[Fish-Advisory]

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Some Virginia catfish have tested above the state's P-C-B advisory level.
Results released by the Department of Environmental Quality show that large channel catfish caught in both Altavista and Long Island have enough chemicals to warrant a health advisory. That advisory stretches for 50 miles between Clover in Halifax County to Long Island.
Last summer, the state Department of Health issued an advisory not to eat more than two servings of carp, white bass or striped bass in a month.
The source of the P-C-B contamination hasn't been found.

[11Smashed-Apt]


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[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-76; 1:52:47]
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This was not the first time a car crashed into one Roanoke famalies apartment. No one was hurt in the latest incident.
But, they say the real damage is being caused by the management at the Jamestown Apartment complex.
David Johnson explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=For the third time]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Kenneth Myers/Damaged Apt. Victim; :17 QUICKLY!!]
[SUPER=@David1; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:23]
[OUT Q=DJO, News 7, Roanoke.]

(( For the third time in as many years, a car smashed into the side of Kenneth Myers' apartment.
Friday night a drunk driver drove his 1982 Chrysler through the living room wall.
The father of five is grateful that, once again, his family escaped injury.
[SOT=00:09:31]
[IN Q=I WAS JUST]

((KENNETH MYERS/DAMAGED APT. VICTIM; I WAS JUST LUCKY NONE OF MY KIDS WERE HURT. WE WERE JUST SITTING IN HERE WATCHING TELEVISION AND WE WERE JUST LUCKY.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=JUST LUCKY.]


But Myers fears his luck will run out--due to negligence by the complex's management.
He says his heating costs are rising--
[SOT=00:07:31]
[IN Q=THEY COME IN]

((MYERS; THEY COME IN. PUT A PIPE ACROSS MY FLOOR, WHICH IS RIGHT UGLY. ALL THE HEAT WAS GETTING OUT WAS THAT ONE PIPE THET THERMOSTAT CUTS ON AND OFF BECAUSE THE AIR LEAKS THROUGH THE WALL.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=THROUGH THE WALL.]


And he thinks past accidents with other cars striking the side of his building has weakened the structure.
But Myers says when he's asked management to have the wall repaired in the past, he always gets the same response.
[SOT=00:08:21]
[IN Q=WE WILL GET]

((MYERS; WE WILL GET ON IT AND THAT'S BEEN IT.)) [RUNS02]
[OUT Q=THAT'S BEEN IT.]


The manager of the complex, Steve Hayslett, denies the allegations--saying Myers is responsible for the increased heating cost and that the brick wall has been repaired from prior accidents--all that remains is surface damage. [STAND-UP/] ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; HAYSLETT PLANS TO FOLLOWUP ON THE WEEKEND ACCIDENT MONDAY MORNING TO ASSESS THE DAMAGES, WHICH HAVE BEEN ESTIMATED AT ABOUT EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS7, SOUTHEAST ROANOKE.)) [RUNS]))

[Kosovo]


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China is joining Russia in opposition to NATO using force in Kosovo.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-McGuire AFB, NJ;]


A government official says the country opposes the use of NATO air strikes in Yugoslavia if a peace deal can't be reached.
The United States and five other nations have agreed to a new Tuesday deadline for a peace agreement between Serbs and Kosovo Albanians.
Serb targets face the threat of air strikes if their leaders can't make peace.
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[la-protests]


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[WRITER=dal]
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Protests against communism continued in Los Angeles, California late last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]


Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans waved South Vietnamese flags outside a video store which has been displaying a communist flag.
The protesters were joined by veterans from both the Vietnam and Korean Wars.
The demonstrators gathered when the store owner tried to re-hang a poster of Ho Chi Minh.
The controversy began when the Ho Chi Minh poster and a Communist flag were displayed in the video store window a month ago.
The store owner was first forced to take the items down.
He has since won a court order allowing him to re-hang the communist paraphernalia.
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[Health-Week]


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These days when you go to your doctor's office you may see a nurse practioner or a physician's assistant. Now another group of health care professionals are beginning to see patients. For pharmacists, it's not just about dispensing pills anymore, it's about helping manage patient care. Dr. Emily Senay has the story. {*************ANCHOR TAG*************}
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Kim Swiger/Pharmacist; :11]
[SUPER=07-Geraldine Breen; :26]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Shane Kraus/Family Physician; 1:10]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Lanny Copeland; 1:46]
[RUNS=2:05]
[OUT Q=New York]
[anchor=denise]
[ss=none]

So far, 26 states including Virginia have given pharmacists the authority to administer vaccines as long as the patient's physician has approved of it.
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[11Tech-Donation]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=sta]
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[GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech]


Virginia Tech's agriculture school is getting millions of dollars.
The late philanthropist Paul Mellon left the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences five-million dollars--its largest bequest ever.
Mellon helped to create the college earlier this century.

