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Coming up-
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It's good news for workers- more have jobs, But could it be bad news for investors
A school bus and car collide in a deadly crash in Montgomery County.
Plus Dr. Jack Kevorkian shows what he thinks of a state order.
And a Hokie heads into space on the shuttle.
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Monty-Bus


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A school bus and a car collide in Montgomery County this afternoon, killing the car driver and injuring a student.
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Police say 59 year old Linette Schug of Blacksburg apparently crossed a curve on the wrong side of Bishop Road,
Her Toyota Camry struck Montgomery County bus number one nearly head-on.
Schug died at the scene.
A 12 year-old girl was treated and released at the hospital for neck pain.
The bus driver and the other 12 students on board were not hurt.
The students were on their way home from Blacksburg Middle and Blacksburg High schools.
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Hillsville-Standoff


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=Standoff


Hillsville police say it appears Donnie Ray Dalton never intended to kill his 16 year-old daughter yesterday.
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When Dalton fired one round from a sawed-off shotgun, his daughter Andrea was hit by the spray.
Police say her mother, 36 year old Audrey Dalton was the INTENDED victim.
She died instantly.
Police met Audrey and her daughters at the family's mobile home to collect some belongings.
After finding the doors locked and getting no answer from anyone inside, police chief Kenny Sharpe walked back within three feet of Audrey to escort her to the door.
The shooting and standoff, and Donnie Dalton's suicide left him shaken.
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((KENNY SHARPE/HILLSVILLE POLICE CHIEF: IT JUST GETS TO YOUR HEART, THAT'S ABOUT ALL I'VE GOT TO SAY. ))
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Sharpe says he's thankful for his own life, and can't get the incident out of his mind.
He and the officer who was with him at the time cut back on their patrols today to deal with the emotion.
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Jefferson


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Roanoke mailman will likely go to prison for stalking women on his postal route.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


36-year old Anthony Tyler Jefferson pleaded guilty to 3 charges this morning.
One of them-- breaking and entering with intent to sexually assault.
Prosecutors say he snuck into one woman's home while she was sleeping and started fondling himself next to her bed.
Prosecutors are seeking a five-year prison sentence, plus a lengthy probation period.
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Jefferson is now free on bond.
He'll be sentenced May 23rd.

NS-Fires


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NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Brush fire


Officials from Norfolk Southern continue to inspect a train many think started a series of brush fires yesterday.
But at this point, NS has not admited up to any responsibility.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night;


Yesterday more than one dozen blazes were burning in Roanoke and Bedford Counties... scorching about one hundred acres.
No one was injured and there was very little structural damage.
All of the fires were out by this morning.
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Forestry officials believe a passing train sparked the blazes because the trail of fire followed the railroad tracks.
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L'burg-Registrar


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


A federal judge throws out a lawsuit from two Lynchburg women who claimed they lost their assistant voter registrar jobs because they were Democrats.
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(IN-ez) Inez Sales and Debra Miller were replaced in 1995 when Carol Spencer Read took over for registrar Linda Arnold.
Read says no one on the Republican- controlled electoral board pressured her to let the two women go.
But Sales and Miller sued, and after four days of testimony, Judge James C. Turk tonight refused to let the jury decide the case.
Turk said the two women were only "praying for sympathy", and that there was no evidence to support their claims.
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((BRAD CAVEDO/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: THESE PEOPLE WERE SUED BECAUSE THEY ARE REPUBLICANS. NOT BECAUSE THEY DID ANYTHING WRONG, AND IN THIS CASE WE GOT THE RESULT THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN OBTAINED IN THE ARNOLD CASE.)) ((CAROL SPENCER READ/LYNCHBURG VOTER REGISTRAR: BUT IT'S JUST ONE LESS BURDEN FOR ME NOW, TO KNOW THAT LEGALLY I'VE BEEN VINDICATED, THAT I DID NOT DO ANYTHING WRONG.))
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Judge Turk said this was only the second time in his career on the bench that he has not let a jury decide a case.
Attorneys for Sales and Miller say they will appeal.
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Unemployment


