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These things really do come in threes sometimes.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX: three bank robberies this month in Lynchburg- -where there hadn't been ONE this year.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And the search resumes for a small plane believed to have gone down in West Virginia.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, Alabama gets break from the NCAA, Byrd, Floyd and Lord Botetourt get ready for tomorrow's state semi-final in girl's basketball.
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And clear a place on the mantle - Frank Beamer is a unanimous choice as this year's Big East coach of the year.
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WX-Head
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How about a nice, quiet forecast all the way through the weekend? The mild, sunny details straight ahead. Open
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Bank-Robberies


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-100
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


After almost a year without a bank robbery, Lynchburg has had three in two weeks.
That includes this morning's holdup at the First Virginia Bank on Main Street, which has been hit twice this month.
DOUBLE BOXES=KEITH/STEVE/MICROWAVE


Steve Smallshaw joins us from Lynchburg. Steve, is there an explanation for this rash of bank jobs?
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Keith, police don't really have an explanation for it, unless you buy into the theory that everything happens in threes.
While they have a definite suspect in one of the robberies, they still have not been able to make any arrests.
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((
It's been a tough month to be a banker in Lynchburg.
November 14th, two men hold up the First Virginia bank on Main Street.
November 29th, the Nationsbank on Boonsboro Road is hit.
And this morning, First Virginia is robbed again.. the suspects had only gone a hundred feet before a red dye pack in their bag of money exploded.
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SOT 10:48:18 (#1)
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((DOUG PICKERAL/EYEWITNESS: THEY WAS RUNNING FROM THE BANK, THE TWO OF THEM, AND THE BOMB BLOWED UP IN THE BAG, YOU KNOW. AND MONEY WENT EVERYWHERE AND THEY TOOK A LEFT AND RUN OFF DOWN THE ROAD.))
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Pickeral helped recover some of the money and returned it to the bank.
A police tracking dog was called to the scene, but the trail in this robbery.. like the other two, had gone cold.
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SOT 12:39:54
IN Q=Any explanation

((Q: ANY EXPLANATION FOR THREE BANK ROBBERIES IN TWO WEEKS? CMDR. EARL BURNETTE: NO, NONE. I DON'T KNOW WHETHER THE PUBLICITY HAS ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT OR NOT. Q: DO YOU BELIEVE THERE'S ANY CONNECTION BETWEEN ANY OF THESE ROBBERIES? BURNETTE: IT'S TOO EARLY TO TELL RIGHT NOW, BUT WE'RE CERTAINLY LOOKING INTO THAT POSSIBILITY.))
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LIVE=Steve/Full


Burnette says there are one or two similarities in the physical descriptions of the bank robbers, but not enough to conclude these robberies are the work of the same men.
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Plane-Search


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-89
GRAPHIC=None


The search continued today for a Lynchburg pilot whose plane may have crashed in the mountains of West Virginia.
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Rescue teams began searching late Tuesday in a rugged and snow- covered section of Webster County.
They're looking for 31- year- old Colin Campbell who was flying to the Lynchburg Regional Airport when he disappeared.
Poor visibility had kept helicopters on the ground, but one was in the air this morning and three more were expected to join the search this afternoon.
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Roofing


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-88
GRAPHIC=None


A Roanoke man suffered severe injuries today after a roofing accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Witnesses say Skid Wheller was weather- proofing a house on 11th Street when he apparently lost his footing and fell thirty- two feet.
When emergency crews arrived he was not breathing.
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((HAROLD THOMPSON/WITNESS: I RAN, CALLED 911 AND COME BACK HERE AND CHECKED ON HIM. HE WAS LAYING THERE. I WAS HOLLERING FOR HIM. HE DIDN'T SAY NOTHING. I WAS SCARED TO MOVE HIM. HE DIDN'T COME TO AND WAS TELLING EVERYONE TO LIFT HIS HEAD AND I DIDN'T WANT TO MOVE HIM. I WAS SCARED. ))
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After a few minutes, emergency medical technicians were able to revive Wheller. He was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital but has been transferred to U- V- A Hospital for more treatment.
No word yet on his condition.
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Wilkerson


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-102
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Two years after a million- dollar arson fire scorched E.C. Glass High School in Lynchburg, the legal proceedings continue to drag on for one of the juveniles charged in the crime.
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17- year- old Elmo Jason Wilkerson was set free last summer when prosecutors violated his right to a speedy trial on the arson charge.
Wilkerson now faces charges of statutory burglary and damaging a public building.
A judge this week rejected a defense claim that the new charges constitute double jeopardy for Wilkerson.
His trial is expected to last through tomorrow.
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Craig


