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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


A Norfolk Southern Train kills a man on the tracks tonight-
Plus a murder at the Stanley Furniture plant-
And metal detectors are coming to one local high school.
Plus a proposed air strip has some folks in Rockkbridge County upset-
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


News 7 is next.[Newsbreak]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
A man was killed by a Norfolk Southern Train-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


It happened in Buena Vista just outside of Glen Maury Park-
Police have indicated it may have been a suicide.
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]


A man was murdered in the parking lot of the Stanley Furniture plant today-
Police say 28 year old Daniel Musselman is dead-
A 25 year old- Phillip Boatman- is s charged with the murder.
[SUPER=03-Carmel, IN;]


A deadly bank robbery- a man opens fire inside the bank-
Later in the day police go after the suspect in the woods.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at Eleven. [Train-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-40 12:15]
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A man is dead tonight after being hit by a train in Buena Vista.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Buena Vista;]


The accident happened near the Glen Maury Park around five-thirty tonight.
A witness claims to have seen the victim shortly before the accident.
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[SOT 16.56.56 - 16.57.18]
[IN Q=I seen him]

((GREG NICK/ACCIDENT WITNESS: I SEEN HIM WALKING DOWN THERE--WALKING THE TRACK AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE WAS DOING AND I WAS WALKING UP THE FLOOD WALL, WALKING AS I USUALLY DO AND I SAW HIM. I GUESS HE WAS WAITING ON THE TRAIN I DON'T KNOW. THAT'S ALL I SEEN THEN I KEPT ON WALKING AND THE TRAIN--I HEARD HIM HOLLERING REAL LOUD AND I KEPT WALKING. I DIDN'T WANT TO GET INVOLVED YOU KNOW.))
[SUPER=01-Greg Nick/Witness;]
[RUNS=22]
[OUT Q=involved you know.]
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[VO-NAT]


Police say they're treating the accident as an apparent suicide.
They say they know the victim's identity, but are not releasing it until they contact his family.
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[Henry-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-30 48:47]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


A suspect is in custody tonight-- charged with the murder of Stanley Furniture employee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Stanleytown;]


Sheriff's deputies arrested 25-year old Philip Boatman of Collinsville this afternoon.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office says he shot 28-year old Daniel Mussleman in the parking lot of the Stanley Furniture plant.
Boatman is also charged with the abduction of his estranged wife-- who was allegedly seeing the victim.
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[SOT 7:30:48-:10]
[IN Q=The victim of the abduction]

((LT. KIMMY NESTER: THE VICTIM OF THE ABDUCTION.. BEING THE WIFE.. SHE WOULD HAVE BEEN APPROACHED IN THE COLLINSVILLE AREA AT THE BREWER MOVIE CLUB WHERE SHE WAS INTIMIDATED, RODE AS A PASSENGER IN HER OWN VEHICLE, AS HER HUSBAND HAD DRIVEN THE VEHICLE WITH A FIREARM PRODUCED. SHE FELT INTIMIDATED HE DROVE HER ONTO THE COMPANY PROPERTY WHERE THE SHOOTING INCIDENT OCCURRED.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Kimmy Nester/Henry Co. Sheriff's Office;]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=where the shooting incident occurred.]
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[VO-NAT]


Boatman is in the Henry County jail tonight-- held on 500-thousand dollars bond.
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[Fleming-Guns]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=598-15 20:44]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Hand held metal detectors will be used again at a Roanoke School to keep weapons out.
William Fleming staff will talk with students tomorrow about plans for random weapons searches.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They will be un-announced and done with hand-held metal detectors.
Fleming used to do them, but stopped about six years ago.
Administrators say the searches are being revived, for one reason:
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We don't want guns]

((ANN HARMAN/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS: WE DON'T WANT GUNS ON OUR CAMPUS. AND I THINK THIS IS A PRO-ACTIVE APPROACH TO LETTING OUR KIDS KNOW WE MEAN BUSINESS.))
[SUPER=01-Ann Harman/Roanoke City Schools]
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=mean business.]
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[VO-NAT]


Twice in the past few weeks, guns have been found in the possession of students at William Fleming.
A letter went home to parents this week outlining the new policy.
At this point, Fleming is the only city school that plans to do this.
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[Airport]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#98-37 15:48]
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About 100 people came out at a board meeting tonight in Rockbridge County--most in opposition to a proposed airstrip in Kerrs Creek.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Stacey/Newsroom]


Stacey Martin is in the newsroom with more.
[Live=Stacey Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@stacey1;]


