[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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Yugoslavia can stop watching the skies -- at least, for now.
NATO puts a hold on airstrikes after a promise from Milosevic.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And a third vote tonight may resolve the Roanoke County Home Depot issue.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
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A cold front is moving through, you won't notice any big changes--
Partly sunny skies are the rule across the region at this hour.
A complete update of the forecast, straight ahead.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Home-Depot]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#98-68 TC13:42]
[GRAPHIC=Home Depot Rezoning]


A month-long debate may come to a head tonight, as the Roanoke County Supervisors take up the Home Depot rezoning yet again.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Newsroom]


Joe Dashiell is in the newsroom this afternoon with more on the rezoning and the course the controversy may take tonight.
[Live=JoeD Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]


Melanie, supporters and opponents of the Home Depot project are expected to square off again tonight during a public hearing.
And if the supervisors stick to the plan they laid out a couple of weeks ago... they will vote again... on rezoning the parcel near the corner of Brambleton Avenue and route 419.
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((It was back on September 8th, when the supervisors reversed an earlier denial and approved the Home Depot rezoning.
The project promises more than 150 jobs, and perhaps a half million dollars in additional tax revenue... but the proposal has also brought complaints from some businesspeople who oppose the development, neighbors who fear the impact on their homes, and citizens unhappy with the supervisors actions.
The opponents' outcry prompted the board to reconsider ... and schedule a full public hearing. And last week, the Cave Spring Citizens group filed suit in Roanoke County Circuit Court... claiming the board violated its own policies and state law, when it approved the project.))
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[Live=JoeD Full/Newsroom]


County Attorney Paul Mahoney has been reviewing the lawsuit that was filed last week... So far the county has offered no public response, but the supervisors are expecting a briefing in executive session.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and JoeD/Newsroom]


Melanie, it's still not certain how the supervisors will vote tonight, but those who are hazarding a guess predict the board will ultimately approve the rezoning once again... on a vote of three to two.

[KOSOVO]


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[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
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The U-S and NATO have given Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic a four day breathing peroid.
During that time international inspectors will monitor the Serb troop pullout from Kosovo.
If that commitment is not met, NATO is prepared to launch airstrikes as early as this weekend.
Mark Phillips has more.
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[SUPER=01-Richard Holbrooke/U. S. Special Envoy; :30]
[SUPER=01-Mark Phillips/Reporting; 1:24]
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((Nato's planes, which have stood ready to bomb Serbia will now be used to monitor a Serb withdrawl from Kosovo from the air. A two-thousand strong force of non-military verifiers will do the same on the ground.
The reported two-hundred-thousand refugees who have fled to the hills are now supposed to be able to return to their homes, or what's left of them. And a plan for autonomy for the Albanian majority province of Kosovo is to be worked out. It is the plight of the refugees that brought this international effort about.
Richard Holbrooke/U-S Special Envoy: we cannot stress to highly how deeply concerned we are about what happened in the last few months... the tragedy... the horror of it.

(Milosevic on TV)

Slobodan Milosevic himself confirmed the arrangement on Serbian Television this morning saying the deal has prevented military intervention.

(Phillips on-camera close)

Milosevic's actions from this point on will be watched very closely.There may be a deal, but given Slobodan Milesovic's track record, there isn't trust, MP CBS news London.))

[STUDENT-ATTACK]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Two Hispanic teens say they were attacked by the same suspects accused of killing a gay college student in Wyoming.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Houston, TX;]

[7:11:13]
Meanwhile, candelight Vigils are mobilizing communties across America, concerned that hate crimes can happen anywhere.
[SUPER=03-Laramie, WY;]

[7:06:55]
Matthew Shepherd died early yesterday morning, five days after he had been beaten with a gun, tied to a fence and left to die in near freezing temperatures.
Police believe he was targeted because he was gay.
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

[98-58]
Closer to home, some gay college students say they can empathize with Shepherd.
Some say they too fear for their safety because of their sexual orientation.
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((CHRIS BAINES/ALLIANCE MEMBER; LIKE ON CAMPUS, SPECIFICALLY, I'M FINE. BUT BEING GAY AND GOING OFF CAMPUS HERE. I FEEL MUCH LIKE HE MUST HAVE GOING THROUGH WYOMING IN SOME PARTS. YOU WATCH YOUR BACK AND STUFF. THAT CROSSES MY MIND FROM TIME TO TIME. ))
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[VO-NAT]

