[1-News-Head]

[TALENT=Keith]

Murder in Bedford County. The suspect is a 17-year old who lived with the victim.
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[V/O-NAT]
Also on NEWS 7 tonight: mapping the crime scene. The A-T-F brings new technology to bear on a five year old fire investigation.
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[Sports-Head]


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


In sports, NASCAR Winston Cup Champion Bobby Labonte is in New York and will talk about his recent title.
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[LIVE=Mike Full/Microwave]
(MIKE AD LIBS HEAD LINE)
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[WX-Head]
[TALENT=Robin]
[SS=None]


Forecast continues to look chilly with more clouds and than over the next few days. Details and our mid-week WeatherSchool question just ahead.

[Video-Open]


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



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[SOT NEIGHBOR INTERVIEW]
[IN Q=It's]
[RUNS=:02]
[OUT Q=It's devastating.]
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[VO-NAT]


A Bedford County man was killed and a 17- year- old charged with murder in an early morning shooting.
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[ANCHOR=Keith]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]

Good evening, I'm Keith Humphry.

[Bedford-Murder]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=00-38 TC1:27:47]
[GRAPHIC=Murder]


The shooting ocurred shortly before six this morning at a home on Johnson Mountain Road near Huddleston.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Bedford Co.]


Deputies and members of the rescue squad found 43- year- old Peter Martinez (MAR-tin-nez) lying on the bedroom floor.
He had been shot in the head.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=The tac team]
[SUPER=01-Lt. Ricky Gardner/Bedford Co. Sheriff's Dept.]
[RUNS=:20]
[OUT Q=he came outside.]
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[ANCHOR=Keith ]
[GRAPHIC=HOLD]


Authorities have not identified the juvenile suspect, but they confirm he lived in the home.
Neighbors say the victim shared the house with his wife Dawn, and his 17- year- old son Eric. Dawn Martinez was not injured.
The suspect is charged with first degree murder and attempted capital murder. He is being held in the Lynchburg Detention Home.

[Goins]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-42 TC1:41:01]
[GRAPHIC=Chris Goins]


Christopher C- Goins (GO-inns) will die by lethal injection tonight, unless Governor Jim Gilmore intervenes.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/October 1994;]


Six years ago, Goins killed five members of his pregnant girlfriend's family, wounded his girlfriend and her daughter, and killed the fetus she was carrying.
It was the worst mass murder in Richmond history.
Goins turned 27 yesterday.
His execution is scheduled for nine P-M.
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[Stewart-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=khu]
[TAPE#=00-40 TC1:40:05]
[GRAPHIC=Fire Invest.]


Fire officials believe they may know who set the fire that killed a woman and her grandchildren five years ago.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


They spent the day taking measurements for a map of the house on Stewart Avenue that may demonstrate HOW the fire was set.
It's cutting- edge technology called Forensic Mapping.
A-T-F agents who helped piece together the Columbine shooting in Colorado are part of this team of investigators.
They'll produce a digital drawing, a three- dimensional, computer model of the crime scene that'll illustrate how the fire progressed.
[SUPER=04-January 1996]


Christine Duncan and the Leftwich children died in the blaze that was originally blamed on a faulty space heater.
A year ago- -after the insurance claims were settled and Patricia Leftwich got her money- -fire investigators said they'd uncovered evidence that suggests the fire was deliberately set.
A police spokeswoman would not comment on possible suspects tonight.
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[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

[D'ville-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-54 TC12:55]
[GRAPHIC=]


[WIPE WIPE WIPE WIPE]

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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville]


A house in Danville caught fire this morning.
Flames were coming through the roof of the home at 33 Mitchell Court when firefighters arrived.
They brought it under control in about half an hour.
No one was hurt.
Officials say it appears ashes from a cigarette started the fire.
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[Emergency-Landing]


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


A United Express jet traveling from Roanoke to Chicago had to make an emergency landing this morning.
The plane had engine trouble and landed at Yeager Airport near Charleston West Virginia.
The plane landed safely with no problems and no injuries.
The passengers took off on another United Express plane about a half hour later.

