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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


A fire at a Vinton Retirement community leaves one resident dead.
Firefighters were also busy tonight battling a blaze in Montgomery County.
SELL was the word of the day as the Dow Jones takes a dive.
And it was the WALLS that came tumbling down in Las Vegas.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
A fire tonight at the Clearview Manor Apartments in Vinton-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


One resident of the retirement commnity is dead- although the person's identity is not being released.
Many residents were evacuated to the Lancerlot Athletic Center- but some are being allowed back tonight.
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA;]


The women who's father is charged with kidnapping them 19 years ago- speak in defense of their dad.
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Plus sell was the word of the day.
The Dow Jones Industrials lost nearly 150 points amid fears of higher interest rates.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at Eleven. [Clearview-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#98-32 17:16]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Tragedy struck the Clearview Manor Retirment Community when a fire claimed the life of one of its residents.
[Double Boxes=Jean and David/Microwave]


David Johnson is on the scene, where residents are returning to their homes.
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[SUPER=05-Vinton;]
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[SUPER=01-Benni Powell/Vinton Fire Chief; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Carolyn Murray/Clearview Resident;:16]
[SUPER=01-Bessie Walker/Clearview Resident;:22]
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((Q:How did they determine the cause of the fire?))[Monty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-37 13:57]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Fire heavily damaged a home in Montgomery County tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Crews from Blacksburg and Christiansburg worked to bring the blaze under control.
It broke out around nine tonight at this house in the Preston Forest community, near Blacksburg.
The roof and second floor were destroyed.
Jim Wang and his family were at home at the time and believe it started in the flue.
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[11:16:43]
[SOT]
[IN Q=I suspect]

((JIM WANG/HOMEOWNER:I SUSPECT THAT WHAT HAPPENED IS THAT POSSIBLY THE FLUE BROKE OR SOMETHING ALLOWED OXYGEN TO GET TO
THE CREOSOTE WHICH IGNITED AND APPARENTLY THAT HOLE ALLOWED THE FLAMES TO JUMP OUT ONTO THE WOOD, THAT'S THE ONLY THIN

G THAT I FIGURE COULD HAVE HAPPENED. ))
[SUPER=01-Jim Wang/Homeowner; :00]
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[OUT Q=could have happened.]
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[VO-NAT]


The Wangs and their two children moved into the house in August.
They plan to stay with neighbors.
No one was hurt.
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[Appomattox-Fires]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-25 49:51]
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An 11-year old boy and his 14-year old sister are being held in a juvenile detention home: suspects in a string of arsons last night in Appomattox.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Appomattox/Last Night;]


The most serious of the blazes destroyed a warehouse at the J-E Sears building supply company.
That's where police also found racist graffitti spraypainted on several buildings and a car.
But sheriff Wilson Staples says the children are black.. and he hasn't been able to determine a motive.
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[SOT 10:34:50//11:42:34]
[IN Q=No logical]

((WILSON STAPLES/APPOMATTOX CO. SHERIFF: NO LOGICAL EXPLANATION. I DON'T THINK IT CAN BE LOGICALLY EXPLAINED WHY SOMEONE WOULD SET A FIRE AND DESTROY PROPERTY SO THERE HAS BEEN NO LOGICAL EXPLANATION TO IT.)) ((AL SEARS/BUSINESS OWNER: THAT IS THE DIFFICULT PART. WITH KIDS YOU JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSES IT AND I'M SURE THEY DON'T KNOW THE OUTCOME AND THE CONSEQUENCES BUT YOU HOPE THAT THIS MAY BE A LESSON FOR OTHER KIDS.))
[SUPER=01-Wilson Staples/Appomattox Co. Sheriff; :00]
[SUPER=01-Al Sears/Business Owner; :11]
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[OUT Q=for other kids.]
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[VO-NAT]


Al Sears says the fire caused about one hundred thousand dollars in damages to his business.
The two children each face five separate charges of arson.
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[Till-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-34 36:36]
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The victim of a stabbing last week in Danville has died.
76-year old Everett Till of Florida died Saturday-- from two stab wounds.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Wednesday;]


