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This is what's going on in Roanoke Tonight-
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A dramatic chase for an attempted murder suspect that began in Lynchburg and ends in Roanoke. We'll have live report with all the details.
Plus Junior tuesday primary results.
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Don't go away. News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
Bob Dole is well on his way to clinching the Republican presidential nomination.
He's won a string of primaries tonight including the hotly contested Georgia.
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((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I'VE HAD A GOOD DAY TODAY WINNING EIGHT OUT OF EIGHT. WE'RE GONNA WIN NEW YORK ON THURSDAY, BUT WE'RE A LONG WAY FROM THE NOMINATION.))
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Sara Lee Knit Products is closing its facility in Southside Virginia.
The 420 people who work there got the word today.
And a huge volcano is active in Mexico. The volcano began spewing ash and smoke this morning.
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Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Chase


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-24
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Just minutes ago, police from several localities ended a high speed chase with a man suspected of attempted murder as well as the robbery of two Lynchburg motels.
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Kimberly McBroom is on the scene at Orange Avenue and Hollins Road where the pursuit ended violently.
Kimberly, how did this all start?
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Jr-Tuesday


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It's a clean sweep for Senator Bob Dole- winning all eight primaries today.
Meanwhile Indiana Senator Bob Lugar says he'll pull out of the race tomorrow.
Regina Blakely has all the results from Junior Tuesday.
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(( SEN. BOB DOLE'S CLEAN SWEEP ANNOINTED HIM THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY FRONT-RUNNER. BOB DOLE, R-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WHILE DOLE STILL HAS A LONG WAY TO GO TO CAPTURE THE NOMINATION OUTRIGHT.. HE CLEARLY NOW CARRIES THE ADVANTAGE INTO TEH BIG PRIMARIES RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER... NY ON THURSDAY.... AND SUPER TUESDAY'S BIG PRIZES.. TEXAS AND FLORIDA..
THE CLOSEST RACE WAS IN GEORGIA... PAT BUCHNAN HAD WORKED THE SOUTHERN CONSERVTIVE ELEMENT HARD.. BUT FOR THE MOST PART HIS NIGHT WAS FILLED WIHT DISTANT SECOND PLACE FINISHES. STEVE FORBES AFTER WINS IN ARIZONA AND DELEWARE.. WAS ONLY ABLE TO POST ONE SECOND PLACE FINISH.. BUT WITH AN UNLIMITED BUDGET HE VOWS TO PUSH ON AND IS THE ONLY CANDIDATE OTHER THAN DOLE ON THE BALLOT IN ALL NY PRECEINTS. WITh AN OVERALL DISAPPOINTING FINISH.. THE QUESTION NOW BECOMES WHAT HAPPENS TO LAMAR ALEXANDER... HE WANTS TO TAKE ON DOLE IN FLORIDA BUT HIS POOR SHOWING IS CERTAIN TO MAKE A PUSH EVEN MORE DIFFICULT.
JR. TUESDAY DID RESULT IN ONE CASUALTY.. SEN. DICK LUGAR WHO'S ALL OUT EFFORT IN VERMONT FAILED TO PRODUCE RESULTS.. WILL NOW END HIS CAMPAIGN. REGINA BLAKELY CBS NEWS.))

Fire


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A Lynchburg man escaped injury when his house caught fire earlier tonight.
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Firefighters were called to the 29- hundred block of Campbell Avenue just before nine.
Smoke and flames were coming from the front of the building when they arrived.
Crews were able to knock the fire down in about ten minutes.
Authorities at first thought the residents of the home were trapped inside, but the only man at home escaped unharmed.
The fire apparently started in a couch in a front room.
The rest of the building had smoke and water damage.
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Martin


