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News-head

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Up next on News 7 at 11... Bath County police make an arrest in a shooting last night.
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The general assembly say says no to a plan to increase the speed limit.
And find out why one American is willing to risk his life for this olympic event.
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Bath-Shooting


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Shooting


A Hopewell man was shot in the face last night in Bath County at a home along Route 6-29.
Rescuers transported 40-year old John Wyatt to Roanoke Memorial Hospital --he's now in stable condition.
Police arrested Gary McGaughlin of Marlington, West Virginia and charged him with attempted murder.
Authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting.




Roanoke-Ax


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=dse
TAPE#97-99
GRAPHIC=Accident


A traffic accident in Roanoke early this morning injured three people.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


It happened around four near the Racetrack gas station on Orange Avenue.
A car flipped over several times, took out traffic signs and a utility pole and finally landed upside down.
All three passengers were treated and released at a Roanoke hospital with no serious injury.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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Abed


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=khu
TAPE#=98-2
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


The trial of the Abed crime family is going on its sixth week of testimony in a federal court in Roanoke.
It's set to begin Tuesday.
Keith Humphry has this review of the evidence from last week.
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(( The jury saw a videotaped demonstration of a molotov cocktail and how it works.
Hurling a vodka bottle full of gasoline does not exactly match the scenarios alleged in the Abed indictment. Standup 15:16:05 ((Richard Chisholm says he stood on a log and pushed a Boones Farm wine bottle through the security bars of the rear window of the Corner Store.
Everybody agrees the fire started on the opposite wall- -nine and a half feet away- -inside the storeroom.))
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It'll be up to the jury to decide whether a molotov cocktail could have been what started the fire.
An expert hired by the defense says it couldn't have happened that way.
Patrick McGinley scoffed at the fact that investigators failed to find the wine bottle- -or part of it.
Not even the rag Chisholm says they stuffed in the neck of the bottle turned up among the broken beer bottles inside. Standup 15:21:15 ((After the President's Day holiday the defense attorneys say they have one more day's worth of witnesses.
The Government will undoubtedly have some rebuttal evidence.
And then the jury could get the case by the end of the week.
Keith Humphry NEWS 7 , Roanoke.))
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WW2-bomb


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=NET
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An explosion in England today actually dates back to a world war 2 air raid.
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A massive German bomb called a 'fat boy' was discovered undergound near a residential area.... dating back to a 1942 German bombing run.
The bomb was designed to penetrate deep into the ground. Experts couldn't get to the detonator to diffuse it, so they evacuated more than a thousand people and blew it up.
A second, smaller bomb was safely diffused and removed.
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Tease#1



ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=mhi
TAPE#=Tease1


When the news continues we'll tell you about a sport making its Olympic debut this year--
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VO-NAT


and an athlete who's putting his life on the line for it.
The sport is Curling.
More on that when we return.
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Business-Review


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#=BIZ
GRAPHIC=Business Review


A pharmicist reacts to rising rates and profits for a local tobacco seller take a tumble.
Scott Goldberg has those stories and more in this week's News-7 Business Review.
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98-6
((A Bedford pharmacist discovered something that could make his customers rather nervous.
Paul Bisbee went to re-order a relaxant drug and found out the price had soared from ten dollars a bottle to 343-dollars.
Bisbee has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging two pharmaceutical companies wrongfully jacked up the price. 98-2
The F-T-C is teaming up with the Post Office in another scam-busting venture.
The agency is going after companies that run bogus classified ads promising post-office jobs to people willing to pay a fee. 98-5
In Blacksburg, researchers at Virginia Tech got a big federal grant to investigate how ultraviolet lights reflect off road signs in foggy or rainy weather.
It's part of the high-tech smart-road laboratory on the highway connecting Interstate-81 and Blacksburg. lb-7
In Danville, Dimon tobacco announced a whopping 36-percent drop in profits during the last half of 19-97.
The tobacco-leaf seller blames the drop on cigarette makers, who are buying less tobacco in anticipation of high cigarette taxes coming from a national tobacco settlement. Dow Jones Pre Pro
This week on Wall Street, four straight days of record closes brought the Dow to an all time-high of 83-70.
The Nasdaq went up 16-points, ending the week at 17-10.
That's your News-7 Business Review.
I'm Scott Goldberg.))

