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(( HERE'S WHAT YOU'LL SEE TONIGHT ON NEWS-7 PRIMETIME... ANOTHER ROUND OF LAYOFFS AT SALEM'S YOKOHAMA PLANT...
AT THE NORMALLY PEACEFUL CAMPUS OF PENN STATE UNIVERSITY, GUNFIRE ERUPTS AS A STATE COLLEGE RESIDENT OPENS FIRE ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
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WRITER=amo
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TOP STORY GRAPHIC 11004
VO-NAT


And the Top Story this Tuesday night September 17th...
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VO-NAT


Jens Soering will return to the Bedford County courthouse--
He's hoping to get a new trial-- after he was convicted six and half years ago of murdering his girlfriend's parents.
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p-Soering


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=KHu
TAPE#96-64 net-f
GRAPHIC=news-7 primetime


Good Evening, this is NEWS-7 Primetime on WEFC, I'm Connie Stevens...
SS=Jens Soering


Did Jens Soering commit the murder in 1985, or was it a couple of drifters from Lynchburg who committed another murder around the same time in Roanoke?
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Bedford;


That's the theory that is bringing Soering's case back to the Bedford County courthouse... six and a half years after
SUPER=04-June 1990

Soering was tried and convicted of killing Derek and Nancy Haysom.
Their daughter, Elizabeth, pinned the blame on Soering. HE says he TOOK the blame, initially, to protect her... that he was in Washington at the time... creating an alibi while SHE was in Bedford County committing the crime.
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(( ))
SUPER=01-Gail Stalling Marshall/Soering's Attorney
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Marshall believes the two men: Robert Louis Albright and William Shifflett were questioned about the Haysom murders, at the request of Bedford County authorities.
If so, the Bedford County prosecutor never told Soering's trial lawyer about it.
Soering's new lawyer also wants the suspects' fingerprints so she can compare them with unidentified prints found in the Haysom home.
The hearing will be conducted December 9th and Soering will be present.

P-College-Shooting


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=amo
TAPE#net-E
GRAPHIC=shooting


The normally peaceful routine at Penn State University was disrupted by gunfire today.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-State College, PA;


Police in State College, Pennsylvania say one person is dead and another wounded after a woman stormed onto campus with a high-powered rifle.
19-year old Jillian Robbins, a resident of the town, but not a university student, allegedly killed one woman and wounded a man who tried to stop her.
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((IT SOUNDED LIKE A CANNON ON THE FOURTH OF JULY. AND NO ONE THOUGHT ANYTHING OF IT. ))
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VO-NAT


Robbins stabbed herself after a second man finally caught her.
There's no information on what might have triggered the attack.
The wounded man and Robbins are both listed in serious condition.
Robbins reportedly told police she didn't know any of her victims.
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P-Yokahama


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10 p.m.
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#596-39
GRAPHIC=yokohama
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem/File Tape;


Yokohama is announcing layoffs for a second time in as many months.
80 more jobs will be phased out at the Salem tire plant over the next several weeks.
Company officials say a slow market is forcing them to cut down production.
A spokesman says they hope the action is on a short- term basis-- and at this time, no additional layoffs are planned.
Meanwhile union leaders say they were expecting the layoffs, but didn't know how many there would be.
Just last month, 44 employees were let go.
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P-Simpson


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=simpson


It's the eve of O.J. Simpson's civil trial, and the judge has issued some key rulings.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Santa Monica, CA; :


He will allow Simpson to present evidence of a police frame-up-- but only under strict limits.
The plaintiffs in the wrongful death case do get to bring up the issue of domestic violence in the Simpson household.
Simpson was in a DIFFERENT courthouse today--
In Orange County, he's fighting for custody of his children.
He was advised by his attorneys NOT to take the stand in his criminal trial, but Simpson now says he is eager to be heard.
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((I CAN'T WAIT. IT REALLY IS FUNNY, SAYING I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE THE STAND. WHAT DO YOU MEAN, I DON'T HAVE TO TAKE THE STAND? YOU CAN'T KEEP ME OFF THAT STAND ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


Simpson's testimony could take as long as two weeks-- that's also how long lawyers think it will take to find a jury.
Selection starts tomorrow.

