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News-head

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Coming up next on News 7...
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A Virginia Tech football player is convicted of assault.
After just two weeks on the market, Chevrolet pulls it latest sports car off the road.
And the Discover Stars on Ice come to the Valley, but without their leader.
We'll see part of the show, plus hear how Scott Hamilton is doing with his cancer treatment.
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News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good evening...the verdict is in on a Virginia Tech football player.
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Tyron Edmond was found guilty for taking part in the mob attack of a track athlete last August.
He faces two days in jail.
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They've only been on sale for a couple of weeks but the 1997 Corvette is being recalled.
The cars have a defect that could cause drivers to lose control.
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And Kristi Yamaguchi, Ekaterina Gordeava and Paul Wylie skated into the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
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More on their performance tonight on News 7 at 11.
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Tech-Brawl


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WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-6
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A campus brawl gets a Virginia Tech football player two days in the Montgomery County jail.
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That after a student, Jonathan Nelson was beaten in a mob attack allegedly involving several football players last August.
Nelson identified Tyron Edmond as one of the people who punched him.
Edmond told police he hit Nelson with his fist.
But on the witness stand he said he did not mean "hit" in the literal sense.
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((TYRON EDMOND/TECH FOOTBALL PLAYER: IF I'M WALKING AND I BUMP INTO SOMEONE, "OH EXCUSE ME, I DIDN'T MEAN TO HIT YOU." YOU KNOW, JUST LIKE THAT. I MEAN I PLAY FOOTBALL, I JUST SAY HIT ANY TIME I HAVE CONTACT WITH SOMEBODY. ))
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Edmond says he really only nudged Nelson to keep Nelson from falling on him.
But judge Ray Grubbs found Edmond guilty.
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Grubbs has dismissed charges against one former player and two current players. Four more still await trial.

Black-Beating


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Three white Chicago teens are accused of beating a 13 year old black teen-
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in what police are calling a vicious hate crime.
The teens are charged with attempted murder- fter police say they pulled a 13 year old black teen from his bike, slammed his head into a building and kept kicking him.
One of Lenard Clark's friends was with him during the attack.
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((CLEE NICHOLSON/VICTIM'S FRIEND: WE WERENT' SAYING NOTHING TO THEM CAUSE WE WAS OVER THERE AND CAUSE WE WAS BLACK.)) 15:13:25 ((WILLIAM WASHINGTON/STUDENT: I THINK IT WAS AN UNFORTUNATE INCIDENT FOR THE YOUNG MAN. I'M NOT SURE EVERYONE IN BRIDGEPORT IS LIKE THAT. I MEAN IT WAS AN UNFORTUANTE INCIDENT.))
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Clark was found in an alley Friday night near Comiskey Park. He is still unconscious today in serious condition.
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AIDS-Protest


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Protestors took to the streets outside the New York Stock exchange-
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They're marching against the high price of AIDS drugs.
Protestors blew whistles, beat drums, carried signs and chanted as they marched down Broadway.
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((EDWARD ZOLD/ACT-UP: THE PURPOSE OF THIS MARCH IS TO SHOW THE AMERICAN PUBLIC THAT THEY'RE GETTING RIPPED OFF BY THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AND TO SHOW THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY WE WON'T ALLOW BUSINESS AS USUAL WHILE THEY MAKE MONEY ON THE BACKS OF PEOPLE WITH AIDS.))
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Today's rally marks the tenth anniversary of ACT-UP. That's the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power.
Some 55 protesters were arrested after they sat down in the street and blocked traffic.
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Religion-Amend


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Students should be able to pray in school- and religious symbols should be allowed on public property.
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Those are just two items in a new Religious Freedom Amendment.
Supporters unveiled the measure today.
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((RALPH REED/CHRISTIAN COALITION: WHEN A 15 YAR OLD IN TENNESSEE IN THE BIBLE BELT IS GIVEN AN F THAT IS SUSTAINED BY THE HIGHEST COURT IN THE LAND BECAUSE SHE WROTE AN ESSAY ABOUT JESUS CRHIST THEN SADLY THERE IS A WAR GOING ON AGAINST RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN AMERICA.))
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The measure calls for reversing the separation of Church and State.
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((BARRY LYNN/OPPOSES AMENDMENT: STUDENTS ALREADY HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRAY INDIVIDUALLY OR IN GROUPS TO DISCUSS RELIGIOUS VEIW WITH THEIR PEERS.)) 15:11:40 ((DAVID HARRIS/AMERICAN JEWISH CONGRESS: THE AMENDMENT WILL NOT INCREASE FREE SPEECH. IT WILL NOT MAKE US A MORE REVERANT PEOPLE.))
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Opponents say the Amendment could be used to favor the practice of Christianity in public schools.