Speed-Limit


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-96
GRAPHIC=none


A proposal to raise the speed limit on major highways including I-81 came to a dead end yesterday, when the House of Delegates voted against it.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Radford;


The House Transportation Committee sent a bill to the House floor that would have raised the maximum speed to 70- miles per hour on interstates.
But the House put the brakes on the measure voting 82- to 18- against the idea.
Some people opposed to the proposal say greater speeds mean higher risks of accidents.
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SOT-05:03:46
IN Q=AIR BAGS AND

((MARTIN TURNAUER/RADFORD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR; AIR BAGS AND SEAT BELTS ARE NOT MADE FOR REALLY HIGHER SPEEDS VERSUS WHAT THEY ARE REALLY MADE FOR. AND A COUPLE OF OTHER REASONS, WEATHER CONDITIONS CERTAINLY PLAY HAVOC. PEOPLE WON'T SLOW DOWN IN BAD WEATHER. ANOTHER SITUATION WOULD BE THAT WE HAVE AN OLDER POPULATION. MORE AND MORE OLDER DRIVERS, SLOWER REACTION TIME AND THEY ARE NOT GOING TO SLOW DOWN THEIR SPEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Martin Turnauer/Radford University Prof.;
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OUT Q=THEIR SPEEDS.
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VO-NAT


Turnauer (TURN-HOUR) also says when speeds increase on interstates, it usually means higher speeds on secondary roads, which could result in more fatalities.
If the bill is submitted again, he says one thing delegates should consider is the accident statistics of states which have already approved the legislation.
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Olympics


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=NET
GRAPHIC=none


Snowboarding isn't the only winter sport making its Olympic debut this year...
There is also "curling"... it's a big deal to one U.S. competitor, so big, he may be risking his life to compete.
Jonathan Freed has details.
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OUT Q=CBS News, Nagano

((
SOUND-UP: CURLING.
It may look like shuffleboard for Eskimos
SOUND-UP: CURLING.
but curling is one of the newest Olympic sportsand could mere shuffleboard make grown men behave like this?
SOUND-UP: U-S TEAM WINNING SATURDAY.
That's the American teamwinning its way into the semi-finals with a surprising victory over Japan.
SOUND-UP: CURLING STOX.
Curling got its start long ago, on frozen Scottish lakes.
It's about sliding
SOUND-UP: CURLING.
sweeping
SOUND-UP: CURLING.
and basically groping your way down the icetrying to get your "granite rocks" into the center of that thing that looks like a targetwhile keeping the other guy's out.
SOUND-UP: CURLING.
The Americans ultimately did not win a medal.
But the real American victory may be a personal onethis is Mike Peplinski from
Minnesotawho delayed a kidney transplant to stick with his team and go to the

games.
BITE 02:44:20 (MIKE PEPLINSKI/U.S. CURLING TEAM): SINCE AUGUSTMY CONDITION25 PER CENT OF NORMAL KIDNEY FUNCTIONSO RIGHT NOW I'M O-K TO KEEP COMPETING.
SOUND-UP: AMERICAN TEAM.
Peplinski says one of the reasons he's taking chances with his health is his determination to boost curling's profile back in the States.
SOUND-UP: AMERICAN TEAM WINNING.
And ya knowmaybe these guys do know something the rest of usdon't.
J-FNagano.))

Special-Olympics


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-95
GRAPHIC=none


American athletes in Nagano weren't the only ones with their eye on a gold medal.
Here in Southwest Virginia other athletes had the same goal in sight.
David Johnson explains.
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SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Luke Williamson/Athlete; :20
SUPER=01-Katherine Beck/Athlete; :31 QUICKLY!!
SUPER=01-Maury Abbitt/Athlete; :34 QUICKLY!!
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((Close to 250- athletes took part in the special olympics regional basketball tournament held this weekend in Blacksburg.
From the physically challenged to the learning- disabled, the games are part of the year- round activities that give participants something more than just a place to showcase their talents.
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IN Q=FOR ONE I'VE

((LUKE WILLIAMSON/ATHLETE; FOR ONE I'VE LEARNED THAT TEAMWORK IS MORE THAN WINNING AND THAT, AT LEAST IF YOU TRY YOUR BEST, YOU KNOW THAT YOU PUT SOMETHING INTO IT.))
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BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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((KATHERINE BECK/ATHLETE; YOU CAN MEET NEW FRIENDS AND DO STUFF.))
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OUT Q=DO STUFF.