P-Iraq


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=iraq conflict


The Clinton Administration says the Anti-Saddam Coalition in the Middle East is alive and well....
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VO-NAT


There will be a full brigade of American forces in Kuwait later this week.
An army force of five-thousand from Fort Hood, Texas, will be in place to protect that nation in case Iraq attacks.
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((WILLIAM PERRY/DEFENSE SECRETARY:IF WE HAVE A CRISIS, WE CAN--WITHIN A FEW DAYS--HAVE THIS HEAVY ARMORED BRIGADE OPERATIONAL AND READY TO GO. ))
SUPER=01-William Perry/Defense Secretary; :
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VO-NAT


Today President Clinton told Congressional leaders that the U.S. is ready to act further against Saddam Hussein if he tries to expand his influence.
Some Republicans say though, that the damage is already done.
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((SEN. JOHN McCAIN-R, AZ: SADDAM HUSSEIN IS FAR BETTER OFF THAN HE WAS TWO WEEKS AGO. HE NOW CONTROLS PARTS OF NORTHERN IRAQ HE DIDN T SINCE 1991 AND HE HAS EITHER SPLIT OR REVEALED SIGNIFICANT SPLITS WITHIN THE COALITION WHICH CAN DO NOTHING BUT HELP HIM IN THE LONG RUN. ))
SUPER=01-Sen. John McCain/(R) Arizona; :
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=HOLD


And, Defense Secretary Perry says in the last few days, Iraqi air defense crews have refrained from making any threatening moves.
Perry says he feels better now about the standoff in the Gulf, than he did one week ago.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Stick around for more NEWS-7 Primetime-- three's a crowd when it comes to Presidential debates-- Ross Perot isn't invited to the upcoming forum.
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VO-NAT


And the woman who left animals without food or water in Pulaski County turns herself in...details right after this break...Don't go away.
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P-Debate


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#net
GRAPHIC=Perot, Ross


The Commission on Presidential Debates says Ross Perot has no place in the fall debates-- because he has no real chance of being elected.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Washington DC;


The commission voted unanimously today against letting any third party into the debates.
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((PAUL KIRK/DEBATE COMMISSIONER: PARTICIPATION IS NOT EXTENDED TO CANDIDATES BECAUSE THEY MIGHT PROVE INTERESTING OR ENTERTAINING. ))
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OUT Q=or entertaining.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File; :


Meantime, Ross Perot says he's outraged at the decision-- and vows to sue if he's excluded.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=CAMPAIGN 96


The Dole camp is welcoming the decision.... while the Clinton campaign wants Perot in.

p-Mason-Dixon


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=kmc
TAPE#96-68 NET-G
GRAPHIC=democrats


A Democratic Presidential candidate hasn't won in the Commonwealth for 32 years.
SS=news 7 poll


But the latest News- 7 Mason Dixon Poll shows Bob Dole in a dead heat with Bill Clinton among Virginia voters.
SS=Bob Dole


That's not welcome news for the Dole campaign.
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VO-NAT


While Dole does continue to hold a very narrow lead.
Statewide, 44- percent support the Republican challenger, while 43- percent back the President.
Reform party candidate Ross Perot is barely in the running-- with only two- percent support.
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TALENT=Connie
SS=News 7 Poll


Virginia is considered a base state for any Republican presidential candidate.
If the race stays this close in the final weeks of the campaign, here, political analysts say it would be difficult for Dole to win the election.







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ANCHOR=Jean
NEWSCAST=5pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#596-27
GRAPHIC=campaign 96


One of the biggest thorns Bob Dole keeps sticking in President Clinton's side is over youth drug abuse rates.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


Today, Clinton's drug policy director confronted the issue head-on during a rare stop in Virginia.
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((GEN. BARRY MCCAFFREY/CLINTON DRUG CZAR: THERE'S BEEN A GREAT DEAL OF DEBATE. AND MY OWN VIEW IS IT'S PROBABLY HELPFUL. IT'S DRAWING ATTENTION BACK ON THE ISSUE. WHEN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SEE THE ISSUE AGAIN, THEY WILL SOLVE IT MOSTLY ON THEIR OWN.))
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VO-NAT


McCaffrey says youth drug use is half what it was in 1979 -- but admits it's been growing since 1992.
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((A NEW GENERATION CAME ALONG. AND THEY DIDN'T SEE THE WRECKAGE OF LIFE WE SAW IN THE '70'S AND '80'S... EARLIER GENERATIONS HAD.))
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VO-NAT


