[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


An early morning apartment fire in Danville turns deadly.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And Bells of peace and choirs are greeting an international treaty to ban land mines, but it doesn't have the backing of the U-S.
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[TALENT=Kimberly]
[SS=None]


Not the best day to be driving high- profile vehicles...it is VERY windy, we've seen gusts up to near 40 miles an hour.
Partly cloudy skies will be the rule for the rest of your Monday afternoon...along with a few light snow showers in the higher elevations.
All the forecast details, on the way.
[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Apartment-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=chu]
[TAPE#98-76 TC2:01:59]
[GRAPHIC=Fatal Fire]


Flames from an apartment building fire lit up the morning sky in Danville.
One person died in the blaze-- everyone else got out unharmed.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Christy/Microwave]


Christy Hubley joins us live from our Danville newsroom with the latest.
[Live=Christy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Christy1;]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


We don't know much about the person who died in the fire.
Fire crews are still at the scene, watering down hot spots and searching for a cause.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=nats of fire]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-B. G. Lewis/Danville Fire Chief; :21]
[RUNS=:55]
[OUT Q=(bite) into the interior.]

(([NATS of fire] [RUNS:04]
This is what it looked like on Jefferson Avenue around six in the morning.
Flames shot out of the roof of an apartment building that sits off the road behind a small restaurant and a car cleaning service.
A Danville police officer was the first one on the scene-- and managed to rescue two tenants.
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[SOT 1:07:20-:27]
[IN Q=He was able]

((B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: HE WAS ABLE TO GET INTO THE APARTMENT ON THE LEFT AND GET TWO PEOPLE OUT THAT WERE IN THE BUILDING.)) [RUNS:07]
[OUT Q=were in the building.]

[NATS of fire] [RUNS:04]
With a blaze this big, firefighters were on the defensive, trying to keep the flames from spreading to neighboring buildings.
There's little to salvage from the charred aftermath.
And the unstable remains make it difficult to inspect the building for the fire's cause.
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[SOT 1:08:18-:29]
[IN Q=The building is too dangerous]

((B.G. LEWIS/DANVILLE FIRE CHIEF: THE BUILDING IS TOO DANGEROUS TO PUT ANYBODY IN. WE'VE ALREADY HAD ANOTHER COLLAPSE SINCE WE'VE HAD THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL AND I'M NOT WILLING TO PUT FIRE CREWS INTO THE INTERIOR.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=into the interior.]))
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[Live=Christy Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Danville;]


So Melanie, it could be a while before we know what caused this fire that claimed a life.
[Double Boxes=Melanie and Christy/Microwave]



[Israel-Lebanon]


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


Israeli tanks and armored personnel carriers are rolling into southern Lebanon today.
The military buildup follows guerrilla
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Israel - Lebanon Border;]

attacks that killed three Israeli soldiers and a journalist.
Meantime, tens of thousands of civilians have taken cover on both sides of the border.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have no ]
[SUPER=01-Benjamin Netanyahu/Israeli Prime Minister;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=criminal attacks.]
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[VO-NAT]


Prime Minister Netanyahu has convened a group of his senior ministers to decide whether to expand the campaign against the Hezbollah (hez-boh-LAH), which has been waging a guerrilla war to drive Israel out of Lebanon.
Israel has occupied part of Lebanon since 1985.
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[China-Albright]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Secretary of State Madeleine Albright has clashed with Chinese leaders over their human rights policy.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Beijing, China;]

[7:02;09]
While in Beijing today she criticized China's crackdown on pro-democracy activists.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We have deplored...]
[SUPER=01-Madeleine Albright/Secretary of State;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=with the foreign minister.]
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[VO-NAT]


But China's Foreign Minister shot back, accusing groups in the U-S of interferring with China- U.S. relations.
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[Land-mines]


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


Starting today, a new international treating banning land mines goes into effect.
It's widely regarded as part of the legacy of Britain's late Princess Diana.
But the United States is among several military powers that have refused to sign it.
Richard Roth reports.
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[SOT]

[10:05:15]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-London; :00]
[SUPER=01-Richard Roth/Reporting; 1:05]
[RUNS=1:20]
[OUT Q=CBS News, London.]

