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Coming up on News 7-
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A unanimous verdict in the O-J Simpson case. We'll have the details from Santa Monica. More charges for a Charlotte man accused of killing a Roanoke woman. We'll hear from the victim's mother.
Plus the President says the State of the union is well.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
An eight year old accused of killing his step father will be released tomorrow from a juvenile detention home. No word on where he'll live while awaiting trial.
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The boy is accused of killing 55 year old Bernard Rosser.
Authorities say Rosser died from blows to the head.
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Olympic Figure skater Oksana Baiul will not face drunk driving charges
A judge ordered the 19 year old to join an alcohol education program, do community service and pay a fine.
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ANCHOR=Jean


The latest on the O-J Simpson verdict.
Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Simpson


ANCHOR=Jean
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A verdict tonight in the O-J Simpson civil trial.
The jury just moments ago found Simpson willfully and wrongfully caused the death of Ron Goldman-
Jurors also found Simpson committed battery against Nicole Brown Simpson.
The panel awarded the family of Ronald Goldman eight and half million dollars in compensatory damages.
Byron Harlan is covering the details as they break from Santa Monica.
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((SHORTLY AFTER THE JURY REACHED ITS VERDICT, THE PARTICIPANTS WERE SUMMONED TO THE SANTA MONICA COURTHOUSE. FIRST THE GOLDMAN FAMILY, LOOKING TENSE AFTER MONTHS OF TRIAL HEARINGS. THEN A COUPLE OF HOURS LATER, O.J. SIMPSON HIMSELF ARRIVED AT THE COURTHOUSE. HE WAS SURROUNDED BY A SWARM OF REPORTERS AND CURIOUS ONLOOKERS. HELICOPTERS BUZZING OVERHEAD.
THEN THE DECISION EVERYONE HAS BEEN WAITING FOR... LIABLE FOR THE DEATHS OF NICOLE BROWN AND RON GOLDMAN.

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INSIDE THE COURTHOUSE, THROUGH A WINDOW, THE GOLDMAN FAMILY AND THEIR ATTORNEY COULD BE SEEN REACTING TO THE RULING.
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THE VERDICT WAS REACHED ON THE SIXTH DAY OF DELIBERATIONS, AND JUST HOURS AFTER THE JURY HEARD READINGS ON CRUCIAL EVIDENCE IN THE CASE. THAT INCLUDED SIMPSON'S TESTIMONY OF WHAT HE WAS DOING ON THE NIGHT OF THE MURDERS.
THE RULING IN THE CIVIL TRIAL IS THE LATEST CHAPTER IN THE SAGA OF O.J. SIMPSON SINCE THE MURDERS OF NICOLE BROWN AND RON GOLDMAN. HE WAS ACQUITTED OF THOSE CRIMES IN OCTOBER 1995. BUT SINCE THEN, HAS BATTLED THE VICTIM'S FAMILIES IN THIS WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT.
TONIGHT'S DECISION IS PROBABLY NOT THE LAST. O.J. SIMPSON IS EXPECTED TO APPEAL. BYRON HARLAN, CBS NEWS, SANTA MONICA.))

Rosser


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An eight year old Pittsylvania County murder suspect WILL be released from detention tomorrow morning.
The boy has been held in a Danville juvenile detention home since he was charged last month with killing his 55-year old stepfather.
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Bernard Rosser was found dead inside his Gretna home in mid-December.
Authorities say the former Franklin County probation officer died from blows to the head.
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Former Pittsylvania County Commonwealth's Attorney Glenn Berger is now representing the child.
He says one of the next hearings will be to decide if the media will be allowed to attend the trial.
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Berger declined to say where the child will be taken once he's released from detention to protect the child's privacy.

Barnette


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A Charlotte man in jail for the murder of a Roanoke woman is now facing 11 new federal charges relating to the crime.
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Robin Williams tried to break up with Alquilia (A-QUILL-ia) Barnette in March of last year.
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According to Williams' mother, Barnette turned violent one month later.
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((BERTHA WILLIAMS/VICTIM'S MOTHER: HE NEVER CAME BACK UNTIL THEN, AND HE THREW THE FIRE BOMB IN HER APARTMENT.))
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Robin Williams was badly burned in the incident, and Bertha Williams says her daughter reached out to the police for help-- but got none.
Then Barnette made another trip to Roanoke.
Bertha Williams says this time, he shot his ex-girlfriend to death in the middle of the street.
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((I THOUGHT THAT THE POLICE WAS SUPPOSED TO SERVE AND PROTECT-- BUT SHE GOT NO PROTECTION. I KNOW SHE'S DEAD, AND THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT THAT, BUT THERE'S GOT TO BE JUSTICE. ))
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In addition to murder charges, Barnette is accused of arson and carjacking in connection with events allegedly leading to the murder.
Bertha Williams says she will testify at the trial in Charlotte.
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State-Union


