12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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President Clinton sends Congress his proposal to balance the budget.
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Meantime, lawmakers consider legislation to prevent electronic eavesdropping on your cell phone calls. (/////////////)
TALENT=Patrick


Sunshine will give way to increasing clouds as we head into the evening hours. I'll have all the forecast details, plus a look at the latest in the world of sports.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away. News 7 at Noon is next.

Budget


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


President Clinton's 19-98 budget hit Capitol Hill this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


It promises to balance the books by 2002.
Under the plan, the deficit would actually rise in the coming fiscal year, and most of the savings needed to balance the budget would not happen until Mr. Clinton leaves office.
Leading Republicans say the spending plan does not go nearly far enough.
Meantime, President Clinton offered a confession today at a prayer breakfast.
He said Washington was in the grip of hypocrites, sometimes including himself.
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((IT'S LIKE SOMEBODY SAID...WERE' IN THE BREACH. ))
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VO-NAT


He said he gives in at times to the impulse to take political revenge.
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E-L'burg-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-107
GRAPHIC=NONE


Lynchburg school officials want to make it harder for people with a questionable past to be hired by their school system.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SUPER=01-Barry Campbell/Lynchburg Deputy School Supt.; :26
SUPER=01-Marty Harvey/Campbell Co. Schools; :53
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(( It seems like common sense.. don't hire a convicted criminal or sex offender to work in your city schools.
But until now, Lynchburg's screening process has consisted of just a few questions on the job application and a local criminal history check.
That should change next fall when prospective employees will undergo extensive criminal background examinations, including the list of known sex offenders, BEFORE they're offered a job.
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SOT 11:25:08
IN Q=When you do

((BARRY CAMPBELL/LYNCHBURG DEPUTY SCHOOL SUPT.: WHEN YOU DO SEE INSTANCES OCCUR NATIONALLY AND OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND OTHER PLACES, IT MAKES YOU STOP AND PAUSE AND THINK `COULD THAT HAPPEN HERE?' THAT'S BEEN ONE OF THE REASONS WE'VE GONE FORWARD WITH THIS POLICY TO PUT IN PLACE SOME OF THE MOST EXHAUSTIVE SAFEGUARDS WE CAN.))
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Lynchburg is finally catching up with what state law has allowed for years.
Other area school systems already conduct full background checks.. it can be costly, but officials say they can't afford NOT to.
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SOT 13:59:43
IN Q=If we haven't

((MARTY HARVEY/CAMPBELL CO. SCHOOLS: IF WE HAVEN'T DONE A GOOD JOB OF SCREENING PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, THAT'S GOING TO COME BACK TO HAUNT US.))
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Standup
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((But even with a screening process, there's no telling what a CURRENT school employee might do. In the last year in Bedford County a bus driver has been accused of child molestation and an elementary school janitor charged with selling crack cocaine. Both passed their initial background check when they were hired. Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))
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FBI


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


More accusations of sloppy work at the F-B-I crime lab's explosives unit.
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VO-NAT


In summaries of statements obtained by C-B-S News one agent says workers in the unit purportedly drank liquor and played poker while on duty.
The lab is the subject of a Justice Department probe that resulted in four lab workers being removed from their jobs.
Three are senior F-B-I agents who handled evidence in the Oklahoma City bombing case.
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cell-phones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=cell phone


Cell phone conversations are becoming public domain with the help of a simple radio scanner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Capitol Hill;


Yesterday a House committee took up the problem of cellular security.
Lawmakers got a first hand look at how a scanner can be modified to pick up cell phone calls.
It was demonstrated right in the hearing room with a scanner picking up a congressman's call.
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((nats of phone conversation ))
SUPER=01-Rep. Ed Markey/(D) Massachusetts;
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Lawmakers are considering legislation to toughen existing laws against equipment alterations to prevent so called "electronic stalking."
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

p-local-cell


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-06

wipe/wipe/wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The manager of the Radio Shack at Tanglewood Mall says some customers DO inquire about scanners they can buy to listen to cell-phone calls.
Dan Wendell says the models sold in his store need to be illegally altered to pick up phone calls....so usually the buyers go elsewhere.
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SOT 7:36:22
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((DAN WENDELL/RADIO SHACK MANAGER: PEOPLE WILL GO LOOKING FOR USED MODELS OR WHATEVER, SEEING IF THEY CAN FIND SOMETHING THAT PICKS UP THESE THINGS. IT'S NOT ANYTHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO REFER THEM TO, OF COURSE YOU HEAR ABOUT THESE PEOPLE TRYING TO FIND AND OLD MODEL.))
SUPER=01-Dan Wendell/Radio Shack Manager;
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VO-NAT


Wendell also carries Cell-Phones at his store.
He says many customers are not aware their private phone calls may become conference calls without their knowledge.
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SOT 7:37:43
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((THE AVERAGE JOE, NO PROBABLY ISN'T AWARE, AT LEAST NOT FRONT OF MIND, THAT THIS IS HAPPENING. ))
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=cell phones


Some magazines carry ads, explaining how people can adjust their scanners to listen to phone calls.

