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1-NEWS-Head

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VO-NAT


Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX tonight:
A response from management at one convenience store chain cited- -among other stores- -for selling beer to teenagers.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And a tearful apology from a domestic killer. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike

(Mike ad libs live) WX-Head
TALENT=Patrick
SS=None


Sunny skies with a slight chance of showers, the forecast looks like a real winner for the weekend. Stay tuned for the latest from the News 7 Weather Center.

Underage-drinking


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-23
GRAPHIC=None


An undercover investigation of convenience stores in Roanoke found HALF of them sold beer to minors on at least one occasion.
Twenty- two store clerks have been charged with the misdemeanor of selling alcohol to underage customers.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke


The city police vice squad sent teenaged informants to 44 stores over the past month.
All but one of the SAVE-X mini-marts in Roanoke are on the list.
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SOT 5:48:15
IN Q=

((WE'RE GOING TO LOOK INTO IT AND SEE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED AND WHY AND WHEN.))
SUPER=01-Kent Roberts/SAVE-X
RUNS=:03
OUT Q=and when.

* * * Keith on ENG * *
Roberts says he was shocked when he first heard about the allegations on NEWS 7 last night.
He says SAVE-X has always been concerned about underage drinkers and has been active in Alcoholic Beverage Control board programs- -training managers and clerks- -even agreeing to put agents in stores.
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SOT 5:48:40
IN Q=Our policy

((OUR POLICY IS TO I-D ANYONE WHO SEEMS TO BE UNDER THE AGE OF 25.)) ))
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OUT Q=of 25.

* * *Keith on ENG* *
At least one person on the police department's list of violators insists he's not guilty.
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SOT 6:15:58
IN Q=

((NOBODY COME IN TO ME AND ASKED ME, DID I SELL THIS BEER TO SOMEBODY. So then they haven't served you with a warrant? NO. They haven't had any charges? NO. And nobody's challenged you on it at all? NO.))
SUPER=01-Sarngit Sidhe/Unimart Clerk
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OUT Q=at all? NO.
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VO-NAT


An individual convicted of selling beer to a minor can be fined and jailed for up to a year.
In severe instances, the store can lose it's A-B-C license altogether, but it's usually suspended for a week or so.
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Overby


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-28
GRAPHIC=Scott Overby


Scotty Overby's capital murder case came to a heart- wrenching close today with tearful apologies AND words of forgiveness.
Overby pled no contest and has asked to die for killing his wife, Sheila Stafford.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=I can't explain why
SUPER=01-Scotty Overby/Defendant; :00
SUPER=03-Christiansburg; :16
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co./August, 1995; :28
SUPER=01-Harry Stafford, Jr./Victim's Brother; :39
SUPER=02-Tammy Stafford/Victim's Sister; :50
SUPER=01-Harry Stafford, Sr./Victim's Father; 1:01
SUPER=@Tracy2; 1:13
RUNS=1:36
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.
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SOT 9:35:17

((SCOTTY OVERBY: I CAN'T EXPLAIN WHY, I JUST SNAPPED. I LOVED SHEILA MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD AND I STILL LOVE HER. I LOVE Y'ALL AND I'M SORRY. ))
RUNS=:13


After Sheila left him because of his drinking, Overby started attending Alcoholics Anonymous and underwent psychological counseling.
Despite at least one suicide attempt, psychologists testified he was desperately trying to rebuild his life.
But Overby told police he flew into a rage when Sheila told him she may be pregnant by another man.
He strangled her, stabbed her and mutilated her, leaving her body unrecognizable.
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SOT 11:21:30

((HARRY STAFFORD, JR./VICTIM'S BROTHER: SHE DIDN'T ASK FOR THE THINGS THAT I SEEN ON HER FACE THAT DAY. I'LL NEVER FORGET THAT. SEEING HER, THAT'S GONNA BE ON MY MIND FOREVER. ))
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SOT 10:42:36

((VOICE OF TAMMY STAFFORD/VICTIM'S SISTER: I THINK ABOUT HER EVERY DAY. I MISS HER. ))
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Still, Sheila's sister says Overby should not have to die, that Sheila loved him and would have forgiven him, as her father did on the witness stand.
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SOT 10;59:48

((HARRY STAFFORD, SR./VICTIM'S FATHER: THEY CAN'T BLAME WHAT HE DID, BUT WHEN HE WAS CRYING FOR HELP HE SHOULD'VE HAD MORE OF IT. BUT I'M SORRY SCOTT. ))
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In an emotional plea for Judge Ray Grubbs to spare Overby's life, defense lawyer Jimmy Turk said it's a case of two destroyed young lives and a system that failed them both.
Assistant prosecutor Peggy Frank also struggled, arguing for the death penalty. But she says the murder was so violent and torturous that under the law, Overby should pay with his life. He'll be sentenced in July. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Leftwich


