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Up next on News 7 at eleven-
Police are now have a suspect in New Years Day shooting in Halifax County.
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Imagine driving in this- wind and 70 to 90 below temperatures plague parts of the nation.
Plus dramatic pictures from a Chicago fire.
And Lisa Marie and Michael are filing for divorce.
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News 7 is next.

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Good evening.
Yokohama Tire botched a delivery to one of its largest customers last year.
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Yokohama downplays the mistake, but admits the customer demanded it fire whoever was responsible.
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Investigators still don't know why a highrise in Chicago went up in flames overnight.
The fire claimed four lives and injured more than 40 people.
The smoke detectors in the apartment building were not working.
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And its another royal break-up. The King of Pop and the Queen of Graceland are calling it quits.
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Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Powell


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Authorities now have a suspect in Halifax County's first murder of the year.
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Investigators are searching for 21- year old Louis Jordan Powell, Junior.
They say he also goes by the names, J-J Powell and J-J Drama.
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Powell is suspected of shooting and killing 17- year old Jason Lamont Chandler.
He was killed early New Years Day at the Super-Eight Motel in Riverdale.
Authorities say Powell is considered armed and dangerous.

Fatal-Ax


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A Bedford County woman was killed this afternoon when her car was struck broadside by a moving truck on Route 460.
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The accident happened in dense fog at the intersection of Routes 460 and 811.
State police say this Ryder rental truck was headed west when 56- year- old Barbara Ann Hill crossed the road in front of it.
The impact pushed Hill's car more than a hundred feet down the road.
Authorities believe she was killed instantly.
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((TROOPER D.R. SNEAD/VA STATE POLICE: PULLED OUT PRETTY MUCH RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE TRUCK AND IMPACT WAS MADE. THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT OF SIGNS OF BRAKING FROM THE TRUCK, DUE TO THE WET ROADS, YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW. BUT THE MARKINGS ON THE HIGHWAY SHOW PRETTY MUCH POINT OF IMPACT AND WHERE THE VEHICLES ENDED UP.))
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The driver of the truck was also injured in the crash.
Police believe the foggy conditions may have played a factor in the accident.
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Chicago-Fire


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Smoke detectors did not work in a Chicago Apartment Building that went up in flames overnight.
Terry Phillips reports four people died and more than 40 were hurt when the blaze broke out.
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((Roaring flames and smoke forced dozens of people in a south side Chicago apartment complex to flee for their lives. People trapped in the 145-unit apartment complex--got out any way they could. Entire families waited in windows to be rescued by firefighters. Children forced from their warm beds huddled in ambulances as the rescue effort continued. This amateur video shows one firefighter crawling down a hallway on his hands and knees checking for survivors.
Bystanders pitched in. Calvin Cunningham who lives near the cottage grove apartment complex..helped bring survivors off a fire department ladder.
CALVIN CUNNINGHAM: PEOPLE WERE SCREAMING AND HOLLERING ETC. WE DID THE BEST WE COULD UNTIL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT GOT THERE. Nellie Warnell seen here climbing down in the white shirt--fought the urge to jump. she gathered her family and waited to be rescued.
NELLIE WARNELL/SURVIVOR: WE KEPT PILLOW CASES OVER OUR FACES AND HELD TO OUR NOSES STUCK OUR HEAD OUT THE WINDOW TO BREATHE AND WAITED.
TERRY PHILLIPS STANDUP CLOSE))


Missing-Girl


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Texas police say a body found face down in a creek is that of a missing girl.
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Nine- year old Amber Hagerman was abducted while riding her bike Saturday.
Police say the cause of death was cuts to the girls neck.
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((DEE ANDERSON/POLICE SPOKESMAN: TALKED TO BOTH MOTHER AND FATHER AND OBVIOUSLY THEY'RE DEVASTATED. NO WAY TO PUT IT. THERE'S NO NICE WAY TO SAY IT. THESE ARE PARENTS WHO'VE LOST A CHILD IN THE MOST UNTHINKABLE MANNER.))
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Police are now searching records of recently released child-sex offenders and kidnappers for clues.
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Cyber-Porn


