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1-News-Heads

ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
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Coming up next on News 7 at 6... a professional boxer from Martinsville is facing drug charges.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And the IRS is interviewing local victims of an alleged tax scheme.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, Mike Skinner captured the pole position for next Sunday's Daytona 500 and Virginia loses on the road at North Carolina. WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


The snow has left the region, except for some lingering flurries and drizzle.
The storm will move to the northeast and we should get a few days to dry out.
The complete details ahead.

McCall


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-107
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A pro-boxer from Martinsville is in trouble both inside, and outside the ring.
Oliver McCall lost his W-B-C heavyweight title bout with Lennox Lewis last night, after he apparently just stopped fighting.
News 7 has learned McCall now faces drug charges in Henry County.
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SUPER=@File;


Sheriff's officials say the grand jury handed down an indictment last week, charging McCall with cocaine possession.
They haven't been able to serve McCall yet because he's been in Nevada preparing for last night's fight.
This isn't the first time McCall has been in trouble with area police.
He was charged with driving under the influence and disorderly conduct last year in Martinsville.
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/Last Night;


In a side note from last night's fight, the Nevada State Athletic Commission is holding up McCall's three million-dollar purse because of the fighter's lack of effort.
Roy Stanley will have more on that in sports.
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Tax-Protester


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-04
GRAPHIC=Taxes


The Internal Revenue Service is interviewing victims of an alleged tax scheme.
I-R-S investigators met with Boyd Wade this morning in Staunton.
Wade says the I-R-S asked him to recount his story.
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SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.;


Wade and some of his co- workers in Rockbridge County have been fined upwards of 15- hundred dollars for filing amended tax returns.
He says Randall Breeden led them to believe the federal government can't tax their wages.
Breeden has refused an on-camera interview with News 7.
But did tell us he agreed to "educate" these people for 150- dollars and 20- percent of anything the I-R-S returned them.
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ANCHOR=Eric
SS=Taxes


Wade says the I-R-S would not say what action, if any, they planned to take in the future.

Floyd-Teacher


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Floyd County school teacher has been convicted for illegally transporting animals.
Officials say Donnie Quesenberry of Floyd County brought foxes into Virginia, Kentucky and North Carolina with several other men.
Quesenberry, who teaches at Indian Valley Elementary School, was convicted this week in U-S District Court in Abingdon for selling the animals without permits and health certificates showing them to be disease-free.
He was fined four-thousand dollars, sentenced to six months' home confinement and put on a year's probation.

Snow


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-104
GRAPHIC=Winter Wx


Old man winter returned to Virginia dropping snow from Bristol to Lynchburg.
The New River Valley was the hardest hit with five to six inches.
V-DOT officials recommend using snow tires in that area.
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They say the main roads in the viewing area are clear, but wet.
Road crews are now treating the secondary roads.
At this time everything is passible.
For some the snow was a minor nuisance.
Others saw it as a welcomed change.
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SOT 12:33:41
IN Q=I've been stuck

((MICHAEL WHITE: I'VE BEEN STUCK IN TRAFFIC. I WENT TO GET MY OIL CHANGED. I HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN THIS GO TO WAL MART.)) ((MARTY GLISSON: WE'RE GOING TO BUILD THE BIGGEST SNOWMAN CAUSE IT'S SO
PACKABLE. SEE THE LAST ONE WASN'T SOT THIS ONE IS.))

((VICKIE POLLARD: WE'RE FROM MISSISSIPPI. WE JUST MOVED HERE TWO WEEKS AGO. IT'S BEEN GREAT SEEING ALL THE SNOW FALL CAUSE IN JACKSON YOU HARDLY EVER SEE SNOW.))
SUPER=07-Michael White; :00
SUPER=07-Marty Glisson; :09
SUPER=07-Vickie Pollard; :14
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It seems most people just decided to stay home and enjoy the weather.
State police are not reporting any serious accidents.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at Six-- It's the end of an era as all Best Products stores close forever.
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and Danville National Guardsmen are ready to help keep the peace in Bosnia.
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ANCHOR=Andrew

wx ad lib Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Danville-Guard


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 96-108 ; 97-1
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


National guardsmen in Danville will arrive in Bosnia earlier than expected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Last Month;


The 46- man unit will continue to train at Fort Pickett in Blackstone until tomorrow when the unit will leave for Fort Benning, Georgia.
Governor Allen is scheduled to speak to the group as part of a farewell ceremony.
The guardsmen will train in Georgia for two to three weeks before departing for Bosnia in mid- March.
The national guardsmen are members of the Fire Support Element.
They coordinate and plan artillery support.
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FDA-Deal


