[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


Ahead on News 7 at Noon, a live report from Carvin's Cove on the status of Roanoke's water supply.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the two sides in the switched baby case appear to have reached a custody agreement.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Carvins-Cove]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#00-07 TC25:22]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 at Noon]


The water at Carvins Cove has risen three feet since Monday and today boaters are back on the reservoir for the first time in months.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is there as well. Joe, are the fishermen out in force?
[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Carvins Cove;]
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(Rollcue: out here this afternoon. )
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Carvins Cove;]
[SUPER=01-Rodney Brown/Boat Inspector; :25]
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[OUT Q=really enjoy it.]




[Live=JoeD Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Carvins Cove;]
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[Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Microwave]



[Rockbridge-fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-06 TC25:21]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


The fire that claimed the lives of two young girls in Rockbridge County Sunday night started in the heating system.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co./Monday]


State police arson investigators confirmed the cause was accidental.
The furnace had been replaced in 1993, but NOT the duct work.
Investigators found charred debris in the ducts leading to the master bedroom.
Rebecca Chittum and Kassidy Higgins were asleep in the next room.
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[Lawson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Pittsylvania County hunter has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
Thirty six year old Keith Dean Lawson thought he was shooting a turkey but killed a man and a dog instead.
Pittsylvania County Circuit Court Judge Charles Strauss handed down his decision after 5 hours of testimony yesterday.
Lawson was also convicted of reckless use of a firearm and trespassing.
He will be sentenced May second.

[Perfume-attack]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


School officials near Seattle, Washington say a student prank against a teacher could have been deadly.
The case involves a serious type of allergy.. where some people cannot tolerate perfume.
Drew Griffin has details.
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[SOT]

[10:29:04]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Marysville, WA;]
[SUPER=01-Sheena Culhane/Student;]
[SUPER=07-Dr. Kaye Kilburn;]
[SUPER=01-Drew Griffin/Reporting;]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, Los Angeles]

((NARR: The principal in this suburban Seattle school says what happened here could be considered an assault.
Three seventh graders came up with a plan to get out of class by dousing themselves with cologne, and then walking into the classroom of their very chemically sensitive teacher.
SOT:(kiro) 10:37:01 "THIS CAN BE LIFE THREATENING FOR THIS TEACHER. SHE BREAKS OUT IN HIVES, SHE SOMETIMES HAS DIFFICUL

TY BREATHING. The boys were caught before they could reach the teacher. And all three were suspended: including Aaron Wear.
SOT: 10:34:53 IT WAS PRETTY MEAN WHAT I DID."

NARR: Pretty mean, because the students in Jeanne Bartlett's classroom have been told their teacher is extremely sensitive to any fragrances-- including perfumes, colognes and scented deodorants. Her classroom, says her students, is to be fragrance free.
(STUDENT IN HER CLASS/Sheena Culhane 10:29:10)

"IT IS A HANDICAP AND SHE COULD GO INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND I TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION EVERYTIME I GO TO PUT THAT STUFF ON THAT MIGHT SMELL" Dr. Kaye Kilburn
(SOT: TP 1/12:12:38 IT'S A LIFE OF AVOIDANCE)

NARR: Dr. Kaye Kilburn has written a book on what he believes is a growing number of people who must avoid all chemicals in their life: including perfumes and even deodorants, because of a what he says is not an allergic reaction but a chemical reaction in the brain. Dr.Kilburn
SOT: 12:14:21 THIS IS A CHEMICAL REACTION WE THINK IT ENTERS THROUGH THE NOSE, THROUGH THE OLFACTORY APPARATUS, WHICH L

ETS MOLECULES GO DIRECTLY TO THE BRAIN. NARR: And the results can be serious and even fatal. A lesson three boys in Jeane Bartlett's seventh grade class now say they will take seriously.
(SOT: 10:34:50 I GAVE HER AN APOLOGY SAYING I'M SORRY)

NARR: Drew griffin, CBS News, Los Angeles))

[church-shooting]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


A minister and a member of his congregation are in critical condition this afternoon after a gunman opens fire inside a Texas church.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pasadena, TX/Last Night;]

[3:08]
Police said the man was angry because an 18 year old girl at the church had rejected his advances.
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[SOT]

