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Coming up-
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Just what's going on at an area High School. One group says racism.
How would you like fighter jets flying over your home? Find out about the fight to keep the jets away.
More information on the Jon Bonet Ramsey case.
And the stars came out- for Elizabeth Taylor.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
A group in Wythe County is alleging racism at a Wythe County High School.
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The Concerned Citizens network says some students at George Wythe High School have used racial slurs and thrown nooses at African American students.
They say the school system isn't doing enough about it.
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Boulder Colorado police have wrapped up two days of interviews in Georgia in the Jon Bonet Ramsey murder investigation.
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And a celebration for Liz Taylor's 65th birthday. We'll have highlights.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Wythe-school


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#97-6
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Students at a Wythe County High School say they are the victims of racism.
They also say their pleas for help have fallen on deaf ears.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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((Two weeks ago, some black students at George Wythe High School said the racism became too much to bear.
The students say some white students use racial slurs, and began to wear nooses on their clothing.
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((MARRETTA WITCHER/12TH GRADE: WE HAVE PEOPLE THROWING THESE NOOSES AT US AND SPITTING IN OUR FOOD AND EVERYTHING, AND THEY GET AWAY WITH DOING STUFF LIKE THAT. ))
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((JERMAINE CROCKETT/11TH GRADE: THEY ALL WEAR JACKETS AND THEY ALL WALK AROUND, AND THEY'RE THE ONES THAT HAD THE NOOSES ON THEIR JACKETS AND THEY'LL CALL YOU...YOU'LL WALK BY AND YOU'LL HEAR THEM SAY NIGGER, AND ALL THIS STUFF.))
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The black students are part of the Concerned Citizens network. The group was founded two years ago in response to growing racial problems, and is helping the students present their case to the principal and the school board.
George Wythe's principal says his high school is not a hostile environment for Black Students-- in fact, the student body president is African American.
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((PRINCIPAL: WE HAVE DEALT WITH IT ACCORDING TO THE POLICY OF WYTHE COUNTY SCHOOLS AND GEORGE WYTHE HIGH SCHOOL.))
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These George Wythe students agree with their principal-- they don't see RECENT RACIST events as an overwhelming problem.
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((LANCE GOFF/GEORGE WYTHE STUDENT: IT'S NOT A GANG, OR NOTHING LIKE THAT, IT'S JUST A GROUP OF FRIENDS WHO DECIDED TO DO WHAT THEY DID.))
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((DAMIEN TAYLOR/GEORGE WYTHE STUDENT: IT REALLY AIN'T BOTHERED ME NONE..I MEAN.. I JUST LET IT SLIDE. MY FOUR YEARS HAVE BEEN GOOD HERE. I AIN'T GONNA LET IT BOTHER ME NONE.))
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((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER: GEORGE WYTHE'S PRINCIPAL IS CONFIDENT HIS ADMINISTRATION IS ADDRESSING ALL RACIAL ISSUES AT THE SCHOOL. THE CONCERNED CITIZENS NETWORK ISN'T SO SURE. THEY THINK MORE WILL BE DONE WHEN THE STATE SCHOOL BOARD PAYS A VISIT. ANDREW FREIDEN NEWS 7.))
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Smyth-Murder


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A shooting early this morning in Smyth County claimed three lives.
Investigators believe 26- year- old Eric Shazier (SHAY-zer) shot his girlfriend and their 21- month - old son before killing himself.
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Police say the first shots were fired at a home in Chilhowie, where Michelle Olson was killed, and another man was wounded. Shazier then fled with the child.
The two were later found at the Hungry Mother Campground when Shazier's car crashed into a motor home.
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((CLEVE COMPTON/CAMPGROUND OWNER: A CAR HAD RUN THROUGH A GATE WE HAD UP HERE ON THE FRONT, RAN INTO THE BACK OF A PARKED MOTOR HOME AND IT WAS ON FIRE AND THE CAR WAS ON FIRE. AND THERE WERE PEOPLE WORKING ON PEOPLE ALL OVER THE PLACE AND WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON.))
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Investigators do not believe it was the collision that killed Shazier and his son. Police say both had been shot.