McCaffrey says 47- percent of Americans know someone who's affected in a major way by drug addiction.
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p-Virginia-Cares


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=JoeD
TAPE#net-j
GRAPHIC=legal scales


A judge in Richmond ruled against Virginia Cares, the Roanoke- based agency that filed suit to protect its state funding.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=@File


Virginia Cares provides services to state inmates as they're released from prison, and earlier this year the General Assembly earmarked one- point- six million dollars for the program.
A veto by Governor George Allen ultimately cost the agency more than a third of its funding, and a judge has now refused to overturn that decision.
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((BILL HOPKINS JR./ROANOKE ATTORNEY: WE'RE DISAPPOINTED IN THE DECISION. THE JUDGE HAS LEFT OPEN THE POSSIBILITY OF AMENDING THE PLEADING TO CURE WHAT HE CITES AS A DEFICIENCY IN OUR CASE. WE'RE WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS WHETHER WE WANT TO DO THAT AT THIS POINT, AND WE'RE WEIGHING OUR OPTIONS WHETHER WE WANT TO TAKE AN APPEAL.))
SUPER=01-Bill Hopkins Jr./Roanoke Attorney;
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Virginia Cares has 18- sites in the state serving 30 prisons.
Officials say it is now likely that some of those locations will have to close.
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


Still to come on NEWS-7 Primetime-- Mike Stevens has highlights from the rematch of the girls double-A state basketball game-- pitting Lord Botetourt against William Byrd.
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VO-NAT


But first--In Boones Mill, they're going with the flow when it comes to a new water system...we'll explain in a moment.
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p-Pulaski-Kennel


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=tal
TAPE#net-k
GRAPHIC=Legal Scales


A judge has ordered a Pulaski County woman to pay for the veterinary treatment and boarding of 30 dogs and cats seized from a defunct kennel.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Pulaski Co./June 1996;


The kennel was also Annette Jenkins' home in Pulaski County-- which her fiancee Terry Weaver operated as a ministry.
Weaver and Jenkins both disappeared in June, leaving the animals tied up or caged without food or water.
Tipton Ridge Veterinary Clinic has cared for the animals since, and has found homes for all but six.
Jenkins turned herself in, pleading guilty to five counts of cruelty to animals. The judge suspended her 12-month sentence.
Weaver is still at large.
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ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=spr
TAPE#net-h 96-66
GRAPHIC=None


The water problems plaguing Boones Mill could soon be drying up.
The system is nearly 60 years old...
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Boones Mill;

and sometimes it doesn't work at all.
The problem appeared to be solved a few months ago, after the Franklin County town was awarded more than 400- thousand dollars to replace the system.
But bids on the project came in 30- percent higher than expected.
Despite the set-back, officials recently secured an additional grant.
Now the project is once again on solid ground.
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((BONNIE NEWLON/FRANKLIN COUNTY ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR: IF WE HADN'T BEEN ABLE TO ACCESS EMERGENCY FUNDS FROM R.A.C.D., IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT TO PUT TOGETHER FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT. WE JUST SIMPLY DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH AT THAT POINT IN TIME TO COVER BOTH THE TANK AND THE WATER LINE. ))
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=None


The project now has to go through another bidding war.
Town officials hope the new water system will be in place next year. Wx-Tape
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P-Cancer-Heat


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-37
GRAPHIC=cancer research


At Case Western University, researchers are working with patients with inoperable kidney cancer to test another way to destroy cancer cells.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Cleveland; :


It's called MRI-directed "Heater Probe Ablation."
Here, doctors are using MRI-images to guide a small probe through the patients back, into the wall of a renal cell tumor left behind after his cancerous kidney was removed.
To annihilate the cancer, high-energy radio waves are shot through a small needle directly into the tumor.
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IN Q=When that much

((DR. JONATHAN LEWIN/RADIOLOGIST, UNIVERSITY HOSPITALS OF CLEVELAND: WHEN THAT MUCH ENERGY IS DEPOSITED THROUGH A BODY IT CAUSES THE TISSUE AROUND IT TO HEAT UP SIGNIFICANTLY TO JUST BELOW THE BOILING POINT. AND AT THAT TEMPERATURE WHETHER IT'S TUMOR OR NORMAL TISSUE NOTHING SURVIVES.))
SUPER=01-Dr. Jonathan Lewin/Radiologist; :
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OUT Q=nothing survives.
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VO-NAT


