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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHU
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More than 400 textile workers out of a job as Sara Lee shuts down a major plant.
Virginia adopts The King's English as the official language of the Commonwealth. So where does that leave the state's Latin motto?
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And the graffiti swat team. Lynchburg police take a bite out of vandalism.
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Sports-head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports head
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Tonight in sports, Earl Weaver is one of four men voted into the baseball hall of fame by the Veteran's Committee.
The Hokies are limbering up for the A-10 tournament.
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And the Hammerin' Hokies limbered up their bats as well this afternoon with an doubleheader in Blacksburg.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


The rain was blowing sideways this afternoon. And more showers are on the way tomorrow.

Sara-Lee


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-9
GRAPHIC=SLKP Logo


At one time Sara Lee Knit Products was one of the largest employers in southside Virginia.
But by the end of next week, only one of its plants will still be in operation there.
Today the company lowered the boom on its largest, and perhaps its oldest facility.
Double Boxes=Keith and Len/Microwave


Len Besthoff spoke with workers shortly after the word came down.
Len, how many workers are losing their jobs?
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(Rollcue:looking for work.)
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SUPER=01-Margaret Imman/Sara Lee Employee; :00
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :10
SUPER=01-Mary Carter/Sara Lee Employee; :37
SUPER=01-Earl Reynolds/Martinsville City Manager; 1:04
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(Q&A: Len, I hear not all the news coming from that area is bad today.


Len, there was some concern that these jobs were heading to Mexico. Is there any truth to that rumor?)

Reed-Kelly


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6P
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Reed Kelly


A Grand Jury in Botetourt County did NOT find cause to prosecute Sheriff Reed Kelly on assault charges.
That decision followed a special state police investigation.
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It began in October when Kelly received a letter from an inmate describing in graphic detail how he was going to kill the sheriff, and his family.
The prisoner said Kelly attacked him after reading the letter.
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Kelly accuses 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 was appointed to handled the case.
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SOT 01:38:07
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.: I'M NOT DISAPPOINTED. IT WAS A SITUATION THAT I THINK HAD TO BE RESOLVED WITH SOME CITIZEN INPUT. BUT IT WAS NOT A, IN ANY WAY, ANY KIND OF FLAGRANT OFFENSE.))
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VO-NAT


Kelly says he hopes this is the end of the matter.
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McCadden


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Mac McCadden


Mac McCadden says he felt the pressure to run for re- election, but today he announced he will NOT seek a second term on Roanoke City Council.
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VO-NAT
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Elected to council four years ago, McCadden says he leaves with no regrets.
Though supporters encouraged him to run for re-election or some other public office, McCadden says he intends to devote more time and attention to his job as District Sales Manager for USAir.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Mac McCadden


McCadden says he may run for the General Assembly or some other office in the future.

Miller


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=Jim Miller


He won't face off with Senator Warner this week, but Republican challenger Jim Miller says it's not for lack of trying.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The two were scheduled to debate in Williamsburg Friday, but Miller says he won't do it unless Warner commits to four additional debates.
He says Warner did not accept his invitation, so he in turn won't take part in the debate on Friday.
But Miller says he still believes the two need to meet face to face.
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((JIM MILLER/R-U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE: WE'VE GOT TO HAVE A SERIOUS DEBATE. I CALL ON HIM AGAIN, JOHN COME OUT OF YOUR BUNKER AND DEBATE ME. LET THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA SEE US BOTH IN ACTION. YOU DEFEND YOUR RECORD AND I'LL DEFEND MINE. ))
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VO-NAT


Miller is in Roanoke tonight for the Republican mass meeting.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six--should English be Virginia's official language? We'll have an update from Richmond.
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and--Lynchburg police have a new tool for cleaning up the Hill City--it's a rolling "Environmental Response Unit." We'll find out what it's all about.
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Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala


A flurry of documents descended on the federal courthouse today- -in anticipation of Christy Brzonkala's first public hearing in court tomorrow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Virginia Tech wants her complaint thrown out.
While not denying that a tragic event may have taken place if Brzonkala was raped by a couple of football players, as she claims... the University points out Brzonkala waited seven months before filing a complaint. And yet she's holding the University responsible for failing to file an incident report with Tech Police.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Christy Brzonkala


A lawyer for one of the athletes calls the alleged assault "a chance encounter which Brzonkala initiated by going to their dorm room in the early morning hours of September 22, 1994."
Brzonkala's lawyer wants the judge to postpone tomorrow's hearing, but that's UNlikely.

