06:00-01

[E-State-Emergency]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-1]
[GRAPHIC=Winter WX]


Virginians are still digging out from the latest winter blast.
Three deaths are now attributed to the storm.
The news helped prompt Governor Jim Gilmore yesterday declare a state of emergency.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THERE'S BEEN IN SOME PLACES AS MUCH AS 20 INCHES OF SNOW. IT'S IMPEDING THE ABILITY OF THE PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TO GET AROUND TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOMES. TO BE ABLE TO GET EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT. SO I HAVE ISSUED AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL ORDER TO PLACE THE NATIONAL GUARD ON STANDBY, TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY, SO THAT THEY CAN BE ACTIVATED AS NECESSARY IN THE SOUTHWEST TO PROTECT LIVES.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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State officials say they're hoping the snow melts slowly to decrease flooding.

[Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=mornin]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


President Clinton is back at the White House this morning after spending a day in the nation's heartland.
Meantime, Kenneth Starr wants to know what Secret Service agents know about the White House intern scandal.
He reportedly is holding talks with the Treasury Department to try to figure out a way to bring Secret Service agents before the grand jury.
Drew Levinson reports.
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[5:00:00]
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[SUPER=01-Drew Levinson/Reporting; 1:34 (SU)]
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[5-Ethics-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#597-55]
[GRAPHIC=Bill Clinton]

[***ANCHOR TAG****]
The media's coverage of the President gets a failing grade from two Washington and Lee professors.
Eric Earnhart has more on the press coverage of the so-called "Washington Scandal".
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[SUPER=03-Washington, DC; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lou Hodges/W&L Journalism Ethics Professor; :17]
[SUPER=03-Lexington; :32]
[SUPER=01-Halford Ryan/W&L Public Speaking Professor; :42]
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(( He's been "crisis coverage" in the media for years, but Lou Hodges says nothing has been quite like this.
Pushed by competition, live technology and and 24 hour news demanding constant updates, the press, Hodges says, is leaving out a crucial part of the process.

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[Time Code=3:04:46]
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((LOU HODGES/W&L JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE DIFFICULTY IS THERE'S NO EDITOR. IT'S VERY DIFFICULT, IF YOU'RE GOING TO GET SOMETHING ON THE AIR FIVE MINUTES AFTER YOU HAVE IT, TO RUN IT THROUGH AN EDITORIAL PROCESS BY WHICH YOU CAN DISTINGUISH BETWEEN ALLEGATION AND TRUTH.))
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Halford Ryan teaches public speaking, and edited a book on political rhetoric... he says the press is making too much of the Presidents carefully worded statements.

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[Time Code=4:01:24]
[IN Q=it makes it difficult]

((HALFORD RYAN/W&L PROFESSOR; IT MAKES IT DIFFICULT FOR HIM TO RESPOND EXACTLY TO WHAT HE SHOULD DEFEND, AND SO I THINK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE OUGHT TO LOOK NO ONLY AT HIS MESSAGE, BUT AT THE ACCUSATIONS AND ALSO THE WAY THE MEDIA IS MANAGING IT, BECAUSE TO SOME DEGREE ALL OF THEM ARE DOING A DISSERVICE.))
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Hodges also finds it disturbing that the media appears willing, and even eager to act as a pawn in a political fight.



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[Time Code=3:08:01]
[IN Q=the press has]

((LOU HODGES/W&L JOURNALISM ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE PRESS HAS SIMPLY BEEN DRAGGED ALONG LIKE A LITTLE DOG, FOLLOWING AND BEING WILLING TO BE MANIPULATED BY THE ACTORS IN THE WHOLE DRAMA. THAT'S A TERRIBLE ROLE FOR THE PRESS TO PLAY, A TERRIBLE WAY TO ACT.))))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=NONE]


Hodges says he's hopefull that the media will learn from this experience, and handle the next big event a little differently.


