06:00-01

E-Brown

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-28
GRAPHIC=Brown


A weekend in jail is the price former Virginia Tech football star Cornell Brown will pay for his part in a fight on campus last year.
Brown is a recent N-F-L draft selection.
As Eric Earnhart reports he lost a battle of credibility in court.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :00
SUPER=01-Jonathan Nelson/Victim; :09
SUPER=01-Cornell Brown/Defendant; :24
SUPER=01-Bill Cleaveland/Defense Attorney; :56
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=Eric Earnhart, News 7


((It was one side's word against another... Jonathan Nelson saying he had no doubt Cornell Brown hit him during an altercation in front of Squires Student Center.

SOT
IN Q=I saw him come down

(( JONATHAN NELSON/VICTIM; I SAW HIM COME DOWN OVER MY SHOULDER AND THEN HE HIT MY HEAD AND I WENT DOWN
OUT Q=went down



Brown said he didn't hit anyone. On the stand he admitted he took a swing at someone, but said he didn;t know who.

SOT
IN Q=

((PROSECUTOR; DID YOU TRY TO HIT THE PERSON CORNELL BROWN; YES I DID PROSECUTOR; SO YOU DID TRY TO HIT HIM IS THAT CORRECT? BROWN; YES ))
OUT Q=



The judge found Brown guilty, sentencing him to 30 days in jail, with all but two suspended.
Afterwards, Nelson and Hilliard Sumner, another alleged victim who testified, had this to say.

SOT
IN Q=

((TWO TO GO, WE'RE PLEASED, THAT'S ALL ))
OUT Q=



Brown had no comment on the verdict.

SOT
IN Q=

((question; Do you think the judge was fair? Brown; It's the law. ))
OUT Q=



SOT
IN Q=

((BILL cleaveland/DEFENSE ATTORNEY; IF THERE WERE INCONSISTENCIES, THEY WERE ON THE PROSECUTIONS SIDE, AND IN CASES LIKE THAT REASONABLE DOUBT IS SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE DEFENDANT. WE'RE DISAPPOINTED ))

OUT Q=


cleaveland says Brown will NOT appeal. He'll probably serve his sentence this weekend, Eric Earnhart, News 7))

p-bedford-School


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=SSM
TAPE#597-21
GRAPHIC=EDUCATION


If Bedford County school teachers are going to get paid the rest of the school year, it will have to come at the expense of some school construction projects.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford Co.;


The board of Supervisors last night refused to give the school system extra money to finish out the school year, instead supervisors recommend the school board borrow the million dollars it needs from the three-point-two million dollars available in the school construction fund.
That would still leave the school system with more than a million dollars worth of debt to carry over into the next fiscal year.
The school board is expected to vote on this option Thursday night.
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Flinn


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


It appears the court martial of the Air Force's first female B-52 pilot will go forward today, in North Dakota.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Pentagon sources say the Air Force will NOT grant Lieutenant Kelly Flinn's request for an honorable discharge instead of a trial.
Flinn's attorney filed that request yesterday.
Flinn faces charges of adultery and disobedience.
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P-Bramblett


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-16
GRAPHIC=bramblett


If jurors find Earl Bramblett guilty of murdering Teresa and Blaine Hodges and their two little girls-they could hear evidence of sex crimes, drug dealing- -even other murders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC/July 1996;


Bramblett was once a suspect in the 19-77 disappearance of two 14- year- old girls. He was questioned but never formally accused of killing them.
In 19-84, he WAS tried- -but found NOT guilty- -of sexually molesting the 10- year- old sister of one of his employees.
Those cases could come up when Bramblett is tried for arson and murder next month.
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E-Murder-Arrests


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Murder investigation


A possible break for Appomattox County authorities in their first murder case in three years.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Last Week;


Last week, the body of 23- year- old Lisa Yvonne Crider was found in the James River near Bent Creek.
Crider was killed from a shotgun blast to the head.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Investigators had few leads to follow until Saturday afternoon, when two 18- year- old men, Trevor Andrew Jones and Brandon Wayne Hedrick, were arrested in Lincoln, Nebraska.
They were being sought in connection with two armed robberies earlier this month near Lynchburg.
Sheriff Wilson Staples says evidence from the teens' car and statements they gave police implicated them in Crider's murder.
The pair have waived extradition to Virginia and could be returned as early as today.

