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SUPER=70-Connie Stevens;
SUPER=70-Robin Reed;
SUPER=70-Mike Stevens;
ANCHOR=Connie
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IN Q=Tonight on News 7 Primetime

((TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... WHAT IS THE CONNECTION BETWEEN GOVERNOR ALLEN'S SUPPORT OF CONFEDERATE HISTORY MONTH AND THREATS MADE TO A SOUTHSIDE SCHOOL?
DESPITE SEVERAL RECENT REPORTS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN OUR REGION EXPERTS SAY WOMEN ARE BECOMING MORE AWARE OF THEIR OPTIONS FOR GETTING OUT OF ABUSIVE RELATIONSHIPS.))
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top-story


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#top
GRAPHIC=none
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
It's TUESDAY, April 22nd, our Top Story--
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VO-NAT


A judge says there's no proof information that didn't come out at Jens Soering's double murder trial would have changed the trial's outcome.
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P-Soering


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#597-09
GRAPHIC=Jens Soering


Good Evening, this is News 7 PRIMETIME on WEFC.
I'm Connie Stevens.
Jens Soering's conviction for the murder of his girlfriend's parents will stand.
A Bedford County judge has rejected Soering's request for a new trial in the murders of Derek and Nancy Haysom.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/File Tape;


Soering had claimed prosecutors withheld evidence about other suspects that might have cleared HIM.
But judge William Sweeney ruled there was "no" proof two men who killed a Roanoke drifter could also have murdered the Haysoms a week earlier.
And without that connection, the story would not have been admissible at Soering's trial.
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SOT 00:03:53
IN Q=Back then we

((DET. RICKY GARDNER/BEDFORD CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT.: BACK THEN WE DID LOOK AT THESE GUYS AND THEY WERE ELIMINATED AS SUSPECTS. A LARGE PORTION OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION IS NOT ONLY FINDING OUT WHO THE GUILTY PERSON IS, BUT GOING THROUGH AN ELIMINATION PROCESS ALSO.))
SUPER=01-Det. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=elimination process also.
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VO-NAT


Gardner says as far as he's concerned, the guilty people are in jail.
Soering is serving two life terms for the murders.
His girlfriend Elizabeth Haysom received a 90-year sentence.
Soering's attorney Gail Marshall told News-7 she will appeal Sweeney's ruling to the Virginia Supreme Court.
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P-Flooding


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Flooding


President Clinton is pledging to help flood victims "in the fight of their lives."
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Grand Forks, ND; :


He flew over flood-ravaged Grand Forks, North Dakota today.
Clinton says he'll ask Congress for nearly half a billion dollars in flood
aid for the Dakotas and Minnesota.


The president's visit was a welcome one for those sheltered at the Air Force Base-- including Grand Forks mayor.
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SOT 20:02:39
IN Q=I thought what do

((I THOUGH WHAT DO I WEAR? WHAT YOU WEAR WHEN YOU COME TO THIS IS YOU WEAR THE HEART AND SOUL OF OUR COMMUNITIES, YOU WEAR THE INTEGRITY OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE STRENGTH OF OUR COMMUNITIES AND YOU BRING THAT FORTH.))
SUPER=01-Pat Owens/Grand Forks Mayor; :07
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=that forth.
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VO-NAT

Clinton says the federal government will pay all of the immediate emergency costs in communities devastated by Red River flooding.
The people of Grand Forks have endured fire, flood and a blizzard-- all at the same time.
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P-Peru-Hostages


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None
(----------------)
VO-NAT


In a flash of gunfire and explosions, the Peru hostage siege ended today.
SUPER=03-Lima, Peru; :


Peruvian troops stormed the Japanese Ambassador's compound where 72 hostages were being held by Marxist rebels.
All the rebels-- along with one hostage, and two soldiers were killed, but all the other hostages were freed.
It was December of last year, when leftist Tupac Amaru guerrillas seized hundreds of hostages during a party at the ambassador's residence.
They were demanding hundreds of their comrades be released from jail.
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P-Allen-threat


