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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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A woman is fatally shot in her Roanoke apartment- Her boyfriend is behind bars.
This man was scheduled to die tonight in Virginia- But the Secretary of State asked for a delay. We'll have the latest.
Plus it's a sell out. 30-thousand Dave Matthews Band Concert tickets are gone.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
The scheduled execution of a Paraguayan national is on hold- pending a possible last minute stay of execution.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jarratt;]


The Supreme Court refused to block the execution of (AHN-hel Francisco Bray-ard) Breard-
But the Secretary of State is asking for a delay.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


A 28 year old mother of two was murdered in her Roanoke apartment- Her boyfriend is under arrest.
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


A smoky fire at Faneuil Hall in Boston- The blaze started in a restaurant causing structural damage- .
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH;]


The Cincinnati Zoo's newest Asian elephant made its public bathing debut.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


JOin us for News 7 at Eleven.[Rke-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#98-34 TC 22:52]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A 28-year old mother of two was murdered tonight in her Roanoke apartment -- and police say her boyfriend pulled the trigger.
[Double Boxes=Jean & Tina/Newsroom]


Tina Tenret has the latest details.
[Live=Tina Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@tina1;]


The woman died tonight in Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Police say her boyfriend turned himself in and is in custody.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The couple]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Roscoe Chase/Neighbor; :19]
[SUPER=01-Sabrinia Knisley/Neighbor; :44]
[RUNS=:56]
[OUT Q=being a good man]

(( The couple lived together at Lee-Hy Apartments -- neighbors say they had been arguing for the past few days.
Then at around 4 p-m a neighbor called police after hearing gunfire.
Police arrived to find the woman shot in the head -- at first, they thought she was dead.
Rescue workers revived her on the way to the hospital -- but doctors could not keep her alive.
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[SOT 17:05:03]
[IN Q=We heard a little pop]

((ROSCOE CHASE/NEIGHBOR: WE HEARD A LITTLE POP SOUND LIKE A FIRECRACKER. NO ONE PAID ATTENTION AND THE LADY CAME DOWNSTAIRS, SAID CALL EMERGENCY. THAT'S WHEN WE WENT IN, CALLED POLICE AND FOUND OUT HE HAD SHOT HER.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=SHOT HER]


Neighbors say the woman had lived on the top floor of Building 3734 for about two years.
They describe her as friendly and quiet.
She apparently had two daughters -- ages nine and ten -- who may have been in the apartment at the time of the shooting.
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[SOT 17:06:37]
[IN Q=Our prayers]

((SABRINIA KNISLEY/NEIGHBOR: OUR PRAYERS ARE GOING OUT TO HER. AND HER KIDS. AND I REALLY FEEL SORRY FOR THEM CAUSE THEY WERE IN THE HOUSE AND HAD TO SEE THIS, BUT THEY SAID HE TURNED HIMSELF IN AND THAT'S BEING A GOOD MAN.)) [RUNS:12]
[OUT Q=A GOOD MAN]))
[Live=Tina Full/Newsroom]


Police say the man flagged them down from the road as soon as they arrived at the apartment complex.
They will not say whether he faces charges --
[Double Boxes=Jean & Tina/Newsroom]


and police are not releasing the names of either the victim or her boyfriend.[Breard-Execution]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#98-37 TC 5:20]
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The United States Supreme Court and Governor Jim Gilmore both said no tonight- refusing to block the execution of a Paraguayan national.
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[VO-NAT]


32 year old (ON-hel Franscisco Bray-ard) Angel Francisco Breard died tonight by lethal injectdion- for the 1992 murder of an Arlington woman.
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright had asked Gilmore to stay the execution- fearing Bray-ard's rights were violated.
[SUPER=03-Jarratt/File Tape;]


The World Court ruled last week that the execution be stayed because Virginia did not notify Paraguay of Bray-ard's arrest- as required by the Vienna Convention.
Albright feared Americans abroad would not be granted Vienna Convention rights if the execution issue was not resolved in court.
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[Singleton]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A death sentence in a Florida court for the man whose case drew nationwide attention.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL;]


