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News-Heads

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Up next on News 7 at eleven-
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This family lost two children in a car accident last week. Earlier today they were arrested.
A school bus is hit by a commuter train outisde Chicago. Now investigators are asking why?
Plus these potato chips may be fat free but one group says they could make you sick.
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ANCHOR=Jean
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News 7 is next.

DANVILLE-AX


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NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=THA
TAPE#95-88
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Members of a Danville family were arrested this evening after they blocked the intersection where 12- year old Jami Renee Earles and her 10- year old brother James were killed last week.
Teresa Hamilton was there.
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SUPER=01-Tammy Mustain/Children's Mother; :00 QUICK!
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SUPER=01-Raymond Mustain/Children's Stepfather; 1:13 QUICK!!
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((TAMMY MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S MOTHER: TWO LIVES HAVE BEEN TAKEN. THIS IS EXTREME? THIS IS NOT EXTREME, THIS IS A START.))
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((Tammy Mustain has turned the loss of her two children into a mission.
She met with officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation Wednesday morning.
But when Traffic Engineer R. B. Moore could not promise a bridge over the intersection the family took matters into their own hands.
Using their own vehicles, they blocked the intersection of Elizabeth Street and Route 265.
The children's grandfather was the first to be arrested.
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IN Q=Until they

((ROBERT JONES/CHILDREN'S GRANDFATHER: UNTIL THEY DO SOMETHING, IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN. Q: SO, YOU'RE WILLING TO GO TO JAIL TO GET THAT MESSAGE OUT? A: YES. ))
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Jones' son was also arrested for impeding traffic.
Danville police asked the family several times to leave.
Then the children's step-father was the third to be arrested.
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((Q: THIS IS AN AWFULLY DESPERATE MEASURE? POLICE OFFICER: NO, NO. RAYMOND MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S STEP-FATHER: SHE CAN INTERVIEW ME. SHE HAS FREEDOM OF THE PRESS. REPORTER: I CAN INTERVIEW HIM. TELL US WHY YOU FEEL THIS IS NECESSARY? RAYMOND MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S STEP-FATHER: BECAUSE THE CITY WANTS TO COVER IT UP THAT'S WHY. Q: IF THERE'S ONE THING YOU WANT THE PUBLIC TO KNOW, WHAT WOULD THAT BE? RAYMOND MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S STEP-FATHER: DON'T COME UP THIS HIGHWAY, ITS A DANGEROUS HIGHWAY, THE CITY IS COVERING IT UP. ME AND THEIR GRANDFATHER TOOK A STAND BECAUSE THE CITY AIN'T DOING NOTHING BUT SITTING ON THEIR BUTTS.))
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All three family members were released from police custody.
A fund has been set up at all branches of People's Bank in Danville to pay for the children's funeral expenses.
Teresa Hamilton, News 7, Danville.))

Bus-Ax


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jja
TAPE#net-a
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Authorities in Illinois are still trying to find out why a school bus was straddling railroad tracks this morning.
It was hit by a train, killing five students and injuring dozens more.
As Byron Harlan reports, the train's engineer tried desparately to stop but could not.
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IN Q=
SUPER=03-Fox River Grove, IL; 00
SUPER=01-Taben Johnson/Student on Bus; 14
SUPER=01-Teresa Robertson/Student on Bus; 23 quick!
SUPER=01-Sandy Lake/Eyewitness; 56
SUPER=01-Jim Homola/Eyewitness; 1:10-1:13!
SUPER=01-Byron Harlan/Reporting; 1:25
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(( A suburban commuter train, travelling 50 miles per hour, slammed into an Illinois school bus this morning, tearing the bus apart as the high school students screamed.
TABEN JOHANSON/STUDENT ON BUS: I SAW ALL OF THE KIDS RUNNING FORWARD AND I DIDN'T KNOW WHY AT FIRST BUT THEN I FIGURED IT OUT AFTER AWHILE THAT A TRAIN WAS COMING CAUSE WE WERE ON THE TRACK AND THE LITTLE BELL THING WAS RINGING AND THE GATE FELL.
TERESA ROBERTSON/STUDENT ON BUS: I CAN'T BELIEVE SOMETHING LIKE THIS COULD HAPPEN.
Witnesses said the bus carrying students to Cary-Grove High School was waiting for a red light in Fox River Grove with its rear portion still on the railroad tracks when it was struck by the Chicago-bound train.
The impact twisted the bus around 180 degrees, and separated the body of the bus from the chassis.
SANDY LAKE/EYEWITNESS: I SAW KIDS FLYING THROUGH THE AIR.
Jim Homola, a carpenter driving his children to school, was stopped behind the bus when it was hit.
JIM HOMOLA/EYEWITNESS: WE STARTED SCREAMING: GO,GO!
Ambulances and medical helicopters ferried the dead and injured to hospitals as far as 30 miles from the crash site.
The National Transportation Saftey Board is investigating the accident which leaves a small town devastated.
Byran Harlan, CBS News, Chicago.))

