[News-Heads]

[ANCHOR=Jean]

[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Headlines]
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Next on News 7
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[VO-NAT]


Thousands of Southwest Virginians are without electricity on this cold night-
Patrick Evans is in the Peruvian rain forest where its 98 degrees.
A former Lieutenant Governor passes away.
And an NBA hall of famer visits Roanoke- and chats with Mike STevens.
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[Talent=Jean]
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News 7 is next.
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[SUPER=@Robin1;]
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[NRV-Storm]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-6 34:54]
[GRAPHIC=Snow Aftermath]


Interstate 81 and most other major roads in the area are clear tonight of snow and ice.
But, people in the New River Valley are still feeling the affects of Wednesdays winter storm.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Riner;]


Thousands were left without electricity.
Right now, more than 900 customers in Carroll and Pulaski counties are without service.
While more than three thousand are without power in Montgomery and Floyd counties.
Power company employees aren't the only ones working 'round the clock.
Many secondary roads are still snow covered.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They have ]

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA STATE POLICE: THEY HAVE ICE AND SNOW ON THEM BUT VDOT IS OUT WITH MOST OF THEIR PERSONELL TRYING TO CLEAR THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/State Police; :00]
[RUNS=10 approx]
[OUT Q=clear them.]
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[VO-NAT]


Power company officials hope to have service restored to everyone by tomorrow morning.
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=none]


The American Red Cross has closed down its shelter for those without power in the Montgomery County area.
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[TAKE PINNACLE]
But if you are still without power and you need a place to stay, you can contact the Red Cross at (540) 961-1150.
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[Eastern-VA]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-4 56:48]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dinwiddie Co.]


Elsewhere in the State - the National Weather Service confirms that a twister slammed into this construction site near Petersburg Wednesday, injuring 16 workers.
It was a typical Virginia tornado ... with winds of 80 to 100 miles an hour. That's not a major tornado, but it was enough to create a lot of damage.
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[Toss-2-Robin] And Robin is here now to tell us about the weekend forecast and the very successful Science Fair held in Roanoke city earlier today.

[WX1]


[ANCHOR=Robin]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rre]
[TAPE#=99-25 7:17]
[GRAPHIC=None]

[CK/WXPRO-SCIENCE FAIR PARTICIPANT]
That's right Jean. It was a big day for science in Roanoke. An AMS certificate was awarded to Sabina Thaler, an eight grader at Wilson Middle school.
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[VO-NAT]

[RUNS :30]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

There were more than 123 exhibits ranging from environmental science to microbiology. Winners at this fair go on to the regionals later this month at Hollins College. Andrew Freiden and I were on hand representing Your Hometown Station and the American Meteorological Society. ((.....ad lib for :30))
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[CK/WXPRO]Climate Data Precipitation Data [Toss back to anchor]

[School-Closings]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tbr]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=School Information]


Several school systems have altered their schedules because of the weather.
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[Take Schoolwatch]
Students in Bland County will go TWO HOURS LATE.
Carroll County and Floyd County Schools are CLOSED tomorrow.
Schools are also CLOSED in Giles and Grayson Counties.
In West Virginia, Greenbriar County schools are closed, Mercer County schools are on a 2-hour delay, and schools in Monroe County are closed.
Back to Virginia - Smyth County schools will open TWO HOURS LATE.
and schools in Tazewell County and Wythe County are CLOSED Friday.
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[Barksdale]
[anchor=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[newscast=11]
[tape=99-1 54:40]
[graphic=none]


Not Guilty is the verdict for a Pittsylvania County jailer accused of having sex with a teenage inmate.
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[vo-nat]
A jury deliberated less than an hour before acquitting 26-year-old Andre Lamont Barksdale on 3 sex charges against him.
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=none]


A 17-year-old testified that she consented to sexual relations with Barksdale 3 times in 1997... But the jury did NOT believe her relationship with Barksdale went that far.

[Cable-Car]


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


An innocent verdict for Marine pilot Richard Ashby.
A military jury clears the pilot of charges in the wreck that sent 20 skiiers in a gondola to their deaths.
Reaction from Italy in a moment but first Lee Cowan with the verdict.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Camp Lejeune, NC; 00-quick]
[SUPER=01-Capt. Richard Ashby/U.S. Marine Corps; 05-QUICK]
[SUPER=01-Frank Spinner/Defense Attorney; 21-QUICK]
[Super=01-Lee Cowan/Reporting; 35 no standup]
[RUNS=:58]
[OUT Q=North Carolina.]

