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Coming up on News 7
A mid-air collision near Greensboro tonight.
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Three local men are the victims of yesterday's plane crash in MOntgomery county.
Plus an apparent cause for the hospital fire in Bedford.
And it looks like a Beanie Baby theft in the Midwest.
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News 7 is next.

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Good Evening.
An apparent mid air collision near Greensboro North Carolina tonight.
Two small planes crashed in Asheboro- killing both pilots.
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Federal investigators are combing through wreckage of a Montgomery County plane crash- They're trying to detemine what caused the plane to go down- Three local men were killed in the crash.
SUPER=03-Glendale Heights, IL;


This man's in trouble with the law for allegedly stealing a slew of beanie babies.
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Plus enjoy the sun.Robin says more rain is in the forecast. Join us for News 7 at eleven.

Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Jean
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GRAPHIC=Fire aftermath


Investigators say last night's fire at Bedford Memorial Hospital was an accident.
Preliminary investigations indicate the fire was caused by a hot plate in a recreation room storage closet.
The hot plate was accidently turned on when a circuit breaker was flipped.
Officials say an automatic sprinkler system and the quick work of fire, rescue, and hospital personnel kept the situation from becoming much worse.
Steve Smallshaw has more.
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Plane-Crash


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Closer to home, the N-T-S-B is now searching for the cause of the plane crash that killed three local men yesterday.
Investigators spent most of the day at the crash site in Montgomery County examining the debris.
Tonight, Joe Dashiell has more on their investigation.
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((Members of the Civil Air patrol scoured a nearby field for pieces of the airplane.
Investigators studied the point of impact... It was just the beginning of a detailed investigation that will not be completed overnight.
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((ROBERT PEARCE/AIR SAFETY INVESTIGATOR: WE KNOW THAT THERE WAS A CLOUD LAYER AT ABOUT 1400 FEET. WE DO KNOW THE AIRPLANE WAS PRACTICING APPROACHES, BUT I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO TALK WITH THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL PERSONNEL YET TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT WAS SAID, IF ANYTHING, BETWEEN THE TWO. IF THERE WAS A MAYDAY CALL OR NOT, AND UNTIL WE LOOK AT THE AIRPLANE, WE DON'T KNOW IF THE ENGINE WAS OPERATING OR IF A COMPONENT FAILED IN FLIGHT YET.))
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The debris was scattered over a wide area, perhaps a quarter of a mile or more.
So there was speculation that the plane might have hit some trees or a power line before it came to rest here, but investigators say they found no evidence of a collision before the plane hit this hillside.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Montgomery County))

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Investigators were planning to review radar data and radio transmissions tonight.
They are expected to continue their work at the crash site tomorrow.

Crash-Victims


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All three crash victims had strong ties to the area.
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Clifford E. Wells was the former C-E-O of James River Limestone.
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Jim Baber (BAY-burr) says Wells gave him a job at the plant when he was out of work, and the two have been friends ever since.
(BAY-burr) Baber says Wells loved to fly his plane.
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((JIM BABER/WELLS' FRIEND: I'VE FLOWN WITH HIM MANY TIMES. AND I'VE THOUGHT HE WAS AN ACCOMPLISHED PILOT. AND HE WAS DOING, UPGRADING SOME OF HIS SAFETY EQUIPMENT WHEN THIS HAPPENED, THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING. ))
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22-year old Charles David Smith, known as Dave, is the son of Salem City Manager Randy Smith.
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He was among the players on Salem High School's championship tennis team a few years ago.
More recently, he got the flying bug.
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The general manager of Hillman Aviation in Roanoke, where Smith was an instructor, says he had dreams of someday becoming an airline pilot.
Tim Sprinkle of Botetourt County is the son of Ray Sprinkle, the former chairman of the county's board of education.
Friends say the 25-year old man had found his niche as a flight instructor at Hillman.
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Mid-Air


