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Up next on News 7 at 6... a historic African American site is about to become a conference center
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And could your computer become a victim of the so-called "millenium bug"?

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
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In sports, The N-F-C and A-F-C championships are all set for tomorrow afternoon Washington and Lee has a date with Roanoke College tonight.
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And this afternoon the Hokies run Atlantic 10 opponent St. Joseph's out of the Cassell.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
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Tomorrow will feel more seasonable with temperatures dropping quite a bit tonight-- and the four day forecast is looking wet.
Details straight ahead.

Malone's-Peake


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=none


A Roanoke realtor and his wife are developing their dream business locally.
David Johnson says "Malone's Peake" may be one of the Valley's best kept secrets.
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((What was once the site of Roanoke's most prominent African-American private social club is now a public banquet center.
The historic "Dukes and Earls" club is now "Malone's Peake".
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((ROLAND MALONE/"MALONE'S PEAKE" OWNER; THIS BANQUET FACILITY HAS DONE WONDERS FOR REUNIONS, CONFERENCES, MEETINGS, BIRTHDAY PARTIES, ANNIVERSARIES, THINGS OF THAT NATURE THAT YOU NORMALLY LOOK FOR A PLACE.))
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The center sits on nearly seven and a half acres and has outgrown its current capacity, so the Malones plan to expand.
The master plan includes a conference center, an amphitheater and picnic facilities.
The structure reflects the area's history and the banquet rooms identify with the region.
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((EDNA MALONE/"MALONE'S PEAKE" CO-OWNER; WE HAVE "LICK RUN" WHICH IS A STREAM THAT BORDERS THE AREA HERE. WE ALSO HAVE "POINDEXTER HALL" WHICH IS AN AREA HERE IN KINGSTOWN AND WE HAVE "KINGSTOWN" HALL.))
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STAND-UP/13:19:36 ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; MALONE'S PEAKE WILL BE COMPLETED OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AND WILL BE PRIVATELY FUNDED. ROLAND AND EDNA HAVE PUT ABOUT 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS INTO THE FACILITY, BUT IT WILL TAKE ABOUT TWO- MILLION DOLLARS TO MAKE THEIR DREAM A REALITY. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
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WebWatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=eea
TAPE#WebWatch
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Colleges are fighting computer harassment, and should you be worried about the so-called "millenium bug"?
More on those stories in this week's WebWatch.
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(( Intro
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They may help with your studies, but Internet computers in college have an unwanted side effect... harassment.
A survey of 400 colleges found two-thirds had incidents of e-mail sexual harrassment... Almost as many had a problem with hackers... and a third had students who were victimized by electronic hate messages.

Good news for some home computer users worried about the so-called millenium bug.
If you use a pentium system mainly for word-processing, e-mail, and web-browsing, chances are you don't have much to fear... so says Jerry Hill with the Software Factory in South Boston.

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((JERRY HILL/THE SOFTWARE FACTORY; YOU'RE IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE, SINCE YOU'RE NOT RELYING ON IT FOR YOUR BUSINESS, WHATEVER HAPPENS, WHATEVER MIGHT FAIL, AND THEIR MIGHT BE SOME SOFTWARE THAT MIGHT FAIL, IT CAN BE FIXED.))
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Software Factory programmers are helping businesses fix the millenium problem... caused by an old computer code that doesn't recognize dates with the year 2000.

If the girl scouts don't make it to your door this year, you can still get those cookies on the web.
A Boston Girl Scout chapter will begin taking on-line credit card orders later this month.
Once you get them, the Girl Scouts Resource Center site has a list of recipes you can use them in... how about the Thin Mint Ice Cream Log!

The links to these sites are on the Webwatch page on the WDBJ website, at WWW-dot-WDBJ7-DOT-COM.))

Ninth-District


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#=97-97
GRAPHIC=Patrick Muldoon


Republican Pat Muldoon announced this week he'll make a second try for Rick Boucher's seat in Congress.
But he's already way behind in the money race.
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Spending reports filed with the Federal Election Commission show that Muldoon's cash balance was 15 dollars.
He also owed more than 5-thousand dollars from his unsuccessful 1996 campaign.
In the 1997-98 election cycle, Muldoon showed total receipts of two-thousand 50 dollars. All of that was a personal loan.
He had spent two-thousand 82 dollars.
Like most incumbents, Boucher has plenty of money to spend on his re-election bid.
More than 442-thousand dollars in the bank.
His spending reports for the 1997-98 cycle show that Boucher took in more than 81-thousand dollars, and spent just over 57-thousand.
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The other potential GOP contender is Doctor Joe Barta of Radford.
He's not an official candidate yet, so he hasn't filed any spending reports.
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VA-Profile


ANCHOR=Eric
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WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#=97-100
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Dorothy Mendenhall has lived in northwest Roanoke for all of her 80 years.
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From her front porch on Rutherford Avenue to the streets of downtown Roanoke, she's seen a world of changes, both good and bad.
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((DOROTHY MENDENHALL: IT MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK AND WONDER WHY WE DIDN'T HAVE THE PRIVILEGES AND OPPORTUNITIES BACK THEN, BUT A LOT OF THOSE PEOPLE WHO BELIEVED IN THAT HAVE PASSED ON AND THIS IS A NEW GENERATION. AND TIME CHANGES THINGS IN MORE THAN ONE WAY.))
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We'll hear more of what Dorothy Mendenhall has to say about her life in Roanoke on News 7 Sunday Morning.
Her story is the first installment of our weekly feature, Virginia Profiles.
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Domestic-Violence


