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[ANCHOR=Jean]

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Coming up on News 7-
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Remembering the 13 victims one year after Columbine-
while a local 15 year old girl faces charges of making internet threats against classmates.
And one grocery chain is closing dozens of stores-
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[Talent=Jean]


And a chilly Friday? Stay with us. News 7 is next.

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[VO-NAT]


While the vicitims of the Columbine shooting are remembered in Colorado... Pulaski County High school and the Governor's School are shut down because of Columbine-inspired threats.
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[Pulaski-Threat]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A 15 year old girl is in custody tonight ... charged with the web site threat that closed down the two schools for the day.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Dublin;]


The girl is a freshman at the high school.
Authorities say she created the web site in a school computer lab yesterday afternoon.
Students and administrators describe the site as a "Hit List" that threatened harm to about 100 people -- mainly couples, football players and staff.
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[IN Q=This particular web site]

((DAVID COX/PULASKI CO. SUPERINTENDENT: THIS PARTICULAR WEB SITE WAS TEXT-BASED AND CONTAINED STUDENT AND STAFF MEMBER NAMES AS WELL AS CATEGORICALLY-DEFINED STUDENTS. AT THE TOP OF THE TEXT PAGE, IT READ: THE FIRST PEOPLE TO KILL.))
[SUPER=01-David Cox/Pulaski Co. Superintendent;]
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[OUT Q=people to kill.]
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[VO-NAT]


Sophomore Kelly Hodges was one of a group of cheerleaders singled out in the list.
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[SOT 22:20 - :29]
[IN Q=Does it surprise you]

((MARYA: DOES IT SURPRISE YOU THAT THIS WOULD GO ON? KELLY HODGES: NOT REALLY, WITH ALL THE BOMB THREATS I WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING LIKE THE COLUMBINE THING.))
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[OUT Q=the Columbine thing.]
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[VO-NAT]


The suspect is charged with making an electronic threat to kill or harm.
That felony carries up to five years in prison.
She's been suspended from school, pending a school board review.
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[Columbine]


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In Littleton, Colorado a threat turned into reality- one year ago today.
It was then, that two students opened fire at school- killing 13 people.
Tonight in Littleton the bell tolled 13 times and candles lit up the night- in remembrance of the victims.
Lee Cowan is there.
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[SUPER=03-Littleton, CO]
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((NAT/ BELLS TOLLING NARR:
What was supposed to be a very private day ended up very public just like the killings themselves.
NAT/SOT COLUMBINE SONG AT DAY MEMORIAL

Columbine, friend of mind NARR:
The Columbine anniversary was remembered as another day in a long road to recovery, and as far as this community has come there is still a long painful way to go.
Just this week, 15 victims families filed suit against the Jefferson County Sheriffs Department, alleging negligence in a tragedy some say good police work might have prevented.
The most astonishing accusation that it was a police bullet that killed one of the 12 students who died not a bullet from one of the teen killers.
There is still the sheriffs departments unfinished investigative report that families had to sue to see.
And there is still the question of what kind of memorial should be built, where, and with what funds.
But this anniversary was focused on the positive the changes in school security, the attention being paid to troubled teens and the hope and unity that have come out of a tragedy meant to divide.
SOT/FROM EARLIER

NARR:
This unwanted anniversary has its place in the healing process but many say its time to begin that process, alone. COWAN ON CAM: As much as Columbine wanted this to be a private memorial most knew it couldn't be the point of remembering isn't always about looking back -- one student said -- its about using those memories to change the future. Lee Cowan, CBS News, Littleton Colorado.))

[Million-Mom]


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The violence at Columbine has lead mothers across the country to sign up for the Million Mom March that's taking place in Washington D.C. on Mothers Day.
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Code (Cody) Sizemore is organizing a group from Roanoke to the march on the Mall.
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[IN Q=Our main goal]

((CODE SIZEMORE: OUR MAIN GOAL IS TO TELL CONGRESS THAT WE WANT COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS PASSED WE AREN'T TRYING TO BAN GUNS WE JUST WANT SAFETY FOR OUR CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Code' Sizemore/Roanoke Organizer]
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[OUT Q=for our children.]
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[VO-NAT]


