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Coming up on News 7-
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Fire kills two brothers in Carroll County-
This man may help police solve the Ennis Cosby murder.
And people who live near Hidden Valley Junior have had it with traffic. Find out what city council is doing about it.
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Plus the complete forecast.
News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
Two teens accused of killing their newborn are free on bail.
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The parents of Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson posted 300 thousand dollars bond tonight.
They'll be under electronic monitors at their parents homes until their trial.
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


Police questioned this man who may have seen something that would help solve the murder of Ennis Cosby.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Neighbors near Hidden Valley Junior High school are tired of school traffic- Tonight find out what City council is doing about it.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.


Carroll-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#96-107
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Fire swept through a home this morning, claiming the lives of two children.
Tracy Altizer reports from Carroll County.
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(( The foundation is all that remains of the Spears residence in Pipers Gap.
When 16 year- old Jennifer Spears woke up around 5am, her bedroom wall was glowing red. She could hear her father yelling that the house was on fire.
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((JENNIFER SPEARS: SO I RAN OUT INTO THE HALL AND SAW THAT THERE WAS FLAMES COMING THROUGH THE DOORWAY. ))
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Jennifer escaped through a basement door.
She ran to a neighbor's to call 911, then returned to help her father bang an oil drum in a desperate attempt to awaken her brothers, 11 year- old Mark and 13 year-old John.
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((THEN WHEN THE HOUSE STARTED, SOME THINGS STARTED EXPLODING, I GUESS IT WAS LIKE APPLIANCES AND STUFF STARTED BLOWING UP. SO I GOT HOLD OF MY DAD AND STARTED BRINGING HIM UP TOWARDS THE ROAD. ))
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SUJennifer believes her brothers were probably overcome by smoke and never heard her and her father screaming at them to get out of the house. Another brother, 14 year-old Matthew escaped by climbing through a window, across the roof and down a tree.su
Officials believe the fire started around a wood stove.
The tragedy stunned the family's neighbors.
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((JOHN BEST/NEIGHBOR: WELL THE COMMUNITY AROUND HERE IS PUTTING ALL, WHATEVER THEY CAN INTO. I MEAN THIS PLACE HAS BEEN FLOCKED WITH WHAT CAN WE DO, WHAT CAN WE NOT, WHAT CAN WE DO AND EVERYTHING. ))
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Edward Spears is being treated for smoke inhalation.
His son Matthew is in serious condition at Shriners Burn Center in Cincinnati. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Henry-Shooting


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State police are investigating a shooting where a Henry County deputy allegedly shot and killed a suspect in self- defense.
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The incident unfolded when officers pulled 35-year old David Roy Craighead over at a Ridgeway restaurant for questioning.
Cassell says the suspect jumped out of the car and ran to a nearby field where he was approached by two deputies.
Sheriff's officials say the officers told Craighead to put down the tire tool he was carrying.
Authorities say when Craighead refused one of the deputies sprayed pepper spray but that apparently did not faze him.
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((FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:HE KEPT ADVANCING IN A THREATENING MANNER, ONE OF THE OFFICERS, THEY HAD THEIR GUNS OUT, ONE OF THE OFFICERS SHOT HIM. REPORTER SPEAKS: WE'VE HEARD THERE WAS MORE THAN ONE GUNSHOT? FRANK CASSELL: THERE WAS PROBABLY THREE GUN SHOTS. ))
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Cassell says Corporal Jay Engstrom fired the weapon and has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
Engstrom's been with the department for about six years.
Cassell says he's "shook up" over what happened.
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220-Ax


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A Kentucky teen could spend the next 20 years behind bars... after pleading guilty to second degree murder charges in Botetourt County.
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During a high speed chase with police 4 months ago, 19-year old Timmy Stocks collided with two vehicles near Gala.
The wreck killed 29-year old Timothy Mays of Covington.
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((JOEL BRANSCOM/BOTETOURT COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: THE IMPORTANT THING FOR ME THROUGHOUT THIS WAS THAT THIS RESULTED IN A MURDER CONVICTION. IT'S A LITTLE UNUSUAL IN AN ACCIDENT CASE BUT THE EXTRAORDINARY CIRCUMSTANCES, I THINK, WARRANTED A MURDER CONVICTION.))
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Stocks says he did not stop for police because the car he was driving was stolen and he didn't have a license.
He'll be sentenced April 10th.
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Gingrich