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State lawmakers are worried the Information Superhighway is developing a red light district.
Some want to see tighter restrictions on pornographic images and live sex chat.
Ellen Qualls reports on what one Delegate wants to do about it.
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(( Before you've even gotten out your credit card, you can see this stuff.
And if you or your child uses the credit card -- you can see a lot more.
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL: THIS IS THE KIND OF GARBAGE... WE HAVE A PROBLEM.))
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To better illustrate the problem, Marshall handed out printouts of the kinds of alternative sex sites he'd visited while contemplating legislation.
A reluctant House Commission on Corporations, Insurance, and Banking agreed they didn't like the smut -- but many are loathe to tread that close to the first amendment.
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Marshall's bill would ask for warning labels in the credit card bills that pay for the online services -- and the screens for the services themselves.
Virginia- based America Online says hold on.
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((LUCY WINKLER/AMERICAN ON LINE: FLAT OUT, THE .. THIS BILL PROPOSES.))
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The man who represents Blacksburg's electronic village supports the bill's intent.
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((DEL. JIM SHULER: WELL I THINK FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND SMUT IS TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.))
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Will the federal government solve the problem in its giant telecommunications bill?
Will a General Assembly subcommittee recommend this legislation?
Stay tuned.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Guidance-Counseling


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After almost three years of debate, Virginia's Board of Education is hadning a controversial guidance counseling decision over to local school boards.
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The state says it'll now let local boards decide whether to let parents "opt" their children IN to guidance counseling.
Current state policy requires parents to ask that their children be removed from the counseling program.
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Today's ruling gives local school boards until July first to decide.
It's a victory for a group of conservative parents who've said they don't trust the school guidance counseling system.
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When News 7 returns, a former Girl Scout Leader is sentenced for embezzling her troop's cookie money,
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And we'll talk to community leaders as they remember a minister and former school board member, James Allison.
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Allison


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"A man ahead of his time."
That's how the Reverend Noel Taylor described the man who played a big part in the desegregation of the city of Roanoke.
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The Reverend James Abner Allison Junior past away yesterday.
He served as chairman of the Roanoke School Board in the 80s.
Wendell Butler sat with Allison on the board.
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((BUTLER: DURING THE TIME HE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN WE HAD A DIVIDED SCHOOLBOARD. WE HAD DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHIES BUT HIS FIRMNESS HELD US TOGETHER. ))
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Allison, who was 71, was minister of Raleigh Court Prebyterian Church from 19-60 to 19-91.
The newly appointed councilman also recalls Allison's dedication to education.
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((WENDELL BUTLER: REV. ALLISON BELIEVED IN QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN. IT DIDN'T MATTER WHAT SECTION OF THE CITY THEY LIVED IN OR ECONOMIC STATUS OR WHAT RACE. HE BELIEVED IN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY.))
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The Reverend Taylor says he'll remember Allison as a great friend with a big heart.

Stokes


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A former troop leader will NOT go to jail for embezzling funds from her Girl Scouts.
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Instead Catrice Stokes got a two- year suspended sentence.
That means she will remain free even though she embezzled nearly 25- hundred dollars from cookie sales.
But things aren't completely sweet for Stokes.
She'll have to fork over all of the stolen cash... plus pay court fees.
She says she's embarrassed about what happened... for herself and others.
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((CATRICE STOKES: A LOT OF PEOPLE. A LOT OF MY FRIENDS. THE GIRLS. ))
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Prosecutors pushed for some sort of prison term.
But Circuit Judge Gerald Clemens rejected that-- saying she's already learned her lesson.
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Yokohama


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Yokohama Tire of Salem and one of its largest customers downplay the significance of a botched delivery.
But Len Besthoff reports it caused quite a stir after it happened.
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((Employees at Yokohama Tire of Salem say Price Costco, a large warehouse club chain in Washington state, represents 35-percent of its U-S business.
Late last year they say their plant sent a bad batch of tires to the company.
From his office in California, Yokohama's vice president of marketing admits the mistake, but won't identify the customer.
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((DAN HUNTER/YOKOHAMA VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING: THERE WAS SOME BLEMISHED TIRES AND I ALSO BELIEVE THAT THERE WAS A COUPLE OF TIRES THAT HAD WRONG LABELS ON THEM.))
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Yokohama says the botched shipment equals about one-ten-thousandth of the total number of tires shipped to this customer annually.
But the mistake got the attention of someone from that company, who demanded Yokohama dismiss the people responsible for the mistake.
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((HUNTER: DOES THAT CUSTOMER REALLY EXPECT US TO STORM INTO THAT PLANT AND FIRE SOMEONE? NO, I DON'T BELIEVE SO. BUT WAS SOMETHING LIKE THAT SAID TO DRIVE HOME A POINT HOME? YES IT WAS.))
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Yokohama didn't end up firing anyone, but it has taken steps to solve the problem.
Jim Sinegal of Price Costco confirms there was a bad shipment from Yokohama, but he says "there was no harm, no foul".
The chief executive expresses shock that someone at Price Costco demanded the firing of Yokohama employees.
Sinegal vows to find out who did this, adding if it was major problem, "our problem would be with the company, not the employees".
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

