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1-News-head

ANCHOR=Keith

Coming up on NEWS 7 at SIX:
Stepped -up enforcement on child support improves collections by 14-percent.
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VO-NAT


And the trouble with "Point of Honor" is GETTING THERE.
Once a rural plantation- -now land-locked in Lynchburg- -we'll see what can be done to improve access to this historic attraction.
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Sports-Head
ANCHOR=Mike


Tonight in sports, Tommy Morrison says he wants to come back and box again.
The Super Trucks have invaded the Martinsville Speedway.
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VO-NAT eng#


And Richard Petty talks about the hit and run charge against him that has now been reduced.
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WX-Head
TALENT=Robin
SS=None


Nothing on the weather horizon until later in the weekend. Till then very chilly nights and sunny days.

Child-Support


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-65
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


Half of all parents who owe child support in Virginia have chronic problems making payments.
For more than a year, the state has been taking away driver's licenses and occupational licenses of deadbeat parents.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Richmond;


State officials say that is paying off.
Child support collections by the state were up 14- percent this year.
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SOT 01:08:43
IN Q=We also

((CLARENCE CARTER/VA. SOCIAL SERVICES COMMISSIONER: WE ALSO HAVE A NEW AUTOMATED SYSTEM. WE HAVE A BROADER, MORE INTENSIVE APPROACH. AND ALSO, WE'VE BROUGHT A NEW SENSE OF URGENCY TO THIS WHOLE ISSUE.))
SUPER=01-Clarence Carter/Va. Social Services Commissioner;
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OUT Q=whole issue.
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VO-NAT


The state claims its efforts have helped establish paternity for more than 25- thousand children this year.
Kimberly Hall- Deans' daughter met her father this year -- and state officials say that's good for both.
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SOT 01:25:34
IN Q=I think

((I THINK A REALITY HAS SET IN THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A PAYMENT, IT'S AN ACTUAL PERSON. AND SHE HAS WANTS AND NEEDS.))
SUPER=01-Kimberly Hall-Deans/Richmond Mother;
RUNS=:07
OUT Q=and needs.
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VO-NAT


The price tag for the ten-most wanted and all their fellow deadbeats to get paid up: more than 800-million dollars.
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Flooding


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6p
WRITER=jmc
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Flood Relief


Virginians trying to rebuild from this month's floods should be getting some checks soon.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-South Boston/September 7


The federal government says it's approved applications for more than one million dollars in disaster housing assistance.
The money will pay for rental housing or emergency repairs to make a home livable again.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency says more than 100 people in Danville and Pittsylvania County alone will be getting help.
Some of the FEMA regional offices, such as the one in Danville, have now closed.
But people can still apply for help, by calling FEMA's toll free number: 1-800-462-9029.
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Environment


ANCHOR=keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=spr
TAPE#96-68
GRAPHIC=Virginia State Seal


The Governor's Commission on Environmental Stewardship has come under scrutiny in recent months.
Some think it was formed solely for political positioning.
But members of the committee say that's not the case.
They say they're tackling serious environmental issues.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Salem;


This morning members conducted a meeting at the Salem Civic Center.
Topics included pollution prevention and enforcement of certain laws.
Later in the day, the group traveled to Rocky Mount, where they toured the Ronile (ROH-nile) plant.
Ronile puts color on yarn and carpet... and it recently was recognized for its dye recycling efforts.
Commission members hope trips like these will convince detractors that their committee is for real.
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SOT 15:24:28
IN Q=Every group

((JOHN PAUL WOODLEY/GOVERNOR'S COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: EVERY GROUP OF INTEREST TO THE ENVIRONMENT IS REPRESENTED IN SOME WAY ON THE COMMISSION. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS, BIPARTISAN EFFORT TO MAKE SERIOUS RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL CAN PRESENT TO THE GOVERNOR. ))
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ANCHOR=keith
SS=None


The commission will have a PUBLIC meeting at the Salem Civic Center tonight.
Committee members are hoping to get environmental input from local residents and business owners.