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NEWSCAST=11
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A mid-Air collision south of Greensboro tonight.
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SUPER=03-Randolph Co., NC;


Authorities say the two single engine planes crashed killing both pilots.
The planes went down in pastures near Asheboro which is south of Greensboro near State route 42.
Authorities say there were no other passengers and the names of the pilots have not been released.
The F-A-A and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.
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Ok-Trial


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
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GRAPHIC=McVeigh


Some of the most emotional testimony so far in the Oklahoma City trial-
Scott Pelley reports the first rescuers on the scene took the stand as the penalty phase begins.
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there's pad if you want to dissolve back ((Prosecutors remembered the children in the day care center. They called the officers who brought the bodies out. Jerry flowers, said he unwrapped a boy in a blanket. i looked at the child, flowers said, his face was gone. Another officer remembered finding Brandon Denny, he had a brick sticking out of his head, the officer testified, and a green toy block in his hand. sergeant alan prokop remembered handing children to detective don hall.
This is Hall with a child so badly hurt he's afraid just handing the baby to a paramedic will kill him.
Prokop testified he saw a hand waving in the rubble. He grabbed it and held it -- until it grew cold and the pulse was gone. Prosecutors are calling the families of the dead. the youngest witness will be 9 year old Clint Seidl whose mother was murdered. CLINT SEIDL/VICTIM'S SON: HE KILLED 168 PEOPLE AND ITS JUST NOT RIGHT, YOU DONT GET OFF THAT EASY.
The hands of the killer were folded and still as Tim Mcveigh watched the tears without apparent remorse. He looked Diane Leonard in the eye as she cried for her slain husband. I feel like i died too, She said. I feel like my heart looks like that building.))
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Testimony in the penalty phase of the trial continues tomorrow.

FBI-Arrest


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Three men are in custody in that FBI van heist.
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SUPER=03-Memphis, TN;


FBI agents raided a Memphis home- apparently turning up weapons stolen from the van.
The vehicle was taken from a motel parking lot- and later found burned.
Agents say FBI vans are not usually parked in open areas.
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((LOUIS FREEH/FBI DIRECTOR: WHAT WE NORMALLY TRY TO DO IS PUT IT IN A POLICE POUND OR FIRE DEAPRTMENT YARD OR SOME TYPE OF AREA THAT IS SECURE AS OPPOSED TO AN UNATTENDED PARKIGN GARAGE AT A HOTEL.))
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Police have not confirmed whether all the missing weapons were found.
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Tease#1

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Still to come on news 7, a Roanoke City Sheriff's deputy is accused of embezzlement,
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And members of Danville's national guard come home from Bosnia for a quick visit.
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Crenshaw


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WDBJ-7 is being sued by Crenshaws' TV and Appliance Stores for a series of stories that aired last year.
The lawsuit alleges that WDBJ-7 conspired to harm the company's buisness, and asks for 30 million dollars in damages.
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SUPER=@File


The suit refers to reports WDBJ-7 aired about Crenshaw's purchase of Holdrens stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
We reported that Crenshaws, after initially honoring Holdren's extended warranties, stopped doing so.
Crenshaws says after the reports, sales decreased significantly.
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WDBJ-7 General Manager Bob Lee called the lawsuit "ridiculous", and said the station would withhold further comment pending consultation with its attorneys.
In March, WDBJ-7 filed a lawsuit against Crenshaws over nearly 50 thousand dollars in unpaid bills for advertising purchased months after the station aired the warranty reports.
The issue of Crenshaw's warranty coverage was investigated by the Virginia Office Of Consumer Affairs, which referred the matter to the state Attorney General's Office for review and possible enforcement action.

