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Next on News 7-
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A father and mother are killed in Campbell County- apparently by their son who then turns the gun on himself.
Have you ever been fingerprinted?
That's what could happen on your next visit to First Union bank.
Plus choppers are in the sky fighting fires in Rockbridge County.
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Campbell-Murders


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-7
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Three times in the last week, domestic violence has claimed several lives in central and southwest Virginia.
The latest incident happened this morning in Campbell County.
Authorities say an argument between a 24 year old and his parents ended in gunfire.
Steve Smallshaw has details.
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(( It's a neighborhood where residents say not much ever happens.
All that changed just after daybreak this morning.
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((WILLIAM CAMPBELL/HEARD GUNSHOTS: I WAS OUTSIDE OF THE BASHFUL GIRAFFE DAYCARE CENTER DOWN HERE WHEN I HEARD TWO SHOTS.))
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The shots came from this house at 110 George Street.
Police say 24- year- old Barry Wayne Bohannon had been arguing with his 52- year- old parents, Hazel and Joe Bohannon, since Sunday.
Around 6 a-m, the argument turned deadly.
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((SHERIFF ROBERT MAXEY/CAMPBELL COUNTY: FROM ALL INDICATIONS, BARRY BOHANNON SHOT HIS MOTHER AND FATHER, THEN CAME OUTSIDE THE HOUSE AND TURNED THE GUN ON HIMSELF, SHOT HIMSELF.))
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Bohannon's 21- year- old sister Sandra fled to a neighbor's home and called police.
They quickly cordoned off the area, and neighbors watched in stunned silence as investigators spent several hours photographing the crime scene and removing the three bodies.
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((The bodies of Barry Bohannon and his parents have been sent to Roanoke for autopsies. Police would not say whether they'd been called to that residence before to settle domestic disputes, but DID say that Barry Bohannon had received treatment for psychiatric problems in the past. Steve Smallshaw, News7.))
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Glasgow-fire


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-14
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Firefighters are actually SETTING blazes to combat a 250 acre forest fire in Rockbridge County.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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(( Their plan is to burn out any areas between the forest fire and the fire line.
That way there is no fuel left for the wildfire to consume.
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((DAVID OLSON/FOREST SERVICE: THINGS ARE LOOKING PRETTY GOOD. THE TEMPERATURES ARE STARTING TO DROP A LITTLE BIT, THE WINDS ARE DROPPING, AND THE HUMIDITY HAS COME UP. THE BURNOUT IS GOING QUITE WELL. IT'S A SLOW PROCESS, IT'LL TAKE SOME TIME.))
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More than 100 firefighters are on the fire line at one time, and steep terrain and the extreme heat of the wildfires slow down efforts.
But firefighters do have the added benefit of air support.
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((WE HAVE EXCELLENT AIR SUPPORT, WE'VE HAD TANKERS COME OVER AND DROP RETARDANT, TWICE, AND THE HELICOPTER IS VERY EFFECTIVE, IN PLACING THE WATER SPECIFICALLY WHERE THE FIREFIGHTER NEED TO THE WATER TO BE DROPPED. SO, IT'S BEEN VERY HELPFUL IS WORKING WITH THE FIREFIGHTERS ON THE GROUND. ))
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No one has been hurt by the fire, which has been burning since Saturday, and no homes have been threatened.
The burn- out will continue until around midnight, and then firefighters will spend the night patrolling the fire line.
David Olson hopes that tomorrow, he'll be able to declare the fire "contained."
Andrew Freiden, News7, rockbridge County.))