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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It's good news for Americans- more have jobs.
But it's signaling fear on Wall Street.
It is the unemployment rate- As Byron Pitts reports, it went down again today.
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((Like 175-thousand other Americans Raul Quintero found a job last month. RAUL QUINTERO, GRILL COOK: While Raul, his wife and two kids can smile . Wall Street's frowning. The stock market temporarily dropped some 50-points today with news unemployment fell for the second straight month to 5.2 percent. And it seems MAIN STREET is just as nervous. Lower unemployment could signal another interest rake hike by the federal reserve. That means buying a house, a car, could get just that more expensive.
MAURY SCOTT: MONEY IN THE STOCK MARKET? YES I DO. NERVOUS? YES, BUT I'M IN FOR THE LONG TERM SO I'M GOING TO STAY THE COURSE. That's the kind of patience President Clinton called for today.
BILL CLINTON:I NOW THINK WE HAVE PERSUADED MOST ECONOMIST THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY HAVE 5-PERCENT OR LOWER UNEMPLOYMENT IN THIS COUNTRY W/OUT HAVING INFLATION IF WE DO IT WITH DISCIPLINE. I'M GOING TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO GET A BALANCED BUDGET AGREEMENT THIS YEAR SO THAT IT WILL SEND A SIGNAL TO THE MARKETS THAT WE CAN KEEP INTEREST RATES MODEST, WE CAN KEEP THE MARKET STRONG AND WE CAN KEEP CREATING JOBS.
BYRON PITTS/CBS NEWS: Wall Street eventually recovered from the unemployment news and finished Friday on the plus side. Still the fastest growing commodity in America is anxiety. For now the economy's strong but sooner than later economist say that strength will be tested. Byron Pitts, CBS NEWS, Washington.))

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Still to come on News 7 at 11, lawmakers decide not to roll the dice with the Greenbrier resort
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and we'll tell you what's got suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian all fired up.
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Girl-X


ANCHOR=Jean
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A 25 year old man is charged with the savage attack on Chicago's Girl X.
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Police say Patrick Sykes raped and beat the nine year old child in January.
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((PAUL JENKINS/CHICAGO POLICE: WE PRESENTED HIM WITH SOME OF THE PHYSICAL EVIDENCE WE HAD IN THE CASE AND HE GAVE A CONFESSION GIVING UP INTIMATE DETAILS THAT HAD NOT BEEN REPORTED IN THE PRESS.))
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Prosecutors say Sykes admitted he stomped on the girl's neck and sprayed roach spray in her mouth.
Sykes is an ex con- who had served time for sexual assault.
Girl X was attacked at this housing project.
She's now out of a coma, but still can not speak.
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Cruz


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Javier Cruz


International drug informant Javier Cruz pled NOT guilty today.
Oddly enough, these are the same drug-running charges that were lodged against Cruz in 1991.
He pled GUILTY the first time around- -at a closed hearing a year and a half ago.
As a D-E-A informant, Cruz lived in the Clearbrook section of Roanoke County- -while spending months in Columbia setting up drug traffickers.
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Earl Frith is one of the those charged with helping Cruz conceal cocaine profits in the late 80's.
The 63 year old land auctioneer is charged with money laundering and "structuring" bank deals to avoid currency transaction reports.
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Frith told the U-S Magistrate today- that quote "This is a preposterous allegation."

Greenbrier


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TAPE#597-15
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Greenbrier's bid for casino gambling has apparently failed in the West Virginia legislature.
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The resort was proposing a casino for overnight guests in an effort to keep rooms full during the winter.
Though the Greenbrier agreed to return gambling profits to state and local governments, House leaders decided they did not have enough votes to pass the bill.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Tomorrow is the deadline for each house to act on its own legislation. Barring a last-minute reversal, the bill will not win approval this year.

Kevorkian


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Michigan's trying again to stop Jack Kevorkian for assisting suicides, but this time the effort went up in smoke.
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Kevorkian lit a match to a cease and desist order that warns him not to practice medicine without a license.
The order came from the State.
It's the latest way Michigan authorities are trying to stop Kevorkian from assisting suicides.
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The state says Kevorkian could face felony charges and a fine if he assists in another suicide.
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Mass-Suicide


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Heavens Gatre


Test results confirm most of the 39 Heaven's Gate cult members ingested a lethal combination of drugs and alcohol last week near San Diego.
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The San Diego County Medical Examiner says all the members had phenobarbital in their blood.
Officials have said the group mixed the phenobarbital in pudding or apple sauce cups before drinking alcohol.
The alcohol made the anti-seizure drug stronger.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, one local tribe of indians tries to preserve its heritage,
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and we'll tell you why fromer U-S Senate candidate Ollie North was doing in Roanoke today.
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North


