23:00-01

Craig-School

ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=NONE


Should he stay or should he go.
That's the question the Craig County School Board asked the public tonight about its school superintendent Dallas Helems..
And it got it's answer.
Jay Moore tells us how residents came out in full force in support of their superintendent.
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IN Q= nat sound clapping
SUPER=03-Craig Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bonnie Hutchinson/School Board Member; :12
SUPER=01-Jim Cady/School Board Chairman; :26
SUPER=01-Dallas Helems/School Superintendent; :46
SUPER=@Jay1; :57
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OUT Q=News 7

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((CLAPPING... ))
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This sums up how a majority of the residents felt following a motion to rescind last week's motion asking for Superintendent Dallas Helems' (HELL-ums) resignation.
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SOT 19:43:19
IN Q=I at this time

((BONNIE HUTCHINSON: SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: I AT THIS TIME WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO AMEND THE PREVIOUS ACTION TAKEN ON FEBRUARY 6 AND ASKING FOR HIS RESIGNATION. ))
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OUT Q=the resignation.


Hutchinson says she felt the board acted too fast in asking for the resignation.
SOT 19:50:31
IN Q=I think her

((JIM CADY/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: I THINK HER DECISION IS VERY FAIR. I THINK WE SHOULD A THOROUGH INVESTIGATION PRIOR TO TAKEN THE ACTION.))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=taken the action.


Board Member Hettie (Het-tee) Farley had questioned Helems (HELL-um) leadership ability.. in particular.. a recent fuel leak at the county high school.
She also questioned whether the vote was legal... but that didn't stop the board from approving it 3 to 2.
Helem (HELL-um) says hopefully the controversy will also pass.
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IN Q=I've gotten a lot

((DALLAS HELEMS/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: I'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF CALLS. THIS OUTPOURING TONIGHT INDICATED THEIR SUPPORT FOR ME AND THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. ))
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OUT Q=school system.
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((JAY MOORE/REPORTING: THE CONTROVERSY IS OVER FOR NOW AND THE NEXT STEP WILL BE FOR THE BOARD TO INVESTIGATE THE CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES OF EVENTS LEADING UP TO THE FUEL LEAK. THAT'LL BE MADE PUBLIC AT A LATER MEETING. IN CRAIG COUNTY, JAY MOORE NEWS 7.))
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Debate


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


No fireworks at tonight's GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire.
But as Elizabeth Kaledin reports, the candidates chastised each other for running negative campaigns.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Bow, NH;
SUPER=01-Suzanne Keach/Voter; :23
SUPER=01-Bob Watt/Voter; :36
SUPER=01-Dean Weeks/Voter; :53
SUPER=01-Pat Buchanan/(R) Presidential Candidate; 1:19
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Kaledin/CBS News; 1:40
RUNS=1:55
OUT Q=CBS NEWS


((In living rooms across new hampshire voters tuned into the debate. with the primary just five days away, many voters like Suzanne Keach are undecided and are hoping the debate provides a revelation.
suzanne keach Keach likes Dole and Alexander. Bob Watt likes Dole, Alexander and Buchanan. He just doesn't believe most of what they're saying:
bob watt/Voter In manchester at alpine club...undecided becamse indifferent...residents preferred playing darts over watching the candidates throw them at each other
dean weeks/Voter For the most part the debate offered up a traditional blend of politics, self-promotion and traded barbs...though polls favor Bob Dole...teh large number of undecideds could mean a close race between dole/alexander and buchanan...much of the hour and half forum was spent on negative advertising.
Afterwards...each of the candidates claimed victory...but back at the pizza party...it was not so clear to these voters...and may not be until next Tuesday. Elizabeth Kaledin CBS News, Bedford, New Hampshire.))

DUI-fatal


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The best and worst of one 16-year old boy.
It all came out in court today.
The teenager who ran down a 45- year old teacher last year will NOT be tried as an adult.
Keith Humphry explains the reasoning with a few numbers.
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IN Q=He is an
SUPER=03-Salem; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./December 14, 1995; :07
SUPER=01-Charlie Phillips/Defense Attorney; :26
SUPER=@file; :39
SUPER=01-Robert Woodruff/Accident Witness & Glenvar Student; :48
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7.


