12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

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A college freshman surrenders in Delaware on charges he killed his girlfriend's newborn.
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And convicted killer Dennis Stoneman asks a Hillsville jury to sentence him to death.
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Snow is falling across portions of the viewing area, and a winter weather advisory is in effect for several counties. We'll look at that along with doppler radar and the complete forecast.
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Stoneman


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TAPE#96-
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Dennis Stoneman has asked the Carroll County jury that found his guilty of capital murder to sentence him to death.
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VO-NAT 96-85 and 596-33
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The jury convicted Stoneman last night.
His 17- year- old son D.J. testified Stoneman shot Tina and Steve Quesenberry during an argument.
The defense tried unsuccessfully to convince jurors that the teenager pulled the trigger.
This morning Stoneman's lawyer read a statement from the defendant, saying he'd lost his will to live when D.J. testified to things they both knew were NOT true, and left the courtroom smiling over the verdict.
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The sentencing hearing is still underway.
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infant-death


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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An 18- year- old college freshman is behind bars this afternoon in Delaware for allegedly killing his girlfriend's newborn son.
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VO-NAT
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10:00:00
Brian Peterson Junior, accompanied by his parents, turned himself in to the F-B-I this morning.
He and the baby's mother, Amy Grossberg, who is already in custody, could face the death penalty if convicted of capital murder.
The baby's body was found last week in a trash bin.
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PUERTO-RICO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


In Puerto Rico, an explosion at a shoe factory has left at least 19 people dead and dozens injured.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Puerto Rico;


Police believe natural gas may have sparked the blast.
The explosion destroyed much of the six-story building housing the store store in a residential and shipping district of San Juan.
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HONG-KONG


ANCHOR=Melanie
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WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hong Kong;


In Hong Kong, the death toll in one of the city's worst fires has risen to 39.
Scores more are still missing and today firemen continued to search for bodies in the burnt out high-rise.
A faulty elevator is suspected of starting the blaze.
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Pitt-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-94
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Authorities have the grim task of identifying the remains of what appears to be a body discovered in Pittsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


A hunter found the skeletal remains yesterday at the Pittsylvania County Wildlife Hunt Club, near Chatham.
Sheriff's officials say it appears the skeleton's been there for quite some time.
The tough part, they say, will be trying to make an identification.
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((CAPT. JAMES MCLAUGHLIN/PITTSYLVANIA CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.:WE'LL TAKE EVERYTHING AND SEND IT TO THE MEDICAL EXAMINER TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DETERMINE WHICH WILL HELP US A LOT IN TRYING TO SOLVE IT BECAUSE MAYBE THEY CAN TELL US SOMETHING AND BY THAT TIME MAYBE IF SOMEBODY HAS SOMEONE MISSING FOR SOMETIME MAYBE THEY'LL COME FORWARD. ))
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Mclaughlin says he's unaware of anyone reported missing in the county over the past year.
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Building-Collapse


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-93
GRAPHIC=NONE


Plans are now in place to tear down the remaining portion of a building that collapsed last night in downtown Danville.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


The front of a three story building on High Street tumbled down at about eight-thirty.
The building at one time housed the Elk's lodge.
It was condemned about two months ago.
Both entrances to High Street are now blocked off.
Authorities say no one was injured.
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subway-London


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


It was a long ride home for London commuters last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London;