It's not to late to sign up for the Million Mom March.
If you're interested you can call Code Sizemore at 540-427-4074 or you check out what the Million Mom March is all about on the web -- just go to million mom- march- dot- com.
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[Bomb-Threat]


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A teenager will spend two months in a detention center for making bomb threats to schools in Lynchburg.
A juvenile court judge handed the 15-year-old boy that sentence yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg/March]


The judge says it was appropriate punishment for making threats against two city schools last month.
Once the boy serves his time, he'll also face disciplinary action from the school system.
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[Disabled-Housing]


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One out of every five people in this country are disabled.
Despite that, many say there is lack of affordable, accessible housing in the Roanoke Valley.
Joy Sutton has more.
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(( Amy Peters is paralyzed on the left side of her body. She says her apartment has amenities that make it easy for her to be independent.
Peters says she is one of the lucky ones.
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((AMY PETERS: THIS HAS MADE ME HAPPY CAUSE I'M FREE. IF I WAS IN A NURSING HOME I'D HATE THE WORLD)) [RUNS09]
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((KAREN MICHALSKI/BLUE RIDGE INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTER: THERE'S A REAL PROBLEM IN THIS AREA FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TRYING TO LOCATE AFFORDABLE ACCESSIBLE HOUSING)) [RUNS08]
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The Blue Ridge Independent Living Center not only assists people in finding housing -- but also helps people like Felicia Turner -- to add things like railings -- and other features to their homes.
But the center could soon lose a large chunk of its funding used for home modifications.
Turner knows from her search for a new place that the funding is needed.
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((FELICIA TURNER:I PAY SUBSIDIZED RENT HERE, WERE TRYING TO FIND SOME PLACE THAT WAS MORE ACCESSIBLE. BUT WE'VE HAD VERY LITTLE LUCK)) [RUNS10]
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((BOB FETZER/BUILDING SPECIALISTS: SOME OF THE MAJOR FEATURES IN THE BATHROOM INCLUDE THE GRAB BARS AROUND THE COMMODE)) [RUNS08]
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Bob Fetzer has made several of his properties accessible for people with disabilities.
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((BOB FETZER: WE WERE ABLE TO OFFER THE APARTMENTS AT A MUCH LOWER RENTAL BECAUSE OF THE RENTAL REHAB PROGRAM THAT WAS AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF ROANOKE UP UNTIL 1995, NOW THAT MONEY HAS PRETTY MUCH DRIED UP)) [RUNS14]
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Fetzer says the city needs to help out once again and builders need to focus on building housing that is accessible to everyone.
Amy Peters says having affordable accessible housing makes all the difference in the world.
Joy Sutton, News 7, Roanoke.))

[Gates]


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A second man now faces charges from a 1998 Roanoke bank robbery.
A federal grand jury in Roanoke today indicted 19-year old Keith Obie Gates on bank robbery and weapons charges.
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[VO-NAT]
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Prosecutors allege Gates took part in the November 2nd, 1998 robbery of the First National Exchange Bank on Peter's Creek Road.
If convicted on all counts, Gates could spend up to 35 years in prison.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A year ago, another man-- Yvon Vital Majeus (ee-VON VI-tal MAY-juss)-- pleaded guilty to using a weapon in the crime and driving the getaway car.
After pleading guilty, Majeus helped the F-B-I investigate the robbery.

[Counterfeiting]


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The federal grand jury also indicted three people on counterfeiting charges.
Duane B. Wise of Roanoke and Diego A. Silva of College Point, New York are both charged with passing countefeit money.
If convicted, they could each spend up to 15 years in prison.
Elvis A. Anderson of Rosedale, Maryland faces two counts of possesion of counterfeit currency.
He could face 25 years.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead on News 7, hope for laid off textile wokers.
Health insurance may be on the way and more new jobs are coming to Henry County
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[VO-NAT]


Thousands of Cubans rally in support of Elian's father as he pleads for help from the American people.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens in the News 7 sports office with news of more academic concerns at Tennessee. Ron Dayne checks in with teh Giants, Bodine gets back behind the wheel at Richmond, round one of teh Chrysler Classic in Greensboro is in the books and speaking of books we'll talk with local author Roland Lazaenyby about his latest work on Kobe Bryant tonight on the Big 7.))

