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Kevorkian


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Kevorkian


An aquittal for Dr. Jack Kevorkian-
A jury finds him not guilty of assisting in two suicides in 1993.
As Terry Phillips reports the question was whether Kevorkian intended to kill or just relieve suffering.
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((It took a day and a half of deliberation for a Michigan jury to reach a decision in the assisted suicide trial of Jack Kevorkian. Following the verdict, Kevorkian made a pledge. DR. JACK KEVORKIAN: THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL VICTORY FOR ME. BUT I GIVE YOU MY SOLEMN VOW, MY OATH I WILL NOT CHANGE HOW I TREAT PATIENTS OR YOU OR ANYONE WHO COMES TO ME BECAUSE OF THIS DECISION. This decision comes after nine days of testimony including passionate and at times contentious arguments from opposing counsel. The retired pathologist has acknowledged participating in 27 suicides since 1990. He still faces prosecution on similar charges in April. Terry Phillips, CBS News, Pontiac Michigan.))

Hijacking


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=afr
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


A turkish airliner hijacked by Pro-Chechen gunmen has landed in Munich, Germany after a five and a half hour flight.
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SUPER=03-Munich, Germany;


Five hostages have been released from the Boeing 727 that was originally headed for Istanbul.
There are still about 100 people on board, including one American.
Four armed hijackers commandeered the aircraft in northern Cyprus.
The airline reports that the hijackers said they intended to release all of the passengers in Munich and that they just wanted their pro Chechen voice to be heard.
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London-Bomb


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Bombing


Another terrorist bombing has rocked London.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;


This latest bomb exploded in a trash can in West London.
Suspicion immediately fell on the Irish Republican Army.
Police say there were no injuries- but people were evacuated.
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((DAMAGE IS CONFINED TO A COUPLE OF MOTOR VEHICLES NEARBY AND SOME WINDOWS ON THE OPPOSITE SIDE OF THE ROAD.))
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Officers cordoned off a an area near South Kensington.
Bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to search for other possible devices.
The I-R-A ended its 17-month-old cease-fire on February ninth with a massive bomb in east London that killed two people.
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Grucci


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-23
GRAPHIC=NONE


The company known for its firework's displays at Presidential inaugurations and the Olympics hopes it will be spark economic growth in the New River Valley.
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SUPER=03-Fairlawn;


Tonight Fireworks by Grucci put the finishing touches on a deal which expands its' operations in the Radford Army Ammunition Plant.
Since 19-92 Congressman Rick Boucher has worked to bring companies to the Arsenal that would produce products for the commercial market.
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((FELIX GRUCCI/GRUCCI INC. C.E.O.: THE CONGRESSMAN AND HIS INCENTIVES AND FORESIGHT AND UNDERSTANDING HELPED CONVERT WHAT IS NOW KNOWN THE PEACE DIVIDEND INTO COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISES SO WE CAN HAVE A GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SECTOR WORKING TOGETHER.))
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Last year Alliant Tech Systems relocated to the Arsenal.
When that plant opens in December it will produce gunpowder for shotgun shells.
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((CONGRESSMAN RICK BOUCHER: THESE WILL BE BUT THE FIRST OF MANY COMPANIES THAT WILL COME TO THE RADFORD ARSENAL EMPLOYEE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA RESIDENTS AND PRODUCING COMMERCIAL ORIENTED PRODUCTS.))
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Grucci will employee 25 to 50 people to start.
Companies officials say that number will soon double.
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Giles-Hoax