((CAPTAIN RICHARD ASHBY EMERGED FROM HIS COURT-MARTIAL HEARING A FREE MAN - BUT A REMORSEFUL ONE. CAPT. RICHARD ASHBY//USMC: My hear goes out to all the victims A JURY OF 8 MARINE OFFICERS HAD FOUND HIM INNOCENT OF ALL THE CHARGES AGAINST HIM - INCLUDING 20 COUNTS OF INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER -- CHARGES THAT COULD HAVE PUT HIM AWAY FOR MORE THAN 200 YEARS. FRANK SPINNER//DEFENSE ATTORNEY:
We believe they're --- true integrity."


THE PROSECUTION MAINTAINS ASHBY WAS SHOWING OFF-FLYING HIS EA-6B PROWLER TOO LOW AND TOO FAST IN THE ITALIAN ALPS WHEN HIS WING SEVERED THE CABLES SUPPORTING A GONDOLA, SENDING THE 20 SKIERS PLUNGING TO THEIR DEATHS ON THE SNOW BELOW. BUT THE DEFENSE ARGUED ASHBY WAS THE INNOCENT VICTIM OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND HIS CONTROL_ A MALFUNCTIONING ALTIMETER, AND SUFFERING FROM AN OPTICAL ILLUSION THAT CONFUSED HIM ABOUT HIS ALTITUDE. BUT MOST OF ALL, THEY ARGUED, THE SKI LIFT WAS NOT ON ANY FLIGHT MAP PROVIDED TO HIM BY HIS SUPERIORS.))

[Italy-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=Net-B]
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The verdict has sparked outrage in Italy.
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[VO-NAT]


It was the lead story on every Italian newscast tonight-
The official reaction to the verdict was this-
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[SOT 15:08:38]
[IN Q=Very sad]

((VERY SAD, VERY DISAPPOINTED CAUSE AS YOU KNOW WE ARE WAITING FOR JUSTICE FOR 20 PEOPLE, 20 INNOCENT PEOPLE))
[SUPER=01-Valvo Spini/Italian Defense Committee;]
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=20 INNOCENT PEOPLE.]
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[VO-NAT]


People on the streets of Italy seemed to feel the same way.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=20:11:54]

((FROM WHAT I CAN SEE FROM TH TV I THINK GUILTY)) [BUTT TO 20:12:01] ((IT IS NOT RIGHT FOR THE ITALIAN PEOPLE.))
[RUNS=04]
[OUT Q=Italian people.]
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[VO-NAT]


Italy's Prime Minister called the verdict baffling- saying all legal options will be explored to ensure justice and added that he will speak to President Clinton tomorrow.
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[Voter-Registrar]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-9 30:10]
[GRAPHIC=L'burg]


Four years after enduring a drawn-out legal battle over replacing its voter registrar, Lynchburg is getting ANOTHER new registrar in a few weeks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The city's electoral board voted unanimously tonight to appoint Anne Marie Middlesworth to a four-year term beginning April 1st.
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[SOT 16:16:58]
[IN Q=We went through]

((AL GRANT/ELECTORAL BOARD MEMBER: WE WENT THROUGH A REAL THOROUGH PROCESS AND WE HAD SOME GOOD CANDIDATES. SHE JUST MET THE TEST EVERY WAY AND SHE'S GOING TO HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.))
[SUPER=01-Al Grant/Electoral Board Member; :00]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=the ground running.]
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[VO-NAT]


Middlesworth replaces current registrar Carol Spencer Read, who replaced Linda Arnold in 1995.
Arnold sued the electoral board, claiming her ouster was based on political differences.
Read says she won't put Lynchburg through a similar experience.
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[SOT 16:22:51]
[IN Q=I don't know]

((CAROL SPENCER READ/OUTGOING REGISTRAR: I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO AS FAR AS.. YOU HEARD MR. GRANT SAY OVER AND OVER AGAIN THAT THE PROCESS WAS FAIR, THAT IT WAS EXTENSIVE AND SO BE IT.))
[super=01-Carol Spencer/Outgoing Registrar]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=so be it.]
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[VO-NAT]


A lawsuit from two of Linda Arnold's assistants who also lost their jobs in 1995 is still pending in federal court.