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Tobacco


A deal may be in the works between the Food and Drug Administration and the tobacco industry.
That's according to North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt.
He told tobacco growers in Raleigh yesterday there's a strong possibility that the F-D-A would reduce its interest in regulating tobacco as a drug.
In return, the tobacco industry would have to develop a strong program to stop teen-age smoking.
SS=Allen, George


Virginia Governor George Allen tells NEWS 7 that he and Governor Hunt discussed many things at the national governor's conference earlier this week -- but the topic of secret negotiations with the FDA was NOT among them.
The FDA case goes before a federal court in Greensboro on Monday.

Mental-Health


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-102
GRAPHIC=None


Keeping children close to home during a crisis only seems natural.
But until recently many children needing emergency mental health care were sent out of the area to state hospitals.
"Keeping Our Kids At Home" is a community crisis stabilization pilot program.
Denise ALlen explains how it works.
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IN Q=Peter Trudell
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Mary Trudell/Peter's Mom; :10
SUPER=07-Peter Trudell; :33 QUICK!
SUPER=01-Cindy Goldstein/In-Home Counselor; :48
SUPER=01-Dr. Himanshu Patel/Child Psychologist; 1:33
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((Peter Trudell looks like any other eight and a half year old boy.
But his mother says his hyperactivity and his oppositional defiant behavior disorder made him difficult to handle.
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SOT 4:44:16
IN Q=The frustration

((MARY TRUDELL/PETER'S MOM: THE FRUSTRATION LEVEL FOR ME WAS JUST INCREDIBLE AND SO I HAD ASKED FOR HELP WITH THIS BECAUSE I WAS AT MY ROPES' END.))
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Through Blue Ridge Community Services Mary and Peter received in home intervention.
A counselor visited five times a week for up to two hours a day.
This intensive in-home care lasts for a month.
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((PETER TRUDELL: IT HELPED ME TO TALK ABOUT THINGS.))
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((PETER WAS AT A POINT WHERE HE WAS SHOWING A LOT OF ANGER AND THIS HELPED HIM TO OPEN UP, TO START TALKING ABOUT HIS FEELINGS.))
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IN Q=WHAT HAPPENS

((CINDY GOLDSTEIN/IN-HOME COUNSELOR: WHAT HAPPENS TO A CHILD AFFECTS THE WHOLE FAMILY AND VICE VERSA. YOU'RE NOT ONLY HELPING THE CHILD STABILIZE IN WHATEVER MANNER, BUT HELP MAYBE PARENTING SKILLS.))
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Peter is not alone.
More and more children, many as young as three are in need of mental health care.
This pilot program runs on a budget of about 170-thousand dollars, but it has saved the state more than 630-thousand dollars in state hospital costs during its first year.
The program uses in-home care, inpatient care at the Lewis Gale Psychiatric Center or day treatment to keep the child close to home.
Dr. Patel bridges the gap between the public and private sectors and says this program is less traumatic for everyone involved.
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IN Q=WHICH HAS ALWAYS

((DR. HIMANSHU PATEL/CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST: WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN A DRAWBACK OF THE STATE FACILITIES. THEY'VE ALWAYS BEEN AT A DISTANCE. FAMILIES DON'T HAVE TRANSPORTATION AND THAT MAKES IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR THE FAMILIES TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE WHOLE PROGRAM.))
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Patel says this program helps children get better faster.
Mary Trudell calls the program a Godsend, not only is her son improving, but she says she's learned a better way to parent him.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Best


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 97-3
GRAPHIC=Business Closing


This weekend is marking the end of an era in Virginia and 23 other states.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


All Best Products stores will be closing their doors for good tomorrow, bringing the one-time retailing giant's demise to a conclusion.
Best pioneered catalog showrooms in Richmond in 19-57 and grew into a two-point-one billion dollar industry before competition drove it under.
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Lime-Kiln


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=NONE


Financial cutbacks at an outdoor theater in Lexington won't mean the final curtain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington/File Tape;


In July, the Lime Kiln receives its final installment of a five- year grant.
The Lila Wallace Readers' Digest has provided more than 400- thousand dollars for the theater.
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IN Q=It's not going

((BARRY MINES/LIME KILN ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE END OF THE WORLD BUT I'M NOT SO SILLY TO SAY IT'S NOT GOING TO BE ONE HECK OF A CHALLENGE TO KEEP US ON THE RIGHT TRACK AND KEEP US GOING.))
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OUT Q=keep us going.
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SUPER=04-Yesterday;


