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Coming up next on News 7 at six, the woman Roanoke police believe was abducted last week surfaced today, telling investigators she's ok.
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ANCHOR=Eric
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And we'll take a look back at the 1997 Virginia Legislative session.


Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
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In sports, The Winston Cup drivers were at the Rock this afternoon, Highlights from this afternoon's ODAC Semi finals.
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And V-M-I wrapped up its regular season at Cameron Hall today in Lexington.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Andrew
SS=None


Temperatures have dropped a bit-- but all the sun outside makes it feel even warmer.
We'll find out how much longer the clear skies will last, ahead in the forecast.

Search


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-1
GRAPHIC=None


The woman allegedly abducted from a Roanoke apartment Thursday, is safe.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department says Rebecca Lee Hicks turned up this morning.
Hicks told investigators this afternoon that she WAS NOT abducted.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;


Several police teams spent yesterday searching the Bradshaw Road area of Montgomery County.
They were looking for Robert Wayne Hickson, who authorities believed had abducted Hicks, his ex-girlfriend.
But this morning Hicks called the authorities from this house on Bradshaw Road.
SUPER=04-Today; Quick!!!


Hickson's mother talked with her and says she was hungry but in good health.
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((BETTY HICKSON/ROBERT'S MOTHER: SHE HAD BLACK EYES. SHE SAID IT WAS FROM THE FIGHT THAT WAS IN ROANOKE AND SHE WAS TRYING TO GET THEM OFF MY SON.))
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Hickson says Hicks told her she was hit in the face as she tried to help her ex-boyfriend during a fight in Roanoke Thursday night.
It was the same fight that led to the abduction charges.
Hicks reportedly said Robert Hickson did NOT hit her.
The case is back now in the hands of the Roanoke City Police.
Hickson has not been found.
Charges are still pending against him.

County-Murder


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# None
GRAPHIC=Murder


A Roanoke County man is dead and another is in jail following an early morning argument.
Police say 56-year-old Paskel Tinsley Junior allegedly shot 37-year-old Rick Knobel(nobel).
The shooting happened around four this morning in Tinsley's Bent Mountain home.
Knobel died at the scene.
Tinsley's wife was home at the time of the incident, but police say she was sleeping.
Tinsley is in the Roanoke County Jail without bond.
He is charged with first degree murder.

XGR


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 97-4
GRAPHIC=Session 97


The smoke has cleared on the 1997 General Assembly.
Ellen Qualls looks back on the highlights.
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(( Assembly historians may remember 1997 as the year two long- fought battles ended.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: FINALLY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS HEARD AND HEEDED THE WILL OF THE MAJORITY OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA. WE HAVE A TRUE PARENTAL NOTIFICATION BILL.))
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An 18- year abortion fight yields to a George Allen campaign promise.
nat sot Carry Me Back
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And peace is declared in a 27- year fight over the state song.
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((SEN. BO TRUMBO: EVEN THOUGH THERE WERE VOLUMINOUS BILLS, IN MY OPINION MOST OF WHICH DID NOTHING, I THINK THAT WE HAVE CONCENTRATED ON THOSE AREAS OF THE LAW THAT NEED REFINEMENT, AS OPPOSED TO NEW INITIATIVES AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S BAD.))
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: BUT I DON'T BELIEVE I'LL HAVE TO VETO AS MANY BILLS GENERALLY AS I'VE HAD IN THE PAST. I THINK THAT MEMBERS REALIZE WHEN I SAY I'M GOING TO VETO A BILL I'M GOING TO VETO IT. SO MANY OF THESE BILLS HAVE BEEN KILLED SO I DON'T HAVE TO VETO 'EM.))
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Statewide, there were obvious winners in the budget war.
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((DEL. EARL DICKENSON: A FOUR-PERCENT INCREASE...TEACHING FACULTY.))
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM: ))
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Regionally speaking, Southside and Southwest Virginia picked up some help with--
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((SEN. CHARLES HAWKINS: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PRIMARILY THE BUDGET. ... COMPETE IN THE NEXT CENTURY.))
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH: THE BUDGET WAS A FAIRLY EASY PROCESS AGAIN THIS YEAR. WE DO HAVE SOME CONCERNS THERE ABOUT LOTTERY MONEY BEING SPENT IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA TO BUILD A BASEBALL STADIUM.))
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Politically speaking, Don Beyer had a good year.
He got his way on every bill he proposed but one -- and bi-partisan praise at the end of eight years at the helm of the senate.
In a sense he's playing catch-up with his likely opponent for governor. Jim Gilmore's record was largely built over the last two years -- as was his 93 ticket mate's -- who still cheered this year.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WANTED TO EXPRESS MY APPRECIATION TO MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, IN A SESSION THAT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE ONE OF THE MOST PRODUCTIVE AND SUCCESSFUL THAT ANYONE CAN REMEMBER.))
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Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- a Roanoke organization is fighting racism, but not by protests or court action.
They talk about it.
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And the South Boston Police Department has a new weapon in the fight against crime-- videotape.
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ANCHOR=Andrew