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=abo
TAPE#97-11
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A-M Radio has a new voice in the afternoon... Oliver North brought his show to Roanoke today.
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((OLIVER NORTH/TALK SHOW HOST: BOB GOODLATTE IS MY GUEST FOR THE NEXT FEW MINUTES, THIS OUR FABULOUS FRIDAY FREE- FOR- ALL, THE NUMBER REMAINS THE SAME, IT'S 1-800-520-1234, YOU GIVE US A CALL, YOU TELL US WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND))
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North is now playing on "three-W-R 910-AM" where he broadcast his show live today.
The former marine and U-S Senate candidate says his show is for everyone, not just conservatives.
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((OLIVER NORTH/TALK SHOW HOST: MEN, WOMEN, REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS, CHRISTIANS, NON-CHRISTIANS, AMERICANS AND THOSE WHO ARE HERE ILLEGALLY- HA, HA- JUST AMERICAN, JUST AMERICAN.))
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The two-hour show mixes talk, news and opinion.

Women-Science


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TAPE#97-14
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While the stereotypical image of a scientist may be a man in a lab coat, WOMEN are making progress in many scientific fields.
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SUPER=03-Amherst Co.;


"Women Succeeding in Science" is the topic of a two-day conference taking place at Sweet Briar College.
Female scientists from around the country are discussing some of the roadblocks they encountered on the way up.
Biochemist Dr. Lynda Jordan had some words of advice for the female students thinking of pursuing a science career.
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((DR. LYNDA JORDAN/BIOCHEMIST: BE YOURSELF, LOVE YOURSELF, DEVELOP YOUR MIND, MAKE A CONTRIBUTION. A BRAIN KNOWS NO GENDER, A BRAIN KNOWS NO COLOR AND A BRAIN DOES NOT HAVE MONEY ATTACHED TO IT.))
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The conference lasts through tomorrow.
Astronaut Kathryn Sullivan, the first woman to walk in space, delivered the keynote address earlier tonight.
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Shuttle


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=Columbia


NASA launched its first Hokie into Space today.
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((THREE, TWO, ONE AND LIFTOFF....))
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The space shuttle Columbia took flight today on a 16 day mission.
On board is payload specialist Roger Crouch.
Crouch is a 1968 graduate from Virginia Tech where he received his P-H-D in psychics.
While in space, Crouch will be conducting experiments that examine how controlled fires react in weightlessness.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming your way tonight on News 7 Sports, The Express evens its best of five series with Hampton Roads at a game a piece.
I have highlights coming up from the Scope.
Plus, a report from opening night with Avalanche with Roy Stanley.
And a qualifying is wash out in Texas is also on the menu.
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But first, a great crowd turned out tonight for the first night of racing at Victory Stadium Speedway.
The Mini stocks were one of just several divisions that gave the track a workout tonight.
Don't forget this is just the first of 20 Friday night dates at the track this year.
Now your scoreboard.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ice-97
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/HAMPTON GAME 2


The Roanoke Express has evened up its best of seven series with the Hampton Roads Admirals.
Tonight at the Scope, Roanoke takes a 2-to-nothing lead and never looks back beating the Admirals 4-to-2.
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Eric Landry put Roanoke up one to nothing, and then Shawn Brown came in the back door with this wrap around in the second period to make it a 2-to-nothing Roanoke advantage.
But Hampton Roads would finally score with Victor Gervais beating Dave Gagnon and it looked like the Admirals had the momentum.
But Jeff LOder would fire in this knuckle-puck from the point and Jeff
SUPER=38-Roanoke/4/Hampton Roads/2/Series Tied At One-All;

Jablonski would add an empty netter as Roanoke wins it 4-to-2 to tie the series at a game a piece.
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Game three of the best of five series is at the Roundhouse tomorrow night at 7:30.
And it will be a test for Roanoke. Both Tim Christian and Dave Gagnon had to leave the ice with injuries. No word yet on their status tomorrow night.

S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-3
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


A record crowd showed up tonight at Salem Memorial Stadium for the Avalanche opener.
The Avalanche took an early lead but when it was over the Durham Bulls pulled out an 11 to 6 win.
Roy Stanley has the highlights.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO


A couple of former local high school stars had big games today for the Radford Highlanders.
Kelly Dampeer hit two homers in the Highs 10-to-1 win over Liberty. He now has 34 tying for the career homerun mark at RU.
And Jason Anderson tossed his 5th complete game of the year striking out seven in the victory.
Radford and Liberty play a doubleheader tomorrow at RU at one.

