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Up next on News 7 at eleven-
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A 16 year drunk driver whose speeding killed a teacher is now serving time.
A verdict for Eric and Lyle Menendez in Los Angeles.
Plus hang on- It's winter weather on the first day of spring.
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Robin will have our forecast. News 7 is coming your way NEXT!

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Good Evening.
A guilty verdict for Eric and Lyle Menendez of first degree murder.
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A jury found them guilty in the shotgun killings of their parents in August of 1989.
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((JERRIANNE HAYFLETT/COURT SPOKESWOMAN: THERE REALLY WAS VERY LITTLE REACTION. THEY JUST LOOKED AT THE JURY AND LOOKED DOWN.I COULD NOT DETECT ANY EMOTION ON THEIR FACES.))
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They don't all it the windy city for nothing. This is what folks had to deal with in Chicago today. A March storm gusted through the Midwest bringing high wind and snow.
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Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Drunk-Driver


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#96-13
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An 16 year old drunk driver whose speeding car killed a teacher in Roanoke County last December- is now locked up.
He's began serving time as a youthful offender today.
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Judge Phil Trompeter told the young man: "I hope you will think of Mrs. Kitts everyday you wake up."
Bonnie Kitts died when the young man who lived in the same neighborhood stuck her while she was out for a walk with her husband.
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((THERE'S NO JUSTICE THAT WOULD REPLACE HER LIFE. I MEAN NOTHING THEY COULD DO IS EVER GOING TO BRING HER BACK. I WAS SAD TO WALK IN HERE TODAY, AND I'M SAD TO WALK OUT TODAY.))
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In court Gary Kitts pointed out that his son, Brian, is junior class president at Glenvar, "a gifted kid, too," like the young driver. Only "he didn't kill anybody," Kitts said.
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The boy is serving for an undetermined amount of time.
Youth corrections could keep the him until he's 21, but the prosecutor said it's typically more like FOUR MONTHS.
The boy loses his drivers license for five years, and once he's released, he'll have to perform 100 hours of community service.

C'burg-Shooting


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A 47 year old Christiansburg man racked up six charges including murder today.
William Michael Knowles allegedly shot his wife, 43 year- old Angie Knowles and their teenage daughter this morning.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( As police led him in handcuffs to the Montgomery County magistrate's office, Michael Knowles expressed regret.
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((IT WAS A BIG, BIG, BIG MISTAKE. ))
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Around 6:30 a-m, police say Knowles broke in through the back door at 109 Evans Street, where his estranged wife Angie and their children had moved about a month before.
During a struggle over his shotgun, he allegedly shot his wife in the abdomen, and his 18 year- old daughter in the finger.
Police say when they arrived, he turned his gun on them.
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((SGT. HANK EPPERLY/CHRISTIANSBURG POLICE: HE EXITED THE REAR DOOR AND FIRED TWICE AT OUR OFFICERS WITH A SHOTGUN. THE OFFICERS RETURNED FIRE. HE WENT BACK INTO THE HOUSE FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE MINUTES AND THEN CAME BACK OUT AGAIN UNARMED. ))
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Police say that's when the teenager threw her father's gun out the front door, and they arrested him.
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((PEGGY RIDGEWAY/NEIGHBOR: WELL I WAS AWAKENED BY A GUNSHOT AND THEN I CAME TO MY FRONT WINDOWS AND POLICE WERE RUNNING AROUND EVERYWHERE AND THEY HAD GUNS. AND THEN A LADY CAME OUT AND DROPPED HER GUN AND I THINK THAT MUST'VE BEEN THE END OF IT BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THEY STARTED BRINGING PEOPLE OUT. ))
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The two younger children in the house at the time were not hurt.
Angie Knowles died during surgery at Montgomery Regional Hospital.
A fund has been set up for all four of her children at First National Bank of Christiansburg.
Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