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For the first time in history, the house votes to reprimand its speaker for ethical misconduct.
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Lawmakers also voted to fine Newt Gingrich 300 thousand dollars.
Gingrich admitted ethical wrongdoing in connection with a college course financed by tax exempt groups.
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((REP. NANCY JOHNSON/R-ETHICS COMMITTEE CHAIR: THIS IS A TOUGH PENALTY. I BELIEVE IT'S AN APPROPRIATE PENALTY. IT DEMONSTRATES THAT NO ONE IS ABOVE THE RULES.))
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Some democrats said the punishment should be stronger.
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Cosby


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Los Angeles police tracked down the man who may have witnessed the Ennis Cosby murder.
Lee Cowan talked with him today.
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SUPER=01-Cmdr. Tim McBride/L.A. Police;
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((THIS IS THE CAR. THIS IS THE MAN. THE COMBINATION L-A POLICE HAD HOPED WOULD HELP BREAK THE ENNIS COSBY MURDER CASE.
COREY PANCER: I TRIED TO HELP POLICE BY RECOUNTING EVERYTHING I SAW THAT NIGHT.
COREY PANCER WAS DETAINED ALONG WITH A TRAVELLING COMPANION AFTER POLICE WERE CALLED TO THIS PARKING LOT IN TORRENCE MONDAY NIGHT. A NEARBY RESIDENT THOUGHT THE BLUE HATCHBACK LOOKED FAMILIAR...SIMILAR TO THE ONE IN THIS SKETCH RELEASED BY POLICE OVER THE WEEKEND.
AND THE MAN IN IT, CLOSELY RESEMBLED THIS COMPOSITE SKETCH OF A MAN POLICE THOUGHT MIGHT KNOW SOMETHING. AS IT TURNS OUT, THIS WANTED MAN, THIS POSSIBLE KEY WITNESS, SAYS HE SAW VERY LITTLE.
COREY PANCER/COSBY WITNESS: I DIDN'T REALLY SEE ANYTHING THAT I THOUGHT WAS RELEVANT, BUT I TOLD THEM EVERYTHING I SEEN.
POLICE SEEMED DISCOURAGED THAT MORE DIDN'T COME FROM HOURS OF QUESTIONING PANCER, BUT SAYS THERE'S A BIT OF GOOD NEWS.
TIM MCBRIDE/LAPD: WE HAVE ELIMINATED FINDING THIS MAN. WE ARE FOCUSING ONT HE MAN IN THE OTHER COMPOSITE SKETCH. PANCER IS NOT A SUSPECT AT LEAST NOT NOW. LEE COWAN, CBS NEWS, LOS ANGELES.))

Simpson


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A blistering attack on O-J Simpson
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as plaintiff's attorneys began closing arguments.
Attorney Daniel Petrocelli pointed at Simpson in court calling him a liar and a killer.
He told the jury Simpson's blood drops near the bodies could not have been planted because police did not have any of Simpson's sample blood yet.
Defense attorneys are next for closing arguments then it's on to the jury.
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((LAURIE LEVINSON/CBS LEGAL CONSULTANT: I DON'T EXPECT A QUICK VERDICT INT HIS CASE BECAUSE THE CRIMINAL JURY WAS SO CRITICAL FOR COMEBACK IN FOUR HOURS THESE JURIES NOW THAT AND I EXPECT THEY'LL GO THROUGH ALL THE EVIDENCE INT EH CASE AND THAT'LL TAKE SOME TIME.))
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In the civil case plaintiffs need nine out of twelve jurors to win the case.
It looks like the jury will begin deliberations on Thursday.
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Still to come on News 7- Lynchburg says goodbye to one of its biggest advocates,
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And the two teens accused of murdering their newborn son are released from jail.
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Infant-Death


