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1-News-Head

ANCHOR=Keith
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VO-NAT


The man who shot and killed his girlfriend last night- -then took his own life- -was due in court TODAY.
The tragic story of Larry Mack and Alesha Johnson is coming up on NEWS 7.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


As well as:
Pigs as pets.
A county official accused of embezzlement.
And a new book about the Beale Treasure.

Sports-head


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=none


It's been a rainy day in sports, as the weather forces football postponements, but friday Football Extra will be there with 8 games,
Longhorns and Knights are on tap for the Cavaliers and Hokies,
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VO-NAT


and your hometown station has big news for area college basketball fans.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


If this cold front stays on track, our weekend will not be wet. That story and the discovery of yet another tropical storm coming up...

Murder-Suicide


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 95-88
GRAPHIC=Murder


Roanoke police say Larry Mack was out on bond when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide.
Mack had been arrested six times this month alone.
And Joe Dashiell reports he faced a variety of charges, including stalking the woman he apparently killed yesterday.
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IN Q=Police say 26- year- old
SUPER=03-Roanoke/Yesterday; :00
SUPER=03-Roanoke Co./Last Night; :12
SUPER=@Joe1; :22
RUNS=:53
OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke



(( Police say 26- year- old Larry William Mack shot himself late Thursday afternoon, after telling a relative he had shot and killed his girlfriend.
He died a short time later at a Roanoke hospital.
Roanoke County Police later found the body of 21- year- old Alesha Ann Johnson at a construction site in the Valleypointe area of the County.
She had been shot several times. STAND-UP BRIDGE
Roanoke Police say Larry Mack had been arrested six times since October 3rd, and he was released each time on an unsecured bond.
The charges included assault and battery, embezzlement, and shooting into a vehicle. The most recent came just last weekend when Alesha Ann Johnson filed a complaint against him for stalking.
An assistant commonwealth's attorney had moved to revoke Mack's bond, but the hearing was scheduled for today.
Johnson's relatives declined comment this afternoon, but indicated they will have something to say soon.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Grayson-Murder


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=Murder


A man was shot and killed in his own bed in Grayson County last week.
Today, two men were charged with his murder.
Authorities arrested Gary Allen Call and Walter R-C Stamper for killing 82- year- old Cecil Farmer.
Farmer was shot five times in the back of the neck and head at his home in the Rugby section of the county.
The sheriff says it appeared Farmer was NOT asleep when he was shot.
Several antique guns and a safe were taken from his home.

Cable


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE# 95-74
GRAPHIC=embezzlement


A senior Roanoke County employee has been forced out of his job for allegedly stealing county equipment.
Sherman Ace Cable now faces three felonies.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem


At one time, "Red" Cable was the County's Communications Director.
Last Spring, County police began investigating losses at the county radio shop.
They had already begun staking out his home.
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IN Q=And he got

((SKIP BURKART/PROSECUTOR: AND HE GOT IN HIS COUNTY VEHICLE, DROVE STRAIGHT TO HIS HOUSE AND STARTED CARRYING BOX-LOADS OF STUFF OUT OF HIS HOUSE, PUTTING IT INTO HIS VEHICLE. ))
SUPER=01-Skip Burkart/Roanoke Co. Commonwealth's Atty.
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OUT Q=into his vehicle.
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***Keith on ENG**
The prosecutor says they eventually seized truck loads of county property.
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SOT
IN Q=Drills, drill bits

((DRILLS, DRILL BITS, VOLTAGE METERS AND WATT METERS, CLOTHING, SCREW DRIVERS, WRENCHES, SOCKETS, YOU NAME IT.))
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=you name it.
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VO-NAT


HIS lawyer points out most of the items were still in the original boxes, stacked up in his home. Attorney Morgan Griffith says: it wasn't a matter of greed. Cable never used most of the stuff.
He was set to enter a guilty plea today, but the case was delayed while he completes psychiatric testing.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


The county fired Cable when all this came to light.
He had worked for Roanoke County for 19 years... just turned 65 in August.
He forfeited 12-thousand dollars in retirement benefits.

