let water go over it rather than break through.
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((WE TOOK SOME PROVISIONS TO ENSURE THAT THE BUILDUP OF SILT WOULDN'T OCCUR, SO THIS SHOULD BE PRETTY THIS SUMMER, PEOPLE WILL ENJOY IT. ))
SUPER=01-Joe Piccolo/Counts and Dobyn Construction;
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OUT Q=will enjoy it
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VO-NAT


But the memories of firefighter and Timber Lake resident Carter Martin still remain.
SUPER=04-June 23, 1995;


He died while saving residents when the dam gave way to flood waters.
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SOT 97-11 21:56
IN Q=out of tragedy

((OUT OF TRAGEDY SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO LOOK FOR A SILVER LINING, AND I THINK IT REALLY WORKED OUT TO BE A WONDERFUL END. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Falwell/Lake Resident;
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OUT Q=a wonderful end
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VO-NAT


...and residents say the new dam is also a wonderful beginning.
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P-Tire-Amnesty


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=none


Old tires are a common eyesore in many neighborhoods, and in April Roanoke Valley residents will have a good excuse to round them up and throw them away.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke City, Roanoke County and the town of Vinton are sponsoring tire Amnesty days on April 11th and 12th.
Residents will be able to bring old tires to five drop- off sites in the valley and dispose of them without charge.
Roanoke city is also scheduling curbside collection of brush, and large bulky items during the month of April.
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IN Q=I think it will really enhance

((CHARLES ANDERSON: I THINK IT WILL REALLY ENHANCE THE NEIGHBORHOOD BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT SO MUCH LITTER AND TRASH HAS BEEN AROUND AND SINCE WE HAVE BEEN IN THIS PROGRAM IT HAS ALREADY ENHANCED THE NEIGHBORHOOD THUS FAR. SO HOPEFULLY THIS WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN AND BEAUTIFY OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.))
SUPER=01-Charles Anderson/Melrose Rugby Neighborhood Forum;
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OUT Q=beautify our neighborhoods.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Clean Valley Day is April 5th.
Last year, more than one thousand people pitched in to pick up trash. Forecasts
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SUPER=330-Patchy Fog/And Cool/37-39/Mostly Sunny/And Warm/68-70;
SUPER=331-Mostly Clear/Patchy Fog/38-42/Sunny/And Warmer/70-72;
SUPER=332-Mostly Clear/Patchy Fog/32-36/Mostly Sunny/Light Wind/66-68;
SUPER=333-Patchy/Dense Fog/33-35/Partly Sunny/And Mild/60-64;
SUPER=334-Patchy Fog/And Chilly/30-34/Mostly Sunny/Light Wind/60-65;
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ANCHOR=Connie


THere's more News-7 Primetime straight ahead right here on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Dysentery


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=dysentery


Health officials believe that outbreak of dysentery at a Bedford Elementary School is over.
In all, 20 cases were diagnosed at Stewartsville Elementary.
There haven't been any new cases since Tuesday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Dysentery can result in diarrhea, high fever, nausea and often severe stomach cramps.
The Shigella bacterium is found in fecal matter and is transmitted by hand-mouth contact.
It's believed the outbreak started in late January-- other children at a Vinton Day Care center also became ill.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


British scientists have been racking their brains to come up with this list...they've picked the top 100 best discoveries ever-- and surprisingly neither fire nor electricity made the list.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-England; :


Rather, this one celebrates the ordinary-- as does our video of the day.
Ranking number one is the toilet-- or as they call it in England, the W-C, or the loo.
Alexander Graham Bell's telephone ranks number nine.
And how about this battery-powered domestic electricity supply, which automatically switches to a backup diesel generator when the system's overloaded.
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((BOB SYMES/INVENTOR: INVENTING IS LIKE HAVING A BABY. THE INVENTION IS THE SEX. THAT'S PURE FUN, BUT ACTUALLY BRINGING THE CHILD UP, THAT TAKES A LONG TIME.))
SUPER=75-Bob Symes/Inventor; :
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OUT Q=a long time.
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VO-NAT