[7:06:55]
The two men charged in the attack, 21 year old Aaron McKinney and 22- year old Russell Henderson are expected to be charged today with first degree murder.
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[Gay-Rights]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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The U-S Supreme Court has upheld a Cincinnati law that denies dicrimination protection to homosexuals.
The court turned away a challenge from a gay rights group.
The group said the employee approved law did not protect the equal rights of homosexuals.
Two years ago the court struck down a similar law in Colorado for that reason.

[BUDGET]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#net]
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The latest measure to keep the Government running expires tomorrow night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[7:16:52]
But by then, both the White House and congressional Republicans hope a budget deal will be in place.
The White House says education remains a big sticking point.
The President wants some six billion dollars to build new schools and hire a hundred thousand more teachers.
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((PRESIDENT CLINTON: I KNOW THERE IS AN ELECTION COMING...BUT CONRESSMEN CAN GO HOME TO CAMPAIGN KNOWING THEY PUT PROGRESS AHEAD OF PARTISANSHIP ON THE IMPORTANT ISSUE OF EDUCATION.))
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[VO-NAT]


White House negotiators met with Democrats on Capitol Hill this morning to plot strategy.
The White House negotiators will sit down with President Clinton later today, before returning to Capitol Hill to meet with the G-O-P leadership.
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[E-Education-Spending]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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Local schools officials say they could use some of those federal funds, if they are approved.
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In Roanoke county, several projects are underway-
County schools plan to spend 120-million dollars on school construction.
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((DEANNA GORDON/ROANOKE COUNTY SCHOOLS SUPERINTENDENT: WE NEED A HIGH SCHOOL IN SOUTH COUNTY. WE NEED A MIDDLE SCHOOL IN WEST COUNTY. WE NEED THIS SCHOOL THAT'S GOING UP BEHINDS US, AS WELL AS A NUMBER OF MAJOR RENOVATIONS.))
[SUPER=01-Deanna Gordon/Roanoke Co. Schools Sup.;]
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Burlington Elementary is undergoing a 2-million dollar renovation.
Both teachers and students say construction there would make the school a better place.
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((LELIA SULLENDER/FIRST-GRADE TEACHER: WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT. WE NEED MORE ROOM. AND WE'RE GOING TO BE GETTING A LOT OF NICE THINGS FROM THIS CONSTRUCTION. WE'RE GOING TO BE MORE MODERN. AND I THINK IT'S JUST GOING TO BE A GOOD CHANGE FOR US.))
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[VO-NAT]


County school officials don't know how much money they might get from Congress -- if any at all.
But the schools would use every dollar Uncle Sam wants to give.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Virginia Tech Police make four more arrests in the case of a party that got out of hand-- more may be on the way.
That's one of the stories still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And a traffic news plane slams into a Maryland house.
First lets check in with Kimberly McBroom.
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[Talent=Kimberly]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro]
It's been another quiet day back here in the weather office, even though a cold front will be crossing through the region later today.
Ahead of the front are just a few clouds and not much rainfall anywhere, as we take a look at the current radar...
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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One person is dead and another clinging to life after a traffic plane crashed into a home this morning in Maryland.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bowie, MD;]

[9:31:52]
It happened in Prince George's County.
On board were a Metro traffic reporter and the pilot, it's not known yet which of the two was killed.
There were two people inside the home but neither was injured.
Officials say the pilot was trying to make an emergency landing at a nearby airport.
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[Merrill-Lynch]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
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Brokerage giant Merrill Lynch is cutting 34-hundred jobs.
That's about five percent of its work force.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]


Its also going to reduce its consultant force by 900 jobs.
The company says it lost 164 million dollars in the third quarter, compared to earnings of more than 500 million a year ago.
It attributes the loss to the global financial turmoil.
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[Tech-Dancer]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
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Four more Virginia Tech fraternity men face charges in connection to a party that got out of hand-- and more arrests may be on the way.
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[VO-NAT]


