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ANCHOR=Keith

The news is next on W-D-B-J-7:
With word of controversy over state workers getting abortions.
And a first- hand account from the officer who subdued a suicidal young man in Roanoke.
Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, William Byrd plays for the state soccer championship tonight, Roland Lovelace gets ready to take over at Fleming, while Roland Lazenby takes the Bulls by the horns.
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And speaking of the Bulls, Dennis Rodman has a new "Do" for the championship series that opens tonight.
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Smooth sailing in this weather package with pleasant temperatures and dry conditions. Let's enjoy.

Abortion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-41
GRAPHIC=Abortion


The Allen Administration is cracking down on state workers seeking abortions.
A July first policy change has leaked out and is already under fire.
Double Boxes=Keith and Ellen/State Microwave


Ellen Qualls is in our Richmond newsroom.
What's in this proposed new policy?
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Keith, the Key Advantage health care plan has covered 452 abortions for state workers or their family members in the past year.
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The policy CHANGE would be line with coverage for Medicaid recipients: only for rape, incest, or gross fetal abnormality -- but would add danger to the life of the mother.
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((MIKE THOMAS/VA. SECRETARY OF ADMINISTRATION: I BECAME AWARE OF IT IN THE EARLY PART OF MAY WHEN WE RECEIVED A LETTER FROM A CONSTITUENT COMPLAINING ABOUT IT AND MADE THE ASSERTION THAT THE STATE EMPLOYEE HEALTH PLAN COVERED ABORTION FOR ANY CIRCUMSTANCE WHATSOEVER. I FOUND THAT HARD TO BELIEVE BUT CHECKED INTO IT AND FOUND OUT THAT WAS THE CASE.))
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Planned Parenthood says the Allen Administration should be encouraging contraception.
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((GRACE SPARKS/VA. PLANNED PARENTHOOD: WE CAN ARGUE ALL DAY ABOUT ABORTION, BUT WE COME TOGETHER IN SAYING THAT UNINTENDED PREGNANCY DOES NOBODY ANY GOOD. IT DOESN'T DO THE BABY ANY GOOD. IT DOESN'T THE WOMAN ANY GOOD. AND IT DOESN'T DO SOCIETY, OUR STATE ANY GOOD. WE SHOULD WORK ON THE ISSUES WE CAN AGREE ON, LIKE REDUCING UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES, ON REDUCING ABORTION. NOT BY PUNISHING WOMEN.))
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The Governor says he's being consistent with his campaign stance.
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((GOV. GEORGE ALLEN: SO FOR ANY OF THOSE WHO ARE YELPING AND WHINING AND COMPLAINING AND CRITICIZING, WHICH GOES WITH THE TERRITORY, IF THEY DON'T LIKE IT, LET 'EM TRY AND CHANGE THE LAW NEXT YEAR IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.))
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So you heard the challenge there.
Some lawmakers who favor abortion rights that we spoke to are worried Allen's singling state workers out from the private sector.

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(( Keith QuestionAnd how do taxpayers foot the bill?
If the overall cost of insuring Virginia's workforce increases, the insurance provider could raise premiums. Taxpayers pay the workers' premiums. Workers pay for family coverage.))

Smith


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6PM
WRITER=TST
TAPE#96-47
GRAPHIC=None


A recent double-murder near the Appalachian Trail has revived memories of an earlier crime -- one which shocked this region in the early 1980s.
News 7's Ted Stone covered that case. He says it was headed back into the news even without the latest violence on the trail.
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((The first multiple-murder on the Trail in Virginia occurred 15 years ago. And the man who did it is set to walk out of prison this fall.
On the last weekend in May of 1981, the bodies of two social workers from Maine were found near a shelter on the trail, in the Walnut Flats section of Giles County. Susan Ramsay and Bob Mountford had been hiking the trail together.
Mountford had been shot to death in his sleeping bag. Ramsay had been stabbed and slashed to death, after apparently putting up a fierce fight.
A week after the bodies were found, a pickup truck belonging to Randall Lee Smith of Pearisburg was found abandoned in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Searchers eventually found and arrested Smith, who'd been hiding out in the woods near the beach.
When Smith went to trial in March of 1982, many court watchers were expecting a life sentence. His bloody fingerprint had been found at the scene of the murders.
But the case ended in a surprise plea bargain. Smith pled guilty to two counts of second- degree murder, and was sentenced to a 30 years in prison.
Before he died, former Giles County prosecutor Hezekiah Osborne discussed the case. He said Smith's lawyers offered to plead after Smith was sent off for a mental examination. ((HEZEKIAH OSBORNE/FORMER GILES CO.PROSECUTOR: AND I BELIEVE WHEN HE GOT THERE, RANDALL STARTED CONFESSING. AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT TRIGGERED A PLEA BARGAIN. BECAUSE THEY KNEW THEN THAT HE WAS GUILTY.))
Thanks to the plea bargain, Smith became eligable for parole back in 1986. He's scheduled for mandatory release on September 23rd. And Parole Board officials say there's no way to keep him locked up after that. Ted Stone, News 7.))
Anchor=Keith
SS=None


