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Up next on News 7 at Six... The ice is slowly thawing on Bent Mountain, where hundreds are still waiting for their power to be restored.
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ANCHOR=Eric

And we'll show you how new technology is helping Roanoke County police officers investigate crime.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
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In sports, Roanoke College was at home this afternoon highlights from this afternoon's A-C-C game.
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And the Lady Flames of Liberty are undefeated and we'll show you two reasons why.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
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Clouds still hanging tough across the mid atlantic. A cure for the winter blahs is coming your way tomorrow.

BentMtn-Wx


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=98-01
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


While most of the region has fully recovered from this week's blast of rain and snow weather, that's not the case in some higher elevations.
Double Boxes=Eric and David/Microwave


David Johnson is on Bent Mountain, now where residents are assessing the damage. David, how are things this evening?
Live=David Full/Microwave
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Eric, AEP is still working around the clock to get people out of the dark.
And as the ice slowly melts away, residents are trying to figure out how to put things back in order. rollcue: put things back in order
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((The storm which literally iced over Bent Mountain has many people still trying to recover from the deep freeze.
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((GLENN REED/REED ORCHARD; WELL WE GOT A LOT OF BROKEN LIMBS, SOME TREES DOWN. YOU KNOW, IT MIGHT AFFECT NEXT YEAR'S CROP BY FIVE OR TEN PERCENT.))
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Glenn Reed's apple orchard was just a few of the thousands of trees snapped in pieces by the damaging freeze.
Reed is just one of many trying to determine how he'll recover.
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((WHEN WE PRUNE THE ORCHARD THIS SPRING, IT WILL BE AN ADDED LABOR COST OF CUTTING OUT ALL OF THE BROKEN BRANCHES.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((ED ELSWICK/BENT MOUNTAIN RESIDENT; WHAT I'M PLANNING ON DOING IS SOON AS IT CLEARS UP WHERE I CAN GET A GOOD LOOK AT THEM IS THE TREES THAT HAVE ANY VALUE TO THEM, I'LL GO AHEAD TAKE THEM DOWN AND SELL THEM.))
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Trees were not the only things snapped in pieces.
Electrical towers wilted under the weight of the ice, and that's the reason several residents remain without power.
The day began with about 16-hundred Bent Mountain residents still in the dark.
Crews continue making repairs to reduce that number.
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((TERRY MCMAHAN/AEP; WE'VE GOTTEN ABOUT THREE OR FOUR HUNDRED OF THEM RESTORED. WITH THIS TRANSFORMER, WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET A COUPLE A HUNDRED MORE AND THEN BEYOND THAT, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT ON THE TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS TO GET THE STATION ENERGIZED.))
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American Electric Power says those downed towers and lines are causing distribution problems for AEP customers.
Double Boxes=Eric and David/Microwave


Crews will work through the weekend and into next week to get everyone's power back on.

Body-Found


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-98
GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire


Authorities say 73-year old William Joseph Thomas died in a fire early this morning in Danville.
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Rescuers found his body in a burning home at 41 Milton Avenue just before five a-m.
Police are not sure what sparked the blaze, and say no one else was injured.
Meanwhile, authorities are continuing their investigation.
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Crime-Mapping


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 98-11
GRAPHIC=Walking the Beat


Roanoke County is one of only three law enforcement agencies to use a crime scene mapping system.
The state of the art equipment enables officers to collect more evidence in less time.
Denise Allen has more in our monthly series "Walking The Beat."
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((SO WE MAP THE WHOLE CAR TOO.))
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This is the new way to investigate traffic accidents.
So when a car plunged from Yellow Mountain Road on to Route 220 in October, Roanoke County investigators brought out their relatively new tool--a forensic mapping system.
Most agencies get out measuring tapes and begin the time consuming task of documenting the scene.
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((TIM WYATT/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: I WOULD THEN HAVE TO GO TO THE STATION AND USE PENCILS, RULERS, PROTRACTOR AND A COMPASS AND IT WOULD TAKE ME AGAIN SEVERAL HOURS TO PRODUCE THAT DIAGRAM.))
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: TIM WYATT SAYS THEY CAN COLLECT 40-PERCENT MORE EVIDENCE IN NEARLY HAVE THE TIME.
A COMPLICATED INTERSECTION SUCH AS STARKEY ROAD AND BUCK MOUNTAIN CAN BE MAPPED WITHOUT EVEN STOPPING TRAFFIC.
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS.
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((TIM WYATT/ROANOKE COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT: THE TOTAL STATION EMITS AN INFRA RED BEAM TO OUR PRISM POLL. THE PRISM POLL OVER A PARTICULAR PIECE OF EVIDENCE.))
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((OR SKIDMARK, AND WE TAKE A SHOT FROM THE PRISM POLL. THE INFRARED BEAM BOUNCES BACK AND IT GIVES US INFORMATION SUCH AS DISTANCE AND ANGLES FROM THE TOTAL STATION.))
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Through using the system on crime scenes and in monthly practice sessions such as this one, Wyatt says they've gotten their margin of error done to about ONE HUNDREDTH of an inch.
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The coordinates collected at the scene are down loaded into a computer.
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((IF WE HAVE A CRIME SCENE EITHER INDOORS OR OUTDOORS IT CAN BE UTILIZED TO PIN POINT EVIDENCE. ALSO THE WAY THE SCENE LOOKED AROUND THE EVIDENCE. WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE PERSPECTIVE WHEN WE GO TO COURT WE CAN NOW LAYOUT A SCALE DIAGRAM.))
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A donation from The Catawba Valley Moose Lodge enabled the Roanoke County Police Department to purchase the equipment which prompts other agencies to call on these officers for state of the art crime scene documentation.
Denise Allen News 7.))

