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Next on News 7 -
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To hang the murals or not to hang the murals. The controversy heats up in Richmond.
It may be tougher to get admitted to Virginia Tech. We'll tell you why.
Plus wait til you hear one vocal parrot.
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And some relief is on the way from the heat.
News 7 is next.
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[Va-Tech]


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Over the last three years the number of applicants to Virginia Tech has soared--causing the university to up its standards for admission.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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[SUPER=01-Karen Torgersen/Undergraduate Adm. Dir.;:23]
[SUPER=01-Vera Morgan/Incoming Freshman;:55]
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((As the new freshmen at Virginia Tech start their orientation for the upcoming school year-- the undergraduate admissions office is flooded with more and more applications each school year.
The increase in applicants has led the university to up its standards-- excluding many students who previously would have been accepted.

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((KAREN TORGERSEN/DIR. UNDERGRADUATE ADM.: THIS GROUP OF STUDENTS WOULD HAVE BEEN ONES WE OFFERED TO IN THE PAST BUT BECAUSE OF THE INCREASED COMPETETIVNESS IN OUR ENROLLMENT POOL WE JUST DON'T HAVE THE SPACE FOR THEM.))
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The crunch for space has led the admissions department to ask potential students to attend a different school for a semester and start up at Tech in the Spring.

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((KAREN TORGERSEN/UNDERGRADUATE ADM. DIR: DURING THE SPRING SEMESTER WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO HAVE GRADUATED AND ARE OUT ON COOP SO WE HAVE SPACE.))
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Vera Morgan, an incoming freshman, is happy the school is being so selective with the new class.

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((VERA MORGAN/INCOMING FRESHMAN: IT'S GOOD TO BE IN A COLLEGE WHERE YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO GET A GOOD EDUCATION AND A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO COME WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.))
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Some students at Virinigia Tech say they've seen a difference in the student body over the past few years.

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((HIDESHI ISHIKWA/VA TECH JUNIOR: IT'S DEFINITELY GETTING MORE COMPETITIVE HERE BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY STUDENTS THEY HAVE TO BE MORE SELECTIVE.))
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The admissions department doesn't want to discourage people from applying but wants to remind applicants that it's not where you start school, but where you get your degree. Kate Weidaw News 7 Blacksburg.))

[Lee-Mural]


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Richmond's City Council is in the thick of it.
A public hearing on whether a mural of Robert E. Lee should go up on Richmond's flood wall is almost in its fifth hour.
[Double Boxes=ANCHOR/Microwave]


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom with details.
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... almost five hours of emotional comments.
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((AYANA NISAKAYE/LEE MURAL OPPONENT: WE SHOULDN'T... NOT TO DO.))
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((IF IT IS MADE... IN FORCE AGAIN.))
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((RON DOGGETT/LEE MURAL SUPPORTER: I'VE BEEN DISPLEASED...INTOLERANCE.))
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((LEE CHURCH/LEE MURAL SUPPORTER: I FEEL MORE AND MORE UNWELCOME...THREAT.))
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[Heat-Nat'l]


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Scorching heat is taking its toll -
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It's sizzling the eastern third of the nation- and is now blamed for at least 23 deaths- eleven of those were in Illinois.
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Heat advisories have been posted from Kansas eastward through the Ohio Valley and over parts of the Southeast.
Temperatures throughout the region have hit in the 90s with the heat index in the triple digits.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Jean tosses to Robin in the Chromakey

[Power-Conservation]


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Even though the worst of the heat wave is over for now - American Electric Power says you should keep using energy "wisely."
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Earlier the power company turned off the lights at its Roanoke headquarters and asked consumers to do the same.
AEP says high temperatures across its entire seven-state region would strain the system.
But the company says so many people responded ... using less electricity ... that now the emergency is over.
Still ... AEP says higher temperatures could come back... and it's a good idea to keep conserving.
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[Gray]