Meantime at the Shenandoah National Park today, investigators sifted through evidence at a primitive campsight where two women were found murdered, their throats slashed. Authorities say right now there are no suspects. The Park Service has also begun handing out safety fliers to hikers and other visitors.

New-Industry


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=Sta
TAPE#96-40
GRAPHIC=none


A British-based company is making a 25 million dollar investment in Henry County.
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Drake Extrusions officially opened its new plant in Martinsville today.
The company makes fibers used in carpets and upholstery.
It will eventually bring about 120 jobs to the area.
Drake is the U-S subsidiary of Readicut Group, a company based in England.
The new plant is a result of Governor Allen's trade mission to England last year, aimed at boosting foreign investment in Virginia.
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Standoff-Follow


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-34
GRAPHIC=None


Roanoke City Police officers were armed with patience yesterday as they tried to bring a stand- off to a peaceful conclusion.
After an hour of trying to calm the teenager, Sergeant Marvin Brown decided he had to act. Joe Dashiell reports.
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((As the 15- year- old boy paced the parking lot with a large knife at his wrist, Sergeant Marvin Brown tried to calm the youth and convince him to surrender.
The boy repeatedly told police to kill him... and as time passed and the crowd of spectators grew, Brown says he feared the situation would get out of hand.
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((SGT. MARVIN BROWN/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: AND I REALIZED THAT MAYBE WE HAD TO TAKE CARE OF THE SITUATION AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT ANYONE GETTING INJURED AND THAT'S THE TIME I REALIZED THAT MAYBE THE BEST THING TO DO WAS USE PEPPER AND WE MOVED AND THANK GOD THAT'S THE WAY IT TURNED OUT.))
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Brown may have brought the incident to an end with a blast of pepper spray, but he also credits the quick action of other officers who cleared the area, took cover and used restraint when the incident was unfolding.
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((SGT. MARVIN BROWN/ROANOKE CITY POLICE DEPT.: HOPEFULLY YOU NEVER HAVE TO END UP IN A STAND- OFF LIKE THIS, BUT YOU TRAIN FOR IT. HOPEFULLY YOU NEVER HAVE TO USE IT, BUT WHEN YOU USE IT AND IT WORKS, YOU FEEL GREAT.))
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After the arrest, Brown says the boy was very apologetic.
The officer says he is simply relieved that no one, including the boy, was seriously hurt.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Still to come on News 7 at Six-- It's a rarity for the Roanoke Valley--a woman dons the robes of General District Court judge.
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Also dozens of area physicians will have a new employer. They're thinking of forming a doctor-driven H-M-O.
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((WE LET THE COSTS OF HEALTH CARE GET OUT OF CONTROL OVER THE LAST 15 YEARS, AND THIS IS THE RESPONSE TO IT. WE'VE GOT TO CORRECT THE PROBLEM. ))
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What it could mean for patient care--that story and more coming up.
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Carilion


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=cst
TAPE#96-29
GRAPHIC=Carilion


More today on Carilion Health System's massive buyout of dozens of area physicians.
Connie Stevens joins us from the newsroom, with details of the
Double Boxes=Keith and Connie/Newsroom

