18:00-01

1-News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

The sun is shining NOW.
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VO-NAT


But what a day we had.
Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX, the most comprehensive coverage of the storm from Danville to Lexington, Richmond to Roanoke.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Roy


In sports, Several area college football teams open their season tomorrow. The weather has postponed many of the football games but Friday Football Extra is still set for tonight.
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VO-NAT ENG#


And qualifying for the Miller 400 at Richmond was postponed today but the drivers are ready for tomorrow nights race.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


In the wake of a tropical system, there is usually a quiet, warm spell. Count on that in the Saturday forecast.

Top


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#96-66
GRAPHIC=None
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VO-NAT


A humongous storm is come and gone in one day.
What was once Hurricane Fran left one dead, closed 15 major roads, stranded scores of people; forced hundreds to evacuate and left hundreds-of- thousands without electricity.
It was over in matter of hours. The impact will be with us a long time.
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Roanoke-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=dal
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=Flooding


The storm may be over... the destruction may still be yet to come.
Fran came calling late last night.
Now, severe flooding may be the next unwelcomed guest in the Roanoke Valley.
Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave


Scott Prince joins us from the Roanoke River with the latest.
Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Scott1;
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: flooding looks imminent.)
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SOT
IN Q=Roanoke was
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
SUPER=01-Michelle Bono/Roanoke Public Information Officer;
SUPER=01-Joe Herron/Super Saver Grocery Store;
SUPER=01-Randy Smith/Salem City Manager;
RUNS=1:28
OUT Q=water passed by


Roanoke was spared from severe rain and wind damage as Fran reared her ugly head in Southwest Virginia.
But the worst is likely yet to come.
Now that the storm has passed, the threat is now flood waters.
In fact, officials now estimate the Roanoke River will Crest to 18 feet come tomorrow morning.
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SOT 15:32:53
IN Q=People here

((MICHELLE BONO/ROANOKE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER: PEOPLE HERE ARE GOING TO LOOK TO THE SKY AND SAY EVERYTHING LOOKS WELL AND GOOD, BUT THEY SAY THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF WATER COMING TO ROANOKE THAT DIDN'T COME FROM ROANOKE AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO EXPECT IS THE WATER COMING ON THE UPSTREAM ROANOKE RIVER ))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=roanoke river


That means there's a strong possibility homes and business along the banks will suffer severe flooding.
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SOT 10:32:43
IN Q=A lot

((JOE HERRON/SUPER SAVER GROCERY STORE: A LOT OF TROUBLE. A LOT OF WORK. WE HAVE TO START TAKING PRECAUTIONS WHICH IS BASICALLY WHAT WE DID LAST NIGHT. WE WERE EXPECTING IT LAST NIGHT SO WE DID ALL THE BOARDING UP WE COULD DO AND PULL STUFF OFF THE SHELVES. ))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=off the shelves


Meanwhile, Salem has received its share of flooding already.
The intersection of Mill Lane and West Riverside Drive is completely closed off due to high waters.
But Salem officials say overall, the flooding shouldn't cause too many problems.
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SOT 15:02:10
IN Q=I think most

((RANDY SMITH/SALEM CITY MANAGER: I THINK MOST OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE NOW UNTIL LATE THIS EVENING, EARLY TOMORROW MORNING, WILL BE AN INCONVENIENCE. ))
RUNS=:06
OUT Q=


Hundreds of trailer parks residents in Salem have already been inconvenienced.
A construction bridge on the interstate crumbled... sending a massive amount of water down Mason's Creek.
Folks living in Ramey's and Salem Mobile Home Park were evacuated for a few hours as the water passed by.
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Live=Scott Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Roanoke;
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Double Boxes=Keith and Scott/Microwave




Robin-Update


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=rre
TAPE#None
GRAPHIC=None


Now let's check in with Robin Reed for the latest on the situation. Robin in WxCenter
SUPER=@Robin1;
(Robin ad lib)


ROLL

(Robin tosses back to Keith)


