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The leader of an alleged crime family could get out of jail tomorrow.
Workers may soon be able to get time-off instead of overtime pay-
The Supreme court hears arguments about porn on the Net. Find out what some local folks say..
And Rick Mast trades his stock car for a tricycle.
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Abed


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#97-14
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If Joe Abbott can come up with a quarter million dollars to post bond, he'll get out of jail tomorrow.
The government plans to appeal today's decision, but Abbott's friends and family are hoping to bail him out in the morning.
Keith Humphry has the latest on what the GOVERNMENT calls an "organized crime family."
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SUPER=01-Robert Abed/Joe Abbott's Son; :12
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SUPER=01-Danny Kirk/Corner Store Owner; 1:31
SUPER=01-Kimberly Spradlin/Fahad Tawalbeh's Ex-girlfriend; 2:04
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((
Rod Abed was denied bond.
But the magistrate set bond at 250-thousand dollars for his father, Joe Abbott, the reputed Godfather of organized crime in Roanoke. 4:58:05 ((I'LL HAVE MY DAY.))
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7:42:27 ((I DO HOPE THE MEDIA USE THE SAME PUBLICITY TO CLEAR MY FATHER AND MY BROTHER AND MY UNCLE TO CLEAR THEIR NAMES AS YOU HAVE TO PUT A BLEMISH UPON IT.))
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Robert Abed is NOT charged in the 12-count racketeering indictment.
He wants it known that there are more than 100 Abeds in Virginia, and HE says it is NOT a crime family. 7:42:50 ((You don't know what your father and other members of the family may have been up to. MR. HUMPHRY, IF MY FATHER WAS THE GODFATHER- -AS THEY PUT IT- -I AM HIS SON. I WILL KNOW. I WOULD KNOW.))
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The government suspects his father and others set fire to the Corner Store at 13th and Chapman Avenue two years ago- -an attempt to force their competitor- -across the street- -out of business.
That same night an apartment fire next door killed two people... including Bunny Hardy. 12:46:25 ((SHE HADN'T MENTIONED ANYTHING. SHE JUST MENTIONED THAT THE STORE HAD CAUGHT ON FIRE, AND SHE BELIEVED THAT THE PEOPLE ACROSS THE STREET HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT. ))
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But EVERYBODY on 13th Street knew of the competition between the two stores.
CAROLYN Hardy says it was more than that. Bunny had a run-in at the Speedway Mart. 12:47:20 ((I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT SHE HAD A CONFRONTATION WITH THEM, YOU KNOW. SHE SPOKE OF IT. WITH THE PEOPLE, ABED AND FAHAD, FAHAD, YES.))
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Fahad Tawalbeh' bond was set at 125-thousand dollars.
He's charged in the store fire- -but NOT the apartment arson. 13:47:15 ((I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT. BUT I DO KNOW THAT THE NIGHT THE FIGHT STARTED RUFUS HICKS DIDN'T INSTIGATE ANYTHING. AND HE DIDN'T REALLY WANT ANY TROUBLE.))
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Rufus Hicks was severely beaten on Speedway property in 1991. He died two days later.
Corner Store Owner Danny Kirk says Tawalbeh thought Hicks was his son and says it was all part of the attempt to run Kirk out of business.
Tawalbeh's ex-girlfriend went to Magistrate's court, insisting Fahad Tawalbeh is not a violent person. 5:58:30 ((IF THEY THINK THEY'VE GOT THE EVIDENCE, I HOPE THEY CAN COME UP WITH IT. BECAUSE I DON'T BELIEVE IT. EVERYBODY THAT KNOWS FAHAD, THEY DON'T BELIEVE IT EITHER.))
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The trial is still a long way off.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7.))