Jean, many residents felt this airstrip was an attempt to get around a 1995 referendum in which residents overwhelimingly voted against a regional airport.
But, some members of the Rockbridge County Board of Supervisors saw the matter differently.
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[IN Q=According to Harold]
[SUPER=03-Kerrs Creek; :09]
[SUPER=01-Harold Hotinger/Airstrip Owner; :13]
[SUPER=01-Dave Parker/Airstrip Opponent; :30]
[SUPER=01-Norvell Lapsley/Airstrip Opponent; :45]
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[OUT Q=next few weeks]

(( According to Harold Hotinger it started out as a way to help a friend land and store his plane a little closer to home.
But, the would-be airstrip is now at the center of a heated debate.
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[SOT 15.09.23 - 15.09.31]
[IN Q=There's always a]

((HAROLD HOTINGER/AIRSTRIP OWNER: THERE'S ALWAYS A LITTLE UPROAR OVER SOMETHING LIKE THIS BUT I DIDN'T THINK IT WOULD BE THIS MUCH BECAUSE IT REALLY ISN'T THAT BIG OF A THING. IT'S REALLY JUST A GRASS STRIP.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=a grass strip.]


Opponents and neighbors say they're concerned about their property values and personal safety.
And, they maintain the board ignored the will of the residents.
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[SOT 18.37.10 - 18.37.26]
[IN Q=i THINK THIS]

((DAVE PARKER/AIRSTRIP OPPONENT: I THINK THIS ISSUE IS ABOUT A FEW PEOPLE RECREATING OVER EVERYBODY ELSE'S PRIVACY AND THEIR REAL ESTATE AND HOME VALUES. AND, I ALSO THINK IT'S AN ISSUE ABOUT SAFETY. I MEAN THEY'RE GOING TO BE FLYING WHAT 20 FEET OVER TOP OF SCHOOL BUSES.)) [RUNS16]
[OUT Q=of school buses.]
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[SOT 18.39.30 - 18.39.43]
[IN Q=I'm dissappointed in]

((NORVELL LAPSLEY/AIRSTRIP OPPONENT: I'M DISSAPPOINTED IN THE BOARD. I FEEL LIKE THEY BETRAYED THE PEOPLE. THEY'VE GONE BACK ON THEIR COMMITTMENT THAT THEY MADE AFTER THE REFERENDUM.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=after the referendum.]


Construction on the airstrip began in August and will wrap up over the next few weeks.))
[Live=Stacey Full/Newsroom]


The Board of Supervisors voted to allow the airstrip to operate for one year with a long list of restrictions including flights only during daylight hours and no flights on Sundays.
Meanwhile opponents say they plan to voice their objections when the permit expires this time next year.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Stacey/Newsroom]



[Winckler]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-27 TC 54:25]
[GRAPHIC=Death Penalty Virginia]


A woman convicted in the killing a Lynchburg woman last year- will NOT be the first woman sentenced to death in Virginia in the modern era.
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[VO-NAT]


Domica Winckler escaped a jury-recommended death sentence with the help of a Chesterfield County judge today.
[SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co./July 1997;]


Winckler is one of four defendants who beat, stabbed, and drowned a Lynchburg woman last year.
She's the only one who got a death sentence from the jury.
She was also the only black defendant.
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[TALENT=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


Virginia had NOT executed a woman since 17-year old Virginia Christian -- also a black woman-- was put to death in 1912.

The judge today reduced the jury's recommendation for death- to life in prison.[JMU-Murders]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#=98-38 11:35]
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A man accused of killing two James Madison students could serve 20 years in prison.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/October 1996;]


Brent Simmons entered an Alford plea today on two counts of second-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his ex-girlfriend Ann Olson and her boyfriend, Keith O'Connell in October 19-96.
In an Alford plea, a defendant doesn't admit guilt but concedes the prosecution has enough evidence to convict him.
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[Drowning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=lba]
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Rescue crews have yet to recover the body of a Danville man, believed to have drowned in the Dan River yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;]

[98-35, TC 26:47]
Police have called off the search for 45-year old Lynwood Henry Parrish.
A witness says he saw a man slip from a ledge yesterday while he was scooping up fish in a net.
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Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Still to come,
A new bank opens in the Roanoke Valley with a familiar name,
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[VO-NAT]


And
A dramatic police chase in Indiana after a bank robbery left one woman dead and three others wounded.
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[Hubbell]


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A federal grand jury has indicted one of President Clinton's long time friend's Webster Hubbell and his wife for tax evasion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Hubbell says the special prosecutor wants him to lie about the Clintons.
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[SOT 20:12:20]
[IN Q=]

