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Volvo- truck plant workers get an ultimatum from the company:
Make some concessions in the union contract- -or the 148-million expansion deal's off.
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That's the top story on this Lee-Jackson-King day
And the debate in Richmond over a patients' bill of rights on H-M-O's.

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Tonight in sports, the bow tie brigade is set to invade Daytona tomorrow.
Some local gymnasts shine in Hawaii.
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And the UVa women are battling North Carolina this afternoon in a showdown of top 25 teams in Charlottesville.
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The rains have moved away...but will come back another day. Most likely this coming Friday. The forecast and WeatherSchool coming up. [open]
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[IN Q="Volvo will...]
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[OUT Q=...Pulaski County facility."]
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That was five days ago. Today, Volvo tells its union workers it won't expand at all, unless they approve a contract the company likes.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Volvo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#98-73 1:21:30]
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Volvo workers got a memo at mid-afternoon. News-7 also has a copy of it.
The memo said Volvo will call off plans to add 13-hundred jobs to the Pulaski County truck plant...
Unless union workers approve a new contract by the end of this month.
[Double Boxes=Ketih and Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg is in the newsroom with details.
[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


Keith, this is a potential dealbreaker.
Volvo is giving the United Auto Workers union an ultimatum:
Ratify a new contract this month, or there won't be 13-hundred new jobs coming to town, meaning there won't be that huge boost to Pulaski County's economy that everyone was so excited about last week.
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It was the part of Governor Gilmore's State of the Commonwealth speech that really resonated throughout Southwest Virginia:
Thirteen hundred new jobs in Pulaski County.
Late this afternoon, there was hope from Richmond that the plan would still move forward.
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((DUVAL: IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE...THE EXPANSION PLAN CAN GO FORWARD.))
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But this afternoon, Volvo Trucks president Marc Gustafson sent a strongly-worded memo to all Pulaski County Volvo workers. [pre pro]
It said without a new union contract, the plant expansion will not proceed...and the company will turn down any economic development funds provided by the Commonwealth. [page 2]
Volvo threatened to expand somewhere else ... either in the U-S or Mexico. [union]
This weekend, local U-A-W workers rejected the company's proposed contract that would have lowered the starting wage for new Volvo workers.
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[Live= Scott Full/Newsroom]


Tonight, Volvo said it is still talking to the union.
And the union said it wants this expansion to move forward.
Because, the union's president said, a renewed committment to the Pulaski County plant would mean more job security to the people who already work there.
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Keith.

[HMO-Malpractice]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#98-65 1:59:08]
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Virginia Democrats, struggling for a party identity in a key election year, are pushing it hard.
It's a patient's bill of rights they hope will rein in Health Maintenance Organizations... and win voters at the same time.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is at the State Capitol.
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[SUPER=@Ellen1;]
[SUPER=05-Richmond;]


Keith, Roanoke Senator John Edwards fought last year for a bill that would allow people to sue HMOs, if a cost-cutting decision hurt them medically.
Today, Edwards is at the center of the Democratic strategy with his HMO malpractice bill-- and others have taken up his battle cry.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: SOMEWHERE ON THE ROAD TO MANAGED CARE, WE RAN OVER THE PATIENTS.))
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[sot EDWARDS 14:47:51]

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: NOW MY FEELING IS THAT HEALTH CARE DECISIONS OUGHT TO BE MADE BY HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE PATIENT. YOU DON'T WANT AN INSURANCE COMPANY DICTATING A HEALTH CARE DECISION.))
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The HMO industry says it's certain to drive up health care costs for everyone.
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((MARK PRATT/VIRGINIA ASSOC. OF HMOs: MARK PRATT/VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF HMOS: I THINK THAT THERE'S A MISPERCEPTION THAT WHEN YOU DO THIS... WHAT IT DOES IS BENEFIT TRIAL LAWYERS.))
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[sot 16:42:24 HOUSE]

((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: LET ME ASSURE YOU THAT BIG MONEY IS GONNA COME OUT ON THIS ISSUE. AND THEY'RE GONNA BE IN YOUR OFFICES. THEY CAN HIRE EVERY LAW FIRM IN RICHMOND, AS HAS GONE ON WITH A COUPLE OF OTHER ISSUES I GUESS. AND THEY CAN COME IN AND THEY CAN FLOOD YOU WITH INFORMATION. THEY CAN PROBABLY ASSIGN ONE DELEGATE ON THIS ISSUE WITH THE MONEY THAT'S OUT THERE.))
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The other key elements of the Patients Bill of Rights are an independent panel to review HMO decisions, and a state-established consumer advocate to protect HMO patients.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/Microwave]