Williams


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TAPE#97-7
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A Blacksburg woman who's car struck and killed a Virginia Tech student is found guilty of drunk driving.
The judge also moved felony charges of involuntary manslaughter onto a grand jury.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( Dan Kelly and Ryane Simpson were walking, with their backs to traffic, on Tech's Southgate Drive.
Evelyn Williams hit them from behind.
Kelly was killed on impact.
A Tech police officer testified Williams slipped up in several field sobriety tests.
But six hours passed before officers could get a warrant to test her blood.
It registered point-oh-four, well below the legal limit of point-oh-eight.
But a state toxicologist used a measured rate to estimate blood alcohol level at the time of the accident.
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((IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF O.13. ))
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Though judge Thomas Frith struggled with his verdict, he couldn't ignore the scientific testimony.
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((IT'S A REAL CLOSE SITUATION, THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT TO TELL YOU. BUT IN VIEW OF MR. CARPENTER'S TESTIMONY I DON'T FEEL I CAN DO ANYTHING ELSE BUT CONVICT YOU OF DUI. ))
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Frith fined Williams 500 dollars and suspended a 30- day jail sentence. Her license is suspended for a year, or until she completes an alcohol safety course.
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((RYANE SIMPSON/ACCIDENT SURVIVOR: WE MISS HIM A WHOLE LOT AND I KNOW THIS IS NOT GONNA BRING HIM BACK BUT I'M GLAD THAT AT LEAST SOME JUSTICE IS SERVED. WE'RE WAITING TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THIS. ))
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A Montgomery County grand jury will now consider whether Williams should stand trial for involuntary manslaughter. Tracy Altizer, News 7.

N-S


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#97-
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Word out of Washington this evening should ease fears about potential job losses in Roanoke as a result of Norfolk Southern's purchase of Conrail's assets.
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Some have worried that hundreds of jobs at N-S's East End shops are at risk, because Conrail has a similar facility in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte met with Norfolk Southern's Chief Executive David Goode today.
Goode says he believes N-S WILL get the Altoona shops.
But he assured the Congressman that this will NOT effect the Roanoke operations.
Goode went on to say that the deal could end up creating more jobs in Roanoke, at places like its downtown offices.
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SCOTUS


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#NET-A
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Pornography on line.
It's available to most anyone with access to the Internet- including children.
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Now the Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether Congress has the power to limit indecent material on the Net.
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Outside court today- protestors on both sides spoke out.
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((BRUCE ENNIS/AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION: THE PRINCIPAL PROBLEM WITH THE ACT IS IT COMPLETELY BANS FROM MOST OF CYBERPSACE A VAST AMOUNT OF SPEECH THAT IS CONSTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED FOR ADULTS- MUCH OF WHICH IS CONTITUTIONALLY PROTECTED FOR CHILDREN.)) 15:02:22 ((A CONVENIENCE STORE OWNER CAN'T PUT A HUSTLER MAGAINZE WHICH IS LEGAL FOR ADULTS IN FRONT OF CHILDREN OR CERTAINLY CAN'T SELL IT TO THEM OR THEY WOULD BE PROSECUTRED SO WHY IS THE INTERNET DIFFERENT?))
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A ruling is due by July.
Andrew Freiden has local reaction to this story...
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Internet-Censorship


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(( A Roanoke College Professor says the upcoming Supreme Court decision could be an interesting one.
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((THE BEST GUESS SEEMS TO BE MOST, IF NOT ALL MEMBERS OF THE SUPREME COURT ARE IN FACT ALMOST TOTALLY UNFAMILIAR WITH THE INTERNET AND THE WORLD WIDE WEB. SO THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT IT REALLY IS. ))
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Meanwhile Roanoke County's library director says the internet is a valuable source of information.
And patrons are using the library's free access responsibly.
Still the library is testing Filter programs that block offensive websites.
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((SPENCER WATTS/LIBRARY DIRECTOR: THEY STILL ALLOW A LOT OF ACCESS TO SITES THAT THEY ARE INTENDED TO BLOCK. BUT THEY ALSO INADVERTENTLY BLOCK OUT A LOT OF VERY GOOD SITES BY ACCIDENT.))
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For instance, Some filter programs block out all sites with the word "sex" or "breast" in the title--
That limits access to discussion on Same-sex military schools and sites dealing with Breast Cancer research.
Watts thinks most underage viewing of sexual material takes place at home...
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((AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, IF YOU CAN MONITOR WHAT YOUR CHILD IS DOING...IFYOU HAVE CONCERNS IN THAT AREA. THE VERY BEST FILTER DEVICE OF ALL IS MOM AND DAD.))
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And a Supreme court decision banning pornography might not wipe out internet porn.
It has been estimated that more than 1/2 of all obscene sites originate overseas-- making them immune to United States law.
AF, news7 Rke county.))

