06:00-01

E-Bramblett

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#97-72
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


A routine fire call, that turns into a gruesome murder scene.
It sounds like something out of the pages of a detective magazine.
Keith Humphry spoke to police who say Earl Bramblett murdered a Vinton family "by the book."
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SOT
IN Q=THIS book...
SUPER=03-Vinton/Tuesday; :16
SUPER=10-Barry Keesee/Va. State Police Special Agent/Wednesday; :22
SUPER=01-Helen Akers/Missing Girl's Mother; 1:42
RUNS=2:30
OUT Q=Humphry NEWS 7.

((
THIS book- -a pulp periodical called "Front Page Detective."
It was seized from Bramblett's motel room. The magazine came out ten days before the Hodges family was murdered.
Police believe Bramblett selected bits and pieces from various articles in the magazine to set the stage at the Hodges house. The family allowed us inside for the first time this week.
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SOT 13:55:15 Kessee
IN Q=

((IT'S REWARDING TO SEE THE HODGES AND THE FULCHER FAMILY FINALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO THEIR LOVED ONES.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=


The magazine was introduced as evidence... it's significance never explained... until now.
One article profiles a murder on August 29th- -the day the Hodges were found dead in their home.
Another refers to a note about a "family emergency." Authorities believe Bramblett forced Teresa Hodges to post notes on the door about a family emergency to warn off visitors.
There's an article about setting fire to destroy the evidence.
The same one refers to kerosene splashed all over a woman's body- -just what Bramblett did to Teresa Hodges.
Her charred body was found face down on the living room couch- -her feet sticking up in the air, just like a woman in the magazine.
The master bedroom was made to look like it had been ransacked, "searched thoroughly and left a mess," just as it was in the Hodges house.
Blaine Hodges body was covered with a curtain- -again mimicking the magazine.
Bramblett may even have gotten the idea of ditching evidence in the dumpster behind the sign company where he worked from one of the stories.
Many people believe this was not the first time Bramblett committed a crime involving young girls.
Helen Akers' daughter Tammy disappeared in 1976. She's afraid she'll never know what happened.
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SOT 11:34:00
IN Q=

((BUT I BELIEVE THAT EARL WAS CLOSE ENOUGH TO TAMMY TO WHERE HE PROBABLY KNOWS WHAT DID HAPPEN OR PERHAPS WHERE HER BODY IS.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=


Tammy Lynn Akers was one of several teenaged girls who worked for Bramblett at the sign shop on Fifth Street.
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SOT STARTS ON 2-SHOT REVERSE 11:37:45
IN Q=

((I JUST WANT TO KNOW THAT I HAVE MY BABY'S REMAINS BACK IN A PLACE WHERE I KNOW WHERE THEY ARE.:09AND THAT IS MY PLEA TO HIM, AND IF HE SEES THIS I HOPE HE ANSWERS.))
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=


About ten days after police had locked up the Hodges house... they found this on the doorstep. Earl Bramblett often referred to 11-year old Winter Hodges as his "Angel Doll." ))

IRAQ


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


A U-N diplomatic team ended its mission to Baghdad today, without winning Iraq's compliance with U-N weapons demands.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


The U-N mediators say Iraq is willing to let U-N inspections, continue but only without Americans.
The White House has insisted that inspections continue in accordance with the Gulf War cease-fire, and is not ruling out military action if Iraq continues to interfere.
For now Iraq has suspended its orders to expel the Americans.
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S-Connex


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-68
GRAPHIC=Business News


Connex Pipe Systems in Botetourt County does most of its business overseas.
So the company usually doesn't get to meet its customers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Troutville


That wasn't the case yesterday.
A group of Chinese engineers visited the Troutville facility.
They're buying three-million dollars' worth of pipe for a power plant in the Chinese province Jiangsu (JANG-sue).
For the engineers, it was a chance to check out their investment.
And for Connex, it was a chance to show off its pipes.
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SOT 02:10:51
IN Q=WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS

((BOB BELDYK/CONNEX VICE PRESIDENT: WHAT'S GREAT ABOUT THIS IS WE HAVE FIRST-TIME EXPOSURE WITH THIS PARTICULAR CUSTOMER. AND IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THEM COME INTO OUR FACILITY, SEE OUR CAPABILITIES, SEE WHAT WE CAN DO, AND ALSO SHOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE VIRGINIA-ROANOKE AREA.))
SUPER=01-Bob Beldyk/Connex Vice President
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=virginia-roanoke area
(----------------)
VO-NAT


After the tour, the engineers got a few gifts to commemorate their visit to the Valley.
They're going home with Connex hats, Botetourt County mugs, and lots of Virginia peanuts.
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One-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;

ROLL COLD OUT OF BREAK
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SOT
IN Q=Welcome back
SUPER=12-Floyd Co.; :00
SUPER=13-Dennis Anderson/Virginia Dept. of Forestry; :22
RUNS=2:54
OUT Q=News 7 Mornin' returns.



(tosses to stocks)

Stocks
Comm#2


E-Goodyear


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-71
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Continuous work is not something union members at the Danville Goodyear plant want.
Tina Tenret reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Union members
SUPER=01-Danny Barber/Union President; :19
SUPER=01-Kori Reed/Communications Manager; 1:04
SUPER=@Tina2; 1:16
RUNS=1:22
OUT Q=News 7 Danville

(( Union members stood outside the voting hall pressuring people to vote against going continuous -- and they may have succeeded.
817 people voted against a continuous work week -- 760 for it.
This means Danville Goodyear employees will NOT have to work Sundays -- and they will earn double-time when they do.
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SOT 55:50
IN Q=I've always been against continuous

((DANNY BARBER/UNION PRESIDENT: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AGAINST CONTINUOUS BECAUSE I PERSONALLY FEEL WHEN A PERSON WORKS ON SUNDAYS IT SHOULD BE UP TO THAT INDIVIDUAL. IT'S BEEN NOTED OVER THE YEARS THAT IN THIS AREA, WE'VE BEEN KNOWN TO BE WORKING AND LIVING IN THE BIBLE BELT. THERE ARE PEOPLE THAT WORK IN THIS PLANT THAT OBSERVE THE SABBATH AS THE HOLY BOOK -- THE HOLY BIBLE -- SAYS IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE OBSERVED AND I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD RESPECT THAT.))
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=everyone should respect that
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VO-NAT


But managers say this is bad news for Danville's Goodyear.
They say they can not make enough tires without working continuously -- and now they may close the plant.
Goodyear is Danville's second largest employer -- with the highest pay rate in town.
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SOT 1:45:58
IN Q=The vote today is very

((KORI REED/COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER: THE VOTE TODAY IS VERY IMPORTANT TO THE FUTURE OF THE DANVILLE-GOODYEAR PLANT. AT CURRENT CAPACITY WE CANNOT MEET DEMAND FOR MEDIUM RADIAL TRUCK TIRES. WE HAVE ALREADY LOST SOME MARKET SHARE BECAUSE WE CANNOT MEET THIS DEMAND. ))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=meet this demand


Danville is the only Goodyear plant that does NOT have a continuous work cycle.
Tina Tenret, News7, Danville))


E-Wendell-Scott


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#97-76
GRAPHIC=NONE


Danville will honor the only black race car driver to ever win a NASCAR race by renaming a road after him.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/1986;


Nascar's first black driver, Wendell Scott began racing almost 50 years ago in Danville.
He did not have sponsors or much money -- but he made his own cars and frequently finished in the top ten.
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SOT 2:22:37
IN Q=My father was a gem

