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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=@ROBIN1;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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VO-NAT


Tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime...
Cleanup efforts are underway near the Dragon's Tooth hiking trail...now that a brush fire is contained.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT


If you earn tips on the job, last fall's minimum wage increase does NOT apply to you.
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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 Tuesday, April First, our Top Story
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VO-NAT


Both the victim and the defendant in a fatal alcohol-related crash show blood alcohol levels beyond the legal limit.
Scotty Chaffin's family wants more investigation.
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P-Chaffin


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-09
SS=n7pt


Good Evening, you're watching News-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens.
SS=drunk driving

A Montgomery County judge convicted Chaffin of driving under the influence, yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Yesterday;


The 23 year- old father of two is still awaiting trial for involuntary manslaughter in the death of 27 year- old Steve Burton.
Chaffin's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit of
point-oh-eightSUPER=03-Montgomery Co./January 23; three hours after the

January 23rd crash.
But Burton also tested above the limit, at point one-oh.
Chaffin's wife believes her husband may be taking the fall for something for which he may not have been fully to blame.
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SOT 5:02:59
IN Q=

((MISSY CHAFFIN/SCOTTY CHAFFIN'S WIFE: NOBODY SEEN THE ACCIDENT SO NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED. BUT SEE, I WOULD SAY THAT SCOTTY WAS NOT ALL AT FAULT FOR THIS, BECAUSE IF EITHER ONE OF THEM HADN'T OF BEEN DRINKING IT WOULDN'T HAVE HAPPENED.))
SUPER=01-Missy Chaffin/Scotty Chaffin's Wife;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=wouldn't have happened.
TALENT=Connie
SS=HOLD


Montgomery County prosecutor Phil Keith says the crash was thoroughly investigated, and the evidence is clear that Chaffin crossed the center line into Burton's lane.

P-Rosser


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=sly
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The daughter of murder victim Bernard Rosser is reportedly convinced her father was killed by someone other than his eight year old stepson.
Published reports say 32 year old Sherry Rosser of Petersburg believes
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VO-NAT

her father was struck twice in the head by an intruder in the family's Pittsylvania County home.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December 1996


Authorities have charged Rosser's young stepson with the crime.
The boy is now staying with family out of state.
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Talent=Connie
SS=HOLD Murder Investigation


Sherry Rosser is quoted as saying she's convinced someone else killed her father following conversations related to the case and after walking through the Rosser home.

P-OK-Trial


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


Jury selection in the Oklahoma City bombing trial is moving slowly.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Pat Lopez - Courtroom Artist;


Only 12 people have been interviewed so far.
All but one have said they would be willing to recommend execution for whoever killed 168 people two years ago.
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P-Brush-Fire


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#edit of 597-18/net-e
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Craig Co.;


Calmer winds have CALMED fears that a small brush fire along the Craig-Roanoke County line will spread.
Some isolated gusts did prompt small patches of flames to re-appear.
But the U-S Forest Service considers the fire contained, and a crew of 40 is staying in the area.
Right now firefighters are trying to wrap up the tedious process of getting rid of hot spots on the forest floor.
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SOT 13:01:07
IN Q=We've been

((DEAN KELLEY/FIREFIGHTER: WE'VE BEEN DOING A LITTLE MOP UP WORK ABOUT 50 TO 100 FEET IN, ANYTHING STILL BURNING, OR PUTTING OUT ANY FLAMES OR ANYTHING. BASICALLY PATROLLING THIS LINE BECAUSE WE GOT A LOT OF UNBURNED FUEL IN THIS AREA.))
SUPER=01-Dean Kelley/Firefighter;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=in this area.
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VO-NAT


The Forest Service estimates anywhere from 80 to one-hundred acres of national forest suffered what's described as "surface burn".
The fire began yesterday near a popular hiking spot called "Dragon's Tooth".
The blaze did not cause any major injuries, and there are no reports of any property damage.
Investigators believe a campfire started it all.
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P-Minimum-Wage


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=Minimum Wage


If you work for tips in a restaurant or bar... Attorney General Jim Gilmore's NOT doing you any favors in your future paychecks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Gilmore's finally issued a legal opinion on how last October's minimum wage increase affects Virginia's "tipped workers."
Gilmore says they will stay at four-25 an hour, where the federal law froze them when it upped other workers' wages to four-75 an hour.
And that four-25 can include tips... making the actual paid wage from the employer much lower.
The opinion is good news for restaurant owners.
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P-AEP


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=AEP


The power to chose your electric company could be on the horizon.
American Electric Power has filed a report with the State Corporation Commission examining de-regulation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At this point A-E-P officials are viewing competition as a good thing... both for the company and its customers.
But they say it's still too early to tell how de-regulation might affect individual electric bills.
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SOT 14:34:50
IN Q=Being able

