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Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
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More information about the woman whose infant died in a house-
Do the folks who inspect planes know what they're doing? What they're saying may suprise you.
Plus April ends like a lion- in Wisconsin.
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And we'll meet the Candidates for Roanoke mayor.
News 7 is next.

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Good evening.
Higher gas prices may effect your wallet in more ways than one.
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The price of all delivered goods could go up as transportation costs rise.
Oil companies defend their stand that they are not gouging prices.
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A debate in the race for Roanoke mayor tonight.
The candidates discussed issues from real estate to taxes.
We'll have a full report.
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And finally, are you running out of creative ways to tell that special someone how you feel?
We'll tell you how one man keeps love alive.
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Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Thomas


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TAPE#96-29
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The Henry County Department of Social Services was already familiar with Vivian Thomas when her infant child died in a house fire.
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Prosecutors say Thomas had left her children alone at least 30- minutes before her house caught fire in February.
The blaze killed her six-month old daughter and seriously injured her two other young children.
A state police agent testified the oven had been left on 500- degrees and caught the wall on fire.
Witnesses in court indicated this wasn't the first time Thomas had left her young children alone.
Thomas' brother testified his 31- year old sister has given birth to eleven children.
He says seven of her children had already been taken away by social workers before the fatal fire.
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((ROBERT BUSHNELL/HENRY CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY.:MOST OF THE TIME SITUATIONS OF CHILD NEGLECT ARE RESOLVED CIVILLY OR THEY NEVER COME TO THE ATTENTION OF THE AUTHORITIES BUT A SITUATION LIKE THIS IS TRAGIC AND UNUSUAL. ))
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Thomas is charged with a class four felony.
If convicted she could spend 10- years in prison.
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Halifax-Drugs


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Halifax County authorities charged an elementary teacher and a school janitor with cocaine possession.
The teacher, 37-year old Dorothy Ferrell was arrested last night at a county park, along with the janitor, 40-year old Jerry Rags-dale.
Deputies answering a disturbance call say they spotted Ferrell, Ragsdale and a third person in a car, along with some crack and pipes used to smoke it.
No word on how much cocaine the deputies found.
School superintendent Kenneth Walker was unavailable for comment.


Overby


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TAPE#96-23
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As jury selection in his capital murder trial was about to enter a second day, Scotty Overby changed his plea.
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Overby's lawyers say their client acted AGAINST their advice when he pled no contest to the charges.
Overby had already confessed to killing his estranged wife, Sheila Ann Stafford, mutilating her body, and sexually assaulting her.
But he was hoping the jury would consider lesser charges of first degree murder or manslaughter, which do not carry the death penalty.
His lawyer says the jury selection process was more than Overby could stand.
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((JIMMY TURK/OVERBY'S LAWYER: SIMPLY COULD NOT AND WOULD NOT SIT THROUGH ANYMORE OF THAT QUESTIONING OF EVERY JUROR AND HAVING TO RELIVE ALL THOSE EVENTS OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. ))
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Despite Overby's no contest pleas, the judge must still hear all the evidence and witness testimony before deciding whether to convict Overby of capital murder.
Overby IS expected to testify.
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Roanoke-Mayor