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[Dole]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


It appears Elizabeth Dole will dive into the Presidential Pool.
Aides say Dole will announce the formation of an exploratory committee next week.
Most polls have shown Dole and Texas Governor George W. Bush atop the field of possible republican contendors.


[Holdren's]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:12:57]
[GRAPHIC=None]


People holding warranties from the old Holdren's appliance stores wanted their money back.
And that's what they're getting ... kind of.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;]


Jeff Sobataka (Sa-botica) bought an extended service contract for 350-dollars.
He was supposed to be able to turn it in for a refund.
But Holdren's went out of business.
And to get his money, Sobataka had to file a complaint with the attorney general's office.
He got a reply this week.
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[SOT 11:40:27]
[IN Q=it's anticipated]

((JEFF SOBATAKA/HOLDREN'S CUSTOMER: IT'S ANTICIPATED THAT OUR REFUND IS ABOUT 87 DOLLARS, WHICH WE'RE GOING TO GET HALF OF.))
[SUPER=01-Jeff Sobataka/Holdren's Customer;]
[RUNS=09]
[OUT Q=HALF OF]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


A spokesman for Attorney General Mark Earley said Holdren's is bankrupt, and Earley's office worked diligently to get all of the money it could for consumers.
Consumers can file an appeal if they think they're entitled to a bigger refund.
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[Tease1]


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


When the newscast returns, a former Virginia lietenant governor passes away.
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[VO-NAT]


And, he's a minister making a difference for college students.
But not on Sunday mornings... He does his best work Friday nights.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="O-K....]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=....ON SPORTS."]

((O-K sports fans check this out. The Virginia Cavaliers opened the A-C-C basketball tournament against Duke Temple sends Virginia Tech back to Blacksburg after beating the Hokies in the A-10 tournament. Baseball Hall of Famer Willis Reed was in the Valley tonight and Colorado Rockie outfielder Larry Walker gets a new contract for big bucks.
All that and more coming up later on sports.))
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[Davis]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-11 10:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Former Lieutenant Governor Richard Davis has died.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Dick Davis held the post under Governor Chuck Robb-
It was 1979 when Davis was asked to reorganize the sate Democratic Party as its chairman in 1979-
Two years later it was a night for the democrats- Robb winning Governor, Dick Davis- Lieutenant Governor.
Davis sought the govenorship-but never achieved it.
He also ran unsuccessfully for the U-S senate when Harry Byrd Junior retired.
Dick Davis had been in declining health for several months. He was 77.
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[Blackmun]


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


He is best known as the author of the Roe Versus Wade decision that legalized abortion.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape]


Retired Supreme Court Jusice Harry Blackmun died today.
Blackmun served 24 years on the nations highest court-
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:11:22]
[IN Q=]

((YOU CAN SEE HIS MIND AND HEART AT WORK IN LANDMARK DECISIONS HE WROTE TO PROTECT WOMENS RIGHTS TO REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM.))
[RUNS=07]
[OUT Q=REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM.]
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[VO-NAT]


The lifelong republican was considered a staunch conservative in his early days on the court.
By the time he retired he was considered its most liberal justice.
Harry Blackmun died from complications after hip replacement surgery.
He was 90.
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[School-Nurses]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-10 24:04]
[GRAPHIC=Supreme Court]


A Supreme Court ruling concerning an Iowa student will have an impact on some local schools.
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[VO-NAT various shots from Wed 2:45 p.m. feed;]
[SUPER=03-Cedar Rapids, IA/File Tape;]

Yesterday the high court ruled that disabled students are entitled to one-on-one nursing care and that schools must foot the bill. Currently, Roanoke County provides full-time aides for about 75 disabled students. Not all of the aides have the medical training required by the new law.
The number of students who need special assistance will determine future school budgets.
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[SOT tc 7:35:53]
[IN Q=I think as;]
[SUPER=01-Carol Whitaker/Dir. of Special Education;]

((DR. CAROL WHITAKER/DIR. OF SPECIAL EDUCATION: I THINK AS WE WORK TOWARDS BUDGETS FOR NEXT YEAR AND THE PROCEDING YEARS WE WILL HAVE TO TAKE IN CONSIDERATION AND MAKE ALLOWANCES FOR COSTS WHERE WE THINK ASSISTANCE MIGHT BE NEEDED.))
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[OUT Q=might be needed.]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The costs for new positions will be substantial for schools because salaries for nurses are higher than aides.




