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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]


Did you wait til tonight to file your taxes?? You are not alone - This is the Roanoke post office tonight.
Fires are raging in Florida- destroying homes- and high winds are not helping.
While one feline gets itself in quite a bind- We'll have details.
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=none]


News 7 is next.


[Open]
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[SUPER=@Jean1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
[SUPER=@Roy1;]



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[GRAPHIC=N7 at 11]



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[SOT]

[17.37.35 - 17.37.40]
[IN Q=I just like]

((GARY PARKS/TAXPAYER: I just like paying on the 15th. I just like doing it. WHY? It's more exciting.))
[RUNS=:05]
[OUT Q=more exciting.]
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[VO-NAT]


59 minutes and counting.
That's how long you've got to get to a post office and mail those federal taxes if you haven't already.
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[Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-12 1:44:58]
[GRAPHIC=Tax Day]


The midnight deadline is drawing near--and hundreds of last-minute tax filers continue to head to the post offices to file their returns.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Stacey Microwave]


Stacey Martin is at one of the post offices in downtown Roanoke and joins us now with more.
[Live=Stacey Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Stacey1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Jean--I'm here at Roanoke's main post office where last-minute filers have been coming steadily throughout the day.


Most people I spoke to said they just let the time slip away from them and put off filing their taxes until the last minute.
(Rollcue:until the last minute.)
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Even a drive-by]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=07-Rachel Davin; :14]
[SUPER=01-Mike Spears/IRS; :35]
[SUPER=07-Gary Sparks; :50]
[RUNS=1:03]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]

((Even a drive-by tax drop option didn't do much to cut down the lines outside or inside downtown Roanoke's main post office-- where several last-minute filers waited in line to beat the midnight deadline.
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[SOT 17.39.24 - 17.39.30]
[IN Q=I hate paper work]

((RACHEL DAVIN: I HATE PAPER WORK SO BADLY THAT I WAITED 'TIL THE LAST MINUTE ANYWAY. BUT, OH WELL. LIFE'S TOUGH.)) [RUNS 06]
[OUT Q=life's tough.]


Inside help was just down the hall at a few desks manned by IRS officials who were answering last-minute questions and helping taxpayers avoid common mistakes --and take advantage of the new education credit.
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[SOT 17.47.43 - 17.47.51]
[IN Q=That new child]

((MIKE SPEARS/IRS INFORMATION SPECIALIST:THAT NEW CHILD CREDIT--THE NEW 400 DOLLAR CHILD CREDIT. A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE NOT BEEN AWARE THEY COULD TAKE IT AND WE'VE SEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE JUST MISS THAT.)) [RUNS 08]
[OUTQ=just miss that.]


After the headache of filing, many people celebrated their relief by trying their luck at a prize wheel and sampling the free food.
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[SOT 17.38.07 - 17.38.22]
[IN Q=I think it's neat]

((GARY SPARKS:I THINK IT'S NEAT. IT RELIEVES YOU OF THE PRESSURE OF HAVING TO PAY IF YOU HAVE TO PAY BUT IT RELIEVES ME OF THE PRESSURE A LITTLE BIT.)) [RUNS 15]
[OUT Q=a little bit.]))
[Live= Stacey Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


This post office will be open until midnight and IRS officials will also be on hand until then.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Stacey Microwave]


And, they tell me if you miss the deadline it's still important to file your taxes as soon as possible as penalities will increase the longer you wait.
Jean??..


[Fulcher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-13 35:07]
[GRAPHIC=Fulcher]


Months before his trial -- a career con-man says he can explain why federal agents think he masterminded a Bland prison drug scheme.
Both he and his mother say they were really working undercover.
Tina Tenret has the full story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Federal agents]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=07-Mike Fulcher; :25]
[SUPER=01-Major Ken Smith/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Dept.; 55]
[SUPER=@Tina2; 1:10--QUICK]
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[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7]

(( Federal agents say Mike Fulcher led a major marijuana ring inside Bland Prison that allegedly involved four guards too.
They say Fulcher mailed more than ten thousand dollars in drug revenue to his mother in Roanoke -- who then laundered the money through P.O. boxes and fake accounts.
But Fulcher says he only collected this evidence to give to federal agents.
He used to be a D-E-A informant.
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[SOT 11:04:04]
[IN Q=They found]