Dump-truck


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=THA
TAPE# 95-89
GRAPHIC=NONE


Family members don't want the death of two Danville children to go unnoticed.
They say the intersection where they died has seen too many accidents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville/Yesterday;


The children were on their way to the store with Norma Jean Daniel yesterday afternoon when she pulled out from Elizabeth Street into the path of a dump truck travelling on Route 2-65.
12- year old Jami Renee Earles and her 10- year old brother James were killed instantly.
Route 2-65 was constructed in the early 1980's.
At the time, the state had bought a right of way to construct a bridge so traffic would not have to cross the highway.
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SOT
IN Q=Because of

((T. A. WILES/RESIDENT ENGINEER: BECAUSE OF FUNDING PROBLEMS WHEN THE PROJECT CAME ALONG THAT PART, THE BRIDGE, WAS DELETED AND SINCE THAT TIME THERE HAS NOT BEEN FUNDING OR A NEED FOR IT TO BE PUT IN. ROBERT LEE JONES/CHILDREN'S GRANDFATHER: YOU'RE PUTTING MONEY OVER LIFE AND ITS NOT ENOUGH MONEY, MONEY CAN'T BUY LIFE, BUT IT CAN SAVE A LIFE.))
SUPER=01-T. A. Wiles IV/Resident Engineer; :00
SUPER=01-Robert Lee Jones/Children's Grandfather; :12
RUNS=:24
OUT Q= save a life.
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VO-NAT


Tim Wiles says he immediatly notified his district office when he heard of the fatality.
He says the state will be studying the incident and could install a stop sign in the median or traffic light.
The driver of the car was a family friend.
She's in fair condition.
A four- year- old also in the car is in good condition.
The truck driver was treated for minor injuries.
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Vinton-Pigs


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE# 95-86
GRAPHIC=NONE


The owners of three pot-bellied pigs will have their day in court, but not at their request.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Vinton;


The Town of Vinton is taking Emma And Gerald Saunders to court for keeping the pigs at their home.
The town ordered the Saunders to remove the pigs by October 12th.
The animals are still living at the Vinton home so the town has filed a civil suit.
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SOT 15:31:32
IN Q=THE TOWN HAS

((PAT FERRANCE/SAUNDERS' ATTORNEY: THE TOWN HAS NOW CHANGED THE LAW ON THEM. THEY CHANGED THE COURT FROM GENERAL DISTRICT TO CIRCUIT TO CHANGE THE JUDGE. NOW THEY'VE CHANGED FROM CRIMINAL TO CIVIL. PRETTY MUCH STACKING THE DECK IN THEIR FAVOR.))
SOT 16:18:29
IN Q=STILL GOING

((EMMA SAUNDERS/VINTON RESIDENT: STILL GOING TO FIGHT. STILL GOING TO GO THROUGH COURT WITH IT. GO FROM THERE.))
SUPER=01-Pat Ferrance/Saunders' Attorney;
SUPER=01-Emma Saunders/Vinton Resident; :14
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=go from there
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VO-NAT


The Saunders successfully challenged the town's animal control ordinance in August.
But earlier this month, town council amended that ordinance.
The Saunders have 21 days to file a response to the town's suit.
Town Manager, Clay Goodman, says the town is just trying to enforce the ordinance.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Coming up on News-7, Virginia Democrats discount a naysayer from within their own party,
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and some local mail- order houses are already battling the holiday blues-- it seems there aren't enough workers to go around.
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Payne


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE# 95-77
GRAPHIC=Payne


Democratic Congressman L.F. Payne says the Republican bill to revamp
SS=Medicare

Medicare could end up jeopardizing the future of rural health care across America.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


The Fifth District Congressman says there were some positive aspects to the G-O-P's Medicare plan, but the spending cuts went too far.
He fears reduced Medicare spending could hurt small hospitals that rely heavily on those revenues.
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SOT 00:05:50
IN Q=These are hospitals

