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ANCHOR=Jean

Coming up next on News 7-
A local high school athlete is attacked by three other teens.
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This doctor won the nobel prize- but he may wind up in prison. We'll tell you why.
Plus you've got to see it to believe it. We'll show you the world's laragest chocolate chip cookie.
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And the cold Easter forecast. News 7 is next. Newsbreak
ANCHOR=Jean


Good Evening.
An attack today on a Patrick Henry High School athlete.
The baseball player was severely injured by blows to the head and a bite on the stomach. Three other teens face charges.
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A nobel prize winning doctor is now charged with child sexual assualt. Authorities say the doctor molested a 15 year old- and possibly more children over a 20 year period.
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Here's one for the chocolate lover. The World's largest Chocolate chip cookie.
Don't count the fat though. This cookie has more than two tons of butter.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Nobel-Doctor


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


He is a doctor known for dedicating his life to cure illness.
Now the Nobel Prize winner is under arrest- accused of child sexual abuse.
As Gary Reals reports, the alleged abuse may have gone on for decades.
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Dr. Daniel Gajdusek is about to become more widely known, allegedly for the sexual abuse of teenagers.
((SCOTT ROLLE/STATE ATTORNEY: HE'S BEEN CHARGED WITH FOUR COUNTS, TWO OF CHILD ABUSE, TWO OF UNNATURAL PERVERTED SEX ACTS. The 72 year old pediatrician won the nobel prize in 1976 for work on developing a cure for a rare disease found in primitive tribes who practice cannibilism. Gajdusek has been deeply involved in research on Mad Cow disease. He was arrested at his home upon returning from a trip to Paris and Budapest. PEPORTER: DID YOU HAVE SEXUAL CONTACT WITH ANY OF THE CHILDREN THAT YOU BROUGHT HERE? GAJDUSEK: NO, UNLESS YOU CALL A HUG, A KISS SEXUAL CONTACT. According to documents, Gajdusek has imported 56 children from the South Pacific. Specifically Micronesia and New Zealand, to live with him. ROLLE: IT'S BEEN ABOUT 20 YEARS THAT HE'S BEEN DOING THIS. REPORTER: AND IN EACH CASE HE BRINGS THEM FROM ABOARD TO LIVE WITH HIM AND GET EDUCATED? ROLLE: THAT'S CORRECT. SOME OF THE INDIVIDUALS HE HAS BROUGHT OVER ARE FULLY GROWN ADULTS NOW IN THEIR THIRTIES. WE'RE LOOKING TO TALK TO AS MANY AS WE CAN AND THAT'S WHAT WE'LL BE DOING IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS.)) At least four youbng people, including a 14 year old girl, were living with him at the time of his arrest.

Patrick-Henry


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


A member of the Patrick Henry High School baseball team was attacked by three other students at the school this morning.
The victim was not identified, but police say he was severely injured by blows to the head and a bite on the stomach.
The three assailants were all dressed alike in identical plaid shirts, black jeans and white tennis shoes.
The city prosecutor plans to file felony charges against the three ages 15, 16 and 17.
Authorities don't seem to know why they attacked the P-H senior who was treated and released from the hospital.

Oklahoma-Memorial


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


A day for sorrow and for looking ahead in Oklahoma City-
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SUPER=03-Oklahoma City, OK;


President Clinton visited the site of the federal building bombing today- almost one year after the blast.
He walked with children who were injured in the day care center, and later helped dedicate a new center.
The President says goodness has overcome evil in Oklahoma City and the victims will not be forgotten.
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Unabomber


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Ted Kaczynski


Federal agents spent a third day searching a cabin in Montana-
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SUPER=03-Lincoln, MT;

for any type of evidence in the Unabomber case.
So far they've found a typewriter and other items that may have been used by the Unabomber.
SUPER=03-Helena, MT/Yesterday;


Meanwhile Theodore Kaczynski remains in jail- charged with possessing bomb making parts. He is not seeking bail.
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Brown