No major weather systems are on the horizon-- although it will cloud up a bit to the west tonight.
So that means another sunny day Monday, and more of the same on Tuesday.
Some rain does enter the picture early on Thursday morning.
First let's see today's high and low temperatures.... wx ad lib Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Race-Group


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6 pm
WRITER=kmc
TAPE# 97-5
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They're not as large or as vocal as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference--
But for nearly six years, the group People Uniting Against Racism has gathered at the Roanoke Tribune.
They believe straight talk is the best weapon against racism.
Kimberly McBroom has more.
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SUPER=01-Claudia Whitworth/Roanoke Tribune; 1:03
SUPER=01-Rochelle Loritts/Group Member; 1:18
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(( Anita Bond began coming to the Thursday night meetings, looking for support in raising her bi- racial adopted daughter.
Her experience hasn't been that of overt racism--
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SOT tape 1 10:28:37

((ANITA BOND/PEOPLE UNITING AGAINST RACISM: BUT IT'S MORE OF THE SUBTLE TYPE OF STARES AND INNUENDOES THAT WE GET AS A FAMILY. ))
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Hers is just one example of the racial tension that still exists in the Roanoke Valley and beyond.
A recent housing study named Roanoke the most segregated city in Virginia-- which comes as no surprise to group members.
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((MARCIE WEIS/GROUP MEMBER: AS SOON AS YOU SAY NORTHWEST IN ROANOKE, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD. OR IT'S-- I'M SORRY THAT IT HAS TO BE THAT WAY. ))
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But Weis says she's made friends at the bi- monthly gatherings, and believes socialization among races is key to improving relations. STANDUP HERE
More than coming together to try to fix the world-- these people are learning to deal with their own prejudice feelings and attitudes.
For them, the group provides a gateway to mutual understanding. end standup
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((CLAUDIA WHITWORTH/ROANOKE TRIBUNE OWNER: THIS IS OUR FEELING. WE KNOW THIS IS A PREJUDICED FEELING. WE KNOW IT MIGHT BE A RACIST FEELING, WHATEVER, SOME FORM OF PREJUDICE. BUT IT'S IN HERE B-ROLL SECOND PART OF BITE WITH MEETING COVER AND OUR BEING HERE TO START WITH MEANS WE'D LIKE SOME HELP WITH IT.))
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((ROCHELLE LORITTS/GROUP MEMBER: THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD AND SO MANY STAGES FOR RACISM TO PLAY A PART ON THAT IT'S HARD TO SAY THAT IT WILL EVER NOT BE HERE. I CAN'T IMAGINE THAT. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO THINK THAT.))
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And it's that hope that keeps the dialogue going.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7.))

South-Boston


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE# 97-11
GRAPHIC=None


South Boston police are putting their newest crime fighting tool to work.
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The department recently bought three video cameras for the officers to use in their cars.
They've been using the cameras for a while to get accustomed to them before receiving official training about a week ago.
The classroom training included officers from neighboring jurisdictions.
Police Chief Jim Hall believes the cameras will protect the officer as well as the public.
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((JIM HALL/SOUTH BOSTON POLICE CHIEF:NOT ONLY DOES IT TELL THE TRUE STORY BECAUSE THE PICTURES ARE THERE, THE RECORDED AUDIO IS THERE, IT SHOWS EXACTLY WHAT DID TRANSPIRE. MARTY DAVIS/BOYDTON POLICE CHIEF:IT'S ONLY HELPED, IT'S HELPED TREMENDOUSLY, IF THERE'S A DISCREPANCY OR ANYTHING, WE CAN GO BACK AND LOOK AT THE TAPE, I ALSO USE IT TO CRITIQUE MYSELF TO SEE HOW I CAN BETTER CHANGE AND DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY, SO I WOULDN'T WORK WITHOUT ONE. ))
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SUPER=00-Marty Davis/Boydton Police Chief; :13
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OUT Q=without one.
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The cameras cost the town of South Boston about four thousand dollars each-- money Chief Hall believes is well worth it.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


