12:00-01

ANCHOR=Melanie

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The dogs coming into Roanoke City high schools this spring are anything but pets.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The proposal to use dogs to detect drugs as a way to rid schools of the element was approved last night by the school board.
Meanwhie, some suggested that the policy challenged a child's constitutional rights.
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SOT-07:57:48
IN Q=ALL OF THESE

((SHELIA SMITH; ALL OF THESE RULES AND ALL OF THESE LAWS AND EVERYTHING WE FOUGHT FOR IS SO IMPORTANT AND APPLY TO ALL CITIZENS, UNLESS OF COURSE YOU'RE AN ADOLESCENT AND YOU'RE IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL. AND THEN YOU NO LONGER HAVE THESE RIGHTS.))
SUPER=07-Shelia Smith;
RUNS=:15
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VO-NAT


But some school members insist the program could be used as a tool to aid existing proactive programs like D.A.R.E and after prom parties.
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SOT-03:10:50
IN Q=the first

((ELIZABETH LEE/PATRICK HENRY H.S. PRINCIPAL; THE FIRST INITIATIVE HERE STARTED WITH THE PARENTS IN A DISCUSSION WITH THE P-T-S-A BOARD. THEY ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE OF SCHOOL OFFICIALS IN ANY OF THE ENDEAVORS THAT WOULD MAKE THIS A SAFER SCHOOL FOR THEIR CHILDREN.))
SUPER=01-Elizabeth Lee/Patrick Henry H.S. Principal;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=their children.
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VO-NAT


The policy will be implemented next month, starting with William Fleming and Patrick Henry high schools.
The searches will be frequent, unannounced and at random.
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Longer-Calendar


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=djo
TAPE#net f
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A 360-thousand dollar pilot program in the school system is not setting well with parents and it's not so much the financial costs as it is time spent.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The school's administration plans to extend the present 180-day school year by about 30- days.
The additional time would be equivalent to a summer school course.
But parents like Tim Wright say more time spent in school takes away from family time.
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SOT-08:08:43
IN Q=I SPEND TIME

((TIM WRIGHT; I SPEND TIME WITH THEM DOING HOMEWORK EVERY NIGHT. I SPEN TIME DOING ALL THE THINGS THAT ARE NECESSARY. AND I AM NOT WILLING TO GIVE UP MY TIME WITH MY KIDS DURING THE SUMMER.))
SUPER=07-Tim Wright;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=during the summer.
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VO-NAT


Hurt Park elementary will be the pilot site for the program next school year.
School officials say those adamantly opposed to an extended calendar would be given the option of going to another school.
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Boxing


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=eea
TAPE#=98-11
GRAPHIC=Roanoke City


The Roanoke City Boxing Association has lost its funding and its gym after an audit uncovered financial irregularities.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


City officials suspended the Association's Community Development Block Grant, saying it failed to live up to its agreement with the city.
The February 23rd audit found the Association accepted grant money for expenses that were never paid, failed to maintain liability insurance, and didn't file payroll taxes.
The city has suspended its rental agreement with the Association for the gymnasium at Victory Stadium.
Association Director Rick Hawkins could not be reached for comment this morning.

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If you bought an extended service contract at an old Holdren's store, you might now be eligible for a refund.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke/File Tape;


When Holdren's was sold in 19-96, the company that bought the store did NOT honor those warranties.
But today the Attorney General's office announced it has reached a settlement with Holdren's.
The Attorney General says anyone who bought one of the service contracts should be able to get some money back.
(XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX)

take board -- Holdren's Claims.
If you are one of those people who bought a contract that was not honored, you can put in a claim for your refund by calling:
Area code 8-0-4, 7-8-6, 0-5-9-4.
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E-Wall-Collapse


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TAPE#98-13
GRAPHIC=None


Yesterday's partial building collapse in downtown Lynchburg is sparking safety concerns.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Lynchburg


At about 1:30, the brick veneer on the outside of 11- 15 Main Street suddenly gave way and fell to the ground.
No one was injured, but seven cars parked next to the building were heavily damaged by falling bricks and debris.
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SOT 9:33:39
IN Q=Suddenly I see

((UNA QUAMINA/EYEWITNESS: SUDDENLY I SEE A BIG MOVEMENT AND I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT, JUST COMING DOWN. I SAID `OH MY GOD, OH MY GOD', AND EVERYTHING WAS "PSSHT" IN A SECOND. YOU KNOW YOU LOOK AT IT AND IT'S THERE AND SUDDENLY IT'S JUST CRUSHED.))
SUPER=01-Una Quamina/Witness; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=it's just crushed.
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VO-NAT


Officials say the brick shell had been applied to the building after it was damaged by fire about twelve years ago.
Inspectors say the rest of the structure appears to be safe for the time being.

