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[TALENT=Keith]

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: new jobs on the way for the Martinsville- Henry County area. We've got a LIVE report
on that.
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[V/O-NAT]
And the therapeutic properties of tobacco may be realized sooner than you thought.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
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Tonight on News 7 sports, qualifying at Talladega has hampered by rain. The Hokies and Hoos are ready to heat up their respective spring football workouts.
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[VO-NAT]

And Salem's head basketball coach Charlie Morgan is leaving the valley and returning to Tennessee.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Your basic Saturday soaker then improving conditions on Sunday. Full forecast details and a Friday WeatherSchool coming up.

[Stock-Market]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-11 TC16:10]
[GRAPHIC=Stock Market]


Consumer prices shot up and the stock market went straight down today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY]


When it was all over the DOW had fallen 618 points- -the biggest one-day point drop ever.
NASDAQ lost almost ten percent of its value today, having dropped 11-hundred-26 points for the week.
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


That made for a busy day at A-G Edwards in Roanoke.
But George Brammer says only one of the investors he heard from today wanted to sell.
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[SOT 16:14:50]
[IN Q=Locally, most]

((LOCALLY, MOST INVESTORS WERE WATCHING. THEY'VE BEEN SAVING SOME CASH AND LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO BUY. So you had more buyers than sellers? PERSONALLY, MANY MORE BUYERS THAN SELLERS, YES.))
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[OUT Q=than sellers, yes.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
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Overall, of course there were many more sellers than buyers.
We'll display closing figures for the indexes and our local stocks at about ten minutes after the hour.

[Bedford-Lawsuit]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-57 TC1:52:12]
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Some Bedford County residents say they're tired of dealing with underlying racism and they're going to court to stop it.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


The Bedford chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is spearheading a lawsuit against eight county officials.
The S-C-L-C has complained for years that minorities have routinely been denied county jobs and positions on local boards.
The group also is angry the county gave the local Moose Lodge 35- thousand dollars to improve its ballfields.. they claim the lodge refuses to accept minority members.
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[SOT 14:06:19/14:11:53]
[IN Q=We're going to]

((JACK MILLS/BEDFORD SCLC PRESIDENT: WE'RE GOING TO PUSH. WE ARE PUSHING. WE'VE GIVEN THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT THEIR ERRORS AND STOP THEIR BLATANT DISCRIMINATION AND NOW WE'RE GOING TO SUE 'EM.)) ((RUFUS CALLAHAM/BEDFORD RESIDENT: IT SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IN THE FIRST PLACE. NOW THAT IT HAS HAPPENED AND THEY KNOW THAT SOME CITIZENS ARE CONCERNED AND AWARE OF IT, IT SHOULD BE CORRECTED IMMEDIATELY.))
[SUPER=01-Jack Mills/Bedford SCLC President; :00]
[SUPER=01-Rufus Callaham/Bedford Resident; :11]
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[VO-NAT]


County officials either could not be reached or declined to comment on the lawsuit.
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[460-Accident]


[ANCHOR=keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=00-09 TC1:26:36]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


The eastbound lanes of Route 460 are closed tonight near Montvale because of an accident.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


That's where a tractor trailer ran into a car.
Authorities say the car stopped to make a left turn.
A tractor- trailer- -trying to avoid the vehicle- - jack- knifed, hit the car and knocked it into the median.
One person was hurt.
Authorities say charges are pending.
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[Henry-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
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Henry County officials say they've found the thieves who stole five trucks full of furniture and other merchandise from local businesses.
Police in High Point, North Carolina arrested three people who were selling some of the loot from the back of one of the tractor-trailers they allegedly stole.
All five trucks and their contents have been recovered.
The vehicles and goods are valued at about 113-thousand dollars.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Virginia Tech is vying for a piece of the Tobacco Settlement pie-- in an effort to make a more consumer-friendly plant.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And find out how a black lawyer's defense of a Ku-Klux-Klansman is hurting his campaign for the school board.
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[Tobacco]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=99-58 TC2:01:09]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Settlement]