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-92
GRAPHIC=None


The truck driver who escaped injury in a flaming crash in Franklin County last month has been fined 50- dollars.
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VO-NAT
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Last month a tractor trailer hauling thousands of gallons of a toxic chemical overturned, and exploded at the intersection of Routes 220 and 605.
The fumes forced dozens of Fork Mountain residents to evacuate their homes.
45- year- old Norman Craig of Winston-Salem, North Carolina was behind the wheel of the rig that morning.
Today a judge in a Franklin County convicted him of improper driving.
Craig was fined 50- dollars and ordered to pay court costs.
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Lake-Planning


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-94
GRAPHIC=None


How to make the beauty of Smith Mountain Lake more accessible to more people--that's the challenge for one newly- formed group of business and government leaders.
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VO-NAT
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A project called Smith Mountain Lake Vision has brought together representatives from Bedford, Franklin and Pittsylvania counties.
They're meeting today and tomorrow at Bernard's Landing for a strategic planning workshop.
The group says it's excited about future development at the lake-- a future EVERYONE can enjoy.
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((JIM BROWN/S.M.L. POLICY ADVISORY BOARD: WE JUST GOT BACK THE RESULTS OF A SURVEY THAT WE SENT OUT TO SOME 17,000 PEOPLE, RANDOMLY SELECTED IN THE COUNTIES. MANY OF THE COMMENTS THAT CAME BACK SAID YES THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL LAKE BUT WE NEED MORE PUBLIC ACCESS. A LOT OF PEOPLE HERE CAN'T AFFORD THOSE NICE HOMES ON THE LAKE AND IT SHOULD BELONG TO ALL OF US-- AND IT SHOULD.))
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Brown says in the past, the three counties have worked hard on individual projects for their own communities.
He hopes planning workshops like this one will pave the way for new ideas and activities at the lake.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6--So whose land is it anyway? The fight over annexation is heating up in Carroll County.
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and a potential traffic headache-- find out how Roanoke drivers will be getting around once the bridge comes down.
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Walnut-Bridge


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-86
GRAPHIC=None


The Walnut Avenue bridge in Roanoke is coming down, and construction of its replacement may disrupt traffic for a year.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The bridge over the Roanoke River will close on December 18th at nine A- M.
It carries more than six thousand cars every day, and traffic on route 116 will have to be re- routed.
A second detour will provide access to Mill Mountain and residential streets in the area.
The bridge was built in 1890, and it will cost the city nearly two million dollars to replace it.
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Carroll-Annexation


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-96
GRAPHIC=Annexation

Carroll County and Hillsville town officials were able to shake hands instead of fists today, as a three-judge court approved their annexation compromise.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( The compromise brings a cease fire to a three year- old border war.
The deal is good for the next 15 years. Hillsville will nearly double in size, and possibly triple later on, though it gives up further annexation rights during that time.
It will also see a net gain of at least 75 thousand dollars a year through sharing half of Carroll County's meals and lodging taxes at the I-77/U.S. 58 interchange.
But the county will still encompass the 80 million dollars worth of property there.
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((BILLY MITCHELL/CARROLL CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE MAINTAIN DIRECT OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OF THE INTERSTATE AND INDUSTRIAL PARK AREA, WHICH I THINK WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE PEOPLE OF CARROLL COUNTY AND THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. ))
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A Carroll County landowner voiced the only opposition, arguing Hillsville should expand to the interstate or not at all.
Lacy Bowman says the 75 thousand dollar gain isn't nearly enough to provide services for the areas the town WILL take in.
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((LACY BOWMAN/INTERVENER: THAT DOESN'T GO VERY FAR, PUTTING IN SEWER LINES AND WATER SYSTEMS AND THINGS. ))
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((LARRY SOUTH/HILLSVILLE TOWN MANAGER: THAT'S WHY THE AMENDMENT WAS WORDED THE WAY IT WAS, TO GIVE THE TOWN THE LEEWAY TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS AS APPROPRIATE BASED ON REVENUES AND THE ABILITY TO PAY. ))
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The annexation process has cost Hillsville and Carroll County taxpayers more than 700 thousand dollars. Officials on both sides would like the healing process to begin now, but Lacy Bowman is still considering whether to take his case to the state Supreme Court. Tracy Altizer, News 7 Hillsville. ))

Salem-Rescue


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#95-93
GRAPHIC=None


An audit has apparently turned up additional problems with the finances of the Salem Rescue squad.
But city officials hope the report, due within the next two weeks, will put to rest lingering questions about squad record keeping.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


