[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


A Danville mother is behind bars for allegedly stabbing her young son.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the day before impeachment hearings, the White House lodge compliants about the process.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Stabbing]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-76 TC10:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The little boy who was stabbed last night in Danville is recovering today in the hospital.
8-year old Justin Wilson is listed in good condition at Danville Regional Medical Center.
Meantime, the boy's mother, Pamela Wilson (ON-EH-MEM) Onyemem, is charged with the stabbing.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Last Night;]


Police were called to the Cedarwood Apartments last night around 9:30.
There, they found Justin Wilson with stab wounds to his chest, arms and hands.
Today, neighbors in the apartment complex say they can't believe what happened to the boy.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 1:58:52-:59:02]
[IN Q=He play around you know]

((MIKE WHEELER/NEIGHBOR: HE PLAY AROUND YOU KNOW SHE TELL HIM O COME IN BUT I AIN'T NEVER SEEN HER PUT A HAND ON HIM I SEEN HER YELL AT HIM LIKE MOST MOTHERS DO BUT I AIN'T NEVER SEEN HER HIT HIM OR NOTHING LIKE THAT.))
[SUPER=01-Mike Wheeler/Neighbor;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=nothing like that.]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


Pamela Wilson (ON-EH-MEM) Onyemem is charged with malicious wounding and is being held without bond in the Danville City Jail.





[E-Body-Found]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=vga]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Invesitgators are hoping today's scheduled autopsy will help them find out how a Henry County woman died.
A 32-year old woman was found dead yesterday morning in the Fairy Stone Section of Patrick County. Police say Kathy Jones (Guy-zler) Guisler was more than likely murdered at the site. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but officials say it appeared had been slashed. No arrests have been made, but an investigation is underway.

[Ferrum-Ax]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=98-77]
[GRAPHIC=Accident]


State police are still investigating an overnight accident that sent four Ferrum College students to area hospitals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.]


It happened at the intersection of routes 6-0-2 and 40.
The student's car slid through the intersection and snapped a utility pole in half.
One of the students was flown to Roanoke Memorial Hospital.
The other three were taken to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount.
Their conditions are not being released.
State police say speed may have been a factor in the accident and charges are pending.
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[Amazement-Square]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#98-78 TC02:04]
[GRAPHIC=Lynchburg Seal]


A project that could help revitalize Lynchburg's riverfront AND educate thousands of children is getting a new name today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


Just last month, organizers kicked off a 4- point- 7 million dollar fundraising campaign for the "Amazement Square" children's museum in downtown Lynchburg.
But at a press conference this morning, officials announced they have received a one million dollar donation from the late Maylia Green-Rightmire.
Rightmire died last year at the age of 91.
The museum will now be known Amazement Square Rightmire Children's Museum.
The museum will occupy the old J-W Wood building on Jefferson Street.
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[Craig-Tower]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Opponents of a cellular phone tower overlooking New Castle say their next stop may be court.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Castle;]


Last night the board of Supervisors approved Ohio Cellular's plan to build a tower on Aps Knob.
The company's attorney says it's low enough to protect the area's scenic skyline.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=we;re below the]

((JAMES CREEKMORE/ATTORNEY FOR PHONE COMPANY; WE'RE BELOW THE 200 FOOT LEVEL, ADN WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE IN A FLIGHT PATTERN SO WE WON;T HAVE TO LIGHT THAT TOWER, SO AT NIGHT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO KNOW IT'S THERE.))
[SUPER=01-James Creekmore/Ohio Cellular's Attorney; ]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=know it's there]
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[VO-NAT]


But opponents say it will destroy the beauty they're fighting to preserve
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=why are we working]