(((SCRIPT)
(London, England)
NAT SOT: handbell ringing

NARR: A BELL-RINGING OUTSIDE WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL TODAY MARKED THE FIRST DAY THE TREATY'S IN FORCE -- THOUGH CAMPAIGNERS AGAINST LAND MINES SAY IT SHOULD BE HEARD AS A WARNING, THAT MINES ARE STILL KILLING OR MAIMING CIVILIANS EVERY DAY.
(File: Diana campaigning for landmine ban)

THE LATE PRINCESS OF WALES WAS NO DOUBT THE HIGHEST-PROFILE PUBLIC ADVOCATE OF THE TREATY, SIGNED BY MORE THAN A HUNDRED AND SIXTY NATIONS, WHICH TODAY OUTLAWS THE MANUFACTURE, USE AND STOCKPILING OF ANTI-PERSONNEL MINES.
(Diana with landmine victim)

IN BOSNIA A MONTH BEFORE HER DEATH, DIANA MET MUZITA GUBELYICH, WHOSE RIGHT FOOT WAS BADLY INJURED BY A MINE.
(nat sot burst - muzita talks/Roth narrates)

NARR: TODAY, THE BOSNIAN WOMAN SAYS "MINES SHOULD BE BANNED - WE DON'T NEED THEM AT ALL."
(VS: File of landmine detonations)

BUT THE U-S AND A LARGE GROUP OF COUNTRIES INCLUDING CHINA AND RUSSIA DISAGREE AND DIDN'T SIGN THE TREATY. AND EVEN WHERE THE TREATY'S BEEN FORMALLY APPROVED, MINE CLEARANCE IS A SLOW, COSTLY PROCESS, SOMETIMES FOILED BY POLITICS. ANGOLA, FOR INSTANCE, WHICH AT DIANA'S URGING WAS AMONG THE FIRST TO SIGN THE TREATY, TODAY REPORTEDLY'S BECOME AMONG THE FIRST TO VIOLATE IT. ROTH O/C CLOSE: THE U-S WANTED AN EXEMPTION IN THE TREATY FOR MINES PLANTED ALONG THE TENSE BORDER BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA. THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT'S POSITION IS THAT IT HOPES TO FIND AN ALTERNATIVE TO LANDMINES, AND REPLACE THEM WITHIN 7 YEARS , AND THEN SIGN THE TREATY. RR, CBSN, London.)) [tease1] [HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


The panel investigating bribery charges against the Salt Lake City Olympic Committee says the I-O-C must come clean.
That's story is next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And the search for a missing boy in Bedford County comes to a happy ending.
But first let's check in with Kimberly McBroom.
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[Talent=Kimberly]

[Wx-Tease] [Weatherpro]
It's been quite blustery so far this Monday...
A weekend cold front has left behind chilly northwest winds and a storm system in the northeast is triggering a few light snow showers in the New River and Greenbrier Valleys...but not much accumulation to speak of today...
Let's check out the current situation... [music up full] [comm1]

[OLYMPICS]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=NOON]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Olympic Rings]


"The Olympic Flame must burn clean once again."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY;]


With those words, an elite ethics panel today called for major reforms in the Olympic movement.
The panel's is headed by former Senator George Mitchell.
Mitchell was also instrumental in the Ireland peace talks.
Mitchell says the International Olympic Committee needs to make major changes to help repair the damage caused by the vote-buying scandal.
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[MASS-BOY]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=MORNIN]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A sad ending in the search for a missing Massachusetts boy.
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[VO-NAT]