Roll
TALENT=Robin
SS=NONE
SUPER=80-74/69/2.37''/73/70/6.05''/69/65/1.44''/74/63/1.38'';
SUPER=81-79/69/+5.00''/77/68/4.14''/66/64/1.04'';
SUPER=82-5.21''/plus 4.49''/40.96''/plus 10.59'';
SUPER=83-Over 0.34 foot/Down 4.46 foot;Lake levels


State-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The death of a woman in Highland County is being attributed to the storm.
She died trying to get through some high water on an all-terrain vehicle.
State officials experienced some surprises trying to manage the disaster from the Richmond area.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Chesterfield Co.;


More widespread high winds than predicted -- meaning a Virginia Power record of over 413- thousand out -- mostly in eastern and central Virginia.
One good surprise -- the storm shifted east, into the flatter areas of central Virginia.
But there's a lot flash flooding. That means PLANNING for helicopter rescue attempts.
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nat SOT 06:29:44
IN Q=We got

((WE GOT ABOUT 25 PEOPLE THERE, WE'VE GOT ABOUT... GOT IT. GOT IT.))12
sot 06:39:39

((MICHAEL CLINE/VA. EMERGENCY SERVICES: WE THINK THAT SOME OF THE WORST NEWS IS YET TO COME. NORMALLY WHEN YOU HAVE SEVERE FLASH FLOODING... CREST FOR ANOTHER TWO DAYS.))
SUPER=01-Michael Cline/Va. Emergency Services; :13!!!!!
RUNS=:31
OUT Q=another two days.
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VO-NAT


Governor Allen has requested a Presidential declaration of a major disaster.
24 localities have made local declarations.
35 shelters are open statewide.
V-DOT says 15 primary roads and 253 secondary roads are closed, mostly along the Route 29 corridor.
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Southside


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tha
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Fran could set a record on the Southside. The area was paralyzed by the storm early this morning, but the worst may be still to come. Teresa Hamilton reports all eyes are now focusing on the Dan River.
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SOT
IN Q=Fran
SUPER=03-Danville; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Young/Danville Emergency Services; :28
SUPER=@Teresa1; :50
RUNS=1:08
OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7


Central-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-78
GRAPHIC=Flooding


In central Virginia, a brisk wind is drying things off nicely as the area recovers from its bout with the storm.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/Microwave


Steve Smallshaw is in our Lynchburg Newsroom.
Steve, a storm that packed a lot less punch toppled the Timber Lake dam last year.. that wasn't the case this time around though..?..
Live=Steve Full
SUPER=@ssm1;
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;


That's right Keith, that rush of wind you heard in Campbell County was not Hurricane Fran, but the sigh of relief from residents who still have a dam to call their own.
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SOT
IN Q=Two days ago
SUPER=03-Campbell Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Doug Washington/Timberlake Homeowners Association; :21
SUPER=01-Barry Martin/Lynchburg Emergency Op. Co.; :47
RUNS=:59
OUT Q=for the city.


(( Two days ago, the engineers charged with rebuilding the Timber Lake dam had a decision to make.
With Hurricane Fran bearing down on the east coast, a repeat of last June's dam collapse was imminent.
But on Thursday, work crews cut a fourteen- foot wide notch through the dam to let the excess water flow through.
It worked like a charm.
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SOT 9:14:33
IN Q=The engineers

((DOUG WASHINGTON/TIMBERLAKE HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION: THE ENGINEERS AND OUR MAINTENANCE PEOPLE ARE VERY, VERY PLEASED WITH HOW IT HELD UP, WE FEEL LIKE IT MORE THAN HELD UP TO THE TEST.))
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=to the test.