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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[TAPE#=VA Newsreel]
[Graphic=VA Newsreel]



The Pocahontas Mine Explosion came like a thief in the night. It woke up a Tazewell County mining town more than 40 years ago.
We remember the explosion in this week's Virginia Newsreel.


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[SOT]
[IN Q=About 2 am]
[SUPER=03-Tazewell Co.; :01]
[RUNS=1:22]
[OUT Q=I'm Andrew Freiden]

(( About 2 am on February 4, 1957 a gas explosion occurred deep in the Pocahontas Fuel Company's mine at Bishop.
The accident claimed 37 lives.
It was not a loud blast, but it sent dust and fumes streaming through the corridors.
The victims were working on their shift for less than 2 hours and had no clue of the impending danger.
5 of the dead were even wearing special lamps that were supposed to indicate any unsafe gas buildup.
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[SOT Tape A9 55:04]
[IN Q=An Accumalation]

AN ACCUMULATION OF GAS EXPLODED AND KILLED 37 MEN APPROXIMATELY 177 WERE IN THE MINE AT THE TIME. 140 LEFT THE MINE THROUGH ANOTHER OPENING. [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=through another opening]


Some of the men that escaped were put to work at the main entrance helping the rescue effort.
Family members and friends gathered around the opening of the mine waiting to hear any information about their loved ones.
The crowd remained calm yet concerned throughout the day. Removal of the victims began at 5 in the afternoon and by finished by 6-30. They were brought out in mine cars.
In this explosion, much of the force of the blast escaped through an elevator shaft.
One published account said if the shaft did not exist it is possible that all 177 miners would have died. That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm Andrew Freiden.))


[Sports-Plays]


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[WRITER=dal]
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A jail sentence hasn't stopped Mike Tyson from getting in trouble.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-February 5;]


Tyson has been placed in an isolation cell after a disturbance at the Montgomery County Detention Center just outside Washington, DCTERMS.
He reportedly became upset and threw a television set, which narrowly missed the jail guards.
A hearing on the jail disturbance has been set for Monday.
Tyson went back to jail after being sentenced to one year for assaulting two men in a road rage incident last August.
He has pleaded no contest, but might appeal the sentence.
The boxer is also on probation in Indiana after serving three years for a rape charge.
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[11Business-Review]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
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[TAPE#=BIZ 25:23]
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The Star City Diner is back in business while another local restaurant closes for good.
And, gamblers may soon be able to head to the Greenbrier to try their luck.
Scott Goldberg has more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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[IN Q=music/animation]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :08]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/February 4; :32]
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[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :49]
[SUPER=03-W. Sulphur Springs, WV/April 1998; 1:04]
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[NOTHING ON CHROMAKEY THIS WEEK] (( [99-8 at 12:33]
The Star City's namesake diner is open for business again.
This after the restaurant's managers literally got rid of a few bugs.
Health inspectors had threatened to shut the place down after finding roaches, rotten food and customers eating off dirty dishes. [98-83 at 47:04]
Another Roanoke restaurant will not reopen.
Queen Charlotte's Tea and More closed after proprietor B-D Cummings was thrown in jail.
Cummings, convicted in 1989 of forging checks, was accused of violating a probation order that said she won't be allowed to handle other people's money. [99-4 at 41:10]
Ninety layoffs at the Radford Arsenal.
About 50 people are losing their jobs after the arsenal lost an ammunition contract.
Another 40 layoffs, according to officials, were in the works for some time. [98-78 at 1:13:53]
A donation of 26 acres and a million dollars will make it easier to build a new Y-M-C-A in Central Virginia.
The new Jamerson Family Y will open off Laxton Road.
Organizers want to raise eight million more dollars to finance the project. [99-4 at 39:45]
Odds are improving you'll be able to gamble at the Greenbrier.
West Virginia's senate judiciary committee endorsed a bill to build a casino in the bunker.
It's an underground area that was built to protect dignitaries during a nuclear attack.
The casino bill still needs to pass both houses of the legislature. [DOW JONES PRE PRO]
On Wall Street, the Dow climbed 65 points this week.
The Nasdaq dropped 38.
That's this week's Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.
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))