((BARRY THOMAS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: BEING ABLE TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MARKET FORCES AND COMPETITION WILL SET PRICES FOR THE FUTURE... CERTAINLY WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE THAT OUT... BUT WE REALLY DON'T KNOW AT THIS TIME. ))
SUPER=01-Barry Thomas/American Electric Power;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=at this time
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The S-C-C is expected to submit a rough draft of the de-regulatory process during the next legislative session.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SUPER=x5040; Primetime Tease Load
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Welfare Reform has been given high praise throughout the state, but now some charities are feeling draining effects.
Also tonight on NEWS-7 Primetime...
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VO-NAT


This is no April Fool's Day joke--as a fierce winter storm dumps FEET of snow in the Northeast.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-L'burg-Registrar


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


Former voter registrars in Lynchburg are going to court.
They say they lost their jobs because of political reasons.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/File Tape;


Inez (IN-ez) Sales and Debra Miller served under former registrar Linda Arnold, who was ousted in March of 1995 by the city's Republican- controlled electoral board.
Arnold, who is a Democrat, sued the board, claiming she was fired purely for political reasons, which is illegal in Virginia.
She won a 300- thousand dollar settlement after agreeing not to seek re- instatement.
But now Arnold's two assistants are suing for 300- thousand dollars each, AND they want their jobs back.
The case got underway today in U-S District Court in Lynchburg.
It's expected to last through Friday.
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P-Welfare-Reform


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-07
GRAPHIC=welfare in va


As welfare reform continues to take hold across Virginia, former recipients whose benefits have been cut are putting a strain on local charities.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


At Bedford Christian Ministries, the all- volunteer staff provides food, clothes and emergency financial assistance to those who need it.
They're seeing an increase in the number of former welfare recipients who are not quite self- sufficient.
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SOT 00:22:33
IN Q=Although they

((JAMES KNAP/BEDFORD CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES: ALTHOUGH THEY MAY NOT NEED MORE, THEY DON'T NEED LESS, YET. UNTIL THE BOOTSTRAPS PULL THEM UP AND THEY'RE REALLY IN A SITUATION WHERE THEY ARE TOTALLY SELF-SUPPORTING OR SELF- SUPPORTING WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE PROGRAM.))
SUPER=01-James Knap/Bedford Christian Ministries; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=of the program.
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VO-NAT


Knap says his organization needs more volunteers, money and food to continue meeting the needs of the community.
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P-DMV


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=dmv


A 20- million dollar computer system will make a real difference to 31- thousand Virginians a day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


That's how many people transact business with the Department of Motor Vehicles each day.
The DMV is replacing its 15- year old computer system.
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SOT 02:52:54
IN Q=Certainly

((RICHARD HOLCOMB/DMV COMMISSIONER: CERTAINLY TO YOUR VIEWERS THERE'S NOTHING MORE FRUSTRATING THAN TO GO INTO THE ROANOKE OFFICE AND BE TOLD THAT THE COMPUTERS ARE DOWN. BECAUSE THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO WAY THAT WE CAN SERVE THEM WHEN THAT'S THE CASE. ALSO, IT'S GONNA MAKE THE TRANSACTIONS FASTER BY ABOUT 25- PERCENT.))
SUPER=01-Richard Holcomb/DMV Commissioner;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=25-percent.
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VO-NAT


A contract with a California firm was signed today.
All 81 DMV branches should have the new system by late next year.
Officials say it will reduce the time the computers are down from three percent to below one percent.
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P-Norris


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


Martial Arts expert Chuck Norris was in the Commonwealth today--but it wasn't for a role in a new movie or to shoot an episode of "Walker, Texas Ranger".
Instead he was in court-- to settle a lawsuit concerning two martial arts studios bearing his name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-CBS;


Norris wanted to void a licensing agreement with the Chuck Norris Karate Studios in Virginia Beach and Norfolk because he says the business smeared his reputation by discriminating against black people.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Lawyers reached a settlement behind closed doors in a Norfolk courtroom... just as a jury trial was scheduled to get underway.
The terms of the settlement were not released.
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P-Snow


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=winter wx


The Northeast is covered in snow-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston;


This is Mother Nature's April Fools joke on the Northeast- a spring storm that dumped up to three feet of snow.
The Nor-Easter moved in yesterday-
Today it was back-breaking work for people trying to get to work.
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SOT 14:03:25
IN Q=

((IT'S HEAVY. A LOT OF SNOW AND WHO KNOWS IT'S NEVER PROBABLY GONNA STOP NOW.))
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=gonna stop now."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nashua, NH;


Farther north in New Hampshire about two feet of snow fell.
Thousands are still without power.
SUPER=03-Chester Co., PA;