(( He is an honors student with a 3-point-8 grade point average, taking subjects such as advanced algebra, trigonometry and biology.
On December 14th, it was a point-2-1 blood alcohol level that reduced this exceptional student to a stupid drunk. He never knew what he'd hit. It was Bonnie Kitts on her nightly walk with her husband.
The high school junior could have gone to the penitentiary for 20 years, if he'd been tried as an adult. But he has a spotless record.
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SOT 15:01:30
IN Q=He has never

((CHARLIE PHILLIPS/DEFENSE ATTORNEY: HE HAS NEVER BEEN BEFORE THE COURT BEFORE. HE HAS INTELLIGENCE. HE'S SORRY. HE'S GRIEVING. HE'S GOING TO SUBSTANCE ABUSE COUNSELING. HE IS TAKING PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING. HE'S DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO SEE THAT THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN IN HIS LIFE. ))
SUPER=01-Charlie Phillips/Defense Attorney
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OUT Q=in his life.


Judge Phil Trompeter declared the boy "responsible for Mrs. Kitts' death." But the judge will keep the case in juvenile court... making the final decision on punishment next month.
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SOT 13:26:50
IN Q=Sure he's only

((SURE HE'S ONLY 16 YEARS OLD AND HE'S A SMART GUY AND LIKE HIS LAWYER WAS SAYING SURE HE'LL BE ABLE TO HELP PEOPLE LATER IN LIFE, BUT WHEN YOU COME RIGHT DOWN TO IT HE DID SOMETHING THAT WAS WRONG, THAT WAS LIKE REALLY TERRIBLY WRONG AND HE NEEDS TO BE PUNISHED FOR IT, PUNISHED AS SEVERELY AS POSSIBLE.))
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RUNS=:18
OUT Q=as possible.


Meanwhile the store where the teenage driver says he bought beer that night is under investigation and one of the clerks has been charged with selling alcohol to minors
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.))

Leftwich


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Roanoke Police Chief M. David Hooper says he believes his officers used reasonable force when they subdued Steven Leftwich over the weekend.
The incident early Sunday morning brought complaints of brutality-
But tonight Joe Dashiell reports an internal investigation has cleared the officers.
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SUPER=@Hooper;:00
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :14
SUPER=04-Monday; :23
SUPER=@Joe1; :55
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OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke

(( OPENS ON HOOPER SOUNDBITE
IN Q=I think that they used

((M. DAVID HOOPER/ROANOKE POLICE CHIEF: I THINK THAT THEY USED THAT FORCE WHICH WAS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL OF RENDERING MR LEFTWICH AS HARMLESS.))
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OUT Q=as harmless.


Referring to a diagram of downtown Roanoke, Hooper outlined the sequence of events on Sunday morning, when a routine traffic stop turned ugly.
Steven Leftwich says the beating he received left him bloodied and bruised, but chief hooper says the officers were also injured in a violent struggle that Leftwich initiated.
Hooper said he believes the officers used reasonable force to subdue Leftwich and take him into custody.
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IN Q=He was hit and he was kicked

((M. DAVID HOOPER: HE WAS HIT AND HE WAS KICKED, BUT AT NOT TIME WAS HE HIT OR KICKED THAT HE DIDN'T HAVE SOMEONE'S HAND IN HIS MOUTH AND THEY WERE TRYING TO BREAK THE BITE LOOSE OR HAVE HIS HAND ON A WEAPON TRYING TO TAKE IT.))
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OUT Q=trying to take it.

STAND-UP CLOSE
Steven Leftwich wasn't available for comment following Hooper's news conference.
But members of his family were planning to meet with an attorney and prepare their response.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on the broadcast, a train derailment may be an act of sabotage,
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VO-NAT

and as he faces a civil lawsuit, Virginia Tech football player Tony Morrison answers separate charges in court today
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Toss to Robin
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Morrison


