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Next on News 7.
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A 20-year-old Danville man was murdered as he opened his front door.
An Air Force report says loose bolts caused this Stealth Fighter Jet to crash.
And tis the season to talk ornaments.
You can pick up decorations from all over the world in Salem.
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News 7 is up next.

Moores


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TAPE#97-88
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When employees at Moore's Lumber and Building Supplies showed up for work this morning, many were greeted with pink slips and severance packages.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Moore's will not say how many people were fired.
But the company confirmed it will close its Roanoke distribution center next month.
It's the first phase of what could be more layoffs.
Oklahoma-based Hope Lumber told News-7 it has purchased Moore's.
Hope's president and C-E-O said Moore's is losing money.
And he said some of the 50-Moore's lumber stores nationwide will close.
The Roanoke area has three Moore's locations.
There's no word tonight on the fate of those stores.
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D'ville-Murder


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TAPE#97-85
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A 20-year-old man was murdered in Danville this morning.
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Malachi Williamson Junior went to open the front door of his Stuart Street home.
SUPER=03-Danville;


That's when relatives say they heard a gunshot and found Williamson on the floor.
They say they don't know who killed him.
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((EMMA BAYNES/VICTIM'S AUNT: JUST PRAYING AND WHOEVER DID IT, I HOPE THEIR CONSCIENCE EATS EM UP AND I HOPE THEY TURN THEIR OWN SELF IN. WE DON'T KNOW WHO DID IT BUT FOR SURE GOD DO.))
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Police say they have no suspects but will send Williamson's body to the Roanoke medical examiner for an autopsy.
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Powell


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*** wipe wipe wipe ***
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SUPER=03-Danville/Today


Meanwhile, an unrelated murder occurred just hours later in Danville.
27-year-old Anthony Ray Powell was found behind a house on Gray Street --
Police say he was shot in the head and died at the hospital.
They say two men wearing dark leather jackets were seen running from the area.
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Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Denise
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TAPE#97-92
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A judge today ordered a psychiatric evaluation for one of two men charged with the brutal murder of a black man in Grayson County.
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SUPER=03-Grayson Co./October 7;


The decision was made during a motions hearing for capital murder suspect-- Louis (LEW-EE) Ceparano.
He's accused of killing Garnett "G-P" Johnson during a drinking party in Elk Creek over the summer.
Ceparano's attorney asked for the evaluation-- which is standard in death penalty cases.
An April court date has been set for Ceparano.
Emmett Cressell, Junior is the other suspect in the case.
He'll be tried in February.
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Grandin-Fire


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TAPE#97-94
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A suspicious fire has left three families homeless.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The blaze broke out around three this afternoon at the Grandin Village apartments in Roanoke.
Fire fighters rescued four people from the building--one by ladder.
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((CAPT. BILL TRENT/ROANOKE FIRE-EMS: WE HAD A GENTLEMAN IN THIS FRONT APARTMENT. HE WASN'T ABLE TO USE THE DOOR SO WE HAD TO USE A GROUND LADDER AND CARRY HIM DOWN THE LADDER.))
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The fire apparently started on the third floor.
Fire officials are still searching for the cause.
Witnesses say an appliance may be the culprit.
This boy's cousin was in the apartment where the fire started.
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((JACOB GOLDSHTEYN/WITNESS: THEY WANTED SOME BREAD AND A TOASTER BLEW UP EVERYTHING JUST STARTED BURNING THEY CAME OUT.))
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Some residents say a fire alarm alerted them of the blaze.
The three displaced families are refugees.
In fact, the building is home to several Bosnian and Russian refugee families--some of them do not speak English.
The families are being put up in a hotel tonight.
No one was injured, but a cat did die in the fire.
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Bank-Robbery


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TAPE#97-81
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A bank robbery in Roanoke earlier today leads local police and the F-B-I in search of witnesses.
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According to the F-B-I, a man walked into the Southwest Virginia Savings Bank near Crossroads Mall around 10 this morning.
Police say the suspect had a small handgun and stuffed an undetermined amount of money into a bag.
He then took off in a gray pick-up truck.
The F-B-I and local police are now looking for a black male-- five feet eleven inches tall and weighing 170 pounds.
He was wearing a gray sweater and jeans.
Anyone with information should contact Roanoke police.
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Warrants


