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Coming up on News 7-
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117 people who work at this company are finding out the business is shutting down.
People are putting their heads together to try and end abusive drinking on Virginia campuses.
And the Express wins its playoff series with Huntington. Highlights from West Virginia coming up.
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News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]


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Good Evening.
A local clothing company announced it is shutting it's doors.
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[SUPER=03-New Castle;]


Today, Halmode Apparel Company said it is discontinuing operations at its New Castle plant- leaving 117 people without jobs.
[SUPER=03-]


Doctors say a drug used to treat breast cancer may actually help to prevent the disease.
[SUPER=03-Washington, D.C.;]


Plus, the National Rifle Association is arming for a battle after President Clinton announces a ban on assault weapons.
[SUPER=03-Corryville, OH;]


And they're not the Blues Brothers, but the Busch Brothers- their unique artwork may surprise you.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.[Halmode]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A New Castle employer of 117-people is shutting down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle;]


Late today, Halmode Apparel Company in New York announced it is discontinuing operations at its New Castle plant.
The company said it could not come to terms with a supplier that gave the New Castle plant most of its work.
Halmode operates two other plants in Virginia.
But the company said neither its Covington nor its Roanoke operation is in danger of going out of business.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Blacksburg welcomed one of four state task forces charged with looking into drinking by college students.
Attorney General Mark Early appointed the groups in an effort to reduce alcohol-related deaths.
[Double Boxes=Jean and David/Newsroom]


David Johnson has just returned from Blacksburg where the group heard input from residents.
[Live=David Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@david1;]


Jean, 18-year old Mindy Somers fell to her death last October from a high rise dormitory. She is one of seven students statewide who have died following a night of heavy drinking. A national survey indicates a majority of students who binge drink in college start drinking long before they enroll at a university. So the task force wants to find ways to work with communities to get to the root of the problem.
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[IN Q=Statistics show]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Paul Torgersen/Va. Tech President; :12]
[SUPER=01-Douglas Covington/Radford University President; :19]
[SUPER=01-Judy Reemsynder/Former National Sorority Officer; :41]
[SUPER=01-Edward Spencer/Tech Student Affairs; :48]
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(( Statistics show students begin consuming alcoholic beverages as early as intermediate schools. Members of the task force say that means the issue needs to be addressed earlier.
[SOT=18:53:20/17:23:10]
[IN Q=BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING]

((PAUL TORGERSEN/VIRGINIA TECH PRESIDENT; BECAUSE WE'RE LOOKING AT A STUDENT WHO COMES TO A UNIVERSITY WITH AN ACQUIRED HABIT AND THAT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE.)) ((DOUGLAS COVINGTON/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT; IN SOME INSTANCES THE PROBLEMS ARE EXACERBATED WHEN THERE'S MORE INDEPENDENCE AND MORE FREEDOM. BUT IT'S A PROBLEM THAT, I THINK, MUST BE ADDRESSED IN THE HOME AND AT THE BASIC EDUCATION LEVEL.)) [RUNS:25]
[OUT Q=EDUCATION LEVEL.]

Public hearing participants agree education is key.
[SOT=19:12:40/18:58:49]
[IN Q=I THINK LONG]

((JUDY REEMSNYDER/FORMER NATIONAL SORORITY OFFICER; I THINK LONG TERM EDUCATION AND POSITIVE ROLE MODELING ARE THE ANSWERS TO TAKING CARE OF OVER CONSUMPTION.)) ((EDWARD SPENCER/STUDENT AFFAIRS ASST. VICE-PRESIDENT; I THINK THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH A MAJOR PROBLEM WITH CHANGING CULTURES. AND IT'S GOING TO TAKE A NUMBER OF SMALL STEPS TO CARRY THAT OUT. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE A ONE MAGICAL SOLUTION KIND OF THING.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=KIND OF THING.]))
[Live=David Full/Newsroom]

This task force is looking into restrictions on the driver's licenses of youngsters who have alcohol in their possession.
[Double Boxes=Jean and David/Newsroom]

But all four groups are a long way from making any suggestions, as they have several more meetings and public hearings

to conduct before drawing any conclusions.[VMI-Beatings]


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The honor court investigation of hazing at Virginia Military Institute has been postponed.
It was set to begin Wednesday, but a federal judge today negotiated a one-week delay.
Judge James Turk was reluctant to enter an injunction, so he got the school to put it off. That gives the federal appeals court time to consider the Constitutional issues.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/August 1997]