Gilmore-Beyer


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=Abortion


The battle over parental notification may NOT be over.
This weekend-
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it appeared the 18 year battle over parental notification for teenage abortions ended.
Governor George Allen made it the law of the land starting July first.
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But now the Democrat running for governor says he might water it down if elected.
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((I'VE ALSO THOUGHT AND HAD A CHANCE TO VOTE ONE TIME THAT AS WE BEGIN PARENTAL NOTIFICATION WE SHOULD BEGIN WITH 16- YEAR OLDS AND YOUNGER. NOW THE LAW WILL GO INTO EFFECT JULY FIRST WITH 17 YEAR OLDS AND YOUNGER. I'LL SUPPORT THAT LAW AND WE'LL SEE HOW IT WORKS. But you're willing to change that law? I'M ALSO WILLING TO SEE WHAT THE CONSEQUENCE OF THE LAW IS IN REAL LIFE. LET'S SEE IF THERE ARE HORROR STORIES. LET'S SEE WHAT IMPACT THAT IT ACTUALLY HAS ON TEENAGE PREGNANCY.))
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Republican Jim Gilmore's hinting that, if elected, he'd like to see FURTHER restrictions on abortion.
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((I BELIEVE THERE ARE TOO MANY ABORTIONS IN VIRGINIA NOW. MY VIEWS ON THIS IN OPPOSITION TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF ABORTIONS IS CLEAR. AND I THINK WE OUGHT TO LOOK AT THESE VARIOUS REGULATIONS AND SEE WHAT POSITIVE STEPS WE CAN MAKE IN A REASONABLE WAY.))
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No specifics yet from Gilmore on what those steps might be.
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Corvette


ANCHOR=Jean
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Chevrolet is recalling all its new Corvettes just two weeks after they hit the market.
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General Motors says the sports car has a defect that could cause drivers to lose control.
The problem is with a metal rear suspension that controls the angle of the wheels.
So far G-M says there are no reports of accidents caused by the defect.
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Tractor-Ax


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-16
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Roanoke emergency personnel assumed the worst after getting a call that a truck lost its brakes and toppled onto another vehicle this afternoon.
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The accident happened near the Walmart on route 220 in Roanoke.
In all, the delivery truck hit three cars while swerving through a red light.
The driver said he was going down a hill leading into the plaza, when he lost control of the vehicle.
Richard Spencer has been charged with driving with defective brakes.
Several people were hurt but their injuries are not life threatening.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
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Still to come on News 7, a nationwide search is on for two children feared kidnapped,
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and it was both poetry in motion and skating on thin Ice as the Discover stars make an appearance in Roanoke.
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Roll Lake Level MUSIC UP FULL
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We've been high and dry for the past several days-- but we have to say goodbye to the clear days and nights for a while.
A well organized system is headed our way, and will bring rain showers beginning late in the afternoon tomorrow.
So as you wake up-- just cloudy skies to contend with... Roll
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Sisters-Kidnap


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A nationwide search is on for two little girls and the three men who may have kidnapped them.
Authorities say the group was last seen in Gainseville,, Florida.
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Six year old Jessica Hainer and her nine year old sister Teresa- disappeared last Friday.
They had just been were dropped off from a school bus.
FBI agents say an off duty police officer in Gainesville Florida unkonwingly spoke with the group at a car wash over the weekend.
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Mammograms


ANCHOR=jean
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WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-2
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Early detection.
Most experts agree it's one of the best ways to fight breast cancer.
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Because of that, the American Cancer Society is toughening its own recommendations, and urging all women in their forties to have yearly mammograms.
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((DR. ALAN HENRY/BREAST CARE CENTER OF THE BLUE RIDGE: A FEW YEARS AGO, MAY CANCERS WERE ONLY DETECTABLE AFTER THE VERY LATE STAGES. NOW WE CAN DETECT CANCERS AS EARLY AS TWO TO THREE MILLIMETERS IN SIZE, WHEN THEY'RE NOT PALPABLE AT ALL. ))
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This new recommendation conflicts with information released by the National Cancer Institute in January.
That organization did NOT advise all women between 40 and 50 to seek mammography.
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But the N-C-I is expected to follow suit this week and agree with the American Cancer Society.