((JANE ECHOLS JOHNSTON/RESIDENT; WHY ARE WE WORKING HARD TO MAKE OUR TOWN BEAUTIFUL WHEN ALL YOU HAVE TO DO TO RUIN IT IS LOOK UP THE MOUNTAIN AND SEE THIS 190 FOOT TOWER.))
[SUPER=01-Jane Echols Johnston/Resident]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=190 foot tower]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The board unanimously voted to approve the project, saying it's time for Craig County to enter the 20-th century.
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[Tobacco-Suit]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Tobacco Under Fire]


Eligible states have until Friday to decide whether to accept the 206 billion dollar proposal.
Virginia's proposed acceptance of the deal will be taken up in Lynchburg federal court tomorrow.
An attorney for the estate of a lung cancer victim filed a motion yesterday to prevent the state from joining the national settlement.
James Feinman says it would interfere with health claims brought by his client and other Virginians.
A spokesman for the attorney general's office says the settlement only deals with state claims, not individual claims.
The hearing will be held in U-S District Court.

[clinton-Impeachment]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Impeachment Inquiry]


President Clinton is on his way to Japan this afternoon to talk economic recovery.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]

[10:01:34]
He left the White House this morning.
His message is that nursing Japan back to economic health is the most crucial step toward ending the Asian Crisis.


Mr. Clinton left on the eve of the House Judiciary impeachment hearings.
The White House is attacking any plan for the Committee to expand the scope of its inquiry.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]

[10:04:17]
[IN Q=]

(("THE AMERICAN PUBLIC I THINK WANTS FAIRNESS OUT OF THIS PROCESS. AND THERE'S NOTHING THAT'S FAIR OR BIPARTISAN WHEN THE REPUBLICANS GO OFF AND EXPAND AND GO OFF ON A FISHING EXPEDITION ... AND AT THE SAME TIME TELL THE WHITE HOUSE WELL WE THINK THAT YOU HAVE TO KEEP YOUR QUESTIONS TO THE AREA THAT WE DECIDE. THAT'S NOT FAIR. IT WILL REINFORCE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC'S VIEW THAT THIS PROCESS IS NOT FAIR." ))
[SUPER=01-Joe Lockhart/White House Spokesman;]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=is not fair. ]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-McLean;]

[11:05:04]
Kenneth Starr testifies tommorrow.
The White House also objects to being allowed just 30 minutes for their lawyers to question Starr.
Clinton's attorney's requested ninety minutes.
Meantime, according to a C-B-S poll support for actual impeachment has decreased.
Only 26 percent now think the President's actions are serious enough to warrant his removal from office.
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[House-Leaders]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#None]
[GRAPHIC=Republicans]


Meantime, House Republicans are focused on choosing their new leaders today.
As expected they nominated Louisiana Congressman Bob Livingston to replace Newt Gingrich as Speaker of the House.


Congressman Dick Armey is still fending off challenges from Oklahoma's Steve Largent and Washington's Jennifer Dunn for the number two post of majority leader. [tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Weapons inspectors are once again checking up on Saddam's weapons stations.
But is Saddam staying out of their way?
That's up next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


Lots of dietary supplements claim they're healthy, but now the F-T-C is making them back it up.
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[Talent=Patrick]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro] [music up full] [comm1]


[IRAQ]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=MEL]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Conflict]


U-N weapons inspectors are back at work in Iraq.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Baghdad, Iraq;]

[4:04:55]
Several inspection teams left their headquarters in Baghdad today to monitor suspected arms sites.
It's likely that at first, the inspectors will limit their visits to sites where they have already installed cameras and sensors for long-term monitoring.
The real challenge will come later, when they begin surprise checks on sites where they suspect Iraq has been hiding materials for weapons of mass destruction.
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[Dietary-supplements]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#net]
[GRAPHIC=Dietary Supplements]


The next time you pick up a dietary supplement at the store, you may notice some new labels.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[7:30:05]
The Federal Trade Commission releases guidelines today that require the makers of supplements to back up their claims of boosting good health.
For years, dietary supplements have been shielded from most governmental oversight.
But it is illegal for these remedies to make claims that they can directly treat or prevent diseases.
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[E-Wilson]
[anchor=Melanie]
[newscast=Noon]
[writer=chr]
[tape=98-69 59:47]
[graphic=Va. Death Penalty]