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-10
GRAPHIC=George Allen


His declaration of April as Confederate History and Heritage Month continues to cause problems for Governor Allen.
Last night the governor had to cancel an appearance because of threatening phone calls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chatham


The governor had planned to speak to the annual meeting of the Concerned Friends for Tobacco.
The dinner meeting was to be held at Woodlawn Academy, but then the school got a call threatening the students.
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IN Q=It just

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: IT JUST WAS'T WORTH RISKING THEIR LIVES AND THEIR SAFETY FOR THIS. AND IT'S OBVIOUSLY A VERY SAD DAY FOR VIRGINIA, BUT THAT THAT SORT OF INTOLERANT HATEFUL BEHAVIOR WOULD OCCUR. I WOULDN'T WANT TO SEE A REPEAT OF WHAT HAPPENED AS COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHERE SUCH HATEFUL ACTS ENDED UP IN OBVIOUSLY GREAT LOSS OF LIFE. ))
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RUNS=:19
OUT Q=loss of life.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


The Governor was referring to the Oklahoma City bombing.
Allen has said he did not mean to offend anyone by signing the Confederate History Month proclamation.

P-Richmond-Shootings


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Shooting


Police in Richmond say two men and a woman have been shot to death in an apartment complex that caters to the elderly and disabled.
As the investigation continues, police are only saying now that one of the dead-- a man in his 30's, had been a longtime resident of the Kensington Gardens apartments.
The identities of the other two, and the circumstances of their deaths, has not been released.

P-Dee-Stanley


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-11
GRAPHIC=William Stanley


He's best known for his moonshining exploits, but Franklin County's William "Dee" Stanley was in court today on another matter--and came away the winner.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


In February, Dee Stanley was charged with shooting his son Scott Stanley in the stomach.
But the case was thrown out of court this morning because of the son's testimony.
SCOTT Stanley said he had taken drugs and alcohol before he got shot... and couldn't remember who pulled the trigger... or why.
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SOT 10:58:44
IN Q=Defense and

((CLIFF HAPGOOD/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY: DEFENSE AND PROSECUTION BOTH BELIEVE THAT THERE WAS NO OTHER PERSON REALLY AT THE HOME. SO IT IS PRETTY DIFFICULT WHEN THE VICTIM CAN NOT REMEMBER WHO SHOT HIM. ))
SUPER=01-Cliff Hapgood/Commonwealth's Atty;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=shot him
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VO-NAT


Dee Stanley didn't need to present any evidence.
The judge dismissed the felony malicious wounding charges immediately following Scott Stanley's testimony.
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music under
ANCHOR=Connie
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SUPER=x5041; Primetime Tease Stop


Still to come on News 7 Prime Time-- cadets at V-M-I get a pep talk about welcoming women to the school.
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VO-NAT


and it's been a popular dining spot for Roanokers--now there's a chance to OWN a piece of La Maison.
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WEFC!!! go to break

P-VMI


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#597-12
GRAPHIC=VMI


A former Air Force Academy superintendent is urging Virginia Military Institute cadets to uphold the honor of their school by accepting women into their ranks.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lexington;


Lieutenant General Winfield Scott spoke to VMI cadets and faculty, as the school wrapped up a series of meetings on the assimilation of women.
Scott said he is convinced that V-M-I will be better off for having admitted women.
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SOT
IN Q=If they will step back

((LT. GEN. WINFIELD SCOTT/USAF RETIRED: IF THEY WILL STEP BACK AND REALLY TAKE A CAREFUL LOOK AT IT, THEY'LL KNOW THAT IT'S IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF VMI THAT THEY INTEGRATE ONE, AND TWO THAT THEY DO IT RIGHT.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott/USAF Retired;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=that they do it right.
ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


V- M- I is expecting between 25 to 30 women to join the corps of cadets at the start of the next school year.

P-L'burg-Democrats


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-15
GRAPHIC=Democrats


Central Virginia Democrats have a candidate for the 22nd District House of Delegates race this fall.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.


