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Up next on News 7 at 11...
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The search for a missing child in the Roanoke River is over tonight.
Pittslyvania County residents survey the damage caused by yesterday's tornado.
And the IRS is working weekends in Roanoke... we'll tell you why...
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News 7 at 11 is next.[Tornadoes]


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The National Weather Service says the tornado that hit Pittsylvania and Henry County yesterday reached wind speeds of 60 to 110 miles per hour and was 100 to 200 yards wide.
The Pittsylvania County Office of Emergency Services reported initial damage estimates near 847 thousand dollars.
Joe McKean has more.
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((The skies darkened and rain fell again, the day after a tornado descended on the trailer Lou Whitener rents out.
She was inside when the wind hoisted the building off its foundation and dumped it in the yard.
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((LOU WHITENER/MOBILE HOME OWNER: I COULD HEAR A REAL LOUD ROAR, BUT IT LOOKED MORE LIKE A REAL THICK RAIN MASS. WHEN YOU'RE DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD YOU CAN SEE REAL THICK STORMS. THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE. I NEVER REALLY SAW A FUNNEL.))
[SUPER=01-Lou Whitener/Mobile Home Owner]

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The tornado that touched down on Locust Drive hit the West Maple Drive neighborhood, too.
Authorities say seven homes there were heavily damaged. Dexter Law estimates his losses at 30 to 50 thousand dollars.
Law, his wife and three children ran into the basement when he saw the storm coming.
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((DEXTER LAW/AUTO SHOP OWNER: BEFORE WE RUN IN WE COME FROM THE SHOP OUT THERE I SEEN A BLACK CLOUD. IT WASN'T TURNING ABOUT HALF TO QUARTER MILE WIDE. WE RUN DOWNSTAIRS AND IT RUN RIGHT OVER THE TOP OF US.))
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The tornado that struck the Casacade and Callands sections of Pittsylvania County and the Axton area at the Henry/Pittsylvania County line began its path of destruction in Rockingham County, North Carolina. Two people there were killed, 30 injured. Damage is estimated in the millions.
People in this part of the Commonwealth are becoming all to familiar with crushed homes and uprooted trees from tornadoes.
Two years ago, a twister hit the Chatham and Java communities in Pittsylvania County.
Residents in Henry County will long remember the summer of 1994, when a tornado did 10 million dollars damage.
Virginia averages about six of these windstorms every year. The record year was 1993, when 28 tornadoes struck. In 1996, there were 24. There were 10 last year.
This most recent twister came just as the state gets ready to mark Tornado Preparedness Day.
But people in Pittsylvania and Henry Counties don't need a proclamation from the governor to tell them about the power of a tornado.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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That power was also evident in northern Georgia, where another killer tornado hit yesterday.
The twister killed 11 people, and destroyed 400 homes and 30 businesses over five counties.
People were sorting through the rubble today, while 100 national guardsman patrolled the area to prevent looting.
In Hall County, Georgia, nearly 150 homes were destroyed.
Five of the people killed came from the same mobile home park there.
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((SURVIVOR; THERE WERE BODIES EVERYWHERE, THE FIRST THING I SAW WHEN I WALKED OUT WAS A CHILD UNDER A BLANKET IN THE FRONT YARD UP THERE, AND WRAPPED AROUND IN THE WRECKAGE HERE, IT WAS JUST BEYOND ANYTHING THAT I COULD EVER IMAGINE. SURVIVOR; I DON'T WANT TO LIVE HERE ANYMORE, IT'S NOT THAT I DON'T FEEL SAFE, IT'S JUST WHEN I COME OUT MY FRONT DOOR I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED HERE AND ALL THESE PEOPLE HAVE DIED.))
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The tornado hit Hall County without warning.
The National Weather service says the funnel cloud never showed up on its doppler radar system, which is designed to track tornadoes and high winds.
The director of the County's emergency management agency says property damage will exceed 13 and a half million dollars.
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[Roanoke-Ax]


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A traffic accident along Interstate 5-81 in Roanoke triggered a chain reaction, that sent one car swerving across the median.
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It happened near the Hershberger Road exit around two-thirty this afternoon.
A truck travelling NORTHbound slammed into the back of a van which in turn collided with several other cars.
One of those cars swerved off the road, jumped the median and hit at least one car travelling SOUTHbound.
One person in the van was injured and taken to a nearby hospital.
Others involved in the wreck suffered back and neck pain, but no one had any life-threatening injuries.
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The accident backed up traffic for about one mile in each direction along the Interstate.