Comp-Time


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American workers may have the option of taking comp time instead of overtime pay.
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The house passed the repubican bill today-
It now goes on to the Senate.
But, democrats say they fear it will be employers who decide whether and when employees take the time. President Clinton says he'll veto it.
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Still to come on News 7,
A deal is struck- between American airlines and its pilots-
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Plus remember all those cats and dogs with no where to go in Franklin County?
Now they're going up for adoption. We'll tell you about it, but first Robin says warmer weather?
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Mize


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He shot and killed his neighbor last year, and now a Campbell County teen will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison.
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Doctors said 17-year old Lewis "Trey" Mize was suffering from a psychotic disorder when he murdered 19-year old Roger Vassar Junior in January, 1996.
But a judge today called it a "cold and calculated assassination" and sentenced Mize to 56 years in prison.
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((NEIL VENER/PROSECUTOR: AS THE JUDGE SAID IT WAS A TOTALLY SENSELESS HOMICIDE, A TOTALLY SENSELESS MURDER, THERE WAS NO REASON FOR IT, AND WE'LL NEVER KNOW WHY THE DEFENDANT DID IT, BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS TO PREVENT THE DEFENDANT FROM HAVING A CHANCE TO DO IT AGAIN.)) ((ROGER VASSAR SR./VICTIM'S FATHER: WE HAVE LOST OUR SON AND THE MIZES HAVE LOST THEIRS TOO, BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT HIM COMING OUT AT A YOUNG AGE WHERE WE COULD POSSIBLY DO IT AGAIN.))
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Mize apologized to the Vassar family before he was sentenced.
His attorney says an appeal is likely.
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M'ville-Murder


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#97-13
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Significant developments are made tonight in a Henry County murder case.
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Authorities this evening charged 22 year old Jaquan (Juh kwan) Anderson Ross with first degree murder and illegal use of a firearm.
Sheriff's deputies have also identified the man Ross is accused of killing.
He is 27 year old Carlton Alfonzo Flash.
Authorities found Flash's body in the road earlier this week. He had been shot several times.
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Ok-Bombing


ANCHOR=Jean
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A lawsuit's been filed in the Oklahoma City bomibng- by victims families- against the Government.
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The suit claims the federal government knew terrorists had discussed violence.
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((RICHARD BIEDER/PLAINTIFF'S ATTORNEY: KNOWING WHAT THE GOVERNMENT KNEW IT SHOULD'VE DONE MORE TO PROTECT THE CITIZENS IN AND OUTSIDE THE MURRAH BUILDING.))
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But other families say the lawsuit is an insult to victims who worked for the government.
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((MIKE LENZ/LOST WIFE IN BOMBING: I MEAN HOW DO YOU KNOW? HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN IT'S GONNA STRIKE? THANK. YOU. I MEAN I'D LOVE TO SEE HARD EVIDENCE.))
SUPER=01-Mike Lenz/Lost Wife in Bombing;
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OUT Q=see hard evidence."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Denver;


Prospective jurors met with the judge and attorneys in a Denver park- The trial begins March 31st.
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Tenet


