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ANCHOR=Keith

They say his home was immaculate- -but authorities ALSO say they found a lot of coke, cash and guns.
We'll get details on the arrest ...in a moment on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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VO-NAT


And take a look at what would be about three million dollars worth of stuff- -IF it were the genuine article.
A tale of counterfeit merchandise ...also coming up.
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Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS HEAD
GRAPHIC=NONE


Tonight in sports, Kelly Dampeer is already making his mark in pro baseball.
Steve Mason has his story plus, J.R. Reid is returning to the Hornets.
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VO-NAT eng#


And we'll check in on the second round of the women's city-county golf tournament that has a new leader.
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Halifax-Drugs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-36
GRAPHIC=Drug Bust Cocaine


A suspected big-time drug dealer from North Carolina is behind bars in Halifax.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.;


The Sheriff's department has watched 44-year-old Tonie Richmond for more than a year.
Acting on a tip, state police and investigators from three counties stopped Richmond on a North Carolina highway last night.
They seized his truck and several grams of cocaine.
After searching his home, police also arrested his girlfriend for possession of cocaine.
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SOT 5:17:46
IN Q=It was a mobile home

((MAJOR RAY LINK/HALIFAX CO. SHERIFF'S DEPT: IT WAS A MOBILE HOME. IT WAS EXTREMELY IMMACULATE AND IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. THE CASWELL COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND NORTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY PATROL GOT A SEARCH WARRANT AND LOOKED THROUGH IT AND LOCATED GUNS, AND SOME CRACK COCAINE, AND A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF MONEY TOO.))
SUPER=01-Major Ray Link/Halifax Co. Sheriff's Dept.;
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OUT Q=amount of money too
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


Link describes Richmond as self-employed ...but says the I-R-S is also investigating him.

Fake-Goods


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#97-43
GRAPHIC=NONE


A federal grand jury has indicted six people who were allegedly selling thousands of dollars worth of phony brand- name goods at a Tazewell County flea market.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


In a raid June first, federal agents confiscated two tractor trailer loads of merchandise with a counterfeit value of about three- million dollars.
The goods include t-shirts, sunglasses, watches and handbags, using fake logos for Nike, Guess? and Tommy Hilfiger.
Investigators say the wholesale operation was selling the goods to people who then sold them on the street.
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SOT 15:09:23
IN Q=much of this

((BOB CROUCH/U.S. ATTORNEY; MUCH OF THIS MATERIAL IS MANUFACTURED OUT OF THE UNITED STATES AND CONSEQUENTLY COSTS AMERICAN JOBS, SECONDLY, THE CONSUMER, UNKNOWNING OF WHAT THEY MIGH BE PURCHASING, THINKING THEY'RE GETTING A DEAL, GETS A PRODUCT OF INFERIOR QUALITY.))
SUPER=01-Bob Crouch/U.S. Attorney;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=of inferior quality
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VO-NAT


Five of the men charged are from far Southwest Virginia, one is from North Carolina.
If convicted, they each face up to ten years in prison.
The counterfeit goods will be destroyed, or given to charity.
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Knowles


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-39
GRAPHIC=Knowles


A Christiansburg man- -known for his attempts to harm himself during his murder trial- -has tried again-- this time in his jail cell.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg/Last Week;


Sheriff's officials say Michael Knowles apparently stabbed himself with part of the wrist band on his watch Monday morning.
The wound required a couple of stitches.
This is the third time he's tried to hurt himself in less than two months.
During his jury trial-- he attempted to cut his neck with part of a disposable razor.
Last week-- he tried to stab himself with a pencil during sentencing for killing his wife.
Knowles has been taken to a state mental hospital.
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L'burg-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-42
GRAPHIC=Murder Investigation


The search for a killer continues in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Yesterday; :00


31- year- old Steven Withers was gunned down near the intersection of 15th and Monroe Streets early Tuesday morning.
SUPER=04-Today; :06


Peace activists gathered at the site today, calling for an end to violence.
They say every murder reaches across neighborhood lines.
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SOT 10:33:33
IN Q=It's not just

