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[ANCHOR=Melanie]

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[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-10]
[GRAPHIC=Session 98]


Much to the relief of Virginia's legislators, session 98 is finally finished.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Last night at the State Capitol, the General Assembly adopted a new two year budget -- but left the heavy lifting on the car tax and school construction to a special session the Governor must call in the next few weeks.
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[SOT 21:45:56]
[IN Q=Let's not]

((DEL. EARL DICKINSON/D-LOUISA: LET'S NOT OVERLOOK THE MAIN THING: THIS BUDGET DOES NOT CONTAIN MONEY FOR TAX RELIEF AND 110- MILLION FOR TAX RELIEF, BUT THE FRAMEWORK IS THERE TO DO WHAT WE WANT TO DO.))
[SUPER=01-Del. Earl Dickinson/(D) Louisa Co.;]
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[OUT Q=want to do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mostly what they wanted last night was to go home-- 28 hours into the longest session on record.
Some final ceremonial business was conducted and then:
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[SOT 22:11:18]
[IN Q=The House]

((THE HOUSE IS ADJOURNED SINE DIE. BANG.))
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[OUT Q=bang.]
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[VO-NAT]


Governor Jim Gilmore released a letter to lawmakers after their adjournment.
The letter promises the power of his office behind school construction grants if lawmakers deliver on the car tax cut in a special session he has yet to call.
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[5-Vaughn]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=598-6]
[GRAPHIC=legal scales]


A Roanoke man accused in the shooting death of his son and the wounding of a Salem police officer made a court appearance yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


38-year old Kelvin Vaughn is charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer.
Police say Vaughn fired shots at officers who responded to a domestic dispute at his ex-girlfriend's apartment.
Flying shrapnel injured Officer Marge Dillon.
Officer Blake Critz then shot Vaughn twice in the stomach.
Judge Vincent Lilley appointed a Salem lawyer to defend Vaughn and scheduled a court hearing for April 14th.
Police say they also intend to charge Vaughn with killing his three-year-old son as soon as they collect more evidence.
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[Goff]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sly]
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A wrestling coach convicted of assaulting his wife has dropped his appeal, quit his job at Patrick Henry High School and begun serving a 90-day jail sentence.
Elmer Goff Junior was convicted last month in Roanoke but appealed the verdict.
His trial was scheduled for yesterday but was called off and he started serving his jail term.
Goff was charged with misdemeanor assault last September after police were called to his home in southwest Roanoke and found his wife, Lynda, with extensive bruises to her face and neck.
Lynda Goff told police her husband had punched her in the face, choked her and held her against a wall during an argument.

[School-Safety]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=djo]
[TAPE#=98-20]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


Four Roanoke City schools will be the test sites for the system's latest addition to its drug policy.
William Fleming and Patrick Henry high schools, The Governor's School and the Noel C. Taylor Learning Academy are pilot areas for drug dogs.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


The dogs can detect up to five different narcotics-- marijuana, methamphetamines, heroin, hash and cocaine.
Passive trained canines will sniff around objects and people during a search.
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[SOT=08:43:15]
[IN Q=IF YOU'RE A]

((ANNIE HARMON/ROANOKE CITY SCHOOLS; IF YOU'RE A STUDENT AND THEY SNIFF AROUND YOU AND THEY SIT, THEN WE WOULD, TO AVOID A FALSE POSITIVE SNIFF, WE WOULD TAKE THAT DOG OUT OF THE ROOM. WE WOULD BRING IN ANOTHER DOG TEAM AND WE WOULD HAVE THEM SEARCH THE SAME AREA. AND IF THAT PARTICULAR DOG MADE A FIND ON THE SAME OBJECT OR PERSON, THEN WE WOULD HAVE REASONABLE SUSPICION TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE MAY BE SOMETHING ON THAT PERSON.))
[SUPER=01-Annie Harmon/Roanoke City Schools;]
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[OUT Q=ON THAT PERSON.]
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[VO-NAT]


The dogs are being used to deter the use and possession of drugs on school campuses.
The school system is still looking into all aspects of protecting the rights of students.
The canines begin walking the halls this spring.

