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VO-NAT


Record low temperatures create hardships for home-owners, motorists and farmers.
Coming up on NEWS 7, we'll see what the sub-zero temperatures are doing to us.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And just when does the LIEUTENANT Governor get to break a tie in the evenly divided state Senate? Don Beyer gets put to the test.

Sports-Head


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


Tonight in sports, we'll take a look back at last night's rare loss by the Bulls.
Magic Johnson talks about his progress.
Bobby Thomson talks about his historic homer.
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And Pulaski County native Gary Clark is fired this afternoon by the Miami Dolphins as Jimmy Johnson continues to clean house in south Florida.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
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Take heart....it will get warmer later this week. We might hit 50 by Friday.

Giles-Death


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


The frigid weather is being blamed for the death of a Giles County man over the weekend.
Authorities say the body of 46- year- old William Garland Mullins was found around noon Saturday.
A family friend discovered Mullins lying on his front lawn-- within 10- feet of his home in the Wolf Creek area of Giles County.
Officials say Mullins had a history of medical problems-- and apparently died of exposure.
They say Mullins was wearing a jacket.
The county's coroner will determine the official cause of death-- but it is NOT believed to be suspicious.

Cold-Weather


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=Deep Freeze


The bitter cold snap is apparently beginning to loosen its grip on the region.
The frigid conditions have caused all sorts of problems, including water main breaks and power outages.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ron/Microwave


Ron Jones is here to tell us how people are coping.
Live=Ron Full/Microwave
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(Roll Cue) ... with mixed reactions.
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SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :14
SUPER=01-Reggie Reynolds/Cattlemen's Assoc. Rep.; :23
SUPER=01-Shane Amburguy/Katie's Ice Cream; :42
SUPER=01-Rebecca Carey/Roanoke Resident; :54
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(( Busted water pipes and slow moving traffic is the order of day in the Roanoke Valley.
Workers in Roanoke are fighting water main breaks on two fronts in both the north and south side.
Cattlemen aren't welcoming the cold either.
Their livestock have to work harder to stay warm by eating more food... if they can get to it.
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((REGGIE REYNOLDS/CATTLEMEN'S ASSOC. REP: THE BAD THING IS WHEN WE GET THE SNOW LIKE WE GOT TWO WEEKS AGO IS GETTING TO THE CATTLE. AND ITS HAD TO TAKE SOME OF OUR CATTLE PRODUCERS ALL DAY.))
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Which leads to slim cattle and bad beef rates per pound.
But some businesses haven't missed a beat because of the cold... especially the ice cream business?
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((SHANE AMBURGUY/KATTIE'S ICE CREAM: BASED ON THE LAST SNOW STORM WE DID HAVE A DRAMATIC INCREASE OF PEOPLE PRIOR TO THE PREVIOUS TWO MONTHS.))
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And for some the cold and snow is welcomed event.
This lady left Sunny Florida for one reason.
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((REBECCA CAREY/ROANOKE RESIDENT: WELL, I WANTED TO GET AWAY FROM THE THE REAL HOT WEATHER... BUT HERE I AM.))
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Homes-Cold


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE# 96-7
GRAPHIC=Deep Freeze


The record cold helped set a power use record for American Electric Power in Southern West Virginia and Southwest Virginia this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke Gas Company has not set any records yet, but suggests customers take some steps to conserve energy this month.
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((JOHN WILLIAMSON/ROANOKE GAS: MAKE SURE ALL STORM WINDOWS ARE CLOSED, STORM DOORS CLOSED. DROP THE THERMOSTAT 2-3 DEGREES WHEN IT'S SEVERELY COLD. EVEN IF YOU'RE WORRIED ABOUT PIPES, LEAVE WATER DRIPPING OVERNIGHT OR DURING THE DAY IF YOU ARE AWAY ALL DAY. ))
SUPER=01-John Williamson/Roanoke Gas;
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Deep Freeze


Williamson says an average gas bill for the month of February is 102- dollars. This month customers can expected their bill to be about 15 dollars higher due to the severe cold.

