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ANCHOR=Jean

Coming up on News 7, police are looking for a bank robber in our area tonight.
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VO-NAT


The leader of the Heaven's Gate group suicide has ties to the Old Dominion. and we'll meet a rollerblader who skated across the country to carry a message.
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Sports-Head


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


And tonight in sports, the Express is set wrapup the regular season this weekend, they hit the home ice tonight.
The men are getting geared up for their final four in Indianapolis,
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while the women tip off their national semi-finals tonight with Tennessee, Old Dominion, and Notre Dame chasing Stanford.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The weekend forecast is typical of early spring with a gusty wind and mild temperatures. More on that just ahead.

Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


The suspect who robbed a Danville bank at gunpoint is still at large.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


A white male entered the NationsBank on Riverside Drive around two armed with a handgun.
Witnesses say the man was NOT wearing a ski mask.
He's described as 5 foot six or seven, weighing 180-to 200 pounds, with a beard and mustache.
He was wearing a black leather jacket and a biker style cap.
Police say the man fled on foot with an undetermined amount of cash.
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Columbia-HCA


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Columbia hca


The corporate parent of several area hospitals is under close federal scrutiny.
The New York Times reports that in Florida, Texas, Illinois, and Nevada, F-B-I agents have been interviewing witnesses about Columbia H-C-A's alleged business practices.
The probe included the raid of several facilities in El Paso, where agents left the building with truckloads of documents.
Among the items under investigation, the practice of "upcoding", in which hospitals receive larger payments from Medicare by inflating the seriousness of the illnesses they treat.
Columbia H-C-A had this to say.
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((RICK SCOTT/COLUMBIA HCA CEO: LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE WE'D LOVE EVERYBODY TO JUST TALK ABOUT THE GREAT THINGS WE DO EVERYDAY. BUT YOU KNOW ALL WE'RE GONNA DO AND I THINK ALL EVERYBODY'S DOING IN HEALTH CARE IS TRY TO DO THE BEST WITH ALL THE CHANGES GOING ON.))
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RUNS=:12
OUT Q=changes going on.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


There are NO indications that Columbia H-C-A holdings in our area are being investigated.
Columbia- H-C-A is the nation's largest health care company, controlling seven percent of the nation's hospitals, as well as hundreds of related medical operations.
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Salem-VA


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Veteran's Administration


The Department of Veteran's Affairs has temporarily reassigned the two top men at the Salem V-A Medical Center.
Officials say Salem Director, Dr. John Presley will assume a position in Atlanta, Georgia.
Associate director, William (Della-mayter) Delamater will be stationed in Nashville, Tennessee.
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SUPER=@File;


Both men were placed on administrative leave earlier this month after V-A officials completed a preliminary investigation into what the hospital calls "issues of concern.'
Investigators aren't saying exactly what those concerns are.
The reassignments take effect March 31st and will not exceed 30 days.
Dr. Rajiv (RA-heeve Jane) Jain will remain as Salem's acting director.
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Cult-Folo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Heaven's Gate


Decades before the Heavens Gate group staged a mass suicide in California- its leader Marshall Applewhite studied to be a Presbyterian priest at a Virginia school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Officials at Richmond's Union Theological Seminary realized the man cult followers called "Do" (DOE) had been a student in 1952... but made almost NO impression.
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SOT 42:58
IN Q=There were

((HAL TODD/UNION THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY: THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE WHO KNEW HIM BUT ONE CLASS MATE DIDN'T REALLY REMEMBER HIM. OR DIDN'T REMEMBER HIM VERY WELL. SO NO, HE WAS REALLY NOT HERE VERY LONG. HE WAS PROBABLY HERE FIVE, SIX MONTHS AT THE MOST I GUESS.))
SUPER=01-Hal Todd/Union Theological Seminary;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=I guess.
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Applewhite tried to erase any memory of his earthly travels in Virginia, asking at one point to be removed from the school's alumni roster.
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Board-Training


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Education


Virginia's local school board members are now free to argue that taxpayers should pick up the bill for ANY COURSE they want to take to meet their training requirement.
That includes a course on character and morals at religous broadcaster Pat Robertson's Regent University.
A northern Virginia school board would NOT pay for one of its members take the Regent course.
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Board member Cheri (SHERRY YEK-ee) Yecke says she's concerned the board hasn't gone far enough to stop the "tyranny" of majority viewpoints on local boards.
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SOT 07:52:55
IN Q=