Martin


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=Thomas Martin


The man accused of murdering a Danville bartender more than five years ago was found NOT guilty, less than an hour ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham/This Morning;


Attorneys maintained all along 42- year old Thomas Martin did not shoot and kill Paul Nathaniel DeShazo.
The victim's burning car was discovered in September of 1990 by passersby who also reported seeing a brown van nearby.
DeShazo's body was discovered nearby-- six days later.
The defense continued to present its case this morning.
One witness who was cross examined said the van she saw was "plain"-- not detailed like the one that belonged to Martin.
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((TAMMY RICH/WITNESS:AS I SAID YESTERDAY, IT WASN'T A FANCY VAN, THAT'S A FANCY VAN, THE ONE I SAW WAS JUST A PLAIN, PLAIN VAN.))
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VO-NAT


The jury considered the case for about three and a half hours before finding Martin not guilty.
Prosecutor David Grimes refused to comment after the verdict.
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Housing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-11
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


As the city of Roanoke refines the plan for a new rental inspection program, a coalition is rallying support.
Double Boxes=Keith & JoeD


Tonight, Joe Dashiell has more on the Leftwich- Tate Coalition.
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SUPER=@Joe1;


Keith, the city is holding a community workshop Thursday night that will bring together housing officials, neighborhood groups, landlords and tenants.
Members of the coalition hope those discussions will produce a program that has an impact on the quality of rental property in the city.
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((Formed in the aftermath of January's fatal fire on Stewart Avenue, the Leftwich- Tate Coalition was named for the young victims of that blaze.
And for Madelyn Tate, the woman who froze to death in her home near tenth street in January, 1985.
Members of the group want regular inspections and strong penalties that will encourage landlords to maintain their property.
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IN Q=Some people think

((PETIE CAVENDISH/LEFTWICH-TATE COALITION: SOME PEOPLE THINK THIS IS AN OLD SOUTHWEST ISSUE. IT IS NOT. THIS COVERS OLD SOUTHWEST, HURT PARK, MELROSE, RUGBY, GAINSBORO, SOUTHEAST. ALL OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF THIS DISTRICT ARE TOTALLY UNITED BEHIND THIS PROGRAM.))
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Assuming there are no major glitches, the rental inspection program will be included in the city manager's budget recommendation.
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Keith, the program could be on the books and in business sometime this summer.
(QUESTION: HOW WILL THE PROGRAM WORK?)


English


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Session 96


The tradition- bound General Assembly surprised some of its own in the last few weeks, hooking its train to a national trend.
Both chambers have adopted English as Virginia's official language.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( Each time Latin language was found in a bill, Delegate Jay DeBoer rose to speak.
SOT 12:29:32

((DEL. JAY DEBOER/D-PETERSBURG: DOESN'T THE GENTLEMAN THINK WE OUGHT TO USE THE NEWLY DECLARED POLITICALLY CORRECT LANGUAGE ENGLISH?))
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((DEL. WARD ARMSTRONG: I WOULD SAY TO THE GENTLEMAN THAT NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT WE MADE ENGLISH THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE CAN IGNORE THE OTHER LANGUAGES THAT ARE CONTAINED ON THIS PLANET. DEL. DEBOER: FURTHER QUESTION MR. SPEAKER.))
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SOT 12:43:12

((DEL. JAY DEBOER: DOESN'T THE GENTLEMAN BELIEVE THAT IT WOULD BE MORE APPROPRIATE IN LIGHT OF THE NEW TREND, THE NEW TRENDINESS IN OUR COMMONWEALTH THAT WE USE ENGLISH TERMS WHENEVER WE CAN?))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: I DON'T THINK IT'S DESIGNED TO OFFEND ANYBODY... THAT'S LATIN.))
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Golly.
The foreign language state motto is everywhere.
It's on the flag.
Even on the doorknobs.
It's not the first silly bill.
Both chambers have now passed a bill that puts a spousal abuse warning in the pamphlet the state hands out with marriage licenses...
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CHESAPEAKE: BUT THIS SORT OF THING, I THINK, MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION, IS IT MAKES US LOOK RATHER SILLY.))
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Well, how does the Governor feel about an official language?
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I'LL SIGN THE BILL IF IT GETS TO ME... I DON'T THINK IT REALLY DOES MUCH.))
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sot standup

((THAT HAVING BEEN RESOLVED, THE NEXT BIG QUESTION IS WHAT ART TO COMMISSION TO REPRESENT THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE. HOUSE STAFF MEMBERS THINK MAYBE A DICTIONARY TO GO ALONGSIDE THE OFFICIAL FOLK DANCE AND THE OFFICIAL INSECT. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
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It was an up day on Wall Street. The Dow gained 43 points.
NASDAQ was up 12 points.
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L'burg-Police


