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Up next on News 7 at Eleven-
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It could be an upset in Israel. The latest on vote results in the Prime minister's race there.
Heidi Fleiss will get a new trial. We'll hear her reaction.
Plus change on the way for Montgomery County elementary schools.
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And the weekend forecast. News 7 is next. OPEN
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Israel


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
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Israeli's are tallying the votes in the Prime Minister's race.
Tonight's polls show opposition leader Benjamin (Net-en-YAH-hoo) Netanyahu pulling slightly ahead of Prime Minister Shimon (Pear-ez) Peres.
But as Bob Simon reports vote counts show (Pear-ez) Peres with a one and half percent lead.
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Allman


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=Scott Allman


The man accused in the killing of a Vinton couple and their infant daughter while fleeing from police says he's ready to plead guilty.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


Scott Allman Junior waived his preliminary hearing today and plans to plead guilty to three counts of manslaughter in circuit court next month.
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./April 21;


The twelve mile chase took place last month while Allman was running from police.
His car then slammed into this Vinton couple's car-- killing them and their baby.
Allman's attorney is hoping the court will show mercy on his client.
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SOT 09:54:49
IN Q=I'm hopeful that I'll...

((TOM BLAYLOCK/ALLMAN'S ATTORNEY: I'M HOPEFUL THAT IT WILL BE REFLECTED IN WHAT HIS AGE. AND THE FACT THAT HE DID NOT INTEND THE TRAGIC RESULTS OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS CASE. HE DIDN'T INTEND FOR THESE PEOPLE TO BE KILLED.))
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The commonwealth's attorney says it's too late for remorse.
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((SKIP BURKART/ROANOKE CO. COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: HE MAY BE EXPRESSING REMORSE TO HIS ATTORNEY NOW AND I'M SURE WHEN HE COMES TO COURT HE'LL TELL THE COURT HOW SORRY HE IS. BUT THAT PARTICULAR EVENING AND DURING THE COURSE OF THIS WHOLE CHASE HE DIDN'T SEEM VERY CONCERNED AT ALL.))
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Roanoke Co. Commonwealth's Attorney;
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OUT Q=seem very remorseful at all.
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Allman was also convicted of numerous traffic violations.
For those charges he'll receive more than 12 months in jail and a fine of more than one thousand dollars.
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Underage-Drinking


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-42
GRAPHIC=None


A trio of Community college students bought beer last month- -under the watchful eye of Roanoke Vice Squad officers.
Half of the 44 store clerks these teenagers approached sold them alcohol.
Keith Humphry talked with one of the under-cover teens.
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IN Q=It was pretty
SUPER=01-Laura Reinhard/Undercover Beer Buyer; :21
SUPER=01-Rhonda Mack/SAVE-X Store Clerk; 1:11
SUPER=01-Sue Peterson/Former Village Store Clerk; 1:35
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((
Laura Reinhard was working for the City Police Vice Squad.
She made 20 dollars for every successful purchase. If the clerk demanded to see an I-D- -or otherwise refused to sell her alcohol- -she got nothing.
Including payment for her appearance in court, Reinhard made 360 dollars.
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((IT WAS PRETTY FUN. I DIDN'T DO IT FOR THE MONEY, I JUST PRETTY MUCH DID IT TO GET PEOPLE IN TROUBLE. (LAUGHS) ))
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The daughter of a narcotics officer, Reinhard hopes to become a police investigator herself.
NAT SOT

13:41:28 I entered the store, went to the beer cooler
She calmly recounted the afternoon of April 9th... like any other undercover officer on the witness stand.
Based on her testimony, the judge convicted the clerk.
In one case where fellow undercover operative, Tanya Lightfoot was with her, Reinhard even quizzed the clerk: "Don't you think she looks too young?"
Lightfoot was 18, wearing braces at the time.
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((I WAS KIND OF NERVOUS, BECAUSE I DON'T DO THIS SORT OF THING, BUT I FINALLY GOT THE HANG OF THINGS.))
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Store clerk Rhonda Mack said she couldn't recall the transaction, but wouldn't have sold Reinhard the beer ...in hindsight.
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((SHE LOOKS ABOUT 19 OR 20, TODAY. AT THAT TIME I OBVIOUSLY THOUGHT SHE WAS 21 AND OVER. SO I DIDN'T CARD HER.))
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Judge Vincent Lilley rewarded Mack for her "candor..." fining her just 25 dollars.
Sue Peterson- -who worked at the Village Store- -was fined TWO-HUNDRED- fifty dollars... after she said she'd do it again, because the girl LOOKED old enough.
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((IF THEY LOOK YOUNG, I WOULD CARD THEM. I HAVE CARDED 35 YEAR OLD PEOPLE.))
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Fifteen store clerks either pled guilty to selling alcohol to minors or were convicted at trial.
Keith Humphry, NEWS 7.

