12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The first wave of U-S troops has arrived in Africa to prepare for a possible evacuation of Americans from Zaire.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And the nation's top cancer organizations may soon be in agreement on mammograms.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Sunshine today will not last all week long. I'll detail the forecast, and we'll look at how the Express fared over the weekend.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, News 7 at Noon is next.

Zaire


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


The first contingent of U-S troops are in Central Africa today to prepare for possible evacuation of some five-hundred Americans from neighboring Zaire.
But the U-S says it will not get involved in the five-month civil war in Zaire.
Mark Phillips reports.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Brazzaville, Congo; :00
SUPER=01-Ed Smith/Task Force Commander; :17
SUPER=01-Laurent Kabil/Zaire Rebel Leader; 1:03 (QUICK)
SUPER=@File; 1:09
RUNS=1:25
OUT Q=CBS NEWS, LONDON.

((Into an African civil war of increasing ferocity and danger -- American troops have now been inserted. Not to intervene, but to prepare the ground for the possible evacuation of about five-hundred American and other foreign nationals.

(SOT Major General Ed Smith, Commander, Southern European Task Force)

`To continue the assessment of what's been ongoing here for the past couple of days and to do some prudent planning on how American forces could be utilized properly whould the need arise in terms of a deteriorating situation and a threat.'

(African troops in canoes etc/Mobutu)

The threat comes from the conflict between the demoralized and eroding forces of Zaire's ailing president of thirty-one-years, Mobuto Sese Seko, and rebel forces who now control about a third of the country. Numbers of government troops have been defecting to the rebel side and it's doubtful Mobuto -- who's just returned from France where he's been under care for cancer -- has the strength, politically and physically, to stem the tide.

(Kabila)

Rebel leader Laurent Kabila has held the innitiative and seems reluctant to stop when he's on a roll.

(SOT Laurent Kabila, Zaire Rebel Leader)

`There's won't be any cease fire before negotiations that is it.'

(FILE/USS Nausau, Sunday US troops in Brazaville)

In the meantime, the USS Nausau is moving offshore to serve as a base for a possible evacuation while about two-hundred American troops wait onshore, ready to extract American and other civilians from harms way. MP CBS News London.))

Phillip-Morris


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tobacco under fire


Just days after the Liggett Group publicly acknowleged that cigarettes cause cancer, Industry- giant Phillip Morris is now admitting it once shifted nicotine into unsold test cigarettes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Three years ago, tobacco company executives swore to Congress they never conducted nicotine-spiking experiments.
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SOT
IN Q=

((WILLIAM CAMPBELL, FMR. PHILIP MORRIS USA PRESIDENT, APRIL 14, 1994)
(10:04:21) FIRST OF ALL, PHILIP MORRIS DOES NOT ADD NICOTINE TO OUR

CIGARETTES. PHILIP MORRIS DOES NOT MANIPULATE NOR INDEPENDENTLY CONTROL THE AMOUNT OF NICOTINE IN OUR PRODUCTS.))
SUPER=10-William Campbell/Former Phillip Morris President/April 1994;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=in our products.
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VO-NAT


C-B-S News has learned the Justice Department is investigating whether false and misleading information was given to federal officials.
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Mammogram


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=women's health


Two main anti- cancer groups appear to be in agreement about mammograms.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The American Cancer Society decided yesterday to urge all women in their 40s to undergo the tests.
On Wednesday, the National Cancer Institute is expected to follow suit.
In January, the institute sparked controversy when it said it could NOT recommend mammograms for all women in their 40's.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

BALDNESS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


There's new hope for millions of men who suffer from baldness.
A study by a pharmaceutical company shows that more than half of the men tested re-grew hair after taking Propecia (proh-PEESH'-uh) a drug used to treat enlarged prostates.
The food and drug administration has yet to approve the drug as a treatment for baldness.
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E-Vietnam-Monument