((THEY FOUND PICTURES OF ME WITH DRUGS, TOOLS OF THE TRADE YOU WOULD USE TO CONVINCE PEOPLE YOU ARE A DRUG DEALER, PICTURES THE GOVERNMENT TOOK OF ME WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY, LARGE AMOUNTS OF DRUGS. I THINK ONCE THESE INEXPERIENCED CORRECCTIONAL OFFICERS GOT A HOLD OF IT THEY WERE DETERMINED I WAS A DRUG DEALER.))
[RUNS= :20]
[OUT Q=DRUG DEALER]


But federal agents say Fulcher was not working for them this time.
And local sheriff's deputies say even though he has helped them many times before, they always checked his work.


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[SOT 12:31:14]
[IN Q=Surveillance equipment]

((SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT ... WAY WE ASKED THEM TO))
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[OUT Q=ASKED THEM TO]


Mike Fulcher goes to trial in July.
Tina Tenret News7.))








[Nursing-Home]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation]


An argument at a nursing home reportedly resulted in one woman's death and charges against another woman
Police have charged 76-year old Lillie Redd of Charlotte Courthouse with killing a 90-year old resident of the Berry Hill Nursing home.
Police say Redd pushed Mary Perkins to the floor last week, where she struck her head.
Perkins died later at the hospital.
Police aren't saying what the two women were arguing about.


[Va-Reserves]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-3 1:51:47]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


More and more aircraft are being deployed over the Balkans.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henrico Co.; ]


So more and more preparation is happening near Richmond, where Virginia's Air National Guard is headquartered.
Practice bombing runs and dog fights over the North Carolina coast are NOT just an academic exercise for these reservists.
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[SOT 11:58:36 ]
[IN Q=Uh, I don't]

((COL. BOB SEIFERT/VIRGINIA AIR NAT. GUARD: UH, I DON'T KNOW. I HEAR THE THINGS YOU HEAR, AND WE ARE READY. AND CERTAINLY, IF WE'RE CALLED UPON, WE'RE READY TO GO, AND I THINK WE COULD BE A BIG HELP.))
[SUPER=01-Col. Bob Seifert/Virginia Air Nat. Guard: ]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=a big help.]
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[VO-NAT]


The 192nd Fighter Wing has, after all, flown reconnaisance missions over Bosnia, and patrolled Iraq's "no fly zone."

Its F-16 pilots are well aware of the headlines about Kosovo.
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[SOT 12:01:15 ]
[IN Q=You try]

((CAPT. SCOTT CROXTON/VIRGINIA AIR NAT. GUARD: YOU TRY TO LEAVE YOUR PERSONAL FEELINGS ASIDE. YOU LOOK AT THE GREATER PICTURE, THE GREATER MISSION, AND IF WE CAN HELP ACCOMPLISH THAT, WE'RE CERTAINLY PREPARED TO DO THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Capt. Scott Croxton/Virginia Air Nat. Guard]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=do that.]
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[VO-NAT]


Right now, they fly twice a week to stay at the ready for war.
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[Kosovo-Supplies]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-9 58:18]
[GRAPHIC=Hold]


Many of those fleeing their homes in Kosovo are leaving everything behind.. and the need for food, clothing and medical supplies is great.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest]


"World Help" is a Forest-based organization that has been shipping emergency supplies to parts of Europe for seven years.
They're working on a shipment that will be sent to a small town in Bosnia, which is now home to more than 20- thousand Kosovar refugees.
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[SOT 22:42:04]
[IN Q=Time is of]

((VERNON BREWER/WORLD HELP: TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE, BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY DYING EVERY DAY AND WE NEED TO GET THESE MATERIALS TO THEM AND SUPPLIES AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, SO THE CHALLENGE IS GETTING IT DONE QUICKLY.))
[SUPER=01-Vernon Brewer/World Help; :00]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=it done quickly.]
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[VO-NAT]


World Help has ten locations in Lynchburg and Roanoke where you can drop off donations.
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[PHONE NUMBER FULL SCREEN]
To find one near you, you can call them during the day at 1- 800 541-6691.
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[NATO]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


Another heavy night of bombing in Yugoslavia by NATO.
The Alliance has made itself clear- despite a mistaken attack on refugees- it will not back down from its air strikes until Yugoslav-
Lisa Hughes has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The sound of]
[SUPER=03-Belgrade, Yugoslavia;]
[SUPER=01-Jamie Shea/NATO Spokesman;]
[Super=01-William Cohen/Defense Secretary;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:30]
[OUT Q=risk of casualties involved.]

