[1-News-Head]

[ANCHOR= Teresa]

Just ahead on NEWS 7 at six...
Fire forces the temporary closure of a local business....
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[VO-NAT]

while dry conditions keep firefighters busy in the New River Valley as well as the Highlands.
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[Sports-Head]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Head]
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And coming up in sports, The 49-ers beat the Panthers in overtime that plus scores from the National Football League.
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[VO-NAT]


And Jeff Gordon finishes sixth in the NAPA 500 to claim his fourth Winston Cup Points championship.
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[WX-Head]
[ANCHOR=Jacey]
[SS=None]


More warm weather in store for the new week but a cool down is right around the corner and a very small chance for some precipitation finally sneaks its way into the forecast!

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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=Video Open]
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[VO-NAT]

Fire at a New River Valley furniture plant forces the company to shut down for repairs....
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[GRAPHIC=News7at6]


Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton .

[Pulaski-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-55 TC-23:37]
[GRAPHIC=Fire]

The fire at Pulaski Furniture in downtown Pulaski broke out just before 5:30 this morning.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Pulaski]

Firefighters arrived to find flames shooting from the roof. Investigators believe the fire started from a spark in the dust bin system. Right now, damage estimates top 200- thousand dollars. Company officials say the incident will require the manufacturing plants at the Pulaski complex to be closed for the upcoming week.
However, office and salaried personnel are asked to report to work.
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[Montgomery-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=01-48 TC-1:21:30]
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Fire crews have also remained busy today putting out several forest fires across Southwest Virginia.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.]


One fire in the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest that started yesterday has, so far, consumed nearly 130 acres.
It's burning in Montgomery County in the Craig's Creek area, close to the Applachian Trail.
The fire is contained at this hour but is not completely under a control.
Firefighters believe someone deliberately set this fire.
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[SOT 1:07:21]
[IN Q=You can never be 100-percent]

((CINDY SCHIFFER: YOU CAN NEVER BE 100-PERCENT SURE BUT WE'RE ABOUT 99-PERCENT SURE BOTH OF THESE RECENT FIRES WERE CAUSED BY ARSON.))
[SUPER=01-Cindy Schiffer/Firefighter]
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[OUT Q=were caused by arson]
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[VO-NAT]


Crews have had trouble containing this fire.
Flames typically jump the fire line but in this case it has burned under the line.
Firefighters say the extremely dry conditions are to blame.
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[SOT 1:07:44]
[IN Q=We havent had any]

((CINDY SCHIFFER/FIREFIGHTER: WE HAVEN'T HAD ANY RAIN FOR A LONG TIME AND OTHER THAN A FEW RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS PREDICTED FOR MONDAY OR TUESDAY AND THE LONG TERM FORECASTS AT LEAST THE ONES WE'VE BEEN GETTING, IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THERE IS ANY RELIEF ANYTIME SOON.))
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[OUT Q=anytime soon]
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[VO-NAT]


It will take several days before this fire is completely under control.
Nearly fifty firefighters will remain on the mountain tonight to keep the flames contained.
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[Alleghany-Fire]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6 PM]
[WRITER=jus]
[TAPE#=none]
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Another forest fire, this one in Alleghany County, is nearly contained.
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[TAKE MAP FS #1001]


The fire broke out just before three o'clock this afternoon on Little Mountain.
It's burning in the Low Moor area, just east of Covington and a mile south of I-64.
The fire has consumed more than two acres so far.
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[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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Fire crews expect more problems tomorrow since wind gusts are forecasted between 15 and 20 miles per hour.
Tomorrow is also the start of deer season for firearms.
The National Forest Service reminds hunters and everyone for that matter that a state fire ban remains in effect.[Dan

ville-911]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
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[!!ANCHOR TAG ON PINNACLE!!]
A simple phone call today could one day save your life.
The city of Danville is the latest in the state to launch a program that takes your medical information in advance of an emergency.
Justin McLeod has the 4-1-1 on this new 9-1-1 improvement.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Nat sound of Ruby showing her bottles of medicine]
[SUPER=03-Danville; :00]
[SUPER=01-Ruby Foster/Danville Resident; :16]
[SUPER=01-Doug Young/Danville Emergency Services; :43]
[SUPER=@justin1; 1:10]
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[OUT Q=JM, News 7, Danville]

