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ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
A Tech football player IS convicted.
Abortion becomes the battle ground of candidates for Governor.
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And some of the biggest names on ice here in Roanoke... with ONE notable exception.
A live report from the Civic Center tonight.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike

Tonight on News 7 sports, the Hokies open their first week of Spring drills without a key returning letterman.
Steve Mason more on that plus, the Packers' Keith Jackson retires,
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and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference promotes Brad Bankston to take over as the league's new commissioner.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
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Clouds are showers are headed in for the next couple of days, so break out the umbrellas. Forecast details are coming up.

Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


After three dismissals, the fourth trial against a Virginia Tech football player charged in a campus brawl has ended in a guilty verdict.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Montgomery Circuit judge Ray Grubbs sentenced Tyron Edmond to serve 2 days of a 30- day jail sentence.
After the incident last August 31st, Edmond admitted he hit Jonathan Nelson during a mob attack on Nelson.
Nelson identified Edmond as one of his attackers.
But Edmond testified he really only nudged Nelson after someone else punched him.
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((TYRON EDMOND/TECH FOOTBALL PLAYER: THAT DOESN'T MEAN I ACTUALLY HIT HIM, BUT MORE OR LESS I SHIELDED MYSELF FROM HIM FALLING ON ME. ))
SUPER=01-Tyron Edmond/Tech Football Player;
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Edmond was one of several players suspended for one game last season following the fight.
Under a new Tech policy, it will be up to the athletic director to decide whether Edmond's misdemeanor conviction should affect his present team status.
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Tractor-Ax


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Accident


An accident involving a runaway delivery truck and three cars stopped traffic at the Hunting Hills Walmart on route 220 in Roanoke this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The truck hit two cars, then tipped over on another, after going through the intersection of route 220 and Crossbow Road.
The truck driver says he tried to avoid hitting anyone after the truck's brakes gave out.
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SOT 14:13:52
IN Q=Well we

((RICHARD SPENCER/TRUCK DRIVER: WELL WE COME OFF THE HILL THERE, AND I NOTICED I LOST MY BRAKES I TRIED TO GEAR IT DOWN, TO SLOW IT UP, I TRIED TO GET THROUGH THIS TRAFFIC HERE AND JUST COULDN'T GET THROUGH IT HERE.))
SUPER=01-Richard Spencer/Truck Driver;
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Neither the truck driver, nor any of the people in the cars appeared to have life threatening injuries.
But one accident victim had to be removed from her vehicle with the "jaws of life".
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Accident


The truck driver has been charged with driving with defective brakes.

Gilmore-Beyer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Abortion


A stroke of the pen over the weekend --
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Saturday;


and an 18- year battle over parental notification for teenage abortions ended.
Governor George Allen made it the law of the land starting July first.
SUPER=04-Today;


But now the Democrat running for governor says he might like to water it down if elected.
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SOT 21:21:04
IN Q=I've also

((I'VE ALSO THOUGHT AND HAD A CHANCE TO VOTE ONE TIME THAT AS WE BEGIN PARENTAL NOTIFICATION WE SHOULD BEGIN WITH 16- YEAR OLDS AND YOUNGER. NOW THE LAW WILL GO INTO EFFECT JULY FIRST WITH 17 YEAR OLDS AND YOUNGER. I'LL SUPPORT THAT LAW AND WE'LL SEE HOW IT WORKS. But you're willing to change that law? I'M ALSO WILLING TO SEE WHAT THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE LAW IS IN REAL LIFE. LET'S SEE IF THERE ARE HORROR STORIES. LET'S SEE WHAT IMPACT THAT IT ACTUALLY HAS ON TEENAGE PREGNANCY.))
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Republican Jim Gilmore's hinting that, if elected, he'd like to see FURTHER restrictions on abortion.
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SOT 21:02:55
IN Q=I believe

((I BELIEVE THERE ARE TOO MANY ABORTIONS IN VIRGINIA NOW. MY VIEWS ON THIS IN OPPOSITION TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF ABORTIONS IS CLEAR. AND I THINK WE OUGHT TO LOOK AT THESE VARIOUS REGULATIONS AND SEE WHAT POSITIVE STEPS WE CAN MAKE IN A REASONABLE WAY.))
SUPER=01-@Gilmore1;
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No specifics yet from Gilmore on what those steps might be.
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Richards


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=None


As one of the nation's few female governors, former Texas governor Ann Richards knows the up-side of success.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


And after losing her bid for a second term in 19-94, she also knows the down-side.
Richards is sharing her experiences and advice in a speech tonight at Roanoke College-- called "The Path Ahead for Women in Public Service."
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SOT 3:28:33
IN Q=You learn far more