Orren


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Philip Orren


Roanoke police and prosecutors apparently think they've got the man who's been setting fires in the Patterson Avenue area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/January 26


Phillip Vincent Orren was indicted today, charged with arson in seven separate incidents over the past three months.
Chief Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Betty Jo Anthony says Orren is a suspect in as many as 20 fires altogether.
SUPER=04-December 4, 1995


Orren lives in the same neighborhood where these fires occurred.
He was arrested last month, two days after he allegedly set a fire where someone was actually INSIDE the house at the time.
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Franklin-Fire


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-114
GRAPHIC=Fire


Flames destroyed a house in Franklin County over the weekend.
But as Scott Prince reports, a burning DESIRE saved one man's life.
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((PETER DOYLE/FIRE VICTIM: THE SMOKE GOT TO ME. I DIDN'T KNOW WHERE I WAS AT AND I COULDN'T GET OUT, COULDN'T WALK. NOTHING. ))
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There are two reasons why 84- year- old Peter Doyle survived this house fire.
Virginia Tech student Michael Nunn, and his 15- year- old brother, Kevin.
Over the weekend a blaze broke out at Doyle's Fork Mountain home... but heroic efforts by his two young neighbors proved to be the difference between life and death.
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((KEVIN NUNN/HOUSE FIRE HERO: I WAS OUTSIDE AND I WAS WATERING MY COW AND ONE OF THE NEIGHBORS YELLED "HEY, IS HIS HOUSE ON FIRE?" I LOOKED UP AND SAW PETE'S HOUSE ON FIRE SO I RAN BACK TO OUR HOUSE AND YELLED FOR MY DAD. ))
OUT Q=for my dad.


While his parents called for help, Kevin and his brother took matters into their own hands.
The Nunn brothers sprinted across the yard, entered the burning house, and went searching for their elderly neighbor. stand- up bridge 14:00:09
It was Michael who found a disoriented Peter Doyle here in the back bedroom.
He extended his hand and pulled the man to safety.
Seconds later the house was completely engulfed in flames. end stand- up
Doyle was treated for smoke inhalation, but doctors say he'll be fine.
He doesn't know how the fire started, but he does know that he couldn't have chosen better friends.
The Nunn brothers don't consider themselves heros.
They're just glad they still have Peter Doyle as friend.
Scott Prince, News 7, Franklin County.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer tries out his role as tiebreaker in the state Senate--
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while Congressman L-F Payne finally makes it official.
After weeks of speculation, he's made a decision about his future in Washington.
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Payne


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=LF Payne


Democrat L- F Payne says he won't be running for another term in Congress.
But sources say don't be surprised to see his name associated with another political office.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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((REP. L. F. PAYNE/(D) FIFTH DISTRICT: DESPITE ALL OF THE REWARDS AND EXCITING CHALLENGES THAT ARE A PART OF THIS JOB, I NEVER INTENDED CONGRESS TO BE A CAREER. ))
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Following weeks of speculation, Payne made it official.
After eight years in Congress, he's retiring at the end of the year.
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((MY CAREER WAS BUILT IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND I HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT THE PRIVATE SECTOR IS WHERE I WILL RETURN.))
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But others aren't convinced Payne's political career is over so quick. take su
Payne wouldn't confirm. But sources say he's being courted by high ranking officials within the Democrat party who want Payne to run as Lieutenant Governor. end su
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((I'M VERY OPEN IN TERMS OF OPPORTUNITIES THAT MIGHT EXIST THAT WOULD ALLOW ME TO BE IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND HAVE SOME PARTICIPATION IN TERMS OF PUBLIC POLICY. ))
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Payne gave no specific reason for retiring.
Last term-- he ran a tough campaign against George Landrith-- who says he's ready for another round.
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((WE HAVE NAME IDENTIFICATION, WE HAVE SUPPORTERS, WE HAVE AN ORGANIZATION AND SO I THINK THAT IT'S WORTH ANOTHER SHOT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE COMPLETE WHAT WE BEGAN IN 1994. ))
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Another Republican has also expressed interest in running. Eric Thompson says he too, will seek the Republican nomination. Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.