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The Franklin County man who was found responsbile for a deadly accident last January will not spend any time in jail.
In fact, he is now his company's safety and training coordinator.
Tina Tenret has the latest.
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(( Michael Gray was driving a rollback wrecker on Route 220 when he looked down at his clipboard, smashed into a car and pushed it under a school bus.
Eight year old Emily Sturgill and her grandmother Jeri Gillespie were killed.
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((IF THERE WERE EVER ANY WAY FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND I WOULD NEVER HAVE HURT ANYONE FOR ANY REASON YOU MIGHT FIND IT IN YOUR HEART TO FORGIVE ME.))
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A judge sentenced Gray to 200 hours community service and a thousand dollar fine but suspended a year's jail time.

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((TINA TENRET/NEWS7: THE VICTIMS' FAMILIES HAVE FILED A WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT AGAINST BOTH GRAY AND HIS COMPANY BUT, THROUGH THEIR LAWYERS, THEY ASKED NOT TO BE CONTACTED. TOMORROW EMILY WOULD HAVE TURNED NINE. TINA TENRET NEWS7 ))
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[Truck-Accident]


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Two tractor trailers were involved in an accident that sent one man to the hospital and blocked traffic on route 460 this afternoon.
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One truck driver was stopped in the westbound lanes of 460 waiting for a traffic light to change, when a second tractor- trailer hit his rig from behind.
The second truck then travelled across the median and hit a bank on the other side of the highway.
The accident blocked the eastbound lanes.
The driver of the second truck was taken to the hospital, but we don't know the extent of his injuries.
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[Highway-Landing]


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Morning rush hour traffic brought a surprise to Northern Virginia motorists today when a pilot was forced to land his small plane on Route 23 in Burke.
The plane developed mechanical problems right after taking off and was forced to make an emergency landing.
William Scott managed to avoid hitting power lines and cars on the road. No one was injured.
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[Jimmy-Gilmore]


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He didn't live to see it.
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[99-11 1:04:16]
But Jimmy Gilmore's 5-year-old daughter was on hand tonight to receive a commemorative print designating her father a hero.
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Jimmy Gilmore died in May - after saving the life of a woman he barely knew.
Gilmore jumped into the New River when he saw Jennie Preston struggling in the water.
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Last month Montgomery County's Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution honoring Gilmore as a hero.
Supervisors say they wanted to give something to his daughter - Jayme (Jamie) - to remember her father's heroic actions.





[Drowning]


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A guest at a Roanoke motel drowned while swimming by himself last night.
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Police say 24-year old Lian D. Lin was discovered in the pool at the Quality Inn near the Civic Center on Orange Avenue.
He was unconscious, and died later at a local hospital.
Investigators are calling it an accident.
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[Pool-Accident]


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A 9-year old boy is doing better tonight, after almost drowing in the Lynchburg General Hospital Pool Friday.


Justin Moon's condition was upgraded from critical to serious at the U.V.A. Medical Center.
Lynchburg Hospital officials say the boy was swimming without adult supervision, which is against hospital policy.

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There's no relief from the heat for moonshine makers - the latest on a continuing government crackdown coming up.
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Plus one man is suspected of turning one of America's most beautiful national parks into a killing ground.
Tonight - federal agents are left answering tough questions.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((Hey folks this is Mike Stevens back in the News 7 sports office with the openingof the Redskins camp, the Panthers arrive in Spartanburg, Phillips officially becomes a 49er. We'll talk with Chris Slade and Elton puts his Brand on the Bulls. Coming up on the Big 7.))
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[Yosemite]


