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Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
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A man is dead in Martinsville, his girlfriend is behind bars charged with murder-
Did the gun go off by accident? That's the question in the case of Joe Bolling- Tonight a jury reaches its decision.
Plus a surprise in the latest presidential poll.
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And Robin with the gloomy forecast.
News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good evening.
A man is murdered in Martinsville tonight.
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His girlfriend- Mary Lorene Spencer Mitchell is behind bars charged in the stabbing. We'll have details.
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A military plane crashed in a residential area near Nashville, today. Five people were killed - Two crew members on the plane and three people on the ground.
SUPER=03-Nashua, NH;


And a poll tells the status of the Republican candidates in New Hampshire.
Bob Dole and Steve Forbes are in a dead heat.
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Plus Magic Johnson's is back with the Lakers. Join us for News 7 at eleven.

M'ville-Murder


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11 p.m.
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TAPE#95-112
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A domestic dispute today erupted into Martinsville's first murder of the year.
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32- year- old James Weldon Lee, Junior was stabbed to death--
Authorities are charging his girlfriend, Mary Mitchell with the murder.
The incident happened around 4- 30 this afternoon at the Patrick Henry Apartments on Booker Road.
Police say Mitchell admitted to stabbing Lee in the chest-- but she said it was an act of self- defense.
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((TONY TURNER/MARTINSVILLE POLICE DEPT.: THERE WAS A DOMESTIC DISPUTE BETWEEN THE TWO. BOTH WERE ARMED WITH KNIVES. HE SUPPOSEDLY SWUNG AT HER WITH A KNIFE AND SHE SWUNG BACK, STRIKING HIM IN THE CHEST. ))
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Lee was pronounced dead at 5-45 at Memorial Hospital of Martinsville- Henry County.
Police believe alcohol may have been involved.

Bolling


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A Bedford County man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for the shooting death of his girlfriend last spring.
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It took a jury just over four hours tonight to find 48 year old Joe Gardner Bolling guilty of second degree murder.
Bolling shot and killed 27 year old Torina Wright during an argument in their home last June. The jury apparently did not believe that his gun fired accidentally.
After arriving at a verdict around 9:15 tonight, the panel spent another 45 minutes sentencing Bolling to 27 years in prison for the murder and three years on the firearms charge.
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Bolling was also fined 30-thousand dollars.

Franklin-Murder


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An argument outside a Franklin County restaurant turned deadly this weekend.

A stabbing left one man dead and another behind bars.
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Police say it all started in a parking lot near the restaurant-
That's where they say 21 year old Barry Morton Dudley and 27 year old Kenneth Russell Moore got into an argument.
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((LT. EWELL HUNT/FRANKLIN CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: RECEIVED A CALL TO GO TO PAUL'S BAR-B-QUE DURING A FIGHT OR ALTERCATION AT PAUL'S BAR-B-QUE SHORTLY MIDNIGHT SATURDAY. AFTER OUR OFFICERS ARRIVED AT PAUL'S BAR-B-QUE WE FOUND SEVERAL PEOPLE HAD BEEN IN AN ALTERCATION OR DISAGREEMENT THERE AT PAUL'S BAR-B-QUE.))
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The Sheriff's Department says the incident then carried over to a trailer park in Franklin County where Moore was stabbed once in the chest by Dudley with a large knife.
Moore died at Roanoke Memorial Hospital yesterday morning.
Dudley is being held without bond at the Franklin County jail.
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Police also say Dudley is currently on probation for an unlawful wounding incident that occurred in 1992.