[River-Search]


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Rescue workers in Roanoke led a massive search for a young child who reportedly fell into the Roanoke River tonight.

But, they turned up empty-handed -- to everyone's relief.
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The child was apparently riding his bike near the river when he decided for some reason to walk home.
Later, other children saw the child's bike lying near the river and thought he fell in the water.
That's when they called the police around eight this evening.
Several fire trucks and officers responded to the scene, combing the area for signs of the child--at one point calling out Lifeguard 10.
The child was found about an hour later at home, unhurt.

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A Florida construction company wins a multi-million dollar bid to work on the "Smart Road,"
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And, a message from President Clinton about Social Security -- plan for your future by saving more of your own money...
Those stories are still ahead when News 7 at Eleven continues...

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President Clinton spent part of his day traveling around the country via satellite, talking about Social Security.

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The president answered questions in a four hour, ten state video-conference.
Some people wanted to see the program repaired; others wanted to see it replaced...
The president says whatever happens, Americans have to start saving more on their own.
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON; WE HAVE TO SECURE THE SAFETY, THE SOUNDNESS AND THE SALVATION OF SOCIAL SECURITY, INTO THE 21ST CENTURY AND LOOK AT ALL THE OPTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED HERE BY YOU. BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO EDUCATE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THEY MUST SAVE MORE FOR THEIR OWN RETIREMENT AND WE HAVE TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR THEM TO DO SO.))
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The president said if minor changes can be made early next year, it could make a major difference over a long period of time.
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The House of Representatives this week rejected a challenge to the Clinton Administration's policy on Bosnia.
Here's how our congressmen voted.
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The resolution the House considered Wednesday demanded that U.S. troops end their peacekeeping duty in the Balkans by June of this year.
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The measure was defeated, 225 to 193.
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District Republican Bob Goodlatte voted for the resolution, to pull the troops out in three months.
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Ninth District Democrat Rick Boucher voted against it.
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In the Senate this week, Democrats blocked a Republican bid to get a vote on tax breaks for sending children to private schools.
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The vote to end a filibuster on the bill went along party lines.
Republican John Warner voted to end debate on the bill; Democrat Chuck Robb voted against it.

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A Florida company won a 14 point six million dollar contract yesterday from the Department of Transportation, to build the second part of the "smart road."
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[edit= 97-35, Smart-Road; 597-26, Smart-Highway]


The company will build the section running from Blacksburg to Interstate 81.
That section will include the construction of Virginia's highest bridge that will span 175 feet across Wilson Creek.

Work on this section is set to start within the next 60 days.
Bridge construction is scheduled to wrap up in June of the year 2000.
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Overall construction on the "smart road" is scheduled to end in the year 2002.
And, once completed, it will be a testing sight for high-tech improvements to roads.

[WebWatch]


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The Senate takes a step toward approving a bill that would require schools to use Internet filtering software.
And Oscar's on the web... Details in this week's WebWatch.
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(( The bill would prohibit any elementary or secondary school from offering Internet access to students, unless the school uses some kind of software that filters out "inappropriate material".
If they don't, they could lose federal funds.
The Senate committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation reported favorably on the bill.
The A-C-L-U says the bill is unconstitutional.

Want to know what time it is... EXACTLY what time it is? Then click on the U.S. Naval Observatory's Time Service Department and check the time on their master clock. The combined output of its Cesium Atomic Clocks and Hydrogen Master Clocks are accurate to within 10 nanoseconds!

There's also a real-audio voice clock... but it runs about four to ten seconds late.

As Oscar excitement builds to a Titanic level, you can navigate around the nominees at the official Oscar website.
You can play the prediction contest, and watch actual video clips of the nominees using Realplayer or Netshow software.
It's full steam ahead to the WebWatch page, on the WDBJ Website, at WDBJ7-dot-com.))






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The word is good on unemployment in Roanoke -- it's hovering at all-time lows.
Now, workers at the Virginia Employment Commission are helping people not only find work, but find better jobs as well.
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And, the I-R-S wants to make life a little easier on Roanoke tax-payers.
So, they're offering to help people prepare their taxes on Saturdays.
Stick around, those stories are straight ahead on News 7 at Eleven.