Mediation


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=THa
TAPE#96-72
GRAPHIC=None


When students get in the middle of a fight between classmates the dispute often escalates.
But at Halifax County High School student intervention can actually help resolve the situation.
Teresa Hamilton explains.
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IN Q=Everybody laughs
SUPER=01-Ashley Talley/Peer Mediator; :00
SUPER=03-Halifax Co.; :12
SUPER=01-Spunky Shelton/Halifax Co. High School Jr.; :25
SUPER=@Teresa1; :54
SUPER=01-Beth Talley/Peer Mediation Sponsor; 1:04
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OUT Q=Hamilton, News 7.

((
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11:34:35
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IN Q=Everybody

((ASHLEY TALLEY/PEER MEDIATOR:EVERYBODY LAUGHS WHEN I SAY THIS, BUT I FEEL LIKE IT'S KIND OF OUR WAY OF SAVING THE WORLD, YOU KNOW, LIKE SOLVING EVERYONE'S PROBLEMS. ))
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OUT Q=problems.


In a way, Ashley Talley is right on track.
Her work as a peer mediator may NOT change the world, but it appears to be making a difference at Halifax County High School.
For three years, a school program has trained students, like Talley, to listen objectively to classmates involved in a verbal feud.
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SOT
IN Q=Instead of

((SPUNKY SHELTON/HALIFAX CO. HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR: INSTEAD OF GOING TO SOMEBODY AND YOU KNOW, YOU SAID THIS, YOU SAID THAT, YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO BEAT YOU, I MEAN, IT HELPS, I MEAN, YOU TALK, YOU WORK THE PROBLEMS OUT, AN HOUR OR SO LATER, YOU'RE FRIENDS. ))
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OUT Q=you're friends.


This MOCK demonstration shows how a mediation session might look.
Both sides are given a chance to tell their side.
By the end, they sign a contract agreeing to a solution, reached on their own. stand up:
Teachers and students recommend mediation for other schools. Last year, 419 disputes were heard, all but three ended in success. end su
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11:49:56
SOT
IN Q=Each year

((BETH TALLEY/PEER MEDIATION SPONSOR: EACH YEAR IT'S INCREASED IN USAGE, I THINK THE FIRST YEAR, WE HAD 40- MEDIATION IN THE WHOLE YEAR AND THIS YEAR, WE'VE HAD 40- IN 16- DAYS.))
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OUT Q=16- days.


Mediation cuts down on the need for faculty involvement, which decreases the number of student suspension.
Peer mediators also help settle conflicts between students and teachers. Teresa Hamilton, News 7.))
Tease#1

HARD MUSIC UNDER
ANCHOR=Keith
SS=NONE


Still to come on News 7 at 6-- a bankruptcy auction brings out the bargain hunters in Roanoke.
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VO-NAT


and it's a trip back in time--we'll tell you about renovations planned for a historic attraction in Lynchburg.
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Mark-Warner


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=equ
TAPE#96-70
GRAPHIC=Mark Warner


Get acquainted time is over.
Mark Warner's less than red hot Senate campaign is blasting away at John Warner's voting record all over the airwaves.
SS=John Warner


The Senator says he's being "mischaracterized."
Who's right?
Ellen Qualls has some answers.
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SOT
IN Q=You've seen
SUPER=04-Mark Warner Ad; :00
SUPER=@file; :10
SUPER=@markwarner; :45
SUPER=01-Larry Sabato/UVA Political Analyst; 1:17
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OUT Q=Qualls, News 7, Richmond.