The rest of central Virginia also passed Fran's test, some areas better than others.
Tons of water with no place to go flooded dozens of roadways, stranding motorists and rerouting traffic.
But even as some waters have receded, others like the James River continue to rise.
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SOT 9:53:02
IN Q=We anticipate

((BARRY MARTIN/LYNCHBURG EMERGENCY OPERATIONS: WE ANTICIPATE A CREST SOMETIME IN THE A-M SATURDAY OF ABOUT 19 TO 20 FEET WHICH IS TWO TO THREE FEET OVER FLOOD STAGE, AND SO IT OFFERS SOME PROBLEM, BUT IT'S NOT A REAL CRITICAL PROBLEM FOR THE CITY.))
RUNS=:13
OUT Q=for the city.))
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Live=Steve Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Lynchburg;
(steve ad lib live tag)
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE
There's more flood coverage coming up on News 7---
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VO-NAT


We will check in with Montgomery County, where one group of residents waiting to be evacuated suddenly found themselves stranded. The outcome of their dilemma plus much more when we return.
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MUSIC UP FULL
COMM#1


Alleghany-Evacuation


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=tal
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Flooding


The south fork of the Roanoke River forced numerous evacuations and closed roads when it raged through Montgomery County.
Tracy Altizer reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Residents of this
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Charles Keith/Possible Flood Victim; :26
SUPER=01-Betty Hall/Flood Victim; :39
SUPER=01-Jim Collins/Elliston Firefighter; :59
RUNS=1:10
OUT Q=Altizer, News 7.

(( Residents of this mobile home on Alleghany Springs Road stood helplessly as the south fork of the Roanoke River threatened their home.
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SOT 14:59:38

((LIKE I SAY I MADE MY LAST PAYMENT YESTERDAY ON IT. MAY BE HERE TOMORROW, I DON'T KNOW. ))
RUNS=:04


About 50 residents of this neighborhood, including a mobile home park were stranded all day at a country store, along with several police officers who helped evacuate them.
The water rose too fast for everyone to drive out, or IN.
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SOT 17:53:36

((I LIVE ABOUT THREE MILES UP THE ROAD AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENED. ))
RUNS=:04


In Lafayette, some residents on route 11 are no strangers to high water.
Though it's higher than usual this time, it's bad every time.
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SOT 18:30:08

((BETTY HALL/FLOOD VICTIM: IT'S ALL WE'VE GOT SO WE'RE SORT OF STUCK WITH IT. I KIND OF WORRY ABOUT THIS TIME WHETHER IT'S GONNA MAKE IT THROUGH. IT'S BEEN THROUGH IT SO MANY TIMES THAT IT'S GOTTA BE WEAKENED. ))
RUNS=:10


Hall's neighbor refused to leave her house until a state trooper ordered her to.
By then, rescuers who had pleaded with her to leave earlier had to use ropes for her and their own protection to walk her out.
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SOT 19:30:16

((JIM COLLINS/ELLISTON FIREFIGHTER: IT'S PRETTY SCARE. I HAVE A FAMILY AT HOME. I JUST WORRY ABOUT THAT. ))
RUNS=:05


Fortunately, water-logged homes and roads will be the only casualties to report. Tracy Altizer, News 7.))

Day-Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=jda
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Henry County also endured widespread flooding today. Families were forced to evacuate and many more were left without power.
Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave


Joe Dashiell has been following the situation there and reports tonight from Martinsville.
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=@Joe1;
SUPER=05-Martinsville;
( ad lib)
(Rollcue: tide of muddy water)
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SOT
IN Q=The remnants of Fran
SUPER=03-Henry Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Lisa Moore/Henry Co. Resident; :15
SUPER=01-Lillie Dent/Henry Co. Resident; :55
RUNS=1:09
OUT Q=safe somewhere
Live=Joe Full/Microwave
SUPER=05-Martinsville;
( ad lib)



Double Boxes=Keith and Joe/Microwave




Stocks


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=tbr
TAPE#=None
GRAPHIC=NONE

The stock market advanced strongly across the board today. The Dow climbed nearly 53 points.
NASDAQ was up 13.
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RUNS=:25
SUPER=x5005;


LEXINGTON-FLOODING


ANCHOR=KEITH
NEWSCAST=SIX
WRITER=DAL
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Flooding