Expect the Chamber of Commerce to fight this package too... since employers bear much of the cost of health care.[In

formed-Consent]


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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-71 1:39:50]
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Should a pregnant woman have to wait 24 more hours after she decides to get an abortion to "reflect" on her decision?
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That's the latest bill abortion opponents are pushing in Richmond.
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((BEN GREENBERG/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VIRGINIA: WE VIEW THE BILL AS A TROJAN HORSE. THE PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT WHO SUPPORT THE BILL WOULD SUGGEST IT HAS TO DO WITH ONE THING. BUT IT'S VERY CLEARLY INTENDED TO RESTRICT ABORTION RIGHTS.))
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[OUT Q=abortion rights.]
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Planned Parenthood points out Virginia law already requires a doctor to inform a woman about the abortion procedure.

We were asked to conceal the identity of a woman who wished the state had made her wait for 24 hours.
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((YEARS LATER, WHEN I MARRIED, AND I BECAME PREGNANT, I LOOKED AT THE ULTRASOUND OF MY BABY AND I WAS AMAZED AND I WAS MORTIFIED AT THE SAME TIME. AMAZED TO SEE A TINY BABY ON A SCREEN THAT WAS SO ALIVE AND REAL AND UNIQUE. I WAS MORTIFIED TO REALIZE THAT THIS IS WHAT I HAD ABORTED.))
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The bill is likely to pass the House-- but faces a fight in a Senate committee.[Bedford-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[TAPE#98-76 54:25]
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Fire heavily damaged a home in Bedford County this afternoon.
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Crews were called to this house on Route 460 west of New London around one.
Flames and smoke were coming from an upstairs window when they arrived.. it took firefighters about 15 minutes to bring the blaze under control.
A daughter of the homeowner says she heard "popping" sounds upstairs, and when her father went to investigate, they found the second floor engulfed in flames.
Both escaped the blaze unharmed.
One resident says a heating pad that had been left on upstairs may have started the fire.
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[King-March]


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[WRITER=djo]
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He would have been 70 this month. Martin Luther King, Junior, was killed 31-years ago, and he is now honored by a national holiday. The local Southern Christian Leadership Conference paid homage to its founding father with a march and ceremony. David Johnson was there.
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[NAT-SOUND/07:13:30] (( ((People marching and singing "We shall overcome".)) [RUNS06] The cool temperatures and rain did not deter people from marching in honor of King. Once they reached their destination, the crowd warmed up to a spiritual selection from Miss Virginia. [NAT-SOUND/07:22:44] ((Ms. Virginia singing and the crowd applauding)) [RUNS08] Booth says the holiday serves not only as a reminder of the country's greatest civil rights activist, but as a reminder of how far African-Americans have come.
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((NITA BOOTH/MISS VIRGINIA; I THINK WE'VE COME A LONG WAY BECAUSE I THINK I'M A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF THAT, BEING THE FIRST BLACK TO HOLD THE TITLE OF MS. VIRGINIA. BUT WE STILL HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO AND WE CAN DO IT TOGETHER.)) [RUNS14]
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The guest speaker says paying tribute to King is a good time to remember to strengthen the family unit.
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((ROY STANLEY/GUEST SPEAKER; YOU REMEMBER THE DAYS,THE SUNDAY DINNERS, THE PICNICS. THAT WAS ALL ABOUT FAMILY. AND WE HAVE TO RESCUE OUR KIDS THROUGH OUR FAMILIES.)) [RUNS22]
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[STAND-UP/07:36:14] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; DR. KING ONCE SAID INJUSTICE ANYWHERE IS A THREAT TO JUSTICE EVERYWHERE. THE LOCAL SCLC IS FOCUSING ON THE YOUTH TODAY AND TOMORROW. THE GROUP SAYS IT'S UP TO THE CHILDREN TO CONTINUE KING'S QUEST TO PUT AN END TO INEQUALITIES. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7.))
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Three days after he the crash landing, we'll see hopw the pilot doing? That's s0till ahead on News 7, the lastest on the flyer who landed on a highway.
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And what did Jerry Falwell REALLY mean, when he said the "Anti-Christ" is a Jew? We'll hear from Rev. Falwell himself.
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The Reverend Jerry Falwell blames a "slow news day" for the uproar over statements he made this weekend about the Antichrist being Jewish.
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Falwell says evangelicals who believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ also believe that event will be preceded by the presence of the Antichrist on earth.
As a counterfeit version of Jesus, Falwell says the Antichrist must also be a Jew.
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((REV. JERRY FALWELL/LIBERTY U. CHANCELLOR: THEREFORE HE MUST BE A YOUNG ADULT, HE MUST BE MALE, HE MUST BE JEWISH. IF A PERSON IS BIBLICALLY ILLITERATE, YES THEY COULD BE THINKING THAT'S SOME ANTI- SEMITIC STATEMENT, BUT IN THIS POLITICALLY CORRECT GENERATION, IT IS NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK THAT PEOPLE BE HALF- INFORMED ON SOME THINGS BEFORE THEY SHOOT OFF THEIR MOUTHS.))
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Falwell says he's been preaching the same thing for 40 years and never had a complaint.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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The pilot who crash- landed his plane on Route 460 in Lynchburg Friday night is recovering from his injuries.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Week]


