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Taiwan-crash


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=ssa
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Commercial


More than two hundred people are dead after a China Airlines jet crashed into a Taiwan neighborhood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;


Reports out of Taiwan indicate there are no survivors among the planes 196 passengers and crew.
And police say at least seven people were killed on the GROUND as the jet smashed through 12 homes.
Officials say the Airbus-300 encountered thick fog while attempting to land at (Tie-pay's)Taipei's International airport.
One witness described the scene on the ground as a "scene from hell".
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Iraq


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net A
GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict


U-N Secretary General Kofi (Anne-in) Annan is not having success negotiating with the U-N Security Council.
Annan wants ambassadors from the U-S, France, Britain, Russia and China to endorse one last effort to bring a peaceful solution to the Iraqi Conflict.
David Martin has more.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Kuwait; :00
SUPER=01-John Weston/British Ambassador;
SUPER=01-Kofi Annan/UN Secretary General; :53
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq; 1:00
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=CBS News the Pentagon

((NARR: THE AMERICAN TROOPS UNLIMBERING THEIR TANK GUNS TODAY IN KUWAIT ARE REALLY NOT PART OF THE BATTLE PLAN. THEY AND ABOUT 3,000 REINFORCEMENTS WHO WILL ARRIVE LATER THIS WEEK ARE THERE JUST TO MAKE SURE SADDAM DOESN'T TRY ANYTHING AGAINST KUWAIT.
SOME OF THE F-117S STEALTH FIGHTERS THAT ARE PART OF THE BATTLE PLAN HAVE STILL NOT ARRIVED, DELAYED BY BAD WEATHER EN ROUTE. BUT IT IS ONLY A MATTER OF DAYS BEFORE ALL THE PIECES FOR AIR STRIKES WILL BE IN PLACE. THAT PROSPECT APPEARS TO BE CONCENTRATING THE MINDS OF DIPLOMATS AT THE U.N.

SOT WESTON: WE'RE ALL VERY EAGER TO INSURE THAT THE LAST POISSIBLE EFFORTS ARE

MADE DIPLOMATICALLY TO SOLVE THIS CRISIS.
NARR: U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL KOFI ANNAN MET LATE TODAY WITH AMBASSADORS FROM THE U.S., FRANCE, BRITAIN, RUSSIA AND CHINA. BEFORE THE MEETING, ANNAN INDICATED HE WILL PROBABLY LAUNCH AN ELEVENTH HOUR DIPLOMATIC MISSION TO BAGHDAD.

SOT ANNAN: I THINK WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO IT. I THINK IT IS NOT EXCLUDED

THAT I GO, AND I WILL HAVE A BETTER IDEA AT THE END OF THIS MEETING.
NARR: ANNAN IS TRYING TO NEGOTIATE A COMPROMISE THAT WOULD ESTABLISH SPECIAL PROCEDURES FOR WEAPONS INSPECTIONS AT THE EIGHT PRESIDENTIAL PALACES IRAQ HAS DECLARED OFF LIMITS. THE U.S. IS INSISTING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THAT SPECIAL PROCEDURES BE LIMITED TO A SMALL NUMBER OF BUILDINGS AND THAT THERE BE NO TIME LIMIT ON WHEN THE INSPECTIONS CAN BE CARRIED OUT.
CLOSE: U.S. OFFICIALS MEAN IT WHEN THEY SAY THEY WANT A DIPLOMATIC SOLUTION TO THIS CRISIS, BUT THEY ARE CONCERNED ANNAN IS SO INTENT ON AVERTING MILITARY ACTION THAT HE WILL BARGAIN AWAY SOME OF THE U.N.'S RIGHTS TO SEARCH FOR SADDAM'S CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS.
DM, CBS NEWS, THE PENTAGON))

Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-95
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Jury selection will NOT begin tomorrow in Grayson County for one of two suspects charged with murdering a local black man.
Today the judge overseeing Emmett Cressell's case set aside a new date because his attorneys say they weren't given enough time to prepare.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Independence;


