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ANCHOR=Jean

Up next on News 7 at Six, the state settles with the defunct Holdren's
chain--but will customers actually see any money?
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And Covington parents say they were just standing up for their rights--they've forced a convicted sex offender out of the neighborhood.
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ANCHOR=Mike



Tonight in sports, it's been a tough day for regional basketball teams as Tech and West Virginia both fall out of their respective tournaments.
The ACC is set to open in Greensboro,
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and thanks to the ruling of an arbitrator, Latrell Sprewell regains his paycheck and gets a chance to rejoin the NBA.
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Another fast moving system will throw around some snowshowers tonight.

Chilly readings through Friday.Holdren's


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=sgo
TAPE#98-2
GRAPHIC=Holdren's


When Holdren's electronic stores went out of business two years ago, thousands of customers were left holding extended service contracts--
Contracts that were not honored by the company that bought Holdren's assets.
Today, Attorney General Mark Earley announced a deal that could give some customers their money back.
Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom


Scott Goldberg is in the newsroom tonight with the details.
Live=Scott Full/Newsroom
SUPER=@Scott1;


Jean, the Attorney General said his office is "very agressive when it comes to consumer protection."
That's why he was proud to announce a one-point-seven million-dollar judgment against Holdren's...the estimated value of what the electronic-store chain owes its former customers.
The problem is: Holdren's is bankrupt.
So the judgment may be for millions ... but Holdren's could only afford to make 100-thousand dollars available to consumers.
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLY: FEW THINGS ARE MORE DISAPPOINTING THAN PAYING GOOD MONEY AND NOT GETTING WHAT YOU PAID FOR AND UNFORTUNATELY HOLDREN'S DID NOT DELIVER ON THEIR EXTENDED SERVICE CONTRACTS. )) RUNS:10
OUT Q=CONTRACTS


Holdren's did not deliver because it COULD NOT deliver.
It went out of business in 19-96.
Today, when Attorney General Earley announced his judgment against Holdren's...
the lawyer representing the defunct electronics store said pre pro quote
"This is an Attorney-General-wants-to look-good story."
Meaning, what's the point of announcing a one-point-seven million- dollar settlement against a company that has no money?
That's a question Earley could not answer.
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SOT 00:01:00
IN Q=the one point

((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: THE ONE POINT SEVEN MILLION IS A JUDGMENT AGAINST THE COMPANY WHICH POTENTIALLY WE COULD COLLECT ON IN THE FUTURE, HOWEVER THE CHANCES OF THAT ARE FAIRLY DIM BECAUSE THE COMPANY IS OUT OF BUSINESS. )) RUNS:10
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Live=Scott Full/Newsroom


If this judgment is approved by a Roanoke judge, there WILL be some refund money available.
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take board 100essC -- Holdren's Claims.
Anyone holding a Holdren's warranty that was not honored can call:
area code 8-0-4, 7-8-6, 0-5-9-4.
Double Boxes=Jean and Scott/Newsroom


Claims need to be filed by May first.
Jean.

Wall-Collapse


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#98-8
GRAPHIC=none


The collapse of a wall at a downtown Lynchburg building yesterday has some people wondering how safe OTHER city structures are.
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Yesterday's collapse crushed seven cars parked next to 11-15 Main Street.
SUPER=04-Today; :05


Today, cleanup crews removed loose bricks and mortar from the top of the "turn-of-the century" building.
Inspectors say the structure appears to be in good shape.. and does not pose any threat to pedestrians or motorists.
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SOT 5:32:13
IN Q=Well I think

((EARL TAYLOR/LYNCHBURG CITY INSPECTOR: WELL, I THINK THE MAIN THING IS IN THE BUILDINGS DOWNTOWN WE FEEL FAIRLY SECURE BECAUSE OF THE TYPE OF STRUCTURE. MOST OF THEM IS HEAVY TIMBER STRUCTURE AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WALLS UP TO 20 INCHES THICK, SO MOST OF THEM ARE PRETTY SOUND.))
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RUNS=:17
OUT Q=are pretty sound.
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VO-NAT


Officials still aren't sure what caused the wall to collapse.
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Akers


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=sta
TAPE#=98-7
GRAPHIC=none


A group in Covington has succeeded in getting a twice convicted sex offender to move away from an elementary school.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


In November parents found out that Randall Akers was living in a home next to the Edgemont Primary School playground.
But, now members of Edgemont Parents Taking Action have convinced Akers to move.
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IN Q=If you're quiet

((DAVID KIDD/EDGEMONT PARENTS TAKING ACTION: IF YOU'RE QUIET AND LET IT GO. IF YOU'RE PASSIVE NOTHING WILL EVER CHANGE. WE STOOD UP AND WE DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND WE MADE A DIFFERENCE FOR ALL OF VIRGINIA.))
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RUNS=:07
OUT Q=all of Virginia.
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VO-NAT