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Yokohama adds that NONE of the tires in the botched delivery ever made it to Price Costco's store shelves.


Polymer


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Only two votes separated the "yea's" from the "nays," but that was enough to get the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union IN at the Polymer Corporation in Wytheville.
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The final vote was 60 to 58 in favor of the union, with all 118 eligible employees casting ballots.
The National Labor Relations Board must now certify the results before contract negotiations may begin.
The company has seven days to file any objections.
Officials at the plastics manufacturer have not said whether they will.
In 1993 Polymer workers REJECTED the United Steelworkers by a two-to-one margin.
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Cranwell


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The House Majority Leader from Vinton tried to put a halt to conflict of interest concerns today.
Dick Cranwell announced he'd cut off his six- year legal relationship with Trigon.
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: EVERYONE ACKNOWLEDGES THAT I HAVE DONE NOTHING THAT VIOLATES THE LAW. I HAVE FULLY DISCLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW. YET THERE IS STILL SOMETHING THERE.))
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The insurance giant is struggling for state approval to turn into a profit- making company.
When Cranwell's six- years of employment with Trigon was disclosed yesterday, he said he simply would abstain from voting on issues related to the move.
Today, he asked the ethics panel to look into past and future votes.
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Payne


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A Southside lawmaker is debating whether he'll seek another term in office.
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Congressman L- F Payne says he'll make the decision over the next few weeks.
There's been a lot of recent speculation over Payne's political plans.
He's served as a Virginia Congressman for eight years.
Payne says rumors circulate every two years.
He says it's taken longer to decide this year because he's had a hectic work schedule.
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((REP. L. F. PAYNE/D-NELSON CO.: THERE ARE CONSIDERATIONS HAVING TO DO WITH FAMILY AND PERSONAL LIFE AND THOSE THINGS HAVE TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AS WELL. ))
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Payne says he is proud of his political record.
He's lobbied on behalf of the five- thousand tobacco farmers in his district.
They're afraid the FDA's attempt to crack down on the use and marketing of tobacco products will threaten their livelihood.
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Coming up next on News 7 at 11, a New River manufacturer is making plans to add up to 450 new jobs,
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and Michael Jackson could be heading for the Heartbreak Hotel as Lisa Marie Presley files for divorce.
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Renfro


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A Pulaski sock maker is adding on, with plans to create up to 450 new jobs over the next few years.
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Renfro Corporation will close its leased Main Street plant.
The 230 workers there will transfer to the Newbern Road plant, which will just about double in size once an expansion project is complete this Fall.
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((DOC REAGAN/RENFRO PLANT MANAGER: IT WILL BE APPROXIMATELY 105 THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT ADDITION. WE WILL BE CONSOLIDATING OUR MAIN STREET PLANT WITH THE NEWBERN ROAD PLANT TO MAKE 150 THOUSAND DOZEN PAIRS OF SOCKS A WEEK. ))
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Renfro currently employs 13 hundred people in Pulaski.
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Storm


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Bitter cold is plaguing the Midwest.
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It's so cold this woman's car door is frozen shut.
The wind chills are so bad the state is shutting down some interstates in North Dakota.
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That's probably a good idea- this is what it looked like driving down one road in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
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These kids walked with their backs to the wind-
Authorities are now advising everyone to stay in though. Wind chills reached 70 to 90 below zero in some places.
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Tornado


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A tornado struck East Prarie, Missouri today leaving a path of downed structures and powerlines.
It only took a few seconds to nearly destroy four area businesses.
A store owner and his wife were inside their store when the storm hit. Neither was seriously injured.
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S-Score


