[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[V/O-NAT]
Burying barrels- full of asphalt and paint will cost Roanoke taxpayers 600-thousand dollars.
We'll detail the criminal charges and terms of a plea agreement on NEWS 7 tonight.
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And we'll see why a day-care center once praised for economic development is now under attack.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
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In sports, Rusty Wallace is in a ski accident, speaking of injuries, The Redskins Stephen Davis is hurting,
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[VO-NAT]


and Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick is making big yards off the field talking to kids today.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


High winds will be the story tonight and tomorrow.
Hold on to your hat as winds gust to 25 miles per hour. Details coming up. [open]
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[SUPER=@Keith1;]
[SUPER=@Steve1;]
[SUPER=@Robin1;]
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[Lewis-Gale]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-41 1:58:39]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Clinic]


Still more questions than answers tonight about the Lewis-Gale exodus.
What we know is: MORE than 14 doctors are on their way out of the clinics ... but they've been ordered not to talk ... not even to their patients.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Newsroom]


Scott Goldberg has more on the fleeing physicians tonight from our newsroom.
[Live=Scott Full/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Scott1;]


Keith ... 14 of the doctors who resigned used to work at satellite clinics.
But it's hard to say which of the 15 satellite offices ARE affected ... because doctors and staff have been instructed not to talk -- not even to their patients.
Some doctors tell us they're worried they'll be sued.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Salem]
[RUNS=:32]
[OUT Q=one in salem]

(( It's not just the 14-satellite clinic doctors who are quitting.
We're told a number of specialists and surgeons ... working at the main clinic in Salem ... have quit as well.
They've been ordered not to say why until lawyers give them permission.
But it's no secret the doctors are not happy with PhyCor -- the Nashville group that operates Lewis-Gale Clinic.
PhyCor runs a number of clinics nationwide ... it's also been sued a number of times ... by doctors who say Phycor steals their profits.
Lately ... PhyCor has severed ties with a number of clinics, after disputes similar to the one in Salem.))
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[Live=Scott Full/Newsroom]


We have been able to confirm that there's a board meeting tonight at Lewis-Gale .. and it's all about the PhyCor situation.
The clinic's spokeswoman says more information will be available to patients tomorrow ... about what's happening to their doctors ... and where they might go now for medical care.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Scott/Newsroom]


Keith.

[Clinics]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-53 33:28]
[GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Clinic]


As Scott indicated, some Lewis-Gale Clinic doctors have chosen to stay at their jobs.
Here is the list we have from those clinics willing to respond to our questions.
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[VO-NAT]


As Scott reported, both doctors at Bonsack are staying put.
So are both doctors at Clearbrook Family Practice.
ONE doctor at Back Creek is staying.
And at the Allergy Clinic in Salem, both doctors are staying.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=None]


That's not a complete list, and it could change.

[Pickup-Train]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-50 1:08:24]
[GRAPHIC=Train Accident]


She pulled into the path of a train, and lost her life.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Augusta Co.;]


71- year old Kate McCracken and her dog both died as a result of the crash.
The accident happened shortly before eleven-- just north of Vesuvius in Augusta County, at an unmarked crossing.
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[SOT 00:16:52:17]
[IN Q=We do have]

((S. T. PARSONS/VA STATE POLICE: WE DO HAVE A WITNESS THAT STATED THAT THE TRAIN DID BLOW ITS HORN, WITNESS ALSO STATED THAT DRIVER OF THE VEHICLE WAS DISTRACTED, AGAIN, WE'RE NOT SURE OF THAT, WE'LL HAVE TO CONTINUE OUR INVESTIGATION TO FIND OUT.))
[SUPER=01-S. T. Parsons/VA State Police; ]
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[OUT Q=to find out.]
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[VO-NAT]


State police say the conductor did try to stop by hitting the emergency brake.
The train was moving 34- miles per hour with 46 cars behind it.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-51 35:54]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In eastern Virginia, her baby's bizarre death drew national attention.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Kent/December 1;]


Today, a New Kent County grand jury indicted Elizabeth Otte (OAT-ee) for first degree murder.
Otte's infant son was found burned to death in a microwave oven in September.
A court-ordered psychiatric evaluation is due in March.
Trial was set for April 28th in New Kent County Circuit Court.
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[Glenvar-Aide]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke County police have charged a former teacher's aide with having sex with a student.
26-year-old Tracey Leigh (LEE) Finch faces two counts of taking indecent liberties with a minor, and one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
The incident involved a 16-year-old boy at Glenvar High School, but it did not happen on school property.



