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Coming up on News 7-
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[VO-NAT]


Juan Gonzalez grants his first exclusive interview-- lashing out at his Miami relatives.
And, seven people are dead after canisters containing poisonous gas are thrown into a nightclub.
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Plus, Andrew will have the latest on a flash flood warning in Bedford County.
News 7 is next.

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[World-Bank]


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Good evening.
World finance leaders met today in the nation's capital.
The meetings went on despite the thousands who'd gathered in protest.
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Lisa Hughes is in Washington DC with the latest.
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[SUPER=01-Mark Stout/Green Party Member; ]
[SUPER=01-Charles Ramsey/DC police Chief;]
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(( A peaceful night in the nation's capital despite the presence of thousands of protesters bent on interrupting world finance meetings. Hours earlier tensions boiled over.
They may not have had any warning-but police were ready. Protesters who charged at them with a stolen construction fence ran head-on into resistance.

SOT: BACK! BACK! GET BACK!


NARR: The confrontation seemed to escalate in seconds between protesters challenging authority and officers given the green light to fight back. Dodging bottles-and in one case-a stick-they controlled a small but rowdy crowd.

SOT: IMF, WORLD BANK. CAPITALISM NO THANKS!


NARR: Many protesters demonstrating against global economic policy say they've taken a pledge of non-violence. They worry so-called anarchists may undermine the real message.
Super: Mark Stout/Green Party Member
SOT: CORPORATIONS HAVE REALLY BEEN STEALING AWAY PEOPLE'S POWER FOR

DECADES.

SOT: RICH COUNTRIES CONTINUE TO SUCK MONEY OUT OF POOR COUNTRIES.



NARR: These protesters---linking themselves with PVC pipe-demonstrated

quietly at an intersection already shut down by police.
35 hundred officers from 6 departments are on patrol. The city spent a million dollars on riot gear.

(Charles Ramsey/DC police Chief)


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[Gun-School]


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A student at Dublin Elementary in Pulaski County brought a gun to school last week -- now some parents are upset that school officials left out certain details in a letter that was sent home.
As Joy Sutton reports--- one parent believes the school is trying to hide information.
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(( Jim Jones says Friday afternoon his daughter Amber brought this letter home from Dublin Elementary -- informing him that a weapon had been brought to school by a student -- and authorities were investigating the incident.
Jones says the letter was vague -- and school officials would not give him any additional information.
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[SOT 1:26:22]
[IN Q=Really we didn't get any]

((JIM JONES: REALLY WE DIDN'T GET ANY RESPONSE, WE WERE TOLD WEAPON, THROUGH SOURCES OF MY OWN I ALREADY KNEW WHAT TYPE OF WEAPON, IT WAS A HANDGUN AND MY SOURCES SAID IT WAS LOADED AND IT WAS BROUGHT BY A 4TH GRADER TO THE CLASSROOM CONCEALED))
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News 7 contacted school officials who would NOT confirm that information -- but they did confirm a gun was brought to school and that only one student was involved. [take pre pro]
Pulaski County Superintendent David Cox -- did not want to go on camera at this time, but spoke with us by phone saying... "We certainly do want our students to be safe at school and everything we do hopefully is toward that direction. This particular incident was dealt with quickly and the response was appropriate"
Cox says every student was sent home with a letter.
But Jones says parents should have been told the weapon was a handgun and informed about the actions taken against the student.
He also feels safety measures at the school need to be tightened.
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((NO I DON'T WANT OUR SCHOOLS TO BE PRISONS, BUT NEITHER DO I WANT OUR SCHOOLS TO BE MORGUES.))
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((JOY SUTTON/REPORTING: JONES SAYS THE STUDENTS SHOULD BE SUSPENDED FROM DUBLIN ELEMENTARY FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, TO SEND A STRONG MESSAGE TO OTHER STUDENTS THAT THIS TYPE ACTION WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. JOY SUTTON, NEWS7, DUBLIN))
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School officials say the gun has been turned over to the Dublin town police who are handling the investigation.






[Execution]


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Tennessee's first execution in 40 years has some religious leaders appalled.
Condemned child killer Robert Glen Coe is set to die Wednesday -- that falls in the middle of the holiest week on the Christian calendar.
Religious leaders say the timing shows the insensitivity to people and their beliefs.
But a spokeswoman for the Tennessee Supreme Court says the court chose the date because it was a week after a federal court lifted Coe's stay of execution.