The stabbing happened last Wednesday night at the Hunters Run Apartments.
Danville police arrested his son-- 43-year old Michael Till and charged him with malicious wounding.
The younger Till lived in the apartment where the stabbing happened.
Police won't say if Michael Till will be charged with his father's murder.
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[Tomb-Unknown]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
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It's the tomb of the unknowns- but is one of the unknowns really KNOWN?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


The pentagon says it will decide within a couple of weeks whether to exhume the remains of the Vietnam veteran buried there.
A Pentagon panel recommended the removal because the remains could be those of Air Force pilot Michael Blassie.
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((CHARLES CRAGIN/DEPT. OF DEFENSE SPOKESMAN: I AM SURE THERE ARE CONCERNS ABOUT THE SANCTITY OF THE TOMB AND WE HAVE HAD THOSE DISCUSSIONS BUT ON THE BALANCE EVERYONE CAME DOWN TO WHAT IS RIGHT AND WHAT IS RIGHT IS TO UTILIZE THE TECHNOLOGY THAT EXISTSS TO ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY THE REMAINS.))
[SUPER=01-Charles Cragin/Dept. of Defense Spokesman;]
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[OUT Q=identity the remains.]
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[VO-NAT]


Exhuming the remains would allow forensic scientists to use DNA testing that was unavailable when the body was first found.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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


Coming up,
Teachers and firefighters weigh in on local politics.
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[VO-NAT]


And it was a busy day on the stock market as the dow tumbles.
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[Wall-Street]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net b]
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Sell was the word of the day on Wall Street.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


The Dow industrials slid to a loss of nearly 150 points amid fears of higher interest rates.
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[SOT 16:54:22]
[IN Q=]

((ALAN ACKERMAN/MARKET STRATEGIST: alanANXIETY LEVELS WENT UP THE MARKET WENT DOWN. SOME CONFIDENCE IN THE MARKET ON THE PART OF THE SMALL BUYER IS SOMEWHAT EVAPORATING AND WE'RE SEEING A VAST DECLINE ACROSS THE BOARD.))
[SUPER=01-Alan Ackerman/Market Strategist;]
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[OUT Q=ACROSS THE BOARD.]
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[VO-NAT]


Of course most don't believe the federal officails will actually raise rates when they meet next month.
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((SO EXPECTATIONS OF DRAMATIC RUN UP IN INTEREST RATES ISN'T THERE NOR IS THE EXPECTATION OF A SIGNIFICANT MOVE DOWN IN OFFICIAL INTEREST RATES.))
[SUPER=01-Matthew Alexy/Market Strategist;]
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[OUT Q=interest rates."]
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[VO-NAT]


The Dow closed with a loss of 147- at 89 hundred 17. Nasdaq plunged 48 points.
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[Father-Found]


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Two young women went to the defense of their father today- even though he's accused of kidnapping them almost 20 years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Boston, MA]


The women spoke of their father's devotion as he raised them on his own in Florida.
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[SOT 13:04:04]
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((LISA MARTIN/STEPHEN FAGEN'S DAUGHTER: I FIRMLY BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED WITH MY SISTER AND I SOME 19 YEARS AGO HAPPENED FOR A GOOD REASON. MY DAD WANTED US TO BE SAFE TO GROW UP HAPPY HEALTHY AND STRONG.)) [13:02:39] ((RACHEL MARTIN/STEPHEN FAGEN'S DAUGHTER: THE MEDIA HAS PORTRAYED MY FATHER AS EVERYTHING FROM A GOLD DIGGER PALYBOY TO A THIEF. I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT IS SIMPLY NOT TRUE. FOR AS LOGN AS I CAN REMEMBER MY FATHER HAS HAD ONE FULL TIME JOB THAT OF RAISING ME AND MY SISTER.))
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[SUPER=01-Rachel Martin/Stephen Fagen's Daughter; 08]
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[VO-NAT]


Fagan apparently told the girls their mother was dead a changed his identity to keep her from finding them.
Barbara Kurth said at a press conference she'd like a private reunion with her daughters when the time is right.
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[SOT 13:04:41]
[IN Q=]