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=NONE


Did a teenage girl really jump off Commissary Hill bridge in Giles County?
That depends on who you talk to.
Investigators say no, and plan to charge the girls with a misdemeanor- making a false report to summon rescue personnel.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Rescuers put their own lives on the line, braving the icy waters of the New River in search of the girl's body.
Her 16 year- old friend told police she jumped off the bridge.
But the 14 year-old now says it never happened, so she and her friend will face charges.
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((WILLIE LUCAS/GILES CO. INVESTIGATOR: THEY NEED TO SEE THE RESPONSIBILITY AND THE ERROR OF THEIR WAY, AND THEY NEED TO ANSWER FOR WHAT THEY'VE DONE. ))
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((TRACY ALTIZER, NEWS-7: LUCAS AND THE YOUNGER GIRL'S MOTHER, WHO SPOKE TO US BY PHONE, SAY THE 14 YEAR-OLD HAD BEEN GETTING INTO TROUBLE, AND WAS SO UPSET OVER THE THREAT OF BEING SENT AWAY TO REFORM SCHOOL THAT SHE FIRST PLANNED TO RUN AWAY. BUT SHE SAID HER 16 YEAR- OLD FRIEND CAME UP WITH ANOTHER IDEA SHE'D GOTTEN FROM A TV SHOW, TO FAKE HER DEATH BY JUMPING FROM A BRIDGE. FOUR DAYS LATER THEY PUT THE PLAN INTO ACTION.))
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Lucas says the girl did go to the river, then walked about five miles to the home of her accomplice to hide out.
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((SHE WAS IN THE COMPANY OF THE GIRL WHO HELPED HER PLAN THE WHOLE HOAX. ))
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Two days later Lucas says she left but became so weary she again called her accomplice for help.
THAT girl's mother brought the 14 year-old back to their home and notified police she was safe.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
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The mother of the 16 year- old says she kept a vigil on her daughter and there's no way the YOUNGER girl could've been hiding in her home.
She says police pressured the girl into changing her story.
The mother of the 14 year- old believes it's more likely the OLDER girl is still insisting her friend jumped to avoid being forced to pay for the rescue operation.

Scruggs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-16
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A former Franklin County teacher has "resolved her differences" with school officials.
The attorney for Lari Scruggs has gotten a judge to dismiss her complaint against the school board, the principal and superintendent of schools.
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Scruggs is the High School math teacher who was fired for offering a couple of students her opinion of inter- racial dating.
She still has a claim pending against fellow teacher Nadine Keen and community activist Linda White.
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It was their public protest over the incident that attracted media attention to the case, and Scruggs believes that's what cost her her job.
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When News 7 returns, the General Assembly kills and ressurrects parental notification,
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and investors begin to worry as the Stock market takes a large plunge today.
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Update


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#None
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This just in, the pro-Chechen gunmen who had hijacked a Turkish Cypriot airliner have released the remaining hostages, bringing the drama to a peaceful close.
A spokesman at Munich Airport in Germany says all 101 passengers and eight crew had been freed.

Parental-Notification


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-3
GRAPHIC=Abortion


All bets are off on the fate of an abortion bill in this year's General Assembly.
That's despite overwhelming support from the House, the Senate, and the Governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


We told you yesterday that a bill requiring pregnant teens to notify a parent before an abortion had cleared an historic hurdle and was expected to pass.
Since then, it's died twice in other forms -- and been revived a third time by Governor George Allen.
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((ANNE KINCAID/GOVERNOR'S STAFF: WE'RE JUST PRAYING FOR A WONDERFUL PURE BILL AGAIN TO GET TO THIS GOVERNOR WHO WILL DO WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT AND THAT'S SIGN IT. AND YES, NEXT YEAR IT COULD BE MORE DIFFICULT. BUT AGAIN, WE'RE NOT QUITE YET GIVING UP ON THIS YEAR.))
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((KAREN RASCHKE/PLANNED PARENTHOOD OF VA.: ALL PRO-CHOICE WOMEN IN VIRGINIA OUGHT TO BE AFRAID ABOUT WHAT THE GOVERNOR'S DOING. DOES HE HATE WOMEN SO MUCH? DOES HE DISTRUST US SO MUCH? WHY DOES HE WANT TO TAKE AWAY OUR RIGHTS? THIS IS JUST THE FIRST RIGHT HE WANTS TO TAKE AWAY.))
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Abortion opponents concede that part of their persistence this year is based on one key player.
If Rocky Mount Senator Virgil Goode is elected to Congress this fall, abortion foes lose a key ally in the Democratic party.

