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Coming up on News 7-
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Sheriff's deputies find a burning car with a man inside-
Plus a nationwide hunt is on for a U-Haul truck that could be carrying explosives.
New clues to what's behind the Empire State bombing.
Plus a tough day for two eagles stuck high atop a tree.
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ANCHOR=Jean


News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
The F-B-I is on a nationwide manhunt for a U-Haul truck that may be loaded with deadly cargo.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halton City, TX;


Witnesses spotted two men at a Texas gas station buying large amounts of diesel fuel and fertilizer- components that could he used to make a bomb.
SUPER=03-Atlanta;


A group called the Army of God says it's behind two recent bombings in Atlanta- one this past weekend at a lesbian nightclub and the other at an abortion clinic.
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


And some new rules for Virginia Tech athletes if they get in trouble with the law.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Nelson-Body


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#97-12
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Nelson County authorities are trying to identify a person found dead in a burning car this afternoon.
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Deputies were called to this area off Route 626 near (win-JY-nuh) Wingina- after a road crew spotted smoke in the woods.
They found a two-door hatchback parked fifty yards off the highway on a dirt logging road.
It was engulfed in flames- and deputies found a body in the driver's seat.
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((Reporter: It does appear to be a suspicious fire? SHERIFF RON WOOD/NELSON CO.: IT'S A SUSPICIOUS FIRE... ..TERRAIN IT WAS IN.))
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Sheriff Wood says a five-gallon gas can was also found inside the car.
The body's been sent to Richmond for an autopsy.
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Truck-Invest


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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The F-B-I is on a nationwide manhunt for a U-Haul truck that may be loaded with deadly bombing cargo.
Bob McNamara has more.
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SUPER=01-Bob McNamara/CBS News;
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((The saga began Saturday morning at this small town Texas gas station... where two men in a U-Haul truck bought 30 gallons of diesel fuel and pumped it into plastic containers.
BOB MCNAMARA/CBS NEWS: THAT'S WHEN ONE WITNESS SAYS HE SAW SOMETHING IN THE BACK OF THE TRUCK THAT FRIGHTENED HIM. AMMONIUM NITRATE FERTILIZER... AS MUCH AS 4500 POUNDS OF IT ALONG WITH ROAD FLARES, WIRE AND A GENERATOR. THOSE ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR A BOMB... AS BIG AS THE ONE USED IN OKLAHOMA CITY.
This afternoon, the FBI issued a terrorist threat advisory and a national alert for the truck and the suspects.
The truck is described as a Chevrolet...14 to 18 feet long... with U-Haul markings.
It has an 11,000 pound capacity and a license plate with a white background and black lettering.
The two men inside are described as white males.
This ONE, in his mid-50s with slicked back grey hair.
The other, in his 30s, with short brown hair. The truck that left here filled with fertilizer and fuel could be on the other side of the country by now.
Carrying a cargo that is completely innocent... or evil. Bob McNamara, CBS News, Dallas.))

Empire-State


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Shooting


New insight into the possible motives behind the shooting at the Empire State Building.
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A police source says the Palestinian gunman carried a note blaming the U-S for using Israel against his people.
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But the gunman's daughter said her father was distraught over financial trouble.
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((MARVAT KAMAL/GUNMAN'S DAUGHTER; HE FELT HOPELESS SO HE DID THAT.))
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One tourist died and six others were hurt.
Ali Abdul Kamall then fatally shot himself.
SUPER=03-Melbourne, FL;


Ka-mall bought the semi automatic pistol in Florida- shortly after he arrived in the country with no address- just a motel room.
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((RUDOLPH GIULIANI/NEW YORK MAYOR: IT'S JUST MIND BOGGLING... AN AUTOMATIC WEAPONS.))
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Giuliani is calling for strict gun laws throughout the nation.
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Nightclub


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NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Bombing


