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Next on News 7-
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A final goodbye to Comedian and Congressman sony Bono. We'll hear part of Cher's eulogy.
A mother is charged after her obese daughter is found dead.
And a tornado touches down in Southern California.
Plus some changes are on the way at the Roanoke airport-
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ANCHOR=Jean


News 7 is next.

Newsbreak


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Good Evening.
A final farewell to Sonny Bono-
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The comedian turned congressman who captured the hearts of the nation and the respect of his colleagues.
He was laid to rest in California today.
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A new look is coming to the Roanoke Regional Airport- but some folks don't like it. They say it throws away some pieces of history.
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A tornado roared through Long Beach California tearing part of supermarket roof off-
The twister also damaged parts of a Bank and a McDonalds across the street- and downed power lines.
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Join us for News 7 at Eleven. open
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Bono


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
TAPE#Net
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A final farewell to Sonny Bono- the comedian turned congressman who captured the hearts of the nation and the respect of his colleagues.
Maureen Maher reports, his ex-wife Cher gave today's eulogy.
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SUPER=01-Newt Gingrich/(R) Speaker of the House;
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((This is probably the most important thing i've ever had to do with my life... It's still hard to imagine a Cher without a Sonny. Long after their divorce the two remained close and today Cher remembered the man who took her in as a young teenager and made them both stars. CHER:THE MOST UNFORGETTABLE PERSON... THAT PERSON WILL ALWAYS BE -- SONNY FOR ME. Fittingly.... there was laughter to puncture the sorrow... something Sonny Bono just couldn't live without.
HOUSE SPEAKER NEWT GINGRICH: BECAME HIS BOSS.... WALKS INTO MY OFFICE... HADN'T YET HAD THIS RELATIONSHIP THE LAUGHTER THOUGH WAS BITTERSWEET... AND BRIEF... FOLLOWED BY A FULL MILITARY BURIAL. ... A SOLEMN FINAL FAREWELL TO A MAN SO FULL OF LAUGHTER.))

Special-Elections


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#97-95
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The Republican-appointed State Board of Elections is NOT helping the party's chances in the House of Delegates this week.
And Republican Governor George Allen is now playing hardball.
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Allen's own appointees decided today NOT to certify the results of this coming Tuesday's special elections until Friday.
That means the 100-member House of Delegates organizes Wednesday with 50 Democrats, 46 Republicans, and one independent.
If all three special House elections Tuesday went Republican, the G-O-P could negotiate a power split.
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At the Governor's direction, Attorney General Cullen's given a five P-M Saturday deadline for the Board to re-think it's schedule.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL RICHARD CULLEN: YOU KNOW IF THE POWER OF PERSUASION DOESN'T WORK THEN WE HAVE COURTS, AND THE GOVERNOR HAS REMEDIES AT HIS DISPOSAL IF OFFICIALS WHO ARE SWORN TO UPHOLD THE LAW DON'T UPHOLD THAT LAW.))
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Virginia Democratic Party chairwoman Sue Wrenn says she's surprised the Republican-controlled Board went against the Governor's wishes.
Board members could NOT be reached for comment.

Boty-Bomb


ANCHOR=Jean
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WRITER=tte
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Two Botetourt County students could face criminal charges for trying to make a bomb --
Sheriff Reed Kelly says a sixth grade student wanted to sell a fireworks container full of fuses, nails and shotgun pellets to another student at William Clark Middle School.
Both have been suspended and could face criminal charges.

