06:00-01

E-Rosser

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-14
GRAPHIC=MURDER INVESTIGATION


An eight- year- old murder suspect from Pittsylvania County is NOT capable of standing trial.
That's according to a source close to the case who says a team of psychiatrists at U-V-A Medical Center made the determination.
Those doctors gave the grade-schooler psychological tests.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-The Franklin News-Post;


Authorities believe the child killed his own stepfather... 55- year- old Bernard Rosser.
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December;


The man's body was discovered inside his Gretna home after he failed to report to work.
An autopsy showed he died from a severe blow to the head.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Because of the determination by U-V-A doctors, more psychological testing was ordered-- this time at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
The boy is now living in Maryland with his biological father's family.

Missing-plane


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin'
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Another day of searching in Colorado for a missing A-10 attack jet and its pilot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Eagle Co., CO;

4:00:43
Air Force officials say the plane is not likely to be recognizable if it crashed into a mountainside.
Today searchers plan to check out a place where prospector's equipment detected metals such as aluminum and iron.
Captain Craig Button disappeared nearly two weeks ago after diverting from a training flight in Arizona.
Military officials say they're hopeful Button ejected safely and is getting by on his survival skills.
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E-Tucker


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-11
GRAPHIC=Monty Tucker


After a year on the job as George Allen's parole board chairman,
former Roanoke federal prosecutor Monty Tucker is noticing a change in tone.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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SOT
IN Q=A federal prosecutor
SUPER=03-Richmond/April 1996; :00
SUPER=01-Monty Tucker/Va. Parole Board Chairman; :47
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:13
RUNS=1:46
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( A federal prosecutor with a squeaky clean image, Monty Tucker took over George Allen's tough-as-nails parole board last year after its last chairman resigned amidst scandal.
Tucker's worked on mending fences.
And consciously or not, he's brought a slight moderation to a board inmates and their families have loved to hate. pre-pro page one
In 1994, before Governor George Allen put his picks on the board, Virginia had a parole grant rate of about 43-percent. pre-pro page two
The new Allen board in 1995 slammed the door shut ... releasing only about 14- percent of parole eligible inmates. pre-pro page three
Under Tucker's leadership, the current board has inched back up to about 20- percent. end pre-pro
Tucker says some of that is the board members getting to know the inmates they've seen annually now for three years.
sot tape one 10:47:30

((MONTY TUCKER/VA. PAROLE BOARD CHAIRMAN: CERTAINLY IN A LOT OF THOSE WE'RE SAYING OKAY, WE BASICALLY SAID TO YOU INMATE X, GIVE US ANOTHER GOOD YEAR, YOU HAVE. SO THEREFORE WE'RE GOING TO GRANT YOU DISCRETIONARY PAROLE.))
runs=:11


So what changes has Tucker led?
sot 10:51:05 TAPE ONE

((MONTY TUCKER/VA. PAROLE BOARD CHAIRMAN: WHILE THE STATUTES ALLOW A MINIMUM OF SIX MONTHS PAROLE SUPERVISION, ON MANY OF THESE, WE ARE NOW EXTENDING THEIR PAROLE SUPERVISIONS FOR A GOOD BIT LONGER. ONE, TWO, THREE, EVEN MORE YEARS.))
runs=:14


Plus, even for mandatory parolees, more post-prison treatment.
Tucker's also spent more time in state prisons, talking to parole officers, to inmates, and to families.
sot 11:08:19 TAPE TWO

((MONTY TUCKER/VA. PAROLE BOARD CHAIRMAN: IN TURN, I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT A LOT OF TIME THE FAMILIES HAVE SAID, "YOU KNOW, THIS TIME I REALLY THINK IT'S TAKEN," BECAUSE INMATE X HAS FINALLY BEEN IN LONG ENOUGH THAT HE'S GOTTEN THE MESSAGE.))
runs=:14


