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Election

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Don Beyer still holds the tiebreaking vote in the State Senate.
That's due to Roscoe Reynolds' win in a special election yesterday. take pinnacle 1050
Reynolds got 58 percent of the vote to beat Republican Allen Dudley for the vacant state Senate seat of Congressman Virgil Goode.
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Reynolds' victory preserves the 20-20 split in the Senate.

Suspensions


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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.
Monday Blacksburg police charged the players with the rape and attempted sodomy of a 19- year- old student.
Tech officials last night 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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((DAVE BRAINE/VA. TECH ATHLETIC DIR.: OUR COURSE HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO TRY TO BE FAIR. WE'VE TAKEN A DAY TO LOOK OVER EVERYTHING AND TO TALK TO PEOPLE. AFTER A LOT OF SERIOUS THOUGHT WE FEEL LIKE THIS IS THE PROPER WAY TO GO. ))
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Braine was quick to point out the suspensions should NOT be construed as an indication of the players' guilt.
Both players filed a 32 million dollar lawsuit yesterday against the alleged victim.
They are charging her with trespassing, slander, assault, and attempting to extort so-called hush money,

Allen-Tech


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Some of Virginia's POLITICAL leaders were weighing in last night, even before the suspensions were announced.
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.

PERU


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In Peru this morning, leftist rebels have seized the residence of Japan's ambassador and are holding dozens hostages including Peruvian ministers and foreign diplomats.
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The guerrillas are threatening to kill the hostages unless their jailed colleagues are freed.
They have released some hostages but are still holding some 200.
Despite explosions and gunfire inside the compound, the Japanese ambassador has told a local radio station that no one has been injured.
Officials say the guerrillas gained entrance to the residence posing as waiters.
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UN


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The United Nations has a new Secretary General.
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(KOH'-fee ah-NAHN') Kofi Annan of the African country Ghana was formally sworn in yesterday.
He succeeds Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt who was vetoed for a second term by the United States.
Annan says he wants to lobby Congress personally for payment of more than a billion dollars the U-S owes in back-dues.
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Reynolds


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TAPE#96-89
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A major victory last night for the state Democratic party. Pinnacle Page 1050
Voters have elected delegate Roscoe Reynolds as the 20th District's next state senator.
Teresa Hamilton was in Henry County where Reynolds celebrated his victory.
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Va-Tech


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The Hokies will play in the Orange Bowl without Brian Edmonds and James Crawford.
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The decision to suspend the players was made early last night following rape charges against the two players.
Edmonds and Crawford say they are the victims.
Their attorney filed a suit seeking 32-million dollars in damages-- because of the effect criminal charges could have on the player's possible N-F-L careers.
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O'Dell


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TAPE#96-98
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The U-S Supreme Court yesterday delayed the execution of Virginia Beach killer Joseph Roger O'Dell scheduled for today.
That means Virginia's record year of executions ends with number eight, Ronald Hoke... who was put to death Monday 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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Yesterday, the Governor seemed relieved his burden was lifted for the year.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WHO KNOWS WHEN THEY'LL MAKE A DECISION ON IT. I DO FEEL VERY SORRY FOR THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES. I DON'T THINK THERE'S ADEQUATE ATTENTION... OR REVERENCE, OR SYMPATHY.))
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If O'Dell's appeals fail in 19-97, he'll be the first to die in the electric chair in two-and-a-half years.
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Rail-Merger


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TAPE#96-103
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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 cannot 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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hostages


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Leftist rebels in Peru are holding dozens of hostages at the home of the Japanese ambassador.
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The guerrillas stormed the residence last night during a party.
They have released around 170 hostages, mostly woman, but are still holding some 200.
Among them are several Peruvian ministers and foreign diplomats, including the Canadian ambassador.
The gunmen are threatening to kill the hostages unless their colleagues are freed from prison.
Officials say they gained entrance to the residence posing as waiters delivering champagne and hors d'oeuvres.
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Dudley


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TAPE#96-92
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Democrat Roscoe Reynolds Take Pinnacle 1050 won last night's special election to fill the seat vacated by Virgil Goode.
Reynolds' victory of course meant Republican Allen Dudley's defeat, and the G-O-P's missed opportunity to take control of the state senate.
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In his concession speech last night, Dudley thanked supporters for standing by him.
But he says the efforts during his month- long campaign could not measure up to the monumental support Reynolds received from Congressman- elect Virgil Goode.
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((ALLEN DUDLEY/R-ROCKY MOUNT: I THINK IF YOU COMPARE MY RECORD AND MY OPPONENT'S RECORD WITH THE ISSUES WE PRESENTED, WE DID REAL WELL WITH THAT PRESENTATION. UNFORTUNATELY, WE COULDN'T BEAT ROSCOE REYNOLDS AND VIRGIL GOODE COMBINED. ))
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Dudley says he plans to continue working for the good of the commonwealth when he returns to the House of Delegates.
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Tech-Football


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TAPE#96-90
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******ANCHOR TAG******
Two Hokies charged with rape and sodomy are fighting back.
Brian Crawford and James Edmonds yesterday filed a 32 million dollar lawsuit against the alleged 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.))
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Tech officials suspended Crawford and Edmonds yesterday, but pointed out that the suspensions should NOT be construed as an indication of the players' guilt.

