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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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[WRITER=jja]
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Next on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


A popular local TV host seen across the nation- passes away.
Some Danville firefighters are not happy tongiht- We'll tell you why.
A new Roanoke County high school is up for action tonight- A live report is coming up.
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[Talent=Jean]


Plus gambling at one regional resort?
News 7 is next.
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[VO-NAT]


He taught, served, and entertained the Roanoke Valley for decades.
Tonight, the community deals with his loss.
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[Johnson-obit]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-11 7:44]
[GRAPHIC=Laban Johnson]


Laban Johnson died today.
A teacher for 20 years ...later a city official, Johnson became best known as co-host of the Public Television show, "Cookin' Cheap."
Keith Humphry takes a look back.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=When health]
[SUPER=04-June, 1996; :00]
[SUPER=04-January 11, 1999; :10]
[SUPER=01-Laban Johnson/"Cookin' Cheap" Co-Host/January 11; :18]
[SUPER=01-Carol Jennings/"Cookin' Cheap" Producer; :33]
[SUPER=04-1968; :40]
[SUPER=04-February 4, 1997; :58]
[RUNS=1:18]
[OUT Q=at age 57.]


(( When health problems forced Johnson to retire as Roanoke's Special Events Co-ordinator three years ago, the mayor presented him- -not the KEY to the city- -but the LADLE.
His health improved. Johnson and Larry Bly- -his broadcast partner- -had just embarked on their 19th season of "Cookin' Cheap."
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:42:10 - from Mornin' fieldtape]
[IN Q=]

((WE'RE NOW, AS FAR AS WE KNOW, THE LONGEST-RUNNING COOKING SHOW ON TELEVISION. ))
[RUNS= 04]
[OUT Q=and say otherwise.]


At W-B-R-A, they were getting ready to tape another segment of the show. The producer knew there was something wrong when Johnson didn't appear by late afternoon.
She remembers him as an endless source of humor.
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[SOT Carol Jennings (tonight)]
[IN Q=He could make anybody laugh]

((HE COULD MAKE ANYBODY LAUGH. HE COULD TAKE SOMETHING AND TURN IT INTO SOMETHING THAT WOULD MAKE YOU SMILE.))
[RUNS= 07]
[OUT Q=make you smile.]



[NAT SOT-Johnson introduced - -back-to at podium]

[JOHNSON'S MY NAME; MONEY'S MY GAME]
But he could also be very serious... as he was when he pushed for teachers' pay raises.
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[SOT @2:45 on Beta from film]
[IN Q=The teachers are]

((THE TEACHERS ARE IN A BAD WAY. ))
[RUNS= 02]
[OUT Q=very small.]


In an interview just last year, Joe Dashiell asked Johnson whether he thought local folks were aware that he and Bly had achieved international fame through their syndicated show.
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[SOT @14:21:53 Joe-D's Beta fieldtape]
[IN Q=In my former job]

((IN MY FORMER JOB IN SPECIAL EVENTS, IT USED TO IRRITATE ME GREATLY WHEN I WOULD GO TO MEETINGS AND EVERYBODY WOULD BE TALKING ABOUT HOW WE GET THE NAME OF ROANOKE OUT AND WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO AND HOW MUCH DO WE HAVE TO SPEND. AND LARRY AND I HAVE BEEN DOING IT FOR 17 YEARS.))
[RUNS= 18]
[OUT Q=for 17 years.]


Laban Johnson dead at age 57.))
[Talent=Jean]
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Tonight I spoke with Larry Bly on the phone. He says he's in shock over Johnson's death- and went on to say it's been a great 19 years.














[County-Planning]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#99-13 13:38]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke County]


Roanoke County is one step closer to a new high school tonight.
The planning commission approved a special use permit for the Woods End Property.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Eric -- Microwave]


Eric Earnhart is in Roanoke COunty with details.
[Live= Full/Eric--Microwave]
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[SUPER=05-Roanoke Co.;]
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[SUPER=01-Steve Jacobs/Pleasant Hill Dr. Resident]
[SUPER=01-Craig Mitchell/Kingston Court Homeowners Assn.]
[super=01-Tabitha Rand/Cave Spring 10th-Grader]
[super=01-Al Thomason/Commission Member]
[super=01-Martha Hooker/Commission Chair]
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[460-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:24:36]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


A Salem man is dead and his god-daughter is in the hospital after a single-car crash tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