Lawrence Singleton was convicted of killing a 31- year- old prostitute- a mother of three- not long after he was paroled in California.
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[SOT ]

[16:52:11]
[IN Q=THe fact that]

((JUDGE BOB MITCHAM/FLORIDA CIRCUT COURT- THE FACT THAT THE WOMAN WAS A PROSTITUTE IN NO WAY DEMINISHED HER RIGHT TO LIFE AND PERSUIT OF HAPPINESS...OR JUSTIFIES THE TAKING OF HER LIFE.))
[SUPER=02-Judge Bob Mitcham/Florida Circuit Court;]
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[OUT Q=HER LIFE]
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[VO-NAT]

[16:23:00 on four feed]
Singleton served only eight years in California after raping a woman, cutting off her arms and leaving her for dead.
Mary Vincent lived to testify against her attacker-
70- year- old Singelton showed no reaction as he was sentenced to die in Florida's electric chair.
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[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#598-13 TC 26:09]
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There's one more hand to be dealt late next week-- before the 1998 General Assembly's done for the year.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


But Governor Jim Gilmore bought a little insurance today.
He signed the two year budget and put his ideas into motion on how the car tax cut and school construction plans should work.
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[SOT 14;14:24]
[IN Q=Now what]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: NOW WHAT THAT DOES IS THAT SECURES RIGHT NOW 447 MILLION DOLLARS OF CAR TAX RELIEF FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. AND IT SECURES 110 MILLION DOLLARS OF SPENDING AUTHORITY FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FOR THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW WITH THE SIGNING OF THIS BUDGET.))
[SOT 14:42:02]

((SEN. EDD HOUCK/D-SPOTSYLVANIA: HE HAS SOLICITED COMMENTS FROM BOTH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. HE'S CONTINUING TO DO SO. THE GOVERNOR LEAVES THE DOOR OPEN. AND I THINK THAT IS, AGAIN, A GOAL-ORIENTED GOVERNOR WHO'S TRYING TO WORK TOWARD THOSE GOALS AND HE REALIZES IT TAKES BOTH SIDES TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Edd Houck/(D) Spotsylvania; :20]
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[OUT Q=to do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore is recommending giving at least 200-thousand dollars to every city and county in the state to fix and build schools.
His plan may create a first-ever permanent state funding plan for local school buildings.

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-21 TC 42:27]
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Roanoke County has narrowed its search for the land it'll need to build a new high school, but the latest plan also promises a new round of controversy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


School officials considered more than ten sites, but the Woods End property on Farmington Drive is the apparent favorite.
County officials and the landowner are still at odds over the price, but the county has given notice that it may exercise the right of eminent domain.
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[SOT 11:27:02]
[IN Q=I have not been involved]

((BILL IRVIN/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I HAVE NOT BEEN INVOLVED IN THE NEGOTIATION PROCESS, BUT I DO HOPE THAT BOTH PARTIES CAN FIND A SUITABLE AGREEMENT AND WE CAN PROCEED UNDER FAVORABLE CIRCUMSTANCES AND BUILD THE SCHOOL ON THAT SITE.))
[SUPER=01-Bill Irvin/School Board Chairman;]
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[OUT Q=build the school at that site.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, residents who live near the property are looking for more specifics on the plan, and raising concerns about the suitability of the site.
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[SOT 10:23:40]
[IN Q=I thought I'd]

((JOHN BOON/ROANOKE COUNTY RESIDENT: I THOUGHT I'D MAKE A TRIP UP TO THE COUNTY ADMIN BUILDING AND SEE KIND OF WHERE THEY'RE PLANNING THIS AND HOW THEY THINK THEY MIGHT GET IT IN, BUT IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A VERY GOOD SITE FOR THE NEW HIGH SCHOOL.))
[SUPER=01-John Boon/Roanoke Co. Resident;]
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[OUT Q=for a new high school.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The school board has scheduled a public hearing next week, as it considers whether to move forward with the con-demn