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Steven Leftwich


A Roanoke prosecutor says Steven Leftwich was out of control on the night that a routine traffic stop turned into a brawl.
But today in court, Leftwich's attorney said it was the police officers who went too far.
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SOT
IN Q=What you have here

((HAROLD BARNES/LEFTWICH'S ATTORNEY: WHAT YOU HAVE HERE IS A PERSON WHO WAS SITTING IN A CAR, WHO WAS GOING HOME, WHO HAD A DESIGNATED DRIVER, AS THE AMERICAN AD COUNCIL AND OTHERS ASK US TO DO. AND MY QUESTION IS WHAT MORE DO YOU HAVE TO DO.))
SUPER=01-Harold Barnes/Leftwich's Lawyer;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=what you have to do.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


Steven Leftwich was a passenger in the car that officers pulled over on Campbell Avenue.
Today the defendant testified that he cooperated with officers until they began beating him.
But the officers who were involved in the early morning melee painted a different picture of an uncooperative and aggressive individual.
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SOT
IN Q=He was on that evening

((ANN GARDNER/ROANOKE PROSECUTOR: HE WAS ON THAT EVENING OUT, IN HIS WORDS, PARTYING AND DRINKING AND HIS JUDGEMENT WAS IMPAIRED. HIS PERCEPTION WAS IMPAIRED AND HE ACTED ON THAT AND BECAUSE OF THAT AN OTHERWISE CALM SITUATION ESCALATED.))
SUPER=01-Ann Gardner/Roanoke Prosecutor;
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=calm situation escalated.
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Steven Leftwich


Leftwich faces four charges of assault and battery.
Judge John Apostolou promises a decision later this month.

NORFOLK-SOUTHERN


ANCHOR=KEITH
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=Norfolk Southern


Norfolk Southern has been on a fast track to record profits and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers thinks union employees should also benefit.
The I-B-E-W says numerous attempts to negotiate with the company have failed.
The National Mediation Board released the union from negotiations.
Now union members are voting to determine if they will strike.
If the union decides to strike, the walkout would begin on May 18th.

Danville-Intersection


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-43
GRAPHIC=None


A Danville intersection that's been a source of controversy was the site of an accident this afternoon-- less than a week before it's set to close.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Danville;


Police say Robbie Turner of Danville pulled his van into the path of a pick- up travelling North on Route 265.
No one was seriously injured, but the crash was nearly identical in the way it happened to fatal accident there last fall.
SUPER=04-October 19;


Two children were killed October 19th when the car they were riding in pulled into the path of a dump truck also travelling North on "265".
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SOT
IN Q=At first

((TAMMY MUSTAIN/CHILDREN'S MOTHER:AT FIRST I LOOKED DOWN HERE AND I TOOK OFF RUNNING AND I TOLD RAYMOND THERE HAS BEEN AN ACCIDENT AND I WAS CRYING. I JUST WILL BE GLAD WHEN MAY NINTH GETS HERE AND I WILL BE EVEN GLADDER WHEN THEY BUILD A BRIDGE. ))
SUPER=01-Tammy Mustain/Children's Mother; :00
RUNS=:15
OUT Q=build a bridge.
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VO-NAT


The state has not decided whether it will build an overpass, but the intersection will be closed May ninth.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- doctors at Lewis Gale in Salem are armed with a new weapon in the fight against cancer.
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VO-NAT


And speaking of weapons, it's the eye in the sky--a high tech crime fighting tool used by State Police. We'll go along for the ride.
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ANCHOR=Patrick

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Roanoke-Police


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=Six
WRITER=Dal
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=Campaign 96


A Roanoke City Police group is endorsing Pat Green for mayor.
The endorsement was among six the local chapter of the Virginia Police Benevolent Association announced this afternoon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Roanoke;


The P-B-A panel spent more than eight hours interviewing the candidates for city council.
President Ron Ratcliffe says incumbent Mayor David Bowers was the only candidate who didn't show.
He says Bowers record on law enforcement issues counted against him.
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IN Q=we didn't think

((RON RATCLIFFE/POLICE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION: WE DIDN'T THINK AS LINE OFFICERS WE GOT THE SUPPORT THAT WE DESERVED DURING TWO RECENT ISSUES. ONE IS THE ARREST OF MR. LEFTWICH DOWN ON THE MARKET AREA.))
SUPER=01-Ron Ratcliffe/Police Benevolent Association;
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OUT Q=MARKET AREA
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VO-NAT


The association is also endorsing Alvin Nash, Jim Trout and Linda Wyatt for the four- year council seats.
Nelson Harris got the endorsement for the two- year seat.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Campaign 96


The association says it chose the candidates it feels would best support law enforcement issues.