plan....as well as a unique new H-M-O now in the works.
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Keith, this deal, which falls somewhere north of 20-million dollars, will give about 80 physicians a new boss...Carilion.
Today, the spin was on benefits to patients.
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((DON LORTON/CARILION HEALTH SYSTEM: THROUGH THIS INTEGRATED DELIVERY SYSTEM THAT WE HOPE TO BRING TOGETHER, OUR GOALS ARE TO IMPROVE ACCESS AND CONVENIENCE FOR THE PATIENT, TO IMPROVE QUALITY WHILE LOWERING COSTS ))
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For Carilion the deal nearly doubles its staff of physicians... it also paves the way for a stronger presence in the New River Valley.
For doctors, though, the point is increased buying power...as the Carilion name will give doctors more control over how patients are treated.
Also in the works is a-- for lack of nothing better to call it...a new h.m.o, driven by physicians.
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((DR. PAUL PAGE/PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN: THIS IS TRULY CUTTING EDGE, NOT JUST IN THIS MARKET BUT ALL OVER THE COUNTRY TO HAVE PUT TOGETHER WHAT WE'RE CALLING AN INTEGRATED DELIVERY SYSTEM THAT WILL INTEGRATE ALL THE ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE UNDER ONE ROOF SO WE CAN PROVIDE SPECIALIST CARE, HOSPITAL CARE , WE CAN PROVIDE THE ANCILLARY CARE SUCH AS HOME HEALTH, NOT JUST THE PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO DO ALL THOSE SORTS OF THINGS IN COST EFFICIENT AND QUALITY ORIENTED MANNER. ))
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Live=Connie Full/Newsroom


All seem to be agreeing that these days, medicine is big business, and it's going to be MANAGED as such.
Double Boxes=Keith and Connie/Newsroom


Talevi


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-39
GRAPHIC=Jacqueline Talevi


Six out of seven trial judges in Virginia are men.
Most of the state's 50 WOMEN on the bench are in populated urban areas around Washington, Richmond and Norfolk.
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So it was unusual when a woman donned a black robe in Roanoke today.
Jackie Talevi will be the only woman on the General District bench in the Roanoke Valley.
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Talevi was endorsed by both local bar associations AND the Virginia Women Attorneys Association.
To the over-flow crowd of lawyers who came to see the ceremony, Talevi added a personal pledge.
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((TO TREAT ALL INDIVIDUALS WHO APPEAR BEFORE ME AND THEIR LAWYERS WITH RESPECT AND COURTESY AND PATIENCE.))
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The 42-year old judge recognizes her appointment marks a milepost.
She joins CIRCUIT Judge Dianne Strickland, the only other woman on the bench in the Roanoke Valley.
And yet she'd rather be considered: calm, compassionate, competent- -not just the lady lawyer who's now a judge.
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((I THINK WE ARE ALL THE SUM OF OUR EXPERIENCES AND YOU CAN'T JUST SIMPLY CUT OUT AND SEAR A SERIES OF EVENTS AND SAY: "OH, WELL, I CAN EXPLAIN THAT BECAUSE I'M A MALE OR A FEMALE."))
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This mother of four-year old Christopher and eight-year old Jennifer says her father, a retired attorney, taught her not to be limited by gender.
She's spent her entire legal career- -13 years- -defending those who didn't have the money to HIRE a lawyer... against criminal prosecution.
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((CAN I BALANCE THEM? I THINK SO. WHEN YOU KNOW BOTH SIDES OF THE ARGUMENT, THEY YOU KNOW THE WEAKNESSES AND THE STRENGTHS OF BOTH SIDES. AND A JUDGE OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.))
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ANCHOR=Keith
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Talevi replaces John Apostolou on the bench.

Stocks


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


A fairly quiet day on Wall Street today. The Dow gained 31 and a half points, while NASDAQ was up nearly six points.
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Lemley


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-35
GRAPHIC=John Lemley


Christiansburg is shopping for a town manager for the first time in 40 years.
That's how long John Lemley has held the post, but in September he'll hang up his hat.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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(( In 1956 Christiansburg was one square mile in size, with a population of 29 hundred.
Now with 14 square miles and about 18 thousand residents, it's the fourth largest town in Virginia.
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((JOHN LEMLEY/CHRISTIANSBURG TOWN MANAGER: THAT'S ANOTHER GOOD REASON FOR ME TO HANG IT UP, IT'S CHANGING TOO FAST. ))
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His colleagues say Lemley has been the driving force behind the growth.
Mayor Harold Linkous credits him with spearheading the town's successful annexation of the route 460 corridor.
Less than 10 years later, it's now the retail center of the New River Valley.
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((HAROLD LINKOUS/CHRISTIANSBURG MAYOR: HE HAS ALWAYS PLACED EMPHASIS ON INFRASTRUCTURE AND SERVICES, AND THAT IS THE REASON THAT WE HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN DEVELOPING ))
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((ALL THE COMMERCIAL GROWTH THAT HAS BEEN HERE.))
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Lemley's proud of that, but says two earlier annexations and a merger with the town of Cambria 30 years ago were equally important.
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((ALL OF THESE THINGS, AT THE TIME THEY HAPPEN ARE VERY GRATIFYING. ))
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As news spread of his retirement, Lemley's colleagues echoed shared sentiments:
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((BETTY THOMAS/MONTGOMERY CO. ADMINISTRATOR: HIS WISE COUNSEL, HIS PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISE ARE GOING TO BE MISSED. ))
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Lemley plans to stay in Christiansburg, and says he may continue serving on the water authority and various other boards. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
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Coming up tonight in sports, Byrd gears up for a state championship run tonight, and it's a big night for a couple of Rolands - one named Lovelace at Fleming,
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and another named Lazenby from Wytheville - who'se in Chicago to continue chronicling the Bulls record setting season.
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S-Lovelace