Halifax-Arrest


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TAPE#96-101
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Three Halifax County high school athletes are charged with possesion of marijuana.
The students were arrested over the weekend at a Riverdale motel by deputies investigating a noise complaint.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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((MAJ. RAY LINK: THEY SAID YOU COULD SMELL MARIJUANA OUTSIDE THE DOOR, AND THERE WAS SO MUCH SMOKE IN THE ROOM WHEN YOU WENT IN, IT WAS HARD TO SEE.))
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Sheriff's deputies say, at the time, they had NO idea they were arresting three local athletes.
19- year old Carlos Santana Jackson is a star basketball player-- who just hours before his arrest-- helped his team defeat G-W Danville.
Jackson is also well known on the football field-- he was a quarterback for the Comets.
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((LARRY CLARK/HALIFAX HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL:IT DOES HURT, IT HURTS THE IMAGE OF THE SCHOOL, THE IMAGE OF THE COMMUNITY, AND IT CERTAINLY IS HURTFUL TO THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR STUDENTS WHO DO NOT GET INVOLVED IN THESE TYPES OF ACTIVITIES.))
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Jackson's arrest could NOT have happened at a worse time.
Just two days after he was taken into custody-- his team entered the playoffs. end su
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((DON THOMPSON/HALIFAX CO. BASKETBALL COACH:THERE IS NO MORALE PROBLEM AT ALL, EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THAT WE'LL GO ON AND WE'LL PLAY EQUALLY AS HARD AS WE HAVE. ))
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The other athletes arrested played football for Halifax.
Cedric Jacobs, number 25- for the team, and number 3- Michael Chappell, are also charged with possession of marijuana.
Three juveniles were also taken into custody but because of their age-- little is known about their identity.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Abuse


ANCHOR=Jean
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GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


One expert says it appears 6 year old JonBenet Ramsey was a victim of chronic sex abuse.
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A Pennsylvania coroner says that's his conclusion after seeing what's been released of the girl's autopsy.
Dr. (Sear-ul Weck) ) Cryil Wecht says the autopsy showed Ramsey had previous injuries she probably could not have done to herself.
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Ramsey


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Boulder police are wrapping up interviews in Georgia. They talked with relatives and friends of the Ramsey's.
As Rick Blalock reports police hope to find yet another piece of the puzzle in the investigation.
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So far no one's been arrested.
Prosecutors say they're awaiting DNA test results. That could take two months.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, an alleged moonshiner is now accused of shooting his own son,
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And we'll tell you why some local officials are NOT flying high over the prospects of more jet traffic.
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Brooks


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It was right from the hospital to a jail cell today for a Roanoke County man charged with first degree murder.
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Police say 32- year- old Ronnie Brooks is being held without bond in connection with the February eighth shooting death of his ex- girlfriend, Lisa Sizemore.
Brooks was at the hospital recovering from a self- inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
He's accused of fatally shooting the 26- year- old when she came to his home to pick up her things.
Brooks also faces charges of use of a firearm in a felony.
He's supposed to appear in court later this week.
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Stanley


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TAPE#96-110
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For years, William "Dee" Stanley has been in and out of jail because of his moonshining exploits.
He's behind bars tonight... but on a much more serious offense.
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Stanley is charged with the malicious wounding of his 26- year- old son.
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Authorities say they were called to the family's Franklin County home last night... and found SCOTT Stanley suffering from multiple gun shot wounds.
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He's currently listed in critical condition at Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
At this point, the family's dealings with illegal liquor don't seem to have any bearing on this case.
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((CAPTAIN BILL OVERTON/FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT: NO OTHER INFORMATION THAT WE RECEIVED LAST NIGHT INDICATED ANYTHING ELSE THAT WOULD INVOLVE ANY OTHER ILLEGAL ACTIVITY AT ALL. ))
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Dee Stanley will be arraigned tomorrow morning in Franklin County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Low-Jets