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-5
GRAPHIC=Morrison


A judge found Virginia Tech football linebacker Tony Morrison guilty of a traffic code violation, but cleared him of criminal charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Morrison was accused of damaging a door and stealing tip money at a bar in Blacksburg.
He paid the damages, so Judge Thomas Frith dismissed those, as well as a public drunkenness charge.
He did find the 19 year- old guilty of possessing his older brother's driver's license.
In an UNRELATED case, Morrison is named in a federal lawsuit filed by Christy (bron-KA-la) Brzonkala, a former student who claims Morrison and another football player raped her.
His lawyer says today's ruling will NOT impact that case.
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SOT 22:36:16
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((JOE PAINTER/MORRISON'S LAWYER: THIS ONE CONVICTION UNDER THE TRAFFIC CODE? NO, BECAUSE IT'S NOT A CRIME OF MORAL TURPITUDE, IT DOESN'T EVEN SHOW UP AS A CRIMINAL CHARGE. ))
SUPER=01-Joe Painter/Morrison's Lawyer;
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OUT Q=a criminal charge.
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VO-NAT


After the bar incident in December, Morrison was suspended from the football team and not allowed to play in the Sugar Bowl.
Today the judge fined him 500 dollars. Four hundred will be suspended if he completes an alcohol education program.
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala


Meanwhile Christy (bron-KA-la) Brzonkala credibility is being loudly questioned by Tony Morrison's attorney.
Today, the negative media counter- attack included the revelation that
(bron-KA-la) herself has a criminal record.


Ellen Qualls has that story.
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IN Q=Christy Brzonkala
SUPER=03-Fairfax/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=07-Christy Brzonkala; :14
SUPER=01-Eileen Wagner/Brzonkala's Attorney; :24
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:10
RUNS=1:23
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7.


(( Christy Brzonkala took 42- dollars in merchandise from the Christiansburg Wal- Mart in the weeks after her alleged rapes.
Her legal opponents want you to know that.
She performed 50 hours community service for the crime.
sot 08:28:48

((CHRISTY BRZONKALA: I USED TO SAY I WISH I COULD GO BACK TO HIGH SCHOOL. JUST EVEN SENIOR YEAR. AND JUST CHANGE SO MANY THINGS AND JUST BE SO MUCH MORE CAREFUL.))
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((EILEEN WAGNER/BRZONKALA'S ATTORNEY: HER SHOPLIFTING INCIDENT FITS THE PROFILE OF SOMEONE WHO IS IN THE DEEP THROES OF POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER. ))
RUNS=:07


Both Tony Morrison and Virginia Tech filed legal papers this week to have Brzonkala's civil suits dismissed.
Her attorney admits she's considered dropping one part herself -- and pushing for criminal charges.
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((EILEEN WAGNER: BUT SINCE WE HAVE HAD A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST NATIONWIDE IN SUPPORTING HER CLAIM ON THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN STATUTE, WE'RE REASSESSING THAT NOW AND CONSIDERING GOING FORWARD WITH THE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN PORTION. ))
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sot 08:20:59

((CHRISTY BRZONKALA: I FEEL LIKE IT WASN'T JUST THOSE TWO GUYS THAT RAPED ME. IT WAS THE SCHOOL. THEY DID IT ALL OVER AGAIN. AND THEY DRAGGED IT OUT.))
runs=:11


Virginia Tech writes in its legal filing that it has, in its words, great compassion for Brzonkala for what she has endured.
But the University says, that's NO reason for a federal lawsuit against the school.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))

Train


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Train accident
A train accident in Minnesota may not have been an accident at all.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-St. Paul, MN;


Burlington Northern officials won't give details but they say something is fishy about the derailment.
Now the FBI is investigating possible sabotage
The train's brakes failed, it then hit an engine and then plowed into a railroad building.
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SOT 14:01:26
IN Q=

((MARTI CLARK/WITNESS: ONE OF THE CARMEN GOT TRAPPED UNDERNEATH THE RUBBLE ON THE CEILING AND THE WALL AND THERE WAS A CONDUCTOR ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE HALL THAT WAS TRAPPED UNDER THE RUBBLE.))
SUPER=01-Marti Clark/Witness; 00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=UNDER THE RUBBLE.
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VO-NAT


Four people are hospitalized-
Their injuries are not life threatening.
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Coma


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net B
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Tennessee police officer in a coma for almost eight years suddenly began speaking to his family this week.
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IN Q=
SUPER=04-Home Video; 05
SUPER=07-Dr. James Folkening; 25
SUPER=01-Dennis Dockery/Brother; 31
RUNS=:43
OUT Q=out of the woods yet."