[3:09:08]
[IN Q=The suspect in this case.....]
[SUPER=01-Sgt. J. M. Baird/Police Information Officer;]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=DIDN'T LOVE HIM.]
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[VO-NAT]


The man then left the church but came back with a gun and opened fire.
He then fatally shot himself.
The young women was among the wounded, she's hospitalized in fair condition.
One other person was grazed by a bullet.
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[Reform-Party]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-56 TC1:39:56]
[GRAPHIC=Reform Party]


A federal judge in Lynchburg is still hearing testimony about who is the REAL leader of the Reform Party of America.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Jack Gargan (GAR-gin) was voted out as party chairman during a meeting in Nashville last month.. but Gargan says that meeting was illegal and the vote doesn't count.
Pat Choate replaced Gargan as the party chair.. he says the meeting WAS conducted according to the party rules.
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[SOT 10:13:03]
[IN Q=We can prove]

((PAT CHOATE/CURRENT REFORM PARTY CHAIRMAN: WE CAN PROVE THAT THE PEOPLE WERE CREDENTIALED PROPERLY, THIRD WE CAN SHOW THAT TWO THIRDS OF THE ENTIRE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE VOTED TO REMOVE JACK GARGAN AND RONN YOUNG FROM OFFICE AND THAT ALL THIS WAS DONE IN A PROPER AND LEGAL WAY.))
[SUPER=01-Pat Choate/Current Reform Party Chairman]
[RUNS=17]
[OUT Q=and legal way.]
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[VO-NAT]
Choate represents party members still loyal to Ross Perot.. Gargan is an ally of Minnesota governor Jesse Ventura.



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[tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead on News 7 at noon-- A new agreement in the case of two little girls switched at birth.
We'll have the details.
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[VO-NAT ]


And in Israel-- the Pope remembers the vicitms of the Holocaust while decrying Christian persecution of Jews.
First, let's talk to Patrick Evans.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]

[Switched-Babies]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Switched Babies]


A new development in the case of two little girls switched at birth.
An agreement between the families raising the four year olds may end the custody battle.
Both sides have agreed to make NO change in their custody, but will allow regular visitation.
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[VO-NAT]


Callie Conley and Rebecca Chittum were born in 1995 but it wasn't discovered until three years later that they had been sent home from the hospital with the wrong parents.
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape;]


Paula Johnson, the woman who's been raising Callie, had sought custody of both girls.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


The visitation arrangement was disclosed by lawyers for the families and will be submitted to a judge at the end of the month.

[Smart-Road]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Smart Road]


A preview of Virginia's new electronic highway.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./File Tape;]


Transportation officials and local leaders will get an up close look when part of the project opens this afternoon.
The unique roadway will allow researchers to control weather and lighting conditions.
V-Dot says the road has the potential to improve highway safety and possibly save lives.
Eventually, the roadway will serve as a link between Blacksburg and Interstate 81.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=HOLD]


We'll have more on this story tonight on News 7 at Five and Six.

[pope]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Pope John Paul II]


Israelis are giving mixed reviews to Pope John Paul's speech today at Israel's Holocaust memorial.
They're glad he made an emotional condemnation of anti-Semitism by Christians.
But some would have preferred to hear an apology for church silence during the Nazi genocide.
Lisa Hughes reports from Jerusalem.
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[SOT]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Jerusalem, Israel;]
[SUPER=02-Ehud Barak/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[SUPER=01-Shari Robins/Guide;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/Reporting;]
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[OUT Q=CBS NEWS, JERUSALEM.]

((WITH THE HELP OF TWO CARDINALS, POPE JOHN PAUL THE SECOND LAID A WREATH AT YAD VASHEM AND MET WITH HOLOCAUST SURVIVORS FROM HIS POLISH HOMETOWN, WADOWICE. HE ALSO PRAYED FOR BETTER RELATIONS BETWEEN CHRISTIANS AND JEWS.
(SOT, POPE, "ONLY A WORLD AT PEACE WITH JUSTICE FOR ALL CAN AVOID REPEATING THE MISTAKES AND TERRIBLE CRIMES OF THE PAS

T.") ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER EHUD BARAK THANKED THE POPE FOR HELPING TO HEAL OLD WOUNDS.
(SOT, EHUD BARAK, ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER, "YOU HAVE DONE MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE TO BRING ABOUT HISTORIC CHANGE IN THE AT