challenger


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NASA says it will bury new found pieces of the "Challenger" with the rest of the Shuttle's debris.
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Yesterday, two large barnacle- encrusted wing sections washed ashore in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
"Challenger" exploded nearly 11 years ago shortly after lift off, killing all seven crew members on board.
NASA had no explanation as to why the wreckage suddenly surfaced.
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P-HARP-THERAPY


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TAPE#596-41
GRAPHIC=MUSIC THERAPY


A teenager points out that music therapy may have healing powers--
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They are babies so tiny, born prematurely or with life threatening illnesses,-- all struggling to survive.
Here at the neo-natal unit they have the attention of doctors and nurses, all of the finest equipment, and a teenager with a harp. BETTY ASHTON ANDREWS/HARPIST: IT STARTED OUT AS A PROJECT AND IT'S KIND OF TURNED INTO SOMETHING I'D LIKE TO DO FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
Every Friday, for several weeks now, 16 year old Betty Ashton Andrews has been playing her harp in the neo-natal unit. KAY KELLY/RN CARILION COMMUNITY HOSPITAL: FROM THE TIME THAT SHE FIRST STARTED, WE'RE SEEING THE BABIES, NOT AT THE BEGINNING BUT AT THE END OF HER PLAYING, THEY'RE ALL SETTLING DOWN AND VERY LITTLE CRYING.
The playing may also be improving their physical condition.
Andrew's school project includes monitoring the effects of her music on the newborns.
While her findings are unscientific-- they show the music affects their breathing and heart rhythm. ANDREWS: THEY'VE BEEN TAKING THEIR RESPIRATORY AND HEAR RATES IN 15 MINUTE INTERVALS, I'VE FOUND THEY IT DROPS ON AVERAGE FOUR TO FIVE POINTS. DR. ROBERT ALLEN/NEONATOLOGIST: CLEARLY TO HAVE A BABIES HEART RATE SLOWER WOULD BE AN ENERGY CONSERVING THING AND PROVIDE MORE ENERGY THAT COULD GO TOWARD GROWTH RATHER THAN A RAPID RATE.
And while the actual medical benefits have yet to be documented the parents of these preemies have their own opinions. ROXANE BORTH: HE'S BEEN CONTENT EVER SINCE SHE STARTED PLAYING AND IT PUT HIM RIGHT TO SLEEP. I THINK IT'S NICE.
That's music to the ears of this young harpist. REPORTER;TELL ME WHAT YOU GET OUT OF THIS? ANDREWS: THE JOY OF SEEING OTHERS SO ENTHRALLED BY THE MUSIC THAT I'M ABLE TO USE SOMETHING THAT I LOVE TO SHARE WITH OTHERS.))
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Harp Therapy is also being used on cancer patients and on elderly nursing home residents who may be suffering from depression. toss to bump

Special-Election


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Last night's special election leaves intact the 20-20 split in the Virginia Senate. Take Pinnacle page 1050
Democrat Roscoe Reynolds beat out Allen Dudley for Virgil Goode's old seat.

p-tech-football


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TAPE#596-42
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By the time Virginia Tech gets to the Orange Bowl, they could be short a couple players.
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Barring any dramatic developments, Virginia Tech players Brian Edmonds and James Crawford will NOT be playing in the Orange Bowl.
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The decision to suspend the players was made early last night following rape charges against the two players.
The alleged rape victim told NEWS-7 she was at Edmonds' and Crawford's apartment for a party Friday night.
She says she was intoxicated, and after everyone else left, the players took advantage of her.
The woman says when she realized they were raping her, she began yelling for help.
She says she went back to confront them later, because she wanted to hurt them like they had hurt her.
Edmonds and Crawford say they are the victims.
Their attorney filed a suit seeking 32-million dollars in damages-- because of the effect criminal charges could have on the player's possible N-F-L careers.
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((MATT PETHYBRIDGE/PLAYERS' LAWYER: THE LAWSUIT TODAY ALLEGES THAT SHE TRESPASSED ONTO THE PROPERTY, THAT SHE ATTEMPTED TO EXTORT MONEY FROM THEM, THAT SHE SLANDERED THEM, THAT SHE DAMAGED PROPERTY AND THAT SHE ASSAULTED AND BATTERED JAMES CRAWFORD. ))
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The woman admits beating Crawford with her boot and kicking Edmonds' bedroom door.
She says Crawford told her he did not know why she was upset, that he thought she had consented to sex.
She denies the players' accusations that she demanded money in exchange for keeping quiet.

P-O'Dell


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TAPE#596-37
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A tough decision facing the Governor is put on hold-- at least until 19-97.
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The U-S Supreme Court has intervened in the execution of Virginia Beach killer Joseph O'Dell-- granting a temporary stay.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THERE IS NOT ADEQUATE ATTENTION, OR REVERENCE, OR SYMPATHY...OBVIOUSLY IT WILL NOT BE TOMORROW.))
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The Pope was one of many international voices speaking out to stop O'Dell's electrocution.
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4-Scores


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The Miami Heat lost their starting point guard and the game as they fell to the Indiana Pacers 103-to-89.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
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Lakers/123/j/Chicago/129//Overtime/j/Atlanta/109//Dallas/73///;
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