((THE SOUND OF NATO BOMBS ROCKED BELGRADE ON PERHAPS THE HEAVIEST NIGHT OF ATTACKS YET. JETS TARGETED BRIDGES, MILITARY INSTALLATIONS AND TELEVISION TRANSMITTERS. THE RAID IS THE LATEST SIGN THE ALLIED OFFENSIVE AGAINST SLOBODAN MILOSOVIC IS NOT EASING UP. DESPITE NATO'S TERRIBLE MISTAKE IN KOSOVO. IT NOW APPEARS DOZENS OF ETHNIC ALBANIANS WERE KILLED WHEN BOMBS WERE DROPPED ON A REFUGEE CONVOY.
Jamie Shea, NATO Spokesperson: NATO deeply regrets the loss of life. THE BOMBING PROMPTED NEW QUESTIONING ABOUT NATO'S "AIR-WAR" STRATEGY. PRESIDENT CLINTON AND OTHER LEADERS BLAME MILOSEVIC FOR THE TRAGEDY...POINTING TO HIS CAMPIAGN OF ETHNIC CLEANSING AS THE SOURCE OF THE CONFLICT.
Clinton: I believe when the scales are weighed. It will be obvious that this is the result of Mr. Milosovic's policies.
THE WAR WAS ALSO ISSUE NUMBER ONE ON CAPITOL HILL. DEFENSE SECRETARY WILLIAM COHEN SPOKE TO SENATE LEADERS...AND GAVE THEM THE NEWS MANY DID NOT WANT TO HEAR. THE CAMPAIGN COULD LAST WELL INTO THE SUMMER.
William Cohen, Defense Secretary: "THIS IS NOT GONNA BE QUICK OR EASY OR NEAT. THIS IS VERY TRICKY. THERE'S GONNA BE A HIGH RISK OF CASUALTIES INVOLVED.))

[FL-Fires]


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


High winds are driving fires in Florida-
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[VO-NAT 20:10:10]
[SUPER=03-Port St. Lucie, FL]


At least fifteen homes were destroyed as the blazes tore through the Port Lucie area-
Residents were evacuated and school buses even stopped delivering students.
Fire official say the blaze is spreading in three directions.... and is threatening another 200 homes between Miami and Cape Canaveral.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [04/15/1999] [CK/WXPRO]Weather Maps Robin ad libs to tornado damage. [ENG/FULL]
[TAPE#=]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Vienna, GA]

[RUNS :30]
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[CK/WXPRO]Climate Data Precipitation Data

[Toss back to anchor][Tease1]


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


Straight ahead on News 7, a deadly shooting in a Mormon church library.
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[VO-NAT]


And coal takes over one tiny town, literally.
A look in tonight's Video of the day, later in the newscast.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
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[SOT]
[IN Q="First audio...]
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[OUT Q=...in sports."]
(O-K sports fans here's what's happening tonight....Yankee outfielder Darrell Strawberry faces drug charges in Tampa, F

lorida, Liberty University women's basketball coach is headed to Southern Mississippi, William Avery is leaving Duke for the N-B-A draft and Bobby Hamilton, The defending Goody's Body Pain 500 champion went to school in Martinsville.
All that and more coming up in sports.)
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[Giles-Teacher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=None]
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A grand jury this week indicted a Giles County teacher for allegedly having sex with a former student.
Ricky Gene Lee has been suspended from his job at Giles High school pending the outcome of the case.
Lee teaches health, physical education and drivers ed.
According to the indictment, the alleged incident happened nearly NINE years ago.




