23:00-01

Bedford-Fatal

ANCHOR=ScottP
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-12
GRAPHIC=Fatal Ax


State Police says high speed appears to be the cause of a fatal accident in Bedford County tonight.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Two people were killed and another was seriously injured.
The driver of this red Mazda was traveling north on Route 43 when he lost control of the car.
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SOT 7:02:38
IN Q=IT TOPPED THE

((JAMES MULLINS/STATE POLICE: IT TOPPED THE HILLCREST AND WENT AIRBORNE AND WHILE IN THE AIR IT ROTATED SIDE WAYS AND CAME DOWN IN THE SOUTHBOUND LANE AND STRUCK THE ON COMING VEHICLE--THE MALIBU--PRETTY MUCH HEAD ON.))
SUPER=01-James Mullins/State Police;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=pretty much head on
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VO-NAT


The two people in the Malibu station wagon died at the scene.
The driver of the Mazda was airlifted to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The names are not being released until family members have been contacted.
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Arson


ANCHOR=Scott
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# 97-14
GRAPHIC=Thiab, Ahmad


One of the suspects indicted last week in Roanoke-- along with members of the Abed "crime family"-- says he's a victim, that he's not associated with the Abeds.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In an exclusive interview with NEWS-7 this afternoon, Ahmad (THEE-ahb) Thiab said he paid for his own plane ticket from London to Washington, intending to return to Roanoke to clear his name.
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SOT 4:10:57
IN Q=I'm here to

((I'M HERE TO PROVE MY INNOCENCE. I'M INNOCENT OF THIS. I HAVE NO CONNECTION WITH THE FIRE. I DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE FIRE.))
SUPER=01-Ahmad Thiab/Arson Suspect
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=about the fire.
ANCHOR=Thiab, Ahmad


We'll hear from Doctor Thiab again in a moment.


Abed


ANCHOR=Scott
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-06
GRAPHIC=Khatib, Robert


But first, Keith Humphry provides some background on the case and tells us more about the man who bailed out the 49-year old suspect.
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SOT
IN Q=Robert Khatib put
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=03-Herndon/Wednesday; :12
SUPER=03-Salem/April 1994; :20
SUPER=01-Robert Khatib/Brown Derby Restaurant Owner; :31
SUPER=@keith1; 1:15
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=Humphry, NEWS 7, Roanoke.

(( Robert Khatib put it all on the line.
The Roanoke restaurateur posted his business property, the Brown Derby Pancake House, as collateral for a man who's facing up to 40-years in prison. 9:34:15- -audio only ((I WON'T LOSE EVEN ONE MINUTE'S SLEEP.))
RUNS=:01


Ahmad Thiab is accused of hiring five members of the Abed family to burn down Mixers Restaurant and Lounge to collect the insurance.
But Khatib doesn't believe Thiab had anything to do with it. He knows the Abeds.
The racketeering indictment says Abed Jamil Abdeljalil once tried to have Khatib killed. 9:51:00 ((I KNOW ABDELJALIL. HE THREATENED MY LIFE. HE THREATENED MY BUSINESS. HE CALLED THE FIRE DEPARTMENT COUPLE OF TIMES DURING MY BUSY HOURS, THAT "I HAVE A BOMB."))
RUNS=:13


Khatib says he reported every incident over a seven-year period. He still doesn't know what motivated Abdeljalil. 9:52:20 ((I THINK JEALOUSY. HE IS JEALOUS OF ANYBODY. Of your business success? EXACTLY, BUSINESS SUCCESS OR IF YOU HAVE A NICE SHIRT ON YOUR BACK.))
RUNS=:10


The government says Abdeljalil even tried to knock off the Brown Derby's patrons. 9:51:30 ((OFFERED HIM $2,000 TO PUT SOME RAT POISON IN THE BUFFET THREE AND A HALF YEARS AGO.))
RUNS=:06


It never happened, but he got rid of the buffet for fear that the plot MIGHT succeed. 10:09:30 standup ((Khatib says such tactics are a way of life among businessmen in the Middle East. He's just happy Abdeljalil is behind bars, for now. Keith Humphry, NEWS 7, Roanoke.))
RUNS=:10
OUT=KH, News 7, Roanoke.))