E-City-Council


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


Last week Roanoke City Council decided to give itself more money, yesterday it decided to give itself more time.
Mayor David Bowers is in line to get a 28-percent raise-- while council members stand to receive a 14-percent pay hike.
Instead of voting on the controversial issue yesterday... the decision was postponed for two weeks.
Scott Prince has the story.
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SOT
IN Q=it was
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Eddie Hopkins/Roanoke City Police Officer; :17
SUPER=@Bowers; :37
SUPER=01-Bishop Spencer Manns/Concerned Citizen; :55
SUPER=@Scott1; 1:09
RUNS=1:16
OUT Q=Scott Prince, News- 7;


P-Knowles


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-23
GRAPHIC=knowles


A NOT guilty plea yesterday from a Christiansburg man accused of killing his wife and wounding his daughter.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


Michael Knowles allegedly killed his wife because he thought she was having an affair that began on the Internet.
He admitted killing her in a letter to columnist Ann Landers, then sued her when she published the letter.
Yesterday he said he's innocent, and made another claim.
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SOT 10:54:51 -knowles byte tape
IN Q=I am a prophet

((MICHAEL KNOWLES/DEFENDANT; I AM A PROPHET OF GOD AND I HAVE AN URGENT MESSAGE FOR AMERICA, AND THAT I MURDERED NO ONE. AND I GOT THAT ON TOP OF MOUNT SINAI FEBRUARY 7TH, 1996. ))
SUPER=01-Michael Knowles/Defendant;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=Feb., 7th, 1996
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P-Lowe's


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=lawsuit


Lowe's Hardward Store is facing a lawsuit from another victim of last year's outbreak of Legionnaire's disease.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/November 1996;


Jonathan East says he "came in close proximity" to vapors from a hot tub display at Lowe's in Christiansburg last October.
He was hospitalized and nearly died.
East says he's now "totally disabled," and has had to close his business.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


The Montgomery County resident is asking two million dollars in damages.
An earlier claim filed by John Allen Kirk is set for trial in November.

Jenfab


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=Business News


Keeping an existing business in town will pay big dividends for the Alleghany Highlands.
The region's economic development authority says Jenfab (jen-FAB), a metal machining and fabricating company, will expand into the Alleghany Regional Commerce Center.
The move will increase Jenfab's workforce to nearly 50 people, and open up other land in the park for development.

Southeast-Stories2


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=none


Coming up on News 7 at Six and Eleven-- part two of Southeast Stories: One Neighborhood's Struggle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The last 40 years have brought major changes, and left a legacy of neglect in southeast Roanoke.
But some observers believe attitudes outside of the neighborhood are just as destructive.
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SOT tape #3 11:25:36
IN Q=I think if attitudes throughout

((REV. WAYNE HARRISON/BELMONT BAPTIST CHURCH: I THINK IF ATTITUDES THROUGHOUT THE ROANOKE VALLEY COULD CHANGE, THAT COULD BE THE BEST FUTURE THAT SOUTHEAST COULD EVER EXPECT.))
SUPER=01-Rev. Wayne Harrison/Belmont Baptist Church;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=could ever expect.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take Southeast Promo Board-essC
Joe Dashiell continues his series with a look at some of the neighborhood's biggest challenges, both inside and out.
That's tonight on News 7 at Six and Eleven.
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female-pilot


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=none


It looks like the Air Force's first female B-52 pilot WILL face a court-martial on adultery and disobedience charges.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


Pentagon sources say the Air Force Secretary as no intention of granting Lieutenant Kelly Flinn's request for an honorable discharge instead of a trial.
Flinn's attorney filed that request yesterday.
Flinn's court hearing is set to begin today in Minot, North Dakota.
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Ok-trial


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=ok trial


A key F-B-I chemist is due back on the stand today at the Oklahoma City bombing trial.
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VO-NAT


Yesterday, Steven Burmeister (BUR-my-stur) provided the first scientific testimony directly linking suspect Timothy McVeigh to bomb materials.
Burmeister testified that he found explosives residue on clothes Mcveigh was wearing when he was arrested 75 minutes after the blast.
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JUICE-RECALL


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia is among seven states affected by a juice recall.
The makers of Minute Maid say cleaning fluid may have gotten into a tank where one of its punches was mixed.
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BOARD JUICE RECALL-ess-#100


The affected containers of Berry punch are labeled with the code J-U-N-18/ L-E-Y.
The juice was also shipped to North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, FLorida and Alabama.
The company says throw out the affected cartons.
You can get replacements by calling 1- (800) 888-6488.
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E-Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=Education


Bedford County supervisors last night refused to give the school board more money to finish out the school year.
Instead, school officials may have to dip into other funds.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Bedford County
SUPER=03-Bedford; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :15
SUPER=01-Dale Wheeler/Bedford Co. Supervisor; :45
SUPER=01-Betty Earle/School Board Member; 1:02
SUPER=@ssm2; 1:18
RUNS=1:21
OUT Q=News7, Bedford.