A group is now claiming responsibility
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SUPER=03-Atlanta;

for two Atlanta bombings including this weekend's bombing at a gay/lesbian nightclub and
SUPER=04-Last Month;

the explosion at an abortion clinic last month.
The Reuters (ROY'-turs) news agency says it received a note from a group called the Army of God.
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((I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY DOUBT THAT THIS IS AN URBAN TERRORIST AND WHY THEY HAVE TARGETED ATLANTA WHICH IS KNOWN FOR ITS TOLERANCE AND DIVERSITY IS HARD TO UNDERSTAND.))
SUPER=01-Bill Campbell/Atlanta Mayor;
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Five people were hurt in Friday night's bombing. Authorities say they're not familiar with the group claiming responsibility.
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Wiley


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#96-110
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Testimony continues tomorrow in the murder trial of (se-PAY-da) Cepada Wiley.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Wiley is charged with killing Jesse Ferguson at the Embassy Inn last July fourth.
Ferguson was fighting with Wiley's brother Ron, over a woman.
The defense says Ferguson was in a violent rage, and Wiley had to shoot him in self defense.
But the prosecution says Wiley escalated the confrontation by bringing a gun.
The case could wrap up tomorrow.
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Dalton


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


A new twist to a Pittsylvania County murder case.
Two more people are now charged with killing 72-year old Clark Aubrey Adkins.
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SUPER=03-Chatham/July 1996;


A jury last July convicted 19-year old Paul Michael Dalton, Junior of first degree murder.
Dalton admitted to burying Adkins' body, but denied pulling the trigger.
Last week Pittsylvania county authorities arrested two more people in connection with the crime.
Dalton's sister, Mary along with Joseph Smith are now both charged with first degree murder.
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Tech-Visitors


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-1
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech athletes arrested on felony charges will now face an automatic team suspension.
And the ATHLETIC DIRECTOR will dole out punishment for misdemeanors as he sees fit, taking those decisions out of the hands of coaches.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


The sanctions are part of a three-pronged plan aimed at ending an embarrassing string of arrests.
Athletic Director Dave Braine told the Board of Visitors, athletes must remember taking part in inter-collegiate sports is a PRIVILEGE.
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((DAVE BRAINE/VA TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: WE WILL BE HARD LINE AND BASICALLY, I NEVER WANT TO HAVE TO BE UP HERE BEFORE YOU ALL AGAIN TO TALK ABOUT THIS. ))
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The plan also calls for better background checks in recruiting.
And it provides for mentors and advisors, as well as educational programs to encourage appropriate behavior.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, VMI continues its preparations for women cadets,
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And we'll see how lawmakers are dealing with a potential computer time bomb.
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bedford-schools


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TAPE#97-9
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Too many students and not enough room.
That's what the Jefferson Forest PTA is trying to change.
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SUPER=03-Bedford;


It wants a new elementary school- but the county board of supervisors hasn't approved the money.
Tonight PTA members made another plea to the supervisors for immediate action.
But the board is wary of okaying cash for a new elementary school.
In the Spring of 96, funding was issued for expansion at two schools, but the school board instead used that money for emergency projects.
So the Supervisors won't issue the funds unless they're sure the money will be used for new schools.
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((DEBBY ALLEN/JEFFERSON FOREST PTA: THEY WANT TO BE INFORMED OF NEEDS AS THEY OCCUR IF THEY ARE SERIOUS NEEDS, SUCH AS ROOF REPAIRS, THEY WOULD LIKE THE SCHOOL BOARD TO COME FOR A SUPPLEMENTAL REQUEST. ))
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Fifth graders now go to Jefferson Forest middle school because of overcrowding.
A joint committee of the school board and the board of supervisors is planning a meeting Wednesday to talk about school expansion.
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VMI


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#96-109
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V-M-I cadets, staff, faculty -even the kitchen help will begin orientation next month to get ready for women on post.
In addition to training on sexual harassment, hazing and fraternization,
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upperclass cadets will be forbidden to date rats before they're released from the rat line.
Rules outlined in the latest status report filed with the federal court today urge upperclassmen to "avoid the appearance of abnormally friendly behavior toward rats."
Among the issues YET to be resolved: how to accommodate visitors in barracks under co-education, what to do if a cadet gets pregnant and what sports to offer with no more than about 30 women in the class of 2001.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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Twenty-one women have been accepted, so far.