((((NAT SOUND OF RUBY SHOWING HER BOTTLES OF MEDICINE))
It's a way of life for Ruby Foster.
She takes medication for diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and a heart condition.
It sometimes leads to a 9-1-1 call and a trip to the hospital.
[SOT 13:19]
[IN Q=I had fluid on my lungs]

((RUBY FOSTER/DANVILLE RESIDENT: I HAD FLUID ON MY LUNGS IN 99. I HAD TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL. AND THEY HAD TO WAIT UNTIL THEY FOUND OUT EVERYTHING.))
[Runs= 07]
[OUT Q=found out everything]


But that's now changed, thanks to a new program.
It's called the special needs initative.
It works when you tell 9-1-1 in advance what responders should be aware of during an emergency.
That could be a disability, a medical condition, or a problem with mobility.
[SOT 1:54]
[IN Q=If we know that there is]

((DOUG YOUNG/EMERGENCY SERVICES: IF WE KNOW THAT THERE IS A BED RIDDEN PERSON IN A HOUSE THATS ON FIRE WE CAN TELL THE FIREFIGHTERS WHILE THEY'RE ENROUTE THAT THERE'S A BED RIDDEN PERSON IN THE BACK RIGHT BEDROOM AND THEN GO IMMEDIATELY TO THAT PLACE AND RESCUE THAT PERSON.))
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[OUT Q=rescue that person]


Here's how you sign up.
You must first fill out this form.
Dispatchers then enter your information into a computer.
If you ever call 9-1-1, that information then automatically pops up on the screen.
[SOT 19:02]
[IN Q=The city eventually plans to]

((JUSTIN McLEOD/REPORTING: THE CITY EVENTUALLY PLANS TO EXPAND THE PROGRAM TO WORK IN SITUATIONS LIKE A NATURAL DISASTER. FOR EXAMPLE, IF A FLOOD WERE TO HIT, 9-1-1 OPERATORS CAN CALL THOSE PEOPLE ON THE LIST TO WARN THEM OF THE POTENTIAL FLOOD AS WELL AS CHECK ON THEM ONCE IT HITS.))
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[OUT Q=once it hits]

((NAT SOUND OF DISPATCHER; 11:21))
Danville is not alone, localities all across the state have similar programs like this one.
[SOT 12:30]
[IN Q=I think its wonderful]

((RUBY FOSTER/DAVNILLE RESIDENT: I THINK ITS WONDERFUL. I THINK IT MAY SAVE YOUR LIFE IF THEY KNOW WHAT TO DO WHEN THEY COME PICK YOU UP.))
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[OUT Q=come pick you up]


And for that Ruby believes this program will be a sweeping success. (SHOT OF RUBY SWEEPING)
Justin McLeod, News 7, Danville.))
[ANCHOR=Teresa]


If you would like to sign up for Danville's special needs program
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[TAKE PHONE NUM. FS #1000ESSC]

you can call 434- 799-6535 Monday through Friday from nine in the morning until four.
You are asked "NOT" to call 9-1-1 unless it's an emergency.
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[AAA-Winter]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=01-53 TC-30:42]
[GRAPHIC=Winter Preparedness]

You may not need to get out that winter jacket just yet, but now might be the best time to get your car ready for winter...
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[VO-NAT - 7.5]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]

Officials with Triple-A say if you don't get your car checked out now, you may regret it on a cold winter morning...
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[SOT - 10:11]
[IN Q=There was a slogan years ago...]

((RANDY GREEN/AAA; THERE WAS A SLOGAN YEARS AGO THAT SAID YOU CAN PAY ME NOW OR PAY ME LATER, AND THE REFENCE TO THAT WAS YOU CAN PAY FOR CAR MAINTENANCE NOW, THAT MIGHT COST YOU 50-75 DOLLARS, BASIC MAINTENANCE, OR IF YOU IGNORE THAT IT MAY COST YOU 4-600 DOLLARS OR MORE DOWN THE ROAD.))
[SUPER=01-Randy Green/AAA]
[RUNS=18]
[OUT Q=or more down the road.]
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[VO-NAT - 12+]

Triple-A suggests that you get your battery checked now, before cold winter nights drain its charge. And just in case, you may want to purchase an emergency kit, with an ice-scraper, a flashlight, and a blanket.
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[Tease#1]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead on News 7 at 6, despite gains in the war in Afghanistan,
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[VO-NAT]

