12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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The lengthy process of jury selection began today, in the trial of Oklahoma Bombing suspect Timothy McVeigh.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And the house rented out to the Heaven's Gate Cult may have been sold.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


A wind advisory is in effect for this afternoon and tonight, but by the end of this week, we'll see those spring like temepratures we enjoyed over Easter. That, plus Tennessee does it again, we'll have highlights from the women's National Title game.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Don't go away, the news is next.

OK-TRIAL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok bombing trial


Nearly two years after a bomb destroyed the Oklahoma City federal building, the trial of one of the accused bombers began today in Denver.
Twenty-eight- year- old Timothy McVeigh stands accused of detonating the bomb that killed 168 and injured more than 500.
Among the dead were 19 children.
The selection of the jury began about an hour ago.
Lawyers will try to assemble a panel of 12 jurors and six alternates from a pool of about one- thousand.
The process is expected to take two weeks.
Prospective jurors will be asked if they would consider the death penalty as punishment, also what they've heard in the news about McVeigh.
Dave Fehling joins us from Denver with the latest. ********take from NEWSPATH********
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SUPER=01-Jim Denny/Father of Victims;
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SUPER=05-Denver, CO;

((
FLANKED BY ARMED OFFICERS, STEPHEN JONES MADE HIS WAY TO THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE IN DOWNTOWN DENVER. HE IS TIMOTHY MC-VEIGH'S LEAD ATTORNEY AND HAS SAID THAT PRETRIAL PUBLICITY HAS PRE-ORDAINED A GUILTY VERDICT AND DEATH PENALTY FOR HIS CLIENT. HE ONLY HAD TO LOOK AROUND HIM FOR MORE EVIDENCE OF THE INTENSE COVERAGE OF THIS LATEST TRIAL OF THE CENTURY . REPORTERS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS LINED UP DOZENS DEEP FOR FEDERALLY ISSUED MEDIA PASSES. DOZENS MORE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC QUED-UP FOR A CHANCE TO GET A SEAT IN THE COURTROOM .
IN OKLAHOMA CITY, SITE OF THE BOMBING TWO YEARS AGO, JIM DENNY WILL WATCH THE TRIAL ON A BIG SCREEN T-V IN A SECURED AUDITORIUM PROVIDED FOR FAMILY MEMBERS AND SURVIVORS WHO COULDN'T MAKE THE TRIP TO DENVER. DENNY'S SON AND DAUGHTER WERE SEVERALLY INJURED IN THE BLAST... BRANDON DENNY STILL MUST UNDERGO DAILY THERAPY.

(SOT)S/JIM DENNY , FATHER OF VICTIMS



(STDUP)S/DAVE FEHLING, CBS NEWS DENVER

"SURVIVORS AND THE FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED SAY TODAY WILL BE HIGHLY EMOTIONAL, ON ONE HAND THEY HAVE A SENSE OF RELIEF THAT THE TRIAL IS FINALLY UNDERWAY, BUT ON THE OTHER A SENSE OF DREAD NOT KNOWING HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE OR IF THEY'LL GET THE JUSTICE THEY WANT. DF CBS NEWS DENVER."))

E-parole-reform


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#NONE
SS=virginia seal


Jury trials, like the Oklahoma bombing trial, have dropped in Virginia by almost 60 percent.
The drop is tied to sentencing guidelines and the elimination of parole.
Before the state abolished parole, five percent of all criminal cases were tried by jury.
That number is down to 2-point-2 percent.
Under the new sentencing guidelines, offenders must serve at least 85 percent of their sentence.

MASS-SUICIDE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=heaven's gate


Two men are reportedly ready to buy the California mansion where 39 cult members died last week.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rancho Santa Fe, CA;


A real estate agent in Rancho Santa Fe says the buyers are planning to tear it down and build a new home.
Meantime the San Diego medical examiner says his office has completed the autopsies of the Heaven's Gate members.
But he has yet to determine the exact cause of death.
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((WE'RE GONNA WAIT UNTIL WE GET ALL THE TOXICOLOGY RESULTS TO MAKE THAT DETERMINATION BECAUSE IT'S GONNA BE A MATTER OF HOW MUCH THE LEVELS ARE AND WHAT ALCOHOL'S PRESENT AND A FEW OTHER THINGS TO PUT IT TOGETHER AND DETERMINE WHAT THE CAUSE WAS. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. Brian Blackbourne/San Diego Co. Medical Examiner;
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VO-NAT


One of the suicide victims was a native of Abingdon.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
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Twenty-six- year- old Michael Sandoe was class president at Abingdon High School in 19-89 and a Gulf War Veteran.