Drug-arrests


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=THA
TAPE#95-73
GRAPHIC=drug bust


For more than a year Danville and State police have been teaming up to get drugs off the streets.
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SUPER=03-Danville;


Today both agencies announced warrants were issued for 85- people, as a result of an intensive investigation known as Operation Knockout.
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((NEAL MORRIS/DANVILLE POLICE CHIEF: WE ALWAYS SEE AN IMPROVEMENT WHEN WE HAVE A DRUG ROUNDUP LIKE THIS BUT UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE JUST AS HAPPY THAT DEAL DRUGS WHEN WE MAKE THESE ARRESTS BECAUSE IT MAKES IT BETTER FOR THEM TO SELL THEIR PRODUCTS LATER ON AND SO WE HAVE TO KEEP A CONSTANT VIGIL GOING ON FOR THIS. ))
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OUT Q=for this.
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Police say 10- of those charged were underage.
So far, 65- people have already been picked up.

Wythe-Prison


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=tal
TAPE#95-90
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A privately- operated prison may go up in Wythe County yet.
The state Department of Corrections has narrowed the finalists for a one thousand- bed, minimum- security facility from eight to three.
It includes Corrections Corporation of America,
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SUPER=03-Wythe Co./File Tape;

which has a site on farmland next to interstate 77 outside Wytheville.
The state rejected C-C-A's bid for a medium- security prison on the same site.
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


Prison opponents hope the latest proposal will meet a similar fate.
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((FARRON SMITH/PRISON OPPONENT: BUT WE DON'T SEE HOW THEY COULD HAVE THE BEST BID ON A THOUSAND- BED IF THEY DIDN'T HAVE IT ON THE 15 HUNDRED- BED. ))
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OUT Q=15 hundred bed.
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The other finalists are Wackenhut Corrections and United States Corrections Corporation.
State officials expect to award a contract within a month.

Justice-House


ANCHOR=jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=spr
TAPE#95-89
GRAPHIC=none


Fears become reality for dozens of Justice House residents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


This morning Roanoke building inspectors condemned the facility and want everyone to move out as soon as possible.
Without electricity or water, the city's action came as no surprise to residents of the low- income apartment complex.
Still, there are some who refuse leave.
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SOT 4:12:52
IN Q=I'm staying here

((CONNIE RITTER/JUSTICE HOUSE RESIDENT: I'M STAYING HERE. I AIN'T LEAVING. IF THE COPS COME UP HERE, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO HAUL ME OUT OF HERE AND PUT MY BUTT UNDER THE JAIL! I AM NOT LEAVING. ))
SUPER=01-Connie Ritter/Justice House Resident;
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OUT Q=I am not leaving.
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But the majority of the residents ARE moving out.
They say they simply can't put their children in danger.
City officials say the building needs a number of repairs.
That coupled with the loss of utilities forced them to shut it down.
Roanoke Area Ministries says it will offer financial assistance to any Justice House resident.
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Straight ahead on NEWS-7--
A former girl scout troop leader who had her hand in the cookie jar enters her plea in court today.
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Plus-- Chyrsler is off the hook when it comes to unsafe latches on several of its minivans--
Despite crash tapes showing dummies ejecting in low impact collisions.
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Stokes


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NEWSCAST=11
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TAPE#95-74
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There is nothing sweet about Girl Scout cookies for one former troop leader.
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Catrice Stokes-Goode pleaded no contest to embezzlement in Salem Circuit Court.
A few months ago she admitted to police that she stole close to 25-hundred dollars in cookie money.
She says the majority of the cash was spent at fast- food restaurants and night clubs.
Stokes-Goode told the court she had every intention of repaying the money, but wasn't able to after she lost her job.
Then she apologized to her scouts.
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IN Q=To my girl scouts?