((REP. L.F. PAYNE/D- 5TH DISTRICT: THESE ARE HOSPITALS THAT ARE VERY CRUCIAL TO OUR COMMUNITIES, THEY'RE HOSPITALS THAT ARE REALLY WORKING VERY HARD NOW TO MAINTAIN MARGIN AND BE PROFITABLE AND STAY OPEN, AND THESE WILL BE THE INSTITUTIONS THAT WILL BE HARDEST HIT. AND I THINK WE ALL NEED TO BE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR RURAL VIRGINIA AND RURAL AMERICA.))
SUPER=01-Rep. L.F. Payne/(D) 5th District; :00
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OUT Q=and rural America.
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VO-NAT


Payne says both parties will need to find some common ground to come up with a Medicare bill President Clinton will sign.
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Senate-Race


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-80
GRAPHIC=Democrats


A Democratic pollster says Senate Democrats are in trouble.
But two and a half weeks before historic elections for control of the Virginia legislature, party officials are discrediting that pollster.
Ellen Qualls has the story.
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IN Q=Democrats hold just
SUPER=@file; :00
SUPER=03-Richmond/February 14; :16
SUPER=01-Scott Leake/Va. GOP Caucus; :27
SUPER=01-Gail Nardi/Democratic Party of Va.; :52
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:12
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( Democrats hold just a three- seat edge in the upper chamber.
But an October 4th memo from pollster Alan Secrest, to Democratic candidates, says "we have found absolutely terrifying marks for a number of Democratic State Senators."
Republicans are delighted by the memo -- just as they were during the General Assembly session, when they intercepted an Alan Secrest memo that referred to a "playbook" for making the Governor's ideas look "too stupid."
sot 15:54

((SCOTT LEAKE/VA. GOP CAUCUS: ALAN HAS A PENCHANT FOR COLORFUL LANGUAGE, AND HE'S USING IT AGAIN HERE.... NOT A GOOD YEAR TO BE A DEMOCRAT IN VIRGINIA.))
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Democrats say Secrest is NOT their main pollster, NOT right about the Senate races, and is just trying to drum up more work with the party.
sot 15:06:23

((GAIL NARDI/DEMOCRATIC PARTY OF VA.: NOT AT ALL. YOU KNOW, POLLSTERS AND POLITICAL CONSULTANTS... IT'S A LITTLE LIKE HIRING A PLUMBER OR AN AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC...YOU NEED THEIR SERVICES.))
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Both parties admit the fight for control of the House of Delegates is the tougher contest.
The odds of a Republican Senate in January are stronger.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))

Hanover-Direct


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 95-84
GRAPHIC=Hanover Direct


One of the Roanoke Valley's newest companies wants to hire even more workers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Last Month/Roanoke Co.;


Hanover Direct has 365 employees at its new distribution center in Roanoke County.
About 90 seasonal workers could become full time employees, if the company goes through with plans to service a second mail order catalog here.
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Hanover Direct may also hire an unknown number of new people on the distribution side of its BOTETOURT County operation.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


Right now it has 148 people in its women's clothing division.
But it plans to add more in late December when it starts handling men's apparel at that site.

Mail-Order


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=lbe
TAPE# 95-85
GRAPHIC=biz news


Overall though, it has been a rough year for the mail order industry, which has watched paper, printing, and postage costs go through the roof.
But Len Besthoff reports some companies have another problem to contend with: a lack of seasonal help.
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IN Q=Nat Sot
SUPER=03-Lynchburg; :00
SUPER=01-John Keith/J. Crew; :09 (QUICK)
SUPER=@Len1; :14
SUPER=01-Marjorie Skidmore/VA Employment Commission; :36(QUICK)
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :50(QUICK)
SUPER=01-Mike Lutz/Hanover Direct; :55
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OUT Q=LB, News-7.