((WEBSTER HUBBELL: I WANT YOU TO KNOW THE OFFICE OF THE INDEPENDENT COUNSEL CAN INDICT THE CAT, THEY CAN INDICT MY DOG. I'M NOT GONNA LIE ABOUT THE PRESIDENT. I'M NOT GONNA LIE ABOUT THE FIRST LADY OR ANYONE ELSE.))
[SUPER=07-Webster Hubbell;]
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[OUT Q=or anyone else.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Hubbells' already served 21 months for defrauding the law firm where he and Hillary Clinton used to work.[Clinton-Le

winsky]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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President Clinton admits he's distracted by Kenneth Starr's probe. (----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


But he says he won't fire the Whitewater prosecutor. And he wouldn't answer questions about reports that Monica Lewinsky will not be granted immunity.
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[SOT 16:56:40]
[IN Q=]

((IT'S UNDER SEAL. I CAN'T DISCUSS IT BUT I WILL DO MY BEST TO DEAL WITH THIS IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY.))
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[OUT Q=appropriate way.]
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[VO-NAT]


This was the President's first solo news conference this year.
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[Bank-Robbery]


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A bank robbery turns deadly near Indianpolis today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carmel, IN;]


It happened at a Key Bank in Carmel, Indiana- when man walked into the bank on main street.
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[SOT 16:58:45 ]
[IN Q=]

((JANET UHRICK/CARMEL POLICE DEPT: ONE LONE GUNMAN CAME INTO THE BANK JUST AFTER OPENING DEMANDING MONEY FOR WHATEVER REASON WE DON'T KNOW AND JUST OPENED UP ON THE EMPLOYEES.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Uhrick/Carmel Police Department;]
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[OUT Q=up on the employees."]
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[VO-NAT]


One woman was shot dead- three others were wounded. All were bank employees.
The suspect got away on foot- but was spotted in a tree not far from the scene-
He shot and killed himself as police closed in.
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[wipe wipe wipe][Suspect-Caught]


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[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Marion Co, IN; ]


Another bank robbery fifteen minutes later just a few miles away- a man tried to rob a People's Bank- but did not get any cash-
Police caught up with the suspect in a nearby field, but not before shooting and critically wounding him.
Police are not sure if the two hits are connected.
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[Flynt]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt turned himself in today in Cincinnati- on a 15-count pornography indictment.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH;]


Flynt and his brother are charged with selling sexually explicit videos- including one to a 14-year old boy.
Flynt says he believes the videos are protected by the 1st Amendment.
If convicted, the brothers could face 24 years in prison.

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[TAPE#=98-25 TC57:33]
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Roanoke Republicans nominated two candidates for Roanoke City Council.
And tonight, Joe Dashiell reports Jack Parrott and Chris Muse have two different approaches to the council campaign.
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[IN Q=Jack Parrott and Chris Muse]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :08]
[SUPER=01-Jack Parrott/(R) Roanoke City Council; :19]
[SUPER=04-June 1997; :40]
[SUPER=01-Chris Muse/(R) City Council Candidate; :52]
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[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke]


((Jack Parrott and Chris Muse share the Republican nomination for Roanoke City Council, but from there the candidates part company.
Parrott says he's selling his experience and judgement. Proud of his record in his first term on council, he says the city benefits from his expertise in engineering and construction. [PARROTT UB 14:08:46]
[IN Q=I mean we're getting ready]

((JACK PARROTT/R- ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I MEAN WE'RE GETTING READY TO SPEND 80- SOME MILLION DOLLARS OR100- MILLION COUNTING IT ALL IN THE NEXT FIVE OR SIX YEARS, FOUR YEARS, SO I JUST THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT SOMEBODY BE ON THERE WHO CAN GIVE THAT EXPERIENCE TO OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL.)) [RUNS:17]
[OUT Q=other members of council.]


Chris Muse's campaign is a call for new leadership.
As a neighborhood organizer, responsible for the Block Pride program that cleaned up the Day Avenue area, he says council is neglecting problems that threaten the city's future. [MUSE UB 15:03:55]
[IN Q=WE'RE NOT HAVING AN INCREASE]

((CHRIS MUSE/R- CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: WE'RE NOT HAVING AN INCREASE IN OUR REVENUES. WE'RE NOT HAVING AN INCREASE IN THE PEOPLE THAT ACTUALLY MOVE HERE. ROANOKE IS STAGNATED. AND IF PEOPLE WANT THAT TO CONTINUE IN ROANOKE THEN PUT THE SAME GUYS BACK IN OFFICE, BUT IF YOU WANT TO SEE ROANOKE GROW AND PROSPER, YOU MUST ELECT NEW LEADERS.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=elect new leaders.]