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Plans to fly more jets over Highland County has officials there preparing to fight the military.
They say it's the most unifying issue they've ever seen.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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((The terrain that makes Highland County postcard perfect, also makes it an excellent training ground for military pilots.
Air Force jets have been flying over Virginia's least- populated county for years, but now a proposal to increase the the flights' frequency and lower the altitude has residents fighting mad.
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((JIM COBB/RETIRED MARINE COLONEL: THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST PATRIOTIC COMMUNITIES I'VE LIVED IN AND I'VE LIVED ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES. I DON'T THINK ANY ONE PERSON OPPOSES WHAT THE MILITARY IS DOING RIGHT NOW. IT'S JUST THAT THEY OPPOSE HAVING THIS CRAMMED DOWN THEIR THROATS.))
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The Air Force wants to increase the number of low-level flights from 66 a year... to as many as twenty two hundred... and lower the altitude of some flights to 300 feet.
Officials say it's unlikely they'll make that many flights, but they say the training is essential to prepare pilots for battle in all types of terrain.

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((COL. IRV HALTER/LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE: IN THE AIR TO AIR BUSINESS WE LIKE TO STAY AS HIGH AS WE CAN AS LONG AS WE CAN, HOWEVER, THERE WILL BE TIMES THAT OUR ADVERSARIES OR OUR TACTICS WILL DRIVE US TO LOWER ALTITUDES. WE ESTIMATE THAT WILL BE LESS THAN FIVE PERCENT OF THE TIME WE SPEND IN THAT AIRSPACE.))
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Residents say they recognize the need for military training, but they fear the added flights will spook their livestock and mar the quiet beauty of this county.
County officials say the Air Force impact statement did not address those issues.
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((THIS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT HAS A LOT OF HOLES. IT DOES NOT ADDRESS AT ALL THE POTENTIAL IMPACT ON DOMESTIC LIVESTOCK OR TOURISM. THAT'S WHAT WE DO HERE. THAT'S WHAT THEY DO IN PENDLETON AND POCAHONTAS COUNTIES. SNOWSHOE SKI RESORT IS IN POCAHONTAS COUNTY AND WOULD BE AFFECTED BY THIS. THEY DON'T EVEN ADDRESS THAT AS THOUGH IT MATTERED AT ALL.))
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The Air Force has extended the public comment period by thirty days, but Highland County officials say they need a six- month delay... as they consider the effects of an air force assault on their quality of life.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Highland County))

Ok-Bombing


ANCHOR=Jean
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Just how much taxpayer money is going to help defend the Oklahoma City bombing suspects?
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The Buffalo News says a lot of it.
Suspect Timothy McVeigh reportedly has 12 full-time lawyers-- and has had up to 15 lawyers working at one time--
The newspaper reports each lawyer is making 125 dollars an hour.
But McVeigh's attorney says only four defense lawyers get that much.
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The bombing at the Federal building killed 168 people and injuring more than 500 others.
Trial is set for next month in Denver.
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Stay with us, coming up next, one of E-C Glass' most successful graduates returns home to encourage students,
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and despite her recent health problems, actress Elizabeth Taylor comes out to celebrate her 65th birthday AND to raise a cool million for a good cause.
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Seat-Belt


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"Hug your kids at home. Belt 'em in the car..." is the slogan posted in front of a central Virginia rescue squad building.
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It was also a topic of debate this afternoon in the House of Delegates.
A Northern Virginia Delegate cited statistics to support the bill that would require children to be restrained in the back seat.
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((LINDA T. PULLER/D- MT VERNON: STATES WITH PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT LAWS HAVE LOWERED FATALITY RATES. FOR EXAMPLE DURING THE FIRST FULL YEAR AFTER ENFORCEMENT OF SEAT BELT FATALITY RATES DROPPED 21 PERCENT IN THOSE STATES WITH PRIMARY ENFORCEMENT LAWS COMPARED TO ONLY 7 PERCENT WITH SECONDARY ENFORCEMENT.))
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As it is now, police in Virginia can't pull you over simply because someone in the car's riding without a seat belt. It's a "secondary offense." That is: the officer can write you a ticket only AFTER he's stopped you for something ELSE.
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The bill approved today does NOT cover children riding in the cargo area of a station wagon, sport utility vehicle or pick- up truck bed.