(( NAT SOT "Hello J-Crew"
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The J-Crew catalog company in Lynchburg is just dying for folks to come in and apply for work.
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SOT TAPE TWO 14:18:11
IN Q=We need to

((JOHN KEITH/J. CREW: WE NEED TO HIRE ANOTHER SIX OR SEVEN HUNDRED PEOPLE BETWEEN OUR TELEMARKETING CENTER AND OUR WAREHOUSE CENTER.))
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OUT Q=warehouse center.
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SOT LB TAPE TWO 14:53:05
IN Q=Now when was

((Now when was the last time you heard a company say something like that! It's definitely been a while, and it couldn't come at a worse time for a mail order company like J-Crew, which right now is gearing up for the holiday season.))
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OUT Q=holiday season.
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SOT TAPE TWO 14:18:20
IN Q=The crunch time is on

((KEITH: THE CRUNCH TIME IS ON, NO QUESTION ABOUT IT.))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=no question about it.


The reason for this worker shortage? It's a combination of factors, including low unemployment, which have created a sellers market out there for seasonal workers.
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SOT TAPE ONE 12:13:19
IN Q=Employers are

((MARJORIE SKIDMORE/VA EMPLOYMENT COMMISSION: EMPLOYERS ARE REALLY RUNNING INTO PROBLEMS TRYING TO FIND PART TIME PEOPLE, AND CERTAINLY FULL TIME PEOPLE, FOR LESS THAN SIX DOLLARS AND HOUR.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=six dollars an hour.


Other companies with fulfillment operations, like the Home Shopping Network, have also had trouble finding seasonal hires.
That's not the case though for Orvis, and Hanover Direct, which, like many consumers, do their holiday shopping early.
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SOT TAPE ONE 13:50:02
IN Q=Where we have

((MIKE LUTZ/HANOVER DIRECT: WHERE WE HAVE THE TELEMARKETING CENTER WE'VE HIRED ABOUT 150 PEOPLE, IN THE HOME FASHIONS CENTER WE'VE HIRED ABOUT 90. WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A SEASON WHERE EVERYBODY'S LOOKING FOR PEOPLE SO WE TRY TO GET A HEAD START ON IT.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=head start on it.


Chances are other employers will experience difficulty finding seasonal workers as well.
Many retailers start looking for their help a few weeks after their counterparts in the mail order business.
Len Besthoff, News-7.))

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=agi
TAPE#=
GRAPHIC=NONE


A retreat for the stock market today, as options and futures contracts expired.
Both Nasdaq and the DOW were down about seven- and- a- half points.
The DOW closed at 47- hundred- 94.
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SUPER=#D-69;


Beale-Treasure


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE# 95-73
GRAPHIC=NONE


The Beale Treasure has eluded searchers for more than a century, but many "prospectors" still believe a fortune of gold lies buried beneath the Bedford County countryside.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Roanoke postal worker Ed Easterling is opening a new chapter in the hunt for buried treasure.
He's sharing five years of research in a book that's hitting local bookstores this month.
SUPER=03-Bedford Co./1989;


While treasure hunters as famous as Mel Fisher have come up empty- handed, Easterling says he's convinced the Beale Treasure is more than a mystery.
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IN Q=I would like to pass on

(( ))
SUPER=01-Ed Easterling/Author;
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OUT Q=may actually break the story.
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VO-NAT


"In search of a Golden Vault" details the story of Thomas Beale and his associates.
Legend has it, they discovered gold in Colorado, and buried it in Bedford County 175 years ago.
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sports tease


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


The weather has forced high school football postponements, we will give you the new list of Friday Football Extra games for tonight, the date is set for your hometown station's live college basketball telecast,
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VO-NAT


and WDBJ's final live racing telecast of the year takes center stage at the new River Valley Speedway tomorrow at 3pm.
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S-FFE


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-14
GRAPHIC=FFE Logo


The weather has once again turned our Friday Football Extra schedule up side down. Nine of the 15 games we originally planned to cover tonight have now been postponed.
But we will bring you the highlights from eight games this evening. Here's a look at the Friday Football Extra rain day list.
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S-Hoops