That message, as Tucker sees it, is that the public was simply fed up with times that didn't match the crimes.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

p-masters-react


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-14
GRAPHIC=woods


Since tearing up the course in Augusta, Georgia Sunday, Tiger Woods has become a household name.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-CBS Sports;


The youngest man, also the first minority to win the Masters put on quite a clinic.
Woods broke a 32- year- old record before wearing the green jacket.
His success on the links is breathing new life into golf.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


And the excitement is spilling onto the local courses.
Roanoke's Pine Valley League attracts a more diverse group to the links.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:46:34
IN Q=IT'S A MIXED

((TOMMY PRICE/COUNTRY SIDE GOLF COURSE: IT'S A MIXED LEAGUE, AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE IN IT, WHITES ARE IN IT. WE PLAY EVERY TUESDAY AT COUNTRY SIDE. IT STARTS AT 5:15. WE PLAY NINE HOLES.))))
SUPER=01-Tommy Price/Country Side Golf Course;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=PLAY NINE HOLES
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VO-NAT


The league is even offering a three day youth program, to teach the game of golf.
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E-Radio-Stations


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-9
GRAPHIC=None


A single owner could soon pull the strings in as many as FIVE local radio stations.
Len Besthoff explains.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :02
SUPER=01-Lloyd Gochenour/J-93FM Owner; :22
SUPER=@Len1; :37
SUPER=03-Madison Heights; :54
SUPER=01-Mike Slenski/WJJS-WRDJ General Manager; 1:32
RUNS=1:48
OUT Q=LB, News7.
((NAT SOT
RUNS=:02


After putting his station up for sale last fall, J-93 owner Lloyd Gochenour finally found someone he could do the Texas Two- Step with in Capstar, an Austin- based company...to the tune of several million dollars.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT ROANOKE TAPE 14:03:11
IN Q=I have been

((LLOYD GOCHENOUR/J93FM OWNER: I HAVE BEEN IN RADIO A LONG TIME, AND THEY OFFERED ME A GOOD PRICE, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS TIME TO SELL.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=time to sell.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT lbsot 14:41:02
IN Q=Now J93's

((Now J93's A-M sister station WRIS is not part of this deal. But just think of this, J-93 alone is going for three- point- one- million- dollars.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=million dollars.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT roanoke tape 14:13:13
IN Q=I'm

((LLOYD GOCHENOUR/J93FM OWNER: I'M SO HAPPY FOR IT BECAUSE OF ONE THING I WANT TO DO. I WANT TO SET UP A CHARITABLE TRUST FOR A MILLION DOLLARS.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=million dollars.


Just sixty miles to the east, Capstar is doing the dance with the owner of two Lynchburg stations.
It's in the process of wrapping up a multi- million- dollar deal that includes the purchase of urban station WJJS and oldies favorite WRDJ.
So if federal regulators approve these new purchases, Capstar will eventually own five local stations, rock-n-roll giant WROV, country station WYYD, plus WJJS, WRDJ and J93...no word on any format changes.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT LYH TAPE 00:03:34
IN Q=Should be

((MIKE SLENSKI/WJJS-WRDJ GENERAL MANAGER: ))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=business as usual.


Capstar can do this because the rules regarding owning more than one station in the same market have loosened somewhat.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

E-Rock-Slide


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sly
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


The drive from Charlottesville to Roanoke is back to normal again.
The westbound lanes of Interstate 64 over Afton Mountain were closed after a rock slide.
The road was closed for 16 hours, and traffic had to be detoured.
The highway department reopened the lanes yesterday after a geologist checked out the conditions.
The rock slide happened about Saturday night. No one was hurt, and no cars were damaged.

p-Quilt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


Fruit, animals and toys were all featured all came together at one
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Blacksburg school, where they're being featured on quilts made by students at Blacksburg's Gilbert- Linkous Elementary School.
As part of the Patchwork to Learning program, each student designed a square, which teachers and parents assembled into quilts for each class.
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SOT 2:42:32
IN Q=