(( Bedford County school officials say they need at least a million dollars to pay their teachers and meet bills between now and June 30th..
..but the school system's request for more money fell on unsympathetic ears at the board of supervisors meeting.
natsot 8:34:41

((BOB CROUCH/SUPERVISOR: SPENDING HAS GOT TO BE CUT AND SOME ADJUSTMENTS MADE.. WHAT WE GIVE 'EM.))
RUNS=:11


For the third straight year, supervisors were asked to bail out the school system, which is finishing its fiscal year more than two million dollars in the red.
Rather than cutting them another check, supervisors want the school board to take the money it needs out of a fund it had set aside for school construction.
How THAT money will be replaced was left for another night.
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SOT 9:07:17
IN Q=Tonight we had

((DALE WHEELER/SUPERVISOR: TONIGHT WE HAD TO DO SOMETHING TO ASSURE THE EMPLOYEES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A PAYCHECK. THAT'S THE NUMBER ONE PROBLEM. WHAT YOU WITNESSED WAS A LITTLE TRIAGE HERE, WE BROKE DOWN THE PROBLEM.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=down the problem.


Betty Earle, who was the only school board member to attend the meeting, says the problem still exists.
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SOT 9:16:53
IN Q=This has been

((BETTY EARLE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: THIS HAS BEEN AN ONGOING PROBLEM... A LITTLE HUNGRIER.))
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=a little hungrier.


The school board will make a decision at its meeting Thursday night.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Bedford.))

E-Wood-Brothers


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=NONE


An accident in North Carolina over the weekend killed the wife of NASCAR team owner, Leonard Wood.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Rowan Co., NC/Saturday - WBTV;


The Woods were on their way home Saturday night from the Charlotte Motor Speedway when their van was struck head-on.
The couple co-owns the Wood Brothers Winston Cup entry driven by Micheal Waltrip.
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4:57:21
SOT
IN Q=Betty

((GARY BIRKETT/WOOD FAMILY FRIEND:BETTY MAE WAS VERY PATIENT AND KIND AND LOVING AND JUST A FINE CHRISTIAN WOMAN.))
SUPER=01-Gary Birkett/Wood Family Friend; :00
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=Christian woman.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


The two people in the car that hit the Woods' van were also killed.
Leonard Wood was treated and released but his daughter and granddaughter remain hospitalized.

P-Adult-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-18
GRAPHIC=Mornin Health check


In this morning's health check
A bitter dispute has an adult care facility in Botetourt County on the verge of closing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Residents at Shenandoah Acres recently found out they'll have to move.
The director of the program says all 36 people who live there have somewhere to go.
Many of them are veterans with mental disabilities.
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SOT 01:48:52
IN Q=The business

((NINA BIRNBACH/SHENANDOAH ACRES DIRECTOR: THE BUSINESS IS EFFECTIVELY CLOSING THE END OF THE MONTH. THEY WILL BEGIN MOVING TOMORROW. MANY OF THEM ARE READY TO MOVE.))
SUPER=01-Nina Birnbach/Shenandoah Acres Director;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=ready to move.
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VO-NAT


The problems began when the owner of Shenandoah Acres and the owner of the business being run there had a disagreement over the sale of the property.
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SOT 02:00:25
IN Q=I need

((MARY REED/SHENANDOAH ACRES PROPERTY OWNER: I NEED TO GET MONEY OUT OF THIS. I'M TOO OLD TO HOLD THIS THE REST OF MY LIFE. AND SHE'S DOING EVERYTHING SHE CAN, AND MEAN THINGS, TO STOP ME FROM SELLING.))
SUPER=01-Mary Reed/Property Owner;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=from selling.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The owner of the adult care business did not want to comment on camera.
The program administrator says the Virginia Department of Social Services is aware of the way the dispute is being resolved.
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P-brown


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-15
GRAPHIC=legal scales


He played football at Virginia Tech and was a sixth round draft pick in the N-F-L, but yesterday Cornell Brown was found guilty of assault.
He was sentenced to 30-days in jail, with all but two suspended.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


On the stand, Jonathon Nelson testified, Brown struck him on the head during an altercation, knocking him to the pavement.
Brown admitted he swung at someone but said he initially said he did NOT know who, or why.
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SOT
IN Q=WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE

(( ))
SUPER=01-Cornell Brown/Defendant;
RUNS=:26
OUT Q=yes i would
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Brown's attorney says he's disappointed in the verdict but will NOT appeal.
Brown is expected to serve his two-day sentence over the weekend.