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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President Clinton picks his choice as the nation's next top spy.
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The President nominated George Tenet as his next choice for CIA Director.
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((GEORGE TENET/CIA DIRECTOR NOMINEE: I'VE ALWAYS BELIEVED THERE'S NO ROOM FOR PARTISANSHIP IN THE CONDUCT OF OUR INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE. WE MUST ALWAYS TELL YOU THE FACTS AS WE KNOW THEM.))
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Tenat replaces Anthony Lake who withdrew his nomination earlier this week- amid a rough senate confirmation process.
Hearings for Tenet are expected to begin almost immediately.
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American-Deal


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WRITER=JJA
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GRAPHIC=American Airlines


American Airlines and its pilots have struck a deal.
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An American airlines spokesman says the company and union pilots reached an agreement in principle.
A pilots' union official says negotiators are still working out details.
A proposal should be ready by Friday.
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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
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Forget four wheels for nascar driver Rick Mast-He's racing on three today- to help students get to the finish line.
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Green-Animals


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NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#97-10
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The wait is over for the Franklin County Humane Society... which now has clearance to adopt-out or sell the animals taken away from breeder Valery Green.
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Green lost her one hundred-plus dogs and cats after two separate judges ruled that she had neglected them.
Since then, the animals have been kept at local kennels and foster homes.
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Lee Owens opened up her home to three of the mistreated cats on a temporary basis.
But it quickly turned into 11... after one of them gave birth to a litter.
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((LEE OWENS/FRANKLIN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEER: THIS WHOLE THING GETTING INVOLVED WITH THIS HAS NOT ONLY BEEN BENEFICIAL FOR THE HUMANE SOCIETY. BECAUSE THEY'VE GOT GOOD HOMES HERE WHILE THEY'RE WAITING TO FIND PERMANENT HOMES. BUT IT'S BENEFITTING US. WE'VE LEARNED FROM IT. ))
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The Franklin County Humane Society will not respond to telephone calls about the Valery Green animals.
A spokesperson says adoption instructions will be available at veterinary clinics throughout Franklin County and Roanoke.
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WA-Flooding


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Heavy rain is triggering mudslides in Washington state.
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VO-NAT
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Take a look at these homes- many washed off their foundations- or crushed by mud.
Dozens of homes are destroyed-
Now police are evacuating more people whose homes are in danger of mudslides.
An Amtrak passenger train was forced to stop after mud rolled over the tracks.
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S-NIT


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TAPE#BB97-4
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The Seminoles of Florida State are going to the Big Apple for the Semi Finals of the N-I-T after beating West Virginia 76 to 71.
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Seminole coach Pat Kennedy calling a play from the coaches box.
Florida State took the early lead in the first half Lamar Greer scoring on the break to make it 27 to 26.
But the Mountaineers rallied pushing the ball inside for easy baskets to lead 39 to 35 at the half.
The Seminoles made a run to open the second half this Randell Jackson follow slam made it 49 to 44 Mountaineers.
West Virginia could maintain that lead with four minutes left in the game Adrian Pledger scores to make it 64 to 60.
But the Seminoles got this three SUPER=33-Florida State/76/West

Virginia/71/;pointer from Greer to lead by one and Florida State advances with the 76 to 71 win.
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S-JMU


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It didn't take James Madison long to find a replacement for Lefty Driesell.
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The University has picked Sherman Dillard as the school's new head basketball coach.
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Dillard, who is a native of Bassett, played at JMU and most recently served as the head coach at Larry Bird's alma mater, Indiana State for the past three years.
His teams won 29 games in those three seasons.
Dillard, is 41, an honors graduate at JMU and a member of the school's Hall of Fame.
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S-Amaker


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TAPE#S7-4
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Former Duke assistant Tommy Amaker met with Seton Hall officials and members of the team he will coach in the Big East next season.
Amaker is ready to take on the challenge of returning Seton Hall back to a competative level in the league.
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S-Reed


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-5
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In one other college basketball item, Radford University's Corey Reed has been named an academic all-american.
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SUPER=03-Radford/1996-97 Season; :00


The junior forward earned third team honors after posting a 3 point nine seven grade point average in chemistry.
He also had a team high 78 three point baskets this season.
He is Radford's 5th academic all-american in the past 5 years.
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S-NCAA


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pinnacle board - 18085
And don't forget the Sweet 16 action on Your Hometown Station begins tonight
at 7:30 with Minnesota taking on the Clemson Tigers.