[Water-Main]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6p]
[WRITER=jmc]
[TAPE#=00-34 TC2:01:50]
[GRAPHIC=Water main break]


Classes ended early for a Roanoke middle school today.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Students at James Madison Middle School left just before noon because of a water main break.
A 12-inch pipe broke about 5:30 this morning, cutting service to the school and dozens of customers in southwest Roanoke.
Brambleton Avenue was blocked off while crews made repairs.
The road re-opened about two hours ago.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Keith]
[SS=NONE]


Governor Gilmore says he's about to make good on his promise of more teachers for Virginia's classrooms.
That's still ahead on News 7.
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[VO-NAT]


And construction's underway on a new home for the man who spent three days trapped under his outhouse.
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[BWX-Union]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=jmi]
[TAPE#=00-51 TC20:04]
[GRAPHIC=BWX Technologies]


The latest effort to unionize workers at a major Lynchburg employer is focusing largely on insurance costs for retirees.
Earlier efforts to unionize at B-W-X Technologies have not been successful, but retired employees say their recent experience should change some minds.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jen/Microwave;]


Jennifer Miele is in Lynchburg tonight with the story.
[LIVE=Jennifer full/Microwave]
[SUPER=@Jennifer1;]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg]


Keith, B-W-X is a billion dollar military supplier.
The company raised insurance premiums for retirees, and cut overtime and vacation pay.
Now some employees say unionizing may keep the company from changing anything else.
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[IN Q=Nat Sound]
[SUPER=03-Campbell Co.;:00]
[SUPER=01-William Wills/B&W Retiree;:12]
[SUPER=01-George Waksmunski/U. E. W.;:29]
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[OUT Q=confrontation and division]

(([NAT SOUND] [RUNS04]
Babcock and Wilcox retiree William Wills says his insurance premiums have jumped from 14 dollars per month to 11 HUNDRED dollars per month. [tc:00:48:13]
[SOT]
[IN Q=Now I had to drop]

((WILLIAM WILLS: NOW I HAD TO DROP MY WIFE BECAUSE I COULDN'T AFFORD TO PAY INSURANCE ON BOTH OF US. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN $659 A MONTH.))
[OUT Q=a month.]

[RUNS08]
Wills rallied today in support of a union. At his side was a union organizer from the United Electrical, Radio and Machine workers of America.
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[tc:00:55:24]
[IN Q=Five corporate officers]

((GEORGE WAKSMUNSKI: FIVE CORPORATE OFFICERS GOT TWO AND A HALF MILLION DOLLAR BONUSES WHICH ATE UP MOST OF THE 21 MILLION THEY MADE WHEN THEY CUT THESE RETIREE'S HEALTH CARE.))
[OUT Q=these retiree's health care.]

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A union, retirees say, would force B-W-X to the bargaining table. They hope it will lead to more secure overtime and vacation pay for curent workers and help them avoid similar insurance problems when THEY retire. [tc:00:56:07]
[SOT]
[IN Q=We believe the improvement]

((WE BELIEVE THAT THE IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE COULD MAKE AT THE PLANT BARGAINING FOR THE CURRENT EMPLOYEES WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE RETIREES. HOW CAN THEY GIVE TO ONE AND NOT THE OTHER?)) [RUNS10]
[OUT Q=not the other?]


The company says its employees are among the highest paid in Central Virginia -- and the changes in benefits occurred several years ago during a period of government cutbacks.
The company also says pay and benefits are a result of meeting customer needs through teamwork, not through confrontation and division.))
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[LIVE=Jennifer full/Microwave]
[SUPER=05-Lynchburg;]


About half of current B-W-X employees have expressed interest in Unionizing.
[DOUBLE BOXES=Keith & Jennifer/Microwave;]


They'll vote on the matter within the next few months.

[Winesett]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=00-37 TC1:50:36]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A Wythe County man who was trapped under his outhouse for three days last August is getting a new house out of his ordeal.
Marya Jones checked in on Coolidge Winesett.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=Four months]
[SUPER=03-Wytheville; :00]
[SUPER=07-Coolidge Winesett; :11 QUICK!]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co.; :18]
[SUPER=03-Wythe Co./August; :30]
[SUPER=01-Maxine Waller/VA Water Project Local Director; :51]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:19]
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[OUT Q=MJN7, Wythe County.]