ation process.[L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-30 TC 34:47]
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Liberty University can move ahead with plans for expansion and Lynchburg will get a new highway ramp after a deal was hashed out at tonight's city council meeting.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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[SUPER=01-Jim Whitaker/Lynchburg Mayor; :32]
[SUPER=01-Jerry Falwell, Jr./Liberty University; :49]
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(( Before the first shovelful of earth can be turned for new dormitories or a visitors center, Liberty University MUST make good on a ten- year- old deal to build a highway access ramp from Route 460 to ease traffic congestion on Candlers Mountain Road.
Liberty was supposed to build the ramp in 1989 when the city okayed construction of a new football stadium.. but the school's well- documented money problems kept pushing the project back.
Now with its financial house in order, Liberty is ready to expand again.. but the city wants its highway ramp first.

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[IN Q=I think that's]

((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: I THINK THAT'S THE VERY LEAST THAT LIBERTY UNIVERSITY CAN DO, SINCE THIS HAS KIND OF DRUG ON AND ON AND ON, THERE'S BEEN PROMISES MADE AND BROKEN AND SO FORTH, AND WE ARE DESIREABLE TO SEE THIS THROUGH TO COMPLETION.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=to completion.]


Liberty says it's always been willing to comply with the city's conditions, but the school denies any promises were broken.
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((JERRY FALWELL JR./LIBERTY UNIVERSITY: WE'RE JUST HAPPY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO WADE THROUGH ALL THE FINANCIAL PROBLEMS AND GET IN THE POSITION THAT WE WERE ABLE TO BUILD THE RAMPS. THERE'S NO BITTERNESS AT ALL, BUT IT DOES BOTHER US WHEN THEY CHARACTERIZE IT AS A PROMISE RATHER THAN AS A CONDITION THAT WAS IMPOSED BY THE CITY.)) [RUNS:18]
[OUT Q=by the city.]


Council approved the deal by a unanimous vote.
Construction could get underway this spring.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Patrick in the Chromakey

[WX1]


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[TOSS TO PATRICK IN CK] [CK/VIEWERNET]
[SUPER=#571; SCIENCE MUSEUM]
[CK/WX-PRO=]ALMANAC DATA

NATIONAL SAT ADD ANALYSIS TOMORROW FORECAST EXTENDED
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[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Tomorrow's the day...
We'll tell you which post offices are keeping late hours tomorrow as last minute-filers rush to get in their tax forms.
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[VO-NAT]


And smoke fills a well-known Boston attraction.
We'll have these stories and more when News 7 at 11 returns.
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[Monty-OD]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-36 TC 3:33]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


Additional charges were filed today against a Montgomery County man charged with murder.
42-year old Robert Crook, Senior is now charged with two counts of assault.
Authorities say Crook struck a sheriff's deputy and rescue squad volunteer who were attempting to take him to the hospital this afternoon.
Sheriff's officials say Crook left a suicide note and then took an overdose of prescription medication.
He is expected to make a full recovery.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./March 22;]


Crook was charged with first degree murder last month for allegedly shooting and killing Michael Durham.
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[Gretna-Principal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=None]
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A former assistant principal at Gretna Elementary School was found guilty of exposing himself to a teenage girl.
This is the first of a number of sexual charges facing Theodore Richard Jones, Junior.
The incidents happened between 19-91 and 1994 in a book room at the school.
The Pittsylvania County jury recommended 15-hundred dollar fine with no jail time.

[Williams]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-23 TC 36:15]
[GRAPHIC=VA Supreme Court]


Virginia grandparents may love their grandchildren.
But do they have the RIGHT to see them?
Virginia's Supreme Court will decide just that-- after hearing the Montgomery County case today of seven-year old Leslie Williams.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Her grandparents won ten hours visitation a week after a falling out with her parents.
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[SOT 09:10:49]
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((GREGORY CAMPBELL/GRANDPARENTS' ATTORNEY: THE GRANDPARENT VISITATION IS NOT ABOUT GRANDPARENT RIGHTS. IT'S ABOUT THE CHILD'S RIGHTS. WHAT WE'RE BALANCING ARE THE CHILD'S RIGHTS TO VISIT WITH HER GRANDPARENTS AGAINST THE PARENTS RIGHTS CONSTITUTIONALLY.))
[SOT 09:30:16]