((CHERI YECKE/VA. BOARD OF EDUCATION: IT SURE STRUCK ME AS STRANGE THAT REGENT UNIVERSITY'S COURSE WAS--THEY WERE TOLD THEY COULD NOT ATTEND THIS PARTICULAR COURSE. NOW IF THE CASE IS THAT THEY ONLY DO ALLOW VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION COURSES TO COUNT AS CREDIT, THAN IT WOULD NOT BE SEEN AS BIAS AGAINST REGENT. BUT THE FACT THAT A VALUE JUDGMENT WAS MADE IN THE CORRESPONDENCE, SAYING THAT THIS IS NOT WORTH OUR MONEY, DID CONCERN ME.))
SUPER=01-Cheri Yecke/Va. Board of Education; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=concern me.
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VO-NAT


The board rescinded a 1989 policy that the Virginia School Boards Association should have the monopoly on training local members.
The conservative state board is dominated by Governor George Allen's appointees.
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Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=education


Some students and parents are upset over staffing changes at Bedford County's Liberty High School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./Last Night;


About one hundred people turned out for a school board meeting last night at Body Camp Elementary School.
Five people spoke out in support of chemistry teacher Tim Overstreet.
He is one of three Liberty staff members who reportedly will not be offered a teaching contract next year.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Penny Witt/Parent; :00
SUPER=01-Tabby Wood/Liberty H.S. Student; :16
SUPER=01-Karen Toms/Parent; :32
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OUT Q=students to learn.
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The school board did "not" take any action on Overstreet's contract during an executive session last night.
Superintendent John Kent says he has not met with Overstreet and could not comment on the situation.
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Nelms


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Nelms


The Republican lawmaker who got caught exposing himself in a city park is returning to private life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Suffolk Delegate Robert Nelms says he will NOT run for a fourth term.
Nelms pled GUILTY last year to indecent exposure in a Richmond park that's known for illicit sexual activity.
He still maintains he was just urinating in public.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six--Roanoke police make an arrest in an arson case,
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and as the Waltons family prepares to return to the airwaves, we'll check in to see how their museum is faring after a turbulent start.
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Melrose-Fire


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Arson


After a month long investigation, authorities have arrested a Roanoke man in connection with a fire that burned two homes.
30-year old Steven Anthony Marrs
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Month;

has been charged with arson... accused of setting this blaze in the 21-hundred block of Melrose Avenue.
No one lived there... but the flames quickly spread next door to a house that WAS occupied.
Officials say additional charges may still be filed in the coming weeks.
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Waltons-Museum


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


Virginia's best- known family "The Waltons" returns to the airwaves Sunday night, with an Easter special scheduled to air on CBS.
Steve Smallshaw reports a museum dedicated to the T-V show has bounced back from its rocky beginning.
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SUPER=01-Dee Davis-Wells/Museum Director; :37
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(( It was a decidedly un-Walton-like moment.
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((JIM HAMNER: WITHOUT MY MOTHER AND MY FATHER THIS NEVER WOULD HAVE HAPPENED. I WANT ALL OF YOU TO KNOW THAT.))
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OUT Q=to know that.


For a t-v show based on memories, this was one everyone wants to forget.
A bitter feud between Waltons creator Earl Hamner and Waltons museum director Bill Luhrs almost closed down the Nelson County landmark two years ago.
But a month into their 1997 tourist season, things are back to normal.
The museum's new director has a year's experience under her belt, and the Hamner family appears satisfied.
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SOT 3:13:11
IN Q=That's all been

((DEE DAVIS-WELLS/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THAT'S ALL BEEN TAKEN CARE OF AND WE HOPE IT'S WATER OVER THE DAM NOW. AND AS I SAY, I AM REALLY PLEASED THAT WE WERE ABLE TO WORK TOGETHER.))
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OUT Q=work together.
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SOT 3:08:44
IN Q=Well I'm not

((BECKY FOGG-CUMMINGS/WALTON'S MOUNTAIN MUSEUM: WELL, I'M NOT SURE THEY WERE PROBLEMS AS MUCH AS GROWING PAINS, AND WE HOPE THE GROWING PAINS WILL BE.. IT'S JUST LIKE A FAMILY AND THAT'S WHAT THIS TOWN IS, IS A BIG FAMILY.))
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OUT Q=a big family.
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Standup
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((So having survived its own version of "Family Feud", officials say the Walton's Mountain Museum is right back on track. It's expected to attract another 40- thousand people this year, which, in economic terms, is a big boost for Schuyler and Nelson County.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=Nelson County.


