12:00-01

NOON-HEADLINES

TALENT=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The F-B-I offers a profile of the person who killed two northern Virginia girls.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And an announcement by U-S Airways has put dozens of Roanoke jobs in jeopardy.
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TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Clouds are SLOWLY moving in, and some rain will result late today and overnight tonight. Stay tuned for your forecast, plus an update on the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=None


Stick around, News 7 at Noon is next.

US-Airways


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=khu
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=None


Struggling with debt, U-S Airways has announced a number of cutbacks. The airline will eliminate service to nine cities.
Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave


Flight service to Roanoke will apparently remain at the current level, but the U-S Airways maintenance center will be phased out. Keith Humphry has more from Roanoke Regional Airport.
Live=Keith Full/Microwave
SUPER=@keith1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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(Rollcue: where they want to work: Pittsburgh, Charlotte or Tampa)
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IN Q=I'll go
SUPER=01-Paul Zeitler/Union Chairman;
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OUT Q=yes they are
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VO-NAT **Keith Mic Hot**
SUPER=03-Roanoke


VIDEO OUT/BACK TO KEITH: certain unprofitable routes
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Double Boxes=Melanie and Keith/Microwave




GIRLS-UPDATE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MELANIE
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=murder investigation


F-B-I experts have put together a profile of the person who killed two young sisters from Spotsylvania County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Hanover Co./Yesterday;


The bodies of 15- year- old Kristin and 12- year- old Kati Lisk were discovered yesterday in a river in Hanover County, some 40 miles from their home.
A state highway roadcrew found them.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( MARSHALL WINN, FOUND BODIES: "WHEN YOU SEE IT IT JUST... I JUST HOPE THEY CATCH WHOEVER, YOU KNOW, DONE THIS TERRIBLE THING."))
SUPER=01-Marshall Winn/Found Bodies;
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=DONE THIS TERRIBLE THING.
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VO-NAT


The F-B-I profile says the killer was probably fascinated with adolescent girls and may have stalked others before selecting his victims.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Experts also believe the killer is a man who was under great stress, and after the crime he probably avoided those closest to him and may have been absent from work or school.

Gilmore


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=gilmore


Attorney General Jim Gilmore kicked off his campaign for governor today with a promise of tax relief.
Joe Dashiell has more on Gilmore's announcement this morning in Roanoke.
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SOT
IN Q=Jim Gilmore says
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=@Gilmore; :09
RUNS=1:07
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((Jim Gilmore says Republican Governor George Allen has laid the foundation. Now he says it's time to build the house.
SOT 00:07:36
IN Q=And as governor

((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: AND AS GOVERNOR YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR GRANDCHILDREN. AND THAT'S WHY TODAY AMONG YOU MY FRIENDS I AM PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT I AM A CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR IN 1997.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=a candidate for Governor in 1997.


Rallying republicans at the Patrick Henry Hotel, Gilmore said his campaign will focus on education and economic growth.
He promises more accountability for public schools, and new funding to add four thousand elementary school teachers across the state.
And Gilmore says he will work to eliminate the personal property tax on cars worth less than 20- thousand dollars.
SOT 08:24:21
IN Q=It's important to invest

((JIM GILMORE/VA. ATTORNEY GENERAL: IT'S IMPORTANT TO INVEST IN FAMILIES AND MAKE SURE THEY CAN HAVE THE MONEY THAT THEY EARN, THAT'S GOING TO BE NECESSARY FOR THEM TO BUILD A BETTER LIFE FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES, BUT THERE'S A SECOND ELEMENT OF THIS AND THAT IS THAT THIS IS AN INVESTMENT IN THE ECONOMY OF VIRGINIA.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=economy of Virginia.


Gilmore says his plan would replace the tax revenues that local governments stand to lose.
The tax cut would cost more than one- point- four billion dollars, but Gilmore says growth in state revenues will more than make up the difference.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

E-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-19
GRAPHIC=News 7 Poll


Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General are two other sought after posts.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


The latest NEWS-7/Mason-Dixon poll puts former Democratic Congressman L-F Payne on top in the LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR's race.
Payne pulls a 36-percent to Republican John Hager's 30-percent.
But 34- percent of likely voters are undecided.
The poll came two days after Republican Coleman Andrews dropped out of the race.
In the ATTORNEY GENERAL's race, only two of the four Republicans are out of the single digits.
Mark Earley has 14 percent, Ken Stolle (STAH-lee) comes in with 13 percent.
Jerry Kilgore has only nine-percent.
Gil Davis shows up at five-percent.
But Davis says he's ready to spend one million dollars of his own money on T-V ads before the June 10th primary.
Meanwhile, Democrat Bill Dolan narrowly beats Davis and Kilgore in a head-to-head match-up... but is just edged out by Earley and (STAH-lee) Stolle.
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OK-TRIAL


