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1-News-head

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The sudden death of the Captain of the football team at North Cross shocks the private school community.
The story of Grayson Hooper is coming up on NEWS at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a suspended sentence for embezzling 24-thousand dollars from the rescue squad.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
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Tonight in sports, Steve Mason takes a look back at the 11th ranked Hokies 7th straight win.
The Roanoke Express hits the ice in hour to take on the Charlotte Checkers.
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And Sun set on Paul Westphal today as the Phoenix Suns fired the veteran head coach.
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WX-Head
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With temperatures in the mid 30's and a chance for drizzle, take extra care on the road late tonight and Wednesday.

North-Cross


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-111
GRAPHIC=NONE


A student athlete at Roanoke County's North Cross school has died from what appears to have been a heart attack.
Students and teachers are still trying to make sense of the death of 18- year- old Grayson Hooper.
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Hooper was Captain of the Football Team, and a member of the wrestling team.
It was during wrestling practice SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :

yesterday that he fell ill while running around the track.
He sat down and rested for about 45 minutes, and then went into cardiac arrest.
Several attempts at C-P-R were made.
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SOT 11:35:48
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((HUGH MEAGHER/NORTH CROSS DEAN OF STUDENTS: THEY WERE NEVER ABLE TO GET HIS HEART BEATING AGAIN. HE HAD A CORONARY ARREST AND WHY HE HAD IT WE DON'T KNOW AND WE MAY NEVER KNOW. AND OUR STUDENTS ARE JUST SHOCKED BY THIS. THE IMMEDIACY OF HIS DEATH, AND HOW VULNERABLE WE ALL ARE IS VERY CLEAR TO THEM TODAY, AND WE'RE VERY CONCERNED FOR THEM, CONCERNED FOR OUR STAFF.))
SUPER=01-Hugh Meagher/North Cross Dean of Students; :
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Autopsy results are not in yet, but cardiologists advise parents cases of sudden death among young athletes are NOT common.
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((DR. TERRANCE MAY/ROANOKE CARDIOLOGIST: ONE HAS TO KEEP THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE. THE ACTUAL OCCURRENCE OF THIS SORT OF TRAGEDY IS EXCEEDINGLY RARE ON THE ORDER OF SEVERAL DEATHS PER MILLION IN YOUNG HEALTHY ATHLETES. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Terrance May/Roanoke Cardiologist; :
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Grayson Hooper's teachers describe him as the type of kid who got along with everybody.
Counselors have been called into the school to help his friends and teammates deal with the loss.

Lautenschlager


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-113
GRAPHIC=Gary Lautenschlager


A Former Salem City Councilman asked a judge for mercy in court today and got it.
Gary Lautenschlager admitted to taking twenty-four thousand dollars from the Salem Rescue Squad.
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SUPER=03-Salem;


In court this morning he got a ten-year SUSPENDED sentence plus twenty years probation.
Lautenschlager testified that he took the funds to pay off credit card debts.
His attorney says justice was done.
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((JACK GREGORY/LAUTENSCHLAGER'S ATTORNEY: HE DID NOT GET AWAY WITH IT. HE'S BEEN CONVICTED OF A FELONY, HE'S LOST THREE JOBS, HE HAS CERTAINLY SUFFERED THE LOST OF REPUTATION IN THE COMMUNITY. HE SUFFERED MORE SO THAN ANY OTHER DEFENDANT I CAN THINK OF PRIOR TO COMING IN FOR SENTENCING.))
SUPER=01-Jack Gregory/Lautenschlager's Attorney;
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Salem Rescue Squad members say they're trying to put the past behind them.
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IN Q=Squad pulled together
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((EDDIE HITE/SALEM RESCUE ASST: SQUAD PULLED TOGETHER HAVE BEEN DOING THAT THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE INCIDENT, THROUGH THE WHOLE YEAR. RUNNING CALLS AND DOING WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSE TO BE DOING AND THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN BEHIND US.))
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((MIKE MOORE/SALEM RESCUE CHIEF: I THINK A LESSER CREW THAT WOULDN'T HAVE HAD THE SUPPORT OF THE CITY, SUPPORT OF FAMILY MEMBERS AND SUPPORT OF CITIZENS OF SALEM WE WOULD HAVE FOLDED.))
SUPER=01-Eddie Hite/Salem Rescue Asst. Chief;
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Lautenschlager was also sentenced to 300 hours community service.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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But that's not the end of the Salem Rescue Squad's woes.
Rescue Squad officials say they have initiated ANOTHER investigation concerning their books.

