06:00-01

Bedford-Schools

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=education


Bedford County school superintendent John Kent's job appears safe for the time being.
The county school board last night took "no" action against Dr. Kent after meeting in executive session for more than two and a half hours.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


It was board member Betty Earle who first suggested last month that Dr. Kent be suspended with pay while his job performance is investigated.
Some had blamed him for the financial problems the Bedford County school system has endured the last few years.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=hold


School board members DID fill out job evaluation forms, which could include suggested improvements the board wants Dr. Kent to make in the coming year.
While he's made no decision, Kent also notes he has the option of retiring, having completed thirty years of service in public education.

E-Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=none


Police say charges of wrongdoing will NOT be filed against a Roanoke city employee who accidentally ran over a boy with a city-owned vehicle.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Eight- year- old Markese (mar-Keese) Terry of Roanoke apparently did not notice a stop sign as he rode his bike through the intersection of Orange Avenue and 12th Street yesterday afternoon.
Traffic Bureau investigators say the bike did NOT have brakes.
Terry is in critical condition at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
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MCVEIGH


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


Jurors will be back behind closed doors this morning deciding whether Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh should be executed.
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VO-NAT


Before the jury received the case yesterday both sides gave their closing arguments.
The prosecution told jurors McVeigh deserves to die.
The defense suggested if his life is spared McVeigh might talk, possibly implicating others in the conspiracy.
But bomb survivors and relatives of the victims are simply seeking justice.
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SOT
IN Q=

(( CHARLES TOMLIN/FATHER OF BOMB VICTIM: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A DEATH PENALTY BUT IF THEY COME BACK WITH LIKE IN PRISON, I'LL HAVE TO SETTLE FOR THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Tomlin/Father of Bomb Victim;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=settle for that.
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VO-NAT


One of McVeigh's attorney's angered bombing victims with his suggestion that all Americans bear some responsibility for the bombing because of government injustices like the ill-fated siege at Waco, Texas.
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P-Seance


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


Supernatural powers may be coming to Salem.
The Avalanche was hoping a seance would turn around its losing season, but some Christian organizations in the Valley are NOT happy with the promotional gimmick.
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VO-NAT


The manager of Christian radio station three-W-R was so disturbed by it, he FAXED the Avalanche press release to a dozen churches and Christian groups.
He considers the seance an act of witchcraft.
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SOT 3:31:10
IN Q=

((I FEEL SORRY FOR THE PEOPLE WHO WILL GO OUT TOMORROW NIGHT TO A GAME, THINKING THEY'RE GOING TO ENJOY A GAME AND POSSIBLY BE EXPOSED TO SOMETHING THAT'S OFFENSIVE TO THEM. ))
SUPER=01-Leon Spradlin/WWWR General Manager
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=to them
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Wednesday Night


The Avalanche lost Wednesday night, despite a ceremonial bat- burning before the game.
Management insists it does NOT want to do anything that would detract from wholesome family entertainment.
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SOT 12:48:30
IN Q=It's actually

(( ))
SUPER=01-Dave Oster/Avalanche General Manager
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=more than a seance.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Last night, the Avalanche management announced it will address the seance and revise its schedule of events at a news conference this morning.

E-PARENTAL-NOTIFICATION


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#=97-35
GRAPHIC=Planned Parenthood


The Parental Notification Law is being put to a judicial test.
Planned Parenthood is challenging the law in court.
As Denise Allen reports the organization hopes to stop the law before it takes effect in a few weeks.
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SOT
IN Q=We're filing
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood President; :00
SUPER=01-Mark Earley/(R) Attorney General Cand.; :39
SUPER=@Allen; 1:06
SUPER=@Denise2; 1:23
RUNS=1:35
OUT Q=News 7
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SOT 13:39:04
IN Q=We're Filing

(((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRES.: WE'RE FILING THIS LAWSUIT BECAUSE ASPECTS OF THE LAW ARE STRICTER AND MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN THOSE ENFORCED IN ANY OTHER STATE IN THE COUNTRY.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=in the country

Pre pro
Nova says Planned Parenthood is challenging the law on three counts.
He maintains the measure is unconstitutional, placing a personal decision in the hands of a judge.
The law also does not place a limit on the amount of time a judge can take to make a decision, which Nova says may push the abortion into a later stage of the pregnancy.
Nova says there are also fears that the confidentiality of the minor may be violated.
Lawmakers who support the measure are undaunted.
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SOT 00:25:09
IN Q=our legislative

