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Next on News 7-
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A man convicted of murder for hire in Bedford County is executed tonight.
Fire at a downtown business- shuts down Part of Jefferson Street-
Tonight as NATO strikes continue, we hear the Serb side of the story from a local woman-
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News 7 is next.
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[vo-nat]
In 1983, he hired someone to kill an 18-year-old friend in Bedford County.
Tonight, David Lee Fisher is dead.
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[Fisher]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#99-4 1:19:23]
[GRAPHIC=Fisher Execution]


They made it look like a hunting accident.
Then, Fisher allegedly reached into the wound to stop the victim's beating heart.
[Double Boxes=Jean/Ellen--Starlink]
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Ellen Qualls is at Greensville Correctional Center tonight, where the execution took place.
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(Rollcue: father figure.)
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[super=01-Tim Stanton/Death Penalty Protester; 2:12]
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[OUT Q=be helpful.]




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[Double Boxes=Jean & Ellen/Starlink]




[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-]
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A second night of air strikes is over in Kosovo- and there is no sign the Yugoslav government is willing to give in.
Lisa Hughes is following the latest developments from Washington DCTERMS.
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[Super=01-Gen. Wesley Clark/NATO Supreme Commander;]
[Super=01-Sandy Berger/National Security Advisor;]
[SUPER=03-Skopje, Macedonia;]
[SUPER=01-Lisa Hughes/CBS News;]
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[OUT Q=for CBS News.]

((NATO BOMBS AND MISSILES RAINED ON YUGOSLAVIA FOR A SECOND NIGHT. AIR RAID SIRENS SOUNDED AS NATO AIRCRAFT TOOK OFF FROM BASES IN ITALY.. AND WARSHIPS LAUNCHED CRUISE MISSILES AIMED AT SERB TARGETS. IN MONTENEGRO, ARMY AND NAVAL BASES AND A MILITARY WAREHOUSE WERE ATTACKED. Gen. Wesley Clark/NATO Supreme Commander "We're going to systematically and progressively attack, disrupt, degrade, devastate and ultimately unless President Milosevic complies with the demands of the international community, we're going to destroy these forces and their facilities and support." DESPITE THE NATO ASSAULT, THE WHITE HOUSE SAYS SERB ATTACKS AGAINST THE ETHNIC ALBANIANS IN KOSOVO ARE INTENSIFYING. Sandy Berger/National Security Advisor "There have been some further burning of villages, further sweep operations, some shelling into Albania and that's obviously very disturbing to us."
YUGOSLAVIA ALSO ANNOUNCED IT WAS SEVERING DIPLOMATIC TIES WITH THE U-S, BRITAIN, FRANCE AND GERMANY FOR TAKING PART IN THE AIRSTRIKES. SERB OFFICIALS ORDERED ALL JOURNALISTS FROM NATO MEMBER COUNTRIES TO LEAVE. IN NEIGHBORING MACEDONIA, HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS PROTESTING THE NATO AIR STRIKES.. THREW STONES AND FIREBOMBS AT THE U-S EMBASSY. THEY BURNED CARS AND TRIED TO STORM THE BUILDING, BUT WERE TURNED AWAY BY RIOT POLICE. Lisa Hughes/CBS News))

[Serb]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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A Southside woman says it's about time we heard the Serb side of the story.
This Yugoslavian native calls the U-S bombing a mistake.
Tina Tenret brings us her story.
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(( Nadica Quint says what Americans don't realize is that Serbs are protecting THEIR land Kosovo from the Albanians.
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((SAME THING IF SOMEONE CAME HERE AND TRIED TO TAKE MY HOUSE AWAY JUST BECAUSE THEY OWNED IT BEFORE ME? WOULD I LEAVE MY HOUSE JUST BECAUSE THEY WANT IT BACK?))
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[OUT Q=WANT IT BACK]


She points to the Serbian scarf her grandmother wore and says you can see this on many of the dead bodies.
And she says the Serbs are ready to fight.
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[IN Q=THERE'S ONLY SO LONG]

((THERE'S ONLY SO LONG ONE CAN GO ON BEING ACCUSED OF BEING A MONSTER FOR SO MANY YEARS. THEY'RE JUST GOING TO SAY HEY, WE LOST EVERYTHING ANYWAY. THEY'RE NVER GOING TO RECOVER FROM THIS. SO WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO LOSE?))
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Quint does not want to see U-S soldiers hurt but says they would be no match for the Serbs in the woods and mountains around Kosovo.
Tina Tenret News7.))









