[1-News-Head]

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[V/O-NAT]

Terrorism in the Middle-east hits home. We'll hear from the family of Navy Seaman Timothy Saunders, a Ringgold resident.
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[TALENT=Keith]


We'll also show you how serving up subs in college can earn you a degree in flex time management.

[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
[GRAPHIC=None]


In sports, The Hokies pull off a big win over West Virginia in Blacksburg last night It was basketball media day in Charlottesville.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Winston Cup cars qualified at Talladega today for Sunday's Winston 500.
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


This is an easy weekend weather forecast to swallow. Details on that and a Friday weatherschool as well coming up.



[Video-Open]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]
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[VO-NAT]


Seventeen sailors from the U-S-S Cole are now presumed dead.
One of them grew up in Southside.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Cole]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC52:58]
[GRAPHIC=USS Cole]


The explosion has taken the lives of two Virginia sailors .. a third is still listed as missing and presumed dead.

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ramstein Air Base, Ger.;]


The bodies of five victims have already arrived at an Air Force base in Germany. They are scheduled to return to U.S. soil tomorrow, when they are flown to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.
[SUPER=03-Aden, Yemen;]


As for the Cole, crews are repairing and stabilizing the Navy destroyer of the coast of Yemen .. before it is brought back to its home port in Norfolk.
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[Saunders]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sch]
[TAPE#=00-33 TC1:16:30]
[GRAPHIC=Timothy Saunders]


Operations Specialist Second Class Timothy Saunders was one of the men killed on the U-S-S Cole. He grew up in Ringgold... just a few miles east of Danville in Pittsylvania County.
That's where his family lives and
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Surae/Starlink;]


That's where we find Surae Chinn, who has been talking with family.
[LIVE=Surae full/Starlink]
[SUPER=@Surae1;]
[SUPER=06-Pittsylvania Co.;]

Keith, [***ROLLED FROM STARLINK***]
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=03-Ringgold; :05]
[SUPER=01-Felecia Saunders/Victim's Sister; :17]
[SUPER=01-Clarissa Knight/Dan River H. S. Principal; 1:01]
[RUNS=1:16]
[OUT Q=tremendous impact.]

(( He was more than the sailor who enlisted 11 years ago and died aboard the U-S-S Cole. He was a man married to Jacqueline with two daughters. 32 year old Timothy Saunders came from this small town of Ringgold and leaves behind a sister who can't believe he's gone.
[SOT 1:59:25]

((FELECIA SAUNDERS/VICTIM'S SISTER: IT'S LIKE A SHOCK RIGHT NOW. IT'S A NIGHTMARE. I FEEL LIKE I'LL WAKE UP AND IT WOULD ALL BE OVER WITH. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE.)) [RUNS:15]
She couldn't believe it when the two Navy officers parked their car and came to the door last night.
[SOT 1:57:33]

((FELECIA SAUNDERS/VICTIM'S SISTER: THEY CAME IN AND SAT HER DOWN AND TOLD US TIM WAS ONE OF THE MEN WHO WAS FOUND DEAD.)) [RUNS: 08]
Since then the news has sent a string of shock waves through Timothy's hometown. He went to high school at Dan River. He played varsity football track and wrestling. The principal there Clarissa Knight remembers teaching timothy in her chorus class.
[SOT 13:45:15]

((CLARISSA KNIGHT/DAN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL; IT JUST SHOWS THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHER YOU COME FROM. SOMETHING SO GLOBAL CAN HIT A PLACE LIKE RINGGOLD IT'S PRETTY AMAZING. IT LEAVES A TREMENDOUS IMPACT.)) [RUNS:15]))
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[LIVE=Surae full/Starlink]
[SUPER=06-Pittsylvania Co.;]




[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Surae/Starlink;]



[Cole-Virginians]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC58:20]
[GRAPHIC=USS COLE]


Two other Virginians are casualties of the attack on the U-S-S Cole.
Norfolk Seaman James Rodrick McDaniels was killed in the blast.
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[VO-NAT]


21 year old sailor Kenneth Eugene Clodfelter of Mechanicsville is missing and presumed dead.
He was a Hull Maintenance Technician Third Class, who just told his parents he was planning to re-enlist, because he liked his job so much.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=He'd get so]
[sot 29:56]

((GLORIA CLODFELTER/MOTHER: HE'D GET SO MAD AT ME. I SAID "KENNETH, ARE YOU SURE YOU ALL ARE SAFE? ARE YOU SURE THAT YOU KNOW, THEY COULD PUT THEM LITTLE MINES IN THE WATER. OR THEY COULD SHOOT YOU FROM THE SHORES. OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT." HE SAYS "MOM, THEY GOT THE GUNS AIMED AT US ALL THE TIME. AND HE SAYS YOU KNOW WE GOT THIS BIG BAD DESTROYER, AND YOU CAN'T DO NOTHING TO IT. WELL THEY PROVED 'EM WRONG TODAY.))
[SUPER=01-Gloria Clodfelter/Victim's Mother]
[RUNS=:24]
[OUT Q=wrong today.]
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[VO-NAT]