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-23
GRAPHIC=wdbj college hoops


The start of the College basketball season is just around the corner.
As many of you know, practice began for most universities at the stroke of midnight last Saturday. double box w/Mike is sports office
Mike Stevens now joins us from the News 7 sports office with some exciting information for area hoop fans, Mike.
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SUPER=@Mike1;

mike centered
Steve, this afternoon WDBJ programming announced that the station is set to televise its first LIVE college basketball game on Tuesday night November 28th when Washington & Lee takes on VMI at Cameron Hall in Lexington in the first game between the two schools in 55 years.
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SOT
IN Q="I think...

((MIKE BELL/WDBJ PROGRAM DIRECTOR:))
SUPER=01-Mike Bell/WDBJ Program Director; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...THE HOUSE AT CAMERON.
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VO-NAT CON'T
SUPER=04-40th Anniversary Archives;


WDBJ is also pleased to announce that former Virginia Tech, Tulane and Roanoke College head coach Charlie MOir will serve as out color analyst for the telecast.
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SOT
IN Q="IT should be...

((CHARLIE MOIR/WDBJ BASKETBALL ANALYST:))
SUPER=01-Charlie Moir/WDBJ Basketball Analyst; :00
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=...TO PLAY BELIEVE ME.
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TOSS BACK TO STEVE

S-Race


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-30
GRAPHIC=NEWS 7 SPORTS


The News 7 Sports crew will be at the New River Valley Speedway tomorrow afternoon with our final Late Model Stock Car telecast of the year.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Radford; :00


The 250 lap Chevy Dealers Shootout should be just that!
Around 70 cars are expected to qualify for a shot to make the field and earn a 10 thousand dollar first place check.
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SOT
IN Q="Normally...

((RAY YOUNG/TWO CAREER WINS AT NEW RIVER:))
SUPER=01-Ray Young/Two Career Wins At New River; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=...FOR THE FANS."
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HOLD LOGO

Tomorrow's telecast gets underway tomorrow afternoon at three.

S-Qualify


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Busch/Nascar


Busch Pole day qualifying at the Rock for Sunday's AC Delco 400 was postponed today because of rain. NASCAR has rescheduled qualifying for tomorrow morning at 9:30 AM in Rockingham, North Carlolina.

S-UVA


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF95-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


Back to the gridiron; 6 and 2 Virginia battles 4-1 and 1 Texas tomorrow in a 1pm showdown at Memorial Stadium in Austin. This marks the cavs second trip to the lone star state to meet the Longhorns, who are ranked 16th in the country.
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SOT
IN Q="I know

((GEORGE WELSH/VIRGINIA HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/Virginia Head Coach; :00
RUNS=:18
OUT Q=...depends how good we are"
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#TF95-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Football


The next four games beginning with Rutgers tomorrow will decide where Virginia Tech finishes in the Big East.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/Saturday; :


The Hokie offense picked up a lot of momentum this past saturday as the Hokies had record yards rushing and they also scored 7 touchdowns.
SUPER=03-Piscataway, NJ/1993;


Tech has also scored Big against Rutgers but because of big plays the Scarlet Knights have beaten Tech three straight in New Jersey.
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SOT
IN Q="They're also

((BILLY CONATY/TECH CENTER: )) ((LAWRENCE LEWIS/TECH DEFENSIVE END: ))
SUPER=01-Billy Conaty/Tech Center; :
SUPER=01-Lawrence Lewis/Tech Defensive End; :
RUNS=:23
OUT Q=......be alright."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Kickoff is one oclock in New Jersey.

S-Express


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=none
GRAPHIC=Express


The 2 and 1 Express will have a chance to avenge it's opening season loss to the Richmond Renegades tonight at the Richmond Coliseum. The defending Riley Cup champs beat Roanoke 6-3 last Friday. The puck drops at 7:30. Wx-Tape SUPER=305-63/48/84/1969/22/1972/61/60/97/SE-6mph/29.79/f;