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TAPE#96-33
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From economic development and regional cooperation, to rental inspections and real estate taxes--
Tonight's debate between Roanoke's Mayor and the man hoping to unseat him focused mainly on voters' wallets, and their homes.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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(( Just a handful of citizens, along with a couple of city council candidates made up the studio audience for the Mayoral debate.
But questions for the candidates came from the moderator-- and especially, the phone lines.
One question was regarding the real estate tax rate-- which the Democratic incumbent says he wants to see lowered.
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((DAVID BOWERS/D- ROANOKE MAYOR: LET ME SAY THAT IN THE FOUR YEARS I'VE SERVED AS MAYOR, WE'VE CONTINUED TO HAVE A BALANCED BUDGET. THIS YEAR, THE CITY MANAGER DID NOT PROPOSE A TAX REDUCTION-- BUT I'M STILL LOOKING AT IT-- I'M STILL LOOKING FOR IT. ))
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Meanwhile, his Republican challenger, Pat Green says adjustments need to be made in the current rate.
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((PAT GREEN/R- CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE MAYOR: WHAT HOPEFULLY YOU'LL SEE IS THAT THE CITY OF ROANOKE AND THE APPRAISAL DEPARTMENT WILL UNDERSTAND THAT THEY CANNOT CONTINUE TO RAISE THE RATE OF TAXES-- THE RATE OF THE PROPERTY VALUE-- AS THEY'VE DONE IN THE PAST. ))
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About the only verbal sparring during the debate was over the city's rental inspection program-- which Green says was timed for political gain.
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((GREEN: WHY DID THEY WAIT SO LONG TO DO IT? BOWERS: WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY THAT? MODERATOR: LET HIM FINISH. GO AHEAD. GREEN: WHY DIDN'T WE HAVE IT YEARS AGO? WHY IS IT NOW, RIGHT BEFORE THE ELECTION, ALL OF A SUDDEN COMING UP? ))
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But Bowers says the plan had long been in the works-
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((BOWERS: ON THE DOCKET, ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL, JUST ABOUT A YEAR AGO, IT WAS IN THE SUMMERTIME AND RIGHT AWAY, ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL DIRECTED THE CITY MANAGER TO GO FORWARD WITH THAT PROGRAM. ))
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(( AT ONE POINT, THE DEBATE ALSO TURNED TO THE TOPIC OF POLITICS ITSELF-- WHEN BOTH CANDIDATES AGREED ON THE NEED FOR POSITIVE CAMPAIGNING.
WE'LL SEE IF THEY MAINTAIN THAT BELIEF WHEN ELECTION DAY ROLLS AROUND NEXT TUESDAY.
KIMBERLY MCBROOM, NEWS 7, ROANOKE. ))
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Floods-Fire


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It is too much rain in the Midwest- not enough in the Southwest.
As Dave Fehling reports the Spring of 96 is seeing it all.
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((I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW BECAUSE THE WATER'S COMING UP FAST."
In Cape Giradeau, Missouri, police went door to door as the fast-rising floodwaters threatened to take residents by suprise.
In St. Louis where eight inches of rain fell, curious kids checked-out a flooded creek and got stuck in mud up to their waists.
Firefighters had to dig a 12 year old girl out of the mess. SHE STEPED INTO THE MUD THINKIN' SHE COULD GET OUT AND SANK DOWN.
In Ohio, viciously high winds ripped through Dayton. While in cincinnati, flooding forced people to make a night-time escape to higher ground.
DAVE FEHLING CBS HOUSTON: MEANTIME, HERE IN THE SOUTHWEST, THEY'RE NOT GETTING NEARLY ENOUGH RAIN. IT HAS BEEN HOTTER AND DRIER THAN USUAL AND THAT TOO IS CAUSING TROUBLE.
Smoke blew across downtown Phoenix as 40-thousand acres burned in the Tonto National Forest.
Over 600 firefighters assisted by air-dropped water and fire-fighting chemcials made some headway as temperatures cooled a bit and the humidity rose. But in New Mexico, bone-dry air and high winds again threatened to send this fire ever closer to the Los Alamos nuclear research center.
Officials there insisted anything dangerously explosive or radioactive was safely stored in underground bunkers that survived a similar fire in 1977. Dave Fehling, CBS News, Houston.))