The group is also holding a Stranger-Awareness, Self-Defense class at Covington High School tomorrow night to teach -parents and children how to better protect themselves.
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Abed


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=jda
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=Joseph Abbott


There is still no verdict in the Abed case, but members of the federal jury have posed some questions to the court.
Yesterday and today, they sent written questions to judge Sam Wilson.
One was a procedural issue.
The others dealt with defendants who may have had knowledge of an alleged offense, but did not actively participate in the crime.
Wilson declined the jury's request for transcripts of recordings. He also directed them to the jury instructions for answers to the other questions.
The jury is promising verdicts on Friday.Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=NONE

Still to come on News 7 at Six... Roanoke's pulling no punches with the city's boxing association... after several hundred dollars comes up unaccounted for.
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And imagine a face-lift... to the tune of over 6-hundred thousand dollars. That's what one town is investing in its minor league ball park... And not everyone is happy about it.

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ANCHOR=Keith
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GRAPHIC=Education


Governor Jim Gilmore wants to wait a year on the issue.
But the building blocks are in place for the General Assembly to do something to help build and repair schools this year.
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((DEL. TOM JACKSON/D-HILLSVILLE: VIRGINIA IS ONE OF ONLY TWO STATES IN AMERICA THAT ONLY DOES LOAN PROGRAMS FOR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. WE SHARE THAT DISTINCTION WITH ARKANSAS. AND I WANT TO MOVE US UP IN THE CATEGORY OF STATES THAT GIVES MONEY AS GRANTS TO LOCALITIES WHO ALSO IN PARTNERSHIP HELP FUND THE PROJECTS.))
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VO-NAT
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So Jackson's bill would provide about 128-million dollars over the next two years -- only the second state money in 50 years to help localities.
But Senate Republicans won full Senate approval today for a smaller amount of money-- and the year's delay the Governor would like to see.
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SOT bruce 13:59:45
IN Q=Ultimately when

((SEN. BILL MIMS/R-LOUDOUN CO.: ULTIMATELY WHEN WE LEAVE HERE ON MARCH 14TH, OR WHENEVER IT IS, THAT WE WILL HAVE A BI-PARTISAN SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM THAT WE CAN ALL BE PROUD OF, THAT WE CAN ALL TAKE HOME.))
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RUNS=:12
OUT Q=take home.
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VO-NAT


The fight over school construction money will be fought-- along with the tax fight-- over the next ten days.
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Danville-Council


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=chu
TAPE#98-3
GRAPHIC=Campaign 98


When voters in Danville head to the polls in May, they'll have plenty of people to chose in the race for city council.
Ten candidates are vying for four at-large seats.
Christy Hubley introduces us to some of the candidates in the first of a three-part report.
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(( Aubrey Ferrell is one of two incumbants seeking re-election to Danville's city council.
Having served for ten years, he's most proud of bringing new businesses to the city.
It's something he'd like to continue in another term.
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SOT 1:23:00-:11
IN Q= Well, I've had a hand

((AUBREY FERRELL: WELL, I'VE HAD A HAND IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT HAVING BEEN A PART OF THE TEAM THAT BROUGHT GOODYEAR, CORNING, GYPSON, SEVEN INDUSTRIES TO DANVILLE. THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN MY INTEREST.))
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OUT Q=been my interest.


Ruby Archie is the other incumbant.
A retired English teacher, she says too many young people are leaving Danville and taking their talents with them.
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SOT 1:55:25-:36
IN Q=And so we need to recruit

((RUBY ARCHIE: AND SO WE NEED TO RECRUIT MORE INDUSTRY SO THAT WE CAN ASSURE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE THAT THERE ARE A VARIETY OF JOBS SO WE CAN KEEP SOME OF THEIR EXPERTICE IN DANVILLE.))
RUNS:11
OUT Q=expertice in Danville.


John Creasy is one young person who decided to return to Danville after college.
At 29, he wants to bring fresh ideas to city council.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 1:22:14-:27
IN Q=I want to see

((JOHN CREASY: I WANT TO SEE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPANDED. I WANT TO SEE EDUCATION IMPROVED. AND IF YOU WANT A TRULY DIVERSE CITY COUNCIL I THINK YOU NEED TO REPRESENT ALL THE CITIZENS OF DANVILLE.))
RUNS:13
OUT Q=citizens of Danville.


Creasy even has a website outlining his vision for Danville.
You'll find it at www.johncreasy.com.
Charles Scott is Vice President of Wyatt Buick and Chairman of the Danville Regional Airport Commission.
One hurdle he sees in Danville's future... raising new revenues if and when the state's car tax is gone.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT 5:45:10-:25
IN Q=We don't know the

((CHARLES SCOTT: WE DON'T KNOW THE ANSWERS TO THOSE QUESTIONS YET. SO IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME, PROBABLY SOME INNOVATIVE THINKING JUST TO STAY ON AN EVEN PLANE. AND I DON'T WANT TO JUST STAY EVEN. I THINK WE NEED TO BE VERY PROGRESSIVE.)) RUNS:15
OUT Q=to be very progressive.