Salem City Council authorized the audit several months ago. An independent accounting firm is reviewing squad records dating back three years.
City Manager Randy Smith says the report may raise questions about a number of financial transactions, but Smith says he doesn't know if the audit will lead to another criminal investigation.
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((RANDY SMITH/SALEM CITY MANAGER: THIS, LIKE A LOT OF OTHER MATTERS THAT HAVE BEEN HANGING FIRE, FOR SO LONG A TIME, NEED TO BE PUT TO REST AND I THINK WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO DOING THAT WITH THIS ONE.))
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ANCHOR=Keith


Two former officials of the Salem squad, Garry Lautenschlager
(LOWT-uhn-SCHLAY-guhr) and Ray Houff (huff), have been convicted of embezzling

from squad accounts.

Mascotech


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-95
GRAPHIC=Mascotech


Workers at a Salem manufacturer have decided NOT to go union.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Employees at Mascotech voted against the United Auto Workers by just 12 votes.
The un-official tally was 66-to-54.
Mascotech came to Salem about a year ago.
It makes engines and axles for the Volvo- G-M truck plant in Dublin.
The man who led the organizing drive was surprised by the election results.
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((FRANKLIN STONER/UNITED AUTO WORKERS REPRESENTATIVE: WHAT THEY BROUGHT ME DOWN HERE FOR WAS TO TRY TO GET BETTER WAGES AND BETTER BENEFITS AND TO BE TREATED LIKE HUMAN BEINGS. THAT WAS SOME OF THE BIG ISSUES.))
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A manager at Mascotech says the company is pleased with the vote.
The U-A-W has targeted a number of local companies for organizing drives.
SUPER=@File;


Most of them are Volvo-G-M suppliers.
They moved here after the truck plant announced a major expansion last year.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Wall Street's string of six straight record closes ended today. Profit takers forced the Dow down 31 points. NASDAQ was up just a little more than one point.
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Tenure


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=Education


College professors are increasingly in the hot seat over the issue of tenure.
Today, lawmakers and college faculty members counted the pros and the cons of the ultimate in job security.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Once college professors get tenure-- barring gross misconduct, they've got a job for life.
The down side is that good teachers may never become tenured professors, because they don't bring in research dollars or write famous books.
A newspaper reporter delivered the blunt message from the public to the American Association of University Professors in Richmond.
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((RUTH INTRESS/RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH: LET'S FACE IT. TENURE HAS BEEN ABUSED. TEACHING HAS BEEN UNDERVALUED IN TENURE DECISIONS. TENURE DOES PROTECT LAZY FACULTY OR BURNT-OUT FACULTY.))
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SOT 02:58:29 TAPE ONE

((DAVID HAGER/ODU PRESIDENT: WE'RE EASY TARGETS. WE HAVE NOT EXPLAINED OURSELVES WELL. I KNOW WE DON'T DRINK CAPPUCINO AND MOW THE LAWN ALL DAY. I'D LIKE TO. BUT I KNOW THIS IS A TOUGH BUSINESS. PEOPLE WORK 60 AND 70 HOURS A WEEK. IT'S NOT SOMETHING WHERE WE'RE WELL PAID.))
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((TOM MORRIS/EMORY & HENRY COLLEGE PRESIDENT: OH I THINK THAT THE BEST ARGUMENT FOR TENURE CONTINUES TO BE THE HISTORIC ONE. THAT IT ALLOWS PEOPLE TO SPEAK AND PUBLISH FREELY.))
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((DEL. PANNY RHODES: I RECOGNIZE SOME OF THE GOOD ASPECTS...AWAY FROM THE STUDENTS.))
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((THE MESSAGE FROM THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY TO PROFESSORS IS CLEAN UP YOUR OWN HOUSE, OR FACE A POLITICAL MAKEOVER OF THE TENURE PROCESS. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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ABC


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Va. Seal


Soon shoppers will be able to grab some Jack Daniels along with their milk and bread.
Liquor stores inside your local supermarkets could be coming soon to a strip mall near you.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