Although experimental, this type of MRI-Radio Frequency may provide a real way to locally control disease by offering patients with small inoperable tumors another option-- if chemotherapy and radiation therapy don't work.
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P-Diet


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=cst
TAPE#596-36
GRAPHIC=HEALTHY EATING


The American Cancer Society is recommending everyone curtail the red meat and alcohol.
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VO-NAT


Saying the two are linked to colon and prostate cancer, the society recommends a diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains...and low in high fat foods.
These are similar to federal recommendations-- but the government says one or two alcoholic drinks a day don't seem to do any harm to adults.
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cool-video


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#cool video
GRAPHIC=News-7 primetime


Each night NEWS-7 Primetime brings you some of the more intriguing pictures of the day....
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VO-NAT
SUPER=75-Orange Co., FL;


Tonight, there's a reason this video is of poor quality...because the teenager and his friends who stole the camera didn't have a chance to learn how to use it.
Besides stealing the camera, as you can see, the teens stole money, jewelry and watches.
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((YOU EXPECT KIDS....NICE CASE. ))
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VO-NAT


Nice case indeed, despite the shaky pictures, police say the video was good enough to be incriminating evidence.
First, those involved denied the charges, until they saw the tape.
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SP-Score


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-16
GRAPHIC=none


A busy Tuesday in sports as Steve Mason gets up to date on this Prime Time edition with our weekly Virginia Tech report.
Plus, the Pirates Jim Leyland says he's leaving Pittsburgh.
And we'll check on tonight's state championship rematch in girl's hoops as Botetourt hosts Byrd.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-St. Louis; :00


And speaking of hoops, today in St. Louis Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner Kersee said she's leaving the heptathlon to play for the Richmond Rage in the all new, all women's American Basketball League.
She was a four year starter on the women's team at UCLA!
Now tonight's baseball scoreboard.
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SP-Botetourt


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#GIRL96
GRAPHIC=GIRLS HOOPS


Area basketball fans got an early season treat tonight as Lord Botetourt hosted William Byrd in a rematch of last year's Group Two-A state championship game.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Daleville/Terriers vs. Cavaliers; :00


To Daleville we go where Richard Thrasher and his Lady Terriers came into a hostile environment and fed off the crowd early.
Andrea Gay makes the nice drive to the hoop, she gets fouled on the play but still converts the layin and the free throw.
Byrd would also play tough inside as Brandy Allen gets the offensive rebound and puts it in as Byrd stays in control.
Botetourt would have to play catch up all night long as Katrina Elliott passes to sara moore, who gets it to Sarah Hicks for the hoops.
SUPER=33-William Byrd/54/Lord Botetourt/39;


But Byrd pulls off the upset tonight betaing the defending state champs 54-to-39.
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=HICKS


More bad news for the Cavaliers tonight as Sarah Hicks sprained an ankle and will likely miss Thursday night's game with Blacksburg.
Head coach David Wheat says HIcks will see a doctor and have x-rays tomorrow to determine the extent of the injury.

SP-Pirates


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#s6-18
GRAPHIC=pirates

On the diamond tonight, the Pirates Jim Leyland announced that he will not be back in 1997 as the Bucs skipper.
Leyland says he plans to keep managing and the Pirates have given him permission to talk to other clubs.
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((JIM LEYLAND/WILL RESIGN AFTER THE SEASON:))
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SP-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=10pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=ST5-23
GRAPHIC=TECH FOOTBALL


Va. Tech is gearing up for its home opener this weekend against Rutgers.
The Hokies set a school record this past weekend with their 12th straight win and Steve Mason says number 13 should be within reach.
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SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Va. Tech Head Coach; :49
SUPER=@Steve1; 1:05
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preview-boards


ANCHOR=Connie
NEWSCAST=10
WRITER=amo
TAPE#bds
GRAPHIC=none


For more news tune into WDBJ-7 for NEWS-7 at 11-- here's what we're working on for that newscast...
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SUPER=78-Church Crimestoppers;


The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is teaching ministers how to protect churches from crime in the wake of the recent fires at black churches throughout the south.
SUPER=x5025
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ANCHOR=Connie
SS=NONE


What are they suggesting? Some answers in just 30-minutes on NEWS-7 at 11, on WDBJ-7. Thanks for watching NEWS-7 Primetime. See you tomorrow goodnight.