Nine year old Corey Anderson was found dead some 300 yards from his home, on the bank of an icy stream.
He had been missing since Thursday when he wandered away during a snowstorm to look for his dog.
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[SOT]

[4:11:23-33]
[IN Q=HE WAS LAYING..]
[SUPER=01-Trooper Paul Hartley/Massachusetts State Police;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=TRYING TO STAY DRY.]
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[VO-NAT]


An autopsy will be performed sometime today.
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[Missing-Boy]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Missing Boy]


A happier ending in Bedford County
The three year old boy missing for more than 24 hours there is safe and sound this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]


Zachery Charles Ranson wandered away from a relative's home on Saturday afternoon.
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


He was found near a pond about a half mile from his father's home.
Police say when a rescue crew volunteer found the boy, he appeared unharmed.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=They sometimes don't end]
[SUPER=01-Mike Brown/Bedford Co. Sheriff; :03]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=happy for Zack]
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[VO-NAT]


Hundreds of law enforcement officials and volunteers helped in the search
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[S-Teacher-Battery]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=98-78; 1:26:04]
[GRAPHIC=Education]


School teachers in Virginia may finally have a special protected status.
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[VO-NAT]


The General Assembly gave final approval to a measure mandating a two day jail sentence for anyone who physically assaults a school teacher.
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[SOT FRIDAY INTERVIEWS 15:35:00 ]
[IN Q=This bill]

((SEN. KEN STOLLE THIS BILL IS ABOUT A MINIMUM STANDARD FOR TEACHERS THAT IS HIGHER THAN ANY OTHER CLASS IN VIRGINIA.
AND THAT IS NOT WHAT I BELIEVE IS THE RIGHT COURSE FOR VIRGINIA.))
[sot 15:33:50 FRIDAY INTERVIEWS]

((SEN. HENRY MARSH/D-RICHMOND: TWO DAYS IN JAIL IS NOT LONG FOR A STUDENT WHO HITS A TEACHER. AND I THINK IT'S TIME WE NOT BE SOFT ON CRIMINALS WHO HIT TEACHERS. WE HAVE A REPUTATION OF NOT BEING SOFT ON CRIME. WHY SHOULD WE CODDLE THESE HOODLUMS?))
[SUPER=01-Sen. Ken Stolle/(R) Virginia Beach; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sen. Henry Marsh/(D) Richmond; :13]
[RUNS=31]
[OUT Q=coddle these hoodlums]
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[TALENT=Melanie]
[SS=State Capitol]


The teacher protection bill now goes to the Governor for his review.

[S-Warner]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=99-3; 55:37]
[GRAPHIC=John Warner]


The Senate signed off on a huge pay raise for people in the military.
A little more than one million active duty men and women may now get a five percent pay increase thanks to the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmans bill.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC/Thursday;]


Virginia's John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said higher pay is the best way to find and keep qualified people.
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[SOT09:26:38]
[IN Q=We no longer have]

((SEN. JOHN WARNER/R- VIRGINIA: WE NO LONGER HAVE IN SUFFICIENT NUMBERS THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN COMING IN TO TRAIN AND OPERATE THESE EXPENSIVE PLATFORMS OR EVEN ONCE THEY'RE IN, ONCE THEY'RE TRAINED AT TAXPAYER'S EXPENSE, THE MONEY TO HOLD THEM IN. AND THAT'S THE REASON FOR THIS PIECE OF LEGISLATION.))
[SUPER=@Warner;]
[RUNS=:21]
[OUT Q=this piece of legislation.]
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[VO-NAT]


The measure now goes to the House.
It would cost about seven billion dollars more over five years than the Clinton Administration proposal.
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[Feedback]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=Feedback]
[GRAPHIC=News 7 Feedback]


Scott Goldberg's "Going South" series--about jobs in the textile industry moving to Mexico-- brought a flood of comments from viewers.
Assignment editor Joe McKean has more in News 7's Feedback.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=One of the segments]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=JMC, News 7.]