[One-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



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[IN Q=Welcome back]
[SUPER=15-Steve Pardon; :11]
[SUPER=13-Andrew Bailey/Roanoke Co. Parks & Rec.; :25]
[SUPER=12-Giles Co.; 1:06]
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[Tape Tosses to break] [Stocks] [Comm]

[E-NRV-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#97-89]
[GRAPHIC=Winter WX]


Some portions of the state are still covered with several inches of snow and some residents are still in the dark this morning following Tuesday's winter blast.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SUPER=01-Tammy LaFon/Giles Co. Resident; :00 QUICK!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :07]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Jewell/Foodland Manager; :25]
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((TAMMY LAFON/GILES CO. RESIDENT:PITIFUL AND NOT FUN, IT'S BEEN DEVASTATING. ))
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Tammy LaFon is one of the thousands struggling to care for loved ones without electricity.
But home owners aren't the only ones coping with the wintry weather.
Numerous businesses in Giles County were also affected--
Businesses-- like the Foodland grocery store-- in Richcreek which was forced to close down.
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[4:33:10]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Oh, yeah]

((KELLY JEWELL/FOODLAND MANAGER:OH, YEAH, WE'VE PULLED ALL OF OUR MEAT, ALL OF OUR ICE CREAM ANYTHING CAN GO BAD, GOT THE DOOR OPEN SO THAT SOME OF THE AIR WILL MAYBE GO IN THERE AND KEEP IT COOL. ))
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In the meantime- American Electric Power is working to restore power.
Crews from as far away as Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Ohio have been brought in to help.
The heavy snow and ice that fell for hours was simply more than a lot of power lines could handle.
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[4:11:30]
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[IN Q=Do you]

((REPORTER SPEAKS:DO YOU ANTICIPATE BEING HERE THROUGH THE NIGHT? OH, YEAH, PROBABLY TOMORROW, TOO. ))
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VDOT crews will also be working 'round the clock.
Here in the New River Valley the primary roads are clear-- but many secondary roads are still snow covered and treacherous. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, B'burg.))

[E-M'ville-Museum]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#97-100]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


A promised ten-million dollars to build a new museum in Martinsville looked good on paper.
Now it's gone-- courtesy of a difference of opinion, and fiscal realities, between two governors.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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[SUPER=@Gilmore; :00]
[SUPER=01-George Allen/Former Governor; :23]
[SUPER=01-Tom Harned/City of Martinsville; :51]
[SUPER=03-Richmond; 1:06]
[SUPER=01-Steve Pike/Museum Director; 1:14]
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(([SOT 50:11]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M PREPARED AT THIS POINT TO LOOK AHEAD TO THE FUTURE, ONCE WE SEE A COMPLETE PLAN, AND THEN WE'LL KNOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH MONEY NEEDS TO BE PUT INTO THE FUTURE.))
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If George Allen was the budget Santa Claus, Jim Gilmore turned out to be the Grinch for Martinsville.
The 10 million dollars Allen giveth for a new Museum of Natural History -- Jim Gilmore taketh away to pay for his tax cut.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: I WAS SURPRISED BY THAT IN THAT THE LOGIC BEING THAT IT NEEDED TO BE STUDIED FURTHER...SOME CONCERN ON THE PART OF THE VERY GENEROUS AND HARD-WORKING BOARD OF THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY.))
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((TOM HARNED/CITY OF MARTINSVILLE: WE WERE ELATED IN DECEMBER WHEN GOVERNOR ALLEN MADE THE 10-POINT-1 MILLION DOLLAR ANNOUNCEMENT. AND YES WE WERE DISAPPOINTED WHEN GOVERNOR GILMORE ANNOUNCED HE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO FULLY FUND THE PROJECT IN THIS BIENNIUM. BUT WE ARE DETERMINED OPTIMISITS.))
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Indeed they are.
The museum's director told his board he's glad to get more up front planning money than Allen gave.
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((STEVE PIKE/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: WELL I'M CERTAINLY HAPPIER TO HAVE 650-THOUSAND DOLLARS TO PLAN A MAJOR BUILDING THAN TO HAVE A HUNDRED-THOUSAND DOLLARS.))
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But with the old hospital site cleared and ready for the dinosaurs and other museum treasures... Ten million dollars can't come too soon.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

