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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News7-
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Election Results from around the region- including three live reports.
A head on collision on I-81 near Salem.
Plus an Amtrak train crashes and derails in Texas.
And we'll show you how one disabled Rabbit is getting around.
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News 7 is Next.[Newsbreak]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Good Evening.
The polls are closed.
The results are in.
In Roanoke, Alvin Hudson narrowly edges out Councilman Jack Parrott.
In Danville, incumbent- Aubrey Farrell was also unseated.
And a close race for Rocky Mount Mayor.
We'll have all the results-
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]


A head on collision tonight on I-81 near Salem-
A tractor trailer and car crashed- one woman was airlifted to the hospital.
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


And a federal judge rules the president CAN Not use executive privilege in the Monica Lewinsky case.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

[Roanoke-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#98-26 1:09:11]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


It was a close race, but tonight Democrats swept all three seats in the Roanoke City Council election.
Nelson Harris and Bill White won reelection, while former sheriff Alvin Hudson replaces Jack Parrott.
[Double Boxes=Jean and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell spoke with the winners tonight and joins us now from city hall.
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)

[(Rollcue:between the three incumbents and alvin hudson)]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=two years ago]
[SUPER=01-Rev. Nelson Harris/Roanoke City Council;:00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;:10?]
[SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :23]
[SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Council Member-Elect; :31]
[SUPER=07-Jack Parrott;:50]
[RUNS=1:04]
[OUT Q=doesn't make me feel ashamed]
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
( ad lib)



[Double Boxes=JoeD/Microwave and Steve/Microwave]
(Joe tosses to Steve)

[L'burg-Council]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-27 1:02:12]
[GRAPHIC=Election 98]


A major shakeup in the power structure of Lynchburg city council as the Republicans' four- year majority has come to an end..
[Double Boxes=JoeD/Microwave and Steve/Microwave]


Steve Smallshaw joins us live.. Steve how did this happen?
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@ssm1;]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


The Republicans are asking themselves that same question.. not only did all three of their candidates lose, but they lost BIG.. by about a 2 to 1 margin.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=natsot]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Tonight; :00]
[SUPER=01-Stewart Hobbs/(I) Council Member-Elect; :17]
[SUPER=01-Pete Warren/(D) Lynchburg Council Member; :32]
[SUPER=01-Wendell Walker/Lynchburg Republican Chairman; :48]
[RUNS=:54]
[OUT Q=the next election.]



(([natsot 7:29:41]

((THIS IS THE CLASS OF '98!)) [RUNS:03]
What a difference four years can make.
Borrowing a page from the Republican campaign handbook, three Independent- slash- Democratic candidates ran as a ticket for Lynchburg's at- large council seats.. and won handily.
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[SOT 7:14:55]
[IN Q=I'm not sure]

((STEWART HOBBS/I- COUNCIL MEMBER ELECT: I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE MESSAGE IS YET.. BUT I'M GLAD WE GET TO BE THE MESSENGERS.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=the messengers.]


Hobbs' running mates will tell you the message was Lynchburg voters were tired of partisan politics and of the Republican majority taking credit for everything city council accomplished.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 7:21:00]
[IN Q=Way we do]

((PETE WARREN/D- LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WAY WE DO THINGS IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT.. FACILITATIVE NOT A CONFRONTATIONAL GOVERNMENT.)) [RUNS:06]
[OUT Q=confrontational government.]


Four years after capturing a 6 to 1 majority, the GOP is now on the short end of a 5 to 2 deficit.
They've promised to rebuild.
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[SOT 6:51:32]
[IN Q=So I think]

((WENDELL WALKER/LYNCHBURG REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN: SO I THINK THE APATHY OUT THERE.. NEXT ELECTION.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=the next election.]))
[Live=Steve Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


With a 5 to 2 advantage, the Independents on council will be able to select a new mayor on July 1st..
[Double Boxes=Steve/Microwave and Christy/Microwave]


Jim Whitaker is out.. and we're told Councilman Pete Warren will take over, with Carl Hutcherson accepting the post of vice mayor..