Virginia has executed its 12-th death row inmate this year.
(----------)

[vo-nat]
Kenneth Wilson died by lethal injection last night for the 1993 rape and murder of a neighbor in Newport News.
He also slashed the necks of her 12-year-old daughter along with a teenaged friend.
Both girls survived the attack.
(------------)
[anchor=Melanie]
[SS=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore refused to intervene in the execution, saying there has never been any question as to Wilson's guilt.

[Halifax-Arrests]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#=98-71]
[GRAPHIC=Cocaine Drug Bust]


"Operation Snake Eyes" has netted five more arrests in Halifax County.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Halifax Co./Friday;]


On Friday, the drug task force picked up nearly two dozen suspects on various drug and weapons charges.
Agents continued rounding up accused drug dealers and users over the weekend.
These arrests come after a two-year investigation with a focus on open-air drug markets.
More arrests are expected.
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[2Series-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=12]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=98-75 TC1:11:09]
[GRAPHIC=Grade Expectations]


The Standards of Learning and statewide testing are raising new questions about Virginia's system of public education, but the state superintendent of public instruction says he doesn't see a groundswell of concern.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Paul Stapleton says he recognizes that recent changes have created anxiety among students, parents, teachers and administrators.
But he also sees a recognition that the standards are necessary, and ultimately achievable.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I don't get a tremendous sense]

((PAUL STAPLETON/STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION: I DON'T GET A TREMENDOUS SENSE, AND I GUESS THIS IS A SURPRISE, I DON'T GET A TREMENDOUS SENSE FROM PUBLIC EDUCATORS OF THROWING THEIR HANDS UP AND GOING OH MY GOD WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? I GET A SENSE OF, WHAT IS OUR NEXT STEP?))
[SUPER=01-Paul Stapleton/State Superintendent;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=what is our next step?]
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[FULL SCREEN GRAPHIC]
Tonight on News 7 at Eleven, Joe Dashiell concludes Grade Expectations, our series on the Standards of Learning.
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[Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Rocky Mount and Franklin County lock horns over sewer service-- and a new shopping center is caught in the middle.


That's still ahead on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


She's Rocking the pop AND country charts-- and last night she rocked Roanoke.
More from Shania Twain's performance in just a minute.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #2]


[E-Kroger]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=98-62 1:24:22]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The land has been rezoned, and a new shopping plaza is ready to move into Franklin County.
But the plan will crumble unless the town of Rocky Mount and the county quit haggling over sewer service.
Tina Tenret has the latest.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Picture a sprawling]
[SUPER=03-Franklin Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-Bill Walker/Developer; :23]
[SUPER=01-Keith Holland/Rocky Mount Town Manager; :52]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:14]
[RUNS=1:28]
[OUT Q=Franklin County.]

(( Picture a sprawling 20-acre shopping center here, complete with a super Kroger, movie theater and restaurants.
Plugging 300 jobs into Franklin County.
Franklin County supervisors rezoned the land for business -- with no public opposition.
Only hitch is, this strip of Route 40 East of Rocky Mount has no sewer service.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 18:50:41]
[IN Q=Basically]

((BILL WALKER/DEVELOPER: BASICALLY THE BOTTOM LINE IS NO SEWER, NO PROJECT. WE'VE GOT TO HAVE THE SEWER FOR THE END USERS TO COME.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=USERS TO COME]


The town of Rocky Mount supplies all utilities.
But this land's in the county so the town can name its price.
Wendy's bought some land here but was charged 125-thousand-dollars for sewer service.
Their plot's still empty.
And Rocky Mount's Kroger would close if the new one opens.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:18:42]
[SOT 15:19:50]
[IN Q=The town]

