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A wallop of winter white. They're still digging out from the effects of a sudden storm in the New River Valley and parts south of there.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And partial refunds are going out to former Holdren's customers.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports-Head]
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In sports, Mike Stevens will joins us live from the Hotel Roanoke with N-B-A Hall of Famer. Virginia opens the A-C-C tournament tonight in Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]


And Tech makes an early exit from the Atlantic 10 basketball tournament this afternoon in Philadelphia.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


March is sending mixed messages already. A winter storm Wednesday is followed by much warmer weather on Friday. That story and a visit to the city wide Science Fair in a moment. [open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Roy1;]
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[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[VO-NAT]


The aftermath of a sudden snowstorm. Repair crews attempt to restore power. We already have plenty of new school announcements.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]


Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.[NRV-Storm]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#99-6 33:40]
[GRAPHIC=Storm Aftermath]


It seems no one in Southwest Virginia was adequately prepared for this latest combination of heavy snow and high winds.
Now, road and power company crews are doing what they can to fix the damage left behind.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Teresa/Microwave]


Teresa Hamilton has been out in parts of the New River Valley today. She's outside our Blacksburg newsroom with an update.
[Live= Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Teresa1;]
[SUPER=05-Blacksburg;]


Keith, there's still plenty of work to be done.
This latest storm left thousands without electricity and while the main roads are clear, many secondary roads are still snow covered.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We had ]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Curtis Bailey/VA State Police; :00]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.; :10]
[SUPER=03-Carroll Co.; :16]
[SUPER=01-Robert Mealy/Tractor Trailer Driver; :40]
[SUPER=03-Riner; :48 ]
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[OUT Q=floyd counties.]

((
[inq=We had (10:36:28) ]

((LT. CURTIS BAILEY/VA STATE POLICE: WE HAD A LOT OF FENDER BENDERS, SMALL WRECKS, TRACTOR AND TRAILERS IN THE DITCH AND IN THE MEDIAN, BLOCKING THE HIGWAYS BUT NO REAL SEROUS INJURIES, NO FATALITIES.))
[OUT Q = clear them.]
[runs=10]


That was the scene last night across portions of the New River Valley.
Today many secondary roads still need work but the main roads are in decent shape.
Nevertheless, state police are still keeping an eye on Interstate 77 in Carroll county.
Last night, blowing snow made traveling through Fancy Gap treacherous .
State police were concerned today's intense wind would make driving equally dangerous.
Robert Mealy wasn't too worried because the interstates were clear.
[in q= It slows 12:43:04]

((ROBERT MEALY/TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVER: IT SLOWS YOU DOWN, YOU'LL BURN MORE FUEL, BUT IT WON'T CAUSE TOO MANY PROBLEM, BECAUSE THE ROAD IS DRY BUT WHEN THE ROAD IS BAD, IT CAN CAUSE A PROBLEM THEN.))
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[outq=problem then.]


Roads weren't the only casualty during this recent storm.
Thousands were left without electricity.
Right now, close to a thousand customers in Carroll and Pulaski counties are without service.
While more than three thousand are without power in Montgomery and Floyd Counties. ))
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[Double Boxes=Keith & Teresa/Microwave][School-Closings]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tbr]
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Things have NOT returned to normal for several school systems.
They're having to change their schedules for tonight and tomorrow.
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[Take Schoolwatch]
There are no night classes tonight at the Jackson River Technical Center.
Students in Bland County will go TWO HOURS LATE.
Carroll County and Floyd County Schools are CLOSED tomorrow.
Schools are also CLOSED in Giles County and Monroe County, West Virginia.
Smyth County schools will open TWO HOURS LATE.
and schools in Tazewell County and Wythe County are CLOSED Friday.
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[First-Wx]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The big question now is whether the winds may let up for a while. The man with the answer: meteorologist Robin Read.
[MCU]ROBIN IN WXCENTER
[WXPRO/FULL]LATEST WIND SPEEDS FORECAST LOWS
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-4 56:48]
[GRAPHIC=Va Tornadoes]


And wouldn't you know it .. Wednesday's powerful storms brought a tornado to the eastern side of the state, on the very day we were telling you all about Virginia tornadoes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dinwiddie Co.]


The National Weather Service has confirmed that a twister slammed into this construction site near Petersburg yesterday, injuring 16 workers.
It was a very 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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[Holdren's]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=98-82 1:11:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The check will soon be in the mail for consumers who filed claims against Holdren's.
Thousands were left holding worthless service contracts when the appliance-store chain went out of business.
They were hoping for big refunds, but as Scott Goldberg reports, what they're getting is a little consolation.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Vinton;00]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Sobataka;11]
[SUPER=04-March 1998;17]
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((
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[SOT 11:35:07]
[IN Q=natsound??]