U-S military leaders say the war against terrorism must continue. More on that in just a few minutes, but first still no good chance of rain. Let's get the forecast from Jacey...
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[Update-Afghanistan]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Operation Enduring Freedom]

Even with the collapse of the Taliban in much of Afghanistan... U-S officials say this war is NOT over. That word from Security of State Colin Powell. Meanwhile-- opposition forces say the Taliban have offered to surrender in another northern city. Teri Okita has more.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=141-Northern Afghanistan; :00]
[SUPER=141-Condoleezza Rice/National Security Advisor; 1:04]
[SUPER=141-Teri Okita/CBS News; 1:26]
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[OUT Q=CBS News...]

(((nats - bombing) ON THE HEAVIEST DAY YET, OF U-S BOMBING IN AFGHANISTAN, THERE'S WORD OF A POSSIBLE SURRENDER BY THE TALIBAN. AFGHAN OPPOSITION FORCES SAY TALIBAN TROOPS HAVE OFFERED TO GIVE UP THE KEY NORTHERN CITY OF KUHN-dooz. BUT ONLY IF THE SAFETY OF 'NON-AFGHANS FIGHTING FOR THE TALIBAN' IS GUARANTEED.

(nats - us warplanes)

DESPITE THE POSSIBLE PACT, U-S B-52'S ARE DROPPING HUGE FIREBALLS ON TALIBAN TARGETS. WITH OSAMA BIN LADEN STILL ON THE RUN, AMERICAN COMMANDERS SAY THE CAMPAIGN TO CRUSH THE TERRORIST NETWORK IS FAR FROM OVER.
(Condoleezza Rice, National Security Advisor SOT: 9:01:53 "Al-Qaida has

got to be broken up, its leadership has got to be found and Osama bin Laden has got to be found.")
AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF A COUNTRY RAVAGED BY WAR, SOME AFGHANI'S ARE FINDING A NEW WAY TO ESCAPE.
(nats - tv store)

IN KABUL, TELEVISION IS A NEW FOUND FREEDOM. IT WAS FORBIDDEN, UNDER THE TALIBAN RULE.
(nats-cinema)

LOCAL CINEMAS ARE REOPENING AFTER A SIX-YEAR BAN, IMPOSED BY THE TALIBAN REGIME. STILL, SOME FEAR THE TALIBAN MAY RETURN, AND PUNISH THOSE, LIVING THIS NEW WAY OF LIFE.
(RICE SOT: 9:05:54 "This has been a terrible period under the Taliban

and it seems that a number of elements understand that Afghanistan may have a new chance and they really want to be a part of that new chance.")
UNTIL A 'NEW GOVERNMENT' IS IN PLACE, THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES FOR THE AFGHAN PEOPLE. BUT THE NORTHERN ALLIANCE 'HAS AGREED' TO TAKE PART IN U-N BROKERED TALKS ON FORMING A POST-TALIBAN ADMINISTRATION.

))

[Tease#2]
[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[SS=NONE]

Still ahead, Bobby Labonte takes the checkered flag, but Jeff Gordon takes the Winston Cup Championship...
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[VO-NAT]

but before that, we'll have some ideas on how to keep your skin healthy in the coming winter months. Stay with us, there's more to come on News 7 at 6.
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[Healthy-Living]


[ANCHOR=Teresa]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=jsu]
[TAPE#=5-01-01, 1:21:02]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Dry skin can be a problem when the temperatures begin to drop. Tonight-- Joy Sutton has some tips to keep your skin glowing during the winter months.
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[SOT ]
[IN Q=Today we're going to be talking]
[SUPER=@Joy1;00]
[SUPER=03-Salem;07]
[SUPER=01-Dr. Gary Gross/Lewis-Gale Clinic;18]
[RUNS=2:39]
[OUT Q=I'm Joy Sutton with Healthy Living]

((Today we're going to be talking about ways to care for your skin during the winter months....I'm Joy Sutton with Healthy Living))

[Sports Tease]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=Sports Tease]
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And coming up in sports, Jeff Gordon is the Winston Cup Points champion Roanoke College is the champion of the Salem Bank and Trust tournament.
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[VO-NAT]


And the Hokies of Virginia Tech claimed state bragging rights with a solid win over Virginia in Charlottesville yesterday.
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[S-Race]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-108 (24:23)]
[GRAPHIC=Atlanta Logo]


