12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


Israeli security forces are on alert now that crews have broken ground for a new Jewish settlement in Arab East Jerusalem.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


In Lynchburg a six- year- old boy is accidentally shot by his five- year- old brother.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Showers are likely through this afternoon and overnight, with cloudy and much cooler conditions prevailing the rest of this week. I'll have those details, as well as a look at N-I-T action.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The news is next.

E-L'burg-Shooting


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-16
GRAPHIC=Shooting


In Lynchburg, a game between two brothers turns deadly.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Police say a five- year- old and six- year- old were playing with a pistol Sunday morning when it went off, striking the older boy.
The child died at Lynchburg General Hospital.
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SOT 22:13:17
IN Q=It's an unfortunate

((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.))
SUPER=01-Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=accessible to them.
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VO-NAT


The names of those involved have not been released.
Police have "not" said whether the parents will face charges.
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E-Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=Virginia Tech


After a half season suspension Virginia Tech football player Angelo Harrison can now return to the team.
His suspension was a result of a felony charge stemming from a campus brawl.
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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
IN Q=

((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/Virginia Tech Wide Receiver;
RUNS=:10
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
IN Q=

((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;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=why that happened.
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VO-NAT


Long says the lesson for all college athletes is to walk away from similar situations in the future.
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Cartledge


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


One of the Roanoke Valley's most prominent business leaders has died.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/1988; (quick!)


George Cartledge Senior, one of the partners in Grand Piano and Furniture, passed away Sunday night.
After buying Grand with two partners in 19-45, he built the chain into a home furnishings powerhouse in the southeast.
Cartledge was also active in numerous community and charity efforts.
Cartledge was 87.
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LAKE-NOMINATION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=washington dc


The controversy over fundraising techniques used by the Democratic party has claimed its first victim.
Former National Security adviser Anthony Lake has withdrawn his name to head the C-I-A.
The White House says President Clinton will move quickly to name a new nominee.
Bill Plante files this report.
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SOT

10:01;01
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Washington DC/File Tape; :00
SUPER=01-Richard Shelby/(R) Intelligence Chairman; 1:08
SUPER=01-Bill Plante/Reporting; 1:19
RUNS=1:32
OUT Q=CBS NEWS WASHINGTON.

((
Early monday evening, former national security adviser anthony lake asked president clinton to withdraw his name from consideration as director of the C-I-A.
Lake's three-page letter was candid and impassioned. in it, he said "WASHINGTON HAS GONE HAYWIRE."
Lake claimed that he had "sufficient votes for confirmation" - but - that he believed the "process... (is) faced by endless delay." and he had simply "LOST PATIENCE".
Lake's nomination had been a struggle from the beginning. but he appeared to have weathered storms over his investments and a flap over what he knew or didn't know about the Chinese trying to influence American elections. Then this report in Monday's wall street journal - questioned what Lake knew about a lebanese-american oil financier that had donated over $150,000 dollars to the Democratic party and who had been invited to the White House - despite the fact that lake's deputy turned down an initial request for the oilman to meet the president.
The white house admits it was in error, and says lake was never told. but the chairman of the senate intelligence committee saw it as one more sign that lake wasn't up to the job. SEN. RICHARD SHELBY, R- INTELLIGENCE CHMN:THE QUESTION IS 'IS HE THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THIS JOB' IT'S BECOMING MORE AND MORE QUESTIONABLE EACH DAY.
Lake decided that his confirmation was likely to be an interminable process, wrenching for him and his staff, and so pulled the plug.
Mr. Clinton's aides say that he would have been willing to fight - but will accept lake's decision.
Bill Plante, CBS News, the White House..))

