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ANCHOR=Jean
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NExt on News 7-
An area lawmaker apparently attempts to kill himself just after he was indicted-
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And NFL football is coming back to CBS.
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Wx-Heads
TALENT=Robin
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Clouds on the increase tomorrow and temperatures a full 20 degrees colder. Details coming up.

medical-heads


ANCHOR=Tonya
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A local doctor refutes a study's findings
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that drinking red wine could lower the risk of an aged-related blindness. Plus-- some Virginia Lawmakers are fighting for the rights of mentally disabled citizens. We've got it all on Health Check.
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A Giles County Supervisor apparently attempts suicide this afternoon just hours after he was indicted by a Grand Jury.
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5-GILES-INDICTMENTS


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=THA
TAPE#597-52
GRAPHIC=news-7 at five


Good Evening, I'm Jean Jadhon.
SS=legal scales


Details surrounding the state police investigation of Bobby Williams are still coming in-
But they apparently involve the illegal taping of a cellular phone conversation.
DOUBLE BOXES JEAN/TERESA


Teresa Hamilton has been looking into the allegations... and joins us from our Blacksburg newsroom.
SUPER=@teresa1;
SUPER=22-Blacksburg;


Jean, we don't much right now about the allegation itself because the indictment is still sealed.
This is what we know...
Authorities had seen and spoken with Williams earlier today about the allegation- and were under the assumption he was planning to turn himself in.
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SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


But when that didn't happen-- Sheriff's deputies went to his Ripplemead home this afternoon.
That's when they discovered-- Williams had apparently tried to hurt himself by slashing his wrist.
Williams was immediately taken to a local hospital.
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LIVE=teresa full


Sources say Williams is going to recover--
Family members have asked that NO information on his condition be made available.
SUPER=22-Blacksburg;
double boxes Jean/Teresa
(question:Teresa, are others involved in the indictment? )
(How long has Williams been a supervisor?)


5-special-election


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#NONE
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Polls are open for three special elections in the Commonwealth today.
Results from these House of Delegates elections could determine control of Virginia's legislature.
The Board of Elections has to certify the ballots in Prince William, Chesterfield, and Chesapeake House districts.
The Virginia Supreme Court is deciding at this hour if it should force the Board to certify those ballots tonight and tomorrow so winning candidates can take office as soon as the General Assembly convenes tomorrow.
The Board wants to wait until Friday to ensure accuracy.

5-Gilmore


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
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TAPE#597-48
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Governor-elect Jim Gilmore says he's honoring the debt to America's founders with his "no car tax" pledge.
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SUPER=03-Williamsburg;


Gilmore's latest stop in a week of pre-inaugural activities was Colonial Williamsburg's Raliegh Tavern-- where he hob-nobbed with actors portraying Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson.
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SOT 01:58:25 TAPE ONE
IN Q=Virginians

((GOV.-ELECT JIM GILMORE: VIRGINIANS ARE A GENEROUS PEOPLE, AND OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, 40 BILLIONS....WE REJECT BEING A PEOPLE FOR THE GOVERNMENT.))
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Gilmore says he's underestimated the cost of the car tax cut-- but may NOT release new projections until next week.
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5-KAST


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
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TAPE#97-83
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A special prosecutor has been appointed to handle a controversial Giles County rape case.
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SUPER=03-Giles Co./File Tape;


Giles County Prosecutor Garland Spangler asked for a special prosecutor after months of publicity surrounding a case involving Cory Kast.
Today a judge appointed Floyd County Commonwealth's Attorney Gino Williams to handle the charges against Kast.
He's accused of several crimes, including robbery and abduction against rape victim Renee Trump.
At one time a rape charge against Kast was dropped after Spangler failed to prosecute the case in a timely manner.
After that, Kast was indicted on the other charges.
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5-TLC


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#598-02
GRAPHIC=TAP


Total Action Against Poverty has run into another problem in it's efforts to fund the Transitional Living Center.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A recent grant application to fund the center was rejected after five pages were accidently left out.
But TAP says there's a bigger problem.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has rejected the document that addresses the Roanoke Region's homeless problem, called the Continuium of Care.
TAP officials say it's the same document HUD accepted for the past nine years.
They believe growing homeless problems in Northern Virginia pushed Roanoke out of the running for grant money.
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SOT 15:22:45
IN Q=we all have to

