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ANCHOR=Keith

RE-criminalizing marijuana in Virginia- -
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Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, the REPUBLICAN delegate from Salem weighs in on the side of legalization, even acknowledging the political risks.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a bank teller is shot and killed in a Richmond robbery. SPORTS-HEAD
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Bob Johnson is returning to the bench at Emory & Henry, Riddick Bowe is joining the Marines, Chip Sullivan has a nice day at the Beach,
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And Kerry Collins hopes to do the same, as he is invited to play in the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, after Steve Young drops out.
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TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Frozen precipitation along the Blue Ridge will end this evening with a big warm up on tap for Friday. Details straight ahead.

Marijuana


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Marijuana


The New England Journal of Medicine now says marijuana does have some legitimate medical uses.
Most members of Virginia's House of Delegates scoffed at that today.
But NOT Salem Republican Morgan Griffith.
Ellen Qualls reports on the politics of pot in Virginia.
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SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :05
SUPER=01-Del. Kenneth Melvin/(D) Portsmouth; :17
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85 out of 100 Delegates agreed with Bob Marshall.
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((DEL. BOB MARSHALL: THERE IS NO SCIENTIFICALLY SOUND EVIDENCE THAT SMOKED MARIJUANA IS MEDICALLY SUPERIOR TO CURRENTLY AVAILABLE THERAPIES. FORGET SINCERITY. I'M TALKING SCIENCE.))
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But 13 members took a political risk.
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((DEL. KENNETH MELVIN: THIS IS A MATTER OF COMPASSION HERE. WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY PROBLEMS. THIS HAS BEEN ON THE BOOKS. WHY ARE WE RUSHING TO DO THIS? SIMPLY BECAUSE OF SOME KNEE-JERK REACTION TO SOMETHING GOING ON ON THE OTHER COAST.))
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California and Arizona drew national scorn by legalizing prescription pot last year.
But Salem Delegate Morgan Griffith says Virginia's legalization law is much more narrowly drawn.
SOT FRED TAPE 12:21:39

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: THIS HAS BEEN ON THE BOOKS SINCE '79, AND WE HAVEN'T HAD A SINGLE PROBLEM WITH IT. SO I KNOW IT'S AN ELECTION YEAR. I KNOW I MAY NOT BE BACK NEXT YEAR-- AND I KNOW THERE'S GREAT JOY IN THAT --BECAUSE I WILL BE PORTRAYED AS SOME KIND OF PROPONENT OF LEGALIZED MARIJUANA.))
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The irony is that NO pharmacies are licensed to prescribe marijuana in Virginia -- so the law has never really been invoked. Terminal patients must still break the law to get their drugs.
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A Richmond area AIDS patient, who asked NOT to be identified, is one of them.
SOT GRAY TAPE #3? 13:57:09 AIDS PATIENT

((MOST OF THESE DRUGS, UNFORTUNATELY, CAUSE NAUSEA AND VOMITING. AND I HAVE FOUND IF I SMOKE TWO OR THREE HITS AFTER I TAKE MY PILLS, I DON'T GET SICK.))
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The House says pot's synthetic cousin marinol is good enough.
The AIDS patient says NO.
Now it's up to the Senate.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Williams


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Virginia Tech police have now filed involuntary manslaughter charges against the driver of a car that killed a student on campus.
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20 year- old Dan Kelly and his friend were walking on Southgate Drive when they were hit from behind.
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Police say the couple was on the edge of the road, just to the right of the white line.
Evelyn Williams was charged with driving under the influence, but refused a breath test and field sobriety tests.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=Fatal Accident


Tech police chief Mike Jones says blood tests taken six hours later revealed a blood alcohol level of point-oh-four, half the legal limit.
But Jones believes a forensic formula for calculating what the level would have been hours earlier will prove Williams was legally intoxicated.