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[super already on tape]
A motel handyman is under arrest- suspected in four murders in Yosemite National Park.
John Blackstone has the story.
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(( With one arrest FBI agents said they d solved four murders near Yosemite National Park. They identified 37 year old Cary Stayner as the prime suspect. When Stayner appeared for arraignment today, court documents revealed he d already confessed to one vicious killing: that of 26 year old Joie Armstrong who was beheaded and found just inside Yosemite last week.
It should have been a triumph for investigators. But instead they were left wondering whether their mistakes cost Joie Armstrong her life.
JAMES MADDOCK, FBI I VE ASKED MYSELF WHETHER WE COULD HAVE DONE ANYTHING DIFFERENTLY THAT MIGHT HAVE PREVENTED THE MURDER OF JOIE ARMSTRONG, I VE STRUGGLED WITH THAT ISSUE FOR THE LAST 24 HOURS AND CONTINUE TO DO SO.
In February Yosemite visitors were shaken by the abduction and murder of three tourists: Carol Sund, her daughter Julie and a family friend Silvina Peloso. But investigators soon announced that suspects were already in custody on other charges.
639 RICK SMITH, RETIRED FBI AGENT THERE S A PR MOTIVE TO THAT I THINK THEY RE TRYING TO AH TO ALLAY ANY CONCERNS THAT THE CITIZENS HAVE THAT THERE S OTHER PEOPLE OUT THERE COMMITTING THESE MURDERS.
But those assurances turned out to be tragically wrong. Joie Armstrong lived just 4 miles from the motel where Stayner lived and worked...the same motel where the three tourists were last seen alive. The reason for the FBI soul searching says retired agent Rick Smith is likely to be in evidence not yet revealed.
753 RICK SMITH, RETIRED FBI AGENT IT WILL INDICATE THAT AN ARREST COULD NOT HAVE TAKEN PLACE UNTIL IT DID--UNFORTUNATELY. ...and only after Joie Armstrong fell victim to the killer investigators missed. Jb cbs news sf))


[Humphries]


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The murder trial of a retired Covington businessman will continue tomorrow in Putnam County, West Virginia.
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Carrol Eugene Humphries is accused of hiring two hit men to kill Billy Ray Abshire in 1976.
Humphries later married Abshire's wife, Kitty, who is also charged in the murder.
The case was moved out of Greenbrier County because of pre-trial publicity.
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[Moonshine-Forfeiture]


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Moonshine makers continue to feel the heat - from a government crackdown.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co./February 27, 1998]


The feds filed papers in court today to seize the home of Jason Stanley... where police found a four-pot still and 600 gallons of untaxed liquor.
It's also where Stanley shot and killed his brother, Scott, last year. JASON Stanley is serving time for manslaughter.
The government notes Stanley paid 77-thousand dollars for the property in 1995. He got a bank loan without listing a job or any source of income. In less than two years, he had paid off the loan, in cash.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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The government's also going after Ralph Hale's much more elaborate holdings... including half a dozen parcels of land, several of which are 100 acres or more- -plus mutual funds, C-D's and numerous vehicles.
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[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Still ahead - local communities learn just what it means to have a nearby river designated an "American Heritage River".
Plus, a feathered crooner to remember.
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We'll tell you why some English cattle farmers are turning to new - and noisier - livestock.
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[lotto]
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NIGHT DRAWING=

Pick 3:
2-1-2

(two, one, two)


Pick 4:
1-8-3-2

(one, eight, three, two)


Cash 5:
3-8-10-18-24

(three, eight, ten, eighteen, twenty-four)



[New-River]


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Folks in the New River Valley are learning what it means to have one of just 14 designated American Heritage Rivers.
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It's been a year since the nation's oldest river received this distinction.
"Heritage Rivers" get top priority when it comes to government resources for development and preservation.
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Congressman Rick Boucher held a conference for nearly 200 community leaders today to let them know how to utilize these resources.
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((AND SO OUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT WILL BE ENHANCED, THE PRESERVATION OF OUR RESOURCES WILL BE ADVANCED, AND OUR TOURISM ECONOMY WILL BE EXPANDED.))
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Over 300 programs have been developed with localities as a result of the Heritage Rivers Initiative.
The designation carries no restrictions or regulations for private landowners, and program participation is voluntary.
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[Video]