[Buried-Barrels]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=99-52 38:02]
[GRAPHIC=Buried Barrels]


The city of Roanoke has a date in federal court for environmental violations at the Public Works Service Center. Today, city council approved a plea agreement that will cost 600- thousand dollars in fines and community service.

[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is at the Poff Building where a federal judge will make all of this official at noon on Wednesday.
[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1;]
[SUPER=05-Roanoke;]


Keith, no individuals will face criminal charges, but the city will be placed on three years probation for storing hazardous waste without a permit.
Roanoke will pay a 125-thousand dollar fine, and spend 475- thousand more on community service projects with an environmental focus.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=We know we did wrong]
[SUPER=01-Bill Hackworth/Roanoke City Attorney; :00]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/April 1998; :12]
[SUPER=01-Martin Harrell/EPA Attorney; :40]
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[OUT Q=comply as anyone else does.]

(([OPENS ON NAT SOUND]
[IN Q=We know we did wrong]

((BILL HACKWORTH/ROANOKE CITY ATTORNEY: WE KNOW WE DID WRONG, AND WE WANT TO GET IT BEHIND US AND GET ON WITH THINGS, AND PUT A SYSTEM IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T EVER HAVE THIS HAPPEN AGAIN IN THE CITY.))
[RUNS= :10]
[OUT Q=have this happen again in the city.]


The city's violations came to light two years ago after barrels were discovered buried on the grounds of the Public Works Service Center.
Eventually more than one thousand were unearthed. Most were empty but more than forty contained hazardous waste, such as asphalt patch material and oil-based road paint.
In addition to the barrels, federal investigators say they found a history of other violations that included the dumping of solvents on the ground and the release of antifreeze, brake cleaners and solvents into the municipal sewer system.
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(( ))
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[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
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The city has already spent 900- thousand dollars for clean- up of the Public Works Service Center and related expenses, and the job isn't complete.
[Double Boxes=Keith & Joe/Microwave]


Keith, with the fines and community service announced today, the tab is almost certain to exceed one- point- five million dollars.

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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=None]
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An inmate was found dead in the Roanoke County jail this morning.
The sheriff's office says he apparently suffocated, using a pillowcase.
The inmate was alone in a cell at the time.
His name is not being released until his family can be told.
He had been jailed on breaking and entering and assault charges.

[Thomas]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-56 23:34]
[GRAPHIC=Va Death Penalty]


Douglas Christopher Thomas was 17 years old when he killed his girlfriend's parents with a shotgun.
Tonight, at age 26, Thomas is set to die by lethal injection in Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]


He's one of two killers slated for execution this week who was a juvenile at the time of his crime.
[SUPER=03-Middlesex Co./November 1990]


Thomas confessed to killing his 14- year old girlfriend's parents in 1990 because they opposed the relationship.
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[HARD MUSIC UNDER]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Kroger will put the wraps around "Cosmo". Still ahead, why the women's mag will get the same treatment as "Playboy".
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[VO-NAT]


And Roanoke County is taking this sports camp to court. We'll tell you why .... next.
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[Rising-Star]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
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[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=99-44 1:57:23]
[GRAPHIC=None]

The Rising Star Sports and Adventure Camp has won awards for boosting economic development. Now Roanoke county is taking the camp to court for being too big a business. If the camp loses its license, almost a hundred kids lose a place to go after school. Tina Tenret tells why.
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[SUPER=04-June 2, 1999;]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Mackey/Parent; :17 QUICK!!! ]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.; :32]
[SUPER=01-Paul Mahoney/County Atty; :36 QUICK!!]
[SUPER=@Tina1; :41]
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((
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[SOT]
((nat sot kids laughing and running))