Thiab


ANCHOR=Scott
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=khu
TAPE# 97-10
GRAPHIC=Thiab, Ahmad


Ahmad Thiab wonders why the government considers him a suspect, rather than a victim.
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VO-NAT


Thiab was careful not to accuse Abed family members of setting the fire.
He says they were never on good terms.
We do know that Thiab and his business partner bought the restaurant from the Abeds.
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SOT 4:02:10
IN Q=Right, yeah

((RIGHT. YEAH, AND THIS ACTUALLY LED TO THE BAD RELATIONSHIP THAT WE HAVE. BECAUSE THEY FEEL THAT THEY ARE THE ORIGINAL OWNERS AND THEY LOOK AT ME AND MY PARTNER AS THOSE PEOPLE OUTSIDERS WHO CAME AND TOOK OVER. BUT I CANNOT SAY FOR SURE THAT THEY ARE THE ONES WHO DID IT. YOU KNOW IT'S UNFAIR FOR ME TO ACCUSE PEOPLE. Somebody set that place on fire, certainly. THIS IS WHAT THEY TOLD ME. YOU KNOW WHEN IT HAPPENED I WAS IN CANADA. VISITING WITH MY FAMILY.))
SUPER=
RUNS=:37
OUT Q=with my family.
ANCHOR=Scott
SS=Thiab, Ahmad


He hopes to return to Ottawa while he awaits trial in Roanoke.

Clinton


ANCHOR=Scott
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=spr
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Clinton, Bill


A day after undergoing knee surgery, President Clinton is out of bed.
But that doesn't mean he's out of pain.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


A White House aide reports the President is now suffering from muscle spasms.
Despite that, Clinton expects to leave the Bethesda Naval Medical Center tomorrow and is still planning to meet with Russian President Boris Yeltsin in Helsinki on Tuesday.
Clinton tore a tendon in his right knee early yesterday morning... after stumbling on some stairs.
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Albania


ANCHOR=scott
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=None


The situation in Albania seems to grow more dangerous with each day.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tirana, Albania;


In the capital city of Tirana, gunmen fired shots at U- S helicopters... which were attempting to evacuate Americans from a diplomatic compound.
Despite the opposition, the State Department reports that 431 U- S citizens have been rescued.
Evacuation efforts will now focus on bringing out non- Americans on a space- available basis.
The uprising was sparked by the collapse of high- risk investment schemes that drained the savings of thousands of Albanians.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Scott
SS=NONE


Stay with us, spring cleaning came early to Narrows, thanks to some college volunteers.
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VO-NAT


And if you want to avoid the travel troubles that some Virginia students ran into, stay tuned.
We'll have some tips.
Now let's check in with Andrew.
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ANCHOR=Andrew


Get ready for possibly the coldest night we've had since mid-January.
Winter is making one last hurrah before the official start of spring next week.
A very cold, dry air mass is sitting right on top of us, and the mercury will drop into the teens and low twenties tonight.
before the chilly forecast, here's ..... wx ad lib Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Death-Penalty


ANCHOR=scott
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 97-11
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Federal prosecutors are hoping to seek the death penalty against a man accused of a deadly crime spree from Charlotte to Roanoke.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Last summer, Aquila (uh-quill-ee-uh) Barnette was arrested and charged with carjacking and murdering a man in North Carolina.
Authorities say he then drove to Roanoke and fatally shot his ex- girlfriend, Robin Williams.
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ANCHOR=Scott
SS=Legal Scales


If the U-S Attorney General approves the capital punishment petition, it will mark the first time in 8 years that FEDERAL prosecutors in North Carolina have sought the death penalty.

Kincaid


ANCHOR=Scott
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Police Shooting


Authorities say a state trooper acted properly when he shot a man during a confrontation in Campbell County two months ago.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co./January 3;


18- year- old Brad Jerome Miller was shot once in the shoulder outside Carpenter's Market January 3rd.
Miller had been on the run from Campbell County authorities when Trooper Keith Kincaid spotted him and moved in to make the arrest.
Miller reportedly made a threatening move towards the officer, and police say Kincaid reacted properly when he fired his gun.
Kincaid has since been restored to active duty.
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R'Bridge-Bust


ANCHOR=ScottP
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust


A high speed chase on Interstate 81 in Rockbridge County yesterday ended in a crash and the seizure of about a quarter of a million dollars worth of marijuana.
A trooper clocked 32-year-old Joslyn Fitzgerald Tudor of Houston, Texas, at 80 miles an hour.
The chase only lasted several miles and ended when Tudor wrecked in the median at the I-64 interchange.
The driver was not hurt, but police found more than 200 pounds of marijuana inside the vehicle.
Tudor is being held without bond in the Rockbridge County Jail.