M'ville-Hospital


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TAPE#96-20
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A mock hostage situation at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville was a little too realistic for a few nurses.
It was designed to test the ability of hospital employees to handle such emergencies.
But now, some nurses are turning to the legal system to help cure their emotional wounds.
Kimberly McBroom has the story.
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(( About four A-M on January 25th, the E-R at Memorial Hospital was invaded by five masked gunmen-- who took several nurses and other employees hostage.
Turns out, it wasn't a life- threatening situation in the E-R, but a War of the Worlds- type drama.
Now, four nurses who were on duty have sworn criminal warrants against the phony gunmen for brandishing firearms.
They say the make- believe drill caused them emotional trauma.
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((JIM SHORTT/NURSES' ATTORNEY: CERTAIN EMERGENCY ROOM BUZZERS HAVE GONE OFF OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST SIX WEEKS-- THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO REACT TO THEM WHEN THE BUZZERS GO OFF-- THEY START TO PANIC. ))
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pre- pro here please
Meanwhile, the hospital had no comment-- and maintains that in order to make it realistic, some employees were not informed about the drill. end pre- pro
Meanwhile, the Martinsville Police Department has been asked to conduct an investigation.
But the Commonwealth's Attorney says if the drill involved actors performing a script-- it'll be hard to prove wrongdoing.
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((RANDY SMITH/MARTINSVILLE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: OBVIOUSLY, IF THAT'S WHAT EVERYBODY WAS DOING AND THAT'S WHAT THEY INTENDED TO DO AND NOBODY DEVIATED FROM THAT, THEN I THINK YOU'D FIND IT VERY DIFFICULT TO PROVE ANY CRIMINAL INTENT. ))
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The nurses are receiving psychiatric counseling.
Their attorneys say the'll likely seek punitive damages in a civil suit if the hospital doesn't settle with them first.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Martinsville.))

Menendez


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A guilty verdict for the Menendez brothers- first degree murder for the shotgun killings of their parents.
The two could face the death penalty.
Manuel Gallegus has more from Los Angeles.
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((First degree murder verdicts for both Eric and Lyle Menendez in the murders of their wealthy parents. Author Dominic Dunne was in the courtroom.
DOMINIC DUNNE/WRITER: EVERYONE WAS VERY CALM. THE BROTHERS WERE BOTH VERY CALM.
It was August 20th 1989. Jose Menendez, a wealthy entertainment executive, and his wife Kitty were shot to death with shotguns while watching television in their Beverly Hills mansion. At first their sons Eric then 19 and Lyle, 21 denied any role in the killings. They said they were at the movies. They went on with their lives spending their inheritance. Six months later, they were arrested. Then the trial where their surprising and complicated defense was revealed.
The young men said they had been sexually and psychologically abused by their father-- an that their mother was a deeply troubled woman who looked the other way from their father's abuse.
Prosecutors argued the brothers were greedy. In the end two juries deadlocked on verdicts. The District Attorney refused a plea bargain and insisted on a retrial seeking first degree murder convictions and the death penalty for both.
The second trial which started last October was very different no T.V. cameras, one jury and in a blow to the the defense the judge severely limited the possibility of involuntary manslaughter for the brothers. Manuel Gallegus CBS News, Los Angeles.))
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Still to come on the Newscast, a Ferrum football player is thrown out of school after he's accused of assault,
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and some scary moments today as a passenger has to land a plane.
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Chicago


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It was just a few weeks ago we told you about the Chicago man accused of raping his children, drugging them and feeding them rats and roaches.
Today Chicago prosecutors dropped the charges.
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The decision came after three of the four children took back their story.
Prosecutors said the state could not prove the case.
Gerald Hill was jailed six weeks ago. His attorney maintains he's innocent.
The Children ages five to 12 made the allegations while in the older brother's custody- Other family members say they were coaxed into making the charge.
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Plane-Landing


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A dramatic plane landing in Washington state.-
The pilot passes out and the passnger is forced to land the plane.
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The two were aboard this Cessna float plane when the pilot had a heart attack.
The tower talked the passenger into landing the plane on Lake Washington.
The first attempt failed.
On the second try, the plane skipped in the water and slid ashore on the runway.
The pilot died- The passenger who took over was able to walk away.
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Anthony


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TAPE#96-12
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A star football player at Ferrum College is in trouble with the law.
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Starting running back Lonnie David Anthony's been thrown out of school after he was arrested three times over the weekend.
He's charged with assault and battery in two separate incidents, and faces an additional charge of trespassing.
The 23 year old junior led the Ferrum College Panthers in rushing last season.
He goes to trial at the end of next month.
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Vultures