[Danville-Council]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-29 53:45]
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Meanwhile in Danville, there are three new faces on city council.
[Double Boxes=Steve/Microwave and Christy/Microwave]


Christy Hubley joins us live in our Danville Bureau with the outcome of that city's council race.
[Live=Christy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@christy1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


Steve, there were no party politics in the race for Danville city council.
No mudslinging.
Just a clean race that turned out four clear winners.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The top vote-getter]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]
[SUPER=01-R. Wayne Williams Jr./Danville Councilman Elect;]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Archie/Danville Councilwoman Elect;]
[SUPER=01-Philip Smith/Danville Councilman Elect;]
[SUPER=01-Charles Scott/Danville Councilman Elect;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=we will get it done.]

(( The top vote-getter in the race for Danville's city council was R. Wayne Williams Junior.
The name may sound familiar because his father once served as mayor.
But this newly elected councilman has ideas all his own.
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[SOT 8:12:35-:50]
[IN Q=I've spent a lot of time]

((WILLIAMS: I'VE SPENT A LOT OF TIME WITH THE CAMPAIGN TALKING TO THE CITIZENS AND HAVE LEARNED A LOT ABOUT WHAT THEIR CONCERNS ARE. BUT THERE IS CLEARLY A LOT MORE TO LEARN AND I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT. I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=looking forward to it.]


Incumbent Ruby Archie's post-election party was truly a victory party.
She grabbed the second highest number of votes.
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[SOT 8:58:08-:12]
[IN Q=I'm very delighted to have]

((ARCHIE: I'M VERY DELIGHTED TO HAVE ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO BE ON CITY COUNCIL FOR FOUR MORE YEARS.)) [RUNS:04]
[OUT Q=four more years]


Political newcomer Philip Smith walked off with the third highest number of votes.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 8:35:57-:08]
[IN Q=We've got to move]

((SMITH: WE'VE GOT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM, WITH OUR INDUSTRIAL IMPROVEMENTS AND I BELIEVE THE CITY'S GOING TO MOVE FORWARD AS WE MOVE INTO THE 21ST CENTURY.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=the 21st century.]


And the fourth seat on council went to Charles Scott-- who says he's ready to get to work.
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[SOT8:41:48-:55]
[IN Q=We've got a lot]

((SCOTT: WE'VE GOT A LOT OF WORK TO DO. IT'S NOT GOING TO BE QUICK OR EASY, BUT WE WILL GET IT DONE.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=we will get it done.]

))
[Live=Christy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


The only surprise in this election may be that incumbent Aubrey Ferrell was not re-elected.
[Double Boxes=Jean and Christy/Microwave]


Jean, Mr. Ferrell wound up fifth-- about 200 votes shy of grabbing another term.

[NRV-Races]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#98-31 36:41]
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Voter turnout was also suprisingly low in the New River Valley.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


In Radford, officials were expecting a 50-percent turnout after more than one hundred voters took advantage of absentee ballots.
But only about 37-percent of registered voters actually made it to the polls.
Incumbent Thomas Starnes will continue as Mayor while Guy Gentry and Ed Cox were elected to city council.
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[3:21:]
[SOT]
[IN Q=All three]

((TRACY HOWARD/RADFORD REGISTRAR:ALL THREE OF THE MAYORS CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN ACTIVE, ALL FIVE OF THE CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATES HAVE BEEN VERY ACTIVE AND IT'S VERY SURPRISING THAT OUR NUMBERS ARE SO LOW BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN SO ACTIVE. ))


[SUPER=01-Tracy Howard/Radford Registrar; :00]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=so active.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg;]


Voter turnout was also low in Montgomery County.
In Christiansburg-- close to eleven percent of registered voters cast ballots.
Harold Linkous was re-elected Mayor while Ann Carter, Eddie Lester and Dale Ashworth were elected to town council.
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[ANCHOR=JEAN]
[SS=Election 98]


Voter turnout was also low in Pulaski County.
In Dublin, voter turnout was 12-percent with five candidates vying for four seats on town council.


