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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@ROBIN1;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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(( TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME...I CAN SEE ONE MISTAKE, EVEN THOUGH IT'S HURT AND IT COST US A LOVED ONE. BUT TO DO IT AGAIN? THAT'S VERY HARD. A FAMILY STRUGGLES WITH THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE, AS THE DRUNK DRIVER CHARGED IN HIS DEATH GETS A SECOND D-U-I WHILE FREE ON BOND. IT'S BEING CALLED A VICTORY FOR LOCAL TELEVISION STATIONS AND A SETBACK FOR CABLE, AS THE SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS THE "MUST-CARRY" LAW. ))
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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 MONDAY, March 31ST, our Top Story
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VO-NAT

At least 80 acres are charred in a brush fire near Dragon's Tooth in Roanoke County-- as Foresters battle the blazes and high winds.
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p-brush-fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=news-7 pt


Good evening, this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC. I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=brush fire


A campfire may have started the blaze on the Roanoke County- Craig County line.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Firefighters say a fire line is in place and they are trying to let the fire burn itself out.
The Forest service and Volunteers are using hand tools and a bulldozer to contain the fire.
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SOT 7:59:48
IN Q=AT THIS

((DAVID OLSON/US FOREST SERVICE: AT THIS POINT, THINGS ARE LOOKING RELATIVELY GOOD, WITH AND EDGE OF CAUTION WITH THE WINDS THAT ARE PREDICTED FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW.))
SUPER=01-David Olson/U.S. Forest Service; :
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=TOMORROW
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VO-NAT


Cold temperatures are keeping the fire from being overly aggressive, but the bitter wind chill is slowing down firefighters.
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SOT 8:00:13
IN Q=THEY WILL

((DAVID OLSON: THEY WILL PICK UP LEAVES THAT ARE HOT, AND THEY WILL THROW THEM ACROSS THE FIRE LINE, AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS YOU GET A NEW FIRE IN A PLACE WHERE THERE CURRENTLY IS NO CONTROL LINE, AND YOU HAVE THE ISSUE OF LOSING THE FIRE LINE. SOME OF THEM DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, WHEN THEY GOT UP THERE-- so people aren't exactly dressed for the weather? SOME PROBABLY AREN'T. ME FOR ONE, I WASN'T DRESSED FOR THIS KIND OF WEATHER ))
SUPER=01-Bob Boardwine/Forest Service; :15
RUNS=:27
OUT Q=weather
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VO-NAT


David Olson says as temperatures warm up tomorrow, the fire may become more dangerous-- but for now, no houses are threatened.
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P-Chaffin


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=drunk driving


A Montgomery County judge convicted 23 year-old Timothy Scott (chay-finn) Chaffin of driving under the influence, and sent an involuntary manslaughter charge to the grand jury.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Chaffin was escorted to jail after the judge also revoked his bond.
Judge Tommy Frith says Chaffin needed to be locked up and off the road, since he got another D-U-I in Floyd County March 15th.
In January, Chaffin crossed the center line and struck 27 year old Steve Burton's car head-on.
Burton was killed instantly.
His family praised the judge's decision to revoke Chaffin's bond.
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SOT 12:32:00
IN Q=

((LISA HATCHER/STEVE BURTON'S SISTER: YOU TRY TO HAVE COMPASSION BECAUSE YOU KNOW MISTAKES ARE MADE. AND THEN WHEN YOU DON'T SEE REMORSE, AND WHEN YOU HEAR THE EVENTS OF HOW THE SECOND D-U-I HAPPENED, IT'S HARD NOT TO BE FURIOUS. ))
SUPER=01-Lisa Hatcher/Steve Burton's Sister;
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=to be furious.
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VO-NAT


After the fatal January crash on Pepper's Ferry Road, Chaffin's blood alcohol content was point-one-nine, more than twice the legal limit.
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p-must-Carry