Murray


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=legal Scales


A high school Athletic Director had a relationship with a student for two years-
They had limited physical contact and talked on the phone about imaginary sexual situations.
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But it ended last winter when parents of the 17-year old E-C Glass High School student found out about their daughter's relationship with athletic director Frank Murray.
After a four-month investigation, a grand jury indicted Murray this morning on a charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Murray pleaded guilty just a few hours later.
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THE INDICTMENT SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT THAT WILL BE A PART OF HIS RECORD, AND I WOULD THINK THAT IT WOULD BE INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO OBTAIN A TEACHING JOB IN ANY OTHER SCHOOL SYSTEM.))
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Murray was given a 90-day suspended jail term.
He also resigned from his job at the school.
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casey


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-14
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The Roanoke man accused of killing Deborah and Sharon Casey could pay with his own life.
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A grand jury today returned six indictments against Miguel Ortiz, the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother last week.
One of the charges is for Capital Murder, which means prosecutors could seek the death penalty.
Ortiz was shot by police after the two hour standoff- he is still hospitalized.
The Commonwealth attorney expects formal charges against Ortiz in a few days.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tonight;


Meanwhile friends and family of Deborah and Sharon Casey gathered tonight at the Hamlar-Curtis funeral home.
They remembered the mother and daughter one week after they were shot to death.
Many people say the only way justice will be served in the case is if the killer gets the death penalty.
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Stalking-Phones


ANCHOR=Keith
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WRITER=tal
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Victims of stalkers and domestic violence in Wythe and Smyth counties have a new weapon.
3-60 Communications donated five cellular phones to both sheriff's departments, and five to the Family Resource Center in Wytheville.
The agencies will distribute the phones to victims considered to be at high risk for attack.
The phones may not receive calls.
They're programmed only to call authorities in an emergency.

Flooding


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding
It is the sandbags versus the rivers in Minnesota.
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People stayed out in blizzard conditions and bitter cold piling up sandbags- in hopes of beating the rising river.
SUPER=03-Ada, MN;
In Ada Minnesota, water is coming from three directions. One thousand people

have been forced out.
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((SUE ROQUET/ADA, MN RESIDENT: WE'VE BEEN LIVING UPSTAIRS IN OUR UPSTAIRS CAUSE THE WATER IS NOW IN OUR FIRST FLOOR LEVEL. IT GETS TO BE SCARY CAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.))
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In some areas all that separates the rising river from neighborhoods is a man made barrier of sandbags.
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Mideast


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Mideast peace


President Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu met but did not agree-
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SUPER=03-Washington DC;


No resolution on a Middle Eastern summit or on Netanyahu's proposal to speed up talks with the Palestinians.
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((WE HAD A VERY SPECIFIC, FRANK, CANDID, LONG TALK.))
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Netanyahu did not back down on the conflict over building an Israeli Housing project outside of Jerusalem.
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((BENJAMIN NETANYAHU/ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER: IT IS WELL KNOWN THAT THE UNITED STATES HAS ITS OPINION ON THIS SUBJECT. WE HAVE OUR POSITION.))
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The leaders agreed to pressure Yassir Arafat to crack down on terrorism.
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Still to come on News 7 at 11, community leaders tell Roanoke its minority hiring is improving, but it still needs to get better,
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and we'll tell you why one new company in our area is looking for a few good loafers.
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New-Business


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-12
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Dough is coming to Roanoke- in more ways that one.
A Canadian bread company will build a 22-million dollar plant in Roanoke.
As Len Besthoff reports it'll create up to 180 new jobs.
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(( Maple Leaf Foods announced it will build a facility off route 460 in northeast Roanoke.
The company makes breads primarily for supermarket chains.
Pay will apparently average more than nine- dollars- an- hour, and employees will be making the dough soon.
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((ANDREW HOLT/MAPLE LEAF FOODS USA: WE'RE GONNA BE BAKING BREAD IN THE ROANOKE VALLEY IN THE NEXT, IN THE FOURTH QUARTER OF 1997.))
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It took a lot of work for Roanoke to beat out- of- state competitors for the plant.
Mayor David Bowers made a personal plea to Governor Allen for incentive funds after the Commonwealth had turned down the city's request four times.
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((MAYOR DAVID BOWERS: WHEN WE CAN MAKE A PHONE CALL AND GET THE GOVERNOR INVOLVED AND GET A NEW BUSINESS IN ROANOKE, I'M JUST DOIN' MY DUTY.))
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The bread company is going in an enterprise zone, which has its own set of breaks, benefits, and grants.
The city asked for what's called "Opportunity Funding" on top of this, something that's rarely approved.
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((ALLEN: BUT THE MAYOR SAID THIS WAS JUST ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES THEY'VE HAD IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE IN A DECADE, AND THEY ABSOLUTELY NEEDED TO DO THIS TO CLOSE THE DEAL AND SO FORTH, SO I WASN'T GONNA LET A LITTLE PROCEDURES AND BUREAUCRATIC RED TAPE AND SO FORTH STOP THIS OPPORTUNITY.))
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((As part of this deal the city of Roanoke will build a new road to the Maple Leaf site. And that will have an added benefit, because it will open up another hundred acres of land for future development. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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County-Ax