[Mormon-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-B]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Salt Lake City police say a 70 year old man with a history of schizophrenia- opened fire at a Mormon church library.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salt Lake City, UT]


The man reportedly killed two people before being killed by police.
The city's mayor says a library security guard and a patron died- after the gunman began randomly shooting.
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[SOT14:51:41]
[IN Q=I heard]

((TOM WILSON/WITNESS: I HEARD THIS SHOT AND I RECOGNIZED IT A SHOT NOT JUST A BALLOON GOING OFF, SO I STARTED TO YELL GET DOWN ON THE FLOOR. PEOPLE PROBABLY THOUGHT I WAS CRAZY. PEOPLE STARTED TO GET ON THE FLOOR LUCKILY.))
[SUPER=01-Tom Wilson/Witness;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=THE FLOOR LUCKILY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Swat teams raced in shortly after the shooting began.
Gunfire was exchanged- the gunman was shot and killed by police.
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[American]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-E]
[GRAPHIC=American Airlines]


A federal judge has fined American Airlines pilots union more than 45 million dollars for that illegal sickout in February.
The sickout caused 67-hundred flights to be cancelled earlier this year.
The figure represents nearly the entire net worth of the Allied Pilots Assocation.
It's president expressed disappointment and says the case is far from over.

[Man-to-Man]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-4 1:47:10]
[GRAPHIC=None]


An expert in the field of prostate cancer stopped by Roanoke today..
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Dr. Charles Myers was in town to address members of the "Man to Man" support group at Roanoke Memorial Hospital's Cancer Center.
Patients and cancer survivors who are in the group get together once a month to talk about treatment and share their experiences.
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[SOT 16.50.56 - 16.51.07]
[IN Q=We have the advantage]

((BUD SUESS/MAN TO MAN MEMBER: WE HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF TALKING TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH SURGERY AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH RADIATION AND THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE GONE THROUGH EITHER ONE AND HAVE HAD A REOCCURENCE AND WHAT TO DO THEN.))
[SUPER=01-Bud Suess/Man to Man Member;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=what to do then.]
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[VO-NAT]


American men tend to develop the disease at the same rate as men in other parts of the world including countries like Japan.
But, more American men die from prostate cancer.
Dr. Myers said that's due mainly to the difference in diet.
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[SOT 16.40.16 - 16.40.27]
[IN Q=We eat lots]

((DR. CHARLES MYERS: WE EAT LOTS OF MEAT, EGG YOLKS AND DAIRY PRODUCTS THEY DON'T HAVE ANY OF THESE THINGS AND YOU CAN SHOW THAT THESE ITEMS IN THE DIET FOSTER THE SPREAD OF PROSTATE CANCER.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Charles Myers/Prostate Cancer Specialist;]
[RUNS=11]
[OUT Q=of prostate cancer.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dr. Myers also said green tea and soy products appear to be effective cancer fighters.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=none]


Man to Man has been around for about four years.
The group meets the third Thursday in every month.

[Tease2]


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


Coming up later on News 7 at 11 --
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[VO-NAT]

one of this tom cat's nine lives is probably used up after he tempts fate on an electric pole, in the rain.
The story still ahead.
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[lotto]
[SUPER=135-7 0 7/9 5 1 2/3 4 6 11 14]



NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
7-0-7

(seven, zero, seven)


Pick 4:
9-5-1-2

(nine, five, one, two)


Cash 5:
3-4-6-11-14

(three, four, six, eleven, fourteen)




[Modular-Home]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=5]
[WRITER=vvo]
[TAPE#=99-1 2:02:41]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It doesn't have to be a long, dirty process --
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


Nationwide homes demonstrated just how quickly a house can be expanded today in Franklin County.
The 16 by 34 foot module bedroom and bathroom addition was transported from Martinsville and added onto a 5 thousand square foot home within minutes.
Module homes differ from on-site construction because they are built in a controlled environment.
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[SOT tc 28:29:29]
[IN Q=We are able;]
[SUPER=01-Ron Evans/Pres. Nationwide Homes]

((RON EVANS/PRES. NATIONWIDE HOMES: WE ARE ABLE TO BUY THE MATERIALS IN BULK AND CONSTRUCT IT IN A FACTORY WITHOUT RAIN DELAYS, SO THAT OUR LABOR BECOMES VERY EFFICIENT, AND THEN ONCE WE GET IT ON-SITE IT'LL TAKE ABOUT A WEEK AND A HALF TO TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE.))
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=weeks to complete.]
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[VO-NAT]


All of the module home additions meet the same National and State Building Codes as on-site construction.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=CONUS 17:0050 1700 WED]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The term "Spring Cleaning" has a whole new meaning to one small Missouri town in tonight's video of the day.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=X5052 (loads FX)]
[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
[SUPER=75-Parkville, MO]


