[Pitts-Fatals]

[ANCHOR=Melanie]

[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-33 TC 19:37]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident]


State Police are having a tough time indentifying the third victim in a fatal accident in Pittsylvania County.
It happened yesterday evening on Berry Hill Road.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville;]


17-year old Jennifer Blair was driving this 1997 Madza when she apparently veered into the path of a tractor trailer.
Blair and a passenger, 18-year old Jennifer Hodges, were both pronounced dead at the scene.
State Police in Danville say there was another passenger killed in the accident-- a teenage male-- but they have not been able to trace his identity.
At this stage of the crash investigation, it is unlikely the tractor trailer driver will be charged.
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[SOT 2:24-:33]
[IN Q=Right now]

(( ))
[SUPER=01-Sgt. M. M. Scott/State Police;]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=else he could do.]
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[VO-NAT]


Anyone who knows who the third victim may be should contact State Police.
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[Fire-Latest]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Two children killed in a fire early yesterday morning will be laid to rest tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bassett;]


The blaze that killed four-month old Kristen Bowman and her four-year-old brother Jacob has been ruled an accident.

The Henry County fire marshal says the blaze started in the kitchen where two stove burners were left on.
The parents and two of their children escaped.
The Bowman family is now staying with relatives.
If you want to make a donation, you may send it care of the Martinsville- Henry County chapter of the Red Cross.
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[Powell]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-25 TC 43:42]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


A Lynchburg pediatrician facing child pornography charges has waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Dr. John G. Powell made a brief appearance in Lynchburg General District Court this morning.
He was charged in January with reproducing sexually explicit material involving under-aged children.
Powell has since resigned from his practice.
Judge Joseph Serkes (serks) today agreed to allow Powell to travel to South Carolina for a family event while remaining free on bond.
A grand jury will hear the case next month.
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[RWANDA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#none]
[GRAPHIC=none]


In Rwanda today, thousands looked on as 22 people were executed by a firing squad.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Kigali, Rwanda;]

[8:02:55]
The WITNESSES were survivors of the 1994 genocide of a half million Rwandans.
The EXECUTED were convicted for taking part in that massacre.
Rwandan leaders dismissed last minute pleas for clemency, including an appeal from the Pope.
Dozens more are awaiting death sentences for convictions related to the genocide.
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[RUSSIA]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=yeltsin]


Boris Yeltsin finally got his way.
Russia's parliament today confirmed Yeltsin's pick for prime minister.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Moscow;]


Sergei Kiriyenko (SEHR'-gay keer-ee-YEN'-koh) will lead the new Russian government.
Lawmakers had rejected him in two recent votes, saying he was too young and inexperienced for the post.
If Kiriyenko (keer-ee-YEN'-koh) had lost this time around, Yeltsin would have been empowered to dissolve the legislature and call for new elections.
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[Ray-Death]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


He's investigated the deaths of Elvis Presley and John F. Kennedy, Jr. -- and now, Dr. Cyril Wecht is headed to Nashville to perform an autopsy on the body of James Earl Ray.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


The confessed assassin of Martin Luther King Junior died yesterday at the age of 70.
His family has requested the autopsy.
Dr. Wecht says Ray died from hepatitis, but that the family wants to know whether he got appropriate medical care.


Ray had been serving a 99-year prison sentence for the King assassination.
He confessed to the 19-68 killing, but later recanted, saying he was framed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Did you kill]

((DID YOU KILL MY FATHER? NO I DIDN'T, NO I DIDN'T NO. ))
[SUPER=07-James Earl Ray;]
[RUNS=:04]
[OUT Q=I didn't know.]
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[VO-NAT]


Yesterday the King family renewed its calls for a federal commission with full legal powers to investigate King's murder.
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[E-Boty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-22 TC 56:34]
[GRAPHIC=Police Shooting]


Two Botetourt County deputies have been cleared by the Commonwealth's Attorney for any wrong doing in a shootout that ended in the death of a drunk driver.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


28-year old Brent Jenkins failed field sobriety tests when he was pulled over March first.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co./March;]


Deputy Jay Spiva was about to administer a breathalyzer test when Jenkins shot the officer twice in the chest, then killed himself.
Seconds later, backup Deputy Greg Hepler shot Jenkins from behind the truck.
The commonwealth's attorney says he was right to shoot.
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[SOT 14:20:34]
[IN Q=Those risks were]

