18:00-01

1-News-head

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VO-NAT


Kyle Helton's Mom says she's still expecting her 8-year old to walk through the door anytime.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, more about the third grader struck and killed while waiting for the school bus.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And we'll talk with the experts on cold feet and hot food- -military style. The support troops are right here in Virginia.

Sports-Head


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


In sports, Don Shula is stepping down in Miami Virginia Tech wins a big basketball game on the road last night.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And Maurice Deshazo sill resume his football career in Canada later this season.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Ready for some snow Virginia? A classic gulf storm will bring white stuff into the region by tomorrow night.

Henry-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-1
GRAPHIC=None


A grieving Henry County family says it's too early to concentrate on how eight- year- old Kyle Helton was killed-- struck by a car at his school bus stop yesterday.
But local school officials are stepping up efforts to make sure something like this doesn't happen again.
Len Besthoff reports.
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SUPER=01-Rhonda Helton/Kyle Helton's Mother; :0
SUPER=01-Kathy Helton/Kyle Helton's Sister; :22 Quick
SUPER=03-Yesterday/Henry Co.; :27
SUPER=@Len1; :47
SUPER=01-David Martin/Henry Co. Supt. of Schools; 1:01
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Kyle Helton's family tries to come to grips with his death after the eight- year- old was struck and fatally injured by a car.
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SOT TAPE THREE 22:28:41
IN Q=It just don't

(( ))
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OUT Q=it's a nightmare.


State police say Kyle was hit as he crossed route 57 while waiting for his school bus.
This marks the second time in two months that a Henry County student has been struck by a car before boarding a school bus, so this morning Kyle's classmates got some counseling and reminders about school bus safety.
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(( ))
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OUT Q=with our students.
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SOT TAPE THREE STANDUP 21:52:09
IN Q=The person who

(( ))
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OUT Q=emphasize safety enough.
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IN Q=Our emphasis

(( ))
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Kyle's classmates have been asked to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.
Services will take place Sunday at three-p-m at the County Line Christian Church on route 57.
Len Besthoff, News-7.

L'burg-Fall


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 95-115
GRAPHIC=None


An Evington man was seriously hurt in a 40- foot fall this morning.
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VO-NAT
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37- year- old- Steven Twedy was working at the Lynchburg Wastewater Treatment plant.
He was trying to hook his safety line when he slipped and fell into a well.
It happened around 10-30.
A crane was used to bring Twedy out of the well.
He was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital.
He broke both heels.
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Wythe-Murder


ANCHOR=kEITH
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=TAL
TAPE#95-107
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


One of two defendants charged in the September murder of a Rural Retreat man walked free today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Wytheville;


At the end of a preliminary hearing, Judge Danny Bird ruled there was not enough evidence to send the second- degree murder charge against Kerri Ann Koehler to a grand jury.
However, assistant prosecutor Keith Blankenship says he'll most likely seek an indictment against Koehler anyway, as well as her co-defendant William Ray Lindsey.
The judge DID certify the charges against Lindsey.
Lindsey allegedly
SUPER=03-Wythe Co./September 11;

struck Jabe Ferguson in the head with an axe at Rural Retreat campground, then fled with Koehler to Tennessee.
Koehler was alleged to have helped cover up the crime.
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Meth-Lab


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# edit of 95-112
GRAPHIC=NONE


A Rockbridge County couple made a brief court appearance this morning following a raid at their home yesterday.
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VO-NAT
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Kenneth and Laurie Keller have been charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
The two were allegedly operating a lab when police entered their residence on Route 645.
The couple's three children were at home asleep at the time.
Ages three, six and nine... they've been put in their grandmother's care.
Household substances such as muriatic (Mur-Attic) acid, paint thinners, and potassium were confiscated from the home.
A preliminary hearing will be held in March.
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Family-Violence


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#95-105
GRAPHIC=NONE


There's only so much the police and courts can do to prevent domestic violence.
Someone intent on hurting a family member is not only dangerous-- he can't be stopped until he makes a BIG mistake.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond


Members of a Roanoke family want something done about a system that failed them.
Alesha Johnson had taken out five warrants against Larry Mack. HER family insists he'd been stalking her before he shot and killed her and himself October 19.
Alesha's mother says she's tempted to take the law into her own hands.
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((SYLVIA JOHNSON/VICTIM'S MOTHER: I WAITED FOR THE SYSTEM TO WORK. THE SYSTEM DIDN'T WORK. MY DAUGHTER'S DEAD. NOW I FEEL LIKE: WHY SHOULD I PAY TAXES? WHY DON'T I JUST GO OUT AND TAKE CARE OF THINGS MYSELF? I'M A SINGLE PARENT. THIS GUY WAS THREE TIMES BIGGER THAN ME. I COULDN'T FIGHT HIM.))
SUPER=01-Sylvia McCollum Johnson/Alesha's Mother;
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OUT Q=fight him.
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Keith ON eng
Last night the Commission on Family Violence Prevention heard Alesha's future brother-in-law outline what he intends to do if it happens again.
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SOT
IN Q=I told all