Virginia's tobacco crop MAY be used to make people HEALTHY.
The group charged with doling out Virginia's tobacco settlement money learned about that today.
Marya Jones tells us how the money could help make tobacco therapeutic.
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[IN Q=Legislators,]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carole Cramer/CropTech Founder; :20]
[SUPER=01-C. D. Bryant/Farmer; :40]
[SUPER=01-Del. Ted Bennett/(D) Halifax; :57]
[SUPER=01-Del. Whitt Clement/(D) Danville; 1:11]
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(( Legislators, farmers and businessmen crowded into this lab to learn about tobacco's pharmaceutical uses ... and how it might help heal an ailing economy.
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[SOT 1:06:32 - :34]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT: WE'RE IN ANOTHER PLANET. IT'S PRETTY EXCITING.)) [RUNS:02]
The settlement commission met with two biotechnology firms looking for a chunk of the money intended for tobacco-dependent communities.
And promising big returns.
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[SOT 1:19:59 - 1:20:09]

((CAROLE CRAMER/CROPTECH FOUNDER: WE BELIEVE THAT WITHIN THE DECADE THAT WE COULD ACTUALLY MATCH THE AMOUNT OF ACREAGE BEING GROWN FOR SMOKING PURPOSES TO BE USED FOR PHARMACEUTICAL OR VERY HEALTH-POSITIVE PURPOSES.)) [RUNS:10]
For now, researchers are manipulating tobacco cells to develop drugs and vaccines that combat life-threatening illnesses.
But, with money and time, that work can start in tobacco fields.
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[SOT 1:12:59 - 1:13:06]

((CD BRYANT/FARMER: I THINK IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE COMMONWEALTH TO REALLY PUT SOMETHING BACK ON THE FARM THAT WE SEEM TO BE LOSING.)) [RUNS:06]
The commission approved 5-million dollars to help Virginia Tech continue this year's research.
But some legislators felt the money should have come from directly from the General Assembly.
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((DEL. TED BENNETT: I'M AFRAID AT THE END THAT IF WE KEEP WHITTLING AWAY AT THESE FUNDS THAT SOME OF OUR LOCALITIES ARE REALLY GOING TO COME UP SHORT.)) [RUNS:15]
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[SOT 1:07:54 - 1:08:00]

((DEL. WHITT CLEMENT: I THINK THE DIVIDENDS DOWN THE ROAD FOR THOSE JURISDICTIONS ARE GOING TO BE POTENTIALLY TREMENDOUS.)) [RUNS:06]
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[su 37:26 - :41] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS7: FOR THE MOST PART, COMMITTEE MEMBERS SAY THEY TOOK A BIG STEP TODAY. ONE THAT TAKES AN INDUSTRY THAT'S MALIGNED FOR CAUSING PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS TO ONE THAT HELPS SOLVE THEM. AND IN THE COMING MONTHS, COMMISSION MEMBERS SAY THEY MAY THROW MORE MONEY BEHIND THE CAUSE. MJN7, BLACKSBURG.)) [RUNS:15]))

[New-Jobs]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#00-04 TC1:41:45]
[GRAPHIC=New Jobs]


The unemployment rates in Henry County and Martinsville are at an all time high.
Many of the jobless are laid off textile workers, but news today that two companies are planning to expand in the area may be a step on the road to economic recovery.
[Double Boxes=Keith and joy/Microwave]


Joy Sutton is in Henry County tonight with the details.
[Live=joy Full/Microwave]
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[SUPER=05-Henry Co.;]
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(Rollcue: will soon be employed. )
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[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ron Evans/Nationwide Homes;]
[SUPER=01-Larry McDorman/Amfibe Inc.;]
[SUPER=01-Earl Reynolds/Martinsville City Manager;]
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[OUT Q=and their families.]