Hendrick Motor sports won the points championship and was just a half lap short of winning the NAPA 500 as Jerry Nadeau ran out of gas opening the door for Bobby Labonte to win the race.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Hampton, GA/NBC SPORTS; :]


Last weeks winner Bill Elliott passes Dave Blaney to move into third place on the track early in the race.
Points leader Jeff Gordon would work his way to the front and earn the bonus points he needed to finish only 34-th to claim the points championship.
But Dale Earnhardt Jr., who started on the pole, would make his way back to the front and he was the leader at the halfway mark.
Ricky Craven, who was chasing Little E for the lead in second place had transmission problems and was forced to take his car to the garage area.
Jeff Gordon was running sixth when he crossed the line with just over 10 laps to go to capture his fourth Winston Cup points title.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="All the guys]
[SUPER=01-Jeff Gordon/2001 Winston Cup Points Champion; :]
[RUNS=:16]
[OUT Q=........known it today."]
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[VO-NAT]


Nadeau ran out of gas with a half a lap to go and Bobby Labonte took the checkered flag winning the NAPA 500.
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[SOT]
[IN Q="His car...]
[SUPER=01-Bobby Labonte/NAPA 500 Winner; :]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=.....can get em."]
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[S-Maroons]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-103 (1:26:57)]
[GRAPHIC=Roanoke Logo]


Roanoke College faced Wesley today in the championship of the Salem Bank and Trust tournament.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Salem/Roanoke vs Wesley; :]


The Maroons would dominate the first half.
Jason Graffam gets the Maroons on the board when he spots up and hits the jumper for 2.
Then the Maroons Kenny Harrell picks up the loose ball and he takes it in for the score as the Maroons built up a big lead.
[SUPER=33-Roanoke/85/Wesley/63/;]


Roanoke's Josh Foster misses this jumper but Heath Puckett is there for the tip in and Roanoke goes on to win it 85 to 63.
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[S-UVA]


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


Virginia won its second straight basketball game this afternoon at U-Hall. Roger Mason Junior scored 20 as the Cavaliers beat East Tennessee State 85 to 62.
The Cavs are 2 and 0.


[S-Panthers]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=rst]
[TAPE#=SP-105 (1:54:12)]
[GRAPHIC=Panthers/niners]


San Francisco scored on a field goal in overtime for a 25 to 22 win over Carolina.
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Charlotte, NC/FOX SPORTS; :]


The Panthers led 7 to nothing in the first quarter then in the second Jeff Garcia hooks up with J.J. Stokes on the 14 yard T-d pass play to tie the score at 7.
Then trailing 10 to 7 San Francisco quarterback Jeff Garcia goes to the air and hits Stokes again this time on the 11 yard touchdown strike and the Niners led 14 to 13.
[SUPER=32-Carolina//San Francisco//;]


The Panthers rallied in the fourth quarter Chris Weinke hooks up with tight end Wesley Walls on the 24 yard T-D but the Panthers lose it in overtime 25 to 22.
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[S-NFL]


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


Baltimore's Shannon Sharpe set an N-F-L record for career catches by a tight end today. He passed Ozzie Newsome with a 29 yard reception during Baltimore's game against the Cleveland Browns.
Sharpe's first catch of the game gave him 663 career receptions one more than Newsome had during his Hall of Fame career with the Browns.
And here are today's N-F-L scores.
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[S-Hokies]


[ANCHOR=Roy]
[NEWSCAST=6pm]
[WRITER=mst]
[TAPE#=SP-107 2132TC]
[GRAPHIC=TECH FB]


As a result of yesterday's 31-to-17 win over Virginia, the Virginia Tech Hokies are now ranked 15-th and 16-th in the latest college football polls. Mike Stevens has more on the significance of yesterday's win.
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[SOT]
[IN Q=FIRST AUDIO]
[SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Yesterday; :00]
[SUPER=01-Billy Hite/Began Coaching at VT in 1978; :17]
[SUPER=01-Ben Taylor/VT Senior Linebacker; :37]
[SUPER=01-Chad Beasley/VT Senior Defensive Tackle; :48]
[SUPER=@mike1; :58]
[SUPER=01-Al Groh/UVa Head Coach; 1:36]
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[OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."]
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