Folo-Payne


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-109
GRAPHIC=LF Payne


Within minutes of Payne's announcement this morning, Rocky Mount Senator Virgil Goode was on the phone rounding up support for a possible bid for the seat.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


He says he'll make a specific announcement tomorrow, preferring to focus publicly on Payne.
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((SEN. VIRGIL GOODE/D-ROCKY MOUNT: I COMMEND HIM... THROUGHOUT THE FIFTH.))
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Danville Delegate Whitt Clement says he won't challenge Goode for the nomination.
Martinsville's Ward Armstrong is undecided.
As for Payne, the presumed ticket leader for 1997 understands his decision.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: BUT I ALSO THINK HE'D BE AN EXTRAORDINARY ADDITION TO ANY DEMOCRATIC TEAM IN 1997 IF THAT'S WHAT HE WANTS TO DO. HE'S A BUSINESSMAN, HE'S SHOWN PROVEN VOTE-GETTING ABILITY IN RURAL VIRGINIA, AS A VMI GRADUATE, A COLGATE- DARDEN BUSINESS SCHOOL GRADUATE, HE BRINGS SO MUCH TO STATEWIDE LEADERSHIP.))
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Back on the Republican side, Clarksville Delegate Frank Ruff is exploring his own bid for Payne's seat, making that already a three- way race.

XGR-Senate


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Session 96


Virginia's 20-20 Senate had its first tie vote today -- and its first tie- breaker vote.
And its first argument over when Don Beyer gets to cast that vote.
And then Democrats and Republicans agreed to postpone the matter anyway.
But as Ellen Qualls reports -- its final outcome should have real importance to Virginia voters.
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((NAT SOT BO TRUMBO ON FLOOR

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It's an arcane debate.
But, the issue was whether Virginians should be given the right to put their own referenda on ballots, like Californians do.
It's an issue that few expected to get all the way to the Senate floor in Virginia, and NO one expected would be the first 20- 20 tie.
A decision was put off, but the tie breaker issue it raised was finally in the public eye.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IN THE PUBLIC CONSCIOUSNESS, I DON'T THINK IT'S IMPORTANT AT ALL. I THINK IT DOES CARRY A ... THAT WILL HINGE ON 20-20 TIE VOTES.))
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Bo Trumbo has a very real concern that he says has nothing to do with partisan politics.
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((BO TRUMBO: BY SETTING...HAS HEARD.))
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On this occassion, Beyer did NOT have to issue a ruling, only an opinion.
But once that first ruling is issued, Republicans will appeal -- and that appeal could end up in court.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Stocks


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


After a slow start the stock market advanced for a record close.
The Dow gained 33 points.
NASDAQ was up 11 points.
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Garber


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


It's Republican versus Republican for the Ward Three seat on Lynchburg city council this May.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Former GOP chairman Robert Garber announced his candidacy this morning during a news conference outside City Hall.
He's seeking the seat currently held by fellow Republican Jim Curling.
Garber calls Curling a party "outsider" who not only voted for Bill Clinton, but who supports the city's controversial trash tag program.
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((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL CANDIDATE: I JUST KNOW THE THINGS THAT HE HAS NOT ADDRESSED, AND I'M NOT GOING TO ATTACK MR. CURLING, THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE A RACE OF ATTACKS. THIS IS GOING TO BE A RACE ON THE ISSUES.))
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OUT Q=on the issues.
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VO-NAT


Garber says he's running to repeal the trash tag and business license taxes, and reduce the city's real estate tax.
Curling says if he is not nominated by the Republicans later this month, he may run as an independent to keep his seat.
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City-Council


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-2
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


The latest plan to redevelop Henry Street in Roanoke brought more criticism today as a new citizens group asked city council to put the brakes on the project.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Members of the group, Black Concerned Citizens of Roanoke held signs during today's council session.
They asked members to put the project on hold until concerns about the ownership of the development and minority participation in its operation are answered.
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((ANITA REED/BLACK CONCERNED CITIZENS: WELL I GUESS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN IS TO EDUCATE THE COMMUNTIY AS TO WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS THAT THEY MAY NOT BE AWARE OF WITH REGARDS TO HENRY STREET.)) ((IT'S ESSENTIAL THAT THOSE THAT WERE PART OF IT ARE PART OF WHAT IS IN THE WORKS FOR THE FUTURE AS WELL.))
SUPER=01-Anita Reed/Black Concerned Citizens of Roanoke;
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OUT Q=for the future as well.
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VO-NAT


Last month, the Henry Street Revival Committee and the Roanoke Housing Authority unveiled a multi- million dollar plan to revitalize the former commercial district in Roanoke's Gainsboro neighborhood.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Roanoke City Seal


The Housing Authority has delayed its presentation to city council while officials gather more public comment on the proposal.