BUTT/BUTT/BUTT
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SOT-03:22:35
IN Q=THESE OLYMPICS

((MAURY ABBITT/ATHLETE; THESE OLYMPICS, THEY GIVE ME A CHANCE TO HELP PEOPLE. TO LEARN THE BASKETBALL GAME AND MEET NEW PEOPLE TOO. AND GO DIFFERENT PLACES, I LIKE THAT.))
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The New River Valley is one of several localities that has a unified league, where athletes are paired up with people without disabilities and players take part in a full season.
At these tournaments, full- court, half- court and individual skills competitions are part of the ever- growing programs of the event.
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IN Q=WE FIND THAT

((NANCY HARMAN/REGIONAL COORDINATOR; WE FIND THAT WHEN WE HAVE PEOPLE COME OUT AND WATCH THE EVENTS, PEOPLE BECOME INVOLVED AS COACHES AND STUFF. THEY SOON REALIZE THAT OUR ATHLETES HAVE A LOT OF ABILITY AND THEY BEGIN TO FORGET ABOUT THEIR DISABILITIES AND THEY START FOCUSING ON THEIR ABILITIES. THAT'S WHAT IS EXCITING ABOUT OUR PROGRAM AND THAT'S WHAT HAS BROUGHT MORE OF OUR ATHLETES IN AS WELL.))
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STAND-UP/03:56:38 ((DAVID JOHNSON/REPORTING; CASSELL COLISEUM IS ONE OF FOUR SITES STATEWIDE WHERE THE GAMES ARE BEING HELD. GOLD MEDAL WINNERS MAY QUALIFY FOR THE STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS WHICH ARE IN FREDERICKSBURG NEXT MONTH. DAVID JOHNSON, NEWS 7, BLACKSBURG.))
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Tease#2



ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p


Straight ahead on the newscast we'll take a look back at the women of the raceways.
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VO-NAT


They used to step behind the wheel for the Petticoat Derby--an event that included a straight line contest and stop line event.
We'll have the complete story when the news continues.
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Road-Report


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=Road Report
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If tomorrow's holiday is a workday for you--you'll have more to deal with on your commute than freezing rain.
Here's Stacey Martin with an update on road construction in this week's edition of Road Report.
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((In Roanoke County, work continues to widen Merriman Road which is closed to through traffic from Ranchcrest Drive to Springlawn Drive. Detours are in place.
And, delays are expected near the intersection of Twelve O'Clock Knob Road and Lost Mountain Road as construction continues in that area.
Over in Botetourt County VDOT crews are extending part of route 7-99 near its intersection with Route 6-40. Delays are expected. pre pro
Looking elsewhere around the region, Route 7-11 in Grayson County will be closed Tuesday at 5 p-m so crews can replace a drainage pipe.
And, that's it for this week's edition of Road Report. I'm Stacey Martin.))

Super-Sunday


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=djo
TAPE#=97-98
GRAPHIC=none


The Blacksburg Recreation Center is one of the newest places for local teenagers to go and play a little basketball.
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VO-NAT
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The center is now hosting SUPER SUNDAYS where you have to be a teen to get in.
Youngsters get together and play a little ball and when they get tired, they can relax with a bite to eat while watching television.
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((MARK MITRY/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; LAST YEAR WE HAD FIVE ON FIVE. THIS IS SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR, THREE ON THREE. ALL OUR FRIENDS GET TOGETHER, WE PLAY THREE ON THREE, SO IT'S PRETTY GOOD.)) ((BRIAN DANIELS/HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT; IT'S A GOOD WAY FOR BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO HAVE SOMETHING TO DO ON THE WEEKENDS WITH THEIR FRIENDS. TO PLAY SOME BALL OR WHATEVER.))
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SUPER=01-Brian Daniels/High School Student;
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OUT Q=OR WHATEVER.
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While basketball is the only game being offered now, there may be plans to add some more.
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IN Q=IF WE CAN

((PHILLIP CONNER/BLACKSBURG REC. SUPERVISOR; IF WE CAN GET BACK INTO MORE OF WHAT THE TEAMS WANT, MAYBE SOME VOLLEYBALL, MORE SKI TRIPS. WORKING TOWARDS A DIVERSIFIED TEAM PROGRAM.))
SUPER=01-Phillip Conner/Blacksburg Rec. Supervisor;
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OUT Q=AT ONE TIME.
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Conner says the benefit of offering the center to the teens on Sunday is to give them a place to call their own, while keeping them off the streets.
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DerbyReel


ANCHOR=Eric
NEWSCAST=11p
WRITER=dse
TAPE#=NewsReel
GRAPHIC=NewsReel


This weekend saw the start of the Nascar season--racing events where men dominate the tracks.
But, in this week's edition of the Virginia Newsreel David Seidel takes a look at one race where women took center stage.
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((R-29 25:17
No roaring engines. r-29 24:41
No smoking wrecks. 18:58
Some careful steering was the key to this derby-- the Petticoat Derby.
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18:15
IN Q=There will be