Manpower


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-10
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The spring survey by Manpower Incorporated indicates more employers will be hiring than firing.
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In Roanoke 23-percent of the companies polled expect to hire, compared to 10 percent cutting back.
Job opportunities will be greatest in trade, education, and services.
Meanwhile, 36-percent of the companies polled in Lynchburg say they'll add help, with 10-percent trimming their payrolls.
Hiring prospects in the Hill City look best in manufacturing, trade, and services.
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VA-Economy


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-104
GRAPHIC=Virginia Economy


There's a saying "THE ONLY THING THAT'S CONSTANT IS CHANGE..
And, as Len Besthoff reports, the Virginia economy is no exception.
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(( A University of Virginia study headed by Professor John Knapp at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service says the Commonwealth's "traditional" industries have declined in relative size over the past decade.
While business is booming at places like Hooker Furniture in Roanoke, Knapp's research shows that as a share of income, sectors like coal, tobacco, textiles, furniture, shipbuilding, and civilian and military government operations have dropped from nearly 22- percent of total earnings in Virginia, to just above 16- percent.
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((JOHN KNAPP/UVA BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCHER: IF YOU COMPARE 1995 WITH TEN YEARS EARLIER, 1985, THEIR SHARE HAS SLIPPED QUITE A BIT. ))
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((Knapp says one of the main reasons behind this decline is not that companies are leaving the Commonwealth in mass numbers, but rather that automation has allowed them to have fewer employees. ))
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These findings beg the question, which industries are picking up the slack?
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((JOHN KNAPP/UVA BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC RESEARCHER: CERTAINLY IN THE SERVICES SECTOR WE'VE HAD A LOT OF GROWTH. FINANCE, INSURANCE, THAT AREA HAS GROWN, AND HEALTH SERVICES.))
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Surprisingly, many seem aware of which industries are growing.
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((HEALTH CARE.))
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((WELL I'D SAY BANKING.))
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((UH, HOSPITAL.))
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Knapp's numbers bear this out.
Virginia's growing sectors now account for nearly 20- percent of the Commonwealth's total earnings, edging out traditional industries by almost four- percent.
Len Besthoff, News-7. ))
Tease#2

Soft Music Under
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Stay with us, basketball is bringing in big bucks to the Hill City,
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and we'll see how a Pittsylvania County high school student is remembering his fallen friend.
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Computers


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Imagine computers that can't tell what year it is.
It could happen in the year 2000.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


A house committee warns it could be electronic chaos.
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((THIS HAS SERIOUS IMPLICATIONS FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS WHO DEPEND ON GOVERNMENT COMPUTERS FOR SOCIAL SECURITY AND VETERANS BENEFITS, UNEMPLOYMENT CHECKS, WEATHER FORECAST, AIRLINE SCHEDULES.))
SUPER=01-Rep. Stephen Horn/(R) California;
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VO-NAT
ANCHOR=JEAN


Every government computer must be re-programmed to recognize double zero as the year 2000 not 1900.
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SS=NONE


Yet, Horn's committee says 12 of 14 federal agencies won't start fixing the problem until October of 1999.
One expert warns agencies must act now to prevent a catastrophe.