It's a matter of honor.
Freshmen are duty-bound to protect their dykes- or mentors.
But they're also honor-bound not to lie.
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[SOT 1:27:27]
[IN Q=When asked about]

((WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE HAZING SYSTEM- -OF THE "WHACK" SYSTEM, THEY DENIED THERE WAS A WHACK SYSTEM... RECEIVING THE ABUSE. THERE IS A SYSTEM CALLED THE "WHACK SYSTEM."))
[SUPER=01-John Cooley/Attorney for Freshman Cadet]
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[OUT Q=a whack system.]
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Only one cadet attended the hearing in federal court... one of the upperclassmen who was quizzed in the middle of the night about hitting rats.
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[Petersburg-VMI]


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V-M-I's disciplinary problems are NOT overshadowing a heaping helping of good work cadets are doing this week in Petersburg.
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260 V-M-I cadets are contributing almost a half million dollars of free labor to Petersburg National Battlefield Park.
It's believed to be the National Park Service's largest volunteer effort ever.
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[SOT 36:23]
[IN Q=It looks]

((TRACY CHERNAULT/NAT. PARK SERVICE: IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GONNA BE SAVING OVER TWO YEARS OF PARK SERVICE LABOR HERE IN ONE WEEKEND'S WORTH OF WORK. THREE DAYS WORTH OF WORK.))
[SOT 30:56]

((ROBERT MCGRATH/VMI SENIOR: THE WHOLE ASPECT OF IT BEING ONE OF THE FINAL BATTLES OF THE CIVIL WAR TOOK PLACE HERE. AND WE'RE AMONGST WHERE THE SOLDIERS ACTUALLY FOUGHT THESE BATTLES. AND IT'S VERY INTERESTING TO SEE ALL THE MARKS ON THE LAND FROM THE BATTLES. AND ACTUALLY IT'S VERY NEAT.))
[SUPER=01-Tracy Chernault/Nat. Park Service; :00]
[SUPER=01-Robert McGrath/VMI Cadet; :08]
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[OUT Q=very neat.]
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These cadets are restoring the Fort Stedman battlefield.
Some 35-thousand Union and Confederate soldiers faced off here in March of 1865.

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Tom Hopkins of Roanoke the director of the embattled state Department of Environmental Quality since June of 1996, has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/February 1997]


Governor Jim Gilmore's office said the 49- year- old Hopkins died at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals, where he had been in critical condition for several weeks from an undisclosed illness.
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[Wynette]


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Reports out of Nashville say Country singer Tammy Wynette is dead.
She had several hits, including stand by your man.
Wynette was 55.

[Tamoxifin]


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[***Note ANCHOR TAG****]
It's hailed as a major breakthrough in medicine.
The drug tamoxifin actually prevents breast cancer in some women.
Lee Cowan has more.
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[SUPER=01-Dr. Bernard Fisher/Head of Program; 11]
[SUPER=01-Harold Varmus/Nat'l Institutes of Health; 21]
[SUPER=01-Fern Maklin/Study Participant; 39]
[SUPER=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS News, New York.]

((WITH MORE THAN 13-THOUSAND WOMEN PARTICIPATINGIT BECAME ONE OF THE LARGEST BREAST CANCER PREVENTION STUDIES EVER DONEPRODUCING SPECTACULAR BUT MIXED RESULTS.
Dr. Bernard Fisher//Head of Program: This study demonstrates that the use of Tamoxifen can prevent breast cancer in women who have no evidence of breast cancer, but are at high risk of getting it. HAROLD VARUS/NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH : This is a big deal. We don't, every day, have a chance to tell you about such a remarkable advance in our attempt to deal with the problems of disease.
OVER THE COURSE OF 6 YEARS, AT RISK PATIENTS WHO TOOK THE DRUG TAMOXIFEN, CUT THEIR BREAST CANCER RATE ALMOST IN HALF.
FERN MAKLIN WAS ONE OF THEM. I was petrifiedI felt like a time bomb ready to go off. LIKE MILLIONS OF OTHER WOMEN, BREAST CANCER RAN IN HER FAMILY. PARTICIPATING IN THE STUDY KEPT HER MIND BUSY. THE RESULTS GAVE HER HOPE. FERN MAKLIN/STUDY PARTICIPANT: We're all ecstatic about itbut I do think that it can't be viewed as a panacea. This is something that is a great stride.
LEE COWAN/CBS NEWS: But while Tamoxifen may reduce the risk of breast cancer, it has also been shown to increase the risk of uteran cancer and, in some patients has been associated with potentially fatal blood clots. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, NEW YORK.))
[Talent=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