[2-shot toss bump][Henry-Ax]


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[GRAPHIC=Accident]


An single car accident claimed the life of a Stanleytown man.
State Police say 53 year old Richard William Ragens was travelling eastbound on Route 57 when he ran off the right side of the road and stuck a tree.
The accident happened around 3 yesterday afternoon.
Ragens died less than an hour late at Martinsville

[11Gordon]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun AM]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=99-1; 38:33]
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One of Roanoke county's school board members says a report about the retirement of the superintendent was premature.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./1994;]


A published report indicated Deanna Gordon plans to retire in December.
But, School Board Chairwoman Marion Roark says--quote-- "nothing is definite at this point" and "that the board has not discussed the matter."
Gordon has served five years as the superintendent.
She could not be reached for comment yesterday.
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[11Sprinkle]


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[TAPE#=98-79; 1:28:55]
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A police officer's campaign to become the next Sheriff of Botetourt County is underway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Several supporters turned out yesterday to hear Ronnie Sprinkle announce his intentions to run for office.
Sprinkle said he wants to raise the level of professionalism in the sheriff's department.
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[SOT=00:01:01]
[IN Q=ONE OF THOSE]

((RONNIE SPRINKLE/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF CANDIDATE; ONE OF THOSE WAYS IS TO WORK DILIGENTLY. I WANT TO GET THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT ACCREDITED THROUGH THE VIRGINIA LAW ENFORCEMENT ACCREDITATION PROGRAM. I WANT TO IMPROVE THE COMMUNICATION WITH THE PUBLIC AND WITH OTHER LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICES ALSO.))
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Sprinkle/Botetourt Co. Sheriff Candidate;]
[RUNS=23]
[OUT Q=OFFICES ALSO.]
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[VO-NAT]

Sprinkle worked as a sheriff's deputy in Botetourt for a dozen years before going to work in Salem in 1995. The 15-year law enforcement veteran and FBI academy graduate said the timing is right to follow in his father's footsteps. Norman Sprinkle was Botetourt County's sheriff for 33-years.
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[Bedford-Movie]


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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=98-74 TC 1:52:28]
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It's official.... The Peaks of Otter has been ruled out for the movie "28 Days".
That's according to a location scout for Columbia Tri-Star Pictures.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;]


Two weeks ago, a Blue Ridge Parkway official refused to let producers film at the federally-owned Peaks of Otter Lodge. The official said filming would affect the tranquility that lures visitors. In particular, he objected to plans by filmmakers to erect a two-story facade that would block the scenic view.
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[anchor=Denise]
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The movie will star Sandra Bullock
Although the Peaks of Otter is out of the running, Movie officials are reviewing a site near Charlotttesville .[Sis

kel]


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Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Gene Siskel.
The journalist best known as one half of the dualing movie critic team died yesterday.
Siskel and Ebert had worked together for more than 25 years.
David Browde takes a look back.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Roger Ebert/Film Critic; :00]
[SUPER=04-1993; :10]
[SUPER=04-"Siskel & Ebert"; :16]
[super=03-"CBS This Morning"/May 1996; :23]
[super=01-Warren Beatty/Actor; :47]
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[OUT Q=New York]

((SUPER: ROGER EBERT/FILM CRITIC
SOT: "IT'S VERY HARD TO ACCEPT THAT THIS COULD BE TRUE BECAUSE GENE

FILLED-UP SUCH A GREAT PART OF MY LIFE."
SUPER: 1993
NATSOT FULL: "I'M GENE SISKEL OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE .. AND I'M ROGER

EBERT OF THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES."
NARR: It started in 1975. Two Chicago newspaper critics teamed up..
SUPER: "SISKEL & EBERT" .. and the nation gave Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert two "thumbs-up."
SUPER: "CBS THIS MORNING", MAY 15, 1996
NATSOT FULL:
(MCEWEN): GIVE ME THE STRENGTH OF GENE SISKEL.
(EBERT): GOOD REPORTER, GOOD WITH THE FACTS, PENETRATING QUESTIONS. WELL