Snow


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Here's another unusual weather story for the last day of April.
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Snow and snowblowers were common sights in Wisconsin today as more than a foot of the white stuff fell with more in the forecast.
Some folks built a snowman, while these men were inspired to decorate a Christmas tree.
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When News 7 at 11 returns, the Justice Department will investigate rising gas prices,
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and the Senate tries to find out if the people who inspect the nation's airplanes are qualified.
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Airline-Safety


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Do the people who inspect planes know what they're doing?
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Not always and inspections are not always up to par.
That according to F-A-A inspectors who testified before a senate sub-committee today.
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The inspectors spoke from behind a white wall- Their voices altered-
They say violations are widespread.
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((SEN. CARL LEVIN/D-MICHIGAN: HOW MANY OF THESE WERE A THREAT TO HUMAN SAFETY MOST OF THEM OR A SMALL PERCENTAGE? MR. JONES/ANONYMOUS AVIATION INSPECTOR: THEY VARIED SIR. SOME SUCH AS DURING OVERHAUL PERIOD SUCH AS FLIGHT CONTROLS BEING REPAIRED INCORRECTLY. I CONSIDER MOST DANGEROUS.))
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An inspector also told Congress he was not trained for the inspections he made.
And a former airline employee said he was ordered to cover up safety violations every day.
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Liberia


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A day of bloody fighting has given way to a quiet night in Liberia's capital.
Gunmen opened fire on the U-S embassy today- Marines fired back killing three of the attackers.
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((KEN BACON/PENTAGON SPOKESMAN: THE FIRST LESSON IS THE FACTIONS SHOULD STOP FIGHTING AND AGREE TO PEACE. THE SECOND IS THE MARINES TAKE THEIR SECURITY OBLIGATIONS SERIOUSLY AND WILL PROTECT THE EMBASSY AS APPROPRIATE.))
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The attacks follow the breakdown of a cease-fire in Liberia.

Giles-Hoax


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A judge in Giles County clears two teenage girls accused of pulling a bride-jumping suicide hoax.
But the girls are still telling conflicting stories.
Today, the 16 year-old who first reported the alleged incident told her version to Tracy Altizer.
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((SHE SAID SHE'S NOT GONNA GET SENT OFF, AND JUMPED OFF THE BRIDGE. ))
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The 16 year- old says her friend was afraid of being sent to reform school when she jumped into the icy New River.
Rescuers searched for two days, during which time the younger girl says she hid out in the home of her friend.
The 16 year-old says that's not true.
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((I HAVE NO CLUE WHERE SHE WAS, I WISH I DID BUT IT DON'T. I KNOW SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS ON THE RIVER. ))
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The 14 year- old, who first told police the same thing, later told them she never jumped at all.
The older girl said it then appeared SHE was lying.
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((IT WAS LIKE EVERYBODY THAT I KNEW AND TRUSTED JUST TURNED AGAINST ME AND SAID "I HATE YOU." THAT WAS REALLY HARD. ))
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She hopes that since the court found her not guilty, others won't be too quick to judge.
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((THEY EXPLAINED WHAT HAPPENED AND HE SAID THAT I'M INNOCENT. AND I WISH PEOPLE WOULD SEE THAT ALSO. ))
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Commonwealth's Attorney Garland Spangler says some rescuers still believe it was a hoax, and need closure to the incident.
He plans to ask the judge to consider placing the girls in a juvenile counseling program. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))
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News- 7 is not revealing the identities of either girl because of their ages.

Gas-Prices


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Higher gasoline prices will hit you in the wallet in more ways than one.
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It won't just cost you more to drive your car, but the price of all kinds of delivered goods may go up.
SUPER=03-Troutville;


