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1-News-Head

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V/O-NAT
Coming up on NEWS-7 at SIX: the woman who called the law last night says police were UN-justified in shooting her fiancee.
We'll hear from her in a moment.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a former mayor going to prison for a crime he doesn't believe he committed. Sports-head
ANCHOR=steve


In sports, the UVa women are gearing up for powerhouse Tennessee, Rob Dibble calls it quits, Jeff Gordon is just getting started
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as is Lynchburg native Stacy Compton, who is joining the Winston Cup ranks this season. We will take you to his new shop in the Hill City.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


After a few more showers, a chilly but sunny forecast for Tuesday. Details on that and WeatherSchool are straight ahead.

Police-Shooting


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-15
GRAPHIC=Police Shooting

Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell will decide if two police officers used reasonable force when they shot and killed a man last night.
Thirty-Five year old Edwin Plunkett was holding a loaded rifle when the officers fired, but the woman who called police to the home says the shooting wasn't justified.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell reports on last night's confrontation and the investigation that is now underway.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
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(Rollcue: she believes the officers overreacted)
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SUPER=01-Billie Patton/Plunkett's Fiancee; :09
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :15
SUPER=@Hooper;:25
SUPER=@Caldwell; :47
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Live=Joe Full/Microwave
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Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave
(Q&A: Have autopsy results today revealed anything?)



Beidler


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-17
GRAPHIC=Roger Beidler


A former mayor of Amherst will serve a year and three months in a federal prison and pay a five-thousand dollar fine.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roger Beidler was convicted of money laundering in connection with a drug and gambling ring in central Virginia.
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Beidler took more than 100- thousand dollars from ringleader Wendell Wood, and invested it in a real estate development.
Beidler's attorney says his client still maintains he's innocent.
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IN Q=His faith in the

((JOHN PYLE/BEIDLER'S ATTORNEY: HIS FAITH IN THE AMERICAN JUSTICE SYSTEM IS A LITTLE SHAKEN NOW. HE STANDS BY THE FACT HE DIDN'T KNOWINGLY DO ANYTHING WRONG. AND THAT'S BEEN HIS POSITION, HIS CONSISTENT POSITION THROUGHOUT.))
SUPER=01-John Pyle/Beidler's Attorney;
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OUT Q=consistent position throughout.
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Beidler was also placed on probation for two years. He's supposed to report to prison within a few weeks.
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Danville-Housing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=None


Plans to assign two full- time police officers to Danville's five public housing communities have hit a snag.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The Danville Redevelopment and Housing authority was recently awarded a 140-thousand dollar federal grant to hire the extra officers.
The officers are on the payroll but housing officials say they were UNAWARE the men would require up to a year's training-- in another part of the city.
Housing officials are concerned they'll loose the grant because of the delay.
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IN Q=I have asked

((ALVIN STEINGOLD/HOUSING AUTHORITY EXEC. DIR.: I HAVE ASKED OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY MANAGER, KEN WIGGINS, TO BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT TUESDAY TO COME UP WITH SOME POSSIBLE ALTERNATE USES OF THE MONEY, TO PROVIDE THE SAME SAFETY AND SECURITY WITHOUT USING THE DANVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT. ))
SUPER=01-Alvin Steingold/Housing Authority Exec. Dir.; :00
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ANCHOR=KEITH
SS=None


Danville Police Chief Neil Morris says Housing officials were told the officers would require up to 12- months training and that there must have been a misunderstanding.

Carroll-Offices


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=None


Carroll County is borrowing 13- million dollars from the federal government for its new administrative complex.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsville;


The site work is already under way for the facility, which will house all county offices and court services under one roof.
Congressman Rick Boucher has announced the federal Rural Housing Service is providing two loans.
One of them, for six million dollars, is the agency's largest GUARANTEED loan in Virginia.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- NINTH DISTRICT: AND THAT IS AN INVESTMENT THAT I THINK IS WELL WORTHWHILE, IN VIEW OF THE TREMENDOUS GROWTH THAT'S OCCURRED RECENTLY IN CARROLL COUNTY'S ECONOMY. AS NEW EMPLOYERS HAVE BEEN ATTRACTED HERE, AS NEW JOBS ARE BEING PROVIDED FOR CARROLL COUNTY RESIDENTS, NOW GOVERNMENTAL SERVICES WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP PACE.))
SUPER=@Boucher;
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OUT Q=to keep pace.
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VO-NAT