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[Baugh]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-03 TC1:41:47]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Defending a Ku Klux Klansmen who burned a cross in Carroll County is turning into a political liability for a Richmond lawyer.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


David Baugh (BAW) took up the southwest Virginia cross burning case at the request of the American Civil Liberties Union.
His race drew attention to the case.
Now, anonymous leaflets are showing up around Richmond, blasting Baugh for representing Pennsylvania Klansman Barry Black.
Baugh's running for re-election to a Richmond school board seat.
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=None]


The A-C-L-U says whoever's responsible for the leaflets doesn't get the concept of freedom of speech.

[Censorship-Award]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-05 TC44:01]
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Virginia's General Assembly and Rockingham County Schools don't get it either-- at least according to the Charlottesville- based Thomas Jefferson Center for Free Expression.
They've both received its dreaded "Muzzle Award."
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly took the dubious prize for banning a Confederate battle flag from license plates requested by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.
That issue is still pending in federal court in Roanoke.
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[TALENT=Keith]
[SS=None]


Rockingham's schools got "muzzled" for censoring a pamphlet on censorship.

[Stocks]


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


As we said earlier, the DOW and NASDAQ both suffered record one-day point drops. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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The DOW lost 616 points, while NASDAQ fell 355 points.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index lost five- and-a- half points.
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[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-01 TC1:43:37]
[GRAPHIC=Virgil Goode]


Virgil Goode has accepted about 29-thousand dollars from Democratic party PACs since he first ran for Congress in 1997.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Now, Fifth District Democrats say they hope that money is "haunting him and eating away at his conscience."
Fifth District party chairman Carl Eggleston guesses Goode's taken another 270-thousand dollars from individual Democrats and party PACs since 1973.
Eggleston's asked for a refund-- since Goode joined the Republican caucus in January.
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[IN Q=First of all]

((REP. VIRGIL GOODE/I-FIFTH DISTRICT: FIRST OF ALL, CARL EGGLESTON TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE, AND I HAVEN'T WADED THROUGH ALL DONATIONS, BUT I DON'T THINK HE EVER GAVE ME A DONATION. AND NEITHER DID THE FIFTH DISTRICT DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE. AND OVER THE YEARS, I'VE BOUGHT A LOT OF TICKETS AND SPONSORED A LOT OF DEMOCRATIC DINNERS. AND IF YOU WANTED TO ADD UP EVERYTHING, THEY'D PROBABLY OWE ME MONEY.))
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[OUT Q=me money.]
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[VO-NAT]


Eggleston calls that answer "a cop-out."
The decision to caucus with Republicans won Goode a seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee.
To get it, he gave up seats on both Agriculture and Banking.
Goode's focusing most closely on veteran's health care so far.
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[Allen]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-59 TC1:31:54]
[GRAPHIC=Allen Senate Campaign]


The Republican candidate for the U-S Senate wants to kill the inheritance tax and lift the tax penalty on married couples.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Roanoke]


Former Governor George Allen says he would also give parents a thousand dollar tax break for children's school supplies.
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[SOT 11:56:43]
[IN Q=They most likely]

((THEY MOST LIKELY COULD FIND A COMPUTER MOST HELPFUL. THERE IS SOME EDUCATIONAL SOFTWARE WHICH IS JUST GREAT FOR MATHEMATICS FOR READING.))
[SUPER=201-George Allen/(R) Senate Candidate;]
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[OUT Q=for reading]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen told Roanoke business leaders today he'd let people deduct their health insurance premiums from their taxes and give a tax break to people who care for elderly relatives at home.
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[SOT 12:13:23]
[IN Q=It is frightening]

((IT IS FRIGHTENING FOR MANY OLDER PEOPLE. YOU KNOW YOU'LL SPEND EVERYTHING YOU SPENT YOUR LIFE ACQUIRING AND MAYBE THAT'S NOT ENOUGH TO TAKE CARE OF YOU FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.))
[SUPER=201-Jeanne Pedigo/Campbell & Paris Engineers;]
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[OUT Q=for the rest of your life]
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[VO-NAT]

