[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

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[V/O-NAT]
A quiet Fall evening at Oakey's in Vinton... no sign of demonstrators at Danny Overstreet's funeral.
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[TALENT=Keith]


And the Sierra Club tackles George Allen's record on the environment.

[Sports-Head]


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


In sports, Washington and Lee's football program is off to it's best start in decades, Boston College coach Tom O'Brien talks about the Hokies,
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[VO-NAT]

while the Tech players aren't talking, they're reading, more on how the Hokies are backing kids and teachers in sports.

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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


A fine fall forecast with the typical chilly nights and sunny days. More on that and the busy tropics coming up.

[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]



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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=05-Vinton]


Hundreds gather in Vinton to pay their respects to Danny Overstreet, but anti-gay demonstrators are no where to be found.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Funeral-Protest]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-24 TC1:49:54]
[GRAPHIC=Overstreet]


Reverend Fred Phelps and other anti-gay demonstrators from his Kansas church were expected at this evening's funeral, but so far they have not appeared in the Roanoke Valley.
[Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave]


Joe Dashiell is at the funeral home in Vinton.
Joe is the Phelp's absence a relief for those attending the funeral.
[Live=Joe Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Joe1]
[SUPER=05-Vinton]
(rollcue... Overstreet and his family. )
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[IN Q=The scene]
[SUPER=03-Vinton; :00]
[SUPER=07-Mark Martin;]
[SUPER=07-Pat Hyler;]
[RUNS=:00]
[OUT Q=not Die in vain.]
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[VO-NAT]

[***JOE's MIKE HOT]
[OUTS=Charged with this crime]
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[Live= Joe Full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Vinton]






[Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave]


[Gilmore]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-26 TC1:56:23]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Gilmore is confident that the city of Roanoke will overcome last weekend's shootings.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lexington]


At Virginia Military Institute today, Gilmore said severe action needs to be taken against the shooter.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm very confident]

((GOV. JIM GILMORE: I'M VERY CONFIDENT IN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF ROANOKE, THE COMMONWEALTH'S ATTORNEY OFFICE, THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PEOPLE HERE. WE SIMPLY CANNOT HAVE PEOPLE GOING OUT AND COMMITTING THOSE KIND OF CRIMES. THAT'S WHAT PRISONS ARE FOR, AND THAT'S WHY WE BUILD PRISONS. THAT'S WHY WE DEAL WITH PEOPLE WHO HURT OTHERS.))
[SUPER=@gilmore]
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[OUT Q=who hurt others.]
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[VO-NAT]


Gilmore says he would support legislation that would include sexual orientation in hate crime statutes.
But, he says, those initiatives are being discussed at national, not state level.
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[Optical-Cable]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-25 TC2:02:15]
[GRAPHIC=Optical Cable]

A high-tech Roanoke company faces a federal lawsuit because it fired a black man four years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/March;]

Optical Cable makes fiber optical cable to transmit video and audio communications. Douglas Bonds -- who declined to appear on camera -- worked there for a month as a machine operator. He says he was poorly trained then fired because he was black. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has sued on his behalf -- adding Optical Cable hires few blacks and steers women into low-paying jobs.
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[SOT 13:17:00]
[IN Q=We stand]

((ROBERT KOPSTEIN/OPTICAL CABLE: WE STAND BEHIND OUR HIRING PRACTICES. THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT TOLD US THE NAME OF ANY PERSON WHO IT BELIEVES WAS NOT HIRED BECAUSE OF RACE OR GENDER.))
[SUPER=01-Robert Kopstein/Optical Cable;]
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[OUT Q=race or gender]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[ss=HOLD]

Optical Cable says half of its top paid hourly employees are women -- and eleven percent of its workforce is black.