That's because the diesel fuel truckers use also costs more.
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((STEVE FALK/TRUCK DRIVER: DIESEL PRICES UP NORTH ARE A DOLLAR FIFTY A GALLON. DOWN HERE THEY'RE REAL HIGH, STARTING TO GET HIGH, GONNA COST EVERYBODY MONEY.))
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Meanwhile in Washington, a trade association representing U-S oil companies, defended the recent fuel hikes, and welcomed any federal probe into alleged price gouging.
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((EDWARD MURPHY/AMERICAN PETROLEUM INSTITUTE: NONE OF THEM HAVE EVER CONCLUDED THAT THE GASOLINE PRICE CHANGES OR THE CRUDE OIL CHANGES ARE ANY OTHER THAN NORMAL MARKET REACTION TO NORMAL FORCES. I'M FULLY CONFIDENT THAT ANY INVESTIGATION RIGHT NOW IS GOING TO SHOW THE SAME THING.))
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Gasoline prices are at their highest since the Persian Gulf War.
They've jumped five cents in the past two weeks and 14 cents in the past year.
The average price nationwide was a dollar, thirty six cents a gallon as of Friday.
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Tonight the Justice Department announced it is launching an investigation into price increases.
And congressional leaders are promising a vote this month on lowering the federal gas tax.
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Coming up, an Idaho man's anniversary message takes root,
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and Lynchburg authorities look for federal help in their efforts to solve an arson last Christmas.
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Lukens-Fire


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An arsonist is blamed for a Christmas Day fire that destroyed the historic Lukens building in Lynchburg.
But authorities say this fire burned more quickly and hotter than anything they've seen before, and they're asking for some federal help in the investigation.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Lynchburg fire authorities say whoever set fire to the Lukens building on Christmas Day knew exactly what they were doing.
The blaze that gutted the century- old landmark started on the third floor where a chemical accelerant ignited a fire that reached more than 2400 degrees, hot enough to melt bricks.
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((JOHN JENNINGS/LYNCHBURG FIRE MARSHAL: I BELIEVE YOU COULD BACK A TANKER TRUCK ... NOT HAVE DONE THIS.))
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((Jennings says the Lukens fire resembles what's known as a high temperature accelerant fire, of which only five or six have been seen in the entire United States. For that reason, he's asking agents from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms to assist in the investigation.))
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Jennings says the A-T-F is highly trained in fire and explosion investigations.
Even with a hundred combined years of experience working here on the local level, investigators knew this one was out of their league.
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((JENNINGS: IN MY TWENTY YEARS OF INVESTIGATING FIRES, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS,... LIKE THIS.))
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The investigation continues.
Jennings would not comment on possible suspects, and whether that list includes the building's owner Larry Halstead.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.)) Wx-Tape
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S-Elliott


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Bill Elliott, meanwhile, is resting as well as can be expected after undergoing 2 hours of surgery yesterday to repair an unstable fracture on his upper femur bone in his left leg.
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A teams of surgeons including Bo Jackson's doctor, James Andrews performed the operation that could keep Elliott off the track for three to six months.
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((DR. JAMES ANDREWS/ELLIOTT'S SURGEON:))
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Elliott had started 395 straight races before the mishap. Tommy Kendall will replace him this weekend at Sonoma.
Todd Bodine is a possibility for the next event in Charlotte.
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S-Soccer


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Cave Spring beat Patrick Henry 3-2 in a Roanoke Valley District boys soccer match tonight.
Steve Mason has the exciting highlights.
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S-Softball


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In girls softball action, the lady Knights topped William Fleming 10-3 over at Penn Forest.
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We pick up the action in the second inning. Fleming's Katie walker connects on the one bagger that brings home Evvey McCallister, but the Lady Colonels still trailed 4-1.
Cave Spring answered in the bottom SUPER=34-Cave Spring/=10/William
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of the third. Kristina Childress reaches first on the infield single that plates Sarah Olgevy, 6-1 Lady Knights.
Cave Spring would score 4 more. The lady Knights win 10-3.
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William Byrd topped Northside 7-1 in a Blue Ridge softball game today.