Museum profits are funneled back into programs that benefit the Schuyler community,
And like the Waltons, that makes for one big happy family again.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Nelson County.))

Habitat


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Habitat


Three low-income families in Lynchburg moved into new homes today, thanks to Habitat for Humanity and hundreds of student volunteers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


All this month, college students from across the country spent their spring break in Lynchburg.
It was all part of Habitat's "Collegiate Challenge".
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SOT 6:59:55//7:04:16
IN Q=The college students

((JOANNE ANDREWS/NEW HOMEOWNER: THE COLLEGE STUDENTS WERE GREAT. THEY WERE WONDERFUL. TO SPEND THEIR WEEK HERE WORKING ON HOMES INSTEAD OF GOING SOMEWHERE ON VACATION, THEY CAME HERE TO HELP ME BUILD MY HOUSE AND THAT MEANS A LOT TO ME.)) ((VELDA WARD/NEW HOMEOWNER: I'M JUST OVERWHELMED, JUST HAPPY TO SEE THOSE PEOPLE OUT HERE, JUST HAPPY THAT I DO HAVE A NEW HOME, AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL AND THE PEOPLE AT HABITAT ARE WONDERFUL TO WORK WITH. JUST PRAISE THE MAN UPSTAIRS FOR GIVING ME A CHANCE TO HAVE A HOME.))
SUPER=01-Joanne Andrews/New Homeowner; :00
SUPER=01-Velda Ward/New Homeowner; :15
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=to have a home.
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VO-NAT


Lynchburg's Habitat chapter has built more than 130 homes in the last eight years.
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Monty-Recycle


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Recycling


Residents of Montgomery County can forget the hassle of sorting paper, plastic and cans--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Now the Recycling Center will do it for you.
A new 48-thousand square foot facility in Christiansburg can process and sort 80 tons of recyclable materials a day.
Officials cut the red ribbon and began putting the plant to use this afternoon.
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SOT 00:41:22
IN Q=Montgomery County

((RANDALL BOWLING/MONTGOMERY CO. SOLID WASTE AUTHORITY: MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LEADER ACROSS THE STATE IN RECYCLING AND WE'RE VERY PLEASED TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST LOCALITIES IN THE STATE TO HAVE A FACILITY SUCH AS THIS, A STATE OF THE ART FACILITY.))
SUPER=01-Randall Bowling/Montgomery Co. Solid Waste Auth.;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=state of the art facility.
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A month's worth of recycling at the plant saves two days' space in a landfill-- SPACE authorities say is extremely valuable.
The plant will serve recycling programs in Christiansburg, Blacksburg, Virginia Tech and Montgomery County.
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Tease#2

SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


On Wall Street today, the stock market was closed for Good Friday.
Still to come on the broadcast, the General Assembly remembers Mister Fitness,
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VO-NAT


and we'll see how one woman's cross country crusade came to an end today in Salem.
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Closed Captioning

Rollerblade


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=NONE


A long and tiring journey for a good cause ended in Salem today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Laura Clark crossed the country to raise awareness about child abuse.
AND she did it on ROLLERBLADES.
The 25-year old Alaskan says doing "something crazy" gets people's attention- but her real focus is on the young victims of abuse.
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SOT 5:27:37
IN Q=They've been through

((LAURA CLARK/ROLLERBLADER: THEY'VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT OF NEGATIVE THINGS BUT WHEN THEY HEAR FUN STORIES AND INTERESTING STORIES LIKE THE SKATING THING IT KIND-OF BREAKS DOWN THEIR BARRIERS AND THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Laura Clark/Rollerblader
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=talk about things.
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Clark says she was a victim of child abuse and part of the healing process is showing kids that things can get better.
She started her trek January fourth in Los Angeles-- and after crossing the Rocky Mountains and most of the South, she ended her journey in the Roanoke Valley today.
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Levin


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Levin


Artie Levin was a lifelong advocate of physical fitness, and a tireless supporter of the Roanoke Valley.
Today, local lawmakers honored the memory of the man, fondly known as "Mr. Fitness."
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Artie Levin's exercise programs aired on Roanoke television for more than 25 years.
In January, the General Assembly paid tribute to Levin,
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

and today Delegate Vic Thomas presented a memorial resolution to Levin's daughter.
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SOT
IN Q=It's particularly meaningful

