06:00-01

HEADLINES

ANCHOR=Melanie
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VO-NAT


The federal probe continues into what brought down a single engine Cessna Tuesday killing three people.
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ANCHOR=Melanie


And fire investigators pinpoint the cause of the fire at Bedford Memorial hospital.
ANCHOR=Kimberly


Mostly clear and cool right now-- but sunshine promises to raise temperatures into the 70s for highs today.
You'll want to enjoy it while you can-- grayer weather in store for the weekend.
ANCHOR=Larry
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ANCHOR=Melanie


E-Bedford-Fire


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Fire aftermath


Investigators say Tuesday'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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p-plane-crash


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#Net (edit of 597-17)
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Invest


It could take months to sort out the possible causes of Tuesday's fatal plane crash in Montgomery County.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Yesterday officials from the National Transportation Safety Board started sifting through the debris of the Cessna 210.
The NTSB gathered clues a quarter of a mile from the crash site, as the civil air patrol scoured tall grass in a nearby field.
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SUPER=02-Robert Pearce/NTSB Investigator;
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VO-NAT


The aircraft was making a practice approach to the Roanoke Regional Airport when the crash occured near the Roanoke County line.
Officials found all the plane's major components.
The three men on board were all experienced pilots.
The plane belonged to Clifford Wells.
Officials presume he was flying the plane, but an autopsy will conclude who was at the controls.
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P-crash-victims


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#597-22
GRAPHIC=plane crash


All three crash victims are from well known families in the area.
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VO-NAT


Wells is the former C-E-O of James River Limestone a (Buck-anan) Buchanan company that was recently sold.
He was an aviator who had been flying for well over four decades.
Tim Sprinkle is the son of Ray Sprinkle, a former school board chairman in Botetourt County.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Friends say he had finally found his niche as a flight instructor at Hillman aviation.
Charles David Smith is the son of Salem City Manager Randy Smith.
Known as David, he was a flight instructor at Hillman aviation as well-- with plans to someday becoming an airline pilot.
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OK-BOMBING


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Oklahoma Bombing Trial


More heartbreaking testimony is expected today when the penalty phase of the Oklahoma City bombing trial resumes in Denver.
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VO-NAT


Prosecutors will continue presenting survivors and relatives of the dead to describe how the explosion shattered their lives.
Among those yet to take the stand are a ten-year-old orphan and the husband of a victim who was six-months pregnant.
The government is hoping the testimony is so powerful that it will persuade jurors to sentence Timothy McVeigh to death.
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p-Missing-Girls


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#597-20
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


An abandoned house may hold clues to the deaths of two Spotsylvania County girls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania Co.;


Authorities searched the building Tuesday night, and found some fibers and blood stains.
The evidence may help them find the killer of Kristin and Kati Lisk.
The bodies of the two sisters were found in a river last month, five days after they disappeared.
The Washington Post is reporting the girls died from asphyxiation.
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E-Brzonkala


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-21
GRAPHIC=Christy Brzonkala


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 yesterday. But Brzonkala's case
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fairfax/February 1996;


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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IN Q=Title IX

((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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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Former player Tony Morrison appeared yesterday.
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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VO-NAT


Morrison is currently fielding football scholarship offers from other Big East schools.
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TALENT=Melanie
SS=HOLD


The three judge appeals panel will rule in several weeks.

E-Crenshaw


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=eea
TAPE#597-27
GRAPHIC=None


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


The suit refers to reports WDBJ-7 aired about Crenshaw's purchase of Holdrens stores in Roanoke and Lynchburg.
We reported Crenshaws, after initially honoring Holdren's extended warranties, stopped doing so.
Crenshaws says after the reports, sales decreased significantly.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=None


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 concerning nearly 50 thousand dollars in unpaid bills for advertising purchased months after the station aired the warranty reports.
The state is reviewing the issue of Crenshaw's warranty coverage.

E-Partners-Pregnancy


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=afr
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Teen Pregnancy


Roanoke City and Clifton Forge have some of the highest unwanted pregnancy rates in the state.
Last night a community forum in Salem examined the problem.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


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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VO-NAT


Molly Rutledge from the Roanoke City Health department says it is important to reduce pregnancy rates,
SUPER=@file;

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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VO-NAT


The forum continues tonight in the New River Valley. Results of the two meetings will be combined and added to the state-wide plan.
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Nursing-Home


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Net
GRAPHIC=Fire Aftermath


It may be at least a week before elderly patients at Bedford Memorial Hospital enjoy familiar surroundings.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Tuesday Night;


Emergency workers transported 32 residents to the Carriage Hill Retirement Center after a fire Tuesday at the hospital.
The incident caused extensive damage to a few rooms and startled some residents.
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((FLORENCE HARGRAVE/NURSING HOME RESIDENT: I WENT TO OPEN MY BEDROOM DOOR AND SAW THERE WAS A LOT OF SMOKE AND I SAID LET ME GET OUT OF HERE AND RUSHED TO THE REAR STAIRWAY AND THEY BROUGHT ME DOWN INTHE WHEELCHAIR AND PUT ME ON THE AMBULANCE AND EVERYTHING WAS NICELY DONE LIKE CLOCKWORK.))
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VO-NAT