56 year old Earl Wimmer died after his minivan struck a tree off of Route 460 West in the Glenvar Heights section of Roanoke County.
Witnesses say Wimmer's vehicle was sideways in the 4-lane road before he swerved to miss a guardrail and careened off the right side of the road and head-on into a tree.
His 11-year-old god-daughter is in Lewis-Gale hospital - the extent of her injuries is unknown.
Police are still investigating what caused the crash.
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[Tourists-Killed]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Eight Tourists were killed in Uganda- including two Americans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Uganda;]


Tonight the White House vows to make every effort to find those responsible.
The victims were killed after more than 2-dozen hostages were seized yesterday at a game park.
American Mark Ross escaped the Hutu Rebels.
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[SOT 20:09:56]
[IN Q=The women]

((THE WOMEN WHO WERE TOLD THEY WOULD BE ESCORTED BACK HAD BEEN KILLED ON THE SPOT.))
[SUPER=01-Mark Ross/American;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=on the spot.]
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[VO-NAT]


Ross says it appears the tourists were hacked to death.
He was with a group camped at a national park hoping for a glimpse of the regions rare Mountain Gorillas.
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[Executions]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-1 53:25]
[GRAPHIC=Va. Capital Punishment]


Virginia is on pace for another record-breaking year of executions -- with April likely to set a one month record for the state.
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[vo-nat]
In 1995, Virginia executed five killers.
In 1996, eight.
In 1997, nine.
In 1998, 13... a new record.
In 1999, we have executed two so far -- and have seven more scheduled through the end of April 29th... for a possible total of nine in just four months.
And the American Civil Liberties Union points out another new statistic, based on the total number of executions in modern times.
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[SOT 15:40:48]
[IN Q=Virginia executes]

((KENT WILLIS/VIRGINIA ACLU: VIRGINIA EXECUTES 9-POINT-8 PEOPLE OUT OF EVERY MILLION CITIZENS. TEXAS 9-POINT-7. SO VIRGINIA BARELY NUDGES OUT TEXAS IN THAT CATEGORY. BUT IF YOU LOOK AT IT AS A MATTER OF PER CAPITA EXECUTIONS, VIRGINIA EXECUTES MORE CITIZENS THAN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE NATION.))
[SUPER=01-Kent Willis/Virginia ACLU; ]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=the nation.]
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[VO-NAT]


Virginia has executed 61 men in modern times, and has only 40 left on death row.
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[Training-Center]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-6 28:37]
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Families and friends of patients at the Central Virginia Training Center say they're not happy with plans to transfer mentally retarded violent criminals there.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Amherst Co.]


State officials want to move five such patients to the Madison Heights facility from Central State Hospital.
Building 14 at C-V-T-C will be renovated, and a twelve-foot fence will be put up outside it for security.
The facility would house up to 15 mentally retarded adults who committed "serious" felonies but who were not competent to stand trial.
Families of other patients say they're worried about safety.
Mental Health commissioner Richard Kellogg will meet with citizens later this month.
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[Danville-Firefighters]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=99-12 3:20]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Firefighters in Danville have a new work schedule, and they're not happy about it.
City council voted tonight to change the work schedule in an effort to reduce costs and prevent unnecessary overtime.
The move comes after firefighters successfully sued the city last year for unpaid meal breaks.
Christy Hubley has reaction.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Danville firefighters packed]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Tonight; :00]
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[SUPER=01-Brian Alderson/Firefighter; :38]
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[OUT Q=News 7, Danville.]

(( Danville firefighters packed the city council chambers, hoping to make it clear they didn't want their work schedules changed to a 19-day tour of duty developed by a consultant.
They made one final plea to keep their current 21-day cycle AS-IS.
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[SOT 9:00-:08 ]
[IN Q=There are no hidden]

((RAY EARP/FIREFIGHTER: THERE ARE NO HIDDEN, ADDITIONAL OR LONG TERM COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH OUR PROPOSAL OVER THE CONSULTANT'S PROPOSAL.)) [RUNS:08]
[OUT Q=the consultant's proposal.]


With a narrow vote of 5-to-4, the "I"s had it. [NATS of "I" at 12:07] [RUNS:02]
And firefighters left the council chambers in disgust.
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[SOT 14:12-:15 ]
[IN Q=Everybody's disappointed]

((RAY EARP/FIREFIGHTER: EVERYBODY'S DISAPPOINTED BUT WE'LL GO ON. WE WON'T QUIT.)) [RUNS:03]
[OUT Q=won't quit.]
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[SOT 13:00-:08]
[IN Q=Disappointment. We worked]

((BRIAN ALDERSON/FIREFIGHTER: WE WORKED HARD I THINK TO GET OUR SCHEDULE ACROSS OF WHAT WE WANTED AND IT'S DISAPPOINTED FOR IT TO GO AGAINST US.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=go against us.]