Freemen


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Freemen Standoff


The F-B-I's ordered all news crews away from the Freemen compound.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jordan, MT;


That after a Fox News crew went to a fence at the Freemen ranch to set up an interview.
But Fox says it never set foot on the compound- and the FBI is using it as a scapegoat.
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15:54:40 ((EVERY JOURNALIST KNOWS THE F.B.I HAS BEEN LOOKING FOR AN EXCUSE TO GET THE MEDIA OFF THE SITE.))
SUPER=01-Rita Cosby/Fox Reporter;
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Meanwhile power generators are up and running should the FBI decide to cut power to the Freemen.
The generators would provide electricity to nearby ranchers.
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Tornado


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


The National Guard is moving into tornado ravaged Kentucky.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bullitt Co., KY;


Tornado's blasted the suburbs of Louisville last night- destroying 600 homes and damaging many others.
Local officials have imposed a state of emergency in Bullitt County, and imposed a curfew.
Thousands in the region remain without power.
Looking at the devastation, it's hard to believe the storm caused no fatalities and only a handful of injuries.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
Still to come on the newscast, Roanoke County makes an investment in one of its largest employers,
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and we'll hear how the so called Hollywood madam is getting a legal break.
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Robin in Wx office Roll Lake levels
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Bethel-School


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=Education


Montgomery County is building a new elementary school in the Riner community-- but not everyone's happy about it.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Tonight, school officials unveiled plans for the new Auburn Strand Elementary School.
The school will absorb students from Riner and Bethel Elementary schools.
Riner will become a middle school.
No word yet on what will happen with the Bethel School-- and that has at least one resident upset.
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((JULIA SMITH: WHY NOT KEEP OUR SENSE OF COMMUNITY? IT'S SO IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY FOR THE YOUNGER CHILDREN. SOME OF THE CHILDREN THAT GO TO BETHEL ALREADY HAVE A HALF HOUR BUS RIDE. AND FOR KINDERGARTNERS TO HAVE A 45- MINUTE, HOUR BUS RIDE IN THE MORNINGS-- THAT'S A LOT ON THEM. ))
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Smith plans to start a petition drive in hopes of preventing Bethel from closing.
Meanwhile, Auburn Strand is expected to open in the fall of 1998.

ITT


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-41
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Roanoke County's Supervisors approved 300-thousand dollars of incentives for the I-T-T Corporation- to help the company refocus its night-vision business.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


The county's agreed to write-off a disputed debt, refund an overpayment of the machinery and tools tax, and provide a 100-thousand dollar grant in the next fiscal year.
The performance agreement requires the company to make substantial investments over four years, while maintaining jobs and taxes.
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I-T-T Night Vision employs more than 600 people, and economic development officials say the plant HAS spawned other high-tech firms in the area.


Senate-Race


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=Jim Miller


A vocal core of Virginia Republicans don't LIKE John Warner.
But whether they LOVE Jim Miller is hard to tell.
Ellen Qualls brings us a day in the life of the man challenging his own party's incumbent U-S Senator.
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(( Jim Miller presided over a splashy fundraiser.
His campaign says it proves Senator John Warner doesn't have the lock on Main Street, affluent Republicans.
The highlight was this endorsement -- from former Governor Mills Godwin -- delivered by the daughter of late party leader Dick Obenshain.
Not bad for a challenger to his own party's sitting incumbent.
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((JIM MILLER/R-SENATE CANDIDATE: I THINK THAT GOVERNOR GODWIN IS AS REVERED AS ANYONE IN THE STATE OF VIRGINIA IN TERMS OF HIS POLITICAL JUDGMENT. AND HIS ENDORSEMENT OF ME I THINK SENDS A VERY IMPORTANT SIGNAL TO PEOPLE THAT HE JUDGES JIM MILLER TO BE THE PERSON TO CARRY US INTO THE NEXT CENTURY IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE.))
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But that signal was quickly muddled.
Godwin told reporters by telephone that he'd authorized "no" such endorsement -- only quiet support and regret he couldn't attend.
But one might have sensed trouble when Miller's hand-selected emcee told the crowd that dislike of Warner should be "reason enough" to vote for Miller, and that Miller was, in his words, "no ding dong."
sot 11:40:47