Simpson


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


After a day off, the jury that holds O-J Simpson responsible for the death of Ron Goldman and the battery of his ex-wife, returns to a Santa Monica Courtroom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA;


The panel must still decide whether Simpson will have to pay punitive damages.
In a couple of hours jurors will hear testimony on just how much Simpson is worth.
The panel has already ordered Simpson to pay eight and a half million dollars in compensatory damages.
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S-OJ-React


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-102
GRAPHIC=OJ Simpson


The two Simpson verdicts have some people confused.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles/Tuesday Night;


How can one jury find him not guilty, and then another jury find him responsible for the crimes?
SUPER=03-Lexington;


We asked a Washington and Lee Law professor if the fact that neither jury was racially balanced taints the verdicts.
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SOT 14:03:06
IN Q=and we did see

((JIM PHEMISTER/W & L LAW PROFESSOR; WE DID SEE A PREDOMINANTLY PERSON OF COLOR JURY IN THE CRIMINAL CASE RETURN A VERDICT IN OJ SIMPSON'S FAVOR AND HERE A PREDOMINANTLY WHITE JURY RETURNS A VERDICT AGAINST OJ SIMPSON AND SO ONE HAS TO WONDER IF RACE IS A FACTOR AND I GUESS THE ONLY ANSWER TO THAT IS AS MUCH IN THIS CASE AS ANY OTHER FACTOR. I DON'T THINK IT TAINTS IT, IT'S SIMPLY A FACT OF LIFE IN AMERICA AND THE REST OF THE WORLD.))
SUPER=01-Jim Phemister/W&L Law Professor;
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Phemister (FEM-is-ter) notes it's against the law to exclude a juror based on race alone.

OBSERVATORY-FIRE


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


Fire has engulfed Russia's largest and oldest astronomical observatory and destroyed many rare books.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-St. Petersburg, Russia/Yesterday;


It took firemen hours to put out the early morning blaze at the St. Petersburg observatory, the main observatory of the Russian Academy Of Sciences.
Authorities are still investigating the cause and have not ruled out arson.
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P-Drug-Bust


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#596-45
GRAPHIC=drug bust


Nine months of undercover work were showcased yesterday by the Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Earlier in the week, the task force arrested 27 people on drug charges.
They also confiscated cocaine, marijuana and several prescription drugs allegedly stolen from a Lexington nursing home by a worker.
Police Chief Bruce Beard has been with the department for 27 years.
This is the biggest single drug roundup he's seen.
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((CHIEF BRUCE BEARD/LEXINGTON POLICE DEPT.; IN A SMALL COMMUNITY LIKE THIS WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT DRUG FREE BUT UNFORTUNATELY THAT'S NOT THE CASE, WE HAVE THE SAME PROBLEMS THAT OTHER JURISDICTIONS HAVE. ))
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The Rockbridge task force has made a total of 299 arrests since it formed in 19-94.

Reagan-bday


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


A birthday for a former President.
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VO-NAT
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Ronald Reagan turned 86 today.
Mr. Reagan and former first lady Nancy Reagan, plan to celebrate his birthday privately at their home in California.
Mr. Reagan suffers from Alzheimer's disease.
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Hopkins


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 96-109)
GRAPHIC=NONE


The director of George Allen's most embattled agency received final General Assembly approval yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Tom Hopkins' seven month tenure at the Department of Environmental Quality was re-affirmed with 65 votes.
34 lawmakers did NOT vote or pleaded a conflict.
One voted against him.
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((THE DEPARTMENT GETS NO RESPECT...RODNEY DANGERFIELD OF STATE AGENCIES.))
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Democrats have criticized what they see as political plotting and lax enforcement of pollution laws.
But the majority refused to make history by rejecting a Governor's appointment.
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((SO I WILL.. VOTE FOR HIM.))
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Hopkins already has Senate approval... plus a Republican mandate to come back with an action plan for fixing D-E-Q's problems.
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Goode


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#none
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It's another committee assignment for Virginia's newest Congressman.
Southside Democrat Virgil Goode will sit on the House Committee on Small Business.
It oversees the Small Business Administration.
Goode already had a seat on the Agriculture Committee.