[Tech-Minister]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-8 34:07]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Father Jack Wilcox's official title is Episcopal Chaplain to Virginia Tech.
But, he's taking his work far beyond the pulpit these days.
Stacey Martin explains.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nat sot]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :01]
[SUPER=01-Alex Tighe/Tech Student; :18]
[SUPER=07-Rev. Jack Wilcox; :44]
[SUPER=@Stacey2; 1:31 QUICK!]
[RUNS=1:46]
[OUT Q=SM, News 7, Blacksburg.]
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[SOT 23.26.08 - 23.26.15]
[IN Q=I'm Father Jack]

((I'M FATHER JACK. HOW ARE YOU DOIN? ALEX, HOW ARE YOU DOIN'? )) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=are you doin'.]


A friendly greeting and kegs full of hot water and coffee aren't the typical offerings at area homes at 11 o'clock on Friday nights.
But, then again this is Father Jack's place.
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[SOT 23.33.01 - 23.33.14]
[IN Q=We walked by the first]

((ALEX TIGHE: WE WALKED BY THE FIRST TIME AND I WAS LIKE WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT? AND, THEN WE JUST WALKED BY AGAIN AND JUST STOPPED BY AND IT'S UNEXPECTED. I DON'T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD EXPECT THIS KIND OF GENEROSITY.)) [RUNS13]
[OUT Q=this kind of generosity.]


But generosity doesn't compel him.
He says it's a matter of acting out his faith and meeting students on their terms-- as they file past his home in search of a party--sometimes returning after drinking to excess.
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[SOT 16.01.20 - 16.01.40]
[IN Q=I do grieve when]

((FATHER JACK WILCOX:I DO GRIEVE WHEN THEY DRINK TOO MUCH ESPECIALLY WHEN THE UNDERAGE STUDENTS DRINK. I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT'S GOING TO BE A REALITY ANYMORE. AND, IT IS A REALITY AND THEY'RE THERE AND THEY NEED SOME HELP. )) [RUNS20]
[OUT Q=need some help.]


He leaves lecturing to college professors and preaching to the pulpit-- bringing up religion when students ask questions.
But signs of his convictions are evident, alongside handouts for those in need of more serious help.
Donations have been coming in as word of his late-night ministry has spread.
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[SOT 23.11.58 - 23.12.08]
[IN Q=Donation to your]

((DONATION TO YOUR PROGRAM. YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT. WE'LL YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO THIS EITHER. GOD BLESS YOU. THANK YOU.)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=thank you.]


But, Father Jack suggests this challenge to others..
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[SOT 16.05.44 - 16.05.51]
[IN Q=I don't see]

((FATHER JACK WILCOX:I DON'T SEE THIS AS JUST SOMETHING THAT I DO. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE COMMUNITY OUT AND DOING SOME THINGS POSITIVE FOR THE STUDENTS, INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUT THE STUDENTS.)) [RUNS07]
[OUT Q=about the students.]


Stacey Martin, News 7, Blacksburg.))

[Tease2]


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


Still ahead, it's nightfall in Peru and Patrick Evans is there.
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[VO-NAT]


Meantime several students from our area are also exploring the Peruvian rainforests.
An update on the Jason-Project, coming up.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-3 6 6/8 5 8 1/2 8 21 28 29]


3-6-6

(three, six, six)


Pick 4:
8-5-8-1

(eight, five, eight, one)


Cash 5:
2-8-21-28-29

(two, eight, twenty-one, twenty-eight, twenty-nine)





[Indoor-Plumbing]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:27:34]
[GRAPHIC=None]


One way to fix your plumbing problems is to have the state build you a new house.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;]


Linnie Thomas is ready to move into HER new two bedroom home.
Last summer, she had no indoor plumbing -- washing her hair in the sink with a pond of sewage in the backyard.
So Franklin County officials spent 40-thousand-dollars in state money.
Now she has a shower, washer-dryer hookup, a toilet that flushes, and new pipes under the house.
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[SOT 10:20]
[IN Q=It's going to]