The U-S-S Cole left Norfolk Naval Station in August, bound for the Persian Gulf.
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[81-Hearing]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-27 TC1:53:25]
[GRAPHIC=81 Safety]


Has the carnage on the Interstate reached the point that I-81 has become a "public nuisance?"
A circuit judge has set about trying to determine that... to consider whether to force the state to fix it, "not in three years or six years, but now," as Judge Richard Pattisall put it.
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[V/O-NAT]
State officials point to improvements, such as rumble strips and warning signs, as evidence of steps already being taken.
[SUPER=03-Salem]


They asked the judge to delay the hearing, so he can consider the results of a study being conducted by Virginia Tech's Transportation Institute.
Though he agreed to continue the case until at least December, the Judge said: "every day this matter lingers on with no decision is a day the public is in jeopardy."
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[SOT 12:11:10]
[IN Q=I don't think]

((I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANY QUESTION THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION HAS A LOT OF GOOD PLANS TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY. BUT IT IS GOING TO TAKE SEVERAL YEARS TO IMPLEMENT ALL THOSE. AND WHAT BOTHERS ME, AND WHY I FILED THE SUIT, WAS NOTHING SEEMED TO BE DONE NOW.))
[SUPER=01-Richard Lawrence/Plaintiff]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=be done now.]
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[* * * Keith on ENG * * *]
Pointing out that every state official has taken an oath to uphold the Virginia Constitution, Judge Pattisall cited the Constitutional right to pursue" happiness and safety."
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[SOT Tape #2 11:29:15]
[IN Q=What is the safety]

((WHAT IS THE SAFETY FACTOR OUT THERE? HOW DANGEROUS IS IT. AND WHAT CAN WE DO NOW?))
[SUPER=01-Judge Richard Pattisall/Roanoke Circuit Court]
[RUNS=06]
[OUT Q=we do now?]
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=HOLD]


What needs to be done NOW, says Richard Lawrence, the man who took the case to court... is reduce the speed limit and hire more state troopers to patrol I-81.

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


Roanoke's city manager wants to re-open Wiley Drive to traffic through Smith Park. That upsets some residents.
Find out why next on News 7 at Six.
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[VO-NAT]


And later, find out how Ferrum students are getting real-life business experience by running their own Subway restaurant.
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[Smith-Park]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC31:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Roanoke City Council may decide the future of Wiley Drive on Monday.
Today city manager Darlene Burcham released her report recommending the road be reopened to two way traffic.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


For the last two years the road that runs through Smith Park has been closed to traffic.
During that time residents have taken advantage of the traffic-free, scenic road... riding bikes and jogging on it.
Former Mayoral Candidate and community activist Duane Howard says it will be a great loss to Roanoke if Wiley Drive IS re-opened.
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[SOT 1:47:38]
[IN Q=by keeping]

((DUANE HOWARD/COMMUNITY ACTIVIST: BY KEEPING THE PARK CLOSED PEOPLE ARE COMING IN FROM THE SUBURBS THEY ARE USING THE PARK AND SPEND THEIR MONEY IN ROANOKE IT'S A FUTURE QUALITY ISSUE.))
[SUPER=01-Duane Howard/Community Activist]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=quality issue.]
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[VO-NAT]


In Burcham's report says her recommendation to reopen the road was based on public workshops where folks said they wanted the street open.
Folks who want to keep Wiley Drive closed will hold a rally at Smith Park tomorrow at noon.
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[VMI-Arson]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-46 TC1:18:11]
[GRAPHIC=Arson]


A-T-F Agents believe more than one cadet was involved in setting the fire in barracks at Virginia Military Institute two and a half years ago.
Another former cadet was indicted this week, charged with arson and perjury.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Twan Redmond is not only a suspect in the fire itself. Authorities believe he lied to federal grand jurors when he said he didn't set the fire and didn't know whether Danny Payne did.
[SUPER=04-August 17]


John Daniel Payne has since pled guilty and has apparently been cooperating with federal investigators.
The fire occurred in May of 1998, the night six cadets were "drummed out" for honor code violations.
The expelled cadets included Redmond's brother, Terrence, and a friend of Payne's.
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[SOT 10:02:25]
[IN Q=They felt that]