((HARRIET DORSEY/PARENTS' ATTORNEY: WE ARE TAKING THIS CHILD PHYSICALLY AWAY FROM FIT PARENTS WHO ARE NOT IN DISPUTE WITH EACH OTHER.))
[SOT 09:09:25]

((JUSTICE LEROY HASSELL/VA. SUPREME COURT: WHAT RIGHT DOES THE GOVERNMENT ...REQUIRED TO SEE?))
[SUPER=01-Gregory Campbell/Grandparents' Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=01-Harriet Dorsey/Parents' Attorney; :13]
[SUPER=01-Justice Leroy Hassell/Virginia Supreme Court; :22]
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The Supreme Court will NOT rule on the Williams' case before June.[Fanueil-Hall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net c]
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A smoky fire today at a Boston landmark.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


The blaze forced the evaucation of Boston's famous (Fan-uel) Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
Fire started in the kitchen of the crowded Plaza Three restaurant in the South Market building
Fire officials say the restaurant sustained major structural damage.
The blaze also spread to offices located on the top floor of the building. No one was hurt.
There's no word yet on how the fire started.
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[Airline-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net b]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More and more people are flying-
The Clinton Administration is hoping to make the skies safer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


It's calling for stricter engine inspections and the mandatory installation of better ground sensors on aircraft.
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[SOT 20:07:02]
[IN Q=]

((TERRAIN. TERRAIN. PULL UP. PULL UP.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=PULL UP. PULL UP.]
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[VO-NAT]


New technology would allow planes to access a global database detailing things like mountainous terrain.
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[SOT 13:01:27]
[IN Q=]

((WE'RE VERY PROUD FLYING IS THE SAFEST WAY TO TRAVEL AND THE STOPS ANNOUNCED TODAY WILL MAKE THE SAFEST SKIES IN THE WORLD EVEN SAFER.))
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=even safer.]
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[VO-NAT]


The government ultimately wants to cut the fatal accident rate by 80 percent.
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[Intel]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net d]
[GRAPHIC=Layoffs]


Intel is seeing pink today- in the form of pink slips.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


The world's largest maker of computer chips is cutting three thousand jobs or nearly five percent of its workforce.
Intel cites a sluggish demand for personal computers- for a 36 percent drop in profits-
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


And Chicago based Ameritech- one of the Baby Bells is cutting five thousand positions- it says to cut expenses.

[4/14-Countdown]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-33 TC 12:04]
[GRAPHIC=Countdown to April 15th]


Last minute filers only have a matter of hours left to get their federal returns in.
Post Officials officials are expecting an onslought as in past years.
Last year was no different as people crowded the post office up until the very last minute....
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[SOT 97-16, 28:12:2?]
[IN Q=I wait every]

((I WAIT EVERY YEAR TO THE LAST MINUTE. Why do you wait until the last minute? IN CASE I HVAE TO PAY I CAN HOLD ONTO MY MONEY LONGER.))
[SUPER=10-Genova Saunders//Last Year;]
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[OUT Q=MONEY LONGER]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Roanoke's main post office will reamin open tomorrow until midnight.
Post offices in Blacksburg, Dublin and Rocky Mount will also stay open until midnight.
Salem's post office will be open until 8 and Christiansburg will close at 7.
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[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


A sellout crowd for the Dave Matthews concert may test Roanoke's parking capabilities.
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[VO-NAT]


And with all that skin...washing can be a challenge, but zoo officlas are doing their part to make sure this young elephant stays clean.
We'll have the story coming up.
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[Power-Line]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-25 TC 34:32]
[GRAPHIC=AEP Powerline]


The State Corporation Commission is halfway through its series of power line hearings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bland Co.;]