((ANN RICHARDS/FORMER TEXAS GOVERNOR: YOU LEARN FAR MORE FROM ALL THE MISTAKES YOU MAKE THAN YOU DO FROM ALL YOUR SUCCESSES- IF YOU SUCCEED, YOU'RE PRETTY SURE YOU GOT LUCKY, AND IF YOU FAIL YOU KNOW PRETTY DARN WELL IT WAS YOUR FAULT, AND YOU'LL SPEND A LOT OF TIME TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY THINGS DIDN'T WORK OUT.))
SUPER=01-Ann Richards/Former Texas Governor
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OUT Q=didn't work out.
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Richards says doors are open for women in public service if they're willing to take the financial and security risks.
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Roanoke-Fire


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire damaged a home in northwest Roanoke today... and investigators say the cause is suspicious.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


No one was injured , but the home at the corner of Tenth Street and Forest Hill Avenue suffered serious damage.
Witnesses did not report anything unusual, but the fire apparently started outside the home... and investigators say there was no obvious cause.
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Hardy-Folo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./March 11;


It appears an electrical short was responsible for the fire that destroyed the Hardy Community Center earlier this month.
Investigators have completed their review, and today the remains of building were demolished.
The fire department is now making plans for an addition to the fire house that will provide room for training and community events.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- is there finally agreement among the experts as to how often women should get mammograms?
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and in Bedford, a museum is looking for more room, as well as better ways to serve its elderly and disabled visitors.
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Bedford-Museum


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=None


Expansion is in the works at Bedford's city- county museum, but it won't come cheaply.
Steve Smallshaw reports the museum needs to raise a quarter million dollars in grants and donations to pay for the project.
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(( They've been drawn by artifacts ranging from 12- thousand year old arrowheads to World War Two uniforms... and there's even more here that visitors CAN'T see.
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((I HAVE SEVERAL BOTTLES FROM WAVERLY BOTTLING COMPANY, THEY WERE BOTTLED RIGHT HERE ON DEPOT STREET.))
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Crammed into the third floor of this building are hundreds of pieces of county history that the museum doesn't have room to display.
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SOT 3:10:40
IN Q=Because we have

((ELLEN WANDREI/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: BECAUSE WE HAVE MANY ITEMS FROM BEDFORD THAT NOBODY GETS TO SEE FROM THE COUNTY. ALL THESE FARM TOOLS THAT WERE MADE IN THE COUNTY, AND NO ONE OTHER THAN THE PERSON WHO DONATED THEM, PROBABLY DOESN'T KNOW THEY'RE HERE.))
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Renovating the third floor is a costly proposition, but officials hope to raise enough money to match a state historic grant to make it possible.
But even if the room is opened up, that's no guarantee tour- goers will get to see it.
Wandrei estimates close to 60 percent of their visitors are over the age of 50.. making it up the stairs to the third floor is difficult if not impossible for some.
So the grant also would pay to install an elevator on the back of the building, making the entire museum handicapped accessible.
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SOT 3:09:12
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((WANDREI: THESE PEOPLE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN OUR COLLECTION, AND THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE ON DISPLAY.))
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Fund-raising should begin over the next few months.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.)

Suicide


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


Virginia Tech police believe a freshman student leapt from the top of Lane Stadium to his death early this morning.
They found the body of 18 year- old Douglas Steven Ainey of Exton, Pennsylvania near the east- side stands.
The medical examiner says Ainey sustained multiple injuries. His death has been ruled a suicide.

Mammograms


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Women's Health


Women in their 40's are getting some conflicting health information.
In January, the National Cancer Institute said it could NOT recommend mammograms for every woman between the ages of 40 and 50.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


But now the American Cancer Society is.
On top of that... the A- C- S advises all women in that age group to seek YEARLY testing.
One of the Roanoke Valley's breast cancer experts agrees.
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SOT 13:36:09
IN Q=It's because

((DR. ALAN HENRY/BREAST CARE CENTER OF THE BLUE RIDGE: IT'S BECAUSE OF AGGRESSIVE USE OF MAMMOGRAPHY THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE, FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER, BEGIN TO REDUCE THE OVERALL MORTALITY FOR BREAST CANCER. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Alan Henry/Breast Care Center;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=for breast cancer
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VO-NAT


Later this week, the N- C- I is expected to fall in line with the American Cancer Society's recommendation.
Dr. Henry hopes the initial confusion will not prove detrimental to fighting breast cancer.
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News7-Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Stock Market


A growing number of viewers are becoming interested in Wall Street.
We're responding by expanding our daily stock listing from 12 to 20 companies.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff is here to explain how we came up with the list.
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Len1;


Keith we surveyed 16 different stock brokerage firms from across our viewing area.
We asked which companies are the most widely held, and which are the largest employers...coming up with a combined score to make the new list.
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The good news for those of you who liked the old list is that all but one of those stocks will remain.
New additions include lots of locally based companies, such as Dimon, the Danville tobacco processor, Optical Cable of Roanoke County, and Roanoke Electric Steel.
Other new entries include large area employers, like health care giant Columbia- HCA, the Dana Corporation, which has a truck plant in Buena Vista, power generator Dominion Resources, First Virginia Bank, Signet Bank, and Trigon.
A number of viewers who have Trigon health insurance policies received stock in the company when it recently went public.
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Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Now for a list of strictly local companies that trade on major exchanges, we provide the weekly gains and losses every Saturday.