Investigators are calling the fire an accident. They are blaming it on a hot plate in a storage closet.
The plate was accidently turned on after a circuit breaker was flipped.
Officials say the fire could have been worse if it were not for the quick response of hospital and emergency workers.
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E-Plane-Crash


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-46
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash Invest

**Note Anchor Tag**
Federal investigators are now searching for the cause of Tuesday's plane crash that killed three local men.
Investigators spent several hours yesterday at the crash site in Montgomery County examining the debris.
Joe Dashiell has more on their investigation.
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SUPER=01-Robert Pearce/Air Safety Investigator; :18
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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))
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Plane Crash Investigation


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

220-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sta
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


A single car accident shut down route-220 in both directions for about 45 minutes last night.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co.;


The driver apparently lost control of the car then struck an electric pole. The car eventually landed upside down.
The two people in the car were taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital, one had to be airlifted.
But, a dog that was apparently in the car is believed to be still missing.
The accident knocked out power to some residents in the area for a few hours.
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MULTIPLE-MURDERS


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


Boston police are on the alert for a possible serial killer.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boston, MA;

4:07:34
Yesterday authorities announced several possible sightings of 27 year old Andrew Cunanan (koo-NAH'-nin).
He's wanted in three states in connection with four murders.
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(( HE IS WANTED FOR MURDER IN MINNESOTA, NEW JERSEY AND FLORIDA AND SHOULD BE

CONSIDERED DANGEROUS AND ARMED. ))
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OUT Q= DANGEROUS AND ARMED.
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VO-NAT
The killings began in Minnesota, where two men were murdered, one of them,

Cunanan's (koo-NAH'-nin's) former lover.
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McVeigh


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Timothy McVeigh


More emotional testimony is expected today when the penalty phase of the Oklahoma City bombing trial resumes this morning in Denver.
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VO-NAT


Prosecutors will continue presenting survivors and relatives of the dead to describe how the explosion shattered their lives.
Among those yet to take the stand are a ten-year-old orphan and the husband of a victim who was six-months pregnant.
Prosecutors told the jury timothy mcveigh deserves the death penalty.. because it is the only verdict that justly fits his crime.
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SWAT-THEFT


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=None


In Memphis, authorities have recoverd at least some of the arsenal that was stolen from an F-B-I SWAT vehicle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Memphis, TN;


Police are questioning several people in connection with the theft.
The weapons were inside the F-B-I Suburban when it was stolen from a motel parking lot in Memphis.
The vehicle was later found burned out and abandoned.
The weapons taken included automatic rifles and grenade launchers.
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P-Disaster


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=cst
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=Disaster Prepardness


Tuesday night's fire at Bedford Memorial Hospital provided quite a disaster drill-- something all hospitals must go through regularly to maintain accreditation.
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VO-NAT


Roanoke Memorial Hospital's Trauma Director says Tuesday night provided a good example of teamwork between the many agencies involved.
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((DR. CAROL GILBERT/RMH TRAUMA DIRECTOR: IT WAS A LESSON IN DISASTER PREPAREDNESS AND IT SHOWS WHAT DISASTER PLANNING CAN DO ))
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VO-NAT


Hospitals have two main goals with their disaster plans-- preparing for INTERNAL disasters-- those are events inside the hospital where the community is summoned to help.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Disaster Prepardness


But there are also EXTERNAL disasters-- such as the Oklahoma City Bombing-- where the hospital must quickly boost its resources to help the community.

E-Crash-Victims


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-22
GRAPHIC=None


All three victims of Tuesday's fatal plane crash in Montgomery County had strong ties to the area.
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VO-NAT


Clifford E. Wells was the former C-E-O of James River Limestone.
SUPER=03-Buchanan;


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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OUT Q=my understanding.
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VO-NAT


22-year old Charles David Smith, known as Dave, is the son of Salem City Manager Randy Smith.
SUPER=03-Salem/June 27, 1994;


He was among the players on Salem High School's championship tennis team a few years ago.
More recently, he got the flying bug.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


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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PLANE-COLLISION


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=MORNIN
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#Net
GRAPHIC=Plane Crash


Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board officials today begin investigating the crash sites of two small planes near Asheboro yesterday.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Asheboro, NC;


Officials say two single-engine planes collided in mid-air killing both pilots.
There were no other passengers on either plane.
A spokesman for the N-T-S-B says both planes were severely burned, which could hamper the investigation.
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E-Bosnia


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-25
GRAPHIC=Bosnia Peacekeepers


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 (Ten-RAY) reports.
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SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-David Jones/National Guard Member; :15
SUPER=@Tina2; :58
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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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OUT Q=any easier


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))

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


In sports, the Salem Avalanche dropped a pair to Frederick last night. For a roundup from the ballparks, let's check the scoreboards.
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