But despite the risks doctors are still calling the study a breakthrough.
They say similar testing will be done on other breast cancer drugs. [Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you're up to your ears in tax forms, you're probably one of many late filers pushing the April 15th deadline.
Coming up we'll have some tips..
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[VO-NAT]


And President Clinton is using an executive order to take down assualt weapons.
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[Grayson-Murder]


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Attorneys for capital murder suspect Louis Ceparano want to know more about their client's co-defendant.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Independence/March;]


Ceparano and Emmett Cressell, Junior are charged with killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson last summer in Grayson County.
Ceparano's attorneys filed eleven motions today preparing for their client's trial next month.
They want know Cressell's criminal history.
Cressell was recently released on bond after agreeing to testify against their client.
It's an agreement that was brought up in today's court papers.
Ceparano's attorneys want Commonwealth's attorney J-D Bolt to reveal what transpired prior to the agreement-- for example any offers, terms or pleas.
Since his release, Cressell was seen with Christy Harden who's a key witness in the case.
Ceparano's attorneys want to know what the two discussed.
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Ceparano's attorneys also renewed their request to have their client's trial moved elsewhere.
They also asked for a gag order against Cressell's attorneys for allegedly disclosing misinformation to the press.[As

sault-Weapons]


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President Clinton says no more to the import of 58 types of assault weapons.
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The president issued an executive order permanently barring the guns.
The weapons were modified for sport shooting in order to get around a 1994 ban.
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[SOT 14:04:48]
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((THEY WERE NEVER MEANT FOR A DAY IN THE COUNTRY. THEY ARE CERTAINLY NOTE MEANT FOR A NIGHT ON THE STREETS. TODAY WE ARE WORKING TO MAKE SURE THEY STAY OFF THE STREETS.))
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[OUT Q=STAY OFF THE STREETS.]
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[VO-NAT]


The weapons were targeted because they can be fitted with large capacity magazines- allowing a long burst of rapid fire before reloading.
The National Rifle Association says it will fight the ban.

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Energy Secretary Federico Pena is leaving his post- to spend more time with his family.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The highest ranking hispanic in the Clinton Administration says he will step down at the end of June.
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[SOT 15:08:41]
[IN Q=]

((I MADE THIS DIFFICULT DECISION WITH MIXED EMOTIONS. THERE IS NEVER A PERFECT TIME FOR A DECISION LIKE THIS.))
[SUPER=01-Federico Pena/Energy Secretary;]
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[OUT Q=DECISION LIKE THIS.]
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Pena spent five and half years in the Cabinet- The 51- year- old served as Transportation Secretary in President Clinton's first term-
He made it clear when he took the job as Energy Secretary that he probably would not serve the full four years.
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[Goodlatte]


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Congress' new transportation bill could put Virginia on the road to newfound riches.
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Sixth District congressman Bob Goodlatte says more of the money from federal gasoline taxes will find its way to Virginia to pay for much-needed road projects.
Goodlatte says the money will help fund improvements to several area highways and build new ones.
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[SOT 2:02:11]
[IN Q=Virginians are]

((REP. BOB GOODLATTE/R- 6TH DISTRICT: VIRGINIANS ARE GOING TO GET A BIGGER SLICE OF A BIGGER PIE AND IT'S GOING TO MEAN A 70 PERCENT INCREASE FOR THE STATE OF VIRGINIA, THAT'S THE SIXTH HIGHEST INCREASE OF ANY STATE, AND THEREFORE, I THINK A TREMENDOUS BOOST FOR THE STATE. IT'LL BE A TREMENDOUS BOOST FOR PROJECTS I'M SUPPORTING LIKE A NEW INTERSTATE HIGHWAY TO RUN THROUGH LYNCHBURG TO NORFOLK.))
[SUPER=01-Rep. Bob Goodlatte/(R) 6th District; :00]
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[OUT Q=Lynchburg to Norfolk.]
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[VO-NAT]


Goodlatte also announced he'll ask Congress for 39 million dollars this year to help Lynchburg overhaul its sewer system.
The Hill City is expected to spend more than 200 million dollars over the next twenty years to help the system meet new environmental requirements for clean water.
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[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still to come,
Local non-profit organizations are sharing their techniques.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's a scene that could have made the movie Animal House, but this is no movie set.
That's coming up when News 7 at 11 returns.
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[Bosnia-Anniversary]