((SUSAN RUSTECK/PEACE EDUCATION CENTER: IT'S NOT JUST A PARTICULAR SECTION OF THE CITY AND LIKE YOU SAY WE'RE ALL NEIGHBORS, WE'RE ALL PART OF THE CITY AND THE NEIGHBORHOOD, AND IT DOES AND CAN HAPPEN ANYWHERE FOR A WHOLE VARIETY OF REASONS.))
SUPER=01-Susan Rusteck/Peace Education Center; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=variety of reasons.
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VO-NAT


Police last night recovered the car Withers was driving shortly before he was killed.
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Heat


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-37
GRAPHIC=NONE


Mother Nature is providing some much needed rain for the region... after a dry spell that had some shade-seekers creating unique methods to stay cool. News 7's Tonya Flory reports today's showers ARE cooling things off a bit and replenishing Roanoke's water supply.
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SOT 11:48:15
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IN Q= Our average

((GARY ROBERTSON/UTILITY DIRECTOR:OUR AVERAGE FOR THE LAST THREE DAYS HAS INCREASED ABOUT 40-PERCENT OVER OUR NORMAL WATER USE. YESTERDAY FOR THE SPRING HOLLOW PLANT WE HAD A NEW PEAK RECORD OF THREE-POINT-SIX MILLION GALLONS A DAY ))
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OUT Q=gallons a day

but the county has not put any restrictions on water use...but where is all the water going...
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SOT 11:49:20
IN Q= I'm sure there is

((GARY ROBERTSON/UTILITY DIRECTOR:I'M SURE THERE IS A LOT OF GRASS WATERING AND PROBABLY SOME KIDS SWIMMING AND PLAYING IN THE WATER.))
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OUT Q= in the water
(nat sound kids at day care)The Coutry Bear Day Care is not only providing

babysitting service, they've also created a water slide for children to play while keeping cool...
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((ALEXIS CUNDIFF/DAY CARE:WE'RE SLIDING DOWN SOME TARPS AND HAVING WATER PLAY AND GETTING SPRAYED WITH THE HOSE))
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OUT Q= with the hose
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SOT 14:27:33
IN Q= Because I get

((KYLE STUART/DAY CARE:CUZ I GET SOAKED AND IT COOLS US OFF))
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OUT Q= cools us off

And when bubbles are added to the water...
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SOT 14:29:22
IN Q= They make it

((CHELSEA KELLEY/DAY CARE; THEY MAKE IT MORE SLICK SO WE CAN GO DOWN FASTER AND WE CAN GET MORE WET. AND YOU GET A BATH TOO--UH, HUH))
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OUT Q=bath too...uh-huh.

stand up ((now that the temperatures have dropped, residents are staying indoors not to keep cool, but to stay dry. Tonya Flory, News 7))
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on the newscast, a Roanoke Valley charity says relief is in sight for its own problems,
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and we'll see how a man from Lynchburg is using Stone Age techniques to make surgical tools that are on the cutting edge.
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Bickley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-32
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A Wythe County man believes his past is one reason prosecutors went after him for allegedly threatening an I-R-S employee.
David Bickley was indicted today after declining an offer for unsupervised probation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Max Meadows;


Bickley says he was frustrated with the government because several trees had been cut down in his yard without permission and 14- hundred dollars was missing from his tax return.
But says he never used threatening language while on the phone with a female worker.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/March 17;


Last March-- Bickley chained himself to a bench in front of the Poff Federal Building in Roanoke-- upset over the trees that had been cut down in his yard.
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Stone-Knives


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-34
GRAPHIC=NONE


Medical science is mostly about modern inventions, but some doctors across the country are falling back on a Stone Age tool for performing surgery.
Steve Smallshaw introduces us to a Lynchburg man who makes scalpels the VERY old- fashioned way.
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(( Armed only with a block of obsidian and replicas of ancient tools, anthropologist Errett Callahan is employing Stone Age technology to produce a modern medical marvel.
natsot 8:18:19

((THEN I HOLD MY BREATH AND PUSH DOWN.. THERE WE GO.))
RUNS=:07


Each push flakes off a thin slice of volcanic glass, about six inches long with edges that are more than a hundred times sharper than steel.
natsot cutting 8:46:00
RUNS=:02


Callahan then dulls down one edge of the knife, and leaves a small cutting blade on the other.. the finished product is almost identical to a modern surgical scalpel.
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SOT 8:19:03
IN Q=And doctors

((ERRETT CALLAHAN/ANTHROPOLOGIST: AND DOCTORS DON'T WANT A TOOL WHICH THEY HAVE TO RELEARN HOW TO HOLD, THEY WANT SOMETHING OF THE SAME LENGTH, WIDTH, THICKNESS AND CURVATURE OF THEIR TRADITIONAL SCALPELS AND THIS COMES PRETTY CLOSE TO THAT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=close to that.