[Toss-2-Robin]
Some severe weather out there tonight in certain spots... Let's check in now with Andrew in the weather center.[WX1]
[11:00pm] [04/16/2000]
WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]DOPPLER RADAR
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[VO/NAT=] LIGHTNING VIDEO
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Andrew Ad libs about weather video
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[WXPRO/FULL] TOMORROW FORECAST

[2-Shot toss back to anchor][Portugal]


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Seven people were killed today after toxic gas was thrown into a Portuguese nightclub.
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Witnesses say the club had four emergency exits, but everyone bolted for the narrow front entrance, where the victims were trampled.
Sixty others were treated for bruising and breathing difficulties.
So far, no one has claimed responsibility, though police say they have identified one of the attackers.
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[Tazewell-Coyotes]


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Tazewell County farmers are having trouble controlling the increasing number of coyotes that are killing sheep.
Local officials officials have been offering a 50 dollar bounty for each coyote killed and government trappers are also working to control the animals.
Animal rights groups, however, say bounties and trappings are cruel and ineffective.
Figures show coyotes are a problem across the state-- they killed more than 400 sheep, just last year.



[Danville-City-Manager]


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He may be the new kid on the block but that's not stopping Danville's new city manager.
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Jerry Gwaltney was only hired a few months ago but supporters, like Danville's Mayor, say he's already making progress.
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((RUBY ARCHIE/DANVILLE MAYOR: IT SEEMED THAT BEFORE HE CAME HERE WE WERE AT A STANDSTILL BUT NOW I THINK WE ARE ON THE MOVE AND NOW COUNCIL IS SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND WE WANT TO MAKE PROGRESS ECONOMICALLY.))
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Gwaltney says job creation is one of his main goals.
He recently brought Danville's development council under his direct leadership-- as a step in that direction.
The council is an organization that recruits businesses.
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((JERRY GWALTNEY/DANVILLE CITY MANAGER: IF WE'RE TO BE SUCCESSFUL WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DEVELOP A UNIFIED APPROACH ALSO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH A WORLDWIDE GLOBAL ECONOMY AND THAT'S WHERE DANVILLE CAN MAKE SOME HEADWAY.))
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[vo-nat]
Gwaltney has prior experience as a city manager.
Before coming to Danville-- he worked in Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina as well as Virginia.
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[Taxes]


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25 hours and counting until the April 17th tax deadline is here.
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[VO-NAT]
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This year-- tax payers were given an extra two days to file their federal returns since the 15th fell on a Saturday.

In West Virginia-- personal income taxes have become the state's number one source of income.
Tax officials credit a bulging labor force and Wall Street's bull market for income tax revenues that now outpace revenue from the state's six percent sales tax.
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Clinton and Iraq. Later on News 7, the president finds demonstators awaiting him in Beverly Hills.
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[VO-NAT]


And who really speaks for Elian Gonzalez? Still ahead, hear what his father is saying.
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[Buck-Mt-fire]


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The cause of yesterday's fire on Buck Mountain in Roanoke County probably won't be known for several days.
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J.P. Turner and Brothers lost its maintenance shop when fire broke out inside.
Investigators are expected to begin looking into the cause on Tuesday.
A dollar figure has NOT been attached to the damage... but it is expected to be high.
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[Elian]


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Elian Gonzalez's father is lashing out at his Miami relatives.
He insists his family is trying to turn his son against him.
Cathy Moss has more.
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((((sot: Juan Miguel Gonzalez/Elian's father)) - 19:06:11

"I'm going to tell you the truth. I don't have any tears left. I've cried too much."
In an exclusive 60 Minutes interview with CBS's Dan Rather, the father of six-year old Elian Gonzalez made it clear he wants his son to return with him to Cuba. Juan Miguel Gonzalez has been separated from Elian since last November, when the boy survived a boat accident that killed his mother and 10 others. Now the father is embroiled in a heated custody fight over Elian with his Miami relatives ... who claim he abused Elian and his mother back in Cuba. Gonzalez responded to the accusations.

((sot: Juan Miguel Gonzalez/Elian's father - 19:11:11))

"Gonzalez: Well, I'm not saying that as a father--that with my son--at certain times every father--when a child does something mischevious, well you could always spank your own son. But hurt him, I never hurt him and I never hurt his mother
Rather: Are you or are you not saying these are lies? Gonzalez: They are lies
Why the interview was on TV, Elian and his Miami relatives outside their Little Havana home
((nats))
But those who did watch in the crowd of supporters say they didn't believe Juan Miguel's words.

