[HEADLINES]

[TALENT=Melanie]

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[VO-NAT]


High drama in Kansas as a toddler is rescued after falling down a well.
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[ANCHOR=Melanie]


And the first couple is tackling some pivotal issues today, gun control and Kosovo.
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[TALENT=Patrick]
[SS=None]



[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[SS=None]


News 7 at noon is next.

[Fatal-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-7]
[GRAPHIC=fatal fire]


Two people died in a Roanoke fire this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]


Roanoke Police are not releasing their names until the family identifies them.
The fire started around 8:30 a-m on the 1400 block of Kefauver Road Southeast.
An off-duty firefighter saw smoke coming from the house and called the fire department.
A man and a woman died in a bedroom but fire officials say their bodies were not burned.
They have been sent to the medical examiner for autopsies.
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[Pitts-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=12pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=shooting]


A drive-by shooting in Pittsylvania County has left a Ridgeway woman in critical condition.
Twenty-three year old Jessica Marie Corum was walking near the New Cascade Post Office around 2 this morning, when a car drove by. Someone inside the car fired a gun, hitting her once in the chest.
The woman went into surgery at the Danville Regional Medical Center.
Police say that so far she's been unable to provide any information on the shooting.

[Toddler-well]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
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There are lots of happy people in Wichita, Kansas, today, after a little boy was rescued from a 16-foot deep well only 8 inches wide.
17 month Jessy Kraus is reported in good condition this afternoon following his five hour ordeal.
Jenny McNeill reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]

[11:30-UPDATE WINDOW]
[SUPER=03-Mulvane, KS; :00]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Kurt Pickert/Wesley Medical Center; :16]
[Super=01-Karen Krauss/Jessy's Mother; :27]
[Super=01-Tim Deneen//Witchita Fire Dept.; :59]
[SUPER=01-Jenny McNeill/Reporting; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=cbs NewsWichita.]

((


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(LOCATOR: LAST NIGHT, MULVANE, KS)



(natz of cheering by-standers)


It was a near tragedy that ended in triumph.. With rescue workers, family members and well- wishers cheering.. Jessy Kraus was lifted to safety after five hours at the bottom of a well.
Doctors say he has a few bumps and bruises, but is not seriously hurt.
Sot: DR. KURT PICKERT, WESLEY MEDICAL CENTER
Jessy's parents were overcome with gratitude for their son's rescuers.

SOT, KAREN KRAUS, JESSY'S MOTHER


Jessy's ordeal began when he fell 16 feet into a narrow backyard well that was under construction. Rescue workers, unable to reach him from above... dug another hole alongside the narrow well. While about fifty emergency workers took turns digging, a video camera was lowered to monitor the condition of the child.
The drama, broadcast live nationwide, ended when a witchita firefighter reached jessy in the well.

Sot: Tim Deneen/Wichita Fire Dept.))[Kosovo]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Serbia Under Attack]


NATO has reported its heaviest bombing of the seven-week air war against Yugoslavia -- but it hasn't been able to confirm a Serb report of dozens of civilian deaths.
One news is reporting that 100 people were killed and that the victims were in a column of 500 ethnic Albanian refugees heading toward the Albanian border.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Brazda, Macedonia;]


The first lady arrived in Macedonia today and is visiting refugee camps housing ethnic Albanians.
She received a rousing welcome from the refugees who cheered and chanted U-S-A.
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[SOT]

[7;12:57]
[IN Q=]

(( I came here to bring a message of hope to the refugees, a message of thanks to Macedonians... and to reiterate the resolve of the U-S and the NATO allies to do everything to bring back these people to their homes in safety." ))
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[OUT Q=TO THEIR HOMES IN SAFETY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Nearly one-third of the estimated 780-thousand ethnic Albanian refugees who have fled from Kosovo are in Macedonia.
Meantime another 470 refugees arrived at Fort Dix this morning, another 400 arrive tomorrow.
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[Clinton-guns]


[ANCHOR=mel]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Gun Control]
The President is also away from Washington,--- but before taking off on his trip to the west this morning Mr. Cli

nton sent a message to the Senate concerning gun control.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Capitol Hill/Wednesday;]

[4:03:35]
On Wednesday, the Senate rejected a Democratic plan to crackdown on private sales at gun shows.
But after a strong public backlash and public rebukes from Clinton and Attorney General Janet Reno, lawmakers have agreed to reconsider.
Today the Senate will take up a revised Republican proposal on the issue that would essentially undo Wednesday's vote.
However, many Democrats say the bill is not all it appears to be.
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[SOT]