Cressell's lawyers were NOT given access to work performed by the state crime lab until last week.
The report found NO physical evidence to link Cressell to the murder of Garnett "G-P" Johnson and further tests are NOW underway.
The former Marine was doused with gasoline, burned alive and later decapitated after a night of drinking last summer.
Cressell's attorneys today criticized the prosecution for allowing the state crime lab to turn over its results so close to the original trial date.
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3:00:41
SOT
IN Q=Why should

((MARK CLAYTOR/CRESSELL'S ATTORNEY:WHY SHOULD THE COMMONWEALTH BY DESIGN OR JUST SIMPLE NEGLECT BE ALLOWED TO HOLD THE EVIDENCE OR SIT ON THE EVIDENCE FOR A CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME, THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN DROP IT IN HIS LAP OR OUR LAP RIGHT BEFORE TRIAL AND SAY "HEY GO TO IT". ))
SUPER=01-Mark Claytor/Cressell's Attorney; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=go to it.
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VO-NAT


Commonwealth's attorney J-D Bolt told the court he turned over all the crucial paperwork from the crime lab as soon as it was made available.
Cressell's new trial date is set for the week of March 23rd.
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ANCHOR=JEAN
SS=HOLD


The physical evidence did link Cressell's co-defendant, Louis Ceparano, to the crime.
His trial date is set for April first.


Police-Chief


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=98-4
GRAPHIC=Gaskins


The selection of Roanoke's new police chief hasn't silenced criticism of the search.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Friday;


Joe Gaskins was named to the position on Friday, following a search that considered more than 100 applicants.
The local chapter of the N- Double A-C-P was pleased with Gaskins' selection, but officials say they still have concerns about the process.
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SOT 15:58:30
IN Q=And I think

((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: AND I THINK THAT WHETHER YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN ON HENRY STREET OR WHETHER YOU'RE DEALING WITH OLD SOUTHWEST OR WHETHER YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN GENERAL, THE GREENWAYS PROJECT, I THINK IT'S CRITICAL WE ANSWER THE QUESTION CAN WE SET UP A PROCESS, CAN WE TRUST THE CITY TO DO WHAT THEY SAY THEY'RE GOING TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Martin Jeffrey/Roanoke NAACP President
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=what they're going to do.
ANCHOR=Jean
GRAPHIC=HOLD


On Friday, Gaskins' selection brought complaints from Mayor David Bowers and Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell, who favored Roanoke Police Lieutenant David Clayton.
Jeffrey questions the timing of their criticism, but says it supports his argument that the search process may have been flawed.
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 11, Roanoke could get new jet service to Chicago,
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VO-NAT

and we'll see how one supermarket is taking self service to new levels. We'll check it out after this break.
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COMM#1


Home-Care


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=None


A battle is brewing in Lynchburg over whether residents can use their private homes to care for elderly patients.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Dora Cunningham has been caring for elderly women in her Edley Street home for about four years.
But after a neighbor complained about traffic problems, Cunningham was unable to get a conditional use permit. Now, a circuit court judge has given her 90 days to find new homes for the two women that currently live there.
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SOT 7:34:11
IN Q=Medicare has made

((DORA CUNNINGHAM/HOME HEALTHCARE PROVIDER: MEDICARE HAS MADE A LOT OF CHANGES IN THE MONTH OF JANUARY, HOME HEALTH ALONE HAS RELEASED A LOT OF PATIENTS THAT MEDICARE IS NOT PAYING FOR HOME HEALTH TO GO INTO THE HOMES TO HELP THESE PEOPLE. THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF ELDERLY PEOPLE THAT ARE GOING TO NEED MORE HOMES. I'VE CALLED EVERY NURSING HOME IN LYNCHBURG, I CALLED IN BEDFORD, IN GRETNA, IN BROOKNEAL, IN ALTAVISTA.. THEY'RE ALL FULL, THEY HAVE NO VACANCIES, THEY ALL HAVE WAITING LISTS.))
SUPER=01-Dora Cunningham/Home Healthcare Provider; :00
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=have waiting lists.
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VO-NAT