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A Roanoke woman was killed following a collision in Roanoke County this morning.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


County police say 21-year-old Mary Ann Richards car was hit broadside when she pulled in front of a jeep on Brambleton Avenue.
She was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, where she later died.
Rescue workers used the "jaws of life" to get the Jeep driver out. He was also taken to the hospital; no word on his condition.
Police say Richards was at fault; no charges will be filed.
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Gibriel


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


Victim or one of the racketeers?
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SUPER=03-Salem/April 2, 1994;


(Re-ODD) Riyadh Gibriel tried to paint himself as a victim of the Abed crime family.
He was born a Palestinian refugee in Saudi Arabia and is is now a U-S citizen.
Gibriel's accused of hiring Joe Abbott and four other Abed family members to set fire to Mixers Restaurant three years ago... part of a racketeering scheme alleged by the government.
Gibriel told the judge today that Abbott had threatened him.
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((I WAS RECEIVING SOME PHONE CALLS, LIFE THREATS, STUFF LIKE THAT. YEAH.))
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Gibriel and his partner, (Ah-MOD Thee-ab) Ahmad Thiab, took the insurance company to court last Fall for failure to make good on a 200-thousand dollar policy.
They lost.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


At THAT trial, one witness testified that Gibriel told him he paid someone 2-thousand dollars to have the fire set... then threatened to "drink his blood and the blood of his brother" if the story was repeated.
Judge Sam Wilson found no "overwhelming evidence that Gibriel was involved in the fire itself."
He set bond at 100-thousand dollars.

City-Council


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Seal


Roanoke's efforts to hire more women and minorities appear to be paying off.
But today, community leaders also told city council the job is not complete.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In 1996, 50 percent of the new hires were women and 31 percent were minorities.
And in most job categories, the percentage of minority employees equals the concentration in the available workforce.
Still community leaders say equal opportunity is elusive.
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((REV. CHARLES GREEN: WE KNOW THAT IN THE PAST, WE HAVE NOT HIRED AND PROMOTED BLACKS AS WE SHOULD HAVE. 24 PERCENT OF BLACKS LIVE IN ROANOKE. 24 PERCENT ARE IN THE GOVERNMENT, BUT WHERE ARE THEY IN THE GOVERNMENT? WHERE ARE THEY? YOU DON'T HAVE VERY MANY PEOPLE IN THE TOP JOBS, THE SUPERVISORY JOBS.))
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Mayor David Bowers said the city will not tolerate racial discrimination, and he said officials are committed to creating a diverse workforce.
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Coming up next we'll tell you
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why one bank wants some patrons to make an impression before they can cash a check.
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Earley