4:14:49
The city's underground subway system suffered a major power failure leaving passengers out in the cold and with no transportation home.
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Meantime, trains are rolling again through the Chunnel, but without passengers.
The Tunnel that links Britain and France has been closed since Monday's fire, which may have been arson.
Scott Pelley reports from London.
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chunnel-invest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
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SUPER=01-Jeremy Beech/Kent Fire Brigade;:43
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(( EUROPE'S CONFIDENCE IN THE UNDERSEA TUNNEL HAS BEEN SHAKEN BUY IMAGES OF THE BURNED TRAIN AND THE DAMAGE TO THE PASSAGE, DESCRIBED AS SEVERE. MOST OF THE BURNED CARS ARE STUCK INSIDE-- THEIR WHEELS WELDED TO THE TRACK.
EUROTUNNEL WAS BILLED AS A MARVEL OF FIRE SAFETY. BUT ITS CLEAR THE SYSTEM BROKE DOWN AND THE ACCIDENT MIGHT HAVE BEEN PREVENTED.
EDDIE RYDER, a security guard near the entrance to the tunnel saw signs of fire on one of the lorries e7/8tesiog the twnnel. THE GUARD SOUNDED THE ALARM BUT THE MESSAGE DIDN'T GET TO THE TRAIN BEFORE IT WAS WELL INSIDE. THE FIRE STARTED IN A TRUCK BEING FERRIED IN AN OPEN SIDED CAR, FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE DESIGN IS UNSAFE. JEREMY BEECH/KENT FIRE BRIGADE:i've always known that if a fire occurred on a heavy goods vehicle it would spread down the length of the train and the further down the train it was the bigger the fire it would be.
34 PEOPLE HAD TO BE RESCUED, EIGHT WERE OVERCOME BY THE SMOKE. FRENCH POLICE ARE NOW INVESTIGATING WHETHER THE FIRE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SET--AS PART OF A LABOR DISPUTE INVOLVING LAYOFFS AT THE TUNNEL.
(PELLEY O/C) some, limited freight service resumed this mor7/8iog but the vast majority of trains are banned. a complete review of tunnel safety is underway and the passengers trains are not likely to roll for days. sp, cbsn, london.))

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When we return,
Bob Dole couldn't sell himself to the American voters, but one company is hoping he can sell airline tickets.
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And,
Washington state is suffering through continued heavy rains that are making travel difficult.
But first, let's check in with Patrick.
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OREGON-WX


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Thousands of people are without power this afternoon in Washington state following an ice storm.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roseburg, OR;


Meantime, heavy rain in Oregon has created a 30 foot sinkhole on a major interstate.
A portion of Interstate five collapsed today, swallowing up two semi-trailers.
The drivers of the trucks suffered minor injuries.
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CLINTON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton, bill


President Clinton is getting ready to explore Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia;


Mr. Clinton arrived in Port Douglas this afternoon after spending the morning in Sydney where he played golf with P-G-A star Greg Norman.
The game actually turned into more of a teaching clinic for the President.
Mr. Clinton arrives in the Philippines on Saturday for the Asia- Pacific Economic Summit.
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DOLE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
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7:11:15
Bob Dole may be out of the running for Bill Clinton's job, but he's still appearing in ads, only this time he's making a pitch for someone else, AIR FRANCE.
An ad for the airline appeared today in six major U-S newspapers.
Dole plans to donate his three-thousand dollar fee to charity.
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Youth-Crime


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-43
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They're not exactly the big city gangs--
But youth gang activity is up 160-percent in the Commonwealth.
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That's according to a new study by the Virginia Commission on Youth.
It says most gang activities are violent crimes.
Also common are charges of drug distribution and breaking and entering.
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Crime Commission officials say gangs are most prevalent in northern Virginia-- existing in other areas on a smaller scale.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/CRIME COMMISSION CHAIRMAN: WE HAVE OUR STANDARD YOUTH OR STREET GANGS IN MANY AREAS OF THE STATE THAT CONTINUE TO BE SOMETHING OF A PROBLEM, BUT AT THIS POINT, THEY DON'T APPEAR TO OVERWHELM OUR SOCIAL OR LAW ENFORCEMENT ORGANIZATIONS. ))
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Gangs may not be that much of a problem in the Roanoke Valley, but those who work with troubled youth say some teens seem to idolize gang life.
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((JIM O'HARE/SANCTUARY CRISIS INTERVENTION CENTER: A LOT OF KIDS THAT WE'VE DEALT WITH HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT GANGS AND DRESSING THEMSELVES IN DIFFERENT COLORS FOR SOME TIME. IT'S SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT. ))
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Woodrum says the General Assembly will likely discuss the issue of gang crime during its next session.