((One of the segments dealt with consumers desires for affordable clothes, and the pressure that puts on companies to cut productions costs.
A viewer from Floyd responded: "...I believe you are selling the consumer short. At least this consumer short. I check the labels on almost everything I buy. I never buy from China unless it's my last choice, and sometimes I will forgo the purchase. If I can find a product that meets my needs and is made in the US I will buy it over less expensive brands made outside of the US...There are times you cannot find the product made in the US eg: electronics, try finding shoes or sneakers made here...When the gentleman said this evening that when you buy a product you are in essence 'voting' for products made there is not necessarily true. We just may not have a choice."
From Blacksburg, another viewer wrote: "Now, I'm not naive enough to think that Channel 7 isn't interested in ratings, but I do see a qualitative difference in the type of stories covered and in the manner in which they are presented. The recent story on 'Going South' is a case in point. It's the kind of meaningful local news/interest story that has a purpose other than titillating the viewer. I just wanted you to know it's appreciated...."
If you want to express your appreciation of our work, or your disapproval, here's how to do it.
U.S. mail goes to P.O. Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Faxes should be sent to 540-343-7269.
The e-mail address is news@wdbj7.com.
And you'll find a moderated on-line forum at our web site, wdbj7.com.
Joe McKean, News-7.)) [Tease2] [SOFT MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


There's good news for working moms and the children they raise.
That story is next on News-7 at Noon.
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[VO-NAT ]


And it didn't look like the "Breakouts" of recent years.
But this is how the ratline ended this year.
More on that in just a moment.
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[COMM BREAK #2]


[working-mom]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The guilt experienced by thousands of working moms may now be reduced thanks to a new study.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=@File;]

[7:21:13]
A psychologist at the University of Massachusetts found no difference between children whose mothers were employed versus kids whose mom's stayed at home during the first three years.
The author says the quality of the parent-child relationship and the quality of the child day-care arrangement.. are much more important than outside employment of the mother
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[S-VMI-Breakout]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=ame]
[TAPE#=98-83; 59:42]
[GRAPHIC=VMI]


VMI rats earned a new honor..after surviving a remodeled "Breakout."
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Market;]


Yesterday was the highlight of that event, wrapping up a 48 hour trial during which rats were pushed to their limits in order to become an official class.
The rats rose early in the morning for an 18 and a half mile march, which ended with the re-creation of the charge of VMI cadets during the civil war Battle of New Market.
Several anxious parents were also there to watch the achievment.
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[SOT 00:32:01]
[IN Q=It's been developing]

((DEBBY CHALKEY/PARENT; IT'S BEEN DEVELOPING SINCE FRIDAY... JUST VERY EXCITING)).
[SUPER=01-Debbie Chalkley/Parent]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=very exciting]
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[VO-NAT]

The rats officially became VMI's class of 2002 at a formal ceremony yesterday afternoon.
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[Stocks]


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


On Wall Street at Noon, the Dow was DOWN 22 points.
[tease3] [SPORTS MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Melanie]


Still ahead in sports, a million bucks isn't bad for a week's work on the P-G-A tour.
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[VO-NAT ]


Plus, if a picture's worth a thousand words, the faces of the lady Hokies should say it all.
We'll have the story from the A-Ten tournament, when News 7 at Noon continues.
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[COMM BREAK #3]


[Tech]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=Atlantic 10]


Tournament time is called madness for a reason.
Top-seeded Virginia Tech fell to (Zay-vee-ur) Xavier for the second time this season in the semifinals of the Atlantic Ten Conference tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Philadelphia, PA/Virginia Tech vs Xavier; :]


Bonnie Henrickson and the Lady Hokies trailed by 4 at the break.
Tech tried to use a late run to get back in the game. Maria Albertson makes the strong move on the baseline to cut the Xavier lead to 6.
But the Lady Musketeers came right back. Jennifer Phillips gets the hoop off the glass.
Tech gets the ball to (Terry)Tere Williams, who scores the jumper, but the Lady Hokies trailed by six.
[SUPER=33-Xavier/86/Virginia Tech/79/;]


Xavier would continue to work inside-- Phillips beats the Hokies down the floor for the basket, as the Lady Musketeers go on to win it 86 to 79.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I think...]
[SUPER=01-Melanie Balcomb/Xavier Head Coach; :]
[RUNS=:06]
[OUT Q=...come out strong."]
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=hold!!!]