A higher education facility in Roanoke gets the land to expand, and the only insurance company in our region has its second straight record year.
Len Besthoff recaps the week's top economic stories in our area with the News-7 Business Review.
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Roanoke Electric Steel remains positive about its future direction, despite a 34- percent drop in its first quarter earnings.
The company told shareholders at its annual meeting that an improving market for its products and greater productivity will help the company's bottom line going forward.
The College of Health Sciences will have a new home after the turn of the century.
American Electric Power has given the Roanoke school the deed to 38 acres of land just west of Dixie Caverns.
For the second time since last summer, stock of Optical Cable in Roanoke County has shot up in price.
At one point this week it was trading at 14 times its average daily volume.
And Shenandoah Life Insurance of Roanoke posted some strong profits for 1996.
The company raked in 11- point- three- million- dollars for the year, an increase of 27- percent.
It was a rough week for the financial markets, the Dow Jones Industrial Average took a 57 point hit, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 33 points.
Len Besthoff with the News-7 Business Review. Nat Sot
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ANCHOR=Eric
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There's more to come on News 7, the General Assembly may have rid itself from the controversy over the state song. But Carry Me Back to Old Virginia is still a hot topic in News 7's Feedback.
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And NASA helps land Internet access for some Southwest Virginia schools.
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Feedback 2/23


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE# Feedback
GRAPHIC=State Song


In our viewer mail this week, more comments on the state song controversy.
SS=Feedback


And a new way to share your comments with News-7.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean.
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(( We got a tip for a possible followup, and a tip of the hat, from a viewer who appreciated our story on plans by the Air Force to expand its military training flights at the Virginia-West Virginia border.
"Thank you very much for an informative look at an issue of primary importance to the people in my area," he wrote.
But the rest of our mail dealt with the soon-to-be state song emeritus.
"The biggest problem with today is everyone wants to live in the past. The state song has been in existence for many years. Why go and mess up that heritage?"
Another viewer wrote: "First the Air National Guard lost their emblem, wiped from our planes, walls and cups! Now, among other things our State Song is going. Where will it end? Must we dig up our Confederate Violets and Confederate Jasmine? Must we topple all of our monuments to our Confederate soldiers that are spread all over the South? Will Monument Avenue in Richmond be razed and only decorated with Ashe, King, Booker T., Rosa Parks monuments?"
"The lyric in said song depicts the life and feeling of that time period in Virginia, " said another. "Slaves, Blacks and their life (are) part of history in Virginia. The slaves were made to work very hard, they deserved to be mentioned in the song. Black and/or white should appreciate that and no one has the right to change that song."
And finally: "The song states: NO PLACE ON EARTH DO I LOVE MORE SINCERELY, this should not offend anyone from Virginia. I think everyone should look at themselves as God's creation no matter what color they are instead of thinking they are different and feel offended by a song that their ancestors wrote. "
Letters to News-7 Feedback should be signed, and addressed to P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
Our email address is news@wdbj7.com.
Or leave a message on our new on-line, moderated forum. You'll find it on our web page at www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7. ))

Boucher


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-3
GRAPHIC=Education


NASA is helping to give schools in western Virginia high- speed access to the internet.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski/Last Week;


A ribbon- cutting ceremony last week launched Future Net, which will eventually link the Southwest Virginia Governor's School with classroom computers in several counties.
70- thousand dollars from NASA and a matching amount of local funds will pay for computers, modems and a high- speed connection.
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((REP. RICK BOUCHER/D- NINTH DISTRICT: THE INTERNET IS RAPIDLY BECOMING AN INDISPENSIBLE TOOL FOR EDUCATION AND IN NO PLACE IN RURAL AMERICA IS THAT INFORMATION NOW MORE AVAILABLE THAN IT IS HERE IN PULASKI COUNTY AND SOON TO BE AVAILABLE ELSEWHERE IN THE NEW RIVER VALLEY.))
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ANCHOR=Eric
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Pulaski County schools will be the first linked to Future Net.
Soon to follow are classrooms in Giles, Wythe, Bland, Carroll, and Smyth Counties.

Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Hokies win at Home V-M-I beats East Tennessee State at Cameron Hall.
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And Jeff Gordon takes the checkered flag winning the Goodwrench Service 400 at the Rock.
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-35
GRAPHIC=The Rock


Jeff Gordon led only one time today but after taking that lead with 42 laps to go he crossed the line winning the Goodwrench Service 400 at the Rock.
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SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC/TNN SPORTS; :


Dale Jarrett had the strongest car on the track early in the race he passed Mark Martin to take his second lead of the race and he was leading after 100 laps.
South Boston's Jeff Burton was having a good run he had the Exide Batteries Ford in fifth place after passing Ricky Craven.
Dale Earnhardt started 27-th and he got caught up in traffic this time with a group that included Bill Elliott and Rusty Wallace Earnhardt was 11-th.
How strong was Jarrett's car well after 180 laps he blew past pole sitter Mark Martin putting Martin a lap down and he was the leader at the halfway point.
Then with 163 laps to go Dick Trickle spins out and slides on the track bringing out the third caution of the day.
After challenging Jarrett several times in the race Gordon finally made a move and took the lead with 42 laps to go and held off Jarrett winning his second race of the season.
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((JEFF GORDON/GOODWRENCH SERVICE 400 WINNER: )) ((DALE JARRETT/FINISHED SECOND: ))
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ANCHOR=Roy
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Jeff Burton was third, Ricky Rudd fourth and Ricky Craven fifth.

S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-2
GRAPHIC=ODAC LOGO


The Roanoke College Maroons were eliminated in the Semi Finals of the ODAC this afternoon losing to Hampden-Sydney 63 to 62.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Maroons vs Tigers; :


Maroon head coach Page Moir getting the team ready to start the second half.
Roanoke's Nathan Hungate would score two of his game high 14 points on this basket as Roanoke led by two early in the second half.
The tigers would take a six point lead when Maurice Ross nails the trey. Hampton Sydney led 40 to 34.
Roanoke had a chance to win it at
SUPER=33-Hampden-Sydney/63/Roanoke/62/;the Buzzer but two easy shots would

not fall and the Tigers beat the Maroons 63 to 62.
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((PAGE MOIR/ROANOKE HEAD COACH: ))
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VO-NAT (Cont.)
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The Lynchburg Hornets warmed up for the second game against Bridgewater.
Lynchburg's Chris Whelan shots this nice jumper and scores as the Hornets took the lead in the first half.
Bridgewater's Eddie Bently gets the ball inside to Jason Jones who shoots the jumper from the top of the key to tie the game.
Hornets Senior Otis Tucker shoots
SUPER=33-Lynchburg/88/Bridgewater/73/;this jumper giving Lynchburg the lead

again and Lynchburg goes on to win the game 88 to 73.
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S-Tech


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


The Virginia Tech Hokies got 16 points from Jim Jackson today in a 76 to 62 win over Duquense at the Cassell.
Tech led 41 to 26 at the half and the Hokies cruised to the win.
The Hokies are 14 and 13 overall and they're 7 and 8 in the Atlantic 10. The Hokies return to action Tuesday night against Virginia in Richmond

S-VMI


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-3
GRAPHIC=VMI Logo


The V-M-I Keydets were at home for their final regular season game before next weeks Southern Conference tournament in Greensboro.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Lexington/FOX SPORTS; :


Bart Bellairs on the sideline before the Keydets took the floor against East Tennessee.
Darryl Faulkner gets out on the break he misses the layup but puts it back in for the score and a 12 to 4 Keydet lead.
East Tennessee's big man Ryan Wilson comes right back and he hits a jumper to cut the lead to six.
The Keydets go to their big man Mike Spinelli he hits the jumper and the Keydets led 14 to 9.
East Tennessee took its first lead when Titus Shelton drives to the hoop and scores to make it a one point game.
The Keydets and Bucs battled SUPER=33-VMI/97/East Tennessee

State/75/;throughout the second half and V-M-I gets the 97 to 75 win.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=College Hoops


Purdue still has hopes of making the N-C-A-A field after beating 18-th ranked Michigan 67 to 58.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-West Lafayette, IN/CBS SPORTS; :


The Boilermakers were ready for the challenge this afternoon.
Guard Chad Austin had the hot hand from the outside this three pointer put him over a thousand points in his career.
But Michigan runs the floor and gets the ball to the big guy Robert Taylor for the jam and the Wolverines led by one.
Austin would finish the day with 25
SUPER=33-Purdue/67/Michigan/58/;points as Purdue pulled away in the second

half to knock off Michigan 67 to 58.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold logo


U-C-L-A upset sixth ranked Duke this afternoon 73 to 69.

S-Express


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


The Roanoke Express was on the road again this afternoon in Mississippi.
Roanoke scored two goals in the second period and the Express opened the third period with a 3 to 1 lead on the Seawolves and Roanoke wins it 3 to 1.