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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
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Coming up on news seven at six one of the northbound lanes on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County is closed due to an accident.
And area residents prepare for tomorrow's million man march.

Sports-Head


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NONE


In sports, Mike Stevens will have a live report from the Martinsville Speedway and the Indianapolis Colts win their third game in a row.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Kimberly
SS=None


You had to hang onto something sturdy today-- as winds gusted up to 30 miles an hour at times.
More sunny, breezy weather as we head into the work week.

81-Ax


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-83
GRAPHIC=None


One of the northbound lanes on Interstate 81 in Montgomery County remains closed at this hour due to a tractor trailer accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


About 2-30 this afternoon, the tractor trailer overturned at the 1-23 milemarker between Christiansburg and Ironto.
Traffic is moving slowly and is backed up for about five miles.
Police expect the lane to be blocked off for another three hours.
State Police say the truck, hauling fabric, was apparently cut off by a car.
The car left the scene.
The man driving the truck was transported to Montgomery Regional Hospital.
No word yet on his condition.
No charges have been filed.
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Million-Man


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#95-79
GRAPHIC=None


When a million black men march on Washington, D.C., hundreds of people from our area will be keeping pace.
Denise Allen caught up with some of the people heading up to the Capitol for tomorrow's march.
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IN Q=Washington is preparing
SUPER=01-Rev. Jimmie Hawkins/Grace Presbyterian Church;
SUPER=01-Minister Malvester X/Nation of Islam;
SUPER=03-Martinsville;
SUPER=@Denise1;
RUNS=:00
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((Washington is preparing for The Million Man march.
Members of the nation of Islam say a 60 block area will be corded off.
When the masses gather, these Virginians will be among them.
They say the march has grown to be more than a demonstration by Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam.
They say it's about bringing the black community together.
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SOT 11:06:36
IN Q= there's a lot

((REV. JIMMIE HAWKINS/GRACE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: THERE'S A LOT OF DESPAIR OUT THERE. A LOT OF HOPELESSNESS AND REALLY THIS IS TRYING TO PROVIDE HOPE TO THE COMMUNITY SAYING THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO.))
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OUT Q=WE CAN DO
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SOT 10:53:57
IN Q=BY MAKING THIS MARCH

((MINISTER MALVESTER X/NATION OF ISLAM: BY MAKING THIS MARCH IT'S TELLING THE WORLD WE ARE READY TO DO SOMETHING FOR OURSELVES AND THROUGH UNITY WE CAN DO ALL THINGS.))
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=ALL THINGS


Minister X hopes this march helps change society's view of black men.
He also hopes it helps black men look at themselves differently by raising their self esteem.
The participants of this march say they want it to spark a change and draw attention to issues hurting black men, such as unemployment and crimes committed against fellow blacks.
They say these issues affect the entire country.
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SOT 10:54:34
IN Q=caucasian people

((MINISTER MALVESTER X: CAUCASIAN PEOPLE ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE GOVERNMENT. EVERYBODY IS DISSATISFIED. BLACK MALES ARE PUSHED DOWN MORE NOW THAN EVER BEFORE.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=EVER BEFORE

STAND UP
Organizers call this a march for unity and empowerment.
But it also has drawn controversy.
Members of the Jewish community say Louis Farrakhan has a history of making anti-semitic remarks and the N-Double-A-C-P is one of several civil rights groups not supporting the march.
But the Reverend Jimmie Hawkins hopes the participants will become leaders, returning home to work on ways to make their communities better places to live.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Roanoke-Symphony


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-75
GRAPHIC=Wiley, David


Music lovers in the valley were able to get a peek today at the man who may be the next conductor of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


David Wiley held rehearsal this afternoon.
He's the first of five candidates going for the job.
He says his main focus will be community involvement.
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9 21 47 00 - 9 22 06 00
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IN Q=I think it's