((sot; Ramon Saul Sanchez/Leader, Democracy Movement))


((standup))
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[Clinton]


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President Clinton was met by a small group of demonstrators outside a Democratic fundraiser in California.
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[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA]

Demonstrators held signs as the President and Vice President drove past the fundraiser which was held in Beverly Hills last night. The crowd wants the U-S to end sanctions against Iraq. Clinton had NO comment on the demonstration.
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How can 400-thousand dollars in restorations make a difference? Coming up see how one building in Campbell County was transformed.
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[VO-NAT]

And it's a dance all night and into the next day party -- all for a good cause. We'll tell you why these folks put on their dancing shoes when we return.
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[Avoca-Museum]


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One of Campbell County's most historic buildings had a face lift and is now ready to open its doors to the public once again.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Altavista]


The (uh-voh-kuh) Avoca Museum in Altavista celebrated its reopening this past week after more than 400- thousand dollars worth of restoration.
The money helped renovate the roof, shore up sagging walls and repaint much of the turn of the century home.
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[SOT 16:38:43]
[IN Q=There's no more]

((JOHELEN MARTIN/AVOCA MUSEUM: THERE'S NO MORE PEELING PAINT, AND IT'S FRESH, PRISTINE.. BUT HOPEFULLY THEY WILL SEE A BUILDING AS IT APPEARED IN 1901 WHEN IT WAS FIRST BUILT BY THE FAMILY FOLLOWING THE FIRE IN 1899.))
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[VO-NAT]


(uh-voh-kuh) Avoca is located on the home site of Charles Lynch, a Revolutionary War patriot.
Lynch's home and a subsequent house were destroyed by fire.
The current structure is listed as a Virginia Historical landmark.
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[Dance-A-Thon]


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Some local college students -- put their feet to the test this weekend -- in a 24-hour-dance-a-thon.
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[VO-NAT]
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Around 80 Virginia Tech students danced the day and night away to raise money for the Children's Miracle Network.
To participate, the dancers had to send out 10 contribution letters.
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[IN Q=Each dancer]

((JUSTIN BROD/EVENT COORDINATOR:WE PRE-WROTE THE LETTERS BUT THEN THEY WRITE A LITTLE PERSONAL NOTE ON THEM AND MAYBE SUGGEST A CONTRIBUTION LEVEL TO THEIR RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND THE LIKE, THEN THESE PEOPLE IN, TURN SEND THE ENVELOPE BACK))
[SUPER=01-Justin Brod/Fundraiser Coordinator]
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[OUT Q=envelope]
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[VO-NAT]


So far, most dancers have received around 200 dollars.
This is the first time a dance-a-thon has been held by students at Virginia Tech.
And the students hope to make it a long lasting tradition -- as a way to give back to kids in need in the community.

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The Salem Avalanche completed a four game series with Myrtle Beach today beating the Pelicans 4 to 1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Avalanche vs Pelicans; :]


This little kid enjoying a cool treat on a beautiful day at Salem Memorial Stadium.
Avalanche starting pitcher Jason Jennings had a good outing he goes seven innings allowing one hit and no runs.
Salem would extend the lead Chone Figgins doubles to left field scoring Brian Johnson and the Avalanche had a comfortable 3 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=37-Salem/4/Myrtle Beach/1/;]


The next batter Jerome Alviso would also double to left and Figgins rounds the bases to score the Avalanche wins it 4 to 1.
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[S-Braves]


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Terry Mulholland picked his first win of the season as Atlanta beat Milwaukee 2 to 1.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Milwaukee, WI/MSC; :]


A little chilly in Milwaukee today.
With the score tied at 1, Atlanta's Javier Lopez hits a grounder into left field scoring a run to make the score 2 to 1 Braves in the fourth.
[SUPER=35-Atlanta/2/Milwaukee/1/;]


Mulholland would throw 8 strong innings improving to 1 and 2 as the Braves edge the Brewers 2 to 1.
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[S-MLB]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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The New York Yankees closed out a series with Kansas City today beating the Royals 8 to 4.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/WNYW; :]


The Royals would take the lead in the first.
Mike Sweeney went 3 for 4 with three R-B-I's including the solo homer to left field in the first to give the Royals a 2 to nothing lead.
[SUPER=35-New York/8/Kansas City/4/;]