Cunningham says she may ask city council to amend the zoning ordinance to allow home health care in a residential area.
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LOA-Taxes


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#98-5
GRAPHIC=Taxes


The League of Older Americans is teaming up with the Internal Revenue Service and A-A-R-P to help Southwestern Virginians file their taxes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


55 volunteers and counselors are on hand to help just about anyone who needs tax aide.
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SOT-03:02:07
IN Q=WE DO RETURNS

((JIM KASTNER/REGIONAL COORDINATOR; WE DO RETURNS FOR THE ELDERLY, TARGETING THE PEOPLE 60 AND OVER. LOW AND MEDIUM INCOME PEOPLE. BUT WE MAY SERVE PEOPLE OF ANY AGE AS LONG AS WE GIVE THE ELDERLY PREFERENCE.))
SUPER=01-Jim Kastner/Regional Coordinator;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=ELDERLY PREFERENCE.
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VO-NAT


Kastner says the L-O-A focuses on the elderly because of the expense of using other businesses to do their taxes.
At least one of the locations has a staff available every day of the week.
The service coverage area runs from Pulaski to Covington through Roanoke to Rocky Mount.
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Take Pinnacle Page
For site location information, call 1-888-AARP-NOW or 1-888-227-7669.

American-Eagle


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=97-99
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Regional Airport


In two weeks we'll know if the Windy City will be a mere non-stop flight away from the Star City.
That's what American Eagle said today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chicago


The airline hopes to fly jets between Roanoke and Chicago.
But Chicago's O'Hare is the world's busiest airport.
So busy that the federal government assigns specific take-off and landing slots to airlines that fly there.
American is urging travelers who would like the service to write letters to U-S Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater.
If the government gives American Eagle the go-ahead, jets will begin their daily routes to Chicago on September 15th.
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Bedford-Courthouse


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-4
GRAPHIC=NONE


Much- needed renovations to Bedford County's old courthouse should begin this fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford


The county already is being sued by two different people because the 70- year- old building is not handicapped accessible.
Bedford is spending 11- million dollars to add on to the existing courthouse and renovate the nearby Burks- Scott building.
County administrator Bill Rolfe says the work should take three years to complete.
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SOT 11:44:01
IN Q=But it's a

((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: BUT IT'S A MAJOR RENOVATION. WE'RE DEALING WITH A BUILDING THAT WAS COMPLETED IN 1930, IT DOESN'T EVEN HAVE HOT WATER IN IT. THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM IN THE BUILDING IS NOWHERE CLOSE TO MEETING THE NEEDS OF TODAY'S OFFICE EQUIPMENT, SO WE'RE REALLY HAVING TO DO A LOT OF REWORKING IN THE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM, AND HEATING AND AIR CONDITIONING MECHANICAL SYSTEMS, EVERYTHING IS COMPLETELY REDONE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :00
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=completely redone.
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VO-NAT


Rolfe says building a new courthouse outside the city of Bedford was not financially feasible due to a lack of water and sewer facilities.
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Tease#2



ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p


Stay with us- COMING up next- as gas prices reach some of their lowest levels this decade, we'll let you know if they're going to stay there,
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VO-NAT

and from Blacksburg, we'll listen in as two of the nation's most popular bands come to Virginia Tech. We'll hear from Smash Mouth and Third Eye Blind after sports.
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AAA-Gas-Prices


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#98-6
GRAPHIC=NONE


For the fouth consecutive month, gasoline prices fell in Virginia.
Fuel costs are now at their lowest levels since 1991.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Experts say several reasons are contributing to the decline, including a lighter demand for heating oil following an unseasonably warm winter.
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SOT-03:34:44
IN Q=PART OF THE