Youth-Crime


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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A Danville High School student wanted for shooting and killing a fellow classmate is still at large.
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16- year old Tony Spraggins was killed yesterday afternoon on Winslow Street.
He was a sophomore at George Washington High School.
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The wanted teen is also a student at the school.
Police aren't releasing his name because he's underage.
Witnesses say the two had a fight last week in the school cafeteria.
But neither police nor school officials will confirm if the incidents are related.
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((MAJ. B. C. ELLIOTT/DANVILLE POLICE DEPT.:THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE SO, THERE'S BEEN A LITTLE SPECULATION ON THAT, BUT NOT ANYTHING REAL STRONG ON THAT AS YET, THAT WE WANT TO RELEASE ANYWAY. ))
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Officials at the National Center for Juvenile Justice say the number of teens charged with murder is on the rise.
In 1993, 14- percent of all murder arrests in Virginia involved suspects between the ages of 10 and 17.
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Henry-Sheriff


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The Henry County Sheriff's Department says it needs assistance fighting the areas's growing number of drug crimes.
But as Kimberly McBroom reports, the department says the help needs to come from the county.
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(( Two drug- related murders in the last year-- plus numerous other crimes have kept Henry County authorities busy.
The Sheriff's department recently asked the county's permission to apply for a federal grant to hire two more narcotics officers.
But to the department's disappointment, the board of supervisors said no.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF: I THINK A LOT OF THE OFFICERS THOUGHT AS MUCH DRUG PROBLEMS AS WE HAVE IN THIS AREA, AND AS NECESSARY AS THESE POSITIONS ARE, AND THE HELP THEY COULD BE TO US-- I THINK THEY THOUGHT THAT THE BOARD WOULD CERTAINLY GO ALONG WITH THEM. ))
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The federal government would have funded most of the 148- thousand dollar grant-- Henry County would have had to put up a quarter of the money-- around 37- thousand dollars.
But county officials say that's still too much for an already tight budget.
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((ROBERT LAWLER/HENRY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE'RE LOOKING AT APPROXIMATELY 10- 15- MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW SCHOOL DEBT AND THE BOARD DID NOT WANT TO COMMIT FUNDS INTO THAT BUDGET WITHOUT SEEING ALL THE EXPENDITURES AND ALL THE REVENUES. ))
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Lawler says two of the three current drug officers are financed through another federal grant.
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: MEMBERS OF THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT SAYS THEY'RE GRATEFUL FOR THE OFFICERS THEY DO HAVE-- BUT IN THEIR WORDS, IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT MORE SOLDIERS TO FIGHT IN THIS WAR ON DRUGS. KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, HENRY COUNTY. ))
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School-Closing


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The weather is forcing some school systems to alter their schedules for tomorrow.
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Schools in Bedford will open one hour late
Nelson County schools will open TWO hours late.
In Pocahontas County West Virginia, the following schools will open two hours late.
Green Bank Elementary and Middle Schools.
Hillsboro Elementary and Middle school as well as Pocahontas High School are all two hours late.
Marlington Elementary and Middle Schools are CLOSED Tuesday
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, the so called Doctor Death assists in yet another suicide,
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and five people are dead following the crash of a military jet today in Nashville.
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Plane-Crash


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Firefighters say victims of a military plane crash never had a chance.
Dave Fehling reports, five people died when the jet went down near Nashville.
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((Hours after the crash, flames were still erupting from the neat brick homes of this subdivision two and a half miles southeast of the Nashville international airport. One house was blown off its frame by the impact... another was flattened...minutes later two others were engulfed in fire.
The pilot and co-pilot of the F-14 Tomcat were killed on impact. An elderly couple and another person at a house hit directly by the jet are among the confirmed dead.
Witnesses say police at the scene saved lives by forcing bystanders away from the crash area. A second fire ball erupted on the heels of the initial explosion.
WITNESS: IT WAS LIKE FLAMES WERE CHASING ME. The crew was on a routine training mission and had stopped to refuel at nashville international airport. The plane was part of a fighter squadron based at Miramar Naval Air station near San Diego. Dave Fehling, CBS News, Nashville.))