((MARK EARLEY/R-ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE: OUR LEGISLATIVE SERVICES IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ARE VERY CONFIDENT, THEY WENT OVER IT VERY CAREFULLY TO MAKE SURE IT MET WITH ALL CONSTITUTIONAL STANDARDS. WE'RE PREPARED TO VIGOROUSLY DEFEND IT.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=VIGOROUSLY DEFEND IT

pre pro
Nova says 60 percent of minors seeking abortions already involve their parents in the decision.
He says nine percent of all the abortions Planned Parenthood performs are done on minors.
And one of those a week is to a girl from out of state trying to avoid her state's abortion laws.
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SOT 02:10:24
IN Q=anybody who doesn't

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T THINK A PARENT OUGHT TO BE NOTIFIED AND A LEAST BE INVOLVED IF THEIR UNWED MINOR DAUGHTER IS GOING THROUGH THE TRAUMA OF AN ABORTION, THEIR VIEWS ARE A MINORITY VIEW.))
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=are a minority VIEW.


A temporary restraining order hearing will be heard in Lynchburg, Federal court June 24th.
Planned Parenthood hopes that will put the law on hold until a judge decides the constitutionality of the law.
Denise Allen News 7.))

P-Cullen


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=equ
TAPE#597-19
GRAPHIC=none


Virginia's new attorney general vowed to defend the parental notification abortion law.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Former federal prosecutor Richard Cullen became Virginia's 39th attorney general.
Cullen was sworn in by state Supreme Court Chief Justice Harry Carrico.
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SOT 09:51
IN Q=I'd like

((ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD CULLEN: IF I MAY YOUR HONOR I'D LIKE TO ASK THE BLESSINGS OF GOD TO LOOK OVER THE OFFICE, TO LOOK OVER MY LEADERSHIP OF THE OFFICE, TO LOOK OVER ATTORNEY GENERAL GILMORE AS HE ENTERS INTO A NEW AND EXCITING CHAPTER OF HIS LIFE.))
SUPER=01-Richard Cullen/Attorney General;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=his life.
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VO-NAT


Jim Gilmore steps down to spend more time on the campaign trail for governor.
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Poff


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-26
GRAPHIC=None


The Roanoke Times will soon look a little different.
It will be missing the work of a reporter who has been with the paper for nearly four decades.
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VO-NAT


Mag Poff died Tuesday from cancer, but not before giving final instructions for her last column.
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


She began working for the World News, which later became the Roanoke Times, in 19-59.
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SOT 14:10:12
IN Q=She worked here

((JOHN LEVIN/ROANOKE TIMES: SHE WORKED HERE FOR 38 YEARS, IN VARIOUS REPORTING CAPACITIES. THE LAST 18 YEARS OF HER CAREER WERE ON THE BUSINESS STAFF.))
SUPER=01-John Levin/Roanoke Times;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=business staff.
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VO-NAT


Her longtime boss says Poff will be best remembered for what became one of her favorite assignments.
In the Monday "Money Page" she answered people's questions about personal finance.
Mag Poff was 65.
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S-Mounted-Patrol


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-30
GRAPHIC=None


Two new recruits to the Martinsville police department will be earning their hay.
Tina Tenret explains.
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SOT
IN Q= Chief and Jerry Lee
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00
SUPER=01-Steve Joyce/Martinsville Police Dept.; :21
SUPER=@Tina2;:26
RUNS=0:59
OUT Q=News 7, Martinsville

nostrils ((
Chief and Jerry Lee are the newest faces in Martinsville. hooves
Together, they walk the streets to make sure there's no horsing around. cops on horseback
The horses are part of Martinsville's Mounted Police Patrol. kids petting horses
Schoolchildren donated pennies and adults gave thousands of dollars so the city could buy the horses...
and now they're getting a warm welcome from the community.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 03:06:55
IN Q= Everyone wants to know

((SGT. STEVEN JOYCE/MARTINSVILLE POLICE: EVERYONE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT THEIR NAMES ARE, HOW TALL THEY ARE, HOW MUCH THEY WEIGH, WHERE DO THEY SLEEP.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=they sleep, laughs

going out toward traffic
But Chief and Jerry Lee have an important mission. horses near traffic
Both have been trained in traffic and shooting situations.
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SOT 03:07:42
IN Q=Particularly

((PARTICULARLY IN PARKING LOTS AND IN MALLS AND THE SHOPPING CENTERS HERE IN TOWN YOU CAN SEE OVER AND AROUND CARS. YOU CAN SEE IN CARS AND PLUS, THE HORSES ARE MOBILE. THEY CAN GO PRETTY MUCH ANYWHERE A MAN CAN GO.))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=a man can go


For now, police are using Chief and Jerry Lee to issue parking tickets uptown.
Sgt. Joyce says they will soon have a home in a refurbished barn...
and he hopes to add more new recruits in the near future.
Tina Tenret, News 7, Martinsville.))