Regional-Jail


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
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TAPE#96-91
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Another part of Virginia's law enforcement system may soon be getting a face lift.
Alleghany County Supervisors will try to rebuild a regional jail agreement next week.
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The jail in Covington is deteriorating fast, but Covington, Clifton Forge, and Bath county have either rejected or rescinded the current regional jail proposal.
Tuesday night the Alleghany County board proposed a joint meeting NEXT Tuesday night, to try and rework the plan.
At least three localities have to sign a regional agreement to qualify for state funding.
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Coyner-Springs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-77
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Two criminal investigations are now focused on a juvenile justice system once considered to be a model for the rest of the state.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.


The director of Roanoke's Coyner Springs Juvenile Detention Home has already resigned... amid allegations of missing money and FOOD.
County prosecutor Joel Branscom just got the police report Tuesday night.
He says his preliminary review of the report
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makes him think there's not much more that needs to be done, but he has not made a final decision.
Meantime, Roanoke City Police are looking into allegations that at least four young men were physically assaulted by staffers.
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Up next on the newscast,
A new study on Alzheimer's disease gives new hope. It may be possible to slow down memory loss.
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And,
We'll find out the influence Virginia's cash crop will have on the race for the Governor's Mansion.
Stay with us.
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Vernon


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
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Bill Vernon was a local radio announcer, but his reputation as an authority on bluegrass music extended far beyond western Virginia.
Vernon died early yesterday morning at his home in Franklin County after an apparent asthma attack.
Raised in New York, Vernon came to the area in the early '70s.
He hosted bluegrass shows on several local stations, including a weekly shift on public radio for more than a decade.
Vernon also collected vintage recordings, em-ceed bluegrass events and wrote album liner notes for many leading musicians.
Bill Vernon was 59- years- old.

Alzheimers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-88
GRAPHIC=NONE


A new study says estrogen treatment can dramatically sharpen memory and concentration in women with Alzheimers Disease.
And one local group wants people to know that even though the disease is incurable, there are steps you can take to slow it down.
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That was one of the messages at yesterday's annual education forum, sponsored by the Roanoke-Salem Alzheimers Association.
Organizers say it's important to do everything possible to preserve what memory Alzheimers patients do have, because once it's gone, there's no way to get it back.
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((HEATHER GEARHART/ALZHEIMERS ASSOCIATION; EVERY DAY, STUDIES COME OUT EVERY DAY AND NEW TECHNIQUES. LEARNING, ESPECIALLY WITH MEMORY BOOKS, AND MEMORY ENHANCEMENT TECHNIQUES THAT KEEP THE MEMORIES ALIVE ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.))
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A new drug will be released in a few months that can improve memory in patients, but doctors say it's only a short term solution.


Bennett


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NEWSCAST=noon
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Virginia death row inmate Ronald Bennett is slated for execution tonight. The 42- year -old Bennett is sentenced to die for killing a Chesterfield County woman in 19-85.
Anne Vaden was bound, stabbed, strangled and beaten.
Lawyers for Bennett met yesterday with Governor Allen's chief counsel to argue Bennett's request for clemency.
They contend that Bennett's former wife who testified against him lied.
In a similar claim earlier this month, Allen commuted a death sentence to life without parole for another inmate, Joseph Payne.

Beyer


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-83
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