((JOEL BRANSCOM/COMMONWEALTH'S ATTY: THOSE RISKS WERE TAKEN ON BY MR. JENKINS WHEN HE STARTED SHOOTING. HE'S THE ONE WHO DEALT THIS PARTICULAR HAND. THE OFFICERS CAN'T NOT TAKE ACTION.))
[SUPER=01-Joel Branscom/Commonwealth's Attorney;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=not take action]
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[VO-NAT]


Jenkins' friend was passed out drunk in the passenger's seat during the shootout.
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[SOT 10:05:00]
[IN Q=The officer outside]

((C.L. JENKINS/DRIVER'S FATHER: THE OFFICER OUTSIDE THE VEHICLE HAD NO WAY OF KNOWING WHO INSIDE THAT CAB WAS FIRING THE SHOTS AT THE OFFICER THAT GOT HIT. HE DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS THE PASSENGER OR BRENT. BUT HE FIRED INTO THE VEHICLE AND HIT BRENT. HE COULD HAVE HIT AN INNOCENT PASSENGER.))
[SUPER=01-C. L. Jenkins/Driver's Father;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=INNOCENT PASSENGER]
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[VO-NAT]


Jenkins' father also says his son should have been put in a patrol car immediately, instead of being left to panic in his own truck until a breathalyzer device arrived.
But the commonwealth's attorney says the case is closed.
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[INJECTION-REAX]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The mother of a boy whose father allegedly injected him with the AIDS virus is going public today when she holds a three o'clock news conference.
The Missouri woman's identity has been withheld until now to protect her seven year old son.
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[VO-NAT]

[4:03:10]
Yesterday her ex- husband Brian Stewart pleaded innocent to a first degree assault charge.
He allegedly injected his son with H-I-V tainted blood six years.
[SUPER=03-St. Charles, MO;]


Prosecutors say Stewart wanted the boy to die so he wouldn't have to pay child support.
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[SOT]

[4:03:34-48]
[IN Q=The child has full blown aids virus.]
[SUPER=01-Sheriff Doug Saulters/St. Charles, MO; :05]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=worked on the case.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prosecutors say the charge will be upgraded to murder if the child dies.
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[E-Burned-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=98-28 TC 38:40]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A teen-ager was burned yesterday while sniffing gasoline according to police.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Authorities say the 14-year-old was at a friend's house inhaling fumes when he accidentally spilled gas on his shirt.
A friend lit a cigarette nearby and the shirt caught fire.
The boy ran across the street to Jackson River Middle School for medical attention.
He was taken to the hospital for treatment and released a few hours later.

(------------)[SESSION]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#From tape 98-26]
[GRAPHIC=Session 98]


A Senate committee today takes up bill that combines Governor Gilmore's car tax cut and a school construction plan.


The House Appropriations Committee endorsed a similar measure yesterday, and today a full House vote is expected.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Legislators hope to wrap up the special session on the car tax cut and school construction by the weekend.
Meantime, the General Assembly has rejected Governor Gilmore's effort to salvage a plan to pay for 14-hundred new teachers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=It's anticipated]

(( DEL. ROGER MCCLURE/R-CENTREVILLE: IT'S ANTICIPATED THAT THERE WILL NOT BE THE ADDITIONAL 14-HUNDRED TEACHERS, FUNDING FOR THAT, IN THIS BILL. DEL. EARL DICKINSON: THAT IS CORRECT. BOYD MARCUS/GILMORE CHIEF OF STAFF: IF WE DON'T GET IT THIS YEAR THEN WE'RE GONNA BE BRINGING IT BACK NEXT YEAR.))

[SUPER=01-Del. Roger McClure/(R) Centreville;]
[SUPER=01-Boyd Marcus/Gilmore Chief of Staff;]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=it back next year.]
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[vo-nat]
Gilmore wanted to trim pay raises for college professors by 27 million dollars.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=hold]


The budget includes funding to hire 600 new teachers.
Gilmore had hoped to get two-thousand new teachers hired over the next two years.