These folks will square-off against each other and six other candidates in the May 5th election.
Christy Hubley, News 7, Danville.))
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ANCHOR=Jean
SS=Campaign 98


Christy will introduce us to more of the Danville city council candidates when our special report continues next Wednesday.

L'burg-Council


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
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One Lynchburg city council candidate's campaign is over before it even began.
Tim Dirr submitted his petitions hours before the deadline yesterday.
But voter registrar Carol Read says only 91 of the signatures were from registered voters.. Dirr needed 125 to qualify.
Seven other candidates are still in the running for three at-large seats in

May. Stocks


ANCHOR=Jean
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Boxing-Club


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=98-11
GRAPHIC=none


The Roanoke Boxing Association has more than 12 thousand dollars in outstanding bills, and less than 300 dollars in the bank.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


A city audit also found several hundred dollars unaccounted for, unpaid payroll taxes, and no liability insurance.
The Association's lease on the Victory Stadum Gym has been suspended.
That saddened boxer Brad Minter, who says the gym got him off the street and out of trouble.
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SOT 11:02:23
IN Q=just changed my life

((BRAD MINTER/BOXER; JUST CHANGED MY LIFE TOTALLY, JUST GAVE ME SOMETHING TO DO, KEPT ME OUT OF THE BAD THINGS AND JUST KIND OF INSPIRED ME TO DO A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS, IF I CAN ACCOMPLISH FIGHTING I CAN ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING, IT JUST CHANGED MY WHOLE LIFE AROUND.))
SOT 14:50:39

((WIL DIBLING/CITY ATTORNEY; THIS IS A MATTER THAT HAS BEEN TURNED OVER TO THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY, AND IS THE SUBJECT OF AN ONGOING POLICE INVESTIGATION, ONCE THAT INVESTIGATION IS COMPLETED THE COMMONWEATH'S ATTORNEY WILL HAVE TO REVUE IT AND DETERMINGE IF THERE'S ANY REASON TO PROCEDE FURTHER WITH THE CRIMINAL ISSUES.))
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RUNS=:35
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VO-NAT


Commonealth's Attorney Don Caldwell says he's still investigating.
Rick Hawkins, the executive director of the Boxing Associate, was not available for comment today.
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Pulaski-Ball


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#98-6
GRAPHIC=none


Pulaski's minor league ball park is getting a major overhaul.
But the upgrade has raised some questions with its hefty price tag.
Teresa Hamilton has more.
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IN Q=More than
SUPER=03-Pulaski; :00
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(( More than 600- thousand dollars in improvements are underway at Calfee Park.
Mayor John Johnston says the upgrade was necessary to secure a four year deal with the Pulaski Rangers minor league team.
But more than anything-- he says-- town council wanted to improve Pulaski's quality of life.
(/////SOT/////)
SOT
IN Q=We didn't

((JOHN JOHNSTON/PULASKI MAYOR:WE DIDN'T REALLY ANTICIPATE MAKING ANY MONEY OFF OF IT-- THERE'S NO RETURN-- UNLESS SOMEBODY COMES IN AND WATCHES A BALL GAME AND LIKES THE COMMUNITY OR DECIDED TO EAT DINNER IN OUR RESTAURANT. ))
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TAKE SU-- 22:51:59
The project has NOT been without controversy-- some residents feel taxpayer dollars could've been spent differently. END SU
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21:23:22
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BETTER USES FOR THE TAXES. ))
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George Albright lives next to Calfee Park.
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21:23:24
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IN Q=Upgrading

((GEORGE ALBRIGHT/PULASKI RESIDENT: UPGRADING OF MORE POLICE OFFICERS, MORE FIREMEN, MORE EMS PERSONNEL, MORE TEACHERS IN OUR SCHOOLS. ))
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OUT Q=in our schools.


Pulaski Police Chief Herb Cooley would also like to see more officers on the street--
He's especially concerned because the town recently paid 30-- thousand dollars for a study outlining ways Pulaski could save money.
One recommendation was cutting back on the number of officers.
There are currently 29- on the Pulaski force.
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21:49:08
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((HERB COOLEY/PULASKI POLICE CHIEF:I THINK ANY LESS WOULD CERTAINLY HURT THE EFFICIENCY AND PERHAPS OFFICER SAFETY IN THE TOWN. ))
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The study also suggested cutting the number of paid firemen--
At this point-- nothing has been decided.
Mayor Johnston says the study will be examined closely-- before council addresses its budget in early June.

Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Pulaski.))Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#SPORTS TEASE
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, Sprewell gets his wish to rejoin the NBA, the ACC tournament is set to tipoff tomorrow night.
The Hokies were beaten this afternoon in the A-10.
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VO-NAT eng#


And West Virginia looked to avoid a similar fate this afternoon as the Big East tournament opened in New York City.

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


The Virginia Tech men's team was knocked out of the Atlantic 10 tournament today in the opening round.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Minutemen vs. Hokies; :00


The Hokies lost to Massachusetts 64-to-58 despite 21 points from all-rookie selection Rolan Roberts, who gets free on the break and throws down this slam.
The Hokies were worried about the inside and their fears became reality as Lari Ketner and Charleton Clarke each scored 21 points for the
SUPER=33-Massachusetts/64/Va. Tech/58;

Minutemen.
The Hokies were outrebounded 37-to-20 today. They finish the season at 10 and 17.

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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB98-1
GRAPHIC=BIG EAST


The Big East tournament continued today in New York City as Madison Square Garden played host to the first round.
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SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00


22nd ranked West Virginia ran into a buzzsaw this afternoon in the form of a fired up Rutgers team that shot nearly 50 percent in the first half and jumped out to a seven point halftime lead.
But the Mountaineers regained their composure and shooting eye and worked the ball inside to start the second half as Marcus Goree gets the two handed throwdown.
WVU would continue working the paint as Brent Solheim converts this basket.
SUPER=33-Rutger/72/West Virginia/65;


But Rutgers pulls off the 72 to 65 upset. Georgetown also upset Miami this afternoon.

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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO


The ACC men's basketball tournament begins four days of excitement at the Greensboro Coliseum tomorrow night.
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At nine o'clock you can catch the UVa-Duke game right here on WDBJ-7 as the Cavs try to play the spoiler's role and knock off the top ranked Blue Devils.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=ACC LOGO


The Cavaliers just stepped on the floor at the coliseum about 10 minutes ago for their evening practice.
Steve Mason is in North Carolina at the tournament and we'll check in with the Cavs tonight at 11.
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And if you're planning ahead for Friday here's the quarterfinal schedule of games you can watch right here on WDBJ.
At Noon, Maryland takes on Georgia Tech and then at two the FSU-State winner battles the North Carolina Tarheels.
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Then Friday night join us at seven, as Wake Forest takes on the Clemson Tigers in the final game to determine Saturday semi-final slate.
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S-Radford


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB98-2
GRAPHIC=FINAL FOUR


The Radford Highlanders can sit back watch all of the madness unfold this week and they wait for Sunday to find out their NCAA tournament dancing partner.
There has been come speculation that Radford strong finish to the season could keep them from being a 16th seed and having to face someone like Duke or North Carolina, but Ron Bradley says the team's low power rating likely will keep that from happening.
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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S7-17
GRAPHIC=NBA


The NBA got a big jolt this afternoon as an arbitrator ruled in favor of fallen star Latrell Sprewell.
On December 4th of last year, the league suspended him for one year without pay for attacking his head coach P.J. Carlesimo.
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SUPER=04-NBA; :00


The arbitrator shortened Sprewell's suspension by five months allowing him to return to the Warriors roster in July.
Of course the season will be over by then, but Sprewell will be allowed to return to the active roster meaning the team must honor the final two years of his contract worth more than $17 million.

(-------------)S-RVC



ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#BB98-3
GRAPHIC=High School


The Virginia Independent school basketball tournament continued today in the Valley.
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The Eagles of Roanoke Valley Christian hosting Lynchburg's Holy Cross in a second round game this afternoon.
H.C. opens the game Abraham Hughes stepping behind the line and hitting the three pointer for the first points of the game.
The Eagles would answer the three as center Justin Hurt slips into the paint and scores the jumper off the glass.
But Holy Cross gets it out on the run after a steal going to Joe Miano who scores the easy layup for a 6 point lead in the first quarter.
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Cross/74/;who scores on the in bounds pass and Holy Cross goes on to win it 74 to 55.

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ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#CP97-1
GRAPHIC=NFL


On the NFL front, free agent defensive lineman Sean Gilbert is visiting with the Denver Broncos this week.
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SUPER=03-Washington, DC/1996 Season;:00


Gilbert sat out all of last season in a contract dispute with the Redskins.
However he probably won't sign with another team until an arbitrator decides whether Washington can continue to designate him as a franchise player.
That's important because the Skins can get a first round draft pick as compensation for him if the arbitrator rules in their favor.
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That's News 7 at Six. Coming up at 11,
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local dairy farmers want to unionize to make more money on milk.
They say current prices are too low -- and family farms are going down the drain.
The Southeast Compact would let farmers AND consumers set their own milk prices.
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(Jean ad lib byes) Join us for that story and more tonight on News 7 at 11.