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Coming up-
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[VO-NAT]


An explosion fills the sky with flames and black smoke.
We'll hear from locals ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Home video of that high school fight in Illinois.
Plus a mom takes matters into her own hands- after she finds this man with her underage daughter.
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[Talent=Jean]


News 7 is next.
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((I WAS PUZZLED I WAS DEVASTATED WHEN I SAW THE WALL.))
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[VO-NAT]


It's been ten years since the Berlin wall came down in Germany. Today - celebrations halfway across the world hit home for some Roanokers.
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[Berlin-Wall]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[TAPE#=99-53 3:10]
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For almost 30 years the wall divided east and west Germany. But as celebrations today mark a decade without the Berlin Wall - some local folks with ties to Germany take a look back on the changes in their once-divided country.
Kate Weidaw has the story.
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[SUPER=07-Liz Neuhaus;:21]
[SUPER=07-Nan Fariss;:48]
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((When the Berlin wall was built in the 1950's it stood as a symbol between the division of capitalism and Communism in Germany. It kept families and friends cut off from one another. Liz Neuhaus moved to Roanoke in the 1980's and can vividly remember seeing the wall for the first time.

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((LIZ NEUHAUS: IMAGINE A BIG WALL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY AND SUDDENLY EVERYTHING IS DEAD AND THERE IS BARB WIRE ON TOP OF THE WALL AND YOU SEE WATCH TOWERS AND WHEN YOU WALK OVER THE WALL THERE ARE LITTLE STEPS YOU COULD WALK OVER AND SEE SOLDIERS AND DOGS.))
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Nan Fariss moved to Roanoke 42 years ago, and remembers even walking too close to the wall could be dangerous.

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((NAN FARISS: YOU WERE WARNED NOT TO GO ANY FURTHER WHEN WE WERE WALKING THERE AND THOUGHT WE COULD GET UP A LITTLE CLOSE WE WERE TOLD TO STAY BACK.))
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Both sides of Germany celebrated when the wall was knocked down, but at the same time many wondered what life would be like. Ten years later East Germany is struggling with employment problems, something they never had trouble with before.

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((NAN FARISS: IN FACT WEST GERMANS RESENT EAST GERMANS FOR COMING OVER BECAUSE THEY GET BENEFITS THEY ACTUALLY GET MONEY AND APARTMENTS BEFORE THOSE WHO HAVE LIVED THERE.))
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Despite the problems, Nan and Liz say the wall coming down was one of the best things to happen to Germany.
Today shops and restaurants stand where the wall once towered over Germans.
But in some areas - the wall still stands as a reminder of a chapter in history that ended 10 years ago. Kate Weidaw News 7. ))

[81-Accident]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
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An accident on interstate 81 this evening sent 3 people to the hospital.
It happened around five near the Dixie Caverns exit.
18-year old Edward Turlak (TER-lack) says he fell asleep at the wheel of his Nissan Maxima and drifted into a tractor trailer. The car hit the embankment and over turned.
His mother is hospitalized tonight with internal injuries. She's listed in serious condition.
His 13-year-old brother and 10 year old sister were also taken to the hospital. They're in good condition.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]

Crews on the interstate cleared the accident quickly.
I-81 was blocked about 30 minutes during rush-hour traffic.
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[anchor=Jean]
[graphic=Hold]


Turlak has been charged with reckless driving.



[Rubatex]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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There was plenty of tension at Rubatex today ... and you could hear it in the air.
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((NATS: SCAAAAAAAAAAB!!))
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[VO-NAT]


Picketers shouted at temporary workers ... workers who began applying for permanent jobs.
The company was making good on its threat to replace members of the United Steelworkers Local 240 ... who've been on strike for more than two months.
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[SOT 2:46:24]
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((RICHARD WALKER/UNION PRESIDENT: IT'S GOING TO TAKE THEM A LONG TIME TO LEARN TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT WE WERE DOING. I'M NOT SAYING PEOPLE CAN'T DO THEM ... THEY CAN. BUT IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME TO LEARN THESE JOBS. AND RUBATEX IS LOSING A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE..))
[SUPER=01-Richard Walker/USWA Local 240 President]
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[VO-NAT]


The union says it would like to get back to bargaining ...
But it's waiting to hear from the company.
Rubatex says it has made its final offer.
This strike has now stretched into the longest job action in company history.
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[Toss-2-Robin]
Unseasonably warm tonight-
Perhaps one more like today- Let's talk to Robin in the Weather center.


