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Coming up next on News 7-
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New ideas are unveiled tonight to combat racial tensions at one local school.
Anheuser Busch in Williamsburg s sending beverages to flood victims- but it's not beer.
Plus it's for the daring at heart- climb aboard the fastest roller coaster in the nation.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
You've heard about those racial problems at Wythe County schools recently.
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Tonight the Superintendent unveils some ways to combat the problem.
We'll find out what they are.
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They're working to save the Chestnut trees in Giles County.
The trees have been endangered since the early 19 hundreds.
SUPER=03-Valencia, CA;


Plus this ride is for the daring. We'll show you the fastest roller coaster in the nation.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

Abed


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TAPE#97-14
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An arson suspect with a link to Salem is arrested as he gets off an International flight this afternoon.
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(Ah-mahd Thee-ahb) Ahmad Thiab was taken into custody as he arrived at Dulles Airport in Northern Virginia- -at the end of a flight from London.
Thiab is a joint Canadian-Iraqi citizen.
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Three years ago the nightclub he co-owned in Salem burned to the ground.
A federal indictment returned last week in Roanoke charges that (Thee-ahb) Thiab hired five members of the (ABBOTT) Abed "crime family" to torch the place.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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JOE Abed's lawyer filed a motion today demanding that the indictment be dismissed, citing appearances by federal prosecutors on Channel 7.
If it's not dismissed for prose-cutorial misconduct, Attorney Jack Kennett says U-S Attorney Bob Crouch and his assistant Tom Bondurant should be taken off the case.

wythe-schools


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TAPE#97-15
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After weeks of tension, the Wythe County School Board took up the problem of racism at its school board meeting tonight.
And community members say they were there to keep the pressure on.
Andrew Freiden was there.
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Members of The concerned citizens network say they are coming closer to an understanding with the Wythe County School Board.
But they are still not getting the attention they want.
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((KERRY EANS/CONCERNED CITIZENS NETWORK: THEY ARE STILL GIVING ME THE IMPRESSION, EVERY TIME WE HAVE A MEETING-- THEY HAVE BLANK LOOKS ON THEIR FACES, THEY SAY THEY'LL CONSIDER IT LATER, AND THEY JUST KEEP ON GOING. ))
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Superintendent Jim Vaught is confident the administration is working toward an acceptable solution to solve the problems at George Wythe High School.
He says Teachers are discussing the issue of racism with their classes.
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((JIM VAUGHT/SUPERINTENDENT: OUR STRENGTH IS IN OUR DIVERSITY. AND WE NEED TO RECOGNIZE THAT. AND WE NEED TO LEARN THAT OUR UNITY COMES THROUGH EDUCATION AND AWARENESS ))
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And teachers are being encouraged to attend an April seminar in Marion-- where they will learn how to "Dismantle Racism"
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((WHAT I WOULD HOPE, IS THAT NOW WE ARE GOING TO BE WORK TOGETHER BECAUSE THAT IS WHERE OUR SOLUTIONS WILL BE FOUND ))
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Kerry Eans thinks ADMINISTRATORS should go to the seminar.
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((I STILL THINK SOMETHING LIKE THAT SHOULD BE MANDATORY. ESPECIALLY FOR THE ESPECIALLY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE SCHOOLS. THEN THEY CAN RELAY WHAT WENT ON. ))
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All the while, a joint task force of school staffers and Concerned Citizens is continuing to discuss the problem of Racism at the High School.
Andrew Freiden, News 7, Wythe County.

Salem-VA


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TAPE#97-2
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The director of the Veterans' Hospital in Salem is under investigation.
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Director John Presley recently placed ASSOCIATE director William Delameter
(Della-meeter) on administrative leave.
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Now a committee appointed by the V-A's Mid- Atlantic network is investigating PRESLEY.
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((DR. RAJIV JAIN/CHIEF OF STAFF: I CAN ONLY SAY THAT THERE IS A WHOLE HOST OF ISSUES THAT ARE BEING REVIEWED AND AS SOON AS THE PANEL CAN SUBSTANTIATE WHICH ONE OF THESE ARE RUMORS, AND WHICH ONE OF THESE ARE FACTS, I THINK IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS WE'LL HAVE A NEWS RELEASE TO GIVE ALL OF THE FACTS. ))
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Dr. Jain (Jane) says the review has nothing to do with patient care issues.
He says the investigation is necessary because both Presley and Delameter are centrally- appointed officials.
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Cloning