Richards


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She was a teacher, raised four kids and then became the Governor of the Lone Star State.
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Now former Texas politician Ann Richards wants women to know they have more opportunities than ever.
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((ANN RICHARDS/FORMER TEXAS GOVERNOR: WOMEN SHOULD GET OVER THE BUSINESS OF ALWAYS BEING THE GIVERS AND THE CARETAKERS- WOMEN HAVE GOT TO ACCEPT THE FACT THAT MAKING A LIVING, PUTTING MONEY IN THE BANK, BECOMING FINANCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY SECURE, SHOULD BE ONE OF THEIR NUMBER-ONE GOALS.))
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Richard visited Roanoke College today.
She says women who want to make a career out of public service should donate their time to a political campaign, focus on their education, and travel.
Richards was the governor of Texas from 19-90 until 19-94.
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Harrison-Museum


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Black History


The Harrison Museum of African American Culture is spreading out.
And a new building promises more room for a growing collection.
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Today, museum officials and supporters dedicated the new annex on Rutherford Avenue.
The building will provide more space, and proper conditions for the museum's artifacts and memorabilia.
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((ALETHA BOLDEN/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: NOT ONLY WILL IT BE ADDED STORAGE SPACE, BUT IT WILL ALSO BE ADDED WORK SPACE FOR OUR CURATOR. SHE'LL BE ABLE TO SPRAWL THINGS OUT AND WORK ON A LARGER SCALE. WE'VE HAD TO TURN SOME THINGS AWAY, BUT HOPEFULLY NOW THAT WE HAVE A LARGER BUILDING, A QUALITY CONTROLLED BUILDING, WE'LL BE ABLE TO ACCEPT A LOT OF MEMORABILIA THAT'S STILL OUT THERE.))
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The annex was built with public and private grants on a lot donated by Central Fidelity Bank.
The building still needs shelving and equipment, and officials are hoping to secure more grants and contributions to cover the cost.

Bedford-Museum


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Officials at Bedford's City-County museum also want to expand their exhibits and make them more accessible to tourists.
Steve Smallshaw reports paying for the project will take fund-raising of historic proportions.
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(( They've been drawn by artifacts ranging from 12- thousand year old arrowheads to World War Two uniforms... and there's even more here that visitors CAN'T see.
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((I HAVE SEVERAL BOTTLES FROM WAVERLY BOTTLING COMPANY, THEY WERE BOTTLED RIGHT HERE ON DEPOT STREET.))
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Crammed into the third floor of this building are hundreds of pieces of county history that the museum doesn't have room to display.
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((ELLEN WANDREI/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: BECAUSE WE HAVE MANY ITEMS FROM BEDFORD THAT NOBODY GETS TO SEE FROM THE COUNTY. ALL THESE FARM TOOLS THAT WERE MADE IN THE COUNTY, AND NO ONE OTHER THAN THE PERSON WHO DONATED THEM, PROBABLY DOESN'T KNOW THEY'RE HERE.))
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Renovating the third floor is a costly proposition, but officials hope to raise enough money to match a state historic grant to make it possible.
But even if the room is opened up, that's no guarantee tour- goers will get to see it.
Wandrei estimates close to 60 percent of their visitors are over the age of 50.. making it up the stairs to the third floor is difficult if not impossible for some.
So the grant also would pay to install an elevator on the back of the building, making the entire museum handicapped accessible.
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((WANDREI: THESE PEOPLE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED IN OUR COLLECTION, AND THEY'RE NOT ABLE TO SEE THE ITEMS THAT WE HAVE ON DISPLAY.))
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Fund-raising should begin over the next few months.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.)
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Soft Music Under
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Coming up a little later in the newscast,
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we'll see who's taking home the Oscars on Hollywood's big night.
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Oscars


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It has been the kind of night that could make even the English Patient feel better.
At tonight's Academy Awards presentation that film is leading the way with six awards awards including Best Supporting Actress.
Jennifer Sabih has the early results.
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
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Art Lawrence hits the jackpot tonight, Old Dominion advances in the NCAA women's tourney.
Tony Morrison will not be playing for the Hokies this season.
And the ODAC has a new commissioner.
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But first there was only one game in the NBA. That one at the Meadowlands where the crowd noise is fake and so is the team.
The Lakers get 23 from Nick Van Exel as they improve their record to 10-and-10 since losing Shaq to injury.
Let's check the final of this game and the rest of your score.
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TAKE A BREAK