[WX1] [11:00pm] [11/09/1999] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP WAKE UP FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Sullivan]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-51 2:26]
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A woman pleaded guilty today in Pulaski County court- in a scheme to kill her boyfriend.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski/March 8; ]


Peggy Jo Sullivan pled in Pulaski County court today to trying to hire an undercover police officer back in January.
She was sentenced to nine years behind bars.
But this is not Sullivan's only sentence. It was just last month that she sentenced in federal court to five years in prison for possession of an unlawfully-made, unregistered bomb.
Both sentences will be served at the same time.
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[Royal]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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[WRITER=chr]
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Virginia has tied its own modern-day record for executions in a single year.
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[TAKE FULL PAGE]
Tonight cop-killer Thomas Lee Royal, Junior, became the 13th person executed in Virginia this year.
He confessed to shooting a Hampton police officer in 1994.
Royal died by lethal injection shortly after 9.
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[Rat-beating]


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One by one they went before the Commandant at V-M-I, then the Dean and finally the Superintendent.
And by this morning they were gone... All five of the freshman rats who beat up one of their own Friday have been dismissed.
The decision by a committee of upper-class cadets concludes the incident.
Five men entered the barracks room of Theodore Frances at four in the morning.
They bound him in his bedroll and beat him about the head and shoulders, an act Major General Josiah Bunting today called "reprehensible."

[Home-Video]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
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Home video is released of that fight at a high school football game in Illinois.
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[vo-nat]
[Super=03-Decatur, IL/September;]


It happened in Decatur, Illinois- and ended with seven students kicked out of school for two years.
Now the Reverend Jesse Jackson is fighting to get the students back in class.
Also tonight word that an attorney for the students is filing suit- claiming the students did not know about the schools zero tolerance policy before the fight.
Reverend Jesse Jackson was at the school today- claiming the student's punishment is unfair- Drew Levinson has more.

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[School-Explulsion]


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(( Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow/Push Coalition "No guns, no knives, no drugs. The teens were expelled for 2 years for taking part in a brawl during a September football game. Though the board cut the penalty in half and is allowing the students to pursue an education outside the school, Jackson contends it is still too harsh. Kenneth Arndt, Schools Superintendent, "The students would like to receive an education and they have that opportunity to receive that education today. But now the demands and requests are getting larger and larger." On two new legal fronts, four of the seven have been charged with mob action and one of the four with aggravated assault and resisting arrest. And Jackson went to federal court alleging the teenagers' civil rights were violated. Drew Levinson, CBS News, Decatur, Illinois.))


[Video]


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A spectacular blaze filled the sky in Southern California.
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[VO-NAT]
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[Super=X5045 (starts FX)]
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This was the scene in Wilmington, California- when the Tosco refinery caught fire.
It began with a blast and then the refinery lit up in a sea of flames and smoke-
The refinery is near the Port of Los Angeles. No one was hurt- no word on what caused the blast.
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[Stuart-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=mjo]
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[GRAPHIC=IP Deadly Fire]


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the cause of Sunday's fatal fire in Stuart.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Patrick Co./Yesterday;]


Today, firefighters handed the job of monitoring a few smoldering woodpiles over to International Paper and the plant's 114 employees.
The fire killed two contractors who were dismantling a wooden silo.
Yesterday, emergency personnel said the contractors MAY have sparked the fire by using a cutting torch.
OSHA says ITS investigation could take several months.
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[Internet-Taxes]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=99-50 16:36]
[GRAPHIC=Internet]