((ROBERT PENDERGASS: I TOLD ALL FOUR OF MY SISTERS: IF YOU HAVE SOMEBODY STALKING YOU, YOU CALL ME UP. BECAUSE I'M COMING DOWN. AND IF THE POLICE CAN'T DO IT, I'M GOING TO DO IT. BECAUSE I'D MUCH RATHER MY SISTERS COME TO THE PENITENTIARY AND VISIT ME THAN FOR ME TO GO TO THE GRAVEYARD AND VISIT THEM.))
SUPER=07-Robert Pendergass
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OUT Q=and visit them.
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VO-NAT


The Commission is considering a number of legislative reforms that would give magistrates and police more authority.
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HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at 6--Virginia's Fort Lee lends some valuable support to the U-S troops keeping the peace in Bosnia.
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VO-NAT
And the latest on the federal government shutdown---the workers are heading

back to their jobs, but for how long?
We'll hear from employees at the Salem V-A whose lives have been disrupted by the wrangling in Washington.
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Correll


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-108
GRAPHIC=Walter Correll


Virginia put Walter Correll, Junior to death last night by lethal injection.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Franklin Co./May 1986;


Correll was convicted in 1986 of the stabbing murder, abduction, and robbery of C.W. Bousman, Junior in the Bay Roc Marina area of Franklin County.
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The man who was Correll's spiritual advisor was asked after the execution if Correll was "borderline mentally retarded" as his attorneys claimed.
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SOT 09:29:32
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((FATHER JAMES GRIFFIN/DEATH ROW CLERGY: HE SEEMED THAT WAY NINE YEARS AGO. HALF AN HOUR AGO, HE SEEMED VERY MUCH IN CONTROL, AND VERY CONVERSANT, AND VERY MUCH ABLE TO KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING TODAY. I THINK HE CHANGED DRASTICALLY IN THE NINE YEARS HE WAS HERE.))
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VO-NAT


Greensville corrections officials say Correll had NO last words and asked that his last meal remain confidential.
Correll's execution is Virginia's sixth lethal injection since that was made an option one year ago.
Media witnesses say New Jersey authorities were present last night to learn more about lethal injection.
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Pulaski-Jail


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Copy


The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department is trying to find out what happened to four thousand dollars that's missing from a fund at the jail.
Sheriff Ralph Dobbins says the money was collected over the last year from inmates on work release.
The prisoners pay the jail 10 dollars for every day they work.
Corrections officers collect the payments, which are then turned over to the county treasurer's office.
Dobbins says an internal audit has found discrepancies between the amounts collected and deposits.
Jailers who had access to the money are undergoing polygraph examinations conducted by state police.
Dobbins says it's too early in the investigation to know whether the money has been stolen, or simply deposited by accident into the wrong account.

Fed-Workers


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#
GRAPHIC=


It looks as if Federal workers will be back on the job Monday.
The House voted overwhelmingly to end the furlough-- at least until January twenty- sixth.
The temporary spending measure is expected to be approved by both the Senate and President Clinton.
But in Southwest Virginia, there are many Federal workers still unsatisfied.
Scott Prince explains.
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IN Q=It's just not right
SUPER=01-Alma Lee/V.A. Union President; :00
SUPER=03-Salem; :04
SUPER=01-Sharon Martin/V.A. Hospital Worker; :16 QUICK!!!!
SUPER=01-Danny LeBlanc/Virginia AFL-CIO; :21
SUPER=01-Anthony Hall/V.A. Hospital Worker; :30
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((
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((ALMA LEE/V.A UNION PRESIDENT: IT'S JUST NOT RIGHT ))
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NATSOUND CLAPPING/CHEERING
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Workers at the VA Hospital in Salem have had enough of Federal budget problems.
They're not convinced a temporary stop- gap measure will solve anything--
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((SHARON MARTIN/V.A. HOSPITAL WORKER: I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO PAY MY RENT THIS MONTH. ))
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OUT Q=this month


Some speakers ridiculed politicians.
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SOT 3:04:39
IN Q=We can not be defined

((DANNY LEBLANC/VIRGINIA AFL-CIO: WE CAN NOT BE DEFINED BY A BUNCH OF YOUNG UPPITY FRESHMAN IN THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS. ))
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OUT Q=United States Congress