Real estate broker Kaye Sweeney Lipscomb says she will seek the party's nomination to replace Republican Joyce Crouch in Richmond.
While she's running as a Democrat, Lipscomb calls herself a conservative thinker, who wants to continue the kind of service Crouch and her husband have provided.
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SOT 2:54:28
IN Q=She's one of

((KAYE SWEENEY LIPSCOMB/HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: SHE'S ONE OF THE BIG MOTIVATORS AS TO WHY I'M DOING THIS. I WOULD LIKE VERY MUCH TO SEE THE QUALITY OF WORK THAT THEY HAVE COMMITTED THEMSELVES TO WHEN THEY WENT TO RICHMOND CARRIED THROUGH. AND THAT'S WHY I CONSIDERED DOING IT.))
SUPER=01-Kaye Sweeney Lipscomb/House of Delegates Candidate; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=considered doing it.
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VO-NAT


Republicans are urging Lynchburg optometrist Gary St. Clair to seek the GOP nomination.
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P-Stovall


ANCHOR=connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=afr
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=Education


Mike Stovall says he has big plans for Roanoke county schools.
Today, the current School Board Chair announced he's running for re-election.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Stovall says he's concerned proposed tougher academic standards are only geared toward college-bound students-- leaving vocational students out of the new plans.
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SOT 15:38:52
IN Q=YOUR LIGHTS

((MIKE STOVALL/SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN: YOUR LIGHTS ARE PUT IN, YOUR BRICKS ARE LAID, YOUR PLUMBING PUT IN BY PEOPLE THAT CHOSE A VOCATION. IF THEY ADD MORE CLASSES TO THEM-- THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO CUT A BUNCH OF CREDITS. ))
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OUT Q=
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VO-NAT


Stovall's campaign will also focus on the importance of capital improvements in the county's school system.
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SOT 15:39:47
IN Q=we're going

((MIKE STOVALL: WE'RE GOING TO THE CITIZENS, AND SAY THIS IS WHAT WE NEED TO BUILD, AND WITH THIS BEING WHAT WE NEED TO BUILD, THEN FROM THERE WE'LL GET THE FUNDING.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=GET THE FUNDING
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VO-NAT


So far Stovall is the only announced School Board candidate.
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P-Domestic-Violence


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Domestic Violence


A rash of deadly domestic violence has hit our area in recent weeks.
In most of the cases, men upset that their wives and girlfriends were leaving them turned violent... in one instance, a police escort did not protect a woman from her ex-husband's rage.
Is it a growing trend in Virginia?
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=Are they dead
SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 2; :06!
SUPER=01-Kristi Van Audenhove/Virginians Against Domestic Violence; :16
SUPER=03-Hillsville/April 3; :21
SUPER=03-Williamsburg; :53
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:17
RUNS=1:33
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.

((
sot ortiz tape 97-5

((ORTIZ: ARE THEY DEAD MAN? I'M ASKING YOU ARE THEY DEAD? bystander: I DON'T KNOW!))
RUNS=:07


In a frightening series of recent crimes in southwest Virginia, they have been dead.
Wives, girlfriends, children, mothers.
It mirrors what hotline workers are hearing. ((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: THE THINGS THAT WOMEN ARE EXPERIENCING ARE MUCH MORE HIDEOUS TO LISTEN TO.))
A statewide hotline's been getting 2000 calls a month -- double what it got before the OJ Simpson case -- and on top of what 43 local hotlines get.
But the homicide numbers Virginia keeps show very little's changed in the last five years.
Homicides involving a spouse or boy or girlfriend were 12-point-4 percent of all Virginia murders in 1991.
They're up only slightly as a percentage.
Homicides of other family members are about equal as a percentage of overall murders in the same five year snapshot. ((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: I THINK WE'VE DONE A GOOD JOB IN EDUCATING THE POTENTIAL VICTIMS.)) ((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: WHAT WE HAVEN'T MADE A DENT IN IS THE NUMBER OF MEN WHO FEEL ENTITLED TO ENGAGE IN THIS BEHAVIOR OR IN THE LEVEL OF VIOLENCE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO PERPETRATE.))
These are men with incredible jealousies, who can't live without the woman they feel they own. ((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: AND THEY OFTEN HAVE VERY STRONG FEELINGS THAT SHE'S NOT GOING TO LIVE WITHOUT THEM EITHER.))
There is some good news among the body bags. ((KRISTI VAN AUDENHOVE/VIRGINIANS AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: VIRGINIA HAS PASSED SOME OF THE-- I THINK WHAT IS THE LEADING EDGE LEGISLATION IN THE COUNTRY.))
Those laws take effect July first.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