E-Henry-Curfew


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-108
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The idea of a city-wide curfew is not something a group Martinsville teens is supporting.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Tuesday;


The students, members of the Martinsville/Henry County Youth Council, gathered to voice their opposition.
City leaders are planning to mail a survey to Martinsville residents later this week asking if a curfew is needed.
The students believe an ordinance would unfairly punish most teenagers.
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((RUSTY LAW/YOUTH COUNCIL CHAIRMAN:AS FAR AS THE OLDER TEENAGERS ARE CONCERNED THERE'S NOT MANY PLACES TO GO AT NIGHT AND SO PEOPLE HANG OUT IN CITY STREETS AND IT'S NOT NECESSARILY SO MUCH TROUBLE THAT'S BEING CREATED, IT'S JUST THE FACT THAT PEOPLE DON'T LIKE YOUNG PEOPLE HANGING OUT, I MEAN WE SHOWED SOME STATS, THERE HASN'T BEEN THAT MUCH CRIME COMMITTED BY JUVENILES.))
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VO-NAT


If a curfew is passed by City Council, there's a possibility it would be modeled after Danville, where a curfew has been in effect for more than a year.
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E-Rainbow-Suspect


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Police in West Virginia say the right man was convicted for the 19-80 murders of two Rainbow Family members.
Jacob Beard was sentenced to two life terms.
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But last fall white supremacist Joseph Franklin said HE shot and killed the two women while on a cross-country murder spree.
After investigating Franklin's claims state police say they are sure Franklin did not do it- and that his descriptions of the killings do not match evidence.
Nancy Santomero and Vicki Durian were murdered in Pocahontas County while hitchhiking to a gathering of the Rainbow Family.
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Electrocution


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#96-49
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


A mining company now faces a lawsuit from the brother of a 15- year- old boy who was electrocuted.
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VO-NAT 96-49, Electrocution:7/22/96
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./July 1996;


Edward Bowden contends in the suit filed yesterday in Roanoke that the James River Limestone Company turned a popular James River fishing hole into a death trap.
The suit contends that a pump with faulty wiring caused the death of Eric Bowden last July.
The teen slipped off a rock and fell into the water. Rescue efforts failed.
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E-Burns


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=None


Thomas Jefferson is coming to television.
The man who brought tourists to Virginia by the thousands with his Civil War documentary is now focusing on this famous Virginian.
Ellen Qualls got a sneak peak at Ken Burns' new work.
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Virginia's staunchest bastion of tradition seldom gives as warm a welcome to those Hollywood types.
But the maker of "Thomas Jefferson," a two-part documentary of the Commonwealth's favorite son is different.
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((KEN BURNS: HE DISTILLED A CENTURY OF ENLIGHTENMENT THINKING INTO ONE REMARKABLE SENTENCE WHICH BEGINS "WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO BE SELF-EVIDENT THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL." AND YET HE OWNED MORE THAN 200 HUMAN BEINGS, AND NEVER SAW FIT IN HIS LIFE TO FREE THEM.))
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350-thousand Virginia tax dollars helped underwrite the project.

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((ANOTHER QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS WENT INTO ORGANIZING AND PROMOTING A JEFFERSON DRIVING TOUR THAT INCLUDES NINE STOPS. AMONG THEM, THE STATE CAPITOL HE DESIGNED.))
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Also, the geological wonder of Natural Bridge -- which Jefferson purchased from King George the third.
And his country retreat, the Lynchburg area's Poplar Forest.
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((SEN. STEVE NEWMAN: TOURISM HELPS US OUT TO A COUPLE OF BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR. AND NOW THAT WE HAVE POPLAR FOREST, IT'S CERTAINLY A JEWEL IN OUR CAP AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE TELL EVERYONE ABOUT IT.))
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((KEN BURNS: HE REMAINED A PUZZLE EVEN TO THOSE WHO THOUGHT THEY KNEW HIM BEST. EMBODIED CONTRADICTIONS COMMON TO THE COUNTRY WHOSE INDEPENDENCE IT FELL TO HIM TO PROCLAIM, IN WORDS WHOSE PRECISE MEANING AMERICANS HAVE DEBATED EVER SINCE.))
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Tune in to PBS February 18th.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Cheerleaders