Then you'll be able to see Kentucky & St. Joe's.
Of course you will also get some bonus coverage of the other two games that night.
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That's all the time I have for now, but coming up in a little while George lynch talks about his injury and the remainder of his season in Vancouver.

S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=NFL Logo


A couple of notes from the National Footbal Leagtue.
Fullback Darryl Johnston has a new contract with the Dallas Cowboys terms of the contract will be released tomorrow.
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And Denver quarterback John Elway is recovering from surgery to his throwing shoulder.
He underwent Arthroscopic surgery this afternoon and will probably miss May's mini camp but should be ready for July's training camp.
Now the numbers.
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Sports Tease


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WRITER=Roy
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And coming up George Lynch talks about his injury that will most likely sideline him for the rest of the N-B-A season.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And hometown hoops takes a look at two state champion basketball teams from our area.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-27
GRAPHIC=Hometown Hoops Weekly


Our first season of Hometown Hoops Weekly is coming to a close. Floyd County and Liberty, two local teams, reached the ultimate goal-- winning state championships.
We recap their triumphs in this season finale.
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SUPER=01-Alan Cantrell/Floyd Co. Head Coach; :24(QUICK)
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S-Lynch


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s7-2
GRAPHIC=GEORGE LYNCH


George Lynch's first season as a member of the Vancouver Grizzlies is apparently over.
An Abdominal strain has kept George on the injured list since January 20th.
He had hoped to return to the lineup last week during an east coast swing.
But after seeing a doctor in Los Angeles earlier this week, he has been advised to sit out the remaining 13 games of the year.
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((GEORGE LYNCH/ ))
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That's it for Sports, have a great day everybody!

Rick-Mast


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=NONE


When teachers at Boiling Spring Elementary School in Alleghany County started their annual reading competition with a NASCAR theme, they expected the students to read about 70 thousand pages.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Alleghany Co.;


But the students had more horsepower then they thought, reading more than 400 thousand.
Their reward was a visit from NASCAR driver Rick Mast today, who showed off his racing savvy by narrowly beating the school principal in a tricycle race.
Mast talked to the kids about the way racing is changing, and the importance of education.
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((RICK MAST/NASCAR DRIVER; IT'S A PRETTY EXCITING BUSINESS TO BE IN RIGHT NOW, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU GET TO TALK TO KIDS AND TELL 'EM THE IMPORTANCE OF STAYING IN SCHOOL AND ALL THAT, YOU'VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY, HERE'S THE DEAL, HERE'S WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO DO AND HERE'S THE PAYOFF FOR IT AN A LOT OF THESE GUYS UNDERSTAND THAT.))
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Mast also handed out awards and personally congratulated the winners of the reading competition.
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A North Carolina inventor is hoping his fledgling company will always fly by the seat of its pants.
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That's because Hal Baxter makes blue jeans specially designed to protect motorcyclists.
When a biker skids he has little protection for his backside.
Denim Jeans or expensive leather pants offer some security, but not a lot.
So Baxter designed a pair a jeans with a Kevlar lining...that's the same material bullet proof vests are made of.
But to test his creation, Baxter had to put more than just his assets on the line.
Wearing a pair of jeans that were half Kevlar and half leather, he was pulled across a parking lot on his backside.
After the test, the Kevlar side held up while the leather and denim wore through.
Baxter hopes all this will lead to a healthy bottom line for both his company and bikers alike.
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