12:00-01

McCane

ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-88
GRAPHIC=NONE


The second in command at the Bedford County sheriff's department is on his way out.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Lieutenant John McCane will step down as of January 15th, according to a release.
McCane currently is the subject of a state police investigation into the possible embezzlement of sheriff's department funds.
He also has been charged with stalking a friend of his estranged wife.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


McCane stated in his resignation that he did not want the negative publicity about his personal life to reflect badly on the department.
Bedford sheriff Mike Brown is on vacation and could not immediately be reached for comment.

Armed-Robbery


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#97-89
GRAPHIC=NONE


No one was hurt in the latest in a string of armed robberies in Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg/Last Night;


Just before ten, a masked gunman entered the Harbor Inn Seafood restaurant on Old Forest Road and demanded money.
Police at first were concerned the suspect was holding employees hostage.
A SWAT team was called in to search the building but the gunman apparently fled without any money.
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SOT 8:13:39
IN Q=It's no question

((LT. EUGENE WINGFIELD/LYNCHBURG POLICE: IT'S NO QUESTION WE JUST MISSED HIM, BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN DOING SOME THINGS IN ORDER TO COMBAT THESE ROBBERIES AND WITHOUT GOING INTO THEM. THERE'S NO QUESTION IN THIS PARTICULAR INCIDENT WE JUST MISSED HIM AND WE JUST WEREN'T ABLE TO GET ENOUGH UNITS HERE IN TIME TO SEAL THE AREA AS WELL AS WE WOULD HAVE LIKED, BUT I THINK CONSIDERING THE CIRCUMSTANCES WE WERE ABLE TO DO PRETTY WELL.))
SUPER=01-Lt. Eugene Wingfield/Lynchburg Police; :00
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=do pretty well.
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VO-NAT


Wingfield says he does NOT know whether last night's robbery is linked to twenty other armed robberies in the area in recent months.
A special task force has been set up to help solve those crimes.
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Hudson


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=12
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#97-84
GRAPHIC=Rke city seal


The arrival of the New Year will bring a change of leadership in the Roanoke City Sheriff's department.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning, Sheriff Alvin Hudson was greeting well- wishers on his last day in office.
Hudson is retiring after 20 years as sheriff and more than 40 years in law enforcement.
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SOT 10:07:03
IN Q=You hate to walk away

((ALVIN HUDSON/ROANOKE CITY SHERIFF: YOU HATE TO WALK AWAY FROM IT, BUT IT'S TIME TO GO. I FEEL THAT I ACCOMPLISHED MOST OF THE GOALS THAT I SET FORTH WHEN I STARTED OVER HERE. I'VE GOT A GOOD DEPARTMENT AND GOOD PEOPLE AND I JUST WANT TO DO SOME OTHER THINGS.))
SUPER=01-Alvin Hudson/Roanoke City Sheriff;
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=want to do some other things.
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VO-NAT


Hudson has turned over his keys to his longtime Chief Deputy George McMillan, who won election as sheriff in November.
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ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=NONE


Hudson is considering a run for another public office, and says he will announce his intentions early in the new year.

DIANA


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Princess Diana


Four months after the death of Princess Diana, witnesses may provide new leads in the accident investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Paris/August 31;


A French newspaper reports at least two people saw a white Fiat weave out of the tunnel where the princess was killed.
The witnesses also gave police a description of the driver.
A white Fiat has been mentioned before, but this is the first time witnesses have linked previous accounts of a weaving car or given a description of the driver.
Evidence indicates the Mercedes sideswiped a small white car just before crashing.
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train-ax


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=train accident


A collision between an Amtrak train and a truck injured at least ten people last night in San Jose, California.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-San Jose, CA;


It happened when the truck, loaded with mushrooms, stalled on the tracks. The truck driver escaped injury, but his vehicle was demolished.
Police be cited him for interfering with the safe operation of a railroad.
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WIPE/WIPE/WIPE

UNITED-LATEST


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=wipe/WIPE/WIPE
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Tokyo/Sunday;


