23:00-01

News-Head

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Next on News Seven, the parents
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of a five-year-old girl killed by a school bus last March are NOW suing the Roanoke City School Board and the driver.
Some streets in Lynchburg were closed tonight as workers try to control an ammonia leak.
It's official... the president of Ferrum College is staying.
And Kato Kaelin NOW says... O-J did it.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


News seven is next.

Vinton


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# 96-11; edit 95-10
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The parents of a five- year- old girl who was killed by a school bus last March say the driver and the school system were negligent.
Because of that incident they have filed an eight million dollar lawsuit against the Roanoke County School Board and the driver.
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TAPE#95-27 (Worley)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/March 1995;


The suit filed yesterday in Circuit Court by the family of Shayla Worley claims the girl's death was the result of system wide safety violations.
Shayla died last March after she was run over by a school bus in front of her Vinton home.
Witnesses said the girl had just gotten off the bus and ran back to grab her book bag that was tangled in the bus door.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


Police say the child slipped and fell, and was run over by the rear wheels of the bus.

Ferrum-President


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-12
GRAPHIC=Education


An institution in transition... that's how officials are describing Ferrum College.
Today, at its semi- annual meeting, the school's board of trustees addressed faculty concerns about its future.
Denise Allen reports.
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SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00
SUPER=01-Joe Wright/Board Of Trustees Chairman; :09
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(( Faculty members say they're concerned about the future of Ferrum College.
They've written the Board of Trustees questioning President Jerry Boone's leadership. ((JOE WRIGHT/CHAIRMAN: THE FERRUM COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES EXPRESSES ITS CONFIDENCE IN DR. JERRY BOONE AND HAS RENEWED HIS ANNUAL CONTRACT.))
And officials say the next year will bring about some difficult changes--including downsizing. ((SANDRA KIDD/INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT VICE PRES.: THAT DOES NOT MEAN THAT WE WILL CUT SALARIES 10 PERCENT. IT DOES NOT MEAN WE WILL CUT 10-PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE. IT DOES NOT MEAN WE WILL CUT 10-PERCENT OF THE FACULTY. IT MEANS WE WILL REDUCE OUR OVER ALL PERSONNEL COST 10 PERCENT.)) ((JERRY SUMNEY/FERRUM COLLEGE FACULTY ASSN: THERE COMES A TIME WHEN THOSE KINDS OF STEPS ARE NECESSARY AND AT THOSE TIME IT'S IMPORTANT FOR EVERYBODY TO DISCUSS WHAT KINDS OF THINGS YOU CAN DO TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES HAPPEN AS MUCH AS YOU CAN FOR THE GOOD OF THE INSTITUTION.))
Both the administration and faculty agree, preparing students for the future is the top priority.
But while the administration is looking for the best way to do that, some faculty members fear they're being left out of the fold.
So the faculty has formed the Ferrum Faculty Association. ((JERRY SUMNEY/FERRUM COLLEGE PROFESSOR: WE WERE HOPEFUL THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO FACILITATE COMMUNICATION AMONG FACULTY MEMBERS AND BETWEEN THE FACULTY AND THE PRESIDENT AND THE FACULTY AND THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.)) ((WE HAVE INSTRUCTED THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES' EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE TO COMMUNICATE OUR DESIRE TO SEE OUR ADMINISTRATION AN FACULTY WORK TOGETHER TO FOSTER THE GROWTH AND CONTRIBUTION THAT FERRUM COLLEGE MAKES TO ITS STUDENTS, THE NEW CENTURY REGION AND VIRGINIA.))
The administration says they've always had an open door policy.
Faculty members say they're hoping the door opens a little wider to include them in the decision making process.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Ammonia


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE# 96-15
GRAPHIC=None


A strange smell was in the air, and streets were closed in Lynchburg this evening.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg;


An ammonia gas leak developed at Jennings Ice Company on 12th Street when workers were servicing some tanks.
The department was on the scene and had the leak cut off within ten minutes.
The intersection of Campbell Avenue and 12th street was closed at around eight this evening.
Streets are again open.
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IRON-GATE


ANCHOR=RON
NEWSCAST=11P
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 96-
GRAPHIC=Phillips, Jim


A reckless driving conviction has sidelined Iron Gate's only police officer.
The town council has placed Sergeant Jim Phillips on administrative leave until the officer's appeal of a reckless driving conviction can be heard.
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SUPER=03-Iron Gate/File Tape;


Phillips was convicted Wednesday in Botetourt General District Court.
The judge ruled Phillips endangered the public during a police chase.
A citizen complained Phillips nearly collided with him head-on while the officer passed on a blind curve.
Mayor Otis Payne told News 7 that he's received a number of complaints concerning Phillips driving and his over zealous approach to police work.
Payne says the council will decide in April if Phillips should remain on the payroll.
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Overmyer


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


The astronaut who commanded one of the last flights of the space shuttle "Challenger" died today when the small test plane he was flying crashed.
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SUPER=03-Duluth, MN;


Colonel Robert Overmyer was flying alone in the small-engine plane when it
went down near Duluth International Airport in Minnesota.