In Southeastern Pennsylvania, 15 inches of snow stranded vehicles.
Opening day of baseball season
SUPER=03-Baltimore;

was called off in Baltimore- because of heavy rain and cold temperatures.
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p-fools


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net-g
GRAPHIC=NONE
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(ad lib with Robin)


THere's more News-7 Primetime-- coming up--
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VO-NAT


We'll head to Salem Memorial Field-- where about 200-people headed out, in search of their 15 minutes of fame.
But instead of celebrity-- they ended up with just a reddening dose of embarrassment.
It's coming up-- right here on WEFC.
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cc sponsor go to break RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


THere's more News-7 Primetime-- coming up--
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VO-NAT


We'll head to Salem Memorial Field-- where about 200-people headed out, in search of their 15 minutes of fame.
But instead of celebrity-- they ended up with just a reddening dose of embarrassment.
It's coming up-- right here on WEFC.
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cc sponsor go to break

P-Alcohol


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-05
GRAPHIC=alcohol abuse


Doctors may be able to help problem drinkers who aren't true alcoholics.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO; :


A new study finds drinkers often cut back-- by up to 30-percent-- if their doctors counsel them about the health risks of heavy drinking.
Just what classifies a person as a "problem drinker?"--
For MEN, it's those who consume more than 14 drinks a week.
Or for a WOMAN, those who consume more than 11 drinks per week.
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SOT 16:48:25
IN Q=It's at least

((DR. MICHAEL FLEMING/UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN RESEARCHER: IT'S AT LEAST IMPORTANT FOR PHYSICIANS TO IDENTIFY PROBLEM DRINKERS AS ALCOHOLICS. AND IF YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE WHO ARE KILLED ON OUR HIGHWAYS BY DRUNK DRIVERS MOST OF THOSE DRUNK DRIVERS ARE NOT ALCOHOLICS. THEY'RE PROBLEM DRINKERS.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Michael Fleming/Univ. of Wisconsin; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=problem drinkers.
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VO-NAT


The study is reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
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P-Liquor-Ads


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=liquor ads


President Clinton wants the liquor industry to keep away from TV.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-TV Commercial; :


The industry recently decided to abandon it's 50-year-voluntary ban against advertising on television.
Clinton is asking the Federal Communications Commission to look into
banning hard liquor ads, and SUPER=@File; :

also wants the agency to study the impact of renewed advertising on underage drinking.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:08:53
IN Q=At a minimum there

((AT A MINIMUM, THERE SHOULD BE NO BACKSLIDING. LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE. IF THE EVIDENCE IS AS I SUSPECT IT WILL BE, THAT A GREAT DEAL OF PROBLEMS IS CAUSED BY HARD LIQUOR INGESTION ALREADY BY YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADVERTISING WILL CAUSE IT TO BE WORSE, THEN I THINK THE FCC HAS GROUNDS TO ACT. ))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=grounds to act.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


In response, the Distilled Spirits Council says liquor is no worse than beer or wine-- and billions of dollars worth of beer ads have aired during President Clinton's term without him saying a word.

P-Cig-Ads


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=cigarette ads


It was also on this day-- April First, but 27 years ago in 1970,...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-April 1, 1970; :

that President Nixon signed a bill that outlawed cigarette advertising on radio and television.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:26:46
IN Q=Winston NAT SOUND

((WINSTON TASTES GOOD LIKE A CIGARETTE SHOULD. ))
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=cigarette should
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VO-NAT


The bill Nixon signed also strengthened the warning on cigarette packages to read: "Warning: The Surgeon General Has Determined That Cigarette Smoking is Dangerous to Your Health."
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P-AIDS-Policy


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=AIDS


While we're travelling back in history, this date also marked the day-- in 1987, that President Reagan declared a war on AIDS.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:50:48
IN Q=When the

((WHEN THE CARTHOGENIAN GENERAL HANNIBAL WAS PREPARING TO CROSS THE ALPS, AND WAS TOLD THERE WAS NO WAY ACROSS, HE SAID WE'LL FIND A WAY OR MAKE ONE. AND THAT'S THE KIND OF DETERMINATION WE ALL HAVE ABOUT CURING AIDS. WE'LL FIND A WAY OR MAKE ONE. ))
SUPER=04-April 1, 1987; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=make one (2nd ref).