[Textile-Relief]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Laid off textile workers could be just a couple of months away from getting health insurance.
Yesterday, the General Assembly voted to override the governor's veto-- that might keep emergency health insurance money in the budget.
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For hundreds of former textile workers like Thereasa (ter-REESA) Vaughn (VON), the news comes as a relief.
She's a former Tultex worker who has been struggling for more than half a year.
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[IN Q=If my kids]

((IF MY KIDS GET SICK I CAN TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR WITHOUT WORRYNG ABOUT THEIR TREATMENT OR MEDICINES. WE PAID OUR INSURANCE A WEEK BEFORE THEY SENT US A LETTER IN THE MAIL WITH OUR LAST CHECK AND WE HAD NO INSURANCE THE NEXT DAY. SO HOW WOULD THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?))
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((BUT CERTAINLY OUR SIDE OF THIS ISSUE PREVAILED. HOPEFULLY THE GOVERNOR WILL NOW GO AHEAD AND SIGN THE BUDGET BILL AND WILL NOT ATTEMPT TO USE THE VETO PEN TO DO FURTHER DAMAGE.))
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[OUT Q=do further damage.]
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[VO-NAT]


If the governor does approve the 7-million dollar health insurance program, relief could come as soon as June first.
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[New-Business]


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A leading national packaging company has announced it needs 150 new workers.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.]


The Alliance Group, a part of the Rock Tenn Company announced its latest assembly plant of domestic products in Henry County today.
The company helps assemble packaging for health and beauty aids, cosmetics and tobacco.
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[IN Q=We will]

((JIM EINSTEIN/ALLIANCE GROUP VICE PRES.: WE WILL ACTUALLY BE TAKING DISPLAY COMPONENTS AND CUSTOMER PRODUCT AND MARRYING THEM TOGETHER WE WILL BE ASSEMBLING THE COMPONENTS AND PACKING THE PRODUCT IN THE DISPLAYS AND PREPARING THEM TO BE SHIPPED OUT TO THE CUSTOMER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OR DIRECTLY TO THE RETAILER.))
[SUPER=01-Jim Einstein/Alliance Group Vice-President;]
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The company plans to start production June first.
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[Meningitis]


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Day two of meningitis vaccination begins tomorrow at Radford University.
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The Student Health Center ran out of the vaccine today after administering one thousand doses to mostly freshman.


The school ordered one thousand more vaccines.
The students are taking precautions after three students contracted meningitis in one week.
A Health Department investigation shows no relation between the three cases, but students are skeptical.
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((MELISSA WILLIARD/RU SOPHOMORE: I THINK THAT THEY'RE RELATED IT'S JUST TOO WEIRD FOR EVERYBODY TO GET IT IN A WEEK.))


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[OUT Q=in a week.]
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[VO-NAT]


The shots are offered at Moffett and Muse Halls.
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[Cuban-Boy]


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An emotional plea from the father of Elian Gonzalez today.. asking the American public to help him get his son back.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bethesda, MD]


Juan Miguel Gonzalez spoke from the Maryland home where he's staying while waiting to be reunited with Elian.
Gonzalez wants American parents who support him to put pressure on the federal government.
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[SOT 16:32:52 4pm NAT]
[IN Q=Please send a]

((JUAN MIGUEL GONZALEZ/ELIAN'S FATHER: PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE, WRITE IT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL THAT PLEASE UNITE ME WITH MY SON IMMEDIATELY, THAT PLEASE DON'T ABUSE MY SON ANY LONGER. I LOVE MY SON AND I WOULD LIKE HIM TO BE AT MY SIDE WITH ME.))
[SUPER=10-Juan Miguel Gonzalez/Elian's Father/Voice of Translator;]
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[OUT Q=my side with me.]
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[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile thousands of Cubans protested in the streets of Havana, angry over the delays in returning Elian to his father.
President Clinton said today there's "no" reason the two should not be reunited as quickly as possible.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
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If you want to lose weight, you better start working out-- A LOT!
More on the latest government reccomendations when we return.
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[VO-NAT]


And get a lesson in fifties pop-culture-- while you eat.
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[Working-Out]