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=None


To some, littering and graffiti might not be considered high crimes, but they're now being dealt with sternly in Lynchburg.
Steve Smallshaw has our story.
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((
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((AND TO SOME IT'S CREATIVE WORK, TO OTHERS IT'S AN EYESORE, AND IT'S CONSIDERED VANDALISM.))
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Count Lynchburg police among the latter group when it comes to dealing with graffiti in their city.
They've teamed up with a private citizens group which financed the department's new Environmental Response Unit... a trailer filled with cleaning supplies that's ready to tackle some of the city's more unsightly areas.
natsot blasting 00:38:40
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Just apply 32 hundred pounds of pressure of sand and water, and a vandal's mural disappears before your eyes.
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((One of the first areas the response team hit was here on Judith Street where they picked up litter in this old garage and blasted the graffiti off the walls. Police hope that by making a positive change in these neighborhoods, the residents will want to continue the effort.))
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The end result can be cleaner and safer neighborhoods.
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((DAVID ANTHONY/CITIZENS FOR A CLEAN LYNCHBURG: ON THE BASIS OF MANY, MANY STUDIES, THERE'S A CORRELATION, A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN A SLOPPY CITY AND A RISING CRIME RATE. AND WE ARE INDEED FACING A BIT OF A CRISIS IN OUR CITY TODAY.))
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((CMDR. RALPH REXRODE/LYNCHBURG POLICE: WE FEEL THAT BY A QUICK RESPONSE, WHICH THIS UNIT CAN PROVIDE, TO TAKE CARE OF THAT TYPE SITUATION, AND MANY PARTS OF OUR CITY THEY'RE JUST STARTING NOW, THAT WE CAN HOPEFULLY AVOID SOME OF THE LARGE PROBLEMS THAT THE LARGER CITIES HAVE FACED.))
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So as quickly as the graffiti artists can deface a wall, the police can now take it all away.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Sports Tease


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


coming your way tonight in sports, The Hokies talks about making a run the Atlantic 10 tournament this week.
a number of teams have already made their marks in conference play.
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VO-NAT eng#


And Earl Weaver makes his mark today as the Veterans Committee votes him into the baseball hall of fame.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=BB96-2
GRAPHIC=Atlantic 10


The Virginia Tech Hokies are preparing for their first ever Atlantic 10 tournament this week. Steve Mason checked in with Bill Foster's troops today to find out if they have entered a Philadelphia state of mind.
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S-Tulsa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-28
GRAPHIC=COLLEGE HOOPS


Last night Tulsa received its invitation to the NCAA tournament by beating Bradley in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament title game.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-St.Louis, MO/ESPN;:00

This game was in St. Louis, but a lot of area hoop fans were keeping an eye on Roanoke native Steve Robinson - the former Fleming and Radford University star.
The first year Tulsa head coach let his main man Shea Seals, the tourney MVP
lead the Golden HUrricanes to their SUPER=33-Tulsa/=60/Bradley/=46;

first tourney title since 1986.
Tulsa beat Bradley 60-to-46. It is now 22 and 7 on the season.
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S-Colonial


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-1
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Richmond/HTS; :00


The VCU Rams also earned a spot in the NCAAs by winning the Colonial championship over UNC Wilmington.
Ivan "Ice Man" Chapell hit four free throws in the final 35 seconds to seal the deal.
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VCU is going to the big show as the Colonial champs.
It's their first trip to the NCAA's since 1985.
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S-Fame


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


The baseball Hall of fame veterans committee has selected four former stars to enter the hall later this year.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-MLB; :00


Former Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver, who managed the O's to 6 AL East titles and the 1970 world series championship is joined in the Hall by current Congressman Jim Bunning, who represents his home state of Kentucky.
Bunning is the only player to throw a no hitter in both leagues.
His selection is long overdue.
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((JIM BUNNING/SELECTED TO HALL OF FAME:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=MLB LOGO


Ned Hanlon who managed in the 19th century and Bill Foster, who was a left handed pitcher in the Negro Leagues also were selected.

S-Baseball


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-2
GRAPHIC=Tech baseball


The 2 and 1 Virginia tech baseball team played it's first home game of the season today. The Hokies hosted Howard University in a double header.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Afternoon; :00


Chuck Hartman and his Gobblers had their hands full with Howard in the opener.
Tech had it's chances; loading the bases on a couple of occasions. Eric Shiflett tries to get things going with this infield single in the bottom of
SUPER=34-Howard/==2/Virginia Tech/==1;

the sixth.
Then, with the bases loaded; Matt reynolds smacks what appears to be a base hit to left, but Howard's Chandler Searcy makes the diving catch; the Hokies lose 2-1.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Tech baseball


In the second game; _____won __ to ___.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Express/Mystics


The Roanoke Express hopes a return home to the roundhouse tonight against the Mobile Mysticks will put an end to their recent skid.
The Express has been road kill since February 23rd as the team failed to win even once on its five game road swing.
Roanoke has won 7 in a row at the civic center and tonight's game faces off at 7.

S-Macon


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


And finally, it's been 22 years since Macon, Georgia lost its professional minor league hockey team. But now Macon has a new expansion team that will begin playing in the Southern Hockey League next season.
The new owners say they'll use the old nickname which is the "Whoopee."
The team will be called the Macon Whoopee.
Wx-Tape
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Franklin-Statue


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=None


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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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;


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.
Simpson made the trip to Oklahoma himself, together with Dan Kauffman of Gates Transfer which donated use of the truck.
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