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-16
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Black vultures have become a deadly menace in the skies above many Virginia cattle farms.
Now the state wants to lend a hand.
Virginia's pushing to take the birds off a nationwide list of federally protected birds.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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(( The state began counting black vultures in January.
The goldmine is near the Radford Arsenal.
An estimated three thousand birds have made it the largest black vulture roost on the East Coast.
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((FRANK FULGHUM/VA. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: MOST OF THE ONES THAT GOT THE PERMITS TO GO OUT AND KILL WERE FROM THAT GENERAL AREA DOWN THERE, BECAUSE THEY HAD HAD THE GREATEST LOSSES.))
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Losses in terms of calves -- killed in the last three years.
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((FRANK FULGHUM/VA. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: IT MAY JUST BE THAT THERE'S NOT AS MUCH AS DEAD FOOD OUT THERE FOR THEM. AND SO THE POPULATION IS UP AND THEY'VE LEARNED THEY CAN GO AND GET THESE OTHER EASY SOURCES OF MEAT. MAYBE ONCE THEY'VE DONE THAT, THEY DECIDE THEY LIKE IT.))
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So Virginia is asking the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to intervene.
To lift the Migratory Birds Act protection from the black vulture.
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That would mean farmers would NO longer need kill permits, and there would be NO limit on the number one could kill.
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((FRANK FULGHUM/VA. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: THE FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE IS AWARE THAT WE ARE HAVING PROBLEMS. THERE HAS BEEN SOME POLITICAL PRESSURE BROUGHT TO BEAR TO SPEED UP THE PROCESS.))
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But federal officials are openly skeptical.
A spokesman says that modern cattle farmers are partly to blame -- leaving their herds unsupervised while they go off to other jobs, and grazing their cattle in open fields, so birthing cows are easier targets to predators in the sky.
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((FRANK FULGHUM/VA. DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY REPORTS OF ANY HUMANS BEING ATTACKED. THE BLACK VULTURES ARE PRETTY AGRESSIVE THOUGH, AND THEY DON'T SCARE EASILY.))
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So for now, Virginia is counting its vultures as they hatch, trying to prove killing some more is NO big deal.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

L'burg-Sewer


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TAPE#96-17
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If you live in Lynchburg did you know the city is revamping its sewer system? City officials are trying to convince residents its in their best interest to take part.
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Every time it rains hard, Lynchburg's sewer pipes overflow, dumping contaminated water into area streams.
Cutting down on the amount of rainwater that goes into the sewers means disconnecting thousands of downspouts on Hill City homes.
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((TERRY REID/LYNCHBURG PUBLIC WORKS: WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING TO DO, BY ASKING PROPERTY OWNERS, SOME OF THEM WILL BE VERY SIMPLE SOLUTIONS, SUCH AS CUTTING OFF THE GUTTER PIPE HERE, PUTTING A BEND ON IT AND PUTTING A SPLASH BLOCK ON IT, TO CARRY IT AWAY FROM THE HOMES.))
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Homeowners will be paid 150 dollars for every downspout they disconnect themselves.
And there's an environmental incentive as well.
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((BOB BLAIR/BLAIR COMMUNICATIONS: I THINK THERE'S A GREAT LOVE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND FOR BEING GOOD STEWARDS AND THIS IS CERTAINLY PART OF IT, AND UNFORTUNATELY IT COSTS A LOT OF MONEY AND IS GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF TIME, BUT PEOPLE SEEM TO BE READY TO ROLL UP THEIR SLEEVES AND GO TO WORK SOLVING THIS PROBLEM.))
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The rainleader disconnection program gets underway this fall.
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Coming up after this break, spring blows in across the country,
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and we'll see how some four legged friends are dispensing some important medicine at one local hospital.
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Clifton-Schools