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Magic talks about his possible comeback, the Bulls are almost devoured by the Raptors.
Baseball plans interleague play for 97.
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But it was some of that inner-league play that almost got the Hokies tonight as Oliver Purnell came to town wit his Daytona Flyers and almost left win a big upset win.
Roy Stanley will have the story from the Cassell right after we check tonight's scoreboard. WIPE TO SCORES
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S-Tech


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The 11th ranked Hokies got a major scare last night as the Dayton Flyers almost ruined the Hokies Cassell Coliseum return.
Roy Stanley tells us how the Hokies escaped with a 63-to-62 Atlantic 10 win to stay unbeaten in conference play.
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S-Radford


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Oliver Purnell's old team hit the hard wood at the Dedmon Center last night for a Big South battle with UMBC.
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Before tipoff, Radford guard Anthony Walker was honored for scoring his 1 thousandth career point against Liberty this past monday.
He quickly began his run towards 2 thousand!! Walker would score the Highlanders first 7 points! He starts with this three pointer.
Then, Marquiz Williamson makes the steal and gives to Walker. Number 0 goes the distance for the lean in jumper.
UMBC got points anyway it could. Kenya Merritt collects the loose rock and puts it home for two.
But Radford had an answer...in the SUPER=34-Radford/=66/UMBC/=48;

form of Kevin Robinson, who takes the pass from Jason Lansdown and nails the turn around.
Lansdown was the high scorer, the senior registered 20 on the night as RU beats the Retrievers 66 to 48. Radford is now 8 and 7.
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S-Magic


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Don't look now but Magic is putting on another reappearing act in Los Angeles.
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Magic has been practicing with the Los Angeles Lakers all week, fueling speculation that he's ready for another comeback.
Although he hardly looks like the Old Magic man.
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((EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON/RETURNING TO THE LAKERS?: I'M NOT TRYING TO COME BACK OR ANYTHING, YOU KNOW. IF THAT HAPPENS, AND I'M SURE YOU ALL WILL KNOW, BUT RIGHT NOW, I'M JUST TRYING TO HELP THE TEAM AND GET A WORK OUT. ITS GOOD TO DO IT, AND I'M GLAD THE COACH WILL LET ME DO IT, COAH HARRISON. I'M GLAD THE GUYS HAVE ALLOWED ME TO PRACTICE AS WELL WITH THEM. SO AS LONG AS EVERYBODY KEEPS ENJOYING IT, AND I'M NOT IN THE WAY, THEN I'M GOING TO CONTINUE. SO, ITS NICE, I'M HAVING FUN.))
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S-Bulls


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No doubt about Michael Jordan and his comeback which is now in its second season.
Tonight he led the Bulls to their 10th straight win with a 92-to-89 win over Toronto.
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The Skydome was rocking tonight as the expansion Raptors behind rookie of the year candidate Damon Stoudamire jumped out to a 7 point halftime lead.
Of course most of the 36 thousand fans came to see Michael do what he does best walk on air!
But tonight Jordan's 3 pointers shot down the Raptors.
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He finished with 38, including 15 in the fourth quarter as the Bulls win it 92-to-89.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come baseball tries to hit a homer for the fans, the latest on the Browns fate
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And one of the greatest pool players in the world dies today, at his home in Nashville.
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S-Baseball


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The Major league baseball owners have unanimously approved interleague play starting in 1997.
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The owners think the concept will put some excitement back in the game.
The American and National Leagues haven't played in the regular season since 1900.
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((BUD SELIG/MLB ACTING COMMISSIONER:))
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Before we see the Orioles playing the Braves the players union must approve the proposal.

S-Fats


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NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-27
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


Rudolph Wanderone Jr. died this morning at his home in Nashville.
Perhaps I should tell you Wanderone's more notable moniker is that of
"Minnesota Fats."
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"Fats" passed away at his home today after suffering heart failure.
He considered himself the greatest billiards player of all-time.
Although most considered him more of a hustler.
He would have been 83 years old tomorrow.
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Jackson


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It's over for Lisa Marie Presley and Michael Jackson-
They're UN-tying the knot.
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Elvis Presley's daughter has filed for divorce from Jackson after a little over a year-and-a-half of marriage.
Presley cites irreconcilable differences.
The two married in the Domincan Republic in 1994.
In an ABC interview last year Jackson and his wife said they had signed a prenuptial agreement.
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