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=kzu
TAPE#=Eye On Virginia
GRAPHIC=Eye On Virginia


A new law and better awareness are prompting more victims of domestic abuse to head to shelters to put an end to the violence.
But, as Kelly Zuber explains in this week's edition of Eye on Virginia, more women are still haunted by fear and the threat of danger.
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1997 showed us just how deadly domestic violence can be.
From one end of our viewing area to the other women and even children died when abuse turned to murder.
At the Turning Point shelter in Roanoke, workers have seen a change.
The shelter is receiving more victims than ever before and they're arriving in worse shape.
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((DARLENE YOUNG/THE TURNING POINT: I'VE SEEN WOMEN THAT HAVE BEEN PHYSICALLY BEATEN, MORE SO THAN USUAL. A LOT OF WOMEN WE SEE COME HERE, OVER HALF OF THEM, ARE PSYCHOLOGICALLY ABUSED WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF BLACK EYES AND BROKEN BONES AND WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN BEATEN UP PRETTY BAD.))
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This woman is hiding out at the Turning Point.
To avoid her abuser she had to leave her house, her hometown and cut off all contact with other family members.
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IN Q=We had a yard, we had a swing set

((WE HAD A YARD, WE HAD A SWING SET, WE HAD THINGS BUT WE DIDN'T HAVE A HOME. THIS HERE AT THE SHELTER IS MORE OF A HOME THAN MY DAUGHTER SAW THERE.))
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((I'M TRYING TO WORK THROUGH MY ANGER 'CAUSE I'M VERY ANGRY THAT I HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS AND THAT MY CHILD HAS TO LIVE LIKE THIS.))
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Domestic violence victims got a break last year when a new law went into affect that directs police officers to arrest abusers.
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((SGT. T.L. CARMICHAEL/ROANOKE CITY POLICE: WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE VICTIMS IS THAT WE PHYSICALLY REMOVE THE THREAT FROM THE RESIDENCE ALLOWING THEM A LITTLE TIME TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS.))
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((DARLENE YOUNG: I DON'T THINK IT HAS LESSENED THEIR FEAR ANY. I THINK THEY ARE JUST AS SCARED EVEN THOUGH THE POLICE OFFICER DOES MAKE THE ARREST. BUT ONCE THEY ARE HERE AND ONCE THEY REALIZE WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON, THAT ABUSE IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE, THEY DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.))
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Women who have to choose between staying or leaving home are gambling that one option will be less risky than the other.
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((SGT. T.L. CARMICHAEL: STATISTICALLY, THE WOMAN, WHEN SHE MAKES THE DECISION TO LEAVE AND SHE LEAVES, IS 70% MORE LIKELY TO BE THE VICTIM OF A HOMICIDE THAN IF SHE STAYS.))
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((I FEEL SO MUCH STRONGER NOW AND THERE'S SO MUCH HELP HERE. I DON'T TURN A CORNER THAT SOMEBODY DOESN'T SAY DARLING DO YOU NEED A HUG? YOU GONNA BE OK? WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER AND I SEE PEOPLE DO AND I FEEL STRONGER THAN I WAS.))
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OUT Q=stronger than I was.
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((SGT. T.L. CARMICHAEL: WHEN A VICTIM MAKES THE DECISION TO LEAVE THEN SHE MAKES IT. SHE BECOMES STRONG AT THAT POINT AND SHE KNOWS WHAT THE RISKS ARE.))
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A state hotline set up by Virginians Against Domestic Violence can direct you to help in your area. The number is 1-800-838-VADV.
Kelly Zuber, News 7.))

Weekend-Promo


ANCHOR=Eric
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News happens in Virginia throughout the day, every day of the week.
And, now News 7 has expanded its coverage--
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to bring you local news every WEEKEND morning.
Join Andrew Freiden and Denise Allen for News 7 Saturday Morning and News 7 Sunday Morning--both days at 8 a-m.
They'll fill you in on what's going on in your area.
And, you can step into the kitchen with Andrew as he brings you the latest recipes.
They'll also take you back in time, highlighting some of the history of the Commonwealth on Virginia Newsreel.
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You won't want to miss News 7 Sunday Morning tomorrow when Denise Allen will check in with the dentist for the Roanoke Express.