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If you're exercising to lose weight chances are you're not working out long enough or frequently enough.
That's the finding of a new study.
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[vo-nat]
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The report says more than half of Americans admit to being overweight-
Only 28 percent of those trying to slim down say they exercise 30 minutes a day at least five days a week- the minimun government recommendation.
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[Winn-Dixie]


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Winn Dixie is trimming some fat from its operation.
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The company will close more than a hundred stores and cut thousands of jobs.
The restructuring plan announced today would eliminate 11-thousand jobs throughout the Midwest and Southeast, including Virginia.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[SS=HOLD]


For competitive reasons, Winn Dixie won't say which stores will be closing.
The company's chairman said the cuts were needed to improve overall efficiency and support the supermarkets that will stay open.

[Pink-Cadillac]


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Elvis has rolled into Natural Bridge and parked in a Pink Cadillac.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Natural Bridge;]

The king of Rock and Roll takes front and center stage at a new diner called the Pink Cadillac. It's stuffed with fifties memorabilia and pulls in hungry travelers from Route 11.
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[SOT 3:54:29]
[IN Q=Seeing it]

((CINDY HENDRON/TOURIST: SEEING IT OFF THE HIGHWAY WE JUST TURNED TO EACH OTHER AND SAID HMMM... SOUNDS LIKE A WINNER. AND THEN WE PULLED UP AND IT WAS REALLY CUTE, THE DECOR'S CUTE AND FUN TO LOOK AT.))
[SUPER=01-Cindy Hendron/Tourist;]
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[OUT Q=to look at]
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[VO-NAT]

The Pink Cadillac features an old-fashioned ice cream parlor, where the owner treats local handicapped people every Sunday.
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[SOT 4:21:28]
[IN Q=They all have]

((THEY ALL HAVE BANANA SPLITS. I GET THE JUKEBOX GOING ... REALLY ENJOY GOING THERE.))
[SUPER=01-Steve Russek/Owner;]
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[OUT Q=going there]
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[VO-NAT]

Russek plans to add a fresh seafood buffet to the current fare of chicken, burgers and chili. The restaurant used to be in Augusta County.
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[S-Extra]


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Academic fumbles abound at Tennessee, or do they. Ron Dayne arrives in New York. We'll hear from the heir apparent to Thomas Jones at UVa. And hear from the local author of Kobe Bryant's new book.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=75-Richmond; :00]

But first in tonight's Extra Point, a man who could write a book or two about his life experiences, Geoffrey Bodine, is finally back behind the wheel and driving just over 60 days after almost getting killed in a wreck at Daytona. Bodine tested at Richmond this week, and may race as soon as next Sunday in California. He also turned 51 years old on Tuesday of this week.
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[S-Tennessee]


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[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=TENNESSEE]

The University of Tennessee's football program is again under fire for suspicious academic practices and this time the allegations are coming from a University professor. Linda Bensel-Meyers, who is an english professor at UT, reviewed the academic transcripts of 37 Volunteer football players.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]

She says her findings indicate that academic policies are regularly manipulated to keep athletes eligible. She says her findings show that athletes received 101 grade changes with many going to players who were in jeopardy of losing their eligibility. She says one player was on academic review for 14 semesters, but still was never kicked out of the university. Plus, she says at least 13 players were juniors or seniors and still didn't have a declared major.
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[TALENT=MIKE]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD UT]

Tennessee's provost Jon Peters reviewed the material along with other upper level administrators, but like the NCAA decided that it did not violate any NCAA rules.

[S-Dayne]


[ANCHOR=MIke]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-67 623TC]
[GRAPHIC=GIANTS]


The New York Giants prized rookie Ron Dayne arrived in New York today to meet his new teammates as mini-camp for the Giants get set to begin. The Giants coach Jim Fassel says he hope to work him to death, and Dayne says he's ready for the challenge.
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[IN Q=Hey I hope...]
[SUPER=01-Ron Dayne/Giants Rookie Tailback; :00]
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[OUT Q=...EVERY OTHER RUNNINGBACK."]
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[S-Harris]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58 1:57:04]
[GRAPHIC=UVa football]


The Virginia Cavaliers spring workouts wrapped up earlier this week, and if having confidence in one's abilites means anything - the Cavs may be better off at the running back spot than most first imagined.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