P-Zoo


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=5
WRITER=abo
TAPE#597-17
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo
At Roanoke's Mill Mountain Zoo the writing is on the wall----
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Ruby the Tiger doesn't seem to notice the difference- but you probably will.
Terra-cotta tiles are being installed throughout the zoo inscribed with the names of supporters.
Businesses and individuals can purchase the tiles, which start at one-hundred dollars.
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SOT 10:44:09
IN Q=It's not only

((BETH POFF/ZOO DIRECTOR: IT'S NOT ONLY A NEW RECOGNITION PROGRAM FOR THE ZOO, BUT IT'S VISIBILITY AND RECOGNITION FOR THOSE WHO INVEST AND CARE ABOUT THE ZOO SO THAT PEOPLE WHO VISIT THE ZOO WILL KNOW WHO'S INVESTING IN THEIR ZOO AND THEIR COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Beth Poff/Zoo Director
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=their community.
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VO-NAT


Equitable Life Assurance Society unveiled its 25-thousand dollar tile today... it's the zoo's partner in this program.
The Zoo hopes to raise 300 thousand dollars with the program, to help improve and maintain the facility.
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P-La-Maison


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=None


If you want a piece of La Maison, make a reservation for Monday, May 12th.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/February


That's the date the restaurant and its contents are put up for auction.
The bidding will start at 10am.
La Maison went out of business last winter, after the man who was trying to buy it couldn't complete the financing.
Tables, chairs, silverware, a grand piano.
Everything will be sold to the highest bidders.
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RRE-CST-TOSS
ANCHOR=Connie


The Imperial Romanov Jewels remain on ice....all part of a diplomatic tug of war.
We'll explain, straight ahead on New 7 PRIMETIME, it's the Video of the Day-- only on WEFC. cc sponsor go to break

P-Calcium


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=Antacids


The makers of calcium supplements and antacids will soon be reducing the levels of lead in their products.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


The state of California has settled its case against eight manufacturers-- including those of Rolaids, Di-Gel and Os-Cal.
Consumer advocates though-- say the settlement doesn't go far enough in lowering levels of lead-- which have been linked to birth defects and developmental problems.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool
SUPER=x5042; Video of the Day Load
SUPER=x5045; Start Motion
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


The 100-million dollar Romanov jewel collection marks our Video Pick tonight--
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VO-NAT


The gems were supposed to tour several U-S museums, but the Russians have stopped the tour at Washington's Corcoran Gallery.
SUPER=75-Washington, DC; :


And Russian diplomatic cars continue to block the moving van that was to transport the 150 imperial treasures to Houston, for the next exhibition.
Many of the treasures had never been viewed outside Russia.
In fact, the tour was scheduled to show off just how close U-S-Russian relations had become.
A State Department Spokesman says the dispute is "not an issue of war and peace" and not an issue of "life and death."
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SUPER=x5043; Video of the Day Stop



SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-28
GRAPHIC=PRIMETIME BIG


Tonight on Primetime sports, the latest on the Tiger flap with Fuzzy Zoeller. Isiah Thomas is set to make history, Liberty has a new athletic director, and Roanoke has another win in Lacrosse.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Spartans vs. Highlanders; :00


But first; two high school baseball games to talk about. Glenvar hosted Giles in a Three Rivers showdown. Watch Giles catcher Jonathan Bostic make the alert play; throwing out the Highlander runner on the infield hit. Giles wins 8-2 to improve to 9 and 3 overall while Glenvar suffers it's first district loss.
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Knights vs. Colonels;


In triple A; Cave Spring topped William Fleming 11-4. The Colonels rallied in the late innings and did load the bases, but Cave Spring's Greg Miller got his Knights out of the jam as they win 11-4. Now your numbers. WIPE TO SCORES
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Louis/2/2/Red Wings Lead Series 2-1/;
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OUT Q=....last score."
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SP-Liberty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-4
GRAPHIC=LIBERTY


Liberty University wasted little time naming its new athletic director.
This afternoon the school gave the job to Kim Graham.
He has been the school's assistant athletic director for the past seven years, and he was an assistant football coach from 1978 through 1988.
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SOT
IN Q="i APPRECIATE...

