06:00-01

E-Giles-Shooting

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=Shooting


One person is dead following a shooting in Giles County last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


Sheriff's investigators say a woman was shot shortly before eight.
It happened in a mobile home off route 4-60 near the entrance to Mountain Lake.
Officials say at this point it appears the shooting was an accident.
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SOT
IN Q=A WHITE

((A WHITE FEMALE APPROX 20-22 YEARS WAS FOUND DECEASED.. THERE WERE TWO INDIVIDUALS IN THE HOME. THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles County Investigator;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=IS CONTINUING
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VO-NAT


Police are not releasing details.
So far no one's been charged.
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E-Floyd-Body


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=NONE


Authorities are investigating a suspicious death yesterday in the Buffalo Mountain section of Floyd County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


The Floyd County Sheriff's department discovered a body at a home on route 629.
Police are not releasing any information about the death but both state police and local authorities are on the lookout for a car missing from the home.
Authorities are awaiting autopsy results.
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S-Wythe-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-110
GRAPHIC=None


A racial dispute at George Wythe High School is now being turned over to the school board.
The parents of at least four white students are now asking the board to overturn the punishment their children received.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Ten students were reportedly suspended for tying their jacket drawstrings into nooses.
Earlier this week, members of the group, Concerned Citizens Network, complained that black students have been subjected to repeated slurs and other racial incidents.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


But the parents of some of the suspended students have asked the Wythe County School Board to overturn the suspensions.
The board is expected to consider that request next month.

E-Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-109
GRAPHIC=Education


Parents and teachers concerned about the problem of overcrowded schools argue Bedford County is NOT doing enough.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Tuesday night, supervisors voted NOT to apply for a three and a half million dollar state education loan.
The money would have paid for design plans and the necessary land for two new elementary schools.
Parents say the rejection could set the process back another year, and it's something they'll hold board members accountable for in November.
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SOT 5:54:43
IN Q=I think they're

((DEBBY ALLEN/PTA COALITION: I THINK THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEFEND THEIR POSITION, BECAUSE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A NEED THAT'S A CONCRETE NEED. ... AND THE STUDENTS SUFFER.))
SUPER=01-Debby Allen/PTA Coalition; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=the students suffer.
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VO-NAT


Educators say the county can NOT keep growing- They say something must give.
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SOT 5:01:51
IN Q=If the board

((DR. JOHN KENT/SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT: IF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DOES NOT WANT TO BUILD NEW SCHOOLS, THEN WHAT THEY NEED TO DO IS NOT APPROVE RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.))
SUPER=01-John Kent/School Superintendent; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=approve residential development.
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VO-NAT


Kent says Bedford County is the fastest growing area west of Richmond, but also spends the least amount of money per student.
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Xiaoping


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


China's official six-day mourning period for Deng Xiaoping (dung shah-oh-ping) has begun.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beijing, China;


The 93- year- old leader died yesterday of Parkinson's disease complicated by lung infections.
It's expected that China's president and communist party boss Jiang Zemin
(jahng zuh-MEEN') will take over the top spot.


Meanwhile, Taiwanese officials expressed hope that Deng's death would open the door to better relations between the two governments.
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OK-BOMBING


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


Jurors in the upcoming Oklahoma City bombing trial will NOT be sequestered.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


A summons mailed to prospective panelists says those chosen for the jury can expect to serve several months but will be free to go home overnight and on weekends.
The notice is going out to as many as 700 Colorado residents.
The trial is set to begin March 31st.
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Ferrum-Players


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#net h
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Two former football players from Ferrum College are spending three days in the Franklin County jail... after being convicted of assault charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


19- year- old Al Anderson and 19- year- old David Cooper were found guilty of starting a brawl at the school's recreational facility last month.
The victim was one of their own teammates.
Wes Mattera testified that he was hit repeatedly in the face after playing in a pick up basketball game.
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SOT tape 1 13:46:32
IN Q=I just

((WES MATTERA/BEATING VICTIM: I JUST GOT HIT. PUNCHES WERE FLYING FROM ALL SIDES AND I JUST GOT HIT. I GOT HIT TWO OR THREE TIMES AND FINALLY I GOT HIT IN THE NOSE. IT MUST HAVE BROKE MY NOSE.))
SUPER=01-Wes Mattera/Beating Victim;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=broke my nose
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VO-NAT


A Ferrum spokesperson says Anderson and Cooper are no longer students at the school.
Two other players had been charged with assault but were found not guilty.
They were 18- year- old Michael Bryant and starting running back Maurice Clark.
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E-Danville-Ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#97-4
GRAPHIC=fatal Accident


An accident on one of Danville's busiest roads killed one person last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