The American Cancer Society has once again set aside a special day for Americans to kick the tobacco habit.
Today is the 20th annual Great American Smokeout and events are scheduled in Roanoke and throughout nation, most involving kids.
Meantime the tobacco issue is heating up in state politics.
Ellen Qualls has the spin from the candidates for Governor.
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(( Does he or doesn't he?
The campaign manager for likely Democratic nominee Don Beyer says he's NOT supporting the FDA proposal to regulate nicotine -- it's more nuanced than that.
But here's what the candidate says.
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((BECAUSE OF THE STATE'S LACK OF LEADERSHIP, THERE IS A REASONABLE ROLE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, IN THIS CASE THE FDA, TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS THAT PROTECT CHILDREN FROM TOBACCO. IT'S A SHAME THAT THAT'S THE WAY IT HAS TO BE DONE, BUT I WILL SUPPORT THAT.))
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Fellow Democrat Whitt Clement of Danville calls that bad public policy and terrible politics.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: I'M GONNA ALWAYS TRY TO DO FIRST AND FOREMOST WHAT I THINK IT RIGHT AND WHAT I THINK IS BEST. I THINK WE ALSO THAT WE SET UP A FALSE CHOICE. THAT IT IS THE FAMILY TOBACCO FARMER VERSUS THE CHILDREN SMOKING. THE CHOICE ISN'T THAT SIMPLE.))
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((BOB HOLSWORTH/VCU POLITICAL ANALYST: THAT MAY BE A NUANCE THAT I THINK IS LOST ON PEOPLE. BEYOND THAT I THINK THERE IS A DANGER FOR DON BEYER NOW IF HE'S SEEN AS BACKSLIDING AS WELL. BECAUSE IF THERE'S BEEN ANY CRITICISM OF DON BEYER OVER THE YEARS IT'S THAT HE HASN'T BEEN A FORCEFUL LEADER, HE HASN'T BEEN A SORT OF TAKE CHARGE, STAND UP TYPE OF GUY.))
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Then there's the tentative tiptoes of Republican Jim Gilmore -- who waited several weeks to join North Carolina NOT in a lawsuit, but merely to file a friendly brief opposing the FDA.
The Beyer-Gilmore split-- as nuanced as each side is-- puts Virginia in the national spotlight, as a test case for the ever-more-complex politics of tobacco.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.)) WEATHER
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-86
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


C-S-X and Conrail appear so confident their merger will pass, they announced yesterday they have already begun discussing the deal with unions at both railroads.
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But Norfolk Southern is still working to steal Conrail away. Their efforts were dealt a blow for the second day in a row.
Tuesday a judge refused an N-S request to halt the deal.
Yesterday the motion was denied again by an appeals court.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
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Stocks are lower as traders secure profits from the powerful blue-chip rally of the past two weeks.
On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 23 points.
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Sports are next--
A local college coach retires,
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And,
The Atlanta Braves dole out big money to keep their ace pitching staff intact.
Stay with us.
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Pistons


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=NBA


If it were not for the undefeated Chicago Bulls, the Detroit Pistons would be the talk of the N-B-A. Last night they improved their record to 9-and-1 and stayed perfect on the road.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Boston, MA/Pistons vs.Celtics; :00


To the Fleet Center we go, where Grant Hill kicked up his heels and made himself right at home.
In the first half, Grant takes the pass from from the top of the arc drains the jumper at the buzzer.
He led the Pistons with 23 points.
Two of those came on this drive by
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slamming of Todd Day!
Great defense Dude!
the Pistons hammer the Celtics 108-to-83.
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Hornets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets hosted the Atlantic Division leading New York Knicks last night at the hive.
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SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/TBS; :00


Anthony Mason, the former Knick, would play huge against his old teammates as he spins on Charles Oakley, converts the finger roll and draws the foul.
But the Knicks have so many more weapons this season, Allan Houston the former Piston drills the Jumper over Dell Curry.
SUPER=33-New York/86/Charlotte/93;


Then Patrick clears the dance floor and wheels inside for the slam.
But the Hornets hang tough and win it 93-to-86.
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Hakeem


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-1
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SUPER=03-Houston, TX/Tuesday Night; :00


And the Houston Rockets think Hakeem Olajuwon wil be out of action for five to seven days after being treated for an irregular heartbeat last night.
He is still in the hospital, set to undergo more tests today.
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Bush


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-19
GRAPHIC=JOE BUSH


Hampden-Sydney's Joe Bush announced his resignation as the school's head football coach yesterday after 11 seasons at the helm.
His teams won 61 games over that time, and the ODAC championship in 19-87.
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SUPER=03-Lexington/1996 Season; :00


This season his team struggled more than usual finishing last in the conference with a 1 and 4 record.
The Tigers were 3 and 7 overall.
He is staying on as the school's athletic director.
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Smoltz


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=BRAVES


The Braves will now have all three of their Cy Young award winning pitchers back in the fold next season.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA; :00


Yesterday afternoon, free agent John Smoltz signed a new 4 year, 31 million dollar contract that makes him the game's highest paid pitcher.
At least four others teams wanted him, but he chose to stay with Tom Glavine (-------------) and Greg Maddux.