((WENDELL SCOTT JR./SON: MY FATHER WAS A GEM OF A MAN YET ONE OF THE MOST PRACTICAL APPROACHABLE PEOPLE I EVER SAW IN MY LIFE. A GOOD WAY TO DESCRIBE MY FATHER IS LOYAL.)) ((I WAS A LITTLE BOY WHEN WENDELL SCOTT PASSED AWAY. BUT I KNOW HE WOULD STOP WORKING ON HIS CAR AND FIX MY BICYCLE FOR ME WHEN I WAS A LITTLE BOY. I KNOW HE WOULD FIX MY BICYCLE RIGHT EVERY TIME.))
SUPER=07-Wendell Scott, Jr.;
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=right every time
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Soon Keens Mill Road will be called Wendell Scott Drive -- and there could be a museum in Scott's honor.
Some say it will show young people that even with nothing, they can rise to the top.
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SOT 8:50:15
IN Q=I just wish it could

((FRANCES MONTAGUE/NEIGHBOR: I JUST WISH IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED WHEN WENDELL WAS LIVING SO HE COULD HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE GOOD THINGS THEY'RE DOING FOR HIM NOW. YOU KNOW WE OFTEN WAIT UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE TO GIVE PEOPLE THEIR ROSES -- AND NOW HE'S NOT HERE TO SMELL ANY OF THE FRAGRANCE OF IT.))
SUPER=01-Frances Montague/Neighbor;
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=any of the fragrance of it
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VO-NAT


Wendell Scott died in 19-90.
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2Woman's-War


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=A Woman's War


You may have heard historians say the ghosts of the Civil War live on in this country.
But at the Bedford plantation home called Avenel, some say one walks the halls.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


Avenel is rich in history, but those responsible for restoring the grand old home say at one of the original owners remains.
Peggy Maupin has seen "The White Lady," and has her own ideas as to who it is.
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SOT 03:42:05
IN Q=I'D SAY IT'S

((PEGGY MAUPIN/FORMER AVENEL OWNER: I'D SAY IT'S MS. BURWELL. OTHERS CALL IT SOMEONE ELSE, BUT WHO ELSE WOULD IT BE BUT MS BURWELL. SHE WAS LOOKING AFTER HER HOME.))
SUPER=01-Peggy Maupin/Former Avenel Owner;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=AFTER HER HOME
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take 6 promo-4644essC
Denise Allen will introduce us to the "White Lady of Avenel" in the final part of her series, "A Woman's War."
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Two-Steve


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#MR-1
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon;



(AD LIB)



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SOT
IN Q=I know what
SUPER=13-Anna Wentworth/Arts Reviewer; :00
SUPER=18-Columbia; :15
SUPER=18-Anna's Grade "C"; 1:07
RUNS=1:11
OUT Q=same old stuff

(("I know what you did last Summer" is the latest "teens in danger of being chopped into hamburger" flick. It has a few scary moments, but is ultimately disappointing, squandering some good potential plot twists for the same old cliches.
The movie centers around 2 teen couples. The first is a beauty queen played by Sarah Michelle Geller and her obnoxious jock boyfriend played by Ryan Phillippe. Couple number 2 consists of Jennifer Love Hewitt as a studious young girl and Freddie Prinz Jr. as her boyfriend.
The fun begins when the four teens hit a pedestrian on a dark lonely stretch of road. In fear of a manslaughter charge they sink the body into the harbour, only the man isn't completely dead.
When the four start getting threatening letters they try and find out who is stalking them, with predictable results.
The rest of the movie consists of a "man with a hook", referencing an old urban legend, killing off various members of the cast.
There's a lot of running and screaming and the young actors do a good job of both. Anne Heche has a small role as a strange and threatening country woman, but not much is done with the character. "I Know what you did Last Summer" gets a C, after a promising start it ends up being the same old stuff.))
Steve Live

Double Boxes=SPA & KMC
(toss to Kimberly)



us-IRAQ


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


U-N diplomats left Baghdad today without a breakthrough in talks with Iraq.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;


The delegation leader says Iraq is not complying with the U-N's order to rescind the ban on American inspectors.
Iraq says the weapons inspection teams can continue their work, but without the Americans.
The White House has insisted that inspections continue in accordance with the Gulf War cease-fire, and is not ruling out military action if Iraq continues to interfere.
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ASIAN-stocks


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=stocks


Another devastating day for Asian stock markets.
Tokyo's Nikkei (nee-kay) average fell more than four percent.
In Hong Kong, interest rate worries led the main stock index to a five percent drop.
U-S markets also suffered losses YESTERDAY.
Traders today will be looking for inflation hints in a federal wage report.