((WELL THERE WILL BE FOUR PROBLEMS. THE FIRST IS A HORRIBLE LITTLE PARALLEL PARKING, THAT I CAN'T DO TOO WELL MYSELF BUT THEY'RE PRETTY GOOD AT. AND WE QUICKLY SUBSTITUTED AN OFF-SET ALLEY PROBLEM INSTEAD OF OUR SERPENTINE SO THIS WAS A SURPRISE FOR THEM AND THEY'RE A PRETTY GAME BUNCH. THIS IS BACKING THROUGH A ZIG-ZAG COURSE THAT IS VERY VERY TIGHT.))
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Other events included a straight line contest and a stop line event, where the drivers had to stop their scouts within six-inches of a line, but not over.
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18:55
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((Do you think their husbands did any coaching? A LITTLE BIT, YES, I THINK SO. BUT THERE'S REALLY TOO MUCH YOU CAN DO.))

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The derby was a women's version of the Virginia Truck Rodeo being held at Towers Mall.
That's Virginia Newsreel, I'm David Seidel, News-7.))
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-38
GRAPHIC=Dale Earnhardt


Dale Earnhardt had won 70 races and 7 Winston Cup Titles but he picked up the biggest win of his career yesterday taking the checkered Flag at the Daytona 500 after failing to win the race in 20 straight tries.
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The cars were running close at the beginning of the race as 42 cars remained on the lead lap after the first ten circuits around the track.
Earnhardt moved from fourth place to first 19 laps into the race and pole setter Bobby Labonte was right on his bumper Earnhardt would lead for 19 laps.
But defending points champion Jeff Gordon worked from the middle of the field to take the lead on lap 67 and he would lead the race at the halfway mark.
Several cars got tangled up on a pit stop Dale Jarrett got hit doing damage to the right side of his car and Jeff Burton was also hit attempting to pit.
The first caution of the day came after 125 laps when South Boston's Ward Burton cut a tire and had to make a trip to the pits.
Earhnardt was the leader after 172 laps of the race and when the caution flew with two laps to go Earnhardt beat Bobby Labonte back to the line and he would take the checkered flag under caution winning the Daytona 500.
And as Earnhardt made his way to victory lane all the crews lined pit row to show their respect as Earnhardt wins the race that's haunted him for years.
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((RICHARD CHILDRESS/CAR OWNER: )) ((DALE EARNHARDT/DAYTONA 500 WINNER: ))
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SUPER=01-Dale Earnhardt/Daytona 500 Winner; :12
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OUT Q=.....we could do it."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Daytona logo


Bobby Labonte was second, Jeremy Mayfield third, Ken Schrader fourth and Rusty Wallace fifth.
That's it for sports. Have a great day everybody!

S-Golf


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S8-2
GRAPHIC=PGA Logo


One of the oldest records on the P-G-A tour fell yesterday in the final round of the Hawaiian Open.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Honolulu, HI/ABC SPORTS; :


John Huston put his stamp on the tour by birding the final hole to finish at 260, 28 under par breaking the tours 27 under mark set by Ben Hogan.
Houston shot a final round 66 and the win gives him a two year exemption after coming close to losing his card.
Tom Watson played one of his best rounds as he came home with a 66 to finish in second place at 267, 21 under par.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Seniors Logo


Jim Albus shot a final round 71 to win the G-T-E Classic on the Senior Tour. Albus started the day two shots off the lead before finishing 6 under par.
SS=Billy King


Roanoke's Billy King shot his best round of the tournament a 72 to finish at 227, 14 over par.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Express/Checkers


Roanoke's Wayne Strachan had a hat trick this evening as the Roanoke Express beat the Charlotte Checkers 4 to 3.
Daniel Berthiaume had 33 saves in the game as the Express wins its second straight on the road.
Roanoke returns to the Roundhouse Tuesday night against Raleigh.