[E-Camera-Guidelines]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#98-27 TC48:26]
[GRAPHIC=Session 98]


You may soon be seeing less of Virginia's lawmakers in action, thanks to new rules from the House of Delegates.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


Virginia's House of Delegates is now operating under new rules for television coverage.
The House system feeds other rooms in the Capitol and provides much of the footage for commercial TV stations.
Camera operators are now allowed to show ONLY the lawmaker who's been recognized to speak.
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[SOT 13:58:00]
[IN Q=By redefining]

((BRUCE JAMERSON/HOUSE CLERK: BY REDEFINING THE GUIDELINES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE COVERING WHAT WE NEED FROM A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE... WHAT WE THINK IS IMPORTANT FROM THE HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE BODY.))
[SOT 15:34:51]

((SCOTT LEAKE/JOINT REPUBLICAN CAUCUS: YOU KNOW THE TRUTH IS LARGER THAN WHAT CAN BE CAPTURED IN A SINGLE FRAME VERY OFTEN. AND THESE NEW RULES WON'T CAPTURE THE WHOLE TRUTH.))
[SOT 15:31:04]

((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WE'RE GONNA HIDE THAT BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT BE HAPPY WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT ARE SEEN. WELL, THE PUBLIC HAS A RIGHT TO SEE THE GOOD AND THE BAD.))
[SUPER=01-Bruce Jamerson/House Clerk; :00]
[SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Joint Republican Caucus; :15]
[SUPER=@Griffith; :24]
[RUNS=:33]
[OUT Q=the bad.]
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[VO-NAT]


Under the new rules, a protest on the session's opening day this year would NOT have been shown on camera.

(----------------)[SIMPSON-DAUGHTER ]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net-]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The daughter of O-J Simpson is now in trouble with the law.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beverly Hills, CA;]

[9:00:35]
Twenty nine year old Arnelle Simpson has been charged with drunk driving after an accident early this morning in Beverly Hills.
Police say she crashed her Saab convertible into an apartment building.
She is hospitalized this afternoon in stable condition.
Arnelle took the stand in her father's 1994 murder trial.
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[Alleghany-Jail]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=98-29]
[GRAPHIC=Regional Jail]


A new regional jail scheduled to go up in Covington, will not be constructed without protest.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Covington]


The jail will be about three to four times bigger than the current one in downtown Covington.
It will also be built on the same site as the old jail.
Protestors think a facility that large should be built in Alleghany County instead.
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[SOT 13.09.18 - 13.09.28]
[IN Q=We would like]

((ANNE WRIGHT/FRIENDS OF COVINGTON: WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE REASON PREVAIL. THEY'RE GETTING ANOTHER SPOT--THE VEPCO PROPERTY. WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM BUILD IT THERE. THE COULD BUILD A ONE STORY JAIL QUICKER AND CHEAPER.))
[SUPER=01-Anne Wright/Friends of Covington;]
[RUNS=10]
[OUT Q=quicker and cheaper.]
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[VO-NAT]


The new jail will house about 53 inmates.
And, construction on it is scheduled to begin June first.
However, Friends of Covington is trying to get a court injunction to stop construction.
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[E-City-Schools]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-31 TC 28:05]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke City]


Two candidates will be appointed to the Roanoke city school board next month.
The decision may also turn into a referendum on the leadership of superintendent Wayne Harris.
Joe Dashiell reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I guess the general question]
[SUPER=01-Bud Oakey/School Board Applicant; :05]
[SUPER=01-David Davis/School Board Applicant; :17]
[SUPER=01-Harry Davis/School Board Applicant; :26]
[SUPER=01-Melinda Payne/School Board Applicant; :49]
[SUPER=01-Ruth Willson/School Board Applicant; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke]
(( [IN Q=I guess the general question]

((I GUESS THE GENERAL QUESTION, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ASSESSMENT OF WAYNE HARRIS? BUD OAKEY/SCHOOL BOARD APPLICANT: I HAVE HAD THE FORTUNATE PLEASURE OF WORKING CLOSELY WITH DR. HARRIS AND I HAVE SINCE THE DAY HE CAME HERE.)) [RUNS:10]
[OUT Q=the day he came here.]