((IT'S GOING TO MAKE IT A WHOLE LOT EASIER. AT LEAST I HAVE GOOD FRESH WATER. WON'T HAVE TO GO TO THE MINI MARKET TO GET ME A JUG OF WATER.))
[SUPER=01-Linnie Thomas/Homeowner;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=jug of water]
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[VO-NAT]


To qualify for this kind of help, you must own your home, have a basic plumbing problem and earn less than the median income.
Most homeowners are expected to repay half the cost of repairs within ten years.
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[Wilson-Jason]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-13 20:02]
[GRAPHIC=Jason-Project]


Roanoke area students are on a 200-thousand dollar trip to peru- thanks to a local arts group.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


It's called the Jason Project -- an interactive satellite broadcast.
The project links students to the man who discovered Titanic- Robert Ballard is now exploring the rainforests of Peru.
Almost four thousand students watch him experiment with animals and plants in the rainforest, then copy those tests here.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 12:08:18]
[IN Q=We did]

((WE DID A SIMULATION OF THE CANOPY WALKWAY AND WE MADE THEM OUT OF POPSICLE STICKS, STRINGS, AND A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF GLUE. IT WAS REALLY FUN.))
[SUPER=01-Danielle Petrosky/Student;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=it was really fun]
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[VO-NAT]


Project leaders hope that next week students will actually be able to ask Robert Ballard questions and hear his answers.
The local project cost 200-thousand-dollars for this year alone.
Roanoke's Square Society raised the money to pay for it.
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[Jason-Project]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=99-12 7:18]
[GRAPHIC=Jason Project]


Our own Patrick Evans is still braving the heat in Peru.
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[vo-nat animation] He has a glimpse of what's coming up tomorrow with the Jason Project.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Good Evening]
[SUPER=@Patrick1; :03]
[SUPER=03-Napo Camp, Peru;]
[RUNS=:47]
[OUT Q=I'm Patrick Evans.]





[Forecasts]
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[SUPER=330-Clear And/Cold/24-26/Sunny And/Mild/54-58;]
[SUPER=331-Clear/Winds Diminish/24-28/Sunny And/Milder/55-60;]
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[SUPER=334-Clear And/Cold/20-22/Partly/Sunny/45-50;]

[SUPER=X5001;][S-Extra]



[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


The Hokies of Virginia Tech make an early exit from the Atlantic 10 basketball tournament Virginia opened the A-C-C tournament against Duke and N-B-A Hall of Famer Willis Reed was in the Valley.
But first out extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Blacksburg; :]


The Cleveland Browns have added another San Francisco 49-er to their Roster. Running back Terry Kirby signed with the club today making him the sixth ex-niner to go to the expansion team.
The 29 year old Kirby spent the last three season in Frisco where he caught 246 passes for nearly 25 hundred Yards.
And now here's tonights scores.
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[WIPE TO CHRYON]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5027;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Temple/64//Virginia Tech/51///j/Duke#1/104//Virginia/67///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Rand.-Macon/68//Chris. Newport/62///j/Connecticut#3/57//Seton Hall/56///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Cincinnati#3/76//South Florida/56///j/Utah#8/81//Birgham Young/62///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Miami#9/65//Georgetown/64///j/St. John's#10/77//Rutgers/62///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/UCLA#12/68//Arizona St./65///j/Arizona#13/88//USC/73///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Florida#21/97//LSU/74////Minnesota#23/64/j/Illinois/67///;]
[SUPER=X5009;]
[SUPER=0098-j/Florida St./87//Clemson/85//Overtime/j/Syracuse/70//Villanova/62///;]
[RUNS=:35]
[OUT Q=....LAST SCORE."]
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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-33]
[GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO]


The Virginia Cavaliers made an early exit from the A-C-C basketball tournament losing to the Blue Devils of Duke.