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=none


They've cheered their way to sunny Florida for the second year in a row.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Lord Botetourt's cheerleading squad left Roanoke this morning-- bound for the national competition in Orlando.
Squad members say school spirit is a long- respected tradition at Lord Botetourt.
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((JENNIFER TURNER/LORD BOTETOURT SENIOR: WE'VE ALWAYS HAD A STRONG PROGRAM AND A LOT OF COMPETITIONS, A LOT OF GAMES, A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM OUR FANS.))
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The school has QUALIFIED for the event three times in as many years.
Some of these girls have made the trip down south before-- but the excitement is even greater for first- timers.
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((HEATHER HOPRICH/LORD BOTETOURT SOPHOMORE:I'M VERY EXCITED. WE'RE ALL- THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR GOING. SO, IT'S EXCITING. I'VE NEVER BEEN TO FLORIDA BEFORE, SO IT'S GOING TO BE FUN. ))
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Lord Botetourt is competing against 25 other squads in its category.
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WEATHER
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Forecasts
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E-CFW


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=None


After almost a year of negotiations employees at the C-F-W Directory Assistance Center in Clifton Forge have a new four year contract.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Clifton Forge/December;


The deal calls for wage increases of roughly four- percent the first two years.
It also addresses concerns both parties had about temporary workers.
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JMU


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-3)
GRAPHIC=CAA


The V-C-U Rams tried to tip the scales in their favor against J-M-U last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Richmond/Dukes vs. Rams - HTS; :00


Chatney Howard makes the steal and converts the breakaway into a one handed slam dunk to put J-M-U in front midway through the first half.
Marcus Reed makes the circus scoop to tie the game at the half.
Reed, a Staunton native who led Robert E. Lee to the Group Two-A championship in 19-91, had
SUPER=33-James Madison/60/V.C.U./72;

a career high 18 points.
V-C-U beats James Madison 72-to-60 for the Rams fifth straight win.
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Averett


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of s7-1)
GRAPHIC=ferrum


It was the battle of the big cats last night in Danville as the Ferrum College Panthers tangled with the Averett Cougars.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Danville/Ferrum vs. Averett;


Ed Gwynn goes behind his back and to the rack for the score as the Cougars set the tone for the night.
Rodney Ponzo would get into the mix for Ferrum, dropping in this bucket.
But Averett's Jay Tate was on fire! First with the three from the left corner. Then from the left wing with another three.
SUPER=33-Ferrum/85/Averett/94;


DeMarcus Morrison scores with ease as Averett BEATS Ferrum 94-to-85.
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RADFORD


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=HIGH SCHOOL


In high school hoops,
The Hogoheegee's George Wythe Maroons battled Three Rivers member Radford.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Radford/G. Wythe vs. Radford;


George Wythe would take the early lead as Justin Bourne hooks up with Brian Barnes inside, and he nails the short jumper.
Midway through the second quarter Radford would close the gap as Joe Housel passes to Tony Hash for the jumper.
SUPER=33-George Wythe/56/Radford/50;


George Wythe led by four at halftime and kept it rolling on Lance Goff's assist to Damien Taylor.
George Wythe beat Radford 56 to 50.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=high school


Also, last night the Rockbridge County Wildcats beat Harrisonburg 69-to-66.

Bullets


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=ACC


In the A-C-C last night the Maryland Terrapins improved their record to 18-and-4 with a win over N-C State.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-College Park, MD/Wolfpack vs. Terps; :00


Maryland star Keith Booth would take his game to another level last night as he finishes with the two handed jam.
Then the Terps went to the alley-oop.
SUPER=33-N.C. State/55/Maryland #7/66;

Leron Profit throws it down as the Terps beat the Pack at Cole Field house 66-to-55.
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CRAYONS


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


Crayola has introduced eight new crayon colors but the colors do not have names.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


Children across the country are being asked to enter a contest, to match the crayon colors with the names of their heroes.
The winners will be announced in October.
These are the first new colors by Crayola in four years.
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Rhino


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


San Diego's Wild Animal Park welcomed a new member to its ranks.
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VO-NAT 04:27:28
SUPER=03-San Diego, CA;


Official says the rhino baby, named U-tamo, weighed in at a hefty 137 pounds.
Veterinarians examining the newborn put a cast on the young one because she was born with a weakness in her left rear leg.
Putting the cast presented a challenge, but a team of animal keepers managed (-------------) to get the newborn away from her protective mother.