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SOT 45:06
IN Q=we are trying
SUPER=01-Jim Shaver/WDBJ Vice President News & Prog.;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=succeeding with it.
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***connie audio on cart**
News-7 Primetime's outlook here on WEFC could be improving, thanks to today's Supreme Court ruling UPHOLDING the 1992 must carry law.
It requires cable operators to carry the signals of local stations in their market.
A spokesman for Cox Communications says even if Must Carry was killed, they would still air local broadcasts.
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SOT 597- 58:18
IN Q=there shouldn't be a change
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Communications;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=for the viewing audience.
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VO-NAT


But in some areas, the ruling does eliminate the pressure to drop local stations with smaller audiences in favor of more popular cable offerings.
For many small broadcasters, the ruling brings some peace of mind.
The station manager for WEFC said if Must Carry failed... "It would have put us at the mercy of the cable systems, It could have been pretty detrimental to our operation here."
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=supreme court


Despite the ruling, many questions are still being raised-- including whether direct satellite broadcasters have to follow the same Must Carry rule as cable?
If the FCC says yes, it could delay efforts to put local stations on satellite t-v...and that's welcome news to the Cable industry.

P-OK-Trial


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#ndt-d
GRAPHIC=ok trial


Jury selection resumes tomorrow in the bombing trial of Timothy McVeigh.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Pat Lopez - Courtroom Artist; Only six potential jurors were

brought in for screening today-- out of a pool of several hundred.
In the audience, was Roy Sells, whose wife Lee, a legal secretary, died in the explosion.
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SOT 20:02:35
IN Q=Hon I miss you

((HON I MISS YOU MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WHOLE WORLD. ))
RUNS=:02 QUICK!
OUT Q=whole world
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK; :


In Oklahoma City, survivors and family members of victims watched the trial in an auditorium, where a special closed-circuit t-v linked them to the courtroom.
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SOT 20:01:47
IN Q=I know these

((BARBARA ANN MURCHISON-PAGE/SURVIVOR: I KNOW THESE PROSECUTORS, WE'RE GOING TO WIN IT WITH GOD'S HELP, ))
SUPER=01-Barbara Murchison-Page/Survivor; :QUICK!!
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=God's help.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Attorneys asked prospective panelists a wide range of questions-- ranging from their emotions after the bombing, to their feelings about the O.J. Simpson case.
Jury selection could take up to a month.

P-Mass-Suicide


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#NET-E
GRAPHIC=HEAVEN'S GATE


Investigators have located the families of all but two of the 39 Heaven's Gate members who committed suicide last week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Diego; :


Also today, a San Diego County official said there's no evidence other Heaven's Gate members somewhere are planning to commit suicide.
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SOT 18:05:13
IN Q=We have

((LT. GERALD LIPSCOMB/ SAN DIEGO CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: WE HAVE NOTHING, ABSOLUTELY NOTHING IN OUR DOCUMENTATION THAT WE'VE REVIEWED AT THIS POINT, OR ANY INFORMATION FROM PAST MEMBERS OF HEAVEN'S GATE THAT WOULD INDICATE THAT THIS IS NOTHING BUT THE SOLE GROUP.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Gerald Lipscomb/San Diego Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=six weeks ago.
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VO-NAT


The Sheriff's Department is now looking at data stored on computers found at the home were the suicide occurred.
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P-Sandoe


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Heaven's Gate


Meantime, in Southwest Virginia-- family and friends of a young man from Abingdon are trying to come to terms with his death.
Michael Sandoe (SAN-doe) was the youngest of the 39 cult members.
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VO-NAT


Sandoe was a 1989 graduate of Abingdon High School, class president, and a member of the Key Club.
By all accounts, he was a popular student who was active in the community.
Members of his family have declined comment, but friends say they were surprised to hear of his involvement with the Heaven's Gate cult, and saddened by the news of his death.
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IN Q=I've known him since

((CHRIS HOLMES/FAMILY FRIEND: I'VE KNOWN HIS SINCE HE WAS A YOUNG CHILD AND THIS IS A SHOCK TO ME BECAUSE I DIDN'T KNOW HE WAS INVOLVED IN THIS.)) ((WE JUST LIVE WITHIN HOLLERIN DISTANCE OF EACH OTHER, SO THIS HAS REALLY UPSET ME TODAY. IT SURE HAS.))
SUPER=01-Chris Holmes/Family Friend;
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OUT Q=involved in this
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=Heaven's Gate