TITUDE OF THE CHURCH TOWARD THE JEWISH PEOPLE.") THE POPE EXPRESSED SADNESS FOR ACTS OF HATRED AND ANTI-SEMITISM COMMITTED BY CHRISTIANS. BUT HE DID NOT APOLOGIZE SPECIFICALLY FOR INJUSTICES COMMITTED DURING THE HOLOCAUST. SOME JEWISH LEADERS SAY HE DID NOT GO FAR ENOUGH. BUT JEWISH GUIDE SHARI ROBINS BELIEVES HE SAID WHAT WAS NECESSARY.
(SOT, SHARI ROBINS, GUIDE, "THERE'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE SOME PEOPLE WHO WANT MORE AND PEOPLE WHO COMPLAIN THAT HE DID TO

O MUCH. I THINK WHAT HE DID IS A GREAT JOB.") PROTESTORS OUTSIDE YAD VASHEM DENOUNCED THE POPE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PALESTINIANS.
(SOT, NO SUPER, "THEY WERE MURDERERS IN THE PAST AND NOW THEY'RE SUPPORTING YASSER ARAFAT WHO IS A MURDERER TODAY.")

BUT OVERWHELMINGLY, THIS DAY WAS ABOUT IMPROVING RELATIONS BETWEEN TWO MAJOR FAITHS, MADE POSSIBLE IN LARGE PART BY A POPE WHO SAYS THERE ARE NO WORDS STRONG ENOUGH TO DEPLORE THE TRAGEDY OF THE HOLOCAUST.
(HUGHES STANDUP, ABOUT INTERFAITH MEETING THAT MUSLIMS AREN'T GOING TO

BECAUSE OF THE PRESENCE OF RABBIS)))

[RENO-ELIAN]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Elian gonzalez]


Attorney General Janet Reno is again promising to try to return Elian Gonzalez to his father in Cuba but she is setting no deadline.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]

[10:33:49]
During her weekly news conference this morning she said the Justice Department does not want any
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL]

delay in returning the boy.
But she adds there are many people involved and the key is to get everyone to ``work together.''
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[SOT]

[10:34]
[IN Q=]

((RENO; I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE MEDIA, THE COMMUNITY, EVERYBODY REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE A FAMILY HERE, DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE FAMILY, A WONDERFUL LITTLE BOY WHO HAS BEEN THROUGH A HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. ))
[SUPER=01-Janet Reno/Attorney General;]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=through a horrible experience.]
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[VO-NAT]


Tuesday a federal judge dismissed the Miami family's lawsuit to grant Elian asylum.
The leaders of a number of Cuban-American groups met Wednesday to discuss what to do if the boy is returned to Cuba.
Elian's Miami relatives say they will appeal the ruling.
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[Shaken-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Bedford County woman has been charged with abusing a seven-week old baby that she was caring for in her home.
42-year-old Campbell Skuvalik (SKOO-vuh-lick) was arrested after doctors treated the baby for head injuries last week.
Police say (Skoo-va-lick) Skuvalik was looking after the baby and several other children in her home.
She does "not" have a daycare license.

[E-Echostar]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-03 1:11:37]
[GRAPHIC=None]


It's not official, but there is new hope for Christiansburg's effort to bring in 12-hundred new jobs.
The main competitor for EchoStar's new customer service center says it's not actively pursuing the project.
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[VO-NAT]


Economic development officials in McAllen, Texas, say Echostar is not what they're looking for.
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg/February 9]


It IS what more than two thousand people in the New River Valley were looking for at this jobs expo last month.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A source tells News-7 that Echostar has narrowed down potential locations to two sites in Christiansburg.