The winning candidates: Benny Skeens, Peggy Hemmings, Edith Hampton and Eddie Sayers.[Other-Election]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A close race in Rocky Mount tonight [take leader 460] as Benjamin Pinckard edges out (Poe-see) Posey Dillon to become the town's mayor. [take leader 180]
And in Martinsville... the city's former police chief Terry Roop was the top vote getter in the City Council race and incumbent Mark Crabtree keeps his seat.
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


We'll run the complete list of election results after the news, during the beginning of the Late Show with David Letterman. [take fullscreen web page]
All the returns are also listed on our web page. [Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Tease1]


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


A car and a tractor trailer collide on Interstate 81, sending one person to the hospital.
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[VO-NAT]


And recent school shootings are leaving their mark on schools across the country.
We'll look at how LOCAL students and administrators are dealing with it when News 7 at 11 returns.
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[Cancer-Drug]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-37 19:50]
[GRAPHIC=Cancer]


A frustrating reality for cancer patients.
A new cure may exist-- but it will be years before they can get their hands on them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Two new drugs-- angiostatin and endostatin-- have cured cancer in mice.
But doctors say they will not be tested on people for at least a year.
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[SOT 16:10:02]
[IN Q=The company]

((DR. STEPHEN KENNEDY/ONCOLOGIST: THE COMPANY THAT DEVELOPED THIS HAD THEIR STOCK GO UP 350-PERCENT. THAT'S CLEARLY PREMATURE. THOSE OF US IN THE BUSINESS OF TAKING CARE OF PATIENTS NEED TO BE ABLE TO TELL OUR PATIENTS THESE DEVELOPMETNS WILL BE COMING ALONG, BUT IT'S TOO EARLY.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Stephen Kennedy/Oncologist;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=it's too early]
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[VO-NAT]


Kennedy says it may be two to three years before the drugs are available locally.
But he says ultimately, they could replace chemotherapy as a less toxic treatment for cancer.
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[2-School-Violence]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11 p.m.]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=98-35 35:57]
[GRAPHIC=Safe at School?]

[**Note Anchor Tag**]
It's hard to imagine a pre-teen becoming angry enough to commit murder.
But a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control found school violence among younger students has been an emerging trend for the last two decades. [DISSOLVE FULLSCREEN "SAFE AT SCHOOL?"]
In the second installment of her series, "Safe at School?" Kimberly McBroom has reaction from those who really know what it's like to be a student these days.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At Penn Forest]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Michael Jetton/Fifth Grader; :12]
[SUPER=01-Maggie Cannon/Fifth Grader; :23]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :38]
[SUPER=01-David Martin/Henry Co. Superintendent;:45]
[SUPER=01-Derris Smith/Bassett Middle Student;1:16]
[SUPER=@Kimberly1; 1::30]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Lola Byrd/Licensed Clinical Psychologist;1:40]
[RUNS=1:55]
[OUT Q=McBroom, News 7]

((
At Penn Forest Elementary, there's no mistaking that guns and drugs are NOT welcome.
But students are aware of Jonesboro, and realize that violence can happen anywhere.
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[SOT 10:26:01 TAPE 5]

((MICHAEL JETTON/FIFTH GRADER: I REALLY DON'T THINK OF THAT HAPPENING TO OUR SCHOOL. BUT THEN AGAIN, NO ONE THOUGHT THAT WOULD HAPPEN AND IT JUST HAPPENED ONE DAY.)) [RUNS:11]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT TAPE 5 10:31:54 ]

((MAGGIE CANNON/FIFTH GRADER: I'M JUST KIND OF WORRIED ABUT JUNIOR HIGH, BECAUSE I'VE NEVER REALLY BEEN THERE AND I'VE NEVER VISITED MY SISTER WHEN SHE WENT THERE, SO I GUESS I'M JUST NERVOUS BECAUSE IT'S A NEW SCHOOL AND I'VE NEVER REALLY BEEN OUT OF HERE BEFORE. )) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=OUT OF HERE BEFORE]