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 97-12
GRAPHIC=None


Patrick County honored its fallen Vietnam veterans with a memorial.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Stuart;


Gloria James has been working on this project since her son John James died in combat in April of 19-66.
Six other Patrick County men also died during the war.
All are remembered on the monument.
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SOT Tape 1 14:51:53
IN Q=I WANTED THE

((GLORIA JAMES/JOHN'S MOM: I WANTED THE BOYS TO GET WHAT THEY DESERVED. THOSE BOYS DIED FOR THEIR COUNTRY JUST AS THE ONES ON THIS FIRST MONUMENT AND I THINK THEY DESERVED JUST AS MUCH RECOGNITION AS THEY DID.))
SUPER=01-Gloria James/John's Mom;
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OUT Q=AS THEY DID
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VO-NAT


Kermit Ingram encouraged his brother to join the service.
The last time he saw Israel Ingram was in the fall of '67.
Israel died five months later.
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SOT tape 2 15:03:23
IN Q=WE HAD A PARTY

((KERMIT INGRAM/ISRAEL'S BROTHER: WE HAD A PARTY. WE HAD A GOOD TIME. HE HUGGED US AND HE SAID I'LL SEE YOU GUYS IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.))
SUPER=01-Kermit Ingram/Israel's Brother;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=COUPLE OF YEARS
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VO-NAT


Frederick Bullington, Bobby Corns, Roger Bowman, Larry Talley and Bernard Sowder are also remembered on the monument.
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scotus


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=supreme court


The Supreme Court today is hearing a case that could expand police power in drug raids.
Wisconsin's attorney general is arguing that police have the right to enter a home without knocking, when they have a warrant and they're searching for drugs.
A decision is NOT expected for a few months.

McDonalds


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=shooting


An overnight attack at a McDonald's in a Nashville suburb leaves two people dead, two critically wounded and police looking for suspects.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hermitage, TN;


Authorities say they received a 9-1-1 hang up call from the restaurant shortly after midnight.
Minutes later police arrived.
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SOT
IN Q=

((DON AARON/POLICE SPOKESPERSON: WHEN THE OFFICER GAINED ENTRY.. SHE FOUND THREE VICTIMS IN THE REAR.. A FOURTH WAS FOUND NEAR THE PHONE. ))
SUPER=01-Don Aaron/Police Spokesman;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q= by the telephone.
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VO-NAT


Police are calling it a robbery because it appears money was taken.
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Gore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=gore, al


Vice President Al Gore has made a historic trip to China.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beijing, China;


He arrived in Beijing earlier today where he'll discuss human rights issues with Chinese government officials.
Gore is the highest ranking U-S
official to visit China in eight years. (----------------)



E-McNamara


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-14
GRAPHIC=None


A leading diplomat cautions Washington lawmakers against sacrificing international diplomacy for short- term savings in the federal budget.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Helsinki, Finland/Friday;


On Friday, the Helsinki Summit between President Clinton and Russian President Boris Yeltsin produced a breakthrough on arms control, and promising dialogue on the expansion of NATO.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And in Roanoke, Assistant Secretary of State Thomas McNamara said the country must resist the temptation to cut foreign affairs funding.
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SOT 13:55:39
IN Q=So we may save a few pennies

((THOMAS MCNAMARA/ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF STATE: SO WE MAY SAVE A FEW PENNIES, BUT IN THE LONG RUN WE'RE GOING TO PAY DEARLY IN THE FUTURE IF WE DON'T PUT ENOUGH RESOURCES INTO DIPLOMACY, INTO FOREIGN AFFAIRS. BECAUSE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE IS IN FACT THE DIPLOMACY THAT GOES ON EVERY DAY WITHOUT MUCH ACTIVITY BEING NOTICED BY THE PUBLIC.))
SUPER=01-Thomas McNamara/Assistant Secretary of State;
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OUT Q=noticed by the public.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


While most diplomacy does not generate the headlines of the Helsinki Summit, McNamara says the Foreign Service is essential to strengthening U.S. commerce, and protecting American interests abroad.
McNamara was in western Virginia for an appearance at V-M-I.