((ELLEN BROWN/TOTALL ACTION AGAINST POVERTY; WE ALL HAVE TO PULL TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE THAT QUALITY PROGRAMS FOR HOMELESS PERSONS ARE SUPPORTED FINANCIALLY AND IN KIND AND IN VOLUNTEERISM FROM OUT COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE CAN'T COUNT ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO WORK WITH US.))
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OUT Q=work with us
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TAP will apply for another grant next year,
Brown says the only way to make sure the Transitional Living Center keeps operating is to support it with local funding.
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5-North-WX


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
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As if a thick layer of ice wasn't enough for people in the Northeast-
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SUPER=03-Chazy, NY;


Mother nature today added wind- the bone chilling kind.
120 thousand people in Northern New York State are without power-
Now Utility workers are pouring in from all around the country-
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SOT 14:01:43
IN Q=

((I'VE BEEN IN THE BUSINESS FOR 32 YEARS. I'VE NEVER SEEN A STORM LIKE THIS.)) ((WE LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT TORNADOS, EARTHQUEAKES, FLOODS. SO WE ALWAYS FELT PRETTY PROTECTED.))
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OUT Q=felt pretty protected."
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Not even protection from price gougers- who are apparenty taking advantage.
Officials are looking into reports of generators that normally cost 500 dollars being sold off of trucks for as much as three-thousand.
New York law prohibits inflating prices on necessities in emergencies.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER


ANCHOR=Jean
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The Hill City is beefing up its arsenal to combat drugs...
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A little later on NEWS-7 at FIVE...Books are heading to Africa-- it's a gift to one of Roanoke's Sister Cities.
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ANCHOR=Tonya


Tonight on Health Check--red wine and your eyesight...not everyone's agreeing with the latest study... 2-SHOT
ANCHOR=Jean


Also coming up--scientific questions could be answered thanks to the lunar Prospector project.
ANCHOR=Tonya


Details ahead and the Two Minute Ticker-- when we come back. cc sponsor
Comm Break#1


5-Iraq


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Iraq said it would-- and today IT DID block a United Nations inspections team from doing its work.
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SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


Iraq claims the team leader American, Scott Ritter is a spy- but today the head of weapons inspections says that's just not true.
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SOT 14:14:15
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((RICHARD BUTLER/WEAPONS INSPECTIONS CHIEF: HE'S NOT A SPY. HE'S A U.N. OFFICIAL. THE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN SAID ABOUT HIM SIMPLY ARE NOT TRUE. THEY'RE NOT RESPECTABLE.))
SUPER=01-Richard Butler/Weapons Inspections Chief;
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OUT Q=they're not respectable."
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U-N Security council members met for two hours today- to discuss a possible next move.
Antoher meeting is planned. It's expected to produce a statement denoucing Iraq.
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5-Drug-Team


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
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Lynchburg's police force is adding a little more muscle to its war on drugs.
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The department has received a 90- thousand dollar state grant to create a Drug Interdiction Team.
The narcotics team will target areas where large amounts of drugs are coming into Lynchburg-- including the bus station, airport and major highways.
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((COL. CHARLES BENNETT/LYNCHBURG POLICE CHIEF: CLEARLY WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, WITH MORE RESOURCES WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PUT MORE TIME, MORE ENERGY, MORE INVESTIGATORY RESOURCES BEHIND THIS ASPECT OF OUR EFFORTS TO CONTROL ILLEGAL DRUGS AND THAT'S GOING TO BE A BIG HELP.))
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OUT Q=a big help.
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Lynchburg will need to pick up nine percent of the tab for the two new officers.
City council will vote on the issue at tonight's meeting.
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5-Lunar-Probe


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The Lunar prospector is successfully in place- in orbit 63 miles from the moon's surface.
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Scientists say the Propector is functioning just as planned-
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((ALAN BINDER/LUNAR PROSPECTOR INVESTIGATOR: WE WILL FIND WATER IF IT IS THERE IN A FEW WEEKS TO A MONTH AND HALF.))
SUPER=01-Alan Binder/Lunar Prospector Investigator;
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OUT Q=TO A MONTH AND A HALF."
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The spacecraft was launched January 6th-
It's primary mission is to find information on the Moon's surface.
One key question if there is water on the moon in the form of ice.
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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
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It may be the dead of winter, but the growing season is right around the corner--
Growers are looking for ways to make their jobs a little easier.
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STOCKS BUMP NEXT
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5-HORT-CONF


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Horticulturists throughout the region have gathered in Roanoke to plan for the coming season. DOUBLE BOX JEAN/PATRICK
Patrick Evans is at the Hotel Roanoke, where exhibitors from around the country have come to display their wares.
Patrick, what are the hot new items.
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SUPER=21-Patrick Evans;
SUPER=22-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Libby Whitley/Horticulture Conference;
SUPER=01-Jean Brook/Dillman Farm;
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DOUBLE BOX PATRICK/ROBIN
Forecasts
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SUPER=333-Clear/& Colder/20-24/Increasing Clouds/Cooler/38-42;
SUPER=334-Clear &/Colder/16-22/Rain or/Freezing Rain/37-41;
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health music under


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
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In tonight's Ticker-- A look back to last night's Tech-UVA game as well as a look ahead at the new home for AFC football--
ANCHOR=Tonya

Next on health check--the Roanoke Valley mental health association
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says Virginia's system of providing publicly funded services is severely underfunded.
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((DIANE KELLY/ROANOKE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC. DIR.:THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS DURING THE COURSE OF THEIR TWO YEAR STUDY HAVE IDENTIFIED 300-MILLION DOLLARS WORTH OF UNMET NEED EXISTING RIGHT NOW IN THIS STATE.))
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OUT Q=this state.

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six-preview


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SUPER=@Keith1;


Good afternoon, I'm Keith Humphry.
Here's a preview of one of the stories we're working on for News-7 at Six:
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It's been a rough couple of weeks for Asian stock markets.
Some American companies doing business overseas have seen their profits fall.
But there's one business here in Roanoke that has been able to survive the so-called Asian Flu.
Optical Cable's C-E-O has some surprising thoughts about the situation in the Far East.
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((BOB KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE: WE SEE HUGE POTENTIAL, PARTICULARLY WITH JAPAN. ))
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Kopstein says there is plenty of business to be found in those foreign markets ... if you know where to look.
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ANCHOR=Keith


We'll also hear what a local analyst has to say about this Asian crisis.
double boxes Jean/Keith


That story's at the top of the hour...
ANCHOR=Jean


Thanks Keith.

5-Wine-Vision


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-57
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A recent study reports drinking moderate amounts of red wine may lower the risk of a blinding disease-- but at least one local doctor is skeptical.
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The report found that wine drinking was associated with lower rates of macular degeneration--the most common cause of decreased vision in people over the age of 65.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Macular degernation cannot be corrected by removing cataracts or changing eyeglass prescriptions.
Researchers examined more than three-thousand participants in a federal study back in the 1970s..
A specialist says the study never found a direct link between drinking wine and a lower risk of macular degeneration.
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SOT 13:27:07
IN Q=I wouldn't start

((DR. JOHN HINES/OPTOMETRIST:I WOULDN'T START DRINKING RED WINE IF I WASN'T DOING IT ALREADY IF I WAS DRINKING RED WINE LOOKING FOR FURTHER JUSTIFICATION IT MIGHT GIVE ME SOME IMPULSE TO CONTINUE TO DO SO BUT I DON'T THINK THAT TAKING UP ALCOHOL IS A GOOD IDEA.))
SUPER=01-Dr. John Hines/Optometrist;
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OUT Q=good idea.
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Doctor Hines says there is no proven cure for macular degeneration--except laser surgery.
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5-fruit


ANCHOR=Tonya
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=amo
TAPE#598-01
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Eat your fruits and veggies to beat cancer.
That's the advice from a United Nations health agency.
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SUPER=04-File;


The World Health Organization is urging everyone to reach for fresh fruit and veggies instead of pills.
The agency says beta-carotene pills do not contain fiber or other elements-- able to fight cancer like food does.
In fact, it says, the pills may even -increase- the risk of lung cancer and heart disease among smokers.
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ANCHOR=Tonya
SS=HOLD


The recommendations come after scientists looked at all the published data on the health effects of beta-carotene and similar compounds.
Beta-carotene is the vegetable form of vitamin A.