ANCHOR=Jean
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President Clinton says the state of our union is strong.
In his annual address to the nation he said the economy is vital, crime is down and welfare rolls are declining.
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But the President says America must balance the budget-
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A standing ovation for that pledge to keep social security and medicare intact while balancing the budget
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Clinton tonight stressed education -calling it his highest priority.
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((LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE SURE EVERY EIGHT YEAR OLD CAN READ, EVERY TWELVE YEAR OLD CAN LOG ON THE INTERNET AND EVERY EIGHTEEN YEAR OLD CAN GO TO COLLEGE AND EVERY ADULT CAN KEEP ON LEARNING FOR A LIFETIME.))
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The President also challenged America to get two million more people off welfare by the year 2000 and to pass campaign finance reform.
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GOP-Response


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Republicans say the government must take more responsibility for the deficit-
Congressman J-C Watts gave an empassioned plea for a balanced budget amendment.
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Watts also promised that republicans will give traditonal and family values a bigger place in solving America's problems.

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Still to come on our broadcast, more than 70 soldiers are killed as two helicopters collide in Israel,
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And figure skater Oksana Baiul will NOT face trial on charges of drinking and driving.
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Israel-Chopper


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It's being called the worst disaster in Israeli military history.
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Two army helicopters collided today- exploding into a ball of fire.
All 73 soldiers aboard the two choppers were killed.
It was raining at the time, and foggy when the planes crashed.
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Assisted-Suicide


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Dr. Jack Kevorkian has NOT assisted a suicide in Virginia.
But Virginia's Senate wants to send a message to him and other doctors who might help their patients commit suicide: leave Virginians to do their own dying.
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The bill was one of the many controversies Virginia lawmakers race through on Crossover Day.
It would make assisted suicide a criminal act.
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((SEN. JOE GARTLAN: TAKE A POSITION ON THE FUNDAMENTAL NOTION THAT IN THIS COMMONWEALTH WE SIMPLY ARE NOT READY TO ACCEPT THE NOTION THAT ONE PERSON CAN ASSIST ANOTHER IN KILLING THAT OTHER.))
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But opponents of the bill say it's a choice Virginia lawmakers should stay out of.
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((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: THERE IS NO PROBLEM IN VIRGINIA. AND THERE IS NO DR. KEVORKIAN GOING AROUND.))
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((SEN. DICK SASLAW: IN MICHIGAN, THEY HAVE ADOPTED LAW AFTER LAW AFTER LAW TO GET AT DR. KEVORKIAN. AND HE HAS BEEN TRIED THREE TIMES AND THREE TIMES THAT JURY HAS REFUSED TO CONVICT THAT MAN.))
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((SEN. JANET HOWELL: BUT IT IS SOMETHING SO INTENSELY PERSONAL WITHIN A MARRIAGE, WITHIN A FAMILY, THAT I AM TERRIBLY CONCERNED WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING.))
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The criminalization of assisted suicide has failed before on the House side -- where it heads next.
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Welfare


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Virginia's tough new welfare-to-work law survived a quick fix today -- or a watering down -- depending on your viewpoint.
An evenly divided House of Delegates stopped a bill that would make it easier for welfare recipients to go to school.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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(( Ted Bennett's Southside district has the highest unemployment in the state.
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((DEL. TED BENNETT/D-HALIFAX: WHAT OPPORTUNITY IS THERE FOR THOSE SO INDEBTED AND POOR, OR WITH SUCH LITTLE EDUCATION, COMING OUT INTO A SOCIETY AND JOB MARKET WHERE THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS 12-PERCENT? HOW IS THAT THOSE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MOVE UP THE ECONOMIC LADDER OTHER THAN BY GOING TO SCHOOL?))
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The bill would have allowed students in good standing to keep collecting welfare -- without having to take a job -- while they complete their degrees.
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((DEL. VINCE CALLAHAN/R-MCLEAN: WE'RE NOT DEALING WITH A BUNCH OF DEADBEATS HERE. WE'RE DEALING WITH PEOPLE WHO WANT TO IMPROVE THEMSELVES, AND WE SHOULD HELP THEM.))
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But Governor George Allen had anticipated this defection from his legacy legislation in his State of the Commonwealth speech.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I SHOULDN'T EVEN NEED TO THREATEN TO VETO ANY BACKSLIDING IN THIS SESSION.))
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((DEL. PRESTON BRYANT/R-LYNCHBURG: LET'S NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT. THIS IS THE FIRST STEP TOWARD ROLLING BACK WELFARE REFORM.))
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((DEL. FRANK HARGROVE: THE WORK REQUIREMENT THAT WE HAVE IN THIS WELFARE REFORM IS HEALTHY.))
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So twice the House voted on it.
And twice, it came down to a 50- 50 tie.
That means welfare reform in Virginia remains largely how the Governor proposed it.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