E-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=dse
TAPE# 97-18
GRAPHIC=Fire


Flames consumed a Bedford County home yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


Firefighters say they arrived on the scene minutes after the blaze began, but not before the attic and roof suffered major damage.
No one was injured in the blaze.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Officials say the blaze appeared to be accidental.

E-Ski-Death


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# none
GRAPHIC=none


A Beckly, West Virginia man died yesterday while skiing at the Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
Authorities say he apparently ran off a trail and hit a tree.
His name has not been released but officials say he was 51.
This is the resort's third skiing related fatality in 24 years.

E-Postal-Phones


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 97-13
GRAPHIC=None


Danville postal workers will now carry something new when they deliver the mail.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Cellular One is donating hand- held cellular phones to the U.S. Postal Service.
The gift will allow carriers to summon help if they spot a fire or another emergency, or if they fear a resident needs assistance.
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SOT
IN Q=Danville is one of the market areas...

((JOYCE WALTHALL/CELLULAR ONE: DANVILLE IS ONE OF THE MARKET AREAS THAT IS SERVED BY CELLULAR ONE AND WE'RE GOING TO ROLL THIS OUT TO EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR AREAS.)) ((TOM GIFFIN/DANVILLE POSTMASTER: I THINK JUST A LITTLE MORE BASIC COMMUNITY SECURITY IS THE WHOLE CENTER OF THE PROGRAM. I THINK BY WORKING WITH THE POLICE DEPARTMENT AND WORKING WITH THE COMMUNITY WE CAN JUST MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT SAFER FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN DANVILLE.))
SUPER=01-Joyce Walthall/Cellular One Store Manager;
SUPER=01-Tom Giffin/Danville Postmaster;
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=all of the people in Danville.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Cellular One is donating fifteen phones and air time.
The cell phones are programmed to call 9-1-1, a non- emergency police number, or the postal service.

E-Feedback-3/23


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=jmc
TAPE# Feedback
GRAPHIC=Feedback


In our mail bag this week, viewers commented on our coverage of a fatal accident and the Conrail Merger.
Here's assignment editor Joe McKean, with News-7's Feedback.
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RUNS=1:26
OUT Q=News 7.

(( The followup story on an accident that killed a Roanoke County educator, and a couple from Bedford County, prompted one viewer to write:
"I want you to know that they were the kindest couple anybody would love to know. They would do anything in their power to help you. When you mentioned all about James Johnson and what he had achieved throughout his life and didn't care to mention anything about Mr. and Mrs. Goad that made me a little upset. They might not have been rich in their pocketbooks but they were rich in heart. They were loved by many and will be missed by a lot."
Business reporter Len Besthoff's coverage of the CSX-Norfolk Southern-Conrail merger came in for some praise from an NS employee in Salem.
"I think your reporting has been accurate and reliable. You have not dealt with rumors surrounding this issue. I saw the live coverage from Philadelphia in which you interviewed people to get firsthand information. The other news agencies here in the Roanoke Valley, both video and in the press, relied upon wire service reports. WDBJ-7 took the time to cover an important issue that will affect a large number of people here in the valley...I hope you will continue to provide this high quality of reporting."
If you would like to comment on our news coverage or topics in the news, write to News-7 Feedback at P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022.
Our fax number is 343-7269.
For email, the address is news@wdbj7. com.
And you can access our on-line forum on our home page, www.wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.
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E-FLOYD-MENTOR


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=DAL
TAPE# 97-11
GRAPHIC=Education


Some Virginia Tech students are hoping their interest in physics rubs off on high school students in Floyd County.
The physics majors are helping the high schoolers apply the science to their everyday lives.
Denise Allen explains.
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IN Q=we can help
SUPER=03-Floyd; :08
SUPER=01-Peter Macedo/Lead Mentor; :28
SUPER=01-Karen Pursifull/High School Student; :42
SUPER=01-Tim Callahan/Floyd Co. Physics Teacher; :54
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:04
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IN Q=WE CAN HELP