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Two teens accused of killing their newborn are free tonight on bond while awaiting trial.
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The parents of Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson posted 300 thousand dollars bond for each of the teens.
Attorneys say the two will be electronically monitored while living at their parents homes in New Jersey.
The teens are are charged with first degree murder for allegedly killing their infant son and stuffing his body in a trash bin-
They could face the death penalty.
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Feticide


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TAPE#96-109
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Many Virginians would agree that the murder of a woman is more heinous if she's pregnant.
But an effort to increase the punishment raises new moral and political questions.
For example, if a fetus is a life that can be murdered -- how can abortion remain legal?
Ellen Qualls reports. We'll warn viewers some of the language in this report is blunt.
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(( They're calling it feticide -- and the bill's supporters make a strong argument for greater punishment.
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((DEL. RANDY FORBES/R-CHESAPEAKE: IN FACT THE ONE SITUATION IN RICHMOND THAT MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE OF. THE QUOTE WHEN THEY KILLED HER WAS "THAT BITCH MAKES ME SICK. I'LL CUT THAT BABY OUT OF HER STOMACH."))
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But feticide bill opponents are careful to leave the fetus out of their arguments... wary of granting "personhood" status to the fetus.
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((DEL. VIVIAN WATTS/D-ANNANDALE: THOSE WERE CRIMES AGAINST THE WOMAN. I DON'T LIKE TO USE THE LANGUAGE "BITCH," BUT THAT'S WHAT HE WAS REFERRING TO AS HE ATTACKED THE WOMAN.))
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So the latest version would be a compromise.
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((DEL. RANDY FORBES/R-CHESAPEAKE: THAT A HUMAN FETUS CAN BE THE VICTIM OF A MURDER -- NOTICE WE DON'T SAY IT'S A PERSON, WE DON'T GO INTO ANY OF THAT LANGUAGE. WE SAY CAN BE THE VICTIM OF A MURDER.))
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((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: WE STRUGGLED MIGHTILY DOWN IN THE COURTS OF JUSTICE COMMITTEE TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS PROBLEM.))
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Abortion rights supporters sent the compromise back to Dick Cranwell's committee.
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL: FOR THREE YEARS NOW THAT I'M AWARE OF, THE COURTS OF JUSTICE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN A BURYING GROUND FOR ANY LEGISLATION DEALING WITH ONE SCINTILLA OF THE RIGHTS OF THE PRE-BORN CHILD.))
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((SO A VOTE ON A BILL ABORTION OPPONENTS CRAFTED WAS PUT OFF THIS TIME... BUT SOME VERSION OF FETICIDE WILL SURELY BE BACK THIS SESSION. RURAL DEMOCRATS WHO MAY FAVOR ABORTION RIGHTS WILL NOT WANT TO BE ON RECORD IN AN ELECTION YEAR NOT STIFFENING PENALTIES FOR THOSE WHO MURDER PREGNANT WOMEN. ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, RICHMOND.))
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Church-Fires


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They represent the good in our community, but too often, churches are easy targets for criminals.
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Local police and fire professionals met with church leaders today to talk about protection.
Church arsons and robberies aren't big problems in the Roanoke Valley now-
That's why experts say now is the best time to work on prevention.
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((EDWARD BURTON/SWEET UNION BAPTIST CHURCH; AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT I HOPE WE ARE DEALING WITH AND WE CAN GET THIS INFORMATION FROM THE EXPERTS, ALSO GETTING TO KNOW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE FIRE PEOPLE SO THAT WE FEEL FRIENDLY DISPOSED TOWARD THEM WHEN WE HAVE TO CALL ON THEM OR CONSULT WITH THEM;))
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Church leaders were encouraged to post no trespassing signs on their property, and to watch out for things like litter, which indicate someone is hanging around after hours.
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City-Council