Governor Gilmore could give a big boost to electronic commerce.
He says he wants to abolish all sales taxes on purchases made over the internet.
Gilmore is chairman of an advisory panel that's going to recommend Internet tax policies to Congress in April.
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[VO-NAT]

[from 99-20 TC39:28]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/June 21]


Traditional retailers say giving internet shoppers a tax break will ultimately hurt Main Street merchants.
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[Tease1]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


Congressman Virgil Goode has played the political game for years.
Now, Republicans are giving him a lesson in hardball.
We'll have the story.
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[VO-NAT]


And the man who's giving George W- Bush a run for his money made a stop in Central Virginia today.
Details coming up.
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[Sports-Preview]


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((HELLO EVERYONE. THIS IS DENISE ALLEN IN THE NEWS 7 SPORTS DEPARTMENT. COMING UP HOOP HIGHLIGHTS FROM GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT ACTION AND EXHIBITION ACTION FROM THE HOKIES. A LOOK BACK AT SHAYNE GRAHAM'S KICKING CAREER. AND DALE AND NED JARRETT ARE READY TO WRITE THEIR NAMES IN THE RECORD BOOKS.))

[Goode]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Republicans have wanted Democratic Congressman Virgil Goode on their side for years-- while Goode has remained coy.
Last week's election results could significantly diminish his options though.
Some Republicans say it's now or never for Goode.
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[SOT 14:03:35]
[IN Q=They're now]

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: THEY'RE NOW TIRED OF WORKING ON THE TRANSFER. THEY HOLD MOST OF THE CARDS. AND IT IS NOW OR NEVER AS FAR AS THEY'RE CONCERNED.))
[SOT 22:21:32 ]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: OH I THINK THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF DISCUSSIONS ABOUT IT. A LOT OF TALKING ABOUT IT. BUT THAT'S BEEN TRUE FOR YEARS. I SPOKE TO VIRGIL ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO MYSELF . I STILL REMEMBER DOING IT AS A MATTER OF FACT.))
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[VO-NAT]


If Goode doesn't switch parties, Republicans could easily carve out his home in Franklin County in the 2001 redistricting.
That would put Goode into fellow Democrat Rick Boucher's Ninth District-- setting up a fight on Boucher's home turf that could unseat Goode.
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[McCain]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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Republican presidential hopeful John McCain says he's encouraged by the recent gains he's made in the polls against Texas governor George W. Bush.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampden-Sydney]


McCain brought his campaign to Virginia today, including a stop at Hampden- Sydney College near Farmville.
The Arizona senator took questions on the economy, foreign policy and America's military preparedness.
As for the polls, McCain says he'll continue to make gains as people learn more about him.
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((SEN. JOHN MCCAIN/R- PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: I THINK PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO EXAMINE THE CANDIDATES AND THEY HAVEN'T YET, AND THEY'VE GOT A LONG TIME BEFORE THEY WILL BUT THEY'RE BEGINNING TO EXAMINE THE CANDIDATES AND OUR QUALIFICATIONS, AND I THINK WE'RE VERY ENCOURAGED BY THE PROGRESS THAT I'VE MADE, RECOGNIZING THAT WE'VE GOT A LONG, LONG, LONG WAY TO GO.))
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[VO-NAT]


Hampden- Sydney officials say McCain is a direct descendant of one of the college's founders, Dr. Samuel Leake.
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[Minimum-Wage ]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
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If you make the minimum wage, Senators want to give you a raise- of a dollar an hour over the next three years.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Washington DC;]


Senators voted to raise the minimum wage to six dollars and fifteen cents.
But lawmakers are tying the raise to 18-billion dollars in tax relief for businesses.
Because of that, President Clinton says he'll veto it.
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[Egypt-Air]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jja]
[TAPE#=net-A]
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Crash investigators have pulled one of the Black Boxes from Egypt Air Flight 990.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport, RI]