L'burg-Council


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All ten people looking to replace Junius Haskins on Lynchburg city council are, like Haskins himself, African- Americans.
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That according to council member Carl Hutcherson, who met with his colleagues behind closed doors today to review the applications.
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Haskins died last month, and council has until February 16th to replace him.
Both parties agree the candidate they choose should represent the inner-city residents of Ward Two.
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((CARL HUTCHERSON/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WHEN I RAN IS THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT COUNCIL WAS NOT AS POLITICAL AS IT HAD BEEN, AND I THINK WE'VE TRIED TO DO THAT SINCE WE'VE BEEN ON COUNCIL. AND I THINK WHOEVER'S SELECTED TO IS GOING TO CONTINUE THAT TREND.)) ((ROBERT GARBER/LYNCHBURG COUNCIL MEMBER: WE AS A COUNCIL WERE VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT CAME FORWARD OUT OF WARD TWO, HAD SOME GREAT AGE RANGE THERE, A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE CAME FORWARD. AND SO WE HAVEN'T MADE A DECISION, WE'LL BE LOOKING AT ALL THE DIFFERENT APPLICANTS, AND WE'LL BE TALKING WITH THEM IN THE DAYS AHEAD.))
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Council likely will make the appointment early next week.
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Stay with us, after this break we'll tell you about a new local program that helps addicted mothers to be,
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and we'll visit with Laban and Larry as the chefs of "Cookin' Cheap" get a shot at the big bucks.
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Baiul


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Olympic figure skater Oksana Baiul won't face trial for drinking and driving.
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The 19 year old pleaded no contest to reduced charges of traveling unreasonably fast.
A judge ordered her to join an alcohol education program, perform 25 hours of community service and pay a 90 dollar fine.
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Police say Baiul was driving nearly one hundred miles an hour when her car ran off the road January 12th.
If she completes the counseling program, her drunk driving charge will be dropped.
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Project-Link


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Pre-natal care is crucial in helping women have healthy babies.
When the pregnant woman is addicted to drugs and alcohol it is an even greater challenge.
But now efforts are being made in Roanoke to save both mother and child-- and even help pay for their care.
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In Virginia, and around the country, it's estimated that one in every eleven children has been exposed to illicit substances in utero.
The Roanoke Valley Health Care Foundation-- along with Project Link and Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital may be able to change the outcome of these dangerous situations-- by linking women, prenatal care and substance abuse treatment.
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((DEVONETTE TURNER/PERINATAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE CLINICIAN: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IF A WOMAN COMES IN AND SHE HAS A SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEM, WE WILL GIVE THEM A SPECIAL ULTRA SOUND WHICH WOULD DETECT EXPOSURE TO SUBSTANCES AND WE WOULD LIKE TO GIVE THEM GENETIC COUNSELING. WE ARE WILLING TO HELP THEM, MAYBE THEY NEED TO BE IN HIGH RISK CLINIC AND SEE THEM MORE OFTEN, MAYBE THEY NEED A NUTRITIONAL CONSULT, BECAUSE THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH DRUGS, IT CAUSES YOU NOT TO WANT TO EAT AND EATING AND PROPER NOURISHMENT IS ONE OF THE KEY FACTORS IN COMBATTING INTER-UTERINE GROWTH RETARDATION.))
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And to combat the other obstacles to prenatal care and substance abuse treatment-- transportation is even provided, along with day care for a woman's other children.
This office hopes to stress that it's in everyone's best interest-- for women to get help...and the earlier the better-- to improve the chances for a healthy baby.
Connie Stevens, News 7.)) Wx-Tape
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and the Braves have some players interested in getting a jump on Spring training.
Yesterday afternoon Dave Justice, Mark Wohlers, and Patrick County's Brad Clontz the former Tech star tried to work out the kinks before heading south to Spring training.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
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The Virginia Tech Hokies are still running the floor at the Cassell last night.
George Washington is in Blacksburg for a late Atlantic 10 battle for second place in the West Division.
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The game didn't tip off until about 9:35, and by then GW head coach Mike Jarvis was anxious for some action.
Ace Custis would give him an eyeful as he banks in this shot to open the scoring last night.
The Colonials would counter with their size advantage - Alexander Koul gets the hoop and draws the foul in the lane. Then Mescherikov would step out beyond the arc and drop in the three pointer to put GW back in front.
But Troy Manns would answer that with a penetration dish to Alvaro Tor for a slam dunk.
Jim Jackson would come through in the SUPER=33-G.Washington/43/Virginia

Tech/45 ; second half with this steal and breakaway jam.
Right now the Hokies lead 43 to 41 in with less than a minute to go.
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S-Danville


