12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The jury has one more decision to make in the O-J Simpson trial.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And a grade schooler charged with killing his stepfather is expected to be released from a detention center today and possibly admitted into a hospital.
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TALENT=Patrick
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Sunny skies will take over our afternoon forecast, and we can expect a reasonably calm weather pattern for the next several days. All that, plus a look at Tech's buzzer-beater win on the hardwood.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Stay with us the news is next.

SIMPSON


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


It took 13 hours over three days, but in the end it was a unanimous
(you-NAN-i-mus) decision.


Last night the jury in the O-J Simpson civil trial found Simpson responsible for the slashing death of Ron Goldman and for battering his ex-wife Nicole Simpson.
But the job is not over for the jury.
Panel members will be back at work tomorrow to begin considering punitive damages.
They've decided Simpson has to pay the Goldman family eight and a half million dollars in compensatory damages.
Dave Fehling is at the Santa Monica Courthouse with the latest. *******take NEWSPATH*********
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SUPER=01-Willie Williams/Los Angeles Police Commissioner; :58
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((
THE DUST HAS SETTLED OUTSIDE THE SANTA MONICA COURTHOUSE, WHICH WAS GROUND ZERO FOR O.J. SIMPSON'S BIG LOSS LAST NIGHT.
IT WAS A MUCH DIFFERENT SCENE AS HE LEFT THE COURTHOUSE TO THE BOOS AND JEERS OF HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE GATHERED TO BE A PART OF HIS SECOND TEST BEFORE A JURY.
ALTHOUGH THE GOLDMAN FAMILY WAS CLEARLY RELIEVED BY THE DECISION...THIS IS A CASE THAT FOR OVER 2-AND-A-HALF YEARS HAS DIVIDED THE COUNTRY ALONG RACIAL LINES...AND OPINIONS ABOUT THE DECISION CERTAINLY HAVEN'T STOPPED. ALAN DERSHOWITZ, LAWYER:.it would be better for society had the juries been more racially mixed juries...maybe both verdicts are correct...this country has to learn with division."
WHILE PEOPLE CONTINUE TO DISAGREE ABOUT THE CASE... THE STREETS OF LOS ANGELES REMAINED QUIET AFTER THE VERDICT WAS ANNOUNCED.
SHOULD DEAL WITH THIS AFTERNOON'S HEARING ON DEFENSE OBJECTION TO TWO PLAINTIFF WITNESSES FOR PHASE TWO, THEN JURY RETURNING TOMORROW TO BEGIN HEARING EVIDENCE ON PUNITIVE DAMAGES.))

E-Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The eight- year- old Pittsylvania County boy charged with killing his stepfather is being released a from detention center.
The child's attorney won't confirm where the child is being taken but reports indicate the boy is being admitted to Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg.
The boy has been held in a Danville juvenile facility since he was charged last month with killing his 55- year- old stepfather.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co.;


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 in the courtroom.
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((GLENN BERGER/CHILD'S ATTORNEY:A MINOR HAS A RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND ALSO THE MEDIA HAS A RIGHT TO ACCESS AND IT'S A BALANCE OF THOSE TWO RIGHTS THAT THE COURT HAS TO MAKE A DECISION. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Berger declined to confirm where the child is being taken to protect the boy's privacy.

Barnette


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 96-106)
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Eleven new federal charges now face a Charlotte man in jail for the murder of a Roanoke woman.
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VO-NAT


Robin Williams tried to break up with Alquilia (A-QUILL-ia) Barnette in March of last year.
SUPER=04-Last Night;


According to Williams' mother, Barnette turned violent one month later.
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SOT 6:33:31
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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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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1996;


Robin Williams was badly burned in the incident, and Bertha Williams says her daughter reached out to the police for help-- but got none.
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SOT 6:42:10
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((BERTHA WILLIAMS/MURDER VICTIM'S MOTHER: SHE THOUGHT, MAMA, NOBODY CARES-- SHE SAID THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO KILL ME BEFORE ANYBODY DOES ANYTHING-- AND THAT HAPPENED. ))
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VO-NAT


In addition to murder charges, Barnette is accused of arson and carjacking in connection with events allegedly leading to the murder.
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STATE-UNION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton takes his education agenda on the road today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Last Night;


Education was one of the key themes of Mr. Clinton's state of the Union address last night-- he also called for campaign finance reform and and a balanced budget without a constitutional amendment.
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((BALANCING THE BUDGET REQUIRES ONLY YOUR VOTE AND MY SIGNATURE. IT DOES NOT REQUIRE US TO REWRITE OUR CONSTITUTION." ))
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J-C Watts gave the Republican response to President Clinton's address.
The Oklahoma Representative sounded traditional Republican themes of localizing government, family values and balancing the federal budget.
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((WE MUST GET OUR GOVERNMENT'S FINANCIAL AFFAIRS IN ORDER. THE BIGGEST STEP IN THAT DIRECTION IS AN AMENDMENT TO THE US CONSTITUTION THAT DEMANDS THAT THE FEDERAL BUDGET BALANCE ITS BOOKS. ))
SUPER=01-Rep. J.C. Watts/(R) Oklahoma;
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OUT Q=BALANCE ITS BOOKS.
ANCHOR=Melanie
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President Clinton will be at Augusta State University today to promote his proposed 20 percent increase in education spending.