Firefighters are most upset that the new schedule doesn't allow them to have a full weekend off and forces them to sacrifice family time.
Morale may have just taken a big hit, but the fire chief says his department won't let it have an impact of the job they do protecting the city.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:53-16:06]
[IN Q=Any time there's a change]

((B.G. LEWIS/FIRE CHIEF: ANY TIME THERE'S A CHANGE, THERE'S A TIME PERIOD OF GETTING USED TO A CHANGE BUT THIS IS A HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO DO AN EXCELLENT JOB FOR THE CITY OF DANVILLE AND I THINK THEY'LL RISE TO THE OCCASION.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=to the occasion.]


No word yet on when the new schedule will go into effect.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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[Greenbrier-Casino]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-79 1:40:52]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Greenbrier is one step closer to winning a referendum on casino gambling.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Wh. Sulphur Springs, WV]


The West Virginia resort wants to build a Monte Carlo style casino to attract more overnight visitors.
Tonight, the Senate Finance Committee aproved a bill that would allow Greenbrier County voters to decide the issue.
The bill now goes to the full Senate.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Sweepstakes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-5 29:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


If you think surfing the web is simply an idle past time, there's at least one local man who'll tell you differently.
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[VO-NAT]


Warren Burch of Roanoke hit the jackpot when he entered a contest on the internet.
He and his wife were in the market for a home, so they visited the realtor-dot-com website... and came away with 250-thousand dollars to put toward their dream home.
That's AFTER they entered the company's "Win Your Next Home" sweepstakes.
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[Tease1]


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


Next on News 7- would you donate money to help the President defend himself?
Some local folks did.
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[VO-NAT]


and who's making a run for the White House. we'll hear from the newest contenders.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Hello sports fans]

((HELLO SPORTS FANS. TONIGHT IS A NIGHT OF FIRSTS. ROANOKE VALLEY CHRISTIAN LOSES FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SEASON AS FORK UNION ENDS THE EAGLES SEASON. AND THE EXPRESS GETS ITS FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON OVER THE STORM. THOSE STORIES AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM PRO BASKETBALL AND HOCKEY IN SPORTS.))
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=in sports]



[Presidential Race]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=None]


George W. Bush hopes to follow in his father's footsteps.
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[vo-nat]
[Super=03-Austin, TX;]


The Texas Governor says he'll form an exploratory committee and begin fundraising for a presidential bid.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=15:23:02]

((GEORGE W. BUSH/R-TEXAS GOVERNOR: THOSE OF YOU WHO COVER ME EVERYDAY KNOW THAT I DIDN'T TAKE THIS DECISION LIGHTLY.))


[SUPER=01-George W. Bush/(R) Texas Governor;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=decision lightly]
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Manchester, NH;]


Meanwhile another man is trying for the presidency yet again.
Pat Buchanan is throwing his hat in the ring for the third time.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=14:46:38]

((PAT BUCHANAN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I INTEND TO REDEFINE WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A CONSERVATIVE IN AMERICA. APPLAUSE. ))
[SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=Applause!!]
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[VO-NAT]


Buchanan accused the President of soiling the White House and says he will reclaim the country for working men and women.
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[Clinton-Donor]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-83 1:04:27]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton Defense Donors]


Sixty-five people who live in our area came to President Clinton's defense - financially.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Warren Campbell was one of those people, giving a hundred dollars to help Clinton fend off what he called Republican-led attacks.
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[SOT 57:38]
[IN Q=THERE HAVE BEEN]

((WARREN CAMPBELL: THERE HAVE BEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT TO GET THE PRESIDENT ONE WAY OR ANOTHER. IF THEY COULDN'T BEAT HIM ON THE ISSUES, THEY'RE JUST OUT TO GET HIM FOR OTHER REASONS.))
[SUPER=01-Warren Campbell/Clinton Benefactor;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=OTHER REASONS]
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[VO-NAT]


President Clinton has legal bills totaling nine-million dollars.
So far, Americans have donated four-and-a-half million to the defense fund.
Friends of the president started the fund to pay for costs related to the Whitewater investigation, the Paula Jones lawsuit and the impeachment trial.
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[Tech-Fraternity]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-8 32:28]
[GRAPHIC=None]