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/RAYCOM SPORTS; :]


Duke beat the Cavaliers twice by 47 points in the regular season.
And the Blue Devils would get the jump when Elton Brand hits the jumper in the paint to make it 16 to 5 Duke.
Watch the Blue Devils run the floor and get it to Nate James for the easy layup and the lead was 16 points.
Virginia's would call on freshman Chris Williams for this three pointer in the first half of the game.
[SUPER=33-Duke/104/Virginia/67/;]


But the Blue devils were just too strong leading by 38 at the half and beating the Cavaliers 104 to 67.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-26 1:27:26]
[GRAPHIC=A-10]


A second round loss to Temple has ended The Virginia tech Hokies Atlantic 10 men's basketball tournament run in Philadelphia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN; :00]


A cold wind was blowing the March madness signs just outside the Spectrum in Philly.
The Hokies got off to a fast start, watch Eddie Lucas come out of now where and snap the nylon from three point range to put Tech out in front by four points. Lucas finished with a team high 17.
Temple then beats the Tech zone, Kevin Lyde completes the play with the basket to close the Hokies lead to a bucket. Lyde tallied 15 points.
[SUPER=33-Temple/64/Virginia Tech/51;]The Owls Pepe Sanchez is gonna make a steal, one of 8 he had on the day. He co

asts in uncontested for the bucket, 17-9 Temple with under 10 minutes left in the first half.
Brendan Dunlop then steals the rock and gives to Andre Ray for the one handed jam to close the Owls advantage to 6 points.
Temple kept it's cushion in the second half and ends Tech's season with the 64-51 win.
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(NBA HALL OF FAMER WILLIS REED VISITS THE VALLEY. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.)







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In the N-B-A, The Charlotte Hornets hit the road tonight for a game with the New Jersey Nets.
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The Nets broke out their new away jerseys against the Hornets.
Charlotte's bobby Phills would open the game scoring on the drive and the Hornets took the early lead.
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Phills would carry the Hornets in the first half here hitting the three pointer and Charlotte goes on to win it 96 to 82.
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And N-B-A hall of famer Willis Reed was the guest of the Boy Scouts tonight at the Hotel Roanoke.
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One of the 50 best players in NBA history was in Roanoke last night to talk about basketball and Boy Scouts.
Mike Stevens has more on Willis Reed's visit to the Star City.
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(( The greatest New York Knicks player of all-time, six foot ten inch Willis Reed, dropped by the Hotel Roanoke to help with the Blue Ridge Mountains Council's annual fund raiser.
The former Boy scout who grew up in Louisiana was fishing for donations, but what he really loves to do is hunt big game. ((WILLIS REED/NBA HALL OF FAMER:))
Reed did most everything correctly during his playing days with the Knicks. In ten seasons he scored over 12 thousand points and grabbed more than 8000 rebounds, played in seven all-star games and won 2 world titles.
His career will always be defined by his game seven performance in 1970 against the Lakers when he came back from a thigh injury to lead the Knicks over the Lakers. ((WILLIS REED:))
Over 18 thousand boys in 21 counties in this part of the state benefit from scouting. The goal of the council this year is to raise $475 thousand dollars. ((MICHAEL WRIGHT/BOY SCOUTS FINANCIAL DIRECTOR:))
At the Hotel Roanoke, Mike Stevens News 7 sports.))

(THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.)





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Staunton River boys basketball coach Tom Karnes has stepped down as the head coach.
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Karnes, who recently completed his fifth season as the girls head coach, and the school decided this week that he would devote his complete focus to the girls program. He resigns as the boys coach after one season. The Golden Eagles were 1 and 19. Karnes entered the 1998-99 girls and boys basketball seasons having lost a combined 14 seniors from both teams from the previous year. No replacement has been named at this time.
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Colorado outfielder Larry Walker received a new contract today.
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The Rockies signed Walker to a six year, 75-million dollar contract today. The deal will pay Walker about 12 and a half million dollars a year in base salary making his pay the sixth highest annual salary in baseball.
The contract will keep Walker in Colorado for seven more years since he has one more year on his remaining contract.
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The Roanoke Express won its fifth straight tonight.
The Express beats Chesapeake on the road 4 to 3 in a shootout.
Scott Campbell got the winning goal for the express.


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This evening on News 7 at 5, Patrick Evans showed you the tattoo he got in Peru...
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but it doesn't compare to the ones in tonight's video of the day.
Contestants from around the country are putting their body art on display at the Tattoo Contest held during BIKE WEEK.
Tattooing is actually an ancient tradition that started by accident.
Indians realized that when they cut themselves and dirt got into the wound, it changed the color of the skin.
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