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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-9 43:19]
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Fire caused a spectacle and traffic hassles in downtown Roanoke tonight.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Tonight]


A blaze broke out at C and P Outfitters on Jefferson Street around 7-30.
Authorities had to shut off part of the road to battle the stubborn fire that was contained inside the building.
No one was injured.
Investigators are still looking for clues as to what may have sparked the blaze.
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[Pritchett]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sgo]
[TAPE#=599-5 18:03]
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They started picking a jury today.
But opening arguments won't start until at least tomorrow afternoon in Montgomery County...
Where Livingston "Bud" Pritchett stands accused of murder at the Ironto rest stop.
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[SOT 9:21:01]
[IN Q=WHAT SAY YOU]

((JUDGE: WHAT SAY YOU? GUILTY OR NOT GUILTY? BUD PRTICHETT: NOT GUILTY.))
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[OUT Q=NOT GUILTY]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Christiansburg]


Pritchett is charged with murdering 57-year-old Estel Singelton Senior last year.
The trial was delayed twice -- once because of a dispute over evidence...
And once when Pritchett tried to dump his court-appointed lawyers.
He ultimately stuck with those lawyers.
Today, they and the prosecution began interviewing the jury pool.
It was a slow-moving process, with each potential juror answering a series of questions about the death penalty.
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[Kevorkian]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Was it a murder or a mercy killing?
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pontiac, MI]


That's what jurors in Michigan must decide in the trial of Dr. Jack Kevorkian.
Jury deliberations have ended for the day.
In closing arguments Kevorkian said his intent was to ease the suffering of a patient with Lou Gehrig's disease.
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[IN Q=18:12:08]

((DR. JACK KEVORKIAN; I HAD TO DO SOMETHING TO RAISE THIS WHOLE ISSUE TO A LEVEL WHERE IT MIGHT BE RESOLVED AND THIS IS THE FORUM FOR IT.)) [BUTT TO 18:11:54] ((PROSECUTOR: HE CAME LIKE A MEDICAL HITMAN IN TEH NGIHT WITH A BAG OF POISON TO DO HIS JOB.))
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[OUT Q=to do his job.]
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[VO-NAT]


If convcited Kevorkian could get life in prison.
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[Onyemen]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=99-6 50:13]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A mother on trial for the murder of her eight-year old son has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/Nov. 17;]


32- year- old Pamela Onyemen (AHN-ye-men?) was charged last November, after her son was stabbed several times in the chest, arms and hands. He was seriously injured, but survived.
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Onyemen apparently suffers from schizophrenia, and a doctor testified that she didn't know the difference between right and wrong.
She will receive treatment at Central State Hospital in Petersburg.
[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey [WX1] [11:00pm] [03/25/1999] [CK/WXPRO]Weather Maps

[TAPE#=]AD LIB ABOUT NWS
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[CK/WXPRO]Climate Data Precipitation Data

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[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
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Coming up, some Natural Bridge residents are racing to court to put an end to a local speedway --
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[VO-NAT]

and a plane bursts into flames in Southside Virginia, but there is no need to worry...this one was planned.
Details when News 7 returns.
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[Sports-Preview]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[OUT Q=..news 7 sports."]

((Good evening everybody this is Mike Stevens back in the New 7 Sports office on awards night! We'll check in with the big winners at tonight's Metro basketball banquet at Roanoke College.
The baseball world says goodbye to Cal Ripken Senior who dies of lung cancer.
Some NFl scouts have been checking out some former Hokies this week.
And we'll hear from the Express - a day before thebig rematch with Hampton Roads. It's all coming up in sportrs.))


[Speedway]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#99-10 36:50]
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Roger Willetts bought the Natural Bridge Speedway in 1992 and since then he says he's spent one and a half million dollars in making improvements to it.
Reviving the business has brought more money to the county but it's also sparked protests from several local residents.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Newsroom]


Stacey Martin spoke to some of those residents tonight and is in our newsroom with more..
[Live= Full/Newsrom]
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Jean--the Natural Bridge Concerned Citizens has been complaining about the race track for several months now.
They say the noise is disturbing and the facility is hurting their property values.
(Rollcue:their property values.)
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((Beginning this Saturday the spectators, the drag racing and yes-- the noise..
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will return to the Natural Bridge Speedway.
But, if some nearby residents have their way these sights and SOUNDS will fade into a memory.
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((CAROL KOSUP: IT HAS REALLY BEEN EAR-SPLITTING ON SOME EVENINGS. IT HAS BEEN LOUD ENOUGH SO IF I TRY AND TALK ON THE TELEPHONE OVER HERE, I HAVE TROUBLE HEARING.)) [RUNS11]
[OUT Q=have trouble hearing.]


The Natural Bridge Concerned Citizens complained to the county's Board of Supervisors hoping to get more restrictions against the races and reduce the noise.
But, supervisors only agreed to prevent races from lasting late into the evening and required race cars to have specialized mufflers.
The owner says he's willing to cooperate, but doesn't believe the restrictions will ultimately lead to a compromize.