(( You've seen the ad.
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((TAKE A LOOK AT JOHN WARNER'S RECORD.))
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Let's start at the bottom.
SOT 05:40:51

((MARK WARNER/D-SENATE CANDIDATE: FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE. HE CLEARLY VOTED AGAINST IT.))
runs=:02


No argument there.
John Warner calls the popular law a Clinton campaign promise and an unfunded federal mandate.
He says employers were already giving time off to workers when they needed it.
Reality check-- how much of that's just wishful thinking?
Cuts to school lunches?
John Warner fought against his own party's proposed cuts in committee.
But he voted for them in the larger budget.
The so-called 270- Billion dollar cut to Medicare is the thorniest to explain.
The GOP budget would have only cut the proposed inflation- based INCREASE.
John Warner says he supported it to keep Medicare from going bankrupt.
SOT 05:41:52

((MARK WARNER: CALL IT WHATEVER. SLOWING THE INCREASE. A CUT. IT'S 270- BILLION DOLLARS LESS THAN WAS PREVIOUSLY PLANNED. AND IT WOULD HAVE REQUIRED SENIORS TO PAY LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS MORE TO GET THEIR MEDICARE SERVICES.))
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To complicate matters, Mark Warner says he's for a cut in the increase too -- but a smaller one.
sot 05:40:53

((STUDENT LOANS. HE VOTED TO CUT TEN MILLION DOLLARS. HIS WORDS, THIS SUMMER, AT THE DEBATE WERE "YOU BET I DID." HE THOUGHT THE PROGRAM WAS RUNNING AMOK. I DISAGREE.))
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Again, a cut to the proposed increase.
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SOT 10:30:16
IN Q=He's picked

((LARRY SABATO/UVA POLITICAL ANALYST: HE'S PICKED SOME GOOD ISSUES FOR DEMOCRATS. THE PROBLEM IS THAT MOST PEOPLE SEEM TO HAVE ALREADY MADE UP THEIR MINDS. THEY'RE SATISFIED WITH JOHN WARNER THEY VIEW HIM BASICALLY AS A MODERATE.))
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(( Mark Warner says he's sticking to the issues -- and the next one he may hammer John Warner on is abortion.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))
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Contraceptives


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6
WRITER=
TAPE#96-77
GRAPHIC=None


A legislative commission appointed by Governor Allen says Virginia insurance companies should NOT be required to cover the cost of birth control.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=04-Yesterday


Yesterday, Planned Parenthood came out in favor of the proposal.
But today, the commission declined to recommend the legislation to a House of Delegates committee.
The bill would require all insurance companies, health maintenance organizations, and corporations that offer coverage for prescription drugs to also include prescription contraceptives.
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Anchor=Keith
SS=None


Supporters say paying for contraceptives would reduce the number of abortions and lower health care costs.
Opponents --including Trigon Blue Cross Blue Shield -- say it's an issue of consumer choice.

Leed's


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=jmo
TAPE# 96-75
GRAPHIC=None


Going, going, gone.
That was a familiar sound in Roanoke this afternoon.
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SOT
IN Q=nat sound auctioneer

((nat sound auctioneer))
SUPER=03-Roanoke;
RUNS=:04
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**Keith on cart**
More than 800 people spent the day at Towers Mall bidding on musical instruments and equipment.
It was day two of the final liquidation of merchandise from Leed's Music.
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SOT 14:38:46
IN Q=Am I still

((RUSS HAWKINS: AM I STILL SOLVENT? I'M STILL SOLVENT. MY WIFE DOESN'T KNOW I'M HERE. COME TO THINK ABOUT IT IF SHE SEES ME ON TV BY CHANCE I'LL BE IN BIG TROUBLE.))
SUPER=01-Russ Hawkins/Bidder;
RUNS=:09
OUT Q=real trouble.
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VO-NAT


More than 100 guitars, drum sets, keyboards and horns went on the auction block.
Leed's closed down due to bankruptcy several months back.
The auction should go on for another hour or until everything is sold.
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Arkay


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=lbe
TAPE#96-63
GRAPHIC=Business News


One of the Roanoke Valley's most modern, state- of- the- art manufacturing facilities is now up and running.
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VO-NAT
SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.;


Arkay Packaging held an open house at its 10- million- dollar plant in the East Park Commerce Center in Botetourt County.
The company puts together cardboard packaging for cosmetics and computer CD-ROMs.
Its client list includes names like Estee Lauder, Clairol, and America Online.
Right now the plant has 73 employees, making seven- dollars- an- hour and up.
Arkay Packaging has its other factory and its headquarters in New York.
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Stocks