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, Gary Clark is cut by the Dolphins.
Michael talks about he Bulls upsetting setback and Magic talks about getting back in the groove.
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And Bobby Thomson, the guest speaker at last night's hall of fame banquet in Salem talks about the shot heard round the world.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=NBA


Maybe it was the altitude, maybe it was the pregame fireworks inside the gym, or maybe it was just time.
Whatever the reason, the Nuggets were extremely bullish last night as they ended Chicago's 18 game winning streak.
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SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Bulls vs. Nuggets; :00


The Bulls suffered just their fourth loss of the season as the Nuggets chick his airness with the 105 to 99 upset.
Michael Jordan had 39 points for the Bulls on a variety of slams and jumpers.
But the Nuggets put five players in double figures including Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf, who burned the nets for 32 points as the Nuggets end the Bulls 18 games winning streak with the 105-to-99 win.
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((BRYANT STITH/9 POINTS LAST NIGHT:)) ((MICHAEL JORDAN/39 POINTS LAST NIGHT:))
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SUPER=01-Michael Jordan/39 Points Last Night; :12
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OUT Q=...THE STRETCH TO WIN."
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S-Jazz


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=MAGIC JOHNSON


The Lakers got shelled by the BUlls Friday night, but last night Magic and boys of tinseltown bounced back to quiet the Jazz.
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SUPER=03-Inglewood, CA/Last NIght; :00


Is the Magic back at the Forum?? Well watch this play, the rebound, the drive up court and the no look lob pass to Vlade Divac for the layin.
Magic also scores 21 as the Lakers win 110-to-103.
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((MAGIC JOHNSON/21 POINTS LAST NIGHT:))
SUPER=01-Magic Johnson/21 Points Last Night; :00
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OUT Q=...bit better too."
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S-Hall


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-26
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


In one other hoop note, the Basketball Hall of Fame added six names to list years class of inductees, including the Iceman, George Gervin.
Joining the former Spur are George Yardley, former NC State star David Thompson, former Laker Gail Goodrich,
And former ODU all-american Nancy Lieberman-Cline.
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S-College


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO


A number of area college teams are in action tonight including UVa.
The Cavaliers host Old Dominion as they try to win their second straight.
SS=VMI


The VMI Keydets are back in Cameron Hall for their annual military clash with The Citadel.
That game also tips off tonight at 7 o'clock.
SS=W&L Hoops


Right across the street the Washington & Lee Generals are at home in the Warner Center taking on Randolph-Macon.
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And down in Lynchburg, Roanoke looks to continue its winning ways against Lynchburg. The Maroons beat the Hornets by 20 last week.

S-Clark


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=DOLPHINS


Jimmy Johnson's house cleaning in Miami continued this afternoon as the Dolphins cut veteran wide receiver Gary Clark.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL; :00

The 33-year-old Clark, an 11-year veteran, caught 37 passes for 525 yards and two touchdowns after joining the Dolphins last season. Clark ranks fourth among active wide receivers with 699 career receptions.
Clark spent eight seasons with Washington and two with Arizona before signing with the Dolphins.
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S-Fame


ANCHOR=mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-28
GRAPHIC=HALL OF FAME


Wayne LaPierre, Kent Tekulve, CHuck Hartman and Jim Cutler comprised the Class of 96 that was inducted into the Sale-Roanoke Baseball Hall of Fame last night.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Last Night; :00


But most folks came to see the guest speaker, 72 year old Bobby Thomson.
The Former New York Giant who hit the shot heard round the world in the 1951 world series to give the national league pennant to the Giants.
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((BOBBY THOMSON/1951 SERIES HERO:))
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OUT Q= ...was something."
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