((WE CAN HELP YOU BUILD YOUR OWN COMPUTER THAT YOU CAN KEEP AT HOME DURING THIS PROJECT.))
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OUT Q=DURING THIS PROJECT


Several times a week Virginia Tech Physics majors travel to Floyd County to guide these high school students through the study of physics.
But the Tech mentors are available throughout the week via computer.
This new lab allows Floyd County students to e-mail their mentors and others anywhere in the country.
A tele-conference during class time is also in the plans.
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SOT 11:24:43
IN Q=They find that

((PETER MACEDO/LEAD MENTOR: THEY FIND THAT INSTEAD OF EVERYTHING COMING FROM A BOOK OR COMING FROM A TEACHER STANDING IN FRONT OF THEM THAT THERE'S OTHER WAYS TO LEARN AND THERE'S OTHER WAYS TO COMMUNICATE WITH PEOPLE 45 MINUTES AWAY JUST BY TYPING ON A COMPUTER.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=TYPING ON A COMPUTER
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SOT 11:41:21
IN Q=IT HELPS US

((KAREN PURSIFULL/FLOYD CO. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT: IT HELPS US TO LET THE CLASS GO BY WHEN YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT THE BOARD ALL THE TIME IT GETS A LITTLE BORING. BUT WORKING AT THE COMPUTER IS A WHOLE NEW OUT LOOK. IT'S A LOT OF FUN.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=A LOT OF FUN
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SOT 11:35:54
IN Q=THEY GET TO

((TIM CALLAHAN/FCHS PHYSICS TEACHER: THEY GET TO SEE THE EQUATIONS AND THINGS PUT INTO PRACTICE FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE CLASS AND ARE ACTUALLY USING IT IN OTHER COURSES.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=IN OTHER COURSES


Callahan and the Tech mentors say the class is a success because they show the students how physics applies to everyday life.
If a student wants to know how something works, that something becomes the topic of a class project.
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SOT 11:40:37
IN Q=WE PLAN ON

((WE PLAN ON WORKING WITH A HOT-AIR BALLOON. WE'RE GOING TO TRY AND FIGURE OUT THE PHYSICS PART OF IT. HOW IT FLIES AND HOW HIGH IT CAN GO WITH THE HEAT.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=WITH THE HEAT


The new approach to this science has helped the Floyd County High School Physics Department grow from one class a year to three.
Interest has increased so much that next year, for the first time, the school is offering a second level physics class.
Educators say any time you can get a student to say class is fun, you're doing something right.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Tech-Brawl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=virginia tech


A Montgomery County judge has convicted a Virginia Tech football player of assault and battery, stemming from a campus brawl last summer.
Tyron Edmund confessed to punching Jonathan Nelson, in his first interview with a Blacksburg police officer.
Edmund later changed his story to say he simply threw up an arm to shield himself in the fight.
The judge ordered Edmund to serve two days of a three-day jail sentence. WEATHER
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Common-Sense


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
GRAPHIC=Common Sense


Odds are, you are going to need at least a half dozen different documents before you can fill out your income tax forms.
Usually you receive them long before April 15th.
But what if you don't?
That's what Len Besthoff explores in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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SOT
IN Q=Here's
SUPER=@Len1; :00
SUPER=01-Bill Williams/H&R Block; :14
RUNS=:44
OUT Q=the newsdesk.