JERUSALEM


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


Security is tight across Israel today as the bulldozers break ground on a new Jewish housing complex.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Jerusalem;


The planned housing site is in Arab east Jerusalem.
Palestinians are camped at the site promising to stop construction.
They want permits so they can build too.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( BADER:WE HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR MORE THAN TWENTY YEARS NOW AND NOTHING HAS OCCURRED, NOTHING HAS OCCURRED. ))
SUPER=01-Abdul-Ghaffar Bader/Palestinian Teacher;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=nothing has occurred.
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VO-NAT


Meantime, the son of the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin met with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat this morning.
Yuval Rabin is a peace activist and is appealing for calm, despite the construction.
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BOMBING-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=McVeigh


Jury selection in the Oklahoma City bombing trial goes on as scheduled March 31st in Denver.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver, CO;


Yesterday, the trial judge denied a defense request to delay or move the trial.
Lawyers for Timothy McVeigh said they feared recent newspaper and magazine articles that suggest McVeigh confessed to the bombing tainted the jury pool.
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coma-rape


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


According to published reports, the New York woman who was raped while in a coma, and later gave birth, has died.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-March 1996;


The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports the 30- year- old woman, known only as Kathy, died a few days ago.
John Horace was convicted of raping the woman at the Westfall Health Care Center in 19-95.
He is scheduled to be sentenced in two weeks.
The woman's family is raising the child, who turned one- year- old this week.
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Bosnia-Troops


ANCHOR=Mel
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-5
GRAPHIC=peacekeepers


Danville National Guard members stationed in Bosnia are beginning to adjust to their new environment and role as peacekeepers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bosnia;


The unit arrived in Bosnia in early March after nearly a month of extensive training in places like Georgia and Germany.
The 46 member unit coordinates and plans artillery support for other military forces.
Last week, the men officially took over their duties from a group out of Massachusetts.
The change over was marked by a special ceremony.
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10:13:00
SOT
IN Q=I expect

((CHAD AKERS/NATIONAL GUARDSMAN:I EXPECT THERE'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE SOME CONFLICT WITH THE PEOPLE MOVING BACK INTO THE AREA BUT IT'S NOTHING WE CAN'T HANDLE, THOUGH. ))
SUPER=01-Chad Akers/National Guardsman; :00
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=can't handle though.
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VO-NAT


The National Guardsman are expected to remain in Bosnia for another seven months.
Tonight at six, we'll continue our look at the unit's role in Bosnia.
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Drowning


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Rescuers have recovered the body of an elderly man who jumped off the Peppers Ferry bridge in Fairlawn.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairlawn/Thursday;


Eighty-one- year- old James Marshall Neese of Pulaski plunged into the New River last Thursday.
Rescue crews searched for Neese's body throughout weekend.
They found it yesterday in the McCoy area.
Investigators are calling the death a suicide.
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E-Thiab


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Thiab, Ahmad


Proof is what attorneys for at least one of the ten men indicted in a Roanoke racketeering and arson scheme are demanding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 6


An attorney for Rod (AH-bed) 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 does NOT have a case against him.
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SOT 4:05:50
IN Q=I'm here

((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.))
SUPER=07-Ahmad Thiab
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=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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E-Quints


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


An order for two new fire trucks is going out, despite objections from Roanoke firefighters.
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SOT
IN Q=We've been told

((JOE NASH/WASENA RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN TOLD ))
SUPER=01-Joe Nash/Wasena Resident;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=see that remain.
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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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SOT
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;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=did not share in that.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Fire fighters say they will work with the new equipment, but the vote does not end the controversy.
Fire fighters promise more questions about the ongoing reorganization of their department.

County-schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#net (edit of 97-17)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke County


Cave Spring High School could soon be sharing its football field with a new Roanoke County high school.
That's the recommendation of a Blue Ribbon Committee.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


The committee was formed to develop a comprehensive plan for the county after last year's failed 37 million dollar referendum.
Last night it recommended a new high school be built along route 220.
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SOT 8:52:16
IN Q=IT WAS

((IT WAS PRESENTED WITH SUCH EMOTION, YOU HAD TO BE HERE TO APPRECIATE THAT. THESE PEOPLE DID A HECK OF A JOB-- THEY ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR THAT. NOW THE RUBBER NEEDS TO MEET THE ROAD. LET'S SET ABOUT HOW WE CAN PAY FOR IT. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Johnson/Roanoke Co. Supervisors Chairman;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=FOR IT
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VO-NAT


The plan also includes a new elementary school in the Bonsack area, as well as renovations to all schools in Roanoke County except William Byrd High School.
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Allen-Drugs


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#net (edit of 97-2)
GRAPHIC=legal scales


