22:00-01

video-open

SUPER=#4065
SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=70-Roy Stanley;
ANCHOR=Connie
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...
A THIRD VIRGINIA TECH FOOTBALL PLAYER TO STAND TRIAL FOR A CAMPUS BRAWL IS ACQUITTED.
ANTI-SMOKING ACTIVISTS CONTINUE TO DUKE IT OUT WITH THE STATE'S TOP POLITICIANS.
THE TOBACCO DEBATES CONTINUE. ))
RUNS=:00
OUT Q=debates continue.



top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
(----------------)

TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's FRIDAY, March 21st, our Top Story.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Joe Abbott and his associates will not get out of jail before the racketeering trial-- a judge denied them bond tonight.
(---------------)



P-Abed


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-03
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, this is News 7 Primetime on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
GRAPHIC=Abbott


Judge Jackson Kiser's decision overturns a ruling earlier in the week from a federal MAGISTRATE that would have freed Abbott and one of his co-defendants.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Wednesday


At today's hearing, Abbott testified that the arson, intimidation and extortion charges are all fabricated.
Abbott himself may have had limited direct involvement in any of the 16 acts of racketeering.
SUPER=04-June 20, 1991


An agent testified the 53-year old suspect set the fire at the Wagon Wheel apartments himself.
Beyond that, the government says he was behind seven or eight other fires, threats and assaults.
(----------------)



P-Stump


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=William Stump


Militiaman Bill Stump was hoping to delay his sentencing in Roanoke until he filed an appeal with the U- S Supreme Court.
But his request was denied after a 12- minute hearing this afternoon.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Stump argued he wouldn't have enough time to prepare a Supreme Court petition if he was sent to prison.
Moreover, he didn't think the Federal District Court even had the authority to punish him.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:43:04
IN Q=I'm being

((BILL STUMP: I'M BEING TREATED UNFAIRLY BECAUSE I'M IN AN ILLEGAL COURT. AS I JUST TOLD YOU, NO OFFICER HAS BEEN ABLE TO TELL ME THE CLAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION THAT DELEGATES TO CONGRESS THE POWER TO MAINTAIN THIS COURT IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA. ))
SUPER=07-Bill Stump;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=of Virginia
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=William Stump


Stump was convicted of possessing illegal silencers.
Last year, he was sentenced to two months in prison... but that punishment was well below Federal guidelines.
Because of that, he will be re- sentenced... and given a stiffer penalty.

p-Hawkes


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#FROM 597-04 NET-E
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Michael Hawkes was aquitted of assault and battery in the beating of Tech track athlete Hilliard Sumner.
Sumner identified Hawkes as the man who tackled him in downtown Blacksburg.
But Hawkes and several other players testified he was standing back from the fight.
SUPER=04-January 27; Earlier Sumner accused another man, Greg Melvin, but

later asked to drop the charge, saying Melvin WASN'T involved.
Judge Ray Grubbs said he admired that honest stance, but it may have hurt Sumner's credibility.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:13:13
IN Q=

((AT THE SAME TIME, IT'S THAT SAME STANCE, EVEN WITH THE BEST OF INTENTIONS THAT IN MY MIND CANNOT COMPLETELY OVERCOME ALL THE INCONSISTENCIES IN THE WITNESSES' TESTIMONY. ))
SUPER=01-Hon. Ray Grubbs/Circuit Court Judge;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=the witnesses' testimony.
TALENT=Connie
SS=LEGAL SCALES


Earlier this week, Grubbs also acquitted Angelo Harrison in the beating.
Two more football players, Tyron Edmond and Brian Edmonds are set for trial Monday.

P-Rape-Suit


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


Meantime Brian Edmonds and his teammate James Crawford have dropped their extortion and defamation suit against the woman who says they raped her.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Crawford withdrew from the suit last month.
Edmonds decided to abandon it yesterday, fearing it would hurt his chances in the N-F-L draft if he's forced to give depositions now.
A lawyer representing the players, Matt Pethybridge says he expects to refile in June, after the draft is over.
(----------------)




P-Tor


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


A Virginia Tech basketball player had a brush with the law this week.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/December 9, 1996;


Center Alvaro Tor was charged with possession of stolen property.
Tor received a summons for having a license plate that was reported stolen.
A rising junior, Tor started eight games for the Hokies last season.
The case will be heard in Blacksburg district court next month.
(----------------)