Rockbridge County officials braced for the worst.
But the tropical storm side-swiped the county leaving a lot of relieved residents behind.
Denise Allen reports.
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SOT
IN Q=Fran changed
SUPER=03-Rockbridge Co.; :00
SUPER=01-Bennie Furr/BARC Electric; :27
SUPER=01-Bob Weikel/Rockbridge Co. Emergency Services; :39
SUPER=@Denise2; :55
RUNS=1:14
OUT Q=News 7
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SOT nat sot
IN Q=rushing water

(( ))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=


Fran changed Buffalo Creek from a peaceful stream into a raging white water river.
The creek over ran its banks making travel on route 251 to Collierstown treacherous.
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SOT
IN Q=nat sot computer

(( ))
RUNS=:02
OUT Q=


Rain gauges in the Rockbridge County Emergency Services office flashed red indicating the problem areas in the county.
But the rain wasn't the only trouble-maker.
High winds also reeked havoc.
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SOT 10:11:56
IN Q=we've had some

((BENNIE FURR/BARC ELECTRIC: WE'VE HAD SOME HEAVY WINDS OVER HERE THIS MORNING AND IT TOOK OUT A LOT OF TREES. WE'VE HAD TO CUT A LOT OF TREES OUT OF THE ROAD JUST TO GET BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS.))
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=BACKWARDS AND FORWARDS
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SOT PLEASE COVER WITH B-ROLL 11:15:33
IN Q=VIRGINIA POWER IS OUT

((BOB WEIKEL/ROCKBRIDGE COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES: VIRGINIA POWER IS OUT. BARC IS OUT. CONSEQUENTLY THE RAILROAD IS ALSO HAVING SOME PROBLEMS WITH THEIR POWER AND IT'S TO MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THE SIGNAL LIGHTS AREN'T WORKING SO THE ENGINEER DOESN'T KNOW IF ANYTHING IS ON THE TRACKS.))
RUNS=:22
OUT Q=ON THE TRACKS


The South River section of the county was also off limits.
But flood prone Buena Vista, escaped without any serious damage.
And the emergency relief shelters which opened Thursday night but weren't widely used.
Bob Weikel says Fran wasn't everything forecasters predicted and he's grateful.
Denise Allen News 7.))

Sports Tease


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


And coming up, Mike Stevens will fill us in on what's happening on Friday Football Extra tonight.
And the area college football teams will open their seasons tomorrow we'll hear from the coaches.

S-FFE


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=FFE LOGO
SUPER=@Mike1;


The remnants of Hurricane Fran have all but cancelled every high school football game in the state, but it can't stop Friday Football Extra. toss to mike
Mike Stevens joins us with a rundown of all the postponed games. Mike of big screen
Roy, Friday Football Extra has never been rained out in 13 years, and tonight we'll be one as usual at 11:35.
But as you're about to see Fran has forced most area teams to either play tomorrow night or Monday. go to pinnacle boards
SUPER=#556
SUPER=x5023
SUPER=55-Abingdon/Ton./John Battle/7:30pm/Lebanon/Sat./Tazewell/7:30pm/George

Wythe/Ton./Twin Springs/7:30pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-Rural

Retreat/Ton./Holston/7:30pm/Blacksburg/Sat./Graham/1:30pm/Garden/Sat./Narrows/1:30pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-Tunstall/Mon./Laurel Park/7:00pm/Northside/Mon./Heritage/7:00pm/Craig

Co./Mon./Auburn/6:30pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-James River/Sat./Wilson

Memorial/2:00pm/Brookville/Sat./Salem/7:30pm/Powell Valley/Sat./Radford/4:00pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-G.W. Danville/Mon./Person NC/6:30pm/Shawsville/Mon./Roanoke

Catholic/7:00pm/William Fleming/Sat./Petersburg/7:00pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-Cave Spring/Mon./Jefferson Forest/7:30pm/Magna Vista/Sat./Franklin