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One year ago this week, a News 7 crew travelled to Bosnia-- to follow a National Guard unit from Danville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bosnia/April 1997;]


The guardsmen spent six months in the war-torn country as part of the U-N peacekeeping mission.
What the men remember most is the destruction.
Buildings blown up-- roads with holes in them.
Even with all the chaos, the guardsman can still recall the good points of their mission.
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[SOT 1:10:51-:02]
[IN Q=All in all it was a very]

((CHRIS WILES/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN: ALL IN ALL IT WAS A VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE. LEARNED A LOT, GOT TO DO SOME THINGS PROBABLY NEVER GET TO DO AGAIN, GOT TO MEET A LOT OF VERY INTERESTING PEOPLE AND IT WAS A GOOD EXPERIENCE.))
[SUPER=01-Chris Wiles/National Guard Members;]
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[OUT Q=it was a good experience.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tomorrow, find out what these National Guardsmen say about the recent decision by Congress to keep U-S forces in Bosnia.
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[Russians-TAP]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-23 TC 25:22]
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Since 19-94, exchange programs have brought lawyers, government officials, and business leaders to western Virginia from Russia and the Ukraine.
This month, another group is taking a closer look at the region's non-profit agencies.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Hosted by Total Action Against Poverty and the United Way of Central Virginia, the five professionals are studying the management of non-profit groups, and issues such as budgeting, public relations, and fundraising.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I personally want to learn]

((VASILI V'IUZHANIN: I PERSONALLY WANT TO LEARN AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE ABOUT THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES ABOUT THEIR LIFE, THEIR CULTURE, ABOUT THEIR TRADITIONS.)) ((OLGA PAVLOVA: I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND MY THANKS FOR ALL THE PEOPLE OF VIRGNIA. I WISH THAT OUR COOPERATION WILL CONTINUE.))
[SUPER=39-Vasili V'iuzhanin; :00]
[SUPER=39-Olga Pavlova; :12]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=will continue.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Organized by the group Legacy International, the Community Connections program is supported by the U-S Information

Agency.[Ferrum-Mission]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Ferrum College student is counting on his voice to carry a powerful message overseas this summer.
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[SOT 11:49:23]
[IN Q=I have to know ]

((I HAVE TO KNOW I HAVE TO KNOW MY LORD. I HAVE TO SEE I HAVE TO SEE MY LORD.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=MY LORD]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Bryson Smith is one of only 24 students nationwide selected to sing and perform missionary duties in Europe this summer.
The group will tour Switzerland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia.
But mixing music with religion is nothing new to Smith -- he hopes to become a pastor and break into song during sermons.
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[SOT 12:11:58]
[IN Q=If I'm]

((BRYSON SMITH/STUDENT: IF I'M SINGING ABOUT GOD, I WANT THAT PERSON TO FEEL HOW HAPPY I AM.))
[SUPER=01-Bryson Smith/Student;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=how happy I am]
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[VO-NAT]


Smith says he enjoys the college environment so much, he may become a chaplain.
He's already applied to Duke Divinity School -- but ask him about his goals, and he'll say he's just trying to get the words right for tomorrow night's recital at Ferrum College.
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



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[VO-NAT]


possible problems for Wizards' star Juwan Howard.
Howard arrived with his teammates in Chicago last night but yesterday police searched his home after he and Webber were implicated by a woman in an alleged sexual assualt early Monday morning.
At this time no charges have been filed
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[S-Blizzard]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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The Roanoke Express wrapped up its first round best of five playoff series with Huntington last night by skating to a 3-to-2 come from behind win to take the series 3 games to one.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Huntington, WV/Game Four; :00]


The Blizzard put this one in the hands of Goalie Chad Lang as they tried to keep their season alive.
But Roanoke would give him something to think about as J.F. Tremblay comes in from behind and smacks the wrap-around in the left corner for Roanoke first goal.
But give Huntington credit. The Blizzard had Roanoke down 2-to-1 heading to the third period as Tracy Egeland scores.
[super=38-Roanoke/3/Huntington/2/Express Wins 3-to-1;]


But Cory Peterson and Dave Stewart got power play goals in the third and Daniel Berthiaume slammed the door on Jim Bermingham. Roanoke wins game four 3-to-2.
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[talent=mike]
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Roanoke now moves on to meet Hampton in the second round. Games one and two will liekly be this Thursday and Saturday here in Roanoke.