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It was an offer many could not refuse.
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A letter from a new ad agency in town giving away 200 dollars at a local hotel.
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But the 29 Danville residents who walked into the trap were met by police -- who rigged the sting operation to catch people with outstanding warrants.
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((DET. DON BOSTIC/DANVILLE POLICE: MANY OF THE PEOPLE SAID THEY WERE NOT SURPRISED, THAT IT SOUNDED TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE AND THEY KNEW THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE COME. SOME WERE VERY SURPRISED AND IN FACT, A FEW ACTUALLY WANTED THE MONEY TO HELP POST BOND WITH.))
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Only ten percent of the letter's recipients responded -- accused of crimes ranging from drugs to assault.
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Higher-Ed


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TAPE#97-76
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Plans for a higher education center in Roanoke took a big step forward today,
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with the announcement from George Allen that he intends to include a request for nine- million dollars in his final budget proposal for the center.
The Governor predicted the center will "more than pay for itself in new jobs."
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((IT WILL BE A CONVENIENT LOCATION. IT WILL BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE. IT WILL PROVIDE HANDS-ON PRACTICAL TRAINING. I THINK IT WILL BE AN INVIGORATING ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT.))
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As a lame-duck governor, Allen won't be able to push his proposal through the General Assembly, but higher ed center advocates welcomed his endorsement.
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Tease#1



ANCHOR=Jean
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SOFT MUSIC
Still ahead on New-7 at Eleven, the hearings into the crash of Flight 800 are over.
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And where do all the best dressed Christmas trees get thier ornaments?
We'll show you one place in Salem.
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Riner-Wreck


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One of the drivers involved in a traffic accident this afternoon in Montgomery County may have been drinking.
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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Rescue workers say the lid to a bottle of rum was found in 57- year old Samuel Reid's lap.
The nearly empty bottle was found in the floorboard.
Reid was flown by Life Guard Ten to a Roanoke hospital.
He's in serious condition.
The accident happened on Childress Road near Riner.
28- year old Tammy Thornton of Radford was driving the other car.
State police say her injuries did NOT appear serious.
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Monty-Ax


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SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./Yesterday;


The teenage driver involved in a fatal accident just outside Blacksburg will be charged.
State police say 18- year old Edward Gene Rigsby will be charged with reckless driving and failure to wear a seat belt.
Yesterday's crash on Harding Road killed Rigsby's passenger.
17- year old Jarrett Russell Hodge was a student at Blacksburg High school.
Speed was NOT a factor.
State police say Rigsby apparently looked down just before crashing into a tree.
Hodge was NOT wearing a seat belt and struck the windshield.
He died later at a Roanoke hospital.
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KY-Shooting


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Michael Carneal will be tried as an adult for last week's killings at Heath High School in Kentucky.
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A McCracken County grand jury indicted the 14-year-old on capital murder charges.
Carneal allegedly opened fire on a high school prayer group.
Today's indictment includes three counts of capital murder, five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary because investigators believe the gun he used was stolen.
Kentucky law mandates anyone over 14 who commits a serious felony using a firearm be charged as an adult.
Carneal was not in the court room as the nine count indictment was read.
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TWA-800


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The week long hearing into the TWA Flight 800 crash is over.
All 230 passengers aboard died when Flight 800 crashed July of '96.
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SUPER=03-Baltimore, MD;


The hearing was just another step by the National Transportation Safety Board in the information gathering process.
The FBI has concluded that a criminal act was not the cause of the crash.
SUPER=@File;


Earlier today the Federal Aviation Administration testified that jet fuel used by the Navy could make civilian flying safer.
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((THOMAS MCSWEENEY/FAA DIRECTOR: IF YOU COULD IN FACT BE SUCCESSFUL WITH JP-5 IN GETTING IT INTO THE AIRPLANES, IT WOULD NOT REQUIRE A CHANGE TO THE AIRPLANES. IT WOULD GIVE YOU AN IMMEDIATE IMPROVEMENT SUCH THAT NO WING FUEL TANK WOULD HAVE AN EXPLOSIVE MIXTURE. ))
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The NTSB does not expect to release a report on the probable cause until late next year.
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Stealth-Crash