((DAVID WILEY/CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR: I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRAS EDUCATE THEIR AUDIENCE THROUGH PRE CONCERT LECTURES, GOING AROUND THE COMMUNITY GETTING PEOPLE EXCITED ABOUT CLASSICAL MUSIC. I THINK IT IS A CRUCIAL MISSION OF THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. ))
SUPER=01-David Wiley/RSO Conductor Candidate;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=the symphony orchestra.
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VO-NAT


Wiley also wants to plant roots in the area.
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9 13 26 00 - 9 13 51 00
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IN Q=My family recently moved

((DAVID WILEY: CANDIDATE FOR ROANOKE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONDUCTOR: MY FAMILY RECENTLY MOVED TO FLOYD COUNTY. WE'VE VISITED. WE LOVE THE AREA AND WOULD LOVE TO MAKE ROANOKE OUR HOME AND TO WORK WITH THE ORCHESTRA AND BUILD IT'S EDUCATION AND OUTREACH MISSION HERE IN THE AREA. ))
RUNS=:25
OUT Q=in the area.
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VO-NAT


Wiley auditions tomorrow night at eight O'Clock at the Roanoke Civic Center Auditorium.
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Church-Anniversary


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-72
GRAPHIC=None


Members of the First Baptist Church in Fincastle, say they're making history every day.
Today, Botetourt County's first African American church is celebrating its 164th anniversary.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Fincastle;


The congregation started in 18-31 in the basement of a white Baptist Church in Fincastle.
Sometime after 18-49 African Americans were allowed to form their own churches.
And in 18-66 this church was built by former slaves.
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SOT 11:15:09
IN Q=you look at

((MARY WILEY/CHURCH MEMBER: YOU LOOK AT ALL OF THESE THINGS AND THEY'RE GOING BACK TO HISTORY, NOT ALL OF THESE MODERN THINGS. WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO STAND AND SHOW SOME OF THE YOUNGER PEOPLE THAT OLDER THINGS KEEP GROWING AND GROWING UNTIL THEY COME INTO HISTORY.))
SUPER=01-Mary Wiley/Church Member;
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=INTO HISTORY.
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VO-NAT


This church has survived fire and a loss of members who left to find work after the industrial revolution.
But members say it's lasted and is the cornerstone of their community, largely due to the older members.
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SOT 10:56:30
IN Q=THIS A PRIME

((GWEN JOHNSON/CHURCH MEMBER: THIS IS PRIME EXAMPLE OF THAT AFRICAN PROVERB "IT TAKES A WHOLE COMMUNITY TO RAISE A CHILD." I THINK IF YOU LOOK AT THE MEMBERS OF THIS CHURCH NOW, EVERYBODY HAS ROOTS IN THIS COMMUNITY.))
SUPER=01-Gwen Johnson/Church Member;
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=in this community.
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VO-NAT


The congregation is currently looking for a new pastor.
They're hoping to find a new leader who will take them to their 200th anniversary and beyond.
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Tease#1

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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=NONE


Still to come on news 7 at six, The Y-W-C-A is promoting a week of awareness against violence.
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VO-NAT


And area retailers are hoping the cooler weather that is just around the corner will bring a boost in clothing sales.
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Kimberly in Wx Office
You could say the cooler weather is already here--
Northwesterly wind gusts up to 30 miles an hour kept daytime highs in the 50's and the 60's.
And tonight we'll see lows dropping into the 30's.
Scattered frost is a possibility-- especially in far southwest Virginia and the Greenbrier Valley.
All the chilly details-- plus the five- day forecast.
Please stay with us. MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Violence


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#95-74
GRAPHIC=None


Every ten minutes a victim seeks help from a Sexual Assault Crisis Center.
And every thirty-seven minutes a child is abused or neglected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The Y-W-C-A of Roanoke is promoting a week of awareness.
Nationally it's called a week without violence.
Today the Y-W-C-A started the week off by honoring the spirit and memory of those who died as the result of violence.
Members hope educating the public will help erase the stigma connected to victims of violence.
They also hope people will stop excepting violence as a way life.
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SOT 14:31:09
IN Q=We can open