Kevorkian


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Dr. Jack Kevorkian's helped in another suicide- but today Prosecutors ruled it a homicide.
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A 48 year old woman with multiple sclerosis was found dead in Kevorkian's van.
The doctors' attorney says Kevorkian tried to convince the woman to wait a week or a month- but she refused.
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16:47:47 ((GEOFFREY FIEGER/KEVORKIAN'S ATTORNEY: DR. KEVORKIANS THRUST OF HIS COUNSELING IS GO ON TIL THE VERY END UNTIL YOU CAN'T TAKE IT ANYMORE AND THEN GO ON BEYOND THAT AND THAT IS WHY HUNDREDS OF DR. KEVORKIANS PATIENTS HAVE GONE ON AND DIED NATURALLY JUST KNOWING THAT HE WOULD BE THERE.))
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SUPER=@File;


Kevorkian has acknowledged attending 27 deaths since 1990.
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DuPont


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Police searched John DuPont's estate but only found a few weapons.
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They feared he had booby-trapped the mansion with explosives while he was holed up-
The chemical company heir is charged with killing Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.
Police did find a 38 caliber revolver they believe was used in the slaying.
DuPont held police at bay for two days- until yesterday when the standoff ended.
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Poll


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A new survey shows Republicans Bob Dole and Steve Forbes in a dead heat in next months New Hampshire Primary.
Forbes was considered a long shot but his flat tax plan is drawing attention.
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((STEVE FORBES/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: IT'S THE PROGRESS WE ARE MAKING IN TERMS OF OUR MESSAGE OF HOPE, GROWTH, AND OPPORTUNITY GETTING TO THE VOTERS.)) 20:12:53 ((SEN. ROBERT DOLE/R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: WE'RE NOT GONNA LET IT WORRY US. WE'RE GONNA RUN OUR CAMPAIGN AND HOPE THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THAT A FLAT TAX IS NOT GONNA CURE EVERYTHING.))
SUPER=01-Steve Forbes/(R) Presidential Candidate; 00 very quick!
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Republican Phil Gramm says the poll only shows one thing- that there's no real front runner. He ranks third in the poll.
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Charter-Schools


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-112
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Charter schools in other states allow corporations, parents, teachers, or anyone to try education a new way.
If they fail, they lose their charter.
If they succeed, they help children that public schools just aren't reaching.
But those who oppose them say charter schools open the door to segregation -- providing public money to those who want to go to schools with others just like themselves.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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((TODD LINDNER/SUPPORTS CHARTER SCHOOLS: IF YOU PASS THIS BILL, MAYBE SOMEONE WILL START A SCHOOL WHERE KIDS LIKE ME CAN KEEP LEARNING.))
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Kids like Todd may be bright, but learning disabled.
Their parents think a special autonomous public school, NOT religious, could focus just on them.
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((BILL BOSHER/VA. SUPT. OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: IT IS NOT THE SALVATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. NOR WILL IT DESTROY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.))
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((JIM SCHROEDER/SUPPORTS CHARTER SCHOOLS: THIS WOULD BE ONE MORE TOOL...HELP SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.))
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But a bi-partisan committee suggestions to require local school board approval, and limit the experiment to two schools per district still doesn't meet the muster of many in the education community.
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((KRISTEN AMUNDSON/VA. SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOC./OPPOSES CHARTER SCHOOLS: BUT CHARTER SCHOOLS HASTEN THE SKYBOXING OF OUR NATION... EXACTLY LIKE THEM... HEY LOOK AT THE BALKANS.))
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((THE REFERENCE TO SKYBOXING IS TO THE HIGH DOLLAR SEATS IN SPORTS ARENAS, WHERE SOME SIT ABOVE THE CROWD.
AND THE BALKANS REFERENCE WE'VE HEARD BEFORE, FROM VINTON'S OWN DICK CRANWELL, WHO COULD STILL BE A FORMIDABLE OPPONENENT IF CHARTER SCHOOLS MAKES IT TO THE HOUSE FLOOR THIS YEAR. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Coming up next on News 7, some Lynchburg ministers want to see a thousand man march,
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and with the wolf at the door, an area zoo is forced to shutdown part of its endagered animal program.
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Miss-Stella