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He cloned a sheep, but he doesn't think it would be right to clone people.
Scientist Ian Wilmut says it took more than 200 tries to successfully clone Dolly.
And he says it would unethical to try and clone people.
As Byron Pitts, reports, Wilmut and others debated cloning before a Senate panel.
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((What Hollywood has long fancied a sheep named dolly shows is possible . Congress now debates is it proper? Not simply cloning . But cloning humans?
SEN. CHRISTOPHER BOND/R-MO: WE SHOULD NOT CREATE HUMAN BEINGS FOR SPARE PARTS OR OTHER SELFISH PURPOSES. SEN TOM HARKIN/D-IA: SOME WOULD HAVE US BELIEVE DOLLY IS A SHEEP IN WOLF'S CLOTHING . WE DON'T KNOW. Last week President Clinton ordered a ban on federal funding of human cloning research. Even the man who helped clone the first adult mammal says hold on..
DR. IAN WILMUT/EMBRYOLOGIST: I THINK NOW TO CONTEMPLATE USING OUR PRESENT TECHNIQUES WITH HUMANS WOULD BE QUITE INHUMAN.
During a congressional hearing Dr. Wilmut and others gave senators a lesson in biology 101 the ethical dilemmas and scientific opportunities of cloning.
DR. HAROLD VARMUS, DIRECTOR N.I.H.: FROM ANIMALS USED TO HELP HUMAN DISEASE. BYRON PITTS, CBS NEWS.))

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Stay with us, when we return, the Governor wants to change Virginia's seat belt law,
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And we'll tell you why some Four-H students hope their project will help a native tree take root once again in the Old Dominion.
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Beyer


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Lieutenant governor Don Beyer is backing away from last week's statement that a tax hike might be needed to pay for education.
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Beyer spoke to supporters this morning outside Lynchburg's small business development center.
The likely Democratic nominee for governor says Virginia can pay its teachers more and keep kids in school with the money it has now.
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((LT. GOV. DON BEYER: WHEN I WANT TO MAKE A GREATER PROFIT IN MY BUSINESS, I DON'T RAISE PRICES. ALL THAT DOES IS CHASE CUSTOMERS AWAY. I FIND A WAY TO LOWER PRICES AND I FIND A WAY TO MANAGE MY COSTS BETTER, AND AS GOVERNOR OF THIS COMMONWEALTH, I WILL MANAGE VIRGINIA'S EXISTING RESOURCES WITHOUT RAISING TAXES.))
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Beyer also plans to unveil specific new measures for getting tough on crime.
His likely opponent is Republican Attorney General Jim Gilmore.
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L'burg-Planning


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A major retirement community for Lynchburg will go forward. City planners gave it the green light.
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Supporters and opponents of the project packed the planning commission meeting this afternoon.
Developers want to turn this 400-acre patch of land into a retirement complex. It'll feature a nursing home, individual housing and supporting businesses.
Neighbors say they're worried the size of the project will create traffic and security problems.
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((LARRY ANDERSON/NEIGHBOR: WHEN A NUMBER OF US.. .. SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS.))
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The planning commission voted unanimously to approve the project.. it goes before city council next month.
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Meanwhile, Poplar Forest officials remain optimistic they'll get the chance to acquire a portion of the property that has historical significance.
It's the remains of a tobacco barn that once belonged to Thomas Jefferson.

Eagle-Rock


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Eagle Rock residents came out strong at VDOT's annual public hearings in Salem.
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They turned out in support of their bridge... They say it's a life line for their town.
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VDOT originally decided to tear down the bridge.
But after residents opposed, it came up with a bridge-saving proposal-
Now the Botetourt County Board of Supervisors must approve it.
The plan calls for the county and state to split the cost of replacing the structure...
There's one catch though- Only a quarter of the state money is actually guaranteed.
The board must make a decision in the coming days.
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((ROBERT MARTINEZ/VIRGINIA TRANSPORTATION SECRETARY: WE'VE ASKED THE COUNTY TO GIVE US A RESPONSE BY MARCH 21ST. I'M HOPEFUL THAT WILL LEAD TO A SOLUTION FOR THIS VERY EMOTIONAL ISSUE. ))
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The Eagle Rock vote is scheduled to take place Tuesday, during the Board of Supervisors regular meeting.
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Seat-Belts


ANCHOR=Jean
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Get ready to buckle up those kids.
Governor George Allen says he WILL sign a bill requiring that children in back seats use seat belts.
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But the Governor says he'll make changes to the version the General Assembly passed last month.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY ARGUED AROUND IT SO MUCH. I ACTUALLY HAPPENED TO BE LISTENING TO THEIR DEBATE, WHEN THEY WERE CARRYING ON WITH IT. AND I SAID "YOU KNOW THEY'VE GOT THIS THING SO MESSED UP NO ONE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY'RE DOING." BUT THE PRINCIPLE THAT CHILDREN IN THE SECOND SEAT OF A CAR WHERE THERE ARE SEATBELTS OUGHT TO BE BELTED, I SUPPORT THAT.))
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That's a change in philosophy for the governor who's vetoed seat belt bills in the past, calling them government "nannyism."
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: WELL, I JUST DON'T THINK IT'S APPROPRIATE TO LEGISLATE GOOD SENSE.))
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Allen says he wants to make sure the new bill does NOT allow children to sue their parents if they're NOT properly belted in.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll see you why you need Superman to ride the World's Fastest Rollercoaster,
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and we'll tell you how flood areas have rattled the Busch's in a search for safe drinking water.
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Chestnut-Trees


