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HEADLINES

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O-J Simpson gives his first T-V interview since his aquittal.
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And death by hanging and firing squad for two convicted murderers. wx-head
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Simpson


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O.J. Simpson is calling on America to leave him alone and let him live his life in peace.
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The plea came last night during his first extensive T-V interview since his acquittal of murder in the deaths of Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
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((TO THIS DAY I AM THE SOUL SUPPORTER OF MY KIDS, I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO SEND THEM TO COLLEGE, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DON'T WANT ME TO EARN A LIVING IN ANY WAY SHAPE, OR FORM, THEY WANT ME TO RUN, I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY WANT ME TO RUN. BUT I'M AN AMERICAN, I THINK I'VE BEEN A GOOD AMERICAN, I'M JUST AS INNOCENT AS ANYONE. I SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO SUPPORT MY FAMILY AND EARN A LIVING. ))
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Simpson will be doing a little more talking today when he continues his deposition in a wrongful death suit.
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HANGING


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A 49- year- old death row inmate in Delaware has become the nation's third convict to die on the GALLOWS in 30 years.
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Billy Bailey was hanged early this morning for the shotgun murders of a husband and wife in 19-79.
He was first set to be hanged 10 years ago but appeals caused delays until a stay of execution was denied by the U-S Supreme court last week.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

firing-squad


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And In Utah, the state is preparing to have its first FIRING squad execution since 19-77.
John Taylor will be executed just after midnight for the 19-89 rape and strangulation of an 11- year old girl.
The 36- year- old convict has dropped all remaining appeals and has sworn he will go through with the execution.
Yesterday more than 50 reporters were given a tour of the execution chamber.
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Puryear


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Authorities are investigating the death of a South Boston woman whose body was discovered last week in North Carolina.
The woman has been identified as 26- year old Gloria Puryear.
A passerby reportedly called police after they discovered Puryear's body floating in a Granville County creek.


City-Housing


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Funeral services for the four children and grandmother who were killed in Saturday's house fire in Roanoke are today at Belmont Baptist Church.
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Earlier this week, Roanoke building officials said they would not take action against a landlord for failing to install smoke detectors-
But now they've referred the case to the commonwealth's attorney.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


An extension cord was blamed for the blaze -- it caught fire and the flames spread to a second floor apartment.
Officials initially said they would not cite the landlord for possibly violating property maintenance code.
But yesterday they called in commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell to review the case.
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((RON MILLER/ROANOKE BUILDING COMMISSIONER: IT'S A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE THAT WE HAVE DONE THE RIGHT THING AND I THINK THIS WILL PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE.)) ((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: MY DETERMINATION WILL BE BASED UPON WHAT THEY SHARE WITH ME CONCERNING HOW THE FIRE STARTED AND WHAT IF ANY CONTRIBUTIONS MIGHT BE LAID TO ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS.))
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Meanwhile, the city has received more than 100 requests for building inspections, and more than 50 requests for home safety inspections since Monday.
The Fire Department has also given away more than 30 smoke detectors this week and is ordering more.

1-Sports


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Turning now to sports, Mike Stevens has highlights of last night's Hornets game, and tells us some of the Pittsburgh Steelers skipped a mandatory press conference.
Good morning Mike.
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One-Larry


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(Roll cue:) We're fixing something tasty in the kitchen.
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Budget


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The House plans to vote today on a spending bill that would avert another government shutdown.
The current measure expires tomorrow at midnight.
Meantime, a House G-O-P freshman says he and the other freshmen are pretty much on board with a plan that would drop their demand for a balanced budget.

The G-O-P leadership is offering to extend the government debt limit, if the White House agrees to modest tax and spending cuts.


Flat-Tax


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Another idea lawmakers are kicking around these days is the idea of a flat tax.
The plan to do away with the current tax rate system is the focus of Republican Presidential candidate Steve Forbes' campaign.
The Flat- Tax proposal has surfaced before-- but the recent attention is spawning questions.
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The proposal would put a single flat tax on wages, retirement income, and unemployment compensation.
It's being touted by Republicans for its simplicity-- but tax preparers say red tape would still exist.
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((DEBORAH HILL/H AND R BLOCK: MOST PEOPLE WILL STILL HAVE TO FILE TAX RETURNS, SO IT ACTUALLY, WILL INCREASE OUR BUSINESS FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS BECAUSE THIS WON'T HAPPEN OVERNIGHT-- IT'LL HAVE TO BE PHASED IN. THERE ARE A LOT OF TAX LAWS THAT'LL HAVE TO BE WRITTEN AND THEN INTERPRETATION, SO IT WON'T DO AWAY WITH THE I.R.S. EITHER. ))
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Under the plan, no tax would be paid on interest, dividends and gains from the sale of investments-- which would benefit the wealthy.
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Hill suggests taxpayers ask specific questions about how a flat tax would effect them individually-- as well as let their congressmen know how they feel about it.