A-B-C officials say they'll open a pilot store inside a Farm Fresh store in Norfolk this month.
If it works, they'll take the concept statewide.
House Democratic Leader Tom Moss was pleasantly surprised by the news.
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((DEL. TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: AND IF YOU CAN HAVE A ONE STOP SHOPPER, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT? I MEAN IF THEY GO TO BUY THE GROCERIES, AND THEY HAVE A NEED LIKE I SAY FOR EGGNOG OR WHATEVER IT IS, THEY CAN GET IT ALL IN ONE PLACE.))
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: WELL I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S -- THEY'RE GONNA GET THE BOOZE ANYWAY.))
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A-B-C employees will continue to work in the mini-stores, and all the usual laws will still apply.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, we'll preview tomorrow's Girls state basketball semi-finals at the salem Civic Center as Byrd, Botetourt and Floyd shoot for the stars.
Plus Bama gets a break from the NCAA.
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And Virginia Tech cleans up as the Big East conference passes out its postseason honors.
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S-East


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB95-1
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


The Virginia Tech Hokies placed five players on the all-Big East conference first team All-star squad today and walked away with two top individual honors.
Offensive guard Chris Malone, defensive tackle JC Price, LInebacker George DelRicco and safety William Yarborough are joined on the first team by
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defensive end Cornell Brown, who was also named the Big East defensive player of the year.
The 6-2, 240 pounder from E.C. Glass in Lynchburg had 125 tackles, and 14 quarterback sacks.
He was the conference's player of the week four times this year.
Also, head coach Frank Beamer is a unanimous pick as the Big East coach of the year.
Beamer rallied his team from an 0-and-2 start to a 9-and-2 finish and a share of the conference championship.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD BIG EAST


Six more Hokies earned spots on the second team all-Big East squad including quarterback Jim Druckenmiller and former Glenvar linebacker Brandon Semones.
Dwayne Thomas, Billy Conaty, Jay Hagood and Torrian Gray also earned second team honors.

S-Alabama


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB95-2
GRAPHIC=NCAA


Still no word tonight on what if anything the NCAA plans to do about Miami before this weekend.
But the NC Double A did respond to Alabama's appeal of probation today.
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SUPER=03-Tuscaloosa, AL; :00


This afternoon Alabama players listened intently as a member of the infractions committee told them via telephone hookup that the third year of their probation was taken away and nine scholarships were being reinstated.
However, you see the reaction when they were told they were still barred from bowl games this year and next.
SUPER=04-NCAA;


In one positive note head coach Gene Stallings ended speculation that would retire, announcing he'll return for next season.
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S-Floyd


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-25
GRAPHIC=


Tomorrow, the Defending state champion Floyd County Lady Buffaloes will battle George Mason in the Group A girls basketball state semifinals at the salem Civic center.
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SUPER=03-Floyd Co./This Season; :00


Floyd is chasing a third straight state title. Plenty of help off the bench, a pressing defense and a partial home court advantage should help the Buffs.
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Floyd is facing an undefeated George Mason team that is 50 and 1 over the past 2 years.
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S-Byrd


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-26
GRAPHIC=


Tomorrow night the Group Two A teams will take over at the Salem Civic Center.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Vinton; :


William Byrd went over its last minute scouting report today as the Lady Terriers prepare for Park View Sterling. A team making its first appearance in the state tournament.
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The Lady Cavaliers of Lord Botetourt will have their hands full when they take the court against Culpeper.
The Lady Blue Devils have one of the tallest teams in the state.
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((DAVID WHEAT/LORD BOTETOURT HEAD COACH: ))
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-24
GRAPHIC=NBA


Negotiations between he NBA and its striking refs continue today with both sides inching closer to an agreement.
SS=HORNETS


And let's hope the regular zebras hurry back soon, so we can avoid any more fiascos like this one in last night's Hornets-Knicks game.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Last Night; :00


After the Hornets Larry Johnson slammed this one down with authority in Patrick Ewing's face, the Knicks took exception to his antics.
A couple of plays later, he and Charles Oakley got into a shoving match, Oakley put his hand over Johnson's face and Allan Bristow then got into the middle of it.
Notice that the referees are nowhere to be found as they staff back and didn't even attempt to break up the incident.
The Hornets won it 115-to-105 and Matt Geiger helped lead the win.
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S-Gordon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-30
GRAPHIC=JEFF GORDON


The new Winston Cup champion will be in the Late Night spotlight this evening as Jeff Gordon makes his first appearance on David Letterman's show.
No word yet on what type of racing stunt he'll be performing, but Gordon says he's ready for anything.
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((JEFF GORDON/1995 WINSTON CUP CHAMPION: ))
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S-NASCAR


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NASCAR


NASCAR took advantage of its New York ties this week to announce this afternoon that the circuit is going overseas next year and run an exhibition race in Japan at the conclusion of the 1996 season.
30 of the top drivers are expected in Suzuka, Japan on November 24th.
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