59- year- old Herbert "Sandy" Frazier suffered broken bones and head trauma when his twin- engine Piper Aerostar crashed on the highway, narrowly missing a tractor trailer.
Frazier told authorities he'd lost power in both his engines while on approach to the Lynchburg airport.
He remains in serious condition in the surgical intensive care unit at Lynchburg General Hospital.
The F- A- A is investigating the cause of the crash.
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[NAACP]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-82 25:25]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Another election may NOT be necessary to determine who is the president of Roanoke's branch of the N-double-A-C-P.
That's what president-elect Brenda Hale says. She also says the national branch of the group based its decision to have another election on information submitted by incumbent Martin Jeffrey.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Hale says since then, the national group has received even more information.
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[IN Q=as you know]

((BRENDA HALE/PRESIDENT-ELECT; AS YOU KNOW THERE'S TWO SIDES TO EVERYTHING. IF YOU'RE GOING TO PROPERLY HANDLE AN INVESTIGATION, YOU NEED TO LOOK AT EVERYTHING. SO THAT'S WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.))
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Hale defeated Jeffrey in a November election, but there were complaints of voting irregularities.
Hale says the national branch plans to make a decision in the next three days.[Tease#2]

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Financial markets were closed for Lee- Jackson- King day.
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[VO-NAT]

Next on NEWS 7 ... when a small business prepares to go OUT of business ... the regulars wonder how their lives will ever be the same.
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[Coffee-Counter]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-74 59:11]
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It's another sign that small town America is getting a little smaller.
A 120-year old drug store in South Boston will close its doors next month so the owner can sell the building.
And the people who frequent the store's popular lunch counter will have to find some place else to sip their coffee.

Christy Hubley spoke to a group of men who may miss this Halifax County landmark the most.
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((Every morning, these retirees meet at the Faulkner and Lawson Drug Store for coffee.
They sit around the horseshoe-shaped lunch counter sharing stories and laughs. [NATS (23:08 laughing)] [RUNS:03]
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[SOT 30:54-:04]
[IN Q=I've known most of]

((GRAYSON GOSNEY: I'VE KNOWN MOST OF THESE PEOPLE ALL MY LIFE AND I ENJOY COMING IN EACH MORNING AND TALKING WITH THEM AND WE SOLVE THE NATION'S PROBLEMSAND A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=bit of everything.]


These men have been coming here for so long, they've formed their own coffee club.
They keep track of how many cups they drink each day.
They even have their own coin flipping game to decide who picks up the tab. [NATS (27:12-:17 coin flipping)] [RUNS:05]
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[IN Q=It's very simple.]

((ENOCH HALEY: IT'S VERY SIMPLE. IT HAS TO BE, 'CAUSE WE WOULDN'T UNDERSTAND IT IF IT WASN'T. (LAUGH).)) [RUNS:05]
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((JIMMY EPPS: I'VE PAID FOR AS MANY AS 22 CUPS HERE. I DON'T LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT BEFORE MY WIFE BECAUSE SHE THINKS I'M WINNING INSTEAD OF LOSING, SEE. (LAUGH).)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=of losing, see. (laugh).]


The sign in the drug store's front window spells the end of a long-standing business and the fraternity that's met here for decades.
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[IN Q=It's real sad because]

((JIMMY EPPS: IT'S REAL SAD BECAUSE IT'S BEEN HERE SO LONG AND IT'LL BREAK UP THIS CLUB BECAUSE WE HAVE NO WHERE ELSE TO MATCH.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=else to match.]