A train carrying 121 cars of coal derailed in Parkville yesterday -- dumping an estimated three-thousand tons of the black stuff.
Two buildings were destroyed and four parked cars were buried.
The wreck also ruptured a water main and knocked down power lines.
The cause of the accident is still being investigated.
[Super=X5043 (clears FX)]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Extra Point]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Darrell Strawberry faces drug charges in Florida the head women's basketball coach at Liberty University is headed to Southern Mississippi.
But first our Extra point.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Storrs, CT/WFSB; :]


Connecticut point guard Khalid El-Amin pleaded guilty today to misdeameanor possession of marijuana. He was sentenced to one day of community service and ordered to speak to school children about the danger of drugs.
El-Amin and the Huskies upset Duke to win the national championship last month. And here are tonight's scores.
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[S-Straw]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-38 (35:18)]
[GRAPHIC=Yankees Logo]


New York Yankee outfielder Darrell Strawberry says its all just a big mistake.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Tampa, FL/WSPA; :]


Strawberry was arrersted in Tampa and charged with possession of cocaine and soliciting a prositute.
The 37 year old outfielder, and eight time all star, says the small amount of cocaine police discovered in a 20 dollar bill in his wallet may have belonged to his wife's uncle who used the vehicle the previous night.
He also said he was joking with an undercover officer about sex.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="I stand...]
[SUPER=01-David Cone/Yankee Pitcher; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=...family and friends."]
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[S-Reeves]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-32 (1:12:46)]
[GRAPHIC=Liberty Logo]


Liberty University has started a search for a new head women's basketball coach to replace Rick Reeves who will coach the ladies team at Southern Mississippi.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :]


Reeves led the Lady Flames to three straight N-C-A-A tournament appearances, back to back conference championships and his 1997-98 team was undefeated in the regular season and he was named the Big South Conference coach of the year three times.
Reeves took the job at Liberty in 1991 and he had a three year record of 71 and 16
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[S-Avery]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-27 (1:43:15)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC Logo]


Yesterday, Elton Brand announced he was leaving Duke to enter the N-B-A draft and today his classmate William Avery joined the big guy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :]


Guard William Avery announced today that he's giving up his final two years of eligibilty to enter the Draftt.
Krzyzewski says research has shown that entering the draft would not be in Avery's best interest and he's not in favor of Avery's decision.
But coach K said everyone is entitled to make their own decisions and he wishes Avery the best.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-43 (34:24)]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Chesapeake]


The Roanoke Express is getting ready to open the second round of the East Coast Hockey League playoffs against the seventh seeded Chesapeake Icebreakers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :]


The Express dominated its series with Dayton beating the Bombers in four games.
And Roanoke also won its regular season series with the Icebreakers.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q="It's a...]
[SUPER=01-Scott Gordon/Express Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=....same thing."]
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[anchor=Roy]
[graphic=hold]


Games 1 is scheduled for the Roundhouse tonight. ((BOBBY HAMILTON GOES TO SCHOOL IN MARTINSVILLE. MORE LATER ON MORNIN'.))




[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
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And coming up, The Rams and Colts make a trade in the N-F-L.
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And defending Goody's Body Pain 500 champion Bobbby Hamilton went to school in Martinsville today and Mike Stevens was there.
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Bobby Hamilton, The Goody's 500 defending champ, went to school yesterday in Martinsville.
Mike Stevens has more on his visit to Martinsville High School.
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And Mike Stevens will preview the Goody's Body Pain 500 Saturday night at 7 in another NASCAR 99 half hour special.
((THAT'S IT FOR SPORTS. HAVE A GREAT DAY EVERYBODY.))




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With the N-F-L draft just two days away, The St. Louis Rams have aquired one of the league's top running backs.
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The Indianapolis Colts traded Marshall Faulk to the Rrams for undisclosed draft picks. Rams coach Dick Vermeil says it does not include the Rams first round pick, which is sixth overall.
The Colts, with the fourth pick overall, are one of the teams considering Texas running back Ricky Williams.
Faulk rushed for 13-hundred yards caught 86 passes for 908 yards and scored 10 touchdowns.
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A cat in South Dakota spent the day high, but not dry.
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Curiosity didn't kill this tom cat - but it kept him stranded atop an electricity pole in the rain today.
The cat crawled to the top for a birds-eye view - but did not have the courage to come back down.
With the help of the feline's human friends, he was able to make it back to the ground safely.
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