((JUSTIN HOLLAND/1ST-GRADER: FIRST I BROUGHT IN A NECTARINE AND I CUTTED IT IN HALF AND I PAINTED IT AND THEM PRESSED IT ON. )) 2:37:51 ((DANIEL SCHROEDER/3RD-GRADER: I LEARNED THAT BLACKSBURG IS AN IMPORTANT PLACE AND WE NEED TO KEEP IT CLEAN.))
SUPER=01-Justin Holland/First Grader;
SUPER=01-Daniel Schroeder/Third Grader; :13
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=keep it clean.
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VO-NAT


The project also provided lessons for catering management students at Virginia Tech.
They used a picture from each quilt to make a giant EDIBLE quilt.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:40:59
IN Q=

((JILLIAN SMITH/1ST-GRADER: YEAH, I'M PROBABLY GONNA EAT A LOT BECAUSE IT SMELLED GOOD WHEN I WAS IN HERE. ))
SUPER=01-Jillian Smith/First Grader;
RUNS=:05
OUT Q=I was in here.
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VO-NAT


The cake was served at a public reception last night.
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Taxes


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=mornin
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=tax day


Procrastinators take note, today is April 15th, the annual tax- filing deadline.
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VO-NAT


Taxpayers have until midnight to post their 19-96 returns.
House Republicans are ready to show sympathy for taxpayers.
They plan a series of votes today designed to overhaul the nation's tax system.
One resolution being considered would lower taxes on families.
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RENO


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


Attorney General Janet Reno says there's no need to appoint an independent counsel to investigate the financing of President Clinton's re-election campaign.
She says that, right now, there's no evidence that crimes were committed by any high-ranking white house officials.
Many Republicans argue that because Reno is an appointee of President Clinton, she cannot conduct an objective investigation into the matter.
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McDougal


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe
(----------------)
VO-NAT


James McDougal, President and Mrs. Clinton's former Arkansas business partner, is going to jail.
A judge has sentenced McDougal to a three-year term in exchange for his cooperation with whitewater investigators.
In a recent interview, McDougal said Mr. Clinton DID attend a 19-86 meeting that included a discussion on 300 thousand dollar illegal loan.
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Plane-search


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=mornin'
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


The search continues this morning for that missing Airforce Warplane and its pilot.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Eagle Co., CO;

4:00:43
Air Force officials say the A-10 attack jet is not likely to be recognizable if it crashed into a mountainside.
Today searchers plan to check out a place where prospector's equipment detected metals such as aluminum and iron.
Captain Craig Button disappeared nearly two weeks ago after diverting from a training flight in Arizona.
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p-Buchanan


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=buchanan


A Lynchburg dry cleaner is looking for a new job in the House of Delegates election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rustburg


Ron (bew-CAN-non) Buchanan is running for the Republican nomination in the district Joyce Crouch now represents.
Buchanan says one of his priorities is economic development.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=That's where the state government

((RON BUCHANAN/R- CANDIDATE FOR DELEGATE: THAT'S WHERE THE STATE GOVERNMENT CAN WORK WITH THE GOVERNOR TO BRING JOBS LIKE WE HAVE HERE WITH FRITO-LAY, GOOD HIGH-PAYING JOBS.))
SUPER=01-Ron Buchanan/(R) Candidate for Delegate;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=high-paying jobs.
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VO-NAT


Buchanan tried for the G-O-P nomination in the Fifth Congressional District last year, but lost.
He hopes to raise enough money this time around to "get his message across".
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


Crouch announce a few weeks ago she would NOT be seeking another term.