Tunstall-Wrestler


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-3
GRAPHIC=NONE


Losing a loved one or friend is one of life's biggest challenges.
A Pittsylvania County high school wrestler understands the heartache.
Three years ago Kenny Reynolds' best friend was accidentally shot and killed while camping.
And even though years have passed-- Reynolds isn't about to forget the time they shared.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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((
At one time or another, we've ALL met people who're hard to forget.
For 17- year old Kenny Reynolds' it's his best friend who convinced him to wrestle.
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((KENNY REYNOLDS/TUNSTALL WRESTLER:HE TOLD ME I SHOULD SHOULD COME OUT, BUT I WAS ALWAYS, I'M TOO SMALL, I'M TOO SMALL, BUT WE WERE BASICALLY THE SIZE, BUT HE WAS MORE MUSCULAR THAN I WAS.))
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Reynolds' love for the sport continued to grow-- as did his friendship with Eben Ward.
But the closeness the two shared ended three years ago when Ward was accidentally shot and killed.
Reynolds' continued to wrestle but it wasn't the same.
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((KENNY REYNOLDS/TUNSTALL WRESTLER:I START THINKING ABOUT HOW MUCH I SHOULD NEED TO WIN, WIN IT FOR HIM, I MEAN THAT'S EVERYTHING I GO OUT THERE FOR, I JUST GO OUT THERE AND TAKE OUT ALL MY ANGER THAT I HAD ABOUT HIM PASSING AWAY.))
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Reynolds is moving on but it seems his best friend will always be an influence.
Because of the sensitive manner in which Pittsylvania County investigator Vic Ingram handled Ward's death, Reynolds' is planning a career in law enforcement.
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((VIC INGRAM/PITTSYLVANIA CO. INVESTIGATOR:I, HOPEFULLY, SAY THE SAME THING A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SAID, IT'S THAT WHILE YOU WALK THROUGH LIFE IF YOU CAN EVER TOUCH ANYBODY IN A POSITIVE WAY OR SENSE YOU CERTAINLY WOULD WANT TO DO THAT.))
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Since Ward's death-- Reynolds has dedicated each wrestling season to his memory. But this year was even more special-- because it would have been Ward's senior year.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ice-97
GRAPHIC=none


Steve Mason checks in from the ODAC where the Tigers mauled the Hornets tonight in the title tilt.
Plus, more college hoop news on and off the court, and another road win by the Hornets.
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SUPER=03-Landover, MD/Bruins vs. Caps; :00


But first the Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins both ended losing streaks, but neither team left the US Air arena completely.
Anson Carter scored 2 goals for Washington to give the Caps a 3-to-1 in the third.
But they have to settle for a 3-all tie.
Now the rest of this evening's scores.
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Antonio/84//Rice - 33 Points/;
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oc:...LAST SCORE."
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S-ODAC


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


Hampden-Sydney used a mid game run to put away Lynchburg on it's way to the 21st Old Dominion Athletic Conference mens basketball title last night.
Steve Mason has more from the Salem Civic Center.
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SUPER=01-Tony Shaver/Hampden-Sydney Head Coach; 1:14
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A bitter sweet ending to Ottis Tucker the Third's career. The Lynchburg senior earned the ODAC tournament MVP award for averaging 19 points and over 9 rebounds in 3 games. ((OTIS:))
Judging from the first basket of the game, it appeared Otis's luck would continue. Both teams exchanged the lead 6 times in the opening minutes, before the Tigers took control. Senior Elson DeVan snapped the nylon for 3 of his 11 and Sydeny went into the break up 48-39. ((ELSON:))
After the half, The Tigers continued to pour it on and when they had finally taken off their running shoes; Tony's Tigers had gone on a 30 to 2 run that gave reserves like Carlos Holland a chance to shine.
6 Tigers scored in double figures; the team shot 44 percent from behind the arc and 54 percent from inside it.
The Hornets might have finished 13 and 14 but their effort was way above 500 as Lynchburg falls to The Tigers 102 to 70. ((:))
Hampden-Sydney wins its 3rd ODAC title of the 90's and 4th in school history. Steve Mason News 7 sports.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB97-1
GRAPHIC=COLLEGE HOOPS


Tonight the hoop focus shifts from the Salem Civic Center to the Richmond Coliseum as UVa and Virginia Tech hook up at eight o'clock.
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Your Hometown station is the only place to catch the game tonight LIVE at 8.
Yesterday Tech head coach Bill Foster said he thinks both teams need a win in the game to enhance their postseason chances.
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S-ACC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO


The Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball all-conference team was released today and two members of the Virginia Cavaliers have earned spots on the team.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


Virginia's multi-talented point guard Tora Suber received the third most votes of any player and was an easy first team selection.
Her teammate, inside threat DeMya Walker earned second team honors for her strong scoring and rebounding this season.
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S-Southern


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=VMI BASKETBALL


The VMI Keydets tipoff their postseason play in the Southern Conference basketball tournament this Thursday night at seven at the Greensboro Coliseum against Furman.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Miami, FL/December 1996; :00