((SALLY GRAVELY/YWCA COORDINATOR OF SPECIAL PROGRAMS: WE CAN OPEN OUR EYES. WE CAN STOP TURNING A DEAF EAR. IF WE HAVE A NEIGHBOR THAT WE KNOW IS BEING ABUSED, WE MIGHT BE THE ONE TO HELP THEM IF THEY CAN'T HELP THEMSELVES.))
SUPER=01-Sally Gravely/YWCA Coordinator of Special Programs;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=help themselves.
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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=None


The Y-W-C-A has scheduled a week of seminars and panel discussions on violence.
They are hoping these special events help people learn to live in peace.

Background-Checks


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-90
GRAPHIC=Prison Security


Virginia may start running background checks on anyone visiting prison inmates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Corrections officials say Virginia is rare among states that DON'T currently check criminal backgrounds for prison visitors.
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SOT 09:39:16
IN Q=The best way I can

((RAY GOMES/VA. CORRECTIONS DEPT.: THE BEST WAY I CAN PUT IT IS, YOU KNOW, WE ALL HAVE PRIVATE HOMES. AND AN INSTITUTION IS A HOME OR A PLACE WHERE INMATES ARE LIVING. AND YOU WOULDN'T OPEN YOUR DOOR AND LET A TOTAL STRANGER IN. OR YOU WOULD BE CAUTIOUS AND UNCOMFORTABLE IF YOU DID. AND ALL WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS MAKE SURE THAT WE KNOW WHO IN FACT IS VISITING INMATES.))
SUPER=01-Ray Gomes/Va. Corrections Dept.;
RUNS=:21
OUT Q=visiting inmates.
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VO-NAT


Advocates of inmate families say the new policy would just make it tougher on families.
SUPER=03-Richmond/May 19;


Already under the Allen Administration, some families have had to ride a bus to Texas to visit transferred inmates, and visiting hours have been cut down at some institutions.
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SOT 09:49:40
IN Q=I think

((I THINK ALL OF THESE EVENTS ARE CERTAINLY NOT VERY FAMILY FRIENDLY. AND MY POSITION, AND I THINK THE POSITION OF OUR ORGANIZATION IS THAT FAMILIES ARE A VERY COST-EFFECTIVE WAY OF HELPING TO SUPPORT INMATES AS THEY PREPARE FOR AND MAKE THAT TRANSITION INTO SOCIETY.))
SUPER=01-Susie White/Inmate Advocate;
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=into society.
TALENT=Ron
SS=HOLD


The new policy would mean background checks on 24- thousand inmates' 10- person visitor lists.
That's 240- thousand checks.
Corrections officials say they can do it with existing personnel and equipment, so the cost would be "minimal."

Retail


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#95-88
GRAPHIC=Business News


Last month, clothing sales jumped up a bit after August, which some analysts say was one of the worst months for apparel sales in recent years.
Beth Myer reports experts say the weather has something to do with the increased sales.
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IN Q=According to merchants
SUPER=03-Roanoke; :00
SUPER=00-Beth Myer/Reporting; :22 Quick!!
SUPER=01-Bruce Young/Davidsons Operations Manger; :27
SUPER=01-Tyler Pugh/Wheat First Securities; :54
RUNS=1:18
OUT Q=News 7.


(( According to merchants, the cooler, brisk fall temperatures bring more shoppers out to spend money.
In September, same store sales increased 3 percent over August sales, but retail analysts say the numbers were still poor compared to sales recorded in May, June and July.
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11 35 59 00 - 11 36 08 00
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IN Q=Some salesmen compare

((BETH MYER: SOME SALESMEN COMPARE WORKING IN RETAIL TO FARMING. THEY SAY THE VOLUME OF SALES OFTEN DEPENDS ON THE WEATHER AND COOLER TEMPERATURES IN THE FALL WILL DRIVE UP CLOTHING SALES.))
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OUT Q=up clothing sales.
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IN Q=We obviously can

((BRUCE YOUNG/DAVIDSONS OPERATIONS MANAGER: WE OBVIOUSLY CAN SELL TOP COATS AND HEAVIER GARMENTS NOW. AND WHEN YOU GET WARM FALL DAYS, PEOPLE ARE NOT AS INTERESTED IN THAT, LIKE THE FARMERS WE NEED GOOD WEATHER TO BE PRODUCTIVE IN OUR OWN TRADE. ))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=our own trade.