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Fortune Teller Lola Miller convinced a Franklin County man to pay her 65-thousand dollars to help him pick lottery numbers.
She got him to tap his retirement funds, because she said "God doesn't believe in I-R-A accounts."
Now HE is going to the courts in a effort to get it back.
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Better known as "Miss Stella," the palm reader is now long gone.
She packed up her crystal ball and spent the last year in a federal prison.
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Warren Smith of Glade Hill testified that Miller assured him money would not be a problem, predicting that he would win three million dollars.
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((WARREN SMITH: SHE TOLD ME THAT SHE WAS GOING TO GIVE ME SOME NUMBERS FOR THE LOTTERY. SHE WAS GOING TO GO TO CHURCH AND GOD WOULD GIVE HER THESE NUMBERS.))
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After hearing from another victim, the Judge concluded Smith had been defrauded.
Judge Pat Doherty warned them not to look to the stars for answers to life's daily problems.
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((JUDGE PAT DOHERTY: AND TO AWARD PUNITIVE DAMAGES IN THIS WOULD BE THE SAME AS PROVIDING AN AWARD FOR BEING GULLIBLE.))
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Judge Doherty DID order Miller to return the almost 66 thousand dollars Smith paid her.
It's likely though to be a hollow victory since the decision is virtually un-enforceable.

L'burg-March


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You remember the million man march held in Washington last fall?
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How about a thousand man march.
That's what a number of Lynchburg Area ministers are planning for March 16th.
Although there won't be as many people as the million man march- the message is still the same.
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((REVEREND BENJAMIN HARRIS/MARCH ORGANIZER: WE MUST BRING DIGNITY AND RESPONSIBILITY BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY WHILE COMBATING THE SELF DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIORS BY SOME BLACK MEN--SUCH AS MURDER, SELLING DRUGS, AND EXPLOITATION OF OUR WOMEN. ))
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Marchers will walk from the Lynchburg City Jail to the Court Street Baptist Church--
Organizers want men, women, and children--of all ages-- to march in SUPPORT of their communities. Wx-Tape
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S-Score


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Hokies beat a not so average JOE to get their 14th win of the year.
Roanoke hooks up with Lynchburg tonight.
The Lakers once again have a Magic act.
And the Super Bowl teams return home, after we turn the pages on tonight's scores.
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S-Tech


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The Virginia Tech Hokies dropped to 13th in the new Associated Press top 25 that was released today.
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But tonight they dropped St. Josephs's 85-to-76 to improve to 7-and-1 in the Atlantic 10.
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The Hawks made their first trip to the Cassell tonight as head coach Phil Martelli looked to pull off the upset.
Travis Jackson has struggled a bit lately, but not tonight as he scored 10 points in the first half and finished with a dozen.
Tech's other big man Keefe Matthews has also been in a slump, but watch him hammer in the David Jackson miss with two hands.
St. Joe's Reggie Townsend threw his weight around tonight and shot the Hawks to an early lead on this short jumper. Tech led by 3 at the half.
And after intermission, Shawn Smith knocks down this free throw line jumper off the Ace Custis assist.
But THIS would not be cakewalk, as Terrell Myers came off the bench and scored 23, to get the Hawks within 4 with under 3 minutes to go.
Shawn Good would ice it for the Tech SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/=85/St.
Joseph's/=76;

with this Jumper with the shot clock running down.
Tech gets good balanced scoring and wins it 85-to-76.
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((SHAWN SMITH/13 POINTS & 5 REBOUNDS:)) ((BILL FOSTER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:)) ((PHIL MARTELLI/ST. JOSEPH'S HEAD COACH:))
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S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-1
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A battle between the third place and 6th place teams in the ODAC tipped off last night over in Salem at the Bast Center as Roanoke hosted Lynchburg.
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Page Moir's team entered the game at 7 and 4 in the conference
while Joe Davis's Hornets were 5 and 5.
The Hornets took advantage Roanoke's slow start. Former E.C. Glass star Otis Tucker dishes to Bryan Lightner, he scores two of his 12 on the night.
The maroon's Michael ball is on the Ball; giving to former Franklin County standout Derek Bryant who proves why he isa three point specialist.
Roanoke led 38-30 at the half and SUPER=33-Roanoke/=83/Lynchburg/=63;

extended that advantage. Nathan Hungate notches one of his 8 assists to Tim Braun. Braun had a game high 17 points.
Former Patrick henry star Turk Smith kept fighting for Lynchburg, but the Hornets come up 20 points short; 83-63.
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S-Magic