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


An F-B-I expert is back on the witness stand at the Oklahoma City bombing trial answering defense questions about his analysis of calls made on a prepaid phone card.
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VO-NAT


Timothy McVeigh's finger prints and handwriting have been linked to the card.
And prosecutors contend phone records trace McVeigh's movements as he traveled across the country in the months before the bombing.
DEFENSE attorneys argue there is no proof McVeigh actually made the calls.
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Jones


ANCHOR=mel
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A Roanoke teenager will spend 30 years in prison for a December shooting that left another teen dead.
Thanks to an agreement between the defense and prosecution... 17- year- old
(STEHF-ahn) Stephan Dwayne Jones pleaded no contest to first degree murder...

instead of capital murder.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 11;


On the night of December 11th... 17- year- old Antwan Gray was standing on the sidewalk in the 24- hundred block of Center Avenue.
The teen was approached by someone in a ski mask... then gunned down.
Despite the plea this morning, Jones maintains he's innocent.
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E-Bottoms


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=Sharon Bottoms


Visitation rights for her lesbian companion brought Sharon Bottoms to court yesterday.
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VO-NAT

SUPER-03-Richmond;
Bottoms gave up the custody battle for her five- year- old son last year... after a round of UNsuccessful appeals.
That means her mother, KAY Bottoms still has custody.
But Sharon's visitation rights prevent her partner, April Wade, from being near her son.
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SOT 17:12:33
IN Q=Well for

((RICHARD RYDER/KAY BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: WELL FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN TYLER WAS THREE YEARS OLD, THEY WERE TEACHING HIM TO CALL APRIL WADE DADDY. AND I DON'T THINK THAT'S PROPER FOR A CHILD.))
SOT 17:19:30

((DONALD BUTLER/SHARON BOTTOMS' ATTORNEY: TYLER USED TO USE THE WORD DADA TO DESCRIBE ANY OBJECT BEFORE HE LEARNED TO SPEAK. AND THIS IS ONE OF THE MANY THINGS THAT THEY'VE PICKED UP ON TO THROW OUT THERE TO TRY AND INFLAME THE SITUATION.))
sot 17:19:23

((APRIL WADE: WE'RE TRYING TO GET SOMETHING ACCOMPLISHED HERE THAT REALLY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT HE HAD TO SAY TODAY.))
SUPER=01-Richard Ryder/Kay Bottoms' Attorney;
SUPER=01-Donald Butler/Sharon Bottoms' Attorney; :18
SUPER=01-April Wade/Sharon Bottoms' Partner; :24
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OUT Q=a child.
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VO-NAT


The court must decide if sexual orientation should play a part in parental visitation rights.
That ruling may be several weeks away.
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CLINTON-SUMMIT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=clinton


President Clinton's Latin American trip has taken him to Costa Rica for a Central America summit.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-San Jose, Costa Rica/Last Night;
RUNS=:03
OUT Q= (fireworks, cheering)
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VO-NAT


Fireworks and children greeted the President and first lady as they arrived in San Jose last night.
Mr. Clinton and the region's leaders will discuss trade.
The President is also expected to field questions on new, stricter U-S immigration policies.
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MILITARY-CHARGES


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


A sentencing hearing is underway this afternoon at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for an Army drill sergeant convicted of forcing a kiss on one trainee and having sex with another.
Steve Holloway faces up seven years in prison.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:31:54
Meantime, the Army's top enlisted man is denying charges brought against him yesterday that include indecent assault and adultery.
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IN Q=

((SGT. MAJOR GENE MCKINNEY/CHARGED WITH SEX HARASSMENT: I WANT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO KNOW AND I CERTAINLY WANT THE AMERICAN SOLDIER, SOLDIERS OF AMERICA'S ARMIES, TO KNOW THAT I HAVE DONE NO WRONG IN THESE CHARGES. ))
SUPER=07-Gene McKinney;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=WRONG IN THESE CHARGES.
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VO-NAT


McKinney has been suspended from his post pending an investigation.
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P-Melrose-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-17
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


Some residents are still uneasy, days after fire forced them out of their apartment building.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Monday;


Only two residents at the Melrose Towers apartments were injured.
But concerns have been raised about safety procedures, since some people did NOT follow the evacuation plan.
SUPER=04-Yesterday;


Yesterday's annual refresher course on fire safety probably couldn't have come at a better time.
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SOT 06:12:16
IN Q=A good percentage