A fast search is on for a new home for the group's morning coffee ritual.
Faulkner and Lawson is set to close next month.
Christy Hubley, News 7, South Boston.))
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, the UVa women battled North Carolina in a top 25 war today.
Those highlights are coming up along with the latest ranking for the Tech women.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Roanoke Academy of gymnastics continues to fare well in international compeitition. Details of the team's latest meet in Hawaii right after this break.

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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-31]
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This afternoon, the 23rd ranked Virginia women's basketball team tipped off against North Carolina, the nation's 6th rated squad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Tarheels vs. Cavaliers ]


In the first half, with Debbie Ryan looking on, watch Lady Cavalier Svetlana Volnaya complete the UVa break, catching UNC on it's heels.
Then, with the ball loose on the hard wood, Renee Robinson collects the rock and finds Monick Foote for the easy bucket. But the lady cavaliers still trailed 12-8 a few minutes into the first half.
UNC had an answer for each UVa run. Carolina's Jana Clay is gonna grab her owned missed shot and find the range on the second chance.
[SUPER=33-North Carolina #6/79/Virginia #23/68;]


UVa 's Lisa Hosac then steals the rock a couple of plays later and hit Erin Stoval for the deuce, but UNC wins it 79-to-68.
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[WRITER=mst]
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The UVa men turned a few heads yesterday when they beat 25th ranked Clemson at University Hall for the team's 10th victory of the season.
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[pinnacle page]
This Thursday night you can watch Pete Gillen's team in action right here on Your Hometown Station as it tries to gets its second win over a top 25 member in a week as the Cavs take on 8th ranked North Carolina.
Catch the action at 8 Thursday on Your Hometown Station.
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[S-Women] [ANCHOR Mike] [NEWSCAST Six] [WRITER dal]
[TAPE#=SP-33 tc 18:47]
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Virginia Tech is climbing the ladder of success in women's college basketball, but it's a slow climb.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 4th;]


Despite remaining undefeated after a three game road swing, the Lady Hokies did not move up the AP Poll. This week's poll has Tech holding steady at number 13.
The Lady Hokies did move a spot on the ESPN-USA Today Coaches poll.
That top 25 places Tech at 13th up from 14 last week.
The 16 and oh Hokies are back in the Cassell this Friday, hosting A-10 East Division leader St. Joseph's.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=none]
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VMI is home tonight at Cameron Hall taking on Southern conference member Wofford.
VMI comes in with the conference's top scorer in Jason Bell.
[GRAPHIC=RADFORD LOGO]


The Radford Highlanders are back in the Dedmon Dome tonight taking on Big Southg rival Coastal Carolina.
Tip off tonight in Radford is set for seven
We'll have highlights of both contests tonight at 11.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=sp-26]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


Slam Duncan might be back in the Round House this Friday night!
Roanoke Express general manager Tony Mancuso, ECHL senior director of Hockey Operations Andy Van Hellamond and the former team public address announcer spent about 35 minutes on a conference call around 5:15 tonight, trying to resolve their differences.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]


The conference call turned out to be mainly a conversation between Duncan and Van Hellamond. Both Mancuso and Duncan feel Van Hellamond will REVERSE the decision and that Duncan will be reinstated as the Express PA announcer. The final decision will come tomorrow around 11 am.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm6]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-27]
[GRAPHIC=DAYTONA TESTING]


The Winston Cup General Motors' teams will be back in Daytona tomorrow for two big days of testing for next month's Daytona 500.
25 teams are expected for the test, including Jeff Gordon's.
Jeff won the last cup race at Daytona, the fire delayed Firecracker 400.
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-32 tc 21:49]
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A Team from the Roanoke Academy of Gymnastics has returned from paradise victorious.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./January 9;]


The girls left for Honolulu, Hawaii, on the 13th to compete in the Aloha Gymfest International Gymnastics Meet.
The Level 9 Roanoke Academy Team A placed second behind Southern California Elite. A New Zealand team placed third. The Roanoke Academy B team placed 10th.
The Roanoke Academy Level 7 team placed third behind a Hawaii team and Southern California Elite.
The girls return home Wednesday.
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It was hard to tell if it was a Great Addition or a Major Subtraction.
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[VO-NAT]
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In the rain this morning at Towers Mall a Mercury Grand Marquis ended up half-way inside Heironimus' Great Additions store.
Henry Dean says his foot slipped off the brake and hit the accelerator. He's chagrined, admits he "sort of panicked."
The investigating officer put the amount of damage at about 10-thousand dollars.
Nobody was hurt. Uh, that is except to say, the 78-year old driver's pride was wounded. He won't be charged.
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