The United Airlines jumbo jet involved in Sunday's fatal turbulence incident left Tokyo for Las Vegas today where it will be inspected by federal officials.
Japanese officials won't comment on a report that the plane is 25- years- old and will be scrapped.
Investigators now say the jet plunged only about one hundred feet, rather than the original estimate of one thousand feet, but it all happened in one second.
One woman died and 102 were injured.
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911-la


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE

***ANCHOR TAG***
A failed switch caused the 9-1-1 emergency telephone system to go down last night in the nation's second largest city.
Larry Carroll has more on the tense two hours in Los Angeles.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA; :00
SUPER=01-Eduardo Funes/Los Angeles Police Dept.; :18
SUPER=01-Larry Carroll/Reporting; :35
RUNS=:45
OUT Q=without incident.
ANCHOR=Melanie
ss=none


That was Larry Carroll reporting.
A similar breakdown occurred last month.
In the early hours of November 10th hundreds of police officers lost normal radio communications with the city's 9-1-1 dispatchers for several hours due to a technical malfunction, possibly in a battery-charging system.

AUSTRALIA-FIREWORKS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=New Year's


While the U-S waits to begin new year celebrations, Australians were the first to kick off the start of 19-98 and they did it with a bang.
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SOT
RUNS=:04
OUT Q=(fireworks)
SUPER=03-Sydney, Australia;

10:01:39
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VO-NAT


Thousands flocked to Sydney Harbor to welcome the new year with a million- dollar fireworks display.
Twenty-thousand computer controlled fireworks flooded the harbour with light, accompanied by music from Australia's most famous rock star Michael Hutchence, who died earlier this year, and young American pop idols Hanson.
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smile-girl


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Some doctors at University of Southern California have given an 11- year- old girl a brand new smile.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pasadena, CA;


Just a few weeks ago, Mallory Wofford could not smile because of a rare nerve disorder called "Mobius Syndrome."
Now, eight weeks after her second operation, Mallory is able to sport a big grin, just in time for the new year.
Mallory showed off her new smile yesterday in Pasadena.
Doctors at U-S-C performed the first surgery on Valentine's Day.
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S-Mortar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


A metal detector was all two boys needed to find a piece of history in Winchester.
Micheal and Andrew Zimmerman discovered a mortar shell from the Civil War near a soccer field.
They called police who detonated it.
The blast left a large crater.
A Civil War historian says the shell was probably left over from the Battle of First Kernstown.
Police are searching to see if there are more mortar shells in the area.

E-Allen


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-82
GRAPHIC=Allen


January 17th George Allen ends his term as Virginia's governor.
He says while he is proud of his accomplishments these past four years, he is less sure of what his future may hold.
Ellen Qualls has more.
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SOT
IN Q=There's NO
SUPER=03-Richmond/January 1994; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond/June 1994; :11
SUPER=@Allen; :25
SUPER=@File; :47
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.; 1:20
SUPER=@Ellen2; 2:22
RUNS=2:43
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.



(There's NO argument George Allen's changed the Commonwealth in his four years at the helm -- but has it changed him?
sot tape one 11:38:20

((THEY'RE JUST AGGRAVATING LOSERS AND I JUST WISH THEY'D KEEP THEIR MOUTHS SHUT.))
runs=:05



sot WWBT TAPE

((LET'S ENJOY KNOCKING THEIR SOFT TEETH DOWN THEIR WHINING THROATS.))
runs=:04


Okay, he still has contempt for those he calls the whinnying naysayers -- whoever they may be on any issue.
So, despite them, what's he accomplished?
sot TAPE ONE 11:30:00

((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: NUMBER ONE IS ALL THE REFORMS WE'VE MADE IN EDUCATION...READING, WRITING, MATH, SCIENCE, AND HISTORY.))
runs=:10



sot tape one 11:30:18

((ALSO VERY IMPORTANT ...NEARLY 13 BILLION DOLLARS OF NEW INVESTMENT IN VIRGINIA.))
runs=:11


Next on his list, reducing the welfare rolls by 42- percent.
And number four, his 1993 campaign centerpiece of abolishing parole and making criminals serve more time in prison.
sot TAPE ONE 11:32:40