On that issue Muse is in tune with the two independents Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash, and we'll talk to them in the final segment of our election preview.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[First-National]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=98-31 32:52]
[GRAPHIC=Banking]


It's a new bank with an old name and an old-fashioned attitude.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


First National Exchange Bank opened four new branches today.
Each will offer no-fee checking accounts.
None will have an A-T-M.
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


First National was a popular local bank before it was bought out by Dominion and then First Union.
Officers at the NEW F-N-E-B hope to take advantage of the old bank's popularity.
The new First National has two branches in Roanoke, one in Bedford and one in New Castle.
The bank wants to open more branches this summer.
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[Tease2]


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


El nino is getting the blame for a number of problems lately... now its effect is being felt in the vegetable aisle of your grocery store.
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[VO-NAT]


And plans for the future of the Smith Mountain Lake community are in the works.
When News 7 at 11 returns, we'll tell you what some people have in mind.
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[SML-Vision]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-28 51:30]
[GRAPHIC=Smith Mountain lake]


Few can picture Smith Mountain Lake in 20 years-- but local leaders already have.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Smith Mountain Lake;]


A new report says houses should be in neat clusters-- away from the Village Centers that would hold stores and community facilities.
Shops would have to meet standards-- no strip malls.
Lakefront homes would feature large windows, decks and boat docks.
Owners would fork over the roughly five thousand dollars to rip rap shorelines, AND pay special taxes for lake services.
Developers say all these rules will drive residents away.
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[SOT 12:07:46]
[IN Q=It will scare you]

((RON WILLARD/DEVELOPER: IT WILL SCARE YOU. BECAUSE YOU DON'T KNOW IF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS ARE GOING TO CHANGE THE RULES ON YOU THIS MONTH OR NEXT MONTH.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Willard/Developer;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=THIS MONTH OR NEXT MONTH]
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[VO-NAT]


Only one house would be allowed per five acres of farmland-- although an industrial park would be built to provide local jobs.
Leaders in the surrounding counties --- Bedford, Pittsylvania, and Franklin -- say these plans will prevent overcro

wding at the lake.
But they say they will hold public hearings before turning any suggestions into law.
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[Police-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#98-34 39:11]
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Next month, about 70 police officers from across Virginia will pay tribute to those who've died in the line of duty.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


They'll be biking 115-miles from Richmond to Washington D-C.
Officers from Christiansburg, Blacksburg and Virginia Tech have been working out in preparation for the big event.
The trip is part of a national effort to raise awareness and money for upkeep of the National Law Enforcement memorial.
If you'd like to donate to the "Bike for the Blue", you can at any First Union bank.
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[Food-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tfl]
[TAPE#=98-35 28:54]
[GRAPHIC=food safety]


Some students at Narrows High School are learning if they want a job in a restaurant, they have to go to "food school" first.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; ]


Preventing food borne illness is the aim of a pilot program by the New River Valley Health District.
It teaches food handlers proper safety techniques to avoid contaminating meats and poultry.
The food school also has a lesson in microbiology and bacteria.
The Health Department's food preparation classes are offered to every vendor, restaurant and food service industry throughout the area.
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[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



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[VO-NAT]


the Kentucky Derby is set for this Saturday at Churchill Downs, and one of the horses to watch is "Halory Hunter."
The majority owner of the horse is none other than Boston Celtics boss Rick Pitino, the man who also coached Kentucky to a national title in basketball.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="So, I'm...]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=...ENJOYMENT.]
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[VO-NAT CON'T]


The highly respected Nick Zito trains his throughbred.
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[S-Byrd]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
[GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL]


High school baseball and a big Roanoke County clash as William Byrd hosted Cave Spring in Vinton.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton/Knights vs. Terriers; ;00]


Cave Spring broke out of the huddle and then broke bad on Byrd.
But not before the Terriers scored a good old fundamental play. Bo Royal's sacrfice fly scores Nick Jones and it's 1-to-nothing after one.
But the Knights cleared the air so to speak.
The leadoff man, Gregg Wells rips a solo shot to left center field. The monster blast ties the game up in the second.
Then a couple of batters later with two men on, Tyler Kirby would clear the base paths with another shot. This one flies over the left field wall to make
[super=34-Cave Spring/6/William Byrd/9;]

it 4-to-1.
But Byrd got two homers and 7 runs in the 4th to come back and win it 9-to-6.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-4]
[GRAPHIC=UNC]