((THEY FELT THAT THE PROCESS AND THE PROCEDURE LEADING UP TO THE "DRUM OUT" WAS UNFAIR. THERE HAD BEEN SOME INJUSTICES AGAINST MR. PAYNE'S FRIEND AND MR. REDMOND'S BROTHER. THIS WAS THEIR WAY OF GETTING EVEN WITH V.M.I.))
[SUPER=01-Tony Giorno/Assistant U. S. Attorney]
[RUNS=13]
[OUT Q=even with VMI.]
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[VO-NAT]


The magistrate set a 25-thousand dollar UNsecured bond for Redmond's release.
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[Cressell]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-36 TC58:24]
[GRAPHIC=Legal Scales]


The prosecution says she deliberately shot her girlfriend; the defense says her hand slipped.
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[VO-NAT]


But today, a judge certified a second degree murder charge against 27-year-old Sherry Lisa Cressell.
[SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./July;]


Cressell is charged with shooting her live-in girlfriend, 23-year-old Sherry Lynn Wiley after a fight at their house in July.
The defense contends Cressell was trying to kill herself... that the gun went off when Wiley tried to intervene.
The prosecution says it was a domestic dispute that escalated to murder.
Authorities had been called to the house several times before, because of fighting.
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[Stocks]


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


A big Friday the 13-th rally sent the major averages sharply higher. [TAKE DOW, NASDAQ & BLOOMBERG PAGE ]
[RUNS=:30]
[SUPER=x5102;]
[SUPER=430-x/157.60/10192.18/x/241.82/3316.50/x/3.04/111.32;]


The DOW climbed 158 points, NASDAQ rose 242.
The Bloomberg News 7 Index gained more than three points.
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[VO]
[SUPER=431-hr/38&/hg/24c/h2/46%/i!/20c/u/3!;]
[SUPER=432-h1@/57@/i@/28r/h1#/38r/h2f/57/u/40!;]
[SUPER=433-h1e/21b/i!/12c/h3e/20/i1e/31/i#/9d;]
[SUPER=434-h2f/45!/hf/62@/h%/46f/h1*/52$/hd/45;]



[Ferrum-Subway]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tte]
[TAPE#=00-31 TC1:40:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Ferrum College just bought a ten thousand dollar Subway sandwich shop, then served it up to students to make or break.
The students get real-life business experience. The community gets a late-night snack shop plus four subs you won't find anywhere else. Tina Tenret reports.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=You've got to]
[SUPER=03-Ferrum; :00]
[SUPER=01-Sue Plaisance/Student Manager; :14]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gring/Food Services Director; :42]
[SUPER=@Tina1; 1:04]
[RUNS=1:15]
[OUT Q=Tina Tenret News7 Ferrum]

(( You've got to be hungry for responsibility to work here. Students hire and fire each other, balance the books, make marketing and billboard decisions, even design sandwiches.


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[SOT 11:52:27]
[IN Q=Working at Pizza Hut]

((SUE PLAISANCE/STUDENT MANAGER: WORKING AT PIZZA HUT IN ROCKY MOUNT IS WORK EXPERIENCE BUT HERE, WE'RE ACTUALLY TEACHING, ENCOURAGING AND NURTURING THAT THEY TAKE THIER CLASSROOM SKILLS AND WE POINT OUT SITUATIONS WHERE THIS IS WHAT WE LEARNED IN CLASS.)) [RUNS:15]
[OUT Q=IN CLASS]

The toughest part, she says, is scheduling shifts between classes -- but that's how students learn about flex-time. They've also designed unique pizza and taco subs to attract customers from the community. That's especially important when the college is closed.
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[SOT 11:35:10]
[IN Q=We're shut]

((JEFF GRING/FOOD SERVICES DIR.: WE'RE SHUT DOWN FOR CHRISTMAS FOR TWO OR THREE WEEKS. THE SUBWAY HAS TO STAY OPEN. SO OUR BASE POPULATION IS GONE. SO OUR CHALLENGE IS TO BRING INDUSTRY AND OFF CAMPUS PEOPLE IN TO KEEP THE BUSINESS GOING.)) [RUNS:11]
[OUT Q=BUSINESS GOING]

A Subway supervisor ensures students meet rigorous food standards. Just breaking even is the goal here -- this is an investment in the students, college officials say, so profit is not the motive.
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[SOT 12:33:38]
[IN Q=Ferrum College]

((FERRUM COLLEGE OFFICIALS SAY IF STUDENTS PROVE THEY CAN MEET COMPETITIVE STANDARDS HERE, THEY'LL HAVE ALL KINDS OF OPPORTUNITIES TO OPEN AND MANAGE SIMILAR BUSINESSES ON CAMPUS. TINA TENRET NEWS7 FERRUM.)) [RUNS:09]
[OUT Q=NEWS7 FERRUM]))



[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
[GRAPHIC=None]