S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=TEXAS MOTOR S'WAY


Rain, thunder, lightning, and the wind all failed to check out of the Texas Metroplex area today, and as a result Winston Cup Qualifying for Sunday's Interstate Batteries 500 was washed out for the second straight day.
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This is what the track has looked like most of today, and occassionally it has been raining sideways due to the high winds.
NASCAR decided at 5:30pm eastern time tonight to reschedule time trials for tomorrow morning AT 9:30.
If they can't do it then the field wil be set based on the points standings.
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You can catch both the Coke 300 Busch race and the Interstate Batteries 500 Cup event tomorrow and Sunday right here on WDBJ.
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S-Craven


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY


There was a little ray of hope today and he came from Parkland Memorial hospital in Dallas as injured star Ricky Craven continued to improve.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke, TX/Yesterday; :00


Craven crashed yesterday during practice for Sunday's inaugural Winston Cup race at the Texas Motor Speedway.
He suffered a fractured right shoulder blade and a concussion.
He was moved out intensive care earlier this evening as he continues to make good progress in the first 48 hours since the wreck.
Todd Bodine is serving as his backup relief driver this weekend.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight, Earvin Johnson gets some magical news,
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Ditka takes over in New Orleans as the Saints open mini-camp.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=REDSKINS


The Washington Redskins appear to have secured the services of former all-pro defensive back Chris Dishman.
The Houston oiler free agent told a Houston TV station today he plans to sign with the Skins. Washington says the two sides are very close to an agreement.
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Also, the Mike Ditka era began this afternoon in New Orleans, as the Saints went through their first day of mini-camp under their new coach, who has come out of retirement to try and lead the Saints to respectability.
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S-Magic


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=MAGIC JOHNSON


And finally tonight on Primetime sports here on WEFC - there is some encouraging news tonight concerning former Los Angeles Lakers' star Magic Johnson.
Magic's agent says the level of the HIV virus in Johnson's body is now so low , it is virtually undetectable.
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Doctors say drug therapy is responsible for the recovery. Magic's wife Cookie insists it is a miracle.
An AIDS researcher says nearly 90 percent of HIV patients who takes the drugs Magic takes have similar results.
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Monacan-Museum


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


They're some of the oldest families in central Virginia.
But only recently has national historic recognition been bestowed on the Monacan Indian land in Amherst County.
Steve Smallshaw reports the tribe hopes that'll spark interest in the Monocans and their history.
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(( For years, they weren't allowed to attend county schools, or even call themselves "Indian" on their official birth records.
But the sun hasn't set on the Monacan Indian Nation in Amherst County.
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((KENNETH BRANHAM/MONACAN INDIAN CHIEF: OF COURSE, WE'VE HAD A LOT OF UNPLEASANT THINGS HAPPEN TO US AND WE DON'T HARP ON THEM, THEY'RE IN THE PAST AND THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT THEM. WE JUST WANT TO MAKE THE FUTURE BETTER FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN. YOU HAVE TO KNOW WHERE YOU'VE BEEN TO KNOW WHERE YOU'RE GOING.))
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The Monacans are going forward.
They raised more than 65- thousand dollars to renovate their old schoolhouse and have begun collecting artifacts and photographs to form a tribal museum, in hopes of attracting tourists to this remote section of the county.
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((Branham says the next step is to find the money and the expertise to renovate the old Indian Mission schoolhouse, which was built around 1880, but for the last ten or twelve years, has only been used for storage.))
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The old log cabin also holds a lot of memories for people like Herb Hicks, who attended classes here.
Hicks helped renovate the nearby museum.. he's ready to tackle the school next.
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IN Q=It's real rewarding

((HERB HICKS/MONACAN INDIAN: IT'S REAL REWARDING TO ME TO SEE THAT THESE BUILDINGS ARE BEING RESTORED, IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS IN MY PAST AND MY HERITAGE AND THE HERITAGE OF MY PEOPLE.))
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((BRANHAM: THINGS THAT INDIAN PEOPLE HAD WERE OVERLOOKED FOR SO LONG, AND I THINK NOW THEY'RE JUST REALIZING `HEY, THESE PEOPLE WERE HERE THOUSANDS OF YEARS BEFORE WE GOT HERE, LET'S TALK TO 'EM', AND THEY'RE FINDING OUT THAT WE HAVE A LOT TO OFFER.))
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In fact, they always have.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.))

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