((CINDY LEVIN GOLDSTEIN: IT'S PARTICULARLY MEANINGFUL. I THINK MY FATHER AT THIS POINT IS SMILING DOWN. HE REALLY FELT VERY COMMITTED TO THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND IT'S ALWAYS A WONDERFUL THING TO RECOGNIZE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTOOD HOW MUCH THE COMMUNITY HAD MEANT TO YOU. AND THAT IS WHAT THIS MEANS TO OUR FAMILY.))
SUPER=01-Cindy Levin Goldstein/Artie Levin's Daughter;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=to our family.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Memorabilia from Levin's years as a flight instructor and fitness expert has been donated to the Virginia Museum of Transportation.
And friends are now organizing an annual weekend of fitness activities in his honor.

Sports Tease


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


Tonight on News 7 sports, March Madness is nearing a close for both the men and women in Division One.
A number of Cup drivers were doing their homework today at Martinsville,
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And the final weekend of the Express's regular season is here.
Steve Mason hits the ice with this week's edition on Roundhouse Wrapup, right after this.
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S-Awards


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
SS=final four


The college basketball season is nearing its end, and that traditionally means means time for the biggest post season honors to be handed out.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-NCAA; :00


Earlier today Wake Forest's Tim Duncan was named the Associated Press's college player of the year. He also is a unanimous all-american.
And Minnesota head coach Clem Haskins, who has the Gophers in their first

Final Four, was named the A.P.'s coach of the year.
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S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


Haskins probably gets least publicity of the Final Four coaches in this year's semi-finals.
But he is a no-nonsense man, who insists his players adhere to high standards.
Here's what he had to say earlier today not about Kentucky, but about athletes in general.
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((CLEM HASKINS/MINNESOTA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Clem Haskins/Minnesota Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...BELIEVE IN THAT."
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PINNACLE PAGE
Don't forget you catch both of tomorrow's great games right here on WDBJ-7 starting at 4pm with the pregame show.
Then it's Carolina-Arizona and Kentucky-Minnesota.
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S-Women


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH; :00


While the men are resting up for tomorrow, the women take center stage tonight in Cincinnati with their national semi-finals.
The first game of the night has Old Dominion taking on Stanford. The Lady Monarchs handed Stanford its only loss back on December 17th.
The nightcap has Notre Battling the Tennessee Vols.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-1
GRAPHIC=Express/Raleigh


For the Express, a third place finish in the East depends on how the final
games of the regular season unfold for both Roanoke SS=Round House Wrap Up

Full Screen/Pinnacle and Richmond.
That chess match begins tonight and it is one of several topics in this week's Round House Wrap up with Steve Mason.
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((class was in session at the Round House this week as Express play by play announcer Mitch Peacock instructed local elementary students on the finer points of hockey. ((MITCH PEACOCK:))
Over the weekend; Anzalone's chemistry experiment put Duane Harmer on the first power play line with Chris Lipsett. A move that generated 5 points in two games. Harmer's maneuvering into the role Michael Smith left behind has been instrumental in three wins and zero losses in 13 days. ((DUANE HARMER:))
Roanoke and Richmond are tied for third, each has three game remaining. ((DAVE STEWART:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((FRANK ANZALONE:))
Jeff Cowan most likely won't be on the playoff roster, either will Wayne Strachan, even though Manitoba's playoff chances are dwindling. Eric Landry?)) ((FRANK:)) ((STEVE MASON:))

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S-NASCAR


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=MARTINSVILLE


The Winston Cup cars are off this weekend before heading to Texas next week.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00


A number of drivers have spent part of this off-week in Martinsville preparing for the April 20th Goody's Headache Powder 500.
Today six cars dodged a few rain showers to give the track a workout, with Bill Elliott leading the way.
Despite all of his success, Elliott has never won at Martinsville.
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IN Q=BITE

((BILL ELLIOTT/MCDONALDS FORD DRIVER:)) ((RICKY CRAVEN/BUD CHEVY DRIVER:))
SUPER=01-Bill Elliott/McDonalds Ford Driver; :00
SUPER=01-Ricky Craven/Budweiser Chevy Driver; :19
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OUT Q=...same reason."
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