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-20
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The man accused of killing a Danville bartender five years ago is heading home.
A Pittsylvania County jury late this afternoon found 42 year old Thomas Martin NOT guilty.
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Martin was arrested last fall for shooting and killing 41 year old Paul Nathaniel DeShazo.
Five years ago, DeShazo's corvette was found burning.
His body was discovered nearby six days later.
Prosecutors did NOT have an eye witness.
But they did present testimony from a man who said Martin confessed.
In closing arguments, the defense argued the case was circumstantial.
They also presented witnesses who said they did NOT see a van next to the burning car resembling the one owned by Martin.
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((BRIAN TURPIN/DEFENSE ATTORNEY:I THINK THE COMMONWEALTH WOULD FREELY ADMIT THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE VERY MUCH MORE EVIDENCE BACK IN 1991 THAN THEY HAD TODAY AND I THINK THAT THE JURY PERHAPS TOOK INTO ACCOUNT THAT THE COMMONWEALTH'S WITNESSES ALL HAVE THEIR STATEMENTS PRESERVED FROM FIVE YEARS AGO, BUT THE DEFENSE DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING. ))
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Turpin said the only new evidence prosecutors had now that they didn't have five years ago, was pictures of Martin's van.
Prosecutor David Grimes would not comment on the verdict.
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Sara-Lee


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A big cog in Martinsville's industrial engine will soon become a relic of its once prosperous past.
Sara Lee Knit Products is closing its last manufacturing facility in Southside.
The 420 people who stitch sweatshirts and casualwear got the word today.
Len Besthoff reports.
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(( After learning they would lose their jobs next week, many workers at Sara Lee Knit Products in Martinsville were surprisingly cheerful.
Some like the severance package they're receiving.
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((MARGARET INMAN/SARA LEE EMPLOYEE: THEY'RE GONNA PAY US TWO MONTHS, OUR SALARY, OUR AVERAGE, AND THEN AFTER THAT YOU GET SEVERANCE PAY, FOR HOWEVER LONG YOU'VE BEEN HERE, YOU GET THAT AND THEN YOU START ON UNEMPLOYMENT.))
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The prolonged retail downturn has hurt Sara Lee and other textile firms...Fieldcrest Cannon just announced it's closing two plants in the Carolinas.
So the closing of Sara Lee's Cleveland Avenue plant wasn't a total shock.
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((MARY CARTER/SARA LEE EMPLOYEE: EVERYBODY'S KINDA, YOU KNOW, SOME OF 'EM'S KINDA HURT AND SOME. BUT THEY WAS KINDA EXPECTING IT.))
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Community leaders anticipated the closing...just two years ago Sara Lee cut a thousand jobs in Martinsville, Henry County, and Pittsylvania County.
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((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: OUR EDC, OR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION, HAS TAKEN ON A NEW LIFE AND DEVELOPED A STRONGER MARKETING PROGRAM, WHICH HAS BEGUN TO PAY OFF, AND WE HAVE BROUGHT IN SOME NEW INDUSTRY.))
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((In fact proof of that progress will be presented later this week, when another company announces plans that it's coming to this area. Len Besthoff, News-7, Martinsville.))
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L'burg-Schools


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Concerned teachers and parents packed a Lynchburg city school board budget hearing tonight.
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Educators say the city could cut its local school funding by as much as four percent next year, a decrease of more than 840- thousand dollars.
Without that money, school officials say they might have to cut or eliminate items like the middle school DARE program and the pre- kindergarten program.
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((HARRY HAMMITT/PARENT: IN THE DRIVE TO SAVE INDIVIDUAL HOMEOWNERS TEN TO TWENTY DOLLARS A YEAR IN REAL ESTATE TAXES, WE SEEM POISED TO BEGIN A DEVASTATING DISMANTLING OF WHAT TRULY MAKES US A DISTINGUISHED AND OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY.)) ((BARRY WILHELM/PARENT: SHOULD CITY COUNCIL BE UNABLE OR UNWILLING TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY FUNDING TO BALANCE THE SCHOOL'S BUDGET, COUNCIL SHOULD BE PREPARED TO EXPLAIN TO THE VOTERS OF THIS CITY WHY THE FUNDING'S NOT AVAILABLE.))
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Educators say the recently- implemented Standards of Learning are forcing them to spend more money on textbooks and related materials.
City council has said it wants to see local standardized test scores go up before more money is spent on education.
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When News 7 returns, Botetourt County's Sheriff will not face assault charges,
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Plus high tech bomb detection equipment leaves the U-S headed for Israel-
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Wythe-Supers