But Jim Leyritz belts his first homer of the season this solo shot to right centerfield and the Yankees get the 8 to 4 win.
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[S-Scores]


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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Toronto, Canada/KSTW; :]


A big day for Toronto's Alex Rodriguez.
Rodriguez hit three homers today driving in 7 runs as Seattle routs the Blue Jays 19 to 7.
And here are the rest of the scores.
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[S-BASEBALL]


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[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-69 TC 02:32]
[GRAPHIC=Baseball]


If you're a baseball player stuck in a softball uniform, The Roanoke area has another alternative for you, Adult baseball.
Denise Allen has more on the league.
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[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]
[SUPER=01-Randal Holley/Adult Baseball League;:24]
[SUPER=01-Dave Ward/Tornadoes Coach; :34]
[SUPER=01-Brad Archer/Blues Player Coach; :46]
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[OUT Q=NEWS 7 SPORTS]
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[IN Q=you need to]

(())
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[OUT Q=for you]


It's time to tryout for the adult baseball league. The 20 game season starts at the end of the month and if you're game there are spots on the rosters of the 18 and over and 30 over teams.
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[IN Q=hardball is a]

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And these guys will admit it's a chance to reconnect with their youth.
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The teams have already started practicing. The season officially begins April 30th.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))



[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-63 (21:32)]
[GRAPHIC=Talladega Logo]


Jeff Gordon snapped a 13 race winless streak today winning the Diehard 500 at Talladega.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ABC SPORTS; :]


The cars would ride three wide early in the race averaging 189 miles per hour and only two seconds seperated the first 37 cars on the track.
Mark Martin would then break away from the pack and lead a group running in single file with 155 laps to go.
Jimmy Spencer would lead after 103 laps but with less than 100 to go he and Earnhardt would run side by side in the front of the pack.
Jeff Burton came from the 38-th spot and he was the leader just past the halfway mark.
But Burton wouldn't stay up front long because Jeff Gordon pulled to the front to lead the field with 82 laps to go.
Then the big one happened. The 32 car gets lose in traffic and spins collecting 17 cars in a crash that ended at the start finish line bringing out the caution.
Gordon dodged that crash taking the lead with 4 laps to go and he holds off Mike Skinner to win his first race of the 2-thousand season and the 50-th of his career.
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[IN Q="I learned...]
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[ANCHOR=Roy]
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Dale Earnhardt was third, Kenny Irwin fourth and Jimmy Spencer fifth.




[S-Tech]


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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-68 (5:12)]
[GRAPHIC=NFL Draft 200]


James Madison running back Curtis Keaton is a Cincinnati Bengal. Keaton was selected as 97-th pick in the fourth round of the N-F-L draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :]


Virginia Tech defensive back Anthony Midget was chosen the 134-th pick going in the fifth round of the draft.
Midget was a key force in Tech's top ranked college defense last season.
And Tech running back Shyrone Stith was the 243-rd pick in the seventh round going to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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[TALENT=Roy]
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Virginia Linebacker Shannon Taylor, who played at Patrick Henry, was the 184-th pick in the sixth round.
Taylor is headed to the San Diego Chargers.
Taylor's teammate defensive back Antwan Harris was the 187-th pick by New England in the sixth round.
Former P-H Star Chris Combs was picked 173-rd in the sixth round by Pittsburgh.




[S-Golf]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-61 (1:21:41)]
[GRAPHIC=Jerel Whiting]


Jerel Whiting, The young golfer from Martinsville, finished finished third in the 11 and 12 division of the International Junior golf tournament at the Homestead.
Whiting finished with a total of 155.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hilton Head Island, SC/CBS SPORTS; :]


The P-G-A tour made its stop in Hilton Head today.
Stewart Cink came from four shots down to win the M-C-I Classic. He shot a 6 under par 65 for a total of 270, 14 under par and a two shot win over Tom Lehman.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
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[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-56 (2:96:10)]
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The Charlotte Hornets moved closer to Philadelphia for the fourth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.
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The Hornets were in Boston taking on Rick Pitino's Celtics.
Boston's Kenny Anderson steps behind the line and nails the three pointer and the Celtics trailed the Hornets 70 to 65.
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But Charlotte gets out on the run and hits Eddie Jones for two of his game high 25 and the Hornets win the game 105 to 102.
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