((CATRICE STOKES-GOODE/TO MY GIRL SCOUTS? TO MY GIRL SCOUTS I WOULD SAY I WAS SORRY. ))
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OUT Q=I was sorry
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Stokes-Goode could receive up to 20 years behind bars for stealing the money when she is sentenced January 18th.

Tench


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE# 95-75
GRAPHIC=State Seal


The law allowing police to seize the licenses of suspected drunk drivers on the spot got a vote of confidence today.
The Virginia Court of Appeals upheld administrative license revocation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file


The controversial law has been an enforcement headache for police officers, judges, and prosecutors since it took effect in January.
SUPER=03-Henrico Co.;


David Tench-- a Henrico County driver gave the law its first appeals court test.
Tench's attorney argued the seven- day license seizure was double jeopardy, punishing the driver twice for the same crime.
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SS=HOLD


The Appeals Court says NO--
Suspending a drunk driver's license for seven days is NOT a punishment, but a way of getting him off the highway for a week.
No word yet if Tench will appeal to the Virginia Supreme Court.

Averill-Cranwell


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#95-93
GRAPHIC=campaign 95


A Democratic incumbent looking out for Southwest Virginia-- and a Republican challenger seeking to make a change.
That's how Vinton delegate Dick Cranwell and opponent Trixie Averill portrayed themselves during a debate tonight.
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((TRIXIE AVERILL/R-HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: WE NEED MORE REAL PEOPLE IN THE LEGISLATURE WHO LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD, WHO SHOP AND KNOW HOW MUCH GROCERIES COST AND PRESCRIPTION MEDICINE AND WHO DON'T THINK WE'RE UNDERTAXED. WE NEED MORE PEOPLE IN THE LEGISLATURE WHO ARE STILL IN AWE OF A MILLION DOLLARS. )) tape 2 10:37:25 ((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D- VINTON: I PUT THE DEATH PENALTY BACK ON THE BOOKS. I HELPED VIC THOMAS PUT THE FIRST MANDATORY SENTENCE ON THE BOOKS FOR FIREARMS IN COMMISSION OF FELONIES, AND I WORKED TO GIVE VIRGINIA THE TOUGHEST DRUNK DRIVING LAW IN AMERICA. THAT IS NOT THE RECORD OF A LIBERAL.))
SUPER=01-Trixie Averill/(R) House of Delegates Candidate; :00
SUPER=@Cranwell; :16
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OUT Q=record of a liberal
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SUPER=03-Vinton;


The hotest topic for debate-- education funding versus building more prisons.
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IN Q=Remember this

((DEL. DICK CRANWELL/D-VINTON: REMEMBER THIS-- EVERY DOLLAR THAT YOU SPEND ON DEBT SERVICE TO PAY FOR PRISONS IS A DOLLAR YOU DON'T HAVE TO SPEND ON EDUCATION. ))
sot tape 1 9:50:13

((TRIXIE AVERILL/R- HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF CUTTING EDUCATION TO FUND PRISON. IT'S A MATTER OF MAKING SURE THAT THE MONEY IS AVAILABLE FOR BOTH.))
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OUT Q=available for both
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The candidates also discussed the Moter Voter Bill, B-POL taxes and job creation.
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Bedford-Merger


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
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TAPE#95-92
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Besides a host of political offices to fill, Bedford County voters will also have to decide on consolidation when they head to the polls next month.
Bedford City and County are considering a merger that would protect the county from annexation at the hands of Lynchburg.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Moneta/Tonight;


It's been a hot issue for more than a year, but just a handful of people turned out for an informational forum in Moneta tonight.
Government officials answered residents' questions about the proposed merger.
They say if it does happen, most people won't notice the difference.
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IN Q=We said the