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An Air Force report says poor maintenance caused an F-117 stealth fighter jet to crash.
The crash happened in September, during an air show in Maryland.
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SUPER=03-Middle River, MD;


Investigators say four of five fasteners in the left wing were missing and caused the wing to snap.
Today's report indicated that the wings had been removed and reattached in January of '96.
Two maintenance checks after pilot complaints did not locate the problem.
The pilot in September's crash was able to escape with only minor injuries.
No one on the ground was injured, but several homes were damaged.
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Cosby


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The woman who tried to extort 40-million dollars from actor Bill Cosby was sentenced to jail today.
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SUPER=03-New York;


Judge Barbara Jones sentenced Autumn Jackson to 26 months for her part in the plot to extort money from Cosby.
Jackson says Cosby is her father and had threatened to go to the tabloids with the story.
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((ANDREW SHAU/COSBY SPOKESPERSON MR. COSBY TOLD THE COURT THAT HE WOULD BE SATISFIED WITH ANY SENTENCE AND WAS SURE THE JUDGE WOULD BE FAIR AND JUST.))
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Jackson was convicted in July.
Judge Jones could have given her five years in prison for the blackmail scheme.
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SOFT MUSIC
A fight over the remains of Native Americans.
That story is still ahead on News-7.
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And the latest in computer technology-- it's the Virtual Gravestone.
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Ornaments


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A store in Salem opens its doors in the Fall and closes shop in January.
You may wonder how it manages to turn a profit.
Stacey Martin has more about Ornamentally Speaking.
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(( You could say she's got the whole world in her hand--or in her house may be more like it.
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((NANCY MURPHY/ORNAMENTALLY SPEAKING: THESE ARE ORNAMENTS AGAIN, HAND BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENTS FROM EGYPT, THE UNITED STATES AND GERMANY.))
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Christmas ornaments and decorations may take on an American appeal here with classic characters such as Raggedy Ann and Andy and Betty Boop, but they're actually from foreign countries.
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((NANCY MURPHY/ORNAMENTALLY SPEAKING: THIS IS ONE OF THE WAX ANGELS FROM GERMANY CALLED THE NUREMBERG ANGEL. AND, IT'S A TRADITION IN GERMANY, PREDOMINANTLY IN GERMANY, THE ANGELS HAVE THE WAXED FACE AND WAXED HANDS. NOW, WE DON'T DO THAT HERE. BUT, IN GERMANY THEY DO.))
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The Murphys got their worldly idea while living in Germany and found others were just as eager to share in the holiday spirit and holiday shopping.
New and unusual items for '97 include St. Nick on wheels..
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((NANCY MURPHY/ORNAMENTALLY SPEAKING: THE SANTA BIKER HAS BEEN ONE OF THE FAVORITES BECAUSE HE'S CUTE AND HE'S ON THE LITTLE MOTOR CYCLE.))
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And, a possible cure for bad luck.
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((NANCY MURPHY/ORNAMENTALLY SPEAKING: THESE LARGE BALLS THAT ARE HANGING..THAT ONE, THAT ONE, AND THAT ONE ARE CALLED WITCHES BALLS. AND, THESE WITCHES BALLS HAVE A SMALL HOLE IN THEM AND THE EVIL SPIRITS GO IN THESE HOLES AND CAN'T FIND THEIR WAY BACK OUT.))
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They started setting up their seasonal supply in August and are open until January thirty-first.
Stacey Martin News 7.
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Monacan-Remains