Nelms


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-36
GRAPHIC=Robert Nelms


The Republican Delegate from Suffolk -- whose indecent exposure charge goes before a Richmond grand jury Monday -- is taking his case to the media.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


But lawmaker Robert Nelms is still evasive about the arrest, even with his wife by his side at a news conference he called today.
Nelms says he paid for a lie detector test that upholds his story--that he was urinating in public.
But he also threw out another allegation.
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SOT 02:16:02
IN Q=I believe

((DEL. ROBERT NELMS/R- SUFFOLK: I BELIEVE THE PEOPLE OF VIRGINIA WILL BE INTERESTED TO KNOW THAT ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAD BEEN ARRESTED IN THE SAME PLACE FOR THE SAME THING TWO WEEKS EARLIER. MYSTERIOUSLY, NOT ONE WORD REGARDING THAT MEMBER HAS BEEN REPORTED.))
SUPER=01-Del. Robert Nelms/(R) Suffolk;
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OUT Q=been reported.
TALENT=Keith
SS=None


But Richmond police say a check of their records shows that NO other current Virginia General Assembly member has been arrested for a vice crime in the city.
A check of court records by News 7 shows NO other kinds of arrests of lawmakers either.
Nelms originally got his indecent exposure charge dropped, by invoking legislative immunity.
Richmond prosecutors say they'll let a grand jury decide Monday if the charge should be reinstated.

Smart-Highway


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-21
GRAPHIC=Smart Road


It's been five months since the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors set up a road block against a high- tech highway.
Board members said there were too many questions about the Smart Road, and therefore they could not rezone the necessary land.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Christiansburg;


This morning, officials at the Virginia Department of Transportation announced a new portfolio of the plan has been completed... and a copy has been delivered to every board member.
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SOT 12:26:25
IN Q=It was

((DAN BRUGH/VDOT: IT WAS EXTREMELY TIME CONSUMING BOTH WITHIN VDOT AND OTHERS THAT WORKED AWFULLY HARD IN PUTTING VARIOUS PARTS OF THESE QUESTIONS TOGETHER.))
SUPER=01-Dan Brugh/VDOT;
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=questions together
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VO-NAT


The Smart Road would be part of a six mile stretch of highway... connecting the 460- bypass and Interstate 81.
There's no word as to when a formal proposal will be made to the Board of Supervisors.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street the Dow finished the week with a loss--dropping 20 points, to finish at 54 hundred 78.
NASDAQ gained six points.
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SUPER=#D-69;


FLIR


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-32
GRAPHIC=None


If you're a fugitive from justice, or a lost hiker -- and the birds can see you -- so can the Virginia State Police.
Ellen Qualls shows us how the infrared eye in the sky is making life easier for the officers and rescue teams on the ground.
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SOT
IN Q=It's called
SUPER=01-Trooper Pilot Bob Possumato/Va. State Police; :11
SUPER=03-Manassas; :26
SUPER=@Ellen1; 1:15
RUNS=1:20
OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Manassas.


(( It's called forward-looking infrared.
The acronym is F-L-I-R or FLIR.
NAT SOT 21:00:30

((OFFICERS HAVE HIM. THEY'RE TAKING HIM DOWN NOW.))
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04:31:37 ((TROOPER PILOT BOB POSSUMATO/VA. STATE POLICE: MOST DEPARTMENTS, WE'VE FOUND MOST DEPARTMENTS ARE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT. AND SOME OF THEM, PROBABLY BECAUSE OF HERESAY THINK THERE'S A LITTLE BIT MORE TO IT THAN WHAT THERE IS. LIKE I SAY, WE CAN ONLY SEE A VISIBLE HEAT SOURCE. SO WE CAN'T LOOK THROUGH THE WALLS OF BUILDINGS. WE CAN'T SEE UNDERGROUND. UNLESS THERE'S A HEAT SOURCE DOWN THERE.))
RUNS=:17


The 110- thousand dollar FLIR camera is on the bottom of one state helicopter.
And it may be high tech, but it's not easy to use.
SOT 04:29:06

((TROOPER PILOT BOB POSSUMATO/VA. STATE POLICE: THIS'LL SOUND FUNNY, BUT IF YOU'RE SOMEBODY WHO PLAYS VIDEO GAMES, YOU CAN GET PROFICIENT WITH IT MORE QUICKLY THAN SOMEONE WHO'S NOT. YOU JUST HAVE TO GET USED TO OPERATING SOMETHING LIKE THAT.))
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These night tapes are from other departments around the country.
But the Virginia State Police tell similar stories.
SOT 04:26:24

((TROOPER PILOT BOB POSSUMATO/VA. STATE POLICE: WE TRIED TO GUIDE THEM THE BEST THING WE COULD WITH THE FLIR. AS THEY GOT IN ON TOP OF IT, THEY WALKED BY HIM TWICE. THEY JUST ABSOLUTELY COULD NOT SEE HIM BECAUSE THE UNDERBRUSH WAS SO THICK.))
RUNS=:09


For all the successful searches, there are many more that don't find their target -- but they save ground searchers huge amounts of time, with land they DON'T have to cover.
sot standup

(( ELLEN QUALLS, NEWS 7, MANASSAS.))
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Sports tease


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


We will hear from Radford's asistant basketball coach on his new job at Marshall, the first half of stage 3 of the Tour Dupont is over, and an earthquake rocks the Kingdome.
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VO-NAT

MIKE LIVE FOR THIS PART!!!!!