Other everyday items on that list-- ballpoint pens, post-it notes, and velcro.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-23
GRAPHIC=None


A local flavor to primetime sports tonight; visits with rotarians, division III hoops teams, and Avalanche baseballers on the way,
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Panthers vs. 49ers; :00


but first the Carolina Panthers have lost wide receiver Willie Green. The free agent has signed a 4 year contract with the Denver Broncos reportedly worth 4.3 million dollars.
SUPER=04-NFL;


Also, Green Bay Packer Jim McMahon, who led the Chicago Bears to their only Super Bowl win, is reportedly retiring at 37. Numbers please.
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Final in OT/;
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SUPER=0096-/Golden State/95/j/Orlando/100///j/Los Angeles/89//Cleveland/76///;
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SUPER=0096-/Portland/77//Milwaukee/52/3///Washington/69//Houston/74/4//;
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got to break!!!!!!!!!

SP-Hoops


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB97-4
GRAPHIC=NCAA Final Four
Utah and Minnesota picked up some serious mileage on the road to the final

four tonight.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA/Utes vs. Cardinals; :00


Utah topped Stanford 82 to 77 in overtime in the West Regional semi final. Keith Van Horn and the Utes are heaed to the regional finals.
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/Golden Gofers vs. Tigers;
It's been an overtime night. Minnesota and Clemson are in OT right now in

the Midwest Region semi's. Clemosn scored at the buzzer tit tie the game at 72-
all, Minnesota blows a lead it had all game.
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SP-NCAA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#s7-4
GRAPHIC=Final Four


D III's top teams will battle in the N-C-Double-A final four championship this weekend.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem; :


The four teams held workouts this afternoon at the Salem civic Center. Nebraska Wesleyan went through an early practice.
Joining the Plainsmen in the final four are Williams, Illinois Wesleyan and Alvernia.
The two day tournament is hosted by the Salem Civic Center and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
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((BRAD BANKSTON/ODAC ASST. COMMISSIONER: ))
SUPER=01-Brad Bankston/ODAC Asst. Commissioner; :
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Nebraska Wesleyan played at home during the early rounds of the N-C-Double-A playoffs.
And the Plainsmen's first trip to the valley is one they will never forget.
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((TODD RARIDON/PLAINSMEN HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Todd Raridon/Plainsmen Head Coach; :
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OUT Q=...OR 1:30.
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ANCHOR=Mike

pinnacle board - (18087)
Illinois Wesleyan and Alvernia play tomorrow at six. Williams and Nebraska Wesleyan tip it off at 8.
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SP-Rotary


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=final four


Along with the Final Four in Salem,
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SUPER=04-Salem; :00


The city's Rotary Club announced this morning it is co-sponsoring the new Jostens Trophy.
The award will be given annually to the top player in Division Three starting with the 1998 season.
The club also announced the formation of the Wooldridge scholarship, in honor of retiring ODAC commissioner Dan Wooldridge.
The player of the year's university will receive $500 a year.
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((MARK HENRICKSON/SALEM ROTARY CLUB:)) ((DAN WOOLDRIDGE/RETIRING ODAC COMMISSIONER:))
SUPER=01-Mark Henrickson/Salem Rotary Club; :00
SUPER=01-Dan Wooldridge/Retiring ODAC Commissioner; :15
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=...and josten."
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


On Monday the ODAC is expected to name Brad Bankston as the ODAC's new commissioner, but Dan won't be dissapearing.
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((DAN WOOLDRIDGE:))
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OUT Q=...AROUND."
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SP-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


The Salem Avalanche's season is just about here.
Two weeks from tomorrow night the team hosts Durham at Salem Memorial.
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


This afternoon workers inside the stadium were finishing up work on the outfield wall billboards.
The team is planning a number of events this year to compliment the action on the field.
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IN Q="We're gonna do...

((DAVE OSTER/AVALANCHE GENERAL MANAGER:))
SUPER=01-Dave Oster/Avalanche General Manager; :00
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OUT Q=...A LOT OF FUN."
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bye
ANCHOR=Connie

same time, same place....goodnight. That's all for us-- Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow,