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ANCHOR=Keith

They're counting the hours 'til the power's restored on Bent Mountain.
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VO-NAT


But it may be more like DAYS before the lights on on again.... A LIVE report from Joe Dashiell on that tops NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we watch a lopsided debate in Richmond over which tax deserves the axe. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, North Carolina wins the battle of college basketball's top ranked teams.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And a Cave Spring volleyball player will continue her career at the University of North Carolina.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The mid-Atlantic is having trouble clearing out from this latest winter storm. Improvement by the second half of the weekend in our forecast.

Bent-Mountain


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


The number of people without power continues to drop in Western Virginia and southern West Virginia. But in many areas the work continues.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell is back on Bent Mountain tonight. Joe is there any good news yet for folks living there?
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;
(Joe ad lib)

rollcue: healthy dose of good humor
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SUPER=01-Eddie Durham/WDBJ-7 Engineer;:55
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Live=Joe Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave




Gilmore


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore


Snow and fog forced Governor Gilmore to cut short his tour Virginia storm damage.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Abingdon


The governor flew into Abingdon today after a visit to Richlands.
He had planned to visit Grundy, as well, but the weather wouldn't cooperate.
Hundreds are still without power in far southwest Virginia, but the governor says A-E-P crews are working hard.
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IN Q=Not everybody has been

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NOT EVERYBODY HAS BEEN RESTORED BECAUSE THE COMPANY'S FIRST PRIORITY NATURALLY IS TO GET POWER RESTORED IN THE COMUNITIES WHERE THERE ARE CLINICS AND THE NEEDS FOR THOSE KINDS OF SERVICES.))
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RUNS=:11
OUT Q=kinds of services.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dickenson Co.


Two to three FEET of snow fell in some places in the coalfields.
One death in western Virginia has been blamed on the storm.
A man died yesterday while shoveling snow in Rockingham County.
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Train-Wreck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=97-97
GRAPHIC=Train Derailment


More rain and soggy ground is slowing repair work at the site of yesterday's Norfolk-Southern derailment.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Glasgow/Thursday;


Crews in Glasgow continue to work around the clock.
So far they have hoisted three cars out of the Maury River.
Two heavy engines remain derailed in the muck.
Once all of the cars are re-railed, the next chore is fixing 250-feet of track that slid off an embankment.
Norfolk Southern estimates THAT chore will last at least 12-hours.
The railroad said trains should be able to resume their normal routes by tomorrow afternoon.
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Frith


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=Earl Frith


A long night in U-S District Court ended in a conviction for Realtor Earl Frith at 3:30 this morning!
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/3:39 This Morning


The Floyd County auctioneer was found guilty of "structuring" bank deposits.
After NINE hours of deliberations, the jury was UNable to reach a unanimous decision on the money laundering charge. 15:30:30 ((I THINK WE WOULD LIKED TO HAVE FINISHED THIS, BUT WE'LL JUST HAVE TO DECIDE THAT LATER. I guess it's over now. Are you disappointed that you didn't get a chance to render a verdict? WE WOULD LIKED TO HAVE DECIDED IT.))
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**Keith on ENG**
SUPER=@file


Judge James Turk declared a mis-trial on that one count, rather than let the jury struggle with it any longer. 15:31:20 ((I THOUGHT IT WAS CLOSE TO GETTING IT SOLVED, BUT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT. WHAT WERE THE NUMBERS? I GUESS CLOSE TO FINDING HIM NOT GUILTY ON THAT LAST COUNT.))
SUPER=01-Louis Welch/Jury Foreman
RUNS=:12
OUT=last count.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Tuesday


That count involved 40-thousand dollars from Pam Cruz.
She told Frith the money had come from her husband, drug trafficker Javier Cruz.
By that time- -May of 1991- -Cruz and his wife were helping the D-E-A try to snare others allegedly involved in the cocaine conspiracy.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Earl Frith


Frith will be sentenced later.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Which will benefit more Virginians--a cut in the car tax or a cut in the tax on groceries? A state senator vowed to debate Governor Gilmore on the matter, whether or not the Governor showed up. We'll show you what happened, later on News 7 at Six.
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and lawmakers also took up the matter of a Vinton family's pet pigs. We'll tell you what the future holds for Arnold, Wilbur and Charlotte.
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Tech-Police


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-96
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


A Virginia Tech police officer has quit his job after he lost key evidence in a fatal car crash.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/March 1997;


Officer Todd Miller says Evelyn Williams failed several sobriety tests the night she killed 20-year-old Daniel Kelly.
But Williams was found not guilty of drunk driving and involuntary manslaughter.
The judge threw out the sobriety tests because Officer Miller lost his notes.
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SOT 1:58:53
SOT 8:37:42 IN ROANOKE!!!!
IN Q=The police chief

((LARRY HINCKER/VA TECH: THE POLICE CHIEF IS A BIT PERPLEXED. ... QUESTION FOR US. NANCY KELLY/VICTIM'S MOTHER: THEY LOST NOTES ... EVERYTHING WAS ... VERY DIFFERENT VERDICT.))
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SUPER=01-Nancy Kelly/Victim's Mother; :18
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OUT Q=verdict
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VO-NAT


Tech Police are investigating the way they handled the case.
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Clinton-Wintergreen


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-94
GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton


Amidst all the skiers at the Wintergreen Resort today, there also were a lot of men in dark suits and trenchcoats.. Secret Service agents preparing for President Clinton's visit there next week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Nelson Co.


Starting Sunday, 120 Democratic members of Congress will converge on the Nelson County resort for three days of seminars and policy discussion.
Clinton and Vice President Al Gore are expected to join the group for a few hours on Tuesday.
Wintergreen officials have been busy working out the logistics of a presidential visit.
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SOT 00:02:35
IN Q=Obviously with

((MARK GLICKMAN/WINTERGREEN RESORT: OBVIOUSLY, WITH A GROUP LIKE THIS YOU'RE WORKING FOR A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE. YOU HAVE EVERYBODY FROM THE SECRET SERVICE TO THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS OFFICE TO U.S. CAPITOL POLICE. THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS AND THEY ALL HAVE THEIR OWN SET OF NEEDS. SO THE FACT THAT YOU'RE DEALING WITH MULTIPLE DEPARTMENTS AND BASICALLY THEY SET UP THE WHITE HOUSE HERE AT WINTERGREEN WHILE THEY'RE AWAY. IT'S KIND OF A WHITE HOUSE ON THE ROAD THING.))
SUPER=01-Mark Glickman/Wintergreen Resort; :00
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=on the road thing.
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VO-NAT


Glickman says former Congressman L-F Payne, who owns Wintergreen, was instrumental in convincing the group to hold its retreat there.
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Pig-Bill


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-100
GRAPHIC=Session 98


They huffed and they puffed and they killed the bill for the three little pigs from Vinton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/File Tape;


Emma Saunders lobbied the House Agriculture committee herself to be able to classify Arnold, Wilbur, and Charlotte as domestic animals.
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SOT 12:52:31
IN Q=I'm into

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: I'M INTO PETS. I KNOW PEOPLE LIKE TO HAVE PETS. THEY'RE SMARTER THAN MOST OTHER ANIMALS, IS MY UNDERSTANDING. SO IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT I GOT REAL UPSET ABOUT. I THOUGHT ONCE WE PUT IT IN THE PROPER FORM STATUTORILY THAT IT WAS OKAY. But the committee did not agree? BUT THE COMMITTEE DID NOT AGREE FOR WHATEVER REASON. I THINK SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST ANTI-PIG.))
SUPER=@Jackson;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=anti-pig.
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VO-NAT


With a 15-to-9 vote, the pot-bellied pig bill is dead for this year... and Saunders' pigs remain in limbo at a campground in Wytheville.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market rallied today. TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
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Marye-Challenge


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-1
GRAPHIC=Personal Property Tax


The great debate on the car tax versus the food tax went off like clockwork today at high noon.
It was a little one-sided though.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=The governor
SUPER=03-Richmond; :00
SUPER=@Marye; :06
SUPER=@Ellen2; :13
SUPER=01-Lila Young/Gilmore Spokeswoman; 1:05
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( The Governor was off touring his storm stricken state...so the state Senator started without him. 12:26:51 ((I DID NOT COME HERE TO EMBARRASS THE GOVERNOR.))
RUNS=:03


Madison Marye may be the legislature's lost causes leader -- but he's NOT giving up his fight to cut the tax on groceries instead of Jim Gilmore's car tax cut.
Marye had all the camera friendly props to make some serious points about the car tax.
sot tape one 12:18:34

((SEN. MADISON MARYE: IT'S GONNA BENEFIT THE WEALTHY MUCH MORE THAN THE POOR. MY BILL TREATS EVERYBODY ACROSS THE BOARD THE SAME.))
runs=:11


Marye's figures show that under Gilmore's bill, the average family with a five thousand dollar car would get 19 dollars in tax relief this year.
Under Marye's food tax bill, the average family that spends 100 dollars a week on groceries would get 52-dollars in relief.
Even in the fifth year of the phase-in, "no car tax" would mean 128- dollars relief under Gilmore's plan for that family... or 156 dollars relief if the food tax was cut.
The Governor's office does NOT dispute the numbers.
SOT TAPE TWO 12:44:49

((LILA YOUNG/GILMORE SPOKESWOMAN: THIS WAS HIS MANDATE AND HE WOULDN'T BE TRUE TO THE PEOPLE IF HE DIDN'T DO WHAT I ASKED HIM TO DO. AND THEY STILL WANT HIM TO DO IT. THEY CALL HIM ALL THE TIME AND TELL HIM THEY WANT HIM TO DO IT. SO IT REMAINS WHAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WANT AND THAT'S WHAT HE'S GONNA DO.))
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SOT tape two 12:27:25