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They were buried more than five hundred years ago, then dug up during the 20th century.
Once a museum curiosity, the remains of dozens of Monacan Indians are currently boxed up in a state warehouse.
Now, the Monacans' descendants want them back.
Steve Smallshaw reports.
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(( Tucked away on a quiet hillside in Amherst County, generations of Monacan Indians lay buried in their tribal cemetery.
Many more Monacans remain UNburied.. THEIR bones are packed away in this Richmond warehouse.
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((DIANE SHIELDS/MONACAN INDIAN: IT'S A SAD THOUGHT, THEY'RE WRAPPED UP IN A BOX SOMEWHERE, AND IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT, THE ONLY BONES AND REMAINS IN THESE MUSEUMS AND HISTORIC DEPARTMENTS ARE INDIAN PEOPLE.))
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Around the turn of the century, amateur archaeologists like Edward Valentine excavated several Indian burial mounds, including this one in Rockbridge County.
Those remains were displayed in the Valentine Museum, but have since been packed away.. along with boxes of more bones found in Orange County in 1988.
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((KEITH EGLOFF/ASST. CURATOR: BOTH THESE MOUNDS AT ONE TIME WERE QUITE LARGE. THEY WERE USED PROBABLY OVER A PERIOD OF A FEW HUNDRED YEARS SO THEY PROBABLY CONTAINED THOUSANDS OF INDIVIDUALS.))
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The descendants of those Indians, the Monacans of central Virginia, have asked the state to return the remains so they can be properly reburied.
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((State officials say they're willing to return the bones, but it may take a while. The remains found in Orange County are definitely of Monacan ancestry, but the Valentine find has not been positively identified as belonging to the tribe. THOSE bones will stay in Richmond while more research is done.))
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((CATHERINE SLUSSER/STATE ARCHAEOLOGIST: WE WILL RESPOND TO THE MONACANS' REQUEST FAIRLY INFORMALLY, MEET WITH THEM AND TRY TO SET UP AN ACTUAL PLAN AND SCHEDULE FOR REBURIAL. WE NEED TO KNOW PRETTY MUCH WHAT THEY WANT TO DO WITH THEM.))
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((KARENNE WOODS/MONACAN INDIAN: I FEEL LIKE OUR PEOPLE DESERVE AND NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM AND THEIR ANCESTORS OVER THE YEARS. AS WE LEARN WHO WE ARE AND WHERE WE WERE, WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHERE WE'RE GOING IN A BETTER WAY.))
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Maybe then, today's Monacans and their ancestors can finally find some peace.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Amherst County.)) Forecasts
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S-Extra


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We'll take a look at today's activities surrounding tomorrow afternoon's Stagg Bowl at Salem Stadium.
But first our Extra Point. How many times has heavyweight George Foreman come out of retirement, Once, Twice well he's at it again.
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SUPER=75-Atlantic City, NJ/CBS SPORTS; :


After losing a majority decision to Shannon Biggs on November 23-rd, Big George said it was his last fight.
Well today Foreman has changed his mind saying the best way to bring in his 50-th birthday is in the ring.
Stay tuned to see who the granddaddy of boxing will meet next. Now, heres the scores.
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S-Vikings


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-9
GRAPHIC=boys Hoops


Over at Northside tonight, The Vikings were locked in a Blue Ridge District match up with Lord Botetourt.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Vikings vs Cavaliers; :OO


The Cavalier cheerleaders doing their thing during the game.
Botetourt's Shawn Osborne drives right pulls up for the jumper and it bounces off the rim several times and then goes down for the deuce.
Northside's Nat Franklin gets it back when he drills the three pointer from the corner in the first quarter.
The Cavaliers answer Jason Hunt SUPER=33-Lord

Botetourt/52/Northside/61/;catches the ball in the low box and puts it in for the Layup and Northside goes on to win the Blue Ridge district game 61 to 52.
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S-PH


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-8
GRAPHIC=Girls Hoops


The Lady Patriots of Patrick Henry upped their record to 3 and 2 on the season tonight routing Roanoke Catholic on the Celtics home floor 46 to 11.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Celtics vs Patriots; :


Captains of the two teams meet with the referee's at mid court before the opening tipoff.
Patrick Henry's Beth Krisha takes the pass down low and spins in scoring off the glass as the Patriots took the lead.
P-H comes right back Tara Cofer gets the ball down low scores the basket drawing the foul for the three point play.
The Lady Patriots put it away when SUPER=33-Patrick Henry/46/Roanoke

