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VO-NAT


The electricity's back on again- -finally--for many in the South Boston area... as clean- up continues in the aftermath of the storm.
We've got a LIVE report for you in a moment on NEWS 7 at SIX.
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ANCHOR=Keith


And some favorable reviews for the newly renovated- -though behind schedule- -Stonewall Jackson Middle School. Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville with the Virginia Cavaliers.
A youngster takes the top prize at New River Valley Speedway, many of last week's weather delayed Friday Football Extra games are set for tonight.
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VO-NAT eng#


And, the Carolina Panthers are breathing a sigh of relief as Kerry Collins injured knee is just sprained.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Late summer weather over the region with a line of showers in the mountains. The forecast and a peek at Hortense coming up.

Southside-Cleanup


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Flooding Aftermath


The waters are receding, the power is coming back on. And life in Southside is regaining a sense of normalcy.
Double Boxes=Keith and Steve/StarLink


Steve Smallshaw is in Riverdale which along with South Boston was one of the hardest hit by the flood waters. Steve I know that conditions there are changing from hour to hour, how are things there right now?

Gretna-Fatal


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=rjo
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


A 60 year old Gretna man, John Perkins Senior, was killed in a flood- related accident.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Gretna;


Perkins was reported missing by his family on Friday after he failed to arrive for a doctor's appointment in Lynchburg.
The Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Department says he was killed this weekend when flood waters swept his vehicle into a culvert near the intersection of route 29 and 3-64.
Perkins' body was found late Saturday night in a swollen stream about a mile from his car.
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Riner-Fatals


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-61
GRAPHIC=Fatal Accident


Heavy rain and flooding from Hurricane Fran claimed another two lives in the New River Valley Friday.
21- year- old Anthony Long
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;

lost control of his car on Meadow Creek Road in Riner.
Long and his passenger... 16- year- old Susan Meadows died when they ran into a small creek.
Friends and family are grieving the loss.
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SOT 10:02:47
IN Q=My brother

((PATRICIA REDDEN/SUSAN MEADOWS' AUNT: MY BROTHER IN- LAW CAME DOWN AND TOLD US ABOUT IT. AND IT WAS JUST A SURPRISE. AND FOR SOMETHING LIKE THAT... IT'S JUST HARD TO BELIEVE. ))
SUPER=01-Patricia Redden/Susan Meadow's Aunt;
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OUT Q=to believe
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Hurricane Fran


Authorities report Hurricane Fran is responsible for 12 deaths across the Commonwealth.

Montvale-Trailer


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=JMC
TAPE#96-69
GRAPHIC=Fire


Authorities believe faulty wiring in a clock radio started a fire this morning in Montvale.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montvale


It took about 30 minutes to bring the fire at the Ridgeview trailer park under control.
No one was hurt. Paul Mitchum, his wife, and five kids, heard the smoke alarm and got out safely.
Their home is a total loss.
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wipe wipe wipe

Monty-Fire


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-62
GRAPHIC=Wipe wipe wipe
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Montgomery Co.;


..As is this two- story house in the Elliston section of Montgomery County.
A fire broke out around 2- 45 this morning.
It was discovered by a sheriff's deputy making a routine patrol.
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SOT 1:04:43
IN Q=Very heavy

((PUG WELLS/ELLISTON FIRE CHIEF: VERY HEAVY SMOKE IN THE HOME AT THE TIME HE FOUND IT. HE TRIED TO ENTER AND COULD NOT GET IN-- OR COULD NOT GO VERY FAR IN. ALSO ONE OF OUR FIRE FIGHTERS CAME BY AND NEITHER COULD GET IN. ))
SUPER=01-Pug Wells/Elliston Fire Chief;
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=get in
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VO-NAT


Chief Wells said it took about an hour to bring the blaze under control.
But he said the biggest problem was a heavy black smoke... which gained intensity from either paneling or foam rubber.
It was so strong that the deputy who discovered the blaze had to be treated at a nearby hospital for smoke inhalation.
No one was home at the time of the fire.
The investigation is being handled by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
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Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6--a spending challenge between millionaires in the race for U-S Senate.
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VO-NAT


and students are returning to class at one school, even as work crews put the finishing touches on renovation work. But first let's check in with Robin Reed.
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ANCHOR=Robin

