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ANCHOR=Jean
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Next on News 7 at Five-
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What will be the impact of the newly reached NS-CSX deal for Conrail.
Ice is causing a jam on Niagara Falls.
Plus expect a possible traffic jam on Route 220 for the next month.
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WX-Heads
TALENT=Robin
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Bitterly cold air invades the region and records may fall as temperatures plunge into the teens and 20s.

MEDICAL-HEADS


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=CST
TAPE#MED HEADS
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Some researchers believe nearly ALL post-menopausal women would live longer with hormone therapy.
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VO-NAT


On Health Check, a new computer system that can average out the risks, for individual cases.
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2-SHOT
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SOT tape one 12:21:10
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((I THINK THAT WE'LL PROSPER BY THIS AND I THINK, I HOPE ROANOKE WILL BENEFIT TOO.))
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OUT Q=benefit too.
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VO-NAT


Reaction tonight to the CSX- Norfolk Southern deal to split up conrail.
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5-Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-07
GRAPHIC=NEWS-7 AT FIVE


Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=norfolk southern


Six months ago it appeared one of our area's largest employers was locked out of one of the largest railroad mergers this century.
Now it appears Norfolk Southern is driving the lead locomotive on that train.
double boxes Jean/Len


Len Besthoff says N-S and cross-state rival C-S-X reached a tentative agreement on how they'll carve up Conrail-- a carrier which has enjoyed a monopoly in the Northeast for two decades.
So Len, is one railroad getting the lion's share of Conrail?
ANCHOR=len
Jean many analysts will tellSUPER=@Len1;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;

you N-S has achieved a come- from- behind victory here.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


It will get roughly 60- percent of Conrail's routes, paying about six- billion- dollars for the privilege.
Meanwhile C-S-X gets the rest of Conrail, which has a four- billion- dollar price tag.
But this deal has one big hurdle: federal regulators.
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((BILL BALES/NORFOLK SOUTHERN: ))
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LIVE=len/Jean double boxes


We have a lot more coming up at six, including, what some local N-S customers think of this deal and maps of how the Conrail routes will be split up.

5-Beyer


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-08
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Don Beyer won't take the no-tax pledge.
He calls it a gimmick.
But today he put the exclamation point on his claim that he has NO plans to raise taxes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Democratic candidate for governor in fact says he'd like to eliminate the corporate tax on Virginia's smallest businesses.
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IN Q=91-percent

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D- CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: 91-PERCENT OF VIRGINIA'S CORPORATIONS MAKE LESS THAN 50- THOUSAND DOLLARS NET. THAT'S 131- THOUSAND SMALL COMPANIES ACROSS THE STATE.))
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On Monday, Beyer said he'd also finally repeal the sales tax on over-the counter drugs.
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SOT tape 3 11:43:42
IN Q=But I do

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: BUT I DO FIND IT INTERESTING THAT NOW IN A WAY OF TRYING TO GAIN SOME POLITICAL FOOTING HE SAYS HE'S FOR THESE THINGS. WHERE WAS HE IN 1995 WHEN WE CERTAINLY HAD A MAJOR BATTLE ON THE REDUCTION OF TAXES?))
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But Beyer says he has a record of pushing for and winning tax reform for businesses.
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IN Q=So this is

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER/D-CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR: SO THIS IS A PART OF EIGHT YEARS OF LEADERSHIP, NOT TO DO CATACLYSMIC, DRAMATIC TAX CUTS, BUT TO DO THE SMALL TARGETED CUTS THAT I THINK CAN SERVE A DEFINITE AND DEFINED PUBLIC PURPOSE.))
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Republican candidate Jim Gilmore said through a spokesman today he also will NOT raise taxes.
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5-Confederate-Month


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597=12
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor George Allen declared April Confederate History Month in Virginia.
And the Virginia N-double-A-C-P says it's appalled.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Governor's proclamation praises the Confederate States of America for its "four year struggle for independence and sovereign rights."
It makes NO mention of slavery.
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SOT 13:36:56
IN Q=This borders

((SALIM KHALFANI/VA. NAACP: THIS BORDERS ON BEING JUST PLAIN RACIST. WE'RE GONNA ASK THAT HE REVOKE IT OR APOLOGIZE OR DO SOMETHING BECAUSE WE'RE DISGUSTED WITH WHAT WE'VE SEEN IN THAT PROCLAMATION.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: FOR PEOPLE TO SELECTIVELY EXCLUDE CERTAIN PARTS OF OUR HISTORY FROM ANY RECOGNITION OR REMEMBRANCE TO ME IS POOR HISTORY.))
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OUT Q=poor history.
TALENT=Jean
SS=HOLD


The state N-double-ACP says it may protest at the Governor's mansion if Allen doesn't apologize.