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


On Wall Street today the Dow was down nine and a-half points, finishing at 58 hundred 67. NASDAQ up six points.
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SUPER=x5005;


Point-of-Honor


ANCHOR=Keith
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=ssm
TAPE#96-71
GRAPHIC=None


The Intermodal Surface Transportation Enhancement Act, or ISTEA (ice-tea), was created to help improve access to America's historic and recreational sites.
Steve Smallshaw reports it's doing just that for one of Lynchburg's main attractions.
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SUPER=01-Tom Ledford/Museum Director; :11
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OUT Q=News7, Lynchburg.


(( Over the past twenty years, Point of Honor has been a must- see among central Virginia's historic attractions... so much so, it almost became a victim of its own success.
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SOT 4:22:10
IN Q=This whole area

((TOM LEDFORD/MUSEUM DIRECTOR: THIS WHOLE AREA, ALL OF A SUDDEN, IS BECOMING A TOURISM DESTINATION AND WE HAD TO KINDA GET WITH IT TO BE PREPARED FOR THAT.))
RUNS=:08
OUT Q=prepared for that.


150- thousand dollars in federal road money will certainly help.
The grant will pay for a covered bridge over Blackwater Creek, linking Point of Honor to the city's riverfront... and a new entrance to the house itself.
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SU 4:58:47
IN Q=In recent years

((In recent years, tour buses have had trouble negotiating the sharp turn coming in to Point of Honor's parking lot. What the ISTEA money will pay for is to connect Norwood Street with Cabell Street in a wide, sweeping roadway. Now that it will be easier to get into Point of Honor, there will be even more for a visitor to see.))
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OUT Q=visitor to see.
natsot saw 3:59:59
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A million dollar capital campaign has helped erect two new outbuildings on the property, including a kitchen where the museum will offer living history programs and cooking demonstrations.
By the time those projects are finished and the new roadway is in place, visiting Point of Honor will be a whole new experience.
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SOT 4:23:47
IN Q=With the inclusion

((LEDFORD: WITH THE INCLUSION OF THESE NEW BUILDINGS, WHICH REPRESENT THE ORIGINALS THAT WERE HERE, I THINK THE VISITOR CAN COME AWAY WITH A BETTER FEELING THAT THIS WAS A FARM, THIS WAS A PLANTATION IF YOU WILL, AND THIS WAS A FAIRLY RURAL PLACE, ONCE UPON A TIME.))
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=upon a time.


Sounds like the beginning of a great story... one that Point of Honor can't wait to tell.
Steve Smallshaw, News7, Lynchburg.))

Sports Tease


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


Coming up tonight in sports, Richard Petty talks about his run in with the Carolina Highway Patrol, Tommy Morrison talks about a comeback, no comeback for Marcus Parker this week,
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VO-NAT eng#


and the Super Trucks have come back to Martinsville to be part of a huge Hanes weekend.
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S-Petty


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-20
GRAPHIC=RICHARD PETTY


Richard Petty won 200 Winston Cup races, but he couldn't get by a motorist on Interstate 85 without getting in some trouble.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Kannapolis, NC; :


Last week the King was involved in an incident on 85 near Kannapolis, North Carolina.
Petty was accused of bumping the rear end of a truck driven by James Rassette, and then driving away.
Today the hit and run charge was dropped and Petty pled guilty to a following to close charge.
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SOT
IN Q="This was...