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Ron Brown


A special investigation team is on its way to Croatia to
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Dubrovnik, Croatia;

to try to figure out why a plane went down.
The jet crash killed Commerce Secretary Ron Brown and 34 others.
Investigators are assembling in Germany and will arrive at the scene tomorrow.
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((GLYN DAVIES/STATE DEPARTMENT SPOKESMAN: THE TEAM HAS ALREADY BEGUN RESEARCHING MAINTENANCE RECORDS OF THAT PARTICULAR T-43 AIRCRAT. THE CIVILIAN VERSION BEING THE 737. ))
SUPER=01-Glyn Davies/State Dept. Spokesman;
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The investigators arrive in Croatia the same day the bodies of the American victims arrive in the United States at Dover Air Force Base.
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ORREN


ANCHOR=JEAN
NEWSCAST=11P
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=Phillip Orren


Statements made by a Roanoke man charged with setting fires in Old Southwest WILL be admissible in court.
21 year old Phillip Orren and his attorney tried to suppress statements Orren made to police before his arrest.
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SUPER=01-Roanoke;


Gretchen (Knob-Block) Knoblauch says Orren's low I-Q and alleged police intimidation should make his early statements inadmissible.
But the circuit court judge denied the motion, ruling the officers took all the steps necessary to protect Orren's rights.
The judge DID grant the defense a second psychological evaluation.
Orren will undergo more competency tests at the end of the month.
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Rental-Inspection


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


A January fire in Roanoke that killed four children and their grandmother prompted calls for a review of the city's rental inspection program.
And Roanoke officials announced today they are making some policy changes.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 7;


The plans came out of a workshop the city held recently for landlords and tenants.
The new program calls for the city to provide inspections in designated neighborhoods on a routine schedule.
The goal- to have each rental unit inspected at least once every two years.
The city also wants to encourage property owners to take part in the scheduled inspection program, by providing the first inspection and the next two at no charge, if the rental unit passes.
The city will hold another workshop on the plan Monday night.
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Coming up on News 7 at 11--
A former deputy is in trouble for allegedly taking an inmate's credit card and running up the bill.
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Also--Take a look at this! Even the cookie monster would have problems with this monster cookie.
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Wal-Mart-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=Fire


Fire broke out at the Salem Wal-Mart this morning.
Authorities say it appears suspicious.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


The fire started in the rear of the West Main Street store at about 1:30 this morning.
Smoke was coming from the building when firefighters got there.
But the sprinkler system was activated, and the fire was soon out.
Several workers inside got out safely.
No word on how much damage was done. The store DID re-open.
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L'burg-Blaze


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-31
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe


WIPE WIPE WIPE
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Wednesday;


It appears a six year old boy set a fire that gutted a Lynchburg home last night.
Fire officials say the boy was playing with a lighter in a back room of the house when he accidentally ignited some papers.
The blaze quickly spread through the rest of the house at 8-10 Wise Street, as firefighters spent more than an hour bringing it under control.
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Teaff


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#96-26
GRAPHIC=Education


Encouraging more community involvement and working closer with area businesses.
That's what the new president of Dabney S. Lancaster Community College wants to do.
Richard Teaff took on the position in July of last year.
And as Jay Moore reports the president is taking charge of change at the college.
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SUPER=03-Clifton Forge; :03
SUPER=01-Richard Teaff/D.S.L.C.C. President; :10
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(( He's bringing a whole new meaning to Community College.
For the last nine months, Richard Teaff has been busy trying to find out what the community expects of Dabney.
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((ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING IS STARTING A LONG RANGE PLANNING PROCESS. THAT INVOLVES OUR FACULTY, STAFF, AND REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE COMMUNITY SO WE CAN SEND THE COLLEGE INTO THE NEXT CENTURY. ))
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Before coming to Dabney, Teaff served as vice president and dean of a college in New York.
Teaff says he wants to make the two- year college a center of activity for the community.
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IN Q=We've been talking

((WE'VE BEEN TALKING TO INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS ABOUT HAVING DINNER THEATERS ON CAMPUS, HAVING PLAYS AND CONCERTS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES TO BRING THE COMMUNITY TO THE COLLEGE. ))
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Working with local businesses is also important to Teaff.
He wants the college to continue to provide specialized training programs.
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((WE'RE BRINGING THEIR POTENTIAL EMPLOYEES INTO PROGRAMS AND PROVIDING THEM EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND TESTING AND HELPING THOSE INDIVIDUALS COMPANIES EMPLOY THEIR NEW WORKFORCE.))
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((WHILE TEAFF HOLDS BIG PLANS FOR THE FUTURE, HE SAYS ONE THING WON'T CHANGE AND THAT'S THE COLLEGE'S COMMITMENT TO BUSINESSES AND INDUSTRIES IN THE SURROUNDING AREA. IN CLIFTON FORGE, JAY MOORE, NEWS 7. ))
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County-Deputy