It happened on Route 58 in front of Westover Baptist Church.
Police say 18- year- old Mary Bailey apparently pulled her station wagon into the path of another car.
Witnesses say Bailey was crossing the road on her way to church.
Police say 15- year- old John Paul Bailey, a passenger in the station wagon, died at the hospital.
Three others were also injured, but the extent of their injuries is not known.
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E-State-Song


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=State Song


It's now up to Governor Allen to pen the last chapter in the 27 year debate over Virginia's state song.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Senate cast the final vote to retire "Carry Me Back to Old Virginia" to "state song (E-Merit-us) emeritus" status.
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SOT 05:42:49
IN Q=In the new

((SEN. JOHN EDWARDS/D-ROANOKE: IN THE NEW DOMINION I THINK IT'S TIME TO MOVE FORWARD... BROAD CONSENSUS.))
SOT 05:37:17

((SEN. EMMETT HANGER/R-AUGUSTA CO.: THERE ARE MANY THAT WOULD HAVE PREFERRED THAT IT REMAIN THE OFFICIAL STATE SONG WITHOUT COMPROMISING IT TO THE STATE SONG EMERITUS. AND I SHARED THE VIEW THAT WE SHOULD RETAIN IT AND JUST CHANGE SOME OF THE OBJECTIONABLE WORDS. I DID FIND THAT AFTER I TOOK KIND OF A HIGH PROFILE WITH THE DISCUSSION ON IT, THAT QUITE A NUMBER OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY, AND SOME OF THE MORE PROMINENT LEADERS CONSIDER IT A PART OF THEIR HISTORY AND DIDN'T WANT TO SEE IT GO EITHER.))
SUPER=@Edwards; :00
SUPER=01-Sen. Emmett Hanger/(R) Augusta Co.; :11
RUNS=:35
OUT Q=go either.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=hold


There are NO formal plans to search for a new song.

P-XGR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-01
GRAPHIC=session 97


The issue of credit unions throwing huge auto tent sales was up for debate on the floor yesterday in Richmond.
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SOT 14:25:32 fred tape
IN Q=I wondered

((I WONDERED FROM THE OUTSET WHY THE CREDIT UNIONS WERE SO INVOLVED...ARE TAKING PLACE.))
SUPER=01-Del. Leo Wardrup/(R) Virginia Beach;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=taking place.
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VO-NAT


But Carroll County's Tom Jackson prevailed -- calling the tent sales a good deal for "the little people."
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SOT 14:17:26 fred tape
IN Q=I can't

((DEL. TOM JACKSON: I CAN'T IMAGINE A BETTER EXAMPLE OF FREE ENTERPRISE...MORE ARM-TWISTING GOING ON ON THIS BILL THAN WILL EVER GO ON UNDER THESE TENTS.))
SUPER=@Jackson;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=these tents.
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VO-NAT


So over the objections of car dealers, the ban was re-referred to committee for another year of study.
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S-Optical-Cable


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-108
GRAPHIC=Optical Cable


A company in Roanoke County has once again become a hot commodity on Wall Street.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./File Tape;


Optical Cable stock has been trading at more than 14 times its usual volume.
It's price has gone from the 10- dollar range to as much as 15- dollars.
Optical Cable C-E-O Bob Kopstein has several guesses for the stock's first big run-up since last Summer.
A month ago he publicly stated the stock was undervalued.
He adds people may also be buying it because they want to purchase it before it goes up any further.
The stock actually dropped a little yesterday, closing just under 16- dollars.
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deng-albright


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


A mourning period has begun for Deng Xiaoping (dung shah-oh-ping), the last of China's original Communist revolutionaries.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beijing, China;


The 93- year- old leader died yesterday of Parkinson's disease complicated by lung infections.
It's expected that China's president and communist party boss Jiang Zemin
(jahng zuh-MEEN') will take over the top spot.


U-S Secretary of state Madeleine Albright offered condolences yesterday. At a news conference in London she said the U-S must view Deng (dung) as an historic figure.
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SOT
IN Q=

((DENG PLAYED THE ROLE IN NORMALIZING US-CHINESE RELATIONS AND HE IS TO BE REMEMBERED FOR THAT AND THE VERY IMPORTANT PART THAT HE PLAYED.))
SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=that he played.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Albright


Secretary Albright is in Moscow today where she discusses NATO's planned eastward expansion with Russian President Boris Yeltsin.

RAPIST


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


A man who spent eight years in a California prison for raping a 15- year- old girl and chopping off her forearms with an axe has been arrested again -- this time for murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hillsborough Co., FL;


Lawrence Singleton was taken into custody last night after police found the body of a woman who'd been fatally stabbed in his house near Tampa, Florida.
SUPER=03-Contra Costa Co., CA;


The 69- year- old was paroled in 19-87 after serving less than nine years of a 14 year sentence.
Singleton claims he was framed for the rape but says this time he IS guilty.