((KEITH HOLLAND/TOWN MANAGER: THE TOWN LOSES EVERYTHING. WE LOSE OUR BUSINESS LICENSE, WE LOSE OUR MEALS TAX. WE LOSE ALL FORMS OF REVENUE IN EXCHANGE FOR ONLY GAINING A SEWER CUSTOMER. ... IF THE TOWN DECIDED TO EXTEND SEWER LINES DOWN 40 EAST, ALL WE'D REALLY GAIN IS A WATER OR SEWER CUSTOMER.)) [RUNS:22]
[OUT Q=WATER OR SEWER CUSTOMER]
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 16:50:11]
[IN Q=The town]

((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE TOWN AND THE COUNTY SAY THEY ARE NEGOTIATING OVER SEWER SERVICE ON ROUTE 40 EAST. BUT THEY WILL NOT SAY WHETHER THEY PLAN TO SETTLE IN TIME TO MILK KROGER'S PROFITS. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FRANKLIN COUNTY.)) [RUNS:14]
[OUT Q=FRANKLIN COUNTY]))


[E-shania]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=98-72 22:14]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Thousands are talking about Shania Twain's concert last night at the Roanoke Civic Center--
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:30:45]
[IN Q=Cheering]

((CHEERING.... ALRIGHT WELL, IF YOU GUYS KNOW THIS SONG, SING ALONG... MUSIC NAT SOUND.))
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=nat sound.]
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[VO-NAT]


Twain's hits have made it not only on the country charts but the pop charts-
She's known for the songs The Woman in Me, Whose bed have your boots been under and You're still the one.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT 2:27:38]
[IN Q=Still the one.]

((STILL THE ONE....... GOODNIGHT.))
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=KISS GOODNIGHT.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The Canadian born singer performed to a sold out crowd-
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[METEOR-SHOWER]


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


It's being called the most spectacular meteor shower in 33 years.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]

[4:10:07]
At its peak, more than 2 thousand meteors per hour lit up the night sky.
The fireworks come from debris in the tail of the Comet Tempel-Tuttle.
The debris is believed to be made up of pebble-size bits of minerals and organic dust, similiar to the volcanic material olivine and carbon sand found on earth.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]

((DR. DALE CRUIKSHANK/NASA AMES SCIENTIST; AND IT'S AMAZING TO THINK THAT A PARTICLE AS SMALL AS THIS, JUST AS SMALL AS A GRAIN OF SAND, CAN STREAK ACROSS THE SKY AND MAKE A TRAIL THAT IS SO BRIGHT THAT IT WILL ACTUALLY CAST A SHADOW IF YOU'RE SEEING IT FROM A DARK PLACE." ))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Dale Cruikshank/NASA Ames Scientist;]
[RUNS=:12]
[OUT Q=from a dark place.]
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[VO-NAT]


Some satellite operators worried the meteors would damage solar panels.
But the world's 600-plus satellites seem to have been spared.
Most switched position to avoid the meteor shower.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 12 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, G-W Danville takes on the country's number two high school hoops team.
(----------------)
[VO-NAT]


Plus, it's tourney time on the girl's circuit.
We'll have highlights from around the region coming up, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[MUSIC UP FULL]
[COMM BREAK #3]


[Kentucky-Football]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssa]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=Drunk Driving]


A University of Kentucky football player is being charged with manslaughter and drunk driving after a weekend car accident killed a teammate.
Jason Watts, the Wildcat's starting center, is blamed for the deaths of Arthur Steinmetz and another college student, after his truck careened out of control and overturned early Sunday morning.
Watts blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit. He is hospitalized in serious condition.