E-Masters-Reaction


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-13
GRAPHIC=woods


21- year- old Tiger Woods captured the nation's attention by winning the Masters Tournament.
Now that excitement's spread to Southwest Virginia.
The record breaking win in Augusta was the first by an African American.
As Denise Allen reports Tiger's mass appeal is good for the game in this area.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=His infectious smile
SUPER=04-CBS Sports;:00
SUPER=03-Roanoke;:11
SUPER=01-Tommy Price/Country Side Golf Course; :19 Quick
SUPER=@Denise1; 33
SUPER=01-Ed Edler/Golfer; ;37
SUPER=01-Jim Mostranda/Golfer; 1:09
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News 7

(( His infectious smile and winning ways draw fans to the links in droves.
Local golf course managers expect to benefit from Tiger Woods' record setting win in Augusta.
The Pine Valley Golf League is ready to teach the game.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:46:34
IN Q=IT'S A MIXED

((TOMMY PRICE/COUNTRY SIDE GOLF COURSE: IT'S A MIXED LEAGUE, AFRICAN AMERICANS ARE IN IT, WHITES ARE IN IT. WE PLAY EVERY TUESDAY AT COUNTRY SIDE. IT STARTS AT 5:15. WE PLAY NINE HOLES.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=PLAY NINE HOLES

STAND UP DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: THE PINE VALLEY LEAGUE HOST A TOURNAMENT EACH MONTH AND A THREE DAY PROGRAM TO TEACH YOUNG GOLFERS THE GAME IS IN THE WORKS FOR THIS SUMMER.
AND APPARENTLY THAT YOUTH PROGRAM IS GOING TO BE IN HIGH DEMAND.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:04:15
IN Q=I VE SEEN KIDS

((I'VE SEEN KIDS WHO NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT HAVING GOLF CLUBS WHO HAVE THEM. IN FACT MY NEPHEW SAID HE WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS WAS GOLF CLUBS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=WAS GOLF CLUBS


Tiger Woods shot 18-under-par, his nearest competitor was still 12 strokes behind.
The 72-hole total of 270 broke the record set by Jack Nicklaus in 1965.
Sunday's final round at Augusta National was one of the most anticipated in Masters history.
And it may be the beginning of a new golf era.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 02:05:45
IN Q=A LOT OF

((JIM MOSTRANDA/GOLFER: A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE THE ENTHUSIASM THAT FOLLOWS TIGER WOODS AROUND. THEY SAY IT'S NOT GOLF. BUT I THINK GOLF HAS TO EVOLVE LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=LIKE EVERYTHING ELSE


And many golf fans say as the sport evolves, Tiger Woods is sure to lead the way.
Denise Allen News 7.))

P-Rosser


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-13
GRAPHIC=murder inv.


Psychological evaluations are underway at a Baltimore hospital for an eight- year- old Pittsylvania County boy accused of murdering his stepfather.
A source close to the case tells NEWS-7 that this latest round of testing was ordered because psychiatrists from the University of Virginia Medical Center concluded the child is not fit to stand trial.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./December 1996;


It's been nearly four months since 55- year- old Bernard Rosser was found dead inside his Gretna home.
SUPER=04-The Franklin News-Post;


An autopsy showed he died from a severe blow to the head.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


According to the source, another hearing won't be scheduled until the current psychological tests are complete.

Fatal-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=fatal ax


Failure to obey traffic sign may have caused a Danville man's death last night.
Police say 21- year- old Jose Cantu (can-too) was broadsided when he failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of 6-12 and 7-50 in Pittsylvania County.
He was taken to Danville Regional Medical Center, where doctors pronounced him dead.

Radio-Stations


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#net (edit of 97-9)
GRAPHIC=None


Some local radio stations may soon be dancing to the beat of a new owner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Madison Heights;


Capstar out of Austin, Texas is in the process of wrapping up multi-million dollar deals with urban station W-J-J-S and oldies format W-R-D-J, two Madison Heights stations with large audiences.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:50:01:24
IN Q=I think