S-Group-A


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The Associated Press Group-A all-state basketball team was announced last night and it not only has good bit of local flavor, but an artist.
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Glenvar's Art Lawrence who took a team that started the season 3-and-9 all the way to the state semi-finals was named Group A coach of the year.
And the man who knocked his Highlanders out of the state tournament heads up the first team. Travis Cantrell of Floyd earns first team all-state honors.
Glenvar's Josh Williamson, the Highlanders leading scorer. earned second team all-state honors.
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S-NCAA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-2
GRAPHIC=ncaa hoops


The women's NCAA elite eight was on the floor last night at regional sites around the country.
In the East, Notre Dame beat George Washington 62-to-52, while Tennessee beat U-Conn 91 to 81.
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They are headed to the final four along with Old Dominion. Tonight in West Lafayette Indiana in the Mideast final, the Lady Monarchs found themselves in front of Florida 53-to-39 with 6:35 to play.
But ODU failed to score the rest of the way, and Florida almost forced
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overtime on this shot that just bounces off the rim.
ODU survives to win it 53-to-51.
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S-WDBJ


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


The road to the final four is about to produce a national championship for one lucky college team.
After two weeks of elimination, the 64 team men's bracket has been whittled down to just four schools.
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pinnacle board 18088
This coming Saturday you can catch the national semi-finals live from the RCA dome in Indianapolis right here on WDBJ.
The pregame activities get started at four. Then at 5:42 Carolina and Arizona
tip off the first game with Kentucky and Minnesota following in the night cap

around 8.
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S-Barnes


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-25
GRAPHIC=CLEMSON


Clemson's Rick Barnes has been courted heavily by Tennessee in the past week but, last night he decided to stay put in the ACC with
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a Tiger team that won 23 games this past season.
Barnes has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at Clemson through the year 2004.
His new contract will also give him a significant salary increase. Barnes will now make $668 thousand bucks a year.
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TF96-2
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


The Hokies opened their first full week of Spring workouts this afternoon.
Steve Mason has more on some of the new Hokies and word that a veteran returning starter is not coming back as expected.
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Al Clark, is not talking to the media at this time, preferring to talk to his teammates and earn the starting job at quarterback.

S-NHL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
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The marquee matchup in the NHL last night pitted the Penguins against the Rangers in the 15th career meeting between Gretzky
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and Lemieux. Mario, who is retiring at the end of the season got less than a going away present from the Rangers.
He had to watch Gretzky set up the game winning goal and then score and
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empty netter as New York rides Mike Richter's shutout to a 3-to-nothing win over the Pens.
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Sports Tease


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And still to come tonight we'll check in on a changing of the guard
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in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as Brad Bankston is named the league's new commissioner.
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S-ODAC


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=ODAC


The Old Dominion Athletic conference introduced a young commissioner this afternoon at a newsconference at the Salem Civic Center.
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Brad Bankston, the league's assistant commissioner since 1995, takes over for the retiring Dan Wooldridge - the league's first and only other commissioner for the past 21 years.
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(( ))
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Ice-Show


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJa
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=NONE


Big names in skating graced the ice at the Roanoke Civic Center tonight.
It's the Discover Stars on Ice Tour.
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((There's so much gold on the ice- it glittered. Olympic Gold that is.
1992 gold medalist Kristi Yamagucchi wowed the crowd- and led an all star cast. including Ekaterina Gordeeva-
Gold medalists Torvill and Dean also skated into the crowds hearts-
so did silver medalist Paul Wylie. these blades on ice kept the crowd alive with plenty of jumps- spins and lifts- JEAN JADHON: WHILE THE ICE IS FILLED WITH OLYMPIC MEDALISTS, THERE IS ONE SKATER NOTICEABLY ABSENT- 1984 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST SCOTT HAMILTON. Hamilton left the tour just last week- after being diagnosed with testicular cancer.
He's now in Cleveland undergoing treatment- Friend and fellow skater Gordeeva took a moment out of practice to talk with us. EKATERINA GORDEEVA/OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST: THIS IS THE WORSTEST THING WE HAD THIS TOUR IS THAT WE MISS HIM. SCOTT RIGHT NOW.
Hamilton is the skater who always has a smile on his face- even during this trying time. YOU KNOW SCOTT IS ALWAYS JOKING. HE WAS JOKING YESTERDAY ON THE PHONE HE IS IN A GOOD MOOD. HE'S GONNA TAKE REST WE ALL PRAY WITH HIM ALL OUR STRENGTH.
Meanwhile the show goes on with Hamilton on the skaters minds- his positive outlook and smiles seen on the skaters' faces. nat sound of skaters.))

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