((KIM GRAHAM/NEW LIBERTY UNIVERSITY A.D.:))
SUPER=01-Kim Graham/New Liberty University A.D. ; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...THE JOB DONE."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD LU


He replaces Chuck Burch, who has taken a similar post at his alma mater, Gardner Webb.

SP-Roanoke


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-3
GRAPHIC=Lacrosse


The Roanoke men's lacrosse team stepped out of division III competition today to take on Radford at Alumni Field.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Salem/Highlanders vs. Maroons; :00


Bill Pilat's maroons are ranked fourth in the country and would face a stiff challenge from RU early.
Watch sophomore attackman Kris Karppala finish the one on one; beating Roanoke All-American goalie Chris Gordon. 4-3 Maroons in the lead.
Roanoke would extend it's advantage to 5-3. Bobby Vallario feed Australian Jason Davenport. he finds the back of the net and Roanoke led by
SUPER=34-Roanoke/19/Radford/7;

2 with six and a half minutes remaining in the first half.
Two Minutes late; Roanoke's other Ausie; Adam Jackson scores from in close and the maroons go on to beat Radford 19 to 7. Roanoke is now 11 and 2 while RU falls to 4 and 8.
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Sp-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ST5-27
GRAPHIC=greensboro classic


The Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, one of that tournament's most popular all-time players, and golf's new king
SS=TIGER WOODS


get us started tonight.
You may have heard by now that Fuzzy Zoeller, golf's clown prince, put his foot in his mouth recently after making some less than desirable comments concerning Tiger Woods.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Augusta, GA/1997 Masters; :00


During the 1997 Masters, Zoeller made a racially charged remark about the newly crowned champ on the CNN Program, "Pro Golf Weekly."
Zoeller told the reporter to congratulate Tiger and tell him not to serve fried chicken next year at the championship dinner, where the winner picks the menu.
Fuzzy is in Greensboro this week for the GGO, and he had this to say today about his comments.
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SOT
IN Q="I meant it as...

((FUZZY ZOELLER/PGA TOURING PRO:))
SUPER=01-Fuzzy Zoeller/PGA Touring Pro; :00
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=...I respect that."
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VO-NAT con't
SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00


Fuzzy is playing in this week's Greater Greensboro Chrysler Classic, and while many of the big names on tour will be in the Triad for the event, the celebrities will be not be playing their normal Wednesday round.
The Greensboro Jaycees say they decided to stop inviting the stars because their appearance fees had become outrageous, and the true big names no longer wanted to come to the event.
There will still be a pro-am tomorrow, and the 72 hole tournament itself opens on Thursday with, Chip Sullivan among others in the hunt.
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SOT
IN Q="You can expect...

((CHIP SULLIVAN/PGA TOURING PRO:))
SUPER=01-Chip Sullivan/PGA Touring Pro; :00
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=...IN THE FAIRWAY."
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SP-Thomas


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-5
GRAPHIC=NBA


On the same day Fuzzy's comments reminded us all we still have a ways to go, Isiah Thomas, the current general manager for the Toronto Raptors took a big step toward closing the gap.
He has signed a letter of intent to buy a majority interest in the team.
When the deal goes through Thomas will become the first African-American to hold a controlling interest in a major league sports team.
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SOT
IN Q="I think...

((ISIAH THOMAS/NEW MAJORITY OWNER OF RAPTORS:))
SUPER=01-Isiah Thomas/New Raptors Majority Owner;:00
RUNS=:20
OUT Q=...MORE."
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none

That's all for us. watching NEWS-7 Primetime, goodnight. Jean Jadhon will be along with more news in 30 minutes on WDBJ-7. Thanks for