((MIKE SLENSKI/ WJJS & WRDJ GENERAL MANAGER: I THINK THERE CAN BE SOME CONSOLIDATION. YOU KNOW, MANY OF THE OPERATIONS, ESPECIALLY OURS, ARE RUN PRETTY LEAN, AND I THINK THERE AREN'T A LOT OF EXTRA PEOPLE AROUND. ))
SUPER=01-Mike Slenski/WJJS-WRDJ General Manager;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=people around
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Capstar is buying J-93 for three point one million dollars.
Lloyd (GO-ken-hour) Gochenour has owned J-93 since 19-69.
He's keeping the A-M station that shares the same building.
Gochenour says one million-dollars of the earnings is going in a charitable trust.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 14:13:53 roanoke tape
IN Q=I promised

((LLOYD GOCHENOUR/J93FM OWNER: I PROMISED THE LORD IF HE WOULD GIVE ME A RADIO STATION I WOULD GIVE MONEY TO HIM. AND I FEEL THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I'VE BEEN ABLE TO SAY, LORD, HERE'S A MILLION DOLLARS, NOW YOU USE IT.))
SUPER=01-Lloyd Gochenour/J93FM Owner;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=you use it.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


If federal regulators approve these new purchases, Capstar will eventually own five local stations.
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Rail-Merger


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=rail merger


Four railroads that include Canada's largest rail system are seeking a foothold in the Northeast now that Norfolk Southern and C-S-X are splitting up Conrail.
The four contend that replacing Conrail with the two Virginia-based carriers would merely trade a monopoly for a duopoly.
They want regulators to force C-S-X and Norfolk Southern to allow open access to three key northeastern ports.

P-Moonshine


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=LEGAL SCALES


Six guilty pleas in federal court yesterday linked to manufacturing moonshine.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pittsylvania Co./August 1996


When state and local authorities busted the still on route 6-72 last year, they charged a Pittsylvania County man with making UN-taxed peach brandy.
A FEDERAL indictment identified Amos Law as the brains behind the organization.
He arranged everything- -including finding a secluded spot and providing the equipment and raw materials.
He got Lewis Ayers to operate the still. Law was his best... and ONLY customer.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


They'll be sentenced later, along with four other men.

E-Quilt


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tal
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some students at Blacksburg's Gilbert-Linkous Elementary School are reviving the art of quilting.
The 24 quilts taught students some valuable.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Blacksburg;


Lessons such as patience and teamwork, how to have pride in your work but still share the glory.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:42:52
IN Q=

((NICHOLAS DENNY/1ST-GRADER: I THINK IT'S FUN TO LET EVERYBODY JOIN IN TO MAKE ONE BIG THING AND WORKING AS A GROUP. ))
SUPER=01-Nicholas Denny/First Grader;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=as a group.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Each student in the school designed a square, which was included in the quilt.
In the process, students learned about art, math, and subjects related to the themes of their quilts.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:41:32
IN Q=

((JUSTIN HOLLAND/1ST-GRADER: FIRST I BROUGHT IN A NECTARINE AND I CUTTED IT IN HALF AND I PAINTED IT AND THEN PRESSED IT ON. ))
SUPER=01-Justin Holland/First Grader;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=pressed it on.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


As part of the Patchwork to Learning project, Virginia Tech catering students made a giant EDIBLE quilt for a reception last night.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=mlb


In baseball,
Dennis Martinez got the better of his old team and pitched Seattle to a 6-to-1 win over Cleveland.
For last night's scores from the ball park, let's check the boards.
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SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5011
SUPER=0093-/Salem/2/j/Wilmington/3///;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Oakland/1/j/Boston/10////Detroit/0/j/Milwaukee/7///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/6//Cleveland/1///j/Kansas City/3//Toronto/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Minnesota/2/j/Baltimore/4///j/Anaheim/5//N.Y. Yankees/1///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0091-j/Texas/3//Chicago/1///;
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0092-j/Houston/4//St. Louis/2//10 Innings//Montreal/8/j/Colorado/10///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0091-/Cincinnati/5/j/Atlanta/15///j/San Francisco/3//N.Y. Mets/2///;

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