ANCHOR=Jean
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It's a project between researchers, 4-H'ers and school students- It could revive the endangered American chestnut tree.
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The trees made up a quarter of the Appalachian forests until a blight wiped them out in the early 1900's.
Students at Narrows Middle School are among others in Virginia and 16 other states who are planting seeds which may have some resistance to the fungus.
Researchers used controlled plots to crossbreed some chestnuts which have survived the blight.
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((SONNI SPARKS/NARROWS SEVENTH-GRADER: I'D LIKE THEM TO LIKE, GROW REALLY BIG SO THAT WAY THEY WOULDN'T BE ENDANGERED ANYMORE AND MAYBE ONE DAY YOU COULD GO SIT IN THE SHADE UNDERNEATH THEM AND KNOW THAT YOU DID IT. ))
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Organizers of the project hope the students will gain much more than just knowledge of chestnut trees.
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((CHARLES LYTTON/GILES CO. EXTENSION AGENT: THEY LEARN ABOUT HOW THEY CAN USE THEIR SKILLS TO BEGIN UNDERSTANDING AND HOPEFULLY MAKE SOME BETTER ENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONS IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS. ))
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After the trees are planted this Spring, researchers will monitor their progress to test their resistance in the hope of eventually stamping out the blight.
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Tultex


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TAPE#97-16
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A big acquisition is in the works for one of Southside's largest employers.
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SUPER=03-Martinsville/File Tape;


Today Tultex agreed to acquire California Shirt Sales, a firm that sells Tultex shirts on the west coast.
The Martinsville- based company says the move fits well into its plan to increase its tee-shirt sales.
It also brings Tultex closer to achieving closer it's long term goal of something called "vertical integration".
Vertically integrated companies have their own raw materials, plus the means of production and distribution.
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Biz-Expo


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#97-6
GRAPHIC=Business News


The 1997 Martinsville/Henry County business expo is in full swing.
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It got underway yesterday at the Patrick Henry Mall in Martinsville with scores of local businesses taking part.
The expo is organized by the Chamber of Commerce- It's a way for business owners to promote their products.
It's also a learning tool for area students.
Principals from several local schools have arranged for students to tour the expo before it opens to the public at noon.
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((LARRY AYDLETT/MARTINSVILLE/HENRY CO. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: ))
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Aydlett (EYE-D-LET) says this is the expo's biggest and best year yet.
The expo is open tomorrow from noon until eight.
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Busch-Water


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=JJA
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GRAPHIC=Flood Aftermath


Anheuser Busch is known for beer-
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SUPER=03-Williamsburg;

but it's canned water the company is shipping out today-
It's on its way to flood victims along the Ohio River.
The brewer is donating the drinkable water to help the many left without a clean water supply.
Cases were packed up in Williamsburg and are on their way to Illinois, Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky-
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
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We'll head out to Utah and hear from Curtis Staples and Harold Deane on the eve of their NCAA opener with Iowa.
Plus, highlights of West Virginia's NIT win tonight, and Steve Mason with Hometown Hoops Weekly from the Vines Center.
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But first J.T. Snow the Giants first baseman who was hit in the left eye by Randy Johnson fastball yesterday is out of the hospital.
He has a broken eye socket, but no permament damage to the eye. His blurred vision is being caused by excessive swelling.
Now the numbers.
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S-UVa


ANCHOR=Mike
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TAPE#S7-1
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The Virginia Cavaliers went through a brisk practice out in Salt Lake City last night, and then Jeff Jones and his starting backcourt held court with the media for a half hour.
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Harold Deane and Curtis Staples joined Jones at the podium and one of the big topics of conversation was the revelation that Harold's and Curtis's fathers had left Roanoke on a 29 hour trip hoping to make it to Utah in time for tonight's game.
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S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


You do not have to drive all night to watch the UVa-Iowa game or the other opening round matchups, because WDBJ is your ticket starting this afternoon at 12:15
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PINNACLE BOARD (18084)
as the Kansas Jayhawks take on Jackson State in the opening game of the tournament.
Purdue meets A-10 member Rhode Island at 2:40.
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Local ACC fans will have a keen interest in the night session tomorrow night.
At 7:30 North Carolina and Fairfield get together in Winston-Salem.
Then at 10:30 it's Virginia and Iowa hooking up out in Salt lake City.
Also, you will get some bonus converge Thursday night of the Maryland - College of Charleston game in Memphis.
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S-WVU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=NIT


The NIT opened play with a number of first round game at campus sites across the country, including one in Morgantown as West Virginia hosted Bowling Green.
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Bowling Green is coached by former Terry Holland assistant Jim Larranaga.
And the team is led by one of the best unknown players in the nation, Antonio Daniels. He threw down 38 points last night. Watch this no look dunk!!
But the EERs got 29 from Seldom SUPER=33-Bowling Green/95/West Va./98;

Jefferson and 24 from Gordon Malone as they come from 7 down at the half to win it 98-to-95.
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By the way, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim who said UVa didn't belong in the NCAA's found out he doesn't belong in the NIT. Florida State beat the Cuse last night 82-to-67

S-Bullets


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-25
GRAPHIC=NBA


George Lynch missed yet another game last night with that nagging abdominal strain, and he witnessed another Vancouver loss as the Grizzlies were shot down 104-to-82 by the Bullets.
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Rookie Shareef Abdur-Rahim led the Grizzlies with 18 points, but Vancouver has now lost a season high 11 straight games.
SUPER=33-Vancouver/ /Washington/ ;


Chris Webber sparked the Bullets with a game high 32 points. He has 21 by halftime. The Bullets win 104-to-82.
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S-Alfano


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-25
GRAPHIC=tech hoops


Virginia Tech women's basketball coach Carol Alfano, who was informed yesterday that her contract would not be renewed says she may get out of coaching all together now and pursue administration.
This afternoon she told us her 19 years of service just weren't enough to save her job.
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((CAROL ALFANO/278 WINS IN 19 SEASONS:))
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL LOGO


Redskins General Manager Charley Casserly has been the driving force to get instant replay reinstated in the NFL for the first time since 1991.
Yesterday he needed 22 more of the owners to vote in favor of the move to have the measure pass.
It failed. Only 20 voted yes and 10 owners, including the Cowboys Jerry Jones voted in down. 7 nays are enough for defeat.

Sports Tease


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Still to come tonight, we'll shift gears to the high school state tournament that opens tomorrow
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at the Vines Center in Lynchburg. Steve Mason with this week's edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly right after this.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-26
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly


March Madness also is spilling over to the high school ranks for three area teams this week.
Steve Mason sizes up the semi-final matchups as the VHSL tournament shifts to the Vines Center starting tomorrow. FULL SCREEN HOMETOWN HOOPS
We head to Lynchburg for this week's edition of edition of Hometown Hoops Weekly.
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(( ((STEVE MASON:))
((Sure; things are looking good for a repeat. Precisely the point; incredibly high expectations of a team with a 51 and 1 2 year record. ((MARK HANKS:)) Peanut Arrington's 20 points plus per game will be key to a balanced attack against Gate City. ((STEVE MASON:))
Glenvar's best player; Josh Williamson, is proud to wear his Dale Earnhardt shirt around school. ((:))
Hardly an intimidating start; Glenvar battled back from a 2 and 9 record to reach the semifinals against 25 and 3 Floyd. ((:))
This is Alan Cantrell's first ever trip to the final four as the Floyd Boys coach. ((:)) ((:))
Thursday at the Vine center, the Floyd/Glenvar game makes is the night cap in Group A.
The 2A semis are friday starting at 1 and then Gate City battles Liberty at 2:30.
Friday night, John Marshal, hampton, Potomac, and Hayfield make up the 3A semifinals, and the girls begin all of the final four action Thursday afternoon. Steve mason Hometown Hoops Weekly.))

Roller-Coaster


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It's faster than a speeding bullet- Well, maybe not but IT IS called Superman.
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It's the fastest roller coaster in the nation- going from zero to one hundred miles an hour in less than 7 seconds
The ride shoots you down a track that curves 400 feet in the air...
On the way down, you actually experience weightlessness for six seconds.
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((VERY EXCITING. IT'S FUN. IT'S JUST A RIDE THAT YOU'LL LIKE.)) 15:25:35 ((I THINK IT'S REALLY AMAZING LIKE WHEN YOU TURN AROUND YOU CAN SEE THE WHOLE PARK AND EVERYTHING.))
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One young woman liked it so much -- she's GONE ON the ride more than 70 times.
And what about one fearless reporter who tried it out.
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((AND NOW THEY SAY YOU CAN FEEL WEIGHTLESSNESS. I FEEL LIKE I'M GOING TO FALL OUT!))
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The Superman ride is at Magic Mountain in California. (----------------)