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-- for our video pick...we head to a casting call of sorts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Salem; :


About 200-people showed up at Salem Memorial Field today, hoping to land jobs as extras for the SEQUEL to the 1987 movie "Bull Durham."
What they didn't realize though was-- it was all a ruse-- in honor of April Fool's Day-- orchestrated by radio station W-R-O-V.
There may have been an even bigger crowd, but this morning, the Roanoke Times tipped readers off to the prank.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 15:42:20
IN Q=NAT SOUND BOOS!
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=NAT SOUND BOOS
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VO-NAT


But, they did receive a consolation prize.
Everyone left with two tickets to Sunday's game with the REAL Durham Bulls.
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



Sp-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC - local high school hoop stars get a taste of the Russians. Arizona gets a hero's welcome, and it's opening day in the big leagues.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago; :00


And it was opening night for Dennis Rodman as an actor as his new movie "Double Team" with Jean Claude Van Damme had its premier.
Van Damme came dressed in a conservative suit, while Rodman was a little less refined, shall we say.
Now the scores
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SP-AAU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-3
GRAPHIC=AAU HOOPS


Cave Spring high school was the site tonight for a little international basketball as a team of Russians rolled into town to play a collection of area high school stars.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00

Virginia Amateur Sports sponsored the two game series that will shift to Martinsville tomorrow night.
After exchanging gifts and pleasantries, the Virginia Gold team would play some defense with the Liberty connection. Rodney Morris with the steal and feed to Peanut Arrington who led the way with 25..
The Russians were not intimidated. Alexander Miloserdov shoots and scores on the driving hoop to tie it he had a team high 19.
But the Liberty AAU connection would do it again. This time Robert Carson gets it to Morris for the layup on the break.
Then back come the Russians Vitali Bakin with the feed to Fyodor Likholitov for the jam and the chin up.
SUPER=33-Russians/83/Virginia AAU/86/Overtime;


Blacksburg Indian Phillip Klaus would score for the AAU team, and Roanoke Gold Select win its in overtime 86-to-83.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=aau


The two teams play again tomorrow night in Martinsville.

SP-Arizona


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-27
GRAPHIC=NCAA Final Four


The newly crowned NCAA men's basketball champions, the Arizona Wildcats returned home today an had an eye opening experience.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Tucson, AZ; :00


Championship MVP Miles Simon and his teammates were expecting a few fans in their arena, but the welcome home party was so big it was taken outside to the University's football stadium as 47 thousand fans turned out to cheer on the champs. The Wildcats beat Kentucky 84-79 last night in overtime.
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SP-Baseball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-27
SS=MLB


The 1997 Major League season opened today with a dozen games.
Well, actually 11 games.
One of the scheduled did not make it.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Baltimore; :00


This is Orioles Park at Camden Yards where the O's were supposed to play the Kansas City Royals this afternoon.
High winds, some overnight snow, and temperatures in the upper 30's forced today's game to be called off.
They hope to make it up tomorrow.
SUPER=03-Toronto/White Sox vs. Blue Jays;


Just as cold in Toronto today but they were in the Sky dome as the Jays hosted the White Sox.
This was Albert Belle first game with the Sox and as baseball's highest paid player.
And he did not disappoint - hitting a double and homer and driving in three runs to lead the Sox to a 6-to-5 win in 10 innings.
Folks, Carlos Delgado had a great game for the Jays in a losing cause. He hit this homerun off the glass windows way up in the center field.
SUPER=03-Cincinnati/Rockies vs. Reds;


Over in the national league this afternoon, the Cincinnati Reds ripped the Colorado Rockies at Riverfront stadium.
Former Salem Buc Willie Greene hit a two run homer as the Reds take their opener 11-to-4.
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SP-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-28
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


The Salem Avalanche is in town preparing for their upcoming Carolina League season.
The team arrived in Salem late last night from spring training in Tucson, Arizona.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


The Avalanche went through a light workout this morning at Salem Memorial Stadium. The wind and mild chill that moved around the park was a welcome feeling to the players and manager.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=It's

((BILL MCGUIRE/AVALANCHE MANAGER:)) ((KYL HOUSER/AVALANCHE INFIELDER:))
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :00
SUPER=01-Kyle Houser/Avalanche Infielder; :20
RUNS=:35
OUT Q=...this year"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


The Avalanche season opener is this Friday at Salem Memorial against the Durham Bulls.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold avalanche


The Avalanche has a workout scheduled for four tomorrow afternoon, and it is open to the public. So head on out and check out the 97 team.

preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-f
GRAPHIC=none


That's it for us--
But, for more news later tonight,
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dissolve to boards check out NEWS-7 at 11 over on WDBJ-7..here's what we're working on in the newsroom...
SUPER=x5024; Coming up at 11 Load
SUPER=76-Cronkite Surgery Update
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VO-NAT


Legendary newsman Walter Cronkite is doing well tonight, after undergoing a quadruple bypass.
His coronary artery problems showed up during a routine checkup....
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SUPER=77-Budget Balancing Act;


The Concord Coalition put Roanoke College Students and faculty to the test tonight...seeing if THEY could balance the federal budget-- how'd they do?
SUPER=x5025; Coming up at 11 Stop
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE

Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime, see you tomorrow. Goodnight. Jean Jadhon knows-- find out in 30 minutes on WDBJ-7.