(( It won't stop criminals from buying guns at gun shows at the same time it wil open up a new pawn shop loophole that lets convicted felons get guns at a local pawn shop. That's actually worse than current law. I simply can't believe the Senate will make the same mistake twice." ))
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[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=THE SAME MISTAKE TWICE.]
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[VO-NAT]


Mr. Clinton did praise the Senate for taking steps yesterday to ban the import of high capacity ammunition clips and to prohibit juvenile possession of those clips and semi automatic weapons.
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[Power-Outages]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jha]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=AEP]


A-E-P says all the lights are back on now in Franklin County.
A lightning strike left thousands of people without power overnight.
Full service was restored there at about 7:30 this morning.
AEP also says power has been restored to residents in the Lynchburg area.



[Haden]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=net]
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A man who was the oldest surviving veteran of the famed 82nd Airborne Division has died at a Salem nursing home.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/August, 1996]


Haden Via [VYE-uh] lived to be a hundred and two.
He served in both World Wars, teaching marksmanship as a doughboy.
Via lost his sight in 1941.
He once said that the key to being a centenarian was to live for the Lord, and the Lord would take care of you.
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[Bus-crash]


[ANCHOR=MELANIE]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mel]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=accident investigation]


Officials with the National Tranpsortation Safety board say the driver in Sunday's deadly bus accident in New Orleans, tested positive for marijuana.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA/May 9;]


Investigators say Frank Bedell's test results show he had marijuana in his blood after Sunday's crash in New Orleans that killed 22 people.
Authorities add Bedell was also fired from bus companies in the 90's and 80's after testing positive for marijuana.
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[4:21:52-4:22:08]
[IN=IN MARCH OF 1993]
[RUNS=:10]
[SUPER=01-Ken Suybam/NTSB Investigator]
[OUT=BY THIS COMPANY.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigator's say it's sill not clear how long before the crash Bedell might have smoked marijuana, or whether the drug contributed to the accident.

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[Missing-Man]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=99-19 8:58]
[GRAPHIC=None]


There is still no sign of a Bedford County man who has been missing for four days now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford]


31- year- old Jonathan David Fink is white, about 6-foot-1, 160 pounds, with black hair, hazel eyes, wearing glasses.
He may be wearing a green shirt, tan pants and carrying a cooler.
Fink was last seen leaving his home Monday.
Police say he suffers from a blood sugar condition that can cause confusion, if he doesn't maintain his diet.
Anyone with information should call Bedford Police.
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[E-Raleigh-Court]


[ANCHOR=melanie]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=sta]
[TAPE#=99-]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Renters appear to be on the increase in one Roanoke neighborhood, and homeowners are raising concerns about overcrowding.
The second in a series of meetings about the problem in the Greater Raleigh Court community was held last night.
Stacey Martin has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Carol Bottomly has been]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]
[SUPER=01-Carol Bottomly/Greater Raleigh Court Renter; :13]
[SUPER=01-Skip Hollingsworth/Homeowner; :34]
[SUPER=01-Tam Roop/Roanoke City Planner; :58]
[SUPER=@Stacey1; 1:30]
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

((Carol Bottomly has been renting half of this duplex on Laburnum Street for almost 30 years.
She said she's never had a problem with her landlord maintaining and caring for her unit.
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[SOT 15.31.46 - 15.31.55]
[IN Q=This has been]

((CAROL BOTTOMLY/RENTER: THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD AND I'VE HAD NO PROBLEM; NO LANDLORD PROBLEMS. EVERYTHING HAS BEEN FINE.)) [RUNS09]
[OUT Q=everything has been fine.]


But, many area residents believe her case is becoming more the exception-- as the rate of multiple-family housing, according to one study, nears 50 percent.
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[SOT 16.54.08 - 16.54.23]
[IN Q=I see with some]

((SKIP HOLLINGSWORTH/HOMEOWNER: I SEE WITH SOME OF THE INCREASE IN RENTAL PROPERTY IN THE AREA GOING UP AND NOT LANDOWNERS THAT ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE BUILDING, I SEE SOME OF THE ARCHITECTURE KEEP-UP COMING DOWN. I ALSO SOMETIMES FEAR FOR MY CHILDREN.)) [RUNS15]
[OUT Q=for my children.]