The second Tarheel in less than a week has announced he is leaving UNC for the NBA.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC; :00]


yesterday afternoon Vince Carter said he's following in teammate Antawn Jamison's footsteps and giving up his final year of college ball for the pros.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="After...]
[SUPER=01-Vince Carter/Leaves UNC for the NBA; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...a lifetime."]
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[VO-NAT con't]


Carter was a second team all-american and he certainly has the hopes to play in the NBA.
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[S-UCLA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA]


In one other college hoop note, the NCAA has lowered the boom on the UCLA men's basketball team.
The program was placed on three years probation last night for violations during the Jim Harrick reign.
UCLA gave improper benefits to athletes.

The penalties will not keep the Bruins off TV or out of the NCAA tournament should they qualify.[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike']
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-5]
[GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS]


The Indiana Pacers became the latest team to wrap up a first round playoff series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/TBS; :00]


Last night Larry Bird's Pacers took care of the Cavaliers at the Gund arena.
Reggie Miller would key the victory with 19 points on the night.
Big Rik Smits also swept in for 17 more as the Pacers win the best of five 3 games to one with the 80-to-74 win.
[super=03-New York, NY/MSG;] They will meet the winner of the Knicks-Heat series that is tied at 2 games apiece after

New York's 5 point win last night. Mourning and Johnson got in a fight at the end of this game look for suspensions to affect game five.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-13]
[GRAPHIC=california s'way]


Dale Earnhardt's teammate in the Lowes Chevy this weekend in Fontana, California should be familiar to are race fans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00]


Mike Dillon, who drove late models at New River Valley Speedway will drive the Lowes Cup machine this weekend in the NAPA 500.
Dillon is filling in for Mike Skinner.
He also is car owner Richard Childress's son in law.

(------------)[Sports Tease]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


Still to come tonight we'll check out some highlights from the big leagues from this afternoon,
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[VO-NAT]


Plus, Steve Mason with a preview of this weekend's Lee-Jackson Lacrosse classic in Lexington.

(------------)[S-Lee]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-10]
[GRAPHIC=Lacrosse]


This Saturday much of the Rockbridge area sports community will be gathered in Lexington for the 11th annual Lee-Jackson lacrosse classic.
Steve Mason has more the VMI - W&L matchup that for the past ten years has been a mismatch.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/1994 Lee Jackson Classic; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dave Benedick/VMI Senior Defenseman; :14]
[SUPER=01-Chip Thompson/W&L Midfielder; :26]
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VMI won the first Lee-Jackson Classic; W & L has won the last nine; a bitter pill to swallow; especially for the senior Keydets. just one of many topics feasted on at this week's annual Lee-Jackson pre game banquet. ((:))
The VMI/W & L lacrosse tradition is drawing comparisons to the rivalry the Generals share with their advosaries at Roanoke college. ((:))
VMI freshman midfielder John Humphries; who starred for Salem high school's lacrosse team; is playing in his first Lee-Jackson; His local roots give him an edge ((:)) The 10 and 2 Generals, who are ranked 4th nationally, play a deliberate, 6 on 6, conservative style; unlike the bigger, stronger and slightly more athletic 4 and 9 Keydets. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
The game faces off at 2pm on Washington & lee's Wilson Field. Steve Mason News 7 sports.))
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In the big leagues this afternoon the Tigers broke out of their recent slump.
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We head to the Motor City where the visiting Rangers saw their four game winning streak end.
Damion Easley cracked this three run homer off Bobby Witt and Detroit wins the game 7-to-2.
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In Minneapolis, these young men were trying to get a little camera time watch the little guy in the striped black shirt get tired of getting pushed away and hit his friend in the chest.
The Devils Rays would dominate this low scoring game and get one run on sac fly and the other on this wild pitch as they beat the Twins 2-to-nothing.
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And in Chicago this afternoon Orioles' skipper Ray Miller celebrated his 53rd birthday with another big win.
Joe Carter ripped this homerun to left field to lead the O's to a 4-to-1 win over the Whitesox.
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The big four-oh gets a bad wrap on the birthday circuit.
Black balloons and "over the hill" jokes are a usual theme, but friends' of one Kansas woman decided to go a different way.
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They wanted to show their "support" for her.
To do that, they decorated her home with about 70 bras... from clothes lines to trees. Even the basketball hoop got into the action.
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