The 59-year-old was conducting tests on a prototype plane for manufacturer Cirrus Design Corporation.
Overmyer commanded the Challenger mission in the spring of 19-85.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


The Challenger flew two more times before exploding in 19-86.
Overmyer also served on the commission that investigated that tragedy.

Bosnia


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# net
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A Houston family is mourning the death of an American soldier in Bosnia.
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SUPER=03-Houston, TX;


Private First Class Floyd Bright died yesterday after the truck he was riding in ran off a bridge and overturned.
Another soldier was injured in the accident.
Family members are in seclusion, but a neighbor of the 19-year old soldier said he was a good guy who was fun to be around.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=Bosnia


Bright is the second G-I to be killed since the peacekeeping mission began in December.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Coming up on news-7,
Gas prices have exploded over the past week.
We'll find out the source of the recent inflation.
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And,
Connie Stevens will examine issues facing seniors.
From health insurance to retirement savings.
But first let's check in with Kimberly...
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ANCHOR=Kimberly

Wx ad lib
Clearing skies should allow some star- gazing for those of you trying to catch a glimpse of Comet Yah-ku-tah-kee.
Meanwhile, temperatures are going to seem a little out-of-this- world tomorrow-- as highs are expected to soar into the 60s.
The mild weather should continue through Monday--
We'll have the complete forecast-- along with more details about Comet Yah-ku-tah-kee coming up. MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Taiwan-Vote


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net 15:03:21
GRAPHIC=None


Undaunted by China's wargames, Taiwan voters turned out in record
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SUPER=03-Taipei, Taiwan;

numbers for the island's first direct presidential elections.
Incumbent Lee Teng-hui (lee dung-hway) won by a staggering fifty-four percent.
But China still regards Taiwan as a rebel province and has accused Lee of moving away from eventual unification with the mainland.
In recent days, China has conducted war games near Taiwan to scare off his supporters... however, poll watchers say 76 percent of the electorate turned out.
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Trooper


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
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A fired state trooper in South Carolina won't face civil rights charges.
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SUPER=03-Columbia, SC/January 8;


The F-B-I says it reached that decision after watching a videotape of the trooper as he roughed up a woman.
The video camera in his patrol car captured W-H Beckwith as he dragged Sandra Antor from her car, cursing her.
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After Antor complained, Beckwith was fired.
An F-B-I spokesman says agents have concluded that Beckwith's actions do not merit federal charges.
He still faces a state investigation, and Antor's lawyers say they plan a lawsuit.
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Rapper-Arrested


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net
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Gansta rapper Notorious B-I-G was arrested last night for assault after he allegedly attacked two fans with a baseball bat.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/Last Night;


The singer, whose real name is Christopher Wallace, was outside a nightclub when two men came up to him and asked for his autograph.
Wallace refused and there was an argument.
The two fans apparently tried to flee in a taxicab, but Wallace and a friend apparently gave chase, and allegedly attacked them with the bat.
23-year-old Wallace was arrested on charges of assault, criminal mischief and possession of a weapon.
In Decemeber, Wallace was honored as rap artist of the year at the Billboard Awards.
His debut album, "Ready to Die," went platinum.
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Seniors


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE# 96-10
GRAPHIC=HMO


There's a new Medicare H-M-O coming to the area... it was just approved by the Bureau of Insurance.
Connie Stevens has more on that--
SS=On Record