ANCHOR=Jean
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Wythe County administrator Billy Branson says due to INACTION at tonight's board of supervisors meeting, he may be forced to seek legal action against the board.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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((Billy Branson is questioning the legality of a board meeting on January 15th.
It took place in former chairman Mark Munsey's office, rather than the regular board room. It was called a work session, but members admittedly discussed the county administrator and agreed then to ask for his resignation.
Branson has asked Munsey for the minutes of that meeting.
Chairman Charles Dix says none were taken, but Munsey told Branson he would raise the issue at this board meeting.
Munsey tried to convene an executive session for that purpose, to discuss the matter behind closed doors.
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But objections from the media raised concern over whether an executive session would be legal in this case.
The supervisors decided to be safe rather than sorry, so Munsey withdrew his motion and the board adjourned.
Branson then offered to meet with Dix and supervisor Bucky Sharitz to settle the matter peacefully, but he says Munsey put his foot down.
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((BILLY BRANSON/WYTHE CO. ADMINISTRATOR: MR. MUNSEY SAID "NO, I'VE GOT TO TALK TO AN ATTORNEY BEFORE YOU CAN SEE ANYTHING I'VE GOT." THEN I JUST WITHDREW IT BECAUSE IF HE'S GONNA TALK TO AN ATTORNEY THEY'RE FORCING ME INTO HIRING AN ATTORNEY. ))
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Branson has been county administrator for 19 years. He has already accepted a retirement package, and will step down in September. Tracy Altizer, News 7.

Israel


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A U-S military plane loaded with sophisticated bomb detection equipment
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is on the way to Israel- along with technical experts.
The President ordered the aid to fight against terrorist attacks.
He also sent a televised message to Israel expressing sorrow and outrage.
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Terrorist bombings have killed more than 60 people in nine days.
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Cuba


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The Senate's passed a bill to punish Cuba for shooting down two unarmed civilian planes.
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The bill would stifle foreign investment in Cuba.
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((SEN. BOB DOLE/R- MAJORITY LEADER: THE BILL IS A COMPREHENSIVE PACKAGE TO CUT OFF FIDEL CASTRO'S FOREIGN ECONOMIC LIFELINE. IT SENDS A CLEAR MESSAGE. THE TIME FOR FIDEL CASTRO HAS COME AND GONE.))
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The House is expected to give its approval tomorrow, and the President has promised to sign it.


Reed-Kelly


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TAPE#96-17
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Botetourt County Sheriff Reed Kelly will not be charged with assault.
A grand jury said no to the charges today.
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It was October that Kelly got a letter from an inmate describing in detail how he was going to kill the sheriff, and his family.
The prisoner said Kelly beat and choked him after reading the letter.
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Kelly accused his opponents of playing dirty politics during election time.
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((REED KELLY/BOTETOURT CO. SHERIFF: IT'S A SMALL GROUP. IT'S A GROUP THAT HAS SHOWN BY IT'S VERY NATURE TAT THEY'RE MEAN SPIRITED AND VICIOUS AND THEY'VE GOT A LOT OF HATRED IN THEIR HEART. AND I HOPE THAT'S THE END OF THIS ISSUE.))
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The Lynchburg Commonwealth's Attorney who handled the case says he believes this will be the end of it.
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Prison-Escape


ANCHOR=Jean
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The Virginia State Police say human error was partially to blame for a prison breakout last month in the Richmond area.
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Convicted murderer and rapist Geoffrey Ward climbed out a kitchen vent and scaled five fences to escape the Powhatan Correctional Center.
Three prison workers are now under disciplinary review.
But State Police say there was NO indication of criminal wrongdoing by any corrections workers.
Ward was captured just over a day after his escape.
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Still to come on News 7, a Franklin County sculptor sends a memorial to Oklahoma City,
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and residents near Mexico City are watching the hills as a volcano rumbles back to life.
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Volcano


ANCHOR=Jean
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A giant volcano is erupting near Mexico City-
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It began spewing ash and smoke into the air earlier today-
Mexican T-V showed grey clouds of ash and sulphur rising from the 18 thousand foot crater.
The volcano is 25 miles east of Mexico City.
Officials say six small tremors shook the volcano into action-
So far no reports of damage and no immediate need for evacuations.
The last time this volcano erupted was in 1994 when several thousand residents had to flee.
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S-ACC


ANCHOR=Mike
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The ACC Tourney gets underway on Thursday night and tonight the conference passed out some post season honors to first year players with the release of the ACC all-freshman team.
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Only one player was a unanimous selection and that was none other than point guard Stephon Marbury from Georgia Tech.
He was named on all 108 ballots cast by the ACC sports writers association.
Virginia's Courtney Alexander who really played outstanding ball the second half of the season made the team along with
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Carolina's Antwan Jamison, Clemson's Terrell McIntyre and Duke's Taymon Domzalski.