(( Four months after his tumble through the outhouse floor, Coolidge Winesett is spending his days in a Wytheville assisted living home.
But his own home is never far from his thoughts.
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[SOT 15:59:37 - :40]

((COOLIDGE WINESETT: I FEEL PRETTY GOOD, BUT I'D LIKE TO BE AT HOME. )) [RUNS:03]
Next month, the 75-year-old World War Two veteran will move into a new home.
It's about half-built on the site of his old one.
It's a 43-thousand-dollar house that he's getting for free -- thanks to state grants through the Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project.
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[SOT 15:59:45 - :47]

((COOLIDGE WINESETT: THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME.)) [RUNS:01]
When Winesett went out to use the 50-year-old privy one night last August, the floorboards broke, leaving him trapped for three days.
For more than two months after the accident, checks and cash flowed in from around the country -- about three-thousand dollars in all.
Winesett plans to use the money to buy furniture and a front porch where he can play his fiddle.
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[SOT 16:06:50 - :53]

((COOLIDGE WINESETT: AT LEAST I WON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT FALLING DOWN IN THE GROUND NO MORE.)) [RUNS:03]
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[SOT 16:24:09 - :17]

((MAXINE WALLER: MR. WINESETT WHEN HE FELL IN THE PRIVY, IT WAS A TRAGEDY, BUT OUT OF THAT TRAGEDY, WE'VE HAD A MIRACLE. )) [RUNS:08]
Local Virginia Water Project director Maxine Waller says Winesett's accident has compelled others without indoor plumbing to seek help.
She estimates there are about 38 homes in Ivanhoe that still lack plumbing.
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[SOT 16:26:12 - :19]

((MAXINE WALLER: WE'RE HEARING FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF NEEDS AND IT'S BROUGHT OUT BECAUSE OF THE INCIDENT WITH MR. WINESETT.)) [RUNS:07]
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[SU 2:59:20 - :30] ((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: IN ABOUT FOUR TO SIX WEEKS, COOLIDGE WINESETT WILL START THE NEW YEAR IN HIS NEW HOME. AND THE FIRST THING HE PLANS TO DO IN IT IS HAVE A HOMECOMING PARTY. MJN7, WYTHE COUNTY.)) [RUNS:10]))

[Minority-Business]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=00-43 TC58:33]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Governor Jim Gilmore made headlines and earned the scorn of some state workers over the summer with a 50-thousand dollar severance package for an appointee whose agency was in chaos, according to a state audit.
Today, the state Department of Minority Business Enterprise made a new 50- thousand dollar headline.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond;]


The department helped secure its first 50- thousand loan to a Richmond vocational training school.
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[SOT 02:32]
[IN Q=Even though]

((MARGARET KNIGHT/MINORITY ENTREPRENEUR: EVEN THOUGH I KNOW THE AGENCY HAS HAD PROBLEMS IN THE PAST...I RECEIVED JUST TOP QUALITY SERVICE.))
[SOT 15:16:10]

((ALLEGRA MCCULLOUGH/DEPT. OF MINORITY BUS. ENTERPRISE: TO BE PERFECTLY HONEST, I DON'T EVEN WANT TO DWELL ON THAT.
BECAUSE WE ARE MOVING FORWARD AND WE ARE DOING SO WELL. AND WE JUST REALLY WANT THE COMMONWEALTH TO FEEL AS THOUGH THEY ARE WELCOME HERE AND THAT WE HAVE WONDERFUL SERVICES TO OFFER THEM. AND THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT WE CAN CONCENTRATE ON TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THE REASON THAT THIS AGENCY EXISTS IS DONE. THAT'S OUR ONLY CHARGE. NO BACKWARD LOOKS AT ALL.))
[SUPER=01-Margaret Knight/Minority Entrepreneur; :00]
[SUPER=01-Allegra McCullough/Dept. of Minority Bus. Enterprise; :13]
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[OUT Q=looks at all.]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;]


The Gilmore administration says Linda Byrd-Harden provided three months of consulting services after her negotiated ouster in August, "mostly from her home office."
Her historically generous severance package has spurred some lawmakers to promise legislation to curb such deals.
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[Stocks]


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


Wall Street's rally didn't last long. [TAKE DOW & NASDAQ PAGE]
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[SUPER=x5000;]
[SUPER=440-y/233.59/10665.13/y/93.04/2796.76;]


The DOW plunged 234 points today, NASDAQ dropped 93.
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[SOL-Questions]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=ejo]
[TAPE#=00-39 TC1:27:52]
[GRAPHIC=Standards of Learning]


You can now see the Standards of Learning test questions for yourself.
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[VO-NAT]

[NO SUPER]
Virginia's Department of Education has put last spring's English, math and science questions on the Internet .. along with answers and an explanation of each question's purpose.
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[TAKE WEB WATCH FS]
For a direct link to the S-O-L question site, log onto to WDBJ7-dot-com, and click "Webwatch."
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[Gilmore-Education]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=equ]
[TAPE#=None]
[GRAPHIC=Jim Gilmore]


Governor Jim Gilmore is two weeks away from unveiling the final budget of his term.
Tomorrow, an administration source tells NEWS 7, the Governor will announce he's kept his promise to fund four thousand new teachers.
[SS=VA Budget]


In previous budgets, the Governor had given localities money for about 39- hundred new teachers.
His new budget will cover the final 100 teachers.
He will also reportedly announce a budget item that will allow students who "narrowly fail" the S-O-L tests to immediately retake them in that academic year.

