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Coming up on News 7-
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This is the newest elected state Senator. We'll hear from Roscoe Reynolds and Allen Dudley.
Virginia Tech suspends two football players two weeks before its bowl game.
And we'll hear the scary moments on tape before a freighter slams into a riverfront mall.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
The votes are tallied and Roscoe Reynolds is the man who represent the 20th district in the State Senate.
leader board
With 100 percent of the vote in, Reynolds beat Allen Dudley with 17 thousand 360 votes.
Reynolds takes the senate seat left by Virgil Goode. Goode is heading to Washington after winning the congressonal seat.
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Virginia Tech has suspended two more football players two weeks before the Orange Bowl.
Police charged Brian Edmonds and James Crawford with the rape of a 19 year old student.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Reynolds


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A major victory tonight for the state Democratic party. Pinnacle Page 1050
Voters have elected delegate Roscoe reynolds as the 20th District's next state senator.
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Teresa Hamilton was in Henry County where Reynolds celebrated his victory.
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Dudley


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TAPE#96-91
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Two weeks before the biggest football game in Virginia Tech history, two more players are off the team.
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Tech will travel to the Orange Bowl without starting fullback Brian Edmonds, and receiver James Crawford.
Yesterday Blacksburg police charged the players with the rape and attempted sodomy of a 19 year- old student.
Tech officials tonight said the alleged criminal activity reflects poorly on the integrity of the athletic programs and the university, and apologized to fans, students and the community.
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Braine was quick to point out the suspensions should NOT be construed as an indication of the players' guilt.

Tech-Football


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Crawford and Edmonds today filed a 32 million dollar lawsuit against the alleged rape victim.
The suit accuses her of trespassing, attempting to extort so-called hush money, slander, and assault.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( The woman tells News-7 she dated James Crawford in the summer of '95 and is friends with him and Brian Edmonds.
She says after a party Friday night at the players' apartment both men started taking turns with her while she was drunk. She says they ran when she yelled for help.
The players' lawyer says it's ludicrous to think a rape victim would return to the scene of the crime.
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((MATT PETHYRIDGE/PLAYERS' LAWYER: SHE CAME IN THE APARTMENT, THEY WERE ASLEEP AND SHE ACCOSTED JAMES IN HIS BED WHILE HE WAS ASLEEP. SHE EITHER DID THAT OR SHE DID NOT, AND IF SHE DID SHE'S LIABLE FOR DAMAGES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT SHE WAS RAPED. SHE WAS, OF COURSE, NOT RAPED BY EITHER OF THESE TWO PLAYERS. ))
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The woman says she did go back, to hurt the players like they had hurt her.
She admits beating Crawford with her boot, and says he told her he thought she had consented to sex.
She denies the players' accusations that she demanded hush money, and says the only mention of money all evening came during the party, when she asked Crawford to borrow two dollars and he said it would cost her sex.
Meanwhile the players have now filed formal complaints with Blacksburg police, requesting an investigation into THEIR claims.
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((A DOZEN WITNESSES ALL PREPARED TO OFFER INFORMATION SUGGESTING THE INNOCENCE OF THESE TWO PLAYERS. NONE OF THESE PEOPLE WERE INTERVIEWED BY THE BLACKSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT. NONE. ))
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Blacksburg police chief Bill Brown says his department has consulted with the prosecutor from the beginning and will continue to investigate the case. Tracy Altizer, News 7, Blacksburg.))