Glass-Judge


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The choices students make today can have a profound effect on their future.
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That was the message from Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes who addressed a large crowd at Linkhorne Middle School in Lynchburg today in honor of Black History Month.
Hughes graduated from E.C. Glass High School in 1974... today she's a judge in Philadelphia's court of Common Pleas.
Hughes attributes her own success to her parents who helped her make the right choices.
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((RENEE CARDWELL HUGHES/E.C. GLASS GRADUATE: THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS ROOM WHO WILL COME OUT TO SUPPORT YOU AND WILL HELP YOU TO MAKE CHOICES THAT WE EITHER SEND YOU DOWN TIGER WOOD'S PATH, DOMINIQUE MOCEANU'S PATH, DOWN MY PATH... OR THEY'LL SEND YOU DOWN KURT COBAIN'S PATH OR TUPAC SHAKUR'S PATH.))
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Lynchburg mayor Jim Whitaker proclaimed this "Renee Cardwell Hughes Day" and presented her with a key to the city.
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S-Score


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Hoopla from the Blue Ridge and RVD playoffs, plus the Dogwood district and Roanoke College.
And news concerning NASCAR's effort to help Rick Hendrick.
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But first, the Steelers helped themselves today by resigning all-pro running back Jerome Bettis to a four year deal worth just over $14 million dollars.
now the other numbers.
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S-RVD


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
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Last night marked regular season playoff tilts for several high school teams. William Fleming and Patrick Henry battled for the Roanoke Valley District title.
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Roland Lovelace's team felt right at home at Franklin County.
PH's Boo Battle turned in the highest numbers for the Patriots, scoring 14 points. He was the only Pat in double figures.
Fleming lead by 30 most of the game! Watch the ball movement Charles Burnette to Brad Dunleavey, who one touches it back to Burnette for the hoop. 61-27 Colonels in the 4th.
This was Dunleavey's night. The senior steals the rock from Patrick
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Henry's Mike Peery and goes coast to coast for the slam for 2 of his game high 19.
Roland Reynolds then does the same but gives to William Hankins and Fleming captures the RVD regular season title and earns a trip to the Regionals with the lopsided 72-36 win.
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S-Blue


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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The Blue Ridge district also had to hold a special one game playoff last night to determine its regular season champ between Salem and Byrd.
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Paul Barnard was hoping his Terriers could get off to quick start.
And some good work on the boards would lead to some early buckets as Jason Bailey scores to give Byrd the early two points lead.
but Salem would come back with a 12 to nothing run in the second quarter, as Herschel Thomas dishes to Eric Grinell and the Spartans take the lead.
Josh Wheeler would get Byrd right back in it with this nice reverse layin.
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But Thomas gets 2 of his 11 points and Salem wins the regular season title with a 46-to-34 victory.
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The top seed in the Piedmont tourney was determined last night, as well.
Troy Wells Martinsville Bulldogs beat Magna Vista 70-to-64 in overtime.
The Dogs get the automatic regional berth.

S-Dogwood


ANCHOR=Mike
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TAPE#=S6-26
GRAPHIC=High school hoops


Tunstall and Altavista played last night in the first of 2 playoff games needed to decide the Dogwood District regular season champ.
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SUPER=03-Gretna/Trojans vs. Colonels; :00


The fast start was the key. Watch Tunstalls Lorenzo Preston collect the ball around the iron and jam it home for 2 of his 12 and the Trojans went out in front by 9.
Then, Brantly Shields knocks down the jumper from just inside the paint to extend the Trojan advantage.
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Altavista made it's own run in the first half. Ken Craft gets things started with this drive and pull up J.
Chris Andrews nailed the trey for 3 of his 11, but Tunstall advances to tonights regular season final against Gretna with the 45-33 win.
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S-Roanoke