((NATSOUND: This is the computer. -- OR WHATEVER WORKS BEST HERE.))
[RUNS=BEST HERE]
[OUT Q=]


When Jeff Sobataka bought his computer from Holdren's, the store offered him a service deal he couldn't refuse:
A 350-dollar warranty, guaranteeing to fix anything that went wrong.
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[SOT 11:39:40]
[IN Q=plus the]

((JEFF SOBATAKA: PLUS THE FACT IF WE DIDN'T USE THE WARRANTY WE COULD GET MONEY BACK. SO THAT WAS AN EVEN BETTER DEAL.))
[RUNS=]
[OUT Q=better deal]


More than 25-hundred customers did the same thing, expecting Holdren's to refund the warranty's cost if there weren't any claims after five years.
But FOUR years after Sobataka bought his warranty, Holdren's went out of business.
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[SOT 11:39:51]
[IN Q=when]

((SOBATAKA: WHEN HOLDREN'S WENT OUT OF BUSINESS, I JUST FIGURED SOMEONE WOULD STAND BEHIND IT.)) [RUNS03]
[OUT Q=BEHIND IT]

[from 98-2, "Holdren's"]
The company that bought Holdren's assets said IT had no obligation to stand behind the warranties.
And it looked like customers were out of luck.
Until last year when Attorney General Mark Earley announced a judgment against Holdren's, promising to win back at least some of the money people like Sobataka lost.
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[SOT 11:40:27]
[IN Q=and it's]

((SOBATAKA: AND IT'S ANTICIPATED THAT OUR REFUND IS ABOUT 87-DOLLARS WHICH WE'RE GOING TO GET HALF OF.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=HALF OF]


Sobataka wants all of the 350-dollars he paid for the warranty.
But Holdren's is bankrupt. [pre pro]
And according to the letter Sobataka got from the attorney general's office, customers claimed more than twice the 125 thousand dollars Holdren's turned over for consumer refunds.
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[SOT standup]
[IN Q=if it wasn't]

((SCOTT GOLDBERG: IF IT WEREN'T FOR WHAT A SPOKESMAN CALLED THE DILIGENT WORK OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, CUSTOMERS WOULDN'T GET BACK ANY MONEY AT ALL. AND IF CUSTOMERS THINK THEY'RE ENTITLED TO MORE MONEY FROM HOLDREN'S, THEY CAN SUE THE BANKRUPT COMPANY. JEFF SOBATAKA SAID HE'LL CONSIDER DOING JUST THAT. SCOTT GOLDBERG, NEWS-7.)) [RUNS15]
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[Tease#1]

[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]

The Jason Project, from a city school and live from Peru, still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And three years after this dramatic high-speed wreck in Roanoke, we'll hear from the "other guy," a Lynchburg man whose car was totaled in the crash.
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[COMM#1]


[Crash-victim]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:05:50]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Think back three years ago. Remember this?
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[NAT SOT FULL]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 5, 1996; :02]
[SUPER=01-Jim Stevens/Accident Victim; :47]
[RUNS=1:00]
[OUT Q=shadow of death."]

((
A murder suspect running from the law struck a car broadside on Orange Avenue.
While our cameraman managed to be in the right place at the right time, Jim Stevens was certainly in the WRONG place.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=But I thought if]

((BUT I THOUGHT IF ANYBODY WAS IN THE PASSENGER SEAT, THEY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN KILLED. ))
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[RUNS=03]
[OUT Q=been killed.]

[* * * Keith on ENG * * *]
It LOOKED like Stevens' '93 Taurus was empty, because the force of the collision stripped the front seat off its hinges; Stevens was thrown back, covered with broken glass. His car was "totaled."
He walked away from the wreck.
A Bible Studies teacher at Liberty University and part-time preacher, Dr. Stevens says he's accustomed to feeling God's presence.
That night three years ago, he was on his way from Lynchburg to Roanoke to pick up his sister at the Airport. They didn't expect their mother to live another day.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I was really]

((JIM STEVENS/ACCIDENT VICTIM: I WAS REALLY FOCUSING ON LIFE AND DEATH FROM A STAND-POINT OF MY MOTHER DYING, AND THEN I CAME WITHIN INCHES OF DEATH. SO PSALM 23 "WALKING THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH."))

[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=shadow of death.]))
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[VO-NAT]


Blinded by the flashing lights, Stevens says he didn't see Shawn Love's car coming.
Stevens says he wondered why it was taking police so long to get to him; they were intent on subduing Love.
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[TALENT=Keith]


Stevens survived that night; his mother did, too. She died last Summer, leaving him ready to talk.