Catholic/11/;Sarah Wonson threads the needle to Krisha who puts it up and in and Patrick Henry cruises with the 46 to 11 win over Roanoke Catholic.
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S-MLB


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NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-10
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The highest paid player in baseball will be playing in Beantown next season.
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SUPER=04-MLB; :


The Boston Red sox announced this afternoon that they've signed pitcher Pedro Martinez.
Martinez won the National League Cy Young award last season while playing with Montreal. He was 17 and 8 with a league leading 305 strikeouts.
The contract will reportedly make him the highest paid player in baseball at 75 million.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
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WRITER=Roy
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And coming up, Mike Stevens will check in with today's activities surrounding tomorrow's Stagg Bowl the Redskins and Giants square off tomorrow at the Meadowlands.
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And Dan Kelly, Jim Kelly's agent and brother, says the Baltimore Ravens have not offered Jim a contract to return to the N-F-L.
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S-Football


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11PM
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
SS=STAGG BOWL


The City of Salem is once again playing host to the NCAA division three football championship tomorrow afternoon.
Mike Stevens has a look at some of today's activities leading up to the Stagg Bowl's one o'clock kickoff.
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(( The combatants in tomorrow's game, both defending champ Mt. union and Pennsylvania's Lycoming College got in their final workouts this afternoon.
Earlier today the two unbeatens were part of a big lunch crowd at the Salem Civic Center for the Friday Football Extra Championship luncheon.
Guest speaker Bill Curry, the former head coach at Alabama, Kentucky and Ga. Tech charmed the crowd as he told those in attendance how football teaches great lessons of life every single day. ((BILL CURRY/COLTS PRO BOWLER IN 1971 & 72:))
Despite the way the sky looked over by the stadium this afternoon, Robin says the sun will be shining tomorrow. And if it wasn't for the nip in the air you would think it was July by looking at the field. But mother has had a little help this week.)) ((SCOTT SAMPSON/SALEM STADIUM MANAGER:)) ((WAYNE BURROW/NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP DIRECTOR:)) ((MIKE STEVENS:))

S-Skins


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#RS97-1
GRAPHIC=Redskins Logo


The Washington Redskins have signed guard Keith Sims.
Sims will not play tomorrow in Washington's key match up with the New York Giants.
New York is in first place in the N-F-C east and the Skins need a win to have any hopes of making it to the playoffs.
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((JEFF HOSTETTLER/REDSKIN QUARTERBACK: )) ((KEN HARVEY/REDSKINS LINEBACKER: ))
SUPER=01-Jeff Hostettler/Redskin Quarterback; :
SUPER=01-Ken Harvey/Redskin Linebacker; :14
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=............mistake free."
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S-Kelly


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S7-14
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=04-NFL; :


Jim Kelly's agent and Brother Dan says tonight that Baltimore has not made a contract offer for Jim to return to the N-F-L.
The Buffalo news reported today that the Ravens have offered the 37 year old former Bills quarterback a three year contract.
Kelly, who retired as the Bills all time leading passer last season, says he might consider playing again as a way to help raise money to fight a rare disease that's afflicted his son, Hunter.
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S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=UVA Logo


Virginia will play U-C-L-A in the N-C-A-A men's soccer championship.
Brian West had an assist and scored a goal as the Cavaliers beat St. Louis 3 to nothing in the Semi finals in Richmond.

Virtual-Grave


ANCHOR=Denise
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=dse
TAPE#Net-H
GRAPHIC=Internet
Super=X5052 (loads FX)
Super=X5045 (starts FX)


You can find almost anything on the interenet these days, even gravestones.
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VO-NAT

10:24:45
SUPER=75-Tokyo, Japan;


A Shinto priest in Tokyo has come up with a high-tech way to for people to pay their respects.
Because of land shortages, an entire Tokyo cemetary has been laid out in cyberspace.
Mourners can just point and click for candles, flowers and incense.
The new technology is not without its critics, though.
Some people say it will cheapen the greiving process. Super=X5043 (clears FX) (----------------)