Brzonkala


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Virginia Tech is still the public guinea pig for a 1994 federal law.
Christy Brzonkala's allegations of gang rape by two former football players went to the U-S Court of Appeals today. But Brzonkala's case
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is NO longer about her unproved rape story.
It's a constitutional test of the federal Violence Against Women Act and Title Nine protections of women on college campuses.
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((DEBORAH BRAKE/BRZONKALA ATTORNEY: TITLE IX REQUIRES SCHOOLS TO RESPOND TO SEX DISCRIMINATION ON THEIR CAMPUSES. AND RAPE IS THE MOST SEVERE FORM OF SEX DISCRIMINATION AND THE UNIVERSITY IN THIS CASE REFUSED TO TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION.))
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SUPER=03-Richmond;


Former player Tony Morrison appeared today.
He was found guilty of sexual assault by a school panel that then lessened his guilt to "abusive conduct" in a later hearing.
But he was NOT criminally charged.
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((DAVID PAXTON: THAT'S THE DIFFICULTY THAT WE HAVE IN THIS CASE IS THAT THEY'VE ALLEGED IT AND ONCE THE RECORD IS SEEN, IT'S NOT AS IF IT'S A SITUATION WHERE YOU SAY NO, NO, NO, AND THEN DO IT ANYWAY. AND THAT'S WHAT I MEAN. IT'S DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO SIT THERE AND LISTEN TO THAT.))
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Morrison is currently fielding football scholarship offers from other Big East schools now.
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The three judge appeals panel will rule in several weeks.

barton


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Embezzlement charges have been filed against Roanoke City deputy Sheriff Timothy Wayne Barton.
Representatives of LOWE'S Home improvement store filed the charges today.
Barton lives in Salem, and used to be a part time employee at the store.
The sheriff's department had no comment on the matter--
But a spokeman did say they are conducting an internal investigation into possible misconduct.

partners-pregnancy


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Roanoke City and Clifton Forge have some of the highest unwanted pregnancy rates in the state.
Tonight a community forum in Salem examined the problem.
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Virginia's current unwanted pregnancy rate is 30 percent.
If the state becomes one of the top five states at lowering that number, it would qualify for 20 million dollars in federal funding.
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((MOLLY RUTLEDGE/ALLEGHANY-ROANOKE HEALTH DISTRICT: IN ORDER FOR LOCALITIES TO GET A PIECE OF THAT MONEY, THEY HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS, AND ENGAGE COMMUNITY INPUT IN TELLING THEM WHAT WE NEED TO DO IN TELLING THEM WHAT WE NEED TO IN ORDER TO REDUCE OUT OF WEDLOCK BIRTHS. ))
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Molly Rutledge from the Roanoke City Health department says it is important to reduce pregnancy rates,
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because children born out of wedlock are more likely to have problems later in life.
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((MANY OF THE CHILDREN DO LESS WELL IN SCHOOL, AND GET INTO MORE TROUBLE AS REFLECTED IN SOCIAL AND MENTAL HEALTH STATISTICS. ))
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The forum continues tomorrow night in the New River Valley. Results of the two meetings will be combined and added to the state-wide plan.
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Still to come on the newscast, we'll have the results from all tonight's baseball and softball playoffs,
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and we'll tell you why one man is accused of a big Beanie Babie Burglary.
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Bosnia


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TAPE#97-25
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Soldiers on leave from Bosnia started making their way home to Danville this week.
While life at home is a cure for homesickness and fear, it's only temporary. Tina Tenret reports.
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((
David Jones has ten days to spend with his wife and daughter in Danville, before returning overseas.
He says soldiers in Bosnia miss their families. Some didn't want to take leave, to avoid saying goodbye a second time.
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((DAVID JONES/NATIONAL GUARD: THIS IS THEIR FIRST DEPLOYMENT. MOST OF THESE GUYS HAVEN'T BEEN ON ACTIVE DUTY BEFORE SO THEY'VE NEVER BEEN DEPLOYED BEFORE, SO THEY'VE NEVER BEEN AWAY FROM THEIR FAMILY. THERE'S THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE WHO HAVE. THIS IS MY SECOND DEPLOYMENT. IT DOESN'T GET ANY EASIER.))
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Jones, who also served in the Gulf War, delivers mail and supplies to American troops in Bosnia.
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((AMERICANS TAKE A LOT FOR GRANTED. GETTING IN YOUR CAR, GOING TO THE STORE, YOU CAN'T DO IT OVER THERE. ONE, YOU DON'T HAVE THE MONEY, TWO YOU DON'T KNOW IF THE STORE IS GOING TO BE THERE. IF THE STORE IS THERE YOU DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN GET TO IT. YOU CAN'T WALK ACROSS YOUR FRONT YARD OVER THERE.))
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For now, Jones is relaxing, eating out, and shopping for a Harley Davidson motorcycle.
He hopes to be home for good this fall.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Danville))
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S-Score