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[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#NET-]
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Vice President Gore today unveils the I-R-S improvement plan today.
It includes 200 proposals for improving customer service and calls for new technoloy so taxpayer phone calls are answered faster and accurately.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC;]


Meantime, President Clinton heads for Las Vegas today to meet with labor leaders and talk about job training. [7:10;18]
Whitewater prosecutors are again focusing their attention on Monica Lewinsky and her alleged affair with President Clinton.
A college buddy of the former White House intern spent most of yesterday testifying before the Lewinsky grand jury.
[7:11:17]
Despite polls that give Mr. Clinton a high approval rating some loyal Democrats in Congress are beginning to wonder out loud.
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((
SOT/SEN. ROBERT TORRICELLI, D-NJ

'BILL CLINTON IS A RESOURCEFUL MAN, BUT IT WOULD BE EXTRAORDINARY IF THIS WAS NOT IN SOMEWAY TAKING A TOLL ON THE WORK OF THE ADMINISTRATION AS IT IS DEVERTING THE ATTENTION OF THE COUNTRY.' ))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Robert Torricelli/D-New Jersey;]
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[OUT Q=attention of the country.]


[AIDS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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Meantime some more criticism for the Clinton Aministration.
The head of the President's advisory council on H-I-V and AIDS
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[VO-NAT]

[7:23:25-top stories (3rd story)] tells C-B-S news the Clinton administration isn't commited to stopping the spread of the disease.
The criticism by Doctor Scott Hitt follows yesterdays unanimous, no-confidence vote by the advisory council-- which wants federal money to expand needle exchange programs.
Health and human services secretary Donna Shalala has requested more studies before making a decision on the matter.


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[Pool-Theft]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sly]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A judge's decision to reduce a charge against a former Pulaski County sheriff's deputy isn't sitting too well with the prosecutor in the case.
In court yesterday Pulaski County Commonwealth's Attorney Everett Shockley shouted at Judge Colin Gibb after Gibb said he would knock down a charge of felony theft against 28 year old Terry Smith.
Smith pleaded guilty after he was caught stealing a swimming pool from a store last summer. He was subsequently fired from his job as a sheriff's deputy.
The judge said he didn't want to ruin Smith's future chances of getting certain jobs, but prosecutor Shockley pla

ns to appeal the matter to the Virginia Supreme Court. [E-Henson-Reax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-15]
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With the hiring of Mike Berry as its new head football coach, E-C Glass officials are hoping to put the past few tumultuous months behind them.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@file;]


Former coach Bo Henson made headlines when he claimed he was fired because there weren't enough white players on his team.
School officials denied that.
E-C Glass Principal Susan Morrison says the team is ready to put the controversy to rest.
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[SOT 10:24:09]
[IN Q=They want to]

((SUSAN MORRISON/E.C. GLASS PRINCIPAL: THEY WANT TO BE A FAMILY, THEY WANT TO MOVE FORWARD AND THEY'RE READY TO DO THAT. SO I THINK WE'RE READY TO MOVE FORWARD, THE NEW LEADERSHIP, THE NEW CHALLENGE.))
[SUPER=01-Susan Morrison/E.C. Glass Principal; :00]
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[OUT Q=the new challenge.]
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[VO-NAT]


A citizens' committee is investigating whether race plays a role in the school system's hiring practices and student activities.

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[CUBAN-DEFECTORS]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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A quest for freedom may have ended in tragedy in the waters between Cuba and the U-S.
Five Cuban baseball players are feared lost at sea after fleeing Cuba last week for the U-S aboard a flimsy boat.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Miami, FL;]

[7:19:39]
Word of the missing Cubans comes one day after another Cuban ballplayer arrived in Miami.
Orlando Hernandez walked into the arms of his brother, (Lee-VAHN) Livan Hernandez, and a new 6.6 million-dollar contract. Hernandez recently signed on as the New York Yankees' newest pitcher.
His brother plays for the Florida Marlins.
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[KENNEDY-AUCTION]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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There's been a last-minute agreement between John F. Kennedy's children and a collector whose J-F-K memorabilia is going on the auction block starting today.
Collector Robert White has agreed to give the Kennedy children two of their father's handwritten journals, and a clock the president kept in the Oval Office.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


In return, the Kennedys agreed to give up all claims to ownership of the auction items.
Some of those items include Kennedy's sunglasses, his comb, and the briefcase Kennedy had with him at the time of his death.
Many of the items were apparently disgarded by Kennedy and saved by his secretary Evelyn Lincoln and then willed to collector Robert White.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