Today in Bland County, the agency heard more testimony from people who said a power line would ruin the scenery near their homes.
At the end of the month, the judge who is in charge of these hearings will take a tour of the communities that sit along the line's proposed route.
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[SOT 13 46 07 (ub)]

["bland hearings" tape]
[IN Q=he's going to]

((KEN SCHRAD/STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION: HE'S GOING TO SPEND TIME OUT HERE ACTUALLY LOOKING AT AREAS HE'S HEARD OF IN THESE HEARINGS. IT'S ONE THING VISUALIZE THEM, IT'S ANOTHER TO WALK THROUGH THE AREA AND SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT.))
[SUPER=01-Ken Schrad/State Corporation Commission;]
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[OUT Q=TALKING ABOUT]
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[VO-NAT]


The commission has to decide two things:
Is there a need for the line?
And if so, what route is best for the environment and people who live nearby?
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[SOT 14 00 18 (ub)]

["bland hearings" tape]
[IN Q=it's the hearing]

((TODD BURNS/AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER: IT'S THE HEARING EXAMINER'S RESPONSIBILITY... TO TAKE THIS EVIDENCE ... AND DIRECT AEP TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS IF NECESSARY, ACCORDINGLY.))
[SUPER=01-Todd Burns/American Electric Power;]
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[OUT Q=accordingly]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


The next public hearing is April 21st in Giles County.

[Dave-Matthews]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-28 TC 29:46]
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The Roanoke Civic Center may be testing its limitations this Saturday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The facility will provide parking for the Dave Matthews band concert AND Earth Day activities. And there's apparently plenty going on inside too.
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[SOT=17:01:58]
[IN Q=THAT MORNING AT]

((JIM EVANS/ROANOKE CIVIC CENTER; THAT MORNING AT 10 O'CLOCK WE HAVE ON SALE TICKETS FOR BROOKS AND DUNN, WHICH WILL BRING A LOT OF PEOPLE OVER. WE HAVE A CRAFT SHOW GOING ON ALL DAY IN THE BUILDING SATURDAY. AND THEN SATURDAY NIGHT, JABBERWOCK IS IN THE AUDITORIUM. SO IT'S PRETTY MUCH A FULL DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Evans/Roanoke Civic Center;]
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[OUT Q=A FULL DAY.]
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[VO-NAT]

The Civic Center hopes a successful juggling act this weekend translates to bringing bigger acts to the area.
[SOT=17:05:02]
[IN Q=WE HOPE THAT]

((EVANS; WE HOPE THAT THIS WILL BE A BLUE PRINT FOR FUTURE EVENTS OF THIS NATURE SO WE CAN SHOW THAT ROANOKE CAN SUPPORT THIS TYPE OF THING.))
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[OUT Q=type of thing.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=none]

This is the largest one day event the Roanoke Civic Center has ever handled.[Forecasts]
[SUPER=X5000;]
[SUPER=330-Gradual/Clearing/45-48/Morning Sun/Turning Cloudy/70-73;]
[SUPER=331-Clearing/& Mild/46-50/Mostly Sunny/& Pleasant/74-78;]
[SUPER=332-Clearing Out/Slowly/43-46/Sunny Early/Afternoon Clouds/70-75;]
[SUPER=333-Gradual/Clearing/42-46/Sunshine Early/Clouds Later/68-72;]
[SUPER=334-Clearing/& Mild/44-48/Sunny Early/Afternoon Clouds;]
[SUPER=X5001;]


[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=Extra]
[GRAPHIC=]


Coming up in sports, the Salem Avalanche have a win streak going and the Lynchburg wins its home opener.
But first the extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston;]


President Clinton, football great Jim Brown and Georgetown Coach John Thompson participated in a town meeting.
Clinton praised sports for leading America to a more harmonious society, but all agreed more head way needs to be made to put more minorities in management positions.