Benton


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=Khu
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=Michael Benton


Somebody may have made some racial remarks around the time Larry Edward Donahue was shot and killed in Roanoke last September.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke


But there was no clear indication at today's preliminary hearing that the murder itself was racially- motivated.
The judge certified charges against Michael Shrawn Benton.
Benton's attorney said others may have made racial remarks; but not Mike.
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((DARREN HALEY/BENTON'S ATTORNEY: THERE HAD BEEN PREVIOUS ACCOUNTS OF RACIAL TENSION IN THAT AREA. HOWEVER, IF IN FACT THIS IS A MURDER THAT I WILL TO HAVE TO DEFEND, I DO NOT THINK I WILL HAVE TO DEFEND IT BASED ON ANY KIND OF RACE VIOLENCE WHATSOEVER. ))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Michael Benton


A 15-year old witness to the murder on Chapman Avenue testified she heard SOMEBODY say: "We don't have no love for whities."
The judge ordered the camera turned off during the testimony of the under-age witness.
She said she heard Benton say "something about killing someone," and she says she saw him fire the first shot.
Donahue died almost instantaneously, from a shot to the back of the head.

Helms


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Wipe Wipe Wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/May 1996


Teenage killer Tommy Helms will do all of his time in an adult prison.
The 17-year-old was sentenced to life plus 23 years today, for the murder of Lavina Scales.
Helms confessed to shooting and killing the 15-year-old girl in the fall of 1995, along a roadside in the Bassett area.
In court today, the prosecution and defense agreed that Helms should start his sentence in a juvenile detention center.
But the judge ruled that Helms should serve his sentence in the state prison system.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A bank teller was killed and three other people shot during a holdup in Richmond today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


Police and the FBI are still looking for two men who opened fire as they went into a Nationsbank branch this morning.
The men were armed with an M-16 assault rifle, a shotgun and a revolver.
They shot and killed a teller, grabbed an undisclosed amount of money, and ran.
At one point, the robbers got into a gunfight with a police officer
But eventually they made it into the nearby Richmond National Cemetery, got into a car and drove off.
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Legionnaires


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=Legionnaires


The ongoing investigation into the outbreak of Legionnaires disease in the New River Valley has turned up seven more cases.
That brings the total to 23, including two people who died.
Officials stress this is NOT a new outbreak, and no one else has gotten sick with the disease since last October.
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SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


At a news conference today, New River Health District Director Jody Hershey outlined a Centers for Disease Control report of its preliminary study.
The report confirms health officials' findings linking the outbreak to a display hot tub at Lowe's in Christiansburg.
The C-D-C is now reassessing maintenance guidelines for whirlpools and spas.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- now that it appears that "Carry Me Back to ol' Virginia" is out as state song, Governor Allen weighs in on a possible replacement.
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and the applications are piling up--nearly three thousand people are interested in working at a new factory being built in Roanoke County.
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Carter


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Mark Carter


A Pittsylvania County man is no longer facing the death penalty for double murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Less than an hour ago a judge accepted 25-year old Mark Anthony Carter's plea agreement.
The Axton man admitted he killed Sidney Sherrell Hairston and her boyfriend Darryl Womack.
The couple was found shot to death last February outside an abandoned car wash near Tunstal.
Mark Carter also pled guilty to shooting and stabbing a third victim.
Knova Day survived the attack and was in the court room this evening.
Day was stabbed 14 times and shot twice.
Still he says he is relieved Carter will not face the death penalty.
Carter WILL spend the rest of his life in prison.
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Roanoke-Housing


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=None


Community leaders say they are troubled by a study that rates Roanoke as the most segregated metropolitan area in the state.
But they say they're also hopeful that a negative headline can have a positive impact on the area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The study was conducted by a researcher at the University of Michigan who used 1990 census data to analyze racial patterns in residential areas.
Roanoke's rating has improved since the 1980 census, but it's still above the national average.
The local leader of the N- Double A- C- P says he hopes the study will spark a larger discussion of racial issues.
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((MARTIN JEFFREY/ROANOKE NAACP PRESIDENT: THIS ARTICLE GIVES US AN APPROPRIATE CONTEXT FROM WHICH, AS FAR AS THE NAACP IS CONCERNED, TO LAUNCH A CONSTRUCTIVE DIALOGUE, CONSTRUCTIVE ACTIVITIES AROUND HOW WE DEAL WITH THIS, WHETHER IT'S WITH THE CITY, WHETHER IT'S WITH REALTORS OR WHETHER IT'S WITH THE BLACK COMMUNITY, SO I AM EXCITED ABOUT THAT.)) ((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I'M REAL DISAPPOINTED IN THAT HEADLINE. THAT'S NOT ANYTHING FOR US TO BE PROUD OF. IF IT PROMPTS DISCUSSION ON HOW WE CAN BECOME A MORE INTEGRATED, MULTI- CULTURAL COMMUNITY, I'M GOING TO BE AT THE TABLE PARTICIPATING.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=None