((BOB MEYER/ROANOKE ASSISTANT FIRE MARSHAL: A GOOD PERCENTAGE OF PEOPLE ARE WELL PREPARED. I THINK A PROBLEM MAY EXIST WHEN A PERSON COMES OF AGE OR BECAUSE OF ILLNESS OR SICKNESS THAT THEIR ABILITY TO DO CERTAIN FUNCTIONS DURING AN EMERGENCY SITUATION MIGHT BE LIMITED.))
SUPER=01-Bob Meyer/Roanoke Assistant Fire Marshal;
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=be limited.
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VO-NAT


The fire department plans to tighten up a hall monitor plan where volunteers make sure their neighbors evacuate the building safely during a fire.
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P-Marilyn-Manson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597=13
GRAPHIC=NONE


Marilyn Manson fans will be headed to Richmond Saturday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Richmond city council lost its fight to keep the shock rock band from performing.
So Virginia fans and OPPONENTS are gearing up for a show that promotes everything from Satanism to sexual violence.
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SOT 10:29:52
IN Q=

((JENNIFER ALLEN/EX-MANSON FAN: PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR ALTERNATIVE THINGS TO BELIEVE IN..MARILYN MANSON ISN'T WHAT YOU WANT TO BE.))
SOT 09:58:32

((JOSHUA SIERK/MANSON FAN: IF HE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT AND SAY HE'S THE ANTI-CHRIST I DON'T THINK HE'S REALLY SERIOUS BUT, I MEAN, THAT'S WHAT HE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SAY.))
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((SAVE MARILYN MANSON LORD GOD, SAVE MARILYN MANSON... BLESS THIS PLACE LORD GOD.))
SUPER=01-Jennifer Allen/Ex-Manson Fan; :00
SUPER=01-Joshua Seirk/Manson Fan; :14
SUPER=01-Shirley Jackson/Evangelist; :23
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OUT Q=this place Lord God.
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VO-NAT


Evangelist Shirley Jackson has spent ten days at the Richmond Coliseum praying for Marilyn Manson.
Tickets are still on sale.
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E-bonnie-blue


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Virginia Horse Center


The Virginia Horse Center is bringing the tourist dollar to the Rockbridge area.
Officials honored one of the men who made it possible at the Bonnie Blue Horse Show.
Andrew Freiden reports.
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SUPER=01-Howard Anderson/Former State Senator; :13
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :23
SUPER=01-Robert Reel/Executive Director;:35
SUPER=01-Keith Cupp/Kentucky Resident;:51
SUPER=01-Elmon Gray/Former State Senator;1:04
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((NAT SOUND OF UNVEILING.))
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State Senator Howard Anderson's influence helped land the Virginia Horse Center in Rockbridge County. Now the building bears his name.
SOT 5:34:31

((HOWARD ANDERSON/FORMER STATE SENATOR: WE'LL, I'M TERRIBLY FLATTERED. I DON'T FEEL LIKE I NECESSARILY DESERVE IT. BECAUSE IT TOOK AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT'S BEEN DONE HERE. ))
RUNS=:09


Organizers say the center was built to be a prize winning facility.
And over the years, the Center's reputation has grown, attracting more and more shows.
That's a far cry from 10 years ago.
SOT 5:24:28

((ROBERT REEL/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: WE STARTED OUT THAT YEAR WITH ABOUT 5 EVENTS AND THIS YEAR OF 1997, WE HAVE 96 EVENTS AND THE VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER. SOME 230 DAYS OF PROGRAMMING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.))
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Horse enthusiasts come from far and wide, and bringing with them their tourist dollars.
SOT 6:56:57

((KEITH CUPP/KENTUCKY RESIDENT: THEY COME FROM KENTUCKY-- EVEN FROM THE NORTHEAST, AS FAR AWAY AS VERMONT, NEW HAMPSHIRE. MORE LOCALLY AS WELL.))
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butt/butt/butt
SOT 5:16:54

((ELMON GRAY/FORMER STATE SENATOR: WE GOT AROUND 1.5 MILLION IN STATE TAXES, AND 1/2 MILLION LOCAL AND ALL THOSE JOBS. THERE ARE ABOUT 1 THOUSAND HOTEL ROOMS THAT HAVE BEEN ADDED SINCE THE CENTER HAS BEEN PUT IN.))
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SOT 7:49:18

((ANDREW FREIDEN/REPORTER:LEXINGTON KENTUCKY IS CONSIDERED BY MOST PEOPLE TO BE THE CENTER OF THE HORSING COMMUNITY. BUT HERE IN LEXINGTON, VIRGINIA THE VIRGINIA HORSE CENTER CONTINUES TO MAKE A NAME FOR ITSELF. ANDREW FREIDEN, NEWS 7, ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY. ))
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CHESS-UPDATE


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


Game four of the man versus machine chess competition ended in another draw.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


World chess champion Garry Kasparov (kas-PAR'-awf) offered I-B-M's deep blue the draw after five hours of play last night and the computer accepted.
The score is now two points a piece with two games left to play.
Game five takes place Saturday.
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Festival