The Flight Data Recorder was fished from the ocean today and taken to Washington D-C for analysis.
Despite damage done to its protective outer casing the recording itself seemed intact.
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((JAMES HALL/NAT'L TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BD: ALL OF THE DETAILED INFORMATION ONCE WE HAVE IT IN OUR POSSESSION ALL OF THAT INFORMATION WE WILL BE ABLE TO DEVELOP AND THAT WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU.))
[SUPER=01-James Hall/Nat'l Transportation Safety Bd.;]
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[OUT Q=and that will provided to you.]
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[VO-NAT]


Investigators will examine everything from the plane's pitch, roll and airspeed to the timing of when the electrical power was cut.
Still missing though is the plane's cockpit voice recorder-
Two underwater robots are digging the ocean floor to try and find it.
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[Tease2]
[ANCHOR=Jean]
[writer=chr]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[SS=None]


There are nearly 180-thousand people who have unclaimed money in Virginia.
Are you one of them?
We'll tell you how to find out.
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[VO-NAT]


Plus - an angry mom leaves her mark on a man who police say is taking advantage of underage girls.
The story straight ahead.
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[lotto]
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[Angry-Mom]


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He's a D-J known as Tim Danger on a Florida radio station.
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[VO-NAT]

[13:41:15]
[SUPER=03-Fort Myers, FL]

and apparently one mother thought he was just that when she found out he was with her 14 year old daughter.
The mother reportedly kicked down his door and found 20-year-old Timothy Allen with her daughter- so the mom socked him one.
Allen had quite a shiner to show for it when he appeared in court today.
Police say this isn't the first time Allen's been in trouble for having sex with underage girls.
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[Scam-Week]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-43 46:47]
[GRAPHIC=Scam]

Cashing a three dollar check could cost you twelve dollars every month.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

It's a scam -- You cash a check you get in the mail, unaware your signature just bought you internet service for twelve dollars a month. The Better Business Bureau calls this Protect Your Business Week -- Carol Day gets calls all the time from people asking for serial numbers on her office equipment.
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[SOT 14:46:23]
[IN Q=Normally]

((AND IF YOU'RE FOOLISH ENOUGH TO GIVE THEM THAT, I UNDERSTAND FROM SEVERAL COMPANIES THEY WILL SHIP SUPPLIES TO YOU AND BILL YOU. NORMALLY THE SUPPLIES ARE NOT WHAT YOU NEED FOR THAT PARTICULAR BRAND OF COPIES AND CAN DAMAGE YOUR COPIER.))
[SUPER=01-Carol Day/Job Recruiter;]
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[VO-NAT]

Better Business Bureau officials say this may be misleading but it's not illegal. They say if you send them examples of scams at least they can warn people not to fall for them.
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[Missing-Money]


[ANCHOR=Jean]
[NEWSCAST=11]
[WRITER=jma]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new website is helping Virginians cash in on 25 million dollars a year in unclaimed money.
MissingMoney-dot-com allows access to the Virginia database of unclaimed property.
Entries in the database range from unclaimed inheritance to forgotten utility deposits.
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[TAKE MISSING MONEY FS]
If you want to find out if you're among 180-thousand people who have money coming to them from Virginia - you can check out the website at MissingMoney-dot-com.
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[Radford-Donation]


[ANCHOR=jean]
[NEWSCAST=11pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-40 1:30:34]
[GRAPHIC=Radford University]


Sally Cook McGlothlin graduated from Radford College in 1936 with a degree in teaching.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Radford;]


Today-- the university named its new International Education building in her honor.
It's no wonder the building is named after a McGlothlin- The family foundation is donating one and a half million dollars dollars to the school.
School officials say the money will be used to boost the school's international education programs.
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Coming up, highlights from Tech BASKETBALL, high school hoops and a father son accomplishment could be just one race away.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=76-MLB;]