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-7
GRAPHIC=LOVELACE


William Fleming is expected to introduce Roland Lovelace as the school's new head basketball coach tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock.
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This past season Lovelace served as the Lady Colonels head basketball coach, but he will now have to give up that position.
He is expected to continue as an offensive coordinator on the Fleming football staff.
Roland replaces Burrall Paye who stepped down in the middle of last season.
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S-Lazenby


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-12
GRAPHIC=NBA FINALS


When the finals crank up tonight, a Roanoke resident will be on press row following the Bulls' every move.
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Roland Lazenby, a Radford University professor, has parlayed his writing prowess into a string of successful sports books.
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This morning he flew out of Roanoke to continue work on the official book of the Bulls' record breaking season.
It's entitled "BULL RUN" and it has kept Lazenby on the run for most of the past six months.
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(( Bull Run is Lazenby's 31st book since 1984 when he wrote Ralph Sampson biography, "Life Above The Rim."
Last year he wrote the complete history of the Chicago Bulls to commemorate the team's 30th anniversary.
It has sold very well, although finding it Roanoke isn't always easy. ((ROLAND LAZENBY:))
Nothing archaic about Phil Jackson's coaching methods in Chicago.
In fact Jackson, who has been labeled by some as a Zen Christian has embraced Lazenby. ((ROLAND LAZENBY:))
Lazenby also has become a friend and admirer or Dennis Rodman, although he admits nothing from his formative years as a child in Wytheville prepared him for Rodman's antics. ((ROLAND LAZENBY:))

S-Bulls


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-11
GRAPHIC=NONE
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Rodman's opening act in Chicago played out again today as he unveiled his new hairdo for the championship series.
With or without the rainbow colored do, the Bulls with Rodman and Michael Jordan leading the way are 10-to-1 favorites in many folks eyes.
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S-Soccer


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#S6-10
GRAPHIC=Soccer Logo


William Byrd soccer coach Jeff Highfill is the Group Two a coach of the year and his star player Michael Berry is the co-player of the year.
And tonight in Vinton the Terriers will play for the state soccer championship, against Western Albemarle the runner up last year.
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Byrd has made it to the final four three straight years. They advanced to the championship with a 1 to nothing win over Blacksburg last Friday night.
In that game the Terriers had a shaky first half. And that can't happen in tonight's championship game because the Warriors have been to the big show before.
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((JEFF HIGHFILL/TERRIERS HEAD COACH: ))
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Game time tonight is 7 o'clock at William Byrd High School in Vinton.

S-Ferrum


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-9
GRAPHIC=STATE A BASEBALL


It took the Giles Spartans two days but they have finally advanced to the state semi-finals in Group-A baseball.
Today they completed yesterday's rain suspended game with St. Paul by beating the Deacons 10-to-7.
Giles plays at Powell Valley tomorrow night at 7.
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On the college diamond, Ferrum's Abe Naff has been named college coach of the year by the state's sports information directors.
Naff led the Panthers to 35 wins and their eighth NCAA tourney appearance.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=FERRUM LOGO


Also, pitcher Jimmy Hamilton who was drafted in the 7th round by the Cleveland Indians today was named the player of the year. He had a 12-and-2 record this season.

S-Ravens


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-8
GRAPHIC=NFL


The NFL was reluctant to let the Browns leave Cleveland, in fact they wouldn't let them take the Browns name.
But they couldn't get them to take the Browns dull uniforms.
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So, this afternoon the Baltimore Ravens as they are now known unveiled their uniforms for their inaugural season.
They are Purple, gold and Black with white trim.
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