((BILL ROLFE/BEDFORD CO. ADMINISTRATOR: WE SAID THE OTHER DAY THAT THE AVERAGE CITIZEN, THE ONLY CHANGE THEY WERE GOING TO NOTICE WAS THE LETTERHEAD ON THE STATIONERY AND THAT'S ALL THEY WOULD SEE, AND I THINK THAT'S PRETTY MUCH TRUE.))
SUPER=01-Bill Rolfe/Bedford Co. Administrator; :00
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OUT Q=pretty much true.
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Some Smith Mountain Lake residents spoke out against consolidation.
They say it would prevent their community from ever becoming its own incorporated town.
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NS-Earnings


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#95-79
GRAPHIC=NS logo


Norfolk Southern's stock price has been hitting new highs on almost a daily basis lately.
Now the rail giant says it's had its most profitable quarter EVER.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Norfolk Southern's net income for the third quarter was 184-million-dollars.
That's up nine-percent compared to the same period a year ago.
N-S's figures exceeded analysts' expectations.
And you'll have a hard time finding anyone who will say anything bad about N-S's bottom line, or the entire rail industry.
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IN Q=We don't

((JIM KERN/INTERSTATE-JOHNSON LANE: WE DON'T EXPECT THE RAILROAD INDUSTRY TO EXPERIENCE THE VOLATILITY THAT WE'VE SEEN IN EARNINGS REPORTS THAT SOME OF THE OTHER SECTORS HAVE SUFFERED FROM.))
SUPER=01-Jim Kern/Interstate-Johnson Lane;
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OUT Q=have suffered from.
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SUPER=@File;


N-S chairman David Goode says the corporation achieved these new heights in spite of weakness in two of its key markets...coal and chemicals.
He expects coal traffic to pick up this quarter.
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Coming up in the newscast--the skinny on fat:
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Plus we'll meet an author who has made her way to the New York Times Bestseller List--by weaving stories from issues and towns right here in our region.
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Minivans


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jja
TAPE#net-B
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Faulty gate latches on some Chrysler minivans failed to keep the gate closed in low-speed crashes-
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-NTSA Video;


The result- serious injuries and fatalities.
That's according to the National Traffic Safety Administration.
It showed films of dummies flying out of the back of vans-
But the agency says Chrysler responded effectively-notifying owners to get new replacement latches, free of charge.
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SOT 20:02:50
IN Q=and that's

((RICARDO MARTINEZ/NHTSA ADMINISTRATOR: AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE FOR US. A COST FREE REMEDY FOR OWNERS.))
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OUT Q=remedy for owners."
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The Agency is now dropping its investigation of Chyrsler saying the company responded vigorously to the problem.
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Fat


ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=11
WRITER=jja
TAPE#net-c
GRAPHIC=none


First it was fat.
Now its a fat substitute.
A consumer group that's targeted high-fat foods is now attacking olestra- a proposed fat substitute.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The Center for Science in the Public Interest says the stuff is dangerous- and can cause gastro-intestinal trouble.
It says Proctor and Gamble is seeking FDA approval to use Olestra in foods like potato chips.
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SOT 15:06:41
IN Q=we think

((MICHAEL JACOBSEN/CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST: WE THINK AMERICANS WANT TO EAT POTATO CHIPS WITHOUT THE RISK OF DIARRHEA OR PERHAPS PROCTOR AND GAMBLE SHOULD BE REQUIRED TO INSERT A COUPLE OF PAMPERS IN WITH EVERY PACKAGE OF POTATO CHIPS.))
SUPER=01-Michael Jacobsen/Consumer Interest Group;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=POTATO CHIPS (DOUBLE OUT)
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But Proctor and Gamble says the fat substitute is safe.
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SOT 15:08:18
IN Q=there's a

((DR. WAYNE CALLAWAY/PROCTOR AND GAMBLE CONSULTANT: THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF SAID THAT JUST DOESN'T HAVE SCIENTIFIC BASIS AT ALL AND WHAT WAS SAID WAS LOOKING AT STUDIES IN THE EXTREME.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Wayne Callaway/Proctor and Gamble Consultant;
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OUT Q=IN THE EXTREME."
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Olestra is made from sugar and vegetable oil molecules-
P- and- G contends Olestra can be safely used to reduce fat in foods without sacrificing taste.
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forecast