[Senate-Race]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-28 TC1:50:52]
[GRAPHIC=Geroge Allen]


Under George Allen, the state Department of Environmental Quality coddled the polluters it was supposed to regulate, and intimidated its own employees into silence.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=203-Richmond;]


Those charges, made during Allen's tenure as governor, were renewed today in a news conference organized by the Sierra Club.
Four former D-E-Q environmental engineers told horror stories of an agency paralyzed by Allen Cabinet Secretary Becky Norton Dunlop.
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[SOT TAPE ONE 11:33:23]
[IN Q=When Governor]

((EILEEN ROWAN/FORMER DEQ SCIENTIST: WHEN GOVERNOR ALLEN WAS SWORN IN, HIS SECRETARY OF NATURAL RESOURCES, BECKY NORTON DUNLOP, BEGAN TIGHTLY MANAGING OUR OPERATIONS TO AN UNPRECEDENTED DEGREE. OVERNIGHT, WE WERE SMOTHERED BY A BLANKET OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS. FIRINGS, THREATENED FIRINGS AND FORCED MOVES BECAME CONSTANT. GAG ORDERS CUT US OFF FROM THE PUBLIC AND THE LEGISLATURE.))
[SOT TAPE TWO 11:47:47]

((DAVID SLIGH/FORMER DEQ SCIENTIST: WE'RE NOT CRACKPOTS. WE'RE PEOPLE WHO COULDN'T PUT UP WITH THE CORRUPTION OF THE SYSTEM.))
[SUPER=201-Eileen Rowan/Former DEQ Scientist; :00 ]
[SUPER=201-David Sligh/Former DEQ Scientist; :23 ]
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[OUT Q=of the system.]
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[VO-NAT]


Allen's own policy advisor on natural resources works for his campaign today, and sat in on the news conference.
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[SOT 12:03:25]
[IN Q=Well I think]

((BERNIE MCNAMEE/ALLEN CAMPAIGN: WELL I THINK IT WAS CLEAR FROM THE COMMENTS THAT THEY MADE THAT THE THING THAT THEY WERE MOST UPSET ABOUT IS THAT AFTER THEY WERE RUNNING DEQ, OR SO THEY PERCEIVED, FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, THAT SOMEBODY ELSE SAID THERE'S A DIFFERENT WAY TO DO THINGS, A BETTER WAY TO DO IT, THAT WE CAN BOTH HAVE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS AND HELP COMPANIES PROVIDE NEW JOBS FOR VIRGINIANS.))
[SUPER=201-Bernie McNamee/Allen Campaign;]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=for Virginians.]
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[VO-NAT]


The former D-E-Q workers say they all felt pressured by managers to hide evidence of pollution during Allen's tenure.
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[ANCHOR=keith]
[SS=HOLD]


Allen did pick up the endorsement of the U-S Chamber of Commerce today.
Chamber leaders praised Allen for slashing state business regulations by 70 percent as governor.

[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Another argument between Botetourt County brothers ends with gunfire.
That's next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And a tanker accident spills gallons of diesel fuel into a Craig County Creek.
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[Boty-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-35 TC38:18]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


Investigators say Botetourt County's only two murders this year both involved men killing their brothers.
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[VO-NAT]

Barry Etzler's in jail, charged with killing his brother Hugh last night with a 22-caliber semi-automatic rifle. Investigators say he also shot his 18-year-old nephew Brad, who's in the hospital in stable condition.
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;]

Both brothers lived with their mother in Troutville. Investigators say Barry believed he had too much responsibility for taking care of the elderly woman.
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[SOT 10:07:26]
[IN Q=The shooter was]

((MAJ. DELBERT DUDDING/BOTETOURT SHERIFF'S DEPT: THE SHOOTER WAS LOCATED OUTSIDE IN BACK IN SOME BRUSH. DEPUTIES TALKED TO HIM, ORDERED HIM OUT AND HE GAVE UP WITHOUT INCIDENT.))
[SUPER=01-Maj. Delbert Dudding/Botetourt Sheriff's Dept.;]
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[OUT Q=without incident]
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[VO-NAT]

Barry Etzler faces second degree murder charges which apply to a crime committed in the heat of passion.
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[anchor=keith]
[ss=None]

In January Roger Broughman of Botetourt killed his brother in an unrelated murder.

[M'ville-murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC16:35]
[GRAPHIC=Murder Invest.]


The Martinsville Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a store owner.
It happened last night and investigators worked through the night on the case.
Surae Chinn has reaction from the community.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Authorities are trying]
[SUPER=01-William Thomas/Victim's Brother-in-Law; :25]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Jim Minter/Martinsville Police Dept.; :37]
[SUPER=@Surae1; :45]
[SUPER=01-Gwynn McVicker/Works Downtown; :59]
[SUPER=01-Inez Toney/Works Downtown; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=News7, Martinsville.]