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High school state quarterfinal diamond action is on the way, along with news of another local product getting a shot at the big leagues.
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But first, this morning in Los Angeles, Warner Brothers and Reebok executives announced a landmark licensing deal with Shaquille O'Neal.
The new partnership will give Shaq a chance to create and market a brand new line of clothing - known as "Shaq wear"
Now the score.
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S-Franklin


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S7-9
GRAPHIC=VHSL Baseball


Franklin County's baseball season came to an end last night in a 6-2 loss. Lake Braddock pitcher Steve McGinn struck out 11 and allowed just three hits in a dominating performance at W.W. Naff Field.
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SUPER=03-Rocky Mount/Bruins vs. Eagles; :00


Franklin County took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first thanks to a string of errors by the visiting Bruins. A bad throw by the lake Braddock catcher allows Brian Strong to score.
But the Bruins scored 4 runs in the top of the seventh. Brent Boyer knocks
in the eventual game winner. His single SUPER=34-Lake Braddock/6/Franklin

Co./2; plates D'Arcy Wills to make it 3-2 Bruins and they advance to the group 3A state semifinals with a 6-2 victory. Franklin County finishes the season with a 22 and 2 record.
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((F.L. SLOUGH/FRANKLIN CO. COACH:))
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The Eagles bid farewell to seven seniors including Larry Bowles, who pitched five strong innings last night.
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S-Byrd


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-10
GRAPHIC=VHSL PLAYOFFS


The William Byrd Terriers got a little scare last night courtesy of Abingdon in the Group Two-A baseball quarterfinals.
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SUPER=03-Vinton/Group AA Quarterfinals; :00


The Terriers as is usually the case got great pitching, as starter Brian Rickerson strikes out Abingdon's Anthony Phillips with the called third strike.
But offense was a little slow to come tonight. In the second inning Parker Humphries hits into the fielders choice, but it's enough to get Ryan Wheeling home from third with the eventual game winning run.
Byrd would win it 2-to-nothing as closer Chris Manning, the hard throwing southpaw strikes out Eric Wilson to end the game.
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Byrd wins 2-to-nothing, and not gets ready for a rematch with Chatham Friday night in the semi-finals.
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That game will take place at Byrd on Friday.

S-Glenvar


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Roy
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The Glenvar Highlanders have advanced to Group A state softball semi-finals after hammering St. Paul.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Group A Quarterfinals; :


Moving the game from Tuesday to yesterday proved to be the right call as the weather cleared to perfection.
Glenvar scored the first run of the game in the bottom of the first. Kelli Julg's grounder to third is overthrown at first base a runner scores and the Lady Highlanders led 1 to nothing.
Still in the first, Renae Anderson hits a grounder that gets through and goes to left field Julg scores from third to make the score 2 to nothing Lady Highlanders.
The Glenvar defense then stopped a potential St. Paul rally. Watch the Lady Highs pull off the 1 to 6 to 3 double play to clean the bases.
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And pitcher Amy Layman cleaned up the rest, pitching a no hitter and striking out 11. As Glenvar rolls to the 22-to-1 win.
The Highs next play at Castlewood Friday night at 6.
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S-High


ANCHOR=Mike
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In Group Two A softball tonight, Rustburg beat Patrick County.
They will now face Tunstall in the state semi-finals.
While in Group A baseball, Grayson County hammered Haysi 9-to-2.
The folks in Independence will now host the state semi-final on Friday night at seven against J.J. Kelly.
Wes Selfe got the win tonight to improve his record to 9-and-1.