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S-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=none


Shaquille O'Neal is out for two months with a broken thumb. We'll hear from Shaq-Daddy, plus head down to Buena Vista and check in with the family of Cleveland Indians hitting instructor Charlie Manuel, and see how they're coping with the world series tension.
But first tonight's damage report from the hardwater. go to scores
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S-Series


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-20
GRAPHIC=WORLD SERIES


The Atlanta Braves and Cleveland Indians are hooked up in game number four of the world series tonight, and again this one has been tight.
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SUPER=03-Cleveland, OH/ABC-TBN; :00


Mike Hargrove hoping that his Indians could tie the series tonight, but first they would have to tie the game.
And Albert Belle turned a one run deficit into a just that a tie game with this solo homer off Steve Avery in the sixth. It's and opposite field shot and it's 1-all.
But in the seventh the Braves would come alive against reliever Paul Assenmacher.
Dave Justice, who'se had a rough series, comes through with the two run RBI single that scores Luis Polonia and Chipper Jones.
SUPER=35-Atlanta/===/Cleveland/===/Game Four;


The Braves get three in the inning and take a four to one lead. and right now they lead it ____ to ____ in the ______.
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S-Manuel


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S5-23
GRAPHIC=MANUEL


Indians hitting coach Charlie Manuel, who lives in Roanoke County, still have much of his family and roots in BUena Vista.
Tonight the Manuel family welcomed Steve Mason into their home as they cheered on Charlie and the Indians.
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SUPER=03-Buena Vista; :00
SUPER=01-Bob Manuel/Charlie's Brother; :07
SUPER=01-Darrell Manuel/Charlie's Younger Brother; :32
SUPER=01-Pres Manuel/Charlie's Brother; :50
SUPER=01-June Manuel/Charlie's Mom; 1:05
SUPER=@steve1; 1:24
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OUT Q=...NEWS 7 SPORTS."
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S-Express


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#ice-95
GRAPHIC=EXPRESS


The Roanoke Express opened a four game 10 day road trip tonight on a sour note in Louisville.
The IceHawks whipped Roanoke 7-to-2 tonight as they converted four power play opportunities.
Goalie Mike Parson gave up four goals in the first period before being replaced by Matt DelGuidice.
The Express travels to Huntington Friday night.

S-Blues


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-21
GRAPHIC=NHL


On the NHL hardwater tonight, the St. Louis Blues doubled up the Hartford Whaler 4-to-2.
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SUPER=03-Hartford, CT/Prime; :00


Blues task master Mike Keenan looking on tonight as he shook up his team this week, more on that in a minute.
But first - Dale Hawerchuk had a huge night for the Blues with a goal and
three assists as the Blues scores three SUPER=31-St. Louis/==4/Hartford/==2;

in first period and held on to post a 4-to-2 win this evening.
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S-Shaq


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s5-18
GRAPHIC=nba


Shaquille O'Neal will miss the next six to eight weeks of the upcoming NBA season due to a broken thumb.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Orlando/Last Night; :00


Last night in the Magic's exhibition game in Orlando, O'Neal took a beating as he was fouled hard inside on this play by Stacy King.
But here's the play that put Shaq Daddy out, Matt Geiger fouls him hard on the inside, and that CHOP broke Shaq's right thumb.
SUPER=04-This Afternoon;


This afternoon he found out he needs surgery to fix the right thumb, and that he'll be out until just before New Year's Day.
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((SHAQUILLE O'NEAL/SUFFERS BROKEN THUMB:I'M PROGRAMMED TO HANDLE ANY SITUATION. SO, I JUST HAVE TO TAKE THE GOOD WITH THE GOOD AND THE BAD WITH THE BAD. I JUST HAVE TO COME BACK STRONGER.))
SUPER=01-Shaquille O'Neal/Suffers Broken Thumb; :00
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OUT Q=...COMEBACK STRONGER."
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Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Still to come tonight, the Northside Vikings are on top of the high school golfing world
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As they return home to Roanoke County with the school's first state championship trophy in hand.
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S-Northside