[S-Soccer]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
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William Byrd mauled the Wildcats last night and the site of the crime was the Terrier soccer field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Byrd's offense was relentless, pummeling the Rockbridge County goalie with shot after shot. The crossbar stops the Terriers this time.
But the Wildcats couldn't stop freshman Greg Stephenson. Off the throw-in Stephenson knocks the ball in and it five-nothing William Byrd.
[SUPER=34-William Byrd/10/Rockbridge Co./0;]


The offensive onslaught would continue as another freshman, Bret Hamlett banks one in off the far post. And the Terriers beat Rockbridge County 10-to-0 and improve their record to 3 wins, no losses and two ties.

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The folks at the Texas Motor Speedway held an emergency meeting yesterday and emerged saying they have decided to listen to the drivers complaints and make some improvements to make the track more driveable.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke, TX/Sunday; :00]


For the second straight year drivers failed to make it through two laps before a multi car crash wiped out many of the top cars.
Track owner Bruton Smith says he will make $2 million dollars worht of changes to modify the pit road entrances and exits, repave the track and expand the drainage system.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Tech freshman basketball star Jenis Grindstaff, who announced he was transferring last month is still making the rounds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Last Season; :00]


News 7 Sports has learned that Grindstaff spent this past weekend in Knoxville checking out the UT campus and the Volunteers' program.
If the attraction seems strange, think again.
Tennessee assistant coach Chris Ferguson was at Tech until last April, and he was responsible for recruiting Grindstaff.
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[talent=mike]
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The Vols made the NCAA tournament this season for the first time since 1989.
The spring signing period begins this Wednesday.

Grindstaff also is looking at Wake, NC State, GA Tech and Vanderbilt. [S-Glass]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=NONE]
[GRAPHIC=E.C.GLASS FB]


The E.C. Glass high school football program has once again gone in-house to land a replacement for Bo Henson.
This afternoon, Dennis Peters, a longtime assistant and social studies teacher at the school took over on an interim basis.
Peters replaces Mike Berry, who was forced out on March 19th, just two days after he was hired, when school officials found out he had embezzled money from an insurance company in the past.

[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are in their next to last week of spring drills, and they are still going slowly with quarterback Al Clark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]


Clark is coming back from off season knee surgery and his recovery has been little slower than expected.
But Clark says the mobility and strength in the leg is getting better each and every day.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio]

((AL CLARK/TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
[SUPER=01-Al Clark/Tech Quarterback; :]
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[OUT Q=.....real strong.]
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[VO-NAT]


Clark's work in the spring will be very important to the Hokies. Tech will have a new group of receivers in the lineup and the Hokies are hoping to improve on their passing game when they get into action this fall.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We need...]

((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=.....the catch.]
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Still to come tonight, Pierre Paiement, the Express General Manager has a new position and a new home.
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[VO-NAT]


And it's Monday night. That means it's time WCW time. Highlights from Miami coming up right after this.

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It's been a bust day for outgoing Express GW Pierre Paiement. Tonight he was in Huntington for the Express win and

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This morning he was on hand as the Lionberger family unveiled the official name of Roanoke's newest ice rink; the Ice Station. The big news involved Express general manager Pierre Paiement, who is vacating that position shortly. He introduced his next endeavor; Paiement's Pro Shop. He will sell hockey sticks, pads, helmets, pucks, inline skates and figure skating equipment. In addition to running the shop; Pierre will serve as director of developmental programs at the Ice Station;
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And finally tonight to Miami we go for our regular Monday night does of WCW.
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The Miami arena where the Heat plays was sold out to watch Goldberg beat Hammer. The former University of Georgia Bulldog and Atlanta Falcon is now 69-and-0 in the ring.
And in the main event, World champion Sting had the scorpian deathlock on Kevin Nash and the match under control before the NWO invaded the ring.
The two will have a rematch at the Roanoke Civic Center on April 26th.

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You've probably heard the song 99 bottles of beer on the wall-
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In today's video of the day- It's 25 thousand cans on the wall- and the ceiling and anywhere else a beer can fits.
17 guys who call themselves the Busch brothers lined the house with the cans.
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The home owner says he's trying to figure out how to do the outside of the house in cans.
No word on what the neighbors think of that idea.
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