5-Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-b
GRAPHIC=flooding


It is more than the freezing floods people are dealing with in
(Mahn-ta-VIDEO) Montevideo Minnesota.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montevideo, MN;


It's now also questions over drinking water safety.
People there aren't taking any chances.
They're picking up bottled water.
Meanwhile the mess is likely to get worse.
Experts now say temperatures are rising enough to start melting snow.
SUPER=03-Appleton, MN:


Aerial pictures show just how bad the mess is, with floodwaters frozen around buildings.
60-thousand people are without power- Some could be in the dark for up to ten days.
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5-Niagara-Falls


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-a

wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Niagara Falls, NY;


Ice is the problem in Niagara Falls.
Tons of ice- some chunks 100 feet thick- swept over the falls jamming the Niagara Gorge.
The jam caused flooding and damaged several boats at the popular tourist attraction- The Maid of the Mist.
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SOT 14:09:41
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((FRANK SIMON/MAID OF THE MIST GENERAL MGR.: OUR OFFICE BUILDING WHICH HOUSES STORAGE AND ALSO SHOPS ON THE FIRST LEVEL AND SECOND LEVEL HAS BEEN TOTALLY FLOODED OUT. WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY FIFTEEN FEET OF WATER IN OUR BUILDING RIGHT NOW.))
SUPER=01-Frank Simon/Maid of the Mist General Mgr.;
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OUT Q=building right now."
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VO-NAT


Ice shut down power generators on the falls' Canadian Side- it could be weeks before they're up and running.
Officials say they'll have to wait for the ice to float down the river before they can tell how much damage was done.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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The F-B-I seizes a letter bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh wrote to an Oklahoma newspaper.
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Also tonight on NEWS-7 at FIVE-- Expect delays if you travel into Roanoke using Route 220... One lane will be shut down for about a month.
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Anchor=Connie


On Health Check, efforts underway to ensure a perfect immunization record for Virginia, by the year 2000. 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


At Radford University it's the year of corn.
Anchor=Connie


How do you celebrate it? We'll take a peek when NEWS-7 at FIVE returns. cc sponsor
Comm Break#1


5-McVeigh-Letter


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=mc veigh


The F-B-I's seized a letter Timothy McVeigh wrote to an Oklahoma newspaper.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Waco, TX/April 1993;


In the letter, McVeigh blames the F-B-I for the fire that killed 80 people at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco.
The letter was published Wednesday- but McVeigh's attorney says it has no bearing on the case.
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((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING IN THE LETTER THAT HASN'T BEEN SAID BEFORE.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Attorney; :00 quick!
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VO-NAT


Prosecutors have alleged McVeigh bombed the Oklahoma City federal building in retaliation for the Waco fire.
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5-Route-220


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=high improvements


If you plan on driving into Roanoke on Route 220-north tomorrow morning, give yourself a little extra time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


This afternoon, workers closed one lane, beginning about a mile north of the Franklin County line.
The Virginia Department of Transportation says it will monitor the traffic flow tomorrow, and decide where to place a more permanent concrete detour.
The lane is closed so construction crews can work on a drainage system along side the road.
VDOT expects the project to be complete by May 23rd.
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5-Radford-Corn


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=Radford Univ.


Since the beginning of the Fall semester, Radford University has incorporated topics related to corn into about 40 courses on campus.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


Today the university celebrated the Day of the Corn.
Appalachian artists demonstrated crafts such as husk chair- bottoming and doll- making.
You could even get a free bag of freshly- ground corn meal.
It's all part of Radford's Year of Corn and Culture, focusing on the significance of corn to the region, both in the past and the present.
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SOT 23:23:30
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((MARILOU AWIAKTA/APPALACHIAN CHEROKEE POET: AS OUR COUNTRY IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE DIVERSE AND WE'RE LEARNING TO RESPECT PEOPLE OF DIVERSE CULTURES EVEN MORE, THAT IT'S WONDERFUL TO HAVE A YEAR OF CORN AND CULTURE TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THE CORN MEANS TO US ECONOMICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.))
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OUT Q=and spiritually.
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VO-NAT