Flooding


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Losses from last weekend's flooding could top 59- million dollars.
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SUPER=03-Bath Co./January 19;


Bath County suffered nearly six million dollars and Alleghany County three-point-five million dollars in damage.
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And because of the flooding in West Virginia -- Greenbrier East, Roncerverte Elementary and Alderson Elementary schools are closed. All other schools in Greenbrier County are on a two hour delay.
Pendleton County schools are also two hours late.
Also -- because of snow -- Highland County and Bath County Schools are running two hours late.

Cascades


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Last week's flooding also forced the Cascades Recreation Area in Giles County to close indefinitely.
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About 90 percent of the trail to the falls sustained major damages.
Rocks slid from saturated hillsides, and Little Stoney Creek deposited even more debris when it raged out of its banks.
The floodwaters wiped out two bridges and severely damaged a third.
Much of the trail must be completely rebuilt, at an estimated cost of as much as 300 thousand dollars.
But with cuts to the Forest Service budget, the question is when.
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((BILL SWEET/RECREATION STAFF OFFICER: SO WHERE WE NORMALLY HAVE A TRAIL CONSTRUCTION BUDGET OF ANYWHERE FROM 150 TO 300 THOUSAND DOLLARS, WE WON'T BE LOOKING AT ANYMORE THAN 50 THOUSAND DOLLARS, AND THAT WON'T TAKE US VERY FAR ON THIS PROJECT. ))
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The upper trail is an old access road.
It sustained some damage as well, but may be able to reopen this summer.
The Cascades is a popular recreation and tourist spot. Last year it hosted more than 115 thousand visitors between May and November.
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2-scores


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In the N-B-A --
Kenny Anderson had 12 points and ten assists in his Hornets' debut as Charlotte ran past the Washington Bullets.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=96-Charlotte/127/Washington/113//LA Lakers/124/Boston/107;
SUPER=96-New York/=88/Miami/=79//Houston/=98/New Jersey/=89;
SUPER=96-Cleveland/=91/Philadelphia/=88//Chicago/104/Vancouver/=84;
SUPER=96-Phoenix/101/Minnesota/=91//Indiana/=97/Milwaukee/=89;
SUPER=96-Detroit/=85/San Antonio/=84//Seattle/=86/Denver/=79;
SUPER=96-Utah/100/Golden State/=89;



SUPER=103-Calgary/==4/NY Islanders/==1//Dallas/==5/Edmonton/==3;
SUPER=103-Anaheim/==2/Vancouver/==1;



Two-Larry


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(Roll cue:) Here's Anna Wentworth with this week's movie review.
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SUPER=18-"Twelve Monkeys"; :10
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((Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; Terry Gilliam distorts time, perception, and reality in his strange and compelling new movie, "Twelve Monkeys." ((TWELVE MONKEYS/UNIVERSAL PICTURES: NAT SO...WE APPRECIATE YOUR VOLUNTEERING. YOU'RE A VERY GOOD OBSERVER.))
Bruce Willis is John Cole, a prisoner in the dismal underground world of 2035.
He is sent back to the 1990's to find the source of a virus that killed most of the world's population in 1996. But he ends up in a mental ward with the likes of Brad Pitt.
Pitt is amazing as Jeremy, a maniac on fast forward.
Madeline Stowe is their Psychiatrist, who begins to think James might now be crazy after all...or is he.
This is a nightmarish, dreamlike, and convoluted story that keeps the viewer guessing throughout.
I'm giving it a "B+". Willis and Pitt give terrific performances, but "Twelve Monkeys" won't be apeelling to all movie tastes.))
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2HEADLINES


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Here's a look at today's top stories.
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O.J. Simpson gives his first television interview since his acquittal.
Last night on the Black Entertainment Television Network he denied killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.
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A tip leads police to a missing 10-year old pregnant runaway.
Police found the girl and her 22-year boyfriend in a Houston apartment complex last night.
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And the Food and Drug Administration has approved the nation's first zero-calorie artificial fat -- but with strings attached.
Olestra must carry a warning on the label that it may cause side effects.
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And that's what's making news on this Thursday January 25th.
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Don't go away - News 7 Mornin' will be right back.