Wendell-Scott


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-76)
GRAPHIC=NONE


It's not a new Danville road, but it will soon have a new name.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/1986;


Keens Mill Road will soon be called Wendell Scott Drive, in honor of the only black race car driver to ever win a NASCAR race.
Scott started racing almost 50 years ago in Danville.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 2:22:37
IN Q=My father was a gem

((WENDELL SCOTT JR./SON: MY FATHER WAS A GEM OF A MAN YET ONE OF THE MOST PRACTICAL APPROACHABLE PEOPLE I EVER SAW IN MY LIFE. A GOOD WAY TO DESCRIBE MY FATHER IS LOYAL.))
SUPER=07-Wendell Scott, Jr.;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=is loyal
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Scott did not have sponsors or much money -- but he made his own cars and frequently finished in the top ten.
Some say the road will show young people that even with nothing, they can rise to the top.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 8:50:15
IN Q=I just wish it could

((FRANCES MONTAGUE/NEIGHBOR: I JUST WISH IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED WHEN WENDELL WAS LIVING SO HE COULD HAVE SEEN SOME OF THE GOOD THINGS THEY'RE DOING FOR HIM NOW. ))
SUPER=01-Frances Montague/Neighbor;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=him now.
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Wendell Scott died in 19-90.
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5-Tire-Dump


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#597-42
GRAPHIC=roanoke co.


It's taken 30 years, but a Roanoke County man now has the second largest tire dump in Virginia.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.;


County officials say it's an environmental hazard.
The tire dump is near many subdivisions in Southwest Roanoke County.
About three- million tires are sitting in the dump and the county says someone needs to get rid of them.
The owner of the dump says it may be time for him to give in and move on.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 10:46:20
IN Q=The county's

((WILLY KEELING:THE COUNTY'S BEEN FIGHTING US NOW AND DOING US WRONG FOR YEARS))
SUPER=07-Willy Keeling
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=for years
(----------------)
VO-NAT


If Roanoke County takes the land over, citizens may have to pay the clean up costs.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 13:15:07
IN Q=If your looking

((PAUL MAHONEY/COUNTY ATTORNEY:IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT THREE MILLION TIRES AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE VERY ROUGH, STEEP TERRAIN ON MR KEELING'S PROPERTY THE ESTIMATE WOULD PROBABLY BE CLOSER TO SIX MILLION))
SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/Roanoke Co. Attorney;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=six million
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=HOLD


Keeling says he IS selling the land and the tires--
He would not release who the buyer is, but says its a large rubber manufacturer.

Three-Steve


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=spa
TAPE#M97-12
GRAPHIC=NONE


On Record Set
SUPER=15-Steve Pardon

ROLL COLD OUT OF BIRTHDAYS
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=Its late fall
SUPER=12-Floyd Co.; :00
SUPER=13-Arthur Cox/Indian Creek Tree Farm; :16
RUNS=3:04
OUT Q=really brings the color up


Steve Live

Double Boxes=SPA & MEL
(Toss to Melanie)


Bramblett


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#net (edit of 97-72)
GRAPHIC=Bramblett


A book may have been the blue print for Earl Bramblett as he killed the Hodges family three years ago.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton/Tuesday;


"Front Page Detective." was seized from Bramblett's motel room.
One article profiles a murder on August 29th- -the day the Hodges were found dead in their home.
There's an article about setting fire to destroy the evidence.
The same one refers to kerosene splashed all over a woman's body- -just what Bramblett did to Teresa Hodges.
Many people believe this was not the first time Bramblett committed a crime involving young girls.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 11:33:00 -Helen Akers
IN Q=

