12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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A Henry County Sheriff's deputy fatally shoots a man, reportedly in self defense.
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And two children are killed in a house fire in Carroll County.
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ANCHOR=Patrick


Mild weather continues, but showers are on the way for tomorrow. I'll have all the details, plus your daily look at sports.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=None


Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

Henry-Shooting


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=shooting


Authorities have released the identity of the man shot and killed last night by a Henry County Sheriff's Deputy.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Henry Co./Last Night;


The incident happened shortly after ten o'clock behind Clarence's Steak House on Route 220- in Ridgeway.
It all began when deputies attempted to question David Roy Craighead in the restaurant parking lot.
Sheriff's officials say when deputies approached Craighead behind the building he threatened them with a tire tool.
Authorities say that's when one of the deputies sprayed Craighead with pepper spray.
Sheriff Frank Cassell says the spray apparently did not faze Craighead who continued to move toward the officers in a threatening manner.
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IN Q=I heard

((DAVID SNOW:I HEARD FOUR SHOTS AND THAT'S ABOUT IT, I CAME INSIDE AFTER THAT AND WE LOCKED THE DOOR. FRANK CASSELL/HENRY CO. SHERIFF:IF YOU'VE GOT SOMEONE COMING AT YOU WITH A WEAPON AND YOU HAVE ANY REASON TO FIRE YOUR WEAPON OR FEEL THAT YOUR LIFE IS IN DANGER CERTAINLY WANT TO PUT HIM DOWN, SO IT'S NOT AT ALL UNUSUAL THAT MORE THAN ONE SHOT WAS FIRED. ))
SUPER=07-David Snow; :00
SUPER=01-Frank Cassell/Henry Co. Sheriff; :10
RUNS=:20 approx.
OUT Q=was fired.
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VO-NAT


Corporal Jay Engstrom is the Sheriff's Deputy who fired the weapon.
Sheriff Cassell says he's been placed on administrative leave with pay while state police conduct an investigation.
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piper-fire


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


Two children are dead after an early morning fire in the Piper's Gap area of Carroll County.
Four children and their father were in the house when the fire broke out.
Carroll County fire officials say Edward Spears woke up and tried to alert his children when he smelled smoke, but only two of them were able to escape.
The father suffered second and third degree burns.
The mother was at work.

Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=rail merger


It looks like neither Norfolk Southern nor C-S-X will get total control of Conrail, if the federal government has its way.
The agency that regulates railroads would like to see Conrail evenly split between Norfolk Southern and its rival C-S-X.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Len/Newsroom


Len Besthoff is in the newsroom to bring us up to speed on this latest development.
Here's Len.
Live=Len Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Len1;


Melanie in an interview with The Washington Post, the head of the Surface Transportation Board said it's prepared to impose a plan that would split control of the east equally between Norfolk Southern and C-S-X, the two Virginia railroads jockeying for control of Conrail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


But Linda Morgan says the board would prefer that the railroads settle the whole thing by themselves.
The companies have fought bitterly to a stalemate over Conrail, a railroad that has a monopoly over highly coveted routes in the northeastern U-S.
The S-T-B will have to sort it all out, if the railroads cannot negotiate a settlement.
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LIVE=len full


Of course folks in our area have been watching this battle closely, double boxes Melanie/Len since N-S employs roughly 35- hundred people in the area.
(questions: SO IF THE GOVERNMENT DOES STEP IN, WHAT WOULD IT DO?
Live=Len full
(answer)
double boxes Melanie/Len

HAS THE GOVERNMENT HANDLED ANY CASES SIMILAR TO THIS ONE BEFORE? )

Layoffs


ANCHOR=melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=G-E


Layoffs at the Salem General Electric plant became official yesterday.
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VO-NAT


187 positions are being put on hold.
167 employees received pink slips, and 20 people volunteered to be laid off until March.
SUPER=03-Salem;


The cutback was expected, following a two week production shutdown.
Without the shutdown, management says layoff totals would have been closer to 300.
G-E's employee union says many of those laid off may be called back as soon as June.
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INAUGURATION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=inauguration


After a day of speeches, parades and parties it's back to business for President Clinton as he works on a strategy to balance the budget.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC/Last Night;


The first couple returned to the White House shortly before two A-M after racing through a record 15 inaugural balls.
They spent less than ten minutes at each ball, thanking supporters-- and dancing a few bars.
Bill Clinton is the first Democrat to take a second Presidential oath of office since Franklin Roosevelt.
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(( CLINTON: MANY PEOPLE ASK ME WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE INAUGURATED THE SECOND TIME.. IT'S BETTER THE SECOND TIME AROUND.))
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VO-NAT