Sports Tease


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


And up next, Clemson routs Florida State the Heat beats the Raptors in Toronto.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Chicago Bulls pull off a win over the Detroit Pistons in the Windy City.
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S-Clemson


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-2
GRAPHIC=ACC Logo


Clemson played like the team that nearly made the final four last year beating Florida State 78 to 49.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Tallahassee, FL/JP-RAYCOM; :


Steve Robinson talking with Kerry Thompson before the tipoff.
The Tigers jumped out to the early lead in the first half Terrell McIntyre pulls up and hits the three for a 10 to 1 lead.
Clemson gets out on the run on this play Harold Jamison follows the missed shot with the Jam and the Tigers led by 18 in the half.
Tony Christie scored a career high SUPER=33-Clemson/78/Florida St./49/;19

points here on the one hand alley oop jam and the Tigers beat the Seminoles 78 to 49.
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S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VB98-1
GRAPHIC=Chicago Bulls


Toni Kukoc took advantage of a start yesterday scoring 22 points as the Chicago beat Detroit 99 to 90.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Chicago, IL/NBC SPORTS; :


Kukoc got the start because Dennis Rodman missed the morning shootout around.
Michael Jordan runs the floor and throws the pass to Kukoc for the easy layup but the Bulls trailed by four points.
Jordan would take care of that as he gets out on the break in the second quarter and the Bulls led by four.
Detroit's Grant Hill gets the steal SUPER=32-Chicago/99/Detroit/90/;and

takes it in for the reverse layup but the Bulls hold on for the 99 to 90 win.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=


Dale Earnhardt takes a ride to victory lane at Daytona. More later on Mornin'.

S-Scores


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S8-4
GRAPHIC=NONE
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA/NBC SPORTS; :


In Los Angeles, The Lakers hosted the Houston Rockets.
And Charles Barkley hit a jumper with three seconds on the clock as the Rockets beat the Lakers. For all the scores lets go to the boards.
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OUT Q=.......last score."
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S-Liberty


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# BB98-3
GRAPHIC=LIBERTY


The Lady Flames are in the running for a second straight Big South Championship.
As Denise Allen tells us a big reason is Liberty's international connection.
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IN Q=Elena Kisseleva
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-Rick Reeves/Liberty Head Coach; :21
SUPER=@Denise1; :27
SUPER=01-Irene Sloof/The Netherlands; :34
SUPER=01-Kirstyn Bliss/Australia; :52
SUPER=01-Elena Kisseleva/Russia; 1:11
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OUT Q=News 7 Sports


((Elena Kisseleva wanted to play ball and be a student.
In her homeland of Russia she would have had to choose one or the other.
For Australian born Kirstyn Bliss playing college hoops in America was a childhood dream.
And freshman Irene Sloof is adjusting to being away from her family in the Netherlands.
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IN Q=

((RICK REEVES/LIBERTY HEAD COACH: KISSELEVA AND KIRSTYN WERE MY FIRST INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS. THEY'RE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS THEY GET ALONG WITH THEIR TEAMMATES.))
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OUT Q=

DENISE ALLEN/NEWS 7: THE LANGUAGE OF BASKETBALL IS UNIVERSAL AND FOR THESE TALENTED PLAYERS SUCCEEDING ON THE COURT WAS EASY, BUT MAKING IT IN THE CLASSROOM WAS MORE OF A CHALLENGE.
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IN Q=

((IRENE SLOOF: THAT'S A LITTLE TOUGHER. I HAD TO DO A LOT OF READING IN ENGLISH AND IT TOOK ME A LOT OF TIME. THE SEMESTER WENT WELL AND I WAS SATISFIED WITH IT.))
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Basketball is different in America as well. But for these players that translates into person success and team victories.
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IN Q=

((KIRSTYN BLISS/AUSTRALIA: WE JUST PRACTICED ONCE OR TWICE A WEEK AND PEOPLE DIDN'T TURN UP. PEOPLE JUST DID WHATEVER THEY WANTED. HERE IT'S PRACTICE EVERY SINGLE DAY, THERE ARE SO MANY PLAYS AND THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO LEARN.))
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((ELENA KISSELEVA: BASKETBALL IN AMERICA IS MORE POWERFUL. THE PEOPLE TRY TO LOOK MORE AT THE POST PLAYERS FOR THE SCORE. IN RUSSIA EVERYBODY TALL AND SKINNY AND IT'S MORE LIKE FAST BREAK BASKETBALL ))
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Elena leads the Big South Conference in scoring and is 19th in the country in that category.
Denise Allen News 7 Sports.))

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Most people go indoors to get out of the cold--but at one palace it pays to bundle up even more before you enter.
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It's the ice palace in Finland--standing two storeys tall and made with 660 thousand cubic feet of snow.
The structure is built to resemble a castle and includes an art gallery, restaurant and --get this-- a wedding chapel.
Several thousand people are expected to brave the chilly temperatures and visit the palace before it closes in April.
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