Meanwhile, administrators in Henry county are hoping to make middle school and other grade levels a little less intimidating.
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[SOT tape 4 10:24:02]

((DAVID MARTIN/HENRY CO. SUPERINTENDENT: WITH THE THINGS THAT HAVE OCCURRED IN JONESBORO, THAT'S CAUSED US TO THINK A WHOLE LOT ABOUT HOW WE LOOK AT SAFETY IN SCHOOLS. SO, WE'VE INVOLVED OUR SAFETY DEPARTMENT AND OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT TO ASSIST US AS PRINCIPALS AND AS EDUCATORS.)) [RUNS:13]
Nearly three years ago, a Bassett Middle School student was suspended after cutting another student with a razor blade. [pre-pro here]
But in the last year, studies show a decrease in weapons violations in Henry county middle schools. [end pre- pro here]
That's not to say fights still don't break out on occasion--
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[SOT tape 4 11:18:42]

((DERRIS SMITH/BASSETT MIDDLE STUDENT: HE WAS TALKING ABOUT MY MOTHER AND HE PUSHED ME AND THINGS LIKE THAT AND WE GOT TO FIGHTING ABOUT IT, KNOCKED OVER A COUPLE OF DESKS. NORMAL STUFF. Reporter: Did you get in trouble for that? SMITH: GOT SUSPENDED FOR THREE DAYS. IT'S NOT SOMETHING I WANT TO DO AGAIN.)) [RUNS:14]
[Standup here **need to shoot]
Youth counselors say kids routinely struggle with problem- solving and decision- making.
But the more frustrated they are, the more influenced they can become by violence played out in the media and in real life.
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[SOT tape 1 10:34:44]

((DR. LOLA BYRD/LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST: I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHY IT IS THAT WE COULD EXPECT THAT THESE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS WOULD BE SUBJECTED TO SO MUCH VIOLENCE IN SOCIETY AND THEN NOT ACT IT OUT, BECAUSE BASICALLY, WE ARE THEIR ROLE MODELS.)) [RUNS:14]
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=Safe at School?]


Tomorrow Kimberly will give us an inside look at security measures and preventive programs designed to protect students.






[81-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-41 :16]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


At least one person was injured today
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;]

when a car and a tractor trailer ran into one another on Interstate 81.
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[SOT=19:46:48]
[IN Q=ACCORDING TO WITNESSES]

((TROOPER J.B.BARLOW/VA. STATE POLICE; ACCORDING TO WITNESSES SHE SWERVED TO MISS THE DEBRIS IN THE ROADWAY, PART OF A TIRE, AND LOST CONTROL ACROSS THE MEDIAN. A TRACTOR TRAILER SOUTHBOUND WAS STRUCK JUST ABOUT HEAD-ON.))
[SUPER=01-Trooper J. B. Barlow/Virginia State Police;]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=ABOUT HEAD-ON.]
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[VO-NAT]


The driver, who was apparently thrown from her car, was air-lifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
Her name and condition have not been released.
The accident is still under investigation.
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[Wise-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-42 :13]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


Another accident, but of a less serious nature, took place in Southeast Roanoke about a half hour earlier.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Crews had to fish this car out of Tinker Creek.
Witnesses at the scene said the driver apparently lost control in a turn of the 21-hundred block of Wise Avenue. They say the vehicle struck the curb, went airborn and landed in the water. No one was hurt.