Officials are hoping to announce a big new employer within a week, but nothing is certain yet.
[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Gas prices seem to just keep going up.
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[VO-NAT ]


But a Roanoke radio station fought back this morning-- by giving it away.
That's next when News 7 at noon returns.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[Gas-giveaway]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=99-60 TC1:40:10]
[GRAPHIC=Gas Prices]


You might say this radio station promotion is a sign of the times.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


J-93 F-M gave twenty dollars worth of gasoline to 93 listeners this morning.
All they had to do was show up early and get in line.
The gas giveaway even brought out a political candidate.
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[SOT :01:08]
[IN Q=Are you here ]
[SUPER=01-E. Duane Howard/(I) Candidate for Mayor]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=gas guzzler]
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[VO-NAT]


One man even brought his lawnmowers, but he wasn't allowed to fill them up.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
[GRAPHIC=stocks]


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was UP 34 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still to come in sports, a spectacular scoring display as two of the N-B-A's brightest young stars meet in Philadelphia,
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[VO-NAT ]

and basketball meets football as three Roanoke natives team up for the area's youth.
Patrick returns with details.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]



[S-Sixers]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-65 454tc]
[GRAPHIC=NBA]


When you're hot...you're hot. Last night, the 76ers Allen Iverson had the touch as his Philadelphia team took on Vince Carter's Toronto Raptors.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NBA; :00]


To the first Union Center in Philly we go where Dell Curry got a little playing time for the Raptors. Wardell has been struggling with this shot lately, but he gets this long two pointer to drop.
Dell got plenty of help tonight from Carter, who hit a variety of shots for a team high 26 points against the Sixers.
The Raptors other money man, Tracy McGrady also played well dropping in 20 more for Toronto.
But those numbers paled in comparison to ones Iverson posted.
The Hampton native scored a game high 44 points, and tonight's he wasn't really a gunner.
[SUPER=32-Toronto/93/Philadelphia/106/Iverson - 44 Points;]


Iverson hit 17 of 29 shots, made all nine of his free throws, plus he had four assists as the Sixers win 106-to-93.
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[S-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-62 19:47]
[GRAPHIC=George Lynch]


George Lynch only played one minute last night after straining the medial collateral ligament in his right knee when he collided with teammate Tyrone Hill.
Earlier yesterday, Lynch picked up two strong allies...the Barbers.
Steve Mason has more on how basketball meets football.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
[SUPER=01-Walt Derey/All Stars Clinics Founder; :14]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; :33]
[SUPER=01-George Lynch/76ers Forward; :40]
[SUPER=01-Steve Bowery/All Stars Clinics Founder; :50]
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaither/All Stars Clinics Board Member; 1:03]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:32]
[RUNS=1:50]
[OUT Q=.....news 7 sports"]
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((All Star Clinics of the Roanoke Valley founders Richard Goodpasture and Walt Derey have announced that George Lynch's basketball camp is now in a partnership with All Star Clinics. ((WALT DEREY:))
Lynch will continue running his basketball camp while the Barbers will carry on with their football clinics. The Partnership means Lynch will join the twins in the Hanging Rock golf tournament fund raiser this June. Lynch and mentor Joe Gaither are also members of the all star clinics board. ((STEVE BOWERY/ALL STARS CLINICS FOUNDER:)) ((JOE GAITHER:INNER CITY ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION:))
Lynch has also developed George Lynch's Summer Camp 2000, his own CD that promotes his Roanoke camp. Each one of his campers will receive the disc which enables them to follow his career. There is a bio section where the kids can access his stats. There's a fan club area and action shots of Lynch playing for the 76ers, along with words from Will Smith on Big George.)) ((LYNCH'S CAMP WILL AGAIN TIP OFF AT PATRICK HENRY HIGH SCHOOL WHILE THE ALL STAR FOOTBALL CLINICS MOVES BACK TO RIVERS EDGE SPORTS COMPLEX. THE CAMPS BOTH RUN FROM JUNE 26TH THROUGH THE 30TH AND DON'T BE SURPRISED IF LYNCH IS A GUEST SPEAKER AT THE FOOTBALL CLINIC AND THE BARBERS PAY HIS HOOPS CAMP A VISIT IN THIS NEW PARTNERSHIP. STEVE MASON NEWS 7 SPORTS))

[Games]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tar]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Final Four]


The N-C-double-A basketball tournament continues tonight right here on your hometown station.
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[TAKE PINNACLE 7511]
Third round coverage begins at 7:30. We'll take you to the Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan where Syracuse looks to upset number one seed Michigan State.
Right after that game we'll stay put in the Midwest for the other regional semi-final as UCLA battles Iowa State.
[TAKE PINNACLE 7512]
Then tomorrow night - it's Duke and Florida at 7:30 followed by North Carolina and Tennessee. (---------------)