(----------------)UVA-Balcony-Collapse



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GRAPHIC=Lawsuit


A loved-one's graduation turned to tragedy and now a two-point-eight million dollar lawsuit.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Charlottesville/May 1997;


Barbara Gerard was one of 19 people injured when a balcony collapsed just before the U-V-A's commencement last May.
Her 73- year- old mother died from her injuries in the collapse.
The suit names the state, a university building official, and a consulting firm as defendants.
The family was in Charlottesville to see Gerard's daughter graduate from U-V-A.

(-------------)Puerto-Rico



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It's been a U-S territory for 100 years, but today is an important day in the FUTURE of Puerto Rico.
The House is considering a bill that would give Puerto Ricans the chance to vote on whether to continue its commonwealth status, be independent, OR become the 51st state.
No matter what residents of the island decide, Congress would still have to approve their verdict. Any change would take several years.

STARR-JORDAN


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TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


President Clinton's longtime friend Vernon Jordan faces more questions tomorrow from the grand jury in the Monica Lewinsky investigation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington, DC;

4:00:43
Yesterday he was grilled about his efforts to find Lewinsky a job and a lawyer.
SUPER=@File;


Meantime, as prosecutor Kenneth Starr checks out the president, the Justice Department is checking out Starr.
A U-S attorney says the Justice Department is reviewing allegations that Starr concealed perjury when he defended General Motors in a product liability suit.
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SOT

9:00:36
IN Q=

((J. KENDALL FEW/ATTORNEY: NO REASONABLY INTELLIGENT, FAIR-MINDED PERSON COULD COME TO ANY OTHER CONCLUSION... THAN THAT MR. STARR IS GUILTY OF THE OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.))
SUPER=01-J. Kendall Few/Attorney
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OUT Q=OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE.
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VO-NAT


Few represents one of the families of those killed or injured in General Motors truck fires.
Few says Starr knew a General Motors engineer made false statements during the trial and that Starr then tried to cover it up.
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SCOTUS


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=NOON
WRITER=MEL
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Supreme Court


The Supreme Court has given victims of homesexual harassment their first remedy under federal law.
In a unanimous decision today the court ruled that sexual harassment in the workplace applies even in same- sex cases.
The decision was based on a federal Lawsuit filed by a Oil rig worker who claimed he was sexually pursued and harassed by his male supervisor and two

other men.MCKINNEY


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WRITER=MEL
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GRAPHIC=None


The Army's top enlisted man is back on the stand today in his sexual misconduct court- martial.
Yesterday he repeatedly denied allegations that he sexually harassed six military women.
Byron Pitts reports.
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SOT
IN Q=
SUPER=01-Bryon Pitts/Reporting; :56 SU
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=CBS News, Washington.

((As the Army's top enlisted man.. Sgt. Major Gene McKinney has testified before Congress.. Dined with world leaders. been to nearly every major city on the globe, but it was his date with 8-jurors at Ft. Belvoir in Virginia. that will decide his destiny. DID YOU COMMIT ANY OF THE OFFENSES TO WHICH YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED - his lawyer asked. Shoulders square. sitting soldier straight. Mckinney answered 'NO SIR, I'VE COMMITTED NONE OF THOSE OFFENSES."
47-years old, Mckinney's charged with 19-counts of assault, adultery and obstruction of justice. Six women. all career soldiers. testified that Mckinney groped or pressured them for sex.
Mckinney testified on the day one of his accusers says he made sexual advances. HIS LAWYER ASKED DID YOU GRAB,KISS OR PICK HER UP WITH THE INTENT OF SATISFIING YOUR SEXUAL DESIRES. MCKINNEY ANSWERED, NO SIR,I DID NOT. McKinney says all he did was tell her she was fired.