((
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SOT TAPE TWO 06:28:52
IN Q=Here's

((Here's another situation you could run into when you're paying your taxes. Let's say you just can't get all the documents you need together by April 15th, which is of course the deadline. Bill Williams with H&R Block has some suggestions.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=some suggestions.
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SOT TAPE ONE 06:06:06
IN Q=In this

((BILL WILLIAMS/H&R BLOCK: IN THIS CASE, YOU SHOULD FILE FOR AN EXTENSION. FOR 4868, INDICATE THAT YOU CAN'T FILE YOUR RETURN, THAT YOU WANT AN EXTENSION. YOU ATTACH A CHECK TO THAT FORM COVERING YOUR ESTIMATED AMOUNT OF TAX YOU THINK YOU MAY OWE. THEN YOU HAVE UNTIL AUGUST 15TH TO FILE YOUR RETURN, AND THERE'LL BE NO PENALTIES. BUT IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU EITHER FILE YOUR RETURN OR FILE YOUR REQUEST FOR AN EXTENSION BY APRIL 15TH.))
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OUT Q=April 15th.
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SOT TAPE TWO 06:30:21
IN Q=I'm Len Besthoff

((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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OUT Q=newsdesk.))



Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of ICE-97)
GRAPHIC=Express/Sting Rays


The Roanoke Express lost to South Carolina 6 to 5 in a shootout.
But Roanoke picks up a point to tie Richmond for third place in the East.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Stingrays;


South Carolina scored early in the first quarter. Chris Hynnes takes it in and beats the Express goalie for the score.
Then a minute later Brett Marietti hits a slap shot from the blue line to score and the Express trailed 3 to nothing.
Roanoke got on the board late in the first period Duane Harmer shoots it
SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/South Carolina/6/;in front of the net and Jeff Jablonski

taps it in to make it 3 to 1 and Roanoke loses in a shootout 6 to 5.
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UNC


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of BB97-4)
GRAPHIC=NCAA LOGO


North Carolina is headed to the final four after winning its fourth regional final of the 90's.
Shammond Williams scored 22 as the Tar Heels beat Louisville 97 to 74.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Syracuse, NY/Tar Heels vs Cardinals; :


Louisville kept it close early in the first half Alex Sanders scores on the jam to make it 29 to 24 Heels.
But Williams scored this basket to send the Tar heels in at the half leading 54 to 33.
The Cardinals made a run with just over nine minutes left in the game this three pointer cut the lead to three.
North Carolina went on a run led by SUPER=33-North

Carolina/97/Louisville/74/;Antawn Jamison and the Tar Heels advance with the 97 to 74 win.
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Race


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of R-35)
GRAPHIC=Darlington


Dale Jarrett survived a brush with the wall early in the race to win the Transouth 400 at Darlington.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Darlington, SC/ESPN; :


The 8-th caution of the day was called when Robert Pressley gets lose in front of Ricky Craven- both cars spin out and hit the inside wall.
Dale Jarrett slipped on oil early in the race but he made his way back to the front to lead with less than 115 laps to go.
He would take the checkered flag a car length ahead of Musgrave in the TranSouth 400.
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((DALE JARRETT/TRANSOUTH 400 WINNER: ))
SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Transouth 400 Winner; :
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=the ultimate
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=Hold Logo


Jeff Gordon was third Jeff Burton fourth and Bobby Labonte fifth.

Conch-Music


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=aje
TAPE# net (04:12:04)
GRAPHIC=none


When you think of island music, you probably think of steal drums and mandolins, but what about the Conch shell?
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SOT
IN Q=nat sound
RUNS=:05
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Key West, FL;


The 35th Annual Conch Blowing contest got underway in Key West, Florida, this weekend.
These "musicians" came to belt it our and prove that you can hear more than the ocean when you listen to a conch shell.
Mark Regelman, a Naval search and rescue pilot won first prize with his tune "Two Ships in the Fog."
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Oscars


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=academy awards


Movie fans have been camped outside the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles for days, waiting for a chance to see the stars.
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VO-NAT


They'll be shining bright tonight at the 69th annual Academy Awards.
Nominated for best picture Oscar this year: "The English Patient," "Fargo," "Jerry Macguire," "Secrets and Lies," and "Shine." (----------------)