The grant has made up between 12 and 15 percent of Lime Kiln's budget.
Mines says the organization will have to be more agressive during the theater's off-season.
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IN Q=Throughout the rest

((MINES: THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE YEAR WE'LL DO SOME TOURING. WE IDENTIFIED SOME MARKETS AND SOME TACTICS TO GET TOURING SHOWS THAT WILL BRING SOME ADDITIONAL REVENUE. ))
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OUT Q=additional revenue.
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Theater officials say as competition for federal and foundation money increases, Lime Kiln, will rely more on the private sector for its support.
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On-Record


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-105
GRAPHIC=None


The U-S Corps of Engineers is in its final stages of completing a multi-million dollar floodwall in Buena Vista.
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SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


For several years, the corp has been working on the project which will control water flow and prevent water from backing up into the city.
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((JODY BLACKBURN/US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS: WE'RE ABOUT 75 PERCENT COMPLETE. IT INVOLVES THE CONSTRUCTION OF OVER 5000 FEET OF COMBINATION OF LEVEE AND FLOOD WALL.))
SUPER=01-Jody Blackburn/US Army Corps of Engineers;
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OUT Q=and flood wall.
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Buena Vista has been hit by several floods in the past 30 years.
The wall is designed to take on the greatest flood of record.
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IN Q=The biggest floods

((STEPHEN KING/BUENA VISTA ENGINEER: THE BIGGEST FLOODS WE'VE HAD ARE '69 WHICH IS THE BIGGEST FLOOD OF RECORD AND ALSO 1985. THE PROJECT IS TO PROVIDE PROTECTION FOR THE GREATEST FLOOD OF RECORD WHICH IS 69. ))
SUPER=01-Stephen King/Buena Vista Engineer; QUICK!!!
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OUT Q=which in 1969.
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To find out more about the floodwall watch On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Eric
SS=none


If you're wondering how today's snow is affecting area ski resorts, stay tuned.
We'll have the latest skiing conditions.
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and Senior Bowlers from across the state are trying to knock down a spot at the national competition.
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Senior-Bowling


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 96-101
GRAPHIC=Bowling


A little snow didn't stop the Virginia State Senior Tournament from getting underway at the All-Star Bowling lanes in Roanoke.
More than a thousand bowlers from all over the state are spending their February weekends competing for a spot at the national seniors bowling tournament.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This is the first time in 10 years that the Star City has hosted the state tournament.
During that time 83 year-old Thelma Manning has helped Roanoke's senior league grow into one of the largest in the state.
Thelma says word of mouth has attracted many new bowlers to the league.
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IN Q=YOU HAVE MORE

((THELMA MANNING/GOODTIMERS SENIOR BOWLING LEAGUE: YOU HAVE MORE TIME TO GET ACQUAINTED WITH PEOPLE THAN WHEN YOU WORKED. SEE I WORKED ALL MY LIFE, RETIRED IN '78 AND IN '85 I LEARNED I COULD BOWL.))
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Thelma says while the object is to bowl well, the most important thing is to have fun and make friends.
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IN Q=WELL I WILL

((WELL I WILL TELL YOU HONEY, PEOPLE GET OUT OF THE FOUR WALLS AND COME OUT AND BOWL AND MEET EVERYBODY AND HAVE A DIFFERENCE PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS LIFE. IT DOES GIVE YOU SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR WHEN YOU GET OLDER.))
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Bowlers range in age from 50 to 89.
More senior bowlers will make trips to Roanoke during the next two weekends.
The state league will sponsor the winners' trips to Reno, Nevada, for the national tournament in May.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Rain delayed qualifying for next weekends Daytona 500 Clemson beats Maryland in the A-C-C.
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The Tar Heels of North Carolina continue to dominate Virginia on their home floor.
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S-Qualifying


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=Daytona 500


A rookie will start on the pole for next Sunday's Daytona 500. Mike Skinner turned the track at a speed of 189 point 813 miles per hour. Steve Grissom will start on the outside.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL/ESPN2; :


Rusty Wallace, one of the fastest cars on the track this morning turned in the fourth fastest speed of 189 point 179.
For the top 25 times today lets check the boards.
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WIPE TO QUALIFYING
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SUPER=X5013;
SUPER=0107-1. Mike Skinner/189.813/2. Steve Grissom//3. Dale Jarrett//4. Rusty

Wallace//5. Bobby Hillin //;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0107-6. John Andretti//7. Ernie Irvan//8. Loy Allen//9. Greg Sacks//10.