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL


In the high school ranks tonight Highland Count moved to 13-and-2 by beating Covington, Glenvar, martinsville, Laurel Park, and Lord Botetourt all won.
As did George Wythe, and PH, which got 28 from Boo Battle in a 109-to-70 win over Pulaski County.
Floyd beat Auburn and travis Cantrell topped the 1000 point mark.
And the GW Danville Eagles flew over EC Glass tonight 72-to-49 in an impressive Western District win.
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There was all the drama a fan wanted before this district tilt. The Eagles hit their home floor in a dead heat with Albemarle to face a tough Glass team.
G-W counted on its dynamic duo in the first half. Charles Stevens cleans up star guard Marcus Cunningham's mess with the slam.
But the Hilltopper's David Johnson kept Glass close-- he had 18-points on the night...including this rebound and putback.
However the Eagles disposed of a 29-25 halftime lead, by going on a 22 to 2 third period run....that put the game away.
Cunningham lead four players in double figure scoring as he burned Hilltoppers for 19-points.
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His teammate Stevens tallied 17 points as Danville buries E-C Glass 72-to 49 in the District Win.
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S-Hornets


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The Charlotte Hornets won their 10th game in their last 13 outings thanks to three point bomber Dell Curry.
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Dell was 11 of 16 from the floor tonight as he takes the nice feed inside from Vlade Divac and scores on the circus shot inside.
The Divac and Dell would work their magic again as dell spots up from the
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pointer. He finishes with 30 points as the Hornets pound the T-wolves 115-to-101.
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S-Rodman


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
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Bad Boy Dennis Rodman has been given permission to come back into the NBA.
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He will return to the Bulls on February 11th following his 11 game suspension.
League commissioner david Stern says any further incidents could end his career permanently.
He will donate his lost salary to charity.
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S-EXPRESS


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express/CHARLOTTE


The Roanoke Express lost to Charlotte tonight at Independence Arena by a 4-to-2 score.
Goalie nick Fetucci turned away 41 Express shots.
Also, today the Express 's Matt O'dette signed a two way contract with one of Roanoke's affiliates.
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Express general manager Pierre paiement announced this morning that the 6'5 220 pound defenseman has signed a two way contract with the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League.
O'dette's agreement with Saint John will enable him to remain with the Express as he develops while providing an avenue for being called up to the Flames. There aren now 4 Express players under contract with either Calgary or saint John.
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S-NHL


ANCHOR=Mike
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In the NHL, the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-to-4 last night and it's the 6th and final goal that stands out.
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Mario Lemieux scored this empty netter to become the seventh player to reach 600 career goals.
The other players who have scored at least 600 career goals are Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe, Marcel Dionne, Phil Esposito, Mike Gartner and Bobby Hull.
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Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, The new York Jets
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get anew coach and Bill Parcells to boot.
Details of the Jets moves right after this.
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S-Jets


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WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
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The New York jets named Bill Belichick their new head coach yesterday but only on an interim basis. Belichick has been hired to run the team as head coach for one year, until Bill Parcells obligations to the Patriots are fulfilled.
Parcells will have an office at the Jets complex and work as a consultant.
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Not surprisingly, the Patriots have asked the NFL to look into this agreement.

S-Robertson


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One of the most sought after high school football players in the state will announce his college choice tomorrow.
George Washington Danville's tyrone Robertson has narrowed his choices to Virginia Tech and Georgia.
We'll let you know his pick tomorrow night.

Cookin-Cheap


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Laban (LAY-ban) Johnson and Larry Bly say they're amazed by the long running success of their television program, Cookin' Cheap.
Local success brought a national audience, and now Joe Dashiell reports, a deal with a Cable Network.
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It's been 17 years, in fact, since Cookin Cheap first aired on Blue Ridge Public Television and began its surprizing run.
In the course of almost 500 shows, Laban Johnson and Larry Bly have built a loyal audience on public stations across the country.
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((IT'S VERY GRATIFYING, BUT IT'S ALSO AMAZING. IT'S MYSTIFYING, HA HA HA.))
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Johnson has endured health problems that kept him off the air for a time, but Cookin Cheap is back in production and now reaching an even larger audience, the 35- million viewers of the Nostalgia Cable Channel.
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((MOSTLY WE REALIZED THERE WERE ALL THESE CABLE CHANNELS OUT THERE WITH MANY HOURS TO FILL AND FROM MY EXPERIENCE VERY LITTLE TO FILL IT WITH, SO WE FELT WE COULD DO AT LEAST AS GOOD AS THAT.))
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Johnson and Bly hope their 13- week tryout will be the start of a long- term relationship with the Cable Channel.
In the meantime, their syndicator is trying to sell European television an Joe Dashiell News 7)) entertaining blend of humor and home cooking.