((I DON'T THINK ANYONE PARTICUALRLY THESE TWO YOUNG WOMEN WERE IMPRESSED WITH A REACHING OUT TO THEM THROUGH A PRESS CONFERENCE ORCHESTRATED BY A LAWYER AND IT IS NOT THEIR DESIRE TO MAKE THEIR FEELINGS CONCERNIGN THEIR MOTHER KNOWN THROUGH A PRESS CONFERENCE ARRAGNED BY ANOTHER LAWYER.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Egbert/Fagan's Attorney;]
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[OUT Q=BY ANOTGHER LAWYER."]
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[VO-NAT]


But, Egbert says it's unlikely a meeting will take place while charges are pending against Fagen,
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[Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-35 24:25]
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[****Note ANCHOR tag***]
No mudslinging-- just the issues.
Candidates in the race for Danville City Council squared off tonight at a public forum.
The main issues in this election are jobs and education.
Christy Hubley has our report.
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[IN Q=With ten people running]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Faith Cody/Voter; :08]
[SUPER=01-R. Wayne Williams/Danville Council Candidate; :16]
[SUPER=01-Lewis Ramey/Danville Council Candidate; :36]
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(( With ten people running for four seats on Danville's City Council, voters may have a tough time narrowing the field.
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[IN Q=It's not easy]

((FAITH CODY/VOTER: IT'S NOT EASY, IS IT? YOU HAVE TO REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT THEY'RE SAYING AND HOW THEY SPEAK.)) [RUNS:05]
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And speak they did-- about how to attract new industry to Danville.
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[SOT 8:28:09-:24]
[IN Q=Danville right now can easily]

((R. WAYNE WILLIAMS/DANVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE: DANVILLE RIGHT NOW CAN EASILY SUPPORT MANUFACTURING JOBS, IT'S THE FUTURE TECHNOLOGY JOBS THAT WILL REQUIRE OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM TO CHANGE TO KEEP UP WITH THAT TO ATTRACT HIGHER PAYING JOBS INTO THE AREA.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=to the area.]


And about whether the city should privatize its municipal services.
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[SOT 8:34:20-:34]
[IN Q=We don't want to get]

((LEWIS RAMEY/DANVILLE COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE DON'T WANT TO GET OURSELVES INTO A SITUATION THAT IS ONLY ONE OR TWO SUPPLIERS THEREFORE THEY GET TOGETHER ON THE PRICE AND IT GOES UP UP UP UP. )) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=goes up up up up.]


There's little tension among the candidates-- and not much disagreement about what should be done to improve Danville.
With so many of them taking similar stands on the issues... some voters aren't ready to make up their minds just yet.
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[SOT 9:59:10-:18]
[IN Q=You haven't made up]

((HARVEY DALTON/VOTER: YOU HAVEN'T MADE UP YOUR MIND YET? NO. SOMEBODY MIGHT CHANGE MY MIND BETWEEN NOW AND THEN SO I'LL JUST WAIT UNTIL THE 5TH TO COME UP WITH IT.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=to come up with it.]


Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Voters in Danville will have another chance to meet the council candidates tomorrow night.
The Danville Area Chamber of Commerce will host a candidate forum in the city council chambers from 7-until-9.

[City-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-29 43:21]
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With one week to go, the Roanoke Education Association is weighing in on the city council campaign.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Today the teachers group announced that it will support independent challengers Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash in the May fifth election, along with incumbent Democrat Bill White.
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[SOT 15:45:40]
[IN Q=The problems that we face]

((ESTHER CIRASUNDA/ROANOKE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION: THE PROBLEMS THAT WE FACE DAILY AS TEACHERS WITH WHAT WE DO IN ROANOKE CITY: WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND CITY COUNCIL EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY, WE CANNOT ASSURE THE SUCCESS OF THESE CHILDREN AND I THINK THAT PROBABLY IS THE MAJOR ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Esther Cirasunda/Roanoke Education Association;]
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[OUT Q=the major issue.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The Roanoke Fire Fighters Association has also endorsed candidates.
Over the weekend the group threw its support behind Democrats Alvin Hudson, and Nelson Harris.
For the third seat, the association said that either of the independents would be "a welcome and refreshing asset."