Meanwhile, a Democratic party news conference actually bolstered Miller's claim he's more conservative than John Warner.
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((SUE WRENN/VA. DEMOCRATIC PARTY: NOW JIM MILLER HAS ALWAYS BEEN OUT OF THE MAINSTREAM.))
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While Democrats are labelling John Warner's recent votes a race to the right -- Jim Miller's blasting Warner in radio spots as a liberal.
And that brought Miller a little more grief.
A reprimand from the party's titular head -- George Allen -- for rough campaign tactics.
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((MY COMMERCIAL IS REALLY A COMPARATIVE PIECE.))
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The GOP primary is just under two weeks away.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Coming up a little later on the broadcast, Rush Limbaugh offers more help to the student who had his book confiscated at school,
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And the group that told us restaurant food is fattening is now taking on the weight loss industry.
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Fleiss


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=abr
TAPE# Net E
GRAPHIC=None


Hollywood madam Heidi Fleiss wins a legal battle today.
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((IT FEELS LIKE JUSTICE FINALLY DOES PREVAIL ))
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The California state appeals board overturned the jury's conviction of pandering.
Jurors on the case admitted to illegal vote swapping to avoid a deadlock.
Fleiss will get a new trial where she faces a three- year prison term for operating a call girl ring.
She still faces a federal conviction on money laundering.
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Strawberries


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-46
GRAPHIC=NONE


After a week of rain, the sun finally made an appearance today, giving some strawberry growers a ray of hope for saving their season.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Berry producers say the long stretch of gray skies kept people at home instead of heading to the fields to pick strawberries.
At J-D Scott's farm near Moneta, the crowds have been down almost eighty percent the last several days.
With acres of ripe strawberries ready for picking, Scott says the next few days will be crucial for his business.
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SOT 5:50:08
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((J.D. SCOTT/STRAWBERRY GROWER: LAST FRIDAY WAS PROBABLY THE BEGINNING OF OUR PEAK SEASON, AND THE WEATHER DIDN'T COOPERATE. WHEN IT'S RAINING, THE PEOPLE THAT COME TO PICK, THEY DIDN'T SHOW UP, AND THEY'VE GOTTEN BEHIND, BUT THE BERRIES AREN'T HURT NOW, BUT THEY JUST NEED TO GET HERE AND GET 'EM.)) ((AND THEN JUST BRING THE FLAG WITH YOU AND PUT IT WHEREVER YOU FINISH, PICK BOTH SIDES.))
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The strawberry season usually lasts about two and a half weeks.
Scott says his ripe berries will last another few days, if Mother Nature cooperates.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


Localized sports tonight with highlights from Roanoke County to Rocky Mount to Dry Fork, to Salem to Lynchburg and Blacksburg.
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But first Andre Agassi, the three time grand slam event winner was ousted from the French Open today losing to 1993 NCAA champ CHris Woodruff in five sets.
Now tonight's scores. wipe to chyron
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take a break

S-Softball


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


The Region Three softball tournament finally got underway tonight in Dry Fork with Lord Botetourt beating Gretna 6-to-3,
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SUPER=03-Dry Fork/Brookville vs. Northside; :00

and Northside taking on Brookville in the second game of the evening with an ominous looking sky watching over them.
The Lady Bees stung Northside in the opening inning, as Megan White hits bloop single to second base that scores Brandy Moore to give the Bees a 2-to-nothing lead.
Brookville's Amanda Harris then singles to right field plating Amber Cumberland and the Bees end the inning on top 3-to-nothing.
Northside would mount a comeback in the second, with Lee Carter lining a shot to center and bringing home Holly Booth. It's now 3-to-1.
SUPER=34-Brookville/==8/Northside/==7;


Carter would then score on a wild pitch as Northside gets within a run, but Brookville wins it 8-to-7.
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Botetourt next plays Amherst in the semifinals while Brookville next takes on Tunstall.