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-20
GRAPHIC=festival in the park


From the rock tunes of the Fabulous Thunderbirds to its first- ever Soap Box Derby, this year's Festival in the Park promises a variety of events.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning festival organizers unveiled this year's schedule of events, which run from May 22nd through June first.
And as always, there are some new attractions for children, such as a soap box derby and lumberjack show.
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SOT 9:38:05
IN Q=Even the lumberjack

((WENDI SCHULTZ/FESTIVAL IN THE PARK EXEC. DIR.: EVEN THE LUMBERJACK SHOW, I THINK IS A VERY FAMILY- ORIENTED KIND OF ACTIVITY. AND OUR SOAP BOX DERBY THIS YEAR IS CERTAINLY FOR KIDS AND IN- LINE SKATING IS CERTAINLY FOR KIDS. THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON AND THAT'S A LOT OF OUR EMPHASIS. ))
SUPER=01-Wendi Schultz/Festival in the Park Exec. Director;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=lot of our emphasis
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Last Year;


Schultz says yearly favorites like the River Race, arts and crafts displays, and outdoor concerts will also be included.
Festival officials say they'll welcome anyone who would like to volunteer with the event.
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P-Home-Depot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-24
GRAPHIC=Business News


The nation's largest home improvement chain may coming to our area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/File Tape;


Home Depot confirms it's "seriously looking" in the Roanoke area.
A source familiar with the situation says Home Depot has an option on property near the Hershberger Road exit on interstate 5-81.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Home Depot says it has a 14- percent share of the home improvement center market.
An average store has 200 employees, mostly full- time.
Home Depot adds it has a reputation of being one of the country's higher- paying retailers.

W&L-Tennis


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=abo
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=W&L


The Washington and Lee Women's Tennis team advanced to the semifinals of the N-C-A-A Division Three Championships for the third straight year.
After beating Pomona Pitzer and Gustavus Adolphus, they play Kenyon College today in Claremont, California.
The team has a 17 and three record for the season.

Avalanche


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=avalanche


The Salem Avalanche not only won last night but they beat Kinston on the road with a 3-to-nothing no hitter.
Steve Shoemaker and Mike Zolecki combined for 15 strikeouts.
Last month Lariel Gonzalez and Scott Randall combined on another Salem no hitter.

Wake


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-1
GRAPHIC=WAKE FOREST


Wake Forest hired Charlene Curtis as the university's new women's head basketball coach.
Charlene, who is a William Fleming graduate,
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Radford/1990; :00

coached the women at Radford University from 19-84 to 19-90 - producing 121 wins over that period.
She also was a star player at R-U, and she is charter member of Radford's sports hall of fame.
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ANCHOR=Patrick
SS=hold


She has been an assistant at U-Conn for the past two years, and before that she was the head coach at Temple.

Kim


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-2
GRAPHIC=Radford


While that was refreshing news for Radford University - word that women's standout basketball player Kim Hairston is quitting the team is not.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Big South Tournament; :00


Hairston, who played high school basketball at Bassett, decided to leave Radford after this school year.
Sources say the rising junior was unhappy at R-U and that she has contacted several schools to inquire about transferring.
Hairston led the Lady Highlanders in scoring with 12.9 points per game.
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NBA


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S7-7)
GRAPHIC=NBA PLAYOFFS


The New York Knicks have taken the home court advantage away from Miami after stopping the Heat in game one of their Eastern Conference semi-final.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Miami/TNT - Game One; :00


Pat Riley and his team had an eight point cushion in the third quarter when Allen Houston ignited a 22-to-3 New York run with his three point bombs.
Then late in the third, Charlie Ward dished inside to Patrick Ewing for the jam and an 11 point New York lead.
Miami would close the gap into single digits, but Ewing put it away with
SUPER=32-New York/88/Miami/79/Knicks Lead 1-0;

in the closing seconds.
New York win it 88-to-79.
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NHL


ANCHOR=Patrick
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-27
GRAPHIC=STANLEY CUP


The Philadelphia Flyers are one game away from eliminating the Sabres.
They iced Buffalo 4-to-1.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/ESPN2; :00


Four separate Flyers scored in the game and goalie Garth Snow almost had a shutout.
Look at the fluke goal from Darryl Shannon. It hits the top of Snow's stick and bounces in the net.
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Rotweiler-Cat


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


Some siblings fight like cats and dogs and an unusual family in Portsmouth is taking that a bit more seriously.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Portsmouth;


Five newborn rotweiler puppies were abandoned last week.
The problem was that the shelter had no nursing dogs..but then a cat gave birth to a litter of kittens and the pups became part of her family.
She has nursed them ever since. (----------------)