[RUNS03] Now why would Roanoke County crack down on wholesome children's activity at the Rising Star Sports and Adventure Camp?
After all, this is where kids can learn from pro athletes like Tiki and Ronde Barber.
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[SOT 14:30:45]
[IN Q=I feel]

((I FEEL ... COUNTY'S AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM.)) [RUNS05]
[OUT Q=program]

But -- county supervisors say owner Chris Pollack is running a commercial day care center here, even after they told him not to. They gave him permission to open a camp and nothing more in this rural area.
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[SOT 11:28:23]
[SOT 15:30:39]
[IN Q=The Board of Supervisors]

((PAUL MAHONEY/COUNTY ATTORNEY: THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FELT THEY WERE LIED TO. TINA TENRET/NEWS7: STANDUP)) [RUNS19]
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[SOT 12:15:42]

((UNBELIEVABLE, UNBELIEVABLE)) [RUNS02] Darlene Overstreet says she and her neighbors first reported the camp to county officials. She says campers' parents destroy her driveway turning around.
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THEY PLAY .... DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE)) [RUNS08]
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Owner Chris Pollack's attorney would not let him talk on camera. But he says they're NOT running a day care by county standards -- and that the court cannot take away his state license. A trial date has not yet been set. Tina Tenret News7 Roanoke County))











[Police-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=99-54 37:44]
[GRAPHIC=None]


The Roanoke city police officer who shot and wounded an unarmed man during a traffic stop last month has a NEW assignment.... at least for now.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/December 31]


Officer W-G (BOO-shay) Boucher returned to work last week as a patrol officer-- angering members of the N-double-A-C-P who spoke out this weekend.
A police department spokeswoman today said Boucher has now been given a new assignment pending the outcome of an investigation into the incident.
Boucher will now handle administrative duties.
The spokeswoman would NOT say if the job change was a result of the N-Double-A-C-P.
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[Stocks]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=NONE]


America Online and Time Warner announced merge plans.
That helped fuel a record-breaking rally on Wall Street today. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE ]
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The Dow climbed 50 points.
Nasdaq gained 167.
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[Wilder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=99-46 1:13:49]
[GRAPHIC=Wilder]


Ten years ago this week, Virginia defied its past and put a man of color in the Governor's mansion.
A decade later, Doug Wilder is still the only black governor ever elected anywhere in the nation.
Tonight, he looks back.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=At the time]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/January 15, 1990; :00]
[SUPER=01-Doug Wilder/(D) Former Governor; :25]
[SUPER=@Ellen2; :43]
[RUNS=2:04]
[OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.]


(( At the time, he says he felt insignificant and small, carrying the hopes and dreams of a people.
Former U-S Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell did the honors.
[SOT 12:27 1990 TAPE]

((SO HELP ME GOD... GREAT DAY FOR VIRGINIA!))
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[sot 11:02:57]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: MOST PEOPLE WOULD ASSUME THAT A PERSON OF COLOR WOULD...WASTE MONEY.))
[runs=:19]


Wilder proved them wrong-- shepherding Virginia through a recession he knew nothing about until after his election, never raising taxes, and landing Virginia in the national news as the best fiscally managed state in the nation.
But on issues of race, Wilder was NO conservative.

[sot 11:21:00]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: I WAS THE GUY WHO SAID GET RID OF CARRY ME BACK...WE'RE GONNA HAVE A HOLIDAY FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING.))
[runs=:24]


Today, as a college professor and weekly radio pundit, the Governor decries politicians who haven't paid their dues, and a Democratic party that he says lacks vision and leaders.
He regrets little.
NOT even a failed run for president.
[sot 11:09:15 ]

((DOUG WILDER/FORMER GOVERNOR: WHEN I RAN FOR PRESIDENT, I REALLY THOUGHT THAT THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WOULD HAVE WANTED THAT. IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR ME TO FIND OUT THEY DIDN'T WANT IT! THEY HATED IT. AND I LEFT THE SCENE. BUT I LEARNED A GREAT DEAL.))
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((I CAN ... GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU. applause))
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An anniversary gala this week will fund a Wilder Scholars program at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Ellen Qualls, News 7.))