President Clinton is meeting with his top economic advisers at the White House today.
Aides say he will promise a credible budget, to be submitted to Congress next month.
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GINGRICH


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Meantime, on Capitol Hill the stage is set for Congress to punish one of its most powerful leaders for ethics violations.
The House will vote on an ethics committee recommendation of a reprimand and a financial penalty of 300-thousand dollars.
Gingrich admitted ethical wrongdoing in connection with a college course and T-V project financed by tax exempt groups.
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COSBY


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


Some possible leads in the Ennis Cosby murder investigation.
Los Angeles police may have found two more witnesses.
Jerry Bowen reports.
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9:01:04
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SUPER=03-Torrance, CA; :00
SUPER=01-Jerry Bowen/Reporting; :33 (No SU)
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OUT Q=CBS NEWS, Los Angeles

((
LOS ANGELES POLICE PICKED UP TWO WHITE MEN YESTERDAY AT A SHOPPING CENTER IN TORRANCE, 30 MILES SOUTH OF LOS ANGELES -- FOR QUESTIONING AS,QUOTE, "POTENTIAL WITNESSES" IN THE ENNIS COSBY KILLING. ACCORDING TO AN ONLOOKER, ONE OF THE MEN MATCHES THIS COMPOSITE SKETCH OF A MAN WITH A MUSTACHE AND GOATEE POLICE SAY WAS SEEN IN A BLUE HATCHBACK CAR NEAR THE MURDER SCENE.
AND CBS NEWS HAS LEARNED POLICE ARE EXAMINING THE MEN'S CAR AT THIS IMPOUND --AND IT IS A BLUE VOLKSWAGEN HATCHBACK WITH CANADIAN PLATES. CBS NEWS HAS BEEN TOLD THE LICENSE MATCHES THE CAR SEEN NEAR THE MURDER SCENE.
THE SECOND OF THE TWO MEN QUESTIONED BY POLICE WAS DESCRIBED ONLY AS A TALLER WHITE MAN WITH A PONY TAIL. POLICE SAY THE PAIR IS NOT UNDER ARREST...THAT A STATEMENT REGARDING THESE DEVELOPMENTS WILL BE RELEASED THIS MORNING.

(COSBY SHOW)


NARR: ALSO LAST NIGHT...BILL COSBY INSISTED HIS CBS SHOW SHOULD GO
ON AS SCHEDULED...AND IT DID, WITH SOME CHANGES. THE PLANNED
EPISODE THAT DEALT WITH CRIME WAS REPLACED BY ONE ABOUT
BASKETBALL. AND THE PROGRAM ENDED WITH TRIBUTES...TO
COSBY'S MENTOR, TELEVISION PRODUCER SHELDON LEONARD,
WHO DIED EARLIER THIS MONTH. AND TO COSBY'S SON
ENNIS...THE SON COSBY CALLED HIS HERO.

(TABLOIDS)


NARR: AND IN A REVERSE OF THE TABLOID WARS, BOTH THE GLOBE
AND NATIONAL ENQUIRER HAVE ACCEPTED A CHALLENGE FROM
BILL COSBY TO HELP SOLVE, RATHER THAN EXPLOIT THE DEATH
OF HIS SON. THE INQUIRER ANNOUNCED IT WOULD OFFER 100-
THOUSAND DOLLARS...THE GLOBE ONE-UPPED THAT WITH A
PLEDGE OF 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE INFORMATION THAT
LEADS TO THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THE KILLER. BOTH
PAPERS SAID THE TIPS WILL BE TURNED OVER TO THE
L.A.P.D. JERRY BOWEN CBS NEWS LOS ANGELES.))