((WELL THEY'RE ALL -- I WOULDN'T SAY IT'S THE FOURTH MOST IMPORTANT. I DO THINK-- I'M TRYING TO THINK WHAT ARE GONNA BE-- I THINK THEY'RE ALL ENDURING LEGACIES.))
runs=:09


So the legacies are in place.
How about a monument?
sot tape one 11:42:09

((SOMEBODY SAID "WELL GOSH, DO YOU WANT A MONUMENT BUILT TO YOU?" I SAID "WELL WHITE OAK SEMICONDUCTOR, THE SIEMENS MOTOROLA FACILITY, EVERY TIME WE FLY INTO RICHMOND AIRPORT I ALWAYS LOOK OUT THERE AND LOOK AT THAT.))
runs=:11


He says pursuing his first big high-tech prize was probably the single most time-consuming thing he did as governor.
sot TAPE ONE 11:40:39

((WHEN IT HAPPENED, I THOUGHT "WHAT A TRANSFORMATION THIS IS IN VIRGINIA." IN FACT I LIKENED THIS TO LEWIS AND CLARK'S EXPEDITION OUT WEST, BRINGING BACK INFORMATION AS TO THE NEW COUNTRY. AND ALL THOSE OPPORTUNITIES. AND IT TRANSFORMED THE WAY THAT THE COUNTRY LOOKED AT ITSELF. IT WAS NO LONGER JUST AN EAST COAST COUNTRY. IT WAS A CONTINENTAL COUNTRY.))
runs=:24


So what does the future hold for him personally?
sot tape TWO 12:11:07

((SO MANY BUSINESS FOLKS THINK THAT I'D HAVE A BIGGER IMPACT, AS FAR AS THE WAY THEY LOOK ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, AS GOVERNOR RATHER THAN AS A U-S SENATOR. SO I HAVEN'T MADE ANY DECISION AS TO WHAT I WILL DO. I MAY RUN FOR GOVERNOR AGAIN. I MAY RUN FOR THE U-S SENATE.))
runs=:16



sot TAPE TWO 12:11:46

((WHO KNOWS? MAY STAY IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR. I DON'T NEED TO BE IN GOVERNMENT. I THINK IT'S GOOD TO GET OUT OF GOVERNMENT NOW AND THEN AND GET A PERSPECTIVE FROM THE REAL WORLD.))
runs=:10


But his first official act as citizen George is this.
sot 12:12:29

((I'M GONNA GO OFF IN A CANOE -- ALONE -- DOWN THE JAMES RIVER. I'M NOT GONNA BRING A PAGER OR TELEPHONE OR ANYONE ELSE WITH ME. IT'LL JUST BE ME AND THE PADDLE.))
runs=:11


After four years steering the ship of state, why not?
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Better-Attendance


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#597-48
GRAPHIC=Express


We still have a few hours left in 19-97, but the Roanoke Express has already made a New Year's resolution.
In an effort to improve attendance the hockey team will make changes in its
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;

marketing strategies, and will include more local businesses in its efforts to draw more fans to weekday games.
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SOT-07:46:05
IN Q=WE SWITCHED

((PIERRE PAIEMENT/EXPRESS GENERAL MANAGER; WE SWITCHED THE FAMILY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY NIGHT. SO IT'S NOW FRIDAY FAMILY NIGHT AND WE HAVE REPLACED THE TUESDAY WITH WHAT WE CALL THE MARKET MARDI GRAS.))
SUPER=01-Pierre Paiement/Express General Manager;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=MARDI GRAS.
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VO-NAT


Paiement says, to help with such plans, the team wants to have a new marketing director by February.
One other front office seat to fill will be Paiement's General Manager position.
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SOT-07:43:23
IN Q=NOTHING HAS BEEN