This is the second of three meetings bringing together landlords, homeowners and renters to work out a solution that will balance the push for rental units against efforts to prevent overcrowding.
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[SOT 16.41.48 - 16.42.10]
[IN Q=When you have]

((TAM ROOP/ROANOKE CITY PLANNER: WHEN YOU HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT AS A SINGLE-FAMILY AND THAT HAS BEEN AS I MENTIONED IN THE '60S ZONED MULTI-FAMILY WHAT YOU HAVE IS REAL STRESSES IN TERMS OF PARKING AND A GOOD BIT OF ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC FROM THE ADDITIONAL PEOPLE LIVING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT IT WASN'T REALLY ORIGINALLY BUILT FOR.)) [RUNS22]
[OUT Q=originally built for.]


Roop said city officials are following the meetings closely and eventually hope to use the solutions that come out of it in other parts of the city facing the same problems.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The next and last]

((STACEY MARTIN/REPORTING: THE NEXT AND LAST MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 26TH. OFFICIALS HOPE TO COMPLETE THE PROCESS AND COME UP WITH A SOLUTION SHORTLY AFTER THAT. STACEY MARTIN, NEWS 7. ))
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[OUT Q=SM, News 7.]

))

[Science-Fair]


[ANCHOR=Melanie]
[NEWSCAST=noon]
[WRITER=THa]
[TAPE#=99-21 11:21]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Blacksburg high school student is among an elite group after recently winning top honors in the International Science Fair.
Teresa Hamilton has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Nisha]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]
[SUPER=01-Nisha Nagarkatti/Blacksburg High School Jr.; :15]
[SUPER=01-Don Linzey/Blue Ridge Science Fair Dir.; :52]
[SUPER=01-Julie Grady/Blacksburg High School Teacher; 1:17 ]
[SUPER=@Teresa2; 1:45]
[RUNS=1:51]
[OUT Q=NEWS 7, Blacksburg.]

((
Nisha (Nag-er-kah-tee) Nagarkatti may look like your typical high school junior.
But, in many ways, the 17- year old is in a league of her own.
Since the seventh grade, she's been researching why the human body can't fight cancer.
[sot]
[in q= My parents ]

((NISHA NAGARKATTI/BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR: MY PARENTS HAVE BEEN SUPPORTIVE IN ALL ASPECTS OF MY LIFE, THEY GAVE ME LOTS OF GUIDANCE IN TERMS OF MY RESEARCH PROJECT, BOTH OF THEM ARE SCIENTISTS, THEY WORK AT TECH AND SO WHEN THEY USED TO COME HOME WHEN I WAS YOUNG THEY USED TO TALK ABOUT RESEARCH THEREFORE I GOT INTERESTED AT A YOUNG AGE.))
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[OUT Q= at a young age.]


Nisha's interest in cancer research recently paid off when she displayed her findings and took home top honors at the International Science Fair-- a competition that pitted Nisha against 12-hundred students from 47- countries.
And, while the 17- year old never thought she'd be deemed one of the world's top high school scientists, others weren't surprised.
[sot 16:55:17]
[in q=She is ]

((DON LINZEY/BLUE RIDGE HIGHLANDS REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR DIR.: SHE IS INDUSTRIOUS AND YOU KNOW SHE DOESN'T GIVE UP, SO SHE HAS BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROJECT FOR THREE YEARS, TOOK HER TO THE INTERNATIONAL FAIR LAST YEAR AND SHE DIDN'T WIN ANYTHING LAST YEAR, SO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN REAL EASY TO GIVE UP SO SHE DIDN'T, SHE STUCK WITH IT.))
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[out q= with it.]


Julie Grady is a teacher at Blacksburg High school and is also one of Nisha's biggest supporters.
[ sot 17:14:21]
[in q=She's extremely]

((JULIE GRADY/BLACKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER: SHE'S EXTREMELY PLEASANT TO WORK WITH AND I THINK HER PEERS ENJOY HER VERY MUCH ALSO, BUT WHAT'S VERY NICE ABOUT WORKING WITH SOMEONE LIKE NISHA IS THAT IT REMINDS TEACHER THAT WE DON'T SEE THE INTELLECTUAL CAPABILITY OF OUR STUDENTS UNTIL WE SEE THEM DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS AND BE SUCCESSFUL AND SO IT'S A REMINDER TO US TO KEEP PUSHING THEM AND CHALLENGING THEM.))
[RUNS= 20]
[OUT Q= challenging them.]