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TAPE#96-99
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For the last 20 years, a gate has provided limited access between a Roanoke neighborhood and Hidden Valley Junior High School.
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Tonight, residents near Mount Holland Drive asked Roanoke city council for a more permanent barrier.
Some said allowing school traffic along the road creates safety hazards in their neighborhood.
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((MICHAEL THACKER/RESIDENT: WE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO SEEK YOUR HELP IN PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN, OUR ELDERLY, AND IN ESTABLISHING SOME CONTROL OVER THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY. ))
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Meanwhile, some parents and school officials believe citizens are actually trying to build a boundary between the city and county.
Some say there should be additional access to the school in case of emergencies.
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((DR. MARK NEVIN/HIDDEN VALLEY PARENT: WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF MY CHILD WAS ILL, OR INJURED, AND I WAS SUMMONED TO PICK HER UP? IF THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE SCHOOL WAS BLOCKED, HOW WOULD I GET TO HER? ))
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Council ended up siding with the residents, and voted to build a landscape island-- which planners say could allow for emergency access.
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Stay with us, Virginia localities ask the General Assembly to keep personal property taxes,
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and the man who made the King passes away in Las Vegas.
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Haskins


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Hundreds of people turned out today to pay tribute to Lynchburg city councilman Junius Haskins.
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Haskins died of an apparent heart attack while on city business in Washington D.C. last week.
Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer was among the city and state leaders who spoke at Haskins' funeral.
They remembered him as a friend and a leader, and a man who was never afraid to speak his mind.
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((JUNIUS WAS A MOVER AND A SHAKER. WHAT WILL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS BE LIKE WITHOUT HIS OUTRAGE, WITHOUT HIS LEGISLATIVE SKILL, WITHOUT HIS ABILITY TO BUILD CONSENSUS.)) ((JIM WHITAKER/LYNCHBURG MAYOR: HE OFTEN HELPED ME TO SEE THINGS FROM A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE, AND I BELIEVE THE CITY HAS BENEFITTED FROM THAT. I KNOW I HAVE.))
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Haskins was laid to rest at Fort Hill Memorial Park.
Tomorrow, city council takes up one of his favorite projects..the renovation of Lynchburg's old train station.
Haskins was in Washington seeking money for that project when he died.
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Personal-Property


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#96-110
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A popular proposal to eliminate Virginia's personal property tax had all the downsides pointed out today in Richmond.
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Local officials are NOT excited.
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((EARL REYNOLDS/MARTINSVILLE CITY MANAGER: IT WILL ELIMINATE A SOURCE OF LOCAL REVENUE...PERFORM AS STRONGLY.))
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((SEN. CHARLES COLGAN/D-MANASSAS: TODAY WE'VE HEARD MOST OF THOSE SPEAKING ...THIS IS THE TAXPAYER'S BILL.))
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Senator Colgan's proposal would raise the state sales tax to make up for lost revenue.
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Schoolwatch


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Two schools systems in our area are altering their schedule for tomorrow.
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Jean reads two school watch notices from the screen.
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S-Score


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Darrell Green, the 14 year veteran, was named this True Value-NFL man of the year for his efforts on and off the field.
He founded the Darrell Green Youth Life Foundation, which provides financial and moral support to Washington, D.C. youth.
He also founded a learning center in DC to help disadvantaged youth.
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S-Mattingly


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After picking the wrong year to step away from the game and refire the competitive juices, former New York Yankee great Don Mattingly has decided to simply retire.
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The six-time all-star has called a newsconference for later today to formally announce that he leaving the game.
The 1985 American League MVP leaves the game with a .307 lifetime average over 14 seasons.
He also hit 222 homers as the Yankees captain.
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S-Maryland


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Onto to the college courts where the Maryland Terrapins refused to show up flat two days after upsetting Wake Forest.
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Last night the Terps move from College Park to the Baltimore Civic Center to battle Penn in front of 13 thousand three hundred and 68 fans.
And the man was Keith Booth.
The Maryland senior dominated the inside with 26 points and 12 rebounds.
SUPER=33-Pennsylvania/73/Maryland #7/103;