Disc-Golf


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-96
GRAPHIC=none


The 1998 professional golf season kicked off this week across the country.
And, here in Roanoke golfers teed-off, but not everyone was using clubs...
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at least not at the first disc golf tournament of the year that began at Fishburn Park today.
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((DON WETZEL/TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR; DISC GOLF IS JUST LIKE REGULAR GOLF AS FAR AS SCORING. THE LOWEST NUMBER OF THROWS AS OPPOSED TO STROKES WINS.))
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Locally, the sport is starting to catch on. There are different levels from beginners to professionals.
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((WETZEL; WE HAVE A NOVICE DIVISION FOR SOMEBODY THAT'S JUST BEGINNING TO PLAY OR SOMEBODY THAT DOESN'T FEEL THAT THEY PLAY VERY WELL. WE HAVE AN ADVANCED DIVISION FOR PEOPLE IN BETWEEN NOVICE AND OPEN WHICH IS THE LAST DIVISION. JOHNNY BROWN/PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLFER; I'VE PLAYED IN TOURNAMENTS IN BURLINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA. THEY HAVE MULTI- TOURNAMENTS DOWN THERE. I PLAY DOWN THERE, I'VE PLAYED IN RICHMOND, A PDGA TOURNAMENT DOWN THERE.))
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Newcomers say while their confidence is high, the game is not as easy as it looks.
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((STACY OWEN/ROOKIE DISC GOLFER; IT'S CHALLENGING A LITTLE BIT. IT'S MORE THAN JUST THROWING A FRISBEE AND EVERYTHING. IT'S MORE THAN I EXPECTED BUT IT'S REALLY FUN.))
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Disc golf began in 1975 and there are about 500 disc golf courses worldwide.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
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And coming up, The Roanoke Express is back at the Roundhouse tonight for a big game against the Richmond Renegades.
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And Virginia made it close in the end but the Cavaliers come up short against top ranked North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VB98-1
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Curtis Staples was back on his game this afternoon but his 21 points wasn't enough as top ranked North Carolina beat Virginia 81 to 73.
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Carolina's Bill Guthridge watching his team pull away in the first half.
Shammond Williams gets out on the break after the steal for the jam and a 26 to 17 Carolina lead.
The Cavaliers work the ball around and find Willie Dersch wide open underneath for the easy basket.
But the Tar Heels go to the alley oop to Antawn Jamison who scores two of his 26 points and Carolina led 34 to 25 at the half.
Norman Nolan kept the Cavaliers close in the second half scoring two of his game high 29 points.
The Tar Heels answered when Vince Carter hit back to back three's giving Carolina a 50 to 39 lead.
Staples got hot in the closing SUPER=33-North

Carolina/81/Virginia/73/;minutes of the game hitting the three but North Carolina holds on to win it 81 to 73.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TB98-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Logo


Virginia Tech had an Atlantic Conference game at the Cassell today and the Hokies beat St. Joseph's 72 to 61.
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The Hokies cleared the smoke as they entered the Cassell for the tipoff.
Tech worked the ball around the court and Jenis Grindstaff gets open and hits the jumper.
But the Hawks come right back as Duval Simmons bulls his way into the lane and scores keeping the Hawks close.
The Hokies get it down low to their big man Russ Wheeler who works the jump hook for the hoop and a four point half time lead.
Tech Pulled away in the second SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/72/St.

Joseph's/61/;half when Myron Gillory steps behind the line and hits the three pointer and the Hokies win it 72 to 61.
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S-VMI


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VMI logo


VMI trailed by only two at the half but Appalachian State Pulled away in the second half to beat the Keydets this afternoon in Lexington 76 to 71.
Aaron Demory led the Keydets with 18 points.

S-Odac


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-1
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A big Old Dominion Athletic conference showdown at the Bast Center later today as the Maroons of Roanoke College Host Washington and Lee.
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After being picked to finish near the bottom of the conference in the Pre season coaches poll, The Generals have shocked the league and now are in first place at this point in the season.
And W & L may be coming to town at the right time to get It's first win over the Maroons in four years.
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((KEVIN MOORE/W & L HEAD COACH: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Tip off at the Bast Center is tonight at 7-Thirty.

S-Favre


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-3
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The Green Bay Packers 49ers will battle for the NFC title and an invitation to the Super Bowl this Sunday in their divisional championship game in San Francisco.
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And the Packers will once again be the favorite thanks to reigning MVP Brett Favre.
He is the most dangerous and exciting player in the league, And he also has been known to drive his head coach absolutely nuts.
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((MIKE HOLMGREN/GREEN BAY HEAD COACH:))
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OuT Q=...YOU KNOW. HA HA HA
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S-Niners


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-4
GRAPHIC=NFC logo


Meantime, The quarterback on the other side of the ball is Familiar with Mike Holmgren to.
Steve Young credits Holmgren with laying the foundation for his career.
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((STEVE YOUNG/SAN FRANCISCO QUARTERBACK: ))
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S-Broncos


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-5
GRAPHIC=AFC Championship


Tomorrow's A-F-C championship will put the old against the young at the quarterback position.
Denver's John Elway with his experience in the playoffs against Pittsburgh's young buck Kordell Stewart.
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((JOHN ELWAY/DENVER QUARTERBACK; : ))
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express


The Roanoke Express is back on the ice at the Roundhouse tonight taking on Richmond.
But Express fans will want to wake up early Sunday.
Denise Allen is profiling one of the teams most valuable players tomorrow in Sports Extra.
You can meet Jeffrey Wetter during Sunday Morning.
Tomorrow at eight. Wx-Tape
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