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SCOTUS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=supreme court


A partial victory of anti-abortion groups.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Yesterday the Supreme Court struck down restrictions that keep demonstrators 15-feet away from clinic patients.
But in a second decision, the court reaffirmed that judges may impose separate restrictions to keep activists 15 feet from clinic entrances and driveways.
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E-Assisted-Suicide


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-106
GRAPHIC=Session 97


The 19-97 General Assembly is grinding toward a weekend deadline.
Fights over appointing judges foreshadow a long weekend.
Budget negotiators gave themselves an extension.
Debate was put off yesterday on parental notification.
But finally, both chambers signed a bill banning assisted suicide in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Consolidating two slightly different versions could still de-rail the ban, but it finally puts the legislature on record.
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SOT 06:32:42
IN Q=I think

((DEL. BILL MIMS/R-LOUDON CO.: I THINK THAT THIS TELLS SOMEONE LIKE DR. KEVORKIAN OR THE DR. KEVORKIAN WANNA-BES THAT ARE OUT IN SOME OTHER STATES, YOU'RE NOT WELCOMED IN VIRGINIA. IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT VIRGINIA ALREADY HAS A DEATH WITH DIGNITY ACT.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bill Mims/(R) Loudon Co.;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=dignity act.
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VO-NAT


The ban calls for a ten-thousand dollar civil penalty for assisting one suicide -- a one hundred-thousand dollar fine for a second.
Amendments making it tougher failed in the House.
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SOT earl tape 15:58:56
IN Q=Please send

((DEL. BOB MARSHALL/R-MANASSAS: PLEASE SEND A MESSAGE TO SENIOR VIRGINIANS. WE DO LOVE YOU, WE DON'T THINK THAT GIVE THEM MARIJUANA, GIVE THEM DEATH IS THE WAY TO PROCEED.))
sot earl tape 16:00:45

((HOUSE SPEAKER TOM MOSS/D-NORFOLK: IT'S YOUR FUNERAL. NOT MINE. NO PUN INTENDED THERE.))
SUPER=01-Del. Bob Marshall/(R) Manassas; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Moss/House Speaker; :12
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=intended there.
TALENT=Melanie
SS=None


Michigan chose a criminal penalty over a civil one for assisted suicide.
But NO Michigan jury has enforced it against Dr. Jack Kevorkian.

P-Wythe-School


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=none


Parents of a handful of suspended students at George Wythe High School say a punishment for alleged racial incidents is too harsh and they want it overturned.
Apparent racial incidents at the high school are generating controversy in the community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Ten students were reportedly suspended for tying their jacket drawstrings into nooses.
But black parents contend the suspensions are too lenient.
Earlier this week, members of the group, Concerned Citizens Network, complained that black students have been subjected to repeated slurs and other racial incidents.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The school board is expected to consider a request to overturn the suspensions at its meeting next month.

5-Heart-Disease


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=heart disease


Reporting in the Journal of the American Medical Association--
Researchers say healthy living is not the cause--
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VO-NAT

of the 34-percent decline in deaths from heart disease between 19-80 and 19-90.
Rather, it's advances in treatment, once heart disease has been diagnosed.
Despite a drop in the death rate, the prevalence of heart disease increased in both women and men during the same time period.
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Organ-Hoax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-105
GRAPHIC=mornin health check


Urban legends are frequently harmless rumors--but not always.
Consider this story spreading on the Internet--
First, it is NOT TRUE....but here's the way WE heard it:
A college student is visiting New Orleans and drinking at a bar.
Hours later, he wakes up in a strange bathtub, submerged in ice.
He learns from a note on the wall that his kidneys have been harvested-- to be sold on the black market.
Again, this is all a hoax--
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


It's also impossible considering this country's tightly controlled system of organ donation and allocation.
Still experts worry it could have a negative impact.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:38:15
IN Q=A story like

((TOM REED/VOPA: A STORY LIKE THIS JUST UNDERMINES PEOPLE'S CONFIDENCE IN THAT PROCESS AND BASICALLY UNDERMINES THEIR CONFIDENCE IN ORGAN DONATION IN GENERAL. ))
SUPER=01-Tom Reed/Va. Organ Procurement Agency; :
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in general.
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VO-NAT


And that could mean these gruesome tales can be a major source of lost donations.
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(TOSS TO BUMP)


P-Giles-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=shooting


One person is dead following a shooting in Giles County last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Giles Co.;


Sheriff's investigators say a woman was shot shortly before eight in a mobile home off route 460 near the entrance to mountain lake.
Officials say at this point, the shooting appears to be accidental.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=A WHITE