(PITTS STANDUP CLOSE)

Mckinney's court martial is expected to wrap up this week. If convicted, the former Sgt. Major of the Army could face more than 55-years in prison. Byron

Pitts, CBS NEWS WASHINGTON))S-Brzonkala


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WRITER=equ
TAPE#98-2
GRAPHIC=Brzonkala


The U-S Court of Appeals heard arguments concerning Christy Brzonkala's never-proven rape allegations against two Virginia Tech football players.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


Brzonkala alleges she was gang-raped in 19-94.
Her civil lawsuit has two targets.
One is Virginia Tech.
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SOT 12:34:09
IN Q=So the school

((DEBORAH BRAKE/BRZONKALA ATTORNEY: SO THE SCHOOL IN THIS CASE HAS CREATED AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE MEN CAN RAPE WOMEN ON CAMPUS WITH NO REPERCUSSIONS WHATSOEVER.))
SOT 12:27:09

((ELYZABETH JOY HOLFORD/VA. TECH SPOKESWOMAN: WE DID NOT DISCRIMINATE OR TREAT HER DIFFERENTLY BECAUSE OF HER GENDER, OR IN ANY OTHER WAY. AND ALSO, THAT THE PROCEEDINGS WERE FAIR. AND THAT THERE WAS NOT A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT CREATED BY OR MAINTAINED BY VIRGINIA TECH.))
SUPER=01-Deborah Brake/Brzonkala Attorney; :00
SUPER=01-Elyzabeth Joy Holford/Va. Tech Spokeswoman; :09
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OUT Q=Virginia Tech.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/June 1997;


Brzonkala's suit also targets former Tech football player Tony Morrison.
It's based on the 19-94 federal Violence Against Women Act-- which is itself based on an obscure legal foundation: Congress's ability to regulate interstate commerce.
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SOT 12:31:54
IN Q=It's perfectly

((JULIE GOLDSCHEID/NOW LEGAL DEFENSE FUND: IT'S PERFECTLY CLEAR, EVEN FROM THIS CASE, THE PRECISE IMPACT ON COMMERCE. SHE WAS FORCED TO DROP OUT OF SCHOOL WE ALL KNOW THE CLOSE LINK BETWEEN EDUCATION AND YOUR ECONOMIC PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE.))
SOT 12:37:44

((MICHAEL ROSMAN/MORRISON ATTORNEY: IF YOU ACCEPT THE ALLEGATIONS OF THE COMPLAINANT, WHICH OF COURSE WE DO NOT, THAT MIGHT BE SO. BUT IT STILL DOESN'T HAVE ANY IMMEDIATE CONNECTION TO INTERSTATE COMMERCE.))
SUPER=01-Julie Goldscheid/NOW Legal Defense; :00
SUPER=01-Michael Rosman/Center for Individual Rights; :13
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OUT Q=interstate commerce.
ANCHOR=Melanie
SS=Hold


The Court of Appeals will rule in several weeks.Sex-Offender-Bill


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NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=lba
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=Session 98


Governor Gilmore's signature can make all the difference.
The House of Delegates unanimously approved a minor Senate change made to a bill to notify people when a sex offender is released from prison could become law.
A Gilmore spokeswoman said the governor supports the idea but wants to review the details.
Under the measure, local police would be told when an offender considered a low risk is released.
Schools, child-care centers, foster homes and people seeking child care would be told when a violent offender is freed.

L'burg-Council


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WRITER=ssm
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Lynchburg


The field of candidates is set for this May's city council elections in Lynchburg.
John Trent and Tim Dirr (derr) beat the filing deadline when they submitted the necessary petitions yesterday.
They'll join fellow independents Carl Hutcherson, Bert Dodson, Stuart Hobbs and Jane Thurber on the ballot.
Three Republicans also are in the running for the three at- large seats: Kevin Clauson, Schaefer Oglesby and Kevin Helgeson (HELL-guh-son).
Incumbent councilman Ed Barksdale is unopposed in his bid for the Ward Two seat.

Friendly


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WRITER=lfi
TAPE#net
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Pioneer broadcaster and former C-B-S news president Fred W. Friendly has died at age 82.
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Friendly was the lesser known partner of Edward R. Murrow.
Together they produced the radio show "Hear it Now" and later, the documentary series "See it Now" early in television history.
Friendly left the C-B-S in 19-66 when the network broadcast an ''I Love Lucy'' rerun while rival N-B-C went live with a Senate hearing on Vietnam.
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S-Norfolk-Southern