More trouble for one of Virginia Tech's un-recognized fraternities.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


Last month, Blacksburg police broke up a party at the Delta Kappa Epsilon house on East Roanoke Street and charged 20- people for underage alcohol possession.
During the raid, police took pictures of what they felt were unsafe living conditions.
Last week, Blacksburg's building inspector went in and found electrical hazards.
The owner has 30- days to fix the violations.
In the meantime, no one is living there.
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[Tease2]


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


Still ahead on the newscast --
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[VO-NAT]

some Senators say it might be a bumpy road when the Y2K bug sails into the millenium.
Just whom will it affect, and how?
Details coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=136-4 5 1/7 9 2 1/8 17 19 23 30/3 31 35 42 46/34]






[Y2K]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-C]
[GRAPHIC=Y2K]


When the year 2-thousand hits- don't expect the World to come to an end- just prepare for a few bumps in the road.
That's the finding of a Senate investigation.
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[SOT 14:49:06]
[IN Q=And so we've]

((AND SO WE'VE TRIED TO DISCOUNT WHAT I CALLED THE YRK SURVIVALIST MENTALITY, SOMEHOW THAT THIS IS GOING TO BE ARMAGEDDON.))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Christopher Dodd/(D) Connecticut; ]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=Armageddon.]
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[VO-NAT]


The food industry's spent millions preparing its computers for the year 2-thousand.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=18:04:24]

((UNLESS THERE'S WIDESPREAD HOARDING ON EXCESSIVE STOCK, JANUARY FIRST 2-THOUSAND WILL BE A REGULAR SHOPPING DAY.))
[SUPER=01-Michael Heschel/Kroger Co.;]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=regular shopping day.]
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[Vo-Nat]
The 160 page report finds that doctors offices may not be prepared but one doctor says that should not affect care.
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[SOT 18:05:14]
[IN Q=I can listen]

((DR. BIER: I CAN LISTEN WITH MY STETHOSCOPE. I CAN DELIVER THE APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE. I CAN TAKE CARE OF YOU AS WELL ON MONDAY AS I COULD ON FRIDAY))
[SUPER=07-Dr. Charles Bier M.D.;]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=on Friday.]
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[Vo-Nat]
Senators okayed guaranteed loans for small businesses who need help getting their computers Y-2-K compliant.
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[Reading-Day]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-4 53:01]
[GRAPHIC=None]


V-M-I Cadets put on a different uniform today in honor of National Reading Day and Dr. Seuss's birthday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]

The Cadets ditched their traditional uniform and wore large red and white hats made famous by the Cat in the Hat.
Children from Central Elementary School gathered on the Parade Ground while cadets read Dr. Seuss stories in an effort to show that reading can be fun.
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[SOT ub 11:07:03]
[IN Q= I think this;]

((COLONEL BILL STOCKWELL/ASSOCIATE DEAN OF FACULTY: I THINK THIS IS A TREMENDOUS IDEA BECAUSE IT POINTS OUT THE IMPORTANCE OF READING FOR KIDS, AND IF WE CAN PUT GOOD ROLE MODELS IN FRONT OF THE KIDS READING TO THEM, I THINK IT WILL INSPIRE THEM TO READ MORE.))
[super=01-Col. Bill Stockwell/Assoc. Dean of Faculty]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q= to read more.]
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[VO-NAT]

The day was topped off with a special V-M-I Corps of Cadets parade for the kids.
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[Forecasts]
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[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=extra point]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Coming up in sports, we'll answer the questions: Can Roanoke Valley Christian remain undefeated and did the Express get its first win of the season over the Storm?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Huntersville, NC; :00]


This afternoon the former Redskins chief Joe Gibbs announced that he has signed Sterling Marlin to drive a new Busch Series car for him for six races this season.
Marlin will have sponsorship from Richmond based Circuit City.
Bobby Labonte will continue driving Gibbs' full-time team sponsored by MBNA starting Saturday in Vegas.
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[go to break]

[S-RVC]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-36 tc 20:00]
[GRAPHIC=High school hoops]


Fork Union Military Academy and Roanoke Valley Christian squared off in the Virginia Indepentent Conference Division one playoffs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Fork Union vs RVC;]


The Eagles were putting their 26 and oh record on the line infront of the home crowd.
R-V-C would find it tough going, the Eagles get it in the lane and Justin Hurt hits the jumper.
But Fork Union would go on a tear, Barry Carew hits the three from the wing and Fork Union leads by nine.
The Eagles would storm back and Allen Neff drives to the hoop for the easy lay-in.
[SUPER=34-Fork Union/79/RVC/71;]


Fork Union uses good ball work as Eric Holmes knocks down the three and Fork Union ends the Eagles season 79 to 71.
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[ANchor=Denise]
[SS=hold]


Roanoke Catholic advances by beating Fuqua 68-to-47. Catholic will play in Richmond tonight.