The four members of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity were arrested yesterday, bringing the total number of arrests to five.
They're charged with holding an exotic dancer and her escort against their will because she refused to do a striptease.
Sources say at least one more arrest is likely.
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((LARRY HINCKER/VIRGINIA TECH SPOKESMAN:THEY HAVE INDICATED THAT THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF ADDITIONAL CHARGES, YET, OVER AND ABOVE THE ABDUCTION CHARGES THAT IS THEY WISH TO FURTHER PURSUE THE CHARGES OF ASSAULT. )) [RUNS:12]
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[VO-NAT]


School officials are still trying to determine if the students should be allowed to remain at Tech and if the fraternity should keep it's charter.
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[Danville-Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
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[WRITER=dse]
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A Danville taxi driver is recovering from having his throat cut during a robbery.
Police say the driver picked up a man at a business yesterday and drove him to a residential area where the passenger pulled a knife robbed the driver.
The suspect then got behind the wheel, drove to another part of the city, cut the driver's throat and fled.
The driver crawled back into his cab and drove to a nearby market where he saw a police cruiser.
Police say the 52-year old victim is in stable condition.

[UVA-Baby]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=Net]
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U-V-A Medical center officials have told a woman that she was given placental tissue instead of her miscarried fetus for burial.
A hospital spokeswoman said the woman was told about the mistake over the weekend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/File Tape]


The hospital discovered the mistake last year when a routine inventory showed that the miscarried fetus had been left in the morgue.
But the hospital was unable to locate the woman until last week.
Governor Gilmore sent the state's chief medical examiner and police investigators to review the hospital's morgue policies and procedures.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Hugh Finn is laid to rest in Louisville, Kentucky.
That story is up next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And one of the nation's oldest schools returns a gift to one of the nation's founding fathers-- when the news continues.
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[FINN]


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[TAPE#Net (video of Finn's Funeral is on 98-61)]
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Hugh Finn has been laid to rest.
Hundreds of people attended funeral services in Louisville, Kentucky last night.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Louisville, KY;]


Finn's final weeks of life became a right-to-die battle that divided his family and touched off a legal fight in Virginia and federal courts.
Tributes at the service including the reading of a passage from one of Finn's Favorite books, Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass."
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(( READER:I CALL TO MANKIND...AM NOT CURIOUS ABOUT GOD. ))
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[VO-NAT]


The forty-four-year-old Finn died October ninth, eight days after the removal of the feeding tube that had kept him alive for three years.
A March 19-95 car accident ruptured his aorta, causing irreversible brain damage.
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[E-Right-To-Die]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-60 1:13:00]
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Legal experts say the trouble over the decision to remove Hugh Finn's feeding tube could have been avoided by a living will.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape; :00]


Finn had told his wife he would NOT want to live in a coma, but the rest of his family was left in the dark.
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :05]


Dr. Michael Gillette says putting your wishes in writing can eliminate much confusion and anger in the event you become terminally ill.
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((MICHAEL GILLETTE/MEDICAL ETHICS EXPERT: AND IF HALF THE KIDS THINK MOM WANTED ONE THING AND HALF THE KIDS THINK MOM WANTED SOMETHING ELSE, IT CAN RIP THE FAMILY APART WHEN THEY MAKE THESE DECISIONS, SO THIS IS FOR YOUR SAKE, BUT IT'S ALSO FOR THE SAKE OF THE PEOPLE YOU LEAVE BEHIND WHO ARE GOING TO BE STUCK WITH GUILTY FEELINGS, WITH DISAGREEMENTS, WITH ARGUMENTS, WITH ANGER.))
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[VO-NAT]


Even if there's nothing in writing, state law allows family members to make medical decisions for you.
Gillette says it's important to let EVERYONE know how you feel.
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[S-W&L]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ejo]
[Tape=98-59]
[GRAPHIC=Washington&Lee Univ.]