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Senate-Cap


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=John Warner


Republican incumbent John Warner is trying to take away the only advantage his opponent appears to have: money.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@file;


John Warner reminded Mark Warner today of his challenge to put a spending cap on their Senate campaigns.
SUPER=03-Richmond/Today;


Multimillionaire Mark Warner had already offered to shake on a cap that equalled John Warner's last three campaign bills -- but the Senator didn't take him up on it.
Mark Warner took time from a campaign appearance today to say "too late."
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SOT 07:07:59
IN Q=I'm gonna spend

((I'M GONNA SPEND WHATEVER IT TAKES. I'M GONNA PUT IN WHATEVER ENERGY AND RESOURCE IT TAKES TO GET THE VOTERS OF VIRGINIA TO UNDERSTAND JOHN WARNER'S VOTING RECORD, WHERE MY POSITION ON THE ISSUES ARE, AND WHO'S GOT THE VISION TO TAKE VIRGINIA INTO THE 21ST CENTURY. So you're backing away from a limit. I'M NOT BACKING AWAY FROM ANYTHING. But you said--NO WHAT I SAID WAS "YOU ADD IT ALL UP." MAYBE WE SHOULD HAVE SHOOKEN HANDS THAT DAY. REMEMBER? HE DIDN'T. REMEMBER THAT.))
SUPER=@Markwarner;
RUNS=:28
OUT Q=remember that.
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VO-NAT


John Warner says he spent about 3-point-6 million dollars over his last three campaigns.
Mark Warner says he believes that number is actually higher.
Mark Warner's ALREADY spent more than two million of his own money.
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Bank-Robbery


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=Bank Robbery


A quick holdup...and some fast police work...in Botetourt County today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Daleville


About 1:20 this afternoon, a branch of the Bank of Fincastle was robbed, by a man wearing a green ski mask.
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SOT
IN Q=He just ran

((SGT. DELBERT DUDDING/BOTETOURT COUNTY INVESTIGATOR: HE JUST RAN IN THE DOOR, JUMPED ACROSS THE DESK, WENT TO THREE TELLER DRAWERS, TOOK THE CASH AND THEN FLED ON FOOT.))
SUPER=01-Delbert Dudding/Botetourt Co. Investigator;
RUNS=:10
OUT Q=fled on foot.
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VO-NAT


The man did NOT appear to have a weapon.
Just a few minutes later, a Botetourt County deputy saw the robber, ran after him and chased him down.
The deputy ALSO found the money a short time later.
The man he arrested is 30-year-old David Ray Martin of Botetourt County.
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Cucci


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-59
GRAPHIC=Victor Cucci


Victor Cucci will not serve any additional time in prison for cheating on his taxes.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Beckley, WV/1992


The Covington businessman still has another eight years in prison ahead of him for drug running and money laundering.
A federal judge in Roanoke today sentenced Cucci to nine months in prison, concurrent with the original 14-year sentence. So Cucci will serve the additional time for tax evasion while he's finishing up the time he got in the cocaine conspiracy.
His wife, Janet, was fined 15-hundred dollars... to be paid at the rate of 100-dollars a month.
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ANCHOR=Keith
SS=Legal Scales


JANET Cucci failed to FILE a tax return, but wouldn't have owed the government anything if she'd filed individually.

Trigon


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-64
GRAPHIC=Trigon


The public finally got its chance to speak out on Trigon's bid to become a private, for-profit corporation.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


The State Corporation Commission has begun several days of public hearings on the fate of the state's largest health insurer -- with only about 15 members of the public slated to speak.
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SOT TAPE ONE 08:49:17
IN Q=The 88