T-Stocks


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12pm
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Kentucky man has pleaded guilty to second-degree felony murder charges in Botetourt County Circuit Court.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./September 30


Last year 19- year- old Timmy Stocks led police on a chase through Botetourt County.
It ended on Route 220 near Gala, when Stocks collided with two vehicles.
The collision killed 29- year- old Timothy Mays of Covington.
A pre-sentencing report has been ordered.
Prosecutors will be asking for a 20-year sentence.
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SIMPSON


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


Closing arguments get underway today in the civil trial of O-J Simpson.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA/Last Week;


Attorneys for the plaintiffs are expected to go through hundreds of pieces of evidence while Simpson's lawyer is expected to use the police-can-NOT -be-trusted defense.
The case could go to the jury later this week.
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Dupont


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


Jury selection is underway this afternoon in Pennsylvania at the murder trial of John du Pont.
He is one of richest murder defendants in U-S history.
du Pont's lawyers do not deny he killed Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.
But they will try to convince the jury he was legally INSANE when he fired the fatal shots.
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Barnie-Day


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=Barnie Day


The President was not the only public official sworn into office yesterday...
Newly-elected 10th District Delegate Barnie Day took HIS oath at the State Capitol.
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((I, BARNIE DAY, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR... THAT I WILL UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES))
SUPER=01-Del. Barnie Day/(D) Patrick Co.;
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OUT Q=United States.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


Day won a special election last week to fill the office vacated by Roscoe Reynolds, who left for the State Senate.
Day's victory over Republican Phil Plaster helped Democrats hold onto their 53 seats in the House of Delegates.
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Seminar


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


Churches are often an easy target for criminals.
Police and fire officials are trying to change that.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


A seminar in Salem this morning brought church leaders, fire officials, and police officers together to talk about ways to protect houses of worship.
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IN Q=I think that we have not

((EDWARD BURTON/SWEET UNION BAPTIST CHURCH; I THINK THAT WE HAVE NOT HAD A BIG PROBLEM, HOWEVER WE HAVE HAD A PROBLEM AND THIS IS THE IDEA OF THE WHOLE THING, TO BEGIN TO DEAL WITH IT WHILE IT'S NOT YET SO BIG. I THINK THAT WE HAVE HAD SOME FIRES AND SOME OTHER CRIMES AND ALL OF THEM ARE NOT REPORTED SO WE DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT THE STATISTICS ARE.))
SUPER=01-Edward Burton/Sweet Union Baptist Church;
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OUT Q=statistics are
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VO-NAT


Practical suggestions include looking out for litter.
Trash around a church building can be a sign that someone has been hanging around after hours.
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Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


A controversial new theory has surfaced concerning last fall's Legionnaires outbreak in the New River Valley.
A national expert says he's not sure a hot tub was the source of the Legionella bacteria.
Kimberly McBroom reports.
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IN Q=After sixteen confirmed cases
SUPER=@File; :00
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :15
SUPER=01-Dr. Victor Yu/Legionella Expert; :25
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/New River Health Dist. Director; :44
SUPER=@Kimberly2; :58
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OUT Q=news 7, blacksburg


((After sixteen confirmed cases, including two deaths-- local health officials were relieved when they found the source of the Legionnaire's outbreak.
The culprit was said to be a hot tub at the Lowe's Home Improvement store in Christiansburg.
But Doctor Victor Yu says that theory doesn't float.
He says the Legionella bacteria doesn't just wash away after a suspicious source is disinfected.
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SOT 6:49:02

((DR. VICTOR YU/LEGIONELLA EXPERT: THERE'S ANOTHER PICTURE THAT IS YET TO BE UNRAVELED, AND WE'RE STILL NOT SURE ABOUT THIS AND HOW IT'S SPREAD, NOR ARE THEY COMPLETELY SURE. THERE ARE STILL SOME QUESTIONS HERE AND THERE. ))
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But not in the minds of those who cite D-N-A evidence as confirmation that it was indeed the hot tub that caused the Legionnaires outbreak.
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((DR. JODY HERSHEY/NEW RIVER HEALTH DIST. DIR.: CERTAINLY, I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY QUESTION THAT OUR EPIDEMIOLOGIC DATA AND STUDY, WHICH IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART, SUPPORTS THE HOT TUB. AND OUR D.N.A. EVIDENCE AND BACTERIAL STUDY ALSO CONFIRMS THAT EVEN FURTHER. ))
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OUT Q=even further


Doctor Hershey says he considers Doctor Yu's ideas "intellectually stimulating", but doesn't believe they'll have any bearing on the investigation.
Doctor Yu, on the other hand, says the physicians must broaden their vision if they are to prevent future outbreaks.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Blacksburg.))