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-14
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Clifton Forge school officials say they're in desperate need of new facilities.
They say the aging schools are NOT meeting the needs of the children.
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School officials say the buildings are outdated and need extensive repair.
They also admit they don't have the money to build new ones.
The city manager recently asked the Alleghany Foundation for help.
Last July the Foundation received 35-million dollars from the sale of the Regional Hospital.
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((RICHARD MAGNIFICO/CLIFTON FORGE CITY MANAGER: IS TO REQUEST OF THE ALLEGHANY FOUNDATION CONSIDERATION FOR THE FUNDING OF AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CLIFTON FORGE AND AN AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH THE FOCUS BEING PLACED ON TECHNOLOGY AND CONTENT.))
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School officials also want the new schools but don't want to lose a link to the past.
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((DELLA DALE/ASST. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPAL: I WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE THE BUILDING TORN DOWN BECAUSE IT WAS THE OLD BLACK HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE INTEGRATION. IT MEANS A LOT TO THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY.. ESPECIALLY IN THIS BLOCK.))
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The Alleghany Foundation says it will NOT make a decision on the funding until next December.
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Tammy-Faye


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Tammy Faye Messner has colon cancer.
The former wife of evangelist Jim Bakker faces radiation and chemotherapy treatment.
A spokesman say she will undero agressive cancer therapy over the next eight weeks and her prognosis is good.
Her husband Roe Messner also has cancer- his is of the prostate.
He was sentenced to 27 months in prison today for bankruptcy fraud.
Messner is free on bond while the case is appealed.

Winter


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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It may be the first day of spring, but it did not feel like it.
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Hey in Chicago, this is why they call it the windy city.
Hang on-
Walk backwards-
Have a police officer rescue you off the corner. Whatever it takes.
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A major March storm brought hurricane force winds and snow to much of the Midwest.
Heavy snow fell in Indianapolis, Detroit and Cincinnati.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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NCAA happenings, NIT highlights, news concerning Melvin Whitaker and the Group Two-A all-state teams, plus Roy Stanley with the Lady Cavs after we check tonight's scores.
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S-State


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Group-Two-A all-state basketball honors came out last night.
Nansemond River's Antonie Willie is the player of the year, and Fort DeFiance's Bill Hale is the coach of the year.
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Pinnacle Board
Two local roundball stars made the first team. William Byrd's six foot three inch senior Chris Childress and Staunton River's 6-3 junior Hunter Hoggatt make the top five.
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Surprisingly, only one member of the unbeaten state champion Liberty Minutemen made either first or second team.
J.J. Coles, the 5-10 senior guard is joined on the second team. go to pinnacle board!
He's joined on the second squad by fellow Seminole member Dennis Brown from Altavista and the Piedmont's 6-6 Rashad Wall from Laurel Park.
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S-Melvin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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University of Virginia basketball recruit Melvin Whittaker likely will have face felony charges of malicious wounding.
Yesterday an Albemarle County Circuit Court judge ruled that their is sufficient evidence to send the charge to the grand jury that meets on April 1st.
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The 6 foot 10 inch North Carolina native did not testify in the court house and refused to comment afterwards.
He was released on a 25 hundred dollar bond to his father's custody and allowed to return to his home in Garner.
The victim of the alleged assault Maurice Anderson a 260 pounder said he received over 75 stitches as a result of the alleged assault.
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S-Alabama


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Virginia Tech Hokies went to New York and won the NIT last year, now a Virginia native will a chance to do the same thing.
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Lynchburg native and Ferrum Hall of Famer David Hobbs, the head coach of the University of Alabama watched his Crimson Tide earn a spot in the final four last night with a 68-to-67 win over South Carolina.
Eric Washington led the Gamecocks with a game high 25 points.
He also set the all-time single season SEC 3 point record with 103 on the season.
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This is Alabama's fourth trip to the NIT semi-finals. They'll play Rhode Island or St. Joe's.
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Many of you may remember Tech beat Alabama 74-to-73 in the 1973 semi-finals at the Garden.

S-Newsers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


The normally dry but mandatory NCAA pregame newsconferences were full of excitement yesterday.
First in Atlanta as the U-Mass Minutemen were making their way to the table,
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watch Carmello Travieso coming in behind Marcus Camby fall down behind the podium and drop under the curtain backdrop.
It what could turn out to be a costly fall.
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But the best line of the day was delivered by Wake head coach Dave Odom, who jokingly questioned the treatment of southerners up in Minneapolis.
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S-Thompson