[Sports tease]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=]


The Redskins might have to play their second playoff game without Stephen Davis, Virginia Tech quarterback Michael Vick makes some big gains off the field with kids,
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[VO-NAT]


and his counterpart in the Nokia Sugar Bowl makes a huge announcement about his NFL future.
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[S-Stith]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-58]
[graphic=sugar bowl]


Today marks the final day college football players can declare for the April NFL draft.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

One key Hokie who has been mentioned is tailback Shyrone Stith. At this time there is NO confirmation that Stith is going to the NFL. It appears Stith WILL return next season and play for Virginia Tech.
Sources say the injury Stith sustained in the Sugar Bowl might have prompted him to head for the draft. But Shyrone seems to be coming back to Tech next season.
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[S-Vick]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-51]
[GRAPHIC=Michael Vick]


One player the Hokies can count on for next season is Michael Vick. The red shirt freshman was awesome in the Nokia Sugar bowl, throwing for 225 yards a touchdown while rushing for almost a 100 yards. He is definitely an early favorite for the 2000 Heisman trophy. Today he proved his medal off the field.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Newport News; :00]


Vick spoke to about 80 challenged kids at the Enterprise Academy in Newport News, the school where his mom is a bus driver. He spoke from about noon until one PM and encouraged the kids to stay focused and listen to their teachers. When asked about declaring for the NFL draft in April, Vick said, I am staying at tech.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Virginia Tech Quarterback; :]
[RUNS=:15]
[OUT Q=...for virginia tech"]
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[S-Weinke]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-52]
[GRAPHIC=Suagr Bowl]

Florida State quarterback Chris Weinke made a surprise announcement today at a news conference in Tallahassee.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00]


It has long been speculated that Weinke, at age 27, would forgo his final year of eligibility if he won the national championship. He not only accomplished that goal but did it in style, throwing four touchdown passes in The Seminoles 46-29 win over the Hokies. In his news conference, the big money of the NFL didn't measure up to another chance at the title.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="I've]
[SUPER=01-Chris Weinke/Florida State Quarterback; :00]
[RUNS=:22]
[OUT Q=....try to win another national championship"]
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[S-Davis]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-46]
[GRAPHIC=Redskins]


When the Redskins take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this weekend, they could be without several offensive starters. Center Cory Raymond is listed as doubtful with a rib cage injury. The news is worse for running back Stephen Davis.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Landover, MD; :00]


He is also listed as doubtful with injuries to an ankle and a knee, both suffered in Washington's win over the Detroit Lions this past weekend. Davis has been a big key to the Skins offense and his presence this weekend is crucial considering how good the Bucs defense is.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="with their]
[SUPER=01-Norv Turner/Redskins Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:23]
[OUT Q=...a deterent"]
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[S-Rusty]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=none]
[GRAPHIC=rusyt wallace]


The NASCAR media Tour begins this week and Rusty Wallace is already starting the season on a downhill note. The driver of the number two Ford was skiing down a slope with his two sons on December 17th when he crashed. Wallace is OK but did suffer a hairline fracture of his right shoulder blade. Wallace won't be out of action. He is passing up Ford's tests at Talladega but that is because he is re-newing his pilot's license.
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[SUPER=X5001; Clears FX][Kroger-Cosmo]



[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=99-45 1:38:51]
[GRAPHIC=None]

If you're looking for a Cosmopolitan magazine at a Kroger Store -- you may have to look a little harder.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke Co.]


The magazine is being placed behind "blinder" racks with only the Cosmopolitan heading showing.
It all stems from customer complaints about the racy headlines on the magazines cover.
In all, 22-hundred Kroger stores across the country will display "Cosmo" as most newsstands display adult magazines.
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