Michael Sandoe was 26 years old.
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Cable Television's Monday Night Nitro makes a stop in Roanoke... Mike fills
us in on a Virginia connection... (----------------)
VO-NAT


Also tonight on news-7 primetime-- As Robin mentioned...windy was the word of the day....toppling trees and downing powerlines.
Stay close.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-Abortion-Ads


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-10
GRAPHIC=Abortion


The Virginia Society for Human Life has started running anti- abortion ads on many television stations throughout the state.
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VO-NAT


The group received enough private contributions recently to pay for about 16- thousand dollars worth of ads.
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(("YOU ARE LOOKING AT A PICTURE OF A LIVING UNBORN CHILD 10 WEEKS AFTER CONCEPTION."))
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IN Q=Studies show

((FIONA GIVENS/VA. SOCIETY FOR HUMAN LIFE: STUDIES SHOW, STATISTICS SHOW THAT ONCE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT IT IS ACTUALLY A LIVING HUMAN BEING ONE IS DESTROYING IN ABORTION, THEN PEOPLE BECOME AT LEAST AMBIVALENT. THEY'RE NOT QUITE AS READY TO DO THAT. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY HAVE BROUGHT US FORWARD IN AMAZING WAYS SINCE ROE VERSUS WADE.))
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((GRACE SPARKS/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WHAT'S MISSING IN THIS IS ANY REALIZATION OR ANY ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE REALITIES OF WOMEN'S LIVES. THAT WOMEN DON'T MAKE THESE DECISIONS CASUALLY, THAT THEY'RE DIFFICULT DECISIONS. WOMEN ARE FULLY AWARE OF WHAT THEY'RE DOING WHEN THEY'RE CHOOSING TO HAVE AN ABORTION. IT'S NOT A DECISION THAT WOMEN COME TO LIGHTLY AND IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT THEY THINK ABOUT IN A FRIVOLOUS WAY.))
SUPER=01-Fiona Givens/Va. Society for Human Life; :05
SUPER=01-Grace Sparks/Va. Planned Parenthood; :25
RUNS=:43
OUT Q=frivolous way.
TALENT=Connie
SS=Abortion


The next battleground on both the state and federal level is a ban on so-called partial birth abortions.

P-Green


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=green


The son of Franklin County Breeder, Valary Green, says HE's the rightful owner of the more than one-hundred dogs and cats seized from his mother's property.
Valary Green was found guilty of neglect...
Members of the Franklin County Humane Society received a letter from her son demanding HIS animals back.
Despite the new claim, the group is forging ahead with the adoption process.
All but two dozen cats formerly owned by Valery Green have been given new permanent homes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Feline adoptions are still underway at the Brambleton Veterinary Hospital in Roanoke County.
Members of the Franklin County Humane Society say the cats are skittish around humans... but that could change with some love and affection.
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SOT 4:19:18
IN Q=They will

((TAMMY JAVIER/FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY: THEY WILL BE A LITTLE HARDER BECAUSE OF THE SOCIALIZATION PROBLEMS. WE NEED SPECIAL HOMES AND WE'D LIKE TO SEE ALL OF THESE CATS BE INSIDE CATS... TOTALLY INSIDE. ))
SUPER=01-Tammy Javier/Franklin Co. Humane Society;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=totally inside



P-Bunting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-08
GRAPHIC=VMI


After a long fight to be admitted to the school, female keydets at the Virginia Military Institute will have to soon fight -- each other.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


VMI Superintendent Josiah Bunting told Richmond's Kiwanis Club today that female cadets would be doing everything the boys do-- even boxing.
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SOT
IN Q=You can

((GEN. JOSIAH BUNTING/VMI SUPERINTENDENT: YOU CAN TRAIN AS AN AMATEUR FAIRLY SUCCESSFULLY, FAIR QUICKLY, BEFORE YOU GET IN THE RING. AND PROVIDED YOU'RE MATCHED AGAINST OPPONENTS OF ABOUT THE SAME SIZE AND TRAINING, IT'S UNLIKELY THAT EITHER ONE OF YOU IS GOING TO DO DAMAGE TO THE OTHER ONE.))
SUPER=01-Gen. Josiah Bunting/VMI Superintendent;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=other one.
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VO-NAT