((JEAN ANN FOX/VA. CITIZENS CONSUMER COUNCIL: THE 88-POINT5 MILLION DOLLAR COST OF THE CO-PAY SCANDAL IS BY FAR THE LARGEST, BUT BY NO MEANS THE ONLY INSTANCE IN WHICH THIS COMMISSION AND OTHER AGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT HAVE FOUND THAT TRIGON, LED BY THE CURRENT MANAGEMENT SHOWED A LACK OF WHAT CAN ONLY BE JUDGED AS INTEGRITY.))
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((TOM BUEHLER/INDEPENDENT INSURANCE CONSULTANT: ALMOST ALL COMPANIES THAT DO ANY ... EQUITABLE WAYS TO THE POLICYHOLDERS.))
SUPER=01-Jean Ann Fox/Va. Citizens Consumer Council; :00
SUPER=01-Tom Buehler/Independent Insurance Consultant; :18
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OUT Q=to the policyholders.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond/File Tape;


Trigon's policyholders overwhelmingly approved the bid Friday.
The company says it must become for- profit to survive.
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Stocks


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

The stock market surged in fairly quiet trading. The Dow climbed 74 points, closing at 57 hundred 33. NASDAQ was up nine points.
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Jackson-School


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=six
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Education


Summer vacation finally ended today for more than 500 students at Stonewall Jackson Middle School.
The start of classes was delayed a week, as workers scrambled to complete the construction there.
This morning, Joe Dashiell reports a controversial project received good marks from students, parents and teachers.
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IN Q=While Stonewall Jackson students
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SUPER=01-Helen Townsend/Jackson Principal; :16
SUPER=01-Carolyn Hoyt/Teacher; :36 quick
SUPER=01-Donna Dickerson/Parent; :45
SUPER=@Joe1; :56 quick
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OUT Q=JD News 7 Roanoke


((While Stonewall Jackson students were heading to class, Jack Waddell was putting the finishing touches on a segment of sidewalk.
While classes were taking up their first assignments, workmen were laying carpet.
For a few weeks at least, the construction and classwork will coexist.
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IN Q=They're going to stay

((HELEN TOWNSEND/JACKSON PRINCIPAL: THEY'RE GOING TO STAY OUT OF OUR WAY DURING THE DAY AND THEY WILL WORK AFTER HOURS SO THAT WE CAN MAKE OUR SCHOOL DAY RUN AS SMOOTHLY AS POSSIBLE.))
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OUT Q=as smoothly as possible.


In 1995, demolition of the old Jackson Middle School angered some in the Southeast Roanoke neighborhood.
But the new building opened to favorable reviews from students, parents and teachers.
SOT 12:37:49
IN Q=I think the kids

((CAROLYN HOYT/TEACHER: I THINK THE KIDS IN THIS AREA NOW WILL BE READY FOR THE 21ST CENTURY WITH THE TECHNOLOGY, WITH THE USE OF COMPUTERS AND I REALLY SEE THAT WE'VE UPGRADED EVERYTHING.)) ((DONNA DICKERSON/PARENT: IT IS A BIG CHANGE, BUT WE WENT INSIDE THIS MORNING AND THEY LET US LOOK THROUGH THE SCHOOL AND IT'S BEAUTIFUL, THEY'VE DONE A WONDERFUL JOB. I THINK THE KIDS ARE REALLY GOING TO ENJOY IT.))
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OUT Q=going to enjoy it.

STAND-UP CLOSE
Stonewall Jackson is still a work in progress, but most of the construction should be complete in a few weeks, virtually all of it by the end of October.
Joe Dashiell News 7 Roanoke))

Sports Tease


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#sports tease
GRAPHIC=NONE


Coming up tonight in sports, the Panthers get come good news this afternoon concerning quarterback Kerry Collins.
I'll rundown the list of rescheduled games set for tonight involving Friday Football Extra teams.
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And Steve Mason checks in from Charlottesville with our Monday night report on the Virginia Cavaliers.
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S-UVA


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=VF96-1
GRAPHIC=UVa football


Virginia has it's sights set on this Saturday's high noon meeting with Maryland at Scott Stadium in both schools ACC opener.
Steve mason says both player and coach offered a break down of this past weekend'd win over Central Michigan.
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SUPER=03-Charlottesville/Central Michigan vs. Virginia; :18
SUPER=01-Tiki Barber/16 Carriers, 147 Yards Rushing; :30
SUPER=@Steve1; :59
SUPER=01-George Welsh/UVa Head Coach; 1:11
SUPER=01-Tim Sherman/103 Yards Passing Saturday; 1:19
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OUT Q=...news 7 sports"
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S-FFE