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


An Amtrak train carrying 104 passengers crashed into a garbage truck -and derailed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Round Rock, TX;]


The 27 year old truck driver was killed.
Eleven people on the train were hurt- but none seriously.
The Texas Eagle was on its way from San Antonio to Chicago-
Nine cars jumped the tracks- flipping on their sides- One even caught fire- but was put out quickly.
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[Tease2]


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


Bill Gates argues the national importance of Windows '98....
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[VO-NAT]


And this rabbit has a set of wheels... all his own.
We'll have the story coming up n News 7 at 11.
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[Clinton-Intern]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net a]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


No executive privelege for President Clinton- in the Monica Lewinsky case.
A federal judge made the ruling.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/File Tape;]


The White House argued even the first lady is protected.
And at least two officials refused to answer grand jury questions-
They would not discuss conversations they had with Mr. or Mrs. Clinton.
Kenneth Starr argued that ...perjury, obstruction of justice and intimidation of witnesses... are criminal activities that fall well outside the scope of the President's official duties, no matter how broadly those duties are construed.
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[Starr]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#=98-36 20:57]
[GRAPHIC=Starr, Kenneth]


Ken Starr took a break from Whitewater to argue a case in Federal appeals court in Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Starr is representing Meineke Discount muffler shops-
He urged the Court to toss out a 390-million dollar judgement against the company.
The case is one of several Starr is pursuing in addition to his duties in the Whitewater investigation.

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[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net b]
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The FBI is now offering a One million dollar reward for information (----------------)
[VO-NAT]

leading to the arrest of this man.
Eric Rudolph is wanted for the deadly bombing at an Alabama Abortion clinic.
He's also been put on the FBI's ten most wanted list.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 14:04:28]
[IN Q=]

((JANET RENO/ATTORNEY GENERAL: I ENCOURAGE ANYONE WHO HAS INFORMATION CLUES OR POSSIBLE TIPS REGARDING MR. RUDOLPH WHEREABOUTS OR ANY ASPECTS OF THESE ACTS OF DOMESTIC TERRORISM TO COME FORWARD.))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=TO COME FORWARD.]
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[vo-nat]
The search for Rudolph has focused on mountains near Murphy, North Carolina-
That's where his pickup truck was found in January more than a week after the Alabama bombing.
The FBI is also investigating whether Rudolph is linked to the Olympic bombing.
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[Microsoft]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=JJA]
[TAPE#net c]
[GRAPHIC=Gates, Bill]


Microsoft's chairman says the whole economy will suffer if Windows '98 is held up.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


Bill Gates lined up scores of computer executives to make his case-
He's trying to fend off government investigators that could delay the June release of the new operating system.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 20:13:50]
[IN Q=]

((ANY GOVERNMENT ACTION THAT WOULD DERAIL OR DELAY WINDOWS 98 WOULD HURT THE AMERICAN ECONOMY AND WOULD COST AMERICAN JOBS. IT WOULD ALSO CREATE AN OPENIGN FOR FOREIGN COMPANIES. ))
[SUPER=01-Bill Gates/Microsoft Chairman;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=for foreign companies.]
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[VO-NAT]


The government is investigating Microsoft's dominance of the industry.
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[Forecasts]
[SUPER=#560;]
[SUPER=X5000;]
[SUPER=330-Partly Cloudy/Light Winds/48-50/Partly Sunny/Wind S-10/76-78;]
[SUPER=331-Partly/Cloudy/50-52/Mostly Sunny/Wind S-10/78-80;]
[SUPER=332-Clear With/Patchy Fog/47-49/Turning Partly/Cloudy/70-74;]
[SUPER=333-Partly Cloudy/Patchy Fog/48-50/Sunny/Wind S-10/74-76;]
[SUPER=334-Dense Fog/Developing/46-48/Partly Cloudy/And Warmer/70-74;]

[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=EXTRA]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Guilford Co., NC; :00]


Voters in North Carolina's Guilford and Forsythe counties in effect said no to major league baseball in the Triad.
They voted down a one percent meal's tax that would have been used to help fund a new $210 million dollar stadium and lure the Twins to Carolina.
The referendum lost in both counties.
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[S-NBA]


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


The Big Apple's papers are calling the eastern conference semi-final between New York and Indiana, the Knicks vs. the Hicks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/TNT; :00]


Last night chalk one up for the hicks.
The Pacers came back from a 19 point first half deficit to beat New York 93 to 83.
The win give Indiana a 1 games to none lead in the best of seven series.
Jalen Rose and Travis Best led the Pacers with 18 a piece.
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[wipe to eng!!!!!!!!!!!!!][S-Defense]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-12]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]

[WIPE TO ENG!!!!!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]


Off the court yesterday the league named Dikembe Mutombo its defensive player of the year.
The Hawks' center averaged three blocks and 11 rebounds a game.
He wins the award for an unprecedented 3rd time.