The Terps are now 16-and-2 on the season after wasting the Quakers 103-to-73.
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S-Galax


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TAPE#BB97-3
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We now start up the high school action last night down in Galax, where the Maroon Tide hosted Grayson County in a Mountain Empire battle between two old rivals.
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Galax came in 5-and-5 on the season, and a perfect 2-and-0 in the Empire.
Grayson was also 2-and-0 in the district and hungry to hold onto to second place.
The Maroon Tide came out of the gates hard as Michael Shumate steps up and hits the jumper fora 4 point Galax lead.
John Ayres' Devils are 8-and-2 because they have talent.
Especially at guard as Chad McMillan passes inside to Brad Elkins who get 2 of his 12 points with hoop to tie it.
The Tide extended its lead to five thanks to efforts like this one to put Galax in front by 5.
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The Blue Devils would stay close with derrick Phipps scoring a dozen, but Galax wins it last night 57-to-54.
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S-Bland


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The Empire was also busy in Bland County as the Rockets welcomed Fort Chiswell to town.
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Rich Hankins' Rockets were guarding a perfect 3-and-0 district mark as they entered this game on top in the league.
But Danny Jonas had his 2-and-1 Pioneers ready to climb the Mountain.
Heath Puckett had other ideas though, as he collect the board and scores two of his 17 points for Bland.
John Thompson then hurts the pioneers from the perimeter with this jumper to give the Bears a 25 point lead in teh fourth.
But Heath Brawley would do a nice job leading this break for the Pioneers as he feeds Richie Nester for the hoop.
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But the Rockets would win this one going away, improving their recordto 9-and-2 overall and 4-and-0 in the district with the 74-to-52 victory.
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S-Rodman


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
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Police in Minneapolis have decided not to charge Bad Boy Dennis Rodman with assault.
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SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Last Wednesday; :00


Police say that Eugene Amos the man who was kicked by Rodman has decided that he does not want to pursue charges at this time.
He could reconsider, but police that it is unlikely the case will be reopened.
Last night Rodman agreed to pay Mr. Amos $200 thousand dollars for his troubles.
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S-Vermeil


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NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#s6-23
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In the NFL the The Rams named Dick Vermeil their new coach today.
Vermeil left the league and the Eagles in 1982 saying he was burnt out.
He now admits he was nothing more than a control freak.
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((DICK VERMEIL/NEW RAMS HEAD COACH:))
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S-Reeves


ANCHOR=Mike
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Dan Reeves also got a new job today as the Georgia native signed on to coach the Falcons for the next five years.
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((DAN REEVES/NEW FALCONS HEAD COACH:))
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But Reeves knows that being a Georgia native does not guarantee him instant success or job stability.
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((DAN REEVES:))
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S-Super


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#fb96-4
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The preparation for Super Bowl 31 took a bit of a back seat yesterday as Patriots and Packers took part in the annual Media Day.
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More than 3000 reporters and photographers, 10 times as many as covered the first Super Bowl - surrounded the players and coaches for over an hour this morning.
And for the players the whole Super Bowl experience can be a bit overwhelming.
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No one faced more questions than Brett Favre, who was a little relieved when the session ended.
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Still to come tonight, the hype was in high gear today in New Orleans as
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the Packers and Patriots endured several thousand reporters during Media day.
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S-ECHL


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The East Coast Hockey League all-star game was played tonight in Charlotte as the defending league champion Checkers took on a team of stars from throughout the league.
And the Checkers beat the 22 All-stars that included Roanoke Jeff Jablonski 7 to 6.

Parker


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The man credited with turning Elvis Presley into a star has died.
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Colonel Tom Andrew Parker suffered a stroke and died in Las Vegas.
He was 87.
Parker got Elvis his first recording contracts and T-V appearances including the Ed Sullivan show.
He managed Presley throughout his career and is credited for molding him into a legend.
The honorary title "Colonel" was bestowed by Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis in 1948.
Elvis called him "admiral."
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