Spangler


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-106
GRAPHIC=NONE


A guilty plea today from a Roanoke used car dealer charged with food stamp fraud.
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In federal court, Joseph Spangler admitted accepting food stamps as partial payment for cars he sold at his "Sport Motors" car lot.
Spangler will have to pay a 75- hundred dollar fine-- PLUS 95- hundred dollars in restitution.
The prosecution says Spangler's plea came as no surprise.
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((TONY GIORNO/PROSECUTOR: WE HAD TWO UNDERCOVER OPERATIVES WHO WERE PRESENT DURING THE TRANSACTIONS, IN ADDITION, THE TRANSACTIONS WERE BOTH AUDIO TAPED AND VIDEO TAPED. SO, WE HAD A VERY STRONG CASE AGAINST MR. SPANGLER. ))
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A sentencing date has been set for March 28th.
Spangler could receive up to 25 years in prison.

Dalton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-104
GRAPHIC=NONE


The attorney for a Pittsylvania County teenager accused of murder suggested a possible motive for the crime during a bond hearing this afternoon.
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An attorney for 19- year old Paul Michael Dalton, Junior says police have indicated Dalton committed the crime, because the victim allegedly gave his sister drugs and raped her.
Dalton's charged with killing 72- year old Clark Aubrey Adkins of Chatham.
The teen's attorney told the court his client is NOT a flight risk, because he has no prior record and turned himself in two days after warrants were issued.
The judge declined to set bond until a psychiatric exam is completed.
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Snow-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Roanoke


Roanoke city officials say they hope to learn some lessons from the Blizzard of '96.
But today they also said city employees deserve more credit than complaints for the job they did last week.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Week;


Bob Herbert says the city is taking a hard look at last week's performance.
He says teams will be reviewing both the capability of the city's snow removal equipment and its procedures.
But today, Herbert and members of council said that doesn't diminish the efforts of city employees in the face of a major storm.
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((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT OUR CITIZENS WEREN'T USED TO AND PERHAPS SOME OF OUR STAFF AND ADMINISTRATION WEREN'T PREPARED FOR, BUT NONETHELESS WE COMMEND YOU FOR THE VALIANT EFFORT THAT YOU GAVE AT CONSIDERABLE EXPENSE OF TIME AND WHAT WILL PROVE TO BE A CONSIDERABLE EXPENSE TO OUR TAXPAYERS OF 400- THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Meanwhile, a request to demolish two homes in old southwest will NOT come before council tonight.
The episcopal diocese of southwestern Virginia is appealing a decision by the Architectural Review Board, but the church has asked for a postponement until February.

Mayhew


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#595-33
GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A former sheriff's deputy in Bedford County WILL get some money for his additional work with the County's tracking dog.... but it's no where near what he hoped.
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Doug Mayhew had sued the sheriff for unpaid overtime, demanding 35-thousand dollars for Gypsy's care and feeding.
Though Mayhew never asked for compensation-- and Sheriff Carl Wells never denied it, the judge ruled Mayhew was entitled to an extra 53-hundred dollars.
Mayhew says he's not sure whether that'll even cover his legal bills.
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Attorney Terry Grimes said tonight that he's studying Judge Jackson Kiser's nine- page opinion on damages before deciding whether Mayhew ought to appeal.
Tease#1

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Up next on News 7 at 6, a proposed amendment to the state Constitution calling for parental rights is causing a stir in Richmond,
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and we'll hear from management and the union as a plastic company in Wytheville tries to fight off its second union bid in three years.
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Polymer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=NONE


For the second time in three years, workers at the Polymer Corporation in Wytheville will vote on whether they want union representation.
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SUPER=03-Wytheville;


The Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union is the latest to attempt to organize the plant, which makes engineering plastics.
One union supporter says workers need improvements in job security and seniority issues, and more participation in company policies.
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((ROBBIE ALBERT/UNION SUPPORTER: WE THE EMPLOYEES DON'T HAVE TOO MUCH OF A VOICE IN WHAT THE COMPANY DOES, IT'S ACTIONS. IT'S MOSTLY ONE-SIDED. ))
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The company says its response to the failed Steelworkers organizing attempt in 1993 proves its willingness to involve workers in decision-making.
At that time, employees were most concerned with shift scheduling.
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((MARY JANE UMBERGER/HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER: OVER A NUMBER OF WEEKS THEY ACTUALLY PARTICIPATED IN SELECTING THE SCHEDULE THEY CHOSE TO WORK. WE IMPLEMENTED THAT SCHEDULE AND ARE USING IT TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Mary Jane Umberger/Human Resources Manager;
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OUT Q=using it today.
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About 120 workers are eligible to cast ballots tomorrow and Thursday.
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Home-School


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#95-110
GRAPHIC=Legal News


A couple who filed a lawsuit against Pittsylvania County officials for allegedly using illegal subpoenas has been awarded three-thousand dollars in an out-of-court settlement.
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SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./Nov. 1995;