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


Now that Jim Gilmore said he's resigning in June to campaign full time for governor- one of four Republicans running for Attorney General job is renewing the call for Democrat Don Beyer to step down.
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Beyer's lieutenant governor job is considered part-time.
The main duty is to preside over the Senate, which is out of session for the year.
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But Chesapeake Republican Senator Mark Earley says Beyer might have to express a view on a bill to amend the welfare law-- and that puts him in the same boat as Jim Gilmore.
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((SEN. MARK EARLEY/R-CANDIDATE FOR ATTORNEY GEN.: BEYER SET THE STANDARD IN HIS OWN STATEMENT WHEN HE SAID I DON'T HAVE TO RESIGN BECAUSE I HAVE NO SENSITIVE PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES BEFORE ME. SO WHETHER ITS A QUESTION OF MONEY OR WHETHER ITS A QUESTION OF VOTES, OR WHETHER IT'S A QUESTION OF AN IMPORTANT POLICY MATTER, IF THAT'S THE STANDARD, THAN THEY BOTH HAVE THE SAME ISSUES TO FACE.))
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A spokeswoman for Don Beyer says Gilmore should resign because he accepted a large campaign contribution from Philip Morris while filing legal papers on the tobacco giant's behalf.

First-Union


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Next time you want to cash a check at a bank where you don't have an account- you may have your fingerprints taken.
As Byron Pitts reports, First Union Bank started the practice- and it's already causing controversy.
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((IT'S PAINLESS AND FAIRLY QUICK. Quick and controversial. A thumb printing program banks are using more and more across the country. Cash a check at a bank where you DON'T have an account you'll asked to leave a thumb print. Supporters say it's simply a safety measure opponents say it's an invasion of privacy.
EVAN HENDRICKS/CONSUMER ADVOCATE: I THINK BANKS ARE PLAYING WITH FIRE HERE, FINGERPRINTS ARE USED IN CRIMINAL CASES. AND ONCE THEY START COLLECTING THESE FINGERPRINTS, THE POLICE AND OTHER AUTHORITIES ARE GOING TO COME SNIFFING AROUND.
ERIC M. WESTBURY/VICE PRESIDENT FIRST UNION BANK: WE'RE TRYING TO PROTECT OUR EXISTING CUSTOMERS FROM FRAUDULENT ACTIVITY. IT YOU DON'T HAVE CRIMINAL INTENT, IT SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM FOR US TO TAKE YOUR THUMB PRINT.
Nationally, banks reportedly lose 600-million dollars in check fraud each year that's more than 10-times what's lost in armed robberies. First Union Bank -- says it saw check fraud drop by 40-percent by using a thumb printing program in Florida. Now they're expanding to several states on the East Coast from Virginia to New York. BYRON PITTS/CBS NEWS: PROTECTING THE CUSTOMER OR INTRUSION BY BIG BROTHER. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES FROM THE FBI TO THE SECRET SERVICE ENDORSE FINGER PRINTING PROGRAMS. IT'S A PROGRAM -- GROUPS LIKE THE ACLU PLAN ON CHALLENGING IN COURT. BYRON PITTS CBS NEWS, WASHINGTON.))
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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#VB97-1
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=04-NCAA; :00


But first, West Virginia University forward Gordon Malone is giving up his last year of college to enter the NBA draft.
The 6-11 Brooklyn averaged 12 points and eight rebounds during his career at WVU.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-27
GRAPHIC=BULLS


The defending world champion Chicago Bulls wrapped home the home court advantage throughout the playoffs last night with a 128-to-102 win over the Sixers. It's the Bulls 66th win of the year and assures them of the best record in the league.
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SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Sixers vs. Bulls; :00


And the Sixers put a real fight last night. Look at the heavy defense on Scottie Pippen.
Next time they just threw it over the matador "D" and Pippen dropped it in.
But here's the shot of the night. SUPER=32-Philadelphia/102/Chicago/128;

Time is running out in the third. Pippen to Jordan to the hoops.
128-To-102 the Bulls.
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S-Avalanche


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


The Salem Avalanche was just looking to wrap up its first win of the season last night as the Wilmington Blue Rocks dropped into Salem.
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SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00