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-18
GRAPHIC=None


The thefts occurred last summer. The money's been paid back. And the suspect left the force three months ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


But a Roanoke County grand jury today returned a single-count indictment today against a former sheriff's deputy.
It charges William Gerald Lucas, Junior with credit card theft.
He's accused of taking an inmate's credit card out of the property room at the jail.
The theft went undiscovered until inmate Robert Dallas wanted to know why there were charges on the bank card that was supposed to be locked up.
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((SHERIFF GERALD HOLT: WE DO ADMINISTER COMPLETE PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS, PRIOR CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND, WE INTERVIEW FORMER EMPLOYERS, ALSO INTERVIEW REFERENCES FROM THE COMMUNITY AND WE HAD NO INDICATIONS THAT THIS PARTICULAR INDIVIDUAL MAY BE A PROBLEM FOR US.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=None


Lucas apparently won't con-TEST the charge.
His lawyer says it was a "stupid mistake."
Attorney Tom Blaylock says Lucas has paid back about 13-hundred dollars charged to the stolen credit card.

L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-24
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


In one month, Lynchburg residents will choose from among eight candidates to fill five seats on city council.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


All the council hopefuls were at Nationwide Insurance today to talk with employees at a company-sponsored reception.
Both incumbent mayor Jim Whitaker and the council's lone Democrat Junius Haskins are unopposed for re- election.
That hasn't stopped them from hitting the campaign trail.
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((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: EVEN THOUGH I'M UNOPPOSED, I CAN'T TAKE THIS ELECTION FOR GRANTED, AND I NEED TO DO WHAT EVERBODY ELSE IS DOING. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO USED TO BE ON COUNCIL WHO TOOK IT FOR GRANTED WHO ARE NO LONGER ON COUNCIL, AND I WANT THE PEOPLE TO KNOW THAT I'M INTERESTED IN THEIR NEEDS.)) ((JUNIUS HASKINS/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE RECOGNIZE IT'S THEIR VOTE THAT MAKES THE DECISION WHEN IT COMES TO ELECTED OFFICIALS, WHETHER IT'S ON CITY COUNCIL, ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL OR ON THE STATE LEVEL. AND THAT DRIVES THE INITIATIVE AS TO WHERE THE CONSENSUS IS ON PARTICULAR PROBLEMS AND ISSUES.))
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SUPER=01-Junius Haskins/Lynchburg Council Member; :17
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OUT Q=problems and issues.
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Haskins says he's been busy getting people registered to vote.
The deadline is 5 p.m. Monday.
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OBGYN-Bill
ANCHOR=Jean

NEWSCAST11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-22
GRAPHIC=Women's Health


Governor George Allen says a new law will make it easier for women to see their obstetricians and gynecologists.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Up until now, women insured by health maintenance organizations, have needed approval to see an O-B G-Y-N specialist.
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But Governor Allen signed a bill today that changes the H-M-O structure.
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((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: WHY SPEND THE TIME IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR THE APPOINTMENT? WHY SPEND THE MONEY ON TOP OF IT ALL TO SEE THAT PHYSICIAN WHO WILL THEN SAY "NOW YOU CAN GO ON TO THE FOLLOW UP VISIT." ))
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The Governor signed other medical bills today... including one that extends hospital stays for mothers and their newborns.
Another law provides coverage for pap smears and mammograms.
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Mobile-Homes


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=None


Two Rocky Mount home manufacturers are BUILDING on their recent success.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Combined, Mod-U-Kraf and Fleetwood are making a ten-million dollar investment in Franklin County.
In June, both will open additional facilities at the industrial park in Rocky Mount.
Studies show 25 percent of all new homes are a product of manufactured housing.
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IN Q=This plant