((JOYCE BRADFORD/ROANOKE AAA BRANCH MANAGER; PART OF THE REASON IS THAT IT HAS STOCKPILED. WE'VE GOT AN ABUNDANCE OF IT. I THINK THAT'S PART OF IT. ANOTHER REASON IS THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT DRIVING AS MUCH. SO THEY'RE NOT USING IT.))
SUPER=01-Joyce Bradford/Roanoke AAA Branch Mgr.
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=USING IT.
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VO-NAT


Gas prices commonly run in cycles and an upswing in price is pretty much inevitable.
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SOT-03:35:57
IN Q=AS THE DEMAND

((BRADFORD; AS THE DEMAND INCREASES, AS PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE WEATHER'S GOING TO BE NICER. YOU'VE GOT SPRING BREAKS, BOTH COLLEGE AND OTHER SCHOOLS AND I THINK YOU'RE GOING TO SEE MORE AND MORE ROAD TRIPS ALONG THAT. AND DEFINITELY IN THE SUMMER. WE ALWAYS SEE AN INCREASE IN THE SUMMERTIME.))
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=SUMMERTIME.
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VO-NAT


Even with an increase, prices are not expected to return to where they were.
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Kroger


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-97
GRAPHIC=NONE


In some cities where they've had automated bar-code scanners in the grocery stores for a while, a small group of customers prides themselves on setting speed records in the "U-Scan" check-out lanes.
It's almost like an Olympic event... in places like Louisville.
Keith Humphry has a lesson for novice U-scanners here at home.
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SOT
IN Q=They're new
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Stacy Kesler/Kroger Shopper; :09
SUPER=01-Anne Townsend/Kroger Coordinator; :33
SUPER=01-Janet Gilmore/Kroger Shopper; :49
RUNS=1:15
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.


(( They're new to Roanoke.
Do-it-yourself check out lanes.
Scan it, bag it, pay for it and go. 13:47:15 ((DO IT YOURSELF. IT'S VERY EASY. IT'S VERY QUICK. I DON'T THINK IT'S FOR SOMEBODY WHO HAS A LOT OF GROCERIES. BUT IT'S QUICK AND EASY.))
RUNS=:05


It'll even weigh produce. A video camera transmits an image to a centralized cashier station... the cashier identifies the item.
She also checks your I-D, if you're buying cigarettes or beer, or paying by check.
So Kroger insists this is not an attempt to reduce the work force. 14:26:10 ((NOBODY IS GOING TO LOSE THEIR JOB. WE'RE NOT CUTTING. IT'S ACTUALLY A SERVICE FOR THE CUSTOMER TO GET IN AND OUT QUICKER.))
RUNS=:07


Customers perceive it's quicker- -by 30 to 90-seconds... though store managers concede the elapsed time at U-Scan compared with the standard Express Lane is about the same. 14:12:20 ((I DON'T KNOW THAT I WOULD HAVE DONE IT BY MYSELF, IF I DIDN'T HAVE SOMEONE TO SHOW ME HOW TO DO IT. I'M NOT A HIGH-TECH PERSON.))
RUNS=:06


The bar code not only stores the price of each item, it measures its exact weight, so you can't get away with scanning one item and bagging two or three at the same time.
You do have to bag your own groceries, though. 13:47:35 ((In a way, they're getting you to do their work for them. YES, THEY SHOULD PAY ME, DON'T YOU THINK? Ha Ha. [looks at camera]))
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Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.)) Forecasts
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SUPER=333-Flash Flood/Watch/35-38/Showers/Likely/50-54;
SUPER=334-Flash Flood/Watch/34-36/More Rain/Likely/50-55;
SUPER=X5001;


S-Extra


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=EXTRA
GRAPHIC=Dale earnhardt


daytona 500 winner Dale Earnhardt had to quickly part ways today with the car that got him into Victory lane.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=75-Daytona, FL; :00


The race celebration continued for the seven time Winston Cup Champion.
In keeping with tradition; the Intimidator's car goes on display at Daytona USA; an amusement/museum complex outside the Speedway's entrance. The car stays on display until next year's daytona 500.
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S-Barbers