[Tease2]


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


A wrong number can mean big problems if the wrong number you dial is 9-1-1,
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[VO-NAT]


And
David Wiley and the Roanoke Symphony are making beautiful music together.
The story coming up on News 7 at 11.
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[State-Troopers]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-21 1:00:01]
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With three of their own missing-- state police troopers have their hands full in Franklin County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Eleven troopers normally work in Franklin County but now there are only eight.
Three were recently promoted, and new recruits will not be available until July.
Sergeant B-G Ratliff says it may take up to 45 minutes to respond to a wreck but sheriff's deputies are helping them out.
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[SOT 12:21:11]
[IN Q=We have 220]

((SGT. B.G. RATLIFF/STATE POLICE: WE HAVE 220 AND FRANKLIN COUNTY MANNED 24 HOURS A DAY. IT MAY NOT BE MANNED EVERY SQUARE INCH BUT WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO CAN REACT 24 HOURS A DAY DOWN THERE.))
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[OUT Q=down there]
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[VO-NAT]


The sergeant expects more traffic accidents on Memorial Day and says troopers will have to work on their days off.
But he says Franklin County is at the top of the list to receive new troopers, when the State Police Academy class graduates in July.
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[Monty-911]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-23 1:00:10]
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The Montgomery County Sheriff's department is like most law enforcment agencies where resources are limited.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


That's one reason-- sheriff's officials are frustrated with the large number of 9-1-1 hangups.
The department has logged nearly one thousand, since August and most are NOT actual emergencies.
The majority are children playing on the phone or adults who've dialed the wrong number and simply hang up.
Whatever the case-- the dispatcher is required to call the person back to confirm everything is OK.
If the caller doesn't answer or the line is busy-- a sheriff's deputy is immediately dispatched.
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[6:16:35]
[SOT]
[IN Q=A 911]

((NEAL TURNER/MONTGOMERY CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: A 911 HANG UP IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS A 911 CALL WHERE A PERSON INDICATES MY HOUSE IS ON FIRE, A CHILD IS SICK, SOMEONE IS BREAKING INTO MY HOME BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW IT'S EVEN MORE OF A CONCERN FOR US TO FIND OUT WHAT THE PROBLEM IS AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN. ))
[SUPER=01-Neal Turner/Montgomery Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00]
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[OUT Q=as we can.]
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[VO-NAT]


Turner says the problem is so serious he's now tracking the number of 9-1-1 hang ups and says the sheriff's department intends to prosecute serious repeat offenders.
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[Wiley]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-34 49:06]
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The Roanoke Symphony and its conductor David Wiley are working in harmony.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Wiley's Contract has been renewed through the 2000-2001 season-
The President of the Roanoke Symphony made the announcement at the beginning of tonight's concert.
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[SOT 00:46:51]
[IN Q=for the past]

((FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS HE'S DONE WONDERFUL THINGS WITH OUR MUSIC AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO AT LEAST THREE MORE YEARS OF DAVID WILEY'S ARTISTIC LEADERSHIP.))
[SUPER=01-Frank Martin/Roanoke Symphony Society;]
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[OUT Q=artistic leadership]
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[VO-NAT]


Wiley began conducting the Roanoke Symphony in 1996-
He came here with a message. He says he wants people to realize orchestral music is fun- not stuffy.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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Big honors tonight for Roanoke College, high school baseball highlights, a big Jubilee is coming to Salem, Jamison is headed to the NBA and the First Union car has a new driver.
But first in the extra point, the Virginia High school coaches association all-state boy's basketball teams were released tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-Hometown Hoops Weekly; :00]


In the Group A ranks, Floyd's Travis Cantrell who is headed to The Citadel was named that division's player of the year.
In Group Two-A, Liberty's Peanut Arrington was named the player of the of the year, while Magna Vista's Kevin Johnson is the coach of the year.
G.W. Danville swept the Triple A awards with Chris Carter getting the coach of the year honor and Charles Stephens picking up the player of the year recognition.
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[S-Layman]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-10]
[GRAPHIC=ODAC]


The Old Dominion Athletic Conference releaed its post season all-star team and award winners last night and the Roanoke College program, which is just in its second year of varsity play literally stole the show.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Freshman Amy Layman the former Glenvar standout was named the ODAC's player of the year.
Layman batted 342 this season, and was a force on the mound with 11 wins a 1 point 93 earned run average.
She also struck out 81 batters.
Roanoke's Alan Bayes was named the ODAC's coach of the year.
Catcher Hollie Morris and third baseman Kari Whitney also made first team honors from Roanoke.
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[talent=mike]
[graphic=odac]


Lynchburg's Trena Liggon also earned first team honors as an outfielder.