Carpal-Tunnel


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-06
GRAPHIC=Session 96


An effort to make carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive trauma injuries covered under workers compensation law in Virginia has died in a Senate committee.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


The emergency legislation followed last week's Supreme Court ruling against carpal tunnel sufferer Claudia Jemmotte and two other plaintiffs.
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((DANNY LEBLANC: WE'RE THE ONLY STATE IN THE NATION THAT AS A RESULT OF THIS...HEARING LOSS.))
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((CHUCK MIDKIFF: I THINK THERE'S A VICTORY ON EITHER SIDE...RUSHED THROUGH.))
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A number of workers comp related issues will now be studied for a year.
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Jobless


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=NONE


The unemployment figures for January look good for the state overall, but not as good in our area.
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VO-NAT


The Virginia Employment Commission says in January the Commonwealth's jobless rate was five-percent- slightly lower than a year ago and well below the national jobless rate.
State economist Bill Mezger says harsh weather caused an increase in the unemployment rates around here.
Roanoke's was four-percent, up a bit from December.
Lynchburg came in at four-point nine percent, up more than one-percent from the month before.
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Wall-Street


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Stock Market


Good news can be bad news on Wall Street.
The national jobless rate fell to five and half percent- which is good.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY;


But it triggered a stock market plunge.
The Dow Jones Industrial average fell 171 points- the third worst point drop in its history. It closed at 54 hundred 70.
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Stock-Market


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=HOLD


However, since the Dow has been so high, the percentage drop is not even among the top 100 worst days for the market.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


If you invest in individual stocks, you may have cause for concern, but experts say that if you have your money in mutual funds, you shouldn't let this scare you.
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((RICHARD FISCHER/A.G. EDWARDS & SONS: NO ONE OR VERY FEW PEOPLE OWN THE ENTIRE DOW SO THE INDIVIDUAL COMPONENTS OR STOCKS IN ONE PERSON'S PORTFOLIO MANY HAVE PERFORMED SOMEWHAT BETTER OR EVEN WORSE THAN THE DOW DID TODAY.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
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The selloff was prompted by news that more jobs were created in February than in any month since 1983.
The job creation dashes hopes that interest rates will be cut again this month.
Lower interest rates usually help the stock market.

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Coming up a little later, we'll tell you why officials say Heinz Ketchup doesn't cut the mustard,
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and from Lynchburg, V-Dot officials say last night's surprise snowstorm still wasn't enough to put the freeze on their budget.
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Thompson


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-8
GRAPHIC=Thompson


We all know it takes money to be a politician, but one potential candidate says average citizens can no longer compete.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.


Eric Thompson was seeking the Republican nomination for the 5th District Congressional seat.
It used to cost 500 dollars to be a GOP candidate, but the party raised that amount to two thousand dollars earlier this year.
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((ERIC THOMPSON/FIFTH DISTRICT CANDIDATE: IT WAS MADE APPROXIMATELY A WEEK OR SO PRIOR TO ME MAKING MY FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT, SO I ACCEPT SOME RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT, BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THAT THE FEE IS STILL PRETTY OUTRAGEOUS FOR AN AVERAGE CANDIDATE TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS.))
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Thompson says he may still run as an independent for the seat currently held by Democrat L-F Payne.
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Payne is retiring from Congress after eight years in Washington.