(( WHITE: MRS. LINCOLN RECEIVED THE BRIEFCASE AFTER DALLAS AS PERSONAL MOMENTO BECAUSE ACTUALLY MRS. LINCOLN CARRIED MORE THAN HE DID. ))
[SUPER=01-Robert White/Kennedy Collector;]
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[OUT Q=more than he did.]
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[VO-NAT]


The auction is expected to raise between 3 and 15 million dollars.
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[E-L'burg-Council]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-11]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg]


If Lynchburg is going to keep its minor league baseball team, it may have to cough up more than five million dollars over the next couple of years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The city has already set aside THREE million dollars to make the 60-year old City Stadium handicapped accessible.
Team owners yesterday asked city council for another TWO million to add amenities such as skyboxes and one thousand new seats.
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[SOT 5:43:45]
[IN Q=Although our]

((CALVIN FALWELL/HILLCATS PRESIDENT: ALTHOUGH OUR CONTRACT WITH THE PITTSBURGH PIRATES EXPIRES AT THE END OF THE 1998 SEASON, I FEEL CONFIDENT THAT WE CAN EXTEND THIS TO A MULTI- YEAR AGREEMENT IF WE CAN WORK IT OUT WITH THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Calvin Falwell/Hillcats President; :00]
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[OUT Q=out with them.]
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[VO-NAT]


The group trying to renovate the Academy of Music was also looking for money yesterday.
Supporters of that 12-million dollar project are asking for two million dollars in city grants to get their fundraising started.
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[WORKERS-RALLY]


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Worker's rights -- that was the issue at hand as several people rallied in Henry County yesterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


Members of the group "Citizens for Improved Workers' Compensation" demonstrated in Danville and Martinsville to call attention to the story of a Bassett furniture worker killed on the job.
More than two years ago (GAB-EENO EE-BEARA) Gabino Ibarra died when he fell through a warehouse floor.
Bassett was cited for safety violations and fined.
Ibarra's family back in Mexico is now seeking compensations.
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[SOT]
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((EDLBERTO IBARRA/IBARRA'S BROTHER: HE SAYS HE WOULD LIKE THEM TO GIVE HIS FAMILY JUST SOMETHING SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE BECAUSE THEY CAN'T WORK. THEY'RE OLD AND THEY REALLY DEPENDED ON HIS BROTHER TO SUPPORT THEM. HE WAS THE ONLY MEANS OF SUPPORT THAT THEY REALLY HAD AND NOW THEY DON'T HAVE THAT.))

[super=39-Edlberto Ibarra;]



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[OUT Q=they don't have that.]
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[VO-NAT]


But just last week a deputy commissioner with the state's Workers' Compensation Commission dismissed the case because the family did not provide certain information for the commission.
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[Pittsylvania]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sta]
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The fate of hog farmers in Pittsyvania County is on hold for now--following a joint meeting of the County's Board of Supervisors and Planning Commission last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Chatham/Last Night;]


The Commission voted 6-to-2 to hold off on sending a livestock ordinance to the Board of Supervisors for another vote.
The biggest stumbling block?--setbacks--or the distance hog farmers have to keep between their operations and their neighbors.
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[SOT 10:02:52-:07]
[IN Q=If this ordinance]

((MOLLY HOLMES/BANISTER: IF THIS PROPOSED ORDINANCE IS PASSED, PITTSYLVANIA COUNTY WILL HAVE THE MOST LAX, MOST MINIMAL SETBACK FOR SWINE STRUCTURES, MORE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTY IN THIS STATE. SETBACKS FOR SWINE STRUCTURES MUST BE INCREASED TO PROTECT NEIGHBORS.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=to protect neighbors.]
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[VO-NAT]


Other people who attended the meeting opposed the ordinance because they say too many laws would hurt the farmers' ability to do business.
The Commission meanwhile has 60 days to "smooth out" the controversial points in the ordinance and send a revised one to the Board of Supervisors for their vote.
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[E-Boty-Bus]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=eea]
[TAPE#=98-4]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Botetourt County school bus driver and a student who charged each other with assault were ordered to stay out of trouble by a judge yeseterday.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Fincastle]


The judge ruled there was enough evidence to convict driver Mary Sue Lester, and a 12 year old student, but he said he would dismiss both charges if there were no future problems.
The charges stemmed from a scuffle over an assigned bus seat.
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[IN Q=I'm innocent from]