In June, Radford will open its Selu (seh-loo) Conservancy, a retreat center named for the Cherokee corn mother.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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It's hard to believe but it is already time to talk about pre-season college football-- Mike has a report from UVA media day in tonight's Ticker.
ANCHOR=Connie


In the debate over hormone replacement therapy, the latest voice to be heard is that of a computer.
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It's a sophisticated risk assessment program-- considering the lifetime risks of heart disease, breast cancer and hip fractures.
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SOT 20:24:21
IN Q=Some women will

((DR. COL: SOME WOMEN WILL-- ARE EXPECTED TO LIVE A LITTLE OVER THREE YEARS LONGER FROM TAKING HORMONE THERAPY. I'M STILL NOT SURE ABOUT IT BECAUSE OF ALL THE STUDIES THAT KEEP COMING UP.))
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5-Live-Longer


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=women's health


A woman's decision whether to undergo estrogen replacement therapy when she reaches menopause can be agonizing.
Even though the risk of breast cancer from taking estrogen supplements is very low-- the benefits-- protection from heart disease and osteoporosis-- may seem far away.
Now, though, a computer model may help each woman make the decision based on her own personal information.
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IN Q=I'm hoping
SUPER=01-Arlene Sesen/Patient; :00
SUPER=01-Dr. Nananda Col/Tufts University School of Medicine; :14
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((
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((ARLENE SESEN/PATIENT: I'M HOPING IT WILL GIVE ME A DEFINITE ANSWER. ))
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Like many women, Arlene Sesen was undecided about whether to continue with hormone replacement therapy because she worried it might increase her risk of breast cancer.
Now there are tools to help in that decision.
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SOT 10:29:04
IN Q=We developed

((DR. NANANDA COL/TUFTS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE: WE DEVELOPED THIS COMPUTER PROGRAM TO HELP IDENTIFY WHICH WOMEN WILL LIVE LONGER AND SHORTER FROM HORMONE THERAPY. ))
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OUT Q=hormone therapy


In a study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association-- researchers using the computer program found that some women could live more than three years longer if they took estrogen-- especially if they had multiple risk factors for heart disease.
But other women's lives might be shortened.
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SOT 10:29:28
IN Q=In the presence

((DR. COL: IN THE PRESENCE OF HIGH, VERY HIGH, RISK FOR BREAST CANCER AND NO RISK FACTORS FOR HEART DISEASE THOSE WOMEN LIFE WILL BE CUT SHORT/ WE'RE TALKING THREE, MAYBE THREE TO FIVE MONTHS SHORTER.))
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Considering HER risk factors, Arlene found her life expectancy would INCREASE if she took estrogen.. because she was at low risk for breast cancer but at a much higher risk for fractures from osteoporosis later in life.
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((I FEEL THAT IT'S IMPORTANT ENOUGH FOR ME TO START TAKING IT NOW.))
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))
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The researchers found that the presence of even one risk factor for heart disease was enough to increase life expectancy by taking estrogen. The study also found that women with breast cancer in their family could benefit from hormone replacement because far more post-menopausal women will develop and die from heart disease than breast cancer, making heart disease the bigger threat.
In much older women, more will die as a result of hip fractures than will from breast cancer.
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5-Bones


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=osteoporosis


Also today in the A-M-A's journal, on the topic of osteoporosis and fractures--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :

a new study shows the benefit of the bone-building drug (uh-LYN-dro-Nate) Alendronate in reducing fractures.
Women who took the drug had a 30 percent reduction in risk of bone fractures compared to women who did not take the drug.
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5-Project-Immunize


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=allen


Governor Allen's calling it a shot in the arm to public health.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, he launched what health department officials are calling the most comprehensive computer tracking system for immunizations in the nation.
Statewide, about 30- percent of children don't have all the immunizations they should by age two.
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SOT 11:16:03
IN Q=About 40-percent

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ABOUT 40- PERCENT OF ALL CHILDREN WHO DO RECEIVE IMMUNIZATIONS...OR IN SOME CASES THEM GETTING MORE SHOTS THAN THEY NEED.))
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OUT Q=they need.
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VO-NAT


The Governor had some help from the Project Immunize dog "Tracker" to make his point today.
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SOT 11:15:08
IN Q=He can't