The same study included Charlottesville and Danville among the LEAST segregated cities in the country.

State-Song


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=State Song


While the General Assembly debates the state song, Governor George Allen is taking matters into his own hands.
He's picked a new anthem to be played at the Southern Governor's Association meeting this fall at the Homestead.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: AND I WAS TALKING TO SUSAN LAST NIGHT ))
SUPER=@Allen;
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OUT Q=about Virginia.
TALENT=Keith
SS=Stte Song


Nothing wrong with the lyrics to "Shenandoah."
Except most accounts we could find in the Library of Virginia say it's about a white trader's love for an Indian chief's daughter.
The chief's name is Shenandoah -- and the reference to a river is to the MISSOURI river.

Donnelley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=New Jobs


Most of the time, companies looking to build new plants avoid areas with low unemployment, since it may be hard to find workers.
SS=RR Donnelley


But the Roanoke Valley's low jobless rate hasn't hindered R-R Donnelley's recruitment efforts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


During a three day session last week, close to THREE- THOUSAND people filled out applications to work
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;

at the new plant Donnelley is building in Roanoke County.
The jobs start at nine- dollars- an- hour.
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((MARJORIE SKIDMORE/VA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: A NEW STARTUP ALWAYS BRINGS A LOT OF FOLKS OUT. WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, WHETHER A THOUSAND OR TWO THOUSAND, WE CERTAINLY DIDN'T EXPECT THREE THOUSAND.))
SUPER=01-Marjorie Skidmore/VA Employment Commission;
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OUT Q=three thousand.
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At first Donnelley will hire just 40 people.
But by the end of this year, close to 200 could be working there.
The V-E-C also believes the company's reputation played a big role in the strong turnout.
Donnelley has a magazine- printing facility in Lynchburg.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


Another sharp gain for the stock market today.
The Dow jumped 83 points, closing at 68 hundred 24.
NASDAQ UP 16 points.
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Biotech


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=Education


These days, D- N- A testing is being used for a wide variety of purposes-- everything from proving someone's guilt or innocence to finding cures for various diseases.
Now its being used in the classroom.
Scott Prince explains.
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((Biotechnology. For many, it's complicated to grasp.
But these Lord Botetourt High School students are breaking down the science through DNA testing... and enjoying it.
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IN Q=You can

((ADRIAN DUEHL/LORD BOTETOURT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: YOU CAN SEE THEM RUNNING HERE AND THAT ONE DOWN THE END. YOU SEE A LITTLE PIECE THERE AND DOWN THIS END. IT SEPARATED VERY WELL. ))
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((EVELYN THORNTON/LORD BOTETOURT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: YOU CAN ACTUALLY USE THIS IN THE REAL WORLD... WHICH MAKES IT INTERESTING BECAUSE SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS YOU LEARN DON'T ACTUALLY APPLY TO OUTSIDE LIFE. ))
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But in this case, learning has a serious price tag.
The equipment these teens are using can cost more than 6- thousand dollars... and that's too expensive for most school systems to handle.
Enter Virginia Tech's Fralin Biotechnology Center.
Through its Outreach Program, the university is able to supply these DNA kits to students and teachers across the state... for free.
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IN Q=In the