Cadets will only box with their own gender, just like at the Naval Academy.
Bunting says boxing teaches one to be wary, appreciative and understanding of one's opponent.
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TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


48 girls have applied for 25 to 30 spaces in this fall's VMI class.
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P-Wind


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=NONE


March is going OUT like a lion...today's wind caused some power problems in one southwest Roanoke County neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


In the 35- hundred block of Forester Road, a strong gust of wind uprooted a tree and planted it on the roof of this car around one o'clock.
No one was hurt... but the tree pulled down electrical wires and eventually ripped a utility pole out of the ground.
American Electric Power customers were without power for several hours.
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SUPER=331-Wind Advisory/NW-Gusty/28-32/Continued Windy/Partly Sunny/55-59;
SUPER=332-Wind Advisory/Wind NW-35/26-29/Sunny/And Windy/50-53;
SUPER=333-Wind Advisory/NW-High Gusts/30-32/Partly Sunny/Still Windy/54-56;
SUPER=334-Wind Advisory/Wind NW-35/20-24/Sunny/And Windy/50-54;
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p-sharks


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-f
GRAPHIC=NONE
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


Coming up--
You're not afraid of sharks are you?
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VO-NAT


You don't want these guys baring their teeth at you.
It's all part of our Video of the Day-- coming up on News 7 PRIMETIME, right here on WEFC.
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ANCHOR=Connie


Coming up--
You're not afraid of sharks are you?
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VO-NAT


You don't want these guys baring their teeth at you.
It's all part of our Video of the Day-- coming up on News 7 PRIMETIME, right here on WEFC.
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cc sponsor go to break

P-Shigella


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=H/C BUG


We've been telling you about the cases of dysentery reported in the Bedford Health District--
Roanoke City is having problems, too.
In February, 11 cases of shigella-- a bacterial disease causing diarrhea-- were reported.
And now this month, there are another 14 cases recorded.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


In addition to stomach upset, and cramping, shigella can cause a fever and headache.
Health officials stress the importance of good handwashing, using soap in curbing the spread of this disease.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Also for the month of March, both Botetourt and Craig Counties are each reporting one case of shigella.

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 top video comes from London, the site of a new aquarium-- one of Europe's largest.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-London; :


The multi-level aquarium holds more than 600-thousand gallons of water.. and over 350 species of fish.
The six sharks delivered from Miami are the aquarium's biggest attraction.
Investors have put about 37-million dollars into the aquarium-- it has 41 exhibition tanks over three floors.
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SOT 20:16:21
IN Q=We know that

(( WE KNOW THAT COMMERCIAL AQUARIA ARE SUCCESSFUL - PEOPLE LIKE TO COME AND SEE THEM. IT'S ABOUT TIME WE HAD AN AQUARIUM THAT DID A LOT MORE THAN THAT, AND ACTUALLY WAS MAKING A REAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT, RATHER THAN JUST BEING A CONSUMER OF AQUATIC RESOURCES ))
SUPER=75-Dr. Heather Hall/London Zoo; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=aquatic resources.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Fukaya, Japan; :


But maybe you'd rather take to the outdoors, for the video of the day--
Check out this maze some Japanese farmers created out of sunflowers.
The maze is two-and a half miles long, with over 30-thousand sunflowers, they're used for seed and oil....and have drawn about 100-thousand visitors so far.
The farmers say it's just the beginning-- they're envisoning an agriculture theme park-- so city people can learn more about gardening.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC, Shuler and the Saints make a deal, the ECHL playoffs are ready to roll, but the top scorer in the league won't be rolling with them.
Also, tomorrow is opening day in the Major Leagues. We'll hear from Paul Molitor.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/TNT; :00


But first this is a huge night for Rasslin' fans in the Star City.
The Roanoke Civic Center is sold old tonight for the World CHampionship Wrestling's Monday Night Nitro.
Tonight is a homecoming of sorts for play by play man Tony Schiavone, who grew up Craigsville.
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SOT
IN Q="We've been...