Natural-Bridge


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


At church services around the country, ministers linked their Easter sermons to the cult suicide.
At the traditional sunrise service at Natural Bridge Religious broadcaster Pat Robertson told the congregation, Christians know they'll see Christ when they die, instead of what he called a "funny-looking" alien spaceship.
More than 15-hundred people turned out for the service.
Robertson is founder of the Virginia Beach-based Christian Broadcasting Network.

israel


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


P-L-O Chief Yasser Arafat returned from his trip to Cairo today where he urged Arab states to stop dealing with Israel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cairo;


The 22-nation Arab league passed a non-binding recommendation for a freeze on diplomatic and economic relations with Israel.
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The action was prompted by Israel's construction of a Jewish housing settlement in east Jerusalem.
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((THIS WAS A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING IN WHICH WE HAVE DISCUSSED IN DETAIL WHAT THE ISRAELIS AGREED UPON AND SIGNED - AND THE DECISION WAS CLEAR TO PUT IN LINE THE PEACE PROCESS.))
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But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu calls the action a step backward in the peace process.
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((THE PALESTINIAN SIDE UNLEASHED TERRORISM AS A WEAPON OF THE NEGOTIATIONS, AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE CANNOT ACCEPT. ))
SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;
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OUT Q=we cannot accept.
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Netanyahu blames Arafat for the recent violence in the middle East.
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aberdeen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Pre-trial maneuvering begins today in Aberdeen, Maryland for a former Army drill sergeant accused of rape.
Attorneys will argue that the case against Delmar Simpson should be dismissed.
They say public statements by high-ranking Army officials have made it impossible for their client to get a fair trial.
Women's advocates will be watching the case closely, saying its a key test of how serious the Army is about punishing sexual misconduct.

Fatal-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=fatal accident


An 18- year- old woman is dead after she crashed her car into a tree in Henry County.
Police say Misty Lee McGrady of Bassett was NOT wearing her seat belt when she ran her car off route 57.
She was pronounced dead at the scene.

E-Accident


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=accident


A collision last night in northwest Roanoke sent two adults and a young child to the hospital.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The accident happened at the intersection of 17th street and Orange Avenue.
Two cars were involved. Police say one of the drivers did not see the other car coming.
He pulled out into Orange Avenue and was hit.
Two adults and an infant were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, but none of them was seriously injured.
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E-stabbing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=amo
TAPE#none
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A Bedford County woman is in stable condition this afternoon after being stabbed in the chest yesterday.
The Sheriff's Department says Pamela Jean Nelson was stabbed in the parking lot of the Greenstone Center in Forest.
Authorities say there were no witnesses.
So far no charges have been filed, but authorities are following up on a lead.

Cable-TV


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=supreme court


Local broadcasters won a victory from the Supreme Court today.
Justices upheld a 19-92 law requiring cable systems to carry local T-V stations, calling it a legal effort to protect smaller broadcasters from being driven out of business.
We will have local reaction to the decision tonight on News 7 at 5 and 6.

E-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-06
SS=fire


A blaze got the best of Bedford County firefighters yesterday.
Officials say the blaze had too much of a head start.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


It started around 4-30 on route 7-55 in the Goodview section of the county.
Fire officials believe the blaze originated in a bedroom on the second floor.
They're not sure exactly what sparked the fire.
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SOT 06:40:06
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((JAMES WEEKS/NEIGHBOR: MY WIFE WOKE ME UP AND SAID SHE SMELLED SMOKE AND I GOT UP AND LOOKED OUT THE WINDOW AND THE HOUSE WAS FULLY INVOLVED. I'M ON THE CHAMBLISSBURG RESCUE SQUAD AND I IMMEDIATELY GOT ON THE RADIO AND RADIOED BEDFORD.))
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Fire fighters say the construction of the house is partly to blame for the raging blaze.
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((BRIAN WEEKS/STEWARTSVILLE FIRE DEPT.; NUMBER ONE, THEY'RE A BALLOON CONSTRUCTION WITH NO FIRE STOPS AND THE HEAVY TIMBER CONSTRUCTION OF THESE OLDER HOMES IS LIKE LIGHTING A MATCH TO IT BASICALLY.))
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VO-NAT


The Darby family who lives there, was not home at the time.
No one was injured.
The house is a total loss.
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E-New-Bank