((music... 42 year old Gary Dockery is a father of two sons who loved to sing country songs on the front porch.
He was shot in the head by this man while responding to a prank call back in 1988-
Doctors say Dockery began talking to his sister - I'm your sister she said. He answered uh, huh. She blurted out you're talking. he said I sure am. DR. JAMES FOLKENING: THERE IS CERTAINLY NO APPARENTLY MEDICAL EXPLANATION FOR THIS SUDDEN IMPROVEMENT IN MR DOCKERY'S ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE. DENNIS DOCKER/BROTHER: MIRACLES DO HAPPEN. JUST BECAUSE YOUR PRAYERS ARE NOT ANSWERED RIGHT AWAY DOESN'T MEANT THEY'RE NOT GONNA BE ANSWERED.
Dockery underwent surgery to remove fluid from his lungs. That was successful but doctors say he is not out of the woods yet.))
ANCHOR=Jean


Doctors say Dockery may have severe memory problems, trouble speaking and motor disabilities. They say Dockery does remember his family, but not the shooting.

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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Coming up next on the newscast, Robin Reed will be along with the weekend forecast,
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VO-NAT

and we'll see why a national restaurant chain is trying to avoid brewing trouble over ice tea.
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Daycare


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-4
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


Imagine you're a single parent who's been weaned off welfare and sent back to work.
But the only job you could find meant working at night or in the early morning hours.
Who would take care of your children?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


One Lynchburg child care center may have the answer.
Sylvia Hobson runs Blossoming Branches Child Care, which is now expanding to provide 24 hour a day service.
Hobson says when welfare reform took hold in central Virginia, she saw a need for round the clock child care.
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SOT 13:38:28
IN Q=You find a

((SYLVIA HOBSON/BLOSSOMING BRANCHES CHILD CARE: YOU FIND A LOT OF TIMES WHEN PEOPLE ARE FORCED INTO A SITUATION, THEY'RE NOT KNOWING WHERE TO GO, NOT KNOWING THE TYPES OF JOBS OR WHERE THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK, SO I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE SOMETHING IN PLACE FOR WHATEVER THEY WERE ABLE TO FIND, THAT WE WOULD TRY TO ACCOMMODATE.))
SUPER=01-Sylvia Hobson/Blossoming Branches Child Care; :00
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OUT Q=try to accommodate.
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VO-NAT


Hobson got permission from Lynchburg city council this week to expand her operation 24 hours a day.
Council members praised her foresight, and said this was an example of how welfare reform is stimulating private business growth.
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Iced-Tea


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


The C-D-C has issued a warning about the safety of iced tea.
There are concerns it can make people sick if it's not brewed or stored properly.
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SOT 10:47:47
IN Q=Iced tea

((GAIL CASSELL/MICROBIOLOGIST: ICED TEA, IN FACT DEPENDING ON HOW IT'S STORED AND IN SOME CASES EVEN THOUGH IT MAY BE REFRIGERATED PROVIDES A FAIRLY NUTRITIOUS GROUND FOR CERTAIN BACTERIA TO GROW AND REPLICATE. IF IT STANDS OVER A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, YOU WOULD HAVE ORGANISMS CONTINUING TO GROW REACHING NUMBERS THAT WHEN THEY ARE INGESTED THEY COULD CAUSE DISEASE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Gail Cassell/Microbiologist; :
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OUT Q=could cause disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :


Nationally, Wendy's fast food chains pulled the plug on iced tea.
It will offer iced tea again when restaurants have an iced tea "fountain system" installed.
The advice for restaunteurs and those at home: don't let tea stand at room temperature.
Also, heat water for iced tea to at least 175-degrees, if not boiling, for a minimum of five minutes to kill bacteria.
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Wx-Tape
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S-Score


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none
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Chyron in motion
IN Q=first score
RUNS=:50
OUT Q=last score
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S-UMASS


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-2
GRAPHIC=College Basketball


The Virginia tech Hokies will play number 1 ranked Massachusetts saturday. LAst night; the Minutemen improved to 24 and OH overall and and 12 and OH in the conference.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Amherst, MA/Prime Sports; :00