[Hampton-Coaches]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Scam]


The Hampton University women's basketball team is making a dejected trip back to Virginia-- not because they lost-- they didn't even play last night's scheduled game against Texas Tech.
That's because their coaches were arrested the night before, accused of trying to con a woman in Lubbock Texas.
The alleged victim says coach Patricia Bibbs, her husband and an assistant coach tried a "pigeon drop" scam on her.
In a pigeon drop scam, the victim is approached by someone who claims to have found a purse with a lot of money in it.
Then the victim is persuaded to put up money for a lawyer so both can claim it.
Hampton University says it's a case of mistaken identity, but the Lubbock police chief says investigators have not determined if the arrest was a mistake.

[Extra]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=Extra]
[GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS]


The Virginia Tech women beat sixth ranked Duke 72- 70 last night at Cameron Indoor Stadium to remain undefeated on the season.
Katie O'Connor and Kim Seaver each had 14 points.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[super=03-Salem; :00]


While men's coach Bobby Hussey made an appearance at the Roanoke Valley sports club last night.
Hussey was the featured speaker- he also caught up with former Hokie boss Charlie Moir.
The Hokies' next opponent is East Tennessee State.
(------------)


[Northside]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-19 tc 1:44:11]
[GRAPHIC=Region Three]


On the high school hardwood, the Region Three tournamaent tipped off at Northside.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Northside vs Heritage;]


The Lady Vikings may have had the home court, but Seminole District champ Heritage seemed to have the advantage.
The Pioneers took the early lead. Tekita Butler snags the rebound, and puts it up for two.
Heritage also had some good defense. The Vikings Kris McMilliam drives to the hoop- and is met by Rebekah Packer- who gets the easy block.
[super=33-Northside/49/Heritage/44;]


But Northside battles back and pulls out the 49- 44 win.
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[wipe wipe wipe][Gretna]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-19 tc 1:22:41]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./ Gretna vs Appomattox;]


The second match up of the night pitted the Appomattox Raiders against the Gretna Hawks.
Gretna's Twyla Irvin tries to keep the Hawks in the game. She goes up for two.
Appomattox gets the ball to Brittany Pennix off the inbounds pass, Pennix gets the hoop from the foul line.
[SUper=33-Gretna/49/Appomattox/65/;]


The Raiders with the rebound on the other end, the outlet pass gets to Heather Williams and she finishes it for Appomattox. The Raiders win it 65-to-49.
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[Shawsville]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-16]
[GRAPHIC=REGION C TOURNEY]


In Region-C, one quarterfinal pitted Galax against Shawsville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Shawsville/Galax vs. Shawsville; :00]


The Lady Maroon Tide came on strong.
Catherine Cockerham finds Katherine Whartenby in the lane. She scores and Galax has a 36-to-23 lead in the 3rd.
Then Megan Forster goes coast to coast for the Shawnees and gets the layin.
And in the fourth, Forster takes the long downcourt pass. She hits the jump shot to cut the lead to 11.
But Galax was able to close the deal as the Tide
[super=33-Galax/52/Shawsville/37;]

rolls to the 52-to-37 win over Shawsville to advance to the regional semi-finals.
(------------)

[wipe wipe wipe]

[Craig]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-28]
[GRAPHIC=wipe wipe wipe]



(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co./John Battle vs. Craig Co.; :00]


In New Castle, John Battle was fighting a war with Craig County.
Craig's Gina Guthrie comes up big with the nice pass and the bucket puts Craig up early.
[SUPER=33-John Battle/51/Craig Co./49;]


But John Battle is able survive the trip from Bristol. They pull out the 51- 49 win to advance to the semi-finals.
(------------)
[talent=Patrick]
[graphic=region c]


In other region C action, Northwood beat Covington 63-to-28 and Ft. Chiswell beat Glenvar 56- 51.

[Glavine]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-20]
[GRAPHIC=MLB]


In the closest race in eleven years, Tom Glavine emerged yesterday as the National League's Cy Young winner.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-MLB; :00]


The Braves starter barely edged San Diego's Trevor Hoffman in the voting- the Padres reliever actually received two more first-place votes than Glavine. (------------) Glavine had 20 wins this past season.