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S5-22
GRAPHIC=Northside state champs


The Northside golf team is back home after winning the first state title in school history yesterday at the Group Two-A golf championships up in Winchester.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/This Afternoon; :00


This afternoon, the Vikings showed off their new state championship trophy.
The beat the Harrisonburg Blue Streaks by seven strokes to win the title, and the championship has yet to sink in.
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((JIM WOLFE/NORTHSIDE GOLF COACH: WELL FOR ME, I DON'T REALLY COMPREHEND IT ALL YET. ITS NOT QUITE 24 HOURS. ITS REAL SPECIAL FOR THE SCHOOL. WE'VE BEEN CLOSE ON A LOT OF THINGS IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, WE WERE CLOSE IN BASKETBALL A FEW TIMES, YOU KNOW IN TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY AND THINGS, SO ITS REALLY SPECIAL TO FINALLY GET ONE. YOU KNOW AND BRING IT ALL HOME )) ))
SUPER=01-Jim Wolfe/Northside Golf Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...Bring it all home"
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SUPER=03-Roanoke/August;


Northside went 13 and OH this season. Viking ace Justin Young was one of two top golfers who lead the way, but it was team effort that proved to be the winning formula.
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IN Q="I think

((JUSTIN YOUNG/FINISHED 2ND PLACE INDIVIDUALLY: I THINK IT WAS A TOTAL TEAM EFFORT I MEAN YOU KNOW, EVERYBODY CONTRIBUTED DURING THE WHOLE SEASON, YOU KNOW IF ONE GUY LET DOWN, THEN ANOTHER WOULD PICK UP, AND THAT WAS PLAYING TOWARDS OUR FAVOR GOING INTO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP, AND WE JUST PULLED THROUGH. THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY. ))
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And look out next season, the Vikings return 7 players from this year's team.

S-Banner


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#st5=16
GRAPHIC=NBA


And finally tonight, the New Jersey Nets of the NBA are looking for a few good singers who can croon the national anthem.
They've been holding open tryouts, but so far the auditions have produced few star spangled singers.
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The tiny community of Shawsville in Montgomery County may not be the place you'd expect to find a bestselling novelist.
But it's been home to Sharyn McCrumb for five years.
And for the first time she has a book on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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((SHARYN MCCRUMB/AUTHOR: WHEN I WAS STILL ASKING MY PARENTS HOW TO SPELL ABOUT EVERY THIRD WORD, I SAID "I WANT TO BE A WRITER." ))
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And now she's a bestseller. Hitting the New York Times list was a dream come true for Sharyn McCrumb.
Her book, "She Walks These Hills" ranked fourth behind household-name novelists Sidney Sheldon, Tom Clancy and Danielle Steele.
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((IT'S WONDERFUL TO KNOW THAT SO MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE READING ABOUT OUR REGION. ))
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"She Walks These Hills," like most of McCrumb's works, is set in the Appalachian region, her lifelong home.
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((THE TOWN OF HAMELIN, TENNESSEE IS A FICTIONAL TOWN, BUT IN MY MIND I'M PICTURING NEWCASTLE, VIRGINIA. ))
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((I WANT TO WRITE BOOKS CELEBRATING THE HERITAGE AND THE LAND AND ALL THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT WE HAVE HERE.))
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McCrumb says she likes to weave the issues and the folklore important to Appalachia into stories that teach, as well as entertain.
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((WHEN I HAVE AN IDEA THAT WON'T LEAVE ME ALONE, WHEN I HEAR A STORY AND IT HAUNTS ME, THAT'S THE BOOK THAT I HAVE TO WRITE. ))
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She's just beginning research on the most recent story to haunt her.
It's based on the first woman hanged for murder in North Carolina.
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((AND WE'RE GONNA GET OUT IN THE CAR AND RIDE THE ROADS AND CLIMB MOUNTAINS AND TALK TO DESCENDANTS OF FRANKIE, AND FIND OUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. ))
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7.)) And come NEXT October, she'll share the story with us. Tracy Altizer, News