ANCHOR=Stteve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=FB97-3
GRAPHIC=Sports club


The Roanoke Valley Sports Club was treated to not one but two guest speakers last night as local products and NFL rookies Ronde and Tiki Barber were in town.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem; :00


Before the 6:15 program began; Tiki; who now plays for the New York Giants and Ronde; a cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, signed autographs.
Ronde; who looks to start for the Bucs next year, was in Tampa before coming home.
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SOT
IN Q="it's

((RONDE BARBER/TAMPA BAY CORNERBACK:))
SUPER=01-Ronde Barber/Tampa Bay Cornerback; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...something to say"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Both Ronde and Tiki had encouraging words for those in attendence; including Mom Geraldine Barber. Role models, life in the league, and how crazy their schedules have become were among the topics.
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SOT
IN Q="I;m

((TIKI BARBER/NEW YORK GIANTT TAILBACK:))
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/New York Giants Tailback; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=...special back here"
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S8-3
GRAPHIC=Big South


On to basketball where Radford welcomed Coastal carolina to the Dedmon Center.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford/FOX; :00


Right to the action. Cory Reed can not only shoot the three; he has moves as well. Watch the senior drive and then hit the leaner.
Then; on the break; Reed takes the pass from Ryan Charles and finishes
underneath the glass. 15-12 SUPER=34-Radford/81/Coastal Car./64;

Highlanders with 10 minutes left in the half.
later; Chibi Johnson; feeds Eric Parker for the slam. RU's 7th straight win, K-Rob goes over the thousand point mark and Radford secures second place in the Big South with the 81-64 win.
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S-Liberty


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#BB982
GRAPHIC=Liberty


In other Big South action; Charleston Southern traveled to Liberty last night to notch a win.
Instead Liberty netted the win.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


Senior Mark Reed had a big night for the Flames getting two of his 23 on this basket.
Buccaneer Adam Larrick tried to make up the difference, he's all net with this three pointer.
But Liberty's Larry Jackson bagged a three on this shot and he led all scorers with 24.
SUPER=34-Liberty/75/Charleston So./72/;


And Liberty goes on to win it 75-to-72.
THe Flames are in third place in the Big South with a five and five record and are 10 and 14 overall.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none
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WIPE TO MOTION
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SUPER=X5009
SUPER=0098-/Hamp-Sydney/92/j/Lynchburg/97/2 OT//j/Roanoke/81//Guilford/74///;
SUPER=X5009
SUPER=0098-/Lynchburg/63/j/Roanoke/83/Women//j/Radford/90//Coastal

Car./77/Women//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0098-/W & L/43/j/Bridgewater/77///;
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Houston/121//Los Angeles/99////Charlotte/90/j/Utah/96///;
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=..........last score."
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S-Lynchburg


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# bb98-3
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


In the ODAC; a rematch of last years tournament championship. Lynchburg College against Hampden Sydney in a game the Hornets would win in double overtime.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


The Tigers were hot early Cris Fox gets the ball on the baseline and nets the jumper.
Hampden Sydney uses the double team to create the turnover and T. J. Grimes goes all the way for the easy two.
And it looks like the Tigers would get the rebound on this missed Hornet shot, but Glasgow native Rodney Earley makes the steal and the turn-around jumper.
SUPER=34-Lynchburg/97/Hampden Sydney/92/;


And Lynchburg out lasts Hampden Sydney 97-to-92 in DOUBLE overtime.
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S-RC


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S8-2
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT WIPE TO #eng!!!!!!
SUPER=03-Salem/Hornets vs. Maroons; :00

Over to Salem; the lady Maroons played host to Lynchburg in the last regular season home game.
Hornet Erin Reid brings the ball up court. Mindy Hohing then finds Kelly McCandlish for two.
Roanoke answered. Maroon Toree Morris pulls down the rebound charges
SUPER=34-Roanoke/83/Lynchburg/63;

down court and drains the three pointer.
Jessica Ficarro makes the good cross over and sinks the easy two. The senior captain scored a game high 17. Roanoke wins 83-63.
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S-Cantu