Airport-Renn


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#97-94
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Roanoke Regional Airport will be getting a new look during the next 20 years.
But, some aviation enthusiasts complain its a case of preservation versus progress.
Stacey Martin explains.
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((DUANE HOWARD/AVIATION ENTHUSIAST: IN HERE I HAVE A GREAT DEAL OF MY MORE SIGNIFICANT COLLECTIBLE ITEMS. IN THIS TRAY DOWN HERE--THESE ARE PILOT WINGS FROM PENNSYLVANIA AIRLINES. THEY WERE THE AIRLINES THAT TRAINED THE PILOTS DURING THE WAR.))
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The flight attendants' wings from World War II and a flight timetable are two of many reminders of an era gone by--remembered through collections including this one-- and these hangars from the 1940's.
The hangars are a few of about a dozen buildings at Roanoke Regional Airport scheduled for demolition.
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((IN 20, 30 OR 40 OR 50 YEARS FROM NOW WHEN WE HAVE NOTHING BUT ALL MODERN BUILDINGS AND EVERYTHING OUT AT THE AIRPORT SOMEONE'S GOING TO SAY WELL YOU KNOW WHY DIDN'T THOSE PEOPLE BACK IN THE 1990S DO SOMETHING TO SAVE THE AIRPORT OR SAVE THE HISTORY OF IT?))
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Buildings will be renovated, revamped, demolished and constructed as part of a 20 year plan put together by the Roanoke Regional Airport Commission.
The group is working to save some structures IT thinks have historical value--including the old terminal control tower-- but disagrees about the historic value of many other buildings.
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((MARK COURTNEY/ROANOKE REGIONAL AIRPORT COMMISSIONER: THERE'S NOT ANYTHING PER SAY OF SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL INTEREST THERE OTHER THAN PROBABLY THE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER AND SOME OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDING BECAUSE THAT BUILDING HAS BEEN RENOVATED AND ADDED ON TO OVER THE YEARS. IT'S NOT REALLY A 60S ERA BUILDING. IT'S A 60 ERA BUILDING AS WELL AS A 70S ERA BUILDING.))
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((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THOSE WHO WANT TO PRESERVE THESE STRUCTURES KNOW THEIR EFFORTS WON'T COUNT FOR MUCH SINCE THE PLAN IS ALREADY IN PLACE. BUT, THEY DO HOPE THEIR EFFORTS WILL HELP BRING GREATER AWARENESS ABOUT ROANOKE'S AVIATION HISTORY. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7.))
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CA-Tornado


ANCHOR=Jean
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So much for sunny California-
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A tornado roared through Long Beach today- tearing part of supermarket roof off-
The twister also damaged parts of a Bank and a McDonalds across the street- and downed power lines.
A helicopter pilot who witnessed the storm said he saw at least one electrical transformer exploding- and heard an number of others blow up.
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Toss-2-Robin Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey
Tease#1
ANCHOR=Jean


Coming up next on the newscast, a brand new drug on the market is helping Alzheimer's patients.
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It's still being tested--but patients say the benefits far outweigh the side effects.
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((MARTHA ANDERSON/GERIATRICS:THERE MAY BE A LITTLE G-I-DISTRESS, NAUSEA AND THAT SORT OF THING, WE TELL PEOPLE TO EAT CRACKERS AND HANG IN THERE--YOU GET OVER THAT.))
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Obese-Death


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A mother of a 680 pound girl was convicted of misdemeanor child abuse- after the 13 year old died of heart failure.
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Police say the girl was found naked, on the floor- covered in bedsores, with feces in the folds of her skin.
Police she probably could NOT have moved herself.
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The girls mother faces 6-months in jail- She could've faced 6-years if she were convicted of a felony.
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((AND WE HAVE NEVER ALLEGED THAT. SHE SHOULD BE GUILTY OF A FELONY BECAUSE SHE HAD AN OVERWIEGHT CHILD IT WAS THE CONDITION OF THE CHILD'S BODY THAT THE CHARGES WERE BASED UPON.))
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The Defense claimed the community turned its back on the child.
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((THE DOCTORS DID, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DID, THE SCHOOL AND HER OWN FAMILY TURNED THEIR BACK ON HER THAT'S THE REAL TRAGIC PART OF THIS.))
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The defense said the mother was overworked with a job and two sick parents.
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Abed