((TRACKER'S MESSAGE IS CLEAR. HE CAN'T TALK AND I WON'T MAKE HIM-- THAT'S RIGHT DOGGY!--TRACKER'S MESSAGE IS TO STAY ON TRACK. GET YOUR SHOTS.))
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Project Immunize has a goal of fully immunizing all Virginia children by the year 2000.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=332-Near Record/Cold/21-23/Sunny/And Cool/45-50;
SUPER=333-Freeze Warning/Clear Skies/18-20/Sunny/And Milder/45-50;
SUPER=334-Near Record/Lows/14-18/Mostly/Sunny/43-47;
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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Salem Avalanche fans can cheer for their team and even do some shopping while at Memorial Stadium.
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SUPER=22-Salem;
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT

5-AVALANCHE


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=FIVE
WRITER=PEV
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Salem Avalanche may be struggling a bit right now, but despite their Oh-and-5 start, fans are still coming out to cheer on the home team. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans joins us from Salem Memorial Stadium, where he's found the perfect place to shop for Avalanche merchandise, without missing any of the action on the diamond.
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SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=22-Salem;
SUPER=01-Sue Lazzaro/Director of Merchandising;

DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/MIKE

S5-M'Ville


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=TWO MINUTE TICKER


Welcome to the "Big Chill" edition of two minute sports ticker, and let's get started out on the track at Martinsville.
SS=MARTINSVILLE 50TH


While the race this week is in Bristol, a number of team's have taken advantage of some down time during the middle of the week to test at Martinsville for next week's Goody's 500.
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SOT
IN Q="It's a good...

((JIMMY SPENCER/DRIVER - CAMELS FORD:))
SUPER=01-Jimmy Spencer/Camels Ford Driver; :00
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OUT Q=...TEST HERE.
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VO-NAT CON'T


5000 tickets in the new Bill France Tower went on sale today at $55 a piece.
There are some still available so, if you are interested give the Speedway a call.
SUPER=03-Detroit/Twins vs. Tigers;


In Detroit this afternoon, there were plenty of available seats as the Tigers hosted the Twins in front of 64 hundred fans.
Game time temperature was 43, Bobby Higginson provided the highlight of the game with his first career grand slam.
The Tigers win it 10-to-5.
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S5-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF96-2
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FOOTBALL


The Virginia Cavaliers spring football workouts are winding down.
Steve Mason caught up with head coach George Welsh and some of his players this afternoon in Charlottesville.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/This Afternoon; :00
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :20
SUPER=01-Anthony Poindexter/UVa Team Captain; :29
SUPER=01-Shannon Taylor/UVa Defensive End; :40
SUPER=@steve1; :50
RUNS=:59
OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
ANCHOR=Mike
SS=two minute ticker


We'll hear more from Steve tonight at six, plus have some afternoon baseball highlights from Ferrum, and hear from the Masters favorite.
Have a great night everybody.
Stay warm. go to break

5-Trebuchet


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=five
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=VMI


Students of modern warfare got a lesson in medieval tactics today.
And they passed the test with flying colors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


Cadets from Virginia Military Institute, their professors, and a group of experts on timber frame construction have been working since Saturday to build a trebuchet (TREB-yoo-shay).
Their first attempt this morning was a misfire, but they reloaded the catapult and sent a 60-pound rock sailing over the Rockbridge County countryside.
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SOT 04:27:48
IN Q=It worked like

(( ))
SUPER=01-Grigg Mullen/VMI Engineering Professor;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=just looks neat.
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VO-NAT


Claiming confidence the device would work, members of the construction crew celebrated their accomplishment.
The trebuchet required about eight thousand dollars in materials, and many times that amount in volunteer labor.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#six preview
GRAPHIC=NONE


How far does the First Amendment reach? That's the question some students are asking at Lynchburg College....
Double Boxes=Jean and Keith/Newsroom


Keith Humphry is in the newsroom to fill us in.
Live=Keith Full/Newsroom


Jean the editor of the student newspaper at Lynchburg College says
anSUPER=@Keith1;

article written about a campus security guard who was caught stealing credit cards was heavily censored.
Now the editor says a faculty member is suggesting the school pull its funding of the newspaper...since the paper ran another story despite being asked not to do it.
Live=Keith Full/Newsroom


What do students think about all this? The story 30 minutes from now on News 7 at 6. Jean?
ANCHOR=Jean


That's it for NEWS-7 at FIVE-- for more news later tonight-- full screen
Join Connie Stevens for the region's first local primetime newscast, NEWS-7 Primetime-- tonight at 10 on WEFC. have a nice evening, Goodnight ANCHOR=Jean