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=Banking


Growth, rather than the current trend of consolidation, is the path some local banks are following.
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VO-NAT
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While larger banks replace branches with more A-T-Ms, community banks like the Central National Bank in Lynchburg are opening new offices.
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((WORTH CARTER/CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK CEO: I HAVE A SLANG WAY OF SAYING IT, I CALL IT EYEBALL TO EYEBALL BANKING WHERE YOU HAVE PEOPLE WORKING AND SERVING PEOPLE AT A PRICE THEY CAN AFFORD AND AT HOURS THEY CAN GET TO THE BANK AT THEIR CONVENIENCE. NOT GOING THROUGH MACHINES OR TELEPHONES. JUST COMING AND DOING BUSINESS WITH PEOPLE.))
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C-E-O Worth Carter says he's simply giving customers a choice.
One of Central National's sister banks, the First National Bank of Rocky Mount, also opened a new location this week in Roanoke.
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E-Greenfield-Dig


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE# 97-17
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As the new millenium approaches archaeologists are finding evidence that dates Botetourt County back to the last millenium.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SUPER=01-Ned McElwaine/Botetourt Co. Asst. Administrator; :11
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((Botetourt Center at Greenfield represents a significant part of this area's future.
But measures are being taken to make sure the site's history is not forgotten.
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((NED MCELWAINE/BOTETOURT COUNTY ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR: INSTEAD OF LOSING THAT, WHAT WE DECIDED TO DO WAS TO TRY TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT WAS HERE. ))
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Enter a team of archaeologists.
During the past year they've dug up hundreds of Native American artifacts... including fire crack rocks and pieces of ceramic pottery. Stand up
The artifacts found here at the Greenfield site are believed to have come from the Tutelo Indian Tribe... which inhabited this area some 1000 years ago. end stand up
The scientists believe these items amount to prehistoric garbage... scrap material the Indians left behind.
They call these artifacts "common discoveries."
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((MIKE BARBER/PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGIES: WE VERY RARELY FIND UNBROKEN TOOLS AND THINGS THAT ARE IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION BECAUSE IF THEY WERE IN GOOD CONDITION AND STILL USEABLE, THE NATIVE AMERICANS TOOK THEM WITH THEM. ))
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For now, all of the pieces are being taken to Salem for examination.
But they will be returned and displayed at a preservation area once Botetourt Center at Greenfield is complete.
Scott Prince, News- 7, Botetourt County.))

Painless-Dentistry


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

*****Anchor Tag****
For many people going to the dentist represents one thing, pain.
The memory that stays with patients is the needle filled with novocaine heading into their mouth.
Now a new device is allowing dentists to operate without the needle, without the numbness and without the pain.
Dr. Michael Breen reports.
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(( THIS IS THE SOUND OF THE PAST...(NATSND)..AND THIS IS THE SOUND OF THE FUTURE...(NATSND) THIS NEW DRILL SUBSTITUTE IS SUPPOSED TO BE PAINLESS - IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE. YOU CAN'T BLAME GINA MARZULLO FOR BEING A LITTLE NERVOUS...SHE'S ABOUT TO GO UNDER THE DRILL WITHOUT NOVOCAINE.
SUPER: GINA MARZULLO/PATIENT
SOT..."I'm not sure if it's going to hurt or not without novocaine. It's not

going to be numb or anything..."

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TRACK: GINA'S FILLING SHOULD BE PAIN-FREE FOR TWO REASONS. THE FIRST IS THIS NEW TYPE OF DRILL. IT NEVER TOUCHES GINA'S TOOTH - THE DRILL IS LIKE A SMALL SANDBLASTER - IT SENDS OUT BURSTS OF ALUMINUM PARTICLES. HERE YOU CAN SEE THOSE PARTICLES STRIKING A QUARTER.
SUPER: DR. DENNIS PIETRINI/DENTIST
SOT: .."the surface will remain dull because it's actually etched the metal

now."
TRACK: THE DRILL SUBSTITUTE IS PAINLESS BECAUSE THERE'S NO FRICTION - NO HEAT - AND NO NERVE-RACKING WHINE. THERE'S ALSO A SECOND REASON GINA DOESN'T NEED NOVOCAINE - IT'S BECAUSE DOCTOR DENNIS PEITRINI USES PORCELAIN FILLINGS. WITH PORCELAIN, YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMOVE NEARLY AS MUCH TOOTH AS YOU WOULD FOR A MERCURY FILLING. THE BOTTOM LINE IS DENTISTS CAN NOW AVOID NOVOCAINE IN OVER 90 PERCENT OF THEIR PATIENTS. AND HOW'S GINA DOING?