ANCHOR=Jean
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TAPE#97-83
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A convicted arsonist will be allowed to testify against members of the Abed family when the racketeering trial gets underway.
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Phillip Orren actually testified today -so the judge could hear his story before the jury does.
Orren says ROD Abed wrote him a letter last year.
In it, Abed said he'd told his lawyer how Orren has a reputation for starting fires- -having been convicted of arson.
"They wanted you to burn down the Corner Store," the letter says, "but you were scared."
Abed's lawyer tried to convince the court that the government got Orren to set him up.
Federal agents maintain they told Orren to just "sit, listen and watch."
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((AS LONG AS THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T ASK HIM TO DO ANYTHING, HE'S NOT AN AGENT. I MEAN, JUST LIKE ANYBODY ELSE, HE CAN REPORT INFORMATION BACK TO SOMEBODY. ))
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Jury selection begins Monday in a case that may take six weeks to try.


Aricept


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=tfl
TAPE#97-86
GRAPHIC=Medical News


Some patients and doctors are calling a new drug to treat Alzheimer's- a miracle pill.
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Aricept (Ari-cett) is the first medication to actually slow some of the symptoms associated with the illness.
Martha Anderson is a Geriatrics Clinical Nurse Specialist at Roanoke Memorial Hospital. She says studies are being done to prove the effectiveness.
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((MARTHA ANDERSON/GERIATRICS:ABOUT HALF OF THE PATIENTS HAD NO FURTHER DECLINE, THEY FOLLOWED THESE PATIENTS FOR SIX MONTHS, ABOUT A QUARTER ACTUALLY SHOWED MEASURABLE COGNITIVE IMPROVEMENT.))
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Aricept is believed to work in the brain by increasing a chemical which maintains memory function.
Without the medicine- one patient's family feared the only alternative was a nursing home.
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((AGNES SIX/MOTHER HAS ALZHEIMERS:WE HAD NO CHOICE BUT PUT HER IN A NURSING HOME, SO THAT MEANT WE HAD TO DO THE SAME FOR DAD, AND THAT'S HARD WHEN THEY'RE PHYSICALLY ABLE TO BE HOME))
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Aricept only has to be given once a day.
Doctors say it is not a cure-- but it does treat the symptoms, including memory loss, of mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
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Farmer


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#97-79
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He's receiving the nation's highest civilian honor next week.
But you may NOT even recognize his name.
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Virginia resident James Farmer could well be considered the father of the modern American civil rights movement.
Farmer will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom Thursday.
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((JAMES FARMER/PRESIDENTIAL MEDAL RECIPIENT: I'VE BEEN HOPING TO GET IT FOR A LONG TIME AND IT'S BEEN DELAYED IN COMING.))
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Farmer pioneered Gandhi's non-violent protest methods in Chicago in 1941... and then organized the Freedom Riders, whose actions won equal rights in public transportation two decades later.
Farmer spent much of his career in Martin Luther King Junior's shadow... although HIS dream began decades earlier, when he was turned away from drinking a Coke at a drug store counter.
At age three he thought:
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((WHEN I GROW UP.. ALMOST LIKE A RECURRING DREAM.))
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At age 78, he still teaches at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg.
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Tease#2



ANCHOR=Jean
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A Lynchburg man is showing off his '96 Ford.
We'll have the story of Melvin Shelton and his 100 year old car coming up after sports.
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and we'll see how a round the world trip ended quickly for two adventurers.
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Video-Stores


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#97-87
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Big national chains are trying to take over the movie-renting industry in Roanoke.
But small, local stores say they're NOT reeling from the new competition.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Mom-and pop stores like Movie Express on Williamson Road say they don't worry about big national chains.
Employees say smaller stores have an advantage because they know their customers by name.
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((PATRICK BULLION/MOVIE EXPRESS: WE KNOW THE PEOPLE IN THIS AREA. WE KNOW WHAT THEY LIKE. WE KNOW WHAT THEY DISLIKE. AND WE'RE ABLE TO REALLY TAILOR WHAT WE DO, AND THEY PRODUCT WE GET, AND THE SERVICE WE PROVIDE TOWARD THE PEOPLE IN THE AREA. ))
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Still, some customers are taking their business to new stores like Hollywood Video.
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((LARRY MUSSELWHITE/HOLLYWOOD CUSTOMER: IT'S A GOOD SELECTION. OBVIOUSLY IT'S CONVENIENT. AND YOU GET TO KEEP MOVIES A LITTLE LONGER THAN AT SOME OF THEIR COMPETITORS.))
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One competitor, Blockbuster, changed its rental policy to match Hollywood's five-day deal.
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Video