Allen-Tech


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Even before the suspensions were announced this evening, some of Virginia's POLITICAL leaders were weighing in.
Ellen Qualls asked the question: if you were the coach, would put Edmonds and Crawford into the Orange Bowl?
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: UHHH. BOY. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT YOU PUNISH SOMEONE BEFORE THEY'RE ACTUALLY PUNISHED. NEVERTHELESS, IT'S FAIRLY SERIOUS, AND IT SEEMS TO ME THE COACH WOULD TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION AND THAT THEY, IN MY VIEW, NOT PLAY.))
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Allen's NOT alone in his concern about the case.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: IF IT LOOKS LIKE EITHER A JUDGE OR A GRAND JURY IS GONNA INDICT THEM AND BIND THEM OVER FOR TRIAL, I WOULD NOT LET THEM REPRESENT VIRGINIA. THEY SHOULDN'T PLAY FOR VIRGINIA TECH WITH THESE SERIOUS CHARGES HANGING OVER THEIR HEAD.))
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((ATTORNEY GEN. JIM GILMORE: WELL I'M THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE. I'M NOT THE FOOTBALL COACH AT VIRGINIA TECH OR UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA OR ANYWHERE ELSE. BUT I HAVE ALWAYS CONDUCTED THE PUBLIC LIFE THAT I HAD AND THE PLACES THAT I HAVE RUN AS A PUBLIC OFFICIAL AT HIGH STANDARDS, AND THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARDS.))
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Governor Allen -- who was himself a quarterback at UVA, and whose father a very successful NFL coach -- told us about his own experience coaching 5th through 8th graders one year in Albemarle County.
He said if there were any infractions -- his player sat out the next game.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

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Still to come on the newscast, the teenagers accused of murdering their new born baby enter their pleas in court,
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and a condemned murderer gets a reprieve as the Supreme Court steps in to prevent Virginia from setting a record for executions.
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Infant-Death


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Two teens accused of killing their newborn will spend the holidays in jail.
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Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson pleaded innocent today- but they were denied bail.
Defense lawyers say the autopsy will show the child could not have lived after birth.
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Peterson says the mother's health was in jeopardy which affected the viability of the infant.
The teens are accused of wrapping the baby in plastic and dumping him in a motel trash bin.
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O'Dell


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The Pope asked -- and he received... for now.
The U-S Supreme Court has delayed tomorrow's scheduled execution of Virginia Beach killer Joseph Roger O'Dell.
That means Virginia's record year of executions ends with number eight, Ronald Hoke... who was put to death last night.
Pope John Paul the second had asked Governor Allen and President Clinton last week to halt O'Dell's execution.
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Today, the Governor seemed relieved his burden was lifted for the year.
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If O'Dell's appeals fail in 1997, he'll be the first to die in the electric chair in two-and-a-half years.
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The United Nations General Assembly has ratified its choice for Security Council.
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The 185 member states today acclaimed Kofi Annan as the U-N's seventh secretary-general.
Annan begins a five-year term on January first- replacing Boutros Boutros Ghali.
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Citadel-reax


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The attorney representing two female cadets at the Citadel says the women had their clothes set on fire not once, but THREE times.
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The attorney says hazing directed at the two began in mid-October and continued after Thanksgiving.
He says fingernail polish was poured on them and set on fire.
Could such a thing happen when women join the corps of cadets at VIRGINIA Military Institute next year?
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Colonel Bissell points out that- -unlike the Citadel- -V-M-I has a year to prepare for co-education and that it makes first classmen- -seniors- -responsible for the "rats."

Welfare


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They're calling themselves the Governor's Welfare Ambassadors.
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And these business leaders say they have a three-fold mission as they help Virginia speed up its implementation of the final "workfare" part of welfare reform.
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((TOM FARRELL/WELFARE AMBASSADOR: FIRST EDUCATE. SECOND ANALYZE. AND THIRD, AS IMPORTANT AS THE REST, IS HIRE. EVERYONE HERE MUST DO THEIR BEST TO HIRE THESE TRANSITIONAL WORKERS. THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT THING FOR US NOT TO JUST HAVE A PRESS CONFERENCE ABOUT. AND THE PEOPLE HERE ARE COMMITTED TO FOLLOWING THROUGH.))
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Social Service officials also announced a new program to train welfare recipients to be nursing assistants in 350 of the state's nursing homes.
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Rail-Merger


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Many analysts had written off Norfolk Southern's chances of winning its bid to purchase Conrail.
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Conrail already signed an agreement to merge with C-S-X, another railroad.
And their deal had a provision that allows them to postpone a shareholder vote on the merger if they don't think it will pass.
But a judge ruled they can't do that because it would be "fundamentally unfair".
This opens the door for Norfolk Southern.
Conrail shareholders are scheduled to vote on the C-S-X offer Monday, and many favor the N-S bid because they'll get more money.
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Coming up next on the broadcast, a language barrier may have contributed to this weekend's out of control freighter accident,
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and after 11 years at sea, remains of the space shuttle Challenger wash ashore in Florida.
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Freighter-Audio