Dale Earnhardt//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-11. Geoff Bodine//12. Robbie Gordon//13. Dick Trickle//14. Darrell

Waltrip//15. Jimmy Spencer//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-16. Bill Elliott//17. Derrike Cope//18. Kenny Wallace//19. Bobby

Labonte//20. Wally Dallenbach//;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0107-21. Ricky Rudd//22. Jeff Gordon//23. Sterling Marlin//24. Terry

Labonte//25. Rick Barkdoll//;
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Rick Mast of Rockbridge-Baths qualified 27-th.

S-Jarrett


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=DAYTONA LOGO


Dale Jarrett was third fastest during today time trials, and he will now have to lock down his starting spot in the Daytona 500 in next Thursday's qualifying races.
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SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; ;00

But there is now doubt, Jarrett will be the man to beat in the coming days.
He won the Busch Clash last February and then won his second Daytona 500 title.
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((DALE JARRETT/TWO-TIME DAYTONA 500 WINNER:))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Two-Time Daytona 500 Winner; :00
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OUT Q=...TO MY LIST."
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=UVA Hoops


The Virginia Cavaliers have not won at North Carolina since 1981. This afternoon the Tar Heels continued that streak beating Virginia 81 to 57.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chapel Hill, NC/ABC SPORTS; :


The Cavaliers needing a win to get above 500 in the conference.
But Carolina's Vince Carter goes to the hoop pounding the boards for the rebound and stick-back and Carolina led 15 to 14.
Virginia fell behind by four but when Harold Deane pulled up and hit this three pointer the Cavaliers trailed by one.
Carolina finished the half strong behind Serge Zwikker he scores and the Tar Heels led at the break 42 to 30.
The Tar Heels came out running to open the second half Harold Jamison gets out on the break for the jam and a 23 point lead.
Deane was the only fire power the Cavaliers had in the game his jumper off the glass made it 55 to 36.
Zwikker had one of his better SUPER=33-North

Carolina/81/Virginia/57/;games of the season again hitting the short jumper and North Carolina beats Virginia 81 to 57.
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S-ACC


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


In other A-C-C action this afternoon, The Clemson Tigers get a big win over Maryland this afternoon 80 to 68.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Clemson, SC/Tigers vs Terps; :


Gary Williams on the sideline in the second half of the game.
Clemson's Terrell McIntyre took control of the game here he hits the three pointer and the Tigers led 44 to 32.
The next trip down the court Clemson goes to Merrill Code he pulls up and hits the three and the Tigers led 47 to 32.
Maryland went cold in the second half and with about 12 minutes left this Keith Booth drive to the hook cut the lead to 10.
But the Tigers went back up by 15 SUPER=33-Clemson/80/Maryland/68/;and

Clemson sweeps the series with Maryland beating the Terps 80 to 68.
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S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


The Virginia Tech Hokies were on the road this afternoon at Fordham and the Hokies win the game by a score of 50 to 32.
In Lexington, The Citadel beat V-M-I this afternoon 81 to 74.
And Hampden-Sydney beat Roanoke 78 to 74 The Maroons losing their fifth straight game.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ICE-97
GRAPHIC=Express/Toledo


The Express hits the round house ice tonight for a 7:30 showdown with the Toledo storm.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night; :00


Last night, Roanoke beat Knoxville 5-3 thanks to a fast start. The Express got two goals from Jeff Jablonski and a goal from rookie Jeff Cowan.
Cowan, along with Matt o'dette are two players the AHL Saint John Flames are looking at this week to help build up their line up.
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IN Q=Right now

((JEFF PERRY/SAINT JOHN ASSISTANT COACH AND SCOUT:))
SUPER=01-Jeff Perry/St. John Assistant Coach and Scout; :00
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OUT Q=...great strides"
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S-Boxing


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-23
GRAPHIC=Boxing Logo


Last night in Las Vegas, Boxing fans saw one of the most bizarre endings to a bout in the history of the sport.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/HBO SPORTS; :


Lennox Lewis and Oliver McCall were fighting for the vacant W-B-C heavyweight title.
McCall appeared to be confused throughout the bout and he couldn't connect on any of his punches.
McCall walked around the ring at the end of the fourth round and the bout was stopped by referee Mills 55 seconds into the fifth round when McCall refused to protect himself.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission held up McCall's three million dollar purse for his lack of effort. (-------------) With the victory Lewis is 30 and 1.