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So long dairy farming- Hello Parrot Farming.
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That's what one British couple said... Now their lot includes big parrots, and little ones, even singing parrots.
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((SING PARROT))
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Chris and Rebecca Taylor decided to get out of the cattle business after mad cow disease.
Their new venture into parrot breeding- has been a success.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington, DC/Last Month's Draft;:00]


Some NBA news for you - the top draft pick from this year, Elton Brand, has come to terms with the Chicago Bulls.
He signs a three year deal worth about $10 million bucks.
He will report to the Bulls' summer league team in Utah today.
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((BYE BYE))


[S-Niners]


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Last week the San Francisco 49ers inked Charles Haley and got Jim Drucekenmiller back in the fold.
Tonight they topped both of those happenings by signing troubled runing back Lawrecne Phillips to a two year $2 point 5 million dollar deal.
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[S-NFL]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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[GRAPHIC=REDSKINS CAMP]


The Washington Redskins began the post Cooke Family era yesterday as selected veterans and the rookies checked into Frostburg and went through their first workout.
[graphic=panthers]


The Panthers players and coaches began arriving yesterday at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Spartanburg, SC; :00]


First year head Carolina coach George Seifert has the challenge of molding a Panther team that finished last season 4-and-12 into an immediate playoff contender.
He has brought in 30 free agents, whom he hopes bring with them very little baggage.
[SUPER=03-Frostburg, MD;]


The Redskins full compliment of players won't arrive until tomorrow, but many of the veterans are already in camp including Dana Stubblefield, who is much more comnfortable than he was last season.
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[SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :12]
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[S-Slade]


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The Patriots' camp opens later this week for former UVa All-American Chris Slade who is ready to begin his seventh NFL training camp.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville; :00]


He spent a week this summer in Charlottesville at the Cavalier Youth football camp. Slade and the Patriots begin training camp this Friday in Rhode Island. The 1993 Virginia graduate, who still holds the ACC record for career sacks with 35 and a half, was hampered by a bad knee last season.
A bum knee has become latest challenge Slade has had to overcome to succeed in the league.
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((CHRIS SLADE/PATRIOTS OUTSIDE LINEBACKER:))
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[OUT Q=....my stage"]
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[VO-NAT]


Slade signed autographs during the June 21st camp, which ran through the 25th. Staying physically fit year round was one of the many topics he emphasized when he spoke to the campers, advice he lives by.
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(())
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[S-Ref]


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Help wanted: A few good whistle-blowers needed.
The Western Virginia Football Officials Association is looking for more referees.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem;]


Members of the association gathered for their first meeting last night.
The number of officials is down so the deadline for registration into the association has been extended
Pay ranges from 35-dollars a game for middle school and J-V to 55-dollars for Triple-A varsity games.
No experience is needed.
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The Western Virginia Football Officials Association meets again tomorrow for a clinic, contact the association if you're interested in suiting up.

[Sports Tease]


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Still to come tonight it's been a rough day for the Hornets,but an uplifting one
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[VO-NAT]


for the Spurs Sean Elliott, who may have found his match for a kidney transplant.
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[S-NBA]


[ANCHOR=Mike]
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It has been an eventful day for the Charlotte Hornets and their 1999 draft picks.
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[SUPER=04-NCAA; :00]


The Charlotte Hornets second round pick in last month's selection process is facing drug charges this afternoon in Fort Worth, Texas.
Lee Nailon was arrested Saturday night along with two other men at a Comfort Inn where police found between two and four ounces of marijuana and other paraphernalia.
He is free on bond tonight. The Hornets say they are seeking more details about the arrest before making any comment.
[super=03-Fort Mill, SC;]


The Hornets are pleased to talk about coming to terms with their other draft pick, their number one selection Baron Davis today.
He was the third overall pick in the draft after leaving UCLA after his sophmore season.
[super=04-NBA;]


And it looks like doctors have found a tissue match that will enable Sean Elliott to have the kidney transplant he needs.
The disease Elliott suffers from affects both of his kidneys and the surgery could be done later this week. The donor is one of Elliott's brother.
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