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=JJA
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Two pilots trying to fly around the world in a balloon had to bail out just an hour into their flight.
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Dick Rutan and Dave Melton parachuted in 45 mile an hour winds after something exploded in the balloon.
Melton is hospitalized in serious condition with a dislocated hip.
He landed in the only barbed wire fence in the otherwise open area.
Rutan suffered minor puncture wounds when he landed in a cactus patch.
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((DICK RUTAN/CO-PILOT: THE ENVELOPE WAS REALLY STRUCTURALLY IN QUESTION. THE THING FLEW UP SO WHEN YOU START JETTISONING TANKS THAT COULD RUPTURE AT LOW ALTITUDE WE COULD SPIN AND HAVE NO CHANCE OF GETTING OUT.))
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Night time video 21:06:00 CBS
The balloon continued its flight without its pilots.
It flew another eight hours before crashing in Gainesville, Texas.
This is the third attempt by a balloon team this year- but it's not the last-
Two balloonists in Switzerland plan to launch soon.
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Forecasts
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SUPER=334-Partly Cloudy/Wind W-15/26-30/Partly/Cloudy/45-49;
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S-Extra


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Extra
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


Scores and Highlights from high school basketball Barry Switzer resigns as head coach of the Cowboys and Woodson's leaving but Zereoue's staying.
But for our extra point tonight
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The Hockey News has named superstar center Wayne Gretzky as the best player ever in the sport.
Gretzky owns every meaningful N-H-L single season and career scoring record and he beat out former Boston Bruins defenseman Bobby Orr for the top spot.
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WIPE TO MOTION
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River/46///;
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Monroe/47///;
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#ICE-98
GRAPHIC=Express/Raleigh


The Roanoke Express hit the ice at the Roundhouse after playing their last four games on the road.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/Express vs Icecaps; :


Loco was happy to see the Express on the home ice last night.
We pick it up in the second with Roanoke leading 2 to 1 on this play Jeremy Schaefer picks up the lose puck and scores the Express led 3 to 1.
But the Icecaps would come back Bryan Forslund skates around the defense and scores on the wrist shot to make it 3 to 2.
Roanoke's Jeff Loder then passes SUPER=38-Roanoke/5/Raleigh/3/;to Duane

Harmer who scores the goal and Roanoke goes on to win the game 5 to 3.
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S-Fleming


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-3
GRAPHIC=HIgh School Hoops


Over at William Fleming the Colonels had a district game against Franklin County.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Colonels vs Eagles; :


The Colonels going through their warm ups before the game.
Fleming's Scott Byrd gets out on the break and scores on the layup to give the Colonels the early lead.
But the Eagles come back as Bobby Basham receives the pass and scores the snowbird to keep the game close.
Fleming answered working the SUPER=33-William Fleming/61/Franklin

Co./57/;baseline and getting the ball on the baseline to Bryant for the score and Fleming wins it 61 to 57.
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Dallas Cowboys head coach Barry Switzer resigned today.
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And Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson leaves school early to enter the N-F-L draft.
But West Virginia running back Amos Zereoue will remain at West Virginia for his junior year.
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S-Staples


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB98-2
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA LOGO


Two days after suffering through an OH for 5 shooting performance against Liberty Roanoke native Curtis Staples was named the national winner of the AT & T long distance award for his three point shooting in December.
But Curtis is now worried about
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Wednesday Night; :00


the status for the rest of the season.
A nagging foot injury limited his effectiveness against the Flames and although he will play later today, he's not sure for how long.
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((CURTIS STAPLES/56 THREE POINTERS THIS YEAR:))
SUPER=01-Curtis Staples/56 Three Pointers This Season; :00
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OUT Q=...COMES AND GOES."
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WIPE TO PINNACLE BOARD