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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
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Their numbers were low but expectations were still high today--
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at the "Thousand Man March".
When the news continues we'll tell you why organizers believe numbers fell this year.
But, first let's check in with Andrew.
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Man-March


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=djo
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Two years ago, about 500-African American men participated in Roanoke's "Thousand Man March".
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That number dropped to eight today.
Local organizers say weather may have been a factor for the low turnout.
Though few attended, the goal remained the same, to rid society of some stereotypes.
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((HAROLD CANNADAY/1000- MAN MARCH ORGANIZER: THE IDEA I OBTAINED FROM THE MILLION MAN MARCH WOULD BE ABLE TO CREATE SOME UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY BY JUST SIMPLY GETTING PEOPLE TOGETHER AND TO SET POSITIVE IMAGES TO SAY THAT NOT ALL AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES ARE VICTIMS OF CRIME OR DRUG USAGE BECAUSE A LOT OF THEM WORK EACH AND EVERY DAY ON THEIR JOBS AND ARE GOOD PROVIDERS FOR THEIR FAMILIES.))
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Participants focus on the contributions of black pioneers from more than 100-years ago.
Cannaday, a Roanoke City Schools employee, says he has seen several positive changes in students since the march began.
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The local event started after the "Million Man March", which was held in Washington D.C. in 1995, where black men gathered to re-dedicate themselves to family unity.

CSX-Concourse


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=98-6
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Clifton Forge has lost its fight to save the CSX-Concourse.
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Town officials met with CSX representatives last October and persuaded the company to leave the structure in the town's care if enough money was raised to renovate it.
But, funds were low and CSX is now following through with plans to demolish the concourse.
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((MARGARET WHITTINGTON/C&O HISTORICAL SOCIETY: IT'S BEEN A LANDMARK HERE IN CLIFTON FORGE FOR MANY YEARS AND WE'RE VERY SORRY TO SEE IT GO BUT WE UNDERSTAND THAT CSX MADE A STRONG, STRONG, BUSINESS DECISION TO REMOVE IT.))
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Demolition crews are now removing asbestos from the roof and will tear the structure down over the next few weeks.
The concourse is one of only two such structures still standing in Virginia.
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WebWatch


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=WebWatch
GRAPHIC=Web Watch


If you're trying to figure out when to watch your favorite Olympic events, the web can help.
And find out what the President has planned for YOUR money in 1999.
More in this week's WebWatch
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(( INTRO The Winter Olympic games are as complicated as they are colorful, as you try to keep track of schedules, events and athletes competing half a world away.
But, the official Olympic website can help you keep track of the action in Nagano.
A headline ticker and slide show gives you details of the day with a glance.
The site boasts 30 thousand pages of information. There are news headlines, a schedule of events... and the site will also keep a running medal count.
There's also a place for the kids to play, featuring an interactive olympic ice hockey game.

For a little Olympic background information, World Book Encyclopedia set up a special site, explaining the history behind the symbols and events of the ancient and modern olympic games.

The internet gambling industry is fighting for survival in the United States.
Congressman Bob Goodlatte is one of the sponsors of a bill that would outlaw internet gambling in the U.S. That bill is currently before a house panel.
Industry executive say they'd be willing to pay U.S. taxes, to avoid being banned.

Speaking of taxes, where are YOURS going to go in 1999? Find out here... the Office of Management and Budget website has the full text of President Clinton's budget for next year.
You can download large portions of the documents, or search for specific topics.
There's also a section explaining the budget process, how the money is spent, and where it comes from.

The links to these sites are on the WebWatch page on the WDBJ Website, at www-dot-wdbj7-dot-com.))