In January, Xavier handed the lady Hokies their first loss of the season. Tech avenged that loss with a one- point win a week later at the Cassell.

[UVA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-33 (41:44)]
[GRAPHIC=ACC LOGO]


The lady Tarheels will meet Clemson in the A-C-C Championship game.
North Carolina used a second- half surge to beat the Cavaliers in the semi-finals.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX Sports; :]


Virginia kept it close in the first half. Twana Barksdale hits the jumper to tie the score at eight.
Carolina had a strong outside game. Nicky Teasley hits this basket in the paint.
Virginia's defense would give the Cavaliers their first lead of the game. The turnover turns into an Erin Stoval layup. 14- 12 U-V-A.
[SUPER=33-Virginia/70/North Carolina/83/;]


And later in the first half, Monick Foote comes up with the steal and takes it to the hoop for the score, but North Carolina wins this one 83 to 70.
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[Kentucky]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-26 (1:26:01)]
[GRAPHIC=NCAA Hoops]


Thirteenth- ranked Kentucky continued its downhill slide, losing to Tennessee for the second time this season, 68 to 61.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Knoxville, TN/CBS Sports; :]


Kentucky was on top in the first half. Jules Camara goes inside for the slam dunk, to make it 51 to 45 Wildcats.
But Tennessee would rally on this play. Vincent Yarborough goes in for the jam. The game was tied at 51.
[SUPER=33-Tennessee/68/Kentucky/61/;]


Then Tennessee went up by five, as Harris scores the basket, and the Volunteers hand Kentucky its fourth straight road loss.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[ss=hold!!!]


In other top-25 action, third-ranked Michigan State beat twenty-third ranked Purdue by fourteen, number four Connecticut avenged an earlier loss to twenty-fourth ranked Syracuse 70-58, and seventeenth-ranked College of Charleston won the Southern Conference championship with a ten-point victory over Appalachian State.

[NBA]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-42 (13:39)]
[GRAPHIC=NBA LOGO]


On to the pros, where veteran Joe Dumars returned to the Pistons lineup to lead Detroit to its fourth straight win-- courtesy of the New York Knicks.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Auburn Hills, MI/NBC Sports; :]


Detroit would use fast breaks to stay on top. Jud (Bush-ler) Bucheler passes it back to Grant Hill, who takes it in for the score and the six-point lead.
Dumars was hot from outside. Here he hits the three pointer and the Pistons go up 47- 36.
[SUPER=32-Detroit/89/New York/68/;]


The Knicks tried to make a run in the third quarter, but it wasn't enough. Detroit wins this one 89 to 68.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[Jazz]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-35 (26:06)]
[GRAPHIC=WIPE WIPE WIPE]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-San Antonio, TX/NBC Sports; :]


In Texas, the Utah Jazz was looking to make it two in a row.
Karl Malone scored 30 as the Jazz beat San Antonio 101 to 87.
Utah now owns the league's best record, at eleven and two.
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[Golf]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-34 (19:29)]
[GRAPHIC=Golf Logo]


Jeff Maggert is golf's million dollar man.
He beat Andrew Magee in the Match Play Championship to take home the million dollar first prize.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Carlsbad, CA/ABC Sports; :]


Magee would make this five foot putt for par to force a playoff after 36 holes.
It would go two holes before Maggert chips it in from the green to win the match. The million dollar check is more(------------) than Maggert has ever cashed in eight years on the pro tour.