The Carroll County Industrial Development Authority is funding the remaining 500 thousand dollars.
The complex is expected to open in 1998.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- The debate was heated and emotional last week in Washington--now two area Congressmen explain their votes on repealing the ban on assault weapons.
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Also--It's a long way from Virginia, so why is a Roanoke prosecutor working in the Aloha State? It's part of a unique job exchange--we'll tell you all about it.
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Coke-Wreck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=TST
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=None


It was the Coca-Cola 800 and it involved plenty of traffic -- but it wasn't a race.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


At about noon today, a Coca-Cola truck dumped part of its cargo onto Colonial Avenue in Roanoke, near the intersection with Brandon Avenue.
The driver of the truck says the door to one of the bays on the vehicle wasn't properly latched.
About 800 glass bottles of Coke slid out when the truck turned onto Colonial.
A pickup truck that came through the area right after the spill wound up with several flat tires.
Lunch-hour traffic on Colonial had to be diverted while workers cleaned up the mess.
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Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-20
GRAPHIC=John Warner


Senator John Warner says a federal court should dismiss a lawsuit challenging Virginia's open primary law.
Warner opted for a primary open to all voters over a party convention after polls showed he's less popular among his own party.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


So now, Warner says state Republican Chairman Pat McSweeney and Delegate Bob Marshall don't have the legal right to even challenge the law.
Warner says he, however, does.
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IN Q=I'm just not

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R-VA.: I'M JUST NOT SOME STRAY DOG THAT CAME OFF THE STREET. I'M A UNITED STATES SENATOR. AND AS SUCH I HAVE A RIGHT TO PROTECT THE DIGNITY OF THIS OFFICE AND THE DIGNITY OF THIS ELECTION.))
SUPER=@Warner;
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OUT Q=of this election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Warner says if the lawsuit prevails, the fall elections would be thrown into total confusion.
He says he's getting involved to defend voters and Republicans.
SUPER=@file;


GOP opponent Jim Miller says the notion he's doing it for Virginia voters "doesn't pass the Hee Haw test."
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Allen


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-19
GRAPHIC=George Allen


Governor George Allen will head off to New York tomorrow to show off Virginia's new academic standards and proposed testing programs.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Allen says the country "doesn't really need" another education summit, but he's going to share Virginia's education reform efforts with other Governors.
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IN Q=The taxpayers

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THE TAXPAYERS ARE SPENDING LITERALLY SIX MILLION DOLLARS IN THIS UPCOMING BUDGET ON EDUCATION. NOW DON'T YOU THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO SAY WELL IS IT DOING ANY GOOD? AND WITH STANDARDS THAT ARE CLEAR UNDERSTANDABLE AND MEASURABLE.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


The General Assembly approved Allen's proposal to test in four grades.
Those tests will based on the academic standards the bi- partisan state Board of Education adopted last year.
NO final word yet from the Governor on whether he'll apply for federal Goals 2000 education dollars.
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Goodlatte


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


Two Southwestern Virginia Congressmen are defending the bill to lift the ban on assault weapons.
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Supporters of the repeal say the ban is ineffective and infringes upon a citizen's right to bear arms.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Today;


Congressman Bob Goodlatte is among the Republicans to vote FOR lifting the ban on assault-style firearms.
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((CONGRESSMAN BOB GOODLATTE/-R- 6TH DISTRICT: IT HAS NOT BEEN EFFECTIVE IN KEEPING WEAPONS OUT OF THE HANDS OF CRIMINALS AND IT DOES EFFECT THE RIGHT OF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS TO OWN WEAPONS. THERE'S A LOT OF CONFUSION OUT THERE ABOUT WHAT THESE WEAPONS ARE; THESE ARE NOT AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.))
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OUT Q=automatic weapons
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Ninth district Democratic congressman Rick Boucher joins the majority Republican vote in supporting the repeal.
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IN Q=the federal government

