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P-Murray

ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Lynchburg school administrator tendered his resignation after his relationship with a student made it to court.
He's charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


Authorities say former E.C. Glass athletic director Frank Murray had a two- year- relationship with a female student... one that included phone sex and some limited physical contact.
A grand jury indicted Murray yesterday morning.
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SOT 5:48:07
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((BILL PETTY/LYNCHBURG PROSECUTOR: THIS HAD TO BE A PLEA OF GUILTY. WE WOULD NOT ACCEPT ANY KIND OF PLEA THAT IN ANY WAY TRIED TO MINIMIZE HIS RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS CASE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Petty/Lynchburg Prosecutor; :00
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VO-NAT


Murray was given a 90- day suspended jail term.
The School Board is expected to accept his resignation tonight.
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Glasgow-fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=NONE

*****ANCHOR TAG********
Crews continue to set fires today in Rockbridge County in an effort to keep a wildfire contained.
The 250 acre forest fire started Saturday.
Andrew Freiden has the story.
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SUPER=01-David Olson/U.S. Forest Service; :11
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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.
SOT 19:32:23
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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.
SOT 19:32:44
IN Q=WE HAVE

((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 continued until around midnight, and then firefighters spent the night patrolling the fire line.
David Olson hopes that later today, he'll be able to declare the fire "contained."
Andrew Freiden, News7, rockbridge County.))
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


Officials believe lightning may have sparked the blaze.

Midwest-WX


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flooding


It's being called the worst flooding in decades--
Residents in the upper Midwest are struggling to save their homes from rising waters.
Randall Pinkston reports.
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SUPER=01-Sue Roquet/Ada Homeowner; :29 QUICK
SUPER=04-Last Weekend; :33
SUPER=03-Montevideo, MN; :42
SUPER=23-Richard Enevoldsen; :55
SUPER=01-Randall Pinkston/Reporting; 1:05
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((NARR: ALONG SWOLLEN RIVERS IN NORTH DAKOTA AND
MINNESOTA, THE MISERY DOESN'T SEEM TO STOP.



NATSOT

There are kids in there...

NARR: IN ADA, MINNESOTA...a sudden surge of water forced

more than THAN HALF THE TOWN'S 1700 people to evacuate.. SUE ROQHUET abandoned her home to the river.

SOT/ SUE ROQUET, ADA RESIDENT

"With 3 small kids, you don't know what's going to happen... it's scary."
NARR: THIS PAST WEEKEND, CONDITIONS HERE WERE BRUTAL... A SPRING BLIZZARD, WORSE THAN ANY ... DUMPED SNOW AND ICE... BRINGING TRAFFIC AND almost EVERYTHING TO STAND-STILL...
EVERYTHING EXCEPT DIKE BUILDING OPERATIONS IN
MONTEVIDEO... WITH THE MINNESOTA RIVER RISING,

VOLUNTEERS, LIKE RICH ANAVLDSEN IGNORED THE SNOW AND SUBFREEZING TEMPERATURES AND KEPT WORKING to save their town.

SOT /RICHARD ENEVOLDSEN/MONTEVIDEO RESIDENT

"If we wouldn't have built these dikes while the snow was going , it would have gone over, washed out, basically, pretty much the whole town of Montevideo, would have been underwater."
PINKSTON INSERT BRIDGE: AS IT TURNS OUT, THE BLIZZARD MAY HELPED LOCAL COMMUNITIES THREATENED WITH FLOOD WATERS... MAKING THE DIKES HARDER AND LESS LIKELY TO ERODE.
PINKSTON CLOSE: AS RIVERS APPROACH CREST STAGE, THE ONLY BUSINESS IN MOST COMMUNITIES IS WAITING OUT THE rising water... WAITING TO SEE IF THE DIKES WILL HOLD... AND REMEMBERING THE SACRIFICE OF EVERYONE WHO FOUGHT THE FLOODS OF 1997.

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN SOT:

It's very dangerous but wonderful that people pulled together.