Branson


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-13
GRAPHIC=None


Wythe County administrator Billy Branson wants a public apology from the former chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville/Tuesday;


Mark Munsey allegedly organized an illegal board meeting where the board discussed seeking Branson's resignation, but failed to record minutes.
Branson says if Munsey will publicly admit the meeting was illegal and promise to conduct future official business in accordance with state law, he won't take the board to court.
Munsey says he hasn't received the proposal yet and therefore could not comment.
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Snow-Surprise


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-6
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


No one expected it, but in the end last night's snow did not cause too many disruptions in western and central Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


The Lynchburg area saw anywhere from two to six inches of the white stuff overnight, and icy conditions caused a few minor wrecks this morning.
It's been a long winter for road crews, but VDOT officials say all this snow hasn't broken their bank.
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((TOM RAMEY/VDOT DISTRICT SUPERVISOR: STATEWIDE, THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WAS SET ASIDE FOR SNOW REMOVAL HAS BEEN EXCEEDED. HOWEVER, WE STILL GO AHEAD AND DO WHATEVER'S NECESSARY AND ADJUST OUR BUDGET ACCORDINGLY, JUST TAKE THAT MONEY FROM OTHER ACTIVITIES.))
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People still need to use caution this weekend because many secondary are still covered with ice.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-28
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/CHECKERS


The Roanoke Express put its eight game home winning streak on the line tonight at the Roundhouse as the Checkers made their way up from Charlotte.
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The Checkers themselves came in redhot having won eight in row overall.
But Daniel Berthiaume would slam the door on them for two periods as the Express went into the third with a 2-nothing lead.
But Roanoke gives up 2 in the third and loses in a shootout 3-to-2.
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Roanoke College and UVa also lost tonight. All your highlights and qualifying coming up in moment. take a break

S-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB96-1
GRAPHIC=ACC TOURNEY


The Virginia Cavaliers season came to an end tonight in the ACC quarterfinals, and you could almost hear a collective sigh of relief all across the state.
The Cavs worst season in 20 years culminated tonight with a 70-to-60 loss to Wake Forest.
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The Cavs knew they would need to stop Tim Duncan tonight - they would not as he gets the rejection.
Then Duncan gets the dunk!!!!
Then watch him make the awesome double spin on the left block as Wake lead early.
But Curtis Staples was got from 3 point range and UVa went on top 15-to-14 at the midway point of the first half.
Wake would hit intermission with a flurry as Jerry Braswell runs down the loose ball, crosses halfcourt and beats the buzzer with the swish. It's 28-to-24 Wake at the half.
Tony Rutland would set the tone in the second half by picking Harold Deane;s pocket and going in for the breakaway.
SUPER=33-Wake Forest/=70/Virginia/=60;


Wake's lead was in double figures most of the second half with the exception of a couple of Cavaliers runs.
The Demon Deacons win it 70-to-60.
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S-UNC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=acc tourney


Big biggest upset of the day happened in the final game of the night at Clemson sent North Carolina home with a 75-to-73 win.
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SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Raycom-JP Sports; :00


Carolina was up by 2 with just over a minute to play - but sophomore Greg Buckner came from the backside and slammed in this miss to tie the game at 73 with under a minute to play.
Clemson then held the Heels and got the ball back and went for the kill with the clock winding down Buckner will again get free inside and throw down the
game winning dunk with point 6 SUPER=33-Clemson/=75/North Carolina/=73;

seconds to play.
Clemson shocks carolina 75-to-73 to move on to the semi-finals.
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S-Maryland


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=ACC TOURNEY


Maryland and Duke opened the tournament at noon today with the Fifth seeded Terps beating Duke 82-to-69.
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Duke had to play with star Chris Collins on the bench in street clothes with an injured foot.
Speaking on benches - Maryland's was the difference today as the Terrapin reserves outscored the Dookies 44-to-3.
Maryland wins it by 13 and advances to the semifinals.
Duke could be NIT bound.
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S-Jackets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb96-3
GRAPHIC=ACC TOURNEY


The terps will next get regular season champ Georgia Tech.
The Jackets advanced at the expense of NC State this afternoon.
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SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC/Raycom-JP Sports; :00