((CONGRESSMAN RICK BOUCHER/-D- 9TH DISTRICT: THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE BANNING RIFLES THAT ARE TYPICALLY USED FOR THESE COLLECTIONS AND ARE MANY TIMES USED FOR PEOPLE FOR SELF DEFENSE PURPOSES AND IN VOTING TO CONFIRM THAT JUDGEMENT ON THE PART OF THE MAJORITY OF RESIDENTS IN THIS AREA, I WAS BEING VERY REPRESENTATIVE OF THE VIEWS OF THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIANS. ))
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VO-NAT


The bill to lift the ban of assault rifles passed the House but is not expected to pass the Senate. Even if it were to pass the Senate the president is likely to veto the measure.
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I-81


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-12
GRAPHIC=I-81


In the minds of many, our region's economic development hopes are riding on I-81.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Western Virginia's main highway artery is the topic of discussion at a two-day conference taking place at the Hotel Roanoke.
But participants say before I-81 can become an engine of growth, it needs a major upgrade that will require more than a billion-dollars of state funding.
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((RON CARRIER/JAMES MADISON UNIV. PRESIDENT: IT'S GONNA BE IN COMPETITION WITH THE NORTHERN VIRGINIA AREA AROUND FAIRFAX FROM WILSON BRIDGE TO DULLES THAT WILL NEED ABOUT FIVE-TO-SIX-BILLION-DOLLARS.))
SUPER=01-Ron Carrier/James Madison Univ. President;
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OUT Q=five-to-six-billion-dollars.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Perhaps the biggest issue of the conference is how to use more of the transportation technology developed at Virginia Tech on I-81.
Also of concern is how to bring more tourist dollars off the highway and into local merchants' pockets.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market finished mixed today. The Dow gained seven points and finished at 56 hundred 43. NASDAQ dropped 15 points.
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Prosecutor-exchange


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-10
GRAPHIC=None


If you'd only known- -last fall- -what kind of winter we were in for- -you might have found a way to trade places with someone in, say: Hawaii.
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SUPER=03-Honolulu;


That's exactly what Ken Sorenson did. A federal prosecutor- -based in Roanoke for the past decade... he engineered a six- month swap with another Assistant U-S Attorney in Honolulu.
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SUPER=01-Ken Sorenson/Assist. U.S. Atty, Western Va.
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((IT'S JUST A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE.))
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An avid skier, Sorenson insists he actually regrets missing the near-record snow fall we had here.
And the other half of this equation- -the woman who took his place in the U-S Attorney's Office in Roanoke- -insists she's just as happy she came when SHE did.
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((IT'S BEEN FASCINATING. I'VE ENJOYED THE TIME HERE. I ARRANGED TO COME IN WINTER TIME. I KNOW EVERYONE THINKS I'M CRAZY FOR DOING THAT. BESIDES, IT WAS EASIER TO CONVINCE KEN TO GO TO HAWAII IN WINTER.))
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The U.S. Justice Department approved the swap as long as it didn't cost the government anything.
Sharon Burnham literally traded places with Sorenson.
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SOT 1:12:05
IN Q=We traded houses

((WE TRADED HOUSES, TRADED CARS, TRADED CASE LOADS. OBVIOUSLY THAT WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT ASPECT FROM THE DEPARTMENT'S POINT OF VIEW.))
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IN Q=You know, like

((YOU KNOW LIKE YOU SAY, SHARON AND I SWITCHED EVERYTHING. IN FACT, THIS IS HER ALOHA SHIRT, SO....))
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OUT Q=aloha shirt, so....


Assistants to the U-S Attorney in Hawaii typically wear aloha shirts in the office- -though they keep more "suitable" apparel handy for court appearances.
But there are more fundamental differences between U-S Attorneys Offices in Roanoke and Honolulu.
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((THEN THERE'S JUST A WHOLE LOT OF DIFFERENT PROCEDURES, DIFFERENT METHODS, DIFFERENT PROSECUTOR PRIORITIES. SO IT'S JUST BEEN A REALLY GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE.))
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While Sorenson has filled his free time snorkling and SCUBA diving, Burnham says Roanoke fairs well in comparison to the island paradise she left behind.
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((I FEEL THAT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE EXPRESSED SUCH SURPRISE, "WHY WOULD I COME TO ROANOKE?" DON'T APPRECIATE WHAT THEY HAVE HERE. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith


Burnham has less than three weeks left to enjoy what she calls a "charming town with a lot of character."
She and Sorenson have apparently started something.
The Justice Department may create an exchange PROGRAM, based on their experience.

Sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


Stacy Compton unveils his new shop to news 7 sports cameras, The Express is all set to play Charlotte,
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while the sun sets on releiver Rob Dibble, who call its quits at 32.
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S-Cup


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-1
GRAPHIC=Jeff Gordon


Jeff Gordon's win in the Transouth Financial 400 has vaulted him in to the top ten in the Winston Cup top 10 in points.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :00


Gordon led 189 of the 293 laps and beat Bobby labonte by about a second and a half.
Dale jarret ran out of gas but still holds the number one spot in the points; 47 better than Dale earnhardt, but the wonder boys is making a run.
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SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/Has Won 2 Races This Season; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=...a real fight"
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S-Compton


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-32
GRAPHIC=Stacy Compton


Lynchburg native Stacy Compton has had success in late model stock car racing.
This season; he is making the jump to Winston Cup. Recently; he unveiled the new team to the public.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Stacy Compton/Will Also Try ARCA Races; :09
SUPER=@Steve1; 1:02
SUPER=01-Dean Monroe/Team Owner; 1:37
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OUT Q=...the faster you run"
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(( Not having a single sponsor for the multi million dollar Winston Cup price tag makes Stacy Compton's purpose this racing season simple. ((STACY COMPTON:))
Wait a minute?? How can this late model stock car driver talk about competing for Winston Cup rookie of the year honors when he's never even made a cup race?
((STACY COMPTON::))
Stacy does pocess the handsome looks sponors like and taking the Dale carnegie public speaking course has improved his already solid communication skills. ((COMPTON:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((COMPTON:))
Compton's team is owned by Dean Monroe. The 19 thousand square foot facility is headquartered in Lynchburg and the team has already put in the time to get it up and running. ((DEAN MONROE/TEAM OWNER:))
All 9 cars and his equipment were purchased from A.G. Dillard; the team Ward Burton used to drive for. The former South Boston track champion and New River race winner will test at Martinsville April 3rd and 4th. ((:))
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VB96-1
GRAPHIC=Womens final four


The Road to the women's final four continues today. Right now, the Lady Cavaliers of Virginia are battling Tennessee in the east Regional championship.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/ESPN; :00


UVa's tamaya walker was tough early. She nails this jumper to put her Lady cavs on top 21-9 with 7 minutes left in the first half.
The lady Vols got some steady play from Abbie Conklin, She knocks down this shot to pull UT within 10.
Walker hits again and, at the half UVA was beating tennessee 27-14. Right now, the Lady cavs lead 31-21 with 15 minutes left in the game.
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S-Dibble


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#S6-4
GRAPHIC=MLB


A former Nasty Boy is hanging up his cleats.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Veteran relief pitcher Rob Dibble announced his retirement today.
The 32-year old Dibble was trying to make the team with the Chicago Cubs.
He had been out most of past two season following surgery on his right shoulder in 1994.
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ANCHOR=Steve
SS=HOLD


One of Dibble's former teammates with the Cincinnati Reds also announced his retirement today.
Thirty-five year old Tom Browning has had arm problems for the last two seasons. Wx-Tape
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DelRicco


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#
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Blacksburg police say a fracas outside a town nightspot has led to charges against Virginia Tech football player George DelRicco.
DelRicco was arrested early Thursday morning on assault and battery charges.
In a news release today, police say DelRicco confronted four other students outside the Top of the Stairs. Police say an exchange of words turned physical.
One student was jumped from behind, punched and kick repeatedly, by two assailants.
Police arrested 25-year-old Christopher J. Bishock and charged him with malicious wounding. DelRicco is a linebacker for the Hokies. DelRicco was arrested later on a warran for assault and battery.