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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-10]
[GRAPHIC=W and L]


The Lady Generals haven't made an N-C-Double-A appearance since 1993.
And today they'll play HOST to Saint Mary's College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


The Lady Generals were thrashed by Saint Mary's earlier this season.
But a healthy W and L team will be taking the field today, looking to avenge that 13-to-1 loss.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=this is a]
[SUPER=01-Whitney Parker/Team Captain; :02]
[SUPER=01-Lorraine Taurassi/Team Captain; :14]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=in our minds]
[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


That game starts at four this afternoon in Lexington.

[S-W&L]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-9]
[GRAPHIC=none]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington;]


The Washington and Lee men's team opens today's doubleheader at one o'clock at Wilson field against Denison College.
The Generals are back in the big show for the first time cince 1993.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=They've got]
[SUPER=01-Robb Greenfield/Team Captain; :01 QUICK!!]
[Super=01-Jim Stagnitta/W & L Head Coach; :21]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=in the tournament]
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[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!][S-Roanoke]



[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-8]
[GRAPHIC=none]
[wipe to eng#!!!!!!!!!]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


At three this afternoon in Salem, the Roanoke College Maroons host Washington College in their first round game.
Roanoke beat this team earlier this season for one of the school's eight victories, and the Maroons say they are anxious for the rematch.
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Still to come tonight we'll get in the fast lane
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with a Roanoke based company that is throwing its weight and a lot of cash behind the Indy driver Greg Ray.

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Aptex, is arguably Roanoke's fastest company. And today its management showed folks how it acquired that title.
Intern reporter Jen Kraska has more from the Hotel Roanoke.
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[SUPER=01-Greg Ray/APTEX Dallara Driver; :47]
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(( It's been Scott Repsher's long time goal to become a part of Indy racing.
Now, the APTEX president, his Roanoke-based robotics company, and driver Greg Ray have made that goal a reality.
And it's a partnership that should be beneficial to all of those involved. ((SCOTT REPSHER/APTEX PRESIDENT:))
The sponsorship will cost APTEX an estimated $1.5 million in 1998.
But money alone won't bring success to the new team.
And all involved with the this venture understand their biggest challenge is building local support for an Indy team in a area that is NASCAR nuts. ((GREG RAY/APTEX DALLARA DRIVER:))
Ray grew up in Texas and has been racing open wheel Indy cars since 1991, and who knows maybe one day more than the sponsor will be based in the Star City.)) ((GREG RAY/APTEX DALLARA DRIVER:))

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A pet rabbit gets a second chance in tonight's video of the day.
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A spinal injury paralyzed Scooter.
This type of injury usually spells the end for many rabbits, but veterinarians have Scooter up and about again with the help of his own wheelchair.
The cart is made out of Tupperware and the wheels are from a toy.
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[Tractors]


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Old tractors never die.. They end up in Joe Looney's shed.
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The Craig County man has over 30 farm machines dating as far back as 1929... even the only 4 wheel drive tractor of its kind in the state.
From popular brands like John Deere to rarely heard of names, Looney has painstakingly restored them all.
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(9:17:03)((ITS A HANDS ON THING. YOU HAVE TO WORK WITH YOUR HANDS, SEE WHAT YOU'RE DOING. YOU DON'T BUY NOTHIN' FOR T

HESE TRACTORS ITS WHAT YOU DO WITH YOUR HANDS. ))
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Steve Pardon will have more on Looney's work horses tomorrow on News 7 Mornin'.
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Don't forget to stay tuned to the Late Show with David Letterman...we'll be running all the election results. [SUPER=x4031; Fax/Copyright/WEEKENDS] Some of tonight's winners are write in candidates, which will be designated by a "W" next to his or her name.