A 200 year old investment can build up some hefty interest.
But George Washington's estate keepers aren't holding Washington and Lee accountable--althought the college is offering a payback. In 17-94, George Washington gave a struggling Liberty Hall Academy a gift of 50-thousand dollars in stock of the James River Company, a gift that probably saved the young college from closing.
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[VO-NAT]
[Super=03-Lexington/File Tape]

"Liberty Hall" survived to eventually become Washington and Lee, and as part of its 250th anniversary, the university will make what it calls "symbolic repayment" this weekend.
W-and-L officials will present 50-thousand dollars to the caretakers of Mount Vernon, Washington's long-time home.

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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE# none]
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On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 31-points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, the Jaguars take a bite out of Miami.
Mike Tyson is sorry for biting Evander Holyfield.
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[VO-NAT ]


And baseball fans will be biting their nails once again, as the Braves and Padres head back to Atlanta. Those stories coming up, when news 7 at noon continues.
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[Braves]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
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[GRAPHIC=BRAVES/PADRES]


Game Five was supposed to belong to the Padres.
A win at home last night would have clinched the team's trip to the World Series.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Diego, CA/Fox; :00]


San Diego tried to protect a two-run lead in the eighth by bringing in starter Kevin Brown to face the Braves.
But Michael Tucker wasn't ready for vacation. The score was 4 to 2 when the Longwood graduate stepped up to the plate and hit a three run homer off the Padres ace.


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((WELL, I THINK THIS IS BIG FOR US. COMING IN, OUR OBJECTIVE WAS TO GET TWO GAMES, HOPEFULLY THREE. WE GOT TWO GAMES, WE'RE TAKING IT BACK TO ATLANTA. EVERYTHING IS PRETTY MUCH GOING OUR WAY.))
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[VO-NAT]
[super=35-Atlanta/7/San Diego/6;]


The Braves won the contest 7 to 6.
Game 6 is set for tomorrow at Turner Field.
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[Tyson]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Mike Tyson]


You'll soon be able to get inside of Mike Tyson's mind.
The results of Tyson's pychiatric evaluation will be released today, all part of the boxer's attempt to be relicensed.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Las Vegas, NV/File Tape;]


Sources say the report finds that Tyson suffers from depression and a lack of self-esteem.
But it also says the former champ is sorry for biting Evander Holyfield's ear and he should be allowed to box again.
The psychiatrists who examined Tyson don't believe he needs medication but they are recommending psychotherapy.
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[Dolphins]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-18]
[GRAPHIC=DOLPHINS/JAGS]


It was the first meeting ever for the Jaguars and the Dolphins, and what better time to do it than Monday night.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Jacksonville, FL/ABC; :00]


In Jacksonville, the Jaguars took the early lead.
On the opening play, rookie Fred Taylor goes 77 yards for the big score.
Jacksonville eventually made it 14-to-nothing.
[super=30-Miami/21/Jacksonville/28 ;]


But Dan Marino wasn't going home yet. He tosses this touchdown pass to Troy Dayton.
A good effort, but Jacksonville goes on to win it 28 to 21.
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[VMI]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-14]
[GRAPHIC=VMI FOOTBALL]


A boost for the V-M-I Keydets football program.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Saturday; :00]


Freshman quarterback Aaron Mitchell is the Southern conference freshman of the week.
The Virginia Beach native came into the Saturday's game and passed for 264 yards- leading the team on two scoring drives.
VMI is at U-T Chattanooga this weekend.
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[Donna]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-6 tc 1:25:44]
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Donna Andrews came home to Virginia yesterday for the 17th annual Tee Off For Sight Golf tournament.
Denise Allen reports from Hunting Hills Country Club.
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((Donna Andrews is one of the LPGA's hottest golfers.
The Lynchburg native is third highest money maker this year and near the top of every other LPGA statistic.
This season of consistent play is a blessing after experiencing back trouble in '95.
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THe Tee Off For Sight Golf Tournament and clinic is one way Andrews gives back to the game and community.
The LPGA has formed Girls Clubs of America to help young female golfers around the country.
Andrews says many girls still have to play on the boys' golf team in high school just as she did.
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Andrews now makes her home in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and says while playing in the LPGA takes a lot of work, it's more fun than she ever imagined. Denise Allen News 7.)) And that's what keeps her on the links.