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


The Roanoke College Maroons wrapped up the ODAC regular season championship last night with a win over Guilford.
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After a mid-season slump, Page Moir had his team in position to get back in the saddle.
And again the offense would come from the outside, as Kevin Sigafoes buries Jason Bishop's inbounds pass from the corner for a 27 point lead.
The Quakers from down in Greensboro were never in striking distance despite efforts like this one from Kevin Spainhour.
Roanoke was tough on the fast break as well, as Nathan Hungate goes to
SUPER=33-Guilford/60/Roanoke/90;

Tim Braun to Courtney Fitch.
Roanoke tunes up for the tourney with the 90-to-60 win.
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S-NBA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB97-1
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There was a blockbuster trade in the NBA last night as the Mavericks and Nets exchanged nine players.
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The Nets send seven foot six inch shot blocking center Shawn Bradley to the Mavericks along with Robert pack, Khalid Reeves and Ed O'Bannon.
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In exchange the Mavs give up Chris Gatling, Jim Jackson, Sam Cassell, George McCloud and Eric Montross.

Sports Tease


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WRITER=Mike
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Still to come tonight in sports, NASCAR's finest join forces to
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help Rick Hendrick win the biggest race of his life in the fight against leukemia.
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S-Marrow


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Jeff Gordon's Daytona 500 win yesterday produced some much needed smiles amongst the employee at Rick Hendrick Motorsports.
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Hendrick was diagnosed in November with with a rare form of leukemia.
And since his diseases became public earlier this month, it has forced many folks to take a reality check.
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SUPER=01-Joe Gibbs/Owner - Joe Gibbs Racing; :00
SUPER=03-Daytona Beach, FL; :19
SUPER=01-Dr. Jerry Punch/Physician & Announcer; :36
SUPER=01-Ray Evernham/Dupont Chevy Crew Chief; 1:03
SUPER=01-Darrell Waltrip/Owner of Dar-Wal Inc; 1:35
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((JOE GIBBS/OWNER - JOE GIBBS RACING:)) (( Gibbs and many other prominent members of the NASCAR community joined forces just hours before the qualifying races at Daytona to express their concern for Hendrick and announce an all out effort to increase the number of registered donors in the national marrow donors program. ((DR. JERRY PUNCH/PHYSICIAN & ANNOUNCER:))
The cause is especially close to Jeff Gordon's crew chief Ray Evernham, who'se son was diagnosed with leukemia in July of 1991 when he was one year old. ((RAY EVERNHAM/DUPONT CHEVY CREW CHIEF:))
Hendrick is currently undergoing chemotherapy but will likely need a marrow transplant, himself. Blood tests already indicate he does not have a match within his family, or with the 2.3 million donors who are already registered.)) ((DARRELL WALTRIP/DRIVER - WESTERN AUTO CHEVY:))
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pinnacle page
And if you are interested in becoming a donor here is the number you can call.
1-800-marrow2.
To be tested to be donor you need only give 2 teaspoons of blood.
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Taylor


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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It was quite a Hollywood bash for Elizabeth Taylor-
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SUPER=04-ABC Video;

who's celebrating her 65th birthday.
The heavy hitters in Tinseltown came out- including Michael Jackson who escorted Taylor to the party.
Roseanne made quite an entrance- and Madonna had this to say.
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((MADONNA: I WANTED TO RIDE HORSES WITH MY LONG LUSTROUS HAIR TRAILING BEHIND ME. I WANTED TO SWING ON A SWINGSET IN A VELVET DRESS. I WANTED VIOLET EYES AND TRANSLUCENT SKIN. I WANTED A 16 INCH WAISTLINE- AND I WANTED MONTGOMERY CLIFT, PAUL NEWMAN, JAMES DEAN AND ROCK HUDSON TO PUT THEIR ARMS AROUND IT.))
SUPER=07-Madonna;
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OUT Q=put their arms around it
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The bash raised one million dollars for AIDS research.
Taylor is suffering from a benign brain tumor and will undergo surgery this week. (----------------)