(( Authorities are trying to piece together the last moments of 30 year old Lisa Nicole Thomas' life. They're also searching for the person who gunned her down inside her store.
Thomas owned DeMarco's Clothing and Classic Merchandise Collection with her husband.
Family members of the victim like can hardly believe what happened.
[SOT 25:56]

((WILLIAM THOMAS/VICTIM'S BROTHER-IN-LAW: JUST THE THOUGHT OF HER BEING A NICE PERSON. IT DON'T SEEM LIKE IT'S TRUE THAT'S SHE'S DEAD.)) [RUNS:07]
Martinsville Police are saying little about the motive or possible suspects. Only that they're committed to finding the killer.
[SOT 34:53]

((LT. JIM MINTER/MARTINSVILLE POLICE: THIS IS A SAD SITUATION. ANYTIME YOU LOSE A LIFE. WE'LL DO A REAL GOOD JOB OF SOLVING THIS.)) [RUNS:09]
[SOT 43:38]

((SURAE CHINN/REPORTING: WHILE AUTHORITIES ARE RELEASING LITTLE INFORMATION, FAMILY MEMBERS AND WORKERS NEARBY ARE LEFT WONDERING WHAT HAPPENED AT THIS STORE IN THE MIDDLE OF DOWNTOWN.))
But the biggest question of all to many is why. [RUNS:10] [39:00 tape 2] ((GWYNN MCVICKER/WORKS DOWNTOWN: SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAVE BEEN IN OUR STORE. I CAN'T IMAGINE WHY ANYBODY WOULD WANT TO HURT HER.)) [RUNS:06]
Or even imagine how this could happen so close to where they work.
[SOT 37:06 TAPE 2]

((INEZ TONEY/WORKS DOWNTOWN: I HAD LEFT A COUPLE OF HOURS PRIOR TO THE SHOOTING OR ALLEGED SHOOTING AND IT'S FRIGHTENING TO HEAR THAT BECAUSE WE DO WORK LATER SOMETIMES IN THE EVENING.)) [RUNS:10]
This latest murder marks number eight for Martinsville, three more than last year. Surae Chinn, News7, Martinsville.))
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[Chapman-Fatal]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=1:26:29]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A man found dead in northwest Roanoke yesterday died of natural causes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday]


60-year-old Ronnie D. Muller was found next to his bicycle on Chapman Avenue.
The medical examiner's office says Muller had a heart attack.
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[NS-Stock]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6PM]
[WRITER=tst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Norfolk-Southern]


Is Norfolk Southern a takeover target?
The company says it doesn't know of any takeover attempt in the works -- but yesterday, it approved a so-called "shareholder rights plan" to ward off takeover bids.
Shareholder rights plans flood the market with new shares.
Plans are usually implemented if somebody the company doesn't like buys a large portion of its stock.
On Wall Street, the tactic is known as a "poison pill."
But some shareholders believe such plans are CONTRARY to their interests, because takeovers often push stock prices dramatically higher.
Norfolk Southern's stock finished down one sixteenth today.

[Stocks]


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


Investors concerned about third-quarter results punished the shares of poor performers. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
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[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-y/2.69/10628.36/y/32.78/3656.32/y/0.75/117.90;]


The DOW slipped three points, NASDAQ dropped 33.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index fell three-quarters of a point.
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[Tanker-Spill]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC54:49]
[GRAPHIC=Tanker Spill]


A tanker loaded with diesel fuel ran off the road in Craig County this afternoon.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Craig Co.]


Several hundred gallons leaked from the truck after it overturned off Route 311, about a mile north of the Roanoke County line.
The driver wasn't hurt. Police say he drove onto the shoulder and wrecked after trying to get back on the highway.

Much of the cargo is leaking into a creek.
Hazardous materials crews are trying to contain as much of it as they can.
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[Water-Main]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC39:40]
[GRAPHIC=Water Main Break]


A broken water main is creating a traffic problem near Roanoke's Old Southwest neighborhood.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Three blocks of Franklin Road southbound are barricaded, so crews ran repair the water line.
But the on-ramp to Route 220 IS open.
The city says about 20 customers have lost water service.
It'll be several hours before they have it back.
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[Monty-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC24:14]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]


Authorities say a Montgomery County man got so mad after a fight with his girlfriend, he burned his own house down.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;]