((NOTHING HAS BEEN DONE SPECIFICALLY TO FIND A CANDIDATE. WE HAVE RIGHT NOW A COUPLE OF RESUMES ON THE TABLE. I GUESS BECAUSE OF THE HOLIDAYS, WE HAVEN'T LOOKED TOO INTENSIVELY FOR A REPLACEMENT FOR ME. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q= FOR ME.
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VO-NAT


Paiement announced earlier this month he will not renew his contract when the season ends.
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S-Heat-Pump


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=THa
TAPE#97-81
GRAPHIC=NONE


Monday's snow storm kept many people inside trying to stay warm.
The winter weather can cause problems with unchecked heat pumps.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


Technicians recommend clearing ice and snow from the top and sides of your unit.
That's because heat pumps need air to run efficiently.
If your unit isn't running properly there ARE signs to look for.
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5:36:24
SOT
IN Q=You'll

((BOB MARTIN/BLUE RIDE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING MGR.: YOU'LL NOTICE THAT YOUR THERMOSTAT, YOUR AUXILIARY LIGHT ON YOUR THERMOSTAT IS GOING TO BE ON A LOT WHEN IT SHOULDN'T BE ON AND IN WEATHER LIKE THIS A HEAT PUMP SHOULD PRETTY MUCH TAKE CARE OF THE HOME, IF IT'S SIZED CORRECTLY. ))
SUPER=01-Bob Martin/Blue Ridge Heating & AC; :00
RUNS=:16 approx.
OUT Q=sized correctly.
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VO-NAT


Homeowners should NOT be alarmed about frost-- but ice inside your heat pump should be taken seriously.
Martin says you can turn the unit off and pour warm water inside it to clear the coil and fan blades.
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E-Winter-Safety


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-79
GRAPHIC=Winter Weather


Keeping warm is NOT the only concern in the winter weather.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Your health is important too.
The way you get rid of the white stuff can be a hazard.
There are right and wrong ways to shovel snow.
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SOT 44:39:16
IN Q=You need to

((DR. JODY HERSHEY/MONTGOMERY CO. HEALTH DIRECTOR:YOU NEED TO AVOID BENDING AT THE WAIST, ARCHING YOUR BACK AND TWISTING YOUR BODY WHEN YOU'RE LIFTING THE SHOVEL IN THE SNOW. YOU SHOULDN'T BE USING YOUR LOWER BACK MUSCLES, IT'S A GOOD WAY TO GET A LOW BACK INJURY))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jody Hershey/Montgomery Co. Health Director;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=back injury
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VO-NAT


Doctor Hershey says push the snow instead of lifting it, but if you have certain health risks, don't do it at all.
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SOT 45:11:07
IN Q=People

((DR. JODY HERSHEY:PEOPLE THAT HAVE ANY HEART DISEASE, ANGINA, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE OR ASTHMA NEED TO CONSULT THEIR PHYSICIAN BEFORE THEY'RE OUT IN THE SNOW, PLAYING, EXERCISING AND SHOVELING SNOW))
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=shoveling snow.
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VO-NAT


Doctor Hershey says wear loose fitting clothes when working in the snow, that way as you warm up you can gradually take off the layers to avoid perspiration and subsequent chilling.
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E-Zoo


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-83
GRAPHIC=Mill Mountain Zoo


But the snow is not all work.
Children enjoyed this week's snow and so did some zoo animals.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Theodore was as busy as ever at Mill Mountain Zoo yesterday.
He and his colleagues, like Nina the outgoing llama, seemed like they were enjoying themselves yesterday afternoon.
Zookeepers say only a few animals retreat after big snowstorms.
The rest come out and play.
That means zookeepers need to be extra careful because big piles of snow give some animals escape routes.
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SOT 55:21:33
IN Q=SOME ANIMALS

((LAURIE SPANGLER/MILL MOUNTAIN ZOO: SOME ANIMALS WOULD BE ABLE TO CLIMB OUT IF THE SNOW GOT HIGH ENOUGH. SO WE HAVE TO CHECK ALL OUR FENCES AND MAKE SURE IT'S NOT DRIFTED AROUND THE PERIMETERS. ))
SUPER=01-Laurie Spangler/Mill Mountain Zoo;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=perimeters
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VO-NAT