Spring-Break


ANCHOR=ScottP
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-8
GRAPHIC=Spring Break


Every year vacationers lose thousands of dollars when travel deals go bad.
Earlier this month, hundreds of college students had their Spring Break interrupted when a travel company promising a trip to paradise, failed to provide what they promised.
Denise Allen has more on how to avoid these travel pitfalls.
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SOT
IN Q=Tammy Mitchell
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00 Quick!!!
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/March 1; :05 Quick!!!
SUPER=01-Tammy Mitchell/Tech Student; :10
SUPER=01-Mary Frances Stephanz/Better Business Bureau; :36
SUPER=01-Mel Ludovici/Martin Travel; 1:10
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:30
RUNS=1:43
OUT Q=News 7

(( Tammy Mitchell and her college friends had planned a trip to Nassau for spring break.
But her idea of a trip to paradise did not include spending the night in the airport.
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SOT 14:33:51
IN Q=Our flight was

((TAMMY MITCHELL/TECH STUDENT: OUR FLIGHT WAS SUPPOSED TO LEAVE AT 1:20. THERE WERE RUMORS OUR FLIGHT WOULD BE DELAYED. WE WERE TOLD OUR FLIGHT WOULD LEAVE AT FIVE O'CLOCK AND WE WERE PUT UP IN THE SHERATON FOR HALF A DAY AND THEN TAKE A BREAK REFUSED TO SPEND THE MONEY TO KEEP US THERE.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to keep us there


The Better Business Bureau says every year hundreds of students have trips ruined by travel companies that can't deliverer what they promised.
Mary Frances Stephanz says a simple call to the Better Business Bureau could solve a lot of problems.
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SOT 4:13:49
IN Q=LAWS ACTUALLY

((MARY FRANCES STEPHANZ/BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU: LAWS ACTUALLY DON'T PROTECT PEOPLE. PEOPLE HAVE GOT TO LEARN TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND ONE OF THE WAYS IS TO BECOME KNOWLEDGEABLE BEFORE YOU SPEND MONEY OR GIVE A CREDIT CARD NUMBER.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=CREDIT CARD NUMBER


Here are some steps you can take to protect yourself and improve your chances of having a fun-filled vacation.
Plan ahead, in other words don't act on the spur of the moment.
Work with local established travel agents.
And do some comparative shopping.
Also put the trip on a charge card.
This will give you the opportunity to dispute the charge if you feel you didn't get your money's worth.
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SOT 9:45:42
IN Q=ONE OF THE

((MEL Ludovici/Martin Travel: ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE AS TRAVEL AGENTS LOOK FOR IS A PATTERN AND IF WE SEE A PATTERN WHERE SUDDENLY THE RATES ARE GOING REAL LOW IT'S AN INDICATION TO US THAT THE TRAVEL COMPANY MIGHT JUST HAVE A CASH FLOW PROBLEM.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=cash flow problem


Tammy says the Take A Break organization which planned her trip offered no real compensation for their lost vacation time.
So she's disputing her credit card charge, but says it's unlikely she'll ever see a refund from the travel company.
Denise Allen News 7.
))

Narrows-Cleanup


ANCHOR=Scott
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE# 97-16
GRAPHIC=None


The town of Narrows is a little more spruced up for Spring, thanks to a group of college students who devoted THEIR vacation to helping out.
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((nat sound of hammering ))
RUNS=:02
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Narrows/Wednesday;


23 student volunteers from the University of Virginia and University of Pennsylvania spent this week making improvements to Boom Park.
Town officials are grateful, because their was no money to fund the project.
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SOT 6:30:26
IN Q=

((DON RICHARDSON/NARROWS MAYOR: IT'S KIND OF HARD TO HAVE MONEY, RAISE MONEY TO KEEP IT GOING, AND THESE KIDS ARE COMING IN AND DOING IT FREE OF CHARGE FOR US. IN FACT, THEY'RE PAYING TO COME IN AND WORK FOR US. ))
SUPER=01-Don Richardson/Narrows Mayor;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=work for us.
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VO-NAT


The students paid 125- dollars each through the Volunteers for Communities program.
They say the experience is the payback.
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SOT 6:44:58
IN Q=

((DAN SCOTT/UVA STUDENT: THIS IS A GREAT COMMUNITY, AND I'VE GOTTEN A REAL SENSE OF WHAT A GOOD COMMUNITY IS LIKE. SO THAT'S WHAT I'LL TAKE AWAY. ))
SOT 6:36:29

((SARAH LESHNER/UNIV. OF PENN. STUDENT: OUR UNIVERSITY IS A PRIVATE UNIVERSITY AND SO MOST OF THE KIDS THAT GO THERE ARE WELL-TO-DO AND TAKE EVERYTHING FOR GRANTED. AND SO ALL OF MY FRIENDS WERE GOING ON EXOTIC VACATIONS WHERE THEY WEREN'T GONNA HELP ANYBODY EXCEPT THEMSELVES AND WE DECIDED THAT WE WERE GONNA COME TOGETHER SO THAT WE COULD MAKE AN IMPACT IN SOMEBODY ELSE'S LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Dan Scott/UVA Student;
SUPER=01-Sarah Leshner/Univ. of Penn. Student;
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=somebody else's life.
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VO-NAT


Several churches in town provided the students with room and board.
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On-Record


ANCHOR=Scott
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE# 97-7
GRAPHIC=None


Interstate 81 through western Virginia supports 30 percent truck traffic-- and that number climbs to around 60 percent after dark.
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VO-NAT


V-DOT is currently studying widening the road.
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SOT 2:47
IN Q=it's obvious

((LAURA BULLOCK: IT'S OBVIOUS THE CAPACITY OF INTERSTATE 81 IS NOT GREAT ENOUGH TO HANDLE THE TRAFFIC THAT'S OUT THERE. ))
SUPER=01-Laura Bullock/Virginia Dept. of Transportation;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=THAT'S OUT THERE.
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VO-NAT


And members of the trucking industry are attacking the safety problem as well-- trying to educate drivers on how to co-exist with tractor trailers.
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SOT 22:09
IN Q=you can't

((LINIEL GREGORY/FLEETMASTER: YOU CAN'T SNEAK UP BESIDE THESE TRUCKS, BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO GET RUN OVER. ))
SUPER=01-Liniel Gregory/Fleetmaster Express, Inc.;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=run over
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VO-NAT


Business representatives as well as government officials will tackle these issues and more during On Record tomorrow morning at 11.
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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Scott
SS=none


Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll have a preview of the tomorrow's African American Film Festival,
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VO-NAT

and there are some new additions along the Roanoke River Parkway...65-hundred of them to be exact.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#2



Film-Festival


ANCHOR=Scott
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=dse
TAPE# 97-3
GRAPHIC=None


The First African American Film Festival will kick off tomorrow.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It will honor Oscar (ME-show) Micheaux, an influential but often neglected early black filmaker.
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SOT
IN Q=Micheax and other

((PROFESSOR AUKRAM BURTON/MICHEAUX SCHOLAR: MICHEAUX AND OTHER INDEPENDENT BLACK FILMAKERS WAS ADAMANT ABOUT TRYING TO DEPICT POSITIVE IMAGES OR ACCURATE IMAGES OF AFRICAN AMERICANS DURING THAT TIME. SO HE WAS IMPORTANT IN THAT WAY. ))
SUPER=01-Aukram Burton/Micheaux Scholar;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=in that way.
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VO-NAT


One of Micheaux's films was made right here in Roanoke.
But the festival will be more than just movies.
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SOT
IN Q=We'll have open

((HADASSAH STOWE/FESTIVAL ORGANIZER: WE'LL HAVE OPEN DIALOGUE PROMOTING RACIAL HEALING AND TRYING TO BUILD THAT TRUST BETWEEN THE GAINSBORO COMMUNITY AND CITY HALL AND THE ROANOKE COMMUNITY AT LARGE. IT'S GOING TO BE A WONDERFUL TIME SEEING EVERYBODY COME TOGETHER.))
SUPER=01-Hadassah Stowe/Festival Organizer;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=come together
ANCHOR=Scott
SS=None


The festival will be held tomorrow at the Jefferson Center.
It runs from one-thirty until nine.

Tree-Stuff


ANCHOR=ScottP
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-6
GRAPHIC=None


Volunteers gave a little bit back to Mother Nature this morning.
Workers planted 65-hundred seedlings along what will be the new Roanoke River Parkway.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The roadway will connect the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Explore Park.
The project is an effort to build up the forest, protect against soil erosion and create a wildlife habitat.
More than 150 volunteers planted ten different varieties of trees.
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SOT 11:03:42
IN Q=working with the

((MARK PRITCHETT/NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: WORKING WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY WE'RE USING NATIVE TREES TO VIRGINIA WHICH IS A PRIORITY WITH THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. WE WANTED TO BASICALLY STAY IN CHARACTER WITH WHAT WE HAD RIGHT HERE.))
SUPER=01-Mark Pritchett/National Park Service;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=WE HAD RIGHT HERE
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VO-NAT


Valley Beautiful provided the grant to purchase the seedlings.
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S-VHSL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=Group A


Alan Cantrell has added a boys state championship to his resume as the Buffaloes beat Surry county in the Group A state title game.
SS=Group AA


And it Group Two-A The Minutemen of Liberty pick up their second straight state championship.
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SOT
IN Q="Floyd came...
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Floyd Co. vs Surry Co.; :00
SUPER=33-Floyd Co./66/Surry Co./63/; :32
SUPER=01-Travis Cantrell/Scored 19 Points; :43
SUPER=01-Alan Cantrell/Floyd Co. Head Coach; :50
SUPER=04-Liberty vs Spotswood; 1:00
SUPER=33-Liberty/77/Spotswood/71/; 1:28
SUPER=01-Mark Hanks/Liberty Head Coach; 1:37
SUPER=01-Robert Carson/Scored 25 Points; 1:45
RUNS=1:51
OUT Q=....of it paid off."
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((Floyd came into the Vines Center hoping to pick up its first mens basketball championship.
Travis Cantrell would take charge early in the game by scoring two of his game high 19 points on this jumper to tie the score in the first quarter.
The Buffaloes would pick up the pace and lead the game as Cantrell dishes the ball inside to Jason Dalton the Buffaloes took a 7 point lead at the half.
Floyd would fall behind in the third but would come back and rally in the fourth Adam Harris nails this jumper to pull the Buffaloes to within four.
But with 43 seconds left in the game Cantrell's driving shot put Floyd ahead by one and the Buffaloes go on to win it 66 to 63.)) ((TRAVIS CANTRELL/SCORED 19 POINTS: )) ((ALAN CANTRELL/FLOYD CO. HEAD COACH: )) ((Liberty came into the second game of the day looking to win back to back titles.
But the Blazers would take control and lead most of the game with the help of Richard Bruce who had a game high 25 points.
Then Liberty came alive Peanut Arrington would ignite the Minutemen in the second half scoring two of his game high 26 points on this basket that cut the lead to two.
With just over five minutes left in the game this basket by Robert Carson would tie the game at 58 to 58.
Liberty rolled up a 7 point lead when Kelly Garrett gets the rebound and basket and the Minutemen win their second straight championship 77 to 71.)) ((MARK HANKS/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: )) ((ROBERT CARSON/SCORED 25 POINTS: ))
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Highlights from this afternoons P-G-A Honda Classic Floyd's Jeff Agnew will sit on the outside at Martinsville tomorrow.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Dean Smith becomes the all time winningest college basketball coach as his North Carolina Tar Heels advance to the Sweet 16.
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S-Carolina


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=NCAA lOGO


North Carolina head coach Dean Smith is college basketball's all time winningest coach.
This afternoon the Tar Heals beat Colorado 73 to 56 the victory giving Smith 877 one more than Kentucky legend Adolph Rupp.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Winston-Salem, NC/UNC vs Colorado; :


The win also puts Carolina in the sweet 16 and some of Smith's former players were at the game.
Colorado started the day on top Chauncey Billups pulls up and hits this jumper and Colorado led 12 to 9.
But the Tar Heels cranked it up Ed Cota picks up the lose ball and hits the jumper off the glass Carolina led 22 to 21.
Colorado trailed by one at the half but the Tar Heels began to run the Floor Antwawn Jamison going in for the Alley Oop.
The Tar heels also found the range outside Cota's jumper this time is for three points and a 9 point lead and Carolina wins it 73 to 56.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm glad

((DEAN SMITH/877 WINS: ))
SUPER=01-Dean Smith/877 Wins; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=......my goal."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


The Tar Heels will play California in the next round. The Golden Bears beat Villanova 75 to 68.

S-Kansas


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=NCAA LOGO


In the Southeast REGIONAL, Paul Pierce scored 20 points and pulled down a dozen rebounds as the Jayhawks beat Purdue 75 to 61.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN/Kansas vs Purdue; :


The Jayhawks under Roy Williams will make their fifth straight trip to the Sweet 16.
And this is why watch the ball movement and it eventually gets into the hands of Raef Lafrentz for the easy layup and a three point lead.
The Boilermakers made it a close game early in the second half Chad Austin on the power move making it 44 to 40.
But Kansas pulled away in the second half Jacque Vaughn nails this three pointer and the Jayhawks win it 75 to 71.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Kansas will play Arizona which beat the College of Charleston 73 to 69.

S-Others


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NCAA LOGO


In other action, Iowa State edged Cincinnati 67 to 66 in the Midwest and will play U-C-L-A the winner of the second game over Xavier 96 to 83.
In the West Regional, St. Joseph's topped Boston College 81 to 77 in overtime and will play Kentucky a 75 to 69 winner over Iowa.

S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


In the N-B-A, Golden State held off a second half rally and ended Toronto's three game winning streak this afternoon.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/NHL Empire; :


And in Hockey, Philadelphia and New Jersey share the Atlantic Division lead.
This afternoon, The Sabres blasted four shots past Flyer's goalie Ron Hextall in a 7 to 5 win.
For all of the scores lets check the boards.
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


Because of a rainout, The P-G-A's Honda Classic will finish with 36 holes tomorrow.
And when play resumes Paul Stankowski will lead the field for the final two rounds.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Coral Gables, FL/NBC SPORTS; :


Staknowski shot a six under par 66 today and his total of 9 under par is one stroke better than Michael Bradley and John Huston.
The shot of the day was made by Mark Calcavecchia as he chips in for birdie on the 17-th hole.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=LPGA LOGO


Meantime, Lynchburg's Donna Andrews is tied for second place in the Welch's Circle K Championship.
Andrews shot a 70 today to tie Tina Barrett at 11 under par one shot behind leader Annika Sorenstam.

S-Racing


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
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In Racing, David Hyder captured the pole for tomorrows Miller 300 Late Model Stock car race at the Martinsville Speedway. Floyd's Jeff Agnew will start on the outside.
Tony McGuire failed to make the top 20 and will start 8-th in the second qualifying race.
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Meantime, Stacy Compton qualified for tomorrow's Florida Dodge Dealer 400 Truck race in Florida. Compton will start 17-th. Compton is 12-th in points and second in Rookie points.
Jimmy Hensley qualified 28-th.

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Balloons, crackers and rubber balls are not usually associated with aerobic classes.
But today at the Roanoke Athletic Club more than 70 exercisers used them in the Fitness Challenge.
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The six hour marathon benefited the Child Abuse Prevention Council.
Exercisers had to raise 200 dollars each to participate.
Organizers say those donations combined with money from sponsors will bring in around 22-thousand dollars for the council.
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((SHANNON BRABHAM/CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COUNCIL: IT'S REALLY A WINDFALL FOR US BECAUSE IT'S AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF WORK TO RAISE THAT AMOUNT OF MONEY. SO FOR US IT MEANS EXPANSION OF OUR PROGRAMS. IT MEANS THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO MORE OF WHAT WE DO BEST. ACTUALLY WORKING WITH THE FAMILIES.))
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The Council educated the community about child abuse and ways to prevent it.
Miss Virginia, Michelle Chang, was on hand to help raise for the council. (----------------)