o-j


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For the first time since being acquitted on double murder charges O-J Simpson is talking about the case.
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Last night Simpson gave his first extensive T-V interview since the trial to Black Entertainment Television.
The former football star denied killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ronald Goldman.
But he refused to discuss in any detail the evidence in the case, citing a civil lawsuit against him.
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((DID YOU INDEED COMMIT THOSE MURDERS. NO, I DID NOT COMMIT THOSE MURDERS, I COULDN'T KILL ANYONE AND I DON'T KNOW OF ANYONE THAT WAS INVOLVED, ANYTHING I SAY ALONG THOSE LINES WOULD BE PURE SPECULATION. ))
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Simpson blamed the media for some people's impression that there was strong evidence against him.
He also expressed regret for a 19-89 argument in which he became physical with his then-wife.
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gallows


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Delaware has conducted its first hanging in 50 years.
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Billy Bailey was hanged shortly after midnight for killing an elderly couple in 19-79.
Bailey was sentenced to hang before Delaware changed its method of execution to injection in June 19-86.
He could have chosen to die by injection, but said he chose hanging because ``the law is the law.''
It's the nation's third hanging since 19-65.
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EXECUTION


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By coincidence, Utah is scheduled to have its first firing squad execution in 19 years tomorrow morning.
John Taylor will be executed just after midnight for the 19-89 rape and strangulation of an 11- year old girl.
The 36- year old convict has dropped all remaining appeals and has sworn he will go through with the execution.
Yesterday more than 50 reporters were given a tour of the execution chamber.
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Body


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Authorities are investigating the death of a South Boston woman whose body was discovered last week in North Carolina.
The woman's been identified as 26- year old Gloria Puryear.
A passerby reportedly called police after they discovered Puryear's body floating in a Granville County creek.


Alleghany-Fatal


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Police say icy road conditions led to a fatal accident involving a White Sulphur Springs teenager.
They say 19-year-old Courtney Rexrode was driving west on Interstate 64 in Alleghany County early last night when the crash occurred.
A tractor trailer -- also heading west -- hit some ice when it tried to avoid an ANOTHER accident and jacknifed, blocking the road.
Rexrode rounded a curve and went under the trailer.
She died at the scene.

GARCIA


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The intense search for a pregnant ten- year- old has ended where it began, in Houston.
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After four days on the run police found Cindy Garcia in a Houston apartment.
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The 22-year old man believed to be the father of Garcia's baby was also in the apartment and has been taken into police custody.
He faces an aggravated sexual assault charge, which carries with it a possible life prison term.
Cindy ran away from a youth home Sunday, apparently fearing that authorities would take her baby away from her.
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Olestra


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It could be a snacker's dream come true.
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After rigourous testing the F-D-A has approved the commercial use of the nation's first zero-calorie artifical fat substitute, Olestra.
It will be used mostly in snack foods like potato chips and crackers.
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(( DR. DAVID KESSLER...COMMISSIONER, FOOD AND DRUG ADMIN:CONSUMERS NEED TO KNOW TWO THINGS ABOUT OLSETRA. ONE IT IS SAFE TO EAT IN CERTAIN SNACK FOODS...TWO THOUGH IT CERTAIN SIDE EFFECTS IN CERTAIN PEOPLE...THEY'VE BEEN REVIEWED AND FOUND TO BE NOT MEDICALLY SIGNIFCANT" ))
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Those side effects include abdominal problems and the inability to absorb crucial vitamins.
Because of the potential risk the F-D-A is requiring a warning label on all products containing Olestra.
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3-Sports


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From the hardwoods to hard bodies --
In sports, Mike Stevens shows us how Wake Forest got the best of U-V-A, and he gives us a look at the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover.
Good morning Mike.
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Birthdays
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Three-Larry


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(Live Interview)



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SUPER=13-John Rokisky/Blue Ridge Elk Chapter Member;
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Blue Ridge Chapter RMEF #14

Blue Ridge Mall Blue Ridge, VA. 24064

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Housing


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Earlier this week Roanoke building officials said they would not take action against a landlord for failing to install smoke detectors-
But now they've referred the case to the commonwealth's attorney.
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Five members of one family died on Saturday night, when an extension cord caught fire and the flames spread to a second floor apartment.
Officials initially said they would not cite the landlord for possibly violating property maintenance code.
Yesterday they called in commonwealth's attorney Don Caldwell to review the case.
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((RON MILLER/ROANOKE BUILDING COMMISSIONER: IT'S A VERY SENSITIVE ISSUE AND WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE THAT WE HAVE DONE THE RIGHT THING AND I THINK THIS WILL PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE.)) ((DON CALDWELL/ROANOKE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: MY DETERMINATION WILL BE BASED UPON WHAT THEY SHARE WITH ME CONCERNING HOW THE FIRE STARTED AND WHAT IF ANY CONTRIBUTIONS MIGHT BE LAID TO ANY INDIVIDUAL OR GROUPS OF INDIVIDUALS.))
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Meanwhile, the city has received more than 100 requests for building inspections, and more than 50 requests for home safety inspections since Monday.
The Fire Department has also given away more than 30 smoke detectors this week and is ordering more.
Funeral services for the four children and grandmother who were killed in the fire are today at Belmont Baptist Church.