((A WHITE FEMALE APPROX 20-22 YEARS WAS FOUND DECEASED.. THERE WERE TWO INDIVIDUALS IN THE HOME. THE INVESTIGATION IS CONTINUING))
SUPER=01-Willie Lucas/Giles Co. Investigator;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=IS CONTINUING
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VO-NAT


Police are not releasing details-- and still no charges have been filed.
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p-Floyd-murder


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Floyd County Sheriff's department is investigating a suspicious death in the Buffalo Mountain section of Floyd county.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Floyd Co.;


Authorities discovered a body at a home on route 629 yesterday.
State police and local authorities are on the lookout for a car missing from the residence.
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P-Ferrum-Players


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-03
GRAPHIC=legal scales


Two Ferrum College football players have been punished by the school and the judicial system.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


Yesterday, 19- year- old Al Anderson and 19- year- old David Cooper were convicted of assaulting one of their teammates last month.
Both have been kicked out of school and will serve three days in the Franklin County Jail.
The incident happened during a pickup basketball game at the school's recreational facility.
Linebacker Wes Mattera said he was badly beaten after his team won the game.
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SOT 15:06:57
IN Q=It's really

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: IT'S REALLY JUST A HOT- TEMPERED THING THAT GREW OUT OF A GAME. IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN ANY BASKETBALL GAME ACROSS THE COUNTRY. ))
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Attorney;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=the country
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VO-NAT


Two players were acquitted... 18- year- old Michael Bryant and starting running back Maurice Clark.
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E-CHERRY-HILL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=AFR
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


A mansion in Roanoke will no longer stand empty.
In fact there may soon be 84 families living on the Cherry Hill Estate.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=THIS LANDMARK
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=01-Winter Hodges/Cherry Hill Developer; :27
SUPER=@Andrew2; :37
SUPER=01-James Body/Cherry Hill Developer;:54
RUNS=1:19
OUT Q=news 7


(( This landmark house overlooking the Crystal Spring neighborhood of South Roanoke could have been yours for 1 million, 50 thousand dollars.
But you're too late. Two businessmen bought the property from a division of Carilion Health System in October.
And they are selling condos on the estate for around 1 hundred 40 thousand dollars apiece.
Until 1983, the 72 year old house was home to the Roanoke Fine Arts Center-- but since then, it's sat empty.
SOT
IN Q=it's exciting

((WINTER HODGES/DEVELOPER: IT'S EXCITING BEING A PART OF RESTORING IT, IT WILL BE DONE THE RIGHT WAY I CAN ASSURE YOU-- AND KEEP HISTORY RIGHT HERE IN ROANOKE, VIRGINIA.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=roanoke, Virginia


When Carilion owned the property, the company tried a similar condominium project and failed.
But this project is on a smaller scale.
The parking lot in front of the mansion is the site for the first building, which will house 24 units.
The developers say they are making an effort to have the condos blend in with the neighborhood.
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SOT
IN Q=THEY ARE ALL

((JAMES BODY/DEVELOPER: THEY ARE ALL DESIGNED TO LOOK LIKE CHERRY HILL. WE EVEN PUT THE DORMERS ON THE TOP OF THAT BUILDING LIKE THE DORMERS HERE. WE ARE MATCHING THE BRICK, THE PAINT, AND EVERYTHING.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=AND EVERYTHING
SOT 13:48:30
IN Q=i think the most

((WINTER HODGES: I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING HERE, WHETHER IT BE CONDOMINIUMS OR NOT, IT'S SAVING A BEAUTIFUL HOME ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=beautiful home.

Construction on the project is slated to begin within 60 days. Andrew Freiden, News7.))

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=nba


In the N-B-A,
Penny Hardaway scored seven of his 21 points in the final three minutes to help the Orlando Magic down the Portland Trail Blazers 95-to-84.
For last night's scores, let's check the boards.
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GO TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Phoenix/115/j/Charlotte/123////Indiana/87/j/Atlanta/100///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-/Washington/85/j/Detroit/100////Portland/84/j/Orlando/95///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Toronto/125//San Antonio/92///j/Minnesota/84//Vancouver/73///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Cleveland/103//L.A. Lakers/84///j/Golden

State/112//Boston/101///;
SUPER=x5027;
SUPER=0098-j/Minnesota #2/60//Ohio State/48///j/Kentucky #3/75//Alabama/61///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-/Wake Forest #4/60/j/N. Carolina #12/74///j/Maryland #14/76//Ga.

Tech/68//Terps 20th Win/;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/Virginia/55//N.C. State/46//Staples - 26 Points/j/William &

Mary/82//James Madison/74///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0098-j/E. Mennonite/103//W & L/92////V.C.U./81/j/UNC-Wilmington/91///;
RUNS=:56

(-------------) oc:...LAST SCORE."