The prismatic blades, as they're called, sell to physicians for about 20 dollars apiece.. and there are no unsatisfied customers.
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SOT 8:29:03
IN Q=There's never been

((ERRETT CALLAHAN: THERE'S NEVER BEEN THE SLIGHTEST DRAWBACK TO ANY OF THE PIECES AS FAR AS BREAKING OR DAMAGING OR DULLING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. IT'S JUST A GOOD PRODUCT THAT'S SITTING THERE WAITING TO BE DISCOVERED.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to be discovered.
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Standup
IN Q=Some doctors

((Some doctors HAVE discovered the prismatic blades.. in fact, the Callahans physician here in Lynchburg used one to deliver their daughter eight years ago. But without extensive research, many doctors apparently are reluctant to try them.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=to try them.


Those who HAVE used them say the prismatic blade cuts more cleanly, leaving less of a scar.
In his quiet workshop, Errett Callahan continues to make them.. waiting for 20th century doctors to catch up with a 2500- year- old tool.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

New-Motels


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#97-38
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Roanoke motel that had become a downtown eyesore celebrated the completion of its facelift, name and ownership changes this morning.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The new Howard Johnson Express Inn officially opened for business today.
Its owner says when he began renovating the former Travel Lodge in March, the walls were the only thing left standing.
The project represents almost a half- million- dollars worth of work.
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SOT 01:05:38
IN Q=Everything

((SONNY SHAH/HOWARD JOHNSON OWNER-OPERATOR: EVERYTHING IS BRAND NEW. WE HAVE NEW WALLPAPERS, CARPETS, REFRIGERATORS, MICROWAVES, TV'S, AIR CONDITIONERS, BATHROOM FLOOR. EVERYTHING IS BRAND NEW.))
SUPER=01-Sonny Shah/Howard Johnson Owner-Operator;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=brand new.
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VO-NAT


Also today the AmeriSuites Valley View held its official grand opening celebration.
The hotel has actually been open since March.
It is specifically designed for corporate travelers.
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Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE


A big day on Wall Street today as a 63 point surge pushed TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE
the DOW past the eight-thousand mark for the first time.
NASDAQ rose 38 points closing at 15-hundred-80. It's tenth straight record close.
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Campaign-Spending


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-45
GRAPHIC=Campaign 97


Democratic candidate for governor Don Beyer is the big winner so far-- at least when it comes to campaign fundraising.
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VO-NAT


So far, Beyer has raised four- point- nine million dollars.
This puts Beyer on track to meet or surpass the record nine-point- two million raised by Marshall Coleman in his 1989 bid for governor.
Meanwhile, Republican challenger Jim Gilmore has received four- point- four million.
In the money race for lieutenant governor, Republican candidate John Hager has picked up more than one million dollars.
Democrat L-F Payne isn't far behind at 953- thousand dollars.
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Trust


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#97-33
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke's TRUST trouble center is bursting at the seams.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


But plans are under way for the facility to expand to the house next door.
The added space will provide relief for overcrowding, but creates more demands for volunteers.
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SOT 10:42:55
IN Q=Our shelter at

((JANICE DINKINS/TRUST SHELTER DIRECTOR: OUR SHELTER AT TIMES IS FULL TO CAPACITY AND HAS BEEN REGULARLY FOR THE PAST MONTH TO SIX WEEKS. SO, THE VOLUNTEERS ARE REALLY UNDER A LOT OF STRESS TO DEAL WITH 13 TO 15 PEOPLE IN THE HOME AND TRY TO MONITOR THE HOTLINES. SO, WE NEED VOLUNTEERS RIGHT NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Janice Dinkins/TRUST Shelter Director;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=volunteers right now
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VO-NAT


Dinkins says for the first time in the shelter's history, all of its programs will be housed together.
She says the purchase of the house and the renovation of BOTH buildings will cost 350- thousand dollars.
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TALENT=Keith
SS=NONE


The Trust shelter offers temporary housing to families and individuals in crisis.
The new building is expected to be fully operational in early 1999.