Harriman


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


One of the people who helped Bill Clinton ascend to the presidency has died in Paris.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Seventy-six- year- old Pamela Harriman, the U-S ambassador to France, suffered a stroke on Monday.
Harriman was considered one of the most prominent women in Democratic politics.
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ISRAEL-COLLISION


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


Israel is observing a day of mourning following the worst military air disaster in its history.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Shaar Yeshuv, Israel;


Seventy-three soldiers died yesterday when two helicopters crashed on their way to southern Lebanon.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who visited the crash site, says investigators have not yet found the cause of the crash.
But he is defending his country's policy of maintaining a "security zone" in southern Lebanon.
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MISSING-PLANE


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


Meantime, a U-S military plane participating in joint maneuvers last night with the Israeli Navy is missing.
Officials say the S-3 Viking sub-chaser with four crewmen aboard, went down in the Mediterranean about 45 miles away from the carrier "Theodore Roosevelt."

S-Chopper-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-101
GRAPHIC=None


The U.S. Marines say night vision goggles were partially to blame for a crash that killed a Vinton man last year.
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VO-NAT on tape 96-45
SUPER=03-Camp Lejuene, NC/May 1996;


A marine report says a navigational error, and problems with night vision gear led to the crash of two helicopters during a training exercise.
14 people were killed, including Britt Stacey of Vinton.
The report says the crew on one helicopter lost sight of the other chopper.
The marine's night vision goggles are made by I-T-T in Roanoke, and Litton Industries in Arizona.
An I-T-T spokesperson says the company does not know who made the goggles involved in the crash.
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CITADEL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#FROM 96-98
GRAPHIC=citadel


A second male cadet has left the Citadel amid allegations that two female cadets were hazed and harassed.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


School officials have not release their names.
Nine other cadets still face disciplinary action stemming from allegations made by Jeanie Mentavlos and Kim Messer.
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E-Assisted-Suicide


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=Session 97


Virginia's Senate wants to send a message to doctors who might help their patients commit suicide.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The bill was one of the many controversies Virginia lawmakers raced through on Crossover Day.
It would make assisted suicide a criminal act.
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY: HE SAYS THE PRACTICE OF ASSISTED SUICIDE IS SO COMMON IN THE NETHERLANDS THAT THE LINE HAS BECOME BLURRED, AND DESPITE GUIDELINES, HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS ARE KILLED EVERY YEAR WITHOUT THEIR CONSENT.))
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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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SUPER=01-Sen. Joe Gartlan/(D) Fairfax; :15
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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.))
SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Dick Saslaw/(D) Fairfax; : :05
SUPER=01-Sen. Janet Howell/(D) Reston; :17
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The criminalization of assisted suicide has failed before on the House side -- where it heads next.
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E-Welfare


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=Welfare in Virginia


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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sot fred tape 11:29:11

((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.))

Tanglewood


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=none
Tanglewood Mall is making room for a major new tenant---


Mall management has confirmed book and music retailer Barnes and Noble is opening a superstore there in October.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Barnes and Noble will build in the space between J-C Penney and Kroger. Meanwhile, Carmike Cinemas Incorporated is replacing its current three- screen theatre with a 10- screen multi- plex.
The existing movie house closes February 13th.
It'll be torn down to make room for the new theatre, scheduled to open by the holiday movie season.
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TAYLOR


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


Elizabeth Taylor has been diagnosed with a benign brain tumor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;

4:30:00
Her publicist says doctors will operate to remove the tumor within two weeks.
The movie star and activist is waiting for the surgery until the day after an AIDS fundraiser that also celebrates her 65th birthday.
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Project-Link


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net (edit of 96-108)
GRAPHIC=none


Pre-natal care is an important element in keeping mothers and babies healthy.
It is even more crucial when the mothers were addicted to drugs and alcohol.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


In Virginia, and around the country, it's estimated that one in every eleven children has been exposed to illicit substances in utero.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


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.))
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VO-NAT


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.
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E-Cookin-Cheap


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=NONE


Laban (LAY-ban) Johnson and Larry Bly have been gracing the airways of the Roanoke Valley for 17 years.
Local success brought a national audience for Cookin' Cheap, and now as Joe Dashiell reports, a deal with a Cable Network.
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(( ))
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It's been 17 years, in fact, since Cookin Cheap first aired on Blue Ridge Public Television and began its surprising 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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IN Q=Mostly we realized

((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 entertaining blend of humor and home cooking.
Joe Dashiell News 7)) WEATHER
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Robertson


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=ROBERTSON


One of the most sought after high school football players in the state will sign with Virginia Tech.
George Washington Danville's Tyrone Robertson will make his announcement this afternoon.

Tech


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of TB97-1)
GRAPHIC=ATLANTIC 10


Virginia Tech took the win away from George Washington at the buzzer last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/ESPN2; :00


Ace Custis banks in this shot to open the scoring last night.
The Colonials Alexander Koul gets the hoop and draws the foul in the lane.
Jim Jackson would come through in the second half with this steal and breakaway jam.
But the game came down to the final possession with less than three seconds left. nat sound out at buzzer sound
Ace Custis's buzzer beater gives Tech a
SUPER=33-G. Washington/43/Virginia Tech/45;

45-to-43 win over G-W and puts Tech in second place in the A-10's Western division.
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Hornets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#bb97-4
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets won their 10th game in their last 13 outings thanks to three point bomber Dell Curry.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Wolves vs. Hornets; :00


Curry was 11 for 16 last night as he takes the feed inside from Vlade Divac and scores on the circus shot inside.
The Divac and Curry would work their magic again as Curry spots up from
outside the ring and drills the three SUPER=33-Minnesota/115/Charlotte/101;

pointer. He finishes with 30 points as the Hornets pound the T-wolves 115-to-101.
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Rodman


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=RODMAN


Basketball's Bad Boy is back in the N-B-A.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY/Last Week;


Dennis Rodman 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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Jets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
SS=Jets


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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((BILL BELICHICK/NEWS JETS HEAD COACH:))
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=hold


Not surprisingly, the Patriots have asked the NFL to look into this agreement.