Daniel and Laurie Cardwell filed the federal suit last fall.
They allege a social worker used bogus subpoenas to try forcing them to cooperate in a child- abuse investigation.
No charges were ever filed against the Cardwell's.
Their attorney says as part of the settlement the Pittsylvania County Department of Social Services also has to sign an agreement promising not to use un-authorized subpoenas.
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Parents-Rights


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-108
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The right of parents to direct the upbringing and education of their children is a fundamental right.
That's what a national parents rights movement would like added to Virginia's Constitution.
Ellen Qualls takes a look at the issue.
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(( Last Wednesday, George Allen became the first Governor in the nation to publicly endorse it.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE FUNDAMENTAL ROLE OF PARENTS OUGHT TO BE RECOGNIZED IN OUR FUNDAMENTAL LAW THROUGH A PARENT'S RIGHTS AMENDMENT TO OUR STATE CONSTITUTION.))
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SOT 03:50:44 TAPE ONE MONDAY

((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: THE SIMPLE LANGUAGE DOESN'T SEEM CONTROVERSIAL AT ALL. BUT SEE WHETHER THIS IS A DIFFERENT WAY TO GET TUITION TAX CREDITS FOR PRIVATE AND RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS, EDUCATION VOUCHERS FOR PRIVATE AND RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS, AND FOR HOME- SCHOOLING, THINGS THAT THEY CAN'T DO STRAIGHT AHEAD POLITICALLY. LET'S MAKE SURE WE FULLY UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS OF THIS CHANGE TO THE CONSTITUTION.))
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Opponents worry it could sanction what some consider child abuse.
It could give a minority of parents too much control over school curricula.
Beyer says the Governor's support might be a nod to the "ultra- conservative folks" who helped get Allen elected.
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The so- called parents rights amendment was dreamed up by a conservative think tank two years ago. 28 legislatures are expected to consider it this year.
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Richmond area Senator Steve Martin tried and failed with the bill last year.
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((SEN. STEVE MARTIN/R-RICHMOND: ONE GREAT EXAMPLE I THINK MIGHT BE IN THE GUIDANCE COUNSELOR AREA WHERE IT NO LONGER BECOMES A QUESTION AS TO WHETHER OR NOT WHEN A CHILD IS BEING BROUGHT IN FOR THE TYPE OF QUESTION YOU SPEAK OF THAT A PARENT SHOULD AT LEAST BE NOTIFIED AND I WOULD SAY GET THEIR PERMISSION.))
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For some parents, it would be a victory in a state where the board of education has fiddled with -- but done nothing about -- controversial guidance counseling regulations for three years.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Franklin-Supers


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=NONE


Getting money out of Richmond is no walk in the park.
But Franklin County officials hope that's exactly what it turns out to be.
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For years, the county has owned more than three dozen acres of land at Smith Mountain Lake.
Officials hope to turn the property into a public park-- one that would offer fishing docks, a beach, and an aquarium.
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount;


Parks Director Neil Sigmon presented a progress report to the Board of Supervisors this afternoon.
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SOT 5:21:55
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((NEIL SIGMON/FRANKLIN COUNTY PARKS DIRECTOR: WHAT WE HAVE COME TO NOW IS THAT WE ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE STATE--WITH THE COMMONWEALTH--ON TRYING TO SECURE A LEASE AGREEMENT OF SOME SORT WITH THEM ON THIS PIECE OF PROPERTY WHICH IS 37-ACRES. ))
SUPER=01-Neil Sigmon/Franklin Co. Parks Director;
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OUT Q=thirty- seven acres
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Representatives from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation will visit Franklin County later this month.
Sigmon hopes that detailed lease agreement will be worked out then.
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Stocks


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


A late rebound pushed the stock market sharply higher.
After spending much of the day in negative territory, the DOW finished UP 44 and a-half points.
NASDAQ gained seven points, closing at nine-hundred-96.
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Blue-Ridge


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Fire aftermath


Three weeks after it was destroyed by fire, a Lynchburg business is on the comeback trail.
Steve Smallshaw reports Blue Ridge Anesthesia hopes to duplicate its revitalization success.
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(( It was the worst Christmas present anyone could ask for.
After fire destroyed the old Lukens building and the business next door, all Steve Morris and his partners had left were a few pictures of what used to be.
natsot 6:16:40