((REBECCA ROSS/FRALIN BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER: WE KNOW THAT THIS IS AN EXPLOSIVE FIELD. THAT MANY STUDENTS WILL PROBABLY GO INTO THAT FIELD FOR CAREERS. SO IT'S GOOD TO GET THEM INTERESTED WHILE THEY'RE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL AND LET THEM KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE FIELD AND THE TECHNOLOGY. ))
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Ross says if these students decide to make a career in a biotech field, there's a strong possibility they could enjoy long, prosperous careers.
In other words, they won't be STRANDed in the work force.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Riddick Bowe joins the Marines, Deion returns to baseball, Chip Sullivan is smoking at Pebble Beach,
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and Steve Mason takes sports to the mat tonight with a look at a Tech wrestler looking for a national title.
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S-Bowe


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-23
SS=BOB JOHNSON


Emory & Henry College has reinstated head basketball coach Bob Johnson tonight.
Johnson was suspended with pay after five players quit the team and complained about his coaching.
A four person committee reviewed the complaints and reinstated the coach today.
GRAPHIC=Boxing Logo


One of Boxing's top heavyweights will be marching to a different drummer real soon.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY; :


Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe joined the Marine Corps Reserves today.
The 29-year old fighter will go through boot camp at Paris Island and then be assigned to a reserve unit in Washington, D.C.
Bowe's boxing career is on hold until after basic training.
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((RIDDICK BOWE/JOINS THE MARINE RESERVES:))
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S-Deion


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-24
GRAPHIC=DEIoN SANDERS


While Riddick gets set for boot camp, Deion Sanders is returning to the Diamond and resuming his career as a two sports star.
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SUPER=04-MLB; :00


Deion agreed to a one year contract with the Cincinnati Reds today with a option clause for another season.
Last year he skipped baseball for the first time since 1988.
He is the only pro athlete to play in both the World Series and Super Bowl.
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S-Collins


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
GRAPHIC=panthers


The Carolina Panthers will now eight players in this weekend's Pro Bowl out in Honolulu.
This morning Steve Young pulled out of the game because of sore ribs
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-1996 Season; :00


and Kerry Collins was named as his replacement.
Collins led the Panthers to the NFC championship game this year in just his second season in the league.
Dom Capers will coach the NFC team that will now feature 8 Panthers' players.
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S-Jordan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-1
GRAPHIC=JORDAN


When Michael Jordan signed a one year contract for $30 million dollars last year, many thought this would be his last season in the NBA.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


But do not fear, Michael says he will be back next season, and maybe one or two more after that.
The 33 year old perennial all-star says he feels like he's at the top of his game, and that he's been energized by the fans in the league.
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S-Sullivan


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VF96-2
GRAPHIC=CHIP SULLIVAN


It's been a good day for Chip Sullivan at the Pebble Beach pro-am out in California. Chip is 3 under with a 69 after the first round, 4 shots off the lead.
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SUPER=03-Pebble Beach, CA/USA; :00


As you know this is a pro-am!
And want all you weekend hackers out their to take a look at this shot by one of the unidentified amateurs in the community.
He hooks his fairway shot into the water, but like magic it hits a rock in the surf and ends up about a foot from the hole on 18.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-25
GRAPHIC=John Detallo


John Dattalo transferred from Campbell to Virginia Tech mid way through his wrestling career. With a new head coach and a top training partner; it might just have been the best move he's ever made.
Steve Mason explains.
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((John Datallo weighed 200 pounds at the start of the season. He trimmed down to the 167 pound weight class. Why? to win the biggest prize in all of collegiate wrestling. ((:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((:))
His last shot will be his best. Dattalo has a new coach in Keith Mourlam, a student of legendary Iowa coach Dan Gable. Former Michigan State all American Dan Wirnsberger, who himself is a NCAA finalist, is Dattalo's training partner. ((DAN:))
Dattalo is ranked 11th in the nation. Last weekend he swept his matches against VMI and Virginia. With a 29 and 5 record, John is just 7 wins away from breaking the Tech single season win mark. ((:))
Datallo can rack up 3 more wins tomorrow against Duke and Old Dominion and then Sunday against N.C. State. Steve Mason news 7 sports.)) ((
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