This afternoon one of the team's top players picked up a well deserved post season honor.
Junior guard Darryl Faulkner has been named the second team all-Southern Conference squad as voted on by the media.
Faulkner is averaging 15 points a game, and he has 101 assists on the season. He is also second in the league in three point percentage.
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S-Mercer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=NCAA HOOPS GENERIC


One of the nation's top under classman is giving up his final two years of college to turn pro.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Lexington, KY; :00


Kentucky sophomore Ron Mercer, who prepped at Oak Hill Academy, decided today to try his hand at the NBA.
The six foot, seven inch sophomore is averaging 18 points a game this year.
Kentucky head coach Rick Pitino says he counseled Mercer like he was his own son.
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ANCHOR=Mike
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Mercer is projected to be one of the top four picks in the June draft.

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight, some hoop highlights from the Alamo as the Hornets invade San Antonio,
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VO-NAT eng#


And the Atlanta Falcons sign a ten year veteran to fill their void at quarterback.
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S-Hornets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets played last night without Dell Curry, who is nursing a broken nose, but they still managed to continue their super play on the road.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/Hornets vs. Spurs; :00


Last night Dave Cowens had his Hornets in the Alamodome where they would get an eyeful of the ageless wonder Dominique Wilkins.
The "Human Highlight Film" had 20 points.
But the Hornets Glen Rice was unstoppable scoring a game high 33, as Charlotte beats the Spurs 96 to 84 for their 35th game of the year.
SUPER=03-Orlando, FL/Pistons vs. Magic;


And in Orlando, the Magic remained unbeaten under interim head coach Richie Adubato beating the Pistons 93-to-84.
Penny Hardaway scored a game high 29 to lead the Magic.
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S-Chandler


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#vf96-2
GRAPHIC=FALCONS


The Atlanta Falcons lost Jeff George last season, and then limped through the year with Bobby Hebert.
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SUPER=04-NFL; ;00


Today they hope they remedied that situation by signed former Oilers quarterback Chris Chandler.
The Falcons give up two draft picks for the 10-year veteran who is 31.
In his two season in Houston he passed for 33 TDs and over 45 hundred yards.
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L'burg-Hoops


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal


For years, Lynchburg's billed itself "The Sports Capitol of Virginia."
Over the next few weeks it's going to be hard to argue with that claim.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Saturday


Five different high school and college basketball tournaments are coming to town.
It started with the Hill City Shootout on Saturday, where some of the nation's top high school stars were in action.
The success of the Big South tournament helped bring the Shootout to Lynchburg.
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SOT 4:09:01
IN Q=The most important

((CHRIS ELLIS/SPORTS CAPITAL OF VA: THE MOST IMPORTANT THING ABOUT IT IS I REMEMBER THE DIRECTOR OF THE TOURNAMENT SAYING THAT ONE OF THE REASONS HE WANTED TO COME TO LYNCHBURG IS BECAUSE HE HAD SEEN WERE THE BIG SOUTH AND THE VIRGINIA HIGH SCHOOL LEAGUE HAD BEEN SUCCESSFUL AND I THINK THAT'S A GREAT COMPLIMENT.))
SUPER=01-Chris Ellis/Sports Capital of VA; :00
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=a great compliment.
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VO-NAT


Liberty University plays host to the Big South's mens AND womens tournaments this year.
The Virginia High School League championships arrive March 13th.
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Eagles


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=NONE


What happens when a couple of eagles get into a fight?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Springfield;


In Northern Virginia- the two got stuck in a tree.
The bald eagles were fighting in the tree earlier but somehow got wedged in the branches.
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IN Q=

((THE FIGHT PROGRESSED TO THE POINT WHERE THEY INTERLOCKED THEIR TALONS AND THEN SOMEHOW GOT HOOKED OVER A BRANCH AND HAVE SOMEHOW BEEN SUSPENDED UPSIDE DOWN EVER SINCE.))
SUPER=01-Earl Hodnett/Northern Va. Park Authority;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=ever since."
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VO-NAT


Wild life rescuers came in but the eagles eventually managed to free themselves- to the cheers of onlookers below. (----------------)