[Indoor-Plumbing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-81 1:25:20]
[GRAPHIC=]


Imagine living with no indoor plumbing -- faucets that don't work, toilets that won't flush.
But Franklin County is doing such a good job transforming these old homes the state is sending more money its way.
Tina Tenret shows us how it's changed one woman's life.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Linnie Thomas is]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=04-Last July; :23]
[SUPER=01-Linnie Thomas/Homeowner; :41]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County]


Linnie Thomas is walking into her brand new home.
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[SOT 2:52]
[IN Q=I come over]

((LINNIE THOMAS/HOMEOWNER: I COME OVER HERE EVERY DAY TO GET THE MAIL OUT OF THE BOX.))
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[OUT Q=OUT OF THE BOX]


This house was custom built just for her.
She can not move in yet, but wait til you see the difference.
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[SOT 3:30]
[IN Q=Y'all come]

((Y'ALL COME ON IN))
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[OUT Q=COME ON IN]


Last summer we visited Thomas in this old home, where she washed her hair in a bowl and filled a pail with water to make the toilet flush.
But her new bathroom has a shower, a hot water heater, hookups for a washer and dryer, and --
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[SOT]

((toilet flushes))
[RUNS=:03]


no problem here.
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[SOT 9:26]
[IN Q=Everything's wonderful]

((EVERYTHING'S WONDERFUL. EVERYBODY'S DONE A GREAT JOB AND IT'S BETTER THAN I EVER HAD IN MY WHOLE LIFE.))
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[OUT Q=IN MY WHOLE LIFE]


That means no more muddy water from the faucet.
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[SOT 18:01]
[IN Q=I like this water]

((I LIKE THIS WATER OUT OF THE SPIGOT. I LOVE IT.))
[RUNS=:03]
[OUT Q=I love it]


Rebuilding this home cost about 40-thousand-dollars in state money.
Homeowners are expected to repay half that over ten years -- but Linnie Thomas is off the hook because she's disabled and on social security.
She says this will bring her family closer -- not only can she care for her sick husband, but now the grandchildren will visit.
They'll find a wide play area out back -- where there once trickled a stream of sewage.
Under the house -- those old leaking pipes that froze and burst are now replaced by a gleaming sturdy system.
It's enough to make Linnie Thomas proud.
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[SOT 34:05]
[IN Q=You can apply]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: YOU CAN APPLY FOR THIS KIND OF HELP. AFTER ALL THE PROJECT IS ONGOING. BUT YOU MUST OWN YOUR HOME, HAVE A BASIC PLUMBING PROBLEM AND EARN LESS THAN THE MEDIAN INCOME. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY.))
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[Wilson-Jason]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-13 18:25]
[GRAPHIC=Jason Project]


One way to make science exciting is to let schoolkids explore rainforests in Peru with the man who discovered the Titanic.
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[VO-NAT]


His latest effort is called "The Jason Project" -- it's how Robert Ballard brings the rain forest right into school. [**WIPE**WIPE**]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Almost four thousand students in our area are meeting Robert Ballard on the big screen through live satellite broadcasts from Peru.
They watch scientists study animals and plants in Peru -- then they try to copy the experiments here in Roanoke.

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[SOT 11:19:34]
[IN Q=BANG]

((BANG! NOW THAT'S JUST LIKE AN INSECT GOING THROUGH A LEAF.))
[RUNS=:07]
[OUT Q=THROUGH A LEAF]
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[SOT 12:08:27]
[IN Q=We had to make]

((WE HAD TO MAKE OUR OWN PULLEY PUT A CAN ON IT AND SEE HOW LONG IT COULD HOLD.))
[SUPER=01-Danielle Petrosky/Student;]
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=how long it could hold]
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[VO-NAT]


Project leaders say next week, students may actually be able to ask Robert Ballard questions.
The local Jason Project costs more than 200-thousand-dollars for this year alone, money raised by Roanoke's Square Society.
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[Jason-Project]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE# 99-2]
[GRAPHIC=Jason Project]


This is Roanoke's first year to take part in the Jason Project, but the program is now ten years old. And every year, it comes from a different part of the globe. [Take GFX Map full]
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The rain forest camp is in the Amazon River basin of eastern Peru .. in South America. Patrick Evans is there,
[Live=Patrick full/Satellite]


and Patrick, there had to be challenges setting up this year's project site.
[SUPER=@Patrick1;]
[SUPER=05-Napo Camp, Peru;]


[Live Interview]

[SUPER=01-Tim Armour /Jason Foundation;]