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm,
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE98-2
GRAPHIC=Express


The Express entertains Raleigh later tonight at the Round House.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Forward Chris Cantu arrived back in Roanoke sometime after 9 from his call up in AHL affiliate Saint John.
Rochester borrowed Cantu from the Flames. Cantu will play for the Express tonight.
SUPER=04-Last Tuesday;


Centerman Wayne Strachan, who reagrivated his right knee here against Peoria last week; suffered a first degree spain on that same knee against Charlotte Sunday and will NOT play tonight but should be back by Friday.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Still to come, the prep boys basketball poll is out,
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VO-NAT


and the Piedmont district tourney is just one of many post season parties getting ready to start.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB98-1
GRAPHIC=High school basketball


Post season parties tip off all this week.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Collinsville; :00


Martinsville coach Troy Wells's Bulldogs have been in the middle of the Piedmont district while Magna Vista and Laurel Park have been at the top during the regular season.
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SOT
IN Q="This

((TROY WELLS/MARTINSVILLE COACH:))
SUPER=01-Troy Wells/Martinsville Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...play hard for three night"
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VO-NAT(Con't)


Under first year coach John Walmsley; Fieldale-Collinsville has fought to a 3 and 7 district record. It's clear everyone will be gunning for magna Vista when the Piedmont tourney begins tomorrow night.
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SOT
IN Q="I think

((JOHN WALMSLEY/FIELDALE-COLLINSVILLE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-John Walmsley/Fieldale-Collinsville Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=....into the tourney"
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S-Rank


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S8-4
GRAPHIC=High school hoops


The Final Virginia High School basketball polls are out; lets see who made the final grade.
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SOT
IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Roanoke Valley District Champ.; :03
SUPER=03-Salem; :15
RUNS=:34
OUT Q=....Music up....back to steve
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((In triple A; G. W. danville holds down the number one spot. William Fleming is at number 8; the 16 and 3 Colonels are the new RVD champs.
In double A; Liberty seems to be on track for a state championship
three=peat at 21 and 1.


Salem represents the Blue Ridge at number 9 with a 16 and 4 mark,
and Piedmont power Magna Vista checks in at number 10 in the state.
In Single A; Floyd County is ranked number 2 in the state and looking for a repeat of it's state title.
Parry McCluer is climbing at number 6 with a 17 and 3 record,
and Glenvar is tied for the 10th spot.)) ((
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Smash-Mouth


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#98-7
GRAPHIC=NONE


A year or two ago you may have never heard of them- But now their songs are all over the radio.
Smash Mouth and Third Eye Blind- two California Groups- brought their tunes to Virginia Tech tonight.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;
SUPER=01-Stephan Jenkins/Third Eye Blind;
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=with people this year


((nat sound music- Walking on the Sun has Smash Mouth running up the music charts.
It's a tune that's upbeat, fast paced- FUN -words that pretty much sum up the groups lead singer Steve Harwell. I HAVE PARENTS THAT BOUGHT TICKETS TO SEE IT WITH THEIR KIDS. I'D SAY IT'S FUN WE'RE HAVING A GOOD TIME WITH IT.
And so are the fans- a packed crowd at the Squires Student Center- swayed and even crowd surfed-
Smash Mouth satisfied the musical appetite- but there's always enough room for Third Eye Blind.
Hits such as Semi Charmed life and How's it gonna be- mean it's GONNA BE GOOD for this group.
With four out of 14 songs on their album already popular- the lead singer says the band connects with people. STEPHAN : I THINK ABOUT ALL OF OUR SONGS THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING EMOTIONAL CONDITION WE WRITE ABOUT THAT'S I THINK WHY WE'VE HAD THE CONNECTION WE'VE MADE WITH PEOPLE.))
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tomorrow on News 7 at five. More with our interviews with Third Eye Blind and Smash Mouth- coming up