Arlen Harris is the likely candidate to replace all-time rushing leadr Thomas Jones.. Number 23 is only a sophomore but had a chance to learn from a top 10 draft pick all last season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="even]
[SUPER=01-Arlen Harris/UVa Sophomore Running Back; :00]

((ARLEN HARRIS/UVA SOPHOMORE RUNNING BACK:EVEN THOUGH I AM STARTING OFF RIGHT NOW AND AM THE FIRST ONE TO GO IN CAN'T TAKE THAT FOR GRANITE, I AM DEFINITELY GOING TO BE READY BY THE SEASON. I HAD A GREAT SPRING, FEEL FASTER. I KNOW I GOT BIG SHOES TO FILL BUT I DON'T EVEN LOOK AT IT THAT WAY. I HAVE BEEN GETTING READY FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR THE THE LONGEST TIME, SO I FEEL I'M GONNA BE READY, I FEEL IT'S MY SPOT TO KEEP.))
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[OUT Q=....my spot to keep"]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Provo, UT;]


Harris rushed for just 112 yards last fall in limited action but is ready to take over the running load. Arlen must run behind an offensive line that lost two All-American lineman.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="a lot ]

((A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE BEEN STEPPING UP, THEY'RE DOING GOOD. WE'RE NOT AS DEEP AS WE SHOULD BE, BUT OTHER THAN THAT, I FEEL COMFORTABLE BEHIND THE LINE AND I THINK WE'RE GONNA HAVE A GOOD YEAR.))
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[OUT Q=have a good year"]
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[VO-NAT]


Antoine Womack sat out spring ball but was on the sideline during this past Friday night's spring game. He should return next season an also compete for the starting position at running back.
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[S-Reds]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-66]
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It's been a slow go so far, but Ken Griffey Junior is starting to pay big dividends in hometown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/Giants vs. Reds; :00]

Today Junior broke out of a 2-for 17 slump by blasting two homeruns out of Synergy Field in Cincinnati to lead the Reds to a lopsided 11-to-1 win over the San Francisco Giants. Griffey now has five homers on the season.
[SUPER=35-San Francisco/1/Cincinnati/11;]

The Giants, meanwhile, have now dropped nine of their last ten games.
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[S-Orioles]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-63 2444]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD/HTS-MLB; :00]

Last night Cal Ripken hit his first game winning homer in 16 years, this afternoon all he had to was watch the Devil Rays self destruct in the seventh inning. Three times in the seventh inning the pitcher and catcher, Jeff Sparks and Mike DeFelice crossed each other up.
[SUPER=35-Tampa Bay/4/Baltimore/8;]

Twice the O's scored on the miscues to insure their 8-to-4 win. The O's have suddenly won four in a row.
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Brian Henninger and Scott Verplank share the lead after the opening round of the Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic. Hal Sutton is one of five golfers just a shot behind at five under, while defending champ Jesper Parvenik is at three under.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]

This is the 62nd year for the Greensboro Classic, and while the addition of the Chrysler Corporation has helped take the prize money to new levels in recent years, it's always been the hard work of the Greensboro Jaycees that makes the event such a success.
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[IN Q="This is a huge...]
[SUPER=01-Dick Baker/Tournament Director; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...TIED TO IT."]
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The NBA regular season wrapped up last night and the playoffs begin this weekend.
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Local author Roland Lazenby will be closely following the league's top team the Lakers this postseason.
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[VO-NAT]

Lazenby spent most of last year with Kobe, and he has detailed those experiences in his recently released book entitled "Mad Game"- the NBA education of Kobe Bryant. Kobe went straight from the high school ranks to NBA stardom and that not only rubbed some of the league's established stars in the wrong way, but it certainly had an affect on his young teammate Shaquille O'Neal.
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[IN Q="Phil Jackson...]
[SUPER=01-Roland Lazenby/Author of 42 Books; :00]
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[OUT Q=...they'll do fine."]
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[vo nat con't] In the book, Lazenby also dismisses the notion that Kobe is a prima donna. In fact, Lazenby puts Bryant in some mighty impressive company.
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[IN Q="I worry...]
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[OUT Q=...that driven."]
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