[Double Boxes=Keith & Patrick/Satellite][Stocks]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


Things are looking up on Wall Street. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
[RUNS=:25]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/191.52/9467.40/x/27.69/2292.89;]


The Dow gained 192 points today to close at 94-67.
Nasdaq up 28 points.
[SUPER=431-h%/42g/h1!/84$/i1/66e/u/54c/i@/18;]

[ AE/ATT/Bank of America/Bell/Columbia]
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[Dana/Dimon/Dominion Resources/First Union/First VA]
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[General Electric/Kroger/Norfolk Southern/Optical Cable/Philip Morris]
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[Roanoke Electric Steel/SunTrust/Trigon/Wachovia/Walmart]

[Barksdale]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Pittsylvania County is deliberating the fate of a jailer accused of having sex with a juvenile inmate.
26-year-old Andre Lamont Barksdale could face 15 years in jail if he's found guilty.

The alleged sexual encounters happened in September 1997.[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Virginia Tech's season ended today in the atlantia 10 and Virginia will open play in the A-C-C basketball tournament tonight on your hometown station at 9.
(xxxxxxxxxxxxx)

[MIKE LIVE]
[SUPER=@Mike1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke]


And I'm Mike Stevens at the Hotel Roanoke where tonight N-B-A Hall of Famer Willis Reed is giving his time to the Boy Scouts.
We'll talk to the Knick captain right after this.

[S-Live]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


The man most consider the greatest New York Knicks player of all-time is in the Star City tonight. [DOUBLE BOX TOSS TO MIKE]
[SUPER=@mike1; ]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke; ]



Mike Stevens is standing by at the Hotel Roanoke with Hall of Famer Willis Reed. [MIKE FULL SCREEN]
Roy, I can remember lying on the floor at home back in 1970 keeping score of the NBA finals in this little scorekeepers book I used to have.
You used to mark a field goal by making an "x", and I remember that Willis Reed was fast becoming the "X-Man" that year.
[roll tape from eng# SP-35]
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[SUPER=03-New York, NY/1970; :00]
[RUNS=:39]
[OUT Q=...TO 99 WIN."]
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(( During the finals in 1970 Reed and Knicks were battling the Lakers in what many consider one of the best seven game series of all-time. Reed was averaging 32 points a contest through the first four games of the series.
But in game five he went down in the lane with a severe thigh injury.
The Knicks would win the game, but Reed was in street clothes for game six and the Lakers rolled to victory to force a game seven.
No one including Reed's teammates knew if he would play in the seventh game, but minutes before tipoff he strolled onto the Madison Square garden floor and led the Knicks to a series clinching 113-to-99 win.))
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[two shot of mike & willis]
[SUPER=@mike;1]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]
[SUPER=01-Willis Reed/NBA Hall of Famer; ]


And joining me now is the 6 foot 10 inch captain of the Knicks, Willis Reed himself. [mike will adlib interview with Willis Reed] [Roll B-roll on second question and answer session]
[One board=:25 Max]

[Mike will wrap and toss back to Roy]



[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-26 1:27:26]
[GRAPHIC=A-10]


The Virginia tech Hokies Atlantic 10 men's basketball tournament run ended today with a second round loss to the temple Owls 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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[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-32 (47:22)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


The Atlantic Coast Conference tips off tonight in Charlotte.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :]


The Virginia Cavaliers have to face a Duke team that beat them by 47 points twice during the regular season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We just have...]
[SUPER=01-Elton Brand/Duke Center; :]
[SUPER=01-Willie Dersch/Virginia Forward; :12]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=.....win this."]
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[PINNACLE BOARD 7506]
And you can see that match up tonight beginning at 9 right here on your Hometown Station.

[Sci-Fair]
[WRITER=rre]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]
It was science fair day as the best from Roanoke City had their projects on display. (------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

[Runs :30] More than 123 exhibits in all ranging from environmental science to microbiology. Andrew Freiden and I were on hand representing the AMS. "Death by Acid Rain" by Sabina Thaler an 8th grader at Wilson Middle School received an AMS certificate.
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[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#V-7]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A priest in Blacksburg is taking his ministry to the streets- -to reach out to students.
[Double Boxes=Keith/Newsroom-Jean]


Jean Jadhon joins us with details.
[Live= Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1;]


Keith Reverend Jack Wilcox opens his doors at 11 o'clock at night--
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[vo-nat] greeting students and offering them free coffee and donuts as they make the rounds from one party to another.
He says he wants students to know there's a safe place they can go if they're in need of some late night help.
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Keith tonight at 11, we'll hear from Reverend Wilcox and some of the students who stop by. [Double Boxes=Keith/Jean-Newsroom]