XXXX says business at Davidson's has been strong and sales last month were better than in September of 1995.
Analysts say while September was better than August for retail, the change was not robust.
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10 06 56 00 - 1- 07 06 00
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IN Q=Computer sales continue to be very strong and there are

((TYLER PUGH/WHEAT FIRST SECURITIES: COMPUTER SALES CONTINUE TO BE VERY STRONG AND THERE ARE SO MANY DOLLARS TO GO AROUND. THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE AS MUCH INTEREST IN APPAREL AS THERE IS IN OTHER SEGMENTS OF THE RETAIL MARKET.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=the retail market.


That means prices could be lower for the holidays. Inflation is running about 3-percent this year and analysts predict if merchants try to increase prices, they'll have to reduce them again to sell the merchandise. Beth Myer News 7.))
Tease#2

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ANCHOR=Ron
SS=none


Coming up,
Len Besthoff tells us what a leading economist has to say about the financial future.
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VO-NAT


David Orr of First Union Bank shares his long and short-term projections for the stock market.
Stay tuned.
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Orr


ANCHOR=Ron
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 95-87
GRAPHIC=None


If you've been wondering what to do with your money, you might want to listen to what David Orr has to say.
He's the most trusted economic experts for First Union, one of the largest banks in the country.
Orr spoke with Len Besthoff earlier this week.
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IN Q=If you're
SUPER=@File; :08
SUPER=01-David Orr/First Union Chief Economist; :17
SUPER=@Len2; :25
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.

(( If you're thinking about buying a car, or anything requiring a short term loan, David Orr has some good news.
The chief economist at First Union expects short term interest rates, like the prime rate, will drop from eight-point-seven-five-percent as the economy slows.
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SOT 05:32:07
IN Q=We think

((DAVID ORR/FIRST UNION CHIEF ECONOMIST: WE THINK BY THIS TIME NEXT YEAR, THAT'LL BE IN THE SEVEN-AND-A-HALF, EIGHT-PERCENT RANGE FOR THE PRIME, IN OTHER WORDS, ALMOST A POINT LOWER THAN IT IS NOW. ))
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RUNS=:08
OUT Q=than it is now.


Orr also warns against panicking when the Dow Jones Industrial Average drops more than fifty points in a day, like it did twice this week.
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SOT 05:35:59
IN Q=A 50 point

((ORR: A FIFTY POINT DROP WHEN THE DOW JONES IS AT A LEVEL OF 47-HUNDRED DOESN'T MEAN ANYWHERE NEAR THE SAME THING IT MEANT WHEN THE DOW JONES WAS AT 2000.))
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RUNS=:10
OUT Q=was at 2000.


But he does predict that in the near term we could see the market dip even further.
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SOT 05:36:25
IN Q=I personally

((ORR: I PERSONALLY THINK THE STOCK MARKET'S GONNA GO DOWN YOU KNOW MAYBE THREE OR FOUR HUNDRED POINTS OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, BUT THAT'S NOT A REASON TO GET TERRIBLY UPSET THIS JUST HAPPENS AS PART OF THE BUSINESS CYCLE.))
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RUNS=:14
OUT Q=business cycle.