plus other issues covered in this week's... On-Record.
The topic-- seniors and their financial decisions.
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((
At the League of Older Americans, counselors are now studying the plan-- called Optimum Choice-- so they can better advise seniors on its pros and cons.
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((SHANNON ABELL/LOA HEALTH INSURANCE COUNSELOR: IT WILL COVER THE COUNTIES OF BEDFORD AND BOTETOURT, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, ROANOKE COUNTY, ROANOKE CITY AND SALEM-- SO THAT'S THE ONLY AREA IT WILL COVER. IT CURRENTLY HAS AN AGREEMENT WITH DOCTORS ASSOCIATED WITH LEWIS GALE. LEWIS GALE ONLY. IT IS AN HMO WHERE A PERSON THAT IS ELIGIBLE FOR MEDICARE WOULD DROP OUT OF MEDICARE AND ENROLL IN THIS HMO. ADVANTAGES ALOT OF PEOPLE LOOK AT, IS THAT IT'S MUCH CHEAPER THAN REMAINING IN MEDICARE AND PURCHASING THE SUPPLEMENTAL POLICY, LIKE THE BLUE CROSS OR AARP. BUT THERE ARE A LOT OF DISADVANTAGES ASSOCIATED WITH THEM TOO, THAT PEOPLE NEED TO REALLY BE AWARE OF. A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL LOOK AT THE DOLLAR FIGURE AND JUMP WITHOUT REALLY KNOWING WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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Abell says the plan is good-- if you're really healthy.
But there are drawbacks.
It may not be the best for those who travel-- and could need out-of-the area physicians.
While there is concern that seniors don't have enough choices with health care-- some worry that many don't understand what's available to them as it is.
Seniors also have to worry about maintaining a healthy financial situation as they age.
Investment advisor George Brammer says the most common problem he says is a lack of balance in financial decisions.
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(( GEORGE BRAMMER/A.G. EDWARDS & SONS MANY TIMES PEOPLE HAVE TOO MANY DOLLARS IN ONE PARTICULAR ASSET AND THEY DON'T HAVE A PROPER VERSIFICATION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THEIR ASSETS. THE OLD SAYING, DON'T PUT ALL YOUR EGGS IN ONE BASKET. AND WE REALLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO LOOK AT THEIR ASSETS AND HAVE BALANCE TO THEIR ASSETS. ))
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To hear more money management advice for seniors join us for On-Record.
That's Sunday morning at 11.
Connie Stevens, News 7.))

Apparel-Industry


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 96-28
GRAPHIC=None


The apparel industry employs tens of thousands of people in our area.
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SUPER=@File;


But recently it has fallen upon hard times.
Sara Lee Knit Products, Tultex, and several other company officials have announced cutbacks lately.
Some company officials say the layoffs are due to the lack of demand in the retail sector.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;


Consumer analyst Ken Gassman with Davenport-and-Company says apparel sales ARE actually increasing, but not like they were 10 years ago.
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((KEN GASSMAN/CONSUMER ANALYST-DAVENPORT & CO.: THERE'S NO QUESTION THE APPAREL INDUSTRY IS SLOWER THAN IT OUGHT TO BE. BUT WE'RE MEASURING THAT AGAINST THE DECADE OF THE 1980'S, WHEN MEN AND WOMEN BOTH BOUGHT APPAREL WITH ABANDON. THERE WAS UNBRIDLED DEMAND FOR APPAREL. AND NOW CONSUMERS HAVE CLOSET FULLS OF CLOTHES, AND THEY SIMPLY AREN'T BUYING AT THE SAME PACE THEY DID. ))
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ANCHOR=Ron
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Gassman says retail orders for apparel went up 10-billion-dollars last year.
He notes that growth is still slower than the growth in the 1980's....but it's still growth, and that's what's important.

VWIL


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 96-23
GRAPHIC=VWIL


The Virginia Women's Institute of Leadership is appealing to the legal community to give it time.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/Thursday;


VWIL director Brenda Bryant spoke this week to the Richmond Bar Association.
She brought along four cadets.
SUPER=03-Staunton/File Tape;


Bryant says NO matter how the Supreme Court rules this spring on single- sex education at VMI... VWIL needs continued support.
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SOT 01:43:10

((BRENDA BRYANT/VWIL DIRECTOR: JUDGE US ON THE BASIS OF OUTCOMES. EXPECT MUCH FROM US. AND EVALUATE US ON THE BASIS OF PERFORMANCE OF OUR GRADUATES.))
SOT 01:43:33

((GIVE US TIME. AT THE VERY LEAST FOUR YEARS TO DEMONSTRATE SOME SHORT TERM OUTCOMES. AND TEN YEARS TO DEMONSTRATE SOME MID-TERM ACHIEVEMENTS.))
SOT 01:53:44

((KAREN ZELIZNAK/VWIL CADET: EVEN SOME OF THE SUPREME COURT PEOPLE SEE IT AS A FEMINIST MOVEMENT OR SEE IT AS A -- OH WELL LET'S JUST GET THE FEMINISTS OFF OUR BACK AND MAKE UP THIS PROGRAM. AND REALLY THEY SHOULD WALK A DAY OR A WEEK IN OUR SHOES AND I WISH THEY'D SEE HOW HARD IT IS.))
SUPER=01-Brenda Bryant/VWIL Director;
SUPER=01-Karen Zeliznak/VWIL Cadet; :19
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Zeliznak (ZELL-iz-nak) says the physical demands are NOT the problem.
It's the dual schedule demands from both Mary Baldwin and VMI that makes good time management a top V-WIL attribute.
Bryant says she expects 20 to 25 percent of the first VWIL class to receive military commissions.
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape; Quick!!!