((JOE CAMPBELL/MOD-U-KRAF: THIS PLANT IS SMALL. WE NEED THE PRODUCTION SPACE. WE'RE BUILDING A LOT OF BIGGER HOUSES. THE MARKET HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY OVER THE YEARS SO THAT WE ARE ABLE TO BUILD THIS KIND OF PRODUCT ))
SUPER=01-Joe Campbell/Mod-U-Kraf;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=kind of product
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VO-NAT


Campbell says Mod-U-Kraf's new facility should up production by four times its current rate.
Meanwhile Fleetwood hopes its new plant will allow the mobile home manufacturer to double its output.
Both will hire an initial fifty to sixty employees.
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SOFT MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE


Straight ahead on News 7 at 11--
Hot on the trail of the legendary Beale treasure--Ed Easterling thinks he's one step closer to the finding the riches.
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And,
We'll meet a dog born without paws. Staffers at the Roanoke S-P-C-A say she will still make a great pet.
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Beale-Treasure


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-16
GRAPHIC=None


Ed Easterling is putting aside his research and preparing to dig on 25 acres in Bedford County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The author of a book on the Beale Treasure, Easterling has identified property where he believes the legendary fortune of gold and silver may be buried.
Beginning this weekend, Easterling and others will fan out with sensitive metal detectors in search of the elusive treasure.
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((ED EASTERLING/TREASURE HUNTER: THERE'S ALWAYS THE REJECTION OF NOT BEING ABLE TO FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, BUT I'M EXCITED TOO BECAUSE THERE'S THAT POSSIBILITY THAT WE MIGHT ACTUALLY HIT PAYDIRT AND FIND THE BEALE TREASURE AND SOLVE THE MYSTERY ONCE AND FOR ALL.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=None


Easterling's a Roanoke postal worker. He and the others he's recruited to help will search on weekends.
He says it could take up to two years to conduct a thorough search of the property, and determine whether the Beale Treasure is buried there.

Footless-pup


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=None


A puppy born without paws can still be someone's best friend.
Roanoke veterinarians say the puppy will lead a fairly normal life.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This lab mix pup was found in a local dumpster about three days ago and taken to the Roanoke SPCA.
The staff there says she has no problem running around but will not be able to do a lot of walking on concrete, or jumping for frisbees.
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((AL ALEXANDER/ROANOKE SPCA: SHE HAS NO SHOCK ABSORBERS BEING WITHOUT FEET. AS SHE GETS OLDER AND HEAVIER, HER LEGS ARE LIKE POSTS.))
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Veterinarians predict she'll get to be about 40 pounds and be knee high.
She'd be best with a quiet family with a small, fenced- in backyard with limited concrete.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Chief sets a record while the Hornets take a seat.
The Hillcats open in the cold, Jones talks about Irvin, and Earnhardt and Rusty run some hot laps in Japan, and we check tonight's scores. wipe to chyron
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OUT Q=...DALLAS.
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S-Irvin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-2
GRAPHIC=COWBOYS


We begin tonight with the Dallas Cowboys and their outspoken owner Jerry Jones, who until today has had nothing to say about star Michael Irvin.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Dallas, TX/Last Week; ;00


Irvin is facing both marijuana and cocaine possesion charges after police found the drugs in a hotel room he was sharing with a teammate and two topless dancers.
Jones admits his star is at least guilty of poor judgement.
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((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:))
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S-Parish


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


The Charlotte Hornets honored the Chief and an got scalped by his Airness tonight as they hosted the Bulls at the Hive.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/TNT; :00


Hornets' center Robert Parish tied Kareem Abdul Jabbar's record for games played in a career tonight when he stepped on the court to battle Chicago.
The 42 year old Grandfather, would start, score and at halftime receive what else but a Grandfather clock.
But someone forgot to tell the Bulls about the party. Behind MICHALE Jordan
SUPER=33-Chicago/126/Charlotte/=92;

they led 20-TO-nothing, 42-to-15 and 73 to 34 at halftime. Bulls win 126-TO-92.
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S-Hillcats


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CL-96
GRAPHIC=HILLCATS


The Lynchburg Hillcats opened up the 1996 season in a chilly City stadium tonight against Wilmington.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Blue Rocks vs. Hillcats; :00