Additionally, Orr believes that over the next ten years the Dow will hit the 10-thousand mark as baby boomers keep pouring their retirement money and their kids college money into mutual funds.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


And coming up, Mike Stevens will join us live from the Martinsville Speedway The Braves sweep while the Indians and Mariners are tied.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And the Indianapolis Colts are the hottest team in the National Football League.
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S-Niners


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-15
GRAPHIC=Niners/Colts


Chalk up another upset for the Indianapolis Colts. This afternoon the Colts beat San Francisco 18 to 17 for their third straight win.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Indianapolis, IN/FOX SPORTS; :


San Francisco took the lead in the second quarter when Steve Young hits Jerry Rice on a 5 yard touchdown pass to make it 7 to 3 Niners.
The Colts came back with 11-minutes left in the third quarter Jim Harbaugh hits Ken Dilger over the middle he scores to make it 12 to 7 Colts.
then with 7-minutes left in the third, Derek Loville takes the handoff and scores from 4 yards out to make it 14 to 12 San Francisco.
Cary Blanchard kicked four field SUPER=30-Indianapolis/=18/San
Francisco/=17;goals on the day including the game winner as the Colts upset

the 49-ers 18 to 17.
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S-NFL


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=NFL LOGO
The Eagles beat the giants and Tampa Bay upsets Minnesota in overtime.


For those and all of today's N-F-L scores lets check the boards.
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CHRYON MOTION
IN Q=FIRST SCORE
RUNS=:30
OUT Q=......DALLAS/SAN DIEGO."
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S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#LIVE
GRAPHIC=Martinsville


The Taco Bell 300, The richest Late Model Stock car race was run at the Martinsville Speedway this afternoon. Dble box Roy/Mike
Mike Stevens is standing by at the track on this sunny day to give us a run down on the race activities, Mike.
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Live=Mike/full
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=05-Martinsville;


(mike ad libs into Package) Roll cue:
Harder to get in this race than it was to win it.
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Martinsville/Taco Bell 300; :
SUPER=01-Johnny Rumley/Failed to Qualify; :
SUPER=01-Elliott Sadler/Taco Bell 300 Winner; :
SUPER=01-Tony McGuire/Finished Second; :
RUNS=2:19
OUT Q=.....and Try again."
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Live=Mike/full
SUPER=05-Martinsville;
(ad lib toss back to roy)




S-Braves


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-17
GRAPHIC=National League


Atlanta is hoping that its third trip to the World Series in the 90's will be the charm.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Atlanta, GA/NBC SPORTS; :


Last night in Atlanta, Mike Devereaux, The Series M-V-P hit a three run homer in Atlanta's five run seventh to lead the Braves to the 6 to nothing win and a sweep of the Cincinnati Reds.
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SOT
IN Q=First audio

((MIKE DEVEREAUX/NATIONAL LEAGUE SERIES MVP: I TRY TO PREPARE MYSELF EVERYDAY. I DON'T WANT TO PUT MYSELF IN A SITUATION WHERE I'M NOT PREPARED AND I CAN'T DO ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THE JOB))
SUPER=01-Mike Devereaux/National League MVP; :
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=..........OF THE JOB."
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S-Madness


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-23
GRAPHIC=Tech basketball


The college basketball season tipped off this morning at 12:01.
Midnight Madness found it's way into Cassell Coliseum at Virginia Tech as the 1995-96 Hokies made their debut.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/This Morning; :00


The Hokies return all five starters from last year's team that went all the way to win the NIT championship.
The addition of three top freshman prospects should give the Hokies needed depth.
The team played 2; 12 minute halves to the delight of a couple thousand basketball fanatics.
Tech's midnight madness featured several games and events, plus the fan favorite slam dunk competition which got the loudest applause from the bleachers.
The Hi-Techs also drew cheers from the audience as the Hokies dance team displayed some moves of it's own.
Fans helped your hometown station celebrate it's 40th anniversary by participating in a halftime shootout. The first fan out of a group of 40 to hit a shot from half court won a 35 inch color TV.
No one made the shot so a ticket stub drawing decided the winner. The fan with the winning number had to make it down to half court in under a minute and this enthusiastic young man made record time to claim a new TV.
The Hokies now begin a regular practice schedule for their first season in the Atlantic 10. (-------------)