OK-TRIAL


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


In Denver, the jury deciding the fate of Oklahoma city bomber Timothy McVeigh resumes deliberations this morning.
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VO-NAT


Before the jury received the case yesterday both sides gave their closing arguments.
The prosecution told jurors McVeigh deserves to die.
The defense suggested if his life is spared McVeigh might talk, possibly implicating others in the conspiracy.
But bomb survivors and relatives of the victims are simply seeking justice.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=

(( CHARLES TOMLIN/FATHER OF BOMB VICTIM: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A DEATH PENALTY BUT IF THEY COME BACK WITH LIKE IN PRISON, I'LL HAVE TO SETTLE FOR THAT. ))
SUPER=01-Charles Tomlin/Father of Bomb Victim;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=settle for that.
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VO-NAT


One of McVeigh's attorney's angered bombing victims with his suggestion that all Americans bear some responsibility for the bombing because of government injustices like the ill-fated siege at Waco, Texas.
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Missing-Sisters


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#=NET C
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


More evidence that a serial killer is responsible for the deaths of three Spotsylvania County girls.
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VO-NAT


Two of the bodies reportedly were found with their genital areas shaved.
An autopsy shows 16- year- old Sofia Silva had been shaven when her body was found last October.
And W-U-S-A-T-V in Washington quotes sources as saying 15- year- old Kristin Lisk had also been shaven.
SUPER=03-Spotsylvania/Last Month;


Her body was found with her 12-year old sister last month.
The cases have other similarities. Sofia and the Lisk sisters disappeared from their homes shortly after school- all of the bodies were found in water.
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Disaster-relief


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=flood relief


Federal help is on the way to victims of disasters in 35 states.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;


President Clinton yesterday signed the latest version of the disaster relief bill.
It contained more than five-and-a-half billion dollars' worth of aid.
The legislation did not contain the unrelated amendments that prompted the president to veto the original measure earlier this week.
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E-Garden-City


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#=97-28
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City Seal


And some relief is on the way to some local flood victims.
Roanoke City has bought seven homes in the flood prone area of Garden City.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The city is using a combination of federal, state and local funds to purchase the properties.
39 homes qualify for the program.
After the sale the city will be responsible for maintaining the property.
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SOT 10:36:32
IN Q=we do an

((GREG REED/ROANOKE CITY ENGINEER: WE DO AN ASBESTOS SURVEY TO SEE IF THERE'S GOING TO BE ANY CONTAMINATION WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH BEFORE WE DEMOLISH THE HOME. AND CURRENTLY WE ARE PLANNING TO TEAR DOWN THE HOMES WE'VE PURCHASED.))
SUPER=01-Greg Reed/Roanoke City Engineer;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=WE'VE PURCHASED
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/June 1995;


Flood waters devastated the neighborhood nearly two years ago.
Reed says this is a voluntary buy-out program.
He says residents receive a purchase agreement based on an independent appraisal of their property.
The city is closing on one or two homes a week.
Reed expects the city will buy at least 30 of the 39 eligible homes.
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2-E-Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#=97-29
GRAPHIC=Accident


A boy who was run over by a city- owned vehicle yesterday is still in critical condition this morning.
Police say the Roanoke employee driving the vehicle will NOT be charged with wrongdoing.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Eight- year- old Markese (mar-Keese) Terry of Roanoke apparently did not notice a stop sign as he rode his bike through the intersection of Orange Avenue and 12th Street yesterday afternoon.
Traffic Bureau investigators say the bike did NOT have brakes.
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Crash-Report


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Plane crash investigation


A preliminary report on this month's fatal crash of a single-engine plane in Montgomery County
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VO-NAT

6/3; 97-34; plane-crash
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./June 3;

said the Cessna turned sharply before diving nose first into a hillside.
The National Transportation Safety Board report also said the plane lost a wing before impact.
The June 3rd crash killed all three men aboard.
The N-T-S-B report did NOT say whether instrument or engine failure played a part in the crash.
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2-Bedford-Schools