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-9][GRAPHIC=Hillcats]


The Lynchburg Hillcats won their home opener last night against Frederick.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Hillcats Home Opener; :00]

Perhaps the highlight of the night was the ceromony before the first pitch as the defending Carolina league champions offically brought the trophy home to Lynchburg.
The players from the championship team came out of the dug out one by one and were greeted by team owner Calvin Fallwell and the league president.
The players also signed autographs for the fans that came out early.
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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[GRAPHIC=HOLd hillcats]

The Cats won the game 8-6.
[GRAPHIC=Danvile 97's]


in other carolina league action; the danville 97's beat Kinston 6-2.[S-Avs]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-11]

[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Salem tried to make it two staright at home.
Roanoke Symphony Conductor, David Wiley, tried to make beautiful music with the Avalanche tonight, by throwing in the first pitch.
But it was the Blue Rocks that struck a cord last night. Jason Layne's base hit to right field brings home Pat Hallmark from third and Wilmington is up 1-nothing in the first inning.
Jose Amado extends the Blue Rock lead, by knocking a two run homer off the Miller sign and Wilmington is cruising with a four to one advantage in the fourth.
[SUPER=37-Salem/8/Wilmington/7/;]


But Salem changed its tune. Mark Hamlin's broken bat single brings home a run, the Avalanche hits the high note beating the Blue Rocks 8-to-7

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[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
[GRAPHIC=Talledega]


Dale Earnhardt and Kenny Irwin tested at Talledega yesterday; the track they will visit after this weekend's Goody's Headache 500 Sunday at Martinsville.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL; :00]


Earnhardt was the man in gray yesterday as he took a few turns at the 2.66 mile superspeedway. Earnhardt's crew chief Larry McReynolds of course trying to get the intimidator back in victory lane.
Robert Yates kept an eye on his young driver; Kenny Irwin. the DieHard 500 is April 26th at 1pm.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-8]
[GRAPHIC=martinsville s'way]


Marinsville Speedway had it's 50th birthday last year. This Sunday another monumental number will be associated with the track; 80 thousand..as in 80 thousand seats.
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[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Martinsville; :00]


Construction on the brand new 75 hundred seat addition on the front stretch was completed in time for this coming Sunday's Goody's 500 and the new skyboxes which got for more than $30 thousand a year will be finished by the spring.


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[SOT]
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((CLAY CAMPBELL/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY PRESIDENT:))
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[BIG PINNACLE PAGE 1020]
join Mike Stevens and Photographer Lynn Eller Saturday at 6:30 for a half hour preview of this Sunday's race.


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From the Winston Cup to the World Cup.
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The captain of the U. S. national soccer team has been cut.
Coach Steve Sampson told reporters that John Harkes was dropped from the team because of a conflict between the two over team leadership.
The U. S. team opens World Cup competition against Germany on June 15th.

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Yankee Stadium was closed last night after workers found a large amount of structural damage in the historic venue.
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A beam fell down the third baseline and today 300 workers from eight New York City agencies went to work repairing the damage.
Games were postponed last night and tonight. Tomorrow's game between the Yankees and the Anaheim Angles have been rescheduled at Shea stadium where the Mets play.
If the stadium repairs are not finished; the Yanks'weekend series with the Tigers will be moved to either Shea or to Detroit.

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Still to come in sports, UVa football coach George Weslh was in Christiansburg tonight; we will hear from him and a few of his players,
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and North Cross golfing legend Brandon Lacroix hopes to start making history next year as Blue devil; details when we come back.

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North Cross senior Brandon Lacroix will play golf at Duke next year.
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The reigning Virginia Independent Conference state champ has accepted a scholarship from the ACC school.
Lacroix has won and finished 2nd in the McClelland Invitational. The last 3 years he's been ranked in the top 5 in junior PGA 18 and under tournaments around the country.
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UVa football coach George Welsh was in Chrsitiansburg last night; making an appearance at the Farmhouse.
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Among the topics; the defection of Hampton national player of the year and quarterback Ronald Curry to North Carolina.
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And finally tonight..
It's bath time in today's video of the day.
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The Cincinnati Zoo's newest Asian elephant made its public bathing debut this morning....with a little support from its mom.
The young pachyderm may be only a month old, but he already weighs an estimated 290 pounds. (------------) That's a lot of baby to keep clean.