SOT: (GINA)..."I didn't feel anything really. It was just like he was

cleaning my teeth."
Dr. Michael Breen, for CBS News.))
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With the technique you can avoid novocaine over 90-percent of the time. WEATHER
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Common-Sense


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#Common Sense
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Children without social security numbers may not count as tax deductions.
Len Bestoff has details in this week's edition of Common Sense.
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((The IRS has stiffened its penalties when it comes to making mistakes with your Social Security number. Bill Williams with H&R Block has more. ))
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((BILL WILLIAMS/H&R BLOCK: EVERY TAXPAYER, HUSBAND, WIFE, AND ALL DEPENDENTS MUST HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER FOR THE 1996 RETURN. THE ONLY EXCEPTION IS A CHILD BORN IN DECEMBER 1996, IN WHICH CASE YOU INDICATE THEIR BIRTHDATE ON THE RETURN. AND IT'S POSSIBLE THE IRS IS GOING TO DISALLOW THE EXEMPTION CREDIT FOR ANY EXEMPTION THAT DOES NOT HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER. That's a lot of money. WILLIAMS: THAT COULD BE A LOT OF MONEY. EACH EXEMPTION IS TWO- THOUSAND- FIVE- HUNDRED- AND- FIFTY- DOLLARS. WHICH MEANS THE TAXPAYER WOULD HAVE TO FILE A CLAIM FOR REFUND LATER, AN AMENDED RETURN, IN ORDER TO CLAIM THAT AFTER THEY GET A NUMBER FROM THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION.))
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((I'm Len Besthoff with this week's edition of Common Sense, let's send it back to the newsdesk.))
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Women


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S6-25)
GRAPHIC=Womens final 4


Tennessee's Lady Vols left Cincinnati with their second straight women's N-C-A-A basketball national championship.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Cincinnati, OH/ESPN; :00


U-T's Shuh-MEEK-Wah Holdsclaw scored 10 first half points and after this hoop Tennessee lead 22-9.
O-D-U, down in the high double digits for most of the first half, never quit and after this prayer from way downtown the lady Monarchs trailed 34-22 at intermission.
Old Dominion came back to tie the SUPER=34-Tennessee/68/ODU/59;

game at 49 all with about 7 minutes left in the game,
But Holdsclaw's 24 points and 11 boards were too much as U-T wins 68-59. Coach Pat Summitt wins her 5th national title in 11 years.
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Express


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of ICE-97)
GRAPHIC=Kelly cup playoffs


The Express will play Hampton Roads in the first round of the E-C-H-L playoffs beginning Wednesday in Norfolk.
SS=Express/Raleigh


Roanoke lost to Raleigh 6-5 in the last game of the regular season last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00


Express leading scorer Jeff Jablonski, who has 52 goals on the season, has been loaned to the Saint John Flames of the American Hockey League. This should be only a temporary move.
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Golf


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S6-28 and st5-27)
GRAPHIC=Golf


On to the green. Steve Elkington won the Players Championship by a record seven strokes yesterday.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Ponte Vedra, FL; :00


Elkington shot a final round 69 on a windy day. He finished with a 16 under par 272. His wire to wire win was worth 630 thousand dollars.
Scott Hoch closed with a 74 for a 279 second place finish.
The shot of the day goes to Fred Couples.
Watch it fly and roll, roll right into the hole for a hole in one!
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Carr


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=net (edit of S7-3)
GRAPHIC=RU


The Radford University baseball team is 1 and 5 in the Big South after dropping a double header to U-N-C Greensboro Saturday and their game yesterday 12-5.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Radford; :00


An injured pitching shoulder, said to be rotator cuff tendinitis has relegated former William Byrd ace Chris Carr to a lot of standing around. Coach Lew Kent would have used Carr as the starting closer if healthy. Carr has learned a great deal from the adversity.
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((CHRIS CARR/INJURED RADFORD PITCHER:))
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Carr has played some first base and is doing some designated hitting.
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EGG-ROLL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=easter


The spirit of Easter has yet to die down in the Nation's Capital.
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Hundreds of youngsters got up at the crack of dawn and braved cold temperatures for the chance at a coveted ticket for the Easter Egg roll.
The first couple is hosting the 118th edition of the annual event on the White House lawn.
The event was started by first lady Dolly Madison, who modeled it after an (----------------) Egyptian tradition.