PREPARED.
(MCEWEN:) GIVE ME THE STRENTH ABOUT ROGER-
(SISKEL): SUPERIOR WRITER, EVEN IF HE'S WRONG ABOUT A REVIEW IT WILL BE

A WELL WRITTEN REVIEW.."
NARR: Gene Siskel joined CBS's "This Morning" crew and was one of the reasons for the show's rise in the ratings. He also got a rise out of some of Hollywood's biggest stars .. when he turned thumbs-down on their projects:
SUPER: WARREN BEATTY, ACTOR
SOT: WE HAD A RAMBUNCTIOUS RELATIONSHIP. IT WAS KIND OF MUTUALLY

INSULTING IN A WAY. I ALWAYS APPRECIATED HIM BECAUSE HE WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT MOVIES.

NATSOT FULL: "I WOULD LOVE TO SEE IT WIN. IF YOU'RE ASKING ME WHO I'M

ROUTING FOR, I'M ROUTING FOR THIS ONE.."
NARR: Siskel returned to television after surgery last May to remove a cancerous growth from his brain. Earlier this month he said he was taking some time off to finish his recovery. His long-time partner says Siskel didn't talk about how ill he was .. though everyone knew he was working through substantial pain.
NO SUPER
SOT (EBERT): "I RESPECTED HIM. I LIKED HIM. I'M REALLY GOING TO MISS

HIM."
NARR: Dave Browde, CBS News, New York ))


[60-Minutes]


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[WRITER=kor]
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Are Florida police going too far when they ticket minors for smoking? Some experts say they are, and not only that, they may be helping to sell more cigarettes to kids. Lesley Stahl has a preview of tonight's 60 minutes.
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You can see that story and more tonight at seven here on W-D-B-J.

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In the 1950's, Olen Gardner was playing banjo to sellout audiences.
But the Carroll County soon decided family and church were more important than "life on the road".
However, Gardner, who now lives in Riner, never let his talent waste away.
Here's Teresa Hamilton with the latest installment of our special series "Virginia Profiles".

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[OUT Q=NEWS 7, RINER.]

(( Olen Gardner's been playing banjo nearly all his life.
It's a talent he discovered as a child growing in Carroll County during an era when music lessons were a luxury few could afford.
[inq=We had to ]

[OLEN GARDNER/MUSICIAN:WE HAD TO LEARN ON OUR OWN, I REMEMBER WHEN I LEARNED EARL SCRUGGS BANJO, I HEARD HIM ON THE RADIO AND ON RECORDS AND I WOULD HITCHHIKE FOR 40 OR 50 MILES TO WATCH HIM TO SEE WHAT HIS FINGERS WAS DOING.]
As a young child, Garden soon realized he also had a gift for making his own instruments.
Around age five-- he fashioned his first.
[INq=A wooden ]

[OLEN GARDNER/MUSICIAN:A WOODEN CIGAR BOX WITH A CARVED NECK FASTENED IN IT, WITH HORSE HAIR AND WIRE OFF A SCREEN DOOR FOR STRINGS.]
Gardner's interest in making instruments and playing music would continue to grow.
Around 1956, while working as a mechanic, Gardner was hired by singer and musician Charlie Monroe, the younger brother of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe.
But life on the road, playing banjo, was lonely.
Gardner was missing his children, community and church. [OLEN GARDNER/MUSICIAN: SOMETIMES PEOPLE WOULD STAND AND WAIT FOR A THIRD SHOW, STAND IN LINE AT THEATRES AND STAND IN LINE FOR YOUR AUTOGRAPHS, YOU SEE THOSE PEOPE, THOUSANDS OF FACES, BUT GO BACK TO YOUR HOTEL ROOM AND YOU'RE VERY LONELY, YOUR AWAY FROM HOME, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR COMMUNITY.]
Gardner quickly decided to forego his musical career---a decision he says he doesn't regret having gone on to find

fulfillment as a teacher at Christiansburg high school.
These days-- Gardner is retired but hasn't slowed down. [OLEN GARDNER/MUSICIAN:WELL NO, I'M NOT IN BUSINESS, NO, I FIX A FEW GUITARS FOR FRIENDS, BUT I DON'T HAVE A BUSINESS.]