Others haven't lost faith.
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IN Q=I'd like everyone

((ANTHONY HALL/V.A. HOSPITAL WORKER: I'D LIKE EVERYONE TO BOW THEIR HEADS BECAUSE THOSE PEOPLE IN WASHINGTON NEED THE DIVINE WISDOM. ))
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Workers ARE able to get some immediate help.
Many banks are offering low- interest short term loans.
And utility companies are cutting them some slack.
But unless a permanent budget solution is reached soon, they won't be the only ones in trouble.
There's been lots of concern that funds would cease for medical supplies and drugs--placing patient care in jeopardy.
But VA Hospital employees have vowed to do everything in their power to avoid that.
They just want everyone to know that they will never forget this dilemma.
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((ALMA LEE: WE WILL REMEMBER DECEMBER IN NOVEMBER. ))
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Nat sound crowd
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Scott Prince, News 7.))

Scam


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=bmy
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Pinnacle


Roanoke city police warn citizens to watch out for anyone asking for money.
Authorities say recently a woman has been trying to solicit money from homes and businesses, claiming she needs cash for her son's medication.
She's been known to ask for 15 or 20 dollars.
This scam has been reported half a dozen times since December 15th in the North East and North West areas of the city.
ESS=Pinnacle Board


The woman is described as a white female in her 40s, about 5-foot-five, thin with brown hair. She drives a 1970's model white Pontiac.
Anyone with information is asked to call Roanoke city police.

Cable-Rates


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=tho
TAPE#95-104
GRAPHIC=Cox


Cox Cable subscribers in the Roanoke Valley can expect their bills to go up soon.
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SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The increase takes effect March first, but the exact amount won't be determined until the end of this month.
Cable officials say the increase is due to changes in services and technology.
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IN Q=The rate change in any

((SHARRON DAVIES: COX CABLE COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER: THE RATE CHANGE IN ANY CASE ARE USUALLY BASED ON CHANGES IN OUR PROGRAMMING, INCREASES IN THE PROGRAMMING COSTS THAT WE PAY TO PROGRAMMING PROVIDERS, EQUIPMENT CHANGES, AND JUST THE OVERALL CHANGE OF THE COST OF DOING BUSINESS.))
SUPER=01-Sharron Davies/Cox Cable Roanoke;
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OUT Q=cost of doing business.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Hold


To ask questions on the new billings-- cable subscribers can contact Cox Communications.

Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=sly
TAPE#=Stocks
GRAPHIC=NONE


The stock market finished mixed with the Dow up seven and a half points.
NASDAQ was up almost four points.
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Military-Gear


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#95-100
GRAPHIC=Bosnia


The officers at Virginia's Fort Lee know exactly what's on the minds of U.S. troops in Bosnia.
Their stomachs.
There's nothing high- tech about the mission of the Virginia- based Quartermaster Corps.
But its hot chow and thermal underwear are crucial to the success of the American peacekeeping mission.
Ellen Qualls reports.
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IN Q=See this
SUPER=03-Petersburg; :00
SUPER=01-Sgt. Liza Herring/U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps; :11
SUPER=01-Sgt. Donnie Williams/U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps; :38
SUPER=01-Chief Peter Motrynczuk/U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps; :49
SUPER=@Ellen2; 1:26
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((SEE THIS IS FOR EXTREME COLD WEATHER.))
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Sgt. Liza Herring ought to know.
She trained as an Army food service officer in Alaska.
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((COOKING IN COLD WEATHER ENVIRONMENT -- IT'S NOT THE BEST THING. So you guys learned the hard way. THE HARD WAY.))
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Herring is part of the Quartermaster Corps at Fort Lee, Virginia.
The Corps supplies the Army and Marines with the right equipment for any kind of conditions.
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((YOU HAVE TO KEEP THIS CLOSED SO THE AIR WILL STAY IN THE BOOT. BUT ONCE AIR GET IN HERE AND THE AIR IS COLD YOUR FEET IS COLD.))
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Fort Lee is also home to "92- Gulf" -- the food service training division.
sot 01:02:17

((SGT. DONNIE WILLIAMS/U.S. ARMY QUARTERMASTER CORPS: YOU IN BAD CONDITIONS. AND FOR YOU TO SUPPLY THE SOLDIER WITH HIGH, TOP-NOTCH QUALITY FOOD -- THAT'S SAYING A LOT. AND THAT'S OUR JOB.))
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((CHIEF PETER MOTRYNCZUK: YOU CAN'T JUST KEEP GIVING ...GOTTA TASTE GOOD.))
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About three years ago, an Army innovation revolutionized the much- maligned MRE -- meal ready to eat.
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((ALL HE WANTS IS FOR THAT CHEMICAL TO ACTIVATE.))
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Just add water, and a chemical reaction in a bag warms your food to 140 degrees.
nat sot tape one 01:49:50

((AND IT'S QUITE A BIT OF BEEF STEW IN FACT.))
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Fort Lee expertise is at work in Bosnia now.
Getting the right equipment to the remotest areas to help the troops feel like they're in Mom's kitchen.
Even if it's glazed sweet potatoes among land mines.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Petersburg.))