P-Liggett-Folo


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Virginia health advocates say the earth has shifted after revelations this week from the Liggett Group tobacco company.
SS=gilmore


And they say, Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore needs to adjust.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Attorney

((JUDY CASTLEMAN: ATTORNEY GENERAL GILMORE CONTINUES TO SIDE WITH THE PHILIP MORRIS AND THE OTHER TOBACCO INDUSTRY FOLKS IN SPITE OF THE FACT THAT LIGGETT ... CAUSE CANCER AND OTHER DEADLY DISEASES.))
SUPER=01-Judy Castleman/American Cancer Society;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=deadly diseases.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But Gilmore's boss supports the continued stance that Virginia's tobacco industry is worth defending-- even in the face of Liggett saying it marketed cigarettes to teens.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=If they're

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IF THEY'RE MINORS, THEY SHOULDN'T USE IT AT ALL....You have no misgivings about our stance on that? NO.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=stance on that? NO.
TALENT=Connie
SS=gilmore


Attorney General Gilmore says he has NO plans to reconsider his defense of tobacco.
tease#1

music under
ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


Start your engines...what was once dubbed the South Roanoke Speedway, is now the Victory Stadium Speedway...with 20-races scheduled this year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Plus imagine shooshing down the slopes at a ski resort in Bath County. It could happen...details when NEWS-7 Primetime returns.
(----------------)

WEFC!!! go to break

P-Kroger-Warehouse


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=Kroger


Workers at the Kroger distribution center in Roanoke County could lose their jobs because of union seniority.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Kroger is expanding its warehouse here and closing one in West Virginia.
West Virginia workers get first crack at the 125 new jobs being created.
SUPER=@File;


If transfers outnumber the new positions though, ROANOKE COUNTY workers could get displaced.
The County says it didn't know this when it was trying to convince Kroger to stay here and expand.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:20:45
IN Q=I really

((ELMER HODGE/ROANOKE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: I REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO THE PEOPLE IN ROANOKE VALLEY TO PROTECT THE JOBS THAT ARE HERE, AND EXPAND THOSE IF WE CAN, AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE DID. ))
SUPER=@Hodge;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=what we did.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Kroger


Both Kroger and the county believe chances of local workers getting bumped remain slim.

P-Incubator


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=abr
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


WHere some may see a rundown building on Lynchburg's riverfront, others consider it an opportunity.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


This office complex was vacated two years ago, when the foundry closed.
Charles Gunn bought it, renovated it and started the City Renaissance Center.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 28:21
IN Q=You're seeing the

((CLAUDE GUNN/CITY RENAISSANCE CENTER: YOU'RE SEEING THE REBIRTH AND WE INTEND TO BE A PART OF IT. AGAIN, AS I SAID, RECYCLE THIS OLD BUILDING AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION TO THE COMMUNITY AND THE LYNCHBURG CITY'S TAX BASE ))
SUPER=01-Claude Gunn/City Renaissance Center;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=city's tax base
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The empty 50 thousand square feet will hopefully be filled with small businesses and also non-profit groups.
The center is open to anyone-- but there will be an emphasis on minority groups.
Gunn says there is a need for black business development.
His center provides an opportunity to develop a business without worrying about immediately generating income.
(----------------)




P-Bath-Resort


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=NONE


It could be the biggest thing to hit Bath County since the FOUR- STAR Homestead resort opened.
A development company is considering building a ski resort in the northern end of the county.
Jay Moore reports.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Bath Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Mike Wood/MPS Development; :13
SUPER=@Jay1; :36 Quick!!!
SUPER=03-Pocahontas Co., WV/File Tape; :45
RUNS=1:24
OUT Q=News 7.

(( M-P-S Development is in the preliminary stages of turning this land into one of the biggest ski resorts in the region.
Once it's completed, the resort could allow up to eight-thousand skiers on the slopes at one time.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:02:39
IN Q=We think this

((MIKE WOOD/MPS VICE PRESIDENT: WE THINK THIS WILL BE A BIG ECONOMIC BENEFIT FOR BATH COUNTY. WE ONLY HAVE 5000 PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY AND TOURISM IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST REVENUES SOURCES.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=revenues sources.