S-Dampeer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#=S7-7
GRAPHIC=Cleveland


Kelly Dampeer, the former Northside and Radford U. slugger was picked by the Indians as Major League baseball Draft continued today.
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SUPER=03-Radford/1997 Season; :00


Dampeer, who is Radford University's all time homerun leader, was drafted by the Indians in the 22nd round. His connections at RU helped.
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((KELLY DAMPEER/10 HOMERUNS, 57 RBI'S THIS SEASON:))
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Oakland selected Radford right handed pitcher Tim Manwiller in the 30th round.

Sports Tease


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WRITER=Mike
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Still to come, Dave Braine was back in Blacksburg this morning.
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Roy Stanley talks with the new Ga. Tech AD right after this.
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S-Braine


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ST5-28
GRAPHIC=va.tech


Dave Braine returned to Blacksburg today to say so long to many of his friends and turn his job over to Sharon McCloskey, at least on an interim basis.
Roy Stanley has more from the Hokies campus on his departure for Georgia Tech.
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((Braine's ties to Virginia Tech run deeper than the Athletic Department. His son is a Tech Graduate and his daughter is working toward her degree from the university.
Braine took over the position 9 years ago and Hokie athletics have been recognized nationally under his leadership.)) ((DAVE BRAINE/NEW GEORGIA TECH ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: )) ((In 1995 Braine promoted Sharon McCloskey as the senior associate athletic director and she will take over the position on an interim basis.)) ((SHARON MCCLOSKEY/TECH INTERIM ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: )) ((ROY STANDUP: ))
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S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#RS96-1
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Dallas Cowboys star Michael Irvin says he may just sit out the 1997 NFL season.
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SUPER=03-Dallas, TX;:00


At a newsconference in Dallas, Irvin said the distractions in his life have made it hard for him to focus on his job.
He also announced he is suing the Dallas police department and TV station KXAS for falsely accusing him of rape last year.
SUPER=04-NFL;


And Lawrence Taylor entered a guilty plea today on tax evasion charges.
In 1990 he failed to report $48 thousand bucks in income.
He's free on bond tonight.
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S-Erving


ANCHOR=Mike
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WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-24
GRAPHIC=NBA


Some interesting news off the NBA court tonight
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as reports out of Orlando say that the Magic is ready to hire NBA hall of famer Julius Erving as the team's vice president.
SUPER=03-Concord, NC/May 21;


If so, Erving will be busy guy. A couple of week's ago he announced the formation of new NASCAR teams in Busch and Grand National.
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Beanie-Baby


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TAPE#Net
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It's an apparent Beanie Baby heist in Illinois.
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SUPER=03-Glendale Heights, IL;


This is what police found- 6-thousand dollars worth of Beanie Babies- The popular toy stores can't keep in stock.
This is the man under arrest- 77 year old Ben Perri.
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((BEN PERRI: WHY SHOULD THEY INDICT ME. I NEVER STOLE ANYTHING IN MY LIFE. I NEVER STOLE ANYTHING IN MY LIFE. REPORTER: MR. PERRI PEOPLE ARE GOING TO ASK YOU WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE BEANIE BABIES? PERRI: I REFUSE TO ANSWER ON GROUNDS MY ANSWER MIGHT INTEND TO INCRIMINATE ME.))
SUPER=07-Ben Perri;
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OUT Q=to incriminate me."
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VO-NAT


Perri may have to do some talking- Police found over one thousand Diggers, Garcias, Bubbles and Radars- all stashed in his storage locker. (----------------) Perri says he's looking forward to his day in court.