[School-Truancy]


[ANCHOR=Keith]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=00-41 TC59:53]
[GRAPHIC=None]

Truancy is a problem for many schools systems but Lynchburg is trying to gain the upper hand.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Lynchburg;]

The school system unveiled a new program this afternoon called "the goal for you is one eighty two." That's the number of days in a school year. The program reaches out to the community. School officials will contact business owners and others to urge them to speak out about the importance of students staying in school. They say this is especially important with S-O-L testing.
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[SOT 00:01:39]
[IN Q=If you're ]

((ANNE BOND-GENTRY/LYNCHBURG SCHOOLS: IF YOU'RE NOT IN SCHOOL YOU'RE MISSING INFORMATION AND YOU NEED TO DO WELL ON THOSE TESTS.))
[SUPER=01-Anne Bond-Gentry/Lynchburg Schools;]
[RUNS=05]
[OUT Q=those tests.]
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[VO-NAT]

School officials say students who skip school are also likely to get into trouble. They invite anyone who feels a student is truant to contact the main office for Lynchburg city schools.
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[Sports Tease]


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


Lee Suggs will talk about his Dudley award trophy he brought home last night as the Commonwealth's top college football player.
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[MIKE STEVENS WILL ADLIB TEASE FROM SALEM CIVIC CENTER]


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[S-Live]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-82]
[GRAPHIC=FFE]


Our 17th annual Friday Football Extra awards banquet kicks off tonight over at the Salem Civic Center. [DOUBLE BOX TOSS TO MIKE] Mike Stevens is here to wet our appetites with what's instore for some very special football players tonight. Mike.
[SUPER=@MIKE1;]
[SUPER=05-Salem; ]


[MIKE WILL AD LIB INTO INTERVIEW WITH WILLIS WHITE.]
[SUPER=01-Willis White/Salem Head Football Coach; :]


[PLEASE B-ROLL OVER SECOND WILLIS WHITE ANSWER]
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Division Four State Championship; :00]
[RUNS=:25]
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[MIKE WILL ADLIB INTO POSSIBLE INTERVIEW WITH RUSTBURG COACH---IF COACH IS NOT THERE, THEN PLEASE STILL USE THE B-ROLL

OVER MIKE TALKING ABOUT RUSTBURG]

[SUPER=01-Mike Sharnus/Rustburg Head Football Coach; :]



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[TAPE IS SP-88!!!!!!!!!!!!]
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Harrisonburg/Division Three State Championship; :]
[RUNS=:25]
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[SUPER=@Mike1; :]
[SUPER=05-Salem; ;]



[MIKE THEN AD LIBS AND TOSSES BACK TO STEVE.][S-Suggs]


[ANCHOR=steve]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=sma]
[TAPE#=SP-87 11:27]
[GRAPHIC=Dudley Award]


Suggs's trophy case is indeed filling up quickly. He's the only sophomore to win the prestigious award in it's 11 year history.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond/Last Night; :00]


Lee was a unanimous choice over second place recipient Byron Thweatt, a senior linebacker from UVa. Nine of the 10 Dudley award winners have gone on to the NFL, a humbling fact to Suggs.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="It]
[SUPER=01-Lee Suggs/2000 Dudley Award Winner; :00]
[SUPER=01-Byron Thweatt/2nd in Dudley Voting; :06]
[SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :12]
[RUNS=:31]
[OUT Q=....outside the football field"]
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[S-Labonte]


[ANCHOR=Steve]
[NEWSCAST=Six]
[WRITER=dal]
[TAPE#=sp-80 tc 42:17]
[GRAPHIC=labonte]


Winston Cup Points Champion Bobby Labonte has left the track for the fast pace life of the Big Apple...well at least for the next few days.
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[VO-NAT]


Labonte is on whirl wind tour of New York City for Champion's week.
Today he made stops at Grand Centeral Station, Yankee Stadium and the Stock Exchange.
Labonte says it's finally starting to sink in that he's won the championship.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=it's just been]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/Winston Cup Champion;]
[RUNS=12]
[OUT Q=working at it]

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