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This weeks' Eye On Virginia focused on an agency that most people turn to when they need a job.
But, with unemployment rates in Roanoke reaching all-time lows, the Virginia Employment Commission found the needs of those they serve are changing.
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Most people here are already employed but are looking for something more--including better pay, benefits or full-time work.
And, that's leaving employers scrambling to make the best offers.
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((MARJORIE SKIDMORE/VIRGINIA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: EMPLOYERS WHO ARE PAYING SIX, SIX-FIFTY AN HOUR WITH BENEFITS MAY BE STARTING TO SEE SOME PROBLEMS IF THEY ARE TRYING TO RECRUIT FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS. EMPLOYERS THAT ARE PAYING NINE DOLLARS AN HOUR WITH BENEFITS ARE HAVING VERY LITTLE DIFFICULTY.))
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One Roanoke company knows the challenges of competing for workers first hand.
500 of the R-P-S Teleservice Center's employees are part-timers.
But, the company's managed to turn its large percentage of part-time workers, to its advantage.
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((NANCY DEBUSK/RPS TELESERVICE CENTER: WE DO HAVE AN ADVANTAGE FOR PART TIMERS THAT WE HAVE LOTS OF FLEXIBILITY WITH OUR HOURS AND THEY CAN WORK THAT AROUND WHETHER IT BE SCHOOL SCHEDULE OR WHETHER IT BE MOMS AT HOME OR DADS THAT WANT TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE CHILDREN AFTER SCHOOL. WE HAVE A LOT OF RETIRED INDIVIDUALS THAT WORK HERE ON A PART TIME BASIS.))
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According to the VEC the area's low unemployment rate has hurt one segment on the population--college graduates with liberal arts degrees.
That's because most of them have few specific skills.
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The VEC says the fields most in need of qualified workers include computer programming and system analysis.


[IRS-Taxpayer]


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The IRS in Roanoke wants to help you with your taxes...even on weekends.
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The agency is keeping its office open from nine to three on Saturday, for taxpayers who have questions about their returns.
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((MIKE SPEARS/INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE: IF THEY'VE GOT THEIR INFORMATION TOGETHER IN SOME KIND OF ORDER, WE'LL ACTUALLY DO THE RETURN. OCCASIONALLY SOMEONE WON'T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED, AND WE'LL FILL IT OUT AS MUCH AS WE CAN, TELL THEM WHAT WE NEED AND THEN ASK THEM TO BRING IT BACK TO COMPLETE THE RETURN. WE'VE HAD A COUPLE OF THOSE IN TODAY WHO'VE BROUGHT IN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.))
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The I-R-S also plans a special taxpayer assistance day this Thursday.
Agents will be on hand to help people resolve problems they're having with the federal government's most unpopular branch.
You do have to call for an appointment.
But, not for the Saturday session. They'll take walk-ins.
The special hours will be available for the next three weekends.
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Wisconsin Platteville wins the division three national championship by going undefeated and beating Hope today at the Salem Civic Center.
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Bo Ryan and his Pioneers had a big lead at the half.
Marrill Brunson takes it to the hoop and scores the layup to make it 46 to 26 Pioneers.
Joel Hostege would get the Flying Dutchman on the board moments later when he goes out side for the three pointer.


But Brunson would help the Pioneers [SUPER=33-Wisconsin/69/Hope/56;]maintain its lead here scoring the jumper and W

isconsin Platteville wins the game 69 to 56.


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For the fifth time in this decade, North Carolina is heading to the final four.
The Tar Heels downed Connecticut 75 to 64 to capture the East Regional championship.
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The Huskies made it a close game in the second half.
Carolina gets it out on the break Vince Carter passing to Antawn Jamison who throws down the game to make it 61 to 58 with 4 minutes left in the game.
The next trip down the floor, Carolina's Shammond Williams throws it the three and misses but Jamison is there to put it back in making it 63 to 58.
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/;]Cota for the easy layup and the Tar Heels advance to the final four with the 75 to 64 win.

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Defending champion Arizona has been eliminated from the N-C-A-A tournament. Andre Miller had a triple double to as Utah beats Arizona 76 to 61.
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Lute Olsen working the sideline during the first half of the game.
Miller makes the steal and passes to Alex Jenson for the three point play and Utah jumped out to the early lead.
But the Wildcats come right back Jason Terry makes the steal and pass to Mike Bibby for the easy layup.
Utah dominated in the second half [SUPER=33-Utah/76/Arizona/61/;]leading by as much as 20 and Utah holds on to win

the game 76 to 61.
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While there have been some unconfirmed reports yesterday that the University of Virginia plans to talk to Utah Coach Rick Majerus News 7 Sports has learned that UVA A-D Terry Holland will interview George Washington Head Coach Mike Jarvis early this week.
Also, those Virginia fans hoping that Providence coach Pete Gillen may also get a shot at becoming the schools next head coach appear to be out of luck.
Providence has reportedly refused to grant Virginia permission to talk to him.