John Calipari's victim tonight?....A-10 west division cellar dwelling La Salle.
How can The Hokies stop Marcus Camby? I don't know...La Salle did not
SUPER=33-Massachusetts/=70/La Salle/=53;

figure it out. Here he makes his fourth point of the game a rather large one.
Camby scored 26 on the night; UMass by 17.
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S-Maryland


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-27
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/Demon Deacons vs. Terrapins; :00


In ACC action, Tim Duncan led Wake Forest past Maryland 85-78 with a career high 33 points and 9 rebounds. The big guy can even hit from the perimeter, Wake wins by 7 points.
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S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=Woody Deans


Patrick Henry sent coach Woody Deans out with a bang at the Patriot gym LAST night by beating cross city rival William Fleming 71 to 63.
Roy Stanley Has more.
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IN Q="Deans is
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Colonels vs Patriots; :00
SUPER=01-Marshall Ashford/Fleming Interim Head Coach; :28
SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/=71/William Fleming/=63; :50
SUPER=01-Woody Deans/Patrick Henry Head Coach; :59
SUPER=@Roy1; 1:07
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((Deans is retiring after the end of the season and he was coaching his final game on the P-H floor.
It just happen to be against the Colonels and Fleming had plans to spoil the party.
Fleming Senior James Stokes connected on 9 first quarter points as the Colonels led by 5 at the end of the first quarter.
And when Stokes came through with the throw down of the offensive rebound the Colonels led by 15.
But the Patriots found a way to stay in the game and they trailed by 8 at the half 37 to 29. ((MARSHALL ASHFORD/FLEMING INTERIM HEAD COACH: )) ((But the Colonels led for most of the third quarter thanks to Sterling Tate. He scored on a variety of shots as Fleming led by as many as 10.
P-H led by four after three but scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to lead 57 to 55.
Fleming had a one point lead with under four minutes left in the game but the Patriots took over and hold on to win 71 to 63.)) ((WOODY DEANS/PATRICK HENRY HEAD COACH: )) ((ROY STANLEY STANDUP: ))
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S-Baltimore


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-2
GRAPHIC=NFL


Ted Marchibroda was named the new head coach of the Baltimore franchise YESTERDAY.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD; :00


team owner Art Modell introduced his news coach at a news conference. Marchibroda has inked a three year deal, He coached the Baltimore Colts from 1975 to 1979.
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((TED MARCHIBRODA/NEW BALTIMORE COACH:))
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S-Colts


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-28
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT Wipe to #eng
SUPER=04-NFL; :00


Marchibroda's old team, the Indianapolis Colts have hired Lindy Infante as their new coach. Infante was Marchibroda's offensive coordinator this past season.
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Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Still a head tonight, you now know him as King Daddy NASCAR, here at the Big 7, we know him as Mike Stevens!
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VO-NAT


When we return, he will have a report from Daytona on the twin 125's, the unofficial start to the racing season. Stick around!
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S-Daytona


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-31
GRAPHIC=Daytona


The field for the Daytona 500 is now set thanks to some twins.
The 43 car field was decided today in two 125 mile qualifying races.
Mike Stevens has been at the Beach all week long and has this report.
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SUPER=04-First Gatorade Qualifier;;
SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Seven Straight Gatorade Wins;:43
SUPER=01-Len Wood/Citgo Ford Team Manager;:54
SUPER=01-Ward Burton/Finished 7th; 1:08
SUPER=01-Kyle Petty/Finished 15th; 1:24
SUPER=04-Second Gatorade Qualifier; 1:37
SUPER=01-Ernie Irvan/Winner Second Race; 1;53
SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Finished 8th; 2:12
SUPER=@Mike1; 2:14
RUNS=2:35
OUT Q=News 7 sports"
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Clooney


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net H
GRAPHIC=NONE


Warner Brothers may succeed where both the Joker and the Riddler failed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-"Batman Forever"


The movie company just might get rid of another Batman.
The Hollywood Reporter says problems have developed in signing the current Caped Crusader, Val Kilmer.
The negotiations continue, but the Reporter says it is not guaranteed Kilmer will return for next installment of the highly profitable series.
The trade paper says E-R's George Clooney is being considered as a possible replacement. (----------------)