Randall Pinkston, CBS NEWS , Granite Falls, Minnesota

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Missing-Plane


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


An Air Force attack jet and the pilot flying it have disappeared without a trace.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Arizona Desert;


For six days, the military has been looking for the A- 10.
The plane was carrying 500- pound bombs, headed for a practice run in the Arizona desert when it vanished.
The search is now focused on a three- and- a- half square mile area in central Colorado.
Officials believe the so- called "Warthog" aircraft may be buried there in the snow.
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Mideast-Peace


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=mideast peace


The day after talks in Washington about the possibility of peace in the Middle East-- new violence erupted.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hebron, West Bank;


A Palestinian was killed when an Israeli religion student opened fire on Hebron's main market.
The shooting sparked clashes between hundreds of stone- throwing youths and
rubber bullet- firing Israeli soldiers. SUPER=03-Washington DC/Yesterday;


Meanwhile, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Clinton yesterday his country will continue building Jewish settlements.
His stance virtually eliminates U-S hopes of a freeze on the settlements, which would jump- start peace talks.
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Green


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=valery green


Former animal breeder Valery Green has won her latest court battle.
Two weeks ago a dog was found on her Franklin County property after a judge ruled she could no longer own pets.
But this morning, that same judge dismissed the charge of disobeying a court order.
Green's son testified the dog was roaming around the property-- so HE placed it in a holding pen for fear it would get hit by a car.

E-Gibriel


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-8
GRAPHIC=NONE


An arson suspect portrayed himself as a victim before a judge yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/April 2, 1994;


(Re-ODD) Riyadh Gibriel tried to paint himself as a victim of the alleged Abed crime family.
He was born a Palestinian refugee in Saudi Arabia and 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 yesterday that Abbott had threatened him.
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SOT
IN Q=I was receiving

((I WAS RECEIVING SOME PHONE CALLS, LIFE THREATS, STUFF LIKE THAT. YEAH.))
SUPER=10-Riyadh Gibriel/Mixers Owner/April 4, 1994
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OUT Q=like that, yeah.
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VO-NAT


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=Kimberly
SS=NONE


At THAT trial, one witness testified that Gibriel told him he paid someone two-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.

Virginia-Power


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=business news


Virginia Power is collecting nearly 100- million dollars a year more than it should.
That's according to a regulatory review of the utility's books for 19-95.
The State Corporation Commission staff is now reviewing the books for 19-96.
The result could be a cut in rates.
But a Virginia Power spokesman said the company does NOT believe its rates or profits are too high.
If rates were cut as much as the review suggested, the average residential customer would save about two dollars and 25 cents on a monthly power bill.

P-New-Business


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-7
GRAPHIC=New Industry


No matter which way you slice it Roanoke came out on top with a new deal that will bring money and jobs to the star city.
As Len Besthoff reports, this deal has been cooking for some time.
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(( ))
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News-7 first told you in February that city owned land was earmarked for a large manufacturer employing over 150 people.
But before landing this company, both the city and the Commonwealth had to put a lot of bread on the table to keep Maple Leaf Foods from going elsewhere.
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(( ))
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SOT lbsot tape two 15:12:53
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((Now Maple Leaf already has a presence in the southeast, but the company says that by coming to Roanoke it'll get closer to even more of its clients and make it even more competitive. Len Besthoff, News-7.))
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High-Rise-Fire


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=fatal fire


Seven people, including two children were killed when fire ripped through a high- rise apartment building today in Hong Kong.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Kowloon, Hong Kong;


The flames broke out on the sixth floor of the 18- story building.
Of the 28 injured, many are said to be in serious condition.
No word yet on the cause of the blaze.
Firefighters were quoted as saying the case was "UN-usual."
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P-Casey-Wake


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=none


A Roanoke man could pay with his own life if he is convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend and her mother.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tuesday;


A grand jury yesterday returned six indictments against Miguel Ortiz for the shooting deaths of Sharon and Deborah Casey.
The charges include capital murder, which means prosecutors could seek the death penalty.
Ortiz is still hospitalized one week after being shot in the stomach by police.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Night;


Meanwhile, friends, family, and neighbors gathered at the Hamlar-Curtis Funeral Home last night to remember the Caseys.
Most people expressed outrage at their deaths, and believe the death penalty would be the only just punishment in this case.
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E-Earley


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-18
GRAPHIC=Gilmore


One of four Republicans running for Attorney General is renewing the call for Democrat Don Beyer to step down, now that Jim Gilmore said he's resigning in June to campaign full time for governor.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Beyer's lieutenant governor position is considered part-time.
The main duty is to preside over the Senate, which is out of session for the year.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Yesterday;


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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SOT 11:43:05
IN Q=Beyer set

((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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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=gilmore


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.