[S-Blues]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL]


In high school baseball last night, Parry McCluer barely denied Craig County its first win of the season down in Buena Vista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00]


Fighting Blues Skipper Mark Mace had his team ready for the Pioneer district battle.
And Craig would take a big hit in the bottom of the third as John Snyder scores from third on a wild pitch to make 3-to-1 Blues.
Then on the next play, Jeremiah Brockenborough brings in Chad Coffey on a double and the Fighting Blues were up 4-to-1 at this point in the game.
The Blue would later go up 6-to-one on Norris Dudley's one bagger that plates Daniel Clark.
[super=34-Craig Co./9/Parry McCluer/10;]


The Rockets would rally in the late innings and almost steal this one from the Blues. In the top of the 4th Rusty Maddox connects on a sacrifice fly that brings in Gary Owens.
But the Blues win it 10-to-9.

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[ANCHOR=MIKE]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-4]
[GRAPHIC=VHSL]


A number of high school baseball teams from the area will be gunning for a trip to Salem next month.
Denise Allen tells us how the city of Champions is about to enhance its reputation by hosting the Virginia High School League's new Spring Jubilee.
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[IN Q=Salem is already know]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ken Tilley/VHSL Executive Director; :12]
[SUPER=@Denise1; :23]
[SUPER=01-Sandy Hadaway/Salem High School Athletic Dir.; :47]
[SUPER=01-Carey Harveycutter/Salem Civic Center; :57]
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[OUT Q=News 7 Sports]


((Salem is already known as the N-C-Double-A Division Three city of Champions.
And for the next two years it will also be title town for spring single and double A high school sports.
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DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7 REPORTER: THE SPRING JUBILEE WAS NEARLY 16 MONTHS IN THE PLANNING. ORGANIZERS SAY THE LOGISTIC OF FINDING SITES FOR ALL THE CHAMPIONSHIPS CREATED QUITE A CHALLENGE.
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All these people come to town May 29th and 30, to compete for the Single and Double A State Championships.
That same weekend a similar event will be taking place in Norfolk, for Triple A titles.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))


[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-12]
[GRAPHIC=nba playoffs]


The Cleveland Cavaliers avoided elimination last night in the NBA playoffs as they beat the Indiana Pacers 86-to-77 in game three to make this a 2 games to one series.
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Larry Bird's team had an easy time in the first two games and with Rik Smits hitting for 26 points last night it looked like they would complete the sweep.
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Game four is Thursday back in Cleveland.
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Still to come ton the big 7 tonight, the First Union car withdraws its driver and deposits another one in the front seat.
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And Tim Duncan and Antawn Jamison make headlines today in moves concerning the NBA.

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The Tar Heels are losing yet another one of their superstars to the NBA.
Antawn Jamison announced yesterday that he is giving up his final year at UNC to try the NBA.
But Jamison isn't just checking out early, he will have his degree in hand by the end of this summer.
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The last player of the year from the ACC picked up a prestigious honor yesterday from the NBA.
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rookie Tim Duncan was named the league's rookie of the year.
Duncan led all rookies in scoring, rebounding, blocks and field goal percentage.
He received all but three of the 116 votes cast, with Keith VanHorn getting those.
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The Winston Cup roll into California later this week for the NAPA 500.
And the First Union Chevy will have a new driver.
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Last night, Wally Dallenbach, who has posted just one top 10 finish in 9 races this season was fired effective immediately.
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He will be replaced by veteran Morgan Shepherd who will drive the car the rest of the season with the exception of the two road races where Tommy Kendall will get the call to drive.

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You'd think it was one of the many spectacular shows in Las Vegas- but tonight's video of the day was a once in a lifetime event.
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The famed Aladdin Hotel-Casino came crashing down tonight in an implosion.
The 17-story Aladdin is the fifth Las Vegas icon blasted into oblivion in the past five years.
All fell victim to the city's mega-resort mania.
The Aladdin is where Elvis and Priscilla Presley got married in 1967.
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