And coming up in sports, Virginia held its basketball media day in Charlottesville the area colleges get set for tomorrow.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Hokies talk about last night's big win over West Virginia at Lane Stadium.
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[S-Tech]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-70 14952TC]
[GRAPHIC=Big East]


A 41 point second half explosion did the West Virginia Mountaineers in last night, as second ranked Virginia Tech turned a 14-to-7 halftime deficit into a 48-to-20 win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=WHAT TOOK PLACE...]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/9-and-5 vs. WVU; :00]
[SUPER=01-Lamar Cobb/VT Defensive End; :17]
[SUPER=01-Michael Vick/Two Touchdown Passes; :28]
[SUPER=01-Andre Davis/3 Touchdowns vs. WVU; :42]
[SUPER=01-Don Nehlen/West Virginia Head Coach; :57]
[RUNS=1:07]
[OUT Q=...AND GET YOU."]
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[S-College]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=VMI logo]


VMI is on the road for a Southern Conference match up with U-T Chattanooga. The Keydets are still awaiting their first win. They are 0 and 4 in the conference and 0 and 6 overall.
Kickoff is 7-Oclock.
[GRAPHIC=Liberty]


The Liberty Flames will also play under the lights tomorrow. Liberty travels to Hofstra for a 7 Oclock Kickoff.
The flames are 2 and 3.
[GRAPHIC=Ferrum Logo]


After a week off, The Ferrum returns to action tomorrow afternoon. The Panthers host Chowan in an Atlantic Central Football Conference game Kickoff is 1 oclock.



[S-UVA]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-71 (1:52:22)]
[GRAPHIC=UVA LOGO]


With the U-V-A football team off this week Virginia took the opportunity to hold its annual men's and women's basketball media day today.
Steve Mason gives us a quick look at the 2000 Cavaliers.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=First audio]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/2000 NIT; :00]
[SUPER=01-Donald Hand/Averaged 15.5 Pts. Last Season; :12]
[SUPER=01-Travis Watson/11 Pts., 8 Rbs. Last Season; :19(QUICK)]
[SUPER=04-1999 Game vs. UNC; :31]
[SUPER=01-Pete Gillen/UVa Men's Coach; :38]
[SUPER=01-Debbie Ryan/UVa Women's Coach; :53]
[SUPER=01-Schuye LaRue/UVa Forward; 1:00]
[SUPER=@Steve1; 1:15]
[RUNS=1:32]
[OUT Q=....news 7 sports."]
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[S-Qualify]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-80]
[GRAPHIC=Talladega Logo]


The Winston Cup drivers are in Talladega qualifying for the Winston 500. Joe Nemechek will start on the pole.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Talladega, AL/ESPN2; :]


Bobby Labonte came into today's qualifying with a 252 point lead in the Winston Cup standings as he tries to win his first ever championship.
Labonte can clinch the title by finishing 9-th or better in each of the remaining races. Labonte is currently fifth.
And what about Stacy Compton. Last week Compton missed the race at Charlotte but he came back strong today with a speed of 187 point 342 miles per hour assuring him a spot in the top 25.
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[S-Hockey]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-73 1:52:54]
[GRAPHIC=Express/Richmond]


The Roanoke Express opens it's two thousand campaign tonight at 7:30 at the Round House against arch rival Richmond.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00]

The schedule makers gave Roanoke an opening night opponent that has stocked piled talent this off season. Coach Perry Florio says the keys to winning are straight forward.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=first audio]

((PERRY FLORIO/EXPRESS HEAD COACH:))
[SUPER=01-Perry Florio/Express Head Coach; :00]
[RUNS=:13]
[OUT Q=...run and gun type game"]
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[S-Boards]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Sports Logo]


Another big weekend of football on Your Hometown Station.
[GRAPHIC=Pinnacle Page 13043]


Notre Dame and Navy kick it off at noon followed by the Auburn and Florida game.
[GRAPHIC=Pinnacle Page 13041]


And on Sunday at noon we'll have the Baltimore Washington game at Fed Ex field in Landover.


[Promo]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=kwe]
[TAPE#=]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The debate over Interstate 73 continues tonight.
Results of an independent study of the economic impact the interstate could have will be released tonight.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith/Jean Newsroom;]


Jean Jadhon is in the newsroom with more on that.
[LIVE= Jean FULL/Newsroom]
[SUPER=@Jean1]


Over the summer Doctor Emily Manetta studied the economic impact communities could face with I-73.
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[VO-NAT 00-18 1:28:29]

Tonight folks will have a chance to hear the benefits and costs the project may have.
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[LIVE= Jean FULL/Newsroom]


The presentation is open to the public and begins at 7 in the Patrick Henry High School auditorium.
[DOUBLE BOXES= Keith and Jean/Newsroom;]

We'll bring you the details of the study tonight on News 7 at 11.