P-Andrews


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-9
GRAPHIC=Coleman Andrews


The race for lieutenant governor now includes charter airline C-E-O Coleman Andrews.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The Fairfax millionaire is the best funded in a field of three competing for the Republican nomination June 10th.
Andrews says a thriving economy and social reforms are in his vision for Virginia.
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((COLEMAN ANDREWS/R-CANDIDATE FOR LT. GOV.: I HAVE NO QUESTION THAT REBUILDING A HEALTHIER SOCIAL FABRIC IS THE HARDER OF THE TWO CHALLENGES. BUT IT'S ALSO THE MOST VITAL OF THE TWO CHALLENGES. BECAUSE THINK FOR A MOMENT, WHAT GOOD IS A THRIVING ECONOMY IF IT EXISTS AMIDST FRACTURED FAMILIES AND CHAOTIC CRUMBLING COMMUNITIES?))
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VO-NAT


Among his positions: vouchers for school choice, a ban on so-called partial birth abortions, and a super-majority needed to raise taxes in the General Assembly.
He will will make 22 stops around the state in four days.
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P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


A possible reduction in Roanoke's real estate tax rate sparked a debate yesterday on city council.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Council asked city manager Bob Herbert to prepare a budget proposal that includes a one cent cut which would take effect on January first.
But Council member Linda Wyatt argued it was an empty gesture that will save the average citizen very little, and take more than 175- thousand dollars away from important programs.
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((LINDA WYATT/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I JUST CANNOT IN GOOD CONSCIENCE VOTE FOR THAT, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU'RE TAKING ONCE CENT. WHAT'S THAT GOING TO MEAN TO THE AVERAGE CITIZEN IN THIS TOWN, 50 CENTS A MONTH ON THEIR TAX.)) ((BILL WHITE/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: I THINK A ONE CENT DECREASE OVER TWO FISCAL YEARS IS ACHIEVABLE, AND IT GIVES OUR CITIZENS SOMETHING TO HANG THEIR HATS ON.))
SUPER=01-Linda Wyatt/Roanoke City Council; :00
SUPER=01-Bill White/Roanoke City Council; :11
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VO-NAT


Council also heard from the family that hopes to keep its pot- bellied pig as a household pet.
Pat Earls asked city council to amend the ordinance prohibiting swine within city limits... but council did not take any action on her request.
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E-Stalking-Phones


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tal
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


There's a new weapon for victims of stalkers and domestic violence in Wythe and Smyth counties.
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.

S-VMI-Projects


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=VMI


Before they leave for the summer, some Virginia Military Institute cadets are trying to make improvements in their community.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Buena Vista;


In all, there were 14 projects in and around Lexington... like this one at the Glen Maury Park in Buena Vista.
Here, a dozen cadets planted about 70 trees.
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SOT 10:45:20
IN Q=I think

((WILL MARTIN/VMI CADET: I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT. WE'RE YOUNG COLLEGE STUDENTS AND IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE COMMUNITY TO SEE US. FOR US TO SET THE EXAMPLE. NOT ONLY FOR THE COMMUNITY, BUT FOR THOSE KIDS BELOW US. IT'S IMPORTANT TO GET OUT AND IMPROVE THE AREA FOR WHICH WE LIVE. ))
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VO-NAT


350 cadets took time out from their studies in order to participate yesterday afternoon.
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Bulls


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
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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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/Sixers vs. Bulls;


And the Sixers put on a real fight last night. Look at the heavy defense on Scottie Pippen.
Next time they just put it up 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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Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=avalanche


The baseball season is finally upon us and the Salem Avalanche is still looking for its first win.
The team took on the Wilmington Blue Rocks last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Salem/Blue Rocks vs. Avalanche; :00


Salem drew over 12 and a half thousand fans to the park over the weekend, but just a little more 12 hundred showed up 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.
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WIPE WIPE WIPE

Orioles


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Kansas City, MO/Orioles vs. Royals; :00


In Kansas City the Royals retired the uniform numbers of three greats yesterday 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 R-B-I 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.
K-C tops the O's 6-to-5.
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Hokies


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-26
GRAPHIC=VT


And 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 J-M-U Duke Dog from second place.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly


We'd like to remind you about News 7 Prime Time, every week night on W-E-F-C at 10.
Check your local cable listings for the station in your area.

Elton-John


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Rock legend Elton John has always been known for his lavish wardrobe and multi- colored sunglasses.
But when he arrived for his 50th birthday party on Sunday, the "Pinball Wizard" had outdone himself.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-London, England;


Elton John made a grand entrance-- wearing a long, curly wig and outrageous costume.
It took an entire entourage just to help carry the garb.
But he was NOT the only one all decked out--
Party guests made the bash look like a cross between the Academy Awards and a masquerade ball.
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