The team drew over 12 thousand five hundred fans over the weekend, but had just 12 hundred and 81 in the park last night.
Salem fell behind 5-to-1 before rallying in the bottom of the ninth with 2 scores.
But they would get no closer than 5-to-3 on Garrett Neubart's slide. That's
the final as the SUPER=37-Wilmington/5/Salem/3/Avalanche Now 0-and-4;

Avalanche falls to 0-and-4 on the season.
They are home through Thursday night.
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S-Rockies


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-1
SS=walker


The Avalanche could really use larry Walker for a couple of days.
Tonight the Colorado Rockies outfielder, whop rehabbed in salem last year was named player of the week in the National League. He hit 440 with 6 homers last week.
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SUPER=03-Denver, CO/Reds vs. Rockies; :00


Eric Young, who also rehabbed in the Salem a little bit last season was given the SIlver bat award before today's Rockies' game.
And it didn't take long for the balls to start flying out of the yard.
Jeff Reed hits a three run homer in
SUPER=35-Cincinnati/2/Colorado/13;

the first inning to give the Rockies a 5-to-nothing lead and they cruise to the 13 to 2 win over the Reds.
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S-Orioles


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=none
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SUPER=03-Kansas City. MO/Orioles vs. Royals; :00


In Kansas City the Royals retired the uniform numbers of three greats today honoring George Brett,the late Dick Howser and Frank White.
The Royals would beat the Orioles 6-to-5 thanks to former Salem Buc Jeff King.
He had an RBI double in the first inning, a homerun in the 8th and a
SUPER=35-Baltimore/6/Kansas City/5;

sacrifice fly to win the game in the ninth.
KC tops the O's 6-to-5.
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S-Tigers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-6
GRAPHIC=NONE
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SUPER=03-Detroit, MI/Twins vs. Tigers; :00


Buddy Bell's Tigers also got a win this afternoon at home on a chilly 37 degree day.
The Tigers ended last season with 17 straight home losses, so they were after their first win since August 30th of last year today.
And they would get it. Brian Johnson nailed a three run homer as the Motor City hitmen beat the Twins 10-to-4.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight, the national championship for the Hokies,
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And a day of reflection for the Express as they look back on another season with little or no help from their affiliates.
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S-Dampeer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-2
GRAPHIC=Radford


Radford University's baseball team is back in action today taking on VCU at Dedmon Center Park.
SS=Kelly Dampeer


Over the weekend; former Northside standout Kelly Dampeer hit three homers to break the RU record for homeruns in a career with 35. His efforts earned him Big South Conference player of the week.
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SUPER=03-Radford; :00


Dampeer's .331 batting average leads the team. He is also tops in total hits, and has set career records for doubles, at bats, and games played. But teams are zeroing in on stopping kelly and the selection of good pitches has declined.
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((KELLY DAMPEER/RADFORD CAREER HOMERUN LEADER:))
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Dampeer has also made the adjustment from shortstop to second base for his final year. In 163 attempts; he has just 4 errors.
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S-HokiesANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=VT


An the Virginia Tech Hokies have a national champion on campus.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-1996 Football Season; :00


The Hokiebird has won its second straight national mascot championship.
This past weekend in Daytona Beach, Florida, the Hokiebird, alias Todd Maroldo, was named the top sports mascot in the country - taking first place at the National cheerleading Association competition.
One of his top challengers was Little Red from the University of Nebraska.
Now I warn you this video of Lil' Red is graphic.
The worst part is that that thing beat the JMU Duke Dog from second place.
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-28
GRAPHIC=Express/Hampton


The Hampton Roads Admirals ended the Roanoke Express's season last night wrapping up their best of five series 3 games to 1.
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The Express lead by a goal; 3-2, with about two minutes to play after Chris Lipsett's tally in the third. But, in the end, the Admirals 8 contract players coupled with Roanoke's lack of help from it's affiliates was the difference in the series.
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((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER:)) ((JEFF LODER/EXPRESS CENTER:))
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager; :00
SUPER=01-Jeff Loder/Express Center; :21
RUNS=:36
OUT Q=..fell short"
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