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=education


An two and a half hour executive session of the Bedford County school board ended last night with NO action being taken against superintendent John Kent.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford/Last Night;


It was board member Betty Earle who first suggested last month that Dr. Kent be suspended with pay while his job performance is investigated.
Some had blamed him for the financial problems the Bedford County school system has endured the last few years.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=none


School board members DID fill out job evaluation forms, which could include suggested improvements the board wants Dr. Kent to make in the coming year.
While he's made no decision, Kent also notes he has the option of retiring, having completed thirty years of service in public education.

p-parental-notification


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=amo
TAPE#597-29
GRAPHIC=planned parenthood


Planned Parenthood is enlisting the aid of the court in its attempts to block Virginia's new Parental Notification law from going into effect.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Yesterday the organization filed a lawsuit in federal court attempting to prevent the law that will soon require minors to notify a parent before getting an abortion.
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SOT 13:41:23
IN Q=we believe

((DAVID NOVA/PLANNED PARENTHOOD PRESIDENT: WE BELIEVE THAT PARENTAL NOTIFICATION, THE LAW PASSED THIS YEAR IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL. WE BELIEVE IT DOES PUT MINORS' HEALTH AT RISK.)) ((GOVERNOR GEORGE ALLEN: THE CLEAR WILL OF THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA IS THAT A PARENT OUGHT TO BE NOTIFIED IF THEIR 17 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER IS CONSIDERING UNDERGOING THE TRAUMATIC SURGERY OF ABORTION.))
SUPER=01-David Nova/Planned Parenthood President; :00
SUPER=@allen; :14
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=surgery of abortion
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VO-NAT


Planned Parenthood says 60-percent of minors seeking abortions already involve their parents in the decision--
And nine percent of all abortions are to minors.
The organization says that one girl each week, is from out of state-- trying to avoid her home state's abortion laws.
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ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=none


The case is scheduled to be heard in Lynchburg Federal Court June 24th.

Beyer


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


Democrat Don Beyer claims in T-V ads that if he's elected governor, he'll be Virginia's first chief executive who's also a certified auto mechanic.
But Beyer's mechanic papers expired in the late '80s, shortly before he entered politics.
An official of the certifying organization said the expiration does NOT matter and Beyer can still call himself a mechanic.
But Republicans says Beyer has a credibility problem.
Beyer's spokeswoman said allowing the papers to lapse is NOT unusual for someone running an auto dealership.
Beyer's family owns Don Beyer Volvo in Falls Church.

E-Seance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#=97-27
GRAPHIC=Salem Avalanche


It's Friday the 13th and the Salem Avalanche arranged to mark the night with a seance at the ball park.
But some fundamentalist pastors and Christian Radio station managers say it's the work of the devil.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/Wednesday Night;


Wednesday night the Avalanche held a bat burning before the Kinston game.
But, Salem lost anyway.
The Avalanche news release says it's time to "call on a higher power to chase away the heavy black cloud that hangs over us."
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SOT
IN Q=It's actually more theatrics

((IT'S ACTUALLY MORE THEATICS, NO DEMONS, AN ACT, REALLY MORE THAN A SEANCE.))
SUPER=01-Dave Oster/Avalanche General Manager; :00

((THIS TO THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, AN ACT OF WITCHCRAFT, EVEN IF IT'S MIMICKING AN ACT OF WITCHCRAFT IS OFFENSIVE. ))
SUPER=01-Leon Spradlin/WWWR General Manager; :16
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=offensive.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Salem Avalanche


The Avalanche General manager released a statement last night saying the team never meant to offend anyone with the event.
A press conference is scheduled for this morning.
The team DID win its game last night.

4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=mlb


In sports,
Anaheim collected 16 hits including three homers to double up San Diego 8-to-4.
For that and the rest of last night's baseball scores let's check the scoreboards.
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WIPE TO SCORES
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5011;
SUPER=0093-/Kinston/3/j/Salem/7////Winston-Salem/4/j/Lynchburg/5//11 Innings/;
SUPER=X5010;
SUPER=0091-/Baltimore/5/j/Boston/9///j/Milwaukee/6//Cleveland/2///;
SUPER=X5012;
SUPER=0096-j/San Francisco/4//Texas/3//Interleague Game//San

Diego/4/j/Anaheim/8///;
SUPER=X5009;
SUPER=0096-j/Los Angeles/4//Oakland/5////Colorado/11/j/Seattle/12///;
RUNS=:28

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