The Supreme Court decision on VMI is expected by late June.
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MUSIC ON TAPE
ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Coming up,
Kato Kaelin shares his shocking views on O-J Simpson's verdict.
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And Governor Allen won't have any more ocean views from the state yacht.
We'll tell you all about it when we come back.
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MUSIC UP FULL
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Yacht


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit of 95-12 (State-Yacht)
GRAPHIC=State Seal


It's anchors aweigh for the state yacht Chesapeake.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Norfolk/March 1995;


Governor Allen yesterday announced the sale of the 28-year-old vessel to a North Carolina construction executive for 106-thousand-500 dollars.
He was making good on a campaign promise to sell the yacht.
J-W Grand will take immediate possession of the yacht and plans to use it for recreational purposes.
The Chesapeake was given to the state in 19-74 as a gift from a retired northern Virginia banker.
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Gas-Prices


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# net; edit of 95-36 (Gas Prices)
GRAPHIC=Gas Prices


Gasoline prices in Virginia have risen sharply in the past two weeks and are expected to continue their upward trend this spring.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Pump prices have risen anywhere from three cents to ten cents in the past month, with much of the increase occurring in the past week.
Wholesalers say the situation is unusual.
Prices generally rise in May and June as demand increases during the heavy driving months.
Station owners blame the cold weather and a short supply of crude oil.
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(toss to KIM)


Comet


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 96-26
GRAPHIC=None


If you haven't already heard about it-- Comet Hyakutake (Yah-ku-tah-kee) is lighting up the sky.
Astronomers say It looks like a glowing cotton ball-- and it's the brightest comet to come near earth in 400 years. ESS/FULL
You can find out more information about Yah-ku-tah-kee on our WEB site.
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From tonight through late April-- Yah-ku-tah-kee can be seen by the naked eye--although binoculars will be a better bet.
Your best chance of catching a glimpse will be late tomorrow night, when the comet will be closest to Earth.
Make sure to go as far away from city lights as you can.
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S-Cavs


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-4
GRAPHIC=Women's final Four


The Lady Cavaliers of Virginia have advanced to the East Regional final on their home floor.
Virginia pulled away in the second half to beat state rival Old Dominion 72 to 60.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ESPN; :


Virginia led by 5 at the half and when Wendy Palmer hit the baseline jumper the lead was 40 to 33 Cavaliers.
The Lady Monarchs remained within striking distance and Mery Andrade hits the basket inside Old Dominion took a three point lead.
Virginia went on a run behind Senior Jenny Boucek she scored four straight points and the Cavaliers led 56 to 52.
Virginia then hit a 13 to 2 run SUPER=33-Virginia/=72/Old
Dominion/=60;in the closing minutes of the game to advance with the 72 to 60

win over Old Dominion.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=HOLD Logo


The Lady Cavaliers will play Tennessee in the championship game on Monday evening.

S-Kentucky


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-1
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


Wake Forest is out and Kentucky is headed to the Final Four for the first time since 1993 and the 11-th time in school history.
The top seeded Wildcats beat the Demon Deacons 83 to 63.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/CBS SPORTS; :


The Wildcats came out with the defense Tony Delk on the steal and gets the jam and Kentucky took a 5 to nothing lead.
Wake comes right back going outside. Steve Goolsby nails the three pointer but the Demon Deacons trailed at the half.
Kentucky went up by 26 points early in the second half Derek anderson hits the three making it 48 to 22.
Wake's Tim Duncan hits the jump hook for two of his 14 points but the Deacons trailed by 20.
Kentucky's Tony Delk had 25 points in the game as the Wildcats beat Wake Forest 83 to 63 to advance.
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S-Mass


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB96-2
GRAPHIC=Final Four


Massachusetts will face Kentucky in the final Four.
U-Mass beat Georgetown 86 to 62 in the East Regional at Atlanta.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/CBS SPORTS; :