Gardner says took up the hobby so he'll always have someone to play music with in the basement of his home in Riner--- a place he commonly refers to as his "pickin parlor".
And, while he mainly works for friends Gardner recently fixed a guitar for country music star, Ricky Van Shelton.
[WHEN HE WALKED IN, HE USED TO BE A PIPE FITTER AND I SAID, RICKY, I SURE AM GLAD YOU SHOWED UP, WE GOT TWO COMMODES THAT NEEDS FIXIN. ]
Gardner and Van Shelton may be "pickin" again in the near future.
Gardner is currently working on a guitar belonging to country music star's father. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Riner. ))
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[ANCHOR=Denise 2 shot]

[***No Music Under]
Here's a look at today's top stories.
[ANCHOR=Denise]
[SUPER=#4070;weekend headline banner]

Contamination of some of Virginia's catfish has brought on a health advisory that stretchs 50 miles from Clover in Halifax County to Long Island. According to the Department of Environmental Quality, P-C-B contamination was discovered in large channel catfish caught in both Altavista and Long Island. The source of the contamination is not yet known.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]

An announcement that Roanoke County's School Board Superintendent will soon retire may have been premature, according to School Board Chairwoman Marion Roark. A published report indicated Deanna Gordon plans to retire in December. But Roark says that "nothing is definite at this point" and "that the board has not discussed the matter." Gordon could not be reached for comment.
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[VO-NAT]
[ANCHOR=Denise]

Hollywood will NOT be setting up shop at the Peaks of Otter to film the new Sandra Bullock movie, "28 Days." Two weeks ago, a Blue Ridge Parkway official refused to let producers film at the federally-owned Peaks of Otter Lodge. An official said the filming would affect the tranquility that lures visitors to the area. Movie officials are now reviewing a site near Charlottesville.
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[ANCHOR=Andrew 2 SHOT]


And that's what's making news on this Sunday February 21-st.



[Sports-Extra]


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[TAPE#=sports extra #2]
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[ANCHOR TAG ANCHOR TAG]
The success of the Roanoke Express is creating a surge in the number of hockey players in Southwest Virginia.
A few weeks ago we showed you Roanoke Valley Youth Hockey.
The budding hockey players you are about to see aren't children, they're just kids at heart.
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[IN Q=Louise Rothe]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Louise Rothe/Hockey Player; :06]
[SUPER=01-Thomas Rothe/Hockey Player; :22]
[super=01-Jim VanCleaf/Hockey Player; :36]
[super=01-Bob Carpentieri/Hockey Player; :49]
[super=01-James Fazio/Hockey Player; 1:28]
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[OUT Q=you're dead]


(( Louise Rothe has been playing in the Roanoke Valley Adult Hockey League for almost two years.
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Louise is half of the brother and sister act on the red team. Thomas has been a big influence on her hockey career.
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Playing in the league isn't cheap, but there are ways to save money on the equipment.
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But these athletes say the benefits far outweigh the costs.
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[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=more enjoyable]


Many of the players had never laced up skates, nor played a hockey game before joining this league, but even in this non-check division some say play can get a little rough, especially when the guys are roughing up your sister.
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[ss=none]


Roanoke Valley Adult Hockey is divided into three different divisions.
The "C" teams are for beginners. Players with more skills move up to the "B" teams and the "A" level has some former pro-players on the roster.



[Ebert-Picks]


[ANCHOR=Andrew]
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[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net Siskel and Ebert]


Roger Ebert offers a sneak peek of 3 movies that are playing today. One of them requires a little time travel. Here's his top choices.
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[IN Q=What to see]
[SUPER=01-Roger Ebert/Movie Critic;:00]
[RUNS=1:33]
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[ANCHOR=Andrew]
[SS=None]


You can see Roger Ebert's reviews today at Eleven here on Your Hometown Station.

[2-shot toss to bump][Titanic]


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[NEWSCAST=Sun Am]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
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The Titanic came to life yesterday even if it was just for a few seconds.
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[VO-NAT 5 NA 6:49:01]
[SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN;]


For the first time in 87 years, the 3 whistles were blown for thousands of spectators.
Tests performed on the 750 pound set of whistles proved they could withstand the stress of being blown again.
The whistles were lifted from the bottom of the ocean, and are (------------) part of a Titanic exhibit on display in St. Paul until the end of April.