Cross-Burning


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A cross burning in the city last weekend may have been the result of a
dispute with a neighbor-- NOT racism. (----------------)
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Police say they've spoken with the residents of 12-22 Tompkins Avenue-- who don't believe their inter- racial relationship led to the incident.
Instead, they think it was the act of an angry neighbor.
Cross burning is a felony in Virginia.
Police are still investigating.
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In Christiansburg, those opposed to a billboard paid for by advocates of gay rights have had their say -- and they got their way.

Gay-Ad


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The advertisement reading "Diversity Enriches" lasted only six days before complaints and threats caused the advertiser to paint over it.
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The billboard was rented for a month by a group called "Gay and Straight Citizens of Southwest Virginia."
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The advertising company that owns the sign says it received more than 50 calls complaining about the sign.
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The decision to paint over the message was made when callers threatened to destroy the company's billboards.

Fine-Print


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If one lawmaker has his way -- couples would be reading "the fine print" before they get married.
Democratic Delegate David Brickley of Prince William County wants Virginia to print warning labels on marriage license applications in an effort to halt spousal abuse.
The warning would read "The laws of the Commonwealth affirm your right to enter into this marriage as an equal partner and at the same time live within your marriage free from violence and abuse.
Neither of you is the property of the other."


Halifax-Football


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In 1991, the Halifax County Comets were flying high.
It was the year, the football team secured a state title.
J-J Powell was on the winning team.
But today he's among several players who've found themselves at odds with the law.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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SUPER=01-Larry Clark/Halifax Co. Principal; :12
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((With a 14- and 0 record, the Comets were clearly on top.
The team was affectionately pegged "The Wreckin' Crew"-- a name they lived up to by defeating Lloyd Byrd High School for the State Title.
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((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX CO. PRINCIPAL: WE'VE HAD MEMBERS OF THAT TEAM WHO'VE GONE ON TO THE COAST GUARD ACADEMY, TO THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY, TO THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, TO EMORY AND HENRY.))
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take su
Unfortunately, the State Title did not follow all the players in a positive light.
For some, going head to head with a teams like GW Danville would prove easy compared to what was in store down the road. end su
Robert Clark was the first of three players to run into serious trouble.
Two years after winning the state title, he was convicted of Capital Murder.
Larry Smith coached the team to victory.
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((LARRY SMITH/HALIFAX CO. FOOTBALL COACH: I HATE ITS HAPPENED BUT AT THE SAME TIME I DON'T FEEL LIKE A CERTAIN PART OF THIS SCHOOL SHOULD BE STIGMATIZED FOR THE MISTAKES OF OTHERS.))
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Not long afterward, another player was arrested for murder.
George Boyd was later acquitted.
But he was convicted of petty larceny for his role in the crime.
It's too early to tell what will become of J- J Powell.
The former team member wanted for the county's latest murder has yet to be apprehended.
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((JOHN GREENBACKER/HALIFAX CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: I PERSONALLY HAVE WONDERED WHETHER OR NOT ITS GOOD TO GIVE YOUNGSTERS THE TRAPPINGS AND PUBLIC ADULATION SO EARLY IN THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF SPORTS WHEN THERE'S A VERY HIGH LIKELIHOOD THEY CAN NOT SUSTAIN THAT POSITION BEYOND A FEW MONTHS. ))
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That question is one many have pondered. At the same time, it's unlikely anyone will ever find a clear cut answer. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))

4-scores


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In college hoop action --
Number Nine Wake Forest beat Virginia.
Let's take a look at the scoreboards.
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SUPER=97-Villanova/=69/Providence/=65//Wake Forest/=81/Virginia/=64;
SUPER=97-Kentucky/=82/Georgia/=77//Georgetown/=83/Syracuse/=64;
SUPER=97-N. Carolina/=82/Fla. State/=71//Memphis/=86/Al.-Birmingham/=77;
SUPER=97-Penn State/=87/Purdue/=77//UCLA/=99/S. California/=72;
SUPER=97-Maryland/=65/Clemson/=60//Mississippi/=82/Auburn/=69;



SUPER=103-Detroit/==4/San Jose/==2//Pittsburgh/==4/Ottawa/==3;
SUPER=103-Buffalo/==4/Hartford/==2//Philadelphia/==4/NY Rangers/==4;
SUPER=103-Chicago/==2/Toronto/==2//St. Louis/==6/Winnipeg/==5;