S-Score


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And speaking of the Express. Between periods last night the News 7 Sports crew was on the ice putting for charity.
Steve Mason and I gave it our best shot - but we couldn't hang with our own Dr. Golf - Roy Stanley, who whipped our fannies!!
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Roanoke Express once again proved that there is no place like home as they returned from a fruitless five game road trip and stopped the Mobile Mysticks 3-to-2.
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After a scoreless opening period, Ilya Dubkov would break the ice in the second period as he scores with the assist going to Jeff Jablonski. It's 1-to-nothing Express.
Mobile in the purple, would tie things up six minutes later. Alex Cherbayev lights up Daniel Berthiaume on the unassisted score.
But Dubkov would be the man last night as he tallies his second goal of the night to make it 2-1o-1.
It was 2-all heading into the third, but Dubkov would win it with the Hat
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trick. Roanoke wins its eight straight at the Roundhouse as the walls come tumbling down. 3-to-2 Roanoke.
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S-Weaver


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One of major league baseball most colorful managers was selected to the baseball hall of fame yesterday by the Veteran's selection committee.
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Weaver managed the O's for 17 seasons and won 14 hundred and 80 games.
His teams also won 6 Al East titles and the 1970 World Series.
Plus he was thrown out of 91 games.
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Yesterday afternoon he was on the golf course in Miami when he learned he had made the Hall of Fame.
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S-Blues


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WRITER=Mike
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Despite getting his bell rung and rung and rung again on Sunday night after taking an elbow to the head
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Wayne Gretsky was on the ice and ready roll last night in his home debut for his new team the St. Louis Blues.
Last night they would host the Panthers and Gretsky almost scored immediately as he and Brett Hull get on the break, Hull with the pass - But no it skips over Wayne's stick.
The Blues go on to win it 2 to nothing.
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S-Bunning


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While Earl was on the golf course, fellow inductee Jim Bunning was on capital hill.
The Republican Congressman from Kentucky is considered long overdue for the honor.
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He won 224 games as a right handed pitcher during his 17 seasons.
He pitched a perfect game on Father's day 1964, and he's the only player to toss no hitters in both the American and National leagues.
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The late Ned Hanlon who managed in the 19th century and Bill Foster, who was a left handed pitcher in the Negro Leagues also were selected by the veteran's committee.

Sports Tease


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Still to come after this quick break, we'll head up to Blacksburg and check in with Steve Mason
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as the Virginia Tech Hokies continue their preparation for their first Atlantic 10 conference tournament.
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S-Tech


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The Virginia Tech Hokies are getting set for their first ever Atlantic 10 tournament this week in Philadelphia.
Steve Mason checked in on the Hokies this afternoon.
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB95-4
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The Charlotte Hornets played host to the redhot Orlando Magic last night and they would get toasted 123-to-97 by Penny and the boys.
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Anfernee "Penny" Hardaway blistered the Hornets for 27 points and 10 assists as the Magic won for the sixth time in the last seven games.
The Magic hit 58 percent for the floor to win 123-to-97.
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But that shooting was nothing compared to Miami's Rex Chapman, who hits this three from the corner.
He was just warming up - watch this pass from three quarter court swish the nets for 3 more. The Heat win it 113-TO-72.
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Franklin-Statue


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WRITER=KHu
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The work of a Franklin County artist- -a tribute to heroes and victims of the Oklahoma City bombing- -reached its destination yesterday.
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The half-ton metal sculpture arrived on the back of a flat- bed truck-- standing up.
Ken Simpson's sculpture depicts a fireman holding the lifeless body of a child.
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