Stocks


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

On Wall Street stocks had been down for most of the day, before a dramatic turnaround late in the session.
The Dow GAINED 101 points.
NASDAQ lost 11 points.
Here now is our expanded stock report--
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Harrison-Museum


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Black History


A new building will give the Harrison Museum of African American Culture room to grow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A ribbon- cutting ceremony this morning opened the doors on the new museum annex located on Rutherford Avenue.
The building won't be open to the public, but it will provide much needed space to store the museum's growing collection.
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IN Q=Not only will it add

((ALETHA BOLDEN/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: NOT ONLY WILL IT BE ADDED STORAGE SPACE, BUT IT WILL ALSO BE ADDED WORK SPACE FOR OUR CURATOR. SHE'LL BE ABLE TO SPRAWL THINGS OUT AND WORK ON A LARGER SCALE. WE'VE HAD TO TURN SOME THINGS AWAY, BUT HOPEFULLY NOW THAT WE HAVE A LARGER BUILDING, A QUALITY CONTROLLED BUILDING, WE'LL BE ABLE TO ACCEPT A LOT OF MEMORABILIA THAT'S STILL OUT THERE.))
SUPER=01-Aletha Bolden/Museum Director;
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OUT Q=still out there.
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The annex was built with public and private grants on a lot donated by Central Fidelity Bank.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Black History


The museum is still seeking volunteers and contributions to complete the project.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, a new commissioner for the ODAC, no more football for Keith Jackson, I'll have the tip off times for this coming weekend's Final Four.
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Plus, Steve Mason checks in from the Hokies Spring football workouts with news concerning Tony Morrison and the status for the upcoming season.
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S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=ODAC


The Old Dominion Athletic conference introduced the second commissioner in league history this afternoon at a newsconference at the Salem Civic Center.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


Brad Bankston, the league's assistant commissioner since 1995, takes over for the retiring Dan Wooldridge - the league's first and only other commissioner for the past 21 years.
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S-Jackson


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


Dan Wooldridge isn't the only one retiring these days.
The Packers Keith Jackson announced his retirement from the NFL today after a nine year career.
He goes out at the pinnacle of his playing days.
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((KEITH JACKSON/RETIRES FROM THE NFL:))
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


The Hokies began their first full week of workouts this afternoon, and the first day of another rebuilding process.
Steve Mason more on the 1997 Hokie puzzle that lost a key piece earlier today.
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SUPER=@steve1;
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OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=TECH FOOTBALL


Al Clark, is not talking to the media at this time, preferring to talk to his teammates and earn the starting job at quarterback.

S-WDBJ


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


The road to the final four is about to produce a pot of gold for one lucky college team.
After two weeks of elimination, the 64 team men's bracket has been whittled down to just 4 schools.
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This coming Saturday you can catch the national semi-finals live from the RCA dome in Indianapolis right here on WDBJ.
The pregame activities get started at four. Then at 5:42 Carolina and Arizona
tip off the first game with Kentucky and Minnesota following in the night cap

around 8.
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S-Duncan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/Last Night; :00


One man who had hoped to play in the Final Four but didn't make it, received another huge award last night.
Wake Forest's Tim Duncan was given the Naismith award, which recognizes the top player in the nation.
He averaged 21 points and 14 rebounds a game this past season.
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S-Vols


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=TENNESSEE


Finding a basketball coach to take over the University of Tennessee men's program is proving to be a hard task.
Over the weekend Colorado's Ricardo Patton turned down the job, and today's Clemson's Rick Barnes turned down the job.
Reports in Knoxville say Barnes was offered a half a million dollars a year to coach the Vols. Wx-Tape
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Ice-Show


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jja
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=None


Some big names in skating are taking to the ice at the Roanoke Civic Center. It's the Discover Stars on Ice Show-
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Microwave


Jean Jadhon is at the rink- Jean what skaters are in town tonight?
Live=Jean Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Jean1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Keith- this show is packed with olympic medal winners-
They've been warming up- on the ice since about 4:30.
SUPER=01-Ekaterina Gordeeva/Olympic Gold Medalist;


(live interview; roll tape over q & a)
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Kristi Yamaguchi- the women's olympic gold medal winner is the first solo performer tonight.
Ekaterina Gordeava is also here. She too is a gold medal winner for pairs skating with her late husband Sergei Grinkov-
Other skaters on the tour- include Paul Wylie, Torvill and Dean and Kurt Browning.
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SUPER=@File;


One name noticeably absent from this show is Scott Hamilton. The skater left the tour last week after announcing he has testi-cular cancer.
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Live=Jean Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke

(Jean ad lib)
Double Boxes=Keith and Jean/Microwave


(Keith Question: are there any tickets left?)
(Jean response) We'll have more on the skaters and tonight's performance on News 7 at 11.