The development group is eyeing this site in the Duncan Knob area.
In skiing lingo-- it's unique because the potential scope and vertical rise is greater than any ski area south of New York and east of the Mississippi.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 17:09:09
IN Q=At 3900 feet

((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: AT 3900 FEET THIS IS THE HIGHEST ELEVATION OF THE PROPOSED SKI AREA, IN FACT YOU CAN SEE THE MOUNTAIN WHERE THE SNOWSHOE/SILVERCREEK SKI RESORT IS LOCATED.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=is located.


The West Virginia Resort is about an hour- and- half away from this site but it could serve as the biggest competitor.
Developers are quick to point out they're not looking for all the business Snowshoes attracts.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 16:07:03
IN Q=You want to

((JAY MOORE: YOU WANT TO KEEP THE SMALL TOWN FLAVOR BUT YOU STILL WANT TO BE COMPETITIVE WITH SNOWSHOE. WOODS: WE THING WE CAN DO THAT BECAUSE OF THE VERTICAL DROP AT 1900 HUNDRED FEET WOULD BE THE LARGEST AND WE THINK THAT IN AND OF ITSELF WILL MAKE US A COMPETITIVE DESTINATION WITH SNOWSHOE.))
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=destination with Snowshoe.


The project would take anywhere from 10- to 15 years to complete and cost more than 50 million dollars.
It could employ as many as 500 workers.
In Bath County, Jay Moore, News 7. ))

P-Victory-Stadium


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=v.s. speedway


Racing returns to Roanoke's Victory Stadium.
Promoter Danny Taylor just cut a three- year deal with the city to bring motor sports back to the facility.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning, paving crews were laying asphalt at the ends of the stadium.
Taylor says a guard rail and an eight foot fence are on the way, and a new scoreboard will soon be installed on the roof of the armory.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We're trying to get this

((DANNY TAYLOR/RACING PROMOTER: WE'RE TRYING TO GET THIS AS SIMILAR, AS CLOSE TO BOWMAN GRAY STADIUM WHICH IS WINSTON'S OLDEST AND MOST SUCCESSFUL RACING FACILITY, THAT HAS A VERY SIMILAR SITUATION HERE IN ROANOKE. AND YEAH, WE'LL BE SUCCESSFUL AS LONG AS WE CAN GET IS AS CLOSE TO THAT, BECAUSE THE DEMAND IS HERE.))
SUPER=01-Danny Taylor/Racing Promoter;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=the demand is here.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Taylor plans to run 20 races at the Victory Stadium Speedway this year, the first one is scheduled for Friday April 4th.
(----------------)


P-Bill-Signing


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen is going high profile on what may be his biggest accomplishment this year.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, state workers were decorating the State Capitol portico for tomorrow morning's ceremony.
Allen will sign into law the requirement of parental notification for teens to get an abortion.
Opponents and supporters of abortion rights are both expected to attend.
(----------------)
TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


Invitations were mailed out to four thousand of the bill's supporters on the Governor's office budget.
A spokeswoman says she does NOT know how much the mailing cost taxpayers.

p-Pamplin-Park


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


Civil war buffs brace yourself:
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dinwiddie Co.;


Plans for a 40- million dollar privately- funded National Museum of the Civil War Soldier were unveiled today near Petersburg.
The world class, state of the art museum will be the latest addition to the two year old Pamplin Park Civil War Site.
It's where Union forces broke through Confederate defenses in the final week of the war.
And a new exhibit called "A Land Worth Fighting For" opens tomorrow.
It shows why Confederate soldiers fought and died to preserve a lifestyle that included slavery and the plantation house economy.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:49:51
IN Q=I think it's

((I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO STUDY HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE PEOPLE OF THE TIME AND NOT JUDGE PEOPLE OF THE PAST BY OUR OWN STANDARDS.))
SUPER=01-Wilson Greene/Pamplin Park Civil War Site;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=standards.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Meanwhile, just up the road in Richmond, the Virginia Historical Society is hosting "Back of the Big House."
It's a harsh look at plantation life from the slaves' point of view.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:49:29
IN Q=Well the

((WELL THE EXHIBIT WAS ORGANIZED BY THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. AND YET, WHEN IT WAS SET UP THERE, THEY TOOK IT DOWN WITHIN A FEW HOURS MOSTLY BECAUSE SOME OF THE EMPLOYEES OBJECTED TO IT -- AFRICAN AMERICAN EMPLOYEES.))
SUPER=01-Jim Kelly/Va. Historical Society;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=employees.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