[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-31 tc 47:50]
[GRAPHIC=RKe vs Toledo]


Roanoke skated to it first win of the season over the Toledo Storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Toledo vs Roanoke;]


Loco the Express mascot was ready to take on the Storm single handedly, but Roanoke didn't need his help.
The Express led four-one after the first period, but Toledo would cut into its lead. As Erin Boh get the wrist shot to go and it's four-two Express.
Roanoke goalie Daniel Berthiaum ties his best to keep the Storm at bay with the save here. He had 25 last night.

[Super=38-Roanoke/6/Toledo/3;]


The Express would add to their lead when Dan O'Connell knocks it in off of Toledo's skates. and Roanoke wins in the roundhouse six to three.
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[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-38 tc 15:33]
[GRAPHIC=76ers]


Homegrown George Lynch and his team, the Philadelphia 76ers are man handling opponents in the NBA.
The Sixers are 9-and-5 after having won five in a row.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Night; :00]


Last night the Sixers ripped the Wizards 104-to-91 as the NBA's player of the week Allen Iverson scored 38.
George has started all 14 games for his new team and is currently second in the league in steals. He also is averaging 9 points and seven rebounds a game.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="You Know...]
[SUPER=01-George Lynch/76ers Forward; :00]
[RUNS=:27]
[OUT Q=...TO ME."]
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[ANCHOR=Mike]
[GRAPHIC=76ERS]


George is in his sixth season in the league, and his stats this season are his best since his rookie year with the Lakers in 1993.
The Sixers are off tonight before hosting the Bulls tomorrow.

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In tonight's action the Indiana Pacers were hoping to get back on the winning track against a Denver team which had won two straight.
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The Nuggets didn't see the need to guard Chris Mullin. Mullin slings three of his 18 here for the Pacer lead.
Denver's Keon Clark breaks away from his shadow and puts an exclamation point on the play with the jam.
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But Indiana pulls away and gets the 88-to-81 victory at home and is 10 and four on the season.
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Still to come, a local golf pro comes home and another former sports star is job hunting.
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And highlights from the National Hockey League. Washington pummels the Lightning in Tampa Bay.
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The Washington Capitals traveled to Tampa Bay and found the southern hospitality quite refreshing.
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The Caps struck early and often, in the first period Richard Zednick converts the pass for Washington's first score.
The Capitals back on the offensive again Craig Berube left alone infront of the net puts in the rebound for the two-nothing lead.
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That was just the beginning for Washington and the Lightning struck twice as the Caps win 8-to-2.
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(BYE BYE)



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Former PGA tour player Chip Sullivan is returning to Roanoke to become the head golf professional at Ashley Plantation in Daleville, a new course opening in May.
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Chip's spent 1997 on the PGA tour.
He made 11 cuts and was ranked in the top five in driving distance.
Last year, he was in Greenville, South Carolina and served as the Greenville Country Club Golf pro.
Sullivan, who currently has a Nike Card, is planning to play in three upcoming tour events, first the MCI Classic in Hilton Head, followed by the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic the next week, and finally the Entergy Classic in new Orleans.
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It could be a homecoming for former Salem and U-V-A standout, Richard Morgan.
He is among the assistant coaches at East Carolina who's future is uncertain.
Head basketball coach Joe Dooley resigned today after a 13 and 13 season and his assistants are now out of a job.


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The Atlantic 10 men's all conference team has been named and two Hokies are on the third team.
Senior guard Eddie Lucas and Sophomore forward Rolan Roberts received the honor.
Tech is in action today at noon against Fordham in the first round of the A-10 tournament.
The Hokies won the last meeting between the two squads 79-75 on February 13th.
(BYE BYE)




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It was quite a surprise for soccer fans -
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Maradona the bull was brought on the field to bring good luck, but he wasn't going to play second fiddle to any soccer team.
He stole the show when he escaped into the stands... But the chase came to an end when workers finally took the bull by the horns -- and tail -- and escorted Maradona from the stadium - unharmed.
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