S-Live


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=mst
TAPE#CL-96
GRAPHIC=Avalanche


It's a big weekend for Hometown baseball as the Lynchburg Hillcats and the Salem Avalanche meet for the first time this season.
Double Boxes=Steve/Mike


Game One is tonight at seven and Mike Stevens already has a good seat.
LIVE=Mike Full
SUPER=@Mike1;
SUPER=05-Salem;

Mike adlibs to a two question interview.
SUPER=01-Sam Lazzaro/Avalanche Vice President;

Mike adlibs to tape. ((Rollcue: about this weekend's three game series.))
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IN Q=it's just
SUPER=01-Jeff Banister/Hillcat's Manager;:00
SUPER=01-Bill McGuire/Avalanche Manager; :20
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=runs to win.
LIVE=Mike Robin on two shot.
SUPER=@robin1;


(Out of pkg on two shot with Robin with a quick promo of Sunday's Game)

S-Quake


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-11
GRAPHIC=Seattle mariners


The Seattle Kingdome architect has pronounced the stadium structurally sound today after an earthquake stopped the Indians, Mariners baseball game last night.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Seattle, WA; :00


The earthquake hit at 9:04 pacific time, right in the middle of the game. Fans headed for the exits and
players, like Ken Griffey Junior instructed their families to head home as well.
The game will resume this evening. The clubs will pick it up in the bottom of the seventh.
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S-Dupont


ANCHOR=steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=Dupont


Stage 3 of the Tour Dupont is underway. this segment has two parts. The first began in Emporia and finished in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina.
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VO-NAT #eng
SUPER=03-Emporia/ESPN; :00


Overall leader Lance Armstrong again catered to the fans before the stage.
There were a few wrecks during the 102 mile road race. Two riders went down near the finish, both would complete the first part of stage 3.
Armstrong finished in the middle of the pack but still has the overall lead.
Marcel Wuss won the first half of stage 3. The second segment is a time trial. It began at 3:45 today and should finish around 6:30.
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IN Q="You

((MARCEL WUST/WINNER OF STAGE 3'S 1ST SEGMENT:))
SUPER=01-Marcel Wust/Winner of Stage 3's 1st Segment; :00
RUNS=:12
OUT Q=...happens to you"
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S-Dickerson


ANCHOR=Steve
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=S6-8
GRAPHIC=Radford


Today, Radford University assistant basketball coach Dave Dickerson was named the new assistant at Marshall. Dickerson joins Thundering Herd head coach Greg White on the bench.
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SOT
IN Q="I can

((DAVE DICKERSON/NAMED NEW ASSISTANT AT MARSHALL:))
SUPER=01-Dave Dickerson/Named New Assistant at Marshall; :00
RUNS=:19
OUT Q=...excited about"
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S-Sears


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


Winston Cup drives are in Sonoma California to qualify for the Save Mart Supermarket 300 today. Qualifying for the 10th race of the season does not begin until 6:30 Eastern time. We will have the complete results at 11. Wx-Tape
SUPER=305-82/52/93/1959/32/1981/80/51/38/SW 14mph/29.95/F;



Cancer-Treatment


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-38
GRAPHIC=Lewis Gale Hospital


The Lewis Gale Regional Cancer Center is getting a two-in-a-half million dollar injection.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem; :


The boost comes in the form of an expansion for the facility, as well as some new equipment.
That includes brachytherapy (Breaky-Therapy)-- the latest high tech form of radiation, administered in high doses.
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SOT 11:03:23
IN Q=It's a nice

((DR. DAVID RANDOLPH/RADIATION ONCOLOGIST: IT'S A NICE WAY TO GIVE A HIGHER DOSE OF RADIATION THERAPY AND WE KNOW THAT THE HIGHER DOSE OF RADIATION WE CAN SAFELY GIVE TO A TUMOR, THE HIGHER CURE RATES ARE. ))
SUPER=01-Dr. David Randolph/Radiation Oncologist; :
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=the cure rates are.
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VO-NAT


Dr. Randolph says the new equipment will mean a greater chance of successfully fighting cancer-- with faster treatment times, fewer side effects, and less damage to surrounding tissues than external radiation. (---------------) The treatment can be used for many forms of cancer.