[4:10:40] ((MARY SUE LESTER/BUS DRIVER; I'M INNOCENT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING, AND I HAVE RULES SET FORTH BY THE COUNTY AND I'M THERE TO ADMINISTER THE RULES. AND DID THAT...)) [4:12:51] ((JAMES MARTIN/GIRL'S FATHER; AN ADULT KNOWS BETTER THAN TO PUT THEIR HANDS ON A 12 YEAR OLD CHILD AND SHOVE THEM, AND WHEN AN ADULT DOES NOT KNOW BETTER, THAT ADULT SHOULD NOT BE WORKING IN A GOVERNMENT SITUATION WHERE SHE HAS CONTACT OR ACCESS TO CHILDREN.))
[SUPER=01-Mary Sue Lester/Bus Driver;]
[SUPER=01-James Martin/Girl's Father; :09]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=NONE]


Last night the school superintendent would not comment on the court case... saying he had not been briefed about the outcome.

[E-City-Council]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=598-23]
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A group that called for a modified ward system in the city of Roanoke is now weighing in on the May city council election.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Yesterday, members of Citizens for Better Representation held a news conference on the steps of the Municipal Building.
They are supporting independent candidates Bill Bestpitch and Joe Nash.
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[IN Q=In my campaign]

((JOE NASH/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: IN MY CAMPAIGN, WE ARE TRYING TO SHOW THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE. WE ARE GOING TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE CITIZENS.)) ((BILL BESTPITCH/CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE: MY CAMPAIGN IS ABOUT DEVELOPING THE KIND OF LEADERSHIP IN THE CITY OF ROANOKE THAT GETS MORE CITIZENS INVOLVED, THAT DOESN'T TELL THEM WHAT THEY WANT, BUT FINDS OUT WHAT THEY NEED FROM THEM.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Nash/City Council Candidate; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Bestpitch/City Council Candidate; :09]
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There are now seven candidates vying for three seats on city council. In addition to Bestpitch and Nash, the candidates include Democrats Nelson Harris, Alvin Hudson and Bill White, and Republicans Chris Muse and Jack Parrott.[S-Expr

ess]


[ANCHOR=patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#ICE98-2]
[GRAPHIC=EXPRESS/HUNTINGTON]


The Roanoke Express came home looking for win number 39 last night as the team hosted Huntington.
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[VO-NAT eng#]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Blizzard vs. Express; :00]


Head Coach Frank Anzalone was in deep thought before the start of the game.
But the Express would ease his nerves early in the game as J.F. Tremblay passes it inside to Wayne Strachan, his shot is deflected, but Tremblay slides in and finishes the job. 1-to-nothing Roanoke.
Huntington would tie it up with 5:25 left in the first period as Ray Edwards gets his shot by Dave Gagnon to make it 1-all. Gags had a great game though with 34 saves.
The Express would come back and regain the lead with Pete Brearly [SUPER=38-Huntington/2/Roanoke/6;]

slapping in the puck.
Roanoke chalks up win Number 39 with a final score of 6 to 2.
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[S-Extra]


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[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=Mike]
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Good news for a Radford Highlander...
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[VO-NAT eng#]


Corey Reed, the Radford University senior guard was named a first team GTE academic All-American yesterday.
Reed led the Highlanders in scoring this season averaging 15 points a game, plus he led the team in the classroom with a 3 point 9 GPA as a chemistry major.
He has made the Dean's list every semester he's been in college.
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[S-Nascar]


[ANCHOR=patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=Mike]
[TAPE#R-39]
[GRAPHIC=DARLINGTON]


Another rules change is on the way as The Winston Cup circuit rolls into Darlington this week.
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[VO-NAT eng#]
[SUPER=03-Rockingham, NC; :00]


NASCAR announced last night that it is again tinkering with the new Ford Taurus.
Starting with this week's race the width of the spoilers on the Ford will be reduced from 57 to 55 inches across.
NASCAR calls this a minor adjustment, but it's clear officials are feeling the heat from the GM teams.
Although Ford has won just one race this season, there were 8 Fords in the top 10 at Atlanta and 13 of the top 15 cars at Vegas were Fords.

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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net-]
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The Academy Awards are still five days away, but already fans are staking out their spots for a chance to see their favorite stars of the silver screen.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Los Angeles, CA;]

[10:37:42]
Fans are lining up and camping out for the best seats outside the Shrine Auditorium, the bleachers.
The Oscars will be handed out Monday night. (----------------) Titantic is expected to be the big winner with a record tying 13 nominations.