S-River


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-4
GRAPHIC=Riverdawgs


The Roanoke Riverdawgs played host to the Hampton Roads Mariners tonight over at Cave Spring Junior High.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Mariners vs. Riverdawgs; :00


Tonight marked the first of 6 week day games the Dawgs will play this season and a decent crowd turned out.
The Dawgs play in the premiere division while the Mariners are one step below the MLS in the select division. Roanoke had no fear. Ian Spooner scores the games first goal on the assist from Grayson Prilliman. 1-nothing Dawgs.
The Dawgs did it on the defensive end early. Aaron Ewert makes the acrobatic save to halt a Hampton Roads run.
SUPER=34-Hampton Roads/==4/Roanoke/==1;

Ironically a former Riverdawg and Roanoke native would tie the game. Former Patrick Henry star Lang Wedemeyer finds the net with this kick. He scored 2 on the night. Hampton Roads wins 4-1. Roanoke plays again this Saturday at home against Nashville at 7:30.
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S-Franklin


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


In Northwest regional baseball action tonight, the Franklin County Eagles were knocked off in a mild upset by the Heritage Pioneers.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Pioneers vs. Eagles; :00


It was a rather chilly night in the Mount tonight as these Eagles fans watched from under blankets.
Both teams got great pitching and played great defense. Watch in bottom of the fifth, as Jeremy Adkins shot to right is tracked down by Kendall Shupe and Tim Martin - who collide but hold onto the ball. Neither was injured!
SUPER=34-Heritage/==2/Franklin Co/==1;


Heritage would break open the 1-all game in the seventh, as Lewis Tardy's grounder scores Jimmy Ohl as the Pioneers win it 2-to-1.
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((DENNIS KNIGHT/HERITAGE HEAD COACH:))
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S-Silver


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


The Lynchburg Hillcats were on the road last night in Frederick getting rained out of the second straight night,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00


and while they were away, City Stadium welcomed the Colorado Silver Bullets to town.
The world's only all female professional baseball team is managed by former big league great Phil Niekro, who says after three years the team is finally catching on.
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((PHIL NIEKRO/SILVER BULLETS MANAGER:))
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Last night they played the Lynchburg Whitesox, who are in the Roanoke/Lynchburg adult league.
The Silver Bullets would get three hits but they failed to score as they lose the game 3-to-nothing to fall to 3 and-12 in the first part of their 50 game season.
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S-Braves


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=BRAVES/CUBS


Neikro's old team the Atlanta Braves blanked the Chicago Cubs 2-to-nothing yesterday.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Braves vs. Cubs; :00


The wind whipping in the windy city, But nothing could stop ace John Smoltz on this afternoon.
He struck out 13 batters, tossed a four hitter and ran his record to 11 and 1 as he went the distance for the win.
He also aided his own his cause at SUPER=35-Atlanta/==2/Chicago/==0;

he plate driving in Jeff Blauser with a single in the fifth as the Braves win it 2-to-nothing.
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S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=NCAA LOGO


The 1996 NCAA division three baseball champion crowned this afternoon in Salem.
William Paterson topped Cal Lutheran 6-to-5 in the finale that literally wasn't over until it was over.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Cal Lutheran vs. Wm. Paterson; :00


After Cal Lutheran took a 5-to-1 lead into the bottom of the 8th on Paterson, the PIoneers came alive.
With two men on and no outs, Mark Demenna, the Lefty will smash a 3 run homer over the right field fence to get the Pioneers within one run at 5-TO-4.
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((MARK DEMENNA/HITS A THREE RUN HOMER:))
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Paterson put two more runners on base with one out in the inning and, Greg Cimilucca came through with the game winning hit, a shot down the right field line that plates Paul Bumbaco and Brian Kelly, who just barely beats the tag at the plate.
Paterson comes from five runs down to win the NCAA division three title, and Cimilucca's Mom couldn't wait to spread the news with her other son back home in Boca Raton, Florida.
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((GREG CIMILUCCA/GETS GAME WINNING HIT:))
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SUPER=34-Wm. Paterson/==6/Cal Lutheran/==5;