ANCHOR=Melanie
NEWSCAST=noon
WRITER=tte
TAPE#=98-9
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern crews are set to be out today to try a second shot at cleaning up a work site.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Norfolk Southern recently installed a drainage pipe near the railroad so these ditches would not overflow with rainwater.
But they left their litter behind -- including railroad ties, metal cans and spikes.
Norfolk Southern says it will clean up the mess today -- and that machines were not available to do the job before.
But families here are already suing Norfolk Southern -- the railroad wants to close this crossing and force residents to drive along a rough narrow dirt road beside the tracks.
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SOT 17:29:21
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((NOW IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GOING TO COURT. SO WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT 'EM. CAUSE WE'RE LANDLOCKED OTHERWISE. I'M TRYING TO FARM, I CAN'T GET NO FARM EQUIPMENT DOWN HERE WITHOUT TEARING IT UP. CAN'T TAKE A VEHICLE DOWN HERE WITHOUT TEARING IT UP. BECAUSE OF THE TRASH AND STUFF THEY LEFT.))
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Norfolk Southern would not comment on camera but says it's unsafe for residents to cross the tracks.
The two parties are scheduled in court on March 19th.
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TIME-75


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WRITER=mel
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=NONE


"Time" magazine is celebrating its 75th anniversary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-New York, NY;


President Clinton and many others who have appeared on the magazine's cover crowded into Radio City Music Hall in New York last night for a party.
At the Gala, celebrities toasted celebrities.
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SOT
IN Q=We've had many

((TOM CRUISE;WE'VE HAD MANY KINGS...ALI KEVIN COSTNER: IT'D REALLY LIKE TO THANK JOE DEMAGGIO FOR SHOWING US THE WAY. TOM HANKS:GODSPEED JOHN GLEEN TO THE PRIDE OF ZANSVILLE, OHIO, JOHN GLENN.))
SUPER=01-Tom Cruise/Actor; quick
SUPER=01-Kevin Costner/Actor; quick
SUPER=01-Tom Hanks/Actor;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=OF ZANSVILLE, OHIO, JOHN GLENN.
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VO-NAT


John F. Kennedy Junior offered a toast to his father's Secretary of defense, Robert McNamara.
And President Clinton paid tribute to the two Roosevelts, F-D-R and Teddy.
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ECHL


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of s8-2)
GRAPHIC=express/nailers


The top ranked Roanoke Express got hammered by the Wheeling Nailers last night.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Nailers vs. Express; :00


Roanoke scored first as Pete Brearly's shot goes in through heavy traffic.
The Express would get a bad break in the second period, as Dave Gagnon stops Jeremy Brown's shot, but loses the puck. It goes in to tie the game.
Wheeling
SUPER=38-Wheeling/5/Roanoke/2;


beats Roanoke 5-to-2 to cut the Express's lead to 5 points.
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RVC


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#net (edit of S8-3)
GRAPHIC=TOURNEY TIME


Roanoke Valley Christian tacked another win onto its 24-and-4 record last night with a win over Fredericksburg Academy in tournament play.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Fredericksburg vs. RVC;:00


Tiffany Dobbs takes the pass and scores in low for a 7 point lead.
Later on, R-V-C's Amy Rumbley looks inside to Nina Douglas--she converts the basket and the lead swells to 11.
SUPER=33-Fredericksburg/23/R.V.C./45;


Lauren McKeen would get this hoop, and Roanoke Valley Christian goes on for its 25th win of the season, 45-to-23.

(-------------)Hokies



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WRITER=Mike
TAPE#BB98-2
GRAPHIC=A-10


The Tech men play their A-10 tourney opener today at two against U-Mass.
And beating the Minutemen won't be easy.
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SOT
IN Q=bite

((BOBBY HUSSEY/VA. TECH HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Hussey/Va. Tech Head Coach
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/January 24; :09
RUNS=:24
OUT Q=...DEAL WITH."
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VO-NAT con't


In one positive for the Hokies - freshman Rolan Roberts, who averaged 13 points a 7 rebounds a game this year, was named to the postseason all-rookie team yesterday.
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WIPE WIPE WIPEKirby


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NEWSCAST=Noon
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#EXTRA
GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE
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VO-NAT eng#


The 49ers cut running back Terry Kirby in a money saving move.
The five year veteran out of U-V-a accounted for nearly 700 hundred yards of offense and six T-Ds last year.
But with the re-signing of Garrison Hearst to a huge contract earlier this winter, Kirby knew his days were numbered.
The move gives the Niners 667 thousand extra dollars under the salary cap and Kirby a chance to sign with another team.
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Promo


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WRITER=lba
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Coming up tonight on News 7 at 5 --
In health check report we'll look at how the mild winter is affecting allergy season.
Some doctors say allergy sufferers may want to make an appointment early this We'll have that story and much more tonight on News 7 at 5. year.