((TONY SCHIAVONE/WCW ANNOUNCER:))
SUPER=01-Tony Schiavone/WCW Announcer; :00
RUNS=:35
OUT Q=...name for myself."
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VO-NAT con't


Schiavone has made such a named for himself, everybody became his best friend this week looking for tickets.
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SOT
IN Q="My sister...

((TONY SCHIAVONE:))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=...TICKETS.
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VO-NAT CON'T


Unfortunately, he only got 6, and Roy Stanley took all of those.
Now let's check tonight's abbreviated scoreboard on this light night.
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GO TO SCORES
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SUPER=0103-/Florida/3//Pittsburgh/4/3///Dallas/0//Edmonton/0/1//;
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0098-/Arizona/33//Kentucky/32/H/NCAA Championship/////;
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oc=...LAST SCORE
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SP-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=MLB


The 1997 Major League baseball season opens tomorrow across the country with 24 teams taking part in a dozen games at various parks.
One of those openers tomorrow is in
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Minneapolis;:00


Minneapolis, where the Twins host the Detroit Tigers.
This will be a homecoming game and season for new Twins catcher Terry Steinbach.
It will also be another special day for veteran Paul Molitor, the Twins designated hitter.
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SOT
IN Q="I HAVE BEEN

((PAUL MOLITOR/TWINS DESIGNATED HITTER:))
SUPER=01-Paul Molitor/Twins Designated Hitter; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...BALL PARK."
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD MLB


This is an historic season for the big leagues with the start of interleague play.
But that will not begin until June.

Sp-Coaches


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=final four


While the NCAA championship game is taking place tonight with Arizona battling Kentucky, a number of new coaches are settling into their new jobs around the country.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Fairfax; :00


Over the weekend former UVa assistant Jim Larranaga was named head coach at George Mason. He leaves Bowling Green to return to the state. Today he was checking out the Mason campus.
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SOT
IN Q="I have...

((JIM LARRANAGA/NEW GEORGE MASON HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Jim Larranaga/New George Mason Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...PRACTICE FUN."
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=03-New York/1995; :00


And the Virginia Tech basketball coaching staff is complete.
Tomorrow Bobby Hussey officially takes over for Bill Foster, and today he announced that he has named Dean Keener, Chris Ferguson, and Scott Davis as his assistants. All three were together on the Tech staff in 1995 when Tech won the NIT championship.
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SP-Shuler


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=SAINTS


The New Orleans Saints and free agent quarterback Heath Shuler have agreed to a four year contract.
And that is good news for Washington fans.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Washington DC; :00


Not only are they getting rid of an unproductive player and a big salary, the Redskins have to be compensated for Shuler's departure.
The Skins want a first or second round pick in this coming April's draft and right now the two sides are fighting over just what the compensation for Shuler will be.
Mike Ditka has guaranteed the Shuler will get a shot to earn the starting job.
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SP-ECHL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6=27
GRAPHIC=ECHL


The ECHL playoffs are set to open this week and for Roanoke that means a first round matchup with divisional rival Hampton Roads.
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The best of five series begins on Wednesday night at the Scope in Norfolk and game two will also be in Tidewater on Friday night.
The series then shifts to Roanoke on Saturday night for game three.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-1996-97 Season; :00


Today the league cracked the whip on best team in the league during the regular season, the South Carolina Stingrays.
Ed Courtenay's, the league's top scorer this year was suspended for 25 games today for deliberately hitting a player in the face with the heel of his stick.
The incident happened last Thursday against Knoxville.
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


That's all for us-- but for more news later tonight--
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dissolve to boards check out NEWS-7 over on WDBJ-7..here's what we're working on...
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Brush Fire Update


The latest on the brush fire near the Dragon's Tooth hiking trail in Roanoke County.
SUPER=77-Fantasy Baseball;


Plus millions of Americans are playing Fantasy Baseball... you draft your own teams of major leaguers, and compete based on statistics...
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Jean Jadhon will be along over on WDBJ-7...after the men's college basketball goodnight. championship game. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow,