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News-Heads

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Coming up-
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One group says a new high school is needed in Roanoke county. We'll tell you where they want it-
A six year old is fatally shot by his brother-
Plus an acquittal for a Tech football player.
And one woman is taking off to finish the trip Amelia Earhart did not.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
A new high school is needed in Roanoke County- and it should be built off Route 220.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


That's the finding of a citizens committee that's studied the schools.
It also wants other changes.
Details of the complete report coming up at eleven.
SUPER=@file;


Anthony Lake will no longer be considered for CIA director-
He's apparently withdrawing his name-
after complaining the nomination process had become too bitter.
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ANCHOR=Jean


Join us for News 7 at Eleven.

county-schools


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County


Roanoke County needs a new high school.
According to a Blue Ribbon Committee the school should go off route 220, and would not take the place of Cave Spring High School.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


But it would share a football field with Cave Spring.
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((IT IS OUR RECCOMENDATION, THAT THE EXISTING CAVE SPRING HIGH SCHOOL, AND THE PROPOSED SOUTH COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SHARE A COMMON STADIUM ATHLETIC FACILTY.))
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The Committee is made up of 22 citizens.
It's job was to develop a comprehensive plan for Roanoke County-
That after last year's failed 37 million dollar referendum.
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SOT 8:52:06
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((BOB JOHNSON/SUPERVISORS CHAIRMAN: THERE WAS NOT EQUITY IN THAT FORMULA. MANY PEOPLE SAW IT AS A SW COUNTY PACKAGE, AND THIS PACKAGE RESEMBLED NOTHING LIKE THAT PACKAGE.))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisors Chairman;
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The report suggests one hundred-twenty million dollars of improvements over the next decade.
That money would renovate all 28 county schools except for William Byrd High School, which the committee considers its "model school."
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Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


Virginia Tech football player Angelo Harrison was suspended for the second half of last season after he was charged with a felony stemming from a campus brawl.
But an acquittal today qualifies him to return to the team.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Harrison was found NOT guilty of hitting Hilliard Sumner with a cane, breaking the track athlete's collarbone.
Sumner identified Harrison as his attacker.
But Harrison denied the charge.
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SOT 3:59:47
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((DID YOU EVER TOUCH THE CANE? ANGELO HARRISON: NOT AT ALL. DID YOU EVER HIT HILLIARD SUMNER WITH THE CANE? HARRISON: NO SIR, I DIDN'T. HOW CLOSE DID YOU GET TO HILLIARD SUMNER? HARRISON: ABOUT 15 TO 20 FEET. ))
SUPER=01-Angelo Harrison/Tech Wide Receiver;
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OUT Q=15 to 20 feet.
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VO-NAT


Several other witnesses recalled seeing Harrison at the scene, but NOT holding the cane.
Despite the acquittal, Harrison's lawyer says he's still paid a price for being in the wrong place at the wrong time.
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SOT 7:49:21
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((MARC LONG/HARRISON'S LAWYER: AND IT'S UNFORTUNATE. I MEAN HE'S A LOSER IN THIS TOO BECAUSE HE MISSED THE BIGGEST GAMES OF THE YEAR LAST YEAR OVER THIS. BUT HE UNDERSTANDS WHY THAT HAPPENED. ))
SUPER=01-Marc Long/Harrison's Lawyer;
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Long says the lesson for all college athletes is to walk away from similar situations in the future.
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L'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Lynchburg police are still investigating yesterday's accidental shooting that left a six-year old boy dead.
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SUPER=03-Lynchburg


It happened at the Greenfield Apartments around 11:30 Sunday morning.
Authorities say two boys had gone inside their apartment and found a gun.. that's when the five-year old apparently shot his brother in the upper body.
The child died at Lynchburg General Hospital last night.
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((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT'S AN UNFORTUNATE TRAGEDY AND IT'S AN EXAMPLE OF WHY PEOPLE SHOULD BE SECURING THEIR GUNS. IF THEY NEED TO KEEP THEM UNLOADED OR IN A LOCK BOX OR WHATEVER, WHEN YOU HAVE JUVENILES AROUND, THEY HAVE TO BE KEPT IN A SECURED AREA WHERE THEY'RE NOT ACCESSIBLE TO THEM.))
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OUT Q=accessible to them.
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The names of those involved have not been released.
Police have "not" said whether the parents will face charges.
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Lake


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


He was a nominee for CIA Director-
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SUPER=@file;


But Anthony Lake's withdrawn his nomination apparently saying Washington's gone haywire.
Lake apparently complained in a letter to the President that the nomination process had become too bitter and partison.
Tonight word from Washington, that President Clinton has accepted Lake's withdrawal from the nomination process.
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Ok-City


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


Timothy McVeigh's trial will begin March 31st.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Judge Richard Matsch ruled the trial will go on.
Defense lawyers wanted the case put off after news reports that Tim McVeigh confessed to the Oklahoma City bombing.
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((STEPHEN JONES/MCVEIGH'S ATTORNEY: HE HAS MADE HIS ORDER IN GOOD FAITH. WE WILL ABIDE BY IT IN GOOD FAITH.))
SUPER=01-Stephen Jones/McVeigh's Attorney; very quick!
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver;


Jurors will begin filling out questionnaires on Wednesday.
Jury selection begins two weeks from today in Denver.
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Bosnia-Troops


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=Peacekeeper


Members of a Danville National Guard unit are beginning to adjust to life overseas.
They've been serving as peacekeepers in Bosnia for about two weeks.
Teresa Hamilton reports, the guardsmen miss their friends and family but are also proud of their work.
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((
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((LT. TODD GIBBS/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:IT DOESN'T REALLY BOTHER ME AT ALL, I FEEL LIKE I'M DOING SOMETHING THAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO, THAT'S REPRESENTING THE US. ))
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Lieutenant Todd Gibbs has living in in Bosnia for about two weeks.
He and 45- Danville National guardsmen are stationed there as peacekeepers.
Last week, the unit officially took over the mission from a group out of Massachusetts.
Adjusting to life overseas has been difficult especially for those with wives and children.
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((SGT. FRANK HUDGINS/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN: MY WIFE IS HAVING HER BIRTHDAY ON THE 20TH AND I'D LIKE TO SAY HELLO TO MY STEPSON, JASON HARRIS.))
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Hudgins' wife, Sandra, was shocked to find out her husband had been interviewed.
The couple had planned on an April wedding but had to move the date up when they learned about the mission.
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((SANDRA HUDGINS/GUARDSMAN'S WIFE:BUT IT WAS THROWN TOGETHER, THANKS TO A PERFECT MOM, IT MANAGED TO BE OK. ))
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STAND UP:
The Danville troops have actually been gone for more than a month-- they left in early February for extensive training in places like Georgia and Germany. end su
The troops were told they'd probably stay overseas for about nine- months, which means they've got about seven months to go before heading home for good.
Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7.))

Thiab


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Thiab, Ahmad


Attorneys for at least one of the ten men indicted in a Roanoke racketeering and arson scheme today renewed their demand for proof of the government's case against them.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 6


An attorney for Rod Abed said: "the government has made lurid allegations."
Abed and others are charged with setting eight fires- -one of them with fatal results.
"And yet when pressed to back up their accusations," says Attorney David Damico, the government "appears unwilling to produce even minimal proof."
Canadian businessman (Ah-MOD The-ab) Ahmad Thiab says flat out: the government doesn't have a case against him.
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((I'M HERE TO PROVE MY INNOCENCE. I CAME BY MYSELF, AND I'M HERE TO COOPERATE IN ANY WAY THEY WANT ME TO COOPERATE. AND I HAVE NO KNOW KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE FIRE. MY PARTNER HAS NO KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THE FIRE. WE DON'T KNOW WHO DID IT.))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/April, 1994


The government says Thiab and his partner hired the Abeds to set their restaurant on fire, because it was losing money.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, Governor Allen wants to see changes in the way drug cases are tried,
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And the city of Roanoke decides IF it will buy two new fire trucks that some firefighters oppose.
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Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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Roll
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Airbags


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=abr
TAPE# net
GRAPHIC=Air Bags


Some startling information about passenger seat airbags.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


The Center for Risk Analysis at Harvard says Americans have a falsely positive image of airbags.
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IN Q=Even among children

((JOHN GRAHAM/CENTER FOR RISK ANALYSIS DIRECTOR: EVEN AMONG CHILDREN WHO ARE PROPERLY RESTRAINED, WE CANNOT SAY WITH CONFIDENCE THAT AIRBAGS SAVE MORE OF THESE CHILDREN THAN THEY KILL ))
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According to the study, airbags have not saved the life of even one child.
It recommends children under twelve ride in the back seat.
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Quints


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Roanoke City Council approved the purchase of two new fire trucks today, over the objections of fire fighters and some city residents.
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((JOE NASH/WASENA RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN TOLD ))
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Most of the speakers at the afternoon meeting opposed the plan to buy two new quints.
They're multi-purpose vehicles that combine the functions of a pumper with an aerial ladder truck.
The firefighters association says the quints are part of a plan to cut manpower and close stations, but fire officials say they are simply buying better equipment with more capabilities.
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IN Q=I was disappointed

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I WAS DISAPPOINTED IN THE CAMPAIGN OF FEAR OVER THE LAST SEVERAL DAYS WHICH GOT SOME OF OUR CITIZENS UPSET. I DID NOT SHARE IN THAT.))
SUPER=@Bowers;
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OUT Q=did not share in that.
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


Fire fighters say they will work with the new equipment, but today's vote doesn't end the controversy.
Fire fighters promise more questions about the ongoing reorganization of their department.

Ward-System


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Hold City Seal


A Roanoke task force is now trying to chart the future of city elections-
Members say they want to hear what residents think about a modified ward system.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Tonight, members of the Northwest Neighborhood Environmental Organization were briefed on the work of the ward system task force.
The group is studying at least four different plans that would elect some council members in wards, and others at-large.
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IN Q=We've talked about the issue

((BILL BESTPITCH/TASK FORCE MEMBER: WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE ISSUE A LOT AMONG OURSELVES AS A TASK FORCE, BUT WE'RE REALLY HOPING THAT PEOPLE FROM THE CITY OF ROANOKE WILL COME TO ONE OF THE MEETING AND GIVE US THEIR INPUT, SO WE CAN HAVE THAT BEFORE ANY FINAL DECISIONS ARE MADE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/Task Force Member;
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=HOLD


The task force plans a dozen public meetings in the next six weeks. The group will present a recommendation to city council in June, with the expectation that the issue will be put to the city's voters in a November referendum.

Allen-Drugs


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-2
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


Starting July first, Virginia courts will start trying drug gang members together.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor George Allen signed bills today ending the right of gang members to individual trials... and making it a capital offense to murder or order the murder of another person during a drug crime.
The signing was in a Richmond neighborhood where the so-called Poison Clan operated in 1994.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: THEY KILLED A YOUNG MAN HERE WHO REFUSED TO HELP THEM SELL CRACK COCAINE. THE POISON GANG ALSO KILLED TWO OF HIS FRIENDS AND WOUNDED A FOURTH. WE'RE DETERMINED THAT THESE VICIOUS MURDERERS WILL BE BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.))
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OUT Q=to justice.
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VO-NAT


But the Governor says the Poison Clan killings are being tried now in federal courts, in part because state laws made the prosecution too difficult.
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DEQ


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


State environmental officials have agreed to let Westvaco drop a river cleanup project in favor of a better one.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Department of Environmental Quality released a copy of a consent order today that would cancel Westvaco's obligation to build a 30 million dollar discharge cooling system this year.
SUPER=@file


Instead, the company will spend 150 million over the next three to four years on several pollution control projects.
A representative of a Virginia environmental group gave the agreement cautious approval.
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((BILL TANGER/FRIENDS OF THE RIVERS OF VIRGINIA; CLEARLY WESTVACO IS NOT AFRAID TO THROW SOME MONEY AT THE PROBLEM, AND I THINK, ON THE SURFACE ANYWAY, IT'S A BETTER PROJECT, LONG TERM, THAN WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY PROPOSED. ))
SUPER=01-Bill Tanger/Friends Of The Rivers Of Va.;
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VO-NAT


The consent order will be sent to the state water control board for approval next month.
The pollution control project would also pave the way for a possible expansion of Westvaco's pulp production capacity.
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Tease#2

Soft Music Under
ANCHOR=Jean
SS=none


Coming up a little later in the newscast, we'll tell you about what could be the luckiest place on earth,
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and we'll meet a woman who is trying to rewrite history by fulfilling Amelia Earhart's ill fated mission.
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Innotech


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-12
GRAPHIC=Innotech


A Roanoke company in the vision care industry is making good on its pledge to expand.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A year ago Innotech announced plans to add several hundred more employees.
Today it confirmed that it will double the size of its plant and add 410 workers.
SUPER=@File;


The company was founded about a decade ago.
It makes an eyeglass lens fabrication system.
Innotech currently employs 130 people.
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Clinton


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=jja
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Clinton


President Clinton is out of the hospital-- after emergency surgery Friday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


Doctors reparied the torn quadricep tendon attached to his knee.
The President's now undergoing painful therapy-
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SOT 10:04:47
IN Q=I've done two

((I'VE DONE TWO DAYS OF THERAPY AND HAVE LEARNED TO USE MY CRUTCHES. DR. MARLENE DE MAIO/ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON: HE DID SOME RANGE OF MOTION, MUSCLE STRENGTHENING AND STRETCHING. HE GOT UP AND SUCCESSFULLY AMBULATED ON PARALLEL BARS WITHOUT MUCH DIFFICULTY.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Marlene De Maio/Orthopedic Surgeon; :06
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=much difficulty.
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VO-NAT


The President was injured while navigating stairs.
He'll use a wheelchair and crutches for the next few weeks.
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Earhart


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


A Texas woman is retracing Amelia Earhart's flight-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Los Angeles;


Today Linda Finch climbed aboard a plane to finish the most famous flight that never did.
It was almost 60 years ago- that Earhart attempted to cross the Atlantic.
She was attmpting to become the first person to fly around the world the long way- when she vanished.
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IN Q=

((LINDA FINCH/PILOT: I REALLY BELIEVE THAT AMELIA'S LOSS HAS OVESHADOWED HER LIFE. AND OUR PURPOSE OF OUR PROJECT IS TO BRING BACK HER LIFE AND THE THINGS SHE ACCOMPLISHED.))
SUPER=01-Linda Finch/Pilot;
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OUT Q=SHE ACCOMPLISHED."
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VO-NAT


Finch's plane is a near replica.
The departure date the same.
The flight plan identical.
But Finch will use sophisticated navigation equipment to help her stay on course- and school children will follow her trip on the Internet.
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S-Grbac


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-26
GRAPHIC=chiefs


On the NFL front, Elvis Grbac officially left the 49ers yesterday and signed a five-year deal with Kansas City Chiefs.
The former Michigan standout is the
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SUPER=03-Kansas City; :00


third straight former 49'er, to take over the Chiefs. He follows in the footsteps of Joe Montana and Steve Bono, and he's well aware of the task that is before him.
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((ELVIS GRBAC/SIGNS WITH CHIEFS:))
SUPER=01-Elvis Grbac/Signs With Chiefs; :00
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OUT Q=...I came here."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Chiefs


Grbac is expected to be Chiefs starter when training camp opens this Summer.

S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA; ;00


The Eagles picked up a kicker from the Cowboys yesterday.
Chris Boniol leaves the Cowboys, because the Eagles have shown him the money.
The veteran place kicker signs a four year contract worth $2 point four million dollars.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ice=97
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS


The Roanoke Express is in Tidewater resting up for tonight's East division game with Hampton Roads.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 4; :00


Last night the team waived goaltender Sylvain Careau.
The former Pensacola netminder was signed on March 4th and brought into camp to back up Dave Gagnon and his banged up knee, but his playing time was limited to a period against Richmond last Monday night.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Primetime Big


In his place the Express has picked up Matt Carmichael, who played major junior hockey in Ontario.
He practiced with the Express yesterday at the Scope,and will likely be in uniform tonight when the team skates against the Admirals.

S-Devils


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=NIT
SS=nit


Last night Florida State was trying to hang with Clemson and keep the ACC alive in the NIT,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Tallhassee, FL/Michigan St. vs. FSU; :00


The Seminoles were trying to advance to the NIT's sweet 16 for the first time in school history.
They would trail at the half, but come back to get the 68-to-63 win thanks to
Randall Jackson,who scored a SUPER=33-Michigan St/63/Florida St./68;

team high 16 points.
FSU advances to meet West Virginia.
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PINNACLE BOARD
Your Hometown station can now tell you whcih games it will have from the Sweet 16 this Thursday night.
At 7:30 you will get the Minnesota at Clemson game, then later that night

Kentucky takes on St. Joe's around 10:15.
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S-NIT


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB97-4
GRAPHIC=NIT


The second round of the N.I.T. began play last night at on-campus sites.
And one of those was on Tobacco Road in Raleigh as N.C. State hosted West Virginia.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/ESPN; :00


The Pack fans were ready for this one, but so were the Mountaineer players.
West Virginia led by one at halftime, and then went up by as many as 11 in the second half thanks to plays like this one from Jared West.
But State would come back as it has all year long. Ishua Benjamin strokes the three pointer from the left side to get State back within four points at the 6 minute mark.
State would have a shot to tie the game and send it to overtime with a
SUPER=33-West Virginia/76/N.C. State/73;

three, but Benjamin's shot bounces off and West Virginia escapes with the 76-to-73 win.
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S-Jazz


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


The Charlotte Hornets were home in the hive tonight hosting the Jazz.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/Jazz vs. Hornets; :00


And when the Jazz are playing the right notes Karl malone is usually out front leading the band. The NBA player of the week scored 37 points tonight.
The Hornets wasted a great game by SUPER=32-Utah/114/Charlotte/93;

Glen Rice. He was extremely explosive off the dribble scoring 29.
Your final, the Jazz 114, Hornets 93.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight, Steve Mason gets on the track
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with the current Winston Cup points leader Dale Jarrett, who spent today testing at the Martinsville Speedway.
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S-Jarrett


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=R-35
GRAPHIC=Martinsville


The Martinsville Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season, and Steve Mason says Dale Jarrett would love to blow out a few candles in Victory Lane next month.
Let's head to Martinsville for more on today's testing session for the Quality care Ford team.
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SUPER=01-Todd Parrott/Quality Care Ford Crew Chief; :48
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RUNS=1:37
OUT Q=...News 7 sports"
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S-Lax


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=LACROSSE


The University of Virginia is ranked third in the newest Division One Lacrosse poll that was released tonight.
While in Division Three unbeaten W&L is third with a 5-and-0 mark.
Roanoke is fifth right now after opening the season with 3 wins a loss.

Clover


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tbr
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If you are finding yourself in need of a little luck this Saint Patrick's Day, you may want to head to Gulfport, Florida.
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If the old story about four leaf clovers is true, Andy Safko could be the luckiest man on earth.
Andy and his wife have the largest clover farm in the world and up to 25 percent of their crop is four leaf clovers.
They's tried to increase that percentage through science, but so far they've had NO luck.
Still the couple is making a nice living selling the four leaf clovers as lucky charms. (----------------)