((WE DID SALVAGE OUR SIGN...))
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The sign now decorates the front of their temporary headquarters on Church Street.
The day after the fire, Morris and his staff had phone and computer lines set up and were essentially back in business.
Still, losing everything has hurt.
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SOT 5:56:41
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((STEVE MORRIS/BLUE RIDGE ANESTHESIA: WE WERE JUST IN THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME. I MEAN THERE WAS NOTHING WE COULD HAVE DONE TO HAVE PREVENTED IT OR TO HAVE SAVED OUR BUILDING.))
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Now Morris figures if they can renovate one old building, they can do another.
Blue Ridge holds an option on the former Eastern Electric building next door, and they hope to move in within six months.
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SOT 5:55:21
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((STEVE MORRIS: BUT OUR PRIME MOTIVATION FOR STAYING DOWNTOWN IS REALLY JUST TO HELP WITH THE REVITALIZATION. WE'VE BEEN DOWN HERE, WE FEEL WE REALLY HAD ONE OF THE NICEST BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN AND WE'D LIKE TO TAKE AN OLD WAREHOUSE AND CREATE THAT SAME AMBIENCE THAT THEY OFFER IN AN OFFICE SETTING.))
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((Meanwhile the investigation into the cause of the Lukens fire is continuing. The recent snowfall has slowed things down somewhat, but fire marshal John Jennings says he considers it a very strong possibility that that blaze was deliberately set. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, The Phoenix Suns fire head coach Paul Westphal.
The Express gets ready to play Checkers tonight at the roundhouse.
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And we'll take a look back at last night's late win by the 11th ranked Hokies at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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S-Cross


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=NORTH CROSS HELMET


Students and faculty members at North Cross school in Roanoke are mourning the death of Raiders' football captain Grayson Hooper.
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The senior, who was also a member of the wrestling and baseball teams died of an apparent heart attack yesterday afternoon.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :00


Understandably, the mood at the Roanoke County school was somber today as the flag outside the office flew at half mast in honor of one of the private school's most popular students.
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((HUGH MEAGHER/NORTH CROSS DEAN OF STUDENTS: THAT MAKES IT TOUGH TOO, CAUSE EVERYBODY LIKED HIM SO MUCH. AND EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN'T HAVE THE BEST LUCK AT FOOTBALL IT WASN'T BECAUSE OF HIM, HE WAS WONDERFUL AT ORGANIZING SUMMER PRACTICES, AND REALLY SET A HIGH EXAMPLE OF HARD WORK, DILIGENCE, AND DEDICATION TO HIS TEAMMATES, AND A LOT OF THEM ARE TAKING IT PRETTY TOUGH. ))
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Head football coach Jim Muscaro, is also a professional counselor at the school, and he is helping Hooper's teammates and fellow students cope with the tragedy.
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S-Westphal


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-28
GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO


The Phoenix Suns made a coaching change this afternoon as they fired popular Paul Westphal and replaced him Cotton Fitzsimmons.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


The Suns have struggled this year under Westphal and are currently five games under 500.
Cotton says he can turn things around if the players get healthy and cooperate.
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((COTTON FITZSIMMONS/NEW SUNS HEAD COACH:))
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This is the third time the 65 year old Fitzsimmons has coached the Suns.
His latest baptism comes tomorrow night against the Orlando Magic.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TB96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech hoops


Virginia Tech gave local fans a second look at the 10 and 1 Hokies last night at the Roanoke Civic Center as the Hokies ran their winning streak to 7 games with a 79-71 victory over George Washington.
Steve Mason has more on another Atlantic 10 win for the Tech away from the Cassell.
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((The Hokies hit foreign ground for the second straight game thanks to a lot of snow and a Cassell Coliseum roof with not enough support. But the nations 11th ranked team shrugged off being the second traveling team on the floor and beat The Colonials by 8.
A win that even impressed ESPN-2 color commentator Terry Holland. ((TERRY HOLLAND:))
four hokies were in double figure scoring. Ace Custis did the most damage, registering 18 points. ((ACE CUSTIS:))
The Hokies fast start and unanswered run before the half proved to be a winning combination. A one/two punch that knocked out Mike Jarvis and his Colonials. So is the conference now second guessing adopting this rising heavy weight? ((MIKE JARVIS:))
The respect is mutual, especially when the Hokies addressed the fact they were hardly giant killers when it came to stopping 7'1" goliath Alexander Koul, who finished with 20. ((BILL FOSTER:))
Tech leads the west division outright and playing the last two games away from home could yield positive results down the road. ((:)) stand up!!
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-95
GRAPHIC=Express/Charlotte


The 22-19 and 1 Express host East Division rival Charlotte tonight at the Round House.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Wednesday; :00


Roanoke currently holds fourth place in the East Division; one spot below the 3rd place Checkers, who beat the Express 6-3 last Wednesday at the Roanoke Civic Center.
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(( ))
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SUPER=01-Chris Potter/4 Points in Last 3 Games; :12
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