Co./7:30pm/Pulaski Co./Mon./Amherst Co./7:00pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-McNamara/Can./E.C. Glass//Dinwiddie/No/Halifax Co./Rpt./Rockbridge

Co./Mon./R.E. Lee/7:00pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-Alleghany/Sat./Parry McCluer/7:00pm/Staunton River/Sat./William

Byrd/7:30pm/Glenvar/Sat./Lord Botetourt/7:30pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-Cumberland/Sat./Altavista/7:00pm/Randolph Henry/Sat./William

Campbell/7:30pm/Bassett/Mon./Chatham/7:00pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-Patrick Co./Mon./Dan

River/7:30pm/Fieldale-Collinsville/Mon./Gretna/7:30pm/Prince Edward/Mon./Appomattox/7:30pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-Liberty/Sat./Martinsville/7:00pm/Rustburg/Mon./Nelson

Co./7:00pm/Carroll Co./Sat./Grundy/7:30pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-Floyd Co./Sat./Giles/7:30pm/Riverheads/Sat./Stuarts

Draft/7:30pm/Bland Co./Mon./Grayson Co./7:00pm;
SUPER=x5009
SUPER=55-Galax/Sat./Ft. Chiswell/7:00pm/Pocahontas Co./Sat./Bath

Co./7:30pm/Greenbrier East/Sat./Covington/7:30pm;
RUNS=1:05

oc-last score
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ANCHOR=ROY/MIKE

TOSS BACK TO ROY
Roy, again Friday Football Extra is on tonight. See you at 11:35.

S-Tech


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#Tf96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech Logo


The Virginia Tech Hokies have weathered the storm and are in Akron for their Saturday night game with the Zips.
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VO-NAT ENG#
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :


The Hokies open the season ranked in the top 20 in several college football polls.
Tech has a 10 game winning streak dating back to last season. And Head coach Frank Beamer says the Hokies need to play Virginia Tech football in the season opener at Akron.
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SOT
IN Q="You Play...

((FRANK BEAMER/VA. TECH HEAD COACH: )) ((BRAD BAYLOR/VA. TECH DEFENSIVE LINEMAN: ))
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :00
SUPER=01-Brad Baylor/Va. Tech Defensive Lineman; :19
RUNS=:33
OUT Q=.........END OF THE SEASON."
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#VF96-1
GRAPHIC=UVA Football


The Virginia Cavaliers open their season at home against Central Michigan of the Mid American Conference.
It's the first meeting between the Cavaliers and the Chippewas.
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SOT
IN Q="I think...

((GEORGE WELSH/UVA HEAD COACH: ))
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; :
RUNS=:14
OUT Q=......chance to win."
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ANCHOR=Roy
SS=Hold logo


Kickoff tomorrow night at David A. Harrison field and Scott Stadium is 7-o'clock.

S-Race


ANCHOR=Roy
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Roy
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=Richmond Logo


Tropical Storm Fran's heavy rains and high winds have postponed all the activities at the Richmond International Raceway today.
The Busch Grand National race will be held Sunday afternoon and qualifying for the Miller 400 will be held tomorrow at Noon.
Wx-Tape
SUPER=305-75/69/99/1954/46/1984;
SUPER=306-75/65/71/W-12mph/29.65r/6:55am/7:40pm;


Forecasts
SUPER=X5000;
SUPER=330-Cloudy Skies/Wind:West-15mph/65-70/Partly Sunny/Wind:SW-10mph/80-85;
SUPER=331-Slow Clearing/Wind:West-15mph/64-68/Partly Sunny/And Warm/84-86;
SUPER=332-Mostly Cloudy/Light Winds/60-65/Partly Sunny/And Warmer/80-85;
SUPER=333-Mostly Cloudy/Winds Diminish/65-70/Partly Sunny/Wind:SW-10mph/80-85;

SUPER=X5001; SUPER=334-Clouds With A/Few Showers/60-63/Cloudy Skies/Light Winds/74-78;