Flu


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#95-103
GRAPHIC=Flu


The State Health Department says the FLU has spread through most of Virginia now.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Despite the aches and pains of many sufferers, Southwest Virginia hasn't been as hard hit as the rest of the state.
It's still not too late to get a flu shot, particularly for those who might develop complications from the flu.
If you see a doctor when symptoms first appear, the anti-viral drug "Amantadine" can cut the duration of the illness in half.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=HOLD


This year, the most common form of the bug nationwide is known as the Type-A Texas flu.

Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Maurice Deshazo signs a contract to play in Canada Ruben Brown gears up for his return to Pittsburgh.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And its official, Don Shula is stepping down as head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
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S-Shula


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB95-3
GRAPHIC=Dolphins


Well, it's now official. Don Shula is stepping down as head coach of the Miami Dolphins.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Davie, FL; :


This afternoon at Nova University Shula announced that he will retire as the Dolphins head coach.
Shula is leaving football after 33 years in the sport. He said he plans to spend time with his family but he will also remain with the Dolphins as part owner and Vice Chairman of the Board.
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IN Q="The thing

((DON SHULA/RETIRES AS DOLPHINS HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-Don Shula/Retires as Dolphins Head Coach; :
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OUT Q=......Can be.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Shula has won a record 347 games 328 of them in the regular season during his career that began in Baltimore in 1963. Shuler celebrated his 66-th birthday yesterday.
As expected, Speculation is centering on former Dallas Cowboys coach Jimmy Johnson as Shula's possible replacement.

S-Player


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#FB95-2
GRAPHIC=Dolphins Logo


Shula's resignation shocked the sports world. But the veteran coach will leave the game with the respect of his players who know what Shula's absence will mean to South Florida.
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SOT
IN Q="It really
SUPER=01-Brian Cox/Dolphins Linebacker; :
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=......being accountable."
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S-Brown


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S5-24
GRAPHIC=Reuben Brown


While Virginia Tech All-American Cornell Brown's post season is over; his brother's is just beginning. Reuben Brown and his Buffalo Bills face the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday in the AFC playoffs.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Blacksburg/1994; :00


Reuben might just be the only Bill anxious to travel into Pittsburgh, considering he played his college football at Pitt.
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IN Q="Very excited

((REUBEN BROWN/BUFFALO OFFENSIVE LINEMAN:))
SUPER=01-Reuben Brown/Buffalo Offensive Lineman; :00
RUNS=:17
OUT Q=...curfew"
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SUPER=04-NFL;


The Bills are known for their post season stability; and that experience will be put to the test against the Steeler defense.
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OUT Q=...have one"
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S-Maurice


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S5-22
GRAPHIC=Sports Logo


After sitting out a year after graduating from Virginia Tech Maurice Deshazo will resume his football career next year in Canada.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=@File; :


Deshazo's agent says the quarterback has signed a two year contract to play for Calgary of the Canadian Football League.
The contract also has an option to allow Deshazo to return to the N-F-L after the contract expires.
Deshazo was hoping to play in the C-F-L this season but negotiations fell through.
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold Logo


Calgary's number one quarterback is Veteran Doug Flutie. And Former Virginia quarterback Shawn Moore is also on the team.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=11pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#tb96-1
GRAPHIC=TECH HOOPS


The Virginia Tech Hokies posted their seventh win of the season last night as they dominated UNC-Charlotte 76-to-60 in the first half of the Atlantic 10, Conference USA Challenge in Worcester, Massachusetts.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Worcester, MA/ESPN; :00


The Hokies jumped out to a 13-to-2 lead and never looked back, as Ace Custis scores 2 of his 15 points on the baseline with the nice shot.
Then watch Damon Watlington with the wicked move into the paint. He leans and scores to keep the lead in double digits.
The Tech defense was also tough in the first half. Shawn Good goes up on the glass to swap down the 49 shot.
The Hokies got a big lift in the second half, as Jim Jackson came off the bench and scored 14 points all in the final 20 minutes.
SUPER=33-Virginia Tech/=76/UNC Charlotte/=60;


The Hokies win it by 16. They return home on Sunday afternoon to open Atlantic 10 play against St. Joe's.
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