S-ACC


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE
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PINNACLE PAGE - UVA/UNC
And you can check out Curtis and the Cavaliers tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 right here on Your Hometown Station as they attempt to do what no other team has been able to do this season, beat number one ranked North Carolina.
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PINNACLE PAGE GT/WF
And right after that game as part of our doubleheader you can catch Wake Forest and Georgia Tech. That contest should tip off at four o'clock.
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S-Hokies


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#TB98-1
GRAPHIC=A-10 HOOPS


The Virginia Tech Hokies welcome St. Joe's to the Cassell later today for their Atlantic 10 home opener.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00


The tip-off is at two o'clock, and after losing their conference opener to Duquesne last weekend this is a must win for Tech.
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((ROLAN ROBERTS:)) ((MYRON GUILLORY:))
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SUPER=01-Myron Guillory/Va. Tech Senior; :10
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The Hokies worked out for two hours yesterday and after practice Mike asked head coach Bobby Hussey to explain how his team could beat Liberty by 33 and then the Flames could top UVa by 5.
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((BOBBY HUSSEY/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
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We're not through. Denise and Andrew will be back in a moment.

S-Cowboys


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB97-4
SS=DALLAS


America's Team hit rock bottom this season, and yesterday the man who writes the checks in Big D decided it was time to write off his friend and head coach Barry Switzer.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-NFL; :00


Yesterday Switzer resigned after an emotional meeting with Jones, in which the two decided a change was necessary for the future of the team.
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((JERRY JONES/COWBOYS OWNER:))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold cowboys


No successor has been named at this time. Switzer refused to talk to reporters about his departure.
Curtis Staples will be in the lineup when the cavaliers take on North Carolina. We'll have that in our next sports segment. Stay with us.

S-Woodson


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB97-5
GRAPHIC=NFL Logo


Another College football player is leaving college early to enter the N-F-L draft.
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Michigan defensive back Charles Woodson made it official today that he would leave school and enter the 1998 draft.
The Heisman Trophy winner also played offense for the Wolverines and he was second in the nation with 7 interceptions.
Meantime, West Virginia fans can rest a little easier now. Tailback Amos Zereoue will stay in school for his junior year.
He rushed for more than 15 hundred yards breaking the W-V-U and Big East Conference single season records.
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When he takes to the streets around Concord, everyone stares and waves at Melvin Shelton.
Shelton drives a '96 Ford.. EIGHTEEN- 96 that is.
Steve Smallshaw has his story.
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(( Melvin Shelton was just a boy when he saw his first picture of a horseless carriage.
He knew right away he wanted one of his own.
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((MELVIN SHELTON/BUILT HORSELESS CARRIAGE: I SAID AT THAT TIME IF I EVER GET THE TOOLS AND THE MONEY, WHATEVER IT TAKES, I WANT TO BUILD ME A HORSELESS CARRIAGE.))
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After retiring in 1992, Shelton went to work on his dream.
Basing his design on one of Henry Ford's first motorized vehicles, he added a few touches of his own.. like a gear for going in reverse, a collapsible top and an electric headlight.
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((MELVIN SHELTON: I HAD TO DO A LOT OF INVENTING. I TOLD 'EM I PROBABLY DID AS MUCH INVENTING AS HENRY FORD DID WITH HIS. MORE OR LESS COPIED HENRY'S FIRST VEHICLE THAT HE CALLED A QUADRICYCLE, BECAUSE HE USED FOUR BICYCLE WHEELS.))
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On sunny days like this, Shelton will crank up his horseless carriage and take his grandson Patrick for a ride.
They stay mostly on the sidewalks and they never top out at more then ten miles an hour.. but it DOES generate a lot of stares.
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((MELVIN SHELTON: EVERY TIME WE RIDE UP AND DOWN THE SIDEWALK, PEOPLE ARE DRIVING BY JUST WAVING AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL STOP AND WANT TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS. WE HAVE A LOT OF FUN WITH IT.))
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And best of all, he doesn't pay a car tax.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Campbell County.))

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