((MY DAUGHTERS WORKED AT EARL'S SHOP ON FIFTH STREET, BECAUSE WE DIDN'T LIVE FAR FROM THERE. AND SHE SPENT A GREAT DEAL OF TIME THERE. FROM THE TIME LIKE SHE WAS EIGHT YEARS OLD, BECAUSE HER OLDER SISTERS WERE THERE. ))
SUPER=01-Helen Akers/Missing Girl's Mother;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=were there
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Helen Akers' daughter Tammy disappeared in 19-76. She's afraid she'll never know what happened.
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Goodyear


ANCHOR=Kimberly
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#net (edit of 97-71)
GRAPHIC=Goodyear


Union members at the Danville Goodyear plant said no to a continuous work week.
(----------------)
VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


817 people voted against a continuous work week -- 760 for it.
This means Danville Goodyear employees will NOT have to work Sundays -- and they will earn double-time when they do.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 55:50
IN Q=I've always been against continuous

((DANNY BARBER/UNION PRESIDENT: I'VE ALWAYS BEEN AGAINST CONTINUOUS BECAUSE I PERSONALLY FEEL WHEN A PERSON WORKS ON SUNDAYS IT SHOULD BE UP TO THAT INDIVIDUAL.))
SUPER=01-Danny Barber/Union President; RUNS=:10
OUT Q=that individual
(----------------)
VO-NAT


But managers say this is bad news for Danville's Goodyear.
They say they can not make enough tires without working continuously -- and now they may close the plant.
(----------------)
ANCHOR=Kimberly
SS=HOLD


Danville is the only Goodyear plant that does NOT have a continuous work cycle.


5-Firetruck-Folo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=tte
TAPE#597-50
GRAPHIC=NONE


Pittsylvania County firefighters are mourning the loss of a fellow firefighter who was killed on the way to battle a blaze.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tunstall;


Thirty- year- old Sam Bradner died after the firetruck rolled over on him.
He was taking water to a fire when the truck veered around this curve -- and flipped.
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SOT 3:11:20
IN Q=We were all devastated

((PAUL TUCKER/FIREFIGHTER: WE WERE ALL DEVASTATED. THIS IS SOMETHING WE NEVER EXPECTED. IT'S A TERRIBLE THING AND IT'S NOT ONLY AFFECTING US. IT'S AFFECTING ALL OUU BROTHERS AND SISTER FIRE DEPARTMENTS AROUND US. WE'RE LIKE A FAMILY.))
SUPER=01-Paul Tucker/Firefighter;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=like a family
(----------------)
VO-NAT


Bradner's colleagues say he was dedicated and hard working.
This was the first death for the department.
Firefighters are learning from the tragedy-- saying they'll respond more carefully to emergencies.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 3:03:00
IN Q=We've got to pick up

((KENNETH HUDSON/CHIEF: WE'VE GOT TO PICK UP AND KEEP GOING. SAM, HE WOULD HAVE WANTED US TO DO THAT. HE WOULD NOT HAVE WANTED US TO LAY DOWN AND DIE.))
SUPER=01-Kenneth Hudson/Chief;
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=lay down and die
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VO-NAT


Bradner had a five- year- old son and planned to get married later this month.
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4-Scores


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NBA


In sports,
The New York Knicks won in Phoenix for the first time in almost eight years.
For yesterday's scores, let's take a look at the scores boards.
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WIPE TO BOARDS
SUPER=#556
SUPER=X5028;
SUPER=0096-j/Seattle/109//Toronto/92////Philadelphia/93/j/Milwaukee/100///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0096-j/New York/105//Phoenix/75///;
SUPER=x5031;
SUPER=0103-/Washington/0/j/Boston/2///j/Florida/4//Buffalo/2///;
SUPER=x5031;
SUPER=0103-/Phoenix/1/j/Ottawa/4////Edmonton/2/j/Philadelphia/6///;
SUPER=x5009;
SUPER=0103-j/Chicago/2//St. Louis/1///j/Los Angeles/5//Tampa Bay/2///;
RUNS=:35

(-------------) OUT Q=........last score."