The zoo was closed to visitors yesterday.
But it normally stays open no matter what the weather's like.
Zookeepers say if you are planning a trip up the mountain, it's a good idea to call first -- just to make sure roads and walkways are clear.
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WEATHER
SUPER=300-31/46/West 14/30.01R/72/1992/6/1983;
SUPER=301-33/47/West 8/30.01S/73/1992/-5/1880;

Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Clear & Cold/Light Winds/10-15/Mostly Sunny/Winds SW 10/35-39;
SUPER=331-Clear Skies/Very Chilly/12-16/Mostly/Sunny/35-39;
SUPER=332-Clearing Skies/Light Winds/5-15/Mostly/Sunny/32-36;
SUPER=333-Becoming Partly/Cloudy/5-10/Partly Sunny/Winds SW 10/32-36;
SUPER=334-Clearing, Some/Lingering Flurries/0-10/Mostly Sunny/Still

Chilly/30-34;
SUPER=X5001;


Express


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of ICE-98)
GRAPHIC=Roanoke Express


The Roanoke Express won their last game of 19-97.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Nailers;


The Express would get on the board first.
Tim Christian takes the puck the length of the ice and freezes the goalie as he scores.
Wheeling would come back and tie the game when Demitri Tara-brin slips in front of the net and fires the puck.
Wheeling would score a controversial goal to take the lead. It
SUPER=38-Roanoke/4/Wheeling/3/;appears that a Nailer is in the crease, but

Jeremy Brown picks up the lose puck and hits the top shelf for the score to make it 2-1 and Roanoke wins it 4 to 3 in a shootout.
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Tech


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Morn
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tf97-2
GRAPHIC=Tech/Carolina


Virginia Tech went through a light practice this morning in Jacksonville in preparation for the Gator Bowl.
The Hokies expect flanker Shawn Scales to be back in the lineup and head coach Frank Beamer said yesterday that Al Clark will start the game on Thursday.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL;


Clark worked out with the Hokies Monday and he was back on the field yesterday as Tech went through its practice.
Clark took most of the snaps yesterday morning and its just a matter of getting back in the groove.
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SOT
IN Q="I'm just out

((AL CLARK/TECH QUARTERBACK: ))
SUPER=01-Al Clark/Tech Quarterback; :
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=....injury reoccuring."
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VO-NAT (CONT.)


Clark will play but the question is for how long. He hasn't tested the knee at full speed or has he faced a live defense since Tech's regular season loss to Virginia.
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SOT
IN Q="i think

((FRANK BEAMER/TECH HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Tech Head Coach; :
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=......so forth."
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VO-NAT (cont.)


If Clark is unable to go the whole game Beamer and his coaching staff have confidence in Nick Sorensen who threw just 21 passes this season.
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Hokies


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#net (edit of VB98-1)
GRAPHIC=Tech Hoops


The Lady Hokies of Virginia Tech squared off against Seina (See-on-a) in the championship of the Diamond Club Classic.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Hokies vs Saints;


Seina's Malanda Mik-lic hits Bronwyn Tobin for the lay in and 16 point lead.
The Hokies would come back.
Sara Hicks finds Amy Wetzel who threads the lane for the lay in and the foul for the three point play.
Tech would continue to chip away.
Amy Wetzel gets it out on the break SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/64/Seina/69/;to

Katy O'Connor who knocks in the short jumper and gets fouled.
Tech led by one at the half but Seina goes on to win it 69 to 64.
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Elton-knighted


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


Singer Elton John begins 19-98 as Sir Elton.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File;


The 50- year- old pop star, born Reginald Dwight, was knighted today by British Prime Minister Tony Blair for his services to music and charities.
Elton sang a new version of his song "Candle in the Wind" at the funeral of Princess Diana. (----------------)