What better way to warm one up on a cold night than with a hot dog!!
Only 1600 came out to brave the un-springlike conditions.
But those fans would see Lynchburg open the scoring in the third - Derek Swafford rips a shot to deep center, over the fielder's head - Jon Farrell would chug home with the run and Swafford would end up at third with a triple.
Adrian Brown would then slip one through eh first baseman's legs and send Swafford home. But the cats commit 5 errors and allow Wilmington to come back and take a 5-to-4 win.
Now let's check on the Avalanche and the majors.
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S-MLB


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none
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Sports chyron motion
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OUT Q=...atlanta."
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S-Ump


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5-10
GRAPHIC=none
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New York, NY; :00

Many of the veteran umps skipped today's games to attend the funerla services for national league umpire John McSherry collapsed on opening day in Cincinnati.
More than a dozen umps plus family members and friends gathered in the Bronx to pay their last respects to the 53 year veteran ump, who was buried in the same cemetary where Billy Martin and Babe Ruth lie.
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S-Flo


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-27
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


The sports world has apparently dodged another near tragedy today.
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VO-NAT eng#


Olympic gold medalist Florence Griffith Joyner was discharged from a St. Louis hospital today after suffering a seizure while on a flight to the MIdwest.
Flo Jo's family is refusing to release any more details about the incident, other than to say she is OK.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-54
GRAPHIC=JC SNEAD


A couple of area golfers are right in the thick of things after two rounds of the Tradition golf tourney, the first senior's major of the years.
J.C. Snead lead the event after shooting back to back 69s. Jesse Carlyle is at 6 under par.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Scottsdale, AZ/ESPN; :00


Roanoke native Ed Sneed, who shared the first round shot a 75 to go with yesterday's 65. He's now two shots back at four under par.
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Sports Tease


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


Lots of racing news coming up in just a minute a minute including cancellation of the opening week at Franklin County set for tomorrow night.
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Plus, Earnhardt and Rusty racing in Japan!!
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S-Franklin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-4
GRAPHIC=FRANKLIN CO.


The Franklin County Speedway's scheduled season opening weekend of racing set for tomorrow night has been cancelled.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Callaway/Last Night; :00

Track Owner Whitey Taylor said tonight that a delay and mixup in having the track's water system tested and approved by race time has forced him to shut down the track tomorrow.
Whitey says things should be ready to go for the next week's activities on April 13th.
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S-Hickory


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-28
GRAPHIC=BUSCH RACING


The Busch Grand National series is in the spotlight this weekend in Hickory North Caroline with the Sundrop 300 set for tomorrow.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Hickory, NC/This Afternoon; :00


Points leader David Green won his fourth straight pole at HIckory by turning in a lap of 88 point 393 miles an hour.
Green is the current points leader in the Busch Series and HIckory is the smallest track on the series at 36 hundredths of a mile long.
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S-Japan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-32
GRAPHIC=BUSCH QUALIFYING


The Winston Cup stars are off this week to enjoy the Easter break
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Suzuka City, Japan; :00


But Dale Earnhardt and Rusty Wallace may be a little late for church on Sunday.
The two drivers have spent most of this week in of all places -Japan.
Dale and Rusty spent a couple of days in Suzuka City testing tires on a road course for Goodyear.
A select group of Winston Cup drivers will stage the first ever stock car race in Japan on November 24th in the Suzuka Thunder Special.
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((RUSTY WALLACE/DRIVER - PENSKE FORD:)) ((DALE EARNHARDT/DRIVER - GOODWRENCH CHEVY:))
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SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Driver - Goodwrench Chevy; :16
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The Japanese also have a Ford Thunderbird ready to race at the track, although right now it's a two seater so, curious about racing can get an upclose look inside the car.
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Cookie


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


Virginia may be for lovers, but New Zealand is for CHOCOLATE lovers.
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SUPER=03-Christchurch, New Zealand;


That's the home of the world's largest chocolate chip cookie- 12 thousand tons in all.
Cookie Maker Michael Mayell and his team of bakers smashed the record set in the United States.
The cookie covers 5 thousand square feet.
And don't think about counting fat grams.
This creation has two and half tons of chocolate and two tons of butter- plus 51 million calories. That's enough energy for the average woman to survive 65 years.
Where do you bake a cookie this big- in a massive outdoor oven, twice the size of a tennis court. (----------------)