The Express wins at the Roundhouse. We'll have that in our next sports segment.[S-Scores]


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In women's action N.C. State knocked off top seed Old Dominion, Louisiana Tech and Purdue also won today.
For all of the college and pro scores lets check the boards.
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The Road to the final four continues later this afternoon. And one of the match ups will send the Kentucky Wildcats against the Blue Devils of Duke.
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The Duke Kentucky game tips off this afternoon on your hometown station beginning at 4:55.[Sports Tease]


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And coming up, The Express comes up with a big win at the Roundhouse tonight.
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And Davis Love the Third and Tiger Woods are tied after two rounds of the rain delayed Bay Hill invitational.

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In the other match up, Rhode Island and Stanford will hook.
The two teams know a little about each other having met earlier in this season.
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[Pinnacle board]
That game is scheduled for 2:40 also right here on Your Hometown Station.

And, that's a wrap this morning from the News 7 Sports Department.[S-Express]


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The Roanoke Express had a big game last night at the Roundhouse as the Chesapeake Icebreakers rolled into the Star City.
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During a break in the action, The Zamboni gives the ice a new smooth surface for the next period.
And the Icebreakers would get on the board first scoring two goals L.P. Charbonneau scores while he's falling on his back to make it 2 to nothing.
But the Express comes right back scoring two goals in under a minute. The second coming as Jeremy Schaefer scores on the break to tie it at 2 to 2.
And Roanoke was not done yet. [SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/Chesapeake/2/;]Corey Peterson fires from the point and Pete Brea

rley cleans it up for the score to make it 3 to 2 and Roanoke wins it 5 to 2.

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A previous criminal conviction caught up with Mike Berry and may have cost him his job as coach at E.C. Glass High School.
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[edit S8-3, Berry]
On Tuesday Berry was named coach of the Hilltoppers and TWO days later the job offer was mysteriously dropped.
School officials would not elaborate then.
But, published reports now say Berry pled guilty to embezzling about 54 thousand dollars from an insurance company he worked for in Northern Virginia in 1992.
Berry beat out 30 other candidates in the search to replace fired head coach Bo Henson.
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Lynchburg City Schools Superintendent James McCormick says Berry will continue teaching math for now but will not be allowed to coach.
School officials would NOT confirm that they removed Berry as head coach because of his conviction.

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Bobby Labonte won the Busch Race at Darlington today. He will start sixth tomorrow in the Transouth Financial 400.


Kenny Wallace led second round qualifying today here's the rest of the field.
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[SUPER=0107-41. Todd Bodine/Prov./42. Jeff Green/Prov./43. Darrell Waltrip/Prov./;]
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[OUT Q=......last driver."]


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They've completed two rounds of the rain delayed Bay Hill Invitational and there's a tie for the lead.
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[SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/NBC SPORTS; :]


Davis Love the Third shot a 66 today and he finished the round at 134, 10 under par for the Clubhouse lead.
But Tiger Woods made a charge he caught Love with three birdies on the back nine finishing the day shooting a 70.
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Ernie Els is two shots back at 136. 36 Holes will be played tomorrow to make up for the rain delay.[Volkswagen]


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The Virginia Museum of Transportation is full of "bugs"...but just for one weekend.
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The brand new Volkswagen Beetle is on display. It has the look of its famous forebear, along with some conveniences old Beetle owners could only dream of.
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[IN Q=You've got this nostalgic]

((DAVID WOOD/ROANOKE VALLEY VW CLUB: YOU'VE GOT THIS NOSTALGIC VALUE OF THE OLD CARS AND THIS IS KIND OF LOOKING A LOT LIKE IT. IT HAS TOUCHES LIKE A BUG VASE IN IT, A LOT OF NEAT LITTLE THINGS. BUT THEN AGAIN IT'S NEW, IT GIVES YOU YOUR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY THAT YOU LOOK FOR IN A GOOD CAR NOWADAYS))
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[OUT Q=good car nowadays.]
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Members of the Volkswagen club have their own autos on hand, vintage vehicles with those air-cooled engines in the rear.
The new Beetle doesn't seem to HAVE an engine
But that's not a problem. There's a spare one in the front.
The V-W show continues Sunday.
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Dealers expect to have 50-thousand of the new cars to sell in America...just 66 in the Roanoke Valley.
And there's already a waiting list.


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