The Wolfpack was playing its second game in 19 hours, and they were no match for freshman Stephon Marbury, who led the way for the Jackets with 23 points.
Ga. Tech blew open a tight game in the final five minutes to sack the pack 88-TO-73.
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S-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=Division III


Roanoke College faced probably the best Division Three team that's ever taken the floor at the Bast Center.
And the Illinois Wesleyan Titans routed the Maroons on their home floor 116 to 88.
Roy Stanley has more.
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S-South


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=BIG SOUTH


The Radford women are just one win away from another Big South title and a trip to the NCAA's.
Tonight in the semi-finals the Lady Hi's beat Charleston Southern 93-to-75.
And in the early game, regular season champ UNC Greensboro was knocked off Winthrop.
The title game tips off at 7 tomorrow.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come on this Friday night, racing news involving Bobby Allison
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and Johnny Benson - who wins the pole during qualifying today at Atlanta.
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S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=ATLANTA SPEEDWAY


The Winston Cup circuit rolled into the Atlanta Motor Speedway today to begin prepping for Sunday's Purolator 500.
But it almost rolled in without Johnny Benson.
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SUPER=03-Hampton, GA; :00


Last night his wife gave birth to their first child - today he shocked the field by putting the Pennzoil Pontiac on the pole with a speed of 185 point 434 miles an hour.
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((JOHNNY BENSON/PUROLATOR 500 POLE WINNER: YOU KNOW, I CAN'T BE ANY HAPPY FOR THESE GUYS ON THE PENNZOIL PONTIAC TEAM AND THEY ARE THE ONES THAT DID IT, NOT ME. IT ALMOST DROVE ITSELF AROUND THERE. ))
SUPER=01-Johnny Benson/Purolator 500 Pole Winner; :00
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Joe Nemechek had a fast first lap and a terrible second one as he flattened the back end of his Monte Carlo in this wreck.
Let's take a look at the top 25 and a few big names who'll have to try again tomorrow. go to chyron board
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S-Allison


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-3
GRAPHIC=BOBBY ALLISON


In a some not so pleasant news from the racing world tonight, Bobby Allison says his 36 year marriage to wife Judy is near its end.
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Allison told a Birmingham, Alabama newspaper tonight that he and his wife have had marital problems since the tragic deaths of their sons Davey and Clifford.
His wife has been a staunch supporter of his through thick and thin and an active member of the Winston Cup wives racing auxiliary.
Bobby says he's selling his Hueytown home and moving into his condo at the Charlotte Motor Speedway near his race shop.
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S-Flair


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=NEW S7 SPORTS


And finally, one of Charlotte's best known athletes is in trouble with the police.
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VO-NAT eng#


Apparently this 20 year old girl, Colette McCune was driving Flair's car while she was legally drunk.
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC;


Flair says he, his wife, McCune and some other friends were at Southend Brewery last night when he asked McCune to drive his luxury car because he had too much to drink.
Flair says McCune was sober and had not been drinking since she is underage.
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((RIC FLAIR/"THE NATURE BOY":))
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Pet-Rescue


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


About 112 people evacuated from the town of Weyauwega (wy-uh-WEE'-guh), Wisconsin were allowed back into their homes briefly today.
They were on a rescue mission to save their pets.
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SUPER=03-Weyauwega, WI/Monday;


Residents have been kept away since the Monday morning derailment of a freight train carrying liquid propane.
Though the fire is burning, armored cars carried residents to their homes to save the freezing and hungry pets they had to leave behind.
Authorities planned the rescue after the railroad said the fire could continue to burn for another three weeks.
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Ketchup


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


Heinz ketchup lovers weren't anticipating this one.
The company that prides itself on selling thick heavy ketchup is in trouble for not putting enough of it in its bottles.
The government says the nation's leading ketchup maker isn't filling its oversized bottles.
Seventeens states including Virginia have returned bottles that were below their advertised weight.
Heinz is offering to replace any unopened underweight bottles with fresh ones.