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And coming up when the news continues, Roy Stanley will take a look at sports highlights and Andrew Frieden will have the complete forecast for the rest of the weekend--stay with us. Forecasts
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
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And coming up, An ODAC showdown at the Bast Center between Roanoke and Hampden-Sydney Clemson beats Wake Forest.
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And the Labonte brothers, Bobby and Terry will start on the front row in next weekends Daytona 500.
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S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
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The Roanoke men's basketball team came into today game against ODAC rival Hampden Sydney riding a two game winning streak while the Tigers entered the contest with a 11 and 3 conference mark.
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Page Moir's 9 and 9 Maroons might not have Sydney's 17 and 3 overall record but they would play hard.
In the first half; Roanoke senior Nathan Hungate gets the ball inside to Alex Phillips who nails the turn around jumper from just outside the paint.
Then; the former Northside star takes matters into his own hands stealing former Salem standout Kevin Garst's pass. He goes coast to coast for the lay up. 16-13 Maroons lead.
SUPER=34-Roanoke/79/Hampden-Sydney/62/; Tony's Tigers would make a run of

their own. Kristian Hargadon steps up and snaps the nylon with the three pointer.
Then; Chris Fox finds T.J. Grimes who sinks the rainbow J; and Roanoke wins the ODAC clash 79 to 62.
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S-Clemson


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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In the A-C-C this afternoon, Wake Forest was on the Road at Clemson taking on the Tigers.
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SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/JP-RAYCOM; :


Rick Barnes and his team needing a win to keep pace in the conference.
It was all Wake early in the first half Tony Rutland pulls up and hits the three pointer from the corner Wake led by 3.
The Tigers go to Harold Jamison who scores the easy basket inside and Clemson took its first lead of the half.
This time Clemson gets out on the SUPER=33-Clemson/71/Wake Forest/46/;run

Terrell McIntyre passes to Greg Buckner for the Jam and Clemson goes on to win it 71 to 46.
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PINNACLE BOARD FULL (99052)
And tomorrow at one North Carolina returns to the hardwood taking on Georgia Tech and you can see it right here on Your Hometown Station beginning at 1 olcock.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
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V-M-I was on the road this afternoon at Army.
And Army wins the game 78 to 76.
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And at the Dedmon Center this afternoon, Radford Hosted UNC-Asheville and the Highlanders win it 91 to 87.

S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-38
GRAPHIC=Daytona Logo


When the green flag drops for next Sunday's Daytona 500 the front row will be a Labonte family affair.
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While his brother watched from the top of a trailer Bobby Labonte knocked Terry off the front spot with a speed of 192 point 415 miles per hour putting Bobby on the pole for the 500.
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((BOBBY LABONTE/DAYTONA 500 POLE WINNER: ))
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Terry's speed of 192.127 puts him on the outside pole the Brothers will start up front in the Daytona 500.
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ANCHOR=Roy
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The remainder of the field will be determined in Thursday's qualifying races. PINNACLE BOARD FULL (1050)
And tonight at 7:30 on Your Hometown Station Mike Stevens will have a half hour preview of the 1998 season.
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S-Liberty


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# S8-3
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The Lady Flames are defending their Big South Conference Championship in fine fashion.
And two of the reasons for Liberty's success are identical.
Denise Allen explains.
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(( The Wilkerson twins are double trouble--for the other team.
It's always been that way.
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((SHARON WILKERSON/LIBERTY GUARD: WE PLAYED SO WELL TOGETHER THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL WE HONESTLY THOUGHT THAT COLLEGES WOULD ALWAYS REQUIRE US TO BE TOGETHER THERE WERE SOME JUST LOOKING FOR A SHOOTING GUARD AND THERE WERE SOME JUST LOOKING FOR A POINT GUARD.))
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((SARAH WILKERSON/LIBERTY GUARD: IF ONE COLLEGE WAS RECRUITING HER AND WASN'T RECRUITING ME WE JUST SAID NO WE'RE A PACKAGE DEAL. YOU GET ONE YOU GET BOTH OF US.))
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Liberty Coach Rick Reeves has known for years the Wilkerson twins would ignite the Lady Flames.
They've been attending his basketball camp since the seventh grade.
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((COACH RICK REEVES/LIBERTY FLAMES HEAD COACH: WHEN THEY WERE IN THE NINTH GRADE I TOLD THEM, "YOU TWO GIRLS ARE GOING TO BE VERY TALENTED PLAYERS AND I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO PLAY FOR ME SOME DAY." AND THEY LAUGHED THEY THOUGHT THEY'D NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH.))
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But coach says their work ethic and desire to play the game has made them a force to be reckoned.
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: THE WILKERSON TWINS BRING NEW MEANING TO THE PHRASE MIND-GAMES. THEY COMMUNICATE BY EYE CONTACT OR JUST THINKING OF THEIR NEXT MOVE.
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((SHARON WILKERSON: I CAN KNOW WHAT'S THINKING. I CAN KNOW WHEN SHE'S GOING TO DRIVE. I KNOW WHERE TO GO AND IT'S JUST SO OBVIOUS WE PLAY SO WELL TOGETHER.))
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((COACH REEVES: THEY'RE JUST LIKE A GREAT BOXER WITH A GREAT RIGHTHAND AND THEN A GREAT LEFT HAND. YOU CAN'T WATCH OUT FOR JUST ONE THEY PLAY GREAT TOGETHER BUT THEY ALSO PLAY WELL WITH THEIR TEAMMATES AND THEY BRING OUT THE BEST IN THE OTHER PLAYERS.))
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And the chemistry is definitely working as the Lady Flames are having one of their best seasons ever.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.)) Wx-Tape
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