((I HAVE HAD REPUBLICANS COME TO ME AND SAY I LIKE YOUR BILL. SOME SAY I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN VOTE FOR IT.))
RUNS=:11


The press corps agreed Marye had won-- so the senator headed back to the Senate floor, clearly proud of his performance.
On Tuesday, the public gets to comment to the Senators in a hearing on both tax cuts.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Steve Mason will have a live report from the Roundhouse, Mike Stevens will have a sneak preview of tomorrow night's Dash to Daytona special on Your Hometown Station--
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VO-NAT ENG#


And North Carolina wins the showdown on Tobacco Road and should replace Duke at the top of the Polls.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE98-2, S8-4 **Two Tapes**
GRAPHIC=Express/Chesapeake


The Express takes the ice tonight against Northeast division rival Chesapeake as one of many events that will highlight a very special hockey weekend.
Double Boxes=Roy and Steve/Microwave


Steve Mason joins us from the Round House to tell us more about what's going on; Steve.
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Steve1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


Roy, tonight marks the beginning of Hockey history weekend here in the valley. The featured attractions are an Old Timers Game, two Express games and the first ever Roanoke Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The Roanoke Old Timers are playing the Greensboro Old Timers on the ice right now. We managed to steal two players, Pierre Paiement and Claude Piche. STEVE ASKS CLAUDE 2 QUESTIONS. PLEASE PUT UP BOARDS OVER HIM AS SOON AS HE IS ESTABLISHED.
(Steve ad libs live interviews)
Claude-- talk about the Roanoke team.
SUPER=01-Claude Piche/Former Roanoke Valley Rebel; :


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STEVE THEN TALKS TO PIERRE PAIEMENT
Thanks Claude, Express General Manager Pierre Paiement is playing and heading up the Hall of Fame induction festivities tomorrow night. 10 hockey greats will be inducted--Pierre any hints to their names? Or what can we expect?

SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :00
(Steve ad libs live interview)

PLEASE B-ROLL OVER PIERRE'S SECOND ANSWER
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SUPER=04-File Tape; :00
RUNS=:09!!!
(B roll over live interview)
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Talent=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;

Steve ad libs to Express bite.
(Rollcue...NORTHEAST DIVISION GAME)

Thanks Pierre--Now in about an hour this place will get real serious as the Express takes the ice against Chesapeake in a Northeast division game.
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((WAYNE STRACHAN/EXPRESS FORWARD:))
SUPER=01-Wayne Strachan/Express Forward; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...things will go well"
Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;


(Steve tosses back to Roy)
It's gonna be a great weekend for hockey. Roy--they have a uniform with your name on it all ready to go, so come on over after the 6!

S-Volley


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#GIRL-97
GRAPHIC=VOLLEYBALL


The area's best high school volleyball player secured her college education today by signing scholarship papers with the University of North Carolina.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00


Cave Spring's Lindsay Cannon the Roanoke Valley District's player of the year picked the Tarheels over JMU and Wyoming.
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IN Q="As you know...

((LINDSAY CANNON/SIGNS WITH UNC:))
SUPER=01-Lindsay Cannon/Signs With UNC; :00
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OUT Q=...VERY EXCITED."
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SUPER=04-1997 Season; :00


At Six Feet Three Inches tall, Cannon had the ability to dominate games last season.
But she know things will be different in college.
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IN Q=BITE

((LINDSAY CANNON:)) ((PENNY WILLIAMS/CAVE SPRING VOLLEYBALL COACH:))
SUPER=01-Penny Williams/Cave Spring Volleyball Coach;:19
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=...CAPITALIZE ON."
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S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-38
GRAPHIC=DAYTONA SPEEDWAY


Winston Cup qualifying is on tap for tomorrow at Daytona, and the racing action also is ready to fire up up on Your Hometown Station.
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PINNACLE BOARD FULL (1050)
Tomorrow night at 7:30 Mike Stevens will have a special half hour preview of the 1998 NASCAR season.
Let's see what's in store on the "Dash To Daytona."
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IN Q="Thanks Roy...
SUPER=@mike1; :00
RUNS=:39
OUT Q=...DAYTONA SPECIAL."
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S-Carolina


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-1
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


North Carolina should replace Duke as number one in College basketball after beating the Blue Devils Last night 97 to 73.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/JP-RAYCOM SPORTS; :


Carolina's Antawn Jamison scored a game high 35 points as the Tar Heels led by as many as 20 points in the second half of the game.
Duke cut that lead to single digits late in the second half but the Tar Heels hold on for the 97 to 73 win.
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IN Q="We had...

((BILL GUTHRIDGE/NORTH CAROLINA HEAD COACH: )) ((MIKE KRZYZWESKI/DUKE HEAD COACH: ))
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SUPER=01-Mike Krzyzweski/Duke Head Coach; :
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