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-1
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Don't look now but starting tonight the Magic is back in LA.
Earvin "Magic" Johnson,
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the former league MVP who is now 36, officially announced his comeback to the NBA yesterday.
"Magic" practiced with the Lakers again yesterday and then made the announcement.
He quit the game in 1991 after he was diagnosed with the HIV virus.
He says he's coming back for the sake of his family.
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((EARVIN "MAGIC" JOHNSON/REJOINS THE LAKERS:))
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SUPER=01-Larry Bird/Former Celtics Great; :19
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Magic will play his first game tonight and he says his comeback is for more than just himself.
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((MAGIC JOHNSON:))
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S-Maxwell


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WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-26
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In one other NBA note, Philadelphia 76ers guard Vernon Maxwell has been sentenced to 90 days in jail in a Houston drug case.
Last October, Maxwell pleaded no-contest to misdemeanor marijuana possession.
He was ordered into a drug rehab program and to submit to regular drug testing, but he didn't follow those orders. So today, he was sentenced to jailtime.
Maxwell's lawyers plan to appeal. They must do so within 30 days.
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-28
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets newest acquisition continues to pay dividends.
Last night Kenny Anderson leads these Hornets to 88-to-86 win over the Cleveland.
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With the game tied at 86 and time running out, Mike Fratello got more than eyeful of Anderson as he goes one on one with the running one hander and banks it in left handed to give Charlotte a 2 points win over Cleveland.
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-1
GRAPHIC=SUPER BOWL XXX


Most of the Super Bowl champions who are not playing in the Pro Bowl out in Hawaii, arrived back Dallas last night on a charter flight.
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SUPER=03-Dallas, TX; :00


Head coach Barry Switzer led the team off the jet, but most of the players looked like they were suffering from jet lag and could use a little sleep.
The exception was game MVP Larry Brown, who has yet to go to sleep.
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((LARRY BROWN/MVP SUPER BOWL XXX:))
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S-Steelers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=03-Pittsburgh, PA;


The Steelers touched down back in the Steel city around dusk last night.
Several hundred fans greeted the team at the airport and mobbed place kicker Norm Johnson who played a big role in the Steelers upset bid Sunday night.
Both team now hope to get some much deserved R & R.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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Still to come tonight, some football news as the Hokies land a big all-state lineman.
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And the Cowboys and Steelers arrive back home from the desert.
We'll hear from game MVP Larry Brown in a moment.
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S-Glass


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-27
GRAPHIC=Carl Bradley


The Virginia Tech Hokies received a committment from one of the top lineman in the state today as E.C. Glass's Carl Bradley committed to Tech.
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SUPER=03-Newport News/Division 5 Championship; :00


Bradley, seen here wearing number 77, helped lead the Hilltoppers to the Division five state championship this past season where they lost to Hampton.
He is an all-state selection for the past two seasons.
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He picked Tech over Florida, Pitt, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Shooting


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A shooting has occurred tonight in Pittsylvania county, near Chatham.
Authorities say two people were injured-- one was shot in the head.
No other details are available at this time.
We have a crew on the scene and will have more on details on News 7 Mornin.

Red-Wolves


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A captive breeding program that began with high hopes three years ago, has now ended quietly.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./June 1995;


The American Center for Rare and Endangered Species was a collaboration between the Mill Mountain Zoo and Virginia's Explore Park.
Red wolves were the first endangered animals to arrive, and organizers had hoped to bring others to the Roanoke County site, but a lack of money forced the zoo to end the program.
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((BETH POFF/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: WHENEVER YOU GET INVOLVED WITH ANY ENDANGERED SPECIES PROGRAM, THIS WAS THE 5TH SSP WE STARTED. YOU HOPE TO STAY IN IT AND CONTRIBUTE FOR QUITE A LONG TIME. IT WAS A NEW VENTURE FOR US HAVING A SECONDARY SITE LIKE THAT. BEING A SECOND SITE, THAT WAS PROBABLY THE BIGGEST EXPENSE OF IT BECAUSE YOU HAD TO OUTFIT IT MUCH LIKE YOU DO A ZOO SITE REALLY.))
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The zoo plans to continue its breeding programs with other endangered animals at the zoo's Mill Mountain location. (----------------)