((RICHARD PETTY/PLEADS GUILTY TO TRAFFIC VIOLATION:))
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Pleads Guilty To Traffic Violation; :00
RUNS=:16
OUT Q=....THE DIFFERENCE."
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He was fined $65 bucks and will now have four points added to his driving record. But was this simply a racing incident.
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((RICHARD PETTY/PLEADS GUILTY TO TRAFFIC VIOLATION:))
SUPER=01-Richard Petty/Pleads Guilty To Traffic Violation; :00
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S-Trucks


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#R-34
GRAPHIC=martinsville


A big weekend of racing is on tap at the Martinsville Speedway starting tomorrow morning.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Martinsville; :00


In fact the thunder was back in the foothills this afternoon as the Craftsman Super Truck series held an open practice at the track.
Last year in the trucks' inaugural appearance at Martinsville, rain forced the event to be moved to Monday morning and as a result most folks failed to make it back to the track.
This Saturday the weather forecast is great, and track officials are expecting a huge crowd for Saturday's two o'clock Hanes 250.
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((CLAY CAMPBELL/MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY PRESIDENT:))
SUPER=01-Clay Campbell/Martinsville Speedway President; :00
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Tickets for the Super Truck race on Saturday are $25 for adults and $5 for children ages 6-12.
And keep in mind these tickets are unreserved so, you can sit some of the premium seats that are normally taken for the Cup races.
In today's practice Michael Dokken had the fastest time with a lap at 91-point-655 miles an hour.
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S-Morrison


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#S6-21
GRAPHIC=BOXING


On to the boxing ring where former heavyweight Tommy Morrison announced he's planning a comeback.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Tulsa, OK; :00


Morrison retired in February after testing positive for HIV, but he now says he wants to fight one more time with the proceeds going to help children with the disease.
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IN Q="I now...

((TOMMY MORRISON/ANNOUNCES BOXING COMEBACK:))
SUPER=01-Tommy Morrison/Announces Boxing Comeback; :00
RUNS=:11
OUT Q=...EVER HAPPENED."
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S-FSU


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#FB96-1
GRAPHIC=ACC


The College football season gets underway tonight with ACC rivals Florida State and N.C. State paying under the lights.
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VO-NAT eng#
SUPER=03-Raleigh, NC/Last Night; :00


The Seminoles worked out under the lights last night in Raleigh, and they expect a pretty tough game tonight.
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IN Q="They have...

((BOBBY BOWDEN/FLORIDA STATE HEAD COACH:))
SUPER=01-Bobby Bowden/Florida State Head Coach; :00
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OUT Q=...A LITTLE BIT."
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S-Tech


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=sma
TAPE#=TF96-1
GRAPHIC=Tech football


The Virginia Tech Hokies are ready for their home opener with the Scarlet Knights this Saturday.
But Steve Mason says there is one Knight the Hokies won't treat as if he wears the Scarlet letter.
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IN Q=first audio
SUPER=03-Blacksburg; :00
SUPER=01-Brandon Semones/Virginia Tech Linebacker; :13
SUPER=@Steve1; :24
SUPER=01-Frank Beamer/Virginia Tech Head Coach; :39
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((Rod Sharpless spent three years at tech. In 1995, his last, he served as co-defensive coordinator with Bud Foster. He left countless friends behind when he took the head coordinator's job at Rutgers. ((BRANDON SEMONES:)) ((STEVE MASON:)) ((FRANK BEAMER:))
For 2 hours Saturday, the friendship will have to take a back seat to winning a crucial conference game. Tech beat the Scarlet Knights 45-17 last year. Sharpless's defense is improved from last year. His D is giving up 333 yards per game, but allowed only 6 first half points in a 33-nothing loss to Miami one week ago. ((CORNELIUS WHITE:))
The 18th ranked Hokies have beaten Rutgers the last three times they have met. In Blacksburg, Steve Mason News 7 sports."))
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ANCHOR=Mike
SS=marcus parker


Head coach Frank Beamer announced this afternoon that Marcus Parker will NOT play Saturday. The former salem greta has now missed three straight games on his indefinite game suspension.

S-College


ANCHOR=Mike
NEWSCAST=6pm
WRITER=Mike
TAPE#NONE
GRAPHIC=VIRGINIA FOOTBALL


And don't forget the about the schedule of college games coming up on your Hometown Station this Saturday.
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At high Noon on Saturday Virginia invades Winston-Salem to battle the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. pinnacle page 18075
Then right after that game at 3:30pm, Florida rolls into Knoxville to battle Tennessee in a war between Southeast Conference unbeatens.
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