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[IN Q=This group is really]

((ROGER WILLETTS/OWNER: THIS GROUP IS REALLY NOT INTERESTED IN COMPROMIZE. THEY'RE REALLY NOT INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH THE SPEEDWAY. THEY WANT THE TRACK CLOSED.)) [RUNS08]
[OUT Q=they want the track closed.]


Now both sides agree the matter should be settled in court.
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((JOE HEDRICK: THEY ARE TAKING AWAY OUR RIGHTS UNDER THE FIFTH AMENDMENT TO ENJOY OUR PROPERTY AND WE FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT THIS IS THAT TYPE OF CASE. AND, IF WE CAN RAISE THE MONEY WE WILL TAKE THIS TO COURT.)) [RUNS17]
[OUT Q=take this to court.]))
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Jean, Willetts now has a five year permit to operate the track given the restrictions.
And, group members say they plan to monitor the facility and report any violations.
Jean?..

[Chevron-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Witnesses say it felt like an earthquake.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond, CA]


It turned out to be an explosion and fire at a Chevron plant- it sent a huge cloud of smoke into the San Francisco Bay sky.
The blast was in the hydrocracker unit that removes impurities from crude oil.
One firefighter was hurt but no workers at the plant were injured.
Nearby residents are being warned to stay inside with their windows closed.
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[Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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Fire lights up the skies over Southside Virginia-- in tonight's Video of the Day.
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[VO-NAT]
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
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Around a dozen firefighters battled a blaze aboard an airplane that will be set on fire roughly a hundred times before it leaves Danville next week.
Then firefighters took on a fire fueled by propane - to simulate a fuel spill blaze.
It's all part of the necessary training required for the certification to fight airport fires.
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[Tease2]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=jja]
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Straight ahead on News 7 at 11,
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New studies show more people survive heart attacks nowadays- one of the key reasons is people know the symptoms- but did you know this.....
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[SOT 21:55:45]

((BAICALLY ANYTHING FROM THE WAIST UP CAN BE A HEART-RELATED TYPE SYMPTOM.))
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[OUT Q=type symptom.]
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[VO-NAT]


The symptoms to watch out for coming up-
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[lotto]
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
9-1-5

(nine, one, five)


Pick 4:
1-7-2-1

(one, seven, two, one)


Cash 5:
4-10-18-20-34

(four, ten, eighteen, twenty, thirty-four)



(Copyright 1999 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


APNP-03-25-99 2303EST

[Heart-Attack]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=99-5 45:33]
[GRAPHIC=Heart Attacks]


If you suffer a heart attack your chances of survival are better now than years ago.
Two new studies suggest that heart attacks are becoming smaller and less lethal among Americans-
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[VO-NAT]


The American Heart Association findings ring true in this region too.
[Super=03-Salem;]


One Lewis Gale Cardiologist says more people know the symptoms of heart attacks and go for help-
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[IN Q=Typically or classically]

((DR. JACOB NEATHAWK: TYPICALLY OR CLASSICALLY A PAIN OR UNUSUAL DISCOMFORT IN THE PART OF THE CHEST, PRESSURE TYPE SENSATION THAT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH SHORTNESS OF BREATH.)) [BUTT TO 21:55:54] ((BUT CERTAINLY PEOPLE CAN HAVE DISCOMFORT IN THE JAW, SHOULDERS, ARMS, UPPER BACK.))
[SUPER=01-Dr. Jacob Neathawk/Cardiologist]
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[OUT Q=UPPER BACK.]
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[VO-NAT]


Dr. Neathawk says that healthier lifestyles have also helped reduce heart attack fatality rate.
Experts also think better medicines have helped.
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[SOT 21:54: 03]
[IN Q=People are]

((DR. NEATHAWK: PEOPLE ARE UNDERSTANDING ABOUT HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE AND THE METHODS TO CONTROL IT. PEOPLE ARE UNDERSTAND THAT HIGH CHOLESTEROL NUMBERS ARE SO IMPORTANT. THEY'RE LEARNING WE HAVE A BUNCH OF WONDERFUL DRUGS TO CONTROL HIGH CHOLESTEROL ALL THESE THINGS ARE DEFINITELY BENEFICIAL, DEFINITELY GETTING THE MESSAGE.))
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[OUT Q=getting the message.]
[Talent=Jean]
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Doctors say if you have unusual pain anywhere above the waist- with clammy sweaty hands or shortness of breath, make sure to get it checked out.