[D-Day-Memorial]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=D-Day Memorial]


The D-Day Memorial in Bedford may loose 100-thousand dollars in state funding, but project organizers say that won't slow their work.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Forest/December;]

[Poplar Forest, 97-95, 12/11/97]
Former Governor Allen included two-and-a-half million dollars in funding for the memorial.
[SUPER=03-Bedford/November;]

[D-Day-Memorial, 97-84, 11/12/97]
But Gilmore proposed trimming that by 100-thousand dollars after disclosing last week the new cost of his car tax plan.
Organizers hope to complete the memorial by June 6th, 1999 -- the 55th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.
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[INTERN-CLINTON]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net (if needed)]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


President is back in Washington this morning following his one day trip yesterday to the midwest.
Meantime, Whitewater prosecutor Kenneth starr reportedly has been holding talks with Treasury Department officials, trying to work out a deal that would allow him to question Secret Service agents about President Clinton's alleged relationship with Monica Lewinsky.
Drew Levinson joins us with an update. [***take from NEWSPATH***]
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[SUPER=05-Washington, DC;]
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[E-Ethics-Clinton]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=97-92]
[GRAPHIC=Clinton]


An ethics professor at Washington and Lee says press coverage of the Washington sex scandal has been "disastrous".

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[VO-NAT]


Lou Hodges says he's never seen anything like it.
He says the press is in such a rush to get the information out, they're ignoring the editorial process, reporting rumor and hearsay... instead of fact.
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[IN Q=the press has]

((LOU HODGES/W&L ETHICS PROFESSOR; THE PRESS HAS DONE DAMAGE TO ITSELF IN THE WAY IT'S REPORTED THIS THING, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A LONG RUN BAD EFFECT. THE PRESS WILL CORRECT IT'S BEHAVIOR I THINK. THE FACT THAT THIS STORY HAS GONE CRAZY DOES NOT MEAN THAT FUTURE STORIES HAVE GONE CRAZY))
[SUPER=01-Lou Hodges/W&L Journalism Professor]
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[VO-NAT]


Hodges says he's also disappointed by the way the press is allowing itself to be manipulated by both sides of the political battle.
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[E-WV-POWER]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=AFR]
[TAPE#97-85]
[GRAPHIC=Winter WX]


And in West Virginia, seven thousand households are STILL without power this morning.
Ten counties there are under a state of emergency.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greenbrier Co., WV]


Ten-thousand families woke up yesterday morning without electricity,
after heavy snow tore down power and phone lines.
Ralph Boone woke up to a familiar sound.
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((WHEN WE GOT UP, AND OPENED THE DOOR, GOT UP, IT WAS LIKE SHOTGUN SHOTS GOING OFF. IT WAS TREE LIMBS BREAKING UNDER THE HEAVINESS OF THIS SNOW. IT WAS A WET SNOW. ))
[SUPER=01-Ralph Boone/Frankford Fire Chief;]
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[VO-NAT]


That wet snow made driving difficult on all the county's back roads-- including the one leading up to a barn fire.
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((Ralph Boone/Frankford Fire Chief: THE ROAD WAS A LITTLE TREACHEROUS, GETTING UP HERE, IT HADN'T BEEN PLOWED. THE TRUCKS WERE CHAINED, WE HAD A LITTLE TROUBLE GETTING HERE. IT TOOK A LITTLE TIME WITH CHAINS, OF COURSE, IN A STORM LIKE THIS.))
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[VO-NAT]


A-E-P, and West Virginia Power continued working through the night, but they say some people in the county won't have power restored for three more days.
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[Three-Steve]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=spa]
[TAPE#M98-1]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]



[Roll Cold out of B-days]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[ESS#8700]


Thank you Steve,
If you would like more information on caves or on caving trips call the Roanoke County Parks & Recreation Department at (540) 387-6091
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[2-E-State-Emergency]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-1]
[GRAPHIC=Winter WX]