Aides for Senator Chuck Robb, Allen's opponent, say Robb has already voted to eliminate the marriage penalty and introduced a bill to deduct health insurance premiums. But Robb's priority, they say, is to fund Medicare and Social Security.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Coming up tonight on News 7 sports, Salem's head hoop coach, Charlie Morgan is leaving the school. The Hokies and Cavs are playing a little football in the rain this weekend.
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[VO-NAT]

And rain has delayed the schedule of events at Talladega this afternoon. An update on qualifying is straight ahead.
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[S-Salem]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-66 (1:38)]
[GRAPHIC=Charlie Morgan]


Charlie Morgan took over the Salem high school basketball program in 1992. Today, Morgan surprised a few folks by resigning to return to Tennessee and coach fabled Dobyns-Bennett high school in Kingsport.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk/March 13, 1999; :]


Morgan compiled a 151 and 55 record that included two state championships.
The last came in March of 1999 in Norfolk as the Spartans beat Gate City 54 to 51.
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[IN Q="They wanted...]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Resigns as Salem Head Coach; :]
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[OUT Q=.....was the key."]
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[VO-NAT]


Morgan hopes that same key will turn into wins at Dobyns-Bennett, the winningest high school basketball program in the country.
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Morgan graduated from Andrew Lewis High School in 1973. He coached at Science Hill in Johnson City before returning to Salem. Ironically, Dobyns-Bennett and Science Hill high schools are hated rivals in the tri-cities area. He is the third Blue Ridge district coach ot leave this year following Byrd's Paul Barnard and Rockbridge County's Ron Carr.




[S-Talladega]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-58 15357tc]
[GRAPHIC=TALLADEGA]


The rain has all but ruined the early portion of the racing schedule at talladega this weekend. Qualifying for the Busch cars was rained out yesterday, postponed today, only to be completely scratched. That means the lineup was set according to the car owner points standings and that will Todd Bodine on the pole tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/espn2; :00]

As for the Winston Cup cars, they finally got in some practice late this afternoon after the two and half mile long track finally dried enough to allow them to take a spin. Qualifying had to be delayed from it's originally schedule 4pm until just a few moments ago. In all 48 cars will attempt to qualify in the next hour or so. The rain delay actually helped the race's defending champ Dale Earnhardt. NASCAR ruled during inspection this morning that the rear end of his Goodwrench Chevy was too narrow. The team had to cut it off and rework a new one. Earnhardt is set to go out 26th. I'll have the complete top 25 for you tonight on News 7 at 11.
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[S-Scrimmage]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-54 tc 2:06:12]
[GRAPHIC=VT Football]


The Tech football team is set to hold its first real scrimmage of spring drills tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]


New faces will be filling some of the defensive positions held by last season's standouts and some familiar faces will be in new spots.
Plus, there's an entirely new kicking team to test in game-like situations.
All in all, it will be a learning experience for the coaches and players.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=some people]

((SOME PEOPLE CAN LOOK GOOD IN DRILLS THEN IN A TEAM SITUATION ONE BAD STEP AND YOU'RE OUT OF PLACE AND YOU'RE NOT READING PROPERLY. THE SPEED OF THE GAME SPPEDS UP AND WHETHER THE GUYS CAN HANDLE IT AND CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.))
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[OUT Q=continue to improve]
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=TECH]

The first chance for area fans to check out the Hokies is Saturday April 29th in the annual spring game at Lane Stadium.
[GRAPHIC=UVA]

UVa wraps up spring practice tonight with the Cavs' spring game. Steve Mason will have highlights and much more from Charlottesville tonight on News 7 at 11.

[S-Retire]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-69 ]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]

In a couple of retirement note, Gary Gaetti has decided to call it quits at the age of 41. Gaetti has been in the big leagues since 1981. His best days were with the Twins. He played in over 25 hundred games.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NBA; :00]

And Charles Barkley announced his retirement earlier this season, but he plans to play one more game with the Rockets.
Sir Charles intends to play in the Rockets' season finale next Wednesday night against Vancouver. He must first get approval from the team doctor. He says he simply wants to play a couple of minutes and then leave the court under his own terms, something he couldn'(------------) t do last December 8th, when he ruptured the quadricep tendon in his left leg.