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[ANCHOR=Mike]
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We'll hear from the big award winners at tonight's Metro Basketball banquet. Clemson loses the NIT title in the closing seconds.
Cal Ripken Senior dies of lung cancer, and the Express prepares for its rematch with the Admirals tomorrow night.
But first in tonight's Extra Point
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-989 Sports;:00]


The makers of the popular NCAA Final Four Playstation video game.
989 sorts simulated the UConn-Ohio State game and the HUskies emerged with a 72-to-65 win.
Duke also prevailed over Michigan State with a ten point win in the other semi-final.
As for the title game - 989 sports says Duke will beat U-Conn by 9.
You can watch the real games Saturday here on WDBJ-7.
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[S-Metro]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-29]
[GRAPHIC=NIT LOGO]


The best high school hoopsters in the valley were honored last night at the 31st annual Kiwanis basketball banquet at the Sutton Student Center at Roanoke College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem; :00]


The Kiwanis clubs of Salem and Botetourt co-sponsor these awards each year. The players of the year were William Byrd's Stephanie Parnell, who is headed to Stetson next year, and Glenvar's Brian Fasnacht.
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[IN Q=BITE]
[SUPER=01-Stephanie Parnell/Metro Player of the Year;:00]
[SUPER=01-Brian Fasnacht/Metro Player of the Year; :15]
[RUNS=:25]
[OUT Q=...OUT ON TOP."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
[SUPER=03-Norfolk;]


Two guys that know a lot about being on top Fasnacht's head coach Art Lawrence from Glenvar, and Salem high school's Charlie Morgan - men who both brought state titles back to the valley, appropriately share the coach of the year honor.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="IT'S...]
[SUPER=01-Art Lawrence/Metro Co-Coach of the Year;:00]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Metro Co-Coach of the Year;22]
[RUNS=:34]
[OUT Q=....THOSE GUYS TOO."]
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[VO NAT CON'T]
Roy Flynn was named the area's basketball referee of the year, and Roanoke Valley Christian which went unbeaten through the regular season and VIC tournament was given the annual sportsmanship award.
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[S-Morgan]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=sp-38]
[GRAPHIC=RICHARD MORGAN]


We also took a moment to talk to Charlie Morgan about his younger brother Richard, the former UVa star who most recently was an assistant coach at East Carolina.
Richard is close to new Tech head coach Ricky Stokes, and there is a real possibility the Hokies bench could be manned by TWO UVa grads next season.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Well, I just...]
[SUPER=01-Charlie Morgan/Richard's Brother;:00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=...FINGERS CROSSED."]
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(BYE BYE)



[S-Clemson]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-43]
[GRAPHIC=NIT]


The Clemson Tigers lost the NIT championship to Cal last night 61-to-60 in Madison Square Garden.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New York, NY/ESPN; :00]


With Clemson u 60-to-58 with under 20 seconds to go, Cal missed its shot for the win.
But after a mad scramble Geno Carlisle picks up the ball, drives and scores to tie it at 60.
The ref also called a picky foul and Carlisle made the free throw to give Cal a 61-to-60 lead.
Clemson had a shot at the win, but Terrell McIntyre's shot missed the
[super=33-California/61/Clemson/60;]

hoops and Cal wins it's first postseason title in 40 years.
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[S-Ripken]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-39 tc 29:31]
[GRAPHIC=Orioles]


Former Baltimore Orioles manager Cal Ripken Senior died late this afternoon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Ripken had been battling lung cancer since being diagnosed with the disease in October.
The elder Ripken had a 36-year association with the Orioles as a minor-league player, scout, coach and mananger.
During that time he became the first person to manage two sons--Cal Junior and Billy--at the same time.
Cal Ripken senior was 63.
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[S-Skins]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-35]
[GRAPHIC=SKINS]


The Washington Redskins may lose another of their top stars from last season.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD; :00]


Norv Turner says he may not be able to keep the team's top tackler three of the past four years in the fold.
Reports out of DC say that free agent Marvcus Patton and the Skins are miles apart in their contract negotiations.


Patton has been the team's leading tackler three of the last four season.
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[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=]
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Still to come on the Thursday night edition of News 7 sports, Steve Mason
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[VO-NAT]


with an update on the Express as they get set for a rematch for Hampton Roads tomorrow night. A game that will not have John Brophy in the house.
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Hampton Roads]


The Roanoke Express and the Hampton Roads Admirals are deadlocked in a tie for first place in the Northeast Division.
Tomorrow night they play at the Scope.
And Steve Mason says it's a whopper of game in more ways than one.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]
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((MIKE PERON:))
((Thanks to his tirade back in January, The Express will face a Hampton Roads team without coach John Brophy, still serving a suspension. Admiral Jeff Corbett, who blind sided Jeremy Schaeffer on that January night, is also suspended. But vying for the divisional crown is enough motivation. ((:)) Despite Roanoke's recent slide, Express sources said Thursday's practice was one of the best of the season. Defender Doug Searle has recovered from the flu, stopper Travis Smith's knee is nearing 100 percent and veteran Duane Harmer has returned, the final piece in a now solid defensive puzzle. ((:))
Roanoke's final meeting with the Admirals is April second at the Round House Steve Mason, Round House Wrap up.))

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