John Thompson pacing the sideline with concern on his face.
Allen Iverson takes it to the hoop scoring on the jam and the Hoyas took the early 5 to 4 lead.
But watch this play. Marcus Camby rejects Victor Page and U-Mass gets out on the run Edgar Padilla pulls up and hits the three pointer U-Mass took a 10 to 5 lead.
The Hoyas come back Jerome Williams drives to the hoop for the jam to tie the score at 10 to 10.
But the second half belonged to
SUPER=33-Massachusetts/=86/Georgetown/=62;U-Mass which maintained its lead

and knocked off the Hoyas 86 to 62.
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((JOHN CALAPARI/UMASS HEAD COACH: ))
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S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Final four


The NCAA regional finals continue tomorrow afternoon.
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Page...201
Syracuse will play Kansas in the West Regional final in Denver. Game time is 2:40 on your Hometown Station.
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Page...202
And Mississippi State and Cincinnati will hook up in the Southeast Regional Game time is 5-Oclock.
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S-Draft


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Center Lorenzen Wright of the University of Memphis ended speculation today and announced that he will enter the N-B-A draft.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=@File; :


But Wright, a sophomore, did leave open the door to return to Memphis should he not be satisfied with the outcome of the draft.
The NCAA allows that as long as the player is not represented by an agent.
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((LORENZEN WRIGHT/ENTERS NBA DRAFT: PLAYING IN THE NBA HAS BEEN A LIFELONG DREAM, I BELIEVE NOW IT'S TIME FOR ME TO ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE OF PLAYING WITH THE BEST BASKETBALL PLAYERS IN THE NATION. ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
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The 6-11 center was a third team All-american and averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds a game.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, the Express was on the road for a big game against Raleigh. Bobby Hillin leads second day qualifying at Darlington.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And scores and Highlights from the N-H-L and N-B-A.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Express/Raleigh


The Roanoke Express lost to Raleigh 3 to 2 in a shootout.
Roanoke picks up a point and with Hampton Roads losing to Richmond that means the Express will finish fourth in their division and open the Playoffs against the Charlotte Checkers.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-1
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/NESN; :


In the National Hockey league third period goals by Mark Messier and Alexei Kovalev rallied the New York Rangers to a win over the Boston Bruins.
For that and all of Today's Scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=Darlington Logo


Mark Martin missed last weeks race but he returned this week to win his second Busch Grand National race taking the checkered flag in the Dura Lube 200.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :


Early in the race Jeremy Mayfield gets lose and his car slids into the wall but he only suffered minor damage and returned to the race.
Martin battled Mike Mclaughlin and Dale Jarrett passing Jarret at the end to win the Dura Lube 200.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Michael Waltrip was second, Terry Labonte third Ricky Craven fourth and Bobby Labonte fifth.
Ward Burton finished 10-th.

S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-31
GRAPHIC=Darlington Logo


The field is set for the running of the Transouth Financial 400 at the Darlington International Raceway.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN2; :


In second round qualifying today, Bobby Hillin turned in a speed of 170 point 602 miles per hour 2 mile an hour faster than he was yesterday and he will start 26-th.
Dale Earnhardt was 27-th for the rest of the field lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=PGA LOGO


Scott McCarron is the leader after three rounds of the Freeport-McDermott Classic in New Orleans.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/NBC SPORTS; :


McCarron finished today's round with a birdie at the 18-th hole. He shot a 69 today for a total of 12 under par and that's good enough for a one stroke lead on Tommy Tolles.
SUPER=03-Phoenix, AZ/ESPN; :


On the women's tour, Kristal Parker-Gregory shot a four under par 69 to grab a three shot lead over Laura Davies after three rounds of the Standard Register Ping.
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Kato


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Simpson, OJ


O-J Simpson's famous house guest, now says he believes O-J is actually the killer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Kato Kaelin told Geraldo Rivera on his talk show last night that he now believes Simpson did kill Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman.
Kaelin hesitated before answering, but said that recently he has been made aware of new things that convinced him that Simpson was guilty.
Prosecutor Christopher Darden appeared on the same program.
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Air-Jordan


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WRITER=rjo
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And if you haven't had a chance to pick up the latest pair of Air Jordan's... it may be too late.
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The shoes are the third in the Michael Jordan series and they are considered hot!
In Michigan, police were called to a Mall yesterday morning to control the crowd of people.
About 70 shoppers surrounded a gate outside a sports store but were told the shoes were sold out. (----------------) The shoes are black patent leather, with red bottoms.