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


Also this afternoon Georgetown head coach John Thompson confirmed that he was in the process of becoming a part owner of a Las Vegas Casino that operates slot machines at the Vegas airport when the university's president asked him to reconsider.
Thompson says he has since withdrawn his application for a gaming license.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
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Coming up after a quick break, Roy Stanley takes us to the Charlottesville to check in on the
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women's team at UVa. The Cavaliers are hosting and they hope toasting the field in this weekend's Sweet 16 east regional bash at University Hall.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=WOMEN'S FINAL FOUR


The women's East Regional is set for University Hall in Charlottesville this weekend.
Tennessee, Kansas, Old Dominion and UVa will battle for the right to move onto the Final Four.
Roy Stanley says the Cavs have a legitimate shot at a national title if they can just get through the weekend.
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((The Lady Cavaliers are looking at the Sweet 16 as a time to get out and have some fun.
Virginia has dominated two previous post season games at University hall.
But for Senior point guard jenny Boucek and Center Wendy Palmer the fun could end on their home floor when they open the East Regionals this Saturday.)) ((WENDY PALMER/UVA CENTER: THIS IS IT FOR US, IT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING FOUR YEARS FOR, AND WE HAVE TO GO INTO IT, YOU KNOW, YOU WANT TO HAVE FUN, BUT YOU WANT TO ALSO PLAY HARD, SO, WE DID WORK OUR BUTTS OFF FOR THIS ALL SEASON LONG, SO THIS IS THE FUN TIME. )) ((JENNY BOUCEK/UVA GUARD: WE'VE GOT TO CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON ELIMINATING SECOND SHOTS FOR OTHER TEAMS. I THINK THAT'S GOING TO BE A BIG KEY FOR US IN THE UPCOMING GAMES. BECAUSE THESE TEAMS FROM HERE ON OUT ARE GREAT REBOUNDING TEAMS.)) ((Hitting the boards and playing the tough defense has been a strong point of Virginia's game this season.
The old saying that defense wins games is the main focus as the Lady Cavs prepare for state rival Old Dominion.)) ((DEBBIE RYAN/UVA HEAD COACH: THIS TEAM KNOWS THAT ITS GROUNDED I THE DEFENSIVE END AND THE REBOUNDING END, AND THEY'RE GOING TO TAKE WHAT THE DEFENSE GIVES THEM OFFENSIVELY. SO I'M NOT REALLY WORRIED ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO FLOW OUT THERE. I THINK THAT AS LONG AS WE PLAY DEFENSE WE'LL BE ALRIGHT. )) ((ROY STANDUP: TENNESSEE WILL OPEN THE EAST REGIONALS AT UNIVERSITY HALL AGAINST KANSAS AND THE LADY CAVALIERS WILL TAKE ON STATE RIVALS OLD DOMINION LATER THAT AFTERNOON. IN CHARLOTTESVILLE, ROY STANLEY, NEWS 7 SPORTS. ))
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S-Marshall


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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College football fans in the Mountaineer state got a big boost today as Marshall and WVU have agreed to meet on the football field for the first time since 1923.
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The renewal of the rivalry will take place in the opening game of the 1997 season.
West Virginia will pay the Thundering Herd 150 thousand dollars to come to Morgantown and give up 73 hundred tickets.
The game will be Marshall's first as a division one member.
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Pet-Pals (6pm version)


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TAPE#96-15
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Community Hospital in Roanoke has some new staff-members.
Today, the team was out meeting patients....and licking their hands?
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It's the Pet-Pals program, a form of therapy for the kids in pediatrics... anxious to see some new faces.
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((JOAN ALLAN/C.H.R.V. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: WE WANT TO GIVE EVERYONE A CHANCE TO SEE THAT THE HOSPITAL ISN'T SUCH A BAD PLACE. YOU CAN HAVE FUN. IT GIVES THEM SOMETHING POSITIVE TO TALK ABOUT TO THEIR FRIENDS SO THEIR SELF-ESTEEM IS IMPROVED A LITTLE BIT, IT JUST ALL FEELS WONDERFUL TO HAVE THEIR PICTURES TAKEN WITH THE DOGS HERE ))
SUPER=01-Joan Allan/CHRV Occupational Therapist; :
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OUT Q=with the dogs here.
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The dogs have passed extensive testing-- to prove they can stay calm while being poked, stroked, hugged, and kissed.
The dogs are expected to do just what they do best-- look good and offer (------------------) unconditional love.