But first our Extra Point.
Kansas City's Carlos Beltran is the A-L rookie of the year. The switch-hitting outfielder was two votes shy of being a unanimous pick for the award.
Now here are the boards.
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[S-High]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[GRAPHIC=Girls Basketball]


The Blue Ridge District Basketball Tournament opened play last night. Second place Blacksburg played host to Rockbridge County.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Rockbridge Co. vs Blacksburg;]


Only four district teams are left standing after last night's play.
The Lady Indians', Becka Mills dishes to Jill Fox who scores two of her eight points on the night.
The Lady Wildcats answer Breanne Tolley gets the steal at half court and goes the distance for the bucket and the foul.
[super=33-Rockbridge Co./36/Blacksburg/61;]


But Blacksburg would advance, Ashley Young to Shamika Thrope on the two on one fast break. The Lady Indians head to the Blue Ridge District semi-finals with the 61-36 win.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
[NEWSCAST=11p]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=SP-52 tc 30:36]
[GRAPHIC=VT BASKETBALL]


Virginia Tech men's basketball team played their final exhibition game last night against the Lithuanian National Team.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Va Tech vs Lithuania;]


Tech's first year head coach Ricky Stokes was revved up to showcase his team in front of the Cassell Coliseum fans.

And the Hokies would not disappoint, watch sophomore Dennis Mims go hard to the hoop and slam home the basket for two of his game high 10 points in the first half.
Tech also showed range from the perimeter, Germain Kimbro knocks down the three pointer from the right side to make it 18-to-nine with under 12 minutes left in the first half.
How a bout some razzle dazzle, as Roland Roberts goes behind the back to Rodrigo Viegas for two.
[super=33-Lithuania/64/Va Tech/77;]


The Lithuanian team tried to creep back into the game with some three pointers but it was not enough as the Hokies win it 77-to-64.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

The Hokies were one man short last night as Clinton McPherson has left the basketball team.
Coach Ricky Stokes announced yesterday that the 6-9 redshirt sophomore from Miami, Florida, has decided to transfer to another school.
McPherson missed the entire 1998-99 season with a torn ACL in his right knee.
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((BYE BYE))



[S-Radford]


[ANCHOR=Denise]
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[WRITER=dal]
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Court Authority comes to the Dedmon Center tonight for an exhibition game with Radford University.
It should be a good early season test for the Highlanders.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=this should be]

(())
[SUPER=01-Ron Bradley/Radford Head Coach; :00]
[super=01-Peanut Arrington/Radford Freshman Guard; :17]
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[OUT Q=our best]
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[vo-nat]
[super=03-Radford/Yesterday;]


Arrington, the former all state performer from Liberty High School, is making a big impression with his teammates.


He transferred in at mid-year from Fort Union last year and he is expected to play a number of positions.
Another familiar face on the team is true freshman Jess Seamon, who last year was lighting up the Roanoke Valley District at Cave Spring.
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[anchor=Denise]
[ss=UVA Hoops]


UVA plays its second and final exhibition game tonight against the Nantucket Nectars Naturals. Tipoff is at 7:30 at U-Hall.


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Still to come, a look back in the sports archives at Shayne Graham's career and
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Dale Jarrett is ready to join his dad in the list of Winston Cup champions.
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Shayne Graham and Michael Vick won Big East player of the week honors today. Mike Stevens didn't win anything, but he has more on the duo from Blacksburg.
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[wipe to pinnacle 7501] And this weekend your Hometown Station is the home for more college and pro action as Alabama hosts unbeaten Mississippi State at 3:30 on Saturday.
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[wipe to pinnacle 7503] And the AFC showdown on Sunday pits the Miami Dolphins against the Buffalo Bills.
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((BYE BYE))


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An eighth place or better finish this weekend in Homestead, Florida, will clinched the Winston Cup points title for Dale Jarrett.
If he does, he and his dad Ned will join Lee and Richard Petty as the only father and son combinations to win Winston Cup titles.
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