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The tape of a runaway ship reveals a captain who tried to ward off disaster-
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It was Saturday a freighter lost power and crashed into a Riverside mall-
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More than 100 people were hurt.
A language barrier may have contributed to the crash.
Davisson told investigators the Chinese crew failed to act when ordered to drop anchors and turn the ship.
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Challenger


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Two large pieces of the Space Shuttle Challenger have washed up on shore- almost 11 years after it exploded.
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One piece of metal is six by 15 feet. It's likely part of the tail or wing.
The other piece is about one by five feet.
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Challenger exploded January 28th, 1986- killing all seven aboard.
NASA will bury the pieces with other fragments from the spacecraft.
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Avalanche


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An avalance claims the lives of three skiers in British Columbia.
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The snow came tumbling down on a group of eleven skiers- trapping three people.
They were all experienced skiers- who had travelled to the top of the mountain by helicopter with a guide.
The victims were buried under five feet of snow-
Their bodies were dug out 45 minutes after the avalance struck.
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Wind and snow are making travel treacherous across the Northern Plains.
Blowing snow is bringing visiblity to near zero in Fargo, North Dakota.
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Temperatures are staying in the single digits- but wind chills could dip to fifty below.
The fierce winter weather is expected to last at least through tomorrow.
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S-Score


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THE MAN - Tiki Barber is a first team GTE Academic All-American for the second straight year.
Tiki has 3 point 3 grade point average in the McIntyre school of Commerce.
He is also the ACC player of the year, and a real role model.
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S-Fleming


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William Fleming received and early Christmas present last night when the Colonels beat the Patrick Henry Patriots.
And while calling this one an upset might be a little strong; it sure was upsetting to Patrick Henry. Steve Mason has the highlights.
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S-Bulls


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Tonight in the NBA, fans were treated to what many believe is preview of the NBA finals.
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It's a long way to June, but Michale and the Bulls welcomed Shaq and the Lakers to town.
And Jordan took rookie Kobe Bryant back to the Philadelphia classroom with this backdoor spin and flying jam!
Shaq would counter on the other end with some inside muscle as he gets the jump hook to drop.
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Nick Van Exel would have a huge game for the Lakers with 36. but the Bulls win it 129 to 123 in overtime.
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S-Punch


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Now we've had the best in high school hoops, the marquee game in the NBA, and now a highlight that really packs a punch, literally.
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Watch Clarissa Davis of the New England Blizzard on the right side of the screen cold cock Cindy Brown in the ABL all-star game on Sunday.
Tonight she was fined $15 hundred dollars and suspended for 2 games.
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S-Express


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The Express pushed it's win streak to 3 games by beating Johnstown at the Round House last night.
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J-93's Slam Dunkin dropped the game puck in recognition for his efforts in the Bikes for bust campaign.
Another legend was on hand. NHL Hall of Famer Brad Park is temporarily filling in for Chiefs coach Nick Fotiu while he serves a five game ECHL suspension.
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The Express played with that same enthusiasm last night. After falling
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one of his two goals on the night on this power play tally at the 4:08 mark of the first.
Cowan scored his second goal with about four minutes left in the first and Roanoke goes on to win 6-3.
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Still to come tonight, a new team for pitcher David Wells, and an old problem for Virginia Tech athletic director Dave Braine.
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More from him on today's suspensions of Brian Edmonds and James Crawford coming up right after this.
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S-Braine


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Earlier tonight on News 7 at 11, Tracy Altizer and Ellen Qualls told you about the two suspensions handed down tonight at Virginia Tech to fullback Brian Edmonds and receiver James Crawford.
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Edmonds, who back on November 6th, was indicted by a grand jury on misdemeanor assault and battery charges, has been charged with rape and attempted sodomy.
Crawford, who was a plaintiff in the Christy Bronkala case has also been charged with rape and attempted sodomy.
Both deny the charges.
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Neither player will play in the Orange Bowl.

Gable-Oscar


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How much would you pay for the 1934 Oscar Clark Gable won for the film "It Happened One Night."
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That Oscar went up for bids- It sold to an anonymous bidder for 607 thousand dollars.
That bidder turned out to be movie director Steven Steilberg.
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