P-City-Council


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spr
TAPE#597-12
SS=rke city seal


The controversy continues.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It will be TWO more weeks before Roanoke City Council makes a final vote on proposed salary increases for the mayor and council members.
The decision on whether to give Mayor David Bowers a 28- percent increase... and council members a 14- percent pay hike was scheduled to take place yesterday.
That vote will now happen June second.
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SOT 11:07:25
IN Q=I want

((DAVID BOWERS/ROANOKE MAYOR: I WANT TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION ON THE ISSUE. THE QUESTION I'D LIKE TO HAVE THE CITIZENS OF ROANOKE ASK THEMSELVES IS... 'WHAT PAY SHOULD THE MAYOR, THE COUNCIL, AND THE TOP ADMINISTRATORS GET. ))
SUPER=@Bowers;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=administrators get
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VO-NAT


Bowers comments came during a demonstration outside the municipal building yesterday.
Some upset Roanokers think city officials have gone too far with this pay increase proposal.
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SOT 2:31:47
IN Q=I think

((BISHOP SPENCER MANNS/UPSET RESIDENT: PUT THEM ON THE SANITATION TRUCKS. LET THEM DUMP SOME OF THAT TRASH DAY BY DAY. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE AN INKLING TO WHAT THE POLICE, CITY WORKERS AND FIREMAN AND ALL OF THE CITY WORKERS GO THROUGH. THEY'RE MAKING THEMSELVES FAT CATS. ))
SUPER=01-Bishop Spencer Manns/Upset Resident;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=fat cats
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VO-NAT


Council promises to vote on the salary increases June second.
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P-Murder-Arrest


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


An arrest in Nebraska provided a break for Appomattox County officials as they investigate the county's first murder in three years...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Appomattox Co./Last Week;


The body of 23- year- old Lisa Yvonne Crider was found May 12th.
She had been shot in the head and her body dumped in the James River.
Homicide detectives from across the region were called in to investigate her murder.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


Saturday, authorities in Lincoln, Nebraska arrested two 18- year- old men, Trevor Andrew Jones and Brandon Wayne Hedrick.
The pair were suspects in two armed robberies earlier this month near Lynchburg.
Evidence from their car and statements they gave police implicated the men in Crider's murder.
Both have waived extradition to Virginia and could be returned as early as today.

E-Lobster-Free


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=97-33
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke family helped get an elderly crustacean out of some hot water.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


Marrianne Morse and her son Stephen picked-up Larry the lobster from a nearby Rack and Sack food store.
The family bought the 20- year- old lobster for 100 dollars after reading about it in the local newspaper.
They overnighted Larry to New Hampshire.
There, a member of the group PETA (PEE-ta) -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals--will drive the lobster to Maine.
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SOT 08.22.53 - 08.23.15
IN Q=So many times

((MARRIANE MORSE: SO MANY TIMES DURING THE DAY OR DURING YOUR LIFE, YOU GET ALL TIED-UP IN LITTLE THINGS THAT DON'T MEAN A LOT AND IT'S JUST KIND OF A NEAT RELEASE TO THINK, "I CAN REALLY DO SOMETHING FOR THIS LITTLE LOBSTER AND PUT HIM BACK IN AND HOPEFULLY HE'LL FIND SOME SONS, AUNTS AND SISTERS OR SOMETHING IN MAINE.))
SUPER=07-Marianne Morse;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=something in Maine
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VO-NAT


Once in Maine, Larry will be released in an area where fishing is prohibited.
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4-Scores


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


In sports,
The Utah Jazz took the opening game of the Western Conference Finals routing the Houston Rockets 101-to-86.
For last night's scores let's check the boards.
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wipe to boards!!!
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-/Houston/86/j/Utah/101//Western Final Game One/;
SUPER=x5031;
SUPER=0103-/Colorado/1//Detroit/2//Western Final Game Three/;
SUPER=x5011;
SUPER=0093-/Lynchburg/3/j/Salem/18//Game One//Lynchburg/3/j/Salem/5//Game

Two/;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-j/Seattle/13//Anaheim/4///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-j/San Diego/13//Cincinnati/6////Los Angeles/1/j/Montreal/2///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0092-/Colorado/3/j/New York/4////San Francisco/4/j/Chicago/15///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0092-j/Houston/9//Philadelphia/5////St. Louis/3/j/Atlanta/7///;
RUNS=:49

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