S-Score


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Former Salem Buccaneer Jeff King became just the third player in major league history to homer twice in the same inning in two separate games.
Last night in the fourth against the reds he hit a solo shot and a grand slam to power the PIrates to to a 10-to-7 win.
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S-Magic


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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The defending eastern conference champion Orlando Magic completed a three game sweep of the Detroit PIstons last night by beating big "D" 101-TO-98 in game three.
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SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/TNT; :00


Penny Hardaway led the way for the Magic with 24 points, three of which came on this rainbow three pointer with time running out in the first half.
The Magic led 51-to-48 at the break, and they win it 101-to-98 to take the
SUPER=32-Orlando/101/Detroit/=98/Magic Win 3-to-0;

series three games to none.
Pistons coach Doug Collins was kicked out of the game.
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S-Lakers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-5
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


In the West, the two time defending champion Rockets took a two games to one lead on the Lakers last night.
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SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Lakers vs. Rockets - TBS; :00


Rudy T's team stole one on the Lakers home court in the first two games and lsat night they went for one at the Summit as Mario Ehle gets out on the break and hammers in the one handed jam.
The Lakers would counter with Cedric Ceballos inside from Van Exel.
SUPER=32-Los Angeles/=98/Houston/104;


But the Rockets prove too much, taking the win 104-to-98.
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S-Rollie


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB96-3
GRAPHIC=COLLEGE BASKETBALL


Another coach turned broadcaster and turned back into a head coach of a Division one program.
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SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH; :00


Former Villanova and Nevada-Las Vegas head coach Rollie Massimino is the new men's basketball coach at Cleveland State.
The 61 year old, Massimino is best known for leading Villanova to an improbable national championship in 1985.
Most recently he spent two years at UNLV and a couple of years with Prime Network.
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S-Craven


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-
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Ricky Craven, the man who flew the air with the greatest of ease, yet caused a great many of us to feel uneasy, is back home in the Charlotte area this morning.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ESPN - Sunday; :00

The driver of the number 41 Kodiak Chevrolet got the worst of a 14 car melee in the Sunday's Winston Select 500 at Talladega.
He has a bruised lung, a compressed vertebrae, and a strong appreciation for the safety standards of the cars.
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((RICKY CRAVEN/DRIVER - KODIAK CHEVY:))
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Craven will start this week's race's at Sears Point but Ron Hornaday, the SuperTruck specialist wil be standing by as a relief driver.

Sports Tease


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WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
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Still to come tonight, America's premier cycling event is set to roll late tomorrow afternoon
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as the 1996 Tour DuPont gets underway in Wilmington, Delaware. more on that plus ECHL playoffs news in moment.
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S-Dupont


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=DUPONT


After weeks and weeks of hype, the 1996 Tour Dupont begins today in Wilmington, Delaware.
And for the first time in the history of the event, it will not begin with a Prologue time trial.
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Instead the 12 hundred and 25 mile race will begin with a 51 mile race through the streets of Wilmington.
The spring begins at 5 this afternoon and ends at 6:45 after the riders have made 14 trips around the 3 point 7 mile course.
The Tour Dupont will be in the Roanoke Valley on Sunday and Monday of next week.
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S-ECHL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=RILEY CUP


The Charlotte Checkers have taken a two games to none lead on the Jacksonville Lizard Kings in the ECHL Riley Cup finals.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Game Two; :00


Last night the Checkers would win it 5-to-3 and they got to a fast start thanks to Dennis Maxwell who gets the early tally for 1-to-nothing lead.
The Checkers also got great goal tending from Ken Shepherd, who makes the save to stop the Lizard Kings again.
SUPER=34-Charlotte/==5/Jacksonville/==3;


Kimbe Daniels would ge the game winner for the Checkers as he breaks the 3-all tie and Charlotte wins game two 5-to-3.
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Love-U


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After exactly ten years of marriage, an Idaho man's decided to play the field.
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But don't worry, Frank Lanum wasn't running around on his wife, Betty, he was just leaving her an anniversary message.
Lanum carved the words, "I Love You, B-J" in a field near their home.
He spent a month measuring and designing the message.
When the anniversary came around, Frank took Betty in a plane to show off his handiwork.
He said the only problem was he wrote the "J" backwards. (----------------)