"Back of the Big House" is in Richmond until April 19th.
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Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Increasing/Clouds/45-49/Partly Sunny/& Windy/60-64;
SUPER=331-Increasing/Clouds/45-49/Partly Sunny/& Windy/60-64;
SUPER=332-A Few/Clouds/44-48/Partly Cloudy/Windy & Cooler/50-54;
SUPER=333-Increasing/Clouds/43-47/Cloudy/Breezy & Cool/45-49;
SUPER=334-A Few/Sprinkles/40-44/Partly Cloudy/Windy & Cooler/44-48;
SUPER=X5001;



RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


If you know where the Big Station at the End of the Line is-- if Birdy the Bus and Sir Topham Hat are friends of yours....you won't want to miss this.
The story of Thomas the Tank Engine, coming up on News 7 Primetime, right here on WEFC.. cc sponsor go to break

P-Green-Tea


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


Many people enjoy a hot cup of tea for its soothing powers-- but now researchers are discovering those tiny leaves may do more than relieve stress.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH; :


A team of researchers has discovered that green tea just may be a natural protector against sun damage.
Instead of brewing it up to drink, it's being applied to the skin.
But they don't rule out that DRINKING green tea offers the same benefits.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:51:51
IN Q=People can ingest

((DR. KEVIN COOPER.SKIN DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER: PEOPLE CAN INGEST TEAS ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO HAVE HAVE HIGH U-V EXPOSURE, IT MAY ALLOW EVEN SOME PROTECTION IN THOSE AREAS WHERE YOU CAN'T GET THE CREAMS FOR SUNSCREEN. YOU CAN'T PUT IT ON YOUR EYELIDS FOR INSTANCE))
SUPER=01-Dr. Kevin Cooper/Skin Disease Research Center; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=for instance
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Researchers are also looking at other types of teas to see if they offer the same protection against the sun.
(-----------------)




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


Tonight's video of the day-- is all part of a story that has enthralled children for more than fifty years.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=NAT SOUND!
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=NAT SOUND
(----------------)

***CONNIE AUDIO ON CART*****
It's "Thomas The Tank Engine"-- the adventures of which have made their way into 26 books and a internationally-famed television cartoon series.
Some sad news for fans tonight-- as Thomas's creator, the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, died at his home in England.
Reverend Awdry made up the tale for his son, when he was ill with the measles-- and the first books went on sale after being hand-copied.
Thomas the Tank Engine, and his friends Henry, Gordon and James, now represent a multi-million dollar business world-wide.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:15:09
IN Q=Poor Thomas
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=long long drink.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Awdry grew up near a railway line and liked to listen to the trains.
He was said he could always imagine they were talking.
(----------------)
SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


And coming up on Primetime sports tonight Highlights from the N-C-A-A division one and three playoffs and a run down of qualifying at Darlington.
(----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-MLB; :


But first, uniform number 23 will not be worn again by a New York Yankee unless Don Mattingly returns to Yankee stadium for Old Timers Day.
On August 31-st the 35 year old Mattingly will become the 14-th Yankee to have his number retired.
Now here's the numbers.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/Texas/63//Louisville/78////UNC///California///LATE/;
SUPER=X5027;
SUPER=0098-/Kansas/82/j/Arizona/85////Providence///UT-Chatt.///LATE/;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/Nebraska/67/j/Connecticut/76///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Orlando/104//Boston/99///j/Charlotte/102//Toronto/97///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/New Jersey/96//Philadelphia/97/4///L.A. Lakers/88//Miami/83/4//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Dallas/72/j/Atlanta/93////Minnesota/90//Detroit/108/4//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Chicago/91//Indiana/79/4/Two Late Games/;
SUPER=X5031;
SUPER=0103-/Detroit/1//N.Y. Rangers/3/3///Buffalo/2//Washington/1/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Hartford/0//Dallas/0/2///Anaheim/1//Colorado/0/1//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0103-/Tampa Bay/0//Calgary/0/1//;
SUPER=X5029;
SUPER=0104-j/Roanoke/3//South Carolina/2////Hampton/1//Charlotte/1/3//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0104-/Richmond/2//Raleigh/2/2//j/Knoxville/9//Tallahassee/2///;
RUNS=1:00
OUT Q=....last score."