Haskins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Haskins


Lynchburg city councilman Junius Haskins will be laid to rest today in his hometown.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-File Tape;


Haskins died of an apparent heart attack while on a trip to Washington D-C last week.
He and other city officials were there looking for funding to renovate the city's dilapidated train station, one of Haskins' pet projects.
A memorial service is set for this afternoon at Diamond Hill Baptist Church.
City flags are flying at half-staff in Haskins' honor.
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SNOW-WHITE


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


Walt Disney officials call it the end of an era.
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SUPER=04-"Snow White"-Walt Disney Pictures;
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OUT Q=let me guess.
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VO-NAT


The woman known for bringing "Snow White" to life on the silver screen died yesterday at the age of 80.
Adriana Caselotti was just 15 years old when she was cast in the role.
Her voice is known for making famous such songs as "Whistle While you Work" and "Some Day My Prince Will come."
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King-Day


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=mlk day


The dream of Doctor Martin Luther King, Junior is alive and well in central
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg;

and southwestern Virginia.
At Lynchburg College students and faculty joined hands remembering the slain civil rights leader.
The group marched to the school's bell tower to symbolize his long journey toward racial equality.
Then it was time for speeches and music.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In Roanoke- local members of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference honored Doctor King.
They had a march of their own-- from the Poff Federal Building to Saint Paul's Baptist Church.
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SOT 12:26:50
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((PERNELLER CHUBB-WILSON: SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE: THIS YEAR MORE PEOPLE CAME OUT THEN LAST YEAR TO HONOR DOCTOR MARTIN LUTHER KING, BECAUSE THIS IS THE ORGANIZATION THAT HE FOUNDED IN AUGUST OF 1957 AND THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THAT WE HAVE HAD AN S.C.L.C IN THE ROANOKE AREA. ))
SUPER=01-Perneller Chubb-Wilson/Roanoke S.C.L.C.;
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Yesterday's state holiday is officially known as Lee- Jackson- King Day... also honoring confederate heroes Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of TB97-1)
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


The Virginia Tech Hokies bounced back in the win column last night, two days after getting rocked at home.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Explorers vs. Hokies;:00


Troy Manns gets the defensive board, and quickly gets the ball down court to Jim Jackson, who makes the move for the layin.
LaSalle's Mike Gizzi, then answers with a baseline fake and drive to score as the Explorers led by three at the break.
David Jackson drills the baseline three pointer.
SUPER=33-La Salle/46/Virginia Tech/57;


And Ace Custis would crash the boards and power his way back in for a bucket as the Hokies beat La Salle 57-to-46.
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Roanoke


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of BB97-2)
GRAPHIC=ODAC


Shooting, passing and rebounding added up Roanoke's ODAC win against Randolph Macon 79-61 last night in Salem.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Yellow Jackets vs. Maroons; :00


Roanoke got some strong inside play early as Tim Braun muscles his way in for the score. The Maroons led 18-6 early on.
Courtney Fitch finds Derek Bryant who nails the trey.
The Yellow Jackets scored ONLY 15 first half points.
SUPER=33-Roanoke/79/Randolph Macon/61;

Mike LeGuardia tried to rally his team, snapping the net with the trey, but it was not enough.
Jon Mayer to Michael Ball for the hoop and Roanoke improves to 7 and OH in the ODAC with the 79-61 win.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold ODAC


In other ODAC news, five players from Emory and Henry quit the team. School sources say the players quit because it was no longer fun.
Former Floyd County star Jason Light, who was leading the ODAC in scoring and ironically, had scored his one thousandth point in his last game was among the five who quit.

Rodman


ANCHOR=patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-25
GRAPHIC=RODMAN


Dennis Rodman still must serve his suspension and undergo counseling, but last night he tried to make amends with the cameraman
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Minneapolis, MN/Wednesday;


he intentionally kicked in the groin last Wednesday night.
Eugene Amos has not worked since the incident and says he's already been to two doctors.
He will receive 200- thousand dollars from Rodman to settle the incident.
Rodman still may be charged with assault by authorities later today.
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Falcons


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=FALCONS


The Atlanta Falcons have hired Dan Reeves as their new head coach.
The former New York Giants and Denver Broncos boss will be introduced at a news conference today.
SS=rams


And there are also reports that former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil will be named the new coach of the St. Louis Rams today.
He last coached in 19-82.

FERGIE-COM


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


It's a first for the British royal family, one of its members pushing a product over the telly-- as they call it.
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VO-NAT

7:33:46
The Duchess of York's first commercial for weightwatchers aired yesterday in the United States.
In it, Sarah Ferguson sings the praises of a cranberry juice.
Ferguson reportedly signed a million dollar deal with Weight Watchers. (----------------)