It's a challenge that has truly paid off.
By winning the competition, Nisha took home 137- thousand dollars in scholarships and cash.
She also won an invitation to attend the Nobel Prize ceremony, later this year. Teresa Hamilton, NEWS 7, Blacksburg.))

[Baby-Giraffe]


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


A Missouri zoo is up to its neck with newborns.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Springfield, MO;]

[7:04;28]
This a brand new baby giraffe, is the second offspring for Gidget.
This is the first of two expected arrivals at the zoo.
And giraffe is in waiting, due to deliver any day now.
By the way, new giraffes stand about six feet tall at birth.
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[S-Burton]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-40]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]


The Busch Grand National cars qualified last night in Richmond for tonight's Hardee's 250.
Jason Keller won the pole. Here's a look at the top 25.
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[GO TO CHYRON MOTION]
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[wipe to chyron] [WIPE TO MOTION]
[SUPER=#556]
[SUPER=X5013]
[SUPER=107-1. Jason Keller/124.907/2. Mark Martin//3. Kevin Lepage//4. Dale Earnhardt Jr.//5. Jeff Green;]
[SUPER=X5009]
[SUPER=107-6. Dick Trickle//7. Bobby Hillin Jr.//8. Ernie Irvan//9. Jeff Purvis//10. Mike Dillon;]
[SUPER=X5009]
[SUPER=107-11. Randy LaJoie//12. Jeff Burton//13. Kenny Wallace//14. Elliott Sadler//15. Tony Raines;]
[SUPER=X5009]
[SUPER=107-16. Ken Schrader//17. Jeff Fuller//18. Matt Kenseth//19. Casey Atwood//20. Mike McLaughlin;]
[SUPER=X5009]
[SUPER=107-21. Hermie Sadler//22. Shane Hall//23. Glen Allen Jr.//24. Tony Roper//25. Steve Grissom;]
[RUNS=:25]

[OC...Grissom."]
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[VO-NAT]


One of the guys to watch all weekend long is Winston Cup points leader Jeff Burton. He qualified 12th last night and he won this Busch event at Richmond last year.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="You know...]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Burton/Qualified 12th for Hardee's 250; :00]
[RUNS=:28]
[OUT Q=...RACE AT RICHMOND."]
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[S-Jarrett]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=RICHMOND]


More from the racetrack--
The Cup cars will qualify at Richmond tonight for tomorrow night's Pontiac Excitement 400.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last June; :00]


Dale Jarrett would like to see a little less NASCAR flag excitement this week.
Last year he had the race won when NASCAR dropped the red flag instead of the caution with 15 laps to go to clean up the track.
Terry Labonte took advantage of the situation to beat Jarrett in a most bizarre finish.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Seems that this week...]
[SUPER=01-Dale Jarrett/Finished Second Last Year; :00]
[RUNS=:30]
[OUT Q=...in that position."]
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[S-Express]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-33]
[GRAPHIC=Express]


A Radford University marketing graduate has been named the new general manager of the Roanoke Express.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/May 1, 1997; :00]


Tommy Benizio, who was the team's marketing director during the 96-97 season will take over the GM duties on a permanant basis after being named to the post by team president Dick Yancey.
Benizio was responsible for coming up with the logo and color changes for the team in 1997.
He'll be formally introduced at a news conference next Thursday.
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[S-Boucek]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-32]
[GRAPHIC=WNBA]


The Washington Mystics of the WNBA have picked up one of the all-time great women's players from UVa.
[GRAPHIC=BOUCEK]


Jenny Boucek, who was a four year starter for Debbie Ryan's Cavaliers has been named an assistant coach for the Mystics.
The Nashville native averaged 23 points a game while playing in Iceland last season.

Before that she played in the WNBA for the Cleveland Rockers.[S-Extra]


[ANCHOR=Patrick]
[NEWSCAST=Noon]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=extra]
[GRAPHIC=none]


And another local team has high hopes for this weekend--
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington/Yesterday; :00]


The Washington & Lee men's lacrosse team is ranked second in the nation and opens the NC-double-A tournament this Saturday at home against Denison College.
W&L comes in with a 13-and-1 record.
Last year the Generals beat Denison 16-to-13 in the opening round.
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W-D-B-J's own sports intern, Zeb Mellett, is one of W-and-L's captains.