5-Mental-Health


ANCHOR=Tonya
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WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-54
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Virginia lawmakers are facing a public health problem: the condition of mental health hospitals in the state.
Tomorrow, a legislative committee is expected to release the findings and recommendations of a two year study that evaluated the future of publicly funded mental health, retardation and substance abuse services.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Director of the Roanoke Valley Mental Health Association Diane Kelly says Virginia's system is understaffed and underfunded.
Kelly says prevention is the key.
And that when mental health needs are not addressed, people end up in the criminal justice system or rely heavily on social services.
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SOT 10:18:30
IN Q=I don't

((DIANE KELLY/ROANOKE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOC. DIR.: I DON'T THINK THEY'VE SPENT ENOUGH TIME AND ENOUGH EMPHASIS ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS ISSUES IN AND THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF PREVENTION.))
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OUT Q=of prevention.
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One aspect of the committee's restructuring plan includes an independent agency to monitor patient care statewide.
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2-shot-toss
ANCHOR=Jean


Let's turn now to sports--where the Hokies won bragging rights on the hardwood last night...
ANCHOR=Tonya


Here's Steve Mason with the highlights and the latest from the Roanoke Express.

S5-Stuff


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-32
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Good afternoon everyone, welcome to your 2 minute ticker. Lets start on the freezer floor.
SS=Express/Wheeling


A win over Wheeling tonight and the Express can move into a tie for first place with Richmond in the Northeast Division.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Morning; :00


While the team's practice this morning was lite; the Express seemed focussed; but not on leading the division.
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((DUANE HARMER/EXPRESS CAPTAIN:)) ((FRANK ANZALONE/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Duane Harmer/Express Captain; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Anzalone/Express Head Coach; :09
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...off screens"
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SUPER=03-New York;


In football; CBS held a news conference today to officially announce the return of AFC football to the network. CBS has a 8 year 4 billion dollar deal with the NFL to televise games.
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((SEAN MCMANUS/PRESIDENT OF CBS SPORTS:))
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OUT Q=...ring to it"
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SUPER=04-1997 Season;


One racing note. Coming up at six; Mike Stevens will preview the NASCAR media tour with stops at various Winston Cup shops in the Carolinas.
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S5-Hokies


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-31
GRAPHIC=Tech/UVA


On to basketball. Two of the last three meetings between Virginia and Virginia Tech were decided by only one point.
But last night at the Roanoke Civic Center the Cavaliers beat the Hokies by 14, 69 to 55.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Hokies vs Cavaliers; :


Both teams entered the contest right at the 500 mark.
Virginia got off to a good start on the shoulders of forward Norman Nolan who scored the Cavaliers first 7 points.
The Hokies shot just about 25-per cent in the first half but cut the lead to four 22 to 18 when Brendan Dunlop hit the old fashion three point play.
Virginia led by 11 at the half and SUPER=33-Virginia/69/Virginia

Tech/55/;the Cavaliers pulled away in the second half to beat the Hokies 69 to 55 Norman Nolan scored 20 and Colin Ducharme a Career high 16.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm pretty

((ROLAN ROBERTS/9 POINTS 4 REBOUNDS: )) ((COLIN DUCHARME/16 POINTS 9 REBOUNDS: ))
SUPER=01-Rolan Roberts/9 Points 4 Rebounds for Tech; :
SUPER=01-Norman Nolan/20 Points 11 Rebounds for UVa; :
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=ticker


Coming up at six, More from Charlotte and the Express; but there is still more news 7 at 5 headed your way.

5-Africa-Books


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=JHa
TAPE#597-49
GRAPHIC=NONE


Donations of "Books for Africa" left Roanoke today heading to schools in the Star City's sister city in Kenya.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Roanoke Valley Sister City organization and local businesses joined together a year and a half ago to form "Books for Africa".
The volunteer organization has been collecting books from various sources.
It then sorts the reading material to send to schools in Kisumu
(ki-SOO-moo).

Kissumo Kenya, where the library's shelves are mostly bare.
"Books for Africa" sent its first donation of 38-thousand books to Kenya today.
It hopes to ship two more shipments in the spring.
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bye
ANCHOR=Jean


That's it for us on NEWS-7 at Five--
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Be sure to check out who's cooking in the Weekend Diner--
Just one feature of our new weekend morning newscasts..
News-7 Saturday Morning and Sunday Morning-- both hourlong newscasts begin at 8.
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I'll see you later...goodnight. ANCHOR=Jean