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#none
GRAPHIC=FRIDAY FOOTBALL EXTRA


A number of last Friday night's high school football games were played over the weekend, but many more are on tap for tonight.
Here's a look at the schedule of teams set to kick things off this evening. go to pinnacle boards
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Co.//Auburn/6:30pm;
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Catholic/7:00pm/Rockbridge Co.//Robert E. Lee/7:00pm;
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SUPER=55-Cave Spring//Jefferson Forest/7:30pm/Bassett//Chatham/7:00pm/Pulaski

Co.//Amherst Co./7:00pm;
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SUPER=55-Patrick Co.//Dan

River/7:30pm/Fieldale-Collinsville//Gretna/7:30pm/Prince Edward//Appomattox/7:30pm;
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SUPER=55-Bland Co.//Grayson Co./7:00pm/Rustburg//Nelson Co./7:00pm/;
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S-Panthers


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=PANTHERS


The Carolina Panthers continue to amaze folks around the NFL.
Yesterday they beat the Saints 22-to-20 to stay unbeaten on the season.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-New Orleans, LA; :00


Even more amazing is the fact that the second year expansion is now 9-and-9 in the franchises first 18 games.
No one enjoyed yesterday's win more than Sam Mills, the former Saint.
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IN Q=

((SAM MILLS/PANTHERS LINEBACKER:)) ((JOHN KASAY/5 FIELD GOALS YESTERDAY:))
SUPER=01-Sam Mills/Panthers Linebacker; :00
SUPER=01-John Kasay/5 Field Goals Yesterday; :07
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=...PLAY TOUGH."
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VO-NAT CON'T


The bad news for the Panthers is that Kerry Collins had to leave the game with an injured knee.
He underwent an MRI exam today and the he only has a mild sprain. The Panthers have a week off before playing the the 49ers so, Collins should be ready to go.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=NFL


Week two winds up tonight with the Packers entertaining the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau field.

S-River


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=NEW RIVER SPEEDWAY


The New River Valley crowned its 1996 Late Model Stock car champion last night after a long season that began back in April.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Radford/Last Night; :00


Chad Harris, who came into the race with the points lead, started on the pole and stayed up front for nearly 70 of the race's 100 laps.
But Johnny Rumley, who is second all-time in career wins at the track behind only Ronnie Thomas, went to the front in the familiar number 26 Chevrolet owned by Martinsville's Clarence Pickeral.
Rumley would win the race, but Harris's third place finish would be good enough to give the young Stuarts Draft native the track championship in just his third year at the track driving a car owned by Larry Dunn.
Harris finished the year with one win, while Six Pack Cundiff had 4, Roanoke's Tony McGuire won five times this season, and Jeff Agnew picked up 6 w's.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=hold New River

Although the points championship is settled, New River will host one more race on October 19th, a 250 lap $10 thousand dollar shootout.

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Promo


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=khu
TAPE#**Pinnacle
GRAPHIC=None


It's a first for this area--a prime time newscast.
And it makes its debut tonight. 2 shot Keith and Connie
Connie Stevens is here to tell us about News 7 Prime Time.
Talent=Connie
SUPER=@Connie1;


Keith News 7 Prime Time will be on W-E-F-C Television at 10 p-m.
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Pinnacle
If you are a cable subscriber in Roanoke, Christiansburg or Radford we're on channel 12.
Salem cable viewers can tune us in on channel seven.
Here's a list of the other communities where NEWS-7 Primetime is on your cable system.
If you don't have cable you can find NEWS-7 Primetime on channel 38.
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Talent=Connie


We'll have the latest news, weather and sports--plus some unique features that will keep our viewers up to date. 2 shot Keith and Connie
So we hope you'll join us tonight at 10 for News 7 Prime Time on WEFC--and Station. then of course stay tuned for News 7 at 11, right here on Your Hometown