Three deaths have been attributed to this week's winter weather.
In Tazewell County, 40- year- old Barry Atwell suffered an asthma attack while stranded at his home.
The news helped prompt Governor Jim Gilmore to declare a state of emergency.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: THERE'S BEEN IN SOME PLACES AS MUCH AS 20 INCHES OF SNOW. IT'S IMPEDING THE ABILITY OF THE PEOPLE IN SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TO GET AROUND TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO. TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOMES. TO BE ABLE TO GET EMERGENCY MEDICAL TREATMENT. SO I HAVE ISSUED AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL ORDER TO PLACE THE NATIONAL GUARD ON STANDBY, TO DECLARE A STATE OF EMERGENCY, SO THAT THEY CAN BE ACTIVATED AS NECESSARY IN THE SOUTHWEST TO PROTECT LIVES.))
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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State officials say they're hoping the snow melts slowly to decrease flooding.

[Botetourt-Powerless]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#net o]
[GRAPHIC=Winter WX]


Nearly 25-hundred Botetourt County residents lost power yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]


Two-thirds of those were Craig-Botetourt Electric Co-op customers who were left in the dark after transmission power line problems at a substation and trees on power lines.
Some Eagle Rock A-E-P customers got by on alternative power.
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[IN Q=WE GOT A]

((CARLTON STICKMAN/EAGLE ROCK RESIDENT; WE GOT A GENERATOR UP AT THE HOUSE. WE BEEN KINDA USING IT FOR POWER AND STUFF. THEY CHARGING THEIR REFRIDGERATOR AND FREEZER UP THERE WITH THAT AND THEN THEY BRING IT DOWN TO OUR HOUSE AND CHARGE IT A LITTLE BIT.))
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[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
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Power crews worked through the night to restore electricity, but for some it could be tomorrow before they get their power back.

[2-E-NRV-Snow]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#97-89]
[GRAPHIC=Winter WX]

[***ANCHOR TAG***]
American Electric Power hopes to restore power by this afternoon to the majority of the nearly 20-thousand New River Valley homes without it.
Teresa Hamilton reports.
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[SUPER=01-Tammy LaFon/Giles Co. Resident; :00 QUICK!!!!!]
[SUPER=03-Giles Co.; :07]
[SUPER=01-Kelly Jewell/Foodland Manager; :25]
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((TAMMY LAFON/GILES CO. RESIDENT:PITIFUL AND NOT FUN, IT'S BEEN DEVASTATING. ))
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Tammy LaFon is one of the thousands struggling to care for loved ones without electricity.
But home owners aren't the only ones coping with the wintry weather.
Numerous businesses in Giles County were also affected--
Businesses-- like the Foodland grocery store-- in Richcreek which was forced to close down.
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[4:33:10]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Oh, yeah]

((KELLY JEWELL/FOODLAND MANAGER:OH, YEAH, WE'VE PULLED ALL OF OUR MEAT, ALL OF OUR ICE CREAM ANYTHING CAN GO BAD, GOT THE DOOR OPEN SO THAT SOME OF THE AIR WILL MAYBE GO IN THERE AND KEEP IT COOL. ))
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[OUT Q=keep it cool.]


In the meantime- American Electric Power is working to restore power.
Crews from as far away as Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina and Ohio have been brought in to help.
The heavy snow and ice that fell for hours was simply more than a lot of power lines could handle.
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[4:11:30]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Do you]

((REPORTER SPEAKS:DO YOU ANTICIPATE BEING HERE THROUGH THE NIGHT? OH, YEAH, PROBABLY TOMORROW, TOO. ))
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[OUT Q=tomorrow, too.]

[TAKE SU]
VDOT crews will also be working 'round the clock.
Here in the New River Valley the primary roads are clear-- but many secondary roads are still snow covered and treacherous. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, B'burg.))
[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[SS=NONE]


Only a handful of people took advantage of an emergency shelter opened in Giles County yesterday morning-- so it closed by the afternoon.

[4-Scores]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=lba]
[TAPE#NONE]
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In sports,
Clemson had 41 fouls as North Carolina pulled off a victory.
For yesterday's scores, let's check the scoreboards.
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