Sports tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Coming up tonight; we will hit the links; from a preview of the British open to the city-county tournament, and a local baseball product is trying to make the grade in the pros.
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SOT
IN Q="former
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OUT Q=...in sports"
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S-Avalanche


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#COPY
GRAPHIC=AVALANCHE


Despite the much needed rain and the active skies this afternoon, the folks over in Salem says the Avalanche game with Frederick is still on for tonight.
The first pitch is still set for 7, at this moment.
SS=HILLCATS


There also has been some rain in Lynchburg this afternoon, but the tarp was on the field when it hit City Stadium, and the Hillcats game with Wilmington also is still on for 7.

S-Dampeer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=CL-97
GRAPHIC=Appalachian league


Kelly Dampeer has found a home with the Appalachian League Burlington Indians.
Steve Mason updates us on his professional career.
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SUPER=01-Kelly Dampeer/Burlington Infielder; :43
SUPER=01-Harry Spilman/Burlington Manager
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((HARRY SPILMAN:))
((A member of the Cleveland Indians organization...a position far removed from quarterbacking the Northside football team, or even leading Radford University's baseball team in hitting. And while Kelly has always spoken softly and carried a big stick; it is defense that's been his ace in the hole at the professional level. ((:)) ((:)) ((:))
In 19 games for Burlington; Dampeer has 19 hits in 72 at bats for a .264 average. He is tied for first in the Appalachian league in doubles with 10. ((:)) ((:))
Playing in Danville, Martinsville, Pulaski, and Burlington; allows Kelly's family and friends to attend his games;. His father, the minister at Oakland Baptist, has four church trips planned this season to watch his son play. ((:)) Dampeer' rookie league season wraps up at the end of August. Steve mason, News 7 sports.)) ((
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S-Golf


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-19
GRAPHIC=Golf Logo


Two time champion Dot Bolling is a round closer to winning her third straight Roanoke City-County golf tournament with the final round scheduled for Hunting Hills tomorrow.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :


Bolling trailed by a shot at the start of today's round. But she knocked in this 15 foot eagle putt at the 8-th hole and she finished the round with a 74 for a total of 150 and a three shot lead on Marilyn Bussey and Janet Cochrane.
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IN Q="I could...

((DOT BOLLING/SECOND ROUND LEADER: )) ((JANET COCHRANE/TIED FOR SECOND: ))
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SUPER=01-Janet Cochrane/Tied For Second; :10
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=Hold Logo


Blue Hills leads the team competition with a 647, Hidden Valley is second followed by The Roanoke Country Club and Countryside.

S-British


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=BRITISH OPEN


The British Open, golf's third major of the year opens tomorrow at the Royal Troon course in Scotland.
Tom Lehman is the defending champ, Brit Colin Montgomerie is the sentimental favorite.
And Tiger Woods is the outright favorite. Tiger played his third practice round today trying to get used to the swirling winds that always plague the Open.

S-NFL


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-13
GRAPHIC=NFL


There have been a couple of notable moves in the NFL today as cams around the league continue to open.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NFL;:00


The Broncos will have pro bowl tight end Shannon Sharpe on hand when they open camp tomorrow.
Sharpe has come to terms with Denver on a three year $7 and a half million dollar deal that ensures he will end his career in Denver.
And the Packers signed veteran linebacker Seth Joyner to a one year deal today.
Joyner was released by the Cardinals in a cost cutting move earlier this year.
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S-JR


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=HORNETS


The Charlotte Hornets have reached into the past to solidify their future.
This afternoon the team announced that it has re-signed J.R. Reid.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=04-NBA; :00


J.R. was the Hornets top draft pick in 1989 and he spent over three seasons with the team before he was traded to San Antonio.
JR, who also starred at Kempsville high in Virginia Beach, played in France last season.
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