SP-NCAA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=NCAA LOGO


The road to the final four continued tonight as Kansas took on Arizona in the Southeast Regional.
(----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Birmingham, AL/CBS SPORTS; :


Kansas head coach Roy Williams checking the action from the bench.
The Wildcats came out hot and took the lead by four 22 to 18 on this jumper from the baseline.
Kansas rallied Billy Thomas hit five straight points but the Jayhawks trailed 38 to 36 at the half.
After a 40 to 40 tie the Wildcats would take the lead again Mike bibby with the jumper to make it 43 to 42.
The Jayhawks fell behind by 8 but when Raaf Lefrentz went inside and got the put back Kansas trailed 55 to 49.
The game remained close the rest SUPER=33-Arizona/85/Kansas/82/;of the

way and Arizona advances with the 85 to 82 win.
(-------------)


SP-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=Division Three


Over in Salem tonight, The Final four of the Division three championship tipped it off.
(----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Salem/Illinois Wesleyan vs Alvernia; :


A good crowd on hand to watch the opener between Illinois Wesleyan and Alvernia.
Alvernia came out smoking in the first half and would go in at the half leading Wesleyan.
The game remained close throughout SUPER=33-Illinois

Wesleyan/85/Alvernia/82/;the second half but the Titans of Illinois Wesleyan would pull out the 85 to 83 win in the Semi finals.
(-------------)


SP-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#r-35
SS=DARLINGTON


Dale Jarrett has led the most laps and he's on top of the points race.
And today he picked up his first pole of the year as the top qualifier for Sunday's Transouth 400 in Darlington.
(----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN2; :00


Jarrett rolled his Thunderbird out, and knocked Mark Martin off out of the top spot with a blistering lap at 171 point 095 miles an hour to win the pole.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q="WE KNOW...

((DALE JARRETT/TRANSOUTH 400 POLE WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/TranSouth 400 Pole Winner; :00
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=...TO DO THAT."
(----------------)
VO-NAT CON'T


As for the locals, Jeff Burton had the best day qualifying sixth, older brother Ward who won the pole last Spring was 44th fastest.
Rick Mast wasn't much better checking in at 41st. Michael Waltrip just missed the top 25 at 26, and Earnhardt continues to struggle. He was 39th.
Now let's look at the top 25.
(/////SOT/////)

WIPE TO QUALIFYING
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5016;
SUPER=0107-1. Dale Jarrett/171.095/2. Ricky Craven//3. Bobby Labonte//4. Geoff

Bodine//5. Mark Martin//;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0107-6. Jeff Burton//7. Mike Wallace//8. Ernie Irvan//9. Sterling

Marlin//10. Jeff Gordon//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-11. Lake Speed//12. Terry Labonte//13. Ken Schrader//14. Gary

Bradberry//15. Rusty Wallace//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-16. Ricky Rudd//17. Bill Elliott//18. Jeremy Mayfield//19. Dave

Marcis//20. Ted Musgrave//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-21. David Green//22. Morgan Shepherd//23. Greg Sacks//24. Derrike

Cope//25. Jimmy Spencer//;
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=.....LAST CAR.
(-------------)


SP-Busch


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=NONE
(----------------)
VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC; :


Meantime, Former South Boston track champion Elliott Sadler captured the pole for the Busch Diamond Hill Plywood 200.
He turned in a lap speed of 166 point 051 miles per hour. Sadler also started on the pole at Daytona. Jeff Green is on the outside.
(-------------)


SP-Nemechek


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Nemechek


A sad day in the world of racing. John Nemechek, the younger brother of Winston Cup star Joe Nemechek died this morning in Miami,
(----------------)
VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Homestead, FL/Sunday; :00

where he had been in a coma since suffering brain damage in a super truck race this past Sunday.
The director of the neuro-trauma at Jackson Memorial hospital in Miami said the brain injury was inoperable.
John Nemechek was 27.
(-------------)

extra
ANCHOR=Connie


To clarify an earlier story in the newscast--
Virginia Tech Football player Michael Hawkes WAS CLEARED today in the beating incident of track athlete Hilliard Sumner. weekend.....goodnight. That's all for us tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime, have a nice