Bud Oakey gives the School Superintendent high marks, but other applicants offered stronger criticism of the current leadership.
[IN Q=School board members need to remember]

((DAVID DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD APPLICANT: SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS NEED TO REMEMBER THAT THEY ARE THERE NOT JUST AS YES MEN AND WOMEN.)) ((HARRY DAVIS/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: AND THAT'S THE BIGGEST DIFFICULTY THAT I'VE HAD. THAT JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY ELSE SAID THIS IS RIGHT. AND WE JUST TAKE IT TO BE THE GOSPEL.)) [RUNS:19]
[OUT Q=take it to be the gospel.]


The interviews touched on many issues including student discipline, accountability and achievement.
While there were no direct references to recent controversies, council members did ask for appraisals of the school system and its leadership.
[IN Q=He's bringing in new programs]

((MELINDA PAYNE/SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER: HE'S BRINGING IN NEW PROGRAMS AND HE'S TRYING TO DIVERSIFY WITH A LITTLE PUSH FROM BOARD MEMBERS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS GOOD DIVERSITY WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS.)) ((RUTH WILLSON/SCHOOL BOARD APPLICANT: WE CAN'T TEACH STUDENTS IF THEY'RE NOT IN THE CLASSROOM. HE'S IMPROVED ATTENDANCE WITH THE TRUANCY PROGRAM AND THERE HAS BEEN AN IMPROVEMENT IN TEST SCORES, BUT NOT WHAT WE'D LIKE TO SEE.)) [RUNS24]
[OUT Q=we'd like to see.]


City Council will choose among the five candidates to fill two seats on the school board.

Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))[Hornets]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-11]
[GRAPHIC=HORNETS]


Playoffs brought a change of luck to the Charlotte Hornets.
They just couldn't shake Atlanta on the hardwood in regular season play, but last night the Hawks had their wings clipped.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/WTBS-NBA; :00]


And threw Rice in their face. Glen Rice that is!
Rice scored a team high 34 points and at one point in the game hit 13 straight field goals.
His counterpart Steve Smith scored a game high 35, but the Hornets gets the win in game one 97-to-87.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We feel good...]

((GLEN RICE/34 POINTS LAST NIGHT:))
[SUPER=01-Glen Rice/34 Points Last Night; :00]
[RUNS=:09]
[OUT Q=...gonna relax!"]

(------------)[Ferrum]



[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-8]
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum College]


The Ferrum College Panthers still have hopes of making the Division three playoffs, even though last night's scheduled game with Bridgewater was rained out.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


Usually at this time the Panthers have more than 20 wins and just a hadnful of losses.
But this years team, made up of juniors and seniors has struggled with a 16 and 11 record.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="most of our...]
[SUPER=01-Abe Naff/Ferrum Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=....on the mound.]
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[VO-NAT]


But the Panthers are not ready to throw in the towel. With 8 games left in the season the Panthers need a strong finish to be considered for post season play.
[SOT]
[IN Q=We've got]
[SUPER=01-Riley Hodges/Ferrum Catcher; :]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=...in the post season]
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[Talladega]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-2]
[GRAPHIC=TALLADEGA]


The Winston Cup cars rolled into Talladega this morning for the Die Hard 500 weekend.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Martinsville/Monday; :00]


Bobby Hamilton won on NASCAR"s slowest track last Monday and now he hits the circuit's fastest speedway with a car that has traditionally been a rocket at Talladega.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="We're...]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Hamilton/Kodak Chevy Driver; :00]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...GOOD SHAPE."]
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[GGO]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-10]
[GRAPHIC=GGO GOLF]


A late start at the Greensboro Chrysler Classic yesterday didn't bother Hal Sutton, since he led the first round at 7 under par.
The day's play included some memorable, and not so memorable, moments.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Greensboro, NC; :00]


Take a look at crowd favorite Fuzzy Zoeller a winner of the event back when it was the GGO drain the putt from off the edge of the green. He's at 5 under.
Masters' champ Mark O'Meara wasn't so lucky out of the trap he flies the ball over the green and right at the VIP tent on the par three 17th. It bounces off the front of it and comes to rest on the fringe. He's at even.
But that shot was a keeper compared to this gem.
Ted Tryba out of the trap on the 14th hole catches the ball on the lip of the bunker. (------------) He also catches his club on the lip and breaks the head right off of it.