As of July, members of drug gangs will be tried together in Virginia.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Governor Allen signed the bill making it a capital offense to murder or order a murder during a drug crime.
He signed the bill in the neighborhood where the so-called Poison Clan operated in 19-94.
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SOT 11:48:31
IN Q=They killed

((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.))
SUPER=@Allen;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=to justice.
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VO-NAT


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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E-DEQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


Westvaco is off the hook for a river clean up project, as long as they take up a better one.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Department of Environmental Quality released a copy of a consent order yesterday 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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SOT 13:21:23
IN Q=

((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 Virginia;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=was originally proposed
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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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Homeless


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-
GRAPHIC=none


Nearly 300 Roanoke residents visit homeless shelters every day.
Many others end up sleeping outdoors, or in vacant buildings.
But a new team hopes to change all that.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


City officials and members of Roanoke Area Ministries today introduced the newly formed Homeless Assistance Team, or HAT.
HAT members will locate homeless people, feed them, and provide short- term case management.
The new program is being financed by a three- year, 400- thousand dollar HUD grant.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-53/77/W-5mph/30.23f/78/1989/15/1967;
SUPER=301-53/83/Calm/30.23f/85/1927/15/1967;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Rain/Likely/40-44/Cloudy with/Morning Rain/43-47;
SUPER=331-Rain/Likely/40-44/Cloudy with/Morning Rain/44-48;
SUPER=332-Rain/Heavy at Times/40-44/Showers/Likely/42-46;
SUPER=333-Rain/Likely/36-40/Cloudy with/Morning Rain/40-44;
SUPER=334-Rain/Heavy at Times/38-42/Rain or/Snow Showers/38-42;
SUPER=X5001;



Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-11)
GRAPHIC=Rail Merger


Norfolk Southern and C-S-X chief executives were in Pennsylvania's state capital yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Harrisburg, PA;


Governor Tom Ridge wanted to make known his concerns about the Virginia railroads' plans to carve up Conrail.
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SOT Governor's feed 15:18:21
IN Q=There is

((TOM RIDGE/PENNSYLVANIA GOVERNOR: THERE IS AN APPROVAL PROCESS DOWN THE ROAD THAT I THINK WOULD BE IN EVERYBODY'S BEST INTEREST...PARTICULARLY NORFOLK SOUTHERN'S AND CSX, TO HAVE THE MAYOR AND THE CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION AND THE GOVERNOR VERY MUCH IN SUPPORT OF THE PROCESS.))
SUPER=01-Tom Ridge/Pennsylvania Governor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=that process.
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VO-NAT


The governor's office says that following the meeting, the executives from N-S and C-S-X were shuttled off to another meeting with Congressman Bud
(SHOE-sterr) Shuster of Altoona.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


Altoona has a Conrail hopper repair facility very similar to one in Roanoke.
So far, N-S has not stated if it is acquiring that facility.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
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=Patrick
SS=hold


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

NIT


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of 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


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.
State's Ishua Benjamin strokes the three pointer to put State within four points.
State had a shot to send the game into 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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Devils


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S6-28)
GRAPHIC=NIT


Florida State was working hard to keep the A-C-C alive in the N-I-T, against Michigan State.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Tallhassee, FL/Michigan St. vs. FSU; :00


The Seminoles were trying to advance to the N-I-T's sweet 16.
Trailing at the half, they 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.
F-S-U advances to meet West Virginia.
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Grbac


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of ST5-26)
GRAPHIC=chiefs


On the N-F-L 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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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO; :00


third straight former 49'er, to take over the Chiefs. He follows in the footsteps of Joe Montana and Steve Bono.
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SOT
IN Q="I understand what...

((ELVIS GRBAC/SIGNS WITH CHIEFS:))
SUPER=01-Elvis Grbac/Signs With Chiefs; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...I came here."
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=hold


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

Dog-Tester


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


If you've ever been afraid to get a dog, for fear it would terrorize your other pets a California Humane Society has the answer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA; :00


Workers conduct the "Maggie" test by bringing dogs one a time to interact with Maggie the cat. If they two get along, the dog can be adopted by a family that already owns a cat.
And even a pot bellied pig was brought in for a real hair-raising "Maggie" test.
Maggie, herself, was rescued by the Pasadena Humane Society. (----------------)