Thirty-one-year-old James Edward Hardin was arrested and charged with the arson of his Winesap Road house and the domestic assault of his live-in girlfriend.
Authorities say he confessed to setting the fire with a cigarette lighter after tearing up the house last night.
The house was a total loss -- with damage estimated at 40-thousand dollars.
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[Dads-Difference]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=ssm]
[TAPE#=00-29 TC1:48:38]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A new program in Lynchburg is helping remind young men that their most important job is being a father to their children.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg]


The Alliance for Families and Children agency kicked off its "Daddies Make A Difference" program today.
Thanks to a 5- thousand dollar check from U-S Cellular, officials have launched a media campaign targeted toward young fathers like Ron Fitch.
Fitch says he's learning to communicate better with his two children.
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[SOT 10:21:02]
[IN Q=Reading to them]

((RON FITCH/YOUNG FATHER: READING TO THEM, MAYBE TAKING THEM TO A PARK, THINGS LIKE THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT. IT KEEPS YOUR CHILD FROM MAYBE BEING ON THE STREETS AS THEY GET OLDER, BECAUSE A FATHER.. CHILDREN WITHOUT A FATHER ARE MORE THAN LIKELY TO BE IN THE STREETS THAT CHILDREN WITH FATHERS.))
[SUPER=01-Ron Fitch/Young Father;]
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[OUT Q=children with fathers.]
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[VO-NAT]


The money is paying for ten billboards around central Virginia.
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[Sports tease]


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


Words from the Wake Forest coach on UVa, the Hokies are scoring touchdowns for kids and reading,
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[VO-NAT]


and last year, Tech read the BC defense prwetty darn well, the Eagles coach talks about Tech in a few minutes.
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[S-Read]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-71 1:36:55]
[GRAPHIC=Tech football]


The Virginia Tech football team has been named the Virginia Education Association read across America "spokesteam".
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00]

Players will appear in public service announcements this fall to help promote reading. Here's the promotion for reading quarterback Michael Vick did.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="Now....]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=.....Hokie thing to do"]
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[VO-NAT]


Frank Beamer was not scheduled to do one, but WANTED to because of his enthusiasm for the reading promotion for kids. One PSA celebrates read across America Day. It airs on Dr. Seuss's birthday this spring with linebacker Ben Taylor and friends.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="we're]
[RUNS=27]
[OUT Q=....Happy birthday Dr. Seuss"]
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[VO-NAT]

Students across Virginia have set goals on how much they will read and when those goals are reached, each kid will receive a certificate of congratulations from Coach Beamer, Michael Vick and a teacher.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-67 1:41:10]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]

Tech should have a good read for Saturday's Big East game at Boston College.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg/November 26, 1999; :00]


Tech grounded the Eagles 38-14 last year. BC expects big play from Michael Vick.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="i think]
[SUPER=01-Tom O'Brien/Boston College Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:17]
[OUT Q=......all angles"]
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[PINNACLE TECH-BC] Your Hometown Station will have the Tech-Boston College game Kickoff is set for 3:30.

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[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-66]
[GRAPHIC=ACC]

Virginia tries to get back on the winning track Saturday at Wake Forest. The Demon Deacons are focussed on UVa's ground attack.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="the]
[SUPER=01-Jim Caldwell/Wake Forest Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:18]
[OUT Q=......tremendous amount"]
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[S-Generals]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-74 (1:07:59)]
[GRAPHIC=W & L]


W & L is off to its beat start on the football field in nearly 40 years. Denise Allen travels down Memory lane which leads to Satrudays' game with Randolph-Macon.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First Audio]
[SUPER=04-1960's Sports Film; :00]
[SUPER=01-John McDaniel/W & L Professor; :]
[SUPER=01-Frank Miriello/W & L Head Coach; :]
[SUPER=@Denise1; :]
[SUPER=01-Justin Holton/Senior Captain; :]
[SUPER=01-Will Baker/Senior Captain; :]
[RUNS=1:39]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]
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[S-Exide]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-76 (1:08:52)]
[GRAPHIC=Jeff Burton]


South Boston's Jeff Burton is losing his primary sponsor at the end of the week.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bristol, TN; :]


Effective when the checkered flag drops on Sunday's NAPA AutoCare 500 at Martinsville, Exide will no longer be the primary sponsor for Burton's number 99 Ford Taurus, a run that began in 1994. Exide will remain as an associate sponsor (------------) with Burton through the 2001 season.