The win avenged a 3-to-2 loss to Cal Lutheran yesterday, sent the championship trophy back to Wayne, New Jersey.
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((JEFF ALBIES/WM. PATERSON HEAD COACH:))
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OUT Q=...GOOD JOB TODAY."
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight,
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VO-NAT eng#


and the Virginia Tech athletic department gets ready to move into the next century with some brand new facilities.
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Kent
TAPE#S6-
GRAPHIC=HORNETS

The Charlotte Hornets officially welcomed Dave Cowens as their new head coach yesterday.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC; :00


The former San Antonio assistant is thrilled about his first head coaching job.
Team owner George Shinn says he expects Cowens to get the Hornets back in the playoffs immediately.
And Cowens believes he can.
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((DAVE COWENS/NEW HORNETS HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Dave Cowens/New Hornets Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...DRIPPING READY."
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Weight-Loss


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#Net H
GRAPHIC=NONE


The group that told us Mexican, Chinese, and movie popcorn are fattening are now taking on the weight loss clinics.
It says people are losing more money than pounds.
Manuel Gallegus reports.
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SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;
SUPER=01-Leila Farzan/CSPI Attorney;
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((OBESITY --IT'S ONE OF THE LEADING CAUSES OF DEATH IN THE U.S. IT'S ESTIMATED THAT ABOUT A THIRD OF THE AMERICAN ADULT POPULATION IS OVERWEIGHT. LAST YEAR OVER 7-MILLION AMERICANS TURNED TO WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS... THE BIG NAMES LIKE JENNY CRAIG, NUTRI-SYSTEMS OR WEIGHT WATCHERS.
BUT NOW A CONSUMER WATCHDOG GROUP IS ACCUSING THE PROGRAMS OF MISLEADING THE PUBLIC--BY NOT TELLING THEM HOW EXPENSIVE THE PROGRAMS REALLY ARE AND BY NOT FULLY DISCLOSING THEIR SUCCESS OR FAILURE RATES.

--SOT--LEILA FARZAN, CSPI STAFF ATTORNEY. (CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC

INTEREST) ". those programs may work well for some people, but are they worth the costs and just how effective are they? .
THE CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST SAYS THAT THE WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS ADVERTISE LOW COSTS--BUT IN REALITY THEY ARE NOT CHEAP. THAT WHILE A COMMERCIAL MAY ADVERTISE LOW RATES--WHAT THEY DON'T TELL YOU IS HOW MUCH THE SPECIAL FOOD WILL COST.

--SOT-- 8;43;40

"we purchased this can of tomato soup for 59cents . it's made of virtually the same ingredients as this bag of jenny craig tomato soup.. but jenny craig provides half as much soup and costs $2.20. "
BUT IN A STATEMENT THE JENNY CRAIG COMPANY SAYS IT DOES PROVIDE THE INFORMATION AND THAT CSPI FAILED TO DISCUSS ALL OF BENEFITS OF THEIR PROGRAM INCLUDING CLASSES, AND CONSULTATIONS WEIGHT WATCHERS ALSO DEFENDED ITSELF BY STATING IT THAT IT ALREADY DISCLOSES ALL OF ITS FEES.
THE CSPI IS URGING THE FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION TO FORCE THESE PROGRAMS TO PROVIDE COMPLETE INFORMATION BEFORE THE CONSUMER SPENDS MONEY. THE BOTTOM LINE FOR CONSUMERS MAY JUST BE COMMON SENSE--DON'T EXPECT MIRACLES AND DON'T SIGN UNTIL YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU'RE GETTING. MG CBS NEWS L.A.))

Limbaugh-Book


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-33
GRAPHIC=none


Rush Limbaugh to the rescue of an Bedford County fourth grader?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Last Week;


The talk show host reportedly offered to send the boy free copies of all of his books for the rest of the school year.
Limbaugh made the offer during his morning talk show.
The offer comes after a teacher confiscated the Limbaugh book the boy was reading.
Limbaugh apparently wants to supply the boy with enough books to take one to school everyday. (----------------)